About Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a world-renowned trek that leads to the lap of the world's tenth highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). An unforgettable venture, which begins from lush lowland and heads to tempting Annapurna Himalayas. With the professional guidance and support from Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition, you will have a smooth and most memorable trek of your life.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 days begins with a short drive to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. From here, the trail moves through lush green foothills and culturally rich villages. Colorful prayer flags, chortens, ancient artistic monasteries, and stupas add divine power to the surrounding and bless you for a successful journey. As the elevation increases the breath-taking landscape thrill you to the bone. Gurungs, Magars, and Thakalis are the main ethnic groups that reside in the villages. They practice Hinduism and Buddhism. The simple yet fulfilling life of the locals will not make you live in the palace. Hundreds of years old culture and tradition passed by their ancestors are still in practice.
The most interesting thing about Mt. Annapurna is that it is the first 8,000 meters above the mountain that have been climbed in Nepal. In 1950, a French team has made history by climbing Mount Annapurna. Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers thrilling views of Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), and several other mountains.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers non-stop natural diversity with captivating mountain views, Himalayan landscape, terraced fields of rhododendron and bamboo along with a wide range of flora and fauna. Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 days goes along Annapurna Conservation Area, which is the habitat of numerous wildlife and vegetation. A variety of birds alive the sub-tropical forests while monkeys are the life of tropical forests.
We, Outfitters Nepal Treks & Expedition has years of experience in organizing treks in the Himalayas of Nepal. We are glad to present to you our professionally designed Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary. Our Annapurna Base Camp Trek package will let you have the most adventurous journey of your life. Explaining everything about the region and its beauty in one package is not possible.
Panoramic Views of Himalayan Mountains
Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14-days offer you wonderful views of several Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tukuche Peak 96,920 m), Varaha Shikhar (7,847 m), etc.
Explore Culturally Rich Villages
During the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, you get to see authentic culture while you stay in several villages. Mostly dominated by Gurung and Magars, this journey let you experience the norms, values, and ancient practices of locals. Several stupas, gumba, and chortens in the example of cultural richness of the region.
Beautiful Ghorepani Village
Ghorepani is one of the most famous and beautiful villages surrounded by rhododendron, pine & fire forests and mountains. People from the Gurung and Magar communities reside here. You will get to interact with them and see their daily lifestyle.
Stunning Sunrise from Poon Hill View Point
Poon Hill is one of the most famous viewpoints of the Annapurna region. Located just above Ghorepani Village, Trekkers usually walk up to Poon Hill for a short hike. From here, you can see tempting sunrise and sunset along with the western Himalayan Mountains.
Explore Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp is situated at 4,130 meters. It is the base of the world's tenth highest mountains Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). From here, you will get to see panoramic views of the Annapurna Range and several other mountains. Passing through several villages, lush forests, and farmlands, you will reach the Annapurna Base Camp.
Relax in Hot Spring in Jhinu Danda
After you Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you descend to Jhinu Danda. Here, you will find natural hot springs, where you can take a bath and relax your sore muscles. However, you have to pay a few extra bucks.
Know some things before you go on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Best time to go on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Spring from March to May and autumn from September to mid-December is the best time to go on Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is mostly stable, and the sky is clear that makes the views excellent. Plus, the moderate climate makes the journey more joyful in these months.
You can also do the Annapurna base camp trek in Monsoon (June to July) and winter (December to February) as well. However, there can be rainfall and slippery trails and monsoon season and the winder have cold weather and temperature.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek. The trail is comparatively easier than other treks in the region. As you gain elevation gradually, the risk of high altitude sickness is low. Still, if you see the symptoms of AMS, inform your guide immediately. Talking about the trail, it has a good combination of tough and moderate paths. You have to walk for around 6 to 7 hours a day, therefore good stamina and health is required.
Also, do know that trekking in the Himalayas is always risky. The weather is unpredictable, and you can face extreme weather conditions. You have to prepare your mind for any situation beyond our control.
Food & Accommodation during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
During Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14-days, you will stay overnight at basic lodge or teahouse on trek and have stay at 2-3 star hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara. The rooms are usually small and on a twin-sharing basis & dormitary also. You will find a few pieces of furniture along with a mattress, blanket, and pillow.
The meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge/teahouse. You can expect to find dishes like momo, noodles, sandwiches, bakery items, bars, rice, curries, soup, tea, coffee, etc.