Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular trekking trails among the solo and adventure trekkers. This trip can fulfill their dream to see the 8,000 meters mountains and glaciers in less than 10 days city escape. It is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek. The trek offers an extraordinary variety of ecosystems due to its unique combination of heights, depths and cultures. This oval-shaped high glacial basin lies at an altitude of over 4,000 meters and surrounded by a ring of mountains-the Annapurna Himalayan range. The Annapurna (8,091m/26,546ft) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,796ft) massif are the center of attractions of this trek. Annapurna Sanctuary is like a natural amphitheater and has been sacred to the local people for centuries. The entire sanctuary is a holy land to the Gurung tribe of Annapurna region.
The Annapurna Base Camp trekking starts at Nayapul, about an hour scenic drive from Pokhara. We continue our trek towards the west trail from Birethanti which follows to Tikhedhunga and Ghorepani. The next early morning, our guide will wake you up to hike to Poonhill. Poonhill is the stunning view point that offers the panoramic views of snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna Himalayan range. The views at sunrise from Poonhill are simply outstanding and impressive. We then trek towards Chhomrong and commence our journey into the Annapurna Sanctuary and further to Annapurna Base Camp. Therefore, Annapurna Base Camp trek is a good introduction to higher altitude without being too strenuous so that we have categorized this trek as medium-hard trek. Another positive side of the trip is it won’t require any internal flights like in the Everest region.
Thinking for more challenging adventure holiday in Annapurna? Annapurna Circuit trek is the best alternative for those who are looking at more challenging adventures for longer duration.
- No internal flights required
- The shortest trek to the Himalayan glaciers
- Stunning Sunrise views from Poonhill
- Typical Magar and Gurung settlements along the trail
- Spectacular mountain views along the route
- Massive views from Annapurna Base Camp
- Natural hot spring pond at Jhinu
- The great countrysides, terrace farming and alpine forest