About Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek gives you the experience of walking in diverse topographies, varied cultures, lush greenery, and the beautiful view of deep George.
As you hike towards Annapurna Base Camp, you will gradually see soaring mountain Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhare, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal and many more in approximate proximity. You will be mesmerized having the magnificent view of the Himalayas from the very beginning and it will pull you closer and closer as you ascend. Your expedition towards the Base Camp will let you watch tall and colossal snow-capped ranges hugging the blue sky.
Most of the area of the Annapurna region is covered by Annapurna Sanctuary Area. Here, you will get glimpses of endangered animals. Annapurna Sanctuary area allows you to see 360 panoramas and a nearby view of the south face of the towering Annapurna Himalaya.
How Difficult Is Annapurna Base camp Trek?
During the trek, you will walk through terraced farmland and Rhododendron forests and walk near glacier rivers and waterfalls. The amazing backdrop of the tall Himalayas will accompany you throughout your journey to the Annapurna base camp trek.
Your trek will take you up to 4,130 meters at the Base Camp. During the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you are less likely to face altitude-related problems.
Culture, Lifestyles In Annapurna Region
Annapurna base camp trek passes through villages with mixed cultures. The cultural diversity you will get to behold in this region will add pleasure to your trip. Annapurna region is home to diverse ethnic groups of Gurung, Magar, Thakali, Manangi, and Lobanad Tibetan groups are among a few of the settlements from low land areas to the northernmost face. Together they live, share their culture, and lifestyle, and welcome the tourists with warm hospitality. Here, you will also get insights into the locals during your accommodation in the tea houses.
Annapurna region has preserved cultural and historical heritage. The trekking region can be a good trekking zone for solo travelers as it is one of the busiest trials after Everest Base Camp.
This Annapurna region trail is well-liked by many trekkers around the world. Also, it is a popular choice for female solo travelers from abroad to Nepali travelers. Besides, the trail is easier than the Everest Base Camp trek for many, especially beginners.
This region is known for its biological conservation. In the upper part of the sub-alpine grassland of the Annapurna region homes rarely found animals of which snow leopards and blue sheep which is the prime. During your journey towards the Annapurna Base Camp, you will get to see Kokla, Blood Pheasant, and colorful butterflies and insects.
Annapurna Base Camp 14 days trek is designed for the trekkers who are planning to travel in a relaxed modus. Also, the trek can be customized to an 11-day itinerary if you are urgency to meet your next schedule.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route
The trek to Annapurna Base Camp commences from Tikhedhunga. To reach the next destination Ulleri, you will walk upwards on stone steps which is a large distance. Walking through waterfalls, uphill trials, fewer vegetation areas, calm forests, and passing suspension bridges, you will feel ecstatic. After a hike from Ghorepani, the next destination will Poonhill. From here you can get the view of the Dhaulagiri ranges, and Machhapuchre, however, you do not miss the view of the Annapurna ranges too.
The Annapurna Base Camp also takes you to the picturesque and peaceful Sinuwa village.
With all the uphill journeys, the journey can be tiring, however, the views are breathtaking. To restore your energy, you can take a rest at Jhinu Danda overnight. In the morning walking 20 minutes downhill, you will reach Jhinu Hotspring. The experience here will certainly help boost your energy.
Best Time To Do Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The best seasons for Annapurna Base Camp Trek are spring and autumn. The Spring season in Nepal falls from March to May and autumn from September to December.
However, Regulus Treks and Expedition will arrange the trek around the year on demand. As this is a moderate trek, you need not have to have prior experience in trekking.