Annapurna Base Camp Trek is well-known as the best epicenter for many trekkers across the globe. Naturally, gifted Annapurna has a higher glacier basin which lies 40 km straight to Northern Pokhara. The Oval-shaped plateau stays of over 4,000 meters.
Moreover, it has been surrounded by beautiful snow-capped mountains. The Annapurna delights only 7 hours of sunlight during the summer. An abnormal combination of heights and depths are very memorizing.
Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Panoramic views of Annapurna Ranges and stunning landscapes.
- Settlement of locals, Gurung, and Magar with their classic culture.
- Evergreen bamboo trees, Rhododendron, and other botanical tresses.
- Shadow of Annapurna Range on the sunset.
- 3,280 Amazing stone steps.
- Presence of wild animals, Snow Tiger, deer musk and more
- View of other peaks, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchre.
- An imaginative feeling of a Cup
- Typical Nepali food Corner.
- Beautiful views of waterfalls.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a wonderful hiking route that passes through the scenic mountain views. The height of the Annapurna Base Camp is 4130 m from the sea level. While trekking on this Annapurna Base Camp route you would encounter diverse experiences.
Excitingly, ABC trekking begins from Nayapul where on the way you could see a wide variety of botanical trees such as banana, Amala tree, Urtica dioica, and many more than you will reach Tikhedhungaa (1,540 m).
Remarkably and antically, you could see a settlement of Magar Village, culturally, this community has a classic culture with their own lifestyle of living. And by this route, you will reach Ulleri where you will have to climb over 3,280 stone steps. It is very renowned for these stone steps so far. There are schools, health posts, and homestay.
After moving to Ghorepani from Ulleri, you could see the most marvelous sights of the Annapurna Range, Mt. Manaslu, including the Dhaulagiri range. This place has been settled mostly by the Gurung community. They are unique in their clothing, food, language, and even you could enjoy having Gurung bread which offers you enough energy while hiking. In this place, you can visit the Gurung Museum if you wish.
Your next destination will be Tadapani (2630 m) right after Ghorepani. You would feel very delighted since you will feel as if a drop of snow and water washing your face from Mt. Machhapuchhre.
Chomrong (2170 m) is the next place to reach out after Ghorepani, by the way, this is the main entrance to Annapurna Base Camp, and also you could see Mt. Machhapuchhre which could be seen like a fishtail. This is a place reflected by Gurung culture. In addition, you can get access to potters, horses, Massage, Spa even Donkeys to transport your luggage or bags.
You could see evergreen bamboo tress while getting upward from Chomrong until Dovan. By seeing the beauty of waterfalls you will be delighted like anything else. Perhaps, it could be transcendental feeling, from this place you could get into the real Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
After getting from Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, usually, trekkers get downward of Boombo then upward to Chomrong then you will move down to Jhinu Danda where you get could come across naturally gifted Hot Spring, you could take a bath in this Hot Spring. There are a lot of benefits of getting a bath in this Hot Spring. You can be healed from an eye problem, diabetes, hair fall, pressure, inactive blood circulation, and uric acid as well.
Annapurna Mountain Treks welcomes all of you with a thankful heart as we have created a systematic and sensible schedule for the Annapurna base camp trek and we have 11 days itinerary.
Welcome you even the Shining Mountains of the Himalayas sitting tight for you waiting. We are hoping to see you soon.
Permission Requirement for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Two permits are necessary while hiking for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP) Policy Claims.
The charges of ACAP nearly 30 USD including VAT. For the SAARC nationalities 5 USD for the entrance. If you wish you can do in Kathmandu either in Pokhara for Annapurna Circuit Trek permission.
Trekkers Information Management (TIMS)
Very essential for international trekkers. TIMS retains a record of each trekker by the registration. It helps to find out missing trekkers. So; the charge is 30 USD.
When is the best time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
It is up to your preference whether in Summer or Winter. Annapurna Base Camp Trek’s best time is Spring. You can find trekkers in the hiking trails in every month of seasons. Because of heavy rainfall and the presence of dark could dist- rube the moment of trekking in Summer. Even mosquitoes are very active to bite and also the possibilities of landslides and slippery way. if are you a Specialist in biology then definitely monsoon is ever good to do research and have fun.
There are Three Seasons depending upon Nepali Calendar
- Spring (March to May)
- Summer /Monsoon (June to August)
- Autumn (September -November)
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking time is up to your choice. September and October are the best months to explore the majestic Annapurna Himalayas. Even you could have amazing trekking in December though possible in winter. However, the winter seasons could be very cold while going for a Trek. If you are planning to do ABC in the month of December, then you must have to prepare consciously with relevant packaging.
Annapurna Base Camp difficulties which begin from the month of January, every trekker must be aware when starting from Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp since this area is very dangerous for Avalanche. Out of many best times, noticeably Spring is yet another beautiful time for the Annapurna Base Camp trekkers while on trekking you could see blooming white and red Rhododendrons in fact, it is a relevant time for the botanist. You could update with Annapurna Base Camp weather and difficulties by our website blog or a guide.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Map
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Altitude
Relevant Tips for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Nepali meal set is a must necessary since you need more energy and you get free over 3 times once you pay for only for Nepali Thali Set.
- You need to carry enough cash since there are ATMs on the ABC trail.
- Keep $150 for transportation and fees for monasteries and museums.
- Come with more days of planning, sometimes you may need extra days to acclimatize or to explore more.
- Never believe in the Locals because bad people can be anywhere since not all Nepalese are honest and helpful.
- If you wish to save you money, then you could rent expensive trekking gear and equipment.
- Do not take pictures of people without permission.
- It could take a long time to prepare food so order early.
- Get proper ideas about Acute Mountain Sickness or Altitude sickness.
|01||Kathmandu to Pokhara(Drive)||830 m||7-8 Hrs|
|02||Pokhara to Nayapul(Drive by Car) - Hike to TikheDhunga||1540 m||5-6 Hrs|
|03||TikheDhunga to Ghorepani||2860 m||6-7 Hrs|
|04||Hike to Poon Hill – Down to Tadapani||2630 m||4-5 Hrs|
|05||Tadapani to Chhomrung Village||2170 m||6-7 Hrs|
|06||Chhomrung to Dovan or Himalaya||2920 m||6-7 Hrs|
|07||Dovan or Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp||4130 m||6-7 Hrs|
|08||Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo||2310 m||7-8 Hrs|
|09||Bamboo to Chomrung – Jhinuwa||1780 m||5-6 Hrs|
|10||Jhinu to Nayapul - Pokhara||820 m||6-7 Hrs|
|11||Drive or flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu||820 m||7-8 Hrs|