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 that 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 is very memorizing.
Highlights of 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, Rhododendrons & other botanical trees.
- Shadow of Annapurna Range on the sunset.
- 3,280 Amazing stone steps.
- Presence of wild animals, Sown Tiger, deer musk, and more.
- View of other peaks, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchre.
- Typical Nepali food Conner.
- Beautiful views of waterfalls.
The Summary of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a wonderful hiking route that passes through 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 its 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 homestays.
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, and 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 delighted since you will feel as if a drop of snow and water washed 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, Spas even Donkeys to transport your luggage or bags.
You could see evergreen bamboo trees while getting upward from Chomrong until Dovan. By seeing the beauty of waterfalls you will be delighted like anything else. Perhaps, it could be a 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 to 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 10 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 ABC Trek
All trekkers must go through two different permits for security and safety.
Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP)
The ACAP nearly charges 30 USD including VAT. When it comes to the SAARC nationalities 5 USD for the entrance, you can do it in Kathmandu or in Pokhara for ABC Trek permission.
Trekkers Information Management (TIMS)
Very important for international trekkers. TIMS recollects a record of every trekker by registration. It helps to find out missing trekkers. So; the TIMS charge is 30 USD.
Annapurna Base camp Trek Weather
Annapurna Base camp trek is one of the most praised trek destinations in Nepal. So, knowing about the weather is very worthwhile before hiking in the lap of the Himalayas.
Since weather plays the most vital role for each trekker while heading for a hike bad climate does not make the trekking better.
The rail fall may cause an exciting trek in the summer seasons. The weather remains unpredictable in the Annapurna region even though the temperature can be different from one place to the other.
The weather of the Annapurna region in various seasons:
Annapurna in Spring Seasons
March to May
This time is very relevant for hikers in the Annapurna region. During this time the weather remains very clear even Rhododendrons bloom very much and the weather becomes very warm.
The temperature remains at a lower level around 10 degrees Celsius while during the night it freezes and day time temperature goes up to 20 degrees Celsius. The coldness grows slowly in the evening.
Annapurna in Autumn Season
October to November
This season is very well and best for the trekkers in the Annapurna region. The temperature becomes moderate and well. Because of the clear and warm weather, all hikers could see the amazing views of peaks and even mountains.
During the day, the average temperature goes up 15 degrees and remains very friendly but during the night it freezes.
Feelings could be very amazing while passing out through rhododendron, bamboo, alpine, and even evergreen trees.
Annapurna in Summer seasons
June to September
Because of huge rainfall the trail becomes very muddy, and slippery as a result trekkers do not enjoy it a lot while hiking this region besides the bite of mosquitoes can be dangerous even block clouds block the views of peaks.
However, trekking is possible even in this season but the heavy rainfall causes the trekking. This season is the rainy season in Nepal.
Annapurna in Winter seasons
December to February
Going on the trek this season could be a different experience. You could see the huge snowfall on the trek route even on the top of the mountains. The weather becomes very cold and freezing and the temperature moves to 0 c -10 c depending on the Altitude.
So, hiking in this region could be very dangerous in the winter just because of snowfall and extreme weather.
Weather Tips for the Annapurna Base camp trek
- Choosing the best time or season is the best before hiking to the Annapurna region.
- In order to have full fun weather must be perfect and ever.
- Know the Annapurna region weather forecast or the best timing for hiking.
- Temperatures pass from peaks to other regions.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty
Hiking from 1000-4130 m from the sea level could be quite challenging for each trekker who goes on the first trek in Nepal within the Annapurna region. Usually, the trek begins from Naypul to the Abc. Sometimes Annapurna Base camp trek difficult can be a common problem.
Each day, hikers have to take a walk for 5-6-7 hours in order to reach the Annapurna Base camp trek. Moreover, the trail is not easy like the plain area and the trail is very zigzag even this kind of trail could be very hard for new trekkers. Sometimes trekkers choose a short trek for hiking in Nepal.
How is the route to Annapurna Base Trek then?
The trial of Annapurna Base camp is moderate in terms of grade and each trekker could take a beautiful walk for the ABC. You need to be healthy for hiking to this area. Here are the factors that change ABC Trek’s difficulty:
Trek begins from 1000-4130m from the sea level. You might face the AMS while hiking for more than 4000 meters and this is one of the challenges you have to be very careful of when heading to the Annapurna Base Camp trek. It is not wise to have alcohol while on the trek.
Trek route duration and distance
Annapurna Base trek distance is nearly 115 km however, you will have to hike for 10-20 km each day and needs 6-7 hours of walking during the trek.
The Dynamic Change in Weather also temperature creates a problem while hiking to the ABC region. The oxygen level is very lower in high altitudes. Spring and Autumn are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Trek in Nepal.
If you have already had an experience then it is going t be very easy for you. If you are a beginner then you have to prepare a lot before hiking to the ABC camp. Annapurna Base camp trek requires good physical fitness and some ideas along with strong determination.
The trail of mountains is not easier moreover it is not plain like the lower level of mountains. Even the zigzag route creates problems for many new trekkers sometimes. You will have to be tedious and patient for the best hike for this reason. In order to overcome this problem, you need to know your own limitations for trekking.
Taking a lot of goods is very difficult in the Annapurna region is very top. It is only possible by porters and mules so the cost of food and even accommodation is almost peak in this region. ABC area is costlier than the service of Kathmandu Nepal. But the price is very fair. There are no ATM machines on the trail.
The difficulty of hiring Guides and Porters
Most trekkers do hire a guide which means to be safe on the way Trek can not be easy without a guide, there are some trekkers who go on the trek without an experienced guide. So, trekkers should be greedy to hire a guide or porter for their easygoing trek.
The difficulty with food, drinks, and accommodation
Most of the time, trekkers have to stay at tea houses even in guest houses and if you are a luxury seeker then this kind of living could be very discouraging. In fact, this kind of way of living only offers you basic needs like food and shelter during your hike. In addition, you will have to pay extra money for a hot shower even if you need to share a bathroom and toilets.
Tips on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Know basic information of the Annapurna Base camp trek, weather, and route
- You need to drink enough water
- Flow the guided track
- Have sound food and maintain hygiene
- Take some extra chocolates along with basic medicines
- Get ideas from the trusted trekking agency
- You will have to be positive while hiking
- Make a relevant before heading
- Use proper trekking gear and tools