Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonder of the Great Annapuna Base camp trek Himalayas.
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)is one of the most popular treks in Nepal. It is quite easy and shorter trek than other high altitude treks in Nepal. This trek incorporates diverse terrain, culture, and wildlife. Along with the most spectacular and close up view of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.
In Spring, it showcases many beautiful flowers including the national flower of Nepal – Rhododendron. Orchids, Machhapuchhre massif and the deepest gorge Kali Gandaki accompanies you during the trek.
You will spot at times high cascading waterfalls. And, you will get to learn about people of different ethnicity, especially Gurung people when visiting the Ghandruk museum.
Depending on which route you take, you may not pass through Ghandruk though. The trail is the same from Chomrung onwards but you can choose to include or not include Ghorepani Poon Hill and Ghandruk. Poon hill is a vantage point for the view of Annapurna plus other peaks and for sunrise and sunset.
Other highlights of this trek are the hot springs! Very relaxing and healing for your aching muscles.
Also, ABC passes through MBC (Machhapuchhre Base Camp). What a blissful moment. Visit two base camps in one trip!
Together with Annapurna Circuit, these trails welcome about seventy percent of the total trekkers visiting Nepal.
|Day 1||Kathmandu to Pokhara (By flight or Bus)|
|Day 2||Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri|
|Day 3||Trek to Ghorepani|
|Day 4||Early trek to Poon Hill for Sunrise, Back to Ghorepani and Trek to Tadapani|
|Day 5||Tadapani to Chomrong|
|Day 6||Chomrong to Dobhan (Dovan)|
|Day 7||Dovan to Deurali|
|Day 8||Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (MBC)|
|Day 9||MBC to Annapurna Base Camp|
|Day 10||Trek to Bamboo|
|Day 11||Trek to Jhinudanda (Hot spring in Jhinudanda)|
|Day 12||Jhinu Danda to Pothana/Jhinu Danda to Ghandruk|
|Day 13||Pothana to Phedi and drive to Pokhara/ Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara|
What to pack for the trek is one of the important questions. Not having proper gears can prove troublesome. It may cause health issues or ruin your mood.
Here is a general idea of what you should bring to Annapurna Base Camp trekking.