Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna base camp trek

Get ready to immerse yourself in the wonder of the Great Annapuna Base camp trek Himalayan.

 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.

  • A lightweight trekking boots. It is not impossible to do this trek in sneakers or trainers. Many people try it. Just that you will be walking in snow for some part of the trek and boots offer more safety. But, make sure that your shoes are well fitting, light and comfortable
  • A pair of crocs
  • Four pairs of liner socks. Two pairs for a warm climate and two pair for cold climate. Trekking/liner socks are better but it is okay if you only have the normal ones.
  • Few pairs of underwear. There is trekking underwear that you could buy at home. They are good for other outdoor activities as well. You can find normal underwear in Nepal.
  • A high-quality best ultralight packable down jacket and a down pant. You can buy or rent a good down jacket and a down pant in Nepal for cheap for a $1 or less per day.
  • T-shirts and trousers keeping in mind both cold and warm temperature you will be traversing.
  • A set of thermals. Or, you could layer up.

All Inclusive Price:

$800USD

Total Duration 13 days
Max Altitude 4800 ft.
Difficulty Level Pleasure