- Annapurna Base Camp, is situated inside the Annapurna conservation area (7,629 sq. km).
- The majority of Magar and Gurung reside in the Annapurna region
- Annapurna’s conservation area encompasses 474 birds, 39 reptiles, 22 amphibians, 102 mammals, the world’s deepest George, and the rarest animal-like Blue sheep, Himalayan Thar, red panda, snow leopard, etc.
- Classic views of Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), and Hiunchuli (6,441 m) from a closer point
- The trekking trail is characterized by picturesque villages cascading waterfalls, terraced farmlands, rhododendron forests, and mountain backdrops.
Annapurna Base Camp also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek in Nepal is one of the popular trekking destinations for trekkers around the globe. Nestled at the heart of the Annapurna Himalayas of the Great Himalaya range, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) of Nepal is the 10th highest mountain in the globe. You will be trekking to its base camp at an elevation of 4,130 m.
This trek integrates varied terrain, a hidden pocket of lowland villages, rhododendron forests, intriguing culture, and wildlife. The scenery quickly changes as you gain elevation from tropical forest to hiking in knee-deep snow among remarkable mountains.
The sanctuary ensures to offer you innumerable episodes of natural variety with majestic snow-clad Mountain View and tranquil landscape. Along the trail, you will find the melodious sounds of varied birds, waterfall rumbles, and monkeys chatter from the trees. This gives you the imprint of being in a wonderland.
In addition, you can experience the unique local culture and lifestyle of different ethnic groups, including Gurung and Magar. These ethnic communities have resided in this region for a long time.
The trek starts with a 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to the lakeside city of Pokhara. Then you take an hour’s drive to the trailhead at Nayapul. A steep climb leads you to the village of Ghorepani, ready to make your ascent of Poon Hill for incredible views of soaring peaks.
From here you trek for numerous days following the canyon carved by the river. Thereafter, you cross and re-crossing on suspension bridges before reaching Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp. Machhapuchhre Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp provide plenty of time and opportunity to relish the spectacular surroundings.
The base camp has an incredible setting, as it is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the world; Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), and the Fishtail Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), and Hiunchuli (6,441 m). After the trek, there is the chance to unwind on the shores of Lake Pokhara before flying back to Kathmandu.
If you are planning for a family trek, individual, and school group then Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is an ideal and wonderful destination. This trek allows you to feel the liveliness of the Himalayan peaks.
Note: below trekking hours, altitudes and distances are approximate, and absolutely for the general idea only.