This journey is one of Nepal’s most popular and somewhat difficult treks. Annapurna Base Camp trek is easier and shorter than other high-altitude treks. This trek may be accomplished by any fit individual with a little determination. During the journey, you’ll see a variety of scenery, learn about traditional highland culture, and experience a variety of weather. Stunning views of the Annapurna range, Machchhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri are also available.
Because you trek inside the Annapurna Conservation Area, the ABC Trek is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. The Annapurna Sanctuary is encircled by Annapurna ranges and is home to rich flora, fauna, and ethnic Gurung and Magar communities. The sanctuary contains a healthy Himalayan environment with drier regions due to its unique terrain. At the foothills of the Annapurna range, there are also dainty Thakali villages.
Terraced paddy fields, dense pine and bamboo woods, and the peacefulness that envelops you throughout your trip can transport you to a different time away from the rush and bustle of the cities. Your adventure to the ABC Trek begins with a tourist bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pokhara is Nepal’s tourist hub, and we are confident that you will be wowed by its beauty. Many mountains and lovely lakes can be seen from Pokhara (820 meters / 2,690 feet).
The second day begins with a drive from Pokhara to Tikhedunga through Birethanti (1039m / 3,250ft). The true trekking begins from Tikhedhunga, where we follow a trail through rice fields along the Modi River to Ulleri (1,540m / 5,050ft), the day’s objective. Ghorepani (2,860m / 9,385ft) is the destination for the next day’s trek. The Annapurna massifs, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Dhampas, Nilgiri, Barash Sikhar, and Machhapuchre can all be seen from Ghorepani (Fishtail).
The fourth day will be particularly memorable because you will be visiting the famous Poon Hill viewpoint. Up get the most out of Poon Hill (3,210m / 10,525ft), we’ll get up early and trek to Poon Hill to see the sunrise over more than 32 Annapurna ranges, as well as Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri. We head to Tadapani (2,630m / 8,630ft) for the night after taking in the magnificent views from Poon Hill.
We leave Tadapani for Chomrong (2,165m / 7,105ft) the next morning after spending the night there. We continue our walk to Chomrong by passing through Ghandruk, which descends to the Kirmron River. For ABC trekkers, Chomrong is a favorite overnight stop.
We’ll wake up the next day in Chomrong, eat breakfast, and begin our walk to Himalaya (2,890m / 9,425ft). The path follows the Chomrong River through a charming village before ascending to the Modi River Valley, where we will spend the night.
We leave Himalaya on the sixth day and climb to Base Camp. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft), Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare provide breathtaking views of glaciers and mountain ranges. We’ll be staying at the Base Camp itself for the night.
The following day, we will leave Annapurna Sanctuary and retrace our steps out of the Modi River Valley to a peaceful rest spot called Bamboo, where we will spend the night. We leave Bamboo the next morning and trek to Jhinu Danda (1,780m / 6,393ft). Natural hot springs may be found at Jhinu Danda, where we can rest and relieve our aching muscles.
If everything goes well, we will leave Jhinu Danda on the tenth day and follow the Modi Khola to Ghandruk Phedi (1,150m / 3,770ft). We will drive to Pokhara via Nayapul from Ghandruk Phedi / Siwa. This is your final day in the hiking region, and you’ll be staying in a hotel in Pokhara for the night. After that We’ll take a tourist bus back to Kathmandu early the next morning.
Highlights Of Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Sunrise views of the Annapurna ranges from the Poon Hill viewpoint, including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 26,795ft), Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545m), and Nilgiri (7,061m / 23,166ft).
- Annapurna Base Camp which is located at the foot of Annapurna I. (4,130m)
- Flora and wildlife are abundant.
- Jhinu Danda’s hot springs
- Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Khangsar, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhare offer breathtaking vistas.
- Ghandrunk has lovely villages and agriculture.
- A look into Nepalese rural life