Annapurna Base camp Trekking
Annapurna Base camp Trekking route is in the western part of Nepal. The site of the Annapurna South Face Base Camp is a spectacular short trek. Here it has some steep climbs, the trek is not difficult. Indeed, this route traverses a variety of terrain, from lowland villages and rice terraces to glaciers. Thus, trekking provides outstanding high mountain views. In fact, this is a fine opportunity to surround yourself with Himalayan peaks in a short time. As well as, this trip did not contend with the altitude and flight problems like in the Everest region.
The ring of impressive crystalline Himalayan ranges of the Annapurna range is considered by the Nepalese as a “Sanctuary”. “Sanctuary” means the place where the gods live. Thus the impressive trek leads us from the terraced farmland above Pokhara. And on good trails through scattered settlements and abundant forest, following the high ridge of Ghorepani. Accordingly, we take a good chance to visit the famous viewpoint Poon Hill. From Poon Hill, we will get a chance to see the classic Himalaya sunrise view as well as, the panoramic mountain views including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) to the west.
Our trek continues through ancient oak and rhododendron forest, across sparkling streams, and past waterfalls. So, the world of snow and ice starts to unfold above us. And the trail of Modi Khola valley leads us to the sanctuary as the gorge widens. Then we ascend to Machapuchre Base Camp (3,700m) on the lateral moraine of Annapurna South glacier. The steady climb up to ABC reveals the full splendor of this natural amphitheater. When we reach our destination, we are spoilt with 360-degree views of the Himalayan peak. This combination of pretty villages and terraced fields of millet and rice, majestic splendor of Machhapuchre (6,993m), Annapurna South (7,200m), Annapurna I(8,091m),1 and Hiunchuli (6,441m) make this an extremely rewarding trek. On our way back we pass Chhomrong and cross to the eastern banks of the Modi Khola.
The moderate trek offers a glimpse of a mountain with a beautiful village and unique culture. Panoramic viewpoint from Annapurna Base Camp.
- Area: Annapurna region
- Difficulty: A+ (easy)
- Max. Altitude: 4130 m
- Duration: 17 days
- Starting point: Pokhara
- Ending point: Pokhara
- Best season: Oct-May
- Max. Group size: 30 pax
- Min. Group size: 01 pax
- Culture: Different communities with a majority of Gurung, Magar, and Poon
- Mode of trekking: Popular in tea house trek, but it can be operated in both tea house or camping as per the client’s interest.
- Himalayan Sights: Annapurna, Machhapurchre (Fishtail), Hiuchuli, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna and Manaslu Ranges.