It cannot be overstated that the trek to the Annapurna Base Camp is one of the premier treks in the world. Not to be overshadowed by its more popular counterpart, the ABC trek, Annapurna Base Camp Trek will give you all the grandeur, splendor, and magnificence of the great and mighty Himalayan Mountain Range. No other trek can take you through such a vast array of ecological zones and a sampling of the many distinct cultures as this trek can. During almost the entire trek, one will keep the vast Annapurna range on the site. Annapurna, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli will keep watch as you overtake soft agricultural valleys on your way to vast rhododendron forests, and ascend to high alpine environments.
This once-in-a-lifetime trek is prominently featured in a new campaign launched by the Nepal Tourism Board. To shine the light on this and other unique travel opportunities in Nepal, a campaign to highlight Nepal as a premier international destination was commenced on July 31, 2017. So, if you want a trek that gives you all the best of the Nepal Himalayas with a moderate climb, then the trek to Annapurna Base Camp is a perfect fit. There are innumerable amazing sites and experiences to enjoy on this trek, but a few stand out for all who seize this opportunity.
Annapurna base camp trek is one of the crown jewels of world adventure and is the absolute immensity and beauty of the Annapurna Massif. Standing at 8091 meters, Annapurna and its other mountain neighbors will dominate your view. This would be enough to delight any who seeks the quiet solitude of a mountain journey, but there is more. The trek invites you to witness the magical change from pastoral valleys above Pokhara to the stark, crisp moonscape of the mountain environment. Indeed, it is rare to have a trek with such a moderate climb afford one this chance.
Annapurna base camp trek is the ecological transformation wasn’t enough, there is also the great diversity in culture to be seen and experienced. With the mountains creating a dramatic backdrop, the lake hamlet of Pokhara is an idyllic spot situated on Lake Phewa and is the perfect place to organize and begin your adventure. The drive up to the trailhead, and then, your start of the trek will bring you into the land of the Gurung people. If your trek takes you into Ghandruk, then a stop at the Gurung Museum is a must.
The Gurung people are of special note because they are the predominant ethnic group along with your trek. To be sure, if there is a museum dedicated to their culture, it is an important aspect of this region. The Gurung will delight you with its warm and generous nature. In each village, you enter the people will welcome you and be pleased to let you observe their daily life. Part of the beauty of this trek is the cultural exchange, and you would be amiss if you didn’t take some time to sit and enjoy the company of these hospitable people.
Culture and ecology are only part of the story. The fauna of the Annapurna Sanctuary is a unique component of this story also. Do you want to see miniature versions of chinchillas? Then enjoy the numerous Pikas that whistle as you ascend on your trek. How about viewing blue mountain sheep? Yes, they are here too, along with the red panda, Himalayan Thar, and the most elusive animal of all, the snow leopard. Though to see a snow leopard would be close to impossible, nevertheless the looking is a joy in itself.
Annapurna base camp trek is amazing sites of Annapurna region trek, one that requires a small side trip and a big sense of adventure are the sunrise from Poonhill. It is worth the extra effort! This small side trail will take you to an amazing vantage point on the trail. The trail takes you through lush rhododendron forests to a lovely village with the same name. Beautiful waterfalls, pines, oaks, and hemlocks abound during this side trail. Get up early and watch the sunrise over Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri South, and Annapurna South.
If you have the desire, we have the capacity to make your dreams come true in this mythical and mystical land of stunning beauty and welcoming people. Bring your love of wild places and we will do the rest!
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the premier treks of the world and is overshadowed by the more popular counterpart of the mighty Himalayan Mountain Range of Annapurna.