Do you want to grab an exclusive opportunity to view the gorgeous Himalayan range close up without much hard trekking? Are you planning to take a worthwhile break from your usual day-to-day chores and relish natural and cultural attractions? If so, get ready for the journey of a lifetime, for an unforgettable trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Leave all the arrangements and paperwork to the experts of Orbit Alpine Adventures and join for Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Annapurna Base Camp hiking is a perfect combination of landscape variation and the close up view of the peaks over 7,000m. You follow the trail that goes past terraced paddy fields, dense rhododendron forests rewarding with the stunning view of the Annapurna range. You can taste from the typical Nepali food “Daal Bhaat” (lentil + rice) to pizza and chaumein in the hotels you accommodate. You can be always connected with the world even during the trekking in Annapurna region by utilizing free Wi-Fi.
Trek to the Annapurna Base Camp begins from Nayapul, which is a highly frequented gateway to Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). From Nayapul, we head towards Ghorepani, have a fascinating short hike to Poon Hill (one of the best Himalayan viewpoints). Then, you proceed towards deep gorge between Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli peaks, emerging on the other side into the narrow valley of Modi Khola. Finally, you reach Annapurna Sanctuary — the oval plateau situated over 4000m from sea level and 40kms immediately north of Pokhara Valley.
Annapurna Sanctuary trek itinerary ranges from 7 to 13 days based on the trail and duration of the trekking per day. The sunrise view of Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441m) are superb from ABC. Many popular short treks that are suitable for family treks including children and senior citizens are included within this trek. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek (also Annapurna Sunrise View Trek) is the best sunrise view trek in the world.
You can even do this trek independently, however, the route between Himalayan Hotel and Machhapuchhre Base Camp is avalanche-prone. Therefore, we highly recommend you to hire a professional trekking guide who keeps records of the latest updates regarding the trekking trail. This trekking can be made throughout the year; however, winter may not be quite appropriate due to the snow. To have a 360-degree panoramic view of the snowy peaks of Annapurna range, trekking Annapurna Base Camp in autumn is the best. The best season to trek Annapurna Base Camp for witnessing the colourful blossom of rhododendron decorating the entire forests is spring.
In less than 2 weeks, we can give you an enriching and overwhelming introduction to the abundance of flora and fauna of Nepal. Besides, the authentic rustic lifestyle and tantalizing natural beauty perfected by the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Machhapuchhre are truly rewarding. We are ever ready to welcome you aboard for a perfectly organized, safe and enjoyable trek to Annapurna Base Camp.
1. Where is Annapurna Base Camp?
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is located in Gandaki Province of Nepal towards the northwestern part in the Great Himalayan Range. Situated at the elevation of 4,130m, it is a popular trekking in Nepal for its natural richness and cultural varieties. Annapurna Base Camp is around 168 kilometres far from Kathmandu and nearly 37 kilometres from the lake city Pokhara. To enjoy this popular trekking destination of Nepal, Orbit Alpine Adventure has designed the itinerary from 7 days to 13 days. For more details, you can contact us either via email, WhatsApp, phone calls or online booking facilities.
2. What is the cost of ABC trek?
The cost of ABC trek is affordable that depends upon the trekking itinerary, trekking hours per day and the facilities you desire. We have designed ABC trekking packages at the most reasonable cost to help you choose the right one. ABC trekking cost from Pokhara is comparatively lower than from Kathmandu as the distance is different. For more details about the cost of Annapurna Base Camp, contact: www.orbitalpineadventure.com.
3. Is ABC trek difficult?
No, ABC trek is not much difficult. Talking about Annapurna Base Camp trekking difficulty, it is a moderate type of trekking through the Nepalese Himalayas. This is why, about two third of the tourists coming to Nepal visit Annapurna Base Camp. The highest elevation you have to reach is the base camp itself at the height 4,130m. Although there is little possibility of altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), our trekking guide helps you reach there safely. The slow but steady pace during the trekking protects you from such altitude sickness.
4. How safe is ABC trek?
ABC trek is comparatively safe because of the low altitude and safe trekking trail. Only the section between Himalaya Hotel and Machhapuchhre Base Camp is a bit challenging as it is avalanche-prone area. To avoid any mishap, we highly recommend you to hire a professional trekking guide who can keep records of any unfavourable circumstances.
5. Can I drive to Annapurna Base Camp?
No, you can’t reach Annapurna Base Camp by driving as there is no road access to this tourist destination. You can drive up to some of the sections close to Pokhara and rest of the trail is covered with on foot.