Are you a trekking freak? Do you love to do a sanctuary trek in Nepal? If yes then, a short trek to Annapurna Base Camp is a perfect destination.
Annapurna Base Camp trek is the best adventurous and classical trek in the world. The trek is also known as the ABC trek, which is admired by lots of trekkers for its beautiful scenery. The Annapurna Base Camp is at the elevation of 4130m, which creates a thrilling trekking trial in the lap of the Himalayan. In fact, base camp trek challenges the daredevil trekkers who want to try something different in Nepal. The expedition towards the base camp combines a beautiful picturesque of both Himalayan and green Mother Nature.
The adventurous trek to Annapurna Base camp starts from Pokhara, which guarantees you to give the pleasure of your soul. The trail passes through the evergreen forest, villages, waterfalls, and huge mountains, which reflects the true beauty of Nepal. As we move forward, the scenery gets even more breathtaking with saturated calm nature. The trekker’s excitement level will, even more, increase when the route takes us to fascinating other places until we reach Annapurna Base Camp.
The trial of Annapurna Base Camp has a diverse landscape with a variety of flora and fauna. You will be surprised by the different vegetation which you have never seen anywhere around the world expect Nepal. The whole expedition at a high altitude moves through the lust rhododendron forest and beautiful rice paddies, which can be the most memorable moment in Nepal. A beautiful trek also serves the panoramic view of snow-capped mountains Annapurna south (7273m), Annapurna I (8091m), and Mt Fishtail (Machhapuchhure)(6997m). You can also witness the staggering peak of Gangapurna (7454m) and unclimbed Fang (7647m) on the glacier dome in the Annapurna region. You can view a clear skyline over a beautiful peak as you ascend higher and higher on trial. Most trekkers love to explore the Annapurna region because you can explore a wide range of unique mountains on a single route.
There are different routes on the way to enjoy the popular Annapurna Base Camp trek. It depends on the traveler agency on which route you will take to reach the base camp. If you want to get blessed by the warm sunrise and sunset, then you can take a Poonhill route, which seems quite longer than regular. But don’t worry, you can visit the Poonhill after you walk down from Annapurna Base Camp. However, if you can’t get a chance to visit the Poonhill, then another fantastic scene of mother nature is waiting for you on the trail to Annapurna Base Camp.
A short trek on the Annapurna region also gives you a glimpse of the typical lifestyle of Nepali people (mostly Gurung people) in Landruk and Chhomrong. You can get to know their own unique culture, which can be an unforgettable moment of your entire life. There is a museum in the Ghandruk which is on the trail, where trekkers can experience the ancient tradition of the Gurung people. The heart of the typical Nepali people is as pure as clear crystal water, which will melt your soul with kindness.
Another amazing part of this trek is that the trek even passes through Machhapuchhre Base Camp, where you will get a little glimpse of the camp. Exploring a fascinating two-base camp on a single trial is a lifetime experience that you can only get in Nepal. After exploring the ever-changing triangular face of Machhapuchhre, the journey finally ends at the Annapurna Base Camp. The view of Annapurna base camp is like a dream which you cannot believe in your eyes. The shining glacier, along with the 360-degree view of the Annapurna range, can be hard to forget in your entire life.
The whole trek on the Annapurna base camp trail can cause a little bit of tiredness in our bodies. And nobody wants a tired-looking face after retracing from the base camp. So don’t worry, you will feel refreshed when you take a bath in a natural hot spring on Jhinu danda after retracing from Annapurna Base Camp.
You will walk into the mountains of the Annapurna region, and it’s obvious that the trails to the mountain are not smooth. You can find lots of up, down, and twisted hills on the trail which requires good stamina.
The Annapurna Base Camp is a moderate trek; however, some of the trekkers can face exhaustion on the trek. So, gain some stamina before the trek to overcome any difficulty. Perform a daily walk, but don’t overdo the long walk, then you can easily do the Annapurna Base Camp trek without any worries.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is popular for teahouse trek in Nepal, which provides you a basic facilities such as food, drinks, beds, and blanket. If you seek luxury, then a tea house trek can be a little bit disappointing.
You have to use the shared bedrooms in a tea house during peak time, as you can rarely find a single room. But trust me, being in a group is more fun than staying alone.
You can take an Annapurna Base Camp trek any time of the year except during monsoon season because of the heavy rainfall. The sky will be filled with darker clouds and not suitable for the perfect Mountain View.
However, there are two best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp trek:
Trekking gear is an essential part while doing a trek. And some people can’t think about proper gear for trekking. At last, the question emerges: what to pack for the trek? If you don’t have proper trekking gear, then it can cause some trouble, which can ruin your whole mood. So here is a general trekking gear that you should bring during the Annapurna Base Camp trek.
During the trek to Annapurna Base Camp, you will trek to an altitude of 4130m. The air gets thinner with increasing altitude, and day by day we will walk even further at the highest altitude.
So, you might get some symptoms of altitude sickness at the Annapurna Base Camp. But don’t worry; keep some altitude sickness tablet-like Diamox to prevent altitude sickness. Also, keep a distance from alcohol and do not consume any sleeping tablets while trekking. If you remember these things, then nobody can stop you from enjoying the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
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