If there’s any classic trek
in Nepal, then it has to be Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Annapurna Base Camp Trek
is a great mountain hike through diverse terrain and culture adorned with
majestic mountain vistas, terraced fields, ancient villages and a wide variety
of flora and fauna. Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) is the 10th tallest peak in the
world and hiking to its base camp is a journey of lifetime. ABC is alpine in
the purest sense - with skydominating peaks, glaciers and permanent snow
fields, all nestled under a star-studded sky.
There are very few treks in
Nepal that incorporates so many landscapes and takes you so close to the foot
of gigantic peaks without forcing you to push your limits. This remarkable
trail will appease both novice and experienced trekkers.
ABC trail takes you through
a variety of terrain, gushing rivers, sub-tropical forest and alpine plains
. You will hike through daunting pinnacles, deep forests, windswept
craters, glacial lakes and snow-capped peaks.
The beauty of the trek is
further glorified with the presence of fascinating heritage sites, delightful
villages, and warm people residing in the region. Hindu (Brahman and Chhetri)
along with Buddhist farmers inhabit the lower reaches of the region. As you
gain elevation, Hindu and Buddhist communities give way to Tibeto-Berman
Groups: the Magar (known for their skill in craftsmanship of stone and wood)
and Gurung (descendant of Tibetan who farm and tend sheep). The tempting
architecture of these groups and enthralling hospitality of the people add
great dimension to the trek.
The teahouse along the
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Route well-panders its visitors with extensive
menus and well-furnished rooms. Hot showers are readily available but you have
to pay extra.
|Day 01: ||Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel |
|Day 02: ||Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and trek to Ghandruk |
|Day 03: ||Ghandruk to Chhomrong|
|Day 04: ||Chhomrong to Bamboo|
|Day 05: ||Bamboo to Deurali|
|Day 06: ||Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp via Machhapuchhre Base Camp|
|Day 07: ||Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo|
|Day 08: ||Bamboo to Jhinu Danda|
|Day 09: ||Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara|
|Day 10: ||Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu|
|Day 11: ||Final Departure|