Annapurna base camp trek is arguably the world's one of the most popular trails, nowhere else do you get such varied scenes and sceneries, unparallel natural wonders, wonderful majestic mountains, offer you intensely scenic beauties, and so forth.
Located in north-western Nepal, the Annapurna base camp trek is arguably the world's one of most popular trekking trails. It is not merely the great trails but the trip takes you to the lap of the world's tenth highest mountains and offers you an intensely scenic mountain vista. Annapurna base camp trek also popularly known as Annapurna sanctuary trekking is one of the short treks and nowhere else do you get such varied feast scenes and sceneries. It is blessed with unparallel natural wonders including that of majestic Himalayas, hill culture, incredible landscapes, all these make this trekking the most special and rewarding. It is one of the frequently organized treks by Footprint Adventure Pvt. Ltd.
The trail takes you to the heart of the Annapurna range, traversing hills and valleys, also passing through numerous beautiful villages settled down by various ethnic groups namely Gurung, Thakali, Magar, Manangi, and so forth, and therefore, you will be able to explore their unique lifestyles, rituals, and enjoy with local dishes and delicacies. You will equally pass through the terraced farm field, the forest full of flora and fauna, varied range of wild vegetations, herbs, including flower, if you are lucky enough you will be able to spot the wild animals as well. You will equally pass alongside glacier lakes, glaciers, rocky and sloppy boulders, all these make Annapurna base camp trekking worth remembering.
The ultimate goal of this trip is to reach the lap of the world's tenth highest mountains and capture the sceneries of gorgeous mountains located in the area, besides, you will also traverse through the deepest gorge Kali Gandaki, flowing between Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m) and Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), and have astonishing views from the Ghorepani Poon hill, one of the best viewpoints for mountain vista located in the Annapurna region.
During the trip, you will have astounding views of dozens of majestic mountains namely Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m) the world's tenth highest mountains, including varied adjoining mountains such as Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Mt. Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Himchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8,163 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri II, (7,751 m), Nilgiri (6,940 m), Mt. Fishtail known as Machhapuchre (6,993 m), Lamjung Himal (6, 931 m) and so forth. You enjoy having panoramic views of the range of mountains stretching from Mt. Annapurna all the way that naked eyes can catch. This perhaps will be your lifetime experience. The best seasons to have Annapurna base camp are March to May and September to December.
Annapurna base camp trek begins with one day drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the picturesque valley and the starting point of trekking. The next day, you will have a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and then begin actual trekking alongside the terraced farm field you continue trekking passing Tikhedhunga you will reach Ghorepani. At Ghorepani, you will have a rest and have a short hike up to Poon Hill, the best hill station for having sunrise and sunset views with the backdrop of majestic mountains, from where you will have amazing mountain vistas located to the Annapurna region. Passing through Ghorepani, the beautiful settlement of the Gurung ethnic community, you will continue trekking to Tadapani, Sinuwa, and Deurali and finally, you will reach Annapurna base camp 4,130 m and explore around, take snaps and finally retrace down to Dova traversing through rhododendron forest, subsequently get down to Chhomrong, Syauli and finally get back to Pokhara, via Nayapul and then fly back to Kathmandu.