Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

attractions Attraction
Mountain, Traditional Villages, Culture, MBC and ABC
nature Accomodation
timer Duration
9 days
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Tourist Vehicles (bus, Car, Van)
Group Size
diversity_1 Group Type
temple_hindu Culture
Gurung, Thakali Culture

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is one of the most popular places to trek in the world its all about that attraction for the mountains. There is so much more than just the clear mountains all through the ABC trek that must keep your eyes wide open feet on your toes. Alongside mountains, you'll be escorted by the delightful Gurungs, lush-green plantations, and Himalayan creatures.
Poon Hill is one of the best viewpoints in this trek for a sunrise view and mountain vista. Mount Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna Range, and Mount Machhapuchhre to the northern part and the Butterfly Peaks in the far western part are all visible from atop Poon Hill. Find yourself in the base giant Annapurna I (8091m) with 360 degrees Mountain View is terrifically beautiful that is beyond your imagination that is an unforgettable lifetime mountain holiday experience in Nepal.

There is a natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda, you can cleanse yourself spiritually in natural hot springs with bathing areas in the lap of the mountains. Locals believe that the waters have a healing quality that eases away your aches and pains. The locals we will encounter in Annapurna Base Camp Route are mixed ethnic groups; there are Brahmans and Chhetris in lower elevations and Mongoloid Himalayan people in Himalaya. Mostly there are Gurung and Magar people in the area, famous for the Gurkha regiment. If you would like to explore more cultural and traditional heritages in the Himalayas then We suggest you trek to Langtang, Manaslu, and the Everest region. But no doubt that Annapurna is the best for scenery as some 55000 people trek there every year.

Highlights of the Annapurna Trek in Nepal:

  • Sunrise views of Annapurna ranges from Poon Hill
  • Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
  • Rich flora and fauna
  • Hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Panoramic mountain views
  • Pretty villages and farmland at Ghandruk
  • Insight into rural Nepali life

Trip Info for Annapurna Base Camp trek:

  • Trek Start:
    • Starts usually from Ulleri.
    • Requires obtaining ACAP permits and TIMS card.
    • The trail gradually ascends through diverse landscapes.
  • Accommodation:
    • Teahouses/lodges along the route offer basic lodging.
    • Dormitory-style rooms or private rooms available.
    • Basic amenities like beds, blankets, and shared bathrooms.

  • Meals:
    • Teahouses provide meals: Dal Bhat (rice, lentil soup), noodles, rice dishes, etc.
    • Limited menu items, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Carrying some energy bars and snacks is recommended.

  • Typical Day:
    • Start early in the morning for better weather and views.
    • Trek for about 6-8 hours a day, with breaks in between.
    • Reach teahouse for the night, rest, and explore.

  • Communication:
    • Limited mobile network coverage, especially at higher altitudes.
    • Some teahouses offer Wi-Fi, but it might be slow and unreliable.

  • Electricity and Water:
    • Charging devices may come at an extra cost in teahouses.
    • Hot showers might be available for an additional fee.
    • Safe drinking water: carry purification methods or buy bottled water.

  • Tipping:
    • Tipping is a common practice to show appreciation for good service.
    • You can tip guides, porters, and teahouse staff if you're satisfied.

  • Trek Season:
    • Best seasons: Autumn (clear weather) and Spring (blooming rhododendrons).
    • Winter is colder but less crowded.
    • Can also be trekked on Summer/Monsoon due to it being in no rainfall zone.
  • Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty :

  1. For Beginners:
    • Annapurna base camp trek is possible for beginners for good fitness level.
    • However beginners with low fitness level should reconsider.
  2. For Experienced Trekkers:
    • Experienced trekkers will find the Annapurna base camp trek moderately challenging.
    • Familiarity with multi-day treks and altitude effects is beneficial.
    • Flexibility and previous trekking experience will be advantageous.
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Mohan Subedi

Mohan Subedi is the founder of Hinepal Treks. He is a professional trek and adventure guide.

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