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Annapurna Base camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC) is one of the most popular trekking experiences in Nepal and it begining point of one beautiful city pokhara..Traveling is a unique life experience as it is the best way to unplug from the pulls and pushes of daily life. It is amazing walk through the diverse landscape and culture,complete with stunning mountain vistas, terraced field, Gurung villages, and variety of flora and fauna.The trek is challenging and arduous but a great experience at the same time. There are thousands of stairs, more than 6000 stairs.You trek up,up,down,across,up,down etc several mountains.

Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) is surrounded by some of the highest peaks in the world; Annapurna  (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), the fishtail Machapuchhre (6993 m), and Hiunchuli (6441 m). The hiking trail to Annapurna Base Camp is accessible from several trailheads and depending on your route the duration is between 6 and 12 days.

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Things to do Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek Beside the Hiking

Phewa Lake With Annapurna Reflection
Annapurna
  1. View the Beautiful Lakes in Pokhara: Our  trek starts from Pokhara so there is no way that you miss to visit beautiful lakes over there.Pokhara is also know as the lake of city because there are numerous of beautiful lake that appreciate the natural beauty of city.There are mainly seven popular lakes which are Fewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Gunde Lake, Maidi Lake, Khaste Lake and Dipang Lake.The image of a boat gliding across the glistening waters of Phewa Lake, with the majestic Himalayan mountains reflected in the distance, has become an iconic and breathtaking view that leaves every individual in wonder.
  2. Paragliding Paragliding refers to gliding from the top of the hill on parachute. It gives you the feeling of flying like a bird. As you approach near lake side you can see plenty of people gliding from top of Sarangkot hill. The paragliding is operated in a tandem flight which means there will be a trained and professional pilot behind you controlling the flight. You just simply need to relax and absorb the flying experience like never before with excellent views of Himalayas, lakes and landscapes.
  3. Go for PoonHill to view magical sunrise: We are highly recommended to put the Poonhill in your ABC itinerary.The Poon Hill Trek is also known as the Annapurna Sunrise Trek and that is because everyone is trekking towards that famous spot on Poon Hill from where you can see the sunrise over the Annapurna Range, one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world.
  4. Authenticate Local Culture: One of the beautiful things about trekking in Nepal is to experience the diversity from cultural point of view. Gurung communities are the major local inhabitants at Annapurna, and the other ethnic groups are Thakalis, Magars, Brahmins and Chhetris. Locally owned Hotels and lodges along the trekking routes offers accommodation and meal services while it is the best chance and place to interact with locals, get to know their traditions and lifestyle. Enjoy and embrace the cultural aspects with a smile on your face, just like how bread soaks up milk.
  5.  Zip Lining: Zip lining or commonly known as zip flying is an extra adventure that can be experienced at Pokhara before or after your trek. And it is not just any other Zip line, it is fastest, steepest and longest zip lining that defines the true meaning of adventure.
  6. Natural Hot Spring at Jhinu: Jhinu Hot Spring is famous attraction place where you can easily in the natural hot spring place. It takes about 30 m down from the Jhinu danda located on the bench of the Modi Khola. After taking the natural hot bath it supports to relief pain and tiredness of the trek. It is also believed that the skin diseases get cured after dipping here. And there has been a long history and tradition to take bath in these hot springs. Experience hot spring bath during your Annapurna base camp trek in Nepal. Highly recommended!

Accommodations at Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek

The accommodation in Pokhara,kathmandu and other city of Nepal is far better than during your trek in the Himalayas. I mean to say, you do have many choices depending on your budget and the hotels’ facilities in these major cities.It is significantly more difficult to get better accommodation during peak trekking season due to the enormous number of trekkers. But during the trek almost all the teahouses offer nearly similar accommodation with very basic provisions. The most common accommodation along the abc trail is the teahouse.

How to pick the right accommodation Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek lodges?

Before embarking on this wonderful trek, it’s a good idea to know what to anticipate, particularly in terms of lodging. Normally, there are two types of accommodation you will find in tea house lodges along the route to ABC. First & foremost, common share toilet facilities with the separate sleeping room. Another, you also can find accommodation with attached bathroom & toilet facilities along the trek in some tea houses except at the higher altitude. Its depend upon the budget.

However, as you climb up the route, you will find fewer teahouses that provide attached bathroom facilities.

Accommodation of Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek Routes

Pokhara

This city is extremely modernized, with both traditional lodges and   luxurious hotels  in the same location. You have various options for lodging, and it all depends on the type of experience you wish to enjoy.

Annapurna  Basecamp trek
Annapurna

If you are looking for the best high-class experience of hospitality including a Pool, Spa, Hot tub, and Water park then you must go to the hotels like Pokhara Grande, The Pavilions Himalayans the farm, Le Glamour Luxury Resort and Wellness Spa, and so forth. whereas travelers who are limited to their budget might go to hotels that are offering the best and optimum facilities such as wi-fi, nice rooms, tidy bed as well as flavorsome food. You can find the medium range of the hotel easily near to lakeside of Pokhara.

Ulleri

Ulleri is a small village in the Annapurna Region. It lies at an altitude of 2050 m from the sea level. It is the popular stopover for the trekkers travelling for Annapurna Trek.This is a beautiful village with beautiful landscape and beautiful scenery. The uphill climb from the base of Ulleri is a strenuous walk.

Single roomRs 250 to 400
Double roomRs 400 to 600
Double with attached bathroomRs 600 to 1000
Triple roomRs 700 to 1500

Tadapani

Surprisingly from Ghorepani to Tadapani, there is a vast difference in the number of teahouses, comparatively the number are low and Tadapani contains only 6 teahouses with western-style bathrooms that provides both hot and cold showers. These teahouses serve you with basic accommodation facilities, a room of timber plasterboard walls, and creaky old window frames with amazing mountain views from your bed.

Ghandruk

Ghandruk is a common place for treks in the Annapurna range of Nepal (Annapurna Base camp and Annapurna Circuit treks, in particular) and one of Nepal’s most marketed tourist settlements.he cost of hotels and homestays at Ghandruk varies depending on the sort of accommodation you pick. Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari are the most popular lunch and dinner options at Ghandruk. Meanwhile, you can have pizza, burgers, and a variety of other foods. Most teahouses and homestays charge a fee for providing Gurung attire for photoshoots of their guests.

Ghandruk Village
Ghandruk

Dovan

It is also one of the famous accommodation stops during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. As the increase in altitude, you only find the limit amount of treehouse. In the village of the Dovan, you can find only 3 teahouses with you normal accommodation and facilities of the western bathroom with hot shower. You may have to share your room with your friend during the peak season. After a long hike, you feel tired and lazy in this condition you may not feel anything for sharing the room or you may have to spend the night in the dining room so please for getting the better room during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek book the accommodation as fast as you can.

Base Camp 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek accommodation is the amazing one where you can view the world highest mountain with its surrounding peaks. Base Camp only has 5 tea house with basic facilities but you should pay a certain amount to enjoy the hot shower, of you, get accommodation in this region then you are lucky. This region is a crowd during the peak season (September-Mid December) (March-June) but their no problems in the other times for getting the room. You can enjoy amazing sunshine and sunset views over this mountain.

Transportation For Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC)

Nayapul is the starting point of most of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Local transportation (bus) is available from Pokhara to get to Nayapul or you can choose a private vehicle.

It takes about 2 hours to reach Nayapul from Pokhara. However, if you are starting your trip from Kathmandu, you can either drive or fly to Pokhara. If you take a tourist bus from Kathmandu, it takes about 7 hours to reach Pokhara.

Transportation Route For ABC Trek

However, if you wish to take a flight it will only take about 20-25 mins to reach Pokhara. You can also hire a private jeep or a car to get to Nayapul from Pokhara if you are willing to pay a little extra.

Trip to Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC)

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC in short form) Trek itinerary will be 7 to 12 days from/to Pokhara and 2 transportation days from/to Kathmandu depending on your time and level of your physical fitness.

In this post, we describe different options to trek to Annapurna base camp as well as how to combine ABC with other hiking routes such as ABC Circuit Poon hill and Mardi Himal Trek. The trail is easy to reach by public transport from the beautiful lakeside town Pokhara. It is a tea house trek, meaning there are plenty of cheap guesthouses to stay and eat along the way. We discuss cost, itinerary, guides, porters, altitude sickness, and give packing and planning tips.

  • Distance – 80 km/50 mi
  • Days required – 6-7 days
  • Total ascent – 4975 m/16 322ft
  • Total descent – 5040 m/16 535ft
  • Highest point – Annapurna Base Camp – 4147 m
  • Difficulty  – moderate 
  • Permits – TIMS card – NPR 2000/US$17 and Annapurna Sanctuary Permit – NPR 3000/US$25 pp.
  • Cost per day – US$27 per person including permits and transportation.
  • Guide – not compulsory, can be done independently, with a guide/a porter, or in a group.
  • Accommodation – guest houses
Overview Of Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC)

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an opportunity to be in the midst of the snow-capped mountains of the Himalayas. Annapurna Base Camp is recognized worldwide as the icon of Nepal’s trekking destinations which is often beautifully portrayed in paintings and pictures. The trekking destination, well known for its scenic beauty and historical elements, will make your experience truly breathtaking. The green hills, tall snow-capped mountains, raging rivers, cascading waterfalls, forest covered with rhododendron bloom, charming villages, and the famous Annapurna Sanctuary is a treat for various reasons.

FAQs

 Which is the best season for Trekking in Annapurna Base Camp?

October is the most popular month to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. However, most guides offer expeditions from September through May. The period from September to November is the most popular time to do the trek as the weather is generally most clear at this time of year.

How cold is Annapurna Base Camp in October?

The average daytime temperature of Annapurna region during October ranges between 20-25 degrees and the nighttime temperature ranges between 10-15 degrees. But, this temperature depends upon the higher and lower elevation areas that you are trekking.

What is the best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp?

For the Annapurna Circuit, October and November or April and May are widely considered to be the best times for trekking. The weather during these two seasons is generally clear and dry, and so it’s not too cold when heading into high altitudes.

Can we climb Annapurna without oxygen?

Climbing Annapurna without oxygen is possible, but it is an extremely challenging feat that requires a high level of skill, experience, and physical fitness. Annapurna is one of the world’s highest peaks, standing at 8,091 meters (26,545 feet) above sea level, and the thin air at high altitude can make it difficult to breathe without supplemental oxygen.

How long is ABC trek?

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC in short form) Trek itinerary will be 7 to 12 days from/to Pokhara and 2 transportation days from/to Kathmandu depending on your time and level of your physical fitness.

How far is it from Kathmandu to Annapurna Circuit?

The distance between Kathmandu and Annapurna Circuit is 182 km.

what is the altitude of Annapurna Base Camp?

Starting from Pokhara(820 m), Annapurna Base Camp trail elevation increases steadily all the way to Annapurna Base Camp which is at the altitude of 4130 m.

What is height of Mt.ABC?

It is the tenth highest mountain in the world at 8,091 metres (26,545 ft) above sea \level.

Which is the best route for ABC trek?

There are several routes to reach Annapurna Base Camp (ABC), but the most popular and optimal route is the one that starts from Nayapul and passes through the villages of Ghandruk, Chomrong, Bamboo, and Deurali before reaching ABC. This route is known as the Nayapul-Ghandruk-Chomrong-Bamboo-Deurali-ABC trekking route.

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