Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Overview
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking takes you to the diverse Himalayan Landscapes through remote villages, alpine forests, and fast flowing rivers. Witness some of the highest mountains in the world including, Annapunra I, Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tilicho, Pisang Peak, etc. ABC trek is also known Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. There are a lot to enjoy apart from majestic views of Himalayan peaks. Annapurna Region is a home of various flora and fauna. Likewise, the trail goes through diverse terrain and terrace farmlands. It allows you to get insight about the local people and their lifestyle.
The ABC Trek start with countryside drive from Pokhara to Nayapul then walk to Ghandruk. After then you will pass through different small villages of Chhomrong, Bamboo, Deurali, and all the way to ABC. Before ABC, trail goes pass through Machhapuchre Base Camp. You can also do this trek combining with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek or Mardi Himal Trek.If you choose one of these options then route might be slightly different. Also, ABC trek with Annapurna Circuit Trek is very easy to combine. It can be very long trek of 20-25 days if you want to combine both trek.
How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?
The maximum elevation of ABC trek is 4130 meter. So, travelers who are used to hiking or trekking can easily do this trek. However, if you are beginner it can be a bit challenging one. You will be walking almost 5-6 hours gaining 500-1000 meter elevation every day. It is very important to be healthy and fit state to complete this trek. During the trek, drink as much water as you can to get rid of Altitude sickness. If you can avoid Altitude sickness, you can complete this trek quite easily.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking permits
You will need two permit to do ABC trek. TIMs (Trekkers Information Management System) and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) are two trekking permits for ABC. TIMs costs you NRP 2000 (16 USD) and ACAP costs you NPR 3000 (25 USD).
Why Annapurna Base Camp trekking is best for you?
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a versatile and classical trekking trail of Nepal. Explore the tenth highest peak in the world, Mt. Annapurna. The diverse terrain and topography of this trek is amazing. Likewise, encounter snowcapped mountains that surrounds oval-shaped glacial basin at the elevation of 4000 meters. Insight the mind-blowing views of Mt. Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Tilicho Peak, Nilgiri Himal, Tarke Kang, and many more. The combination of the history, culture, landscapes, and mountain views makes this trek unique and versatile.
Accommodations during the ABC Trek
The classic trek to ABC is a tea house trek, which is basic hotels in the Himalayas. The accommodation during the trek have basic beds with a pillow and bed sheets. Its better to carry a sleeping bag with you as a blanket may be not enough avoid the cold during the night. Altogether, the tea houses in this region are simple and convenient.
Trekking Gear for ABC Trek
Trekking to ABC with proper gear and equipment makes the trip easy and comfortable. Always pack up your trekking gear wisely, don’t overpack. Hiking Thermal, Fleece Jacket, Wind Cheater, Down Jacket, trekking pants, warm socks, sleeping bag, toiletries, etc. are the most common gear you need to carry during the ABC Trek. Likewise, carry basic medical kit, sunscreen, lip balm, sun glasses, etc. However, before trekking to ABC, we will check the required gear so, you don’t have to worry about it.