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Annapurna Base Camp Trek – A Trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary for great mountain views.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is nine days and sixty seven kilometre of trekking from Pokhara to Annapurna Sanctuary to Pokhara. If you love trekking and want to experience hiking amongst the highest mountain range in the world, then the best way to begin your adventure is to hike the trails of Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, the trail leads into the Annapurna Sanctuary. An oval shaped glacial basin at an altitude of 4134m located directly 40Km North of Pokhara, to the edge of the Annapurna Glacier, at the foot of the Annapurna Masiff surrounded on all sides by a ring of more than 7000m tall peaks.
Also, the Annapurna Base Camp or the Annapurna Sanctuary serves as a base to climbers and mountaineers, and is a major route to most of the peaks in the Annapurna Range. Especially, for climbers to the Annapurna South Face.
Trail to Annapurna Sanctuary
Trail on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek that finally leads into the Annapurna Sanctuary is just one entrance. A narrow valley between the two Himalayan mountains, Hiunchuli and Machapucharae that runs besides the Modi Khola formed from the waters of the Annapurna and Machapucharae Glaciers.
Surrounded on all sides by the Annapurna Range , there is only one trekking trail leading into the Annapurna Sanctuary. This narrow path that runs along the Modi Khola and which finally ends at the Annapurna Sanctuary is called the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Unique feature of the Annapurna Sanctuary
Annapurna Base Camp Trek goes through a combination of high mountains and deep valleys giving way to a unique eco-system to the Annapurna Sanctuary. Surrounded on all sides by high mountains of the Annapurna Range, the Southern face of the Annapurna Sanctuary receives more rainfall. As a result is covered by dense bamboo and rhododendron forest. Where as, the north face which lies close to the border with Tibet receives meagre rainfall and is arid and barren. Surrounded on all sides by high mountains, the Annapurna Sanctuary receives only seven hours of sunlight in a day.
Who Can do this Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the easiest and the shortest of all the Base Camp Treks in Nepal Himalayas. A scenic trek that starts from the foothills of the Annapurna Mountains at Pokhara, and gently climbs up to 4134m at the Annapurna Sanctuary. Therefore, anyone with medium level of fitness with the practise of walking long hours in the mountains can easily accomplish the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Type of Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is Tea House or a lodge based trek. A Trekking trail in the Annapurna Region that passes through small Himalayan hamlets of Ghandruk, Landruk, Choomrong and Dovan pockmarked across the Annapurna Mountains.
Good For ?
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is known for Incredible Mountain Views, and there is no better way to experience the beauty and splendour of Nepal than a trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary. The circular view of the ring of Annapurna mountains during sunrise and sunset from the Annapurna Sanctuary will leave even jaded travellers awe struck, and this is amazing.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is such an incredible trek, that in a matter of just five days it brings you face to face with some of the mountains of the Annapurna Range, more than 8000m tall, and for a trek like the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek, this is incredible. Therefore, if Trekking and big mountains are on your priority list, than the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the trek for you.
Best Time to do this Trek
Annapurna Base Camp trek can be undertaken anytime of the year, though March to May and October to early December are the best time to trek in this area.
ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK ITINERARY & COST
Day 01: Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (6Hrs). Overnight Hotel in Pokhara (B/B only).
Day 02: Drive to Phedi (1Hr). Annapurna Base Camp Trek Starts. Trek to Pothana (1890m/1Hr). Overnight Lodge at Pothana.
Day 03: Trek to Landruk (1640m/4Hrs). Overnight Lodge in Landruk
Day 04: Trek Landruk to Chomrong(2210m/5Hrs). Overnight Lodge in Chomrong.
Day 05: Trek Chomrong to Dovan (2600m/5Hrs). Overnight Lodge in Dovan.
Day 06: Trek Dovan to Machapuchare Base Camp (3700m/ 6Hrs). Overnight Lodge MBC.
Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp(4130m/2Hrs). Day of exploration to Annapurna Base Camp. Overnight Lodge at Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 08: Trek Annapurna Base Camp to Dovan (2600m). Overnight Lodge.
Day 09: Trek Dovan to Koomroong Danda (2260m/5Hrs). Lunch at Kymrung Khola. Overnight Lodge. 5 Hours.
Day 10: Trek Koomroong Danda to Gandruk (1990m/1Hr). Drive Back to Pokhara ( 3Hrs Drive). Overnight Hotel.
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ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK COST INCLUDES:
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NEPAL TOURIST VISA
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Note: The above given Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary is a sample, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, physical ability of participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of trip participant’s safety, comfort and general well being.
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