13 days of serene trek to the base camp (4130m) of world's 10th highest mountain ( Mount Annapurna) through terrace farming and alpine landscape.
West Nepal, precisely, Pokhara valley and nearby locales are hot spots for luxurious individual and family-based tours. And when it comes to high altitude trekking, high altitude hikers prefer 13 days long Annapurna Base Camp trek. The most rambled trekking route in Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp trek route, takes you to the heaven of mountains, terrains, and cultures.
This Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking trail for trekkers in the world because of its close view of Annapurna and Fishtail [Machapuchare] which lies to the Northwest of Pokhara touristic-beautiful lake valley at the the height of 4130 m.
What to Expect in Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp trek lets you enjoy the serene hikes through grasslands, oak and pine forests, meadows, and vivid rhododendron in Spring. The two hubs of Rhododendron, Chhomrong, and Ghandruk sit in the trek route, making the entire terrain wholesome.
Annapurna trekking, besides rhododendrons, is also known for the bamboo and fern forest. Also, locales like Sinuwa are home to abundant Oak trees. Even the rushing Modi Khola gives a soothing sound that entertains the hike.
The lush forests of oak and pine now decrease as we climb further to 3,000 metres. The spiney grass, bushes, and towering rock boulders now accompany the trek.
Other than these, Annapurna Sanctuary is a hub for exotic wild animals, flowering plants, birds, and mammals. Annapurna Base Camp route in monsoon blooms with nearly 1,226 flowering species. On top, the exotic birds of 500 species, mammals of more than 102 species, reptiles, and amphibians make it a wonder of West Nepal.
Annapurna Sanctuary stretches over 7,629 sq km, sits over 4,000 metres, and is encircled by the world's three tallest mountains, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, and Makalu. Other than these, it's ringed by Annapurna II to IV, Dhaulagiri II to IV, Khangsar, Gangapurna, Fishtail, Putha Hiunchuli, Nilgiri. Annapurna Base Camp probably is the only trek that takes you in the proximity of a handful of 7,000 metres peaks.
These mountains are best when viewed in the morning and sunset. Thus, people prefer to stay overnight at Ghandruk and go for the Poon Hill stroll early in the morning to catch the heavenly sunrise. The snow-clad mountains in proximity and the glittering yellow in the early morning accompanied by cinematic landscapes around the sanctuary make Annapurna Base Camp an ideal trek in 2023/2024.
Those travelers, who want to reach the Base Camp of Annapurna in a short time-frame can try a different route by skipping Poon hill like the Annapurna base camp short trek - 7 Days would be an ideal choice.