Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Rare are the places endowed with so many diverse landscapes as Annapurna region and this trek is especially designed to let you experience the totality of what this region has to offer. Annapurna Base Camp trek also known as ABC trek is one of the most popular trekking destination and there aren’t many trekking routes that bring you close to the base of many tallest mountains in a short period of time as this one does. This trek is usually concluded in 12 days.
Annapurna base camp trek encapsulates both the natural and cultural riches of this region and thus more of a complete package leading into immensely satisfying experience for our visitors. Nepal’s largest protected area, “Annapurna Conservation Area”, covering 7,629 km2 (2,946 sq. mi) lies in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas across the districts of Manang, Mustang, Kaski, Myagdi and Lamjung. This trek will take you from lower elevation to the highest, i.e. Thorang La Pass and throughout your journey, you will encounter small Gurung villages with terraced rice paddies, lush green rhododendron forests, pine and maple trees, deep gorges, high altitude landscapes whilst magnificent Mt. Annapurna watches over throughout your journey.
The astounding view of Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal, Fang, Annapurna I, II, III, Annapurna South and Gangapurna will be an amazing treat to the lucky ones who venture out in this part of the Himalayas. Once you reach the base camp (4,130m), you will be in a very good vantage point to savor the panorama around you and that will be the perfect climax to your wonderful journey.
March, April, May, September, October, November would be the most ideal time to do this trek. Also, some tourists do travel this region during the months of December and January as well (depending upon snow level). Although, it is advisable to contact us to make sure which lodges are open during winter. Almost all the lodges in this region are well equipped and provide varieties of food (from rice and lentils to pizza) and beverages depending upon your taste.
Some people say ABC trek is shorter and less intense version of EBC trek, where instead of circumnavigating the mountains, this trek takes you to the base camp. ABC trek deserves to be on everyone’s bucket list, for this trek will leave a beautiful imprint in lives of all those who tread on it’s trail.