The Annapurna Base Camp, located in the base of the Annapurna mountain range, is one of the most adventurous treks that you can try. As one of the classic trekking trails of Nepal, the Annapurna region offers you the views of the majestic mountains. Also, the region is famous for trekking as it will require you to pass through the beautiful landscapes of Nepal along with the scenic beauty of the alpine forests, bamboo as well as lush green rhododendron forests. The charming Magar and Gurung villages in the trekking trails offer you great hospitality. You will require to climb up to 4130 meters top reach to your final destination of the trek that is Annapurna Base Camp. The base camp offers you the view of Mt. Annapurna, which is one of the 10th highest mountains in the world.
As the Annapurna Base Camp is the most popular treks of the Annapurna region, it offers you the beauty of the majestic Mt. Annapurna, which is around 8091 meters. Also, it offers you the view of the Mt. Himchuli, Mt. Machhapuchre, and Annapurna South. The trek can last from 7 to 12 days depending upon the itinerary that you choose. Also, the length of the walking days can matter a lot while you choose the suitable days for trekking. The 12 days itinerary is one of the most preferred as it can give you a relaxing experience with no hustle.
To begin the trek, we take a drive to Nayapul, which is 2 hours drive from the Pokhara. It takes you to Ghorepani and Poon Hill, which is a famous viewpoint. As you go east towards the Chomrong, you will need to enter the Modi Khola Valley, which takes you to the Annapurna Base Camp. As you can choose among the different trekking trails to trek to the Annapurna Base Camp, it is the best if you choose Nayapul-Ghorepani-Ghandruk-Nayapul trail. This trekking trail is easy, and you don’t need to be a trekking expert while you trek through this trail.
As you walk through the trekking trail of the protected area, this trekking trail is also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary trek. Although the Annapurna trekking trail is one of the most preferred trekking trails, it can sometimes be hectic too. This area is not only known for preserving the floras and faunas. It is well known for conversing with the local ethnic culture too. As you will ascend higher altitude, you might face the problems of altitude sickness as well. The Sanctuary is an oval-shaped plateau that is surrounded by the ring of the mountains of the Annapurna region. The beauty of the lush green forests and the woodlands that you will encounter will win the hearts of many. Also, the rhododendron forests found in the region will win your heart.
Along with it, you will also get to encounter small gumbas as this trekking trail is the home for Buddhist people. As you reach the Annapurna Base camp, you can see the beauty of the Mt. Hiuchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Macchapuchre, Annapurna South as well as Khangsar Kang.
The best time for the Annapurna base camp trek is during the Autumn, which is in the month of September to November or during the spring season, which is during the month of March to May. If you trek to the base camp during these seasons, it will be a thrilling experience as the sky looks clear, and you can view the sun touching the snow-capped mountains. As the weather is not foggy during these months, you will get to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region in a short time. But, these months are relatively crowded as Annapurna Base Camp is a popular trekking destination. However, if you are someone who wants to escape the crowd, you can choose to trek in the winter season, which is from the month of December to January. Make sure you take essential clothing with you as the weather can turn extremely cold during these seasons.
In conclusion, the Annapurna Base Camp trek is thrilling and adventurous. It can be a lifetime experience to trek to the beautiful Himalayas and explore the green lush rhododendron forests of Nepal. Decide the perfect time for the trek and choose the itinerary according to your demand. We will provide you will experience trekking guides along with the necessary equipment that you require during your trek to the Annapurna Base Camp.
We have prepared the trip departure dates in small groups departure for group fun and enjoyment trekking. Our group size start from 2 peoples (Even for solo travelers, we organize single trip on supplement cost of US$- 200 additional) and maximum group size will be 8-10 travelers. But in general, our every date will have small groups of 4- 6 peoples, which is good group size for safe and flexible & comfortable trekking. We have listed our group departure dates based on every season as below.