A Comprehensive Guide to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Among the list of popular treks in Nepal, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek has a special place for its ease and a shorter route. Even though it is not a high altitude trek like others, there is no dearth of spectacular views, natural landscapes, wildlife and distinctive experience of the local culture.
The USP of the ABC trek is the fact that there is no other trek that can take you to such breathtaking locales, offer a combination of different landscapes and take you up-close to the base of 7000 and 8000-meter peaks in no time at all.
What to expect on the ABC Trek?
While on the trek, you will have an encounter with the majestic Annapurna range, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri. If you are lucky enough to visit the trek during the spring season, you will be enchanted by the views of colorful flowers such as Rhododendron that also happens to be the national flower of Nepal and Orchids in full bloom. While on the trek, the Machhapuchhre Massif and Kali Gandaki will be your long lasting companions.
Apart from the flower spread valleys, you will also get a chance to view some of the most beautiful and high cascading waterfalls, hot springs that are bound to relax and heal your aching body. You will also learn about the local culture of the place and visit the famous Ghandruk museum.
The Trek Route
The trek starts from Kathmandu. You can either fly or take a bus to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you need to drive to Nayapul and then trek to Ulleri and to Ghorepani. You can trek to Hill for the sunrise and get back to Ghorepani to trek to Tadapani. Go to Chomrong to Dobhan to Deurali and to the famous Machhapucchhre Base Camp or the MBC. From the Machhapucchhre Base Camp, you will trek to the Annapurna Base Camp and then trek to Bamboo and then to Jhinu Danda. You can enjoy the hot spring here and move forward to Ghandruk. Reach Nayapul and finally drive back to Pokhara.
Some important facts about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
1. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a grade B trek so it can be easily taken up by a fit individual. This moderately difficult trek does not require a special fitness level.
2. You will need two trekking permits to trek the Annapurna Base Camp Trek---Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) card and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card.
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