Annapurna Base Camp


Annapurna base camp is one of the best preferred treks in Nepal. The trek is an adobe of various cultures and values and wildlife. Annapurna base camp gives you the most mind-blowing and close up view of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri. In the spring season, it showcases varieties of beautiful flowers including the national flower of Nepal that is “Rhododendron”. Orchids, Machhapuchhre massif and the deepest gorge Kali Gandaki provide their beautiful company to you during the trek. 

How to reach the Annapurna base camp?

Nayapul is the starting point of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Local transportation (bus) is very frequently available from Pokhara to get to Nayapul. It takes only about 3 hours to reach Nayapul from Pokhara. However, if a person is starting their trip from Kathmandu, then they can either drive, or fly to Pokhara. If a tourist bus is preferred from Kathmandu, it takes about 6-8 hours to reach Pokhara. However, if a person took a flight it would only take about 20-25 mins to reach Pokhara. 

Things to in Annapurna trek

Enjoy aerial view of Pokhara City

Just after approaching Pokhara city, one always looks out for a remarkable view of Pokhara valley, emerald vegetation and outstanding mountain views.

Boating at Phewa Lake

It is mandatory to enjoy boating at peaceful Phewa Lake before heading for ABC trek. It is the biggest lake of the gorge with Tal Barahi Temple on its island, so people can soak up the beauty of Phewa Lake while enjoying the superb Machhapuchhre Himalayas.

Explore the Camp:

Annapurna Base Camp is supposedly the final point on ABC trek. You can walk around the base camp and meet many new people from all around the world with diverse nationalities and share the knowledge. Trekkers also get the opportunity to explore the Base Camp of Machhapuchhre, the holy mountain.

Go to Poon Hill for magical sunrise:

It is unbearable to miss the sunrise view from the Poon Hill during the beautiful Annapurna trek. Gazing the magical Annapurna Himalayan array turning into organic and reddish where the first rays of sun emit from the sphere. Waking up early in the morning and putting on the warm layers with a quick slog and you are there at Poon Hill from Ghorepani.

Soak in the culture of local tribe

Annapurna region trekking is known for its startling experience of culture and tradition of cultural family. People visiting there get a glimpse of culture, and gain a lot of knowledge of various varieties of culture and tradition. 

The paragliding:

Paragliding is the best adventure in Pokhara with the best geographical location. It offers the company of vulture, air griffin and other birds while enjoying the thrilling Himalayan ranges and bird-eye view of bright green valley. As the trekkers reach near the lake side, the adventure gifts with plenty of people enjoy the glide from the summit of the Sarangkot hill. The paragliding is tackled in a mountain bike flight on the guidance of trained and qualified piolt behind you controlling the flight. 

Natural Hot-Spring at Jhinu Danda

It is mandatory to bathe in Lukewarm water that rests the tired muscles in a natural hot-spring at Jhinu Danda. It is very widely believed that taking a bath at natural hot-spring; one can get rid of dermatological diseases. 

Spend a day at Ghandruk

One should always spend a day exploring the biggest Gurung settlement of Annapurna region. It is worth a shot taking some time and visiting the long-established houses and also interacting with local people. It is very popularly said that every single house of Ghandruk is a museum.

 

Prerequisites

  • Shoes: Running shoes are most recommended.
  • Camera: A 360* camera, for capturing the scenic beauty and people also prefer Binoculars (one within a large group is enough).
  • 2L Water Bottle per person.
  • Sweatshirts or winter wears during winters.
  • Torch/ Headlamp.
  • Dry Snacks.
  • Cap and sunglasses
  • Raincoat for monsoons
  • Power Banks.
  • Hiking pole.

If people are camping, they will also additionally need the following:

  • A camping kit.
  • Tent.
  • Sleeping bags.
  • Tent light.
  • Pee buddy for women.