Moderate trekking involves 5 – 6 hours a day walking at a steady pace below 4000 meters for around 10 days trekking trip.
Annapurna Base Camp trek also known as ABC trek is captivating trek of Annapurna region that encompasses bewitching snow clad mountains, lush hills, rich local culture, diverse flora and fauna along sensational experience of typical Himalayan lifestyle, religion, culture inherited by various local ethnic communities.
The high glacial basin epitome of natural serenity, beauty, divinity with presence of Hindu Goddesses Annapurna and Gangapurna lies north of Pokhara as perfect sanctuary. The trek along trail weaved amid thick bamboo, rhododendron forests is lifetime memorable moment to relish on the lush forests veiled by the blooming flowers during the seasons and greenery along opportunity to engross on spellbinding beauty of snowcapped mountains glistening under sun.
Annapurna Base Camp trek also popular as Annapurna Sanctuary trek, perfect trekking trips rich on natural diversities as well as cultural blessings begins from Pokhara; tourist’s paradise adorned with natural, virgin beauties and cultural heritage, with plus chance to explore Annapurna Conservation Area; house of various diverse endangered species.
The journey starts with a morning flight to Pokhara. Once we reach pokhara we will drive straight to Nayapul from where we will start our first day of trek to Ghandruk. Our outward trekking trail will take us along the western side of the valley where we will ascend through beautiful Rhododendron forests and pass through many small and welcoming villages. We will be walking in a mind pace, so make sure to take in the beautiul view and local culture on the way. As you start asending towards Ghandruk you will see spectacular view of Himalayan peaks that better and better throughout the journey. Some of the mountains that are the highligh of the day and also for most of the trek are Madi Himal (5,553m), the sacred Mount Machhapuchhre (6,997m) also known as Mount Fishtail and Annapurna III (7,555m). The trek for the day end once we reach Ghandruk, where we will get the opportunity to view a fantastic sunset over the Annapurna Range.
After Breakfast you will start your trek with the end day destination of Sinuwa. The second is definitely more challanging compared to the first day as their will be many uphill and downhill walk. We will pass through many small villages, river and jungles. The walking hours for the day will be around 6/7 hours. This is a challanging day but the challage will definetly be worth it as you will experince great view of Annapurna and Fishtail mountains.
Breakfast and trek for 6 hours mostly on the forest of bamboo, rhododendron and oak forest with the pleasant view of waterfall, temple and cave.
Above Deurali the valley widens and becomes less steep. After walking some stone staircase we reach at the place where some people were killed by avalanche a decade ago. We should not stop in this possible dangerous place for long time. This place is warned of avalanche so continue trek ahead with aware until you get to safe place. As you walk further, more beautiful White Mountains are seen and close. The trail turns to the left in the valley after Machhapuchhre Base Camp and it is pleasant walk up ABC though the air is thinner now. You may feel at the high altitude now. It is recommended not rush and walk gently. Now you can see the one of best 360˙degree Mountain View in world from Base Camp. There are tremendous views of giant Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail) 6997m and several other wonderful peaks.
We start our trek early today to try and reach Annapurna Base Camp in time to see the best of the morning sunrise as it spreads its rays over the countless icy peaks and the valley that surrounds us. On the way to Annapurna Base Camp from Machhapuchhre Base Camp the scrubby vegetation fades to just a little grass and lots of rock, snow and ice depending upon the season. We are now in the very heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary as the valley widens under the grinding power of the glacier. The multi-summit mountain wall of Annapurna South (7,219m) to Annapurna i (8,091m) now towers in front of us. We stand in a snowy mountain caldren of unmatched natural beauty. Take your time to soak in the scenery and take lots and lots of photos. Your guide will point out the main mountain peaks and the routes brave clinbers have followed to reach their summit. But eventually we must depart and commence our return down the glacier valley. The descent will be much faster than our ascent and we will end the day at the village of Sinuwa not far from Chhomrong.
In the morning after breakfast we will leave Tolka and walk down the crest of the main ridge heading south. We will pass through beautiful forests and carefully tended terraced farmlands as we briefly visit the villages of Pitam Deurali, Pothana and skirt the wonderful little village of Dhampus. These final ridges near Dhampus deliver the final spectacular Annapurna mountain views of the trek. We then descend steeply to the valley floor and the village of Kyumi where our transport will await us for the very short journey back to Pokhara and than evening flight to Kathmandu. End of Trek!
Free day with drop to airport for airport transfer.
Recommended equipment list: Trekkers need to provide their own personal clothing and equipment. Some items of equipment are available for hire from us as like Down Jacket
Footwear : Well broken-in walking shoes - these must be suitable for snow, thick socks, light socks, camp shoes.
Clothing : Down or fiber filled waterproof jacket and trousers, sweater or fleece jacket, underwear, warm and cotton trousers or jeans, shirts and T-shirts, shorts, long underwear, wool hat, sun hat, gloves, bathing suit, track suit.
Other equipment: Sleeping bag (5 seasons), lock, day pack, water bottle, sun cream, sunglasses, flashlight with spare batteries, lip salve, gaiters.
Other items: Insect repellent, toilet articles, diary, toilet roll, laundry soap, wet ones, pocket knife, towel, sewing kit, plasters, binoculars, camera, memory cards, charger and personal medical kit.
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