Annapurna – which transliterates into “the Goddess of the Harvests”, is a section of the Himalayas located in north-central Nepal. Included in the Earth’s eight-thousands, it is noted as one of the most precarious mountains to summit. However, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek enables you to spectacle this grand massif, in all its glory. You will be in the midst of green fields and rhododendron forests, at a comfortable altitude, that does not demand extreme altitude acclimatization.
This journey will lead you to the base camp, where you can see the snow caps of 12 mountains that are at a higher elevation of over 7000 meters. Annapurna Base Camp Trek an ideal trek for beginners who want to view the picturesque mountains and locales with relative ease. The warmth of the residents and accounts of the enigmatic traditions of Nepal are riveting. The charm of the countryside is heightened with a panoramic view that is eternally imprinted into one’s memory. The journey commences from Kathmandu to Pokhara, followed by the remote village of Nayapul. Included on the trekking route is the village of Tikhe Dhunga which includes a diversity of people you will meet, belonging to different castes and cultures. This area houses several monasteries and is of religious significance as well. The countryside is covered with luscious rhododendron forests and wildlife, under the protection of Annapurna conservation groups. You can also experience the hot springs on your route through the village of Jhinu Danda, for leisure. At this point, you would have begun to explore the small villages located in rural areas of Nepal toward the Himalayas, lodging at various guest houses and trekking on small walking trails.
On day five, you will have a six-hour trek to Ghorepani, where ancient traders used to bring their horses for water. You will be able to rest before trekking to Tadapani, Chhomrong, Dovan, and Deurali, before reaching the Annapurna base camp. The feasible duration for trekking to the Annapurna base camp is September through November and March through May. During the spring season, the entire landscape gets covered with rhododendron flowers, creating an alluring vision.
Going on the trek during monsoon season, the period between June through August is not advisable. For those with time constraints, we provide the “Instant Annapurna Base Camp Trek” designed especially for people who would like to get to the Annapurna base camp in 10 days. For a reasonably relaxed trip, it is best advised to sign up for the standard Annapurna Base Camp 15 days trek. Joining The Trekkers Society for this trek ensures a holiday that will empower you to experience the ethos of the fabled Shangri-la.