Annapurna Base Camp trekking is awe-inspiring and one of those rare treks that offer a varied range of vistas leading you so near to the base of 7000m/8000m peaks within a short time interval. Our trailblazing venture begins from Nayapul or Dhampus taking you through pleasant terraced paddy fields, stunning sceneries and green colourful Rhododendron forests along with frequent panoramas of the mighty Annapurna Himalayan range.
Annapurna Base Camp trekking, also known as ‘Annapurna Sanctuary trek’ is the most enthralling trek in the Annapurna region that leads you to the awesome Himalayan Mountains and to Annapurna-I base camp. This trek is a simple and fascinating trek up to the base of the massive Annapurna Himalayas. We wade into alpine territory within 5 days to reach Annapurna Base Camp.
Our journey takes off with a panoramic drive or flight from Kathmandu to the City of Lakes, Pokhara. Surrounded by mountain peaks and tropical hills, Pokhara is a trekker's hub where we warm up with some sightseeing of the lake city and do some boating on the Phewa Lake. With a drive either to Phedi or Nayapul, which are both start points of Annapurna Base Camp trekking, our hike takes us to Chhomrong, a lovely Magar village at the foothills of the amazing Annapurna. We move on with our trek down to Chhomrong River and we ascend to Sinuwa from where gorgeous Fishtail Mountain is clearly visible. The trail continues through bamboo forest to Dovan, into the Himalaya to Deurali where the views change into barren stark landscapes. As the gorge broadens, we steadily ascend to Fishtail (Machapuchare) base camp at 3700m to experience sensational mountain vistas from a natural amphitheatre. This will be a moment never to be forgotten with the glorious views of gigantic Himalayas - Annapurna I, Fishtail, Gangapurna, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, and many other dazzling peaks from the base camp along with the splendid treasure, the Annapurna glacier.
We bring down the curtains to our Annapurna Base Camp odyssey as we trek back through the same route, enjoying a bath at the natural hot springs at Jinudanda on our way back to Kathmandu and a luxurious soft bed to reminisce on an Alpine journey of epic proportions!
Annapurna Base Camp trekking-Tranquil paths through sublime nature with flora growing wild and the fauna roaming free as we stroll into ‘come hither’ vibrant villages with exceptional Himalayan culture, all this in the laps of the towering Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.