Annapurna Base Camp Trek - The Most Famous Trek In Nepal

Nepal is a small Himalayan country and an awesome place to visit. It is for its rich culture and hospitality. Each the year it experiences massive footfall of all kinds of tourists which visits for sightseeing, cultural activities, trekking and for climbing expeditions at Himalayan Peaks.

There are two treks that are worldwide famous alongside others are Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Both treks promise adventure, thrill, and stunning views of Himalayan Peaks. The Annapurna trek is equally famous as the Everest trek. From Annapurna Base Camp trek, you can enjoy the breathtaking views of around 14 Himalayan peaks.

The Annapurna Base Camp is one of the esteemed trekking destinations of Nepal. It is the trek for everyone from the child of 10 years to the mature man of 50 years; both can easily attempt this trek without any hassle. The only requirement is that they have to fit for trekking and hiking activity physically.

The altitude of Annapurna Base Camp is 4,130 meters above sea level. The total distance of the trek is 115 kilometres. That is called the Annapurna Circuit, which can be only expert trekkers. So normal Annapurna Trekking for normal trekkers consists of Pokhara, TikheDhunga, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani, Chhomrung, Dovan, Annapurna Base Camp, Bamboo, and Ghandruk.

Some Facts related to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek-
     Annapurna Base Camp trekking takes place till the Annapurna South Base Camp.
     Annapurna I Mountain Peak is the 10th highest mountain in the world in comparison to other Himalayan Peaks and mountains.
     During this trek, you will get the chance to enjoy two base camps,i.e., Annapurna Base Camp & Machhapuchhre Base Camp, as they both are nearby. It is just like a bonus while trekking to Annapurna Base Camp.
     The entire trek is an opportunity to get into the cultural insight of Himalayan lifestyle and local people who are living at those high altitude areas.

How to Reach for Annapurna Base Camp
To reach for Annapurna Base Camp first, you have to reach the capital city of Nepal that is Kathmandu. Kathmandu is the most developed city of Nepal as well as the attractive tourist destination at the altitude of 1,457 meters above sea level and spread across an area of  50 square kilometres. Then from Kathmandu, you have to reach Pokhara, the lake city of Nepal. The distance between Pokhara and Kathmandu is around 200 Kilometres. So you can go by road, and another option is taking a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. To eliminate the journey time, taking flight for Pokhara from Kathmandu is the best option. Then your trekking will start from Pokhara to Annapurna Base Camp.

Standard Itinerary for Annapurna Base Camp
Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu
Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 3: Pokhara to TikheDhunga
Day 4: TikheDhunga to Ghorepani
Day 5: Ghorepani to Poonhill followed by Tadapani
Day 6: Tadapani to Chhomrung
Day 7: Chhomrung to Dovan
Day 8: Dovan to Annapurna Base camp
Day 9: Base Camp to Bamboo
Day 10: Bamboo to Chhomrung
Day 11: Chhomrung to Ghandruk
Day 12: Ghandruk to Pokhara

Best Time to Visit Annapurna Base Camp

As the Annapurna Base Camp is located at a high altitude the weather remains cold throughout the day and year. During the winters, the whole area experiences harsh weather conditions, and in the monsoon season, there may be chances of heavy rains and rainstorms, so the best time to visit Annapurna Base Camp is from April to June and then from October to December. During the given months' weather remains pleasant and suitable for trekking expeditions.

Things to Carry for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
All these things are essential for trekking as there are no shop exists on the trekking route.

     Trekking Shoes
     Trekking Poles
     Trekking Bag
     Lip Balm
     Body Lotion
     Sunscreen Lotion
     Extra Batteries for Camera
     Dry Fruits and Snacks
     Woollen Clothes
     Woollen Socks
     Woollen Gloves
     Led Flashlights
     Identity Proof
     First Aid Kit
     General Medicine Kit
     Personal Toiletries
     Small Garbage Collection Bags
     Water Bottle
     Thermo Flask
     Solar Charger
It is all about Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, which is worth visiting in Nepal. This kind of trek is in the category of some legend treks which everybody must experience once in a lifetime.