Second only to Everest in terms of popularity for base camp treks, the 15-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a stunning amphitheater of soaring peaks at its destination that many aficionados consider at least on a par with the Khumbu outlook towards the looming massifs of Everest and Lhotse. With Annapurna I standing supreme at a height of 8091m and buttressed by its sister peaks as well as Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre, the range presents one of the most dramatic and sweeping vistas in all of the Himalayas.
With a cultivated patchwork of wheat fields and terraced rice paddies carved out of the precipitous mountainsides on the one hand and a pristine and verdant landscape of rhododendron forests, myriad waterfalls, and countless scenic outlooks on the other, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek manages to neatly serve the needs of a diverse body of trekking enthusiasts thanks to the relative ease of the journey. Solo travelers, male or female, adventurous friends grouped, families with young children, complete novices or trail-hardened experts — the trek caters to them all.
Armed with the appropriate permits, our Annapurna Base Camp Trek commences at the beautiful lake city of Pokhara, from where we head out on the 1.5-hour drive to Nayapul. From there, we set out on a picturesque hike through lush jungles and Gurung villages towards Ghorepani and the nearby outlook of Poon Hill, famous throughout the world for offering up one of the most glorious panoramic views of the Himalayas.
After Poon Hill, we gradually hiked towards Annapurna Base Camp at an altitude of 4130m, where we stood humbled before the natural altar of the massive peaks that ranged around and above us. Do you want perspective? This is it.
The return journey offers a different and refreshing experience, and along the way, we’ll have the opportunity to avail ourselves of the invigorating hot springs at Jhinu Danda before making our way back to Pokhara.
So if you’re up for a scenically spectacular and culturally diverse trekking experience that’s relatively easy and suitable for all ages, then the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the perfect destination for you. Please get in touch with us now and see what we can arrange for this fascinating journey. We think you’ll love it.
Still, you are not satisfied? Go for the newly opened, less explored, and less touristy Mohare Danda Eco Community Lodge Trek or Khopra Danda Trek without any hesitation.