Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview
"Trek through the dense forest and picturesque villages of Annapurna Sanctuary during the 14 days of Annapurna Base Camp trek. Meet friendly villagers and witness surreal mountain views. Escape into the marvels of the Annapurna Himalayas."
Embark on an incredible venture with us to the lap of Mt. Annapurna, the tenth highest mountain in the world on Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Trek through beautiful villages of the Annapurna region, spending time with locals and enjoying breath-taking sceneries. We hike to the famous Poon Hill and explore the picturesque Ghorepani village before ascending towards the Annapurna Base Camp.
As the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking route ascends through the Annapurna Conservation Area, it is a great trip to also see a range of flora and fauna. The beautiful rhododendron forests and tall oak trees intensify the journey. Some parts of the routes are densely covered by huge trees before opening up to a treeless barren alpine zone.
In the peak trekking seasons, you meet adventure lovers from around the world. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the best treks in the Himalayas for anyone who wishes to escape in nature and experience an enriching trek. You can book our offered Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary or custom create itinerary with us as you wish.
Annapurna Base Camp trek Major Attractions
Trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp not only explores the lower parts of Mt. Annapurna but also offers a peek into the Nepali village lifestyle. The journey is vibrant and full of adventure & cultural experience. It's one of our favorite treks in the Annapurna region.
Know the Nepali history, art & architecture on the guided tour in Kathmandu
Before we hit the trail, we take our time to explore some of the renowned historical sites in Kathmandu by a day tour in Kathmandu. One of the best friendly tour guides from Outfitter Himalaya will accompany you during the tour. You will visit monuments like the Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square during the tour.
A comfortable scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Pokhara is the gateway to the Annapurna region. From Kathmandu, we drive to Pokhara in a comfortable tourist bus. The drive will be stressless and present beautiful sceneries of green hills, waterfalls, rivers, and terraced fields.
In Pokhara, we a night at the beginning and end of the trek. We take this time to explore the tranquil Phewa Lake and Lakeside Market. Pokhara is a very loved city by travelers for its soothing vibe.
Explore the Annapurna Sanctuary
Our Annapurna Base Camp trek route passes through the Annapurna Sanctuary, home to diverse flora and fauna. The trails we follow during the trek are enriched with lush forests of bamboo, oak, rhododendron, pine, fir, etc.
Likewise, there are streams, waterfalls, flowers, and several other vegetation. We may get to see birds and wildlife along the way too. The terrain is rough and steep. All these make the trek very adventurous.
The gorgeous Ghorepani village & the famous Poon Hill Viewpoint
- Ghorepani village (2,874 m) is known for its welcoming locals and the views of snowy Himalayan mountains all around the village. The village is also surrounded by lovely rhododendron forests.
- Likewise, Poon Hill (3,210 m) is one of the popular viewpoints of the lower Annapurna region, situated above Ghorepani village. It offers fantastic sunrise and 360-degree views of the mountains all around it.
- The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the best short treks in the Himalayas. We recommend this trek to travelers who have limited time to trek.
Trek through remote villages and have intimate interaction with the locals
During the trek, we spend nights in lovely villages. People from different communities reside in the villages along the Annapurna base camp trekking route. We get to see a mix of cultures and traditions. The locals are friendly and kind. We talk with them and get to have close interactions.
Spend a night at Annapurna Base Camp
Reaching Annapurna Base Camp (41,30 m) is a great achievement, no doubt. What's more exciting is we get to spend a night here, unlike the ABC trek. On the opposite side of the base camp is a handful of lodges that serve the trekkers. We'll have lots of time to explore the base camp and relish the views. Waking up to the heavenly view of the Annapurna Himalayas is a truly remarkable moment.
Constant views of the towering mountains and hills
Every bend on the trail welcomes a new mountain scenery. From day one to the end of the Annapurna Base Camp trekking, we will see a jaw-dropping mountain panorama of Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tukuche (6,920 m), etc.
And trust us, you'll never get sick of the views. The landscapes only get better, and the mountains are prominent with the increase in the elevation.
Relax your muscles in the natural hot spring at Jhinu
From the base camp, we descend to Jhinu Danda (1,800 m). This village houses a natural hot spring, where we can soak our sore bodies and enjoy the natural hot springs. It may cost a few extra bucks (not covered in the package cost).
Natural hot springs are great to soothe your body and soul. Let's say it is an excellent way to mark the end of the trek because the next day, we descend to Nayapul (1,070 m) and drive back to Pokhara.