Annapurna base camp is recognized as one of the world’s best trekking destination, it is a stunning trek in the heart of the Annapurna range. The trail goes lush rhododendron forests, and high altitude landscapes, with the Annapurna Range passing through the high hills and ethnic villages of Gurung and Managi inhabitants. The trek begins from Pokhara, popularly known as the ‘Lake City’ and passes through cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, paddy fields, lush rhododendron forests, and amazing mountain vistas before reaching Annapurna region.
During the trip, you will have astounding views of dozens of majestic mountains namely Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m) the world’s tenth highest mountains, including varied adjoining mountains such as Mt. Annapurna II (7,937 m), Mt. Annapurna III (7,555 m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Mt. Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Himchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8,163 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri II, (7,751 m), Nilgiri (6,940 m), Mt. Fishtail known as Machhapuchre (6,993 m), Lamjung Himal (6, 931 m) and so forth. You enjoy having panoramic views of range of mountains stretching from Mt. Annapurna all the way that a naked eyes can catch. This perhaps will be your lifetime experience. The best seasons to have Annapurna base camp are March to May and September to December.
You start from Kathmandu, reach Pokhara either on a bus or flight and then start your your Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Nayapul, outside Pokhara. During the trek, you will come across endless views of beautiful sceneries – and you might wish to call yourself ‘bathed in beauty’ at the end of the trek. First you will arrive to Ghorepani by climbing stone staircases and by walking through calming rhododendron forests. After spending the night here, you will take a 45-min side-trek to Poon Hill on the following morning. Poon Hill is the place where people flock from all over the world to capture breathtaking sunrise on the Annapurna range.
Further on your trek, you will go through places like Tadapani, Chhomrong (gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary) and Machhapuchhure Base Camp finally reaching the Annapurna Base Camp at a little above 4100 meters. During your journey back you will spend two more nights and follow along the banks of Modi River until you arrive at the outskirts of Pokhara. After a relaxing night in Pokhara, your road turns east to Kathmandu.