Annapurna Base Camp Trek: Everything you need to know
Annapurna base camp trek is most probably best legendary and classical treks in the world offering breath stopping Mountain View. Just 8 to 10 days walk to this heavenly trail offer a lifetime experience. Besides the aches and cramps in your shank, you would cherish each moment you spend on the trek. You can ramble to the lap of portentous Annapurna through the different route, but all of them would be equally prodigious. So don’t contemplate much, just pack your bags and move your shanks to the most beautiful trekking destination of the world.
Well, not- the route to ABC passes through Machapuchhre Base camp, other most captivating trekking destination of the nation. You can also choose to go through Ghandruk and Poonhill, the most amazing tourist destination. As you spend a day in Ghorepani and wake up early morning to hike up to Poonhill, your eyes would confront the most hypnotic sunrise you would ever encounter.
Further move up and down along a flowing stream, you reconnoiter the thick rhododendron forest as you trek from Poonhill to Ghandruk. Ghandurk preserves its century old look of Gurung village in its luxurious guest house. Here, you would get to scrutinize the beauty of Annapurna so close to your eyes. Moving on, you encounter a natural hot spring near Jhinu Danda to cleanse yourself spiritually. Orchids, lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests, Machhapuchhre massif, and the deepest gorge Kali Gandaki accompany you during the trek until you settle in the base of massive Annapurna to relish in terrifically beautiful 360 degrees Mountain View.
When to trek?
From mid-September to November (autumn) is said to be appropriate for the trek. But no time could be better than March to May (spring) when lush of red and pink Rhododendron enhances the beauty of your trek. Though June to August (monsoon) fits for a keen botanist, it’s not suggested for the travelers.
What to pack?
Pack lightly- aim for less than 15kg. A fleece jacket, two pairs of long pants, three T-shirts (synthetic fabrics – not cotton), and another warm jumper or light fleece goes best. Lightly broken-in boots, trekking socks, and also sneakers or sandals make the hike possible. Don’t forget- raincoat, gloves, woolen hat, sunhat, polarized sunglasses, and a good sleeping bag. Toiletries, good sunscreen, lip balm, travel towel, and tissues are compulsory. Your first aid kit and 1L water bottles with water purification tablets make the trip safe and healthy.
Not fit for a hike?
No real problem- people with average fitness can do this trek. “Slow and steady” makes the trip triumphant and mirthful. The trek is moderately hard, and easily possible when there is a number of tea houses you can crash on the way.
Annapurna base camp trek is most probably best legendary and classical treks in the world offering breath stopping Mountain View. Besides the aches and cramps in your shank, you would cherish each moment you spend on the trek.
Cost for ABC trek:
Travel packages for ABC are quite cheap, ranges from $500 to $750. For Nepalese, the packages even cheaper can be found. Accommodation in ABC cost between $5 to $10, while dinner and breakfast cost $6 to $10.