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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Annapurna base camp trek is one of the famous treks in Nepal. ABC trek offers a panoramic view of Annapurna 8091 m which is 10 highest mountain of the world. Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli and many more. Enjoy beautiful landscape, cultures himalayas and different flora and fauna.

However, you can complete ABC trek around 7 to 10 days. We can explore the varieties of hidden wilderness during the ABC trek. ABC trek is well known for Annapurna sanctuary trek. Hiking to ABC trek is one of the classic treks where you will walk foothills of the Annapurna and Fishtail. ABC trek is moderate and shorter trek. Annapurna sanctuary trek is best trekking trail for any trekkers.

Guideline for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp is one of the popular places Base Camp in the world. It takes you into the heart of the Himalayas at the height of 4130m. This mountain is the tenth highest peak in the world. Its height is 8091m and one of that has been summited fewer times than Everest.

Where is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek located?

ABC trek located in western part of Nepal which passes through Pokhara. East of a great george cut through the Himalaya by the most famous Kali Gandaki River is one of the deepest Gorge in the world and which separates it from the Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). This region is surrounded by many mountain ranges include the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre. They are the famous Fish Tail that dominates the skyline above Pokhara.

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What is the Highlight of the Annapurna Base Camp trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is also one of the best trekking route in Nepal. You can get the chance to experience the beautiful nature, mountains, Gurung society, cultural etc.

 Some Highlight are:

  • Enjoy Nature Bath at Jhinu-Hot spring
  • Gurung cultures and their Museum
  • Massive sunrise view of Annapurna range, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and many more
  • Incredible view of Himalayas from Ghorepani and Poonhill
  • Explore various Flora and Fauna, Rhododendrons flowers, the flow of beautiful rivers and wilderness

How difficult Annapurna Base Camp trek?

Most people can take this trek. This trip is not so much difficult.  It is called a moderate trip.However you need some physical and mental fitness.

How long will it take for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

ABC Trek takes about 7 to 10 days. It depends upon your interest and holidays. Similarly, if you run to save days than it trek would finish in under 7 days. But if you like to enjoy all the scenery, stop whenever you want, and spend an afternoon at some lovely hot spring,  it may take maximum 12 days to complete ABC trek.

What type of physical fitness do I need for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking?

Physical and mental fitness is demanded ABC trekking. It is in above altitude around 4200m. Actual height of Annapurna Base Camp is 4130m. So you need some basic daily exercise so makes you easy to trekking. Annapurna base camp trek is one famous of the moderate trek in Nepal.

What is the best time to go to Annapurna Base Camp trek?

Nepal has 4 major seasons.  They are spring, summer, autumn, and winter. Among them, spring, winter, and autumn are the best season for ABC trekking. On the other hand, summer is low trekking season but still, some people visit there.

Spring (March, April, May)

Summer (June, July, August)

Autumn (September, October, November)

Winter (December, January, February)

Best Season are Autumn and spring but trekking can be done in other season too depends on weather condition

What types of Food and Accommodation available during Annapurna Base Camp Trip?

Accommodation is the basic need and required for any trip. There are varieties of meals European, Italic, Chinese, Indian food items is available in this trek. Annapurna Base Camp trek offers budget to standard accommodation during the trail.  Accommodation depends on your trek and the cost of the package you book.

 Hotel accommodation- Hotel accommodation depends on the budget. Tea hoes to a standard hotel are available in most of the part of the trek. Few of the standard hotels have attached bathrooms.

Camping accommodation– Camping accommodation is different from tea house and ten hotel trek. In this accommodation, you will sleep in camping, not in the hotel. This accommodation is quite famous on the pass days in Nepal.

Why do I need guide and porter for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Guide and porters are very important for your Annapurna Base Camp Trekking because they help you to make your trip more convenient and comfortable.  We have the guide with the government provided certificate and well trainer. The guide has good experience and knowledge of trail and route. They have also the good knowledge about community culture, the religion of that place. Sunrise Adventure all guides and porters from local origin and we have well coverage  insurance of them.

On the other hand, porter helps you to carry your bags. They both are honest as well as faithful.

  1. What about communication during ABC trek?

Some Mountain place has the problem of the network system. Although in some place you could get the local mobile network of Ncell or NTC. There mostly people use satellite phone so can also use the satellite phone. Sunrise Adventure trek staff has cell phone to contact.

Fishtail mountain annapurna region
holy mountain in Nepal which peak looks like tail of fish also called Machapuchre
  1. What about electricity and recharge system during ABC trek?

Most of the trail of ABC trip has the solar system and some have hydroelectricity system. If you interest to charge your camera, cell phone, battery you should pay extra cash for that.

What should I bring during ABC Trek?

While the plan for the trek you should well prepare before you start your trip. There are not any rules to what you can or cannot bring in the trip. Although you should bring the following thing compulsory:

Jacket– Waterproof shell jacket, Thick jacket, Synthetic insulated jacket, and windshield

Hiking pants– Lightweight hiking pants and Synthetic insulated, Waterproof and windproof hiking pants and convertible and roll-up hiking pants

Head and Hands- Woolen hat and sun hat, Polarized UV sunglasses, Ascarf, Waterproof and windproof gloves

Clothing – Merino Base Layers, Thermat Inner wear, Hiking Undergarments, Long Sleeve Shirts

Footwear– Crampons, Thick and thin hiking socks, Hiking gaiters, A pair of hiking sandal and Winter hiking boots

Is there any ATMs facility available during ABC Trek?

Pokhara has has many ATM Nayapool where you start trekking for Annapurna Base Camp there also some Bank and ATM facility. So while you trekking to Annapurna better to take enough cash from Kathmandu, Pokhara or Nayapool. You can make the currency change in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

What about altitude sickness in Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Altitude sickness is also known as mountain sickness. Mountain sickness is the main problem for any mountain trekkers. Some time trekkers might have altitude sickness during the Annapurna base camp trek. There are different types of sickness like-

AMS – Acute Mountain sickness – AMS is a very common sickness like a hangover, dizziness, muscle ache, nausea, headache vomiting tec

HAPE – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema – HAPE direct impact on lungs it’s fluid in the lungs which are dangerous for breathing.

HACE- High Altitude Cerebral Edema – HACE it’s the different form of altitude sickness its fluid in the brains

Thus, HACE and HAPE are the main dangerous and life-threatening form of mountain sickness. Moreover, patient has to treat on time if not treated on time if late they may die. Whereas AMS is normal mountain sickness then HACE and HAPE.

Do I need travel insurance for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Travel insurance is very important and the main thing for any traveler while traveling to other countries. That’s why  it’s necessary to do travel insurance while taking ABC trip. There is international travel insurance too, they do regular travel insurance for ABC trip.

In nutshell great experience of great landscape, mountains, Gurung cultures, flora, and fauna. Trekking to Annapurna base camp is popular to any trekkers. If you want more info about Annapurna Base Camp Trek you can visit us here.

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