If you are into trekking and hiking around exploring this beautiful planet, you must be familiar with Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Also known as ABC trek, its popular for mind boggling up close Himalayan views, colorful landscapes and excellent opportunity to explore local Gurung culture.
But real trekkers who have been there will tell you that Annapurna base camp trek is more than just views and cultural previews. A visit here is affordable, can be done my most of us and see something that we have never seen before, ABC trek is like that kind of adventure that takes trekking into whole new level.
Here are few reasons to go for Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
Starting point of Annapurna Base Trek is Pokhara, where you can reach via air or land from Kathmandu. Pokhara is such a beautiful, clean and naturally blessed that everyone who has been here simply falls in love with the place.
There are plenty of lakes to take a walk around its shore, or try boating, fishing, visit popular tourist attractions. And many other adventurous activities to try like Paragliding, zip flying and bungee jumping etc.
ABC trek begins as you take an hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul.
After you take a drive to Nayapul, there are couples of route to hike towards ABC till Chomrong. One is from Birethanti, Landrung, Chomrong, other is from Phedi, Dhampus, Tolka, Jhinu and chomrong whereas another one is from Nayapul, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Poonhill, Tadapani and Chomrong.
See, learn and explore Gorkhali Gurung cultures, traditions, lifestyle.
You will see excellent views of snow capped Himalayas from many areas from the trails, but the best view is from the base camp itself. As you move ahead leaving Deurali via Machhapuchre base camp towards Annapurna base camp, you will be amazed when surrounded by Annapurna Himalayan range from all sides. I bet you will start missing the place as you return towards Deurali on same or upcoming day.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is among the most popular trekking trip in the world, and many travelers have successfully accomplished this trip. So, there are adequate numbers of tea houses from basic to standard with accommodation and fooding services being offered. Tea house trekking is also the great way to support the local economy directly.
Most common or standard ABC Trek itinerary from Kathmandu is of 16 days, however, days can be reduced or added as per your need and requirements. Therefore most of us can do it in two weeks which is an ideal time to explore amazingly beautiful Himalayas, nature and culture.
These are my 5 reasons to go for ABC trek as my next adventure. What are your plans? Where are you planning to go for holidays? Comment on the box below. We love to hear from you.