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Annapurna base camp trek is among popular trek in the Nepal offering adventurous walk through foothills of Annapurna Himalayan range along enchanting views of snow capped mountains of Annapurna region. There are many reasons for choosing Annapurna base camp trek as your trekking destination but some of the major reasons are mentioned as follows:
Annapurna base camp trek comprises trekking through Poonhill view point which offers the best early sunrise panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan ranges, Mt. Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Manaslu and other neighboring peaks. Get yourself immerse in these magical Himalayan views that keeps enchanting you in every way.
Annapurna base camp trek is trekking through local Gurung villages which give you an insight to their culture tradition, religion and life style as a whole. It is believed that near Annapurna Mountain, meat should not be eaten and you will notice that after few days of trek, there won’t be meat in menus except canned fish. Meet new people and acknowledge the differences in culture along warm hospitality of local communities.
Annapurna base camp trekking through Annapurna conservation area lets us experience the best of natural sub alpine and alpine vegetation, waterfalls, with more than 1100 species of floras with national flower Rhododendron and 100 faunas 478 species of birds. You will experience greenery till the base camp as it is at 4130 m which is suitable for floras to grow.
Annapurna base camp trek is regarded as safe trekking option as it doesn’t reach high altitude above 4130m, therefore chance of altitude sickness becomes negligible. Tough and advanced fitness level is not mandatory to embark for this trek. You don’t have to cross high passes like Thorungla pass and walk through snow (it’s in Annapurna Circuit Trek). Therefore Annapurna Base camp trek is perfect option for both beginners and experienced trekkers.
Yes, Annapurna base camp trek gives you an opportunity to step at the base camp of Mt. Annapurna which is the world’s 10 th highest peak. You will get inspiring sights of grand Himalayas all around upon reaching Annapurna base camp. And you won’t see camping by mountaineers here like Everest Base camp as there is advanced base camp where only experienced and skilled mountaineers can reach.
Annapurna base camp trek is most popular trekking site after Everest Base camp. Therefore there are plenty of tea houses with quality services like hot shower, attached bathroom including 3 meals per day during entire period of the trek.
Annapurna base camp trek starts from 6 hours scenic drive or 15 minutes of domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pokhara being regarded as nature’s paradise and most beautiful city of Nepal, you will get to be there and admire the best of nature along opportunity to experience adventurous activities like paragliding, bungee jumping and zip flying etc.
Annapurna Base Camp trek perfectly fits your budget as it offers best of trekking facilities around beautiful and popular Annapurna region in best price which is lower than comparatively other similar trekking sites.
These are my top 8 reasons to embark for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. So, when are you joining? Please let us know if you have any queries or comments.