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Things To Do During Annapurna Base Camp Trek Besides Hiking

Are you looking for Annapurna base camp trek? May be you want to know what extra things to do, see, experience during the trek besides hiking. Are you planning for more of adventure or relaxation? ABC has it all. This trek is well known among the travelers. For those who loves to relax strolling around the lakeside or watching the excellent sunrise views over the Himalayas, you will enjoy the magic of nature and Himalayas. For those who want to skip a heartbeat, there are lots of other adventurous activities other than hiking around the foothills of Himalayas.

Annapurna base camp welcomes all avid trekkers either you prefer to travel solo, in a group or with your family. How about planning to make the most out of this Annapurna base camp trek by making the following list happen:

  1. Explore Beautiful Lakes in Pokhara

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Annapurna base camp trek starts from Pokhara so there is no way that you miss to visit beautiful lakes over there. Pokhara is also known as the lake city because there are numerous beautiful lakes enhancing the natural beauty of the city. There are mainly seven popular lakes which are Fewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Rupa Lake, Gunde Lake, Maidi Lake, Khaste Lake and Dipang Lake. Among others the biggest and most attractive is Phewa Lake covering 4.43 square kilometers. The boating picture of Phewa Lake with reflection of Himalayas, landscapes has been the trademark and most beautiful views that simply awe every individual. Lakeside of Fewa Lake is popular tourist hangout place with plenty of hotels and restaurants.

  1. Go for PoonHill to view magical sunrise

Sunrise in Poonhill

You should not miss the sunrise views of Poonhill during your Annapurna trek. You are highly recommended to put the Poonhill in your ABC itinerary. Spectacle the amazing magical views of Annapurna Himalayan range that simply turns into yellowish and reddish when the first rays of sun slowly evolves from the horizon. From kids to elderly, it is suitable for every travel enthusiasts. Wake up early and warm up wearing warm layers with quick hike and you are there at Poonhill from Ghorepani.

  1. Soak in the Culture of Local Inhabitants

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One of the beautiful things about trekking in Nepal is to experience the diversity from cultural point of view. Gurung communities are the major local inhabitants at Annapurna, and the other ethnic groups are Thakalis, Magars, Brahmins and Chhetris. Locally owned Hotels and lodges along the trekking routes offers accommodation and meal services while it is the best chance and place to interact with locals, get to know their traditions and lifestyle. Overall absorb the cultural aspects with smile on your cheek in the same way like bread soaks up the milk.

  1. Zip Lining
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zip flyer in nepal

Zip lining or commonly known as zip flying is an extra adventure that can be experienced at Pokhara before or after your trek. And it is not just any other Zip line, it is fastest, steepest and longest zip lining that defines the true meaning of adventure.

  1. Bungee Jumping

You can experience the bungee jump too. Simply say 1, 2, 3 and jump through tower! Its 70 meter vertical drop and 3 seconds of free fall. With high standards of safety measures and run by the professionals, you will be under safe hands.

  1. Paragliding

Pokhara Paragliding

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Paragliding refers to gliding from the top of the hill on parachute. It gives you the feeling of flying like a bird. As you approach near lake side you can see plenty of people gliding from top of Sarangkot hill. The paragliding is operated in a tandem flight which means there will be a trained and professional pilot behind you controlling the flight. You just simply need to relax and absorb the flying experience like never before with excellent views of Himalayas, lakes and landscapes.

  1. Natural Hot Spring at Jhinu

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Relax and dip yourself at luke warm water that replenishes your energy in a natural hotspring at Jhinu dada.  It is one of the popular hotspring in Nepal. It is also believed that the skin diseases get cured after dipping here. And there has been a long history and tradition to take bath in these hot springs. Experience hot spring bath during your Annapurna base camp trek in Nepal. Highly recommended!