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5 Reasons For Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Posted On : September 21, 2016


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 trek to Annapurna base camp 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 this ABC trek:

  1. Starting from most beautiful lake city of Pokhara

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.

boating in Pokhara


  1. Many cultural exploring opportunities nearby Gurung villages

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.

Trekking through the Gurung villages


  1. You can view panoramic 360 degree view of Annapurna Himalayas

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.


If you are planning / searching to trek in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp Trek would be one of the best choice for your trekking in Nepal.

  1. Good accommodation and meal being offered at well developed trails

Annapurna Sanctuary 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.

  1. Can be done in two weeks of time by most of us

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 our 5 Reasons For Annapurna Base Camp Trek. What are your plans? Where are you planning to go for holidays? Comment on the box below. We love to hear from you.

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