The Annapurna Base Camp (Annapurna Sanctuary trek) trek lies in the world-famous Annapurna region, Annapurna Base Camp trekking is the most popular trekking destination in Nepal Himalayan vista. which hosts the tenth highest Annapurna I ( 8091m) and seventh-highest Dhaulagiri (8172m) mountains in the world.
The ABC trekking trail falls within the territory of Annapurna Conservation Area Project, known for its collaboration with the local community in the conservation of ecological diversity in and around the Annapurna region. Trekkers are in for an amazing walk through the diverse landscape of temperate and alpine forests, terraced fields, cultural villages of Gurung, Magar, Chhetri and spectacular views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks.
The major highlights of this trek are visiting Macchapuchre Base Camp (3700m) and Annapurna Base camp (4130m) offering a towering south face of Mt. Annapurna as well as a hike to the famous Poon Hill (3200m), for a panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range.
What is the best time of the year for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking:
Nepal is for all-season however, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is suitable in Spring and Autumn season. Spring (March to May) is a bit cloudy after 12 noon but if you love flowers Rhododendron are full in blossom. Autumn season from September to November is a perfect time of the year for Annapurna Trekking. The weather is always clear and it is neither hot nor cold. The best thing is you do Machhapuchre Base Camp and Annapurna Base camp trekking in one trip.
What are the Annapurna Base camp Trekking challenges?
- Annapurna Base camp trek involves 6/7 hrs walking per day.
- Within 2 days you will gain 2200m altitude (from Chhumrung to ABC)
- Annapurna Base camp trek accommodation is still basic and difficult to get a private room in autumn and spring season.