Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a world-renowned trek that leads to the lap of the world's tenth-highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). Get ready for an unforgettable adventure, which begins from lush lowland and heads to the tempting Annapurna Himalayas. With professional guidance and support from Outfitter Nepal, you will have the smooth and most memorable trekking experience of your life!
The most interesting thing about Mt. Annapurna is that it is the first mountain peak above 8,000 meters that have been climbed in Nepal. In 1950, a French team made history by climbing Mount Annapurna. The trek to its base camp offers thrilling views of the Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tukuche Peak 96,920 m), Varaha Shikhar (7,847 m), and several other mountains.
The Annapurna Trek offers non-stop natural diversity with captivating mountain views, the Himalayan landscape, terraced fields, and rhododendron and bamboo forests, along with a wide range of flora and fauna. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days go along the Annapurna Conservation Area, the habitat of numerous wildlife and vegetation. Various birds live in sub-tropical forests, while monkeys are the life of tropical forests.
Trek through the spectacular Himalayan terrain of the Annapurna Ranges, from ancient civilizations to majestic mountain panoramas. Pass through awe-inspiring glaciers, rest on the banks of pristine rivers, go through lush pastures, visit natural hot springs, and come across mule trains transporting supplies to remote settlements. Relax and rejuvenate in charming mountain teahouses while meeting friendly locals. The experience is completed with visits to Kathmandu and Pokhara, which provide insights into Nepali culture and customs in the cities.
We, Outfitter Nepal, have years of experience in organizing treks in the Himalayas of Nepal. Our trek package for the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) will let you have the most adventurous journey of your life. Join us on one of our ABC Trek departure dates for 2023, or contact us to customize an Annapurna Trek to suit your needs. Enjoy this thrilling, magnificent adventure with the assurance that our knowledgeable, experienced guides and porters will be there to assist you at every stage.
At Outfitter Nepal, we make every effort to achieve all of your trekking dreams. We look forward to aiding you in making lifelong experiences on your vacation, which can be customized. Explaining everything about the region and its beauty in one package is not possible. Here are some of the top reasons why you must choose your Annapurna Base Camp Trek experience with us.
What to expect from Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Our 14 days trek to the base camp of Mount Annapurna begins with a short drive to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. From here, the trail moves through lush green foothills and culturally rich villages. Colorful prayer flags, chortens, ancient artistic monasteries, and stupas add divine power to the surroundings and bless you for a successful journey.
As the elevation increases, the breathtaking landscape will thrill you to the bone. Gurungs, Magars, and Thakalis are the main ethnic groups that reside in the villages. They practice Hinduism and Buddhism. The simple yet fulfilling life of the locals will not make you want to leave the place. Hundreds of years old, culture and traditions passed by their ancestors are still in practice in the Annapurna region.
The mountainous sceneries you'll get to witness during the 14 days of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek are beyond your expectations. The perfectly shining snow-capped mountain peaks, pointing at the crystal clear blue sky dotted with cotton-like clouds, is a sight you won't get to see elsewhere. What's more interesting? You'll get to stay at a tea house located at the base camp itself, which gives you the opportunity to witness the gorgeous sunset and sunrise without having to hike early morning in the dark.
Does the Annapurna Base Camp Trek provide a natural as well as cultural experience?
Annapurna trek offers panoramic vistas of the world's tallest mountains, as well as a stunning glimpse into the culture, traditions, and rituals of the locals. This trek takes you through unique landscapes and topography, gorges between the highest mountains, ever-flowing glacial rivers and lakes, Himalayan flora and fauna, and traditional Nepali communities. We will see natural as well as Himalayan grandeur, face-to-face views of the world's tallest peak, and the local community with their great hospitality, culture, and tradition on our trek.
You will have the opportunity to get close to nature. The Annapurna region is primarily inhabited by the Magars, Gurungs, and Sherpas. We can learn about their culture and traditions while trekking to the base camp. Trekking will be surrounded by tranquil vistas and stunning settings, as well as exquisite Gurung and Magar communities, along the journey. The trek to the base camp of the Annapurna Region is not just for mountaineers and trekkers but also for those who appreciate the beauty of nature and culture.
What does each day of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days look like?
You will follow the same daily pattern while hiking, with the exception of the acclimatization and sightseeing days, even though each day of your Annapurna trekking expedition will deliver a different experience. A sumptuous breakfast is served at the mountain lodge where you spent the previous night to start your trekking day. Pack your bags after breakfast and head out on the ascending and descending trail for a few hours. We stop for lunch at a teahouse about halfway through the hike for the day. During the hour or so of your lunch break, your body will also get a chance to rest. After lunch, you'll hike for a further couple of hours to get to your final stop of the day. Check into your lodge, relax your body, mingle with other guests over supper, and have a good night's sleep.
On the other side, acclimatization days are more relaxed. You can take a leisurely morning stroll, explore the neighborhood, or take quick hikes between meals. Rest as much as you need, but keep moving; this will help your body adjust to the increasing altitude and decreasing oxygen level in the air.
Similarly, on the sightseeing tour of Kathmandu, you'll be taken to major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu like Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple, Bouddhanath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. The day tour is held by a private vehicle with a tour guide who'd explain the cultural and religious significance of the places you visit.
How do I prepare myself for the 14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
There isn't a fixed way to get ready for the Annapurna Base Camp. If you've done high-altitude trekking before, you know the routine. If you haven't already, start by watching films and videos of trekkers who have completed the trek to ABC. Get well acquainted with the temperature, weather, and climate of the Everest region. Engage in cardio exercises, weight training, and a few hours per week of hiking up and down a hill with a rucksack weighing 5–6 kg to prepare your body for the walk. For the best results, begin six months before your departure.
Another crucial part of getting ready for the trek is mental preparation. Be psychologically strong to travel for many days across the challenging terrain of the remote Himalayas without access to medical care and to spend the nights in basic mountain lodges and tea houses. Accept that you'll have to live with basic living conditions, ongoing weather variations, and significant altitude sickness hazards for several days.
Best Features of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Spend the night in typical Gurung Villages like Ghorepani, Chomorung, etc.
- Experience a unique lifestyle and rich culture of locals
- Get to explore and stay at the stunning Annapurna Base Camp
- Witness the gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill
- Observe stunning landscapes and panoramic views of the Himalayas
- Spend nights with locals and get to know them
- Enjoy hot spring in Jhinu Danda
Major Attractions of the 14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Panoramic Views of Himalayan Mountains
Our 14 days trek to the Annapurna Base Camp offers you wonderful and jaw-dropping views of several Himalayan mountains like Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Annapurna IV (7,525 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Tukuche Peak 96,920 m), Varaha Shikhar (7,847 m), and several other mountains.
Hiking through Annapurna Conservation Area
The ABC 14 days trek takes you through the rich vegetation and villages of the Annapurna Conservation Area. The area houses dense forests of rhododendron, birch, oak, etc., which gives a vibrant ambiance during the Spring season with all the wildflower blooms, especially the rhododendrons. You might even be lucky to witness some rare wildlife that shares their habitat with numerous birds and insects in the deep jungles of the Annapurna Conservation Area.
Simple life at Ghorepani village
Ghorepani is a large village in Nepal's Annapurna region. This village is one of Nepal's most famous trekking destinations. Ghorepani village, located at a height of around 2760 meters above sea level, offers spectacular views of Nepal's Himalayan panorama. Hill trekking is popular in Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, the ideal hill for trekking is Poon Hill which is also one of the routes to the ABC. Poon Hill's highest point rises 3210 meters above sea level. From the pinnacle of Poon Hill, you can see the most spectacular Sun rising over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas.
The Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking path passes through this village. Home to a variety of birds, as well as the green hills and patchwork valleys, your eyes will be delighted by the oak forest. Almost every viewpoint offers a tantalizing glimpse. A trip to Poon Hill allows one to see the entire mountain ranges, as well as the red and pink rays of the Sun in full bloom during Sunset and Sunrise. Likewise, people from the Gurung and Magar communities reside here. You will get to interact with them and see their daily lifestyle.
Stunning Sunrise view from Poon Hill View Point
Poon Hill is one of the most famous viewpoints of the Annapurna region. Located just above Ghorepani Village, Trekkers usually walk up to Poon Hill for a short hike. To watch the sunrise, most trekkers leave the village of Ghorepani early in the morning. From here, you can see tempting sunrise and sunset along with the western Himalayan Mountains.
The views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri are breathtaking, and the hour-long hike up stone stairs through a rhododendron forest is worth it! On Poon Hill, especially during the peak hiking seasons of spring and autumn, it can get fairly busy. Expect to be surrounded by hundreds of other hikers as you take in the sights. On top of that, there's a coffee shop selling hot and cold drinks. The ABC and the tempting journey to Poon Hill are incredible, leaving you speechless!
Gazing at the mighty Himalayas from the base camp
The base camp of Mt Annapurna is situated at 4,130 meters. It is the base of the world's tenth-highest mountain Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m). From here, you will get to see panoramic views of the Annapurna Range and several other mountains. You will reach the base camp by passing through several villages, lush forests, and farmlands.
Relaxing in Jhinu Danda Hot Spring
The trek to the base camp passes by Jhinu Dadha's natural Hot spring. Many trekkers use this route on their way back to Pokhara. Bathing in a natural hot spring can relieve all of your trek's stress and exhaustion.
Furthermore, it is thought that spring water has a specific healing power for mending pains and aches. The religious significance of hot springs cannot be overstated. As a result, it is stated that bathing in a hot spring cleanses the soul spiritually. However, you have to pay a few extra bucks.