Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the best treks in Nepal. Annapurna Base Camp trek takes to the height of 4130m. The trek gives the closest view of the Annapurna Himalayan range with a breathtaking view of golden sunrise and sunset at mornings and evenings. The trip takes to the base of the world’s tenth highest mountain Annapurna. The destination, as well as the journey, give the beautiful view of Himalayas and hills. In this trek, you would get to interact with the traditional lifestyle and cultural people in Nepal along with an opportunity of viewing the rare animals and plants. The beauty of Nepal is explained by each part of the trek. The trekkers are welcomed by different species of rhododendron and orchids and the unique taste of homemade apple pie by the local teahouses. During the trip, we get the view of different mountains like Mount Machhapuchre (fishtail), Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Annapurna III, Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Gangapurna and Mount Mardi. The difficulty in the Annapurna base camp trek is average which means that the people with average physical fitness are capable to go for the trek.
Annapurna base camp is itself one of the major attractions of Nepal, furthermore, Annapurna base camp has the following attractions
Trekking towards Annapurna region, mount Annapurna is itself an attraction of the trek. Mount Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain of the world, having the height of 8091m. Trekking to its base camp would give the closest view of this mountain. The destination would offer you a beautiful scenario of mountain Annapurna and other neighboring mountains. The closest view of mount Annapurna is definitely worth all the challenges you would have to face in this journey.
In the journey of tired trekking in the Annapurna region, there is the presence of natural hot springs which would provide a sort of relaxation to our body. The natural hot springs have a lot of health benefits including the cure for different skin diseases. On the way to Annapurna base camp, there are 2 or 3 hot springs that would somehow decrease the tiredness and body pain, without any extra cost. A hot water bath is allowed in the springs to relax and freshen our body.
In the journey, one gets a cultural tour through the local villages. The Gurung and Magar community people are present in this area. The villages on the way are famous for their unique culture and traditions. Some of the villages are Ghandruk, Landruk, Chomrong etc. The traditional houses carry interesting cultures. There is the presence of museums which would further make the journey more interesting by explaining ancient histories. The uniqueness in the culture and hospitality is one of the attractions for people willing to go for Annapurna base camp.
The beautiful view of sunrise and sunset would leave a viewer speechless. The golden reflection in the mountain is the main beauty of Himalayas. Nature showers a beautiful glittery light over mountains during sunrise and sunset. The view would certainly satisfy the effort one keeps in this trek. The camp would show the best views of Himalayan range. After traveling a steep path, this view would be refreshing and give more excitement for further journey.
The travelers would be heartily welcomed by many species of flowers on the way to Annapurna base camp. Among the many species of beautiful flowers present in this area, rhododendron and orchid are the major ones. The adventurous path surrounded by many species of rhododendrons would definitely add some colors to your journey. Other than that, there exist some rare species of flowers native to this area.
If you are lucky enough, you would be able to have sight of some of the rare animals present in this area. The area is rich in wildlife as some rare and endangered species of animals such as snow leopard and musk deer could be found. Some other animals found here are Himalayan tahr, yeti, blue sheep etc. The animals would be seen rarely. If you are able to see the animals you would take more of the exciting memories of your place.
On the way to destinations, along with colors, and smell, your journey would meet some local tastes as well. There are some tea houses present in this area run by the local people in this area, which would offer you some food and tea. As apples are famous in this area, they serve you with some handmade apple pie as well. The fresh local taste of apple pie would provide some energy and satisfaction to your taste.
On the way to Annapurna base camp, lies a beautiful destination- poon hill. Poon hill is famous all over Nepal for giving the best view of Himalayan ranges. This is the destination from where the beautiful sunrise and sunset is viewed. Its viewpoint is at the height of 3210m. The destination gives the view of beautiful mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8167M,) Manaslu (8163m,) and Annapurna I (8091m) making your journey beautiful and satisfying your eyesight.
Machhapuchhre Mountain is the neighbor Mountain of Annapurna Mountain. It has an elevation of 6993m. The mountain is famous for the unique shape of its peak which is shaped like the tail of fish due to which it is often called Fishtail Mountain. The base camp of Machhapuchhre is also a great trekking destination giving the view of mountain ranges and lifestyle of the local people. The Annapurna base camp trekking goes through the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. The trekking gives experience two base camp treks which adds an advantage to the trek.
The beauty is the main attraction of Annapurna base camp. The panoramic view of different Himalayan rangelike with sunrise, sunset and the flora and fauna is what satisfies the thirst of eyes in this trek. The scenes would give a perfect picture for the memory of the trek. The overall scenes throughout the journey are amazing giving the closest view of mountains, cultural villages, rhododendron forests, and the golden sunrise and sunset.