The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the few treks that combine so many different landscapes and bring you close to the base of 7000 and 8000 meter peaks in such a short period of time. No wonder it is one of the most popular treks! You can expect to get the best insight into the Nepalese mountains lifestyle, ethnic diversity and a moderate adventure in the Himalayas. Trailing alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes, you are sure to have the time of your lfe!
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes about 7 to 12 days, depending on the itinerary you have set and the length of walking days. You can start from Nayapur (a ½ hour drive from Pokhara) and then go north up to Ghorepani and the famous viewpoint at Poon Hill. From Ghorepani one can go eastward to Chomrong and then towards the north again, entering the Modi Kola Valley which leads upto the Base Camp. The circuit of Nayapul-Ghorepani-Ghandruk-Nayapul, which is preferred by many, is a very reward experience. This trek can easily be done with children as well.
Get your tired muscles get a well-deserved rest in the delightful hot springs, once you return via Jhinu Danda. The lodges in the Annapurna Trekking Region offer extensive menus. Hot showers are also readily available. If you are targeting the winter months for your trek, it is advisable to confirm beforehand which lodges are open. Also, to avoid the risk of avalanches, make sure you have the latest information on trail conditions before setting off, or better still, hire a knowledgeable guide. This can be done independently and in all seasons, though, in inters, the Base Camp might be closed due to the snow level. In spring, the huge rhododendron forests in full bloom are indeed a treat to sore eyes! Head for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek in the next chance you can grab, and enjoy the exquisite experience! Visit Onceinalife.in for more details.
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