Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek, also popularly known as Annapurna sanctuary trekking, is arguably one of the most popular trekking trails in Nepal that attracts adventurers from around the world every year. The trail takes you to the lap of the world’s tenth highest mountains and offers you intensely scenic mountain vista. It is one of the short treks and nowhere else do you get such a varied feast scenes and sceneries.
Blessed with un-parallel natural wonders including that of majestic Himalayas, hill culture and incredible landscapes, it is one of those few trails that you can take throughout the year and be surprised with what it has to offer. However, in the winter, the Base Camp and hotels can sometimes be closed due to the snow level. So, it would be better to have proper information regarding the entry and weather before you head for it. People are most likely to visit the camp during autumn and less during monsoon since the weather may not be your friend for the scenes that you expect to witness.
You will spot at times high cascading waterfalls, terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes. While the opportunity to contain so many variations in one trek is a reward in itself, the trekkers can choose between different routes to reach there, which makes the trek even more exciting. You can choose one route to reach there and return the other way around. You can trek the circuit Nayapul-Ghorepani-Chomrong, return via Jhinu Danda and give your tired muscles a well-deserved rest in the hot springs.
Being one of the destinations that travelers put at the top of their bucket-lists, the hotels and lodges in the Annapurna Trekking Region are well equipped with both facilities and hospitality. You will be pleased to get a warm welcome, hot showers and cozy rooms at different price ranges. The hotels and lodges include extensive menus ranging from the typical everyday Dal-Bhat (rice with lentils) to Pizza, Chowmein and much more.
There are many travel agencies that offer the ABC tour packages covering different duration (7-12 days) and discounts on group packages. You can also get an experience of Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour Package and enjoy the entire trip in a day. the helicopter tour package includes private pick up from the hotel and drop to the Hotel in Kathmandu and the tax for Airport departure. You can also surf through internet for the reviews of people who have been there before and prepare for the trek with your friends and families.