About Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trekking in the Annapurna region is the most popular destination with travelers to Nepal and for a very good reason, the area offers staggering beauty including mountain views, wide biodiversity, and cultural experiences.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking takes visitors to the heart of the Himalaya where they will be surrounded by peaks soaring skyward. The feeling of being in this enchanting locale will stay with you forever as a lifetime highlight.
The trek up to Annapurna Base Camp follows in the footsteps of mountaineers on expeditions attempting the lofty south face of Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft). Annapurna I is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the first of only fourteen peaks over 8,000 meters (there are 14 of them) to have been scaled. This feat was accomplished by a French team in 1950 led by Maurice Herzog.
Along the way up to the alpine base camp, the route passes through serene villages surrounded by paddy fields, and we get to experience the lifestyle of the local residents in a rural setting. The mountains become closer and closer as we ascend the lush Modi River valley passing through rhododendron and bamboo thickets with many waterfalls along the path. Actually, the beginning point of our journey is subtropical at around 800 m (2,625 ft) and we eventually rise to over 4,000 mt. (13,123 ft.) at Annapurna Base Camp. Noticeably, we pass through a wide range of geography and landscapes en route.
We begin the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with a short and scenic drive from the lakeside city of Pokhara. We then begin our hiking journey as we ascend through forests and over ridge tops with enticing panoramas of the peaks and surrounding valleys. We then make our way up the Modi Khola valley past ancient villages and eventually the natural arena of Annapurna Base Camp.
We savor the breathtaking surroundings of this otherworldly location. Eventually, we make our way back to down the valley stopping off to soak in natural hot springs along the way. We then trek out of the valley to the road and make a short and scenic drive to the tourist destination of Pokhara.
Please Note: Our Annapurna Base Camp Trekking has set departure dates from both Pokhara and Kathmandu and this trek can be personalized to accommodate your specific wishes and timetable. We can arrange a combination of this trek with iconic Annapurna Circuit Trek as well as Ghorepani and Poon Hill, Mardi Himal Base Camp and other inviting options in the area.