Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)
Annapurna is a massif in the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes one peak over 8,000 meters, thirteen peaks over 7,000 meters (23,000 ft), and sixteen more over 6,000 meters (20,000 ft). The massif is 55 kilometers long, and is bounded by the Kali Gandaki Gorge on the west, the Marshyangdi River on the north and east, and by Pokhara Valley on the south.
Activities: Trekking and Cities
Trip Duration: 14 Days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Trekking Destination: Annapurna Base Camp
Minimum Altitude: 760 m
Maximum Altitude: 4200 m
Season: September to late December and February to late May.
Transportation: Car/Bus/ Flight
Walking hour: 6 – 7 hours
More about the Destination
Annapurna means “Full of Grains” “Goddess of the Harvests” or more simply ‘The Provider’. In Hinduism, Annapurna is regarded as “the universal and timeless kitchen-goddess, mother who feeds”.
Reaching Annapurna Sanctuary popularly known as Annapurna Base Camp ‘ABC’ is like being in garden of mountains surrounded by mighty mountains. Annapurna I 8,091 M (10th highest mountain in the world), Annapurna II 7937 M, Annapurna III 7555 M, Annapurna IV 7525 M and Annapurna South 7219 M, Mt Machhapuchhre 6,993M, Mt Himchuli 6441 M, Tilicho Peak 7,134 M, Mardi Himal 5,587 M, Tharpu Chuli 5,663 M are major peak in Annapurna range.
The Annapurna sanctuary is oval-shaped plateau, a high glacial basin with entrance through narrow valley between Himchuli and Machhapuchhare peaks. This trek is about unique combination of heights and depths giving opportunity to view an extraordinary variety of ecosystems. The trail is covered by tropical jungle of Rhododendron and Bamboo.
ABC can be reach from different routes, with day extra In Australian Camp (beautiful sunrise view) both route purposed get merged in Chomrong village. We walk through Rhododendron forest with occasional encounter with Himalayan trucks passing by with loads of load in its back. The deep valley allies, walking down from top of hill to down below free flowing river to long climb up trails goes up and down through Chomrong, Sinwa, Himalayan, and Dovan. From Dovan we spend night at Machhapuchhare base camp, and then next day we hike to ABC.
This 14/15 days trek is a perfect way to explore Himalayan system and life style. We end our journey at the glorious lake side Pokhara, where you enjoy the tranquility of the lake view with mountains seen in ABC with music and drinks before heading back to Kathmandu next day.
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