Trekking Annapurna Base Camp is a lifetime experience that provides us immaculate sceneries of a region known for its stunning peaks above 6000m on a trip for just 2 weeks. Added to this are the warm welcoming local mountain folks that simply take your heart above their soaring mountains & this is exactly what makes this region a top priority for many trekkers heading to Nepal over the years. The trails wind through colorful villages with unique cultures and eco environments; where we see the locals humming their favorite songs while going about their agriculture chores and we also see cows patched with vermilion on their foreheads while some backpackers swear they’ve seen ‘cows smiling’ with all the pampering they get hereabouts [cows are worshipped in Nepal]. This region has an abundance of rhododendron forests and amazing landscapes that are so beautiful to watch, especially in Nepal’s early autumn & spring seasons. The vistas we observe during the trek leaves us awe-struck.
Commencing from the incredible lake city, Pokhara, our route initially winds through picturesque villages and lush terraced rice fields before hiking up into rhododendron, oak and then bamboo forest. The Annapurna Base Camp is situated at 4130m with some startling peaks of Annapurna 1 at 8091m, Annapurna South at 7219m, Machhapuchhre at 6993m & Hiunchuli at 6441m placed on its lap.
This can also be a family trek with children above 10 years. The wonderful trek ends via Jhinu Danda where we can chill out in the lovely hot springs and give our body a good rest after the tiring hikes, all the while reminiscing on the beautiful memories we enjoyed during the wonderful trip. We can also explore and socialize with the Gurung communities and learn about their unique culture and traditions on our way. Your guide can interpret your conversations.
The teahouse lodges in Annapurna Base Camp are well facilitated and come a long way from what it was. You have the option of sleeping out in luxury mountain lodges and where these lodges are not available on the higher reaches, you bunk out in clean, warm teahouses with some lovely extras like soft pillows and hot water bottles to give you a comfortable night’s sleep on those chilly heights. The region now has updated menus with variety cuisines that include organic Nepalese meals, to pizzas and spaghettis and the famous ‘apple pies’ for dessert; so much tastier than the ones you find in the tourist hub of Thamel.
Trekking Annapurna Base Camp can be done all through the year. However, in winter, the Base Camp is sometimes closed due to heavy snowfall. Overall, this trip is the kind that warms the soul with great chocolate box scenery, marvelous places to explore and a backpack full of memories to take back home and cherish for a lifetime. It really is a lifetime experience that everyone should enjoy at least once in a lifetime on a visit to Nepal for trekking.
Departures can be made to suit your availability.
A deposit of £100 is payable to secure your place on the trip and the balance will be due in 35 days before the start of the tour. A monthly payment plans can be set up on request. If you book less than 35 days before the start of the trip than the full amount will be due immediately.
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