With several trail options based on the availability of time and budget, the Annapurna base camp trek welcomes the trekkers who dream of quench their adventure thirst in Nepal with the Himalayan excursion. The best-recommended trek via Poon Hill is a ramble of 10 days from Pokhara leading you through the enchanting trail of the rhododendron forest and the best sunrise viewpoint.
The moderate trek to Annapurna base camp offers a magnificent experience of trekking through the diversity of landscape it traverses. The hiking also includes frequent up and down step-dotted trails, rickety bridges, and rocky trails on the terraced hillsides. The rewarding Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Himchuli, and the surroundings are breathtaking to explore on the journey to ABC with Nepal Kameleon Holidays. In winter, the trail becomes quite challenging, but the best seasons- spring and autumn are brilliant times to experience the trek if you don’t want snow on the way. Trekkers get an opportunity to behold the beauty of Annapurna sighting the iconic ethnic settlements crowning a misty mountaintop. This popular hiking in Annapurna guides you to the ABC, a bowl-shaped place at 4130 meters. No more waves, it is a spiritually motivating destination, where family groups can also fully enjoy exploring the breathtaking Himalayan beauties with the sunrise.
If you want to get the best Himalayan scenic trail, trek to ABC in winter. In other conditions, spring and autumn are renowned best seasons. For the expert leading with a local guide, do not hesitate to contact Nepal Kameleon Holidays for the best price, expert guide, and customized itinerary for your next vacation.
Note: if you are limited with time, we have a special ABC Helicopter Tour from Pokhara to Pokhara. Do not limit your dream cause of time limitations. Book today with us.
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Have a few days left before flying back home after the trek? You can enjoy the Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour (2 Nights/3 Days). You can fly/drive directly from Pokhara.
The best season/time for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be done throughout the year, which is quite exceptional than other trekking in Nepal Himalayas. The season starts from March to April and continues to May (Spring). Autumn (September-October-November) is another great season with amazing Himalayan views. December-January and February months are a bit tough with the snowfall, however, the best views appear during these months. We also organize ABC trekking in monsoon, however, you need to have stuff that stops making you wet.
Accommodation in Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Route has a wonderful availability of hotels and lodges. However, they are not as luxurious as in the urban area. They are nice, cozy, and neat. Most of the lodges/hotels have hot showers for which you need to pay extra. Attached bathrooms are also available, but may not be possible in all camps in peak seasons.
Food availability in Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is fully loaded with a yummy menu. Trekkers can enjoy a typical Nepali Thali set (rice, lentil, curry, meat, pickle), mouth-watering mo: mo, noodles, pizza, and many more local items. However, local food items are highly recommended as the Western menu will not be the same in the mountains as you will find them in your local place.
High altitude sickness in Annapurna Base Camp Trek
High altitude sickness, aka Acute Mountain Sickness, is not a big issue in Annapurna base camp trekking. It is because the Annapurna base camp is located at 4130 meters altitude, which is not so high. However, some people may find some breathing issues or some alpine symptoms, which is not a big problem but still need to be aware of it.
- feeling dizziness
- lack of appetizer
What to Do?
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat proper food
- Drink tea/coffee
- Eat meals with soup
Guides and Porters in Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Guide for Annapurna base camp trekking is mandatory for trekkers as per the rule of the Nepal government. Guides are well-trained and have decades of experience as leading trekkers in the Himalayan region of Nepal. It's important to take a government-authorized licensed guide on your trip. Porters can be hired as per requirements. Hiring guides and porters is also creating employment for Nepali people.
- Porters usually carry 20 kg of luggage.