There are very few treks on the planet that bring you in close proximity of peaks that rise to height of 7000 to 8000 meters without forcing you to push yourself to the very limit, and the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of them. This beautiful adventure takes you through rice paddies, high-altitude scenery and beautiful rhododendron forests before introducing you to majestic peaks that leave you speechless with their stunning beauty.
The setting of Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m is unique and incredibly spectacular, set amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m).
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes 7 to 11 days, depending on your itinerary and length of walking days. The itinerary presented here takes 11 days, starting from Nayapul (a 1 1/2 hour drive from Pokhara) and going north up to Gorepani and the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill. From Gorepani, you go eastward to Chomrong and then north again entering the Modi Kola Valley which leads up to the Base Camp.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is the perfect way to get up-close and personal with the great Himalayas as the base camp is surrounded by some of the most spectacular Himalayan peaks. Imagine the scene of a few houses dominated by a complete ring of Himalayan peaks; that is a view worth dying for, a view that is yours for the taking at the Annapurna Base Camp.
There are several established lodges on the way, so it is practical to trek light. This is a moderate trekking route suitable for both novice and experienced trekkers.