Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a classic guesthouse trek in Nepal. The trail lies on the western part of the Annapurna range, which includes mountains such as Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Fang, Annapurna 1, Ganagapurna, Annapurna 3 and Machhapuchhare. All these majestic mountains are set in a circle around Annapurna Base Camp, at a diameter of ten miles. Upon reaching Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130 meters, you will thus be rewarded with an amphitheater of snow covered mountains all around you - an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime moment likely never to be forgotten.
From this mountainous epicenter, also known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, the Modi Khola cuts its way south in a narrow gorge being 12,000 feet deep. Further south, the gorge opens up into a wide and fertile valley, the domain of the local Gurung people. We will pass through several local villages on this trek giving you ample of opportunity to get insights on local traditions and cultures.
The middle and upper portions of Modi Khola offer some of the best short trekking routes in Nepal, and the valley is located so that these trails are easily combined into this trekking itinerary.
If you are reasonably fit and able to walk 5-6 hours a day, you can do this trek. If you are not confident in your physical fitness, we recommend adding a porter when booking. One porter can carry 30 kgs and can be shared between two people.
All in all, this a fantastic trek and trail, not to be missed!