Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and exciting trekking trail in Nepal. Located in the western foothills in North- Central Nepal, stretching from Kali Gandaki in the west to the Marshyangdi in the east. Mt. Annapurna stands toweringly at an elevation of 8,091m approx and is the tenth highest mountain in the world. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a good introductory route for a close encounter with the Himalayas, offering a fantastic view of snow-capped mountains with a landscape of terraced fields and other snow capped mountain peaks. Annapurna in Sanskrit language means “goddess of the harvests “. This massif has a religious significance in the lives of the Hindus residing in these areas. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking offers a sublime and diverse natural wonders as it makes way through waterfalls, villages, farmlands, rhododendron forests, and mountain vistas. A spectacular point for a dramatic panoramic view of eleven towering mountain peaks too.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek begins within an hours distance from Pokhara. The trail leads us straight to the foothills at the base camp at Annapurna to a high altitude of 4000 meters. Further as we move on the trail leads us through various diverse and wonderful villages inhabited by Nepal’s indigenous ethnic communities comprising of Magars, Gurungs and Thakali’s, greeting you with a wide smile and courteous heart ready to mingle and provide necessary gestures without a slightest of hesitation if initiated. We also pass through a diverse geographical and cultural variation with amazing ranges of flora and fauna. As we head on further the trail leads into the dense rhododendron forest amidst the snowy background poses a scintillating experience to be basked under. We trek further covering a fair amount of distance we reach as far as Ghorepani, a spectacular sparkling morning awaits you with its breathtaking sunrise, along with immersed water under the sunlight trickling through the crevices over the snow-capped mountains is out of the ordinary. This projection obliges the landscapes of the Himalayas and adds life into this whole region personifying the beauty to the limits. Another aspect of this region is its varied wildlife and endangered animals gracing these vast landscapes such as the blue sheep, snow leopards, tigers, Himalayan Thar along with various other bird species of multicolored Impheyan, koklas and blood pheasants makes this place a contrasting paradise.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be best attempted from the month of September to November and March to May. Primarily this time of the year the whole trekking region blooms around with rhododendron flowers providing a superficial and soothing calmness to the visitors. Ensure a life time adventure with Mountain Tiger Nepal which comes only once in a life time and set out on this prolific journey like never before.