Annapurna Base Camp Travel

The route to the Annapurna Sanctuary is viewed from the Annapurna Base Camp. The Annapurna base camp has one of the most spectacular views of  the surrounding snow-capped peaks. The trail have some steep climbs, but most people who are reasonable fit do not find it too difficult. This trek offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of the high Himalayan peaks, traditional villages, and serene alpine forests in a short time frame and without the hassle of the high altitude sickness.

The Annapurna area was first explored by the British adventurer Col. James O.M., “Jimmy Roberts,” in 1956.  Roberts named it as the “Sanctuary of Gods.” The name stuck and it has been referred to the “Annapurna Sanctuary” ever since.

The trek to the Annapurna Base Camp starts from  the Pokhara Valley. The trek combines amazing mountain scenery combined with incredible cultural diversity. It treks through remote farms and villages, giving you a glimpse of the Nepalese rural life. The trail continues through the deep gorge between the peaks Hiunchuli and Machhapuchare (Fish-Tail). It then cuts through the dense bamboo and rainforests of the narrow Modi Khola Valley before continuing on to the Sanctuary. Once you enter the Sanctuary, you find yourself in an amphitheater surrounded by spectacular snowy peaks, including Annapurna I , Annapurna South,  Gangapurna,  and Annapurna III.

This area is  also known as the Annapurna Base Camp and the Machhapuchare Base Camp. On your return trek you will descend through the lush Modi Khola Valley with its green rice terraces. Your trek ends at the village of Pokhara and its amazing lakes. Pokhara is a popular vacation destination. It is home of the picturesque  Phewa Lake, which is towered over by the mountain ranges of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu, including the majestic Machhapuchare. The diversity of the climates, vegetation, and cultures you will encounter on this relatively short trek is what makes this trek the classic trek with a little bit of everything that nepal has to offer.