annapurna base camp

An overview of the Annapurna Base Camp

Most people from all over the world visit Nepal looking for solace amidst the mountains. Among all the popular treks in Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp trekking happens to be a highly famous one.

 

Situated in the Annapurna region, which happens to be one of the best trekking destination in the world, Annapurna Base Camp trek is a scenic one. The region was opened for foreign tourist in the early 60s and has been popular ever since.

The journey is to the base camp of the Annapurna range which is one of the tenth highest peak in the world. This moderate graded trek will take you about 11 -12 days on an average to complete. The number of days depends upon the distance covered in a day. Since the trek involve high altitude, it is advisable to cover less distances in a slow and steady pace to avoid acute mountain sickness.

The route exposes you to an elegant view of white-mountain ranges. Along with the Annapurna Range you will also see Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m). The placid disposition of the aura encircling these mighty mountains tranquilizes the restless mind bringing you close to an inner peace you have never felt before.

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The region is rich in flora and fauna. The landscapes are painted in various shades of green and blue. Some days the route will lead you into dense woods, someday blossoming forests, and someday both along with an elegant lake as a bonus. The region also happens to be home to more than 450 different species of bird along with some of the rarest other wildlife species. The trek is a perfect deal for every nature-savvy person.

Annapurna Base Camp can be trek for amateur trekkers. You can also plan a family trek. The trek is a moderate one which involves less number of days and less number of walking hours. The route is well paved and doesn’t involve risky edges. This can be a great option to add an adventurous chapter to your family travel diary.