The Himalayas are arguably the world’s most iconic mountains. They gave birth to the highest point on the planet, Mount Everest, 70 million years ago. However, Everest’s famous (not to mention dangerous) mountain climbing trek isn’t your only option. The Annapurna massif has a lot to offer as it contains six stunning mountain peaks– named Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna and Annapurna South.

Annapurna has always been special among trekkers as it is one of the world’s greatest circuit with the total distance ranging around 80 kilometers and it was the first ever mountain above 8000m to be climbed by anyone. Also, most of the treks in Nepal are above tree line, which means most of your journey is through deserted lands, but Annapurna Base Camp trek is the only trek where you get to hike through different vegetation and dense forests full of bamboos and rhododendron. Many people would argue that Annapurna Base Camp trek is as much a culinary experience as it’s a natural one. All along the trek, you will come across cozy teahouses serving steaming dal & bhaat which is a typical Nepali staple, mouth-watering Momos & the traditional dessert of the region – home cooked apple pie.

This trek not only takes you to  Annapurna Base Camp but also to  the Machhapuchare Base Camp which is on the way.  The major attractions of this trek remains the town of Pokhara, small village of Ghandruk, Jhinu hot water springs, Machhapuchare Base camp and the Annapurna Base Camp itself!

 

And who would want to miss out on such a deal? Here are some highlights of the trek –

  • It is one of the world’s greatest circuit with the total distance ranging around 80 kilometers.

 

 

 

  • It was the first ever 8000 meters peak to be climbed by anyone.

  • It offers stunning views of the entire Annapurna massif.

 

 

 

  • You get the thrill Crossing dramatic river gorges above the Marshyangdi river.

 

 

  • Traverse the famous Thorung La pass.

 

 

 

 

  • The walk between Machhapuchhare Base Camp and Annapurna Base Camp is awe inspiring.

 

 

 

 

  • The view of the South Face and Glacier of Annapurna from Annapurna Base Camp will leave you spellbound.

 

 

 

 

  • This trek is a classic tea house trek. You stay in small lodges which typically accommodate 20-25 people.

 

 

 

 

  • Most of the treks in Nepal are above tree line, which means most of your journey is through deserted lands, but ABC trek is the only trek where you get to hike through different vegetation and dense forests full of bamboos and rhododendron.

 

 

 

  • Sometimes you get to see the beautiful Modikhola river along the trek and sometimes you are way above it and just get to listen to its tunes.

 

 

 

 

  • A visit to the hot springs in Jhinu Danda works magic on your tired trekking legs and is a well-deserved break on your return trip from base camp. Jhinu itself is a delightful little settlement, set on top of a ridge along your descent from Chomrong, with a couple of lovely teahouses and pop-up craft shops. The hot springs are a 20-25 minute walk on a descending path to the river Modi Khola below.

 

 

 

  • Many people would argue that ABC trek is as much a culinary experience as it’s a natural one. Throughout the trail you will come across friendly teahouses catering steaming dal & baht (typical Nepali meals of lentil soup and rice), appetizing Momos & the traditional desert of the province – home cooked apple pie.

 

 

 

 

  • The many villages on the way, the life and the teahouses.

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