Your trek to the base camp of the 10th highest mountain in the world will mesmerise you with the beautiful mountain scenery and beguiling vistas of everyday life in a hilly region of Nepal. The setting of Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m is unique and incredibly spectacular, set amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m).
This trek will take you to one of the most geographically and culturally diverse regions for trekking in Nepal, the Annapurna region. Home to diverse peoples and cultures, it is equally diverse in its environment. The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes with the Annapurna Range in view most of the times. This trek will also offer you a sneak peek into the lifestyle of a typical village people.
Your trek will begin from Nayapul which is 1 ½ hour’s drive from Pokhara. You will then trek to Ghandruk, one of the biggest Gurung community settlements in the region. The cascading waterfalls, terraced farmlands, a beautiful forest of bamboo, oak and rhododendron trees and the picturesque village will enchant you during your whole trek.
If you prefer a bit easier trek but also want to explore the majestic mountains and the diverse culture and lifestyle of the Nepali people, this trek is the one for you.