One of the most popular treks in Nepal is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You may reach almost half of the majestic mountain’s elevation with the ABC trek. The ABC trek’s main charms are learning about Gurung culture and unwinding in a beautiful setting.
In April, my team and I had the opportunity to visit ABC. Our tour took place in the spring, when flowers and other vegetation were in bloom, making a beautiful setting for a nature hike. In this blog, I’ll share parts of my time, experiences, and travel itinerary.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary Guide
Day 01–Pokhara drive to Sewi and trekking to Chhomrong (2170 m).
Our journey to the Annapurna Basecamp started with a taxi ride from Pokhara to Siwai, where the trek began. We took a cab from Pokhara to Siwai and arrived there after around two hours. Our journey to our destination started from that point on. We began our walk on a cloudy day, which made for a really pleasant and pleasant first day.
We saw the recently built suspension bridge while traveling to Jhinu Dada. Our next stop was Chhomrong village. After climbing a little hill and passing a suspension bridge, we arrived at Jhino Dada, where we launched our dal bhat and tarkari. After lunch, we made the steep ascent to Chhomrong.
From Jhino Dada, it took us around two hours of uphill hiking to get to Chhomrong. We hiked 10.3 kilometers from Sewi to Chhomrong, which is located at an elevation of 2210 meters, in around 4 hours and 25 minutes. We stayed at the top lodge in Chhomrong, which had a fantastic viewpoint.
Day 02 – Trek to Himalayan from Chhromong, Maximum altitude (2920 meters)
The next morning, we enjoyed tea and breakfast there while taking in the stunning scenery. There was a clear and majestic view of the Annapurna mountain ranges, Annapurna South, Hyunchuli, Ganagpurna, Mardi Himal, and Macchhapuchre (fishtail mountain). We set off on our second day of hiking from Chhomrong to the Himalaya. We started our trip with a stunning vista of the Sinawa and Annapurna mountain ranges.
We saw rhododendron forests, Nepal’s national flower, which were in full bloom along the path. It was peaceful and lovely to stroll among the rhododendron trees that were in bloom. After getting to the upper Sinawa, we had a tea break while enjoying a beautiful view of Mount Macchhapuchre. After a short uphill hike, we arrived in Dovan on the road to the Himalaya.
We noticed a gradual shift in the vegetation as we walked through the forested woodlands as we climbed. We arrived at the Himalaya after a 13.6-kilometer hike that took us 5 hours and 40 minutes to complete. The Himalaya is located 2900 meters above sea level. As the fog suddenly rolls in, the Himalayan mountains have their own meteorological system. We cherished the peaceful and calming Himalayan ambiance of the evening. We even saw several Himalayan tahr grazing on the cliff face there.
Day 03 – Trek to Macchhapuchre base camp from Himalaya.
We had a big day on day 3 of our journey since we were going to hike from the Himalaya to the Macchhapuchre base camp. We set off on our adventure early in the morning to escape the snowfall and ice that would melt during the day. We could see Deurali in the distance after rising from the Himalaya. Seasonal changes significantly alter the mountainous terrain. We then arrived at Deurali, a rest point halfway between the Himalaya and Macchhapuchre Base Camp. It is about 3200 meters above sea level. At Deurali, we took a nice tea break before beginning the journey to Macchhapuchre Base Camp.
We spotted many avalanche danger areas along the way, so we proceeded with caution. While walking up to the valley, we observed how the surrounding scenery has transformed beautifully as a result of the height difference. The route leading up to Macchhapuchre Base Camp was quite slippery due to several river crossings and the melting snow. Therefore, if you ever want to trip, it is best that you carry crampons. We took roughly three and a half hours to trek 7.6 kilometers from the Himalaya to Macchhapuchre Base Camp. The height of Macchhapuchre base camp is 3700 meters.
However, our trek was fascinating and adventurous as we walked through an avalanche zone with a shift in flora, a snow-covered environment, and the Himalayan mountains’ high snow-cloud ridges. Then we were welcomed to the Annapurna region with a breath-taking view of the majestic Annapurna mountain ranges from all sides.
Following that, we spent time at the Macchhapuchre guesthouse lodge. The area where we stayed was surrounded by snow-capped mountains, which provided us with breathtaking views and started to snow just as we arrived. The weather in the mountains was unique. We relaxed that evening in the lovely ambiance of Macchhapuchre base camp.
Day 04 – Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)
The trial then took us from Macchhapuchre base camp up to Annapurna base camp. We were rewarded with a magnificent vista of Mount Annapurna as the Annapurna mountain range turned golden in hue with the glory of the sunrise.
Likewise, we began the ascent to the beautiful Annapurna base camp. We took it slowly since the air was thin. We stared in astonishment at the scene before us, which included towering mountains and a blue sky. Annapurna Base Camp is located 4130 meters above sea level. There is 430 meters of climbing from the Macchapure Base Camp.
We reached Annapurna base camp after a brief and pleasant hike from Machhapuchhare base camp. We traveled 3.2 kilometers in total, in roughly 1 hour and 25 minutes, to get to Annapurna base camp. At the base camp, we had a wonderful time.
In fact, we had a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of the Himalayan mountain ranges, including Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna South (7,219m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Gangapurna (7,455m), Annapurna III (7,555m), and Machhapuchhare (6,993m).
Day 05–Trek back to Lower Sinuwa (Bhunwa) and then Pokhara.
We finally make our way back to Sinuwa and then to Pokhara after enjoying ourselves and taking in the magnificent scenery of the Annapurna and other mountains.
I had wanted to go on a journey for a very long time, so it was a once-in-a-lifetime experience for me. Lucky me, the trail was stunning at the time of my journey, with a clear blue sky and plenty of sunshine. We stayed a bit longer to relax and appreciate the breathtaking mountain panoramas that surrounded us at ABC.
The location of the Annapurna base camp (4130 meters) was breathtakingly unique and nestled between the towering peaks of the Himalayan mountain range. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the rare treks that combines such a variety of landscapes and gets you so close to the base of 8000-meter peaks within such a short period of time.
We had an amazing and unforgettable time walking from Sewi to the Annapurna base camp. The scenery was breathtaking, with gorgeous snow-capped mountains and a pure blue sky.
I recommend all trekkers and mountain enthusiasts travel to ABC for a genuinely spectacular experience.
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