Annapurna base camp trek, which begins at 1,090m, climbs to 4,130m at ABC. It
is fairly demanding, but is suitable for beginners or adventure trekkers:
provided you are reasonably fit and walk slowly up the higher slopes. From
Pokhara, a bus will take you to Nayapul from where you will walk, from ridge
to river over many ridges, as the trail gradually climbs past villages and
terraced farmlands or bird-filled forests of rhododendron, oak, maple and
pine. Annapurna sanctuary trekking open high ground is rewarded with
outstanding views of high peaks and glaciers in the area.
Annapurna region trekking has little chance of suffering from Acute Mountain
Sickness (AMS) on the up route as the daily stages have been chosen to limit
your altitude gain to 300 – 400m/day above 3000m; and with time to rest
afterwards. Accommodation is plentiful and apart from Nepali food, many places
offer Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes: plus hot showers.Spring
and Autumn are the best season to trek, though Mountain Mart Trek-adventure
team make it happen for season comfortably.
Annapurna base camp trekking route has two Base Camps (Machhapuchhare and
Annapurna) in the huge Sanctuary amphitheater. Here, at 4,000m, you will be
surrounded by an immense and breathtaking wall of rock and ice from 6500m to
8,091m.The quicker down-journey requires only two nights; with a visit to the
hot springs at Jhinu Danda, on the second day. The last day’s trek takes you
to the bus at Phedi and a drive to you lakeside hotel in Pokhara. Spring and
Autumn are the best season to trek, though Mountain Mart Trek-adventure team
make it happen comfortably four seasons.