A lot of people who love mountain and adventure sports go for trek in the Himalayas. If trek in the Himalayas is in your bucket list then here are some important information for you. You may wish to check out the Annapurna Base camp trek. But it is imperative that you prepare well before you set out for the trek. Here are some important things that will help you understand the place and the trek better.
All About the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The best thing about this trek is that it combines a number of different landscapes within a short trip. You can choose a 7 day or an 11 day trek and still experience the beauty and adventure associated with good mountain treks. Here are some useful information on the trek:
- Mt. Annapurna in the Himalayan range is the 10th highest mountain peak in the world and is very popular for trekkers.
- The base camp trek begins from Pokhra and charts its trail through a serene village called Ghandruk, to Chomrong and continues through a beautiful forest in Kuldihar then reaching Bamboo. From there on the trek goes to the Annapurna base camp via Machhapuchhre base camp. Depending on the duration of your trek, the routes might slightly vary.
- The best season to go for a trek in this region would be spring to summer (March- May) or autumn (September – November). However, these are the tourist seasons so keep in mind that the places could be more crowded. Alternatively, if you are accustomed to trekking in mountains during cold months, you can consider visiting this place during the winter. The trek will be relatively less crowded and also, might be less expensive. In the monsoon your trek could be hampered by rain, as in late summer. On the other hand, late summer- early monsoon trek will mean that you might get to see a lot of trees and flowers.
- The lodges in the trekking region of Annapurna are well equipped with food and facilities as hot showers in most places. After returning from the trek you can also visit Jhinu Danda, a hot spring to relax your tired body.
- There are a number of travel agencies that can arrange for the trek. Also if you are not an amateur you can take this trek alone, provided you are well equipped and have planned articulately.
Before you start the trek it is a good idea to follow the map properly, discuss with people who have already taken the trek or ask for more information from travel agencies.