The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is known well known as an ABC trek in the short form, one of the most popular treks after the Everest base camp trek one. Starts from a city full of temples, Kathmandu with a short scenic drive to Pokhara, Pokhara is a city with a beautiful mountain and crystal clear lakes which is said to be the best and beautiful city in Nepal.
From a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul takes about 2 hours where our real journey starts from, taking you to the most iconic land of the mountains through the beautiful local villages like Gurung and Thakali people. A few days of the exciting hike takes you to the base camp of the world’s tenth highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m) where you will be enjoying some of the most stunning mountains on earth, crossing the finest mountain villages, dense forests, breath-taking sceneries, and the kind locals along the way, you will be so thankful with these amazing views that you can witness all the time here!
If you are begging for this trek then you have come to the right place, in this blog, we are going to b sharing detailed information about the Annapurna Base Camp Trek route, and all the things that you should know before joining the trip.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty & Altitude sickness
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is rated as a moderate-high altitude trek where you will be facing a lot of ups and downs staircases, the trail itself quite comfortable and it’s wife in the edges. However, if you are a beginner who is looking for this trek then it might be quite challenging for you in terms of altitude matters but if you walk slowly, eat well foods, and drink a lot then it is not an impossible way to conquer the mountain. A lot of trekkers have been suffering from the high altitude as they ignore the simple rules to follow in order to avoid mountain sickness. If you are joining any local trekking company for this trek then you should be provided an experienced guide who can give you some good instructor during the trek what you should follow while trekking at the high altitude land of the Himalayas that really helps you to trek confidently!
Annapurna base camp trekking Gear lists
- Take some pair of top and lower thermals
- Some pair of Fleece jackets for hiking
- Windproof jackets at least one pair
- A warm and waterproof Down jacket, thicker one
- some pair of fleece and wool trousers
- Some good Trekking or hiking pants buy folding sizes if possible
- A nice pair of woolen gloves
- 3 pair of Warm Hiking socks cotton and wools
- A comfortable Trekking sue with spare laces
- 2 pair of Breathable underwears
- two pair of Hiking Cotton trousers or t-shirts
- A strong 50 above SL Sun Cream
- A sun hat to protect from the sun
- A good quality Sunglasses
- A thicker Sleeping bag that might be worked negative 20-degree celsius
- A pair of walking or Trekking poles if you think you need it
- Small day backpack which needs to be lightweight
- Some water bottles, buy one proper water botel to put the boiled water as well
- Take some water purification tablets
- A washing towel which needs to be quickly dry
- Rain poncho or raincoat for yourself and bag
- and first aid box including some medications and high altitude sickness pills
The best season of the year for EBC trekking
Nepal has four seasons as many other countries around the world but 2 seasons out of the 4 are the best, there are Autumn and Spring. Spring is one of the best times to go on Annapurna Base Camp Trek because of low precipitation and mild-temperature its an absolute weather for trekking. Likewise, Autumn is another great time of the year for trekking to the Annapurna base camp trek. The days are usually bright and sunny and that offers great mountains vistas and its scenery throughout the day and week. There is no risk of hiking at this time of the year. Be prepared now if you have been looking for trekking to Nepal Himalayas! Now or Never, I hope this post help you to trek well in the Annapurna region of Nepal!