Nepal is known for its immense beauty and breathtaking Himalaya ranges. Out of ten tallest mountains in the world, eight lies in the Himalayan ranges of this small country in South Asia.
While Mt. Everest is popular as being the tallest peak in the world, Mt. Annapurna, on the other hand, is known for its breathtaking beauty and incredible trekking trails that lead to the massif.
Standing at the height of 8091 Meter above the sea level, this mountain is the listed as one of the tallest mountains in the world and is ranked as the 10th tallest peak. Here, we present you every detail about the Annapurna Base Camp; from its location to the itinerary to reach there.
Being at the top of this massive mountain and getting the 360 views of mountains would definitely the dream of every one. However, for those who desire not to the summit but see the summit of this mountain from the base, getting to the Annapurna Base Camp would be the ultimate dream.
So, if you want to get to the base camp of this magnificent mountain and glance the beauty from the beneath, but if do not have any idea about where the base camp is, then you are at the right place.
Location of the Annapurna Base Camp
Unlike other mountains, Annapurna has only one base camp at the place named Chaksibari Marg. This place is used as the major camping site for all the climbers during their ascend or descend. Annapurna Base Camp is located in the Annapurna Region towards the south of Nepal.
Itinerary to reach the Annapurna Base Camp
If you wish to embark on a trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp. You can do so from one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal, Pokhara City. From Pokhara, which is around 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu, the real trekking towards the Annapurna Base Camp starts.
The trekking trails follow the path towards Poon Hill. From Poon Hill, the trails lead you to different places before reaching the base camp. like Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrung and finally the Annapurna Base Camp.
Though the itinerary seems easy, it is far more difficult to really lure through the immense forests and deep valleys of the way. However, once you finally reach the destination you are sure to be amazed at the beauty of the base camp and the Annapurna Mountain itself.
Being at the base of the Mount Annapurna Base camp is an enthralling experience for everyone. Because of its unique geographic location and beauty. Once you reach to the camp, you can have the exotic views of mountains like
Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Annapurna II, Annapurna IV and Annapurna South. Other than that, from the base camp, one can have the 360 degrees view of Himalayas. Which includes Lamjung Himal, Dhaulagiri Himal and Annapurna Himal itself.
Similarly, on the way to the Base Camp, you can have amazing views of Rhododendron Forests, Rivers, and old villages. Talking to them and sharing the experience with the native people can leave you enthralled even more.
So, embark on this trek and visit this gifted place like Annapurna Base Camp once in a life time.
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