So you have heard a lot about this trek and finally decided to go on a this magical trekking route in the Himalayas, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You are starting tomorrow? This week? Next month? Counting down your days? And yes, obviously wondering/concerned about the various conditions in this route. Some of the questions we get a lot are the following:
- What meals will I be provided in these remote lands?
- Can I charge my phone over there?
- Are there any good hotels and lodges in the way and in the Annapurna base camp itself?
- Will I get to Machhapuchhere base camp?
- Can I skip Ghandruk and save a day? Is it worth it? Or will I miss a wonderful place?
and many many many more.
We’ve got you covered (Because, BEEN THERE, DONE THAT, You Know .. 🙂 …. ). Well, here’s what we say are the main highlights of this trip:
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek one of life time experience! It not only offers breathe stopping Mountain View but also gives you an unique opportunity to experience the typical Nepali village, meet local people and their way of living traditional life
- Go thorough Gurung and Magar villages (they are famous for the Gurkha regiment)
- Be amazed with lush green Rhododendron, bamboo and alpine forests
- Natural hot spring near Jhinu
- Starting and ending in Pokhara, Nepal’s biggest municipality and naturally blessed place
- Trek difficulty level of Moderate
- 7 to 10 days of trip duration (for a short trip, you might want to consider skipping the Gurung Village of Ghandruk while in a longer version of the trip, sometimes even upto 15 days, you may visit other smaller and uniquely beautiful villages like Dhampus and Landruk)
- Average Pricing in Costs (being one of be best and busiest trekking routes, it’s costs are not as high as the Everest Base Camp. At the end of the trek, it’s a journey worth spending some $$$ 😛 )
- Porters Recommended!!!
- As per the meals, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.
- Charging places are easily available for electronics
- Cellular Network are also available lately
- Best travel seasons are Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May)
- Very few lodges and tea houses (Recommended to book your trek before leaving to Annapurna Base Camp. During busy seasons, People end sleeping in the Kitchen Tables with sleeping bags when not properly planned)