Reasons for Trekking Annapurna Base Camp

  • Last Updated on Aug 10, 2022

If you are fond of trekking and hiking around exploring the beautiful planet, then there are several reasons why you should go trekking at Annapurna Base Camp. Annapurna Base Camp Trek also known as ABC trek is the most astonishing destination trip introducing us to the mind-boggling close-up views of the snow-capped Himalayas, diverse Eco-system, and landscape as well as the chance to experience the beauty of Mother Nature at its best level.

In Sanskrit, the saying "Annapurna" truly means "loaded with sustenance". For the Hindus, Annapurna is an incarnation of the Goddess Pārbati- the goddess of support and the wife of Shiva. Pictures of her might be seen at the teahouses on the circuit which are well known for their exceptional nourishment, particularly a crusty fruit-filled treat!

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ABC trek is the kind of adventure that takes trekking to a whole different level. Annapurna region is worth every minute of your time because of its convenience and also you can experience the beauty of nature to its fullest in a very short period of time. Still, you are not convinced or want to more about the trek, below are the most important reasons- why you should trek in Annapurna Reason.

Starting from the most beautiful lake city of Pokhara

Pokhara also called the gateway to Annapurna Region is the most beautiful lake city, which can be reached via air or by bus. Pokhara is truly the beauty crowned land by the majestic Himalayas scenery, conjuring a vision of calm but vibrant green hills that everyone who visits will simply fall in love with the place. Stacked with rich vegetation and spotted with sparkling lakes, the valley offers great vistas. The magnificent view of Mt. Fishtail reflected on the Phewa Lake leaves everyone spellbound.

Pokhara is a land blessed with lakes. You can walk around the lake shore or even try boating, fishing and additionally visit the most touristic attraction place as well. Tal Barahi Temple sits on the island in the lake which is the main attraction of Pokhara. While you are in Pokhara, you can also try various adventurous activities such as zip flying, Paragliding, bungee jumping, etc.

Enjoy Excellent Annapurna Panoramas

Trek to the Annapurna Base Camp, will have a great time appreciating the different characteristics and social legacy of our sumptuous Himalayan nation of Nepal. On the path to the Annapurna Base Camp will be getting a charge out of 360-degree surrounding perspectives of the snow-topped mountains incorporating Annapurna one, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchare (Fish Tail), Gangapurna, and numerous different mountains. From the beginning of the trek at Pokhara, you will start witnessing the gigantic Himalayas and last till the end of the trek, which will make your trip even more worthwhile.

The most fascinating part of the Annapurna Region trek is the ever-changing scenery. The more we move higher, the more surprise awaits us. ABC trek continuously surprises us with the unimaginable beauty of Mother Nature along with outstanding scenery. Conclusively, this trek actually likes a rollercoaster ride where something new is waiting for you around each corner.

Exploring diverse culturally affluent villages

On the way to the Annapurna Base camp, the path traverses multiple culturally rich Gurung villages. Gurung is the major local inhabitant of this place. Whenever you encounter the stone-paved staircase, you can guess that it’s the Gurung Village. The people of this village are so friendly and treat every guest as a god. You will receive the friendliest hospitality and every “Namaste” you hear and a reply will surely bring a smile to your face. 

You can get deep insight into local living style, culture, tradition, food, and dresses along with helping the local economy to grow. So explore, learn and see the culturally rich Gurung community and make the memory to cherish for a lifetime.

Get an insight into the Nepali Way of Life

If you are a true explorer and have set on a path of exploring Nepal, then you’re probably keen on diving deeper into their unique culture. Trekking on the path to Annapurna Base Camp, you will be able to insight into the Nepali way of life. The more you gain the altitude, you will be diving deeper into the predominantly Buddhist area. Not only that, but you will also have the opportunity to encounter and experience the day-to-day life of rural Nepalese people. Most of the people living in the Annapurna region are farmers but most of the income source is Tourism.

In every village you pass through you will be encountering people with different ethnic groups, each with a different culture, tradition, dress, and background. The common part about each people of this region is their simplicity and happy way of life. More importantly, you will be surprised to see their pure happiness with so little they have.      

Short trekking destination

Annapurna Base Camp trek is the shortest destination and has more to explore than one can imagine. The most common ABC trek is of 16 days from Kathmandu, however, the duration of the trek can be extended or reduced depending upon the need and requirement. The popular trekking package in the Annapuran region includes the Annapurna Circuit of 18 daysGhorepani- poonhill trekking of 10 days, and ABC trekking of 14 days. You can choose the package according to the time you have. Even though the trekking days are shorter, 2 weeks is the ideal time to explore phenomenal perspectives of 25 cold tops, the differed vegetation, fauna, and flora, accordingly overnight quit staying with the benevolent Magar, Gurung, and Thakali individuals with their rich societies and conventions.

Sarik Shrestha

Sarik Shrestha