The Annapurna Sanctuary trek known as Annapurna Base Camp trek is a true classic, amidst some of the highest and most spectacular mountains in the world. Many of the peaks are over 7000m, including the famous twin-peaked Machapuchare, as well as Annapurna I and lll, Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Glacier Dome. Our trek begins in the terraced foothills close to Pokhara. The Ghorepani-Chhomrong and Dumpus ridge gives us good panoramic views of the mountains and, as we pass through local farming communities, the vista becomes more impressive.
The trek to Annapurna’s south facing base camp offers an opportunity to view dramatic Himalayan peaks in a short amount of time. It is not that difficult of a trek although some portions have steep climbs. This trek traverses a variety of terrain from lowland villages and rice terraces to glaciers.
This trek begins and ends in Pokara and can be completed in 8-10 days depending on which route you take. The mail trekking seasons of spring and autumn are the best times to do this trek. The maximum height of this trek is 4,130 meters.
This trek can be done in winter, but is very dangerous after snowfall. Avalanches can block the narrow entrance to the sanctuary. Some avalanches tend not to be visible and come crashing down at unsuspecting times and at frightening speeds, this is especially true around Mt.Himchuli.