Annapurna base camp trek is an amazing walk through the diverse landscape and culture complete with rich mountain vistas, terraced fields, quaint Gurung villages and a wide variety of flora and fauna shows you the whole mountain ranges that are magnificent, colossal, and snow-capped that are against the blue sky. Mt. Annapurna (8091m) of Nepal is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the trip to its base camp, which is at 4130m/13549ft height, is one of the most popular walks on earth.
At the base camp, such a unique condition is created by the mountains with panoramic and picturesque view of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Tent Peak, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Annapurna South drawing your attention to take their photos with your camera as much as you like and as far as you can reach to the corners of the base camp.
Annapurna base camp was first discovered by the British explorer Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts in the year 1956 and shown to the world as the ‘Sanctuary of Gods’. The Sanctuary then became the “Annapurna Sanctuary”. The major peaks of the western portion of the great Annapurna Himal, including Hiunchuli (6,441m), Annapurna South (7279m), Fang, Annapurna I (8091m), Ganagapurna (7485m), Annapurna III (7855m) and Machapuchhare (6993m), are geographically placed accurately in a circle about 10 miles in diameter with a deep glacier-covered amphitheater in the center.
This wonderful trek explores diverse ethnic groups and their interesting cultures, the local communities found here are Gurung, Magar, Thakali and we are warmly welcomed by these local tribes; blended with this is a glimpse of beautiful flora and fauna found in this area. This is a ‘must do’ trek at least once in a lifetime.
If you can walk 5 miles a day and are in good aerobic shape (with a doctor’s approval), you can do fine and make it. The actual trekking is on mostly level ground with a few sections of steep hillsides – up and down. You should not carry more than a light day pack with a jacket, water and snacks. However, it is the altitude that creates the main issues. That said, the better shape you are in, the more you will enjoy the overall experience.
There’s no specific training needed if you are reasonably fit. If you are completely sedentary, then yes some cardiovascular training would be recommended. Stair climbing or hill walking will get most people ready. Remember you’ll be walking up and down rough paths for 8-12 days. You’ll be at altitude too which will make things much harder. Having a good level of fitness will help you enjoy your trek more and always remember, it’s not a race!
October, November and December is Nepal’s peak season and it is the best time to go trekking.
February, March and April is the end of the dry season and it is the second best time of the year to go trekking.
November, December, January and February, the sky is clear, but it can be very cold in the mountain. May to June is Nepal’s hot season and it can get very warm indeed. June to September is the monsoon season and the least popular time to go trekking in Nepal.
01: Large backpack/rucksack:
02: Day pack or day rucksack:
03: Sleeping bag:
04: Down jacket:
05: Trekking/Hiking shoes
06: Fleece jacket
07:Drinking water bottle-Aluminum
08: Sun glass
09: Wool hat and Sun cap
11: Walking Poole
12: Torch or head lamp
It depends on your route, but EBC trek usually takes about 15 days. We suggest you not to go on a rush trek primarily due to the altitude. You will be landed in Lukla at (9,250 feet) and go to EBC at (17,500 f.). If you go too fast or rush your itinerary, you might get altitude sickness which is harmful.
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