Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Consisting of many mountains together Annapurna base camp trek is a journey which allows trekkers and mountaineers to have exceptional view of many mountains together. Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna IV etc. are some of the mountains in Annapurna region. Mountains in Annapurna region are not the tallest because they rise in the heart of Himalayas.
Annapurna region is extremely beautiful and packed with natural beauty. It starts with travelling to Pokhara by bus or plane as it is the gateway for camp. Pokhara itself is beautiful lace filled with lakes and temples. The trip starts with trekking to Nayapul then to Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrung, Deurali and finally to the base camp. The trek differs according to travelling companies but most of them prefer clock-wise treks like mentioned above. Trekking through all these places lets us explore many check points for seeing the mountain range. Among the Poon Hill being the most popular allowing the view of ten combinations of mountains.
Traditional Gurung community and cultural villages is another most attractive feature of Annapurna circuit trek. Every traveller enjoys the culture ethnicity followed by this community along with traditional “Thakali” food. With the trial of terraced lands, dense beautiful forest of rhododendron and the Gurung community the track might seem easier but it is considered to be one of the most difficult tracks. As the slippery tracks and upward highlands makes the trip both mentally and physically exhausting. The Annapurna base camp trek is fruitful in certain seasons as seeing the mountain cluster is the main reason for such intimidating journey.
The actual trip to base camp has continuously changing tracks while some might have lowlands and some highlands. The track throughout the year is wet and slippery but it gets more dangerous during rainy season during which trip should be avoided. Annapurna range is filled with mountains while some go further by trying to ascend the mountain itself the base camp is a fulfilling itself. Annapurna base camp trek is for the travellers, trekkers and explorers who love new challenges and experiences.