Difficulties in Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • 2020-06-23
  • by Amrit Chhetri

Though the ABC (Annapurna Base Camp) Trek is known to be an easy Trek in Nepal, trekkers still have to work on taking precautions, being alert of the present situation & be ready for the trekking adventure. Annapurna Base Camp lies on the Annapurna province in the north west of Nepal. Recognized as one of the most renowned treks in Nepal, it has acquired its fame even more after the 2015 earthquake when the area was considered as secure as not much devastation happened.

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek is very popular for a close sight of tall summits above 7000m of elevation. ABC Trek is really incredible & quite easy in regards of the altitude but constant up & down in the Himalaya could be a challenge. Nonetheless, hikers can have ample adventure without a technical climbing in this trek. There’re networks of guest houses and hotels along the trail. There’s also option for typical local tea house accommodation every few hours of walk where hikers can seat, rest or even sleep if they’re exhausted.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking begins around 10 kilometers walk from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga in the 1st day of the tour via the rocky terrain. There’re nearly 3200 steep stone steps in a place known as Ulleri on the way to Ghorepani – which can be a little challenging for the trekkers. Nevertheless advance training for those steep steps by doing a few trips up & down can make this challenge easier to combat. The last two days in this trek can be a little tough as the trekkers have to trek in high altitude but it’d not be a huge concern for a physically fit person even if there could be some breathing difficulties.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek could be exhausting but it is worth it. You just have to be slow & steady. Even though the trek is of moderate level, it can be really demanding for anybody who’s not reasonably fit. A minimum amount of fitness & a plan to walk long is what you have to keep in mind. It’ll be nearly 4 to 5 hours walking up & down per day on well built stone steps & trails. You’ll be accommodating in lodge or tea house with a traveler friendly food menu including pizza, pasta, eggs, etc.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Explore Kathmandu City.
  • Scenic view from Kathmandu- Pokhara.
  • Sunrise tour in Poonhill.
  • Beautiful terraces with rice field and farm house.
  • Eye catching waterfalls.
  • Gurung culture and their lifestyle.
  • Annapurna Base camp.
  • Machhapuchhre base camp.
  • Explore beautiful city Pokhara.
  • Sunset tour at Sarangkot.

Short Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Day 01: Arrival.
Day 02: Trek preparation and Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m- 7 hrs) Ahead to Pokhara in the morning.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,540m - 5 hrs) .
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (3,194m - 7 hrs) .
Day 06: Ghorepani hike early morning to Poon hill (View point)(1hrs), trek down to Ghorepani and trek to Tadapani (6hrs).
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong (1900m - 7 hrs).
Day 08: Trek to Deurali (3,230m - 6 hrs).
Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m - 5 hrs).
Day 10: Trek to Bamboo. (2,340m - 6 hrs).
Day 11: Trek to Jhinu (1,780m - 5 hrs) .
Day 12: Jhinu to Pokhara.
Day 13: Drive/ fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Day 14: Departure.

Nonetheless, if you are seeking low risk but a life changing adventure experience then Annapurna Base Camp Trek is perfect for you. Best of luck for your adventure journey!

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