Annapurna BaseCamp Guide Experience 2020

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Pic- Annapurna base camp village by the side of Annapurna glacier.

This is a Annapurna basecamp trek blog, where a trekking guide shares his experience. Annapurna Base camp itself is just at the height of 4120m, which is not challenging, except one night at the base camp. By the time you reach to this amazing land of Annapurna Base camp, you will be much excited, that you all will forget the pain and the hardships.

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Pic -Clouds pattern seen after reaching ABC 

you had to come up here. Amazing 360 degree view of the surrounding mountains and six different tea houses making a small village just in-front of massive Annapurna is amazing.

If you trek to ABC base camp during the monsoon season, blooming flowers and mountain contrast is beyond the admiring words. As two beautiful mountains; Mt, Fishtail and Mt. Annapurna are facing just opposite to each other to give you a heavenly pleasure of being in the Nepal Himalaya. So, can you imagine how beautiful is this place? When you walk from Deurali towards Machhapuchre base camp (MBC), you will hike through a narrow entrance made in between – Mt. fishtail and Annapurna south. As you enter to the small and stunning landscape of MBC; your interest will drag you to the base camp.

No doubt this place, ABC is worth enough to bring lots of hardships, also whole trekking trail is mixed up of variation in different elements. People, culture, tradition, houses, forest, animal and nature with changing landscape will make your trekking even more unexpected. If you are lucky enough to come in October/November, for this base camp trek; you will witness a great hindu festival and witness the local people’s way of celebration of this fest. Some of them might welcome you to join the festival of Dashain/Tihar. As this trekking trail takes you through lost of villages and beautiful jungle topography, amazing bunch of experience will be waiting you each day.

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The reason for abc with poonhill trekPic at Poonhill with Dhaulagiri range

As ABC is accessible by different entrance, if you go from Poonhill entrance your trekking will be of 12 days , but this will make your trekking really worth going. You will capture memorable and stunning view of two of the major mountain range of Nepal Himalaya and acclimatize in a best possible way, indeed. Dhaulagiri range and Annapurna range of Nepal Himalaya separated by deepest George, keeps your heart wide open in the peak morning hike of the hill station, Poonhill. Apart from this hill station, you can see the view of both (Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Himalaya range) the range from Ghorepani, here trekkers stay a night.

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Pic – Trekking to ABC in spring – Rhododendron flowers

Apart from ghorepani, jungle walking towards ABC is another major attraction. Entrance like, Phedi, Kande, Jhinu, Ghandruk are possible for short vacation. If you have enough time trekking to ABC could be great experience if you go through poonhill and will be more interesting if you connect this trek to Mardi Himal trekking trail. Mardi Himal is neighboring trail of Annapurna base camp trek with really stunning view of Mt. fistail and other more mountains in Annapurna Himalaya range.

During the night you will be very near to the stars in mardi himal trekking. Stars near to you and lights of Pokhara city to the far end will make you feel really joyful which I cannot write here in words.

You might be interested with Annapurna base camp package with poonhill – ABC trek with Poonhill

Other article about Annapurna-

  1. Annapurna base camp without guide
  2. Brief analysis between Everest, Annapurna & Manaslu
  3. Experience story

About Author

I grew up in the mountains & got university education in Kathmandu to become an engineer. But with homely environment of mountains interest me to become a trekking & tour guide, by passion. I have been 6574 meter to the highest & fortunately got chance to explore most of Nepal and bit of abroad.

Eventually, passion converted to profession and here i am on behalf of Nepalgram - a Trekking agency in Nepal.

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