Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal is also called as the ABC Trek. It is the journey to the foothill of the world’s 10th tallest mountain Mt. Annapurna (8091 m). There are many trekking routes to trek in Nepal. Among these trekking trails, Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the most popular one. It is attractive as well as diverse trekking trail of Nepal. In this blog let me tell you about the various reasons which make this trekking the most popular one among the trekking routes of Nepal.
The ABC Trek also known as Annapurna Sanctuary Trek is within the ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project). In order to do this trek in Nepal, you need to get permits of the national park and TIMS. Similarly, trekkers also need to hire a guide and porter. However, a solo trekker is also allowed to do trek in this trail. Mandatory trekking guide and porter are for the restricted regions of Nepal like Upper Mustang, Kanchenjunga and Manaslu.
These are the five reasons which make Annapurna Base Camp Trek an attractive & diverse trekking trail of Nepal.
During the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking journey trekkers get chance to witness the vista of More Than 2 dozens Mountains. The most significant ones are of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and Mt. Annapurna (8091 m). These two mountains are inside the top ten mountains of the world. Besides these mountains there are other famous mountains Mt. Machhapuchhre, Himchuli, Gangapurna, Nilgiri, Gandarvachuli etc.
- Annapurna Base Camp & Machhapuchhre Base Camp
This journey helps trekkers to reach the base camp of two popular base camps of famous mountains of Annapurna region. Most of the tourists coming to Nepal visit Pokhara. Mountain seen from Pokhara is Machhapuchhre. You can reach its base camp during this trekking.
Leave your footprints at the Annapurna Base Camp the foothill of world’s 10th tallest mountain Mt. Annapurna.
- Gurung/Magar/Brahmins/Chhetris/Dalits/Tibetan Villages
Trekking on this trail is not only for the Himalayan wilderness. It is for the exploration of multiethnic villages too. Trekkers can explore villages of different communities like Gurung, Magar, Brahmins, Dalits and Tibetan Nepalese. These places have their own cultural identity. Relish the cultural side of the region as well besides mountains.
- Different styles of Forests
Forests in the trail are of three types. Trekkers experience the vegetation style of three types i.e. Deciduous temperate forests, Alpine and Tundra vegetation. Experience the diverse flora and fauna too during the trip.