- Visit to base camp of tenth highest mountain- Mt. Annapurna I
- Hike to Poonhill to see Annapurna and Macchauchre
- 360 degree view of Himalayas and natural amphitheatre of Annapurna sanctuary
- Picturesque Gurung villages and local Buddhist culture
- Visit the beautiful lake city of Pokhara
"It takes you into Annapurna Sanctuary, a natural amphitheater, affording 360-degree views of high mountains including tenth highest mountain Annapurna I (8091m)"
The Annapurna Base camp trek, also called Annapurna Sanctuary, is the most popular trek in the Annapurna region. The major high of the trekking is the visit to Annapurna Base Camp at an altitude of 4130m.
The entire journey revolves around getting into the Annapurna Sanctuary, a natural amphitheater surrounded by 360-degree views of high mountains including tenth highest mountain Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7273m), Machapuchare(6997m), Gangapurna (7454m), Hiunchuli,(6444m) etc.
The trail passes through the forests of bamboo, oaks and rhododendron and beautiful Gurung villages of Ghandrunk, Chhomrong, and Dhampus. The landscape is dotted with farm terraces, monasteries, streams, lakes, and rivers. You will also make a side trip to Poon Hill (3210m), a perfect vantage point to catch Himalayan sunrise and sunset and a panorama of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges and many more. You will also be able to enjoy hot spring at Jhinu Danda on your way back.
The trekking starts from the beautiful town of Pokhara where you will have plenty of time to relax before and after the trip. The best seasons to do Annapurna Base Camp trek is during Spring or Autumn when there is better visibility with sunny blue skies.