Annapurna Base Camp Trek: Undoubtedly, A Piece of Heaven on Earth

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  • Last Updated on Jul 21, 2023

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The Annapurna Base Camp Trek (ABC) Trekking is regarded as one of the most do events of life. This high glacial basin lies towards north from Pokhara—City of Lakes—and is situated. Annapurna base camp trek at an altitude of over 4,000m.It is an oval-shaped plateau which is surrounded by mountains especially, Annapurna range of over 7,000m.

It was 1956 when the Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Sanctuary Trek was penetrated for the first time by outsiders. And since then, the beauty of destination has been attracting hundreds of thousands of trekkers.

The Annapurna base camp trek is characterized by various ecosystems due to typical combination of heights and depths. The jungles of rhododendron and bamboo in south facing slopes capture the heart of any trekker whereas the rain shaded part of north facing slopes expose you to drier and colder climate which is almost similar to Tibetan Plateau located nearby.
The Anapurna base camp trek is regarded as a sacred site to Gurung people, native inhabitants of the area. Earlier, they used to believe that the area was the repository of treasures buried by Nagas. They (Nagas) are regarded as serpent gods in India.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Apart from Annapurna base camp trek, the destination was thought to be a home of different deities particularly Hindu and Buddhist. For instance, the peak of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain) at the entrance was said to be the home of Lord Shiva. Similarly, the plumes of snow were regarded as the smoke of Lord Shiva’s divine incense. Due to this reason, until recently, local people—Gurung—restricted people from bringing eggs and meat in the area and women and people from lower castes were not allowed to enter there.

At present, the number of visitors or trekkers in the Annapurna Base Camp Trek has surged significantly. This is because the site unlocks different peaks of Annapurna range along with the mesmerizing beauty of waterfalls, winding rivers, greenery and yes, the blooming of rhododendrons which blanket almost entire green hills into the red.

The Annapurna Conservation Area protects this entire area. It restricts travelers or outsiders from entering the jungle of the site and prohibit locals from grazing domestic animals in order to protect the wildlife of the area. Various species of animals. Birds are found in this area.

Trekking to Annapurna base camp trek begins from Nayapl via Pokhara which ultimately leads you to the foot of Annapurna at the Base Camp. The ABC is situated at an altitude of 4,210m.
This lifetime trail introduces you to various cultures, traditional villages, and ethnic groups of the country—Magar, Thakali, and Gurung. Their warm hospitality is something that will melt your heart. the trail also offers you an opportunity to witness the beauty of Poon Hill. It is a hill station popular as the sunrise viewpoint from where you will get an astounding view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.

Last but not the least, experiencing ABC is something more than describing in words. It is a unique experience which will definitely deliver one of the best moments of your life. So why wait? Just contact our tour operator and start packing your bag for the journey to heaven as you deserve to be in the heaven on earth—ABC.

“Annapurna base camp trek is far there lies the paradise from where begins the journey to eternal bliss.”

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