The Annapurna Base Camp trek is probably the most popular trek in the Annapurna region. The trail goes through terraced rice fields, alpine rhododendron forests, and high-altitude landscapes, with a view of the Annapurna Range throughout the journey. The Annapurna Base Camp is situated at 4130 m in a unique and incredibly spectacular view, set at the foot of the mighty peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m).
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes 7 to 11 days, depending on your choice of itinerary and length of walking days. The itinerary presented here takes 11 days, starting from Nayapool at 1 ½ hours driving from Pokhara, and going north up to Ghorepani and the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill. From Ghorepani the route goes eastwards to Chomrong and then north again, entering the Modi Kola Valley up to the Base Camp.
People with limited time usually only trek the circuit Nayapool-Ghorepani-Ghandruk-Nayapool, which is very rewarding in itself and this short trek can easily be done with children as well. Also, the route can return via Jhinu Danda, and give your tired muscles a well-deserved rest in the delightful hot springs. Upon your return, it is worthwhile visiting one of the Gurung villages of Ghandruk or Landruk. The lodges in the Annapurna Trekking Region are well equipped with in general extensive menus, ranging from the typical Nepali dahl bath (rice with lentils) to pizzas and spaghetti. Hot showers are readily available as well. The Annapurna is easily accessible, with the starting points of the different treks just an hour or two away from Pokhara.