Overall difficulty of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Posted On: October 13, 2017

Taking you to the phenomenal base camp of the world’s tenth highest mountain – Mt. Annapurna, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular trek sin the world. Offering vast topological, cultural and geographical diversities, trekkers who embark on a journey to Annapurna Base Camp will surely enjoy their adventure as they get to travel through beautiful village communities and meet charming local people. Furthermore, trekkers can even witness a magnificent 360-degree mountain view that is truly breathtaking.

Hearing these things, travelers like you plan their holidays in Nepal to visit this awe-inspiring destination. But often times, we are asked a lot about the level of difficulty of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. So, here we are going to investigate all the aspects of trekking to ABC and explain in detail how difficult it is go for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

First and foremost, ABC is situated at a height of 4,310 meters above sea level. However, the route to the base camp goes through lower elevations due to which you don’t really need to worry too much about acclimatization issues. It is considered as a moderate trek that takes you on a journey to Pokhara city and then to other hilly villages like Tikhedhunga and Ghorepani. While doing so, you encounter immense presence of wildlife and vegetation. During the peak seasons of trekking, the entire trek route to Annapurna Base Camp is filled up with huge masses of foreign tourists. Every teahouse/lodge gets full with tourists planning to stay overnight at their hotel.

Typically, you will need to walk for about 7 to 10 km per day while gaining about 200 to 400 meters in elevation. The entire route is doable by any individual; however, they must be physically fit and healthy in order to complete the trek without ensuing much problems on themselves. In addition to that, travelers can even get local accommodations at a very reasonable price. The rooms are normal with individual beds for a comfortable and resting sleep. Besides that, trekkers don’t need to possess any kind of previous trekking experience in order to go for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Simply having the durability and endurance can be enough for most trekkers to complete the trek. As the trek route has many lodges for you to stay, you will also get a diverse range of menu that can give you a nicely prepared pizza to the traditional Dal Bhat which you can refill till your hearts content. So, you can just get yourself a cup of hot coffee or eat some delicious pancakes. However, the price of the food increases drastically once you start gaining altitude. This is because, everything is brought up here by men and yaks who carry heavy loads on their backs.

But primarily you have to understand that preparation is key to make this trek more pleasurable and delightful for trekkers. You have to take many things into considerations like preparing your body by doing various cardio vascular exercises which can make it more helpful for trekkers to accomplish their goals of reaching the favorite Annapurna Base Camp.

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