The trek to the Annapurna Base Camp using Ghorepani Poon hill, for many, is considered one of the best. This is due to the scenic Annapurna region and has been designed so that those taking the trek will see the best the region has to offer combining both nature and adrenaline-fueled excitement.
Those taking the trek, but limited on time, are recommended to sign up for the Annapurna Base Camp trek en route Ghorepani Poon hill. This will provide you wonder views of the region let alone the stunning sunrises as you hike towards the base camp. It is considered one of the best in Nepal for seeing the Annapurna foothills.
One not to miss
The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of those you do not want to miss when making the journey to Nepal. It is encased by peaks, one being the south face of Annapurna. At 8,091m, it is a natural amphitheatre setting that is nothing short of stunning. The trek gets underway at the Lake city of Pokhara, and as you progress along the trek, you will be enlightened with views of terraced farmlands, rhododendron and oak forests, villages that farm rice and millet, and natural streams. Then there are the waterfalls and whitewater rivers and of course, snow and ice the higher to go.
The beginning of the trek will have you driven to Nayapul. However, from here, you best have your gear together as you will begin walking along a trail that will see you crossing suspension bridges as you move towards the Ghorepani village. This is where you spend the night before waking early to head to Poon Hill and take in views of the Himalayas. This includes the Dhaulagiri massif and the Annapurna ranges. Those with a keen interest in photography will especially find this part of the trek outstanding.
As you make your way to base camp, you will descend through narrow trails as you move along from Poon Hill to Tadapani, before heading to Chhomrong. This is a wonderful village that features incredible views of the Fishtail Mountain. As you advance along the trail towards the Sanctuary, you are rewarded with rocky landscapes and tall peaks, but there is little doubt that the best part of the trip is the Annapurna Base Camp. At an elevation of 4100m, it showcases the natural beauty of the Himalayans. After spending time at the base camp, you will return to Chhomrong and then heat to Ghandruk and Pokhara via Nayapul.
This is one not to miss, especially for experienced trekkers who understand the value and majestic beauty of the Himalayans. Be sure to book well in advance to avoid being disappointed. It is recommended to consult your travel agent as space is limited.