This unique Annapurna Base Camp Trek in the foothills of Annapurna South offers you an experience of the high Himalayas without the difficulties of life at extreme altitudes. The trek can be enjoyed as a gentle walk into the heart of the mountains, offering breathtaking views of Annapurna and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. On the way, you will encounter several ascents and descents, but these are not too challenging for the inexperienced walker and there are several alternative trails that eventually meet at the Gurung village of Chhomorong, the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp.
The Annapurna Base camp is a vast natural amphitheater surrounded by the high peaks of Annapurna 1, Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, Fang and Machhapuchhare. Several of these peaks rise above 7000m. The trek takes you through a landscape of bamboo and rhododendron forests, mountain villages, terraced hillsides and river valleys, to the open country above the tree line. Here the trail leads across rocky slopes and high moorland, offering continuously changing views of the peaks and high valleys leading up to the Sanctuary, where the trek ends, surrounded by the magnificent, soaring peaks of some of the highest mountains in the Himalayas.