The popularity of Nepal as the starting point for a Himalayan adventure has grown rapidly over the last decade- and for very good reason! Nepal is a country of beautiful culture, smiling faces and natural wonders unlike anywhere else in the world.
Annapurna Base Camp is TripADeal’s pick for your next adventure of a lifetime, here are five reasons why we are loving it.
More bang, less exhaustion for your buck!
There is no doubt that the Annapurna Base Camp trek is growing in popularity. Why you ask? Great question. The answer is, not only is it considerably more affordable than Everest, it is also much more scenic- the trek boasts unique and almost constant views of snow capped mountains. it is also an easier trek on the body(!) and gets you up close and personal with Nepalese locals.
Trekking is such a humbling yet stimulating way to see the finer details of a country. Pushing your body, managing mind stamina and getting familiar with altitude are all big factors to consider when it comes to hiking through mountain ranges. You will be constantly rewarded with awe-inspiring views and will be literally engulfed by some of the biggest mountains in the world.
Annapurna will have you firstly surrounded by enchanting forest, then thrust into the arms of the unbelievable views of Poon Hill, before then witnessing snow-capped mountain ranges and uninterrupted views
Na-mast-stay in Nepal:
Annapurna Base Camp trek requires time in both Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after your life-changing walk… Lucky you! Kathmandu is the cultural heart of a very cultural country. It is one of the most historical cities in the world with the Kathmandu Valley hosting no less than seven World Heritage listed sites. Pokhara is also a very popular little Nepalese town with breathtaking views of the Himalayan lakes and ranges.
Local Gems of Local Life:
The Annapurna Base Camp trek will have you passing through the most gorgeous local villages. Get a taste of historical Nepal as you journey through almost unchanged communities, eat with local families and witness traditional farming practices.
Treat the senses:
One of the best things about trekking is the diversity of landscapes and environments that you discover along the way. Annapurna will have you firstly surrounded by enchanting forest, then thrust into the arms of the unbelievable views of Poon hill, before then witnessing snow-capped mountain ranges and uninterrupted views, all the while resting and recuperating in warm teahouses. Can it get any better?!
Annapurna base camp trek has people often coming back for more- it truly showcases the best of what Nepal has to offer. A small amount of training and preparation will have you ready to tackle this trek, which will be the experience of a lifetime.
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