Annapurna Base Camp is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Being surrounded by mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and other peaks, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking offers some of the most astounding views of the mountains of the Himalayas. A 13-day trek to Annapurna Base Camp is a relaxing trip to view the awesome mountains in this region.
The total distance you will cover during the Annapurna Base Camp trek is around 115 kilometers. So if you choose to trek Annapurna Base Camp in 13 days, you will trek an average of around 11 kilometers per day. As you will be climbing a few steep hills and stairs during your trip, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp on this 13-day trip will help you have a relatively easy trip that won’t exhaust you.
Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp can be completed in 7 or 10 days as well. However, you will have to walk long distances in these trips. Also, you won’t have as much time to explore the culture and lifestyle of these places.
A 13 day trip to Annapurna Base Camp will not only help you explore the places along your trek but also give you ample of time to explore cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. These cities are full of religious and cultural sites that you can go to. They also have wonderful restaurants, cafes, and popular tourist destinations making your trip delightful.
The Annapurna Base Camp has an altitude of 4130 meters. This is quite low in comparison to the Base Camps of other mountains like Everest, Kanchenjunga, or Manaslu. So you don’t have to worry a lot about altitude sickness. However, it is better if you take all the preventive measures you can to avoid the risk of altitude sickness altogether.
The route to Annapurna Base Camp will take you some of the most quaint villages in the Annapurna Region like Ghorepani, Chhomrong, Sinuwa, Himalayas etc. Most of these villages have awesome geography and offer you scenic views of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machhapuchhre.
In this 13 day trip to Annapurna Base Camp, you will also visit Poon Hill, which is a popular destination for viewing sunrise and sunset during your trek. Poon Hill has panoramic views of mountains like Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7855 m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7937 m) and Lamjung Himal (6931 m).
As the Annapurna Base Camp is lower in altitude, the cost of transporting goods for the operation of hotels and lodges in these places is not as high as that of Everest Base Camp, Manaslu base Camp or other high altitude Base Camps in Nepal. This makes Annapurna Base Camp trek quite cheap compared to other treks in Nepal.
Although there are a few trekkers who choose to trek to Annapurna Base Camp solo, we advise you to travel with a guide. During snowfall, finding the trail to the Base Camp can be quite difficult. Besides, there are also some tricky areas during your trek which will be easy to trek with the assistance of a guide. In addition, guides also enrich your experience by helping you appreciate the culture of the areas you trek to.
All in all, Annapurna Base Camp 13 day trek is a perfect way to get a glimpse of the glorious Himalayas of the Annapurna Region, picturesque villages, and the authentic culture of these regions.