Things to Experience on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

See Panoramic Himalayan Views

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek leads you to some of the best mountain views in the world. Feast your eyes on the 10 th highest peak in the world, Annapurna I (8091 meters), as well
dozens of other majestic peaks, including Dhaulagiri (8167 meters), Machhapuchhre (6993 meters), Nilgiri (7061 meters), Gangapurna (7455 meters), Hiunchuli (6441 meters), Tukuche (6920 meters), Varaha Shikhar (7847 meters), and more.

Experience Gurung and Magar Culture

Throughout the trek, witness authentic Gurung and Magar culture in each village. Learn about their lifestyle, daily rituals, norms, and values while passing through settlements and staying in teahouses. Their Buddhist devotion is seen in the various stupas and gompas along the trail. Of course, most people come to the Himalayas to see the mountains, but often it is the local people that leave a long-lasting impression.

Climb Poon Hill for the Magical Sunrise

One highlight of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is reaching Poon Hill (3210 meters / 10,532 feet). It is one of the most famous viewpoints in all of Nepal. Here, you can the towering peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, and more. Arrive early in the morning so you can see the chain of Himalayan peaks lit up by the luminous sunrise.

Reaching Annapurna Base Camp

On Day 10 of the trek, you reach Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters / 13,550 feet) – the moment you’ve been waiting for. At the base of the world’s 10 th highest mountain, trekkers are captivated by the panorama of Himalayan peaks. It is the icing on the cake after traversing up through various picturesque landscapes of the Annapurna Conservation Area. From humid lowlands to lush forests, the trail ends in this amphitheater of snow-clad mountains.

Relax in Jhinu Danda’s Natural Hot Spring

The last stop on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is in Jhinu Danda, where there lies a natural hot spring. Close your eyes and listen to the ice-cold flowing water of the Modi Khola river. Let your mind relax and your body feel the therapeutic power of the hot spring. There is no better way to end a trek than by letting your muscles relax in these soothing waters.