Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek is a high glacier base lying 40 km directly north of Pokhara. Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek oval-shaped plateau sits at an altitude of over 4000 metres and is surrounded by a ring of mountains loop, Him Chuli, Barashikhar, Annapurna 1, Singa chuli, Gandarba Chuli and Fishtail, Annapurna Base Camp doorway with the only entrance a narrow valley between the peaks of Him chuli and Machapuchare, where run-off from glaciers sap into Modi Khola River, the Sanctuary was not penetrated by outsiders until 1956 Because of high mountains on all sides, the Annapurna Sanctuary receives only 7 hours of sunlight a day at the height of summer The unique mishmash of heights and depths on the 5-7 day trek into the Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek give rise to an amazing variety of ecosystems. The south-facing slopes are covered in dense tropical jungles of rhododendron and bamboo, while the north-facing slopes, in the rain shadow, have “a drier colder climate similar to that of the nearby Tibetan Plateau.
The entire Annapurna Base Camp Short Trek was held as sacred to the Gurung people, one of the many native people to inhabit the area. They believed it was the depository of gold and various treasures left by the Nags, the serpent-gods The sanctuary was believed to be the home of several divinities, from Hinduism and Buddhism as well as older animistic gods The peak of Machhapuchare at the entrance was believed to be the home of the god Shiva, and the daily column of snow were thought the smoke of his divine incense Until recently, the local Gurung people forbade anyone from bringing eggs or meat into the Annapurna Sanctuary, and women and untouchables were prohibited from going there as well.
Equipment for Annapurna Base Camp
Recheck your Equipment List after planning to Annapurna Base camp short Trekking, Make sure you have enough gear to be warm and comfortable but without overloading. Usually, you will experience warm days and cold nights depending on altitude and the time of year, For footwear, best walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn-in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof, warm socks, Gaiters for the winter season, loose casual trousers, Thermal Leggings, a Long skirt for women, trousers, and Waterproof trousers. For body Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton, Thermal shirt, warm shirt, possibly Fleece, Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper. Windproof, waterproof outer higher altitudes, Down jacket Down Sleeping Bag (optional for cold nights & mornings; can be hired or buy in Kathmandu cheaply) and for head and hand, Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava. Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking, Sunglasses or goggles, Warm gloves, sun cream. for more info please contact us
Respect privacy when taking photographs during the Annapurna Base Camp, Respect local traditions, customs, and values, holy places. Monastery, temples, Refrain from giving money to children as it encourages begging, Let the Himalayas change you – Do not change them, Protect the natural environment, use dustbin for dry paper or burn and packets in a safe place, Keep local water clean and avoid using pollutants.