Beni to Ghorepani -Annapurna Base Camp
Beni to Ghorepani ABC, from Poon Hill and continue to Annapurna Base Camp trek is clock way and adventure trekking of Annapurna region, it combines so much different landscapes and bring you so close to the base of 7,000 and 8,000 meter peaks in a such a short period of time frame, The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region.
The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, lush rhododendron forests and high altitude landscapes with the Annapurna Range in view most of the times. The setting of Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m is unique and incredibly spectacular, set amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m). The Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes 7 to 12 days, depending on your itinerary and length of walking days. The itinerary presented here takes 14 days, starting from Beni (3-hour drive from Pokhara) and going east up to Ghorepani and the famous viewpoint at Poon Hill.
From Beni to Ghorepani ABC, you go East-West to Chomrong and then north again entering the Modi Khola Valley which leads up to the Annapurna Base Camp. Many people trek the circuit Nayapul-Ghorepani-Ghandruk-Nayapul, which is very rewarding in itself. but also Beni to Ghorepani ABC is more Kali Gandaki rivers view and Jomsom valley views discovery and easily be done with children as well. You can return via Jhinu Danda and give your tired muscles a well-deserved rest in the delightful hot springs. Upon your return, it is worthwhile visiting one of the Gurung villages of Ghandruk or Landruk. The lodges in the Annapurna Trekking Region are well equipped with extensive menus ranging from the typical Nepali Dal bath (rice with lentils) to pizza and noodles. Hot showers are readily available as well. If you are planning to trek in the winter months please check with a travel agency to confirm which lodges are open.
Annapurna Base Camp is easily accessible with different trailheads starting just an hour or two away from Pokhara too. so Between Himalayan Hotel and Machapucchre Base Camp, there is a risk of avalanches so make sure you have the latest information on trail conditions before setting off or hire a knowledgeable guide. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek can easily be done independently. It is possible to do this trek in all seasons; however, in the winter the Base Camp can sometimes be closed due to the snow level. In spring time the huge rhododendron forests are in full bloom which gives the trek an extra appeal.