Enjoy this series of images from the beginning of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek right up to Annapurna Base Camp
Pokhara-The Gateway to the Annapurnas
A short flight from Kathmandu takes you to sub-tropical Pokhara. Nepal’s premier lake side resort with great views of the Annapurna range.
From Pokhara it’s a short drive to the trail head and the trek starts proper into the Modi Khola Valley at a relatively low altitude.
The start of the Annapurna Base Camp trek heads up through forests of rhododendrons and mixed woodland
With terraced fields, traditional hill villages are soon encountered
There are cosy lodges to to stay at every night of the Annapurna Base Camp trek as well as many refreshment stops along the way too
Impressive views of Annapurna South as you head higher into the Modi Khola Valley on the way to Annapurna Base Camp
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Meeting the locals is all part of the experience
Crossing suspension bridges is all part of the fun too and saves some very long diversions.
One option is to include a side trek to the famous Himalayan sunrise view point of Poon Hill and combine Annapurna Base Camp & Poon Hill.
No prizes for guessing with this iconic peak is known as Fishtail!
The proper name for Fishtail is Machhapuchhare
A few more days trekking and you enter the Annapurna Sanctuary
Approaching Annapurna Base Camp area
Beneath Annapurna in the Annapurna Sanctuary
There are even trekking lodges at Annapurna Base Camp
Returning to lower elevations the trek ends near Pokhara