Peak(s):  Annapurna BC (13,550')
Date Posted:  09/12/2020
Date Climbed:   03/15/2016
Author:  Fr3ako
 Annapurna BC   

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC - 13,550')

March 15-20 2016
General weather: Pretty good!
Route

Day 1 - Nayapul to Ghorepani (17.64km - 10.96 miles - 9429')
Day 2 - Poon Hill to Chhomrong (17.6km - 10.93 miles - (8530')

Day 3 - Chhomrong to Himalaya (12.13km - 7.5 miles)
Day 4 - Himalaya to ABC (8.64km - 5.37 miles)
Day 5 - ABC to Sinuwa (16.80km - 10.44 miles)
Day 6 - Sinuwa to Suwai (14.02km - 8.71miles)

Run: 86.83 km (54 miles)
Highest point: 4,130 meters, 13,550 feet

Here is an insight of the Annapurna Base Camp trip, for those who would like to get to Nepal and don't know which trek to go for. Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is completely different to Everest Base Camp (EBC). ABC is more like a trek into a jungle for the first few days just to have a glimpse of the mountains the day before arriving there. I just did the EBC one week ago and returning to Kathmandu was quite tough. I needed something quieter and went to Pokhara, west of Kathmandu. Pokhara is much more relax, nice town with a lake and restaurants. I rented my gear there..

Things to remember:

1) Soles of my rented shoes went off half an hour after I started the trip...impossible to come back because my taxi was gone, had to ask super glu in every village i came across...and find it after 2 hours. Impossible to walk like that in the snow until ABC.

2) Got altitude sickness just before arriving at ABC, cold and fever...even though i did EBC which was much higher 1 week before...ordered a pizza, then throwing up and shitting at the same time in the obscurity of a nepalese toilet without paper...hell!

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Thank a lot!

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Urgent: Electrical technician needed!

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End of Day 1
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View point coming to Poon Hill
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Annapurna from Poon Hill
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Chilling out
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Not bothered with neighbors
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Mountains showing up
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Rudest Nepalese I came across, avoid by any means!
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Day 4 " Leaving Himalaya
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This is why I came over here
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Arriving nearby the ABC
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The beast
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My GPS Tracks on Google Maps (made from a .GPX file upload):




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Comments or Questions
Hoot

Nice Laid-back Trek
09/13/2020 07:01
We did a very enjoyable 8-day ABC trek last fall (Oct into Nov). We climbed to 15K above ABC before reaching any snow. Food at the guest houses was good. My only complaint was that the beer got more expensive the higher we got!


abreibart

hoot
09/13/2020 15:00
You should not complain at all. Next time, you can hike 8 days worth of gear including a tent. Think about the footprint left transporting that beer to Kathmandu then Pokhra, then one of the main entry points, then by yak or porter.

Tashi delek.

Andrew



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