About Annapurna Base Camp
The Annapurna region was first explored by the British Adventurer Col. James O.M. 'Jimmy' Roberts in the year 1956 and exposed to the world as the 'Sanctuary of Gods'. The Sanctuary has been Christened as "Annapurna Sanctuary" ever since. Our adventure to the Annapurna Base Camp starts from outside Pokhara Valley, a scenic spot. The trek combines spectacular mountain scenery with incredible cultural diversity and traverses through rural farms and villages. The trail leads towards the deep gorge between the peaks-Hiunchuli and Machhapuchare and through the dense rain and bamboo forest of the narrow Modi Khola (river) valley then to the sanctuary with immense walls of the mountain fortress. Once into the sanctuary you will be in the midst of the amphitheatre of snow peaks including Annapurna I (8,091m). See other major peaks overlooking the sanctuary which include the Annapurna South (7,219m), Gangapurna (7,455m) and Annapurna III (7,555m). This area with tiny thatched roofed villages, set among the terraced fields, makes an attractive picture with the backdrop of the magnificent snow range of Annapurna, Manaslu and Dhaulagiri including the most majestic peaks of all the Himalayan ranges the Mt. Machapuchere (Fish Tail).