Annapurna mountain is the tenth highest mountain in the world enclaved by six mountain peaks namely A-1,A-2,A-3,A-4,Gangapurna and Annapurna South forming a huge mountain system in the sphere.This Annapurna Conservation Area trek is one of the most difficult and herculean climbs in my travel span and choosing the right trekking group can enliven and make our dreams a reality.Annapurna ranges are bounded by the Kali Gandaki george on the west and Pokhra valley to the south.Pokhra remains the entry point to the trekking zone and it is possible to reach the base camp in five days and the entire trip can be completed in ten days travel time.
The flow of the trek goes like: Pokhara-Ghandruk-Chomrung-Dovan-Machapuchare Base Camp-ABC Camping zone-Bamboo-Jhinu-Pokhra.The names of the places are difficult to pronounce but the good thing is that English or Hindi is understood by the local people so it is easy to find the route if we accidentally lose our way to the camping zone.The trek is one of the most exhilarating and vitalizing excursions where we can ascultate the sounds of wild animals and mammals while traversing through the forests and the villages.There are quite a number of oak trees,ferns and rhododendrons crossing our way and making the trek even more fascinating,realistic and favourable.We could even spot banana trees in the way and bamboos in the Annapurna Conservation Area.
Being the tenth highest mountain in the world,Annapurna Conservation Area trek holds special significance due to the massif mountain ranges and the presence of other prominent peaks of Machapuchare,Nilgiri Himal and the Himanchuli which are visible from the other angle.The beauty of the trek also lies in witnessing the presence of colorful butterflies which was a striking and unusual feature of this trek amongst other expeditions.I was fortuitous in planning this trek with Peregrine Treks and their services were satisfactory and encouraging for any young adventure enthusiast.On reaching the base camp there was victory and joy in every ones face
as we could spot the big massifs covered with snow with some ranges forming triangle shaped appearances and others convex structures creating a sense of mirth and hysteria in everyone’s minds.The mountains were covered with snow and the orange
color of the sun created a vibrant radiance in the afternoon hours after which we camped the entire day waiting for the beautiful sunrise to see between the snow capped mountains.
The scene was perfect and an eye catcher for all travel enthusiasts,photographers and mountain lovers when the sun started rising between the mountains creating an unique purlieu with the environment.Weather was crystal clear and bright and could
not perturb or dismantle our minds from getting the best view of the peaks in the presence of the morning light.The bone chilling cold and the legs getting swamped in snow was a matter of concern for a few minutes when we acclimatized to the conditions prevailing in the conservation base camp area with a cup of noodles to break our hunger and the temptation and excitement planned for the day.We danced,took crazy photographs,played with ice and the kids living in the region making this place the most exotic adventure destination for any geo traveler and enduring trekker.