Day 16 : Departure
Annapurna Base Camp trekking is a moderate nature trek that starts at Phedi, a short drive of about 45 minutes from Pokhara, and which takes you to the foot (base camp 4130 m of Mt Annapurna, one of the most magnificent peaks in the world.
The trail takes you through the fascinating traditional villages of Nepals ethnic communities the Gurung, Magar and Thakali who will greet you warmly if you care to stop for a conversation. The hike continues through forests of dense rhododendrons, with towering snowy peaks in the background. The return walk is even more interesting as the trek winds around different ridges toward Ghorepani, where you witness breathtaking views of an early morning sunrise as the red halo seeps through glistening gaps over the snow-capped peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains.
The scenery seen throughout this trek graces the landscape of the Himalayas, where the beauty of nature is an experience that can never be forgotten.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is even more interesting in the spring when the entire forest along the trail blazes with the multicolored rhododendrons and other flowers. This wonderful trip can be done any time of the year except during the monsoon (July / August).