Infrastructure being added to ABC trekking route
25th Jan, 2022 | Tourism Mail Crew
POKHARA, Jan 25: Mount Annapurna has been introduced as the oldest mountain in the history of mountaineering. This mountain is considered to be equally attractive in the field of hiking tourism in this region. The Annapurna base camp (ABC), one of the 10 best trekking routes in the world, is becoming a tourist attraction as the trekking route of the Annapurna base camp are attracting domestic and foreign tourists.
When visiting the area four decades ago, tourists had to stay in the sheepfolds as well as in the huts made by the locals. At present, hotels with traditional facilities have been built and the infrastructure is being added. Till a year ago, 26 hotels were operating in Sinuwa, Bambo, Himalayan, Dobhan, Deurali, Machhapuchhre and Annapurna base camps of the same lanes.
A committee comprising stakeholders of Rural Municipality Ward No. 10 and 11 had studied the issue including additional infrastructure. He informed that another trekking route from Chhomrong via Tadhapani-Mulde-Hidden Lake has also come into operation in the area. Another important attraction is the Hidden Lake at an altitude of 4,300 meters. Due to its height, it freezes in winter and melts in summer.
On June 3, 1950, a team led by Maurice Herzog, a French citizen, set a world record by climbing the Annapurna First Mountain. After the success of Annapurna's first ascent of 8,091 meters above sea level, on May 29, 1953, Tenzing Norgay Sherpa and Edmund Hillary climbed the world's highest peak, Mount Everest. A decade and a half after the ascent of Mt. Annapurna, in 1966, the world-famous hiker Eric Sipton trekked to the Annapurna base camp at an altitude of 4,130 meters.