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Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, designed for your experience
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is doubtlessly one of the most spectacular adventure treks in the Himalayas.
The Annapurna Base camp trek usually takes 9 to 16 days, depending on the trekkers walking strength. Annapurna trekking is one of the most popular hikes in Nepal, because of the friendly locals and the scenery throughout the trek is unbelievable.
The treks difficulty differs from one and another, but in average the Annapurna base camp trekking is of moderate difficulty. Annapurna Trek offers fascinating views of snow-capped peaks, cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages, terraced farmlands, lush rhododendron forests, amazing mountain and local culture.
Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m, which is unique and incredibly spectacular, set amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m) and many other mountains.The Annapurna Base Camp trek is the only trekking route in the region untouched by transportation road. As Base camp of Annapurna lies in Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP), there are more than 100 kinds of mammal in the area, 60 kinds of reptile and amphibian, 450 kinds of bird and nine kinds of rhododendron!
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Frequently Asked Questions before Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
How is the accommodation?
In Kathmandu, we will accommodate you at a hotel we often use and recommend or one of your preferences. Local lodges accommodation provided during the trek is typically on twin sharing basis on group treks. Hotel in Kathmandu and in Pokhara comes with private bathroom , however in mountain, toilet and shower will be on sharing basis. In the most busy months, (October-November and April-May) you may have to share the room with other traveler as some villages have limited number of local lodges .
What is the meals like?
You can enjoy typical Nepali food as well as continental , Italian, Indian and Tibetan. Dinner and breakfast serve at the teahouse where we stay and lunch will be served on the way to next destination. In Kathmandu and in Pokhara, only breakfast is provided. If you are a vegetarian or vegan, no worries, Nepal is such a easy place to get several vegetarian options. To be sure you get what you want we will order ahead of the trip.
What staff is joining the trip?
Typically a guide and a porter will assist you from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. In a group with more than 8 clients, 2 guides will be provided. A porter provided for 2 trekkers, and carries between 15 to 20 kg. If you have a special request, this will be explained in your dialogue.
What kind of equipment do I need?
The following Equipment list is recommended to bring for the Annapurna Base Camp trek:
Down Sleeping Bag, Down Jacket, Long sleeved shirt, Jumper or fleecy jacket, T – shirts, Trekking shoes or boots, Comfy shoes for around the camp, thick and warm woolen socks, Light cotton socks , A day bag to carry your valuable, Sun hat, Woolen hat, Gloves, rain coat, Sun block, lip balm , Goggles or sunglasses, Long underwear, Thermal wear, Nylon windbreaker, Nylon wind pants, Water bottle, Sewing kit, Medical & first aid kit, Flash light, Batteries and bulbs, Swiss army knife, Towel and toiletries etc.
You will get more information when you start the dialogue.
What physical fitness and experience is required?
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek which is fit for those who has the ability to walk 5-6 hours ups and down in a day carrying own day bag. Some days are even longer with 7- 8 hours of walking. Annapurna Base Camp is high altitude trek which demands more physical fitness,however if you are strongly determined and have excellent health and average physical fitness can complete this trek.
Few weeks prior to the trip, doing some physical exercise is better. No technical skill is needed however past experience also helps . If you are taking medicine for heart, lung or for blood diseases, please kindly consult your doctor and inform to us.
What kind of Insurance do I need?
You have to obtain the travel insurance which should cover emergency evacuation and medical expenses. Some Insurance policy's cover only up to 4000 meter, so please kindly confirm with the insurance company before you purchase the trek.
What is the best seasons for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?
Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) are the best months for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You can do it in winter (December to February )if you are used to extreme cold temperature.
How safe is the bus drive?
Highway in Nepal are safe, however sometime transport can be halted due to landslide , strike or by political issues. In such case trip itinerary will be affected. Thus, we would like to request you to add few days extra in Kathmandu. If you complete your trip smoothly, then you can enjoy your time with other activities like sightseeing, White water rafting. Jungle activities or more.