Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp (Sanctuary) trek is well-liked moderate Plus (Reasonably demanding trekking at altitude up to 4,500 meters with trip to higher elevation and could include treks away from Villages on ill-defined mountain trails) and passable nature trek through diverse landscape and prosperous culture with pleasing sunrise and sunset from Poonhill (3,210m), great Himalaya views, terraced fields, charming Gurung, Poon Magar, Thakali villages (with their great hospitality), natural hot spring, waterfalls and a broad variation of flora and fauna. The trail leads you to the Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m/13,549ft, which is one of the most famous trekking routes in Annapurna region. This trek offers you to witness 3 mountains above 8,000m. Annapurna Base Camp trekking offers you the lavish views of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Tukuche Peak (6,920m), Nilgiri North (7,061m), Nilgiri Centre (6,940m), Nilgiri South (6,839m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Fishtail (6,993m Machhapuchhre), Gangapurna, Tent Peak, Annapurna South (7,647m), Hiunchuli, Annapurna IV (7,525m), Annapurna II (7,937m), Lamjung Himal (6,988m), Manaslu (8,156m) and many other trekking peaks along with beautiful sunset and sunrise.

Adventure Treks Nepal's Annapurna Base Camp (Sanctuary) Trekking begins from Kathmandu upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport. The Capital city of Nepal, also known as the city of Temples, Stupas, Monasteries as well as rich Culture and old history. After having good rest in Kathmandu we start our trip to Annapurna Base Camp with Himalayan flight (25 minute) to Pokhara, gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp, during the flight you will see the great view of the Himalayas (from right side of the airplane), lakes, villages and terrace fields or drive 6-8 hrs along the Trishuli and Marshyangdi River. Pokhara is best known for its tranquil atmosphere and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. If we drive normally we arrive by mid afternoon so you have time to explore or relax as you prepare for the journey ahead.

After having good time in Pokhara we then take a scenic drive to Nayapul which takes about 1hour and 30 minute. From Nayapul we start our trekking through Birethanti (a small village set at the foot of the Modi Khola and Burungdi Khola at around 1,130m) where we check our Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and Trekkers' Information Management Systems (TIMS) permit and continue our trekking. While trekking through the trail we pass Sudami, Hille (1,520m), Ulleri, Banthanti, Ghorepani, (2,810m) (A beautiful village inhabited by the Poon Magar community, that used to be a rest stop where ancient traders found water (Pani in Nepali) for their horses (ghora in Nepali) ).

Very early in the morning we head to Poonhill (3,210 m) (from where will see breathtaking view of some of the most famous Himalayas peaks in the world including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Manaslu and many more.) to see beautiful sunrise with great mountain views. We continue our trek to Deurali, Banthanti, Tadapani, chule.

The trekking continues as we pass through Chhomrong (2,170 m.) a beautiful gurung village. We trek down to the Chhomrong River along the Modi Khola (River), and we walk uphill to Sinuwa then Kuldighar at 2,350m from where the trek goes to Dovan via Bamboo while we see different types Rhododendron and Bamboo forest. Further trek to Himalaya Hotel 2,900m, Hinko Cave and Deurali 3,200m from where the view changes to sharp arid landscape. We gradually ascend to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m (our destination) via Bagar and Machapuchere Base Camp (3,700 m.) above the sea level. We observe the magnificent view of the majestic Fishtail (Tail of the Fish, Machhapuchhre) Mountain along with other broad mountains such as Annapurna-I, Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and many other peaks. Also good view of sunrise and sunset over the Himalayas.

After the accomplishment of our goal of reaching Annapurna Base Camp we trek back to Chomrong (same way). The climax of the trek allows you to enjoy the relaxing bath at the natural hot spring in Jhinudanda. The journey continues as we trek to Phedi via New Bridge, Himalpani, Landruk, Tolka, Bheri Kharka, Deurali, Potana, Dhampus from where we take a drive (30 m) to Pokhara where we spend a night. In Pokhara you enjoy your time like boating in Phewa Lake, walking around the market (Shopping) or go to the bar (Restaurants) just before you fly back to Kathmandu.

After the memorable time in the Himalayas (Annapurna Base Camp Trekking), you enjoy your last Night in Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the airport according to your flight time. You will fly back home with lots of good memories that last lifetime. "Namaste" !

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Additionally, the highlights of this trek are Ghorepani Poonhill and Chhomrong villages, Annapurna Basecamp (4130m) and Jhinu (Natural hot spring); along with terraced fields and tropical fruit tree along the trails. Despite great height and surrounding peaks and ice walls, the valley floor between 12,000 and 14,000 ft. provide comfortable camping in good weather. The memories of being on the heart of the Himalayan thrilling views of Annapurna; will last forever on Annapurna Basecamp Trek.

Trip Details

  • Itinerary
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Trip Info
  • Weather
  • Equipment
  • Useful Info

Itinerary:

Day 01:
Arrival in Kathmandu [1,338m] Transfer to the Hotel. (Car).
Day 02: Cultural tour around  Kathmandu [1,338m]. (Car). (06-07 hrs).
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara [970 m]. "B". (06-07 hrs).
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul trek to Ulleri [2,020 m]. "B,L,D". (Drive 01-01:30 Hours). Trek (05-06 Hrs).
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani [2,810 m]. "B,L,D" (Trek 03-04 hrs).
Day 06: Sunrise trip to Poonhill and trek to Chule [2,375 m] via Tadapani [2,630 m] "B,L,D". (Trek 05-06 hrs).
Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong [2,170 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 04-05).
Day 08: Trek to Dovan. [2,540 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 05-06 hrs).
Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchare Base camp [3,700 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 06-07 hrs).
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base camp [4,130 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 02-03 hrs).
Day 11: Trek to Bamboo [2,310 m] or Sinuwa "B,L,D". (Trek 07-08 hrs).
Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda [1,760 m] (Hot Spring) . "B,L,D" (Trek 04-05 hrs).
Day 13: Trek to Pothana [1,890 m]. "B,L,D" (Trek 06-07 hrs).
Day 14: Trek to Phedi drive to Pokhara [970 m]. "B,L,". (Trek 02-03 hrs+ Car 30 m.).
Day 15: Fly to Kathmandu [1,338m]. "B". (Car+Flight+Car).
Day 16: Trip ends! Fly back home, taking with you the memory of a life time. "B". (Car).

Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Detail Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B):
Upon your arrival, a representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will be waiting outside the airport gates to take you to the hotel. Depending on time of arrival, plans will be made for briefing meeting once you have settled in. Please let us know if there is anything special you would like to do while in Kathmandu. We can help you arrange that. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 02: Temple visit in Kathmandu [1,330 m] - (B): You will have breakfast in the Hotel. After breakfast we will drive to various UNESCO listed world heritage sites of Nepal which are situated inside the Kathmandu Valley. Swyambhunath is the initial heritage site that we will be visiting; a famous and important stupa for Buddhists which is situated at the top of a hill in Kathmandu Valley. The temple is also known as Monkey Temple due to hundreads of monkeys living around the temple area. We then head to the ancient palace of Kathmandu, Kathmandu Durbar Square which consists many historical temples such as temple of the living Goddess Kumari, the Jagannath temple, and the Kasthamandap, a famous three storey building which was built from a wood of a single tree. Later today we will visit the most scared Hindu shrine of the world, Pashupatinath followed by the visit to Bouddha stupa one of the oldest and biggest stupa in Nepal. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara [970 m] - (B): Early in the morning, we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Nepal's lake city. Our bus follows a winding road over the valley rim and descends onto the Trisuli River. The journey is slow and steady as the road winds through villages and passing terrace fields before reaching our destination.

Pokhara is best known for its tranquil atmosphere and the beauty of the surrounding countryside. Normally, we arrive by mid afternoon so you have time to explore or relax as you prepare for the journey ahead. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri [2,020 m] - (B,L,D): After your breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara we begin our drive to Nayapul which is approximately 40 k.m. from Pokhara. The drive will take around 1 hour 30 min after which we will begin our trek. The first part of the trail takes us to Birethati where we will check in our ACAP permit and TIMS. We then cross the river at Birethati and head left along the gentle slope to Tikhedhunga where we cross the BhurungdiKhola River on two suspension bridges. After crossing the river we will start the steep climb to Ulleri where we will be spending the night.  (Drive 01-01:30 Hours). Trek (05-06 Hrs). Overnight stay at Tea House.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani [2,810 m] - (B,L,D): After breakfast we continue our trek towards Ghorepani through the settlements of Banthati and Nangethati. We also pass a spring inside the forest after Banthati. Crossing the spring by a bridge we continue towards our destination. Occasional views of the peaks give way to a narrower valley, passing through Rhododendron forest then eventually reaching the village of Ghorepani where we spend a night. Trek (03-04 Hrs). Overnight stay at Tea House.

Day 06: Trek to Chule [2,375 m] via Tadapani [2,630 m] - (B,L,D): Your guide will check the weather forecast and let you know the sunrise time. We will hike up to Poonhill early in the morning and return back to tea house for breakfast. The sunrise from Ghorepani is said to be one of the best sunrise as the Annapurna , Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Himalayan Range which includes Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Barahi Shikhar, Machhapuchhre offer breathtaking views.

After breakfast we continue trekking towards Chuile. The first part of the trek is a ascend to Thabala Hill from where we will observe magnificent views of the Himalayas. We will then descend down to Deurali where we pass few teahouses and continue towards Banthanti where we will have our lunch. The trail then is a descend to a river from where we again climb up to Tadapani from where we take a left towards Chule. Overnight stay at Tea House. Trek (05-06 Hrs).

Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong [2,170 m] - (B,L,D): The day begins on a sheer path inside the Rhododendron forests after your breakfast and onto the terraced fields which seems absolutely stunning. We then climb unwaveringly passing exalted waterfalls and cross a suspension bridge. The trail ahead is fixture of ups and downs finally reaching Chhomrong, our final destination for the day. It is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong. Trek 04-05 hours (Trek). Overnight stay at Tea House.

Day 08: Trek to Dovan [2,630m] - (B,L,D): After your breakfast we will continue ahead on the trail to Annapurna Base Camp descending down to Chhomrong Khola where we cross the river on a suspension bridge. The path then is a climb to Kuldi via Tilche and Sinuwa. From Kuldi (3,350m) we trek downwards on a steep staircase towards settlement of Bamboo Lodge (2,340m). After our lunch at Bamboo we head alongside the west bank of Modi Khola with the trail gradually going upwards. We finally reach the settlement of Dovan where we will be spending the night. Trek (04-05 Hrs). Overnight stay at Tea House.

Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchare Base camp [3,700 m] - (B,L,D): From Deurali the trail is much more wide and gentle. The trail enters the Sanctuary to encounter the Modi Khola once again. We follow the river again till Bagar, a meadow at an elevation og 3,310 meters above sea level. From Bagar we head up towards Machhapuchare base camp (3,720m), our final destination for the day. This is the foot of the famous mountain Fish Tail whose peak is as similar to the tail of a fish. Trek 04-05 hours. Overnight stay at Tea House.

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base camp [4,130 m] - (B,L,D): Today is the main highlight of the trek where we will be heading towards the highest point of the trek, Annapurna Base Camp at an elevation of 4,130 meters. It will take around 2-3 hours to reach Annapurna Base Camp from here. We begin our trek after your breakfast on the trail that offers splendid views of Annapurna giants and other surrounding mountains. After we arrive at the Base Camp the entire area is surrounded by mountains which are perfect to take some pictures for memory. We reach Annapurna Base Camp before noon allowing us to have plenty of time to enjoy the nature. Overnight stay at Annapurna Base Camp. Tea House. Trek 02-03 hour). Overnight stay at Tea House.

Day 11: Trek to Bambo or Sinuwa [2,340 m] - (B,L,D): After spending a night at the Base Camp we retrace our footsteps back to Bamboo on the same trail we used to get to the Base camp. The trail today is quite easy as it will be mostly downhill. If possible we will trek further ahead to Sinuwa. We will have marvelous sceneries always cheering us while we retrace our footsteps back to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo. Trek 7-8 hours. Overnight stay at Tea House.

Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda [1,760 m] - (B,L,D): After your breakfast we will resume our trek towards Jhinu Danda where the hot water springs are waiting for us. We will ascend to Kuldighar followed by a descend to Chhomromg Khola. The hot spring at Jhinu Danda is a perfect medicine to heal your aching body after a long trek. We can spend our remaining time relaxing at the hot spring in Jhinu Danda. Overnight in Jhinu Danda. Trek 04-05 hours. Overnight stay at Tea House.

Day 13: Trek to Potana [1,890 m] - (B,L,D): The trail today is comparatively very easy to Potana. We walk through New Bridge, Landruk, Bhedikharkha and Deurali to finally reach Potana. Potana is a village at an elevation of 2,005 meters offering marvelous view of Annapurna Himalayan Range and Fishtail. Overnight in Potana. Trek 06-07 hours. Overnight stay at Tea House.

Day 14: Trek to Phedi [1,130 m] and drive to Pokhara [970 m] - (B): It is a short hike on this day. We begin our trek after your breakfast towards Dhampus from where the trail is steep downhill towards Phedi. From Phedi we drive towards Pokhara which is regarded as one of the beautiful city of Nepal.  Trek 2-3 hours and drive 30 Minutes. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 15: Mountain Flight to Kathmandu [1,338m] - (B): After breakfast in Pokhara, we have a mountain flight to Kathmandu; it is a thrilling exciting flight over forests, fields and villages with the Himalayas at the background. On arrival, we transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Overnight stay at Hotel.

Day 16: Fly back home - (B): A representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will drop you to the airport. Return back home with the memories that last lifetime.

Note: If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

Trip Cost Includes:

  • Arrival and Departure Transport.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu with an entrance fee.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the Trekking.
  • Trekking Duffel Bag.
  • Accommodation in Tea house (mountain lodge) while trekking.
  • Kathmandu Pokhara drive.
  • Pokhara Nayapul and Phedi Pokhara drive.
  • Pokhara Kathmandu flights with airport Tax.
  • Trekking Porter with Insurance. (We Provide 01 Porter for 02 Pax).
  • Trekking Guide with insurance.
  • Trekking Region map.
  • TIMS / National park / ACAP / Conservation entry fees.
  • All Government taxes.
  • Office service charge.

Trip Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare.
  • Your travel insurance of any kind
  • Nepal entry Visa fee (US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 30 for 15 days you should get visa open your arrival)
  • Drinks, Dessert, Juice, Mineral Water, Heater charge, Hot Shower during the Trekking and main meals in cities.
  • Tips for Guide, Porter and driver.

Weather information

We offer trekking in Nepal from mid-September to May. However within this period there are clear seasons in the weather. From early September the monsoon rains decrease. By mid-October through to December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25-30 deg C at low altitude in October and nights can drop to below 0 deg C at higher altitudes.

Winter trekking, from December to February, offers cool to mild and clear days with often very cold nights. Daytime temperatures at low altitudes will be mild, around 20 deg C and at night may drop to 0 or as low as -10 deg C at the higher points. Occasionally winter storms can bring snow as low as 2500m.

In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, wetter spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up occasionally bringing afternoon rainstorms. Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March, with temperatures of up to 30 deg C and mild nights at low altitudes. The increase in rainfall in the hills is more than compensated for by the spectacular displays of rhododendrons and other wildflowers at this time of year. Late spring conditions, as in April and May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon, daily afternoon rainstorms are common. This is a period that generally has clear weather at the higher altitudes and is traditionally a time when mountaineering expeditions commence their ascents.

The monsoon creates a rainy season in Nepal, which lasts from mid-June to mid-September. During this time the Nepal Himalaya is unsuitable for trekking, with the exception of a few remote valleys. We offer treks during this period in Low altitude Treks in the Nepal Himalaya, Tibet & India (Kulu, Ladakh).

The post-monsoon period: From early September the monsoon rain starts to decrease. By mid-October through to mid-December the weather is usually stable with mild to warm days, cold nights and clear views. Daytime temperatures can reach 25-30 degrees Celsius at lower altitudes and decrease as you gain height. Over 3000 meters the daytime temperatures can vary as much as 10 to 20 degrees Celsius, and may be hotter or colder, depending on whether it is sunny or windy etc. At night at lower altitudes, temperatures do not normally drop much, although as you approach November it does get colder and the days shorter. Up high it can drop sharply at night, from 0 to minus 10 or 15 and more when camped on the ice or snow.

The pre-monsoon period:In March the cold, dry winter season begins to give way to warmer, wetter spring conditions. Mornings are usually clear with cloud build-up bringing occasional afternoon rainstorms. Views of the mountains in the middle of the day and afternoon may often be obscured. Daytime temperatures increase quickly in March with temperatures of up to 30 degrees Celsius and mild nights. At higher altitudes it is similar to the conditions of the post-monsoon period, however there is usually more snow, which has accumulated over the winter period. There are spectacular displays of rhododendrons and wildflowers at this time of year. Late spring conditions ie April and May, are generally hot at low elevations and as the clouds build up to the next monsoon, daily afternoon rainstorms are common.

List of Clothing Equipments & Personal Effects

  • Lightweight Trekking (walking) (Waterproof) boots and spare laces. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.
  • A pair of track shoes for evening and walk around campsite.
  • Warm Jackets (Fiber fill or down) down should be adequate.
  • A rainproof jacket with hood or ponchos (Get guaranteed Waterproof)
  • Woolen shirts and thick sweaters.
  • A pair of lightweight/heavyweight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks.
  • Thermal underwear.
  • A tracksuit.
  • 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/skirts.
  • Few pairs of cotton T-shirts.
  • At least 1 lightweight long sleeved shirt is particularly to avoid sun born.
  • A woolen hat for morning and evening and Sun cap (Hat) during the day and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck..
  • A pair of gloves.
  • A pair of sandals to shower and campsite.
  • Few pair of thin and thick woolen socks.
  • Underwear: normal quantity and swimming costume.
  • Sleeping bags for night. (At least -20 Celsius)

Equipment and Accessories

  • Duffle bag or kit bag to carry gears while trekking. (We provide)
  • Daypack to carry personal day requirements. (25-30 Ltr) This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day
  • Water bottle.
  • Snow glasses and sunglasses.
  • 2-5 large plastic bags to separate clean and dirty clothes. Some small plastic bags for garbage.
  • Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be by in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
  • Wallet or money belt with compartment for coins.
  • Headlamp or torch light with spare batteries and bulbs.Candles or lighter to burn toilet paper and to lit on.
  • Snow gaiters essential during winter and High Altitude trekking.
  • Walking poles. (If you like to have).
  • Camera with spare batteries and films
  • Reading materials, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of
  • passport photograph
  • First aid kit with enough Personal medicine.

Physically prepare yourself: It is important that your body is adequately prepared for the physical challenges of trekking. It is thus important that you assess your own condition and train accordingly. In general, the fitter you are, the easier it will be for you to handle the rigors of the trek. A well-rounded training program would include strength training, aerobic cross training, and hiking (ideally at high altitude but not necessary).

Mentally prepare yourself: Mental preparation is often overlooked. You should always keep a positive state of mind, but not ignore the signals your body sends you. Your mental stamina will, without a doubt, make the most difficult parts of the trekachievable.

We will keep the packing list update asnew equipment becomes available. If you have reviews or suggestions please send us an email.

Trekking in Nepal need not be considered risky affair as far as your health is concerned. Nevertheless, preventive measures such as a through medical checkup and inoculations before you start trekking can save you from unexpected hazards. Since the remote places of Nepal are not supplied with necessities that are essential for modern medical facilities and as the rescue and evacuation are measured in days, it is imperative to make a comprehensive first aid box consisting of basic drugs and accessories as part of the paraphernalia for trekking. Modern dentistry is unknown in the hill of Nepal so it is advised to have a checkup before departure from home. Tooth fillings; sometimes loosen in cold temperatures and high altitudes, so it is recommended to have them checked. Travelers are requested to bring medicine prescribed by their doctor at home. Common medicine for stomach problems, headache, and malaria is available in Kathmandu. Medicine is usually not available in remote areas. So necessary medicine is advisable to carry with you. Before going to Nepal, it is advised to get injections against typhoid, meningitis and hepatitis.

OVERCOMING ALTITUDE PROBLEM: This is often known as Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), which is particularly a matter of important medical consideration while trekking in the Himalayas. Altitude Sickness means the effect of altitude on those who ascend too rapidly to elevations above 3000 meters. Early mountain sickness will manifest itself in headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue; etc can be encountered as initials of the sickness. The major information source on prevention and treatment of the sickness is Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) and Adventure Treks Nepal (P). Ltd. is the confide life member of it. We assure every trekker that all our guides have followed the training conducted by HRA with the understated information.

CAUSE/FACTOR OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

1. Less Oxygen
2. Low Pressure i.e. Barometric Pressure
3. Rapid Ascent
4. Possible Dehydration
5. Hypothermia TYPE OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

  TYPES ALTITUDE SICKNESS

1. AMS - Acute Mountain Sickness
2. HAPE - High Altitude Pulmonary Edema
3. Hace - High Altitude Cerebral Edema

SYMPTOMS

1. (AMS) ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS
Mild symptom feels like hangover/not feeling good

a. Headache
b. Fatigue/Tiredness
c. Nausea
d. Shortness of breath
e. Loss of appetite
f. Sleep disturbance
g. Dizziness

2. (HAPE) HIGH ALTITUDE PULMONARY EDEMA (Water in lungs)

a. Increasing shortness of breath even at rest
b. Severe cough-dry/Productive
c. Very tired-Unusual fatigue while walking
d. High Pulse rate i.e. 110
e. Blueness of face, lips, finger nails that means inability to transport Oxygen into the blood

3. (HACE) HIGH ALTITUDE CEREBRAL EDEMA (Water in the head)

Severe symptoms of altitude sickness

a. Severe Headache
b. Vomiting
c. Walking like a drunk (Ataxia)
d. Mental confusion/Altered mental status
e. Irritable-Does not want to be bothered by other people
f. Unconsciousness or Coma
TEST - Tandem walking test, Heel to toe step fall off from the line.

DECISION MAKING

1. Find out the main problem i.e. at altitude. Assume all problems are Altitude Sickness unless proven otherwise.
2. If it is an altitude problem with mild symptoms, stay at the same altitude until the symptoms are completely gone. Take an Aspirin tablet, try to go up but listen to your body. If symptoms are worsening, go down.

PREVENTION

1. Acclimatization: After a 1000m. Ascent, stay one more night for acclimatization.
2. Do not make RAPID ASCENT; don't go too fast too high.
3. No alcohol, sleeping pills and smoking.
4. Drink more fluid 3-4ltrs a day… clean, boiled or treated water/tea/coffee/soup/juice etc.
5. Do not carry heavy packs.
6. Climb higher sleep lower.
7. Do not travel alone.

TREATMENT

1. DESCENT is the best medicine; do not wait for the Helicopter.
2. Medicine:
a. Oxygen.
b. Diamox…for AMS 125mg. Before dinner, for sleeping problem if feeling suffocated.
c. Nafedipine for HAPE
d. Steroids/Dexamethasone for HACE
3. Hyperbolic Bag - Gammow Bag
4. Golden Rules
a. Awareness of ALTITUDE SICKNESS
b. If you have mild symptoms, do not go higher. Take Aspirin.
c. If you have worsening symptoms, go down.
d. Do not leave your team member behind unattended, either trekker or porter.
5. IMPORTANT
a. Go up slowly.
b. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 3 liters per day)
c. Get all information about Altitude Sickness before your trekking tour that will make you confident to make your tour successful.

Our advice: Drink 3-4 ltr of water minimum a day, don't exhaust yourself so much and breathe deep and take rest more than usual.

Physically prepare yourself: It is important that your body is adequately prepared for the physical challenges of trekking. It is thus important that you assess your own condition and train accordingly. In general, the fitter you are, the easier it will be for you to handle the rigors of the trek. A well-rounded training program would include strength training, aerobic cross training, and hiking (ideally at high altitude but not necessary).

Mentally prepare yourself: Mental preparation is often overlooked. You should always keep a positive state of mind, but not ignore the signals your body sends you. Your mental stamina will, without a doubt, make the most difficult parts of the trekachievable.

We will keep the packing list update asnew equipment becomes available. If you have reviews or suggestions please send us an email.


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