Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights

  • Sunrise from Poonhill (3,210 m) which is regarded as one of the best sunrise spot in Nepal with Panaromic view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Range including two of the 8000ers of the world. i.e Dhaulagiri (8,167m ) and Annapurna I ( 8,091m).
  • 360 degree view of the Himalayas from Annapurna Base Camp including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Singha Chuli, Mt. Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and more.
  • Trekking through the local settlements of Poon and Gurung community.
  • Natural Hot Spring at Jhinu which heals your aching body after the trek.
  • Amazing view of the Glaciers and river flowing from the glacier of Annapurna Range.
  • Diversified flora and fauna along the trail.
  • Getting along with the locals and learning about their culture and tradition. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Overview.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek in the mid-western part of Nepal is a popular trekking destination for travelers from all over the world. The amazing vistas of the Himalayas along with culture and tradition of the locals make this journey an outstanding trekking experience in Nepal. 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.

Annapurna Base Camp trail takes us through some of the dense forests of the Annapurna Region where the trekkers will encounter many springs and rivers. Crossing these rivers on small bridges will provide a sense of adventure to the travelers from all over the world. During the March- April (Spring Season), the trail is filled with blooming Rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) which adds to the beauty of the region.

At an altitude of 4,130m, Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate level trekking trail which can be done by people of all group age. Adventure Treks Nepal has been able to operate Annapurna Base Camp trek for groups with Kids to Senior Citizens. No matter which age group you are from if planned properly Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be conquered by everyone.

The initial stage of Trek winds up through the settlement of Ulleri, Nangethati towards Ghorepani from where an early morning sunrise will provide you an awe- inspiring views of the Himalayas from Poonhill. If you are trekking to Annapurna Base Camp we request you not to miss the Sunrise from Poonhill.

Crossing many rivers and springs on Suspension and wodden bridges, the trail gradually climbs up towards Himalaya via Chhomrong and Sinuwa. The vegetation after Himalaya gradually changes and becomes thinner as we will be approaching above the tree line. From Deurali the trees become smaller and the trekkers will step into the Grassland up until Annapurna Base Camp.

Along the route, we will pass the Machhapuchre Base Camp (Fishtail Base Camp). Mt. Fishtail is an unclimbed mountain and is dedicated to lord Shiva. With its difficult terrain and religious value, Government of Nepal doesn't issue permit to anyone to summit this mountain.

With various extraordinary views of Himalayas, terraced fields and valleys, Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be an ideal destination for travelers seeking for Adventure into the nature. Passing different Chortens, Stupas and Temples along the way is like bonus to everyone trekking in Annapurna Sanctuary Region.

Useful Information for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Food: Get yourself ready to try some local cuisine prepared with nothing but love. During your trekking period you will have the options in foods as all the tea houses will have a menu with limited options almost similar throughout the region. You can have variation in the menu and it is not necessary to stick with a single item throughout the trek.

Breakfast Option: Tibetan / Gurung / Poon Bread is a very Popular Breakfast Item in Annapurna Region. However Porridge, Muesli, Eggs, Chapatis are also available which allows you to have breakfast of your Choice. Also expect Tea and Coffees but not the one from Machines.

Lunch and Dinner Option: Dal Bhat Set is a very popular set lunch / dinner which is available in every Tea house you will pass during the trip. It comprises Rice, Vegetable, Spinach, Lentil Soup and some seasonal Pickles. This food is also consumed by every Nepalese in their households including your guide and porter during the trek.

Other options include Momo (Dumplings), Fried Noodles, Thukpa (Tibetan style Noodle Soup) , Fried Rice, Spring Rolls, Veg curry with rice, Spagheti, Pasta, Pizza and many more.

Drinking Water: Water is an important thing for our survival during the trek. In most of the Tea houses in Annapurna Dhaulagiri Region there is availability of Mineral Bottled Water. If by any chance the Bottled water is out of stock, the tea house will have the filtered and boiled water for customers.

We would not recommend you to drink directly from the spring or rivers. Another option is to use water purification tablets on tap waters.

Accommodation: You will be staying in Tea House which are small lodges in the Himalayas. In most of the places you will have a very basic room with beds and a bulb. You have to get used to small rooms during the trekking. During Peak Season if you are travelling alone you might have to share the room with someone else as well.


FAQS


How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp trek is regarded as a moderate trekking trail in Nepal. With many accents and descents along the trail you need to have some experience of walking for a few hours (5-7 hrs) per day. The trail after MBC is gradual although the altitude will make it difficult for some hikers.

We suggest you hit the gym for a few weeks before the start of your trek or walk for a few hours. General exercises prior to your trip will be beneficial for the trek.

Can Annapurna Base Camp be my First Trek?

The answer is yes. Annapurna Base Camp can be done by first time hikers as well. But you have to make sure you ascend slowly as the altitude might get you sometimes. However, as professionals, we would suggest you do some basic physical exercises like walking, running prior to the trek which will help you during the trekking.

Is there Wi-Fi during Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Most of the Tea Houses have internet connection which will allow you to keep updated with your loved ones during the trek. But as we go high in altitude the internet connection might not be strong and may not work sometimes if the weather is bad. Moreover, the Wi-Fi is available throughout the trek but the strength of the connection will vary from place to place.

Why to take a guide for ABC?

Guides can play a crucial role in order to complete your trek without any hassle. They will make sure you stay in the best tea house possible and will assist you throughout the trek. Their knowledge about the region will make your journey more reliable and safe.

Also the Government of Nepal has made Guides compulsory in order to trek in the Himalayas of Nepal.

Is ABC Trek for Solo Travellers?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is for all group sizes and age groups. Nepal is absolutely safe for solo male and female travelers which allows you to explore this beautiful nation without much risk. You will encounter many happy souls along the trail and you might not be completely alone during the trek.

However, we suggest you get yourself a porter guide or guide who will be crucial when something unwanted emergencies occur during the trek.

What are the Permits required for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

You will need two types of trekking Permit to trek in Annapurna Region i.e. TIMS Permit (Trekkers Information Management System) and ACAP Permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project). These Permits will be prepared by Adventure Treks Nepal for our valued guests. You just have to provide us with your passport copies and we will take care of the rest.

Can Kids and senior people complete the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is for everyone. We have successfully operated groups with kids from 9 years of age to 70+. If you have Kids or senior citizens in your group it is always a better idea to add a few days to the normal itinerary and acclimatize properly. Join our experienced team and fulfill your dream.

Why Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Adventure Treks Nepal?

  • Accompanied by professional, government certified and experienced Guides along with super strong Porters.
  • Assist during the preparation of Trekking Permits i.e. ACAP Permit and TIMS.
  • First Aid kit with oximeter, Acetazolamide (Medicine for high Altitude Sickness) which will be carried by the Guide.
  • Experienced Administrative Team with Experience of More than 33 years.
  • Trusted by travelers from around the world.
  • Hassle Free Booking Process.
  • Listen to your needs and tailor crafts each trip for our valued customers.

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:
Sightseeing tour of Bhaktapur, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath."B".
Day 03: Fly 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 Himalaya Hotel [2,900 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 06-07).
Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchere Base Camp. [3,700 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 03-04 hrs).
Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base camp [4130 m]. "B,L,D". (Trek 04-05 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 (Deurali) 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 and transfer to the hotel

Altitude: 1,330m / 4,365 ft.
Accommodation: Hotel
Drive: 30 – 45 min

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.

Day 02: Cultural Tour around World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu

Altitude: 1,330m / 4,365 ft.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Tour: 5 - 6 hours

A Day filled with sightseeing of cultural heritage sites of Kathmandu VAlleys. After your breakfast at the hotel you will depart on an informational and exciting trip to the World Heritage monuments of Kathmandu. Bhaktapur city will be our first stop for the day, which is 15 km from Kathmandu, known as city of Devotees and center of medieval art and architecture founded by King Anand Dev in 889 AD, visit Nyatapola temple, the most beautiful temple of Nepal, the 15th century palace of 55 windows, Golden gate and other place of Interest.

The two other destinations are the Pilgrimage sites for Hinduism and Buddhism. The trip to Pashupatinath will allow you to witness the Hindu Cremation Process along the Bagmati River in front of the Main Temple. Next will be the Peaceful stupa of Boudhanath. Your tour Guide will help you to choose a perfect destination to have lunch according to your preference.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara. Sightseeing During the afternoon.

Altitude: 970m / 3,182 ft.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Flight: 25 – 30 min

Today we will be moving to another beautiful city in western Nepal, Pokhara. Popular amongst the travelers for its pristine natural beauty the flight to Pokhara offers some of the amazing views of the Chains of Mountains Including Ganesh Himal Range, Manaslu Range, Annapurna Range and Dhaulagiri Range. The rest of the day is at leisure in Pokhara. Sightseeing tours and other activities such as Boating, Bungee and Zip Lining can be arranged if you are interested.

Advice: Don’t forget to ask for the seat at the Right Side of the Plane for Himalayas Views.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri.

Altitude: 2,020m / 6,630 ft.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Drive: 1 – 1.30 Hours
Trek: 5-6 Hours

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.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani.

Altitude: 2,810 / 9,220 ft.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Trek: 4 – 5 Hours

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.

Day 06: Trek to Chule [2,375 m] via Tadapani.

Altitude: 2,375m / 7,792 ft.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Trek: 7 - 8 Hours

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.

Day 07: Trek to Chhomrong

Altitude: 2,170m / 7,119 ft.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Trek: 4 - 5 Hours

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.

Day 08: Trek to Himalaya Hotel.

Altitude: 2,900m / 9,515 ft.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Trek: 6 - 7 Hours.

Leaving Chhomrong the trail descends to cross the Chhomrong Khola on a suspension bridge, then climbs high above the Modi Khola on it's west bank. The trail then ascends through the villages of Tilche and Sinuwa and finally reaches Kuldi at 2350m. From here the trail descends a long, steep stone staircase into bamboo and rhododendron forests and eventually we reach the small settlement of Bamboo Lodge at 2,340m. After lunch at bamboo The trail continues along the west bank of the Modi Khola valley through dense bamboo forest, occasionally dropping to cross tributary streams, but ascending continuously, and reaches the settlement of Doban at 2630m where there are several good lodges. The trail then continues high above the river to our resting place for the night, the small settlement of tea-houses known as Himalayan Hotel at 2900m.

Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp

Altitude: 3712m / 12,178 ft.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Trek: 4-5 Hours.

From Himalaya it is an hour's walk to Hinku Cave at 3160m, and a further half an hour to Deurali at 3230m. Above Deurali the valley widens and becomes less steep. Reaching Deurali brings a feeling to us that we are near to our destination. We can now see the 'gates' to the Sanctuary. The trail continues into the Sanctuary to meet the Modi Khola and follows the river to Bagar, a meadow at 3310m.

From Bagar we continue to trek upwards and reach the area known as Machhapuchhre Base Camp at 3720m. This is a collection of tea-houses spread over a large area. From here the mountain views are fantastic and include Annapurna (8091m).

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base camp

Altitude: 4,130m / 13,550 ft.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Trek: 2-3 Hours.

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 nature.

Day 11: Trek to Bambo or Sinuwa.

Altitude: 2,340m / 7,677 ft.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Trek: 7 - 8 Hours.

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. If you are able to trek upto sinuwa today, you will have good and less crowdy time at Hot Spring as most of the big groups stop at Bamboo.

Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda

Altitude: 1,760m / 5,776 ft.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Trek: 4 - 5 Hours.

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 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.

Day 13: Trek to Potana

Altitude: 1,890m / 6,200 ft.
Accommodation: Tea House
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Trek: 7 - 8 Hours.

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.

Day 14: Trek to Phedi and Drive to Pokhara

Altitude: 970 / 7,677 ft.
Accommodation: Hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Trek: 3 - 4 Hours.

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 cities of Nepal. The evening is free. You can explore the lakeside area and catch a beautiful sunset view.

Day 15: Mountain Flight to Kathmandu

Altitude: 1,330m / 4,365 ft.
Accommodation: Hotel
Meals: Breakfast
Flight: 25 - 30 min

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 in the background. On arrival, we transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure for any last minute shopping for your loved ones.

Day 16: Fly back home.

Altitude: 1,330m / 4,365 ft.
Meals: Breakfast
Drive: 30-45 min

A representative from Adventure Treks Nepal will drop you to the airport. Return back home with the memories for 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.
  • Duffel Bag using for Trekking.
  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner during the Trekking.
  • Accommodation in Tea house during the trekking.
  • Kathmandu Pokhara Kathmandu flight.
  • Pokhara Nayapul Transport.
  • Phedi Pokhara Transport.
  • Trekking Porter with Insurance. (We Provide 01 Porter for 02 Pax).
  • Trekking Guide with insurance.
  • Trekking guide and porters food and accommodation, wages etc.
  • First Aid kit.
  • Annapurna Base Camo Trekking Region map.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit fee.
  • Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS).
  • 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 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.

 

Note: Nationals of following countries are requested to acquire Visa prior their arrival from their nearby Diplomatic missions (Embassies/consulates) of Nepal Government. In other words these nationals won't get on arrival visa until and unless they have official letter issued from Ministry of Home Affiars Nepal.

Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, Syria, Refugees with travel document.

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.

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