Trekking in Nepal has always an exciting and one of the favorite destination for all adventure enthusiast. Talking about the trekking in first time anyone suggest obviously Annapurna Base camp. A journey to Annapurna base camp offers the majestic Himalayan views, unique Gurung settlement, beautiful rhododendron forest with mountain lifestyle of locals, culture and tradition of Nepal. If you looking for this amazing Tips for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking for your next holidays then following tips are useful for you.

Best Season to go Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

We experiences major four season in Nepal throughout the year. They are summer (JUNE – AUGUST), Winter (DECEMBER – FEBRUARY), spring (MARCH TO MAY), and autumn (SEPTEMBER – MID DECEMBER). Choosing a best season for your holiday offers you more glimpse and pleasure. The best season for Annapurna base camp trekking is during spring (March – April) and autumn (October – December). Spring is offers the blooming Rhododendron as the trail is more attractive where all the trails turns into red pink and white flowers. However in autumn the skies are clear and snowcapped mountain views are amazing.

Beware of Altitude sickness

While trekking above 3000 meter altitude, some people might suffer from altitude sickness. Normally altitude sickness occurs when your body do not adjust in high elevation where the oxygen level is very low. Symptoms of altitude sickness includes headache, vomiting, loss of sleep etc. If you get such Symptoms then you have immediately consult with your guide. Guides are well trained and experiences for altitude trekking and sickness problems.

How to avoid Altitude sickness?

Drink lots of waters as you can, eat your foods full each time, do not drink alcoholic beverages, can avoid the chances of sickness in Himalayas. Even though, if you feel such sickness you can use medicine like Diamox which can avoid sickness and help to go high elevation. The nest important things is when you are going up don’t skip acclimatization because slowly and proper acclimatization adjust your body in high altitude.

Prepare yourself by mentally and physically

Annapurna base Camp trekking is a moderate walk through the foothill of Annapurna Massif. It is not technical climb, you do not need to have previous experience even any altitude experiences to complete the trek. However, you have to physically fit and excellent strength, conditioning and endurance to be able to reach the base camp. So, we recommended to do some walking, cycling and other physical exercise before you coming Abc trek. Normally you must capable for 5/6 hours walking each days during the trek.

With the physical fitness, mentally prepare is also important for outdoors. Because there are no star levels hotels for your comfortable. You have to adjust local tea houses with sharing Bathrooms and eat the foods which are available in tea houses menu. So you do need to be prepared yourself for these things.

Pack up Right trekking gears

As we already told you Annapurna base camp is a moderate trekking in Annapurna massif. However, to make a successful trek you should have proper trekking equipment which are most important. Among trekking gears proper hiking boots, a good down Jackets, trousers are most significant. Other gears besides are warm clothes, hiking poles, sun hat, Sunglass, gloves, comfortable trousers, warm sleeping bag are also important to have a successful and pleasant trekking to ABC.

Always choose a organize trek

If you are coming to Nepal first time for an adventure or you have never trekked before then we suggest to do a organize trek in Nepal. Your porter carry your all luggage except your day pack which you need for walking. A experience English speaking guide is always with you for your inconvenient and always responsible for any obstacles. Moreover a organize trek will save your time and you don’t need to take unnecessary headache for arrangements such as accommodation, vehicle, flights etc.

The Annapurna Region is proving to be a popular tourist destination that provides a mecca of magnificent snow-capped mountains, sweeping glaciers, natural forests including rhododendron forests with untamed wildlife, a flora and fauna natural paradise with a wide diversity of people from many different ethnic groups.

The Annapurna area was opened to foreign trekkers in 1977 after the disputes between CIA backed Khampa guerrillas operating from the area into Tibet, and the local populace and Nepal army were settled. The original trek started from the market town of Dhumre situated at the Kathmandu – Pokhara highway and ended in Pokhara, and took about 23 days to complete. Road construction started in early 1980s both from Dhumre to the north and from Pokhara to the west and then up the Kali Gandaki valley

The Annapurna region is a dream for independent trekkers. It combines some of Nepal’s most iconic mountains, including fish-tailed Machhapuchhare and massive Annapurna itself, with a superb trekking infrastructure and easy access, as most trailheads are just an hour or two from Pokhara. The region’s charming Gurung, Manangi and Thakli villages add a cultural highlight.

The Annapurna Region has renowned as one of the world’s greatest treks. While most trekkers follow the standard route there are a number of interesting side trips that can be added or alternate shorter treks if one lacks time to complete the entire circuit. Here we give a brief summary of the Annapurna Circuit as well as the possible side trips and alternate routes.

Annapurna Region is one of the most cherished region for treks that offers some spectacular views of mountains, lush landscapes, forests, rivers, greenery and deepest gorge of the world. Located in the Central Nepal, this region holds the pride of Annapurna massif. As you immerse deep into the trails of Annapurna region , you will dissolve in to the beauty of towering mountain peaks like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Machapuchare, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Lamjung Himal and many more.

Nepal Tours offers camping and tea house trekking for 1 day to 20 days hiking treks to all of the above Annapurna destinations. If you are interested in exploring the Annapurna Region, below are some of the itineraries, or alternatively we can be in contact so you may personally tailor your own itinerary.

Main Attraction of Annapurna Region

  • Biggest Conservation Area of Nepal
  • World 10th highest mountain in the world – Annapurna I and world Seven highest mountain Dhaulagiri
  • World Highest Lake (Tilicho Lake)
  • Best View of Annapurna Range
  • Old and Historical Monasteries, Stupa and Temples.
  • Kali Gandaki, deepest gorge in the world.
  • Annapurna Circuit, one of the world’s classic long-distance hiking trails.
  • Muktinath Temple, sacred place to both Hindus and Buddhists.

Flora & Fauna in Annapurna Region:

Nepal abounds with some of the most spectacular sceneries in the whole of Asia, with a variety of fauna and flora also unparalleled elsewhere in the region. Between Nepal’s geographical extremes, one may find every vegetational type, from the treeless steppes of the Trans-Himalayan region in the extreme north and the birch, silver fir, larch and hemlock of the higher valleys to the oak, pine and rhododendron of the intermediate altitudes and the great sal and sissau forests of the south.

Ethnic Communities in Annapurna Region:

Annapurna region is the home to over 150,000 inhabitants from over 10 ethnic groups (Tibet- Burmese:-Gurung, Thakali, Bhotia, Ethnic Tibetan, and Magar; Manangi and Indo Aryan; Brahmin, Kshetri, Kami, Damai and Sarki), of which ethnic backgrounds have ruined a livelihood out of its gentle hillside.

Permits and Fees in Annapurna Region:

There are two types of trekking permit required by anyone wishing to trek the Annapurna region.

  1. Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

  2. TIMS or Trekkers Information Management System is a must for every trekker wishing to trek in Nepal. This is a basic permit implemented jointly by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) and Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) to ensure the safety and security of every trekker wishing to trek in Nepal.

    Cost: TIMS permit: 1,000 NPR (Approx. US $10)

  3. Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP):

  4. The Annapurna region was gazette a conservation area by the government of Nepal in 1992 and is the largest protected area in Nepal. Every trekker wishing to trek in the Annapurna region needs to purchase ANCAP or Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit. The Annapurna Conservation area is located across Manang, Myagdi, Lamjung, Mustang districts of Nepal. It was established with the aim of creating a sustainable economic and social development to benefit the local people of the region. It is managed by the National Trust for Nature Conservation. Some portion of the cost for the ANCAP goes to the trust for the conservation of this beautiful region.

    Cost
    ACAP try permit fee for foreigners: 3,000 NPR (Approx. US $30)
    ACAP entry permit fee for SAARC nationals: 200 NPR

Note: Any individual trekker below the age of 10 doesn’t require purchasing this permit.

When is the best time to go?

The best weather for trekking in the Annapurna region is during autumn (September to November) and spring (March-May). The skies are clear then and you will get a chance to enjoy some outstanding views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri peaks. Keep in mind that even though it is not monsoon season anymore it will be much warmer and humid in the lower regions (jungle) and you still may encounter an unexpected shower or two. It will also be much cooler above 3500m. Even though it’s not technically winter you will need warm clothes and a down jacket.

Weather and Temperature in Annapurna Region:

On the lower regions of the Annapurna Circuit trek, the weather is generally warm. The days have an average temperature of 15 degrees Celsius. The nights are slightly colder at 7-8 degrees Celsius. The higher altitudes are colder. Recommend to see the weather forecast before to leave the trek.

Annapurna region after Earthquake

Not all the trekking regions of Nepal suffered the devastating Earthquake. Some of the trekking regions even escaped the earthquake without a scratch. The good news is that the trekking region like Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lower and Upper Mustang, Dolpo, Humla, and Jumla escaped the widespread damage. And they were ready to welcome travelers by the trekking season in Autumn 2015. The famous Annapurna region has escaped the earthquake. So, many travelers planned their trip to the beautiful Pokhara city. And, trekked in the Annapurna trails under the shadow of breathtaking mountain ranges.

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