Thursday, January 19, 2017

5 Things to know before you go on Annapurna Base camp Trekking

Trekking in Nepal is the popular activities in Nepal for the trekkers and adventure holiday lovers. Among the best treks in world, Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is the top hiking trail that gets high traffic during the peak trekking seasons, autumn and spring. Mount Annapurna is the tenth highest peak in the world and trekking to its base camp offers the best scenery of mountains, spectacular mountain ethnic villages, flora and fauna and distinct culture. But before going on Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you should know some points that may help you for the successful trekking holidays and here are the points

1. Best Trekking Season
The best trekking time for Annapurna base Camp hike is during Autumn and Spring Season. During spring season, the trekking trail is colorful with the blossom of rhododendron flowers and the weather is pleasant with the clear sky and mountain views. During Autumn season, you will experience a difference with the excitement of taking part in culture and festivals as this is time of Nepal's biggest festivals Dashain, Tihar and Chhat.

2. Acute Mountain Sickness
AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) is the unknown factor experienced when you are on a trekking trip. When the altitude gradually increases, the oxygen level in the air decreases and you may feel headache, vomiting etc which are the symptoms of acute mountain sickness. To get remedy for this, you need to have rest, plenty of soup and water and if the case is critical, you should go nearby hospital.

3. What to bring
For the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking, first you need TIMS card and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit that you are provided by your trekking agency. You may bring camera, phone, batteries, toiletries, medicines that you take regularly and good trekking gears.

4. Guides and Porter
If you are trekking in Nepal for the first time, you need to have one trekking guide with you who will guide you to the Himalayan journey and porter who will carry your baggages.

5. Physical fitness
For the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you need to be physically and mentally fit and if you have the experience of hiking or walking, it would be better. While you are in trekking, you need to walk for about 6-7 hours a day daily.