The nature lover’s ideal destination, the Annapurna Base Camp trek takes you to the heavenly blessed land and landscapes where one can have an insight of cultural, ethical, natural, and wilderness significance. Moreover, this trek offers us astonishing views of mountain peaks including Annapurna massif, Himchuli, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Macchapuchhre, and many other beautiful peaks.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal. A high glaciation basin 40 km north of Pokhara lies in the Annapurna shrine. At over 4,000 meters above sea level, this triangular plateau is surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range, almost 7000 meters high. The Sanctuary was not reached by outside citizens until 1956 with just a small valley reaching the peaks of Hiunchuli and Machapuchare where glacier run-offs flow to the Modi Khola river. The Annapurna sanctuary gets only 7 hours of sunshine a day in high summer because of the high mountains on both sides of the river.
On a 5-7 day trek into the Sanctuary of Annapurna, the rare combination of height and depths establish an unprecedented array of habitats. The slopes to the South are surrounded by dense tropical jungles of bamboo and rhododendron and in the rainy shade of the North colder cold and drier than the Tibetan Plateau nearby.
Exercising at least three times a week is useful if you plan on hiking the Annapurna Base Camp trek without too much trouble. Good preparation is awesome but will never guarantee that you’ll make it to the base camp. Altitude sickness can be a real pain when it comes to hiking here but I’ll tell you more about that later.
To be honest you don’t have to be a runner to enjoy the trek. But the preparation will probably save you a lot of pain and suffering on the trail and help you to enjoy your experience there. The suggestions we have for physically preparing is to take good, long, brisk walks, preferably wearing a pack with a similar load that you’ll be carrying. Cycling and swimming are also great alternatives too, as is just about anything that gets your cardio working. Do some breathing exercise to get more oxygen into your lungs? Watch for signs of altitude sickness: symptoms include headaches, dizziness, sleeplessness, loss of appetite and breathlessness. Bring a supply of the medication Diamox for treatment; if symptoms persist, descend. Trekking to Everest Base Camp may not be the trip for everyone as it is quite a physically demanding experience, and when you combine high altitude with plenty of climbs, you may get a recipe for suffering. But normal, average, travelers can do Everest Base Camp trek.
Most of the tea houses do have western-style flushing toilets. But in higher elevation, you may also find the traditional type of toilet made of either a ceramic basin on the ground or few planks precariously positioned over a hole in the ground and it is situated outside the room.
Travel insurance & rescue when travelling to a remote destination like Nepal is strongly advised. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour. Your insurance policy must cover all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as helicopter rescue, cancellation, air ambulance, injury, death, lost baggage, theft, liability, medical treatment, and cover repatriation and personal expenses. If a client becomes ill, all hospital expenses, doctors’ fees, and repatriation costs are the client’s responsibility. For reliable travel insurance, we have the suggestion of some of the best insurance companies: Cover more or Europe assistance or Travel Direct- TID. We have an agreement with Helicopter Company to do the payment of Helicopter evacuation after we collect the payment with you once you have been rescued. And the reimbursement responsibility from your insurance company will go up to you. Be sure your policy specifically covers helicopter evacuation and does not exclude mountaineering or alpinism.
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