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7 Things to Know Before Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

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7 Things to Know Before Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna is the main peaks of Annapurna Massif. Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain in the world. The height of Mt Annapurna is 8,091 m/ 26,545ft and its topographic prominence is 2,984 m / 9,790ft. On 3rd of June 1950, Herzog and Louis Lachenal become the first climber in modern history to climb a peak over 8,000 m when on the 1950 French Annapurna expedition, the summited the Himalayan mountain Annapurna the 10th highest mountain in the world. Annapurna Base Camp, which lies at a height of 4,130m/ 13559ft, is a very attractive tourist destination for people from all over the world. Being one of the most popular walks, its trekking routes is a journey filled with fun and excitement. The ABC Trekking is considered as the safest, enjoyable, thrilling and easy of an excess trek to any people planning their visit. You can travel as a solo enthusiast, in a pair, and even in groups. If you are planning to visit soon here are 7 things you should know before.

1. Always Carry Nepali Rupees:

We highly recommended you that change your currency to Nepalese Rupees. It is easy to buy and spend the money on anything along the trek/tour. Having dollar or other currencies cannot be used effectively in local areas. So that change to the local currency in the city (Kathmandu or Pokhara) these are the capital cities before you heading to the mountain.

2. Teahouse in Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

 Annapurna Base camp trek is the second most trekked route after the Everest Base camp. Recently few of the trekking routes in the Annapurna have been accessed by motorable roads. With the huge flow of the tourists hitting to the Annapurna Region, there are hundreds of teahouses built in the trails here. For the trekkers willing to do a luxury trek, the guesthouses are luxurious with a decent bathroom, comfortable big size beds, etc. However the maximum trekkers go for the normal trek and would want to stay in the basic guesthouse, there are few things they must be aware of these teahouses.

3. Beds and Rooms:

Talking about the rooms at guesthouses in Annapurna Base camp Trek, they have facilitated two or three twin beds. Sometimes there is the availability of a table, a small cupboard as well. The rooms are neat and tidy however if cleanliness is what bugs you, carrying the sleeping bag always helps. The rooms are cozy, the bedding is good with a pillow and a blanket. Occasionally in some of the guesthouses (Boomboo, Dovan, Himalaya, Deurali, MBC, ABC: In these places has five or six rooms in each teahouse and in each room has several beds so that we must share with other trekkers) there are dormitory styled rooms as well where the rooms must be shared by a few other trekkers.

4. Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base camp is located at 4130 meters above the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is spectacular to explore the views of snow peaks and walk through the Gurung Villages, hills, and beautiful bamboo and Pines forest, to get the sights of wild animals (Monkeys, Musk Deer, Himalayan Thaar “Mountain goat”) and make the Annapurna Base camp Trekking holiday spectacular.

5. You should pack the gear list as following:

 Having a good set of gears while on the journey is always important. Get some trekking poles, down jackets, gloves, sleeping bag s, woolen hats, etc. You can always bring your own gears, but if your luggage is already heavy enough you always have an option to buy them in Kathmandu. There are these outfitters and authentic stores that will provide you with the best gears in cheap and negotiable prices. You can also burrow the gears in Kathmandu or you can request with your trip operator to get it these are inclusive in the trip cost and Mountain Magic Treks provides (Down jacket, Sleeping bag, Trekking pulse, and Duffel bag) even those are returnable after your trip.

6. Try Nepalese food:

The local villages and cafes you encounter have different food and taste. Try the Nepalese food and enjoy the delicacies the places have to offer. Ask the guide or the local people about the food they like to eat and try them. It will leave you with a tasty experience that you will surely remember for a long time. There is a famous saying for Nepalese food, Dal Bhat Power 24 Hour but it’s not true.

7. Morning views are the most beautiful of Annapurna:

 Mountain shines in the early morning as the Annapurna Base camp Trek is a route surrounded by mountains; the early morning is the best time to take the best panorama view of the surrounding peaks. The view of the morning sunrise is a must see. It will give you a never before seen experience that will be last a lifetime in the Annapurna Himalayas.

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