Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most popular moderate nature trekking trails. This trail has been attracting anyone’s attention through its geographic diversity including breathtaking landscape, panoramic view of snow-capped peaks of the great Himalayas such as Annapurna-I (8091 m), Annapurna-II (7937 m), Annapurna-III (7555 m), Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Machhapuchhre (6998 m) and Gangapurna.
Scenic river banks, picturesque forest valley, Hindu and Buddhist temples, culturally rich traditional villages of ethnic communities of Magar, Gurung, Ghale, Thakali, and their hospitality are some of the highlights of this trekking route.
The name suggests, the centerpiece of this part of Nepal is the range of mountains that includes Annapurna I, the first of the 8,000 m peaks to be climbed. Also included in this region is yet another 8,000 m giant, Dhaulagiri, which is located west of Annapurna I. Between these two mountains lies the valley of the Kali-Gandaki River, the deepest gorge in the world.
Trekkers encounter the interesting Thakali people in this region. They are known for being good in business ventures and their home cooking is relished by both tourists. Lush view, fertile farmland and undisturbed natural forest, snow-capped mountains, and encounters with a mixture of many ethnic communities, all add up to a diverse range of experiences that make the Annapurna trek one of the most satisfying treks in Nepal.
Annapurna region is the most diverse and popular trekking area in Nepal. From the full three-week Annapurna Circuit, which stretches into the historic Mustang region to short three-day treks, Mardi himal, Poon hill trek suitable for everyone here.
☛ Breathtaking views of Mt. Machhapuchhre (fishtail) and the Annapurna range.
☛ Lush forests of rhododendrons and oaks.
☛ Numerous perennial rivers and suspension bridges.
☛ Experience true local hospitality in authentic Gurung villages.
☛ Learn about local Gurung, Magar communities, their culture, and lifestyle.
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Travel insurance is a prerequisite for booking any services with us. You must have at least one emergency and repatriation insurance that covers the cost of medical bills and rescue caused due to any unforeseen circumstances while on the mountain. We will ask for a copy of your travel insurance during the booking process. Please read our terms and conditions carefully. In particular, you need to ensure that your travel insurance covers the following requisites:
1) All kinds of Activities like tourism, trekking, or mountaineering
2) height above 5000 m while trekking
3) Evacuation by helicopter in an emergency
It is important to understand that you will bear the cost of evacuation and repatriation procedures and that it is your responsibility to pay for evacuation or medical treatment. You need to be fully aware of the implications of your travel insurance and understand the limitations and exclusions of the policy. Please note that under certain circumstances, in the event of a medical emergency, our company manager may initiate helicopter rescue (or other necessary operations) without first obtaining approval from your insurance company. So please make sure you have reliable and adequate travel insurance for this trip.
Well, a shorter trek in the Annapurna region is easier than longer trekking. Long trekking routes like Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit require a better standard of fitness level. If you are in good physical condition then you do not require any hiking experience for short trekking in Annapurna trekking. The hike is relatively easy for those who have already hiked at higher elevations. We gently ask you to jog and exercise regularly for at least a few months before you start your hike. Previous hiking experience would be a bonus, but no technical knowledge is required for this trip.
It is also important that you consult your doctor before booking the hike. Participants with existing illnesses such as heart, lung, and blood diseases must also inform us before booking this trek.
A trip to the Himalayas is adventurous and exciting due to its beautiful scenery. However, there are also some risks of altitude sickness, food poisoning, and health issues such as muscle cramps and fever during trekking. To encounter such problems and to ensure the maximum safety of our guests, our guides and ground staff undergo regular training. Our guides are well-trained in providing basic first-aid services and carry the first-aid kit with key medicines and equipment at all times. We are well equipped to take you safely to the Himalayas and bring you back safely.
In addition, we provide adequate information regarding health, physical exercise, etc. to our guests long before their arrival in Nepal, so that they can do proper preparations for their upcoming trekking.
If you need to be evacuated, your trekking guide will coordinate the evacuation of the helicopter with our office in Kathmandu. Almost every insurance company requires prior approval. Altitude problems account for almost all of our evacuations and generally as soon as the trekker reaches Kathmandu they feel better. Even if you feel better after arriving in Kathmandu you will need to go to the CIWEC hospital and pay $100 for a medical report.
You will not be approved for insurance without the proper medical report. We will help you with any documents that you require to make your insurance claims.
Yes, our field staff and trekking staff including guides, porters, cooks, Sherpas are well insured. It’s the company’s policy to provide good health and life insurance to all the members.