OTHER PRACTICAL INFORMATION
Essential Equipment for Trekking.
1.Day sack. (25 to 30 liters)
2. 2 water bottle.
4. sun bloc.sun-cream And Lip balm preferably
5. Comfortable hiking boots with spare shoe laces.
6. Waterproof jacket/long length fleece or wool vests.
7. Waterproof trousers And warm hiking trousers.
8. Lightweight shoes for to wear in lodges.
9. Light-weight fleece or wool vests.
10. Long or short-sleeved shirt; often more comfortable to wear than a fleece vest or T-shirt.
Warm hiking trousers.
12. warm hat and wide rimmed sun block Hat/Dark sunglasss
13. Ear plugs. (Walls in lodges are very thin)
14.water purification kit/ small hand towel
16. A couple of pairs of gloves and good quality walking socks.
17. Rucksack liner or thick bin bag
We rate the Annapurna Base Camp trek as “Moderate-Difficult.” There are two major reasons the ABC trek is considered Moderate-Difficult.
First, the distance. The trekker covers a total distance of 67 km over 9/10 days of trek. This includes three days where you cover more than 12 km, with the longest being 15.5 km from ABC to Bamboo.
Secondly, the sheer altitude gain and loss. Starting the trek at just over 7,300 ft at Komrong khola, you rapidly climb up to 13,550 ft at the ABC. On the fifth day of the trek, the trail rises over 4,000 ft in elevation over 10 km. This is something you must factor in when you plan to do the trek.
This is why, at nepalguideinfo.com, we recommend ABC only to trekkers with prior experience in the Himalayas (preferably above 13,000 ft) and good physical fitness (you must be able to cover 5 km in 35 minutes).
Trekking is an adventure sport that comes with inherent risks. However, at nepalguideinfo, we take great care in designing our treks and itineraries to ensure safety on the trek.
The Annapurna Base Camp trek has a buffer day included in the itinerary. This ensures that we have a day more to complete the trek in case of un favorable weather.
Besides this, the nepalguideinfo trek team for a full strength batch comprises a Trek Leader, Guide, cook and helper. The team is equipped with an oximeter, blood pressure monitor, stretcher, oxygen cylinder, walkie talkies and a high-altitude medical (HAM) kit. The Trek Leader maintains a health card with a record of every trekker’s vitals (Blood pressure and oxymeter readings) taken twice a day.
Training properly for the trek for at least a month, hydrating yourself during the trek will also ensure you complete the trek safely and in a good condition.