Annapurna Trekking FAQ’s

How safe is Annapurna Trekking?

Safety and security is primary concern. Intentional risk factors are zero and natural and accidental incidents are not in control of human beings. It is strongly recommended not to travel with out local guide reason why the guide can re- route the itinerary in case of any difficulties or possible hazards occurring in pre-determined route. Our guides are well versed to minimize the possible risk and your little carefulness will help to reduce the risk. Adventure always comes with risk so its personal decision to go with it.

How many hours we have to walk each day?

Normally there will be 6 to 7 hours smooth walk per day for both Camping and Teahouse trek but during entire itinerary few days may have to walk for 8 to 9 hours maximum. During the walking you will have enough time to rest and no need to rush

What about the accommodation facility in this region?

For the camping trek, you will have to overnight in tent and all the required equipment will be carried along with the group by trekking crew. For the teahouse trek, you will have to overnight in lodges available. All the lodges are well maintained though you may carry your own sleeping bag. You can find lodges en-route.

What about the food?

During the camping trek, you will have to consume at campsite cooked by trekking crew who are trained cook and will maintain the hygiene.
While in teahouse trek, all the meals you have to consume from the lodges. The lodges also maintain the hygiene since they are serving to the tourist from very past. Though you can be précised to consume well-cooked and fresh food that you can easily identify.

What about altitude sickness?

It may occur in high altitude. Early symptoms of altitude sicknesses are headache, vomiting, breathing shortness etc. if you have such symptoms, should report to your team leader or guide immediately. Trekking guides are known about this problem and the itineraries are also well arranged to acclimatization during trek. If the symptoms occur at you, the trek guide take you down to the low altitude and evacuated to the hospital if required. It is always good idea to have small oxygen cane for the emergency use.

Is it expensive to trek in Annapurna Region?

Large number of factors is responsible to define the cost of trekking. Trekking area itself is not so easily accessible in terms of transporting the stuffs. Definitely you will have to spent few bucks more but not terribly expensive.

What about the clothing?

During winter, it is extreme cold and you will have to have warm cloths for both day and night use but in summer you can use light clothes (but not sleeveless) and warm cloths for morning and night. We suggest you to have a used boot (not very old) above to ankle, a trekking stick and backpack.

Drinking spring water is safe or not?

We do not recommend you to consume spring water instead you can use boiled or bottled water. Make sure the water is drinkable and purified

What about the hospital facilities?

You can find first aid clinic in distance. There are government health posts in every village Development committee for the first aid treatment. You can also find hospital in Beni, Jomsom, Chame and Besisahar. For the better facility you have to reach to Pokhara or to Kathmandu. For more information you can click here Health Guide

What about the transportation facilities?

You can take flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Jomsom. We can also drive Kathmandu to Pokhara and to the trek start point from Pokhara. Annapurna Region is bit more easily accessible in terms of transportation with compare to Everest Region. Chopper services are also available. Bensisahar is another trek start point and you can drive from Kathmandu to reach in this place.

What about drop/pick up facilities?

YES, our airport representative will come to pick you up as per your arrival time and will drop you to the respective hotel. Similarly our representative will drop you to the airport for the final departure to your destination.

Do we need to pay in advance?

Yes, You have to make an advance payment at least 30% of the total cost of your trip. Rest of the payment you can make here in Kathmandu after your arrival.

Does everybody fit to trek in this region?

In General physical fitness is required to trek in any region but moderate fitness is fine for the trek in Annapurna Region and previous experience is not required except for climbing and expedition. General discomfort always arises during trek but needs to care extra. You always should give extra care while down hill walking. If you already have physical disorder, you should consult with your physician before making the decision to trek. You are also requested to inform us while confirming your trip for the extra arrangements as per your physical fitness. Lowlanders and over weighted clients should report to us in advance as well.

What is the best season for this trek?

Best season for trekking in Nepal is September to November and February to April.

What sort of weather you can expect?

During the main season of trekking, one can enjoy the spectacular views of the Himalaya. Mostly the sky will be clean and clear. In any exceptional cases, weather condition won’t affect to your program if it is until the Base Camp like Annapurna Base Camp or Machhapuchhre Base Camp etc. If you are going up from the Base Camp, it requires you to identify the weather condition and make a consultation within team and report to office. You can also follow the rule of wait and see before making the decision. In any case decision should not endanger to the human life.

What mode of communication you will use during trekking?

Lately, Nepal is within the mobile networks, we can use mobile phones while in the trek

Can I use credit cards while in trekking?

Credit cards are not easily acceptable in the trekking region. It would be better to have foreign and convertible currencies in cash with you during the trek.

Does it a problem if I am vegetarian?

It won’t be a problem at all. All the lodges will serve the vegetarian meals too and it is suggested to non-vegetarian also to consume vegetarian meals while in trekking to avoid any kind of disorder in your stomach.

What if I wish to quit middle of the trek?

By what reason you decided to discontinue the trek will not leads you to get the money refund since we already have spent the money to confirm your trip. In the normal situation, you are requested not to quit the program in the middle. If in case you fall sick we will evacuate you to the better facility in your personal expenses.

What if I wish to extend my trek program?

If you wish to extend the program, there won’t be problem but the associated cost needs to be covered extra

Is there any possibility to store extra luggage’s that are not required for the trek?

You can store your extra luggage at your hotels locker in Kathmandu. You are kindly advice not to put all the valuables in one pocket for the security.

How much additional money per day do I need for the trek?

It depends with personal spending habits. Normally you can calculate for the hot water shower, drinking waters, chocolates, beverages, and cigarettes. To minimize the cost, you can buy such stuffs at city center and have in an average of US $ 15 to $20 per day. Maintain separate pocket for the emergency situation and tipping to trekking crew.
Responsible tourism is primary concern.

It is our humble request to all the visitors to be a responsible tourist to minimize the environmental impact. Do not throw elsewhere the litters. Collect all the garbage produce during your trip and dispose it to the designated place. Help us to keep the environment clean and fresh always. Maintain the cultural respect and local customs and beliefs too.