Base Camp Trek is a moderate lodge trek which will take you into the hearts of Annapurna
region. To ensure highest standard logistic services including right guide
service, safety assurance and preparation before the trip, we make sure to
understand your requirements and accordingly prepare you to undertake your challenges
This featured trek is non technical with an
average walk of 6-7 hrs per day. You do not require extensive trekking
experiences however, the possibilities of disappointment and fatalities due to
poor preparation cannot be ignored. In order to minimize disappointment and
maximize comfort and safety up in the mountain region, we request you to read
the following information and exercise accordingly.
Is this trek for
Trekking in Nepal are relatively easy, following
well-paved paths and local village trails throughout. The maximum altitude
reached on the trip is less than 4130 meters. By Himalayan standards this is
fairly modest elevation and the altitude issues experienced on higher elevation
trek should not be of concern to us on this trek. However, it should be noted
that trekking at altitudes above 3000 meters requires greater demands on the
body than walking at lower elevations, and is itself challenging even for fit
hikers. Our itinerary is well staged and provides for a very gradual approach
to the higher elevations encountered in the Annapurna Circuit. Camping is not
required on this trip and we stay each night in well-appointed lodges with
basic facilities. The trekking element of this trip is not long or sustained, however
you will need to ensure you are physically prepared for the trek and you should
be comfortable with walking for 5 to 7 hours each day. This trekking holiday
should be well within the capabilities of all active hikers and hill-walkers.
FITNESS & EXPERIENCE
This trekking is an average of 5/7 hours of walk per day. For personal
safety, certain level of physical conditions are required. Prior to the trek we
suggest physical activities such as running, swimming and cycling etc to make
sure your body adjusts to 5/7 hrs of walk.
The more food you eat at altitude
the better you´ll perform. Menus for this trek will be
mostly ala-carte basis in best available lodges and restaurants. However our
trekking guide will help to set out the menu (for big groups). Considering the loss of appetite on higher
altitude, Trekking Experts guide will help you to choose food items that have
quality and easiest to digest at higher-altitude.
On the trek, Trekking Experts will use only certified and reliable
lodges/restaurants where we can find hygienic and good food prepared at extreme conditions.
suggest you to bring your own food if you so desire such as chocolate bars, dry
foods etc. We cater to different dietary requirements and full vegetarian menus
can be provided on request.
you will stay at deluxe hotels with luxury services depending on the type of
services you’ve chosen. While on trek you will have best available lodges for 10
nights. These lodges are considered as tea house and most of these lodges
having heated dining areas which are often attractively decorated. Bedrooms
tend to be quite basic and are unheated with wooden beds and foam mattress. Most
of the night accommodation will be on twin sharing basis, but after Chhomrong accommodation
will be dormitory style rooms with several beds. If you are travelling by
yourself you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex and
Trekking Experts suggest you to bring your own sleeping Bag.
expect the same standard of luxury accommodation that are available in the city,
up in the mountains accommodation can be very basic but Trekking Experts will
make sure that the bed linens are clean and fresh. All accommodation will be
based on twin sharing basis.
Our professional trekking guides
have gone through extensive training on wilderness medicine and high altitude
evacuation and carry extensive medical kits combined with hyperbaric chamber
(optional, can provide on request) to provide medical care on the mountain.
Your safety and the safety of all
other trekking crew combined with trekking guides, Sherpa helpers and porters are
most important for Trekking Experts. Trekking Experts requests all the members
for a full disclosure of the medical history which will also enable our doctor
to treat you quicker and better in case of an emergency. All medical records
will remain confidential and are only shared with the Doctor and Guides.
It is mandatory to have good
emergency evacuation insurance which will cover evacuation by any means of
transportation from high altitude. It is also highly recommended that all
member have cancellation insurance in case of accident prior to departure, or
if the trip is cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
isn’t a successful bid until you return home.
Reaching to the final destination is one thing, but returning safely is more
important. The mountains are always unpredictable
and accidents can happen. Trekking
Experts believes that "the main key of safety is health and proper planning and
preparation, highest comfort level during whole trip and best quality food,
high sanitation standards, reliable communications, up to date equipments and
proper coordination are all relevant to safety." Although we cover every aspect of safety
measures, the possibilities of disappointment and fatalities due to
unpredictable circumstances cannot be ignored. All members should be aware of
the fact. Trekking Experts urge all the members to consult, take advice and follow
the guidance provided by our professional trekking guides during the course of trekking.
Except in higher altitudes and
remote areas, telecommunication in Nepal has good network coverage. Upon
arrival in Kathmandu, if you wish to buy local sim cards for communication, you
can buy either at the airport or in the market once you are out from airport.
For internet services for this
particular trek route, you will be able to find cyber café in Besisar, Jomsom
etc, some lodges even offer free WiFi services.
There are two ideal "weather
windows" for this trek:-
1. March to
During this season the weather is relatively
warmer with bright and clear sky in the morning which slowly becomes hazier as
the day progresses. This is also the season of flowers. The rhododendron and
other alpine floras are in full bloom providing spectacular views of the
September – Mid November:
This season is the ideal time for perfect
Mountain View. The days are typically sunny and clear throughout the day with
moderate temperature in the day and cold in morning and evening.
INFORMATION AND WEIGHT RESTRICTIOIN
Most of the airports of Nepal are STOL
airport. All flights are flown manually and its entire schedule depends on the
weather. During bad weather, flights do get cancelled. If alterations are necessary, our professional trekking guide will
decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best
interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we
can to minimize its effect, but we cannot be responsible for the results of
changes or delays. Weight limited is 10+5 kg (40 pounds) including hand
bag and baggage. Please pack light and adhere to the details of gear list.
The following checklist will help you to figure out what you
should bring for this trip. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the
weight of your equipment to minimum. The packed weight of your trek bag while
trekking should be no more than 10+5 kgs. For all flights to STOL airstrips in
Nepal, the maximum allowed weight for baggage AND hand baggage combined, is 15
kg. It is essential you keep the total weight of your baggage within this
limit. Paying for transportation of excess baggage is not normally an option on
these flights. It is possible to leave behind clothes or other items not required
on trek at the hotel you are staying. Please include the following items for your
trousers / rain pants
Fleece jacket or
Warm gloves or
spare bulb and batteries
(including total bloc for lips, nose etc.)
Water bottles 1
Wash bag and
timers are optional:
Scarf or buff
film/memory cards, batteries
(remember to pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
Repair kit – (eg.
needle, thread, duct tape)
ü Day sack to be carried personally
ü Personal first-aid kit that includes
ü Sleeping bag, 4 season
with at least 6 month validity
Nepalese visa (visas
can be also obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport. For more info:
recently taken passport size photos (at least two photographs)