When is the Best time to trek to Annapurna Region?
The best time depends on the traveler’s choice, the majority of the travelers choose the pre-monsoon (March, April, May) and Post Monsoon (September, October, November). Both of this session have a crystal clear sky with clear visibility of the mountain range.
In another hand, if you are a peace lover, don’t want to have crowed, love the vegetation (flora and fauna) Monsoon (June, July, August) session will be the best for you. But always keep in your mind; you might encounter with blood-sucking leeches on the trail.
Similarly, if you love winter want to take bitter cold and see a lot of snow you are always well come in December, January, and February.
How Difficult is to Trek Annapurna Circuit Trek?
This is one of the most frequently asked questions about the Everest region Trek. Well, obviously it’s not that easy like walking in the park or somewhere in the street. We have categorized the trek difficulty level into four levels (easy, medium, Hard and Strenuous) according to the altitude. The most difficult trek is above 4500m above where you need both mental and physical stability. The oxygen level will decrease as you climb higher.so prepare yourself according to the level.
What are the Gears and equipment should I carry?
The Gear and Equipment which you carry plays an important role in the trek. It’s very essential to invest in a good and reliable quality of trekking equipment. Always carry the matchable clothes according to the weather. Don’t forget to carry water and windproof wears. Get a good pair of trekking boots, power bank, Headlights, and necessary things, the cost will come around USD 400 TO 500.
What are the major attractions in Annapurna Region?
Annapurna region is its self a gift of Mother Nature. You can see diverse vegetation of flora and fauna in the trail. With lots of ethnic diversity, you can experience the culture and festival of the Sherpa community. Suspension Bridge with the tallest mountain in the world makes you amazed.
Annapurna The region offers incredible landscape and sightseeing like:
- Annapurna Circuit
- Annapurna Base camp Trek
- Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
- Mardi Himal Trek
- Nar Phu Valley Trek
- Tilicho lake Trek
Annapurna Region is best known for Ethnic and Cultural Diversity. The culture and tradition of Gurung, indo-Tibetan, Chhetri culture are easily observed in this region. The Honey Hunting Tribe is also known for this Region.
What kind of food, accommodation, banking facilities do we get in the trekking trails to Annapurna Region?
Food does not issue, being a popular trekking route you can order according to your wish. Besides this, if you want to taste some Nepali food, you can have Nepali Thali which contains rice, vegetable curry, Dal (a mixture of beans) and some pickles.
About Accommodation- Hotels, lodge, and Tea House are available. Most of the hotels and restaurants have Wi-Fi and hot water. If you want to purchase internet data pack you can buy an internet card but that goanna cost you little expensive.
ATMs and Bank are available in the city like Pokhara; make sure how much cash you want to carry after Pokhara.
What is AMS (acute mountain sickness) and what prevention should I take?
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is the negative health effect of high altitude. This is caused by rapid exposure to low amounts of oxygen in places of high altitude. The symptoms of AMS may include headaches, vomiting, trouble sleeping, dizziness, tiredness, etc. AMS can quickly progress to HAPE- High Altitude Pulmonary Edema which is associated with shortness of breath and HACE- High Altitude Cerebral Edema which in turn is associated with confusion and hallucinations.
- Climb slowly
- Eat crabs
- Avoid Alcohol
- Drink Water
- Take it easy
- Sleep Lower