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Annapurna trek FAQs

17 Mar 2021 Santosh Gauli

Annapurna trek FAQs

Annapurna trek FAQs give you the right direction with authentic information if you read it before you begin your Journey. The frequently asked questions, here we have made is not just estimation because before we write it down, we have consulted with experienced Mountain guide and previous clients. In this FAQs blog post we try to include all essential information based on reality.

Annapurna region is the popular legendry trekking destination in Nepal, and it is located in the central Himalayas. further, the region is filled up with various landscapes, mixed culture, sky-touching Mountains, and numerous flora and faunas. The Annapurna region offers many trekking destinations as per your time, budget, and physical status. However, it is Nepal’s 2nd popular area where thousands of people trek every day.

Here we have the most searchable questions about Annapurna Trek which is known as Annapurna trek FAQs

Where are Annapurna region treks located?

The Annapurna region treks located in the central Himalayas of Nepal. And  It northwest of Kathmandu. This region lies in the massif Annapurna conservation area which contrasts between 160-230 km.

How hard is Annapurna Region Trekking?

Annapurna region is the most popular trekking region of Nepal. It is a Moderate to adventure type of trekking area so, your Physical fitness is mandatory to complete the trek. There are so many choices of trekking Routes in the Annapurna region thus, as per your time, Budget, and interest you can choose your trekking path. However, in this region, you can trek a minimum of 2 days up to 25 days as per your desire.

How much does it cost to make Annapurna trekking?

The cost of the Trekking price will depend on the Travel Company you choose to go with. In the case of Annapurna region, there are so many trekking routes and all of them takes different time to complete. However, The quality of the Hotel in the city, the Mode of Transpiration, the Number of guides and Porters, the standard of the Travel agencies will determine the price. Just as an idea for the Annapurna trek here is the list-

Trek without guide- 25-30 USD a day per person

Package Trek with guide/Porter and food- 50 -60 USD a day per person

Additionally, if you are more than 10 people in the group, you will have a discount offer that you can consult with your travel agency.

Can we hike for 5 days in Annapurna region?

Yes, you can trek to Annapurna within 5 days. There are several trails such as Mardi Himal trek, Ghorepani poon hill trek, Royal trek, Siklish trek, Machhapuchhre model trek, Ghandruk trek etc. Although, the Annapurna region is quite big where there are many trails for hiking. You can spend 2 days hike up to 1 month in the Annapurna region.

What are the most popular trekking routes in Annapurna region?

There are many trekking routes but some of the most popular trekking routes are:

  • Annapurna Circuit trek/Annapurna round trek,
  • Tilicho Lake with Annapurna Circuit Trek,
  • Khayer Lake trekking,
  • Nar Phu Valley trekking,
  • Annapurna base camp trekking,
  • Ghorepani trekking,
  • Mardi Himal trek.

Which is the most popular Mountain peak in Annapurna region?

Incredible Annapurna Mountain view at ABC-4160M

Annapurna region offers the magical Central Himalaya of Nepal. The most popular mountains are Mt. Dhaulagiri(8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I(8,091m), Mt. Machhapuchhre(6,993m), Gangapurna(7,455m), Annapurna II(7,934 m) Annapurna III(7555m), and Annapurna south(7219m).

How long is Annapurna Region Trek?

Annapurna region trek period depends on the trekking route you choose. As per your time, you can customize your trekking trip, so 2 days hike to 30 days trek can be done in the Annapurna region. The most visited trails are the Annapurna circuit trek takes 14 days, the Mardi Himal trek takes 5 days, and the Ghorepani trek takes 7 days.

What types of path do we get during the Annapurna region trek?

The Lower loop of Annapurna region offers very easy trail where there are short ascending and short Descending. Similarly, when we trek over 3000m than the trails get slight difficult that you have to walk on the rocky path, in the deep gorge, in to the alpine zone, suspension bridges etc. However, if you have few weeks train before heading to Annapurna region you can trek in the Annapurna region easily.

What are the most important factors to complete the trek?

The most important factors of your trip are your sincerity, care, accurate itinerary, experience guide, few weeks of training before the trip and strong porter, enough trekking gear, and legal documents.

What kind of Accommodation and food we get in Annapurna region trek?

Annapurna region is the most popular trekking destination and it is first started in the 1970s. When trekkers and climbers started to visit the Annapurna region after the 1970s there were huge improvements to Tea House and Lodges. Each and every decade there are many cozy Guest Houses are added and now you have many choices of Tea houses and Lodges with well-furnished rooms.

In this region, there are many restaurants along the trails with a delicious food menu. The local people are friendly and they serve food any time you want through the menu. On the menu, there so many choices of food but the most popular food in the mountain are Nepali Dhalbhat, Fried Noodles, fry rice, Momo(Dumpling food), pasta, Pizza, choices of soup, bread, local bread, Chapati, set breakfast, fried potato with cheese, etc. additionally, the lower loop of Annapurna region offers proper meal because there are well-managed restaurants now.

Which month is the best Annapurna region?

The best time in the year is the autumn season (Sep. –Nov.) and Spring Season (March to May). These two seasons offer stunning snow cover mountain view under the crystal clear blue sky, further, you will have a mild temperature, no risk of landslide, no risk of avalanches are the best part of these seasons.

In General, during the season of autumn, you have an even more clear view, wonderful green scenery, various waterfalls. There are several short treks such as Mardi Himal, Ghorepani poon hill, Ghandruk trek, etc where you can trek all months of a year.

Do we need Insurance?

Insurance is not mandatory, but having them is the safest way to do the trek the Himalaya. If you are doing lower loop Annapurna trek below 5 days, you can skip the insurance but above 5 days trek in Annapurna insurance is recommended.

Is there Mountain sickness problem in Annapurna region?

Yes, there are several routes where you may get altitude mountain sickness (AMS), but generally out of 100% about % people get Mountain sickness. If you are trekking to Annapurna circuit trek, Narphu valley trek, Upper Mustang trek, you may get mountain sickness otherwise, you don’t need to scar very much.

Is Guest Houses and Lodges provides electricity and Wi-Fi services?

Yes, most of the Guest Houses and Lodges provide electricity where you can charge your electrical devices. Some lodges might charge small money for that charging service thus; you better ask they charge money or not before you charge your devices. Next, at every lodge now there are Wi-Fi services but Wi-Fi might not work everywhere because of higher altitude and geographical features. Mostly, in the lower area below 3000m, you can have better Wi-Fi service than the rest we never sure.

Can I trek to Annapurna region for the very first time?

Yes, you can do trek in the Annapurna region even if you had not done any trips before. The fact is that in the Annapurna region there are some easy to moderate types of trek where you don’t have a risk of AMS and the trails are well managed so you can make it for example; Ghorepani Poon hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Ghandruk trek, Dhampus hike, and Australian camp hike could be your best place to hike.

What about drinking water in Annapurna trek?

In Annapurna region most of the places you can by mineral water bottle but few places are water bottle band area still you can buy boiled filter water. Along the path in Annapurna region, there are plenty of local restaurants where they sale bottle of water. If you are budget trekkers you are recommend to carry some water purification tablets because there are many sources of water and just drink it with purified tab.

What the average walk during the day?

In general, every day you have to walk for about 4 to 7 hours. If you are physically fit or have many walking experiences then that estimated time could be done within lesser time, however, 4 to 7 hours of the walk is the average walking hours in the Annapurna region.

What about Hot shower in the trek?

Nowadays, almost every lodge in the Annapurna region they have hot shower services but a small one only needs to be paid for using that service. There is a specific place where you can have a hot shower which is sharing with other trekkers, which means in your room you don’t get a hot shower. When you are above 4000 m high, you probably don’t need a hot shower for few days but if needed you can have a bucket of hot water.

What should I carry with me for trekking?

In the Mountain, you can’t buy trekking gears so all your essential gears you should buy in Kathmandu or Pokhara. In general, you should have a sleeping bag, down jacket, trek paints, touch light, sandals, pair of T-shirts, pair of Sucks, trekking shoes, hat, sunglasses, sunblock cream, walking sticks, etc. for more details visit through this link here.

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