Tips for Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trekking

Annapurna basecamp abc Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trekking is one of the most popular trekking package in Nepal. This trekking package in-fact is not only popular in Nepal but whole world. Annapurna Base Camp Trek rewards trekkers with the wonderful opportunity to stand face to face with one of the notable attraction of the Himalayan nation Nepal, Mount Annapurna. This base camp trek offers trekkers with the wonderful opportunity to be one with the nature and observe the beautiful panoramic views of the Himalayas. No wonder Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trekking is one of the most selling trekking package since, many foreigners visit Nepal only to take part in it.

Below are some of the tips that might come quite handy if you are preparing for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking in Nepal.

1. Manage Your Equipment

Various tools and equipment are necessary for trekking. You can consult with your travel and tour company or the travel guide on topic like what you’ll be needing and for what purpose. These items can be purchased or even used in rents in Nepal.

2. Protect and care your feet for wonderful trekking

Make sure to wear the footwear that are quite comfortable and designed for the purpose of  Annapurna basecamp trekking. Ensure that it is waterproof to take extra care of your feet. Heading for trekking with the uncomfortable footwear can cause blisters on the foot which will make the trekking process difficult.

3. Always bring plenty of water along yourself

I dont want to give a long lecture on benefits of drinking water. As most of the people already know about it. Always bring plenty of drinking water along with yourself while trekking. Keeping yourself hydrated is necessary while trekking but there is this other benefit as well. The higher you trek the expensive the mineral water costs. So, it is better to keep yourself well stocked and save your money.

4. Try to stay away from sun

The higher you go up the higher the chances of sunburn. Keep yourself well protected from the sun by bringing sunscreen lotions, glasses and caps to avoid direct sunlight. Exposing yourself too much on the direct sunlight will drain water from your body.

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5. Say no to ATM cards, carry hand cash

Trekking route doesn’t have ATM booth so it is better to carry hand cash. Dont carry too much just carry cash that is quite enough for your trekking.

6. Always carry spare battery protected with proper cover

The higher you trek the less electricity supply lines you’ll bet too charge your cameras. It will be better if you carry as much spare batteries for your phones and cameras. There are tea houses which do provide battery charging facilities but that is expensive.

7. Always hire a porter and a travel guide

It is always better if you hire a porter and travel guide. Porter will carry your heavy equipment and guide will show you the proper way.

8. Always plan for the extra days

Anything can happen. Your trekking schedule might be delayed for various reason like bad weather condition, a team member might get sick, your flight may be delayed. So, always make plans for the extra days and carry items that can last a bit longer than your planned trekking schedule.

Conclusion

The above mentioned tips are quite handy for the trekkers for not only in Annapurna Base Camp Trekking but also in other trekking activities. If you remember all these things then I assure you’ll have a proper and wonderful Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

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Sudip Rai is a Nepalese writer who has been contributing to travel blogs and magazines for nearly 5 years. When he’s not running up against a deadline, he enjoys watching anime and playing computer games...

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