Annapurna Base Camp Trek

1. A pair of crocs2. Four pair of liner socks

    Two pair for warm climate and two pair for cold climate. Trekking/liner socks are better but it is okay if you only have the normal ones.

3. Few pairs of underwear.

    There are trekking underwear that you could buy in home. They are good for other outdoor activities as well. Normal ones can be bought in Nepal.

4. A high-quality best down jackets and a down pant.

    You can buy or rent a good down jacket and a down pant in Nepal for cheap for a $1 or less per day.

5. T-shirts and trousers

    keeping in mind both cold and warm temperature you will be traversing.

6. A set of thermals.

    Or, you could layer up.

7. A light sleeping bag.

    This can be bought or rented in Nepal too.

8. A trekking pole.

    Though relatively easy, there are many ups and downs in this trek and a trekking pole can assist you. Else, you could find a sturdy stick en route and use it to support yourself.

9. Two pairs of Gloves.

    One for warm weather and one for cold.

10. A woolen hat

11. Sunglasses

12. A torchlight or a head torchlight

13. A First aid kit including Diamox and Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS)

14. Toiletries –

    Toilet paper, hand sanitizer, water purifiers, sunscreen, moisturizer, toothpaste and toothbrush.

15. A waterproof map of Annapurna Base Camp

16. Snacks you like and entertainment such as books, cards, an iPad etc.

1) How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

2) How long do we walk every day when doing Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

3) What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The highest altitude reached is 4190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

4) What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

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