Annapurna Base Camp Trek Foods
Trek to some of the world's highest mountains is obviously an amazing experience of a lifetime.
However, to make a successful and memorable trip, remember one of the most important factors is the foods that certainly play a vital role to complete your journey successfully, so what foods are expected to be found in this region, the food on the Annapurna Base Camp trek is very convenient and has a pretty wide selection of food items on the trekking lodges menu, the most common and hygienic meals in this region found are given below, those standards foods are being served in the Annapurna region,
Common Meal options for the breakfast: Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in this area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey, and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano!
Common Meal options for Lunch: a different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan or chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.
Common Meal options for Dinner: Momos (dumplings) different variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan, chapati bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.
On the tea houses, During the trek, you will have some options of meat items at a lower area but as you reach higher elevations there are no meat options to choose for your food as it is strongly prohibited by the local community due to various reasons. However, the meats are not on our list of recommendations since meat in the mountains such as at high altitudes is not sanitary and healthy, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking while Trekking to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
Deseret and Snack options: Apple Pie, Rice Pudding, fruit snicker or mars bar, popcorn, cakes, and pastries are available at the tea houses.
Hot Drink options: You can have a wide selection of the drink items such as black and milk coffees, black tea, mint tea, ginger tea, Green and lemon honey tea, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, and many others.
Water & Drinks during the Annapurna Base Camp Trip
You can easily purchase bottled mineral water which is safe for drinking.
The water is available everywhere at the small tea house and lodges it cost less than a dollar in the lower region and one dollar more at the higher altitude areas or other option, you can also refill the water from the taps or any water sources without paying, it's free but do not forget to purify before drinking, buy some water purification pill or electrify by Lifestraws for this sort of water proceed.
How Much Water Do I Need to Drink a day?
At least 2-4 L water per day because you need to keep your body hydrated.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Accommodations
Annapurna region is a well-established access trekking route in Nepal.
We do not need to carry any tents, there are plenty of tea houses or trekking lodges available along the way, accommodations in this region are simple but convenient.
During our 6 Days trekking trip, we will be staying at the best available tea houses which will be ensured by the company. The rooms usually come in double occupancy with a wooden bed, blankets, mattresses, pillows, and attached bathrooms but do not expect it in every place. However, the view is spectacular from everywhere. Sleep in nature!
In addition, single rooms are available in this region and provided at your request except for two places of Himalaya and Annapurna Base Camp
NOTE: Kathmandu has a wide range of luxury stars hotel selections for your stay, we would like you to choose it by yourself or, we can help you in booking the hotel accommodations for your stay in Kathmandu.
The Best Season for Annapurna Base Camp Hike
The Trekking Seasons in Nepal are largely dictated by the summer monsoon, and our Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek is no exception.
The monsoon typically lasts from June to August, and most visitors consequently choose to hike during the spring months of February to May or the autumn months of September to November.
Spring and Autumn are the best times of year to enjoy the perfect combination of comfortable temperatures and clear mountain views.
But you can hike in the Annapurnas at any time of year, and the snow-laden trails of winter are just as mysterious and evocative as the mist-shrouded hillsides of summer. Whenever you choose to travel, rest assured that Alpine Ramble Treks will put together a trekking adventure that will surpass even your highest expectations.
Safety and Satisfactions for the Annapurna base camp trip
SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.
The guided Annapurna base camp Trek is a standard package with an affordable cost that one can afford by an average traveler.
This Annapurna trekking trip will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly local trekking guides or Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the leader or guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons in the mountain.
Note: we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation kits on this trek if you have one.
However, in the emergency case scenarios due to any circumstances, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu, So this is why Travel insurance is mandatory for the safety guide positions to any treks in Nepal.
Passport & Visa requirement for Annapurna Base Camp
Traveling to Nepal is very easy for any traveler from all over the world.
Travelers need a visa to Nepal except for Chinese and Indian tourists, getting Visa for NEPAL is also very easy, you can get On AN ARRIVAL VISA at Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu arrival. Nonetheless, you need to enter Nepal within six months from the Visa-issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.
Visa Fees, forgetting the visa process of tourists there is a certain charge you need to be faced for Nepal, it's around 40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and Indian people. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you will get a free visa to enter Nepal.
Extra Personal Expenses for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
This trek is fully covered with your meals, essential trekking permits, guide, transportation, accommodations on a trek, etc.
The foods (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner), foods will be served as per the package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.
We would usually recommend our clients to hold USD5 to10 per day for the personal expenses to use on the trek, Just in case if you use the laundry, battery, Phone cell, or drinking stuff.
Travel Insurance for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
For Safety reasons, Travel insurance is very important and mandatory for any traveler to visit Nepal for trekking.
Getting travel insurance is easy online, we do not sell it but we will be happy to recommend reliable compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuations expenses it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of possibility illness will be covered.
Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that you may go wrong, it's like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Packing Lists
Trekking with a good fit of equipment makes your trek more comfortable without any fears. However, we have sorted out some of the most common and handy peace of gears that are recommended to carry,
- A few pairs of Thermal tops
- Fleece jacket
- Windcheater: waterproof shell jacket one pair
- Down jacket: It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
- Comfortable Fleece, wool trousers
- Trekking pants: at least 2 pairs
- Mittens, woolen gloves
- Warm Hiking socks
- Trekking sue with spare laces
- Pair of flip flop
- Underwears & Swiming costume
- Hiking Cotton trousers, t-shirts
- Sun hat, scarf
- Sleeping bag: ( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
- Day backpack
- Small lock for the day backpack
- Reusable water bottles: 2 letters
- Water purification tablets, electric light
- Wash towel
- Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
- Rain poncho
- Basic personal first aid kit
All above the lists of gears can easily be brought in Kathmandu on arrival, Kathmandu has a few gears door shops as they offer a good price for the trekker, the different quality from low to the high range are available!
Trekking in Annapurna with a local guide is awesome. Our experienced field leaders strongly believe that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment while trekking.
We would like all our valuable clients to follow the important role of following rules at least,
- please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
- Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.
- please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel, and dispose of rubbish
- Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.
Here, we ART involved in the Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitivity of both travelers and communities.
Transportations on Annapurna Trip
The travelers can get the good advantage of transportation from Alpine Ramble Treks as the company provides a free airport pick up on arrival and drop off at departure, as well as transfer to and from Pokhara.
Besides that, Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu has a daily flight by airplane which costs around 118-123 USD per person for one way, the flight arrangements will be happily done at extra cost at your preferences.
Note: On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative with the traditional flower or Khata then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for the city tour like Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise view tour, or any others in Nepal on request.
Annapurna Trek Booking & Payment Procedure
Alpine Ramble Treks is fully registered and authorized by the Nepal government, the company registered number is 178805/074/075.
We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, booking any treks with us is fully safe and secured, therefore, any adventure interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our ART family community, we always treat you as family members while traveling with us as we called mountain family, home away from home with us!
To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit only 20 percent of the full payment in advance in order to confirm the trip.
Your deposit helps to make the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining of the payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit card or in cash - cash would be much appreciated.
At the same time, we would also like to request you to send all the required documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.
Last-minute Booking for the trip
The last-minute trip booking is possible and it can be made by any of you through Online Booking or sending an email, message, Whatsapp, or by calling.
The last-minute booking should be at least a day before the trip gets started and for any last-minute booking, the traveler should make the full payment in order to confirm the trip for the last-minute booking. However, the last-minute booking for Bhutan and Tibet tours is not acceptable.
We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the majestic mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha, Namaste, and see you here!