Food on Annapurna Base camp Trek
Trek to some of the world's highest mountain is obviously an amazing adventure experience of a lifetime. However, the food on Annapurna Base Camp trek is very convenient and has a pretty wide selection of the food items on the trekking lodges menus, Nonetheless, the most common hygienic meals of the region are as given below, all the standards foods on the trek will be served as per the menu.
Common Meal options for the breakfast - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in Annapurna 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 – different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity 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 verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity 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 part of the trek as you reach higher places then there are no meats offer to choose as it prohibited by the local community due to some reasons. However, the meats are not our list of recommendations because the meat in the mountain such as high altitude is not sanitary and healthy, we would like to persuade you to avoid taking meat, Alcoholic drinks, and smoking while trekking.
Deseret and Snacks options,- Apple Pie, Rice Pudding, fruits snicker/ mars bar, popcorns, cakes, and pastries, etc.
Hot Drink options – This route has a pretty wide selection of the drinks items such as black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)
Water on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Buying the bottled mineral water is easy at the tea houses where you could also refill the source of water from the taps but it will be a drinkable once you have purified by putting water purification pill or electrify by Lifetraws. How Much Water Do I need to drink a day? the answer is at least 2-4 L water per of a day because you need to have stayed hydrated.
Accommodation Facts on Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna region is a well-established trekking route in Nepal where you do not need to carry the tents for the trek, the plenty of tea houses/trekking lodges are available entirely. The accommodations on the mountain are simple but convenient. During the Trek, you will be staying at the best available tea houses which will be ensured by us, The rooms come usually in double occupancy with a wooden bed, blankets, mattresses, pillows, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and the view is spectacular from your cozy hotel room.
Likewise, single rooms are available ( except Himalaya and ABC) and it will be provided for solo female travelers.
NOTE: Kathmandu has a wide range of luxury stars hotel selections for your stay, we would like you to choose it by yourself but we will be also happy to help you in booking your accommodations at your request.
Best Time to Travel on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Nepal is a landlocked country and it's an incredibly beautiful and rich country with the diversity of landscape and people. Nepal has five seasons like many other countries such as spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons there is mainly two distinct trekking season for Annapurna Base Camp or any region treks in Nepal which are autumn and spring.
Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May, the weather in this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time is fairly perfect for any treks in Nepal with the good weather and view is mind-blowing, the temperature is moderate and the sky is crystal clear. the average temperature can be 12- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature at the nighttime can drop down to 5 to - 8 degrees Celsius, Trekking in Annapurna base camp in the Spring season welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.
Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season of the year for trekking on Annapurna Base Camp, However, the Autumn includes months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 12-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease from 5 degrees C to - 0 degrees Celsius which is great for trekking.
Safety and Satisfactions on Annapurna Base Camp Trek
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 the affordable cost that one can afford by any average travelers, this trek will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly local trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the leader/ guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with 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 ones. 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 and Visa
Traveling to Nepal is very easy for any travelers from all over the world, All the traveler have required a visa except for Chinese and Indian tourists, getting Visa for NEPAL is also very easy, you can get "ON 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 into Nepal.
Visa Fees, for getting 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 India people. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you will get a free visa to enter Nepal.
Extra personal expenses on trekking
This trek is fully covered of your meals, essential trekking permits, guide, transportation, accommodations on a trek, etc, the foods (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner), the foods will be served as per package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra. We would usually recommend our clients to hold $5-10 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.
In Saftey reasons, Travel insurance is very important for any travelers to trek in the mountains, Getting travel insurance is easy through the online, we do not sale it but we will be happy to recommend reliable compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuations expense 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 may go wrong, it's like security on which you can rely on and enjoy your trip without any worries.
Packing list for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Trekking with the good fit of equipment makes your trek more comfortable with 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 buy 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/ team strongly believes 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 sensitive of both travelers and communities.
Transportations on Trek
The travelers can get the good advantage of transportation from us as we provide a free airport pick up on arrival and drop off at departure, as well as we have a free offer for Kathmandu to Pokhara and back from Pokhara to Kathmandu by comfortable tourist bus. Besides that, Kathmandu- Pokhara - Kathmandu has a daily flight by airplane which costs around $128-123 USD per person for one way, the flight arrangements will be happily done bu at extra cost at your preferences.
Note:- On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative with the traditional flower / 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.
Booking and payment process
Alpine Ramble Treks is a 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 10 % 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 cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send all the requirements documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.
The last-minute trip booking is possible and it can be made by any of you through the Online Booking or sending an email, the message, Whatsapp, or by calling. The last-minute booking should be at least a day before the trip gets started (Any dates are welcome to choose and it's guaranteed) and the full payment should be made for the last minute booking ones. Meanwhile, the last minute booking for Bhutan and Tibet tours are not acceptable.
We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the mighty mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha