How difficult is the Annapurna Sanctuary hike? Who can join?
Annapurna I (8,091m), the 10th highest mountain in the world, and the expedition to its base is a trip of a lifetime that is extremely irresistible. This epic trip to Annapurna sanctuary is another rewarding trek that offers panoramic mountain views, fabulous forested trails, and villages with dominant ethnic tribes called Gurungs, whose sincerity and loyalty are evident in the history of British Gorkhas. It is a moderate trek and is achievable for anyone with sound fitness. Though a moderate trek, some pre-physical training certainly helps. Besides, our itineraries are intended to make the trip more pleasing than building any grounds for energy draining.
Is it the same destination as both Annapurna Sanctuary and ABC trek?
Yes, these are simply two names for the same trekking destination of Annapurna base camp which is a great mountain sanctuary thus known as Annapurna sanctuary.
What are the mountains that we can see from the Annapurna Sanctuary Excursion?
You’ll see the Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Ghandrabha Chuli, Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Annapurna Fang, Fishtail, Tent Peak, and Annapurna III.
Annapurna sanctuary Hiking difficulty?
The trek to Annapurna Sanctuary is a medium-grade adventure because we’ll get a maximum height of 4130m. So if you can walk 6 hours on average a day and your body is healthy enough to cross 4000m, you can do it easily. Finally, it’s the medium-grade difficulty.
Does any groundwork required for this Sanctuary trek?
Annapurna base is a moderate trek suitable for an average person with sound fitness. Though trekking involves a tremendous amount of up and down walking with gain or loss in altitude yet no previous wide-ranging experience is needed for this hiking trip to Annapurna. However, we suggest that it is not appropriate for someone with very weak ankles, knees, heart, or lung problems, and for all these the necessary pre-check-up and consent from your doctor are mandatory. Though our itineraries are so designed to set the grounds for possibility yet we recommend some pre-physical training prior to your arrival in Nepal. The recommendation for the best preparation would be everyday undulating walking with the amount of weight you are thinking of carrying while on your trek which will certainly add up to your self-reliance.
Will I be at risk of altitude sickness at this Annapurna Sanctuary?
Regulus Nepal's Annapurna sanctuary itinerary is intended to make it physically effortless via the most beautiful Poonhill and the gain in altitude is very gradual. So far there has been no record of altitude sickness with us other than mild food poisoning issues due to new diets. Besides, we provide medically professional leaders with medications, oxygen cylinders with a regulator, and oxygen chamber bags to deal with any altitude-related or mountain ailments. Besides, your leader will put forth some basic guidelines in terms of choosing food or getting away with altitude sickness and other related ailments while trekking for precautions.
How many hours per day do you walk?
Usually around 6/7 hours excluding lunch. Since Annapurna trekking is a moderate trek with a reasonable walk every day it is less exhausting. However, the walking time difference varies as we allow you enough time to set up your own pace with multiple breaks in between to make every day more entertaining. We usually start early so that you could reach the destination on time leaving you enough time to explore and enjoy the serenity of the place.
Do I need to have travel insurance for emergencies for this trip?
We strongly suggest you have an all-inclusive travel insurance policy covering all the aspects of your adventure though we ensure you that there would be hardly any evacuations or any health catastrophe as your leader is medically trained and has ample knowledge to deal with any life-threatening situation. But it's always wise to have insurance as your backup for just in any case though it is not mandatory to have the insurance to join the Annapurna Sanctuary trek.
What about a drinking water facility?
With no hidden costs our staff will supply you with appropriately boiled water every morning and evening because of environmental concerns we very strongly oppose the use of plastic mineral water bottles. We suggest you bring at least 2 metal or plastic Nalgene bottles so that you can have enough to last the duration of the day. With minimum charges, the tea houses along the way always supply you with properly boiled water in case you run out. Besides the hot water, we fill up in the night after dinner does really serves as a hot pack that you can use in your sleeping bag and can still drink in the morning when it's still warm.
Can I charge my devices and have hot showers on the Annapurna Sanctuary trip?
The charging privilege for any of your electronic devices is possible only in a few settlements on this Annapurna trip because not every settlement has the privilege of hydroelectricity and whoever has it is only reliable during post-monsoon season. During pre-monsoon when the water level is below maximum they have power cuts. Some have solar charging facilities which may not be very reliable as well. So it is always wise to carry some extra batteries or fully charged power bank batteries since your batteries run out pretty quickly in the cold. Availability of hot showers may be on and off during the trek and also your leader may restrict you from having the shower at higher elevation settlements regarding the health issues.
Can we customize the private Annapurna Sanctuary adventure?
Yes with Regulus Nepal reserves the right to modify the itinerary as per the time convenient and the level of fitness. Regulus Nepal has always been unbeaten in customizing trek for clients as per their requirements. The whole Annapurna sanctuary adventure trip can be shortened by 2 / 3 days too.