Is a Guide needed for Annapurna Base Camp ?

Have you ever thought of undertaking the world’s scenic trek, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek without a guide? This is a demanding trip that trekkers want to do for a truly, rewarding experience. With stunning views the route of this trek is challenging yet easy to manoeuvre and quite straightforward. We’ve seen a few trekkers on the trail trekking independently to trek economically. But, not all trekkers prefer that. Hence, we see them hiring a guide for the trek – but why?

A guide can render safe trek

If you plan to undertake a trip to the mountains, even in case of Annapurna Base Camp, it is always prudent to have a support of a guide who knows the region like the back of his hand. Yes, there are those who do not think it’s not necessary to hire one to make it cost effective- of course we do respect their decision to do it frugally. But, here more than the cost is the value of life that should be the topmost priority. That’s our paramount concern.Read More

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What food can be eaten on Everest Base Camp?

Its every trekkers’ concern what kind of food they would be eating when trekking in to Everest Base Camp .  Most of the trekkers believe that almost every food you get in the mountains are either inedible or flat in taste since the resource has to be carried for days before reaching the villages on yaks or on backs of some strong Sherpa porter.

Anyone trekking to Everest Base Camp would be amazed to witness the variety of food available in the Everest region in spite of the absence of proper resources. You can find them delicious and healthy which have surprised the first time trekkers.  The approximate cost one has to pay for the meal: breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea en route to Everest Base Camp ranges from US$20- US$ 30 in a day.Read More

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Wi Fi and Internet: Stay connected on Everest Base Camp

It’s agreed that when you trek in the wilderness you would be drowned completely in nature. This is when you want to disconnect with the outer world to enjoy the trek to the fullest and make it memorable. Not many years ago when people trekked in the Himalayas they were entirely out of contact, but this has undergone a change.

Among the treks in the Himalayas, the Everest Base Camp trekking stands out as the sought-after trek that every avid trekkers want to do; they cannot stop praising about the trek using social media like facebook, instagram, twitter, etc. This shows very clearly that technology has crept in the mountains which have made life easy for the locals as well as trekkers to connect and be in touch via the internet. So, when one is trekking to the Everest Base Camp, one need not worry about the communication facilities available in the mountains. Many tea houses and the lodges on the trail have WiFi giving access to internet for a fee.  As you go higher the fees for Wifi and to charge the device will increase. It can range from US$ 2 to US$ 10 for an hour usage of the internet depending upon the location of the place.Read More

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Sherpas: The People of the Mountains

Sherpas are some of the most well-trained and experienced climbers in the Himalayas. Their wisdom, strength and sharp instincts—in despite of their small figure—often leads outsiders to believe they have a ‘sixth sense’ or ‘magical powers’ in these isolated places. For this reason, companies wouldn’t think of going on an expedition or trekking tour without their guidance and assistance.

Yet, if you were to ask a Sherpa about these ‘heighten instincts’, they’d respond by saying (very humbly and modestly) that they don’t possess any special powers or characteristics; rather, they simply listen to the mountains and respect the custom that She (the mountain) always decides who goes up and who doesn’t, not man.Read More

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Sleeping and Eating on ABC Trek

You’ve booked your flight, arranged your trek with a local company and are now counting down the days till you begin your adventure in the Himalayas. As you snuggle into your warm queen size bed and pull your soft duvet cover up to your nose, you begin to wonder what conditions will be like once you’re in the wilderness.

What sort of beds and accommodations are available at tea houses? Do they even have beds???

As you prepare your breakfast the next morning and replenish your rumbling belly, you begin to wonder what food will be like in the mountains.

Do they have toast and coffee? I need my morning coffee! How will I cope without my morning green smoothie?

It’s not uncommon for trekkers flying in from overseas to have concerns, or are curious to know what daily amenities are like in the mountains.Read More

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