Best Season to do the 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The spring season is the most preferred time for 9 days Annapurna base camp trek in Nepal. During the months of spring season (March- May) the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. You will experience moderate temperature, clear sky and breathtaking views the Himalayas. As this also the time for rhododendron blooms, you will be walking through the beautiful rhododendron forests. The trekking trails and the teahouses will be crowded and busy during this season. The autumn season is the best time to do the Annapurna base camp trek. During the months of autumn season (Sept- Nov) the weather is stable, with clear skies and warm days. The days are sunny and the morning and nights will be chilly. You will get the beautiful views of the breathtaking mountains throughout the trek. The trekking trails will be extremely crowded and you will be meeting trekkers from different countries.
The monsoon season is not appropriate for the 9 days Annapurna Base camp Trek. During the months of Monsoon season (June- Aug) the weather is in bad condition most of the time and the temperature is too hot. You will also experience frequent rainfalls during this season which will make the trails muddy and slippery. However, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the snowy mountains in this season and the trekking trails are less crowded. If you want to do the Annapurna base camp trek in monsoon season you need to be prepared and have right gears as it will be a bit challenging. The winter season is the coldest time in Nepal. The winter season is an off season for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. During the months of winter (Dec- Feb) the weather is extremely cold in the Himalayas. You will experience the heavy snowfalls. However, the views of the mountains are spectacular in this season. The trekking trails and teahouses are not busy during this season. You can enjoy the trek in peaceful nature in the winter. Due to the snowfalls and cold weather, it might be challenging to trek. However, if the cold weather doesn’t bother you then it is the best time for you.
Packing lists for 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Here are the lists of some of the most essential trekking equipment needed for 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek:
- Down jackets, rain coat, wind proof jacket, quick dry t-shirt
- Long sleeve shirt, trekking trousers, trekking boots, warm socks
- Hat, scarf, gloves, sunglasses, under wears
- Cell phone, cameras, torch light, power banks, water bottles
- Face wipes, quick dry towel, sanitizer, toiletries
- Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, hair brush, etc.
- Medical kits, water purification tablets
- Extra money and many other necessary personal equipment and valuable accessories.
Accommodations on 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
You will have a lot of teahouses along Annapurna base camp trekking trail with all the basic requirements you need. The rooms are small, cozy and provide comfortable beds with soft pillows and warm blankets. In most of the teahouses you will have to share bathrooms and toilets. The bathrooms and toilets will be neat and clean. Overall, the facilities are good and the warm services provided by the locals are great.
Foods on 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
You will have your breakfast, lunch and dinner in the teahouses you stayed during 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You will find varieties of food items in the menu. Dal Bhat achaar is the most preferable food. You can have foods like: noodles, soup, momos, pizzas, eggs, pasta and drinks like: ginger tea, milk tea, black tea, etc. You can choose and eat whatever you want according to your taste and preferences.
Drinking water on 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The safe drinking water is available in the teahouses and hotels during the 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You can buy the bottled water, filter water or hot water. You should carry the water purification tablets while trekking. You should drink the water from the tap only after the purification.
WIFI, electricity and hot shower facilities on 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The WIFI, electricity and hot showers are available on the teahouses during 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. At the higher altitude the electricity and WIFI is not much reliable. For the usage of the WIFI, electricity and hot shower services almost all the teahouses take extra charge.
Difficulty level of 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The 9 days Annapurna Base Camp is a moderate level of trek. You have to walk at least 7 hours a day during the trek. The trekkers have to be physically and mentally fit and determined to complete this trek. You don’t need any technical experience for the Annapurna base camp trek. The trek is physically demanding at higher altitudes so you can prepare by jogging, swimming and other exercises before the trek.
Trekking guides and porters for 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The guides and porters are very helpful and useful for the 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Welcome Nepal treks provide the best and professional trekking guides and porters for 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Travelling with the guide will be fun and easier to communicate with the locals. The guides know the best routes, locals and their cultures which will be a great advantage in the trek. Likewise, the porters will carry your heavy bags and keep them safe throughout the trek. You might face some injuries or difficulties during the trek, at that time the guides will look after you and help you. Having a guide and porter for the 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is great as you will be enjoying the trek with proper safety and security.
Trekking permits for 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The trekkers need to have two kinds of permits for 9 days Annapurna base camp trek and they are: ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management Systems) permit.
Travel insurance for 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Unpredictable incident like: natural calamities, injuries or altitude sickness might occur while trekking. So, to be safe and secured during the 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we recommend you to have travel insurance. The travel insurance should cover the medical services and emergency helicopter rescue. This will give you peace of mind and you can enjoy the trip safely.
Tips for guides and porters on 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The tips are the reward in form of money or gifts to the services provider for their great work and services. It is not mandatory while doing 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. During your trekking trip you will have a guide and porter who will help you and provide you the best services during the trek. The tipping is not compulsory for the trek but is expected by the guides and porters after providing you the best services throughout the trek. So, if you find their services good then you can tip them at the last day of trek which will make them happy. It is just a way to show that you are thankful for their hard work and services. It completely depends on your wish/ choice.
Why to do 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
The 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and beautiful treks in Nepal. The trek is an adventurous experience that takes you through hills, rhododendron and alpine forests, mountains, glacial rivers, waterfalls and pretty villages. The trek offers the stunning views of numerous mountains like: Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, fishtail, Annapurna ranges and many more. The trek brings you closer to the beautiful nature and the cultures of Annapurna region. The 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers thrilling and magical trekking experience for a lifetime within few days. Travelers visiting Nepal must do this 9 days Annapurna base camp trek.
Why Welcome Nepal Treks for 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Welcome Nepal Treks offers a wonderful 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We advise you to do the trek with us as we have the best team with an experience of more than 10 years in the field of trekking and tourism. The team is well trained, experienced and professional. We provide experienced, trust worthy, the best and professional guides and porters for your 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek. We can also customize the itinerary as per your requirements. We highly care for the safety of our customers and make them satisfied with our services. From picking up in airport, lodging, transportation to dropping at the airport for departure; everything will be done in professional ways. So, book the 9 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Welcome Nepal treks and have the best trekking experience for a lifetime.