adventure to the world's tenth highest Annapurna base camp within a sanctuary hidden between mighty peaks
Explorer Adventure offers Annapurna Base Camp Trekking with a difference where interested trekkers can join in this great mountainous journey of little more than a week duration adventure, leading you to the heart of mighty Mt. Annapurna base camp with a breath-taking panorama of mountains that you have ever imagined.
Mt. Annapurna stands as world's tenth highest mountain above 8,091 m high, one of the toughest peaks to challenge, first climbed by French Expeditions lead by Maurice Herzog on June 3rd, 1950 the first 8,000 meters mountains ever to be conquered even before Mt. Everest was summated in 1953.
Annapurna the name comes from an ancient Hindu Sanskrit word that means Food /Crops enough, as the mountain provides glaciers to feed the rivers which irrigate the crops fields yielding good harvest for all people with sufficient food, hence the word ‘Anna for crops’ and ‘Purna as Enough’.
Annapurna is dedicated to the Goddess of harvest which one can visit the temple of Annapurna located in the heart of Kathmandu at Ason market, a great meaningful name for a mountain that you will certainly enjoy in our fascinating Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.
Annapurna Base Camp Trekking starts with a drive from the capital Kathmandu heading Mid West city at Pokhara one of the leading tourist destinations in all Himalayas, a place famous for its spectacular scenery of Annapurna Himalaya and Machapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ which reflects on its serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes.
Walking with a short drive from Pokhara and then heading straight towards Annapurna base camp and scenic Sanctuary where walk leads to large Gurung village at Chomrong with time to witness the local culture of great interest, and then following the raging Modi River right up to its glacial source at Annapurna Base Camp at the height of 4,130 m high offering a grand panorama of its surrounding close peaks.
An adventure to Annapurna base camp trekking one of the few high treks in Himalaya with no problem of catching AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) as walk leads slowly and gradually with time to get acclimatize on walks and overnight at nice lodges.
After reaching the heart of Annapurna at base camp and beautiful sanctuary enclosed and hidden between giant peaks, our return trek from Chomrong onwards leads back to Pokhara via other different scenic routes and ends at picturesque Pokhara on completing a fabulous and magnificent Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.
Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.
Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.
Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.
Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.
Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………
On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.
All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.
Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.
Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.
Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.
We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).
High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.
Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.
To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.
The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.
On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.
The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb
Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.
This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma).
Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.
Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.
In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.