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For the Annapurna Luxury Lodge trek, Himalayan Glacier will arrange for the Ker & Downey Lodges at all available places. While in Kathmandu, you will be staying in Kathmandu Premium Marriot Hotel and in Pokhara, you will stay at Premium Temple Tree Resort & Spa. Likewise, accommodation in Chitwan will be organized at Premium Luxury Kasara Resort. However, all accommodation will be on twin-sharing basis unless you don’t request for a single room that comes at an extra supplementary charge. We advise you to book your trip well ahead in advance given the high demand at the Ker & Downey Lodges.
Traveling in spring and fall seasons is what we recommend for best views of landscape and mountains. These two seasons in particular, offer the best weather for pleasant air flights and land transportation. During the summer and monsoon season, the trails become muddy and slippery with limited views of the mountain backdrops owing to the profuse blankets of clouds and fogs.
Annapurna Luxury Lodge trek is a relatively easy hike. The trip includes short trek at lower altitudes in Nepal. The green forests in the low altitudes Annapurna region has more oxygen level in the air, so it does not pose any threat of altitude sickness. The fitness level required for this trek is optimum as trekkers do not require technical expertise or mountaineering skills. The trek may only seem taxing because of its duration of 6-day hike with frequent uphill and downhill walks. One must be healthy and fit enough to face the challenge of trekking of minimum 5-6 hours in a day.
The weather during this trek completely varies differently in different seasons and the mountain weather is rather difficult to predict. The snow-capped Himalayan region is never really hot, not even during the summer season. Spring and fall seasons are generally considered to be the best times for doing this trek. Although it is generally cooler during the night time, the days are comparatively warmer, especially at low elevations. However, winters are relatively colder during the night time and the days can be warm if the sun is out. It is always important to make sure that you stay warm and dry in almost any weather conditions during this trek.
You will have ample opportunities to sample the local cuisines on this trip. However, you will always have an option for choose more familiar international dishes too. All the luxury lodges on this trek have top-notch chefs who prepare the highest quality of food. While on the trek, breakfast and dinner will be served from the luxury lodge menu where you have spent the night while lunch will be served on the way to the next destination.
However, only breakfast will be provided while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara. As for drinking water, we do not recommend to drink untreated water from the taps and if you wish to, then we advise to bring along purification tablets or a filter bottle to treat your water. We do not encourage the purchasing of plastic bottled water for drinking purpose to minimize the trashes in the environment. Boiled water will always be available at all places and during the trek, you may fill in your individual bottles with the boiled-cum-cooled water for drinking.
Yes, on your request during the time you book your trip with us. Do not forget to mention your special requirement of diets to our sales representative. These types of food may not always be available, so we need to manage your special request to the luxury lodges earlier.
Yes, absolutely! Under normal circumstances, all our booked trips are guaranteed to run. Please note that you will still be doing your Annapurna Base Camp trek even if other hikers cancel their trip. This is one significant reason why Himalayan Glacier is different from other operators, who usually cancel their whole trip a month or even a week before the actual trip date. We are a specialized tailor-made company, so the number of participants does not stop any of our trips. Remember to find us in case your trip has been canceled by your operator and you are in a last-minute stress so that we can assist in sorting out your trip decisions. Unless there is a situation which is out of our control such as a political riot, natural disaster, pandemic, epidemic or weather catastrophes, our trips are 100% guaranteed to run.
If you are joining a group, then you will be traveling with like-minded travelers without any age limitations. Although a previous hiking experience is not required for this trip, we always remain highly concerned about your physical and mental fitness. As far as possible, we always try to include the same age-group persons in one group so that the hiking pace among all trekkers match and it becomes easier to walk together.
Well, it depends if you are easy with or without the trekking poles. If you don’t have your trekking poles, it won’t be a problem, but when you have it with you, it will make you easy to walk in the rough ways. The pole will make your body and leg to move more safely. If, we have to recommend, then yes we suggest you to have one with you.
Depending on the nature of sickness, our trekking guide will always be alert to attend to any medical calls. Our trekking guides are fully leadership trained and intensive wilderness first aid trained. If you start feeling dizzy or weak, you need to inform him right away and he knows just the right thing for you. If the guide sees the symptoms of altitude sickness on you, he will make necessary arrangements to shift you to a lower elevation immediately.
While if the illness is quite severe, you may need for a helicopter rescue as well. So make sure, that you have your insurance covered for helicopter rescue too, apart from medical and personal losses.