Annapurna Base Camp Trek Accommodation
Annapurna base camp trek is the zenith of all treks in Nepal, and by most means, in the world as well. This amazing trek lasts roughly 10 to 14 days, and it dwells on the majestic Annapurna region, which is spread through the districts like Kaski, Lamjung, Manang, and Mustang. This trek not only shows you the lush forested trails but also gives you a deep insight into the lives of the locals.
The major concern of people taking this Annapurna Base Camp trek is where they will be staying?
This question is asked at least a hundred times during the commencement of the trek. This blog aims to thoroughly discuss that topic. While doing the Annapurna base camp trail, there are many accommodation facilities available. These are inscribed below.
A majority of the treks leading to the Annapurna region involves a quick stay in the major cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu. During your time here, you will mostly stay in a hotel. The major cities have 3-star and 5-star hotels, which you can choose from depending on your budget. These hotels are filled with facilities like spacious rooms and top-notch private facilities. A few extra cashes can provide you with comfy beds, electric pillows, and a hot shower too. The facilities may be great but tend to be a bit heavy on the pocket.
One of the increasing trends in the Annapurna region and throughout Nepal is the trend of a teahouse. It simply means spending the night in a house of the local people of the region. On the trekking trail, you can see small settlements. The teahouses are managed by the locals and although not as classy as hotels, they contain necessary items like shower and solar lamps. There is a very less possibility of finding WiFi here, so brace yourself accordingly. The teahouses here don’t have the facility of a private washroom, and in some parts, you’ll have to use the squat toilet instead of the western toilet.
Teahouse accommodation is a much suitable option for any type of traveler as it is relatively cheaper in comparison to private hotels. Furthermore, you will get the opportunity to interact with the locals there, and learn a thing or two about their culture. Gurungs and Chhetris live in Ghorepani and Ghandruk whereas in Manang and Mustang, you can find Thakali people. An unmatched feeling of homeliness and good food is what makes the Teahouse accommodation.
As you head to the rural parts of the Annapurna region, you won’t find any sort of settlement for miles. In such cases, the only option available is to use a camp. If you are traveling with a travel agency, then you won’t have to worry about carrying tents as the porter will do it for you. The places where you must camp are in Machhapuchhre base camp and Annapurna base camp. In these places, there are no settlements so you have to camp. Carrying the camping equipment along the way is quite bothersome, but if you want an extreme wilderness experience, then this is the road to take.
Some basic information:
There is no fixed set of pricing for the teahouses in Annapurna, but there are price ranges for hotels and lodges in the main cities. In the peak season, the prices of hotels, lodges, and teahouses are comparatively higher than normal. You must not hesitate to pay a bit extra in case this happens. The price of food in teahouse may seem a bit more, but it is expected as it lies in rural parts. Be sure to carry spare change as there are no ATM facilities in the trail. Respect the local people and their way of life.