So you have signed up for a summer adventure trekking the Best of Annapurna. Now is the time you make sure you are fit and ready in order to get maximum enjoyment out of your trek. Annapurna Circuit is a great challenge and preparation is the key to achieving your goal.
The Best of Annapurna is for sure a stunningly beautiful trek but it isn’t easy and each day you will experience some challenging terrain. You'll trek to altitudes above 3500m. The Best of Annapurna is physically demanding, you will be travelling over rugged and mountainous terrain with a sustained amount of ascent and descent on a daily basis. Make sure you are aware of the daily distances travelled and the height gain and descent so you know what to expect.
THE BEST OF ANNAPURNA IS A GRADE 4 TREK: TOUGHEST
The Best of Annapurna is described as toughest, an excellent level of fitness is needed for mountain walking with a substantial daily height gain and descent and sustained trekking over 8 to 10 days without a break.
NUTRITION AND HYDRATION
One of the most important things in addition to fitness is your nutrition and hydration during the trek. Poor nutrition and hydration can severely affect your physical performance and it is important to get your nutrition and hydration right, you will be burning lots of calories and losing essential fluid each day so it is imperative you carry the right kinds of food and enough water with you to avoid dehydration and malnutrition.
It is advisable to drink plenty of water before you sent off on each days trek so you are fully hydrated. A packed lunch can be bought from local supermarkets when staying in villages or from the accommodation if ordered the night of arrival. If you are not familiar with the kinds of food and drink that would be good when exerting yourself on a daily basis do some research beforehand and trial what works best for you.