Normally booking the Annapurna Base Camp trek online in the Local trekking agency can charge USD 1000 to USD 1300 for 12 to 13 days which is completely cheaper than the cost of booking in the bigger international trekking agency.
It is little difficult to answer the direct about how much does it takes to trek the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the cost of the trek depends on who long you will trek and in which season you want to Trek Annapurna Base Camp.
Normally Annapurna Base camp Trek takes around 12-14 days and also the cost depends on the online booking or the travel agency you wants to enjoy the trek.
Before booking the trek just keep in the mind that the local trekking agency is very expert and trustworthy and arrange your trip perfectly.
So choose the local agency rather than the international trekking agency and also selecting the trip with the local agency can make your price cheaper and also helps in the local economy.
The prices normally include all the permits, Kathmandu to Pokhara single way flight and also include the cost of the accommodation, meals, and cost of guide and porters. But the price doesn't include the cost of insurance, visa fee, and your trekking equipment. The benefit of booking the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is that you will have the pre-arranged trip, you will literally arrive in the Kathmandu on the day and can ahead to the trip next day.
The cost of the Annapurna base camp is reasonable and cheaper because the trek is very achievable.
Annapurna Base Camp trek is the frequently trekking destination in Nepal, with the gorgeous views of the mountains including the Annapurna massif, Mt Machhapuchhre, Mt Himchuli, and other surrounding peak and also lead to the back of the world 10th highest mountains. your trek starts from the Pokhara- the lake city of Nepal and also offer the different adventure activities and beauty of nature. You will cross the many typical village en-rich with culture and tradition like Ghorepani, Chhorong and many more, you will also cross the Poon hill- the viewpoint of the Annapurna region offers you the stunning views of the surrounding peaks like mt Manaslu, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, and Mt Machhapuchre, Mt Himchuli and many more.
The best time to trek the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is in Spring and Autumn season where the spring season includes the months of March, April and May and Autumn season include the September, October, and November. You will enjoy the fresh mountains environments with clear crystal skies, you can also encounter many typical villages and familiar with their local's festivals, and there is less chance of disturbance by the natural calamities.
Where the monsoon season includes the months of June, July, the Aughts and winter season include December, January, and February, in this season the views of the mountains can be blocked by the clued skies, high chance of rainfall in summer season and snowfall in the winter season. But if you want to enjoy the peaceful trekking without any crowded disturbance then trekking in this season is very cool and beautiful.
Some things like the permits and cost of Pokhara flight may not be mentioned so you should be clear about the things include and excluded before booking Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
While booking the trek you may see many agencies providing Annapurna circuit trek in very low cost it many you may not get the good service and facilities, you may not enjoy the comfortable for trekking with them. So before booking the trek please make sure you are booking your trip with the right agency.
Cost of the porter and guide for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek is very classic and moderate and everyone can enjoy and collect lots of experience and memories while trekking Annapurna base camp with the pleasure of nature. But if there are some professional people to advise so about the trek then you will have an easy and comfortable walk up to your destination.
During the trekking periods, it will not be easy and possible to do everything by yourself such as taking permit everywhere, searching good teahouse and lodge for your comfortable accommodation and also if you face many difficulties and problems then there will be a professional guide standing for your to help so experience professional guide is recommended.
On average, the cost of hiring the Professional guide includes around USD 30 To 20 which include the guide accommodation, food, and insurance. And the cost of a porter can cost around USD 15 to 20. Porters help you to carry your luggage around 15 Kg.
So for the safe and the beautiful journey we recommend you to hire a professional guide and porter.
Accommodation cost for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Most of the teahouse in the popular trekking region like Annapurna, Everest, and Langtang region have the teahouse accommodation and provides with bedding and food. The teahouse in this region provides you with basic accommodation and food services with a beautiful mountain environment.
The cost of the teahouses depends on the remoteness and the altitude of the place with the standard of the room and other services it provides.
Over the past few years, the teahouse standard has been improved and also offer many facilities. you can see many teahouses in the lower region and also in the high altitude. But if your plan to trek in the Peak season then you may have to face some difficulties related to the room and accommodation like you may have to share your room with your friends or may not get the private book so for enjoying the private room services then you should book the room in advance with paying higher rates. And only a few teahouses will provide you rooms with the attached bathrooms, however, only some of the teahouses shared the washing and toilet facilities. so the things you should remember is that single room is not easily available in Kathmandu and trekking region at the lower elevation but it might be difficult to find the room at the higher elevation. Normally accommodation ranges from USD 3 to 5 per night.
Meal cost for Annapurna Base Camp Trek
During the adventure hike to the Annapurna Base Camp, you will enjoy the typical Nepali Food and mountain food and other traditional cuisine and also international cuisines like Indian, Italian, and Continental. In the case of the meals you can have a wide variety of the menu and can make your own choice available there in the Kathmandu and Lower altitude area. And also you will enjoy the farewell dinner after complete of the Annapurna Base Camp. But while on the trek, you may not get the wide variety of the menu and you will have the breakfast and dinner at the same teahouse or lodge where you spend the night and lunch on your next stop or destination.
You will see an increase in the altitude the cost of the prices of the good in double or more then you buy in the lower altitude. So the cost of the meal is also double then you pay in the Kathmandu or lower altitude. You may pay around USD2-3 in lower altitude but in the higher altitude, you may have to pay around USD 4-5 per meal on a daily basis. But it would be according to your choice of appetite.
Transportation cost for the Annapurna Base Camp trek
Annapurna Base Camp Trek starts and ends in Kathmandu which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Nepal. The means of transportation are aircraft, Private vehicle, and tourist bus. Normally pick up and drop from the airport to hotel and hotel to the airport will be done by the private car with Nepal Hiking Trek representative. You will drive to the Pokhara by the private car or bus. You have also an alternative option to travel Pokhara by flight, but driving to the Pokhara will save your expenses. From Pokhara, you will drive to Nayapul and starts your adventure walk to the destination. After finishing your walk you will return back to Kathmandu by taking the same route again by taking a tourist bus from the Pokhara to Kathmandu.
Permits Cost for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Generally, you will require a permit to enter the Annapurna Area. There are two types of permits you will need to success the Annapurna base Camp they are TIMS (trekking Intelligent Management system) card and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation area permit. Their permits are available in Kathmandu, Pokhara or Nayapul (base or lower village for the trek). The permits cost of Green TIMS for the individual trekkers will be about USD 30 per person and Blue TIMS card for the group trekkers will be USD 10 per person.
Trekkers can apply for the permits with two passport size photograph. The permit fee for the SAARC countries is only NPR 200, but the nation rather than the SAARC countries are NPR 2000. The permit you mad is valid for a single entry only and you must carry during the entire trail and shoe to the concerned person at every check post. The permit you made is not-transferable and non-refundable. If you forget to carry your permit then you should make the permit nearby the Check post which may cost higher than making in the lower altitude.
Other necessary costs for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Besides these above give cost, there are some other additional costs which you should consider while preparing your budget. Being at the high altitude region for a quite long time, you will need some portable solar charger or portable power bank or charging your electronic gadget such as Camera, mobile phone or anything will cost a few more dollars then that you buy in the lower altitude.
During your trekking periods, you may not get the hot water shower in the higher altitude or not get the chance to take the full bath or shower every day. It is not just practical, obviously, you will get a smelly measure of the lack of the shower every day. So you can use the other alternatives like wet wipes and use it instead of the shower. Somewhere you may get the host water shower but you may have to pay more for it so, to control the expenses the using of the wet wipes is the best solution to the problems.
In the lower altitude lodges provide you with a good blanket but as you go higher altitude towards the base camp there is very limited if the teahouse and lodges and services, trekking in the peak season you may not get the room for spending the night. If you lucky get the room but you may not get the good blanket to feel warm, if you want extra blanket then you may have to pay accordingly, so trekkers are expected to have a good sleeping bag.
Tips are generally expected by your professional guide and porter but it is not mandatory but giving some tips to make your guide and porter happy and satisfy.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route
Annapurna Base Camp is the legendary and classic trek located in the Annapurna region and begins the trek from the Kathmandu city- the capital of the Nepal and also called as the City of the lake, with the breathtaking sightseeing tour around the cultural heritage listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites including the famous Hindus temple Pashupatinath, Changu Narayan Temple, Buddhist stupa including Swyombhunath, Boudhanath and city old palace complex like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square and many more a drive to the Pokhara which takes around 5-6 hours . Pokhara is also known as the Beautiful Lake city to Nayapul then you will hike through the Machhapuchhress Himal enjoying the extraordinary snow-capped views, you will also cross the green forest, fertile terraced farmland and many colorful villages you will get the chance to encounter hospitable ethnic communities that include the Gurung, Magars, and Thakali whose warm hospitality, enjoying the mountain flora and fauna you will reach to the Annapurna Base Camp. While walking to the destination you will also cross the Machhapuchher Base Camp. Enjoying the beautiful snow-capped mountain you will return back from the Annapurna Base Camp following the same route.
Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek
- Mountain flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu city- the city of the temple.
- Explore the Pokhara city-the lake city of Nepal and drive to Nayapul- the gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.
- Explore the Machhapuchre Base Camp
- Walk through the dense green vegetation, crossing the tropical and sub-tropical forest of pine and blooms rhododendrons, crossing the typical scattered forest of the Gurung and Magar are the beautiful experience of the trek.
- Backdrop views of the snow-capped mountains including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchre, Himchuli, and other surrounding peaks.
- Explore the Poon Hill- the attractive view-point of the Annapurna region offers the breathtaking views of the sunshine and sunset over Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre. Himchuli and other surrounding peaks.
- Enjoy the melody sound of varied ranges of the birds during the walk.
- If you are lucky you might encounter the musk deer, Snow-leopard and other endangered animals in the Annapurna Conservation Area.
Annapurna Base Camp Trek difficulty
Annapurna base camp trek is very legendary and quite challenging trek which takes your through the beautiful wonders of nature, walking the Terrance farm and scattered village of the Gurung and Magar. Annapurna base camp is little in altitude it means you should be prepared for the altitude sickness, should have the quite physical fitness for the trek.
the major problems you will face during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is:
Altitude sickness is also known as mountain sickness. In other words, altitude sickness refers to the group of the disease and problems stick at a time while hiking or walking too quickly.
Some major symptoms of the altitude sickness are:
- Fatigue or nausea
- Loss of appetite
- Loss of energy
- Difficult in breathing
Some preventative measure of the altitude sickness are:
- Strats your journey from the 10,000 feet and if you have to drive or fly at the high altitude then stop at the lower altitude stop for 24 hours to get familiar with their atmospheric pressure.
- If you feel quite good walking at 10,000feet then only add additional 1000 feet and after covering the 3000 feet don't forget to take plenty of rest to keep your body far from the altitude problems.
- Climb high and sleep at the low altitude means if you hike around 1, 000 feet per day then make sure to sleep at the lower altitude.
- Avoid the alcohols, tobacco and other drugs like sleeping pills while hiking the Annapurna Base Camp.
- Always drink 4-5 liters per day to make your body hydrated and safe from the altitude sickness.
- Carry some bars and chocolates while hiking or climb, it provides your body with the extra energy.
- If you get the symptoms of the altitude sickness then don't get hesitate to share with your guide to give you the quick medical treatment.
Best season for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost
The cost of the Annapurna base camp trek is different when trekking in the different season as, trekking in the peak season if you may pay some extra then trekking in another season. The peak season in the high altitude is Spring and Autumn season.
Spring season includes the months of the March, April, and May. This season comes after the winter season it means trekking in this seasons offers you the cool environment. You can encounter the green vegetation and newly born leaves and flowers with add glory on your trek, with the green vegetation you can also be familiar with the Gurung and Magar. Many trekkers visit Annapurna base camp during the spring season due to the clear skies, beautiful green vegetation and stunning views of the snow-capped mountains.
the trial gets crowded, you may not get the room at the high altitude. The package of the trek during the spring season also get little increase than another season, you may have to share your rooms with your friends and you may not get the luxury rooms, you may have to adjust with your friends in the single rooms.
So advance booking is a good option to get rooms at high altitude in this season.
Autumn season includes the months of September, October, and November. This season comes after the rainy season it means trekking in this season offer you the beautiful and dust free environment. You can encounter the endangered birds and animals of the Annapurna conservation area. You can also explore the typical Nepali village en-rich with local culture and tradition, familiar with the cultural festivals of the locals, the skies are very clear with beautiful mountain surrounding and fresh environment many trekkers are attracted to trek in the Autumn season.
The trial got crowed being the peak season. The itinerary package of the trek during the autumn season gets increased compared to the winter and rainy season and also you may get difficult for getting the room is these season due to a large number of visitors. So you may have to share your rooms with your colleagues.
In the autumn season, advance booking option helps you to get the room but never expect the luxury room in this season.
Monsoon season is also known as the rainy or summer season. Monsoon season offers you the fresh and dust free environment you can enjoy the gorgeous view of the snow-capped mountains. The trial is less travel in this season it means you can enjoy the peaceful and green vegetation environment without any disturbance. But leches and bugs can disturb you and also trial get slippery so you should be prepared for it if you trek in this months.
Due to the less traveled trek, the itinerary packages of the trek is less expensive than trekking in the Winter and Spring season. You will not have to face the difficulties related to getting the single rooms in this season. The teahouse you spend the night also gives you a certain discount on your food and accommodation.
But if you plan to trek in the monsoon season, then you should be well prepared for it.
Winter season include the December, January, and February months. Winter season comes after the autumn season. Trekking in the winter season offers the cool environment. The temperature is below the zero degree Celsius in the night and usually reach the freezing point during the morning and evening. The views of the snow-capped mountain are very beautiful in this season. But the route in the high altitude get blocked due to the heavy snow-falls, some teahouse and lodges also get closed in the high altitude.
Other then this, the package during the winter season is less expensive compared to trekking in the Autumn and spring season. You will find a single room easily in the higher altitude with good accommodation and food service. The teahouse will also give you the room with quite a good discount.
Note: you should be well prepared for trekking Annapurna Base Camp in the winter season, make sure to include all the necessary goods and equipment.
If you are planning to trek the Annapurna Base Camp Trek then the budget is different then the database issues. To clear the issues we have included all the cost needed for the trek. The cost of the trek depends upon the standard and facilities and also differ as the season you choose to trek. Annapurna base camp trek is a very popular and challenging trek, as you decide to trek in peak season you have to pay more then if you trek in spring and winter season. The costs of the good get increase as you increase the walk in the altitude so be good preparation for all these things so that you may not face any difficulties related to your budgets and equipment.
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