Annapurna base camp trek budget and cost in details

Posted by Edin Andrew on March 17th, 2020

Are you wondering to know about the Annapurna base camp trek budget and cost details? The cost will defer as you choose the different packages from the services. However, every trekking company in Nepal provides the best and reasonable price for the ABC trek. Factors that determine the Annapurna Base trek are accommodation, several travelers, flight cost, vehicle cost, etc.  

Off curse, everybody wants to know while starting a journey to Annapurna base camp trek (ABC). Annapurna base camp trek is the second popular trekking trail in Nepal. Along the trail in high season, trekkers make a traffic jam because of the spectacular beauty of nature and Himalayan view. 

ABC trek is a more reasonable and cheaper trekking destination than the Everest region trek and other restricted areas. On Annapurna base camp trek, the cost will differ from the different company policies and services. For example, 7 days Annapurna Base Camp trek cost 599USD per person starting from Pokhara to Pokhara. 

The season will also play a vital role in cost. The autumn and spring are the best seasons for the trek in ABC. During the high season, travelers crowed along the trekking trail. Due to the peak season, there is a chance to increment of accommodation, flight, and service charges. 

If you are trekking in the off-season, you will get the discount offer. The summer and winter season are the off-season trekking in Nepal. At this time, few numbers of a traveler along the trek. A traveler was looking for special offers for the adventurous journey. So you have a group trekking, we will provide special discount offers too. 

How much does it cost to Annapurna base camp trek?

The cost will vary and depends on trekking company services because of the providing services and include/excludes on the trip. Trekking in Annapurna base camp is cheaper than the Everest base camp. Generally, The range of cost USD 800 to USD 1200 depends upon the time frame within a 7-10 days program. 

If you are looking at budget travel, it will be a lower price. The price will differ guide or porter guide service. On this trip, you have to pay -30 per day for the guide service, but if you also want to hire porter, it will add more. The trek you will do with a group and porter and guide service charge will be divided with the group. It will be a discount service for the traveler.

Outline itinerary of the Annapurna base camp trek

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu (1345M) 

Day 02 Drive to Pokhara (900M) from Kathmandu: 6-7 hour drive

Day 03 Drive to Phedi (1010m) and trek to Dhaurali: 35-minute drive and 3-4 hour walk

Day 04 Trek to Chomrong (2140m): 6-7 hour walk

Day 05 Trek to Bamboo (2335m) via Sinwa: 5-6 hour walk 

Day 06 Trek to Deaurali (3100m) via Dhovan and Himalaya: 5-6 hour walk

Day 07 Trek to ABC (4130m) via Machhapuchere base camp (3700m): 4-5 hour walk

Day 08 Trek back to bamboo: 6-7 hour walk

Day 09 Trek to JhinuDanda: 5-6 hour walk

Day 10 Trek to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara: 4-5 hour walk or all the way to drive to Pokhara

Day 11 Fly to Kathmandu: 25-minute flight 

Day 12 Departure  


The difficulty of Annapurna base camp trek

Annapurna base camp trek is the moderated and adventurous level of trekking trail. The trekking trail starts from the lower elevation and gradually leads to our higher altitude. Generally, we hope you will not face any difficulty along the trek because of the adjustment of the new environments. 

If you are a beginner, somehow, you will feel some challenging part of the high altitude trek. While starting a journey, you have to conform to the walking speed and routine activities or not. But those who have an experience or strong mentality will easily achieve the goal of ABC trek. 

Physically fit, and a healthy person can join this trek if not any heart-related problem. The trek flows the trail more ups and downhill with rocky trekking trail in the Himalayan range.  


Here we listed some difficulty during trek:

  • Weather and temperature 
  • Altitude sickness
  • Duration of trek
  • Trekking trail


Best time to trek the Annapurna base camp

As we look upon the weather condition in Nepal, here we divide four seasons of the year. Each season has a different feature to travel in the Annapurna region trek.

As we like to suggest, our guest spring and autumn are the perfect seasons to visit in the Himalayan range. In these seasons, the weather is stable, and a clear sky reflects the astonishing beauty of the landscape and chain of mountains. 

The spring season falls the month of March to May. During the seasons, the temperature will be humid and dry weather. Along the route, the green hills are covered with blooming rhododendron and wildflower. It was a fantastic time to travel in this region trek. Because of the clear sky during the time, you will be thrilled by the beautiful nature and Himalayan range. 

Another best season is autumn falls from September to November. This season also reflects the bright and beautiful weather. So we prefer to the best season trek in Annapurna conservation. On the trek, you will enjoy the adventurous journey to the high Himalayan range, and you will be amazed by the incredible beauty of nature. In this season, Nepali people celebrate two big festivals Dashain and Tihar. So you had an excellent opportunity to learn more Nepali ancient religious aspects and lifestyles. 

Those who are looking solo and pleasant environment winter will be the best time to trek in Annapurna base camp. Winter season reflects the beauty of the high Himalayan range covered by the snowfall. In this season, the weather is very cold; if you are ginning high elevation, it will be falling zero degrees Celsius. However, you will enjoy the beautiful trekking trail having an eye-catching view of the mountain range. 

If you enjoy the rainfall, you can trek in monsoon season trek. This season, there will be very few travelers along the trek. With the peaceful and pleasant trekking trail, it will be the perfect time to trek. Because of the regular rainfall, the trekking trail sleeper and muddy. So difficult to walk along the trekking route. The surrounding will be more greenery and beautiful, but the bad weather blocks the Himalayan views. Thus it will not take the perfect time to trek in Annapurna base camp trek. But you can participate short trekking trail like Ghorepani Poon hill, Mardi Himal trek, and so on if you don’t have time to travel in the best seasons. 


What will be included for Annapurna base camp trek

  • Pickup and drop from the airport 
  • One way private car and one-way flight back to Kathmandu 
  • 2/2 days Pokhara and Kathmandu accommodation as per the BB plan 
  • All meal during the trekking 
  • Guide, porter salary, accommodation, food and vehicle service 
  • Trekkers TIMs and Annapurna conservation permits fee.
  • Good English speaking guide with porter service every 2 persons 1 Porter
  • First aid kit 


What will not be included for ABC trek

  • Nepal entry visa fee 
  • Kathmandu and Pokhara Meal plan
  • Travel insurance and evacuation fee
  • A personal expense like drinks soft and hard, phone charge and calling, hot shower, laundry, tips for porter guide, etc.  


Overview of budget Annapurna Base Camp trek

Budget Annapurna base camp trek is one of the best option treks in Annapurna conservation. With the massif Himalayan range of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, fishtail, Himchuli, and more chain of mountain peaks. 

Adventure Alpine Gorkha has a variety of packages to do a trek in Annapurna conservation. 

If you are looking cheaper and reasonable trekking cost, budget trekking in Annapurna base camp will be a lower cost. For this, you have to pay only a guide or porter guide service. However, you have to pay yourself all the meal and personal expenses during trek.

Annapurna base camp trek is a thrilling adventure to nature because of the diversity of geography and biology. Along the trek, you will have an outstanding opportunity to explore the ethnic religion. Thus every one traveler makes a fantastic journey to the Himalayan range memorable. 


Highlights of the Annapurna base camp trek

  • The treks provide amazing experience of nature and culture
  • Naturally decorated beautiful city Pokhara 
  • Annapurna base camp treks lead you the biodiversity of nature
  • Acknowledge as the almighty viewpoint of trekking trail, where you will amaze by the beauty of the Himalayan range. 
  • Best season reflect the astonishing view of Mt Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Fishtail, and large chain of mountain peaks along the trek.
  • Explore the Annapurna and Machhapuchere base camp, where you have a seen glacial feature of the mountains. 

Annapurna base camp trek permit 

For the Annapurna base camp trek, you have to apply two types of trekking permits. 

Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP) fee 30$ US per person 

TIMS permit: 10$ US per person, children under 10 years will not charge 

Without the above mention, the permit will not be permitted to enter into the Annapurna base camp trek. 


Annapurna base camp will be very reasonable and suitable for the different categories of people who are looking luxurious or standard service. Such brilliant Himalayan views and mild adventure lead you the outstanding journey to the Annapurna base camp trek. 

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