Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost

Nepal

12 Days

$725

This trip includes

Ground transportation in Nepal

Hotels & tea-house accommodation

All meals except in Kathmandu

Guided tour & trek throughout the trip

Highlights

  • Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and continue to Nayapul Pul, enjoying the breathtaking scenery.  
  • Spend a night in a beautiful Ghorepani village surrounded by snow-capped mountains and rhododendron forests.
  • Hike to Poon Hill to witness gorgeous sunrise with the backdrop of western Himalayan mountains Trek through remote mountain villages and lush green forests.  
  • Come across a range of flora and fauna along the Trail.      
  • Observe the daily lifestyle, culture, and traditions of the locals.
  • Explore Annapurna Base Camp, the base of Mt. Annapurna (the tenth-highest mountain in the world).
  • Enjoy a natural hot spring in Jhinu Danda.
  • Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre, and many others decorate the entire Trail.

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek, also famous as ABC Trekking (short Annapurna Trek), is the busy trekking route in the Annapurna region. This ABC trekking package offers easy access to land transport from Kathmandu and Pokhara. The trek offers an incredible view of mountains, landscapes, and villages and a taste of the authentic Nepalese lifestyle. You can customize the trekking duration based on your available time.

Annapurna is an adventurous venture in the Himalayas, precisely in the mid-western Himalayan mountains. This trek is known for its exceptional landscapes, phenomenal views of snow-capped mountains, rich biodiversity, and vibrant cultural heritage. The trail moves along with dense forests and beautiful remote mountain villages. One of the main highlights of Annapurna Base Camp is the lap of the world’s tenth-highest mountain, Annapurna Base Camp.     

Annapurna Base Camp

Annapurna Base camp goes through the Annapurna Conservative Area, home to numerous bird species and wildlife. If you are lucky, you might see rare birds and animals on the way. Moreover, the  Base Camp Trek in Nepal is a paradise for biologists. Witnessing surreal landscapes, you will gradually ascend to the base camp. Throughout the trek, you get accompanied by giant mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Khangsar Kang (7,399 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), and so on. 

While passing the villages, you can see the locals’ daily lifestyle, culture, and practices. Annapurna region is resided by people from several communities like Gurung, Magar, etc. These communities have distinct values, norms, languages, and traditions. You will visit old monasteries, temples, and stupas on the route.   

Ghorepani is one of the Annapurna region’s most famous and beautiful villages. Spending a night here, you hike to Poon Hill, a renowned viewpoint, to see gorgeous sunrise and scenery. While returning, you will come across natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda, where you can spend time relaxing your sore muscles. 

As trekkers love Annapurna Base Camp 11 Days – 12 Days Trek throughout the globe, the trail gets crowded during peak season. Still, you will get ample time to unwind your mind and enjoy the soothing Himalayan environment. Read below to know more in detail about this once-in-a-lifetime journey. You can also contact us anytime if you have any queries related to the trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost

Before you begin your journey on the Annapurna base camp adventure, it is essential to have a broad understanding of the Annapurna Base Camp trek cost. Let’s explore the components contributing to the Annapurna base camp trek cost, including international flights, permits, accommodation, meals, guide and porter fees, and so on. Generally, the short Annapurna trek cost depends on the following factors:

Costs for accommodations and Meals in Kathmandu. 

The journey generally begins in the city of Kathmandu. So the first day you arrive at Tribhuvan International, Airport, you’ll stay in Kathmandu and have accommodation there. Accommodation cost depends upon where you are staying, either in an expensive hotel or in a budget hotel. There are good ranges of hotels that will fit your budget; you can choose the most expensive hotels to mid-range and budget hotels in Kathmandu. 

Regarding meals, there would be a wide range variety of food and beverages as Kathmandu is the top tourist destination as well as the capital city of Nepal. Kathmandu will serve local as well as international cuisines. The food expenses depend on you, whether you’ll have local food or international food, But you definitely must try the local food, i.e., Dal Bhatt and died.

Costs for accommodations and Meals in Trek

During the trek, you’ll stay in tea houses or lodges along the trail. Accommodation costs can vary depending on the level of comfort you seek. However, teahouses and lodges are the only options for accommodation.

The price varies from place to place; the upper you go, the price will be because of the high elevation, which directly costs more in transportation, that’s why you will find a bit expensive price for the meal. You have to charge an extra amount if you want to have cold drinks, water bottles or anything which is behind the hotel facilities.  

Guide and Porter Charge

Hiring a guide will cost you from US$ 30 to 40 dollar per day. A knowledgeable guide will enhance your experience, handle advanced booking and logistics, trek information, and enhance your trip. This will be a great option if you are seeking a well-rounded and enjoyable trekking experience.

Generally, the porter will charge you from US$ 20 to US$ 30 per day. A porter can carry up to 30 kg of gear, allowing for easier trekking at higher altitudes. Hiring a porter will not only help you but also support the local economy and help the porter sustain their life.

Annapurna Trekking Permit cost 

Talking about the permit cost, you will need two permit costs, which include the Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit, which will cost 30 USD. Another permit includes a Tourist Information Management System Card, which will cost about 20 USD.

Note: Both of these permits are valid for single entry only. You cannot get any refund or transfer to other people. 

But remember that you cannot get these permit cards without the following documents:

  • 2 passport-sized photos
  • A copy of your passport
  • Travel Insurance paper
  • Entry and Exit points
  • Itinerary/Route
  • Emergency contact information
  • Dates of your trek

Transportation Cost

Your journey starts when you land at Tribhuvan International Airport, which is in Kathmandu. Your international airfare will depend on which country you are flying to Nepal from. Besides your international airfare, your cost depends upon which transportation you have chosen.

There are two transportation means which are by air and by road. It will cost more if you travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara by air, but if you choose to go by road, it will cost you low.

By road you’ll find different buses which include the local bus which costs you the lowest, you can also have a tourist bus which is a bit more than the local bus, for more comfort you can have a luxury tourist bus or have a jeep which is comparatively expensive but not than flight. 

Other Expenses

Your trek includes expenses for Wi-Fi, clothing, and mobile charging. Wi-Fi is available in most areas, but some tea houses charge a nominal fee of $5 per day or hourly. Hot showers are available for $5 to $10. Sim cards can be purchased in Kathmandu or Pokhara, with Ncell or Nepal Telecom being recommended for better coverage.

Cost Per Person for Annapurna Trek

No of People Cost
 1 725
2 – 12  695

Annapurna Trek Agency

Choosing a trustworthy and reliable trekking agency is crucial for the best trek experience. Every company has its vision and values. Go through the Annapurna Trek Company about us page and learn as much as you can about them before booking any trip. 

The team of My Everest Trip is professional trekkers and climbers running all sorts of adventurous journeys in the Himalayas. We are transparent and clear regarding our values and management. Our main goal is to provide our guests with the best and safest experience while running sustainable trips. 

We also pay equal attention to our team members (office team, guide, porter, and business partners) and ensure they grow with us. Similarly, we contribute immensely to supporting the locals of the remote mountain region.

Annapurna Trek Map with Guide

We provide an online Annapurna Trek map that follows our ABC Trek itinerary. We also offer a map for a tailor-made ABC Trek if you have opted for it. You can see the trail flow, highlighted views, and villages for the night stop through the map. 

You can also get a hard copy of this map to carry along the trek. We highly suggest you go through the  map before joining it to get an overview of the trail and ask your queries with your guide (if you get any).

What to pack for ABC Trek? 

Below is the list of things you will need during the trek. We also offer a printable checklist for the Annapurna Trek Packing list while traveling with us.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek 11 Days

The Annapurna trek begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. The next day, you will take a fantastic drive to Pokhara. Spending a night here, you drive to the starting point of the trek, Nayapul, and continue trekking along the bank of Burundi Khola to reach Tikhedhunga. The trail from here ascends to the beautiful Ghorepani village via Ulleri and Banthanti. Before leaving Ghorepani village, you hike to Poon Hill to witness the breathtaking sunrise. Later, drop down to Tadapani, trekking through forests of rhododendrons. 

From Tadapani, the trail descends steeply to Kim Rung Khola and crosses a suspension bridge; you climb to Chhomrong. Further, you walk through fine villages like Bamboo, Dovan, the Himalayas, and Deurali to reach Annapurna Base Camp. After spending some time at the ABC, you follow the same path and descend to Jhinu Danda via Deurali. Jhinu Danda is famous for its natural hot spring. Enjoy the hot spring before leaving for Pothana, from where you drop down to Phedi and drive back to Pokhara.    

Annapurna Base Camp Trek
Ghandruck Village

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 01

Drive/ Flight to Pokhara.O/N at Hotel. 

Day 02

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga [1,560m/5,116ft] for 5 to 6 hours. O/N at Tea House.

We have included:Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 03

Tikhedunga to Ghorepani [2,860m/9,380ft] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House

We have included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 04

Ghorepani to Tadapani [2,630m/8,626ft] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House.

We have included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 05

Tadapani to Chhomrong [2,170m/7,176ft) 6 to 7 hours. O/N at Tea House.

We have included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 06

Chhomrong to Himalaya [2,902m/9,577ft] 6 to 7 hours. O/N at Tea House.

We have included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 07

Himalaya to Annapurna Base camp [4,130m/13,546ft] 6 to 7 hours. O/N at Tea House

Included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day 08

Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo [2,310m/7,576ft) 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House.

They included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 09

Bamboo to Jhinu Danda [5838 ft, 1780m] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House.

They included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 10

Jhinu Danda to Pothana [6199 ft, 1890m] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House

They included: Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Day 11

Pothana to Pokhara [2690 ft, 1400m] 3 hours .O/N  at Hotel.

Day 12

Drive/Flight to Kathmandu .O/N at  Hotel.

Included: Accommodation, Breakfast, and Dinner

Itinerary

Day 01

Drive/ Flight to Pokhara.O/N at Hotel. 

Today you have a choice of travel. You can take the scenic route or drive to Pokhara (6-7 hours) through the terraced rice fields, taking in the Trishuli and Marsayangdi Rivers and lush green hills. Or you can take a quick 20-minute flight. The famous Phewa Lake shall greet you, and you can spend the day relaxing by the lakeside. O/N at a hotel.

Day 02

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga [1,560m/5,116ft] for 5 to 6 hours. O/N at Tea House.

From Pokhara, we will drive for 1.5 hours to Nayapul. Once there, we will trek through Birethanti and Ramghai, along the bank of Burundi Khola, to Tikhedunga. This lovely easy warm-up trek will be particularly popular with nature lovers and bird enthusiasts.

Day 03

Tikhedunga to Ghorepani [2,860m/9,380ft] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House

After a walk up the stone steps that lead to Ulleri, we will take a break at Banthanti. Then we will trek for 6-7 hours through beautiful oak and rhododendron-filled forests until we reach Ghorepani. O/N in the lodge.

Day 04

Ghorepani to Tadapani [2,630m/8,626ft] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Poon Hill Trek

We will take an early morning walk to Poonhill to watch the stunning sunrise and witness the panoramic view of the mountains in the Annapurna Range, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna (8091m), and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993m). After a break back at the lodge, we will trek through a rhododendron forest trail to Tadapani. O/N in the club.

Annapurna 1,  Annapurna South,  Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare, Nilgiri, and many more mountains you can see from poon hill with sunrise Views.

Day 05

Tadapani to Chhomrong [2,170m/7,176ft) 6 to 7 hours. O/N at Tea House.

On day 7, we trek down stone stairs, cross Chhomrong Khola, and climb up to Sinuwa – a nice, leisurely walk through forests adorned with orchids and ferns. Then we descend more stairs to Bamboo and then onto Dovan before finally approaching the great Himalayas. O/N in the lodge.

Day 06

Chhomrong to Himalaya [2,902m/9,577ft] 6 to 7 hours. O/N at Tea House.

On day 7, we trek down stone stairs, cross Chhomrong Khola, and climb up to Sinuwa – a nice, leisurely walk through forests adorned with orchids and ferns. Then we descend more stairs to Bamboo and then onto Dovan before finally approaching the great Himalayas. O/N in the lodge.

Day 07

Himalaya to Annapurna Base camp [4,130m/13,546ft] 6 to 7 hours. O/N at Tea House

Begin the day by ascending to Deurali. Climb the ancient stone stairs leading to the scenic White Mountains, Machhapuchhre Base Camp, and Annapurna Base Camp. Here you will see a 360-degree mountain view, including the giant Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and several other magnificent peaks. O/N in the lodge.

Day 08

Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo [2,310m/7,576ft) 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House.

Start by trekking down to Machhapuchhre Base Camp, where you can enjoy more stunning views of the mountains in the Annapurna Range, including Machhapuchhre (6993m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), and Annapurna III (7555m). Then trace through Deurali and Himalaya back to Bamboo. O/N in the lodge.

Day 09

Bamboo to Jhinu Danda [5838 ft, 1780m] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House.

An exciting start to the day that has us ascending through a wild jungle to Sinuwa, heading down to Chhomrong Khola, and climbing more stairs to Upper Chhomrong. Then we go down to Jhinu Danda, where your efforts will be rewarded with a relaxing bath in the natural hot springs. O/N in the lodge.

Day 10

Jhinu Danda to Pothana [6199 ft, 1890m] 7 to 8 hours. O/N at Tea House

Begin the day by crossing the suspension bridge over the Modi River to reach Landruk. Then walk through the magnificent Oak Forest to Tolkha and finish the day with a 3-hour walk to Pothana. O/N in the lodge.

Day 11

Pothana to Pokhara [2690 ft, 1400m] 3 hours .O/N  at Hotel.

It begins with a challenging trek through varied terrain to Dhampus. Once in Dhampus, you will walk past crop fields and traditional houses to reach Phedi. From here, you can rest as we drive back to Pokhara, where you can enjoy the evening in one of the country’s most relaxing spots—including Accommodation, Breakfast, and Lunch.

Day 12

Drive/Flight to Kathmandu .O/N at  Hotel.

Whether you drive or fly back to Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel and can enjoy the last day of your trip to the heart of the capital.

“Come as a guest go as a friend “

What To Expect?

What's included

  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara  with Bed and Breakfast plan
  • Meals on the entire board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the whole trekking
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu By tourist bus or up to your request
  • Trekking map
  • An experienced Government license holder guide
  • Insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for guide.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • All government taxes and tourist service charges

What's not included

  • Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking
  • Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Drinks (hot, cold, and alcoholic)
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking.
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc
  • Personal trekking equipment

Offering Group Discounts!

No. of Tourists Price Per Person in USD
1 Paxes $725
2 - 12 Paxes $650

Review

I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends Nepal is an incredible country with many different layers and attractions. It’s no wonder this country that’s tucked away in the mountains attracts so many different kinds of people: hippies in hemp clothing with dreadlocks and ukuleles strapped to their hips, old retirees looking for adventure in their moonlight years, adrenaline junkies looking to challenge their selves and conquer some of the world’s most enticing and deadly peaks. Regardless of what sort of person you are when you arrive here, this place will change you! I’ve heard it being said that you do not go to Nepal for a vacation; you go for an adventure. Any adventurer will tell you that if you’re setting out on an experience that’s going to be physically demanding and where you’ll know it will be pushing you to limits you hadn’t come close to yet, it’s essential to have a plan and understand what you’re getting involved with. That, my dear reader, is where my good friend comes to your rescue. Puru is a guide who I met during my first Nepal trek as we climbed up to Poon Hill and then up to Annapurna Base Camp. He was guiding a middle-aged Chinese woman, and our group of three finished our first day off at their heels, talking about the trek and our hopes for the weather. As the girls, he was very kind and patient with us from the beginning, and I asked him various questions about what we were getting ourselves into. Throughout the next week, our two groups were always around each other. Sometimes we stayed in the same lodges in the same towns; other days, we would catch each other on the trails and stop for water breaks. This was all very friendly and kind; Puru was highly knowledgeable about the mountains and willing to help us with whatever questions we had (while still having the self-confidence to laugh if we were asking stupid,  redundant questions and would tell us so). It wasn’t until the end of our trek that I realized what a fantastic man Puru is, what sets him aside from the several other guides I had already met. When we were all at the top of Annapurna Base Camp, we were caught in a heavy snowstorm with a mean wind. There was a group of us close to 10 people at the top, and we were all outside laughing and screaming into the wind that threatened our descent. I wrote about this situation in one of my previous blogs. Still, essentially Puru had taken me aside and, knowing that I was familiar with copious amounts of snow and being in the mountains, told me that it was up to the two of us to get the rest of the group down safely. The snowstorm had erased the trail we had used the day before, so we would have to create our new path down the mountain through the avalanche zone. Puru fearlessly leads the way through uncharted territory with enough confidence to make the entire group, including myself, feel just as confident as he. One of our group slipped from the edge of our path and began falling, but  Puru instantly jumped from the ledge and caught her from falling too far down the mountain face, me hot on his heels. We weren’t even part of his group, just a crew of tourists he had taken under his wing to ensure that we would enjoy our time and make it through safely. I contacted Puru once we got back to Kathmandu and asked him for advice on planning my hike up to Everest Base Camp. With a great smile and a cup of tea, he welcomed me into his office in the heart of Kathmandu and helped me plan everything I needed for this next adventure of mine. Puru and his team have trekked through all of the areas in Nepal and are apparent experts. He helped me customize my itinerary and helped arrange everything from the flights to what sort of clothing and snacks we should bring. As if that wasn’t enough, after we had booked flights, he could change our flight dates multiple times for us – free of charge. He even arranged for my friend and me to take a helicopter up into the mountains without additional cost – a scarce thing, I’m told! Puru was not just a man looking to expand his business but genuinely wanted to help you have the best time possible in his beautiful country. His company can help arrange any treks you are interested in doing. He is an excellent guide who can take the fittest of the fit and the frailest up these mountains. But most importantly, he is a great human with a kind heart. Over the few weeks that Puru and I came to know each other, I’m honoured to be able to call him a brother. If you ever go to Nepal and are yearning for adventure, look no further than Puru at My Everest Trip for all the help you could ever need. Check out his website for information on how to get a hold of him and what services he provides to his family. https://myeveresttrip.com.

Spencer Giese
Canada

Best trip in Nepal. Puru is the best guide you could wish for. I went to Nepal alone for a trekking trip and to Anapurna with Puru. I was a little scared about the trip, but when I knew Puru everything relaxed. The best trekking with the best guide. It is recommended!

Sara
Italy

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FAQs

How much does it ?

Annapurna base camp Trek Cost

You can do Base Camp Trek on a budget by going solo or cutting off the facilities during the journey. Trekking alone is not a good option if traveling for the first time in the Himalayas. We highly recommend getting a trekking company to experienced trekkers to arrange the trek for you. While trekking with a trekking agency, you can traverse freely. The guide will show you the trail and inform you about the region, culture, and locals.

The second option is limiting the facilities you will have during the trek. The accommodation gets very basic, along with limited services and meal options. We also organize budget-friendly expeditions for our guests who need them. Get in touch with us, and share your requirements and budget. We will design the best Annapurna Base Camp budget-friendly trek for you. Annapurna Sanctuary Trek anywhere from USD 800 to USD 1,200 for a 12 13 days trip. The package cost includes all the permits needed to enter monuments and the Annapurna region for trekking. Likewise, the Base Camp Trek package includes accommodation, meals, a guide, a porter, ground transportation per the itinerary, and a one-way flight to Kathmandu-Pokhara or Pokhara-Kathmandu. Other things like travel insurance for the visitor, visa charges, personal expenses, expenses for equipment, etc., are not included in the package cost. You can check our price includes and exclude section to know in detail about the services you will get paying package cost.

Do you know what’s cheaper than Annapurna Base Camp Trek? That’s the Annapurna Cycling tour. 

Base Camp Trek transportation cost will be about $ 400 in a private vehicle. Transportation in public Vehicles in Nepal is a lot cheaper, but it might be uncomfortable. The Annapurna Trek accommodation is affordable, i.e.$ 5 to dollar $7. The food cost is about 25 to 30 per day, and the guide plus Porter costs about dollar 40 per day. The price of the Annapurna Base Camp permit is dollar 50.

You might be able to find a cheap ABC trek package for up to $500. However, these Annapurna base camp treks are shorter and do not include guide Porter or transportation fees. So make sure you inquire about all contains and excludes before getting excited about the lower Annapurna Base Camp price. 

How long is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The ABC trek Itinerary is 11 days long, and the Annapurna Base Camp trek distance is 110 km. These include a day in Kathmandu and two additional days for arrival and departure. Including two days for transportation to Pokhara and back, the trekking days to Annapurna are 9 Days. The Base Camp trek from Pokhara is about nine days, and that from Kathmandu is 11 days long. If you want to skip Poonhill, you can make it shorter. The itinerary can be completed in 7 days. Let us know your schedule so we can plan the Shot Annapurna trek Itinerary accordingly.

Nayapul, the starting point of the trek, is a 40 km drive from Pokhara. And Pokhara is 200 km away from Kathmandu. The drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes 8 hours, and from Pokhara to Nayapul is about 3 hours. 

Is the Annapurna Base camp trek without a guide possible?

Yes, it is possible without a guide. The Government of Nepal has marked some specific areas as restricted trekking regions and made hiring a guide in those trekking areas compulsory. And, since the shot Annapurna trek doesn’t fall in one of those areas, you can travel there as an independent trekker. 

However, having a guide for Annapurna Trek makes your hikes to Nepal extremely easy. Since the population of Nepal in the Himalayas are not familiar with English, and the trial moves along the thick forest, having a guide makes it easy to find the way. They also help you with bookings hotels in Annapurna and during altitude sickness. The Annapurna trek guide cost is minimum, and the price is worth the service they provide 

Is Annapurna Base Camp Trek safe?

Despite all the difficulty and remoteness, the Annapurna trek is safe. You will be safe if you plan an excellent Itinerary, tour with experts, and trek with a guide. In our decade of experience traveling in Annapurna, thankfully, we haven’t seen any death casualties. And if things go out of control, we will take Helicopter evacuation. So, don’t be afraid even for a Solo Trek in Annapurna Base Camp. 

Additional Information

“How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp Trek?” is our most asked question. So, let’s answer that now first.    

Difficulty of the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek    

Annapurna Base Camp’s difficulty is “moderate,” as per the trekking experts of Nepal. This means it indeed demands good Physical fitness. However, it doesn’t need any training in mountain climbing. Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is a popular trek. Therefore the trail is full of trekkers from all around the world. To be more precise, the route is rocky and steep at some points. If you are trekking in the winter season, the trail can get quite challenging because of the snow, but on the other hand, the trail will be less crowded. If you are an experienced trekker, then Annapurna Trek will not be too difficult for you. 

During the trek, you will traverse a remote region of Nepal, where the essential infrastructures are also underdeveloped. Likewise, the available services are crucial, and as you touch the Annapurna Base Camp, the region will get more secluded. Adjusting to surroundings like this can be difficult for some trekkers. However, with us, you will get full support, the best possible facilities, and a friendly guide to make the journey pleasant. 

The difficulty of the Annapurna trek can be due to its distance, altitude, and remoteness.

Annapurna trek distance 

The ABC  Trek distance from Nayapul to base camp and back is 110 km. This 110-kilometer will be covered in 9 trekking days, i.e., you will cover about 15 km daily. This means one needs to walk for 6 to 7 hours. Covering such a distance daily in a complex mountain landscape demands a few months of cardio exercises and good strength.

If you are looking for a short and easy trek in Nepal, go for the Royal trek in Pokhara. 

Annapurna Base Camp height

The altitude of the Difficulty of Base Camp Trek is the hardest part. The Annapurna summit is 8091 m above sea level, making it the 1st tallest mountain in the world. The Annapurna base camp size is 4130 M. At this altitude, the chances of altitude sickness are higher. Your body might show symptoms of body aches, headache, vomiting, and shortness of breath. Even then, the Height of Annapurna Base Camp is relatively lower than the famous Everest Base Camp Trek, making it easier than the trek on Everest reason.

Annapurna Trek Remoteness

Despite being a remote trek route in Nepal, there are pretty good tea houses and hotels on the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek route. These hotels provide comfortable rooms, good food, Wi-Fi, a hot shower, and many other facilities. So, as long as you carry everything you need, like clothes and personal care items, the remoteness of the Annapurna trek will not be a big problem.

What is the altitude of the Anapurna Sanctuary trek?

The ABC Trek begins from Nayapul, situated at 2,070 meters, and gradually takes you to Annapurna Base Camp, located at 4,130 meters. This is the highest point on Annapurna Sanctuary Trek 11 Day. Likewise, during the trek, you ascend to a famous viewpoint called Poon Hill at 3,210 meters. The Anapurna Sanctuary trek gains moderate altitude compared to other famous treks like Annapurna Circuit Trek or Everest Base Camp Trek. Still, the chances of altitude sickness are always there if the itinerary is not planned correctly. Altitude sickness or Acute Mountain Sickness happens because of a sudden drastic change in altitude. And, if not treated effectively on time, it can be life-threatening. 

We have designed our Base Camp trek itinerary, maintaining the altitude gap from one place to another and adding great rest days. Headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, shortness of breath, and insomnia are the symptoms of altitude sickness. If you feel like you are suffering from these symptoms, drop down to a lower altitude as soon as possible and take a few rest days before deciding to continue the journey or return.

 Best Time to Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Spring and autumn are the best times to venture to Base Camp Trek. These two are the peak seasons to explore the Annapurna region. The weather is usually stable during this time of the year, essential for a successful trek. Likewise, the climate is mostly moderate, and the views are phenomenal. The vegetation is also at its peak, and you will become part of vibrant festivals.

Base Camp Trek in Spring

In Nepal, spring includes months from March to May. In these two months, hundreds of trekkers trek all around the Annapurna region, including the Annapurna Base Camp trek. The mild climate and freshly covered snowy mountains make the journey exceptional. The days are warm, with chilly mornings and nights. The lower region is more generous than the upper region. The average temperature during the Annapurna trek temperatures in April ranges from around ten °C to 0 °C. Especially in April, the route gets covered with colorful rhododendrons, lush green vegetation, and other floras. 

Base Camp Trek in Autumn

September, October, and November are the months that fall under autumn in Nepal. This is the second-best time in the year to traverse ABC. The fresh earthy smell just after the end of the monsoon is spread throughout the trail, which makes the journey soothing. Even though you will be trekking along with many other trekkers, the trip will be gentle, and there will be many times for you to unwind & relax. 

Crisp sun over your head, mild wind, and low precipitation create a beautiful trek scenario. The views are incredible. The average temperature ranges around 20 °C in the daytime and five °C at night. The best part of trekking in autumn is witnessing and becoming part of the biggest festivals like Dashain, Tihar, Chhat, etc. 

Annapurna Trek in Monsoon Season

July to August includes both summer and monsoon in Nepal. Even though summer is the best season to trek in the Himalayas, the monsoon ruins the journey with heavy rainfall and unclear views. Traveling in these months requires careful planning, yet a successful trek is not guaranteed. These are our least favorite months on the Base Camp trek. The trail also gets slippery and full of bugs. The temperature ranges between 5 °C to 23 °C. 

Annapurna Trek Accommodation

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we will book a three-star or standard tourist hotel (per your budget). You stay overnight in the lodge during our Annapurna Sanctuary Trek for 14 days. We will book you the best possible accommodations along the way. Even the best lodge offers basic service; as the elevation increases, the service gets limited. 

You can choose a twin-sharing room or a single room at your convenience. Single rooms are a little more expensive than shared rooms. The washroom can be either private or shared. The rooms are generally small with few pieces of furniture, good enough to spend a night.

Annapurna Circuit Trek vs. ABC Trek

Annapurna Circuit Trek and Base Camp Trek are the two most popular treks in the Annapurna Region, with their merit and demerits.

 

Difficulty: Since the Annapurna circuit trek includes the trek to high passes, it’s more complicated and demanding than the Annapurna Trek. 

 

Duration: The Annapurna circuit trek is a 14-day trek from the Lamjung district at the Syange point. On the other hand, the Annapurna Base Camp trek is 14 days from a place in Pokhara called Nayapul.

 

Cost: Due to the higher cost of transportation and longer duration, the Annapurna circuit trek is slightly expensive. The Annapurna Circuit Trek costs $ 800 to 1000, whereas the ABC Trek costs $800 to 1000.

Views: The Annapurna base camp takes you right to the foot of the Himalayas, giving closer views of the Himalayas range. Conversely, the Circuit Trek doesn’t take you to the base camp. Its circumference is around the mountain, exploring places like Manang and Mustang, a heavenly village. If you have enough time and energy, the Views From Annapurna Circuit trek can be diverse and more interesting than the base camp.

Popularity

Annapurna circuit trek and base camp trek are Nepal’s most famous treks in Nepal. However, the Annapurna Circuit trek has been open for over half a century and is more familiar among international tourists.   

 

Why US

MyEverestTrip is a Nepalese Travel and Trekking Agency based in Kathmandu. We have been operating in different trekking regions for over a decade, traveling with hundreds of travelers worldwide.

With the pure intention to bring trekkers to Nepal’s safety and comfort, we have an entire team of travel planners, guides, and porters. We also have connections to hotels and restaurant lines all over Nepal to ensure that our trekkers get the best possible facilities.

So, here is the reason why you should travel with MyEverestTrip.

Customize Your Itinerary:

We have designed a well-planned Itinerary for all travel destinations around Nepal. However, this Itinerary is customizable as per the needs and requests of our trekkers. Just let us know when and how long you are staying so we can arrange the rest.

Our Expert Guide:

Although all travel agencies claim to have a good guide, many are not informed about the place you are traveling to. However, MyEverestTrip has its licensed guide in Nepal. They have been working in this field for over three decades, collecting all the information about the place/ culture and learning to keep the travelers safe. Also, our guide is good at the English language. We can even hire a guide who can speak Chinese and other European languages for trekking in Nepal upon special request.

Fair and reasonable Cost:

MyEverestTrip has been known for its very economic trek packages in Nepal. You can compare the price we offer with any other travel agency in Nepal and only book with us if you are satisfied with our cost. We try to include all needed expenses during the tour so that you will not be overwhelmed with hidden expenses after the packages are booked.

Your safety is our priority:

Obviously, the safety of our trekkers and team is the utmost priority of MyEverestTrip. Our guide and porters who shall accompany you for the trip will have their insurance. We also encourage Travel insurance for our trekkers. Our treks and trips have been so designed that you only walk an appropriate distance. In any case of emergency, you will always have our back.

Responsible and Eco-Friendly

MyEverestTrip operates with the belief in responsible tourism. This includes

  • We are transparent about the services covered on the trip. There shall be no hidden cost (informed in advance if there’s any)
  • We cover all the places promised before the trek (the trend of skipping places once you book the package has to be discouraged).
  • All our guides and porters are above 18yrs. We highly discourage child labor in the tourism industry
  • We do not leave any wastage behind on the trekking routes. We either dispose of the waste appropriately or carry it back with us and send it to the municipality
  • We do not engage in any activities that affect the people in the trek places of Nepal where we stay.

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Annapurna base Camp trek map

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