Annapurna Base Camp Trek: One of the best trek you don't want to miss

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the second most popular trek in Nepal. Located in the Annapurna Region in the Western part of Nepal, Annapurna Base Camp Trek takes you to the base camp of world’s tenth highest mountain Mt. Annapurna (8091m). This Annapurna trek offers rich and diverse cultures, breathtaking views of mountain peaks, bamboo forests, city of lakes, floras, and faunas. When you get to the base camp, you almost feel like you are in the lap of the Himalayas as you will be encircled by the Annapurna Massif. You will have a 360-degree panoramic view of the Nepal Himalayas including Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Annapurna South, and many other ranges.

How long does it take to complete Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The total duration of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek ranges from 10 to 15 days depending upon your trekking itinerary, you physical and mental ability and rest days you take in between the trek. The total distance of the trek is about 115 KM. Thus, you will be covering the walking distance of about 10 to 15 KM per day.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Hile

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani

Day 5: Hike to Poonhill and trek to Tadapani

Day 6: Trek to Sinuwa

Day 7: Trek to Himalayan Hotel

Day 8: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Day 9: Trek to Bamboo

Day 10: Bamboo to Jhinu Dada

Day 11: Trek to Pothana

Day 12: Trek to Phedi and down to Pokhara

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 14: Bye Bye Nepal (Farewell)

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Route Map

How much does Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost?

Talking about the cost of the trek, it generally depends on how to choose to do this trek. If you choose to do this trek through a travel agency then it will cost you around $900 to $1500 if you choose the trek with a local agency and around $1500 to $3000 if you choose the trek from an international travel agency.

If you have the plan to do the trek through a travel agency then, it is better to book the trek from the local agency as it will cost you lots cheaper and it will also help in growing local economy.

Besides, if you choose to do the trek solo then, here is the list of expenses that you will be spending during trek:

  • VISA: $25 for 15 Days, $40 for 30 Days & $100 for 100 days
  • Trekking permit cost:
    • Cost for TIMS per person:
      • SAARC Countries: NPR 600; approximately US $6
      • Other Countries: NPR 2000; approximately US $20
    • Cost of TIMS for Group:
      • SAARC Countries: NPR 300; approximately US $3
      • Other Countries: NPR 1000; approximately US $10
    • Cost for ACAP per person:
      • SAARC Countries: NPR 200; approximately US $2
      • Other countries: NPR 3000; approximately US $30
  • Cost for Guide and Porter: US $20-30 per day for a guide and US $15-20 per day for a porter.
  • Accommodation Cost: US $5 to$10 per night ( depending upon the altitude)
  • Meal Cost: USD $3 to $5 per meal
  • Transportation Cost:
    • Via Flight:
      • Flight Cost from Kathmandu to Pokhara (two way): approximately $240
      • Local Bus from Pokhara to Nayapul(starting point of the trek): approximately $3
      • Local Bus from Nayapul to Pokhara (return): approximately $3
      • Private Car from Pokhara to Nayapul is Approx. US$ 30
      • Private Car from Nayapul to Pokhara is Approx US$ 30
    • Travel by land:
      • Local Bus from Kathmandu to Nayapul (one way): approx $8 to 10
      • The private car from Kathmandu to Nayapul (one way): approx $150 to 170 (good option, if you are travelling with a group)
  • Miscellaneous Cost:
    • Charging for your gadgets: USD $3 to $5 per hour
    • Hot water: US $1-$3

So, this is a list of expenses you will be spending during the trek. This is not a complete list however, this will give a brief idea about the budget that you will require for the trek.

Packing List for Annapurna Base Camp Trek


  • Hiking underwear
  • Hiking shirts
  • Trekking socks
  • Trekking pants
  • Rain Jacket and rain trousers
  • Lightweight down jackets
  • A pair of trekking boots
  • A pair of gloves
  • A pair of hiking sandals
  • A sun hat

Other accessories

  • Trekking Poles
  • Headlamp and batteries (for night walk)
  • Watch with alarm clock
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag with a liner (for extra warmth)
  • Cameras and batteries
  • Battery chargers
  • Some extra Batteries
  • Energy bars or chocolates
  • Water Bottle
  • First aid kit and some medicines (for altitude sickness, Diarrhea, cold, nausea, and many others)

Hygiene and toiletries

  • Sunscreen
  • Moisturizer
  • Lip guard
  • Eye drops
  • Nail cutters
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Towel
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toothpaste and toothbrush

Important Documents to carry at all times

  • Passport
  • Permits
  • Enough cash (most places do not have ATMs)


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Written by Peregrine Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd.

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