Your Ultimate Guide to Annapurna Base Camp Trek: Itinerary, Cost, and Packages

  • May 21, 2024
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The journey to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is one of the most famous treks in Nepal. Compared to other high-altitude treks in Nepal, it is a shorter and relatively simple walk. The scenery, culture, and wildlife on this hike are all worth the hype. 
The seven-day ABC Trek (Annapurna Base Camp) is one of Nepal's top hiking routes. This gives hikers the opportunity to witness the Annapurna South, which is 7219 meters high, and many other breathtaking peaks in addition to exploring the stunning 
Annapurna Base Camp Trails. 
It features a stunning array of blooms in the spring, notably the rhododendron, which is Nepal's national flower. You will be accompanied on your trip by orchids, the Machhapuchhre massif, and the deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki.


Annapurna Base Camp Trek Highlights:

The customary Chomrong village and the Gurung culture are present in the Annapurna trekking path districts. Trek through the thick forests of pine, rhododendron, oak, jumpers, and bamboo along the Modi River's bank.
A little sightseeing along the lakefront is possible, and if you enjoy boating, you can go to the Tal Barahi shrine by boat.
A unique trekking experience along the banks of the Modi and Ghorepani rivers, where you will meet locals who frequent the Annapurna base camp trek route. 
crossing several dangerous avalanche-prone areas on the trek route. There's a really dangerous avalanche location close to Deurali.
View some beautiful tall waterfalls, revered Hindu temples, and the George of the Modi River Valley. 

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Here is a detailed day-wise Annapurna base camp trek itinerary, which will come in handy for you:


 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

The guides help with all of your equipment rentals and resolve any problems one may have with getting ready for the hike. People can also purchase in Thamel if they don't have enough equipment.


Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara

To go to Pokhara, take the tourist bus from the Kathmandu tourist bus park. It departs at 7 in the morning and has three stops for breakfast, lunch, and bathroom breaks. Along the highway, rural Nepal is seen, which is beautiful. 


Day 3: Pokhara to Nayapul, Trek to Ghandruk

Hikers may see how the people do their traditional farming during the drive (it takes 1.30 to 2 hours to reach Nayapool). 
The trip starts with a trek up the Banthanti steps. From Banthanti, the trail climbs to Nangethanti, which is situated inside the forest, with very few stairs. Nangethati, a serene spot tucked away amid a forest, serves lunch. After lunch, there is another hour of trekking ahead to reach Ghorepani.

Day 4: Ghandruk to Chhomrong

Have breakfast after they return to Ghorepani. After eating breakfast, begin the hike. 
Tadapani is the summit of the hill; to cross Gurjung, which takes about two hours, follow the path that climbs upward until it reaches Chomrong. Here, hikers are supposed to stay for a night.

Day 5: Chhomrong to Bamboo

Next is a picturesque walk from Chhomorong to Bamboo, and the trail is surrounded by beautiful forests. As you

Day 6: Bamboo to Deurali

This is where one will see beautiful views of waterfalls, and greenery and enjoy thoroughly

Day 7: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp

This is almost the last day of the trail, and you will see the picturesque view of the glaciers here due to extreme temperatures. 

Day 8: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo

This is one of the most difficult portions of the journey; where people have to get up at 4 a.m. to go to the Annapurna Base Camp (4130 meters), which takes roughly 2.30 hours. They spend a few hours at base camp, have breakfast, pack the bags, and begin the trip down to Bamboo at Machapuchhare Base Camp. They are going to Deurali for lunch today. They enter into the Himalaya to a height of 2,600 meters in bamboo.


Day 9: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda

Travel straight until they reach Sinuwa after climbing a little to leave the bamboo. Sinuwa allows a glimpse of Jhinu too.

Day 10: Jhinu Danda to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara

People pass the bridge and go to Kiumi, from where they take the jeep to Pokhara.


Day 11: Pokhara to Kathmandu

Here, people can travel by road and enjoy the beautiful view outside. 

Day 12: Departure

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost

  • The route from Kathmandu International Airport by private vehicles
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (Twin sharing)
  • All 3 meals—breakfast, Lunch, and dinner—during trekking
  • During trekking days, accommodation in the guest house
  • Bus transfers from Pokhara and Kathmandu
  • Local guide during the trek
  • All transportation of land to and fro

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost Others Include:

  • Permit of TIMS
  • First aid box
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACCAP) permits
  • Excluded Costs

Personal hiking gear and clothes

  • Phone calls, laundry, and all types of battery charges while trekking
  • Washroom costs, beverages, and tabs in bars.
  • Travel insurance, which is required in the event of an emergency.
  • Any donations and entry fees for monuments.


Annapurna Base Camp Trek Packages with High Camp Adventure

The package of Annapurna base camp trek cost includes the following:

  • Transportation: This is a significant expense on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. You have to go to a hotel once you get to Kathmandu. After that, you have to get to Pokhara, where the trek begins. In the same way, you need to go back to Kathmandu. During the tour, you will use cars multiple times.
  • Accommodations: You will spend the evenings at tea houses as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a tea house hiking route. There are enough lodging options along the trail. But amenities, quality, and service are crucial. You do not need to set up a camp every night, at least.
  • Meal: A recommendation is that you have Dal Bhat, the local dish. In Nepal, it's also well-known as a trekking food. Dal Bhat can therefore sustain you for an extended time. The dish is rather nourishing. Steamed rice, fried lentils, pickles, curry, veggies, and non-vegetable items are all served on a platter of Dal Bhat.
  • Cost of drink: Water to drink is available throughout the hike.  People drink straight from the water taps, which you can also use. If you are unsure, you can treat the water with medicine. Alternatively, there are water refill locations all along the path. These water stations charge between 25 and 100 Nepalese Rupees for potable water that has been boiled. Alternatively, mineral water can be bought in bottles for between 25 and 100 NRS.
  • Internet: Fortunately, the service is accessible during the hike. There is WiFi available at the lodges and teahouses. But never assume that the cost of lodging includes it for free. The internet comes with an additional cost. The daily standard cost of WiFi is approximately $5. However, don't expect to receive extremely fast internet. It moves slowly and erratically at times. 


Conclusion


Every penny spent on the trip will make sense, as was previously said. There will be a lot to see during the journey, including mountains, people, culture, scenery, and vegetation. 

Make sure you take the right Annapurna base camp trek package. On tour, you will have the time of your life, we assure you that!  This is indeed a life time and don't miss opportunities. Be well prepared for everything.

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