Annapurna Base Camp Budget TrekAnnapurna Base Camp Budget Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek

Quick Facts
  • Trip Duration8 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Maximum Altitude 4,130 m/13,550 ft (Annapurna Base Camp)
  • Activity Trek
  • Starts/Ends Dhampus/Jhinu danda
  • Group Size 1-16
  • Transportation Drive Kathmandu-Pokhara-Dhampus & Jhinu Danda-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Why You'll Love This Trip
  • The lowest Annapurna base camp trek price in the Nepali market
  • Trek with experienced native guides and porters
  • No compromise in the quality of service regardless of the low package price
  • Trek with your family, friends, kids, or elderlies
  • Adventurous and well-maintained trekking route through lovely villages and lush rhododendron forests
  • Trek crossing suspension and wooden bridges over streams and rivers
  • Enjoy the serenity of nature, cascading waterfalls, and diverse landscapes along the trail
  • Come across the authentic Nepali mountain lifestyle and get to see the culture & practices of different communities
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the villagers along the trail
  • Reach the base of Mount Annapurna, the tenth-highest mountain in the world, enjoying breathtaking views of many towering peaks

Trek to the lap of the tenth-highest mountain in the world at an affordable cost by joining our Annapurna base camp budget trek. It is a perfect 8-day adventurous trekking program in Nepal for travelers who are tight on a budget yet wish to witness the unparalleled beauty of the Himalayas. It is a moderate trek in the famous Annapurna region recommended to all ages of trekkers with or without previous trekking experiences. 

The Annapurna base camp budget trek follows a well-maintained trail that passes through beautiful villages- homes of many different communities. It is a lodge trek, so you do not have to camp, instead you will spend nights in the villages, along the trail. The hospitality of the locals, intriguing interactions with them, and their rich cultural heritage take the trekking experience to the next level. 

The Annapurna base camp budget trekking route is inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. The trail is a protected area. Along the way, you will walk through dense forests of rhododendrons, pine, oak, maple, bamboo, etc, followed by meadows and rocky gorges. As it is a short Annapurna base camp trek, you will pass by a diverse ecosystem in no time. 

From cascading waterfalls to rushing rivers and cold streams, nature thrives along the Annapurna base camp trek route. Numerous suspension and wooden bridges connect the trail. Likewise, you can see colorful prayer flags, stupas, temples, and chortens throughout the trail. Once you are above Himalaya, you will enter the Annapurna Sanctuary and pass by Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700 m/12,140 ft) before reaching Annapurna Base Camp (4,147 m/13,550 ft). 

Even though the trail sees constant ascents and descents, the Annapurna base camp budget trek is relatively easier than the famous Everest base camp trek. Also, the elevation gain is not that high, keeping it under 4,147 meters (13,550 ft), which makes the risk of altitude sickness low. Still, you have to be cautious and aware of symptoms and preventive measures. By the end of the trek at Jhinu Danda, you also have an option to soak in natural hot springs. 

While you discover the trekking route and its adventures, breathtaking landscapes & stunning Himalayan mountains will unfold themselves. Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m/26,545 ft), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m/26,795 ft), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m/23,166 ft), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m/22,943 ft), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m/21,132 ft), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m/24,459 ft), Tukuche Himal (6,920 m/22,703 ft), etc are some of the mountains that decorate the trekking route. 

You can do the Annapurna base camp budget trek from March to May and September to November. As these are the peak trekking seasons in Nepal, the trail is a bit crowded. However, you will still have a lifetime journey amidst towering mountains, picturesque villages, and verdant valleys. You do not need to do much to prepare for Annapurna base camp budget trekking. Basic exercise and regular walk to build your stamina is enough. 

Anyone can join the Annapurna base camp budget trek 2024/2025 departure with us regardless of their expertise. Our expert guide will assure your safety during the Annapurna base camp trek 8 days. Likewise, all the logistics, transportation, permits, and accommodation arrangements will be done by our team to make the budget Annapurna base camp trek a hassle-free journey for you and your loved ones. 

Annapurna base camp budget trek cost

Our Annapurna base camp budget trek cost lets you enjoy this amazing trek at just USD 700 per person. Trekking in a group will let you join further discounts. You can do the Annapurna base camp budget trek solo or in a group with us. Our package cost covers a guide and porter, all accommodation and meals during the trek, all ground transportation as per the itinerary, overnight stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per the itinerary, permits, and taxes. 

Can I do the Annapurna base camp budget trek solo?

No, you cannot trek to Annapurna base camp solo. As per the new rules set by the Nepal Tourism Board, foreign trekkers have to trek with a licensed guide in the Annapurna region. This is done to increase the safety rate of trekkers in the Himalayas.

Join Annapurna base camp budget trek with Nature Excursion at the best cost

We provide the best Annapurna base camp budget trek cost in the market with native guides and porters. You can do this dream trek at an unbelievable price with us. The low price does compromise on some facilities, but there will be no compromise in the trekking experience. You will be guided by a very reliable and trustworthy team. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we will book you a nice hotel for the night stay as well.

Join us on our Annapurna base camp budget trek in the autumn and winter of 2024. Likewise, our booking for the Annapurna base camp budget trek 2024 is also open. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at natureexcursionnepal@gmail.com or +977 9818809994. Our team will help you at every step of your journey with us in Nepal.

Alternative trekking packages in Nepal

Nepal is home to adventurous treks and tours. You can join budget to luxury trips here as per your desire. These are some of our famous trekking packages in Nepal- Langtang Valley trek, Upper Mustang trek, Everest Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit trek, Manaslu Circuit trek, and Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. 

We also have many short trekking packages in Nepal, like a short EBC trek, short Annapurna circuit trek, Poon hill short trek, and Ghorepani Ghandruk short trek.To be frank, you can customize any trekking package with us in Nepal as a short trip. 

Benefits of doing the Annapurna base camp budget trek with us

We offer a comprehensive Annapurna base camp budget trek package. Trekking with us in Nepal will let you travel freely, as our team will take care of all the trek arrangements. You will not be liable for any hidden cost or policy as we are quite transparent. Likewise, our team is very reliable and experienced, so we assure you of a safe trekking venture. 

Below are some of the benefits you will get by trekking with Nature Excursion:

  • free farewell dinner
  • free airport pickup and drop off
  • flexible itinerary
  • budget-friendly trekking packages
  • duffel bag and company t-shirt (you have to return the duffel bag at the end of the trek and keep the t-shirt with yourself)
  • fix departure
  • 24/7 support
  • no hidden costs
  • native guides and porters
Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek pictures and video
Annapurna Base Camp Trek /ABC-2023/ Annapurna Sanctuary

Itinerary

Day1

After a delicious breakfast, we will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and then to Dhampus. The Kathmandu Pokhara highway is well made. It follows lush green rolling hills and lovely Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers. The landscapes along the drive are superb. It will keep us company and make the ride fantastic. From Pokhara to Dhammpus, the ride is around 1.5 to 2 hours only. On the way, we will also witness stunning snow-capped mountain views. 

 

  • Max. Altitude:1,730 m/5,676 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:9 hours
Day2

The trail from Dhampus goes through lush rhododendron forests. On the way, we may get to spot birds. We will reach a small Gurung village called Chandrakot. From here, the trail further ascends, offering views of mountains, mustard fields, and a small lake. We will trek past temples and stupas on the way. In Tolka village, we will take a break for lunch and continue trekking towards Landruk village.

  • Max. Altitude:4,130 m/13,550 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:5-6 hours
Day3

Leaving Landruk village, we will follow an uphill route and cross a long suspension bridge. On the way, we will come across many small streams. The trail goes past Himalpani and New Bridge. From here, we will trek to Jhinu Danda. In Jhinu Danda, we can take a break and enjoy natural hot springs. So, pack a swimsuit for it. 

The trail then continues through the lush forest to Chhomrong village. As we leave Chhomrong, we will register the permit at the exit of the village. The trail descends around 200 meters to Chhomrong Khola and continues to Lower Sinuwa. Further, we will ascend to Upper Sinuwa, which is 1,4 km away.

 

  • Max. Altitude:2,350 m/7,710 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:4-5 hours
Day4

The trail from Upper Sinuwa to Deurali is quite tough because of mostly uphill walking. Trekking through lush forests, we will descend to Bamboo. From here, the trail ascends to Dovan and continues to Himalaya. On the way, we will come across beautiful waterfalls, birds, rivers, and snow-capped mountains. From Himalaya, we follow a steep trail and ascend 400 meters to reach Deurali.

  • Max. Altitude:3,200 m/6,393 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:5 hours
Day5

Today, we will trek to Annapurna base camp from Deurali. We will start walking early to enjoy clear views of the mountains along the way. The trail ascends all the way up to the base camp on this day. We may come across some snowy paths on the way as well as per the weather conditions. The trail goes past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp and follows steep, rugged terrain to Annpurna base camp for the night stay. 

  • Max. Altitude:4,147 m/13,550 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:3 hours
Day6

We will leave the Annapurna base camp after a warm breakfast. The trail retraces its way back to Sinuwa. We will follow a steep, rocky track and trek past the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. Following a steep descent from here, the trail goes through Himalaya and Dovan. Further, we will steeply ascend to Bamboo and keep walking to Upper Sinuwa. The landscapes are fantastic along the way. We'll see waterfalls, massive trees, boulders, mountains, and rivers.

 

  • Max. Altitude:2,220 m/7,283 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Duration:6 hours
Day7

From Sniuwa, we will trek through lush forests and descend to Chhomrong Khola. Crossing the river on a bridge, we will ascend to Chhomrong village and trek to Jhinu Danda. The trek ends here. From Jhinu Danda, we will drive back to Pokhara, enjoying lovely scenery. Spend the evening relaxing at Phewa Lake and enjoy your time at the bustling Lakeside Market.

  • Max. Altitude:1,780 m/6,393 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast and lunch
  • Accommodation:Pokhara
  • Duration:5-6 hours
Day8

After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu. We will follow a well-made highway with fantastic scenery. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will drop you at the hotel. Take your time to rest and unpack. Later, visit nearby tourist areas and do window shopping in Thamel. Join us for a farewell dinner in the late evening. 

  • Max. Altitude:1,400 m/4,593 ft
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch, and farewell dinner
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Duration:6/7 hours
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Cost Details
Includes
  • Free airport pickup and drop off services during the arrival and departure date
  • Transportation cost from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Dhampus and Jhinu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • All meals during the trek in the Himalaya (8 breakfast, 8 lunches, and 7 dinner)
  • Tea house/lodges during the trek
  • Hotel in Pokhara 1 night after trek completion
  • Government licensed, English speaking, experienced Nature Excursions native guide with his meals, salary, transportation, insurance and all necessary equipment. An assistant guide group of 6 or more trekker
  • Strong Sherpa/porter to help your luggage, 1 porter for two trekker (luggage weight limit is 10 kg per trekker)
  • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) card fees
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) fees
  • All government, local taxes and official expenses
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag as per your request (has to return after the trek completion)
  • Snacks (cookies) and seasonal fresh fruit everyday
  • First aid kit box carried by the guide
  • Company t-shirt
  •  Farewell dinner in kathmandu at nepali cultural restaurant
Excludes
  • International flight fare
  • Nepal entry visa fees at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), 15 days- $ 25
  • All hotel and meals in Kathmandu except farewell dinner
  • All meals and hotel in pokhara due to late departure or early return from the trek than schedule itinerary
  • Personal expenses, such as- tea/coffee, hard and soft drinks, shopping, boiled water, hot bag, internet, hot shower, laundry, extra porter etc.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • All the cost and expenses which are not listed in include section
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergencies high altitude rescue and evacuation
  • Additional cost due to delays caused by circumstances beyond our control like- landslide, itinerary modification due to safety concern, weather condition, illness, change of government policies and strikes
  • Tips for guide and porters

Clients Reviews

  • Epic experience

    I had an amazing and tranquil experience trekking to Annapurna Basecamp with Karan. He is extremely experienced (which shines) and also very caring. What jumps out is his level of care about your comfort. He often checks in with you to make sure you are enjoying your trek (while on the hike) and ensures you are comfortable with your food and accommodations. I did slip a couple of times (being a bit lazy in my footing) and he was right there. He is also a fun guy so we enjoyed the ups and downs that the trek requires! You are in great hands with Karan and the team.

    Everett T
    Everett TCanadaReview Date: May 30, 2023
    TripAdvisor
Useful Information

Last-minute Annapurna base camp budget trek booking

To book the Annapurna base camp budget trek at the last minute, we require full payment for the package along with your general information and copies of your valid passport. Booking any trek at the last minute will leave you and us limited time to prepare for the journey. So, our team will be there to help you in every step. We will also do our best to arrange everything for your trek on time. If you have any queries, contact us anytime. 

Annapurna base camp budget trek difficulty

Annapurna base camp trek, in general has a moderate trek grading. However, doing the trek on a budget makes the journey a bit more challenging because you have to adjust to the simplest accommodations and meals. We will do our best to book you the best accommodations, but to provide low cost, we also have to be picky. 

Likewise, the trekking route to Annapurna base camp has many ascents and descents. You will walk up and down on numerous stone stairs. The terrain is rugged and steep at some points as well. Overall, the trail is adventurous but doable with the right preparations and support. Previous experience is not needed for this trek. 

Annapurna base camp budget trek distance

During the budget Annapurna base camp trek, you will cover approximately 110 kilometers. The daily average walking distance is 10 kilometers, which means 6 hours of walking. You have to be fit to walk this distance. Go on daily long walks and exercise. Train your legs and build your core strength. 

Altitude Sickness

The Annapurna base camp budget trek will take you to 4,147 meters (13,550 ft) above sea level. For someone who lives at sea level (close to the ocean/sea), this gain in elevation over a few days can trigger altitude sickness. It is common while trekking in the Himalayas and is readily avoidable. Following our Annapurna base camp budget trek itinerary, you will gain under 500 meters a day, which will help you avoid altitude sickness. 

Likewise, our guide will make sure you are drinking plenty of water and not doing anything that will make you vulnerable to altitude sickness. In the rare case that you get altitude sickness, our guide will provide you first aid and help you get rid of the symptoms. These are some of the early symptoms of altitude sickness- breathing issues, insomnia, vomiting, bad headaches, loss of appetite, etc. 

Accommodation and meals during the Annapurna base camp budget trek

The accommodation during the Annapurna base camp budget trek will be a basic tea house or lodge. We book affordable accommodation for this package to offer the best deal to our guests. The rooms will be clean and cozy to spend the night. You may get a private washroom in some lodges. Likewise, the single room is only available on prior notice and costs some extra money. 

Our Annapurna base camp budget trek cost includes all breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. You will also get a farewell dinner in Kathmandu. During the trek, we provide three meals a day- breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. Mostly, it includes dal bhat, thukpa, pasta, momo, chapati, curries, sandwiches, soups, porridge, burgers, etc. 

For beverages, you get options like different kinds of teas and coffee. Likewise, energy drinks and other non-alcoholic beverages are also available in the tea shops. Drinking water is usually boiled. You can refill your water bottle by paying USD 2-3. Some places also offer it for free of cost. You can carry snacks and bars to have while trekking, as buying them along the trail will cost you much more money than in the city. 

Best time to do Annapurna base camp budget trekking

The best time to do the Annapurna base camp budget trekking is from March to May, when the trail is all bloomed with spring flowers and teeming vegetation. This is the best time of the year, given the stable weather and excellent climate conditions. The trail is packed with travelers enjoying the beauty of the Himalayan, creating a high spirit along the way. 

September to November, the autumn season, is another great time for trekking to Annapurna base camp. This season has similar weather conditions as spring but with a hint of chilliness in the air. Trekking in Nepal in autumn means you are bound to come across festivals as Nepalese celebrate their biggest festivals during this time of the year. Enjoy spectacular mountain views and a lovely trekking environment. 

Annapurna base camp budget trek tips

  • Travel Insurance: Travel insurance keeps you safe in emergency situations while trekking in the Himalayas. The Himalayas is full of surprises, and that also includes injuries and illnesses like altitude sickness. While we do our best to avoid any medical emergency during trekking, a travel insurance with air evacuation will be the peace of mind for us if needed. So, make sure to get travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation.  
  • Passport & Visa: You need a valid passport to book the Annapurna base camp budget trek with us. The passport should have 6 months of validity from the day you enter Nepal. Likewise, you also have to acquire a Nepalese travel visa. You can get it in your country via Nepal's Embassy or Consulate Office. Similarly, travelers from many countries can get an on-arrival visa upon landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Do check the visa status for your country, though. 
  • Luggage: You are allowed to carry 10 kg as main luggage and an additional 5 kg in a backpack. We use duffel bags as the main luggage during the trek. It is carried by our porters. Trekkers carry a backpack on them with all the essentials. If you happen to have additional unwanted luggage, you can store it in the hotel's locker room free of cost.
  • Charging & Internet: The charging and internet facility is decent along the Annapurna base camp trek route. However, both of them cost additional money. Spare batteries and power banks will come in handy. Likewise, we highly recommend getting a tourist sim with ample data to use during the trek for better internet connectivity. Do note that you may not get a network everywhere. 
  • Tips: Tip your guide and porters at the end of the trek. It is the best gratitude you can show them for their hard work. You can tip them as much as you wish. If you are trekking alone, 10% of the package cost would do, or if you are in a group every member can contribute USD 100 and tip collectively. Likewise, we also recommend tipping tour guides and drivers. 
  • Personal Expenses: Apart from the Annapurna base camp budget trek package cost, you will need money for international flight tickets, trekking clothes and gear, tips, travel insurance, shopping, etc. Budget according to your spending habits. Also, make a small budget to use extra service during trekking.
Equipments

HEAD

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Winter hat or insulating hat or wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with extra battery

FACE

  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face and body wipes

HANDS

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Lightweight winter gloves

BODY

  • Hiking shirt
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-shirt (bring lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available for rent in Kathmandu)
  • Sweater
  • Waterproof jacket and pant

FOOTWEAR

  • Hiking boots
  • Thick wool socks (take an extra pair of thick wool socks)

ESSENTIAL GEARS

  • Backpack or day back (size depends on whether you take a porter or not)
  • Thermal bottle
  • Water purification
  • Trekking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 degrees sleeping bag is best in high altitude trekking)

TOILETRIES

  • Medium size drying towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • Nail clippers

PERSONAL ACCESSORIES

  • Money
  • Watch
  • Cell phone
  • Camera

EXTRA ITEMS

  • First aid kit
  • Extra password photos and photocopies of password
  • Notebook and pen
  • Binoculars

 

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