Complete Guide Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

  • Nov 23, 2021
  • Nepal Spirit Adventure

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Adventure Annapurna Base Camp-ABC trek is an amazing natural paradise trail in the mountain kingdom- Annapurna region of Nepal. Every travel can test real Nepali friendly ethnic Buddhist and Hindu spiritual family and fully joyful exploration scenery, a unique cultural experience with comfortable Nepal trekking routes around the beautiful mountain in the planet. Our experience complete local guide trek you to mount Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130m. For your kind information have a loop up the ABC trekking route map for details every day and point height.

Probably you have done a lot of trekking in Nepal Himalaya, trek to Annapurna base camp trekking is not difficulties but remember is not also easy as hiking around rim city civilization, this trek is also quite a high altitude trip and required fully trekking equipment, exercise, healthy and positive philosophy before you start the Annapurna base camp. Of course, you can apply this trek solo but there will be a huge difference while you have a complete guide trek to Annapurna base camp at 4,130m.

Today in this my personal experience we discuss more detail a complete guide trek to Annapurna base camp’s cost, itinerary, guides, porter, altitude sickness and give packing and money-saving trip with Nepal local trekking company that what you receive advantage while you are along the Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Trip Fact

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trek Duration: Flexible | Short & Long
  • Highest Point: 4130m | 13549ft
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Requirement Permit: Local Government fee (3000/USD 26 per trekkers) Annapurna conservation permit, Tims card-Rs. 1000/USD 9 per trekker.
  • Accommodation: Hotel in City | Lodge | Teahouse
  • Meals Per Day Cost: $23 approximately could be expenses more depending on your appetite.
  • Lodge Cost: $5 per person, if you wish to have a more comfortable lodge could be charged $10-20 per night
  • Trek Guide Cost Per Day: $30 including his daily wages.
  • Trekking Porters Cost Per Day: $20 including his daily wages.

How to hike to Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is one of the most mountain view trip known fully natural paradise of flora/fauna including cultural heritage trail with high altitude foothill journey. Before starting the Annapurna base camp trekking, at least you have main three options on how to do the trek to Annapurna base camp. For your comfortable and personal safeties better do a package tour through Nepal base local trek agency, do it yourself can make yourself challenging due to new climate geography with message high altitude zone. Either-no group! Just hire a porter of trek guide can be also done this trip. Doing an organized the through an agency is a good option if you are alone or not confident to do the trek unassisted, it is easier with a full informative tour to the ABC-full board trekking package.

Organized Annapurna Base Camp Trek

While you have many options to do the Annapurna base camp trek in Nepal, some great treks with reputable Nepal base local companies will be best and goes directly to local people. Guides have an incredible experience, porters are kind and friendly. 15 days Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Nepal Spirit Adventure starting and ending in Kathmandu. You believe reviews are a very important resource deciding on an activity, more than happy customer gate great score reviews including local flights, bus transportation, trekking guides, porters and accommodation.

If you do not have a long holiday from your work for this trip, a short tour to Annapurna base camp comfortable with Nepal Spirit Adventure is also a 10 days itinerary, starts and ends in Kathmandu including flights, accommodation, and hiking in small groups with an English speaking guide inclusive 3-star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and cultural heritage city sightseeing tour. If you are trekking season escape the crowds by hiking the more quiet way and experience unreal views of famous mountain view trip such as Mardi Himal trail, Upper Mustang motorbike tour, Annapurna circuit trekking, Annapurna Gorge Motorbike Tour, and spectacular mountain panorama trek you can plane to do the Ghorepani poon hill trek as well as Best Annapurna Mountain view with natural hot spring trip with Nepal Spirit Adventure!

Complete guide ABC Trek Cost

For a complete cent by cent cost breakdown of our trek to Annapurna base camp in 2020 | 20221. Cost of trekking to ABC 2021 | 2022 different ways in a nutshell.

# All inclusive 15 days ABC trekking USD 950.
# Annapurna Panorama trek USD 850
# Annapurna mountain views hot spring trek 9days USD 630.
# 4days Ghorepani Poon Hill trek USD 355.
# Nar Phu valley trekking USD 850.
# Short Annapurna base camp trek USD 855.
# Annapurna circuit trekking USD 1190.
# Mardi Himal Trek 11days USD 690.
# 9days Annapurna gorge motorbike tour USD 490.
# Upper mustang motorbike tour 14days USD 1499.

Food on Annapurna Base Camp Trek

On the trek, we spent $23 a day approximately and it should be enough for 3 good meals per day, about $7.5 per meal. Food in the tea houses was good and not too expensive considering how cheap accommodation is and that the porters and yaks have to carry all the food up the mountain. Overall food prices on ABC are quite similar to those on the other popular trekking routes such as the Annapurna Base Camp trek of Poon Hill trek. Better you stayed clear meat not really trusting the quality of meat up here and it gots very expensive higher up. Vegetarian meals are much better while you are on the high-altitude trek in the Nepal Himalaya.

Drinking-Water uring Annapurna base camp trek

Drinking water is a top important list along the ABC trek, everything becomes more expensive as the altitude increases. Your drinking water cost starts at 100NPR-$1 for 1.5L and is 200NPR-$2 when you reach Annapurna Base Camp.

We saved a ton by drinking water in our life straw bottles. There are plenty of water sources along the way but the water is not potable, with a lifes strew, we could just refill and drink on the way. This is also great for the environment since you do not use plenty of plastic bottles that are just rubbish on the outran. A Steri Pen UV water sterilizing device is another option so are chlorine pills, we just do not like the swimming pool water taste from chlorine tablets. If you use a life straw bottle be care full not to let your bottle freeze full of water at ABC, this can damage the filter.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Difficulty

Our ABC trek itinerary is very comfortable and flexible, so you walk more or less 5-6 per day for about 10 days. It is not a flat walking surface and typical of treks in Nepal there is a lot of going up and down. The distance you cover does not require super fitness, the altitude does however make it quite tough, you start at 3000m and climb 2400m further to reach base camp at 5365m. The difficulty of the Everest Base Camp Trek is influenced by; your pack weight, a porter can make it much easier here and season, if you are cold and miserable it is definitely harder.

In a nutshell; you walk 4 to 6 hours a day for 12 days, with a resting day or two for acclimatization. If you are reasonably fit you should be able to do this carrying your own backpack. Having porters make it even easier.

Best time to trek Annapurna Base Camp

There are two distinct seasons for trekking to ABC. The best months to trek to Everest base camp are in the pre-monsoon season through March, April, and Mayor in the post-monsoon season from late September, October, November.

Pre-monsoon (Feb-May) the weather should be largely stable and dry, great for trekking. We have done a lot of trekking in Nepal between February and April. We loved the landscapes on the ABC trek in March and really preferred the spectacular snow-covered mountains in late February and early March to the landscapes in middle April. This time of the year was however freezing cold. If you want to hike to  Nar Phu valley Thorung La pass (Circuit trek) at 5416m.

Post monsoon (late Sept-Nov) with less haze and clouds in this period it will normally provide better views of these spectacular mountains. This time is colder but a great time to hike to the Ghorepani poon hill trek. This is a good season for trekking, but from October it can be crazy busy with packed teahouses, combine this with frozen water pipes can make for some frustrations.

Dec-Feb Hiking is still possible but very cold, up to -10C at night! Sometimes a lot of snow falls on the trail, passes might be closed. Avoid the crowds but bring proper equipment!

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