Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration13 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4130m
  • Trip Type Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Accommodation Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Transport Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Highlights
  • Taste the exotic culture and traditions of local people
  • Walk through the lush rhododendron forests
  • Amazing view of sunrise from PoonHill
  • Incredible views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri

Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek 13 Days Itinerary and Cost

Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most popular and incredible economical trekking packages in Nepal. It allows the travelers to travel and make the most out of the trip around the Annapurna Region in a limited budget. The exquisite natural beauty of the Himalayas and the brilliant wildlife of the Annapurna Circuit makes your trip worth every penny. The magical view of the sunrise from PoonHill is the major highlight of the Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek. The journey covers the culturally ethnic villages with alluring mountain views.

The 1Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek Itinerary starts from Pokhara and finally to Annapurna Base Camp. The journey continues with the hike to Tikhedhunga and finally to Ghorepani. A trek to ABC can be the best decision of your life as you will get to see the majestic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The ABC Budget Trek cost ranges from USD 600- USD 700. The ABC Trek is not as costly as it seems to be.

All and all, Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an iconic trek you should definitely go on at least once in your life. The exquisite natural beauty intensified by the gorgeous mountain vistas is something very magnificent that you should see.

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You will be met by our representative and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu at Thamel Eco Resort or skyline Hotel.

  • Accommodation:3 star Hotel in Kathmandu

Drive to Pokhara by turist bus it takes about [210km-6-7hr] Evening: free time to self explore around Phewa Lake and lake side pokhara tourist place. Overnight at Hotel Third Pole or similar.

  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel in Pokhara

Take a short drive to Nayapul in the morning, and start the trek from Nayapul. After short preparation of the luggage for the porters and prepare yourself, the trail leads easy walk towards Birethanti along the River. A short check in formalities takes place at the ACAP office and the trail leads you towards Bhurundi khola along with the great scenery passing through several countryside villages all the way up to Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Tea house Lodge.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

Today we prepare for the long uphill to Ulleri which has 3200 stone steeps which has amazing landscape with the valley and short range of Annapurna. It is a little tired for the up steps however this beautiful view gives you power to keep on walking. After a short walk from Ulleri the trail leads you through the forest of rhododendron which is national flower of Nepal. Then the trail continues leads uphill to Ghorepani which is on the top of the hill have excellent views of entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Overnight at the tea house lodge

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

Get up early in the morning and go for to see the amazing sunrise in Poon Hill after wake up at early morning and an hour walk to Poon hill. The view of the shining mountains is good for photograph, after about one hours exiting sunrise we will drop down to the lodge at Ghorepani and trek down to Tadapani after breakfast. The beginning parts of the trek the trail steep uphill to the ridge through the stone steps and after few ups and downs you reach to Deurali for short break. After pass through the forest, we will have end short easy walk to the ridge and steep down to the river to cross the bridge. Overnight at tea house local lodge

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

After drop down from the forest for a while and continue down to the river to cross suspension bridge at the bottom and an easy walk after short climb. The trail leads continue to the Chomrong and steep downhill to the bottom of the hill then continue climb to Sinuwa. Overnight at tea house lodge

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

Start with a easy walk to through the forest, you are towards Bamboo and continue climb up to Dovan. Then the trail leads you through the valley towards Himalaya where you may stop for the lunch and continue walk climb to Deurali. Overnight at tea house lodge

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

After climbing up through the valley to get to the Machhapuchhare Base Camp, you will take an hour rest before you head to the Base Camp. If you have no problem climbing up we do continue walk to Base Camp for overnight (If you have a problem walking further we should stop here for overnight) Overnight at tea house lodge

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

After morning excursion the trail drops down through the same valley to Deurali and continues downhill through the forest. You may find an easy downhill which is not steep and has interesting walking. At the end we stop at Bamboo. Overnight at tea house lodge

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

After breakfast at the lodge the trail leads uphill through the stone steep to the ridge and an easy walk to Sinuwa. Then the trail drops down to the bottom of the hill and continue climb up to Chomrong. After lunch break at Chomrong the trail steep drops down to Jhinu.

Once you get in to the Guest House, you walk 15 minutes downhill to the bank of the river where hot spring is located to relax. It is said that when we take a bath in to it, we wash all our sin according to hindu Mythology. After time to get relax, short climb to the lodge for overnight. Overnight at tea house lodge

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

You can go to the hot spring again this morning then trek down to nayapul then drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Pokhara Hotel at Hotel third Pole.

  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel in Pokhara

Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Its takes about 6 hour. Evening: Nepali dinner with a live cultural show at the Nepali restaurant [Complement] Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu at Thamel Eco Resort or skyline Hotel.

  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Today is your last day so Free time until departure. Then we Transfer to the international airport for final departure.

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    Cost Details
    Cost Includes
    • Airports pick up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
    • Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with free breakfast
    • Ground transportation by tourist bus from Kathmandu – Pokhara –kathmandu and by car from Pokhara to trek starting point and trek ending point to Pokhara.
    • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
    • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide
    • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP) permits.
    • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
    • Duffle bag, if necessary.
    • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
    Cost Excludes
    • Major meals in Cities (Kathmandu and Pokhara)
    • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
    • Porters available at an extra cost (1 porter for 2 peoples).
    • Personal clothing and gears, sleeping bag and Down jacket for trek
    • All personal expenses such as bar bills, water, tea / coffee, snacks, shower, battery re-charge laundry charge etc.
    • Hot shower during the trekking.
    • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
    Departure Dates
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    Date PriceStatus 
    Start DateSundayFeb 25, 2024End DateFridayMar 08, 2024PricePriceUS$700StatusStatusAvailable
    Essential Information

    Best Season for Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    The spring and autumn seasons are the most preferred time for 13 days budget Annapurna base camp trek in Nepal. During the months of spring season (March- May) the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. You will experience moderate temperature, clear sky and breathtaking views the Himalayas. As this also the time for rhododendron blooms, you will be walking through the beautiful rhododendron forests. The autumn season is the best time to do the budget Annapurna base camp trek. During the months of autumn season (Sept- Nov) the weather is stable, with clear skies and warm days. The days are sunny and the morning and nights will be chilly. You will get the beautiful views of the breathtaking mountains throughout the trek. The trekking trails will be extremely crowded and you will be meeting trekkers from different countries during these seasons.

    The monsoon season is not appropriate for the 13 days budget Annapurna Base camp Trek. During the months of Monsoon season (June- Aug) the weather is in bad condition most of the time and the temperature is too hot. You will also experience frequent rainfalls during this season which will make the trails muddy and slippery. If you want to do the budget Annapurna base camp trek in monsoon season you need to be prepared and have right gears as it will be a bit challenging. The winter season is the coldest time in Nepal. During the months of winter (Dec- Feb) the weather is extremely cold in the Himalayas. You will experience the heavy snowfalls. However, the views of the mountains are spectacular in this season. You can enjoy the trek in peaceful nature in the winter. Due to the snowfalls and cold weather, it might be challenging to trek. If the cold weather doesn’t bother you then it is the best time for you to explore the trekking trails. However, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the snowy mountains in this season and the trekking trails are less crowded.

    Packing lists for Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    Here are the lists of some of the most necessary equipment for the 13 days budget Annapurna base camp trek:

    • Down jackets, rain coat, wind proof jacket, quick dry t-shirt
    • Long sleeve shirt, trekking trousers, trekking boots, warm socks
    • Hat, scarf, gloves, sunglasses, under wears
    • Cell phone, cameras, torch light, power banks, water bottles
    • Face wipes, quick dry towel, sanitizer, toiletries
    • Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, hair brush, etc.
    • Medical kits, water purification tablets
    • Extra money and many other necessary personal equipment and valuable
    • accessories.

    Accommodations during budget Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    When you will be staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara the hotels provide amazing facilities. But when the trek starts you will be staying at the tea houses/ lodges. You will have a lot of teahouses along the 13 days Budget Annapurna base camp trekking trail with all the basic requirements you need. The tea houses provide good foods, comfortable beds, hot showers and clean toilets. The trekkers will enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals.

    Foods during Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    The trekkers will enjoy the foods and meals on the lodges and teahouses on 13 days budget Annapurna base camp trek. The teahouses have varieties of delicious foods. The most recommended and popular dish is local Nepalese Khana set dal bhat achaar. Beside this you can also find other tasty foods like: noodles, eggs, pasta, momos, chips, etc. There are also varieties of hot drinks and cold drinks. You can choose anything from the menu according to your wish.

    Drinking water on the Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    During the budget Annapurna base camp trek, the safe drinking water is available in the lodges, teahouses and shops. We suggest you to carry your own water bottles while trekking. You can buy the boiled waters in the teahouses and fill the tap water. You should drink tap water only after purification. Boiled water is the best and safest option in the 13 days budget Annapurna base camp trek.

    WIFI, electricity and hot shower facilities on Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    The teahouses and lodges have the facilities like: WIFI, electricity services during budget Annapurna base camp trek. The WIFI and electricity services at the higher altitudes are not much reliable. For the usage of WIFI, electricity and hot showers you need to pay extra cost.

    Difficulty level of Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    The 13 days budget Annapurna Base Camp is a moderate level of trek. You have to walk at least 7 hours a day during the trek. The trekkers have to be physically and mentally fit and determined to complete this trek. You don’t need any technical experience for the Annapurna base camp trek. The trek is physically demanding at higher altitudes so you can prepare by jogging, swimming and other exercises before the trek.

    Guides and porters for Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    For your safety and comfort during the 13 days budget Annapurna base camp trek, we provide the best professional guides and strong porters. Travelling with the guide will be fun and easier to communicate with the locals. The guides know the best routes, locals and their cultures which will be a great advantage in the trek. Likewise, the porters will carry your heavy bags and keep them safe throughout the trek. While trekking you might face some injuries or difficulties; at that time the guides will look after you and help you. Having a guide and porter for the 13 days budget Annapurna base camp trek is great as you will be enjoying the trek with proper safety and security.

    Trekking permits for Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    The trekkers need to have two kinds of permits for 13 days budget Annapurna base camp trek and they are: ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management Systems) permit.

    Travel insurance for Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    The travel insurance is mandatory for the 13 days Annapurna base camp trek. There are chances of altitude sickness and many other unexpected incidents while doing the Annapurna base camp trek. So, it is best to have good travel insurance that covers medical expenses and emergency helicopter rescues. To be safe and secured, Welcome Nepal Treks highly recommend you to have travel insurance for the budget Annapurna base camp trek.

    Tips for guides and porters in Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    The tips are the reward in form of money or gifts to the services provider for their great work and services. In these 13 days budget Annapurna base camp trek, you will receive great help and outstanding services from the guides and porters. The tipping is not compulsory for the trek but is expected by the guides and porters after providing you the best services throughout the trek. If you liked their services then you can reward them with small number of tips. The tips will make them happy and encourage them to work even better. Overall, the tipping during 13 days budget Annapurna circuit trek completely depends on your choice and wish.

    Why to do 13 days Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    The 13 days budget Annapurna base camp trek is a very popular economical trekking package. The trek offers the views of numerous breathtaking mountains like: Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, fishtail, Annapurna ranges and many more. The hike to Poon hill is the main highlight of the trek as trekkers will be fascinated by mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views over the snowcapped Himalayas. Moreover, you will be amazed by witnessing the diversity of cultures, traditions and unique lifestyles of Nepalese people. You will be thrilled by the natural beauty and adventurous trekking journey at the best rate.

    Why Welcome Nepal Treks for Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek

    Welcome Nepal Treks is a well-organized local tours and trekking agency in Nepal. We organize the 13 days budget Annapurna base camp trek at the best price with high quality services. We are a team of professional with experience of many years in the field of trekking and tourism. We provide professional and much trained and well experienced guides and porters to make your trekking journey enjoyable and fun. We also customize the itinerary as per the customer request. Our client’s safety and happiness are our utmost priority. From picking up in airport, lodging, transportation to dropping at the airport for departure; everything will be done in professional ways. We serve our customers with the best services and hospitality.

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