Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek

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US$ 349 P/P

Trip Info

  • Duration

    9 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    4130 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Tourist Vehicle

  • Region/Type

    Annapurna Treks
  • Best Season:

    • All Year Round

Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek is specially designed for those travelers, who wish to explore the exotic Annapurna Base Camp within budget. The Annapurna Region is located in Nepal's central north, ranging from the Kali Gandaki River in the west to the Marshyangdi River in the east, together with the Lamjung Himal, which is Nepal's second most popular trekking region after Everest.

Each year a huge number of trekkers visit Annapurna Base Camp to marvel at nature’s splendor. The Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek offers a wonderful combination of natural and cultural elements of this region.

Observing flora and fauna such as rhododendron, pine, spruce, and fir trees, as well as reptiles, gharials, leopard, langur monkeys, rhesus monkeys, bear, and musk deer, and taking advantage of this Budget ABC trek to enjoy the best panoramic mountain views of mountains such as Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, Himchuli Barahi Shikhar, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, and hundreds of other lesser peaks.

Our Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek is one of Nepal's best classic excursions as this Budget ABC trek is the most cost-effective and high-quality option to see the beauty of the Annapurna Region.

This inexpensive excursion is a custom-designed itinerary that allows you to enjoy the trek on a budget without sacrificing safety, fun, or exploration. The trip is completed in 9 days from your arrival to departure and the max altitude you gain on this trip is 4,130 m. Spring and Fall are the best seasons to relish the beauty of the surrounding mountains.

The discovery and experience of this budget trek are more in line with a standard trekking package. 

Trip Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek

  • At 4130m, reach and spent a night at the highest elevation of Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Experience amazing culture and traditions in Ghandruk and Chhomrong, two popular Gurung villages.
  • The Annapurna Base Camp offers a spectacular view of the dawn (Sunrise) and dusk (Sunset).
  • Witness the remarkable view of Himchuli, Annapurna South, which offers breathtaking views. Annapurna I, Glacier Dome, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhare, and other numerous peaks.

Best Season for Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek is best done during the spring (March to May) and autumn (last week of September to mid-December) seasons. The weather is consistent at these times, and the mountain vistas are spectacular, resulting in the greatest experience. The weather can be unpredictable during the monsoon, and the rain can make the paths slippery and hazardous. Due to the severe temperatures, winter hiking may not be suited for everyone. However, anyone capable of completing the walk in the winter will be rewarded with spectacular views, extra snow, and enjoyment.

The difficulty level of Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek

This 9-day Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek is a moderately demanding trek that takes you to 4130 meters above sea level (ABC). For the most part, you'll be trekking across high hills and semi-rocky terrain. While prior trekking expertise is not required, it will make the climb much easier. This journey is best suited to persons who are physically active and have good stamina. Because much of the trail is at relatively low heights, altitude sickness is rarely a concern.

Permits & Entrance for Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek 

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit cost - $30.00 Per Person
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card cost- USD 10.00 P/P for group trekkers
  • Local Rural Municipality fees

Note: All Entrance fees will be included in the Trekking package, provided by Himalayan Trekkers.

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Hotel

Max Altitude: 1350 M

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative from Himalayan Trekkers will be there at the terminal to greet and assist to hotel. After the hotel checking process, you can rest in your room and in the evening visits our office for a small discussion about the trip and after that, if you want then explore the Thamel Bazar as well. 

Accommodation: Travelers/Tourist Standard Hotel

Day 2: Drive to Kimche via Pokhara and Hike to Ghandruk

🕑 9/10 Hours Drive & 30 Min Walk

Max Altitude: 1950 M

We begin our long journey to Pokhara, a wonderful tourist destination, which will take roughly 6-7 hours. We take an early morning tourist coach ride along the magnificent Trishuli River on the right-hand side, admiring the breathtaking Highway and beautiful topographical variety. From Pokhara it will take around 3 hours to reach Kimche. 

You can stay in Kimche or walk for another an hours to reach Ghandruk. It a very beautiful Gurung village, where you can find amazing Gurung cultural and traditions with local tasty food.  

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Day 3: Trek to Sinuwa

🕑 6/7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2200 M

Today we start the day with a morning stroll through the gorgeous Ghandruk village. Our hike continues after the breakfast, going through a magnificent Rhododendron and oak forest. Our trek to Kimrung Danda continues with a difficult ascent. The trail descends steeply through the terraced field to Kimrung Khola while taking in the wonderful vistas of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhare, and Gangapurna. 

Then we cross the suspension bridge and walk to Chare Danda before continuing on to Chhomrong, a picturesque town nestled in the shadow of the Giant Annapurna range. We descend a stone staircase and cross the Chhomrong Khola on a bridge before climbing up to Sinuwa, a picturesque settlement. In Sinuwa, spend the night at a teahouse.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 4: Trek to Deurali

🕑 7 hours walk

Max Altitude: 3200 M

After having a warm delicious breakfast, we will start to walk with an easy path through a dense forest of oak and rhododendron, our trekking trail enters the Modi Khola valley. Our hike ascends gently towards Khuldighar before descending to Bamboo, another lovely village. We continue on to the Hotel Himalaya, passing through a rhododendron grove and up steep stairs. Only after reaching Hotel Himalaya does the forest open up. 

Before arriving at the Hinku cave, we walk through a dry forest. After that, we'll drop closer to the river and pass through multiple avalanche chutes before climbing to Deurali. Deurali is a wonderful location with breathtaking views of the valley, spectacular Mountain River, rocks, waterfalls, vegetation, flora and animals, and breathtaking Himalayan views. Staying in a teahouse in Deurali for the night. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 5: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

🕑 4/5 hours walk

Max Altitude: 4130 M

Today is both the most exhilarating and the most difficult day of our journey. We begin our day with a gradual walk up the steep stone stairs. We continue on with a delightful and mild hike towards to Annapurna base camp. On our way to ABC, the permanent settlement and greenery vanish, and the trail widens as we reach Annapurna Sanctuary. When we arrive at base camp, we are greeted by freezing glaciers, moraines, and breathtaking 360-degree mountain views.

Once we arrive at base camp, we are greeted by freezing glaciers, moraines, and breathtaking 360-degree views of the massive Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, Tharpu chuli, Gangapurna, and other mighty peaks. Staying at a teahouse in Annapurna Base Camp for the night. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 6: Trek back to Bamboo

🕑 6/7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2,400 M

Having our breakfast at the base of the world's tenth highest peak, we continue on the same walking trail that we have already walked because there are no other options. Today's hike is relatively easy, so you should have no problems. We take MBC, Deurali, Himalaya Hotel, and Dobhan all the way to Bamboo. 

On the way, we will stop for the lunch. Our stroll to Bamboo continues with spectacular mountain vistas, natural settings, and a peaceful atmosphere. Staying in a teahouse in Bamboo for the night.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 7: Trek to Kyumi and Drive to Pokhara

🕑 7 Hours Walk & 2 Hours Drive

Max Altitude: 850 M

This day begins with an early morning wake-up call and a modest breakfast. After then, the day's trek begins. From Bamboo to Kyumi, you'll journey through Sinuwa, Chhomrong, and Jhinu. Jhinu sits at an elevation of 1,690 meters above sea level. After around 6 hours of walking, you will arrive in Kyumi. 

From Kyumi we will take a jeep and drive towards Pokhara. It will take around 2 to 3 hours to reach the city of Lakes. After arriving at the hotel, we will rest and enjoy the night. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Travelers/Tourist Standard Hotel

Day 8: Drive to Kathmandu

🕑 7 Hours Drive

Max Altitude: 1350 M

Drive to Kathmandu after breakfast through the Prithvi Highway, which offers wonderful glimpses of rural Nepal as you pass through Middle Hill landscapes and along significant rivers such as the Trishuli River, which rises in Tibet and flows northeast of Kathmandu. The road crosses via Gorkha's lower reaches (beneath Manaslu). Return to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast & Farewell Dinner

Accommodation: Travelers/Tourist Standard Hotel

Day 9: Departure from Kathmandu

🕑 30 Min Drive to Airport

Today is the last day of your adventurous Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trip of Nepal comes to an end. With warm greetings and hospitality, our representative will transfer you to the international airport three hours before your flight schedule in a private car. We hope to see you again for another adventurous tour.

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • Pick up and Drop (to/from International airport Kathmandu) by private vehicle
  • Tourist Standard Twin-sharing accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Daily Breakfast at Hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara-Kimche drive by Tourist Bus & Scheduled Jeep
  • Kyumi-Pokhara- Kathmandu drive back by Tourist Bus
  • Twin-sharing Tea house/Guest house/Lodge accommodation  during the trek
  • Daily Breakfast During the Trek
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Fees,TIMS, and local province fee
  • An experienced Authorised trekking guide.
  • All Wages, Medical, and Travel Insurance for Guide 
  • All Logistic Documentations
  • Farewell Dinner
  • All Government Taxes 

Excludes

  • Nepal Visa Fees. (Please visit Nepal FAQ Visa for pricing and more detailed information)
  • International Airfares to/from Kathmandu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Porter (Available at extra cost)
  • Any kind of beverages and Liquire 
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry, and other extra activities are not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any cost occurred from unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, political conditions, issues, some kind of illness, landslide, etc.

Accommodations During Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trekking

We, Himalayan Trekkers have always been providing our guests the best, most comfortable, and safe accommodations. In the city, we arrange a  standard traveler's category (Non-Star)hotel with all the basic amenities with a private bathroom.

During the trekking days, all trekkers will stay in the best available lodges or tea houses with twin-sharing accommodations. If you request a single room, they may be able to accommodate you for a minimal charge, although trekkers in higher altitude areas must stay in dormitories or shared rooms. Because tea houses and lodges are in high-altitude, areas might not always provide single-room services.

Meals in Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek

All breakfasts are included in our package. In Kathmandu, trekkers can find Lunch and Dinner in the finest restaurants and hotels. Our guide can assist you in locating the best restaurants in the city, where you may enjoy a variety of cuisines.

You can eat a wide range of cuisines while on the trek. The food will be provided in a clean and courteous manner. Dhalbhat, fried noodles, fry rice, momo (dumplings), pasta, pizza, Chinese continental and Indian several types of soups, set breakfasts, and other types of drinks are available to trekkers.

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