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How much does it cost to go on a Annapurna base camp trek?

Many Tourists ask always the similar question. How much does it cost to go on an Annapurna base camp trek?. It is very difficult to answer you straight but it’s very important to remember the following as your price will calculate on it.

The prime question is how do you go?. And how many days do you want to trek for?. ABC trek takes 12 -14 days on average. You can also complete ABC trek less than a week quickly. What time of year are you planning to go?. October – November or March – April are busy season is more expensive.

Who do you buy the trek from?. Travel agent? online group travel?, an online agent?, in-country guide?, local guide?. What type of trek do you want to do?. All-inclusive as a full board package or with a guide only?.

Just have in mind that the local trekking agency is expert and arrange your trip perfectly according to your choice. So choose a local trek operator rather than a bigger international trek agency to make a decrease in cost to go on an Annapurna base camp trekking. And selecting your trip with a Local trek operator agency, your price is cheaper and you are helping the local economy.

How much does it cost to go on an Annapurna base camp trek?

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Cost of booking to go Mount Annapurna Base Camp Trek online with a private company is probably the best way to make your trip cheaper. Trekking in Annapurna with the price ranges USD$ 800 all the way to USD$1,200 for an average 12 to 13 days trek.

Prices generally include all permits, Kathmandu – Pokhara single way flights. Also includes lodge accommodation, meals, guide, and porters. Prices won’t include guest travel insurance, visa fees, trekking equipment. The benefits of booking online are everything will pre-arrange for your arrival. You can literally arrive in Kathmandu on day one and head out trekking on day two.

Some things like trek permits or Pokhara flights are not referred and need to clarify in writing. Be aware that it is very important to be aware of “too good to be true prices” online. US$ 900 or even less for the base camp trekking with a “well known” agency might well mean you’re joining another much larger group that can cause all types of problems later on. For example, people not showing up, no choice in accommodation, being with a big group of another nationality you may not like, etc.

In 2018 it’s also important to be aware of Nepal’s fake helicopter rescue scam which is a link with very cheap treks offer online and in Nepal. Moral of the story? is read this blog page carefully and you’ll quickly calculate the cost to go on an Annapurna base camp trek on your own needs.

The Annapurna base camp trek cost classification or costs breakdown

What is the best time of the year to trek Annapurna Base Camp

For your clear understanding, we have the breakdown of all costs & budget to go on an Annapurna base camp treks. The cost of Flights to Pokhara is roughly about US$ 120 per person for one way. Likewise, the guide is US$ 40 for each way.

However, the cost of abc trek lodge accommodation is generally starting US$ 3 to US$ 15 per night. But they depend upon the lodge quality that you are choosing the standards. Choose a clean lodge cost of US$ 3 per person per night.

Furthermore, hot showers are not included in accommodation prices. So, prepare to pay US$2 for a hot shower. Maybe during the offseason, the price of a single room goes a little down. And it’s easier to bargain a little bit for better prices.

There’s also an hourly charging fee for batteries or devices that will set you back about US$2. There’s also WIFI internet charges range from US$ 2 to US$ 5. And even then the service is very slow. It’s best to send a message home to let them know that you are okay.

Moreover, the cost of meals & water on the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is Meal prices again vary. Nepali Dal Bhat at the start of a trek can start at US$ 2 and at the high camp go for US$ 9. One liter of bottled water cost on average about US$ 2.

Likewise, the cost of Permits for the Sanctuary Annapurna Trek – Annapurna conservation permit cost US$ 29 while a TIMS card costs US$ 20. If you are on abc trek with an agency? the TIMS cost goes down to US$ 10.

In addition, the cost of a guide to go on an Annapurna base camp trek is dependent upon the high season and low season. The cost of trekking guide hire generally starts from US$ 20 to US$ 30 per day. Generally speaking the higher the cost of your local guide the better they should be. They’ll put safety first, have a good knowledge of the environment and over the decades of experience, etc.

Thus, these prices only apply to local guides. The cost of a guide-porter or porter-guide cost to go usually costs $20 to 25 per day including their Insurance. If you find all this overwhelming are complicated, do consider booking your trip with a local trek agency.

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I am Ammar Raj Guni, a trek tour guide, mountain guide working since 2001 AD. I am a photographer, and an entrepreneur of this blog, Gokyo Treks Nepal, and many others.