Budget trekking in Annapurna regions -Nepal

January 2, 2024 nepalguide
Budget trekking in Annapurna regions -Nepal
Generally around US$ 30 – 40 / per person should cover 3 times basic meals and accommodation During a trek Annapurna Circuit / ABC trek / Ghorepani poon hill / Mardi Himal. It also depends on you what type of foods you eat during a trek and how many items you will eat each day but generally above the mention three time a meals and Drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) won’t be covered in above amount $30 to 40$
Lodges cost around $5 to 10$ per day. You can rent a private room with twin beds or a dorm room with 4-6 beds. They are small but cozy and tidy.
There are fancier hotels that cost much more Annapurna Trek   (Annapurna Circuit / ABC trek)
but around $5 is the price for normal tea houses. Lodging in these fancy hotels is what is called luxury trekking. They are costlier. ‘Comfort against weather’ wise, luxury trekking is not really necessary for ABC and Annapurna Circuit , Ghorepani and mardi Himal .There are different food options you can choose from Annapurna Conservation Committees menu . You can have eggs prepared in different ways, chapatti, and cereals with milk, sandwiches, potatoes prepared in different ways, packet noodles, chowmein, momo, macaroni, pudding, Dal Bhat Tarkari and more. Dal Bhat is Good power ( Dal Bhat Power 24 Hr ) and most filling option. For drinks, you can have tea, coffee, flavored hot drinks etc. They sell alcohols as well.
Tipping differs people to people. If you are happy with your staff’s services then you can tip them more where if you are not satisfied then you can leave without tipping. But in general, Who are Working on mountain in Nepal they expert some tip from you.

Trekking Permits and Costs for Annapurna Base Camp

What to pack is the main question for any kind of trip. It is important
To trek to Annapurna Base Camp, one permit now 3th January 2024 
1. One is Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) card. This costs:
For SAARC nationals: Nrs.1000  (about US $8)
For Others: Nrs.3000 (about US  ARROUND $28)
2. Second is Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS) card that costs NRS. 2000 (about US $20) but don,t check now a days on the trails 3th January  2024 


Essential Equipment for Trekking.
1.Day sack. (25 to 30 liters)
2. 2 water bottle.
3. Fleece/sweater
4. sun bloc.sun-cream And Lip balm preferably
5. Comfortable hiking boots with spare shoe laces.
6. Waterproof jacket/long length fleece or wool vests.
7. Waterproof trousers And warm hiking trousers.
8. Lightweight shoes for to wear in lodges.
9. Light-weight fleece or wool vests.
10. Long or short-sleeved shirt; often more comfortable to wear than a fleece vest or T-shirt.
Warm hiking trousers.
11. Underwear.
12. warm hat and wide rimmed sun block Hat/Dark sunglasss
13. Ear plugs. (Walls in lodges are very thin)
14.water purification kit/ small hand towel
15.Toilet paper
16. A couple of pairs of gloves and good quality walking socks.
17. Rucksack liner or thick bin bag

Is a visa on arrival available?

Typically, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

How difficult is Annapurna Base Camp trek?

We rate the Annapurna Base Camp trek as “Moderate-Difficult.” There are two major reasons the ABC trek is considered Moderate-Difficult.

First, the distance. The trekker covers a total distance of 67 km over 9/10 days of trek. This includes three days where you cover more than 12 km, with the longest being 15.5 km from ABC to Bamboo.

Secondly, the sheer altitude gain and loss. Starting the trek at just over 7,300 ft at Komrong khola, you rapidly climb up to 13,550 ft at the ABC. On the fifth day of the trek, the trail rises over 4,000 ft in elevation over 10 km. This is something you must factor in when you plan to do the trek.

This is why, at nepalguideinfo.com, we recommend ABC only to trekkers with prior experience in the Himalayas (preferably above 13,000 ft) and good physical fitness (you must be able to cover 5 km in 35 minutes).

 Is Annapurna Base Camp trek safe?

Trekking is an adventure sport that comes with inherent risks. However, at nepalguideinfo, we take great care in designing our treks and itineraries to ensure safety on the trek.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek has a buffer day included in the itinerary. This ensures that we have a day more to complete the trek in case of un favorable weather.

Besides this, the nepalguideinfo trek team for a full strength batch comprises a Trek Leader, Guide, cook and helper. The team is equipped with an oximeter, blood pressure monitor, stretcher, oxygen cylinder, walkie talkies and a high-altitude medical (HAM) kit. The Trek Leader maintains a health card with a record of every trekker’s vitals (Blood pressure and oxymeter readings) taken twice a day.

Training properly for the trek for at least a month, hydrating yourself during the trek will also ensure you complete the trek safely and in a good condition.