Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost

Annapurna Base Camp is situated at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,549 feet) above sea level on the northern side of Nepal, within the Annapurna region. Renowned among trekkers worldwide, it boasts a landscape cherished for its tranquility and offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna ranges. The surrounding hills and rivers further enhance the area’s natural beauty. The region is also home to a diverse array of wildlife, including tigers, snow leopards, oxen, and various species of deer, which add to its allure. Trekking in this area provides a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the local culture of the Gurung and Magar people, who are the indigenous residents. Their warm hospitality and reverence for guests, embodied in the saying ‘Atithi Devo Bhava,’ meaning ‘the guest is God,’ ensure a memorable experience for visitors.”

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After learning about the wonders of the Annapurna region, you might be considering trekking here. When planning your trip, one of the first steps is researching the costs associated with the trek to ensure it aligns with your budget. Don’t fret; we’re here to guide you through the budgeting process and explain the various expenses you’ll encounter in Annapurna. From permits to accommodation and meals, there are several factors to consider when budgeting for your trek.

Transportation Cost

When planning a trek to Annapurna base camp, one of the primary considerations is how to reach the area. Nepal has two international airports, with Tribhuvan International Airport being the preferred choice for most travelers. You can compare flight ticket prices from various online platforms such as Goibibo and MakeMyTrip to find the best deals for your journey to Nepal.

Upon arriving in Nepal, you’ll need to arrange transportation from the airport and book accommodation for your stay. Websites like TripAdvisor offer a wide range of options for booking hotels in Kathmandu, where you can rest after your flight. The following day, head to the bus park in Kathmandu to catch a sumo (shared taxi) to Pokhara. These sumos typically cost between 500 to 700 Nepalese rupees per person and provide a convenient and affordable means of travel. The journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara takes approximately 8 hours, offering picturesque views of the countryside along the way.

Upon arrival in Pokhara, take some time to rest or venture out to explore the enchanting Phewa Lake, especially in the evening when the scenery is particularly captivating. Many visitors enjoy soaking in the tranquil ambiance and observing the vibrant evening atmosphere of Pokhara.

From Pokhara, you can take a shared sumo to Jhinu Danda, which is a 4-hour ride. The fare typically ranges from 400 to 500 Nepali rupees. Your trek to Annapurna Base Camp will begin from Jhinu Danda, where you can embark on a journey through beautiful hills and trekking trails, ultimately enjoying the breathtaking views of the Annapurna range.


Accommodation during the trek is very important as you will need to trek in the Annapurna which is moderate still it takes some time and rest. Starting from Kathmandu you can book the room starting from Nprs.4000. You can book the hotel from the Trip Advisor  or directly contacting them through their phone number or by emailing them.

Macchhapuchhre Himalaya seen from the tea house.
Fish tail mountain seen from the Accommodation of Annapurna range.

Pokhara and Kathmandu are the places where you will get luxurious rooms at lower prices.  But during the trek, it will cost you a little high price as the tea house in the trekking area is situated on a remote site. The one-night price for a tea house in Annapurna can be Nprs. 5000 to 6000. It’s a little expensive right? but  it will be value for money as the accommodations are in the base camp so from your room  you can see the beautiful views of Annapurna region.

Guides and Porter

When trekking, having a porter is essential, especially as your belongings may be a little heavy. Many trekkers opt to hire a porter so they can focus solely on trekking without worrying about the weight of their belongings. Porters typically charge between $25 to $35 for their services. You can hire a porter at the beginning of the trek, either in Kimche or Nayapul. Upon reaching Kimche, you’ll find numerous porters awaiting guests, making it convenient to hire one for assistance.

Porter carrying a heavy load of tourist supplies while trekking along the Annapurna trail.
The unsung heroes of the Himalayas – porters paving the path to Annapurna with strength and dedication.

When you trek to Annapurna you will need a guide as well. You can trek alone as well but Google will not show you everything. You will need to explore the place you visit so it’s important to hire a guide cause a local guide knows everything in that region they can help you with everything and they will take you to the place which Google will not suggest. One tip is to always hire a guide who is local in that area so that you can explore everything in Annapurna. A local guide can cost you around 25$ to 35$ per day. You can hire them through many social media channels like Facebook, Instagram.

Permits and fees

Trekking in the Annapurna region requires obtaining trekking permits. There are two permits you must have: the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permit and the Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit. These permits are mandatory for entry into the protected area of Annapurna. You can obtain them online through the official website of Nepal or in person at offices in Kathmandu or Pokhara. The TIMS card costs $20, while the ACAP permit costs $30.

In total, your trekking fees will amount to approximately 50,000 to 60,000 Nepali rupees, depending on your itinerary and spending preferences. If you prefer not to handle the logistics yourself, our company offers guided tours that include permits, guides, and porters. You can book our Annapurna trekking tours through the following links:

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Feel free to customize your itinerary according to your preferences, and we’ll assist you accordingly.