30 December 2022

Cost for Annapurna Base Camp trek

The Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the most adventurous and beloved treks in the world. Annually, thousands of trekkers visit the famous Annapurna region to experience its grandeur and give meaning to their lives. Most trekkers are unaware as to the cost that incurs while trekking to the Annapurna base camp. This blog aims to provide clarifications as to the cost details of taking this trek.


Before we dive into the core subject matter, it is crucial to determine whether you are traveling via an agency or alone. If you are traveling via a travel agency, then certain costs are already included in the tour package that you pay before starting the trek. On the contrary, if you are traveling alone, then you need to consider a wide array of factors. Don’t worry as in this blog, we shall look into both the aspects to determine the monetary value of the Annapurna Base Camp trek.



Costs normally included in the Annapurna Base Camp trek

1.Arrival and departure from Kathmandu and Pokhara

2. Accommodation facilities in Kathmandu and Pokhara

3.Assisted sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of the Kathmandu Valley

4.Standard and healthy meals during the tour (twice or thrice depending on the package)

5. Trekking permits  You will find the above-mentioned costs in almost all the treks that take place in the Annapurna region. 


Mardi Himal Trek is a great example of this. Trekkers are often confused about the trekking permits and its cost. In most cases, the company takes care of it but if you feel that your money might be misused, then we’ll provide you a brief session


It is compulsory to have two types of permits to enter the Annapurna region. They are the TIMS (Trekking Intelligent Management System) and ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit). For solo travelers, it costs USD 20 for green TIMS cards, and group travelers, it costs USD 20 for blue TIMS Card. For SAARC nationals, the permit costs NRS. 200 and for other people, it costs NRS. 2000.

As it is compulsory for any treks in the Annapurna region, if you plan to go on Poon hill trekking, then you need it too.


Costs normally excluded in the Annapurna Base Camp trek 

  • Personal expenses
  • Costs for beverages and fancy food
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Any losses
  • Extra trekking route
  • Porter and guide tips

Tipping guides and porters is one of the most customary things in any treks. Porters carry your luggage and gear during the entire trek. A porter can carry a weight of up to 20 kg. A tip for a guide can go upwards to USD 5 per day. You can give more if you want. Also, the cost of accommodation and food for the guide is included in your package so you don’t have to worry about that.



Teahouse accommodation plays an important role in any trek that occurs in the Annapurna region. For instance, in the Annapurna Circuit trek, you will spend most of your time in a teahouse. In most packages, teahouse accommodation is included but if it is not, then the most you have to pay for a night’s stay is USD 5. If there are better facilities like a hot shower, then you might have to pay a bit extra.



 To calculate the exact cost of the Annapurna Base Camp trek, it is necessary to consider your period of stay, your accommodation type, methods of travel, and the food you will be eating. Once you consider all these facts, then only you can have a clear idea about how much you need to spend.



We hope that you now have a thorough picture of the costs that need consideration while trekking in the Annapurna region. After completing this trek, you can take other treks like the Dhampus Sarangkot trek.

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