13 Days Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Tour Details

  • 13 Days(s)

  • Guided Trek

  • English

  • 4130 meters

overview

The 13 Days Budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek is the best Nepal Tourism package to explore the Annapurna region. Its's one of the easily accessible trek during which you get to enjoy the incredible views of Annapurna (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri Mountain Range and Mt. Machhapuchre (‎6,993 m).

We start our journey from 1,400m and rise to Annapurna Base Camp, which is at an elevation of 4,13o m.

During our 13 days ABC trip, we come across Pokhara, Nayapul, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Sinuwa, and many other ethnic villages that reflect the cultural diversity of Nepal.

The trek features the sunrise view from Poon Hill (3,210 m), bath at Jhinu Hot Water Spring and other adventurous activities at a reasonable price.

Nepal is known for tourism, and this trek is suitable for people of all age groups and is enjoyed with family and friends.

Tour Highlights

  • Majestic views of Annapurna, Machhapuchre (Fishtail) and Dhaulagiri
  • Sunrise from Poon Hill
  • Bath at Jhinu Hot Water Spring
  • Explore the lust green forest of the Annapurna Sanctuary

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Itinerary

  • 1 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

Our staff will be present to pick you up at the airport and escort you to the hotel. Get refreshed at the lodge after which you'll be briefed on your trip.

Stay overnight at Thamel Eco Resort in Kathmandu.

  • 6 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu via a tourist bus. Pokhara is 210 km away from the capital city and takes about 5-6 hrs.

Spend your evening exploring Phewa Taal (lake) and Lakeside.

Stay overnight at Hotel Third Pole.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, from where you start your walk. The trail passes through Birethanti (1,100 m) on the banks of Bhurundi Khola.

Identify yourself at the ACAP office and then move towards Tikhedhunga.

Stay overnight at a lodge in Tikhedhunga.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

From Tikhedhunga we head uphill to Ghorepani passing Ulleri (3,200 m) on the way. Ulleri is best known for its 3,200 stone steps.

The path continues through forests of rhododendrons after which we finally reach the day's destination. From Ghorepani, you can view the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Range.

Stay overnight at teahouse/lodge in Ghorepani.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Wake up early and hike towards Poon Hill for 1 hour to view the sunrise. We enjoy the sight for 1 hr and then hike down to Ghorepani (have breakfast) from where we continue walking down to Tadapani.

The trail is full of ups and downs until you reach Deurali where we take a short break. 

Stay overnight at a teahouse in Tadapani.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Today we reach Sinuwa from Tadapani following deep, dense forests, rivers and suspensions bridges. Tha path leads straight through Chomrong and after a steep climb we reach Sinuwa.

Stay overnight at a lodge in Sinuwa.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

Warm-up with a short walk through the jungle, after breakfast in Sinuwa. We head towards Bamboo and move upwards to Dovan.

The path leads through the valley surrounded by the Himalayas where we stop for a quick lunch and move towards Deurali.

  • 6 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

From Deurali we move further uphill towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp where we rest for an hour before heading to Annapurna Base Camp.

If you have problems climbing, we could rest at Machhapuchre's base camp or we could stay overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

After spending the morning enjoying the view of the base camp and its surroundings, we start walking.

The trail now drops down to the previous leading us back to Deurali and though thick forests. The path then straightens a bit, and you can enjoy a leisurely walk after which we reach Bamboo.

Stay overnight at a teahouse in Bamboo.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

We start the day with a heavy breakfast and walk up the steep stone stairs, followed by an easy walk to Sinuwa. Descend to the foot of the hill and then climb up to Chomrong.

Have lunch at Chomrong and follow the trail straight down to Jhinu.

Once we reach the guest house, rest for a while and then take a short walk to the Jhinu Hot Water Spring, where you can bathe and relax.

Stay overnight at a hotel in Jhinu.

  • 6 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

You can revisit the hot water spring early in the morning after which we hike down to Nayapul after we which we take a bus or a local taxi to Pokhara.

Stay overnight at Hotel Third Pole ore something similar in Pokhara.

  • 6 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

Take a tourist bus or private vehicle back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, enjoy your time at the hotel or take a short tour of the city.

Evening: Enjoy Nepali cuisine at a Nepali restaurant (complimentary).

Stay overnight at Thamel Eco Resort or in something similar.

  • 1 Hour
  • None

Enjoy your free time on the last day before departure. Our staff will escort you back to the international airport.

What’s included/excluded

Included

  • Pickup and drop off at TIA
  • Deluxe lodging in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Transportation in a tourist bus from Kathmandu-Pokhara and Pokhara-Kathmandu, drive to Nayapul from Pokhara
  • Accommodations in lodges, guest house/ teahouses during the trek
  • Fluent English speaking Guide and porter (1 porter for two persons)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter rescue/ambulance, paid by the Travel insurance company
  • TIMS card and ACAP (Annapurna Conversation Area Project) permit fees
  • Government taxes, service charges, vat, and official expenses

Excluded

  • Major meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Personal expenses including bar bills, hot water, tea/coffee, snacks, battery re-charge, hot shower, laundry services etc.
  • Daily meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the vacation
  • personal belongings and gears
  • alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • tips for the guide and porter

cancellation

Clients won't have to pay for cancellation before 30 days of departure. Deposits will not be refunded after the end of the deadline.

Good to know

Carry all essential legal documents like a visa for identification. Our porters will only carry 20-25 kg from your main bag.

Carry your daypack for easy access to items like a camera, gloves, water bottle, etc..

Clothing Items

  • Down jackets (fibre-filled)
  • Woollen sweaters
  • Insulated nylon hiking pants
  • Insulated windcheaters
  • Hiking shorts for men skirts for women
  • Gloves and headwears
  • Long thermal underwears

Footwear

  • hiking boots, shoes or trainers
  • thick woollen socks
  • thin cotton socks to be worn under the woollen socks
  • slippers (optional)

Other Necessary equipment

  • Toiletries and towels
  • Personal medical supplies
  • water purifiers or tablets
  • Swiss knife
  • Sunglasses with straps
  • sunscreen, sunblock (15+ SPF), sun lotion
  • torchlight, flashlight, and batteries
  • GPS tracker, altimeter, maps, compass, and guide books
  • sleeping bag (optional)