Annapurna Base Camp budget trek is normal cheapest budget packages of the Annapurna base camp trek for every trekker which is situated at the height of 4130 meters from the sea level. This wonderful trekking is a concoction of the wonderful views of the mountains views with local culture in the heart of the Annapurna region. In the time of trekking, we will follow through clam nature and peaceful hill and dazzling mountains all around. It is the best holiday’s adventure for you in Nepal and which is ideal for those who don’t have enough time in Nepal and limited by the budget and want to capture best views of Himalayans. Trekking to this base camp is a dream for every trekking and adventure all around the world. The discovery and adventure are much more similar to normal a trekking package which is one of the best and popular trekking destinations. We will pass through Gurung villages and Rhododendron forests followed by an ascent of Poon Hill. The unique culture test of ethnic tribes such as Gurung, Ghale, Thakali and Magar with the every smiling reception of rich hospitality makes everyone blissful and it is an experience to discover the various landscapes in Annapurna region.
Annapurna Base Camp budget trek along with massif Annapurna ranges which are simply spectacular to observe throughout. The actual trekking starts from Nayapul and covers the beautiful village Gandruk and Chomrong before entering into Machhapuchhre base camp and we will follow the route of rhododendron trees and farmland to the prosperous villages of Ghorepani. Forest of trekking trails gives way to alpine scrub as the peaks come into full views. While trekking in Annapurna region one can enjoy the breathtaking natural views of the panoramic mountains and get to experience the culture of Sherpa people closely and get to see wild animals and the natural beauty of the villages surrounded by the mountains. Trekkers can find well-facilitated tea houses and hotel without difficulty and the trail is full of enticing natural wonders and absorbing cultural magnificence. The best season for trekking route is March to May and September and December. To complete this budget trek you should be physically fit and mentally prepared for prominent trekking in Nepal.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400m)
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist (820m.) 6/7 hrs
Day 03: Pokhara to Chhomrong (2100m). 5 hour
Day 04: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2360m.) 5 hours
Day 05: Bamboo to Deurali (3200m.) 5 hour
Day 06: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m.) 6 hrs
Day 07: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2350m.) 6 hour
Day 08: Bamboo to Jhinu Hot spring (1780m.) 5 hrs
Day 09: Jhinu to Pokhara (820m.) 5 hrs
Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus 7 hours drive
Day 11: Final International Departure
According to our official Itinerary schedule, if any things exchanges instead of actual packages as Domestic Flight, Reserve Car or Van, Donation extra days and any things else the cost will be adding on your full board packages.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu Upon your arrival in Tribhuvan International Airport (Kathmandu), our representatives from Everest Trekking Routes Tour Operator (Rabin Gurung) will welcome you and transfer you to the hotel.
Day 02:Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus it takes 6/7 hour by tourist bus, You will be enjoying the best views of Himalayas from the air. Well, Pokhara offers the magnificent views of Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, five peaks of Annapurna, and others. We can explore numerous lakes in Pokhara. We will stay overnight in guesthouse in Pokhara.
Day 03: Pokhara to Sewi by jeep the Trek to Chhomrong (2100m.) 6 hour After breakfast, we drive to Sewi by Jeep it takes 3 hours to Sewi. This is 1200m far from Pokhara. During the time of trekking, we will pass through the beautiful Tropical villages and we will have our lunch on the way and take some rest then after we will move towards Jhinu. we have followed the beautiful water forest and rice flew gurung village bitwen Nayapul to Chhomrong, which takes almost 6 hours to reach larges gurung villages call chhomrong from Pokhara where we will stay overnight at lodge.
Day 04: Trek to Bamboo (2350m) 6 hour Today, we trek to Bamboo crossing through the Gurung village. While first step decending to chhomrong khola then continue climb up to Upper Sinuwa. we can take the view of the mighty peak of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and the Himchuli Peak above the village and the view of Machhapuchhre facing across the valley which is really impressive and the Chhomrong is highly populated by the Gurung people which are one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal. It’s your great chance to experience the perfect hospitality of Gurung people which takes about 6 hours by walking to reach the Edge of Modi khola into the Bamboo forest and we will stay overnight at lodge.
Day 05: Trek to Deurali (3200m) 6 hour the day is totally climb to Deurali through the thick Rhododendron and Bamboo forest to reach Deurali, this takes nearly 5 hours. the views of Mt.Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gangapurna and the Fishtail are really touchable. Annapurna I is the tenth highest peak in the world. We will pass through the lush forest of Rhododendron, pine, and oak. During the time of trekking, we will cross many beautiful villages, landscapes of this region. We will have our lunch on the way and take some rest then after we will move towards Deurali. It takes almost 6 hours to reach Deurali and spend one night in this tea house.
Day 06: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) (4130m) 6 hour The climb to Annapurna Base Camp takes under two hours. You descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to mountainside with widespread terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush fertile farming land. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impending the 360 degrees panorama. We will have our lunch on the way and take some rest and move towards our destination. It takes 2½ hours to reach Annapurna base camp. After reaching Annapurna base camp we will explore all around the ABC and we will spend one night Annapurna Base Camp.
Day 07: Trek to Bamboo (2310m) 6 hour From the Annapurna base camp, we retrace our steps to Bamboo and today’s trek is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult.During the time of trekking, we will pass through the beautiful Gurung village, the lush forest of rhododendron, pine, and oak and get chance to see the wonderful views of the mountain. And by the way, we will have our lunch then after we will take some rest and we move towards Bamboo. After reach in Bamboo, first of all, we check out the hotel then after we will explore all around the Bamboo and return back to the hotel and we will stay overnight at Bamboo.
Day 08: Trek to Jhinu Danda (Natural Hot spring) (1780m) 5 hour The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will rest for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from JhinuDanda to soothe our aching bodies. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo field. The major attractions are the hot spring the tourist can take a dip in the hot water spring. You can also enjoy the views of the soaring the mountain from Jhinu Danda. It takes almost 5 hours to reach Jhinu Danda and we will explore all around the Jhinu Danda and come back to the hotel where we will spend one night.
Day 09: Trek to Nayapul- Pokhara (5 hour trek then 1 hour drive) After breakfast, we trek to Nayapul via Birethantitaking about 4-5 hours. We then drive to Pokhara by private car or van after reach in Pokhara city we will go to explore all around the Pokhara city which is also known as the city of the lake and we will stay one night in Pokhara.
Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus In the morning time around the 7:00 am we will drive towards Kathmandu valley. We get chance to see the wonderful scenery of Nepal. After reach in Kathmandu valley, First of all, we will check out our hotel first then after we will explore all around the Thamel Bazaar and have a farewell dinner. And return back to the hotel and spend one night in this village.
Day 11: Final International Departure We will drop you at the International Airport with our vehicle for your departure and Happy Journey of you International Flight and really apriciete to good bye.
This is my second trip with Rabin and I am already looking forward to a third trip with him soon. That show how much I value his services, his extensive experiences with the treks, his honesty and of course, the great supporting staffs he have. I feel safe and well taken care of with Rabin as my guide. He is a man with integrity and deal in a most honest way with us. This is unlike lots of horror stories you read about guides and tea-house owners collaborating to fleece hikers. We pay exactly what we consumed at the tea-houses based on the published menu prices, no more and no less. With Rabin, there is no hidden cost.
With more than 20 years of trekking experiences, he gave good advises on the route and safety measures to take. For example, he insisted that we started off early on a particular day so that we will reach a section with ice-sheet before the ice started to melt and traversing the ice-sheet becomes dangerous and difficult. We have a large team of porters and assistant guides to take care of our team of 12 hikers and everyone on Rabin's team have been extremely helpful and friendly. My teenage son enjoyed playing Uno and sliding down the ABC icy slope with a teenage porter, a fellow hiker who has walking difficulties was supported all the way by assistant guides and porters and our meals were all ordered in advance so the group don't have to wait long for food to be served.
If you feel tl;dr, please skip to the last line. My name is Patibut Preeyawongsakul. I have been trekking since 2012. I do either individual trekking or going with mountain guide. I was with Rabin on Annapurna Trekking in Dec 2015. Not only on the mountains, but also roaming around in the city. I was with him for totally 15 days. By 4 years of my trekking around Asia (and a little hiking in US), Rabin is the best mountain guide so far. Rabin knows how to take care any kind of trekkers from slow ladies to teenagers. Luckily we didn't need his first aid kit which he always carry it in his backpack. He's expert in almost mountains' information in Nepal (including sometimes Tibet). He can calculate trip's timing very precisely.
We could change itinerary on the way we walk without affecting flight schedule (we had one more day on the base camp last time.) Though, His skill still not matches his humbleness and hospitality. I had been seriously discussing with him for 6 months with nothing guarantee I'd go with him, but he happily helped me decide which route to take. He frankly showed the cost breakdown before we make final decision. He welcomed us at the airport, and all of my team had his souvenirs on the day we flew back to our home country. If you want a short review, Hire this guy. 10/10 would go with him again.