Alternative Packages of Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
These are some alternative trekking packages in the Annapurna region- Annapurna circuit trek, Ghorepani Poon hill trek, Mardi Himal trek, Dhampus hike, etc. This is the link to some of our other famous budget trekking packages.
You can customize our Annapurna base camp budget trek itinerary as per your wish.
Annapurna base camp budget trek difficulty
The fact that it is a budget trek automatically increases the difficulty level of the trek. The Annapurna base camp budget trek involves the simplest accommodation and bare minimum services. You have to pay a few extra bucks for any additional service apart from sleeping and meals (as per itinerary).
If you are someone who cannot adjust, then the limited services provided in the budget Annapurna base camp trek will become more arduous than the terrain itself. Talking about the trekking route, it is moderate. The trail has many rough ascents and descents. You will walk on steep paths and cross landslide-prone areas.
Altitude sickness during Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
You may get altitude sickness during the 7 days Annapurna base camp budget trek. The trail goes above 4,000 meters, which makes you vulnerable to altitude sickness if your body does not acclimatize. Our Annapurna base camp budget trek itinerary has a good pace and maintained rise in elevation that will let you rest & acclimatize as the journey progresses.
Be more careful and mindful of these symptoms- headache, breathing problems, insomnia, vomiting, nausea, and loss of appetite. These early symptoms of altitude sickness will help you indicate any potential chance of you getting it while trekking.
How to prepare for the budget Annapurna base camp trek?
To prepare for the Annapurna base camp budget trek 2023/2024, go on regular hikes and have long walks. Build a walking habit of at least 5 hours a day. We suggest you walk with a bag back weighing around 5 kgs. Similarly, go on hikes or hit the gym. Train your body to strengthen your core and stamina.
Best time to do trek to Annapurna base camp trek on a budget
The best time to do the Annapurna base camp trek on a budget is from March to April and October to November. These months are the peak trekking time, so the views are phenomenal, and the weather remains stable.
If you want to save some more money, then trek in the offseason. The unstable weather, poor visibility, and other factors make trekking in the offseason difficult.
Therefore, the trail is almost empty, and the prices of everything get down. If you smartly plan the trek, then you can have a safe and incredible trek even in the offseason while being on the budget. For more information, we kindly request you get in touch with us.
Accommodation during Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
The accommodation during the budget Annapurna base camp trekking will be a simple lodge. The rooms are shared between two trekkers. Each room has two seperate beds and a clean blanket. For extra warmth, carry a sleeping bag with you. The toilets are shared. You'll get to enjoy simple but comfortable night stays.
Meals during Annapurna base camp budget trek
The meals during the Annapurna base camp budget trek will consist of a variety of dishes. You'll get options like a burger, pasta, sandwich, steak, etc, too. Dal bhat, momo, noodles, thukpa, thenduk, porridge, soup, etc will be the local comfort food. The tea shops sell many kinds of snacks and bars along the way, but the prices may be expensive. So, buy snacks to munch while walking in Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Drinking Water during Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
Drinking water is available in all the lodges and tea shops. You only have to carry a reusable water bottle and water purification tablets (optional). Beverages like tea, coffee, soda, and non-alcoholic drinks are available too in some places.
Travel Insurance during Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
Travel insurance is needed to participate in our Annapurna base camp budget trek. We need travel insurance that covers emergency air evacuation up to 6,000 meters and medical bills. This is only for backup and safety purposes in case any mishap occurs during the trek.
Trekking guide & team during budget Annapurna Base Camp Trek
You'll be trekking with a well-groomed team in the mountains. Our mountain guides and porters both have numerous years of trekking experience. They are very friendly and kind. Certified with many remote survival skills, our crew is the best travel partner for anyone.
Required General information for Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
Charging: There are charging spaces in the lodge. You may have to pay a few bucks to use the service, though. Spare batteries or a power bank will come in handy.
Internet: The internet facility in the lodge costs additional money, which is not covered in our Annapurna base camp budget trek cost. To have a better internet connection in the mountain get a Nepali sim with data.
Luggage: All the extra luggage you can store in the hotel's locker room free of cost. During the trek, we use a duffel bag and a day pack. Duffel bags are carried by the porters and each trekker gets a 10kg weight limit. Day packs are carried by trekkers and the weight limit is 5kg.
Permits: You'll need Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and TIMS card for Annapurna base camp budget trekking. The ACAP permit costs USD 30 for foreign travelers and USD 2 for SAARC nationals. Likewise, the TIMS card cost USD 20 for independent trekkers and USD 10 for groups.
Emergency contact: To get a quick response, you can call or text us at +977 9841767236. This number has our Whatsapp and Viber. You can also contact us through our office number +977 1 5353677 in-office hours.
ATM & money exchange: The Annapurna base camp trekking route does not have an ATM. Withdraw enough extra cash for personal expenses during the trek in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You can find many money exchange centers in Kathmandu and Pokhara. They will help you convert foreign currency into Nepali currency.
Nepal Visa: Apply for a Nepali visa in your country or get an on-arrival visa upon reaching Kathmandu/any entry point in Nepal as per your country's visa status. The company will not be responsible if you fail to obtain the visa and have to cancel the trip.
7 days Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek from Pokhara
Where is the Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek located?
The Annapurna base camp budget trek which is also known as ABC trek. Annapurna base camp is located in Kaski district at an elevation of 4,130 meters (13,550 feet) above sea level. It lies in the Annapurna conservation area of Nepal. The Annapurna base camp is layed at the foot of the Annapurna Himalayans, specifically at the southern base of Annapurna I, which is the tenth highest mountain in the world.
Risks during 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
While budget trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is an exciting adventure, it's essential to be aware of potential risks and take necessary precautions. Some of the risk are mentioned below:
- Altitude sickness
- Weather conditions
- Remote Location
- Physical Demands
- Basic facilities
- Avalanches, and landslides
- Trail conditions
- Limited support
- Communication Challenges
- Limited Medical Facilities
- Packing tools during 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
- A few pairs of Thermal tops
- Fleece jacket/pullover
- Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
- Down jacket
- Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
- Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
- Mittens/woolen gloves
- Warm Hiking socks
- Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
- Sun hat/scarf, wash towel
- Sleeping bag
- Trekking poles
- Day bag above 40 L
- Basic personal first aid kit
- Water bottles, water purification tablets
Preventing Altitude Sickness (AMS) during the 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
To prevent from altitude sickness during Annapurna base camp budget trek, you have to follow the mentioned below guidelines:
- Gradual Ascent
- Avoid smoking and alcohol
- Proper Nutrition
- Know the Symptoms
- Descend if Necessary
- Avoid Overexertion
Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek with Helicopter return
If you're planning a budget trek to Annapurna Base Camp and interested in returning by helicopter, it's important to know that taking a helicopter back is a more expensive option compared to a regular trekking return. Though it is expensive but it is convenient and time-saving alternative for many trekkers. Welcome Nepal Treks can arrange a helicopter if you prefer a faster and more convenient way to return from Annapurna Base Camp trek. Also, you will have the opportunity to witness breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain range.
Training for 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
During the 7 days Annapurna base camp budget trek, it is essential to prepare physically. You should engage in activities like running, jogging, cycling, and swimming. Also, aim for at least 30 minutes of continuous exercise, gradually increasing the duration and intensity over time. You can also do stretching exercises to improve flexibility and prevent muscle tightness. Focus on stretching your leg muscles, hips, back, and shoulders.
Distance and Time during 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
The distance and time depends on the route you take while trekking the Annapurna base camp budget trek. Annapurna base camp budget trek is a 7 days package which covers about 110km distance. You have to walk almost 7-8 hours a day on average which cover a distance of 11km on average per day.
Internet, Wi-Fi, Hot Shower and charging facilities on 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
During the Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek, the availability and quality of facilities such as Wi-Fi, electricity, and hot showers can vary along the route. While some tea houses and lodges in lower elevations may offer limited Wi-Fi access, the reliability and speed can be inconsistent. As you ascend higher into the mountains, Wi-Fi availability becomes increasingly rare or nonexistent. In some places, electricity may only be provided during specific hours in the evening when solar or hydroelectric power is available. Charging your electronic devices (e.g., cameras, phones) requires additional cost. Likewise, hot shower facilities are available at most tea houses and lodges along the trekking route. But, hot water may be limited mainly in higher elevations where heating water can be challenging. You have to pay additional cash for using the hot shower services.
Can I book Private 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek from Pokhara?
Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks take the booking of private 7 days Annapurna base camp budget trek. Booking a private trek offers you more flexibility and allows you to customize various aspects of your trekking experience. Also, with a private trek, you have the freedom to customize the itinerary according to your desired pace, rest days, and specific places of interest. We can create a personalized itinerary that suits your needs and preferences.
Can I join the Group on 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek from Pokhara?
Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks offers group joining 7 days Annapurna base camp budget trek from Pokhara. Welcome Nepal treks organize the group joining on the fixed departure date. Joining a group can provide a cost-sharing benefits. Not only that, you have opportunity of meeting new people from different nation and a chance of learning their culture. In comparison of trekking alone, trekking with groups can be more enjoyable and fun.
What is the Cost of the 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek from Pokhara?
Welcome Nepal Treks offer the 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek from Pokhara at a very reasonable price. We offer this 7 days adventurous Annapurna Base Camp Budget trekking package around $500 with the quality services. The cost includes the transportation fees and everything mentioned in the package with all meals.
Why 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek from Pokhara with Us?
Welcome Nepal treks have been operating for many years and has extensive experience in organizing treks in Nepal. Welcome Nepal Treks offers a splendid trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We provide you with the expertise and guidance of experienced local guides who are familiar with the region. They can navigate the trails, provide insights into the local culture and customs, and ensure a safe and enjoyable trekking experience. We prioritize safety and provide support throughout the trek. We are equipped to handle emergencies and have contingency plans in case of any unforeseen circumstances. Welcome Nepal Treks can help to tailor an itinerary that suits your time frame and preferences. We suggest you the best route options, provide insights into the trek's highlights, and accommodate your specific requirements.
Insurance for the 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
Insurance is not compulsory but it is highly recommended and considered essential for the Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek. It provides financial protection and assistance in case of unforeseen events, accidents, or emergencies during your trip. You should have travel insurance which provides sufficient coverage for medical expenses, including emergency medical treatment, evacuation. Evacuation by helicopter is sometimes required in case of severe altitude sickness or other medical emergencies in the remote mountainous areas of the Annapurna region.
Tipping on 7 days Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
Tipping is the common practice in Nepal, including trekking staffs like guides, porters. Tipping is a way to show appreciation for their hard work and service. You can give tips to your guides and porters according to your wish. Tipping is not mandatory as it is a personal choice. Tipping is based on your judgement and satisfaction with the services provided. Tipping can be a good way to recognize their hard work, dedication, and the quality of service they have provided.
7 days Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek Booking And Payment Policies
If you want to book the 7 days Annapurna base camp budget trek from Pokhara with Welcome Nepal Treks then, we need the photocopy of your passport and you have to pay us a minimum of 10% payment of the total cost as advance. You can pay us through different medium like cash, bank transfer, or online. We accept booking deposits through Credit Cards (Master Card or Visa and many more). You can also pay us direct cash. We also accept your last minute booking but the booking should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date. If you have any question regarding the trek, then feel free to contact us.
Trip extension after Annapurna Base Camp Budget Trek
If you want to extend your trip after completing the Annapurna Base Camp Budget trek, there are several options available to explore more of Nepal's natural beauty. Some of the few popular trip extension are mentioned below:
- Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek
- Chitwan National Park
- Langtang valley trek
- Everest Region
- Upper Mustang trek
- UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, and Pashupatinath.