Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a very popular Trek in Nepal. The normal route to Annapurna Base Camp will be 6 nights and 7 days, however, it can depend on how long you like to travel in the Himalayas. And the cost for Annapurna Base Camp will be set as you spend in there. And the Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost for Nepali will be slightly cheaper than for foreigners.
Nowadays many young Nepali trekkers are exploring the various parts of Nepal. Such as Tilicho Lake, Mardi Himal, Upper Mustang, Langtang Valley, Gosainkunda, etc. They are traveling it’s very good but most of them are traveling without any proper strategy. Like equipment, itinerary, budget, etc. So that this blog is about budget planning for Nepali trekkers to be in Annapurna Base Camp.
Most of the trekking trails are more expensive than the cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara. Specifically, the foods are expensive in trekking and there are reasons behind that why it’s expensive. Because they have to carry them all the way from the road to their lodge and guest houses. Or take a helicopter or mules to transfer those raw materials to cook. Still, the prices will be cheaper for local people to do any treks in Nepal.
The Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost Breakdown for Nepali Trekkers
Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist Bus – 1000 rupees
Kathmandu to Pokhara by public bus 700 to 800 rupees
Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara will cost 4500 to 6500
Pokhara to Birathanti by taxi 2500 – 3000 rupees depending on how you can negotiate.
Jeep will cost 1000 to 1500 per person
The cost of transportation will vary depending on the location you chose to start and end the trek and the mode of transportation you chose.
The cost of lodging will depend on the type of lodges or hotel you choose. In the mountains, most of the hotels are similar and the cost is also a bit similar. It is all about the types of hotels and resorts you choose in Pokhara.
Hotels in Pokhara depend on which type of hotel you like to stay 500 rupees dometary to 50000 rupees five a star hotel.
Accommodation during the trek will be between 300 to 500 rupees.
Food during the trek
Normal Veg Dal Bhat is 300 to 500 rupees according to the places. As long as go higher the price of food will be higher.
Non-Veg Dal Bhat is 500 to 700 rupees again according to the places you are staying and as much as the higher need to pay more.
When you are going to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it is very important to bring the right trekking gear to ensure that you are comfortable and secure during the trek. Some very crucial items that you should consider packing for your trek.
Good quality hiking boots – 8000 to 15000
Backpack – 3500 to 5000
Sleeping bag – 4000 to 1000 or also renting option available in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Trekking poles – 800 to 2000 for pair
Hiking trousers – 1500 to 5000
Warm Jacket – 3000 to 5000 for the north fake jacket with the north face logo.
Quick dry T-shirt 800 to 2500
Other items that you may want to take on your treks such as sunscreen, a headlamp, a water bottle, a first aid kit, and snack items.
Overall, the cost of the Annapurna Base Camp trek for Nepali citizens will typically range from Nepali Rupees 25000 to NPR 40000. Depending on the types of trekking gear you want to buy and the hotels you want to sleep in. And the trekking gear can reuse many many times.