Annapurna Base Camp Trekking: Best Time, Trip Cost, Routes and Itinerary, Equipment

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is the most popular trekking in the Annapurna region and the second most popular trekking in Nepal. It is the land of world's tenth highest peak- Mt. Annapurna (8091 meters), which is rich in diverse flora and fauna, Himalayan attractions and the ethnic cultural prosperity. Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna base camp wedding trek, Annapurna base camp yoga trek and Annapurna base camp cultural trek are some of the popular foot hill excursions to the Annapurna base camp.

Best Time/Seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Spring and autumn are the best seasons for the trek to Annapurna Base Camp. March to May and September to November are regarded as the best time to trek. This is because, those mentioned seasons are suitable for the clear views with clear weather, neither too cold, neither too hot and most importantly, spring and autumn are the best recommended time for the successful trekking in Annapurna.


Annapurna Base Camp in Winter


Trip Cost for the Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Base on your group size, the trip cost differs. Big group gets cheaper cost. Generally, Annapurna base camp trek costs around 650 USD per person. It includes a guide and porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers), their salary, insurance, Annapurna Conservation Area entry permit, TIMS, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner along with Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu drive.

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking Routes and Itinerary

Annapurna Base Camp Trekking can be accomplished from various routes. It depends on your interest and budget. You can begin the trek from Nayapul, which is the most in practice. Another option is to begin from Landruk. Even you have options to begin the trek from Nayapul. Either you take a walk via Ghorepani Poon Hill or to trek directly to Ghandruka and escort to the Base camp.

Equipments for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Equipments are really necessary for the trekking in Nepal. Nepal Kameleon Holidays has traced out the required equipment list for this trekking. You can buy it in Kathmandu (Thamel) elsewhere at reasonable cost.

 General, head, body and Leg

Rain and windproof cheater and trousers.

Trekking boots, light shoes and sandal.

Thin and thick socks.

Cap and ears covering hat.

Down Jacket

Hand gloves


Light and weight thermal tops.

Light jacket.

Wind and rain jacket.

Long and short hiking pants.

Rain and windproof trousers.

Walking poles

Water bottle with purification tablets

Lip guard

Sun block cream

Head torch

Toiletry kits: hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

The Nepal Kameleon Holidays' guide will carry the first aid kit, but medicines for your personal use that need a special recommendation of a doctor should be carried by yourselves.

Headache and fever medicine.

Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.

Burnt cream.

Immodium or Peptobismol capsules for upset stomach and diarrhea.

Diamox (commonly prescribed as Acetazolamide). Please discuss with us before starting to take this medicine.


Blister treatments such as mole skin, hand plastsband-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.


Passport and extra passport photos.

Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money and passport.

Pocket knife.

Chocolates and energy bars



Note: see the Annapurna base camp trekking package.

Use waterproof plastics or rucksack to keep the stuffs. Please, contact us for more details at: [email protected]

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