• Feb 3, 2024
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Annapurna Circuit Trek is a world-famous trekking destination packed with adventure, cultural encounters, and stunning mountain views. To experience this lifetime trekking adventure, you have to spend a considerable amount of money on the journey. In this blog, we have mentioned the Annapurna Crcuit Trek cost from Kathmandu, Nepal.

We have divided the Annapurna circuit trek cost into two sections in this blog. The first section covers the cost of the Annapurna circuit trek package with a Nepali trek operator. It covers all the information related to the package cost- what it covers and whatnot. You will also get to know how you can get the best deal.

*Note: Solo Annapurna circuit trek is not allowed from April 1st, 2023.

Likewise, our second part of the blog covers a breakdown of all the additional expenses that are not covered in the Annapurna Circuit Trek 2024 cost. For instance, you will get an idea of how much travel insurance might cost you, international flight fares, how much to budget for tips, shopping, travel visas, etc.

So keep reading the blog, you will get a great insight into the Annapurna circuit trek cost. For our readers, we are also giving a special Annapurna circuit trek cost discount for 2024 departures. Click here to book the Annapurna circuit trek at a discounted price.

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Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost in 2024:

Our Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost is USD 1,180 per person. we are giving a special discount that will let you do this trek at just USD 950 per person. You will be saving USD 230 per person. This is a limited-time discount offer, so book your seat now.

Our Annapurna circuit trek cost covers two-night accommodation in Kathmandu and one night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast, permits for the trek, all the accommodations and meals during the trek, expenses of guide and porter, and all ground transportation as per our itinerary.

Below are some additional benefits you will get by doing the Annapurna circuit trek with us:

  • Free airport pick up and drop off as per the itinerar
  • Complimentary farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • Duffel bag (to be returned after the trek)
  • Company's t-shirt and trek certificate
  • 24/7 support
  • No hidden cost or policy
  • Flexible itinerary
  • Native experienced guide and porter

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Annapurna Circuit Trek Permit Cost:

The Annapurna circuit trek requires an Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit and a TIMS Card. The cost for both permits is covered in our Annapurna circuit trek package cost. Our team will obtain the permit on your behalf, saving unwanted keg work.

The costs of these permits are as follows:

  • ACAP permit cost per person: NPR 3,000
  • TIMS Card cost per person: NPR 2,000

Accommodation, Meals & Cost:

Tea house and lodge accommodations are available along the Annapurna circuit trail to accommodate the trekkers. The cost of accommodation and meals are set by the local government, so the price is almost similar everywhere. You will get three meals a day- breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

The higher you will climb, the more expensive services will get because of the transportation limitations!

In Kathmandu, our Annapurna circuit trek cost covers night stays in a 3-star hotel as per our itinerary. Breakfast is included as a complimentary service by the hotel. Likewise, you will get one complimentary dinner from the company side on the second last day of your trip in Kathmandu. It is a farewell dinner.

So, you are left with other meals you must buy yourself. For USD 5 to USD 15, you will get a very decent meal, depending upon your choice of restaurant. You can also get a plate of momos from USD 2 to USD 3. A scrumptious dal bhat set costs USD 4 to USD 8 in most places. Fancy restaurants may have a bit higher rate.

Likewise, if you love trying new food or are interested in Nepali cuisine, you can budget around USD 50 to USD 100 extra to try different Nepali dishes. USD 50 itself will allow you to taste many dishes if you visit the local eateries around tourist areas like Kathmandu Durbar Square, Patan Durbar Square, and Boudhnath Stupa.

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Ground Transportation Cost:

During the trek, you will use a private jeep and a tourist standard bus to drive between the starting and ending points of the trek. The vehicle will be provided as per the group size.

The transportation includes a drive from Kathmandu to Besisahar. Then you will take a domestic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara and another ride from Pokhara to Kathmandu. All the expenses involved in these commutes are covered in our Annapurna circuit price.

*Note: You can upgrade the Pokhara to Kathmandu drive to a short, 25-minute flight. It will cost you an additional USD 110 per person.

Guide and Porter Expenses:

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Another big expense covered in our Annapurna Circuit Trek 2024 cost is the expenses of the guide and porter.

We provide one porter for two trekkers, and he carries up to 20 kg (10 kg for each trekker). Likewise, there will be one guide in a group of 1-8 trekkers and an assistant guide if there are more than 8 trekkers in the group.

Guides charge a daily wage, which can vary based on their experience, language proficiency, and the level of service they provide. On average, guide fees range from USD 20 to USD 40 per day.

Similar to guides, porters also charge a daily wage. The cost can vary based on factors such as the weight of the load they carry and the difficulty of the trek. On average, porter fees can range from USD 15 to USD 25 per day.

*Note: It is customary to tip guides and porters at the end of the trek as a gesture of appreciation for their services. Tips are not covered in our package cost.

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Expenses Not Covered In The Annapurna Circuit Trek Cost:

Visa Cost:

The Nepali travel visa fees are not covered in our Annapurna circuit trek cost. So, you have to bear this expense. Do note that we, Beyond The Limits Treks, do not take responsibility for the travel visa.

We can only help you by providing the trip confirmation letter that you can use to obtain the travel visa. If you fail to obtain it, we may not be able to help you further or refund the full amount of the package (in case the trip gets canceled).

Do check out our trip cancellation and refund policy.

The Nepali tourist visa costs USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50 for 30 days, and USD 125 for 90 days. You can get the visa either from the Nepalese Embassy/Consulate Office in your country or upon landing at Tribhuvan International Airport.

If you are applying for an on-arrival visa, you have the option to complete the process online and pay at the airport. It will take 10 to 15 minutes, and you will have your tourist visa.

*Note:

  1. Make sure you are using a convertible currency for visa fee payment. US dollars are the best.
  2. You can extend the tourist visa up to 4 months at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu.
  3. There are different tourist visa rules for different countries, so check your country's tourist visa status at the Nepal Immigration Department website.

Annapurna Circuit Travel Insurance Cost:

Annapurna circuit is part of the Himalayas, and trekking in the Himalayas always involves risks of injuries and altitude sickness. Due to poor health and transportation infrastructures, we have to use helicopter evacuation in case of emergency. And to provide the rescue on time, we need travel insurance that assures the expenses are covered in it.

For the Annapurna circuit trek 14 days, we strongly recommend our guests or anyone to get well-covered travel insurance that includes high-altitude activities. Medical bills and helicopter evacuation are a must in your travel insurance. Likewise, you can also add lost/delayed baggage, flight cancellation, etc, in the travel insurance.

*Note: Make sure your travel insurance covers emergency air evacuation over 4,000 meters for Annapurna circuit trekking.

On average, travel insurance for trekking will cost you around USD 150 per person for 30 days. The numbers may differ from one insurance provider to another. Make sure to check all of their policies before signing the insurance papers.

Annapurna Circuit Trek Equipment Cost:

You have to wear proper clothes and shoes during Annapurna circuit trekking. The weather, climate, and terrain in the Himalayas are very different, and normal clothes will not be sufficient to keep you warm. You need to buy trekking clothes and gear, and it may cost you good money, as per the quality or brand you go for.

The good news is that you can rent good quality trekking clothes at a fraction of the cost for any trek in Nepal, including the Annapurna circuit. There are many trekking clothing and gear rental service providers in Thamel from where you can rent.

Renting will cost you USD 1 to USD 3 or a bit more per day, depending upon the gear. Likewise, buying all the clothes and gear may cost you USD 500 and above.

Flight cost to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal:

Our Annapurna circuit trek cost does not cover international flights to/from Kathmandu. You have to budget the flight fares. The flight fare may vary as per the season. The cost is high during the top seasons- February to May and September to November.

Book the flight to Kathmandu further ahead to get a cheap rate, and look out for any deals. It may cost around USD 1,000 to USD 1,400 for a round trip to Kathmandu, Nepal.

Additional expenses during the Annapurna circuit trek:

Our Annapurna circuit trek cost covers all the major expenses, but you have to cover your personal expenses, such as hot shower, WiFi, charging, additional food and drinks, etc, during trekking. Services like these cost a few extra bucks in the tea houses/lodges and are not covered in our package cost.

  1. Hot shower: USD 2 to USD 5 per shower. Why? Because the locals rely on gas/wood to heat the water, which is very expensive to bring to villages.
  2. Electricity (to charge phone, camera, etc): USD 1 to USD 2. Why? Because locals rely on solar power.
  3. WiFi: USD 2 to USD 4
  4. Local SIM Card: USD 5 to USD 10 with ample data. A better alternative to WiFi. The network is not available throughout the Annapurna circuit trail.
  5. Boiled Drinking Water: USD 1 per liter

*You can budget around USD 10 to USD 15 for the Annapurna circuit trek cost per day on the trail.

Tips and Spending Money:

Another expense that you may have to budget for the Annapurna circuit trek is tips for guides, porters, and drivers. We make sure our guides and porters get well paid for their hard work in the mountains.

At the same time, we also ask our guests or anyone taking their service to tip them at the end of their service as a thank you. It gives them motivation to work harder and also an opportunity to make some extra cash.

You can tip 10%-15% of the total package cost to the guide and porter. Or, for a 14 to 18 days trek, you can tip USD 150 to USD 200 to your guide and USD 50 to USD 80 to your porter. Likewise, you can tip USD 2 to your drivers and USD 5 to USD 10 to your tour guide. It is up to you how much you want to tip.

*Note: If you are unhappy with your guide or porter service, you do not have to pay. Tipping is totally up to your satisfaction.

Finally, we also recommend budgeting money for shopping and some emergency funds. This may vary from person to person and their spending habits. If you like to enjoy spas, massages, shopping, cafe hopping, drinks, etc, you should budget as per that.

We recommend keeping USD 200 to USD 1,000 and above as per your spending habits for shopping and other services. Likewise, keep a few hundred to a thousand to two thousand dollars aside as an emergency fund. You will not be using this amount unless the situation demands. It is your safety net.

 


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