Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Region Trek

9 things to know before Trek to Annapurna Base Camp:


Planning for Trek to Annapurna Base camp? Congratulations, you are about to make a prodigious memory with the most beautiful Himayalan range of the world. Beautifully Nestled deep in the Himalayas, Annapurna Himal is the most amazing mountain range in the world straddles in Nepal.

The Annapurna Base Camp trek experienced will be fun and wild; the heart gets blends in the warmth of nature like never before. But then the best thing in life doesn’t come so easily. You need to do some preparation and collect so much of motivation before Annapurna Base Camp trek. Here is the list of things you should know before going closer to the most majestic mountains Earth has to offer.


About Annapurna base Camp height

Some data are always good for your brain. Annapurna massif lies at the north-central Nepal at the coordinate of 28° 35′ 46″ N, 83° 49′ 13″ E. It is the 10th tallest mountain in the world-8,091 metres above sea level. The 55km massif is is bounded by the Marshyangdi in north and east and kali Gandaki Gorger and Pokhara in the south. It is the 10th tallest mountain in the world-8,091 metres above sea level. And do you know that Annapurna is first of the 8000m plus Himalayan to be climbed.

Training for Annapurna Base Camp

Before you book the trip, ask your body if it is ready for the trek. Know if your kidney, lungs and heart work well. Also, make sure that your immunity is not so week. Know how to preparation for Annapurna trek.

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Base Camp Visit

Experience for Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

Altitude sickness during Trek to Annapurna Base Camp is not a joke. Whether you are a pack-a-day smoker or CrossFit die-hard, altitude sickness problem doesn’t discriminate. If possible, try a hike to nearby high attitude region (above 4000m) and check if your body response well. Also, Remember that if you get the altitude sickness. Right Itinerary for Annapurna is important.

Insurance for Annapurna Base Camp

Before any international travelling its safe to have a travel insurance. Make sure it will be useful during the emergency case if arises here in Nepal.

Packing for Trek to Annapurna Base Camp

You can take the weight of 15kg at Pokhara airport and superhuman porters will carry only 10 kg of it. That leaves you with 5kg weight and that’s not a joke.

Lighten your pack replacing cotton with microfiber blend. Carry only a slipper and a pair of shocks. Replace food packets with chocolates that will keep you fuelled. Further, bring your own lightweight sleeping bag, the bags you get in Nepal might be bit bulkier and heavier.

Buy Chocolates

Food isn’t cheap closer to the Annapurna. If you do not wish to pay $10 for a snickers of $2, carry Snickers bars, Mars bars, nuts, all trail snacks from Kathmandu.

Best time for Annapurna Base Camp trek

The right climate doubles the fun. The time before monsoon- March to May, when it’s still hot and warm is the best time for Trek to Annapurna Base Camp. Further, September to December when the hill temperature is below zero and snow are divulge and thick the trek is amazing. Know about Annapurna weather in detail.

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp costs

Package tour with most Nepali trekking company is from USD$1,000 up to $1,400 for 12 – 15-day trek. Also, prices should includes round trip flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara, all permits, accommodation, and meals.

But you will obviously need more- keep the budget of $2,000 in maximum during your stay in Nepal.

Trek to Annapurna Base Camp
Annapurna Trek costs

Permits for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Before you start, make sure you have all of these two permits.

 There are three permits you need for Trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

  • TIMS card;
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).


That was everything about things to know before the Trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

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About Shobita Neupane

Shobita is a co-founder of Travel Diary Nepal. She is a passionate traveler and a content writer. Her favorite quote is Fly so high until your problem looks smaller and the dream seems closer.

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