Friday, August 17, 2012

Budget and Itinerary of Nepal ABC Trekking

Budget and Itinerary of Nepal ABC Trekking
Annapurna Base Camp-Annapurna Base Camp Trek-Nepal
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Monetary Budget
Haha!!! The budget for 16 days Annapurna Base Camp trekking in Nepal is the one of the important consideration, to me.

Table below is the budget for 2 persons, just for reference:

Qty
USD
Trips expenditure


Guide & Porter package (Note 1)
2
   1,700.00
Air Tickets (Note 2)
2
   1,499.50
Western Union Transfer fee (Note 3)

         16.67
Visa
2
         60.00
Estimate entrance fee and food in KMD and Pohkara
2
      300.00
Souvenir

         50.00
Tips for Porter/Guide

         35.00



Equipments


Headlight
2
         16.67
Torch light
1
         12.50
Deuter Backpack (27L)
1
         25.00
Raincoat
2
         10.00
Hiking Shoes (Hi-Tec)
2
      177.92
Hiking Sock Brand of Colombia
2
         29.83
Hiking Sock (Ebay)
3
         12.99
Headwear
2
         26.00
Windbreaker
1
         40.00
Quick drying T-shirt
3
         69.17
Sleeping bag
2
      100.00
Hikking poles
4
      100.00
Total (for 2 persons)

   4,281.24

Note:
1. The Package include:

  • Pick up from International airport 
  • 3 Night in Kathmandu hotel 
  • sight seen in Kathmandu ( Not included the entry fee in different Places )
  • Sight seen in Pokhara (Not included the entry fee in different Places)
  • Transport from Kathmandu-- pokhara-- Kathmandu by tourist Bus 
  • 3 night pokhara hotel 
  • Trekking Document (Tims and Permits)
  • Guide me as a whole Nepal trips 
  • 1 Porter during the trekking  
  • food during the trekking (Not in pokhara and Karhmandu) BLD (Break fast /Lunch / Dinner)
  • Accommodation during the trek (the best One in the town)
  • Transport from pokhara hotel to trekking start point and trek end point to Pokhara hotel 
  • Farewell from Airport 
2. We will take Thai Airway for our flight. Sad to say that, after we bought the air ticket, AirAsia airline come out a new route with good price which cheaper 50% on my flight fare.....Ah!!!! Wasted.

3. This is the fee for transferring 20% deposit of tour package to our guide.

I am not very sure still have any other expenses to be further incurred. Hopefully, not much more to spend....my wallet now is almost empty.... :(

Itinerary
We have confirmed that Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is our final destination for total 10 days trek, here is our itinerary:

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley City Tour
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 04: Pokhara to Hile or Tikhe Dhunga (1540m)
Day 05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2775m)
Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2540m)
Day 07:  Tadapani to Chhomrong (2210m)
Day 08: Chhomrong to Bamboo (2300m)
Day 09: Bamboo to  Deurali  (3200m)
Day 10: Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp(ABC) (4130m)
Day 11: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2340m)
Day 12: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1750m)
Day 13: Jhinu Danda to Pokhara1990m) 
Day 14: Rest day in Pokhara or explore the Pokhara
Day: 15 Drives or Flight to Kathmandu
Day16: Final Depurate to home country  

Initially, I planned to have Jomson Route instead of ABC trek for 16 days. However, after advised by my travel guide, he said that the route is currently affected by the new highway where we will be facing dirty of the road when the buses/transports passing by.

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