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  1. Lisa N
    June 5, 2019 @ 6:01 am

    Got such a weak spot for Nepal, we spend a whole month exploring there. Unfortunately, we couldn’t do any treks as I got a chest infection the day we arrived so ended up just exploring the cities. What better reason to go back than to go trekking!

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    • dankiteski
      June 7, 2019 @ 8:42 am

      I’m sorry to hear about your bad experience, Lisa. There’s always a next time, I suppose? 🙂

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  2. Christina
    June 5, 2019 @ 6:41 am

    I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw the photos of the queue of climbers on Everest this year. The trek to Annapurna’s base camp sounds like something I could manage. The scenery looks fantastic and the view of Mount Machhapuchre is magical. I imagine doing this trek in winter would be beautiful. How cold does it get?

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    • dankiteski
      June 10, 2019 @ 12:04 am

      Yes, that photo was quite shocking! I’m glad to hear that this post inspired you to visit Annapurna tho. As for the temperatures, they are different at different altitude but the temperatures are below or at least close to 0 most of the time.

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  3. Jane Dempster-Smith
    June 5, 2019 @ 7:42 am

    Thanks for sharing this valuable information. There are many more costs than I thought that you would need to budget for. It seems to be not a cheap trek but I can understand why now that you have clarified it. Your photos are excellent. What an experience.

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    • dankiteski
      June 7, 2019 @ 8:42 am

      Thank you, Jane. I hope you make it to Annapurna soon, it’s an amazing experience

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  4. Shreya Saha
    June 5, 2019 @ 4:14 pm

    This is such an useful blogpost for having an idea about the charges related to trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. It’s in my bucket list since long but since I have moved to Thailand, I am somehow pushing it back. I wasn’t even very sure of the costs, now that I have read your blog, I will manage to save 500$ easily and plan for doing this independently.

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    • dankiteski
      June 7, 2019 @ 8:44 am

      thanks, Shreya! I’m really glad you found some useful information in this post and I hope you get to Annapurna soon

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  5. Lesley
    June 6, 2019 @ 1:44 am

    What an amazing adventure that must have been! I was actually quite surprised how affordable it was, compared to visiting other Asian countries and especially European countries. How high was the altitude at base camp? Did you feel the altitude change as you got higher?

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    • dankiteski
      June 7, 2019 @ 9:01 am

      It sure was, Lesley! The altitude at base camp is 4,130 meters. And yes, I did but as you can see from the schedule, nothing drastic without only small differences in altitude every day as I slowly progressed to basecamp

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  6. Rhonda Albom
    June 6, 2019 @ 10:08 am

    This looks to be very complete and with lots of suggestions and options. I think the food costs at altitude are relatively high compared to the local norm but they don’t seem too costly to me.

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    • dankiteski
      June 7, 2019 @ 8:47 am

      Absolutely, Rhonda! The prices are extremely high compared to the local standards, but naturally, they still aren’t expensive if we compare them to the living standards of some western countries 🙂

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  7. Anita
    June 6, 2019 @ 11:30 am

    This post is very practical and detailed with information about each day activities and costs. Reaching the basecamp is a dream of many travelers, still on my list!

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    • dankiteski
      June 7, 2019 @ 8:47 am

      Thanks, Anita! I hope you get there soon 🙂

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  8. Shane Prather
    June 6, 2019 @ 9:57 pm

    I always find guides like this super helpful because costs are what hold so many people back from traveling more! Looks like a gorgeous trek!

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    • dankiteski
      June 7, 2019 @ 8:48 am

      Thank you, Shane, I really appreciate it! As for the trek itself, it sure is gorgeous

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  9. Cecilia
    June 7, 2019 @ 3:01 am

    It took us about 9 days to climb Kilimanjaro and it was a little over $1000. This seems to be much more reasonably priced. Plus, I love that there are all those cute tea house lodges along the way!

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    • dankiteski
      June 7, 2019 @ 8:52 am

      I haven’t been to Kilimanjaro but since you’re using the word ‘climb’ I suppose you made it to the top. Beware that this is a cost estimation for the Annapurna base camp trek which is roughly a bit more than halfway to the top. The cost of climbing the top will be a lot higher and you will definitely need a professional guide, as this mountaintop is deemed to be the deadliest one in the world.

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  10. Anwesha Guha
    June 7, 2019 @ 7:20 am

    I have never thought of visito Nepal before this but I would love to try and trek to the beautiful Annapurna base camp. Do you know why that base camp is called Annapurna as in India, Annupurna is the Goddess of food.

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    • dankiteski
      June 7, 2019 @ 8:53 am

      That’s right, Anwesha- Annapurna is the goddess of food and nourishment 🙂

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  11. Yukti Agrawal
    June 9, 2019 @ 9:33 am

    I have read about Anapurna trek a lot but loved your post as it is categorized cost wise. I find it very useful in planning my budget for Anapurna base camp trek. It looks reasonably priced without a guide but maybe I will hire local guide / porter to know about the place or surroundings.

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    • dankiteski
      June 9, 2019 @ 11:58 pm

      Thank you, Yukti, I’m really glad you could get some useful tips for your upcoming Annapurna trek.

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  12. Thelittlelai: Beyond limits
    June 9, 2019 @ 12:20 pm

    Wow, hiking to Annapurna base camp is the kind of adventure that I would always love to experience. I like how this adventure gives you a chance to commune with nature, since you’ll get to experience the endless beauty of natures along the way. The clean river and the hot the spring are both amazing, and would love to get a dip if i get the chance. Thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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    • dankiteski
      June 9, 2019 @ 11:58 pm

      It sure is an amazing experience! I hope you make it to base camp someday 🙂

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  13. The Broad Life
    June 23, 2019 @ 6:34 am

    I did some trekking in my country,Vietnam but it’s never looked so cool like the Annapurna base camp. It’s looked so amazing from the pictures you show in the post.
    THanks for this post I can know a great place to plan my trekking.

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    • dankiteski
      June 24, 2019 @ 11:27 am

      Vietnam has some amazing treks but I would definitely suggest visiting Annapurna as well:)

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