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Singaporean Annapurna Base Camp

  • 15 Days
  • Difficulty : Moderate
  • Destination : Nepal
  • Max Altitude : 4130m
  • Activity: Trekking
  • Best Season : Spring & Autumn


Overview of Singaporean Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Singaporean Annapurna Base Camp Trek is among the most popular treks in Nepal. Despite being a challenging trek it is easily achievable as well. Unlike Singapore, Nepal doesn’t have oceans and seas as they are landlocked. However, they are rich in stunning mountain ranges including the tallest mountain in the world Mt Everest.

For people from Singapore, the Annapurna region is an adventure to see some of the tallest mountains in Nepal. This adventure will take you to the beautiful Annapurna region through rhododendrons and pine forest trails. You will see beautiful mountains like Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna mountains.

Along the way, you will get to experience some of the stunning mountain views and barren landscapes. Similarly, you will also, pass through the unique settlements of Gurungs and Magars and learn more about their cultures.

ABC trek is located at the highly preserved Annapurna Conservation Area and meets endangered flora and fauna.  

if you are planning to trek ABC from Singapore then this guide is for you. So let’s get into more details.

Flight From Singapore to Nepal for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

To experience the Annapurna Base Camp Trek you have to first reach the majestic country Nepal. There are some options or modes of transportation for you to travel from Singapore. Since Nepal is a landlocked country the options of boats or ships are not available.

So it remains two methods of transport, they are flight and bus. Among them, flight is the only wise choice because of distance and cost. If you take a flight from Singapore, you can reach Nepal within 12 hours.

However, if you decide to take a bus then can travel to Malaysia and then have to take a plain anyway. The bus takes up to 15 hours and the cost is double.

In terms of flights from Singapore, there are options as well. You can take a flight from Sangi Airport to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. You can also fly from Sangi Airport to Bhairawa or even Jomsom. However, if you are planning for Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you must fly to Kathmandu from where your trek starts. Some plains you can use for flights are Malaysian Airlines, Airasia, Jet Star Asia, etc. You must also keep in mind you must make a stopover in either Malaysia or India which is why it takes more than 10 hours to reach Nepal.

Singapore flight cost to Nepal differs according to flights, stopovers, and classes. The cheapest price ranges from $125 to $200 to the expensive price from $3000 to $4000.

So based on your income, and preference you can book a flight from Singapore to Nepal for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. 

Documents and Paperwork

Any Singaporean traveling to Nepal for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek must be wary of some documents and paperwork. Let’s get to know about some important documents you need to be eligible for trekking.  


Visa is the main document that makes you eligible to land in Nepal. You can get a Nepal visa upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport or via the Nepal Embassy website. You need some other documents to issue your Nepal visa such as:

  • 2 passport photocopies
  • 2 passport-size photos
  • Travel Insurance photocopy with insurance covering 5500m adventure sports
  • The local currency is needed for higher altitudes.

Hence if you have these documents, you can issue your Nepalese visa within a few hours. So before heading out to enjoy your Annapurna Base Camp as a Singaporean make sure to get your visa upon arriving in Nepal.

Travel Insurance

Any Singaporean traveling to Nepal for the ABC trek must ensure you have reliable travel insurance. Travel insurance is mandatory for any Singaporean traveling to Nepal. However, only a few foreign trekkers know your travel must cover emergency and medical evacuation costs.

Your travel insurance minimum amount must be at least $100,000. During your Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will experience once-in-a-lifetime moments. Your adventure takes place above 4000m where you will enjoy your surroundings. However, there are always unforeseen circumstances that can arise when traveling to the Himalayas. When it comes to the ABC trek in Nepal, you must consider minor injuries, altitude sickness, and the chance of getting helicopter rescue.

Many insurance companies in Singapore can cover your travel insurance. Some of the popular Singaporean Travel insurance companies are Tokiop Morine, Global Underwriters, and Axa (WN)

If you plan to go to the mountains, you should choose an insurance policy that covers the cost of a helicopter rescue in case of major accidents or acute mountain sickness (AMS). 

A helicopter service is the only way to evacuate someone in these extreme situations. It’s important to ensure you have the right insurance to cover these costs.

We want to make sure Singaporeans are safe while traveling in the Himalayas. That’s why we recommend that your travel insurance cover the cost of helicopter services and evacuation up to 6000m. Every travel agency has a rescue team available for both ground evacuation and rescue.

Hence, Travel Insurance is another important document needed for your ABC trek from Singapore.


To trek the Annapurna region, you will need to get some permits for trekking. Two permits are required to trek in the Annapurna region. They are a TIMS card and an ACAP ticket. 

Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) card and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) are the two permits needed. Trekkers need to acquire these permits before they explore the Annapurna region. 

They cannot be obtained through an online portal and you must obtain them in either Pokhara or Kathmandu. You are also obliged to show the permit at different entry points in the Annapurna Region. 

The cost of a TIMS card for SAARC nation trekkers is $7.50 pp and for non-SAARC nations is $17. Annapurna Conservation area permit fee is $22 or Rs 3000 for everyone. It is a once-off entrance fee and is highly cheaper than other national parks around the world.

Best Time To Visit Annapurna Base Camp from Singapore

For any Singaporean planning to visit Annapurna Base Camp, it is important to know the best time for trekking. Trekking ABC is possible any time of the year however certain months are best and others are not. The best time or months to visit ABC trek is based on the seasons in Nepal so let’s get into more details.

Spring Season (March to May)

Spring Season is the best season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. Spring season lies in the months from March to May. The weather and temperature in the Spring season are perfect. The weather is sunny and moderate with no possibility of rainfall especially in April. Since ABC trek lies in the Mustang area which is a rain shadow area there is no chance of rainfall. 

The temperature is perfect for any trekkers going to ABC camp. The mornings and nights are a bit colder but the days are warm and sunny. The route during the ABC trek is also beautiful with pine and rhododendron flowers blooming throughout your route.

Autumn Season (Mid-September to November)

Autumn is the second best time for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Singapore. The season falls in the month of mid-September to November. Just like the Spring season, the autumn season also doesn’t have any rainfall. The days are warmer and nights are colder but it is a little bit colder than the Spring season.

Some trekkers even consider October as the best month for Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The trail of the camp trek is very crowded during this time so if you like peaceful trek then you might want to go on trek in different months. Also if you are planning for the trek in these months then we recommend you book your hotels in advance.

Monsoon and Winter Season

Monsoon season starts from June to mid-September and they are one of the worst times for trek. There are constant mild and heavy rainfalls for several days making your route difficult to walk. The chances of floods, landslides, and soil erosion increase in the upper altitude area.

Similarly, the Winter season is also not the optimum time for the Annapurna Base Camp trek. The trails are covered in snow and are slippery. The winter season starts in December t and ends in February. 

Despite some difficulty, many trekkers believe the winter season is still not as bad as the monsoon season. The views are clear during the day, and the trails are less crowded. You will even experience stunning mountain views during winter.

So for any Singaporean planning for the ABC trek, April or October could be the best time for the trek. Any month in the Spring or Autumn season is among the best times for an ABC trek.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost for Singaporean Citizens

For Singaporeans going to Annapurna Base Camp must be exciting but it still needs to be budgeted. There are several costs that you have to incur during the treks. These costs are extremely important and necessary during your trek. There are some optional costs as well so let’s delve into it.

Important Costs

  • Permit Costs
  • Flight Cost (Arrival in Kathmandu from Singapore) or Arrival and Departure from Kathmandu to Pokhara during Trek)
  • Hotel and Lodging costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Full meals and additional snacks costs
  • Bus fares (Tourist or Public Bus if the chosen transportation method is not flight)
  • Guides and Porter Costs per day


Optional Costs

  • Shopping costs
  • Extra snacks or meals
  • Drinks like Alcohol or Coffee
  • Tips in Hotels and Lodges
  • Extra cost in teahouses for hot showers, charging pots, or hot drinking waters
  • Internet and WIFI costs
  • Photographer cost

Hence these are some of the important and optional costs that you must incur. So for any Singaporean your budget can be based on $400 to $850 per person. But if you are in a group then you can get hefty discounts. For example, if you have 11 to 15 people, your entire trek can be covered by $300 to $650 per person.

15 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Trivhuban Internatinal Airport and Transfer to Hotel

You are greeting welcome in the Himalayan country of Nepal. After you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative of Adventure Walk way trek $ expedition (P.)Ltd. greets you and takes you to the hotel check-in and you will have a short briefing regarding the trip.


Day 2Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trip preparation Day

After breakfast, we will provide you with a guide who will take you to Kathmandu’s famous cultural and historical sites. You can visit Boudhanath (Buddhist shrine), Pashupatinath (sacred Hindu temple), Swayambhunath (monkey temple), Durbar Square; Hanuman Dhoka Durbar, etc. are UNESCO listed world heritage sites. After lunch, you should have a pri-trip discussion with your guide and prepare well for trekking. The guide gives a brief about the upcoming trekking spot and route.

Day 3Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

If you like to fly to Pokhara It Takes about 22 minutes. If you like to go by private car for about 4 /5 hours if you like to go by tourist bus  6/7 Hours to Pokhara. It will take 6 hours to arrive in Pokhara.  Kathmandu to Pokhara is only 200 km.  If the day is environmentally clear, you will get a chance to see the various Himalayas. Pokhara is the most beautiful city in Nepal, which offers the world-renowned highest peaks Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna(II, III, IV, V), Manaslu (8586m.), Dhaulagiri (8567m.), Machhapuchhre, and various ranges of other Himalayas. Pokhara is not only famous for viewing the different mountains but also famous for  Fewa Lake. International Mountain Museum Davies Fall Gupteswar cave, Seti River Gorge is the sightseeing spot in Pokhara.  overnight at the Hotel.


Day 4Drive from Pokhara to Hille & Trek to Ulleri 1980m

Having breakfast at a hotel in Pokhara you will start your trip from Pokhara to Ulleri. You will drive about 2.30 hours to Hile by  Private Jeeb / and prepare for Trekking from there. Your porter starts to manage your Bag to carry, have lunch at Hille, and trek to Ulleri, We follow the upward slope through the stone steps and fill with seasonal standing crops and rhododendrons and Oak forests. until Tikhedhunga the Trail is nice and gentle but when you cross the suspension bridge then the trail goes accents. It is short but it will be harder than the first part.  Please walk slowly and study. The trek will make it easier for you to arrive at Ulleri and enjoy the Annapurna Himalayan range from the hotel. overnight at the Teahouse.

Day 5Ulleri Trek to Ghorepani 2850m

We start to walk after 8 am and go forward to Ulleri at the height of 2070 meters. today’s walk is nice and enjoyable with a nice rhododendron and  Oak forest and some waterfalls. There is a big chance to see wild animals along the way. The famous place can be reached on the way and again we go up and up until and unless we reach Ghorepani. The Ghorepani is at a height of 2855 meters. In that high pass, our night will pass in camp. The area will be covered by snow in the winter season. Overnight lodge

Day 6Hike Poonhill and Trek to Tadapani 2710m

Today we hike to Poonhill before breakfast to see the sunrise. We will come back to the lodge and grab our breakfast. This day is more important for us in the trekking of Ghorepani Poon Hill. That Day your Trekking guide tries to give you more enjoyment in every movement. We climb up 300 meters high to get much amusement from where you have offered the majestic scenario of mountains like Annapurna, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Nilgiri, south, Dhauligiri, Singa Chuli and more, and the sunrise over there. After some hours we will go back to Ghorepani and trek to Tadapani which is around 700 meters down from Ghorepani poon Hill. Normally it takes 4/5 hours to Tadapani and overnight lodge.

Day 7Tadapani Trek to Chhomrong 1920m

 5/6 hours walkAfter taking breakfast we start our trek of the day from Tadapani. First, we descend down to the bottom of Kimrong Khola, a forest of beautiful rhododendrons. After climbing the small village Gurjung an hour continues walking towards the Chhomrong. Our eyes can see the peak of Annapurna South and fishtail too. We will stop trekking today at Chhomrong village. The beautiful village lies in the lap of Annapurna massive. Overnight At Lodge 

Day 8Chhomrung Trek to Bamboo 2310m

We start our trek at the usual time, due to focusing on your health today we trek for a short time. Going to 400 meters high will be our target. We start our trekking down to the Chhomrong Khola and climb up to the beautiful village Sinuwa, which lies 200 meters below Dovan and 200 meters above Chhomrong. We follow the dense forest, bamboo forest, and rocky trail and Madi Khola and get to the interesting tiny village of Dovan. Overnight At Lodge 

Day 9Bamboo Trek to Deurili 3200m

Trekking without any difficulty and walking in natural simplicity are distinct. When we go up and up our trek takes more time, today we walk through the forest and it disappears slowly as we go high. Trekking long days is difficult in snow landslide areas. So, we walk slowly with lots of breaks. Pass through thick forest, bamboo bushes, rhododendrons, and herbs will be simply arrived at deurali and overnight in the guesthouse.OverNight At Lodge 

Day 10Deurali trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4130m 6 hours

In the morning we start our trekking after having breakfast at the lodge and head to the Sanctuary at Annapurna base camp. We pass Machhapuchhre base camp by crossing the roofless shepherds’ huts on the Moraine side. Machhapuchhre base camp is at an altitude of 3700 meters, which is around 400 meters lower than Annapurna base camp so we continue our trekking. On the way, you have the chance of various snowy mountain views which are breathtaking and incomparable. The remaining day is for the exploration of this particular area of Annapurna base camp. The tantalizing Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, and other mountains peeping at you and observing your activities in the high Himalayas. Overnight At Lodge.

Day 11 Annapurna Base Camp Trek Back to Bamboo 2310m 7 hours

You can wake up in the morning with the rays of sun from the Himalayan range of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. After having breakfast we start back to your home gradually. The last close glimpse of Snowy Mountain we went back to the Bamboo which sited at the altitude of 2310. Our days back will be faster than climbing up. Now we normally walk 5/6 hours pass more than double meters and cross two or more stations along the way. We backed down from the same route whatever we had climbed before. The attractions of Annapurna base camp, Machhapuchhre base camp, Deurali, Fishtail, Hiunchuli peaks, and other sights on the way will disappear after crossing them. And finally, we descend down to the Bamboo and live there overnight.

Day 12 Bamboo Trek to Jhinu Danda 1920m 5 hours

It is our second day of leaving Annapurna base camp although the panoramic views around Annapurna come to your eyes and the hangover of the hidden mountain heats your mind forever. Today we also walked for around 5/6 hours and returned back to Jhinu Danda. We follow the trail of Kuldi Ghar, Sinuwa, and the lower part of Chhomrong. In Jhinu Danda you will bathe out all of your dart and dust in the hot spring. Stay overnight at Jhinu Danda.

Day 13Trek to Nayapul and Drive back to Pohara 950 m

In the morning we returned back after breakfast at Jhinu Danda. It leads to a new bridge and Kyumi village. Getting down and down is our trail of the day. Passing villages like Syauli Bazar and Birenthanti and catching them in our camera with your presentation make a history of your life. After an hour’s trek from Birethanti, we can arrive at Nayapul where the car is waiting for you. With the scenic views of the Himalayas range we leave and head to the beautiful city of Pokhara. Pokhara is a city with a good combination of geographical and cultural heritage. You can explore Pokhara for the whole day with superb views of various mountains and places to visit in Pokhara. Fewa Lake, Mahendra cave, David’s Falls, etc.Overnight

Day 14 from Pokhara Drive to Kathmandu 1350m

It is your option whether you need to back to Kathmandu by air or drive back by bus. By air, you can see the panoramic views of mountains near Pokhara and the natural diversity and green forest and human habitat in Pokhara and Kathmandu from the sky. Similarly, when you choose a bus, you can see the gorge, narrow and u-turned Himalayan road of Nepal rides on the bank of the rivers. After arriving in Kathmandu you can pass your days according to your interest.

Day 15Final Departure

Following a 14-day trekking extravaganza exploring the Annapurna Region through the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, it’s finally time to bid farewell. Off to your home or to your next destination.

Price Includes

  • Pick-up & Drop from the airport on the day of your arrival & Departure
  • 3 Night Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu
  • The Government Register's English-Speaking Guide
  • If the group size exceeds 6 people, an assistance guide will be provided.
  • One porter for two clients
  • In trekking trails, accommodation is on a twin-sharing basis
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included.
  • Trekking map
  • Trekking Permit & TIMS Card
  • Transportation as per itinerary
  • Staff salaries, insurance, meals, accommodations, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • Arrangements for emergency rescue services (Please make sure you have medical insurance from your country)
  • The agency service charge and the government tax/VAT
  • The certificate of achievement towards the Trip

Price Excludes

  • The cost of international airfare
  • Visa fees for Nepal
  • All drinks During the Trip (Tea, Coffee, Cola, Beer, Mineral Water)
  • Personal Costs
  • Smoke
  • Insurance for travel
  • If more than the 3-night hotel in Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu meals
  • Hot shower during the trekking
  • Batteries and cameras that are chargeable during the trek
  • Natural or political disturbances beyond our control result in additional costs.
  • The Extra cost of any case early return from the trip.
  • Tips for Trekking Staff

Departure Date

Mar 27, 2024

Booking Available (15 Days)

Sep 23, 2024

Booking Available (15 Days)

Additional Information

Is Guide and Porter Required?

For any Singaporean, Annapurna Base Camp Trek will create a lot of memories. The unique Himalayan region is filled with stunning mountain views, rare flora and faunas, and a trek through amazing cultural settlements. Despite being achievable ABC trek is not a simple walk in the park.

Especially to those who are not as familiar with the Nepalese culture, lifestyles, terrains, and routes. If you plan to trek the Annapurna Base Camp alone then we hate to spill that it’s illegal. After April 1, 2023, the Nepal government issued a rule for all trekkers to take at least one authorized guide with them.

The rule was made official for the enhanced safety and security of the trekkers traveling to remote hilly areas. Hiring a guide is not a waste of time as well. Let’s discuss some of the importance of guides in your journey.

Instant Adjustments

This is one of the most important importance of guides. The route in the hills is very unpredictable and challenging. Sometimes due to unforeseen circumstances, your paths might get closed. So at that time if you are alone you can’t make adjustments due to a linguistic barrier or lack of knowledge about the place. 

During that period, local guides played a crucial role by utilizing their extensive network. They can make your stay more comfortable, by adjusting your itinerary or extending the trek.

Safety First

Nepal government announced a new rule for trekkers that they have to take at least one guide with them. It is mainly due to safety and security concerns for the lone trekkers who get into trouble or have to be rescued.

Guides are the person who will ensure your safety first. They are trained in first aid and are experts in recognizing any danger that can put your life or property in harm.

Detailed Trek Guide

Generally, foreign trekkers are not well informed about the culture and traditions of the country. Hence when they visit some important place in Nepal they might not know its cultural importance. 

Furthermore, they may not have explained properly the significance or origin of such cultures or the place of the sacred site. Guides play an important role in pointing out the historical, cultural, or territorial importance of the trek.

Just like guides, porters are also equally helpful in your trek. Although there is no rule of taking any porters in your trek, it is wise to hire at least one. Porters are hired for heavy lifting which means they will lift your heavy loads. 

Furthermore, they also have an allocation of yaks or mules to carry a few more heavy loads. They are also a means of security as they will look after your bags while you enjoy your trekking.

Hiring porters will also benefit the local community and settlements. Your payment can help their day-to-day lives or their children’s education. The profit can also be used for the betterment of local tourist attractions during trekking.

Hence guides and porters are very important for Singaporean Annapurna Base Camp Trek. So make sure to get a recommendation for any qualified guides or porters from a travel agency in Nepal.


Can I get altitude sickness during Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Yes, Altitude sickness is possible during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. To avoid altitude sickness you must ascend and descend altitude slowly and gradually. Also always keep yourself warm and hydrated all the time during your trek.

What is the highest elevation I reach during Annapurna Base Camp?

The highest elevation you will reach is 4130m which is at Annapurna Base Camp itself.

Which airport should I land while visiting Nepal from Singapore?

The best and most common airport you should land in is Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.

Will I reach Muktinath during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

You can add Jomsom and Muktinath to any Annapurna Base Camp Trek detail. So it is entirely based on the trekkers if you want to reach Muktinath.

Can I trek Annapurna Base Camp alone?

No, after April 1, 2023, the Nepal government has made an official rule for any trekkers they are prohibited from traveling alone. They must hire at least one authorized guide for the security and safety of trekkers.

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