Annapurna Base Camp Trek Via Poon Hill

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Annapurna Base camp trek via Poon hill

The Annapurna base camp trek via Poon Hill is an entire of exciting scenarios that create an
unforgettable travel experience.
Enjoy up-close looks at the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges.
You may also explore peaks like Machapuchare (6,993m) and
Annapurna I (8,091m).
Visit Poon Hill to see a magnificent dawn. It provides expansive views of
Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.
Discover the Annapurna region’s several landscapes.
Hiking the route that goes through verdant rhododendron woods,
terraced farms, charming towns, and icy glacier valleys
Experience the friendly traditions, customs, and way of life of the locals.
Interactions with many ethnic groups, such as Gurungs and Magars, are
available.

Hike to the center of the Annapurna Sanctuary, where majestic peaks
encircle a beautiful arena.
Take pleasure in a customized tour with your guide. You may
alter the schedule to fit your interests and timing.
Jhinu Danda offers natural hot springs for relaxation. This location
provides a healing bath in its lovely wooded surroundings.
Enjoy your stay at comfortable lodges and tea houses. You can
experience the delicious native Nepali food and a friendly atmosphere.
You may customize the personalized walk to include side visits and
changes based on your interests.
Discover the Annapurna region’s beauty and tranquility in an
environment with fewer visitors compared to EBC.

Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek Via Poon Hill

Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill is one of the most popular moderate treks on earth. The trail passes through cascading waterfalls and beautiful villages. Terraced farmlands — lush rhododendron forests and fantastic mountain vistas. Before reaching the base of the mighty AnnapurnaTrek offers enough time to witness the staggeringly beautiful peaks of all the Annapurna giants that encircle the basin Mountains in the Annapurna region from the central core.

Still, it is not the tallest because it rises in the heart of the Himalayas. Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna IV, etc., are some of the mountains in this region.

The Annapurna base camp trek via poon hill also guarantees you fun, pleasure, and great insight into the natural and cultural heritage of the tiny Himalayan country of Nepal. It is one of the most beautiful treks, passing through the diverse ethnic groups’ cultures and various vegetation forests and wildlife. To reach the Annapurna region, we must follow the trail of terraced lands, dense, beautiful rhododendron forests, and the Gurung community’s traditional and cultural villages.

The Annapurna base camp trek starts from Nayapul, about 1 hour 30 minutes drive from Pokhara. Pokhara, recognized as the beautiful city of Nepal, is the Gateway to Annapurna base camp trekking; you feel saturated by nature and unidentifiable calm in the heart and soul. Firstly, we will reach Nayapul. Then Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Chhomrung, and Deurali.

Enjoy the best sunrise and sunset view from Poon Hill.

We will be in many viewpoints. Among them, Poon Hill will be the most beautiful viewpoint from where we can see the combination of more than ten mountains serially. Since our trial goes clockwise, we will not return the same way. Our returning way will be Bamboo to end our trek from Annapurna base camp. The trail finally stumblesBamboos moraines and reaches the world of ice and snow.

The journey to this  Trek from Pokhara includes various cultural villages like Ghandruk, Jhinu, and Deuralietc on the way, and also the excellent location Poon Hill. Poon Hill is famous for giving the best view of Himalayan Ranges. It is where we can see the best sunrise and sunset views. The beautiful villages on the way reflect the ethnic culture of Gurung and Magars. One can enjoy cultural food and festivals and be introduced to these residents’ lifestyles.

Nepal’s one of the best trek Annapurna Base Camp trek via poon hill

It is a beautiful experience to get familiar with the new cultures, traditional tools, products, and ethnic settlements. It also allows the visitor to be aware of the local lifestyle of these ethnic groups. Then, the journey includes another major attraction: Machhapuchhrebase camp, enabling you to visit two camps simultaneously. Machhapuchhre Mountain is famous for its unique peak shape, shaped like the tail of a fish. And after this beautiful journey, you will reach the magnificent Annapurna Base Camp.

This camp provides a clear up-to-down view of Mt. Annapurna and a base camp surrounded by immense and naturally wonderful mountains. It also provides a beautiful view of the Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri mountains. You can enjoy the breathtaking natural scenarios, and at the same time, you can also enjoy photography. The fantastic surroundings of Annapurna Base Camp provide a great view of nature photography as well.

Enjoy the 360-degree views of the Annapurna ranges.

The sunrise and sunset in this place make it a tiny paradise. Also, surrounded by flowering and non-flowering plants and wildlife around the camp makes this place magnificent. The place also has hot springs. Tourists can relax and enjoy during or while returning from the trip. And rivers like Modi-Khola, dense forests with variations, and exotic flora and fauna. This place is the most beautiful expenditure in the Himalayas.

Annapurna Sanctuary, from where you will see incredible 360-degree views of the Annapurna ranges. And above the massive Annapurna glacier. Collecting lifetime experience, we retrace from Annapurna Base camp to Chomrong and then to the Jhinu Danda, where it is the natural hot spring, and you can enjoy the small bath pools from here. The trail leads to a rhododendron forest and passes through charming villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung & Magar.

Generally, the Annapurna Base camp trek via Poon Hill is considered moderate trekking. Because our trek will be at a high altitude but not on a steep path, September, October, November, December, March, April, May, and February will be the most favorable time to trek in this region.

Nepal Base Camp Treks is always on your front foot to help by making your trek in Annapurna base camp throughout the year. We will tailor your trekking schedule to your holiday by providing the best trekking guide for you. This fantastic trek finishes at Phedi, where we drive to Pokhara.

Our guests experience about Annapurna base camp trek via poon hill.

Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Trek Via Poon Hill

DAY
1
Day 1: Pokhara Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m): walking distance 4 hours, 540 meters ascent - 9.6 km

Enjoying breakfast every morning, your journey for the Annapurna base camp trek via Poon Hill begins. Driving for about one and a half hours through a large village, Lumle brings you to Nayapul.

The trek starts from here, dropping at first on a staircase and then traversing high above the river on an entire stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town, Birethanti (1000m).

Today’s trekking trail follows winding bamboo forests and waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches a small village, Sudami, where you can have lunch.

After lunch, climb steadily up the side of the valley to go Hille (1510m), and after a short walk, you will arrive at Tikhedunga. We spend the overnight at the guest house.

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DAY
2
Day 2: Tikhedunga trek to Ghorepani (2775m): walking distance 5-6 hours 1360 meters ascent - 9.4 km

The trail crosses the Tikhedunga River on a suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdi Khola on a large deck at 1520m. The trail ascends on a stone staircase that is said to have more than 3300 steps.

The unrelenting staircase continues to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m). From Ulleri, the trail gently climbs through pastures and cultivated fields. You walk beside the cascading river through refreshingly fresh oak and Rhododendron forest.

The trail crosses two sparkling clear streams, a small ridge, and another stream before climbing to Nangathanti (2460m).

We have a little rest with lunch here at Nangathanti. In winter, the trail can be covered with snow. The day destination, Ghorepani (2750m), is reached after about an hour past Nangathanti.

DAY
3
Day 3: Ghorepani Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2540m): walking distance to Tadapani 5-6 hours, 550 meters descent, 710 meters ascent

Most people rise before dawn the following day to make the early-morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m), one of the best Himalaya viewpoints in Nepal, which provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas.

The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I (8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) to Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiuchhuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), and Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6997m) make your breath and eyes catch. Watching the beautiful sunrise is a defining moment of pleasure and tranquility.
After breakfast, our trek to Tadapani starts.

A short early morning climb to the Deurali passes for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The trail descends steeply through the dense moss-covered forest with abundant birdlife to Tadapani, which also provides a close-up sunset view.

DAY
4
Day 4: Tadapani Trekking to Chhomrong (2040m): walking distance 3-5 hours,780 meters descent and 240 meters ascent - 9.8 km

Today Annapurna base camp trek via poon hill goes to Chhomrong; the trekking trail follows almighty rhododendron forests and beautiful terraces passing through our trail to the Chhomrong village. Above the town is the mighty peak of Annapurna South, with Mt. Fishtail facing it across the valley.

Chhomrong is a beautiful village with lots of lodges that provide excellent facilities. Chhomrong is a gateway to the Annapurna Sanctuary trek and is inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal.

DAY
5
Day 5: Chhomrong trekking to Dovan (2540m): walking distance 4-5 hours, 740 meters ascent and 510 meters descent - 8km

Leaving Chhomrong, the trail descends via a stone staircase and crosses the Chhomrong Khola on a swaying Suspension bridge. Then, climb out of the side valley, passing through deep forests of Bamboo, rhododendron, and oak.

The Bamboo of the day’s trek follows another ascent to Kuldi (2470m). Descend a long, steep, slippery stone staircase into a deep bamboo and rhododendron forest to the village of Dovan.

DAY
6
Day 6: Dovan trekking to Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m): walking distance 5-6 hours, 1260 meters ascent - 8.5 km

A narrow Modi Khola valley trek brings you almost to the base of M.B.C. There’s technically no such thing as ‘Machhapuchhare Base Camp. Since ascents of the mountains are prohibited.

The mountain views are breathtaking; the panorama includes Hiuchhuli, Annapurna ranges, and the ever-changing Machhapuchhare. This area is called the Annapurna Sanctuary since mountains surround it. A vast arena is enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks, which include Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and the fishtail spire of Machhapuchhare.

DAY
7
Day 7: Machhapuchhare Base Camp Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m): walking distance 2-3 hours, 430 meters ascent - 3 km

The climb to Annapurna Base Camp trek via Poon Hill takes under two hours. You descend a small ridge from the mountain pass to the mountainside with broad terraced fields showcasing tranquil meadows and lush, fertile farming land.

As you reach Annapurna South Base Camp, witness impressive picturesque landscapes, majestic panoramic views of snow-capped mountainous

peaks, and varied Himalayan cultural settings tucked beneath the southern slopes of the Annapurna massive.

Tremendous Annapurna Range stops your heartbeat for a while; a whole day without rest, chill out to explore A.B.C.

DAY
8
Day 8: Annapurna Base Camp Trekking to Bamboo (2340m): walking distance - 12.7 km

Heading back down the valley is much more comfortable. We will have some fantastic glimpses of sunrise over Mt. Annapurna and surrounding ranges. Even if you explore in the morning, you will have no problem reaching Bamboo and passing through Himalayan Bamboo Dovan.

Your Annapurna base camp trek via Poon Hill is gently ascending through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendrons and oak trees. Keep an eye out for troops of black-faced ‘Langur’ monkeys. At night, you will find yourself in a guest house.

DAY
9
Day 9: Bamboo Trekking to Jhinu Danda (1750m): walking distance - 8.5 km

Retrace our steps back down to apple pie country. The trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar, and now the trail is relatively flat until you reach Sinuwa. Your trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola, and you must follow the stone staircase for almost an hour to get to Chhomrong.

The trail continues through rhododendrons, bamboo forests, and majestic mountain scenery, especially Mt. Machhapuchhare. An hour’s walk will take you to Jhinu Danda. You can enjoy the natural hot spring and explore the area around you.

DAY
10
Day 10: Jhinu Hot Spring trekking to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara, 6 hrs trek, 1 hour 30 minute drive. - 13.5 km

Today is our last walking day in the mountain; on our way to Nayapul, the trip leads downhill with stone steps through farm terraces, passing another Nayapul (New Bridge) small settlement by the River Modi; the walk leads further downhill to Syauli-Bazaar.

From here, follow the Modi River downstream to Birethanti, and our trek ends at Nayapul; drive back to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel.

Fixed Departure Dates

Note: We can run a trip for solo travelers, couple, friends and family with children. Our private trips are running everyday. If you are looking for a group joining trip please contact us.

Includes/Excludes

What's Included?

Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges, Accommodation during the trekking
During the trek, daily Meals are chosen from the Menu (breakfast, lunch, and dinner).
Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek
Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
Above the Himalayan duffel bag. ( If you need to, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
Pokhara to the trek’s starting point is Nayapul, and the trek’s finishing point is Phedi to Pokhara, transported by private vehicle. Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
All necessary papers, office Service charges, and all Government Taxes

What's Excluded?

Any services in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot shower
Personal expenses include laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages, bar bills, and camera battery charging.
Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
Personal trekking gears
Tips for tour/ trekking staff and driver
Any other expenses which are not mentioned in the Price Include section.

Essential Information - Annapurna Base Camp Trek Via Poon Hill

Max. Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4160 m)

Trek Grade: Moderate

Best Travel Time: February to mid-June and September – to November are the best seasons. Dec & January are Winter; We can go for the trek. There can be snow on the trail, and July & August are rainy times and not highly recommended.

Trip Snippets: 10 days, 9 nights of Lodges, and three meals daily ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek are included.

Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 16 people.

Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all your clothing and gear from home; however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops where you can buy and rent trek-related equipment.

Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek; the maximum weight per trekker is 15 kg, including your sleeping bag and down jacket; other items not required on the trek you can store in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van

Food

On the time of Annapurna base camp trek via poon hill, you must consume enough food and water. It is essential for your general hiking experience, energy, and well-being. On the other hand, you have a lot of food choices for your private trek.

You can taste the regional Sherpa and Nepali cuisine at teahouses along the trek. On your Annapurna base camp trek via Poon Hill, three meals are served. The majority of the dinner consists of authentically prepared Nepali food. Lunch and dinner are explicitly provided with dhal bhat (rice and lentil soup). A variety of side dishes, including pickles, curries, and more, are offered with this thali set.

You can order other items from the menu if you don’t want to eat dal bhat all the time. Popular choices include thukpa, tsampa (roasted barley flour), and momos (dumplings). Additionally, a wide variety of Indian and Western dishes are available. Make sure the food you eat is well-balanced.

Carbs, proteins, and fats should all be included in your diet. Trekking requires a variety of nutrients because it is an intense physical activity. Foods high in protein and carbs provide sustained energy levels.

Remember to drink lots of water. It aids in maintaining your intake of water, particularly in dry-air environments at high elevations. Comforting alternatives include herbal teas and hot lemon and ginger drinks. You can travel with energy-boosting snacks.

The ideal snacks throughout the trek are protein bars, granola bars, almonds, chocolate, and dried fruit. However, inform your hiking guide if you have any dietary restrictions as soon as possible. He will let the teahouse proprietor know to prepare meals according to your diet and preferences.

Accommodation on the Annapurna Base Camp trek via Poon Hill

Teahouses and lodges are usually places to stay on an Annapurna Base Camp trek via poon hill. There is a network of teahouses and lodges along the trekking path leading up to Annapurna Base Camp. These modest but cozy guesthouses have twin-bedded rooms available. The larger dorm-style rooms are occasionally available.

The basic yet comfortable lodging provides comfort from the cold mountain weather. Most of the teahouse rooms have a shared base and restrooms. But this applies only if you are trekking in a group. We will reserve a shared room; it can also be a dormitory in the high season.

Lodges and teahouses provide food as well. A range of regional and global cuisines will be available to taste. Nepali specialties like momos (dumplings) and Dal Bhat (lentil stew with rice) are usually included on the menus.

Fresh items could become more challenging as you get higher in the atmosphere. Hence, the menu options can become increasingly limited. Stoves are frequently used in these hotels to heat common spaces. It offers a cozy spot for people to relax and interact in the evenings. L lodging must be booked earlier to guarantee comfort on a private trip. Reservations can be made via your trekking agency.

This way, you can ensure you have somewhere to stay at the end of each day’s hike. You can personalize the degree of accommodation to what you prefer. You have choices, from traditional teahouses to affordable lodges. More luxurious lodges with private bathrooms can be found in some places. Still, getting to the attached bathroom area becomes more difficult as you climb the elevation.

The chance of getting luxury services is less elaborate than hotels in cities. However, these lodgings provide a cozy and genuine trekking experience. Trekking in the stunning and isolated Annapurna area remains lovely despite all this.

Annapurna base camp trek via Poon Hill weather and temperature

Seasons can affect the temperature and weather during the Annapurna base camp trek via Poon Hill. As a result, everything is dependent on climate and elevation. Here's an overview of the weather in the ABC region:

Spring (March to May):

The trek is most enjoyable in the spring. The blossoming rhododendrons enhance the attractiveness of trekking in spring. The weather is lovely and moderate throughout the day. At lower
elevations, it ranges from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F). At higher elevations, daily temperatures can vary from 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F). It can get cold at night. There is a 5°C to 5°C (23°F to
41°F) temperature drop, particularly at higher elevations.

Autumn (September to November):

Autumn is another excellent time for the Annapurna base camp trek via Poon Hill. Trekkers can enjoy the mild temperatures and beautiful skies. At lower elevations, daytime temperatures vary from 15°C to 20°C (59°F to 68°F). Daytime temperatures in the ABC area range from 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F) at higher elevations. The range of nighttime temperatures, which is between -5°C and 5°C (23°F and 41°F), is similar to that of spring.

Winter (December to February):

Higher altitudes have colder winters with a greater likelihood of snowfall. Going on a hike during this season is not recommended. On the other hand, if you are seeking challenges and excitement, you may go trekking in the winter. At lower altitudes, daytime temperatures are about 10°C (50°F).

Daytime temperatures can range between -5°C and 5°C (23°F to 41°F) at higher elevations. Particularly at Annapurna Base Camp, the temperatures at night can reach -10°C to -20°C (14°F to -4°F) or lower.

Monsoon (June to August):

Although the temperature is still adaptable, the monsoon season brings considerable rain. Yet, the Annapurna base camp trek via Poon Hill is not recommended because of the leeches and slippery paths. During this time of year, landslides and trail closures are frequent.

What should I pack?

Packing appropriately and having clothing that can withstand temperature changes is essential. It is advisable to dress in layers to adapt to changing temperatures. Furthermore, remember that the weather might change from season to season. It would help if you also kept up with the most recent forecasts before and throughout the trek. This contributes to ensuring your comfort and safety.

Pack everything you need for your  Annapurna base camp trek via poon hill following your checklist. Ensure your equipment is in good working order, fits perfectly, and has been checked before the trek. Always be ready for changeable temperatures and shifting weather. Consult with your trekking agency for advice on particular equipment.

The following is a detailed equipment list for your Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill

Clothing:

Sweatless base layers tops and bottoms.
Fleece jacket
Down jacket

Waterproof and windproof outer (jacket and pants)
Long-sleeve T-shirts.
Trekking pants and shorts
Pair with warm gloves.
Warm hat and a sun hat.
Scarf and the neck gaiter.
Warm socks (3–4 pairs)
Comfortable and reliable trekking boots

Accessories:

Trekking poles
UV-protective sunglasses.
Daypack cover.
Duffel bag
Headlamp with extra batteries
Sleeping bag
Travel towel
Toiletries
Health and Safety:
First aid kit

Personal prescription medications

Water purification pills
Sunscreen and lip balm with high SPF
Insect repellent.
Hand sanitizer

Miscellaneous:

Passport-sized photos.
Reusable water bottle.
Snacks and energy bars
Travel plug adapter and charging equipment.
Maps or guidebooks
Camera, extra batteries, and charging equipment.
Trekking and itinerary information (for emergency contacts)

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