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Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poonhill

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Trip Overview of Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poonhill

Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poonhill is one of the most popular moderate treks on earth. The trail passes through cascading waterfalls, beautiful villages. Terraced farmlands — lush rhododendron forests, and fantastic mountain vistas. Before reaching the base of the mighty Annapurna. Trek offers enough time to witness the staggeringly beautiful peaks of all the Annapurna giants that encircle the basin Mountains in Annapurna region form the central core, but it is not the tallest, because they rise in the heart of Himalayas. Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna IV, etc. are some of the mountains in Annapurna region.

The Annapurna base camp trek via poonhill also guarantees you fun, pleasure, and great insight about the natural and cultural heritage of the tiny Himalayan country, Nepal. It is one of the most beautiful treks passing through the diverse ethnic group’s culture and verity vegetation forest and wildlife. To reach the Annapurna region, we need to follow the trial of terraced lands, dense, beautiful forest of rhododendron, Gurung community traditional and cultural villages.

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

We will be in many viewpoints. Among them, Poonhill 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. To end our trek from Annapurna base camp, our returning way will be Bamboo. The trail finally stumbles across moraines and reaches the world of ice and snow.

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 is the natural hot spring and you can enjoy in the small bath pools, from here The trail leads to rhododendron forest and passes through charming villages of Nepal’s ethnic communities of the Gurung,& Magar.

Generally, Annapurna Base camp trek via Poonhill is considered at moderate trekking. Because our trek will be at high altitude but not in the steep path, the month of September, October, November, December, March, April, May and February will be the most favorable time to do the 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 make your trekking schedule according to your holiday with the provision of the best trekking guide for you. This fantastic trek finishes at Phedi from where we take a short drive to Pokhara.

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Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poonhill

Duration: 15 Days

Max. Altitude: Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)

Trek Grade: Moderate

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

Trip Snippets: 15 days, 4 night’s hotels, 10 nights Lodges, Breakfast in Kathmandu, 3 meals a day ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek are included.

Departure Dates: We can offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 15 people.

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

Your trek Backpack/duffle bag: Our porters will carry your baggage on the trek, the maximum weight per trekkers 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, Plane.

Activity: City tour, Trekking

Detailed Itinerary of Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poonhill

We will be present there at the airport for your convenience to greet you and transfer to your desired hotel. When you have had your time to settle in and freshen up after your long flight, you will be invited to visit our office for a briefing about your program. You will have a meeting with your trekking guide and discuss the equipment needed for the trekking, and we will process for the trekking permits. If you arrive at night, we will have the same discussion in next day morning after breakfast.

The very next morning, after breakfast you will be taken for a full day sightseeing tour around Kathmandu valley. You can visit the center of pilgrimage Pashupatinath Temple and Swyambhunath, very ancient and essentially enlisted in UNESCO World Heritage sites. The biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhnath might make you feel calm and peace and visit Patan the city of fine arts and Durbar Square is full of Hindu temples and Buddhist monuments. On the journey back to the hotel, you can explore the local areas, gullies, and lifestyle. After your dinner, you can perhaps take a leisurely stroll through the famous streets like Thamel and Durbarmarg.

After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. During the short trip, you will have majestic views of glorious Manaslu Peaks and the snow-capped Annapurna and Langtang Himalaya range. Or you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive via scenic Prithivi Highway enjoying short stops for lunch and breakfast and scenic beauty all the way around. You will transfer to the hotel, after freshen up, you will be free and can look around the lakeside city by yourself. You can visit the Phewa lake where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range reflected in all its glory in the calm green water of the lake and visit Bindavasini Temple which is only accessible by boat.

Enjoying the breakfast in every morning, your journey for Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill trek begins. A car drive for about 1 and half hour through 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 a full stone-paved trail to a large and prosperous town Birethanti (1000m). The trekking trail today 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 your lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley to reach Hille (1510m) and after a short walking, you will arrive Tikhedunga. We spend the overnight at guest house.

The trail crosses the Tikhedunga River on a suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdi Khola on a large bridge 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 up 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 doing a short climb 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.

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, 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 the Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6997m) make your breath and eyes caught. Watching the beautiful sunrise is a defining moment with lots of pleasure and tranquility.
After breakfast, our trek to Tadapani starts. A short early morning climb to the Deurali pass 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.

Very almighty rhododendron forests and beautiful terraces went passing through our trail to the Chhomrong village. Above the town is the mighty peak of Annapurna South with the Mt. Fishtail, facing it across the valley. Chhomrong is a beautiful village with lots of Lodges providing excellent facilities. Chhomrong is a gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary trek and inhabited by Gurung, one of the major ethnic groups of Nepal.

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 portion 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.

A trek of narrow Modi Khola valley 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 it is surrounded by mountains. A vast amphitheater enclosed by a solid wall of snow-capped peaks which include Annapurna I, Annapurna III, and the fishtail spire of Machhapuchhare.

The climb to Annapurna Base Camp takes under two hours. You descend a small ridge branching out from the mountain pass to 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 view 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 around to explore ABC.

Heading back down the valley is much more comfortable. We will have some fantastic glimpse of sunrise over Mt. Annapurna and surrounding ranges. Even if you do exploring in the morning, you will have no problem reaching Bamboo passing through Himalayan Hotel and Dovan. You trek gently ascend through bamboo forests with varieties of rhododendron and oak trees. Keep an eye out for troops of black-faced ‘Langur’ monkeys. At night you will find yourself in a guest house.

Retrace our steps back down to apple-pie country. The trail goes steeply up to the Kuldi Ghar, and now the trail is quite flat until you reach Sinuwa. You trek gradually descends to the Chhomrong Khola, and you have to follow stone staircase for almost an hour to reach Chhomrong. The trail continues through rhododendron and bamboo forest with majestic mountains scenery, especially Mt. Machhapuchhare. An hour walk will take you to Jhinu Danda. You enjoy the natural hot spring and explore the area around.

Today is our last walking day in the mountain, on our way to Nayapul the trip leads on downhill with stone steps through farm terraces passing another Nayapul (New Bridge) small settlement by the River Modi, walk leads further downhill to Syauli-Bazaar. From here following Modi River downstream to Birethanti and our trek end at Nayapul, drive back to Pokhara transfer to hotel.

You can take a flight or drive by tourist bus/Private car to Kathmandu. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. (Or stay longer for short tours such as drives at National parks, rafting, Tibet tours, mountain biking, etc.).
You can have greetings exchanging among friends and buy some souvenirs.

We will drop you to the International airport to catch your flight back to your home. Wish you best of luck for the rest of your life having very high experiences and adventures.

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Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with an expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • 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, and accidental insurance, clothing, and medicine.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals are chosen from the Menu   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • 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 Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre-meeting at our office)
  • Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul and trek finish point Phedi to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus. (if you want to take a  flight or want to travel by private vehicle is available, by adding extra cost)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T-shirt for Gents &  Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa upon arrival at the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot shower
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential – Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in Price Includes section.
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  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    15 days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2-16

  • Accomodation in Trip

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    Hotel, lodge or Tea houses

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    Maximum Altitude
    Annapurna Base Camp

  • Trip Difficulty

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    Moderate

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