Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill - 15 Days

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‘Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trek is an adventure starting around the green forest to an arctic zone of ice and glaciers’

Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill

Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trek is a wonderful trek that offers you to experience the spectacluar views from Poonhill and the famous Annapurna base camp trek. The combination ensures a complete trekking experience as the trek unfolds as you trek from lower paddy fields, green hills, rhododendron forests to snowy trails that leads to Annapurna base camp. With easy to moderate difficulty, ABC Trek via Poon Hill is a perfect fit for most people including beginners.

ABC Trek combined with Poon Hill is one of the easy yet fulfilling adventures in the Annapurna region. The trekking route is mostly surrounded by dramatic landscapes and offers you with daily snow capped mountain views. The trek lets you explore the impressive culture and traditions of Poon, Magar and Gurung people.

Trip Highlights

  • Trek through diverse and unique landscapes of hills and mountains.
  • Witness amazing views of mountains from Poonhill during sunrise.
  • Experience Annapurna base camp and its 360 degree panoramic views.
  • Cultural insights of villages of native tribes of Annapurna region.
  • Annapurna Sanctuary and its flora-fauna.
  • Relax at natural hot springs at Jhinu village.
  • Explore Pokhara town filled with cultural and natural diversity.

Trek Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill at first takes you from the warm and beautiful city of Pokhara valley to reach cooler hills walking past farm villages and into serene cool alpine woodland to reach Ghorepani village, where early morning hike takes you amazing viewpoint hill of Poon Hill.

From Poon Hill, you will be able to witness breathtaking panorama sunrise views that reflect on a range of Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna to Manaslu mountains, and then next adventure leads beyond farm villages and human settlement to reach Annapurna Sanctuary and at the base camp.

Annapurna base camp, at the height of 4,130m, is the highest spot of the journey where you will be encircled by an array of mountains, certainly one of the most beautiful views and impressive places on the earth.

After an enjoyable and magnificent time at Annapurna base camp and Annapurna sanctuary. The walk heads back into farm villages within lower areas and then taking a short drive to beautiful Pokhara valley by its serene Phewa Lake to complete our most wonderful adventure and great experience on ABC trek via poon hill.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek Via Poon Hill Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,340m) and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: At Kathmandu with options for sightseeing tour and trek preparations.
Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara (860m) – 6 hrs drive or 30 mins flight.
Day 04: Drive to Bhirethati or Nayapul walk to Tirkhedhunga (1,440m) – 5/6 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,856m) via Ulleri village – 6/7 hrs walk.
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) and trek to Tadapani (2,635m) – 5/6 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Chomrong (2,170m) – 5/6 hrs.
Day 08:  Trek to Dovan (2,630m) – 5/6 hrs.
Day 09:  Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp (3,700m) – 6/7 hrs.
Day 10:  Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at 4,130 m – 3/4 hrs.
Day 11:  Trek from Base Camp to Bamboo (2,345m) – 6/7 hrs
Day 12: Trek to Jhinu village (1,780m) – 6/7 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to the road and drive to Pokhara – 5/6 hrs.
Day 14: Fly or drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 15: International departure for homeward bound.

This Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill itinerary is our standard itinerary. However, you can inquire us and  customize your itinerary as per your needs. If this itinerary does not meet your needs, we also have numerous other Annapurna Region Trekking Packages that may be a better fit for your needs.

At Heaven Nepal Adventure, we provide the finest services to our clients from standard lodging to dining. Also, we have a great team of experienced guides and porters. Similarly, we operate numerous trips across Nepal that reflect the beauty of the country.

Day 1
On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to hotel.

Landing at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, where our guide or staff receives you for short drive to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet-lag, and then rendezvous with other group member of Poon Hill and Annapurna base camp trekking, where our guide / leader will brief you with information regarding the treks, about hotels and lodge with Nepalese culture, do’s and don’ts.Evening enjoy grand welcome dinner in typical Nepalese restaurants with various native cultures as entertainment.

Day 2
At Kathmandu options for tour with time for trek preparations.

At Kathmandu as free day where one can join in our interesting sightseeing tour as options, as the capital Kathmandu of Nepal steeped with historical and religious monuments of world heritage sites. Afternoon at leisure and preparation for Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp trekking, starting next early morning with overland or flight to beautiful Pokhara.

Day 3
Drive to Fly to Pokhara 860 m - 06 hrs ride and 30 mins via air.

As per group size taking coach or in tourist standard bus for interesting overland journey to reach Nepal Mid-West at Pokhara, where drive leads to much warmer farm areas past many town and villages facing views of snow capped peaks, and then reach scenic Pokhara and check into a nice hotel close to calm Phewa Lake. (Flying options of 30 mins panoramic flight to land at Pokhara from Kathmandu).

Day 4
Drive to Bhirethati /Nayapul walk to Tirkhedhunga 1,440 m - 05 hrs.

After a pleasant overnight stop in Pokhara with views of Annapurna Himalaya mountains and Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail peak’, after breakfast drive beyond Pokhara to commence our first day walks. Journey leads with views of Annapurna heading past farm villages and towns and then reaching at the bank of Modi River where walk leads to Bhirethati, one of the most impressive village around Annapurna area. From here walk starts on old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade route heading past farm villages and with slow climb to reach at Tirkhedhunga for overnight stop within beautiful waterfalls close to your lodge.

Day 5
Trek to Ghorepani 2,856 m via Ulleri village - 06 hrs.

Starting morning walk with steep climb on stone paved steps to reach large Ulleri village with views of Annapurna peaks, Ulleri an interesting farm village of mixed tribes Gurung and Magar, from here on slow winding gradual walks into cool serene woodland to reach our destination at Ghorepani, a scenic village with blue painted houses serving as lodge and guest houses, situated within green rhododendron forest as well on Old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route.

Day 6
Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m and walk to Tadapani 2,635 m - 05 hrs.

Morning at the crack of dawn where hour climb takes you at scenic Poon Hill Located above 3,210 m, enjoy glorious sunrise views over chain of Himalayan mountains includes Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu range with majestic Machhapuchare Himal. After a stunning panorama of mountains and catching sunrise views, descend back to lodge at Ghorepani for breakfast, and then continue walk with a climb into cool rhododendron woodland facing marvelous mountain views to reach at lonely and isolated spot at Tadapani with many good lodges to stay with grand views of Annapurna peaks.

Day 7
Trek to Chomrong 2,170 m - 06 hrs.

Enjoying morning views from Tadapani, a pleasant walk leads down-hill within dense cool forest to reach near Kimrong river valley, where climb starts to reach farm areas, and then on gradual winding path paved towards Chomrong village for overnight stop. Chomrong one of the largest village of Gurung village and last permanent human settlement and village on route Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary.

Day 8
Trek to Dovan 2,630 m - 06 hrs.

From Chomrong downhill to cross a bridge over Chomrong river then climb uphill to Sinuwa danda (ridge) a place with few lodges and shops, from here route leads into deep forested areas on winding ups and then descend into dense woodland with bamboo grooves to a place called also as Bamboo. A small settlement to cater needs of trekkers with many good lodges located in a river gorge surrounded by forest of rhododendron-pines and bamboo. After Bamboo walk leads into green forest with climb to reach at Dovan for overnight stop a isolated place with few lodges for travelers to stay.

Day 9
Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,700 m - 06 hrs.

Slowly adventure heads closer to our main highlight as walk continues with winding ups into forest past a lonely place Himalaya Hotel, located next to a large overhanging Hinko Cave, beneath Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks.

From Himalaya Hotel downhill towards Modi River then with short climb to reach at Deurali where tree lines drops for short alpine bushes, walk leads uphill following Modi river right up to overnight stop at Machhapuchare base camp. Located beneath North Face of Mt. Machhapuchare or ‘Fish Tail’ the unlimbered virgin peaks of Himalaya and well respected mountains.

Day 10
Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) at 4,130 m - 03 hrs.

A short day walk to reach at Annapurna base camp from Machhapuchare where Annapurna Sanctuary starts heading towards base camp, walk begins with short ups to reach almost level ground within a huge field and a plateau on reaching scenic sanctuary, enclosed with range of peaks soon walk leads to a welcome sign-post on reaching at Annapurna Base Camp above 4,130 m high.

Annapurna Base Camp situated beneath towering Mt. Annapurna and range of other peaks of Vara-Shikar, Gangapurna with Annapurna South. Annapurna Base Camp, the only base camp in whole Himalaya region where travelers can find the comfort of nice and cozy lodge with rooms facing views of Annapurna peaks.

Day 11
Trek from Base Camp to Bamboo 2,345 m - 06 hrs.

Enjoying marvelous times at Annapurna base camp morning leads to long day walk of near six hours with downhill and short ups to reach at Bamboo and back into tree lines within lush green vegetation, staying overnight in one of its simple and good lodge.

Day 12
Trek to Jhinu village 1,780m with Hot Spring - 06 hrs.

Return journey back to Chomrong with ups and downhill trail, from Chomrong hill top, route diverts to another fresh new trail to reach at nice hill village at Jhinu located on a ridge with grand scenery of rolling hills and mountains. Jhinu provides refreshing natural hot-spring for interested people which is a mere distance downhill of half hour to the hot spring with two nice warm pools close to raging Modi-River.

Day 13
Trek to road head and drive to Pokhara-05 hrs.

Our last day of trekking, where morning leads to a nice pleasant walks downhill and then across a bridge within farm fields to reach at the end of our trek, where interesting drive takes you at scenic and beautiful Pokhara for overnight stop by the famous and beautiful Lake Phewa.

Day 14
Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.

Morning from Pokhara an exciting overland journey back to Kathmandu on route observe Nepalese country life as drive leads past farm villages and towns and to reach Kathmandu around afternoon time, rest of the day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 15
International departure for homeward bound.

After a wonderful time in Nepal with amazing time on high mountains enjoying grand views walks on Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp Trek, with last day in Himalaya, our staff transfers you to the airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.

Service Included

  • All overland transportation in Kathmandu by private vehicle (Including airport pick and drop).
  • 03 Nights' accommodation twin sharing in Kathmandu at 3* hotel with BB plan.
  • Welcome dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant- Traditional Dance & Music & Farewell Dinner at one of the finest restaurant in down town.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Permits & TIMs card
  • From Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by tourist bus or option for the private vehicle.
  • 2 Nights twin share 3-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and return from Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle (Trekking Starting and Ending Point)
  • 09 night/10 days of Annapurna Base Camp Trekking on full board of meals (B, L, D, tea /coffee in cups only), seasonal fruits etc.
  • Annapurna Panorama Trekking accommodation in comfortable Mt. Lodges & Guest Houses on twin share- (Nights in Ghorepani & Ghandruk will be in an attached bathroom/hot shower)
  • One Heaven Nepal Adventure guide/Leader (Gov. Licensed, first aid, altitude trained/experienced and eco trained), assistance leader/s in a group, their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • One trek porter to carry trek luggage’s for every two trekkers in a group, all payment, trekking equipment and insurance
  • Sleeping Bags and Down Jacket for Trek use (Need to return after trek), Trek Duffle Bag and T-shirt, Trekking Maps & Adventure Certificate
  • Group Medicine kit Box, with Diamox- AMS Medicine
  • All Government and local taxes as applicable
  • Final international departure homeward bound.

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa, International flights in/out of Nepal.
  • Lunch & evening meals in Kathmandu & into Pokhara as well.
  • Service of beverages such as mineral water, Coca-Cola, Fanta, sprite, Beer etc., cost of battery charge, Wi-Fi laundry etc. on the trek.
  • Travel insurance (Must include Helicopter evacuation, Medical Expenses. and trip cancellation).
  • You're any personal trekking gears.
  • Any personal expenses & Tips (as a appreciation).
  • Any extending trips.

If you want to know more about the travelling to Nepal and more about the country, visit Nepal Travel Info.  Find out more about Booking this ABC Trek via Poon Hill.

Checklist for all season:

  • Travel document: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, and a passport-sized photo.
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Reading/Writing materials
    Binoculars
  • Travel games, like chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • First-aid kit (containing lip balm, aspirin/ paracetamol, Band-Aid, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenge, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or
  • Ciprofloxacin, antibiotic  for
  • Giardia, Diamox and any extra
  • prescription drugs you are currently taking)
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruit, candies, and snack foods
    Money-Cash
  • Swiss Army Knife
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Lightweight towel
  • Swimsuit
  • Toiletries (quick-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clipper, face, and body
  • moisturizer, feminine, hygiene
  • products, small mirror
  • Day pack (with waist straps)
  • Alarm clock and
  • torch/flashlight/headlamp
  • Lighter
  • Insect repellent
  • Earplugs and eye mask
  • Small padlock
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sun hat Sunglasses, Scarf
  • Bag Liner
  • Sewing kit
  • Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Running shoes or sandals
  • Comfortable walking shoes
    Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Underwear and shorts
  • T-Shirt 2 Or 3
  • Long sleep shirt
  • (Special Checklist for summer)
  • Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)
  • Special Checklist for winter and High Altitude:
  •  34. Layered clothing /Thermals and extra warm clothing during winter (December-March)
  •  1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket
  • Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Fleece Or wool trousers/pants
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens
  • wool or fleece with a waterproof shell outer
  • A four-season sleeping bag/sleep
  • sheet Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Gaiter (optional)
  •  Special Checklist for summer
  •  Lightweight wool
  • jumper/sweater/fleece
  • Umbrella/waterproof jacket and
  • trousers (May—September)
  • Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
  • Water bottle

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Trip Facts

  • Flight/ Tourist Bus/ Private Car
  • Modarate to Adventure
  • 4130m.
  • 2+
  • Sep-Oct, Mar-May
  • 14 Nights and 15 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
  • On Hotel and lodges on walks

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