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    Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill

    • Destination
      Nepal
    • Durations
      11 days
    • Trip Difficulty
      Moderate
    • Activities
      Adventure Trekking
    • Accommodation
      Tea House
    • Meals
      Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
    • Vehicle
      Private Transport
    • Max. People
      10

    Highlights

    • Poon Hill Sunrise: The trek starts with a hike to Poon Hill, which offers a breathtaking sunrise view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
    • Beautiful Landscapes: The trek passes through beautiful rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and charming villages, providing a glimpse into the rural life and culture of the region.
    • Traditional Gurung Villages: The trek takes you through traditional Gurung villages like Ghandruk and Chomrong, where you can experience the unique culture, hospitality, and traditional way of life of the locals.
    • Annapurna Base Camp: The trek takes you to the base camp of the majestic Annapurna mountain range, where you can enjoy spectacular mountain views and a sense of accomplishment.
    • Hot Springs: The trek includes a visit to the natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda, where you can relax and rejuvenate after a long day of hiking.
    • Diverse Flora and Fauna: The trek passes through diverse landscapes and habitats, providing a chance to spot various flora and fauna, including the elusive snow leopard.

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill 11 days

    Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill is an incredible venture into the wild nature encompassing two major spectacular viewpoints: Poonhill ( 3210 m) and Annapurna Base Camp ( 4130 m). These viewpoints offer us breathtaking Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri ranges. Wilderness lovers find this trekking in Nepal a lifetime adventure. At the same time, trekkers can have tremendous insights into Nepali country life, ethnic people, and their unique culture.

    Majestic views of Annapurna massif, alluring Machhapuchhre, giant Dhaulagiri, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu, Annapurna Conservation Area and diverse species of flora and fauna, mesmerizing waterfalls, picturesque settlements, stunning sunrise and sunset, friendly and hospitable local people and their unique way of life, organic food items and beautiful terraced fields and the major highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill.

    We begin our Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill from Kathmandu city. We take an early flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the prime attractions of this trek. This serene city with natural astonishment like freshwater lakes, holy caves and temples, natural waterfall, quiet Lakeside streets, cozy modern restaurants and hotels, and mountain views, including Annapurna and Machhapuchhre, fascinate every kind of tourist. From Pokhara city, we take 2 hours to drive to Nayapool and begin hiking.

    We ascend via beautiful country settlements, lush forests, and melodious natural waterfalls to Tikhedhunga. More than 3 thousand steps while ascending Ghorepani via Ulleri sometimes turns out to be challenging to beginners. However, the spectacular achievement while ascending Ghorepani via the lush forest and cascading waterfalls will be a magnificent experience.

    Now, Ghorepani offers us fabulous Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, and alluring Machhapuchhre. We rise early in the morning, hike up to Poonhill viewpoint, and celebrate the astonishing sunrise and mountain panorama. People will absolutely get stunned to capture the moments from Poonhill.

    From Poonhill, another section of the trip begins and we are heading to Annapurna Base Camp. We passé via numerous ethnic settlements, encounter friendly people, enjoy local organic dishes, and also experience diverse and endangered species of birds, vegetation, and wildlife in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

    We first ascend to Machhapuchhre Base Camp, passing via Bamboo, Deurali, and Chhomrong. Our further ascent takes us to the most awaited destination, Annapurna Base Camp. We celebrate our significant achievement with an incredible mountain panorama while arriving at Annapurna Base Camp. We spend a night here and trek back along the same trail to Jhino.

    Jhino is popular for natural hot springs. We dip our exhausted bodies into the lukewarm water and get refreshed. We then, trek to Nayapool and take a short drive to Pokhara to end our Annapurna Base Camp via Poonhill Trek.

    The best trekking season for Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill is Autumn ( Sep- Nov). However, Spring( Mar-May) is equally considered as the finest time of the year as Autumn. We do not recommend you make your Annapurna Base Camp via Poonhill Trek during Winter and Summer.

    We use very ordinary local teahouses for the accommodation and food. The rooms are neat. Bathrooms are outside and need to share with other people. Certain items of foods are mentioned on the menu, and you need to find food & cuisines of your choice.

    Eco Holidays Nepal has technically designed this trip itinerary to guarantee full safety and luxury throughout the trek.

    Similar trips you may like: Annapurna Circuit Trekking | Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek | Annapurna Base Camp Heli Trek

    • Day01

      Reach Kathmandu via various international airlines and transfer to hotel.

      Arrive Kathmandu, meet our representative, and transfer to the hotel. Attend a short pre-trip meeting regarding overall information about the trip with an introduction of guide and porter(s). Overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

    • Day02

      Fly to Pokhara (30 mins by air) flight early morning. Then trek to Thikhedhunga.

      We take an early morning flight to Pokhara after breakfast. You will be picked up from the hotel by your guide and transferred to the domestic terminal of the airport. We now board on a spectacular flight to Pokhara. If the weather favors us, we can witness a spectacular mountain panorama to the north. It is 30 minutes flight from Kathmandu.

      After we arrive at Pokhara airport, we take a drive to Nayapool on the same day and begin hiking via spectacular country topography. The lush forest, rhythmic waterfalls, terraced fields, traditional settlements  and an encounter with friendly local people will mesmerize us on this first day of the trek to Tikhedhunga from Nayapool. Tikhedhunga is the base camp of Ghorepani and Poonhill. Overnight at Tikhedhunga at a guesthouse.

    • Day03

      Trek to Ghorepani stay overnight.

      This is one of the toughest day of this trek. We begin early walk today because it gonna be a long day work for more than 10 hours all the way up till we get Ghorepani. The uphill of Ulleri has more than 3000 stone steps to cross. This, sometimes, makes us hopeless and we lose our confidence. But, the victory over it will be magnificent. After Ulleri, we get Banthanti and final section of ascent takes us to Upper Ghorepani. The arrival of Ghorepani marvel us offering incredible mountain panorama include Annapurna massif and giant Dhaulagiri. Overnight at guesthouse at Ghorepani.

    • Day04

      Early morning hike to Poon Hill then trek to Tadapani.

      Rise early in the morning prior to sunrise. It takes around 45 minutes to climb Poonhill. We need to climb stone steps to the top of Ponhill. We wait for the sunrise for a few minutes with our cameras ready to capture the right moments. The first fall of the sun rays hit the mountain summits and slowly become unbelievable. We spend around half an hour at the top and trek down to Ghorepani. We need to buy the entrance ( Rs. 100) for climbing Poonhill. At the top, we can enjoy hot tea and coffee well.

      We trek back to Ghorepani and have our breakfast. After breakfast, we head to Tadapani. For Tadapani,  we trek via lush rhododendron and cascading waterfalls through ups and downs. The bigger stone steps, sometimes, become challenging for today. We cross a bridge and a final section of uphill till Tadapani again makes us tired, overnight at the guesthouse and Tadapani.

    • Day05

      Trek to Chhomrong stay overnight.

      This is another day long walk from Tadapani to Chomrong. The trail is all the way down but tiring with bends around the hills. But, passing via beautiful settlements will be very impressive till we get Chhomrong. Overnight at guesthouse at Chhomrong.

    • Day06

      Trek to Dovan stay overnight.

      We still have to encounter with many ups and downs toady. During summer, we may get leeches. You need to put spray or something on the lower part of your body that avoids leeches on the trail. We still have to pass via beautiful country settlements and incredible water falls on the way. Overnight at guesthouse at Dovan.

    • Day07

      Trek to Machhapuchre Base Camp.

      We start our walk after breakfast. Today, we are very close to our final destination that is Annapurna Base Camp. The mountain vistas today tend to be more fascinating. From Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we celebrate stunning Fishtail ( Machhapuchhre) and Annapurna Massif. Overnight at guesthouse at Maachhapuchhre Base Camp.

    • Day08

      Annapurna Base Camp

      This is the most important day of this trek for we are getting victory over Annapurna Base Camp, the highest point of this trek. This venture to Annapurna Base Camp from Machhapuchhre offers us, probably, the most breathtaking views of entire Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and beautiful Machhapuchhre. Overnight at guesthouse at Annapurna Base Camp.

    • Day09

      Base Camp to Bamboo.

      Today, we begin to backtrack after our triumph over Annapurna Base Camp along the same trail. We pass via same country settlements and natural water falls in Annapurna Conservation Area and trek back to the place called Bamboo. Actually, Bamboo is the place with some many bamboo bushes. Overnight at guesthouse at Bamboo.

    • Day10

      Bamboo to Jhinu village.

      Today, we are trekking down to new place called Jhinu. This place is popular for natural hot springs. We enjoy natural lukewarm water at Jhinu village. The hot springs is 15 minutes walk from the village to the bank of the river. After hot springs, we come back to the guesthouse and stay overnight. Overnight at guesthouse at Jhinu.

    • Day11

      Jhinu to road head at Sibai and drive to Pokhara.

      This is the final day of this trek. After breakfast, we trek to the road head to Sibai. We still enjoy this trek and its attractions. Finally, from Sibai, we take drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

    Cost Details

    What's Included in Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill

    • Airport pickup by private vehicles.
    • Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Pokhara private vehicles.
    • One night’s tourist standard twin sharing Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
    • One night Tourist Standard Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
    • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
    • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations throughout the trek.
    • All necessary paper works Annapurna Conservation Area Project. Entry permit and Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) permit.
    • Kathamandu- Pokhara flight.
    • A  Government License holder and English speaking, friendly guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
    • Comprehensive medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service (paid by your Travel Insurance Company).
    • Use of sleeping bag, down Jacket and Duffel bag. (If you don’t have your own, need to return after trip completed).
    • Eco Holidays Nepal T-shirt and cap.
    • Government taxes and official expenses.
    • Annapurna base camp trek route map.
    • Oximeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily.
    • Assistant guide group size above 8 + person.

    What's Excluded in Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill

    • Meals whilst you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Lunch and Dinner).
    • Extra activities in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Porter if needed($180)
    • Your Personal Expenses.
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic cold and hot drinks on trek.
    • All desserts sweet things like chocolate, cake, pie, pudding.
    • Hot shower and battery charging on the tea houses.
    • Extra night hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

    Departure Dates & Price

    • Start DateApr 2nd 2023
      End DateApr 12th 2023
      USD 930Per person
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    • Start DateApr 6th 2023
      End DateApr 16th 2023
      USD 930Per person
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    • Start DateApr 10th 2023
      End DateApr 20th 2023
      USD 930Per person
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    • Start DateApr 14th 2023
      End DateApr 24th 2023
      USD 930Per person
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    • Start DateApr 17th 2023
      End DateApr 27th 2023
      USD 930Per person
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    • Start DateApr 21st 2023
      End DateMay 1st 2023
      USD 930Per person
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