Annapurna Base camp Trek with Poonhill

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Poon Hill is a popular and rewarding trekking route in Nepal. The trek offers stunning mountain views, diverse landscapes, and a chance to experience the culture of the local people.

The trek begins in the city of Pokhara, where you will take a short drive to Nayapul and start your trek to Tikhedhunga. From there, you will continue on to Ghorepani, where you will climb Poon Hill (3,210m) to watch the sunrise over the Himalayan mountains.

After enjoying the breathtaking views from Poon Hill, the trek continues to Tadapani, Chhomrong, and finally to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). The trek takes you through beautiful rhododendron forests, terraced farmland, and traditional Gurung and Magar villages.

Along the way, you will have the opportunity to experience the local culture and traditions of the people who live in the Annapurna region. You can try local cuisine, visit local temples and monasteries, and interact with friendly locals.

The trek is considered a moderate-level trek and requires a good level of fitness and stamina. However, with proper preparation and guidance, anyone with a passion for adventure and trekking can complete this trek.

the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Poon Hill is a must-do for anyone who wants to experience the beauty of the Himalayan mountains and the rich culture of the Nepalese people.

Price

Full board Package $1,179 / Per Person
Service Base Package $859  / Per Person

Outline Itinerary

Day 1:  Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2:  Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m)
Day 3:  Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1,070m) and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m)
Day 4:  Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,840m)
Day 5:  Hike to Poon Hill (3,210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2,610m)
Day 6:  Trek from Tadapani to Chhomrong (2,170m)
Day 7:  Trek from Chhomrong to Dovan (2,630m)
Day 8:  Trek from Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m)
Day 9:  Trek from Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m)
Day 10:  Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2,310m)
Day 11:  Trek from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,780m)
Day 12:  Trek from Jhinu Danda to Nayapul and Drive back to Pokhara
Day 13:  Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 14:  Departure from Kathmandu

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Usefull Information

Inclusions:

  • Accommodation (tea house or camping)
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Local transportation (airport transfer, trekking transportation)
  • Trekking guide and porter services
  • Necessary permits and fees

 

Exclusions:

  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses (alcohol, snacks, souvenirs, etc.)
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Emergency evacuation expenses
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the inclusions list.

Usefull Information

  1. Clothing:
  • Lightweight, quick-drying trekking pants
  • Long-sleeved shirts (synthetic material is preferable)
  • T-shirts (synthetic material is preferable)
  • Fleece jacket or down jacket for colder temperatures
  • Waterproof and breathable outer shell jacket
  • Waterproof and breathable trekking pants or rain pants
  • Thermal base layers (tops and bottoms) for colder temperatures
  • Underwear and socks (moisture-wicking and quick-drying material)
  • Sun hat and beanie/hat for cold weather
  • Lightweight gloves and thermal gloves for higher altitudes
  1. Footwear:
  • Sturdy trekking boots with ankle support and a good grip
  • Lightweight trekking shoes or sandals for campsite or lower elevation walks
  • Moisture-wicking and cushioned hiking socks
  1. Trekking Gear:
  • Backpack (30-40 liters) with a rain cover
  • Sleeping bag suitable for colder temperatures (depending on the trek)
  • Trekking poles for better stability and balance
  • Headlamp or flashlight with spare batteries
  • Sunglasses with UV protection and a strap to secure them
  • Water bottle or hydration bladder (at least 2 liters capacity)
  • Water purification tablets or water filter
  • Lightweight and quick-drying towel
  • Personal toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)
  1. Protection from the Elements:
  • Sunscreen with a high SPF rating
  • Lip balm with SPF protection
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat or buff to protect your face and neck from the sun
  • Lightweight and compact umbrella (optional)
  1. First Aid Kit:
  • Basic first aid supplies (band-aids, adhesive tape, antiseptic wipes, etc.)
  • Prescription medications (if necessary)
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness, consult your doctor before taking it)
  • Painkillers, such as ibuprofen or paracetamol
  • Blister treatment (moleskin or blister plasters)
  • Anti-diarrheal medication
  • Oral rehydration salts
  1. Miscellaneous:
  • Trekking map and guidebook
  • Portable charger or power bank for electronic devices
  • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories
  • Lightweight and quick-drying travel towel
  • Trekking permits and necessary documents

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FAQs

  • What is the best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Poon Hill?

    The best time to do the trek is during the autumn season (September to November) and spring season (March to May), as the weather is clear and the views of the mountains are spectacular. However, the trek can also be done during the winter and summer seasons, although the weather can be more challenging.

  • How difficult is the trek?

    The trek is considered moderate to strenuous, as it involves several steep ascents and descents. However, with proper preparation and a good level of fitness, most people can complete the trek.

  • Do I need a trekking permit for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Poon Hill?

    Yes, you will need a trekking permit and a TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card to do the trek. These can be obtained through a registered trekking agency or through the Nepal Tourism Board.

  • What kind of accommodation can I expect during the trek?

    Accommodation during the trek will be in teahouses, which are basic but comfortable lodges along the trekking route. You can expect a private or shared room with a bed, a blanket, and a pillow. Most teahouses also have shared bathrooms with hot water showers.

  • What kind of food can I expect during the trek?

    Meals during the trek will be provided in the teahouses and will consist of a variety of local and international dishes. You can expect to have rice, dal (lentil soup), vegetables, noodles, and meat (chicken, yak, or buffalo) dishes. Most teahouses also offer Western-style breakfasts, such as eggs, toast, and pancakes.

  • Is it safe to do the trek?

    Yes, the trek is generally safe, as long as you follow proper safety precautions and trek with a licensed guide. It is important to stay hydrated, avoid alcohol, and be aware of the symptoms of altitude sickness. You should also have travel insurance that covers trekking and high-altitude rescue.

  • What should I pack for the trek?

    You should pack appropriate clothing, gear, and equipment, including hiking boots, warm layers, a sleeping bag, and a backpack. You should also bring a first-aid kit, a water bottle, a headlamp, and any personal medications you may need. It is important to pack light and only bring essential items.

    Trip Fact

  • Best Seasons September to November , March to May)
  • Group Size 2+
  • Duration 14 Days
  • Trek Difficulty Moderate

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