Annapurna Base Camp with Poon Hill Trek 10 Days

Annapurna Base Camp with Poon Hill Trek 10 Days
Price inclusive $ 850
10 days

Annapurna Base Camp with Poon Hill Trek 10 Days allows travelers to experience the best scenic areas of the massive Annapurna Himalaya Mountain range, visiting Ghorepani Poon Hill for stunning sunrise views over a chain of snow peaks. Where adventure continues towards a beautiful sanctuary in the heart of Mt. Annapurna, at base camp the highest point of the trek surrounded by massive snow-peaks of the Annapurna Himalaya range.

Besides, constant views of the wonderful scenery of Snow Mountains and rolling green hills, the walk takes you to explore lovely traditional hill villages adorned with the age-old heritage of farm life and colorful culture. Furthermore, the trek takes you into lovely woodland lined with tall rhododendron, magnolia, firs, oaks, and pines trees, in spring the whole hills will ablaze with wild-flowers in seasonal bloom.

The forest around the Ghorepani Poon Hill area, regarded as the world’s largest natural rhododendron garden which you can witness in March to May, truly a paradise for trekkers seeking perfect wilderness and solitude. Annapurna base camp with Poon Hill Trek 10 Days begins from lovely Pokhara city a renowned tourist destination for both domestic and international travelers.

From Pokhara short drive to reach further North West to start an exciting adventure Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill Trek begins with a climb to high Hills where you can feel cool mountain air, after starting the walk from low warm semi-tropical farm areas.

After a steep uphill walk reaching nice Ulleri and Bhanthati hill farm villages with views of Annapurna and magnificent Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail peak. Walk on a gradual trail within a cool shade of a coniferous and deciduous forest of rhododendron and pine trees to reach at scenic Ghorepani village, located on a high ridge, on an ancient Trans Himalaya Salt Trade route of Nepal and Tibet that extends beyond Upper Mustang and Kaligandaki valley.

Ghorepani village populated by the Poon Magar tribe of Western Nepal, where all houses painted blue amidst forest surrounding and at the base of high Poon Hill, where next morning an hour hike takes you on the top scenic spot at Poon Hill. At Poon Hill enjoy a fantastic 360-degree wide-angle panorama of the Himalaya mountain range, includes the world’s three highest peaks Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna range with a stunning view of sunrise.

On reaching our first part of the adventure at Ghorepani Poon Hill, enjoying glorious views of beautiful landscapes and snow mountain range, the trek continues towards Annapurna Base Camp our next final destinations.  Trek leads to a steep climb within a dense forest with views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks with downhill and shorts up to Tadapani, a small settlement with some nice lodge for travelers. A long descend to reach a river and pretty green Kimrong valley, from here walk to Chomrong village, the last and main permanent settlement on route Annapurna Base Camp.

Chomrong a large Gurung village, the main ethnic hill tribes of Annapurna and Lamjung Himal range, and from here onwards to Annapurna base camp and picturesque sanctuary. From Chomrong enter the Modi River gorge within a dense mixed forest with some bamboo grooves, as walk follows the river upstream to its glacial source at Annapurna base camp. Enjoy a mind-blowing panorama of snow-capped peaks that encircles Annapurna base camp, the highest spot of the adventure at 4,130 m high an arctic zone landscapes within remorseless fields of ice and glaciers.

After a great marvelous time and experience at Annapurna base camp and sanctuary, return trek on the same downhill trail to Chomrong village and then on a new alternative route to reach on the road-head for a drive back to Pokhara. Pokhara, a perfect and beautiful place to complete our wonderful adventure on the high hills of Nepal Mid-Himalaya, with great marvelous experience on Annapurna Base Camp with Poon Hill 10 Days treks.

Highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

Glorious sunrise views over 360 degrees wide Himalaya peaks from Poon Hill
Enchanting woodland lined with tall rhododendron, magnolia, and pine trees.

From sub-tropical to cooler hills extending towards an arctic zone of ice and glaciers
Grand panorama of world 3 highest Mt. Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna
Lovely villages of Poon / Magar and Gurung indigenous hill tribes of Annapurna
Adventure in the heart of massive Annapurna Himalaya within scenic sanctuary”

Trek Profile:

Trekking Mode:      Hotel in Pokhara and local tea-house, lodge on treks.

Trekking Grade:      Moderate to Adventurous walks.

Highest altitude:     At Annapurna base camp 4, 130 m / 13, 549 feet high.

Trekking Region:    Nepal Far North Mid-West around Annapurna Himalaya.

Trek duration:         09 Nights / 10 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara with drives)

Outline Itinerary: 

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to the starting point of the trek at Bhirethati and walk to Tirkhedhunga 1,460 m- 05 hrs.

Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m-06 hrs.

Day 03: Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 and trek to Tadapani 2,630 m- 05 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Chomrong village 2,170 m -06 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Dovan 2,630 m via Bamboo – 06 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3, 800 m – 06 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m – 03 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Bamboo 2,345 m – 06 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Jhinu Village 1,780 m – 06 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to the road head and drive to Pokhara 860 m -03 hrs.

 

Best Season for Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill 10 days Trek: 

Annapurna base camp and Poon Hill 10 days trek for nearly all months of the year, however, the best time is during the spring season from March to May and autumn/fall to pre-winter months from September to early December.

Springtime with fine clear weather most of the days, cool morning and night time with wildflowers in the season like rhododendron the national flower of Nepal.Can be a cloudy afternoon with some rain and snowfall sometime around high altitude.

Next best months from September to early December during autumn and pre-winter seasons, where days are clear and fine for pleasant walks as well for a scenic panorama of white snow peaks. However, very cold morning and night time with chances of snow-fall sometimes, but with the clear bright starry night sky.

Details Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to the starting point of the trek at Bhirethati
and walk to Tirkhedhunga 1,460 m- 05 hrs.

Start Annapurna base camp and Poon Hill 10 days trek from beautiful Pokhara a renowned tourist destination of Nepal, and probably in the whole Himalaya region. A city full of scenic beauty located on the laps of Annapurna Himalaya and serene Phewa and Begnas Lakes, drive takes you beyond Pokhara valley to rural farm villages to reach on the foothills.

On reaching the starting point of the trek, where the adventure begins with a climb of few hours to reach at Tirkhedhunga, a farm village with beautiful waterfalls located on the bottom of Ulleri hill.

Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m-06 hrs.  

The morning starts with a steep long climb on stone steps to reach at large Ulleri village, and then on a nice gradual winding path with dense rhododendron and pine forest to reach at Ghorepani, a lovely village amid lovely coniferous forest located on the base of Poon Hill.

Day 03: Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 and trek to Tadapani 2,630 m - 05 hrs.       

Early morning before dawn hike for an hour to Poon Hill to catch stunning sunrise views over the Himalayan range of peaks from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna as far towards Manaslu with majestic Machhapuchare the fish-tail peak.

Enjoying a glorious morning with fantastic views, the trek continues from Ghorepani with ups and downhill within dense rhododendron forest to reach a small settlement of Tadapani for overnight halt.

Day 04: Trek to Chomrong village 2,170 m -06 hrs. 

 From Tadapani morning an easy downhill walks through a forest of rhododendron, pines, and oak tree lines to reach by the river, which flows from the glacier of Annapurna South peak.

Cross a bridge with an hour climb above Kimrong River valley, and then on a nice gradual trail to reach at Chomrong, a large Gurung village festooned with Buddhist prayer flags on each house. Chomrong the gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp, as well the last permanent village on Annapurna base camp, enjoy overnight stop in a nice lodge with time to browse around the village. 

Day 05: Trek to Dovan 2,630 m via Bamboo - 06 hrs.

After a pleasant overnight halt in Chomrong, morning short down to a river and then climb to reach at a hilltop of Sinuwa danda. From here walk on a gradual path within a forest of tall rhododendron, pines, and oaks trees, then descend to reach Modi River gorge at Bamboo a small nice settlement with several simple lodges amidst thick bamboo grooves.

After a short rest at Bamboo continue to walk uphill into the forest to reach at Dovan, located in a gorge above Modi River, with few nice simple lodge for overnight halt.

Day 06:Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3, 800 m - 06 hrs.

From Dovan morning walk with short down and ups into thick tree lines as you reach a small place called Himalaya Hotel, near to huge Hinko Cave and then reach Deurali, where tree lines drop for smaller bush and shrubs.

After the possible lunch stop, continue to walk as the route leads further with steep up to Machhapuchare Base Camp, in short MBC located just beneath the towering North West Face of Machhapuchare Himal. The famous Fish-Tail, a mountain with twin summit tops appears a shape of a fishtail, a lovely spot 4-5 good simple lodge for an overnight stop. Which is also the start of scenic Annapurna Sanctuary.

Enjoy overnight stop in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge facing views of Fish Tail and Annapurna-I towards west direction.

Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 03 hrs. 
Morning short walk of few hours to reach Annapurna base camp our final goal and highlights of the adventure. As climb starts taking less than an hour to enter Annapurna Sanctuary. Located on a plateau surrounded by series of snow peaks on both sides of the trail and then end the walk of the day on reaching at Annapurna base camp.

The highest point of the trek and a picturesque place within remorseless fields of ice and glaciers enclosed within a towering mountain range with Annapurna-I that rises above the base camp.Afternoon at leisure for a short hike, or just relax and enjoy the breathtaking panorama of Annapurna range of massive peaks that surrounds you at base camp.

Day 08:Trek to Bamboo 2,345 m - 06 hrs. 

Enjoy breakfast with the backdrop of massive Annapurna Himalayan peaks, return journey on the same interesting route to reach at Deurali, on leaving the sanctuary as the walk enters back into dense green vegetation and tall tree lines entering into a gorge and following Modi River downstream to Bamboo for an overnight stop.   

Day 09:Trek to Jhinu Village 1,780 m - 06 hrs.

Morning from bamboo with a short climb and then on a gradual winding path to Sinuwa Danda, and then down to Chomrong river as climb leads on stone steps to reach Chomrong.

At Chomrong for a lunch stop, and continue to walk down to a nice small village at Jhinu for an overnight stop, a place with natural hot spring pools by the Modi River where you can refresh yourself. 

Day 10: Trek to the road head and drive to Pokhara 860 m -03 hrs.

Last day trek of the adventure a short walk down to reach on a road head for an exciting drive back to scenic Pokhara city, on reaching Pokhara by the Phewa Lakeside, where most good hotels located. Enjoy the afternoon in Pokhara after checking in a nice hotel, facing grand views of Annapurna and Manaslu Himalaya range with majestic Machhapuchare Himal.

Cost Details

  • Airport Pick up drop (Airport /Hotel/Airport) by private car.
  • Two night’s standard selected Hotel in Katmandu with Breakfast
  • Two night’s standard hotel in Pokhara with Breakfast
  • Meals During Trek:(Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Three times cup a tea.
  • Trekking permit: ‘Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS)  and ACAP Permit.
  • All necessary paper works.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Nayapul to Siwai by private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara / Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.
  • Good accommodation on the trek.
  • Fresh fruit during the trek
  • NHL'S Dawn jacket, sleeping bag & duffle bag.
  • An experienced, expert, helpful and friendly Guide. Porters: Experience Trekking Porters(1 porter for 2 clients). And Their well-paid Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter
  • Adventure Certificate: NHT provides Adventure Certificate.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Medical kit bag.
  • Farewell dinner.

Cost does not include on:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Katmandu).
  • Your Travel and rescue insurance.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • All the Food in Kathmandu. Also in the case of early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the expenses in mountain over than scheduled itinerary (due to strike, delay or canceled flight)
  • Extra night Hotel in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure than scheduled Itinerary.
  • All the Bar bills and personal expenses (phone call, laundry service, battery recharge, a bottle of water, hot water, shower.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.

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