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Annapurna Basecamp Trek Via Poonhill

Annapurna Basecamp Trek via Poonhill
  • Max Altitute:4130Mtr
  • Difficulty:Normal
  • Duration:14 Days

Annapurna Basecamp Trek Via Poonhill

Trip Overview

Annapurna Basecamp Trek via Poonhill is one of the most famous trekking adventures in Nepal and probably one of the short-duration treks that will lead you to the height of 4130m. The Annapurna Base Camp lies within the Annapurna conservation region so there will be many more for you to explore during trekking. In addition to this, Poonhill offers a 360-degree view of Himalayan. Also, this route is quite gentler and is best for beginners. Moreover, half of the total number of people who visit Nepal also like to visit the beautiful Annapurna Base camp. But trekking to base camp from the Poonhill route through Gurung (the great Gurkha warriors) villages makes the journey even more mesmerizing.

Poonhill is the hill station on the border of Myagdi District and Kaski District in Gandaki Province of Nepal. It lies at the perfect hilltop from where we can enjoy the 360-degree view of the magnificent white mountains of the Himalayas. Furthermore, this point is also popular for sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. In fact, the best part of the place is that we can witness the unique culture of the Gurung and Magar communities living in the village near Poonhill.

Related: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Contact  us at:

Kathmandu Office014514568,9851237317 (Whatsapp)
Pokhara Office014514568,9801177317 (Whatsapp)
Mail us athikeontrek@gmail.com
Location of Kathmandu officeBhagawanbahal, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Location of Pokhara OfficeStreet No. Four Pokhara Lakeside

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poonhill:

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill is a breathtaking journey through the majestic Himalayas, offering a unique blend of cultural experiences and awe-inspiring natural beauty. The trek starts from Nayapul, and then the trail goes through charming villages inhabited by the Gurung and Magar communities. This provides a glimpse into their rich cultures and traditions. The trek then ascends to Poon Hill, a vantage point renowned for its panoramic sunrise views. As the journey continues, trekkers have to trek through lush rhododendron forests and terraced fields. But the picturesque landscapes make the journey more memorable. And then eventually they will be the iconic Annapurna Sanctuary.

Annapurna Base Camp is a mesmerizing destination that allows adventurers to immerse themselves in the grandeur of the Himalayas surrounded by towering peaks. Trekkers will also get the chance to see the mountains in the Annapurna region which are like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhare (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6983m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Tukuche Peak (6920m). Accordingly, if it’s spring then the perfect blooming of rhododendrons makes the trekking path spectacular.

Annapurna Basecamp via Poonhill Trek Itinerary:

DayActivity
01Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
02Drive to Pokhara (900m): 6-8 hours by Bus/ 30 minutes Flight
03Trek to Tikhedhunga (1445m): 5-6 Hours
04Trek to Ghorepani (2775m): 6-7 Hours
05Trek to Tadapani (2630m): 6-7 Hours
06Trek to Chhomrong (2170m): 5-6 Hours
07Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2873m): 6-8 Hours
08Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m): 7-8 Hours
09Trek to Bamboo (2310m): 6-7 Hours
10Trek to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5-6 Hours
11Trek to Nayapul (1010m) and drive back to Pokhara (900m): 5-6 Hours and sightseeing in Pokhara.
12Back to Kathmandu from Pokhara: 6-8 hours by Bus/ 30 30-minute Flight

You can also ask our team for a customized Itinerary if you have a big team of trekkers.

Annapurna Basecamp Trek via Poonhill Cost:

Hikeontreks provides the best trekking package at a very affordable price. We also provide different festival offers like Dashain-Tihar offers, Eid offers, and different vacation offers. So feel free to ask if we have any offers going on. We have different customized offers like if you want only service or full trek service from our agency. With our decade-long experience, we want to provide you with quality service in travel and tourism.

 Cost for Annapurna Basecamp Trek via Poonhill

No of PeopleCost for Person(USD)
1 paxNegotiable
above 2 personNegotiable
If you are looking for only a service then we provide it for only *** USD. Services include a potter guide, all local transport by bus, all government permits, and insurance for Nepali.

Note:  According to Trekking Terms and Conditions, if the client cancels the booking of the trek then the refund policy is as given:

• After booking The Trek if an Individual Gets un-well and Cancels his/her trip Before 1 Day of the Scheduled Date, the Company will Charge 60% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund.
• After booking The Trek if an Individual Cancels his/her trip Before Arriving here in Nepal Due to any reason, the Company will Charge 20% of the Trip amount as a Cancellation fund. (Note: if an individual Postpones the trip No Cancellation change will be taken)
• After the trip is started and if an individual cancels the trip in between Due to any region (Medical, Personal, etc.) no refund will be offered. The company will charge for the full Trip.

Trek with Sherpa Guide:

The journey to the base camp is not that easy. Thus many uninvited difficulties may occur anytime so we need some experienced guide with us. Hikeontreks has been providing trekking services for a long time. Thus, we have a highly experienced Sherpa Guide to guide you during your trekking or mountaineering journey. They have been in this field for more than 20 years. Mr. Yakpu Sherpa is one of our experienced guides who is a registered guide by the Nepal Mountaineering Association.

  We also provide special Trekking and Tour Guides. They are listed below:

  • Specific Language Guide for City Tour (70 $) Per Day.
    English Guide for city Tour (50$) Per Day.
  • Trekking Specific Language Guide (50$) Per Day.
    English Guide for Trekking (35$) Per Day.
  • Potter Guide for Trekking (25$) Per Day.
    Support/Potter Staff for trekking (20$) Per Day

Above above-mentioned rates For Guides include Daily wages and Gear and Equipment and do not include Insurance and Ground transportation Fees. Also, you can learn about the gear and equipment for the trek from our blog Trekking Essential. 

Annapurna conservation region:

 Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) is a remarkable and ecologically diverse region located in the central part of Nepal. It was established in 1986 and it covers a total area of 7,600  square kilometers. Annapurna mountain range and surrounding areas are all under ACA. There are wild animals like Blue sheep, snow leopards, red pandas, Himalayan Tahr, and many species of birds making the Annapurna base camp trek the best adventure trial for a lifetime experience. The primary objective of the conservation area is to promote sustainable development. So the area is preserving the unique natural and cultural heritage of the region. This is also home to a rich variety of flora and fauna, including elusive snow leopards, red pandas, and numerous species of rhododendrons.

Not only the natural diversity but also Cultural diversity is fabulous in the Annapurna Region. The Gurung villages in this region will let you experience their way of living, their traditional clothes, their culture, and tradition. In addition, you will also experience the mixed culture of Tibet and Nepal in this region. And you will witness the Great Gurkha Soldiers’ families residing in this region.  Trekking in Nepal proudly includes Annapurna Basecamp Trek Via Poonhill on its top 10 trekking routes.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill Route:

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill is a captivating journey through the heart of the Annapurna region. It is a combination of cultural and spectacular mountain views. The trek starts from Nayapul and leads through quaint villages inhabited by Gurung and Magar communities. A highlight of the route is the ascent to Poon Hill, a vantage point that unveils a breathtaking sunrise panorama of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The trail then moves through lush rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and traditional settlements, culminating at the iconic Annapurna Sanctuary. The base camp itself is an eternal place which is surrounded by towering peaks. This also offers trekkers an immersive experience amid Himalayan grandeur. The Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill is a harmonious blend of cultural discovery and natural splendor. Thus this makes it a suitable adventure for those seeking a memorable Himalayan trekking experience.

How Difficult is the Annapurna Basecamp Trek via Poonhill?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill is generally considered to be of moderate difficulty. The trek involves a variety of terrains, including uphill and downhill sections, stone staircases, and some challenging ascents. In addition, trekkers will experience changes in altitude, reaching Poon Hill at an elevation of about 3,210 meters (10,531 feet). This may also pose mild altitude challenges for some individuals. The duration of the trek is typically around 10 to 14 days, allowing for acclimatization and gradual adaptation to the elevation. While it is suitable for trekkers with moderate fitness levels, previous trekking experience can be beneficial. Weather conditions, especially during the winter months, may add some difficulty due to colder temperatures and the possibility of snow. Overall, with proper preparation and a reasonable level of fitness, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill is accessible to many adventure enthusiasts.

Booking the Trek:

HikeonTreks is a renowned travel agency. There are also various festival offers like Dashain-Tihar offers, Eid offers, Christmas offers, Vacation Offers, etc during which you can get the trek at even more best prices. For a comfortable and problem-free journey, you can simply book the Annapurna Basecamp Trek via Poonhill. We are also available online. Thus you can book and pay for the trek online. You can also contact us through Viber and Whatsapp (9851237317,9801177317) for further details. Furthermore, you can call us at our offices in Kathmandu (014514568) and Pokhara (061458550).

Detailed Itinenary

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu and transfer to hotel:

You will possibly be arriving at any time in Kathmandu. Our representative will receive you with a warm welcome and help you get transferred to the hotel. Further trip details, plans, and programs will be provided to you. You will be staying overnight in the Hotel.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (900m): 6-8 hours by Bus/ 30 minutes Flight

Based on the itinerary you can either take the tourist bus, private transportation, or a flight to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara you can enjoy your remaining time of the day sightseeing. Pokhara is one of the most beautiful places in Nepal and it has so much to offer to you. The main attractions of this place are lakes and the Mountains which can be spotted around the valley. You will be staying overnight in the hotel.

Day 03: Trek to Tikhedhunga (1445m): 5-6 Hours

You will be then driving to Nayapul which is a 1.5-hour drive from Pokhara. After getting stuff sorted out and hiring porters you will walk to Tikhedhunga (1577m). The trek follows a path along Modi Khola, a downstream following from Annapurna Valley. You will be staying overnight in a guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2775m): 6-7 Hours

You will then hike through more than 3000 stone steps to Ulleri(2070m)-halfway to Ghorepani. It will take 6 to 7 hours to finally reach Ghorepani from Tikhedhunga. You will be staying overnight in the guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek to Tadapani (2630m): 6-7 Hours

From Ghorepani, you will reach the top of Poonhill (3232m)- the Final destination of Poon Hill trekking. It is the best spot for viewing the Himalayas of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. And you can enjoy seeing mountains turning golden by the morning sunrise. You will have the mesmerizing view of Mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhare (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6931m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Tukuche Peak (6920m). You will then return to Ghorepani and continue your trial in Tadapani. Walking through Deurali you will reach Tadapani in 6 to 7 hours. You will be staying overnight in a guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m): 5-6 Hours

From Tadapani, you will be trekking for about 5 to 6 hours until we reach Chhomrong. On this day you will get the chance to view beautiful green forests, towering waterfalls, and fresh down streaming springs. You will be staying overnight in the guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Himalaya Hotel (2873m): 6-8 Hours

From Chhomrong, you will descend through the stairs of Chhomrong village and then cross the suspension bridge. After that, you will reach Sinuwa, and walking through deep Bamboo and rhododendron forests you will reach Doban. Finally, you will reach the Himalayas after 6 to 8 hours from Chhomrong. You will be staying overnight in the Hotel.

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m): 7-8 Hours

From the Himalaya Hotel, you will walk through deep Bamboo and rhododendron forests. You can luckily see wild animals like Blue sheep, snow leopards, red pandas, Himalayan Tahr, and many species of birds and the beautiful view of snowy peaks until reaching Machhapuchre Base Camp (3700m).

From Machhapuchre Base Camp, the vegetation disappears and you will be seeing snow boulders melting forming fresh streams. Hiking a little, you will finally reach your destination-Annapurna Base Camp. You will be mesmerized by seeing Mount Machhapuchre(6993m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I(8091m), Hiuchuli and other peaks around you. You will be staying overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 9: Trek to Bamboo (2310m): 6-7 Hours

Early in the morning you will be enjoying the sunrise from Annapurna Base Camp and enjoy the fantasy of mountains turning their silver color to golden. Then you will be hiking down to Machhapuchre Base Camp. Then you will descend via Deurali, Himalaya Hotel, and Dovan(2600m) to reach Bamboo for another Night. It would be a 6 to 7-hour trek.

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5-6 Hours

From Bamboo, you will be trekking through Sinuwa and finally crossing Chhomrong Khola, and walking uphill you will reach Chummrong village. From there trial continues until you reach Jhinu. You can enjoy a natural hot spring shower in Jhinu. You will be staying overnight in the guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek to Nayapul (1010m) and drive back to Pokhara (900m): 5-6 Hours and sightseeing in Pokhara.

From Jhinu, you will be walking all the way down to Nayapul and after a half-hour’s drive, you will reach Pokhara. You will take a tour of the beautiful Pokhara Valley as well. You will be staying overnight in the Hotel.

Day 12: Back to Kathmandu from Pokhara: 6-8 hours by Bus/ 30 minutes Flight

Either you can take the tourist bus and enjoy viewing the countryside on the way back to Kathmandu or you can take a flight back to Kathmandu. You will be staying overnight in the Hotel.

Day 13: Leisure Day in Kathmandu:

You will relax for a day in Kathmandu. If you wish, you can take a tour of Kathmandu Valley. You can visit Thamel to buy some gifts that hold Nepalese originality and culture. You will be staying in the hotel overnight.

Day 14: Transfer to Tribhuvan International Airport for your final flight departure:

Our airport representative will transport you to Kathmandu International Airport 3 Hours before your flight schedule. You will be taking a great lifetime experience from Nepal and you will be recalling your moments in Nepal while leaving this paradise.

 

 

Trip Info

1. What's Includes

  • Pick up and transfer by car from Airport-Hotel-Airport.
  • 3 nights of standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara as per the itinerary.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Local lodges accommodation during the trek.
  • Government licensed guide, plus experienced porters ( including their food, salary, accommodation, equipment, medicine & insurance).
  • All local transportation by car/bus as per the itinerary.
  • All necessary permits and entry fees.
  • Medical kit box
  • Rescue assistance.
  • All government taxes 
  • Our service charge.

2. Doesn't Includes

  • Necessary equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets, etc)
  • Meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee ($40).
  • Your travel insurance (should include your medical and rescue).
  • Any personal expenses.
  • Bar bills
  • Staff & driver tipping.
  • Any kind of hot and cold drinks
  • Extra nights’ accommodation Lunch dinner breakfast in Kathmandu. In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from Trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary

Trip Highlights

  • Noteworthy sunrise views from Poon Hill
  • Perspectives of the world’s most noteworthy mountains: Dhaulagiri I (seventh) and Annapurna I (tenth)\
  • Medium-term at Annapurna Base Camp
  • Stupendous mountain and glacier perspectives from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Natural shower in hot springs at Jhinu

 

Important Info

Here are some of the important info every trekker needs to know before trekking Annapurna Base Camp:

1. Always convey the Nepali Rupees

2. During trekking, you could not get tea houses or any shops so carry your bag filled up with snacks.

3. Make sure that you bring all the gear you need before the trekking starts.4. You can take a guide map for yourself that might help you amid trekking.5. Hire Porters and Guides because they are the ones who have lots of experience to tackle over critical situations during the trek.6. You can try the Local Cuisines (Dal-Bhat, Gundruk, Achar) to experience a new taste. In Nepal, there is a famous saying that DAL BHAT POWER 24 HOUR.

Trip Map

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