Key Information

  • Trip Duration Trip Duration 13 Days
  • Trip Cost Price from US$ 785
  • Trip Grade Trip Grade Moderate
  • Trip Style Trip Style Trekking
  • Group Sizes Max Person 02 - 16
  • food Meals Breakfast in cities & full board meals in trek
  • Accomodation Accomodation 2 star hotel in cities & tea house / Lodge on trek
  • Transportation Transportation Private Vechiles & Tourist Bus
  • Max.Altitude 4,130M
  • Single Supplement 180 USD

About Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poonhill

Annapurna Base Camp  with Poonhill trek is a blend of spectacular mountain views, tranquil villages, warm hospitality of Gurung communities and colorfulness of rhododendron, and bamboo forests. Annapurna Base Camp lies at an elevation of 4130 m, making it an adventurous attempt on its own. Throughout the trail, snowcapped peaks like Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Himchuli, and Lamjung lie in the backdrop. Poonhill which lies en route to the Annapurna base camp is yet another viewpoint that gives the picturesque views of the majestic mountains. Autumn and spring seasons are best suited to attempt this popular trek where one can get closer to nature and observe its pristine beauty.

Viewing the Sliver Mountains, smelling the fresh air, feeling the cold snow, tasting the sweet tea and hearing the wind blow, this is how Annapurna Base Camp Trek will startle your senses. Above all, this trek lets you get closer to nature and with your soul.

Annapurna I is the tenth highest mountain in the world and the only mountain above 8000 m in the Annapurna massif. The Annapurna Base Camp lies at an elevation of 4130 m, and trekking to this destination is an exciting journey to attempt. Throughout the trail, mountains create a spectacular backdrop, making you feel like you're in a painting. Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Lamjung, and Mt. Himchuli are some of the major mountains you can enjoy. The spectacular sunrise from Poon Hill is certainly another highlight of the trip. Poon Hill is also a home to the largest rhododendron forest in the world. So, making a trip in the spring can be the best decision you will ever make. Annapurna Base Camp with Poonhill Trek can be the great traditional journey too. You will witness the unique culture and lifestyle of many Gurung villages like Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Tadapani, etc. There are many monasteries and gompas that will give you a spiritual boost as you walk.

Index Adventure has been serving in this travel sector since (years) ears, and we provide you with the best deal in terms of trek satisfaction as well as money. Our team of highly experienced and friendly guides will certainly make your trek a memorable one. We make sure that you don’t miss any part of the trek. So, book a trek right away with Index Adventure to get lost in the Himalayas.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
  • Day 02: Fly/Drive to Pokhara 6 to 7 Hrs.
  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedunga (1570 m).
  • Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2840m)
  • Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill sunrise (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610 m)
  • Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m)
  • Day 07: Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2,950m) - 6 hrs.
  • Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours.
  • Day 09: Trek down to Bamboo,7 – 8 hours
  • Day 10: Trek down to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5 - 6 hours
  • Day 11: Trek to Siwai then drive to Pokhara: 4hours trek, 2 to 3-hour drive
  • Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 13: Departure to International Airport.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m).
    We will pick you up at Tribhuvan International Airport and drop you at your hotel. You can use your evening to stroll around Thamel or the inner streets of Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Fly/Drive to Pokhara 6 to 7 Hrs.
    On the second day, we will travel to Pokhara. You can either choose bus or flight. By bus, it takes about 6-7 hours but you can enjoy the rolling hills and rushing water on the way. The bus leaves at 7 am in the morning. The flight is only 25 minutes and can save much of your time. You can use the day to visit places at Pokhara like Phewa Lake, Begnas Lake, Peace Pagoda, Bat cave, David's fall, etc.
  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedunga (1570 m).
    From Pokhara, we will drive to Nayapul, which takes about 1 hour. From Nayapul, the trek to Annapurna Base Camp officially starts. The destination for the day is Tikhedunga and the 3-hour walk is fairly easy.
  • Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2840m)
    From Tikhedunga, we will head towards Ghorepani, which will take about 5-6 hours. This day awaits more than 3000 stone steps to be climbed, taking us to a Magar village called Ulleri. The walk to Ghorepani includes crossing Tikhedunga River and Bhurungdi River and passing by a beautiful stretch of rhododendron forest. We can sight Annapurna range shining in the backdrop as we walk along the trails.
  • Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill sunrise (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610 m)
    The sunrise view from Poon Hill is an exceptional beauty where the whole vista of mountains and sky turns glows with orange brilliance. Thus, to witness this sheer beauty, we will hike to Poon Hill early in the morning. The hike takes about 1 hour. After return from Poon Hill, we will start our journey towards Tadapani. Walking through ridges and rhododendron forests, we will reach Tadapani in about 5-6 hours, ending the trek for the day.
  • Day 06: Trek to Chhomrong (2170m)
    From Tadapani, we will march towards Chhomrong. After a steep downhill descends, we will reach Kimrong Khola. After crossing the Kimrong Khola, we will have to climb the steep Chere Danda for a while. From here, an easy trail takes us to Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful Gurung village of Annapurna region that welcomes you with warm hospitality. The whole day includes 5-6 hours of walk.
  • Day 07: Trek to Himalayan Hotel (2,950m) - 6 hrs.
    From Chhomrong, we will pave our way towards Himalayan Hotel. First, we descend down to Chhomrong Khola and then climb up to reach Kuldighar. On our way, we will pass rhododendron forest and then reach Dovan. After a total of about 6 hours walk, we will reach Himalayan Hotel.
  • Day 08: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m): 5- 6 hours.
    On this day, we will reach the main destination of the trek, i.e. Annapurna Base Camp after 5-6 hours of trekking. Standing on the lap of Mount Annapurna and being surrounded by mountains all around, will be the best reward throughout the trek. The trek up to Machhapuchhre Base Camp might be somewhat challenging. Nevertheless, the silver mountains will ease all the pain. The sunset and sunrise from the basecamp are very beautiful too.
  • Day 09: Trek down to Bamboo,7 – 8 hours
    We will start our return from this day. From Annapurna Base Camp, we will gradually walk through the snow, and forests to reach Bamboo. The dense Bamboo forest is very dark and moist. After about 8 hours of walk, we will rest at Bamboo.
  • Day 10: Trek down to Jhinu Danda (1760m): 5 - 6 hours
    From Bamboo, we will pave our way back to Jhinu Danda. The trail consists of uphill and downhill, and it takes about 5-6 hours to reach Jhinu Danda. Jhinu Danda has a natural hot spring, where you can relax to relieve all your fatigue.
  • Day 11: Trek to Siwai then drive to Pokhara: 4hours trek, 2 to 3-hour drive
    From Jhinu Danda, we will walk for about 4 hours to reach Siwai. From Siwai, a 2-3 hours’ drive will take us to Pokhara. In the evening, you can enjoy live music and good food at Pokhara.
  • Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu
    From Pokhara, we will leave early in the morning. The buses will take us to Kathmandu in about 6-7 hours. We will host an authentic Nepali farewell dinner for you.
  • Day 13: Departure to International Airport.
    We will drop you at the International Airport on the last day of your stay at Nepal.

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Tourists class transportation to and from the airport and hotel.
  • Tourist bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Both ways Private transports Pokhara-Nayapul - Pokhara.
  • 2 Nights standards Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2 Nights standards Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Trekking lodge / Teahouse accommodations during the trek.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Government Licensed Holder trekking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Porter during the Trekking (1 Potter for 2 trekkers) with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Supporter guide group size above 8+ people.
  • All necessary paperwork and entry permits (ACAP), Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) including local Tax, Government tax & official expenses.
  • Sleeping bag, Down Jacket & Duffel Bag (if you do not have your own, to be returned after trip completion).
  • An arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Index Adventure T-shirt & Trekking Achievement Certificate.

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara city.
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from the mountain.
  • Nepal visa fee (You can apply for Online or you can easily issue the visa on arrival at International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic hot and cold drinks & all desserts sweet things.
  • Hot shower and battery charging in trekking Mountains.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is voluntary).

FAQs

How to enter Nepal, via road ways or air ways?

If you are travelling through air then you can only enter Nepal through Tribhuvan International Airport; is the only international airport in Nepal that operates several international flights on a daily basis. The airport is located in the capital city: Kathmandu, which is a popular hub for tourists visiting Nepal.

If you are travelling through road ways then you can either enter from China Border and India Boarder but before entering Nepal you should report yourself to Nepal Entry/Exit Points. Some of road entry/exit points are:

From China: Rasuwagadi Border & Kodari Border.

From India: Dhangadi, Kanchanpur, Nepalgunj, Birgunj, Kakarvitta, Bhairahawa

Reference: http://nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/immigration-offices--entry--exit-points-1.html