Annapurna Base Camp Trek Via Poonhill Itinerary

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP TREK VIA POONHILL
Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poonhill bestows you with most spectacular views of iconic Himalayan ranges, amiable villages, forest enriched with exotic flora and fauna, and magnificent landscapes. This 13 days trek initiates from Kathmandu/ Pokhara and drives to Nayapul where you will begin your trek towards Ghorepani via Tikhedunga. You will then hike up to Poonhill viewpoint (3210m) where you can relish the unbound beauty of nature along with glorious views of Himalayas. As the trek goes further, you will trek to Chhomrong (2170m) via Tadapani and then towards Annapurna Base camp (4130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m). The highlights of the trek are panoramic views of Massif Annapurna range along with some of the world’s highest peaks Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Manaslu (8,156m) and Mt. Annapurna (8,091m), the witness of Gurung culture, lush green hills and exploration of peaceful villages. Spring and Autumn are considered to be the best season for trekking the vicinity.

  • 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.
    • Kathmandu
    • Hotel
    • 1350 m
  • 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.
    • Pokhara
    • Hotel
    • 1400 m
  • 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.
    • Tikhedunga
    • Lodge
    • 1570 m
  • 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.
    • Ghorepani
    • Lodge
    • 2840 m
  • 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.
    • Tadapani
    • Lodge
    • 2610 m
  • 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.
    • Chhomrong
    • Lodge
    • 2170 m
  • 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.
    • Himalayan Hotel
    • Lodge
    • 2950 m
  • 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.
    • Annapurna Base Camp (ABC)
    • Logde
    • 4130 m
  • 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.
    • Bamboo
    • Lodge
  • 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.
    • Jhini Danda
    • Lodge
    • 1760 m
  • 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.
    • Pokhara
    • Lodge
    • 1400 m
  • 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.
    • Dinner
    • Hotel
    • 1350 m
  • Day 13: Departure to International Airport.
    We will drop you at the International Airport on the last day of your stay at Nepal.
    • Kathmandu
    • 1350 m