Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon hill

Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill is the combination of two popular treks: Ghorepani Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp.

This trek witnesses the breathtaking mountain views from a lower elevation and then wanders around the high Himalayan Glacier Moraine and Icefall.

Annapurna Base Camp is one of the famous trekking destinations on the planet. It is a high glacial basin that sits at an altitude of 4000 meters. It lies to the north of Pokhara around a distance of 40 km.

Annapurna Base Camp is surrounded by the ring of mountains, known as Annapurna Range. Also, most of the mountains surrounding Base Camp are over 7000 meters.

This world-famous trek is an adventurous trip to the lap of Mt Annapurna (8091m), which is also the tenth highest peak of the World.

Besides, this classic trek offers a splendid view of the Himalayan range including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Huichuli, Gangapurna and many more.

As the trek goes through the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), it offers a chance to encounter the Snow leopard, deer, wild goat and many more wildlife and diverse vegetation.

In addition, the trek also encounters the Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) on the way towards Annapurna Base Camp.

Highlights Of Annapurna Base Camp

  • Relish sightseeing tour to various historical/natural/cultural heritage sites in Kathmandu
  • Enjoy a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Traverse through the ACAP witnessing the rhododendron forests
  • Visit two popular Base Camps: Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhre Base Camp
  • Witness magnificent sight of mountain ranges including Annapurna I (8091 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), Annapurna South (7219 m)
  • Witness spectacular sunrise view from Poon Hill
  • Enjoy natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Explore the countryside, people’s traditional culture & varieties of vegetation.

Detailed Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu

Upon your arrival at the International terminal, our representative will greet you and take you to the allotted hotel. After check-in, you may either have rest at the hotel to overcome your jet lag or stroll around the city. Later in the evening enjoy the authentic welcome dinner hosted by us.

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

Today you will carry out the sightseeing tour around the “the city of Temples”, Kathmandu. This wonderful sightseeing tour visits various historical and cultural places including Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swambhunath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple. All these places are listed in UNESCO as world heritage sites. After the completion of the sightseeing program, you will receive a brief description of the upcoming trekking plans. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 03: Drive  to Pokhara  (Tourist Bus/ Private Car/ Flight)

After your breakfast, you will get on the tourist bus and enjoy the journey towards the “city of lakes”, Pokhara. The 6-7 hours bus ride allows you to witness the beautify hills, small hamlets, terrace farmings, rivers, and streams. Upon reaching Pokhara, check-in at Hotel. Later in the evening, you may even stroll around lakeside. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,440m) – 4 hrs

Following breakfast, today you will drive for an hour to reach Nayapul. Upon reaching Nayapul you will commence your first trek of the trip towards Tikhedunga (1440m). The trek passes through beautiful villages and leads to farm areas, waterfalls, and then reaches Tikhedunga. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m) – 06 hrs

Today’s trek starts with steep ascend on stone steps for an hour or more to reach Ulleri Village. Ulleri is the beautiful moderate size village ornamented with traditional Nepali style houses with slated roofs. From Ulleri the trek follows the gradual slow climb and passes through the enchanting rhododendron and pine forest and finally halts at Ghorepani (2850m). Overnight at Lodge.

Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,640m) – 05 hrs

Today’s schedule starts with an early morning climb to Poon Hill to witness the awesome sunrise over majestic Himalayan Peaks. In addition, Poon Hill also offers the spectacular view of some of the world’s tallest peaks including 7th highest Dhaulagiri, 10th highest Annapurna, 8th highest Manaslu and also the majestic Mount Macchapuchhre (Fish Tail). After spending some memorable time at Poon Hill, head back to Ghorepani and continue the trek with ascends and descends towards Tadapani. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Chomrong (1,951m) – 06 hrs.

Leaving behind the beautiful Tadapani, the trek today heads for the Chomrong (1951m). The trail first goes downhill into the rhododendron and pine forest and reaches Kimrong Valley. After Kimrong the trail now ascends for an hour to reach Chomrong village. Chomrong is the last permanent Gurung Village and is also the gateway to Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary Trekking. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Dovan 2,130m through Bamboo 2,050m – 06 hrs

Today’s path starts with a short descends over terraced farm fields and leads to Chomrong river. Now the trail crosses the bridge and then ascends for an hour to reach Sinuwa Danda, a small village with few lodges. The place offers splendid views of surrounding rolling green hills. From here, the path passes through the dense forest until it reaches Bamboo, which is situated near the Modi River. From Bamboo, the trek follows the gradual ascends for an hour and reaches Dovan. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp (3,720m) – 06 hrs

Start the day with gradual ascend above the Modi river passing through dense forest. The trail now crosses two streams and then passes through a solitary location. The route encounters various wildlife like wild pigs, deer, and snow leopards. Later, the trail climbs the Hinko cave and then ascends to reach Deurali. From Deurali the path climbs up through the river bed and reaches the mountainside. You have to take precautions as there are avalanche prone areas at some points. Now here comes the Bagar, after further walk the trail eventually leads to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3720m). Macchapuchhre Base Camo offers the splendid views of Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, and Gangapurna. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,160 m) – 03 hrs and back to Dovan 2,130m

Today’s trek leads to the main attraction of the trip, Annapurna Base Camp (4140m). Start the expedition enjoying the beautiful sceneries and witness the snow boulders melting and forming small streams. The trail now follows the stream and then climbs to small settlement area. The trail goes through the grassy uphill slopes and then reaches higher almost level ground near Annapurna Base Camp. Enjoy the breathtaking view of the south face of Annapurna towering above the sanctuary. Annapurna Base Camp offers a majestic view of Himalayas including Machhapuchhere, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other majestic peaks. After spending some memorable time in ABC, hike back to Dovan. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 11: Trek to Jhinu danda(1,700m) – 06 hours.

After breakfast, continue the trek towards Jhinu Danda (1700m). The trail ascends through the stone steep to the ridge before it reaches to Sinuwa. Now, the trail drops down to a hill from where it ascends to reach Chomrong(1,951m). Trekking further from Chomrong it finally reaches Jhinu. Jhinu Danda offers refreshing hot springs that lie just 20 minutes descends near Modi river. Overnight at Lodge.

Day 12: Trek to Nayapul – 04 hrs and drive to Pokhara – 1-hour drive

Today is the final trek of the trip. The trail descends down to Nayapul from Jhinu Danda. After reaching Nayapul drive back to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara check-in at Hotel. In the evening explore the beauty of Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 13: Drive back to Kathmandu

After spending a marvelous time on high mountains and lap of Mount Annapurna, today you will head back to Kathmandu enjoying the 7 hours ride on the bus. (You may also fly back to Kathmandu)

Day 14: Final Departure

After exchanging the final goodbyes, you will be escorted to the International terminal by our representative approximately three hours before as per your flight schedule.

Best Time to Visit Annapurna Base Camp

Autumn(September-November) is the peak season of trekking in Nepal. Likewise, September-November is the best season for Annapurna Base Camp trekking. The stunning mountain views, clear skies, and moderated temperature definitely makes Autumn the best season to trek Annapurna Base Camp.

Spring(March-May) is the second-best time for Annapurna Base Camp trekking. The temperature is mildly warm, and the trek routes bloom in Rhododendron. But occasionally haze may obscure the mountains during the month of May. During Spring season, the nights and mornings are still chilling but the days are much hotter.

Summer season/ Monsoon(June- Mid-September), is the low season for a trek in Nepal. The trails are slippery, and disgusting leeches are in abundance in the trail. Because of the enormous amount of precipitation, the trek may halt for many days.

Winter (December-February) is the best season to trek for those who prefer solitude. One may feel the cold, however, the fairyland experience one earns on the trek route is simply amazing.

Elevation of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp is situated at an elevation of (4,160 m) also this is the highest point of the trek. During the trek, you will pass through various altitudes including:

 Ghorepani                               2850 m

 Poon Hill                                  3210 m

 Tadapani                                  2640 m

 Machhapuchhre Base Camp   3860 m

 Annapurna Base Camp            4160m

Difficulty of Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a moderate trek. So basically the trek is appropriate for all passionate hikers.

The trek to the world’s tenth highest peaks Base Camp is relatively easier. Any hiker who can walk 5-7 hours on a daily basis can easily accomplish this fabulous trek.

No previous hiking experience is required for this 14 Days Trek. Anyone with average health fitness may join the trek to Annapurna Base Camp.

Travel Insurance for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Travel Insurance is highly recommended and in fact, you can take it as a compulsion. Whether it is about trekking, rafting, paragliding, bungee jumping or any other adventurous activities, having insurance makes you feel secure.

 So, we suggest that your insurance should cover a minimum of your personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, loss of luggage.

We firmly suggest that the strategy additionally covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

So it would be ideal if you check with your insurance agency that covered activities and trekking above 3000m are covered in your policy.

Altitude Sickness in Annapurna Base Camp Trek

One may face a High Altitude Sickness problem while trekking to Annapurna Base Camp. While one reaches the altitude of 2500m, it’s possible to get the altitude sickness.

The higher the altitude, the lower the air pressure gets, and air keeps on getting thinner. And all this means there will be less oxygen with every breath you take.

 High Altitude Sickness is very different and normally and also involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness.

But you don’t have to worry, in any case, our expert and trained guide will advise you about high altitude sickness. Also, please say no to alcohol during the trek, and in addition please do not take any sleeping tablets. Besides, always keep yourself hydrated.

Useful Tips on Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Walk at a constant pace during the trek. Take rest and water breaks while trekking. This helps in reducing fatigue.

Drink lots of water and keep yourself hydrated. Also don’t drink and smoke during the trek.

Practice some exercises starting a month prior to the trek, as it helps to build up stamina and endurance for the challenging walks

Follow the track and do not go off track. If you get lost in Himalayas ou might never come back.

Be cautious about food and water hygiene. Avoid unhygienic foods and drinks during the trek.

Make sure to acclimatize yourself. Prepare a proper acclimatization schedule. Acclimating is crucial in higher elevation trek.

Wear a knee cap if you have knee problems as frequent walks uphill and downhill are killing.

Carry first aid kit with basic medicines, besides take it as a compulsion.

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