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Poon Hill with ABC Trek - 13 days

Highlight

    ● Explore the dark corners of Davis falls

    ● Learn about the prevalent Gurung culture in Ghandruk

    ● Trek through dense forests and picturesque villages

    ● Explore the beauty of Annapurna Base Camp

    ● Witness spectacular views of snowy mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Dhaulagiri, etc from Annapurna Base Camp

Poon Hill with Annapurna base camp trek is a beautiful journey combining the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and the Annapurna Base Camp trek. The Poon Hill-ABC trek is a great option if you want to see breathtaking mountains from a lower level of altitude before heading closer to the famous Annapurna range and finally reach Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130 m above sea level. On this journey, you will experience the unique culture of the area and the traditional lifestyle in the mountains. Amongst the highlights of this trek are incredible views of peaks like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna Gangapurna and Machhapuchhre (fish-tail mountain). At lower altitudes, you will pass through lush greenery and woods with Rhododendron and oak trees. The vivid red colour of the rhododendron in spring adds to the beauty of these forests.

Trip overview

Poonhill with Annapurna base camp trek takes you to 2 of Nepal's most popular viewpoints in the Himalayas. Poon Hill is “just” a hill, whereas Annapurna Base Camp is located at higher altitudes, surrounded by the peaks of the Annapurna Massif. This trek starts in Nayapul after a 2-hour bus or taxi ride from Pokhara. On your way to Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill, you will pass villages like Tatopani, Ghorepani, Chomrong and Tadapani where you have the chance to get to know the local people and culture. The majority of the Poon Hill-ABC trek takes you through the Annapurna protection area. This region is home to Snow leopards, deer, wild goats and rich vegetation. Along your way, you will take breaks in tea houses in different mountain villages like Sinuwa, Bambo, Dobhan, Himalaya, Deurali before you reach Machhapuchre Base Camp (3,700m) and finally Annapurna Base Camp. Enjoy a wonderful trekking experience in Himalayan nature as you follow the Modi Khola river bank and pass through a narrow gap between the two massive mountains Machhapuchre/Fishtail and Hunchuli.

Poon Hill

The Poon Hill trek is the shortest and “easiest” trek in the area. Nonetheless, it still requires endurance, because you need to walk 5-6 hours per day. The Poon Hill Trek is a good option to start your mountain adventures in the Himalayas. Located 3,210 meters above sea level and technically not challenging, Poon Hill is suitable for beginners and trekkers of all ages. The spectacular Annapurna views, the traditional lifestyle, picturesque villages, amazing sunrises, lush forests and diverse flora and fauna are the highlights of this adventure.

FAQs

When is the best time for the Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp trek?

The best time for the Poon Hill/Annapurna Base Camp trek is between March/April and May, and September to November. During this time, the weather is pleasant, the sky is clear and it is not too cold. Days are usually sunny with temperatures around 18 degrees Celsius in lower altitudes, while evenings can get quite cold. The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek itself can be done at any time of year, but the months from March to May and October to November are the best.

Why is Poon Hill so popular?

The Poon Hill trek combines an authentic experience with spectacular views. It is often done as a warm-up for other treks. Because the altitude is relatively low, the terrain is easy and the choice of tea house accommodation is big, this trek is suitable for all trekkers, including families or first timers in the Himalayas.

How much time should I plan for the Poon Hill - ABC trek?

If you trek to Poon Hill/ABC, your starting point is in Pokhara. Here you can find a big choice of action activities, sightseeing, relaxing options and food. Take a few extra days to enjoy this place while you are here. The trek to Poon hill will take more or less 3 days, while the Annapurna Base Camp trek takes around a week. So all in all, you should plan at least 2 weeks for your adventure.

How much does the Poon Hill – ABC trek cost?

If you book a package for the Poon Hill/Annapurna Base Camp trek, the cost will be around 1,200 USD per person. Of course, you can always customize your itinerary and add extra days or additional activities etc. In that case, the price will be adjusted. Just let us know your wishes and requirements, and we will do our best to make your trek an amazing adventure. Your package includes domestic transport, permits, your porter/guide, accommodation and 3 meals a day. In other words, all the logistics will be taken care of for you. You just need some extra cash for snacks and drinks, hot showers, charging your devices and souvenirs.

How safe is trekking to Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp?

The safety of our guests is our main priority. We work with experienced and responsible guides who will do their best to keep you safe during the whole trek. They are up to date about the weather conditions and will make wise decisions if it is necessary. Our guides also know exactly how to react in case of sickness or injury. Local medicine or just a “simple” garlic soup can work miracles sometimes, so have confidence. Sometimes the remedies that are not common in the Western world are working amazingly well in the mountains. Having said that, from a technical point of view, this trek is not very dangerous. The biggest challenges are the altitude and colder temperatures or snow the higher you reach.

What should I pack for the Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp trek?

When you are in the mountains, the right gear is essential. Having the proper equipment makes the difference between an amazing trek and a stressful experience. From functional clothes to perfectly fitting hiking boots, gloves and poles… Make sure you have all your gear ready and don’t compromise. Up in the mountains, the tiniest mistake can have rather big consequences. Don’t let a heavy bag or too small shoes spoil your adventure. The right equipment will give you the right confidence to reach your goal in a safe way.

Do I need to train for this trek?

Training is important to prepare your body and mind. Combine physical and mental fitness with enthusiasm, and you are all set for success. If you are new to trekking, it is best to start training months or even a year in advance. After you have built some stamina, start hiking with a backpack and try to fit in your schedule a longer hike every week. Cardio training and strength exercises are important. Make sure your knees are in good shape, and increase the intensity of your exercises slowly but steadily. Don’t do too much in a short period of time, because this increases the risk for injuries.

How is the accommodation like on Poon Hill / ABC trek?

In Pokhara, you will stay in a “real” hotel with comfortable beds and a hot shower. During the trek, you will stay in lodges, or so called tea houses. They offer a basic level of comfort, but keep in mind that comfort is rather relative. The tea houses are a place to recharge with home-cooked meals, a fire place and simple beds with a simple matrass. The tea houses are run by local families who have opened their homes to trekkers. They can’t offer a luxury resort, but a friendly place with local hosts who will welcome you with open arms.

Day 01: Arrival to Kathmandu

One of the members from Peak Explorer will greet you at the airport and take you to the hotel. You will rest for the day and have a welcome dinner organized by the company in the evening.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara

After having breakfast, you will drive to Pokhara enjoying beautiful landscape views. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will rest for a few hours in your hotel and explore Lakeside Market in the evening. You can also do boating on the Fewa Lake.

Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri; 6 hrs

Today, you will drive to the starting point of the trek, Nayapul. From here, you will trek and cross the Tikhedhunga river via a suspension bridge and descend. Further, crossing Bhurungdi Khola, you will ascend on a staircase and reach a beautiful Ulleri village.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani; 5/6 hrs

Ascending through farmland, you will trek along a river. Further, you will walk through lush forests of oak & rhododendron and cross clear streams. The trail ascends to Nangathanti (2,460 m), where you will have lunch and move to Ghorepani village.

Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani; 5/6 hrs (early morning hike to poon hill)

Wake up early to witness gorgeous sunrise. A rugged trail from Ghorepani will take you to Poon Hill, a very famous viewpoint of the region. After that, you will move back to Ghorepani village to have breakfast and walk down to Tadapani.

Day 06: Tadapani to Chomrong; 5/6 hrs

The trail moves upwards to Kimrug Danda. Enjoying superb views of Annapurna South, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Gangapurna, and Mt. Fishtail, you will descend to Kimrong Khola. From here, you ascend to Chere Danda and descend to reach Chomrong. Day 07: Chomrong to Himalaya; 6/7 hrs

The day begins with gradual ascend to Choromg Khola and ascend to Khuldighar. Further, trekking through lush forests, you will descend on a steep trail and go through a dense bamboo forest. From here, you will trek through a lovely village surrounded by rhododendron forest and reach Himalaya.

Day 08: Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp; 5/6 hrs

After a quick breakfast, you will begin trekking towards Annapurna Base Camp. Passing by Hinko Cave and Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you will reach Annapurna Base Camp. ABC will welcome you with panoramic views of the high Himalayan mountains. After spending some time at the base camp, you will drop down to Deurali for a night stay.

Day 09: ABC To Bamboo; 5/6 hrs

The trail moves back to Bamboo. You will walk following the same route. From Deurali, you will descend to Modi Khola, and trail from here will take you to Bamboo.

Day 10: Bamboo to Jhinu; 5/6 hrs

Trekking through various dense forests, you will reach Khuldighar. The trail from here is flat and takes you to Sinuwa. From here, you will drop down to Chomrong Khola and move up walking on a stone staircase. Further, the trail descends on the steep path and takes you to Jhinu Danda.

Day 11: Jhinu to Nayapul to Pokhara; 6/7 hrs

You will trek back to Nayapul from where you have begun trekking. Nayapul onwards, you will drive to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, you will move to your hotel. You have a whole day to relax and explore around.

Day 12: Pokhara to Kathmandu; 7hrs

Today, you will drive back to Kathmandu with memories that will remain with you throughout your life. You will have plenty of time to explore around Thamel and nearby market to do shopping. In the late evening, you will join the farewell dinner organized by the company.

**Day 13: Final departure **

After having the last breakfast of your trip, one of our team delegates will take you to the airport terminal for your flight back to your home with our last goodbye.

What is Include ?

 Airport Pickups and drops

 Standard twin sharing accommodation in a three star level hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara; Breakfast included. (3 nights Kathmandu - 2 nights Pokhara)

 All your standard Meals during the trek one iteam menu (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner).

 Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (9 nights Trekking Guesthouse in twin sharing and occasionally dormitory style).

 Licensed English speaking guide.

 The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).

 Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.

 Annapurna National Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.

 Pravite car from Kathmandu to Pokhara , Pokhara to Kathmandu.

 Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.

 Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant on second last day.

 Sleeping bag during the trek (should be returned to us)

 All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.

 Rescue service arrangement only (covered by your travel insurance)

 Official expenses.

What is Exclude ?

 Air travel to/from Nepal,

 Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu,

 Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature,

 Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations,

 Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.

 Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.

 Travel Insurance.

 Emergency helicopter rescue evacuation arrangements will be covered by travel insurance.

● T-shirts and Pants (Innerwear)

● Thermal Wears

● Lightweight woolen jumper/sweater

● Down jacket or down vest

● Fleece or wool trousers

● Breathable Underwears

● Trekking Pants/Shoes/Socks

● Casual Sandals

● Insulating Jacket

● Rain jacket

● Gloves/Scarves

● Sleeping bag

● Trekking Pole

● Toiletries (sunscreen, Multipurpose Soap, Shampoo, Hand sanitizer, Toilet Paper, Sanitary pads, Lip guard, moisturizers, etc)

● Miscellaneous (Binoculars, eye mask, camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)

● Documents (passport, visa, travel insurance, voucher, passport-sized photos)

Group Joining Trips

Depature DatePriceTrip Status

Apr 17

1189 $

Guaranteed

Apr 23

1189 $

Guaranteed

Apr 27

1189 $

Guaranteed

Apr 29

1189 $

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May 3

1189 $

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May 5

1189 $

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May 9

1189 $

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May 19

1189 $

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Oct 1

1189 $

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Oct 5

1189 $

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Oct 9

1189 $

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Oct 13

1189 $

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Oct 17

1189 $

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Oct 23

1189 $

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Oct 27

1189 $

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Nov 1

1189 $

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Nov 7

1189 $

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Nov 15

1189 $

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Nov 19

1189 $

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Nov 23

1189 $

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Nov 29

1189 $

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Mar 5

1189 $

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Mar 9

1189 $

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Mar 15

1189 $

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Mar 21

1189 $

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Mar 27

1189 $

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Mar 29

1189 $

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Apr 3

1189 $

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Apr 7

1189 $

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Apr 11

1189 $

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Group Discount

PersonPrice ( USD $)

5 Paxes

1029$

10 Paxes

949$

Package Review

Trip Duration :

13Days

Difficulty :

Moderate

Max Altitude :

4130m

Meals :

Berakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Best Season :

Spring and Autumn

13 days / per person
1189$

We offer group discount

PersonPrice ( USD $)

5 paxes

1029$

10 paxes

949$