Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trek -13 Days

Cost from : US$1090.00 2 Pax All meals during trek
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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel + Lodge
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Min Pax: 1 Pax
  • Trip Style:Trekking
  • Meals:ฺBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner During Trek
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Trip Introduction

Mt. Annapurna l (8,091m) is the 10th highest mountain in the world and the journey to its base camp is one of the most popular treks on earth. Like any other trip in the Annapurna region. It lies on the hill of Annapurna south. The route is specially designed for those trekkers who love to enjoy the flora and fauna and panoramic view of the Himalayan range. The trail of this trek is designed for trekkers who wish to reach the Annapurna base camp in a relaxed manner with visits to World Heritage Sites and Poon Hill. The trek is easy and much romantic walking through the beautiful villages. It is a relatively easy walk meandering through villages and rhododendron forests

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Drive / Flight to Pokhara
  • Superb views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges
  • 2 Highest Mountain More than 8000m out of 10.
  • Cultural Sight seen
  • Tribal Groups of People, Culture and Life style
  • Panorama of Himalayas rang from Poon Hill

Outline itinerary

Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Day 02:Drive to Pokhara (914m) 6-7 hours

Day 03:Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m): 4 - 5 hours trek

Day 04:Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m) with a visit to Poon Hill (3,210m): 6 - 7 hours

Day 05:Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m): 6 hours trek

Day 06:Chhomrong to Bamboo (2,310m): 4 - 5 hours

Day 07:Bamboo to Deurali (3,230m): 3 - 4 hours

Day 08:Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m): 5- 6 hours

Day 09:Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours

Day 10:Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,760m): 5 - 6 hours

Day 11:Pokhara: 4-5 hours trek and 2 hours drive to Pokhara

Day 12:Fly to Kathmandu

Day 13:Final Departure

Cost includes:

    • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Airport pickups and drops in private vehicle
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Private jeep Pokhara-Ulleri, Siwai-Pokhara
    • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
    • Kathmandu-Pokhara by private vehicle with air condition
    • Pokhara-Kathmandu by flight and airport departure taxes
    • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and lodging
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP permit, TIMS )
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes:

    • Nepal Visa fee
    • Drinking water during trek and beverage such as tea, coffee, coke, Pepsi, liquor etc.
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Expenses of charge batteries and hot water for shower on the mountain
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Thai Nepal Travels. After picking up your luggage and look for our representative with a Thai Nepal Travels display board at the arrival gate. After that, you will be transferred to Hotel. After check-in, you can take a rest, hang around in the city - it all depends upon your interests and condition. In the evening we will organize a "Welcome Dinner" at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy Nepalese cultural programs as well as a fine meal.

    Including meal: Dinner

  • Day 2
    Drive to Pokhara (914m) 6-7 hours

    Today after breakfast the early morning we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) by private vehicle take about 6-7 hours. Pokhara is 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu it is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites. After reaching to Pokhara we checkin hotel. After check-in, you can take a rest, hang around in the city - it all depends on your interests and condition. Overnight in Pokhara.

    Including meal: Breakfast

  • Day 3
    Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m): 4 - 5 hours trek

    Today we make our ascent to the Ghorepani village. The name of Ghorepani in Nepali means horse-water owing to its role as an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop.

    A strenuous day today as we climb 3300 stone steps to Ulleri, from here we will have magnificent views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli, later in the trek we will also see Fishtail Mountain. After you have conquered the thousands of steps, the trail becomes easier as we pass Banthati and walk through the rhododendron forest overnight at a tea house at Ghorepani.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4
    Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m) with a visit to Poon Hill (3,210m): 6 - 7 hours

    We make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m). The Poon hill will reward you with spectacular sunrise views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Take time here to soak up the tranquil atmosphere. We return back to Ghorepani.

    Upon breakfast, we head east to Tadapani through pine and rhododendron forests to reach Tadapani for overnight in teahouse here.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5
    Tadapani to Chhomrong (2170m): 6 hours trek

    Dropping down from Tadapani Gurjung the route offers good views of the upper Modi valley. The path then starts the long ascent high above the west bank of the Modi Khola. We then arrive in the village of Chhomrong (2,210m) which lies tucked at the very base of Himal Chuli.

    Chomrong is the last permanent settlement in the valley. On the way, we can enjoy great views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail Mountain (Machhapuchhre) and Ganggapurna. Next, it’s a steep descent takes us to the Kimrong Khola. After another steep ascent from Kimrong Khola to Chere danda, we descend for a while then it’s a gentle walk to

    Chhomrong. Chhomrong is a beautiful village located on the lap of the giant Annapurna massive. Overnight in Chhomrong.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6
    Chhomrong to Bamboo (2,310m): 4 - 5 hours

    Today we continue our trek descend via 2500 stone steps and cross the bridge above Chhomrong Khola. From here it is an uphill climb to Sinuwa. We continue our trek pass through rhododendron forest to Kuldi (2,470m). We are continues onto Bamboo (2,310m) through an uninhabited forest area, scattered with big rocks.

    Next, we pass through a beautiful forest to Kuldihar followed by an easy downhill walk to Bamboo. Overnight in Bamboo.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 7
    Bamboo to Deurali (3,230m): 3 - 4 hours

    After breakfast in the morning, we continue our trek to Deurali at the gateway to the sanctuary. From Bamboo, the road will take us through bamboo and rhododendron forests to Dovan (2,5440m).

    And after climbing 300 meters up we will first place the Himalayan Hotel at 2840 meters. We reach Himalayan and continues our walk we reach Hinko Cave (3100m) and then onto Deurali. During the day if we are lucky we can see interesting wildlife like deer, jackals, and peacocks. Here we will also have great views of Machhapuchhare Mountain (6997m). We stay overnight in Deurali.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 8
    Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3,700m): 5- 6 hours

    Today we climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre base camp, we get excellent views of the majestic Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Gangapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience.

    The vegetation disappears on our way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 360-degree panorama. From the base camp we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli and other peaks. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 9
    Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo: 7 – 8 hours

    Today we follow our way back to Bamboo, the trek is downhill, so it shouldn’t be very difficult we descend the most part of our route to Bamboo. We are overnight at Bamboo.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 10
    Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1,760m): 5 - 6 hours

    From Bamboo, it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar followed by a downhill walk to Chhomrong Khola. Then we climb the stone steps to Chhomrong.

    The trail then descends to Jhinu Danda, where we will be resting for the night. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which are just a 15-20 minute downhill walk from Jhinu Danda to soothe our aching body. We are overnight at Jhinu Danna.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 11
    Pokhara: 4-5 hours trek and 2 hours drive to Pokhara

    On the way from Jhinu Danda, we get to enjoy the amazing hill landscape of western Nepal. We have lunch on the way and walk to Siwai after that we take a private jeep to Pokhara today we overnight in Pokhara.

    Including meal: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 12
    Fly to Kathmandu

    In the morning, you will be transferred to the domestic airport and fly to Kathmandu, take a spectacular 40-minute flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer to the Hotel.

    We can take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. If we want to explore any other areas of Kathmandu, we may do that today. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Thai Nepal Travels to celebrate the successful completion of our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Including meal: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 13
    Final Departure

    Our 13 Days Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill in Nepal come to an end today. A representative from Thai Nepal Travels will take you to the airport approximately 2 hours before the scheduled flight. A representative from Thai Nepal Travels will take you to the airport approximately 2 hours before the scheduled flight.

    We hope you have enjoyed the tour with us, and we are sure you will be back making another trip somewhere with Thai Nepal Travels again.

    Including meal: Breakfast

Trip Map

Trip Note

Important Note:

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with THAI NEPAL TRAVELS. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

For the person who cannot continue trek until the end of trekking in case of any reason, he/she please note that there will be no refund. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.

For all accommodations at Annapurna base camp trek are in local lodges on a twin, triple or four-bed sharing basis. If we prefer a single room, we may indicate our preference and get single rooms on request by paying a single supplement. However, there are several places that do not allow single accommodations in the Annapurna base camp.

 

Accommodations

We will be providing you at Hotel Marshyangdi or equivalent in Kathmandu, Hotel Crystal Palace or equivalent in Pokhara and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional.

Meals

During the trek, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

 

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