Annapurna Base Camp Via Poon Hill Trekking

5/5 from 3 reviews
  • DestinationNepal
  • Durations12 days
  • Trip DifficultyModerate
  • ActivitiesTour and Trekking
  • AccommodationLodge Trek
  • Mx.altitude4130m.
  • VehicleTourist Bus/Private vehicle/Flight
  • Group SizeMin. 1 Pax

Overview

Highlights

  • Enjoy the nature walk in the Annapurna conservation area.
  • Discover the beauties of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Lamjung Himalayan range.
  • Explore the ethnic culture and lifestyles.
  • Feel the natural hot spring.
  • Walk on the green hills, gorges and surprising landscape.

Nepal boasts numerous trekking routes, yet none compare to the magnificence of the Annapurna Base Camp. Situated amidst nature's grandeur, this iconic mountain leaves spectators awe-struck. From towering peaks to sparkling glacial lakes and ancient monasteries, the Annapurna region offers a plethora of captivating experiences.

Venturing beyond the natural wonders, traditional mountain villages await exploration, inhabited by diverse and multicultural communities. Exploring the customs and traditions of these locals adds another layer to the journey.

The oval-shaped Annapurna Base Camp, approximately 40 km north of Pokhara, is nestled between Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli, accessible only through a narrow valley. The Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill trek is an exhilarating hiking adventure, leading through valleys and Himalayan forests adorned with diverse flower species.

Commencing in Kathmandu, the journey involves a flight to Pokhara and a subsequent drive to Nayapul. The official trek to ABC begins with a short hike to Tirkhe Dhunga, passing through remote villages like Chhomrong, Bamboo, and Deurali before reaching the base camp. After approaching the base camp, the descent takes you back to Bamboo, followed by a rugged trail through Jhinu Danda and Nayapul, culminating in a return to Pokhara.

From Pokhara, stress is alleviated with a direct flight back to the Kathmandu Valley, concluding this unforgettable trekking experience.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trekking

  • Panoramic view of sky-high mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri
  • Natural hot spring bath at Jhinu Danda
  • Hypnotic view of the sunrise and Annapurna massif range from Poon Hill
  • Exploring the dense forest rich in floras and faunas
  • Walkthrough remote villages in Himalaya like Chhomrong and Bamboo
  • Experience of the traditional values and culture of different ethnic groups in the Himalaya

Best time for Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trekking

Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trekking offers its enchanting beauty throughout the year, making it an ideal destination for any month or day. Regardless of the time, the region invites exploration of monasteries, village strolls, and interactions with locals. The primary variation lies in the changing scenery with the seasons.

Spring, a prime trekking season, showcases a splendid landscape adorned with lush greenery. Trees and flowers bloom, creating a dazzling valley. The weather at Annapurna Base Camp in spring is warm, with the sun gracing the region from early morning.

Autumn is another ideal time, starting in mid-September and lasting for three months. As the scorching heat of summer wanes, dry leaves fall, preparing the region for winter. Although the days are more favorable than the chilly nights, the temperature ranges from 12-21 degrees Celsius.

Even in winter, Annapurna Base Camp sees a fair number of trekkers attracted by the astonishing views, despite the cold. With temperatures dropping to -20 degrees Celsius, mornings and nights are chilly, creating a magical winter landscape. Each season offers a unique perspective, ensuring a captivating experience year-round.

Similar Trips you may like: Ghorepani Poonhill short trek | Ghorepani- Poon Hill Trekking | Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

Detail Itinerary

Cost Details

Cost Includes

Transport

  • All Airport, Bus Park and Hotel transfer with private vehicles.
  • Both way (Round trip) tourists Bus KTM-Pokhara-KTM (But it can be customized according to your requirement about Flight).
  • Round Trip Pokhara –Nayapul and then Jhinu - Pokhara private Vehicles
  • Transfer to Nepali restaurant

Accommodations

  • Kathmandu (2 Nights): 2** Category Hotel (But it can be customized according to your requirement about the hotel).
  • Pokhara: 2**Category Hotel (But it can be customized according to your requirement about Hotel).
  • Annapurna Base camp Trekking: Best Available Lodge Accommodation during treks on twin sharing basis room.

Meals

  • There are multiple selections in meals item in Annapurna base camp trekking. But, it can be basic and may not have choices in the menu some of the rest places.
  • Breakfast: includes full trip.
  • Lunch: During the trekking (includes full trip)
  • Dinner: During the trekking (includes full trip)

Guide and Porter

  • Trekking Guide leader in mountains.
  • 1 Sherpa porter for 2 trekkers in a mountain.

Trekking Package

  • Best Lodge Accommodations Mountain, all meals during trekking, all necessary staff with an experienced leader (guide) and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging.

Taxes and Entrance Fees

  • All the applicable services charges, government taxes, all necessary paperwork and permits (Annapurna Conservations Area permit, TIMS Card).

Others

  • Good Vibe Adventure’s t-shirt, Down Jacket, sleeping bag and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are 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.
  • Good Vibe Adventure offers you Farewell Dinner on last night.
 

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal Visa fee (bring accurate USD cash and two passport photographs).
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara city.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, bottle or boiled water & Hot Drinks Tea and Coffee, Hot Shower, Batteries charge, Heater during the Trek and Sweet things like desert).
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from mountain.
  • Tips for the guide, porter. (Tipping is voluntary).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Dates & Availability

  • 14th Apr 2024From Kathmandu
    25th Apr 2024To Kathmandu
    guaranteed 7
    US $675Per person
  • 20th Apr 2024From Kathmandu
    1st May 2024To Kathmandu
    limited 3
    US $675Per person
  • 25th Apr 2024From Kathmandu
    6th May 2024To Kathmandu
    guaranteed 4
    US $675Per person

Good to Know

Things you will get to see & experience during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Panoramic View of the Mountains in the Himalaya

There is no way a trek in the Himalayas comes without spellbinding views. But when it's Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trekking, the picture is completely different.

The campsite is a real treasure in every sense while the routes are no less than spectacular. From the moment you land at Pokhara, you can spot an incredible view of Annapurna all along the way.

The trail to the base camp provides you with more than a dozen snow peaks vista. From the Poon Hill alone, you can witness the breathtaking view of Dhampus, Gangapurna, and even Annapurna II.

Culturally Rich Villages

If you want to know what Nepalese culture is like then don't miss exploring the villages near and far to Annapurna Base Camp. For many years, the region has had remote villages inhabited by indigenous tribe and ethnic groups.

Hence, traversing even one of these villages would mean to track down every little and big detail of their culture. You can simply learn about the cultural assimilation here and how different castes respond to the same festivals.

The suburbs in the Annapurna region signifies what melting pot of cultures means. You can easily notice that the people here are unified and how different ethnic groups are integrated.

Heavenly Ghorepani Village

Blessed with such magical forest and amicable locals, how can one not fall in for Ghorepani Village. It won’t take seconds before you feel the place as better as to be in the home.

The place is completely otherworldly with a stunning forefront view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. During spring the village looks nothing but terrific with full bloom rhododendrons all through the valley and hills.

Every house in Ghandruk is intact and looks identical to others. They are styled like a typical Nepalese remote village with slated roofs.

Beautiful Sunrise from Poon Hill View Point

Only a few places as Poon Hill have the dynamism to attract such many travellers who’re on their way to Annapurna Base Camp. The hill station is a heaven on the earth from where you can discern so many incredible views at once.

First would be the sunrise vista which is what Poon Hill is so famous for. Next, it’s the phenomenal sight of snow peaks like Dhampus, Annapurna III and Gurja Himal.

Like it's sunrise, the viewpoint also has the best sunset with dynamic landscapes to offer. Fortunately, Poon Hill always manages to have better sunshine that provides dazzling views. It’s fascinating how you can see the entire valleys from the hill and even the nearby forests and woods.

Relaxing Hot Spring bath in Jhinu Danda

Hot spring bath in Jhinu Danda is one of the best things to happen during Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trekking. Exhausted from walking miles long trails and for so many days, the bath works as a healer.

Within minutes after dunking into the pool, you start feeling relaxed. This is the reason most trekkers stop by Jhinu Danda while retracing steps back from Bamboo.

The natural spring bath is just 20 minutes far from the village where you’ll also spend the night.

Exploring Pokhara (Optional)

Pokhara is undoubtedly the most pleasant escape to have from the city hussle. There isn’t a place in Nepal that offers as much natural diversity and tranquil lakes as much as this city.

So, it’s always comforting to visit Pokhara on return from Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trekking. Given that, it’s not compulsory that you must visit the city neither it’s prescribed on the itinerary.

It’s great if you trip through the markets of Pokhara and also visit the lakes and waterfalls. But not doing so would as well make no difference either to your trip.

Travellers‘ reviews

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    Annie

    24th Dec 2019

    Inspiring trekking

    It is really unforgettable journey on the ABC trip. The company gave us a good arrangement, The trek guide, Ram, is quite experienced in...

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    Henry Tran

    10th May 2019

    Annapurna Base Camp Trekking

    We took the ABC trip with Good Vibe Adventure. The tour was in 1 week.

    Price: Good. Reasonable. Include everything we need.
    Staff:...

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    PenelopeMD

    1st Oct 2013

    Muuuuuuy good experience

    By chance we met with them to reach Nepal. They offered their services and how is normal, always wondering if we would have any...

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