Annapurna Base Camp Trek 14 Days

Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill

  • Trip Start

    Kathmandu

  • Trip End

    Kathmandu

  • Group Size

    Min 1- Max 12

  • Transportation

    Flight/Land

  • Max Altitute

    4,130m

  • Accomadation

    Hotel in Cities + tea houses in trek

  • Best Season

    February- June, September - December

  • DifficultyLevel3

    Trip Grade

    Moderate
Starting From/Per person $ 1150 USD
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Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill is regarded as one of the best trekking trips in Himalayas of Nepal. ABC Trek has an amazing walking routes through landscape, Culture, terraced fields, Gurung Village and a wide range of Flora and fauna. Being a moderate trekking trail of Annapurna region it offers a magnificent panoramic views of Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Tent Peak, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, and Annapurna South. These 11 Days Annapurna Base Camp trek will not only allow you to witness the Himalaya view but also a rich ecology along with the wonderful combination of Himalayan Culture and Lifestyle.

Annapurna Base Camp Poon Hill Trek allow proper acclimatization. You will trek through the lush forests of Annapurna region by playing hide and seek inside the Rhododendron, oak, Bamboo trees. Experience the Panoramic and heavenly feeling in Annapurna Base Camp. We follow Annapurna Base Camp through the Poon Hill viewpoint that gives the picturesque views of the majestic mountains and Sunrise. Following the trail you will witness the local lifestyle and culture of many Gurung villages in Ghandruk, Chhomrong, Tadapani. The trail leads you different destination from Tadapani to Chhomrong, Sinuwa, Deurali, Machhapuchre Base Camp, (3,700m) and final destination at Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). While the Bambo, Dobhan, Deurali, Chhomrong are on the way back to Pokhara. In general, this 11 days Annapurna and Poonhill trek is the best itinerary for those who has short time but still dream to include Ghorepani Poonhill and Annapurna Base Camp from your arrival to departure.

These itinerary lead to base camp and it is particularly design to travelers who have limited time schedule and wish to Complete the Trekking. Annapurna Base Camp via Poonhill trek start with early Morning flight to Pokhara and then finally will head north east towards Ghandruk, ascending to to Chhomrong, deurali and finally the Annapurna Base camp where we see a fantastic sight of mountain ranges from Hiunchuli, past Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,097m/26,566ft) Gangapurna,Khangsar Kang, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhare. Then we return to Nayapul through bamboo and on the way back we stop at Jhinu Danda to relax in the natural hot springs.

With or without experience, this trek is doable by all. Savour the perfect experience of Nepal Himalayas Trekking along with mixture of culture within shortest amount of time. Perfect for somebody who is in busy schedule. For those who wish to go on a even more adventurous trip with more relaxed manner in Annapurna region can check out our other 14 Days Annapurna Base Camp Trek itinerary. Our highly experienced team and friendly guides will certainly make your trek a memorable one.

Highlights of Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill

  • Fulfill dream to visit ABC (4,130m) in short period of time.
  • Scenic flights from and to Kathmandu.
  • Experience Local peoples, Cultures, Food, and Lifestyle.
  • Hike throughout the beautiful Rhododendrons forest
  • Best sunrise views background on the chain of Himalayas from Poonhill (3210)
  • Short ABC Trek which start and end in Kathmandu.
  • 360 degree views of the Annapurna mountain ranges and Massive Annapurna glacier
  • Panoramic Annapurna views of 10 peaks over 6000m
  • Relaxing at Natural Hot springs.

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Detailed Itinenary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m). Transfer to Hotel.

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Include Meals: Welcome Dinner

From the beginning of inquiry, you will have travel representative to talk through email, phone call, social media or any desire medium who will give you an honest assessment of this trip and make sure to experienced difference. This personal service and warm welcome will also await at Tribhuvan International Airport at Kathmandu, Nepal where Aspiration Adventure English Speaking representative will be on hand all the time waiting with your name plate and transferred to hotel. There will be a Pre-trip meeting, so make sure to ask all the questions. You can take this opportunity to hire or buy any trekking equipment at market or explore the tourist colorful market Thamel Bazaar down Town. Excellent books and coffee shops, extensive markets, novelty and handicraft shops variation with fantastic center of cultural and spiritual significance. In evening, there will be welcome dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant with cultural performances which will introduce you to the country's food. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02:

Morning Flight to Pokhara (827m) & trek to Tikhedhunga (1495m)

Distance: 5 - 6 hours trek

Accommodation: Standard lodge/teahouse

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After Breakfast at Hotel, You will be transfer to domestic airport to catch flight to Pokhara. It is just 30 minutes flight rewarding experience of flying with the clouds with scenic Himalayas and tranquil lake. Upon arrival at Pokhara airport, you board a vehicle and drive to Nayapul and start our trek. Our destination for today is Tikhedhunga. The trail begins with an easy walk towards Birethanti set at the altitude of (1,025m) and located near the river Modi river. In Birethanti, our trekking guide will take care of all formalities at the ACAP office. then we continues towards north bank of Bhurungdi Khola through villages. We climbs steadily up the side of the Hile (1495m) and after the short climb, reach our destination for today Tikhedhunga(1570m). Lunch will be serve en route in Ramghai. Overnight at lodge in Tikhedhunga. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 03:

Trek Tikhedhunga (1495m) to Ghorepani (2850m)

Distance: 6 -7 hours trek

Accommodation: Standard lodge/teahouse

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast you will continue trek to Ghorepani via Ulleri Village. Ghorepani lies at the height of 2860m and takes approximately 5 hours to reach from Tikhedhunga. Firstly, We reach Ulleri, climbing more than 3000 stone paved step. After a short walk from Ulleri, the trail goes beyond the wonderful forest of Rhododendron and Oak, Passing through the Banthanti and Nangethati will take us to Ghorepani - a gateway to Poon Hill. During winter months, the trail can be covered with snow. Check-In at Lodge then, admire the amazing mountains views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range to the north and west with cup of coffee/tea. Overnight at the guesthouse in Ghorepani. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 04:

Early Morning Hike to Poonhill (3210m), Back to Ghorepani (2850m) and Continue trek to Tadapni (2500m)

Distance: 5 - 6 hours trek

Accommodation: Standard lodge/teahouse

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we wake up early in the morning and hike up to Poon Hill to catch the first ray of the sun striking the Annapurna Mountain range. You will be wake up by guide to take you to the marvelous viewpoint of the trip. It takes about 45 minutes to reach the view point. From the Viewpoint of Poonhill you will catch breathtaking views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak, Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchare, Hiunchuli, Manaslu, Lamjung and many more. Grab a cup of tea/coffee and enjoy the awe-inspiring views. After, spending enough time we return back to Ghorepani, take breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani. Along the view of Mountains and village settlement. We descend to the Banthanti, then turn off to Tadapani. Overnight at guesthosue in Tadapani. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Day 05:

Trek Tadapani to Sinuwa (2,340m)

Distance: 6 - 7 hours trek

Accommodation: Standard lodge/teahouse

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today we wake up early and enjoy the view of Machhapuchhre and continue our trek. In Tadapani, we come across two route that divides Ghandruk and Chhomrong. Leaving the trail back to Ghandruk, we continue our route through the dense forest and Upper Modi Valley. On the way enjoy spectacular view of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli and Ganggapurna. From Chhomrong, we follow the stone steps and descend to Chhomrong River, then trail begins slow ascend to Sinuwa. Overnight at the teahouse in Sinuwa. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 06:

Trek Sinuwa to Deurali (3,230m)

Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Accommodation: Standard lodge/teahouse

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After Breakfast at Sinuwa, we continue trek to Deurali. Today is easy day through forest of rhododendron, bamboo and Oak will take you to Kuldhigar which is about 2.5 to 3 hrs walking. From Khuldhigar, we hike down to Bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with a few steep sections. The trail is filled with bamboo forests and blooming Rhododendron trees. Reaching Himalayan Hotel the forest open up and sun again starts with astounding views. Through these all, we hike from Hinku cave to reach Deurali. Overnight at the guesthouse in Deurali. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 07:

Trek Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m) via Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)

Distance: 4-5 hours trek

Accommodation: Standard lodge/teahouse

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast the trail lead us into the heart of the Sanctuary at the Annapurna Base Camp. The trail goes uphill for few hours passing some roofless shepherds huts along the side of a moraine - this area is windy and often snowbound. The trail climbs on past the Machhapuchre Base Camp, which isn’t really a base camp since climbing the mountain is not permitted. When you arrive at Machhapuchhre Base Camp, you will have again the nice view of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Gandharva Chuli, Glacier Dom, Annapurna III, Gangapurna etc. From here it is a two-hour trek to Annapurna Base camp, which offers spectacular views. The rest of day you have time to explore around and relax at the base camp as per your interest. Overnight at guesthouse in Annapurna Base Camp. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 08:

Trek Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m)

Distance: 6-7 Hours trek

Accommodation: Standard lodge/teahouse

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After Breakfast at Annapurna base camp we retrace our steps to Bamboo to about 1700 meters. We follow the same Walking trail down today to Machhapuchhre base camp, Deurali and Dobhan and finally to Bamboo through the bank of Modi Khola. Overnight at the guesthouse in Deurali. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 09:

Trek Bamboo to Jhinu (hot spring) (1780m)

Distance: 5-6 hours trek

Accommodation: Standard lodge/teahouse

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After Breakfast at Bamboo, we follow the same trail until Chhomrong. We continue to retrace our steps through the rhododendron and bamboo forest, where the trail descends very steeply from Chhomrung village, about 40 min downhill walk past Taulung will finally bring you to the Jhinu Hill. Once at the Jhinu, you will take a short rest at the lodge and walk down to the natural hot spring. Take a dip into the hot spring and relax your tired muscles and hike back to Hotel. Overnight in a gueshouse in Jhinu. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)

Day 10:

Jhinu Danda to Pokhara; Fly back to Kathmandu

Distance: 2 Hours walk; 2 hours drive; 25 minutes flight

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Include Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Farewell Dinner

Today is our short day of trekking where we will walk approximately two hour to the pick up point Matque/Siwai where our Jeep will await, drive back to Pokhara and Take flight back to Kathmandu. On arrival transfer to hotel and spend the day at leisure or explore around. You can also walk around the city and do shopping for your loved ones and relatives. In the evening, there will be a Farewell Dinner hosted by Aspiration Adventure at one of the Nepali authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural show to celebrate the successful trekking.

Day 11:

Departure or extend your trip

Include Meals: Breakfast

It's your last day in Nepal! Grab hygenic breakfast, then take last-minute shopping and explore around the market or relax at hotel in Kathmandu. You will be advised and assisted for onward travel arrangements to make sure that you arrive at Airport three hours before your flight departs. Our airport representative will drop you to the airport for your International flight as per your flight schedule. We will exchange our good-byes and now you will be leaving Nepal, armed with all the good memories and unforgettable Experience. We know and hope that you will always remember this trip and after return home tell stories of your amazing experiences in Nepal. If you want to explore more of Nepal or the Himalayan countries Bhutan and Tibet, Please do let us know.

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What’s Included

Price Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off by a private vehicle.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a 3 star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • All meals (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Standard Guesthouse (Teahouse) accommodation during the trek
  • Local Aspiration Adventure Experienced, English-speaking and government-license trekking guide
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Food, accommodation, salary, equipment and medicine for all field staff
  • Domestic flights Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu *(if needed)
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Private Vehicle Service between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Official expenses

What's Not Included

  • Nepal Visa fee. You can easily obtain a visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photo.
  • International flights airfares.
  • Meals not specified in the ‘Meal Inclusions’ in the above itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu than the schedule itinerary
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, alcoholic, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected

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Important Notes

Best time to trek

There are six seasons but it translates as Spring (March to May), Summer/Monsoon (June to August), Autumn (Mid-September to November) and Winter (December to February). Autum and Spring are regards as the best season for Annapurna Base Camp Trekking. Autum is dry season which offers clear blue sky, moderate warm temperarture with outstanding views. Spring is also another best season as trail are bloom with red and rhododendrons and many other flowers found in annapurna region. Therefore, If you want to avoid crowd then winter (December to February) could be another option but it will be cold and will snow so, you need to prepare well with appropriate packaging. Although this trip can be experience during winter and monsoon seasons too, though it is not suitable for everyone. Trekking in the Summer/Monsoon seasons (June, July & August) will be affected by rain and Summer trek could be a asset for botanist. February, March, April, May, June, October, November, December are the best time to do Annapurna Base Camp trek. To be sincere, with the right equipment, gear, clothing and a experience guide annapurna hiking is possible even during off seasons. We at Aspiration Adventure organize trip throughout the year and always here to help with everything you need.

Accomodation

We will accommodate you in the deluxe 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Guest houses and teahouses are the available accommodation during the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. All the Accommodations are on twin sharing basis. However, Single Supplement can be provided upon request at additional cost. The rooms in Kathmandu and Pokhara are fitted with air conditioners and have en-suite bathrooms with 24-hour hot water. Other amenities include wi-fi, restaurant, coffee shop, and bar. During the trek, there are teahouses with basic facilities. Some accommodations provide attached bathroom; however, most offer shared bath and rest rooms.