Set your foot at the bottom heart of Annapurna Base Camp where you are surrounded by snow and many 8000m peaks.

Set your foot at the bottom heart of Annapurna Base Camp where you are surrounded by snow and many 8000m peaks.

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP AND GHOREPANI POON HILL TREK

14 Days | Round-Trip from Kathmandu

LEVEL: Moderate

TYPE: Trekking

HIGHEST ELEVATION: 4,130m

From $779

The combination of Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offer both panoramic view of the Annapurna mountain range from top of Poon Hill and close up view of it when you set your foot at the bottom heart of Annapurna Base Camp.  The hike into the base camp (also call Annapurna Sanctuary) travel through difference landscape passing many Gurung settlements, dense bamboo and rhododendron forests into the high river valleys and finally trekkers are surround on all sides by spectacular snow-capped peaks like Annapurna I (8,091m) and its sisters Annapurna South (7,219m) to the north, good view of  Hiunchuli (6,441 m) and the iconic peak of Machhapuchhare (6,993 m), known as Fishtail Mountain to the south.

From Nayapul, we set out on trail follow upstream of Modi river draining from the glacier high above the base camp passing several villages, with trail are broad and well maintained, especially between Tirkhedunga and Ulleri where local Gurungs buit a stairway of more than 3,000 stone steps. Above Ulleri the trail ascent gradually though rhododendron forests to Ghorepani, a mountain pass overlooking at the deep Kali Gandaki valley wedged between two 8,000 peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Morning hike to Poon Hill to witness the sunrise over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himal from this bird's eye viewpoint is undoubtedly one of the best sights within Himalaya. 

Another two days pass through dense forest with overnight stay at Tadapani, another spot for morning sunrise with Annapurna South, Machhapuchhare appear behind the cloud and Chomrong, the last village in the Modi Khola. Above Chomrong, the trail to Annapurna Sanctuary is zigzag up and down through bamboo and rhododendron forest then out on the rocky steep trail to Deurali with impressive Machhapuchare and Annapurna peak following you everywhere while walking. After three strenuous days we will arrive Machhapuchare Base Camp (3,700m/12,139ft) early in the day, take the optional hike to the hill behind the camp to see beautiful snow peaks of “queen of the mountain” miss Fish Tail. Wake up for another morning hike to the snowfield and the edge of glacier toward Annapurna Base Camp, on the way when the first sun rays of the day drop down on the mountain changes the color of the sky from dark blue to lighter blue you just want to stop in silent and bow and when it paint the summit of Annapurna with orange color, you will find every breath is a prayer.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

➡ Set your foot at bottom heart of Annapurna Base Camp where you are surrounded all side by giant himalaya peaks of Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m).

➡ Sunrise over Annapurna and Dhauraghili from top of Poon Hill, best sights within Himalaya

➡ Set out on pilgrim walk in early moring from Machhapuchhare Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp to witness color changing magic over mountain

➡ Have your tired legs relax in Jhinu Danda hotsprings with close to the river and jungle, An experience not to be miss.

➡ Trails through differences landscape from rice terraces fields to Rhododendron forest with Annapurna and Machhapurce mountain view follow you while walking.

+ See Itinerary

Day 1: Kathmandu

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara by bus (B), Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul (1,070m/3,510ft), 1/2 hours - trek to Tikhedhunga (1,570m/5,150ft), 4 hours (B/L/D), Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani (2,750m/9,022ft), 6 hours (B/L/D), Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Day 5: Sunrise hike to Poon Hill (3,210m/1,0531ft) then continue to Tadapani (2,650m/8,694ft), 7-8 hours, (B/L/D), Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Day 6: Trek to Chomrong (2,170m/7,119ft), 5 hours, (B/L/D), Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Day 7: Trek to Dovan (2,600m/8,530ft), 6-7 hours, (B/L/D), Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Day 8: Trek to Deurali (3,300m/10,826ft), 3 hours, (B/L/D), Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Day 9: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,549ft), 5 hours, (B/L/D), Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Day 10: Descent to Bamboo (2310m/7,578ft), 8 hours, (B/L/D), Accommodation: Mountain Lodge

Day 11: Descent to Jhinu Danda (1,780m/5,839ft) via Chomrong, 7 hours, (B/L/D), Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,549ft)

Day 12: Trek to Nayapul, 5 hours then drive to Pokhara by Car, (B/L/D), Accommodation: Hotel

Day 13: Fly to Kathmandu, (B/D), Accommodation: Hotel

Day 14: Departure from Kathmandu, (B)

Note: B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner,

 

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FROM OUR TRAVELERS

NAMASTE at Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m

NAMASTE at Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m

U70 lady posing perfect headstand yoga in Tadapani, Nepal

U70 lady posing perfect headstand yoga in Tadapani, Nepal

Witnessing first sun ray of the day in the morning in Annapurna Base Camp

Witnessing first sun ray of the day in the morning in Annapurna Base Camp

Trekking Essentials

 

FAQS


+ What is included in the tour package?

INCLUDING:

  • Airport pickup/drop off and transportation described in itinerary
  • Doulbe/Twin Deluxe Room at 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Basic Twin Room at Mountain Lodge during trekking
  • Meals Described in Itinerary, 2 hot drinks per day on trekking
  • Trekking permits and TIMS
  • Local English speaking guide who have many years experience with good trails knowledge can answer your questions during the trip. Basic first aid knowledge first aid kit provided.
  • Porters carrying a maximum of 20kg (Two guests share a porter). Guests who want extra kilograms we would like to collect $3/kg/day and money give directly to the porter.
  • Insurance for all employees
  • Top1Trekking support Before / During / After tour completion
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter Service (Urgent Case)

EXCLUDING

  • Personal expenses: City meals not included in the schedule, Mountain water heating fees, Electronic equipment charge, Telephone / Laundry / Water.
  • Tips for staff (Referral Fee $ 7/1 day depending on level of satisfaction)
  • Horseback riding (if needed) - Rates range from $ 50 to $ 100 per day, depending on the hour.
  • VISA Entry visa to Nepal ($25/40/100) for (15 days/1 month/3 months)
  • Travel insurance covers medical evacuation costs in the event of an emergency

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+ When is the best time to do Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Annapurna Base Camp Trek is comfortable tea house trekking which can be done whole year, Spring time (Mar-May) Rhododendron blooming in many places give this trip an extra appeal, Autumn (Sep-Dec) sky are generally clear with outstanding views, Flowers and plants are at their growing peak during monsoon (Jun-Aug). In winter time (Dec-Feb) is cold but the view is excellent.

+ How much physically fit should you be for Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

You should be reasonably fit as we will be hiking 3–7 hours per day and some day ascents/descents on steep mountainous terrain at elevations ranging from 1,070m/3,510ft to a maximum of 4,130m/13,545ft at Annapurna Base Camp. Some days will be rest days with optional hikes to properly acclimatize.

+ Am I likely to get Altitude Sickness?

Altitude Sickness is the effect of altitude on those who ascent too rapidly to elevations above 3,000 meters and it does not related to fitness level or age. The basic early symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, loss of appetite and sleeplessness and you should not ignore any symptoms. GO SLOWLY, listen to your body, be aware of any symptoms and listen to your guide.

+ Do I need a travel insurance?

Yes, Travel insurance is highly recommended which should cover emergency flights, medical expenses, pricing between 50$ to 75$ for two weeks period and more for longer period, "dangerous activities" should also be mentioned in document. Send the insurance paper to us before the trip so we can assist you in case of emergency.

+ What about simple medical treatment on the trek?

Trekking in the mountain for long time may have small accidents so we prepare our First-Aid set and our guide pass first-aid level I trainning.

+ Is it safe to drink water?

No, it is not safe to drink water directly from the source draining from the mountain, buying mineral water from lodges or bring your water purification tools or tablets to help saving conserve our environment. We will offer free water tablets during the trek

+ How to pack for the trek?

High in Himalayas mountain, the weather changes very quick sometimes it is extremely hot under the sun and other time it changes to cold and windy so the more layers the better. Clothes are easy to get out or wear is a good choice. See DETAIL

+ Do I need to carry sleeping bag?

Yes, it is better to bring sleeping bag as tea house room does not keep warm enough when the temprature drop down. Renting a sleeping bag in Kathmandu will cost you $1 or $2 per day.

+ Does crampons is required for the trek?

Crampons are not necessary. Instead of crampons, carry micro spikes which are not technical, lightweight to carry, cheaper and fit any shoe size.

+ Will we be using tents and mattresses for the trek?

No. There are teahouses along the trek. We will not need tents or mattresses.

+ How about Accommodation?

Tea Houses (Lodges) Most of popular trail in three main popular trekking regions of Langtang/Annapurna/Everest have well-established lodges with private room, some are in certain level of comfort while others maybe dirty, remember to bring your own sleeping bag for a good night sleep. The dining room is downstairs and often have fire during cold weather, toilet facilities will be separate, sometimes outside.

+ Where can I leave my stuff before the trek?

Anything you don’t want to take on the trek with you can be stored at your hotel or in our office. We suggest you ensure your bag is lockable.

+ What kind of food can I expect?

Most Tea House offer a good range of dish: Pasta, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season). Hot drinks like chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks.

+ Who will be my guide?

On local guide can speak English who have been to the relevant areas numerous times, are experienced, knowledgeable who can explain about trails, cultural and any sight that catches your eye. They are all authorized licensed guides with the Government of Nepal.

+ Do I need porters for the trek?

Depending on your personal interest. Hiring porters allow enjoying your trek without carrying a heavy bag and improving the income of the local community. Help us to keep an eye on your porters just as he will keep an eye on you.

+ How much can a porter carry?

On average a porter can carry 20kg of your gear and equipments and 5kg of their own backpacks. Every extra kg we will charge 3$/kg/day and the money should give directly to porter.

+ Are Guides/Porters are well-taken care?

Yes, our guides/porters have insurance covered, have proper waterproof clothing and shoes.

+ What is your suggestion of customized itinerary?

Pokhara, a scenic city with beautiful lake side views is a good destination to relax your legs after the long trek, there are plenty activities here to keep you busy. There fore extend few more days or take a flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara to save time.

Kathmandu is rich in cultural therefore if you fond of visiting religious sight you can extend few more days to visit some of UNESCO heritage within the valley such as the sacred Hindu temple of Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath Nepal's largest buddhist stupa

 

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