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15D Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill

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Duration

15

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

10 people

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Languages

English

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp trek, popularly known as ABC Trek is one of the best classic Himalayan treks in the world. The Annapurna Base Camp trek offers a great introduction to rustic mountains and its Himalayan profile. It is among the easy and shorter trek than other high altitude treks in Nepal. This trek incorporates diverse terrain, culture, and wildlife. Along with the most spectacular and close up view of Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri.

Enjoy walking through diverse landscape offering both temperate and alpine climatic zones, highland pastures and barren rocky terrain; endowed by isolated mountain hamlets, temples and monasteries. There’s very few treks in Nepal that incorporates such a great diversity and takes you to the base camp of 8,000m peak in short time period. That is also without forcing you to push your limits.

Also, the ABC trek trail passes through MBC (Machhapuchhre Base Camp). What a blissful moment. Visit two base camps in one trip!

Meticulously designed by Brothers Team’s expert mountain guides, our 15-dayAnnapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill trek allows proper acclimatization with reasonable gain in daily altitude and ample rest in between. This scenic adventure leads you through terraced rice fields, mountain hamlets, high-elevated scenery and lush rhododendron forest before unfolding the majestic peaks that leaves you spell bound.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Have a lifetime experience of hiking on one of the most popular trekking routes in the world.
  • Cover two base camps – Annapurna and Machhapuchhre in one trek.
  • Stunning views of the snow-capped Machhapuchhre (Mt. Fishtail), and many more. In particular, a 360-degree view of Annapurna ranges, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre Himal from the Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Immerse in sunrise over the Annapurnas from atop Poon Hill.
  • See unique flora and fauna, such as rhododendrons, Nepal’s national flower.
  • Relax in the hot water springs at Jhinu Danda after returning from the Base Camp.
  • Start and finish your trip in the lakeside town of Pokhara with its interesting blend of culture, mountaineering history, and restaurants, bars and clubs.

Itinerary

DAY01: Arrive in Kathmandu (Welcome dinner)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will meet our staff and transfer to Hotel. After short rest, we will visit the Swayambhunath Temple, said to be 2500 years Stupa on a hillock, which offers a breath-taking view of Kathmandu City and the Sunset view. This Stupa is the oldest of its kind in Nepal, listed in the UNESCO World Heritage Monument List in 1979. Next; we will visit historic Kathmandu Durbar Square (Hanuman Dhoka) if you are lucky, you will be able to have a glance of living Goddess - Kumari. Welcome dinner with Nepalese traditional cultural show at Nepalese restaurant. After dinner, you may want to stroll along the busy street of Kathmandu city center. Overnight in Kathmandu.

DAY 02: KATHMANDU-POKHARA– TREK TO DHAMPUSH (1650m) (BLD)

After breakfast, we drive to Pokhara through scenic mountain road passing valleys, small towns and rivers. Lunch will be served on the way. Upon arrival in Pokhara, we'll transfer to Phedi (trek starting point) and hike up to Dhampush village. Dhampush village is situated at hill top at 1,700m above sea level. You can have magnificent view of Annapurna ranges and explore local culture and village lifestyle. Dinner and stay overnight at Guest house.

DAY 03: DHAMPUSH- LANDRUK VILLAGE (1565m)(B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will start our journey to Landruk village through forested trails, passing small mountain hamlets. Landruk village offers stunning view of Annaprna South. This place is mostly the inhabited by Gurung ethnic community. Overnight at Landruk village.

DAY 04: LANDRUK- CHOMRONG (2170m) (B/L/D)

After breakfast, our journey will descend to and follows the Modi river upwards, passing through narrow valley, suspension bridge etc. After few hours of walk, we will arrive Jhinu village, our stopover for lunch. We will be climbing up hill to Chomrong village. Chomrong offers you a unique and more up close view of Mt Annapurna south 7219m, Himchuli 6441m, Machapuchhare 6993m and other peaks as well. Overnight at Chomrong village.

DAY 05: CHOMRONG-DOVAN (2520m) (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we start the day's hike. The trail first drops down to Chomrong Khola, then climb to Sinuwa 2380m and passing through the thick forest, we will see the different variety of flora and faunas, beautiful waterfall, before arriving our overnight stay at Dovan.

DAY 06: DOVAN- DEURALI (3200m) (BLD)

After breakfast, our trek will start by following the left bank of the Modi river. We should exercise caution on this route because most of the trails are covered with rocks and some parts are slippery. Then a gradual climb of approx. three and half hour takes you to Deurali. Lunch will be served on the way. Close view of Mt Ganga Purna. Overnight stay at Deurali.

DAY 07: DEURALI- Machapuchhre Base Camp (3700m) Annapurna Base Camp (4100m) (B/L/D)

Wake up early in the morning to watch the beautiful sun rise. After breakfast, it takes approx. three hours to climb up to Machapuchhre Base Camp (MBC) 3,700m (lunch will be served here). After lunch, we we continue to climb up for about 2 hrs to Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) which is our last destination of the trek. In the afternoon we can have a good rest and acclimatize. This is a truly an exhilarating camp site as it is in the midst of the mighty Himalayas. In the south Annapurna, Himchuli, Annapurana I, Glacier Dome, Tent peak, Gangapurna, and Machauchhere (Fishtail). Overnight stay at ABC.

DAY 08: ABC – HIMALAY HOTEL(2920m) (B/L/D)

After breakfast we descend all the way to lunch point which is located near bank of Modi river. After lunch it is an easy walk of another three hours to Himalaya Hotel. It's our overnight stopover.

DAY 09: HIMALAY HOTEL – CHOMRONG (2170 m) (B/L/D)

Today is an easy walk back on the same trail, after two to three hours, will take you to the lunch spot at Kuldighar. After lunch, we descend all the way to Chomrong river then again we climb up to Chomrong, our overnight stay.

DAY 10: CHOMRONG-TADAPANI( 2630 m) (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we’ll start our journey to Tadapani passing thru Kimru Khola village. Lunch will be served on the way. After lunch, climb up hill to Tadapani. a small hamlet located at an elevation of 2590m above sea level. Today, we will climb up roughly about 600m.

DAY 11: TADAPANI-GHOREPANI (2800m) (B/L/D)

Today, we'll walk along the trail showcasing rich rhododendron forests, gloriously cascading sparkling mountain streams and other mystical vistas of nature. The scenery gives you inner power to climb up and immerse you to walk more. After few hours of walking with several breaks in between, we'll reach our destination -- Ghorepani, from where you can enjoy the fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges. Overnight stay in Ghorepani.

DAY 12: GHOREPANI-POON HILL (3200m) – HILE ( 1460m) (B/L/D)

We start the day really early morning and hike up for 1½ hrs to Poon Hill (3210m) for the sunrise view. This brilliant viewpoint provides an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and panoramic views of wide range of Himalayas as far as from the western Himalaya of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. After a great time and lifetime experience, we'll return back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue trek to descend to Hile. Overnight stay in Hile.

DAY 13: HILE -NAYAPOOL-POKHARA 900m (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we will start our trek to Nayapool. After approx. three and half hours of walk, we'll arrive the last point of our trek -- Nayapool, from here we drive back to Pakhara. In the afternoon, side excursion can be done around Fewa Lake. Overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara.

DAY 14: POKHARA-KATHMANDU By private coach (B)

After breakfast, we drive to Kathmandu by coach which takes about 5-6 hours. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, transfer to hotel for overnight stay. You have a free time in evening, which you can utilise for shopping and leisurely stroll of the city.

Day 15: Kathmandu –Fly Home (B)
Day 15: Kathmandu –Fly Home (B)

After breakfast, we bid farewell and drive to airport to fly back home.

Included/Exclude

  • Airport pick up & drop off
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • All meals during trek (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)
  • Best available tea house lodges during trek
  • All ground transportation in Nepal as per itinerary
  • Sleeping bag with inner lining sheet provided
  • Trek permit fee, Annapurna conservation fees
  • Trained guide & porters & their insurance and wages
  • Coordination for quick rescue service in case of emergency (cost to be covered by your insurance plan)
  • Return air ticket (can be arranged with us)
  • Nepal visa fee
  • Personal travel insurance & personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Tips for Trek Guide & Porters

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