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Hiker Himalaya Treks & Expedition

ABC poonhill Trek

Trip code ABCPHT-06
Package name ABC poonhill Trek
Duration 15 Days
Max. elevation 4147 Meter
Level MODERATE
Transportation comfortable Private transportations and super deluxe Touristic bus tickets as itinerary
Accomodation Three-star hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara; and Teahouse lodges during the trek
Starts at kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Pokhara-Naya pul-Ghorepani poon hill-Tadapani-Chhomrong-Machhapuchare Base Camp-ABC-Jhinu dada-Pothana-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Cost USD 1,050 per person

Highlights

Overview

Annapurna base camp and Poon Hill Trekking covers most of the southern scenic region of the Annapurna Himalaya range. A fabulous adventure exploring Magar-Poon and Gurung villages in the close backdrop of high snow mountains. A perfect country, cultural walks of 16 days duration to and from the capital Kathmandu, visiting the scenic city of Pokhara. One of the few treks around the Himalayas that offers visitors, full of exciting and enjoyable times. Where walk leads you from one impressive village to another and staying in the comfort of a nice lodge.

Annapurna base camp and Poon Hill Trekking a short circuit within the mid-hills of massif Annapurna Himalaya. As the walk continues facing constant views of high towering peaks to the end of the treks, having a glorious experience. A perfect grade from moderate to adventurous trekking, without a boring moment on daily walks. Walking in the harmony of beautiful forests and mountains, facing alluring views of dramatic country landscapes.

ABC poon hill Trek starts with an exciting overland journey to reach Nepal Mid-West at a scenic city in Pokhara. Located in a valley full of charming scenery that surrounds this famous touristic city. Pokhara is also a major starting and ending point of all trekking around Annapurna Himalaya and beyond to Mustang and Dhaulagiri. Spending an overnight in a nice hotel close to simmering Phewa Lake, a short drive leads you to the foothills. Then start the adventure walking through nice farm villages, the low areas of mixed tribes of people.

The villagers practice both main religions of the country Hindu and Buddhism, an interesting walk to witness local cultures. Walk on a river gorge facing lovely views of waterfalls near Bhirethati and at Tirkhedhunga villages. As a climb begins on long series of stone steps to reach a large Magar village in Ulleri, overlooking snow-clad peaks. Slowly the trail leads into a cool shade of beautiful rhododendron, pines, and oak forest to reach our first destination.

At Ghorepani village, located on famous Old Trans Himalaya Salt Trade of Nepal to Tibet, that extends towards Upper Mustang. The word Ghorepani is ‘Ghode-Pani’ means a place for a horse to drink water. In the early days till present where a long caravan of a donkey, horses, and mules was used to carry necessary food, etc. Ghorepani stands atop at 2, 850 m high, on the base of the famous Poon Hill for stunning sun-rise views. One of the most popular trekking destinations around the Annapurna region, as well in whole Nepal. Due to its close distance from Pokhara and for a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas range of peaks.

Ghorepani village is inhabited by Poon / Magar the hill tribes of Western Nepal, from Ghorepani early morning climb to Poon Hill. Offers grand vista of sunrise over 360-degree wide panorama of a mountain range from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna to Manaslu Himalayas. Includes ever-present views of Mt. Machhapuchare the Fish-Tail peaks. After an enjoyable time at Poon Hill and Ghorepani, our next adventure leads you to reach Chomrong village.

The door to Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp, the adventure continues heading down and ups to reach Modi River gorge. Walk follows the raging glacial Modi River past a few settlements of Bamboo, Dovan, and Deurali to reach Machhapuchare Base Camp. Located right beneath towering Machhapuchare Himal the Fish-Tail Peak, from here enter the most picturesque Annapurna Sanctuary.

A wonderful walk following the snow mountains to Annapurna base camp, the only base camp that facilitates trekkers a comfort of a nice lodge. Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of the wide mountain range, standing right beneath world 10th high Mt. Annapurna at 8, 091 m. Truly a haven enclosed within undulating snow-mountains at Annapurna base camp, the highest spot of the adventure at 4,130 m. After achieving our goal of an adventure of great experience, walk back on the same path downhill to Chomrong village.

From Chomrong on the alternative trail, walking through Landruk, Tolka village with the last climb up to Deurali. Offers superb views of surrounding landscapes with snow peaks, walk-on gentle downhill to Potana and then at Dhampus village. Where our marvelous walks end taking a drive back to scenic Pokhara to conclude our remarkable adventure Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill Trekking.

Best time for Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill Trek:
One can venture nearly round the year, except on monsoon wet times of mid-June to the midst of September months. The rest of the seasons will be good for this wonderful Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek.

The most preferable season is spring from March to May when days are longer and sunny till late afternoon times. Best for pleasant walks and views of mountains, cold in the morning and night time, around higher hills.

Around spring the hills are alive with wildflowers in bloom. Can expect snowfall and rains sometimes above 2,000 m high. The next best season is autumn from mid-September to November, where days are crystal clear, but shorter days with sunlight due to autumn seasons can be cold in the morning and night time.

One can visit during winter times of December to February, most days are clear with fine weather, cold with freezing temperatures at above 1,800 m high. Can get snowed in some time, around Ghorepani and Tadapani as well on route to Annapurna base camp.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu Valley (1300m):

You will be picked up from the International Airport by our representatives who will transfer you to a good hotel. Our representative will help you with the check in and any required formalities. You can relax at the hotel and have a short trip to our site for any detailed clarification. A warm and authentic Nepali meal will be offered to you at dinner and later you can enjoy some folk cultural music and dance.

Day 2 : Sightseeing around the Valley:

Kathmandu Valley has lots of places of religious and cultural importance. You will be taken for sightseeing around Swayambunath (Monkey Temple with a dome-shaped pilgrimage situated on a hillock), Pashupatinath Temple (one of the largest temples of Lord Shiva), Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bouddhanath, Patan Durbar square. Some of these sites are enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage sites and are definitely worth taking a tour. You will pack your gears and prepare for the trip starting tomorrow.

Day 3 : Drive to Pokhara (850m):

After your early breakfast, you will set out for Pokhara by private vehicle. The tourist bus will take around 7 hours to reach Pokhara, and the ride moves up and down the hilly scenic roads, passing through rivers, terrific terrace-farmed villages, and many more. Pokhara is a small valley surrounded by magnificent mighty mountains: Annapurna, Fish Tail, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, and Manaslu. The valley rests on the bank of Phewa Lake, and the lakeside is a peaceful escape from the hectic capital, Kathmandu. Resting overnight fills you with energy for your marvelous trek beginning early in the morning.

Day 4 : Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Ulleri (1960m)6-7 hour:

Leaving Pokhara behind and driving for an hour and a half, you will find yourself at the starting line of this trek. The trek follows the banks of Modi Khola, passing through the village of Birethanti (1015m). Trekking further and on a small climb, you pass through Hile (1495m) and climb further-reaching your first destination (1960m). The trek is short and serves as a warm-up. You can enjoy the wonderful place, and talk to the friendly locals. Stay overnight at the tea house.

Day 5 : Trek to Ghorepani (2855m)4-5 hour:

After an early breakfast, you will head up a steppe climb to Ulleri. The large Magar village stays at 2080m and gives amazing scenes of dense forests of oak and rhododendrons. Ascend further to Banthali (2250m), and trek to Nangethati (2460m). The walk over the long stairs finally reaches Ghorepani (2855m). Overnight stay in Ghorepani.

Day 6 : Poon Hill (3210m) Excursion and Trek to Tadapani (2630m)/chule 6-7hours:

Hiking very early in the morning, you will follow the best sunrise on this trek. Following the trekking guide, start trekking through the long stairs for the unobstructed sunrise between the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Annapurna range, Fishtail, Lamjung, etc. The splendid sunrise slowly reveals the mountain surrounding you. An extremely panoramic view that will warm you up. Explore the hillock and descend down to Ghorepani. After your breakfast, follow the route that leads to Tadapani. The route passes through forests of rhododendron, and pine forests and ridges on the way.

Day 7 : Trek to sinuwa from tadapani/chule (2170m) 6-7 hour:

Start your day with a steep downhill trek through the rhododendron forests, into the Gurung village. The village is a Gurung community and follows a relatively easy trail from there, reach Chhomrong (2170m) then continue to walk downhill Chhomrong Khola then climb uphill for Sinuwa an overnight stay at Sinuwa. 

Day 8 : Trek to Deurali from sinuwa (3230m)6-7 hours:

Starting an early easy walk from Sinuwa exists till bamboo passing Kuldhighar along from there steep stone staircase takes us to Dhobhan, crossing the suspension bridge and numerous rhododendron and oak forests. Steady and steep climb continuous through the valley towards Himalaya and Hinku Cave, to reach Deurali, and this night will be spent at the lodge in Deurali.

Day 9 : Trek to Annapurna Base Camp from Deurali (4130m)5-6 hours:

This day is fascinating since you will be reaching your main destination of the entire trek; Annapurna Base Camp. After walking across uphill slopes, you will eventually reach the higher elevation with exquisite views of Annapurna peak. Explored back in 1956 the area is now dubbed as the Sanctuary of Gods due to its mesmerizing close-up views of the mountain ranges. Enjoy the panoramic views of Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhare, and Annapurna range. The trek ascends higher through the snow boulders, and small streams form from them. The trail opens up into the sanctuary, following a stream and climbing through a few huts along the moraine. The mighty Mt. Annapurna towers over the sanctuary providing sensational 360-degree panoramic views along with the Machhapuchhare, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, etc. The views here are the highlight of the trek and are a wondrous experience and a great achievement.  Say overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 10 : Trek to Bamboo from ABC (2310m):

Wake up early, and enjoy the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from Base Camp. After breakfast, descend down to Machhapuchare Base Camp, Deurali, Dovan, and reach Bamboo (2310m). Enjoy the magnificent waterfalls from where it begins, the beautiful alpine forests, and great views of Fishtail and Hiunchuli mountains. Overnight in Bamboo.

Day 11 : Trek to Jhinu Danda from Bamboo(1780m) and Hot Spring 5-6 hours:

Ascend steep to Khuldighar and follow the stone steps to Lower Chhomrong. Climb the Upper Chhomrong following the thousand stony steps. Next, descend to Jhinu Danda for an overnight stay. You can enjoy the preferred natural hot spring by following the 15 minutes walk from Jhinu Danda. Relax and release your tiredness in the hot spring.

Day 12 : Trek to Pothana from Jhinu danda(1900m) 7-8 hours:

Descend the trail, and follow the flat land reaching Himal Pani (Mountain water) where you can enjoy the beautiful waterfall. Ascend gently crossing multiple streams and terrace farms reaching Landruk village (1545m), a big village mixed of Gurung, Magar, and Brahmin families. Ascend to Tolka (1700m), and ascend to Bherikharkha. Follow the steep route to Deurali (2100m) savoring the beautiful panorama of the mountain peaks. Descend gradually through the oak forests reaching Pothana. It is a small town inhabited by Gurung communities.

Day 13 : Trek to Dhampus Phedi, and a short drive to Pokhara (850m)3- 3.30 hours:

Descending from Pothana through a gradual descend, you reach Dhampus, and trekking further ahead reaches Dhampus Phedi. You will get onto a private vehicle and drive to Pokhara. The drive takes no more than 30-40 minutes to reach Pokhara, where you will stay for the night.

Day 14 : Drive to Kathmandu:

After your breakfast, get onto the tourist bus and head towards Kathmandu valley. The scenic hilly drive passes through Damauli, Mugling, Kurintar, etc. Enjoy the mountain views, green hills, terraced farms, and daily activities. You can opt to fly to Kathmandu, a 30 minutes flight.

Day 15 : International Departure:

Our representatives will drop you at the airport, a few hours before your scheduled flight and bid farewell with a proper gesture. As you onboard, and fly towards your destination, your memories of the trek will cheer you up, and you will be willing to come back to Nepal for your next adventure.

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