Annapurna Poon Hill Trekking-15 days

Trip Level
Moderate
Destination
Nepal
Trip Duration
15 Days

Overview

Trekking Highlights:

 Annapurna  Poon Hill  Trekking is said to be "Marvelous combination of scenic Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp Within high green hills covered with lovely tree lines of rhododendron and pines Enjoy visiting traditional farm villages of Poon-Magar and Gurung people Scenic Ghorepani village on Old Trans Himalayan Salt and Caravan Trail to Tibet Super sunrise views of 360° wide mountain panorama from Poon Hill Walk into beautiful Annapurna Sanctuary enclosed by array of high peaks.”

Trip Profile:  

Trip Mode: On hotels and lodge basis on treks.

Trek Grade: Moderate to Adventurous walks.

People and Culture: Populated by Gurung and Poon-Magar people on high green hills of both Hindu and Buddhism religions of varied colorful impressive cultures.

Highest spot: At Poon Hill 3,210 m and Annapurna BC 4,130 m high.

The region of Trekking: Nepal Far North Mid-West Annapurna Region.

Duration of walks: 09 Nights and 10 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara).

Total Trip: 14 Nights and 15 Days (Arrival to final departure).

Seasons: Nearly all months of the year except monsoon June to August wet seasons, March to May wild-flowers are in blooming time, with clear morning for views and pleasant day for walks, October to December another best months for clear views of mountain scenery, morning  and night times will be cold as per altitude wise.

Introduction:

Annapurna  Poon Hill  Trekking, where the adventure leads you from warm low paddy fields to enchanting green woodland and farm hill villages to remorseless fields of ice and glaciers at Annapurna Base Camp, within scenic Sanctuary enclosed within amphitheater of peaks.

Annapurna  Poon Hill  Trekking truly delight travelers a wonderful combination of high hills walks to dramatic view-point hill at Poon Hill facing stunning sunrise over a chain of Western Himalayan peaks, which includes world’s three highest mountains Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu range.

The adventure continues with constant views of peaks all the way reaching right in the heart of Annapurna Himalaya at base camp within scenic and magnificent areas of Annapurna Sanctuary.

Truly an inspiring journey around Nepal North Mid-West Himalaya nothing can beat the experience like on this walks, where route leads you from sub-tropical to cooler alpine zone to reach arctic terrain of ice and glaciers at Annapurna Base Camp.

 Annapurna  Poon Hill  Trekking of little more of week duration covering 9 to 10 days of beautiful scenic walk in the harmony of local lively cultures of Poon-Magar and Gurung of both Hindu, Buddhist religions witness its colorful culture as walk leads you from one nice village to another with constant views of Annapurna peaks.

Beginning our exciting journey Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp trekking taking a short drive from the popular touristic spot at Pokhara where walk leads you to high mid-hills to reach Ghorepani village in the midst of rhododendron forest, where hike takes you at famous view-point Poon Hill and then adventure continues further north to Annapurna Base Camp.

Where walk leads you to ups and downhill with ever-present views of mountains then entering deep gorge of Modi River, then following the river upstream right up to its glacial source at Annapurna Base Camp, located within magnificent Sanctuary and right beneath Annapurna I, world’s tenth highest mountains.

At Annapurna Base Camp with time to enjoy the breath-taking scenery of surrounding giant peaks then walking back with long descend to reach at the warmer country for the drive to picturesque Pokhara, after an overwhelming adventure and great experience on  Annapurna  Poon Hill  Trekking with grand super guidance and service of Nepal High Point Trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins on air) -06 hrs overland ride.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul or beyond and trek to Ulleri 1,960 m - 06 hrs.                                                                     

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m - 05 hrs.                                                                                                                 

Day 06: Morning hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m trek to Tadapani 2,630 m - 05 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Chomrong 1,955 m - 06 hrs.              

Day 08: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.

Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720 m -06 hrs.

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 04 hrs.

Day 11: Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.

Day 12: Trek to Jhinu village with hot spring 1,700 m - 06 hrs. 

Day 13: Trek to Kyume on the road head and drive to Pokhara -05 hrs.

Day 14: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 15: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.


Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching Kathmandu international airport received by our staff and guide with a warm welcome then transfer to your hotel in the center of Kathmandu city, after getting refreshed in your rooms join for group briefing regarding your stay in Nepal, where guides will provide information about the trek-local lodge-hotels-culture and other necessary information related to this trekking.

Day 02: Free day in Kathmandu trek preparation with an optional tour around world heritage sites.

In Kathmandu, a free day reparation for Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp trekking with optional sightseeing around Kathmandu, as the valley is steeped with many world heritage sites and important monuments and religious-historical sites.

Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins on air) -06 hrs overland ride.

The morning after early breakfast transfer for a long drive of 5 to 6 hours of exciting drive to reach the scenic city in Pokhara, located Nepal Mid-West a warmer country but with incredible views of Annapurna Himalaya that reflects on its calm Begnas and Phewa Lakes. On reaching Pokhara then transfer to a nice hotel by the lakeside of Phewa Lake, with to wander around the lakeshore full of stores, shops, restaurants, and hotels. (For interested people can take 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu).

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul or beyond and trek to Ulleri 1,960 m - 06 hrs.                                                                                                                                

With pleasant nigh-stop at Pokhara, morning leads with a short drive to reach the starting point of the trek at Nayapul town or beyond to Bhirethati village, a nice place on the side of Modi River. The walk starts heading with slow uphill trail past farm villages overlooking cascading waterfalls entering forest within farm areas and then climb to reach Tirkhedhunga, a nice farm village close to its beautiful waterfalls. From Tirkhedhunga morning walks up the ill on stone paved steps all the way to reach a high ridge top at Ulleri village for overnight stops after a tough walk of few hours. Ulleri a large Gurung and Magar village facing views of rolling hills and snow-capped peaks of Annapurna South, Huin Chuli and top of Machhapuchare Himal.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m - 05 hrs.     

From Ulleri after a nice overnight morning walk leads on a winding but on a gentle path within oaks-pines and rhododendron forest, where walk slowly gains altitude to reach Ghorepani village. Ghorepani offers fabulous views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Vara-Shikar also called Annapurna Fang, a village with blue painted houses serving as good lodges located at the base of Poon Hill, populated with Poon people of Magar ethnic tribe.

Day 06: Morning hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m) continue trek to Tadapani 2,630 m- 05 hrs. 

Starting the early morning with an hour hike to reach on top Poon-Hill at 3,210 m and 10,531 ft high, offers stunning views of the sunrise over a range of mountains from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far towards Ganesh Himal includes Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail”. After an enjoyable view of mountains with striking sunrise walk back to Ghorepani and then continue trek to Tadapani, where route leads to climbing into lovely serene rhododendron forest all the way to Tadapani for overnight stops. Tadapani situated in the middle of rhododendron, magnolia and oaks forest with a fabulous view of Mt. Machhapuchare and Annapurna South peaks. 

Day 07: Trek to Chomrong 1,955 m - 06 hrs.              

Morning a pleasant walk downhill into thick forest to reach a nice valley of Kimrong river from here on within Gurung hill people country the major tribe of Annapurna region. After a short rest walk starts heading towards uphill into villages then entering forested and farm areas where few hours climb reaches you at Chomrong, a large Gurung village as well last permanent farm settlement on the route to Annapurna Base Camp and Sanctuary.

Day 08:  Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.

Morning at Chomrong facing views of Annapurna peaks, where walks heads with short descends to cross a bridge over Chomrong stream and then climb to Sinuwa, located on a high ridge with a couple of Tea-House and shops. After a short refreshing stop at Sinuwa where walk leads to forested areas with winding ups and then downhill into dense woodland within bamboo stalks to reach at Bamboo, a small settlement to cater the needs for trekkers with many good lodges to stay, located in a river gorge surrounded by forest of rhododendron trees with pines and bamboo. From Bamboo w, alk leads on gradual ups with a upan hill to reach at Donovan for oven overnight stop, located above Modi River in a gorge a small place with few lodges for travelers.

Day 09:  Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720 m -06 hrs.

After a peaceful overnight at Donovan, our adventure heads closer to our highlight as walk leads with winding ups into the forest to reach Himalaya Hotel, located close to a large overhanging cave called Hinko, which is beneath Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks. From Himalaya Hotel downhill near Modi River and then short climb reaching Deurali, here onward tree lines drops for short alpine bushes after Deuarli walk continues with climb following Modi River to Machhapuchare base camp for an overnight stop after a long day walks. Machhapuchare Base Camp located at the bottom of Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ North Face.

Day 10:  Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 04 hrs.

After overnight stop at MBC (Machhapuchare base camp) an easy and short morning walk to reach at Annapurna base camp, from Machhapuchare where Annapurna Sanctuary begins all the way to base camp, walk leads with short ups to reach a flat ground on a plateau reaching into Annapurna Sanctuary enclosed within a series of giant peaks, and then walk leads you right at Annapurna Base Camp. Reaching our final destination and the highest point of the adventure at 4,130 m high situated beneath towering Mt. Annapurna and range of other peaks of Vara-Shikar, Gangapurna with Annapurna South. Annapurna Base Camp, the only base camp in all Himalaya regions having the facility of the nice and cozy lodge with nice food menu and rooms facing grand views of Annapurna peaks.

Day 11:  Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.

Today a long walk after enjoying beautiful views of mountains at Annapurna base camp, walk leads to more than six hours on the downhill with few short ups to reach a Bamboo place for overnight stop within back into tree lines and lush vegetation.

Day 12:  Trek to Jhinu-Danda with hot spring 1,700m - 06 hrs. 

Return journey leads you back at Chomrong walking ups with downhill and then from top of Chomrong hill, our route diverts to new trail to reach at nice hill village at Jhinu located on a ridge with grand views of rolling hills and mountains. Jhinu provides refreshing natural hot-spring for interested people which is a mere distance downhill of half hour to the hot spring with two nice warm pools close to raging Modi-River.

Day 13:  Trek to Kyume on the road head and drive to Pokhara -05 hrs.

Today last day of the treks after an amazing time around high hills of Annapurna, morning walk leads on downhill past farm villages following Modi River downstream to reach lower warm farm areas at Kyume village, where drive takes you back at beautiful Pokhara near its serene Phewa Lake for overnight in the comfort of nice hotels.

Day 14: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Having early breakfast where interesting drive brings you back in Kathmandu, as drive departs from Pokhara (either tourist coach or in private vehicles), as journey leads past many nice farm villages and town, from Mugling Bazaar following Trisuli River for sometimes, and then on winding uphill to reach into Kathmandu valley as well back to your respective hotels. 

Day 15: Depart Nepal for international flight home-ward bound.

Last day in the country of Himalayan wonders, after an amazing experience and wonderful memories of Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp trek with great service of Nepal High-Point Trekking and then depart from the hotel as per your flight time our staff transfers you to Kathmandu international airport for your homeward flight or to next respective countries.

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara - every hotel rates are affected by standard and ranking. We will be happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per your interest and budget. Thus, please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of accommodation that you would like to stay in.


Cost Details

  •  Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  •  Hotel or Tea Houses accommodation during trekking.
  •  All Meals - Breakfast / Lunch and Dinner during trekking.
  •  All ground transportation on comfortable private vehicles as per the itinerary.
  •  A well trained and experienced, English speaking, Government licensed holders trekking guide.
  •  Porter services (2 guest = 1 porter) would carry 20 - 25kg.
  •  Staff cost - Their insurance, Food and accommodation, salary and insurance and airfare.
  •  All necessary paper works - National park permit and Nepal Government permit ( Trekkers information management system (TIMS) permit.
  •  All Government and local taxes.
  •  Your personal nature expenses and travel insurance.
  •  Drinks, Beverage, Hot shower and heater charge.
  •  Meals while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara as well as Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  •  TIPS.

Equiment Checklist

Here’s a complete rundown of what to bring if you’re planning a trek to Everest Base Camp or any other tea-house trek in Nepal.  Proper preparation and equipment for the conditions will go a long way to ensuring you have a great trekking experience.  What follows is a pretty comprehensive list and will make sure you are covered in the coldest months of the year. If you have questions on what you might need just ask us and keep in mind that Kathmandu is a great place to buy trekking gear at affordable prices.

IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS AND ITEMS

  • Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  • Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  • Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  • Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler's checks, etc.

ON THE TRAIL DAYPACK

  • Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm with Sunscreen
  • Broad brimmed hat or bandana (for sun protection)
  • Iodine Water Tablets (personal preference)
  • Water Bottles or Camel Back
  • Sunglasses
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Favorite Snacks
  • Waterproof bags to protect electronics or paperwork
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory cards
  • Umbrella (works great in a light rain or to protect from the sun)
  • Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
  • Toilet Paper
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Thermos (optional for hot beverages)

CLOTHING: BASE, MIDDLE AND OUTER LAYERS

  • Moisture wicking long sleeve tee-shirts (2)
  • Moisture wicking tee-shirts (1)
  • Long underwear pants (2)
  • Underwear (5 to 7)
  • Heavy Fleece or Down Jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts (2)
  • Sweatshirt (optional)
  • Fleece Pants
  • Trekking Pants (2)
  • Shorts (optional)
  • Gortex or Waterproof Jacket with hood
  • Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Wide brimmed hat
  • Wool hat (Should cover ears) or Balaclava
  • Lightwight Gloves
  • Insulated Wool or Down Mittens
  • Gaiters (optional)

FOOTWEAR: SHOES AND SOCKS

  • Hiking boots with ankle support
  • Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
  • Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
  • Hiking socks (10)
  • Sock Liners (optional)
  • SLEEPING BAG
  • Sleeping bag rated to -15° C/ 0° f
  • Sleeping bag liner (optional)
  • Sleeping bag stuff sack

DUFFEL BAGS AND DAY PACKS

  • Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear (we provide this for the trek)
  • Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
  • Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
  • Waterproof cover for daypack
  • Drybags in several sizes
  • Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

FIRST AID KIT AND TOILETRIES

  • Our team brings along a basic first aid kit but we recommend you also carry the following;
  • Advil or Ibuprofen
  • Diamox (for altitude sickness)
  • Personal Prescriptions
  • Medical Tape (for preventing treating blisters)
  • Antibiotics (Cipro for travelers’ diarrhea)
  • Diaper Rash Cream (Can treat rashes or chaffing)
  • Basic toiletries (Soap, Deodorant…)
  • Wet wipes
  • Panty Liners and Tampons
  • Face lotion
  • Hair brush
  • Hair ties
  • Hand warmers
  • Ear plugs for sleeping

OTHER ITEMS

  • Portable Solar Charger
  • Journal, pen and paper
  • Reading book
  • Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  • Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  • Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow

Map

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Departure Dates

No fixed departures.