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Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill, Gourmet Trek

Key Information

Per Person
$2300

Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a hike to the amphitheater of the Annapurna Sanctuary surrounded by many famous Himalayan peaks – including Machapuchare (6,997m), Gangapurna (7,454m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,273m), and the unclimbed Fang (7,647m).

Our journey begins in the city of Pokhara, a short flight away from Kathmandu. Our trek starts from Birethanti (1,000m), a village by the Modi River, walking through forests, and climbing a stone ‘staircase’ to Ulleri, Chomrong (2,060m), a local Gurung village.

We pass the Hinku Cave; we then reach the ‘gate’ into the sanctuary – which is a spectacular pass between the peaks of Machapuchhre and Himchuli. Highlights of the trek include the spectacular sunrise from Poon Hill, oak, rhododendron, and bamboo forests full of exotic wildlife, trekking to Machapuchhre Base Camp (3,729m), and Annapurna Base Camp (4,620 m).

Food and nutrition on the trek

We are pioneers in gourmet trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, interesting menu on treks throughout the Himalayas. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free meals can be catered for upon request, and other special diets can be accommodated with advance notice.

Trekking is not only fun, but it is beneficial for you. It helps in detoxifying the body while also nourishing the soul. Although to provide a better experience, we also tailor our meals to include superfoods as part of the ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while also assisting in acclimatization to high altitude. The combination of hiking in the pristine mountain air and healthy food makes trekking with us a complete adventure. Read More on Food and nutrition on our treks.

Why Choose Us?

  • Our expert trek leader will ensure your safety at all times while enhancing your trekking experience.
  • Your private social bubble by staying in less busy lodges and trekking away from the crowded trails where possible.
  • Experience the Himalayas in style.
  • Your food is prepared with superfood ingredients to give the best nourishment, recovery, and acclimatization to high altitude for our gourmet trekking adventures.

    Detailed Itinerary

Cost Includes:

  • Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Boutique hotel in Pokhara on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Hotel/lodges during trekking on twin sharing basis
  • All transportation
  • Responsible Adventures’ expert trek leader or Trek with Raj
  • Complimentary T-shirt
  • Use of trekking kit bag during the trek
  • One assistant guide between 4 trekkers
  • Trekking Chef
  • One porter between two trekkers
  • Proper clothing for porters and crew
  • Food for porters & crew members (we are less than a handful of trekking companies that provide this facility)
  • Insurance for team and porters
  • All permits
  • Twin sharing room on the trek
  • All meals on the trek (healthiest and varied trekking meals in the whole of the Himalaya)
  • Domestic airfare (where applicable)

Cost Excludes:

  • International airport taxes
  • Visas
  • All optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Transportation outside of the tour program
  • Travel insurance (compulsory to have insurance that covers helicopter evacuation)
  • Tips (suggested amount US$75 per week for staff only); Leader’s tips at your discretion
  • Items of a personal nature, e.g., alcoholic drinks, bottled beverages, laundry, souvenirs, etc.