Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill

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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 Machapuchhre (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 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).

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu; your trek leader will meet you and transfer to your hotel. Check-in, and then attend an adventure briefing with the group, led by your expert trek leader.

Day 02: Fly to Pokhara and trek to Hille. 1,500 meters. 5 hours.

Day 03: Trek to Ghorepani. 2,850 meters. 6-7 hours walking.

Day 04: Trek to Chuile. 1,900 meters. 6 hours of walking.

Day 05: Trek to Sinuwa. 2,340 meters. 6-7 hours walking.

Day 06: Trek to Himalaya. 2,900 meters. 5-6 hours walking.

Day 07: Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp. 3,700 meters. 5 hours of walking.

Day 08: Trek to Annapurna base camp 4,130 meters. 2 hours of walking. It allows you to stay the night and possibly enjoy fantastic sunrise the next morning. Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (4,100m) while we continue our exploration of the sanctuary before ascending to Anna.

Day 09: Trek to Bamboo. 2,600 meters. 6-7 hours walking.

Day 10: Trek to Jhinu Danda enjoy the afternoon soaking in the hot springs. 5-6 hours walking.

Day 11: Trek to Dhampus.

Day 12: Trek for 2 hours to Phedi and drive for 30 minutes to Pokhara. Rest of the day free in Pokhara.

Day 13: Fly back to Kathmandu in the morning or afternoon (let me know which time of day is your preference)

Day 14: International departure.

Cost Includes:

  • Boutique hotel in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast basis
  • Boutique hotel in Pokhara on 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
  • 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
  • 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.

Trek FAQ

Am I too young or old?
Most of our clients, from 3 years old to some in their 70s, have done and completed their treks with almost no exercise or training.

Do you offer hotel/airport pick-up?
We offer hotel and airport pick-up. As you continue with your booking there will be an option to input flight details or hotel name.

Do I need a Visa?
A visa for Nepal can be acquired on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, and at border entry points in Kakadvitta, Birgunj, Bhairahawa, Nepalgunj, Gaddachowki on the Nepal-India border and Kerung on the Nepal-China border.
Outside of Nepal, A visa can also be obtained at the nearest Nepal Embassy or Diplomatic Mission.
For more information, go to the Department of Immigration, Kalikasthan, Kathmandu.

What should I bring on a Trek?
Being correctly equipped is one of the keys to a successful trek. For information to help you select the best type of clothing and equipment for your trip, please see our Clothing and Equipment Guide.
Also, see our Links page for details of specialist retailers who will be able to offer further advice and assistance with purchasing new clothing or equipment.

If you have more questions please check the FAQ section or contact us.