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Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill, Wellness Trek

Key Information

Per Person Min 4 persons
Private Tour Min 2 persons

Book this Nepal trek and get a complimentary one hour Trekker’s’ massage after the trek is over. The masseuses will be from a marginalized community. This is part of our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Annapurna Base Camp Wellness  Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an extraordinary journey that takes you through breathtaking scenery and diverse landscapes, culminating in the awe-inspiring amphitheatre of the Annapurna Sanctuary. This sanctuary is encircled by several magnificent Himalayan peaks, such as Machapuchare (6,997m), Gangapurna (7,454m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna South (7,273m), and the unconquered Fang (7,647m).

Our adventure commences in Pokhara, easily accessible via a short flight from Kathmandu. From Pokhara, we make our way to the starting point of our trek in Birethanti (1,000m), a charming village alongside the Modi River. As we embark on our journey, we traverse lush forests, gradually ascending via a stone “staircase” to Ulleri. This traditional Gurung village, Chomrong (2,060m), marks our next significant stop along the trek.

Continuing, we encounter the Hinku Cave before reaching the awe-inspiring “gate” that marks the entry to the Annapurna Sanctuary. This pass, nestled between the majestic peaks of Machapuchhre and Himchuli, presents a mesmerizing sight. The trek’s highlights further include witnessing the captivating sunrise from Poon Hill, passing through enchanting oak, rhododendron, and bamboo forests, which are home to a vibrant array of exotic flora and fauna.

The journey reaches its pinnacle as we trek to Machapuchhre Base Camp (3,729m) and, ultimately, Annapurna Base Camp (4,620m). These destinations provide an unparalleled experience, surrounded by the grandeur of the towering Himalayan peaks that dominate the sanctuary.

Throughout the trek, you will be treated to breathtaking vistas, immersive cultural experiences, and the opportunity to connect with nature. It is a truly remarkable adventure that combines the serenity of the Himalayas with the sense of accomplishment that comes with reaching the Annapurna Base Camp.

Food and nutrition on the trek

We are pioneers in gastronome trekking in the Himalayas. We provide a varied, exciting 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 ingredients to keep you fit and healthy while assisting in acclimatization to high altitude. Combining 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 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 altitudes for our gastronomical Wellness trekking adventure.

    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 (the healthiest and most varied trekking meals in the whole of the Himalayas)
  • 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.