Annapurna Base Camp PoonHill Trekking-12 Days

Trip Highlights

  • Beautiful views of the mountains during the trek
  • Relaxing time in Pokhara and hot spring bath on the trail
  • A trip that defines four types of climate and vegetation within few kilometres of range.

Trip Introduction

This Annapurna Base Camp PoonHill Trekking is 12 days (ABC) Trek is a luscious mix of remarkable mountain vistas, traditional mountain village life and thick rhododendron and bamboo forest ecosystems.

Starting in the quaint lakeside town of Pokhara, the trail heads to Tikkhedunga and Ghorepani and continues through lush forests and farmland to narrow gorges overlooked by the mighty Hiunchuli and Machapuchchre (Fishtail Mountain).

Annapurna Base Camp PoonHill Trekking trail takes you to the heart of the Gurung and Magar cultures and their traditional way of life. It introduces you to a vast variety of birds and wildlife whilst offering you the most magnificent views of the snow-capped mountains of the Annapurna Range.

Our destination is ABC where we will be encapsulated by a mountainous wonderland, being surrounded by the icy peaks of some of the world’s highest and most beautiful mountains.

There are challenging days to meet our 4130-meter elevation goal, from rocky trails to the ascent of 3300 stone steps to Ulleri, all will be worth the effort as you accompany these majestic mountains to ABC over an array of different and exciting landscapes.

Descending from ABC, you get the opportunity to bathe in the natural hot spring at Jhinu before returning to Pokhara with your adventures and achievements in the Annapurna Himalayas in your heart.

If you have short period of Time then you can trek Annapurna Base camp – 9 Days. Annapurna Region also offers Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake – 15 Days for the well experienced Trekkers.

Outline Itinenary

  • Day 1:  Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [6 hrs]
  • Day 2:  Trek to Tikhedunga [1540m, 6 hrs]
  • Day 3:  Trek to Ghorepani [2860m, 7 hrs]
  • Day 4:  Poonhill [ 3210m], Trek to Tadapani [2630m, 5 hrs]
  • Day 5:  Trek to Chomrong [2170m, 5 hrs]
  • Day 6:  Trek to Dovan [2500m, 5 hrs]
  • Day 7:  Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp [3720m, 6 hrs]
  • Day 8:  Trek to Annapurna base camp [4095m, 3 hrs]
  • Day 9:  Trek to Bamboo [2310m, 6 hrs]
  • Day 10:  Trek to Jhinu [1760m, 5 hrs]
  • Day 11:  Trek to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara [4 hrs]
  • Day 12:  Drive back to Kathmandu [6 hrs]


  • Day 1:  Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [6 hrs]

    Our representative will come at your door, in your hotel at nearly about 6.30 am in Kathmandu, to receive you before we start the trip. The trip starts with a drive of around 6 hours through lush green forest, meandering road through the hills and gracefully flowing riverside. You will also come across lively markets and clusters of villages on the way. Buffet lunch will be taken in one of the road side restaurants.
    After we get to Pokhara, we take rest for a while and explore Pokhara City and Lakeside during evening.

  • Day 2: Trek to Tikhedunga [1540m, 6 hrs]

    After breakfast, we take an early morning 1-hour drive to Nayapul. We then begin our trek, following the River Bhurungdi Khola. We pass low land rice fields and orange groves along an easy trail with a gentle incline to our first teahouse where we will spend the night.

  • Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani [2860m, 7 hrs]

    Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri ascending a steep stone staircase consisting of 3300 steps, a difficult challenge that rewards us with excellent views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Gandharba Chuli and Annapurana II and III. Ghorepani is reached by passing through a huge, dense rhododendron and oak tree forest, home to Longur monkeys and musk deer.

  • Day 4: Poonhill [ 3210m], Trek to Tadapani [2630m, 5 hrs]

    An early morning climb before breakfast takes us to the top of Poon Hill for spectacular, panoramic sunrise views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri mountain range. After breakfast we head out for an uphill trek trough the jungle to Durali before a slight descent to Tadhapani.

  • Day 5: Trek to Chomrong [2170m, 5 hrs]

    From Tadhapani, we make a steep descent through a dense, dark forest to the beautiful village of Chomrong. We trek past farmland and local, traditional Gurung villages offering marvelous views of Annapurna South and the sacred Mount Machhapuchhre before reaching our teahouse for the night.

  • Day 6: Trek to Dovan [2500m, 5 hrs]

    A lot of ups and downs today. We descend for 1 hour to the Chomrong Khola River and cross its waters on a suspension bridge. We then ascend for the next 2 hours to Sinuwa. Bamboo grows wild in this area and there are many beautiful rhododendron and walnut trees along the trail. After lunch we pass through an area named after all the bamboo before reaching Dovan and our teahouse for the night.

  • Day 7: Trek to Machhapuchhre Base Camp [3720m, 6 hrs]

    A gradual ascent following the banks of the river Madi brings us through a sacred valley. No meat or fish is allowed in this area to comply with Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. We continue to pass bamboo trees and if we are lucky, we may see Lophophorus bird, the national bird of Nepal. We continue the ascent to base camp and our teahouse for the night.

  • Day 8: Trek to Annapurna base camp [4095m, 3 hrs]

    After we leave Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we leave all vegetation and trees behind, we enter a desert wilderness known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, an area of pristine natural beauty, surrounded by the glorious Annapurna Himalayas and glistening Annapurna glacier. Overnight in teahouse.

  • Day 9: Trek to Bamboo [2310m, 6 hrs]

    We give you an early wake up call today so you can enjoy the wondrous sunrise views of the Annapurna Sanctuary. We then we begin our descent, following the Modi Khola River to Bamboo hut.

  • Day 10: Trek to Jhinu [1760m, 5 hrs]

    We start the day with an uphill trek to Sinewa and then descend to meet the Chomrong Khola River. Another ascent to Chomrong before the final descent of the day to Jhinu. Here, you can visit the natural hot springs to bathe in the relaxing warm waters.

  • Day 11: Trek to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara [4 hrs]

    Our last day of trekking, an easy descent to the banks of the Modi Khola River and on to Nayapul. We then take a private car for a one and a half hour drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in hotel.

  • Day 12: Drive back to Kathmandu [6 hrs]

    We come back to the capital and the time is yours to spend relaxing in Thamel.
    We serve you a farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant as our regard.

Cost Includes and Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Airport picks up & drop by private vehicle to hotel.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu vai Tourist bus.
  • Necessary paperwork and Trekking Permits fee.
  • Accommodation during trek and Meal (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea)
  • Licensed English or Chinese or Korean or Hindi along with Nepali speaking Friendly trekking guide.
  • Coverage of Guides including their Meals, Insurance, Salary, Lodging, transportation and other necessary equipment.
  • First Aid Medical Kit (Carried by the guide).
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and trekking map, if necessary.
  • Emergency Evacuation Assistance Service (The cost of the helicopter, hospital and necessary transport are not payable by the company).
  • Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant (complimentary).
  • A nation-wide operated Mobile SIM Card and a map of the trekking region.

Optional Addons

  • Porter (We can arrange porter for your trek).
  • Private vehicle from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Cost Disincludes

  • International airfare.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport.
  • Personal Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory.
  • Personal expense (shopping, snacks, boil bottle water, hot and cold drinks, hot shower, Alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-chargefee).
  • Accommodation, Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu, except the farewell dinner.
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicopter.
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather condition, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies etc.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide, porter and driver.

Customer Review

  • Lok man Lai

    Hong kong 29th Jun, 2018

    This is my first time to be Nepal, I totally love here!! The 7 days poon hill treck is a great experience for me to feel the nature and understand the life of nepal people who are living in the mountain village!! And it’s totally worth it to see a sunrise from poon Hill , besides, my tour guide Prakash is a really nice guy and organised everything of the whole trip, thank you so much for making such a amazing journey !! Nepal I’ll be back someday !!!

  • Lanard

    Italy 28th Mar, 2018

    Nepal Annapurna Trekking Campo: Recensioni Sono stato a fare trekking sul Campo Base Annapurna Trek nel novembre 2010 insieme a due amici. E'stato meraviglioso conoscere la natuara del Nepal e sperimentare lo scenario incantevole delle montagne Himalaya. Il viaggio è stato organizzato dal Nepal Tours Leone e Treks P.Ltd. e siamo così felici di aver scelto questa agenzia per la nostra avvertura. Ogni dettaglio è stato preso in considerazione, sono stati molto flessibili, se avevamo bisogno di fare una modifica al percorso, la si faceva. La nostra guida era il trekking Tamang, uomo ed era uno delle migliori guide di trekking che abbiamo mai avuto. Una volta in Nepal abbiamo avuto la fortuna di incontrare Shiva Prasad Paudel, il proprietario della agenzia. E ' un professionista del settore e ben informato . Ci ha portati in un posto a cenare con prezzi moderati e con cibi deliziosi tipici nepalesi. Il sito web ( Inoltre non esitiamo a raccomandare la sua agenzia ai nostri amici.Buon Viaggio! via Giannone 16 76017 San Ferdinando di Puglia BT Italy Non esitate a fare trekking in questo posto meraviglioso! Email: Buon trekking a tutti

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  • Trip Duration

    12 Days
  • Destination

    Nepal/Annapurna Region
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  • Price

    USD 775
  • Meal

    Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
  • Transportation

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  • Accommodation

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    October, November, March, April
  • Altitude

    4380 m
  • Trip Attraction

    Beautiful views of the mountains during the trek Relaxing time in Pokhara A hot spring bath on the trail A trip that defines four types of climate and vegetation within few kilometres of range.

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