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Poon Hill Annapurna Base Camp Trek -10 days

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Annapurna Base Camp Trek-10 days Poon Hill Annapurna Base Camp is the best trek routes in the world. The picturesque landscapes and spectacular mountain views attract many hikers. Also, the Gurung and Magar villages on the trail let you learn the cultures and their traditional way of life. The Poon Hill ABC Trek starts from Nayapul with a short drive from Pokhara. First, trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill, the famous view point offers a great view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range with sunrise. The moderate grade trek, Poon Hill to Annapurna Base Camp is suitable for both experience and non-experience trekkers.

Annapurna Base Camp Trek-10 days Poon Hill Annapurna Base Camp trek is a moderate grade stunning trekking, goes through various landscapes of Annapurna region.  The great views of the Himalayas, terrace fields and small villages of Gurung and Magar are the best part of the trek. The trek is perfect for the hikers with limited time to get heavenly hiking experience.

The sunrise and sunset with majestic mountain view from Ghorepani and Poon Hill is fabulous. So, the Poon Hill Annapurna Base Camp trek is famous for the breathtaking views of the Himalayas.

Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill is also the best trek route in the world. We therefore highly recommend ABC Poon Hill trek for physically fit hikers. No age restriction and also no hiking experience is necessary for 10 days poon hill Annapurna base camp trek.

Nayapul is the starting and ending point of the trek. A short and scenic drive from Pokhara by taxi, car or bus takes you to Nayapul. We first trek up north to Ghorepani and Poon Hill. After that we continue trek to the Annapurna Base Camp. The high-altitude scenery, beautiful rhododendron forests and waterfalls expose the stunning beauty of Poon Hill Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Why Poon Hill Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • Excellent scenery of Annapurna base camp (4130m)
  • Himalayan views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri chain
  • See stunning Sunrise view from Poon Hill (3210m)

Trip Itinerary


Drive or fly to Pokhara, the nature and lake city. If you drive to Pokhara by overland, it takes 6 hours drive and by fight, it is a 30 minute scenic Himalayan flight to Pokhara.In the Afternoon, free day in Pokhara, walk on the banks of Phewa Lake and boating on the lake to Barahi temple. From there you could see nice view of mount Fishtail and Annapurna.


Brekfast and drive along the zigzag route to Nayapul where we commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous riverside village at the confluence of the Modi and Bhurungdi Kholas (streams). We hike up to Sudame along the off road and then climb gradually up the side of the valley, Tikhedhunga. Cross suspension metal bridge and steep ascent on stone staircases to the village of Ulleri – and an amazing landscape of valley floor where we came during the day with marvelous views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.


After breakfast, start the days walk with steep climb to Ulleri village. There are about 3,000 stone steps to Ulleri village which will take about 2 hrs for this trail climbs up and gradually passes through the forest within 4 hours trek to Ghorepani at 2,800 m. Ghorepani is the mountain pass overlooking at the deep KaliGandaki valley wedged between two eight thousand meter peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.


Make a pre-dawn start for the 45 minute walk up Poon hill (3,210m/10,530ft); through rhododendron forest. From the grassy top of the hill there is an unobstructed panoramic view of the high Himalayas stretching from far western Dolpo, and Dhaulagiri (8,172m/26,812ft), the Annapurna Range in the north, including Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) and on to Manaslu (8,163m) in the northeast. To the south, the mist slowly rises from the flatlands towards India. After countless photographs, walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast. The eastward trail to Tadapani and Chuile crosses numerous ridges through thick pine and rhododendron forest with occasional flat sections and wonderful views of the snow peaks to the north from high ground.


he trail dropping down to cross the Kimrong Khola on a suspension bridge and then gradually climbs into the forested Modi Khola Valley that carries glacial melt waters from the Annapurna Sanctuary. After lunch at the Gurung village of Talung, undulate for another 1½hrs, sometimes on stair cases up to the charming agricultural village of Chhomrong: the largest settlement in the valley. Views of the upper valley plus Annapurna South and Himal Chuli gradually come into view and continue downhill and uphill trek to Sinuwa.


Breakfast and trek up the upper Modi Khola Valley through dense forests of cane, rhododendron and oak. It rises then drops to the village of Bamboo (2,310m/7,580ft) on the banks of the river: a prefect lunch spot. After lunch, continue up through uninhabited forest to Dobhan, later crossing several avalanche chutes before reaching the small village of Himalaya.


As the altitude increases, forest gives way to alpine scrub and grasses. The valley walls steepen with the river raging far below. Explore the cave at Hinku before crossing a ravine and major avalanche track prior to reaching Deurali (3,230m). Breathtaking views into the sacred Annapurna Sanctuary gradually appear as the trail heads over a ridge and climbs to the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3,700m/12,136ft). Another two hours slow walk up grassy slopes leads to the Annapurna Base Camp hotels on the Annapurna South glacial moraine.


Rise before dawn and climb onto the rim of the glacier for a photographic feast as the sun lights up the ring of peaks, the almost vertical ice walls around the valley, then the glacier in its U-shaped gorge: grinding relentlessly below your feet. Return to the hotel for breakfast and then retrace your steps on the easier down-trail as far as the quaint village of Sinuwa.


Today will be a long day, as you drop back down the valley to Taglung and then continue south, following the Modi Khola, to the prosperous village of Ghandruk. Northern views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare are in view along the route. The trail then drops through several villages as it returns to Nayapul and the bus back to Pokhara.


Fly or drive back to Kathmandu. Join on farewell dinner in the evening. O/N at Hotel in Kathmandu.

What's included?

Full fledged

  • Airport transfer - hotel/airport/hotel
  • Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu before and after trek we can book only on your request.

Elementary

  • Road transfer cost -from/to trek start/end point to Pokhara-Siwai-ABC-Pokhara
  • Helicopter facilities in case of emergency or as per itinerary client requirement .
  • Basic twin sharing tea house accommodation during trek.
  • 3 times meals - breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses during the trek like his transfer, insurance, salary, meals and accommodation.
  • All Trekking permit -ACAP Permit, local government taxes and TIMS card.
  • All government taxes, vat, company service charge.

What's not included?

  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergencey for rescue and other medication.
  • Nepal visa fee
  • All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
  • All personal trekking equipmenets like down jacket and sleeping bag etc.
  • Porter to carry your backpack/luggage.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee.
  • Upgraded lodge accommodation like room with private toilet and bathroom during the trek.
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

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ABC Poon Hill Trek Accommodation

The basic tea houses are available on the trek for boarding/lodging. Tea house is a small hotels, find in local villages that offer food and accommodation. Small two bed rooms are shared with 2 trekkers. Common western style sharing toilet and bathroom is running cold water. Also the hot shower is also available by paying extra cost for it. In some places, private room is possible with paying an extra cost. In the busy season of the year like Oct-Nov and March-April, it is generally impossible to arrange private rooms even if you are willing to pay extra cost due to the lack of room, and the number of hotel is very limited in the mountains.

Meals/Food during Poon Hill ABC Trek

Well, you will get three times meals on a day in the trek. The foods like omelets, toast, boiled eggs, noodle soup, fried rice, macaroni, Mo-Mo, vegetable curry, pizza, fried noodle, Dalbhat and Tibetan bread etc. you can choose from menu. Vegetarian meals are always a good choice. Meat on the trek is not hygienic, nice to stick on vegetarian meals on the trek. The drinks like coke, beer, hot water, tea, coffee, chocolate and snacks are available at the teahouse, you need to pay extra cost for it.


Weather and Temperature on Poon Hill ABC Trek.

You know, Jun, July and August are rainy seasons in Nepal. This is not the recommended time of year trekking ABC, no good visibility of the mountain. It rains any time of the day. The temperature will be minus 3 degree to plus 5 degree.

Autumn and Spring are best seasons, trek to Annapurna base camp Nepal. The weather is nice and warm with blue sky and clear view of the mountain. The day is sunny at this time. Temperature will be minus 6 degree to plus 25 degree.

Annapurna base camp trek is still possible in winter too, though the temperature is pretty cold and snow falls in the mountain. The mountain views are supper amazing, and mountain is shining from morning to evening. The temperature will be plus 4 to minus 20 degree on the trek as you are in high altitude.


Gear/Equipment Lists for Poon Hill ABC Trek

Right gear/equipment will give a great trekking experience. It is also possible to buy/rent trekking gear in Kathmandu and Pokhara Nepal. Below is our recommended trek gear/equipment list.

Small daypack
Extra layers, gloves, wind breaker and poncho
Sunscreen
Lip Balm
Hat or bandana for sun protection
Iodine Water Tablets
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
Duct tape or moleskin for blisters
Toilet Paper
Trekking Poles (optional)

Head/Hands
Wide brimmed hat
Wool hat (Should cover ears)/Balaclava
Lightweight Gloves
Insulated Wool/Down Mittens
Gaiters (optional)

Body/Leg/Bag
Moisture wicking long sleeve T-shirts (2)
Moisture wicking T-shirts (1)
Long underwear pants (2)
Underwear (5 to 7)
Heavy Fleece/Down Jacket
Long sleeve shirts (2)
Fleece Pants
Trekking Pants (2)
Shorts (optional)
Goretex Waterproof Jacket with hood
Rain Poncho that covers your day pack
Waterproof Pants

Footwear
Hiking boots with ankle support
Camp shoes or Tennis Shoes
Plastic bag to carry spare shoes
Hiking socks (10)

Sleeping Bag
Sleeping bag rated to -20° degree centigrade

Rucksack(Duffel Bag)/Daypacks
Duffel Bag for Carrying Your Gear
Day Pack for Carrying what you need on the trail
Small Lock(s) for duffel bag and day pack
Waterproof cover for daypack
Dry Bags in several sizes
Stuff sacks for dirty clothes/shoes

First Aid Kit/Toiletries
Advil or Ibuprofen
Diamox (for altitude sickness)
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
Sun/Face lotion
Hair brush
Hair ties
Hand warmers
Ear plugs for sleeping
Toothbrush and Toothpaste

Money/Paperwork
Passport (needed at entry gate for registration)
Spending Money
Passport Size Photos

Other Items
Portable Solar Charger
Journal, pen and paper

FAQs


Yes, and of course, ABC trek is possible if you have not trekked before. The trek is the best for beginners as this is a moderate grade trek.


You need to carry a good-sized of daypack so that you can put your personal belonging items like water, camera, snacks, sunscreen, hat, a fleece jacket and gloves. Porter will carry your big rucksack/double bag up to 12kg.


Well, and yes there is electricity in the most tea houses, but no heating in the room. There will be solar panel at Deurali, MBC and ABC. Charging battery is possible in the dining room by paying cost, ranges USD 1 to 2 USD per hour.


Yes and Well, travel insurance is compulsory, trekking to Annapurna Base Camp Nepal. Injury and altitude sickness is far too common on the trek. Make sure, your travel insurance covers Helicopter evacuation and other medical expenses in case of emergency.


Well, Autumn like September to November and Spring from March to May are the best seasons. At this time of the year, the weather is clear with blue sky, day is sunny, temperature is nice and warm, the mountain view is crystal clear.


Well, if someone get sick in the group, then we will send him/her back to the lower altitude with a porter/guide. The rest of the group will continue their trek to ABC. In the emergency case, we do evacuate/rescue him by helicopter to hospital in Kathmandu.


Well, there is no particular way to train it. Running, walking, swimming, hiking, yoga, cycling and regular exercise is helpful for ABC trek.


Well, there will be minimum 2 to 12 people maximum in the group, a mix of individuals, couples or friends of ages 20's to 60's. The group comprises of different nationalities.


Well, the trek difficulty to Annapurna base camp is moderate grade, so a good fitness is helpful to enjoy the ABC trek Nepal.


Well and Yes, you can get hot shower at the guest houses but you need to pay extra for it. Bucket hot water shower is possible at higher elevations like MBC and ABC with paying extra cost.


Well, Wi-fi and telephone network might not work everywhere and also for many days. However, most of the guest houses offer Wi-fi with paying charge/cost.


Well, you can use your credit card in Kathmandu and Pokhara for paying. The card does not work on the trek, so please make sure you are carrying enough cash in Nepalese rupees in the trek. You can cash out from ATM machine by using your card in Kathmandu and Pokhara.


Well, all hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara provides free luggage storage service. So you can leave all unnecessary items/bag at your hotel. It is also possible to leave at your office too.


Well, tip is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guide and local porter is nice. The level of tip reflect the level of satisfaction with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend minimum 10% of your total trip cost, tipping guide and porter. You can give more if you are happy with their service. There is no bar for tipping more if you want.


Well and of course, all group trek departure is guaranteed to run. We never cancel the trek due to lack of enough participants. We do operate the trek for single person as a private at very minimum additional cost.


Well, the charging facility is available at teahouse reception by paying some extra charges. Please kindly bring TWO and THREE pin travel adapters. You can also buy adapters at electronic shops in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Our guide will help you for this.

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