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Trip: Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill
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Overview

Poon Hill on of the best view point , at the top of massive rhododendron forest offer the best view of towering snow capped Mt. Dhaulagiri ( 8167 m) , Mt. Annapurna ( 8091 m) Mt. Fishtail (6993m) along with mesmerizing landscape of waving green hills . The trail run through the different villages like Ulleri ,Tadapani , Chhomrong to the heavenly Annapurna Sanctuary , playing hide and seek inside the Rhododendron , Bamboo , oak and other more vegetation. Tweedling sounds of birds , waterfalls and thundering running river along with towering snow capped mountains easily engross your senses.

 

Highlights of the trek

  • Massif Annapurna Mountains range with some of the world’s highest Mountains, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m ), Mt. Manaslu (8,156 m ) Mt. Annapurna (8,091m ).
  • Huge and colorful Rhododendron forest.
  • Mesmerizing beautiful and greenery Landscape.
  • Varieties of Flora and fauna.
  • Wave like series of green hills.
  • Panoramic and heavenly feeling in amphitheatre Annapurna Base Camp Trekking
    Unique and rich culture of different indigenous group such as Magar, Gurung.
Arrival City Kathmandu
Departure City Kathmandu
Price Per Person
$1,250.00
Duration 16
days
Trekking Days 11
days
Difficulty Easy-Medium
Max Elevation 4130m/13550ft
Primary Activities
Trekking & Sightseeing
Best Season March, April, May, September, October & November.
Trip Route

Kathmandu, Pokhara, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Chhomrong, Deurali, ABC.

Includes

  • Airport arrival departure.
  • Normal nice hotel accommodation in Kathmandu – 3 nights – twin share basis in BB Plan.
  • Transportation for, full day sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Entry fee during sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide and his/her salary.
  • All necessary land transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Tea house trekking with Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and accommodation.
  • Water purification liquid.
  • 2 night hotel in Pokhara in normal nice hotel in BB Plan.
  • Porter to carry the luggage and his salary.
  • Trekking permit (TIMS).
  • Annapurna Conservation area Project (ACAP) permits.
  • First aid kit.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • Insurance for Nepali staffs.
Excludes

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and pokhara.
  • Beverages and alcoholic drinks.
  • Emergency medical evacuation.
  • Tips for staffs.
  • Personal expenses and extra services beyond itinerary.

Itinerary

  • Days 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu

    Our staffs will be at airport to pick up you to the Hotel. Introduction with guide and short briefing about the trek.

  • Days 02: Sightseeing and Preparation day for trekking.

    5-6 hours for city tour. Lunch will be arranged on the way.
    In the morning after having breakfast we begin tour around Kathmandu with professional English speaking guide. During the day you will cover some of the historical and religious, world heritage sites;

    After sightseeing, final preparation for trekking. Trekking guide will meet you and give the final instruction for next day.

  • Day 03: Drive to Pokhara to Birethanti (1,025m)

    Early in the morning drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. It takes around 7 hours from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Sane day drive to Birethanti on private van. Birethanti is the commence point of your trek.

  • Day 04: Trek to Ulleri (1,960m)

    Wake up around 6 am in the morning. After breakfast prepare your baggage and ready to move. It takes around 5 hours to reach Ulleri.Lunch will arrange on the way.

  • Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,860m)

    Wake up around 7 am in the morning. Have your breakfast and ready to move towards Ghorepani. It takes around 4 hours to reach Ulleri. Lunch will arrange on the way. After dinner our guide will give you the wake up time for next morning.

  • Day 06: Early in the morning Hike to Poonhill (3,3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2,630m)

    Wake up early in the morning and ready to move Poonhill. It takes around 1 hour to reach the top of the Poonhill, which offers the breathtaking view of Mt. Dahulagiri (8167m) Mt. Annapurna (8091m) Mt. Manaslu (8156m) and many more snow covered mountains. It is also the best place for sunrise view, which changes the shining silver mountains into golden. After spending around 1 hour in Poonhill descent down to Ghorepani. Have your breakfast and start to trek towards Tadapani.

  • Day 07: Trek to Sinwa (2,170 m)

    As usual wake up early in the morning, have breakfast. The trail descent down to the small stream. After 1 ½ hour climb down cross the stream and continue walking up to beautiful settlement of chhomrong village. From Chhomrong trail descends down around 150m, cross the suspension bridge over Chhomrong stream. Continue walk through the forest of bamboo and rhododendron. Slightly ascent rocky trail. Within 2 hours you will be in Sinwa.

  • Day 08: Trek to Deurali (3,200 m)

    Trail goes slightly up inside the rhododendron forest and descent down the stone paved trails, which leads to the Bamboo. Around 3 hours walking from Chhomrong you will be in Dovan.Deurali is close from Dovan. It take around 3 hours to reach Deurali . Rocky trail goes slightly up up to Himalaya and climb around 1 hour on a rocky trail to reach up to Deurali. The more you walk, the more you gain the elevation, so drink enough water and walk slowly.

  • Day 09: Trek to Annapurna Base camp (4,130 m)

    After breakfast start to move towards Annapurna base Camp. It takes around 4 hours to reach Annapurna Base Camp. Enjoy the heavenly view, high and snow covered mountains around the base camp.

  • Day 10: Trek back to Bamboo (2310m)

    Wake up early in the morning before sunrise, take your camera and snap the golden mountains during sunshine. Have your breakfast and ready to move down towards Bamboo.

  • Day 11: Trek down to Chhomrong (2,170 m)

    Continue walking to Chhomrong.

  • Day 12: Trek to New Bridge and drive to Pokhara

    Today is the last day of the trek. After Breakfast descend down to Jhinu Khola and continue walks to new bridge. From New bridge drive to – Pokhara 3 hours walking and 3 hours driving.

  • Day 13: leisure day in Pokhara

    Pokhara is a beautiful city. In your leisure time you can walk around the lake, shopping in local market, drinking beer and roaming around .

  • Day 14: Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Early in the morning process to tourist bus park and drive back to kathmandu by tourist bus.

  • Day 15: Final day Departure from Nepal

Testimonials

They were reliable, timely, organized and above all fun!

My experience with Mega Adventures could not have been any better! When I arrived in Kathmandu, I was warmly received by a member of the staff who, after dropping my bags off at the hotel, kindly led me around the city. After spending a few days exploring that wonderful city and meeting my climbing guide, we flew out to Lukla to begin our trek. Our goal was to summit Island Peak with a stop at Everest base camp along the way for acclimatization. Throughout the trek, my guide and porter were incredibly supportive and engaging and taught me so much about the region and culture. Although we ultimately were unable to summit Island peak due to weather conditions (one of the greatest challenges of climbing) we did reach approximately 6,000m, the highest I had ever been. I was immensely satisfied with the climb. Though I have taken a mountaineering course previously and had the opportunity to climb many of the highest peaks in Washington State, I was new to the Himalayan Mountains. My guide taught me several new techniques to enhance safety while climbing and provided a safe, encouraging environment. I would highly recommend this guiding company, as they were reliable, timely, organized and above all fun!
– Natalie Vandeven, USA