Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill Trek

Annapurna Sanctuary and Poon Hill Trekking is one of the most loved trekking trails primarily for having incredible scenes of the mountains from the view center at Poon Hill and for exploring natural wonders, incredible rocky and sloppy hills, the flora and fauna, endangered animals and birds in the Annapurna region and no doubt the trekking to Annapurna Sanctuary is for having the incredible scenes and sceneries of the majestic mountain range in Annapurna range. We have designed this trekking package in such a way that you will be able to explore the incredible mountain scenery, charming settlements of Gurungs and various other ethnic groups residing in the area, their slate-roofed houses, unique culture, customs, lifestyles and many more.
During the trekking, you will also have the panoramic views from Ghorepani poon hill (3210m) one of the best view center in Annapurna Region and from where you will have an incredible views of a dozens of mountains namely Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m) , Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),Mt. Manaslu (8163), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Machhapuchhare (6998m) , Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m). This trekking goes through the well-developed trekking trail and therefore it is considered to be one of the ideal trekking destination.

Trek Itinerary                                
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Our staff will greet you at the airport and transfer group to hotel and discuss trekking gear checklist and brief on the trek.   Welcome dinner with local culture dances. (D)

Day 02: Full day sightseeing
We then drive to the valley's holiest Hindu temple is equally alive with atmosphere and devotees Pashupatinath is one of the most sacred shrines to Shiva on the entire subcontinent. It is situated on the banks of the Bagmati River, whose waters offer the same guarantee of release from rebirth as the Ganges. The same promise applies to the dead and this is also Nepal most important Hindu cremation site. Then drive to the biggest stupa of South Asia the Bauddhanath stupa where Tibetan, Sherpa and Tamang Buddhists are mostly found around the great stupa of Boudhanath making a holy circumambulation or within the maze of temples and stalls surrounding it.

We then drive to the biggest stupa of South Asia the Bauddhanath stupa where Tibetan, Sherpa and Tamang Buddhists are mostly found around the great stupa of Boudhanath making a holy circle or within the maze of temples and stalls surrounding it.  Then we will drive to Swayambhunath which stands on a hilltop west of Kathmandu, and if the weather is clear, it offers a great view from the top of the hill over the Kathmandu valley. To get to the temple you'll have to climb up a long and steep stairway. Like Boudhanath, Swayambhunath is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Nepal. Swayambhunath is also called "Monkey Temple" due to the large colony of monkeys that lives in the area.  (B, L, D)

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu which takes around 7 hours.  (B, L, D)

Day 04: Pokhara to Nayapul drive and trek to Ulleri (2040)
Driving distance 1 hour and 20m. From Pokhara after private vehicle stop you will start your hiking toward to Birethanti from here your trail slowly climbs to via Sudame and  Tikhedhunga and then Ulleri. Here, you will spend the night. (B, L, D)

Day 05:  Ulleri to Ghorepani (2750m)
You will start by climbing up hill, through rhododendron forest, passing the village of Ulleri. This is home of the Magar people (the largest ethnic people in Nepal). You will then carry on to Ghorepani, another big Magar village that is the gateway to Poon Hill. Here, you will have an overnight stay. (B, L, D)

Day 06:  Gorepani to Tadapani (2590m)
Your first destination is Poon Hill (3200m). If you wake up early enough, you can arrive for the magnificent sunrise over Mt Fishtail, the Annapurna Range and the Dhaulagiri range. This is a real hot spot for views of the Himalayan’s. You can see over a dozen peaks rising and shinning into the sky. After your visit, you will head back to your lodge to have breakfast and commence trekking to Tadapani, and then on to the Annapurna Sanctuary. The first half of the trek is along a ridge with huge rhododendron forest. After lunch in Deurali, you will trek along the stream that flows beneath lush, green jungle. Keep your eyes open for different kinds of birds and of course, monkeys! You will spend the night in Tadapani, which is situated in the midst of one of the largest rhododendron forests of the area. (B, L, D)

Day 07:  Tadapani to Chomrong (2170m)
Now, you will be trekking through the jungle. Along the way, you will pass few Gurung villages. You can stop to enjoy a lunch and then head on to the village of Chomrong. This charming village is also home to the Gurung people and is situated on the lap of Mt. Hiunchuli. Here, you can see an excellent view of Mt. Machhapuchare (Fishtail) and the narrow canyon of the Annapurna Sanctuary. You will have an overnight stay, allowing you to further explore the area.
Day 08: Chomrong to Hotel Himalayan (2920m)
The trail from Chhomrong drops down to the river and climbs up to enter the Sanctuary after crossing the bridge. You will pass the village of Sinwa and head to the next village of Bamboo. You can stop for lunch before heading onto the Hotel Himalaya. The hotel is one of the oldest and beautiful in the area. You can rest here for the night. (B, L, D)

Day 09:  Hotel Himalaya to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m)
The trek gradually gains higher altitude as you head up to the Annapurna Base Camp. You will pass Deurali and arrive at the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. You will stay overnight here.
Day 10: Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Annapurna Base Camp (4130m)
In the early morning you will hike to the Annapurna Base camp. There is a small, hill view point which offers astonishing views of Machhapuchhare (6993m), Gandharba Chuli (6248m), Annapurna 1 (8091m) and 3 (7555m) and many more neighboring peaks. The trek back to Himalaya hotel  (B, L, D)

Day 11: Himalaya Hotel to Chomorong (2170m)
From Himalaya Hotel, you will backtrack to Chomrong. From Chomrong, the trail then drops down to Jhinu Danda village, where you will rest for the night. (B, L, D)

Day 12:  Chomrong to Biretanti to Pokhara
After breakfast you will head downhill through jungle. You will then walk through the river banks and finally reach Biretanti.   (B, L, D)

Day 13:  Biretanti to Pokhara-Kathmandu (B, L, D)
After breakfast trek to Nayapool and drive to Pokhara and then drive to Kathmandu in the afternoon. (B, L, D)

Day 14: Departure (B)   

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