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Annapurna Base Camp with Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Trip code
Package name Annapurna Base Camp with Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
Duration 15
Max. elevation 4130 m
Level Moderate
Transportation All ground transportation and domestic airfare.
Accomodation 3*** Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and Lodge during the trek.
Starts at kathmandu
Ends at kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu- Annapurna Base Camp- Kathmandu
Cost USD 1,090 per person

Highlights

Overview

Annapurna Base Camp Trek by Himalayan Forever is a wonderful once-in-a-lifetime experience that takes travelers around the southern rolling green hills of the Annapurna Himalayan range in Nepal. This journey offers the opportunity to explore the traditional mountain villages and the indigenous hill tribes of Western Nepal throughout the trial. Moreover, Annapurna Base Camp is mainly centered in the beautiful country of Mid-Western Nepal. This seven-day trek, which is both somewhat challenging and exciting, provides endless views of stunning, towering mountains covered with snow. One can stay in cozy mountain lodges and explore the local tradition of rural communities in Nepal.

Our trek starts and ends at Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal.  The journey starts after a couple of hours of drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the tourism capital of Nepal. Drive to Naya Pul village and start trekking to Chomrong village, situated on a high ridge amidst a beautiful rhododendron forest. This trail passes through Gandruk, a popular sprawling hillside village where you’ll meet plenty of friendly Gurung villagers. Our trek continues as we make our way to Dovan, a little village that offers breathtaking views of the rising sun which reflects on the chains of Himalayan peaks. These peaks are Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Manaslu with more. We further hike downhill and then up cross a stream which leads us into dense woods to Modi River. 

Enjoy the morning hike on top Poon Hill for glorious sunrise views reflecting on a chain of Himalayan peaks. Includes the world’s three highest mountain ranges Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Manaslu with arrays of peaks.
From Poon Hill and Ghorepani, after a fabulous morning walk continues over rolling hills up and down, through rhododendron forest. Reaching Tadapani, from here our route diverts towards North East, and the trail follows into dense tree lines. 
After a pleasant descent uphill walks, and then on a nice stone paved path to Chomrong. The last permanent village is en route to the Annapurna base camp, the other places further are just temporary settlements. The walk continues from the large Gurung village of Chomrong, the center point for both ways to ABC and back. The trail follows down and then up crossing a stream heading into dense woods to Modi River. 

Our trek goes past the small village of Bamboo, situated on a river gorge, before reaching Dovan and Himalaya Hotel. Walk beneath the southern Annapurna side and Huin Chuli peaks before reaching a flat region at Deurali. Continue to hike alongside the Modi River stream and head towards the Machhapuchare Base Camp, located beneath the towering Machhapuchare Himal. The name Machhapurchare means "Fish-Tail" in Nepali and the Machhapuchare Himal resembles a fish-tail on top. The route now passes through the magnificent Annapurna Sanctuary to reach Annapurna Base Camp. We enter the beautiful plateau of Annapurna Sanctuary enclosed by amphitheaters and giant peaks of the Annapurna Himalayan range. After a gradual walk, we finally reach Annapurna Base Camp, the main highlight and highest point of our journey.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu 1,320 m and transfer to hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal International Airport our guide and staff will receives you with traditional welcome. After knowing the staff of Himalayan Forever Treks, a short drive to your hotels. Located in the heart of a city within an exciting Thamel area, an interesting place where most good hotels and restaurants situated. Reaching at the hotel, check your lovely rooms, after getting refreshed join in for group briefing. Provided by your guide or Group Leader, offers useful and important information of the trek, hotels and local lodge. 

Day 2 : In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparation.

Morning after breakfast, our city and cultural guide receives you at the hotel for exciting tour. The drive leads in the heart of Kathmandu city, where interesting historical Durbar Square / Palace Courtyard located. The right spot to observe Nepalese cultures. Tour of ancient monuments listed in UNESCO World Heritage Sites, next tour takes you to old Swayambhunath Stupa of more than 2,600 years history.  A Buddhist monument situated on a hillock west of Kathmandu city outskirt, the famous landmark of the country. From here back to hotel, afternoon at leisure and preparation for the trek to Annapurna Base Camp with Ghorepani-Poon Hill.

Day 3 : Day 03: Fly or drive to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins by air)-06 hours on road.

An exciting morning and interesting day, transfer to a private coach or in a regular Tourist Bus for Pokhara. 

Traveling overland is interesting to observe the country’s rural farm life, as the drive leads beyond Kathmandu valley. Facing views of snow peaks along the drive, as the drive reach low warm farm villages and towns. The main highway follows Trisuli River for few hours, then heads west with great views of Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas. Then finally ending the journey at beautiful city of Pokhara where all good hotels located by the serene Phewa lake side. 

(Options by air to Pokhara from Kathmandu a short half hour flight)

Day 4 : Drive to Hille 1,320 m from Pokhara, trek to Ulleri-2, 070 m -05 hrs.

After a pleasant and scenic time in beautiful Pokhara, by the serene Phewa lake side. The trek to Ghorepani-Poon Hill begins with an exciting drive heading west from Pokhara city and the valley. Reaching around the farm village of Hille, from here walk starts heading up to Tirkhedhunga village close to beautiful waterfalls.

From Tirkhedhunga, a slow steep climb on stone steps takes you on top at Ulleri village for overnight stop. In the comfort of a nice mountain lodge facing views of Annapurna peaks and of the scenic surrounding landscapes. 

Day 5 : Trek to Ghorepani village 2,885 m - 04 hrs.

Morning having breakfast at the lodge in Ulleri, populated by the Poon Magar, a hill tribe of Western Nepal Himalayas. Start the morning for a short day of few hours to Ghorepani, from Ulleri walk leads on gradual ups. As the trail follows past Bhanthati village and entering lovely forest of rhododendron and pine trees.

Slowly the morning walk reaches Ghorepani, a nice village situated amidst beautiful rhododendron dense tree lines. Enjoy the afternoon marveling the glorious views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks. 

Day 6 : Morning hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,640 m - 06 hrs.

An early morning start before breakfast, an hour hike up to Poon Hill for spectacular views of sun-rise. From Poon Hill enjoy the panorama of Himalayan range of peaks of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu Himal. Includes views of majestic Machhapuchare Himal, the famous Fish-Tail peak, after a stunning panorama of Himalayan mountain range. Down to Ghorepani for breakfast, after a refreshing hike on top Poon Hill, the highest point of the trek.

From Ghorepani, climb towards top of Deurali ridge, walking into dense forest and then down to another Bhanthati for lunch. Afternoon walk descend to a stream and then an hour climb to Tadapani for overnight halt. 

Day 7 : Trek to Chomrong village 1,951 m - 06 hrs.

Enjoy the morning glorious scenery of Annapurna Himalayas, having breakfast. Set off for a long and exciting day walk of six hours to Chomrong village. The walk follows to a long descent to a Kimrong River, and then steep up to a small farm village. As walk gets better on gradual winding path to Chomrong village for overnight halt. 

A large Gurung settlement and the last permanent village on route to Annapurna base camp and sanctuary. 

Day 8 : Trek to Dovan 2, 130 m via Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.

Morning a short down to Chomrong stream, and then climb on stone steps to Sinuwa Danda. A small place on a hill top with few houses serving as lodges, shops. After a short stop, the trail follows through a winding forested path with short downhill reaching a place called Bamboo. Located on a forest clearing of bamboo, rhododendron and pine tree lines. Bamboo many good lodges, which we will stay overnight on the way back.

From Bamboo, a short uphill walk into a dense forest within Modi River gorge.As walk continues to our overnight halt, at a small settlement called Dovan.Enjoy overnight halt with the sound of raging Modi River.

Day 9 : Day 09: Trek to Machhapuchare Base Camp 3,720 m -06 hrs.

From Dovan, start the morning adventure with climb near a lovely waterfall as walk leads above Modi River. The walk slowly brings you close to a large overhanging Hinko Cave, and then reach a small settlement at Himalaya Hotel.

Having rest, walk continues with a short descent on rocky path and then climb on top an open field, reaching Deurali, a nice place with several nice lodges. A good place for lunch stop before a big climb to MBC (Machhapuchare Base Camp). Afternoon walk along the raging Modi River then the trail leads to steep climb through small bamboo grooves. Finally the uphill ends reaching MBC for overnight halt in one of its best nice lodge. Located beneath towering peak ofMachhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail peak.

Day 10 : Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m - 04 hrs.

Morning enjoy breakfast with grand views of Annapurna-I, Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks. Today a few hours walk to Annapurna Base Camp, starts with short climb to enter a plateau of Annapurna Sanctuary. The walk gets pleasant and exciting enclosed by giant peaks on both side of Annapurna Sanctuary.

As the walk comes across a welcome signboard of Annapurna Base Camp, the only 8,000 meters base camp. Having the facilities of a nice cozy lodges, and restaurants at 4,130 m high, surrounded by towering snow-capped peaks.

At ABC enjoy the glorious panorama of snowy mountain range in the comfort of a lovely lodge. Arriving Annapurna base camp for lunch and overnight stop, afternoon at leisure to marvel the beautiful surrounding arctic landscapes.

Day 11 : Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.

From ABC enjoying the pleasant time around scenic Annapurna Sanctuary, walk down to MBC, then retrace the journey to Bamboo. An easy walk downhill reaching back into dense forest and finally ending the long walk from ABC to Bamboo for overnight stop.

Day 12 : Trek to Jhinu-Danda a place with hot spring 1,700 m - 06 hrs.

After a pleasant overnight halt in a peaceful and calm areas of Bamboo, except for the sound of a river and birds. Morning a short steep climb and then on gradual path to Sinuwa Danda, then descent to a bridge. On crossing a bridge with steep climb on stone steps to Chomrong village, stopping for lunch. 

Afternoon few hour down to Jhinu Danda village for last overnight around the green hills of Annapurna Himalayas. 

At Jhinu check into a nice lodge, with time to enjoy refreshing moment on a natural hot-spring, near to the lodge at Jhinu.

Day 13 : Short walk and drive to Pokhara 860 m-02 hrs.

Finally the walk comes to an end, cross a bridge and then board in a local vehicle for interesting drive to Pokhara. The drive leads on rough dirt road till reaching the main highway, and then a pleasant ride back to Pokhara.

Reaching Pokhara by the lake side, then check into respective hotels, afternoon free for individual activities and for shopping spree.

Day 14 : Fly or drive to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Depart from the hotel in Pokhara, for interesting overland journey back to Kathmandu on the same scenic highway. On reaching the hotel in Kathmandu by late afternoon, rest of day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs. 

(Option for short flight of half hour to Kathmandu from Pokhara)

Day 15 : International departure for homeward bound.Last day in Nepal and at

Kathmandu, get ready for final departure as per your international flight time. Himalayan Forever Trek guide and staff transfer you to the airport. Bidding farewell to the guide and staff as you depart for homeward bound flight, after a wonderful experience and adventure on Annapurna Base Camp Trekking.

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