Annapurna Base Camp/PoonHill Trekking

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  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing tour
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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 12 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5380 meters
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +11
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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  • 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.
This 12-day Annapurna Base Camp (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).

The 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.
5 - Excellent
Based on 5 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Thailand
  • On Apr 22 2017
5 - Excellent
Rāmrō Trekking
“Great memory from ABC trip is worth for my life. One part of it come from support guide and porter on Nepal Lion Tours. Great conversation, experience and new word on nepal language make us feel supreme, comportable and funny during trekking. It is very hard and tried in 9 days to achieve ABC but can do with great support and good prepare from guide and porter. Thank you very much.”
  • Anonymous
  • From Thailand
  • On Apr 18 2017
5 - Excellent
Great experience for trekking
“I got the great support from Nepal Lion tours which prepared everything for ABC trekking. My group consist of 10 ppl, 1 guide and 4 porters. They came up to pick up my team from airport and support everything till last day. We appreciated their supporting during trekking day. The porters & Guide are friendly and care about us in every step. I would like to recommend this tours for who finding agency in Nepal trekking, thank you.”
  • Anonymous
  • From Thailand
  • On Apr 16 2017
5 - Excellent
Best experience trekking in Nepal
“This is one of my best experience. The view of Annapurna range is magnificent. I will definitely come back to Nepal again.”
  • Jutharat Sitticharoenporn
  • From Thailand
  • On Apr 16 2017
4 - Very Good
The best service and special dinner.
“I feel like home when I went trekking with guide and porter. They managed the appropriate time in each day.”
  • Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Day 2: Hike to Tikhedunga 1540 m
  • Day 3: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani 2860 m
  • Day 4: Hike up to Poon Hill 3210 m
  • Day 5: Tadapani to Chhomrong 2170 m
  • Day 6: Chomrong to Dovan 2500 m
  • Day 7: Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3720 m
  • Day 8: Annapurna base camp 4095 m
  • Day 9: Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo 2310 m
  • Day 10: Bamboo to Jhinu 1760 m
  • Day 11: Trek to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara
  • Day 12: Pokhara back to Kathmandu
  • Airport pickup and drop services on a private vehicle
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu in tourist bus
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment(including two nights stay in Pokhara)
  • One licensed English or Chinese or Korean or Hindi along with Nepali speaking trekking guide
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Carried by the guide)
  • All the required permits and paperworks
  • 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 (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • KTM 1xBedroom/night+BB
  • KTM 2xBedroom/night+BB
  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicoptor
  • Tips for guides and porters
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

Other Practical Information Essential Equipment for Trekking. 1.Day sack. (25 to 30 liters) 2.2 water bottle. 3. Fleece/sweater 4. sun bloc.sun-cream And Lip balm preferably 5. Comfortable hiking boots with spare shoe laces. 6. Waterproof jacket/long length fleece or wool vests. 7. Waterproof trousers And warm hiking trousers. 8. Lightweight shoes for to wear in lodges. 9. Light-weight fleece or wool vests. 10. Long or short-sleeved shirt; often more comfortable to wear than a fleece vest or T-shirt. Warm hiking trousers. 11. Underwear. 12. warm hat and wide rimmed sun block Hat/Dark sunglasss 13. Ear plugs. (Walls in lodges are very thin) 14.water purification kit/ small hand towel 15.Toilet paper 16. A couple of pairs of gloves and good quality walking socks. 17. Rucksack liner or thick bin bag
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.


  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

If you have any question about this tour or need help with planning a trip, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. We're ready to help.
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