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Annapurna Base Camp/PoonHill Trekking

From US$ 750 per person
Based on 5 Reviews
  • Free Cancellation
  • No booking or credit card fees
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highlights
  • 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.
Day 1 Kathmandu to Pokhara 6 hours 2 Star Hotel at Hotel Tulsi

Our representative will come at your door, in your hotel at nearly about 6.30 am in Kathmandu, to receive you before we start the trip.
The trip starts with a drive of around 6 hours through lush green forest, meandering road through the hills and gracefully flowing riverside.
You will also come across lively markets and clusters of villages on the way. Buffet lunch will be taken in one of the road side restaurants.
After we get to Pokhara, we take rest for a while and explore Pokhara City and Lakeside during evening.

Day 2 Hike to Tikhedunga 1540 m 6 hours Guest house

After breakfast, we take an early morning 1-hour drive to Nayapul. We then begin our trek, following the River Bhurungdi Khola. We pass low land rice fields and orange groves along an easy trail with a gentle incline to our first teahouse where we will spend the night.

Day 3 Tikhedunga to Ghorepani 2860 m 7 hours Guest house

Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with a steep climb to Ulleri ascending a steep stone staircase consisting of 3300 steps, a difficult challenge that rewards us with excellent views of Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Gandharba Chuli and Annapurana II and III.

Ghorepani is reached by passing through a huge, dense rhododendron and oak tree forest, home to Longur monkeys and musk deer.

Day 4 Hike up to Poon Hill 3210 m 5 hours Guest house

An early morning climb before breakfast takes us to the top of Poon Hill for spectacular, panoramic sunrise views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri mountain range. After breakfast we head out for an uphill trek trough the jungle to Durali before a slight descent to Tadhapani.

Day 5 Tadapani to Chomrong 2170 m 5 hours Guest house

From Tadhapani, we make a steep descent through a dense, dark forest to the beautiful village of Chomrong. We trek past farmland and local, traditional Gurung villages offering marvelous views of Annapurna South and the sacred Mount Machhapuchhre before reaching our teahouse for the night.

Day 6 Chomrong to Dovan 2500 m 5 hours Guest house

A lot of ups and downs today. We descend for 1 hour to the Chomrong Khola River and cross its waters on a suspension bridge. We then ascend for the next 2 hours to Sinuwa. Bamboo grows wild in this area and there are many beautiful rhododendron and walnut trees along the trail.

After lunch we pass through an area named after all the bamboo before reaching Dovan and our teahouse for the night.

Day 7 Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp 3720 m 6 hours Guest house

A gradual ascent following the banks of the river Madi brings us through a sacred valley. No meat or fish is allowed in this area to comply with Buddhist and Hindu beliefs. We continue to pass bamboo trees and if we are lucky, we may see Lophophorus bird, the national bird of Nepal. We continue the ascent to base camp and our teahouse for the night.

Day 8 Annapurna base camp 4095 m 3 hours Guest house

After we leave Machhapuchhre Base Camp, we leave all vegetation and trees behind, we enter a desert wilderness known as the Annapurna Sanctuary, an area of pristine natural beauty, surrounded by the glorious Annapurna Himalayas and glistening Annapurna glacier. Overnight in teahouse.

Day 9 Annapurna Base Camp to Bamboo 2310 m 6 hours Guest house

We give you an early wake up call today so you can enjoy the wondrous sunrise views of the Annapurna Sanctuary. We then we begin our descent, following the Modi Khola River to Bamboo hut.

Day 10 Bamboo to Jhinu 1760 m 5 hours Guest house

We start the day with an uphill trek to Sinewa and then descend to meet the Chomrong Khola River. Another ascent to Chomrong before the final descent of the day to Jhinu. Here, you can visit the natural hot springs to bathe in the relaxing warm waters.

Day 11 Trek to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara 4 hours 2 Star Hotel at Hotel Tulsi

Our last day of trekking, an easy descent to the banks of the Modi Khola River and on to Nayapul. We then take a private car for a one and a half hour drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in hotel.

Day 12 Pokhara back to Kathmandu 6 hours Guest house

We come back to the capital and the time is yours to spend relaxing in Thamel.
We serve you a farewell dinner in Kathmandu at a cultural restaurant as our regard.

what’s included
  • 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
what’s excluded
  • 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
Tour details
Availability Available Daily
Booking Type Instant Booking  
Duration 12 days
guiding method Live guide/instructor
guide language Chinese, English, Hindi & South Korean
Maximum altitude 5380 meters
Trek difficulty Hard
Meeting/Start Point Pick-up at your hotel or location in Kathmandu, Nepal
customer reviews
4.8 - Excellent Based on 5 reviews
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Anonymous From Thailand At
5 - Excellent
“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.”
Great experience for trekking
Anonymous From Thailand At
5 - Excellent
“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.”
Best experience trekking in Nepal
Anonymous From Thailand At
5 - Excellent
“This is one of my best experience. The view of Annapurna range is magnificent. I will definitely come back to Nepal again.”
The best service and special dinner.
Jutharat Sitticharoenporn From Thailand At
4 - Very Good
“I feel like home when I went trekking with guide and porter. They managed the appropriate time in each day.”
Cancellation Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
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