12D11N Annapurna Basecamp Itinerary (via Poonhill)

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A. Overview

Annapurna Basecamp is one of the most famous for their wonderful routes, attractive natural scenery, and snow-covered mountains. The trail traces through the lush green forest, terraced farmland, beautiful villages, cascading waterfalls-streams, and well-paved stairs from Lower Region Nayapul to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 m). The trek offers plenty of viewpoints, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli, and a few others, from where trekkers get the best panoramic view of glistering peaks.

 This Trek Annapurna Base Camp is the most beautiful setting in the area of Annapurna. The Sunrise Trekking at Poon Hill offers a gestalt of Machhapuchhre and Manaslu to the east of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Range, including 2 peaks over an area of 8,000 m.The path follows the Valley River to Ghorepani through natural oak, rhododendron, and pine forest forests. A pre-dawn climbs up the Poon Hill provides an uninterrupted 360 ° view of the mountains and plains.

From Pokhara, the Annapurna trekking area is easily accessible, with numerous trailheads starting just an hour or two away. You should ensure that you have the latest trail conditions information before setting off or hiring a skilled guide before embarking on the trek. But depending on which route you take you can pass through Ghandruk. The trail is the same from Chomrung on, but you can choose to include Ghorepani Poon Hill and Ghandruk, or not. Poon Hill, as well as the sunrise and sunset, is a point of view of Annapurna plus other peaks. The Trek Annapurna Base Camp is separate, easy to do. According to Miyamoto International’s damage assessment report, more than 1 percent of the route and 3 percent of guesthouses collapsed after an earthquake. Most of the damage occurred on the Annapurna Circuit route, rather than on the ABC route. Thus, the area welcomed trekkers during the peak autumn season (September-November).

Highlights:

  • Visit various heritage sites of Kathmandu
  • Pokhara’s Beautiful City and the terraced farmland above Pokhara
  • Poonhill Viewpoint from which all the Annapurna Mountain Range, including Mt. Fishtail, can be seen
  • Panoramic views of 10 peaks over 6000 mm in Annapurna
  • Surrounded by a ring of impressive mountains, including 8091 m (26540 ft.) of Annapurna I.
  • Set against the panorama of high peaks beyond, the combination of pretty villages and farmland at Ghaundrung makes this one of the most picturesque treks.
  • Hot spring natural in Jhinudanda
  • Local society and their way of life

B. Outlined Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara(820m/2,690ft)
  • Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Ulleri and trekking to Ghorepani (2,830m/9,382ft): 7km, 4-5hrs.
  • Day04:  Trek toward Poon hill (3,210m/10,531ft)& dart toward Tadapani (2,630m/8,630ft): 11km, 6-7hrs.
  • Day 05: Trekking from Tadapani (2,630m/8,630ft) to Chhomrong (2,170m/7,120ft):  11km, 5-6 hrs.
  • Day 06: Trekking from Chhomrong (2,170m/7,120ft) to Himalaya Hotel (2,900m/9,515ft): 14km, 7-8 hrs.
  • Day 07: Trekking from Himalaya Hotel (2,900m/9,515ft) to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft): 11km, 6-7 hrs.
  • Day 08: Trekking from Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft) to Sinuwa (2, 360m/7 742 ft): 22km, 9-10 hrs.
  • Day 09: Trekking from Sinuwa (2,360m/7742ft) to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft), 6 hrs
  • Day 10: Trekking from Bamboo (2310m/7575ft)  to Shewai and drive to Pokhara. Overnite in Pokhara
  • Day 11:  Drive Back to Kathmandu
  • Day 12:  Departure

C. Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
As you land at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport, you will find our agent to welcome you to the airport, and you can travel to your chosen Kathmandu hotel without delay. In the evening, you will meet your guide and he will include some significant information about the trek. You will stay Overnite in Kathmandu for rest.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara(820m/2,690ft)
After breakfast, you’ll take a bus to Pokhara early in the morning. Pokhara, the beautiful lake-side city, takes almost 30 minutes. You are going to enjoy the wonderful landscape of Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, etc. You’re going to travel to NayaPul afterward. Along the way, we pass a beautiful town and farmland and for a while we stop by Nagdada to take a photo and cross over the lovely village of Lumle, entering Nayapul (1100 m) by the river Modi. We come to Tims, Permit and cross over Modi Khola Bridge to follow Vuramdi Khola when we get to Tikhedhunga after this time, to Birethanti. We follow the Vuramd Khola. Overnight in Ulleri.

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Ulleri and trekking to Ghorepani (2,830m/9,382ft): 7km, 4-5hrs.
Early in the morning you will leave for Ulleri  from Pokhara by car and move toward for trekking to Ghorepani.We pass some beautiful tea houses that are run by residents (Called Magar) and begin to walk through the beautiful jungle. Before arriving in Ghorepani, we will see the welcome gate and enter one of the most famous villages in the Annapurna region. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 04: Trek toward Poon hill (3,210m/10,531ft)& dart toward Tadapani (2,630m/8,630ft): 11km, 6-7hrs.
Today our path leads us toward Poonhill.Begin to walk up Poon Hill (3210 m) for 45 minutes. We can see so many other snowcapped mountains can be seen from Poon Hill. The trail then descends through a dense forest of rhododendrons.On the way, we cross the north side of the stream and to Ulleri there’ll be fantastic views over the gorge. A rugged path descends steeply to a small stream and again climbs to Tadapani, a village surrounded by beautiful trees, through deep woods. More spectacular views of Machhapuchre, South Annapurna, Himchuli, and Annapurna II can be seen. Overnight in Tadapani.

Day 05: Trekking from Tadapani (2,630m/8,630ft) to Chhomrong (2,170m/7,120ft):  11km, 5-6 hrs.
After breakfast, you will be darting toward Chhomrong.The views of the mountains of South Annapurna and Fishtail are stunning. We climb up the valley basin of the Ghurjung River steeply from there for around 900 meters. Move by phase up to Chhomrong, situated high on the ridge along the mountainside. In the Annapurna Sanctuary Corridor, Chhomrong is a major village of the Gurung. The village offers a sight of Fishtail (6,993 m) to the south of Annapurna (7,219 m). Overnight in Chhomrong.

Day 06: Trekking from Chhomrong (2,170m/7,120ft) to Himalaya Hotel (2,900m/9,515ft): 14km, 7-8 hrs.
Today we will be heading toward the Himalayan hotel.After a good breakfast, we descend through Chhomrong Khola on the longest stairway, cross the suspension bridge, and climb up the steepest staircase of the village of Sinuwa to the green hills and terraced plain. Sinuwa is a small village on the plateau, offering stunning views of Fishtail Mountain and lovely landscapes. From Sinuwa we walk through the thick bamboo, rhododendrons, and oak woods, from which we walk from Modi-Chola Valley and enter the Himalayan Hotel, where we go down to another village in the Bamboo. The village is the lookout point with an ideal view of the fishtail peak. Stay at the Himalayan hotel overnight.

Day 07: Trekking from Himalaya Hotel (2,900m/9,515ft) to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft): 11km, 6-7 hrs.
Today our destination will be Annapurna Base Camp. First, we go down to the cave of Hinku for about half an hour, cross the Modi Khola river and arrive at Deurali. The trail from Deurali to MBC is straight and uphill, but in some places the danger is high. Cross a small bridge and climb to MBC from Deurali, walk through the pastureland, the rocky Modi Khola. The tracks up to ABC from the MBC take in sensational 360-degree views of numerous snow-covered peaks such as Annapurna III, Machhapuchre, Gangapurna, Gandharva Chuli, Annapurna South, among others. We get to ABC (4,130 m on the lap of Mt. Annapurna, after 1-2 hours of ascent from MBC, (8,091m/26.554 ft). Overnight at Annapurna Base camp.

Day 08: Trekking from Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m/13,550ft) to Sinuwa (2, 360m/7 742 ft): 22km, 9-10 hrs.
Today our trail leads us to Sinuwa from Annapurna Base Camp. The most wonderful day on the tour is today because we have a spectacular 360 ° view on the Annapurna mountain range and other moving peaks, such as Machhapuchre, Gangapurna, and Gandharva Chuli. Take a delicious breakfast after the incredible moment at ABC and walk down to Bamboo on previous trails that have been trodden. We travel by the thick woods from Bamboo for a few hours and enter Sinuwa for the shelter of tonight.

Day 09: Trekking from Sinuwa (2,360m/7742ft) to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft), 6 hrs
Wake up early morning to see the mesmerizing sunrise view over the Himalayas. After breakfast, retrace your steps back to Bamboo. Capture your memories in the last day of Himalayas.. Over night in Bamboo tea house.

Day 10:  Trekking from Bamboo (2310m/7575ft)  to Shewai and drive to Pokhara. Overnite in Pokhara.
Today is your last day of trekking. Spending  around 6 hours trek and 1.5 hours drive to Pokhara

.Day 11: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Bid your goodbye to the beautiful city, Pokhara. Lastly, catch the glimpse of mighty Himalayas before heading back to Kathmandu. Along the way, enjoy the scenery of green hills, Nepalese settlements, glimmering rivers and many more. On reaching you will be transferred to the hotel, take rest. And in the evening explore the market places and buy some gifts to your loved ones. Overnight in Kathmandu Hotel.

Day 12: Departure
Our representative will take you to Tribhuvan International Airport a few hours before the departure flight.   If you like, feel free to buy gifts and souvenirs in Kathmandu. You can also visit some restaurants nearby during your free time. We wish you all the best and hope you’ll be followed in future visits to Nepal.

C. Package Type and Inclusion 

1. Full Service Package (FS):

  • Airport Pickup & Drop
  • Hotels & Tea Houses during trekking
  • Inland Transport (Private/Tourist Bus/Jeep)
  • 3 x Meals per day
  • Trekking Permit & other Government trekking taxes
  • Professionally licenced & experienced Guide
  • Porter (1 Porter for 2 Persons)
  • Nepal Simcard 4GB
  • First Aid Kit
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Other trekking services on Spot

2. Standard Package (SS) :
All the above Full Service (FS) inclusion but – Porter, – Meals, – Nepal Simcard 4GB, – Farewell Dinner.

3. Regular Package (RS) :
All the above Full Service (FS) inclusion but with +Porter, – Meals, + Nepal Simcard 4GB, + Farewell Dinner.

Excludes:

  • Flight Ticket from Country of Origin
  • Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for Guide and Porter staffs
  • Mineral water, Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and Souvenirs
  • All items not listed in Cost included section
  • 0 – 05.99 free of Charge.
  • 6 – 11.99 pay 50% of tour price.
  • 12+ pay full tour price as per adult person.
  • if your tour includes airfare then an extra charge for child rate may apply.

In case you cancel your trip, the following scale of charges will be applied:

  • From the date of booking until 61 days before your arrival date, 15% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • Between 60 and 30 days before your arrival date, 25% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • Between 29 and 15 days before your arrival date, 50% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • Between 14 and 7 days before your arrival date, 75% of the entire tour price will be charged.
  • Between 7 and 1 days before your arrival date, 100% of the entire tour price will be charged.

Additionally, there are cancellation fees on all international flights within Druk Air of Tashi Air. If you cancel a tour at any time, you will be subject to any fees according to airline’s cancellation policy.

  • Advance Payment : 20% on the date of Order Placement Confirmation
  • The remaining balance full amount: to be paid by cash upon arrival in Kathmandu before trekking schedule or full settlement 1 week before departure.
  • Payment by PayPal to our email [email protected] or Bank Transfer to:
  • in US Dollar to PT SUKA KREASI MANDIRI , BCA (Bank Central Asia), Bank account : 134.8000.801. Swift Code: CENAIDJA.
  • In Indonesian Rupiah to PT SUKA KREASI MANDIRI, BCA (Bank Central Asia), Bank Account: 1348000101

Special Documents for Traveller coming to Nepal as of 2020 Travel:

  1. Passport (original)
  2. SWAB/PCR Document (Free Covid-19 Certificate)
  3. Travel Insurance