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PoonHill to ABC Trek

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  Trip Code : DH/T-02
  Duration : 14 days
Max Altitude : 4,130
  Meals : All In during the trek/ B&B in the city areas
  Accommodation : Trek: Tea House / City: Hotel
Our Poon Hill Annapurna Base Camp trek is designed for limited vacation and experienced trekkers. This ABC Trek offers the most spectacular picturesque landscape in the Annapurna Region. Poon Hill sunrise gives an overview of the Himalayan Ranges of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Range with Machhapuchhare and eastwards to Manaslu: including 2 peaks above 8,000m.

Our 8 days Poon Hill ABC trek begins at Nayapul (1100m), after a 1½hr drive from Pokhara. It follows the river Valley through natural forests of oak, rhododendron and pine lush forest to Ghorepani. A pre-dawn walk up the Poon Hill offers a 360° uninterrupted view of the mountains and plains.

The trail turns east, crossing ridges to Chule for a comfortable night. It then enters the narrow Mardi Khola Valley down which ice-melt from the glacier flows to the Ganges. Continue up the valley through forest and farming villages to Dobhan.

Beyond, forest gives way to alpine scrub as you enter the sacred Annapurna Sanctuary amphitheater. First is the Machhapuchhare Base Camp (3700m/12 139ft) and 1½ slow hours later the Annapurna Base Camp (4130m/13 550ft) on the glacier moraine. Surrounding you is an immense wall of rock and ice reaching heights from 6,500m–8,091m above the U-shaped glacial valley. Cloud frequently forms in the afternoon, but mornings are usually crystal clear and offer fantastic photographic opportunities.

Short Itinerary
  1. KATHMANDU ARRIVAL
  2. KATHMANDU TO POKHARA (LAKESIDE CITY) BY AC TOURIST BUS (6-7 HOURS DRIVE)
  3. POKHARA DRIVE TO NAYAPUL (1010M/3314FT.) TREK TO TIKHEDUNGA (1577M/5174FT.)
  4. TIKHEDUNGA (1577M/5174FT.) TO GHOREPANI (2840M/9318FT.)
  5. GHOREPANI (2840M/9318FT.) HIKE UP TO POON HILL (3210M/10532FT.) TREK TO TADAPANI (2610M/8563FT.)
  6. TADAPANI (2610M/8563FT.) TREK TO CHHOMRONG (2170m/7120ft)
  7. CHHOMRONG (2170m/7120ft) TO HIMALAYA (2900m/9570ft)
  8. HIMALAYA (2900m/9570ft)TO ABC (ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP) (4,130m/13,545ft) BY MBC (MACHHAPUCHHRE BASE   CAMP)   (3700m/12135ft)
  9. ABC (ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP) (4,130m/13,545ft) TO BAMBOO (2310m/7578ft)
  10. BAMBOO (2310m/7578ft) TO JHINU DANDA HOT SPRINGS (1760m/5770 ft.)
  11. JHINU DANDA HOT SPRINGS (1760m/5770 ft.) TO POTHANA (1400m/4620ft.)
  12. POTHANA (1400m/4620ft.) TO PHEDI (850m/2805ft.) AND DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA (LAKESIDE CITY)
  13. POKHARA (LAKESIDE CITY) TO KATHMANDU BY AC TOURIST BUS (6-7 hour drive)
  14. KATHMANDU DEPARTURE

Day 1 : ARRIVAL AT KATHMANDU

  • Airport pickup and transfer to the hotel for check-in
  • Meeting at our office for meet and greet with a welcome drink
  • Rest of the day is free for personal sightseeing
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 2 : KATHMANDU TO POKHARA (LAKESIDE CITY) BY AC TOURIST BUS (6-7 HOURS DRIVE)

  • Hotel check out
  • We have an early departure (7 am) from Kathmandu to Pokhara by AC tourist bus
  • The bus stops at several places for a 5 minute break and at the highroad restaurant for our lunch
  • After arrival in Pokhara bus park we can take a taxi or go by foot to the hotel ( 15 min walking distance)
  • Hotel check in and the rest of the day is free
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 3 : POKHARA DRIVE TO NAYAPUL (1010M/3314FT.) TREK TO TIKHEDUNGA (1577M/5174FT.)

  • Early morning hotel breakfast and check out
  • Short drive to Nayapul
  • River walk (Modi Khola) to Birethanti
  • Continue to Hille
  • Hike to Tikhedunga
  • Dinner and overnight stay at a local tea house

Day 4 : TIKHEDUNGA (1577M/5174FT.) TO GHOREPANI (2840M/9318FT.)

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Steep climb to Ulleri
  • Soft ascend to Banthanti
  • Hike to Ghorepani
  • Dinner and overnight stay at a local tea house

Day 5 : GHOREPANI (2840M/9318FT.) HIKE UP TO POON HILL (3210M/10532FT.) TREK TO TADAPANI (2610M/8563FT.)

  • Early wake up and upwards hike to Poon Hill
  • View point break at Poon hill ( photographer’s paradise)
  • Downwards hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast and guest house check out
  • Ascend to Deurali
  • Descend to Banthanti
  • We hike downwards to the river and back up to Tadapani
  • Dinner and overnight stay at local tea house

Day 6 : TADAPANI (2610M/8563FT.) TREK TO CHHOMRONG (2170m/7120ft)

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Downwards trek through forest area’s
  • Hike to Gurjung village
  • Ascending to Chere Danda
  • Downwards flat trail until Chhomrong
  • Dinner and overnight stay at a local tea house

Day 7 : CHHOMRONG (2170m/7120ft) TO HIMALAYA (2900m/9570ft)

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Descend to the bridge crossing of the Chhomrong Khola (river)
  • Uphill climb to Sinuwa
  • Relaxing forest trail, flat downhill walk to Bamboo
  • Hike to Dovan
  • Continue to Himalaya
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 8 : HIMALAYA (2900m/9570ft) TO ABC (ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP) (4,130m/13,545ft) VIA MBC (MACHHAPUCHHRE BASE CAMP) (3700m/12135ft)

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Ascending trek to Deurali
  • Hike to MBC
  • Ascend to ABC
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 9 : ABC (ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP) (4,130m/13,545ft) TO BAMBOO (2310m/7578ft)

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Descend to MBC
  • Downhill hike to Deurali
  • Descend to Bamboo
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 10 : BAMBOO (2310m/7578ft) TO JHINU DANDA HOT SPRINGS (1760m/5770 ft.)

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Uphill trek to Sinuwa
  • Downhill walk to the Chhomrong Khola (river)
  • Small climb by stone steps to Chhomrong
  • Descend to Jhinu Danda and check in
  • Option to visit the healing hot springs of Jhinu Danda
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 11 : JHINU DANDA HOT SPRINGS (1760m/5770 ft.) TO POTHANA (1400m/4620ft.)

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Downwards hike to New Bridge
  • Flat trail until ascending to Landruk village
  • Continuing on flat trail to Pothana
  • Dinner and overnight stay at the local tea house

Day 12 : POTHANA (1400m/4620ft.) TO PHEDI (850m/2805ft.)AND DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA (LAKESIDE CITY)

  • Breakfast and departure
  • Downwards hike to Dhampus with amazing views of the Annapurna Range
  • Descending to Phedi from where we drive back to Pokhara
  • Hotel check in
  • Rest of the day free
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 13 : POKHARA (LAKESIDE CITY) TO KATHMANDU BY AC TOURIST BUS (6-7 hour drive)

  • Hotel check out
  • Drive back to Kathmandu by AC tourist bus
  • Lunch on the way at the highway restaurant
  • Hotel check in
  • We meet back at the travel office for your vacation review
  • Rest of the day free for souvenir shopping/ personal sightseeing
  • Farewell dinner with a live Nepali culture show
  • Overnight stay at the hotel

Day 14 : KATHMANDU DEPARTURE

  • Hotel breakfast and check out
  • Airport transfer by AC vehicle 3 hours before departure

What's included

  • Int. airport pickups and drops
  • All KTM accommodation according to your booking
  • All Pokhara accommodation on a bed & breakfast plan
  • Lodge Accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • 1 Nepali farewell dinner with a Nepali cultural show.
  • All land transportation by air-condition vehicle.
  • Trekking Permits And TIMS
  • Trekking Guide and Porter(2 Guests 1 Porter)

What's not included

  • Domestic Flight
  • Evacuation in case of Emergency
  • Medical and Personal Insurance
  • Tips and telephone calls
  • Laundry bills
  • Anything not mentioned in the above
Extra’s:
 
Every itinerary is a standard format of wat we offer, our guests can customize this according to their own wishes but please note that prices will vary on your choices.

The PoonHill to ABC Trek can be made longer/shorter by extra/fewer trekking days, visit other places via other routes, to confirm please inquire to us by mail.

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