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Annapurna Base Camp & Poon Hill 13 days

Annapurna Base Camp & Poon Hill 13 Days

  • Duration: 13 days

  • Trip level: moderate (info?)

  • Maximum altitude: 4090 m

  • Accommodation: teahouse/lodge

  • Season: February, March, April, May, September, October, November, December

  • Fixed departure 2018: November 17th

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Poon Hill view

The trek starts near Pokhara where you can see the snowy mountain peaks. This popular trek takes you to the heart of the Annapurna mountain range; the Annapurna base camp. But first a stunning sunrise from Poon Hill. Along the trail you pass rice terraces and see village life of the local Nepalese inhabitants. At the highest point of this trek, the Annapurna base camp at 4095 meters, you will be treated to a panoramic view of all the majestic mountains of the erea. This horseshoe shaped area is considered sacred by the local Nepalese who call it the sanctuary.
From Poon Hill you will be treated to a magical mountain panorama of the entire Annapurna range.

From Kathmandu you travel by car or plane to Pokhara. The town of Pokhara lies next to the beautiful Phewa lake, and from here you can see all the snowcapped mountain peaks of the Annapurna region. From Pokhara the trek to the base camp starts. From day one, you have amazing views of the characteristic Machapuchare mountain, also known as Fishtail mountain. While travelling through the rich rhododendron forests you will constantly see Machapuchares special contours. In Ghorepani we get up early to walk up to Poon Hill. From here the sunrise on the entire Annapurna circuit is a most impressive spectacle. The Annapurna mountains, Dhaulagiri and Machapuchare, you will see them from this exquisite spot. At Chomrong you enter the erea of the base camp and the sanctuary. After a few days of climbing, crossing rivers and forests you will notice a change in temperature. Because of the altitude, the temperature drops. On the trail to Annapurna base camp you will cross the Machapuchare base camp. At the horseshoe shaped area of the sanctuary you are surrounded by the impressive mountain peaks. This impressive sight is a sight you will not easily forget. After the visit at the sanctuary the trail takes you back to Chomrong. From here you walk a the hiking trail back to the road where a car will bring you to Pokhara. In Pokhara and the Phewa lake you can recover from this beautiful trek.

Day 01                  Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara, flight is optional (6 hrs.)
Day 02                  Drive to Nayapul, and trek to Tirkedhunga (1450 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 03                  Trek to Ghorepani (2874 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 04                  Climb to Poon Hill (3119 m) for sunrise, and trek to Tadapani (2721 m- 5 hrs.)
Day 05                  Trek to Chomrong ( 1951 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 06                  Trek to Dovan ( 2130 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 07                  Trek to Machapuchare base camp ( 3720 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 08                  Trek to Annapurna base camp ( 4095 m – 4 hrs.)
Day 09                  Trek to Bamboo ( 2050 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 10                  Trek to Jhinu Danda ( 1700 m – 6 hrs.)
Day 11                  Trek to Potana ( 1900 m – 5 hrs.)
Day 12                  Trek to Kande ( 3 hrs.) and drive to Pokhara
Day 13                  Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu, flight is optional ( 6hrs.)

Sherpa Heritage Trails shows you a starting price. During the trekking season prices may rise. The final price depends on the trekking season, group size and, if applicable, cost of local flight.

The starting price for Annapurna Base Camp & Poon Hill 13 days is:
€ 295,00 per person ( party of 4 persons)
€ 390,00 per person ( party of 2 persons)

We have noticed the ways of traveling and booking are changing rapidly. Many customers book a hotel or a guesthouse themselves prior to their journey. However, we would happily like to arrange accommodation for you. We have excellent contacts with various hotels and guesthouses and will be able to offer a good price rate for any budget.

When you arrive at the International Airport we will pick you up and bring you to your accommodation. Here we will give you a short briefing about the trek. In addition we will give you advice about hygienic food, customs, and sightseeing in Kathmandu.

Cost include:
Pick up and drop off from Kathmandu International Airport to hotel
Return drive by tourist bus with A/C Kathmandu to Pokhara
Certificate of CO2- emission free return drive Kathmandu to Pokhara
One night in guesthouse in Pokhara before and after trek
Licensed and certified mountain guide. Well experienced and English speaking
Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for the mountain guide
Free use of waterproof bag ( only available with porter service)
ACAP fee, TIMS card and local taxes
Support of the Sherpa Heritage Trails head office in Kathmandu

Cost exclude:
International flight to Kathmandu
Nepal entrance visa
Accommodation and all meals in Kathmandu
All meals in Pokhara
Lodging and food during trek
Porter service for carrying luggage. One porter for two persons, max. luggage 10 kg. per person
All beverage bills, hot shower, internet services, laundry and battery charge during trek
Personal travel insurance
Rescue operation charge in case of an emergency
Any cost that arise due to change of itinerary like flight delay, natural calamities, etc.
Gratitude and tips for mountain guide (and porter)