Poon Hill Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • 12 Days
Price per personUS$599
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 30 US$ 799
2 - 5 US$ 699
6 - 10 US$ 655
11 - 30 US$ 599
24 January, 2021Or Check Availability
$799 x 1 guests:
$799

Total
$799
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  • Trip Duration12 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy-Moderate
  • Best SeasonMarch- May and Sep- Nov
  • Max Altitude4130 m

Overview

Poon hill Annapurna base camp trek is a fully combined trek that takes you to the most beautiful places of Poon Hill (3210 m) and Annapurna base camp (4130m), these two places are the main highlights of the region. Poon Hill Annapurna base camp trek is an amazing hike that takes us through some lush forests of rhododendron and oak trees of the Annapurna conservation region, the trek officially starts from the beautiful city of Pokhara with a short scenic drive to Naayapul from where you the walk starts following the beautiful rice farm, terraced fields, and exciting local villages of Hille, Tikhedung and Ulleri for the first day, then afterward, you will be a hike to Ghorepani and Poon hill for the next day, poon hill is one of the popular most inspiring places to witness the views of the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges along with the array kissing sunrise on the top of Annapurna and Machhapuchare ranges.

While hiking towards Poon hill which stands at an altitude of 3210 meters which is the second-highest point of the trek, the views from here are outstanding, after a short hike to Poon Hill, our journey constantly move for the further steps towards Annapurna base camp walking through the high hills within dense rhododendron and oaks forests with majestic close-up mountain sights of Annapurna South, Fishtail and Dhaulagiri.

Trekking from Poon Hill to reach Annapurna Base Camp takes another 4 days via crossing the several Gurung settlements, iconic waterfalls, a few suspension bridges, and surprising scenery of the mountains. The tail is gentle and up and down hills into the jungle where you may see some animal like deer, monkey, fox, Himalayan Danphe, etc. Reaching Annapurna base camp, you will be rewarded by the beauty of fantastic surrounding mountains vistas, our overnight stay at base camp will be a blissful blessing with graceful views and glorious sunrise and sunset views. Our journey from ABC leads us on the same trail downhill for 2 and half days to reach Siwai, this is the ending point of the trek and we catch a local jeep or bus to Pokhara.

Note: This trek is included a hot spring at Jhinu dada, this is one of the main highlights of the trek after Poon Hill and Annapurna base camp, along with the fascinating local culture and lifestyles.

Our Poon Hill Annapurna Base Camp Trek is doable any time of the year and created for those who like to be in nature more than a week from the hustling and bustling city life as well as hectic busy schedules. This trip is more than just a trek where you will be fully engaged with the locals, nature as well as trekking fellows from the different nations. 

The normal Poon hill and ABC trek is suitable for both beginners or experienced travelers who are willing to take a 4-5 hours hike a day facing the several ascends and descends through the mountains, 

WHEN TO GO ON 

Nepal is a landlocked country located in the south Assa, it has four seasons like just many other countries around the world, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and Winter. However, Spring and Autumn seasons are the best time of the year as it starts from months of March to May (Spring) and September to November (Autumn), the temperatures at this time is suitable and moderate that is the best shape for trekking in Annapurna or any other routes of Nepal! 

Don't you have a long holiday to make this trip happens? then trekkers might look at our short version Annapurna base camp or poon hill trek as given below,

Bonus: Everest Base Camp Trek - 8 Days and Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake

Highlights

  • The warm recipient on arrival day in Kathmandu 
  • Picturesque drive from Kathmandu to the lake city of Pokhara 
  • Enjoy the trek amidst the lush forest of rhododendron and oak trees
  • Enjoy the views both from Poon Hill  (3210 m) and ABC (4130M)
  • A refreshment at Natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda.
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FREE BENEFITS 

  • Free Airport transportation on arrival and departures
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket, etc.
  • Duffle bags on request 
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map or browser and ART's hiking T-shirt
  • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen 
  • WOKI TOKI for communication during the trek 

Itinerary

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                          Trip inclusion

                          • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop by private car.
                          • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the Himalaya.
                          • An experienced and Knowledgeable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide.
                          • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for the guide.
                          • Annapurna conservation area permit 
                          • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) 
                          • 2 nights -3star tourist hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
                          • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket, etc. on return basic
                          • Trekking lodge (Tea House) throughout the trek.
                          • 2-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
                          • Assistant guide group size of more than 6 people above in a group.
                          • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu by bus.
                          • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day 
                          • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
                          • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
                          • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART company T-shirt
                          • Compressive first aid box.
                          • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by travel insurance)
                          • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses

                           

                          TRIP ROUTE MAP 

                          • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
                          • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before or after the trek) 
                          • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
                          • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
                          • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
                          • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
                          • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
                          • Tips for guide and staffs (Tipping is expected- recommended by our mountain culture) 
                          • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek

                          Dates & Price

                          The dates are available for both group or private trips any time of the year, inquire us about your future trip and plans, we are happy to help you! 

                          Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
                          02 Apr, 202113 Apr, 2021GuaranteedUS$599

                          Trip Info

                          Food on Annapurna Base camp Trek

                          Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

                          Common Lunch options – different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

                          Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

                          Accommodation Facts on Annapurna Base Camp Trek 

                          Accommodations on the mountain are simple in tea hoses/ Trekking Lodges. The rooms come usually in double occupancy with a wooden bed, blankets, mattresses, pillows, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and the view is spectacular from the rooms of mountain tea houses. Likewise, single rooms are available ( except Himalaya and ABC) and it will be provided for solo female travelers.

                          Safety and Satisfactions Annapurna Base Camp Trek

                          SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

                          This trek is a guided trip and you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with a first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in emergency cases, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

                          Note: During the trek, make sure you are always in the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place especially at the narrow section of the trail.

                          Passport and Visa

                          If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu's where you can simply get On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter Nepal.

                          You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and India. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!

                          Travel Insurance

                          In Safety reasons, Travel insurance is mandatory for trekkers in participating in any trek and tour programs on the mountains. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas is like security on which you can rely and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuations expense it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.

                          Booking and payment process

                          Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us. we called mountain family, home away from home with us.

                          To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 10 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior of time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining of the payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send all the required documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.

                          Last-minute booking

                          The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

                          We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the mighty mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha

                          FAQs

                          Yes, a visa is required to enter Nepal except for SAARC and Chinese nationals. One can get a visa at the Royal Nepalese Embassy or consulate or at the airport upon arrival. Two copies of passport-sized photographs are required to get a visa.

                          Yes, you could choose to own your departure date according to your time and schedule If the published Group Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plan, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary. 

                          The best season to travel Nepal is Autumn (September, October & November) & Spring (March, April & May). 

                          The Answer is absolutely safe even for the solo female traveler, who loves to explore Nepal through the reliable team with us, our Alpine Ramble team have been leading many successfully solo female trip in Nepal Himalayas. 

                          Yes, upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by our official representative then transfer to the hotel at Thamel, which is the most interesting tourist hub with many facilities in Nepal. Overnight at the hotel.

                          Yes, we highly recommend that you to buy travel insurance before you travel to Nepal, it’s easy and better to purchase the travel insurance in your own country.

                          Yes, Almost every teahouse have Wifi  Facility on extra Cost in the trek. 

                          Yes, hot shower will be prepared by the gas shower at your own expenses. normally, we wouldn't prefer to take shower above the 4000 meters hight because of cold situation. 

                          Yes, upon arrival at Kathmandu then you will get money exchangers and ATM at airport and city area like Thamel, where you could exchange the money in better rates and take enough Nepalese cash by ATM services however as you need.

                           Yes, some tea houses available  Laundry services but not everywhere,

                          You could use the credit card only in cities areas of Nepal, in the mountain areas you can only use the cash and some places they will be accepted accept dollars, Euros, and pounds as well.

                          Acute mountain sickness is an illness that can affect any mountain climbers, hikers, trekkers, or travelers at high altitudes, normally; it can be suffered above high of 9,000 feet. Acute mountain sickness is caused by reduced air pressure and lowers oxygen levels at high altitudes. If you feel dizzy, suffer palpitations or severe headaches, and return immediately to a lower altitude. Do not take altitude sickness lightly. It can be fatal! Please familiarize yourself with the symptoms of altitude sickness before your trek. Do not ignore even the mildest of altitude symptoms, inform your guide, porters or hotel staff immediately. generally, Our guides carry basic medicine and first aid equipment including simple painkillers, altitude sickness tablets, bandages, balm for muscle ache and medication to treat diarrhea and vomiting.

                          It depends on the nature of the sickness. Generally, if you become sick, you will descend to a lower high altitude with the help and support of the staffs. If you are seriously ill, injured etc we will arrange an emergency helicopter evacuation service. Our guide will take immediate action according to the situation in the mountains. Please ensure you arrange travel insurance that covers you for an evacuation service and trekking at high altitudes.

                          You will need to carry a good-sized of a daypack where you could put your personal belongings items, water, camera, snacks, sunscreen, a hat, a fleece jacket and gloves for higher altitudes. The porters will carry the bigger packs with your clothes etc. They will carry packs up to 15kg.

                          In city areas of Nepal like Kathmandu and Pokhara, your hotel accommodation will generally include an attached bathroom and have facilities such as air conditioning, reception, Resturant, and dining services. The level of accommodation is generally Nepalese 3 star and is comfortable and clean. If you require an upgrade of accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara, there are many 4 stars and 5-star options at an extra cost. Please let us know if you like high categories hotel service like 5 stars then we will be glad to book for you.

                          Accommodation in the mountain, you will be staying in “Teahouses.” Accommodation is limited, particularly the higher you get, so your room may differ from a private single/double room to a bed in a dormitory. The accommodation is very basic and there will frequently be shared shower and toilet facilities with other trekkers sometime. Every teahouse has a common dining hall offering verities of local and western kind of meals including hot drinks like coffee and any kind of tea in the mountains.

                          Eventually, almost Every trekking region has tea House facilities in Nepal; during the treks in Mountain, we provide standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. Your guide/ porter will help you with the menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills

                          Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits, and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems), they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

                          Not at all, your meals will be including for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of hot drink during the trek in mountain and it’s a good idea to carry some power bars, cereal bars or other high energy foods with you. Powder Gatorade is also recommended to fight dehydration..  

                          Yes, We have a safe and sound place to store where you can be easily stored your luggage at our hotel or office. 

                          Annapurna base camp elevation is 4130 meters