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Annapurna BC and Poon Hill Trek

OVERVIEW

Annapurna Scnatury Base Camp also called Annapurna Base Camp trek, this 16 days program bears a fine chance to encircle oneself with Ghorepani Poon Hill viewpoint, in a moderately limited ability to focus time, without contending with extraordinary heights. The trail goes northwest from Pokhara and along the Modi Khola specifically north directly into a characteristic amphitheater of high mountains with 360-degree perspectives of Annapurna “I” (8153m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7550m), Gangapurna (7454m), Machhapuchhre (6993m) and Many more mountain. This trek, inside its brief term, gives a fascinating assortment of atmospheres, vegetation, and territory from swamp subtropical towns developing rice to high vegetation nearer to the pass and into the asylum where access could be troublesome in mid-winter on account of snow

Highlights of the Trekking

Gorgeous Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalaya range,  Outstanding sunrise view from Poon Hill including 360 digree snowcapped mountain from Annapurna Base Camp, the different community with the majority of Gurung, Magar (poon) people.

Itinerary of Annapurna BC and Poon Hill Trek

Our Company representative will be standing in front of arrival gate to meets you at Tribhuban International Airport, Kathmandu holding a board of our company SNOWPAL TREK AND EXPEDITION Pvt. Ltd. along with your Name and transfer to your hotel.

Overnight in Hotel on BB Basis

After Breakfast first we check all the trekking equipments and if missing some of trekking gear, we can buy during the sightseeing. Full day sightseeing proceeds to the prominent UNESCO world heritage site to Syambhunath Stupa the Buddhist sanctuary said to be nearly 2000 years old. The hill itself is pleasant place overlooking the entire valley of Kathmandu. The all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha painted in prominent blue atop the dome are visible from long distance from around the Kathmandu city. Then proceed to patan durbar squar also call Lalitpur the city full of fine arts. It cover the dozen of temples like Krishna Mandir, Kumbeswor temple, Golden temle. Next site proceed to Pashupatinath Temple the holiest Hindu Temple situated on the bank of sacred holy river Bagmati. Sightseeing continues to the Boudhanath Stupa the biggest Stupa around inhabited by Tibetan Refugee since 1959AD. The day ends at Kathmandu Durbar Squar where can visti the Living Goddes Kumari who appear on the balcony of her temple to greet her devotees, Kastamandap temple (Though now it is under reconstruction process after collapsed in earthquake in 25 April 2014), the temple made out of single tree and named Kathmandu as it was known as Kantipur in earlier times. Kathmandu Durbar Squar cover dozen of temple concluding Kumari temple, Hanuman Dhoka, Maizu dewal, Taleju temple, Nautale Durbar, Kaal Bhairav, freak street and many more.

Overnight in a Boutique Hotel on BB Basis

We request you to have an early breakfast and be ready exactly at 06:15 in your hotel loby, guide will pick up you and transfer to the tourist bus station and drive (approximately seven hours with breaks) through the beautiful river view and Nepalese countryside to reach the Pokhara lakeside. Lunch spot on the way to Pokhara and you will be arrived late afternoon at Pokhara approximately 2:00 o’clock. Pokhara lakeside sites walking around, “front row center” to one of the most beautiful Himalayan panoramas in the world.

Overnight at hotel on BB basis.

After breakfast approx: 7: 30AM drive to Nayapul (42Km) 1.5hr by Car via large village of Lumle and walk about 20minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Sudame where you have Lunch. After lunch climb steadily up the side of the valley, reaching possibilities but if Ghorepani is the objective for the next day it is better to push on to Tikhe Dhunga.

Overnight at Tirkhedhunga.

Meal: B,L,D.

Breakfast served in morning 7:00AM. From Tirkhedhunga the trail crosses stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tirkhedhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase to the large Magar village Ulleri at 2070m. Above the village where the trail climbs gently through pastures and outvoted fields. There are magnificent more pleasantly through rhododendron and oak forest. There is a hut with water and a small camp site about 1hr above Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparking clear two streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti. Your lunch spot in Nangethanti. Thanti is a Nepali words meaning “rest house” “Dharmasala”. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti about one hours trek, climb to Ghorepani at 2850m. Arrive at the top of the Ghorepani.

Overnight at Ghorepani.

Meal:B,L,D,

Being of the early morning 4: 30AM wake up and start to you journey climb to Poon Hill (3195m) around 1hr to provides better unobstructed views and sunrise over the high Himalayas. You can see lots of white Mountain Peaks from Poon Hill. After sunrise, you’ll return to our camp and time for breakfast. Ghorepani means “place where horse used to drink water” and is no doubt a welcome watering stop for the teams of horses, mules and ponies that carry loads between Pokhara and Mustang through Jomsom.

From Ghorepani the trail climbs south east on path through the deep forests. It finally emerge on a grassy knoll which offers good mountain views, is including views of Machhapuchhare (not visible from Ghorepani Pass), and a panorama all the way south to the plains of India. It is similar views from Poon Hill. Climbing along the ridge in pine and rhododendron forests to a top 3030 meters then descend to at a second pass also called Deurali, at 2960 meters. The trails a ridge hides the mountains as makes a steep, sometimes treacherous, descent on a narrow path alongside the trail and finally becomes a series waterfall over a jumble of boulders. The steep descent becomes more gentle way to reaches Banthanti and stop for Lunch approx, 1hr. From Banthati, the trail follow the stream down to a bridge where the trails start climbing, leaving the most high mountain forests and entering a field of cane, making some ups and downs past to a vantage point “ Tadapani (2540 metres) that offers a brief view of the mountains. Overnight at Tadapani.

Meal:B,L,D,

Breakfast served 7:30Am. From Tadapani, the trails dropping down rhododendron, oak forests, one the way offers good views of white mountains trails to Chhomrung. It takes approx, four hours trek. Our lunch and dinner spot in Chhomrung. Chhomrung is a Gurung Village has evolved into two sprats parts. This is highest permanent settlement in the valley. There is a tremendous view of Machhapuchhare (Machha “fish” and puchhare “tail”) across the valley.

Breakfast served in the morning at 7AM. Start your journey to Dovan approximately 8:00AM. From Chhomrung the trail descends on 2500 stone staircase and cross the Chhomrung Khola. Climbing high above the Modi Khola on its west banks, the trails passes through forest of bamboo, rhododendron and oak. Climbing further on a rocky trail you reach at Sinuwa, 2250m/7,381ft. The trails continues rhododendrons forest, climb Kuldi. From Kuldi, the trails descends a long steep stone staircase into deep bamboo and rhododendron forests, then short distance on a muddy trail to Bamboo and time for Lunch. From Bamboo the trail climbs steeply through stands of bamboo, occasionally dropping slightly to cross the tributary streams, its take approximately one hours trek to Dovan. Overnight at Dovan. Meal: B, L, D.

We pass through the bamboo forest which is damp and cold then ascend steadily with a few steep sections. It is only after reaching Himalaya Hotel that the forest opens up and we are out in the sun again with astounding views of the glacial river below. It is a steep climb up through a much drier forest before reaching Hinku Cave. From here we can see the trail drop closer to the river before climbing again to Deurali, the most scenic stretch of the day. The vegetation is sparse, allowing magical views of the valley, the river below, and the sheer rock-face cliffs above with bands of wispy waterfalls. Over night at Deurali. Meal: B, L, D.

Climb gently through a river bed then over a steep trail over to the mountain side. The hike from Bagar to Machhapuchhre Base Camp is somewhat strenuous. From Machhapuchhre Base camp we get excellent views of the Majestic Mt. Machhapuchhre along with Mt. Hinchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna III, Gandharvachuli and Ganggapurna which is certainly a rewarding experience. The vegetation disappears on the way to ABC and the path widens as we enter the Annapurna Sanctuary. From here, we get sensational views of the near-vertical south face of Annapurna towering above us. The Sanctuary boasts of a dynamic view without anything impeding the 3600-digree panorama. Annapurna Base Camp is at 4,131m. we again get to savor mesmerizing views of the Machhapuchhre. Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp. Meal: B, L, D.

Being of the early morning wake up and climb to view point spot where you can see sunrise over the mountains. You will also visit nearby ABC then we retrace our steps to Bamboo after Breakfast. The track remains on the west bank of the Modi, now flowing through a more open valley and eventually emerges into the Sanctuary. Straight ahead is the high lateral moraine. After the sunrise trip, return to our camp and time for breakfast. After breakfast you will return same way to Bamboo. Overnight at Bamboo. Meal: B, L, D.

From Bamboo, the trail short distance is muddy, then it is an uphill trek to Kuldighar  2300m./7,545ft. metres. The trails continue in rhododendrons forests down to Sinuwa, 2250 metres. Your lunch spot in Sinuwa. After lunch trek to Chhomrung. From Sinuwa the trail is down till Modi Khola. After passes the river, the trail climb steep way approx. One and half hour to Chhomrung. Then continue descend to Jhinudanda. Today we will have an opportunity to enjoy the hot springs which is just a 15-20 minute Walk down at the bank of glacial Modi Khola to soothe our aching body by natural hot spring. Overnight at Jhinudanda. Meal: B, L, D.

From Jhinudanda the trail is very easy walk to Siwai then we board our awaiting Jeep to drive back to Pokhara with the amazing hilly landscape view of western Nepal. Overnight at Pokhara on BB basis.

Explore the second largest city of Nepal dominated by the peaks of Annapurna range. Pokhara (931m/3,054ft), is only fifty kilometers from Annapurna (8,091 meters) clearly seen from the valley. The prominent peaks from east to west are Annapurna South (7,219m), Varaha Shikhar (7,647m.) Annapurna I (8,091m.), Khangsar Kang (7,485 m), Tarke Kang (7, 193m) Gangapurna (7,455), Annapurna III (7,555m ), Machhapuchhre (6,997m), Annapurna IV (7,525m), Annapurna II(7,937m) and Lamjung Himal (6,983m). In addition to these Dhaulagiri I can be seen to the north- west and Manaslu and Himalchuli to the north –east.

Main Sightseeing spot and focused program,

Drive to world peace pogada and on the way back travel to David’s fall and see the Hindu shrine at Gupteshow Mahadiv Cave. Go to Seti Gandaki Gorge, and in the evening boating in the Phewa Lake than visit to a temple dedicated to Varahi temple on a small island, where devotees go for their worship. Explore the Mountain Museum, local tribals museum. Overnight in Pokhara on BB basis.

We request you to have an early breakfast and be ready exactly at 06:30 in your hotel loby, Vehicle driver will pick up you and transfer to the tourist bus station and drive (approximately seven hours with breaks) through the beautiful river view and Nepalese countryside to return back to Kathmandu. Lunch spot on the way to Kathmandu and you will be arrived late afternoon at Kathmandu approximately 2:00 o’clock. Transfer to hotel and rest of the day will be leisure day. Overnight in Kathmandu on BB basis.

On your flight time, transfer from hotel to international airport to board onward journey flight. Or combine with other trip like white water rafting or safari tour at Chitwan Park. The cost would be extra for rafting and safari.

Cost, Includes and Excludes

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure from International airport.
  • KTM city tour by car with Driver.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu Tourist bus tickets.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Jhinudanda to Pokhara by car/van.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) entry permits.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) Permits.
  • 03 nights in Kathmandu (2 nights before and 1 night after) trekking on BB basis in 3 star hotel.
  • 02 nights in Pokhara (1 night before and 1 night after) trekking on BB basis in 3 star hotel.
  • All meals (Breakfast /Lunch /dinner with tea/coffee) during the trekking period.
  • Accommodation in teahouses during the trekking period.
  • A English speaking gov. licensed holder Nepali guide
  • Potters (two guest one porter).
  • All necessaries fees for Nepalese staff (all meals, accommodation equipments).
  • Insurance for Nepalese staff.

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight Tickets.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu (also in case of early return form trekking/expedition then the schedule itinerary).
  • Extra night in Kathmandu (In case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking/expedition (due to any reason) then the scheduled itinerary.
  • Sightseeing entry fee in Kathmandu.
  • Laundry expenses, hot shower, Internet, landlines phone, battery charger.
  • Bar bill and any bottled drinks such as alcohol, mineral water.
  • Personal clothing, Packing items or bags.
  • Any extra service, products offers or activities which are not mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Any additional staff other than specified.
  • Helicopter for rescue (required to make insurance). If needed we are 24 hour ready to rescue and rescued amount will be claimed from your insurance.
  • Staff tips after the successful summit.
  • Any Services/items not mentioned in cost includes.
  • Trip Code: SPT-A-T-002
  • Destination: Annapurna Base Camp and Poon Hill
  • Group Size: 1-15
  • Season: Spring and Autumn
  • Max Altitude: ABC 4,131 meter
  • Trip Starts/Ends: KTM-KTM
  • Transportation: Bus/Jeep
  • Accomodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Trip Grade: moderate

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