• Adventurous trail
  • See superb scenery throughout the trail
  • Explore beautiful Ghandruk and Ghorepani villages
  • Experience rich culture, tradition, and lifestyle of the locals
  • Get to see gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill
  • Explore the beauty of Annapurna Base Camp
  • Witness panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal, and many other mountains
Trip Details

Ghorepani Poon Hill with Annapurna Base Camp Trek combines two most famous treks of Annapurna region, Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. This trek is a perfect option for travel lovers who are seeking to indulge themselves in the irresistible beauty and vibrant culture of Annapurna Himalayas. The 13-days Ghorepani Poon Hill with Annapurna Base Camp Trek is designed choosing the best route that follows the ancient trekking trail, which commences from Nayapul and leads to the majestic Annapurna Base Camp, the base of world's tenth highest mountain.

Ghorepani Poon Hill with Annapurna Base Camp Trek shows you the allure of Himalayan nature that ranges from glistening peaks to densely forested trails. The Ghorepani Poon Hill with Annapurna Base Camp Trek journey takes you to above 4,000 meters from where you will get to witness stunning views of the Himalayan mountains and gorgeous landscape. The trek begins with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. From here, you will trek through Ulleri and reach Ghorepani village. The next day, you will go on a short excursion to Poonhill and move towards Tadapani. From here onwards, the trail follows many other picturesque villages and take you the Annapurna Base camp.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1Arrival to Kathmandu.
  • Day 2Drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 3Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri; 6 hrs.
  • Day 4Trek to Ghorepani; 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 5Ghorepani to Tadapani; 5/6 hrs (early morning hike to poon hill).
  • Day 6Tadapani to Chomrong; 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 7Chomrong to Himalaya; 6/7 hrs.
  • Day 8Himalaya to Annapurna Base Camp; 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 9ABC To Bamboo; 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 10Bamboo to Jhinu; 5/6 hrs.
  • Day 011Jhinu to Nayapul to Pokhara; 6/7 hrs.
  • Day 012Pokhara to Kathmandu; 7hrs.
  • Day 013Final departure.
Day to Day detail itinerary

What to Expect

  • Standard twin sharing accommodation in the hotel in Kathmandu; Breakfast included.
  • All your standard Meals during the trek (Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners)one-item menu.
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek (shared room).
  • Licensed English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.
  • Jomsom to Pokhara drive by bus
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant on the second last day.
  • Duffel bag during the trek (should be returned to us)
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Rescue service arrangement only (covered by your travel insurance)
  • All government taxes and official expenses.
  • Optional (Available on extra cost)
  • Jomsom to Pokhara flight
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu flight
  • Nepal Visa.
  • Air travel to/from Nepal.
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu.
  • Soft/hard drinks, laundry, postage, telephone bills, all items of personal nature.
  • Personal clothing, insurance against accidental, medical and emergency rescue evacuations.
  • Respective expenses if one returns earlier from the trip due to sickness or emergency purpose.
  • Sightseeing around Kathmandu valley.
  • Travel Insurance.

Useful Info

Himalayan Penchant

Relish at the sheer magnitude of the Annapurna mountain range and dive deep into its natural enigma. A perfect blend of the picturesque trail and jaw-dropping beauty of the faraway mountains makes the Ghorepani Poon Hill with Annapurna Base Camp Trekking best of all. From stunning Himalayan mountains to rich culture, the Annapurna region has got everything. During the trek, you will get to see panoramic views of Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Himchuli (6,411 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Macchapucchre (6,993 m), and many others. After long trekking days, spend a day in Jhinu Danda and dip your body in natural hot springs.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek landmark

Pokhara

Pokhara is a beautiful city, also known as the city of lakes. After Kathmandu, this place is the second biggest tourist hub of Nepal. Many outdoor activities and all the trek in the Annapurna region begins from here. There are lots of things to do and see in Pokhara. From thrilling paragliding to relaxing boating on the tranquil Fewa Lake, you will have endless options to spend your time here.

Ghorepani Village

Ghorepani is a beautiful village surrounded by lovely rhododendron forests and mountains. This village will present you the rich culture and tradition of Gurung people, their daily lifestyle, and unique houses.

Poon Hill Viewpoint

Poonhill is also one of the main highlights of this trek. It is a very famous vantage point of Annapurna region from where you will get to see one of the most captivating sunrises of your life along with views of western Himalayas. From Ghorepani village, it will take around one and a half hours to reach Poonhill.

Annapurna Base Camp

Located at 4,130 meters Annapurna Base Camp is the second most famous trekking destination of Nepal. From base camp, you will get to see panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains. Every year, hundreds of travelers visit this place to witness the irresistible beauty from the ABC.

Hot Spring

After your successful trek to Annapurna Base Camp, you will descend to Jhinu Danda via Bamboo village. At Jhinu Danda, you will find natural hot spring where you can take a long relaxing bath and clear you thought and soul.

Culture

Ghorepani Poon Hill with Annapurna Base Camp Trek will take you deep into the culture and lifestyle of the Chhetri and Gurung people. Your night stay in different villages will present you with a closer perspective of their daily lifestyle and practices. Poonhill Trekking with Annapurna Base Camp offers you the joy of observing ancient artifacts treasured by the local people along with their old-style houses.

Ethnic Diversity

During Ghorepani Poon Hill with Annapurna Base Camp Trek, you will stay overnight in several villages like Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Tadapani, Chomrong, Himalaya, Bamboo, etc. These villages are dominated by people from Chhetri, Gurung, and Magar communities. They have a completely different set of cultures, traditions, festivals, and languages from one another.

Natural Aptitude

The trail of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with ABC includes many dense forests of rhododendrons and other vegetation. The entire region is abundant in flora and fauna. During the trek, you can see several unique species of plants & herbs. There is also a chance that you can come across wildlife during your walk-in forests.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Annapurna Base Camp difficulty

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking with ABC is a relatively moderate trek and can be done by anyone having an adequate level of stamina & energy. The trail comprises of numerous steep ascends and descends through forests, steep & rugged path. You need to walk for at least 5 to 6 hours a day.

Altitude Sickness and Prevention

This trek will take you above 4,000 meters, which involves the chances of high altitude sickness. However, you will be gradually gaining elevation that lowers the risks of suffering from AMS. The best thing you can do to avoid AMS is by keeping yourself hydrated during the trek. Stay away from alcoholic drinks as it dehydrates the body. Furthermore, ask your travel company to include enough rest days in between the trek for proper acclimatization. Walk slow & safely.

Transportation and Bag Pack

The trek begins with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From here, a short drive will take you to Nayapul, which is the starting point of this Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking with Annapurna Base Camp.

Here is the list of things that you should carry during Ghorepani Poon Hill with Annapurna Base Camp Trek:

  • Pair of hiking pants and casual pants
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal Wears
  • Breathable Underwears
  • Trekking shoes/socks
  • Rain jacket
  • Gloves
  • Sun hat
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking Pole
  • First aid kit
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, hand sanitizer, sunblock, towel, soap, shampoo, sanitary napkins, etc)
  • Miscellaneous (camera, extra batteries, journal, cards, bars, snacks, water purification tablets, etc)

Food and Accommodation during Ghorepani Poon Hill with Annapurna Base Camp Trek

You will be staying in the guesthouse during Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking with Annapurna Base Camp. The guesthouse will have basic rooms with a bed and a few pieces of furniture. There will be a hot shower facility almost everywhere.

For food, you will be eating meals as per the menu of the guesthouse. You can find dishes like rice, curries, sandwiches, bakeries, momo, noodles, veggies, bars, drinks, tea, coffee, etc.

Best Season to go on Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Annapurna Base Camp

The best time to go on Poonhill Trekking with Annapurna Base Camp is during Spring and Autumn. Spring includes months from September to November and Autumn includes months from March to May. The bright sky, clear weather, and zest of chillness in the climate will add a lovely ambiance to the journey.

Ghorepani Poon Hill with Annapurna Base Camp Trek Cost

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Annapurna Base Camp cost can vary depending upon the facility you choose to include during the trek. The cost will include your ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit) and TIMS Card.

Along with that all ground transportation as per the itinerary, accommodation, food, expenses of guide & porter are also included in that cost. However, there are other expenses like tips, personal expenses, etc. is not involved in the above amount.

Miscellaneous

  • Carry extra cash as there will be no ATMs on the trail or villages
  • Make sure to take out insurance
  • Drink plenty of water and keep yourself hydrated
  • Get a good map
  • Walk slowly and safely