POON HILL AND ABC TREK | 14days- itinerary | | 2022

POON HILL AND ABC TREK

Group Size

5-15 people

meal

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

accomodation

hotel, lodge

arrival on

Kathmandu

departure from

Kathmandu

trip level

Moderate

max. altitude

4130m

Best season

Autumn, Spring

trip highlights

  •  Fun in an altitude trek accessible to as many people as possible
  • Gurungs villages and culture Rhododendron forests 
  • Panoramas views on the Himalayan range
  • Experience the atmosphere of the “high mountain” glaciers, peaks, peaks, and 360 ° panoramic views of the Himalayan giants

Poon hill and ABC trek occupy a special place for mountain lovers.  Offers a high mountain atmosphere at the foot of the Annapurna range and Extraordinary views of the Machhapuchhere (6997m), south Annapurna, Dhaulagiri (8167m)  Himalayan range. We walk through the high pastures and thick forests with giant rhododendrons. however, we cross the diversity of gurungs villages, culture, and landscapes rice terraces are really wonderful. Annapurna Base Camp is one of t popular trekking in Nepal. It’s miles pretty clean and shorter trek than, different excessive altitude treks in Nepal.

This trek includes numerous terrain, way of life, and the natural world. On the side, the most mind-blowing and near-up views of the Annapurna range, are Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri. There are 14 days of strenuous trekking on this trip. You will be trekking up to 6-7 hours a day and at altitudes over 4000 meters at times, so you need to be aware of altitude sickness. It’s very important to be in good fitness and health, which means training in the lead up to your trip in order to be best prepared.

Ghorepani poonhill to Annapurna Base camp trek

Our ABC Trek also takes you to Ghorepani poon hill through the traditional Gurung and Magar village of berithathi two-hour drive from Pokhara. The people of the village will greet you warmly and happily interact with you during your overnight stay there. As we ascend higher the scenery changes from lush forest and grass pastures to rhododendron forest. When we reach our destination at Annapurna base camp. you’ll see boundless mountains Hiunchuli, Annapurna South to Annapurna I. Gangpurna, Annapurna III, and Machhapuchhre. We follow the trail to Ghandruk village and drive back to Pokhara and Kathmandu where our trekking journey ends.

The trekking lodges(tea houses), that you stay in on the trek are very simple with only basic facilities. Hot water may not always be available and may cost extra, as will access to electricity points for charging devices. Wi-Fi is available at some locations, but connections may be poor. It showcases much lovely vegetation together with the nation flower Rhododendron.  Machhapuchhre massif and the deepest gorge Kali Gandaki accompany you for the duration of the trek. You may spot at times high cascading waterfalls. And, you may get to find out about various ethnicity, especially Gurung people. 

Itinerary

Arrival in Kathmandu. you are greeted at the airport by our team and then transferred to our hotel. Evening briefing from your guide,

Approximately 15 munites driving to the hotel from the airport
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals:  dinner
Accommodation: night in the hotel

We reserve this day for sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley and to prepare for trekking. After having a warm breakfast, we will leave the hotel in a private vehicle with an experienced tour guide. We will visit several UNESCO-listed world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and the famous sacred Hindu temple, the Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa, and Boudhanath stupa. These places are famous to have inherited ancient religious practices, architecture, and culture.

Tour: full-day tour
Final altitude: approximately 13,50 m
Meals: Breakfast 
Accommodation: night in the hotel

Private bus route to Pokhara (880m), the second-largest city in the country, located by a lake and at the foot of the Annapurna Massif. road to Nayapul then we take a track that runs along the Modhi Khola to Birethati.

Approximately 5hrs drive to Pokhara and 1.30min drive to bireththai
Final altitude: approximately 1,960 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We pass in front of some rice fields. After 2 hours of walking, we arrive at the village of Hile of the Brahman and Gurung ethnic group. We go to Tikhedhunga at (1,540 m) in a beautiful bamboo forest, then many stairs lead us to Ulleri.

Approximately 6 hours of walking
Final altitude: approximately 1,960 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We continue towards Banthanti (2210 m) before entering a rhododendron forest along the Bhurungdi Khola. We arrive at Ghorepani which means “the water of the horses”, well known for the Poon Hill belvedere where we will go the next day for the sunrise.

Approximately 6 hours  of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,800 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Early this morning, we climb Poon Hill (3,195m) to enjoy one of the best views of the Himalayas. We admire the south face of Dhaulagiri, the Annapurna chain particular the characteristic peak of Machhaphuchhare, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna Sud. Then from Ghorepani, we move towards Tadapani “distant waters”. We cross a pass culminating at 2,990 meters and cross rhododendron forests before arriving in Tadapani. From the village, the view is already spectacular on the Machapuchare (6,693 m) and the Hiunchuli.

Approximately 6 hours  of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,600 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Today we leave the classic path of the “balcony of the Annapurnas” which leads to Ghorepani. We now take the path to the Annapurna Sanctuary. We leave the forest to enter a more rural atmosphere. The long descent to Kimrong at 1,800 meters then climbs to Chomrong which means the hidden village in the Gurung language.

Approximately 6 hours  of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,200 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

After an hour of walking, we leave an area of ​​crops to engage in a beautiful tropical forest. We go up the valley, above the Modi Khola in the direction of the Annapurna Sanctuary, and after the descent, to Bamboo (2335m) we enter a bamboo forest to Dobhan (2500m).

Approximately 6 hours  of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,500 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We continue our way in the forest: climbs and descents follow one another at the discretion of the streams with a steep path before reaching Hinku Cave (3100m). The forest gives way to bushes and tall grass. The path joins the river then, after having followed it for about thirty minutes, rises quickly to the MBC (“Machhapuchhare Base Camp”) to 3700 m: panoramic sight on Annapurna South (7219 m), the Fang (also called Varah Shikkar, 7647m), Annapurna III (7548m), Gangapurna (7455m) and Machhapuchhare (6997m).

Approximately 6 hours  of walking
Final altitude: approximately 3,700 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Walk 2 hours along a moraine to win the heart of the sanctuary: the base camp of Annapurna (3960m) at the foot of the gigantic south face of Annapurna I (8091m) climbed for the 1 st time in 1970 by a British expedition. Amazing show: we are surrounded by a dozen peaks over 7000m. Back to the MBC in 1h30 of a walk then the continuation of the descent until Dobhan (2500 m): a long day of a walk but with 2500m one recovers better than with more than 3000m!

Approximately 7-8 hours  of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,500 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We continue our descent along the river, sometimes near the banks, sometimes on the mountainside. We follow the same path as on the way there. We observe the radical change in vegetation compared to the previous days. Puny and low vegetation made of evergreens and bushes gives way to a thick and humid forest where cedars, rhododendrons, and bamboos proliferate.

Approximately 6 hours  of walking
Final altitude: approximately 2,200 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

We take the path to the junction of Taglung then we pass along the fields of potatoes and wheat. A Nepalese dish in the forest leads us to Kimrong. We descend to the Khumnu Khola River and climb to the top of the Kumrong Danda ridge (2220 m). Descent to Kyuri Khola (2,010 m) before arriving in Gandrung, one of the most beautiful Gurung villages. Located on a promontory, in an exceptional setting, it presents remarkable architecture. Ghandrung is a fairly large Gurung village with Hindu and Buddhist temples. Two small museums allow us to learn about the Gurung culture renowned for its rites and ancestral customs. The Gurungs have a reputation for being skilled wild honey hunters and fierce warriors. Many of them are part of the Gorkha regiments in England and India. From the village, the view is already spectacular on the Machapuchare (6,693 m) and the Huinchuli.

Approximately 6 hours  of walking
Final altitude: approximately 1,900 m
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

Descent to Birethanti, where we meet our bus. Transfer to then to Kathmandu via Pokhara.

Transport: by private vehicle
approximately 7 hours driving 
approximately 3 hours of walking
Meals: breakfast – lunch – dinner
Accommodation: night in the lodge

free time depending on the departure time of your flight and our representative will drop you at the airport, ending your journey in Nepal. We hope to be of service to you again. Thank you and safe travels.

Approximately 20 minutes of drive
Final altitude: approximately 1,350 m
Meals: Breakfast 

inclusion

what's included

  • Pick up from the airport and Final drop to the airport by private vehicle
  • 3-night hotel stays in Kathmandu on B/B Plan
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • Meals as indicated in the “Day to day” program.
  • Dinner on the last evening in Kathmandu (except for drinks).
  • Supervision by an English-speaking Nepalese guide throughout the trip.
  • 1:2 porter to trekker ratio for carrying luggage (15kg allowed per trekker)
  • food and accommodation for the local team and insurance
  • The assistance of a local team during the trekking (sirdar, porters, cooks).
  • Ground Transportation Charge while returning back to Kathmandu from the trekking destination
  • The permit for this region of Nepal.
  • All Government tax

what's not included

The price does not include

  • Cancellation/interruption of stay/loss of luggage insurance and assistance.
  • All that is not indicated in the section “The price includes”.

Your expenses on site

  • Visa fees on arrival.
  • international flight ticket
  • Travel and Medical insurance
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu  and pokhara
  • Any additional luggage on domestic flights.
  • The drinks.

TIPS

Tips are an integral part of the country’s culture. This gesture of thanks, which varies according to the itinerary and the duration, has become an obligation. A prize pool is created, given at the end of the trip to the members of the team.

However, it is important that the tip remains a gratuity, as our teams are also very well paid. We invite you to distribute tips only if the service has met your expectations and to reduce this sum if the services were not sufficient, explaining why in order to consolidate our educational work.

 

 

Accomodation & meal

ACCOMMODATION

In a standard category hotel (base: double room) in Kathmandu and Pokhara, during the rest of the trip in a tent (3-person tents for 2 people) or in a lodge depending on the trip. The lodges in Nepal are very comfortable random. In general, conditions are quite good around the Annapurnas and the Everest region. On the other hand, in Mustang, in the Manaslu,  Tsum valley, and in the region of Kangchanjung or Makalu, they can be very rudimentary to the point of being a dormitory sometimes even a kitchen. lodges can look like a refuge or sometimes a bed and breakfast from home. Most of the time it is a family house with double, triple, or dormitory rooms. Toilets and showers are always separate.

MEAL

In the cities, many restaurants allow us to discover the typical local cuisine. Meat is scarce in the high mountain, the Nepalese are generally vegetarians. The basic ingredients are rice, pasta, lentils, potatoes, vegetables. Snacks are included during the trek (cereal bars, dried fruits, etc.).

For camping trek accommodation: during the trek, breakfasts and evening meals are prepared by the kitchen team. They are taken under the mess tent. Depending on the profile of the stages (length of the day’s walk and/or presence of water), midday snacks will be served hot or cold in the form of picnics.

For tea house trek accommodation: meals are prepared by the cooks of the lodge and are taken in the dining room. Here is a typical one-day menu:

  • breakfast: eggs, toast or chapati, or Tibetan bread or pancakes, or pancakes, butter/jam, tea or coffee
  • lunch: the main course, tea or coffee.
  • dinner: soup, main course, fruit (fresh or canned), tea or coffee

NB: Hindus and Buddhists are most often vegetarians. We, therefore, eat very little meat or fish. The dishes are pasta, rice, potatoes, lentils, etc.

DRINKS: during the trek, tea is served with meals (two cups of tea per meal). Additional cups of tea and other beverages, including mineral water, are the responsibility of the participants. You can fill your gourds with water in the lodges, but it is essential to treat them with purifying tablets. Avoid buying plastic bottles,

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