Annapurna Base Camp with Poonhill Trek – 14 days

Tour Overview

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14 Days

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Best Time

Fall and Spring

Tour Description

The Annapurna Base Camp with Poon Hill Trek is a 14-day journey through the stunning scenery of the Annapurna region and is one of the best trekking destinations in Nepal. The trek offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, lush forests, terraced farmland, and traditional villages, providing an unforgettable experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike. This trek is a perfect choice for those seeking a more immersive and fulfilling adventure than shorter treks like the Annapurna Balcony Trek or Short Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. This trek offers an unforgettable experience for trekkers, as it showcases the beauty of the Himalayas, passing through terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and quaint villages along the way. 

A typical Annapurna Base Camp trek route is 110 kilometers (68 miles) long. However, this measurement can vary slightly depending on the specific trail you follow and any optional diversions you decide to take.

The trek begins in the bustling city of Kathmandu, making its way to Pokhara, where trekkers can take in the stunning views of the Himalayas and explore the city's vibrant culture and history. From there, the trek takes trekkers on a journey through beautiful forests and terraced farmland, passing by traditional villages where trekkers can learn about the local culture and customs.

As the trek progresses, the scenery becomes more dramatic, with towering mountains, snow-capped peaks, and glaciers coming into view. The highlight of the trek is the Annapurna Base Camp, which offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks, including Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Along the way, trekkers will have the opportunity to visit the famous Poon Hill viewpoint, which offers panoramic views of the Himalayas and is a popular spot for sunrise and sunset. The trek also includes several rest days, which allow trekkers to explore the surrounding area, relax, and acclimate to the high altitude.

The trek culminates at the Annapurna Base Camp, where trekkers will spend several days exploring the area and taking in the stunning views of the Himalayas. The return journey takes trekkers back through the same route, offering a chance to reflect on the incredible journey and appreciate the beauty of the region.

In conclusion, the Annapurna Base Camp with  Poon Hill Trek is an unforgettable adventure that offers stunning views of the Himalayas and a chance to experience the culture and traditions of the local communities. Whether you're an experienced trekker or a nature lover, this trek is sure to provide a lifetime of memories. For adventurers throughout the world, trekking ranks highly on their checklists of activities to do. Relive and recall the triumphant ascent of notable trekkers with Hiking Bees' 14 Days Annapurna Base Camp with Poonhill Trek.

Regardless of this itinerary, the Annapurna Base Camp Trek can be completed within 5-15 days depending upon the starting destination, available time, walking pace, physical fitness, health conditions, and various other factors.


Ideal Season for Annapurna Base Camp with Poonhill Trekking

When heading for a hike, one needs to be mindful of the season they decide to go. And what exactly time of year is ideal for Annapurna Base Camp with Poonhill Trekking? Hiking Bees advises you to reserve this excursion for the spring and autumn seasons.

Through splitting these seasons further, spring lasts from March to May. These are pleasant hiking months because of the milder weather. During this season, the flowers are in full bloom, and the pathway is lined with petals and leaves.

Autumn, which lasts from September to November, is the second-optimal season. These months are characterized by vibrant clouds and a refreshing atmosphere.

Normally, we advise avoiding hikes to Annapurna Base Camp with Poonhill in the summer. However, Hiking Bees would be pleased to plan a suitable Himalayan trip to the Annapurna region if your timetable for visiting Nepal is scheduled during the summer.


How challenging is Annapurna Base Camp with Poonhill Trekking?

The Annapurna Base Camp with Poonhill Trekking is the most popular and demanding hiking destination based on the unexplored trekking trails as well as feedback from hikers. Experienced trekkers won't struggle on this walk, but newcomers may encounter some challenges. As this is a high-altitude trek with unpaved roads, normal people can have difficulties in breaking and walking.  

However, there is always a workaround. Beginners may get ready for this hike by adding these practices to their daily routine: Regular walking, Remaining hydrated, Meditation and Yoga, Nutritional diets, Jogging, Going to Gym, and so on. 

You should plan your trip with warm clothes and comfortable boots for a pleasant hike along with raincoats or umbrellas as the weather in the Himalayan region is mostly drizzly. When on the journey, we are here to ease your hike with the availability of guides, who will give you directions and porters, who will carry your luggage and oxygen cylinders.

So if you are an enthusiast and an adventure-loving person, now is the chance to explore the Annapurna Base Camp with Poonhill Trek - 14 days with Hiking Bees.


Annapurna Base Camp with Poonhill Trekking by Hiking Bees

Hiking Bees is a professional Nepalese trekking company with a team of professional guides, who efficiently run a variety of treks and vacations. Locals from the region where you will be hiking serve as our guides and carriers. They are knowledgeable in hike routes and schedules and have received extensive training. 

Annapurna Base Camp with Poonhill Trekking is unquestionably a fantastic, ideal location for trekkers. We also suggest other lengthy alternatives such as Annapurna Circuit Trek - 20 Days or Annapurna Circuit with Tillicho Lake if you're searching for other variations of Annapurna Region Trekking.

If you want to do the Annapurna Base Camp trekking within a week then check out our Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek package.

With Hiking Bees, you can travel anywhere for a reasonable price, capture your precious moments, and enjoy your vacation. We provide the best budget to luxury travel packages customized according to your preferences. You may schedule your upcoming travel with us straight away!!

Tour Highlights

  • Trekk through diverse landscapes ranging from subtropical forests to high altitude terrains.
  • Observe stunning mountain views, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and Gangapurna.
  • Climb Poon Hill for panoramic sunrise views over the Himalayas.
  • Visit traditional Gurung villages and experience the local culture.
  • Explore the Machhapuchhre Base Camp and a trek to Annapurna Base Camp at 4130m for a 360-degree view of the surrounding peaks.
  • Witness the beauty of the Modi River and the Jhinu Dada waterfall.
  • Trek with a knowledgeable and amiable tourist agent to discover more about your trekking route.

Tour Includes

  • All kinds of transportation services, notably private vehicles and airport shuttles.
  • 2 days' lodging plus breakfast at a 3-starred Kathmandu hotel.
  • Finest possible double-split lodge-to-lodge accommodation throughout the hike.
  • Breakfast, day meal, and supper are all included in the full board hike package.
  • One incredibly skilled, accommodating, and kind guide plus one porter (1 porter for two individuals), and all of the staff's meals, lodging, and so on.
  • Administrative fees and governmental taxes.
  • Emergency Rescue Arrangement service which will be funded by your travel insurance.
  • All the necessary equipments (Down Jacket, Duffle Bag, Sleeping Bag, Walking pole).
  • Hot bag for a goodnight's sleep.
  • Trek guide and Porter insurance.
  • Energy Supplements (Cookies, chocolate bar, etc.) once a day.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali kitchen.
  • First-aid supplies including an oxygen meter to check pulse rate.
  • Seasonal fruits as a dessert after dinner.

Tour Excludes

  • Your entrance visa and international travel costs.
  • Meals not listed in the "Daily food Inclusions".
  • Personalized hiking kit.
  • Traveling insurance.
  • Tips for porter and Guide.
  • Drinks, snacks, water as well as other individual needs and expenses.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

Meals : Welcome Drinks

At the Kathmandu airport's arrival zone, a staff from our service will be waiting for you with your nameplate. Once you arrive, the staff will greet you and take you to your accommodation in Kathmandu. A description of our arrangements will be provided to you by the hotel when you check in.

Trek Distance : 250Km drive - 5Km Trek
Highest Altitude : 1577Meters
Trek Duration : 7-8Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

After breakfast, you will drive from Kathmandu to Nayapul (1070m), which takes about 5 hours. From there, you will start your trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m), which takes about 3-4 hours. You will be walking along the Modi River and cross the suspension bridge to reach Tikhedhunga. You will stay overnight in a lodge.

Trek Distance : 11Km
Highest Altitude : 2775Meters
Trek Duration : 5-6Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today's trek will take you from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2775m), which takes about 5-6 hours. You will be trekking through lush rhododendron and oak forests, and across some suspension bridges. Ghorepani is a beautiful hill station surrounded by panoramic views of the mountains. You will stay overnight in a lodge.

Trek Distance : 8Km
Highest Altitude : 2675Meters
Trek Duration : 6-7Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today, you will start early for a sunrise hike to Poon Hill (3192m). From the hilltop, you will have breathtaking views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. After admiring the views, you will return to Ghorepani for breakfast. From there, you will continue your trek to Tadapani (2675m), which takes about 4-5 hours. You will stay overnight in a lodge.

Trek Distance : 9Km
Highest Altitude : 2170Meters
Trek Duration : 5-6Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

After breakfast, you will trek from Tadapani to Chomrong (2170m), which takes about 4-5 hours. The trek is a bit challenging as you will descend steeply to the Modi Khola River and then climb up again to Chomrong. Chomrong is a beautiful Gurung village, surrounded by stunning mountain views. You will stay overnight in a lodge.

Trek Distance : 7Km
Highest Altitude : 2600Meters
Trek Duration : 5-6Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today's trek will take you from Chomrong to Dovan (2600m), which takes about 5-6 hours. You will be walking through dense rhododendron forests and across some suspension bridges. Dovan is a small village surrounded by beautiful mountain views. You will stay overnight in a lodge.

Trek Distance : 9Km
Highest Altitude : 3700Meters
Trek Duration : 5-6Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

After breakfast, you will trek from Dovan to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m), which takes about 5-6 hours. You will be walking through dense forests and across some suspension bridges. Machhapuchhre Base Camp is surrounded by stunning mountain views, including Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain). You will stay overnight in a lodge.

Trek Distance : 4Km
Highest Altitude : 4130Meters
Trek Duration : 3-4Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

After breakfast, the trail heads towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp, surrounded by the majestic peaks of Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, and Fishtail. From here, the trek continues to Annapurna Base Camp, a destination for trekkers from around the world. The trail passes through terraced fields and forests of rhododendron, finally reaching Annapurna Base Camp for an overnight stay.

Highest Altitude : 4130Meters
Meals : B,L,D

Today is a rest day at Annapurna Base Camp, allowing trekkers to enjoy the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding peaks and relax after several days of trekking. Visitors can go for a leisurely walk, explore the surrounding area, or simply relax and take in the views.

Trek Distance : 16Km
Highest Altitude : 2310Meters
Trek Duration : 6-7Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

The trek continues from Annapurna Base Camp, retracing steps back to Bamboo. The journey passes through the scenic Modi Khola Valley, offering breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. You'll also witness beautiful settlements, jungle, woodlands, and towering trees on your way to Bamboo. After a long day of trekking, overnight stay at Bamboo.

Trek Distance : 16KmTrek - 42Km drive
Highest Altitude : 1780Meters
Trek Duration : 7-8 Hrs
Meals : B,L,D

Today, the trek continues from Bamboo to Jhinu Danda, where visitors can enjoy a hot spring bath. After soaking in the warm waters, with a relaxed body we will head toward the guesthouse at Jhinu Danda and stay overnight.

Meals : B,L

Free and relaxing day on Pokhara where you can explore the area on your own.

Meals : B

On the final day of your Annapurna Basecamp with Poonhill Trek, you will return to Kathmandu by a Private vehicle. On your way to Kathmandu, you'll witness beautiful mountains and valleys and have a life-time experience that you're going to cherish forever. You will be dropped off at the hotel after that you can do some shopping for your loved ones, back at your home and after that we will have a Typical Nepali farewell dinner while discussing about the trek.

Meals : B

Three hours prior to your boarding time, our staff will receive you either from the domestic terminal or your favored sightseeing location at the capital and drop you off at the airport's International terminal. We really enjoyed hosting you. Many thanks for having us and safe travels returning home.

FAQs Section

The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) Trek combined with Poon Hill Trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek.

The duration of the ABC Trek with Poon Hill varies depending on your itinerary and hiking speed. On average, it takes about 10 to 14 days to complete the trek. However, this can be adjusted based on your fitness level and time constraints.

Prior trekking experience is not mandatory for the ABC Trek. However, a reasonable level of fitness and stamina is recommended as the trek involves walking for several hours each day in varying terrain and altitudes. Regular physical exercise and preparation can greatly enhance your trekking experience.

Yes, permits are required for the ABC Trek. You need to obtain an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These permits are obtainable in Kathmandu or Pokhara, and you will need to provide the necessary documents and pay the applicable fees.

Along the ABC Trek, you will find a range of accommodation options, including tea houses and lodges. These establishments provide basic amenities such as beds, blankets, and meals. While the facilities may vary, they offer a cozy and comfortable resting place for trekkers.

Trek Map

Additional Info


Permits Required for Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Before you set foot on this remarkable trail, there are some essential permits you need to acquire. In this comprehensive guide, we'll walk you through the permits required for the Annapurna Base Camp trek, ensuring that your journey is not only legally compliant but also absolutely mesmerizing.


1. TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System) Card

The TIMS card is a basic requirement for all trekkers. It helps collect data on trekkers and ensures their security. You can obtain it from the Nepal Tourism Board or authorized trekking agencies.

The TIMS card application involves filling out a form with personal details, travel itinerary, and emergency contacts. It's a straightforward process that ensures your safety.

2. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

ACAP is essential as it supports conservation initiatives within the Annapurna region. It can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara from the Nepal Tourism Board or ACAP offices

Applying for the ACAP involves providing necessary personal and trip details. This permit contributes to environmental conservation and sustainable tourism.

If you book a tour with Hikingbees, then we will prepare all the permits and necessary documents for you.


Why Permits are Necessary?

Permits are not just bureaucratic hurdles; they serve important purposes. They help authorities track trekkers' movements, ensuring their safety. Additionally, they contribute to conservation efforts and provide revenue for the maintenance of trails and facilities.


Reviews (3 reviews)

Unforgettable Annapurna base camp trek
28 Jun 2023

We had a great time hiking with hiking bees. From the arrangements till the Annapurna base camp. Whenever we had questions, Bishow was ready to answer them or give us a call, which was really nice and comforting. Also both guides Bohj dai and Subba dai were a big bonus to our trip. They really made the trip complete for us. Normally you only arrange for 1 guide, but since there was another guy trekking the same trail as us, and the guides knew each other, we decided to join our groups. Along the way to base camp you walk through villages and make stops at tea houses which is really nice. I would definitely recommend the Nepali Masala tea and the Dal Bhat if you feel like filling up your belly with something nice, warm and especially tasty.

- Renee
ABC Trek with Poon Hill
06 Apr 2024
I did the Annapurna Base Camp trek via Pun Hill with Hiking bees. Kamal, the guide I was paired with, was professional, knowledgeable, experienced, and easy to share a laugh with. He taught me a lot about the landscape and the culture. I landed in Khatmandu, and within 24 hours after engaging Hiking Bees, I was on a bus to Pokhara and treking the day after. There was no delay only efficiency when it came to organising the trek.
Thank you, Hiking Bees, for making it such a painless experience.
- Thomas Foster
We love Bhoj and Subba
02 Sep 2023
Me and my (Dutch) friends did a 7-day hike to Annapurna Basecamp (ABC) and very much enjoyed ourselves and our guides. Our "package" included the accommodations, a return ticket (bus/jeep from and to Pokhara), and one guide (due to another hiker joining our company we had two guides - sort of). The pace of the hike was doable, the guides provided ample opportunity to alter plans according to our needs. Throughout the hike both Bhoj and Shubba (i.e., the guides) provided us with small peeks into Nepalese culture and languages, such as playing incomprehensible card games with us - it was great fun and insightful! We would have loved it if we could have extended our hike with a few more days, if only for their company (and the beautiful views).
Some important points perhaps for future hikers:

-Communication prior to the trip: All information was supplied, and we felt well-informed. The owner was friendly and approachable, it was easy to reach him via mobile for further questions.

-Price/quality: cheapest of all hikers we met on our trail.

-Any feedback?: The owner did request quite a lot of times for us to write a review (no problem of course, here you go ;D!).

TLDR: We had great fun and would definitely recommend hiking bees.
- Voyage

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