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Ghorepani Poon hill ABC trek is commonly known as best classic trek, this was Ghorepani poon villege higher 2860m and view point Poon Hill is 3210m but it is also called an Annapurna Sanctuary Trek. It is one of the most popular trekking areas in Nepal around the all seasons. And “The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is the tranquil and best scenic base camp trek in Himalayan world. The higher is 4130m."

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking (P) Ltd leads you to one of the most popular and scenic adventure destinations to Annapurna Base Camp and the sanctuary the abode of gods and mountain spirit. The name Annapurna, Anna the crops (food) Purna means enough or sufficient. So Annapurna is “sufficient crops or food”. As the snow makes the glacier, the glacier feeds the river then it helps and supports the agriculture fields yielding a good harvest.
                 
First Explored by The British Adventurer Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts, Annapurna area was first explored by the British Adventurer Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts in the year 1950. And exposed to the world as the ‘Sanctuary of Gods’.  The Sanctuary has been christened as “Annapurna Sanctuary” ever since.
                 
As this trekking to Annapurna Base Camp is a popular choice among the trekkers due to its varied sceneries of landscapes, vegetations, villages, people and constant views of the high snow-capped peaks, the land, and its people change daily offering the travelers an interesting and exciting introduction to Nepal’s cultural and natural beauty.
                 
Annapurna base camp is commonly known as ABC (4,130m) but it is also called an Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (Annapurna Deuthali in Nepali). It is one of the most popular trekking areas in Nepal. The peak trekking season is swarming making all available tea houses not enough for trekkers for their lodging. This trek offers fine close-up mountain views without the acclimatization problems like the Everest regions. The trekking trail to spectacular ABC completes in one week. Although it has some long steps ascents and descents, mainly on stone steps and the trek will not be difficult as we move with the team enchanted by natural beauty on the pathway. Following the Annapurna Base Camp trekking route gradually uphill, we get to enjoy panoramic views of Hiunchuli, Machhapurchre (Fishtail) and Annapurna South peaks.  
                 
The Annapurna Base Camp trek offers you outstanding 360-degree panoramic views of the Annapurna ranges. The trek is going to be more pleasing on spring season as Gurans (Rhododendron flower) will make the whole forest colorful with red, pink and white. Nevertheless, it is possible to do the Annapurna Base Camp trek all year round.
                 
In Annapurna Base Camp there are terrific views of the close-vertical south face of Annapurna I (world 10th highest mountain- 8091 meters) towering above the sanctuary to the northwest. The ascent of this face in 1970 by an expedition led by Chris Bonington remains one of the most remarkable climbs of 8000 meters peak. Generally, the morning is the best time for the mountains views. Mountains seen from ABC are Tharpu Chuli (tent peak 5663m), Singu Chuli peak; 6501m, Hiunchuli; 6441m and South Annapurna; 7219m. Just behind the Paradise guest house, there is a memorial Chorten (Buddhist stone monument) build in memory for well-known climber Anatoli Boukrev from Kazakh who died in 1997 by an avalanche.  That is the main viewpoint where you will see prayer flags with different countries flags attached on them. On the left side of the way to Chorten, you will see shepherds' hut. Next, to that, you will see a flock of sheep in the evening. When you follow few minutes ahead of shepherds' hut you will see another stoned chortens which are built for the memory of three Korean climbers; Park Young Seok, Shin Dong-Min and Kang Ki- Seok who lost their contact with the base camp team on 18th October 2011. Three minutes beyond the Korean memorial Chorten, you have a wonderful sight of Annapurna glacier view.
 
Highlight Trip of the Ghorepani Poon Hill ABC Trek
  • Guided sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Impressive sunrise view from Poon Hill
  • View of the world’s highest mountains: Dhaulagiri I (7th) and Annapurna I (10th)
  • Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp
  • Spectacular mountain and glacier views from Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Natural bath in hot springs at Jhinu
  • Boating in the tranquil Fewa Lake
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and Spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views. If you wish to avoid crowds and enjoy some alone time with nature then taking this trip during winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be an option. However, the temperature during winter could be harsh for most guests. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug.) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanist.

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu (1,400m) and Transfer to Hotel

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport meet our Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff with complimentary transport transfer to relevant Hotels; our guide will give you a briefing of the Hotel at Kathmandu, Trekking, and related information that you might require while in Nepal with us as a great meeting.
Does not include meal and Overnight at the hotel with BB.

Day 02: Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

Today we have to program for seeing central and cultural pilgrims valley. So that's after a hearty breakfast, at 8.30 am your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide at your disposal. Today we will visit some heritages listed below:
Monkey Temple:
Find peace and prayers on the little hillock of Swaymbhunath in the Kathmandu valley of the northwest point. Also known as the "Monkey Temple" among visitors from abroad, Swayambhunath sits atop its hill, overlooking most parts of the valley. This is a good place to catch panoramic views of the city. The site itself has stood as a hallmark of faith and harmony for centuries. The glory of Kathmandu Valley is said to have started from this point. As seeing the great point.
Boudhanath Stupa:
Bodnath was probably built in the 14th century after the Mughal invasions; various interesting legends are told regarding the reasons for its construction. After the arrival of thousands of Tibetans following the 1959 Chinese invasion, the temple has become one of the most important centers of Tibetan Buddhism. Today it remains an important place of pilgrimage and meditation for Tibetan Buddhists and local Nepalis, as well as a popular tourist site. Boudhanath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going around the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
Pashupatinath Temple:
Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world.
Bhaktapur Durbar Square:
Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, a famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows. The rest of our time in Kathmandu is free for further exploration and some last-minute shopping in the Thamel area for trekking essentials.
Does not include meal and Overnight at the same hotel with BB.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 950m. 5 – 6 hours journey 220 k.m.

The morning after breakfast, transfer by private vehicle to Pokhara on the busy scenic highway, an interesting drive through the towns and farm villages with views of snow-capped mountains. The road has been greatly improved in recent years or takes a flight to Pokhara instead. On arrival at Pokhara transfer to the Hotel by the lake Phewa for the overnight stop, afternoon free at leisure.
Does not include meal and Overnight at the hotel with BB.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m. and begin the trek to Tikhedhuga 1,450m.  

After breakfast drive of near 2 hrs leads you to Nayapul (new bridge) to start this wonderful adventure, the walk passes through the busy areas encountering all types of people from local, trekkers and mule and donkey trains, the path joins at Bhirthati village from here follow west the main trail an old Trans-Himalayan trade route path, trek follows the main route through several farm villages and waterfalls till Tirkhedhuga. After Tikhedunga 2 hours steed up then reached Ulleri. Approx. 5-6 hours walk.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Include Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m. approx 6 –  7 hours walk.

Today one of the hardest walk up to a steep climb for 2 hrs on the paved stone steps unto Ulleri village, from here the path winds gradually through the cool rainforest with few ups and downs, and finally reaching Ghorepani, an altitude gain as you can feel cold in temperature and in the change of vegetation, a wonderful walk to here in the midst of the rhododendron. After the overnight stay at Ghorepani.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Include Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 06: Trek to Poonhill for sunrise and Tadapani 2,630m. approx 6 –  7 hours walk.

Early morning hour hike to Poonhill 3,190m for sunrise over the great panorama of the Himalayas from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Manaslu mountain range. From here return back to Ghorepani for breakfast, after Ghorepani the walk follows to upper ridge through rhododendron forest, the path narrows downhill through the temperate rain forest, stepper path in some places, then reaching at Bhanthahti in the middle of the forest, after a short break for lunch then on the gradual trail for an hour to a small stream in the middle of the rhododendron forest, an hour uphill walk to Tadapani. Tadapani is in the middle of the forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia, and Oaks. From this place, a grand view of Annapurna South and Machhapuchare (fishtail) can be seen at a close distance.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Include Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 07: Trek to Chomrong 2,170m. approx. 5 – 6 hours.

The trek from Tadapani is gradual downhill most of the way to through pristine forest of oaks and rhododendron with the occasional view of the Annapurnas. This part of the walk is very pleasant until Kimrong Khola is reached for lunch. The trail from here leads uphill for 1-2 hours, once at the top of the ridge the walk is fairly easy all the way to the village of Chomrong the last village and the gateway to the Sanctuary.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Include Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 08: Trek to Dovan (2,600 m) - 6 hours

Today the trail drops down to the Chomrong Khola and again we continue climbing to Khuldighar at 2,380 m where there used to be an ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area) check post. There is a clearing in the forest a little further on, from which, the route travels very steeply down a rock bank and then levels out, running through thickets of bamboo at the bottom of the gorge, keeping always on the west side of the
river. We walk through bamboo, climbing up the steep staircases to Dovan.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Include Overnight at a guesthouse.
 

Day 09: Trek to Deurali (3,200 m) - 4 hours

Today, we trek up through the rhododendron forest alongside Modi Khola to Himalaya Hotel (2,920 m). Taking a lunch break on the way, we will ahead to Hinku Cave which used to be a landmark for the earlier Annapurna I expeditions as it was used as a camp and a supply depot. We walk uphill through the jungle trail to reach Deurali (3,200 m).
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Include Overnight at a guesthouse.
 

Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130m. 3 – 4 hours walk.

Today’s walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at the ABC, the trail follows uphill for few hours, on the snowy grassy path, depending upon the season, the trek is very pleasant as you reach the higher ground with a magnificent view of an array of snow peaks all around you with Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain from this northwest face. Annapurna Base Camp has 2-3 teahouses, with the superb panorama. After a great time here reached Annapurna Base Camp
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Include Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 11: Trek to Bamboo. Approx. 6 hours walk.

After a lovely time in the tranquility of the mountains and in its serene wilderness trek back to the lush green vegetation, the walk is more or less downhill with few ups to Bamboo for the overnight.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Include Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 12: Trek to Jhinu Danda 1,760m. via Chomrong. Approx. 5 – 6 hours.

From Bamboo, the morning walk leads to a short climb to Sinuwa, the trail descends all the way to the bridge, from the bridge uphill walk to Chomrong. After a break here at Chomrong the walk leads to a short uphill, descend towards Jhinu Danda. You can visit the hot springs down below by the river Modi from Jhinu Danda. overnight stay at Jhinu Danda (Natural hot spring).
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Include Overnight at a guesthouse.

Day 13: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Pokhara (827m) (5hrs)

Our trek start from the right side of Modi Khola about 4.5 hrs to Birethanti which can be considered as one of the best and the most relaxing walks of the entire trek. We will reach to Nayapul and after an hour of the drive will take us back to Pokhara. In the evening, you will have a boating program on the Fewa lake and visit the Hindu Temple of Tal Bharai which is situated on the small island of Fewa Lake.
Breakfast & Lunch Include Overnight at the Hotel with BB.

Day 14 - Guided Sightseeing in Pokhara

After breakfast, a full day sightseeing tour of Pokhara city begins. There will be a professional city guide and a private tourist vehicle at your disposal. You will visit the following sites:
Bindhabasini Temple:
The temple lies in the center of the religious old bazaar. It is dedicated to Goddess Bhagwati, another manifestation of Shakti. The park grounds offer a fine picnic and relaxing area.
Davis Fall:
Locally known as Patale Chhango and located in the southern flank of the Pokhara valley, it is where the stream flowing from Fewa Lake collapses and surges down the rock into a deep gorge, leaping through several potholes. This is hugely popular with tourists and locals alike.
Gupteshwor Cave:
The revered Gupteshwor Cave has situated 2 km from the Pokhara airport. The entrance is right across from Davis fall and the cave is almost 3 km long. It has some big hall-sized rooms and some passages where you have to crawl on all four. This cave holds special value to Hindus since a phallic symbol of Lord Shiva is preserved here in the condition it was discovered.
Seti River Gorges:
Carved by the Seti Gandaki River, it is one of the natural wonders of Pokhara. K.I. Singh bridge at Bagar, Mahendrapool and Prithvi Highway Bridge near bus park provide a perfect view of the river’s dreadful rush and the deep gorge made by the turbulent flow of white water.
Tibetan Refugee Camps:
The Tibetan village Tashiling in the south and the Tashi Palkhel village in the north of Pokhara are renowned for the production and trade of woolen carpets and other handicrafts. The original Tibetan settlers in this region migrated to Nepal in the ‘50s.
World Peace Pagoda:
World Peace Pagoda, also known as Pokhara Shanti Stupa, is a Buddhist pagoda-style monument. It is the shrine built as a symbol of peace. The spot is situated at the height of 2,100 meters on the Ananda Hill. Nepal has two of the eighty peace pagodas in the world i.e. Shanti Stupa in Lumbini, the birthplace of Buddha, and Shanti Stupa in Pokhara. It also provides a panoramic view of the Annapurna range, Pokhara city, and Fewa Lake.
International Mountain Museum
The Himalaya is the source of water resources for billions of people living in the world. Flora and fauna in the Himalayan range is the natural habitat for the thousands of known and unknown species that contribute to maintaining and restructuring the ecosystems of our world, day and night. The little surfaced cultural values of the mountain people, geological mysteries buried underneath; nature’s serene beauty- wonders on its rock- hard and melting surfaces- make the Nepalese proud and people of the world an epicenter for their explorations. The Himalayan range of Nepal is not important to the summiteers record holders only but also to the geologists, environmentalists, and sociologists as it harbors innumerable mysteries and facts the scientists and geologists are striving hard to dig out.
Does not include meal and Overnight at the same hotel with BB.
 

Day 15: Drive back to Kathmandu.

After breakfast, you will return back to Kathmandu which is of 6/7 hours drive. You have the option to extend your trip to continue onto Chitwan jungle safari, rafting adventure, Kathmandu valley shopping tour, and scenic Everest flight, mountain biking, and other activities.

Day 16. Transfer to International Airport.

The trip concludes here. Our Sherpa Expedition and Trekking airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.
Breakfast included
WHAT’S INCLUDED
  • All airport pick-up & drop by private vehicle (international and domestic)
  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • English speaking, government licensed guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
  • Twin/double sharing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  • First aid kit
  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara
  • Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back Kathmandu.
  • An arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • trekking route maps
  • All necessary government taxes and service charges
  • Porter (For two person)
 
WHAT’S EXCLUDED
  • Your Nepal visa fees and 2 passport size photos
  • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Food and accommodations in case of early arrivals from the trek or late departures from the airport
  • Your extra personal expenses during trek such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter etc)
  • Tips for the trekking crew
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
The given price is for the minimum of two pax.  For single trekker, 20 % supplementary charge will be applied.
We provide the best teahouse in this area.

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

1. Trekking equipment

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the backpack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are:

  1. Good down Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you do not have on your own and it is to be returned after the trek.
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag to keep your all the gear and this will be carried by the porters.
  3. Daypack bag for yourself
  4. A down Jacket
  5. Shade hat
  6. Warm wool hat to cover your ears
  7. A pair of lightweight warm gloves.
  8. T-shirts 2- 3 pieces
  9. Lightweight thermal tops.
  10. Fleece jacket.
  11. Fleece Wind-proved jacket (optional).
  12. A pair’s nylon hiking shorts which are quick drying one
  13. Underwear
  14. Two pairs of lightweight long underwear.
  15. Two pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts
  16. Four pairs of liner warm socks
  17. A pair of light to medium weight waterproof hiking/trekking boots.
  18. A pair of light trekking shoes for camp/lodges
  19. A pair sandal (Optional)
  20. A water bottle.
  21. Head/Torch Light.

2. Medicines and First Aid Kits

  1. Extra Strength Excedrin for altitude-related headaches like DMX.
  2. Ibuprofen for general aches and pains.
  3. Imodium or Peptone besom, Flexon capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea.
  4. Diamox 125 or 250mg or 400mg tablets for altitude sickness.
  5. 1 small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, band-aids, some waterproof tape, anti-infection ointments, etc.(Sherpa expedition and Trekking company's team also provide first aid kits)

3. Miscellaneous but Important

  • Passport and extra passport photos (4 copies)
  • Durable wallet/pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  • Lip care (Balm) At least SPF 20, 2 sticks.
  • Sun’s cream with SPF 40 is recommended
  • Pocket knife.
  • Water purification Iodine tablets
  • Toiletry kits and be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.

Note Regarding Itineraries:
Although we generally adhere to the schedule, the itinerary is subject to change for numerous reasons beyond our control, including weather and terrain conditions, suitable campsite availability, and the group's general fitness level. It is important to understand that our trek is logistically complex and it is not unusual that adjustments be made. Our guide will orient you each evening to the following day's plan and their good judgment is the key to the long history of successful treks that Sherpa Expedition & Trekking Pvt. Ltd.  Please remember that our ability to make adjustments as needed helps to ensure that your trek is safe and successful. Your safety is paramount.

Duration
Duration
16 days
Season
Season
Autumn/Spring
Region
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Grade
Medium
Altitude
Altitude
4130
Walking
Walking
5/6hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Hotel/Teahouse
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