GHOREPANI POON HILL ABC TREK

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destination Annapurna
duration 14 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 4,130m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 5-6 Hrs
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season Autumn/Spring

GHOREPANI POON HILL ABC TREK

Ghorepani Poon hill ABC trek is commonly known as the best classic trek, Ghorepani poon village is at height of 2860m and viewpoint Poon Hill is at 3210m but it is also called an Annapurna Sanctuary Trek.

It is one of the most popular trekking areas in Nepal around all seasons. And “The Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) trek is outlandish and best scenic base camp trek in the Himalayan world."

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 of 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.
                 
 Annapurna area was first explored by the British Adventure Col. James O.M. ‘Jimmy’ Roberts in the year 1950. And revealed to the world as the ‘Sanctuary of Gods’. It has been named 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 widely known as ABC (4,130m) but it is also called an Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (Annapurna Deuthali in Nepali). It is still one of the most popular and favorable trekking areas in Nepal. The lodges are superb and frequent along all the routes, during the peak trekking season all available tea houses are not enough for trekkers for their lodging. This trek rewards fine close-up mountain views without the acclimatization problems like the Everest regions. Although the trekking trail has some long steps ascents and descents, mainly on stone steps it can be completed in 8-9 days. And the trek will not be difficult as we move with the team enchanted by natural beauty on the pathway. Following the 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 in the 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 views of the mountain. 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 view where you will see prayer flags with different countries flags attached to 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.

Key Features Of the Ghorepani Poon Hill ABC Trek

  • 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
  • Breathtaking mountain and glacier views from Annapurna Base Camp.
  • Natural bath in hot springs at Jhinu
  • Boating in the tranquil Fewa Lake

ITINERARY

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One night.
3-star 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.

5 to 6 hours.
3-star Hotel

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.

5 to 6 hours
Guest House

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.

6 to 7 hours.
Guest House

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.

6 to 7 hours
Guest House

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.

5 to 6 hours
Guest house

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.

5 to 6 hours.
Guest House

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.

3 to 4 hours.
Guest House

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.

4 to 5 hours
Guest House

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.

5 to 6 hours
Guest House

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.

5 to 6 hours
Guest House

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.

6 to 7 hours
3-star Hotel

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.

6 to 7 hours.
3-star Hotel

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.

25 minutes
None

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

SERVICES

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

EQUIPMENTS

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)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. During the trek, teahouses are readily available; all accommodation is on a twin sharing basis. You may find good quality teahouses at the lower altitude but at the higher elevation, you may get to stay in teahouses where accommodations are settled just with a bed, mattresses and a pillow.

Meals and drinks during the trek

Breakfast will be served in Kathmandu whereas full board services (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) is provided during the trek. Variety of meals are available especially noodles, soups, and rice dishes; on some routes, there will be a limited choice and on some routes teahouses only provide local Nepali dish, Dhal Bhat (lentil and rice).

Physical Fitness

It is an easy and moderate trek that takes you away from your hometown to have some good quality time. It is the perfect destination for trekkers who love to walk steadily 4-5 hours a day. We have met people from different walks of life, even first-time travelers can easily pass the trek, and all you need to do is a regular exercise to accomplish this trek. Past experience of any hiking or trekking activities is always a plus.

Best time to travel

Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to December) are usually known as the best season to do a trek. You are much more likely to see clear views throughout the year however we do not suggest you travel in monsoon season.

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Departures

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FAQS

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Yes, you can as it’s a short and sweet. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike a few uphill, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking team will support you to the fullest to transform your dream of standing at Ghorepani Poon Hill into reality.
The pre-monsoon (February, March, April and May) and post monsoon (late September, October, November and December) are considered the best for the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek as the weather conditions become favorable during this time, providing you with good visibility and a suitable atmosphere for Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking.
No, there is no age limit for the trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill but, you need to be in good physical shape and have a positive attitude. We also suggest you to prior to the excursion though we suggest you to please see your doctor and obtain necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for traveling in extreme altitude prior to the excursion.
During trekking, you will be served meals in the teahouses. Typical meals are noodles, rice, pasta or potato dishes along with vegetables and egg/chicken/meat dishes. Other items mostly served as breakfasts include egg, pancake, bread, porridge, muesli, and toasts with peanut butter and honey.
A teahouse trekking accommodation will be made for you for the Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking whereby you will be able to stay at tea house (Local lodge) and have wholesome food and neat and clean comfortable bed throughout your trekking journey. This form of arrangement also allows you to carry less baggage; you can trek at your own pace and enjoy the Annapurna panorama on your own schedule. It is also an eco-friendly way of trekking whereby trekkers can have more contact with the local people.
Most of the teahouses on the Ghorepani Poon Hill trail have squat toilet facilities but recently built lodges have western-style toilets as well. Nowadays, flush toilets are also being introduced with number of increasing foreign mountaineers each year. It is highly recommended to carry your own toilet paper and other required toiletries. Hot shower facilities are available. The most common type is a bucket shower, usual buckets with tap filled with hot water and placed in a shower room. Hot shower costs from US$ 2 to 5 per use and the price increases along with the elevation. Attached bathrooms and toilets are not available unless you book for a luxury lodge during the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.
What you want to wear depends on you but we suggest you wear warm clothes during the Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking. A down jacket, thermal longs and top, comfortable trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece, windproof jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves might be useful. There are numerous trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu where you can get all of these items in both local and branded stores alike. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking may also accompany and assist you if required.
During the Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking, you will be on a long journey for which you will need two bags to keep your belongings. A rucksack/duffle bag and a day bag for personal items. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide you with a duffle bag (which is need to refund after the trek) that you can use throughout your entire journey and even afterward. These bags are durable and hence perfect for any kind of trekking journey. While the duffle bag will be carried by the potters, you will have to carry a day bag on your own. A day bag is a small backpack that has enough room for everything you will need on a day hike such as lunch, water, extra clothing and perhaps a few personnel items like camera, battery chargers, etc.
If possible, we suggest you bring your own equipment. However, sleeping bags and down jackets will be provided to you by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. With regards to trekking poles, if you are used to walking with it then take them with you, as you will probably find them useful especially on the way down. They are not essential though and the walk is manageable without them. It is mostly a personal preference. If you prefer to take the trekking poles with you on the trekking then you can either bring your own pole or buy it from numerous options available in Kathmandu itself.
Yes, if you have a bag of extra clothing for when you return from the trekking, you will be able to store it safely in Kathmandu Sherpa Expedition and Trekking office. The storage facility is provided by most hotels and lodges in Kathmandu or you can also store it in our office for the duration of the trekking.
Our itinerary has been specially tailored to prevent any kind of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) while moving up to higher altitudes. Normally, altitude sickness starts from 3,600 meters and above. You will be trekking at a relatively slow and gradual pace as part of the acclimatization process. Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic and smoking items. Drink at least 4 liters of water a day. Trek slow. Don't skip the acclimatization days. Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up). Drink Garlic Soup. In the higher elevation, there is less oxygen in the air and this is more so while crossing high passes. Our expert guides will advise you on how to avoid AMS and treat it when/ if required.
Make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking. You should be careful in choosing a policy while traveling to a Himalayan country like Nepal as some insurance companies may make special exceptions for adventure travel. If you are confused about the insurance, please inform us and we will help you. It is usually better to arrange your insurance in your country before travel.
The trekking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.
It takes 4 to 11 days to reach Base Camp depending upon the mode of transportation and packages of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offers.
We at Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team always have the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our valued customers as our foremost priority at all times, and we assure you a wonderful and unforgettable time with us in our beautiful country. Sherpa team members of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking have a rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also provides oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.
You can either trek on foot or by a flight. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offer exciting and reasonable flight to Pokhara for 4 days and 10 days. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking can also customize your tour as per your necessity.
The flights are usually regular between September and May. But due to high altitude, bad weather and unforeseen technical issues, you may experience a delay or cancellation of the flight. On the occurrence of such events, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking tourist bus will be arranged.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 20 kgs of luggage (maximum 10 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection, and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination. However, the weight limit on flights to the Annapurna region, basically to Pokhara is a total of 20 kgs including hand bag and you need to pay an extra amount per kg for the excess baggage. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking pays up to 5 kgs of extra baggage making your total to 20 kgs with your hand bag.
Garlic soup is a must while trekking. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon ginger tea and drink at least 2-4 liters of water a day. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items, and hot-chocolates at high altitude.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.
Your guide and porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.
Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will introduce dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.
Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for a small charge. it cost USD$5 per day.
ATM services are available only in Pokhaa. However, the services might not work or run out of cash. Therefore, we suggest you carry a small amount of money to buy snacks, etc during the trekking.
Most of the tea houses/ lodges have electricity whereby you will be able to charge your iPod or camera batteries. Please note that lodges/tea houses will charge you some extra money for the services. The fee may vary from 1 USD to 5 USD per hour.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
1 Pax USD 1,050
2 Pax USD 999
3 Pax USD 950
4 - 6 Pax USD 930
7 - 12 Pax USD 880
13 - 18 Pax USD 830
19 - 24 Pax USD 810
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