Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek Via Poon Hill 2023-2024

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  • Duration 8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max. Altitude 4130 m /13,549 ft
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu- Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Best Season Spring & Autumn


  • Explore the newer route to the Annapurna base camp trek and explore more of the Annapurna region.
  • Includes accommodation at great hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, luxury transportation, transfers, guides, and porters.
  • Includes permit to Annapurna region and Annapurna base camp, airport pick-up and drop.
  • You could get breakfast during the trek and one farewell dinner to congratulate you on the completion of the trek.
  • We would provide you with high-grade trekking equipment so you could solely focus on having a great trip to Annapurna base camp.
  • Explore the tradition and culture of people living in the Annapurna region.
  • You can as well explore some of the rare animals, plants, and birds along the hike to Annapurna base camp.

Among the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal, 9-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of them. What’s amazing about this destination is it is shorter and easier compared to the Everest Base camp trek while being an equally adventurous and amazing destination to the Himalayas. You can explore the vast terrains, landscape, wildlife, vegetation, culture, and tradition of the Annapurna region. If you have already finished trekking to Everest base camp and looking for the same destination yet with different tastes and experiences Annapurna base camp trek is for you.

Viewed as one of the most famous trips, it takes you through magnetic towns, rich oak, pine, and rhododendron forest, and awards you marvelous perspectives of snow-capped mountain peaks such as Annapurna I (8019m), Annapurna III (7555m), Gangapurna (7454m) and Machhapuchhre (6999m). The Kali Gandaki Gorge, the deepest gorge on the planet, and Tilicho Lake, the most elevated lake at 4,919 m, are likewise situated here. This journey endures around 10 days and is more qualified for individuals who need a bit of nature in a casual manner. This Annapurna Base Camp trek has limited days which is more qualified for individuals who are in a rush and need to investigate the Himalayas of Nepal.

Travelers have been visiting the Annapurna area since the 1960s and this pleasant mountain region has developed broadly in the course of recent years. Most travelers want to explore this region in a short period of time. So, the quickest route into the region is by air, leaving from Kathmandu on a twenty-five-minute flight into the city of Pokhara. But if you are to drive in a private vehicle it will take more than 5 hours but you will be able to experience the lifestyle of people's beautiful sceneries of rivers and mountains along the way. Annapurna region has a wide range of species including birds, animals, and vegetation. You will get to know and see various rare plants and animals along the hike to the Annapurna Base Camp. There’s a lot more to explore in the Annapurna region than you have expected.

Once you trek to Annapurna base camp 9 days you will get to know the Himalayas of Nepal and will be able to experience a stunning mountain trekking experience. On this 10-day adventure, you will be able to gain a lot of adventure and enjoyment while exploring the culture and traditions of the Himalayan people.

NOTE: It is recommended that you should arrive in Kathmandu a day earlier before you start your trek (if you do not have a day tour of Kathmandu scheduled). And If you have scheduled a Kathmandu day tour you should arrive two days prior to the actual day of trekking.

If you are able to arrive a day earlier, it will be best for you as you will get some time to rest, know about the trekking you are doing, get info about the trekking routes, and get time to buy trekking equipment if necessary. Adding some extra days besides actual trekking days will help you enjoy your trip to Nepal to the fullest without having to worry about any preparations, flight delays, and missing international flights.


Annapurna Base Camp Trek's detailed Itinerary has every detail about the places you will be while doing the trek. You will be well informed about the destinations, altitude, places, and transportation if you read the detailed itinerary carefully. The conditions of trails you will be hiking on and many more.

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On the first day of the trek, we will drive to Ulleri from Pokhara in around 2.5 hours. Today we will hike to the Ghorepani for our overnight stay. The air around trekking trails is fresh with the mixed aura of mountains which will excite during the trek. View of stunning Himalayas while passing through off-beaten trails provides us adventurous feeling. We can see the glorious panoramic view of the mountains of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna I (8019m), and Manaslu (8156m).

Today we will be ascending the poon hill which is considered the most beautiful place with stunning views of panoramic mountains. Poon Hill is elevated at 3210 m while the Ghorepani is elevated at 2800m.

The first destination for today's trek will be Poon Hill.  As we wake up early and the weather is fresh and clear then, we will be able to experience a magical panoramic view of the mountains perfectly blending and reflecting the sun’s color. Like the sunrise, these mountains are most beautiful from the Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, you can view the deepest canyon in the world i.e. Kali Gandaki. Our first stop will be Banthanti Village where we will make a quick stop for our breakfast then we will continue towards the Tadapani.

From Tadapani we lose some altitude while hiking through the green forest for an hour to arrive at the small yet beautiful settlement of Chuile. This beautiful village has a tranquil setting with single lodges. From this place, you can see the mirror view of Annapurna South and Mt. Fishtail (Macchapuchre). Overnight at Chuile.

We will descend through rhododendron and oak forests, arriving at Chhomrong for a midday lunch. Chhomrong is a Gurung Village, and the highest permanent settlement in the valley. This village provides you with a tremendously vast view across to Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. Crossing the Chhomrong Khola. We will climb high above the Modi Khola, traveling to its west bank, passing through forests of bamboo, rhododendron, and oak, and finally, arrive at Lower Sinhuwa for an overnight stay. 

In the morning, you will have a nice view if the weather is nice. After that, you will have breakfast. You will trek from Sinuwa to Deurali. The trail is mostly uphill and jungle walk. It takes 6-7 hours to walk. You will pass Bamboo, Dovan, and Himalaya during the trek. Deurali is located 3200m, overnight at Lodge.

We will trek about 6 hours on the off-beaten trail. From Deurali, the trail climbs high above the river, onto the lateral moraine, and down the other side to the glacier. We will go up to the bed of the glacier before finally arriving at the Annapurna Base Camp (4200m) for an overnight stay. We will be staying overnight at the Guest House.

Beginning with an early morning ascent for a stunning sunrise and breakfast, the journey returns to Bamboo for an overnight stay. We will hike for about 6 hours. We will be staying overnight at Guest House in Bamboo.

Today is the final day for long walking. We will be heading for Jhinu dada hot springs village and overnight there.  4 to 5-hour walking distance from bamboo to get to Jhinu. After getting Jhinu you may take a rest and visit a very famous natural hot springs place which is situated Madi Khola bench. It takes 40 minutes down from the Jhinu dada hotel. 

During the evening time you can explore and photograph the Jhinu Dada with the breathtaking mountain views, landscape, and sunset. 

Overnight at Jhinu Dada. 


Descending through forests to Kyumi Pass-through Ghandrung low part - offering, yet another, picturesque, panoramic view of Annapurna South before ending the day’s voyage. We will drive via jeep back to Pokhara (2 hours). Check-in at the hotel and rest, enjoy an evening walk around the lakeside. We will be staying overnight at a 3-star hotel In Pokhara City.

after taking a rest an hour we will take you for half a day of Pokhara city sightseeing by private car with the Driver. We will take you to these destinations.

Once you finish your sightseeing tour you will return back to Hotel for an overnight stay.

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Cost Details


  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus and then by private car to Tikhedhunga
  • Breakfast and Seasonal Fruits a day during the trek
  • 3 Meals-a-Day during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • One highly experienced, helpful, and friendly guide.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, and equipment. 
  • Accident insurance for all staff
  • Trekking map/ HST Trekking Hat, duffel bag, and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit, Oximeter to check pulse, heart rate, and oxygen, saturation at higher altitudes.
  • Personal health kits, masks, hand sanitizers, face shields, gloves, etc.
  • ACAP Permit & TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  • Worst case, help with all rescue and evacuation arrangements.
  • Government taxes & office service charge


  • Airport pick up and drop off (Extra 10 USD) 
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa. You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 40 or equivalent in foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying the US $ 100. Please bring 2 passport-size photos.
  • Snacks /Drinks and other personal expenses
  • Hot showers during the trek
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • WiFi internet and phone call unless it’s free.
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Useful Info

In Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition, your safety precedes every other thing. As this adventure entrails traveling in the remote mountainous region, we are always at mercy of nature. During the trip, the factors such as weather, natural disaster, or a multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can subsequently bring the changes in the itinerary. Although all the itinerary we provide to you is guided and standard; please note that your team leader has the authority to alter or even drop the planned itinerary of any part if it is necessary due to safety concerns. All the alternations or changes of the standard itinerary are made by the leader by taking into consideration the best interest of the whole group. We give our best effort to stick with the above-mentioned itinerary; however, in case of any unpredicted event which is beyond our control, you need to be flexible and take after the guideline as instructed by your leader.

Note that the company won’t be responsible for any result of alterations on itineraries or any delays due to unforeseen circumstances.

Hotel and Accommodation:

Trek to the Himalayas is one of the favorite destinations for travel enthusiasts and adventure seekers all around the globe. Although the Himalayan region of Nepal is the most popular trekking destination in the world; there are a lot of things people don’t have a clue about. While trekking to the high mountain region, you will not find the hotels and accommodation you see in the city areas. The hotels and accommodations around the high Himalayan have fewer services and facilities. The hot shower may turn out to be simply a bucket of lukewarm water and the toilet may be a latrine behind the hotel. The private room can be a wooden cell with no furniture except a bed, mattress, and curtain in place of the door.  So, while trekking to the mountainous region of Nepal, you need to be ready to stay in the less fancy and minimum facilitated hotels.

We provide you with a 2 to 3-star standard hotel while you are in Kathmandu (i.e. for 3 Nights). During your Annapurna Base Camp Trek, we provide you with the basic lodges and tea houses for your accommodation. The room of these lodges and tea houses are less fancier with just a bed, a pillow, and a blanket. We put every effort to make your trek as cozy as possible. However, you need to stay flexible in some cases. We will accommodate the groups in the local lodges available each day. We send the porters ahead of us to pre-book the room for the next day (rooms cannot be pre-booked on all places). 

In Kathmandu besides the 2 / 3 stars hotel, some 4 / 5 - star luxury accommodation is also available. If you want to change the accommodation plan for the luxury, please do let us know so that we can arrange and book the hotel for you for your Kathmandu stay.

Food and Beverages:

All the food and Beverages included on the package of Annapurna Base Camp Trek are provided by the company itself. The food is provided in the tea houses or lodges on the trail. We will have breakfast and dinner at the lodge where we stay overnight. On the everyday trek, our guide will decide the available place and stop for lunch. We highly recommend you bring the water purification pills, to cleanse the water and drink during the trek. During the trek, there are options for buying bottled water and boiled water as well.


We at Himalayan Scenery Treks and Expedition provide all the necessary transportation facilities for your trip. We provide private vehicles for airport pick-up and sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. Likewise, we provide tourist bus transportation for your trip. However, you have the other options as a direct flight to Pokhara or traveling through private vehicles such as cars or vans.

You have to pay additional for the transportation which is excluded in our package. You can send us an inquiry for the latest price details for private transportation and flight tickets.

Luggage and Backpack:

The main luggage of yours will be carried by your porters during the trek. For your personal things, we highly recommend you, carry a small handbag containing water bottles, cameras, sunscreen, and other things which you require daily during the trip. Making the backpack small and lighter will unquestionably assist you to enjoy the trip to its fullest. You should simply convey the thing which is basic for your outing and the rest of the garments and different things can be left in the locker room/safe store of hotels. The hotels provide the locker room / safe deposit for free. So, don’t hesitate to leave things that are redundant. While making the backpack or luggage for your trip ensure that the luggage doesn’t exceed more than 15 Kg. The weight allowance at Nepal’s domestic airlines is 15 Kg including your handbag. Excess weight is chargeable of USD 1.5 or more which will be the additional cost of our trip.

Guide and Porters on Trek:

We provide you with a well-trained and experienced guide and porter for your trek.  Our guide will assist you in every possible way to make your trips remarkable and memorable. Talking about the porter, we provide one porter for every 2 trekkers. The porters carry 20 Kg of total luggage (10 Kg from each trekker). We provide one guide for the smaller groups and if the group size surpasses 10 individuals; we will provide an additional guide for your trip.

Personnel Expenses:

Personnel Expenses largely influenced your habit of expenditure. We provide you with all the necessary food and accommodation facilities inside the cost of your Annapurna Base Camp Trek. So, you only need money to pay for your drinks (alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages) and snacks while strolling on the trail. You will get a significant number of smaller shops on the trail to buy drinks and snacks. Likewise, you can also use the money to buy souvenirs for the trip, entrance tickets, hot showers, tips, and many more. Note that, tips and gratuities are not mandatory, but it is fine if you wish to. If you feel like the service provide to you is excellent, then you can tip directly to the staff. Of course, there is no obligation to tip if you are disappointed with the service you receive. As a suggestion, we advise you to allocate an amount of 5 - 10% of the total package price for tips. The amount you give depends on your budget and appreciation of their work.

Rescue and Evacuation:

Nepal is a country full of heart-warming natural beauty and a magnificent travel destination for the thrill and adventure seekers all around the globe. In spite of the fact that Nepal is an adventure paradise for the nature lover and thrill seeker. But in some cases, the thrilling experience comes up with a serious hazard. The most exciting, and joyful trip may backfire on us and we may have to be the victim of nature. Not only that while trekking in the high altitude rough terrains may also occur afflictions like a sprained ankle or even broken leg, appendix ruptures, hypothermia, skin infection, and respiratory infection. If any of this misfortune happens to you, then it should be treated on time. If left untreated then you may even lose your life. If any of the above-mentioned affliction happens during your trip, we at Himalayan scenery treks and expedition will do everything to transfer you to the nearest hospital ASAP. All the expenses made to rescue and evacuate you, are entirely liable to us. So, before departing on your trip, make sure that your travel insurance company has the policy to cover all the expenses in case of any misfortune arises during the trip so that you can enjoy the trip to the utmost. If not, be ready to pay on your own once you arrive in Kathmandu. To learn more about the Travel Insurance for the Trip to Nepal, please do visit the Travel Insurance page in Nepal Travel Guide.  

Join a fixed date group trek or private departure:

The Annapurna Base Camp Trekking is available on both fixed departure and private basis, If you are looking for a group to join then please check our fixed departures dates and ask for availability or if you would like to travel independently, or with your friends, families & colleagues then you are invited to choose any date at your convenient timeframe for any number of people.

Booking Requirements

Please provide us with your full credentials or a copy of your passport. Give your weight so that preplan your group’s trips for proper weight distribution. You may deposit 20 to 30 percent advance of the total package amount while booking. You may pay the rest of the amount before the trip. You can also pay us by card, bank transfer, or online. Please visit here for payment details.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to make your trip, let us know in advance. We will refund you as per our booking terms and conditions and available time frame. At times, there might be delays or cancellations of flights due to weather and unforeseeable reasons. In such cases, we will make our best effort to adjust your bookings and rearrange the schedule.

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