Head into the inner sanctum of the Nepal's Annapurna mountain range, where giant snow-capped peaks abound, on this classic trek to Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp.
- Trekking for 10 days into the inner sanctum of the Annapurnas
- Spectacular views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill
- Reaching Annapurna Sanctuary where giant peaks such as 8,000m Annapurna 1, Annapurna South, Gangapurna and Machapuchare, encircle a natural amphitheatre
- Watching the sun rise on the south face of Annapurna I from Base Camp
- Trekking through sub-tropical forest teeming with wild life, pretty villages with neatly terraced rice fields, and pleasant ridge walking with spectacular Himalayan panoramas
- Passing through the 'gates' of the Sanctuary and reaching a world of ice and snow where we are surrounded by Himalayan giants
- Following the tumbling Modi Khola (river), through a picture perfect landscape of folded hills dotted with villages of neat houses and flower beds, surrounded by terraced fields
- Seeing Machapuchare (fish-tail) peak, the 'gatekeeper' of the Annapurna Sanctuary
- Pokhara and beautiful Lake Phewa - free time to explore this beautiful laid back town
- Kathmandu - exploring the capital's bustling streets
18 or 16 accompanied by an adult
A doctors note is required for travellers aged 75 and over
Day 1: Kathmandu
Arrive to Kathmandu and included transfer to hotel.
Day 2: Pokhara
After a scenic flight to Pokhara and lunch on arrival, the afternoon is free to explore this laid-back lakeside town.
Day 3: Hille
We drive to the start point of our trek at Nayapul. We walk into the hills, following the Mhodi Khola River before ascending the Burungdi Khola valle, where we will encounter some of the famous Sanctuary steps. The ascent is gentle trail and a good warm-up for the harder and longer days to come. We overnight in the settlement of Hille (1460m).
Day 4: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek ( overnight in Ghorepani)
Today we trek through the forest to Ghorepani and cross a suspension bridge and follow the path to Ulleri. Continue uphill to Banthanti and pass through picturesque forests to Ghorepani (2860m), at the foot of Poon Hill.
Day 5: Sunrise at Poon Hill ( overnight in Chuile)
Ghorepani - Chuile. Early morning walk to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3195m) for sunrise, reaching the summit as the first rays of the sun illuminate Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak with a beautiful pink glow. The walk will take around 45 minutes to 1 hour. After breakfast in Ghorepani we trek to Chuile (2309m).
Day 6: Trek to Bhanuwa ( overnight in Bhanuwa)
We head downhill to the river, across a suspension bridge and then trek to Chhomrong for lunch, and enjoy views of Machhapucchre, Hiun Chuli and Annapurna South. This afternoon it's a steep downhill trek, down steps, to Bhanuwa (2110m).
Day 7: Trek to 'Himalaya' ( overnight in Himalaya)
We trek through terraced fields and a rhododendron forest to 'Sinuwa Hill Top'. We continue on the trail through forest where we're likely see troops of monkeys, before passing through a collection of lodges to reach a place known as 'Himalaya' (2920m), where we spend the night.
Day 8: Machhapucchre Base Camp ( overnight in Machhapucchre Base Camp )
Our hike today takes us to Machapuchare Base Camp. Today we’ll see Hinko Cave and the lodges at Deorali as we head towards the 'gateway' to the Annapurna Sanctuary and to Machapuchare Base Camp (3700m).
Day 9: Annapurna Base Camp ( overnight in Annapurna Base Camp)
Our trek today is short but spectacular, with incredible views as we hike to Annapurna South Base Camp (4130m). After checking in at our lodge, the afternoon is free to take in the views.
Day 10: Sunrise Views ( overnight in Dobhan)
Wake early to watch a spectacular sunrise over the mountains. After breakfast, we return to Machapuchare Basecamp and then on to Deorali. After lunch, we continue our descent to Dobhan (2540m).
Day 11: Descend to Chhomrong Khola ( overnight in Chhomrong)
Today we pass through Bamboo and the ridge top Sinuwa where we will break for lunch. Descending through terraced fields to the Chhomrong Khola and begin a final climb up the stone staircase to Chhomrong.
Day 12: Final day of the trek
We follow the trail out of Chhomrong and down to Jhinu where there are some hot springs. Crossing Kimrong Khola we follow the river down to reach the jeep road at Syauli Bhatti. Here we bid farewell to our trekking crew and drive back to Pokhara.
Day 13: Kathmandu
Flight back to Kathmandu and this afternoon is at your leisure.
Day 14: Kathmandu
Departure transfer for your flight back home.
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