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Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poonhill

10 Days

Nepal beckons with an adventure unlike any other – the 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek. This exhilarating journey promises breathtaking landscapes, cultural immersion, and the ultimate reward – reaching the base camp itself.

A Journey Through Enchanting Landscapes

The trek unfolds amidst a tapestry of stunning vistas. Towering, snow-capped peaks pierce the sky, contrasting with the lush greenery of rhododendron forests. Traditional villages with their unique charm dot the landscape, adding a touch of human history to the natural wonder. Hence, each step you take unveils a new postcard-perfect scene.

Reaching for the Summit: Annapurna Base Camp

The culmination of the trek lies at Annapurna Base Camp, a majestic 4,130 meters above sea level. Here, your efforts are rewarded with a panoramic vista unlike any other. Surrounding peaks, including Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre, will leave you awestruck by their grandeur. The sense of accomplishment you’ll feel upon reaching this milestone will be truly unparalleled.

A Tapestry of Nature and Culture

The trek isn’t just about mountains. The diverse wildlife you encounter adds another layer of wonder. For instance, imagine spotting playful monkeys swinging through the trees or witnessing eagles soaring overhead. Further, suspension bridges over rushing rivers add an element of excitement to the journey.

Embracing Local Traditions

The trail winds through traditional Gurung villages, offering a glimpse into the rich culture of the region. You’ll have the opportunity to interact with friendly locals, learning about their way of life and traditions. Furthermore, the hospitality you encounter will undoubtedly add warmth to your experience.

A Trek for Everyone

The 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek is designed for those with a moderate level of fitness. Previous trekking experience isn’t mandatory, making it accessible to a wider range of adventurers.

The chance to push your limits, both physically and mentally, and reach the base camp creates a sense of accomplishment that will stay with you long after the trek is over. This unforgettable experience will leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. So, are you ready to embark on this adventure and witness the magic of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

Overview

The 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes hikers through some of the most scenic and diverse landscapes in the Himalayas. The trek starts from the charming city of Pokhara and leads through beautiful villages, lush forests, and rocky terrain before finally reaching the base camp of the majestic Annapurna mountain range.

The trek begins with a scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, after which hikers will start their ascent towards the Annapurna Base Camp. The trail takes hikers through picturesque villages like Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, and Chhomrong, where they can interact with local communities and learn about their cultures and traditions.

One of the highlights of the trek is the early morning hike to Poon Hill, a popular viewpoint that offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain range, including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail).

As the hike continues towards the base camp, hikers will pass through dense forests of rhododendron and bamboo, and cross several suspension bridges over gushing rivers and streams. The final stretch of the trek involves climbing up steep and rocky trails to reach the Annapurna Base Camp, located at an altitude of 4,130 meters.

At the base camp, hikers can enjoy stunning views of the surrounding peaks and glaciers, including the Annapurna massif and the Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) peak. After spending some time at the base camp, hikers will make their descent back to Pokhara, passing through scenic villages and landscapes along the way.

Overall, the 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an unforgettable experience that offers a perfect combination of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and physical challenge.

Highlights of 10-day Annapurna Base Camp Trek

  • The endless uphill climb that makes you question your life choices, but also makes for a great workout.
  • The breathtaking views that make you forget the uphill climb and question why you ever doubted yourself.
  • The constant feeling of accomplishment as you conquer each day's hike and reach new heights (literally).
  • The delicious Nepalese cuisine that makes you forget you're even on a trek and not at a five-star restaurant.
  • The camaraderie with fellow trekkers as you bond over sore muscles and stunning scenery.
  • The ever-changing landscape that keeps you on your toes and constantly in awe.
  • The warm hospitality of the locals who welcome you with open arms and make you feel at home in a foreign land.
  • The peacefulness of the mountains that make you forget about the stresses of everyday life and just appreciate the present moment.
  • The hot showers (yes, hot showers!) that feel like a luxury after days of trekking in the cold.
  • The starry nights that make you feel like you're sleeping under a million twinkling lights.
  • The sunrise views from Poon Hill that make waking up at 4 am worth it (trust us on this one).
  • The sense of accomplishment and pride you feel as you finally reach Annapurna Base Camp and take in the stunning views of the mountains that you worked so hard to see.

Itinerary

We will drive to Nayapul and start our trek towards Tikhedunga. The trail passes through beautiful villages and lush forests of rhododendron and oak trees.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will trek towards Ghorepani, which is a beautiful village located at the base of Poon Hill. The trail passes through dense forests and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will wake up early and hike to Poon Hill to witness the sunrise and panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. After breakfast, we will trek towards Tadapani through beautiful forests and villages.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will trek towards Chhomrong, which is a beautiful Gurung village located at the base of the Annapurna range. The trail offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and passes through dense forests.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will trek towards Dovan, which is situated at the base of the Modi Khola river. The trail passes through beautiful forests and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will trek towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp, which is located at the base of the iconic Machhapuchhre mountain. The trail passes through beautiful forests and offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will trek towards Annapurna Base Camp, which is located atthe base of the Annapurna massif. The trail passes through a glacial moraine and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding peaks. Upon reaching the base camp, we will have ample time to explore the area and take in the stunningviews.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will trek back towards Bamboo, which is situated in a beautiful bamboo forest. The trail passes through dense forests and offers stunning views of the surroundingmountains.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will trek towards Jhinu Danda, which is famous for its natural hot springs. After a long day of trekking, we can relax and unwind in the hot springs and enjoy the beauty of thenature.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We will trek towards Nayapul from where we will drive back to Pokhara. Upon arrival, we can spend the rest of the day exploring this beautiful city or relaxing at ourhotel.

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is an unforgettable experience that takes you through some of Nepal’s most stunning landscapes. From lush forests to towering mountains, this trek has it all. With experienced guides and comfortable accommodations, you are sure to have an amazing time on this 10-days adventure.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

What's Included-Good to know before trip booking

  • Private transport from Pokhara to trek’s starting point, and from trek’s ending point to Pokhara
  • Government-licensed local guide
  • Porter at least for 2 people
  • Tea house accommodation during the trek
  • 3 Meals a day during the trek breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag (if needed)
  • ACAP permit and Tims
  • First-aid medical kit
  • Government taxes & office service charge

What's not Included

  • International flights
  • Nepal Visa fee
  • Porter for single trekker
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone call, internet, laundry, bar bills, snacks, battery recharge, bottled or boiled water, hot showers,)

Answers to some of your frequently asked questions:

What is the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a 12-day trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal, which takes you to the base camp of the Annapurna mountain range. It is a popular trekking destination known for its stunning mountain views, diverse landscapes, and rich cultural experiences.

What is the best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The best time to do the Annapurna Base Camp Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. During these seasons, the weather is mild and stable, and the views are clear and spectacular.

What is the difficulty level of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is considered a moderate to challenging trek, requiring a good level of fitness and stamina. The trek involves steep ascents and descents, and you will be walking for several hours each day. However, with proper preparation and training, the trek is achievable for most people with average fitness levels.

What is the accommodation like during the trek?

Accommodation during the trek is in teahouses or lodges, which are basic but comfortable. You will be provided with a private room and a shared bathroom. The rooms are usually equipped with a bed, blanket, and pillow, but you will need to bring your sleeping bag.

What should I pack for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek?

You will need to pack suitable clothing for trekking, including warm layers, a waterproof jacket, and good quality hiking boots. Other essentials include a backpack, water bottle, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. It is also recommended to pack a first aid kit and any personal medication you may need.

Is it necessary to hire a guide and porter for the trek?

While it is not necessary to hire a guide and porter for the trek, it is highly recommended. A guide will help you navigate the trail, provide valuable information about the culture and environment, and ensure your safety during the trek. A porter will carry your backpack, allowing you to trek comfortably without the added weight.

How much does the Annapurna Base Camp Trek cost?

The cost of the Annapurna Base Camp Trek can vary depending on the season, the number of days, and the services you choose. On average, the trek 

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patrik b
patrik b
2024-05-06
Amazing Annapurnas with Mta trekking Great tour, everything was well organised - great tour guide and porters, very nice ldoges owned by friendly people, good food, very nice transportation, generally very professional approach. Woudl recommend to everyone.
Loni S
Loni S
2024-05-05
Enjoyable and unforgettable trek with the experienced! Thanks MTA and Mardi Himal ❤️ I did 5D4N Mardi Himal trek with a few friends in Apr 2024 with MTA. The four of us from Hong Kong were very well taken care since entering Pokhara. MTA (kudos to Bijay) gave us best advice of anything from equipment, flight to massage. Bijay organised our airport pickup and connecting cars so well so we could be worry-free the whole time. It’s especially important as we sometimes had miscommunications with drivers even using ride-hailing app. Our tour was customised and extended one day vs the regular 4D3N with Bijay’s help so we had more time for ascending and made it easier to reach the highest point at 4200m. Going on Mardi trek with MTA, their guide Kaji and two porters Donbadu and Natium, makes the experience 5-star! 1/ Kaji knew the trek and his guests so well. He never failed to estimate how much time we still needed and we could adjust our expectations. 2/ Kaji had best connections on the mountain (which is tremendously important), everyone doing business on the trek is like his extended family. With that our schedule was more flexible for a change. 3/ MOST IMPORTANTLY, Kaji was very observant and ensured safety of everyone. He made timely decision to save my friend from altitude sickness! My friend started to feel unwell and vomit after we reached 3,300m. Kaji tried to extend our rest time to help her recover, and in the end got Donbadu to go down with her so she could be relieved. We really appreciate that! ❤️ We’re always treated as top priority and served very well on the trek. Food and drinks are never missed, Kaji and his team were very hospitable and always checked in if we felt good for the coming trek. MTA guides all treks you can name - Poon Hill, Mardi Himal, ABC, ACT, EBC and many more lesser known ones. Definitely recommend it if you’re looking for a worry-free, safe trek in Nepal, especially if you’re first timers like us. Thanks for supporting our trekking dream! Annapurna and Mardi Himal look surreal, it’s a good story of a lifetime. <3
René S
René S
2024-05-01
Everything we wanted and more! The company is excellent. This is a newer trekking company but with all the right contacts to make sure things run smoothly. We were 3 in our group. We all felt relaxed because everything was taken care of in an stress-free way. Our questions (which were many) were answered before and during the trek. The vibe is laid back and friendly. The company are also concerned that porters do not carry too much weight and everybody is treated fairly. The trek was tough for us but the guide and our porters were excellent - very patient and helpful - they were very concerned for our needs and thanks to them, we made it to base camp and it was so amazing we cannot thank them enough!
Zacattack
Zacattack
2024-04-22
Everest Base Camp - Absolute must for your Bucket List. If you're an adventurer at heart, seeking the thrill of reaching great heights and witnessing breath-taking landscapes, or like me have a bucket list then a journey to Everest Base Camp is an absolute must. Recently, I had the incredible opportunity to embark on this unforgettable expedition with a few friends and M.T.A , I'm still buzzing with excitement from the experience. Our journey began in Kathmandu, Nepal, where after landing at the airport we were greeted by Bijay from M.T.A. and taken for a very delicious Nepalese meal. Next we flew to Lukla, a tiny airstrip nestled among the towering peaks of the Himalayas. The hair-raising flight was an adventure in itself, offering jaw-dropping views of the rugged terrain below. Here we meet our main guide Shishir along with porters to assist in carrying our packs. We then embarked on 9 day trek to Everest Base camp. As we trekked through quaint Sherpa villages and lush rhododendron forests, each step brought us closer to our ultimate goal: reaching Everest Base Camp. Along the way, we were treated to awe-inspiring vistas of snow-capped peak, sparkling glaciers and an array of different animals such as Yaks & horses, Shirhir was amazing in his knowledge of the trek, the villages and giving us advice on how best to pace ourselves to enjoy the journey. As we reached higher altitudes he was very conscious of our health and safety to ensure we were in the best possible position to reach base camp watching us closely and monitoring our oxygen levels. Reaching Everest Base Camp was a momentous occasion, even thou we were tired this soon faded as we were filled with a sense of accomplishment and wonder. Surrounded by towering giants like Everest, Lhotse, and Nuptse, we couldn't help but be humbled by the sheer magnitude of nature's grandeur. We were blessed with been able to meet with one most experienced sherpa’s who had climbed mount Everest 18 times and enjoyed a cup of Tea with him. Shirhir knowledge of the region, coupled with his warm camaraderie, made the journey all the more enjoyable. We enjoyed the hearty wide range of Sherpa meals that fuelled our bodies and warmed our souls after a long day on the trail. In the evenings after a meal, we reflected on the days excitement and ended the evening most nights with a round of cards and in bed by around 9. As I had limited time I opted to fly out by Helicopter from Gorashep. This was absolutely an amazing flight. What had taken 8 days to walk around 70KM from Lukla to Gorashep took around 8mintues to Helicopter out. I will never forget the amazing scenery on that flight out. In conclusion, my journey to Everest Base Camp was nothing short of extraordinary. It was a test of endurance, a feast for the senses, and a soul-stirring adventure that will stay with me forever. If you're searching for an experience that will challenge you, inspire you, and leave you utterly spellbound, look no further than Everest Base Camp. M.T.A , Bijay and Shirhir make the whole experience so enjoyable I have no hesitation in recommending them. Everest base camp is worth every step of the journey, it is a must to put on your bucket list.
Peter M
Peter M
2024-04-17
Wonderful Mardi Himal Trekk My favorite mountain. The people were incredibly helpful I made a few mistakes in bookings, but they were very accommodating.We managed to shorten the trip to meet my schedule by taking me partway by jeep. My guide was very good. He brought me to the best place my strength could handle.
Jana H
Jana H
2024-03-18
Experience you never forget Unforgettable experience to trek the EBC, thank you to Shishir who was always very helpful and kind. We all successfully reached the base camp.
JogT
JogT
2024-03-04
Wonderful poonhill trekking via Ghandruk We thoroughly enjoyed trekking in Poonhill and Ghandruk village! Sadly, the weather was not favorable and we couldn’t see the mountains from Poonhill but aside from that, our experience was wonderful. Our guide Kaji was caring and went above and beyond to make our trek memorable. He organized clean and comfortable hotels with hot showers in Ulleri which was great after climbing many stairs. The early morning Poonhill hike was worth it and the Ghandruk village and museum were also intriguing. We are happy to have booked our Poonhill trek via Ghandruk village with MTA Trekking.
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GoPlaces20530362823
2024-02-03
Ultralight Plane Flight and Sarangkot The ultralight plane flight was amazing. You can see the Himalayas from so close you can almost reach out and touch them. It's a must-do if you visit Pokhara. The guide was very experienced, so I was able to leave it to him with confidence.
Bishal S
Bishal S
2024-01-14
Wonderful Poon Hill Trekking Experience We had wonderful Poon hill trekking experience with Mta trekking. As we had chosen full package, everything was taken care perfectly including accommodations, foods and transportation. Sunrise from Poon hill was the highlight of this trip. We would recommend this trusted and reliable company.
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Teknomad
2024-01-13
Wonderful Mardi Himal Trek Experience i had Wonderful Mardi Himal Trek Experience . The Guide was knowledgeable and know the local areas very well. As it offers few numbers of accommodations, my guide made sure that the food was prepared fresh and hygienic. Their service is recommended.

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