Annapurna Poonhill Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal as it follows the most beautiful and classic trail of Annapurna Base Camp. This trek is very famous among the climbers as this trek has been commercialized as top trekking destinations of Nepal. The panoramic views from Poonhill and the authentic Ghandrunk village are just among the few highlights that attract many visitors every year. Passing through narrow roads and beautiful rhododendron forests you reach Poonhill, a charming viewpoint of the region. You’ll be able to get the best views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Machhapuchre(Fishtail) and many other beautiful mountains throughout the whole way.
The trek is suited for all age group with good physical shape. The trek goes upto the altitude of 3210meters at Poonhill which is the last destination of classic Annapurna Poonhill trek. The trek is best for the family with teens and friends who want to have a good experience in depth of nature. You also get to experience the way of life of people in the Himalayan remote region of Nepal. As you hike upto Poonhill you’ll pass many beautiful villages with welcoming and wonderful people. The food and the culture are also one of the most sought after attractions of the region.
As the altitude goes above 3,000 meters during the Annapurna Poonhill Trek, trekkers need to be in a good physical shape before embarking on the journey. Basic physical exercises are recommended to all the travellers 3-4 months prior to the trek. For your own comfort carrying basic trekking gears with you is also recommended to all the trekkers. There might be some hardships along the way but the trek surely will be worth it as you taste the authentic local foods and beverages along with the spectacular sceneries. The permits needed for the trek are TIMS permit and Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits, which we will acquire for you before you start the trek.
After a short visit of major UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu, he trek begins with a spectacular drive to Pokhara, one of the top touristic attractions of Nepal. We head to Nayapul and trek upto Tikhedhunga to stay for the night with a belly full of local foods and beverages. We embark to beautiful Ghorepani the next day, which will be around 5 to 6 hours of walk. We reach Poonhill the next day and enjoy the best sceneries in the region and head on to Tadapani to stay for the Night. We move on to Ghandruk the next day which is very popular destination known for its Homestays. We stay at a welcoming home enjoying best foods and beverages and move down to Nayapul the next day. We drive back to Pokhara and take a stunning drive back to Kathmandu which marks the end to our spectacular Annapurna Poonhill Trek.
Outline ItineraryDay 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft)
Day 02 : Sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley and Trek preparations
Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) 6-7 hours
Day 04 : Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1hour 30minutes) and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,540m/5,052ft) 3-4hours.
Day 05 : Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,870m/9,416ft) 6 hours
Day 06: Hike to Poonhill (3,210m/10,531ft) and trek to Tadapani (2,620m/8,596ft)6-7 hours
Day 07 : Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940m/6,365ft) 3-4 hours
Day 08 : Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1,070m/3,510ft) 4hours and drive to Pokhara
Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 6-7 hours
Day 10 : Departure day