Annapurna Poonhill Trek

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 Itinerary

Day 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

Tent Peak Climb – Annapurna Trekking Peak Climbing

Going for climbing Tent Peak is one of the most adventurous trips around the Annapurna region. Tent Peak, also known as Tharpu Chuli, is gaining popularity among mountain climbers. In this journey, you will trek through the Annapurna region and get to enjoy the mountainous beauty along the way. You will be reaching the Machhapuchhre Base Camp and then summit the Tent Peak and reach the height of 5,663m/18,575 ft. This adventurous journey will bring you across a number of peaks like Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and many others. The walk along with the villages also gives you an amazing experience.

Climbing Tent Peak is relatively easier and you need not require previous climbing experience. Our guides will brief you on climbing techniques before scaling the peak. You will have to make use of climbing gears and ropes as you reach for the summit. This peak climbing will give you an exhilarating experience. If you are looking for some mountaineering experience you should definitely try this one out.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)
Day 2: Kathmandu valley sightseeing and trip preparation
Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft): 6 hours drive
Day 4: Drive to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 5-6 hours trek
Day 5: Ghandruk to Chhomrong (2170m/7120ft): 6 hours trek
Day 6: Chhomrong to Dobhan (2,600m/8,530ft): 5-6 hours trek
Day 7: Dobhan to Deurali (3,230m/10,597ft): 3 hours trek
Day 8: Deurali to Machhapuchhre Base Camp (3700m/12135ft): 2 hours trek
Day 9: Acclimatization and pre climbing briefing
Day 10: Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Cave Camp (4,250m/13,943ft): 5-6 hours trek
Day 11: Cave Camp to High Camp (5,200m/17,056 ft): 4-5 hours trek
Day 12: Summit Tent Peak (Tharpu Chuli), return to high camp: 9-10 hours trek
Day 13: Tent Peak High Camp to Machhapuchhre Base Camp: 4-5 hours trek
Day 14: Machhapuchhre Base Camp to Bamboo (2310m/7575ft): 6-7 hours trek
Day 15: Bamboo to Jhinu Danda (1760m/5770 ft): 6-7 hours trek
Day 16: Jhinu Dada to Naya Pul, drive to Pokhara: 6 hours trek, 1-hour drive
Day 17: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu: 6 hours
Day 18: Final departure

Honey Hunting

Honey hunting is a very old tradition in Nepal, mainly in the central Himalayan region. You can witness the exceptional skills of the local hunters hanging themselves from high cliffs using bamboo ladders and ropes. This traditional practice is done in the lush hills of central Nepal twice a year. Therefore, this tour also occurs twice a year where you get to experience the unique way of honey hunting.

Honey hunting takes you to the beautiful village of Ghale Gaon. It is located to the east of the famous treks like ABC Trek and Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. Honey hunting is done Thaku Bhir where you can find local hanging on the cliffs with help of a bamboo ladder and homemade ropes. Furthermore, you also visit the Gurung heritage sites, gompas, and watch the surreal views of the Himalayas.

Firstly, you’ll arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport and drive to Besisahar via Prithvi Highway. Then, you’ll trek west towards Ghale Gaon through the forested trails. You’ll reach Ghale Gaon and stop by at one of the local homestays. You explore the local Gurung village and see the sunset and enjoy cultural dance in the evening. Further, you’ll trek to Bhujung which is the largest Gurung settlement in the entire country. You’ll rest in homestay and enjoy the typical Nepali dinner. Finally, you head to the hunting site, Thaku Bhir, the next day. You’ll stay in the camp and watch the beautiful cliffs filled with honey hives. Next, you’ll watch the locals hunt honey with utmost care and expertise. Lastly, you retrace your path to Besisahar via Bhujung and drive back to Kathmandu.

Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the seasons honey hunting is done in Nepal. Thus, these seasons also guarantee the best views. The trip is an easy one and a decent physical shape is enough to do the trip.

We, at Trek Central Nepal, provide you with comfortable transportation and nice lodging and dining during the trek. Moreover, we provide you with experienced guides and porters.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu / Transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Drive to Besishahar
Day 03: Trek to Ghalegaun
Day 04: Trek to Bhujung
Day 05: Trek to Thaku Bhir (Hunting Place): Camping
Day 06: Watch Honey Hunting: Camping
Day 08: Trek to Besisahar
Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu
Day 10: Departure day

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