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  • Max Altitude : 4,100m
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Annapurna Base Camp 12 Days with Poon Hill

12 days ABC with Poonhill trek will be perfect enough to give you an introduction to the Annapurna region. This trek is suitable for those who want to explore the base camp of 8000m peaks in a short period of time. The 12 Days ABC with Poonhill Trek starts at Dhampus Phedi and ends at Nayapul with an hour of a bumpy yet scenic drive to Pokhara.

ABC and Poon Hill trek is a semi-easy trek to the Annapurna region where you will be accommodated at nice and Cozy Mountain lodges en-route. The highest elevation that we will undertake in this trek is 4150m at the phenomenal Annapurna Base Camp. The trek led by our experienced guides and strong and bulky porters will surely be the trip of a lifetime. You will get a chance to learn so much about the majestic mountains, lively villages, the welcoming people and their lifestyles. We ensure that you will go back home with a unique experience by learning and witnessing the culture, customs and life of the indigenous people of the region.

ABC trekking with Poon Hill hike is definitely a classic journey to the Annapurna Base Camp; the world’s 10th highest peak and to one of the most stunning viewpoints in the world, Poon Hill. Talking about the best season for this trek, it is from mid-February to June and then from the first week of September to the end of December. We heartily invite and welcome you to join and enjoy one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna Region with our expert and experienced team.

Trip Highlights

  • Embark on a semi-easy trek in the Annapurna foothills
  • Get a spectacular sunrise view from Poon Hill Viewpoint
  • Enjoy the panorama of Annapurna ranges including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fishtail and Annapurna I, II, III
  • Explore the diverse culture, landscapes, and phenomenal Annapurna Base Camp

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, you will meet one of our trek leaders who will be standing in front of the arrival terminal with the colourful garlands to welcome you. Transfer to hotel, rest of the day is free and relax. In the evening one of our team leaders will come to see you and take you for a welcome dinner at a typical Nepali Restaurant. Enjoy the local meal with a great conversation and a short brief about the 12 days ABC with Poon Hill trek. Overnight at the hotel.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Hotel
  • itinery-iconMeals: BB
  • itinery-iconPlace: Kathmandu
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:1,350m

Pokhara is a beautiful city in Nepal surrounded by Annapurna Himalayas. Our journey from Kathmandu begins early in the morning if we go by tourist bus and if we take a flight we can fly any time of the day. Evening leisurely walk around Phewa Lake and overnight at the hotel.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Hotel
  • itinery-iconMeals: BB
  • itinery-iconPlace: Pokhara
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:825m

Morning breakfast at the hotel and take a private coach drive to Phedi from where we start our walking to Dhampus. This is steep up walking for 4 hours. Dhampus is the scenic view of the Mountains. The trails lead mostly through villages until you reach Dhampus. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Dhampus
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:1,700m

The trail leads up until Deurali and then goes down to Modi River through Tolka and Landruk. This is 6 hours walking day. We will have our lunch somewhere on the way and enjoy the stunning mountains of Annapurna South (7119m) and Hiunchuli. Crossing a lot of beautiful villages finally arrive in Chhomrong, a large Gurung and Magar village on the lap of Annapurna south. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Chhomrong
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:2,100m

The most striking and dirt-free tiny town of Nepal Chhomrung is close up to the Himalayan range. The hike leads us down through stone steps for an hour then goes up until Sinuwa danda. After that, we will be keeping following the jungle trails listening to the voices of birds and animals to Dovan. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Dovan
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:2,800m

Our next target from Dovan will be Machhapuchhere Base camp. Walking for 6 hours we will cross rivers which come from Annapurna Base Camp. Typically throughout the forest, we meet hanging stone known as “Hinku Cave”. Right before MBC, we walk with the group due to avalanches dangers. After 6 hours walk finally, we reach MBC for an overnight stay in the coldest place of our trek. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Machhapuchhare Base Camp
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:3,700m

Right after breakfast, we start our hike to Annapurna Base Camp, arrive earlier and we reach the touching place of Annapurna Mountain. The Annapurna Base camp is a place like a bowl surrounded by mountains. This is the most important day of the whole trip. Our dream comes true here. After exploring ABC we will trek back to Bamboo. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Annapurna Base Camp
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:4,100m

After we return from Annapurna Base Camp our trek leads to Ghorepani which is another popular viewpoint in Nepal. This is your 6 to 7 hours walking day until Tadapani. The first part Until Kimrung Khola is flat and 4 hours walk will be steep up to Tadapani from Kimring Khola. Stay overnight at Tadapani.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Tadapani
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:2,410m

Right after breakfast, our trek leads through the rhododendron forest. If we are doing a trek in march April these blooming trees gives you a lifetime memory. The trek leads 4 hours to keep up until Gutung hill and we take rest for enjoyable views similar to Poonhill. Then trek down an hour to Ghorepani for an overnight stay. Overnight at guest house.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guesthouse
  • itinery-iconMeals: BLD
  • itinery-iconPlace: Ghorepani
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:2,850m

Our last day of trek starts a very early morning hike to Poonhill (3210m) for the panoramic views of Annapurna. We reach there before sunrise because Mountain View with sunrise is awesome from Poon hill. Then we trek down to Nayapul for about 6 hours and take a private coach to Pokhara. Overnight at the hotel.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Hotel
  • itinery-iconMeals: BB
  • itinery-iconPlace: Pokhara
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:8,25m

If we fly it will take you about 25 minutes and the drive will be for 6 hours to Kathmandu. In the evening join the farewell at a typical Nepali restaurant with a live culture show. Stay overnight at Kathmandu Hotel.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Hotel
  • itinery-iconMeals: BB
  • itinery-iconPlace: Kathmandu
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:1,350m

After breakfast, we will drop you at the international airport for your flight back home. Wish you have a safe and sound flight back home. Hope to see you again in the future.

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Useful Information

ABC with Poonhill trek 12 days itinerary package is an ideal journey for those who wish to explore the entire Annapurna Himalayas by doing a breathtaking hike to ABC and the world-famous Poonhill viewpoint. During the hike to Annapurna Base Camp and Poonhill, each and each stops provides decent guesthouses and mountain lodges.

We are organizing ABC with Poonhill trek package as a small group departure trek, so please feel free to contact us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trip so that we can send you a quote and other information as per your group size and requirements.


In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we provide standard accommodations on a bed and breakfast basis with a farewell dinner in Kathmandu hosted by Mr Ram (Team leader). During the trek, you will be provided with neat and clean tea houses on a full board basis (breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 cups of tea coffee a day as per your choice and comfort). Throughout the trek, guesthouses are comfortable as well as facilitated with attached bathrooms, shower facility, neat and clean bedsheets, pillow cover and well-managed bed with warm blankets and internet WIFI connections facilities.

Food during the trip

Food on a full board basis will be provided during the 12 day ABC trek with Poon Hill. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese, Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse menus cooked by our master cook. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to the destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.

Guides and Porters

Annapurna Base Camp with Poon Hill trek will be led by our knowledgeable and experienced trek leaders. The trekking leaders, guides for this trek are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, knowledge about the region and leadership skills. Our trekking guides and crew have taken the following training

  • First Aid Training
  • Trekking Guide Training
  • English Language
  • Climbing  and Mountaineering
  • Conservation and Biodiversity

Trip Reviews

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  • December 27, 2022

Ghorepani Poon Hill and ABC trek in 10 days

Namaste. We combined Gorhepani Poon Hill trek and Annapurna BC trek in 10 days in November 2018. Ram Kumar arranged everything for us, including airport, pick up at 11 pm, bus to Pokhara, hotels, lodges during the trek, transfers, our nice guide Ramesh, last evening dinner and debriefing. Everything was perfect and sunset on Macchapucchre and sunrise on Annapurna 1 are so amazing, it is worth climbing up and down thousands of stairs. For sure we will travel again with Alpine Eco Trek and Expedition.

  • Sylvain R
  • December 27, 2022

Mother and Daughter 12 Days ABC with Poonhill Trek and Kathmandu Culture tour Jan 2017

I am a 59 years old woman. I was initially attracted to Alpine Eco Trek because their prices were just over a half of some of the other trekking companies. I flew to Nepal to trek Annapurna with my 22 years old daughter who was volunteering in Pokhara. Alpine Eco Trek director Ram Kumar met me when I arrived at Kathmandu airport and took me across to the Domestic airport. He had organized my flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and helped me book my pack onto the next flight to Pokhara. The next day he met me at Pokhara and showed my daughter and me the sights. For the 12 days ABC with Poonhill Trek he handed us to Guide Ram and Porter Gokul. They tailored the trek to my fitness level and we stopped when we wanted, ate when we wanted, and stayed extra nights or not. This was important because I was not as fit as my daughter, but I got much fitter the longer we walked. Over the trek, we bonded until it seemed that Ram and Gokul were part of our family. After 12 days of awesome views and majestic mountains, we returned to Pokhara, flew to Kathmandu and Ram Kumar showed us all around the Kathmandu area as well. The trip was a wonderful way of getting to know my 22 years old daughter better and I highly recommend Alpine Eco Trek and intend to use them again.

  • Alexandra & Anna

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