Annapurna Base Camp Pun Hill Trekking   |  16 Days

adventure to picturesque sanctuary and base camp with stunning sunrise from scenic Pun Hill

Annapurna Base Camp and Pun Hill Trekking, a scenic and cultural combination which leads you to enjoy both side of southern Annapurna Himalaya areas in perfect harmony of mountain views within traditional Gurung and Pun-Magar villages, surrounded by beautiful alpine woodland of tall rhododendron tree lines.

Annapurna Base Camp-Pun Hill Trekking a fabulous walks on high green hills covered within enchanting forest with daily views of Annapurna Himalaya, as walk leads to high hills at Pun Hill for fantastic panorama of world highest peaks from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna to Manaslu range of mountains with array of lesser peaks.

Adventure continues within rolling hills and ridge past traditional farm villages towards our next major destination to Annapurna Base Camp at 4,130 m high within picturesque Sanctuary enclosed within array of peaks.

Starting our great adventure Annapurna Base Camp-Pun Hill Trekking taking a short drive from beautiful Pokhara one of the leading tourist destination in all Himalaya, a fascinating place where most of the treks and other adventure begins and ends on this scenic city at Pokhara blesses with natural beauty and wonders of mountains and lakes.

As walk proceeds towards high hills into remote farm village and dense woodland of tall rhododendron trees, an amazing place regarded as worlds largest natural garden, in spring time the hills will be lively with various blooming wild flowers.

At Ghorepani enjoy hike to Pun Hill with stunning sunrise views over chain of Himalayan peaks and then heading towards main highlight to Annapurna base camp and scenic sanctuary, where walk leads further north east from Pun Hill past large Gurung village of Chomrong and then following the raging Modi River right up to its glacial source at base camp.

Trekking with grand views of landscapes and snow peaks to reach a wide plateau at Annapurna Sanctuary and base camp with mind-blowing panorama of massive Annapurna Himalaya in the comfort of nice cozy lodge, and then heading back to Pokhara on an alternative route with opportunity to soak into magnificent views of green rolling hills and mountain and observing local colorful culture of great interest.

Finally our adventure concludes at Pokhara for drive back to Kathmandu with overwhelming experience of a lifetime adventure on Annapurna Base Camp and Pun Hill trekking with super service of Explorer Adventure staff and guides

Trip Highlights

  • Stunning sunrise over 360 wide angle panorama of worlds highest mountains from Pun Hill
  • Within worlds largest natural rhododendron garden and other wild flowers around Ghorepani
  • Daily views of Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Machapuchare Himal the Fish Tail peak
  • Exploring local Gurung and Pun-Magar traditional farm villages in the country of famous Gorkha
  • Adventure walks within heart of world tenth highest Mt. Annapurna and within scenic Sanctuary
  • Beginning and ending at picturesque Pokhara blessed with natural beauty of mountains and lakes

Itinerary

  • 1 Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotels.On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuwan International Airport where you will be warmly received by our guide and staff and then transfer you to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu city. First check into your hotel rooms on getting refreshed from the flight and with Jet-Lag, then join with other members of Annapurna Base Camp - Pun Hill trekking for group briefing, where our expert guides will inform regarding your stay in Nepal, hotels, trekking, local lodge and overland drives with do’s and don’ts information, evening welcome group dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with Folk cultural programs to entertain you during your meals.
  • 2 Day 2: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour around world heritage sites.Morning after breakfast leave the hotel for exciting guided sightseeing around Kathmandu where our city guide will lead you to places of interest, Kathmandu a metropolitan city still retains its ancient heritage and varied ancient culture where you will visit world heritage sites around Kathmandu for half day or full day. After an interesting and wonderful tour of ancient historical and religious sites around Kathmandu, with afternoon free preparation for next day journey to Nepal Mid West at Pokhara.
  • 3 Day 3: Drive / Fly to Pokhara 860m (220 k.m distance) of 06 hrs journey (30 min by air).Morning taking an exciting drive to scenic Pokhara, which leads you on Nepal’s busy highway with grand views of peaks and landscapes, as drive leads past many towns and farm villages then reaching at Pokhara after 5-6 hrs of interesting overland journey where hotels located by the serene Phewa lake side Pokhara, blessed with natural beauty located on the laps of massive Annapurna Himalaya includes magnificent Machapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’, due to its twin summits, a virgin unclimbed peaks of Himalaya. Besides mountains and rolling green hills treasures calm lakes of Phewa and Begnas where most of the good hotels and international standard restaurants located by the Phewa Lake. (For flying options of 30 mins flights to Pokhara 30 minutes from Kathmandu)
  • 4 Day 4: Drive past Bhirethati and start trek to Ulleri village 1,720 via Tirkhedhunga 1,545 m - 03 hrs drive and 04 hrs walks.After a nice and pleasant stop in Pokhara with excellent views of Annapurna Himalaya with majestic Machapuchare Himal, having breakfast an exciting drive leads you for few hours beyond Pokhara valley to reach our starting point of Annapurna Pun Hill Panorama trekking. Drive leads past Pokhara valley outskirt with marvelous scenery of Annapurna peaks and farm lands and then reaching much warmer areas of Nayapul town by the road side of Pokhara and Beni highway. From here following Modi River to a nice and lovely village at Bhirethati and beyond to begin our first day walks through farm villages with uphill on stone paved steps to reach at Tirkhedhunga With short rest at Tirkhedhunga, walks continue with a climb on nice stone paved steps leading up to Ulleri village for overnight stop within Gurung and Magar tribe village with views of Annapurna peaks.
  • 5 Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani 2,840 m - 04 hrs.From Ulleri short walk today of few hours leading to a gradual and slow climb entering into cool shade of forest full of rhododendron-magnolia-oaks and pines trees as walk progress reaching top of Ghorepani village also called at Deurali. Here the temperature gets cooler being close to the mountains with an altitude of above 2,840 m high surrounded by rhododendron forest with fabulous views of Dhaulagiri Himalaya with Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Nilgiris against blue colored houses of Ghorepani, populated by famous hill tribe known as Pun Magar.
  • 6 Day 6: Morning Hike to Pun Hill 3,210 m and trek to Tadapani 2,700 m - 05 hrs.Early morning hike up to Pun Hill for stunning sunrise panorama over array of Himalayan peaks of more than 360° wide angle views from Dhaulagiri-Nilgiris-Vara Shikar (Annapurna Fang), Annapurna range of peaks with majestic Machapuchare extends towards Lamjung Himal and Manaslu towards eastern horizon, after a wonderful moment head back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue walk within rhododendron forest where climb leads you another Deurali offering views of snow capped peaks. Slowly walk leads downhill to another Bhanthati a small settlement located in a gorge then short descends with an hour climb up to Tadapani for overnight stop. Tadapani with views of Annapurna South-Huinchuli, Machapuchare and Annapurna II, Tadapani located within forest surrounding.
  • 7 Day 7: Trek to Chomrong 1,951m- 06 hrs.Trek from Tadapani on downhill most of the way near to Kimrong Khola valley and past Gurjung village catching grand views of Annapurna peaks, as our route leads into forest of oaks and rhododendron with occasional view of the Annapurna. Walking on pleasant trail to Kimrong khola and then on uphill for few hours, once reaching at the top of the ridge the walk is fairly easy all the way to village of Chomrong the last village and the gateway towards Annapurna base camp and scenic sanctuary.
  • 8 Day 8: Trek to Dovan 2,130m via Bamboo 2,050 m -06 hrs.From Chomrong our route leads past terraced farms then descend to Chomrong River, after crossing a bridge climb all the way for an hour or more to reach at Sinuwa Danda and a small village after this scenic spot on winding path into dense woodland with downhill for an hour to reach at a place called Bamboo, a small settlement with lodges in the middle of bamboo, rhododendron and oaks forest. After a brief stop an hour walk on gradual up brings you to overnight halt at Dovan, an isolated spot with few lodges, located in the midst of a forest near raging Modi River.
  • 9 Day 9: Trek to Machapuchare Base Camp 3,720m via Deurali 3,350 m - 6 hrs.After Dovan, walk leads into cool forest with slow and gradual up following Modi River upstream, the trail continues with few ups and down to reach at Himalaya Hotel near huge Hinko cave, situated at beneath Hiunchuli peak. Himalaya Hotel is a small place with 2-3 lodges. Continue walk with downhill and then up to Deurali the last tea-house and lodge before Machapuchare Base Camp. From Deurali where green vegetation and tree lines disappears for short alpine shrubs and bushes, as walk leads up to follow raging Modi River upstream, the track is quite pleasant with few strenuous climb for an hour in between and then reaching at Machapuchare Base Camp for overnight stop. Machapuchare base camp houses about five good lodges located beneath north face of Machapuchare Himal the Fish Tail peak.
  • 10 Day 10: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp 4,130 m- 03 hrs.Today's heading to our main destination and highlight of the adventure as morning with short day walk leads you in the heart of the Sanctuary at Annapurna Base Camp, walk follows uphill for few hours, on grassy path, and then on pleasant path with magnificent view of snow peaks that surrounds you with massive Annapurna I, a great wall of a mountain slowly walk ends at Annapurna Base Camp the one and only place in all Himalaya with nice cozy Lodges at base camp, offering superb panorama.
  • 11 Day 11: Trek to Bamboo 2,050 m - 06 hrs.After a wonderful time in complete tranquility within giant mountains and in serene wilderness our return journey leads back to lush green vegetation, as walk leads downhill with few ups to reach at Bamboo small settlement for overnight.
  • 12 Day 12: Trek to Jhinu village 1,775 m - 06 hrs.Morning walk leaving behind Modi River and Bamboo areas with short ups and then on winding path into deep woodland to reach at Sinuwa danda with few houses and lodge, from here downhill to Chomrong River with climb to Chomrong village for possible lunch stop. From Chomrong a short climb and then descend on nice paved stone steps to reach at Jhinu village located on a high ridge and hill with super views of rolling hills and peaks, here with time to enjoy its hot natural spring which is 25 minutes walk downhill from the village by the bank of Modi River.
  • 13 Day 13: Trek to Tolka 1,640 m via Landruk villages 1,460 m - 05 hrs.Catching views of Annapurna peaks, morning walk leads on pleasant trail into cool shade of woodland with downhill to reach at New Bridge, and then crossing a long suspension bridge with nice moderate walks and then a short climb up to large Landruk village. After a refreshing break carry on trekking where walks gets gentle on winding trail with short uphill to reach at Tolka for overnight stop with views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli peaks.
  • 14 Day 14: Trek to Dhampus 1,530 m (04 hrs) then drive back to Pokhara 860 m - 01 hr.Our last day walk leads through farm fields and small villages of Bheda Kharka on gradual winding path and then a climb for an hour to Pritam Deurali hill top with views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri facing dramatic scenery of landscapes and then ending our final trek with downhill to Potana and then reaching at Dhampus village, a scenic spot situated on a high ridge offering panorama of snow capped mountain range, from here our walks concludes with a short drive back to picturesque Pokhara by the Phewa lake side.
  • 15 Day 15: Drive or fly to Kathmandu and then transfer to your hotels.Morning transfer either car-coach or tourist bus (as per the size of the group), for drive back to Kathmandu with scenic views of mountains, green scenery of hills and farm fields within nice villages and towns as drive brings you back at hustle and bustle city life of Kathmandu. On reaching Kathmandu transfer to your respective hotels with time for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
  • 16 Day 16: Depart for international flight home ward bound or to respective countries.Your last memorable day in Nepal after a wonderful experience on Annapurna Base Camp and Pun Hill trekking with great service of Explorer Adventure, and as per your international flight then transfer to Kathmandu international airport for homeward bound or to your respective destinations.

Cost Includes:

    • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
    • Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B.
    • Two night Hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing  Basis with B.B
    • full board during the trek like Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System
    • Tea house/lodge accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis 
    • Half Day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary.
    • Government license holder guide 
    • Salary, food, accommodation and insurance for guide and porters
    • Duffel bag for packing your things for the trek 
    • Trekking Map
    • Hire sleeping bag and down jacket for the trekking.,
    • Transportation from Kathmandu to pokhara to Kathmandu Tourist Bus 
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP) Entry  Permit.
    • Government taxes and official expense
    • Welcome Dinner

Cost Excludes:

    • Domestic flight KTM  Pokhara KTM 
    • Nepal entry visa personal travel and medical insurance
    • Expenses of personal nature and as well  gratitude (tips) for your Guide and potters 
    • Emergency  evacuation by any means of transport including Helicopter and personal medical kit. 
    • Lunch and Dinner whilst in Kathmandu
    •  Lunch and dinner whilst in pokhara  

     

Our itineraries of any trips are based on our leading experience in the Himalayas. But, we also organize the trips according to your special requests or your personally given itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for your questions and queries.

INSURANCE POLICY:

Traveling to Himalayan countries specially on treks and other adventure with Nepal-Bhutan and Tibet, where clients should purchase travel and medical insurance covering immediate evacuation by any means of transportations, like helicopter or fastest way vehicle to reach nearest city and town hospitals.

Insurance Policy should cover all medical expenses incurred during your holidays in Himalayan countries, including travel insurance where sometimes Himalayan weather even in best times can be unpredictable, where trekking routes can be re-routed of cancelled in this case local company will not entertain you with refund, however provides you with letter so that one can claim from your respective insurance companies.

Insurance policy for Medical and Travel:

Should cover medical insurance for illness and emergency evacuation by Helicopter or other means of transportations including other expenses on treatment at respective countries hospitals, as for travel insurance against bad unfavorable weather conditions, delay or cancellation of domestic flights on mountainous area where flight involves on the start of trek and at the end.

Travel and Medical Insurance also needs to cover when clients break the journey in the middle of the trip, due to sickness-personal domestic problem etc………

Guide and Porters: 

On treks or climb where you will be accompanied by our expert guide who knows the area on route of the trek chosen, we have professional and veteran guides to led the trek where you can feel comfortable, as our guide are knowledgeable offers you various information of the country from history-geography, culture to flora and fauna.

All guides have gone through basic medical training that includes high altitude symptoms or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) can help you with simple medical First Aid and for severe condition will support taking you to safe area or to nearest hospitals by any means of quick transportation.

Our guides are well versed in Eco-Trekking and Responsible Tourism as well and are committed in keeping the environment on trekking route in pristine form as it was.

Porters are picked can be regular porter of the company of hired in Kathmandu-Pokhara or in Lukla on start of the trekking, with always a strong and cheerful porters to carry your heavier luggage, baggage of 15 to 25 kg maximum weights to carry by each porters, we do not allow underage porters of below 16 years of age or above 50 years.

Porters and guide are well looked after by the company with good wages, medical insurance, travel allowance including meals on treks and climb company also provides warm gear in winter as well for high and cold altitude trips.

We are also member of PACT (Porters Act commitment).  

Altitude Sickness or AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness):
  Information of AMS and Precaution Measures:

High Altitude or Acute Mountain Sickness for short as AMS a symptom faced and can catch any people on high altitude adventure walks.

Due to high pressure and low oxygen level as certain height where some people feel uneasiness with shortness of breathiness, light headache, nausea, dizziness, lack of good sleep and with less appetite.

To avoid these whole symptoms where we always designed itinerary days accordingly with enough space, flexible days for acclimatization at high elevation, taking short walks up and sleeping and resting at low places.

The other good way to avoid AMS taking slow and steady pace on walks, stopping frequently to catch your breath and adding lot of fluid or safe drinking water at least 2-3 liters a day to support against AMS.

On high altitude take enough rest and with short slow hike above high hills to catch views as well to support acclimatization and sleeping and resting at low altitude will certainly helps you in avoiding AMS.

The company provides as precaution measures against AMS with comprehensive medical kit, oxygen and Gamma Bags / Pressure Bags in some high altitude adventure treks, where some people as per their own doctor advice use Diamox also known as Acetazolamide to prevent and reduce symptoms of AMS can lower headache when in high altitude walks and climb

Useful in situations when you cannot make high ascent, the best ways to prevent altitude sickness doing it slowly, stopping for overnights at certain altitude to adjust to the new height, and taking it easy for first one or two 2 days.

This Diamox also used for other medications to treat certain type of eye problem (open-angle glaucoma). 

Acetazolamide a "water pill" (diuretic), it decrease amount of fluids that can build up in eyes, also helps to decrease buildup of body fluids (edema) caused by congestive heart failure or certain medications. Acetazolamide can work less well over time, so it is usually used only for a short period of time.

Using this pill should get advice from your doctor before trip departure to high Himalaya.

In our list we always mention general medication to bring from home as well from your doctor advice also, your doctor might recommend you some basic medication list like medicine against diarrhea, headache, fever, cold-flu as well constipation including first aid for cuts-wounds and burns as well.

Equipments List
  • Down Jacket
  • Scarf
  • Shorts or Skirt (for ladies)
  • Sun hat
  • Sun Screen Cream
  • Sunglasses
  • T-shirt
  • Track Suit Bottoms
  • Trekking pole
  • Ultra Fleece Trousers
  • Warm Gloves a pair
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproofs trouser
  • Waterproofs Jacket
  • Well fitting, comfortable boots
  • Wind Proof Jacket & Trouser a set each

 

Depature Dates

Start Date End Date AVAILABILITY Price Book
08 December, 2019 23 December, 2019 Guaranteed US $1050
15 December, 2019 30 December, 2019 Guaranteed US $1050
22 December, 2019 06 January, 2020 Guaranteed US $1050
  • Cost start from US $1050
  • Trip Duration 16 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip Style Trekking
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