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Annapurna Base Camp Via Poon Hill Trekking 15 Days

Highlights
  • Trekking expedition to the foot of the world’s 10th-highest mountain, Mt. Annapurna [8,091 meters/ 26,545 feet]
  • Two base camp adventures in a single itinerary: Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchare Base Camp
  • Trek to the most popular vantage point of the Annapurna route, Poon Hill [3,210 meters/ 10,531 feet]
  • Sightseeing of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites at Kathmandu
  • Traversing across the Annapurna Conservation Area (est 1985) and exploring its rich biodiversity of flora and fauna
  • Mesmerizing views of the Himalayan peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machhapuchare, Hiunchuli, Tukuche and other adjacent peaks
  • One night at the tourist hub of Nepal, Pokhara, the ‘city of lakes’
  • Immense cultural experience traversing across the charming Magar, Gurung, and Thakali settlements

   Adventure covering the best scenic areas of Annapurna Himalayas’

Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trek is a classical trekking route in the second most popular trekking destination in this Himalayan country. This extensive classical exploration takes you on an epic adventure to explore the base region of the mesmerizing 10th-highest snow-clad figurine in the world, Mt. Annapurna [8,091 meters/ 26,545 feet]. Furthermore, in the same itinerary, you will also trek to the most popular viewpoint in the Annapurna region, Poon Hill [3,210 meters/ 10,531 feet], which is known for the breathtaking views of north-eastern Himalayan peaks.

Ideal for both a trekking beginner or an experienced veteran looking forward to building up the Himalayan prospects, this classical trekking route takes you across the protected regions of the Annapurna Conservation Area (est 1985), enthralling diverse landscapes, and culturally immersive and insightful trekking route. This is also a wonderful opportunity to explore two of the most popular base camps in the Annapurna region, Annapurna Base Camp [4,130 meters/ 13,549 feet] and Machhapuchare Base Camp [3,720 meters/ 12,204 feet], in a single itinerary.

Best Time for 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trekking 

Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking 9 Days

Poon Hill and the Annapurna Base Camp is an exhilarating trekking experience that can be done throughout every month of the year. However, the peak seasons, like spring (March, April, and May) and autumn (September, October and November), are considered to be ideal periods for the most immersive exploration experience.

Even in the competition of the peak seasons, autumn takes the trophy home and is considered best season for Himalayan trekking and mountain expeditions. The temperature of the Annapurna base camp in Nepal spikes as high as 31°C during the month of September and can drop as low as -7°C by later November as the winter closes in. This season is known for its unobstructed mesmerizing views of the Himalayan massif, fresh monsoon-rain-washed landscapes, unique shades of the fall season, and low precipitation, which are perfect for outdoor adventures.

Similarly, the spring season packs the most stunning landscapes among all other seasons. Known as the blooming seasons, the enthralling lush natural trails decorated with rhododendrons and wildflowers add magic to your trekking experience.

Likely, the mesmerizing views of Himalayan vistas across the brimming landscapes, clear-warm days, birdlife and wildlife exploration, and cultural prospects make trekking in this season a wonderful experience. The temperature of the base camp region generally hovers around 1°C to 31°C in this season. So, you will be able to enjoy a comfortable trekking experience even at high altitude points in your Poon Hill and the Annapurna Base Camp.

    Is This Trek Suitable for You?

    Annapurna Base Camp Trekking 12 Days

    This classical trekking adventure, which explores the north-central prospect of the Himalayas, is a suitable adventure for you, even if you are completely newbie to high-altitude trekking. If you are reasonably fit and have a good health condition, then overcoming the mild hurdles of this adventure won’t be much of a big deal for you.

    This 15 Days Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trek has a success rate of 100%, and in the trekking history, this exploration has been easily completed by children under the age of ten and elderly trekkers above seventy. Poon Hill Annapurna Base Camp Trek in Nepal explores the magnificence of the second most popular trekking Himalayan region at a slow pace, providing you enough time to adapt to the new altitudes.

    So, as this is a fully guided trekking adventure, you won’t have to worry about not having any prior experience. Your guide and crew will lead you properly, offering helpful insights and taking care of every detail so you have a memorable experience.

    Itinerary

    On your arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), you will be received by our representative at the airport terminal with a visible banner. From there, you will be transferred to a star hotel at the heart of Kathmandu, and our representative will alos provide you assistance with your luggage and the check-in procedures.

    You can get refreshed and go on some sightseeing exploration of the nearby highlights in this vibrant capital city. In the evening, you will visit our office, and your trek guide will provide you with all the details of your overall expedition. Then, after dinner, you will rest at your respective, preparing for the exciting adventure starting tomorrow.

      Today, after breakfast, you will explore some of the most popular and important cultural sites of the Kathmandu Valley. This charming capital city houses 7 of the 10 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Nepal; it is impossible to explore all in a single day; you will only visit a few.

      We will make the arrangements for all the necessary paperwork for the Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trek on this day. If you have yet to finish your shopping, you can buy clothes and equipment for the trek on this day in Kathmandu.

        Elevation Gain: 670 meters/ 2,198 feet

        Flight Duration: 30 minutes

        Drive Duration: 2 hours

        Trek Duration: 3- 4 hours

        It is an exhilarating day’s adventure in your Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill; your adventure will start early on this day. You will enjoy a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara over lush valleys, high hills, and soaring rivers, enjoying the bird-eye views of the Himalayas. After landing in Pokhara, you will take a short break and make preparations for the remaining part of the adventure on this day. An exciting drive from this city of lakes across beautiful settlements like Naundanda, Lumle, Kanre, Nayapul, and Birethanti will take you to Hille.

        From here, you will trek across the lush rhododendron forest, enjoying the breathtaking views of the Himalayan massifs. You will ascend on the steep series of stone steps (over 3,500 steps) perched on the hills to reach the Ulleri Village. Enjoying the first glimpse of the Annapurna massifs, you will rest tonight at this high-altitude Magar settlement.

          Elevation Gain: 815 meters/ 2,673 feet

          Trek Duration: 6 hours

          This day’s trekking adventure will take you to the base village of the famous vantage point in the Annapurna region, Poon Hill. Leaving the Magar village behind, you will traverse across the fascinating terraced farmlands and dense oak and rhododendron forests, enjoying the most spectacular views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs.

          Ghorepani is mostly populated by the Magar and Poon ethnic communities; this popular base village in the Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trekking was a watering hole for mules and horses in the ancient trading route. There are plenty of teahouses and lodges available in this charming village; you will rest tonight at one of the finest teahouses in Ghorepani.

            Elevation Gain: 325 meters/ 1,066 feet

            Trek Duration: 6 hours

            It’s time to conquer the famous vantage point of the Annapurna region; you will start your hike early in the morning to catch the epic sunrise views from Poon Hill. It will take you about 45 minutes to reach this vantage point from Ghorepani; from top Poon Hill, you will be able to enjoy the panoramic views of the Himalayan peak like Dhalaugiri I, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli and other adjacent peaks.

            After relishing the magical ambiance of the Himalayas from this vantage point, you will trek down to Ghorepani for breakfast and prepare for the second part of this day’s adventure. From Ghorepani, you will follow the gradually descending trail across the lush oak and rhododendron forests, trekking past the Deruali and Banthanti. During the last stretch of this day’s adventure, you will follow the ascending route from Bhurung Khola through the steep forested area to reach Tadapani, your resting destination tonight.

              Elevation Loss: 689 meters/ 2,260 feet

              Trek Duration: 6 hours

              Moving further in your trekking route, after breakfast, you will leave Tadapnai behind and descend through the lush rhododendron and oak forests. Your descending trail will take you to the riverbed of the Kimrong Khola, which is the tributary river of the Modi Khola. After taking a break here, you will continue your trek past the Gurjung Village and move along the steep section until you arrive at the ridge. From here, a gradual descent will bring you to the beautiful Gurung village of Chomrong.

              You will be able to enjoy the incredible views of the Annapurna South and Machhapuchare from the Chomrong Village located on the lap of the Annapurna massif.

                Elevation Gain: 179 meters/ 587 feet

                Trek Duration: 6 hours

                On this day’s exciting trekking adventure, after breakfast, you will make your descent to the Chomrong Khola across the scenic forested trail. Moving further wth your charming trekking route, you will cross a suspension bridge and head toward the Sinuwa Danda. Then, you will again traverse across the rhododendron tree forested trails to reach Kuldighar [2,380 meters/ 7808 feet], which is the Annapurna Conservation Area checkpoint.

                From here, you will descend on the stony slopes to reach Bamboo; following the charming forested trail, you will then cross several wooden bridges to reach Dovan. You will rest here tonight, enjoying the stunning views of Machhapuchare and Annapurna massif.

                  Elevation Gain: 1,590 meters/ 5,216 feet

                  Trek Duration: 6 hours

                  Today’s trekking adventure will take you to one of the major highlights of the Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trek. After breakfast, you will leave Dovan behind and move toward the Himalaya Hotel [2,920 meters/ 9,580 feet] during the first leg. From here, you will follow the narrow gorge alongside the Modi Khola to reach Hinku Cave, and a short ascending trail from here will take you to the flat surface of Deurali.

                  Then, you will continue your trek alongside the river bed before making your ascend on the mountainside and trek past the avalanche-prone area of the Hiunchuli Peak. Moving further in your ascending trekking trail that stretches past Bagar, you will reach Macchapuchare Base Camp. The vantage of this base camp will reward you with stunning views of Machhapuchare, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, Annapurna I and II, Gangapurna, and other surrounding peaks.

                    Elevation Gain: 410 meters/ 1,345 feet

                    Trek Duration: 4 hours

                    On this day’s trekking adventure, you will finally explore the main objective of this expedition. Moving across the scenic alpine landscapes, snow boulders, and glacial streams, you will enter the Annapurna Sanctuary, where the trail widens. Then, you will follow the gradually ascending trail that leads you to the Annapurna Base Camp, which is situated in the valley surrounded by the grand glacier and the Annapurna massif.

                    From the base camp, you will be able to enjoy the stunning views of the Himalayan peaks like Annapurna massif, Himchuli, Gangapurna, Khansari Kang, and other adjacent peaks. Enjoying the magical vibrance of the Himalayan region, you will rest here tonight, surrounded by sparkling snow-clad figurines.

                      Elevation Loss: 2,080 meters/ 6,824 feet

                      Trek Duration: 6 hours

                      After conquering the foothills of the tenth-highest mountain in the world, you will commence your return journey from this day onward. Retracing your steps across the Machhapuchare Base Camp and Dovan, you will follow the trail that leads you out of the Modi River Valley and Annapurna Sanctuary. As you enter the lower altitude and lush treeline section, you will enjoy a comfortable and scenic trekking experience before arriving at Bamboo, your resting destination tonight.

                        Elevation Loss: 350 meters/ 1,148 feet

                        Trek Duration: 6 hours

                        Enjoying the breathtaking views of the Machhapuchare, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South, you will start this day’s adventure following a steep section that will lead you to Sinuwa Village. The path further ahead from the Sinuwa Village then descends to Chomrong Khola; moving further in this day’s trekking adventure on stony steps, you will make your ascend to the Chomrong Village. Then, traversing across the scenic rhododendron and oaks forest, you will make your descend to Jhinu Danda, which is famous for the natural hot spring.

                        Bamboo to Jhinu Danda is one of the most popular and beloved trekking routes in the Annapurna region. This day’s trek offers an amazing experience traversing across the lush terrains and cascading rivers, enjoying the incredible views of the Himalayan peaks, and ending the adventure with a relaxing dip in the natural hot spring.

                          Elevation Gain: 1,530 meters/ 5,019 feet

                          Trek Duration: 6 hours

                          Moving further ahead with your Himlayana exploration, on this day’s trekking adventure, you will make your descent down to Nayapul (New Bridge). Then, after crossing the Modi Khola, you will ascend to the large settlement of Magar and Gurung communities, Landruk Village. Continuing with your exciting trekking adventure with rewarding views of the Annapurna massif and Dhaulagiri, you will trek past the charming settlements of Tolka, Bhedikharka, and Deurali to reach Potana.

                          From the rest point of this day’s adventure, you will be able to witness the up close incredible beauty of the Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Machhapuchare, and Pokhara Valley.

                            Elevation Gain: 160 meters/ 524 feet

                            Trek Duration: 2-3 hours

                            Drive Duration: 2-3 hours

                            This is the last day’s trekking adventure in your Annapurna Base Camp with Poon Hill Trek expedition. After breakfast, you will make a short ascend to the Australian Camp during the first leg; the stunning views of Manalsu and Annapurna massif will greet you after this short hike up.

                            Then, from here, you will make your descent to the Kande Village on the well-laid stone path. After arriving at the village, you will take a short break and board a comfortable vehicle for a drive back to Pokhara. Enjoying the scenic beauty of the lush landscapes and mesmerizing Himalayas, you will drive past the charming settlement to reach Pokhara. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel; after getting some rest, you can do some sightseeing around this popular tourist hub of the country.

                              Elevation Gain: 540 meters/ 1,771 feet

                              Drive Duration: 6-7 hours

                              Flight Duration: 30 minutes

                              It is time to wrap up your iconic Himalayan adventure; after breakfast, you will either drive back to Kathmandu or take an early morning flight. You will traverse across the lush hills, soaring Trishuli and Marsyangdhi Rivers, and vibrant settlements to reach the capital city.

                              After you reach Kathmandu, we will transfer you to your respective hotel, and it is a leisure day for the reaming part. You can use the remaining part of the day to explore the nearby highlights of this bustling capital city or shop for souvenirs. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

                                This is the final day of your Himalayan exploration; today, our representative will receive you at your hotel and proceed with drop off at the airport according to your flight time. It is recommended that you should reach the airport at least 3 hours prior to your schedule, so make sure to make the arrangements accordingly.

                                Thank you for trekking with Explorer Adventure. Have a safe trip!

                                  Route Map

                                  Annapurna Base Camp Via Poon Hill Trekking 15 Days map
                                  What's Included
                                  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
                                  • Three night hotel in Kathmandu on twin sharing basis with B.B.
                                  • One night Hotel in Pokhara on twin sharing  Basis with B.B
                                  • 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 
                                  • flight from Kathamndu to pokhara and tourist Bus from pokhara to KTM (OPNTION flight or drive )
                                  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project ( ACAP) Entry  Permit.
                                  • Government taxes and official expense
                                  What's not Included
                                  • All food pay your self  during the trek  
                                  • Flight to Kathmandu, Nepal
                                  • Tips for porters ($70-100) and guides ($80-100)
                                  • Nepal Visa ($50)
                                  • Insurance (must include emergency evacuation by helicopter, check worldnomads.com
                                  • Food and drinks ($20-30per day)
                                  • In some places: hot water, wifi, battery charging - $2-5
                                  • Drinking water, price depends on altitude (linear regression)

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                                  Difficulty Level and Difficulty Factors

                                  15 Days Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trekking is considered to be one of the easiest Himalayan expeditions, even among the mainstream trekking routes. Even if you are a complete beginner in the Himalayan trekking, with enough determination and prep time, you will be able to enjoy this classical adventure easily.

                                  The difficulty of this exhilarating exploration of the base of the tenth-highest mountain in the world is at a ‘moderate’ level. You won’t need any technical skills or need to have previous high altitude trekking experience to do this trek. However, Poon Hill Annapurna Base Camp Trekis still a high-altitude adventure, so you shouldn’t underestimate its challenges. Here are some of the hurdles that you will have to overcome while doing Annapurna Base Camp with Poon Hill Trekking.

                                  Elevation Annapurna Base Camp

                                  Although the elevation gain in this Himalayan adventure is mild compared to other remote and high-altitude explorations, the elevation Annapurna Base Camp is still high. Starting your trekking adventure from Ulleri (2,070 meters), you will move along the high elevation points of this adventure like Ghorepani Village (2,885 meters), Poon Hill (3,210 meters), Machhapuchare Base Camp (3,720 meters), and the highest elevation point, Annapurna Base Camp (4,130 meters).

                                  So, due to the high altitude nature of Annapurna Base Camp Poon Hill Trekking adventure, there is the risk of altitude sickness. You need to train efficiently, stay hydrated, eat a balanced-diet, get enough rest, and stay hydrated to overcome this hurdle of your trek.

                                  Trekking Distance

                                  During your Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trekking, you will cover a total trekking distance of 115 km. Thus, during your trekking days, you will walk for about 6 hours on average during the trekking days of your adventure.

                                  Furthermore, the steep section, high altitudes, and rugged trails add even more challenges to your trek. You will also be trekking at the rising altitude carrying your backpack if you haven’t put much effort into your preparation; the long hours of trekking can be physically exhausting.

                                  Weather

                                  Undoubtedly, Poon Hill and the Annapurna Base Camp Poon Hill Trek in Nepal is a remarkable trekking experience; however, the unpredictable weather factors do contribute to its overall difficulty level. Although the peak seasons are considered to be the most ideal seasons with the perfect climatic conditions for this trek, the high-altitude Himalayan climatic conditions can be unpredictable at times.

                                  It's even more challenging during the off-seasons like winter (December-February) and monsoon (June-August). Winter covers the trekking trail with snow, and even the day temperature of the region can be freezing.

                                  As for the monsoon, slippery-muddy trails, unpredictable weather, risks of landslides, and flooding make the trekking experience even more complicated. So, if you are a beginner, you should pick a pleasant month for the trek and prepare yourself for unpredictable climatic conditions at the high altitudes.

                                  Remoteness

                                  Although the Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trek takes place in the mainstream trekking region of the country, it is still a remote exploration. This classical route in the Himalayas explores the remote and secluded parts of the region that are not as developed as the urban civilizations.

                                  So, expecting grand services and amenities like a star hotel/restaurant during this expedition is futile. The technological, transportation, and infrastructural developments in the region are pretty much limited to the lower regions. So, you have to mentally prepare yourself and visualize your journey lowering the bars rather than getting disappointed later.

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                                  Training and Preparation for Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill

                                  An adequate amount of preparation for the trek can help you to reduce the difficulty level of hurdles of this trek significantly. This way, not only will you have a comfortable experience during each day of your Annapurna Base Camp Trek via Poon Hill exploration, but you will also be able to truly relish your adventure.

                                  If you are into sports or you have a habit of working out routinely, you might not need to put in a lot of hours during your training part. It is the exact opposite if you are a complete beginner and don’t have a habit of working out; you will need to put in some extra hours so that your body will get used to physical activities.

                                  The minimum recommended period for this trekking adventure is about 4-6 weeks; you can do your own physical assessment to determine the training program and period more effectively. Practice hikes, stair climbing, and strength and endurance training are some of the efficient exercises for your preparation. You can also include the following exercise in your preparation to boost your overall stats.

                                  Strength and Endurance: Plank, push up, pull up, deadlift, bicep curl, overhead press, bench press, bicep curl, leg press, lunges, glute bridge, etc

                                  Cardiovascular: Dancing, cycling, jumping rope, swimming, jumping jack, burpees, jogging, etc

                                  Food, Accommodation and Drinking Water

                                  In this Annapurna Base Camp via Poon Hill Trek, you will spend 10 nights in the teahouses/lodges along your trekking route, 3 nights at a hotel in Kathmandu, and 1 in Pokhara.

                                  During your stay at the star hotels, you will receive all the modern amenities and services. As you move along with your trekking route, you will stay at the teahouses/lodges run by the locals of the region. Still, Annapurna is a mainstream trekking region in the country, and you will be able to enjoy all the modern facilities in the lower regions.

                                  For accommodation at the teahouses, you will rest in well-furnished rooms with attached bathrooms at the lower trails. Your standard package will get you dormitory-styled rooms with two or three adjacent beds. If you want to enjoy a luxurious experience, you can also buy custom-tailored and luxurious trekking packages.

                                  Food

                                  You will need to eat a balanced-diet to keep up with every day's exploration in the rising altitude. Balanced diet and an adequate amount of rest are the best preventive measures for altitude sickness in high-altitude adventures. One of the best things about the teahouse trekking adventures in Nepal is that you will be able to enjoy locally sourced healthy and nutritious meals during each day of your adventure.

                                  As this is a popular and beloved Himalayan trekking destination, the food menus are pretty extensive, and you can enjoy a variety of regional dishes, including other Asian and Western cuisines. Here are some food menus you can expect during your exploration route of the Annapurna Base Camp Poon Hill Trek.

                                  Breakfast: Tea, coffee, fresh juice, eggs, bread, toast, jam, butter, honey, Tibetan bread, muesli, oats, pancake, pudding, paratha, chapati, etc

                                  Lunch and Dinner: Dal bhat tarkari (lentil soup, steamed rice, vegetables, and pickles), dhindo, gundruk, Thakali set, momo, chowmein, shyakpa, thukpa, tingmo, rildok, pasta, pizza, spaghetti, sandwich, steak, fries etc

                                  Drinking Water

                                  You are recommended to drink at least 3-4 liters of water for a comfortable trekking experience and to prevent altitude sickness. As the sale of bottled water in the Annapurna region has been banned since 2015 to conserve the environment, you can buy boiled water at the teahouse or drink water from safe drinking stations.

                                  Even though the water from the mountain is considered to be safe and pure, you shouldn’t take any chances. You are recommended to carry reusable water bottles with filters and purification solutions or tablets to make the water safer. If you want to buy boiled and filtered drinkable water at the teahouses, the cost can vary depending on the altitude; in the most general case, it costs US$ 1 to US$ 2 for a pot.

                                  Safety

                                  The safety and well-being of our guests are our utmost priorities. Our itinerary package has been designed by veteran guides and travel experts who have explored this trekking route numerous times. During your trek, you will be guided by a government-licensed guiding expert who has numerous years of experience in this trekking route and is also trained for the high altitude response by the Kathmandu Environment Education Project (KEEP).

                                  During your trek, guides will monitor your physical and mental health and regularly check your oxygen saturation level at high altitudes. Your guide will continuously update your physical location to our head office located in Kathmandu, which is available 24/7.

                                  In case if you get sick, your guides will coordinate with us about whether to transfer you to a nearby health facility or evacuate you from the region via helicopter. We also make the arrangements for oxygen bottles and Portable Altitude Chamber (PAC) in case if its necessary.

                                  Permits and Requirement

                                  You will need two permits to do this iconic Himalayan adventure:

                                  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
                                  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Managemtn System) Card

                                  The cost for an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit is US$ 25 (NPR 3,000) for foreign trekkers and NPR 1,000 for the citizens of the SAARC nations. It is only NPR 100 for the Nepali trekkers.

                                  As for the TIMS Card, it costs US$ 17 (NPR 2,000) for foreign trekkers and NPR 300 for SAARC nationals. Nepali trekkers don’t need a TIMS Card to do this trek. You will be able to get both of these permits from the Nepal Tourism Board’s office located in Kathmandu or from the Tourist Information Centre located in Pokhara.

                                  You wil need to have the following documents and information to get these permits for your trek.

                                  • 2 passport-sized photo
                                  • Copy of your passport
                                  • Date of both the start and end of your trek
                                  • Itinerary and route plan
                                  • Entry and exit points along the route
                                  • Travel insurance detail
                                  • Emergency contact person information

                                  Packing List

                                  Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need too much heavy gear and clothes when it comes to doing a Himalayan expedition in Nepal. Your trekking trail will pass through diverse landscapes and climatic zones; the temperatures in the lower regions are generally warm during the peak seasons and a bit chilly at the higher altitudes.

                                  Although we suggest you to pack light for your Himalayan exploration, you shouldn’t miss out on the essentials. Here are some recommendations that you can cross-reference with your checklist.

                                  Head and Body

                                  • Sun hat, head scarf
                                  • Beanie, woolen hat
                                  • Neck gaiter, muffler
                                  • Tshirt (both half sleeve and full sleeve)
                                  • Inner thermal wear
                                  • Windproof/waterproof light jacket
                                  • Heavy down jacket
                                  • Woolen/ fleece jacket
                                  • Hiking shorts, cotton full pants
                                  • Windproof/ waterproof trousers, heavy woolen trousers
                                  • Undergarments (several pairs)

                                  Foot

                                  • Trekking boots (break in first to check comfort)
                                  • Socks (several with different thickness levels)
                                  • Sports shoes compatible for short excursions
                                  • Crocks/sandals/slippers
                                  • Waterproof gaiter
                                  • Ankle support

                                  Personal Hygiene

                                  • Toothbrush, toothpaste
                                  • Medium-sized face towel
                                  • Quick dry towel, wet wipes, and toilet paper
                                  • Sunscreen (UV protection), body lotion, lip balm
                                  • Soap, shampoo, conditioner
                                  • Foot powder
                                  • Insect repellant
                                  • Deodrant
                                  • Nail clippers, small mirror
                                  • Personal medications
                                  • Small first aid kit

                                  Equipment/ Gear

                                  • Sleep bag
                                  • Duffle bag, backpack
                                  • Packing sack
                                  • Trekking poles
                                  • Binoculars, camera
                                  • Headlamp with a few extra pairs of batteries
                                  • Sunglass
                                  • Power bank, solar charger
                                  • Journal, magazine, pens
                                  • Universal charging cord

                                  Annapurna Base Camp Via Poon Hill Trekking 15 Days FAQs

                                  • This iconic Himalayan adventure in the Annapurna region lasts approximately 13 to 18 days, depending on the route, highlight exploration, and side detours around the region.
                                     

                                  • Due to its moderate difficulty level and less demanding trekking trail than other remote and high-altitude adventures in the Himalayas, this trek is an excellent choice even for beginners. 
                                     

                                  • Due to its lower altitude points and overall moderate trekking route, the Annapurna trek is slightly easier than the Everest Base Camp Trek. 
                                     

                                  • Even if you have a basic level of fitness, you can easily complete this trek. Making an adequate amount of preparation, however, will enhance the overall experience.
                                     

                                  • During your trekking adventure, you will sleep comfortably at the teahouses along the trail. However, if you want to add a camping experience at the base camp, it is also possible. 
                                     

                                  • No, you don’t need Diamox to do this trek. Normally, the trekking packages in Nepal are designed with enough acclimatization days and slow ascends for adapting to the new altitudes even while trekking.
                                     

                                  • Nepal has banned any kind of solo trekking at high altitudes since 1st April 2023. So, you will need to hire a government-licensed trekking guide even if you want to go on solo exploration.
                                     

                                  • Although you will be resting at the teahouses in the trekking route, it is recommended that you carry a four-seasonal sleeping bag to do this trek. 
                                     

                                  • Annapurna trek explores the north-central part of the Himalayas, whereas Everest is located on the eastern side between the Nepal and Tibet border. So, it is not possible to see Everest during the trek in the Annapurna region. 
                                     

                                  • There aren’t any specific age requirements for this trek; anyone who is mentally and physically prepared can do it. In its trekking history, even children under ten and senior trekkers above sixty have successfully done this trek.
                                     

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