ABC Trek Via Poonhill

Mt. Annapurna is the tenth highest mountain, in the world. Annapurna Base Camp trek is one of the popular treks all across the glove. Mt. Annapurna with the elevation of 8,091 meters is the world’s tenth highest mountains. Annapurna Base Camp Trek is one of the most famous trekking considering the fact that it is also the most adventurous trek in the world. Since its first ascent in 1950, approximately 150 people have succeeded touching the tip of the mountains. Yearly, thousands of visitors explore the base camp trek. The trek not only offers you a chance to take in the magnificent views of the great mountains but at the meantime, trekkers get to find out the cultural diversity and amazing biodiversity.

En route to the base camp, you are able to find other gorgeous snow-capped mountains. The Annapurna Massif where the tenth highest mountain Annapurna lies is the home to a thirteen other eight thousandeers and more than fifteen over the height of 7000m. You will pass through Gurung Villages Tadapani, Chhomrung, Dovan while on the way. Their culture is definitely one of a kind, their nature always jolly. When your journey is over, one thing you’ll learn is to dance in the Gurung folk songs. Nepal is naturally a wealthy nation. Rhododendrons, the national flower are the flowers of the mountains. You will definitely make your way through one of those dense Rhododendron forests. The terrain of green fields and trees of variety of fruits are common to be seen in the Annapurna region. So if you are a serious nature lover, this trek is a treat for you.  Some of the major places during the trek are Ghorepani, Poonhill, Jomsom, Muktinath and others. Machhapuchhre Base Camp is on the way to Annapurna Base Camp. Three distinctive mountains Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchre looks striking and stunning from the top of very famous Poonhill. Established in 1985, Annapurna Conservation Area, Nepal’s largest conservation area which covers 7,629 square km is based in the Annapurna range of the Himalayas expanding across five districts of the country. The conservation area is an abode to several endangered flora and fauna. Annapurna Conservation Area is playing a significant role in the promotion and protection of the territories’ nature and culture. While you are here for having fun, the best thing to do is follow instructions where it’s needed the most. There are still restricted places in the region where only groups are allowed. Always be with your guide, he will show you the right way so you avoid delay in your expedition. Annapurna Base Camp Trek leads you 4,210 meters above sea level at the base camp. The Annapurna trails are amazing. Tea houses are almost everywhere where you can relax, have lunch and if necessary stay a night to acclimatize. To trek to the mountains is the best gift one could give him/herself. Often people say, to trek is to live. The mundane lifestyle we live sometimes call for a gift to escape life so it doesn’t escape us.


Travel Plan:-

Day 01:  Arrive in Kathmandu, transfer to Hotel.

Day 02:  Flight or drive to Pokhara by Tourist Bus (820m). 6-7 hours.

Day 03:  Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (2,070m). 6-7 hrs

Day 04:  Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,840m). 5-6 hours

Day 05:  Early morning hike toPoon Hill (3210m), and trek to Chiule (2,100 m). 8-9 hrs

Day 06:  Trek from Chiule to Upper Sinuwa (2,340m) 6-7 hrs.

Day 07: Trek from upper Sinuwa to Deurali (3,230m). 7-8 hrs.

Day 08: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). 5-6 hrs.

Day 09:  Trek from Annapurna Base Camp to Upper Sinuwa (2,340 m). 8-9 hrs.

Day 10:  Trek from Sinuwa to Jhinu dada/ Hot spring (1,400m). 4-5 hrs

Day 11:  Trek to Siwai then drive Back to Pokhara. 6-7 hrs.

Day 12  Fly ( 30 min ) /Drive back to Kathmandu by Tourist bus. 6-7 hrs

Day 13:  Final Departure.


Additional Information:

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Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu.We provides an airport pickup facility on which we will pick you up from Tribhuvan international airport and drop you to hotel. On arrival day we will brief you about trekking and required equipment’s and visit surrounding city as time availability.

Day 02: Flight or drive to Pokhara (820m). 6-7 hours.

It is Kathmandu-Pokhara 30 minutes flight  viewing the fascinating scene. If not, we drive to Pokhara , 204 km from Kathmandu, takes 6-7 hours, viewing beautiful hill scene and rural life. You can visit beautiful pokhara city in evening including beach of fewa lake also well known lake side pokhara. Overnight in pokhara and will strat trekking from next day.

*** our package include tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (2,070m). 6-7 hrs

Real Hiking begin now. Around 7:30 we leave hotel and drive to Nayapul along with your trekking team from Nepal including guide and its take around 1:20 hrs. All trekking group including porter you will reach Hile (1430 m) in easy track and Climb up to Ulleri (2070m). This stoney uphill is little bit uncomfortable since its first day but you will enjoy the nature like waterfalls, farms, traditional villages, typical forests and people surrounding It. Moreover you can enjoy the Annapurna and many more mountain from Ulleri where we will stay this night.

Day 04: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,840m). 5-6 hrs

We will leave this morning to the famous trekking destination Ghorepani. This Trail is slightly uphill through the forest until today’s destination Ghorepani. Although, Hiking in Uphill is little bit challenging, you will forget all pain and will lost in the stunning welcome by White sinning Mountains like Annapurna, nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and many more little peaks. During Hiking you can see lot of birds and animals as its jungle safari. You can also hike to poon Hill if you are not so tired and weather is clear.

Day 05: Early morning hike toPoon Hill (3210m), and trek to Chiule (2,100 m). 8-9 hrs

Poon Hill is famous for beautiful sunrise view and 360 degree mountain range panorama. Without sunrise view from poon hill incomplete tour for every visitor. To catch red baby born sun, wake up early morning and hike to poon Hill in ice cold temperature. Enjoy the golden view of mounatain and return back to Hotel. We will take breakfast and follow another uphill trail for around one hour a descend to river and again take uphill around one hour till you reach Tadapani (2700m). You can go up to Chiule (45 minutes walking distance ) from tadapani or you can spent overnight in Tadapani.

Day 06: Trek from Chiule to Upper Sinuwa (2,340m) 6-7 hrs.

After breakfast we start this day journey with narrow trail steeply downhill to Khumnu River about 395 m behind the Chhomrong, cross the suspension bridge and ascend slightly up to Chomrung. If you wish you can leave behind your less valuable items at hotel here and collect them as we return the same way. Take a lunch and go forward via village until river, cross the suspension bridge and continue the slopes up to the crest of the ridge terracing the gorge and reach to Upper Sinuwa.

Day 07: Trek from upper Sinuwa to Deurali (3,230m). 7-8 hrs.

After breakfast we start a trek to Deurali for 6 to 7 hours. From Sinuwa to Bamboo, the trail passes through the secluded forest where from the top of the forest, the waterfalls shooting off the steep walls of the gorge. After this we reach to Dovan. After one hour 15 minutes, we reach to the place called Himalaya at an elevation of 2,900 m. We trek passing rhododendron and bamboo forests, and reach to Hinku where there is a Hinku cave. The track is narrow and huddles up against the cliffs. After 2 hours of walk from Himalaya we, reach to Deurali, located at 3,220m high from the sea level. Overnight in local guesthouse at Deurali.

Day 08: Trek from Deurali to Annapurna Base Camp (4,130m). 5-6 hrs.

After breakfast at Deurali, we gradually climb through a river bed over the vertical way to the mountain side. Hiking from Bagar to the Macchapuchhre Base Camp is tough, exhausting. After this the view from there is marvelous especially of Mt. Macchpuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna Massifs and Gangapurna etc. We are not able to see the vegetation and the path broadens while entering to the Annapurna Sanctuary. We can go over the moraines under the cliff. There are few tourist lodges in the Machhapuchhre Base Camp. After 2 hours walk from the Macchapuchhre Base Camp, we reach to Annapurna Base camp.Overnight at Annapurna Base Camp.

Day 09:  Trek from Base Camp to Upper Sinuwa (2,340 m). 8-9 hrs.

This morning you must wake early to watch the sunrise over Annapurna I and South, the sight is breathtaking. Its 360 degree view of Annapurna sanctuary. After breakfast you will start to decend down the Modi river to Bamboo to Sinuwa.

Day 10:  Trek from Sinuwa to Jhinu dada/ Hot spring (1,400m). 5-6 hrs

Today we collect previously left backpacks if we left previously. Stony steps climb steeply to chomrong and descend to Jhinu dada, then we will go to Hot spring and back to jhinu dada for overnight.

Day 11:  Hike to Siwai then Drive Back to Pokhara. 6-7 hrs.

Today after Breakfast we will hike to Hile. The trekking trail goes through the village so you can see the culture of local people.After Reaching hile we will take private jeep to Pokhara and we will stay overnight at Pokhara.

Day 12: Fly ( 30 min ) /Drive back to Kathmandu. 6-7 hours

After breakfast, we transfer to the Pokhara airport. It is 30 minutes flight, viewing the fascinating scene. If not, we drive back to Kathmandu, 204 km from Pokhara, takes 6-7 hours, viewing beautiful hill scene and rural life. Overnight at Kathmandu.

*** our package includes Tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Day 13: Final Departure.We transfer you to the airport 3 hours before your flight. So, as per your flight schedule, we check out from the hotel and leave you at International terminal side at airport.


Service Include:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • 2 night’s hotel in  in Kathmandu and 2 night’s hotel Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with tea coffee during the trek.
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • Private car from Pokhara to Nayapul and hile to Pokhara.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek guide.
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag to each trekkers  (to be returned after trip completion).
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS card).
  • Medical kit.
  • Farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant.
  • Trekking certificate.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Travel & rescue arrangement (Helicopter evacuation available if required, at clients cost based on clients insurance policy).

Service Exclude:

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s).
Equipment List


• Trekking boot

• sun glasses
• Chap stick / Sunscreen
• Face mask or Scarf
• Hand towel
• Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
• Cold weather down jacket below waist
• Fleece jacket and trouser
• Trekking trouser
• T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
• Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
• Wind stopper and fleece gloves
• Socks and under wears
• Trekking boot
• Snow Gaiter (optional)
• Runners / Snickers for camps
• Head torch
• Personal medical kit
• Water Bottle/Camel Pak
• Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
• Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
• Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle

Departure Date
  • Start Date
  • End Date
  • Booked
  • Availability
Terms and Conditions

Himalayan Gateway Trek is a reputed adventure travel company that has been serving thousands of trekkers from all around the world. We are situated in Thamel, Kathmandu ,registered under license number 2126/073. Bunch of experienced guides and focused stuff has made the company this trust worthy up to date. The company is under the supervision of Mr. Bipin Lamichhane (Head) which has been providing facilities such as Trekking, hiking, tours and peak climbing.  We are fully approved and licensed  under Ministry of Tourism, Government of Nepal. We are also an active member of Trekking agents association of Nepal (TAAN), Nepal Mountaineering Assocation (NMA).

1, When you confirmed the trip,you should pay 25 % (Non- Refundable) down payment from total trip cost in advance as per the company’s policy, it help us to reserve Hotel’s in city, domestic flight’s and all other trip arrangement’s for final trip booking. with your deposit we need your details of scan passport copy by e-mail for all trips in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan,which is more secure for you to book flight ticket or more things in your real name, gender, date of birth and passport number with home address.

2, All clients are request to have a valid passport, relevant visa/s and conform to the health regulations required by the country/s that will be visited during the trip.

3, You should clear rest of the amount on your Arrival day.

Any trip booking Payment process is very easy with Himalayan Gateway Trek (P.) Ltd, We accept your last minute booking also, but you should pay total tour cost in advance.

Travel Insurance

Insurance strategy takes care of the expense of a save helicopter from rocky or remote districts of the nation and covers all outrageous exercises for your excursion, for example, boating, endeavor, trekking, canyoning and so on.

On the off chance that you fall sick or have a mishap amid your trek in Nepal, the cost can end up noticeably over the top on the off chance that you need travel protection.

Numerous insurance agencies from everywhere throughout the world are giving travel protection administrations at a sensible cost and on the off chance that you are travlling in a gathering, you might have the capacity to get further rebates.

We firmly prescribe you to purchase a travel protection that comers Rescue and Evacuation at that point bring your strategy subtle elements (eg approach number, contact telephone, scope, and so forth) since save administrations will seldom go to your guide without money store or a guarantee in Kathmandu however when you are doing visit with us, we orchestrate helicopter departure in crisis case because of height ailment or enduring damage amid campaign/trekking/Climbing or potentially wellbeing conditions.

You have to either send your duplicate of travel protection approach authentication or basically convey alongside you amid your excursion. Himalayan Gateway Treks don’t offer or mastermind any kind of Travel Insurance Policy.

At long last, please dependably have a printed duplicate of your protection strategy helpful while going in Nepal

Health & Medicine Advice

High mountain ranges such as the Himalaya and Andes offer some of the most spectacular hiking opportunities on the planet. That being said, walking at high altitude brings with it certain inherent risks. Good advice is to make sure that you are well prepared for the trek since lack of fitness can often lead to discomfort or illness. The most common health issues that trekkers have during the trekking is altitude sickness so we should always ready for these risks. Something as simple as a foot blister can totally ruin a trek, not only for you but also for your companions.

You are healthy and mental and physical wellness at the season of booking this visit

A standout amongst the most well-known grievances endured by guests to Nepal is stomach issue. Drink just packaged beverages with the seals in place, boiled and filtered water. Maintain a strategic distance from extremely spicy foods in the event that you are unused to it.

Before beginning, do warm-up activities. Extending slowly builds heart rate, temperature and flow to your muscles. Likewise, following a decent night’s rest, your muscles require warming.

Altitude sickness is the name given to the collection of symptoms which can happen, when a man endeavors to rise too rapidly at heights over 2500 m (8202 ft). If you take the necessary precautions and listen to your body, chances are you will be fine.

Wearing good, comfortable and softened up footwear will go far to dodging foot issues like blisters which is one of the probability issues among trekkers.

You should have taken the necessary precautions to immunise/vaccinate for the destination you are   travelling to. If you fail to comply with the duty of disclosure in this condition and if Escape Trekking Adventures would not have permitted you to undertake the tour, or continue participation of the tour, had you made full disclosure under this condition, Himalayan Gateway trek will not be liable, except to the minimum extent.

Personal first Aid Kit

Medical survival kits are often a boring subject and many hikers don’t give it much attention. However, a survival kit is one of the most important items you carry and should not be compromised. Carry a first aid kit with you. Every outdoor person must have a personal first aid kit with proper medical background information inside, namely: emergency contact info, blood type, allergies and current medication. Trekkirs should carry followings things.
->Analgesics. Aspirin, Advil or Tylenol – for headaches etc.
->Thermometer (to check for fever) – mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines
->Anti-diarrhoeal drug
->Antibiotic eye drops (one bottle)
->Anti-inflammatory drug
->Tweezers (for removal of splinters)
->Adhesive waterproof tape (3-4′ long of 1″ wide tape rolled onto a popsicle stick or sewing thread bobbin)
->Safety pins (2 large pins; can be used for gear, to secure bandages, dig out a splinter, etc)
->Medical gloves (1 pair, nitrile surgical or non-latex barrier gloves; the sanitary option if you need to help someone that is bleeding, or you want them to help you!)
->Muslin Triangular Bandage in a compressed package (handly as a sling of to fashion different types of splints)

Trekking equipment
  • • Fleece beanie
    • sun glasses
    • Chap stick / Sunscreen
    • Face mask or Scarf
    • Hand towel
    • Wind stopper / waterproof top and bottom
    • Cold weather down jacket below waist
    • Fleece jacket and trouser
    • Trekking trouser
    • T-Shirts(short or long sleeves) dry fit is better
    • Polypropylene thermal tops and bottom, at least 2pairs,
    • Wind stopper and fleece gloves
    • Socks and under wears
    • Trekking boot
    • Snow Gaiter (optional)
    • Runners / Snickers for camps
    • Head torch
    • Personal medical kit
    • Water Bottle/Camel Pak
    • Trekking / Ski pole (optional. Handy for anyone with knee problem)
    • Spare batteries for Camera andflash light. Check charging facility along your journey
    • Day pack Minimum25L with side pocket for water bottle
Nepal visa

Tourist who intends to visit Nepal must hold a valid passport and visa.

You may get your tourist visa in your home country or on arrival. We recommend you to get your tourist visa on arrival as it is very easy. To get your visa on arrival, you must have a valid passport and 2 passport sized photo with a light background.

Tourist Visa fee for visitors who enter Nepal for the first time in a visa year, from January to December:

  • Multiple entry visa for 15 days US$ 30
  • Multiple entry visa for 30 days US$ 50
  • Multiple entry visa for 90 days US$ 125

Tourist visa extension facility:

  • Visa extension fee for the period of 15 days us US$ 30
  • Visa extension fee for the period of more than 15 days US$ 2 per day.
  • Visa can be extended for a maximum period of 150 days in a visa year (January – December) at the Department of Immigration.

No visa required for:

  • Children below 10 yrs.
  • Any foreigner, who has stayed in Nepal up to fifteen (15) days continuously and re-enters Nepal during the same visa year.
  • Any tourist who is entering Nepal for three days or less.
Permits and fees

Entrance fees must be paid before touring heritage sites around Kathmandu Valley

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Narayanhiti Durbar Museum Rs. 500 Rs. 250 Rs. 100
Kathmandu Durbar square Rs. 750 Rs. 150 free
National Museum Chhauni Rs. 200 Rs. 25 Rs. 20
Patan Durbar Square Rs. 500 Rs. 100 free
Patan Museum Rs. 250 Rs. 25 Rs. 10
Patan Golden Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 20 free
Mahabouddha Temple Rs. 50 Rs. 30 free
Bhaktapur Durbar Square Rs. 1,500 Rs. 500 free
National Art Museum, Bhaktapur Rs. 100 Rs. 50 Rs. 20
Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple) Rs. 200 Rs. 50 free
Bouddhanath Stupa Rs. 250 Rs. 150 free
Pashupatinath Temple Rs. 1,000 Rs. 1,000 free
Changu Narayan Temple Rs. 100 Rs. 25 free
Ethnographic Museum, NTB Rs. 200 Rs. 100 Rs. 30


Entrance permits fees for National parks and Conservations areas

Foreigners SAARC Nepalese
Makalu-Barun national park
Sagarmatha national park
Langtang national park
Rara national park
Shey Phoksundo national park
Khaptad national park
Rs. 3,000/person +13% VAT Rs. 1’500/person + 13%VAT free
Bardia National Park
Parsa Wildlife Reserve
Koshi Toppi Wildlife Reserve
Rs. 1,000/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 50/person
Chitwan National Park Rs. 1,500/person Rs. 500/person Rs. 100/person
All Conservation Areas Rs. 2,000/person Rs. 200/person free

Jungle drives / vehicle entry fees

Car Jeep Van Chopper
Chitwan National Park Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 4,000/day Rs. 5,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Parsa, Shuklaphanta
Koshi Tappu wildlife reserve
Rs. 1,000/day Rs. 2,000/day Rs. 3,000/day Rs. 5,000/landing
Food And Accommodations.

Himalayan Gateway Trek  usually books hotel accommodation for you in cities on  Bed and Breakfast basis as your requirements. During your trek you can stay in a local tea house or camp. It depends on your wishes. While you are on a tea house trek, Himalayan Gateway Trek  invites you to choose the food you like for your breakfast, lunch and dinner from the menu. Our experienced guide will help with selecting and ensure that you get hygienically prepared, plentiful and healthy food. Most tea houses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast, properly Hot drinks like Tea/coffee,Hot chocolate and others are available with all meals, and you can also buy mineral water in most of the areas where you find tea houses.

Tour Highlights

  • Trip Grade
  • Duration13
  • Starting PointNayapul
  • Ending PointNayapul
  • TransportationPrivate car/Tourist Bus/Flight
  • Group Size1-20
  • MealsBreakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara ,your 3 meals (B+L+D) during Trekking.
  • ActivitiesTrekking,Tours
  • Trek StyleTea House
  • Max. Altitude4,130 M
  • Best TimeMarch till may and September till December

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