Round Annapurna and Poon Hill Trek will take you to one of the most beautiful and famous regions of Nepal. This trek will present you a blend of both stunning natural beauty of the Himalayas as well as cultural experience. The trail is moderate in term of difficulty and includes the most adventurous and thrilling Thorong La Pass. On the way, you will go through several dense forests, lovely small villages, waterfalls, and rugged & steep sections. You will get to witness panoramic views of Mt. Annapurna (8091 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Ganggapurna(7451 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6441 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Pisang Peak (6091 m), and many other mountains.

The trek will lead you to the Manang, one of the most isolated villages of Nepal. You will get to experience the unique lifestyle, culture, and tradition of the people residing in this extreme region. Further, you will visit Muktinath Temple, which is a pilgrimage site of Hindus and Buddhists. You will find several temples and monasteries in Muktinath. Every year thousands of devotees visit this place to worship. No doubt, this is a perfect package for anyone looking for best of both world experience.

Accommodations on Round Annapurna and Poon Hill Trek:

You will be staying in 2 or 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During the Round Annapurna and Poon Hill Trek, you will stay in the lodge. The room will be small with a few pieces of furniture, bed & blanket. All the accommodations are on a twin-sharing basis. On special request, single rooms can be arranged in Kathmandu and Pokhara. However, single rooms might not be available all the time during the peak season.

Please understand that the services in the lodge will be very basic and also all the lodge might not come with attached washrooms.

Meals & Drinking Water:

In Round Annapurna and Poon Hill Trek, you will enjoy authentic Nepalese food with few other cuisines like Tibetan, Indian. Meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. Beside that you can find bars, cookies, butter tea, bread, extra on the trail but, remember as the elevation get higher, the cost also gets high. In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will only get breakfast. There will also be welcome and farewell dinner for you.

Drinking water can be easily found everywhere. You can get hot water from the guesthouse/lodge and fill in your bottle every time it gets empty. So, do carry a reusable water bottle with yourself. We urge you to not buy mineral water bottle on the way as it will help in preserving the region.

Best Season to go on Round Annapurna and Poon Hill Trek:

The best time to go on the Round Annapurna and Poon Hill Trek is from March to May and September to November. You can also go on this trek in December and January, however, the cold weather might not be the best fit for everyone. Similarly, during the monsoon the region receives heavy rainfall, which makes the trail slippery and dangerous.

Highlights

  • Monuments sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Panoramic views of Annapurna I (8091 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Ganggapurna(7451 m), Lamjung Himal (6983 m), and Pisang Peak (6091 m).
  • Trek through lovely forests of rhododendrons and pines.
  • See Picturesque villages.
  • Get to experience ancient tradition, culture, and lifestyle of people residing in this region.
  • Challenging Thorong La Pass (5416).
  • Stunning Sunrise from Poon Hill.
  • One of the holiest destinations of Hindus and Buddhism pilgrimages at Muktinath.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the Hotel. (Overnight at Hotel on BB plan):
  • Day 02Free day to preparation for trek. (Overnight at Hotel on BB plan):
  • Day 03Drive to Besishahar by car after lunch drive to Bhulbhule by jeep (Overnight at lodge):
  • Day 04Bhulbhule to Jagat (Overnight at lodge):
  • Day 05Jagat to Dharapani (Overnight at lodge):
  • Day 06Dharapani to Chame (Overnight at lodge):
  • Day 07Chame to Pisang (Overnight at lodge):
  • Day 08Pisang to Manang (Overnight at lodge):
  • Day 09Manang acclimatization day. (Overnight at lodge):
  • Day 10Manang to Yak Kharka (Overnight at lodge):
  • Day 11Yak kharka to Thorong Phedi or High camp. (Overnight at lodge):
  • Day 12Thorong Phedi via Thorong-La pass (5,416m) to Muktinath . (Overnight at lodge):
  • Day 13Muktinath to Jomsom via Kagbeni:
  • Day 14Jomsom to Pokhara by flight (Overnight at lodge):
  • Day 15Sightseeing in Pokhara (Overnight at hotel BB plan):
  • Day 16Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight in the afternoon Free day in afternoon (Overnight at hotel on BB plan):
  • Day 17Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Overnight at hotel BB plan):
  • Day 18Sightseeing in Kathmandu (Overnight at hotel BB plan):
  • Day 19Final Departure:
Detail Itinerary

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport picks up and drops.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu (6 nights  bed and breakfast).
  • Hotel in Pokhara (2 nights bed and breakfast).
  • Kathmandu to Besisahar, Chame by land and Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight.
  • Other necessary local transport during the trek according to Itinerary.
  • Necessary trekking Permits.
  • 3 times meals breakfast, Lunch, dinner, tea and coffee during the trek.
  • Guesthouse/ lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Farewell dinner.
  • The required trekking staffs.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance for the trekking staff.
  • Transportation during sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All kinds of your  Insurance.
  • International Airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Entrance fee visiting  historical places in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal expenses such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks and mineral water bar bill.
  • Personal trekking equipments.
  • Tip for trekking staffs and driver etc.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

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