12 Days ABC with Poonhill Trek

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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.


  • 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 

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m), TIA Airport, Nepal

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. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum 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.   

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Maximum 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. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Dhampus
  • Maximum 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. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Chhomrong
  • Maximum 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. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Dovan
  • Maximum 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. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Machhapuchhare Base Camp
  • Maximum 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. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Annapurna Base Camp
  • Maximum 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. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Tadapani
  • Maximum 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. 

  • Accommodation:Guesthouse
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghorepani
  • Maximum 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. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Pokhara
  • Maximum 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. 

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:BB
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum 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. 


    • The entire airport picks up and drops.
    • Standard hotel in Kathmandu, and Pokhara with breakfast.
    • Necessary flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara return trip or one way.
    • Annapurna Conservation fee with trekking permit.
    • Tims card (trekking information management system card).
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
    • Accommodation (guest house) during the trekking period.
    • English speaking guide and highly experienced staffs.
    • Staffs food, clothing, salary and their insurance.
    • 2 nights 3 days jungle safari trip full board basis.
    • All necessary grounded transportation.
    • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
    • Welcome and fare well dinner in Kathmandu serve by Ram Kumar.
    • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
    • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.
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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


    Can I do 12 days ABC with Poonhill Trek?

    This trek is suitable for any hiker who is looking for some short adventures and a mountain trek with stunning views of the Annapurna Himalayas. It is not necessary that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. However, daily jogging or walking exercise is useful and you should be in the good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

    When should I come for 12 Days ABC with Poonhill Trek?

    ABC with Poon Hill trek is good for all seasons so any month from January to December is the best time to do this trek. However, February, March, April, May and September, October, November, and December are much better seasons to trek in the Annapurna Himalayas.

    Do I need to stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara?

    Kathmandu Valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, and Pokhara, a beautiful city with lakes and caves, at least, you would have to spend two nights in Kathmandu and two nights in Pokhara before and after your trip. In our program, we are offering you standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a bed and breakfast basis.

    Can I join the group?

    Yes, you can join groups, we guarantee a range of fixed group departure dates for 12 days ABC with Poonhill Trek. We can arrange a small group trekking trip to suit your needs. Please find our group departure dates given above.

    Do I need to join the group?

    It is not necessary that you need to follow our scheduled group departure dates as we can organize private tours that depart every day upon your request which is the best suited for couples, families and small groups of friends. We will be happy to organize your holiday according to your chosen start date.

    Do you also offer tailor-made departures?

    Yes, we do offer special departures if 12 days ABC with Poon Hill trek itinerary is not perfect or group departure dates are not convenient for your travel plan.

    What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?

    12 Days ABC with Poonhill Trek is an exciting and easy journey. We trek up to 4,100 meters passing through villages, rivers and lush green hills, so you will need to have the right equipment with you. Click here for more information. 

    What kind of food can I have while trekking?

    All meals on a full board basis will be provided during the trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (Western, Continental and Nepalese food are available everywhere). Meals will be served three times a day. 

    Do I have a pre-departure meeting?

    Yes, first of all, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel and our tour leader will provide you with detailed information about your trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduce your trek leader.

    Can I charge the camera battery during the trek?

    Yes, in most places, you can charge your camera battery, mobile phone and other electronic devices during the trekking with an additional charge of USD 2 to 3 per hour.

    Is there someone to receive me at the airport? Are transfers included?

    Sure, our airport representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will display a placard of our company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

    How do I book 12 Days ABC with Poonhill trek?

    Once you have confirmed the trip, we request you to provide us with a photocopy of your passport along with a 20% down payment of the total price for hotel booking, guide and helpers arrangements and permit processing. 

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