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Annapurna Base Camp to Khopra Ridge and Poon Hill Trek 20 days

Annapurna base camp to Khopra and Poon Hill trek is one of the best three in one trekking in Nepal.You will trek through Gurung and Magar villages, rice terraced fields and rhododendron forest to high altitude landscapes. The Annapurna base camp to Poon Hill Trek via Khopra Danda is famous for a close up views of glacier with ice falls and the wonderful mountain views with sunrise and sunset. The Annapurna Base Camp, Khaire Lake and Poon Hill are the best renown trek destinations of Annapurna region of Nepal. The Khopra ridge trail is less crowded than ABC and Poon Hill trails.The base camp, Muldai hill and Poon Hill are such the best view points from where you can enjoy the Panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhare and Mardi Himal. Please email us at [email protected] and call or message on Whats App at +977 9851023742 in order to join and enjoy the trek.

Trip Details

Trek Name:  ABC Khopra Ridge Poon Hill  Trek 

Trek Duration:  20 Days

Trek Difficulty: Challenging 

Trek Season: Aug to Nov, Feb to Jun

Trek Altitude: 850m-4600m

Trek Cost: USD 1020-USD 1560

Group Size: 01 - 12 people

Trek Package:  Lodge to Lodge Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Jeep

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu/Kathmandu

ABC Khopra Ridge Poon Hill Trek is the best trek routes in Nepal which combine newly explored Khopra danda trek with Annapurna base camp and Ghorepani Poon Hill.

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20 days ABC Khopra Ridge Poon Hill Trek is an off the beaten path track. Poon Hill is a hill station to see the Annapurna Massif and Dhaulagiri mountain range. It also call Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. You can see Annapurna South(7,219 m), Machhapuchchhre (6,993 m), Hiunchuli, Annapurna III, Dhampus peak, Dhaulagiri II  and many other tall peaks from Poon Hill. It locates 270 km west from Kathmandu. Pokhara is the beginning and ending point of Poon Hill trek which takes 2-6 days depending on the trekking itinerary and route.

Annapurna Base Camp/ABC Khopra Ridge Community Trek is very close to Annapurna Base Camp and much more rewarding. The Khopra Danda Trekis not just a ridge walk. It is a walk through on one of the rarest big mountain views of Nepal. The guest houses along the trail are good with extensive menus ranging from the typical Nepali DalBhat like rice with lentils to pizza and noodles. Hot showers are readily available as well. It is possible to do this trek in all seasons, however, in the winter the Base Camp can sometimes be closed due to the snow level. In spring time the huge rhododendron forests are in full bloom which gives the trek an extra appeal.

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu(1300m)
Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, receive you at the airport and drive to hotel. Free day on your own,  preparing for trekking, and meeting with guide. Spend night at Standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast. 
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara(850m, 200km, 6 hours)
Early in the morning, transfer to Tourist Bus station and drive approximately 6 hours to Pokhara. Check in at your hotel and spend the evening Lake Phewa.
Day 03: Pokhara to Tolka(1900m) – Driving from Pokhara to Phedi or Kade.
Drive to Kade and trek to Tolkha via Dhampus or Australian Camp. The rocky path is comfortable to follow as it goes through forest, and crosses a couple of streams on its way to Pothana.  Trek to Tolka enjoying the view of Annapurna south , fishtail and Hiunchuli mountain. 
Day 04: Tolka to Chhomrong(2100m, 15km, 7 hours)
Breakfast and trek on the descend trail along terraced slopes and forest leaving the village Landurk and Jhinu behind to Chhomrong. Chhomrong village offers spectacular views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre.
Day 05: Trek to Bamboo(2600m, 16km, 7 hours)
Breakfast, trek descends to Chhomrong Khola before steep uphill trek to Sinuwa through rhododendron, and bamboo forest. The trail follows the river through another tiny settlement known as Bamboo, which has some teahouses and crosses 3 streams before arriving at Dovan (7,940 feet/2,430 meters) where you will rest for the night. 
Day 06: Trek to Deurali(3200m, 12km, 6 hours)
Start with a continuous climb through intermittent bamboo forests. The valley becomes increasingly hemmed in by ever-steeper slopes, which witness periodic avalanches. You can rest at Hotel Himalayan (2,873meters) before the climb to Hike (3,139 meters). Walk through Bagar to Machhapuchare Base Camp for an overnight rest.
Day 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp(4200m, 10km, 5 hours)
Today you will take a hike of approximately 2 hours to Annapurna Base Camp (4,095 meters). The trail follows a tributary of the Modi Khola. Overnight rest at Annapurna.
Day 08: Trek down to Dovan(2680m, 18km, 7 hours)
Today’s trail passes through Machhapuchare Base Camp and all the way downhill to Hinku Cave. This area is called Annapurna Sanctuary, since it is totally surrounded by mountains. Get spectacular mountain views as you hike along the trail, before you rest for the night.
Day 09: Trek to Chhomrong(2100m, 18km, 8 hours)
Descend along the trail to Dovan, through bamboo and rhododendron forests, with superb mountain views to Bamboo. This stretch of trail is the most subject to avalanches. Spend the night at Chhomrong.
Day 10: Trek to Tadapani(2600m, 16km, 7 hours)
The trail descends down to Kumrong and all the way to Tadapani. Get a superb view of Annapurna I, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri mountains, as well as the forest of rhododendron flowers.
Day 11: Tadapani  to Bayeli Kharka (3450m)
After breakfast, you will leave the main trail for next five days we will walk in a more remote area on the Annapurna region. We begin our trek by entering into the beautiful rhododendron and oak forest on upward trail. Then after small decent we continue climb gradual and soon you will emerge above the tree line to superb views of the Annapurna range. You will take lunch on the way and then continue to climb gradually we cross several pass, where the trail descends through rhododendron to an open clearing known as Bayeli Kharka, and the lodge. From the lodge, we enjoy great views of Dhaulagiri which is the seventh highest mountain in the world. Overnight at community lodge
Day 12: Bayeli Kharka to Chistibung (2975m)
After breakfast, we will descend through open ground and beautiful forest to reach pastures of Lower Chistibung. Then the trail continues through forest, ascending gradually and passing through several buffalo grazing pasture before reaching Upper Chistibung which is a temporary herder´s settlement. It is high chances to see the Himalayan pheasant and Himalayan Thar on the grassy ridge above the trail. Overnight at community lodge
Day 13: Trek to Khopra Ridge (3660m)
To reach the ridge of Khorpa, we embark on a steady climb above the tree line through alpine meadows and pastures. This area is noted for wildlife. As we approach Khopra, we go for a short walk down to viewpoint overlooking Kali Gandaki river far below in the deep valley and we can see the majestic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Overnight at community lodge
Day 14: Khopra excursion trip to Khayer Lake(4600m, 6 to 7 hours)
Today is long exploring day to Khayar Lake (4600m) from where we attain excellent views of mountains, green valley and river George but it is long day trip and only strong people able to do this trip. Khayar Lake is very famous for Hindu belief on the occasion of Janai Purnima. It is also believed that bathing in the lake will help attain Nirvana. Along the side of lake, we can see a number of Hindu and Buddhist shrines. The views of nature´s beauty are mesmerizing. The client who does not want to walk all the way to the lake, a half day walk from Khopra can also be arranged. Overnight at community lodge
Day 15: Khopra to Swanta Village (2270m)
After Khopra you will descend off the hillside and continue downhill on steep trail. You will retrace the route back to Chistibung. You will then head to the village of Swanta, where you will stay overnight. Along the way we get more views of Dhaulagiri with lovely terraced fields and traditional houses in the village. We will explore local school and nearby area and have supported the local school over the years, and there is time to pay a quick visit and Stay overnight at Teahouse
Day 16: Swantha to Ghorepani(2800m, 4 hours)
Breakfast and a short downhill and uphill trek to Ghorepani, the best view point of Annapurna treks.
Day 17: Ghorepani to Tikhedhunga(1600m)
Wake up early in the morning, hike up to Poon hill to see the sunrise view and the Himalayan panorama of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Manalsu and Mount Fishtail, back to Ghorepani, have breakfast and continue downhill trek to Tikhedhunga.
Day 18: Tikhedhunga to Pokhara(850m, 4 hours trek and 2 hours drive back to Pokhara)
Breakfast and trek for 4 hours downhill trek to Nayapul and drive for 2 hours to Pokhara.
Day 19: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Breakfast and get tourist bus drive to Kathmandu for 6 hours. It is also possible to get flight to Kathmandu, but the cost will be addtional on the package cost.
Day 20: Kathmandu airport
Breakfast and free day on your own, walking around Thamel market and transfer to airport to get your flight back to home.

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer
  • Twin sharing standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per the itinerary.
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara/Kathmandu by tourist bus transfer
  • Pokhara to  Nayapul to Pokhara by car or sharing jeep or bus transfer
  • All the necessary trekking permit -ACAP and TIMS card
  • English Speaking guide on trek and all his expenses like salary, meals, transfer, accommodation and insurance
  • Tea house lodge or home stay accommodation during trek
  • 3 times meals-breakfast, lunch and dinner during trek
  • All the government taxes and company service charge
Cost not  Includes
  • Travel insurance of client in case of emergency for rescue and medication
  • Porter to carry your luggage
  • Expenses of personal nature like hot shower, wifi, internet, telephone
  • Price for charging battery where applicable
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Flight, Private transfer between Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes

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