PoonHill & Australian Base Camp Trek

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13 Days
Availability : All Years
Tribhuvan International Airport
Kathmandu
Min Age : 15+
Max People : 10
Tour Details

Poonhill & Australian Base Camp Trek – If you’re seeking a remarkable adventure, the Poonhill & Australian Base Camp Trek awaits you. Poonhill, a stunning ridge within the Annapurna region, is renowned for its breathtaking sunrise views set against the backdrop of majestic mountains. You can opt for the short Poonhill trekking package, which leads you to the enchanting ridge of Poonhill. Beginning our adventure north of Pokhara, we’ll take a one-hour drive to Nayapul, marking the starting point of our trek. Leaving behind the wide pitch-black road, we’ll follow the off-beaten trekking trail that winds through rivers, dense rhododendron forests, and Gurung settlements, ultimately bringing us to Poonhill. In addition to the mesmerizing sunrise views, this trek offers a chance to awaken spiritual feelings in the tranquil Annapurna region. Furthermore, our journey will also take us to the Australian Base Camp,  fantastic hiking trail located northwest of Pokhara Valley.

 

Price Includes

  • All Land Transportation by Private Vehicle.
  • 2 Night in 4* Hotel in Yatri Suites & Spa or similar in Kathmandu on Breakfast Basis.
  • 1 Night in Hotel Crystal Palace in Pokhara or similar on Breakfast Basis.
  • 8-Night Accommodation throughout the trek in a local lodge on room only basis.
  • Lodge accommodation during treks.
  • As mentioned the hotel accommodations are a twin-sharing basic.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed holder trekking guide.
  • Porter (one porter can carry 18 kilos of luggage and share between two clients. So both clients are suggested to bring 9 kilos of luggage each).
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, and accommodation.
  • ACAP, TIMS, and other necessary permits.
  • All government and local taxes.
  • First aid kit.

Price Excludes

  • Food & Drinks/ Beverage bills are not included in the post.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Tipping (Tips).
  • Travel Insurance.
  • International Flights.
  • Extra costs for upgrading rooms and services at hotels.
  • Donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
  • Personal Hiking gear, personal kits.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind.
  • Any other items not specified in include section.
Itinerary

Day 1Arrival In Kathmandu (1400 M)

Welcome! to Kathmandu Nepal. Asian Heritage Treks & Travel Representative welcome you at the Airport with your nameplate. After Arrival at Nepal airport transfers you to the hotel. Your hotel will be downtown at Touristic Hub. Our representative will facilitate you and discuss your travel itinerary. There will be enough time to stroll through the street of Thamel.
Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or similar.

Day 2Drive to Pokhara

On Your second day of the PoonHill & Australian Base Camp Trek, we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus. On the way you can see the greenery all around and hills and curvy roads. After reaching Pokhara, you can rest and in the evening you can stroll through the streets of Pokhara.
Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel Crystal Palace or similar

Drive to Pokhara

Day 3Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540 m) via Nayapul, Hiking Duration: 3-4 hour

Our trekking guide will come to pick you up from your hotel in a private vehicle and transfer you to the trek commencing point, Nayapul (1050m). You will start walking through the old villages and meandering green hills. Terraced paddy fields along the neighboring yet distant hills and the wind gushing in your face make for a pleasant and smooth drive with much time to enjoy the landscape. Continue walking through the easy trail which passes along paddy fields to Tikhedhunga.
Accommodation: Overnight in an available Local lodge.

 

 

Day 4Tikhedhunga to Banthathi (2300m), Hiking Duration: 4/5 hours

On Your fourth day of PoonHill & Australian Base Camp Trek You’ll be getting back on the trail, you will be rising up at a slow and gentle pace, passing through Ulleri (2070m). There are lots of opportunities to interact with the locals and learn, understand, and get pure experience about their lifestyle. Ulleri is a pretty village largely comprised of Magar people. After Ulleri the trail climbs less steeply and we soon settle Banthati(2300m). You will pass by green meadows and herdings on your way to Banthathi and see some glimpses of the Himalayas.
Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge.

 

Day 5Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) Hiking Duration: 6-7 hours

Today, you will visit Poonhill, a vantage point for the Annapurna ranges. You will begin the trek to Poon Hill (3210 m) in the early morning to catch the first ray of sunlight. The pleasant sunrise at Poonhill trek passes through culturally rich villages that are set against the background of majestic mountains. Along with a sunrise view over Mt. Annapurna, Poonhill also offers panoramic views of several mountains including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains. You will return and have your breakfast at Ghorepani.
Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge.

Poonhill

Day 6Trekking Tadapani (2650m) Hiking Duration: 6-7 hour

Today, you will head towards Tadapani. The trek will begin through the thick forest of rhododendrons, bamboo, and oaks. One can observe and appreciate nature’s beauty; waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, birds, and green valleys.
Accommodation: Overnight in available local lodge.

tadapani

Day 7Trekking Chhomrong (2010 m)

The trail leads us alongside terrace rice fields and many little settlements. We descend to cross the Kimrung Khola River and then climb up to reach Chhomrong in the early afternoon. From Chhomrong we have a fantastic view of Fishtail and Annapurna South.
Accommodation: Overnight in an available Local lodge.

Day 8Trekking Jhinu (1780 m) Hike duration: 2-3 hour

Today we will trek from Chomrong in the morning and stop at Jhinu. You will cross the Kaddorie bridge and steeply descend to Jhinudanda.Thenfter rest at the hot springs in Jhinu Danda nearby the Modi Khola.Accommodation: Overnight in an available Local lodge.

Day 9Trekking Pothana (1600m)

Pothana a small beautiful village is located on the top of the hill from where you can see the best views of Annapurna South, fishtail, Annapurna II, and Pokhara Valley Today you cross the suspension bridge of the Modi River. On the way you will see the Dhaulagiri ranges from the Deurali.Gradually, step down the trails until we reach Pothana. From here, you will see the marvelous Fishtail Mountains.Accommodation: Overnight in available Local lodge.

 

Day 10Trekking Australian Base Camp (2163m)

PoonHill & Australian Base Camp Trek- Australian Camp is a beautiful village best known for its sunrise, sunset, and view of the Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, and beautiful green hills. The stone staircase starts again from Pothana and after a short climb, we reach Australian Base Camp. From here, one can see the Annapurna massif, Fishtail Mountain, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Himchuli, and others. In the evening, you can roam the jungles surrounding the camp.
Accommodation: Overnight in available Local lodge.

Australian Base Camp

Day 11Trekking Dhampus Phedi (1130m) and Drive to Pokhara, Hiking Duration: 2/3 hours, Driving Duration: 1 hour

In the early morning, enjoy the beautiful sunrise over the Himalayas. Later, descend down through the rocky trail until we reach Dhampus village to Phedi. From here, you will be driven back to your hotel at Pokhara in our private vehicle.
Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel Crystal Palace or similar

Day 12 Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu, Drive duration:5-6 hours

We will drive you to Kathmandu by private vehicle. Later on, you can go shopping or buy gifts for your friends and family.
Accommodation: Overnight in Hotel Yatri Suites & Spa or similar.

 

Day 13Departure

Have your breakfast early in the morning and our office representative will come to pick you up at the hotel to transfer you to the airport regarding your flight time. Have a safe journey onwards.

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