Sep 24 - Sep 30, 2020 | Change

Classic finish via Poon Hill side trek (7 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Muktinath, Kagbeni, Marpha, and Poon Hill

Difficulty: challenging
Classic finish via Poon Hill
Starting at $254 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.04 /day per person for guide
+ $36 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits ACAP
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance

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If you do not specify a guide, a request will be sent to all available guides (once a payment is made and the trek is confirmed). Once confirmed, you can choose from the guides who indicated that they would like to lead your trek, or ask us to recommend a guide.

For the satisfaction of doing the full Annapurna circuit, continue through the villages of lower Mustang and follow the rushing Gandaki River down from arid Mustang into the green middle hills. Finish the trek with a climb to the panoramic view point of Poon Hill and wave goodbye to the 8000 m peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.

Weather Conditions in September

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Mid-September marks the start of the ‘Fall Season’ historically the monsoon would end in mid-September, however in recent years the monsoon has officially withdrawn in early October. While there is a good chance of precipitation, clear skies and lush, rice paddy terraced hills are your spectacular when it is not raining. The chance of rain decreases as the month progresses. The end of the monsoon means there is still a chance of the occasional heavy snowfall at high altitudes. Furthermore, high passes can have a lot of snow that has accumulated over the monsoon.

At a glance
On average there are 15 days with precipitation in September. The highest point on the trek is Muktinath at 3800 m. During September, expect high temperatures of around 13.6°C (56°F) and lows down to 3.6°C (38°F) at Muktinath.

Classic finish via Poon Hill Side trek
(Elevation Profile)

Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Thu Sep 24 (day 1)

Muktinath (3800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.6°C (56°F) and lows of about 3.6°C (38°F) in September.

Muktinath
Fri Sep 25 (day 2)

Kagbeni (2840 m)

From Muktinath, about 3-3.5 hours via Jharkot or 6 hours via Jhong.
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.4°C (67°F) and lows of about 9.4°C (49°F) in September.

Kagbeni
Sat Sep 26 (day 3)

Marpha (2780 m)

About 4-4.5 hours from Kagbeni
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.7°C (67°F) and lows of about 9.7°C (49°F) in September.

Marpha
Sun Sep 27 (day 4)

Tukuche (2580 m)

From Marpha, about 5-6 hours via Chhairo and Chimang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.9°C (70°F) and lows of about 10.9°C (52°F) in September.

Tukuche

Larjung (2560 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Tukuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.0°C (70°F) and lows of about 11.0°C (52°F) in September.

Larjung

Lete (2480 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.5°C (71°F) and lows of about 11.5°C (53°F) in September.

Lete

Kalopani (2480 m)

About 2.5-3 hours from Larjung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.5°C (71°F) and lows of about 11.5°C (53°F) in September.

Kalopani
Mon Sep 28 (day 5)

Ghasa (2000 m)

About 2.5-3 hours from Kalopani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 14.4°C (58°F) in September.

Tatopani (1190 m)

About 6-7 hours from Ghasa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.3°C (85°F) and lows of about 19.3°C (67°F) in September.

Tatopani
Tue Sep 29 (day 6)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

About 6-8 hours from Tatopani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 9.2°C (49°F) in September.

Ghorepani
Wed Sep 30 (day 7)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

About 2 hours above Ghorepani, and an hour return
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.1°C (63°F) and lows of about 7.1°C (45°F) in September.

Poon Hill

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.3°C (81°F) and lows of about 17.3°C (63°F) in September.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 7-9 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 20.4°C (69°F) in September.

Public bus from Naya Pul to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 21.4°C (71°F) in September.

Pokhara
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

by Samuel (Australia) on Oct 26, 2019

Annapurna Circuit Classic finish via Poon Hill, via Tilicho Lake, and Classic Start from Besi Sahar led by Ang Tsering Sherpa

Some great views from Poon Hill, we were unlucky with the weather but the views were still spectacular!

by Robert-jan (The Netherlands) on Dec 29, 2018

Annapurna Circuit Classic Start from Besi Sahar and Classic finish via Poon Hill led by Sanjaya Tamang

by Tania (Canada) on Dec 18, 2018

Annapurna Circuit Classic Start from Besi Sahar and Classic finish via Poon Hill led by Dawa Sherpa

Poon Hill is worth the 30 minutes sidetrip from Ghorepani and will feel easy after all of the uphill on the first half of the trip. Most people got up early to be at the top for sunrise. I do not recommend this unless you want to share the viewpoint with hundreds of people. Sleep in, have a nice breakfast and enjoy the people free views later in the day.

by Nee (Malaysia) on Oct 25, 2017

Annapurna Circuit via Tilicho Lake and Classic finish via Poon Hill led by Mingma Nuru Sherpa