May 22 - May 28, 2019 | 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 May

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May is the end of the ‘Spring Season’ when temperatures are more moderate and the pre-monsoon moisture increases the chance of precipitation as the month progresses. It can be hot and humid in the valleys at low elevations, so make sure you carry enough water. Like the rest of the spring, clear mornings typically give way to cloudy afternoons. At high altitudes, the precipitation can turn to snow, although at trekking elevations the accumulation does not usually get too deep. May is also the season when many 8000 m peaks are climbed so base camps of these mountains will be busy with activity.

At a glance
On average there are 12 days with precipitation in May. The highest point on the trek is Muktinath at 3800 m. During May, expect high temperatures of around 14.6°C (58°F) and lows down to 1.6°C (35°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.

Wed May 22 (day 1)

Muktinath (3800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.6°C (58°F) and lows of about 1.6°C (35°F) in May.

Muktinath
Thu May 23 (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 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in May.

Kagbeni
Fri May 24 (day 3)

Marpha (2780 m)

About 4-4.5 hours from Kagbeni
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.7°C (69°F) and lows of about 7.7°C (46°F) in May.

Marpha
Sat May 25 (day 4)

Tukuche (2580 m)

From Marpha, about 5-6 hours via Chhairo and Chimang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.9°C (71°F) and lows of about 8.9°C (48°F) in May.

Tukuche

Larjung (2560 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Tukuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.0°C (72°F) and lows of about 9.0°C (48°F) in May.

Larjung

Lete (2480 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.5°C (73°F) and lows of about 9.5°C (49°F) in May.

Lete

Kalopani (2480 m)

About 2.5-3 hours from Larjung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.5°C (73°F) and lows of about 9.5°C (49°F) in May.

Kalopani
Sun May 26 (day 5)

Ghasa (2000 m)

About 2.5-3 hours from Kalopani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 12.4°C (54°F) in May.

Tatopani (1190 m)

About 6-7 hours from Ghasa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.3°C (87°F) and lows of about 17.3°C (63°F) in May.

Tatopani
Mon May 27 (day 6)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

About 6-8 hours from Tatopani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 7.2°C (45°F) in May.

Ghorepani
Tue May 28 (day 7)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

About 2 hours above Ghorepani, and an hour return
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.1°C (65°F) and lows of about 5.1°C (41°F) in May.

Poon Hill

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.3°C (83°F) and lows of about 15.3°C (60°F) in May.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 7-9 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 18.4°C (65°F) in May.

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 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 19.4°C (67°F) in May.

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

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

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by Tania (Canada) on Dec 18, 2018

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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

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