Oct 31 - Nov 6, 2021 | 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 $218 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.04 /day per person for guide

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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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 October

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October begins the most popular time to trek, with moderate temperatures, clear skies in the wake of the monsoon, and a low chance of rain and snow. In recent years, the monsoon rains have receded later with weather patterns typically stabilizing in mid-October. While the chance of snow is decreased, there is the possibility of a heavy snowfall at higher elevations. If ill-timed and prolonged, this can make it difficult to cross some passes.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in October. The highest point on the trek is Muktinath at 3800 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around 12.6°C (55°F) and lows down to -1.4°C (29°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.

Sun Oct 31 (day 1)

Muktinath (3800 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.6°C (55°F) and lows of about -1.4°C (29°F) in October.

Muktinath
Mon Nov 1 (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 15.4°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.6°C (31°F) in November.

Kagbeni
Tue Nov 2 (day 3)

Marpha (2780 m)

About 4-4.5 hours from Kagbeni
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.7°C (60°F) and lows of about -0.3°C (31°F) in November.

Marpha
Wed Nov 3 (day 4)

Tukuche (2580 m)

From Marpha, about 5-6 hours via Chhairo and Chimang
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.9°C (62°F) and lows of about 0.9°C (34°F) in November.

Tukuche

Larjung (2560 m)

About 1-1.5 hours from Tukuche
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.0°C (63°F) and lows of about 1.0°C (34°F) in November.

Larjung

Lete (2480 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.5°C (64°F) and lows of about 1.5°C (35°F) in November.

Lete

Kalopani (2480 m)

About 2.5-3 hours from Larjung
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.5°C (64°F) and lows of about 1.5°C (35°F) in November.

Kalopani
Thu Nov 4 (day 5)

Ghasa (2000 m)

About 2.5-3 hours from Kalopani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in November.

Tatopani (1190 m)

About 6-7 hours from Ghasa
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.3°C (78°F) and lows of about 9.3°C (49°F) in November.

Tatopani
Fri Nov 5 (day 6)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

About 6-8 hours from Tatopani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.2°C (59°F) and lows of about -0.8°C (31°F) in November.

Ghorepani
Sat Nov 6 (day 7)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

About 2 hours above Ghorepani, and an hour return
Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.1°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.9°C (27°F) in November.

Poon Hill

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.3°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.3°C (45°F) in November.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 7-9 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.4°C (80°F) and lows of about 10.4°C (51°F) in November.

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 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in November.

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 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