Nov 30 - Dec 12, 2018  unconfirmed

This trip has been proposed but will not be confirmed with the guide until a payment has been made.

Annapurna Sanctuary via Ghorepani (Poon Hill) (13 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Rating: | 2 reviews
Difficulty: challenging

Private trek | 2 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers

Annapurna Sanctuary via Ghorepani (Poon Hill)
$489 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only

Price drops to $221 if 2 interested trekkers join this trek

Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$31.02 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $40 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Included Services
  • Permits ACAP and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

Guide
Nima T
Languages
English, a little German, Nepali, Hindi, and Sherpa
Ratings
great

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Currently 2 Trekkers
2 interested and 0 confirmed trekkers
unconfirmed

Emma (Australia)

With 1 guest: Phil (Australia)

For those with limited time, the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek offers a journey of shifting landscapes; from the lush middle hills to the cauldron of ice and rock at Annapurna Base Camp, referred to as the Annapurna Sanctuary for the high mountain walls that surround it. The trail passes through a steep narrow valley with Machapuchare (Fish Tail Mountain)] towering above the valley. The view at Annapurna Base Camp is awe-inspiring as you stare up at the whiteface of Annapurna I surrounded by snowclad peaks in every direction. This trek is most comfortably done in 9 days but for those with even more limited time it is possible to do this trek in as few as 7 days. Add the Short Modi Kola Start option to reduce the trekking by a day. Add the 'Annapurna Base Camp Day Visit' option to reduce the trek by another day. This is least desirable since the best weather is often early in the morning.

Side trip via Ghorepani (Poon Hill): A moderate hike in the Annapurna region for those who want a taste of trekking without the high altitude. While relatively easy by Nepal standards, this trek still packs a punch, with some steep climbs and awesome views, including the famed Himalayan panorama from atop Poon Hill.

Weather Conditions in November

Early November, along with late October, are the most popular times to trek in Nepal. Temperatures get cooler in November, but the skies get clearer and the chance of rain or snow interrupting your trek gets lower. At high altitudes, trekkers are rewarded with good views throughout the day.

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in November. The highest point on the trek is Annapurna Base Camp at 4130 m. During November, expect high temperatures of around 7.6°C (46°F) and lows down to -8.4°C (17°F) at Annapurna Base Camp.

Annapurna Sanctuary via Ghorepani (Poon Hill)
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(13 days / 12 nights )
created by Emma (Australia)

Fri Nov 30 (day 1)

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
Public bus from Pokhara to Dhampus Phedi (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $1.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Dhampus Phedi (1130 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.6°C (78°F) and lows of about 9.6°C (49°F) in November.

Tolka (1700 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.2°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.2°C (43°F) in November.

Landruk (1565 m)

About 6-7 hours from Phedi
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.0°C (73°F) and lows of about 7.0°C (45°F) in November.

Sat Dec 1 (day 2)

Chomrong (2210 m)

About 5-6 hours from Landruk
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.1°C (59°F) and lows of about -0.9°C (30°F) in December.

Chomrong
Sun Dec 2 (day 3)

Sinuwa (2340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about -1.6°C (29°F) in December.

Bamboo (2310 m)

About 5 hours from Chomrong
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.5°C (58°F) and lows of about -1.5°C (29°F) in December.

Bamboo
Mon Dec 3 (day 4)

Dobhan (Dovan) (2500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.4°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.6°C (27°F) in December.

Himalayan Hotel (2840 m)

About 3-4 hours from Bamboo
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.4°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.6°C (24°F) in December.

Himalayan Hotel
Tue Dec 4 (day 5)

Deurali, ABC Trek (3200 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in December.

Machapuchare Base Camp (3700 m)

About 3-4 hours from Himalayan Hotel
Expect typical high termperatures of about 6.2°C (43°F) and lows of about -9.8°C (14°F) in December.

Machapuchare Base Camp
Wed Dec 5 (day 6)

Annapurna Base Camp (4130 m)

About 2 hours from Machapuchre Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 3.6°C (38°F) and lows of about -12.4°C (10°F) in December.

Annapurna Base Camp
Thu Dec 6 (day 7)

Deurali, ABC Trek (3200 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.2°C (49°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in December.

Himalayan Hotel (2840 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.4°C (53°F) and lows of about -4.6°C (24°F) in December.

Himalayan Hotel
Fri Dec 7 (day 8)

Dobhan (Dovan) (2500 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.4°C (56°F) and lows of about -2.6°C (27°F) in December.

Bamboo (2310 m)

About 7-8 hours from Annapurna Base Camp
Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.5°C (58°F) and lows of about -1.5°C (29°F) in December.

Bamboo
Sat Dec 8 (day 9)

Sinuwa (2340 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 14.4°C (58°F) and lows of about -1.6°C (29°F) in December.

Chomrong (2210 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.1°C (59°F) and lows of about -0.9°C (30°F) in December.

Chomrong
Sun Dec 9 (day 10)

Jhinu Danda (1780 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.7°C (64°F) and lows of about 1.7°C (35°F) in December.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

About 3-4 hours from Landruk (trail descends steeply towards the river for an hour then after crossing the river there is a steep ascent for about 2-3 hours with Himalayan views passing through several small villages)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.4°C (62°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in December.

Ghandruk

Tadapani (2590 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ghandruk (trail climbs through forest)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.9°C (55°F) and lows of about -3.1°C (26°F) in December.

Mon Dec 10 (day 11)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

About 4-5 hours from Tadapani (after an initial steep descent the trail climbs through forests to Ghorepani)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in December.

Ghorepani
Tue Dec 11 (day 12)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

About 1-1.5 hours up and a half hour back down to Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.1°C (48°F) and lows of about -6.9°C (20°F) in December.

Poon Hill

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

About 5-6 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.3°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.3°C (38°F) in December.

Wed Dec 12 (day 13)

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 1-2 hours from Tikhedunga
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.3°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.3°C (43°F) in December.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.4°C (44°F) in December.

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 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in December.

Pokhara