Poonhill Annapurna Circuit Trek

Witness awe-inspiring sunrise views from Poon Hill

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Trip Overview

Embark on a transformative journey with Taktok Brothers on the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek, a truly captivating experience in the heart of the Annapurna Region. This trek promises adventure and fulfillment, offering breathtaking views of nature’s wonders. Immerse yourself in the beauty of lush vegetation, dense forests, diverse flora and fauna, meandering rivers and lakes, majestic glaciers, and cascading waterfalls. Encounter the rich tapestry of people and their traditional lifestyles, explore temples and monasteries, traverse hills and mountains, cross passes and gorges, and cross several suspension bridges over the Kali Gandaki and numerous other rivers.

The trek unveils awe-inspiring vistas of towering peaks, including Annapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, Pisang Peak, Thorong Peak, and more, forming a spectacular backdrop throughout the journey. These breathtaking landscapes will inspire and motivate you at every step.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek, inaugurated in 1977, has been a popular trail ever since. Starting from Besisahar, it takes you to Tilicho via Chame, Pisang, and Manang, leading to the challenging Thorong La Pass. Descend to Jomsom, Tatopani, and Pokhara, and conclude your adventure back in Kathmandu via vehicle or air transportation.

This trek introduces you to a rich tapestry of cultures and traditions. Encounter Hindu culture in some regions, while Sherpa/Buddhist culture prevails in others. Discover Thakalis in Tatopani, Tamangs in Chame and Pisang, Gurungs in Poonhill, Sherpas in Manang, and many more by the journey’s end.

Muktinath Temple, the “God of Salvation,” is a sacred heritage site attracting pilgrims from both Hindu and Buddhist communities. The water flowing from 108 taps in the outer courtyard is considered sacred.

Another highlight is the Barge Monastery in Manang, sacred to the Sherpas and the largest monastery in the region.

Ecosystem and Vegetation in Annapurna Circuit Trail

The trek showcases a diverse ecosystem, transitioning from tropical to freezing alpine zones. Walk through villages with rice paddy fields, ascend into dense green forests with blooming Rhododendrons, and traverse barren rocky lands. The Annapurna Conservation Area offers the chance to encounter wildlife, with the possibility of spotting Snow Leopards and Blue Sheep. Marvel at the apple farms in the Mustang and Manang valleys.

The Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake is the ideal adventure to experience this remarkable diversity.

Best Season to Trek in the Annapurna Circuit

Optimal trekking periods are March to May and September to early December. Monsoons and winters present challenging conditions. Monsoons bring the risk of landslides and floods, while winters result in lodge closures due to extreme temperatures. To capture the beauty of snow-capped mountains, vibrant blossoms, and glacial lakes, choose to trek between March to May or September to early December.

At Taktok Brothers, we guarantee the best value for your investment. Enjoy top-notch services in terms of food, logistics, and accommodation. Join us for an unforgettable adventure on the Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake and Poonhill Trek.

  • Season
    Spring, Autumn
  • Destination
    Annapurna Region
  • Duration
    16 Days
  • Altitude
    5416 m
  • Groups
    1-15 Peoples
  • Walk per day
    5-6 Hours


Upon arrival, our representative will greet you at the airport. After completing airport formalities, you'll be transferred to your hotel where you can relax and rest, preparing for the upcoming trek.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals N/A
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Embarking on our journey, we drive to Besisahar via a private jeep, relishing the scenic beauty along the way. Passing through hilly landscapes, roadside hotels, waterfalls, and glimpses of snow-capped mountains, we reach Besisahar for an overnight stay.

  • Altitude 760m
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

Continuing our journey, we head to Chame, the district headquarters of Manang District. Traveling amidst green forests and enjoying views of the Lamjung Himal and Annapurna peaks, we reach Chame for a cozy lodge stay and authentic dinner.

  • Altitude 2670m
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

With awe-inspiring views of Annapurna Massif, our trek towards Pisang begins. Exploring Paungda Danda Rock Face and steep valleys, we arrive at Pisang for a relaxing lodge stay

  • Altitude 3190m
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

The trek continues to Manang, passing Tibetan settlements and immersing in the Buddhist culture. The next day is dedicated to acclimatization, visiting the Barge Monastery and hiking to Gangapurna Lake, indulging in the breathtaking views of surrounding peaks.

  • Altitude 3540m
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

After acclimatizing in Manang, we trek to Tilicho Base Camp. The journey offers challenging trails and scenic views as we reach the base camp for an overnight stay.

  • Altitude 4600m
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Early morning hike to Tilicho Lake, the highest lake. Enjoy the serene beauty before descending to Lethdar for overnight rest.

  • Altitude 4949m
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Heading towards Thorong High Camp, we prepare for the challenging Thorong La Pass and acclimatize for the following day.

  • Altitude 4800m
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Accomodation Lodge/Teahouses

Starting early, we conquer Thorong La Pass, the highest point. Descending to Muktinath, we visit the sacred temple and relax at a lodge.

  • Altitude 5416m
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

Relax at the natural hot water springs in Tatopani, indulging in their therapeutic benefits. Enjoy dinner and lodge accommodation.

  • Altitude 1200m
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

A challenging trek through lush forests brings us to Ghorepani. Enjoy stunning mountain views and rest overnight at a lodge.

  • Altitude 2850m
  • Meals B/L/D
  • Accomodation Hotel/Lodge

An early hike to Poon Hill for panoramic sunrise views, followed by a trek to Ulleri and a jeep ride to Pokhara for a luxurious hotel stay.

  • Altitude 3210m
  • Meals Breakfast and Lunch
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

A leisure day to enjoy Pokhara's attractions and activities.

  • Altitude 822m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Return to Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel, and a farewell dinner in the evening.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Farewell Dinner
  • Accomodation 3-5 Star Hotel

Transfer to the airport for your departure.

  • Altitude 1400m
  • Meals Breakfast
  • Accomodation N/A


  • Airport transfer costs
  • All land transportations
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast (twin bed sharing)
  • Accommodation in Pokhara with bed and breakfast
  • Costs associated with the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • Fees related to the Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS card).
  • Experienced trekking guide
  • One porter assigned for every two members to transport the luggage.
  • Insurance, meals, transportation, and daily compensation for the guide and porter.
  • Three full-course meals and lodging during the trek
  • Nepal government taxes


  • Airfare for international flights.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee must be paid at the Airport Terminal.
  • Entry fees for monuments in Kathmandu and Pokhara are applicable if you choose to visit any such places.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara are not provided to allow flexibility in food choices.
  • Travel or medical insurance and Emergency Evacuation are not part of the package.
  • Expenses of a personal nature, such as telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, cold drinks, etc.,
  • Mineral water and boiled water.
  • Personal trekking equipment .
  • Drone permit charges are.
  • Additional charges apply for baggage exceeding 15kg.
  • Any expenses incurred for early departure are the responsibility of the traveler.
  • Tips for the guide and porter.
  • Charging camera/cell phone batteries during the trek.
  • Any expenses not mentioned in the Cost Inclusions section are the responsibility of the traveler.

Trip Notes

Here are some important considerations for your expedition with Taktok Brothers:

  1. Documentation:
    • Always carry two copies of your passport and photos.
    • Ensure you have any necessary medications with you.
  2. Packing Tips:
    • Keep your luggage as light as possible, bringing only essential items.
    • Carry a convenient water bottle.
    • Use a side bag to secure valuable items such as your phone, camera, and money.
  3. Clothing:
    • Pack lightweight, fine cotton clothes suitable for Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  4. Caution:
    • Avoid wearing jewelry and bringing other valuables on the trek.
  5. Wildlife and Plants:
    • Maintain a safe distance from animals and wild plants.

These guidelines aim to enhance your expedition experience with Taktok Brothers.

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Our client reviews

Lisa Ligina

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers made my trek in Nepal an unforgettable experience. The entire trip, from planning to execution, was seamless. The team’s deep understanding of the local culture added a unique layer to the adventure. If you want an authentic trekking experience, Taktok Brothers are the ones to go with!

David De-Gia

November 5, 2023

My trek with Taktok Brothers was a dream come true. The staff’s passion for the mountains and their commitment to responsible tourism shone through at every step. I’ll cherish the memories of this journey, and I’m already planning my next adventure with them.

Maria D-Closk

November 5, 2023

I can’t say enough good things about Taktok Brothers! Their attention to safety and the overall well-being of their clients is commendable. The trek was challenging yet rewarding, and I always felt in good hands. If you’re looking for a trekking company in Nepal, these guys are the real deal.

James Cook

November 5, 2023

Taktok Brothers provided a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal. Their guides are not only experts in the trails but also wonderful companions. We trekked through remote villages and breathtaking scenery, and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. This company comes highly recommended!

Sarah James

November 5, 2023

I had an incredible trekking experience with Taktok Brothers! From the moment I arrived in Nepal, their team took care of every detail. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and made the trek enjoyable. The stunning landscapes and cultural experiences made this trip unforgettable. I highly recommend them for your next adventure!

Luis Stitzinger

November 5, 2023

I am aware that even though being a mere entity in this cosmic drama, I have braved plethora of hardships and have languished at the other side of the rainbows.

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