Poon Hill Trekking

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Package Duration : 10 Days
Trekking Duration : 06 Days
Grade : Easy

Region : Annapurna Region
Max-Altitude : 3,210 Meters
Seasons : Spring Autumn

Start Point : Kathmandu
End Point : Kathmandu
Accommodation : Tea House

Departure : Upon Request
No. of Person : Minimum 01 Person

Poon Hill Trekking Highlights

  • Superb wide angle of 360° views of snowcapped mountain range from Poon Hill 
  • A moderate country walk visiting traditional Gurung / Poon-Magar villages,
  • Pristine lovely rhododendron forests in the shade of high snowcapped peaks,
  • Fascinating views on ancient Trans-Himalayan Caravan route of Nepal / Tibet
  • Stunning sunrise views from Poon hill over chain of world highest mountains

Poon Hill Trekking  According to a recent survey by Modern Maturity (USA) Annapurna region has been recognized as one of the world’s best trekking trails. More than 40,000 tourists annually visit this area. The Annapurna trekking region consists of peaks Annapurna I, II, III, IV, those of Annapurna South peaks, Mt. Dhaulagiri and several other peaks.

The trek’s major highlights are the ancient mid-western salt route settlement of Manang, Thorong –La pass between Nepal and Tibet, Muktinath Temple and the deepest Gorge of world Kali Gandaki. Gateway to Annapurna trekking region is the famous city of Pokhara from where our Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek will begin.

This Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in the Annapurna foothills to the view point on Poon Hill offers all the best of Trekking in Nepal. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline.

At the climax of this Poon Hill trekking, you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.

Poon Hill Trekking - Ghandruk is one of the most popular Treks among all of the Trekking Routes in the whole of Nepal as well. It is categorized as a Soft Trek since you won't have to face too much of Extremism like extreme Cold, Snows all around in the pathway, Strong currents of Wind or any such things.

One thing that might trouble you is the Rainfall thus choose your Travelling season wisely so that any of such obstacles won't get a chance to bother your Trek. 

Outline Itinerary of Poon Hill Trekking

  • Day 01:  Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
  • Day 02:  Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive)
  • Day 03:  Drive to Nayapul 1,100m and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,450m.
  • Day 04:  Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 05:  Morning hike to Poon-Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,721m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 06:  Trek to Ghandruk 1,750m - 04 hrs.
  • Day 07:  Trek to Potana 1,900 m - 05 hrs.
  • Day 08:  Trek to Kande 1,460m and drive to Pokhara.
  • Day 09:  Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.
  • Day 10:  International departure homeward bound.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by our staff with warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with briefing regarding trekking, hotels, lodge on route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m - 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

Morning travel by tourist coach or in private vehicle depending upon the group size towards amazing Pokhara valley transfer to respective hotels close to beautiful Phewa Lake with afternoon free for short walks. (For flying option a 30 minutes flight to Pokhara).

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m begin trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,450m.

Morning 2 hours drive from Pokhara to start the trek from Nayapul following the old Nepal / Tibet Trans Himalayan Caravan passing farm villages Bhirtethati and Hille to reach at Tirkhedhunga for overnight stop in the comfort of nice local lodge after 3-4 hours of good walks.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m - 05 hrs walk.

Morning starts with a steep uphill climb to Ulleri village with grand views of Annapurna South and Mt. Machapuchare. From Ulleri walk gets better passing Bhanthati, Nagethati small villages, into enchanting rhododendron forested area to reach at Ghorepani Deurali for overnight stop.

Day 05: Morning hike to Poon-Hill trek to Tadapani 2,721m - 05 hrs.

Early morning hour hike up to Poon-Hill at 3,210m high for awesome panorama views of mountains with striking sunrise over array of peaks, from here walk to Tadapani through beautiful rhododendron forest with constant views of the mountains. This place in spring will be magic with wildflowers in the shade of high Annapurna Mountains.

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk 1,750m - 04 hours.

With stunning sunrise view from Tadapani, morning walk descends into cool forested area leading Ghandruk village, a large Gurung village around Annapurna region. Afternoon explore the village and Gurung museum or just relax and enjoy the views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli with majestic Mt. Machapuchare “Fish Tail”.

Day 07: Trek to Pothana 1, 900 m - 05 hrs.

Morning walk on downhill path to the bottom of the hills of Ghandruk and Landruk by the Modi River, on crossing a bridge with short climb reaching at Landruk village, from here walk leads on the winding trail through terraced farm fields and villages into cool forested area to reach at Pothana for last overnight in the high hills of Annapurna Himalaya.

Day 08: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.

Morning with super walk through Thulo Kharka also called Australian Camp a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest, with short break last hour walk an easy descend to Kande village on the Baglung-Pokhara highway for the an hour drive back to Pokhara after a wonderful time up in the high mountains.

Day 09: Drive of fly back to Kathmandu.

Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the mid hills of Annapurna area, then on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure. (Options of flight back to Kathmandu).

Day 10: International departure homeward bound.

Last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Annapurna & Pun Hill Panorama trekking, with time for international flight, our staff transfers you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Cost Includes:

  • All Transportation  
  • Meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and  tea.
  • Accommodation in tea house or provided tents during the trek as mentioned in the  trek  type.
  • Accommodation including breakfast at star HOTELS in Kathmandu.
  • Highly  experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek.
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary,  general equipment, national park and conservation area fees.
  • Kathmandu City Tour with an Experienced Tour Guide (Kathmandu Valley) depends  on your time frame.
  • Airport transfers.

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks throughout the trip.
  • Personal trekking gears and climbing equipment.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including Heli services and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

Fixed Departure Dates:

Trip DateAvailabilityPriceBook
09 May, 2017Open $ 600 Book
18 May, 2017Open $ 600 Book
27 May, 2017Open $ 600 Book
03 Jun, 2017Open $ 600 Book
09 Jun, 2017Open $ 600 Book
18 Jun, 2017Open $ 600 Book
27 Jun, 2017Open $ 600 Book
03 Jul, 2017Open $ 600 Book
09 Jul, 2017Open $ 600 Book
18 Jul, 2017Open $ 600 Book
27 Jul, 2017Open $ 600 Book
03 Aug, 2017Open $ 600 Book
09 Aug, 2017Open $ 600 Book
18 Aug, 2017Open $ 600 Book
27 Aug, 2017Open $ 600 Book
03 Sep, 2017Open $ 600 Book
09 Sep, 2017Open $ 600 Book
18 Sep, 2017Open $ 600 Book
27 Sep, 2017Open $ 600 Book
03 Oct, 2017Open $ 600 Book
09 Oct, 2017Open $ 600 Book
18 Oct, 2017Open $ 600 Book
27 Oct, 2017Open $ 600 Book
03 Nov, 2017Open $ 600 Book
09 Nov, 2017Open $ 600 Book
18 Nov, 2017Open $ 600 Book
27 Nov, 2017Open $ 600 Book
03 Dec, 2017Open $ 600 Book
09 Dec, 2017Open $ 600 Book
18 Dec, 2017Open $ 600 Book
27 Dec, 2017Open $ 600 Book

Personal Equipment

  • 3-4 season sleeping bag with hood
  • Thermo rest self-inflating pad or foam mat
  • Main luggage- Rucksack or Duffel
  • 30 - 40 liter Daypack- to carry water bottles, camera, lunch & extra clothing
  • Stuff sacks and plastic bags for keeping your gear dry and organized
  • Water bottles with a wide mouth
  • A pair adjustable trekking poles
  • Insulated plastic mug (optional)
  • Pocketknife Swiss army style (optional)
  • Toiletries bag for toilet paper, soap, saving items, tooth paste & toothbrush etc

Footwear:

  • Running shoes or sandals-to used in camp/ teahouse lodge
  • Hiking boots- good quality
  • Gaiters- a pair to use to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow or on wet ground
  • Woolen or Pile Socks-heavy weight wool to be worn over the liner socks
  • Liner Socks-smooth thin liner socks to reduce of getting blisters
  • Knee or ankles support pad

Clothing items for Trip

  • Gore-Tex pants and jacket with hood
  • Medium weight down jacket with hood
  • Light trekking trouser
  • Long sleeve light colored polypropylene shirts
  • Polar Tec fleece jacket
  • Thermal underwear for both top & bottom
  • Polar Tec fleece pant
  • Personal under garments
  • Quick dry type towel
  • Casual wears before after the trek

Hand Wear

  • Polypropylene liner gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Good quality mittens or gloves

Headwear

  • Warm woolen or fleecy hat/balaclava
  • Sun hat or cap with bandana for shading the neck
  • Bandana or scarf
  • Headlamp for use at night around the camp with extra batteries and spare bulbs
  • High quality sunglasses with 100% UV protection
  • Dust mask

Other Travel Accessories

  • Sunscreen and lip salve SPF 30 or above
  • Insect repellant
  • Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine)
  • Favorite snack items
  • Reading & writing materials, ipod and cards
  • Camera, memory card and extra battery
  • Passport photo copy & photos
  • Insurance certificate copy
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Baby wipes (optional)
  • Anti bacterial hand gel (optional)

Personal first aid kit pack

  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Antibiotics capsules
  • Imodium and anti amoebious, bacterial tablets
  • Blister treatment plasts
  • Dehydration solution
  • Analgesic- Paracetamol, aspirin
  • Anti cold tablets
  • Diclofenac gel
  • Bandages
  • Antiseptic cream & throat lozenges
  • Diamox for AMS
  • Sanitary pad (for women)
  • Ear & eye drop
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