Adventure Backpacking Trekking and Hiking Poon Hill Trek

Duration
08 Days
Destination
Nepal
Travellers
1+

Trekking in Nepal Himalayas Ghorepani Poon Hill

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
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Poon Hill Trek 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 passes 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 viewpoint 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 trek, you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountainscapes 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 Trek - 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.

What's included

Destination
Departure Location
Tribhuvan International Airport, Nepal
Return Location
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tour Start Date & Time
October 22, 2019 8:00 am View other Times
Price includes
  • Accommodation in Pokhara at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis
  • Accommodation in tea house or provided tents during the trek as mentioned in the trek type
  • Accommodation including breakfast at star HOTELS in Kathmandu
  • Airport transfers
  • Applicable TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) card and National Park permit
  • Government / Local taxes, Tourist service charge, guide / porter insurance and salary, general equipment, national park and conservation area fees
  • Highly experienced Government licensed guide and necessary porters during the trek
  • Kathmandu City Tour with an Experienced Tour Guide (Kathmandu Valley) depends on your time frame
  • Meals per day during the trek (breakfast, lunch & dinner) including the coffee and tea
  • Porter (2 clients: 1 porter)
  • Transportation to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu with deluxe tourist bus before and after the trip and Pokhara - Nayapul -Pokhara by private car.
  • Welcome or Farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs
Price does not include
  • Other International flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips to guide and driver
  • Visa arrangements

Trip Option:

  1. You can choose the trek starting point either from Kathmandu or Pokhara (If you start Poon hill trek from Kathmandu, you will take an early flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul then start the trek in the same day.)
  2. This trek could be done within 3, 4 and 5 Days depending on your itinerary.

Weather

Nearly all seasons are suitable for this trek except the monsoon months of July to mid-September, March and April will be a flowering season where one can be fascinated with wildflowers in full bloom especially the rhododendron flowers of various colors and species.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8
Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff receives you and then a short drive to the hotel within the heart of Kathmandu city, after refreshment our guide/leader will inform regarding trekking to Ghorepani Poon Hill- hotels –lodge on the route with do's and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

Day 2

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

Starting the adventure to Annapurna Base Camp trekking with an overland drive to Pokhara through Himalayan foothills, on reaching Pokhara transfer to respective hotels close to serene Lake Phewa with afternoon free for short strolls. (Options by Air 30 minutes flight to Pokhara).

Day 3

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 an overnight stop in the comfort of the nice local lodge after 3-4 hours of good walks.

Day 4

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

The 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 an overnight stop.

Day 5

Morning hike to Poon-Hill Trek to Ghandruk 1,750m via Tadapani - 08 hrs.

We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up Poonhill(3210m.). it is not necessary to take much with us as we return later to collect our main rucksacks. It is about one hour walking to get to Poonhill (3210m). You will see the best sunrise and magnificent view of the Himalayas like Annapurna South, Bahari Shikhar, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri ranges, Tukuche peak, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Lamjung Himal, Mt.Manaslu ranges, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and others mountains. After this unforgettable view, we come back to Ghorepani for breakfast.

Trek to Ghandruk. The hike starts with quite a steep uphill section to Deurali pass. It is a similar elevation to Poonhill. We will see all the mountains from here as well. After that, we hike down to Tadapani. We continue to hike to Ghandruk through the Baisi Kharka (Buffalo pasture).  Ghandruk is one of the biggest villages of Gurung people. There is the Gurung Culture Museum. We can go and see the way of life of the Gurung people. From this village, we can still see views of snow peaks. Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1939m, 6-7 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.

Day 6

Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara - 05 hrs.

If it is a clear morning we may see Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (fishtail) and Annapurna III very close. We have our breakfast with views. This day, we walk to Kimche from Ghandruk. It takes slowly 1 hours trek. From Kimche, we 3 hours drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at your Hotel in Pokhara.

Option: If you want to end this trek in Kathmandu same day, you will drive from Kimche to Pokhara airport and fly back to Kathmandu on the same day. And transfer to your Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 7

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 an afternoon free at leisure. (Options of flight back to Kathmandu).

Day 8

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 the airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

More about Nepal

Poon Hill Trek 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 passes 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 viewpoint 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 trek, you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountainscapes 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 Trek - 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.

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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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Poon Hill Trek

Duration
08 Days
Destination
Nepal
Travellers
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