Poon Hill Trekking

Duration
9 Days

Posted By
Mark Pines

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Participating in Poon hill trekking is the most exciting activity that is considered to be among one of the best short trekking in Nepal. It can be arranged both as a lodge trek and camp trek. The trekking route continues through Annapurna Foothills to the viewpoint on Poon Hill. Enjoy the panoramic views of Himalayas from the summit. Being a short and easy trek, it is the perfect family trekking. Best available accommodation is available in the hotels and lodges that are equipped with all modern amenities like hot and cold water, internet and electricity.
Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is best for first time trekkers. It does not involve risk of high altitude sickness as the maximum altitude is just 3200m.  Poon hill trekking route progresses through natural vicinities of picturesque Gurung villages and rhododendron and oak forest. Gurung ethnics are reputed all over the world for their bravery that they have shown during World War. Visit the Gurung Cultural Museum and enjoy homestay in Ghandruk. Get the close-up view of massive Annapurna Range and Fish Tail Peak dominating the skyline. Poon hill offers best sunrise view in Pokhara. In fact, this hill offers second best sunrise view in Nepal, the first being Kalapatthar viewpoint in Everest Region.
Mountain Hiking & Trekking ensures that you receive nothing but the best from your Ghorepani poon hill trekking. Come, make memories with us. You will be led by experienced Local Sherpa guides. Full consideration is given in maintaining the personal hygiene. Stroll leisurely with camera to capture memories while our porter will carry your luggage. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking itinerary has been designed by our trekking experts in a way to offer you with most of the fascinating places in majestic Annapurna region. Contact us soon for attractive offer on Poon hill trek cost.

Itinerary Outline
Day01: Kathmandu Arrival, Transfer to hotel (1300m)- Hotel
Day02: Kathmandu to Pokhara- Hotel (B/B)
Day03: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga 6hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m) 5hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day05: Ghorepani to Poonhill (3200m) to Tadapani (2630m) 5hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Day06: Tadapani to Ghandruk 6hrs- Homestay (B/L/D)
Day07: Ghandruk to Pokhara via Nayapul – Hotel (B/L/D)
Day08: Pokhara to Kathmandu- Hotel (B/B)
Day09: Departure (B)
Day01: Kathmandu Arrival, Transfer to hotel (1300m) – Hotel
After completing the visa and custom formalities, you will meet with our representative at Tribhuvan International Airport. You will be escorted through the busy street of Kathmandu to the three star hotel. After refreshment, you will be briefly informed about your 10days Mustang trekking package. Enjoy the sumptuous meal and have a pleasant stay.  

Day02: Kathmandu to Pokhara- Hotel (B/B)
Fly high above clouds with captivating views of Annapurna and other Mountains. 25minutes of mesmerizing journey will take you to Pokhara Airport. Pokhara which is often regarded as City of Lakes is the second largest city of Nepal. It is popular for being the gateway to remote Mustang region. Explore around Pokhara. Enjoy boating in Phewa Lake and visit the Barahi temple that is located at the middle of lake. Prepare the baggage for trek and stay overnight at hotel.  

Day03: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga 6hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Starting point for Poonhill trek is at Nayapul. It is located 42km far from Prithvi Chowk. The route continues along scenic Lumle village to Nayapul (1050m). Follow Modi River for an hour before walking through forest of blooming rhododendron to Birethanti. Half an hour of trek from Birethanti will take you to Tirkhedhunga.

Day04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m) 5hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Leave Tirkhedhunga and follow the uphill path for about 2hrs to reach Ulleri (2070m). Enter the Magar village of Banthanti. Enjoy the awe-inspiring views of Machhapuchhre Mountain (6997m), Hiunchuli Mountain (6441m) and Annapurna South Mountain (7219m).  Cross the river before climbing uphill to Nangethanti. Continue walking further to Ghorepani. Get mesmerizing views of Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I, Annapurna South and other mountains.

Day05: Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani (2630m) 5hrs- Lodge (B/L/D)
Get up along with an early wakeup call and trek to the base of Poonhill. An hour of climb will take you to Poonhill viewpoint. Enjoy the sunrise view over Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m), Annapurna I Mountain (8091m), Annapurna II Mountain (7937m), Annapurna III Mountain (7855m), Annapurna IV Mountain (7525m), Annapurna South Mountain (729m), Nilgiri Mountain (6940m), Tukuche Mountain (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other mountains. Return to hotel in Ghorepani for breakfast. Follow the lowering route to Tadapani village. Enjoy the views of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Fishtail and other mountains.

Day06: Tadapani to Ghandruk 6hrs- Homestay (B/L/D)
Leave Tadapani and traverse the verdant oak and rhododendron forest to the large Gurung village of Ghandruk. This beautiful village offers panoramic views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other Mountains. Homestay is available in Ghandruk. Enjoy warm hospitality from locals who welcome you with Khada (Tibetan scarf). Participate in traditional dance and take the taste of local dishes.

Day07: Ghandruk to Pokhara via Nayapul – Hotel (B/L/D)
Follow the descending trail. Enroute, get the views of Annapurna South, Fishtail, Gangapurna and Hiunchuli Mountains. Cross the rhododendron forest and move to Birethanti. Take brief descend and continue walking along Modi Khola to Nayapul. Catch a ride to Pokhara.

Day08: Pokhara to Kathmandu- Hotel (B/B)
You can either take 25minutes of Pokhara to Kathmandu flight or you can drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu. If you want to choose the land transportation, you need to follow Prithvi Highway. The route is scenic with views of Trishuli and Marsyangdi Rivers, wish- fulfilling Mankamana Temple and hills and terraces. 

Day09: Departure (B)
You will be escorted to Tribhuvan International Airport 3hrs before your departure time. We wish to see you again. Safe journey.
Start Date End Date Availability Price  
Cost Include
  • Land Transportation
  • Accommodation in best available hotel and lodges during trekking
  • Local seasonal fruits
  • Annapurna Area Trek Map (one in a group)
  • Government License Holder Guide with his insurance, salary and accommodation
  • Required number of porters with their insurance, salary and accommodation
  • Annapurna Conservation Entry Permits (ACAP Fees)
  • Government Taxes and Service Charge

Cost Exclude
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Personal Items
  • Personal Expenses
  • Alcoholic beverages, hot water, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet
  • Tips for guide, porters and driver (not compulsory)

Trip's Quick Facts

Duration: 9 Days
Seasons : Sep- Dec, Feb- May
Type: Easy
No. of Pax : Min. 1Pax

Trip Highlights

  • Typical Magar and Gurung village of Ulleri
  • Ghandruk Homestay
  • Sunrise and panoramic mountain views from Poon Hill
  • Spectacular views of Mt Dhaulagiri and Mt Annapurna range
  • Beautiful terraces with rice field and farm house
  • The natural Jhinu Danda hot springs

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