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Poon hill trekking

poon hill trekking short trek in Annapurna
Overview

Poon hill trekking highlights

  • Poon hill trekking offers Annapurna Himalayas within 160 deg angle from poon hill ridge.
  • Walking through cultivated fields, excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail & more.
  • Natural hot spring and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
  • Experience the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their local lives.

Poon hill trekking is located at an altitude in 3210 meter, a famous place to explore sunrise over the Annapurna range was worth every grueling step it took to get there. Poon hill station is an idle place to discover breathtaking mountain scenery & beautiful hill villages have made Ghorepani Poon Hill trek an all time popular short trek from Pokhara. We can walk through the forest of blooming colorful rhododendrons, bamboos and takes us through villages of Gurung and Magar ethnics. Mt. Annapurna 1st, 8th tallest mountains on earth is one of the most magnificent peaks in the world can be seen from Poon hill. Trek to < poon hill will be more interesting in spring as the whole forest along the trail turns red, pink and white with rhododendron flowers. This route is called also an mini Annapurna express trekking tour. Poon hill trekking can be done in any time through out the year.

Itinerary

Poon hill trekking detail itinerary

Our trek to Poon hill is a classical trek with 6 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular route is designed for globe trotters who wish to hike in a more relaxed manner than take a look this itinerary. However for travelers who wish to do Poon hill quickly but are walking with limited time wise than ask us for tailor made itinerary.

Day 1 Arrived at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about further programs.

Day 2 Drive to Pokhara city (1015 m), Transfer to hotel Fewa lake side, 7 hrs

We drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, transfer to Hotel for an overnight. During the tourist bus journey you will have beautiful landscapes on the way. If you are driving to Pokhara by Tourist bus / car, It takes around 7 hours however if you wish to fly paying (an extra airfare USD 75 each person) it takes only 25 minutes. In the afternoon you will be with your trekking Guide to Observe the Natural Beautiful Fewa lake of Pokhara.

Day 3 Drive to Nayapul (1050m), 1:30 hrs. Trek to Tikhedunga (1577m/5,157ft), 4 hours

After having breakfast at hotel we start our driving to Nayapul which takes approximately one and half hours. Then we conducts our journey to Tikhedhunga Via Birethanti (1065m.). It is easy trekking passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterwards we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 4 Trek to Ghorepani village (2675m)- 6 Hours

Today, we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. During the journey, you will see good view of Machhapuchhare known as mount Fish Tail (6997m.), mount Hiunchuli (6441m.) and as well as Annapurna (7219m) south. Now, our trail is quite easier passing through Rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final camp at Ghorepani village. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 5Hike to Poon Hill (3180m.), Trek to Tadapani hill (2650m/), 6 hours

Today very early in the morning, we hike together to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains in the morning then Hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m.). Most part of the trail we trek through Rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Day 6Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) – 5 Hours

From Tadapani, we descend through the forests while following the trail to Ghandruk—aka the biggest Gurung Settlement in the country. Take your time to explore the typical culture and lifestyle of ethnic Gurung people and interact with local people. Ghandruk also offers some of the magnificent views of mountains. Stay overnight at a local guesthouse.

Day 7Trek to Nayapool. Drive to Pokhara, 6 hours

From Ghandruk, we walk downhill trough the scenic route with views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail and Gangapurna Mountains. We will cross the forest of blooming rhododendron and reach Birethanti from where we will take the downhill walk and follow Modi Khola till we reach Nayapul from where we take a private car or Taxi to get Fewa lake side in 1 hour 30 minutes.

Day 8Drive to Kathmandu city

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at hotel.

Day 9Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.

Cost

How much does poonhill trek cost?

Poonhill trekking cost we offer you on USD 599.00 is standard trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost will be extra USD 110.00. In this price, we offer you Tourist Standard accommodation at our home stay located near by Thamel, Kathmandu and tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara Fewa lake side and of course the trip price will vary according to group size. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding bus reduces the trip expenses. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3 star category hotel deluxe air conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN) and 2 star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discount and attractive complimentary.

Cost Include:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool & Return to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.
  • A special gift from our company.

Cost Exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
Group join

We can organize private Poon hill trekking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Trip Date

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Price

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Feb 10, 2018 – Feb 19, 2018
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USD 599
Feb 20, 2018 – March 01, 2018
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USD 599
Feb 28, 2018 – Mar 10, 2018
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USD 599
March 10, 2018 – March 19, 2018
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USD 599
March 20, 2018 – March 29, 2018
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USD 599
March 25, 2018 – April 05, 2018
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USD 599
April 05, 2018 – April 14, 2018
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USD 599
April 20, 2018 – April 30, 2018
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USD 599
April 25, 2018 – May 05, 2018
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USD 599
May 05, 2018 – May 15, 2018
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USD 599
May 10, 2018 – May 20, 2018
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USD 599
May 15, 2018 – May 25, 2018
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USD 599
May 25, 2018 – June 05, 2018
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USD 599
June 01, 2018 – June 10, 2018
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USD 599

Sept 10, 2018 – Sept 19, 2018

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USD 599

Sept 15, 2018 – Sept 24, 2018

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USD 599

Sept 20, 2018 – Sept 29, 2018

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USD 599

Sept 30, 2018 – Oct 08, 2018

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USD 599

Oct 05, 2018 – Oct 14, 2018

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USD 599

Oct 10, 2018 – Oct 19, 2018

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USD 599

Oct 15, 2018 – Oct 24, 2018

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USD 599

Oct 17, 2018 – Oct 26, 2018

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USD 599

Oct 20, 2018 – Oct 29, 2018

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USD 599

Oct 25, 2018 – Nov 03, 2018

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USD 599

Oct 30, 2018 – Nov 08, 2018

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USD 599

Nov 05, 2018 – Nov 14, 2018

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USD 599

Nov 10, 2018 – Nov 19, 2018

guaranteed

USD 599

Nov 15, 2018 – Nov 24, 2018

guaranteed

USD 599

Nov 20, 2018 – Nov 29, 2018

guaranteed

USD 599

Nov 25, 2018 – Dec 03, 2018

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USD 599

Nov 30, 2018 – Dec 08, 2018

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USD 599

Dec 01, 2018 – Dec 09, 2018

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USD 599

Dec 05, 2018 – Dec 14, 2018

guaranteed

USD 599

Dec 10, 2018 – Dec 19, 2018

guaranteed

USD 599

Dec 20, 2018 – Dec 29, 2018

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USD 599

Guaranteed – Trip is Guaranteed to run.

Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ
Question: Is pick up service available if my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure !! If you provide us your flights details then you should do request then our representative will come to pick up you on Kathmandu international airport.


Question: Do I need experience to do poon hill trek?

Answer: Actually for this kind of trekking is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a light weight day pack. For this trekking if you have about little experience would be better.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on poon hill trekking?

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with cozy bed with nice mattress and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?

Answer: Guest house along the annapurna trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to next place where you are going.

Question: How do I get drinking water on poon hill short Trekking?

Answer: During the trekking route there are all places hotel and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in camp site/along the way.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera or other batteries on my trip?

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend to you bring extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on poon hill express trekking?

Answer: In this trekking route you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Poon hill trekking?

Answer: Not yet ! So, for the trekking routes you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards works only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of mis understanding. We will of course make every effort to accommodate last minute bookings.
And regarding the deposit, we prefer 20 % advance deposit of total price of the trip in order to conform your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on poon hill short trekking?

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porter carry maximum 25 kilo of your backpack which means 2 guest (12.5 kg luggage of each guest) : 1 porter basis.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to gradient, terrain and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances on each day, however you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

Question: Is poon hill and ghorepani trek same ? What about poonhill trekking

Answer: Yes ! Of course. Ghorepani trekking is also recognized as a poon hill trekking so do not confuse.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch / dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee and some drinks while you are on trek.

Note:

The above itineraries are subject to change due to condition beyond our control. This is a Guide line showing tentative camp night stops. Physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes this trip special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet; you just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in the quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

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Trip Price : USD 599 Per Person

    1. Trip Duration: 9 Days
    2. Trip Grading: Easy Grading
    3. Max Altitude: 3210m / 10,497 ft
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hrs
    5. Group-Size: 2-25 People
    6. Best Time: Oct -May
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House
    8. Meal on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    9. Transportation: Car/Plane/bus

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