Poon Hill Trek

4 Days

Trekking in Nepal is the most popular tourist activity. If you have limited time and looking for a taste of the Himalayas, then our 4 day Poon Hill Trek will introduce you to Nepal’s most popular Annapurna trekking region: Annapurna Himalaya; its friendly people and unique culture.

The scenery on this 4 days Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, changes from lowland terraced fields to magnificent forests of pine, oak and rhododendron. This Poon Hill Trek can be tackled throughout the year. Mountain views improve as you climb higher and the early morning sunrise from Poon Hill is breathtaking.

This Annapurna easy trek is suitable for anyone, including children and with reasonable fitness level. The highest point in Poon Hill is just over 3,210m/10,530ft and so there is no chance of being affected by altitude sickness.

The popular lake city of Pokhara is the gateway to this trek and can be reached from Kathmandu by 25 min short flight.

Overview

Trekking in Nepal is the most popular tourist activity. If you have limited time and looking for a taste of the Himalayas, then our 4 day Poon Hill Trek will introduce you to Nepal’s most popular Annapurna trekking region: Annapurna Himalaya; its friendly people and unique culture.

The scenery on this 4 days Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, changes from lowland terraced fields to magnificent forests of pine, oak and rhododendron. This Poon Hill Trek can be tackled throughout the year. Mountain views improve as you climb higher and the early morning sunrise from Poon Hill is breathtaking.

This Annapurna easy trek is suitable for anyone, including children and with reasonable fitness level. The highest point in Poon Hill is just over 3,210m/10,530ft and so there is no chance of being affected by altitude sickness.

The popular lake city of Pokhara is the gateway to this trek and can be reached from Kathmandu by 25 min short flight.

Outline Itinerary

Day Program Elevation
1 Kathmandu – Pokhara by Flight will take 25 minture – Drive to Nayapul – Tikhedhunga – Drive (45 km): 5-6 hrs trek, 10 km 1495m
2 Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani : 5-6 hrs, ~11km 2850m
3 Walk up Poon hill . Ghorepani – Hile – Pokhara : 6-7 hrs, ~12 km and 2½ hr drive 3210m-884m
4 Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (6-7 hrs): 220km 1440m

Itinerary

Early morning, transfer to Kathmandu’s domestic airport and fly to Pokhara. Then, drive along the zigzag route to Nayapul where we commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous riverside village at the confluence of the Modi and Bhurungdi Kholas (streams). We hike up to Sudame along the off road and then climb gradually up the side of the valley, Tikhedhunga.
Overnight in Tikhedhunga at Lodge.

After breakfast, our pleasant trekking begins through rhododendron and oak forests. The scenery will give you the energy to continue up the steps as you immerse yourself in the walk. After a few hours and with several breaks we reach Ghorepani. Upper Ghorepani (Deurali) where we stay in this trip, offers fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Himalayas.

Overnight in Ghorepani at Lodge.

Make a pre-dawn start for the 45 minute walk up Poon hill (3,210m/10,530ft); through rhododendron forest. From the grassy top of the hill there is an unobstructed panoramic view of the high Himalayas stretching from far western Dolpo, and Dhaulagiri (8,172m/26,812ft), the Annapurna Range in the north, including Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) and on to Manaslu (8,163m/26,783ft) in the northeast. To the south, the mist slowly rises from the flatlands towards India. After countless photographs, walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then retrace your steps on the easier and faster down route to Hile (trail head). Then, 2 ½ hrs off road drive to Nayapul to Pokhara by jeep/taxi. Rest of day free.

After breakfast, transfer to Tourist bus station and 07:30am drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. This scenic drive offers fascinating glimpses of rural Nepal as you pass through Middle Hill scenery along the famous rafting Trishuli River originated from Tibet north east of Kathmandu. Arrive Kathmandu 02:30 to 03:00pm.

Price Includes

  • All government taxes and Annapurna conservation entry fees.
  • TIMS CARD (Trekking Information Management System).
  • Required number of experienced English speaking guides and support staff (we pay for their daily wages, insurances, trekking equipment, food and accommodation).
  • 05 days porter wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 05 days guide wages and his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • Rescue arrangement in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • 03 nights Lodge accommodation during the trek on tea house services.
  • 01 Night Hotel in Pokhara
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu via Tourist Bus
  • Necessary ground transportation depending upon your request (via tourist bus or private vehicle).
  • Trekking Ending Point to Pokhara
  • Domestic Airfare (Kathmandu to Pokhara)
  • Pokhara– Nayapul –Tikhedhunga by local Transport
  • Trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag (we provide these if necessary).
  • Trekking maps.
  • Rubbish disposal.
  • PNT service charge and government taxes.

Price Exclude

  • All meals in Kathmandu - Pokhara and during trekking
  • Hotel stay in Kathmandu.
  • Tips to guides and support staff.
  • Additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies, such as ground transportation & Heli recue/medical/hospitalization. Medical etc).
  • Your International flight ticket airfare
  • Energetic chocolate/energy drinks/alcohol/mineral water/cigarettes/packing food snacks etc
  • Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc).
  • Personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as Laundry/WIFI on trek/phone call
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Nepal entry visa fees which can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport
  • Sightseeing tour and All the entrance fees of temple in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned herein

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Poon Hill Trek