9 Days Budget PoonHill Trek

FromUS$ 500 per person
Trip Details
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Grade: Easy
  • Trip Type: Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Accommodation: Lodge Trek [Tea House]
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus
  • Elevation: 3210m (Poonhill)
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9 Days Budget PoonHill Trek

Annapurna Region is one of the most desired and gorgeous regions of Nepal. The ultimate epitome of beauty lies in the landscapes of Annapurna. Having various options of trekking packages, Ghorepani PoonHill Trek in the Annapurna Region is a top pick. The customized PoonHill Trek with a little less budget favorable for all the budget travelers is named as Budget PoonHill Trek. It has taken the whole trekking of Nepal by storm. You do not need to compromise in the quality and services. Everything you experience in the budget Ghorepani PoonHill Trek is top-notch and will be lively in your memories forever. And with the option of 9 Days Budget PoonHill Trek, everything gets even more exciting. Budget PoonHill Trek is one of the most popular cost-effective treks in Nepal. PoonHill is an incredible viewpoint located at 3200m from where you get to witness the best sunrise you have ever seen. On your journey, you get to check out the magnificent scenery of mountains such as Annapurna South, Everest, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, and many more. It is the best natural and cultural excursion of the scenic places in the Annapurna Region. The soothing air and the refreshing walking experience enlightened by the mesmerizing sight of the mystic Himalayas is truly a must-have experience in life. The exploration of the lush forests brightened by the rhododendron flowers makes your time and money worth it.

The journey starts from an early bus drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. On the way, you get to see green valleys, beautiful mountains, and flowing rivers. Pokhara is the queen of cities and a tourist hub. You can enjoy boating, roaming at night, caves visit, and many more. After a bus drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, the trek formally starts. The four and a half hour trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga prepares you for the remainder of the trek which is truly enticing. The serene uphill walk with the gorgeous view of the mountain vistas like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Neelgiri, and Himchuli leads to Ghorepani. Reaching Ghorepani quite takes a toil. The remaining journey of the PoonHill Budget Trekking  is even more delightful. The five and a half hour trek from Ghorepani leads to PoonHill and then to Tadapani. As already mentioned, the morning sunrise view from PoonHill on the face of the mountains is indeed the main highlight of the 9 Days Budget PoonHill trek. Along the way, the glorious sight of mystic mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, and other snow-capped mountain peaks boosts your energy level to trek like a maniac. You can enjoy your time to the fullest. If lucky, you also get to see many animals and birds. The deep forests of rhododendron, bamboo, and oaks give you the rainforest vibes that too in Nepal. Sounds fascinating, right?

The 9 Days Budget PoonHill Trek is not only about your interaction and relation with nature. But, it also helps you get closer to the local people. Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk is the easiest phase in the overall budget trek. The trek through the rhododendron forests with the amazing chirping of birds leads you to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village having a handicraft center and museum. You get to interact with the Gurungs in Ghandruk and enjoy the cultural Gurung program at night. From Ghandruk also, you get an amazing opportunity to check out the incredible mountain views. In all those trekking days, you get to overnight at tea house lodge. It is really a new experience for new travelers. You have to trek back to Nayapul, and then a bus drive from Nayapul leads to Pokhara. The drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus via Damauli, Dumre, Muglin, and Kurintar leads you to the capital. You can have the best fish dish in Nepal in Malekhu. All and all, the total amazing moments in the Budget PoonHill Trek are based on the Himalayan wilderness, exciting walk, and interaction with nature. The amazing socio-cultural and natural experience in the Annapurna Region can be the 9 Days Budget PoonHill Trek. Witness the true epitome of beauty of the Himalayas and the natural resources. Interact firmly with the local people during your journey, and make every moment spent with them mesmerizing. The best thing about the 9 Days Budget PoonHill trek is that you get to squeeze out every good thing of the Annapurna Region in a limited budget with the best quality service possible.

So, Come over to the trekkers’ paradise known as Nepal and revitalize your mind and body. Because life is meant to be lived and not to remain confined in a working room for the rest of life. Annapurna Region waits for your sweet visit.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1320m)
  • Day 02: Kathmandu (1320m) to Pokhara (914m.)
  • Day 03: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1577m)
  • Day 04: Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2855m.)
  • Day 05: Ghorepani to Poonhill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.)
  • Day 06: Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.)
  • Day 07: Ghandruk (1950m.) to nayapul then Pokhara (1990m.)
  • Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 09: Departure.

What’s Included

  • Airport picks up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Two night’s deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking). 3 night standard accommodation at Pokhara.
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
  •  By car from Pokhara to trek starting point and trek ending point to Pokhara.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel
  • Insurance company.
  • Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP) permits.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • First aid medical kit.
  • Duffle bag if necessary.
  • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges

What’s not Included

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  • Your Travel insurance.
  • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks.
  • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
  • Day 01Arrival at Kathmandu (1320m)Pick up from airport, check in hotel, hang around in Kathmandu thamel at the main tourist place. Overnight at 3 star hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or Skyline Hotel)
  • Day 02Kathmandu (1320m) to Pokhara (914m.) We take early tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.). One can view green hills, beautiful valleys and some mountain views on the way. Pokhara is regarded as tourists’ paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples, etc. One can have pleasure to observe views of Phewa Taal (lake), Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Overnight at 3 star hotel (Hotel City INN or Hotel Third Pole)
  • Day 03Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1577m)We start our trek from Nayapul (1050m.). We would drive up to Nayapul from Pokhara. From Nayapul, we would trek to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours. Overnight at tea house lodge.
  • Day 04Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2855m.) We trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.). Today we could ascend down gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, one could see majestic view of Machhapuchhre (6997m.), Huinchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna South (7219m.). Overnight at Ghorepani at tea house lodge.
  • Day 05Ghorepani to Poonhill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.) Today we trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.). We cover the distance within five and half hours of normal trek. Early morning, we start our trip to Punhill (3180m.) 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.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and numerous other snowcapped mountain peaks. Having breakfast at Ghorepani, trek to Tadapani (2650 m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, one can observe waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, birds and green valleys. Overnight at Tadapani at tea house lodge.
  • Day 06Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.). Comparatively, today is the easiest trek of all days. One has to trek through the forests of Rhododendron and oak One could hear soothing chirp of birds on the way. This trek is also offers best alternative for birds lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you could observe good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Ghandruk village is listed in World Heritage Site. Overnight at Ghandruk. In the evening, typical Gurung Cultural program will be organized on demand. At tea house lodge.
  • Day 07Ghandruk (1950m.) to nayapul then Pokhara (1990m.) Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Nayapul (1990m.). Now the rest of the trail descends gently down to Dhampus passing through Pothana village (1900m.). Then drive back to Pokhara from nayapul Overnight at 3 star hotel (Hotel City INN or Hotel Third Pole)
  • Day 08Pokhara to Kathmandu Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. After a normal drive of seven hours, we reach Kathmandu. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable Car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. One can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at 3 star hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or Skyline Hotel)
  • Day 09Departure. After breakfast free time for last moment shopping or rest then drop you at the airport by private vehicle.