Poon Hill Trek

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Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 9 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max. Altitude 3,210m.
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Trip Type Trekking
  • Accommodation Hotel/Teahouse Lodge
  • Transport Car/Flight
  • Best Season Autumn (Sept to late Nov) and spring (Feb to mid-May)

Poon Hill Trek - 9 Days Trekking Itinerary, Map and price

Annapurna Region of Nepal is one of the alluring destinations for adventure lovers and walking holiday lovers. Diversified nature and culture present one of the stupendous holiday moments which can be shared for generations to come. Ghandruk Ghorepani Trekking can be termed as natural and cultural excursion in the most scenic places on earth. Panoramic mountains and plethora of vegetations mainly colorful rhododendron forests creates effervescent trekking holiday. Trek to this magnificent model village Ghandruk and iconic sunrise viewpoint Poon Hill. Moderate walking yet endowing marvelous mountain vistas really worth every penny spent for the trip.

The journey of Ghandruk Ghorepani Trekking starts similar to Annapurna Base Camp Trekking or Poon Hill Trek. Walking starts after a bus drive from Pokhara to Nayapool. The trail along the Modi Khola is amazing as you can observe vegetations and listen to the chirping sounds of birds. After first camp at Tikhedhunga trekkers take steep uphill walking along the ridge towards Ghorepani. The scenery of panoramic mountain vistas like Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Neelgiri, Himchuli and others looks absolutely delightful. The trip from Poon Hill is towards Himalayan barren landscape. The scenery is totally based on Himalayan wilderness. Once the trekkers reach Annapurna Base Camp you can capture blissful moment of Nepal Trekking. Don’t forget to capture momentous tale of mountains and its vistas as seen majestically. Moreover, the trip return features natural hot water springs too near Jhinu. It is believed that the bathing in Jhinu natural water springs helps trekkers to revitalize trekkers’ soul and tired muscles. The time spent in Jhinu is the last day of trekking and you can enjoy trekking moments with trekking crew members with folk songs as well. Bus drive from Nayapool again takes trekkers to Pokhara. If you wish to do extended tour in Pokhara you can indulge in sightseeing around Pokhara as well.

Book the Poon Hill Trekking for the socio-cultural and natural experience while doing holiday up in the Himalayas. This is probably the most diversified trekking trail of Annapurna. Witness Himalayas near model village of Nepal and create prodigious moments of holidaying in Nepal.

Major Highlights

  • Himalayan sunraise viewpoint of Poon Hill
  • Gurung, Ghale and Magar Community Villages
  • Cultural Programs
  • Panoramic view of mountains
  • Delightful short trekking route
Itinerary
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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)

  • Max. Altitude: 1320m
  • Accommodation:Hotel

We take early tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.). One can view green hills, beautiful valleys and some mountain views on the way. It takes about 5-6 Hour drive.  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)

  • Max. Altitude: 914m
  • Accommodation:Hotel

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.

  • Max. Altitude: 1577m
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

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.

  • Max. Altitude: 2855m
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

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.

  • Max. Altitude: 2675m
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

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.

  • Max. Altitude: 1950m
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge

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)

  • Max. Altitude: 1990m
  • Accommodation:Hotel

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)

  • Accommodation:Hotel

After breakfast free time for last moment shopping or rest then drop you at the airport by private vehicle.

    Trip Map
    Poon Hill Trek map
    What's Included
    • Airport picks up and Droap by private car/van/bus.
    • Two night’s 3 star Deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu with free breakfast - Thamel Eco Resort or The address Kathmandu Hotel (on the arrival day and after the trekking). 
    • 2 night standard accommodation at Pokhara at Hotel third pole or Pokhara eco resort with free breakfast.
    • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
    • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus it takes about 6-7 hours.
    •  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.
    • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance show
    • 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 Travel insurance.
    • Food while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
    • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
    Useful Information

    Note: - Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free and customize your own.

    Accommodation:

    3-star accommodations in Kathmandu for 2 nights

    Tea house accommodations during the Trekking.

    What Our Clients Say
    • J
      Jing JingSingapore Oct 14, 2015
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      Beautiful Poon Hill Trek

      Greenery, clouds, hills, Mountains and waterfall everywhere what else we need to capture heavenly beauty. The way more beautiful that made our journey more comfort is the people human behavior. The beautiful culture, Tradition and food made us believe what true culture is. I would like you to feel its beauty. Please Visit when you are free.

    • M
      Mai OnoderaJapan Jun 24, 2009
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      Beautiful Poon Hill Trek

      Very Grateful for Welcome Nepal Treks for amusing us with beautiful package of Poon Hill Trek. Hope to be in touch in Next visit.