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Poon Hill Trekking

Poon Hill Trekking

Poon Hill Trekking
5Days into the Essence of the Annapurna Mountains

 

Is your time short for your Nepal holiday? You want to see the snowcapped peaks of the Himalayas but don’t have a lot of time? Then the Poon Hill Trek is the perfect one for you. It features just five days of trekking into some of the most spectacular scenery in the Himalayas.

The Poon Hill Trek is a very popular excursion because of its awesome beauty. The highlight for everyone is standing atop of Poon Hill and watching the most spectacular sunrise on the planet! Each morning, the sun makes its awesome appearance over the world as it majestically rises above the mountains, turning the snowcapped peaks from grey to pink and finally a brilliant white as the sun rises higher and higher in the dark blue Himalayan skies.

The Poon Hill Trek is only five days of actual trekking, but what an incredible five days it is! All along the way, you see some of the most incredible peaks in the world, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (elev. 8,167 m) and Annapurna I (8,091 m), which are the 7th and 10th highest mountains in the world, respectively. There are also views of other snowcapped peaks, which includes Mt. Nilgiri (elev. 7040 m); Mt. Annapurna II (elev. 7,937 m), Mt. Annapurna III (elev. 7,555 m), Dhampus Peak (elev. 6,012 m), Machhapuchhre (a/k/a Fishtail Mountain, elev. 6,998 m) and Mt. Lamjung Himal (elev. 6,986 m) plus many more. There is probably no greater collection of snowcapped peaks anywhere in the world as there is in the Annapurna Region.

The Poon Hill Trek takes you through impressive villages that belong to the Gurung people who have farmed this difficult land for centuries. There are many other ethnic groups that you will encounter, each with their own culture, language and traditions. But what they all have in common is their friendly hospitality and the way they will make you feel welcomed as you enter their traditional homes and villages. 

The Pooh Hill Trek is a moderately easy trek with a maximum elevation of 3.220 meters at Pooh Hill for your outstanding sunrise experience. It will give you a true taste of the mountains of Nepal.

Part of the trip will include one day of sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley were you will visit several the UNESCO World Heritage sites which the Kathmandu Valley is famous for.

The Poon Hill Trek is an enchanting trek that will make your Nepal holiday an event you will talk about for years to come. Your representative at Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks will make this trip a reality for you. Be sure to talk to your representative at Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks today to learn more about the Poon Hill Trek as well as other exciting treks and adventures in Nepal and Bhutan.

Poonhill Trekking - Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1400m.)

Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara (910m.)

Day 03: Pokhara - Tikhedhunga (1495m.)

Day 04: Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani (2850m.)

Day 05: Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3210m.) – Tadapani (2520m.)

Day 06: Tadapani - Ghandruk (1950m.)

Day 07: Ghandruk - Pokhara (1910m.)

Day 08: Pokhara – Kathmandu

Day 09: Departure

Note:
The above program can be tailor made as per request, We can customize Poon Hill Trekking only in 7 days by using both way flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara. We can adjust the program as per the time and interest such as we can add Rafting, Chitwan National Park, Paragliding in Pokhara, jeep flyer, Mountain flight in Kathmandu and many more. Please do not hesitate to write us your interest; we will make the itinerary to suites your needs to make the difference. 

Poonhill Trekking - Cost Included

Accommodation as per Different standard of your choice in City and simple lodge or Tented Camp at Trekking. English Speaking Trekking Guide & porter. All the ground transportation as per Group Size & standard of Tour/Trek starting to end of Tour or Trek. Every day 3Meals Trekking portion. (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), Camping Trek Our Cook prepare & Tea House Trek will provide on local Lodge. All fees on Trek.

Cost Excludes

All the expenses of personal nature, drinks, lunch and dinner city portion, tipping, all the Delay due to weather, situation beyond our control Nepal Visa, (USD30 for 15days multiple) and Airport Tax etc.

Poon Hill Trekking - Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu (1400m.)
Upon onset in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by our representative at the airport and then s/he will transfer you to hotel. You will be briefly explained about your tour and check in to the Hotel. Free afternoon at Hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara (910m.)
After breakfast, you head off from Kathmandu and driving for 6- 7hours to reach Pokhara by tourist bus, or private car depends on the size of your group. You will be passing through attention-grabbing scenery of river and countryside. On the other hand, you may fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu which takes only half an hour. Free afternoon on your own for boating at beautiful Fewa Lake, take a easy walk along the Lake side area. Overnight Htoel.


Day 03: Pokhara - Tikhedhunga (1495m.)
Today you will drive to Nayapul (50km.) in an hour from Pokhara after having your breakfast. Then, begin trekking for 20 minutes to reach Birethati. Birethati is a prosperous settlement at the side of the Modi River. You will now trek to Hille and move to a big Magar Village recognized as Ulleri. From Ulleri the path crosses the river and subsequently ascends steeps. Trekking for 3 to 4 hours, you will stay at Guest House .

Day 04: Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani (2850m.)
From Tikhedhunga, you move ahead coming across the suspension bridge over Bhurungdi Khola. The path climbs tenderly all the way through grazing land and cultivated fields; pass through rhododendron and oak forests after that get to to Nangethanti. You can have rest and have lunch there. Tonight at guest house after trekking for 5 to 6 hours.

Day 05: Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3210m.) – Tadapani (2520m.)
Today you start trekking early in the morning to reach at Poon Hill (3210m.) which will reward you with arresting peak views and striking sunrise view over those Himalayas. After an hour, you move down to Ghorepani. Now, you trek for 4-6 hours to Tadapani. Tadapani actually means water at distant. The track climbs next to ridges and all the way through rhododendron and pine jungles to arrive at Deurali. You move down to reach Banthanti, prior to twisting your route to Tadapani. Overnight guest house.

Day 06: Tadapani - Ghandruk (1950m.)
From Tadapani, you descend for 4 hours today after having breakfast. You move on to reach large Gurung village called Ghandruk. It is the most attractive ethnic Gurung community in Nepal. Also, it has tremendous close -up sight of Annapurna South, Himalchuli and Machhapuchhre. Tonight at guest House.

Day 07: Ghandruk - Pokhara (1910m.)
Today is the last day of this trek. After taking your breakfast, you walk for about 4 to 5 hours and then take bus back to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, day is all yours. You can either go around Pokhara or take rest. Overnight Hotel.

Day 08: Pokhara – Kathmandu
Drive or fly back to Kathmandu. Free afternoon on your own, look around the city, last minute shopping or hang around. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 9: Departure
Today is the last day of your holiday in Nepal. We will transfer you to Airport.

TripDuration: 5days                                                                                                                                            
Country: Nepal (Annapurna region)
Trip Start from: Kathmandu
Trip Ends at: Kathmandu
Total Nights in Kathmandu: 3 nights
Total Nights in Pokhara: 2 nights
Trip Grade: Easy- Moderate
Per day walking/Hiking: 4- 7 hrs
Minimum Group Size: from 1 Person & above
Activities: Trekking, Hiking & Cultural plus religious Tour
Maximum High Altitude: 3200 m at POONHIL
Meals during Trip:  Breakfast in Cities & all meals during Trekking
Accommodation during Trip: Hotel, lodge (tea house)
Mode of Transportation:  Private Comfortable Car/van/Hiace & domestic Flights
Best Travel season: Mid September- March- May, Sept-Dec
Trip Route: Kathmandu- Pokhara - Ghorepani- Poon Hill- Ghandruk - Pokhara - Kathmandu

Clothing and equipments

Certain basic trekking equipment is essential on all routes we described in this site. Depending on the area and season, we will provide you with a comprehensive list of necessities. Here is some recommended Equipments List for trekking in Nepal.

Clothing

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots. If new one is being bought, “walk then in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

A pair of track shoes. To wear in the camp at night or when the boot is wet.

3. Jacket

Warm jacket. Fiber fills or down should be adequate. This is especially necessary during winter from December to February. A rainproof jacket with hood or a poncho. Get the one that is guaranteed waterproof.

4. Shirt and Sweaters

Woolen shirts and thick sweaters. During winter months, December through February these items are essential. Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. 1 lightweight long sleeved -shirt is particularly suitable for avoiding sun burn.

5. Trousers

A pair of lightweight/ heavy weight trousers. Jeans are unsuitable to wear on treks. Cheap loose cotton pants are available in Kathmandu. Heavyweight trousers are useful higher up in the mountains in the morning and at night. Windproof/ waterproof trousers are necessary on all treks going above 10.00ft.

6. Underwear

Thermal underwear. These are excellent to sleep in at night in the winter months thermal underwear are quite invaluable.

7. Tracksuit

A tracksuit useful for wearing in camp and in the tent. 2 pair of loose fitting long shorts/ skirts.

8. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry it yourself this may be synthetic or down, but it must be 4 season. As most treks pass through a variety of climatic conditions, a long zip is a good idea. A cotton/fleece liner helps keep your sleeping bag clean. Good sleeping bags are expensive but can be rented easily in Kathmandu (Only for treks starting and finishing there)

9. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor suncream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.

10. Personal First Aid Kit

You should have your own supply of plasters, aspirin, diarrhea tablets and also a comprehensive blister kit. (Please do not give medicines to local people without consulting the trek leader.)

11. Hat/ Glove/ Sandle/ Shocks/ Underwear

a) A woolen hat to wear in the morning and at night. During winter it is an essential item.
b) A sunhat and ensure it has a wide brim to cover the face and neck.
b) A pair of gloves. Leather with lining and woolen are best. c) 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in camp.
d) 4 pairs of thin and 4 pair of thick woolen socks.
e) Underwear” normal quantity and swimming costume, hankies.

Equipments and Accessories

a) Duffle bag or kit bag to carry to gear while trekking
b) Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirement for the day e.g. toilet items, camera, film towel, soap, a boot etc.
c) Water bottle.
d) Snow glasses and sunglasses
e) 2-4 large plastic bags to separate clean clothes from dirty ones.
f) 6 -10 smaller plastic bags to dispose garbage.
g) Wallet and /or money belt with compartment for coins.
h) Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can buy in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.
i) Small headlamp and/ or torch with spare batteries and bulbs
j) candles and lighter to burn toilet paper.
k) Snow gaiters essential during wither and all treks going over at other times.
l) An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful to as a sunshade and useful when it rains.
m) Reading materials, camera and film, game items (optional), note book, rubber band, pen and pencil, envelopes, a diary, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars (optional), a small pillow or headrest (optional). Thermoses (optional)- an inflatable sleeping mat, trekking map, adequate quantities of passport photograph

Trip Photos

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