Poon Hill Trekking

5/5

$900
Per Person

Overview

 5 Days into the Soul of the Annapurna Mountains

When you have limited time in Nepal but you want to see the snow capped peaks of the Himalayas, then the Poon Hill Trek is perfect for you. It features just five days of trekking into some of the most spectacular scenery in the Himalayas.

The Pooh Hill Trek is a moderately easy trek with a maximum elevation of 3.220m at Pooh Hill. It will give you a true taste of the mountains of Nepal.

The five days of trekking will be wonderful. Through your trek, you will 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. You will also see 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 (aka. Fishtail Mountain, elev. 6,998 m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (elev. 6,986 m) and many more. There is probably no greater collection of snowcapped peaks anywhere in the world as in the Annapurna Region.

The highlight of this trek is watching the most spectacular sunrise on the planet! Every morning, the sun makes its awesome appearance as it majestically rises above the mountains, turning the snow capped peaks from grey to pink and finally a brilliant white as the sun rises higher and higher in the dark blue Himalayan skies.

The trip includes one day of sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley where you will visit several famous UNESCO World Heritage sites. The Poon Hill Trek takes you through the Gurung villages, responsible for cultivating this difficult land for centuries. There are many other ethnic groups, each with their own culture, language and traditions. But the common part is their hospitality and their warm welcome. 

The Poon Hill Trek is a bewitching trek that will make your Nepal holiday a memorable one. Your representative at Nepal Tibet Tours and Treks will help you make this trip a dream-like 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.

Note:

The following program can be tailor made as per your request. We can customise Poon Hill Trekking to be of 7 days by using both way flights between Kathmandu and Pokhara. We can adjust the program as per the time and interest. For instance, we can add Rafting, visit to Chitwan National Park, Paragliding in Pokhara, Jeep flyer, Mountain flight in Kathmandu and many more. Please do not hesitate to write to us about your interest; we will make the itinerary to suit your needs. 

   

Included/Exclude

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

Χ   All the expenses of personal choices, drinks, lunch and dinner city portion,

Χ   All the Delay due to weather, situation beyond our control

Χ   Nepal Visa, (USD25 for 15days, USD40 for 30days), Airport Tax, tipping, etc.

Trip Itinerary

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Day 1: Welcome to Kathmandu (1400m.)

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by our representative at the airport and then s/he will usher you to the hotel. You will be briefly described about your tour and checked into the Hotel. You will have the rest of the day to yourself and overnight at the hotel.

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Day 2: Kathmandu – Pokhara (910m.)

After breakfast, you depart from Kathmandu to Pokhara by driving for 6 - 7 hrs in a tourist bus or a private car; depending upon the size of your group. Alternatively, you may fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu which takes only half an hour. Then, you will sign in to the Hotel and you have the afternoon to yourself. You can go for sightseeing around the lakeside area or you can go boating at Fewa Lake. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 3: Pokhara - Tikhedhunga (1495m.)

After breakfast, an hour drive from Pokhara and you will reach Nayapul (50km). After that you begin your trek from Birethanti (about 20 minutes to reach), a town near the Modi River. We continue our trek to Hille, then walk ahead to a big Magar Village called Ulleri. After Ulleri, the track crosses streams and mounts. On this day, you will trek about 3 to 4 hours and you will spend the night at the trekkers Lodge.

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Day 4: Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani (2850m.)

From Tikhedhunga, you start your trek crossing a stream on a suspension bridge, Burundi Khola. On top of the village, the track goes up through grazing lands and cultivated fields, all the way through rhododendron and oak forests. You then reach Nangethanti where you can have lunch or take a short break. Then, you will leave for Ghorepani. It will be a trek of 5-6 hrs and overnight at a Lodge.

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Day 5: Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3210m.) – Tadapani (2520m.)

Trekking starts for Poonhill (3210m) with the help of your stick and flashlight early in the dawn. A beautiful sunrise will greet you on your way. After an hour, you reach Poon Hill and have breakfast. Then, you continuously trek to Tadapani for 6 hours. The path rises all along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali. You come down to reach Banthanti, after walking on the twisting way to Tadapani. Overnight at trekkers lodge.

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Day 6: Tadapani - Ghandruk (1950m.)

Today, from Tadapani, you descend for 4 hours after having breakfast. You move on to reach a 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 the guest house.

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Day 7: Ghandruk - Pokhara (1910m.)

Today is the last day of the trek. After taking your breakfast, you walk for about 4 to 5 hours and then take the bus back to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, the day is all yours. You can either go around Pokhara or take a rest. Overnight at the hotel.

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Day 8: Pokhara – Kathmandu

After Breakfast, you will be driven back to Kathmandu in a tourist bus or you can take your private vehicle which will take 6hrs. You may even fly to Kathmandu directly which will be only a half an hour flight. You will stay in Kathmandu in the hotel overnight.

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Day 9: Departure

Today is the last day of your stay in Nepal. Our airport representative will transfer you to the Airport. We, Nepal Tibet Tours & Treks, wish you a safe journey back home.

 

Note: This itinerary can be customized as per situation.

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Clothing and Equipments

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

CLOTHINGS :

1. Boots

Lightweight walking boots; If it is brand new, “walk them in” to avoid blisters. Also bring spare laces.

2. Track shoes

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

3. Jacket

A warm jacket; Fibre fills or down should be adequate. This is essential 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

Woollen shirts and thick sweaters; these are essential during the winter season (December to February). Thick sweaters can be purchased in Kathmandu. A lightweight long sleeved t-shirt is suitable for avoiding sunburn.

5. Trousers

A pair of trousers; Jeans are not suitable 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 or waterproof trousers are required on all treks going above 10.0 ft.

6. Tracksuit

A tracksuit is comfortable to wear in camp and in the tent. You want to add at least two pairs of loose fitting long shorts or skirts.

7. Underclothes

Thermal underwear is the best for sleeping during the winter. 

8. Sun Hat, SunCream/Block & Lip Salve

Choose a high factor sun cream (Factor 20 or stronger) to protect your skin against the sun at high altitude. A combination sunblock/lip salve is ideal for facial protection.  A sunhat having a wide brim should be used which covers your face and neck.  A woollen hat is a must during winter. 

9. Glove/ Sandal/ Socks

 A pair of gloves; Leather with lining and woollen are best, 1 pair of sandals to wear in the cities and in the camp and about 4 pairs of thin and 4 pairs of thick woollen socks are required accordingly. 

10. Sleeping Bag

As you do not carry sleeping bags yourself, this can be either synthetic or down but it is a must for all 4 seasons. 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.)

11. Personal First Aid Kit

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

 

Equipments and Accessories :

a)  Duffle bag or kit bag to carry gear while trekking

b)  Daypack: This is a small rucksack to carry personal requirements for the day. e.g. toiletries, camera, film towel, soap, boots 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 or money belt with compartment for coins

h)  Toiletries with large and small towels. Toilet paper can be bought in Kathmandu and some villages in the mountains.

i)  Small headlamp or torch with spare batteries and bulbs

j)  Candles and lighter to burn toilet paper

k)  Snow gaiters required during winter 

l)  An umbrella (optional), which is quite useful as a sunshade and when it rains.

m)  Trekking map, adequate number of passport photographs

Optionals: rubber bands, a calendar, a pocket knife, binoculars, a small pillow or headrest, thermoses, an inflatable sleeping mat, etc.