Poon Hill Trek 4 Days / 3 Nights

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  • duration 4 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 5+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 3209 meters
  • Trek difficulty Moderate
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Pokhara, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Poon Hill
  • Beautiful Pokara Valley
  • Experience the ethnic culture
  • Rhododendron forests
Commonly known as the short Annapurna Circuit trek, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an ideal trek for those who prefer a short trek but aim to embrace the natural beauty and the magnificent views of the Himalayas. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is also friendly towards families and suitable for all ages. The towering mountains, the high slopes and the colossal scenes bring numerous trekkers to this impeccable trekking region.

Other than the amazing display of the Himalayan mountains like Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Mount Machhepuchhre (6998m), Nilgiri (7041m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna II (7939m) and Annapurna III (7555m), Poon Hill Trek gives trekkers insight into the nearby villages and cultures in this region.

The trek commences after a short drive from Pokhara, at Nayapul, where you come across a suspension bridge over the Modi Khola River. A short hike along the bank of Modi Khola leads to a small village called Birethanti and as you climb the winding stone-paved trail through villages and adjoining farmland, you get remarkable glimpses of the gigantic Machhapuchhre Mountain. The trek then goes to Ghorepani and ultimately to Poon hill.

The major highlight of this trek is to see the sunrise from Poon Hill at an altitude of 3210 m, an hour's climb from Ghorepani. On this short expedition to Poon Hill, you can observe the entire Annapurna mountain range, covered in red, orange and pink shades of the sun at the sunset and sunrise, giving truly magnificent views.

After an awe-inspiring sunset and sunrise view from Poon Hill, you descend through forests and the trail eases as you reach to Ghandruk, a favorite tourist destination and distinct Gurung village known for its traditional houses, great landscape, and rich culture. This village also offers excellent close-up views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchre and Himachuli.

The final day will be spent in the delightful and lovely villages like Tikhedhunga, Birethane and Nayapul where you get a chance to further interact with the people of this region. Then, return to Pokhara, appreciating the last views of the mountains.

This short yet spectacular trek is sure to make you fall in love with the Nepalese Himalayan Mountains!
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 3 reviews
  • Anna Fredslund Sojberg
  • From Denmark
  • On Feb 03 2020
5 - Excellent
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“Excellent”
  • Adrina Silva
  • From Australia
  • On Jul 14 2019
5 - Excellent
Trek to Poonhill
“Our trek to Poonhill was awesome. It was the best adventure i have had on my holiday. Absolutely great place to visit on holiday.”
  • Ibrahim Carson
  • From USA
  • On Jan 18 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
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ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: One hour drive to Nayapul and start trek to Ulleri
  • Day 2: Trek to Ghorepani
  • Day 3: Morning hike to Poon Hill and then trek to Tadapani
  • Day 4: Trek from Tadapani-Ghandruk-Kyumi.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Best available guesthouse accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
  • A local government licensed English speaking guide during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
  • TIMS permit (Trekker’s Information Managment System).
  • ACAP permit.
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag
  • All necessary land transport as per the itinerary
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Single Supliment
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Any Meals
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff.
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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    In response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. Please check the government travel pages and advisories of your home country and the official website of the Nepal Tourism board here.

  • What happens if someone gets altitude sickness, does the rest of the group continue on?

    It depends on the situation. Sometimes, altitude sickness can be treated and the trekker may wish to continue. If not, the rest of the group can continue on if they want and the sick person can descend.

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

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