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Easy 8-Day Poon Hill trek in Nepal’s Annapurna region

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Join one of Himalayan Recreation Trek's experienced local Guides on this amazing hike to the beautiful Poon Hill (3210 m) and enjoy unforgettable views of the Annapurna Massif and the stunning surrounding peaks

Group

Himalaya

8 Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Occasional

First Time


Highlights

  • Experience unforgettable views of the Annapurna Massif
  • Trek through beautiful rural Nepal landscapes and meet the locals
  • Discover the wonders of the world-famous lakeside city of Pokhara

Description

Join one of Himalayan Recreation Trek’s experienced local Guides on this amazing hike to the beautiful Poon Hill (3210 m) and enjoy unforgettable views of the Annapurna Massif and the stunning surrounding peaks.

On this journey trekkers will visit Ghorepani Poon Hill- one of the most well-known vantage points in Nepal to enjoy a stunning vista of the Annapurna Massif. During the length of the trek, the towering silver mountains make for daunting sights while trekking through river valleys laden with lush woodlands and forests. The Annapurna Poon Hill Trek is an exquisite travel option to undertake an amazing journey with the great massifs offering a watchful eye while the local communities will provide their well-known care and hospitality.

The gorgeous short trekking itinerary of the Poon Hill Trek takes place in the Annapurna region. Starting the journey from Kathmandu, the trekking trip begins with a short flight to Pokhara- the most well-known tourist hub of Nepal. The gorgeous lakeside city of Pokhara is home to many natural wonders waiting to be explored and experienced. The trek, furthermore, has trails that go through ethnic Magar and Gurung settlements and villages along the Annapurna Mountains to finally reach the vantage point of Poon Hill.

The 360 degrees vista of the Himalayas like Machhapuchhre (6997 m), Tukuche (6920 m), Nilgiri (7061 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Hiunchuli(6441 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Gangapurna (7454 m), Lamjung Himal (6986 m), and Mt Dhaulagiri (8167 m) from Poon Hill always leaves the most daring and unforgettable impression on the trekkers. No previous trekking experience is necessary for this trekking journey!

Don’t miss out on this chance to experience once-in-a-lifetime views of the Himalayas! Request to book this trip now and we guarantee every detail will be taken care of with the utmost safety and fun in mind for you to fully enjoy this trek to to the spectacular Poon Hill!

If you’re interested in doing a longer, more demanding trek to the Annapurna Base Camp, be sure to check this other amazing trip we’re offering!

Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 799 Each

Group of 2

USD 799 Each

Group of 3

USD 799 Each

Group of 4

USD 799 Each

Group of 5

USD 799 Each

Group of 6

USD 799 Each

Group of 7

USD 799 Each

Group of 8

USD 799 Each

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Flight to the start

- Local flights

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Luggage transfer

- Permit and entrance fees

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu

Travel insurance

Tips for trekking staffs

Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors

Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipments, Gifts and souvenirs

All items not listed in Cost included section


Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1300 meters)

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by one of the company representatives who will help you get transferred to your Hotel in the city. Further information about the plans and programs of the trip will also be conveyed to you. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu sightseeing tour and Trek preparation

Today, you will have a guided sightseeing tour of the four major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu City. The heritage sites include the Kathmandu Durbar Square- a sprawling complex of old buildings, temples, monuments, and statues as well as the old royal palace of the medieval Nepalese monarchy, the holy Pashupatinath Temple, the Swayambhunath Stupa and the Boudhanath Temple. Each of the sites holds an important religious and historical characters that reflect Nepal’s rich dexterity in terms of architecture and art. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara (820 meters) and Trek to Ulleri (1,960 meters), Duration: 30 minute Flight and 6-Hours Trek

Early in the morning, we will take a short 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You will be transferred to the airport for the flight. The short flight is riddled with amazing views of the Nepali Himalayas that surround the peripheries of the valleys. Pokhara is the tourist hub of the country. From the city, we will begin our trek towards the village of Ulleri. Following a drive to Nayapul, we continue the journey from the town as the trail goes through amazing forests of Cedar and Pine and coruscates along the hillside towards the Burundi Khola. We walk for a while before reaching Ulleri. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Ulleri.

Day 4: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,880 meters), Duration: 4 – 5 Hours

After breakfast, we will ascend down towards the village of Ghorepani. Looming views of the Himalayan peaks also add a sense of beauty and awe to the landscape. The Magar village of Ghorepani is situated right at the base of Poon Hill and is one of the most beautiful Himalayan villages in Nepal. The view of the Annapurna South (7219m) and the Nilgiri Peak (7061m) from the village are also quite astounding. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Ghorepani.

Day 5: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,630 meters) with a visit to Poon Hill, Duration: 6 – 7 Hours

Today is an anticipated day of the trekking trip. Early in the morning at dawn before sunrise, we will make our way towards the vantage point of Poon Hill. When you reach Poon Hill, you will be able to witness a dream-like moment. From the viewpoint, you can also enjoy the panoramic view of the Pokhara valley as well, and peaks such as Tukuche (6920m), Nilgiri (7061m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli(6441m),Tarke Kang (7193m), Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Mt Dhaulagiri (8167m) tower in front of you closely. After spending time enjoying the views at Poon Hill, we will trek back to Ghorepani and have our breakfast. From here, we will descend through amazing rhododendron woods and pass by beautiful waterfalls towards Tadapani. Overnight stay at a guesthouse at Tadapani.

Day 6: Tadapani to Pokhara, Duration: 6 Hours Trek and 1 Hour Drive

From Tadapani, we will ascend through steep terrains towards Nayapul. Dark forests of scented pine and Himalayan junipers ornament the trail with their verdant canopies of emerald foliage. Crossing a ravine, we will enter Nayapul again. Views of the Machhapuchhre Himal (6997m), the Hiunchuli Peak (6441m), the Annapurna South (7219m) and the Dhaulagiri Peak (8167m) while trekking is quite stunning. Making our way downwards towards Birethanti, we will trek through numerous villages to finally reach Nayapul. From here, we will have a drive back to Pokhara. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pokhara.

Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu, Duration: 6 Hours

From Pokhara, we will have a drive back towards the capital. The drive back is also a great journey where you can see fleeting glimpses of the countryside life of Nepal. The stunning hills and the winding terrace farms slowly give way towards the sprawling urban city as you reach nearer to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 8: Final Departure

Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the airport by one of our staff members, from where you will depart

 

Details

Accommodation

3 Night Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast in 3 star 2 Night Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast in 3 star Tea house Accommodation during a trek

Meeting point

Kathmandu Airport

Equipment you will need to bring

Poles

Backpack

Sunglasses

Watter bottle

Other gear: Trekking boots


About the guide

Languages

English

Residence

Nepal


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