Poon Hill

Poon Hill

A fascinating short circuit Annapurna & Poon Hill Sunrise Panorama Trekking with super vista of world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m / 26,795 ft), 10th highest Annapurna (8,091m / 26,545 ft) and Varaha Shikhar peaks / Annapurna Fang.

Precious Nepal Trek welcomes all interested people for a nice and pleasant country walk on the mid hills of picturesque Annapurna Himalaya with enchanting forest of tall rhododendron, magnolia, blue pines, firs and oaks trees, in flowering season this rolling green hills turns into a natural garden. A fabulous and most scenic short trek in all Himalaya regions visiting traditional farm villages of Gurung and Poon / Magar tribe with interesting culture in the harmony of pristine natural environment. The highest spot is at Poon Hill 3,210 meters with stunning sunrise panorama over range of peaks.

After an enjoyable Annapurna & Poon Hill Sunrise Panorama Trekking, journey leads back to Pokhara via alternate route towards Gandruk concluding this amazing trek with a drive to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu with great overwhelming experience and wonderful service of Sherpa Royal Trek & Expedition Team.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara 860m (220 km) – 06 hrs.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m begin trek to Hille 1,450m – 04 hrs.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2,840 m – 05 hours.

Day 05: Morning hike to Poon Hill 3,210m for sunrise, walk to Tadapani 2,520m.

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk 1,951m – 04 hours.

Day 07: Trek to Pothana 1, 900 m – 05 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.

Day 10: International Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines.
On arrival at Kathmandu international airport, Sherpa Royal Trek & Expedition staff will receive you with a warm welcome and then transfer to the respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu around the interesting area of Thamel. After refreshment our guide / leader will brief you regarding hotels, Nepali cultures, tours and Poon Hill Trekking with a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant assisted by a folk cultural program.

Day 02 : Drive to Pokhara 860m (220km) – 06 hrs.
You’ll be driven for about 06 hours to popular tourist city, Pokhara on the main busy highway. The drive carries on with the fantastic views of snow capped mountains; Mt. Annapurna, Manaslu, Mt. Dhaulagiri with the famous beautiful peak Machapuchare, the Fish Tail shaped mountain which is unclimbed so far and well respected and regarded as sacred mountain. You’ll be transferred to a hotel by the serene Phewa lake.

Day 03 : Drive to Nayapul 1,100m begin trek to Hille 1,450m – 04 hrs.
After a wonderful stay in the world’s popular tourist spot in Pokhara, a drive will take you to Nayapul through mid-hill towns and villages, located on the Pokhara to Baglung/Beni highway. Our trek starts with a gradual walk through the nice village of Birethanti encountering trekkers, mule and donkey trains. Our route leads on ancient trail, Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route to Tibet, through farm lands and villages reaching at Hille village for the first night stay in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge after a good day walk.

Day 04 : Trek to Ghorepani 2,840m – 05 hours.
Morning walk leads to Tikhedhuga through a steep up for about two hours on the paved stone steps all the way to the top of Ulleri village overlooking grand views of the surrounding landscapes and snow capped peaks of Annapurna South and Mt. Machapuchare. The strenuous uphill climb gets better on the winding path through cool forest path into serene green alpine tree lines of oaks-pines and rhododendron to more height at Ghorepani- Deurali village. Ghorepani is located on the high spot stretching all the way to Upper Mustang unto Tibet. The people of this area are Pun Magar and the place is famous for the hike to Poon Hill, a view point offering super wide angle views of world’s three highest peaks and range of other mountains with striking sunrise and sunset.

Day 05 : Morning hike to Poon Hill 3,210m for sunrise, walk to Tadapani 2,520m.
Early morning just before dawn hike up to Poon-Hill at 3,210m to view fantastic sunrise over the mountain range from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal in the far eastern horizon including the stunning Mt. Machapuchare. Walk continues uphill and downhill passing small places of Deurali and Banthati and with short climb reaching at Tadapani for overnight stop after a pleasant trek. Tadapani is located in the middle of enchanting wonderful forests with super views of Annapurna and Machapuchare.

Day 06 : Trek to Ghandruk 1,951m – 04 hours.
Today’s a short walk to Gandruk village. Morning walk leads on a good trail through pleasant cool forest, with views of snowcapped mountains. A nice downhill walk to Ghandruk village for lunch and overnight stop. In Ghandruk, you can explore the Gurung village which is one of the largest villages around Annapurna region. The men folks of Ghandruk village have long tradition of supplying some of the finest soldiers in the Gorkha Regiment to both British and Indian armies.

Day 07 : Trek to Pothana 1, 900m – 05 hrs.
In the morning, walk on the downhill path for an hour to Modi River. Cross the bridge with short climb reaching at Landruk village, after short break there continue walk on the long winding trail through terraced farm fields and villages with an uphill walk for 40 minutes to Deurali ridge at 2,150 m. After Deurali enjoying grand views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu including Fish Tail peak, walk all the way to Pothana village for overnight halt.

Day 08 : Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.
Morning with superb mountain views leads to a short up through cool forest at Thulo Kharka also known as Australian Camp. A wonderful spot in the midst of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains. After a short break here, descend to Kande village on the road head that connects Baglung-Pokhara. Then an hour drive back to Pokhara after a wonderful time up in the high hills.

Day 09 : Drive back to Kathmandu – 06 hrs.
Early in the morning following the same route, you’ll be driven back to Kathmandu within few hours where you can relax and browse around the market rest of the day. You can ask your guide to take you to explore around if you feel like doing so. Farewell dinner is served in the cultural restaurant.(speak to us for the flying option)

Day 10 : International Departure
Your last day in amazing Nepal. As per international flight time, our staff will transfer you to international airport for your flight back home or to next port of call, after a great Annapurna Adventure in Poon Hill with Sherpa Royal Trek & Expedition.

Cost Include

  • Airport pickup and drop by car
  • 2 night’s hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan basis
  • Welcome and farewell dinner at typical Nepali restaurant
  • Kathmandu -Pokhara – Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus
  • 2 night’s hotel in Pokhara on BB plan basis
  • Pokhara to Nayapul by car
  • 5 night’s tea / house accommodation at mountain
  • 6 days all meal like as breakfast, lunch, dinner and tea / coffee in cup
  • Kade to Pokhara and Pokhara to Nayapul by car
  • ACAP permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project)
  • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information management system)
  • An experience English speaking trekking guide/porter and their salary, travel, food, accommodation, transportation and insurance
  • First Aid kit Bag
  • Government tax and Vat

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal visa fee
  • International flight (airfare)
  • Monument fees and sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Tips to guide & porters

 Trip Note

The groups safety is very important for us. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Even though every effort is made to go as planned, a little change might occur in the itinerary because of weather conditions, health condition of a person, unexpected natural disasters, etc. The leader will try to ensure the trip runs as planned, but please be prepared to be flexible just in case.

The whole trip is customizable so as to fit your requirements. Please contact us for further info.

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