Annapurna Poon hill Trekking


    Annapurna Poon hill trekking leads you to the west of Pokhara giving fine views of the Annapurna Region and crosses through the beautiful Gurung villages and Rhododendron (Nepal's national flower) forests. At Ghorepani, the ridgeline trail meets a major trade route, plied by donkey trains carrying loads north toward Tibet. An early morning climb to Poon Hill (3,200m) Rewards you with panoramic views (if the weather is clear) of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, the world's fourth and fifth highest mountains. This is one of the most popular places to see numerous mountain views including Annapurna (I, II, III, IV & south), Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, Tukuche pick, Gangapurna, Himchuli and Nilgiri. 


    Short Itinerary


    Day 01: Pickup from airport and transfer you to hotel 
    Day 02: Fly or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
    Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapul-Tikhe Dhunga 
    Day 04: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani. 
    Day 05: Ghorepani  to poon hill to Tadapani. 
    Day 06: Tadapani to Gandruk. 
    Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara. 
    Day 08: Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    Day 09: Rest day & shopping 
    Day 10: Depart Kathmandu: farewell friends
    Day 01: Pickup from airport and transfer you to hotel
    Our representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, after introductory meeting transport you to hotel in Kathmandu. Our guide will explain about the program in briefly along the way to hotelRest of the day varies upon your arrival time; we can organize some activities if you arrived by midday or early afternoon but late afternoon and evening arrivals have a free day for individual activities.

    Day 02: Fly or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
    Early in the morning we take bus/ private vehicle heading toward Pokharapassing through the natural beauty or scenery of hills, rivers, local regions and so on. It takes about 5/6 hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is about 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. Once you climb up of the Kathmandu valley, then quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. Pokhara is the starting point for some of the most famoustreks in Nepal, and there are also plenty of short walks and day trips, that can be made around the valley. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 35 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel.

    Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapul-Tikhe Dhunga
    After breakfast you will drive by a car/van/Bus which takes about 1 hours from pokhara to Nayapul.  On the way you can witness the magnificent Fish Tail, Annapurna South, and Annapurna II along with other mountains and you can also view the whole Pokhara valley. From here you begin on foot to Birethanti which is the main entrance of Ghorepani trek. Then the trail climbs gently up to Tikhe Dhunga along the bank of stream with the beautiful scenery of natural waterfall and local country side which is amazingly mysterious. It takes about 4 hours to get to Tikhe Dhunga from Nayapul. Overnight at Tikhe Dhunga.

    Day 04: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani.
    Wake up early in the morning. After having the light breakfast we forward our trek.  The trail descends for a moment and we meet the river which we need to cross it.  Then we need to climb for Ulleri which is the largest village of the Magar community. Now the route ascends to Banthanti from where you can monitor the picturesque view of Annapurna South and the natural green scenery of the local area. From Banthanti the route commence through a dense forest of rhododendron, magnolia, and oak tree to Ghorepani which takes about 3 hours. It takes about 6 hours in total to Ghorepani from Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight at Ghorepani.

    Day 05: Ghorepani  to poon hill to Tadapani
    Early morning wake up and trek up to Poon hill which is
    surrounded by the national flower of Nepal called Laaliguras
    (rhododendron). After walking about 45 minutes you will get to Pun
    hill which is not only famous view point of sunrise and sunset but
    also famous for best Annapurna Himalayas panorama. You can see the
    whole Annapurna range from Pun hill and you can take magnificent
    pictures of the himalayas and countryside. After your thousands clicks
    of pictures and breathtaking Himalayan panorama, reluctantly we will
    decent back to Ghorepani and get breakfast and then our trek headed to
    Tadapani; a place is surrounded by rhododendrons forest so you will have an opportunity to see langur monkey. You can have pleasure from fabulous sunrise over fish tail, Gangapurna and Annapurna range. Stay overnight in Tadapani.

    Day 06: Tadapani to Gandruk
    The day starts with short downhill. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Ghandrunk (2000m), which is the village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, have their own dialect, typical culture, costume, and life style. This village is possibly the popular tourist destination that offers the beautiful mountain views and having easy connection with Pokhara or Kathmandu. Overnight at Guest House

    Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara.
    Ghandruk is a huge and culturally rich village especially
    inhabited by Gurung community. At this point you can see the old
    Gurungs museum and mainly the lovely scenery of Annapurna South,
    Hiunchuli, Machhapuchrre (Fish tail) and the original natural beauty.
    After that the trail descends down to Nayapul which takes about 4hours
    from there. From Nayapul we will drive by a car/van to Pokhara where
    we will stay overnight. There are cultural dance organized by some
    restaurant, where you can join to have your choice of dinner.

    Day 08: Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    Early in the morning, we take bus/private vehicle for about 200 kilometres drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 5/6 hours drive or alternatively there are domestic flights which take 35 minutes to Kathmandu. While your journey you better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be then transferred to your hotel. Rest of the time you can spend the evening leisurely. Stay overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

    Day 09: Rest day & shopping
    This day is leisure day for you to rest after many days trekking. You can either relax whole day or you can explore around the city. You can roam around the shopping malls or you can buy handicrafts, Thankas and other various arts and sculptures in the markets. Rest of the time you can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with Nepali Travel staffs. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

    Day 10: Depart Kathmandu: farewell friends
    According to your flight schedule, it is varies on your departure time rest of day is at leisure for independent activities of your interest until we pick you up at the hotel or we could plan some activities upon your choice if it is late hour flight and then transfer to airport for your further destination.

    Services Included :

    1.   Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on B/B as per the program
    2.   Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary (included tour guide, entrance fees and transportation)
    3.   All accommodation along the trekking route
    4.   Monument and national park entrance fees
    5.   All ground transportation within Nepal including to and from airport
    6.   An experience Guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), porters (generally 1 porter for 2 person)
    7.   Trek as per the program
    8.   Nepalese staff insurance
    9.   Trekking information management system (Tims)
    10.        Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment & Surface Transfer to destination from Kathmandu for Nepali staffs
    11.        Office & Tourist service charges


    Services Excluded :

    1.   International airfare to and from Nepal

    2.   Travel insurance and domestic airfare if not listed in trekking schedule

    3.   Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.

    4.   Breakfast, Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the program other than breakfast

    5.   All items of personal nature (personal clothing, hot shower, hot water, cold drinks, alcoholic beverages, telephone and laundry etc.)

    6.   Special permit fees for restricted areas

    7.   Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest, and emergencies.

    8.   Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)

    9.      Tips for guide, porters & driver

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    Annapurna Poon hill Trekking


    Annapurna Poon hill trekking leads you to the west of Pokhara giving fine views of the Annapurna Region and crosses through the beautiful Gurung villages and Rhododendron (Nepal's national flower) forests. At Ghorepani, the ridgeline trail meets a major trade route, plied by donkey trains carrying loads north toward Tibet. An early morning climb to Poon Hill (3,200m) Rewards you with panoramic views (if the weather is clear) of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges, the world's fourth and fifth highest mountains. This is one of the most popular places to see numerous mountain views including Annapurna (I, II, III, IV & south), Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, Tukuche pick, Gangapurna, Himchuli and Nilgiri. 


    Trip Facts


    Group size
    None
    Trip duration
    10  days
    Maximum altitude
    3210  m
    Grade
    Easy
    Possibility
    None
    Transportation
    None
    Average walking
    6  hrs
    Season
    October to December - Feb to May




    Short Itinerary


    Day 01: Pickup from airport and transfer you to hotel 
    Day 02: Fly or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
    Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapul-Tikhe Dhunga 
    Day 04: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani. 
    Day 05: Ghorepani  to poon hill to Tadapani. 
    Day 06: Tadapani to Gandruk. 
    Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara. 
    Day 08: Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    Day 09: Rest day & shopping 
    Day 10: Depart Kathmandu: farewell friends

    Long Itinerary


    Day 01: Pickup from airport and transfer you to hotel
    Our representative will welcome you at Tribhuvan International Airport, after introductory meeting transport you to hotel in Kathmandu. Our guide will explain about the program in briefly along the way to hotelRest of the day varies upon your arrival time; we can organize some activities if you arrived by midday or early afternoon but late afternoon and evening arrivals have a free day for individual activities.

    Day 02: Fly or drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
    Early in the morning we take bus/ private vehicle heading toward Pokharapassing through the natural beauty or scenery of hills, rivers, local regions and so on. It takes about 5/6 hours drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is about 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. Once you climb up of the Kathmandu valley, then quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. Pokhara is the starting point for some of the most famoustreks in Nepal, and there are also plenty of short walks and day trips, that can be made around the valley. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 35 minutes. Stay overnight at hotel.

    Day 03: Pokhara to Nayapul-Tikhe Dhunga
    After breakfast you will drive by a car/van/Bus which takes about 1 hours from pokhara to Nayapul.  On the way you can witness the magnificent Fish Tail, Annapurna South, and Annapurna II along with other mountains and you can also view the whole Pokhara valley. From here you begin on foot to Birethanti which is the main entrance of Ghorepani trek. Then the trail climbs gently up to Tikhe Dhunga along the bank of stream with the beautiful scenery of natural waterfall and local country side which is amazingly mysterious. It takes about 4 hours to get to Tikhe Dhunga from Nayapul. Overnight at Tikhe Dhunga.

    Day 04: Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani.
    Wake up early in the morning. After having the light breakfast we forward our trek.  The trail descends for a moment and we meet the river which we need to cross it.  Then we need to climb for Ulleri which is the largest village of the Magar community. Now the route ascends to Banthanti from where you can monitor the picturesque view of Annapurna South and the natural green scenery of the local area. From Banthanti the route commence through a dense forest of rhododendron, magnolia, and oak tree to Ghorepani which takes about 3 hours. It takes about 6 hours in total to Ghorepani from Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight at Ghorepani.

    Day 05: Ghorepani  to poon hill to Tadapani
    Early morning wake up and trek up to Poon hill which is
    surrounded by the national flower of Nepal called Laaliguras
    (rhododendron). After walking about 45 minutes you will get to Pun
    hill which is not only famous view point of sunrise and sunset but
    also famous for best Annapurna Himalayas panorama. You can see the
    whole Annapurna range from Pun hill and you can take magnificent
    pictures of the himalayas and countryside. After your thousands clicks
    of pictures and breathtaking Himalayan panorama, reluctantly we will
    decent back to Ghorepani and get breakfast and then our trek headed to
    Tadapani; a place is surrounded by rhododendrons forest so you will have an opportunity to see langur monkey. You can have pleasure from fabulous sunrise over fish tail, Gangapurna and Annapurna range. Stay overnight in Tadapani.

    Day 06: Tadapani to Gandruk
    The day starts with short downhill. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Ghandrunk (2000m), which is the village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, have their own dialect, typical culture, costume, and life style. This village is possibly the popular tourist destination that offers the beautiful mountain views and having easy connection with Pokhara or Kathmandu. Overnight at Guest House

    Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara.
    Ghandruk is a huge and culturally rich village especially
    inhabited by Gurung community. At this point you can see the old
    Gurungs museum and mainly the lovely scenery of Annapurna South,
    Hiunchuli, Machhapuchrre (Fish tail) and the original natural beauty.
    After that the trail descends down to Nayapul which takes about 4hours
    from there. From Nayapul we will drive by a car/van to Pokhara where
    we will stay overnight. There are cultural dance organized by some
    restaurant, where you can join to have your choice of dinner.

    Day 08: Fly or drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
    Early in the morning, we take bus/private vehicle for about 200 kilometres drive back to Kathmandu which takes about 5/6 hours drive or alternatively there are domestic flights which take 35 minutes to Kathmandu. While your journey you better to hold on the left pane of the vehicle to enjoy the sceneries through the route. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, you will be then transferred to your hotel. Rest of the time you can spend the evening leisurely. Stay overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

    Day 09: Rest day & shopping
    This day is leisure day for you to rest after many days trekking. You can either relax whole day or you can explore around the city. You can roam around the shopping malls or you can buy handicrafts, Thankas and other various arts and sculptures in the markets. Rest of the time you can spend the evening leisurely, perhaps catch up on some last minute shopping and celebrate dinner together with Nepali Travel staffs. Overnight at Kathmandu hotel.

    Day 10: Depart Kathmandu: farewell friends
    According to your flight schedule, it is varies on your departure time rest of day is at leisure for independent activities of your interest until we pick you up at the hotel or we could plan some activities upon your choice if it is late hour flight and then transfer to airport for your further destination.


    Services Included :

    1.   Accommodation in Kathmandu & Pokhara on B/B as per the program
    2.   Kathmandu city tour as per the above itinerary (included tour guide, entrance fees and transportation)
    3.   All accommodation along the trekking route
    4.   Monument and national park entrance fees
    5.   All ground transportation within Nepal including to and from airport
    6.   An experience Guide (trained by Ministry of tourism), porters (generally 1 porter for 2 person)
    7.   Trek as per the program
    8.   Nepalese staff insurance
    9.   Trekking information management system (Tims)
    10.        Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment & Surface Transfer to destination from Kathmandu for Nepali staffs
    11.        Office & Tourist service charges


    Services Excluded :

    1.   International airfare to and from Nepal

    2.   Travel insurance and domestic airfare if not listed in trekking schedule

    3.   Nepal Tourist Visa fee US$ 25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 15 days, US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 30 days. You may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu.

    4.   Breakfast, Lunch and dinner not mentioned in the program other than breakfast

    5.   All items of personal nature (personal clothing, hot shower, hot water, cold drinks, alcoholic beverages, telephone and laundry etc.)

    6.   Special permit fees for restricted areas

    7.   Charges for delays caused by situations beyond our control such as bad weather, natural disasters, civil unrest, and emergencies.

    8.   Personal gears & clothing (available on hire)

    9.      Tips for guide, porters & driver



    Print Trip Note

Annapurna Poon hill Trekking

Trip Facts

Group size
None
Trip duration
10  days
Maximum altitude
3210  m
Grade
Easy
Possibility
None
Transportation
None
Average walking
6  hrs
Season
October to December - Feb to May