Poon Hill Trek

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Price: $850

Overview

The trek to Poon Hill in the Annapurna region, is considered to be one of the best trekking experiences in Nepal. The trek offers the spectacular mountain scenery along with charming Himalayan villages, dense rhododendron forests and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas.

By reaching Poon Hill, we will be rewarded with some of the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth. When sun rises, it touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8091m) along with several other peaks, there gradually appear, just like magic that your eye could not believe.

Highlights

- Trekking one of Nepal’s most beautiful treks in the Annapurna region
- Amazing Himalayan scenery and traditional Himalayan villages
- Rafting Trisuli river

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Itinerary & Trip Details

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu, the capital and cultural hub of Nepal. Pickup and transfer to the hotel for overnight.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel

Day 2: Rafting Trisuli

Rafting Trisuli

After breakfast we will drive towards Pokhara with a stop on the way for a thrilling 3-hrs white water rafting adventure down Trisuli River. Picninc lunch by the river then continue to Pokhara.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: BL
Driving Time: 6 hours

Day 3: Trek from Nayapul (1,070m) to Tikhedungha (1,540m)

Trek from Nayapul (1,070m) to Tikhedungha (1,540m)

After Breakfast, we will drive to Nayapul (35km) then embark on our trekking adventure to Poon Hill. We start by crossing the suspension bridge over Modhi Khola river then we ascend through ethnic villages and farm terraces enjoying the views of Machhapuchare Towering above until we reach the village of Tikhedungha.

Accommodation: Basic Mountain Lodge
Meals: BLD
Trekking Time: 3-4 hours

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m)

Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m)

Today’s destination is Ghorepani. It is the toughest day of the trek as we ascend the seemingly endless steep stairs to Uleri (2,020m) After Uleri the terrain evens out in what is called Nepali flat, a little bit up a little bit down. We continue on our trail with amazing views of the surrounding Himalayas until we reach the village of Ghorepani.

Accommodation: Basic Mountain Lodge
Meals: BLD
Trekking Time: 6-7 hours

Day 5: Trek to Poon Hill (3,210m)/Ghandruk (1,940m)

Trek to Poon Hill (3,210m)/Ghandruk (1,940m)

Today is the longest but the most rewarding! First destination is Poon Hill! The climb to Poonhill starts before dawn so we can arrive in time to watch the magical sunrise light up the main Annapurna & Dhaulagiri mountain range. Afterwards we trek back to Ghorepani, have breakfast then start our trek to Ghandruk. We stop by Tadapani (2,650m) on the way which offers a great view on Annapurna South and Fishtail mountain. From Tadopani we descend through the Rhododendron forest, through deep gorges, along a clear creek.

Accommodation: Basic Mountain Lodge
Meals: BLD
Trekking Time: 9-10 hours

Day 6: Trek to Nayapul/Drive to Pokhara

Trek to Nayapul/Drive to Pokhara

Our final day of the trek will start with a descent of 900m, over stairs and nice trail. After this the hike continues on a dirt-road in parallel with the river. We stop on the way in Birethan for lunch then continue for the final 2km back to the main road at Nayapul. Drive back to Pokhara and overnight in the hotel.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: BL
Trekking Time: 5 hours

Day 7: Explore Pokhara

Explore Pokhara

Free day to explore Pokhara and the beautiful phewa lake, you can also opt for a paragliding adventure from Sarangkot hill or go for some souvenir shopping. In the late afternoon we will drive back to Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Standard Hotel
Meals: B
Driving Time: 5 hours
Optional Activity: Paragliding

Day 8: Departure

Departure

Transfer to the airport for final departure

Meals: B

Price Includes/Excludes

Price Includes

- Airport transfers
- Accommodation in a 3 stars hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis
- Accommodation in a 3 stars hotel in Pokhara for 2 nights on Bed & Breakfast basis
- Accommodation in mountain lodges for 3 nights on Full-Board basis
- 4 days guided trek in the Himalayas to Poon Hill in the Annapurna region
- Rafting Trisuli river
- Nepal Trekking permits
- All transfers in a private vehicle

Price Excludes

- International flights to Kathmandu
- Visa Expenses
- Tips & Gratuities


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