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Poon Hill Trek – Short trekking in Nepal – Pristine Nepal - 9 Days

Poon Hill Trek – Short trekking in Nepal – Pristine Nepal
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Poon Hill Trek

Pristine Nepal offers a weekly departure from Katmandu to the scenic and picturesque Annapurna & Poon Hill trek. It is located around southern middle hills of Annapurna range. This is often a superb short trekking that is less than a week. Wherever, all travelers, families can take part. Additionally, this treks offers mountain walks with day to day views of mountains and delightful landscapes.

Poon Hill trek brings you for an amazing walking journey around world tenth highest Annapurna Himalaya range. This short trek starts with a bus travel from Kathmandu to scenic Pokhara valley. A short drive reaches Nayapul. You will start to trek from Nayapul. Wherever, the walk follows on the recent Trans Himalayan Caravan trade Route of Nepal and Tibet.

In fact, a lovely walk goes into a pristine forested area of tall rhododendron, magnolia and pine trees. The entire mountain area turns into the natural garden in springtimes once flowers fully bloom. The walk leads through nice old villages of Gurung and Poon / Magar ethnic tribes of Annapurna and Western Nepal. This is a popular stop before going to Annapurna base camp as well.

Finally, we will reach our highlight and destination at Ghorepani and Poon-Hill. Which one offers amazing and hanging sunrise views over Himalaya includes world 3 highest peaks Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Manaslu. Next, our trek leads back to Pokhara once visiting beautiful villages of Ghandruk / Landruk and Tolka within the shade of high Annapurna peaks.

Social Activities

Pristine Nepal Treks has been involving in social activities as well. We coordinate for free volunteering Nepal. We send volunteers to public school on the mountain areas of Nepal. And we have been providing a teacher to Woman alternative school in Kathmandu too. However, you may check out our social activities on free volunteering Nepal page.

Poon Hill Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 1,315mand transfer o hotel.

Day 02:  Drive on a tourist bus to Pokhara 820m- 06hrs.

Day 03:  Drive to Nayapul 42 km (trek point) & trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,440m

Day 04:  Trek to Ghorepani 2,760m overnight in the lodge – 06 hrs.

Day 05:  Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,660m – 05 hrs.

Day 06:  Trek to Tolka 1,700 m via Ghandruk / Landruk – 05 hrs.

Day 07:  Trek to Phedi via Potana and drive to Pokhara.

Day 08:  Drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus and transfer to your hotel.

Day 09:  Departure from Kathmandu to home

Day 1
DAY 01: Received by guide on arrival & transfer to Hotel.

On arrival in Kathmandu received by Pristine Nepal staff and guide for a short drive to your hotel at Thamel the hub of Kathmandu city where many hotels, restaurants, trekking gear shops, stores, bars, cafes, souvenir shops, art gallery, travel agencies are located. Our guide or group leader will brief with information regarding Upper Mustang trekking, hotels, culture with do’s and don’ts.

Day 2
DAY 02: Drive on Tourist bus to Pokhara 8,20 m-200 km - 06hrs.

Annapurna & Poon Hill Panorama trek starts with an interesting and exciting overland drive on Nepal’s busy highway to reach scenic Pokhara, the journey leads past farm villages and towns with views of mountains. Drive finally reaches Pokhara and then transfer to your hotel near the pristine and beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the nice hotels are located.

Day 3
DAY 03: Drive to Nayapul 42km & Trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,440m -04hrs.

Morning a short drive of two hours to Nayapul to begin our trek passing lovely Bhirethati village located by Modi River, from here walk through farm villages coming across trekkers, mules and donkey trains, our route leads to farm areas and villages, waterfalls then reaching at Tirkhedhunga for overnight halt in a nice lodge after a pleasant day walks of few hours.

Day 4
DAY 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2,750m-06hrs.

Starting the morning walk with a climb on series of stone steps for an hour or more to reach Ulleri village, a moderate size Magar village with typical traditional Nepalese style slated roofs built of mud/stones. But nowadays, they are also influenced by modern designing. From here walk leads to a slow climb into pristine and cool rhododendron, pine forest area to reach Ghorepani village, located on a high ridge within beautiful rhododendron trees. This village populated by Poon people of Magar tribe, famous and popular spot for Poon Hill view top which is an hour hike with a climb.

Day 5
DAY 05: Hike to Poonhill & Trek to Tadapani 2,660m-06hrs.

Early before the sunrise hike to the top at Poon Hill to catch the striking sunrise over a range of Himalayan peaks of world 7th highest Dhaulagiri-10th highest Annapurna with a range of peaks includes world 8th highest Manaslu with towering Machhapuchare peak “Fish Tail”. After an enjoyable and exciting time with eye-catching views from Poon Hill, head back to Ghorepani and continue uphill walk for an hour and then downhill into a gorge through the cool forest to reach at Tadapani for an overnight stop.

Day 6
DAY 06: Trek to Tolka 1,700m via Ghanruk/Landruk -06hrs.

Morning catching super views of Annapurna with Fish Tail peak walk leads through lovely forest and then downhill on winding path to Ghandruk village for lunch with views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and towering Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail” Ghandruk a large Gurung village, famous as Gorkha soldiers in UK and Indian armies, besides as gallant soldiers they are farmers and Sheppard’s of Tibetan Buddhist religion and origin.

After a nice break at Ghandruk, walk downhill on stone steps reaching at Phedi between high hills of Landruk and Ghandruk near raging Modi River, from here after crossing a bridge a short uphill climb to reach another large village at Landruk. After a short rest with commanding views walk is easier on winding trails with few short and up and down to reach Tolka village for an overnight stop with grand views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli.

Day 7
DAY 07: Trek to Phedi via Potana & drive to Pokhara.

After this nice pleasant village morning walk on gradual trail with few short ups and downs, passing village Bhedi Kharka, and then an hour or less climb into cool forest to reach at Pitam Deurali at 2,100 meters high, offering grand views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Mt. Machhapuchare and of Ghandruk village.

From Deurali downhill through a forest to Pothana village, here with short rest enjoying fantastic views of snowcapped peaks, continue our last day walk into the cool forest with last downhill to Phedi a scenic and pristine spot located on large meadows with parallel views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains. Catching tremendous mountain panorama, our final walk leads downhill to the road head at Phedi for the drive back to picturesque Pokhara by the serene Phewa Lake after an hour of exciting drive.

Day 8
DAY 08: Drive back to Kathmandu by Tourist bus transfer.

Depart from lovely Pokhara for interesting and exciting overland journey to Kathmandu after a fabulous time at Annapurna & Poon Hill Panorama trekking, after six hours of nice pleasant ride reaches you at Kathmandu, then transfer to your hotels with an afternoon free at leisure for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.

Day 9
DAY 09: Departure from Kathmandu to home.

Last day in amazing Nepal country of Himalayan wonders, as per your international flight time depart from the hotel where Pristine Nepal staff transfer you to the airport, after great enjoyable and memorable time on Annapurna & Poon Hill Panorama Trekking with quality services and guidance of Pristine Nepal.

Cost Inclusion

  • A Private vehicle for airport arrival and departure
  • Taxi to/from the bus park
  • Two-night hotel in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing with breakfast
  • Two-night hotel in Pokhara
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Tourist bus ticket (Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu)
  • 3 meals a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek
  • Fresh fruits in dinner
  • Water purification
  • ANNAPURNA CONSERVATION AREA PROJECT (ACAP) permit
  • TREKKERS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TIMS) cards for trekking
  • English speaking experienced trekking guide
  • One porter for two trekkers (Weight restriction is applied)
  • Guide and Porter's salary, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance
  • Government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the reputed restaurant

Cost Exclusion

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery charge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot shower on the lodge, heater, phone calls, etc
  • Soft and hard drink
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Any additional night stay in hotels in case an early return from the trek or an extended stay in Nepal
  • All your personal things and necessaries which are not mentioned in cost included

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Price From USD$625 USD$519/person
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Total $ 519 USD

Trip Facts

  • Private vehicle/Taxi/Tourist bus
  • 2+
  • 3,210m

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