Find a trip for your next journey
×
Enquiry Form




×
Home > Trekking > Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek

Season: Mid Oct-Dec & Mar till Apr Location: Annapurna Altitude Max. 3,210 m Difficulty level Easy
Trip Fact

Destination : Nepal (Foothills of Annapurna)

Duration   : 08

Style Of Trek : Lodge Trek

 

Accommodations

Kathmandu : 03 nights

Trek              : 03 nights

Pokhara       : 01 night

Meals

Breakfast : 07

Lunch       : XX

Dinner      : XX

Total Price
US $ 1,075.-
Activities: Trekking
0 review(s)
Trip code: FTPHT
Trip Details
About Poon Hill Trek

The Poon hill trek involves traversing the foothills of the Annapurna range. The journey offers stunning panoramic views of the central Himalayas, and a mind-blowing sunrise view from the top of Poon hill (3,210m). The trail is short and only moderately challenging, but the views that you would potentially witness are weather dependent. Rest assured that the journey would be rewarding even in case of poor visibility. The terrace fields and rugged hills that you pass along the way will make up for it.

The journey starts in Pokhara from where you will drive to Naya Pul, which is about an hour away. Passing through bamboo and rhododendron forests filled with spectacular birds, as well as several traditional Magar and Gurung villages, you will catch several glimpses of the central Himalayas. The sights of Dhaulagiri I, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Tarke Kang are all part of this excursion.

Trip Highlights:
    • Visiting Buddhist Monastery, Ancient Palace and holy Hindu Temple
    • Spectacular panorama of Dhaulgiri I, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Tarke Kang (formerly known as Glacier Dome)
    • Excellent view of sunrise over the mountains from Poon Hill 3,000m
    • Incredible views of the near vertical south face of Annapurna
    • Beautiful traditional Gurung and Magar Villages

After being cordially greeted by our representative at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be escorted to your designated hotel in the city and be assisted in checking into your room. The timing and location for a short briefing session concerning your trip will be arranged which will include a quick check of your personal trekking gears by our experts. You’ll have the afternoon/evening of that day all for yourself.

Overnight at the Hotel.

Includes : Arrival transfer with AC transportation & Accommodation

In the morning after breakfast preparation of the trek then the city guide will pick you up and then  drive you to SWAYABUNATH stupa which is perched atop a hill on the western edge of Kathmandu valley. This is one of the world’s most glorious Buddhist Chaityas said to be 2,000 years old.  After we drive 18 km east to an ancient palace of BHAKTAPUR filled with monuments, most terra-cotta with carved wood columns, palaces and temples. We end our day with a visit to Nepal’s most sacred Hindu shrine PASHUPATINATH.  We will have some time to do last minute shopping before leaving for the trek.

Overnight at the hotel

Includes : Breakfast, accommodation,  Guide & sightseeing tour

After breakfast we drive to the airport for  25 m morning flight to Pokhara, city west of Kathmandu. Upon arrival at Pokhara Airport collect the baggage and then we drive straight to the starting point of the trek Naya Pul . From here we start our trek along the banks of the Modi Khola to Birethanti (1,015m) a large village with many shops and teahouses. Then the trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola and later it climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495m.  We have another short climb to reach Tikhedhunga at 1,575m for an overnight stay. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region.

Overnight at the lodge

Includes: Breakfast, airport transfer, local guide, porter support , simple accommodation and permit and conservation park fee

Today the walk is bit longer and harder. It starts with the crossing of Tirkhedunga Khola (river) on a suspension bridge then goes down crossing another river Bhrungdi Khola. We then tackle the tougher part of the trek for around 2 hours as we climb the steep stone staircase to the Magar Village of Ulleri  (2070m.) and Banthanti (2,250 m). From the trail you can have great view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south.(weather permitting) Then the trail from here gets quite gentle  passing through rhododendron and shadowy forests amidst the cackling of birds which gives us good feelings till we ascend gently up to our lodge for an overnight stay.

Overnight at the Lodge

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple accommodation, permit and conservation park fee

Early morning excursion to Poon Hill (3193 m), it is about an hour’s climb, provides an even better, unobstructed view of the high Himalaya (weather permitting). You will have a mesmerizing view of the sunrise over stunning snowcapped Himalayas. After spending about an hour at Poon Hill, we walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Have breakfast collect the bags then we continue to Tadapani.  The trail initially drops down to Banthanti (2,606m)  for 2 ½ hrs for a lunch break  then walks through rhododendron forest, makes some ups and downs to Tadapani, a clutter of hotels with a dramatic view of mountains at 2,540 m.  In case of good weather you can have a wonderful sunset view over the Himalayas. (weather permitting)

Overnight at the Lodge

Includes: Local guide, porter support, simple accommodation, permit and conservation park fee

The trail today descends steeply from Tadapani through forests, terraced fields of maize and potatoes to the second largest village of Gurung in Nepal.  From here you can get the views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchare mountains.  Have a lunch explore the village then from here we walk further down to Sauli Bazaar to catch a vehicle to drive down to Pokhara. The initial road is in rough mountain road but later from Nayapul the roads becomes better.

Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

Includes :  Breakfast, trekking Guide, porter support, transportation to Pokhara & accommodation.

Morning explore Pokhara and then transfer to the airport for flight back to Kathmandu.  Upon arrival we will transfer you to your hotel.

Overnight at the Hotel in Kathmandu

Includes :  Breakfast, trekking Guide,  transfer to hotel.

Today as per the flight schedule we will transfer you to the airport  for your flight back home.

Includes :  Breakfast & transfer to the airport

  • 03 nights twin sharing accommodation at the medium class hotel in Kathmandu on BB basis
  • 01 night twin sharing accommodation at the medium class hotel in Pokhara on BB
  • A day tour in Kathmandu as stated in the program
  • 03 nights/04 days trek with the support of guide and porter, simple accommodation (Mountain Lodges), Breakfast, transportation till Hille and back to Pokhara from Sauli Bazaar
  • Duffle Bag for Trekking
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Arrival/departure transfers
  • 15 days Nepal Visa which can be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport upon payment of US $ 25.- in cash. Your passport should have atleast 06 months validity on the day of departure from Nepal and  01 passport size color photograph. For online visa application log on to  http://www.online.nepalimmigration.gov.np/
  • Flight fare KTM/PKR/KTM i.e. US $ US $ 246.- net per person (subject to change without any prior notice)
  • TIM’s Card US $ 10.- net per person (Subject to change without any prior notice)
  • Conservation Park Fee US $ 23.- net per person (Subject to change without any prior notice)
  • Meals : Lunch & Dinner
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Travel Insurance including helicopter rescue in case of emergency
  • Extra expenses of personal nature, internet, phone etc
  • Any extra incurred in case of flight cancellation, medical problem, epidemics, political turmoil
  • Anything not mentioned in the Includes Box
  • Tips expected but not a mandatory

 

Similar Tour

×

×

×

×

×

×

×

×
Book Selected Package




×
Write a review




×
×
Good to know before you go to Nepal Enquire now OR +977 1 4017119 +977-9851060482
We are associated with:
Secure payment on:
×
Enquiry Form




×

Notice: ob_end_flush(): failed to send buffer of zlib output compression (0) in /home/fonepaltrekking/public_html/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3783