Poon Hill Trek

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October – May

The trek to Poon Hill (Pun Hill) is located in Annapurna region. The trek offers some spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs & Magars, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) dominating the skyline.

One of the important highlight of this tour is to make a climb on Poon Hill, possibly the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth. When the sunrises, it touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8091m) along with a maze of other peaks, a sight worth all the effort put in to reach Poon Hill.

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All about the Poon Hill Trek.

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • The spectacular Sunrise at Poon hill
  • Picturesque mountain scenery on each & every footstep.
  • Experience Gurung culture in Ghandruk.

 

FACTFILE:

  • Type of Tour : Treks & Walks
  • Grade : Soft +
  • Maximum Altitude : 3193m/10,476 ft.
  • Tour Duration : 08 Nights
  • Trek Duration : 03 Nights/04 Days
  • Best Season : Oct. – May
  • Ex–Destination : Kathmandu
  • Accommodation (Nights) : Hotel – 04, Teahouse / Guesthouse – 04
  • Food Plan : Hotel – Bed and breakfast basis; On the Trek: All meals included.
  • Travel & Transport : Airport and Trek transfers in small vehicles/SUV/MUV; Pokhara – KTM flight fare quoted separately.
The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

Travel:

  • Airport and Trek transfers in small vehicles/SUV/MUV.

Others:

  • Complimentary Duffel Bag, Sack & Cap.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) fees.
  • Trekking Information Management Service (TIMS) fees.
  • Local guide on the trek.
  • Necessary porterages on the trek.
Whats not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Goods & Service Tax as applicable.
  • Travel to & from Kathmandu.
  • Airfare from Pokhara – Kathmandu (quoted separately).
  • Airport tax on arrivals and departures.
  • Visa Fees for Foreign Nationals.
  • Lunch & Dinner expenses.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, laundry, liquor, etc.
  • Any kind of insurance, such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
  • Tips to porters, Sherpa team, driver, guide, etc.
  • Any extra costs incurred due to extension/change of the itinerary, because of natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown, etc. factors beyond the control of “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.” and its associates.
  • Items not specified in the above in “Cost Includes”.
  • We can customize a similar tour to suit your requirements or if you are an independent traveller you can check our Countryside Fixed Departures.
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1337m/4387 ft)

    Arrive in Kathmandu. After arriving at Kathmandu, meet, assist and transfer to the hotel by our representative. Overnight stay at Hotel in Kathmandu.

  2. Day 2 Kathmandu Sightseeing; Drive to Kurintar (900m/2953 ft; 105 km; 3-4 hrs)

    After breakfast, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu City. It includes visit to the Hanuman Dhoka (Kathmandu Durbar Square) – an ancient durbar (palace) with its numerous old palaces, temples and pagodas, the Temple of Living Goddess “Kumari”, and the Kasthamandap Temple, which is believed to be constructed from the wood of a single tree from which Kathmandu derives its name. In addition also visit   the Boudhanath Stupa – an ancient colossal stupa and the center of Tibetan Buddhism in the world and the Pashupatinath Temple- the Temple of Lord Shiva situated on the bank of the holy Bagmati River.

    Post lunch, we start the scenic drive to Kurintar via Mungling Highway. Upon arrival check in Resort. Overnight stay at hotel in Kurintar.

  3. Day 3 Rafting on Trishuli; Drive to Pokhara (99 km; 2-2½ hrs)

    After breakfast we start 3 hours scenic Khataudi (raft starting point) where there will be a short briefing followed by some demonstrations related with rafting. Shortly afterwards, commence exciting white water rafting in the Trishuli River for about 4 hours till we reach Kurintar (raft ending point). Initially, we begin with small rapids and soon catch up with bigger ones. After rafting, we drive to Pokhara. Overnight stay at hotel in Pokhara.

  4. Day 4 Drive to Nayapul (1000m/3281 ft.; 43.2 km; 1-1½ hrs); Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m/5053 ft.; 9 km; 4 hrs)

    We begin our trek at Nayapul, driving to the road head. After 15 minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1065m) a large village that has many shops & teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola.

    From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hile at 1495m & after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga. This trek offers a short & relatively easy day, during journey & allows us to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal. Dinner and overnight stay at guesthouse in Tikhedhunga.

  5. Day 5 Tikhedhunga – Ghorepani (2750m/9023 ft.; 10 km; 6 hrs)

    Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then we make our trek towards Nangethanti at 2460m. After an hour walk brings you to Ghorepani. Dinner and overnight stay at Guesthouse in Ghorepani.

  6. Day 6 Ghorepani - Poon Hill (3193m/10,476 ft.; 1.5 km, 1½ hrs one way); Ghorepani - Tadapani (2590m/8498 ft.; 9 km, 5 hrs)

    This morning, we will get up early in the morning, and go for hiking to Poon Hill. From here you will see superb view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Himalayas, including peaks like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Dhampus, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Hinchuli, Fishtail, and so on. After visiting Poon Hill, we will come back to Ghorepani. Post breakfast we trek down to Tadapani. Dinner and overnight stay at guesthouse in Tadapani.

  7. Day 7 Tadapani – Gandhruk (1970m/6464 ft.)

    From Tadapani the trail descends through the forest, steeply at times towards Ghandruk. Dinner and overnight stay at guesthouse in Ghandruk.

  8. Day 8 Ghandruk – Naya Pul; Drive to Pokhara

    Trek from the well beaten path from Ghandruk to Naya Pul through Kimche, Syauli Bazaar and Birethanti. We drive to Pokhara and check in the hotel. Overnight stay at hotel in Hotel in Pokhara.

  9. Day 9 Fly to Kathmandu; Final departure

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport and fly from Pokhara – Kathmandu. At Kathmandu Airport we walk over to the International Terminal section to catch a flight for our onward journey. It’s time to say au revoir till we return for another trek…

     

    End of arrangements…

Accommodation & Food:

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara: In a hotel on twin sharing basis; Bed and Breakfast basis.
  • Kurintar: In a hotel on twin sharing basis; Bed & Breakfast basis.
  • On the Trek: In Guesthouse on twin sharing basis; All meals included.
  • Welcome & farewell dinner.

 

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