Poon Hill Trek

Poon hill trek in Nepal : Walking holidays in the Nepal Himalaya….
Want to do safe trekking in Nepal? Yes, but don’t want to do a long one? Okay, here is the most suitable trekking in Nepal for you – Ghorepani Poon hill trek in the famous Annapurna region. The most picturesque short trek in Nepal, this trek offers you unreal mountain scenery that will leave you breathless.

Here is how Nikki explains her enjoyment of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Yoga at her article “Inspired to take a peak” in the Stuff newspaper

…the trek is oddly comfortable. There are rest stops all along the path and water taps are everywhere. The scenery is growing evermore gob-smacking, but I’m falling in love with the Nepali people. Almost everyone we see greets us with a smile and “namaste”. At the top of the steps we stop for lunch: platters of fried rice, dumplings and noodles. Three sorts of fried carbs! Delicious. Next we enter a cloud forest, a magical place of mossy trees and running brooks. It’s a relief to be out of the sun, but …

You will hike 2 days to Ghorepani (which used to be a rest stop where ancient traders found water (pani in Nepali) for their horses (ghoda in Nepali). You will experience sunrise at Poon Hill, with breathtaking views of the Himalayan peaks of the Annapurna Sanctuary, including Gangapurna, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Hiunchuli. Along the trail you will hike through bamboo and rhododendron forest – it will be in full bloom in the spring – if you trek the Himalaya in March-April.

Day 01: Arrival Day – Kathmandu – 1300 m

You will be welcomed and received on your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu by our staff member. You will then be transferred and checked into hotel. The trip briefing will take place sometime in the evening. You will be informed about the briefing time on your arrival by our representative.

Day 02: Kathmandu Exploration Day

After breakfast, we will go sightseeing to the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu.

This visitation includes:

  • Swayambhunath which is also known as the Monkey Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist Stupas in the Valley.
  • Bhaktapur is the medieval city which dates back to the 13th century and also the finest example of metal, wood and stone carving.

We will eventually drive back to the hotel and stay night in Kathmandu.

Today will be a full day sightseeing day.

Day 03: Kathmadu – Fly to Pokhara 900 m – trek to Tikhedhunga

After Breakfast, we will fly to Pokhara and start poon hill trek We will Meet the crew at the airport and drive from Pokhara to Nayapul which is about 1.5 hours’ drive and eventually trek to Tikhedhunga on a nice dirt road alongside beautiful river stream. The beginning of the trek gives you glimpses of the Himalayan peaks but rest of the day we will enjoy the beauty of green mountain surroundings and local villages. We will spend the night at a comfortable Guest House (called the tea house) at 1527 meters.

Approximate Distance – 14 km

Approximate Trekking Duration – 5 Hrs

Day 04: Tikhedhunga – trek to Ghorepani 2810 m

After a mouthwatering mountain breakfast at the tea house we start the trek of the day. Probably the most difficult day of the trek given that the trail goes only higher in elevation. The first part of the trek is a steep upward walk for about 2 Hrs and then a gradual upward walk. The walk on the stone paved steps is a daring adventure early in the morning. The whole trail leads you through villages and forest to Ghorepani where your efforts will be rewarded with magnificent close up views of the Himalaya (given the weather is clear). We will stay the night at a Guest House at 2810 meters.

Approximate Distance – 18 km

Approximate Trekking Duration – 7 Hrs

Day 05: Ghorepani – Trek to Poon Hill 3210 m – Tadapani 2700 m

Early morning hike to Poon hill, the highlight of the trip, about 1.5 Hrs, to see the spectacular sunrise and the views of 10 different peaks. We will trek back to Ghorepani for the breakfast. After enjoying the second mountain breakfast, we will trek to Tadapani, another great place to take in close up views of the Himalaya. It is a pleasant walk through a lush green forest. Eventually we will stay the night at a guest house at 2700 meters.

Approximate Distance – 14 km

Approximate Trekking Duration – 6 Hrs

Day 06: Tadapani – Ghandruk – Pokhara

 Enjoy a beautiful forest trek to the amazingly stunning Gurung village of Ghandruk and explore the ethnic village for a bit. Have your lunch there and later, trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara and stay overnight in Pokhara.

Approximate Distance – 14 km

Approximate Duration – 8 Hrs

Day 07: Pokhara – Kathmandu

After breakfast, we will drive back to Kathmandu which is about 6 hours’ drive or we also have an option to fly for 25 minutes at an extra cost. The flight will cost you USD 105 per person with extra taxes etc.

In the evening at 18:30 we will meet to go for a Nepali farewell dinner along with a cultural show.

Day 08: Departure

This is a goodbye. We hope to see you time and again.

Thank you for choosing Earthbound Expeditions Nepal as your travel guide. Have a safe flight.

OR

You can extend your trip by sparing a couple of days and visit Chitwan National Park for 2 nights 3 days and get involved in activities like River Rafting in Trishuli River.

OR

Spare some quality days to visit Bhutan or India or Tibet.

What is included

Accommodation in a 3 star category hotels in the cities

 For the duration of the trek only basic lodges are available.

Ground transportation provided.

Sightseeing in Kathmandu where Earthbound Expeditions, tour guide will accompany you.

Full broad meals will be provided throughout the trek to Poonhill trek – 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners

Government trained guides and porters Earthbound Expeditions provides their insurance, salary and meals.

Farewell dinner along with one cultural show.

Entry fees and TIMS permit will be provided.

Sleeping bags and down jackets for trek will be provided.

One way flight ticket to Pokhara from Kathmandu.

Domestic Flights will be booked according to the Itinerary listed.

What is not included

International Flight tickets.

Museums and city monument entrance fees.

All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.

Airport tax.

Extra shower, battery re-charge, laundry charge etc.

Personal clothing and gears.

Tips and gratuities.

Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness will not be our responsibility since these factors are not within our control.

Note

Note:Important Note to remember The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is suitable for all season. Nepal is open for Business, booking are open for Annapurna poon hill trek 2016. Annapurna trek declared safe : The vast majority of guesthouses and trails on the popular Annapurna trekking route are safe for hikers. A team of structural and geotechnical engineers led by US-based firm Miyamoto International surveyed the Annapurna trail on foot and on a helicopter to check for quake-triggered destruction and hazards