Poon Hill Trekking( 5 Days )

Poon Hill Trekking, is one of the most popular and relatively easy treks that meander through the beautiful ethnic villages of Annapurna Region. It is also  significantly known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking, or Annapurna Panorama Trekking Invigorating through some eye catching rhododendron forests, Poon Hill Trekking in Nepal will let you feel the Himalayan Panorama while providing you the opportunities to get close to the local Culture. Moreover, Poon Hill Trek is obviously best known for the views from the Poon Hill. Being popularly known as the Photographer's Paradise. It let's you  capture some of the best pictures of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Not only this much, Poon Hill also offers you the striking panorama of huge Himalayas including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges among few others. The phenomenal sunrise from Poon Hill is just unmissable. A provocative glimpse of high mountains surrounding you can mesmerize anyone who's the part of this awesome trek. In addition to that, Poon Hill Trekking will also let you witness terraced slopes, warm villages, beautiful paddy fields, and wonderful culture and lifestyle of ethnic people like Gurungs, and Magars. Ghorepani and Ghandruk are two of the largest Gurung settlements in the Annapurna Region. There's a unique please of trekking in Annapurna foothills along with the charming settlements of ethnic communities of Nepal. So if you're willing to have a glimpse of the most beautiful and photogenic landscapes in just 5 days, the mountain routes is always your door service.

Trip Detail 

Starting from              : Kathmandu/ Pokhara
Ending at                   : Pokhara/ Kathmandu
Grade                        : Easy
High Elevation            : 3200m (Poonhill Tower )
Culture heritage          : Gurung, Magar, Thakali
Trekking type             : Teahouse
Himalayan sights        : Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Annapurna range, Manaslu, Nilgiri
Attraction                  : Close Mountain View, Villages
Best Season               : February, March, April, May, October, November 
                                : Almost All year 
Meal                          : breakfast, lunch, & Dinner
Activities                    : Trekking
Transportation            : Car / Van
Accommodation           : Tea house
Minimum Group Size    : 1
Per day Walking          : 5 to 7 hours
No of days                  : 4 to 10days
Itinerary type              : Fixed / Customized


Outline itinerary 

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 
Day 02: City tour in Kathmandu Valley 
Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 
Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540m)
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani  (2850M)
Day 06: Ghorepani to Poonhill ( 3210 M  )  and Trek to Tadapani (2540 M) 
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk ( 1990 M)
DAY 08: Trek to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara 
DAY 09: Pokhara Free day
DAY 10: Drive or Flight to Kathmandu 
DAY 11: Departure to Home country 


Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu 
Arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport and meet up there and  Transfer to hotel. Rest of the day free for your own leisure. Trekking permit process and overnight at hotel.

Day 02: City tour in Kathmandu Valley 
Leave for full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley includes the Hindu temple complex at Pashupatinath (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) & the biggest Buddhist Stupa at Boudhanath. Also visit Monkey Temple the Swyambhunath (2000 years old temple) and visit Patan city of fine arts. Back to hotel and stay.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara 
Early morning we drive for Pokhara by tourist bus or by flight. Check in hotel. Rest of the day free for explore leisure. Overnight at hotel

Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1540m)
One hour drive to Birethati from Pokhara (Alt. 1100 m) situated along the Modi River. people are very friendly and series of four water fall provide excellent swimming. The trails ascends to Tikhedunga.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani  (2850M)
It is a steep climb to Ghorepani from Tikhedunga. Ghorepani is one of the most popular village along the Annapurna Circuit. Many trekkers, who do not have enough time to trek the whole circuit, Still make it is Ghorepani to view a magnificent panorama of the Himalayas peaks. It is actually situated the ridge separating the valley of kali Gandaki from the valley of Modi river and is one of the highest point along the whole trek if you do not have include the Thorangpass. Almost all of village are Magars.

Day 06: Ghorepani to Poonhill ( 3210 M  )  and Trek to Tadapani (2540 M) 
Early morning your guide will take you to Poonhill excursion (3210m) one hour climb. One can have the excellent views of peaks of Himalayas and in spinning best views of Rhododendron flowers in its vicinity or in the trail in between Ghorepani and Tadapani. The red one called "Lali Guras" is the national flower of Nepal

Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk ( 1990 M)
Ghandrung (2012m) it is the most interesting tribal Gurung village in Nepal, which has provided Gorkha Soldiers. It has excellent close views of Annapurna South, Machapuchhre and Himalchuli.

DAY 08: Ghandruk - Pokhara
A great view of Annapurna and Machapuchhre Himal Descend to Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara

DAY 9: Pokhara - Free day
Sightseeing in Pokhara valley if you like to paragliding that will be possible

DAY 10:Drive or Flight to Kathmandu 
Free day for your shopping and explore Thamel market. Overnight

DAY 11: Departure
Departure transfer to airport for your onward destination.

Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu overland transportation by tourist bus
Twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast (Tourist standard hotel)
Twin sharing trekking accommodation in normal Trekkers lodge / Teahouse
Pokhara to Nayapul transportation by Car/Van/bus depend on group size
Three time meal during the trekking Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Desert (Fresh fruit / Chocolate) after having diner as company provide
One Government license holder English speaking trekking guide for the team
One porter who will carry your luggage during the trekking (Two tourist get one porter)
Annapurna Conservation area project entry fee
Trekker’s Information Management system (TIMS) card
Insurance for Nepalese staff (Trekking guide and Porters)
Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara transportation by car/van/bus depend on group size
Nepal Government taxes and Office service charge


Accommodation and meals/Food during the stay in Kathmandu
International or domestic air tickets abd airport taxes
Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days ) and US$ 40 (duration 30 days )
Personal trekking equipments and Clothing
Wire Transfer charge or Credit card service charge as company rule
Alcoholic beverages, laundry, Telephone calls and all type of hot drinks in Trekking
Soft drinks such as cola, mineral water etc
Personal nature expenses and Tipping (Tips)
High risk medical / travel insurance and First aid kit
Emergency rescue evacuation (if needed)
Any other things not mentioned