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Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill
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    $630 USD
  2. 10 Day(s)

Destination: Nepal

Trip Grade: Moderate

Accommodation: 3-Star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Normal tea house during the trek

Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Three times meals during the trek

Transportation: Private vehicle and Tourist bus

Activity:Sightseeing and Trekking

Max Altitude:3210 m/ 10531 ft

Group Size:02-10 People

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About Trip

Trip Highlights

  • Take the relaxation time at the lakeside of Pokhara and enjoy the surrounding views
  • Immerse into the customs of Gurung Villages
  • Walk along the rhododendron forest
  • Enjoy the awe-inspiring sights of sunrise over the mountain ranges from the Poon Hill

Poon Hill Trek is a mix of diverse colours short excursion into the lower part of the Annapurna region. The trail of this trekking commences through the mixed settlements, dense forests and the cascading waterfalls. The wonderful glimpse of the high mountain peaks, surprising corner in the horizon offer you the sense of extreme pleasure and you forget the tiredness of the trip. Similarly, Poon Hill Trekking is popular as an easy trekking destination and also acquired as not the dangerous trekking trail of Nepal. Besides, it is not so much high altitude trekking trail so, anyone can join it.

Poon Hill is the best viewpoint in the Poon Hill Trek package, which is also the highest point of this trip, situated at an altitude of 3210 m. It is a vantage point for looking the sunrise over the Himalayas. You can explore the views of Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III and IV, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and other giant peaks. Ghorepani is surrounded by the dense rhododendron forest. Except the natural views, flora and fauna, another charming aspect of this trekking is the enchanting ethnic hospitality. Ghandruk is one of such place that is the centre of the ethnic cultural prosperity. You can explore the Gurung museum and the traditional lifestyle of the local people. Himchuli, Fishtail and Annapurna can be seen wonderful even from Ghandruk. As the trek descends from Ghandruk, you trek all the way to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.

Poon Hill Trek is suitable especially for those who are the first trekkers and have the desire to explore the Himalayas. Rising Adventure conducts this trip with the great experienced guide. So, please join with us if anyone has such a great enthusiasm for trekking in Annapurna region.

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/ 4429ft) and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 02 :Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 03 :Drive to Pokhara (800m/ 2625ft), 210 km/ 7 hrs. Overnight in Pokhara

Day 04 :Drive to Nayapul (1070m/ 3510ft), 42 km/ 1.30 min and Trek to Ulleri Village (1960m/ 6430ft), 5-6 hrs walk. Overnight in Ulleri Village

Day 05 :Trek to Ghorepani (2860m/ 9383ft), 5-6 hrs walk. Overnight in Ghorepani

Day 06 :Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/ 10531ft) and Trek to Tadapani (2700m/ 8858ft), 6-7 hrs walk. Overnight in Tadapani

Day 07 :Trek to Ghandruk ( 1940m/ 6365ft), 4 hrs walk. Overnight in Ghandruk

Day 08 :Trek to Nayapul (1070m/ 3510ft), 4-5 hrs walk and drive to Pokhara (42km/ 1:30 min). Overnight in Pokhara

Day 09 :Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/ 4429ft), 210KM/ 7 hrs drive. Overnight in Kathmandu

Day 10 :Departure from Kathmandu OR Enroll in other activities

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and drop by private vehicle
  • Three night accommodation in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu 
  • Tourist bus tickets (Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu)
  • Two night accommodation in Pokhara on the basis of twin sharing including breakfast
  • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by private car 
  • English speaking, an experienced, friendly and knowledgeable trekking guide during the trip (Salary, food, accommodation and insurance)
  • Three meals a day during the treks (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) according to your choice
  • Accommodation during the treks
  • Friendly and strong porter (Salary, food, accommodation and insurance), one porter= two trekkers
  • All necessary paper works, permit and TIMS cards for trekking
  • All the government taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional dance 

 

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee for Monument places 
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All your personal expenses and other expenses which are not mentioned in trip "Cost includes"

Departure Note

According to your requirement Rising Adventure P. Ltd. Operates this trip at anytime. Please feel free to contact us to customize your departure. 

Detail Itinerary

Day 01:Arrive in Kathmandu (1350m/ 4429ft) and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the representative from Rising Adventure at the arrival gate and transferred to hotel.

Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel

Day 02:Kathmandu Sightseeing and Trek Preparation. Overnight in KathmanduThis is your day for sightseeing. So, you are picked up by your tour guide from your hotel. Basically, Kathmandu Sightseeing involves the four UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu. They are Kathmandu Darbar Square, Swayabhunath Stupa, Boudhnath Stupa and the Pashupatinath Temple. However, we also organize other sightseeing tours nearby Kathmandu in accordance with your desires like Patan and Bhaktapur Darbar Squares those too are enlisted in UNESCO.
In the evening, Rising Adventure will discuss about your trip and introduce our trekking guide as well as other members.

Included Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 03:Drive to Pokhara (800m/ 2625ft), 210 km/ 7 hrs. Overnight in Pokhara The Tourist bus to Pokhara leaves at 7 am from Kathmandu. So, your trekking guide will pick up you at 6:30 am from the hotel. You will reach to Pokhara within around 6 hour travelling passing through the magnificent beauty of hills, rivers and mountains. A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also popular for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, and Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east.

Included meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel

Day 04:Drive to Nayapul (1070m/ 3510ft), 42 km/ 1.30 min and Trek to Ulleri Village (1960m/ 6430ft), 5-6 hrs walk. Overnight in Ulleri Village Your trek will embark on from the place called Naypul just 1 hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. It takes almost 15 minutes to reach to Birethati(1,015m) which is a large village with shops and teahouses. You will continue your trek up until you won’t reach to Tikhedunga(1,570m) walking along the Bhurungdi River. Then you will ascend to Ulleri about (1960m/ 6430ft) above the sea level, covered with a large number ethnic group especially Magar.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 05:Trek to Ghorepani (2860m/ 9383ft), 5-6 hrs walk. Overnight in GhorepaniYour trek will move up towards Bhanthati(2,250m) and then Nangethanti(2,460m) via the majestic forest of oak and the national flower of Nepal called Rhododendron. Finally, you will reach to Ghorepani.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 06:Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/ 10531ft) and Trek to Tadapani (2700m/ 8858ft), 6-7 hrs walk. Overnight in TadapaniToday, you will go for a hiking of an hour to Poon Hill at 3,210m, a vantage point for looking the scenic of sunrise over the ranges of high Himalayas. So, you will hike a very early in the morning, spend almost 1 hour and come back to Ghorepani for having a hot breakfast. Then you will ascend to Deurali(2,960m) along the ridges and through the beautiful forests of pine and rhedodendron. After that we descend to Banthanti, then turning off to Tadapani.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 07:Trek to Ghandruk ( 1940m/ 6365ft), 4 hrs walk. Overnight in Ghandruk It takes almost 3 hours to reach to Ghandruk, which is full of ethnic Gurung people. So, you will descend to Ghandruk through the forest of rhododendron as well as of alpine flower. From Ghandruk, you can see the beautiful views of Annapurna South, Fishtail, Machchhapuchchhre and so on. In the evening, you will observe as well as enjoy the traditional dance of local people.

Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 08:Trek to Nayapul (1070m/ 3510ft), 4-5 hrs walk and drive to Pokhara (42km/ 1:30 min). Overnight in PokharaToday is the last day of your trekking. So, you will continue your trek until to Nayapul and reach to Pokhara after an hour drive.

Included meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel

Day 09:Drive to Kathmandu (1350m/ 4429ft), 210KM/ 7 hrs drive. Overnight in KathmanduThe leaving time of Tourist Bus in Pokhara is also at 7:30 am. So, your trekking guide will pick up you to Tourist Bus Park at 7:00 am as same as before. Then you will come back to Kathmandu following the same route and time.

Included meals: Breakfast and Farewell Dinner
Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel

Day 10:Departure from Kathmandu OR Enroll in other activities Today your trip in Nepal comes to an end and the representative from Rising Adventure will take you to the airport approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

Included meals: Breakfast

Poon Hill Trek Trip Map

The prime duty of Rising Adventure P. Ltd. is to provide the safety and security. During the trip, some factors may affect and cause to change our itinerary such as weather condition, transportation, health condition of our clients and other natural disasters. At this moment, our company gives full authority to our guides for deciding what to do or not to do concerning on the interest of our clients.

We can also customize this trip for a single too according to their requirements.

Accommodation

You will be stayed at 3-star hotel whenever you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara during your trip. While in trekking in Annapurna Region, you will spend your nights at local tea houses or at Hostel in terms of availability. In addition, you will be provided rooms with twin share basis in most of the places during your trek.

Foods

During your trip to Poon Hill, you will be provided only breakfast by the hotels of both Kathmandu and Pokhara wherever you stay. Rising Adventure also invites you to have either lunch or dinner in your arrival or farewell by managing the time. But during your trekking, you will be had breakfast and dinner on the basis of menu of local  tea houses or lodges wherever you spend your nights and your lunch will be provided on the way of your walking. You will taste Nepalese food in most of the places in trekking period; however, there are some tea houses which provide some international food like Chinese, Indian, Continental, Tibetan and so on.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is compulsory for joining Rising Adventure’s activities. We require your travel insurance must cover the emergency accidents (includes helicopter rescue and air ambulance) with medical expenses and others like cancellation, personal liable, loss of luggage and so on. It helps you to travel freely and confidently. Please be noted that we do not arrange and sell insurance.

Leader(s) & Staff Arrangement

Rising Adventure has skillful, experienced as well as expert team who operate your trip. Besides, we have such trekking and tour guides who can speak foreign language very well. They are very frank and expertise in the field of culture, ecosystem, history, flora and fauna and so on who make your trip immemorial. In addition, we have many numbers of tour guides and each of them can speak different language very fluently.

At last all the guides of Rising Adventures including Rock climbing and Mountaineering guides have authentic license related to their field. It means they are expert trainers.

Porter Care

We believe on “behind every successful man there is a woman”. So, Rising Adventure is also the outcome of our hard worker staffs especially the porters. Rising Adventure wants to make you sure that all the porters of our company are strong physically, behave friendly and speak a lit bit English as well as carry your backpacks very safely. So, Rising Adventure also pays the serious attention towards them. We treat them as equally as our other staffs like guides and office staffs. We even do the insurance of porters while they engage in any types of adventurous activities and also rescue them by providing Helicopter on our own expense whenever they are in dangerous condition. In addition, we have mentioned some rules too in the favour of porters like the weight of one luggage should be up to 20 kg, one porter is only for two travelers and so on.

Health & Experience Requirements

Trekking in Annapurna Region is not too risky. You will have almost 6 hours walking during the trek. So, it is better to have past experiences either of hiking or of short days trekking in the higher elevation because you need to walk more times in higher elevation while trekking in this area, but we also arrange some short types of treks in the lower elevation in Annapurna Region. However, it is not mandatory to have such experiences, but you need to be fit and fine physically as well as mentally and no any technical skills are required to trek in Annapurna Region. Anyway, Rising Adventure believes in that if anyone has the strong intention to do something, s/he will be successful definitely due to his/her courageous will. In addition, Rising Adventure strongly advises you to have the regular exercises like jogging, walking, running, etc even for some periods of time before going to trekking because we agree that such types of exercise also helps to do trekking very easily in the higher elevation. At last we advise you to consult with doctor before heading to do any kinds of adventure activities.

Best Seasons

Trekking in Annapurna Region is very best in autumn as well as in spring seasons. So, it is crowded in these both seasons. If anyone prefers to have trekking in less crowded time for enjoying much, s/he can plan for trekking in winter in this area, though, it is cold. Although, it is quite boring to trek in the higher elevation in summer and monsoon seasons due to rainy times, you can make a plan for Poon Hill Trek in these seasons because it is in the lower elevation .

Responsible Tourism

Many people are directly or indirectly joined in tourism, which is a large industry in Nepal. Different tourist activities are adventurous and some are less adventurous. Rising Adventure is a fully responsible adventure activities organizing company in Nepal. We are government certified and linked with the various tourism institutions. We pay taxes to the government of our travel packages and actions that we arrange and annually renewed. We are always cautious for the client’s troubles and try to respond to them as soon as possible.

Additional Information

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