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Poon Hill Trek in Nepal
Poon Hill Trek in Nepal

Poon Hill Trek in Nepal

Witness the beauty of the Annapurna region
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    Overview

    Poon Hill Trek is a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a shorter trek. The trip starts just north of the city of Pokhara and winds through the Poon Hill area and then passes the many cultural and beautiful landscape of mid hill region. Along the Ghorepani Trek you will be visiting of the best panoramic spot on planet “Poon Hill” from where you will get chance amazing views of whole Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs. Together Ghorepani Trek leads you to explore typical culture of Annapurna region and their local lifestyle. The entire trails of Ghorepani Trek also leads you to see many natural wild flowers especially rhododendrons which blooms in spring. Overall this trek makes you to experience many things about Nepal and the route is suitable for every level of hikers-family, retired groups and all non-technical hiking groups which is one of the lower elevation treks that we offer rising to only 3200m Poon Hill atop.

    Trip Highlights
    Explore Annapurna’s most visited trail, encounter different varied cultural regions in front of Himalayas – dramatic views of the snowcapped Annapurna Himalayan panorama, Western Himalayan range’s giant Dhaulagiri- Poon Hill 3210m view point visit- best photographic spot, beautiful eco hamlet lodges foods and typical hill terraced cultural lifestyle and more…. Ideal for every age group … family holiday destination.

    Trekking Essential Information
    Accommodation during trekking
    In trekking region, we offer you accommodation in tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are separate with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. Most bathrooms are shared and toilets can be either squat type of the western version. Most of the Tea Houses have running water facility. Many of them provide hot water for shower.

    Meals during trekking
    You will usually have breakfast and dinner in the lodge; lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants. Every Tea House serves the traditional Nepali meal of Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), as well as a variety of different food items, such as rice, vegetables, noodles, potatoes and soup. Some restaurants have western food such as pizza, pasta and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses and trail side restaurants.

    Safe Drinking Water in Trekking
    We provide chlorine liquid and water purification pills during the trek. You need to use 3 drops in a liter and wait 20 minutes to consume it. If you want to buy bottled mineral water, you are more than welcome which is available at the tea house.

    Trekking coordinator
    We offer you an experienced trekking coordinator. He is in charge of your overall trekking. This is the person you should go to with all your problems, concerns and questions. He is well trained in all aspects of trekking, high altitude medicine, first aid and emergency procedure. He is selected in terms of his professionalism. Remember that trekking coordinators are local citizens and their English may be basic and limited to trek related topics.

    Walking in a day
    During trekking you do walking 7-8 hours a day with lunch breaks along the trail. The maximum altitude is 3200 mts which is Poon Hill viewpoint.

    Objectives

    • The aim of this program is to bring you closer to the authentic Nepal and the majestic Himalayas and truly immerse you in the Nepali culture, customs and lifestyle.

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    Location

    Poon Hill, Nepal

    This route takes you through Pokhara to Ghodepani, Ghandruk and Pothana.

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    Itinerary

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      Saturday - Arrival
      Arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) in our pickup time between 06:00 and 24:00
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      Sunday
      • Bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara (200 km)
      • Overnight at local guesthouse in Pokhara
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      Monday
      • Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1,577m)
      • Two-hour drive to Nayapul (1070m) and start trekking following Bhurung Khola
      • Overnight stay at Tikhedhunga Lodge
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      Tuesday
      • Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,855m)
      • Ascend to Ulleri Village through a pleasant Rhododendron forest and arrive at the top of Ghorepani pass
      • Overnight stay at a lodge
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      Wednesday
      • Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,680m)
      • Early wake up and walk up to Poon Hill for one hour to observe the sun-rise and a magnificent mountain view Walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast and start trekking to Tadapani
      • Overnight stay at O/n Lodge
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      Thursday
      • Tadapani (2,680m) to Pothana (1980m)
      • After enjoying spectacular views from Tadapani, we will trek passing through the deep mossy forest toward
      • Ghandruk village all the way to Pothana. It is one of the most renowned settlements of Gurung tribe of Nepal and cultural inhabitant of the Annapurna trail.
      • Overnight stay at a lodge
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      Friday
      • Pothana to Pokhara (820m)
      • About 3-4 hours easy way down via Dhampus village to Phedi
      • Drive to Pokhara
      • Overnight stay at a local guest house
      • On Saturday we drive back to Kathmandu.
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      Saturday - Departure

      Leave the accommodation on Saturday morning. Take a taxi to the airport (1 hour) for flights Saturday or Sunday Morning

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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Free beverages
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • maximum age65
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredOn signup
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Due to the length and active nature of this program, a decent level of fitness is required.
    • Please contact us for a complete list of recommended hiking gear for your pack (which must be a maximum of 15kg)

    Food

    Mostly Nepalese style dishes (vegetarian and chicken) will be served during the trip.

    Accommodation

    Along the route you will have overnight stays in hotels/tea houses. More information is available on request.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Poon Hill Trek

CategoryAdventure
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$930/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

$undefined/week