Poon hill trek 2024

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Duration

10 Days

DIFFICULTY

Easy

GROUP SIZE

1-12

MAX. ALTITUDE

3200m

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast , Lunch , Dinner

Walking per day

6-7 hours

Overview


Poon Hill Trek 2024 is Nepal’s most scenic, pleasant, and easy trekking route in the Annapurna Gorepani trekking. Administratively, this trek is in Kaski district and Gandaki Province in Nepal.

The trekking route only ascends to a maximum elevation of 3,210m.

Poon Hill Trek is an unlimited joy and a satisfying easy walk for fit trekkers. The naturally beautiful areas make them feel the trek too short.

This trek is equally perfect for,

  • The tourists looking for a short trek,
  • The beginners with some trekking knowledge,
  • The elderly or trekkers with kids.

Main Attractions

  • Nilgiri Himal (7,061m), Fishtail Himal (6,997m) and long range view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), and Mt. Annapurna (8,091m)
  • Gorge of Kali Gandaki River
  • Very famous beautiful Ghandruk Village of Gurung indigenous peoples
  • Ghorepani Village of Magar indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous culture
  • Rhododendron forest (the trail is colorful during the blooming time in February-April)
  • Dense forest
  • Waterfalls
  • Pokhara, the beautiful touristic city, on the way to Poon Hill Trek

This is an anxious-free trek because 

  • Trekkers do not get high altitude sickness and related problem
  • No health risks as prompt rescue and treatment is possible due to the road access
  • No chance of facing the avalanches
  • Weather can not disturb the walk (but view might not be stunning)
  • Food (all types of vegetarian and non-vegetarian food is available)
  • Internet and electricity access

Additional benefits

  • Poon hill trek helps trekkers acclimate in the Annapurna circuit trek and Annapurna Base Camp trek
  • Trekkers wanting to extend the trek can make the Annapurna Base Camp trek straight from the Poon hill trek

 

 

 

 

Itinerary


  • Some of our office representative will waiting you at the exit point of Kathmandu international airport with your name on shine board.He will bring you to hotel in our private car.It will take about 15 minutes’ drive from airport to your hotel.

  • Acclimatize in Kathmandu.It is quite new for tourists in Nepal. The Culture, tradition and daily life is quite different than your country. Sightseeing is optional.

  • Kathmandu to Pokhara (8,60m) by tourist bus and overnight at hotel.It is about 200 Km and takes 7 hours’ drive.The whole road is mountainous and most part of the road goes along rivers.You can see typical Nepali villages on the hills.You will have your Breakfast and Lunch on the way to Pokhara.There are many nice tourist standard restaurants.You will stay overnight in Pokhara which is the tourist hub and full of Natural beauty.Pokhara is very popular for Phewa lake and scenery of Himalayan like Annapurna range ,Dhaulagiri and Fishtail Mountains.

  • Drive to Nayapool and start trek to Trikhedhunga (1,540m) and stay overnight. Nayapool is about 41 Km from Pokhara and it will take about 1 hour drive with car. Today is the first day of your trekking and there is no more stiffs. Almost all parts of the trail is Flat.

  • Trek to Ghorepani (2,835m).Today you will walk about 7 hours to arrive Ghorepani.First 2 and half hour is stiff and the trail goes gradually up.The trail goes dense forests of rhododendron.Lunch break will be made at Banthati.Today you will overnight at Ghorepani which is very popular for Poon hill view point.

  • About 40 minutes Excursion to Poon Hill (3,210m) and spend 30 minutes over there with the views of Beautiful sunrise and scenery of Dhaulagiri himal and Annapurna himal. Both are above 8000 meters. You will observe many other peaks enjoying with Tea and coffee. Then about 20 minutes’ walk down to hotel and have breakfast. After breakfast about 6 hours trek to Tadapani (2,590m).From Tadapani you can see beautiful views of Annapurna south and Fish tail and many Mountains. stay overnight in Tadapani

  • About 3 hours trek down to Ghandruk.Ghandruk is one of the most beautiful Gurung village in this trek.You will make Lunch break and sightseeing in Ghandruk village.You will visit Gurung Musium.Due to road access and flow of high domestic tourists now days local people build modern building for Hotels.Then again 2 hours trek down and one hour up you will arrive to Landruk (1,650m) and stay overnight.

  • Today is the last day of trek and the trail goes most of the part flat and before Deurali it is 30 minutes up and 45 minutes flat to Pothana (1,890m).In Pothana you will have lunch then one hour drive back to Pokhara

  • About 7 hours drive back to Kathmandu stay overnight in hotel.At evening Farewell dinner in dance restaurant.

  • Our office representative will come to hotel with car and he will bring you to international airport and departure for selected destination

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From: $535

The initial price based on 1 adult with the lowest price in low season

Cost Includes


  • Pick up and drop transport as mentioned in the itinerary and hotel with breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Accommodation and three meals per day  during the trekking
  • Trekking guide and porters (Cook and sardar in the case of camping trek)
  • National parks’ fees and government royalties
  • Domestic air ticket and airport tax for tourists and guides as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Insurance of our trekking staff members
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley or other parts of Nepal as mentioned in the itinerary

Cost Excludes


  • International air ticket, airport tax and Nepal visa fees
  • All kinds of drink during trekking and travel stay with us
  • Travel insurance and cost of medical services of tourists
  • All kinds of cloth and personal trekking equipment
  • Other personal expenses and tips
  • Charted helicopter, plane and other transports in case of emergency
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Frequently Asked Questions


The Poon Hill Trek is an easy and short trek.

It cost US$ 250 for a 4-days poon hill trek. This cost includes the guide, hotel, breakfast, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and government permit.

Off course. Tourists need a trekking permit.

No. You can not see Everest from Poon Hill.

Yes, you can see an excellent view of Annapurna from Poon Hill.

Gear List


  • Backpack (50 liters) with outside pockets to keep smaller items
  • Trekking boots, well broken in and waterproofed. Gaiters to keep snow out of boots
  • Woolen sweaters and down jacket, gloves, wind proof outer garments, pants jacket, skirts, T-shirts, shirts, baggy pants and underwear
  • Several pairs of woolen and few pairs of nylon socks. A pair of sandals
  • Sleeping bag adequate for temperatures encountered
  • Hat with wide brim and sun lotion cream
  • One liter water bottle and some food for contingencies
  • Repair and medical kit
  • Head lamp with spare lithium batteries and bulbs
  • Handkerchief and toiletries
  • Verified phone number of your Embassy, consulate ,trekking agency and private phone number of your  director
  • Pen, pencils and letterhead to write an emergency message
  • Pocket knife with opener and scissors
  • Sunglasses with spare eyeglasses or contact lenses if you wear them
  • Umbrella and rain coat
  • Camera

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Important Information Before Your Trip to Nepal

Payment:  Down payment: 15% of total payment  is required to confirm the reservation.

Payment of the Balance: Rest amount can be paid in our office after your arrival.

Arrival Point: You will be met at the Kathmandu international airport. Our office representative will be waiting for you holding play card of the Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition. In case of your change plan, please let us inform.

Booking  Air Ticket:  If you don’t have regular travel agent, please visit    makemytrip.com, www.kayak.com, www.vayama.com. They  offer you very good price.

Room System: Normally we have two people in a room. Twin bed or single bed depends on the choice of guests and budget. If tourists want single room, s/he should pay single supplementary.

Trekking Leading Person:  Our trekking guide will lead the whole trip with his/her helpers and porters.

Currencies:  USD, AUD, EURO are major acceptable currencies in Nepal and visa and credit cards also accepted. There is ATM facility in city area.

Altitude Sickness: Altitude sickness will start from 3000 meter height. Trekkers should immediately inform trekking guide if faced any problems.

Drinking Water:  We can get mineral water and boiled water in city area and in some trekking places. We use water purification tablet or liquid in some remote trekking sites.

Laundry Facility: Laundry facility are available in city area but not during the trekking.

Visa: You can get arrival visa at Kathmandu airport that cost 25 USD  for  15 days and 40 USD for 30 days. Please bring 2 passport size photos. You can get your visa from the closest Nepali embassy.

Orientation Program: Before starting trekking, trekkers are provided with an  orientation by our office representative or trekking guide about the necessary trekking information.

Group Size: There will be maximum 12 persons in one group.

Accommodation: You will stay in a nice tourist standard hotel/resort in city areas.  Normal hotels or tents are available during the trekking.

Foods: We provide breakfast, lunch, dinner. Tourists can get continental food both in city and trekking places. Food during the trekking might not meet the standard of your country.

View of Mount Everest: Trekkers to Everest region  will of course see the Mount Everest. For trekkers visiting other regions where they cannot view Mount Everest, there are daily mountain flights which approach close to Mount Everest.

Travel Insurance:  It is compulsory to have travel insurance.

Personal Expenses:  It depends on your spending interest and shopping. There are some expensive handmade carpets, Thanka paintings, jewelries and handicrafts to purchase in Nepal.

Luggage: We take only about 10kg per person in trekking. Your excess baggage will be stored in a hotel.

Tips: Tips are highly accepted and appreciated.

Rules and Regulation

Nepal Mountain Lovers Treks and Expedition accepts your reservation under the following rules and regulations.

1. If the balance payment is not paid before your departure for trekking, the booking will be cancelled without any refund.

2. If there is war or the situation of the country is out of control and the country faces emergency situation before your arrival to Nepal, we inform you not to come Nepal and refund your payment. But in case of any emergency situation or war after your arrival or during the trekking, we will not refund your money. But we will try our best to make your trip successful and pleasant. In such situation, we may need to change the trip plan and itinerary.

3. In case of increase in government royalty and other costs such as the national park fee, you have to pay extra money.

4. If you commit any illegal act or disturbance for the safety and welfare of the group, our leader or guide can ask to leave the group without any right to refund.

5. If you have any complain with regards to trekking and tour please inform our tour leader or company. All kinds of valid complain are welcomed and processed with necessary actions.

6.You are responsible to ensure that all travel documents  are with you during the entire trip.

 

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