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Poon hill trek is the most adored short treks in Nepal. The name of the trek comes from a hilltop Poon hill that lies in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The hill gets its name from the local community of Poon people who surround the nearby hills. Poon hill is around 3210 meters from the sea level and has no settlement on the top. And, it is rather a viewpoint for witnessing the mountain panorama of the Annapurna.

The trail that leads in and out to the final destination is what makes the Poon hill trek very beautiful. Furthermore, this aspect makes this trek the most demanded short trek in Nepal. This trek is completely inhabited and every settlement is significant. To add up, the lifestyle, culture, tradition and hospitality is different from one another. The cultural part aside, you will make your way through dense forest. The forest is home of rhododendron of different colors. To add up, this forest is home to several species of birds and animal. Walking on the trails of Poon hill trek is as well historical. Historical because this trail that was once used by the merchants of silk route trade.

Others elements like the stories and folklores shared by people adds up to the beauty. One other beautiful element of this trek is the hot springs in the region. These hot springs work as natural stress busters. Trekkers often take a dip in the hot springs to release their exhaustion from the trek. Also, hot spring is an ideal place for making friends with other trekkers. On the other hand, a very intriguing aspect of this trek is being able to wear traditional dress. Ghandruk, a traditional gurung village, allows you to enjoy wearing cultural dresses. On the other hand, the village houses a small and local cultural museum. This museum collects weapons used by locals and photos relating to historical events.

Overall, Poon hill trek is a wonderful short trek in Nepal. Also, you can enjoy this trek even in short time and without any experience. This trek is a true way of experiencing Nepal and its beauty. Book for this trek today at an unbeatable price!

trip overview

Trip Code: BT-107 Total Duration: 9 days
Destination: Annapurna Region Best Time: March - May & Sept - Dec
Trip Grade: Easy Group Size: 1 - 12
Max Elevation: 3210

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Arrival in Kathmandu
You could be already in Kathmandu or you may be arriving on this very day, anyway, we welcome you to Nepal! Thank you for choosing Ghorepani Poon hill trek with Budget Trekking. On this first day we transfer you to your hotel and brief you about the trek if the time permits. You will not do much except observing the ambiance around you and get acquainted with the country.
Accommodation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)

Trek preparation and shopping
This is an important day because today is the day when you will meet with your guide. The guide or one of our team members will be responsible for briefing you about the trek about more or less everything you need to know about Poon hill trek. After briefing we would thoroughly go through the trekking gear that you have. Furthermore, if there is anything that is not according to the trekking standard we will do last minute shopping of the trekking gears required. On the other hand one of our backend office staff will get busy preparing all the required permits and logistics.
Accommodation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast only

Kathmandu - Pokhara
Depending upon the request of the guest and the type of trek selected we board the vehicle included in the package by 6:45 and leave Kathmandu by 7:00am. The vehicle takes around 7 hours from Kathmandu to Pokhara after multiple breaks in between. Overnight in Pokhara!
Accommodation
  • Hotel in Pokhara ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast only

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga(1,540m/5,052ft) 1.5 hours
Driving for around 1 hour and 30 minutes we reach Nayapul. After clearing our baggage we stroll for 15 minutes to reach Birethanti and get our permits checked. We start walking gently on the jeep track and make easy ascend to Tikhedhunga. In spring we can take the opportunity to cool off the scorching heat and fatigue by swimming in one of the streams on our way to Tikhedhunga, which has been the major attraction of this trail. Overnight in Tikhedhunga.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2,810m/9,220ft) 6 – 7 hours
On this day we make an ascent of 1360 meters in total within 4-6 hours of trek. As it is the first big and long day of the trek we would begin slow and easy. On this very day we embark on this beautifully crafted, manmade staircase with 3500 steps, which radiates the craftsmanship of the locals residing in nearby communities. The climb on these stair is physically challenging but not technical and yet beautiful. Once we reach Ulleri we witness beautiful settlement of Magar communities; an indigenous community with unique way of life and culture. Lookout for oak and Rhododendron forest and langur monkey in their natural habitat beyond Banthanti. After the village of Banthanti we arrive at the village of Nangethanti where we stop for lunch. Finally we cross 2 crystal clear streams and a ridge before we make a final and short climb to Ghorepani. Overnight in Ghorepani.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Ghorepani to Tadapani(2,630m/8,629ft) 5 - 6 hours
We rise and shine early and reach to Poon hill before dawn to witness one of the most spectacular sunrise over the mountains of Annapurna. After spending brief moment on Poon hill we head down to Ghorepani to collect our bags and have breakfast before being Tadapani bound. We make our way on sheer uphill to Deurali through mesmerizing forest of Rhododendron and oak forest. The view of Annapurna gamut and the deepest gorge; Kaligandaki, awaiting in Deurali as well is worth every effort put climb. From Deurali and except for some treacherous descend the walk is smooth and crosses some streams with swimming prospect along with some beautiful waterfall. Overnight in Tadapani.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Tadapani to Ghandruk(1940m/6,365ft) 4 – 5 hours
We make only descends and about 720m in 3-4 hours. The entire trail is inside the deep and dense forest of Rhododendron and oak, this forest is home to several species of birds, butterflies, animals and vegetations. The trails on lush green forest opens up to one of the most beautiful settlements of Ghandruk. Since Ghandruk is put in the itinerary to experience the Himalayan culture of Gurung people we opt out to accommodate in one of the homestays rather than teahouses. We have our lunch in Ghandruk itself and observe the culture. We experience the culture best by living and eating like Gurungs of Ghandruk. Overnight in Ghandruk.
Accommodation
  • Local Teahouse ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu.)

Ghandruk to Pokhara(820m/2,690ft) 4 – 5 hours hike , 1.5 hours drive
On this day we walk for 4-5 hours and downhill on easy and flat trails. We walk up to Kuimi and further to Syali Bazar, on and off on jeep track and old trail. Further down we take easy trail to Birethanti from where we checkout from ACAP and cross the rustic bridge and take a vehicle to Pokhara.
Accommodation
  • Hotel in Pokhara( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • 2 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch  or  any one item from the menu.)

Pokhara to Kathmandu(6 hours drive)
On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and get ready to head towards Kathmandu. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. Tracing the same way back we reach Kathmandu and we transfer you back at the hotel. Poon hill trek officially comes to end on this very day. Thank you for trekking in Nepal with Budget Trekking Pvt. Ltd!
Accommodation
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( 1 Night)
Meals Included
  • Breakfast only

cost includes

  • All government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Trekking Guide
  • All accommodations on the trails and  3 times meals during the trek (staple meal of Daal Bhat for lunch and dinner or  any one item from the menu )
  • 3 Cups Tea while on the Trail ( in most of the places where applicable)
  • Best available local lodges / Teahouse  in mountain
  • Taxi to and from airport
  • Certificate of trek Completion
  • Porters

cost excluded

  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, mineral water  etc)
  • Additional food
  • Tips for guide
  • Anything else that is not mentioned on what is included

Important Notes

  • Please bring 2 passport size photographs for your trekking permit to the group meeting.

Essential Trip Information

  • The trip begins from Kathmandu
  • You need to arrive at least 2 days prior to your scheduled trek initiation date
  • You will begin your trip from day 2 of your arrival and only after signing necessary formalities
  • You need to bring along at least 2 passport sized pictures and hand it to the company on day 2.
  • In case of trek cancellation or trek forfeit due to unseen circumstances, we shall compensate with an alternate itinerary or activities.
  • You need to bring along at least 500 dollars additional in cash. The funds will help you in case of delayed flights or unseen circumstances
  • You need to aware of the company of any medical conditions developed recently
  • You need to be of age 15 and above to join this trip
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Increible experiencia!!!

Recomiendo a todos los que esten pensando hacer un viaje a Nepal, animaros hacer un treking, yo personalmente hize el de Anapurna, y mas suerte no e podido tener con mi guia Uzol, es un apasionado de la montaña y conoce todo a la perfeccion, fui a sitios espectaculares donde esta la gente autoctona de la zona. Para mi eso eso fue genial por que es realmente lo bonito el poder estar con todos los afortunados q viven hay.Yo con el ingles dire que mas bien poco, y el con su buen humor y sonrrisa hacia que todo fuera perfecto. Recomiendo a Uzol como guia por que es ecxelente.... Pero como persona mas.

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