Poon Hill Trek

The Annapurna Himalayan (Ghorepani and Poon Hill) Trek starts and ends in Pokhara; a colourful foray into the Annapurna region. The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. Trekking to the view point at Poon Hill offers you unobstructed mountain views.

An easy trek in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by Gurungs, Magars and other ethnic groups, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline.

per adult from

$1,574

NZD

Duration

10 days

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  • What's included :
    • 9x Breakfast
    • 6x Dinner
    • 6x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 9 nights
    • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle
    • Twin-share room in three-star hotel in Kathmandu (3 nights) & Pokhara (2 nights) with breakfast
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu valley by a private tourist vehicle
    • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory (4 nights)
    • Local Ace the Himalaya licensed English-speaking trekking guide
    • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests.)
    • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff
    • Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking
    • Tourist bus between Kathmandu and Pokhara and private tourist vehicle between Pokhara and Nayapul
    • Free Ace the Himalaya duffel/kit bag and sun hat (yours to keep)
    • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu
    • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
    • Official expenses
    • Entry/Admission - Pashupatinath Temple
    • Entry/Admission - Boudhanath Stupa
    • Entry/Admission - Bhaktapur Durbar Square
    • Entry/Admission - Pokhara
    • Entry/Admission - Naya Pul
    • Entry/Admission - Ghode Pani
    • Entry/Admission - Poon Hill
    • Entry/Admission - Ghandruk
    What's excluded :
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Travel insurance which covers emergency rescue and evacuation
    • International airfare and airport departure tax
    • Nepal entry visa
    • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
    • Personal trekking equipment
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected.)
    • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section

  • Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

    Stop At: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
    Our airport representative will be receiving you at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu and s/he will be displaying an Ace the Himalaya signboard outside the airport terminal. You will be then transferred to your respective hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

    Note: If you happen to arrive after 4 pm you would be briefed about the trip by our guide, this will be the pre-trip meeting for you, so please make sure that you ask all the questions. But if you arrive earlier than 4 pm, your pre-trip meeting would be on that very day at our office. During the meeting, we will introduce your trek leader/guide. For the meeting, please make sure you bring the passport, three copies of passport-size photos and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any, and sign the legally binding trip form as well as the non-liability disclaimer.
    Duration: 2 hours

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 2: Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley

    Stop At: Pashupatinath Temple, 44621 Pashupati Nath Road, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most significant Hindu temples of Lord Shiva in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Though you are not allowed to go inside the temple as it is strictly for Hindus only, you can clearly see the temple and the activities from the eastern bank of the Bagmati River. It is a square two-tiered pagoda temple built on a single-tier plinth which is famous all over the world.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Boudhanath Stupa, Boudh, Kathmandu 44600 Nepal
    Boudhananath is one of the holiest Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century with four pairs of eyes of Lord Buddha in four cardinal directions keeping an eternal watch over the people and their doings. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet going round the stupa spinning the prayer wheels.
    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Bhaktapur 00977-1-4701148 Nepal
    Visit the Bhaktapur Durbar Square, the Royal Residential Quarter of Bhupatindra Malla, famous five-storied temple of Nyatapola in Pagoda style Batsala temple, Bhairavnath temple, Duttatraya temple, Pujari Muth and Palace of 55 windows.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (900 m) in a Tourist Bus - 7 hours

    Stop At: Pokhara, Nepal
    Our trekking staff will pick you up at the hotel at 6:30 am and escort you to the tourist bus station. The bus to Pokhara leaves at around 7:30 am. A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna and Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, Dhaulagiri in the west and Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Three-star hotel

    Day 4: Drive to Nayapul (1,010 m) and Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570 m) - 4 hours

    Stop At: Naya Pul, Lumle, Nepal
    We begin our trek at Nayapul after a hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. After a short 15-minute walk along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015 m), a large village with many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1,495 m. After a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1,570 m. Today’s walk is relatively short and easy, a prelude to the trekking experience in the Annapurna region.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2,840 m) - 5 hours

    Stop At: Ghode Pani 33200, Nepal
    We move on towards the steep climb to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070 m. The trail ascends more gently from this point, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons, towards Banthanti at 2,250 m. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m. After an hour walk we arrive at Ghorepani (2,840 m).
    Duration: 16 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 6: Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m) and Trek to Tadapani (2,610 m) - 7 hours

    Stop At: Poon Hill, Pokhara Nepal
    Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210 m, a brilliant mountain range spectacle; this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. There we spend about 1 hour and returning to Ghorepani, we take a hot breakfast. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests, towards Deurali (2,960 m). After that, we descend to the Banthanti, then turn off to Tadapani.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 7: Trek to Ghandruk (1,940 m) - 4 hours

    Stop At: Ghandruk 33700, Nepal
    From Tadapani the trail descends through forests to Ghandruk, a village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal. They have their own dialect, culture, costume, and lifestyle. Ghandruk is also home to many Gurkha soldiers. It is a famous destination for trekkers as it is known for its beautiful mountain views and also because it is within easy reach from Pokhara and Kathmandu. We have the afternoon to visit Annapurna Conservation Office and museums and explore the village.
    Duration: 18 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 8: Trek to Nayapul (1,010 m) and Drive to Pokhara - 5 hours

    Stop At: Naya Pul, Lumle, Nepal
    Today, we are going to end our trek at Nayapul followed by a short drive back to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, you can have a relaxing afternoon and take some stroll around the lake side.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 9: Drive Back to Kathmandu (1,400 m) - 7 hours

    Stop At: Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region
    We will be driving back to Kathmandu in the morning.

    If you are interested in extending the trip, there are many options such as Chitwan jungle safari, river rafting adventure, Kathmandu shopping tour, mountain biking and other activities.

    In the evening we will have a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant with cultural performances.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner: Farewell dinner in a Nepali restaurant
    Accommodation included: Guesthouse

    Day 10: Transfer to the International Airport for Your Final Departure

    Stop At: Tribhuvan International Airport, Ring Rd, काठमाडौँ 44600, Nepal
    The trip concludes today. Our airport representative will drop you at the international airport in Kathmandu for your flight departure from Nepal.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up from the airport even if you arrive earlier. Airports
    • Tribhuvan Airport, Kathmandu Nepal
    Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Ace the Himalaya

Activity ID: V-33122P9

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