Poon Hill Trek -8 Days

Cost from : US$750.00 2 Pax All-in
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  • Destination: Nepal
  • Grade: Easy
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel + Lodge
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle / Aeroplane
  • Min Pax: 02
  • Trip Style:Trekking
  • Meals:ฺBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner During Trek
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This is a beautiful shortest trekking you can do in Annapurna region, the trek is easy and much romantic walking through the beautiful villages. This trek showcases some of the best views of Annapurna and neighboring Himalayas, especially from the Poon Hill. It is a relatively easy walk meandering through villages and rhododendron forests. We can test our stamina at the Ulleri Hill with more than 3,300 stone steps, one of the world's largest numbers of stone steps on a hill of this kind. The most attractive part of this trek is to explore the Ghandruk Village where lots of Gurungs are inhibited The trek will go up to 1951 meters maximum and the trek can be organized 3 to 4 days This short trek offers you magnificent views of Annapurna range as well as massive Dhaulagiri.

Trip Highlights

  • Scenic Drive / Flight to Pokhara
  • Superb views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges
  • 2 Highest Mountain More than 8000m out of 10.
  • Cultural Sight saw
  • Tribal Groups of People, Culture, and Lifestyle
  • Panorama of Himalayas range from Poon Hill
  • Best trekking route for short tracks and family group.

Outline itinerary

Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu 1350 m.

Day 02:Fly to Pokhara (914m) 6-7 hours

Day 03:Pokhara to Heli and start to hike to Ulleri (3 hours drive and 2-3 hours walk)

Day 04:Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m) 4 - 5 hours

Day 05:Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m) with a visit to Poon Hill: 6 - 7 hours

Day 06:Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) and Pokhara 3 - 4 hours 2 hours drive

Day 07:Fly to Kathmandu

Day 08:Final Departure

Cost includes:

    • Two nights hotel in Kathmandu and two-nights hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
    • Private jeep from Pokhara-Hile, Kimche-Pokhara
    • Welcome and farewell dinners
    • Airport pickups and drops in private vehicle
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • Teahouse/Lodge accommodation during trek
    • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by flight and airport departure taxes
    • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide) and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers:1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
    • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP permit, TIMS )
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes:

    • Nepal Visa fee
    • Drinking water during trek and beverage such as tea, coffee, coke, Pepsi, liquor etc.
    • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
    • Expenses of charge batteries and hot water for shower on the mountain
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1
    Arrival at Kathmandu 1350 m.

    Upon your arrival at the Kathmandu airport, you will be greeted by a representative from Thai Nepal Travels. After picking up your luggage and look for our representative with a Thai Nepal Travels display board at the arrival gate. After that, you will be transferred to Hotel. After check-in, you can take a rest, hang around in the city - it all depends on your interests and condition. In the evening we will organize a "Welcome Dinner" at an excellent traditional Nepalese Restaurant where you will enjoy Nepalese cultural programs as well as a fine meal.

    Including meal: Dinner

  • Day 2
    Fly to Pokhara (914m) 6-7 hours

    Today after breakfast the early morning we drive to Kathmandu airport and fly to Pokhara (914m.) by plane 30 minutes. Pokhara is 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu it is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites. After reaching to Pokhara we check in hotel. After check-in, you can take a rest, hang around in the city - it all depends on your interests and condition. Overnight in Pokhara.


    Including meal: Breakfast

  • Day 3
    Pokhara to Heli and start to hike to Ulleri (3 hours drive and 2-3 hours walk)

    Today after breakfast we drive to Hile and starting our trek. We follow the River Bhurungdi east, passing lowland rice fields, local villages and a small waterfall. We cross the Modi Khola (river) the village of Tikhedunga. After Tikhedunga village we stop at Ulleri overnight at teahouse at Ulleri.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 4
    Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m) 4 - 5 hours

    After breakfast we start to walk to ascent to the Ghorepani village. The name of Ghorepani in Nepali means horse-water owing to its role as an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop. from here we will have magnificent views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli, later in the trek we will also see Fishtail Mountain. After you have conquered the thousands of steps, the trail becomes easier as we pass Banthati and walk through the rhododendron forest overnight at teahouse at Ghorepani.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 5
    Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m) with a visit to Poon Hill: 6 - 7 hours

    We make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft). The Poon hill will reward you with spectacular sunrise views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Take time here to soak up the tranquil atmosphere. We return back to Ghorepani. Upon breakfast, we head east to Tadapani through pine and rhododendron forests to reach Tadapani for overnight in teahouse here.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Day 6
    Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) and Pokhara 3 - 4 hours 2 hours drive

    We start the day on flat ground to Bhaisi Kharka before a steep descent to Ghandruk. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees are in bloom, these forests actually turn into gardens of dazzlingly beautiful flowers, mostly red, when seen from the air or from far. Ghandruk offers sensational views of Fishtail Mountain, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Annapurna South and Himchuli. We have dinner here and walk to Kimche village then take a jeep to Pokhara. We will be downhill all the way to Birethanti. A gentle descent back to Nayapul following the Modi River by the time, we arrive at Birethanti from here, and a short drive to Pokhara and overnight at Pokhara.

    Including meal: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Day 7
    Fly to Kathmandu

    We fly to Kathmandu in the morning. The left side of the airplane offers some amazing views of the Himalayas. After arriving in Kathmandu, we leave for our hotel. You may enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks in Kathmandu. In the evening, there will be a farewell dinner hosted by Thai Nepal Travels to celebrate the successful completion of our trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    Including meal: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 8
    Final Departure

    Our 8 Days Poon Hill & Ghandruk trek comes to an end today. A representative from Thai Nepal Travels will take you to the airport approximately 2 hours before the scheduled flight. We hope you have enjoyed the tour with us, and we are sure you will be back making another trip somewhere with Thai Nepal Travels again.

    Including meal: Breakfast

Trip Map

Trip Note

Important Note:

Your safety is of paramount concern while traveling with THAI NEPAL TRAVELS. Please note that your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary; however, since this adventure entails traveling in remote mountainous regions, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters, etc., can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

For the person who cannot continue trek until the end of trekking in case of any reason, he/she please note that there will be no refund. In case of the flight delay/cancellation after finishing of the trek, you will be responsible for all your expenses. Please also note that you will not be entitled to any refund for the services (such as hotel, transport, flight, etc.) included in the package that you would not use later.

For all accommodations at Annapurna base camp trek are in local lodges on a twin, triple or four-bed sharing basis. If we prefer a single room, we may indicate our preference and get single rooms on request by paying a single supplement. However, there are several places that do not allow single accommodations in the Annapurna base camp.

 

Accommodations

We will be providing you at Hotel Marshyangdi or equivalent in Kathmandu, Hotel Crystal Palace or equivalent in Pokhara and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. Single supplement will be served on request and will cost an additional.

Meals

During the trek, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from the tea-houses or from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking while only breakfast will be available while in Kathmandu and Pokhara. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners for guests.

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