Scenic 360 Poon Hill Trek

Scenic Poon Hill Trek

The enthralling short trek among trekking bucket list; Scenic  Poon Hill Trek is definitely worth saying yes to!

USD 555/-

Key Facts

Trip Duration

8 Days

Best Travel time

All Year Round

Difficulty

Easy

Trip Type

Individual Trekking Component

Scenic Poon Hill Trek

The trail starts from Nayapul, passes through Ulleri and pauses at Ghorepani. The walk gets really interesting with the wetland and crossing through dense rhododendron forest from Ulleri to Ghorepani. At Ghorepani, you can relax in chill weather where you can also interact with the Magar(subcaste- Poon) community. The walk is held at Ghorepani for the next day’s spectacular and glorious sunrise. Early morning’s an hour walk up to hill can be strenuous for the time but the priceless and glorious rays of bleak golden Sunrise peeking out from the horizon is worth watching from the top of Poon Hill. Get ready to hold your heart!


Exceptionally, you will witness the 360 degree (panoramic) view from the top enriched with several snow clad mountains: Mt.Annapurna I (8.091m) – the 10th highest mountain in the world, Mt.Dhaulagiri (8,167m) – the seventh highest mountain in the world followed by other beautiful himalayas. After mesmerizing time spent over the hill, the walk descends towards a dense forest pleasing your ears with the birds chirping and cool atmosphere around. The trail concludes at Ghandruk village; One of the largest Gurung settlements with abundance in culture and hospitality where you can observe museum, traditional culture and friendly people.

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Scenic 360 Poon Hill Trek Highlights

A fully English-Speaking Guide.

Explore Nepal rich culture and diverse nature in the Annapurna region.

Enjoy the hospitality of the Nepalese mountain people and taste traditional Nepalese food.

Sensational views of an array of high snow-capped mountains,

Dramatic landscapes, verdant steep valleys

Observe the spectacular sunrise on the mountains.

Scenic 360 Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

Altitude: 1,300m (Kathmandu)

Upon arrival at Kathmandu airport, our rep from Himalayan Connection will pick you up, and take you to the hotel. In the evening, your trek leader will brief you about the trek. In the meantime, you will have to provide us with your documents for further processing of the permits.

(Hotel in Pokhara)
Leave your hotel in the morning for the bus to Pokhara. It’s about a 7 or 8-hour drive a tourist class bus and you will arrive in the late afternoon with time to make final preparations for the trek the following day. 

After Breakfast, take a private car to Nayapul. It takes about 1 and half hours to get there. We start our trekking from Nayapul. During the hike, we pass many local villages, teahouses, gentle green rolling hills, rivers, and local people. After crossing the Tikhedunga Khola on the suspension bridge, the trail begins to climb up quite steeply on a stone staircase that is more than 3200 steps. After climbing the hill we can see Mt. Annapurna south (7219m.) and Hiunchuli (6441m.). Nayapul to Ulleri (1960m, 4-5 hours walking)and then overnight at Lodge

It is a very pleasant part of the trek. We walk in the jungle most of the day. If you come in the spring you will see a lot of Rhododendron flowers. You have the chance to see many wild birds and animals. You can see a great view of many snow-capped mountains. Ulleri to Ghorepani(2874m, 5hour walking) and then overnight at Lodge.

We get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up to Poonhill(3210m.). it is not necessary to take much with us as we return later to collect our main rucksacks. It is about one hour walking to get to Poonhill (3210m). You will see the best sunrise and magnificent view of the Himalayas like Annapurna South, Bahari Shikhar, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri ranges, Tukuche peak, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Lamjung Himal, Mt.Manaslu ranges, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) and others mountains. After this unforgettable view, we come back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Trek to Ghandruk. The hike starts with quite a steep uphill section to Deurali pass. It is a similar elevation to Poonhill. We will see all the mountains from here as well. After that, we hike down to Tadapani. We continue to hike to Ghandruk through the Baisi Kharka (Buffalo pasture). Ghandruk is one of the biggest villages of Gurung people. There is the Gurung Culture Museum. We can go and see the way of life of the Gurung people. From this village, we can still see views of snow peaks. Ghorepani to Ghandruk (1939m, 6-7 hours walking) and then overnight at Lodge.

If it is a clear morning we may see Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (fishtail) and Annapurna III very close. We have our breakfast with views. This day, we walk to Kimche from Ghandruk. It takes slowly 1 hours trek. From Kimche, we 3 hours drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at your hotel in Pokhara.

The six-hour drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu brings us back the way we originally came, ending again in a comfortable hotel. Your long trek is complete: it’s time for some rest! After an afternoon to nap and relax, we’ll meet up one last time for a celebratory dinner at one of the town’s finest Nepalese restaurants, where you can give us your feedback on the trek.

Every great journey must, unfortunately, come to an end. After breakfast at your hotel, there’ll be a last bit of time to return any rental equipment, pick up souvenirs, and grab your things. We’ll get you to the airport for your flight home with time to spare!

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Service Type: Trekking Service

Price: 555

Currency: USD

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INCLUDED

Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle

3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast

Teahouse accommodation during the trek

All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek

All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary

English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader for a group

One porter for Two guests.

Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation

All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS) and all government and local taxes

Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

EXCLUDED

Nepalese visa fee

International airfare to and from Kathmandu

Excess baggage charges

Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara

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

Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)

Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

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