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Poon Hill Panoramic Trek

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

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Trek Facts

Trip Level
Beginners
Trip Starts At
Kathmandu
Trip Ends At
Kathmandu
Max Altitude
3210 m.
Trek Activity
Sightseeing, Trekking
Trek Route
Kathmandu - Pokhara - Ulleri - Ghorepani - Ghandruk
Best Season
Any Time

About the Trek

Poon Hill Panoramic Trek 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 degrees (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, which is the main attraction of the Poon Hill Panoramic Trek.

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 an abundance of culture and hospitality where you can observe museums, traditional culture, and friendly people. which is one of the beautiful aspects of Poon Hill Panoramic Trek.

 

THE REASON FOR YOU

Key Highlights

Dramatic landscapes, verdant steep valleys.
Observe the spectacular sunrise on the mountains.
Pleasing 360 degree panoramic view
Breathtaking view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range
Explore the rich culture and diverse nature in the low Annapurna region.
Gurung and Magar cummunity , theirs culture tradition and lifestyle .

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Trek Itinerary

DAY 01: ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

Welcome to Nepal! well, upon your arrival at the airport, a representative from the Himalayan Connection will greet you and take to the hotel. After having some rest you’ll join to team meet–up and pre-trip discussion. where you will meet your trek guide/leader before the Poon Hill Panoramic Trek start. In the evening Himalayan Connection will organize a welcome dinner with delicious Nepali cuisine and a cultural show.

 

Poon Hill Panoramic Trek.

DAY 2 : SIGHTSEEING AND TRIP PREPARATION

camp: Thamel Kathmandu

Altitude: 1400m. / 4592 ft

Time:

Meals: breakfast

Main Attractions: world heritage sites( Pashupatinath temple, Swoyambhunath, Boudhanath stupa, Newari culture, durbar square, etc.

DAY 03: DRIVE TO POKHARA (827M) 6-7 HRS

Camp : Pokhara

Altitude : 827m / 2712ft

Time : 25min flight / 6-7 hrs. drive

Meals : Breakfast

Main Attractions: stunning mountain views, beautiful lakes, paragliding, mountain flights, temple, pagoda, cave, and many more.

 

Be ready for Poon Hill Panoramic Trek.

DAY 04: DRIVE TO NAYAPUL AND TREK TO ULLERI (1960M) 6-7 HRS OVERALL

Camp : Ulleri

Altitude : 1960m /6429ft

Time: 1:30 hrs. drive and 4-5 hrs. walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Main Attractions: beautiful valley, greenery, cultivating terrace, stunning view of  Mt. Annapurna South (7219m) Hiuchuli (6441m) Gurung village and culture, etc.

                                  Poon Hill Panoramic Trek.

DAY 05: TREK TO GHOREPANI (2874M) 4-5 HRS.

Camp: Ghorepani

Altitude : 2874m / 9427ft

Time: 4-5 hrs walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Main Attractions: Cool and lush rhododendron forest, flowers,   stunning mountain views, wild birds and animals, the Magar community, and many more.

DAY 06: TREK TO POON HILL (3210M) – TADAPANI - GHANDRUK (2012) 7-8 HRS

Camp: Ghandruk

Altitude : 1940m / 6363ft

Time: 7 – 8 hrs. walk

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Main Attractions: pleasing sunrise view, magnificent view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna South ( 7219m) Fishtail (6997m) Nilgiri, Bahra Chuli (7647m) rhododendron flowers wild birds and animals.

Biggest Gurung village of Poon Hill Panoramic Trek.

DAY 07: TREK TO NAYAPUL AND DRIVE BACK TO POKHARA 4-5 HRS

Camp : Pokhara

Altitude : 827m / 2713ft

Time: 2-3 hrs. walk and 1:30 hrs. drive

Meals: Breakfast and  Lunch

Main Attractions: Close view of Mt. Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Fishtail, big Gurung village, their culture and lifestyle, old Gurung museum, green valley canyoning, etc.

Poon Hill Panoramic Trek ending point.

DAY 8 :RELAXING DAY AND POKHARA SIGHTSEEING

Camp : Pokhara

Altitude : 827 m / 2713 ft.

Time : relaxing day

Meals : breakfast

Main Attractions: Pokhara lake city nightlife, temples, cave, world peace pagoda, paragliding, mountain flight, sightseeing, international museum, boating, lakes, and many more…

DAY 09 : DRIVE TO KATHMANDU 6-7 HRS

Camp: Kathamandu

Altitude : 1400 m / 4592 ft

Time:6 -7 hrs bus drive

Meals: Breakfast and special farewell Dinner with Nepali cultural show.

Main Attractions: a wonderful road trip along the famous rivers (Marsyangdi and Trisuli ). massive hills, local markets deep valley, amazing settlements around the hills, cultivation, etc.

DAY 10 : FINAL DEPARTURE

Your new adventure experience in Nepal ( Poon Hill Panoramic Trek ) ends today. A representative from Himalayan connections will take you to the airport, 3 hrs. before your flight schedule. we wish you a safe journey to your home and hope to see you soon for your next adventure.

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Poon Hill Panoramic Trek

Poon Hill Panoramic Trek Equipment Checklist

For Head/Face

Sunglasses
Sunscreen
Hats

For Body

Down Jacket
Light and Warm Thermal (set)
Hiking shorts ( pant )
Gloves
T-shirts
Hiking Boots
Thick wool shocks
Slippers

Toiletries

Toothbrush/Paste
Toilet Papers
Oil or cream for dry protection
Multipurpose soap
Anti bacterial hand wash

Accessories

Rapid Test Kit
Stick
Thermal water bottle
Water purification drop
Sleeping bag
Camera
Cell Phone
Ear plug

Cost Includes

Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle
3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS) and all government and local taxes
Tea-house 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
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)

Cost Exludes

Nepalese visa fee
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and 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
Any kind of beverage
Travel and rescue insurance
Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
Tips for guide , porter and driver

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Frequently Asked Questions

WILL SOMEBODY COME TO PICK ME UP AT THE AIRPORT UPON MY ARRIVAL?

Yes, our airport representative will be there to greet you at the airport. S/he will be displaying our company signboard outside the airport terminal. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in our tourist vehicle.

CAN I OBTAIN A VISA FOR NEPAL UPON ARRIVAL AT THE AIRPORT?

YES, you can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 50 and 125 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)

Testimonials

Why it’s best to have a GUIDE when trekking in Nepal….

1) To really get to KNOW the beautiful country of Nepal. A licensed trekking guide will enhance your knowledge and appreciation of culture, flora and fauna and animals, mountaineering, and the peaks of Nepal. A guide can add so much depth and richness to your trek experience.

2) Safety. No one knows the details that will keep you safe like a trained trekking guide. Changes in the weather, changes in trail conditions, awareness of any political/social situations that could endanger you (for example, when we trekked in 2003, there was political unrest going on in certain areas; our guide knew where to go and where to avoid!)

3) Peace of mind and an uncomplicated travel experience. It takes a lot of mental energy to figure out bus timetables, to wonder about prices and bargaining, and to arrange to lodge when trails are crowded. We “could” have handled these details (we’re experienced travelers), but going out with a licensed trekking guide was the best decision and worth every dollar. Our guide kept us enchanted and informed about each peak and valley we were seeing, and he called ahead each day to confirm lodging. He gave advice that probably saved us much misery, such as “only order dishes with meat during our 1st or 2nd day of the trek…after that, it’s best to stick to egg and vegetarian options because meats have been carried in greater distances, stored for longer times, and there is the possibility of food poisoning”. Our guide kept current of weather forecasts and trail conditions and was able to make necessary modifications of which we would have been unaware.

4) The opportunity to form a friendship with a Nepali national. Trekking clients will have differing expectations of socializing, but in our case, we greatly enjoyed getting to know our guide, sharing meals, learning about Nepali life and culture through his eyes, enjoying laughs and after-dinner card games, and truly feeling like we were a group of “3 travelers + guide = 4”.

In conclusion, if you do not hire a trekking guide, it is possible to save a little money. But, my strong recommendation is that you trek with a GUIDE when exploring the amazing mountains of Nepal. Twice we have trekked Nepal, and twice we have had a guide….and we never regretted the decision for a moment.

~Becky Johnson
April 2019 – Mardi Himal Trek
(Guide: Sujan Pandey, Founder & Lead Guide of the company “Himalayan Connection”)

Becky Johnson

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