Annapurna Poon Hill Trek

Annapurna Poon Hill Trek

The Annapurna Poon Hill Trek is a short trekking option in the Annapurna Region which allows you explore the north-western acreages of Pokhara. It is a stunning trekking trail and the beauty of its views are utterly mesmerizing. You will be able to observe the settlements of the Gurung and Magar people with their many temples and monasteries. The pious atmosphere of the religious sites will add a unique tranquility to the serene trekking trails.

The intricate sub-tropical valleys at the base of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre mountain ranges are fascinating and very picturesque. The Annapurna Poon Hill Trek will take you through verdant hills and terrains and you will experience the delight of  blooming rhododendrons and foxgloves, and the spectacular vegetation of pine, oak, birch and juniper trees. The Trek is sometimes called the Annapurna Panorama Trek because of the  panoramic vistas of the Annapurna ranges and its many surrounding peaks. The most famous and unrivalled section of the route is the absolutely breath-taking view of the rising sun from the vantage point at Poon Hill. Here, as the sun ascends the cyan sky, the change in the atmosphere and the breathing of life into all around is simply indescribable. The slow ascent of the sun from behind the Annapurna ranges transforms the ivory snow into molten gold and burning saffron – it is truly heavenly and divine.

Driving to the lake-side city of Pokhara from Kathmandu, the Annapurna Poon Hill Trek begins by passing through terraced farms brimming with rice and mustard, rural settlements in isolated areas and amazing views of the Mountain peaks including Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, and Lamjung Himal. You will then journey through the opulent forests of blooming rhododendrons until you reach Ghorepani.

Our Annapurna Poon Hill trek provides beautiful panoramic views of the mountains of Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre and many more. The hike  to the village of Ghandruk, however, is one of the most exciting aspects of the trek. Ghandruk is a delightful village occupied by the settlements of the Gurung people. The village offers stunning views of the vistas of the Annapurna Mountain Massif and its many surrounding peaks. You can also visit the traditional Gurung Museum and examine the local traditional outfits and cultural trinkets that the museum holds.

Escape Himalaya Trek provides an excellent array of services to its clients and we ensure that they get the optimum satisfaction on their trekking journeys. The Annapurna Poon Hill Trek package is designed carefully, keeping the satisfaction of our customers in mind. The package incorporates all of the beautiful natural and cultural quintessence of the Annapurna Region in a relatively short amount of time. Come and join us in this outstanding adventure where you can experience the aesthetically pleasing magnificence of the mountains and their alluring natural winsomeness. You can take a close look at the culture, lifestyle and traditions of the people of the Annapurna Poon Hill.

We also have alternate packages for trekking in the Annapurna Region including our Annapurna Base Camp Trek which allows you trek to the foot of the summit of Mount Annapurna. Our Annapurna Circuit Trek gives you an excursion through the verdant Annapurna region in the most appealing of ways. Our ABC Express Trek is another option where you can have the itinerary customized to suit your individual needs. The Jomsom Muktinath Trek is an alternative where you will have the opportunity to trek to the holy temple. So come and join us on one of these wonderful adventures of exploration in the Annapurna Region!

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2,984ft), Duration: 6 hrs
  • Day 03: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1,570m/5,150ft), Duration: 4 hrs
  • Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,348ft), Duration: 7 hrs
  • Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill and onto Tadapani (2,610m/8,560ft), Duration: 7-8 hrs
  • Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,950m/6,396ft), Duration: 3 hrs
  • Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara (910m/2,984ft), Duration: 5 hrs
  • Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Day 09: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • Airport pick up and drop off by private vehicle.
  • Two night accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara.
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara by tourist bus then by private car to and from Nayapul.
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals and accommodation.
  • Escape Himalaya T-shirt, down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag,  and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion).
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • All necessary paper work and permits. (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'.
  • Travel insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Nepal entry visa fees: You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  • All kind of cold drinks including water, coke, Fanta, juice etc.
  • WI-Fi internet during the trek.
  • Personal trekking equipment.
  • Tips for airport representative, tour guide, trekking staff, driver etc.
  • Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

    After you arrive at Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, our airport representative will help you transfer to your hotel. S/he will also give you a short description about your trip. Overnight in hotel.

  • Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2,984ft), Duration: 6 hrs

    This is your second day in Kathmandu, and you will drive to the beautiful ‘Lake City’- Pokhara - taking around 6 hours. While driving, we will pass stunning views of terraced fields, rural settlements, and amazing panoramas of Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal and many other peaks. At Pokhara, you can opt for sightseeing or just relax in the hotel. Overnight at hotel, breakfast included.

  • Day 03: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1,570m/5,150ft), Duration: 4 hrs

    We will start trekking from Pokhara to Tikhedhunga - approximately 4 hours. We will also walk through Birethanti village which is located at the linking point of the Bhurungdi River and the Modi River. We will continue our hike, passing through magnificent rhododendron and oak woods. We will also traverse Bhurungdi River to reach Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,348ft), Duration: 7 hrs

    We will depart from Tikhe Dhunga to reach Ghorepani which will take around 7 hours. We will navigate a moderately demanding path before reaching Ulleri and ascending a rocky staircase. We will also walk past Banthanti. The track then goes through breathtaking rhododendron and oak jungles and finally reaches Ghorepani. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill and onto Tadapani (2,610m/8,560ft), Duration: 7-8 hrs

    This will be an especially memorable day on Annapurna Panorama Trek for we will trek to Poon Hill which soars to the height of 3210m. We will be rewarded by the enchanting vista of sunrise over stunning peaks like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri and more. We will start early in the morning and spend the most memorable time at Poon Hill. We will walk to Tadapani taking about five hours. Tadapani is a beautiful village set at the height of 2610m. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,950m/6,396ft), Duration: 3 hrs

    On this day, we will hike from Tadapani towards Ghandruk. On the way to Ghandruk, we will walk down to Bhaise Kharka (around 2 hours). We will then trek to Ghandruk which is a charming village with a Gurung settlement. The village truly offers great vistas of Annapurna south, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli Machhapuchhre and more. Overnight at Guesthouse, breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

  • Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara (910m/2,984ft), Duration: 5 hrs

    From Ghandruk, we will head downhill for approximately 3 hours and rest at some tea houses. We will also pass by the settlements of Birethanti. From Birethanti, we will hike on to Nayapul from where we will drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara. Breakfast included.

  • Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu

    You will drive back to Kathmandu today. Overnight stay at the hotel. Breakfast included.

  • Day 09: Farewell

    At the conclusion of one of the best trekking experiences in the Annapurna Region, you will leave Nepal. Escape Himalaya’s representative will transfer you to the airport for your onward flight with the hope that we will see you again in our unique and wonderful country.

  • Beautiful Himalayas

    5

    Nepal is the best place to have a really nice trekking experience. The Annapurna Poon hill trek provided me with astounding views of various Himalayan ranges that can never be put into words. I was so glad I chose this trek for my short vacation and this trek was made more memorable by the awesome company of my guide Bhim. He was a kind and generous man filled with great knowledge about the area. The people I met along the trek where really friendly. Loved the trek and my guide.

    , United Kingdom |
  • EFFECTIVE PLAN AND A JOYFUL TREK EXPERIENCE

    5

    Thanks to the team for the permit arrangement as per the rules and regulations. All arrangement was organized and we were provided with best hotel arrangements. Our guide Paban was really knowledgeable and a fun company to be around. I would highly recommend you to do trek with Paban and take the help of Escape Himalaya Trek for your trekking arrangements.

     

    , United State of America |
  • REMARKABLE SERVICE WITH GREAT HIKING EXPERIENCE

    5

    The Escape Himalaya Trek was very supportive and helpful prior to the trip. They answered all my queries and provided me with their best available suggestions and information of the trip. Mr. Rajendra was really welcoming and made adjustments to my trip as per my need and convenience. The team provided me with an awesome guide with remarkable experience which made my trek easy and comfortable. Best regards to the entire and will surely be back to trek with them.

     

    , Panama |
  • OUT OF THE WORLD EXPERIENCE

    5

    I had a really beautiful experience of Nepal on this trek. There were lots of steps along the way of this trek but the whole experience was really out of the world. The awesome panoramic views that the destination provided me left me speechless and I was really impressed by the service my guide…… gave me. He was a lot of fun and helpful which made the trek more memorable and enjoyable. Also, the living and food arrangements made by the team were really exceptional.

    , Australia |
  • WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE

    5

    This trek was a really an incredible trek. This was my first trek and I am really glad I chose Escape Himalaya Trek. They were really organized and make sure all the requirements needed by the trek were arranged for me beforehand. I never had a bad in the trek because of the efficient plan the team provided me with. I will recommend everyone to team up with The Escape Himalaya Trek for a wonderful trekking experience.

    , Hong Kong |
  • WAY OVER OUR EXPECTATION

    5

    When I first chose Escape Himalaya Trek as our partner for the trek, I was quite hesitant. Upon my arrival the managing director of Escape Himalaya Trek Mr. Rajendra welcomed me really heartily in the airport. He was so warm and cooperative. Although, I did my trek Annapurna Poon Hill trek off-season the trek was really beautiful with the help of our helpful guide. Thank you for such a lovely experience by Escape Himalaya Trek.

    , United Kingdom |
  • INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE

    5

    My tour guide Arun was a really professional guide. He cleared all my queries and doubts patiently. He did everything he could to give me his best services from my arrival to my departure. He was caring and really cooperative during my trek. I wouldn’t be able to complete my trek if it wasn’t for the impeccable guiding of Arun.

    I would like to provide my hurtful thanks to the Escape Himalaya Trek for arranging such an incredible trip for me.

    , USA |
  • AMAZING TREK

    5

    The Annapurna Poon Hill Trek was simply amazing. When you are in Poonhill don’t forget to go to the hot spring and experience the mesmerizing sunrise. If I am going for trekking In Nepal, I will definitely choose Escape Himalaya Trek as my partner and guide.

    , |
  • THE AWESOME TREKKING EXPERIENCE

    5

    The trekking experience was amazing. The Escape Himalaya Trek and their staff gave their best effort to provide me with the first class service. Our tour guide Was awesome and helped me a lot during my Annapurna Poon Hill Trek. He was really caring and took care of us like his family. It was a really memorable trek, all thanks to my awesome guide and Escape Himalaya Trek.

    , Australia |
  • IMPECCABLE SERVICE AND A GREAT HIKE

    5

    Annapurna Poon Hill trek gives a beautiful view and is not too difficult for beginners too. We were quite a big group of people on the trek, but our guide handled and managed us really well. Each day of the trek provided us with incredible views. The Guest house we stayed in was of top quality and the food arrangement was also really managed. We loved every bit of our tiring trip. We had a great hike and will be back to trek with this amazing team again!

    , Canada |
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    Bewildering Trek to Paradise!

    5

    The Annapurna Poon Hill Trek is one of the most beautiful trekking journeys I have ever been in. Arranging the trip with Escape Himalaya, I had the most smoothest and easiest trekking experiences! Needless to really elaborate much because the region and the destination says it all itself, I had one of the best terrains presented to me. Escape Himalaya is the best agency and the people were all so kind and humble, making our communication via mail super fast and prompt and extremely informative. Providing me with equipments of duffel bag, down jackets and sleeping bags, Rajendra made sure that I had all of the necessary equipments and checking if my items were appropriate for the trekking days. Then as the day arrived, I was greeted very warmly at the airport and transferred to my Hotel.

    Going to Pokhara, Rajendra made the journey really fun with his tidbits about the land and the villages and easy flow of conversations. I have really fond memories in my head of a peaceful boat ride at Pokhara and getting lost in the tranquil atmosphere. One of the absolute best highlights of the trek was going to Poon Hill at 4 in the morning to look at the sunrise and when the soft rays hit the mountains, to me it looked like a huge mushy marshmallows being cooked and reminded me of glass blowing because the whole scene was just so mesmerizing! It is so totally worth it to just have this journey just to look at that sight!

    From Ghorepani, the village of Ulleri and Tada Pani, the whole trekking was done with such ease that for a fleeting moment, I didn’t wanted it to end at all. One of the best trekking journeys with one of the best travel agencies functioning today. My full and heartfelt recommendation to everyone who is looking for a good travel agency for spending time in Nepal.

    , General Mariano Alvar, Philippines |
  • Poon Hill Trekking in the Annapurna Region of Nepal with Escape Himalaya

    Wonderful Trekking to Poon Hill

    5

    The Annapurna Poon Hill Trek was recommended to me by my friend we had done the same trekking journey with Escape Himalaya during this time of last year. Well, with my free vacation and holiday time coming up and with my incessant need to get away from the busy sedentary life that my everyday time had become, I finally accepted and came to terms with the fact that trekking to this far off country of Nepal might not be such a bad idea after all. So, packing my bags and making arrangements, me and my fried decided to come to Nepal and have a look and trek on the mountains. being an amateur trekker (if I can even call myself that, really) I had no experience whatsoever regarding trekking, but that is where the team and staff of Escape Himalaya came into the equation. We had prior discussions before about the trek, lots of them too. i asked them all of my queries and questions via mail, and their prompt replies and their information regarding everything I wanted to know was done with great planning and professionalism. Finally, as March came, the time for my first ever trekking experience came with it. I was going to Poon Hill!

    The Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek, as explained to me by Rajendra, the guide who accompanied me on my trek, was one of the most easiest (or rather moderate) trek for beginners. Speaking true to his words, the trek wasn’t all that hard to do. I managed to trek to the vantage point at Poon Hill quite fairly and the views of the Annapurna mountain from that vantage point was spectacular, as was expected. The weather was lovely, the birds and the flora were in their full natural exuberance and the mountains loomed up in the distance and all was well. It was then I realized what a nice alternative this was to me just basically wasting my time doing mundane things back home during my holidays. This was, in a broader sense of the words, satisfying and worth-while.

    Lastly, Escape Himalaya did a fabulous job with me, i have to emphasize. The whole experience was new and surprising- having to trek, the villages, the people, even the accommodation, but that was what made everything better. The white mountains, the Nepali ambiance, the food- all lovely alternative chances to my hometown and my regular life. Escape Himalaya is the first travel agency I worked with, and their services were satisfactory and up to par with what i wanted and what I expected. Maybe, if everything goes in good ways again, I might come back to nepal and i am most definitely going with Escape Himalaya all the way!

    , Worchestershire, England |
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