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Annapurna Poon Hill Trek

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6 Days 5 Nights

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Daily Tour

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Unlimited

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Languages

English, Hindi, Nepali

Overview

Poon Hill is one of the most popular vantage points in the Annapurna region that offers panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountain massif. The Annapurna Poon Hill Trek offers excursions to the beautiful lake-side city of Pokhara where you can enjoy views of tall mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,516m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and many others in a relatively close proximity. Famous as the adventure spot of the country, Pokhara offers activities like fishing, boating and swimming on the pristine lakes of the valley. Adorned with beautiful vegetations and verdant woodlands and forests, Pokhara is an absolutely ravishing destination that has the encompassment of the trekking trail going through it. While boating, you can also see the reflection of the Machhapuchhre Mountain, also called “the Fish-Tail” mountain on the shimmering surface of the Fewa Lake on a clear day. This short and compatible Annapurna Poon Hill Trek presents a neat package that has the incorporation of all of the best trekking trails that are ornamented with winsome views of the mountains and natural beauties like no other. Annapurna is one of the most beautiful trekking destinations in the country.

Trekking through dense forests of fir and maple trees, the trail continues to Ghorepani and Poon Hill. You will also come across settlements and villages along the way and can observe the traditions and cultures of the people residing there in adjacent to enjoying the natural beauty of your surroundings. Starting off the trek from Kathmandu, a short scenic flight to Pokhara presents gorgeous sights of the terrain below. From Pokhara, the trekking trail continues to the large and prosperous town of Birethanti. Passing pasturelands and meadows blooming with flowers and mountain goats grazing, the Annapurna Poon Hill Trek has trails trudging to Tikhe Dhunga.

Ghorepani is a conserved area holding the largest rhododendron woods within its acreage. Ghorepani presents spectacular vistas of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli Himal (6441m) and more from its location. Hiking to Poon Hill presents highlights of 180° view of the Annapurna massif and its surrounding peaks from its vantage point. Sights of mountains like Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,040m), Annapurna South (7219m), Lamjung Himal (6,986m) and many more are majestic to look at. Moreover, when the rays of the sun hits the mountains and changes their color from ivory to burning saffron, the whole sight is breath-taking!

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Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrive At Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu 1334m, transfer to hotel, Our representative will brief about the Annapurna Poon Hill trekking with official arrangements. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Day 02 - Fly To Pokhara (910m/2985ft) 25-Min then trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4903ft) Duration: 5 Hrs

You will take a short and scenic flight to Pokhara today. Pokhara is a wonderful city that is also called “the Lake-side City” because of its many lakes and water bodies. At Pokhara, you can look at sights of mountains like Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Machhapuchhre, five peaks of the Annapurna range and many other tall pinnacles. Upon your arrival at Pokhara, you will then take a drive to Nayapul that lies 42 km away from the city. Driving through the large village of Lumle, you will be presented with sights of terraced farmlands and lush hills. A 20 minute walk from Lumle will take you to the large and prosperous town of Birethanti. Following the main street, the trail continues through bamboo forests and goes past a large waterfall and a swimming hole. Beyond that, you will come across a pastureland used mostly by pony-caravans. You will have your lunch at Ramghai and then will gradually continue to climb up the side of the valley until finally reaching Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Tikhedhunga. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 03 - Tikhedhunga To Ghorepani (2,850m/9,348ft) Duration: 7 Hrs

You will leave Tikhedhunga today and walk on the trail that passes a steep climb. Reaching Ulleri, you would be able to observe and roam around the Magar village of Ulleri that is located at an altitude of 2,070 meters. After an hour’s walk from Ulleri, you will reach a resting point. Trekking further, the track ascends slightly as you walk on oak and rhododendron forests until finally getting to Banthanti. Banthanti lies at an elevation of 2,250 meters and from this point; you will be walking to reach the settlement of Nangethanti situated at the altitude of 2,460 meters. An hour’s walk away from Nangethanti is Ghorepani. It is a beautiful settlement that is sometimes covered in snow during the best seasons of the year. At Ghorepani (2,840m), views of mountains like Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and more present a spectacular sight. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Ghorepani. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 04 - Hike Up To Poon Hill and Onto Tadapani (2,610m/8,560ft) Duration: 7 - 8 Hrs

This is the most important day of the trek. Beginning your trek early in the morning to Poon Hill, you will watch a mystical moment of the rising sun from behind the ivory mountain peaks. The sight of this manifestation is breath-taking! Poon Hill presents gorgeous views of mountains like Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,040m), Annapurna South (7219m), Himchuli (6441m), Lamjung Himal (6,986m), Machhapuchhre (6,997m), and more from its vantage point. Spending time taking pictures at Poon Hill, you will then return to Ghorepani. From here, you will then trek to Tadapani on trails that go through rhododendron blooms. In the spring, the trail is adorned with 15 different species of rhododendron flowers. At Tadapani, you can view the sight of cerulean Himal as well. Overnight stay at a guesthouse at Tadapani. Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 05 - Tadapani to Kathmandu

You will trek to Ghandruk on this day. Ghandruk lies at the elevation of 1,950 meters. Passing on through verdant woodlands and walking for approximately 3 hours, Ghandruk village emerges ahead of the trail. It is a beautiful and dainty settlement made up of houses that are built of stone and mostly occupied by Gurung people. Continuing down to Kimche, you will then drive to Pokhara. Once there, you will catch your flight back to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the hotel in Kathmandu. Meals: Breakfast and lunch included.

Day 14 - Departure

A representative from Ktm Voyage team will drop you to the airport 3 hours prior to your flight time.

Included/Exclude

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3 star category in Kathmandu.
  • Round trip airfare Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • 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 (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals and accommodation.
  • Duffle bag, trekking map, and T-shirt.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek during the trek.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

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