7 days Poon Hill Trek

Group Size: Min 1 to Max 8                    Maximum Altitude: 3,210m/10,529ft                        Trip Grade: Easy

Total duration: 7 days                             Start from: Kathmandu                                               End at: Kathmandu


Poon Hill Trek also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trek or Nepal Sunrise Trek offers the spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail). One of the important highlight of this trip is to make a climb to Poon Hill for watching the magical sunrise on the Annapurna Range. When sun rises, it touches the snow covered peaks,  Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m), Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) along with other peaks

Poon Hill Trek is designed for the those who want a less demanding but short and beautiful trek, especially with their family and kids in the rural mountainside with good view of Himalayas. However, if you prefer to have a Wildlife Safari Tour with this trek you can opt for 10 days Nepal Sunrise Trek w/Safari Visit and if you want longer trek in the Annapurna region you can go for Annapurna Base Camp Trek   or Annapurna Circuit Trek

Tour Highlights:

  •       4 days trek in Annapurna Region starting trek from Pokhara
  •       Scenic drive Kathmandu Pokhara Kathmandu
  •       Highest Altitude we reach in this trip is 3,210 meters at Poon Hill View Point

Trip Cost Includes:

  •  All airport pick ups and drops in tourist cars and Pokhara Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  •  Twin sharing accommodation in Kathmandu  (2 Nights)
  •  Twin sharing accommodation in Pokhara  (1 Night)
  •  Teahouses during trekking  (3 Nights)
  •  Farewell Dinner in a Traditional Nepalese Restaurant with Dance
  •  An English speaking knowledgeable trekking guide
  •  Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for staff.
  •  Annapurna Conservation Park permit and TIMS permit for trekking.
  •  All Government and Local Taxes   

Trip Cost Excludes:

  •  Meals and drinks
  •  Tips and personal expenses (Laundry,phone,beverages,battery recharge,bottle water,shower etc
  •  Any cost not mentioned in inclusions 

DAY 01: ARRIVAL ~ KATHMANDU (1300 meters)

On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, a representative from our office will greet you at the airport and escort you to your pre booked hotel. You’ll have rest of the day at leisure to freshen up and relax.
Overnight:  in Kathmandu

 

Day 02: DRIVE TO POKHARA (923 meters)~NAYAPUL; TREK TO BIRETHANTI (30 minute Walk)

We leave early and drive westwards to Pokhara. This town is set in a beautiful valley and is overlooked by Machhapuchhare, one of the most distinctive of the Himalayan peaks. We continue on another 1.5 hour drive through Pokhara to NayaPul and from there have a 30-minute walk to the village of Birethanthi, where we stay overnight. Birethanthi is a riverside village at the confluence of the ModiKhola and the BurungdiKhola. If there is time we can bathe in the clear but cold pools of the BurungdiKhola
Overnight: Lodge in Birethanti

 

Day 03: TREK TO GHOREPANI (2750m/9023ft)

This is a 4-6 hours trek which starts crossing the Tikhedhunga Khola on a suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdi Khola on a large bridge at 1520m. The trail climbs very steeply on a stone staircase that is said to have more than 3300 steps which continue to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m) and climbing gently through the pastures and cultivated fields the trail makes its way to deep forests to reach a hamlet of Banthanti. Crossing the magnificent oak and rhododendron forests the trail passes through two sparkling clear streams, a small ridge and another stream before making final climb to another Magar village of Nangathanti (2460m). About an hour past this village we reach Ghorepani where we can see eight different species of Nepal’s national flower rhododendron in the hillsides below Ghorepani.

Overnight: Lodge in Ghorepani

 

Day 04: TREK TO POON HILL (3210m/10532ft); TREK BACK GHOREPANI (2750 meters)

After about an hours climb in the morning we reach Poon Hill which is a viewpoint for the spectacular Himalayan panorama extending from Dhaulagiri to Annapurna to Machhapuchhre; that stretches from Dhaulagiri I ( 8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) to Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke  Kang (7193m).

Overnight: Lodge in Ghorepani

 

Day 05: TREK TO NAYAPUL; DRIVE TO POKHARA (923 meters)

Descending on stone staircases towards the Modi Khola, and passing through Shyauli Bazaar we come to the pretty village of Birethanthi, where we have lunch overlooking the river. Another short walk brings us to Naya Pul, where we will meet the road and drive back to Pokhara. There will be time this afternoon to explore the pretty lakeside Pokhara. You could go for a boat trip on the lake looking for water birds or just sit and relax in one of the many lakeside cafes.

Overnight:  in Pokhara

Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 06: DRIVE TO KATHMANDU (1300 meters)

After breakfast drive to Kathmandu along the Trishuli river.

We spend our last evening in Kathmandu in a farewell dinner together sharing photos recalling the excitements of trip and exchanging emails in one of the traditional Nepalese restaurant.

Overnight:  in Kathmandu

Meals: Farewell Dinner

 

Day 07: AIRPORT TRANSFER

Today after breakfast you are in leisure on your own. You will be escorted to airport for your flight home at your flight time.

 

 

IS THIS NOT WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ? DESIGN YOUR OWN TRIP

You can design your own trip exactly how you like it according to your requirements, travel dates and budget.

The fixed departure dates and booking deposit amount for online booking are same as that of 3 days Poon Hill Trek. So you can do your booking from that one.  If the given departure dates are not suitable for you, please email us or call us at +977 9841414582 and we will happily customize your trip on the date more appropriate for you.

Best Months for Poon Hill Trek

The springtime from March, April, May and the autumn months from September, October, November is considered the best months for this trek.

Maximum Altitude in this trek: 3210m at Poon Hill View Point
 

Disclaimer

Your safety is our most important concern while traveling with Eve Holidays. Please note that adventure travel goes to the remote part of the mountain where weather conditions, health condition of team member, unexpected natural disasters and delay or cancellation of flights can affect the itinerary. Every effort will be made to keep to the itinerary but your leader has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is deemed necessary due to safety concerns, without any pre consultation with clients. So please be prepared to be flexible if required.

In case the trip has to be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances, you are free to choose an alternative trip such as a trek in the Everest, Langtang, or any other region, or sightseeing tours, equivalent to the same price (If trip price is more it will cost you the difference between the two trips ). If you are not interested in the alternative trip, please note that there will be no refund. So, please make sure you have an adequate travel insurance.

 

Nepal Tourist Visa & Visa Fee

You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at International Airport in Kathmandu. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos with accurate USD for visa fee.

15 days - US $ 30.00 for 15 days single/multiple entry.
30 days - US $ 50.00 for 30 days single/multiple entry.
90 days - US $ 125.00 for 90 days single/multiple entry.
 
For more information please visit Department of Immigration of Nepal

 

Weather

Weather in the mountains is difficult to predict.  Spring season ( March to May) and Autumn ( September to November ) is considered the best months for 3 days Poonhill Trek. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for trekking, only issue is cold. The weather is sunny and warm with outstanding views but the nights are cold and can fall to freezing in higher elevations. Trekking in summer/monsoon (June, July, August) will be affected by rain but summer trek could be a good choice for botanist. The trekking routes are crowded during spring and autumn but during monsoon and winter the routes are not packed.


Experience Required

Anyone who is fit and healthy and have a habit of walking for few of hours a day can do this trek. However walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in lower altitudes. Exercising and jogging regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance your stamina. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lungs and blood diseases are required to consult their doctor before taking the trip. It is also advised that you inform Eve Holidays about the medical condition before booking the trek.

 

Acclimatization

All of Eve Holidays trekking itineraries are planned keeping in mind the risk of Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS). Going up at higher altitude too fast causes a medical condition called AMS which is serious enough to kill if neglected. We are well aware that it is essential to allow you sufficient time for acclimatization to minimize the risk. However it is important to remember that some people are more vulnerable than others.

 

Packing  List

It is recommended that you carry a light 35-50L rucksack with your personal belongings that you may need handy such as camera, hat, glasses, gloves, sun creams, first-aid kit, toothpaste/brush, soap/ towel, and other personal items.

To keep yourself hydrated at high altitude, always remember to carry water container with at least 1 litre of water in your backpack.  Around base camp you will need your down jacket. Here is the guideline of Equipment and Packing List


Trekking Guides

All our trekking guides are highly experienced, well trained and Government Licensed guides. As we focus on employing single women with the aim of helping them make a living for themselves and their children, we usually provide female trekking guides. But we provide male as well if you prefer male guide.


Accommodation

Along the trekking routes, you stay in teahouses that generally provide basic clean facilities with a mattress and a quilt or blanket. Accommodation are on twin sharing basis. The accommodation in lodges in trekking routes can be single and double rooms, or a dormitory. The toilets in tea houses provide essential and basic facilities and are always outside the room. 


Meals

Meals are not included in trip cost so that you have the flexibility in food choice and the budget. While on trekking, usually, each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge where you will stay and lunch will be on the way. We make it sure that the food is hygienic and at the same time suits your palate. Foods cooked in lodges and guesthouses on the way are pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat (rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. You will find a lot of garlic on the menu because it assists with acclimatization. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always find hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps.


Means of Transportation

We use tourist buses or local buses

 

Communication while trekking

There are telephones in some villages along the trekking routes from which you can make international calls. Our guides will have their local mobile phones, in case you want to make international calls or want to provide your number to your family for the call back to you. Any international calls made you can pay to the guide


Insurance Coverage

One MUST have travel insurance policy to join any of Eve Holidays trips. You must be insured for comprehensive expenses that might incur due to medical issues or accidents (this includes air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and treatment costs and theft and loss) and also trip cancellation. We don't arrange or sell insurance.

 

Departure Dates

The trekking will be arranged for you according to your needs. So, please contact us for your required departure date.  Best Months: March to May & September to November. You can have a look at our fixed departure dates to see if that suits your plans.

 

Contact Us

Information required for this trip is provided here. If you want to consult any aspect of the trip, please feel free to email us or give us a call at +977 9841414582.

Thanks. Our trip to Nepal was fantastic, better than we expected. We will definitely travel with Eve Holidays again.

Smith & Clark

Eve Holidays organized the trip for us in the last minute and still everything was perfect and was more than our expectation. We are very happy and enjoyed our trip with them and off course would recommend this company to anyone travelling to Nepal.

Verena