Highlights

This Poon Hill trek is one of the short and easy treks here in Annapurna region.  This Poon Hill trek is suitable for those people who doesn’t have much time to spend, but who loves the massive mountains without pushing their limit.  This trek is also popularly known as Annapurna sunrise trek.  From the top of the Poon Hill (3210 m), one can get a majestic golden view of sunrise over the mountains.  Having this stunning view of the sunrise and the surrounding mountains, this spot is also popularly known as the Photographer’s paradise.  This trek offers a panoramic view of mountains like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, and Annapurna South, as well as Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Gangapurna mountain.

This relatively easy trek is suitable for people of all age group, but more suitable for those families who have small children or fairly old age people.  This trek is a proper family trek where all of the family members will be able to spend some time together trekking and roaming around the lap of the mountains.

The trekking trail passes through different villages from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga to Ulleri to Ghorepani and then to Poon Hill.  You will be walking for about 4-5 hours a day.  The trail is relatively easy one without any difficulty.  As you walk along, you will pass through ethnic Gurung and Magar community where they have homestay facility.  The trail passes through Modi Khola and dense forest of different kinds of vegetation and wildlife.  February to June and September to November is the best season to do this trek.  Whereas December to January is a winter and the view won’t be that clear.  Also the trails will be covered with snow, making it little difficult to walk.  June to August is monsoon where the trail will be slippery and you can expect leeches while you walk.  So, avoid these months and you will get a good view of the mountains and you will be able to fully enjoy the nature and trek.

During the trek, we will be staying at the local guest house or lodge and the homestay operated by the local Gurung and Magar community.  You will be able to see the lifestyle and culture of the local people while you trek.  Also, on your leisure time, you can get a chance to talk with the local people and know more about the place, religion, and culture around the Annapurna area.  You will get to know more about the local places during the interaction with the local people.


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Itenary

Duration: 12 days

Max Altitude: 3260 m

Difficulty: Moderate

Cost: US$ 550.00 per person

Country: Nepal

Activity: Tour, Trekking

Starting Point: Kathmandu

Ending Point: Kathmandu

  • Day 01: Kathmandu arrival (1350m) & Overnight in Hotel

    Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital city of the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal.You will be met on airport and transferred to your hotel. After the arrival, the group will be formally introduced to Guide for the activities over the next few days. One should pay attention in particular to the safety aspects of the briefing. Any questions or doubts should be asked and clarified at this time. We check your insurance details and other requirement for your trekking.

  • Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

    After breakfast, we start an interesting tour around Kathmandu. Escorting by an English speaking guide (can be provide any language speaking guide on request) be, try to give them a full taste of our vivid culture image and an enchanting manner of its people. In our sightseeing tour we go to Monkey temple Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath and Kathmandu Durbar square. Durbar Square: -This complex of palaces, courtyards and temples, built between the 12th and 18th centuries, used to be the seat of the ancient Malla kings of Kathmandu. An intriguing piece here is the 17th century stone inscription set into the wall of the palace with writings in 15 languages. The Durbar square, protected as an UNESCO world Heritage site, is the social, religious and urban focal point of the city. There are also museums inside the palace building. There is an entrance fee of Rs.250 for foreign visitors. Your ticket to the Square entitles you to visit all the museums. Swayambhunath, 6.5 kilometers west of Kathmandu, situated on a hillock, this 2000 years old Stupa is the world’s most glorious Buddhist shrine and is surrounded by several small pagodas. The main temple is capped by a pinnacle of copper gilt and is painted on the four sides with all seeing eyes of Lord Buddha. Pashupatinath, dedicated to Lord Shiva, is the holiest and most famous Nepalese temple. Situated 5 kilometers northeast of Kathmandu on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River, it is an impressive pagoda style structure with gilt roof and richly carved silver doors. It has bathing and cremation ghats, which are of absorbing interest to the tourist, particularly in the mornings and on festival days.

  • Day 03: Kathmandu To Pokhara (914 m) Drive

    Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours. You depart for the six hours drive to Pokhara (915m,), 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. As you climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, you follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. You follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes you directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist’s paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. You can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Taal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. You can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 25 minutes.

  • Day 04: Pokhara to Nayapul (Drive). Trek to Tirkhedhunga

    After breakfast at hotel you could drive by car or van for one and half hours to Nayapul. Then you start your trekking. The first part of your trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards you could ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhist. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some in Gorkha and Indian regiments.

  • Day 05: Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m)

    Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) and it takes about six hours. To begin your trek, you could ascend steeply for the early 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, you could see good view of Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m.), Huinchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m.) South. Now your trail is quite easier passing through forest and descends gently up to the final camp. You could see some of the wild life such as monkey and various species of birds.

  • Day 06: Ghorepani to Poonhil (3180 m) and Tadapani (2675 m)

    Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) which takes about five and half hours. Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2650 m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, you frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green scenarios. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by beautiful forests which grants you a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, Annapurna II and so on.

  • Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950 m)

    Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) and it takes about three hours. It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You could hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds’ lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you could see good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.

  • Day 08: Ghandrik To Pothana (1990 m)

    Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Pothana (1990m.) which takes about six hours. First part of your trek is steeply down following stone staircase to Kimbu (Bee hive). Kimbu or Bee hive is located at the elevation of 1200 meters on the bank of Modi Khola. Now your trail steeply ascends following the stone staircase up to Landruk. The trail ascends gently for early two hours and again ascends steeply for an hour to Deurali (2150m.) passing through Tolkha village (1850m.). From this point you can see panoramic view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), Fishtail (6997m.), Annapurna III (7755m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.) and Lamjung Himal (6930m.). Now the rest of the trail descends gently down to Dhampus passing through Pothana village (1900m.).

  • Day 09: Pothana to Dhampus Phedi- Pokhara (960 m)

    Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m.) which takes about four hours. Your trail descends gradually for at least an hour and follows gravel road for two hours and then steeply descends to Phedi passing through Dhampus village, paddy fields and forest protected by local community. Upon your arrival at Dhampus Phedi, you could take a vehicle to reach Pokhara.

  • Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli,, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal’s first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, you could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. You are then directly taken to the hotel. You can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

  • Day 11: Kathmandu free day of your own

    This is the free day and you can use it for your shopping .In the evening we will drive you for farewell dinner with cultural dance.

  • Day 12: Final Departure

    All too soon it’s time to bid Nepal farewell and one realizes that we can never be intimate, only acquainted with this amazing adventure kingdom.


Tour Accomodation


What's Included

  • Arrival/Departure

    As per itinerary.

  • Accommodation.

    Twin Sharing accommodation in 2 Star to 4 Star in Kathmandu & Pokhara with Breakfast.

  • Transportation

    Kathmandu to Pokhara to kathmandu in Tourist Bus/Flight Pokhara to Nayapul and Phedi to Pokhara Transportation on local bus/Tourist Bus.

  • Permits

    All necessary Permit during sightseeing and trekking.

  • Guides/Porters

    Escorted with English speaking guide during sightseeing and trekking. One porter between two each two person during trek.

  • Meals

    Accommodation and 3 meals during tea house trek.

  • Extras

    Food, accommodation ,salary & insurance of guide and porters.

  • Airfares

    International airfares

  • Visa fees

    Nepal Visa fee (US$ 40 per person for 30 days).

  • Tax/Charges

    Airport Departure taxes/Excess baggage charges.

  • Meals

    Lunch/Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

  • Insurance

    Travel Insurance

  • Medical Emergency

    Medical evacuation in case of emergency.

  • Expenses

    Personal spending money. Personal gears & clothing (available on hire). Items of personal nature i.e. Soft/hard drinks, Tips etc.

  • Tips

    Tips, any expenses of personal nature, client's insurance.

  • Others

    Expenses incurred due to mishaps, landslide, strikes, political unrest etc. In such case extra will be charged as per actual.


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