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Pokhara-Poonhill-Trek

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Duration

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

12 people

Languages

English

Overview

Pokhara – Poon Hill Trek caters to the shortest trek (5 days) in the Annapurna region. Standing on the highest point of the Poon Hill, you can witness closely the awe-inspiring views of the numerous mountains – Annapurna -I (8,091m/26,545ft), Annapurna-IV (7,525m/24,688ft), Annapurna-III (7,555m/24,787ft), Machhapuchre (6,993m/22,943 ft), and Dhaulagiri (8,167m/26,795ft). Also, you visit Ghandruk – the most beautiful and rich Gurung village on the ABC trail. Here, you enjoy Gurung culture, their ethnic food, organic hospitality and traditional songs with dances.

You will find your heart stolen – the incredible views of lush, undisturbed natural forests, fast-flowing freshwater rivers, snow-capped pristine mountains and ethnic food and cultures.

What an amazing world to visit and explore! You will exclaim.

When you return to Pokhara, you can be part of vivid Pokhara – the most beautiful city with lakesides, mountain viewpoints, and a wide range of shopping and dining options. You can also join several cultural programmes (representing different ethnicities/regions) in Pokhara.

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Book your Pokhara – Poon Hill Trek with Sustainable Adventure Nepal Trek. We promise you to provide the best quality trekking services, security and proper guidance plus assistance. Be ready to collect the most beautiful memories, natural-thrilling moments and life-changing activities.

Highlights

  • Shortest, easiest, safest, and most economical (time & money) trek in the Annapurna Region
  • Average physical fitness trekkers can easily accomplish
  • Indulge with 3600 dazzling close views of Annapurna range – Annapurna – I (8,091m/26,454ft), Mt. Machhapuchre (6,997m/22,956ft), Bharha Chuli (7646m/25,085ft), Gandharva Chuli (6,248m/20827), and more
  • Be with charming local people (mostly Thakalis, Gurungs & Magars), their settlements and culture, fertile farmland and traditional farming.
  • Well-experienced licensed guides, strong porters and supportive crew members
  • Physically less challenging journey, and heavenly natural pleasure – Collect lifetime experiences
  • One of the most satisfying treks among all destinations in Nepal.

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrival Day and Trek Briefing in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft.)

When you land at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will meet our representative. He/she will greet you and drive to our luxury Nepali authentic restaurant and assist you to check-in at Thamel. So, please keep your eyes on someone holding a placard with your name or our company’s name – Sustainable Adventure Nepal. In the evening, we arrange a short introduction meeting. You will meet your guide, and our trekking expert will provide you with all the detailed information about the trek. We offer you a welcome dinner and you simply take a rest at the restaurant. Overnight, you stay at our restaurant and restore your energy to accomplish your upcoming adventurous trip to Pokhara – Poon Hill Trek.

Day 02: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara – Drive to Nayapul (1,070m/3,510ft) and Trek to Ulleri via Tikhedhunga (1,540m/5,052ft)

On this first day, we take early morning breakfast at the hotel and catch the flight to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Flying for about 30 minutes, we land at Pokhara airport. Instantly, we drive you through dusty and off-road to Ulleri via Nayapul. You may feel tired or monotonous travelling on the dusty and bumpy off-road. But, the beautiful scenery of green rolling hills, lush of dense forest, natural streams, roaring rivers and amusing environment make you feel astonished and excited. About 30 minutes ride from Pokhara, we reach Nayapul. From Nayapul, we hike up to Tikhedhunga, then to Ulleri. Overnight, we stay at Ulleri, enjoy cozy accommodation and rest.

Day 03: Ulleri (1,960m/6,430ft) to Ghorepani (2,860m/9,382ft)

Today, you find your trek shorter, easier and more comfortable. Trekking from Ulleri to Ghorepani, we pass through dense Oak and rhododendron forest. On the other side, you can observe charming Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges. After a 4-5 hours trek, we reach Ghorepani. Overnight, we stay at Ghorepani restoring energy for the next day’s trek.

Day 04: Hike to Poon-Hill – Return Ghorepani to Hile and Drive to Pokhara (820m/2,690ft):

This is the most exciting day of the whole trek. Passing through dense forest, we ascend to Poon Hill – the magnificent viewpoint. From the Poon Hilltop, capture the hypnotic sunrise view emerging just above Annapurna, Machhapuchre and other snow-capped peaks. After seizing the breath-taking vista of the Himalayas, we return to Ghorepani and take breakfast. From Ghorepani, we continue our journey and climb towards Tadapani walking along the ridges and passing through green forests. After a 5-6 hours trek, we reach Tadapani. We enjoy a breath-taking panorama at Tadapani and descend to Ghorepani. We take our breakfast at Ghorepani and resume the journey. From Ghorepani, the track descends steeply down to Hile. From Hile, we move back to Pokhara via a van.

Day 05: Travel from Pokhara (820m/2,690ft) to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,265ft)

Early in the morning, we take a warm breakfast in Pokhara. Then, we drive back to Kathmandu in a luxury tourist bus. On the way, you enjoy the scenic pastoral landscapes, terrace farming, green rolling hills, fast-flowing rivers and rows of settlements on both sides of the road. After 6-7 hours of a comfortable journey, we reach Kathmandu and transfer you to the restaurant. You can take a rest or explore the streets and markets in Kathmandu. Even you can enjoy various foods at different restaurants in Thamel – the No. 1 tourist city in Nepal.

Day 06: Farewell Day

On this final day, offering you a delicate breakfast, we transfer to the Tribhuvan International airport via our private transportation. We bid a happy ‘Goodbye’ to you and wish you a safe flight.

Included/Excluded

  • Trekking Permits
  • TIMS Card
  • Necessary Permit and Monuments Entrance Fees
  • Guide (Government-licensed Trekking Guide for all-round support)
  • Porter (Logistic Support)
  • Food (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Tea or Coffee)
  • City Accommodation (Normal, 3-Star and 5-Star Hotels)
  • Transportation in Cars or Jeeps (During your Trip)
  • All airport transfers
  • Luxury Hotel in Kathmandu for 2 nights with breakfast
  • Flights Kathmandu–Lukla–Kathmandu
  • All airport taxes
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry your luggage
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and lodging
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner of your choice
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day
  • Unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • Oxi-meter: To check heart rating and oxygen saturation to Everest Base Camp and return
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag, walking poles and duffel bag
  • Souvenir: Trekking Route map printed T-Shirts
  • International Flight Fare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Hot and bottled drinks
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Wi-Fi
  • Hot shower
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation
  • Tipping

Durations

6 days

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"I recently had the incredible opportunity to embark on the Pokhara – Poon Hill Trek with Sustainable Adventure Nepal, and it was an absolute dream come true. From start to finish, this adventure was seamlessly organized and environmentally conscious, aligning perfectly with my values. The breathtaking landscapes along the trek were truly awe-inspiring. The views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges were nothing short of spectacular, especially the sunrise at Poon Hill – a moment I'll cherish forever. Sustainable Adventure Nepal's commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism was evident at every step of the journey. The local guides were not only knowledgeable but deeply connected to the communities we passed through, making for a more authentic experience. The accommodations and meals were also chosen with a focus on supporting local businesses and minimizing our ecological footprint. What sets this trek apart is the opportunity to interact with the warm-hearted people of the region and gain insights into their culture and way of life. The company's dedication to giving back to the communities was truly heartwarming. I can't recommend the Pokhara – Poon Hill Trek with Sustainable Adventure Nepal enough. It's not just a trek; it's a transformative experience that will leave you with a deep appreciation for the natural beauty of Nepal and a sense of fulfillment in knowing you've traveled responsibly. I look forward to my next adventure with them!"
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