Easy Poonhill Trek

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10 Days / 9 Nights

Duration

Nepal

Country

Easy

Grade

2750m/9020ft

Max altitude

Private/Domestic Vehicles

Transportation

Hotel/Lodge/Tea Houses

Accommodation

Feb-June, Sep-Dec

Best season

- Max 14

Group Size

Overview


Short/Easy Poonhill Trek also known by many as Annapurna Sunrise Trek, is a classic and one of the best trekking packages in Nepal, which offers the best opportunities to witness a typical village life and enjoy the ethnic hospitality. Considered one of the best short treks in Nepal, it is a relatively easy hike traversing through picturesque Gurung villages, rhododendron forests and breathtaking, panoramic views of the massive Himalayas. Herds of goats, water buffalo, horses, and grey Langurs can be regularly seen along the way. The added presence of the terraced paddy fields, spectacular mountain scenery, charming Gurung villages, cozy family-run teahouses, and flowering rhododendron forests culminates in the show-stopping viewpoint of Poon Hill making it a photographer’s paradise. The dazzling sunrise views from this vicinity offer front-row admittance to one of the most exceptional exhibitions of nature’s show business on the planet.

Short/Easy Poonhill Trek begins with a sightseeing tour of the most significant World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu followed by a short scenic flight to the lake city of Pokhara. A medley of Nepalese beauty awaits you on this journey through sub-tropical valleys, paved stone staircases and twittering bird sounds in the dense forests. The actual trek begins after a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, from where the trail follows a river, often rising to the terraced villages along the ridges. Passing through dense forests of rhododendron, oak and maple, and the steep stone staircases, the path treads on to traditional villages with majestic views of the iconic Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, and Hiunchuli mountain peaks. We leave behind the villages of Birethanti, Tadapani, Banthanti, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Nangethanti, and Tikhedhunga enjoying the cultural magnificence on this awe-inspiring trek of a lifetime.

Short/Easy Poonhill Trek can be embarked upon throughout the year, although the best seasons would be spring and autumn when the cherry blossoms and the rhododendron flowers decorate the forests with supplemented splendors. The highest point on PoonHill is just a mere 3210 meters, so chances of being influenced by altitude are rare. All you need would be a good pair of hiking shoes, a light day pack, warm clothing and a sleeping bag. For trekkers seeking a less-demanding, short and beautiful family trek, this short trekking package in the Annapurna, perfectly suits your needs. This moderate trek can be undertaken by anyone who enjoys nature walks and has a reasonable degree of fitness. A previous hiking experience will make your trekking journey more comfortable and more adventurous, especially the steep uphill climb of the 3500 stone staircases up to Ulleri village. This step ascent will be an opportunity to test your stamina on the hills of Nepal. So, come and join us to experience the magnificence of the sunrise views over the snow-clad Himalayas while trekking along the foothills of the Annapurna.

Outline Itinerary


Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
Day 03: Drive to Pokhara (7 hrs)- Overnight in Pokhara

Day 04: Driv to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri (2050m/6725 ft): 30 min flight and 6 hours trek
Day 05: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m/9,020 ft): 4 - 5 hours trek
Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill: 6 - 7 hours
Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 3 - 4 hours
Day 08: Ghandruk to Pokhara: 4 hours trek and 1-hour drive
Day 09: Drive to to Kathmandu
Day 10: Final Departure

Cost Includes

    • Airport Pick up/drop in private vehicle
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
    • Tea-house accommodation during the trek
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking time
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
    • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
    • Porter service for trekking (2 trekkers :1 porter)
    • Trekking Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • AID Team personal Take care
    • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

    • Nepalese visa fee
    • Excess baggage charge(s)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Any meals (Except trekking time)
    • International flights
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)

Detail Itenerary


On arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will complete all necessary immigration formalities followed by baggage collection from the designated area in the airport. As you exit, one of the representatives from Aid Journeys, with a placard, will officially welcome you and escort you to your pre-assigned hotel. At the hotel, you may stretch out your legs and relax for few hours from the possible jet lag that you might have experienced after a long flight. Those who are anxious and want to hit the streets right away, may stroll around Thamel and do a bit of shopping for the upcoming trip. Overnight in Kathmandu.

After a good night’s rest, you will be woken up with a morning call, if you desire, followed by a warm bed tea. Once you finish your breakfast, there will be a guided tour to some of the most historical and spiritual landmarks of the city, all of them being recognized as UNESCO world heritage sites. You will visit the most revered and holy Hindu temple complex of Pashupatinath, the prominent monkey temple, Swayambhunath, one of the largest stupas in the world - a Buddhist shrine at Bouddhanath, and the captivating Basantapur Durbar Square. In the late afternoon, you will visit our office site to make necessary preparations, and meet your trip leader, crew members, and other fellow accomplices. You will have a brief discussion about the forthcoming trip and return to your hotel room. Overnight in Kathmandu.

After Breakfast: Drive to Pokhara (200 km - 6 hrs). During route you can visit Manakamana Temple by Cable Car which cost is addition INR 500 per person directly at the station. This ride gives breathtaking views of Hills, Mountains and river with clouds.

After Breakfast: you will drive along a zigzag route that leads you to Nayapul, which is the starting point of your trek. The initial hike through sub-tropical jungle leads you to a large and flourishing riverside village, Birethanti that lies at the convergence of the Modi and Bhurungdi Rivers. Crossing the latter river after lunch through a bridge, and hiking up to Sudame along the off-road, you will do a gradual climb up to Tikhedhunga. Crossing another metal suspension bridge and making a steep ascent along thousand of tiring staircases and boulders will land you in the village of Ulleri. From here you get terrific views of the landscape of valley floor which you traversed during the daytime, with astonishing views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Overnight in Ulleri.

After breakfast, it is time to leave behind the large Magar village, Ulleri and begin the scenic ascend towards Ghorepani, a fascinating stop with small shops and stalls that sell local products and crafts. Climbing gently through fine forests of oak, rhododendron, and magnolia, and occasionally grey langur monkeys leaping over branches, you will reach Banthanti. Moving ahead from this tiny village for a short while, you will reach Nangethanti. The panoramic views will certainly give you the much- needed energy to continue with your ascent. After another hour of walking and several breaks, you will reach Ghorepani, a village that offers stunning views of the Annapurna South and Nilgiri Mountain peaks. It is here that you will begin to feel the chilled weather, as this village rests quite higher than our previous places. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Today is marked as the highlight of your trip as you will be kicking off with a pre-dawn, roughly-an- hour climb along the steep trail through rhododendron forests leading up to the grassy top of Poon Hill. The viewpoint of Poon Hill is the most popular trekking destination within the Annapurna region, where you can enjoy tantalizing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including close-up views of Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre and Manaslu. The unobstructed and illuminated sunrise view over the Himalayas and far western ranges of Dolpo is the most mesmerizing moment for you today. After a photographic delight and a hot beverage, you will descend to Ghorepani for breakfast and then trek to Tadapani. The trail in this segment is mostly hilly meandering through forests and village farmlands, scenic waterfalls and steep rivers with melted water from the glaciers above. Descending finally through rhododendron forests, you will reach Tadapani with your legs feel the stretch. Overnight in Tadapani.

After an epic hiking day, today is a relatively easy but a steep downhill trek through dense and dark forests. As you descend, the scenic views of wildflowers and splendid views of mountains are visible almost throughout the day. The trail eases as you approach nearer to Ghandruk, a slope settlement comprising of the stone house and mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. From this village, you will again be able to savor the mesmerizing beauty of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli peaks. While at the village, you will also make a brief visit to the Gurung Museum that creates an opportunity to learn more about the unique culture and rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people. Overnight in Ghandruk.

will leave the picturesque village of Ghandruk after a sumptuous breakfast gently descending through Syauli Bazaar on the Modi Khola. From here, the trail along the river is on a leveled earth crossing terraced farms and staircases paved with stone slabs till Birethanti with scenic mountain views and landscapes. From Birethanti, an easy walk for about half an hour brings you to Nayapul, where your journey on foot comes to an end. One hour drive from Nayapul will lead you to the lake city of Pokhara. On arrival at Pokhara, you will be transferred to your hotel room, where you may stretch your legs and relax in leisure or may take a stroll in the lakeside or indulge yourself in the very common boating at Phewa Lake. Overnight in Pokhara.

After Breakfast: You will drive to Kathmandu and it takes 7 hours to reach. En route you can able to see the hilly  landscape with River experience.Overnight in Kathmandu.

Today is the day your holidays in Nepal has come to an end, and you will be flying back home with ample memories of the experiences you’ve had in the Himalayas. A representative from Aid Journeys will drop you off at the Tribhuvan International Airport well ahead of your scheduled flight for your onward journey. With plenty of time onboard, you may plan your next trip in the Himalayan realms of Nepal. For those willing to stay back and extend your holidays, Aid Journeys will be glad to plan your trip according to your craving.

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Cost Includes

    • Airport Pick up/drop in private vehicle
    • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
    • Tea-house accommodation during the trek
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking time
    • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private vehicle
    • Entrance fees for sightseeing/monument visits as per the itinerary
    • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader
    • Porter service for trekking (2 trekkers :1 porter)
    • Trekking Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and accommodation
    • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (National Park Permit, TIMS)
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • AID Team personal Take care
    • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

    • Nepalese visa fee
    • Excess baggage charge(s)
    • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure, early return from mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
    • Any meals (Except trekking time)
    • International flights
    • Travel and rescue insurance
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, shower, etc.)

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