Poon Hill trek

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Duration : 7 or more days
Starting Price : 850USD/Person

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Poon Hill trek

Himalayan rock Poon Hill trek, Annapurna region Nepal. Poon Hill trek is also known as Ghorepani trek or Ghandruk trek. In spring Poon Hill region is completely covered by red and pink rhododendron flowers.

Day 01  -  Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.)
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) which takes about six hours. You depart for 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 Tal (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 02  -  Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.)
Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) by car which takes one and half hours drive. Now you begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours. 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 03  -  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 04  -  Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m.) to Tadapani (2675m.)
Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) which takes about five and half hours. Early morning trip to Poon Hill (3210m.) 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, and Annapurna II and so on.

Day 05  -  Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.)
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 06     Ghandruk (1950m.) to Pothana (1990m.)
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 07     Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m.)
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 08     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 can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 25 minutes.

Trip Cost Include

1.  Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
2.  Standard accommodation Kathmandu breakfast included.
3.  Guided city tour in Kathmandu by car / van / bus.
4.  All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
5.  Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
6.  A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
7.  The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
8.  Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
9.  ACAP permit.
10.  TIMS permit (Trekker's Information Managment System)
11.  Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag by Base Camp Adventure (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
12.  First aid medical kits.
13.  Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.

Trip Cost Exclude
1.  Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
2.  Your travel insurance (compulsory).
3.  International airfare and airport departure tax.
4.  Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
5.  Personal trekking Equipments.
6.  Tips for trekking staff .
7.  Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

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