Annapurna Poon Hill Trek

Annapurna Poon Hill Trek

Activities:
Trekking
Duration
6 days
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Moderate 
  • Max Altitude
    3210
  • Group Size
    Min 1 Pax
  • Best Time
    March-May and Sept-Dec 

Trip Overview

Poon Hill is one of the most popular vantage points in the Annapurna region that offers panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountain massif. The Annapurna Poon Hill Trek offers excursions to the beautiful lake-side city of Pokhara where you can enjoy views of tall mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,516m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and many others in a relatively close proximity. Famous as the adventure spot of the country, Pokhara offers activities like fishing, boating and swimming on the pristine lakes of the valley. Adorned with beautiful vegetations and verdant woodlands and forests, Pokhara is an absolutely ravishing destination that has the encompassment of the trekking trail going through it. While boating, you can also see the reflection of the Machhapuchhre Mountain, also called “the Fish-Tail” mountain on the shimmering surface of the Fewa Lake on a clear day. This short and compatible Annapurna Poon Hill Trek presents a neat package that has the incorporation of all of the best trekking trails that are ornamented with winsome views of the mountains and natural beauties like no other. Annapurna is one of the most beautiful trekking destinations in the country.

Trekking through dense forests of fir and maple trees, the trail continues to Ghorepani and Poon Hill. You will also come across settlements and villages along the way and can observe the traditions and cultures of the people residing there in adjacent to enjoying the natural beauty of your surroundings. Starting off the trek from Kathmandu, a short scenic flight to Pokhara presents gorgeous sights of the terrain below. From Pokhara, the trekking trail continues to the large and prosperous town of Birethanti. Passing pasturelands and meadows blooming with flowers and mountain goats grazing, the Annapurna Poon Hill Trek has trails trudging to Tikhe Dhunga.

Ghorepani is a conserved area holding the largest rhododendron woods within its acreage. Ghorepani presents spectacular vistas of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli Himal (6441m) and more from its location. Hiking to Poon Hill presents highlights of 180° view of the Annapurna massif and its surrounding peaks from its vantage point. Sights of mountains like Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,040m), Annapurna South (7219m), Lamjung Himal (6,986m) and many more are majestic to look at. Moreover, when the rays of the sun hits the mountains and changes their color from ivory to burning saffron, the whole sight is breath-taking!

Our Annapurna Poon Hill Trek offers round trip flights to/from Pokhara with the best of services. You can also choose an alternate package to go in the Annapurna region like our Annapurna Panorama Trek package as well. With the best natural pulchritude, unique culture and traditions of the people on the secluded villages and settlements and magnificent views of the Annapurna Mountain, Annapurna Poon Hill Trek is a perfect trekking journey that lets you experience the best aspects of the region. So come and join us in this amazing adventure!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive At Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly To Pokhara (910m/2985ft) 25-Min then trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4903ft) Duration: 5 Hrs

Day 03: Tikhedhunga To Ghorepani (2,850m/9,348ft) Duration: 7 Hrs

Day 04: Hike Up To Poon Hill and Onto Tadapani (2,610m/8,560ft) Duration: 7 - 8 Hrs

Day 05: Tadapani to Kathmandu

Day 06: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3 star category in Kathmandu.
  • Round trip airfare Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals and accommodation.
  • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, trekking map, and T-shirt.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek during the trek.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Andrius Blu, United Kingdom Gratitude to Ganga and Balaram from Nepal Hiking Team for arranging one of the best trekking journey that I went through with. The Poon Hill trek was basically recommended to me by Ganga and I decided to take up the trekking journey because of its appeals. The far off village and remote trekking trail made for a wonderful time in the mountains. One of the best times for me was when I was trekking and I pet a lonesome yak along the trail. My guide Baban was patient enough to let me have this moment as that was something that I was doing for the first time in my life! The animal was so docile and let me pet it for some time. Baban then joined me and then we continued on, but I think that tiny moment made the trip even better than it was! Balaram and was available at all times to me throughout the trekking journey and Baban had made the arrangements of the accommodations and of the transportations up in the mountains with strenuous professionalism. Nepal Hiking Team is really the best travel agency and the Poon Hill trek is a prime example of the service execution. Their care for their customers is to be appreciated and their help to me with the trekking was of the best quality but was also shrouded with care and concern. Baban always presented a helping hand and his humor and knowledge of the place made him one of the best trekking guides to have around. Kudos to Ganga and Balaram for my amazing trekking experience!
Raymond Low, Singapore Nepal Hiking Team provide an excellent guide to me when I hiked Everest Base Camp. My guide, Mr. Prakesh Rai, is very professional and caring... He always gives me very informative replies whenever I have a question or two about the terrain which we are trekking, the history of certain towns or places we passed by or stayed...He is always asking how I am (my old right ankle injury came back)...and will help me carry my load.... We had a good time together especially when we take photographs of the awesome scenery.....He works tirelessly and would be a concern for my diet and always asked me if I had enough of food, hows my leg was, and whether feeling ok especially when we are going towards a higher altitude..... We had a wonderful acclimatization climb and he is always observing me how I am doing. Nepal Hiking Team rocks!.... And I would sincerely recommend my friends to this group..... It’s simply awesome!... Thank you Nepal Hiking team and it's truly a great experience traveling with your professional guide!
Yang, Singapore It was an awesome experience in Nepal, in which a big part of my trip was covered in the mountain, thank to NHT. Ganga, the company manager has been engaging since my enquiry and very efficient and patient with all my queries. They are flexible to customize to my needs due to my planned itinerary besides hiking. They also made arrangement for airport pick up and Ganga met me in person in my lodge to go through the procedures and discussion. 2 days prior to the trek it was raining heavily and many flights were cancelled. We were lucky to tag along a rescue helicopter to Lukla, also thank to Ganga's arrangement. When we arrived at the start point, we were welcome by the friendly guide and porters. My relationship with Gurung, the guide was very good, he took care of me every single bit of the trip, as I was a slow walker in the team. He would check our conditions from time to time to ensure our well beings. Gurung and I joked around in the tea houses and we made many friends and some exchange of cultural knowledge. I was not well when I returned from Base Camp. We discussed and we decided that an evacuation was needed. Gurung visited me in the hospital and sent me back to the hotel after discharge. I had a farewell lunch with him. Ganga and Hari, the 2 managers visited me on the 2 days and they even sent me to the hospital again for report collection. Hari also sent me to the airport on my departure day. I have total satisfaction and heart-felt appreciation for Nepal Hiking Team. There were other companies who tried to compromise prices and quality but not NHT, who insisted on quality and care above all. I'm back in Singapore safely. And they are keeping in contact with me on some follow-ups. I truly want to recommend you this company for their awesome service given the reasonable if not attractive price! This trip was so awesome although I had some hiccups on my decent. I miss Nepal alot, and the friendship shared.
Stephen, Australia I finished the ABC and Bhutan Tours with Nepal Hiking Team and had a very good time. It was a great pleasure dealing with Balaram and Ganga. They are extremely professional, flexible, and accommodating. prior to the trip, I had been constantly emailing Balaram with my questions, whether or not they are directly related to the trek. Balaram was always extremely responsive with detailed answers and he was always patient. When I first got to Kathmandu, both Ganga and Balaram met me at the hotel to greet me. Throughout the trip, they constantly checked up with the guide to make sure that everything went okay. Overall, the trek was well organized and I can say with confidence that the team has done their best to ensure that my needs were met. I am already thinking about coming back to Nepal for my next trek and I will certainly go with Nepal Hiking Team again.
Ian, Canada My wife and I did the Everest Base Camp Trek as organized by Nepal Hiking Team. We read guidebooks and numerous websites leading up to this trip, but nothing quite captured the awesomeness of just being there in person. Each day of our trek was physically and mentally exhausting, but our guide saw to it that we were looked after - be it on the trail, dining, or settling in at the lodge each night. Nepal Hiking Team did a fantastic job for us; I could not be happier with how this trip was organized, and how Balaram and Ganga took care of us.