Poon Hill Trekking in Nepal
Poon Hill Trekking in Nepal

Poon Hill Trek – 10 Days

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The Poon Hill trek is also known as the Annapurna Sunrise trek, is a relatively easy walk meandering through villages and rhododendron forests. This is one of the most scenic teahouse treks in the Annapurna region. This trek showcases some of the best views of Annapurna and neighboring Himalayas especially from the Poon Hill. The added presence of rice terraces completes the picture making Poon Hill a photographer’s paradise. The real walking begins from Nayapul, we then trek to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk and enjoy the ethnic hospitality along with the cultural magnificence of Gurung Museum.

The 10-day Trek itinerary is designed for the trekkers who want a less demanding but short and beautiful trek, especially with their family and kids in the rural mountainside with up-close Himalayan views. However, if you like for a longer trek in the Annapurna region then  the Annapurna Sanctuary trek – 14 Days would be the best option. For trekkers who prefer a more demanding trek with the whole Annapurna circuit to cover 16 to 21 days time, the Annapurna Circuit Trek would be perfect.

 

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m)

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, a representative from Sisne Rover will pick us up from the airport and take us to our hotel. Welcome drink will be served. Overnight in Kathmandu.

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Day 02:Kathmandu - Free Time

On your first day in Kathmandu, we take rest after a long flight from your home country. After breakfast, you can visit around Thamel (where your hotel will be located) and shop few items that you have missed to bring with you. We can add Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing tour on your request. We can have a tour to UNESCO World heritage sites – Durbar Square, Pashupatinath temple, Swayambhunath stupa and Bouddhanath stupa. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (823 m) 6 hrs drive

Early morning drive to Pokhara by tourist bus watching beautiful scenery, hills and river on the way. Transfer to the hotel in Pokhara. Get introduced to your trekking guide and fellow participants, and discuss about our trip at our office at Lakeside Pokhara.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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Day 04: Pokhara (823m) - Ulleri (2050m): 5-6 hrs

The trek starts from Pokhara after an hour drive to Nayapul . We pass through sub-tropical valley forests, crossing the Bhurungdi Khola (river) via a bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga. We climb up to the Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward will really prove a test of our stamina. Overnight in Ulleri.

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Day 05: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m): 4 - 5 hours trek

After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Day 06: Poonhill hike (3210 m) and trek to Tadapani (2,700m): 6 - 7 hrs

Poonhill is the best place to have a sunrise view over the Himalayas. So to catch this opportunity we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20  highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. After taking photographs and having some coffee or tea, we head to Tadhapani via  Ghorepani. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m): 4-5 hrs

From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees are in bloom, these forests actually turn into amazing gardens. By afternoon, depending upon the season of travel, we also get to enjoy cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes on the other side of the ravine. After trekking some more minutes, we enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung community. Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains, we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk.

Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner

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Day 08: Ghandruk to Pokhara: 4 hrs

The final day of the trek , we descend Shyaulibazaar  and continue gentle walk to Naya Pul then drive back to Pokhara. We step onto a staircase paved with stone slabs, curving in and out of the village and then into terraced farms. It keeps on going down almost without any breaks from Ghandruk until Modi Khola river valley. From Birethanti, a half-an-hour’s walk takes us to Naya Pul. The journey on foot comes to an end at Nayapul, we then drive to Pokhara for an overnight stay. We mark the end of our successful trip with a farewell dinner hosted by Sisne Rover where we can share our experiences of the trek before leaving Pokhara. The dinner will be accompanied by Live Nepalese Cultural show with Dance and Songs of Nepal. Overnight in Pokhara.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Farewell Dinner

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Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m)

Early morning drive to Kathmandu by tourist bus through beautiful scenery, hills and river. After arriving in Kathmandu, we leave for our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping in Kathmandu. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Meals included: Breakfast

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Day 10: Final Departure

Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A representative of Sisne Rover will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight.

Meals included: Breakfast

Additional Information

We can customize this trip as per your schedule, budget and preferences. If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for it please contact us.

Additional information

Dates

September-May

Duration

10 Days

Location

Annapurna Region

Physicality

Easy to Moderate

Group Size

Any

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 3 reviews
September 9, 2017

In april the 5 day trekking Poon Hill don with two persons, a great experience, super Guide and carrier.
E-mail contact in advance about the wishes, necessary papers and the surrounding area. Quick responses, expertise and ultimately was the trekking exactly as we wanted to. Price was very good compared to the trekkingIn addition also paraglide arranged through Sisne Rover and also that fine, fine price. Also arranged through Sisne Rover and transport from Pokhara to Chitwan. Perfectly arranged, good price. If we were going to Nepal again, I would definitely contact Sisne rover

September 13, 2017

We went to Poon hill a week before. Our guide Milan was very friendly, dedicated and totally helpful. I recommend everyone to go to Poon Hill Trek. It’s the best trek I’ve made so far.
Sisne Rover is the best agency in Nepal, book your any trip in Nepal with Sisne Rover.

Namaste

September 16, 2017

Thank you Sarah. It was a lovely time having you here in Nepal. Milan is a very dedicated guide and a valuable part of our team. See you soon for your next adventure 🙂

December 13, 2017

Poon Hill Trek – great route, great guide!
With me not having much time in Pokhara available for a trek, I went with Sisne Rover on a trip to Poon Hill/Ghorepani, taking 3 nights and four days.

The route itself was fantastic, delivering a great cross-section of the larger Annapurna circuit. It winds through hillside farms, across rivers, through jungles and all the way to the top of Poon Hill (3000+ metres) for sunrise on the third day.

However, what really made the trip was my guide, Milan – he was extremely knowledgeable not only about the route, but also all of the communities, plants and animals along the way. Most importantly, he was always watching my back, really allowing me to get the most out of the trek!

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