Poon Hill Trek - 4 days

Poon Hill Trek - 4 days

Short walk in the Annapurna foothill provides an introduction to Nepal Himalaya. Normally all treks starts from outskirts of Pokhara, which is situated in a subtropical valley at about 609 meter. There are fine views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and fantastic view of Machhapuchare peaks; they are all above 8000 meters.

The trek in the foothill of Annapurna Himal provides opportunity to visit villages and experience cultural life of simple folks living in hills. The elevation does not reach over 2000 meter therefore it is not a strenuous trek. Weather along the trek is quite warm except in December and January. Snow is not expected. The trail is very much used by local people and traders. Teashops dotted all along the trail make the walk interesting. The famous Machhapuchare peak (Mateerhorn of Nepal) can always be seen from any point on this trek.

Day 01: Tirkhedhunga. (1494m) - 5 hours
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga. (1494m)
It is one-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and a short walk to Birenthati (1037m) situated on the Modi River. The trail ascends and reaches Tirkhedhunga in about 4 hours walk. Overnight at lodge.

Day 02: Ghorepani (2530m) -5/6 hours
After breakfast ascend the steep steps for about 2 hours to Ulleri (2012m). Continue climbing from Ulleri another 2 hours walk to lunch stop at Nyathanti. The climb continues on through wet temperate forests of oak and rhododendron until Ghorepani. Camp side is about 10 minutes walk form Ghorepani. Depending upon weather and physical condition it is recommended to make an hour climb to Poonhill (3100m) for a panoramic view of Annapurna range. From Ghorepani there is a spectacular view of Dhaulagiri, Machhapurche and Annapurna. Ghorepani is on of the most popular village along Annapurna circuit. Many trekkers who do not trek the whole circuit visit Ghorepani to view a magnificent panorama of the Himalaya peaks. Most of the habitants in this village are magars and Gurungs. Visit Poon Hill (3210m) early next morning about one hour walk you can have the excellent views of Machapuchre, Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri and Nilgiri Himal and in spring best views of Rhododendron flowers in its vicinity or in the trail in between Ghorepani-Ghandrung . The red one called Lali Gurans, which is the national flower of Nepal.

Day 03: Ghandrung (1920m) - 7 hours
Leave Ghorepani after having magnificent views from Poon Hill. From Ghorepani you leave the main trail that leads you to Jomsom/Muktinath, and instead walk to Tadapani, which is fairy easy. Some parts of the trail are slippery during December and January. Decend to Ghandrung.

Day 04: Birenthanti (1080m) - Pokhara. - 4/5 hours
From Ghandrung it is a steep descent on a stone staircase down to the Modi Khola. Walk further to Syauli Bazaar , a beutiful Gurung settlement where you stop for Lunch and refreshment. Explore this beautiful village for a while before heading further to Birenthnti. About half an hour walk you will be able to reach to the road head at Nayapul that leads to Pokhara. A scenery drive to Pokhara gives you excellent views. It is about an hour drive. Transfer to your hotel at Pokhara.

 

Private trek Arrangement cost: Departures at any time upon your request. This is private trek and not group 
departure trek.
1  pax:        US$410 per person
2  pax:        US$365 per person
3-5pax        US$330 per person
6-9 pax       US$305 per person
10-15 pax  US$275 per person

Cost Include:

01: All meals and accommodation in lodge/tea house during the trek
02: Service of trek guide
03: Porters to carry personal baggage each 15 kg.)
04: Accident insurance for staffs and porters
05: Annapurna Conservation entry permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)

06: Private transportation from Pokhara hotel to trek start/end point

Cost does not include:

01: Personal clothing and sleeping bag
02: Airfare and transportation to and from Pokhara
03: Personal accident and health insurance
04: Emergency evacuation and medical-box
05: Alcoholic and bottled beverage, laundry, and tips.
06: Hotel accommodation, sightseeing and meals in Katmandu and Pokhara

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