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Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill is located just 3190m above Ghorepani and offer a brilliant 360 degree view of the Himalayan massifs including Dhulagiri range and Annapurna range. The most incredible things is, from this hill you are able to see more than 30 different white mountain peaks, including two eight thousand mountain (Dhaulagiri; 8163m. Annapurna I; 8091m.). On clear days, even the Pokhara valley can be seen. Short, easily accessible and a fairly accessible and a fairly easy trek, the Ghorepani trail is a perfect starter for someone who isn’t sure of his walking capabilities, or only has a few days available and wishes to discover a lot. The trek to Ghorepani – Poon Hill (Pun Hill) which is located in Annapurna region, is truly called as all the best of the trekking in Nepal. The trek offers the spectacular mountain scenery along with charming villages inhabited particularly by the Gurungs & Magars, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fishtail Peak) dominating the skyline. One of the important highlight of this trip is to make a climb on Poon Hill, possibly the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth. When sun rises, it touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, there gradually appear, just like magic that your eye could not believe.

Your arrival to Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA), transfer to Pokhara. (By Bus/flight)

Day 01: One hour drive to Nayapul by private Car / Van, we then begin trek to Tikhedhunga. 1540m
We begin our trek at Nayapul, driving to the road head. After 15- minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1065m) a large village that has many shops & tea houses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola.
From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1495m & after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1540m. This trek offers a short & relatively easy day, during journey & allows us to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal.

Overnight at Guest House.

Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani 2860m
Leaving Tikhedunga, we begin our journey with steep climb to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large Magar village at 2070m. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak & rhododendron towards Banthanti at 2250m. Then we make our trek towards Nangethanti at 2860m. After an hour walk brings you to Ghorepani at 2860m.

Overnight at Guest House.

Day 03: Hiking to Poonhill 3190m – back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani.2630m
This morning, we will get up early in the morning, and go for hiking to Poon Hill. From here you will see superb view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Himalayas, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and so on. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani.

Overnight at Guest House.

Day 04: Trek to Ghandruk 1940m
The day starts with short down hill. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Ghandrunk (1940m), which is the village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, have their own dialect, typical culture, costume, and life style. This village is possibly the popular tourist destination that offers the beautiful mountain views and having easy connection with Pokhara.

Overnight at Guest House.

Day 05: Trek down to Birethanti – Nayapul – Pokhara.
Today we begin our journey, from Ghandrung offering easy walking all down hill to Nayapul, we then drive to Pokhara.

Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey/Overnight in Hotel in Pokhara

Trip Facts

Duration :
5 Days
Destination :
Annapurna Region
Main Activities :
Trekking in Nepal
Altitude :
3190 M
Grade :
Easy
Accommodation:
Lodge
Start From :
Nayapul
End Point :
Nayapul
Group Size :
1+

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