Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek

The Poon Hill Trek it exactly that, lots of hills and steep stair cases. The trek follows part of the old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route through several small villages. The views along the way are impressive with endless gorges, waterfalls and mountain views.

The highlight of the trek is the sunrise climb up Poon Hill, from where you get 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains from Annapurna to Macchupucchare (Fish Tail).



Poon Hill Trek Overview

Day-1: Kathmandu

Day-2: Kathmandu

Day-3: Flight to Pokhara

Day-4: Start the Trek - reach Ghandrung

Day-5: Tadapani

Day-6: Ghorepani

Day-7: Hike up Poon Hill. Trek to Tirkhedhunga

Day-8 : Nayapul. Drive back to Pokhara T

Day-9: Fly to Kathmandu

Day-10: Depart Kathmandu



Poon Hill Trek Detailed Itinerary

Day-1: Arrive Kathmandu overnight at the Hotel.

Day-2: Guided Sightseeing in Kathmandu and some preparations for the climb.

Day-3:Flight to Pokhara
After breakfast we will fly to Pokhara. After checking in at the hotelwe will head out to view the major sites to include Vindyavasini Temple, and Mahendra Cave. We will also visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp and continue to David Falls before getting back to the Hotel. You will have some free time around Pokhara city to explore in on your own.

Day-4 : Start the Trek - reach Ghandrung
After breakfast, drive to the trek starting point Naya Pul (1 hr). The trek starts with descent of an hour to Birethanti. We then walk through the rice fields along the riverside to Syaulibazar. To reach Ghandrung (1,950m) we climb through rice fields and forest. Here you will find an interesting Gurung village with a good chance to see the famous Fishtail mountain, Machupuchre. Overnight Lodge.

Day-5: Tadapani
Today we will trek through the dense forest preserved by Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) for 3 hours. We will reach Banthanti for lunch after which the route ascends and descends until be reach Tadapani (2,540m). Lodge Overnight.

Day-6 : Ghorepani
The climb today is steep in some places as we head through a mixed forest of oak, magnolia and rhododendron to a small forest clearing at Banathati. The trail then heads up to a ridge with fine views and drops a little to Ghorapani at 2834 meters. (Trekking: 5 hrs) Overnight Lodge.

Day-7: Hike up Poon Hill. Trek to Tirkhedhunga
This morning we trek up Poon Hill at 3210m, a vantage point to view the Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and the Annapurna massif. We then head through rhododendron forest and make a steep descent on a stone staircase to Tirkhedungha (1,360m). (Trekking: 6 hrs) Overnight Lodge.

Day-8 : Nayapul. Drive back to Pokhara
Today is an easy walk of 3/4 hours which will bring us back to Naya Pul, from where we will drive to Pokhara (1hr). Enjoy the attractions of Pokhara on your own. Overnight Hotel.

Day-9: Fly to Kathmandu
This morning we will rise early and drive to Sarangkot for a view of the sunrise over Machupuchre. After breakfast ,elephant, land rover and canoes will transfer you to waiting vehicles. You will drive to the airport and fly back to Kathmandu. The rest of the day will be at leisure in Kathmandu. Overnight Hotel.

Day-10: Final Departure
Final Departure from Kathmandu.

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Poon Hill Trek



Nepal Visa Information

Tourist entry visas can be obtained for the following duration from Nepal Embassy/ Consulate or Mission offices abroad, or at the following entry points in Nepal:

Tribhuvan International Airport,
Kathmandu Kakarvitta,
Jhapa (Eastern Nepal)
Birganj,
Parsa (Central Nepal)
Kodari,
Sindhupalchowk (Northern Border)
Belhiya,
Bhairahawa (Rupandehi, Western Nepal)
Jamuna,
Nepalgunj (Banke, Mid Western Nepal)
Mohana,
Dhangadhi (Kailali, Far Western Nepal)
Gaddachauki,
Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur, Far Western Nepal

Tourist Visa Fees Multiple entry 30 days US$ 40 or equivalent convertible currency Multiple entry 90 days US$ 100 or equivalent convertible currency

Tamang Heritage Trek
Duration 10 Days
Best time April to October
Sleeping Hotels and Tents

Nepal Visa Information

Trek Grade: 1CFP
A combination of long days with steep paths and some mountain scrambling. The route follows reasonable paths through thick vegetation, up hillsides, slippery shale surfaces. Snow and or ice may be encountered along the route.

There is no need for technical climbing equipment. Altitude levels up to and around to 4200m. Medium risk of altitude sickness. General level of fitness is required e.g. hill walking for about 5km. Daypacks will weight about 4kg.

Fully Portered



Dates and Costs

All of these treks are arranged on a private basis. Costs vary based on the number of people.

For current prices

Tamang Heritage Trek

Price includes
All trekking and travel permits
Local English speaking guide
Private transfers
Entrance fees
Lodge fees
All meals while trekking
Hotel in Kathmandu (twin sharing, including breakfast).
One full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley (for Kathmandu joining)
All ground transfer as per our itinerary
Dinner with Nepalese Cultural program (for Kathmandu joining)


Prices excludes
International flights
Required airport taxes
Visa's and vaccinations
Porters tips
Items of clothing, sleeping bags and miscellaneous drinks, etc.
Airport Taxes (see below)
Extra expenses and/or additional days caused due to unexpected events (delays, porterage because of land slides and other natural events.)


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