Total 9 days 3210m Trek days 5 Moderate

The Secret Poon Hill Trek

Annapurna Conservation Area

POON HILL TREK

TREK HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spectacular Sunrise from Poon Hill will offer the views of Annapurna Range from the south side including Machhapuchhre (6997m), Gangapurna (7455m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna I (8091m), Nirgiri Peak (7061m), Dhampus Peak (6012m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Dhaulagiri (8172m), Dhaulagiri II and III over 7700 meters and Gurga Peak (7129m).
  • We choose a different path after the visit of the Poon Hill to stay away from the popular crowded paths and to find a magic Homestay called Little Paradise, where we can enjoy outstanding views, delicious local gastronomy and a magic beautiful garden. A family cozy stay.
  • At Jhinu Danda we will enjoy a warm bath at the Hot Springs.
  • Variety of landscapes amongst them, Rhododendron Forests (Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal, and blooms with a variety of colors: pink, red or white), open hills with 390 degrees views, waterfalls…
  • Wonderful short trek where we get a taste of Nepal panorama: the capital of Nepal, Kathmandu; the second largest city in Nepal, Pokhara, the heart of the rural world of the Himalayas and the astonishing giants of Annapurna Range.
  • We take a comfortable 25 minutes flight to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu. Avoiding a long drive by bus that takes all day on the road. Therefore, we have plenty of time to enjoy both cities and in addition, the flight has outstanding views of the Himalaya range (Manaslu and Annapurna regions) all the way!
  • Easy to moderate trek for a variety of fitness levels.

ABOUT THE SECRET POON HILL TREK

You won’t find a Nepal Trek like this one. You are going to one of the most popular treks in Annapurna Region, but the InspireU way, discovering places only known by few. You will discover paths away from the crowds with special views that will take your breath away.

This trek is ideal for all kind of levels; not too long, and wonderfully complete to have a taste of culture, nature, and privileged Himalayan views.

Get immersed in the Gurung culture. Gurung Shamanism is one of the oldest religion in Nepal, where each village has their own local deities. Our way will cross the wonderful forest, and terraced fields as we approach the land of the Annapurnas. Absolutely astonishing views of the Himalayan giants are a gift for our eyes and our senses in this magical trek.

Poon Hill is one of the perfect spots to see the spectacular sunrise over the Annapurna Himalayan Range: Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri (8172m)(Also Check our dhaulagiri trek), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (7061m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7555m), Machhapuchhre (Fishtail 6997m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6983m) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks.

Check our Trip Schedule below this page for more details.

“In the mountains, worldly attachments are left behind, and the absence of material distractions, we are opened up to spiritual thought. We should be attempting to carry the spiritual experience of the mountains with us everywhere.”
Jamling Tenzing Norgay (1965. Sherpa mountain climber. Son of Tenzing Norgay)

What’s included:

  • Nepali Licenced Guide English fluent (from 4 persons an assistant guide will be added, from 10 persons 2 assistant guides will be added).
  • Porter (1 porter every 2 persons. Each porter will carry maximum 15Kg).
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System): this is the trekking permit.
  • National Park Entrance fee.
  • All domestic flights.
  • All airport pickups and drop offs.
  • High comfort Hotels before and after the trek with Breakfast included (4 nights in total).
  • A welcome dinner on the arrival day.
  • Accommodation during the trek in lodges/tea house.
  • Food during the trek (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Water* and cup of tea or coffee in every meal during the trek. (*Click here to know more)
  • Medical kit.
  • Staff insurance.
  • Taxes.

What’s not included

  • International flights.
  • Visa. Check our page About Nepal for Visa information.
  • Insurance with mountain rescue and repatriation compulsory. In case of doubt, do not hesitate to ask us when booking your trip and we will be happy to help you find the best option for you.
  • Meals before and after the trekking adventure (except breakfasts and 1 welcome dinner included)
  • Alcohol, soft drinks and snacks
  • Necessary trek equipment and personal material. See our list of things to bring to a trek to have an idea of what you need.
  • Personal medicines
  • Hot shower during the trek (often available in lodges under cost)
  • Electronic devices battery recharge (often available in lodges under cost). It is advisable to carry a portable charger if you have electronic devices to be charged during the trek.

Best time to trek: Spring and Autumn (April, May until mid-June / October, November until mid-December). Check our page “When to visit Nepal and When to Trek”.

*NOTE: Flights at the airport of Pokhara rarely get canceled or delayed in high seasons (Spring and Autumn) but can be delayed or canceled because of bad weather. Please, be prepared for potential delays. It is advisable that clients have insurance coverage for their international flight in case of delays in their return flight or allow extra days when booking the return international flight.

POON HILL TREK MAP

POON HILL TREK COST

01Day One: Arrival Kathmandu (1400m)

Airport pick up and transfer to Hotel. There will be a welcome dinner with your guide. First taste of the wonderful local food.

02Day Two: Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m)

We will take a 25 minute flight to Pokhara in the morning. And we will have plenty of time to enjoy the City by the Phewa Lake. Numerous activities can be done in Pokhara, amongst them, a visit to the World Peace Pagoda, to the International Mountaneering Museum, a walk by the lake and a traditional meal contemplating the panorama that the lakeside offers...

03Day Three: Pokhara to Nayapul (1070m) and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1480m) / Time: 3 to 4 hours

A short drive of 2 hours will leave us to the start of our trek in Nayapul. We start walking first along the Bhurungdi river. The path will take us along a Jeep trail and soon the path narrows it down to arrive to the mountain and rural villages of the Conservaton area. Surrounded by hills, our first stop in Tikhedhunga will give us the first taste of the adventure.

04Day Four: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m) / Time: 4 to 5 hours

After following trails surrounded by deep Rhododendron forests we arrive to the bottom of Poon Hill. The views are spectacular and we already have views of the Annapurna Range shyly but magestically showing behind the hills.

05Day Five: Ghorepani to Little Paradise (2344m) (Poon Hill (3193m) / Time: 7 to 8 hours

A very early start of the day will take us to the top of Poon Hill. We will walk aproximately 1 hour to delight our eyes contemplating the spectacular sunrise bathing the summits of all Annapurna Range and Dhaulaguiri with its alpenglow. After that, we will descend back to the lodge to have breakfast. Then restart the trek to arrive to a real paradise, Kotdanda Uri. This journey is away from the crowded path. We will have the opportunity to walk through the magic forest until the top of the hill with unique and privileged views towards the direction of Annapurna Base Camp. This is a special selected variation of the trek that we think is a gift and fortunately not many people know yet! And we feel very privileged to share it with you.

06Day Six: Little Paradise to Jhinu Danda (1780m) for Hot Springs / Time: 2 to 3 hours

We start a steep descend to Khimrong river, where we corss a suspension bridge and walk a short steep ascension to Jhinu Danda. Here you are welcomed to enjoy the Hot Springs in the afternoon and evening before dinner.

07Day Seven: Jhinu Danda Hot Springs to Syauli Bazar (1220m) and back to Pokhara / Time: 4 to 6 hours

If you desire, you can have your last bath in the Jhinu Danda Hot Springs early morning and after breakfast we will continue our trek along the Modi river to our final destination: Syauli Bazar, where we will pick a transportation that will drive us back to Pokhara for about 3 hours. Once we arrive to Pokhara, we will check in at the hotel and you will have the rest of the evening for you. Our suggestion? a dinner by the lake contemplating the lights reflected on the water is a beautiful scenery.

08Day Eight: Pokhara to Kathmandu.

We catch a 25 minute flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. On our arrival, we will transfer you to the hotel and after that, enjoy the fantastic city of Katmandu! We will be available for recomendations or if you wish a small Tour Guide, do not hesitate to ask us!

09Day Nine: Transfer to the international Airport and end of our services unless arranged differently

We hope to see you again soon!

Date Spaces Status Prices
  • Contact Us or Check Departures 10 People max Open USD1400 / CAD1739 / €1124* Book Now
*Our rates are established in US Dollar. The exchange rate CAD and € is from 03/02/2018 and is likely to be revised if there is a strong fluctuation. · The price is for a minimum of 4 people. Individual, 2 people or 3 people bookings can have an additional charge. Please check with us. · All accommodations are based on twin room. It is possible to request single room in Kathmandu or Pokhara under supplement. During the trek single room can be requested only if available. · Please, contact us and we will accommodate your needs.

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