Trip Duration: 10 Days
Trekking Duration: 06 Days
Region: Annapurna Region
Max-Altitude: 3,210 Meters
Seasons: Spring || Autumn
Start Point: Kathmandu
End Point: Kathmandu
Accommodation: Tea House
Size: Minimum 01 Persons
Poon Hill Trekking According to a recent survey by Modern Maturity (USA) Annapurna region has been recognized as one of the world’s best trekking trails. More than 40,000 tourists annually visit this area. The Annapurna trekking region consists of peaks Annapurna I, II, III, IV, those of Annapurna South peaks, Mt. Dhaulagiri and several other peaks.
The trek’s major highlights are the ancient mid-western salt route settlement of Manang, Thorong –La pass between Nepal and Tibet, Muktinath Temple and the deepest Gorge of world Kali Gandaki. Gateway to Annapurna trekking region is the famous city of Pokhara from where our Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek will begin.
This Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in the Annapurna foothills to the view point on Poon Hill offers all the best of Trekking in Nepal. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline.
At the climax of this Poon Hill trekking, you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain scapes on Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.
Poon Hill Trekking - Ghandruk is one of the most popular Treks among all of the Trekking Routes in the whole of Nepal as well. It is categorized as a Soft Trek since you won't have to face too much of Extremism like extreme Cold, Snows all around in the pathway, Strong currents of Wind or any such things.
One thing that might trouble you is the Rainfall thus choose your Travelling season wisely so that any of such obstacles won't get a chance to bother your Trek.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by our staff with warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with briefing regarding trekking, hotels, lodge on route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.
Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m - 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.
Morning travel by tourist coach or in private vehicle depending upon the group size towards amazing Pokhara valley transfer to respective hotels close to beautiful Phewa Lake with afternoon free for short walks. (For flying option a 30 minutes flight to Pokhara).
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m begin trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,450m.
Morning 2 hours drive from Pokhara to start the trek from Nayapul following the old Nepal / Tibet Trans Himalayan Caravan passing farm villages Bhirtethati and Hille to reach at Tirkhedhunga for overnight stop in the comfort of nice local lodge after 3-4 hours of good walks.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m - 05 hrs walk.
Morning starts with a steep uphill climb to Ulleri village with grand views of Annapurna South and Mt. Machapuchare. From Ulleri walk gets better passing Bhanthati, Nagethati small villages, into enchanting rhododendron forested area to reach at Ghorepani Deurali for overnight stop.
Day 05: Morning hike to Poon-Hill trek to Tadapani 2,721m - 05 hrs.
Early morning hour hike up to Poon-Hill at 3,210m high for awesome panorama views of mountains with striking sunrise over array of peaks, from here walk to Tadapani through beautiful rhododendron forest with constant views of the mountains. This place in spring will be magic with wildflowers in the shade of high Annapurna Mountains.
Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk 1,750m - 04 hours.
With stunning sunrise view from Tadapani, morning walk descends into cool forested area leading Ghandruk village, a large Gurung village around Annapurna region. Afternoon explore the village and Gurung museum or just relax and enjoy the views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli with majestic Mt. Machapuchare “Fish Tail”.
Day 07: Trek to Pothana 1, 900 m - 05 hrs.
Morning walk on downhill path to the bottom of the hills of Ghandruk and Landruk by the Modi River, on crossing a bridge with short climb reaching at Landruk village, from here walk leads on the winding trail through terraced farm fields and villages into cool forested area to reach at Pothana for last overnight in the high hills of Annapurna Himalaya.
Day 08: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.
Morning with super walk through Thulo Kharka also called Australian Camp a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest, with short break last hour walk an easy descend to Kande village on the Baglung-Pokhara highway for the an hour drive back to Pokhara after a wonderful time up in the high mountains.
Day 09: Drive of fly back to Kathmandu.
Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the mid hills of Annapurna area, then on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure. (Options of flight back to Kathmandu).
Day 10: International departure homeward bound.
Last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Annapurna & Pun Hill Panorama trekking, with time for international flight, our staff transfers you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.
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