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Poon Hill Trekking

‘Amazing, wide views of the stunning sunrise set against the vast Himalayan range’

The picturesque Poon Hill Trekking, is rated “ Easy ” in difficulty and offers walkers wonderful views of a wide range of Himalayan peaks from Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), also including Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) at 6,997m, Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m and adjoining peaks across the horizon, along with the giant whale shaped Lamjung Himal at 6, 931 meters. From the top of the hill, you can view all of these majestic snow capped peaks rising high above rolling green hills and valleys.

Taking this trip with EncountersNepal.com, you will commence your scenic adventure with an interesting 62 kilometre drive from the beautifully situated lakeside town of Pokhara to the starting point of trekking at Nayapul. From there, you will quickly reach the check point at Bhirethati by the Modi River on foot. The Modi’s source is in the glaciers of the Annapurna range of mountains. Depending on conditions and how many photos you wish to take along the way, the drive will take a couple of hours.

Panoramic view from poon Hill

Your walk begins in an area of warm temperate climate. You will pass several quaint farming villages with their terraced fields and will also enjoy the sight of beautiful cascades that lunge gracefully down the hillside. The trek is graded “moderate” due to the frequent short intervals of climbing and descending along the winding path. There are also a few dramatic suspension bridges to cross which all add to the sense of adventure and allow you to enjoy the drama and beauty of the waterways coursing through the deep green chasms they have created.

After several hours of walking you climb higher towards the cooler alpine zone. The trail leads uphill on long stone steps all the way to the top of Ulleri, a Gurung village consisting of traditional houses adorned with slate roofs. From here, the walk takes you on the winding hill path through enchanting woodlands lined with rhododendron, pine, maple, birch, fir, oak and pine trees, interspersed with views of rolling green hill landscapes. Following a gradual climb, you will reach Ghorepani “lower”village with its blue houses, where you will find and lodges and tea houses for trekkers. A short distance further on, up more steps at 2,874meters altitude, you will reach Ghorepani Deurali which is located on a ridge or a small pass on the old trans Himalayan salt trade route going through Upper Mustang from Nepal to Tibet. The town, Ghorepani, was actually originally spelled as “Ghodepani”, meaning ‘horse water’. This is where the mules, caravans and horses stopped for water on this famous route. Ghorepani offers tremendous views of the world’s seventh highest mountain, Dhaulagiri, (meaning “Beautiful White Mountain”) 8,167 metres, as well as of adjoining mountains towards the north west.

Well before dawn, you will rise for a one hour hike uphill through rhododendron, pine and fir forest to reach Poon Hill at 3,190 metres. From the top of the hill, you will have a stunning 360º panorama of all those snow capped, giant mountains in the sun rise. This is the highlight for trekkers, to experience the awe-inspiring break of day over this chain of majestic Himalayan peaks. From an observation tower, you can obtain an even better view of the magnificent surrounding scenery.

After a great hiking experience full of memorable moments, you will head back to Pokhara past the villages of Tadapani and Ghandruk. Finally, back in Nayapul, you will be welcomed by your driver for the road trip back to Pokhara.

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TripCost

USD $500/ per person

Annapurna Conservation Entry Permits
Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS Cards)
Kathmandu-Pokhara-kathmandu by tourist bus
Three mean a day breakfast launch dinner Tea coffee as well
Accommodation in mountain at tea house lodge
Trekking begin and end point by car
Guide: English speaking, insured, registered, well-equipped, salary, food and accommodation
2Night hotel in Pokhara
Emergency co-operation service,
Medical kit box
safe drinking water
Cost exclusive:
Bar & beverage bills, nature of personal expenses, bottled water, desserts, insurance, personal cloths, tips to the staff, and service not mention.

Mode of payment:
We accept the major cards such as Mastercard & Visa or through direct bank
transfer. Please be informed that we have to charge you 3.5% on top for Card
Payment. We accept Nepalese rupees, CASH USD, Euros, UK Pounds and
Travellers Cheques as well with no surcharge.
Bookings: You could simply send the copies of your passports along with a
40% deposit. You could pay the deposit through bank transfer. Balance is
payable in advance on arrival

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Bank Reference:
Account holder: Name : EncountersNepal.com Pvt. Ltd.
Account Number.: 010100060931524
Bank & Address: Bank of Kathmandu Lumbini Ltd.
Thamel branch Kathmandu Nepal
SWIFT CODE: BOKLNPKA
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Thamel Branch
Bank of Kathmandu Lumbini Limited
Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: (977 1) 4701201, 4701202
Fax: (977 1) 4410143
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Head Office
Bank of Kathmandu Lumbini Limited, P.O. Box 9044, Kamal Pokhari, Kathmandu, Nepal
SWIFT: BOKLNPKA
Telex: 2820 BOK NP
Tel: (977 1) 4414541
Fax: (977 1) 4418990
Email: info@bok.com.np

Trekking in Annapurna Region

Duration: 15 Days Grade: Medium-Hard Annapurna Base camp Trekking

Duration: 22 Days Grade: Medium-Hard Annapurna Circuit Trekking

Duration: 7 Days Grade: Easy Poon Hill Trekking

Duration: 10 Days Grade: Easy Annapurna panorama Trekking

Duration: 6 Days Grade: Easy Royal Trek

Duration: 7 Days Grade: Easy Sikles Trekking

Duration: 12 Days Grade: Medium-Hard Jomsom Muktinath Trekking

Duration: 21 Days Grade: Hard Dhaulagiri Circuit Trekking

Trip Facts

Trekking Type : TeaHouse

Trekking Grade : Easy

Duration : 7 Days

People In Group : 1+

Trekking Price : $.500

Max. Elevation : 3210 mt.

Start : Kathmandu 

End : Kathmandu 

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