POON HILL TREK (4 days)

POON HILL TREK

Poon Hill Trek is perfect for anyone who has got limited time or for people who want a short trek in Nepal but don’t want to miss out on the views. The Himalayan vistas on Poon Hill Trek certainly pack a punch, especially when you climb Poon Hill as the sun rises over these beautiful mountains. The route starts and finishes in Nayapul, looping around Ghorepani and Ghandruk trek offering the crisp serenity of this high alpine area and a peek into traditional Nepali lifestyle.

We stay in friendly teahouses, tackle a challenging climb of 3300 steps up to Ulleri and follow the River Bhurungdi east past low land rice fields and thick jungles where you will see monkeys playing and many species of birds resting in the trees.

Annapurna South, Barasikha, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchru (also know as Fishtail mountain), the Dhaulagiri mountain range and Tukuche Peak are all on show on this short trek to Poon Hill into this beautiful region, along with the chance to get to know the Nepali people and taste the local delicacies.

The experiences on this route will provide you with happy memories and stories to tell for years to come, a truly unforgettable trek into the heart of the Annapurnas.

Day 1
Pickup from your hotel in Pokhara, drive to Nayapul (1.5 hours) and trek to Tikhedunga.

Hours of walking: 4.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Elevation reached: 1540m.
Terrain: Gentle inclines, well defined paths, riverbank trails.
Views on offer: The towering, snow-capped Annapurna range.
Highlights: Tasting the sweet, local oranges, walking alongside the Bhurungdi Khola.
What’s to see: Orange groves and rice fields.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 2
Ghorepani

Hours walking: 6.5.
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult.
Elevation reached: 2810m
Terrain: Stone staircase, steep inclines.
Views on offer: Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Gandharba Chuli and Annapurana II and III.
Highlights: Conquering the 3300 steps to Ulleri to enjoy magnificent views.
What’s to see: Rhododendron and oak forests, langur monkeys and musk deer.
Accomodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 3
Poon Hill and Tadhapani

Hours of walking: 6.
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult.
Elevation reached: 3210m at Poon Hill and 2700 at Tadhapani.
Terrain: Steep, hilly descents and jungle paths.
Views on offer: Panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Highlights: Reaching the top of Poon Hill for amazing, panoramic views.
What’s to see: The village of Durali and lots of langur monkeys.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

Day 4
Trek to Kimchi and a 2.5 hour drive to Pokhara; transfer to your hotel

Hours of walking: 5.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 1010m in Nayapul and 850m in Pokhara.
Terrain: Gentle descents, well defined trekking paths and riverbank trails.
Views on offer: The Annapurna range surrounding the Phewa Lake in Pokhara.
Highlights: The last day of trekking! Congratulations on finishing your trek.
What’s to see: Modi Khola River, last glimpses of the mountains.
Accommodation: On your own (TOUR ENDS ONCE WE DROP YOU OFF TO YOUR HOTEL IN POKHARA)

Includes

  • Pokhara to Nayapul transfers.
  • Licensed English Speaking guide.
  • Porter(s) : 1 porter between 2 trekkers.
  • Teahouse accommodation on trek.
  • All your standard meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Required trekking area entry permits.
  • Kimchi – Nayapul – Pokhara transfers.
  • Government imposed taxes

 

         Excludes

  • All kind of beverages(tea/coffee, bottled water etc)
  • Travel Insurance (recommended/not mandatory).
  • Tipping (expected by guide and porter but not mandatory)
  • Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances which is beyond Mosaic Adventure control.

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