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Annapurna Poon Hill Trekking one of the most famous and popular trekking within Annapurna range and probably in whole Himalaya region, due to its spectacular scenery of high peaks, local culture, and beautiful forest surroundings. Annapurna Poon Hill Trekking where all types and age group can join in this short and fabulous country walks on the high and mid-hills with ever-present views of massive Annapurna and magnificent Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish-Tail peak’.

The reason of this beautiful Annapurna Poon Hill trekking that scenery of landscapes, temperatures and culture changes daily as walk progress towards nice hill villages of Gurung and Poon / Magar people the tribes of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region interwoven with Hindu and Buddhism religions and heritage.

Starting this marvelous journey to Annapurna Poon Hill Trekking from scenic Pokhara city and its beautiful valley blessed with mountains and serene lakes where walk leads from low-warm areas to reach cooler alpine hills to reach Ghorepani village overlooking grand views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range of peaks.

From Ghorepani hike leads to a famous viewpoint at Poon Hill the highest spot of the adventure at above 3,210 m high facing glamorous sunrise over the chain of Himalayan peaks from Dhaulagiri-Annapurna towards Manaslu range with Machhapuchare Himal. After a wonderful moment walk back to the road head on an alternative scenic path through Tadapani and Ghandruk villages to reach lovely Pokhara by its calm Phewa Lake to complete out marvelous experience on Annapurna Poon Hill Trekking with great services of White Lotus Trekking.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: In Kathmandu options for a sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins by air) with 6 hrs overland.
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul start walk to Tirkhedhunga 1,460 m- 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m-06 hrs.
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 and trek to Tadapani 2,630 m - 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk Village 1,940 m -04 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to the road head and drive to Pokhara-04 hrs.
Day 09: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
Day 10: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.
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Trip Profile:
  • Accommodation: Hotels and lodge on treks
  • Trekking Grade: Moderate with ups and downhill walks.
  • Activities: Sightseeing tour, exciting drive, and scenic treks.
  • Trekking duration: 04 Nights and 05 days (Pokhara to Pokhara)
  • Total Trip: 10 Nights and 11 Days (arrival to final departure)
  • Seasons: Nearly all months of the year except monsoon times from June to mid-September. March to May the best time when wild-flower are in season October to December another best months for clear mountain views but cold in the morning and night time and chance of snow.
10 days

Trip Highlights

  • Enchanting woodland of tall rhododendron-magnolia and pines trees
  • Stunning sunrise over 360° wide mountain panorama from scenic Poon Hill
  • Explore traditional farm villages of Ghorepani, Ghandruk with amazing scenery
  • Grand views of mountains and dramatic landscapes on daily walks
  • Short and scenic walks on high hills within lovely rhododendron forest

Cost Includes:

Offer remains constant . But sometimes it also depends upon the group size.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) with Tea, each meal in a cup during trek.
  • Tourist service , VAT, governments Tax and official expenses if necessary .All government and local taxes wherever applicable pickup hotel to bus park and drop to hotel.
  • Airport pickup and drop.
  • KTM sightseeing with city guide including entrance fee and transportation.
  • One porter (one porter carries 20kg limit).
  • Experienced trek Guide and Porter including their salaries, insurance, equipment, transportation food and
  • accommodation

Cost Excludes:

The exclusion remains constant. But if in case any changes occur they can be adjusted.

  • Nepal visa fee & two passport photographs are required).
  • Excess baggage hotel in Kathmandu , charges and unless requested.
  • Extra accommodation nights other than stated in the itinerary. Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge.
  • Drinks, chocolate, beverages, showers etc).
  • Tips for guides and porter.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.

On reaching Kathmandu international airport received by White Lotus staff/guide for short transfer in the heart of Kathmandu at Thamel area an interesting place after checking into your hotel room, meet at the hotel lobby for group briefing regarding Annapurna Poon Hill Trekking with other information to make your stay in Nepal enjoyable. The evening includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with culture programs of the country.

Day 02: In Kathmandu options for a sightseeing tour and trek preparation.

Free day in Kathmandu for leisure activities where you can join in our sightseeing tour around the city places of Interest as Kathmandu valley steeped with world heritage sites, rest of the day preparing for Annapurna Poon Hill trekking

Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins by air) with 6 hrs overland.

Morning overland journey to Pokhara of about 5- 6 hrs drive to reach Nepal Mid-West where ride leads past interesting farm villages and towns with views of snow-capped mountains till you reach Pokhara. On arrival transfer to your hotel by the lakeside of Phewa, with time for a short walk around the lakeside with views of Annapurna peaks. Dinner either in respective hotels or outside restaurants near the lakeside (Flight options 30 minutes to reach Pokhara by air from Kathmandu)

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul start walk to Tirkhedhunga 1,460 m- 05 hrs.

Morning breakfast and then drive to reach the starting point of the trek beyond Pokhara valley where the walk begins after few hours of the scenic drive, walk leads past nice villages of Bhirethati and the slow climb to reach at Tirkhedhunga a Gurung village with waterfalls close to an overnight stop in local lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m-06 hrs.

Morning breakfast start walks by 7 a.m. or 7: 30 a.m. with a climb on a stone paved steps all the way to Ulleri village after a steep climb, from Ulleri on gradual up into the nice cool shade of rhododendron and pine forest to reach Ghorepani village A village populated by Poon / Magar people the hill tribe of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region, here enjoy views of Dhaulagiri Mountain from the lodge at Ghorepani village

Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 and trek to Tadapani 2,630 m - 05 hrs.

Early morning hike leads up to Poon Hill for few hours to catch the sunrise over panorama of mountains, where the view includes a massive range of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal including Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail”. Return to Ghorepani for breakfast and walk to Tadapani for an overnight stop with a climb into a lovely forest of rhododendron and pine trees along with fantastic views of peaks with downhill to another Bhanthati with short down and up to reach Tadapani and transfer to overnight stop lodge.

Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk Village 1,940 m -04 hrs.

The morning after breakfast walk into forest and downhill to reach at Ghandruk village for lunch and overnight stop at Ghandruk after 3-4 hrs of a good walk, with time here to explore Gurung village of great interest and its museum. Ghandruk one of the largest Gurung villages around Annapurna Himalaya and the gateway to many adventures around Annapurna region.

Day 08: Trek to the road head and drive to Pokhara-05 hrs.

Last day trek after breakfast downhill head down towards lower warm farm areas after 3-4 hrs walks to reach the bottom of a hill at Syali bazaar from here walk further and drive to Pokhara past Bhirethati and Nayapul villages and town. On reaching Pokhara transfer to your respective hotels by the lake Phewa with enough time for rest and walks around the lakeside.

Day 09: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

The morning after breakfast drive back to Kathmandu on the same interesting highway past farm villages and town with last few hours climbs to reach the valley rim that takes you into the city of Kathmandu and transfer to your hotel. (Flight options 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara by air)

Day 10: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

As per your international flight time for homeward bound or to next respective destinations, depart from the hotel where White Lotus staff transfer you to Kathmandu International airport with final farewell after a great adventure and experience on Annapurna Poon Hill Trekking.