Annapurna Himalayan (Poon Hill) Trek

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  • Trip Duration 10 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Trip Cost US$906(Per Person)
  • Trip Style Trekking
  • Transportation Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara and all meals during the trek
  • Accommodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu, Pokhara and lodge/teahouses during the trek
  • Max-Altitude 3210m/10,531ft.
  • Arrival at Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal
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There are few treks that combine many different landscapes and yet bring you so close to the base of 8 000-meter-high peaks in a short period of time.  One of the best examples is the Annapurna Himalayan Poonhill Trek | Annapuran Panoronma Trek| Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

Annapurna view short trekking is  one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region. The trail goes alongside terraced rice paddies, millet and other grain fields, unique rhododendron forests and high-altitude landscapes with the Annapurna Range and Fishtail in view most of the time. The unique and spectacular Annapurna Base Camp is at 4170m amidst the majestic peaks of Annapurna (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Machapuchhre (6993 m) and Hiunchuli (6441 m). 

These Annapurna Himalayan  Poonhill  Luxury Treks 8 days begains, after a day of sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley.  It starts with a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and a 1 1/2-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. It then goes north up to Gorepani to reach the famous viewpoint of Poon Hill (3210m/10,531ft). From Gorepani we go eastward to Chomrong and then north again entering the Modi Khola (true river coming from ice) Valley which leads up to the Base Camp.

Many people trek the circuit Nayapul-Ghorepani-Ghandruk-Nayapul, which is very rewarding. This trek can easily be done with children and elderly people.

The lodges and teahouses in the Annapurna Trekking Region are well equipped with extensive menus ranging from the typical Nepali dahl bath (rice with lentils) to pizza and mo mo, and much more.  The entire menu will be open to you.  The local products are mostly organic. Hot showers are readily available as well. Most of the teahouses along the way do have Wi-Fi so that you can contact your loved ones at home and even send them photos of the day. 

In spring time, the huge rhododendron forests are in full bloom which gives the annapurna trekking an extra appeal.

Trip Highlights

  • Impressive sunrises and mountain views from Ghorepani and Poon Hill
  • Typical Gurung village along the trekking route
  • Fishtail (Machhapuchhre) Base Camp
  • Spectacular mountain and glacier views from Annapurna Base Camp
  • Natural  bath in hot springs at Jhinu

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350 m).
  • Day 02:Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation
  • Day 03:Drive to Pokhara (850m) by tourist bus – 7/8 hrs.Or Fly to Pokhara 30 min.
  • Day 04:Drive to Nayapull (1,010 m) – 1.30 hrs. Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570 m) – 3/4 hrs.
  • Day 05:Trek to Ghorepani (2,850 m) – 6/7 hrs.
  • Day 06:Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m); and trek to Tadapani (2,610 m) – 6/7 hrs.
  • Day 07:Tadapani (2710 m) to Ghandruk (1,940m)- 3 hrs.
  • Day 08:Ghandruk (1,940 m) to Naya Pull (4 hrs.) and drive to Pokhara; 1.30 hrs.
  • Day 09:Back to Kathmandu by tourist bus or by fly
  • Day 10:Final Departure

Cost Includes:

  • Airport / Hotel pick up & drop off by private tourist vehicle.
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek     
  • Three star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Best teahouses during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • Local licensed proficient English speaking guide.
  • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek (We assign one porter for every two guests).
  • Food, accommodation, salary, transportation, insurance, equipment and medicine for our staff.
  • Annapurna National Park permits ACAP and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Down Jacket and sleeping bag by Tourist Saga Tourism (which must be returned after the trek).
  • Complimentary snacks (cookies, fresh fruits) on the Trek.
  • Farewell dinner in typical Nepali Restaurant with cultural dance
  • All Nepali government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.
  • Official expenses.

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Requires approximately USD or equivalent currency $15 to $25 per person per day)
  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation (compulsory).
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. See above for information.
  • Mineral water, Alcoholic, and cold drinks.
  • Personal trekking Equipment.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide, porter (Tipping is expected).
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Cost Includes' section.
  • Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350 m).Day 01
    Arrival in Kathmandu airport (1,350 m).

    Heartily welcome in Kathmandu, the Nepalese capital and cultural hub. We’ll be waiting with a warm greeting and easy transfer to your hotel by private tourist car and early evening overall briefing about your trek (introduction with guide).

    • Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
    • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429 ft.
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek PreparationDay 02
    Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek Preparation

    Today after breakfast we start a cultural tour some of the most historical and architectural attractions of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley which are listed by UNESCO. We visit The famous Temple in the town 'Monkey Temple' (Swayambhunath), historic Kathmandu Durbar Square, Buddhist shrine (Bouddhanath),which is the largest Buddhist stupas in the world and Hindu divine temple of Pashupatinath. In the evening introduced to fellow participants, and briefly discuss our trip.

    • Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
    • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429 ft.
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • Drive to Pokhara (850m) by tourist bus – 7/8 hrs.Or Fly to Pokhara 30 min.Day 03
    Drive to Pokhara (850m) by tourist bus – 7/8 hrs.Or Fly to Pokhara 30 min.

    Today we are formally starting our trip from Kathmandu early morning having breakfast in our hotel before this need to be ready position to finish all backpack. We pick at the hotel around at 6:30am and heading to the bus station. The bus Kathmandu to Pokhara leaves at around 7:00am. The buss normally stops two times on the way for lunch, snack breaks. We have beautiful river valley with the rice, millet, crops tarries which give us refresh all the time in this long drive. Finally in the afternoon we reach a beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also known for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, and Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east. It is smaller, clean, natural and much less crowded than Kathmandu, hence providing the perfect starting point for our trek. Note: If we take by fly it takes only 30 min. flight with fantastic view on the aircraft. After reaching the Pokhara we check in our hotel have rest about an hour and short hike over the Phewa Lake. Overnight have good rest and sleep in Pokhara.

    • Accommodation: Breakfast
    • Max. Altitude: 850m/2,788 ft.
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • Drive to Nayapull (1,010 m) – 1.30 hrs. Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570 m) – 3/4 hrs.Day 04
    Drive to Nayapull (1,010 m) – 1.30 hrs. Trek to Tikhedunga (1,570 m) – 3/4 hrs.

    Wake up around at 6.30 am in the morning, having back pack and ready position. We take our breakfast at hotel around 7.30 am. Today we began our real trek at Nayapul after a one and half hour drive from Pokhara. We will good luck for all of us! To manage all our back, trekking poles we start to walk here along the banks of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1,015 m) a large village with many shops and teahouses.From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. Today’s most of trails flat and easy walk. There is very nice and traditional village both side of the valley the trails continuous with the some steppe uphill then we reach Hille village and after a short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at (1,570 m). Overnight we have good rest and sleep in the teahouse.

    • Accommodation: Tea house
    • Walking hours: 3/4
    • Max. Altitude: 1,570m/5,150 ft.
    • Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Trek to Ghorepani (2,850 m) – 6/7 hrs.Day 05
    Trek to Ghorepani (2,850 m) – 6/7 hrs.

    Today is long and might be difficult trails because almost all the way steeply uphill. We take our breakfast and slowly start around 7 am. We crossed two suspension bridge one after another then the trails become steeply uphill continuous to Ulleri, a large Magar village at an altitude of 2,070 m. from here we have incredible view of Mt. Annapaurna south (7219m). After crossed Ulleri village we have continuous trail about an hour then we reach Banthati, we might be stop short time here for some drink and rest with the fantastic view of the mountain and forest. We continuous our way up to the north direction after here most of the trails become fewer steppes with shadow whish give us some relief after long steep uphill. We enter rhododendron forest in the spring season it is absolutely amazing seen with flowers. Then we trek towards Nangethanti at 2,460 m. After an hour walk, we reach at popular place Ghorepani (2,840 m). Overnight we have good rest and sleep at Ghorepani.

    • Accommodation: Tea house
    • Walking hours: 6/7
    • Max. Altitude: 2,850m/9,350 ft.
    • Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m); and trek to Tadapani (2,610 m) – 6/7 hrs.Day 06
    Hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m); and trek to Tadapani (2,610 m) – 6/7 hrs.

    Today, very early in the morning( around 4.30 am) we start our an hour hiking with the help of our head lamp to Poon Hill at the point of 3,210m, it is very steep uphill which rewarded a real breathtaking view of the Himalayas. POON HILL is the best view point to see overall Annapurna range, Dhulagiri, Tukche, Lamjung himal, Fishtail and many more. Sunrise over the mountain gives the miracle beauty. We spent this fantastic view point about half an hour and capturing some this incredible beauty and heading back to the teahouse. We take hot breakfast before starting our trek. We are start to heading uphill almost same height in Poon Hill to the north east direction. This part of the trails is really beautiful with the combination of pine and rhododendron forest with White Mountain. We reach at the high point at the hill and start to heading down we arrive to Deurali, we spent some rest here. They have some tea house with the souvenir shop, organized by Tibetan refugee’s people. We further descend Banthati, some of the part are steeply downhill we will be care full it might be slippery due to muddy or some time ice in the way. The trails start again steeply downhill along the deep Rhododendron forest to the river from here again needs to climb up to reach Tadapani. After the long day we are in Tadapani it is unique place just cover by the big forest. Overnight we have good rest and sleep at Tadapani.

    • Accommodation: Tea house
    • Walking hours: 6/7
    • Max. Altitude: 3,210m/10,531 ft.
    • Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Tadapani (2710 m) to Ghandruk (1,940m)- 3 hrs.Day 07
    Tadapani (2710 m) to Ghandruk (1,940m)- 3 hrs.

    Mt. Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Fishtail are just close to us, we can realize really beauty of those mountain perfectly after wake up in the morning. The day starts with a gradually downhill through Rhododendron forests. After the short walk we reach one of the popular mountain villages in Nepal Ghandruk. In this beautiful village most of the people are Gurung cast and ethnicity. All the traditional houses are really amazingly well made. We have lunch and make a rest. In the afternoon we explore this nice village. Stay overnight at Ghandruk.

    • Accommodation: Tea house
    • Walking hours: 3
    • Max. Altitude: 1,940m/6,364 ft.
    • Meal: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Ghandruk (1,940 m) to Naya Pull (4 hrs.) and drive to Pokhara; 1.30 hrs.Day 08
    Ghandruk (1,940 m) to Naya Pull (4 hrs.) and drive to Pokhara; 1.30 hrs.

    Today is the final part of the trek, which is easy downhill about a couple of hours after this it becomes wide and flat way. Along the trails we have several traditional villages. In the way we have to see so many different birds. Our car is waiting for us in Nayapull after a one and half hours’ drive we arrive in Pokhara.

    • Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
    • Walking hours: 4 trek and drive 1.30
    • Max. Altitude: 850m/2,788 ft.
    • Meal: Breakfast + Lunch
  • Back to Kathmandu by tourist bus or by flyDay 09
    Back to Kathmandu by tourist bus or by fly

    We leave from Pokhara in the morning, after reaching Kathmandu; we can take a rest. In the afternoon do some souvenir shopping. There will be a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful completion of our journey. Overnight in Kathmandu.

    • Accommodation: 3-Star Hotel
    • Max. Altitude: 1,350m/4,429 ft.
    • Meal: Breakfast
  • Final DepartureDay 10
    Final Departure

    Your adventure in Nepal comes to an end today! Wish you all the best!! Hence, exchange emails with your travel companions (Zam Zam Trekking P. LTD) and organize your photos. A representative from Zam Zam Trekking will take you to the airport, approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight.

    • Meal: Breakfast

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Trip Note

You are most welcome to create your own itinerary list. Please note that, if possible, we always suggest that you plan one or two extra days in your trip.