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Short Poon Hill Trek

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Trip facts

Destination: Nepal

Name of Trail: Short Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Duration: 07 Days

Trekking Days: 04 Days

Pokhara: 02 Days

Kathmandu: 01 Day (Arrival)

Grade: Easy

Maximum altitude: 3210m

Per Day walking: approx. 5-6 hours

Trek Style: Tea house

Transportation: Private Vehicle

Accommodation: Standard accommodation in cities, Tea house/Lodge during the trek

Activities: Walking, Sunrise View

Best Month: All Except June, July, August

Trip Cost: 500 USD

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Poon Hill trekking is a fairly easy trek and a very famous trek in the Annapurna region. This trek is considered as easy and recommended for first timers trekkers. It is sometimes referred as the short mini Annapurna circuit trek. This trek lays in the Annapurna foothills to the viewpoint in the Ghorepani. The route has the best lodging compared to any other trekking routes in Nepal. It provides you the most eye catching Mountain View. The route has beautiful villages inhabited mostly by the Gurung tribe including the dense rhododendron forests with variety of birds. The trek starts  from the Modi Khola River which is an hours drive from Pokhara. This trek is very famous for its sunrise Poon hill. Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is also known as Annapurna sunrise view trek.

Best Time to Trek Poon Hill

Trekking to Poon Hill from Pokhara can be performed throughout the year. We do not suggest to trek in monsoon season. Mountain are not clearly visible on this season. Walking on the trials is also very difficult at this time. But if you are experienced enough to walk at hilly regions during rain you can choose this trek on monsoon also.

Trekking to Ghorepani Poon hill is regarded as one of the best trekking route in Annapurna region. It also a very well known trek for those who have never trekked before and even for the trekkers who have a short holiday or less time. But even though it’s a limited day trek  it still takes you to the best spot to see the mountains and watch the sunrise. If you are normally fit you will be able to complete this trek without any difficulties.

This short itinerary is designed to finish trekking in 04 days from Pokhara to Poon Hill and Pokhara. And 07 Days from Kathmandu , Pokhara, Poon Hill, Pokhara, Kathmandu with international arrival and departure. 07 days itinerary is designed assuming that you are not in Nepal. We can customize this itinerary in various ways. Some popular customization with Poon hill itinerary are Poon Hill trek with Lumbini and Chitwan Jungle safari and Poon Hill with Nagarkot sunrise view.

If you want normal trekking itinerary we have 09 days Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking itinerary, which goes has slower pace then this short itinerary. The normal itinerary has 05 trekking days and total of 09 days starting and ending at Kathmandu.

Day 01:  Welcome to Kathmandu valley.

On arrival to Kathmandu International airport our representative would pick you from the airport & drop you at the hotel for the first night. Where you can rest, prepare and see the area depending on the arrival time.

Day 02: Early morning scenic drive to Pokhara.

After breakfast you head to Pokhara which is a scenic drive from Kathmandu. Enjoy the scenic beauty of Pokhara valley and rest overnight. The drive is around 7 hours.

Note: If you want to start trek from Pokhara Itinerary follows from here.

Day 03: Today early morning after breakfast we drive to Nayapul and then trek to Tikhedhunga.

After breakfast we head for a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. We drive for 30 min and then trek for 2-3 hours all the way To Tikhedhunga. This will be the actual first day of trekking.  Rest overnight get refreshed to trek next morning.

Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani.

The next morning after breakfast we follow the scenic trekking route of Annapurna we trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. We trek for 4-5 hours into the scenic natural surroundings. Rest overnight.

Day 05:Trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk.

The next morning we  trek is from Ghorepani to Poon Hill. See the morning sunrise and head back to the hotel. Have breakfast and head to Ghandruk. We trek for 6 to 7 hours into the scenic natural surrounding through the fascinating route 0f Annapurna region. Explore the beautiful surrounding areas and rest overnight.

Day 06: Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara.

Today early morning after breakfast we trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara. We trek for 4-5 hours all the way back to the paradise city of Pokhara. Explore the scenic beauty around and rest overnight.

Note: If you want to end your trek in Pokhara, today is your last day. You can join other various destinations from Pokhara like lumbini, Chitwan, Bardia.

Day 07: Early morning scenic Drive back to Kathmandu. Today after breakfast we drive a scenic drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu valley. Explore around the area and drop off to the airport

Trip Cost: 500 USD

If you want to start and end your trip from Pokhara, for cost information please make inquiry now. We will provide includes and excludes for your trips with cost.

Cost Includes

  • 1 Night at Kathmandu
  • Transport From Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • 2 Night at Pokhara
  • All entrance fees, Trekking permits, Trekking Information Management System Fee
  • English speaking Trekking Guide
  • Government and local taxes
  • Required no. of Porters

Not Included on Cost

  • Personal Expenses
  • International airfare
  • Insurance cost
  • Drinks and beverage cost

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