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Poon Hill Trek - 7 Days

Poon Hill Trek
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The Annapurna Circuit is a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal.The total length of the route varies between 160–230 km (100-145 mi), depending on where motor transportation is used and where the trek is ended.

The Poon Hill trekking is one of the most popular and most preferred trekking routes by the Foreigners.The beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder so, to view the Natural beauty of Poon Hill choosing Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) via the Poon Hill route it will be wise  enough to schedule for one week trip.The view from the top of poonhill, Ghorepani is one of the most fantastic places of nepal for viewing the natural beauty.it is one of the treeking trails in Annapurna Region which can be done within one week.This trek trails give the treekers to explore the beautiful valley,dense forest,flowing rivers and streams sceneries and mountain views.

Travel is the movement of people between relatively distant geographical locations, and can involve travel by foot, bicycle, automobile, train, boat, bus, airplane, or other means, with or without luggage, and can be one way or round trip. Travel can also include relatively short stays between successive movements.

The origin of the word "travel" is most likely lost to history. The term "travel" may originate from the Old French word travail, which means ‘work’. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, the first known use of the word travel was in the 14th century.

It also states that the word comes from Middle English travailen, travelen (which means to torment, labor, strive, journey) and earlier from Old French travailler (which means to work strenuously, toil). In English we still occasionally use the words "travail", which means struggle. According to Simon Winchester in his book The Best Travelers’ Tales (2004), the words "travel" and "travail" both share an even more ancient root: a Roman instrument of torture called the tripalium (in Latin it means "three stakes", as in to impale).

 

Day 1
Kathmandu to Pokhara (By flight or Bus)

Drive kathmandu to Pokhara with the sightseeing the valley of place.

Day 2
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri

Trek start from Nayapul. with Tikhedhunga and trek start from Tikheadunga to Ulleri .overnight at Ulleri.

Day 3
Trek to Ghorepani

Lunch en route,Dinner and O/N at Ghorepani.

Day 4
Early trek to Poon Hill for Sunrise, Back to Ghorepani and Trek to Tadapani

Enjoy with beautiful sunrise and panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.back to Ghorepani and have the breakfast at Ghorepani. and trek to Tadapani.

Day 5
Tadapani to Ghandrunk

Breakfast at Tadapani and Trek to Ghandrunk.have the lunch in Ghandrunk ,andO/N at Ghandrunk.

Day 6
Back to pokhara

Back to pokhara. with the full sightseeing of the valley.O/N at pokhara.

Day 7
Back to kathmandu

Back to kathmandu,Final Departure.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
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Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this trek?

Annapurna Base Camp is a Grade B or a moderately difficult trekking route. So any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will to, you can.

How long do we walk every day when doing poonhill trekking?

On average, you walk about 4- 5 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached in this trek?

The elevation of poonhill is 10475ft or 3193m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way to poonhill treking ?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for poonhill treking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, poonhill trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season. It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

What type of accommodation do I get in Poon Hill trek?

Tea house trekking is possible for Ghorepani and Poon Hill. Most of these tea houses and lodges have a shared toilet. You might need to pay extra charge for hot water shower.

What trekking equipment is needed when trekking in poonhill treking?

Heavyweight gloves or hat with a waterproof shell outer. Down vest and/or jacket (optional) Fleece or wool trousers/pants and sticks. Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate