Overview

Annapurna Poon Hill Trek is one of the best-selling trekking packages in Nepal. Ghorepani and Poon Hill are among the most visited sites in the Annapurna region of Nepal. If you are the kind of person who loves sky-dominating mountains with lovely natural views as toppings, warm-hearted crew as the side-dish, and a whelming heart adventure a thrill in a peaceful environment, then this trek is the one for you. Also, accessible as Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, this trek offers some magnificent views of sky-dominating mountains that includes Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna IV, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri (seventh highest mountain of the world), Mt. Macchapuchre, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Nilgiri and many more.

 

Ghorepani is a beautiful Gurung village placed in the backdrop of the impressive Annapurna massif. As you open up into the village, you will be blessed with close-up views of mountains in the Annapurna range. Annapurna Poon Hill Trek is a widespread standpoint from where you can rejoice in the glories of snow-capped mountains at its best. This site is more thrilling in the early morning and the evening when the sun's rays fall directly on the top of the mountainns, creating a golden texture at the top. You cannot stop yourself from getting pictures of the mountains with the glory of morning sunshine.

 

The best time to visit the Annapurna Poon Hill trek is spring when you can get an excellent view of rhododendron blossoms in the dense forests of the route. The elegant orchid and many other flowers that blossom during the season showcase the entire environment. In this season, even the weather is clear, and the sky is blue. You can get some impressive and unobstructed views of the Macchapucchre massif as you walk down the deepest gorge of Kali Gandaki.

 

Annapurna Poon Hill Trek Map

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The Annapurna Poon Hill trek starts from Nayapul, a place which is just an hour's drive far from Pokhara city. From Nayapul, you start walking up along a lush landscape with beautiful villages and farmlands on the route. The communities portray a traditional but rich culture and lifestyle of ethnic people residing in those areas. The walk can be enriching in terms of floras and faunas as you will be walking in between the Annapurna conservation area.

The journey becomes more fruitful when you stand in front of the beautiful Himalayas in Ghorepani and Poon Hill. In the lap of the Himalayas, near Jhinu Danda, there is a natural hot spring that will wear off all the sweat and tiredness you had during the trek. Annapurna Poon Hill trek will be an excellent stop to take off your load and refill your energy for the rest of your trip.

So, don't stop yourself from being a part of this fascinating journey! Join World Alpine Treks for this rejuvenating experience.

The first day marks your arrival day in Kathmandu. Clear all the visa requirements and customs clearance, if any, at the arrival section of the airport. As you come out, you will find a representative from World Alpine Treks waiting for you holding a board with your name. Then you will be transferred to your hotel at Kathmandu. The representative will shortly inform you about the plans ahead.

The second day is a day tour to warm up before your trekking journey. Kathmandu is a city enriched with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples, and other constructions of historical and cultural importance. No wonder the city has seven out of ten UNESCO-listed world heritage sites. Today, you will be guided to the UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Kathmandu. These heritages are perfect examples of the rich history, beautiful culture, and architectural treasures of Nepal. At first, you will be taken to Kathmandu Durbar Square. The art, crafts, and carvings in the palaces, temples, and other monuments of the durbar square are excellent. After that, you will be escorted to Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa respectively. (Inclusive of breakfast).

In the morning, you will be picked up at your hotel for a drive to the lakeside city of Pokhara. Today, we take a scenic drive along the Prithvi highway for around six to seven hours to Pokhara. We pass through some fantastic landscapes throughout the journey. In the first half portion, we will be able to get some stunning views of the Trishuli River along with hills and villages. In the second half, the countryside landscape and the greenery will keep you engaged. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to a hotel in Pokhara. Check in to the hotel and rest for a while. In the evening, we can walk down the lakeside and enjoy some fascinating views of lakes and mountains. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Pokhara (inclusive of breakfast and lunch).

Early in the morning, after breakfast, we take a short drive for around an hour to Nayapul. It is the actual starting point of our trekking journey. From Nayapul, we start walking along a lush landscape to Birethanti. It is a prosperous town inhabited by people of the ethnic communities. We follow the streets of Birenthanti and pass the forests of bamboo and a waterfall on the way. We further walk towards Ranghai and ascend the valley until we reach the village of Tikhedhunga. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/lodge in Tikhedhunga. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

Today, we cross a suspension bridge over a stream and ascend through the stone-paved step stairs to Ulleri. Ulleri is a large village at an elevation of 2800 meters inhabited by the people of the Magar community. We climb up the town and cross the meadows to the campsite where we stop for lunch. We further continue through the trail, pass two streams, and climb up to Nagenthanti. From here, we hike up until we open up to the beautiful village of Ghorepani. As we reach the village, we will be able to witness some astonishing views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, and many more. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/lodge in Ghorepani. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

We wake up early to catch the sunrise view from Poonhill, a popular viewpoint in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is known for sunrise/ sunset views and panoramic views of mountains in the Annapurna range. The shimmering glory of golden sun rays over the Annapurna massif from Poonhill merely looks impressive. The panoramic views of mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche Peak, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Varaha Shikhar, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal, etc. add to the glory of this place. After enjoying the views, we return to Ghorepani and follow a trail that takes us to Tadapani. Tonight, we stay at a guesthouse/lodge in Tadapani. (Inclusive of breakfast, lunch, and dinner).

We are almost at the end of our trekking journey. Today, we descend the forested area with beautiful sights of hills and mountains to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a famous Gurung village in the Annapurna region. From Ghandruk, we further descend to the village of Kimche from where we catch a vehicle that will leave us at our hotel in Pokhara. In the evening, you can explore the streets of Pokhara. The pristine air beside Phewa Lake with beautiful views of mountains and colorful boats is a fantastic experience. If you have time, you can opt for a sightseeing tour around Pokhara city at an additional cost. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Pokhara. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch).

Concluding our trip, we drive back via the same route along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch).

Concluding our trip, we drive back via the same route along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight, we stay at a hotel in Kathmandu. (Inclusive of breakfast and lunch).

Cost Includes

  • International/ Domestic Airport picks up/ drop facility by Tourist Car.
  • 3-night accommodation in a three-star category hotel in Kathmandu.
  • 2-night accommodation in a three-star category hotel in Pokhara.
  • Drive from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by Tourist Bus.
  • Drive from Pokhara - Nayapul by Private Tourist Car.
  • Full board meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking days and Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • 3-night accommodation in Guesthouses/Lodges during the trekking journey.
  • Highly Qualified, English Speaking, Knowledgable Trekking Guides with their salary, accommodation, food, and airfare.
  • 1 helpful porter for 2 trekkers to carry your trekking equipment and personal stuff with their salary, accommodation, and food.
  • Seasonal available fresh Fruit during trekking days.
  • All necessary Permits: Trekkers Information Management Permit (TIMS), and Annapurna Conservation Area Permits (ACAP).
  • World Alpine Treks'  Duffel bag, trekking Map, Company T-shirt, and Sleeping Bag( You must return Sleeping Bag after completing the Trip).
  • World Alpine Treks First Aid Kit.
  • Oximeter to measure Oxygen & Pulse Levels during the trekking days.
  • Kathmandu City sightseeing with Tour Guide, Private Tourist Car, Entry fees to National Parks, Heritage Sites, and other Government taxes.
  • Farewell dinner in Traditional Nepalese Restaurant with Cultural Performance.

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to/from Nepal.
  • Nepal entry visa fee - You can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. USD 30 for 15 days, USD 50  for 30 days, USD 125 for 90 days visas. You need 2 passport-size photos.
  • Travel insurance to cover emergency evacuation and medical expenses.
  • Hot showers during the trekking days.
  • Extra night hotel Kathmandu in case of early arrival or late departure.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Personal refreshment expenses - soft drinks, hard drinks, mineral bottled water, cigarettes, chocolates, etc.
  • Utility expenses like telephone, electricity for charging, internet (WI-FI), laundry services, etc.
  • Tips for support crew members of your trekking team.

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Reviews

Perm K, South Africa

Fabulous City Tour and Poon Hill Trek!

One of my best tours with a guide who understood me and delivered my wishes. From start to finish our guide Deepak never left us and was most obliging when asked to do something out of his way or arrange a quick alternative to the scheduled tour without a fuss. Always smiled and was willing. My tour started in Kathmandu to Pokhara and Poon Hill and back. Deepak tried twice to get us to see Mt Everest by air but due to weather conditions, we couldn't. That was disappointing but that calls for another trip with this fantastic guide. The choices of Hotels and food outlets were good for the price we paid. On the whole, I would strongly recommend World Alpine Treks to be your guide. Amazing Nepal.

Price: US $690 US $650 Per Person
Min Person Amount
1 - 1 pax US $690
2 - 3 pax US $650
4 - 5 pax US $640
6 - 7 pax US $630
8 - 9 pax US $620
10 - 14 pax US $610
15 - 19 pax US $599
20 - 29 pax US $580
30 + US $555
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Duration 9 Days
Best Season Jan - Dec
Grade Easy
Max Elevation3210 Meters
Group Size 1-25 Pax

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