Annapurna Poon Hill Trek

Annapurna Poon Hill Trek
Activity
Trekking
Destination
Nepal
  • Trip Grade
    Easy 
  • Max Altitude
    3210
  • Group Size
    Min 1 Pax 
  • Best Time
    March-May and Sept-Dec 
Top Seller
All Inclusive Price: $780USD

Trip Overview

Poon Hill is one of the most popular vantage points in the Annapurna region that offers panoramic views of the Annapurna Mountain massif. The Annapurna Poon Hill Trek offers excursions to the beautiful lake-side city of Pokhara, where you can enjoy views of tall mountain peaks like Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,516m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), and many others in relative proximity. Famous as the adventure sport of the country, Pokhara offers activities like fishing, boating, and swimming on the pristine lakes of the valley. Pokhara is a lovely destination that encompasses the trekking trail going through it, Adorned with beautiful vegetation and verdant woodlands and forests. While boating, you can also see the reflection of the Machhapuchhre Mountain, also called “the Fish-Tail” mountain, on the shimmering surface of the Fewa Lake on a clear day. This short and compatible Annapurna Poon Hill Trek presents a neat package that incorporates all of the best trekking trails that are ornamented with lovely views of the mountains and natural beauties like no other. Annapurna is one of the most beautiful trekking destinations in the country.

Trekking through dense forests of fir and maple trees, the trail continues to Ghorepani and Poon Hill. You will also come across settlements and villages along the way and can observe the traditions and cultures of the people residing therein adjacent to enjoying the natural beauty of your surroundings. Starting off the trek from Kathmandu, a short scenic flight to Pokhara presents gorgeous sights of the terrain below. From Pokhara, the trekking trail continues to the large and prosperous town of Birethanti. Passing pasturelands and meadows blooming with flowers and mountain goats grazing, the Annapurna Poon Hill Trek has trails trudging to Tikhe Dhunga.

Ghorepani is a conserved area holding the most extensive rhododendron woods within its acreage. Ghorepani presents spectacular vistas of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli Himal (6441m), and more from its location. Hiking to Poon Hill highlights the 180° view of the Annapurna massif and its surrounding peaks from its vantage point. Sights of mountains like Annapurna I (8,091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,040m), Annapurna South (7219m), Lamjung Himal (6,986m) and many more are majestic to look at. Moreover, when the sun’s rays hit the mountains and change their color from ivory to burning saffron, the whole sight is breathtaking!

Our Annapurna Poon Hill Trek offers round-trip flights to/from Pokhara with the best of services. You can also choose an alternate package to go in the Annapurna region, like our Annapurna Panorama Trek package as well. With the best natural pulchritude, unique culture and traditions on the secluded villages and settlements, and magnificent views of the Annapurna Mountain, Annapurna Poon Hill Trek is a perfect trekking journey that lets you experience the best aspects of the region. So come and join us in this fantastic adventure!

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive At Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu

Day 02: Fly To Pokhara (910m/2985ft) 25-Min then trek to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m/4903ft) Duration: 5 Hrs

Day 03: Tikhedhunga To Ghorepani (2,850m/9,348ft) Duration: 7 Hrs

Day 04: Hike Up To Poon Hill and Onto Tadapani (2,610m/8,560ft) Duration: 7 - 8 Hrs

Day 05: Tadapani to Kathmandu

Day 06: Farewell

Cost Includes

  • All ground transportation by private vehicle including airport transfers
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3 star category in Kathmandu.
  • Round trip airfare Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Full board meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals and accommodation.
  • Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, trekking map, and T-shirt.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag for the trek during the trek.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Soft drinks including water
  • Snacks and other personal expenses
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips and gratuities for trekking staff and drivers

Cost & Dates

  • Small Group Journey
  • Private Journey

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews

Andrius Blu, United Kingdom

Gratitude to Ganga and Balaram from Nepal Hiking Team for arranging one of the best trekking journey that I went through with. The Poon Hill trek was basically recommended to me by Ganga and I decided to take up the trekking journey because of its appeals. The far off village and remote trekking trail made for a wonderful time in the mountains. One of the best times for me was when I was trekking and I pet a lonesome yak along the trail. My guide Baban was patient enough to let me have this moment as that was something that I was doing for the first time in my life! The animal was so docile and let me pet it for some time. Baban then joined me and then we continued on, but I think that tiny moment made the trip even better than it was! Balaram and was available at all times to me throughout the trekking journey and Baban had made the arrangements of the accommodations and of the transportations up in the mountains with strenuous professionalism.

Nepal Hiking Team is really the best travel agency and the Poon Hill trek is a prime example of the service execution. Their care for their customers is to be appreciated and their help to me with the trekking was of the best quality but was also shrouded with care and concern. Baban always presented a helping hand and his humor and knowledge of the place made him one of the best trekking guides to have around. Kudos to Ganga and Balaram for my amazing trekking experience!

Jayadatta Narasipura, USA Dear Ganga and the entire team, We, Narasipura family would like to thank you and your team for making once in a lifetime experience possible. All three of us loved every minute we spent in the Himalayas and Nepal. After my EBC trek, I wanted to experience Himalayas again with my family. Your team made it possible. Every day, we knew what to expect because Paban explained us on previous evening and in the morning. In seven days, we trekked in the lush green forest, saw numerous waterfalls, were inside the clouds, refreshed ourselves in the river and stream water, took multiple breaks with tea, coffee. Even though it was very hard, especially from 3rd to 5th day, we managed to get over the fatigue to continue because of Paban, Gokul and Ganesh’s help and encouragement. They used to tell us to take it easy (Aaramse jayenke) then we can do it, no need to rush. Paban modified the plan/itinerary based on the time of the day and our physical condition. We always ended the day before 5pm. Paban was flexible and booked the best teahouses, he made our trek very enjoyable. On fourth day, we were scheduled to trek to Upper Sinuwa. He changed it, we stayed at Lower Sinuwa. Because of 4th day’s change of plan, he modified fifth day trek too. Every day, as soon as we woke up, we started off with a hot cup of coffee or tea, they served to us without fail. Enjoying first few minutes of the day looking the sunrise in the mountains with a hot drink was so peaceful and relaxing. At the end of every day, we had fun, talking, playing cards, and having delicious dinner with fresh fruits as dessert. It was a beautiful experience. Paban, Gokul and Ganesh treated us royally and with respect, we are grateful to them. Spending last two days of our trek in the Machapuchare and Annapurna basecamps were a bliss, surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range was just amazing, and unbelievable. On the last day of the trip, we loved the cultural tour of the three cities, we were mesmerized by the artwork. Hope we can come back and enjoy Nepal again. We appreciate everything you did for us to accomplish our dream trek. Datta Trip done between 9th to 18th May 2022
Richard, UK "After extensive research regarding which trekking company to entrust with helping me with my dream holiday I chose The Nepal Hiking Team. This was for a number of reasons.
  1. Ganga and his team were super flexible, quick to respond, and allowed me to build a bespoke holiday that suited my schedule.
  2. When things went wrong at my end, they were quick to come up with solutions to help me out
  3. They understood this was a once in a lifetime experience for me, and answered my many and varied questions.
Once I arrived in Nepal it was immediately clear I had made the right decision. I was picked up from the airport, and driven to the hotel where I met Ganga and my guide Dinesh. Dinesh checked that the equipment I had brought with me was suitable, and NHT provided me a down jacket. The next day we flew out of Kathmandu, to EBC and Island Peak. Dinesh looked after me for the next 12 days in the mountains. He is an expert on the local area. Point at any mountain, and he can tell you how high it is and what its name is. He has travelled extensively over the area for more than 8 years, and he uses this knowledge to enrich your holiday experience. Every hotel you stay in, he knows the owners, and ensures you get a comfortable room. Need your washing done, or a hot shower? He will recommend where (and where not!) to get it done. When you are walking the trails he can tell you how much further you have to go, what bits will be difficult, and which easier. If you are looking to book with Nepal Hiking, and are lucky enough to have Dinesh as a guide then you are going to have a fabulous trip"
Walt Risley, USA When searching for a trekking company I wanted to go with a local group. All the reviews for Nepal Hiking Team were excellent so I choose them. From start to finish they had their act together. Initial correspondence and any email questions were answered by Ganga, the man in charge, by the next day. They kept me up to date with everything I needed as far as entry into Nepal. Picked me up from the airport and got me to my hotel without an issue. I joined a couple from Canada for the trek. Our guide Prakash never left our side from breakfast to dinner. He expedited the flight to and from Lukla which would have been a hectic process without him. Since all of us were in our 50s he established early that we would be in no rush. Whether we got to our next location at 2pm or 4pm didn’t matter. I would rather be outside enjoying the trek than in early playing cards. I felt safe and looked after with him. This trek is tough. It’s much steeper than I anticipated and the altitude change from place to place does not reflect the ascents and descents which on some days doubles the heights you actually do. They ascents into Tengbouche and at Dugla pass are particularly tough but at a slow steady pace they are doable by any who are reasonably fit. Once at the guest house the service didn’t end there. Prakash took care of all our needs. Making sure we had enough to eat and enough water. He wouldn’t leave our side until we turned in for the night which was often quite early. His personality was very soothing. We could not have accomplished what we did without him or our 2 porters. While English was not their strength, they would carry our gear ahead of us to the next location and often double back to see if we needed help and were more than happy to help with our day packs. They also accompanied us on some of the acclimation hikes in case some or one of us wanted to climb higher, splitting us up. After the trek everything was taken care of. I needed a PCR COVID test for a tour in Abu Dahbi the day after I left Kathmandu and Ganga arranged for a nurse to administer it to me in the hotel. Seamless. It’s a long review but I really can’t say enough about these guys, especially for the price. For all the service we got it was amazingly reasonable. Would definitely use this company on any return trip to Nepal and highly recommend!     You can also read this review on trip advisor.
Nicola Ross, Australia The Annapurna circuit trek was one of the best treks I’ve ever experienced. I completed it with my sister (we are both in our early sixties) on a private tour in April 2022. It was very well organized by Nepal Hiking Team, a very professional organization. Nina provided wonderful advice on the trip initially. Our guide, Hari was experienced, attentive, capable, and kind. He made the trip a success for us, along with Nomoratz, our porter, who carried our gear with such good humour. The Himalayas are the most majestic mountain range in the world. The trek was very strenuous and challenging, (more for me than my sister) but was such a wonderful experience. We have learned so much about Hinduism and Buddhism and have developed a great affection and respect for the Nepalese people. They are wonderful hosts with a rich culture we have enjoyed learning about. I highly recommend this company, our guide, and porter if you are considering trekking in Nepal. This country offers real adventure, beauty, and cultural experiences to those who venture here. See this review on TripAdvisor (click here)