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The Poon Hill Trek

We have shown the itinerary on the basis of a complete holiday purely for illustrative purposes. Naturally as tailor-made Nepal holiday specialists we would be happy to discuss additional options, whether it be other activities, more/less sightseeing, alternative/upgraded accommodation etc dependent upon your interests, preferences and time available. We even tailor-make a suggested 'what to pack' list for you based upon your ultimately chosen Nepal tailor-made holiday too.

Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu

Arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you'll be met and receive a private transfer for the short distance into central Kathmandu and to the "KGH" Hotel in the heart of the Thamel district. You'll be given a briefing on your forthcoming adventure, and in the evening can take dinner at your leisure in one of the many choices of cafes & restaurants in Kathmandu, although the open air courtyard cafe of the KGH Hotel is as good as anywhere,

Accommodation: KGH Hotel  -    Kathmandu

Included Meals: None

 

Day 2 - Fly to Pokhara & Trek to Tirkehedunga

Ready to trek, the day begins with a private transfer to the airport for the 25min flight to Nepals premier resort-Pokhara. One option is to add an additional night in Pokhara if you don't want to hit the ground running. If not then upon arriving at Pokhara a private vehicle transfer will whisk you to the trail head at Nayapul. Here the two day ascent to Poon Hill begins as you follow a trail that rises ever upwards to reach the village of Tirkedhunga (approx. 1600m). Walking time is approx 6 hours with around 580m ascent.

Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Tirkedhunga

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

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Day 3 - Trek to Ghorepani

By far the toughest day of the trek. It's a very steep climb of around 2 hours to walk up to Ulleri (2070m). Although the gradient eases in places it's still all uphill just about as you continue to Banthanti. Here you are greeted to some fabulous Himalayan views of Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. Crossing a mountain stream, the trail now climbs up the hill side to reach Nangethanti. The relentless uphill continues virtually all the way until you arrive at Ghorepani (2900m). Ghorepani is quite a bustling sort of place as it has always been a stopping place between the Kali Gandaki Valley (from which it is a long steep climb up to Ghorepani) and Pokhara, hence Ghorepani means 'horse watering place'.Walking time approx 6-7 hours with around 1300m of challenging ascent.

Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Ghorepani

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 4 - Poon Hill sun rise & trek down to Tadapani

A pre-dawn wake up so that you can ascend to the top of nearby Poon Hill (3210m) in order to witness the sunrise at this classic Himalayan view point. Across the Kali Gandaki the stupendous peak of Dhaulagiri begins to glow surreal colours as the first light of the sun hits it, whilst closer and above you is Annapurna South. This now very popular view point ensures that some enterprising locals will have a hot brew for sale. Back down to Ghorepani for breakfast and then it's time to begin descending. It's now virtually down hill for the next two days, with some little climbs and hillside contouring.....but, primarily down. Today you'll descend as far as Tadapani (2650m). Walking time is around 5 hours, plus an hour or two for the earlier excursion to Poon Hill. Total descent 580m.

Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Tadapani

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 5 - Trek to Ghandruk

An easier day as you follow the often stone stepped trail down to Ghandruk. There are some great views across the Modi Khol Valley to Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) and above to Hiunchuli and Annapurna South. Ghandruk (2000m) is the HQ for Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) and the largest settlement in this part of the Annapurnas. With a total walking time of 4-5 hours, today is a more unhurried affair and with around 650m of descent, memories of the steep climb up to Poon Hill from the start are in the past.

Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Ghandruk

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

Day 6 - Trek to Birethanti & transfer to Pokhara.

An even easier day. Leaving Ghandruk the trail contours the hill side before commencing its relatively steady descent down to the Modi Khola River. Evetually the trail levels out, becoming a more relaxed undulating affair. All the way there are great Himalayan views, as well as a likely increase in temperature too. All in all the descent of around 900m to the trailhead just beyond Birethanti takes circa 4-5 hours. From here a private transfer of under an hour takes you to Pokhara. If you get an early start this morning, you may well be back in Pokhara mid-afternoon.

Accommodation: Hotel Karuna -  Pokhara

Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 

Day 7 - Fly to Kathmandu

A private transfer to Pokhara Airport, for the short flight back to Kathmandu. You'll be met upon arrival and receive a private vehicle transfer to the KGH Hotel in downtown Kathmandu. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. However, you may wish to consider some additional contingency for this trek, whether it be for any delays/cancellations that can and do occur for internal flights , or any difficulties that may arise on the trek.

Accommodation: KGH Hotel, Kathmandu

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 8 - Depart Nepal

A private transfer will take you to the airport for your return international flight.

Included Meals: Breakfast

 

 

Of course there's no reason to depart today, your Nepal holiday can be readily tailor-made.

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Detailed Example Itinerary

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