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Annapurna & Dhaulagiri Panorama

Poon Hill Himalayan sunrise viewpoint - Iconic Fishtail - Annapurna - Dhaulagiri

All meals on trek included

Duration

10 Days

Grade

Moderate

Max Altitude

3210m

Walking Days

7 Days

Accommodation

3 Nts Hotels - 6 Nts Trekking Lodges

Trip Overview

A delightful short trek beneath Annapurna and Fishtail then up to classic Himalayan viewpoint of Poon Hill.

This beautiful, moderate Himalayan trek takes in the delightful Modi Khola Valley with walks along both sides of the valley to enjoy contrasting views of Annapurna, Hiunchuli and Macchapuchare before heading up to the classic Himalayan viewpoint of Poon Hill for a sunrise 360 degree panorama. As the rising sun kisses the peaks, views extend across the Kali Gandaki Valley to Dhaulagiri. Passing through cheerful, colourful villages and greeting the locals along the way is all part of the pleasure of this varied Himalayan trek. The walking culminates with a two day seemingly never ending descent  before heading to lakeside Pokhara. An ideal walk to a Himalayan view point along well trodden village to village trekking trails for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and whom enjoys regular hill-walking. For a shorter version of a trek to Poon Hill, please check out our Poon Hill Trek or you could create a longer trek by combining with our Khopra Danda and Poon Hill Trek.

Sleeping bags (4 season) will be required for nights spent in trekking lodges. We can arrange sleeping bag rental if required.

A delightful short trek beneath Annapurna and Fishtail then up to classic Himalayan viewpoint of Poon Hill.

  • This beautiful, moderate Himalayan trek takes in the delightful Modi Khola Valley with walks along both sides of the valley to enjoy contrasting views of Annapurna, Hiunchuli and Macchapuchare before heading up to the classic Himalayan viewpoint of Poon Hill for a sunrise 360 degree panorama. As the rising sun kisses the peaks, views extend across the Kali Gandaki Valley to Dhaulagiri. Passing through cheerful, colourful villages and greeting the locals along the way is all part of the pleasure of this varied Himalayan trek. The walking culminates with a two day seemingly never ending descent  before heading to lakeside Pokhara. An ideal walk to a Himalayan view point along well trodden village to village trekking trails for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness and whom enjoys regular hill-walking. For a shorter version of a trek to Poon Hill, please check out our Poon Hill Trek or you could create a longer trek by combining with our Khopra Danda and Poon Hill Trek.

    Sleeping bags (4 season) will be required for nights spent in trekking lodges. We can arrange sleeping bag rental if required.

Example Itinerary

    • Day 1
      Arrive Kathmandu
    • Day 2
      Fly to Pokhara & Trek to Australia!
    • Day 3
      Trek to Landruk
    • Day 4
      Trek to Chhomrong
    • Day 5
      Trek to Tadapani
    • Day 6
      Trek to Ghorepani, the "horse watering place"
    • Day 7
      Poon Hill Panorama & trek to Ulleri
    • Day 8
      Descend to Hille & Transfer to Pokhara
    • Day 9
      Fly to Kathmandu
    • Day 10
      Depart Nepal
  • 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 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 Australia!

    A private transfer to the airport for the 25min flight to Nepals premier resort-Pokhara. A private vehicle transfer will whisk you to the roadhead at Kande. Here you'll meet your porters and once everyone is ready your trek begins as you walk steadily up to an area known as "Australian Camp' (1950m). A relatively short day of around 3hrs walking and around 800m ascent. Of course, there's always the option of adding an extra night in Pokhara and have a relaxing day by the lake here before you head off on trek.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, 'Australian Camp'
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Find out more about Trekking Lodges

    DAY 2

    Fly to Pokhara & Trek to Australia!

    A private transfer to the airport for the 25min flight to Nepals premier resort-Pokhara. A private vehicle transfer will whisk you to the roadhead at Kande. Here you'll meet your porters and once everyone is ready your trek begins as you walk steadily up to an area known as "Australian Camp' (1950m). A relatively short day of around 3hrs walking and around 800m ascent. Of course, there's always the option of adding an extra night in Pokhara and have a relaxing day by the lake here before you head off on trek.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, 'Australian Camp'
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Find out more about Trekking Lodges

    DAY
    3

    Trek to Landruk

    Continuing upwards the trail rises through forests of rhododendron and you'll have tantalising glimpses at clearings of the snowy white summits of Annapurna South & Hiunchuli. You continue upwards to the Deorali Pass high above the Modi Khola River valley below. The trail now begings to descend steeply initially and back into forests, passing small villages with carefully maintained terraced fields along the way. Reaching your overnight halt at Landruk village (1600m) there are great views across the valley to peaks of the Annapurna's. Walking time approx. 5 hours with around 800m ascent and 700m descent.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Landruk
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 3

    Trek to Landruk

    Continuing upwards the trail rises through forests of rhododendron and you'll have tantalising glimpses at clearings of the snowy white summits of Annapurna South & Hiunchuli. You continue upwards to the Deorali Pass high above the Modi Khola River valley below. The trail now begings to descend steeply initially and back into forests, passing small villages with carefully maintained terraced fields along the way. Reaching your overnight halt at Landruk village (1600m) there are great views across the valley to peaks of the Annapurna's. Walking time approx. 5 hours with around 800m ascent and 700m descent.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Landruk
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    4

    Trek to Chhomrong

    A case of down then up today. First you'll walk all the way down the valley flanks to reach the Modi Khola river, crossing via a bridge. It's then up, up, up and at times a steep climb on a stepped trail all the way up to a crest before the trail eases off as it contours its way to Chhomrong (2210m). This is quite a tough day as the bulk is uphill, and at certain times can be hot and heavy going. Thankfully there are many refreshment opportunities along the way. Now high up on the opposite side of the valley from where you started there are fine views of Macchapuchare (Fishtail Peak). Walking time approx. 6-7 hours with around 300m descent and 900m ascent.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Chhomrong
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 4

    Trek to Chhomrong

    A case of down then up today. First you'll walk all the way down the valley flanks to reach the Modi Khola river, crossing via a bridge. It's then up, up, up and at times a steep climb on a stepped trail all the way up to a crest before the trail eases off as it contours its way to Chhomrong (2210m). This is quite a tough day as the bulk is uphill, and at certain times can be hot and heavy going. Thankfully there are many refreshment opportunities along the way. Now high up on the opposite side of the valley from where you started there are fine views of Macchapuchare (Fishtail Peak). Walking time approx. 6-7 hours with around 300m descent and 900m ascent.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Chhomrong
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    5

    Trek to Tadapani

    A short bit of doubling back and then a descent to cross a suspension bridge over the Khumnu Khola from where it's a steady uphill passing through Chiule to reach Tadapani (2650m). Walking time approx. 6 hours with around 250m descent and 890m ascent.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Tadapani
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 5

    Trek to Tadapani

    A short bit of doubling back and then a descent to cross a suspension bridge over the Khumnu Khola from where it's a steady uphill passing through Chiule to reach Tadapani (2650m). Walking time approx. 6 hours with around 250m descent and 890m ascent.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Tadapani
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    6

    Trek to Ghorepani, the "horse watering place"

    After a brief descent it's a continuous, steady climb up through rhododendron forest to another Deorali (this one has a very Tibetan feel with colourful market stalls) and up to a ridge from where you descend  to Ghorepani (2900m). Walking time is around 6-7 hours with around 150m descent and 750m ascent. 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'.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Ghorepani
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 6

    Trek to Ghorepani, the "horse watering place"

    After a brief descent it's a continuous, steady climb up through rhododendron forest to another Deorali (this one has a very Tibetan feel with colourful market stalls) and up to a ridge from where you descend  to Ghorepani (2900m). Walking time is around 6-7 hours with around 150m descent and 750m ascent. 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'.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Ghorepani
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    7

    Poon Hill Panorama & trek to Ulleri

    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 down what will seem like a never ending stone stepped (over 3,00 steps!) trail. Walking time approx 4-5 hours (plus around 2hrs from Poon Hill) with 300m ascent and 1500m descent.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Ulleri
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY 7

    Poon Hill Panorama & trek to Ulleri

    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 down what will seem like a never ending stone stepped (over 3,00 steps!) trail. Walking time approx 4-5 hours (plus around 2hrs from Poon Hill) with 300m ascent and 1500m descent.

    Accommodation: Trekking Lodge, Ulleri
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    DAY
    8

    Descend to Hille & Transfer to Pokhara

    More descent as you head down to the jeep road at Hille, from where it's around 3hrs by private vehicle to Pokhara. 

    Accommodation: Hotel Karuna - Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY 8

    Descend to Hille & Transfer to Pokhara

    More descent as you head down to the jeep road at Hille, from where it's around 3hrs by private vehicle to Pokhara. 

    Accommodation: Hotel Karuna - Pokhara
    Included Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

    DAY
    9

    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 9

    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
    10

    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.

    DAY 10

    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.

    IMPORTANT

    This is an EXAMPLE ITINERARY and can be customised for you accordingly.

    Please consider whether you want your customisable, private trip itinerary to also include CONTINGENCY.

    See our ABOUT CONTINGENCY Information

    Please CONTACT US to discuss CONTINGENCY and ADDITIONAL ACCLIMATISATION, as well as other CUSTOMISATION POSSIBILITES for your PRIVATE CUSTOM TREK

Price Guide

Price based on a private party of 4 persons, twin share rooms, low season.
  • £ GBP 780
  • $ US 1015
  • € EUR 896

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What's included

The price shown is for guideline purposes only. The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary, all airport and land transfers, internal flights in the itinerary (all meals on trek), porterage on trek, permits, National Park fees & Snow Cat Travel Trekking Guide. All guides are english-speaking, professionals and fully licensed.

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