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Trekking in Nepal (Poon Hill Trek)

Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,294

For the avid trekking enthusiast, this itinerary takes you through the Annapurna Mountain range with its quaint villages, rugged slopes and forested valleys offering spectacular views.


Around two-thirds of all trekkers in Nepal visit the Annapurna region. The area is easily accessible, guest houses in the hills are plentiful and treks here offer incredibly diverse scenery with high mountains and lowland villages. Because the entire area is inhabited, trekking in the region offers a unique cultural experience.

Commencing from Pokhara, this not too strenuous trek will reveal some awesome sights, spectacular in their portrayal of some of the best mountain views in the Himalayas. Travelling through local villages, FishtailMountain will come into view. Considered a sacred mountain and one that has never been climbed, it is the second highest in the AnnapurnaRange and protrudes like pointed needle into the skyline.

Poon Hill is one of most advantageous places to experience the true beauty of the mountains which surround it. And it is from here that you will meet the Gurung ethnic people who supposedly migrated from Mongolia. They have a rich tradition in music and culture.

Eventually you arrive at Ghandrung which is situated in the main pass which used to be a main highway used by those wishing to travel between Tibet and Pokhara. The picturesque village of Landrung which is a Gurung settlement is a delight as is the beautiful village of Damphus.

This trek will show you the best the Annapurnas has to offer.

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Duration
8 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,294

Itinerary

Day 1

Drive Pokhara Nayapul, Trek Tirkhedhunga

A trekking guide will meet you at your hotel in Pokhara and you will drive one hour through the beautiful Hyanja Valley to Nayapul, the starting point for your trek. Begin trekking towards Tirkhedhunga. Lunch will be provided en route. The trail follows the Modi River which offers good views of the local villages and the Annapurna ranges and Fish Tail Mountain. The trail ascends gradually from Birethanti to Tirkedhunga, where you will stop for your overnight stay in a lodge. (3-4 hour walk)

Meal Plan Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 2

Tirkhedhunga - Ghorepani

After breakfast, trek uphill from Tirkhedhunga to the village of Ulleri, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. After lunch, the trail ascends steeply through a rhododendron forest to the village of Ghorepani where you will stay overnight. (5-6 hour walk)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 3

Ghorepani - Tadapani

An early morning excursion to Poon Hill can be organized for those with a spirit of adventure. Poon Hill is the spot to view the majestic panorama of the Himalayas. A close-up view of Dhalaugiri and the Annapurna Massif, including Machhapuchare, the Sacred Mountain, await you at Poon Hill. The hike to and from Poon Hill takes approximately two hours.

After breakfast, the trail from Ghorepani to Tadapani goes through thick pine and rhododendron forests with occasional asscends and desends, but the walk today may be considered flat on the ridge top as a whole. You will spend the night near the small village of Tadapani, where there are a few local inns. (4-5 hour walk)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 4

Tadapani - Ghandrung

Today the major part of the trail is descending downhill through scattered villages. You will stop for lunch en route. After lunch, the trail descends all the way to the fairly large gurung settlement Ghandrung. The view of the Annapurna South and Hiunchuli add beauty to this lovely village. If time permits, visit the Annapurna Conservation Area Project headquarters, the Local Museum, and surroundings. Overnight stay at Ghandrung. (3-4 hours walk)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 5

Ghandrung - Chromong

Trek to the ridge top at Kumrung Village, and then descend gradually to the Kimrung River. Lunch will be taken en-route. A slow and gradual ascent for about three to four hours will take you to Chomrong where you will spend the night. (4-5 hours walk)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 6

Chomrong - Jhinu Danda - Landrung

After breakfast, the trail descends steeply down to Jinhu Danda for about twenty minutes and further gradually down to the New bridge over the Modi River, and start ascending to the village of Landrung for overnight stay in the lodge. (4-5 hours walk)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 7

Landrung - Dhampus

It is an easy walk from Landrung to Tolka, where you will have your lunch and then a short, steep ascent to reach Bhichok village. From here it is an easy, gradual descent to the beautiful village of Dhampus, where you will overnight. (5-4 hours walk)

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Day 8

Dhampus - Pokhara

Early morning sunrise view from Dhampus. Descend steeply down to Suikhet (Phedi), from where you will be driven back to Pokhara, a thirty minute drive. (2 hours walk)

Meal Plan Breakfast

Other Information

DEPARTURES:

Daily.

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • Services of a trekking guide and porter(s)
  • Return transportation from any Pokhara hotel/airport to Trek starting/ending point
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee + TIMS PERMIT
  • Meals as indicated.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

TB TRAVELWKAT0117SG: POONHT2
1 Sep 2018
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