Tour Details

  • 9 Days(s)

  • Guided Trek

  • English

  • 3180 m

overview

One of the most cost-friendly and economic friendly treks in Nepal is the 9-Days Bundet Poon Hill Trek in the Annapurna Region. It’s the best trek for vacationers looking for a minimal experience in trekking.

Poon Hill is the most sought out destination for domestic trekkers and foreigners. The hill lies at an elevation of 3,210 m and is an ideal place to enjoy the majestic scene of the Himalayan Mountains like Mt. Everest, Machapuchare, Annapurna and other peaks.

The main plus point in visiting this area is to witness the spectacular sunrise from the area's world-famous viewpoint.

Tour Highlights

  • Knowing the cultural and traditional heritage of the Gurung people in Ghandruk
  • Sunrise from Poon Hill
  • Bird Watching
  • Journey through the forests ladened with rhododendron and rare species of animals and birds

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Itinerary

  • 1 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

Pick up from Tribhuwan International Airport, check-in at the hotel. Explore the streets and nightlife of Thamel.
Stay overnight at 3-star hotel (Thermal Eco Resort or others similar).

  • 6 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

Take an early tourist from Kathmandu to Pokhara and enjoy the mountain views and green hills along the journey. 

Besides Kathmandu, Pokhara is regarded as the largest tourist hub in Nepal and is the gateway to several mountains trekking trails.

The land is full of deep caves, lakes, and religious temples. One of the most exciting experiences is to witness the Phewa Taal, Dhaulagiri, and the Annapurna range.

Stay overnight at a 3-star hotel (Hotel Third Pole or Hotel City INN)

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

After breakfast, drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1,050 m). From Nayapul we could trek from Tikhedhunga (1,577 m) passing through (1,065 m), but transportation facilities are also available for travellers.

Stay overnight at a teahouse in Tikhedhunga.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

We hike from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, which lies at 2,675 m. We then head downwards passing through the village fo Ulleri (2,070 m) and Banthani (3,210 m) at about 4-5 hrs.

Spend the night at the teahouse in Ghorepani.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

On this day we move from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and then to Tadapani. It'll take about 5 hrs to walk to reach the viewpoint where we can witness the majestic Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna South (7219m.),  Machhapuchhre (6993m.),  Nilgiri (6940m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), and many others. 

After a quick breakfast in Ghorepani, we head back to Tadapani.

Overnight stay at teahouse in Tadapani.

  • 6 Hour
  • Guest House

This day we embark on a hike to Ghandruk from Tadapani and its the easiest part of the entire trail.

On our way down we pass through the rhododendron and oak forests.

The surrounding is filled with the chirping of birds and is also an ideal place for birdwatching.

Ghnadruk is listed in the World Heritage list and boasts of the Gurung museum and handicraft centre.

We can enjoy the spectacular views of Machapuchre, Gnagapurna, Annapurna South, Hiunchali, and many others. 

Overnight stay at Ghandruk Village.

  • 6 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

After Ghandruk the trail descends to Nayapul passing though Dhampus and Pothana. On reaching Nayapul, we take a bus or private vehicle back to Pokhara.

Stay overnight at Hotel City Inn or Hotel Third Pole (3-star).

  • 6 Hour
  • 3 Star Hotel

Take a bus trip to Pokhara from Kathmandu or board a plane that land in Tribhuwan International Airport in 30 mins (approx). Overnight stay at 3 star hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or similar).

  • 1 Hour
  • None

After the morning breakfast out staff will you escort you to the airport wishing you a very successful flight back home.

What’s included/excluded

Package Includes:

  • Pickup and drop-off at the airport via car/van/bus
  • Two-night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara (includes breakfast)
  • Road transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Pokhara
  • Accommodation charges in hotels/teahouses during the trek.
  • Experienced, fluent in English tourist guide and porter as per the needs of the client
  • Daily wages, lodging, fooding, and insurance of the professionals
  • In case of an accident the travel agency will manage an emergency rescue helicopter
  • Insurance of the guest
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conversation Area Project) permits and TIMS card
  • Medical supplies
  • Service Charges, Government and local taxes

Excluded

  • Nepal Entry Visa
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Alcoholic beverages

cancellation

No cancellation charges before 30 days from the day of departure. However, deposited funds will not be refunded.

Good to know

Carry al the necessary trekking gears required to reach Poon Hill. Some of the important items are listed below.
The porters carry a weight of 20-25 ks from your baggage. Have a backpack for you, so you have easy access to your necessary items.

Important Clothing Items

  • Fiber stuffed jackets
  • Trekking pants, t-shirts, and blouse
  • Shorts (men) and skirts (women)
  • Waterproof jacket, nylon wind pants and windbreaker, raincoat
  • Sweater and scarfs
  • Thermal underwear
  • Beanie and gloves

Footwear

  • Lightweight trekking book or trail running shoes
  • Camp shoes
  • Rubber sandals
  • Thick woollen socks and thin inner socks

Other Equipment Necessary

  • Backpack (25 liters)
  • Sunglasses
  • Maps, guide books, compass
  • Water bottle (2 liters)
  • Flashlight, torch, and batteries
  • Toiletries and towels
  • Sunscreen (15+ SPF), sunblock, sun lotion
  • Filter or water purifying tablets
  • Personal medical supplies