9 Days Poon Hill Trek

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Tour description

Poon Hill Trek is your great opportunity to expend moments in the heart of the elegant nature. This short trek provides you with the indispensable adrenaline rush in a short period of nine days. With a growing population of busy people, it is harder to manage longer tours or treks that exhaust you. Hence, we came up with a short trek that confirms all your desires. Are you ready to get the full experience of trekking in Nepal? Highlights:Watch the beauty of blooming rhododendron and mesmerizing flowing streams.Have the good fortune of catching sight of the gorgeous mountainsGift your eyes the elegant view of the sunrise over the striking scenery of snow-capped mountainsHave the chance to inhabit in the beautiful lush forests of oak to view the amazing wildlife of the area Get to know about the amazing lifestyles of Gurung, Magar, and Thakali.

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (Altitude 1400 m)Stop At: Thamel, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central RegionNepal Big Mountain Travel believes in persistence and belongingness. On day 1, arrival day, a representative in formal attire with garlands (Mala) and traditional Buddhist ceremonial scarf (Khata) will welcome you. This is a traditional welcoming gesture of Nepalese. The representative will guide you to the hotel. You can wander around the streets of Thamel and explore shops during the late afternoon. Then, a cultural dinner is presented overnight at Tourist Standard hotel in Kathmandu or similar class.Main attractions:Unique and traditional welcomeWelcome dinner- traditional Nepali cuisineThe inception of your tripWander around streets of ThamelExplore shops of traditional Thankas, restaurants, handmade art crafts, street foods and many moreDuration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Day 2: Drive to Pokhara (5-6 hours ride)Stop At: Pokhara LakesideA new daylight begins the day and you devour your breakfast early in the morning. Then, you go on an interesting long drive of 5-6 hours to Pokhara from Kathmandu. You will engage in observing the beauty of Pokhara passing through Himalayan Rivers – Trishuli, Marsyangdi, and Seti. The high current of the rivers offers you a prospect of rafting which can be your next possible destination of another package we offer. During the afternoon, you can go boating in Fewa Lake. You observe the panoramic view of Macchapuchre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu ranges. At evening, you can see the pleasant view of the sunset as well and capture the moment in your camera. You stay the night at tourist standard hotel in Pokhara.Major attractions:The magnificent sight of high current Himalayan Rivers- Trishuli, Marsyangdi, and SetiYou can go boating in Fewa LakeObserve the panoramic view of Macchapuchre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu rangesSet your eyes at the pleasant view of the sunsetCapture the beautiful scenery in your camera for future referenceDuration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedunga (1570 m)Stop At: Nayapul Trekking Starting PointToday is your trekking day. After an hour and a half’s ride from Pokhara, you begin with a short walk along the banks of the Modi Khola. Then, you can shop and eat at the teahouses of Birethanti (1,015 m), a large village. There, you can encounter the inhabitants of this village, Gurung, Magar, and Thakali to know about their amazing lifestyles. Then, the trail continues following the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola through villages and climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille (1,495 m). After the short climb, you reach Tikhedhunga (1570 m). Today’s walk offers a short and comparatively easy day that allows you to get the full experience of trekking in Nepal. The trail will constantly surprise you with the beauty of blooming rhododendron and mesmerizing flowing streams. You stay overnight at a teahouse.Main attractions:Inception of trekkingShop and eat at the teahouses of BirethantiEncounter the inhabitants of this village, Gurung, Magar, and Thakali to know about their amazing lifestylesGet the full experience of trekking in NepalAnalyze the beauty of blooming rhododendron and mesmerizing flowing streamsDuration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 4: Day 4: Trek Tirkhedunga to Ghorepani (2874 m)Stop At: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking | Poonhill Trek | Ghorepani Trek Nepal | Poonhill trekkingThis is an important day. You trek through a steep hill to reach the village of Ulleri (2070 m). You come across the people of Magar ethnic group to discover their unique lifestyle as a member of the large village. Following the trail, you will inhabit in the beautiful forests of oak and rhododendron towards Banthanti (2250 m). You can see amazing wildlife of the area, Longmuir (long tail black mouth Monkey) accompanying you occasionally through the trees. You trek towards Nangethanti (2,460m) to fill yourself with the excitement of crossing a river. After an hour walk, you arrive at Ghorepani (2840 m) where you view the gorgeous Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other mountains. Stay overnight at a lodge.Main attractions:Come across the people of Magar ethnic group to discover their unique lifestyle as a member of the large villageInhabit in the beautiful forests of oak and rhododendronSee amazing wildlife of the areaView the gorgeous Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other mountainsFill yourself with the excitement of crossing a riverDuration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 5: Day 5: Hike up Ghorepani to Poon Hill then to Tadapani (3210 m)Stop At: Poon Hill, Pokhara, Gandaki Zone, Western RegionToday, you will reach Poon Hill (3210 m) early in the morning by hiking for a quick 45 minutes. You will gift your eyes the elegant view of the sunrise over the striking scenery of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Macchapuchre (Fishtail), Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, South Annapurna etc. Additionally, you can see a network of other peaks that pleasures you. Moving to the trail that follows Tadapani, abundant thriving pine and rhododendron forests to the Deurali amazes you. Then moments of descends through dazzling waterfalls, streams, and dense forest to Banthati is cherished. At Tadapani, meaning ‘hot water’, you will find the water supply for a village far away. You stay the night at a lodge.Main attractions:Gift your eyes the elegant view of the sunrise over the striking scenery of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Macchapuchre (Fishtail), Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, South AnnapurnaTake pleasure in view of a network of other peaksFeel the amazement in abundant thriving pine and rhododendron forests to the DeuraliCherish the moments of descends through dazzling waterfalls, streams, and dense forestFind the flourishing water supplyDuration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 6: Day 6: Trek to Ghandruk then to Nayapul and drive to PokharaStop At: Ghandruk-Landruk BridgeA new daylight starts your trek to Ghandruk today. You will come across another ethnic group of Nepal, the Gurungs. You blossom in the Gurung village with the feeling of belongingness. Then you trek back through a steep hill to Nayapul. You can also meet some Gurkhas who had served in the British Army during World War II. From there, you will take a drive to Pokhara and spent time in the lakeside to lighten up. You can also shop a souvenir of your trip. You spend the night at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara or similar class.Main attractions:Come across another ethnic group of Nepal, the GurungsBlossom in the Gurung village with the feeling of belongingnessMeet some Gurkhas who had served in the British Army during World War IISpent time in the lakeside to lighten upShop a souvenir of your tripDuration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 7: Day 7: Stay at PokharaStop At: Pokhara LakesideAfter your breakfast in the hotel, you can spend some quality time at the Lake Side. You can enjoy boating in Fewa Lake and a religious trip to the temple situated in the middle of the lake, Tal Barahi, giving you a feeling of a religious island. If you want to be drawn aback by boating in the serene lake that covers Sarangkot and Kaskikot as well as gets a bonus of soothing your eyes with the view of the reflection of Mount Macchapuchre, Fewa Lake awaits you in Pokhara. Explore the reasons for the rise in tourist’s rate in Pokhara every year.Major attractions:• Spend some quality time at the Lake Side• Enjoy boating in serene Fewa Lake• Energize your spirit exploring Pokhara• Get a bonus of soothing your eyes with the view of the reflection of Mount Macchapuchre while boating• A religious trip to the temple situated in the middle of the lake, Tal BarahiDuration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 8: Day 8: Return back to KathmanduStop At: Thamel, Kathmandu, NepalToday lies ahead of you with a breakfast and a beautiful view of sunrise. You drive back from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a tourist bus. The 5-hour route, you will be engaged observe the beauty of Pokhara passing through Himalayan Rivers – Trishuli, Marsyangdi, and Seti. The high current of the rivers offers you a prospect of rafting which can be your next possible destination of another package we offer. You can collaborate with our other package of sightseeing in Kathmandu, a day trip. You will spend overnight in the tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu.Major attractions:The magnificent sight of high current Himalayan Rivers- Trishuli, Marsyangdi, and SetiA chance to collaborate with our other package of sightseeing in KathmanduProspect of rafting which can be your next possible destination of another package we offerRest in your tourist standard hotel and rejuvenate yourself by the alluring facilitiesDuration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.Day 9: Day 9: DepartureStop At: Tribhuvan International AirportYou have breakfast early in the morning. With the conclusion of necessary steps for departure, a representative of Nepal Big Mountain Travel will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport. Nepal Big Mountain expects a happy customer to travel again.Major attractions:Departure dayConcluding breakfast early in the morningA representative of Nepal Big Mountain Travel will see you off to Tribhuvan International AirportYou are associated with your spirit smile with the end of an adventurous and memorable journey of Nepal Backpackers Tour.Duration: 1 dayNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

What's included

  • Stay at 3-star Hotel - in Kathmandu or similar class on twin sharing basis
  • Stay at 3-star Hotel - in Pokhara or similar class on twin sharing basis
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek on twin sharing basis
  • Breakfast and bed in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Welcome Dinner – Cultural Dinner
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek
  • One bottle of mineral water daily during a city tour
  • Sim card
  • General first aid kits
  • TIMS and Permits
  • 1 porter per 2 pax
  • 1 trekking map per 2 pax
  • 1 duffel bag per 2 pax
  • Trekking certificate
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entry/Admission - Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking | Poonhill Trek | Ghorepani Trek Nepal | Poonhill trekking
  • Entry/Admission - Poon Hill
  • Entry/Admission - Ghandruk-Landruk Bridge

What's not included

  • Extra food and beverages
  • Personal expenses
  • Any kind of insurance
  • Tips (Tipping is expected)
  • All other services not included in itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu (Altitude 1400 m) Stop At: Thamel, Kathmandu, Kathmandu Valley, Bagmati Zone, Central Region Nepal Big Mountain Travel believes in persistence and belongingness. On day 1, arrival day, a representative in formal attire with garlands (Mala) and traditional Buddhist ceremonial scarf (Khata) will welcome you. This is a traditional welcoming gesture of Nepalese. The representative will guide you to the hotel. You can wander around the streets of Thamel and explore shops during the late afternoon. Then, a cultural dinner is presented overnight at Tourist Standard hotel in Kathmandu or similar class. Main attractions: Unique and traditional welcome Welcome dinner- traditional Nepali cuisine The inception of your trip Wander around streets of Thamel Explore shops of traditional Thankas, restaurants, handmade art crafts, street foods and many more Duration: 1 day No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.

Day 2: Day 2: Drive to Pokhara (5-6 hours ride) Stop At: Pokhara Lakeside A new daylight begins the day and you devour your breakfast early in the morning. Then, you go on an interesting long drive of 5-6 hours to Pokhara from Kathmandu. You will engage in observing the beauty of Pokhara passing through Himalayan Rivers – Trishuli, Marsyangdi, and Seti. The high current of the rivers offers you a prospect of rafting which can be your next possible destination of another package we offer. During the afternoon, you can go boating in Fewa Lake. You observe the panoramic view of Macchapuchre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu ranges. At evening, you can see the pleasant view of the sunset as well and capture the moment in your camera. You stay the night at tourist standard hotel in Pokhara. Major attractions: The magnificent sight of high current Himalayan Rivers- Trishuli, Marsyangdi, and Seti You can go boating in Fewa Lake Observe the panoramic view of Macchapuchre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu ranges Set your eyes at the pleasant view of the sunset Capture the beautiful scenery in your camera for future reference Duration: 1 day No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.

Day 3: Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedunga (1570 m) Stop At: Nayapul Trekking Starting Point Today is your trekking day. After an hour and a half’s ride from Pokhara, you begin with a short walk along the banks of the Modi Khola. Then, you can shop and eat at the teahouses of Birethanti (1,015 m), a large village. There, you can encounter the inhabitants of this village, Gurung, Magar, and Thakali to know about their amazing lifestyles. Then, the trail continues following the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola through villages and climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille (1,495 m). After the short climb, you reach Tikhedhunga (1570 m). Today’s walk offers a short and comparatively easy day that allows you to get the full experience of trekking in Nepal. The trail will constantly surprise you with the beauty of blooming rhododendron and mesmerizing flowing streams. You stay overnight at a teahouse. Main attractions: Inception of trekking Shop and eat at the teahouses of Birethanti Encounter the inhabitants of this village, Gurung, Magar, and Thakali to know about their amazing lifestyles Get the full experience of trekking in Nepal Analyze the beauty of blooming rhododendron and mesmerizing flowing streams Duration: 1 day No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.

Day 4: Day 4: Trek Tirkhedunga to Ghorepani (2874 m) Stop At: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking | Poonhill Trek | Ghorepani Trek Nepal | Poonhill trekking This is an important day. You trek through a steep hill to reach the village of Ulleri (2070 m). You come across the people of Magar ethnic group to discover their unique lifestyle as a member of the large village. Following the trail, you will inhabit in the beautiful forests of oak and rhododendron towards Banthanti (2250 m). You can see amazing wildlife of the area, Longmuir (long tail black mouth Monkey) accompanying you occasionally through the trees. You trek towards Nangethanti (2,460m) to fill yourself with the excitement of crossing a river. After an hour walk, you arrive at Ghorepani (2840 m) where you view the gorgeous Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other mountains. Stay overnight at a lodge. Main attractions: Come across the people of Magar ethnic group to discover their unique lifestyle as a member of the large village Inhabit in the beautiful forests of oak and rhododendron See amazing wildlife of the area View the gorgeous Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other mountains Fill yourself with the excitement of crossing a river Duration: 1 day No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.

Day 5: Day 5: Hike up Ghorepani to Poon Hill then to Tadapani (3210 m) Stop At: Poon Hill, Pokhara, Gandaki Zone, Western Region Today, you will reach Poon Hill (3210 m) early in the morning by hiking for a quick 45 minutes. You will gift your eyes the elegant view of the sunrise over the striking scenery of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Macchapuchre (Fishtail), Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, South Annapurna etc. Additionally, you can see a network of other peaks that pleasures you. Moving to the trail that follows Tadapani, abundant thriving pine and rhododendron forests to the Deurali amazes you. Then moments of descends through dazzling waterfalls, streams, and dense forest to Banthati is cherished. At Tadapani, meaning ‘hot water’, you will find the water supply for a village far away. You stay the night at a lodge. Main attractions: Gift your eyes the elegant view of the sunrise over the striking scenery of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Macchapuchre (Fishtail), Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, South Annapurna Take pleasure in view of a network of other peaks Feel the amazement in abundant thriving pine and rhododendron forests to the Deurali Cherish the moments of descends through dazzling waterfalls, streams, and dense forest Find the flourishing water supply Duration: 1 day No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.

Day 6: Day 6: Trek to Ghandruk then to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara Stop At: Ghandruk-Landruk Bridge A new daylight starts your trek to Ghandruk today. You will come across another ethnic group of Nepal, the Gurungs. You blossom in the Gurung village with the feeling of belongingness. Then you trek back through a steep hill to Nayapul. You can also meet some Gurkhas who had served in the British Army during World War II. From there, you will take a drive to Pokhara and spent time in the lakeside to lighten up. You can also shop a souvenir of your trip. You spend the night at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara or similar class. Main attractions: Come across another ethnic group of Nepal, the Gurungs Blossom in the Gurung village with the feeling of belongingness Meet some Gurkhas who had served in the British Army during World War II Spent time in the lakeside to lighten up Shop a souvenir of your trip Duration: 1 day No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.

Day 7: Day 7: Stay at Pokhara Stop At: Pokhara Lakeside After your breakfast in the hotel, you can spend some quality time at the Lake Side. You can enjoy boating in Fewa Lake and a religious trip to the temple situated in the middle of the lake, Tal Barahi, giving you a feeling of a religious island. If you want to be drawn aback by boating in the serene lake that covers Sarangkot and Kaskikot as well as gets a bonus of soothing your eyes with the view of the reflection of Mount Macchapuchre, Fewa Lake awaits you in Pokhara. Explore the reasons for the rise in tourist’s rate in Pokhara every year. Major attractions: • Spend some quality time at the Lake Side • Enjoy boating in serene Fewa Lake • Energize your spirit exploring Pokhara • Get a bonus of soothing your eyes with the view of the reflection of Mount Macchapuchre while boating • A religious trip to the temple situated in the middle of the lake, Tal Barahi Duration: 1 day No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.

Day 8: Day 8: Return back to Kathmandu Stop At: Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal Today lies ahead of you with a breakfast and a beautiful view of sunrise. You drive back from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a tourist bus. The 5-hour route, you will be engaged observe the beauty of Pokhara passing through Himalayan Rivers – Trishuli, Marsyangdi, and Seti. The high current of the rivers offers you a prospect of rafting which can be your next possible destination of another package we offer. You can collaborate with our other package of sightseeing in Kathmandu, a day trip. You will spend overnight in the tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu. Major attractions: The magnificent sight of high current Himalayan Rivers- Trishuli, Marsyangdi, and Seti A chance to collaborate with our other package of sightseeing in Kathmandu Prospect of rafting which can be your next possible destination of another package we offer Rest in your tourist standard hotel and rejuvenate yourself by the alluring facilities Duration: 1 day No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.

Day 9: Day 9: Departure Stop At: Tribhuvan International Airport You have breakfast early in the morning. With the conclusion of necessary steps for departure, a representative of Nepal Big Mountain Travel will drop you to Tribhuvan International Airport. Nepal Big Mountain expects a happy customer to travel again. Major attractions: Departure day Concluding breakfast early in the morning A representative of Nepal Big Mountain Travel will see you off to Tribhuvan International Airport You are associated with your spirit smile with the end of an adventurous and memorable journey of Nepal Backpackers Tour. Duration: 1 day No meals included on this day. No accommodation included on this day.