Poon Hill Family Trekking

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Poon Hill family trekking is one of the best and spectacular treks in the Annapurna region. This trek is also known as Annapurna's balcony trek which fits all age trekkers and adventure seekers. The Poon Hill family trekking has over the years been the bestseller among all our trekking packages. The breathtaking mountain scenery and the beautiful ethnic villages justify the popularity of this trek. The trek is easy, it has enough walking along streams and forests for those who are looking for a few days close to nature, yet it is not far away and involves no high climbing. You absolutely have no risk of altitude sickness on this trek. This trek can be done all through the year except during the monsoon.

The Poon Hill family trekking is also known as a short trek to Annapurna. The trek starts from the beautiful village called Modhi River, after an hour and a half of the drive from Pokhara. Crossing the suspension bridge over Modhi Khola River, we ascend through ethnic villages and farm terraces enjoying the views of Machhapuchare (Fishtail) peeking between the hills. On the second day, we walk mostly through woods before we reach Ghorepani village. Next morning we make an early climb of one hour to the nearby Poon hill to watch the amazing sunrise and the spectacular view of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri and other famous mountains of the region.

The beautiful Ghorepani village is densely forested with rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal. Every spring it is tremendous scenery to watch these forests in bloom with the panorama of the high mountains on the skyline.

From Ghorepani town, we descend for the beautiful Gurung (name of a community) village of Ghandruk on the lap of the Annapurna south. The village is known for its traditional houses, rich culture, and great landscapes. Walking down through the innumerable steps we make a loop at Birethanti and catch our vehicle for Pokhara at Nayapul. We trace back no part of the trail on this itinerary. On our whole trek, we use the mountain lodges called the tea houses for our meal and accommodation.

Highlights

  • Hike Poon Hill with children.
  • witness the grand sunrise.
  • panoramic Himalayan views from Poon Hill.
  •  tour KTM and Pokhara.

 

Outline Itinerary

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Day 1:Arrive at Kathmandu Airport (1,350meters):

Our friendly and knowledgeable guide will be standing at in front of arrival terminal with your name card, welcome and transfer to hotel and a short brief about the trekking after refreshment. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350meters

Rest day or do some sightseeing to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu
  • Maximum Altitude:1,350meters

The coach leaves early in the morning to Pokhara, this is 200 km drive. As we climb out of the Kathmandu valley, only to quickly descend again to the Trisuli River, we follow upstream to its junction with the Marsyangdi River. We follow the Marsyandi gently up through heavily terraced fields and small hill towns to the Seti River that takes us directly into Pokhara. Having pleasant weather, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. We can observe views to the north across the hills and Phewa Tal (lake) to the white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This drive will take most of the morning, leaving much of the afternoon to fall in love with its beauty. We can also fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara which takes about 30 minutes. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Maximum Altitude:900m

Here, we begin our trek to Ulleri via Birethanti and Tiehkedunga which takes about four to five hours. The first part of our trek is easy passing through numerous small villages and settlements. Afterwards we ascend gently to the final destination of the day. The majority of people here are Gurung and their religion is Buddhism. They are engaged in agricultural activities, tourism business and some in Gorkha and Indian regiments. Overnight at a lodge.

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pokhara to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri
  • Maximum Altitude:2,100m

The trail ascends gently passing through Ulleri village and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, we can enjoy good view of Machhapuchhre or Fish Tail (6997m.), Huinchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna south (7219m.). Now, our trail is quite easier passing through forest and descends gently up to the final camp. We could see some of the wild life such as monkey and various species of birds. Overnight at a lodge. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ulleri to Ghorepani
  • Maximum Altitude:2,650 m

Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3,250m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m.), Tukuche Peak (6,920m.), Nilgiri (6,940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7,847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m.), Annapurna South (7,219m.), Annapurna III (7,855m.), Machhapuchhre (6,993m.), Annapurna IV (7,525m.), Annapurna II (7,937m.), Lamjung Himal (6,931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. After breakfast trek to Tadapani (2,650 m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, we frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green scenery. Tadapani is a small village surrounded by the beautiful forests which grants us a magnificent view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Annapurna II and so on. Overnight at a lodge. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghorepani to Poon Hil then to Tadapani
  • Maximum Altitude:3,250m.,2,650m

It is very easy trek by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. We can hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village we can see the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Overnight at a lodge. 

  • Accommodation:lodge
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Tadapani to Ghandruk
  • Maximum Altitude:2,650m.,1,950m

It is very easy trek by descending gently half of the way through the rice field and local villages. From Ghandruk to until syaulibazar we normally descending then we walk flat part until Nayapul then we drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. It takes about two hours to reach Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.  

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Ghandruk to Nayapul (Pokhara)

While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, you head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. En route, we could enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. From Naubishe we climb up to Thankot, the gateway to capital city. We can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu which takes about 30 minutes. Overnight at hotel. 

  • Accommodation:hotel
  • Meals:BLD
  • Place:Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Inclusion

    • Airport pick up and drops as the above program.
    • Necessary hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast.
    • A cap fees and Tims card permits.
    • An English speaking guide and necessary porter for trekking.
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking period.
    • Best available guest house accommodation during trekking.
    • Flight, food, insurance, equipment, salary, etc for guide and porters.
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Our service charges.
       
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    •  Any flight fares.
    • Personal nature expenses.
    • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
    • Rescue & Evacuation.
    • Gratitude (tip) for staff.
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    Trip cost

    For the up-to-date and competitive pricing for Poon Hill family trekking, Please contact us, we have an attractive discount for a small group of family traveling with senior citizens and kids.

    Note

    If the above itinerary couldn't meet your needs, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari or Bhutan tours and Tibet tours.

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