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4 Days Poon Hill Trek Program and Budget

Group trek, fixed price, group size minimum 5 people, hike on the easy and pleasant Annapurna trails, enjoy the breathtaking views

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Trip Cost: USD 295 PP
Minimum 5 People

Customer Reviews

3Nights/4Days Pokhara to Pokhara

  • Max. Altitude: 3210 meters
  • Group Size: Min. 5 / Max. 15
  • Best Time: Feb to Jun, Sep to Dec
  • Daily walking Hour: Approx. 4-6
  • Accommodation: Local lodge

Trip Grade: Trip Grade

Leisurely Plus Level

This trip generally involves an average of 5-6 hours slow but steady walk in a day. This rating is for less than 10 days walk below 3500 meters.

4 days Poon hill trek is a short and comfortable, family-friendly trek with no issues of high altitude sickness. The Short Poon hill trek gives you a chance to move one step closer to nature. As we noted earlier, the Poon hill trek is suitable for anyone and a perfect trekking holiday trip for those looking to enjoy their holidays in the mountainous area with their family including kids and elderly people. During this short and quick Poon hill trek, you will be staying at cozy and comfortable guest houses. The fast Poon hill trek commences from the jolly city of Pokhara with a one-hour scenic drive to Nayapul from where the trek officially begins. Walking through pleasant trails, viewing the picturesque terrace farming villages and lush rhododendron forests, Poonhill trek is definitely a unique lifetime experience and it is truly one of the best treks in the Annapurna. The highlight of the short Poon hill trek is definitely the stunning vistas of wonderful peaks and the grand sunrise from Poon Hill.

Being called as one of the most serene and scenic treks with one of the best viewpoints, short Poon Hill trek definitely has a lot of expectations to be fulfilled. It does live up to its name by offering magnificent views of the Annapurna range including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Annapurna south, Annapurna I, Nilgiri and other numerous beautiful peaks from Poon Hill. You can contact us anytime of the year for Poon hill trek as it is an all-round year trek. However, the best time is from March to May and September to December. During the months of March and April, the national flower of Nepal, Rhododendron blooms in all of its glory. So if you would also like to view the flora and fauna, March-April is the best time.

Short Poon hill trek short itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri (2100m), flight 25min, drive 2hrs, trek 5hrs. 
Day 02: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2800m), walking 5 hours.
Day 03: Hike Poonhill, trek Ghorepani to Ghandruk (2200m), walkking 7hrs.
Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1200m), walking 6 hrs and drive 2 hrs to Pokhara.

Trip cost: This is a teahouse trek, each and every stop provides the decent guest houses and mountain lodges. We are organizing Poonhill trekking as a small group departure or a private trek, please contact us and let us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size.

Note: If 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 Tibet tours, Bhutan tours, and Jungle safari in Nepal.

Short Poon hill trek – itinerary

Day 01: Drive to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri (2100m), flight 25min, drive 2hrs, trek 5hrs. 
After breakfast at hotel in Kathmandu, drive to airport for flight to Pokhara, 25 minutes mountain flight offers the breathtaking views of Langtang, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges. Arrive at Pokhara airport and drive directly to Nayapul (trekking starting point) two hours. Our trek starts from here, three hours to Tikhedunga then two hours to Ulleri. Overnight at guest house in Ulleri.

Day 02: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2800m), walking 5 hours.
After breakfast, we begin our nice and pleasant walking to Ghorepani which is about 5 hours trekking. We walk through a cool, peace trail and lush rhododendron forests crossing two small bridges enjoying the magnificent view of fishtail towing above us. Lunch at Naggethati, (Naked shelter) then gradually uphill hike to Ghorepani, a beautiful village where we have a lot of facilities like German Bakery, Internet cafes, nice restaurants, ISD calls, etc... Enjoy the hike around Ghorepani village. Overnight at guest house in Ghorepani.

Day 03: Hike Poonhill, trek Ghorepani to Ghandruk (2200m), walking 7 hours
This is a heavy day, as we wake up early in the morning about 4am then hike to Poon Hill one and half hour, see sun rise and enjoy the breathtaking ranges of Annapurna including Dhaulagiri, Dhampus peak, Tukuche Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Hiunchuli, Fishtail and many more… Back to guest house at Ghorepani, we have set breakfast and trek all the way to Tadapani, lunch over here and trek continue to Ghandruk. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 04: Trek from Ghandruk (2200m) to Nayapul (1200m), walking 6 hours
After breakfast, trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul, lunch break will be at Sauli Bazaar. 6 hours walking, and 2 hours drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. Reach Pokhara by 4 to 5 PM. End Services.

Note: The above information is just a guide and standard pattern of what we provide. The trip can be tailored at your request to accommodate your specific requirements. On adventure trips of this type, weather, transport or a multitude of other factors beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is, however, very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered; if alterations are needed the person in charge will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays.

Service Includes

  • Transfer to trekking starting point,
  • All necessary trekking permits and Tims cards,
  • An English speaking guide with necessary helpers (porters) to carry your big bag pack,
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with tea coffees during trekking,
  • Best available guest house with attached bathrooms during trekking,
  • Transfer back to Pokhara.

Service Excludes

  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Trek FAQ

Some essential questions and answers about Short Poon hill trek:

How can I book Short Poon hill trek?
Once you confirmed trip, we need photo copy of your passport and 20% down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process.

How can I enter in Nepal?
Nepal is a popular tourist destination in south Asia. Several airlines have direct and none-stop flights from Middle East and Asia to Kathmandu, Capital of Nepal. There are direct flights from London, Paris, Frankfurt, Doha, Osaka, Shanghi, Mascow, Bangkok, Singapore, Hongkong, Karachi, Bombay, Delhi, Calcutta, Paro, Dhaka, Lhasa, and Varanasi.

Can I do Short Poon hill trek?
This trek is suitable for any walker looking for something little adventure and mountain trek with stunning views of Annapurna Himalayas. It does not require that you have any previous trekking or mountaineering experience. Although, daily jugging or walking exercise is useful and you need to be in good physical condition and able to walk for 5-6 hours daily.

When should I come for Short Poon hill trek?
This trek is good for all seasons so any months from Jan to Dec are the best time to do this trek. Although, Feb, March, April,  May and September, October, November and also December are the very best months to do a trek in this area.

Do I need to stay in Katmandu and Pokhara?
Kathmandu valley, one of the historical cities as well as the capital of Nepal, and Pokhara, is a beautiful city with lakes and caves, at least, you need to spend two nights in Kathmandu and two nights in Pokhara before and after your trip. In our program we are providing you the standard accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis.

Can I join with group?
Yes, you can join with group, we guarantees a series of fixed group departures dates for Short Poon hill trek. We can arrange small group trekking trip to suit your requirements. Please contact us for group departure dates.

Do I need to join with group?
It is not necessary that you need to follow our fixed group departures dates, because private trip departs every day upon your request which are best suited to couples, families and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according by your selecting starting date.

Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?
Yes, we do offer Tailor-made Departures, if our holiday packages are not perfect or the group departure dates are not convenient as per your travel plan.

What kind of equipment do I need to bring with me?
Short Poon hill trek is an exciting and easy trip. We trek up to 3210m walking through villages, rivers and green hills, so you need to have right equipments with you. Click here to have more info

What kind of meals I can have during the trip?
All Meals on full board basis will be provided during trekking. Freshly cooked food is served at all times (western, continental and Nepali meals are available in all places). Three meals a day will be provided.

Do I have pre-departure meeting?
Yes, at first, our staff will receive you at the airport and transfer to the hotel and our tour leader will brief regarding about the trip. The briefing will cover the itinerary and introduced your trek Leader.

Can I charge camera batteries along the trek?
Yes, Most of the places, you can charge batteries along the trek (per hour USD 2-3 for charging).

Is someone going to meet me at the airport? Are transfers included?
Definitely, our Airport Representative will come to the airport to pick you up. We will be displaying a play card of company with your name on it. Airport transfer is included.

Travel Insurances

Travelling is an investment and we believe that an insurance makes your investment secure. It is a condition of joining any of our adventure trips that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medial issues or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

A relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is strongly recommended for everyone who signs up with us. We strongly recommend that you be careful while choosing a policy as some makes special exceptions for adventure travel. Before buying your insurance make sure your insurer is aware of our adventure itinerary that you are going to undertake and is agreeable to cover all activities being undertaken in the trip. Such as if you are planning trekking or climbing/expedition in Himalayas your insurance must cover emergency air ambulance/helicopter rescue including medical expenses. For a group tours in urban areas, your insurance coverage of ambulance or helicopter rescue is not mandatory, however better to have with them too. Again, in Tibet trips there is no possibility of helicopter rescue, so no need to buy the air ambulance coverage in Tibet trips. Also, check your insurance policy firmly to even include trip cancellation, as all deposits paid are non-refundable.

Please kindly provide us your copy of insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.


Acclimatization

Alpine Eco Trek is professionals at operating at high-altitude. Each trip we run has a realistic acclimatization programme. Our entire adventure trips are designed to allow gradual height gain, spread over a number of days. High altitude is not predictable sickness, so there is no way of predicting who will suffer from altitude but, for the vast majority of people, a slow ascent to height will produce minimal effects. We can provide 'Gamow Bag' as a precautionary measure as per your request on renting basis. Acclimatizing takes time and there are no safe shortcuts. All trips to altitudes in excess of 3,000 meters carry medicines essential to the treatment of altitude sickness, and our leaders, guides and staffs are well trained to administer them and to know the symptoms.

Check out "Altitude illness" by Dr Jim Duff

http://www.treksafe.com.au/medical/altitude_illness.htm


Food during the trip

Food on full board basis will be provided during the spent on trekking. Three meals (Sherpa, Nepalese and Tibetan, Continental, Italian and Indian dishes) a day will be served from the guesthouse/lodge menus or at camp cooked our master cook. Every day dinner and breakfast are used to take in the same guesthouse/lodge we spend the night. Lunch will be taken on the way to destination. Reception, farewell dinner with culture show will be provided during your stay in Kathmandu.


Trek Checklist

Equipments & Packing List for Short Poon Hill trek:

Gears are pretty much essential for your great trip. Please click here for the comprehensive packing list for this trip.

Trip Map

Map for Annapurna trekking

Annapurna Region Map

Further Information
Our website contains as much information as possible about this trip. However, if you have any questions regarding trip, please feel free to contact us. We answer all enquiries within 24 hours. If you want to book a trip, you can send us an email or contact us directly by phone: 0977 98510 36844 (Ram Kumar Adhikari).

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