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We have developed this trekking itinerary to Poon Hill for those of you that have little time out their busy schedule yet dream to witness some of the might of the Himalayas on a walking journey, or simply a little intimidated by a full-fledged high altitude trek.

In the heart of the Annapurna region, the Poon Hill trek will take you through a rich and diverse array of landscapes, from beautiful and green hill country where villages are surrounded by countless terraced fields, through dense bamboo and rhododendron forests, and up to Poon Hill where you will come face to face with some of the world’s highest summits.

Stretching over a short period of 5 days, the Poon Hill trek is a moderate walk, passing through culturally rich villages, and with at its climax the indescribable sunrise over the mighty Himalayan giants.

Before and after the trek, Namkha has also arranged a brief tour of the cultural centers of the Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys, so that you may experience some of the diversity and rich cultural heritage of Nepal. 

~$2100

14 Days/13 Nights Trekking Tour (5 days on trek)

CLASSIC POON HILL TREK

14
days
PRICE INCLUDES:

Twin sharing accommodation in government approved hotels

All meals (except dinners in Kathmandu)

All trekking equipment

All transport within Nepal

Airport transfers

Entrance fees

All permits

PRICE EXCLUDES:

All international airfare

Any expenses of personal nature

Personal Medical Insurance

Travel insurance

Visa Fee

Airport Taxes (if applicable)

Tips to local staff

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

The best seasons to visit Nepal are Spring and Autumn. During the months of March till May, the country enjoys beautiful days and moderately cold nights. Flowers are in full bloom and it is a perfect time to go trekking in the Annapurna and Everest regions. The months of September till the end of November are equally sunbathed. The autumn light is particularly clear compared to the Spring and offers a photographer’s paradise.

Although the weather can be cold in the winter, with snow in upper valleys, the winter months can prove to be the best time for a cultural tour of Nepal with the Kathmandu and Pokhara valleys enjoying mild weather. If you plan to visit the southern Terai plains in Chitwan or Lumbini for example, then winter will be an ideal time to go.

Summer corresponds to the monsoon season in Nepal. Although the days are often cloudy and rainy, summer provides an excellent opportunity to see the exceptional fauna and flora of the country in full bloom. For exceptionally high altitude trekking such as Upper Mustang, summer is the only season possible. Adding to this, as Spring and Autumn can often be a little crowded with tourists, Winter and Summer can provide a much more peaceful and exclusive journey.

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE:

 

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu – visit of Swayambhunath

 

Day 2: Visit of Pashupatinath and Boudhanath

 

Day 3: Visit of Patan and Baktapur

 

Day 4: Drive to Pokhara

 

Day 5: Visit of Pokhara

Day 6: On trek - Nayapul to Tikhedunga (5 hours)

Day 7: On trek - Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (7 hours)

Day 8: On trek - Ghorepani to Tadapani (5 hours)

Day 9: On trek - Tadapani to Ghandruk (4 hours)

Day 10: On trek - Ghandruk to Nayapul (4 hours) and drive to Pokhara 

Day 11: Rest in Pokhara

Day 12: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 13: Final day visit of Kathmandu

Day 14: Exit to onward destination

GRADE: MODERATE
NUMBER OF PASSES ON TREK: 0 
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE ON TREK: 3210 mts/10531 ft