10 Days Annapurna Poonhill Trek

Poon hill trekAnnapurna Poon Hill trek follows little used trails through Gurung villages north of the Madi Khola valley. We begin by the shores of Begnas Tal and trek through oak forests rich in birdlife and wildflowers to the pretty village of Siklish. There are few trekkers along this route and our leisurely pace allows plenty of time to meet the Gurung villagers and admire a way of life that has seen little change. As we cross over into the Pokhara Valley we are met with panoramic views of the eastern Annapurna, Lamjung Himal and the beautiful 'fishtail' peak of Machapuchhare. Our trek finishes close to Pokhara where we have a rest Day by the lake before flying back to Kathmandu.

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: Recreational day in Kathmandu

Day 03: Flight or Drive to Pokhara, take a 25 min flight (6/7 hrs)

Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga

Day 05: Tikhedunga trek to Gorepani

Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon hill and trek to Tadapani

Day 07: Tadapani Trek to Ghandhruk

Day 08: Ghandhurk trek to Birethanti

Day 09: Pokhara to Pokhara.

Day 10: Final Departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Our representative will be there at airport to welcome you and he/she will transfer you to your selected hotel. After some refreshment you are requested to visit the concern office for a brief discussion about your program and you will also asked for the payment. On the meeting, you goanna met our trekking guide and have some discussion about the required equipment for trekking. Incase if you want to arrive at the night time then we will have discussion about trip in next morning after taking breakfast.

 

Day 02: Recreational day in Kathmandu

After morning breakfast, you will free to explore the sightseeing tour around the Kathmandu Valley. This day we will visit many more World Heritage sites like Pashupatinath temple, Swyambunath, Buddhist monuments and Patan Durbar Square with fine of arts of an ancient period. In the evening time you will to hotel, over there you can enjoy the local lifestyles of people.

Day 03: Flight or Drive to Pokhara, take a 25 min flight (6/7 hrs)

After morning breakfast we will take a domestic flight to Pokhara (25 minute) or we will take a tourist bus to Pokhara (6/7 hrs). If you would like to go Pokhara through bus then, on the way we will have short stop for lunch and breakfast. This day Pokhara trip will make you more excited to see the fabulous scenery with spectacular views of Annapurna Himalayan Range. Nightstay at hotel.

Day 04: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga

After having morning, we will take short drive to Nayapul for about one and half hours through a large village Lumla. From here our trek begins, after some hours of walk from Nayaphul, we will reach a small prosperous and vibrant town Birethanti (1000m). On the way, following the trail of Gorepani trail with bamboo forest and water spring will be inviting you for a refreshing swim. Continuing our trail we will reach a small village called Sudami, where we will have our lunch. After lunch our trails move to the steadily up the side of the valley to Hille (1510m). Finally after short walk we will be reaching to Tikhedunga. Overnight at Guest house.

Day 05: Tikhedunga trek to Gorepani

In this day we will leave the Tikhedunga by crossing the suspension bridges, rivers and then move ahead to Ghorepani. On the way we will climb steeply on a stone staircase that may have more than 3300 steps. Slowly, the path ascends steeply towards the Large Magar village of Ulleri (2080) with the fabulous scenery of Annapurna Himalayan Range. You will walk continuously mostly in uphill through cool oak and rhododendron forest. Crossing the two sparkling streams, ridges we will reach Nangathanti and over there we will have lunch. Around one hour walking from Nangathanti we will reach our destination place Ghorepani.

Day 06: Ghorepani to Poon hill and trek to Tadapani

This day we will wake up little bit earlier and then we will have short excursion up to Poon Hill (3210m). Over there we will have panoramic scenery of beautiful mountain. From this great spot we can enjoy the spectacular sunrise over the high Himalayas. It is one of the advantageous spot where we can have panoramic scenery which are really eye catching views of many mountains including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8176m), Mt. Tukuche (6920m), Mt. Tarke Kang (7093m), Mt.  Annapurna (8091m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Mt. Fishtail Machhapuchhre (6997m). After having breakfast we will continue our trek to Tadapani. After a short morning climb to the deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna.Then after we descend to tadapani through moss-covered forest with large number of bird life.

Day 07: Tadapani Trek to Ghandhruk

Today’s trekking trails leads us to Baisekharaka through rhododendron forest.On the way you can observe the monkeys and wide varieties of birds. The trails descend through forest creeks and small streams and into the maze of trails until Ghandruk village. Ghandhurk is a semi village of Gurung community. You will enough time to explore the gurung village and eye catching view of Annapurna South and Fishtail. Overnight at guest house.

Day 08: Ghandhurk trek to Birethanti

We gradually descend to village and our today’s trail passes through small pretty village, sub-tropical forest giving a very beautiful glimpse. Then after, we will slowly descent to Modi Khola along an ease walk to Birethanti. From here, the trail goes steeply descent alongside to the stream and descent will be gentle route up to Bnathanthi. Continues short walk will reach Nayaphul and then we will take private bus up to Pokhara. On the same day you will transferred to our own hotel and that day will be last day with trek guide and porter.

Day 09: Pokhara to Pokhara.

Between airways and roadways you can choose any one way to reach Kathmandu. In the evening time you can enjoy the Nepali culture dinner with some cultural shows. On the very last day you can enjoy the some beautiful moments and over there you can take snaps to make it memorable through lifetime.

Day 10: Final Departure

Today our ten days trek comes to end. A Real Adventure Nepal representative will drop you off at the airport then have safe and nice journey to onwards.

PRICE INCLUDES

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals chosen from the Menu   (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul and trek finish point Phedi to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus. (if you want to take a  flight or want to travel by private vehicle is available, by adding extra cost)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents &  Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

PRICE EXCLUDES

  • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu &Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot shower
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential - Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Note: As per the interest of client the itinerary can be minimize by cutting two days tour in city area. To start trek on the very same day we will have early 25 minute flight to Pokhara around at 8am. People who have short period of time for trek, for them we can also manage short treks. If you some more time after trek then you may experience some adventurous activities like White Water Rafting, jungle safari tour in Chitwan National Park. In Pokhara you can experience some extra adventurous activities like Paragliding, Zeep flyer and other many more.  So, please tell us about your interest and time which will be easy for you to provide the best service and comfort and enjoy full journey.