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From Pokhara: Annapurna Base Camp Trek

1. From Pokhara: Annapurna Base Camp Trek

Annapuran range is the most exquisite , with some of the world's highest mountain views including Annapurna I (8,091m / 10th highest). While the foothills are dominated by diverse ethnic groups with their charming villages and terraced farms, higher reaches are pristine roved only by shepherds. We will come across the several view points with world famous Himalayan views. The trekking is the best insight into the Nepalese mountain lifestyle, ethnic diversity and a moderate adventure in the Himalayas.  Our trek starts from Pokhara, the natural capital of Nepal. Pokhara is known as lake city with an amphitheater of mountains. Annapurna range makes its northern wall. This is a base for several treks in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. We drive 44 km / 1.5 hrs to the trekking trail head at 1,100 m from Pokhara and start our trek to Ghorepani first. Ghorepani or its top Pun Hill (3,200 m) offers view of about 15 snow peaks including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 7th highest), Annapurna I (8,091m / 10th highest) and Manaslu (8,156m / 8th highest). This is the good start of the trek. Then we will walk through the rhododendron forest to Chhomrong village across the Annapurna South. From here one can enjoy the heights of Annapurna South and Fishtail. The trail further enters into the narrow valley wedged between Annapuran south and Fishtail. At Fishtail base camp (3,700 m), we come to meadows and glacial moraine with relatively bright and wide valley. Annapurna base camp (4,200 m) has snow peaks at 360 degree. Day 01: Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara (1.5 hrs) and trek to Thikedunga (4 hrs) We will depart Pokhara at around 8:30 by a private car. The road snacks through the scenic country side for about 1.5 hrs to the trekking trail head at Nayapul. This is the confluence of Modi river draining Annapurna base camp and Burungdi river. We follow upstream Burungdi river climbing gradually for about 4 hrs to Thikedunga. Thikedunga is a small charming village full of lodges where we will spend the night. Day 02: Climb to Ghorepani (6 hrs / 2,800 m) After breakfast, we will start our days walk with steep climb to Ulleri village. There are about 3,000 stone steps to Ulleri village which will take about 2 hrs to climb. From Ulleri the trail climbs gradually through the forest for another 4 hrs to Ghorepani at 2,800 m. Ghorepani is the mountain pass overlooking at the deep KaliGandaki valley wedged between two eight thousand meter peaks of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. Day 03: Hike to Pun Hill (50 mints / 3,200 m) | Trek to Tadapani Pun Hill is the most beautiful view point in the Annapurna region. We will hike for about 50 mints to Pun Hill at 3,200 m for sunrise view over the Himalayan peaks. One can see about 15 different peaks including Dhaulagiri I (8,167m / 7th highest), Annapurna  I (8,091m / 10th highest) and Manaslu (8,156 m / 8th highest). After breakfast, we will head for our next destination of Tadapani. The trail passes through the rhododendron forest with few ups and downs of 400 m each. Day 04: Trek to Chhomroong (5 hrs / 2,100 m) Tadapani has got the beautiful view of Annapurna south and Fishtail mountain. From here we will climb down steeply about 900 m to the valley basin at Ghurjung river. Climb gradually along the mountain side to Chhomrong perched high up on the mountain ridge. Chhomrong is a large Gurung village at the corridore of Annapurna Sanctuary. The village offer the upclose view of Annapurna South (7,219 m), Fishtail (6,993 m). Day 05: Trek to Dovan (2,400 m / 6 hrs) Trek down to Chhomrong khola (river) and then climb up to Sinwa in 3 hrs. From here we enter into steep valley towards Annapurna sanctuary at the buttresses of Annapurna South and Fishtail. From Sinwa we will climb down to Modi River at the little hemlet of 'Bamboo' in 2 hrs and then climb gradually for another hour to Dovan (2,400m). Day 06: Climb to Deurali (5 hrs / 3,300 m) Above Dovan we enter into the region where effect of the high altitude effects are felt. So with slow pace we gradually climb to another hamlet of Himalaya in 2 hrs. Himalaya has got two lodges. After Himalaya (2,900m), we enter into sparsely vegetated rocky terrain and climb steeply for one hrs to Hinku cave. Deurali is across the arduous moraine intercepted by creeks with ice deposition. 07: Trek to Annapurna Base Camp (5 hrs / 4,200m) The trail from Deurali to Fishtail base camp is avalanche prone area. So we will change the route to the other side of the Modi river according to the situation. It will take about 3 hrs to get to Fishtail base camp at 3,700 m. At Fishtail base camp valley opens up wide and bright with beautiful snow peaks. The trail to Annapruna base camp climbs gradually to the snowfield and the the edge of glacier. At base camp we are at the base of world's highest mountains surrounding us in 360 degree. Day 08: Trek down to Bamboo (6 hrs) After a beautiful sunrise view over the Annapurnas, we will head down slowly to Bamboo. First part of the trail might be steep and slippery. Bamboo is a clean settlement before we climb to Sinwa. Day 09: Trek back to Jhinu Danda (5 hrs / 1,600 m)| Bathe in natural hot spring We follow the same trail that we took to climb up till Chhomrong. Climb down steely on the stone steeps to the village of Jhinu. We settle into our lodge and then head down half and hour to natural hot spring pool in the shore of Modi river. Enjoy the natural hot spring and enjoy your last night in the mountain. Day 10: Follow the Modi river coast to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara From Jhinu, we will basically traverse along the Modi river to Nayapul from where we started our trek in 5 hrs. We will be picked up by a car for a drive to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

Kathmandu: 13-Day Annapurna Circuit Trek

2. Kathmandu: 13-Day Annapurna Circuit Trek

The Annapurna Circuit Trek is still without doubt one of the best treks anywhere in the world, despite inroads being developed in the region. It is a trek of diverse culture that starts in the lush fields of Hindu farmers and takes you through one of the strongest Buddhist regions in Nepal, which is very similar to Tibet. The complete circuit starting from Besisahar takes between 18 and 21 days. Over the last few years, access to each of the major valleys that cut through the Himalayas to the east and west of the Annapurna Massif improves each year, as more sections of Jeep road are completed. Throughout your experience, your guides will make every effort to take this into account, allowing you to avoid hiking on the road as much as you can. Nowadays many people trekking the route choose to fly back to Pokhara from Jomsom or take a jeep to Baglung and a bus back to Pokhara. The Manang Valley is one of many reasons to choose this trekking route, offering a journey over the Thorong La at 5,416 meters. It is spectacular on a clear day, and awards views of the neighboring peaks around you. The full circuit will see you continue on past Jomsom to take a jeep ride for a day to Tatopani and the hot springs. There you can relax before continuing on to Ghorepani and Poon Hill, a part of the trek which has no road. Whatever you choose you will have climbed over the Annapurna Massif, lapped up more culture than you can imagine, and trekked through one of the most beautiful valleys anywhere in the world. At the conclusion of your experience, you will result back in Kathmandu, ready to fly to your next destination.

Pokhara: Private Pool Hill Trek with Accommodation and Meals

3. Pokhara: Private Pool Hill Trek with Accommodation and Meals

Head to Poon Hill from Pokhara on this guided 3-day trek with accommodation and meals. Hike past forested areas, mountain villages, and farmland. Visit the Ghorepani mountain settlement and witness the sunrise over the Himalayas from Poon Hill, one of the most popular viewpoints in the world. Day 1: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Ulleri (5-6 hours) Early in the morning, take a 1-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, then start the trek to Ulleri (1940 m). The hike is alongside the Modi Khola and passes along the village of Birethanti. After hiking for a couple of hours, reach Tikedhunga and finally the Magar village of Ulleri. Stay overnight at the lodge. Day 2: Ulleri to Ghorepani (4-5 hours) After breakfast, continue the trek to Banthali (2250 m) before passing through the oak and rhododendron forests en route to Nangathanti (2460 m). The trail then climbs uphill for an hour to reach Ghorepani (2870 m). Later, spend the rest of your night at the lodge. Day 3: Hike to Poon Hill & return to Pokhara At the break of dawn, start the 1-hour hike towards Poon Hill (3210 m). As the most popular Himalayan viewpoint, Poon Hill will be the highlight of the trek. Upon arrival, witness the Himalayan sunrise with spectacular views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Himchuli, and Machhapuchchhre. Afterward, return to your hotel and enjoy breakfast. Then, trek towards Hille, from where you take a 3-hour drive back to Pokhara and get dropped off at your hotel.

From Kathmandu: Poon Hill Multi-Day Trekking Trip

4. From Kathmandu: Poon Hill Multi-Day Trekking Trip

Poon Hill trekking is a lower altitude trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal with a short itinerary. The timely limited trekkers can enjoy this trek with the incredible Himalayan attraction, ethnic cultural prosperity and the enchanting rhododendron forest along the Poon hill trail. The gratifying viewpoint Poon Hill (3210m) that marks the destination of the trek, is renowned for the excellent sceneries of the surroundings. The trek to Poon Hill begins from Nayapul, which is a gateway of the Annapurna treks. The beginning trail is soft that passes some of the Gurung villages. With the steep ascend of Ulleri, the rhododendron-dominated trail begins. The waterfalls, peaceful trail and beautiful countryside persuade you to explore the sceneries. Poon Hill offers the miraculous sights of Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Fishtail, Nilgiri, Himchuli and the surrounding peaks and the golden sunrise over these peaks. For this, the trip is also trendy as the Annapurna Sunrise Trek. The village, located just down on Poon Hill, is a Magar community located between the rhododendron forest. The ethnic Gurung village of Ghanruk is a cultural village that wonderfully preserves the traditional pattern of cultural lifestyles. The 5 days Poon Hill Trekking concludes in Nayapul with the exploration of the exquisiteness of the Annapurna conservation area. Itinerary: Day 1: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus (6 hours). Day 2: Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577m). Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani (2,750m). Day 4: Hike Poon Hill (3,210m) and then trek to Tadapani (2,630m). Day 5: Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m). Day 6: Trek to Birethanti (1,025m) and then drive back to Pokhara. Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu.

From Kathmandu: 6-Day Private Trek up Poon Hill

5. From Kathmandu: 6-Day Private Trek up Poon Hill

Enjoy a 6-day trek through mountain trails to the peak of Poon Hill. See views of the snow-capped Himalayas and pass through old villages and hamlets along the way. Fly for 1-hour from Kathmandu to Pokhara, where you’ll begin your 6-day tour. This trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal because of its developed trekking routes, accommodation, and facilities. Stay in 3-star hotels with hot showers and good food for the 5 nights of the trek. Over the 6-days you’ll have the chance to interact with local people and experience the culture of the region. Experience Poon Hill at sunrise and see panoramic views of e Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan Ranges. Itinerary: Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and drive to Nayapul (elevation 1070 meters) Day 2:Trek to Tikhedhunga for 3 - 4 hours (elevation 1480 meters). Stay overnight in a mountain lodge. Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani for 5 - 6 hours (elevation 2880 meters). Stay overnight in a mountain lodge. Day 4: Early morning climb to Poon Hill (elevation 3210 meters). Trek to Ghandruk (elevation 2000 meters). Walk for 6 hours in total. Stay overnight in a mountain lodge. Day 5: Trek to Ghandruk (elevation 2000 meters) and Till Nayapul. Walk for 6-7 hours in total. Drive to Pokhara. Stay overnight in a hotel. Day 6: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu in a tourist bus.

Mini Annapurna Circuit Trek: Wellness and Culinary Adventure

6. Mini Annapurna Circuit Trek: Wellness and Culinary Adventure

This shorter 16 day option enables those who don’t have time to complete the full Annapurna Circuit to trek with the group up the Marshyangdi Valley to Manang, across the Thorung La pass to Muktinath and down into Jomsom in the Kali Gandaki Valley. The 'Circuit' Trek After Manang, the terrain turns to high altitude ice desert over Thorung La Pass at 5416m, down to Muktinath, Jomsom reaching the forested areas below Tukuche. Highlights of the Annapurna Circuit trek include the Kali Gandaki River on the other side of the Thorung La Pass which is considered the deepest ravine in the world, five times deeper than the Grand Canyon. The Kali Gandaki River cuts deeply between Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) to the west and Mt Annapurna (8091m) to the east. Continue down the Kali Gandaki gorge amidst some stunning views of mountains and diverse flora and fauna in the lower forests, passing through Ghorepani with a magnificent sunrise view from nearby Poon Hill. The Annapurna Circuit trek ends here and you can relax near the lake city of Pokhara. Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel. (1330m) Day 2: Drive to Besi Sahar. (810m) Day 3: Trek to Bahundanda. (1310m) 5-5.30 hours. Day 4: Trek to Chyamje. (1430m) 6-6.30 hours Day 5: Trek to Bagarchhap. (2160m) 6-7 hours Day 6: Trek to Chame. (2630m) 5 hours. Day 7: Trek to Pisang. (3190m) 5 hours Day 8: Trek to Manang. (3500m) 5 hours (Low Route) or 7-8 hours (High Route). Day 9 :Trek to Rest Day for Acclimatization. Day 10: Trek to Yak Kharka. (4090m) 4 hours. Day 11: Trek to Thorung Phedi. (4420m) 4 hours Day 12: Trek to Muktinath (3800m) via Thorung la (5415m) Approximately 8-10 hours. Day 13: Trek to Jomsom 2800m Day 14: You take a flight from Jomsom to Pokhara, and transfer to your hotel Day 15 :After a morning relaxing in Pokhara, you will take the exciting flight back to Kathmandu giving you the opportunity to view the Annapurna massif you have just trekked around. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel and then have the opportunity to relax and reflect on your adventures and to complete any sightseeing and last-minute shopping. Overnight Hotel. Day 16: International Departure

From Kathmandu: 17-Day Poon Hill Sunrise & Everest View Trek

7. From Kathmandu: 17-Day Poon Hill Sunrise & Everest View Trek

Gokyo Valley Trek is a fine alternative to the Everest Base Camp Trek which climbs the valley to the west of Everest to the village of Gokyo and five sacred lakes on the moraine beside the Ngozumpa Glacier. This two week spectacular climb almost as high as the Everest Base Camp Trek offers similarly jaw dropping Everest views, but the trails are less crowded and quieter with traditional Sherpa villages serving local meals to legions of hungry trekkers. The trail follows the Dudhkoshi River to its source – a series of emerald green lakes. Gokyo is a Sherpa village that lies besides the largest of these lakes. From Gokyo we climb to Gokyo Ri (5360m) for a heart stopping view over Everest, Lhotse, Cho Oyu and Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche. As Everest Base Camp Trek has Kala Patthar at an elevation of 5545m , Gokyo Valley Trek has Gokyo Ri at an elevation of 5360m on the north side of Dudh Pokhari which is an epic vantage point , offering the kind of view over Everest that is normally reserved for balloonists or mountaineers. In this trek as well, we fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and start our trek onwards to Namche Bazaar (3,440m), the trading center of Khumbu Region. We take a days rest for acclimatization in Namche. From Namche Bazaar, 3 days trek will take us to Gokyo, where we take another day of rest for acclimatization and exploring around. The next day we climb Gokyo Ri (5360m) for the superb views of Cho Oyu, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cholatse and Taboche, with the Ngozumpa Glacier cutting across in front like a massive tear in the landscape. We then walk downhill to Gokyo (4750m). The Gokyo Valley Trek is specially designed for those who prefer a less crowded trail with only basic lodge facilities and in this trail one will miss out most of the famous monasteries of Khumbu region. Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,350m/4,428ft) Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and trek preparation Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) and trek to Ulleri (2050m/6725 ft) (30 mins flight, 1 hrs drive, 6 hrs trek) Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m/ 9,020 ft) (4-5 hrs trek) Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill – (3,210m/10,529ft)-6-7 hrs Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft) (3-4 hrs) Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara (4 hrs trek and 1 hrs drive) Day 08: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu (30 mins flight) Day 09: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla, trek to Phakding (8,700ft) (40 mins flight, 3-4 hrs trek) Day 10: Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m/11,283ft) (5-6 hrs) Day 11: Namche Bazaar (3,440 m/11,283 ft) – Acclimatization Day Day 12: Namche Bazaar to Khumjung (3,810 m/12500 ft) (4 hrs) Day 13: Khumjung to Tengboche (3,870m/12694ft) (4-5 hrs) Day 14: Tengboche to Monjo (2,950m/9,676ft) (6-7 hrs) Day 15: Monjo to Lukla (5-6 hrs) Day 16: Fly to Kathmandu Day 17: Final departure – Home Sweet Home

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What people are saying about Poon Hill

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 2 reviews

The trek to the base camp was a magnificent experience, 100% recommended. Each of the stages is worth it, the ascent was very progressive and well planned by our guides so we did not have any incidents or discomfort at any time. Our incredible guide and porter, the treatment was very close, we consider them friends. They told us stories about Nepal and solved any curiosity we might have. We will certainly repeat!

Great trip - have only words of praise!

From Andreas and Camilla: We have a fan-fucking-tastic trip! Well organized, flexible, lots for the sake of our wishes, a wonderful guide and a porter who we had a lot of fun with. In addition, they taught us a lot about nature, the mountains, the locals and culture. The best recommendations from here!