Poon Hill trek is a short and relatively easy trek into the Annapurna region. This trek is suitable for those who do not have much time to spend with a burning desire to observe the beauty of snow-capped mountains. Nepal Hidden Treks and Expedition organize this trek in 4 days from Kathmandu or Pokhara. Poon Hill trek starts from Nayapul after one and half hour drive from Pokhara. This trek passes the beautiful villages of Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk. You will enjoy the trek in the spectacular mountain scenery through delightful villages inhabited by Gurungs and Magars. Around every corner is an exciting glance of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be open to you as you reach the high points of your trek. The viewpoint on Poonhill (3210m.) offers the best view of mountains and sunrise.
Dense rhododendron forests full of birds and imaging valleys make your trip more enjoyable. Mt. Dhaulagiri ranges, Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu ranges will view from this trek. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits, the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. Anyone who loves nature and the beautiful landscape will never forget this astounding experience. The trek can be lengthened and shortened according to the time you have.
Warmly welcome to you Tribhuvan international airport greeting you by Unique Sherpa trek & expedition. we will be there waiting for you with the company banner in the airport exit hall. after meeting, we will pick up you at to hotel together. and we reach to hotel they will be greeting you welcome juice, tea any items they have. and then you have refreshed. your leader will do brief you about your trip in your hotel lobby. after a brief, yourself prepare for trek things. if you have time will visit the market to buy important things for the trek.
this morning earlier wake up and drive to go Pokhara by flight or tourist bus any car also available that one managed by the company which Uniquesherpatrek.com. all the way drive to Pokhara 6/7hours by vehicle. 25minuts by flight. and when you reach Pokhara there is really nice and clean city over. in the evening colorful market all kinds of shopping centers, musicians, live cultures dancing, the biggest one is Fewa lake, there are smaller tea houses till to 7stars hotels also available. Barahi temple middle in the lake really exciting city as a Pokhara.
after breakfasts drive to Nayapool. 1:30 hour get there from Pokhara. we have to drop Nayapool after that start to our trek during the hike. cross to Modi river gets the Biryathati where tourist checkpoint over there. after checking to continue trek to Ulleri. we pass many local villages, teahouses, gently rolling green hills river, and local people. after crossing the Thikhedhunga Khola on the suspension bridge. the trail begins to climb up quite steeply on the stone staircase that is more than 3200 steps. Ulleri evaluation 1960m High from see level. overnight we sleep there.
it is a very pleasant part of the trek. we walk the jungle most of the day. if you come in the spring you will see lots of rhododendron flowers. you have the chance to see many wild birds and animals. you can see the great views and many snow-capped mountains. Machhapuchhre, Annapurna south many more mountains. you have to walk 4/5hr uleri to ghorepaani.
we get up early in the morning with warm clothes and climb up poon hill (3210)m. with headlight. it's not necessary to take many of our things in the rucksack. small your day bag is enough. it about one an half hour walk can get poon hill. you will see the best sunrises and magnificent views of the Himalayas like Annapurna, fish tell, Annapurna 1,2,3,4, Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri Dhaulagiri, Barashikhar, Tukuche peak, Mt. Manaslu range, many more unforgettable views. after half an hour/ one hour return back to Ghorepani and have breakfast and continue to Tadapaani. take to time 5/6 hours up way to Deurali and again down to Banthati to continue Tadapaani.
Tadapani is in front of a fishtail, Annapurna South and Himchuli. It's located top of the hill. we have breakfast at the hotel and start to trek all the way jungle many kinds of wild birds there. this is the easier and previous day so relax as you make your way downhill along these gentle slopes. you will first head Bhai's-Kharkaa place there are 2 tea houses. we are all the way walking inside the jungle.
Ghandruk is a Gurung people's ethnic group. this terraced mountain village is populated by one of Nepal. the view is the same we can see from Tada-Pani. we get lunch at Ghandruk and if we have time see the museum after that 3hour drive to Pokhara.
after breakfast, you will pick up from your hotel at the domestic airport.to catch your flight back to Kathmandu.
if you have any leisure time before the flight you'll take relax with tea-coffee both views. at Kathmandu when you will be there transfer to your hotel. it's your time to explore Kathmandu streets by foot, by bicycle, or rickshaw, perhaps shopping for souvenirs for your sweet family, friends. in the evening choose yourself for farewell dinner any kinds of Nepali dishes, Vietnamese dishes, Indian dishes, French dishes, etc.
today you guys going to leave Nepal for a while you will be attending 3hour before your ticket time in Tribhuvan international airport. the company provides your vehicle for transportation till to airport. its also included in the budget.
- Airport pick-up and Transportation.
- 3-Night Hotel at Kathmandu (3 Start) Hotel.
- Domestic flight tickets (Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu) and airport departure taxes.
- (100% Waterproof) Duffle bag to keep your personal belongings and things to be carried by the porter.
- 3 Time Meals with Tea/Coffee During Trek.
- Professional Guide, Assitance Guide, and Potters (Size of the Groups) During the Trek.
- Permit, "Tims", National Parks Entry Fee.
- All wages and medical, Insurance, for the Guide and potters.
- Helicopter stands by for rescue (nominally charge applies).
- All taxes are imposed by the government of Nepal.
- First-aid Medical Kits for the Group and Staff.
- Unique Sherpa trek & Expedition Appreciation Certificate after the successful trek.
- Fare-Well dinner in Kathmandu Before Departure.
- Nepal entry visa fee.
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and also in case of early return than the scheduled itinerary.
- Extra baggage check-in during the flight (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu) if more than 15 KG, extra, can pay directly to the airline.
- Tips for guide and porters.
- Any kind of meal During Your Stay in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner).
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, or early return from the trek.
- Rescue, Medicine, Medical Test, Repatriation, Hospitalization Expenses for Climbs.
- Any Internet, Hot shower, Drinking Water, Alcohol, cold Drinks, Laundry.
- Additional costs suffered due to causes beyond our control, such as natural disasters, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, emergency evacuation, changes in government policies, strikes, and so forth.
- Insurance for Clients
- International flight Tickets.
- Clothing, Packing Items or bag, personal, Medical Kits, and Personal Trekking Gear.
- any other items, not Included in the Above (Cost Includes) Section.
Frequently Asked Questions.
You must carry a photocopy of your passport and two copies of the recently taken pp size photo also under provision you will need.
1. Visa to Nepal recommended letter from the department of Nepal tourism board.
2. Hotel booking confirmation.
3. Proof of insurance that covers emergency search and rescue, and treatment for the duration of their travel.
4. Barcode generated from the online application of the online international travel form.
Yes, of course, you can extend your visa for a minimum of 15 days for $45 and $3 extra each day.
Travel insurance is mandatory for travelers willing to go on adventures. It should be covered your medical expenses, travel protection, emergency medical repatriation, baggage loss coverage, and in case of death.
You must submit a copy of your insurance policy to the office or Unique sherpa trek & Expedition before the trip.
Yes, Why not? If you are on regular medications for general health concerns, you can take your medication. But it is always better to consult a doctor for anything concerned with health.
Nepal is a beautiful, and diverse landscape country. While there are numerous destinations that can be traveled to throughout the year. Nepal is the 12-monthly best season for trekking, tour, and travel, but for mountaineering best season is spring.
Yes, most village has medical clinics and health posts available in server cases, in other ways we will have medical personnel available for your services.
Internet facilities are wide coverage in Nepal including remote areas too as well. You can also 3G/4G service by purchasing a SIM card available at convenience stores in cities and remote areas. but nowadays all places have free wi-fi available in the hotel and restaurants during the trek.
At high altitudes, your cardio-pulmonary system is affected by low oxygen density. You can suffer from general breathing difficulties to Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) and your skin is susceptible to sunburn if not protected by clothes or sunblock. The AMS is preventable through appropriate trekking pace and undertaking acclimatization.
We highly recommend having a guide with you. You will travel in wilderness areas and at high elevations so from a safety aspect you should not be alone. Traveling through villages there are many trails and if you took the wrong path accidentally it might be challenging to communicate with locals to get back on the right way or to secure food or accommodation. They will be unlikely to speak English.
We ensure travel safety for all our guests’ women or men traveling with our company. Nepal is generally very safe and welcoming to foreign tourists. We have excellent relationships with the lodges we use and our guides are aware of the whereabouts of every guest on the trek. Our groups are small and we ensure continuous visual contact.
Actually, in Nepal quiet and reasonable price, it is also dependent on the quality and quantities which means more than $10 per night without dinner and breakfast. The cost of food depends on your choice to eat. Lower prices in the local restaurants and higher prices in fancy restaurants have totally different prices. but all your stay for the mentioned days in the trip is included in the package price.
Well, tips and gratuities are provided as a reward for hard work. Our porters, guide, assistant sherpa, and climbers guide invest their time. Experience and effort to make your travel a memorable one. so, the tip is a bonus and makes motivates them.