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8 Days- Annapurna Poonhill Trek

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Breakfast: 7
Lunch: 5
Dinner: 4
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Hotel: 4 Night(s)
Teahouse: 3 Night(s)

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8 Days- Annapurna Poonhill Trek

Experience the exhilarating short trek in the Annapurna region with Poonhill trek. This trek traversing through traditional Nepali village offers spectacular views of Annapurna ranges.

This 8 day trek is short and fairly easy route ascends and descends through the picturesque village of Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk offering us some of the best views of the Annapurna Himalayas. One of the major highlights of this trip is a climb to PoonHill (3,210m), view point to possibly the most spectacular mountain landscapes on Earth flaunting impressive panoramic view of the Himalayan giants (Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Fishtail/Macchapuchre (6997m), Annapurna (8,091m), Annapurna II and many more.

Altitude is less of the problem while on this trek. Thus, one need not worry about possible altitude sickness during the trek. Additionally, this venture is less strenuous and short in duration. Thus, anyone physically fit irrespective of age with limited time can be a part of it.

If you intend to trek to the Annapurna region of Nepal within short time frame without having to compromise with spectacular scenery then this trip is definitely for you!

Trip Code

8DAPT43

Starts

Dhampus

Finishes

Pokhara

Duration

8 Days

Difficulty

Moderate

Group-Size

2 - 14

Age

Minimum 16

Seasons

Mar-May,Sep-Nov

Elevation

3210 m/ 10531.5ft

Trip View

1941

Activities

Trekking

Travel Style

Original

Trip popularity

TRIP FACTS

  • Popularly known as Annapurna Sunrise Trek
  • This trip makes a climb on Poon Hill (3,210m) and sunrise excursion
  • Panoramic views of Himalayas including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Machhapuchhre (6,997m), Annapurna (8,091m), Annapurna II and many more
  • Ghorepani and Ghandruk, two largest Gurung settlements in the Annapurna region

 

Why this Trip

This short trek is perfect for the people who have a time limit but don't want to compromise on the astonishing views of the mountains and the breathtaking sunrise.

Trip Notes

  • •We reserve the right to change and that the program may be reversed. Things can happen that make it impossible to meet them as planned. If any meeting or plan would not be feasible, we always try to find an equivalent alternative. In Nepal, you always have a plan B and C!
  • •What follows is a general flow of events. Expect the unexpected and prepare to be flexible

Brief Itinerary

Our representative will be waiting at the airport to greet and escort you to the hotel. In the evening, the representative will give you brief insight on the itinerary. Overnight stay at hotel;

Meal:

  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Airport Pick Up
  • Cultural Program
On this day, we head towards Pokhara early in the morning. It’s a relaxing drive of 6-7 hours along the Trishuli River and picturesque villages and hills. Upon reaching Pokhara, we can stroll around the lake side. Overnight stay at the hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
After breakfast, we drive towards Nayapul. From there, we start our trek towards Poonhill. Passing through the Modi Khola and dense forest of rhododendrons and oak, we reach Tikhedunga. Overnight in Tikhedunga;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

After the breakfast, continuing our path below and climbing uphill we reach Ulleri. From Ulleri, we go through the Magar village alongside the beautiful sceneries of mountains and reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a beautiful village which opens to the splendid views of pristine mountains such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and many more. Overnight in Ghorepani;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • TeaHouse

Activities:

Early morning after breakfast we head for Poonhill. Poonhill is often famous for the mesmerizing views of sunrise and sunsets over incredible range of high Himalayas such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7855m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7219m), Nilgiri (6940m), Tukuche (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and many more. We rest at Poonhill for a while and continue our journey. After about 3 hours of walk through the alpine forest of oaks, rhododendron and others, we reach Ghandruk which is the largest Gurung village rich in its authentic culture and tradition. This village also offers the scenic views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other mountains from the viewpoint. Overnight at Ghandruk;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodation:

  • Teahouse

Activities:

This is the last day of our trek in Annapurna Region. From Ghandruk, today, we leave for Pokhara through the descending trail through the rhododendron forests and reach Birethanti. From Birethanti, we walk down hill and follow Modi Khola to reach Nayapul. Resting for a while, from there, we head to Pokhara which will take us about an hour of drive. In the evening after reaching Pokhara, we stay at the same hotel. If we get spare time, we can go for evening walk or try cycling around the Lakeside of Pokhara. We stay at “The City of Lakes” popularly known for Pokhara tonight;

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • trek and drive to Pokhara
After 6-7 hours’ drive, we will reach the heart of the country where the necessary preparation for the departure day will be carried out. This is a day for you and therefore you can explore the shops and spas of the city or join the evening worshipping ceremony at Pasupatinath Temple which is a divine spiritual experience. Overnight stay at the hotel;

Meal:

  • Breakfast

Accommodation:

  • Hotel

Activities:

  • Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Depending on your flight time you will be transferred to the airport. The airport check-in is 3 hours prior to the departure time and the hotel checkout time is usually 12 P.M. Our representative will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to the airport.

Meal:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Accommodation:

Activities:

  • Souvenir
  • Airport drop

FAQS

Yes, our representative will be there to greet you at the airport. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by a private car/jeep.
We believe in operating small intimate group to provide personal attention and services to our guests. Small groups can enjoy the trek hassle free and enjoy the customized trip according to their need and suitability. We do not incorporate more than 14 People in a group, unless we get special requests from our clients.
Nepal is a safe country for anyone who wants to explore on their own although professional guidance is highly recommended by our team for the safety in remote mountainous lands.
We make sure to take security measures during the trek to make your trip delightful. We hire experienced and license holding guides to safeguard your life in mountains. We suggest you follow the guide’s instructions carefully and take responsibility for personal belongings. Always keep your valued belongings near you and lock the door from inside during the night.
Annapurna Poonhill Trek is very popular trekking region among the trekkers hence this region provides a wide range of delicious western meals like Pasta, noodles, pizzas, bread, soup etc. potatoes grown in this region are very delicious which is loved by all the trekkers. Dal Bhat (Rice, Lentils and Vegetables) are a great way to gain energy for the strenuous trek.
There are plenty of water stations on each stop on the route. You can easily fill up the bottle from the open taps. We recommend that you bring water purifier tablets with you or at least get it from Kathmandu before you depart for trekking. You can also buy mineral waters but we usually recommend tap water which is pure and it helps us not promoting plastic bottled water.
Annapurna Poonhill can be trekked all year around excluding monsoon season. February to June and Mid-September to December are the best time to do this trek, although in winters it’s difficult to trek in snow and harsh cold
Before coming to Nepal make sure that you are covered by insurance for about 5500 meters. In case of emergency like altitude sickness, dehydration or any medical condition ask your tour leader to contact us ASAP so that we can manage helicopter for the rescue. You then will be transferred to hospital for the treatment.
Trekking is a tiresome activity that requires a lot of physical movement so pack your active wears and trekking pants for at lower altitudes. Weather at high altitude is unpredictable so carry a lightweight waterproof jacket along with thick down jacket, pant, and thermal innerwear t to escape the severe cold. Needless to say that, Good shoes are very important for trekking in rough and snowy terrain, so invest on good quality shoes or rent it from us at a minimum price. As you are trekking in remote village try to wear modest clothes to quickly gel up with the local people without hesitation.
We customize the trip according to your preference but if you need to change plan during the trek consult the guide.
We contact the lodge/guesthouse owner for reservation of the room before trekking on a particular day. On other days, porters reach the destination on advance and book the rooms for you.
All our Guides are trekking experts holding license from Nepal Tourism Board, Nepal Government. They are the most valuable assets of the company. Guides know the trekking route like the back of their hand and use their expertise in ensuring your safety in the mountains.
While trekking in higher lands, you need to pay for charging the electronics upon request to the owner. The best idea always is to bring your power bank with you. It's easier and cheaper.
While trekking in Annapurna region, you can make local and international calls from telephone provided by the guesthouse owner after paying the price directly.
If you need extra day to complete the trekking, you'll need to inform the guide in advance and the guide will let the company know. Adding a day to trekking can result in many changes in other arrangements such as transportation, guides' schedule, flight details, hotel bookings and all, so we really don't recommend this to our clients unless there's an emergency cases. But it's true that those changes could be made but it will cost extra. The best way to do it is to inform the agent company about it.
Before coming to Nepal make sure you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, malaria, typhoid, polio, and tetanus. Make sure you are in best shape to complete the trekking without any complication.
Usually, we have to walk about 7-9 hours a day. But it shouldn't be taken as certain thing. Because number of hours of walk really depend on clients' speed. So it's really relative.
To confirm your booking, a deposit of 15% of total trip amount is required if you are booking at least a year in advance before trip departure date. If booking is made between 100-364 days before the trip departure, you'll need to pay 20% to confirm the trip. If payment is made between 99-60 days, 25% of the total trip amount will need to be paid and if booked between 59-30 days, 50% of the total trip amount needs to be paid and finally, if you are booking 29 days prior to trip departure, then 100% payment should be made. The payments can be easily made by the bank transfer. The due balance is payable on arrival in Kathmandu with cash (preferably USD/EURO) or card on POS/credit card machine. Please note that non refundable fee is 10% or $200 whichever is greater.
No, you cannot use the credit card during the trekking you have to transfer the money in rupees before you start the trek. You can use credit card only in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
You have to carry your personal bags with water bottle and medicines remaining bags will be carried by porters to make you easy to trek. The weight limit for porters is 15 KG.
Yes, Nepal can boast as the one of the safest country in South Asia for women. You will find people very friendly and respectful towards foreigners especially towards women. Annapurna Poonhill trek is one of the most visited areas by the tourists so the service providers are professional and local people are respectful with welcoming hospitality towards the trekkers.
We use private car for sightseeing inside the Kathmandu Valley and transfer to Pokhara. We also drop and pick up from the starting and ending point of trek van or jeep.

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