• Duration

      9 days

    • Group

      16 Pax

    • Difficulty

    • Accommodation

      Hotel / Lodge

    • Season

      All Season

The Poon hill Trek is probably one of the easiest treks to be carried out in Nepal. Without the possibility of altitude sickness and without having to take you to extreme altitudes, this trek offers the close-up views of the panoramic Annapurna Range.

The major attraction of the trek is the hike up to the viewpoint of Poon Hill. The magnificent views from atop this viewpoint, of the sun glistening slowly over the snow-capped peaks, are surely a sight worth capturing. The tantalizing moment is surely an experience of a lifetime which will make you relish the decision of embarking on this trek.

Hike through villages and mix in with the local inhabitants. Be welcomed to the territory of ethnic inhabitants and explore their culture. Explore the wilderness of the Annapurna region and click the views of the mesmerizing mountain peaks into your mind. This trek offers it all, that too in a short period of time and with less difficulty.


  • Day 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu

    Today, from your respective locations, you will arrive at the beautiful country of Nepal. Upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be transferred to the hotel. TIA is the only international airport in Nepal. All of the check-in procedures will be completed by our representative. You have the rest of the day free to intermingle with the beautiful capital city of Nepal.

  • Day 2
    Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara& drive to Nayapul; and trek to Trikhedhunga (1480m)

    This is the day, the trek starts. The most part of the morning will be spent on the drive to Pokhara. Pokhara, also called the Lake City, lives up to its name and is situated 210 km west of Kathmandu. After reaching the beautiful lake city after a 6-hour drive, we will continue further to reach Nayapul after a drive of 1.5 more hours. views of the Annapurna range adorn the path. From Nayapul it’s a mere 4 hours walk to Trikhedunga.

  • Day 3
    Trikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2860m)

    Today, graceful open fields pave the way into dense forests of beautiful rhododendron trees. We climb upwards to reach the settlements of hotels in Banthanti (2250m). Magnificent oak and rhododendron forests are present beyond this point. Sparkling clear streams give way to another stream. From here, it is a steep climb to the beautiful hotel complex in the middle of a forest clearing, called Nangethanthi (2460m). Thati stands for rest house.

    In the winter, the trial to this point is slippery and covered with snow. Short detours are mandatory to reach this point. After some rest in Nangethati, it is finally time to move towards Ghirepnai, which is just an hour away. Spectacular panorama of Annapurna range, including the peaks like Annapurna South, Tarke Kang, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, and Hiunchuli welcome us to this town.

    Ghorepani stands for “horse water”. It was once a spot for horses and mules on their way to Pokhara from Jomsom. Reminiscent of ancient Tibetan route, this area is filled with trains of animals. You can even encounter 200 to 300 pack animals on a day. Approximately 5 hours of trek.

  • Day 4
    Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3195m) to Tadapani (2600m)

    Today, we will hike up to the top of probably the most beautiful viewpoint in Nepal. On an early morning, we will hike up to the Poon Hill, in order to witness the views of the sun rising high over the glistening snow-capped peaks. Unobstructed, 360-degree views of the mountains of the Annapurna region is surely set to make your mind boggle. The views are surely camera worthy and will remain embedded in your memory for a long time to come. Peaks like the Annapurna Feng, Fishtail mountain, Mt. Manaslu and Annapurna south shine in full glory and welcome the rising sun.

    After this wonderful experience, we will return back to Ghorepani and move upwards to the BahunDanda. From here, beautiful views of the mountain peaks will adorn the region. Moving forwards, we will be entering the rhododendron forests, making the views of the mountain peaks disappear. A steep and treacherous descent along a narrow path along the stream, bring us to clear pools. A jumble of boulders over waterfalls adorns the path. From here, a gentle path takes us to Banthanti.

    The trail now follows undulating paths to reach the vantage point of Tadapani (2540m). Briefly peeking views of the mountains will appear from this point. Tadapani essentially means “far water” and the name is apt as the water supply of the village is a long distance away. Approximately 6 hours trek.

  • Day 5
    Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1951m)

    Today, we will pass through rhododendron forests with open views of KimrongDanda. From Chuile, the path now takes us to a wooden forest. A gentle descent will bring us to a stone paved way which comes to an end in Ghandruk. Ghandruk (1951 m) is a large village, inhabited mostly by Gurung populations. It is the second; largest Gurung village in Nepal which is clustered with the slate roofed house. Terraced fields and narrow alleyways give an almost mystical beauty to the village which showcases the wonderful views of peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Macchapucchre. Exploring around Ghandruk is a wonderful experience at it beams with ethnicity and warmth. You have the opportunity of wearing the ethnic dress and clicking pictures with it or exploring the handicraft factory that this village is famous for. Approximately 4 hours of trek.

  • Day 6
    Trek to Kimche and drive to Pokhara

    This day brings an end to the trek and is mostly a downhill trek. Through terraced fields and village, the path reaches Kimche. Walking in the stone paved staircase takes about 2 hours. Views of Macchapucchre and Annapurna South adorn the path. From Kimche, we will be transferred to a local jeep to reach Nayapul. The 1.5 hours’ drive will be followed by another 1.5-hour drive to the beautiful lake city of Pokhara.

    Exploring around Pokhara is another experience worth all the trouble. Known as the most picturesque location in Nepal, lovely lakes adorn the city. Magnificent views of the mountain we observed from close by, are reflected in the massive Phewa Lake.

    Phewa Lake we the largest lake in the Kingdom and is the center of attraction of Pokhara. Most hotel in this city is situated around the lake, called commonly as the Lakeside. This enchanting lake contains a temple in the middle and we can hire a boat in order boat around the massive lake. 2 hours trek. 3 hours of drive.

  • Day 7
    Free day in Pokhara

    Pokhara is not only home to beautiful lakes, but also to natural creations like caves. We will visit the famous Mahendra Cave and the Gupteshore Cave today. Above the Gupteshwore cave is the Davis Falls. Also included is the opportunity to make a visit to the beautiful Mountaineering Museum which also contains a medal of the Macchapucchre. Clothes worn by the traditional Sherpa people and information about previous mountaineering expeditions in different regions of Nepal are showcased in the museum. Gurkha museum, Saragngkot and Peace Pagoda are other locations which we will visit if time permits. This relaxing day is surely set to make you forget the pain in your aching muscles after the trek

  • Day 8
    Fly / Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 9
    International Departure

Life on Trek

Trekking staff

Whilst on the trek, the Nepali guides and porters will ensure that you are well looked after. Every trek has an English speaking guide, known as the Sirdar, who is in overall charge. It is his responsibility to organize the trek en route and manage the guides and porters and deal with the local peoples and they are experts in trek organization, as well as being able to discuss the local culture, religion, and landscape. In addition there will be other guides, sometimes referred to by the generic term Sherpa, who will be your walking companions on the trek and will assist the Sirdar in organizing the logistic of the trek. On camping treks there will be full kitchen crew who are responsible for all aspects of catering. And finally there will be porters who are the transportation system of the Nepali mountains. They will carry the duffle bags and other equipment as necessary.


  • Fully equipped Camping treks - accommodation is provided in spacious 2 person tents. We use this method for our climbing trips and some treks where lodges are less frequent.
  • Lodge trek - accommodation is provided in the local Nepali lodges, some times known as tea- houses. It is usually necessary to share a double room. We use this method for our treks in the Annapurna and Everest regions.


On camping treks, all food is prepared by the trek cook - an expert in preparing delicious camp food. And most importantly, special care is taken to provide well - boiled, purified drinking water. On lodge treks, food is provided in the lodge and this ranges from delicious local specialties to common western dishes. If necessary, bottled water can be purchased from the lodges for a small fee, although many trekkers prefer to use fresh water with the added precaution of a purifying agent. You could bring some Chocolate or special energy drinks for yourself as these are hard to get in the Himalayas.

A typical trekking day

A typical day revolves around the Nepal sunrise and sunset. The day starts with an early wake up call. You then pack up your gear and enjoy a rousing breakfast before starting your morning's walk. The Sirdar will already be organized loads to porters and or animals, and your group will then set off on the trail at a leisurely pace, enjoying the view and stopping to take photographs. After 2-3 hours walk you stop for lunch. This lasts for about 90 minutes which gives you time to relax, or explore the local village. The afternoon's walk is usually shorter and we arrive at the campsite or tea-house in plenty of time to relax and savour the surroundings. Later in the evening dinner is served, giving you an opportunity to sample the delicious food, talk over the day's events, and look forward to another special day on the trails of Nepal.

Health and safety on the trek General

  • A comprehensive first aid kit is carried on the trek. However we advise that you also carry your personal first aid kit which includes specific items of preference.
  • We will, in an emergency, arrange for helicopter evacuation. (Note that you are required to hold insurance for this unlikely eventuality).
  • All meals on our camping trips are prepared to strict hygiene standards specifically for our groups, under the supervision of the trekking staff.
  • We use tea-houses that we now have strict hygiene standards and provide a broad menu.

High Altitude

Anyone can be affected by Altitude Sickness. However, our itineraries are specifically designed to minimize the risks associated with trekking to high altitudes by building in acclimatization and rest days. In the event of any symptoms we will ensure that the individual descends to a lower altitude to gain a quick recovery.

And finally……….. It must be stressed that whilst trekking in the Nepal Himalaya is challenging and rewarding, you must be prepared for he occasional inconvenience or discomfort. The correct mental attitude to trekking is as important as being physically prepared.


All equipment and food, and your own personal backpacks are carried by the porters or pack animals. It is only necessary to carry a camera or small daypack ! On camping treks all necessary camp equipment is provided - this includes dining tent, dining table and chairs, toilet tent, foam mattresses, and all cooking equipment. The only kit that you will need to bring is your own personal equipment and clothing.

Recommended Trekking Kit

The following is a list of clothing and accessories that we recommend that you take with you. This is not intended to be a comprehensive clothing and equipment list, rather it is intended to act as a reminder of those items that we feel are essential for your comfort and convenience. However we recognize that you may have your own personal preferences for clothing which may be equally as suitable.


  • Walking boots with suitable ankle support that have been worn - in prior to the trek, and which are waterproof.
  • Trainer or casual shoes, for trekking andor for traveling
  • Warm socks for colder areas.
  • Gaiters ,,in case of rain or snow.

Leg wear

  • Loose, casual trousers for trekking.
  • Thermal leggings for colder areas.
  • Long skirt for women as an alternative to trousers
  • Waterproof trousers


  • Selection of T-shirts, and long sleeved shirts, preferably not cotton.
  • Thermal shirt for colder areas.
  • Warm shirt, possibly fleece, for colder areas.
  • Fleece jacket or warm wool jumper.
  • Windproof, waterproof outer shell garment for higher altitudes.
  • Down jacket (optional for cold nights & mornings: can be hired in Kathmandu cheaply)

Head Hands

  • Wool or fleece hat, or balaclava.
  • Hat or cap for sun protection while trekking.
  • Sunglasses or goggles.
  • Sunscreen lotion and lip balm
  • Warm gloves.

Other Items

  • Strong rucksack, or large holdall to be carried by porters
  • Day sack to be carried personally.
  • Plastic bags or stuff sacks to storeseparate trekking gear inside your main bag.
  • One liter water bottle.
  • Personal first aid kit to include essential items.
  • Sleeping bag 4 season.
  • Torch, ideally head torch.
  • Camera and film! - for those not to be forgotten shots of the Himalaya.
  • Toilet items and towel.
  • Large handkerchief bandana for neck.

Recommended Mountaineering Kit

In additional to the items mentioned above for trekking the following is a list of the additional specialist items which are required for the trekking peaks.

  • Plastic or Leather mountaineering boots, with gaitors & crampons that have been tested for a good fit.
  • Fleece trousers or salopettes.
  • Additional mitts and gloves suitable for climbing.
  • Ice ace, and ski poles (Note: ice axe can hired in Kathmandu)
  • Climbing harness
  • 2 X tape slings
  • 2 X screw gate karabiners.
  • Descended abseil device Ascender

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