Annapurna Poon Hill trek

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Annapurna Poon Hill trek


9 days




Annpurna Region


 Duration: 9 days
 Trip Grade: Moderate
 Best Season: February, March-May and September-December
 Altitude: 3210 m
 Activity: Trekking & Hiking
 Group Size: 2-15

The Annapurna Poon Hill Trek in Nepal is a premier adventure, captivating enthusiasts with its breathtaking landscapes. Nestled in the Annapurna region, Ghorepani and Poon Hill offer a perfect fusion of majestic mountain panoramas, warm hospitality, and thrilling adventure in a serene atmosphere. Also known as the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, it caters to those who appreciate towering peaks, natural charm, and a welcoming crew, providing stunning views of peaks like Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna IV, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Macchapuchre, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Nilgiri, and more. Ghorepani, a scenic Gurung village against the Annapurna massif, offers panoramic views, especially enchanting during early mornings and evenings. Spring, with its rhododendron blossoms and clear skies, is the optimal time for this trek, promising a harmonious blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and exhilarating adventure for those embarking on this unforgettable journey.

The Annapurna Poon Hill trek commences from Nayapul, a location merely an hour's drive from the city of Pokhara. As you embark from Nayapul, the journey unfolds amidst lush landscapes adorned with picturesque villages and expansive farmlands. These communities showcase the traditional yet culturally rich lifestyle of the ethnic residents. The trek offers an enriching experience with diverse flora and fauna, as it traverses through the Annapurna conservation area. The true essence of the journey reveals itself against the backdrop of the stunning Himalayas in Ghorepani and Poon Hill. Nestled near JhinuDanda, a natural hot spring awaits, providing a refreshing respite from the exertion of the trek. The Annapurna Poon Hill trek serves as an excellent pause to unload your burdens and replenish your energy for the remaining adventure.


Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Kathmandu Sightseeing - 1400 Meters/4578ft

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara (820 meters/2682ft) - 6 hours

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul (1070 Meters/3498ft) - 1:30 hours and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540 meters/5036ft) - 04 hours

Day 5: Trek to Ghorepani (2860 Meters/9352ft) - 05 hours

Day 6: Hike to Poonhill (3210 Meters/10496ft) - 01 hour and Trek to Tadapani (2630 Meters) - 05 hours

Day 7: Trek to Pokhara (820 meters/2682ft) - 06 hours

Day 8: Drive to Kathmandu (1400 Meters/4578ft) - 06 hours

Day 9: Departure day


Day 1

Upon arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, a friendly representative from Adventure Advisor Nepal will be there to greet us and provide transportation to our designated hotel. After settling in at the hotel, unwind yourself. In the evening, a warm welcome dinner will be hosted by AAN. During this delightful dinner, we will have the opportunity to savor authentic Nepalese cuisine, giving you a taste of the rich culinary culture of the country. We enjoy overnight stay in Kathmandu.

Elevation: 1400m/4600 ft
Day 2

On the second day, we'll embark on a day tour in Kathmandu, a city adorned with artistic palaces, beautiful monuments, ancient temples, and structures of historical and cultural significance, boasts seven out of the ten UNESCO-listed world heritage sites. Today's itinerary includes a guided exploration of these UNESCO-listed heritage sites in Kathmandu, showcasing the rich history, vibrant culture, and architectural treasures of Nepal. Our journey begins at Kathmandu Durbar Square, where the palaces, temples, and monuments are adorned with exquisite art, crafts, and carvings. Subsequently, we will be guided to Swayambhunath Stupa (Monkey Temple), Pashupatinath Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa, each offering a unique cultural experience.

Elevation: 1400m/4578ft
Day 3

In the morning, a designated vehicle will pick up from your hotel for a scenic drive to the enchanting lakeside city of Pokhara. The journey unfolds along the picturesque Prithvi Highway, lasting approximately six to seven hours, offering breathtaking views of the Trishuli River, hills, and villages in the first half. The second leg of the drive captivates with countryside landscapes and lush greenery. Upon reaching Pokhara, we will be transferred to a hotel where we can check in and take a well-deserved rest. In the evening, a leisurely walk along the lakeside provides captivating views of lakes and mountains. Tonight, accommodation will be at a hotel in Pokhara.

Elevation: 820m/2682ft
Driving: 6 Hrs
Day 4

In the early morning, following breakfast, we embark on a brief one-hour drive to Nayapul, the actual starting point of our trek. From Nayapul, our trek commences, guiding us through a verdant landscape towards Birethanti, a thriving town inhabited by members of ethnic communities. Navigating through the streets of Birethanti, we traverse bamboo forests and pass by a waterfall. Continuing our journey, we proceed towards Ranghai, ascending the valley until we reach the village of Tikhedhunga. Tonight, accommodation will be at a guesthouse/lodge in Tikhedhunga.

Elevation: 1540m/5036ft
Hiking: 4 Hrs
Driving: 1:30 Hrs
Day 5

Today, we traverse a suspension bridge spanning a lively stream, making our way up the stone-paved step stairs to reach Ulleri. Situated at an elevation of 2800 meters, Ulleri is a substantial village predominantly inhabited by the Magar community. Ascending through the town, we navigate across scenic meadows to our designated lunch spot at the campsite. Continuing our journey, we progress along the trail, crossing two streams and ascending towards Nagenthanti. The path leads us higher until we emerge in the captivating village of Ghorepani.Upon reaching Ghorepani, we are treated to breathtaking vistas of prominent peaks such as Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Hiunchuli, and more. Tonight, we rest at a guesthouse in Ghorepani, where we will enjoy our dinner.

Elevation: 2860m/9352ft
Hiking: 5 Hrs
Day 6

Awakening with the first light, we venture into the early morning to capture the mesmerizing sunrise unfolding from Poonhill, a coveted viewpoint nestled within Nepal's Annapurna region. This renowned spot is celebrated for its striking perspectives of both sunrise and sunset, casting a panoramic gaze upon the majestic mountains that form the Annapurna range. The ethereal glow of the morning sun, painting the Annapurna massif in hues of gold, is a truly remarkable spectacle. Poonhill's charm extends beyond, showcasing a sweeping panorama that encompasses iconic peaks like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Tukuche Peak, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. VarahaShikhar, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Mt. Machhapuchhre, LamjungHimal, and more. Each mountain contributes to the enchantment of this hallowed place. Following our immersion in these breathtaking vistas, we retrace our path to Ghorepani, where our journey continues along a trail guiding us towards Tadapani. As the day concludes, we find relaxation in a guesthouse or lodge in Tadapani, where a wholesome meal awaits us.

Elevation: 3210m/10496ft
Hiking: 6 hour
Day 7

Approaching the end of our trek, today we descend through a forested area with scenic views to Ghandruk, a renowned Gurung village in the Annapurna region. From Ghandruk, we proceed to Kimche, where we catch a vehicle to our Pokhara hotel. In the evening, explore Pokhara's streets. Enjoy the pristine air by Phewa Lake with mountain views. Optionally, take a city sightseeing tour at an extra cost. Tonight, we stay at a Pokhara hotel.

Elevation: 820m/2682ft
Hiking: 3 Hrs
Day 8

Wrapping up our journey, we drive back following the familiar route along the Prithvi Highway to Kathmandu. Once we arrive, we'll be seamlessly transferred to our designated hotel in Kathmandu. Tonight's accommodation is arranged in a hotel in Kathmandu.

Elevation: 1400m/4578ft
Driving: 6 Hrs
Day 9

Today our adventure in Nepal come at the end to say good bye. Collecting memories we proceed for the airport. Our representative will escorts us to the airport.



1. Accommodation:

Accommodation in city as per booking on twin sharing basis.

3 Nights Hotel in Kathmandu.

2 Nights Hotel in Pokhara.

3 Nights comfortable and well-equipped lodges or tea houses along the trekking route.

2. Meals:

Meals on BB Plan in city area.

Full-board meals throughout the trek, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Local and international cuisine options to cater to various preferences.

3. Transportation:

International and Domestic Airport transfers

Domestic Tickets if mentioned in the Itinerary.

All necessary ground transportation during the trek.

4. Professional Guide and Porter:

Experienced and knowledgeable trekking guide.

Porter service for carrying trekking equipment, allowing travelers to focus on the journey.

5. Permits and Fees:

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)

Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card.

6. Safety Measures:

Comprehensive first aid kit and emergency medical evacuation arrangements.

Experienced staff trained in altitude sickness prevention and response.

7. Cultural Experience:

Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, exploring cultural and historical landmarks.

Opportunities to interact with local communities and learn about their traditions.

8. Scenic Route:

Trekking through picturesque landscapes, including terraced fields, rhododendron forests, and traditional villages.

Panoramic views of Annapurna and Machapuchare mountain ranges.

9. Flexible Itinerary:

Well-planned trekking itinerary with acclimatization days to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.

Flexibility to accommodate changes due to weather conditions or unexpected events.

10. Group Activities:

Group activities and bonding opportunities during the trek.

Group celebration upon reaching Annapurna Base Camp.


1. International Flights:

International Flight cost is not included in the package.

2. Personal Expenses:

Expenses such as additional meals, beverages, snacks, and personal items.

Tips for guides and porters.

3. Travel Insurance:

Travelers are responsible for obtaining their own travel insurance covering medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and other unforeseen events.

4. Nepal Visa:

The cost of obtaining a visa for Nepal is not included in the package.

5. Optional Activities:

Optional excursions or activities not specified in the itinerary.

6. Equipment Rental:

Rental costs for trekking gear, if needed, are not included.

7. Additional Accommodations:

           Accommodations in Kathmandu before or after the scheduled itinerary are not included.

8. Charges for Extra Services:

Any additional services not mentioned in the itinerary may incur extra charges.

9. Medical Expenses:

Expenses related to pre-existing medical conditions and medications are not covered.

10. Natural Calamities:

Unforeseen events such as natural disasters, political unrest, or any circumstances beyond the tour operator's control.


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