POON HILL TREK NEPAL
One of the popular treks in Nepal is the Poon Hill Trek, a short trek to lower altitude taking you into the Annapurna's. The mountain scenery is break taking and combines incredible scenery with a chance to see beautiful Gurung Villages along the way. The actual trek is relatively easy and includes walking alongside streams and through forests. It is at a low latitude of 3200m and so the risk of altitude sickness is greatly lowered.
The trek starts from Naya Pul and heads up through the rice fields along the riverside to Syaulibazar and then on to Ghandrung (1,950m). From here, the views of the famous Fishtail mountain, Machupuchre, is stunning. The climb up to Poon Hill takes about one hour and once there, provides incredible views of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna , Nilgiri, Fishtail and other famous mountains of the west region
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Poon Hill Trek Itinerary
Day-1: Arrive KathmanduArrival to Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.
Day-2: Guided SightseeingFull day of guided sightseeing of the Kathmandu Valley.
Day-3: Flight to PokharaThis morning we fly to Pokhara. After checking in at the hotel we will head out to view the major sites to include Vindyavasini Temple, and Mahendra Cave. We will also visit the Tibetan Refugee Camp and continue to David Falls before getting back to the Hotel. You can have some free time around the main Pokhara city to explore in on your own.
Day-4: Trek to GhandrungAfter breakfast, drive to the trek starting point Naya Pul (1 hr). The trek starts with descent of an hour to Birethanti. We then walk through the rice fields along the riverside to Syaulibazar. To get Ghandrung (1,950m) we climb through rice fields and forest. Here you will find an interesting Gurung village with a good chance to see the famous Fishtail mountain, Machupuchre. Overnight Lodge.
Day-5 : Trek to TadapaniToday we will trek through walk through the dense forest preserved by Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) for 3 hours. We will reach Banthanti for lunch after which the route ascends and descends until we reach Tadapani (2,540m). Lodge Overnight.
Day-6 : Trek to GhorepaniThe climb today is steep in some places as we head through a mixed forest of oak, magnolia and rhododendron to a small forest clearing. The trail then heads up to a ridge with fine views and drops a little to Ghorapani at 2834 meters. (Trekking: 5 hrs) Overnight Lodge.
Day-7: Hike up Poon hill, Trek to TirkhedungaThis morning we trek up Poon Hill at 3210m, a vantage point to view the Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and the Annapurna massif. We then head through rhododendron forests and make a steep descend on a stone staircase to Tirkhedungha (1,360m). (Trekking: 6 hrs) Overnight Lodge.
Day-8: Trek to Nayapul, drive to PokharaToday is an easy walk of 3/4 hours which will bring us back to Naya Pul, from where we will drive to Pokhara (1hr). Enjoy the attractions of Pokhara on your own. Overnight Hotel.
Day-9: Fly to KathmanduThis morning we will rise early and drive to Sarangkot for a view of sunrise over Machupuchre. After breakfast elephant, land rover and canoes will transfer you to waiting vehicles. You will drive to airport and fly to Kathmandu. Rest will be the free day at Kathmandu. Hotel
Day-10: Depart Kathmandu Final Departure from Kathmandu.
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