Poon Hill Panorama Trek  |  11 Days

If you desire the solitude amongst the elements of nature or want to learn about the unique culture or maybe even get away from the mundane life and modern conveniences, Poon Hill Panorama Trek offers you all of the aforementioned experiences. Whether you are a travel fanatic or a social media queen or a sincere enthusiast yearning for new life experiences, Poon Hill Trek is the best option there is. With a moderate level of difficulty throughout the trek while not having to deal with the harsh nature at nights, this trek Is a perfect blend of both natural proximity and teahouse stay.

Poon Hill Panorama Trek of 11 days begins after you land in Kathmandu. Kathmandu offers cultural and religious architectures and traditional practices in such a wide variety that you can’t help but marvel the quaint yet bustling city. Here, we visit many such places to move ahead to Pokhara, the City of Lakes. Pokhara is a major attraction to thousands of tourists all over the world. It is also a home to many lakes which also help develop a sincere affection towards the city. After exploring Pokhara, our real trek begins and we first trek to Tikhedhunga and then to Ghorepani. We pass through the forested path, rice fields, and rhododendron and oak forests along the way to Ghorepani to get the beautiful view of the mountainous landscape. The trek to Poon hill is rewarded with an enchanting sunrise over the majestic Himalayas which take our breath away. The Himalayan ranges of Annapurna South(7219 m), Mt Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), Nilgiri (6940 m) and other similarly splendid mountains are simply are fascinatingly unforgettable. We then trek to the gorgeous Ghandruk village where the simple living Gurung welcome us to their humble homes. Our trek continues through Pothana, Landruk, and Dhampus to end our journey after reaching Kathmandu.

Poon Hill Panorama Trek or Annapurna view trek is one of the best popular trekking in Nepal, Annapurna Poon Hill trek is also known as panorama trekking - is one of the short Trek in Annapurna region. We are one of the prestigious companies with an honorable history of providing the best services to our clients. The company has maintained its stature as one of the biggest names in Nepal tourism industry by constantly generating satisfied clients through the years. We always provide excellent accommodation, transportation, legal guiding, and trekking/tour guides so that there aren’t any compromises in the experience of the clients.

Trip Highlights

  • A moderate short country walks around Annapurna Himalaya mid hills with exceptional views.
  • In Kathmandu sightseeing tour and exciting cultural and historical place.
  • Poon Hill Panorama Trek  3,210 m high.
  • Poon Hill, for stunning sunrise views.
  • Ghandruk lovely village and the museum to witness Gurung history and culture.

Itinerary

  • 1 Arrive in Kathmandu via respective airlines and transfer to hotel. You will be received by our company representative at the airport will you will be transferred to your respective hotel. We meet for a short introductory briefing about the trek later in the afternoon. You will be welcomed with a dinner featuring Nepali food culture.
  • 2 In Kathmandu sightseeing tour at places of interest and trek preparation.We spend our whole day exploring the Kathmandu valley. We visit different religious and historical places in Kathmandu including Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square and others places if time permits. We buy proper gears and equipment for the trek. Overnight in Kathmandu.
  • 3 Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive) You can either drive to Pokhara or take a flight. You will be accompanied by the hilly landscape and winding roads should you choose to drive and you will get scenic views of the Himalayas if you take a flight. After reaching Pokhara, we explore the City of Lakes and then go back to the hotel.
  • 4 From Pokhara drive to Nayapul (trek point) 4 hrs trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,440m.The next morning, our journey continues from Pokhara with a drive to Nayapul and then our trek towards Tikhedhunga begins. The trek entails stone staircase along the Modi Khola. We pass through numerous waterfalls as we head towards Tikhedhunga. We pass through a few villages to finally reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight in Tikhedhunga.
  • 5 Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m | 9,130ft) overnight in lodge - 06 hrs.The next day, we depart from Tikhedhunga and head for Ghorepani after an early breakfast. The day is quite challenging as we need to walk straight up to the face of the mountain for about 4 hours. We ascend through villages, pastures and rhododendron forests to reach Ghorepani. We are treated with marvelous scenic views of the enthralling mountain massifs like Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna I (8,091m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m) and numerous other mountains. Overnight in Ghorepani.
  • 6 Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,640m | 8,850ft) - 05 hrs.We hike to Poon hill early in the morning. The sunrise over the Himalayas is a heavenly phenomenon that amazes to such an extent that this experience will be forever etched in your memory. You get the view of mountains like Annapurna South(7219 m), Mt Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m) and many more. After capturing these wonderful moments in Poon Hill, we’ll move towards Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.
  • 7 Trek to Ghandruk 1,940m | 6,364ft - 04 hrs.We descend towards Ghandruk through a steep forested path full of rhododendrons. The trails continue as we go through Baise Kharka and we come across the variety of biodiversity. The trail goes through a steep descent and we reach Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is one of the biggest Gurung villages in Nepal and it is widely renowned for the ‘Homestay’ approach adopted by the village as a way to improve the tourism in the area. You can also feast your eyes with the panoramic ranges of mountains like Annapurna South. Overnight in Ghandruk.
  • 8 Trek to Potana 1,800 m via Landruk - 06 hrs.After an early breakfast, we continue our trek toPothana. We walk through quite a bit of downhill that is followed by multiple ascends and descends that stretches with a usual gorgeous view. We again go uphill to reach Landruk followed by Deurali. The trek is relatively easy considering there aren’t steep terrains. Overnight in Pothana.
  • 9 Trek to Dhampus 1,530m - 02 hrs walks with an hour drive to Pokhara.This is the last walking day of Poon Hill trek and we continue on our trail towards Dhampus. We walk through various small villages of ethnic Gurung community that gives you an opportunity to witness their lifestyle. The trail through these villages gives you an idea how a typical Nepali village looks while you are continually treated with scenic pleasures. After a short walk, we reach Dhampus. After reaching Dhampus, we drive towards Pokhara.
  • 10 Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.Early in the morning, we fly back to Kathmandu during which we can get aerial views of various mountain ranges. Upon reaching Kathmandu you can take a rest and shop souvenirs or roam around the city. Overnight in Kathmandu
  • 11 International Departure for Homeward bound.Our tour comes to an end this day. After an early breakfast and hotel checkout, our company representative will help you with your final departure via a scheduled flight.

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle.
  • Three Night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Two Night hotel accommodation in Pokhara.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • Farewell dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant with the cultural dance show.
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary.
  • An experienced, English-speaking and government-licensed trek leader (Guide)
  • Porter service (3 trekkers: 1 porter).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation, and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Duffle bag, down jacket, sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees and Annapurna Conversation Area Project ( permits) fees.
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Excludes:

  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters.
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s). and driver(s).
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  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
    Thailand

    Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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    I Have Traveled a lot in My Life, But This Trekking Company was Phenomenal Everything was well set from the trip planning process to the actual trip itself made an incredible experience. We were provided a recommendation from one of our Near friends to plan a trip best suited to our travel style. Our travel agent Mr. Dhungana responded to all emails and phone calls quickly. He is a very genuine and humble guy.  We decided on an 11day trip in Ghore Pani Poon Hill Trek upon our arrival, we were warming welcomed by the company. Reasonable Treks and Tour owner Mr. Anil Dhungana We never stressed about late arrivals or transportation. Everyone was found punctual about time (and early in most cases). All guides and drivers were courteous, knowledgeable and professional the day trekking we had was the perfect combination of fun, educational, and relaxing. We felt we had the perfect amount of time in each place. Along the way, our travel agent was checking up with the guides to make sure everything was going well. We even met up with him towards the end of the trip so he could make sure everything went well. It was such a nice gesture and not something everyone would do. He really cares for his clients, and I hope we get to travel to Nepal or its surroundings again With Reasonable Treks and Tour so we can use his services again. Thank you so Much Mr. Anil DHungana And his Team we will Return Back next Time  

  • Poon Hill: Hidden Paradise 11 days Trek
    Norway

    Poon Hill: Hidden Paradise 11 days Trek

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    I was in Nepal for the very first time. I did the Poon Hill Panorama trek and loved every bit of it! The Guide Mr. Anish for our group was amazing! The trek around Poon hill is a very winy trek, with nice accommodation and large variety of food is provided. Despite the variety of food being equitable, I choose Daal Bhaat almost always as Nepali people excel in this dish. Nepal is a beautiful country and rich in cultural diversity. Once you have experienced the Himalayas up close, you will want to return over and over again. Good memories!!! I had the pleasure of trekking with Reasonable Treks in October 2018 and couldn’t be more satisfied with the services offered. Thanks again Anil and team will visit soon in Nepal.

  • Great Experience
    Malaysia

    Great Experience

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    This is my first Nepal I did The  11 Days Poon hill panorama trekking with Reasonable Treks And Tour  Although I was alone, the porter and guide took good care of me, giving me in-depth knowledge of each village and mountain. Really enjoyed the trek a lot, Guide was very helpful, friendly and kind. Porter, he is strong, honest and friendly. I want to highly recommend this Company Reasonable Treks And Tour.

Trip Note

Poon Hill Panorama Trek.

Sheltered by the Annapurna Massif, is the Poon Hill Panorama Trek. harbors bewitching natural wonders and graceful ethnic communities. Annapurna, literal meaning in Nepali being the giver of food and nourishment, has civilizations that have flourished in its lush hills and the dry rain shadow areas alike. To trek through this region is a dream for most trekkers as it combines most things they seek for in one package.  Iconic peaks such as the Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Hiunchuli (6441m)along with the notoriously dangerous and massive Annapurna (8091m) lie in this region. Dotted around the trails are villages of the charming Gurung, Manangi and the Thakali communities.

Accommodation on Poon Hill Panorama Trek.

Nepali are known to be naturally graceful in nature. It's no different in the Poon Hill Panorama Trek. Teahouses have sprung around the trekking regions, where you go from one teahouse to the next till you complete the trek. Tea houses offer basic accommodation and meals. These lodges are located along the routes and offer basic twin rooms, attached or common bathrooms, a dining room, and the ability to use wifi or take a hot shower at an extra cost. In addition to this, there are options for luxury treks where you can spend time on wonderful lodges and mini-hotels, which provide you with the most luxurious experience if you are ready to pay.               

Transportation on Poon Hill Panorama Trek.

You can take a flight, bus or hire a vehicle to travel to the Poon Hill Panorama Trek. The most famous starting point of any trips in the Annapurna region is Pokhara. There is an established trekking infrastructure, with an easy access to start the trek at around an hours’ distance from Pokhara. From Pokhara, you have a choice if you want to start your trek right away or travel to the next destination by a vehicle. You will find plenty of buses leaving for different places every day at different times. You will need to get tickets to travel by buses in order to get a seat. After you reach the higher altitudes in the region, you find comparatively fewer vehicles.

Food & Meals On Poon Hill Panorama Trek.

You may not get the fanciest meals as you head to remote areas, but you sure will get the fascinating taste of food and a variety to choose from even in such places. The most popular meal you can get here is the Dal Bhat set. It includes Rice, lentils, vegetables and even meat in some places. Three Dal Bhat meals a day and you are ready to go. You will also find various other food items such as soups, momos, noodles etc. Look out for bakeries, they will have items such as bread and doughnuts.

Backpack list on Poon Hill Panorama Trek.

You have to keep in mind that you must carry only what is needed. Even if you have a porter, there are weight limits in such agreements. Thus, you should only care to take the essentials that will be used on your trip. The ideal backpack would consist of:

  • Proper clothing: Strong durable warm jackets, sweat absorbent clothes for trekking, inner layers, undergarments, trousers, and socks.
  • Gears: hats, beanies, buff/balaclava, gloves, and Hiking/trekking shoes.
  • Accessories: trekking poles, sunglasses, lamps/headlamps, water bottles, first aid kits, medication tablets, toiletries etc.
  • Additional items: snacks, electronic gadgets (power bank, kindle, tablets), game cards etc.

You should have a proper bag that can accommodate all the necessities. If you hire a porter, you can add another bag under the weight limit for your porter to carry.

Guides & Porters on Poon Hill Panorama Trek.

It is completely up to you to hire guides and porters. But it surely is highly recommended that you do so. Not only will the guide help you in the trek by leading you to your destination, but he will also be your Nepali companion for the trek.  He will help with dealings to be made in lodges, communicate in Nepalese in the villages and other necessities during the trek. The number of guides and porters vary depending on the number of guests and the amount of luggage. This may not be fixed precisely in advance due to unpredictable conditions in the mountains.

Electricity/ Recharge & Internet on Poon Hill Panorama Trek.

Wi-Fi is now widely available in most of the teahouses and lodges in the trekking area, albeit the speeds are lower, but as you trek to higher altitudes the speed may be far slower than what you may be used to.  The connection may also be disrupted by weather conditions. The lodges generally sell Wifi card for NRs. 350 or NRs. 500. As you climb further in altitude, the standard lodges there are very cheap, and one of the factors is they don’t provide electricity for luxuries like charging your electronics. You need to pay hourly up to 2-4 USD for that, it is advised to take a fully charged power bank so you have something to rely on when you climb higher.

Group Size & Crew Member on Poon Hill Panorama Trek.

Your group size can vary according to your preference. However, you have to note that the larger the group, the more porters and guides are required for the smooth operation of the trek. If you are going on camping treks, you will be needing crew members skilled in navigating along with guides, porters and cooks. Other than this, the normal teahouse treks warrant reasonable guides, assistant guides, and ample porters. There will not be other difficulties as the routes are already well established, and can accommodate even larger groups. Apart from this, you may travel alone if you wish but that depends upon the agreement that you are responsible for your own safety.

Medical Facility on Poon Hill Panorama Trek.

We recommend that you bring some medications that you would normally use for a headache, flu, stomach problems, and other common sicknesses along with you. In addition to this, your trekking guide will also most likely be traveling with a first aid kit. Most guides are also well versed in first aid procedure and basic medical and life aid, which they have garnered through training and experience. There are small medical stations around the villages, which can help with primary treatment.  The prominent hospitals are down in Pokhara, which you can get to through helicopter rescues if things go very uncharacteristically awry.

Flight Cancellations & Delay (Internal) Poon Hill Panorama Trek.

Traveling by the domestic airlines in Nepal can be a real headache. Due to the unpredictable weather changes, you can face flight delays and even cancellations. This might disrupt your trekking schedule. Thus it is best to schedule your flight a day ahead so that if in any case your flight is canceled, you can take the next flight and reach in time for your trek. Or, the best next alternative is to travel by road. You can get tickets for public buses or hire private jeeps/vans to travel to your destination. Traveling by bus can be extremely cheaper than traveling by air or hiring vehicles. The alternatives to any unpredictable situations during travel are usually arranged by travel agencies. However, the additional costs of these services have to be paid by you since they are not covered by the agreement between you and the travel agency.

Altitude Sickness on Poon Hill Panorama Trek.

Altitude sickness can happen to anyone. At high altitudes, you have to maintain a slow and steady pace giving your body the least amount of work to do. Once you ascend an altitude of 3000 meters, you have to take a step further in being careful. The worst part here is that altitude sickness cannot be cured or removed in an instant. It can lead to other problems such as high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE)! As soon as you see the symptoms (shortness of breath, fatigue, insomnia, headache, nausea, etc.) of it, it is best to descend right away. Medications such as Diamox can help you to minimize the effects of the altitude sickness. It is better to stay hydrated, get adequate rest and acclimatize to the location to avoid this sickness.

Best Season to travel on Poon Hill Panorama Trek.

One of the most important things you must know before going off a trek is to know the best time to go on the trek. It isn't as easy as going off whenever you want to. The climate and the unpredictable weather during particular seasons can make a big difference in your experience of the trek. It is best to avoid the monsoon and peak winter season for treks in the Poon Hill Panorama Trek. The ideal time to trek is considered to be around October to early December and late February to April. There is a lower risk of heavy snowfall and dangerous slippery trails. You'll find the perfect weather, dry trails and the best possible views.

Insurance & Rescue on Poon Hill Panorama Trek.

When you are traveling at altitudes like that of the Poon Hill Panorama Trek, you can face unexpected circumstances at any time during the journey. You must get yourself a good insurance policy that covers such situations. Many travel insurance companies do not have policies that cover high altitude traveling. Be sure to check your insurance policy. If you get injured or if you need immediate evacuation, you will require a rescue team to come for you. In dire cases, one might require a helicopter rescue, or might have to be carried back by a yak or horse. Rescue services such as hiring a helicopter can be really expensive. It is best to have insurance to cover all of these charges. You can find insurance providers who also cover your insurance at high altitudes.

Booking & Payments on Poon Hill Panorama Trek.

You will not have a hard time finding a travel agency that will arrange for you a decent journey to the Poon hill Panorama Trek. You can schedule a trek at your choice of destination online or in person. Or you can also place your interest and the travel agency will give you the perfect time to leave for your trek. Terms and agreements applied, you will have to comply with the demands set by the agencies before booking your trip. You will be required to send necessary documents such as passports, and advanced payment for your confirmation. You can be charged a certain amount of money depending upon the agency if you want to cancel a booking.

Acclimatization on Poon Hill Panorama Trek.

Acclimatization is a vital aspect of any high altitude travel. It is a process by which your body develops an increase in the number of red blood cells which increases the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood. This lowers your risk of getting altitude sickness. Acclimatization may require several hours up to a day or two. Your body needs time to adjust to the new climate and thus function accordingly. It is recommended that you spend a night or more at every checkpoint you reach so that your body can acclimatize to the climate. You can get enough rest and also enjoy the surroundings while you're at it.

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We provide the price per person is fixed as stated below. We provide a 5% discount for a booking of 5 or more than 5 people. If a group booking of more than 15 people we provide discount up to 10% for your trip.

Note: Start date is your arrival date in Nepal and end date is the returning date from Nepal. 

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  • Trip Cost USD $550
  • Trip Duration 11 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Accomodation3 Star (or greater) Hotel, Kathmandu, Pokhara and tea house during The Trek
  • Transportation: All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. All meals during the trek
  • Max. Altitude: 3,210 m at Poon Hill
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