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Poonhill Sunrise Trek

Poonhill is the beautiful ridge located to the north of Pokhara. Poonhill is famous for offering the best sunrise views in Pokhara. One can easily take the short Poonhill trekking package to reach the enchanting ridge of Poonhill…

rek
:
Poonhill Trek
Duration
:
10 days
Highest Point
:
4130m
Best Season
:
March - May/Sept - Nov
Accommodation
:
Hotel and Tea house
Entry Point : Pokhara
Tour Finish
:
Pokhara
Group Size : Min-1 Max-14
Poonhill is the beautiful ridge located to the north of Pokhara. Poonhill is famous for offering the best sunrise views in Pokhara. One can easily take the short Poonhill trekking package to reach the enchanting ridge of Poonhill. The pleasant sunrise at Poonhill trek passes through culturally rich villages that are set against the backdrop of majestic mountains. Along with sunrise view over Annapurna Mountain, Poonhill also offers panoramic views of several mountains including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains. Heading north of Pokhara, we will take one hour of drive to Nayapul. We will leave the wide pitch black road and follow the off the beaten trekking trail. The trail continues through gushing river, forest of blooming rhododendrons and Gurung settlements to Poonhill. Along with sunrise view, one can awaken spiritual feelings in the tranquil Annapurna region.Poonhill trekking route passes through the settlement of Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. We will visit the famous hill station of Poonhill and enjoy the sunrise view. Trekking continues through Ghorepani back to Nayapul. Pokhara lies one hour of drive far from Nayapul.
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu(1,300m)
  • Day 02:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m) 5hrs
  • Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m) 50min Trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) 4hrs
  • Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675m) 6hrs
  • Day 05: Ghorepani to Poonhill (3180m) and to Tadapani (2675m) 6hrs
  • Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m) 3hrs
  • Day 07: Ghandruk to Pothana (1990m) 6hrs
  • Day 08: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m) 4hrs, Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 10: Departure
Cost Included

  • Airport Pick Up and Drop

  • Tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and pokhara inclusive of breakfast

  • Meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) while on trek

  • Accommodation at guesthouses/ lodges on the trek

  • 1highly experienced and friendly Guide, Porters, their food, accommodation. Remuneration, equipment’s, insurance)

  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara on tourist bus

  • Annapurna Conservation Permit and TIMS permit

  • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle

  • Government tax and office service charge

  • Sleeping bag and down jacket (if required)

  • Government tax and service charge


Cost Excluded

  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara other than breakfast

  • Travel Insurance

  • International airfare to and from Nepal

  • Nepal Tourist Visa Fee US$25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 15days, US$40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 30days. Visa can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- Kathmandu

  • Items of personal nature

  • Alcoholic beverages, hot water, hot shower charges on trek, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet

  • Tips for guide and porters


 

 
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  • Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu transfer to Hotel.
  • Up on your arrival at International airport at Kathmandu, our airport representatives meets you at the airport and transfers you to the hotel at Thamel.
 
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m) 5hrs
  • After breakfast, we will reach Tourist Buspark, Kantipath. Bus leave from Kathmandu to Pokhara at about 7am. We will follow Prithvi Highway for 5hrs to reach Pokhara. Journey continues with views of cablecar at Kurintar and Trishuli River. Following Marsyangdi River through terraced fields, we will reach Seti River and continue our journey to Pokhara. Pokhara is the second largest city of Nepal. Pokhara offers great views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Peaks.
 
  • Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul (1050m) 50min Trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) 4hrs
  • We will cover 42km distance from Prithvi Chowk and cross beautiful Lumle village to Nayapul (1050m). Poonhill sunrise trek starts from Nayapul. Following Modi River, we will walk past forest of blooming rhododendron and cross small stream. We will cross Birethanti after about half an hour of trek and arrive at Tirkhedhunga.
 
  • Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675m) 6hrs
  • Steep trek for about 2hrs will take us to Ulleri (2070m). We will cross the Magar village of Banthanti from where we can get spectacular views of Machhapuchhre Mountain (6997m), Hiunchuli Mountain (6441m) and Annapurna South Mountain (7219m).  We will cross the small river and climb to Nangethanti. We will arrive at Ghorepani from where we can get soaring views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other mountains.
 
  • Day 05: Ghorepani to Poonhill for sunrise (3180m) and to Tadapani (2675m) 6hrs
  • Poonhill is popular for best sunrise view in Pokhara. We will rise very early and reach the base of Poonhill. About an hour of climb will take us to Poonhill viewpoint. We can get sunrise view over Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m), Annapurna I Mountain (8091m), Annapurna II Mountain (7937m), Annapurna III Mountain (7855m), Annapurna IV Mountain (7525m), Annapurna South Mountain (729m), Nilgiri Mountain (6940m), Tukuche Mountain (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other mountains. We will return to hotel in Ghorepani for breakfast and then take descending trail to Tadapani village from where we can get views of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Fishtail and other mountains.
 
  • Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m) 3hrs
  • 3hrs of easy walk through forest of oak, rhododendron and other alpine flowers will take us to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the large Gurung village. We can get striking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other Mountains from viewpoint in Ghandruk. Homestay in Ghandruk is a pleasant experience. We will be welcomed by the locals with Khada and traditional dance will be performed in evening in our honor.
 
  • Day 07: Ghandruk to Pothana (1990m) 6hrs
  • 6hrs of trek will be enough to take us to Pothana. We will take the descending trail and cross the stone steps to reach Kimbu (Bee Hive) that exists on the edge of Modi Khola at 1200m altitude. We will climb through the stone steps to Landruk. The trail escalates uphill to Deurali (2150m). We will walk through the village of Tolkha (1850m) from where we can view Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Lamjung Mountain and other mountains. From Deurali, we will lower down to Pothana where we will stay overnight.
 
  • Day 08: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m) 4hrs, Drive to Pokhara
  • It takes about 4hrs of trek to reach Dhampus Phedi (1113m). We need to walk through forest for about an hour before following the gravel road. Crossing the scenic Dhampus village, we will reach the base of Dhampus hill which is known as Dhampus Fedi. We will catch the vehicle from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara and return to hotel in Pokhara where we will stay overnight
 
  • Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu
  • We drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and transfer your hotel, spare time for your family shopping.
 
  • Day 10:Final departure
  • Our trip to Nepal ends today. We will be dropped off at the airport by a company representative 3 hours before the scheduled flight.
 

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