Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill a famous trekking destination in Nepal- A short trek in Annapurna Region

Trip Overview

Poon Hill Trek Overview

For a moment you want to forget the comforts of life. You want to think of being in Nepal which is astonishingly beautiful. You want to see the nature of Nepal which is of world-class. You want to see the tallest snow-covered mountains, you want to walk on a scenic trekking trail, and you want to be in a remote place, untouched by modernization. You will see in Nepal the old beliefs that your country does not believe at all as well as the infrastructure that your country thinks outdated. If you wish to see what your ancestor has seen, then you should visit Nepal, especially, its remote places which are looked upon as the best in the world. These are also the places where you will see how nature can be powerful with her beauties, and they welcome you with their original form and make your trip memorable, one of these places is Poon Hill Ghorepani, and the Poon Hill Trek is borne out of it.

Poon Hill Trek is one of the famous treks of Nepal. Because Poon Hill Trek takes place in the Annapurna Region, the second-best trekking region after the Everest. Poon Hill Trek offers a spectacular view of mountains that no other country can offer. The view is so panoramic, so rewarding, and so breath-taking and proves wrong to the people who think only the difficult trek has a beautiful view. Poon Hill trek takes you to a lush forest, traditional villages, and to the people who are helpful, and who have unique culture and traditions. Poon Hill trek is loved by your family, friends, and relatives because it is not only easy but also takes place in the Annapurna Region, the region where the trekkers want to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek, Annapurna Base Camp and Mardi Trek, these are the best treks in the world.

Accommodation

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you are going to stay at the 3-star category hotel (Value). During trekking, you will spend your night in a tea house. The tea house is a lodge or a guest house. The tea house is an old name for a lodge because trekkers and climbers gave this name 40 years ago. After all, it used to sell only tea then. Now they also sell meals as well as provide bedrooms for the trekkers and climbers. The old name tea house is still used by the trekking agencies in Nepal. Hence, the name tea house trek. Tea house differs from village to village where you are going to spend your night. Some have attached bathrooms as well as running a hot water facility, while others have only basic facilities, that is, you have to share a toilet and a bathroom with others. This is so because they are located in a high altitude and the remotest area. Some provide dormitory-style accommodation, but they also provide you a bed, a pillow, a blanket, and a bedsheet still, you must have your sleeping bag. 

  • Kathmandu- 3 Nights
  • Pokhara- 2 Nights
  • Mountain Teahouse/ Guesthouse- 3 Nights

Transportation

In your trip cost, we have also included the transportation fare, so that you do not have to pay from your pocket when you are in Nepal. The fare includes pick up from the airport as well as drop off at the airport by the private vehicle. As well as other transportation facilities like driving from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.

How to get noticed outside at the airport?

You will be seeing us outside the airport holding the signboard of our company. You will transfer to your hotel. One of our company representatives will explain to you about your trip and share the trip plan with you. If we have a couple of times, you are going to visit our office or will explain it to you at your hotel lobby. 

Meals

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, we will provide you breakfast at your hotel. You are trekking near the mountains, that is, you are trekking at a higher altitude, so your body needs energy, and you will get the energy from the food you eat. The foods that we provide you have the right amount of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. We will provide you these in all three square meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast- 7
  • Lunch- 3
  • Dinner-4

Attend farewell dinner

Travel Max Guide always focus to spend time gossiping about the trips and sharing our experiences with each other. This time, we will hear from you regarding your trips; how it goes? How do you spend your time in the Himalayas? Do you love our team and the service? Great feedbacks and time of listening from our clients. Your complaints and feedbacks help us to improve our weaknesses. And obviously, we love to eat food in the way you are going to see the cultural dance shows in a Nepali typical restaurant. 

Accomplishment certificate

Our company will provide you the accomplishment certificate and the Nepali typical gifts as a sign of love and reward. At the same time, we would like to be thankful and share our joy that you do trust and become a member of the Travel Max Guide. 

Travel Max Guide Team

We are workaholic, passionated and expertise. We are not only just the trekking leaders, guides or simply workers who are working in tourism. More on, we are storyteller from the Land of Himalayas. Lead you through the local villages, trails and the mountains. Spending time with the local people. Exploring local authenticity, life, and culture. Our team is a certified tourist and trekking guide. Officially certified licensed holders provided by the Nepal Government. Well trained on how to tackle with altitude mountain sickness as well as how to use the first aid kit. Our team will take care of you all the time. If in case you are affected by an altitude mountain sickness or if you get sick during the trek. The company will provide you the emergency evacuation if you need it, you will be provided a helicopter. That is the reason why our guides have 24/7 access to TMG Adventure in Kathmandu.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is a must because you are trekking near the mountains at an altitude of more than 3000 meters. You must ensure in your country before coming to Nepal, before starting your trek. Please bring with you a copy of insurance, and your insurance policy must cover the medical expenses, helicopter evacuation from the altitude of 5000 m to 6000 m, and other things related to your health. Please give a copy to our company. It will send the information to the insurance company if you use the mountain rescue operation, mentioned above.

Passport and Visa

Before coming to Nepal, your passport must have the validity of 6 months, and you can put the Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ on your passport at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. On arrival, the visa procedure is very quick and simple. For more information please visit this site: Nepal Immigration

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry points

  •  15 Days- $30
  • 30 Days- $50
  • 90 Days- $125

and you must also bring 4 passport-sized photos. If you are from China or SAARC countries, a free visa will be provided to you.

Trekking Information

Nepal is open for all seasons.

You can do a trek and tour in different parts of NepalThose who are looking to do the trek in the best season, travelers can pick it from the below ones: The following are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal, and each of these has its charm, the one which is on the top of the list is the best.

  • Autumn Season (September till November)
  • Winter season (November till February)
  • Spring season (March till May)
  • Rainy Season (June till August)

As a trekker, you can do different types of trekking in Nepal, and they have been given below.

  • Tea House Trekking (Guesthouse/Lodge Trek)
  • Camping
  • Home Stay 

Travel Max Guide listed different types of trekking experiences. You can find it on our website. To make it easier here are the bunch of lists.

Extend your holiday/ Optional Itinerary and Services

Travel Max Guide offers exclusive trekking and tour packages in Nepal, Tibet, and Nepal. Packages are disseminated on our website with different styles/themes or experiences. Consideration of our previous travelers’ suggestion Travel Max Guide offers extension holidays. During the time of your booking, if you wish you extend some more days, you can check out the extended holidays. These are optional add-ons. Our company works for reliability and flexibility on time frames upon request of our clients. Before your booking, if you need any assistance. You can fill out a quick inquiry form. Our team is happy to organize this all. 

Walk miles for a good cause

Travel Max Guide is the inception of the First Act Nepal (FAN). Our team is working for a good cause. That might be a good question- there are lots of organizations working for a social cause but why we are adding the numbers. What might be the reason? The reason is simple, we do love to share what we have. We are strongly guided by the principal, “Love Your Neighbor as Yourself.” So we do. 

Travel Max Guide supports a certain income to FAN. It’s a team working for the children of Nepal. Support for the child sponsorship program. It’s just a small contribution to our children who are longing for love and support. If our small contribution can make things different, why not? to be a contributor. We are looking to build our communities bigger where everyone can get an opportunity. So let’s share what we can, let’s do what we suppose to do. Listen from your heart. Ok fine, finally it’s time for action. 

Volunteering opportunities

This topic is always a key point for us. And we are working on it too. If you are looking to do volunteer or engage in some kind of social work. You can contact us.

Group trekking/ Single

In group trekking normally there will be a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 30 people. In the group trekking, there will be the guide leaders, One porter for every two trekkers, and an assistant trekking guide for a group of 8 people and more. The company will run private trekking for you at your own time frame and requirements and solo trekkers.

Special events

If you are looking to make special events by filming for your moments. Travel Max Guide offers you the travel documentary, travel photography trips all parts of Nepal. We will make the documentary for you. Take the special moments. If you are going to make it happen, you can contact us. This is our special offer, which is not included in the above price cost. You can send your group size, time frame, and requirements.

Travel photography

Upon your request, we can organize the travel photography tour in Nepal. In the trip normally there will be the photographer who will lead you to the Himalayas of Nepal through the lens. If you are a photographer, filming industry or like to learn photography, Nepal is a perfect place for it. Contact us for more details.

Trip Highlights

  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
  • Easy and Short trek
  • Life and Culture
  • Explore Nepal in a Short time
  • Sunrise and Ghandruk

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 6 hours drive
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga (1,480m) Duration: Drive 1.5hours and 4 hours Trek
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2,860m) Duration: 5 hours
Day 05: Early morning hike to Poon Hill for sunrise (3,210m/10,529ft) then Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,630m) Duration: 6 hours
Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m) and drive to Pokhara Duration: 4 hours Trek and 2-hour drive
Day 07: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu Duration: 6 hours
Day 08: Trip Concludes

  • Trip Code

    TMG-AP100

  • Start Point

    Kathmandu

  • End Point

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Duration

    8 Days

  • Activity

    Family Treks

  • Region

    Annapurna Region

  • Trip Staffs

    Trekking Guide, Porter

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

  • Trip Style

    BLD

  • Trip Grade

    Moderate

  • Elevation

    3240 m

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Trip Type

    Small Group Guided Trips

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  • Local experts
  • Personal care and attention
  • 100% safe
  • A registered tour operator
  • Emergency services
  • Available 24/7
  • Fits every budget
  • No booking fees
  • local welfare
What's Included

What's Includes

  • 3 star hotel accommodation in Bed and Breakfast plan (BB Plan) in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Guesthouse/ Mountain Teahouse accommodation during the time of trekking

  • Pickup from the airport and a hotel as well as drop off in a private vehicle
  • Tourist bus from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu

  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Full board meal (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with tea/coffee during the time of trekking
  • As indicated in the itinerary

  • Nepal Government certified English speaking local trekking guide and porter
  • Porter service (One porter for 2 trekkers)

  • ACAP permits and Trekkers’ Information Management Systems- TIMS card for trekking
  • Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees

  • Insurance of Guides, including their meals, salary, lodging, and transportation.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • Farewell dinner in a restaurant with a cultural show.
  • Trip accomplishment certificate.
  • All government taxes

What's not includes

  • International flights tickets

  • Travel and rescue insurance

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone and bar bills
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. Expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
  • Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “cost include” section

Itinerary & Maps

Detailed Itinerary

Welcome to Nepal. Our company representative will be outside of the airport by holding the company signboard. You will be transferred to your hotel. You will get the information about our trip from our representative.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

TMG representative will come to pick you. After this, you will head to the tourist bus station. On the way, you will pass through towns, villages, and beautiful landscapes. There are also terraced farmland and rivers. After some pretty long hours, you will reach the City of Lake “Pokhara.” Pokhara is the second best tourist destination after Kathmandu. It is also the city that offers a lot of tourism activities like paragliding, zip flyer, and bungy jumping. Its famous tourist spots are Davis falls, World peace pagoda, Bindhyabasini Temple, and so on. You will check in to the hotel. In the evening time, you can walk around Phewa Lake.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Tourist Bus

After breakfast, you head to Tikhedhunga via Lumle and Birethani. In order to reach these villages, you have to walk through the rhododendron forest. Lumle is a beautiful village. You will walk by the Modi Khola, a river and cross it later. From Birethanti, it is half an hour to Tikhedhunga.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

  • Transportation

    Surface Transport

After breakfast, you head to Ghorepani via the villages Banthanti and Nangethanti. In order to reach these villages, you have to walk through oak and rhododendron forest, and it is in Nangethanti, you will have your lunch. The trekking trail that you follow is easy and gentle as well as winding and is called the “Ulleri Stairs”. This is how you reach Ghorepani, the village that shows the spectacular view of Dhaulagiri, the seventh highest mountain in the world, including the Annapurna Ranges.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

Poon Hill is a viewpoint, and it is incomparable because it offers a rewarding and panoramic view of the mountains, including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna south, Hinchuli and Machhapuchhre. After this, you head to Tadapani walking uphill and downhill, in the forest, and on the rocky steps.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    BLD

The downhill trekking trail takes you to Ghandruk, another highlight of the Ghorepani Trek. When you reach Ghandruk, you will see the stunning view of Annapurna South and Fish Tail as well as you will visit its museum where you will have rich information on Gurung Culture and Tradition. By following a more down trekking trail, which is easy, you will reach Kimche. You head to Pokhara either on a jeep or a bus.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    MAP

  • Transportation

    Surface Transport

Today, you will drive from Pokhara. As you head from the City Of Lakes to the City Of Temples, the scenery changes from lush forest to less vegetation area. Cross the rivers, streams, and pass through the scenic view of hilly landscapes. You will check-in the hotel. In the evening, you will have a farewell dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant, seeing the Nepali dance.

  • Accomodation

    Value

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Tourist Bus

Our company representative will drop you to the airport in a private vehicle.

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

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Price below is per person. If you have more than 8 people, then please feel free to ask for a discount. Those who love to do a single trip or a special trip with family, friends, and yourself, you can fill up the private journey or a tailor-made journey. According to your requirements, we will send you the price. TMG is happy to serve you very much.

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I was in Nepal for the Everest Base Camp Trek. Outstanding sceneries and good hospitality. On the way to the base camp, I got an opportunity to visit Bthe uddhist monastery as well as got some information about Buddhism. That was great. Our guide and porter were awesome. Very kind and helpful. Thank you, TMG.

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Trekking with Travel Max Guide was an amazing experience. My selection of a trip and the company were excellent and of a right decision. In each moment of my walk, I came across adventure and discovered something new. I remember my first step on the Everest Base Camp. The view was spectacular. Passing through the Sherpa communities and staying in Namche Bazaar is unforgettable. I miss the trip very much. Anyway, thank you so much for your service while I was in Nepal. See you next time for the Annapurna Circuit Trek.

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Originally from the United State of America from the city of Los Angeles where life is busy and rush. I made a trip with TMG. It’s a new experience than I excepted. I found Nepalese people really welcoming. They really love tourists. While trekking in the Everest region, I got time to spend with nature, gained plenty of ideas of culture and tradition from the Himalayas. The trip was totally mind-blowing. TMG has a good team spirit and is dedicated to serving guest and trekkers.

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Hi! it’s me, Anna from Central London, I am a landscape photographer, love to take pictures of landscapes and portraits all around the world. My trip to Nepal was awesome with the TMG guys. TMG managed well during my trip. Plus point is TMG members are also photographers. I worked with the team for 5 weeks on video and photography projects. I highly recommend the TMG team if you want to know beautiful Nepal.

Anna, London

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Nepal is the Land of Himalayas! I was been there in 2018 for Annapurna base camp and sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley. It was a good time to spend and learn the real culture of Nepal and its beauty. Travel Max Guide help me to get more lively. Thank you all. Will see you soon.

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What we have said, we will provide you all. Please tell us if you need extra. We do not want you only to become happy, but also from happier to the happiest throughout your trip. Having said this, we cannot control the bad weather as well as the other thing, like bandh by the political parties. This thing will lead to a change in your itinerary, but our sole purpose will be to follow it and to take you from one place to another safely. As regards this, we would like to tell you now that you should bring some extra cash for the above situation or for extra days, which are not included in the itinerary, however, it is just like once in a blue moon because Nepal is 99% politically stable country.

TMG will provide you transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. (If you have a short time, you can take a flight) Those who like to have a private car or jeep, please let us know; you have to pay an additional cost for this.

Education is one of the basic needs of the children, and we help these children by donating money which you have paid to us for your trip. Travel Max Guide will also supply clothes and books to these children which will make a big difference. You can also sponsor one of these children or contact our local charity, for more information, you can check the website http://fanepal.org Additionally, we can work together for a global cause. We are contributors to a better life and the world. Being engaged in a social response and communities’ development, those who are passionate to do something different by spreading awareness, utilizing the local resources, local ownership and governance concept develop, can come under one umbrella, cast the vision and work in one milestone. FAN believes that together we can do which will carry out a new horizon in a significant way.

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First Act Nepal (FAN) is a team who is working for the welfare of the children. Its objective is to empower underprivileged children. What we do is crystal clear, and the impacts can be seen on the health of children, on the education of children, and on the ways and means that will shape the future of these children. Through us, you can make a donation and participate in the child sponsorship program to support children who are vulnerable and who have lost their parents. Sharing is caring. With this view, we also support the people displaced by the disaster.

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