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Hiking holiday Poon Hill 2018

Poon Hill Trek, is a comparatively easy walk winding through villages and rhododendron forests. This invigorating trek reveals some of the best views of the Himalayas especially from the Poon Hill which is considered the best viewpoint in the Annapurna region – and perhaps one of the most beautiful viewpoints on earth. Reaching a maximum altitude of 3193m, anyone with a normal level of fitness would easily undertake this trek comfortably. Let’s test our stamina at the Ulleri Hill with more than 3,000 stone steps, one of world’s largest numbers of stone steps on a hill of this kind.  Just imagine the splendor of the sunrise over the snow-capped Himalayas that we will witness during this trek, illuminating the peaks of the entire range and leaving us spellbound!

While trekking along to Ulleri and Ghorepani, we marvel at colorful orchids and clear views of the splendid high mountains including the two eight-thousanders – Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). Reaching the final destination of Poon Hill (3210m) is a reward in itself, perhaps one of the most beautiful viewpoints on earth. Then trek to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk and enjoy the ethnic hospitality along with the cultural magnificence of Gurung Museum there. Trekking through the Rhododendron forest that  blooms with red flowers during the springtime.

It is also known as a family tour for Christmas and New Year  as this trek is famous for splendid views. The beautiful scenes of Himalayan range and the combination of Gurung and Magar culture  with  best hospility lure the tourist anytime. As it is medium level of trekking anyone can enjoy vacation with members of family which will give longlasting memory of natural experience.

 Itinerary

Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu (1337)
Day 02:Kathmandu-Pokhara by flight 35 minutes (827m) and walk to Tikhedhunga (1540m) 4-5 hours
Day 03: Tikhedhunga (1540 m) Ghorepani (2860m) 4-5 hours
Day 04 : Ghorepani (hiking Poon Hill) -Tadapani (2630m) 4-5 hours
Day 05: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m)4 -5 hours
Day 06: Ghandruk to Pokhara: 4-5 hours and pokhara to by flight 35 minutes Kathmandu
Day 07: Departure from Kathmandu ( 1337m )

Important Information:

Our Guest’s security is of dominant concern while traveling with Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition. The trekking leader has the authority to adjust or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is necessary due to unfavorable circumstances. Unfavorable weather conditions, the health condition of a group member, or an unexpected natural disaster can force changes to the itinerary. However, every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary. The lead guide will try his/her best to ensure that the trip goes smoothly and according to plan, but please be ready to be flexible if necessary.

 

 

 

 

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Day 01 :Arrival in Kathmandu(1337m)

You are welcomed to Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal renowned for historical monuments, Hindu Temples, and Buddhist Stupas/Monasteries. We meet our guests at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A staff member will be waiting with a Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition placard with our guests’ names displayed. After dropping luggage at the hotel, guests are taken for a short sightseeing tour. In the evening, guests are invited to a Welcome Dinner at a Nepali restaurant.

Day 02: Kathmandu-Pokhara  by flight 35 minutes (827m) and walk  to Tikhedhunga  (1540m)  4-5 hours 
By air, it takes just 35min to fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. If it is a clear day, from the plane we get to see the majestic frontal line of the Himalaya, including Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu and the Annapurna. From Pokhara airport, we drive for 45 minutes to Naya Pool. From Naya Pool, our destination is the village of Tikhedhunga. Our trek follows the famous river Modi Khola, which is birthed high in the Annapurna. Along the way, we visit the beautiful village of Birethati. We spend the night in a lodge in Tikhedhunga.  There is the option to take a Jeep from Naya Pool on the rough jeep road to Tikhedhunga. This take one and half hours.  In the evening, and each evening henceforth, your Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition guide will give a briefing about the next day’s trek

Day 03:  Tikhedhunga (1540m )Ghorepani( 2860m) 4-5 hours  We climb the famous Ulleri stairs. Above Ulleri, it is quite and calm. There is not much population. We walk through oak and rhododendron forest along the river that surges down often in waterfalls. In the spring, it is a scene from a fairy tale. There is a wealth of beautiful flowers and rhododendrons. We end the day in Ghorepani, which literally means “horse water”. It lies atop a pass and traditionally the pack horses to Mustang are drenched here.

Day 04:Ghorepani (hiking Poon Hill) -Tadapani (2630m ) 4-5 hours 

From Ghorepani it is 45 minutes to the Poon Hill viewpoint. We wake up before the dawn in order to see the sunrise on the Annapurna. The Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition guide will wake and take us to the view point. We return back to Ghorepani for breakfast. From Poon Hill we head to Tadapani. On the way from Ghorepani to Tadapani, we are treated to views of the “Fish Tail”, the iconic Machapucchare, Dhaulagiri, and the Annapurna Mastiff.  We descend through the rainforest with its many rhododendrons to our lodge for the night.

Day 05: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) 4-5 hours 

We walk a level path that gradually starts downhill through the jungle. We cross Ghatte Khola (“stream with stone mill”) over a wooden bridge. We will spend the night in Ghandruk, a large Gurung village with telephone, mobile and internet service.

Day 06: Ghandruk to Pokhara (827m) 4-5 hours/ Pokhara to Kathmandu  35 minutes.

We continue down, headed back to Birethati and Naya Pul. There are tea houses to welcome us along the way.  When we reach Kimche, we take a local bus to Naya Pul. From Naya Pul, we catch a local bus to Pokhara. The drive takes about an hour. In Pokhara we take a taxi to the airport, eat lunch, and fly to Kathmandu.

Day 7: Departure from Kathmandu (1337m

A Himalayan Vacation Treks and Expedition staff representative will take our valuable guests to the airport (3 hours prior to your flight) and bid goodbye. It will be not only goodbye, but also the welcome for next visit to Nepal.