Poon Hill Trek
Duration: 10 Days Maximum Elevation: 3200m
Easy Season: Mid September to November and March to
Summery: Easy walk; continues walk through villages and rhododendron forest.
Some descend part of the hills. Not snow walking.
exhilarating 8 -day trek allows us to take in some of the most awe-inspiring
landscape views of the Himalayan Mountains, going through spectacular forested
areas. Altitudes of 3210m are reached, and anyone of a reasonable fitness level
should be able to comfortably complete this trek.
journey commences in the ancient city of Kathmandu; from Kathmandu we will board
a bus to Pokhara for an overnight stay. The treks begin in the beautiful
lakeside city of Pokhara, from where we will take a short bus ride to Phedi
village. This is where the adventure really starts. Ascending along the trail
through a number of beautiful forest areas and enjoying the spectacular views of
the vast Himalayas, we can take delight in the playfulness of the local Langure
monkeys. On the way you will visit famous Gurung village of Landruk (1650m) and
Ghandruk (1950m). Trekking west to Tadapani (2590m), we will cross some of the
most spectacular rhododendron forests in Nepal. We will also be able to marvel
at the gargantuan stature of the fish tail shaped Mt. Machhapuchhare (6900m).
Ascending along the trail to Ghorepani, we will be able to appreciate a
magnitude of colorful orchids and admire clear views of the towering expanse of
Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167m). The highlight of this trek will be a visit to Poon
Hill (3210m) from where we will be able to see a spectacular sunrise over the
whole Himalayan range and surrounding rice terraces (a photographers paradise!).
From the scenic village of Tirkhedhunga, we will be transported back to Pokhara
enjoying our last views of the majestic scenery.
1 Arrival in Katmandu International Airport and transferred to Hotel
2 Katmandu Valley Sightseeing; pre trek information; evening guide
3 A smooth drive for 6-7 hours to Pokhara; overnight Pokhara
Pokhara - Phedi - Pothana
Pothana - Landruk
Landruk - Ghandruk
Ghandruk - Tadapani
Tadapani - Ghorepani
Ghorepani – Poon Hill - Ghorepani -Tirkhedhunga
Day 10 Tirkhedhunga -
Nayapul – Pokhara and trek concludes.