Short introductory Annapurna poon hill trek to discover the beauty of Annapurna with exploration in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
Annapurna Panorama also known as Annapurna Poon hill trek, is one the finest short and easy tea house treks in Annapurna region. This introductory Poon hill hiking trip in Annapurna region unfolds dramatic panoramic profiles of some of the beautiful and highest mountains in Annapurna range. We follow one of the well-trodden routes through lust forest and fabulous Himalayan settlements of Ghandruk Tadapani Ghorepani Poon hill hiking route exploring the diverse ethnic groups on the back drop of Himalaya profile.
Annapurna Poon hill trek – trekkers’ paradise
Annapurna poon hill trek is a naturalists’ paradise as it offers the incredible altitude range and temperate mix of climate on the background of Himalayas vista. The panoramic views of mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Manaslu (8157m) and other numerous mountains along the world’s deepest Kali Gandaki gorge from Poon Hill are simply the majestic . This short and introductory Annapurna panorama trekking is suitable for the family holidays with children. Mountain Monarch have been regularly customizing this Annapurna Panorama trek for the family members with extended activities like Chitwan safari or rafting on Seti river as per the requirements. This 5 days trek to Grandruk Ghorepani Poon hill circuit of Annapurna Panorama trek can be customize through out the whole year as this is one of the low elevation trekking into the foothills of Annapurna.
- Day 01:
Arrive Kathmandu / dinner with cultural program.
- Day 02:
Visit to Buddhist shrine and Hindu Pashupatinath temple / Trek preparation.
- Day 03:
Drive to Pokhara, lake city and over night at hotel.
- Day 04:
Annapurna poon hill trekking start with hike to Ghandruk. Stunning Himalayan views.
- Day 05:
Trek to Tadapani: (2630m / 8628ft) walk around 4 hrs
- Day 06:
Trek to Ghorepani: (2860m/9383ft) approx 7 hrs walk
- Day 07:
Trek to Hille : (1460m / 4790ft) 6 - 7 hrs hike
- Day 08:
Trek to Nayapul and short drive to Pokhara
- Day 09:
Drive back to Kathmandu / PM free for exploration
- Day 10:
Annapurna panorama trek ends / airprt trasfer
- Heard 5 days Poonhill to be easy trek - is ti so? Can anyone join?
This 5 days Poonhill / Ghorepani trek is a small circuit trek giving you ample opportunity to witness the majestic Annapurna range, the spectacular landscape and to understand the culture of the western people popularly known as GURUNGS. It's one of the highlight of the Annapurna region that in reality connects the great Annapurna Circuit Trek. This five days trekking is indeed the easiest and anyone with reasonable fitness can join the trek. Besides, being different to 1000s trekking agencies existing in Nepal, Mountain Monarch does anti clockwise making it more remarkable and trouble-free.
- What is the level of fitness required for Poonhill trekking?
Since Poonhill trek happens to be the easiest trekking destination it is within reach for anyone with reasonable level of fitness. If truth be told Poonhill trek is quite fashionable among the family, Christmas groups or for people with tight schedule but want to see the most of Nepal. Not much of preparation is needed other than few miles walk prior to your visit and tolerate early wake up calls for the sunrise views.
- Any probabitlity of High Altitude Sickness on this trek?
There is zero chance of any high altitude sickness problem in Poonhill trek as it is a low altitude trekking. There might be chances of food poisoning or stomach problem if much care isn’t taken with a new diet. However, your leader will always be there to assist you with the choice of food. There is a beautiful saying for Poonhill trek –"Leave behind your altitude medication and drink beer'.
- Are there any charging facilitiy and hot showers in Poon hill trek?
The charging privilege for any of your electronic devices is all the way around Poonhill treks, there might be charges levied in some tea houses. As for the hot showers some are run by solar, fire chimney or liquid petroleum gas and for solar showers days are need to be with perfect sun however, hot showers are available in every tea house with minimum charges.
- How many hours per day do we need to walk on this Poon hill trek?
Usually not more than 4 to 6 hours excluding lunch. However, it also depends on your pace though we allow you enough time to set up your own pace to make everyday more entertaining. We usually start early so that you could reach the destination on time leaving you enough time to explore and enjoy the serenity of the place.
- Can we do this Poon hill trek in Winter - December, January and February?
Ghorepani Poonhill which is one among the best of Annapurna destination with outstanding beauty is doable even in winter. Since ages Mountain Monarch has been effectively organizing Poonhill trip for Christmas group that has always offered crystal clear weather and a great time in the Lake city of Pokhara. Morning and evening might be unpleasantly cold but days are unbelievably alluring.
- What equipment do the comany provide for poonhill trek?
Mountain Monarch provides you with very warm sleeping bag and feather duvet jackets which people have used it even while climbing a peak which is the mother of all warm clothing's. We also provide you with duffle bag to fit all your gears in and very warm fleece liner that goes into your sleeping bag to keep you warm and cozy during night chill.
- Can we customise the Poon hill trek?
Yes , this Annapurna Panorama poonhill trek can be customize asper your time duration and requirements. Simply let us know your tentative time of your visit to Nepal.
- Will we be provided with drinking water on this poon hill trek ?
We oppose the use of plastic mineral water bottles for environmental concern. Instead our staff will supply you with appropriately boiled water every morning and evening. We suggest you to bring 1 metal or plastic Nalgene bottles so that you can have enough to last the duration of the day
- What type of food and accommodation am i to anticipate in this Poon hill trek?
Tea houses in 5 days Poonhill trek are basic with twin bed sharing room and common toilets. But basic here doesn’t mean you are sleeping in a dormitory rooms, privacy is well maintained. These tea houses are more of an extension of their own local houses which evidently means very cultural and traditional environment setting. Travelers have always appreciated the quality and quantity of food in Poonhill trek that has multiple choices including traditional local food variety.
- Total distance of Annapurna Panorama Poonhill trek:
We cover around 50 km - 31 miles starting from Nayapul –Ghorepani – Hille – Nayapul.