Overview

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Diffculty: Leisurely Plus 
  • Best Time: Sept - May
  • Max. Altitude: 3,230 m

Short & Easy Adventure Trekking to Poon Hill in the Annapurna

Annapurna Panorama Trek is also known as Poon hill trekking, is one of the finest short and easy tea house adventure treks in Nepal. This Poon hill hiking trip unfolds dramatic panoramic profiles of some of the beautiful and highest mountains. Furthermore, we follow one of the well-trodden routes through lust forest and fabulous Himalayan settlements. Identically Ghandruk, Tadapani, Ghorepani Poon hill hiking route exploring the diverse ethnic groups on the backdrop of Himalaya profile.

Annapurna Panorama Trek is a naturalists' paradise. Not to mentioned it offers the incredible altitude range and temperate mix of climate on the background of the Himalayas vista. The panoramic views of mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Manaslu (8157m). Besides, the other numerous mountains along the world's deepest Kali Gandaki gorge from Poon Hill are simply majestic. This short and introductory Poon Hill trekking is suitable for family holidays with children. Mountain Monarch has been regularly customizing this Annapurna Panorama trek for the family members. Furthermore with extended activities like Chitwan safari or rafting on the Seti river as per the requirements. This 4-day easy adventure hike to Grandruk Ghorepani Poon hill circuit with a Hike to Poon Hill can be customized throughout the whole year as this is one of the low elevation trekking into the foothills of Annapurna.

Trip in Nutshell

  • Short and easy teahouse adventure in the Annapurna region
  • Suits best to a senior citizen, first-time trekkers who don't have much time
  • View the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges
  • Explore the lake city of Pokhara and Kathmandu wonders
  • Full board meals and tea and coffee on a trek
  • Trek guide and porters to carry the trekking bag
  • Required trek gear sleeping bag and warm jacket

Itinerary

Soon you land at Kathmandu airport your group leader will be there to greet you and transfer you to the hotel.

  • Pick up from the International Airport.
  • Transfer to the hotel by your Group Leader.
  • Short preliminary briefing.
  • Arriving early gives you an opportunity to explore Kathmandu.
  • Welcome dinner and getting to know each other.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Altitude1340 m

Today would be the most exhilarating day where your leader introduces you to our city tour expert who guides you to the most pious Hindu and Buddhist religious places that are listed in the world heritage sites and elucidates to you the entire mysticism over its existence.

  • Breakfast and meet-up at the time allotted by your leader for the tour.
  • Visit Boudhanath Stupa and Pashupatinath.
  • Lunch on your preference.
  • Getting together for trek briefing as per the time given by your leader.
  • Distribution of company’s trek gear.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340 m

Today we take a drive to Pokhara, the second biggest city of Nepal, as per your requirement is very entertaining giving you ample opportunity to know how locals live up to drive through these winding roads in local bus which are often enormously packed.

  • 6 hours drive.
  • Very relaxing, fabulous scenery with multiple breaks giving you time to stretch and enjoy.
  • Lunch stop in one of the highway restaurants with its excellent food choices.
  • Being in Pokhara unlike Kathmandu will definitely add more excitement to your anticipation.
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude920 m

Short drive to Nayapal for about 1:30 hrs and trek approx 6 hrs to Ghandruk, the biggest Gurung rural community in the region.

  • Drive to Nayapul.
  • 2 hours gentle walk to the beautiful settlement of Syauli Bazaar for lunch.
  • 3 hours of vertical ascend through the series of villages.
  • The scenic beauty, deep gorge, and farming terraces at the backdrop are phenomenal.
  • Great view of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machchapurchare (fishtail) mountain.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude2000 m

3 and a half to 4 hours walk through the beautiful forest of Rhododendron, Maple, Oak, and a number of other floras.

 

  • Wake up call as set by your leader.
  • Despite the undulating trail most of the time you are in the shade keeping you away from the harsh day sun.
  • Overnight stay in this small settlement is quite an experience.
  •  The landscape and mountain views are stunning.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude2630 m

Walking through the beautiful Lord of the Rings-like trail set-up is overwhelming and getting to Ghorepani the leading protected area in Nepal with the world's largest Rhododendron forest is extraordinary.

  • Unbelievable hike through the dramatic forest setup.
  • A lot to see if you are trekking in spring.
  •  Lunch at Deurali (3,090m/10,137ft) is another attraction.
  • Overnight stay / marvelous dinner and chill out.
  • Briefing by your leader and entertaining activities.
  • AccommodationTea house
  • MealsB, L, D, Tea, Coffee & Drinking water
  • Altitude2860 m

Morning sunrise view from Poon-Hill is one cherishing moment with a panoramic view of mountains like Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Dhampus peak, Fishtail, etc. Looking down upon the Kali Gandaki Gorge, the world’s deepest gorge is something remarkable.

  • An early wake-up call for the 45 minutes excursion to Poon-Hill (3,220m).
  • Dazzling sunrise view.
  • Breakfast and steep descent (1,400m) down to Hille and further down toward the Nayapual and then drive back to Pokhara for the overnight stay at the hotel
  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Lunch
  • Altitude920 m

we have our vehicle to drive back to Kathmandu.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude1340 m

We customize the airport transfers as per your flight details

  • MealsBreakfast

Annapurna Poon Hill Itinerary

What's Included
  • Customise arrival and departure airport transfers as per your flight details.
  • Standard hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on a twin share bed- and- breakfast basis as per the itinerary.
  • Full board meals while Annapurna panorama trek.
  • Accommodation in comfortable teahouse while on Annapurna Poon hill trekking.
  • Welcome dinner with cultural program as listed in the itinerary.
  • Half-day guided city tour as listed in the itinerary.
  • Kathmandu Pokhara Kathmandu transportation as per the itinerary.
  • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable.
  • Free use of quality trekking gear - sleeping bag, fleece inner liner, down jacket, duffel bag etc during the trip.
  • Professional local trekking group leader well trained in Wilderness First Aid with First aid kit along with trek crew with proper insurance and required trek gear
  • Mountain Monarch T-shirts, trek duffel bag, and trip map.
  • Trekking permit, Annapurna conservation entry fees.
What's Excluded
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Nepal entry Visa fees
  • International Airfare and Airport Tax
  • Your Travel Insurance
  • Drinks and main meals in cities.
  • Tips and Items of personal nature like postage and laundry.

Dates & Availability

Annapurna Panorama Trek Dates:

This trek is for all seasons and months from Jan – Dec. Here below are the 09 days Annapurna Poon hill Panorama trek departure dates for 2022 and 2023

May Departure
     
Start DateStart DateMay 21, 2022End DateEnd DateMay 29, 2022StatusStatusAvailablePriceUS$725

FAQs

  • Q1. Heard 4 days Poon Hill to be easy hike - is it so? Can anyone join?

    04 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 GURUNG. It's one of the highlights 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 from the 1000s trekking agencies existing in Nepal, Mountain Monarch does anti-clockwise making it more remarkable and trouble-free.

  • Since Poonhill trek happens to be the easiest trekking destination it is within reach for anyone with a reasonable level of fitness. If truth be told Poonhill trek is quite fashionable among the family, Christmas groups, or for people with a tight schedule but want to see the most of Nepal. Not much preparation is needed other than a few miles walk prior to your visit and tolerate early wake-up calls for the sunrise views.

  • 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'.

  • 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 needed to be with perfect sun however, hot showers are available in every tea house with minimum charges.

  • 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.

  • Ghorepani Poonhill which is one of the best of Annapurna destinations with outstanding beauty is doable even in winter. For 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.

  • Mountain Monarch provides you a very warm trek jacket, sleeping bag with a fleece liner to keep you warm and cozy. Of course, the complimentary trek Duffle bag to fit all your trek gear in.

  • Yes, this Annapurna Panorama Poon hill trek can be customized as per your time duration and requirements. Simply let us know the tentative time of your visit to Nepal.

  • We oppose the use of plastic mineral water bottles for environmental concerns. 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

  • 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 dormitory rooms, privacy is well maintained. These tea houses are more of an extension of their own local houses which evidently means a 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.

  • We cover around 50 km - 31 miles starting from Nayapul –Ghorepani – Hille – Nayapul.

Customer Reviews

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    Tricia And Caroline Shakespeare 5.0United KingdomPublished October 25, 2016

    Wonderful trip to Nepal and the Annapurna Panorama trek

    Thank you and all the team for our wonderful trip to Nepal and the Annapurna Panorama trek. It has been one of the most enjoyable and extraordinary trips I’ve ever experienced. From the moment we stepped out of the airport to the moment we left Nepal, Yam was such a considerate guide and the organization was faultless. There was nothing for us to feel concerned about; we were just free to walk and open our eyes and our hearts to Nepal.

    We wish Mountain Monarch every success in the future.

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    Verena And Chris 5.0AustraliaPublished July 20, 2015

    Enjoyed every bit of Annapurna Poon Hill Trek with MM

    My boyfriend and I went on the Annapurna Poon Hill Trek with MM and enjoyed every bit of it. From the minute of our arrival at the airport at Kathmandu until our departure, MM took great care of us. All transfers, accommodation, trekking were organized by them, we could really enjoy the trek without hassle.

    Our guide Sunny was very nice and gave us a detailed explanation of the mountains and landscapes we saw and insight into the Nepalese culture. We will definitely choose MM for our next trek in the region.

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    Barry Nelson 5.0United KingdomPublished October 07, 2014

    A great trek for my first trip to the Himalayas

    A great trek for my first trip to the Himalayas. As the website says, a certain degree of fitness is definitely required. Pradip, the owner, was very helpful. All emails during initial inquiries & booking were answered promptly & clearly. From arrival to departure, everything was well organized & Pradip was v, helpful & supportive. On the trek itself (lasting 5 days), the guide, Arjun, was friendly & good company. He always made sure the pace was right for me & was well-trained in all health & safety & first aid matters, even down to details like providing hand-sanitizing liquid at mealtimes. Santos, the porter, was always cheerful, despite the load he was carrying! The scenery was superb & this shorter trek is highly recommended as an introduction to trekking in Nepal & for the older or younger hike

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