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Poon Hill trek - Short trek in Nepal
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Poon Hill Trek

This trip is perfect for anyone who has got limited time in Nepal or for people who want a shorter trek but don’t want to miss out on the views. The Himalayan vistas on this trek certainly pack a punch, especially when you climb Poon Hill as the sun rises over these beautiful mountains. The route starts and finishes in Nayapul, looping around Ghorepani and Ghandruk trek offering the crisp serenity of this high alpine area and a peek into traditional Nepali lifestyle.

We stay in friendly teahouses, tackle a challenging climb of 3300 steps up to Ulleri and follow the River Bhurungdi east past low land rice fields and thick jungles where you will see monkeys playing and many species of birds resting in the trees.

Annapurna South, Barasikha, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchru (also know as Fishtail mountain), the Dhaulagiri mountain range and Tukuche Peak are all on show on this short trek into this beautiful region, along with the chance to get to know the Nepali people and taste the local delicacies.

The experiences on this route will provide you with happy memories and stories to tell for years to come, a truly unforgettable trip into the heart of the Annapurnas.

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Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Welcome to Nepal!
Activities: We will meet you at the airport and drive you to your hotel, just relax for the rest of the day to recover from your long journey.
Highlights: Bustling Thamel, an array of restaurants, bars and shops.
Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

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Day 2:: Meeting with trekking guide, last minute shopping for your trek and Kathmandu sightseeing.

Highlights: Pashupatinath, Boudhanath Stupa, Swaymbhunath and Patan Durbar Square, cultural and historical sights of the Kathmandu Valley.
Accommodation: Kathmandu 3 star hotel.

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Day 3 : Ride a bus to Pokhara.

Highlights: Relaxing in the evening by the lakeside.
Accommodation: Pokhara 3 star hotel.

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Day 4: Drive to Nayapul (1.5 hours) and trek to Tikhedunga.

Hours of walking: 4.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Elevation reached: 1540m.
Terrain: Gentle inclines, well defined paths, riverbank trails.
Views on offer: The towering, snow-capped Annapurna range.
Highlights: Tasting the sweet, local oranges, walking alongside the Bhurungdi Khola.
What’s to see: Orange groves and rice fields.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

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Day 5: Ghorepani.

Hours walking: 6.5.
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult.
Elevation reached: 2810m
Terrain: Stone staircase, steep inclines.
Views on offer: Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Gandharba Chuli and Annapurana II and III.
Highlights: Conquering the 3300 steps to Ulleri to enjoy magnificent views.
What’s to see: Rhododendron and oak forests, langur monkeys and musk deer.
Accomodation: Basic Teahouse.

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Day 6: Poon Hill and Tadhapani.

Hours of walking: 6.
Difficulty: Moderate to difficult.
Elevation reached: 3210m at Poon Hill and 2700 at Tadhapani.
Terrain: Steep, hilly descents and jungle paths.
Views on offer: Panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
Highlights: Reaching the top of Poon Hill for amazing, panoramic views.
What’s to see: The village of Durali and lots of langur monkeys.
Accommodation: Basic Teahouse.

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Day 7: Ghandruk

Hours of walking: 4.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 1940m.
Terrain: Some steep descents and riverbank paths.
Views on offer: Fishtail Mountain, Annapurna III, Gangapurna, Annapurna South and Himchuli.
Highlights: The warm welcome of the Gurung people in the traditional villages and the views from Ghandruk.
What’s to see: A pretty local monestary and Gurung museum.
Accomodation: Basic Teahouse.

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Day 8: Trek to Nayapul and a 1.5 hour drive to Pokhara.

Hours of walking: 4.
Difficulty: Moderate.
Elevation reached: 1010m in Nayapul and 850m in Pokhara.
Terrain: Gentle descents, well defined trekking paths and riverbank trails.
Views on offer: The Annapurna range surrounding the Phewa Lake in Pokhara.
Highlights: The last day of trekking! Congratulations on finishing your trek.
What’s to see: Modi Khola River, last glimpses of the mountains.
Accommodation: Pokhara 3 star hotel.

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Day 9: A full day of sightseeing and relaxing in Pokhara.

Highlights: Boating on Phewa Lake, climbing up to the peace pagoda, enjoying the food and drink in the many lakeside cafes and restaurants and sunrise views in Sarangkot.
Accomodation: 3 star hotel in Pokhara.

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Day 10: Flight back to Kathmandu and free time in the afternoon.

Highlights: A ride in a small aircraft with marvelous mountain views.
Accommodation: 3 star hotel in Kathmandu.

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Day 11:Goodbye and farewell from Nepal!

Transfer to airport according to flight departure time.

Standard Package

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  • Sep 19, 2015 - Sep 29, 2015

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    USD 895
  • Sep 26, 2015 - Oct 06, 2015

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    USD 895
  • Oct 3, 2015 - Oct 13, 2015

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    USD 895
  • Oct 10, 2015 - Oct 20, 2015

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    USD 895
  • Oct 17, 2015 - Oct 27, 2015

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    USD 895
  • Oct 24, 2015 - Nov 03, 2015

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    USD 895
  • Oct 31, 2015 - Nov 10, 2015

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    USD 895
  • Nov 7, 2015 - Nov 17, 2015

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    USD 895
  • Nov 14, 2015 - Nov 24, 2015

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    USD 895
  • Nov 21, 2015 - Dec 01, 2015

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    USD 895
  • Nov 28, 2015 - Dec 08, 2015

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    USD 895
  • Dec 5, 2015 - Dec 15, 2015

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    USD 895
  • Dec 12, 2015 - Dec 22, 2015

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    USD 895
  • Dec 19, 2015 - Dec 29, 2015

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    USD 895
  • Dec 26, 2015 - Jan 05, 2016

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    USD 895
  • Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run.
  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Limited - Only few space available

Route Map

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Cost Include(s)
01. International airport arrival/departure transfers.
02. Hotel in Kathmandu  and Pokhara, with breakfast.
03. Guided Kathmandu city tour with entrance fees
04. Pokhara – Kathmandu flight and required airport transfers
05. All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
06. Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
07. Government license holder English speaking Guide and required number of Porters (1 for 2 people basis) to carry your luggage during the trek; their food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipments, medicine.
08. All standard surface transport for you, guide and porter.
09. Required trekking area entry permits.
10. Warm jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag to use during the trek (on request)
11. Government imposed taxes

Cost Exclude(s)
01. Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
02. All kind of beverages
03. Travel Insurance (recommended/not mandatory).
04. Tipping (expected by guides and porters but not mandatory)
05.Any loss arising due to unforeseen circumstances which is beyond Mosaic Adventure control.

Reviews

regina guzman
rating Review date : 08 Aug, 2014

Mosaic is the best company to travel with!! My mom and I traveled to Nepal in Nov 2013 and doing a trek was a must. I contacted Mosaic tours after reading the great reviews and from the minute my communication with them began, I knew I was in great hands. Madhav was wondereful to work with and helped me arrange the best tour for my mom and I's needs. He always responded quickly to my emails and was patient as I worked my way thru deciding what trek was the best option. My first impression of Madhav and the company was one of professionalism and experience, and that impression was only further solidified during our trip. I booked a 21-day trip, including a trek, and a week in Tibet, and Mosaic's services and customer relations continually exceeded my expectations! They were helpful every step of the way, making sure we had the best experience and ensuring we always felt safe and well-prepared for our journey(s). Our trek guide, Pralhad, was awesome and made our trek so much fun! He had the best attitude and while also being extremely professional, was friendly and welcoming. Our overall experience in Nepal and on our trek would not have been the same without him, and I can't imagine having done this trip with a better company. They were excellent on every level and I highly, highly recommend them- no doubt they will help you arrange the trip of a lifetime!!



jed tai
rating Review date : 10 Oct, 2011

My wife, mother, friend and I went to Nepal for 10 days in early October 11, for 2 days city tour in Katmandu/Pokara and the Poon Hill Trek (4-5 days). It was our first trip to Nepal in an planning for the trip we had a lot of questions - are tour companies reliable? Is there insurance not only for us but for guides and porters? Are internal flights safe? After the trip, I can some up my experiences in the fullowing bullet points: -Trekking in Nepal was the best walking experience ever and I have been to NZ, Aust, Europe and the US/Canada -You pay for what you get. There are many tour companies, making it hard to differentiate quality from a distance. Mosaic was absolutely fantastic in every area. Details were clear. Everyone was extremely knowledgable and friendly. Out group were and are friends. Accomodations were top class, better than other people I talked to on the trails. Finally,they treat their staff right - all porters and guide had comprehensive insurance and strict carry-weight limits. FYI - there have been instances where porter-related accidents on the trails revealed that no insurance had been taken out for them - meaning the whole cost would fall on the guests hiring them. In addition, it is a real shame to see porters on the trails staggering under 35+kg of luggage becuase cost cutting tour agences hired 2 guides when guests paid for 3 pocketing the cash difference. -Email communication was top-notch and professional. Comprehensive answers were given less than 24 hours after sending. Prices were fair - in the lower to middle range of the companies available, with service throughout absolutely in the higest range. I hope that this review was useful. I will be back next year in the spring for the Latang trek, and will use Mosaic again for sure. Jed



From USD 895
11 Days easy
12 people max

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