Poonhill Treks

TRIP CODE : 4542PHT

duration
9 Days
difficulty
Moderate
accomodation
local lodges and guest house
max altitude
3210m
transportation
car, taxi, tourist bus
meals included
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  • Poon Hill as the name suggests is a hill station perfect to see the Himalayan Ranges and the exceptional sunrise. This trail is safe and easy for all age groups. The Ghorepani Poonhill trek is the most popular trek in the Annapurna Region. This trek features panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges while immersing you in the unique culture and traditions of the Gurung and Magar villages.

    Highlights of the Trek

    • Momo-making class at SASANE with a presentation about SASANE.
    • Gurung Cultural Program performed by locals.
    • Visit the Gurung Museum.
    • Panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range
    • Beautiful and varied landscape.
    • Best view of the sunrise and Himalayas.
    • Interaction with the ‘Aama Samuha’ (women’s group).
    • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

      You will be greeted and assisted by our female representative from the airport after completion of your airport formalities. After that, we will drive towards SASANE Homestay by our private vehicle. You will be welcomed by our sisters in a traditional way. Overnight in Kathmandu.

      Accomodation
      SASANE homestay
      Meals included
      All
    • Day 2 : Kathmandu city tour

      Today we have a city tour to Pashupati Temple, Boudhanath, Kathmandu old market and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After the trip we will drive towards SASANE for lunch. Then we have a momo making class and a presentation on SASANE’s efforts to tackle human trafficking.

      Accomodation
      SASANE homestay
      Meals included
      All
    • Day 3 : Drive towards Pokhara

      We will be driving towards Pokhara which is 6-7 hours drive by our private vehicle. In between we will stop at Kurintar and visit the Manakamana temple, which lies at a hilltop, including a 15-minute cable car ride that passes the river and goes up two ridges. Manakamana is a sacred place of the Hindu goddess Bhagwati. The name Manakamana originates from two words, “mana” meaning heart and “kamana” meaning wish. So people believe it to be a wish fulfilling temple. You will see the Magar settlement in this area and also have authentic Nepali lunch. Continuing the drive we reach Pokhara, where we will be welcomed by SASANE sisters in a traditional way.

      Accomodation
      SASANE Homestay pokhara
      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      6 hour drive
    • Day 4 : Drive to Tikhe-Dhunga ‘1570m’ and trek to Ulleri ‘1960m’

      This day,we drive towards Tikhe-Dhunga and then hike to Ulleri. The trek lasts for 2 hours. Overnight in Ulleri.

      Accomodation
      Ulleri
      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      3 hour drive and 2 hour treck
    • Day 5 : Trek to Ghorepani ‘2840m’

      After breakfast, we trek towards Ghorepani for 5 hours. Spectacular views of Mt Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, etc can be seen on the way. Overnight in Ghorepani.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5-6 hours
    • Day 6 : Trek to Poonhill ‘3210’ and trek down to Tadapani ‘2610m’

      This day we wake up early in the morning to encounter the beautiful sunrise at Poonhill. Then we trek down to Ghorepani for breakfast and trek towards Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5-6 hours
      Descent
      2610m
      Ascent
      2610m
    • Day 7 : Trek towards Ghandruk ‘1940m’

      After breakfast, we will trek down to Ghandruk. Before dinner, we will be sharing experiences regarding the trek. Overnight in Ghandruk.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      3 hour treck
    • Day 8 : Drive to Pokhara

      This day we will end our trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara. We will have a farewell dinner and enjoy the cocktail party.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      3 hour drive
    • Day 9 : Drive to Kathmandu

      We start our drive towards Kathmandu. On the way we will visit Bandipur, a place with Newari settlement. Here, you can explore the much preserved Newari culture and have Newari food for lunch. After that we will continue our drive to Kathmandu.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      8 hour drive
  • Trip cost includes

    •  All accommodations and meals during the trek
    •  Pickup and drop off at hotel in Kathmandu (or other location)
    •  An experienced and licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
    •  (Optional) Sherpa porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
    •  All necessary paperwork and permits
    •  A comprehensive first aid medical kit
    •  All government and local taxes

    Trip cost excludes

    • Travel insurance
    •  International airfare
    •  Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water, soft drinks etc.
    •  Hot showers and internet during the trek
    •  Personal trekking equipment
    •  Socks (4-5 pairs)
    • 13% VAT (Value added tax)
    •  Tips for trekking guide, staffs, and driver (Tips are welcomed but not compulsory)
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    • Good hiking shoes
    • Pair of trekking poles
    • Rucksack
    • Windbreaker
    • A warm jacket (Temperatures can drop to 2⁰C at night)
    • Warm gloves (Winter gloves)
    • Flashlight
    • Pair of slippers (sleepers)
    • Water bottle and water purifying tablets
    • Sunscreen (SPF 50+)
    • Sunglasses
    • Lip care
    • Hat
    • Normal clothes, snacks, regular medicines

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek.

    Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours.

    If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized.

    SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs – wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions.

  • Overview

    Poon Hill as the name suggests is a hill station perfect to see the Himalayan Ranges and the exceptional sunrise. This trail is safe and easy for all age groups. The Ghorepani Poonhill trek is the most popular trek in the Annapurna Region. This trek features panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges while immersing you in the unique culture and traditions of the Gurung and Magar villages.

    Highlights of the Trek

    • Momo-making class at SASANE with a presentation about SASANE.
    • Gurung Cultural Program performed by locals.
    • Visit the Gurung Museum.
    • Panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range
    • Beautiful and varied landscape.
    • Best view of the sunrise and Himalayas.
    • Interaction with the ‘Aama Samuha’ (women’s group).
  • Itinerary
    • Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu

      You will be greeted and assisted by our female representative from the airport after completion of your airport formalities. After that, we will drive towards SASANE Homestay by our private vehicle. You will be welcomed by our sisters in a traditional way. Overnight in Kathmandu.

      Accomodation
      SASANE homestay
      Meals included
      All
    • Day 2 : Kathmandu city tour

      Today we have a city tour to Pashupati Temple, Boudhanath, Kathmandu old market and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After the trip we will drive towards SASANE for lunch. Then we have a momo making class and a presentation on SASANE’s efforts to tackle human trafficking.

      Accomodation
      SASANE homestay
      Meals included
      All
    • Day 3 : Drive towards Pokhara

      We will be driving towards Pokhara which is 6-7 hours drive by our private vehicle. In between we will stop at Kurintar and visit the Manakamana temple, which lies at a hilltop, including a 15-minute cable car ride that passes the river and goes up two ridges. Manakamana is a sacred place of the Hindu goddess Bhagwati. The name Manakamana originates from two words, “mana” meaning heart and “kamana” meaning wish. So people believe it to be a wish fulfilling temple. You will see the Magar settlement in this area and also have authentic Nepali lunch. Continuing the drive we reach Pokhara, where we will be welcomed by SASANE sisters in a traditional way.

      Accomodation
      SASANE Homestay pokhara
      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      6 hour drive
    • Day 4 : Drive to Tikhe-Dhunga ‘1570m’ and trek to Ulleri ‘1960m’

      This day,we drive towards Tikhe-Dhunga and then hike to Ulleri. The trek lasts for 2 hours. Overnight in Ulleri.

      Accomodation
      Ulleri
      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      3 hour drive and 2 hour treck
    • Day 5 : Trek to Ghorepani ‘2840m’

      After breakfast, we trek towards Ghorepani for 5 hours. Spectacular views of Mt Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, etc can be seen on the way. Overnight in Ghorepani.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5-6 hours
    • Day 6 : Trek to Poonhill ‘3210’ and trek down to Tadapani ‘2610m’

      This day we wake up early in the morning to encounter the beautiful sunrise at Poonhill. Then we trek down to Ghorepani for breakfast and trek towards Tadapani. Overnight in Tadapani.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      5-6 hours
      Descent
      2610m
      Ascent
      2610m
    • Day 7 : Trek towards Ghandruk ‘1940m’

      After breakfast, we will trek down to Ghandruk. Before dinner, we will be sharing experiences regarding the trek. Overnight in Ghandruk.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      3 hour treck
    • Day 8 : Drive to Pokhara

      This day we will end our trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara. We will have a farewell dinner and enjoy the cocktail party.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      3 hour drive
    • Day 9 : Drive to Kathmandu

      We start our drive towards Kathmandu. On the way we will visit Bandipur, a place with Newari settlement. Here, you can explore the much preserved Newari culture and have Newari food for lunch. After that we will continue our drive to Kathmandu.

      Meals included
      All
      Trip Duration
      8 hour drive
  • Services

    Trip cost includes

    •  All accommodations and meals during the trek
    •  Pickup and drop off at hotel in Kathmandu (or other location)
    •  An experienced and licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
    •  (Optional) Sherpa porters to carry luggage (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
    •  All necessary paperwork and permits
    •  A comprehensive first aid medical kit
    •  All government and local taxes

    Trip cost excludes

    • Travel insurance
    •  International airfare
    •  Alcoholic, non-alcoholic drinks and bottled water, soft drinks etc.
    •  Hot showers and internet during the trek
    •  Personal trekking equipment
    •  Socks (4-5 pairs)
    • 13% VAT (Value added tax)
    •  Tips for trekking guide, staffs, and driver (Tips are welcomed but not compulsory)
  • Date & Price

    Start Date

    End Date

    price

    status

    Thur,Feb 20, 2020

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

    Feb 20

    Feb 20

    $260

    Departed

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  • Important Info
    • Good hiking shoes
    • Pair of trekking poles
    • Rucksack
    • Windbreaker
    • A warm jacket (Temperatures can drop to 2⁰C at night)
    • Warm gloves (Winter gloves)
    • Flashlight
    • Pair of slippers (sleepers)
    • Water bottle and water purifying tablets
    • Sunscreen (SPF 50+)
    • Sunglasses
    • Lip care
    • Hat
    • Normal clothes, snacks, regular medicines

    SASANE Sisterhood Trekking and Travel is happy to answer further questions about this trek.

    Please send us an email at info@sasanesisterhoodtrek.com and a member of our organization will get back to you within 72 hours.

    If the proposed trip itinerary doesn’t suit you, SASANE also allows itineraries to be customized.

    SASANE is happy to coordinate if you are interested in participating in further programs – wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting tourist attractions.

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