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Poon Hill Sunrise Trek

Trip Facts

Trip Name: Poon Hill sunrise trek.

Trip Cost: $350

Duration: 04 Days

Maximum Altitude: 3210 m

Activities: Trekking, Hiking

Region: Annapurna National Park

Start: Pokhara

End: Pokhara

Group Size: Mini 2 - Max - 25 pax

Best Season: Sept to Dec, Feb to June

Trekking Type: Tea House 

Route Map:

Route Map:
  • Overview
  • Detail Itinerary
  • Cost Info
  • Check list
  • Date & Price
  • Altitude Map

Poon hill sunrise is the easiest trekking in Nepal. Ghorepani Poon hill situated at the best location of Annapurna region. In this short trek we will get the magnificent view of sunrise over majestic Himalayas of Annapurna region. In this short route we trek through dense forests of rhododendron, charming villages of Gurung and Magar communities. This  place is the break point for trekkers before they move to high altitude. During this trek our trail moves through different cultural villages. Here we can get the opportunity to observe the lifestyle and culture of Gurung and Magar. This region is inhabited by Gurung community who are unique for their culture and tradition.

Poon hill (3,210 m) is famous for view point in Annapurna region. From here we can see the magnificent views of the Himalayas such as Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Annapurna Himalayan range, Machhapuchhre known as Fishtail (6,993 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Himalaya of Dolpo to the west and many other snow capped peaks. Most dramatic view from Poon hill is sunrise view over the highest mountains of Annapurna region.

Poon hill sunrise trek starts from Pokhara and walks through gorge of the Modi Khola. This 4 days Poon hill sunrise trek leads you to the ridge called Tikhedhunga with the splendid view of Machhapuchhre. After Tikhedhunga the trail leads you to Ghorepani and you will be rewarded with the majestic views of Annapurna (8,091 m) and Machhapuchre (8,156 m). Finally,we hike to  Poon hill (3,210 m) to see the phenomenal sunrise and mountain views. After spectacular views of Annapurna region we trek back and drive from Nayapul to Pokhara.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Pokhara - Nayapul - Tikhedhunga (1,577 m).~ 42 km drive and 4-5 hours trek

Day 02: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,855 m).~ 5-6 hours

Day 03: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,680 m) via Poon Hill (3,210 m).~ 6-7 hours

Day 04: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1,940 m) to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (835 m).~7-8 hours trek and 42 km drive to Pokhara

More Information

Meals:
When you travel to the new place for your holiday, food is the most concerned part of travel. While, traveling with Yarsa treks, you can experience the delightful cuisine of typical Nepali food, continental food, Italian food, Chinese food and different international cuisines. You will be suggested by your guide for good food during your trip. During the trek do not order many dishes and waste food as they have to cater to more trekkers before they run off stock. It is very hard and takes a week or more for caravan and porters to bring the food in these places. You will take lunch in route side, breakfast and dinner will be arranged in the same lodge/Tea house.


Drinking Water:
During the trek you can get the bottled water but it is hard to dispose plastic and it will be the big problem for environment. We will provide purified mineral water during trek. In tea houses you can get bottled water and mineral water in additional cost. It will be better to drink mineral water rather than bottled water.

Accommodations:
We provide you best touristic hotel in Kathmandu/ Pokhara with best location. During the trek tea house is main accommodation for trekkers. A tea house is combination of lodge and restaurant. In the tea house lodges are fairly basic, in some tea houses you can get separate room but in the high altitude rooms are spared with two beds with blankets and little additional furniture.  There will be large dining room where you can get the warmth by Bukhara stove. In the tea houses there will be solar electricity but these days most of the tea houses have electricity for charging camera, mobile phones and other small appliances.

Things to take:
This is very active trip we can’t stay in same place. You can take very light and necessary things. You will get a porter who  will carry 30 kg which means 2 trekkers=1 porter. Porters are allowed to carry 30 kg of your stuff. Porters will carry your necessary stuff in a duffel bag.

Altitude Map & Route Map:
Yarsa Treks will provide you complete route map and altitude map. At the end of the trip we will provide you Yarsa Treks T-shirt for the memory of trekking with us.

Health & Fitness:
These treks are some of moderate and some of strenuous. Passionate trekkers should have ability to walk for 4-7 hours a day. Trekking to the high altitude is more challenging than the low altitude. To complete the trip we should have good health, average physical fitness, passion, confidence, determination and positive attitude. If you have past hiking experience or exercising habits it will be the better for your trek. If you have pre-existing health problems such as lungs, heart and other diseases, it is better to consult with your doctor or inform Yarsa treks before booking the trip.

Suitable Time to Trek:
For trekking to the high altitude we should concern about the weather condition. Autumn (Sept-Nov) and Spring (March-May) are the best seasons for trekking in Himalayas. Trekking in Summer and Monsoon (June-Aug) is affected by rain. You can also trek in winter but temperatures could be  harsher for most trekkers.

Trip Dates/Cost:
Check available start date in our site and for cost please contact us.

Important Notes:
If you’re confused to pack up your necessary things just see in the check list tab. Bring light and necessary things. You will need medium size bag to carry your daily usable stuff. The weather is subject to change in high altitude so layered clothing is recommended throughout the trek.

Note: We can customize trip as possible as client’s time frame. We are delighted to take you Himalayan region according to the itinerary.

Day 01: Pokhara to Nayapul and trek Tikhedhunga (1,577 m).~ 4-5 hours
Drive almost 1 ½ hour along Zigzag road. Next we reach Nayapul (1,070 m.) and then trek to Birethanti riverside village. Trail starts follow the Bhurungi Khola and gradually up side of the valley to reach Tikhedhunga. Explore around village and rest overnight.

Day 02: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,855 m).~ 5–6 hours
Ascend to Ulleri Village and passing through a pleasant Rhododendron forest, beautiful landscape and view of mountain gives you energy ascends to reach at the top of Ghorepani pass. Ghorepani is the village with some lodges; most of the tourist takes rest before poon hill.   Few hours walk will leads us to top of the Ghorepani where we can see fabulous view of Dhulagiri and Annapurna range.

Day 03: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,680 m) via Poon Hill (3,210 m).~ 6–7 hours
Trail moves through rhododendron forest and walk almost 1hour to reach poon hill. From here we can see magnificent sunrise view over Annapurna range and panoramic view of high Himalayas stretching from far western Dolpa, Mustang and Dhaulagiri in the northeast part. Next, walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast and start trekking to Tadapani. Our trail moves through numeric ridge and pine rhododendron forest. Next we will reach Tadapani and rest overnight at lodge.

Day 04:  Tadapani (2,680 m) to Ghandruk (1,900 m) to Nayapul and drive back Pokhara.
Our trails moves descending through the dark rhododendron forest, actually this forest turn in to a beautiful garden it depends upon season. Next pass through lush moss-covered forest toward Ghandruk village. Ghandruk is one of the most legendary settlements of Gurung tribe of Nepal and cultural inhabitant of the Annapurna trail. From here we can see magnificent view of fish tail, Annapurna, and Hiun chuli, also we can visit the museum of Gurung community and trek back to Nayapul. Next drive 1 hour to Pokhara and arrange hotel yourself this is the end of our trip.

Cost Include

  • Transportation in Pokhara
  • All trekking permits
  • Transportation form Pokhara to Nayapul and from Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle.
  • Lodge trek with all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and accommodation in tea house lodge.
  • Services of English-speaking trekking guide and porter (We will provide one porter for two people and the maximum weight carried by porter is 30 Kg in total)
  • Accommodation, meals, transportation, equipments, and allowances of guide and porter
  • Insurance for Guide and Porter.
  • All applicable government taxes and service charges.

Cost Exclude

  • Any accommodation, meals and other services in Pokhara.
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Bottled drinks (mineral water, any cold drinks, and alcoholic drinks).
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature such as tips for guide, porter and driver, laundry, bar bill, telephone bills etc.
  • Any airfare and departure airport tax
  • Liability for expenses against sickness, flight cancellation, road blockage, accidents and other occurrence beyond our control
  • Any other cost not mention above in cost includes.

This list of equipment will help you to bag pack for your trip. You can check the list while packing your bags.  These lists may require vary or little according to the season and your trekking duration. The weight is limit for 15 kg (33 pounds), we suggest you to carry only the valuable things. Your luggage will be carry by porter but you require carrying bag pack with important and valuable things on your own.

Important Documents:

1. Valid Passport, 2 passport size photos
2. Airlines tickets
3. Separate photo copy of your passport
4. Visa form (easily access in Nepal airport)
5. Insurance paper
6. Cash/credit card/ATM/Machine card for withdraw, checks

Head Wear:

1. Sunhat or Scarf
2. Light balaclava or fleece hat
3. Sunglasses
4. Head torch

Upper Body Wear:

1. Cotton T-shirt or thermals
2. Fleece Jacket
3. Down Jacket

Lower Body Wear:

1. Light weight cotton pant
2. Water proof pant
3. Hiking trouser or woolen trousers

Hands Wear:

1. Gloves
2. Light weight fleece gloves

Feet Wear:

1. Thin inner socks
2. Thick warm wool socks
3. Comfortable hiking Boots

Accessories Equipment:

1. Sleeping bag 
2. Trekking Bag/Duffel Bag
3. Large plastic Bag (for keeping things dry inside trek Bag)
4. Trekking poles (optional)
5. Water Bottle or Camel Bag etc.

Medicines: 

1. Water purification tablets or filter
2. Anti-altitude sickness pills
3. Anti headache pills
4. Stomach antibiotic
5. Skin-blaster repair kit
6. Cold pills
7. First aid tapes and plasters
8. According to health prescription

Personal Huygens:

1. Tissue/Wet wipes/Toilet roll
2. Anti Bacterial hand wash

Toiletries:  

1. Quick dry Towel
2. Toothbrush and paste
3. Multipurpose soap
4. Face and body moisturizer
5. Female Huygens product

Extra Items: 

1. Guide Book
2. Diary and pen
3. Swimsuit
4. Voltage converter
5. Plug adapter
6. Cigarette lighter and Match box
7. Campus and Gps (optional)
8. Small alarm clock
9. Digital camera with extra cards and batteries
10. Small folding Knife etc.

December, 2017

Departure DateAvalabilityDurationCost/PersonJoin Group
December 17Guaranteed4 days$350Join Now
December 24Guaranteed4 days$350Join Now
December 28Guaranteed4 days$350Join Now
December 31Guaranteed4 days$350Join Now

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