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Poon Hill Short Trek
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Poon Hill Short Trek

Trip Overview

Key Information

Group Size

1-14

Meal

Breakfast/ Lunch / Dinner

Grade

Easy to Moderate

Accomodation

Hotel and Lodge on Trekking

Transportation

Private Vehicle

Wi-fi

Everyday

Are you looking for Short Poon Hill Trek?  

Poon Hill Trek 2 Days is the most popular from Pokhara and short and easy trekking routes in Annapurna region taking you 3,210 meters high altitude from the sea level. Poon Hill is in middle of the great Annapurna Himalayan range which offers great panoramic view, fascinating traditional Villages, rhododendron forests and a mixture of rare flora and fauna. Especially, during sunrise and sunset time it is the best to climb Poon Hill from the Ghorepani to see mountains scenery as it takes 1 hour to ascend.

Due to the easy trekking route, Poon Hill Short Trek does not require any experience of trekking. Sometimes, the trekkers are concerning about high altitude sickness trying reach Poon Hill in one day from Pokhara, but we assume that according to our client's history and feedback, it is possible to get in Poon Hill in short time as well. This is in Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), you will see some wildlife like dear, Boar and can see monkey often. During the spring season (March-May), the jungle becomes colorful with flowers like Rhododendrons and different kinds of plants. Poon Hill Trek from Pokhara is the best for every trekkers which can be great for a family group, old people and student group as well due to easy excess from the city and a short hike. Even in winter and monsoon there is a good possibilities of this trek with safety geographical structural. 

This Poon Hill Short Trek begins from Ulleri above 3 to 4 hours’ drive from Pokhara, passing through the traditional Gurung villages and a few Mountain view to reach Banthanti village as the trail goes through the beautiful forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia, Sandalwood, Juniper, and Pine trees to reach Ghorepani village after a day hike. We can have a magnificent mountains view including two Highest Mountain of the World, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Mt. Annapurna I ( 8,091m) and there are many more mountain peaks which are under 8,000 meters: Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Machhapuchre (Mt Fishtail), etc.  Poon Hill Short Trek becomes the name of this ethnic group poon Magar tribe, to conserve rarely custom and culture. Next early morning you will visit Poon Hill for the super view of sunrise and then return same way back to Pokhara concluding the Poon Hill Short Trek.

Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Pokhara to Ulleri by private vehicle and trek to Ghorepani (6-7 hrs/ 2,860m)

Day 02: Hike to Poon Hill and trek back to Ulleri and drive to Pokhara

Poon Hill Short Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Pokhara to Ulleri by private vehicle and trek to Ghorepani (6-7 hrs/ 2,860m)
Food BLD
Accomodation Lodge

The trip begins after breakfast from Pokhara by private vehicle to Ulleri which takes 3 hours drive. Poon Hill Trekking starts from here (Ulleri), this is a beautiful landscape with green villages where only Gurung Settlements. The trekking into the forest of Rhododendron, Magnolia, Sandalwood, Juniper, and Pine trees, walking in shadow. So then passing the few villages BanThati, Nange Thati, Lower Ghorepani to reach Ghorepani. It is the best place for the mountain views, you can enjoy the view from your room or from dining hall, if you go out around the area you can see the different trekking routes and sunset also possible to see from the village. 

Day 2 : Hike to Poon Hill and after same way trek back to Ulleri and drive to Pokhara
Food BLD
Accomodation Hotel

Early morning climb up to Poon Hill to see the sunrise (batter to climb little earlier than the sun rising for the best view), you will be enjoying with a panoramic view of Dhaulagiri, South Annapurna, Mt Machhapuchare, Himchuli, and many more around. After enjoying the views of Annapurna Himalaya you ill be back to the hotel for breakfast, then same way back down to Ulleri through beautiful forest and a few villages to catch the private vehicle to reach nice and clean touristic area lakeside Pokhara. This is short and beautiful trekking in Annapurna Himalaya from Pokhara you cannot amazing to do in 2 days.   

Service Includes on Price

Cost Includes

  • Private transport from Pokhara to Ulleri and on the way back also from Ulleri to Pokhara
  • Trekking TIMS and Permit 
  • Equipment for trekking (Down Jackets, sleeping bag, duffel bag)
  • Full meals of your choice Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner with Tea or Coffee during the trek
  • Comfortable private accommodation with sharing toilet
  •  A professional Trekking Guide and local Porter to carry bags (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Insurance, Salary, food, Accommodation, wage, equipment, and all transportation for guide and porter
  • One assistance guide would be if the group size is more than 6 pax
  • Annapurna trekking route Map for the group
  • Supplementary snacks (cookies and energy bar)
  • Fresh fruits on trekking
  • First Aid medical kid for trekking 
  • Welcome dinner in Nepalese restaurant with cultural dance programs 

Cost Excludes

  • Travel Insurance and evacuation insurance 
  • Hotel in Pokhara 
  • Food in Pokhara 
  • Boiled water
  • Hot shower 
  • Wi-Fi
  • Electric device re-charge 
  • Bottle drinks
  • Personal expenses 
  • Tip

Additional Information

Trip Info

Meals

Eating is a big part of the Holiday. Traveling with Mountain Magic Treks, you experience the vast array of wonderful food Nepalese, Italian, Continental, Chinese, and several local cuisines. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are included in the package. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic and each place special food during your trip. Mountain restaurant owner prefers not to order many dishes and waste food as they would like to cater more trekkers with limited food before runoff stuck. It’s a week or more day’s hard works to Porters and caravans to bring food to these places. During this trek you will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge, Lunch will be eaten at one of the trail side restaurants on route. 

Accommodation 

A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. A private room is available in most tea houses, except for high altitudes ones where it will be just dormitories. The Lodges are fairly basic. The room is spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining hall warmed by the Bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct, in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the room unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually has solar lighting.

Most tea houses now also have electricity for charging small appliances- mobile phones and cameras- and there will be a small charge for this.  

Drinking water

Mountain Magic Treks provides unlimited chlorine/lodine treated water the trek. All tea houses have mineral water and boiled water for trekkers upon additional cost. We discourage the purchase of mineral water and bottled water while on the trek as plastic bottles and difficult to dispose of and have become an environmental problem.

 Route Map

Mountain Magic Treks offers you complementary route map T-short and duffel bags

What to take for Trekking

This is a very active trip, it means you will be on the move most of the time, so pack as lightly as possible. We provided one porter for two trekkers; your trekking gear will be carried by the porter in a duffel bag that we will provide. The maximum the porters are allowed to carry 15 kg per trekker means 30 kg from two trekkers. Unnecessary luggage can be left in Kathmandu Hotel and its free of cost. 

Important to note

Please read the Gear list section of this trip notes for additional details of what you need to bring for the trek on this trip. You will need to bring a comfortable medium sized day pack to carry the things that you will need during the day. This should have a waist strap or (batter) a padded waist belt. The weather is subject to change in the mountains so layered clothing is recommended all around the year.

Nepal Visa:

If you are wondering about how to obtain a Nepal visa, then the easiest way to obtain it is at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival in Nepal or else at the immigration entry point if you are entering through the border of India or Tibet. 

Note: There are few countries namely Nigeria, Ghana, Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, Somalia, Cameroon, Swaziland, Iraq, Ethiopia, Liberia, Palestine, etc. People from these countries do not get visa from the immigration entry points of Nepal.)

 What do you need to obtain a Nepal visa?

Click here for Application form:

Nepal Entry Application Download PDF

If you are thinking of taking a visa at the airport or immigration entry point, following are your requirements: A valid passport (The passport should have a validity of at least six months) You should fill the application form for visa available at airport or immigration entry points. Two passport size photos

Visa Extension:

If you want to extend the visa for 15 days or less, visa extension charge is USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency

 If you want to extend the visa for more than 15 days, USD 2 will be charged per day after 15 days. However, the visa can be extended maximum up to 150 days in a visa year (Visa year refers to the year starting January to December).

Gears list

Trekking Equipment List:

If it’s too much to carry from your home country some of the necessary equipment can be hired or bought in Kathmandu around Thamel as well. Most of the equipment in general and standard lists for all seasons while on the trek, but may differ as per the season and duration of trekking and areas of your chosen trip. Sun hat or scarf

For head:

  • Light balaclava or warm fleece headgear.
  • Sunglasses and snow goggles with UV protection.

For Lower Body:

  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Lightweight cotton long pants
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

For Feets:

  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base cam

For Upper Body:

  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket 

For Hands:

  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Other Accessories:

  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC * (4 seasons down sleeping bags)
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit/duffel bag.
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches / 10-15 liters / kgs capacity)
  • Trekking Poles (optional)
  • Water bottle (2) or cameo bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring) as optional.

Toiletries:

  • 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel
  • Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • On Personal Hygiene:
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti-bacterial hands wash

Extra Luxuries as optional:

  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book

Journal & Pen:

  • Walkman
  • Pen and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble.

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