Book This TripPoon Hill Panorama Trek

Duration: 11 Days
Trip Grade:
Best Season: Jan - May, Sept - Dec

This short trek takes us up steep trails through traditional villages and into the Annapurna Conservation Area. Poon Hill is the view point for two of the largest mountains in the world - Annapurna (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167m). This is big terrain and this short trek takes us in close to the big mountains.
Often referred to as the Gateway to the Annapurnas, Poon Hill is the last mountain before the mighty Annapurna massif rears skyward. A regular trading and trekking route into the Kali Gandaki valley, the deepest valley in the world, the paths are bustling with the old and the new.

Clanging bells announce the brightly colored mule and yak caravans that regularly use the well-trodden paths on their way to and from Tibet. We climb with them through oak and rhododendron forest and across sparkling streams to Ghorepani Pass. On day four, in the pre-dawn, we climb to Poon Hill (3,190m) to witness a classic Himalayan moment. As the sun rises in the eastern sky, the mighty peaks begin their dawn parade, changing colors every minute as the stunning vistas open up.

Descending through giant primary rhododendron forest, troops of monkeys and exotic birds set a vivid and colorful scene. We arrive in Ghandruk (1,940m), one of the largest Gurung villages in the Kingdom with its traditional buildings and picture-perfect setting below Machhapuchare. We descend to the road head for the journey back to Pokhara after 5 magical days.

ITINERARY

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 02: Kathmandu sight seeing
Day 04: Drive to Pokhara/ Nayapul and trek to Birethanti
Day 05: Trek to Ulleri
Day 06: Trek to Gorepaani
Day 07: Climb to Poon Hill and trek to Gandrug
Day 08: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
Day 09: Fly or drive to Kathmandu
Day 10: Kathmandu city tour
Day 11: Departure