POON HILL SHORT HIKE

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  • 4 Days
Price per personUS$399
20 September, 2020
$399 x 1 guests:
$399

Total
$399
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  • Trip Duration4 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy
  • Best SeasonAny time of the year
  • Max Altitude3210 m

Overview

Poon Hill Trek is an amazing trekking opportunity to experience the mesmerizing culture and nature in a short frame of holidays that allocate you to the most fascinating places of the region within just a 4- day of time.

The Poon Hill Trek is comparatively one of the easiest treks within the Annapurna region, offers mesmerizing panoramic views of the mountains including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

The Poon hill 4 days trek is surprisingly one of the best treks that take you to all the way to the top of Poon hill by passing through legendary villages of the mountains, dense forests, farming lands, and grazing land with a towering view of the Himalayas, waterfalls, and its sceneries.

POON HILL 

Poon hill is an ultimate destination of the trek which is located at an altitude f 3210 meters above the sea level, its a nominated hill of the region and also known one of the most beautiful spots of the region to watch the sunrise with stunning panoramic views of the majestic mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Nilgiri ranges. Getting to Poon hill is easy, you need to stay a night at Ghorepani which is just 45 minutes away from Poon hill, From Ghorepani, you will be hiking towards this beautiful spot likely in the morning to catch the sunrise. 

BEST TIME  FOR POON HILL TREKKING

The Ghorepani poon hill trek can be done any time of the year without ay hesitations but the best time to catch the clear view of the mountain with the sunrise is Autumn and Spring seasons of the year.

Is the POON HILL Trek Good for Beginners?

Yes, as far as we know this trek is one of the easiest and best treks in Annapurna with no doubts. However, if you are those who can walk 4-6 hours a day in the up and down cases then it's right for you, one can easily be participated in this event from the age of 8 to 80 years old. Moreover, our stated day to day itinerary is suitable for all the phases of groups with no high altitude risk.
 

Complimentary Benefits Of This Trek

  • Free Airport transportation on arrival and departure days (We will pick you up and drop you off) 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
  • Duffle bag if required  (Optional) 
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART's hiking T-shirt
  • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse in high altitude to find out the accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.
 

Highlights

  • Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) to watch the Sunrise over the Annapurna
  • Short and easy trekking itinerary in Annapurna region
  • Enjoying the lively evenings at beautiful city Pokhara
  • Stunning Panoramic views of the snow-capped Mt. Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and more!
  • Visit monasteries and beautiful Gurung museum at Ghandruk
  • Explore insights to the local culture and lifestyles

Itinerary

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          Trip inclusion

          • Offer free International Airport pick-up and drop by car.
          • Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
          • An experienced and Knowledgeable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide.
          • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for porter and guide.
          • Annapurna conservation area permit 
          • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
          • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket, etc. on return basic
          • Trekking lodge (Tea House) throughout the trek.
          • Assistant guide group size of more than 6 people in a group.
          • Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by Taxi/ car/ jeep.
          • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies 
          • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day 
          • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
          • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance (Optional)
          • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART company T-shirt
          • Compressive first aid box.
          • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by travel insurance)
          • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
          • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
          • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before or after the trek) 
          • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
          • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
          • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
          • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
          • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
          • Tips for guide and staffs (Tipping is expected
          • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek.

          Trip Info

          Food on Poon Hill Trek

          Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

          Common Lunch options – different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

          Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

          Deseret and Snacks options,- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruits snicker/ mars bar, popcorns, cake, and pastries, etc.

          Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)

          Water on trek

          The water on a trek is available at every trekking lodges or shopping shops along the way, buying a regular bottle of mineral water costs 1-3 USD per litter. Annapurna region has plenty of water sources to get the water as you can also refill the water from the random taps or water source, refilling waters from any of those sources is potable but it will be fine to drink with a Lifetraw or using the water purification pills – at least 2-4 L water per day is recommended to drink that keeps you hydrated.

          Accommodation Facts 

          Accommodations on the mountain are simple in tea hoses/ Trekking Lodges. The rooms come usually in double occupancy with a wooden bed, blankets, mattresses, pillows, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and the view is spectacular from the rooms of mountain tea houses. Likewise, single rooms are available ( except Himalaya and ABC) and it will be provided for solo female travelers.

          We will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries during the trek

          NOTE: Kathmandu has a large range of luxury stars hotels offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to part of this help to make the reservations for the 4 50 5 starts hotel booking as well on request.

          Best Time to Do 

          Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons like many other countries; spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons there is mainly two distinct trekking season for Poon Hill  or any region treks in Nepal which are autumn and spring.

          Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May, the weather in this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is fairly perfect for trekking in the Everest region offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day, the Temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature at the nighttime can drop down to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

          Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Poon Hill, Autumn includes months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius, it’s great for the trekking.

          Safety and Satisfactions 

          SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

          This trek is a guided trip and you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in the emergency case, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

          Note:During the trek, make sure you are always on the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place especially at the narrow section of the trail.

          Passport and Visa

          If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu's where you can simply get On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

          You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and India. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!

          Extra personal expenses on trekking

          During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.

          Travel Insurance

          Travel is mandatory for trekkers in participating in this trekking tour program or any other adventurous trek in Nepal Himalayas. Getting travel insurance, especially while traveling in the mountain areas is like security on which you can rely on and enjoy your trip without any worries. We highly recommend getting good compressive travel insurance that covers things like emergency helicopter rescue, medical evacuations expense it will be assisted protection tour to cover personal injury, injury, repatriation expenses, and any kind of illness will be covered. Having good travel insurance will not only guarantee you peace of mind while you travel with us but also provide you with complete coverage for anything things that may go wrong.

          Packing list 

          The following lists are the essentials trekking gear which is recommended for trekking in Nepal and all listed gears can also buy easily in Kathmandu, Kathmandu has a number of shops selling the necessary cloths and gear for trekkers.

          • A few pairs of Thermal tops
          • Fleece jacket/pullover
          • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
          • Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
          • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
          • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
          • Mittens/woolen gloves
          • Warm Hiking socks
          • Trekking sue with spare laces
          • Pair of flip flop
          • Underwears & Swiming costume
          • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
          • Sun hat/scarf
          • Sunglasses
          • Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
          • Trekking poles (Not 100%)
          • Day bag above 40 L
          • 1 set- Headlamp
          • Small lock for the day backpack
          • Reusable water bottles- 2 letters
          • Water purification tablets/ electric light
          • Wash towel
          • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
          • Rain poncho
          • Basic personal first aid kit

          Responsible tourism

          Our experienced field staff/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role of following the rules.

          • please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
          • Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.
          • please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
          • Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.

          We Alpine Ramble Treks involved in Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

          Transportations on Trek

          Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip including free arrival and departure transportation services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative by traditional flower then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for the city tour like Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise view tour, or any others in Nepal on request.

          Booking and payment process

          Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us.we called mountain family, home away from home with us.

          To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 10 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior of time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining of the payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send all the requirements documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.

          Last-minute booking

          The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

          We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the mighty mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha

          Reviews

          • Pradeep D'souza - November 18, 2016

            For a while i have been planning my third visit to Nepal and was looking forward to doing the ABC trek, That's when i had come across a friend of mine who had recommended me to Alpine Ramble. Upon contacting Dil, CEO & founder of Alpine Ramble he was very quick with his replies and always at our service. He created a itinerary for us which fits perfectly to our schedule. Upon arrival in Kathmandu we was greeted by dil, along with Lakshman. Over the next few days we had started the trek and was led by the men of the mountains the very experienced, qualified and well trained boys, Ceo/guide - Dil along with Porter/Guide - Lakshman. These boys knew exactly everything about the mountains. They where very informative, motivative, patience and always extremely supportive during the entire course. Over all it was wonderful experience and i would highly recommend Alpine Ramble. Quick Reply, Good Communication, Highly Supporting & Encouraging. A+++++ Looking forward to are next adventure. Thanks & Best Wishes Pradeep D'souza