Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

10 day guided trekking tour

A moderate walk at a relaxed pace through the Nepalese Himalaya

 
For prices and more details about this trip please visit the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek details page
 

Kathmandu

Day 1 – Arrive in Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu, enchanting and exotic, it is a city immersed with ancient temples and tradition! Fused with colourful markets and the bustle of spice sellers and merchants, Kathmandu with its exhilarating allure is a city you won’t forget!

You’ll be met at the airport by your guide and transferred to your hotel. You’ll have the afternoon free to explore the streets and markets. In the evening we’ll have dinner at a local restaurant.

Nepalese monkeys

Day 2 – Pokhara

We drive west to Pokhara. The journey is breathtaking as we follow the gorge of the Trisuli River, passing by lush valleys, terraced rice fields and dramatic landscapes. Eventually we reach Pokhara, a quiet town nestled between the peaceful waters of Phewa Tal (Phewa Lake) and the spectacular Himalayan Annapurna Massif! The rest of the day is free to explore this laidback town. Hire a boat and relax on Phewa Tal, wander the streets of Old Pokhara or visit the Gurkha museum and discover the achievements of this world-renowned regiment.

Trekking Nepal

Day 3 – Pokhara to Tirkhadunga (1,577m)

We set out in the morning, taking a short drive to Nayapul before beginning our trek. The trail at first descends sharply to a bridge crossing the Burundi Khola. After crossing the river we will begin to ascend through bamboo forests to Tirkhadunga.

Nepalese Countryside

Day 4 – Trek Tirkhadunga to Ghorepani (2,810m)

Following stone steps we gain height as we head towards the village of Ulleri. From here you will be able to see some interesting views of terraced fields sloping down to the river’s edge. Onwards and the trail passes through the visually beautiful rhododendron forests that are a famous part of trekking in Nepal.

View from Poon Hill

Day 5 – Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,710m) via Poon Hill (3,210m)

Rise early to witness one of the highlights of this trek, the remarkable view from Poon Hill. The Himalayan panorama from here is unforgettable, as you will see the whole of the Annapurna range lit by the spreading light of dawn.

Day 6 – Tadapani to Jhinu Danda (1,780m)

Impressive mountain scenery awaits you on this day of trekking as you pass along trails that cross the river and ascend slowly to Chomrong. We are greeted with a huge mountain panorama of the greater Himalayan range before descending to rejuvenate our tired muscles in the warm waters of the natural hot springs.


Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill

Day 7 – Hot Springs to Landruk (1,565m)

Today is a relaxing day as we trek for a short time before reaching the pleasant mountain village of Landruk. A semi-rest day where we can get up late, eat a big breakfast, enjoy several cups of coffee, talk to the locals and enjoy the clear mountain air.

Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill

Day 8 – Landruk to Phedi (1,130m) and drive to Pokhara

Walking in the shadow of the Annapurna range we will contour through the foothills of the Himalaya, through simple farming communities and uninterrupted views of Machapuchare. Further on and the trail descends to the banks of the Modi Khola and continues into Phedi via some amazing mountain vistas at Dhampus. We will then head back to Pokhara.

Buri Gandaki

Day 09 – Return to Kathmandu

We return to Kathmandu arriving in the afternoon. Wander around the medieval Durbar Square in the heart of the city, sample some Newari cuisine, or shop for some locally made handicrafts and souvenirs. We will have a group farewell dinner in the evening at a local restaurant.

Day 10 – Fly Home

Lost Earth Adventures group services end after breakfast.
Transfers to the airport are complimentary. See you next time!


Kathmandu

Have an extra day? Spend the day exploring the UNESCO-listed Kathmandu Valley and its mesmerizing temples with Lost Earth Adventures!

Explore three awe-inspiring temples and discover why the entire Kathmandu Valley is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage site! Along the banks of the Bagmati River is Pashupitinath. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is the most important site for Hindus in Nepal. Cremations and acts of devotion can regularly be seen at this atmospheric place of worship.

buddha stupa kathmandu

Located in a tranquil part of the city is the peaceful and majestic Bodhnath Stupa, where thousands of pilgrims gather daily to show their respect and faith. Climb the steps to Swayambutinath, high on a hilltop overlooking the city. Used by both Hindus and Buddhists, the temple is regarded for its many holy (and very cheeky) monkeys!

Experience a breathtaking Mt Everest flight or explore medieval city…


Trekking Times and Altitudes

These tables show the approximate times it takes to walk to each place we stay at night. These times do not include rest and food breaks. The footpath on this trek is pleasantly smooth on well-trodden trails, allowing for nice walking 95% of the time.

Poon Hill
Nayapul (1,070m) to Tirkhadunga (1,577m)1 hour drive, 4-5 hours trekking
Trek Tirkhadunga (1,577m) to Ghorepani (2,810m)6-7 hours
Ghorepani (2,810m) to Tadapani (2,710m) via Poon Hill (3,210m)6-8 hours
Tadapani (2,710m) to Chhomrong (2,210m) to Jhinu Danda (1,780m) to relax in the hot springs5-6 Hours
Jhinu Danda to Landruk (1,565m)4 hours
Landruk to Phedi (1,130m)7-8 hours trekking, 45 minute driving

 
For prices and more details about this trip please visit the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek details page
 

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