Poon Hill trek is a short and relatively easy trek into the Annapurna region. This trek is suitable for those who do not have much time to spend with a burning desire to observe the beauty of snow-capped mountains. Typical Nepal Travels organize this trek in 5 days from Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Poon Hill Trek is perfect for anyone who has got limited time or for people who want a short trek in Nepal but don’t want to miss out on the views. The Himalayan vistas on Poon Hill Trek certainly pack a punch, especially when you climb Poon Hill as the sun rises over these beautiful mountains. The route starts and finishes in Nayapul, looping around Ghorepani and Ghandruk trek offering the crisp serenity of this high alpine area and a peek into traditional Nepali lifestyle.
Group Size and Guide Ratio
We take a maximum of 16 clients on the trip. There will be an English speaking leader or guide and a team of Sherpas to cater to the group's needs.
Our Trekking Day
We will be walking for 4 to 7 hours every day, depending on trails and altitude with some rest and acclimatization periods. The daily routine begins at around 6 a.m. with tea and washing water brought to your tent and rooms. Please get packed promptly so that the Sherpas can start taking down the tents (For camping trek) and packing up your baggage, while you are having breakfast. Take your day pack with you for breakfast. The morning walk will be about 3 hours and there is no need to hurry. The lunch stop lasts about 1 to 2 hours and is a good time to do your laundry, write your diary, etc. Then we walk for another 2 to 3 hours to our evening stop. Tea and biscuits await you and a few hours later dinner and evening reading, cards, drinking, etc.
Autumn (Sept to Dec) and spring (March to May) are the best seasons for the Annapurna Poon hill trek. The weather is sunny and warm, with outstanding views but the nights are a little cold. Winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also good for GEBC trek although it will be a little colder.
We always recommend that you don't allow your baggage to exceed 15 kilograms that should include your clothing & personal equipment. This is not only cumbersome for you but is also added weight for the porter or even the plane that carries your load. This is the maximum weight permitted for human carriers & even the machine that carries you & your load. 15 kg is considered to be the safe load for porters carrying your baggage across tough terrain to dizzy heights. In avoidable circumstances, TNT will not be responsible for any extra charges made for excess baggage & the risks involved. Travel light is what the wise trekker would do to enjoy a lovely hike in Nepals sublime mountains…it simply makes you feel better
You are advised to consider the following types of equipment as essentials while packing for the trekking.
- Hiking boots
- Warm Socks
- Trekking trousers and pants
- Under Garments
- Hiking shorts
- Fleece jacket or pullover
- waterproof jacket
- Sun hat or scarf
- Warm hat
- Sunglasses with UV protection
- Thermal gloves
- Headlamp or head torch with spare bulbs and batteries
- Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
- Trekking Poles
- Water bottles
- Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers, Toothbrush/paste, etc)
- Ear Plug (who know some people on group may snore)
- Face and body moisturizer
- Feminine hygiene products
- Tissue /toilet roll
- Anti-bacterial hands wash
- Reading book & notebook
- Extra clothes to wear in Kathmandu, when you come back from Trek
Kindly note cancellation policy as follows:
· Any guaranteed reservations with cancellation notice of less than 72 hours’ notice will be subject to a one-night charge. (Hotel booking & Trekking)
· Advance payment should be required for trekking to manage the necessary arrangements.