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SCENIC POON HILL & ANNAPURNA VISTA TREKKING

scenic poon hill annapurna vista trekking

SCENIC POON HILL ANNAPURNA VISTA TREKKING

“fascinating walks on Annapurna mid hills with stunning sunrise views over chain of peaks”

Scenic Poon Hill Annapurna Vista Trekking, one of the most popular and scenic destination around Nepal Himalaya, an amazing walk within beautiful mountains in just few days enjoying spectacular high world highest mountain views, probably this is the only trekking in this whole world that you can be close with the mountains on our Scenic Poon Hill  Annapurna Vista Trekking. Scenic Poon Hill Annapurna Vista Trekking offers awesome panorama of mountains with striking sunrise views over world 10th highest Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545 ft) and 07th highest Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Vara-Shikar peaks / Annapurna Fang, Annapurna South (7,219m-23,693ft), Huin-chuli, Gangapurna (7,455m-24,457ft), Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) includes Mt. Machhapuchare (Fish-tail) the unclimbed virgin peak with Lamjung Himal and world 8th highest Manaslu (8,163 m).

This is truly a picturesque trekking suitable for all ages and travelers as this trek starts from scenic Pokhara valley to reach the high green mid hills of Annapurna at Ghorepani and Poon Hill surrounded by beautiful rhododendron forest, where in spring time the whole area turns into magic as natural garden when wild-flowers in full bloom. After an exciting climb on top Poon Hill the highest spot of the trek at 3,210 meters high with stunning sunrise over panorama of mountains, after a glorious moment head back to Pokhara via an alternative scenic route downhill with enjoyable and wonderful time around Scenic Poon Hill Annapurna Vista Trekking.

SCENIC POON HILL ANNAPURNA VISTA TREKKING

Outline itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: In Kathmandu with sightseeing tour and trek preparation.

Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 860 m – 06 hrs drive.

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m and trek to Tirkhedhuga 1,450m -04 hrs.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m – 05 hrs.

Day 06: Morning hike to Pun-Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,721m – 05 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk 1,951m – 04 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Day 10: International departure for home ward bound.

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Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu from respective international flight.

On arrival in Kathmandu received by our guide with short drive to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu city, where you will join with other members of Scenic Poon Hill & Annapurna Vista Trekking, here our guide will brief with information regarding trekking – hotels-culture with do’s and don’ts, includes welcome dinner in a nice and typical Nepali restaurant with culture programs.


Day 02: Morning tour of Katmandu afternoon trek preparations.

In Kathmandu free day for individual activities and shopping souvenirs or join in our interesting tour of Kathmandu-Patan and Bhaktapur, full of world heritage site of historical-culture and religious importance, afternoon preparation for Scenic Poon Hill & Annapurna Vista Trekking.


Day 03: Drive to Pokhara 950m - 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.

Scenic Poon Hill & Annapurna Vista Trekking starts with an overland drive on Nepal’s main busy and interesting highway towards picturesque Pokhara valley, drive leads through Himalayan foothills around towns and farm villages with wonderful country landscapes, after an exciting drive reaching at famous touristic Pokhara, and then transfer to your hotels near beautiful Phewa Lake with afternoon free for short walks (options by air of 30 minutes scenic flight to Pokhara).


Day 04: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m begin trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,450m.

After a fine time in Pokhara with the views of Annapurna and Machhapuchare peaks, few hour drive to Nayapul to start our wonderful walk by the river Modi reaching a nice Bhirethati village with waterfalls and passing through many farm villages till overnight stop is reached at Tirkhedhunga with nice waterfalls nearby.


Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m - 05 hours.

Start morning walk with a climb on stone steps to Ulleri village a typical mountain style houses, on reaching top of Ulleri, walk gets better on the winding path through serene alpine forest of firs, rhododendron and pine trees and walking over crystal clear streams with few steep ups to Ghorepani Deurali, where superb views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains can be seen from the overnight lodge itself. Ghorepani located in the middle of lovely forest on route to Jomsom and Mustang area.


Day 06: Morning hike to Poon Hill, trek to Tadapani 2,721m - 05 hrs.

Depending upon the clear early morning sky with an hour climb to the top of Poon Hill at 3,210 m offering grand vista of mountain panorama with stunning sunrise views over array of Himalayan mountains from world’s highest 7th Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters, Tukuche Peak 6,730 meters, Nilgiris of over 6,000 meters, Annapurna Fang or Vara Shikar, Annapurna I at 8,091 meters with Mt. Machhapuchare at 6,997 meters and of world’s 8th highest Mt. Manaslu range at 8,163 meters. After catching the wonderful moment, carry on trekking to overnight destination at Tadapani through lovely woodlands and continuous views of mountains all the way to our overnight halt at Tadapani.


Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk 1,951m - 04 hrs.

Today a short of half day to large Ghandruk Gurung village, morning walk leads to a descend through beautiful forest and mountains view on reaching the bottom of the hill and to top ridge of Ghandruk with awesome views of Annapurna mountains, after a short break walk continues downhill with nice paved stone steps to Ghandruk village for lunch and overnight stop.

Ghandruk a large Gurung tribe village and the gateway of many trekking destination to Annapurna area trekking destination, Gurung are farmers and cattle herders of Tibetan Buddhist religions and culture, after lunch free to explore the village and Gurung museum.


Day 08: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

Today the last day of trekking, morning walk along with the fabulous views heading downhill for a while and then on the roadside at Nayapul, here taking a drive all the way to Pokhara of few hour, and then concluding this wonderful trip on the famous tourist spot at Pokhara by the lake Phewa.


Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

After an enjoyable time on high hills and mountains around Nepal North West on Scenic Poon Hill & Annapurna Vista Trekking with grand views, morning depart for Kathmandu with an interesting overland drive to Kathmandu after a grand time around Manaslu circuit trekking, on reaching Kathmandu afternoon free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.


Day 10: International departure for home ward bound.

As per your flight time our guide and staff transfers you at the airport after an enjoyable and great time on Scenic Poon Hill & Annapurna Vista Trekking around amazing Nepal Himalaya.


What are included ?

  • Airport pick up & Transfer to hotel.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on BB basis (Tourist Standard Hotel to Five Star deluxe Hotel in Kathmandu as you prefer).
  • Government  license holder Trekking Guide.
  • Cook, Kitchen staff, Sherpa and Porters for carrying your rucksack during trekking.
  • Hot and cold drinks. (tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk, and juice).
  • Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bag, duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion &  if you wants to use your own material you are free to bring them).
  • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour with private vehicle as mentioned  in itinerary.
  • Accommodation, fare, meal, equipment’s  and salary & Insurance for trekking guide and porters.
  • Government Tax.
  • Airport drop.

What are not included ?

  • Nepal Visa fee & Entrancee fees during kathmandu Tour.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Lunch & Dinner during Kathmandu stay.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water.)
  • Bar bills (alcoholic drinks,  mineral water, cigarettes, client’s personal insurance and any kind of unforeseen and personal expenses.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Tips for guides and porters.
  • Emergency rescue evacuation if needed.

Important documents and items

  1. Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets
  2. Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance
  3. Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts
  4. Credit cards, Bank/ATM/Cash machine cards for withdrawing funds from cash machines (bring a photocopy of your cards), traveler’s checks, etc.
  5. Airline ticket (Please make a copy and leave on at our office in KTM just in case if you need to change the date of your).

General

  1. 4 seasons Sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be  returned after the trek).
  2. Duffel or Rucksack bag  & suitcase (Optional/we can provide one if you need it but is to be returned after the trek).
  3. Daypack
  4. Down Jacket (Optional/we can provide if you need one but is to be returned after the trek).

Upper Body – Head / Eyes  / Ears

  1. Shade hat or baseball cap – to keep the sun off your ears and neck.
  2. Warm wool or synthetic hat that cover  your ears.
  3. Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  4. Glacier glasses, Headlamp
  5. Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric)  shell jacket.
  6. Down vest and/or  jacket*.
  7. A neck warmer is another piece of gear for extra warmth   if you feel you will need it (optional).

Hand

  1. 1 pair liner gloves, thin wool or synthetic, useful alone on mild days or as a layer inside other gloves / mitts for additional warmth.
  2. 1 pair warm gloves
  3. Instant hand warmers are always nice in a pinch, but really shouldn’t be necessary on the trek.
  4. Bringing appropriate hand protection as recommended above, should be sufficient (optional).

Core Body

  1. T-shirts (2).
  2. Light and expedition weight thermal tops.
  3. Fleece jacket or pullover.
  4. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional).
  5. 2 women sports bras, Synthetic, no cotton!
  6. Long shirts (2)

Lower Body – Feet

  1. 2 pairs nylon hiking shorts – Quick drying type, not cotton!
  2. Underwear, stay away from cotton (4).
  3. 1 pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and  bottom  preferable.
  4. 2 pairs trekking pants, preferably that zip on/off at the knees so they double as shorts.
  5. 1 pair hard shell pants. Waterproof / breathable, Gore-Tex or equivalent is best. Should zip from the top and bottom – this makes it easier to put on over boots without getting undressed should the weather change once you are underway for the day.
  6. 1 pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis).
  7. All clothing should be kept dry using waterproof stuff sacks or large puncture resistant plastic bags.

Feet

  1. 2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks.
  2. 2 pairs of heavy poly or wool socks
  3. 1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces (sturdy soles, water resistant, ankle support, “broken in”).
  4. 1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals
  5. Cotton socks (optional).
  6. Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version.

Medicines and First Aid Kits

(Please note our guide will also carry the first aid kit bag during the trek. However we still recommend you to bring your personal first aid kit as well.)

  1. Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)
  2. Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)
  3. 1 skin-blister repair kit
  4. Anti-diarrhea pills
  5. Anti-headache pills
  6. Cough and/or cold medicine
  7. Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide
  8. Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.
  9. Water purification tablets or water filter
  10. 1 set of earplugs
  11. Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies.

 Miscellaneous

  1. Durable wallet / pouch for travel documents, money & passport.
  2. Lip balm. At least SPF 20, 2 sticks. A string taped to the stick is helpful, to hang around your neck and some are now being sold with a cord already attached. Handy as it avoids you from having to stop and look for it.
  3. Sunscreen. SPF 40 is recommended and should be relatively new since it loses its’ effectiveness over time.
  4. Pocket knife or small Swiss Army type.
  5. Water purification Iodine tablets or Polar-pure crystals.
  6. Toiletry kit. Be sure to include toilet paper stored in a plastic bag, hand wipes, and liquid hand sanitizer, towel, soap, etc.
  7. 2 bandanas.

Extras/Luxuries

  1. Reading book
  2. Trail map/guide book
  3. Journal and pen
  4. iPod
  5. Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble, playing cards (to help you pass the time at teahouses and/or camps)
  6. 1 modest swim suit
  7. Binoculars (optional)
  8. Voltage converter (from 220 to 110)
  9. Plug adapter (2 round pegs to 2 flat pegs)
  10. Lightweight pillow case (in case your teahouses provide you with pillows) or use your own stuff as a pillow