Annapurna Panorama Poon Hill – Nepal Guided Trekking

Nepal is one of the few places in the world that can offer awe-inspiring mountain vistas and incredible trekking. This trekking holidays is at low altitude and has been arranged to allow you to enjoy breathtaking scenery of some of the highest Himalayan peaks as you walk through the foothills of the Annapurna Range and as well as experiencing the world heritage sites of Kathmandu City.

From the terraced rice-fields above Pokhara, the walk is along good trails through picturesque Gurung villages and one of Nepal's biggest rhododendron forests, which in the spring bursts with many different hues, as you make your way to Poon Hill at 3,210m. The dawn view of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Machhapuchhre (6,997m) and Annapurna South (7,219m), from the world famous Poon Hill, is the highlight of this trek. Short and fairly easy, this trek is a perfect introduction to Nepal's mountain treasures, starter trek for those not sure of their walking ability, or simply for those who wish to make the most of only a few days. The trek finishes at the magnificent lake town of Pokhara, where you can relax and enjoy the tranquillity of the lake and its backdrop of snowcapped mountains.

This tour runs all year apart from monsoon season which is from mid June to mid September. For specific dates, please call 01242 250642 or email Steve@compass-holidays.com

  • Grade:
  • Comfort: Mixed
  • Start/Finish: Kathmandu
  • Distance:
  • Duration: 8 Days
  • Availability: Please call for details

This tour has an eight day, seven night itinerary.

Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu and stay overnight in your hotel. At Kathmandu International Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. There will be a full tour briefing in the evening. Alt: 1,350m.

Day 2 - Drive Pokhara stay overnight in your hotel. You will be driven out of the Kathmandu valley following the Prithvi highway, and descend to the scenic and tranquil town of Pokhara. En route we will have outstanding views of the Ganesh, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges of the Himalayas, along with river valleys, terraced fields and local villages. Pokhara is set on the banks of Phewa Tal (lake) beneath the Annapurna range that create a spectacular backdrop for this serene town. Upon arrival you are free to explore the town, take a boat out on to the lake, walk up to the peace pagoda or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere by the lake. Alt. 820m. 

Day 3 - Drive to Nayapul then Trek to Hile. Stay overnight in a Lodge/Teahouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. To reach the start point of today's trek, there will be a short drive, west of Pokhara, to Nayapul. The trek today is short and gentle as you follow the Bhurungdi Khola (river) upstream to Hile. You pass streams, waterfalls, tropical vegetation and thriving rice fields that give this area its lushness. 

Day 4 – Ghorepani stay overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast, lunch and dinner. As you leave Hile, the trails become more established, wide, and woven into these are stone stairways. You will reach a suspension bridge, where there is an imposing waterfall on the other side of it. The path then winds upwardly until it enters a rhododendron forest. You will then travel towards Ghorepani, the home of the Magars. Originally a horse watering post, Ghorepani has evolved into an important crossroads for tourists and the numerous mule caravans on the Jomsom-Pokhara trip. Alt. 2,860m. Trek 6 hours.

Day 5 - Sunrise at Poon Hill then Trek to Tadapani. Stay overnight in Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast, lunch and dinner. To capture the highlight of this trek you will leave early in the morning for Poon Hill (3,210m). A 45 minute walk above Ghorepani brings us to the panorama of peaks of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurnas, Machhapuchhre (6,997m), Manaslu (8,163m) and many more. As the sun rises over Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna Himals they glisten with the first rays of the sun while the skies glow through an array of reds to pinks. This is one of the world's most incredible mountain vistas. After breakfast we join the trail that heads north following a ridge with stunning views of the Annapurnas from east to west. The final climb of the day brings us to Tadapani. Alt. 2,630m. Trek 5½ hours

Day 6 - Jhinu Danda. Stay overnight in Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast, lunch and dinner. Away from Tadapani the trail descends steeply through an enchanting rhododendron forest that emerges out to rice terraces. The trail then ascends steeply through open spaces with magnificent views of the surrounding Annapurna range and a spectacular view of the Valley Rivers below until we reach Chhomrung, a village that clings to the hillside. A short distance further on up the Modi Valley we arrive at Jhinu Danda, our destination. Alt. 1,780m. Trek 5½ hours.

Day 7 - Trek to Birethanti then Drive to Pokhara. Stay overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast and lunch. Your final morning of walking starts with the trail dropping down to the Modi Khola. Following the river, the upward trail contours the rice terraces bringing us to Syauli Bazaar. Beyond here, the trails gradient levels as we walk alongside the river passing through a number of villages and orange orchards to Birethanti. From here we drive back to Pokhara, arriving late in the afternoon. Alt. 820m. Trek 5 hours.

Day 8 – Kathmandu. Stay overnight in your hotel. In the morning you will be driven back to Kathmandu. In the afternoon you will have free time to further explore Kathmandu and local shops. Alt. 1,350m

Day 9 - Depart Kathmandu. Transfer to airport.

Key Details:

  • Nine day, eight night itinerary.
  • This tour will start and end in Kathmandu.
  • Maximum Alt: 3,210m/10,528ft
  • Trek grade: Moderate

Essential Information:

  • Group size: Minimum 2
  • Ensure you have Personal Travel Insurance (cover your adventure activity as well as medical, emergency evacuation and personal belongings).  It is imperative to be insured with suitable cover.
  • You need clothing and footwear such as down jackets, waterproofs, hat, gloves, hiking boots
  • Take personal equipment, for example rucksack, day backpack, torch, water bottle, sleeping bag and mat. 
  • Personal medical supplies and vaccinations.
  • Take enough expenses in case of an emergency evacuation for any reason.

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your adventure in Nepal including:

  • Exceptional views of Himalayan peaks in Nepal’s foothills 
  • Watching the sun rise over the unimpeded panorama of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiun Chuli and Tarke Kang 
  • Soak in hot springs with a backdrop of snowcapped mountains
  • Captivated by the spring beauty of Nepal’s national flower, the rhododendron
  • Spectacular aerial views of the Annapurna Range

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating in Nepal.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to Nepal including Tribhuvan International Airport.

For more information on getting to Nepal please visit the Nepal Tourism website.

Included
  • Accommodation
  • Welcome Briefing
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Tour Guides
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack 
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
Excluded
  • Any visitor taxes
  • Transport to and from Nepal

This tour has an eight day, seven night itinerary.

Day 1 - Arrive Kathmandu and stay overnight in your hotel. At Kathmandu International Airport, you will be met by a representative and transferred to your hotel. There will be a full tour briefing in the evening. Alt: 1,350m.

Day 2 - Drive Pokhara stay overnight in your hotel. You will be driven out of the Kathmandu valley following the Prithvi highway, and descend to the scenic and tranquil town of Pokhara. En route we will have outstanding views of the Ganesh, Manaslu and Annapurna ranges of the Himalayas, along with river valleys, terraced fields and local villages. Pokhara is set on the banks of Phewa Tal (lake) beneath the Annapurna range that create a spectacular backdrop for this serene town. Upon arrival you are free to explore the town, take a boat out on to the lake, walk up to the peace pagoda or simply relax and soak up the atmosphere by the lake. Alt. 820m. 

Day 3 - Drive to Nayapul then Trek to Hile. Stay overnight in a Lodge/Teahouse. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included. To reach the start point of today's trek, there will be a short drive, west of Pokhara, to Nayapul. The trek today is short and gentle as you follow the Bhurungdi Khola (river) upstream to Hile. You pass streams, waterfalls, tropical vegetation and thriving rice fields that give this area its lushness. 

Day 4 – Ghorepani stay overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast, lunch and dinner. As you leave Hile, the trails become more established, wide, and woven into these are stone stairways. You will reach a suspension bridge, where there is an imposing waterfall on the other side of it. The path then winds upwardly until it enters a rhododendron forest. You will then travel towards Ghorepani, the home of the Magars. Originally a horse watering post, Ghorepani has evolved into an important crossroads for tourists and the numerous mule caravans on the Jomsom-Pokhara trip. Alt. 2,860m. Trek 6 hours.

Day 5 - Sunrise at Poon Hill then Trek to Tadapani. Stay overnight in Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast, lunch and dinner. To capture the highlight of this trek you will leave early in the morning for Poon Hill (3,210m). A 45 minute walk above Ghorepani brings us to the panorama of peaks of Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurnas, Machhapuchhre (6,997m), Manaslu (8,163m) and many more. As the sun rises over Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna Himals they glisten with the first rays of the sun while the skies glow through an array of reds to pinks. This is one of the world's most incredible mountain vistas. After breakfast we join the trail that heads north following a ridge with stunning views of the Annapurnas from east to west. The final climb of the day brings us to Tadapani. Alt. 2,630m. Trek 5½ hours

Day 6 - Jhinu Danda. Stay overnight in Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast, lunch and dinner. Away from Tadapani the trail descends steeply through an enchanting rhododendron forest that emerges out to rice terraces. The trail then ascends steeply through open spaces with magnificent views of the surrounding Annapurna range and a spectacular view of the Valley Rivers below until we reach Chhomrung, a village that clings to the hillside. A short distance further on up the Modi Valley we arrive at Jhinu Danda, our destination. Alt. 1,780m. Trek 5½ hours.

Day 7 - Trek to Birethanti then Drive to Pokhara. Stay overnight Lodge/Teahouse. Included meals breakfast and lunch. Your final morning of walking starts with the trail dropping down to the Modi Khola. Following the river, the upward trail contours the rice terraces bringing us to Syauli Bazaar. Beyond here, the trails gradient levels as we walk alongside the river passing through a number of villages and orange orchards to Birethanti. From here we drive back to Pokhara, arriving late in the afternoon. Alt. 820m. Trek 5 hours.

Day 8 – Kathmandu. Stay overnight in your hotel. In the morning you will be driven back to Kathmandu. In the afternoon you will have free time to further explore Kathmandu and local shops. Alt. 1,350m

Day 9 - Depart Kathmandu. Transfer to airport.

Key Details:

  • Nine day, eight night itinerary.
  • This tour will start and end in Kathmandu.
  • Maximum Alt: 3,210m/10,528ft
  • Trek grade: Moderate

Essential Information:

  • Group size: Minimum 2
  • Ensure you have Personal Travel Insurance (cover your adventure activity as well as medical, emergency evacuation and personal belongings).  It is imperative to be insured with suitable cover.
  • You need clothing and footwear such as down jackets, waterproofs, hat, gloves, hiking boots
  • Take personal equipment, for example rucksack, day backpack, torch, water bottle, sleeping bag and mat. 
  • Personal medical supplies and vaccinations.
  • Take enough expenses in case of an emergency evacuation for any reason.

There are lots of attractions and places to explore during your adventure in Nepal including:

  • Exceptional views of Himalayan peaks in Nepal’s foothills 
  • Watching the sun rise over the unimpeded panorama of Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiun Chuli and Tarke Kang 
  • Soak in hot springs with a backdrop of snowcapped mountains
  • Captivated by the spring beauty of Nepal’s national flower, the rhododendron
  • Spectacular aerial views of the Annapurna Range

By Rail/Bus – There are a number of public transport operating in Nepal.

By Air – There are a number of flights available to Nepal including Tribhuvan International Airport.

For more information on getting to Nepal please visit the Nepal Tourism website.

Included
  • Accommodation
  • Welcome Briefing
  • Luggage Transfers
  • Tour Guides
  • Fully comprehensive tour pack 
  • Emergency Telephone Assistance
Excluded
  • Any visitor taxes
  • Transport to and from Nepal
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