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Panoramic Poon Hill Trek

Trip Introduction

The Annapurna region is home to a ring of impressive mountains, not only the Annapurna range but also Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Nilgari ranges. It is a perfect trek and takes you through many different types of landscapes, through farmland and the rural Gurung villages.This panoramic trek allows you to see the mountains and the terraced farmland, it feels that with every turn is a new photo opportunity.All of the Annapurna region is now a conservation area project, this came into effect in 1986.

The trek for Annapurna starts and ends in the second largest and most beautiful city of Pokhara.Pokhara is set around Fewa Lake and has many sightseeing opportunities and is the perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries after many days trekking.

 

Facts Of Trip

Trip Grade:Moderate

Best Month: March / May ,September / December

Per Day Average  walking : 5  hours

Trek Type: Lodge, Tea House Trekking

Maximum Elevation: 3.210m

Duration :10 days

Region:  Annapurna Region

The Route:KTM- Pokhara –Ghorepani - Pokhara

Mode of Travel:Flight and Ground transportation

 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Arrive into Kathmandu. You will be met by a member of Top of the World Treks and after a 45 minute bus journey to the heart of the city and check into the hotel there is time for a cup of tea, shower and then a chance to see the tourist district of Kathmandu by night as we go for dinner before an early night!

 

Day 02: Sightseeing in Kathmandu

A day in Kathmandu where we will take you to Swayambhunath which is a Buddhist stupa and Monastery, which is over 2000 years old and one of the oldest in the world. Here is a great chance to see across the valleys, see some monkeys and begin to learn about this fascinating country. The afternoon will be spent getting for the trek and some time to relax and make sure all the kit and packing is complete. Also the first time you can go shopping which in Thamel is an adventure in itself!

 

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara

We leave Kathmandu early in the morning and catch the bus to Pokhara. We will arrive into Pokhara early in the afternoon where we will then go to the hotel and the group can then have free time to start exploring this beautiful city.

 

Day 04:Trekking  Pokhara to Uleri Time 5 -6 hours.

We will leave Pokhara and drive to Naya Pul, and this is where we will start our trekking. We will walk to Uleri. It is a easy walk in the morning along the banks of the Bhrundi River until we reach Tikkadunga where we will have lunch and then we have a steep climb up for about 2 hours until we reach our first overnight destination of Uleri (1960m).

 

Day 05:Uleri to Gorepani Trekking Time 4 -5 hours.

Today we walk to Ghorepani (2800m). We have a gradual walk up through the rhododendron and pine forest. There is a good chance that in the forest we will have the chance to see Monkeys. In Ghorepani we will have a good view of the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri range of mountains for sunset.

 

Day 06 :Ghorepani to Tadapani Trekking Time 6 -7 hours.

We will wake very early and we will trek up for about an hour so we are at the view point of Poon Hill (3210m) for sunrise. Our early start will be rewarded by breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri and also Machhapuchhre. Not only photos but memories to last a lifetime.We will then walk back down to Ghorepani for breakfast, before collecting our belongings and walking to Tadapani. It is an easy walk down the forest again we will be able to see monkeys.We will arrive into Tadapani (2630m) for dinner and an early night.

 

Day 07: Tadapani to Gandruk Trekking time 3 - 4 hours.

A shorter day today and again through the thick forest, we will walk to Ghandruk (1940m). Ghandruk is a typical Gurung village and we will be able to visit a museum and learn about the culture of the region.

 

Day 08: Gandruk  to Tolka Trekking time 4 – 5 hours.

The trek again continues steeply down to the Modi River, and after we have crossed the river we then have a steep climb back up the other side to the village of Landruk. It is then a gradual trek up to the village of Tolka (1700m) where we will spend the night.

 

Day 09: Tolka to Pokhara Trekking time 5 – 6 hours.

From Tolka we will climb up to Deurali through the forest. We might be able to see water buffalo. We finish the trek with a steep downhill to Phedi.We will be met by a bus and we will then have a short drive back to the hotel in Pokhara.The rest of the day will be free for showers, rest and shopping!

 

Day 10: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Drive back to Kathmandu arriving early afternoon where we will then go to the hotel.A group dinner will finish the trek and tour.

 

Day 11: Depart to home. Extra days are available at your own cost but we will be happy to arrange this for you.

 

IMPORTANT NOTE

Please be aware that your safety while in Nepal is our number one propriety.  All itineraries are subject to change if there are safety concerns, health concerns of people in the group and/or weather concerns.  This will be decided by the trek leader but we will always discuss the options with the group where possible to ensure peoples wises are taken into account, however the Treks leader decision is final.

Cost Includes

We believe that after a day trekking it is important to have the best available accommodation and food. This is why we use only the best lodges and hotels and allow our customers to choose the food they wish to eat from the menu available.Unlike many other trekking companies our price includes all meals on trek.

 

This price includes the following:

Three nights accommodation in a three star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast. This will be for the two nights before trek and one night after trek. Two nights in a three star hotel in Pokhara.

All accommodation whilst on trek.

You are able to choose any food, any tea and coffee from menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Return internal flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Private bus from Pokhara to Nyapul and return at the end of the trek.

Trekking leader, guides accommodation and internal airfare.

Porter accommodation and wages while on trek.

Trekking Leader, guides and porters insurance.

Trekking permits and national park fees for the trek. Trekking in the Annapurna region also requires a conservation permit which is also included.

An English speaking tour guide for Kathmandu sightseeing

Private transportation in Kathmandu including all airport arrivals and departures. This is also for the sightseeing tours.

All government taxes and service charge.

Medical supplies (First aid kit)

Cost Not Includes

Flights to and from Nepal

Visa to Nepal. (Available when you land)

Lunch and dinner while in Kathmandu/Pokhara.

Snacks and any extra drinks which you need on trek.

Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu if arrive early or late departure.

All the hotel accommodation or meals in Kathmandu.( in the case return early from trek due to any reason)

Tip for Guides and Porters.

Your insurance.

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    Equipment Check – List

    What clothing and equipment to take is one of the things that people worry the most about!  We can advise you and help you and it does of course depend on the time of year, the area, the altitude and how many days you are trekking/climbing. When you arrive in Kathmandu we will go through all your equipment to ensure that it is correct for your trip. In Thamel (the tourist area of Kathmandu where you will be staying) there is an abundance of shops seeling equipment and clothing so if anything is forgotten it can easily be sourced.It is also possible to hire climbing equipment and also items such as down jackets, and sleeping bags saving you a large purchase.

     

    The following equipment list is suggested and necessary for both camping and tea house  treks. Use this list as a guide line.The basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you  should always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag,  should weight no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. 

     

    GENERAL CHECK - LIST

    The following  basic check list should help you with your packing for any of our trips. Please remember that you  should  always try to keep the weight of your clothing equipment down to a minimum. Your packed trek bag,  should weight no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a check list and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed bellow. Use your own experience and judgment  to make your decision.

    -Light and expedition weight thermal tops.

    -Fleece jacket or pullover.

    -fleece wind –stopper Jacket (optional)

    -Waterproof  sheel jacket (preferably breathable fabric)

    -Lightweight thermal gloves.

    -Underwear (4)

    -Shorts (2)

    -Lightweight cotton long trousers / pants .

    -Light and expedition  weight thermal bottoms.

    -Sun hat or Scarf.

    -Warm fleece hat or light balaclava.

    -T- shirt (2)

    -Thin, light weight (inner socks) (4).

    -Sunglasses with UV protection.

    -Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season

    -Head lamp (eg petzl) Spare bulbs and batteries.

    -Small padlock  to lock trek bag.

    -Basic first aid kit(see First aid medicine bellow)

    -Plastic bags –for keeping items dry inside trek bag.

    -Daypack ( 35 to 40 litters/ 2500 to 3000 cubic inches.)

    -Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad.

    -water bottles.

    -Tolietries.

    -Small wash towel.

    -Footwear appropraite to the trip.

    -Waterproof  shell trousers / pants. (Preferably  berathable fabric)

     

    TREKKING  CHECK LIST

    In addition to the items listed in our general check list you will need to take the following on your trekking trip:

    -Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof sheel  outer.

    -Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).

    -Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.

    -Trekking/ hiking boods with spare laces.

    -Thick, warm wool hiking socks (4)

    - Footwear for around camp, eg running shoes and /or sandals.

    -Gaiters (optional).

    -Telescopic trekking/ ski poles (optional)

     

    MOUNTAINERING / CLIMBING CHECK LIST

    In addition to the checklists for general trekking equipment above, and depending  on the trip you have chosen, various items of mountaineering equipment may also be required, eg:

    -Plastic boots and crampons (preferably step – in bindings ) with front points.

    -Mountaineering  Safety harness.

    -Mountaineering  Ice axe(60 to 75 cms long – depending on your height and personal  preference).

    -120 cms (4ft) climbing sling and to locking and unlocking  caravines.

    -Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).

    -Prussik loops .

    -Climbing helmet (optional).

    -Jumer (Ascender & Descender).

    -Pocket Knife.

    -Head lamp.

    -Mattress.

    -Rope and Snow bars.

    -Ice crew.

    -High altimeter.

     

    Most if not all of this equipment will be needed  for any  trip that  crosses steep, snow – covered  ground, or which includes sections  of glacier travel. Our recommendation that you take no more than fifteen kilos of trekking equipment dose not include your plastic boots, ice axe , Crampons ot herness/ carabiners . During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your personal trek bag, in group bags untill needed.

    EQUIPMENT  RENTAL

    In order to minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use  again, equipmeent rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them lot cheaper  than you find in europe and in Usa. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which give you an aidea of the cost to rent in Kathmandu.

    -Sleeping bags.

    -Down Jackets.

    -All purpose mountaineering Ice axe (60 – 70 cms)

    -Ice hummer.

    -Climbing Harness .

    -2 looking Carabiners , Climbing Sling.

    -12 – point Crampons.

    -Plastic Climbing boots.

    -Helmet.

    FIRST AID MEDICINE

    -Bandage for Sprains.

    -Plaster/ Band- aids.

    -Iodine or Water filter(optional)

    -Moleskin/ Second skin – for blisters.

    -Antiseptic ointment for cuts.

    -Anti- bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)

    -Aspirin/ paractamol- general painkiller.

    -Oral rehydration salts.

    -Broad – spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin).

    -Anti  - diarrhea medication (antibiotic).

    -Diarrhea stopper (Imodium – optional).

    -Antibiotic for Giardia or similar microbe or bacteria.

    -Diamox  (Altitude sickness – can be  bought in Kathmandu.

    -Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution).

    - For more details  please see our  staying healthy  topic.

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Address: Thamel-29, Kathmandu Nepal

Tel: +977-1-4425199

Cell: +977 9841025559

Email: info@topoftheworldtreks.com

Website: www.topoftheworldtreks.com

 

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