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This is the ideal trek for those who want to experience real Himalayan trekking in a condensed amount of time. The Poon Hill circuit offers the trekker the chance to experience the culture and hospitality of the locals as you visit their colourful mountain villages and stay in their tea houses. Enjoy the stunning lakeside town of Pokhara, soak in magnificent natural hot springs and enjoy the incredible sight of the sun rising over the Himalayas from Poon Hill.
Our Trek itineraries offer adventurous travellers a rewarding experience to create lifelong memories in some of the world's most amazing destinations . Trek itineraries can be extended or customised to suit your interests and fitness. Discuss itinerary options and extensions with our Asia Travel Experts.
Meet with your guide on arrival in Kathmandu and travel together to your hotel for check-in. After discussing plans for the adventure ahead, you have a chance to discover the city’s excellent dining scene with dinner at a local restaurant.
Kathmandu is by far Nepal’s largest and most diverse city, a genuine melting pot of ethnicities and cultures and a haven for travellers since its rise to popularity as part of the ‘hippie trail’ in the 60s and 70s. Once described as having more temples than houses, this exhilarating and complex capital is rapidly changing, but the half-hidden temples, chilli-growing courtyards and tiny craft workshops of its narrow lanes and alleyways reveal a city that has not yet abandoned its fascinating traditional cultural identity.
This morning depart Kathmandu heading west along the Trisuli River to the beautiful lakeside town of Pokhara. Enjoy free time for the rest of the afternoon.
Nepal’s unofficial ‘second city,’ Pokhara stands on the shores of the placid Phewa Tal Lake in the shadow of the looming pyramid-peak of Machapuchare. The eastern shore of Phewa, affectionately known as ‘lakeside’ or Baidam, is the hub of the city’s shopping, dining and nightlife scene.
This morning take a short drive to Nayapul where the trek will begin. Start off with a steep descent down to the Burundi Khola River where you will cross the bridge before ascending through the bamboo forest on the other side to Tirkhadunga where you will spend the night.
This morning we depart from Tirkhadunga, ascending up stone steps towards the village of Ulleri. Continue along the trail with great views of the terraced fields that slope down towards the river below before entering the rhododendron forests that are such an iconic part of trekking in Nepal. Reach Ghorepani where you will stop for the night.
This morning is one of the highlights of the trek. Wake before dawn and watch as the sun rises over the mountains from Poon Hill, lighting up the entire Annapurna range. This is one of natures truly great spectacles and a sight you will never forget.
Continue on to the village of Tadapani, enjoying the incredible views as you go.
Depart Tadapani on a trail that crosses the river as it slowly ascends to Chomrong. Today you will be treated to some spectacular mountain scenery as you walk.
Today is a nice easy day as you make the short trek from Chomrong to the natural hot springs at Jhino Danda. Enjoy a soak in the warm waters to relax and rejuvenate.
From Jhino Danda, walk to the village of Birethanti in the shadow of the Annapurna range as you follow the southwest ridge. The trail descends to the banks of the Modi Khola river as you approach Birethanti where you will end the trek. From here drive back to Pokhara and enjoy the evening at leisure.
Return to Kathmandu and spend some time exploring this fascinating city or shopping for souvenirs. Enjoy a farewell dinner in the evening.
On your last day, enjoy free time until your departure flight.
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Hotels/lodges each night of the itinerary (excluding your departure day).
• Boutique hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara on bed and breakfast basis
• Hotel/Lodges each night of the trek
• Entrance fees and trekking permits
• Airport transfers
• All transportation
• English speaking trek guide
• Professional porters
• All permits
• Hearty yet delicious meals on trek
Visa for Nepal
All foreign nationals (except Indians) require a visa to enter Nepal
Getting a visa at the airport can sometimes take time due to long queues. There have been instances when passengers were asked to show return flight tickets. You will also need to provide 2-4 passport photos and the following fees in US dollars cash. Always have extra US dollars just in case.
The following costs were correct at time of writing:
- Multi entry visa valid for 15 days - US$25
- Multi entry visa valid for 30 days - US$40
Availability of accommodation and season.