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Trip Introduction

The easiest and simple trek recognized is Panoramic Poon Hill Trek in comparison to other treks available in Nepal. Firstly,  the Annapurna Region is home to a ring of impressive mountains. Not only the Annapurna range but also Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Nilgiri ranges are impressive. It is a perfect trek and takes you through many different types of landscapes, through farmland and the rural Gurung villages.

 

Secondly, This Panoramic Poon Hill 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 regions is now a conservation area project, this came into effect in 1986.

 

Moreover, the treks 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 it is the perfect place to relax and recharge the batteries after many days trekking.

 

What's included

  • 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)

What's excluded

  • 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.

  • Day 1

    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 2

    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 3

    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 4

    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 5

    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 6

    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 7

    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 8

    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 9

    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 wishes are taken into account, however, the Treks leader decision is final.

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Equipments

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 selling 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 guideline. The basic checklist 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 weigh no more than 15kg. Please remember this is just a checklist and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed below.

 

GENERAL CHECKLIST

The following basic checklist 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 weigh no more than 15 kilograms. Please remember this is just a checklist and you do not necessarily need to bring everything that is listed below. 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  shell 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, lightweight (inner socks) (4).

-Sunglasses with UV protection.

-Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees ¾ season

-Headlamp (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.

-Toiletries.

-Small wash towel.

-Footwear, appropriate to the trip.

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

 

TREKKING  CHECKLIST

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

-Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer.

-Down vest and/ or jacket (optional).

-Fleece or wool trousers/ pants.

-Trekking/ hiking boots 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)

 

MOUNTAINEERING / CLIMBING CHECKLIST

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 caravans.

-Telescopic ski – sticks (optional).

-Prussik loops.

-Climbing helmet (optional).

-Jumper (Ascender & Descender).

-Pocket Knife.

-Headlamp.

-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 otherness/carabiners. During the trek, climbing hard wear will be carried separately from your trek bag, in group bags until needed.

 

EQUIPMENT  RENTAL

To minimize your expense outlay for trekking and climbing equipment you may never use again, equipment rental and buying is possible in Kathmandu. You find them a lot cheaper than you find in Europe and the USA. Shops in Thamel offer a wide range of equipment available for rent and buy. Here is some cost which gives you an idea 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/ paracetamol- general painkiller.

-Oral rehydration salts.

-Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin).

-Anti  – diarrhoea medication (antibiotic).

-Diarrhoea 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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Trip Facts

Trip Code

Panoramic Poon Hill Trek

Trip Duration

10 Days Days

Meal

Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner

Destination

Annapurna Region

Transportation

Flight and Ground transportation

Group Size

From 1

Accommodation

Lodge, Tea House Trekking

Season

March / May ,September / December

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