Jan 27 - Jan 30, 2019 | Change

Poon Hill trek (4 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Poon Hill and Ghandruk

Difficulty: moderate
Poon Hill
Starting at $203 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.08 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $48 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

Sherpana prices are based on group size. We refund you the difference if more people join your trek.
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Included Services
  • Permits ACAP and TIMS Card
  • Guide Guide's wages, food, lodging, and insurance
Optional Services (Porter)
  • Porter Each porter may carry no more than 20 kg (44 lb). One porter is usually enough for 2 people's gear. Government required insurance covers the porter in case of an accident while on the trip.
    $20 per day per porter

    + $30 per porter for porter's insurance

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A moderate hike in the Annapurna region for those who want a taste of trekking without the high altitude. While relatively easy by Nepal standards, this trek still packs a punch, with some steep climbs and awesome views, including the famed Himalayan panorama from atop Poon Hill.

Weather Conditions in January

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January is one of the coldest and driest months, which makes it good for Himalayan views while wearing lots of layers. While there is little rain, skies in the hills and valleys further from the high mountains can be hazy from dust and pollution. The days are short and the nights long, so you can finally catch up on War and Peace while hiking the Himalayas. Now that’s something to be proud of! Go with the e-book version, your back or your porter’s back will thank you for it.

At a glance
On average there are 2 days with precipitation in January. The highest point on the trek is Poon Hill at 3210 m. During January, expect high temperatures of around 8.1°C (47°F) and lows down to -8.9°C (16°F) at Poon Hill.

Poon Hill Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Available Side Trips

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Extra rest days and overnights can be added once the itinerary is created. However any side trips must be added in this step before the itinerary is created.

Sun Jan 27 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 5.4°C (42°F) in January.

Pokhara
Public bus from Pokhara to Naya Pul (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Naya Pul (1000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in January.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 45 minutes from Naya Pul
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.3°C (70°F) and lows of about 4.3°C (40°F) in January.

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

About 3 hours from Birethani (gentle climb)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.3°C (65°F) and lows of about 1.3°C (34°F) in January.

Mon Jan 28 (day 2)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

About 5-6 hours (trail climbs steeply with lots of steps through terraced hillsides and forests)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 10.2°C (50°F) and lows of about -6.8°C (20°F) in January.

Ghorepani

Highlights: Khopra Danda and Poon Hill
Difficulty: moderate
This route climbs up the Khopra Ridge for magnificent panoramas of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, and other Himalayan peaks. An overnight at Khopra Danda (3640 m, 11,942 ft) lets you wake to this spectacular view just outside your room, at what must be one of the best lodge locations in the region.

Tue Jan 29 (day 3)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

About 1-1.5 hours up and a half hour down
Expect typical high termperatures of about 8.1°C (47°F) and lows of about -8.9°C (16°F) in January.

Poon Hill

Tadapani (2590 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 11.9°C (53°F) and lows of about -5.1°C (23°F) in January.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

About 2-3 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 15.4°C (60°F) and lows of about -1.6°C (29°F) in January.

Ghandruk
Wed Jan 30 (day 4)

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

About 2 hours down from Ghandruk
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.4°C (69°F) and lows of about 3.4°C (38°F) in January.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 3 hours from Ghandruk (1 hour easy walk from Syauli Bazaar)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.3°C (70°F) and lows of about 4.3°C (40°F) in January.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethanti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 4.4°C (40°F) in January.

Public bus from Naya Pul to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $2.00
Travel time: about 2 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 5.4°C (42°F) in January.

Pokhara
you can add extra rest days after the itinerary is created

by Mun kit (Singapore) on Jan 5, 2019

Poon Hill led by Ang Pemba Sherpa

by Jack (United States) on Oct 5, 2018

Poon Hill via Khopra Ridge (Danda) led by Sanam Sherpa

by Kriszela (Australia) on Nov 26, 2017

Poon Hill led by Nirmala Subedi

Poon Hill is a great short trek (6 days) with stunning views and moderate difficulty. It is very touristy though with some villages completely booked up with accomodation (in November).