Apr 7 - Apr 10, 2020 | Change

Poon Hill trek (4 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Poon Hill and Ghandruk

Difficulty: moderate
Poon Hill
Starting at $216 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
+ $13 per person for vat tax
+ $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
  • VAT Tax 13% Nepal Government Tax
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
    + $2.21 per day per porter for vat tax (porter)

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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 April

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April is the peak of the ‘Spring Season’, with more moderate temperatures and still relatively few days of precipitation. Clear mornings and cloudy afternoons are typical, with clouds clearing up just before or just after sunset. Trekkers should also be prepared for the occasional rain shower, especially towards the end of the month.

At a glance
On average there are 6 days with precipitation in April. The highest point on the trek is Poon Hill at 3210 m. During April, expect high temperatures of around 17.1°C (63°F) and lows down to 1.1°C (34°F) at Poon Hill.

Poon Hill Trek
(Elevation Profile)

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Tue Apr 7 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in April.

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 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 14.4°C (58°F) in April.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 45 minutes from Naya Pul
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.3°C (87°F) and lows of about 14.3°C (58°F) in April.

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

About 3 hours from Birethani (gentle climb)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.3°C (81°F) and lows of about 11.3°C (52°F) in April.

Wed Apr 8 (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 19.2°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.2°C (38°F) in April.

Ghorepani

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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.

Thu Apr 9 (day 3)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

About 1-1.5 hours up and a half hour down
Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.1°C (63°F) and lows of about 1.1°C (34°F) in April.

Poon Hill

Tadapani (2590 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 20.9°C (70°F) and lows of about 4.9°C (41°F) in April.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

About 2-3 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 24.4°C (76°F) and lows of about 8.4°C (47°F) in April.

Ghandruk
Fri Apr 10 (day 4)

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

About 2 hours down from Ghandruk
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 13.4°C (56°F) in April.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 3 hours from Ghandruk (1 hour easy walk from Syauli Bazaar)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.3°C (87°F) and lows of about 14.3°C (58°F) in April.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethanti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 14.4°C (58°F) in April.

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 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in April.

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

by Tris (united kingdom) on Mar 8, 2020

Poon Hill led by Mingma Nuru Sherpa

Paths were really well tended and safe. The tea houses along the way were all really accommodating, clean and just great. Really lovely, a beautiful trek with a lot of variety in the landscapes. We were lucky enough to have a spectacularly clear morning at the summit but it is luck of the draw as the day before was clouded in. Well worth it. Trekked through forests and river valleys, lots of stone steps which made up most of the trek. These made it a lot easier to climb the steep hillsides and provided a great challenge each day. On average allow about $25-$30 per person per day, for food, accommodation, snacks... more if you want any alcohol along the way. 3rd week of Feb the weather was pretty much perfect for trekking, not too hot or cold, only half a day of rain and no snowfall although there were some patches of older snow that you had to get through. The Rhododendron weren't yet in bloom but magnificent trees to walk amongst.

by Kimberly (Canada) on Feb 22, 2020

Poon Hill led by Ang Tsering Sherpa

We enjoyed beautiful scenery and trails . The Poon Hill trek is moderate difficulty for anyone in reasonable health . The accomodations are rustic but the food is good. A good guide can help you with your meal choices and translation difficulties. The trail also gives lots of opportunities to meet people both Nepalese and from around the world.

by James (United Kingdom) on Sep 30, 2019

Poon Hill via Khopra Ridge (Danda) led by Rajkumar Sunar

by Allison (United States) on Aug 20, 2019

Poon Hill led by Nirmala Subedi

Great trek, highly recommend. Even during monsoon season, we were fortunate enough to see the two big mountain ranges that everyone wants to see. Highly recommend this trek, even if you only have a few days.

by Ben (United Kingdom) on Jul 23, 2019

Poon Hill led by Nirmala Subedi

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).

by James (United Kingdom) on Sep 30, 2019

Poon Hill via Khopra Ridge (Danda) led by Rajkumar Sunar