Aug 23 - Aug 26, 2018 | Change

Poon Hill trek (4 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

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Highlights: Poon Hill and Ghandruk

Difficulty: moderate
Poon Hill
Starting at $191 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$30.08 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $40 per person for permits

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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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

This trip has optional side trips. Would you like to see the options?

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 August

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The peak of the monsoon is in early August and marks the wettest time of year. Be prepared for lots of rain and wet trails

At a glance
On average there are 22 days with precipitation in August. The highest point on the trek is Poon Hill at 3210 m. During August, expect high temperatures of around 18.1°C (65°F) and lows down to 9.1°C (48°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.

Thu Aug 23 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 23.4°C (74°F) in August.

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 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 22.4°C (72°F) in August.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 45 minutes from Naya Pul
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.3°C (88°F) and lows of about 22.3°C (72°F) in August.

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

About 3 hours from Birethani (gentle climb)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.3°C (83°F) and lows of about 19.3°C (67°F) in August.

Fri Aug 24 (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 20.2°C (68°F) and lows of about 11.2°C (52°F) in August.

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.

Sat Aug 25 (day 3)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

About 1-1.5 hours up and a half hour down
Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.1°C (65°F) and lows of about 9.1°C (48°F) in August.

Poon Hill

Tadapani (2590 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.9°C (71°F) and lows of about 12.9°C (55°F) in August.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

About 2-3 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 25.4°C (78°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in August.

Ghandruk
Sun Aug 26 (day 4)

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

About 2 hours down from Ghandruk
Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 21.4°C (71°F) in August.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 3 hours from Ghandruk (1 hour easy walk from Syauli Bazaar)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.3°C (88°F) and lows of about 22.3°C (72°F) in August.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethanti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 31.4°C (89°F) and lows of about 22.4°C (72°F) in August.

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 32.4°C (90°F) and lows of about 23.4°C (74°F) in August.

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

Sep 5 - Sep 10, 2018  confirmed

Poon Hill via Khopra Ridge (Danda) (6 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Private trek
2 confirmed trekkers

$135 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.60 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $40 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

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).