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

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Highlights: Poon Hill and Khopra Danda

Difficulty: moderate
Poon Hill
Starting at $285 usd
For 1 person -Guide & Permits
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees
$31.05 /day per person for guide
+ $30 per person for guide's insurance
+ $19.50 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)

Would you like to request a specific guide?

If you do not specify a guide, a request will be sent to all available guides (once a payment is made and the trek is confirmed). Once confirmed, you can choose from the guides who indicated that they would like to lead your trek, or ask us to recommend a guide.

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.

Side trip via Khopra Ridge (Danda): 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.

Weather Conditions in October

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October begins the most popular time to trek, with moderate temperatures, clear skies in the wake of the monsoon, and a low chance of rain and snow. In recent years, the monsoon rains have receded later with weather patterns typically stabilizing in mid-October.

At a glance
On average there are 4 days with precipitation in October. The highest point on the trek is Khopra Danda at 3640 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around 13.6°C (56°F) and lows down to -0.4°C (31°F) at Khopra Danda.

Poon Hill via Khopra Ridge (Danda) Trek
(Elevation Profile)

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.

Wed Oct 27 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 30.4°C (87°F) and lows of about 16.4°C (62°F) in October.

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 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in October.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 45 minutes from Naya Pul
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.3°C (85°F) and lows of about 15.3°C (60°F) in October.

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

About 3 hours from Birethani (gentle climb)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 26.3°C (79°F) and lows of about 12.3°C (54°F) in October.

Thu Oct 28 (day 2)

Ghorepani (2874 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Ghorepani
Fri Oct 29 (day 3)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.1°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.1°C (36°F) in October.

Poon Hill

Swanta (2350 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.3°C (70°F) and lows of about 7.3°C (45°F) in October.

Chistibung (3000 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 17.4°C (63°F) and lows of about 3.4°C (38°F) in October.

Sat Oct 30 (day 4)

Khopra Danda (3640 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 13.6°C (56°F) and lows of about -0.4°C (31°F) in October.

Khopra Danda
Sun Oct 31 (day 5)

Tatopani (1190 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.3°C (83°F) and lows of about 14.3°C (58°F) in October.

Tatopani
Mon Nov 1 (day 6)
Public bus from Tatopani to Beni (Not Included)

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

Beni (830 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in November.

Public bus from Beni to Pokhara (Not Included)

Estimated cost: $4.00
Travel time: about 4 hours
Please pay the fare for your guide & porter (if you have hired one)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 27.4°C (81°F) and lows of about 11.4°C (53°F) in November.

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