Dec 9 - Dec 12, 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 $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)

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 December

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December is probably the most underrated month to trek, one of the driest months of the year skies are often clear from sunrise to sunset. The trails and teahouses are less crowded than in November.

At a glance
On average there are 1 day with precipitation in December. The highest point on the trek is Poon Hill at 3210 m. During December, expect high temperatures of around 9.1°C (48°F) and lows down to -6.9°C (20°F) at Poon Hill.

Poon Hill Trek
(Elevation Profile)

Available Side Trips

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Mon Dec 9 (day 1)

Pokhara (827 m)

Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in December.

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 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.4°C (44°F) in December.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 45 minutes from Naya Pul
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.3°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.3°C (43°F) in December.

Tikhedunga (1525 m)

About 3 hours from Birethani (gentle climb)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.3°C (67°F) and lows of about 3.3°C (38°F) in December.

Tue Dec 10 (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 11.2°C (52°F) and lows of about -4.8°C (23°F) in December.

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.

Wed Dec 11 (day 3)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

About 1-1.5 hours up and a half hour down
Expect typical high termperatures of about 9.1°C (48°F) and lows of about -6.9°C (20°F) in December.

Poon Hill

Tadapani (2590 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 12.9°C (55°F) and lows of about -3.1°C (26°F) in December.

Ghandruk (2000 m)

About 2-3 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.4°C (62°F) and lows of about 0.4°C (33°F) in December.

Ghandruk
Thu Dec 12 (day 4)

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

About 2 hours down from Ghandruk
Expect typical high termperatures of about 21.4°C (71°F) and lows of about 5.4°C (42°F) in December.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 3 hours from Ghandruk (1 hour easy walk from Syauli Bazaar)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.3°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.3°C (43°F) in December.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethanti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 22.4°C (72°F) and lows of about 6.4°C (44°F) in December.

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 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 7.4°C (45°F) in December.

Pokhara
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Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2019  confirmed

Poon Hill via Khopra Ridge (Danda) (8 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Public trek
1 confirmed trekker

$197 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$16.64 /day per person for guide
+ $15 per person for guide's insurance
+ $48 per person for permits

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