Oct 3 - Oct 8, 2020  confirmed

Poon Hill (6 days)
Annapurna Region, Nepal

Rating: | 8 reviews
Difficulty: moderate

Private trek | 2 confirmed trekkers

Poon Hill
$152 usd
For 1 person to join this trek
Guide & Permits Only
Includes guide and all required permits & entry fees:
$11.93 /day per person for guide
+ $10 per person for guide's insurance
+ $6.50 per person for vat tax
+ $48 per person for permits
+ $15 for private trek surcharge

Teahouse lodging, food, & transportation paid separately.

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)

Guide
Rajkumar
Languages
English and Nepali
Ratings
great

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Currently 2 Trekkers
2 confirmed trekkers
confirmed

David

With 1 guest: BONNIE (United States)
Hired 1 porter

Trip Board (1)

David
itinerary creator

Wife "Crystal' and I are 64. I have wanted to visit and trek in Nepal for 30 years. Now we have the window of opportunity and utilizing Sherpana is giving us the confidence to make this happen. The trek is intended as a 'Seniors / Beginner) effort with the intention of an extended trek with couple of extra days. Maybe one extra day to recover from the stairs and elevation gain getting to Ghorepani, Also, an extra night at Todapani to slow the trek after Poon Hill, and enjoy maybe the best section. We are not in best of shape and will want to go at a slow pace, We are planning on a Porter to help Crystal. The two extra days should be enough but if needed, we will consider additional time depending upon how we feel and what Guide suggests. We live at 500 ft elev. and from experience we need about 3-4 days to acclimate to 5000 - 10000 ft. To assist with acclimation we are planning on enjoying 2-3 days in Pokhara ahead of trek. We are healthy but need to watch . Crystal cannot carry much, her knees will dislikes the the 3000 stairs in one day, and she has a touchy stomach. i go slow due to past heart issues; but, oka now. Please do not get me wrong., we are not fragile wall flowers. I believe there is enough contingency time built into the schedule to make this a great trek. Cannot express how very excited we are about Nepal. If this goes well , the EBC next.year. Would enjoy trekking with like minded adventures who wish to see some of the highest mountains in world, and meet the peoples of Nepal.

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 October

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 Poon Hill at 3210 m. During October, expect high temperatures of around 16.1°C (61°F) and lows down to 2.1°C (36°F) at Poon Hill.

Poon Hill
(Elevation Profile)

Itinerary
(6 days / 5 nights )
created by David

Sat Oct 3 (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.

Sun Oct 4 (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 18.2°C (65°F) and lows of about 4.2°C (40°F) in October.

Ghorepani
Mon Oct 5 (day 3)

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.

Tue Oct 6 (day 4)

Poon Hill (3210 m)

About 1-1.5 hours up and a half hour down
Expect typical high termperatures of about 16.1°C (61°F) and lows of about 2.1°C (36°F) in October.

Poon Hill

Tadapani (2590 m)

About 3-4 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 19.9°C (68°F) and lows of about 5.9°C (43°F) in October.

Wed Oct 7 (day 5)

Ghandruk (2000 m)

About 2-3 hours from Ghorepani
Expect typical high termperatures of about 23.4°C (74°F) and lows of about 9.4°C (49°F) in October.

Ghandruk
Thu Oct 8 (day 6)

Syauli Bazaar (1170 m)

About 2 hours down from Ghandruk
Expect typical high termperatures of about 28.4°C (83°F) and lows of about 14.4°C (58°F) in October.

Birethanti (1025 m)

About 3 hours from Ghandruk (1 hour easy walk from Syauli Bazaar)
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.3°C (85°F) and lows of about 15.3°C (60°F) in October.

Naya Pul (1000 m)

About 45 minutes from Birethanti
Expect typical high termperatures of about 29.4°C (85°F) and lows of about 15.4°C (60°F) in October.

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

Pokhara