Budget Poon Hill Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration9 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Max. Altitude 3180m
  • Trip Type Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Accommodation Hotel + Teahouses + Lodges
  • Transport Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Highlights
  • Gorgeous Walk through the lush forests
  • Excellent time in Ghandruk Village
  • Amazing view of mountains like Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and many more
  • Overnight at tea house lodge

Budget Poon Hill Trek 9 Days Itinerary and Cost for 2023

 Budget Poon Hill Trek is one of the best economical trekking packages in Nepal. Having the epitome of beauty in its landscapes, Annapurna Region definitely has everything to wow you with. Poon Hill Budget Trek can be customizable with a little less budget ideal for every budget traveler from all around the world. Having the viewpoint located at 3200m named PoonHill, you get to check out the most magnificent sunrise you have ever seen. The incredible scenery of the mountain vistas such as Annapurna South, Everest, Machhapuchhre, and many more. The best cultural excursion of the Annapurna Region is none other than 9 days Poonhill Budget Trek.

The refreshing air striking you at the top will soothen you like never before. Trek through the lush rhododendron forests with the reliefing chirping of birds leads you to Ghandruk which is a Gurung village. You will get to interact with the local Gurung people of Ghandruk and be amazed with the hospitality of the locals. The Budget Poon Hill Trek Itinerary comprises of the trek from Tadapabi to Ghandruk including the bus drive from Nayapul to Pokhara.

The exciting walk with the natural interaction provides you an amazing chance to experience the Himalayan wilderness. Make every moment spent in the 9 Days Budget Poon Hill Trek memorable. The specialty of the Budget PoonHill Trek is that you get to make the most out of the gorgeous Annapurna Region in a relatively limited budget with the awesome quality service.

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Itinerary
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Pick up from airport, check in hotel, hang around in Kathmandu thamel at the main tourist place. Overnight at 3 star hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or Skyline Hotel)

  • Accommodation:3 star Hotel in Kathmandu

We take early tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.). One can view green hills, beautiful valleys and some mountain views on the way. Pokhara is regarded as tourists’ paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples, etc. One can have pleasure to observe views of Phewa Taal (lake), Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Overnight at 3 star hotel (Hotel City INN or Hotel Third Pole)

  • Accommodation:3 star Hotel

We start our trek from Nayapul (1050m.). We would drive up to Nayapul from Pokhara. From Nayapul, we would trek to Tikhedhunga (1577 m.) via Birethanti (1065m.) which takes about four and half hours. Overnight at tea house lodge.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

We trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.). Today we could ascend down gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, Magar villages. On the way, one could see majestic view of Machhapuchhre (6997m.), Huinchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna South (7219m.). Overnight at Ghorepani at tea house lodge.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

Today we trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) and then to Tadapani (2675m.). We cover the distance within five and half hours of normal trek. Early morning, we start our trip to Punhill (3180m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhre (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and numerous other snowcapped mountain peaks. Having breakfast at Ghorepani, trek to Tadapani (2650 m.) through the deep forests of rhododendrons, bamboos and oaks. En route, one can observe waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, birds and green valleys. Overnight at Tadapani at tea house lodge.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.). Comparatively, today is the easiest trek of all days. One has to trek through the forests of Rhododendron and oak One could hear soothing chirp of birds on the way. This trek is also offers best alternative for birds lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village you could observe good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Ghandruk village is listed in World Heritage Site. Overnight at Ghandruk. In the evening, typical Gurung Cultural program will be organized on demand. At tea house lodge.

  • Accommodation:Mountain Tea House Lodge

Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Nayapul (1990m.). Now the rest of the trail descends gently down to Dhampus passing through Pothana village (1900m.). Then drive back to Pokhara from nayapul Overnight at 3 star hotel (Hotel City INN or Hotel Third Pole)

  • Accommodation:3 star Hotel in Pokhara

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. After a normal drive of seven hours, we reach Kathmandu. While driving from Pokhara to Kathmandu, we head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar where the Nepal's first Cable Car is operated to reach to Manakamana Temple. One can also fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Overnight at 3 star hotel (Thamel Eco Resort or Skyline Hotel)

  • Accommodation:3 star Hotel in Kathmandu

After breakfast free time for last moment shopping or rest then drop you at the airport by private vehicle.

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    Cost Details
    Cost Includes
    • Airport picks up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
    • Two night’s deluxe accommodation in Kathmandu (on the arrival day and after the trekking). 3 night standard accommodation at Pokhara.
    • Ground transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
    • By car from Pokhara to trek starting point and trek ending point to Pokhara.
    • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
    • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide
    • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide
    • Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP) permits.
    • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
    • First aid medical kit.
    • Duffle bag if necessary.
    • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel
    • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
    Cost Excludes
    • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport - Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos.
    • Porters available at an extra cost (1 porter for 2 peoples).
    • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
    • Food (lunch and dinner) while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks.
    • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
    Departure Dates
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    Date PriceStatus 
    Start DateThursdayJul 25, 2024End DateFridayAug 02, 2024PricePriceUS$400StatusStatusAvailable
    Start DateTuesdayJul 30, 2024End DateWednesdayAug 07, 2024PricePriceUS$400StatusStatusAvailable
    Essential Information

    Best time for Budget Poon hill Trek

    For the 9 days Budget Poon hill trek in Nepal, spring and autumn are the perfect seasons. In the spring season the skies are clear, the weather is stable and the temperature is moderate. Spring (March-May) is the great season to explore nature and witness the rhododendron flower and beautiful birds. Another season autumn is also a very good and popular season for the poon hill trek. During the autumn season (Sept-Nov) the weather is good and the views are truly mesmerizing. The air is fresh and clear and the trail is dust free. It is a peak trekking season so the trekking trails are crowded and most of the teahouses are busy in autumn.

    Trekking during winter and monsoon are not considered good time for budget poon hill trek. Monsoon season (June-Aug) is the time when people experience hot temperature and frequent rainfalls. The rainfalls, slippery paths might make the trail challenging. The views of green forests, rivers, gorges and waterfalls look great in this season. The winter season (Dec-Feb) is not great time for the poon hill trek. It is the coldest time of the year and trekkers will face the heavy snowfalls on the trail. The snowfalls might block the paths and it would be difficult to trek. However, the views of the mountains in this season are magical. Overall, the trek is available in all season; it is your choice to pick the time according to your schedules and preferences.

    Packing Lists for Budget Poon hill trek

    Here are the lists of some of the most necessary trekking gears for the Budget Poon hill trek:

    • Down jackets, windproof and water proof jackets, trekking trousers
    • Trekking boots, socks, t shirts, long sleeve shirts
    • Gloves, scarf, hat, sun glasses, quick drying towel, underwear
    • Sunscreen cream, moisturizer, lip balm, face wipes
    • Cell phone, camera, power banks, head light
    • Water bottles, medical kits, water purifying tablets
    • Extra money, etc.
    • You can also pack other necessary and valuable things and leave the unnecessary things at the hotel.

    Accommodations during Budget Poon hill trek

    You will have a lot of teahouses along the budget Poon hill trekking trail with all the basic requirements you need. The rooms are small, cozy and provide comfortable beds with soft pillows and warm blankets. In most of the teahouses you will have to share bathrooms and toilets. The bathrooms and toilets will be neat and clean. Overall, the facilities are good and the warm services provided by the locals are great.

    Foods during Budget Poon hill trek

    You will have your breakfast, lunch and dinner in the teahouses you stayed. You will find varieties of food items in the menu. The typical Nepali Khana set Dal Bhat Tarkari and achaar is the most preferable food. Beside that you can have varieties of foods like: noodles, soup, momos, pizzas, eggs, pasta and drinks like: ginger tea, milk tea, black tea, etc. You can choose and eat whatever you want according to your taste and preferences.

    Drinking water during Poon hill trek

    The safe drinking water is available in the teahouses and hotels during the 9 days budget Poon hill trek. You can buy the bottled water, filter water or hot water. You should carry the water purification tablets while trekking. You should drink the water from the tap only after the purification.

    WIFI, electricity and hot shower facilities during 9 days Budget Poon hill trek

    The WIFI, electricity and hot showers are available on the teahouses of Poon hill trek. For the usage of the WIFI, electricity and hot shower services almost all the teahouses take extra charge.

    Difficulty level of 9 days Budget Poon hill trek

    The difficulty level of budget Poon hill Trek is graded as easy to moderate level. It can be completed by anyone with proper physical and mental fitness. This trek is also completely suitable for beginners. You need to be able to walk for 5-6 hours of trek each day. The chance of getting altitude sickness is also very low.

    Guides and porters for Budget Poon hill trek

    The guides and porters are very helpful and useful for the 9 days budget Poon hill trek. Welcome Nepal treks provide the best and professional trekking guides and porters for 9 days budget Poon hill trek. Travelling with the guide will be fun and easier to communicate with the locals. The guides know the best routes, locals and their cultures which will be a great advantage in the trek. Likewise, the porters will carry your heavy bags and keep them safe throughout the trek. You might face some injuries or difficulties during the trek, at that time the guides will look after you and help you. Having a guide and porter for the budget Poon hill trek is great as you will be enjoying the trek with proper safety and security.

    Permits required for Budget Poon hill trek

    You need two trekking permits for the Budget Poon Hill Trek. One is Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card.

    Travel insurance for Budget Poon hill trek

    It is not compulsory to have travel insurance for budget poon hill trek. But Welcome Nepal Treks strongly suggest you to have travel insurance. The trek is easy but also sometimes you might face difficult situations or some unexpected incident might occur. So, for your safety during budget poon hill trek, you must have good travel insurance that covers medical expenses and emergency helicopter rescues. This will make your trip safe and let you enjoy the trip without any worries.

    Tipping in Budget Poon hill trek

    The tips are the reward in form of money or gifts to the services provider for their great work and services. In this Poon hill budget trek you will receive great help and outstanding services from the guides and porters. The tipping is not compulsory for the trek but is expected by the guides and porters after providing you the best services throughout the trek. If you liked their services then you can reward them with small number of tips. The tips will make them happy and encourage them to work even better. Overall, the tipping during the budget Poon hill trek completely depends on your choice and wish.

    Why to do Budget Poon hill trek

    The 9 days budget Poon hill trek is a trekking package with a reasonable price that offer the best adventurous journey. In this trek, you can enjoy the mind-blowing views of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and many other mountains. Hiking up to Poon Hill to watch the sunrise over the stunning snow-covered mountains is something that you will never forget for the lifetime. This trek provides you a chance to immerse yourself in nature and explore, adventure, unique lifestyles and fascinating culture in this scenic region. While trekking you will get a chance to explore local villages and interact with the people to get an insight into their life and culture. Delightful villages and dense rhododendron forests full of birds make your trip more enjoyable. The budget poon hill trek is a great trekking trip to enjoy the adventurous walk with beautiful nature and amazing locals.

    Why Welcome Nepal Treks for Budget Poon hill trek

    Welcome Nepal Treks offers a wonderful budget Poon hill Trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price with great services. We advise you to do the trek with us as we are well experienced trekking agency. Our team is well trained, experienced and professional. We have good English speaking and professional guides and porters. We also customize the itinerary as per the customer request. We make sure to fulfill the customer’s needs. Our client’s safety and happiness is our utmost priority. From picking up in airport, lodging, transportation to dropping at the airport for departure; everything will be done in a professional way. We ensure our customers safety and make their trekking trip memorable with the top-class services.

    What Our Clients Says
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      TahmasebiIran,June 11, 2019
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      Highly Recommend Trekking Tour Company

      Welcome Nepal Treks were outstanding from first contact to the end of the trek. We did Ghorepani Poonhill trekking and Pokhara city sightseeing day tour with this company. Very efficient service and there is no delay to pick me up from my waiting point. The guides and porters were lovely and knowledgeable and our experience in Nepal was amazing. I highly recommend Welcome Nepal Treks to any operators looking for in country partners or any travelers looking to explore the wonder that is Nepal

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      SowmiIndia,November 14, 2018
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      Best Service, Reliable price and highly recommended!

      This year I did my first trekking in Nepal which is Ghorepani poonhill trekking. Hari Khadka the friendly Owner of Welcome Nepal Treks, gave a very clear explanation about this trip. Like what I could expect to see and encounter on the trek and also advised me what to bring, what to do which I really appreciated. My guide Rabindra Tamang he was simply the best and honest. He was great fun to do the trekking with, knew a lot about everything we encountered during the
      trek, and was very polite and helpful. He always arranged nice rooms in the guesthouses. Even the price was very reasonable and the best out of the other few agency. Overall my trekking was wonderful and memorable in near future I'll do more trekking in Nepal and will definitely trek with this company again!

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