Pokhara is at the heart of the Gurung ethnic group and a short low altitude trek around the foot hills of the Annapurna Range is a delightful experience. If you only have a few days this trek provides a great insight into Nepali life passing through beautiful Gurung villages and thick rhododendron forest which are in full bloom in the spring time (April) when the hill sides are brightly coloured with a broad range of ‘rhodi’ blossom. The trek provides magnificent panoramic views of Nepal’s most famous peaks from a sunrise ‘spectacular’ opportunity from Poon Hill – Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I and Annapurna South all in their morning Alpine-glow. This is, as altitude goes, a low level trek but having said that one should listen to what the body is telling you. The Poon Hill trek is probably one of the easiest routes in the Annapurna Sanctuary there are many guesthouses and restaurants on the way with quite a few people in the trekking season. The Poon Hill trek is a great trail to do as an extension trek before attempting one of the more challenging routes like the Annapurna Circuit or the Annapurna Base Camp trek.
Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu: Free day andpreperation for trek departure
Day 03: Kathmandu- Gorkha- Kalikasthan 1320m
Day 04: Kalikasthan –Arkul 800m
Day 05: Arkul – Baluwa 900m,
Day 06: Baluwa – Barpak 2000m.
Day 07: Barpak-Laprak 2200m.
Day 08: Laprak: free day: Whole day, visit in the village.
Day 09: Laprak- Sambai 2800m.
Day 10: Sambai- Tutneri 1400m.
Day 11: Tutneri- Ghayambésal 1200m
Day 12: Ghyampesal– Gorkha;
Day 13: Gorkha- Kathmandu, hotel.
Day 14: Kathmandu: Free day to relax