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Pokhara: Private Pool Hill Trek with Accommodation and Meals

1. Pokhara: Private Pool Hill Trek with Accommodation and Meals

Head to Poon Hill from Pokhara on this guided 3-day trek with accommodation and meals. Hike past forested areas, mountain villages, and farmland. Visit the Ghorepani mountain settlement and witness the sunrise over the Himalayas from Poon Hill, one of the most popular viewpoints in the world. Day 1: Drive to Nayapul & trek to Ulleri (5-6 hours) Early in the morning, take a 1-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, then start the trek to Ulleri (1940 m). The hike is alongside the Modi Khola and passes along the village of Birethanti. After hiking for a couple of hours, reach Tikedhunga and finally the Magar village of Ulleri. Stay overnight at the lodge. Day 2: Ulleri to Ghorepani (4-5 hours) After breakfast, continue the trek to Banthali (2250 m) before passing through the oak and rhododendron forests en route to Nangathanti (2460 m). The trail then climbs uphill for an hour to reach Ghorepani (2870 m). Later, spend the rest of your night at the lodge. Day 3: Hike to Poon Hill & return to Pokhara At the break of dawn, start the 1-hour hike towards Poon Hill (3210 m). As the most popular Himalayan viewpoint, Poon Hill will be the highlight of the trek. Upon arrival, witness the Himalayan sunrise with spectacular views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Himchuli, and Machhapuchchhre. Afterward, return to your hotel and enjoy breakfast. Then, trek towards Hille, from where you take a 3-hour drive back to Pokhara and get dropped off at your hotel.

Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour Landing at Mardi Base Camp

2. Annapurna Base Camp Heli Tour Landing at Mardi Base Camp

This Annapurna Base Camp Helicopter Tour is a fantastic way to explore the Annapurna range without the hassle of long days of trekking. This ultimate scenic helicopter ride will give you some of the best mountain views and sceneries. As you fly above through the Annapurna range take in the breathtaking views of the glaciers, moraines, and peaks. In less than an hour, you will reach at an elevation of 13125 feet (4000m) and arrive at Annapurna Base Camp. You will have around 30 minutes at the base camo to take pictures, enjoy amazing views, and maybe even enjoy some tea and breakfast.  This tour is more suitable to those who have a short time in Nepal but wish to have a majestic view of mountains of Annapurna massif. Likewise, if you are unable to deal with the long trek this is the best alternative for you to still enjoy the views.

From Pokhara: 4-Day Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek

3. From Pokhara: 4-Day Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek

Day 1 After getting picked up from your hotel in Pokhara, enjoy a 1-hour drive to Birethanti, where you will begin your trek. Ascend through a landscape of teahouses and stunning scenery to reach the Magar village of Ulleri after 2 hours, where you will spend the night. Day 2 Enjoy a 2-hour trek through stone steps this morning. Admire panoramic views of Annapurna and Mt. Fishtail as you ascend into an alpine forest. Stop for a break at one of the route's many teahouses before reaching Ghorepani after 6 hours. From here, enjoy views of the world's deepest valley before retreating to a teahouse lodge for the night. Day 3 Rise early to watch the sunrise from Poon Hill. This is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip as you admire the sun rising over 15 mountain peaks. Marvel at some of the world's largest peaks before descending to Ghorepani. After sunrise, follow a trail that will take you through a rhododendron forest, over mountain ridges to reach Tadapani, where you will spend the night at another teahouse lodge. Day 4 Today, enjoy a short descent to the village of Ghandruk. Soak up the atmosphere of this charming mountain village as you wander through streets filled with thatch and slate roof houses and farming terraces. Stop for lunch at a viewpoint where you can admire views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli. Afterward, continue trekking for 1 more hour before catching a ride back to Pokhara, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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What people are saying about Pokhara

Great experience! Mohor was our guide and he really took care of us the entire trip. The hike was achievable for beginner hikers. Amazing view at Poon hill, great food along the way and great hike. Recommend for anyone who just wants a short hike and has limited time.

Padam was my guide during this trip. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about any questions I had. The accomodation is lovely and Poon Hill is definitely an amazing short trek to see whilst in Pokhara! Worth the experience :)

Very kind guide who was helping us with everything, beautiful place to hike