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Ghorepani Poon Hill Short trek The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek has over the years been the bestseller among all our trekking tours. The breathtaking mountain scenery and the beautiful ethnic villages justify the popularity of Ghorepani trekking. The trek is easy, it has enough walking along streams and forests for those who are looking for a few days close to nature, yet it is not far away and involves no high climbing .You absolutely have no risk of altitude sickness on this trek. Ghorepani trekking can be done all through the year except during the monsoon and is best known for easy trekking fulfilling dreams for glimpse of snow caped mountain peaks and experiencing Himalayan culture. Ghorepani Poonhill short trekking trail give opportunity for amazing views of Mountain above 8000m including prominent Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and some important as Nilgiri, Machhapuchhare, Lamjung Himal, Himchuli and many more green hills. Traveling through dense forest of rhododendron, hundred’s species of birds, flora and faunas with deep sub tropical valleys has brought the importance of short Ghorepani Ghandruk Trekking. Enjoy the lifestyle of villages inhabited by the bravest and legendry ethnical group of Nepal named by Gurungs with unique culture and sound hospitality.

Short Ghorepani trek starts with a sightseeing of Kathmandu valley after your arrival. We'll have guided visit of Pashupatinath Temple, Swyambhunath, Bouddha and Kathmandu Durbar square. Next day catch a scenic flight of about 25mins to Pokhara and the Ghorepani Poonhill short trek starts from Nayapul. The trail follows the main streets of Birethanti (1000m), winding through the bamboo forests and past waterfalls to Tikhedhunga and to Ghorepani. The following day make the early-morning excursion to Ghorepani Poon Hill (3210m) that provides close and an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. Having breakfast at Tadapani, the right handed short trail makes way to Ghandruk. From Ghorepani we descend for the beautiful Gurung (name of a community) village of Ghandruk on the lap of the Annapurnas. The village is known for its traditional houses, rich culture and the great landscape and offering some spectacular mountains views. Next day trek and drive to Pokhara. In the evening, a boating trip on Phewa Lake will be followed where you can enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range. On our whole trek, we use the mountain lodges called the tea houses for our food and accommodation.

The whole of Ghorepani is densely forested with rhododendron, the national flower of Nepal. Every spring it is tremendous scenery to watch these forests in bloom with the panorama of the high mountains on the skyline. Short trek of Ghorepani Poonhill and Ghandruk requires no any earlier experience of trekking or any kinds of special technique. The trekkers who wish to explore different experience of culture and heritages, distinct Nepalese lifestyle, views of Himalaya, rewarding nature; the easy trail of Ghorepani Poonhill short trek can be the adventurous. The whole Nepal Ghorepani short trek path is so less used and non touristy that you feel like embarking upon a discovery expedition in the heart of medieval villages.



Outline Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport, if time permit tour of Kathmandu Valley
Day 2: Flight to Pokhara and trek Tikhedhunga ( 1540m): walking distance 3-4 hours
Day 3: Tikhedhunga Trekking to Ghorepani ( 2775m): walking distance 4-6 hours
Day 4: Ghorepani- Poonhill (3210m) & trek to Ghandruk (1980m): walking distance 7-8 hours
Day 5: Ghandruk trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara: walking distance 3-5 hours
Day 6: Pokhara to Kathmandu, 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hours drive.
Day 7: Final Departure

Day 1: Arrive at Kathmandu Airport if time permit tour of Kathmandu Valley
We will be present at Airport to receive you and transfer to your hotel. As you become comfortable and freshen up after your long journey, visit our office for a briefing about your trekking program. You will have meeting with your trekking guide and we will process for the trekking permits. if your time permit we will take you for Kathmandu City tour visitng Temples, Monuments and Buddhist Stupa.

Day 2: Flight to Pokhara and trek Tikhedhunga ( 1540m) : walking distance 3-4 hours - 9.6 km
After having your breakfast, we will drive you to the Domestic Airport to take a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara, over viewing the superb sceneries. As we get pokhara, car drive for about 1 and half hour through large village Lumle brings you to Nayapul. The Ghorepani Poonhill trail follows the main streets of Birethanti (1000m), winding through the bamboo forests and past waterfalls with plunge pools inviting you for a refreshing swim. After lunch in Sudame we gently climbing up the side of the valley to reach Hille (1510m) and Tikhedunga (1540m), overnight in guest house. 

Day 3: Tikhedhunga Trekking to Ghorepani ( 2775m)  walking distance 4-6 hours - 9.4 km
After having breakfast, our trek start with steeply climbing in the stone staircase up to Ulleri, it is wise to start early morning so you will not get swept, after reaching  large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m). You walk up besides the cascading river through refreshingly cool oak and Rhododendron forest. The day destination Ghorepani (2750m) is reached after about an hour past Nangathanti. Ghorepani is famous hill point to enjoy close view of snowcapped peaks. Overngiht at gueset hosue

Day 4: Ghorepani- Poonhill (3210m) and trek to Ghandruk (1980m) via Tadapani (2560m): walking distance 7-8 hours 17.2km
We make very early morning about a hour  excursion to Poon Hill (3210m), one of the best Himalaya view point in Nepal, provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I and Tukuche to Nilgiri Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal and the Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhare) that make your breath and eyes caught.  

Get back to Ghorepani about 40 minutes trek down, After breakfast trek starts descending steeply through dense moss-covered forest with rich bird life to Tadapani (2540m).You can encounter with monkeys and wide varieties of birds. The right-hand trail makes a short, steep descent among rocks to a stream crossing then leads out a ridge towards Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal. You can explore the maze like streets of this thriving Gurung settlement. Enjoy a good mountain view of Annapurna South and Fishtail.

Day 5: Ghandruk trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara: walking distance 3-5 hours - 10.3 km
Today you gradually decline down to the village. The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and subtropical forests giving a very beautiful glimpse. We will mostly follow the ever flowing Modi Khola along an ease and pleasant walk to Birethanti. The trail makes a steep, sometimes treacherous descent on a narrow path alongside the stream. The descent becomes gentler as the route reaches Nangathanti. We continue our walk to Nayapul and catch a private vehicle to get to Pokhara. We spend a beautiful night in Pokhara city. Enjoy the boating in lakes and the night life here.

Day 6: Pokhara to Kathmandu, 25 minutes flight or 6-7 hours drive.
You can take a fight or take a drive to Kathmandu. At the evening you can have your last night in Nepal enjoying the Nepali cultural dinner show, taking some beautiful snaps and making up your mind for the returning journey. You can have a greetings exchanging among friends and with all Nepalese people.

Day 7: Final Departure
We will drop you to the International airportto catch your flight back to your home.                 

Special Note:

(The above itinerary can be tailor made as per  clients request, we can make the itinerary more shorter by cutting day 02 city tour, there is early morning 8 am flight to Pokhara which is only 25 minutes flight so we can start the trek in same day, can take a fly back also late afternoon, So people have short time wanted to do this trek also possible, people who have longer time can add the White Water Rafting, Jungle safari tour in Chitwan National park, can spend more time in Pokhara by doing Paragliding, Zeep Flyer and other extra activities so feel free to write us your interest and time and we will make the itinerary to suites your needs).

Above the Himalaya Trekking have made every effort to keep our price as competitive as possible, by still providing an excelling service to our customer. We pay our porters and guide the legal wages agreed with the porters union, our trekking staffs are some of the best paid in Nepal which allow us to attract only the best guides and porters and we have same amount of Insurance for guide and porter which is more than Government fixed amount. All our price are nett and there are no hidden cost everything is clear on cost includes and excludes this is the main reason all our customer are happy from our service. For up to date cost for the trip please contact us.

What’s included in the Cost:

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport transfers by private vehicle.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Guided Tour of Kathmandu City with expert tour guide and private vehicle
  • Hotel Accommodation in Pokhara on a twin sharing basis including breakfast.
  • Government license holder experienced, trekking guide (trained in Wilderness First Aid& altitude sickness) and porters (1 porter for between 2 trekkers basis) with their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance, clothing and medicine.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking
  • Daily Meals chosen from the Menu   (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Permit (Trekking Information Management System) Card for the Annapurna Trek
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Above the Himalaya duffel bag. ( If you need, please let us know before you book the trip and remind us in our pre- meeting at our office)
  • Pokhara to treks start point Nayapul and trek finish point Phedi to Pokhara transport by Private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu transport by tourist bus. (if you want to take a  flight or want to travel by private vehicle is available, by adding extra cost)
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information and trip dossiers
  • Above the Himalaya Gifts (T shirt for Gents & Pashmina shawl for Ladies, Trekking certificates)
  • Welcome/Fare well Nepali Dinner in Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, office Service charge and all Government Taxes

Extra Cost to Consider:

  • Lunch and dinner  in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee, you can get Nepal visa up on arrival in the Airport.
  • International Airfare/Airport tax, City tour Sightseeing entry fees.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot shower
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, sweets, snacks, beverages and bar bills, camera battery charging.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential - Should include emergency evacuation coverage while trekking up to 5500+ meters).
  • Personal trekking gears
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.

Passport and Visas:

First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months validity from return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or up on arrival in Kathmandu Airport. Nepalese visas cost USD 25 for 15 days and USD 40 for 30 days till date.


Get the required visa for Nepal.

You can get Nepal visa prior to arrival from the Nepalese Embassy at your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an up on arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal. This is for those who travel from India and Tibet. For more information and download please visit Nepal Visa Information


Bring Official Papers

Some of the required official documents are your valid passport, 4 extra passport sized photographs (for trekking permits), travel insurance, airline tickets and luggage tags. Visas can be obtained upon entry into Nepal. For detail information we request you to visit our visa page.


Money & Credit card Info

We find that most of the credit card, master and visa card is blocked from your card provider. It may be because of a security reason. It, sometimes, may bring you in problematic situation that you can't get money from ATMs and that you find difficult to pay for your treks and tour. To find yourself free from this problem, you can call to your card provider before you travel to Nepal and inform there that you are traveling to Nepal. Ensure them to give the authorization for the payment. In Nepal you have to pay 3.5 % credit card commission s per Nepal Bank rules, on top of your payable amount for the trek cost.  So, please be sure that you bring some cash in USD to pay us. Likewise, be sure you have brought some small amount for your daily expenses as well as for those items which are not included in our cost. We request you not to change money in the Airport. The exchange rate is very low there. Our office provides you the facility to change your money. Or, you can take help from Money Changers in Thamel


Travel Insurance:

Our clients must have comprehensive travel insurance package. Their insurance must cover against medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, trip cancellation, lost of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage etc.


Load shedding (Electricity crisis) in Nepal

We are sorry to inform you that though Nepal is rich in water resource, there is electricity crisis in Nepal. It is more likely that there is electricity off for some hours in day and night time.  Most of the hotels in Kathmandu, Pokhara and other cities are likely to have no battery backup. Air condition may not work and, sometimes, TV and other electric utensils may not run. Some hotel is likely to run the TV and AC also. However, only few of them are in this category.
So, be prepared for this while you are traveling here.  For your ease, we recommend you to bring the flashlight with extra bulbs and batteries.


Who can trek?

No special degree of fitness is required and that there is no age barrier. However, in the areas over 3000m altitude, extra care should be taken. One can trek who have strong legs and the spirit for adventure to explore the exotic will enjoy the thrills of trekking in the hills of Nepal. Normally, for weary trekkers we have a list of short, easy and exotic treks and for the experienced trekkers we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure. We encourage all men and women, families, students and professionals around the world to enjoy the enchanting trekking in Nepal. You can join us as an individual team member or with your own group. We commit to arrange a best trekking that delight you in the Nepal Himalayas. If you can have fun walking for 3-6 hours up and down hills to Nepal, pack your luggage and join us for an exhilarating and unforgettable journey. All the necessary things for your trekking will be arranged by us. What you can do is to enjoy the beautiful scenery and magnificent view of Nepal Himalayas.


Our Trekking Dates

Most of our treks start on the third day of your arrival. On the first day of your arrival, we will pick you from the airport and let you know your hotel. However, it depends on your arrival time. If your flight is early, we are likely to invite you to our office and make yourself comfort with ideas and brief information on your trek package. If you arrive at night, all the arrangements are likely to made the morning. Second day, it is our package to take you for sightseeing tour within Kathmandu valley. However, the trekkers who have limited time can start their trekking from the second day. We can arrange all the necessary trekking permits and other utensils in advance in case you have limited time. It is your third day that you will fly out of Kathmandu. However, if any further arrangement is still at wait, you can enjoy your trek the next day.


Clothing and Equipment for Traveling in Nepal

Trekking in the Himalayas need to arrangement of equipment as you have to find yourself comfortable at higher altitude. The basic clothing item that you are expected to be prepared with are well described here. Remember that excess baggage is likely to be a burden for yourself and your supporting staff. "Pack light, but pack right", is our motto. This will allow you to enjoy a comfortable journey with your energies and enthusiastic zeal focused on the exploration of this enchanting Nepal scenic beauty. Please visit here for Clothing and Equipment list


Buying and Renting Equipment in Kathmandu

It is not really necessary to spend large amount of money buying extra equipment and clothing prior to your trip. It is because most of the trekking equipment can be hired from many adventure shops within Kathmandu. Most of the gear is locally manufactured (hence a lot cheaper). Some Chinese gear are likely to be more expensive but qualitative. Sleeping bag and down jacket are easily rented. Each item can be rented for less than USD 1, for a day. You have to manage other items buying them yourself. However, these items are more likely to be cheaper than those in your hometown. We will arrange all the necessary items you need on the second day of your arrival. Moreover, we ourselves will fascinate you to buy the goods.  


Vaccination for Nepal

All travelers should consult with their physician or update on vaccination requirements before travel. (Your doctor or health-care provider will determine what you will need, depending on factors such as your health and immunization history, areas of the country you will be visiting, and planned activities)
For traveling to Nepal; we recommend you to take a vaccination of Polio, Tetanus, Typhoid, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies etc, it is not really must but recommended.


How to Book

While you chose which trip you wanted to go with, contact us to our head office Thamel Kathmandu Nepal by mail or phone, email is more easy and clear options, as soon as we get your email or call we will process for your booking.
We need 20% booking amount to confirm your booking, the payment can be made through the Bank transfer, Credit card payment (Master/Visa card ) or through online money transfers also Money Gram, Western Unions or others. After we get the 20% amount we will confirm your booking and you will get the official booking and payment receipt. The final balance for the tour will be paid up on arrival in Kathmandu.
For more info please visit how to book the trip

 

Q. Where is Mount Annapurna located?

Annapurna is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes 8,091m (26,545 ft) Annapurna I, thirteen additional peaks over 7,00m (22,970 ft) and 16 more over 6,000m. The entire massif and surrounding area are protected Annapurna Conservation Area Project.

Q. Why Trekking in Annapurna region?

Largely inaccessible by road, combined with the well-worn foot tracks developed between villages over centuries makes Annapurna region trekking the best way of seeing the Himalayas. The villages and monasteries you pass offer an interesting slice of Nepalese, Tibetan and Trans-Himalayan culture. It might be one of the best destinations for the mountain lovers and natural seeker with boundless cultural diversity, splendor view of ever snow capped mountains and variety of wildlife and vegetation.


Q. Major highlights places to visit of the Annapurna area?

Major highlights are the ancient mid-western salt route settlement of Manang, Thorong –La pass between Nepal and Tibet, Muktinath Temple, Jomsom, Kagbeni, Ghandruk, Ghorepani Poonhill, Manang-Mustang, famous apple garden in Marpha, the deepest gorge of world Kali Gandaki and the world highest lake; Tilicho Lake (4,919m). About two-thirds of the trekkers in Nepal visit the Annapurna region.  


Q. How to enter Annapurna region?

Beautiful Pokhara city is the gateway to the Annapurna region. Have a 25 minutes flight to Pokhara or drive of about 4-5 hrs from Kathmandu. We have direct flight of 40 min to Jomsom too. From Nayapul or Dhampus, trek inside Annapurna region. You can also start from Besisahar for Annapurna circuit or round trek. You can also start your journey from Beni, which is about 9-10 hrs drive from Kathmandu.


Q. Types of vegetations in Annapurna region?

Due to the extremes of elevation the region contains a remarkable diversity of flora; from sub-tropical forests of oak, bamboo, pine, sandalwood, magnolia and juniper and rhododendron in the south to the high alpine meadows and windswept desert plateaus in the north, nearby Tibet border.


Q. Famous peaks of this region?

Picturesque peaks; Annapurna I (8,091m), II, III, IV, and Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Manaslu (8,176m), Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapuchhare (Fishtail), Tukuche (6920m), Hiunchuli (6441m) Tarke Kang (7193m), Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m) and several other peaks.


Q. Which rivers flow this region?

The major river of this region is Gandaki. Muktinath is the origin place of Gandaki River. Modi Khola River crosses the region and Kali Gandaki makes the deepest gorge at upper part.


Q. When is the best season to trek in Annapurna region?

The best months are September, October & November during the Autumn season and March, April & May during the spring season are consider as the best seasons for attempting trekking in Annapurna.


Q. What are the famous treks of this region?

 Some frequently walked and famous trekking trails of the Annapurna region are Ghandruk trek, Ghorepani poon hill trek, Annapurna sanctuary trek, Annapurna circuit trek, Jomsom muktinath trek, Upper mustang trek, Annapurna royal trek, Round Annapurna trek, Annapurna Base camp trekking, Mardi Himal trek, Tilicho lake trekking, Dhaulagiri round trek etc. You can also have hiking in Dhampus, Sarangkot and Siklis.


Q. About famous Mustang district?

Mustang is located in the western part of Nepal and is officially the name of the district having a Tibet like region. This mustang is divided into two parts Upper Mustang and Lower Mustang. Upper Mustang is largely occupied by Manangi people and goes up to the ancient capital of Lo Manthang. Lower Mustang covers the part of lower valley along the Kali Gandaki River. Mustang is the only district in Nepal with its own King.


Q. Places to visit in Pokhara?

Pokhara valley offers wonderful views of the fishtailed summit of Machhapuchhare which rises from behind the Phewa Lake. Sightseeing in Pokhara is a combination of the long arrays of world famous snow clad peaks, emerald lakes, turbulent rivers with deep Georges and picturesque villages. Phewa Lake, Rupa lake, Begnas lake, Pokhara Regional Museum, World Peace Pagoda, Gorkha Museum, David's fall, Mahendra Cave, Bindavasini Temple etc. are some to mention.


Q. Muktinath temple descriptions.

Muktinath has become the center for pilgrimage for thousands of Indians and Nepalese Hindus. It is situated at an altitude of 3,710 meters at the foot of Thorong La pass, Mustang district, Nepal. Mainly the temple is with a predominant Sri Vaishnava origin (Lord Vishu). The sacred water that flows in 108 pipes around the temple complex denotes all sacred Pushkarini waters (Temple Tanks).


Q. Do I need a guide here?

Hiring a porter or a guide can add greatly to your trek experience in Nepal. It helps you for easy learning of the lifestyle, culture, tradition, history and nature of the people from the experience of guides. They help for proper communications also. Besides that guides also assist to guests on the issues like: first aid, Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS), emergency, rescue methods etc.


Q. What about the security issues?

Nepalese people believe that guests are the incarnations of God. So you need not to worry about any loots and thieves. There are also help centers and police stations for the security regions. All the people are very honest, helpful and reliable.


Q. Is there electricity Facility?

We Nepalese face load shedding problems in our country. But don't worry; you'll get electricity to charge you batteries easily. Also some hotels and lodges maintains generators and battery back ups.


Q. Is there any communication while on trekking?

There are telephones facilities in many villages along the popular trekking routes from which you can make international calls and also you can use your Cell Phone.


Q. How many hours we walk every day in this trek?

Trekking in Mountain means, you must be in good health and physical condition. Most days have four to five hours of walking if you are on easy and short trekking but for long moderately strenuous treks some days are up to seven hours.


Q. Can I trek or is trekking fit for me in Annapurna?

Annapurna region trekking is easy and deliberately short durations trekking. So if you physically fit and enjoy walking you can join for it. Normally for weary trekkers we have a list of short, easy and exotic treks like Ghorepani Ghandruk treks, Sunrise view trek, Jomsom muktinath trek etc. and for the experience trekkers we offer a longer trek with lots of excitement and adventure like Annapurna Base camp trek, Annapurna circuit trek etc.


Q. Medics for the Annapurna trekking?

Specific concerns include physical fitness and altitude acclimatization. Immunizations and vaccinations that should be considered include tuberculosis, diphtheria, typhoid, tetanus, meningococcal meningitis, polio, hepatitis A and Japanese encephalitis and also for anti-malaria. While trekking, constant intake of potable water is essential to avoid Advanced Mountain Sickness (AMS).


Q. How Should I dress during a trek?

The clothing you bring will need to allow for both the warmth of the days and the chill of the nights. While trekking during the day, lightweight trekking trousers and T-shirts are recommended. It's always a good idea to carry a waterproof jacket and some warmer clothing with you though as mountain weather is notoriously unpredictable. Its also windy all the time so have wind proofs one.

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Annapurna Poonhill Trekking

After shopping threw the net we found puru from the above the Himalaya
With the best info on what to do and the best value and price
We where on a family trip to the poon hill track for 5 days

From the minute we landed in Kathmandu and throwout the trip we where pampered and catered by puru and his stuff.
Puru stud up to all he had promised and more

Hope to be back soon in Nepal

Poon Hill Short Trek
2013-09-24
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Annapurna Poonhill Trekking October

Frances Browne

Just spent 9 days in Nepal , with very little trekking experience. Although only two of us we are no longer spring chickens, we had a wonderful time. Puru and his staff were attentive , experienced and always there to help. The Guide and Porter were patient , professional and caring . Everything was taken care of by a dedicated team . Would definitely recommend this company for their smooth operating and a personal touch .

Poon Hill Short Trek
2013-12-15
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Annapurna Poonhill Trekking September

Just completed a 6 day Annapurna Region Trek with "Above the Himalaya Trekking" From the start Puru's communication was excellent, all questions answered promptly and very throroughly. Everything ran exactly as planned and was extremely well organised. Our Guide Phurba and Porter Krishna were brilliant, very patient and always made sure we were well taken care of before attending to their own needs. Nepal is a stunningly beautiful country, if you are thinking about visiting I would highly recommend contacting Puru at Above the Himalaya to make the arrangements.

Poon Hill Short Trek
2013-12-15
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Annapurna Poonhill Trekking October

When my 22 year old daughter began planning a solo trip to the Far East, I became worried about her trekking alone so far from home, so I decided to help her find a company that we could trust to ensure her safety. After researching the trekking options in Nepal and India for single females, and seeing all of the wonderful reviews of Puru and Above the Himalaya Trekking, she scheduled a trek with Above the Himalaya. I will leave it for her in her own review to describe her experience, which she told me was spectacular and unforgettable, but from the viewpoint of a worried father, I could not have asked for a better experience. Puru was consistently helpful and reassuring. The entire process, from scheduling the trek, arranging payment-and obtaining reassurances from Puru-was perfect. Believe the reviews; this company is great.

Poon Hill Short Trek
2013-12-15
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Annapurna Poonhill Trekking October

Our group did the Annapurna Panorama trek with ATH (same as 200BrianB) from the 5th of October and I can confidently recommend Puru's services. The trek was well-organised and the guides we had (Basu and Suresh) did a great job dealing with our disparate trekking speeds - we always had 1 guide at the front and the other at the back, so people were not left struggling on their own when the trail forked or did something you didn't expect.

A couple of minor problems with slashed luggage and bad weather were dealt with very efficiently and we always felt well looked-after - vans were on time if not early and our triple rooms at the various locations were handled fairly well (there was one notable exception at Temple Tree, but triple rooms are always a bit of a hit-or-miss affair).

Basu was also very patient in dealing with all sorts of requests ranging from Nepali change to mineral water to questions about the terrain and villages. Overall a very good experience.

Poon Hill Short Trek
2013-12-15
Rated 5 / 5 stars

Trip Facts & Figures:

Duration: 07 days from Arrival to Departure ( 05 Days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu )

Max. Altitude: Poon Hill (2775m)

Trek Grade: Easy

Best Travel Time: February to Mid June, September - November are the best seasons.  Dec & January are Winter, We can go for the trek  can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time and not highly recommended.

Trip Snippets: 07 days, 3 night’s hotels, 3 nights Lodges, Breakfast in the city and All meals on trek are included

Departure Dates: We are able to offer this trek on any dates during the months Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November and December for a group of 1 to 15 people.

Equipment rental: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however in Kathmandu there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment

Your trek Back pack/duffle bag: Your baggage on trek will be carried by our porters, the maximum weight per trekkers is 15kg including your sleeping bag and down jacket, Other items not required on trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu.

Transportation: Tourist Bus, Private Car/Van, Plane.

Activity: City tour, Trekking

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Poon Hill Short Trekking

Trekking Map:

Gear List

Personal necessary

The following basic equipments checklists should help you with your packing. Please remember that you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum. At the start of the trek your packed trek bag should weigh not more than 33 pounds or 15 kg.

01. Back pack (60 ltr -70 ltr) - with comfortable shoulder straps, frame, and back pack cover (line the bag with polythene).
02. Waterproof Trekking shoes with spare laces – recommended high ankle with good grips,
03. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
04. 1 synthetic /waterproof Track Pants, 2 half pants/trousers
05: T-shirts - 2
06. Fleece jacket/Jumper
08.  Down Jacket or Gore Tex Jacket.
09. Thermal Inners. Recommended for winter time.
10. Socks, Cotton 2  pairs, Woolen 2 pairs
11. 1 pair Lightweight gloves, in winter recommended
12. Sun hat/Woolen cap, or scarf
13. Sun protection cream.
15. Hiking shorts (2)
16. Lip Balm/ cold cream.
17. Walking Stick – recommend having it minimum 1
 

Other necessary equipments

1. Sleeping bag rated to (-10 to -20 degree Celsius)
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries.
3. Personal Medical Kit
4. Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
5. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
6. Water bottles (2) 1 Liter each.
7. Toiletries
8. Quick dry Towel- It should be light / thin.
For more ideas what should bring please visit the Equipment list Or get back to us on puru@abovethehimalaya.com