Haven Holidays

Poonhill Budget Trek 7 Days

Best Price
Price starting from $545
US $ 375 per person
No of people Price per person
1 - 1 $575
2 - 4 $399
6 - 10 $375
12 - 16 $350
7 days
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Group size
Min 2- Max 16 ( Group Discount Available)
All Ground
Best Season
All Round the Year

Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and lodge/Guesthouse during the trek.

No Meal
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Trip Route
Kathmandu- Pokhara- Nayapool- Ulleri-Poonhill- Ghandruk- Pokhara


    • Low Budget Poonhill Trek
    • Economical and less costly Poonhill Trek
    • Save some money for getting other required things during your Poonhill Trek
    • Enjoy a serene, cool and refeshing walk through deep woods and natural water falls
    • Celebrate magnificent mountain views including giant Dhaulagiri, Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Lamjung Himal with the first fall of the sunrays.
    • Explore Pokhara city and Ghandruk village
    • Enjoy local accommodation and local food items 

" Celebrate this 7 days Poonhill Budget Trek with astonishing views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre near Pokhara"

7 days Poonhill Budget Trek is a popular trek itinerary among the budget lovers while travelling across the world. This budget trek to Poonhill will let you experience and witness the same thing and highlights with low budget you have.

Some people want to Poonhill trek but lack enough budget for it and they are stranded and very desperate. Now, you don’t need to do so because we are with you with this Budget Poonhill Trek 7 days will very similar itinerary, accommodation, transportation, foods and other services you receive on the trail.

Trekking with low budget is even a challenge to the luxury lovers who love doing Luxury Poonhill Trek as well and this Poonhill Budget Trek is the same thing. You are going to enjoy and celebrate exactly the same thing as other people do during your Poonhill Trek 7 days. The views are same and the trail are same, but only the difference is the accommodation and the accommodation actually doesn’t really affect your trip to Poonhill in Nepal. Even, the accommodation you use in this Poonhill trek will be sufficiently comfortable and convenient for a single night stay or for couple of nights.

Poonhill Budget Trek commences from Kathmandu and takes you to Pokhara, a beautiful city with natural blessings. You will stay in tourist standard budget hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and will have local lodge accommodation during the trekking days.

The Poonhill Budget Trek, next, takes you to the hillside with awe-inspiring landscapes through the local towns like Nayapol, Birethanti,  Tikehdhunga and Ulleri. The trail takes you into the Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest protected area of the world with diverse species of flora and faunas.

While ascending form Banthanti to Ghorepani, you will enjoy the walk with marvelous natural water falls, deep woods, cool wind and deep blue sky. You will really love this portion of walk up to Ghorepani village.

The Ghorepani Village opens up an astonishing mountain views of Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu.

The early morning hike takes you to the top of the Poonhill (3200m) and offers the trekkers stunning views of giant Dhaulagiri, Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and Lamjung Himal with the first fall of the sunrays.

After you celebrate the astonishing mountain and sunrise views from the top of the Poonhill, you will trek to Tadapani and Ghandruk village. Ghandruk village is a classical Gurung people’s village with more than 500 typical Nepali houses and cultural museums. It will be blissful moments to spend a day or night at Ghandruk village during your Poonhill Budget Trek.

The 7 days Poonhill Budget Trek ends formally in Pokhara after you walk down to point where local bus or sharing jeep is found and then drive to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu. You can also explore Pokhara city and its attractions like Davis Fall, Gupteswor Mahadev Cave, Phewa Lake, World Peace Stupa and Pumdikot Mahadev Statue. 

Important Note

Trekking Mode: Best available lodge  in trekking and tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Trekking Grade: Easy with Ups and Downhill walks.

Highest Point: On top Poon Hill 3,210 m /10,531 feet. 

Local culture/religion : A blend of Hinduism and Buddhism religions and cultures.

Trekking duration: 02 Nights and 03 Days from Pokhara to Pokhara.

Total Trip in Nepal: 06 nights and 07  Days from arrival to departure.
Best Seasons for 7-Days Poonhill Budget TrekPoon Hill Trek can be done all around the year, except in the wet monsoon times from mid-June to August. The best seasons are spring and autumn/fall, the peak time for trekking and other adventures around Nepal and the Himalayas.
Springtime begins from March onward to May, when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom. The day is much longer full of sunshine, and can get cloudy in the afternoon sometimes. There are chances of light rain on treks sometimes. 
However fine sunny days for views and pleasant walks. The next best time is autumn/fall, days are mostly clear with enough sunshine.
Interested people can trek winter times from December to February, most days are crystal clear for views and walks. But short sunlight hours, much cold morning, late afternoon, and nighttime.
Actually, Poonhill Budget Trek can be done all around the year, even snow lovers find the peak of the winter(Dec-Jan) the best and the most rewarding time of the year for Poonhill Trek as they can have the chance to play with freshly dropped snow all round the trek, especially at the top of the Poonhill ( 3200m). 
If you want to know about Weather in Nepal, Please click the link Weather in Nepal
A small landlocked country situated between China and India, covering 0.03% of the whole continent, is Nepal. Also known as the land of the Himalayas, Nepal is a treasure cove for adventure activities. Eight of the fourteen highest mountains above the height of 8000m lie here. Trekkers are bound to come across countless forests, gushing rivers, turquoise lakes, and sparkling glaciers on the trekking routes. More: Nepal Travel Info

Trip Itinerary

Your trip start from Kathmandu or Arrival in Nepal international airport than the Haven Holidays representative receives you. And after getting introduce with the staff there at Airport than your baggage will be loaded either in car, coach or bus as per group size. A short drive to the center of Kathmandu city, where your hotels is located. On checking to your lovely rooms, getting refreshed from Jet-Lag, then get ready for group briefing at 4:30 pm, Where you will meet with other members who are going to do 7 days Poon Hill Budget Trek. And you will meet with CEO of Company, Tour guide and trek leader brief with related information regarding the trek. Includes details on accommodation and foods hours of walks and overnight stops and views along the treks.

If you arrive late, the orientation meeting will be late in the evening and if you arrive earlier, you can do half-day Kathmandu City Sightseeing tour to Swyombhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, Kathmandu Durbar Square and Bouddhanatha Stupa. 

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Morning having breakfast, get transfer into a car or coach as per size of a group, for overland journey. An exciting drive of more than Seven hours following the main Nepal busy highway, the drive leads along Trisuli River. One of the most popular river for rafting adventure, the drive then diverts towards west to reach Pokhara city. Along the drive one can experience the rural farm life with grand views of snow-capped peaks. Slowly the drive ends on reaching Pokhara by the lovely Phewa Lake side, where all good hotels are located. After checking into a nice rooms, having time to browse around the Phewa Lake side.

(Option: by air from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a scenic flight of 30 minutes)

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Initially, you will take a jeep drive to Ulleri/Banthanti and then formally begin to walk through deep woods and natural water falls. But, this jeep drive is possible only in Spring, Autumn and Winter, not possible in rainy. 

The walk continues, from Ulleri, as the trail gets better on gradual winding path to Ghorepani.
The highest overnight stops of the trip, enjoy the lunch stop along the way and continue trek on winding path with short ups. The walk leads amidst beautiful woods of pines and rhododendron to reach at the main welcome gate, the entrance to Ghorepani village.

From the welcome gate, a short climb to Upper / Deurali where Ghorepani village is situated. Facing grand views of Dhaulagiri Himal range, having nice good lodges for trekkers, as you check into a lovely rooms. Enjoy the lunch and overnight stop, with rest of the afternoon relax and explore the Poon-Magar village with views of snow peaks. Ghorepani stands amidst enchanting woods of rhododendron and pine trees, on the foot of famous Poon Hill.

Do not worry about altitude you gain, it wont affect you since it is an easy trek and you are going up to only 3200m. 

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Start the early morning hike, a climb to Poon Hill top(3210 m) takes about an hour or little more. On reaching the top and the highest point of the adventure enjoy the stunning sunrise views. Poon Hill with observation tower to catch more panoramic views of staggering mountain range. After bright and striking sunrise views along with grand panorama of world’s highest peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas with arrays of snow peaks.  Being refreshed with cool morning breathtaking views, head downhill to Ghorepani for breakfast, and then continue walk. From Ghorepani on alternative route, offers more scenic views with new places of southern ridges of Annapurna Himalayas. Climb to the top of Deurali Hill, which is almost the same height of Poon Hill. 

The views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range remains constant, then head downhill to Bhanthati a small settlement. Possible lunch stop, afternoon walk down to a stream and an hour climb up to Tadapani. 
A nice settlement with 5-6 lodges with grand views of Annapurna Himalayas surrounded by dense tree lines.

Stay overnight at local lodge at Tadapani.

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Morning enjoy another stunning sunrise views from Tadapani, from the lodge of overnight stay. Enjoy the close views of Annapurna peaks, having breakfast morning a short and easy walk to Ghandruk village.

Start the morning walk through beautiful woodland on reaching a small settlement of Bhaise Kharka. Downhill starts down to a stream and then on winding trail to Ghandruk. One of the largest Gurung village around Annapurna Himalaya range. The Gurung people with similar looks like Poon Magar of Ghorepani villagers. The Gurung follows Hinduism and Buddhism religion with their own ancient culture of Bon sect of pre-Buddhism. At Ghandruk after checking into the best lodges available, after lunch explore the interesting village and its small Gurung museum.

After you explore Ghandruk Village, you will drive back to Pokhara with local Bus and check in hotel. You can walk around Lakeside Pokhara in the evening. 

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Morning, after breakfast depart from the hotel for an interesting drive or fly back(optional) to Kathmandu. The road follows on main busy highway, after leaving the Trisuli River, and then the road climbs on winding up to the outskirts of Kathmandu Valley.

From the high end of the valley rim, the driver slowly enters the busy bustling city of Kathmandu. On reaching Thamel or near about then check into a respective hotel, The afternoon is free for leisure for individual activities and the evening Farewell Dinner with a Nepali cultural program.

Prepare for the next day's flight to homewards in the evening. 

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Last day in Nepal and at Kathmandu, as time for your respective airlines flight departures. Our guide, staff transfers you to the airport, then bid farewell to Nepal till you return for another exciting adventure.

Or you can begin another trip program in Nepal as well. 

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What's Includes

    • All Arrival and Departure Transfer from airport to airport.
    • Twin sharing room on best tourist standard hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
    • Sharing transportation before and after trek to and from Pokhara.
    • Transportation Tourist Bus services Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
    • Twin sharing accommodation on best available lodges/Guesthouse.
    • Service of English speaking trekking guide.
    • Wages, meals, medical allowance of guides.
    • Necessary Trekking Permits.
    • If more then 10 people in the group we provide one assistance guide.
    • Comprehensive Medical Kit carried by our trekking staff if required for minor wounds and sickness.
    • Gift of Haven Holidays Company T-shirt or Cap
    • Government local tax and Vats. 
    • Privet vehicle service  Pokhara - Birethanti - Pokhara.
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

What's Excludes

    • Nepal Visa, Personal Medical & Travel Insurance.

    • Expenses of a personal nature,
    • Gratitude or tipping for trekking staff, drivers, porters and guides
    • Extra snacks and refreshments.

    • Personal trekking gear, including sleeping bags and down jackets.

    • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation.
    • Personal medical kit, as advised by your doctors.

    • Early return from the trek due to personal domestic or medical reasons, no refund will be entertained on breaking the journey.
    • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner all the round trip.
    • Domestic tickets fare like Kathmandu - Pokhara and Pokhara - Kathmandu. 
    • Kathmandu and Pokhara sightseeing and entry fee.

Trip Info


You will arrive either by air or land to Nepal. If you arrive in Nepal by air, you have to use only Tribhuvan International Airport. Instead, if you use the road, you can enter or arrive in Nepal by land, you can different borders of Neighboring countries (India and China) like  Jogbani, Raksaul, Sunauli, Nepaljung, Dhangadi, Birjung, Kakarvitta, Jhapa, Morang, Tatopani, Tinker, Rasuawagadi, Kimanthanka etc. You can use whichever entrances you like to suit your comfort and convenience. 

On Arrival, you will have the on-arrival visa instantly if you have not applied for Nepal visa for Nepal through the consulate centre or Nepal Embassies near you or your city.  Within half an hour, you can get an instant authentic visa on your passport after producing all the required documents for the visa.

Tourist Visa Nepal

A tourist Visa is on arrival visa in Nepal. It means tourists who are visiting Nepal can get the visas instantly on arrival at International Airports by producing all required documents. It’s a quick and not a delayed process.TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. The 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. Within 5-10 minutes, you will get a visa on your passport. However, You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season (Autumn-Sep-Nov). If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting a Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad before your arrival. If you have possible, we recommend you obtain a visa before you enter Nepal from the diplomatic missions located nearby you so that you don’t need to bear any hassles during the process of obtaining a tourist visa on arrival. The choice is yours.

For more information plz click:https://www.havenholidaysnepal.com/tourist-visa-nepal

Transfer to Hotel

The majority of people/trekkers enter Nepal by air and that is via Tribhuvan International Airport. We receive you at the arrival of any entry point of Nepal or mainly at Tribhuvan International Airport without any delay according to your arrival time. It may take some time like 30   minutes to collect your luggage and for security checking at the airport. After that, you make your way to the exit of the airport and the Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd. Representative will be waiting there holding the Board Witten “Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd” As you see the board, you have to go with him or her and we will make a very comfortable transfer to the hotel you are staying overnight. The transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport and Thamel, the hotel where you are staying will take just 30 30-minute to drive. 

Get checked in the hotel take a rest and get refreshed. We will give you the time for orientation after you get checked into the hotel. 


As you are given the time when you get checked in the hotel, you will be followed by our staff for the orientation. It may be on the same day or later the next day early in the morning at breakfast. 

We will briefly let you know the trip you are undertaking from the next day or the same day onwards. You will be stated about the highlights of the trip, preparations, equipment, food and accommodation, guide and porter, emergency rescue, travel insurance and many other important things to know beforehand. 

We will introduce you to the trip crew and have a brief talk with them so that you can feel more comfortable during the trip. 

If you have any queries, you can put them in this orientation meeting before you depart for your trip. 

Last Minute Booking 

Last-minute booking is always open for you but the same package tends to be a little more costly than the regular departure dates trip packages. Those who approach for last minute booking with us; must pay a 10% additional cost of the total trip cost mentioned on our website. 

You can book the trip you like on our website even a day before the trip begins. 

If you are lucky, then, the last minute may be a golden opportunity for you to get the same price or even less than that if one of the members of the trip gives up and withdraws the trip plan at the eleventh hour. So, if you are late to book the trip you like to do with us, no worries, you still have the option and we will try our level best to make your trip as successful and grand as other normal trips. 

Don’t hesitate to hit the booking button at the eleventh hour, we are always open and here to organize your vacation trips in Nepal. 

Trip Extension 

We are always flexible and open to the extension of the particular trip you are undertaking. If you enjoy the trip you are doing, you can extend it to longer days or longer hours. But, for this, you must contact us one day prior so that we can arrange the required things like trip crew, accommodation, transportation and other minor needy things for your extended trip. If you let us know a day earlier directly or through the trip crew you are using in the field/route like through your trip leader, you will have a beautiful time ahead. For the extension of the trip, you must add some little additional cost which we will settle in mutual understanding. 

Currency Exchange 

You can exchange your currency even in the Tribhuvan International Airport at your arrival or you can exchange it after you check in at the hotel in Thamel or other several places of Kathmandu, trekking beginning points as well.  You can find several money exchange counters in different corners of Thamel city. If you are in a rush and cannot do this, you can pay USD, AUD or CAD to the people whom you need to pay for your accommodation, food, trip costs, tipping etc. You can even exchange your currency with Nepali on the trekking routes/trip routes like in Lukla, and Namche You can ask to exchange your currency with Nepal with local lodges/restaurants/hotels/ guesthouses too. But, you need to have your currency like USD, AUD or CAD. Even Indian currency does work in Nepal while paying but only Rs. 100 rupees not 500 and 1000. You can pay with your currency with the current exchange rate wherever you go in Nepal.

Haven Holidays  Team

Haven Holidays Team is very professional, reliable and responsible. You can completely on them. They are well-trained, friendly and highly literate in their respective languages. You can share anything you like with them without any hesitation. They know local culture, civilization, history, foods and accommodation, weather conditions, expert in first-aid application and how to handle the sudden accidents on the trip. They are eco-friendly and better understand the non-human's rights and their lives. 

The Haven Holidays Team will assist you in every step of your trip to make it memorable and more convenient. 

Luggage and Storage 

If you are hiring a porter for your trip in the mountains, you can pack no more than 10 kg. in the duffel bag or your backpack. We provide you with a very reliable duffel bag to put your stuff to be carried on the trip. It will be very safe to be carried by a porter. Because it is the labour rule that a porter can only maximum of 20kgs in the mountain. Please, don’t pack unnecessary stuff in the duffel bag. Two people one porter put 10kg of stuff by each individual. 

If you think you don’t need the stuff you have with you in the mountains, you can store it at the hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.  They will keep your unnecessary luggage/stuff very safe till your return back. Ask your trip leader or hotel receptionist to do it for you before you depart for the trip. Take the luggage tag while storing the unnecessary luggage. 


Meals will be provided according to the itinerary and cost includes and cost excludes. If you are given the itinerary or cost like including BB only, you will be provided breakfast only and if you have booked the trip package including a full-board meal, you will get all the meals including breakfast, dinner and lunch. Apart from main meals, if you have extra tea, coffee, cold drinks and other alcoholic drinks, you have to pay them personally. 

During the trip, you will be given enough time to have a meal. You can enjoy the meal you like from the menu. Vegan, Vegetarian?? If you are vegetarian, you will still find the choice in the menu and our guide will take good care of you through the trip. 

You will have your meal at the lodge/local guesthouse, hotel or resort during the trip. You are supposed to have the meal where you stay overnight in the mountain during the trekking trip. 

Sometimes, you may not get the item you want in the mountain during the trekking trip/touring trip, at the time; you have to consider it very calmly. 

You will enjoy freshly cooked meals in the mountain during the trip days with local ingredient 

Trek Start 

After breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, you will take a 1-hour drive from Pokhara to Birethanti. Birethnti is a small village in the Kaski District of Nepal, Located in the Annapurna Conservation Area. It serves as an entry point for trekking heading into the Annapurna Region, particularly those starting the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (Annapurna Base Camp), and Ghorepani Trek. Birethanti is situated at the confluence of the Modi Khola and Burundi Khola making it a picturesque spot with a riverside view and lush greenery. It’s a peaceful and charming stopover for trekkers to rest and enjoy the natural beauty of the area before continuing their journey deeper into the Annapurna Region.


You will get a good and undisturbed facility of electricity during the trip to Nepal. Even though you go to the mountain for trekking and other adventure activities, you can get the facility of electricity to charge your phones and backups. However, in some cases, you may have to face the problem of load-shedding and the local lodges and some places guesthouses may charge you some amount to charge your batteries, backups and phones in remote areas trekking. There won’t be an electricity heating system in the mountain while doing trekking or other adventure activities.  

Drinking Water

Drinking water must be pure, safe and contamination-free. You can get bottled or purified drinking water during the trip even in the mountain which is very safe for you to drink. The majority of the people who make trekking or adventure trips in the mountains go with boiled water which is prepared by the local lodges/guesthouses on the trail which is the best way to keep you safe from contaminated water. However, some people carry water purifying ingredients and they apply it to the drinking water and they drink it. But, don’t try to drink the water from the Local River, stream and taps. The bottled water you can buy along the trek in the guesthouse.


You can enjoy excellent facilities of communication in Kathmandu. However, in the case of the trekking trip in the mountains, you may not be able to have such kind of facility as in the cities. But, most of the local teahouses/lodges/guesthouses/ hotels on the trail will offer you the facility of  Wi-fi. Sometimes, you get it for free and sometimes, you may have to pay for the installation of Wi-fi during the trip in the mountains. 

The best way to access good communication over your smartphone is to get a local Nepali SIM Card like NT and NCELL. You get these local Nepali SIM Cards easily in Kathmandu and even in International Airport, Tribhuvan International Airport. For this, you have to present a copy of your passport and a passport-sized- photograph. You can buy a data pack via this local SIM Card and you make a very good communication.  You can make a call, and access the internet over it.

Trek Ends 

Our trek ends at the Ghandruk Village another gem nestled in the Annapurna, and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek by walking. Ghandruk Village is renowned for its rich Gurung culture, traditional architecture, and stunning mountain vistas. It's a popular place for trekkers exploring the Annapurna region. Ghandruk Village is Located at an altitude of around 2,000 meters (6,561 feet). The village itself is adorned with intricately built stone houses, narrow alleyways, and terraced fields. One of the highlights of visiting Ghandruk is experiencing the warm hospitality of the Gurung people, one of Nepal's ethnic groups known for their bravery, hospitality, and unique cultural traditions. Many trekkers choose to stay overnight in Ghandruk to immerse themselves in the local culture and enjoy the tranquil mountain atmosphere. You explore Ghandruk village as well have lunch there. After Lunch, you are heading down to the bus station, The Haven Holidays team Arranged transportation back to Pokhara.

Finally, You will drive back from Ghandruk to Pokhara around 3 Hours.


You can give feedback on the trek/trip you have undertaken at the end of Kathmandu. You can visit our office or you can do it in the farewell dinner we organize. Your feedback about the trip will always be taken positively. We need it to grow and sharpen our services and facilities in the coming days.

If you cannot attend the farewell dinner at the end of the trip in Kathmandu or you don’t have time to visit our office, you can write your feedback on the trip advisor page which will be more reliable and public. 

Trek Extra Personal Expenses 

How prodigal you are? Your trek extra personal expenses depend on it. If you love doing extra expenses on the trip, you will go to topics like alcoholic drinks, extra tea or coffee apart from the meal, tipping, some minor donations, extra snacks on the trail, some urgent personal stuff like clothing or any other equipment you immediately require on the trip in case it gets damaged or stop functioning. And, at the end of the trek, you have to give some tips to your trekking crew. For this, you have to allocate some dollars or Nepali currency. 

Typical Day

The typical trip day begins with a good breakfast. You will have breakfast at around 7-8 am and begin the day after it. Then, you will have to work/walk for 3-4 hours after breakfast and you will stop for lunch. The lunchtime will be around an hour. You will order your lunch item and the restaurant/hotel/teahouse will cook for you. Sometimes, you may have to wait for some time if the restaurant or hotel is crowded. You can find the item you want in the menu prepared by the local lodge/restaurant/hotel. If you are vegetarian, no worries, you can still find the ways. 

After lunch, you will resume your work/trek/trip again and end it in the after like around 3-4 pm. After that, you will check in the hotel/guesthouse/teahouse and get refreshed. Take rest, change clothing and go for dinner at around 6-7 pm. Your leader will help you to order the meals you like. At the dinner, your leader will share the important information for the next day’s trip and you can raise the question regarding it. The leader will orient you on what to wear, how to walk, what to carry and where to eat. Follow the instructions from the guide/leader very well. 

Why with Haven Holidays?   

·       Free Booking and Free Cancelation 

·       Veteran Crew Members 

·       Enhancing Eco-Tourism 

·       Prompt response, full safety and comfort guaranteed. 

·       No hidden cost 

·       Flexible 

·       Cost Friendly 

·       Wider Networks 

·       Expert in risk management 

Unforgettable Experience with Haven Holidays: Poon Hill Trek

Haven Holidays provided an unforgettable experience during my 7-day Poon Hill trek. From the moment we arrived in Nepal, everything was well-organized and seamless. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable about the area, sharing fascinating insights into the local culture and wildlife along the way. The accommodations and transport were comfortable, and the food was delicious in the mountain and nourishing after a day of trekking. The highlight, of course, was reaching Poon Hill at sunrise. The panoramic views of the Himalayas were breathtaking and made every step of the trek worthwhile. I highly recommend Haven Holidays for anyone looking for a memorable trekking experience in Nepal.

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An Adventure of a Lifetime: Poon Hill Trek with Haven Holidays

Trekking with Haven Holidays on the Poon Hill route was truly an adventure of a lifetime. The journey was well-paced, allowing us to acclimatize to the altitude while taking in the stunning landscapes of the Annapurna region. Our guide, Rajan, was not only experienced but also incredibly friendly, making the trek enjoyable and educational. The team at Haven Holidays ensured that all our needs were met throughout the trip, from transportation to accommodation and meals. The sunrise view from Poon Hill was simply magical and something I will cherish forever. Thank you, Haven Holidays, for an unforgettable experience.

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Incredible Scenery, Unbeatable Service: Poon Hill Trek with Haven Holidays

I recently completed the 7-day Poon Hill trek with Haven Holidays, and it exceeded all my expectations. The scenery along the route was absolutely stunning, with each day offering new breathtaking views of the Himalayas. The professionalism and hospitality of the Haven Holidays team were exceptional. Our guide, Kumar, was not only knowledgeable but also went above and beyond to ensure our safety and comfort throughout the trek. The accommodations provided were clean and comfortable, and the food was delicious, offering a taste of local cuisine. Watching the sunrise from Poon Hill was a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I'll never forget. I highly recommend Haven Holidays to anyone looking for a well-organized and memorable trekking adventure in Nepal.

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Preparation For This Trip

Travel Documents:
  • Travel tickets and trip print/pictures in Divece
  • Passport -with at least 6 months validity
  • Passport copies
  • 4 copies of Passport size photos
  • Visa - available at Kathmandu Airport. Check visa requirements your nationality click: Tourist visa in Nepal
  • Insurance, documents that cover medical, rescue, and airlift(helicopter)in case  on the trip
  • Electronics:
    Electronic device and charger
    • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories. It may be hard to find charging devices that fit your device, so keep the focus on your charger and multiple adapters.
    • Power Bank- Charging your devices may not be possible everywhere. So, it is recommended to carry a power bank for backup 
    Trekking Packing/Checklist:
    When preparing for a trekking trip in Nepal,  it's essential to have the right equipment and packing list to ensure your safety and comfort to complete your mission. You will need to pack smart and light. This packing list doesn’t mean you need to pack everything listed here. This list is a guideline, and your final list will depend on your preferences and judgment. Follow as per your personal needs and preferences by taking this as a reference. Comprehensive list of items:

    Sun Hat/Cap for sun protection - A Sun hat protects the face from the strong rays of the sun. Carry a lightweight hat that can be easily packed. Or A wide-brimmed hat to cover your ears, neck, and face from the strong rays of the sun. More: Trekking equipment list  

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Poon Hill Trek is worth doing as your short and easy vacation trip in Nepal. This a week-long trek takes you to the top of Poon Hill (3210m) and offers you probably the best mountain views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurnas, Machhapuchhre, Ganesh Himal, Manaslu and Lamjung Himal. The trek also takes you through thrilling deep woods of Annapurna Conservation Area, natural water falls, traditional local villages and awe-inspiring landscapes. The local life style, accommodation and foods will give you a very distinct taste of trekking in the Nepal’s Himalayas.

    If you looking for a short and easy trekking trip in Nepal for a week-long vacation, you will totally get refreshed with the cool walks and breathtaking mountain views along with stunning sunrise.  So, Poon Hill Trek is worth doing as a beginner and fresher trekker to enjoy 5-7 days’ vacation in Nepal. 

    Yes, one can do Poon Hill Trek in 2 days. It is possible because of Poonhill Jeep Ride up to Ulleri or Banthanti via Nayapool and Birethanti. Actually, it I possible from Pokhara to Pokhara, not from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. If you begin Poon Hill Trek from Kathmandu, it takes at least 5 days including arrival and departure.

    If you are in Pokhara and wish to do Poon Hill Trek, you can go up to Ulleri or Banthanti directly and trek to Poon Hill/Ghorepani on the same day. The next morning can be used for climbing Poon Hill and see sunrise and mountain views including Dhaulagiri, Annapurnas, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal. And on the same day, you can walk down to Ulleir or Banthanti and drive back to Pokhara. So, Poon Hill Trek is possible in 2 days from Pokhara to Pokhara not from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. 

    It is total 45 kms from Birethtanti to Birethanti. The beginning point of Poon Hill Trek is Birethanti and people can begin walk from Ulleri or Banthanti after Poonhill Jeep ride from Pokhara. The jeep ride is 2-3 hours to Ulleri or Banthanti from Pokhara. The average walking distance per day is 10-14 kms. So, you are suggested to prepare accordingly.

    Those who are planning their Poon Hill Trek require to walk at least 10 kms a day with all ups and downs in the mountain at around 2000m high and above the sea level. Can you walk 10-14 kms in a day? If you can do, then, go for rewarding Poon Hill Trek in Nepal which is easy and primarily for beginners/freshers. 

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