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Poon Hill Trek - 5 Days

What is your next crazy trip? Go hiking in Nepal? Nasty good idea. But when you go several days in the mountains of the Himalayas, we advise you to be a minimum prepared.

That is because the mountains are majestic, but it can also be very surprising. It is as much positively as negatively. We learned it at our expense. So, it is better to be well prepared, both physically and mentally. Here are 10 things to think about before setting off on this magnificent adventure.

The period

The period should be one of the first things to consider. Because hiking in Nepal during the monsoon does not sound very pleasant. Generally, the best times are in October-November and March-April. But take the time to check depending on the region where you want to go on an adventure.

The type of hike

Going on a hike is nice, but you have to go according to your level. Do you want to challenge yourself? Go for a pleasure hike? Do a busy or quieter hike? Do you have a good budget? In short, there are several questions to ask yourself when choosing the right hike. Here are some sample questions:

  • The duration. (8 days? 14 days? 1 month?)
  • The difficulty. (Beginner? Intermediate? Advanced?)
  • The necessary equipment. (You can choose a hike where you will sleep in tea houses or a hike where you will need equipment for camping)
  • The cost. (Permit; Guide; Porter; Transport from Kathmandu to the start of the hike…)
  • The altitude. (Each person responds differently to the effects of altitude. If you plan to climb to the top of 3000 meters, consult a doctor before leaving for Nepal. There are medications to prevent these effects.)
  • The popularity of the hike. (Everest base camp and Annapurna are the 2 most popular hikes, and therefore very busy.)

The choice of guide and / or porter

Depending on the hike you wish to carry out, we advise you to be accompanied by a guide and / or a porter. Because being accompanied by a person who knows the region and the language greatly helps in unforeseen situations. If you are comfortable carrying your backpack, we advise you to simply hire a guide, otherwise, a porter will suffice. Little tip: Ask him to speak a minimum of English. It helps to create a good bond with it.

Before leaving, you can already contact an agency with which you will want to do business. Search the Internet. Consult the notices. Ask questions. You do not want to have unpleasant surprises arrived on the spot.

Water

As you will not want to leave with 20 L of water on your shoulders, it is essential to get a good water bottle and water purification tablets (or drops). A word of advice: for those who cannot stand the taste of this purified water, bring a small bottle of artificial flavor to add to it. It’s not very healthy, but it tastes good.

However, ask questions to your seller where you will get your pellets. For example, it is not recommended to use these tablets with standing water. In hiking, we want to hydrate, and especially not get sick.

Day 1
Kathmandu to Pokhara (By flight or Bus)

Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu, you are welcomed by the team and then you will be transferred to your hotel. This trail goes through Ghorepani Poon Hill. Normally, the trek starts like Phokhara to Nayapul and ends like Phedi to Pokhara.

The Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation to and from!!
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Your guide will carry the Medical Kit but we also advise to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperwork

The Trip Cost Excludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

How fit do I need to be to do this Hike?

Any fit person can do this trek, even if you do not have any previous experience. You should be aware of what to expect and mentally prepare for it. Then, as long as you will too, you can.

How long do we walk every day?

On average, you walk about 4 to 6 hours per day. One or two days can be as less as 3hrs and one or two days can be as long as 7hrs.

What is the highest altitude reached?

The highest altitude reached is 2190m. This is the elevation of Annapurna Base Camp. ABC is the highest we will climb in this trek.

What about battery charging and hot shower facilities?

Yes, you can charge batteries en route. Charger should be brought. There are hot shower facilities as well. You may have to pay certain amount for both ($1-$2). Negotiate. Also, hot water facility could be free at lower elevation.

Are there ATMs on the way ?

No. There are no ATMs on this trek route. You will have to draw enough cash in Pokhara or Kathmandu. There are a number of ATMs in these cities. Everything is paid in Nepali rupees. So money should be exchanged before the start of the trek.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

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Poon Hill Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 1-12 people
  • Moderate
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