Low Altitude Trek in Nepal
comprises of especially tailored packages that ends up at pretty lower heights. Nepal is a mountainous country. So, we all think of backbreaking climbs and knee- jarring descends when we think of trekking in Nepal.
Nepal is the country with diverse geographical variations. It consists of flat plain lands called Terai, Hilly Region and Mountainous Region. Thus, Nepal
offers all types of trekking whether it is high altitude trek or Low Altitude Trek or Easy Trek.
Low Altitude Trekking in Nepal
is a risk free trek that eliminates chances of altitude sickness. The temperature is moderate and these types of trek follow the easier route. Low Altitude treks are normally of short duration and offers experience of Himalayan trekking at low altitude. Annapurna Region is perfect when it comes to easy trekking where you can enjoy the wildlife views and mountain scenery in relatively less days.
Poonhill trek is one of the best low altitude trek in Annapurna. By joining in Poonhill trekking, you will have 5days of action packed trekking whereby you will cross forest and rivers, enter Gurung villages and enjoy mountain views. Punhill trek begins from Nayapul which is an hour of driving distance far from Pokhara. Leaving Nayapul, we will follow the dirt trail through Birethati to Tikhedhunga settlement. You will cross Ghorepani and reach Poonhill. Poonhill offers panoramic views of several snow-clad mountains and peaks like Gangapurna Mountain, Annapurna South Mountain, Annapurna I mountain, Dhaulagiri Mountain and Hiunchuli Mountain. After getting the engrossing views of mountains, you will take the downward trail and reach Ghandruk where we will enjoy homestay in Ghandruk. From Ghandruk, the trail drops to Nayapul.
- Day01: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga
- Day02: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
- Day03: Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani
- Day04: Tadapani to Ghandruk
- Day05: Ghandruk to Pokhara
Day01: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga
We will cover 42km distance from Prithvi Chowk and cross beautiful Lumle village to Nayapul (1050m). Poonhill sunrise trek starts from Nayapul. Following Modi River, we will walk past forest of blooming rhododendron and cross small stream. We will cross Birethanti after about half an hour of trek and arrive at Tirkhedhunga.
Day02: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Steep trek for about 2hrs will take us to Ulleri (2070m). We will cross the Magar village of Banthanti from where we can get spectacular views of Machhapuchhre Mountain (6997m), Hiunchuli Mountain (6441m) and Annapurna South Mountain (7219m). We will cross the small river and climb to Nangethanti. We will arrive at Ghorepani from where we can get soaring views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other mountains.
Day03: Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani
Poonhill is popular for best sunrise view in Pokhara. We will rise very early and reach the base of Poonhill. About an hour of climb will take us to Poonhill viewpoint. We can get sunrise view over Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m), Annapurna I Mountain (8091m), Annapurna II Mountain (7937m), Annapurna III Mountain (7855m), Annapurna IV Mountain (7525m), Annapurna South Mountain (729m), Nilgiri Mountain (6940m), Tukuche Mountain (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other mountains. We will return to hotel in Ghorepani for breakfast and then take descending trail to Tadapani village from where we can get views of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Fishtail and other mountains.
Day04: Tadapani to Ghandruk
3hrs of easy walk through forest of oak, rhododendron and other alpine flowers will take us to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the large Gurung village. We can get striking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other Mountains from viewpoint in Ghandruk. Homestay in Ghandruk is a pleasant experience. We will be welcomed by the locals with Khada and traditional dance will be performed in evening in our honor.
Day05: Ghandruk to Pokhara
From Ghandruk, we will lower down through the scenic route with views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail and Gangapurna Mountains. We will cross the forest of blooming rhododendron and reach Birethanti from where we will take the downhill walk and follow Modi Khola till we reach Nayapul from where we will Taxi and reach Pokhara in an hour.
- All Transport
- All Accommodation
- Travel Insurance
- International airfare to and from Nepal
- Nepal Tourist Visa Fee US$25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 15days, US$40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entry for 30days. Visa can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- Kathmandu
- Items of personal nature
- Alcoholic beverages, hot water, hot shower charges on trek, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet
- Tips for guide, porters and driver (not compulsory)