Discover the Himalayas
Encounter the essence of Nepal's Himalayan mountain mystical peaks. A must for the bucket list and arguably the best trekking destination on the planet. Thousands of people flock to this small, landlocked Asian nation every year to head deep into the Himalayan region.
While famous hikes such as Everest Base Camp and the Annapurna Circuit bring in the majority of adventure seekers and mountaineers looking for long, challenging treks and elevations, many shorter hikes are just as breathtaking whilst not being so physically demanding.
Poon Hill trek is one of those hikes. Our tours take place in springtime when the days are longer and warmer. At this time the Annapurna Conservation Areas are fertile, lush, beautiful and boast abundant rhododendrons which are in full bloom. Waterfalls cascade and mountains glisten with snow and ice and you may see the occasional wild yak. This experience will be sure to take your breath away. The Poon Hill Trek is just stunning and you don't need to be a mountaineer to experience its beauty. Elevations of 3210m make the hike reasonably easy for anyone with a modest fitness level. The mystical Himalayan mountains provide nature's natural high and elevated state of being. Now add yoga and meditation and you will literally be feeling on top of the world.
Day 01 - Arrive at Kathmandu International Airport
Here you will be greeted and transferred to Kathmandu International Guest House for a Meet & Greet and overnight stay. The city of Kathmandu sits at 1400m above sea level and is buzzing with life; the local people will always greet you with a smile and have a very kind and welcoming nature. On day one, you will have some free time to explore and discover Kathmandu's incredibly diverse and historic city.
Walking time: No walk on this day
-Nine nights accommodation
-3 x meal + hot drinks per day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) 7 days
-Breakfast only 3 days
-Domestic flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara return
-Airport transfers (International and Domestic flights)
-English speaking local Mountain Guide
-Daily yoga and meditation practise with an experienced yoga teacher
-1 x porter per 2 people (each porter can carry up to 20 Kilos)
-Transport from Pokhara and return
-First Aid Kits
-TIMS Card: Entry into Annapurna conservation area.
-Insurance of Guide and Porter
-Personal expenses such as extra drinks, snacks, toiletries.
-Tips for guide and porter
-Yoga Mat for doing yoga
-Arrival accommodation at the recommended hotel/meeting point.
- International Flights
-Anything on the packing list
- Water bottle and water purification tablets
- Lightweight yoga mat
- Headlamp and/or flashlight
- Lightweight walking boots and spare laces
- Down Jacket
- A rainproof jacket with hood
- Swimwear for hot baths
- A few pairs of loose-fitting long shorts/skirts
- Some cotton T-shirts
- One pair of sandals
- Two pairs of thin and two pairs of thick woollen-socks
- Lip guard
- Sun cream
- Things of your interest (a reading book)
- Photocopy of passport
Our team brings along a basic first aid kit, but we recommend you also carry the following :
Ibuprofen painkillers, diamox for altitude sickness, personal prescriptions as required, diarrhea tablets, rash cream, basic toiletries, wet wipes, hand sanitiser. Women please remember sanitary wear as tampons and sanitary pads may not be able to be purchased at the guest houses.
Prices and dates
Experts on the trip
Modest, cute and comfortable, twin share rooms in a Nepalese style guesthouse, Two-nights Kathmandu International Guest House, one-night Iceland hotel, Pokhara.
Six-Nights traditional style Nepalese Tea house, three-Nights hotel (4-star)
Please note that room size & amenities may slightly vary (all rooms are equally priced).
If you have specific requests or needs for your room, we will do our BEST to accommodate you; however, we cannot guarantee. The sooner you sign up, the more likely your needs will be fulfilled. If you do not have a roommate, you will be paired with another guest who is not yet assigned a roommate.
Private rooms for a single traveller are available at an extra expense of AUD $100,
Price of AUD $1,699 is based in twin-share accommodation, domestic flights, all transport, breakfast provided for 3-day hotel stay, local guide, porters, yoga and meditation, and all meals for 7 days guesthouse stay will be provided.