This Annapurna foothills-based trek – with the final destination being the Poon Hill's awe-filled perspective – is said to offer some of the most memorable journeys through Nepal. This journey offers a background of multi-perspective mountain sceneries all winding through quaint villages with the Gurungs (rumored descendants of the historical pre-Mongol, or Hun people of Central Asia), lush, bird-filled forests and diverse-weathered valleys – all serving as the foreground to the lurking, epic peak of Machapuchhare (also known as 'Fish Tail Peak').

Day 1:

Kathmandu guided city tour covering Patan Square, Hindu temple, and Monkey Temple. Upon completion is the city tour, participants will have personal, free time to explore the exciting, vibrant city of Kathmandu.

Day 2:

Kathmandu - Pokhara by tour bus (approximate 6-hour drive), passing by beautiful landscapes as well as a variety of the rural villages of Nepal. Hotel check-in upon arrival in Pokhara.

Poon Hills
  • Arrival Point: Kathmandu
  • Departure Point: Kathmandu
  • Trip Duration: 9 days
  • Trip Leader: Tour Leader, local guides
  • Food Included: No meals included
  • Accommodation: Hotels/guesthouses
  • Trek Rating:Easy to Moderate
  • Price: US$699
Day 3:

Pokhara - Tirkhe Dhunga OR Urlegri (approximately 6-hrs). Drive to Nayapul, passing through the beautiful village of Lumle where preparations will be made in anticipation of the trek to Birethanti. This particular leg of the journey snakes along the main trail to Sudami with a steady ascent along the side of the valley before concluding the day's trek at Hile (1495m) with an overnight stay in Tirkhe Dhunga

Day 4:

Trek to Ghorepani (approximately 5-hrs). Tirkhe Dhunga – Ghorepani. Departing Tirkhe Dhunga, this day's voyage traverses a stream before climbing a stone staircase to the far-stretching village of Magar at Ulleri (2070m). On the way to the day's final destination, journey through lush forests, across sparkling streams before arriving at Nangethanti and Ghorepani (2850m) respectively for an overnight stay.

Days 5:

Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani: An early morning ascent to Poon Hill (3195m) treats trekkers to an enlightening scene as the sun climbs the sky to peak out from behind the Himalayan titans of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manalsu. Return to the lodge for breakfast before beginning your return-descent to Ghorepani, concluding the day's events with an overnight stay at Tadapani.

Day 6:

Tadapani to Ghandrung. This day's journey begins with a downhill descent offering a cornucopia of breath-taking views of the Annapurna mountains before a somewhat-steep drops trekkers at Kimche (1630m) where the group will rest for a moment before pressing onto Chane. Next, walk atop a flag-filled path which slides through the Gurung-inhabited village of Ghandruk.

Days 7:

Ghandrungk to Birethanti and on to Pokhara: From Ghandrung, this day's excursion takes participants on a descending, downhill adventure through villages and intricate meadows before arriving at the wonder-filled Syauli Bazaar then Nayapul. The day concludes with a return-drive to Pokhara for an overnight stay.

Day 8:

Tour of the various sacred places within Pokhara as well as a trip to beautiful Fewa Lake.

Day 9:

Return-trip/drive to Kathmandu.

This is sample Itinerary and can change to meet the changes in the field conditions

Dates and Price


US$699 ONLY for Global Crossroad Volunteer


To be determined by country coordinator (Most likely at the end or middle of the volunteer program)

What's Included
  • Teahouse/Guesthouse accommodations while on the trek
  • Sightseeing as noted in the itinerary
  • Ground transportation
  • Guides and porters
  • Entrance fees and permits
  • Baggage storage
What's Not Included
  • Meals (estimated $5-$15 per day)
  • Optional tips to leader
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Items of personal consumption (sodas, alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Group gear and equipment
  • Sleeping pads and bag