Poon Hill Trekking

Poon Hill Trekking is short and suit for people who have limited time but wanted to experience trekking in the Himalaya & mountain life. This fabulous trekking has great varieties of different experience with green mid hills in the shade of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range of mountains. This is very famous trekking destination for all types of people from families, school, collage to corporate groups. Poon Hill Trekking is in the shade of tall giant snow capped peaks with 360 degree view of panoramic Himalaya and hilly region. The sunrise and sunset view from the view tower is stunning. You will be walking through friendly traditional hill villages in the land of legendary Gurung and Pun Magar tribe’s renowned as Gorkha soldiers.

Poon Hill Trekking offers magnificent grandeur views of Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545ft) Annapurna South (7,219m-23,684ft), Gangapurna (7,455m-24,459ft) and Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft) 
Mt. Machhapuchhre ‘Fish-Tail’ 6,997 m-22,956 ft and beyond east worlds 8th highest 
Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m-26,781 ft and the wide range of world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters with adjoining Nilgiris and Tukuche peaks.

Poon Hill trekking starts from picturesque Pokhara valley which is one of the cool touristic spot in Nepal, where the mountains reflects on its tranquil fewa lakes. You begin the trekking through enchanting forest of rhododendron, oaks, pines and fir tree lines with great contrast over the high snow capped peaks, superb views during the trek and from the top of Poon Hill.  There are beautiful villages en route with charming Ghandruk village where you will time to interact with friendly villagers.

This trek follows the ancient Trans Himalayan Salt Trade route to Upper Mustang and beyond to Tibet. We will trek as circuit to explore the different places, after a marvelous then heading back to Pokhara with few ups and more downhill’s through farms lands and terraces, rural villages with ever present snow capped mountain views all the way to scenic Pokhara.  

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.
Day 02: Drive  to Pokhara (950 m-3,116 ft) (6 hrs drive)
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1,100 m-3,608 ft) and trek to Tirkhedhuga (1,450 m-4,757 ft).        
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2,874 m-9,429 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 05: Morning hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2,721 m-8,927 ft) – 05 hrs. 
Day 06:  Trek to Ghandruk (1,730 m-5,675 ft) – 04 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Potana (1,900 m-6,233 ft) – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to Kande (1,460m-4,790 ft) and drive to Pokhara.
Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu, transfer to the hotel.
Day 10: Departure from Nepal.

Itinerary Detail

Day 01: Arrive Kathmandu (Airport):
Our Representative will be holding a board with your name and our company’s name “Trexmount Ventures”. He will transfer you to the Hotel. Our tour manager will take a Pre-Departure meeting in the hotel or in our office. This briefing will cover the whole tour program and other related information. Overnight at Hotel

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara (950 m-3,116 ft) – 06 hrs journey distance 220 k.m.
Our guide will cometo the Hotel and start drive on the busy road towards scenic Pokhara through Himalayan foothills and green valley’s to reach Pokhara and some refreshment by the lake side and Phewa lake.

(For people with flying option with extra cost, 30 minutes of scenic flight to Pokhara).

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1,100 m-3,608 ft) and trek to Ulleri (1,945m).  
After morning breakfast depart for marvelous trekking. We drive for one hour to reach Nayapul through Pokhara Beni highway from where we begin our hiking. We walk through villages and farm fields following the River valley, we will be following the old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route on the gradual climb on steps passing several farm villages on reaching at Hille, walk gets better on the gradual winding path and with the last climb to Tirkhedhunga village. We will continue steep ascend on stone steps all the way to a Ulleri village for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge with views of striking waterfalls, a small village mainly inhabited by Magar and Gurung tribe, famous as Gorkha soldiers overseas, besides being in the army they are farmers and Sheppard’s. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani (2,874 m-9,429 ft) – 05 hrs.
After the first day trek, In a clear morning we can see good views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Machhapuchhre from here and we begin our hike with ascending to Bhanthati, it will be pleasure walking trail with gentle climbing through enchanting cool forest lined with rhododendron, oaks, magnolia and pine trees, however the uphill climb continues to reach at Ghorepani village, from here a short climb to the top of Ghorepani at Deurali for overnight stop in the comfort of nice lodge with marvelous views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiris, Annapurna Himal range of mountains with Annapurna Fang, this nice village perched on the high spot in the middle of old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route which leads all the way to Upper Mustang and beyond to Tibet the people of this village are Pun of Magar tribe.

This place is widely popular for an hour hike to Pun Hill a spectacular view point offering superb wide angle panorama of world’s three highest mountains over 8000 meter with stunning sunrise and sunset views. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05: Morning hike to Pun-Hill and to Tadapani (2,721m-8,927 ft) – 05 hrs.  
It is going to be very early in the morning to hike up to Pun-Hill at 3,190m before the sun rise. We need to walk in the dark so be prepared with flash light. We have to ascend for 45 minute to reach into the top of poon hill view tower from where we can see panoramic mountains and 360 degree stunning views. The sunrise views over Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal in the far horizon including the majestic 
Mt. Machhapuchhre “The Fish Tail” one of the most respected and unclimbed peak are blooming. The views of layer of green hills and snow capped peaks in same times making place of heaven. After this  marvelous journey to Poon Hill we panorama with, after a wonderful time at Poon hill descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue walk on the scenic trail to Tadapani through the cool forest, wide ridge and valley. This is also a great trail for enchanting woodland a paradise for naturalist and botanical people, after a downhill walk and with last short climb towards overnight stop at Tadapani a fabulous spot with great views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Fish Tail and Annapurna II and Annapurna IV. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk (1,730m-5,675 ft) – 04 hrs.
Morning after breakfast with great superb views, We start hiking through the magnificent forest reminds you of the film ‘The Lord of the Rings’ a pleasant walk past Bhaise Kharka and then on the downhill and gradual winding path and with the to Ghandruk village for overnight stay in the comfort of nice lodge with views of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and towering Mt. Machhapuchhre “The Fish Tail”. We have a short walking day today however we will explore Ghandruk village and local museum as it is a large village mainly inhabited by Gurung tribe, famous as Gorkha soldiers overseas, besides being in the army.  

Day 07: Trek to Pothana (1, 900 m-6,233 ft) – 05 hrs.
We will be descending to the modi river valley with passing several farm villages and hamlets reaching at Phedi, from here crossing a suspension bridge over Modi River and on the warm areas with paddy terraces, walk gets easier and with short uphill climb to reach another large village at Landruk, after a short rest here walk is more or less gradual on the winding path with few ups along the way passing several nice villages of Tolka and Bheda Kharka, and then 45 minutes climb in the shade of cool forest to Deurali at 2,150 meters high with great views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Mt. Machhapuchhre and of Gandruk village towards west.  From Deurali an enjoyable walk through forest with superb views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu all the way to Pothana village for overnight stop with fantastic views of Mt. Machhapuchhre at close distance.

Day 08: Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara.
Today the last walk of this adventure, our morning walk leads to a short climb through cool forest to reach at Thulo Kharka also called Australian Camp a magnificent place located on a large meadows with parallel views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains, from here an hour walk downhill leads to a road head at Pokhara / Beni highway for an hour drive back to Pokhara after a memorable and fascinating trek to Ghorepani & Pun Hill, afternoon in Pokhara with free time for individual activities around this beautiful place by the lake Phewa.

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu.
With great time up in the hill villages and Pokhara morning drive back to Kathmandu, transfer to respective hotels.

 Day 10: Departure:
Breakfast in the Hotel, Transfer to Tribhuvan International airport for  departure towards your next destination.

Includes and Excludes

Transport: 
–        Airport Pick up and drop transfer.
–        Private Ground transportation as per itinerary
Accommodations:
 –       3 Star Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara with Breakfast.
–        Private room during the trekking (Tea House section).
Food: 
–       9 Breakfast, 6 Lunch and 6 Dinner with Hot Drinks (tea, coffee)
–        Seasonal fresh fruits during the trekking.

Permit:
–        Annapurna conservation entry permits.
–        TIMS Permit.
Staffs: 
–        An experience Government Trained guide and required number of porters (one porter in between two pax), their food, accommodation, transportation, salary, insurance, and equipment.
Equipment:
–        Warm sleeping bag, warm down jacket and walking stick, if necessary.
–        Trek bag

Taxes:
All Taxes are included

Excludes:
–        Meals as Mention in the inclusive list. 
–        Tips to staff or any donations.
–        Nepal Visa
–        International Flight
–        Your travel insurance, Medical and emergency evacuation.
–        All types of drinks (such as Hot & cold, Mineral water and alcoholic drinks) during the trek.
–        All personal expenses which are not mention into the price inclusion.

Equipments and Packing

EQUIPMENT: Since you are traveling here and there and through the country side, consider carrying warm, lightweight, hand-washable and quick-drying clothes.

FOOT WEAR:
Trekking Boots (One Pair), Light Soaks (3 Pairs), Thick Socks (4 pairs), Camp Shoes (1 pair), and Sandals (1 pair).

CLOTHING:
Warm Cotton Trousers (2 pairs), Fleece Jacket or Pullover (1), Down or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket and Trousers (1), Shirts and T-Shirts (4 pieces), Long Under Wear (2 pieces), Lightweight Cotton Long Pants, Short Under Wear (4 pieces), Sunglasses (1), Sun Hat or Scarf (1) and Woolen Hat (1), Lightweight Gloves (1), Heavyweight Gloves or Mittens With a Waterproof (1), Rain Coat (1).

OTHER EQUIPMENT:
Daypack (1), Down Jacket (1), Sleeping Bag (4 seasons-1), Water Bottle (1), Sunglasses, Flashlight with Spare Bulbs, Sun Cream, Batteriesm Gaiters, Lip Salve.

OPTIONAL:
Toilet Articles, Insect Repellent, Notebook and Pen, Laundry Soap, Toilet Roll, Pocket Knife, Binoculars, Sewing Kit, Soap, Camera, GPS, Cards and Personal Medical Kit and items of your personal interest.

Note: 
If you are wearing glasses, it is advisable to bring a spare pair. If you wear contact lenses you may find that climatic changes and dust can create visual irritation, therefore, it is advisable to bring a pair of glasses.

For Water Purification: You should not drink the water from the tap in Nepal because of bacteria. You can either use water purification or buy the bottle of water. Now a days, some people are bringing their own water filter which is very impressive & useful.
Bottled mineral water and boiled water are available for purchase throughout Trekking.  However, water purification tablets or your own filter can be useful with your interest.

  • Steripen
  • Water filter
  • Iodine or chlorine dioxide purification tablets

Checklist for Documents:
The Following documents listed below are a must and should be with you at all times.

  • Valid Passport
  • Medical Insurance card(s)
  • Address book | Our Company contact details (for any emergency)
  • Flight tickets (e-tickets).
  • Passport size photos ( At least 4)

Note: We do recommend you to make copies of passport, visas, permits, airline tickets/schedule and so on. Leave a copy with someone at home and put a copy in a separate place in your luggage.

 

Trip Map

Trip Fact

Tour Name:                   Annapurna Scenic Trekking
Duration:                       11 days
Tour Start:                    Kathmandu
Tour Finish:                  Kathmandu
Tour Difficulty:            Moderate Plus
Tour Route:                  Kathmandu – Pokhara – Ghorepani – Poonhill-  Ghandruk – Australian camp – Pokhara – Kathmandu.
Group Size:                   Min. 1 Pax in the group.
Max. Altitude:              3210m.
Walking hours per day:     3 to 6 Hours.
Country Visited:          Nepal

 

Trip Highlights

Throughout this trip villages, green hills, forest, landscapes and mountains are the main attraction and highlights of this trip, trekking around Annapurna massive mountain ranges, dramatic variation from sub-tropic – mediterranean to alpine climate temperature and landscapes, daily amazing panorama views with views of world’s 3highest mountains Annapurna-Dhaulagiri & Manaslu, fascinating traditional mid hills Gurung & Pun Magar tribe villages.
super panorama with breathtaking sunrise from Pun Hill

Trip Information's

Arriving in Nepal & Transfers:  Before you depart for Nepal please send us your flight details so that we can arrange a complementary transport from the airport to the hotel in Kathmandu. Our staff and representative will have a sign-board with “Trexmount Ventures“, please look for it when reaching outside the main terminal. Please note our phone numbers if in-case of flight delay and change in time & schedule or if you don’t see our Sign Board on your arrival in case of emergency:
Please notify on these + 977- 1- 4701237, 4701238, 4701239 or Cell: 9851058054

Please be aware of hawkers at the airport will try to carry your bags for you and direct you to specific guesthouses.  Please carry your own luggage and don’t give any money who ever asks for it. Luggage

Standard commercial airline baggage restrictions apply. Usually this is 20 kg for economy passengers and one piece of carry-on luggage. It is advisable to check with your airline before traveling.

Passport: Your passport is a valuable document and you should exercise extreme care in keeping it safe. We recommend that you keep your passport on you at all times, preferably in a money belt that is worn under your clothing. We advise that you take copies of relevant pages in your passport and any visas that you may purchase in case of loss or damage. Your tour leader will require your passport details at the pre-departure meeting. Again, we recommend that you have a photocopy of your passport details, kept separate. Your passport must be valid for six months after the END of your tour, and must have one blank page for each country to be visited.

Visa Requirements: You can either processed tourist visas from any Nepalese Embassy or via the web or you upon arrival in Nepal. Please note that once the visa is issued, it may not be amended or re-validated and visa fees will not be refunded. USD cash or Visa and Master Card credit cards are accepted for visa fees. Visitors who wanted to get tourist visa at arrival, they can obtain into following arrival points in Nepal:
Tribhubhan International Airport (TIA), Kathmandu| Kodari| Kakarbhitta| Birgunj| Belhiya Bhairahawa | Nepalgunj |Dhangadi | Mahendranagar.

REQUIREMENTS for Visa is as following:
Valid Passport (with a validity of a minimum period of six months) duly completed Visa application form.
Visa fees easier to be paid in cash.
Visa fees at arrival points in Nepal: Visa for 15 days = $25, For 30 days = $40, For 90 days = $100.
Please also note that: Nationals of the following countries must apply for a tourist visa through Nepalese Embassies as they do not get visas on arrival at the entry points of Nepal.

Note: Nigeria | Ghana | Zimbabwe | Swaziland | Cameroon | Somalia | Liberia| Ethiopia| Iraq| Palestine and Afghanistan’s Travel Document holders (Passport holder) should apply for a tourist visa at the Nepalese Embassy. Entry validity: The validity of visa dates is counted from the date of arrival in Nepal which is Six months from the date of issue.

Visa Extension: A tourist visa can be extended from the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu and Pokhara Immigration Office for a total of 120 days. Over the course of a visa year, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal more than cumulative 150 days.

EACH CLIENT IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBTAINING ALL NECESSARY VISAS.
Country entry regulations can be changed, Unique Path Travels does not accept responsibility for changes in regulations or requirements for visas. The information provided is given in good faith.

Currency: The official currency in Nepal is Rupee. The most commonly use symbol for Rupee is NPR or Rs. One Rupee is made up of 100 Paisa, a smaller unit.  There are coins  for denominations of one, two, five and ten rupees and bank notes in denominations of 1,2, 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 500 and 1000 rupees. There is no restriction on the amount of foreign currency or travelers checks brought into Nepal.

Money Exchange: Nepal Rastra Bank (National Bank)  sets the exchange rate and lists rate in daily news paper. There are many money changer counters and Banks in the cities at where you can change your cash money. When you are changing money officially, you need to show your passport and get receipt with your identity.  The Hotels do change the money however they do have lower rate.

There are various ATM Machines in main cities and towns like Kathmandu, Pokhara and so on. Where you can get cash (only Nepalese Rupee) on both Visa and Master Card’s 24 hours a day. Usually you can draw Maximum 30,000 NPR a day from your Card.

Accommodations: In Nepal most places have tourist standard facilities depending upon the choices, as we have put a lot of effort into locating the most appropriate type of accommodation for each tour.

It will always be clean and hygienic, comfortable and of a very high standard. Accommodation for Nepal trips is in a combination of good standard tourist class hotels and Guest Houses in the Treks operated by the local people, which offer Twin Sharing accommodations, please be prepared for the common Bathrooms.

If you wish to spend a few additional days in your start city before the departure of your tour, then we can arrange accommodation for you. On the last day of the tour we usually arrive at our final destination in the late afternoon, when the tour ends. If you would like to book accommodation for that night or even stay additional nights, we will be more than happy to arrange this for you as well. All our accommodation is carefully chosen, conveniently located, clean and comfortable.

Travel / Medical Insurance: Travel / Medical insurance a compulsory in all Trexmount Ventures trips, all clients MUST be insured to cover personal accident, medical expenses, cancellation, curtailment and repatriation. Please Note you should check that your insurance policy is adequate for Trexmount Ventures .

Vaccinations: Your doctor might suggest you while traveling in Asia or any 3rd world countries, as in Nepal vaccinations are not compulsory unless coming from a yellow fever infected region but we do recommend you are covered for: *diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, *hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus. NB* a Yellow Fever certificate is required if arriving from infected areas.

For traveling in the countryside and remote areas, immune globulin is also recommended to combat hepatitis A. We advise you to bring along a supply of antibiotics, an anti-diarrhea agent, and any other prescription drugs required by your current medical conditions.

Vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed before departure.You may need additional inoculations so please contact your GP or a travel medical center for further information. Please consult your doctor for up-to-date information and prescriptions for vaccinations, anti-malarial requirements and any reasonably foreseeable illnesses whilst traveling into Asia.

Note: Please don’t forget check up with your Doctor & get advice whether your health permit or not to go into the region.

We also recommend: A dental check-up prior to traveling, you know your blood group in case of emergency and to send your medical / dietary lists. If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your Travel Agent at the time of your booking

Medical Supplies: In every trip we do provide with essential comprehensive medical kits however you may carry your own medical kits as per your doctor’s recommendations.

List of some recommended items: Band Aids / bandages, laxatives, upset stomach remedy, anti-diarrhea remedy, Panadol /Aspirin, rehydration remedy, antiseptic cream/powder, sterile dressings, any relevant course of medication such as contraceptive pills.

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): Depending upon the zone of trekking, AMS might occur if one does not acclimatize well while trekking in the high Himalayan region. Usually the symptom of AMS can be felt above 3,000 m with thin air, lack of oxygen from low air pressure. The Rapid Ascend, dehydration and Hypothermia are the cause of the symptom. We have rated three different level of the Altitude Sickness:

  1.  AMS – Acute Mountain Sickness: 
    The initial symptoms of Acute Mountain Sickness starts with headache, nausea, shortness of breath, fatigue / tiredness, Loss of appetite, disturbance in sleep which is mild a symptoms that will make like hangover / not feeling well.  You don’t need to worry much this will take time to heal after a good acclamatsation, this can be avoided after slow ascend or resting into the same elevation.
  2. HAPE – High Altitude Pulmonary Edema:
    This second level of the sickness may get water in the lungs with the symptoms of increasing Headache, wish to vomiting or vomiting, diarrhea, Dizziness’, Breathing hard, severe cough (dry or Productive), increasing tiredness/weakness, high pulse, Fatigue while walking, Blueness of the face, Lips, Fingers nails which means inability to circulate the Oxygen into the blood. If these symptoms occur, you shouldn’t ascend higher, take medicine & rest/stay into the same altitude for extra night, if it does not improves, you need to descend into lower elevation.
  3. Hace – High Altitude Cerebral Edema
    The final level is a extreme stage of altitude sickness with the symptoms of worsening headache & Vomiting, mental confusion, swelling hand & face, walking like drunk, irritable, unconsciousness or coma. If these serious symptoms appear, you need to get into the hospital as soon as possible either by heli-copter or by other possible arrangements.

Decision Making: All the decision is made by the victims and by leader or guide for
evacuation by any means of quick transportation and in helicopter.

  1. Find out the main problem i.e. at altitude. Assume all problems are Altitude Sickness unless proven otherwise. 
  2. If it is an altitude problem with mild symptoms, stay at the same altitude until the symptoms are completely gone. Take an Aspirin tablet, try to go up but listen to your body. If symptoms are worsening, descend into the lower.

Prevention is better than cure. A proper acclimatization before heading higher elevation, not to make Rapid Ascent; not to walk faster and drink plenty of fluid like water.

  • Listen your body & Let them more comfortable & rest more than usual. 
  • Avoid alcohol, Narcotic Drugs, sleeping pills and smoking. 
    Drink more fluid 3-4ltrs a day… clean, boiled or treated water/tea/coffee/soup/juice etc. 
  • Do not carry heavy packs, 10 – 12 Kilograms is ok. 
  • Climb higher sleep lower.
    Above 3000m, a 300m ascent a day if possible and walk with someone.

Treatment: The main healer and treatment is Descent, Descent, Descent, the best way of recovering. However, there are few medicine which maybe helpful when suffering: Oxygen, Diamox (Acetomolide) for AMS 125 mg. Before dinner, for sleeping problem if feeling suffocated, Nafedipine for HAPE, Steroids/Dexamethasone for HACE, Hyperbolic Bag – Gamow Bag

Important: Go up slowly with take your own pace. Do not let your body get cold. Do not leave your team member behind unattended, either trekker or porter. Drink plenty of fluids (at least 3 liters per day). Get all information about Altitude Sickness before your trekking tour that will make you confident to make your tour successful.

Tipping & Bargaining: Tipping in Nepal is not mandatory. It is now a traditional way, asset by earlier visitors, to tip guides, porters and Tour Driver, who now expect a tip. Any gratuity for good service will be gratefully accepted at the end of the tour.

Bargaining is part of Nepalese culture, especially in markets when hiring the local vehicles, buying the jewelery and local clothing.

Travel Tip: You might be tempted to buy a few souvenirs here and there, so leave a little room for those extra purchases!

Safe Travel:

  • Do not take unnecessary valuables with you, a money belt, or similar, worn close to your body is the best way to carry passports, airline tickets, money and other Valuables.
  • Do Not leave any valuables in hotel rooms, please use SAFETY DEPOSIT BOXES in the Hotel. Items are left at the individual’s risk.
  • Pickpockets are not common in Nepal but it can happen, especially in tourist areas and in crowded markets; you must always exercise care.
  • Be aware that anything left lying around will also be liable to theft.

Departure Tax: International Flight departure taxes are included in your flight ticket.

Time Zone: Nepal Greenwich Mean Time (GMT + 5:45 Hours).

Climate: Nowhere in the world is the climate so distinct and poles apart. The long stretch of the northern frontier, which is mostly rugged terrain, towered by the mighty Himalayas experiences arctic type of climate and a few hours down south at the fringes of the Indian borderlands the landscape and climate changes dramatically as the elevation decreases. With lush green tropical forests and vast stretches of plains one can encounter hot humid climate.

The year is divided into 4 different seasons in Nepal – winter, spring, monsoon and autumn.
The best period to visit the country for plant lovers is during spring when the flowers are in full bloom. The mountain slopes are covered with beautiful and colorful flowers. Spring season commences from early March and continues until late May. Even though the days are clear haze disturbs the mountain views. Late May, and the downpour begins. It continues till late August. Come September and the autumn season begins. It continues till late November. With temperate climate, clear blue skies and extraordinary mountain views it is the best season to visit the country. Winter begins in late November and continues till late February.

Himalayan region climate varies as per the altitude wise from the low southern land of Gangetic plains of Terai at 60meters above sea level to the mid hills-valleys at 9,00m, 1500-200m and to the high mountain settlement at 3000-4000m and above. From over 40oC warm sub-tropic, to the arctic climate of -0oC to -20oC conditions exists. Here’s our Climate Guide that can help you with your selection of treks in the Himalayan region and Good Luck! Nepal and its Himalayan range have a typical monsoonal two season a year. There’s the dry season from October to May and the wet season, the monsoon, from June to September. September-November, the start of the dry season, is in many ways the best time in Nepal and around the Himalaya. As the Himalayan regions have low precipitations, the snow fall is limited depending upon the region, season and elevation. The main trekking area of Annapurna Region will be as follows.

From 800m-1200m quite subtropical climate with hot and humidity in summer and at end of spring till starting of autumn, however in winter the temperature drops down almost 0 degree Celsius with mild sunshine of 15-18 degree Celsius.

From 2000m in summer it will be quite warm with minimum of 5-8 degree Celsius

Maximum of 18-20 degree Celsius.

Spring from mid Feb to April the temperatures are as follows.
Minimum -4 to -5 degree Celsius with Maximum of 12-18 degree Celsius.
With chances of snow at some areas with high wind chill factor.

Autumn from October to mid November.
Minimum -5 to -8 degree Celsius with Maximum of 12-18 degree Celsius.
With chances of snow at some areas with high wind chill factor.

From 3000m-4000m. minimum of 0-5 degree Celsius and maximum of 15-18 degree Celsius. Above 5000m it can snow even summer, while it rains below but the snow melts quickly as it reaches the ground at this time of the year in summer and monsoon. (The wind chill factor above 3000m-4000m can be quite freezing bringing the temperatures down. In the Everest Region and as at other High Himalayan region the temperatures are as follows from 2000m on-wards.

From 2000m in summer it will be quite warm with minimum of 5-8 degree Celsius

Maximum of 18-20 degree Celsius.
Spring from mid Feb to April the temperatures are as follows.
Minimum -4 to -5 degree Celsius with Maximum of 12-18 degree Celsius.
With chances of snow at some areas with high wind chill factor.
Autumn from October to mid November.
Minimum -5 to -8 degree Celsius with Maximum of 12-18 degree Celsius.
With chances of snow at some areas with high wind chill factor.

In winter Dec to mid Feb this place can be very cold at sometimes in places like Loboche on-wards with minimum of -15-20 degree Celsius and maximum of 12-15 degree Celsius.

Above 3000m on-wards the afternoon sun will be brilliant with much glare and  strong UV (Ultra Violet Ray) while in the sun, however the temperatures drops down dramatically while in the shade.

Temperatures Chart

(In Celsius)  

                    1,330m                  850m                     200-300m (above sea level)

Months        Kathmandu            Pokhara                 Chitwan

                    max min                max min                max min

Jan               19     2                   20     8                    24   7
Feb              20      4                  21     8                    26   8                  
Mar              25      8                  27   11                   33   12       
Apr              30     11                 33   12                   35   18
May             30     16                 30   19                   35   20
Jun               30     20                 30   20                  35   23
Jul                29      21                30   21                   33   24
Aug              29      20                30   21                   33   24
Sep              27     19                29   20                   32   22
Oct               23      15                27   18                   31   18
Nov             23      4                 23     11                  29   12
Dec              20       2                  20     8                   24     8                           

Rainfall Chart (in mm.)                                 

Months        Kathmandu            Pokhara                 Chitwan                

Jan               25                         15                          10

Feb              25                         15                          10

Mar              75                         30                          10

Apr              50                         50                          15

May             100                         300                         200

Jun               225                         575                         300

Jul                375                         800                         500

Aug              360                         700                         450

Sep              175                         575                         400

Oct               50                         220                         100

Nov             10                         20                           5   

Dec              10                            5                            5                                

Climate Chart:   Kathmandu. Chances of dry day & Hours of Sunshine

Jan     Feb    Mar    Apr    May   June   July    Aug    Sept   Oct     Nov   Dec

95%   91%   93%   85%   74%   54%   33%   37%   62%   88%   98%   99%

5:54    5:39    7:37    9:30    5:43    4:54    2:37    2:23    3:18    5:12    5:12    5:06

Pokhara. Chances of dry day & Hours of Sunshine

Jan     Feb    Mar    Apr    May   June   July    Aug    Sept   Oct     Nov   Dec

94%   94%   89%   80%   53%   5%     3%     3%     7%     64%   96%   99%

5:49    6:23    7:19    8:59    5:17    4:02    2:04    1:34    1:44    4:30    4:51    5:12

Voltage:  Electricity in Nepal is 230 volts AC, 50 cycles. We do have two pins & 3 pins power sockets, you better to have two Pin travel plug adapter which will be useful to charge your batteries.

Drug Policy: Under no circumstances are any illegal drugs allowed on any part of the trip. Anyone discovered in possession of any such drugs, will be asked to leave the tour immediately without question or refund.

Water:  You should not drink the water from the tap in Nepal because of bacteria. You can either use water purification or buy the bottle of water. Now a days, some people are bringing their own water filter which is very impressive & useful.

Bottled mineral water and boiled water are available for purchase throughout Trekking.  However, water purification tablets or your own filter can be useful with your interest.

  • Steripen
  • Water filter
  • Iodine or chlorine dioxide purification tablets

Photography: Photography is important part of the holiday that carries the memory of holiday in the photos.  Please remember, we are guests in the countries through which we travel and we may sometimes inadvertently cause offense by taking photographs without first asking permission. It is absolutely forbidden by law to take photos at any borders, as they are all active military installation.

Contact details: 
Trexmount Ventures:
Ciltron Garden 495, Thamel Kathmandu, Nepal Phone: +977-1-4701238 | 4701239 |  Cell : +977-9851058054 | Fax : +977-1-4701237 Email :uniquepath@mail.com.np | Url : http://www.nepalholidayinfo.com

Note: 
This tour is operated by Trexmount Ventures. Information provided in all brochures, leaflets and dossiers is offered in good faith by the company, based on the latest information available with update while in publication.

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This trek can be operate any day of your requirements. Please write to us for further informations: contact@nepalholidayinfo.com

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