Poon Hill Dhampus Rhododendron Trek
Poon Hill Dhampus Rhododendron Trek

Himalayan rock 8 Days special rhododendron trek in Nepal. See rhododendron forests near the famous Himalayan Viewpoint of Poon Hill in full bloom. Enjoy magnificent mountain views on Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Hiunchuli and Mount Macchapuchare.

Facts Of Trip

Time of Rhododendron trek Poon Hill is from half March till half may.

- Other famous rhododendron areas in Nepal are:

- Makalu Barun National Park (Makalu Base Camp trek)

- Milke Danda

- Upper Tamur river


Grade: Grade II
Type: Lodge trek
Total duration: 11 days
Cost: Please see price details
Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival Kathmandu(1320m)
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara(820m)
Day 03: Pokhara to Naya Pull to Tikhedunga(1500m)
Day 04: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani(2860m)
Day 05: Ghorepani (Poon Hill , 3170m) to Tadapani(2600m)
Day 06: Tadapani to Chomrong(2170m)
Day 07: Chomrong to Jhinu Danda(1700m)
Day 08: Jhinu Danda to Potana(1900m)
Day 09: Potana  to Dhampus to Pokhara(820m)
Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu(1320m)
Day 11: Kathmandu to Departure

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu(1330m):
Meet our representative at Kathmandu airport and transfer to hotel. All the required documents ,photos, passport copis etc. are collected for the preparation of all legal documents required during the trek. On the same day you'll be meeting your guide for the trek.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara(820m):
After the breakfast we will be heading to Pokhara by tourist bus which takes around 6-7 hours. On the way we would be seeing the beautiful view of the Trishuli river which is flowing side by side through out the most of our way to Pokhara. We even get to witness the people doing rafting in Trishuli river.

Day 03: Pokhara to Naya Pull to Tikhedhunga(1500m):
We will start trekking from Naya Pull after 1 hour drive with a private vehicle from Pokhara.After 15 minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti (1.015 meters) a large village that has many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village. The trail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1.495m and after the short climb, we reach Tikhedhunga at 1.570 meters. It takes around 4 hours walk to reach Tikhedhunga from Pokhara.

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2860m):
After the breakfast we start our trek to our next destination i.e. Ghorepani and most of the way up hill and forested area. It takes around 5-6 hours walk to reach Ghoerpani from Thikedhunga. We can see the forest covered with red coloured Rhodendron flower all over the forests if our trekking time is between February to April. We can see the fascinating view of the sunset from Ghorepani over the mountains.

Day 05: Ghorepani to Poon Hill(3170m) to Tadapani(2600m):
Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at elevation of 3.210 meters ,from where we get to see the sun rise over the mountains(Mt. Dhaulagiri I, II and III , Tukuche Peak , Nilgiri I, II and III , Annapurna South , Annapurna I , Himchuli and Machhapuchre). Back to hotel ,we will be have breakfast and stat our trek to our next destination i.e Tadapani. After 1 hour trek up hill  we reach the top of the hill opposite to Poon Hill from where we walk  further 3 hours through the forests and finally reach Tadapani. Altogether we walk about 6-7 hours today including short walk to Poon Hill. From Tadapani we can see the excellent view of the Mt. Fishtail , Himchuli and Annapurna South.

Day 06: Tadapani to Chomrong(2170m):
After   the breakfast  we  start our trek down to Kimrong river and start climbing up hill till we reach Chomrong. It takes around 4 hours altogether  to reach Chomrong. From Chomrong we can see the very beautiful view of the Annapurna South and Macchapuchre .

Day 07: Chomrong to Jhinu Danda(1700m):
Today we take enough time to wake up and have breakfast as we trek down to Jhinu Danda today which is not so far. It takes around 1 hour to reach Jhinu Danda. So, we relax and visit hot spring nearby Jhinu Danda.

Day 08: Jhinu Danda to Potana(1900m):
As usual we start our trek after breakfast to our next destination and todayís  destination will be Potana. It takes around 6-7 hours going up and down hill all the way through rivers , bridges , streams , springs ,local villages etc. Passing the places like Landruk , Tolka which are themselevs one of the famous tourism destination we reach Potana. Similar view of the mountains can be witnessed from here too.

Day 09: Potana  to Dhampus to Pokhara(820m):
Today is the last day of our trekking and we start our trek down to Dhampus on the way to Phedi. After walking around 2 hours down hill, we reach the bus station from where we go to pokhara by private transport.It takes around 35 minutes drive from Phedi to reach Pokhara. 

Day 10: Pokhara to Kathmandu(1320m):
Today we will be back to Kathmandu and as trip comes to an end. We can prefer to go by tourist bus(6-7 hours drive) or can fly by domestic air (35 minutes flight) too.

Day 11:Kathmandu  Departure:
After breakfast , a Himalayan Rock Treks and Expedition responsible person will drop you to the international airport.

Cost Includes / Excludes
Included:
- Airport pickup on arrival at Kathmandu airport by private coach
- Airport departure drop off at Kathmandu airport by private coach
- 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu
- 2 Nights accommodation in Pokhara (Lakeside)
- Transfer from Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus
- Transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
- Transfer Pokhara to Naya Pull by taxi (start trek)
- Transfer Naya Pull to Pokhara by taxi (finish trek)
- Accommodation during trekking in lodges / tea houses
- English speaking experienced guide
- Porter(s), generally 1 porter for 2 pax (max 12 kg per person)
- Food, salary, accommodation and insurance for our Nepali staff
- Annapurna Conservation Fee
- TIMS (trekking registration card)
- Annapurna region trekking map
- Service from our office in Kathmandu, Thamel

Not included:
- International flight to and from Nepal / airport taxes
- Vaccination and Nepal visa
- Meals and drinks
- Personal insurance and other personal expenses
- Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected)

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