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Poon Hill trek with Muldai Peak - 10 Days

The Poon Hill trek at the foot of the Annapurna Mountains is a well known trek. The trekking not only has beautifully landscaped hiking trails and beautiful views of the snowy peaks of the Himalayas. Also the teahouses along this trek are well developed.

Poon Hill is a hill from which you have a beautiful view of the Annapurna Massif and the Dhaulagiri Mountains. From this vantage point you can see beautiful peaks, fog and valleys. You can see mountains like the Annapurna South (7.219 meters), Machapuchare (6.993 meters), the Hinchuli, the Annapurna III, Dhampus peak, the Dhaulagiri II, and many other high snowy peaks.

The uniqueness of this Poon Hill trek is that you combine it with the less walked path to Muldai Peak. The path is less laid out in this part of the trail and you’ll encounter a lot less other trekkers as well! The mountain views on the other hand are at least as breathtaking. Also from Muldai Peak you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Himalayas!

Moreover, when the weather is clear you will be rewarded with some of the most beautiful sunrises in the Nepalese Himalayas. At both you have a view of the sun rising behind the snowy peaks of the Annapurna Mountains. The view is definitely worth the early rise!

Furthermore, it is up to you to decide which sunrise is the most beautiful. The one from the busier Poon Hill or maybe the one from the less known Muldai Peak?

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  • Enjoy the sunrise at 2 of the best viewpoints at the foot of the Himalayas
  • Walking through beautiful forests
  • Go to the less crowded and more authentic Muldai viewpoint
  • View of some magnificent snow-capped peaks: the Annapurna South and the Dhaulagiri
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Namaste and welcome to the impressive Nepal.

At the airport you will be welcomed by an employee of our company. He or she will carry a sign with our logo on it. This way you will find each other when you leave the airport without any problems.

After a warm welcome, your own private chauffeur will take you by car to your accommodation in the beautiful Patan. Our staff will go with you and help you check in to your accommodation.

Depending on your arrival time in Kathmandu, you will have some free time to explore. Stroll through the lively old town of Kathmandu and the streets of Asan and admire the lovely markets and colourful temples and stupas.

During a short `meet & greet` with Maaike and/or Chuda you will get useful information and can ask all your questions. You will also meet your guide for the next few days who will brief you on the trek.

You will spend the night in a standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2
Kathmandu - free day

Today you can go on your own adventure in Kathmandu. This vibrant city has several beautiful world heritage sites.

On a green hill on the west side of Kathmandu lies the beautiful temple complex of Swayambunath. Under the watchful eye of a colony of monkeys you climb up. Then go down the back and visit Amideva Buddha Park.

Nadien you can go to the Tibetan Buddhist centre of Kathmandu: Boudhanath. The immense white stupa attracts many pilgrims walking around it. A lunch with a view of the stupa is undoubtedly an experience you will remember for a long time!

Walk to Pashupatinath. This is the sanctuary of the Hindus, situated along the Bagmati river. Besides following a ritual cremation, you can also find the Saddhu’s here. These friendly holy men live around the temple.

You spend the night in a standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 3
Drive to Pokhara (ca. 6 tot 7 uren) - vrije tijd

Today you drive to Pokhara. You’ll stop at least once along the way, including at a fairytale spot next to the river for lunch.

You’ll arrive in Pokhara in the afternoon, where there’s plenty to do. Pokhara is located at the beautiful Phewa lake. When the weather is clear you will see the snowy peaks of the Annapurna chain.

Take a beautiful walk along the banks of the river and watch the locals fishing or repairing their boats. You can also take a boat to the small island. Here you can visit the Tal Barahi temple.

In the evening you can observe an Aarti ceremony on the banks near the temple: Hindu priests perform a ritual offering light (flames) to the gods.

You stay in a standard hotel in Pokhara.

Day 4
Drive to Kimche (ca. 2,5 hours) / Trekking via Ghandruk to Tadapani (2650m) - ca. 5 to 6 hours

After a ride in a private car, start your beautiful trekking in the Annapurna. You start in the village of Kimche.

This day there is a nice change between nature and culture. You get acquainted with the daily life of the locals. Some parts you walk along terraced fields, others through forests with bamboo and along rhododendrons and oak.

You walk partly on an unpaved road and then take the stairs up until you reach Ghandruk. In this picturesque Gurung village you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Hiunchuli and the Machapucchre.

After lunch, follow the path up past the traditional houses of Ghandruk and first climb to a teahouse with a beautiful view of Annapurna. From here you continue your way through a rhododendron forest until you reach Bhaisi Kharka.

A last short, steep climb will take you to Tadapani.

You’ll spend the night in a teahouse in Tadapani.

Day 5
Trek to Dobato (3420m) - ca. 5 to 6 hours

After breakfast you leave the ground floor paths and walk through a beautiful rhododendron forest in a more remote region. This less walked path leads you past some untouched Nepalese villages and beautiful nature.

After a short climb and then descent, you ascend almost all the time. Along the way you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Annapurna South Mountains. You walk further through the forest, which slowly changes into an oak and conifer forest. Half an hour further you will reach Meshar Danda, from a ledge you have unbelievable views.

You continue on the path through the forest and after you have passed an open slope you climb further to a small pass where you also see a beautiful temple.

After the pass you descend briefly through an open valley before you go back into the forest and walk on the ledge.

If you like and the weather is clear, you can walk another 45 minutes and enjoy a sunset on Muldai Peak.

You stay in a teahouse in Dobato.

If you like and the weather is clear, you can walk another 45 minutes and enjoy a sunset on Muldai Peak.

You stay in a teahouse in Dobato.

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Day 6
Sunrise on Muldai Peak - Trek to Ghorepani (2870m) - ca. 6 hours

Today you’re up early! After an early breakfast, you’ll walk to Muldai Peak, where you’ll enjoy a breathtaking sunrise above the snowy peaks of the Himalayas.

From Muldai, you’ll hike along a steep path to Banthanti. This is a beautiful and secluded part of the hike: you’ll encounter few or no other hikers.

You walk along a steep path through a rhododendron forest to Deurali. After crossing a small pass, you descend to Ghorepani. Here you’ll return to the main trail and see a lot of other hikers again.

Ghorepani was a popular stop for the caravans towards Tibet. From here you have a view of the impressive Dhaulagiri (8.167 m)! Did you know that the Dhaulagiri is the seventh highest mountain in the world?

You will spend the night in a teahouse in Ghorepani.

Day 7
Sunrise on Poon Hill (3210m) - Trek to Hile (1510m) - ca. 5 hours

Today you’re up early again. You leave your luggage in the lodge and climb about 45 minutes to Poon Hill (3210 m) to admire the beautiful views of the Annapurnas and Dhaulagiri at sunrise.

After enjoying this, you walk back to Ghorepani, where you have breakfast.

This day you’ll walk down: a long descent through beautiful rhododendron and oak forests will take you to Birethanti. You walk further to the village of Ulleri. Via a long steep stone staircase you finally reach Hile.

You spend the night in a teahouse in Hile.

Day 8
Trek to Nayapul - ca. 3 to 4 hours / Drive to Pokhara - ca. 1,5 hour

The path from Hile descends today on the side of the valley. You walk on the banks of the Bhurungdi River. The path goes through bamboo forests, along a beautiful waterfall and a swimming well.

You pass the last checkpoint and walk further to the village of Birethanti (1000m). After Birethanti you take a bridge and follow the Modi Khola river to the east. You cross the river again and follow the path up to Nayapul.

In Nayapul you will be met by a private car that will take you back to Pokhara. You’re free to spend the rest of the day in Pokhara.

Spend the night in a standard hotel in Pokhara.

Day 9
Drive to Kathmandu - ca. 6 to 7 hours

Time to return to Kathmandu! You drive back in a private car. You stop at least 2 times on the way back. In the fishing village Malekhu you can taste the locally caught fish in a local restaurant!

In Kathmandu you have the rest of the day free to spend.

Stay the night in a standard hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 10
Departure day

The end of your journey has come. Depending on your flight time, you may still have time to buy some souvenirs or visit some nice places.

At least 3 hours before the departure time of your flight, you will be picked up at the reception of your accommodation. The driver will take you to the airport.

We hope you’ll take a lot of great memories home with you!

What's included?

  • Welcoming at the airport & transfer by private car to your hotel. Someone will go with you to help you with the check-in at your hotel.
  • Meet & greet with Chuda and/or Maaike
  • Drawing briefing with your guide
  • 3 nights in standard hotel in Kathmandu, with breakfast
  • Transport from Kathmandu to Pokhara by private car
  • 2 nights in standard hotel in Pokhara, with breakfast
  • Transport from Pokhara to starting point trekking by private car
  • 4 nights in teahouses during the trekking, 4 x breakfast, 4 x dinner and 4 x lunch included (drinks excl. )
  • English speaking guide during the trekking (his wages, meals, insurance and accommodation)
  • Porter for your luggage during the trekking (his wages, meals, insurance and overnight stay) - 1 porter per 2 persons - max. 18 kg
  • The necessary trekking documents
  • Transport from the end point of the trekking to Pokhara by private car
  • Transport from Pokhara to Kathmandu by private car
  • Airport transfer for departing flight

What's not included?

  • Visa fee of approx. 30 USD per person for 15 days: this is available upon arrival at the airport in Kathmandu or in advance via the Nepalese Consulate or the Nepalese Embassy
  • Fees at sightseeing sites
  • International flight tickets Nepal: We deliberately do not include this in our price. It is easier and cheaper to book this yourself.
  • Tips for drivers, guide, porter etc.: In Nepal it is customary to give a tip. For this trip it is about € 50 per person.
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Poon Hill trek with Muldai Peak

Trip Facts

  • October - May
  • 5
  • Muldai Peak - 3637 m
  • Easy
  • Kimche / Nayapul
  • Teahouses during trek/standard hotels
  • Private transportation
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