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Poon Hill Short Trek

Poon Hill Short Trek

Overview

Trip Fact

Trip Name:

Poon Hill Trek

Best Month:

Sep-May

Max Elevation:

3,210

Walking hours Per Day:

5-8 Hrs

Trip Grade:

Easy to Moderate

Meals:

BLD

Accommodation:

Hotels / Lodge

Group Size:

1+

Destination:

Annapurna Region, Nepal

Poon Hill Short Trek is popular and relatively easy, perfect for those with limited time or who are new to trekking in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, along with beautiful natural and cultural scenery.

Poon Hill Trek is a short and easy trek in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. This trek can be completed within 2 nights and 3 days, starting and ending in Pokhara. The Poon Hill Trek is a wonderful destination and offers a great opportunity to experience the Himalayas' culture and natural landscape. It is especially suitable for those who have a short period of time but want to explore a beautiful area.

Poon Hill Trek is also known as the Ghorepani Trek. It starts from Nayapul, after a one and a half-hour drive from Pokhara. Nayapul serves as the gateway to the journey into real nature. The trek begins at Nayapul on the first day and ends at the same destination on the last day. Along the way, trekkers can explore the local people's lifestyle, forests, terraced rice fields, river streams, suspension bridges, and more. This trek also offers great mountain scenery throughout the trip, along with the opportunity to interact with locals, mainly Gurung and Magar people.

The main highlight of the Poon Hill Trek comes on the third day when reaching Poon Hill (3,210 m) from Pokhara, which is the most popular viewpoint in Nepal. This viewpoint is famous for its sunrise and sunset views over the panoramic Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu ranges. Besides the mountain views, the trek provides opportunities to interact with local people and learn about their different cultures and religions. The entire trip also offers the chance to see the national flower (rhododendron), which is especially captivating during the spring season

Poon Hill Short Trek Highlights

  • Spectacular sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from Poon Hill.
  • Close-up views of peaks like Annapurna South, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri.
  • Trek through traditional Gurung and Magar villages, experiencing local culture and hospitality.
  • Visit the charming villages of Ghorepani and Ulleri.
  • Walk through lush rhododendron forests, terraced fields, and picturesque valleys.
  • Beautiful landscapes and varied terrains.
  • Easily accessible from Pokhara, a popular tourist destination.
  • A short trek, typically completed in 3-4 days.
  • Suitable for beginners and those with moderate fitness levels.
  • Involves some steep climbs but is manageable for most trekkers.
  • Well-maintained teahouses and lodges along the route.
  • Warm hospitality and good food.

Benefits to choose Poon Hill Short Trek

The Poon Hill Short Trek offers several benefits as it provides a well-rounded experience, combining natural beauty, cultural immersion, a short and easy hike, and suitability for beginners. It also features a flexible and tailor-made itinerary, a manageable timeframe, and closeness to Pokhara city.

The Poon Hill Trek is a short and easy trek, making it suitable for beginners and those with limited time. Within a short time, you can witness stunning sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges and get close-up views of Annapurna South, Machapuchare (Fishtail), and Dhaulagiri. Besides the mountain views, you can observe local culture and hospitality as you trek through local villages.

The route is easily accessible from Pokhara, a popular tourist destination, and can be completed in 3-4 days, making it ideal for those with limited time. You can stay in comfortable teahouses and lodges along the route. These factors make your trek wonderful and memorable when choosing the Poon Hill Short Trek. 

Poon Hill Short Trek Altitude Profile

Itinerary Expand All Close All

This trip starts from Pokhara after breakfast and take private car/jeep/ bus to Nayapul. It is about 2-hours drive throughout the beautiful hills side. Nayapul is starting point to journey and trekking trail follow the Modi River valley to Birethanti. Birethati is entry point of Annapurna Conservation Area and you have to check yours trekking permits in Birethanti Check post. After that trekking trail heading left up to Hile throughout beautiful terrace rice field and local houses. There are plenty of local restaurants to stop for tea/coffee, Lunch, and Snacks along the trekking trail.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
1500

Today is a comparatively difficult day than first day Trek. Because, this day have to walk about 6 hours continue ascending to Ghorepani. Trek to Ghorepani from Hile is quite challenging for first time trekkers but trekkers can enjoy with hill and Mountain View and walking through Magar Village and Green forest. There are also plenty of local restaurants to stop for tea/coffee, Lunch, and Snacks along the trekking trail. But we are suggested to you, you have to take minimum 2 liter water with you for enough drink water because you will get sweat during the walking ascent.

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Guest House.
Elevation
2820

Today is the mission day of the trek, so all trekkers will have early weak up and walk to Poon Hill (3210 m) for sunrise view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain ranges. This morning you only take a small bag filled with a bottle of water, an energy bar, camera some local currency. Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill is takes hours and half and trekking trail is stone made steps through the small forest.  After incredible time at Poon Hill, recently back to Ghorepani for Breakfast. After breakfast, trekking journey continue back descent to Nayapul to catch vehicles for driving to Pokhara. 

Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
850

What Is Included ?

High Pass Adventure have working best guide and porter for the trekking. We are providing an excellence service to our customer. All our costs are net and very clear on cost include-excludes. We have paid best salary to Trekking, Tour guide and porter which is more than government fixed amount. Our entire customers are satisfied from our service. For the more details please feel free to contact us.

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up & drops 2 times domestic / International
  • All Ground-transportation above program (private and public)
  • 3 meals per day during the trek (Breakfast Lunch & Dinner) and one cup of tea with per meal
  • Accommodation on Tea-house during the trekking
  • 2 night's Hotel in Kathmandu and 2 nights Hotel in Pokhara on Bed & Breakfast plan
  • An experience English Speaking Guide
  • Necessary Porter 1: 2 (one porter for two Guest), the porter will Carry 20 KG/ 25 KG
  • All applicable taxes as per the government rules and regulations
  • Annapurna conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits
  • (TIMS) Trekker’s information Management System
  • First Aid medical kit, Oxymeter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude
  • Guide and porter salary and insurance during the trek
  • Duffel Bags refundable to protect your Luggage
  • Tour Certificate, Company T-shirt as a Souvenir
  • Farewell Dinner with Typical Nepali Restaurant

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal visa fee and your International flights
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara Hotel
  • Extra night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu other than itinerary
  • Travel insurance and Mountain rescue service
  • Personal expenses (phone, laundry, water, bar drinks, battery recharge, extra porters, hot shower etc.)
  • Trip Cancellation cost accident or Health, Loss Theft or Damage and personal effects
  • Tips to trekking staff 

FAQs

The best time for trekking in Nepal is during the spring and autumn. However, for the Poon Hill Short Trek, the best time is from September to May because Poon Hill is situated at an altitude of 3,210 meters. There is not much snow or cold in winter. This trek can be done throughout the year, but proper rain gear is needed during the summer season.

The Poon Hill Short Trek for 2 nights and 3 days typically starts from Nayapul, which is an hour and a half drive from Pokhara and easily accessible. From Nayapul, you start walking to Hile, which takes approximately 4-5 hours. The next day, you trek to Ghorepani, which takes about 6-7 hours. On the following morning, you hike to Poon Hill for the sunrise views. After enjoying the view, you trek back the same way to Nayapul and then return to Pokhara. 

Yes, you need trekking permits for the Poon Hill Trek because it is situated in the Annapurna Conservation Area. So, you will need to buy an ACAP permit and a TIMS card. Both permits obtained from the tourism board through a registered trekking agency.

The costs for the permits required for the Poon Hill Short Trek are given below:
Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP):

  • For foreign nationals: NPR 3,000 (approximately USD 25)
  • For SAARC nationals: NPR 1000 (approximately USD 8)

Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card:

  • For all nationals: NPR 2,000 (approximately USD 16)

The difficulty level of the Poon Hill Short Trek is considered easy to moderate due to its steep ascents, varied landscape, and long walks involving ascents and descents over three days. The trek starts at 1,100 meters and reaches 3,210 meters at Poon Hill. Completing the trek in 2 nights and 3 days can be challenging due to the altitude gain and terrain.

A guide is not mandatory for the Poon Hill Short Trek, but trekking with a guide enhances your experience. A guide makes your trek hassle-free by arranging everything along the trek and provides insights about the nature and culture of the area.

Traveller Useful Information

Best Time for Poon Hill Short Trek

Generally, the best time for the Poon Hill Short Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These periods offer the most favorable weather conditions, clear skies, and stunning views of the surrounding landscape and the panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Winter is also a recommended time due to its not very high elevation. During winter, it is not very cold, and the mountains are covered in snow, providing some of the best views.

Even though the beginning of September to the end of May is a very good time for the Poon Hill Short Trek, it is possible to do the trek throughout the whole year. However, it requires proper preparation, suitable gear, and flexibility to handle the cold weather and shorter daylight hours.

Spring (March to May):

  • Weather: Mild and pleasant temperatures.
  • Scenery: Rhododendron forests are in full bloom, adding vibrant colors to the trek.
  • Visibility: Clear skies provide excellent mountain views.

Autumn (September to November):

  • Weather: Stable weather with mild temperatures.
  • Scenery: Post-monsoon freshness makes the landscapes green and vibrant.
  • Visibility: Crystal-clear mountain views.

While these two seasons are the most popular, the Poon Hill Short Trek, also be done in winter (December to February) and summer/monsoon (June to August), though these times come with certain challenges.

Winter (December to February):

  • Weather: Cold temperatures, especially at higher elevations.
  • Scenery: Snow-capped peaks and a tranquil environment.
  • Visibility: Generally clear skies, but colder and shorter days.

Summer/Monsoon (June to August):

  • Weather: Warm temperatures with high humidity and frequent rainfall.
  • Scenery: Lush green landscapes, but trails can be muddy and slippery.
  • Visibility: Occasional cloud cover may obscure mountain views.

Each season has its unique advantages, but for the best overall experience, spring and autumn are highly recommended. You can choose the best time for the Poon Hill Short Trek based on your vacation schedule. 

How to get Poon Hill?

To get to Poon Hill from Kathmandu, there are many different starting and ending points for the trek, and the trekking itineraries are always flexible. It may take a little more or less time than the following itinerary. Generally, the regular starting and ending point of the trek is Nayapul, after reaching Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the fancy, popular tourist cities in Nepal. It is easily accessible from Kathmandu by air or land. Located in the west and 200 km from Kathmandu, Pokhara is the gateway to the Poon Hill Trek and it takes approximately 2-3 days to reach Poon Hill.

Normally, you can take a private or public vehicle along the Pokhara-Baglung road for one and a half hours to Nayapul from Pokhara. From there, you will trek to Ulleri, which is the best place for accommodation and to spend the first night of the trek. The next day, you will reach Ghorepani through the green forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, bamboo, etc. The following morning, you will hike up to Poon Hill (3,210 m) for a sunrise view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The hiking trail to Poon Hill takes approximately 1.5 hours and covers a distance of about 2 km. After an incredible time at Poon Hill, you will return to Ghorepani for breakfast and then head to your next destination.

Poon Hill Short Trek Difficulty 

The Poon Hill Short Trek is considered easy to moderate in difficulty. The walking distances are manageable, taking you through farmland, local villages, and lush rainforests, with a gradual increase in altitude. The trek starts at 1,025 meters in Nayapul or Birethanti, and the highest point is Poon Hill at 3,210 meters. While the trekking trail can be narrow and includes some steep slopes, particularly before and after Poon Hill, it is generally not too strenuous. You will need to walk 5 to 8 hours a day.

The risk of altitude sickness is low on this trek due to the abundance of oxygen and greenery. A strong mindset and determination are key to successfully completing the trek. The Poon Hill Trek is physically possible for all levels of travelers, but some short hiking training beforehand is beneficial.

If you plan to trek during peak season, it is advisable to book accommodations in advance, as there may not be enough available, making it difficult to find good lodging. If you trek in winter, be prepared with warm clothes as the weather can be extremely cold. During the monsoon season, the trail can become slippery and tough due to the rainforest terrain.

It is recommended to book this trip with a reputable trekking agency. They will provide experienced guides and accurate information, enhancing your trekking experience and making it more enjoyable, hassle-free, and memorable.

 Poon Hill Short Trek Permit and Cost 

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek situated in Annapurna Conversation Area, so you need to buy entrance fee of ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permits and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card. Both of these permits are compulsory for your trek to Annapurna Region except Nar Phu Valley Trek and Upper Mustang Trek. Those two permits can buy ether from registered trekking company or Tourism Board (Bhrikuti Mandap). Those two permits, you have to take yourself during the whole trek and have to show on the every check post along the Ghorepani PoonHill Trek. If you are going there without these 2 permits, you have to buy from there with double charge (penalty) or you may have turn back.

TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) is compulsory for everyone to trek in Annapurna Region.

  •  Cost US$ 20 per person/ per Trek

Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permits 

  • It cost US$ 30 only per person/ per trek

Our government has instilling these two permits for Annapurna Base Camp Trek from Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Food and Accommodation in  Poonhill Trek

Annapurna Region is second popular trekking destination in Nepal next to Everest Region. There are many trekking routes and Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is best one of them. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is short and popular route in the region. This trekking trail is well managed and management by the Annapurna Conservation Area project and local community. 

There are lots of accommodations and restaurants along the trekking trail because every year increasing new house and add the room for trekkers. So, you can have easy to finding comfortable accommodation in the Annapurna region. Almost all tea-houses are tried to give you best service for all traveler. Normally, lodges have private rooms (2 beds in one room) for customers with sharing indoor bathroom but if you need luxury lodge, they have luxury facilities and some places have limit lodges.  Every different place has different quality of the lodges so, you can choose best on your budget.

Every lodge have food menu and foods items are almost same. We strongly recommended typical Nepali dish “Dal-Bhat” (boiled rice, vegetable, lentil soup) but if you like, you can choose others food from food menu.  Most of the lodges produced fresh Vegetables on their garden and serve to costumer. Basically, the cooks are trained but food taste might be bit different than western. Meat is not fresh in the mountain area so you have tried to be vegetarian during the Ghorepani Poonhill trek. 

You can buy all types of drink in every lodge but the prices goes high as you go higher. You can drink normal water with using a purification tablets. Avoid the alcoholic drinks when you go higher.  

Trekking Gear List 

Travel equipment are necessary to pack before you travel.  We hope it is too much to carry from your home to others country but some are the necessary equipment can be hired or buy in Kathmandu around Thamel. 

These general equipment are for all seasons while on trekking in Nepal, but may be different as per the different season and duration of trekking routes on your chosen trip.

Documents: 

  • Passport and 4 passport size photos 
  • Travel insurance details (in case an emergency evacuation if needed)
  • Boarding passes for flights
  • Driver’s license (if needed)
  • Cash USD
  • Credit/Debit Card (Ensure you have $500 on your card incase an emergency helicopter evacuation is needed)

Sleeping:

  • Sleeping bag (Comfort rating -15 Celsius recommended)
  • Sleeping bag liner (Optional)

Footwear:

  • Trekking boots: one pair  lightweight
  • Sandals for city and tea house footwear 
  • Shoes for the plane and tea houses (Optional)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks

Clothing for body: 

Please make sure that you have non-cotton clothing for trekking.

  • Base-layer t-shirts (e.g. running t-shirts)
  • Fleece/Windproof jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket for warmth
  • Travel clothes and City Wear
  • Underwear
  • Base-layer trousers (optional)
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Trekking trousers
  • Trekking shorts (Optional)
  • Gloves and wool hat
  • bandanna or scarf 

Health Requirements (Basic First Aid Kit)

  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes for cleaning can be purchased in Kathmandu

Others: 

  • Sunglasses and Sun cream 
  • Towel
  • Book (reading and writing materials)
  •  MP-3 /Music, headphones and ear plug (who know some people on group are snoring) as optional.
  • Travel wash
  • Hand sanitizer, wet wipes
  • A day bag: 35 liters
  • A duffel or rucksack with straps to go over your back (Max 12 kg of weight for porters to carry)
  • Dry Liner or Dry Bag
  • Water bottle/thermos/ camel bag: At least 2 L. Nalgen bottles best.

General Toiletries

  •  Toilet papers/ tissue 
  • Contact lenses, Glasses (if needed)
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soaps (preferably biodegradable)
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • On Personal Hygiene
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Anti-bacterial hands wash

Others (optional) 

  • Trekking Poles 
  • Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside your kit / duffel bag
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, and scrabble. (for luxuries) 
  • Binoculars (for luxuries)
  • Trail Map/Guide book (if you are alone)

Getting There: Nepal 

Between China's Tibet Autonomous Region and India, Nepal is a landlocked Himalayan nation. It has eight of the top ten mountains in the world, including Mount Everest. There are numerous points from China and India where one can enter Nepal by land. Tourist visas for Nepal are available on arrival at all Indian and Chinese borders if you are traveling there by land. There are numerous foreign airlines providing nonstop connecting flights to Nepal if you're arriving by air. Nepal Airlines, Turkish Air, Thai Airways, Gulf Air, Qatar Air, Jet Airways, Air India, Biman Bangladesh, Lufthansa, Oman Air, Travel Dubai, Air Arabia, and Air China are a few of the well-known airlines that fly to Nepal. From China or India, one can also go overland. Please check your flight and get in touch with us before arriving in Nepal. At the airport in Nepal, you can easily obtain a on arrival visa.

Visa and passport information

Except for Indian passport holders, all foreign visitors to Nepal need a visa; however, you must have a passport with a six-month validity date in order to apply for a tourist visa. At the Tribhuvan International Airport and the Chinese-Indian border in Tibet, visas are available on arrival. To apply for a visa to enter Nepal, you must have a color photograph in PP size. Please click this link for more details about Visa Information. 

Money exchange rate and prices

If you're seeking for the best foreign exchange rates and locations in Nepal, you may easily exchange the majority of your foreign currency at a local bank or authorized money exchange facility in a well-known tourist destination. The Nepal Rastra Bank controls all exchange rates (Center Bank of Nepal). You can exchange small amounts of money at the hotel if you want to. Because our banks will not take dirty or old notes, kindly bring clean and fresh notes.

In order to avoid the time-consuming processes associated with cards and traveler's checks, Nepalese people typically prefer cash in hotels, restaurants, shopping malls, and other locations. You can use an ATM to get cash (in Nepali Rupees) if you have a credit or debit card. In the main tourist city, there are a number of ATM counters with 24-hour service. If you use a card, the maximum withdrawal amount is between 30,000 and 35,000 rupees at once, plus a processing fee of 500 rupees. 

You must convert your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before the hike because the majority of trekking routes do not offer a facility for international currency exchange. Additionally, inquire about the amount of money required for a Himalayan trek from your trekking operator or guide.

Safety and security

When traveling in Nepal, safety and security are crucial issues to consider both on the way to in and out. We are here for you at all times, and we promise to provide the greatest service to all of our cherished clients. Our guides have extensive training in the field of trekking and broad understanding of first aid items. Because it rises more than 4000 m above sea level, it is essential for hiking in Nepal. Because health is crucial, if a trekker becomes ill from the high altitude, our knowledgeable guide discusses the necessary medications and decides to continue the trek while organizing the emergency rescue.

You must be cautious when hiking trails pass one other because they are not wide enough to do so. During the busiest trekking season, there are lots of porters, yaks, mules, and Jokpe along the trail. You must stay on the safe side if you encounter them on a bridge or in a confined space because otherwise they may force you over the edge.

Safe drinking water

For a healthy body while traveling and staying hydrated, clean water is essential. It will be the most effective method of completing the Himalayan journey. If not, getting sick and having diarrhea is simple. Almost everywhere during the Nepalese tea house trip, but not during the camping trek, sells bottled water. Unfortunately, bottled water is very pricey. 

Please bring good water bottles (for boiling water) and water purification tablets or water filter bottles since plastic bottles are detrimental for the environment. Reusable water bottles are a good idea because they help keep the mountain clean. If you are concerned about finding a typical water tap to fill up your bottles in the trekking region of Nepal, they are very simple to locate. It can be found in rivers, streams, and lodges.

Travel insurance and insurance policy

Nepal hiking tours: The difficulty levels of the Himalayas range from easy to tough. As a result of the Himalayan climate changing, there is a risk of high altitude and potential mishap. 

Trekking in the Nepalese Himalayas demands practical trekking abilities at high altitudes (above 4,000 meters), so travel insurance is essential. If an accident occurs during a trip and requires medical attention or evacuation, the cost of returning to a city and receiving treatment may be significant. Therefore, you must ensure that your insurance covers the price of an air ambulance, medical care, and any risks associated with travel, such as delayed flights and lost, stolen, damaged, or missing baggage. Your complete itinerary while visiting Nepal should be covered by your insurance policy. Make sure your insurance policy covers hikes higher than 5,500 meters. If not, you will be responsible for all unforeseen costs associated with your trek through Nepal. 

All trekkers must send a copy of their certificate from their comprehensive travel insurance policy to High Pass Adventure as part of the booking process for trekking and climbing in Nepal.

High altitude sickness information

Mountain sickness is another name for high altitude sickness. You must be aware of high altitude sickness symptoms since they arise rapidly if you hike or ascend to a higher elevation. Here are some details if you're curious as to why it occurs. The air pressure is the main cause of altitude sickness. Your body needs time to adapt to the shift in air pressure when you travel to higher elevations since the air pressure decreases and there is less oxygen present. According to doctors, If you are at sea level, it begins at 8,000 feet (2400 meters).

1) Types 
There are three types of altitude sickness:

  • Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS): it is very common and symptoms feel like a tiredness, dizzy, headache, thirsty, muscle aches, nausea 
  • High Altitude Pulmonary Edema (HAPE): it is effect in the lungs, which can be very dangerous and hard to do life threatening
  • High Altitude Cerebral Edema (HACE): it is effective in the brain and most difficult to treat and you need to go to hospital attention the right way. 

2) Cause 
Following are the causes of high altitude sickness:

  • Generally living near sea level and travel to a high elevation 
  • Had the sickness before
  • Climbing quickly
  • Not being acclimatized to the altitude
  • Drinking alcohol when you ascend 
  • Medical problems of heart, nervous or lungs 

3) Symptoms
These symptoms will appear depending on your speed to climb and how hard you push. Symptoms range from normal to serious. They can affect the nervous system, lungs, muscles, and heart.

Here are symptoms of High Altitude Sickness:

  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Dizziness 
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Rapid Pulse (Heart Rate)
  • Short breath with action
  • Blue color of skin or gray soft skin 
  • Chest tightness or blocking
  • Confusion
  • Dry cough or coughing with blood
  • Cannot walk in a straight line 

4) Prevention 
Important keys to preventing of High Altitude Sickness are:

  • Climb the mountain gradually. 
  • Stop every 2,000 feet (600 meters) of climb above 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) and one or two nights sleep there.
  • Sleep at a lower altitude when possible.
  • Make sure that you have the ability to quickly descend if needed.
  • Learn how to recognize early symptoms of mountain sickness.
  • If you plan on climbing quickly, or climbing to a high altitude, ask your provider about medicines that may help.
  • If you are at risk for a low red blood cell count (anemia), ask your provider if your planned trip is safe. Also ask if an iron supplement is right for you. Anemia lowers the amount of oxygen in your blood. This makes you more likely to have mountain sickness.

5) While climbing, you should follow these rules:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Climb slowly.
  • Take it easy
  • Do not drink alcohol.
  • Eat regular meals that are high in carbohydrates.
  • Sleep lower elevation 
  • Take a medication (diomax) according to doctor 

Client Reviews

Vinay Kumar

Vinay Kumar

Australia

Exceptional Trekking Guide- Highly Recommend

14th June, 2023

My friend and I trekked for 5 days in the Annapurna Conservation area, heading up to Poon Hill and back around to Pokhara via Ghandruk. We were accompanied by Purna (one of the owners of High Pass Adventure).

Purna was an exceptional guide! He is very personable and highly flexible. When my friend injured his knee, Purna swiftly changed our itinerary to accommodate his injury and extended the trip by one day - no questions asked.

Wei Han Kho

Wei Han Kho

Singapore

Poonhill Trek

18th June, 2023

I recently did a 4-day-trekking to Poonhill from High Pass Adventure. The trek guide settled everything for us includes meals, accommodation, pass, and potter, basically everything. The tour guide is friendly and always shares some knowledge with me. I would recommend High Pass Adventure for trekking in Nepal or Tibet!! And again I will come Nepal for Everest Base Camp Trek with them.

Christa M

Christa M

United States

Amazing Trip in Nepal with High Pass Adventure

18th June, 2023

I stayed 2 weeks in Nepal with high Pass Adventures. Everything was perfect - weather, accommodation in both Kathmandu and on our trek, our guide - he was really helpful, enthusiastic and made the whole experience very enjoyable. The trek was planned so that we acclimatized very well and neither I nor my husband suffered with any altitude sickness or tummy bugs. High Pass Adventure organized the whole thing really well and left us nothing to worry about.

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