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Poon hill trek, Day 5

Annapurna 5-day trek to Poon Hill. Day 5: 13.2km, 1000m down.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 8.202 miles
Duration: Half day
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Overview :  The final day from Ghandruk to Nayapul is 13.2km, starting with a descend of 900m in the first 7.7km, over stairs and nice trail.
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  • In Nayapul you can get taxi's or catch the local bus back to Pokhara.
  • If you need to call for your transport, beware there is no cell phone reception on trail until you reach Birethani.
  • In Birethani there is a check point for your TIMS card or Annapurna permit, only for non-residents.
  • Just before Nayapul, you need to stop at the check point again to register as checked out.

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Points of Interest

1. Ghandruk

From Ghandruk it takes one day back to Nyalapul.
Alternative to this route you can go East downhill across the river to Landruk. From there a more scenic, but more difficult trail heads South west to Birethani, via Tolka and Huwanri.

2. Hotel trekkers inn

Received awards in '94 and '95 for best hotel in the Annapurnas.

3. Kimche

Small town with a few tea houses and maybe one guest house, good for a rest stop.

4. Birethanti

Go to the check point near the bridge if you're a non-resident. Stop for lunch at once of the restaurants.

5. NP Check Point

Check out your Annapurna permit, for all tourists.

6. Nayapul

At the Baglung highway catch a taxi or the bus back to Pokhara, via Naudanda.

7. Landruk

(1565m) Town on alternative route back to Birethani. Also on the route to ABC; Annapurna Base Camp.

8. Tolka

(1700m) on the alternative route to Birethanti

9. Huwanri

Town on the alternative route to Birethanti.