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Poon hill trek

Description of Poon hill trek 

Poon hill trek, which is also known as Annapurna panorama trekking, is undoubtedly famous for easy trekking among the visitors. Poon hill, located at the northern side of Pokhara, is popularly re-known as the beautiful ridge. This trek gives you incredible panoramic views invigorating vibrant energy through the lush green forest and beautiful rhododendron forests.

Poon hill trek is a relatively easy one that exposes the beautiful ethnic villages and their lifestyle. The difficulty level of this trek is easy to moderate level makes it less risky for altitude sickness problems. The splendid sunrise views observed from Poon hill will melt the heart of everyone. These spectacular sunrise views pass along the culturally rich villages, depicting unobstructed views of the majestic mountain. Along with this splendid sunrise view, Poon hill offers fantastic views of the giant mountains along the skyline such as Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Dhaulagiri. As Pokhara is the closest city to startup the trekking journey towards the Annapurna region, you can have sightseeing around the Pokhara city.

Poon hill trek

 Poon Hill trek, being the ultimate short trek is suitable for almost everyone, and each of them can enjoy the iconic journey walking on the foot of the sparkling peaks.
You can have the closest Himalayas views almost near your face, gives you a soothing feeling, and the breathtaking views surely will be beyond your expectation.
Thus you can opt for the best packages offered by Above the Himalaya according to your comfort and facilities you wish. The packages range from short two days Poon hill trek to 12 days trek. The other packages can be categorized as PoonHill sunrise trek, Poon Hill Tea House Trek, Lower Altitude Trek, and Ghorepani Poon Hill 12 days trek.

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Trip Facts:

Trip Duration: 6 Days

Trip Grade: Easy

Best Season: September – May

Per Day Hiking: 4-8 Hours

Elevation: 3210m (Poonhill)

Accommodation: Hotel, Lodge (Tea House)

Transportation: Flight/Tourist Bus/Car/Van

Starting/Ending Point: Nayapol/Nayapol

Activities: Sightseeing/ Trekking

Trip Length: 8 days

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trip Highlights:

  • Opportunity to gaze at the epic Sunrise and the Himalayas View,
  • You can capture the best view of snow-capped mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8167M) Manaslu (8163m,) and Annapurna I (8091m) and others Himalayas.
  • You will be offered with excellent hospitality environment and serene surroundings by the locals.
  • Walking in between the lush forest and culturally rich ethnic villages is awesome
  • Small villages Birethati, Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani
  • spectacular Waterfall and Rice Terrace
  • The best Easy and Short trek in Annapurna region suitable for everyone
  • Walking in the soothing forests and pleasant terrace farming with the chirping birds adds more joy to your adventurous trip.

Short itinerary of Poon hill trek

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu

Altitude: 1300m/4265 ft

  • Meet our office representative at Tribhuvan International Airport, and they will transfer you to the hotel. Have some rest, and after having some snacks stroll around the colorful Thamel markets in the evening.
    • At night, our expert guide you briefly describe to you about the trekking journey.
    Accommodation: Dinner and Overnight at a deluxe 3-star hotel
    Meal: Dinner


Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

Drive Duration 6 hours by tourist bus/ private vehicle: 25-minute flight
Altitude: Pokhara(914m)

  • On the 2nd Day, the magical journey to the Poon Hill  trek begins when you drive 6 hrs from Kathmandu to Pokhara. After Delightful breakfast at the hotel, you will be having a short scenic flight over the greenish hills, Spectacular River, and eye-catching mountains.
    • You will be transferred to the Hotel in Pokhara.
    • Sightseeing around the Pokhara city in the day time, you will be overwhelmed by the scenic beauty of Pokhara. Troll around the edge of Phewa lake and rest in the pristine surrounding and get close up insights to the massive mountains.
    Paragliding and flying over the lake will be the best experience of the trip to Nepal.
    • Ultimate trek preparation in the evening by the expert guide.
    Accommodation: Dinner and overnight at the deluxe 3-star hotel

 

Day03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga

Altitude: Nayapul(1050m), Tikhedhunga(1577 m)
Activity Duration: 50 min drive to Nayapul, 4hrs trek to Tikhedhunga

  • After having breakfast at Pokhara hotel, you will be introduced to your guide or porter, and the magical journey begins by driving from Pokhara (50 min) following the twisted road to Nayapul. After then we commence trekking from Nayapul, passing many local villages, teahouse, terrace farming green rolling rivers, a beautiful village, and local people.
    • After crossing Birethanti by walking 30 mins of the trek, we reach to Tikhedhunga.
    Accommodation: Lodge
    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Day04: Tikhedhunga to trek to  Ghorepani

Altitude: 2675m
Activity Duration: 6 hrs

After crossing the TikhedungaKhola on the suspension bridge, the trail begins to climb up quite steeply on a stone staircase that is more than 3200 steps. After climbing the hill, we can see Mt. Annapurna south (7219m.) and Hiunchuli (6441m.).

Accommodation: Lodge


Day05: Ghorepani to early morning hike to Poonhill and trek to  Tadapani


Altitude: Poon Hill (3180m), TadaPani (2675m)
Activity Duration: 6hrs

  • On the 4th Day of the trek, trekking starts in the early morning, climbing up to Poon Hill(3210m). It takes approximately 1 hr from Ghorepani. To reach to poon hill. From the top of Poon Hill, you will be overwhelmed by the magnificent views of the Gaint Himalayas such as Annapurna South, Bahari, Shikar, Huichuli, Annapurna I/II/III/IV, Mt Manaslu, Mt. Dhaulagiri and Mt. Machhepuchre(FishTail) and many more. And it will be worth the long, arduous walk. You can capture beautiful mountain views and a stunning sunrise view on your camera.
    • After that, we hike towards Tadapani.
    Accommodation: Lodge

Poon hill trek

Day06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950 m) 3hrs

Altitude: 1950m
Activity Duration: 3 hrs

  • On the 5th day of the trek, we continue our hike towards Ghandruk following through the BaisiKharka. It takes 3 hrs from Tadapani to reach Ghandruk, which is popularly known as the biggest villages of Gurung people, and we can observe the Gurung Culture Museum there. Moreover, we can get the insights of the Gurung culture and their lifestyle.
    • You cannot stop your eyes from the continuous gazing of majestic mountains.
    Overnight at Lodge

Day 07: Ghandruk to Pothana (1990m) 6hrs


Total Trek Duration: 6hrs
Altitude: 1990m

• On the 6th day of the trek, we will take a descending trail from the Gandruk village and reach to Kimbu (Beehive) by crossing the stone steps. Kimbu is situated at the edge of ModiKhola at 1200m Altitude. After that, we head towards the escalates trail uphill to Deurali at the altitude of 2150m. From Deurali, we will descend our trekking journey to Pothana and stay overnight there.

Day 08: Trek from Pothana to DhampusPhedi, Drive to Pokhara

 Altitude: DhampusPhedi(1113m)

Total trek duration: 4hrs

  • On this day, we will enjoy our breakfast in the early morning, enjoying the fantastically depicted mountains and starts our beautiful 6 hrs journey to reach to DhampusPhedi(1113m).
    • Enjoying the trail surrounded by colorful forests, and a gravel road makes a trip a little hard. Luckily the hard walking will be forgotten with the scenic beauty of Dhampus Village, which is also known as DhampusPhedi. From there, we will catch the vehicle to Pokhara, which takes 4 hrs drives. In the evening we will reach Pokhara hotel and stay overnight there, enjoying the delicious meal.

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu

  • A final touch to the majestic mountains at crystal bright mountains along with breakfast.
    • Then we will thank the porter/guide and the locals who are undoubtedly a part of this beautiful journey and then catch a vehicle to Kathmandu. It takes 5 hrs through bus and approx.25 mins through the flight to Kathmandu.
    • Visit the cultural heritage sites at Kathmandu, such as Kathmandu Durbar Square, Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Patan Durbar square, Pashupatinath, Swayambunath, etc.
    • Overnight at a luxurious 3-star hotel.
    • The next morning our office representative will drop you to the Tribhuvan International Airport and wave you a final goodbye praying for your safe journey.

Best time to Visit

Spring (March to May) and autumn (Sept to Oct) are the best seasons for heading towards Annapurna base camp trek. Due to the moderate weather condition of these seasons. These Seasons offer a sunny and warm climate with pretty low chances of rainfall. Due to its perfect weather conditions, visitors can view dazzling mountains views waking on the lap of the enormous Himalayas.

The weather of Poon Hill trek

Weather and temperature play a massive role in determining trip success. If you are in a dilemma of which period you can head towards Poon Hill Trek?
Then this article will surely solve your dilemma, and you can have an iconic Poon Hill journey that will be the lifetime experience.
Luckily the climatic condition of Poon Hill favors the travelers to have an enjoyable trek journey throughout the year. However, the winter seasons have the coldest climatic condition that may go beyond 0C in the night time. Warm jackets, Blankets, hot coffee will be your best companion throughout this period. Apart from this, the day time is shorter than the night time makes your journey shorts at Day. Nevertheless, the mountains view crystal clear at this time with no precipitation. Additionally, the occurrence of random snow makes the surrounding spectacular, and the hills seem floating in the air. You cannot resist yourself from enjoying this moment and capturing this moment in your camera.

Poon Hill short trek itinerary  is lovely as heaven that anyone wishes to be there for their entire life. The hospitality environment offered by locals and great tea houses as well as decorated guests’ houses, helps to forget all the city chaos and stress in life.
In the summer season, the weather is brighter injecting vibrant energy into trekkers makes the journey happy and soothing. To the plus point, you must not carry warm clothes, blankets with yourself as the weather can be enjoyed in cotton clothes.

Poonhill trekking

A specialty of the trek:

  • Challenging for the challenge trekkers and adventure lovers
  • Safety and Satisfaction of the trekkers are the primarily concerned matter
  • You will be well behaved, respected and well served by the locals, guide throughout the entire trip
  • Chance to get insights of the Magar cultures and their lifestyle
  • Experts and professional guides focus on how to make the trek destination most enjoy thoroughly.

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Conclusion

If you don’t have a lot of spare time for a luxurious journey. If you are challenge takers, adventure lovers, as well as your dream, is to climb on the lap of beautiful sparkling mountains. Then nine days Ghorepani Trek is for you.

Walking along with the lush forests of alpine, oak, and blooming rhododendron, visiting beautiful local villages, and observing the awesome sunrise and sunset views are the perks of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Apart from this, there is plenty of things to do with very little time.

It’s always such a positive and enriching experience having your beautiful soul at the top of Poon Hill.

The journey will be celebrated on a heart, and the steep climbing hill makes pain on the Knees. But no worry, the grueling journey is worthy of those sparking mountain views.

Take a step to Poon Hill and spread the joy.

If you have any queries, then Above the Himalaya team will be happy to answer and coordinate with you.

Get back with us for more details or other Annapurna trekking packages.

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