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Trip Overview of Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek is one of the best easy treks in the Annapurna region. Poon Hill is one of the best mountain viewpoints in Nepal. Thus It fulfills your dream to see a glimpse of snow-capped mountain peaks.  Revel in the Himalayan subculture, which provides a lifetime experience. Therefore getting popular and famous as in a short time you can see the great views.

Poon Hill Trek is timely suitable, and you could also enjoy this superb journey in Nepal Trekking. The legendary moral institution of Nepal named Gurungs are here. While we trek above Ghorepani village there are mostly the incredible mountain escapes on earth. The Hill point mesmerizes with a heavenly view of sunrise and golden coloration perspectives of Annapurna ranges.

This Ghorepani poon hill trek is short trekking gives us to see the terrific Mountains view.  We can get the best view of Nepal’s famous mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri.  Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and other mountains are Nilgiri, Machhhapuchhure, Lamjung Himal, Himchuli.  Also, you will get the best view of the green hills.

Ghorepani trek

Poon hill is the most popular trek on the legendary trail of Annapurna sanctuary. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a short trek and can be completed within a short period of time. This trek is suitable for those who love to trek to a new place but do not have enough time. This trek does not require any special physical training and experience. The altitude of poon hill is 3210 meters from sea level. Poon hill short trek is famous for the paranormal view of the mountains.

You can get the magnificent view of the Mountain ranges on the left side of Dhaulagiri white mountain ranges and right sight whole Annapuran, Lamjung Himal Mount Fishtail, and Manaslu range. along with the view of mountains, poon hill also provides a breathtaking view of sunrise and sunset. You can see the sun rising from the middle of snow-capped High Mountain from here. The tail of the poon hill is filled with rhododendron and different flowers.

People trekking to Annapurna base camp also takes a day off and acclimatize at poon hill to watch the sunrise and sunset. Unlike another mountain trek, the poon hill trek is also considered a family trek. Ghorepani Poon hill trek is best for the people who are not able to trek to the mountains. You can get the joy of seeing mountains closely without trekking there. For those people who have a health issue and problem of altitude sickness trekking to poon hill is the best idea.

You will be having an adorable experience during these three days trek. The trail of poon hill also goes to some of the amazing villages like Ghorepani and Deurali. These treks start from Pokhara valley which is known as the city of lakes. There are different caves and historic places that you must visit in Pokhara. Ghorepani is the first trekking destination of the people trekking in Nepal.

Ghorepani Poon hill trek

The Ghorepani poon hill trek (also known as the “Ghorepani / Poo Hill” trek) is one of the classic short treks in Annapurna Nepal. The short trekking route will go through the beautiful local village and the colorful forest of rhododendron.  While we are on the small hill station of Poon hill, The best sunrise view over the white mountain Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, and Annapurna South is worth seeing.

the Ghorepani poon hill trek itinerary is done most often in 5 days on an easy way. reaching to Ghorepani in 2 days and return down to Nayapul visa Tadapani and Ghanruk route in 3 days. But now we can take a short drive till Hile and from GHandruk to Pokhara so most of the trekkers do the trek in 3 or 4 days time frame.

We can combine the poon hill Ghorepani trek with the Annapurna base camp trek or just till Choomoring and Jhinu hot spring route. on this Alternative route, we will visit the small town of Chhomorong and trek down to Jhinu hot spring. You can enjoy the natural hot spring pool at Jhinu. from here we continue trek via the small Gunrun settlement of Landruk and make our night at Dhampus. The views of Mount Annapurna and Fishtail are very close up. Finally, we trek down to Phedi with the nice fields of Rice and vegetables and drive back to Pokhara.

 

Poon hill trek map

While you are on the trail of the Poon hill trek having a good trekking map is essential. Ghorepani route is a famous and well-traveled trekking region in Nepal. The Poon hill trek map provides detailed information and major things insight and clear pictures of the mountains. You can buy a different map for this trek most popular one is the map of The Himalayan Map House, Ghorepani Trek map, which can be purchased in Kathmandu trekking store or can buy online also.

Poon hill trek map starts from the Pokhara and drives to Nayapul at an altitude of 1090 m height. Our 4 days poon hill trek map follow the route of nice terraces and rhododendron forest. We will gradually ascend to a maximum of 3210 meters. Simply to catch the mesmerizing sunrise and mountain views.

On this trip map, you gradually leave the town, farmland, and ascend the stone stairs of the Ullerri village. We will walk through the typical local villages and climb the hillock on the Ghorepani village.
For this trek map, we will follow the ideal Annapurna Base Camp trek route. As per your preference you can choose how long you wish to stay on the trails ad we can make the trail map accordingly.

First, we begin our walks and gradually start ascending the stairs to Tikhedhunga. We will meet the local faces of Magars, and Gurungs before reaching the foothills of the Ulleri village. The route map follows the nice stone staircase at Ulleri before we arrive at Ghorepani. The trail is mostly flat with no steep ascents or descents.

The trek map of Poon hill takes you through different bridges, waterfalls inside the deep forest exhibiting diverse flora and fauna. From Ghorepani, in the early morning, we will trek through the forest of Rhododendrons for almost an hour to get the magnificent mountain view. On arrival at the spot,  We will catch the most spectacular views of the mountain ranges, hillocks, and villages on the horizon.

From Ghorepani, our trekking route map goes to Tadapaniand the famous Gurung village Ghandruk. the trail is quite flat and downhill climbing. Furthermore, We can also take the different route map from Ghandruk to walk to Poon Hill if you want to escape the challenging uphill ascends of Ulleri.

 

Poon hill trek map

Ghorepani Trip Highlights

  • Visit Pokhara Paradise on Earth.
  • Walking through cultivated and pasture fields.
  • Excellent view of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Mahhapurche (Fishtail).
  •  Sunrise view at Poon hill.
  •  Explore Gurung culture in Ghandruk village.
  •  Opportunity to Capture the best sunrise and sunset view against the skyline
  • Gazing through the spectacular snow-capped mountains such as Dhaulagiri (8167M) Manaslu (8163m,) and Annapurna I (8091m), and the other Himalayas is peace to the heart.
  • Explore small villages and well-arranged settlement Birethati, Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani
  •  Walking along the lush forest and viewing different creatures is a beautiful moment to enjoy
  •  Explore the two Biggest and beautiful villages such as Ghandruk Gurung village and UlleriMagar Village.
  •  Waterfall and rice terrace is worth watching
  • Recognized as one of the feasible and short treks
  •  You will be offered with excellent hospitality environment and serene surroundings by the locals.
  •  Exploring different creatures along the way and culturally rich ethnic villages are awesome
  • The best Easy and doable Short trek in the Annapurna region suitable for everyone
  •  You can have an adventurous trip by walking on the soothing forests and pleasant terrace farming

Poon hill Short trek:

As mention above poon hill, a short trek starts from Pokhara. On your first day of this trek, you will be trekking from Pokhara to Tikhedhunga. You can get a bus or any other vehicle to reach Tikhedhunga from Pokhara. The distance from these places is about 540 meters which are about 4 – 5 hours of hiking. This trail is filled with bamboo forests and waterfalls. You will spend your first night of this trek at the hotel in Tikhedhunga. After that the very next day you will be trekking from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a beautiful village situated at an altitude of 2775 meters. The trekking distance of these places is 9.4 km. It takes about 5 – 6 hours to reach Ghorepani from Tikhedhunga.

You will be staying overnight at Ghorepani. On the next day of this short trek, you will have to trek Ghorepani to poon hill and Tadapani. The distance between Ghorepani and poon hill is very short. For watching the sunrise you will have to wake up early in the morning and trek to poon hill. From there you will have a striking view of the sunrise and different mountains. After having lunch at poon hill you will be moving to your next destination which is Tadapani. Tadapani is situated at an elevation of 2540 meters.

Enjoying the wonderful view of Deurali village along with mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna you will reach Tadapani where you will be staying overnight. The next morning you will be trekking from Tadapani to Ghandruk and dive to Pokhara. Ghandruk is a beautiful place located at an altitude of 1940 km. and from Ghandruk you will be trekking to Nayapul. Tail to Nayapul is filled with mall hamlets, terraced rice fields, and subtropical forests.  And from Nayapul you will drive to Pokhara and have final departures.

Poon hill trek 4 days

Our 4 days Poon Hill Trek trek is the most beautiful short & easy trek within the Annapurna Sanctuary. This trek is perfect for all age groups hikers and those who want to experience the thrill of trekking in a short time. With its easy trek route, the Poon Hill trek can be easily done in 4 days.

During this short 4 days trek, One can get the experience of the magnificence of the Annapurna range up-close.

During your walking in the rice terraces and stone staircase trail enjoy spectacular scenery through charming villages, full of dense & colorful rhododendron forests. This region is inhabited by the locals of Gurung, Magar, and Thakalis people. You can get into their local culture, tradition, and lifestyle.

Moreover, you will also encounter fascinating natural treasures like waterfalls, hot springs, and rare species of birds & animals throughout the trek. This trek offers a great combination of both natural and cultural exposure.

Furthermore this, 4 Days Poon Hill Trek will give you an amazing trekking experience in a short time. We will need 2 trekking permits for this route one is an Annapurna conservation permit and another is a TIMS card.

We will cover a total distance of about 32 miles (51 KM) in our 4 days journey. The maximum height we will go on this journey is the elevation of 3210 meters, and the average walking distance each day is 4 to 6hours. As it goes below the height of 3500m so there no worry about getting the Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS).

While we will do the sunrise tour from Poonhil this day involves climbing uphill very early morning. You can better get the proper warm clothing and get some snickers and hot water.

 Best time for Poon hill trek

Before trekking to poon hill you will have to know about the weather condition. If you trek poon hill during off-seasons like monsoon and summer then you might not get the view. So you must trek to poon hill at the right time. Post-monsoon and pre-monsoon are the best time for trekking to poon hill.  Trekking to poon hill during winter and monsoon season is not worth it. You will not get a clear view of the mountains.

The climate of Poon Hill remains the same throughout the year. However, each season possesses different characteristics. It is always wise to know the Poon Hill weather and temperature forecast before heading your trek. In Nepal, March to April and October to November are considered the best times for the poon hill trek. It is because these seasons have the perfect weather condition and sunny environment that best suits the trek. You can see the pretty clear weather at this time, with very little chance of rainfall. Additionally, the sky remains crystal clear and depicts the best surrounding view. At this time, the spectacular sunrise will surely melt your heart.

 The weather of Poon hill in Pre-monsoon

Pre-monsoon is the time before the start of the monsoon season. This time is the best time for trekking poon hill as precipitation during this period is very low. Pre-monsoon falls during March, May, and April which is the spring season in Nepal. The skies during this month are very clear so, you can get a crystal clear view of sunrise and mountains. The pre-monsoon period is the best season for trekking to many places in Nepal. Pre-monsoon is also known as flower spouting season. The trail to poon hill is filled with oak, bamboo trees, rhododendron, and different other flowers. The temperature on poon hill during this season ranges from 10 – 15 degrees during the daytime and falls to 1 -2 degrees during night time. This season invited much trekking and also known as the peak season for trekking.

 

The weather of Poon hill in Post-monsoon

Post monsoon is also one of the best times to trek to poon hill. It falls in September, October, and November which is the autumn season.  Post monsoon begins with the end of the monsoon season.  All the thing on the poon hill region looks very refreshing during this month. Your trekking days will not be delayed because rainfall during this time is very low. The sky also starts getting clear and you can have a stunning view of the mountain from the early trail.  The temperature during this season ranges from 5 – 10 degrees during day time and 3 – 4 degrees during night time. Autumn season is harvesting season, you can see farmers working on the field. This is the best time for trekking poon hill because the trail is less crowded.

Poon hill trek in Winter

If you are a solo traveler and want to avoid crowds, then opting winter season can be the best choice. Doing so will make your time fruitful as you can enjoy nature freely. Not only will this, traveling this time offer you a heavy off-season discount. At the time from December till February, there could be a chance of snowfall. You can enjoy the moment and view the breathtaking views of magical mountains.

One must be aware of the temperatures of the winter as it might sometimes go to below zero degrees Celsius. Taking extra clothes and jackets would be wise things to do. During the summer or monsoon season, there is a chance of rainfall. So you must be aware of leech at this season.

 Permits for trekking to poon hill

Like Annapurna base camp trek you will also need to have two permits made for trekking to poon hill. You can make both of the permits either at the tourism information center Pokhara or in Kathmandu.  The total cost for making those permits is NPS 5000. The first card that you will need to have before trekking to poon hill is TIMS (trekker’s information and management system). You will this card costs about NRS 2000 per person.  TIM’s card is needed for almost trekking every mountain in Nepal. Once you’ve shown the TIMS card then you cannot reuse it. For making TIM’s card you will need to have a name, insurance number, password detail, and contact information.

The second permit for trekking to poon hill is the Annapurna conservation area project (ACAP). This permit is needed for trekking anyplace inside the Annapurna region.  This permit costs about NRS 3000 per person.  You will need the same document as TIMS for making an ACAP permit.

 Guide trek or independent trek to poon hill

Poon hill is a moderately hard trek. This trek does not require any special trekking experience or physical fitness.  Family trek also can be done to poon hill.  You can also do an independent trek however guide for poon hill does not cost more.

 Poon hill trek Guide

Guide trek to poon hill is comparably expensive than independent trek. If you want to explore new things by yourself then the guided trek might not be suitable for you as the guided trek takes away some part of the trek. You may not be comfortable with the itinerary and you always have to stick with the group. But hiring a guide will help you to find the place for accommodation, and things you need to carry for the trek. The guide will also help you to be familiar with the culture, food, and lifestyle. The best thing about hiring a guide is if you have any kind of emergency in the trek they will help you. Hiring a guide is safe and you can get lots of information about the place.

 Independent Trek to Ghorepani

Independent trek to poon hill might be very difficult as you will have to plan the whole trek. You might not know the trekking trail and there is a chance of getting lost. If any kind of emergency or problem comes on the way then you will have to sort it out yourself. But an independent trek will give you a chance to explore and try new things. You can even extend your trek as your wish. This trek costs low than hiring a guide. Though you trekking alone you will have fellow trekkers with you. There might be a language barrier so talking to local people might not be possible.

The cultural variety of Nepal is also another amazing thing to explore. Along with all these, various other travel options like paragliding, sight-seeing, rafting, hiking, and trekking, and every possible thing can be done here. It is famous in the entire world for its natural beauty and eye-catching sceneries. Furthermore, it is also the cheapest destination around the world. It falls under low-cost destinations. And at the same time the most valuable destination as well.

Poon hill trek in April

Poon hill trek in April will make you feel great and let you experience the greatness of this little world, Nepal. You can get accommodations and food at a very low price here, along with the ensured quality. Moreover, there are many different people of different ethnicity, caste and creed live here. They all follow different cultures and customs. And on a trip to Nepal, you can enjoy that cultural diversity as well. Also, you can be part of their customs and festivals

Among all the activities, the Poon hill trek in April is the one which is most enjoyed in Nepal. It is the best outdoor recreational activity. And Poon Hill Trek is one amazing short trek of the country. It is a short trek that comprises all the natural aspects and amazing sceneries altogether. The trek has always been quite famous to date. It is highly rich in natural beauty and bio-diversity. The beautiful sceneries of mountains, rare plants, and wildlife’s, green, and pollution-free environment are enough to add memories to your life.

This place is made even more beautiful by the stunning views of mountains, the glorious sceneries, and the cultural values that you get to explore on the way. Along with that it also has the most beautiful rivers, lakes, spring falls, and glaciers in it. It seems like a piece of heaven left on the earth. The green hills surrounding the routes, the rarest flora, and fauna, you get to see, makes this place truly worth visiting at least once in your lifetime.

The destination is Poon hill, which is the best destination for viewing the spectacular mountains. You do not need any kind of experience in trekking, before going on this trek. The trekker who wishes to explore the different experiences of culture and heritage, distinct Nepalese lifestyle, views of Himalaya, nature, etc then it is the best destination.

The path to Poon hill is well built and you feel like embarking upon a discovery expedition in the heart of medieval villages. The breathtaking mountain sceneries and beautiful ethnic villages justify the popularity of Ghorepani Trekking. This is the best way to remain close and connected to nature. This trek is mainly best known for easy trekking fulfilling dreams for a glimpse of snow-capped mountain peaks and experiencing the Himalayan culture.

Poon Hill Height

Poon Hill’s height lies at a lower altitude of 10475 ft, thus accomplishing this journey is not a big deal. However, the extraordinary view of the mountains from here is worth watching. The best part of there is very little or no little chance of catching altitude sickness. Another advantage is, being the shortest trek destination, this trek is on the top list of every traveler. When you walk from Ulleri village to Ghorepani, then you will feel the highest elevation difference.

Reaching Ulleri will take you to an altitude of 1500 m, and Ghorepani lies at an altitude of 2800 m. conquering approximately 1300 m is a challenging task. Point to be noted that this challenging task is advisable to those who want to adopt a challenge. More than that, Above the Himalayan Company, will provide you a feature of the customizable trip itinerary for your comfortable and happy trip.

Slow climbing around higher altitudes is advisable for you. I am sure that you would have the daring and exciting journey in Poon Hill Elevation that every travel enthusiastic person would love to do. This trek is marked as the shortest trek yet the beautiful one that is remembered throughout a lifetime. Talking about the effort needed to accomplish this trek, any person with a moderate level of physical fitness can go for this trek.

Why choose Poon hill trek

following are the reasons why you must go on the Poon Hill trek

• Trekking trails are in good condition; dry and clean.
The trekking routes and trails are in great condition in April. Due to clear sunny light, it makes them dry and clear, making it easier for you to go on the trek.
• Comfiest accommodations and a variety of local food.
. There is a moderate number of travelers on the Poon Hill trek in April. So, you can easily find a good comfortable place to take breaks. Furthermore, during this trek, you can enjoy the local varieties of food.

• Spectacular mountain views
The mountain views are stunning and so adorable. You just want to look at them. The days are sunny and bright and there is no presence of clouds, so it makes it easier for you to get amazing views of the mountains.
• Flora and fauna
You also get to enjoy the rarest flora and fauna during this trek. It is such a pleasure to get views of that amazing and rare wildlife, birds, and plant species.
• Cleaner and fresh air
Definitely, this is another major reason, why people go on a trek to Poon Hill. It is the best place to have clean and fresh and not-at-all polluted water.

• Waterfalls and rice terraces
You can enjoy the waterfalls during the hot season. You can chill and relax in these so beautiful waterfalls and forget any kind of stress.
• The best time to get cultural experiences
You also get to have the best cultural experiences and lifestyles of people during April.
Therefore, these all are the best reasons why to visit Poon Hill.

Best sunrise viewpoint

As we know, Nepal is a country full of natural resources and eye-catching landscapes. Thus, it has the uncountable Himalayas, rivers, temples, lakes, and many more. Exploring Nepal would give lots of natural pleasure and excitement. Every year more than hundreds of thousands of people from all around the world visit Nepal and explore its nature. What is wonderful is people who want to visit Nepal always show their willingness to explore Nepal from time to time. Poon Hill lies in the central part of Nepal, in the Annapurna region, and near the town of Pokhara, the second-largest city after Kathmandu.

You will get a chance to sightseeing around the favorite place of Pokhara such as Lakeside Pokhara trekking, GupteshowrMahadev, World peace pagoda temple, Sarangkot village, etc. At an altitude of 3210 meters, the dazzling view of the Poonhill sunrise value a lot of the trekking journey. Your heart will burst with joy after seeing that marvelous view against the skyline. Seeing those mesmerizing views will be the moment to cherish. Pokhara, being the closest transition to begin the trek around the Annapurna region has lots of things to offer.

Tips for trekking to poon hill

Get the right gear

Though the Ghorepani poon hill trek is a short trek you will have to bring the right gear in the trek. Hotels and teahouse may not provide all the facilities. It is not possible to bring all you’re belonging to this trek so bring the things that are need for the trek. Some of the important treks are hiking boots, travel insurance, portable charger, water jackets, and reusable water bottles.

What to pack

Poon hill is a short package so trekkers no need to carry a big backpack. You will sleep in the tea house and eat there so you just need to carry your personal belongings and warm clothing. Below are some suggested items to take with you while trekking in Annapurna poon hill.

  • Good hiking/walking shoes, sandal, and also 2/3 pair of socks
  • Sunglasses and sunscreen cream
  • Toiletries
  • Goretex or warm jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Pairs lightweight wind – waterproof pants
  • Set lightweight thermals
  • Neck Warmer
  • Rucksack
  • Water purification tablets or  iodine
  • Refillable Water bottles
  • Hat
  • Towel
  • Sun lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Sunglasses protect from day sunlight
  • Sleeping bag rated -10 to 15, now most of the guest house provides the blankets too. You can just take a sleeping bag liner also.
  • Some Extra pairs of T-shirts and also shorts.
  • Trekking pole
  • Camera
  • Flashlight and battery

Drink water for hydration

It is important to keep your body hydrated during trekking high altitude places. So you will have to drink lots of water. You should carry a water bottle anytime, anywhere you go. Also, water found in tea houses and taps is not safe to drink so you will have to carry a purification tablet.

Strong Mindset

You might get some sort of headache during the trek. Keep calm it is common to have a headache. The main solution to headaches during the trek is drinking plenty of water. Not having proper sleep also results in headaches. Eating, sleeping, and enjoying the trek will minimize your headache. If you have extreme conditions then by consulting with the medical person you can have medicine.

Poon hill Trek start and end at Pokhara

We will start the Ghorepani poon hill trek from Pokhara by picking you up from your hotel. Drive to  Nayapul by private car journey for 1 hour 40 minutes. We will be trekking to Hile or Tikhedhunga the first night or we can continue till Ulleri. On the second day, We will trek to  Ghorepani at 2874 meters. And, last day, we will reach Poon Hill in the early morning and returning to Hill which is about a 4 5 hours trek. And then finally with lots of memories and happiness, we will drive back to Pokhara.

Along with that, in the Poon hill trek, you will treat yourself to the most beautiful sceneries. And obviously one of the major attractions of this trek. After the Tadapani trekking, you will be visiting Ghandruk village. The little and naturally beautiful village offers you cultural as well as amazing scenic beauties. Such a peaceful lifestyle in a beautiful location will fill your heart with happiness and warmth.

In the Poon Hill trek, you will not only get to view various mountain ranges but you will also get to meet many new people. It is one of the tourist places in the city. And it will allow you to celebrate your trip with new peoples from different places.

After, Ghorepani poon hill trek we will hike to Tadapani a small village in the Annapurna Himalaya. This is a common stop place for different treks in the Annapurna region. The means of Tadapani is far water in Nepali, Its name came as the water source was a long distance from the village. Different trekking trails meet point is Tadapani.

Trekking through the rhododendron forest

the trail from Ghorepani to Tadapani maintains through patchwork valleys, dense mossy past icy waterfalls. It additionally offers picturesque mountain villages, forests of brilliant rhododendrons. This complete excellent element makes it a remarkable advent to trekking in Nepal.

The easy maximum altitude height of Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek makes it exciting. As we walk in deep sub-tropical valleys in a dense forest of rhododendron with a hundred’s species of birds, plants, and faunas make the Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking so unique. Similarly, it gives different sorts of colorful orchids can be on show at the side of a clear view of the towering expanse of Mt Annapurna.

Annapurna Ghorepani poon hill trek can be one of the adventurous treks. For those who wish to explore the distinct tradition and heritages, excellent Nepalese lifestyle, views of the Himalaya, rewarding nature. During our trekking, We stay at the mountain lodges also called the tea houses for our feedings and accommodation. You may feel a surprising natural splendor, and this journey may be a lifetime memory.

your journey to Annapurna Poon Hill Trek will be completed. And after all, life is about making memories and creating happiness with your loved ones. And, also remaining at complete peace of mind. At the same time connecting with nature. Therefore, let us take some time out of our busy lives and live life to the fullest. And what will be the best option to create such lifetime memories than the green grasslands, the mesmerizing mountain peaks, cute little villages, and riversides? we highly recommend you to visit the heavenly Poon Hill and enjoy the best moments.

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Poon Hill Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 04 Days Pokhara to Pokhara

Max. Altitude: Poon Hill (3210m/10531ft)

Trip Snippets: 04 days,  3 nights Lodges, 3 meals a day ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek) are included.

Trekking Dates:  You can do this trek on any date.  The best time is Feb, March, April, May, June, Sept, Oct, November, and December for a group of 2 to 12 people. the rainy season is not that good for the trek as the views are not great and sometimes landslides can happen.

Equipment Renting and buying: We advise you to bring all of your clothing and gear from home, however, in Kathmandu, there are many shops to buy and rent trek related equipment.

When to Travel: February to May, September – Mid December are the best seasons.  During the winter months from December to Mid February, it is cold and can be snow on the trail, July & August are rainy time, trekking can be done, but visibility can be poor due to rain.

Trek Grade: Easy but lots of climbing stairs at Ulleri

Poon hill trek is short walking days  5 to 6  hours long and reach destinations by lunch by lunch or choose to have lots of stops and sightseeing en route. The trails are relatively even, well-marked and wide; they are usually the main way of traveling from village to village for that area. You don’t need to be an experienced trekker to enjoy this trip – it might be your first ever trek. The easy grade treks usually stay around the below 3500m altitude mark. Please note that the Nepal trek grade is categorized by height not by walking,  even on some easy grade treks we need to climb a lot of stone staircase, you will not have an altitude sickness problem in this trek that’s why it is an easy grade.

Your trekking luggage:  You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg as we never overload our porters. however, you only carry your valuables in your backpack., including your sleeping bag, and down jacket; other items not required on a trek can be stored in our office or your hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Your Trek Leader and Support staff

Your Poon hill trek is leading by or experience trekking guide and porter who are joining you from Kathmandu. All of our guides have trained for and attained a Trekking Guide license provided by the Government. The license exam is organized by TAAN and Nepal Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management (NATHAM) every year. They have vast knowledge about the trekking trails and kinds of medical treatments and emergency services of first aids, altitude sickness, and other relevant issues. Your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable. Our porter will carry a maximum of 30 kg in total for 2 trekkers’ bag. If you have any extra weight, We suggest you hire another porter and will cost extra cost.

Transportation for Ghorepani Poon hill trek

For the Poon hill trek, there are different means of transport. our trip starts from Pokhara and ends there so we use private car transport. it is for the trek start point and finish point to Pokhara. If you are travel to Pokhara from Kathmandu you can take 25 minutes flight or 6/7 hours drive by bus or by private car. the main way to get there is by driving. Above the Himalaya, trekking is always careful to choose the best transport options available for your travel period. We choose the transport means as per your package itinerary and budget also.

Passport and Visa info

First, be sure you have a valid passport with at least 6 months’ validity from the return date.  You can obtain visas for Nepal from the Nepalese Consulate in your country or upon arrival at Kathmandu Airport. USD 30 or equivalent convertible currency for 15 days for single/multiple entries. If you get a visa for 30 days It is USD 50 or equivalent convertible currency. USD 125 or equivalent convertible currency for 90 days for single/multiple entries

You can get a Nepal visa before arrival from the Nepalese Embassy in your home country. Likewise, you can easily get an upon arrival visa at Kathmandu airport and other different borders from Nepal.

We find that most travelers find themselves in difficulty as sometimes; they don’t carry money to get a visa at the time of their arrival. There is no ATM inside the visa section. Though there is a provision of ATM outside, it is more likely that sometimes it doesn’t work. So, for your comfort, we recommend you bring the cash US$ to get them on arrival visa.

Money Exchange for the trek

for extra money for your Poon hill trek, you can exchange for Nepali rupees. Nepal banknotes comes in Rupees, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 250, 500, 1000 denominations. Coins come in Rupees 1, 2, 5, and 10 denominations. Foreign currencies must be exchanged only through banks or authorized money exchangers. The receipts of such transactions are to be obtained and retained. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at the foreign exchange counter at the airport upon arrival too, Although their rates are quite low so better you can exchange in the city.

You can also get money from ATMs there are many in the city and it allows you a maximum of 40,000 per day. Visitors other than the Indian nationals have to make the payment in foreign currency (non-Indian currency) in the hotel. It also applies to book your trekking and tour. During the Poon hill trek, you need local Nepali rupees for your extra expenses. So you can carry enough amount for the trek there are no ATM facilities along the way except Dhunche.

Note: Most of the banks and Money changers in Nepal will not accept old foreign currency notes, torn, or faded. Please ensure that you have new, clean notes.

Accommodation

Accommodation in the Poon Hill trek is a lodge and at teahouse. Tikhedhunga and Ghorepani have a good guest house where Tadapani has basic. You will sleep in a basic room with a bed, mattress, bed cover, and pillow. You need your own sleeping bag and better to have a sleeping bag liner also. The facilities are quite basic at the lodge. In some places, there is no electricity but they have solar power in the dining room and. You can charge your battery for cell phones and cameras at extra cost.

Food on the trek: 

During our Ghorepani Poon hill trek, We will eat at the local guest house. We will include your daily meals on our package, which covers your breakfast, lunch, and dinner. All the guest houses have a menu that is fixed by a National park or conservation area project. There are local to international hygienic food choices.

You will eat at the same tea house where you stay. To be vegetarian is better in high altitude and remote areas. The meet items are carried in a long way, so not fresh. The typical Nepali food is Dal Bhat ( Rice lentil, mixed vegetable curry, and pickle)

For breakfast, you will have a choice of pancakes (plain, apple, cinnamon, lemon, etc.) served with peanut butter or honey; porridge; egg items (scrambled, boiled, fried, omelet); bread (toast, chapatti). Lunch and dinner try Nepali food, They will also serve pasta, pizza, garlic soup, momos, curry, macaroni, and other rice and noodle-based dishes are served.

Drinking water during your Ghorepani Trek:

On the Poon hill trek we, suggest you at least drink 3/4  liters of water per day while you are on the trail. While bottled mineral water can be purchased all over Kathmandu and along popular trekking trails, plastic water bottles are a significant problem in Nepal’s mountain areas. So instead of relying on bottled water, travelers should instead purify their water.

Get the water purification iodine or tablets. They are small, cheap, and light to carry, another better way is to get water filters they are low to carry and easy to use. You can bring two reusable water bottles. So that you always have one bottle to drink from, while the water in your other bottle is being purified.

 Showers and electricity –

During the Ghorepani Poon hill trek, you can take an electric gas or solar hot shower and have cold showers available. Electricity is usually available in most parts of the route with hydropower, you can charge your battery for camera and phone, normally they charge an extra cost of about USD 1 to 2 for full battery charging.

Ghorepani poon hill short trek group size

Our Ghorepani poon hill trek group sizes are quite small and from 2 people to 10. We always make a small group to reduce the impact on the environment and to enable us to provide a more personal service. The maximum group size on most of our treks/tours is 12 and the minimum group size is 2. if you are a single traveler we also operate a private solo trip for you. After the COVID 19 pandemic, we are now making our trekking group size a 10-person limit, this also makes it easy to provide you the best service and look after all of you from your trekking guide and porter. So any number are you are don’t matter you can book your trip with us we are happy to run the best holiday for you

Communication  during Ghorepani trek

In Poon hill trek you can the use of internet service will be available at the lodges with some extra service charge.  Now You can contact your family and friends via the lodges. Our guide has a cellular phone and We’ll communicate with them frequently to know the trek and your health. Furthermore, we are making sure to make sure you’re fine, safe, feel right, and have everything up there. Also, the easy way now is you can get the local sim card on arrival at the airport which has a 4g/3g network in most of the routes.  Now Most of the places in the trekking route have wifi service available Normally Wi-Fi works for every part of the trek in lodge/lodges which will be provided with a minimal fee or someplace have free.

Travel rescue Insurance

We suggest you have a full travel insurance package that covers medical, personal accident, emergency evacuation, furthermore, it should also include, trip cancellation, loss of gears, natural calamity, theft of or damage to baggage, etc. While you trek in the high altitude some time you get illnesses, small injured, or get sick. If you will get any problem and get ill or injured during your trek, Above the Himalaya trekking will taking care of you and in an emergency, we will rescue you.

If small injuries and health problems and altitude sickness are getting during the trek. Our staff will descend to you immediately. For the more serious medical issues, emergency  Above the Himalaya trekking company will arrange a helicopter rescues for you.

We need a guarantee of payment from your Insurance company or a cash deposit or a promise in Kathmandu. While you are trekking with Above The Himalaya Trekking, we will arrange the travel rescue insurance and initial payments. We will claim the refund to your insurance company again. Make sure when you buy the insurance it should cover bother rescue and medical assistance. We suggest you giving your full insurance information while you book your trip with us. For an emergency case, this will help us to arrange a quick and effective rescue operation and get emergency medical help.

 

Ghorepani Poon hill trek Package Cost

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek cost depends on your group size how you travel by bus or private car and your trekking staff. Our package includes a trekking guide, porter, transportation by private car. It also includes the necessary trekking permits, accommodation meals, all service charges, and taxes. You can do the half board package also just hiring a guide, porter, get permits. for your meals and accommodation during the trek, you can pay by yourself also. You can browse these pages more for detailed prices and trip dates.

Tipping Info:

In the hospitality industry of Nepal, the workers except for some tips while you are in your tour or Trekking

While you are on the tour and trekking, you can tip the guide and porter. Normally, people tip 10% of their payable amount. If you have booked the full board package for your trekking and tour. but if you just hire guide and porter service you can tip differently like a per day calculation basis.

We don’t suggest tipping while you have something to eat at the restaurant as they have already taken a 10% service charge, and 13% Government Taxes. However, while you enter the hotel, the bell boy may expect some tipping.

Trip extension

After completing your Poon hill short trek and if you have more time you can do different activities in Nepal. You can go to Chitwan National park for a Jungle safari tour or can do a day Rafting trip.  Pokhara is a famous place for different adventure activities like Paragliding, Ultralight flight, Bungy Jump. We can arrange different tours and put these extra activities as optional tours and They are not included in your package cost.

You can arrange these activities with us at a good discounted price.  If you need hotel or flight ticket services after the trek we can arrange them at a reasonable cost. you can do the tour in Kathmandu city also or join a 1-hour scenic flight over Mount Everest. Furthermore, we are also offering Tibet and Bhutan tours.

 

 

 

Detailed Itinerary of Poon Hill Trek

You will have breakfast at your hotel in Pokhara, Your trekking guides meet you and brief you about Poon hill treks. Start our journey with a car drive for about one and a half hours takes you to Nayapul. Start our journey from here and short walking from there we will arrive at Birethanti (1000m).  We will check the Acap permit and start the real trekking. the first part is climbing with stairs. We will have lunch in the small village of Sudame. from here continue trekking to Hile, Tikhedunga is just a 10/15 minutes hike from Hile. We will spend our first night here in a local guest house.

After breakfast at your guesthouse in Tikhe dhunga. We will walk through the suspension bridge of the Tikhedhunga River. Another river  Bhurungdi Khola invites you to swim in blue water. We will walk in a very nice stone staircase. It is said more than 3000 stone staircase till Ulleri. The unrelenting staircase continues to the large Magar village of Ulleri (2080m). after the tiring uphill till Ulleri and some rest in a tea shop with the view of the down valley. The trail gently climbs through nice pastures and local fields of maize, buckwheat, and vegetables. We are walking with the best sound of the cascading river through refreshingly fresh oak and Rhododendron forest. Before arriving at Ghorepani we will have last up hills in a jungle with the sound of cascading rivers.

Most people rise before dawn the following day to make the early-morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m), one of the best Himalaya viewpoints in Nepal, provides an unobstructed view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. We get magnificent views of the whole range of while mountain Mount Dhaulagiri I (8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) to Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiuchhuli (6441m), and Tarke Kang (7193m). Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), and the Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhre 6997m). Watching the beautiful sunrise is a defining moment with lots of pleasure and tranquility.

After breakfast, our trek to Tadapani starts. In the first part of the walking, we will climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. From Deurali the trail start descending through the dense moss-covered forest. We can see the different types of abundant birdlife on the way to Tadapani, which also provides a close-up sunset view. Overnight at the local guesthouse at Tadapani.

Enjoy the breakfast at Tadapani. Today our trekking trail descends steeply through rhododendron forests to Baise Kharka. You can encounter monkeys and a wide variety of birds. On the right side of the route descend from the big rocks till Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the largest Gurung villages in Nepal. You can explore the good settlement of the Nepali village and get to know their culture. Ghandruk gives you the best glimpse view of Mount Annapurna, Fishtail, and in a far Lamjung and Manaslu ranges. We stop for an hour here to have our best lunch before descending down to Birenthanti.

After lunch in Ghandruk, The trail makes a flat- steep descent alongside the stream.  We continue our trek to Nayapul and catch a private vehicle to get to Pokhara you will be transferred to your hotel, and you will say goodbye to your guide and porter.

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Cost Includes

  • Trekking guide who certified and licensed from Government and got training on high altitude sickness, first aid.
  • Trekking porter to carry your luggage. 1 porter for 2 people basis.
  • Trekking staff, food, accommodation, salary, equipment, insurance, clothing.
  • Twin sharing Tea house/Lodges Accommodation during the trekking.
  • Local Tea house also called guest house/ lodges twin sharing during your journey.
  • Your daily meal   (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). you can choose your meals from the menu, there are different types of food available.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Trekking Permit.
  • TIMS Trekking Card Permit for the Annapurna Trek
  • The guide will carry basic medical supply first aid.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and back to Pokhara transport by private car.
  • Comprehensive pre-departure information
  • All our official paper works, service charge, and all Government Taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Any service and meals in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, hot water, hot shower
  • Your personal expenses, Wi-Fi, bar bills, camera battery charging, chocolates. dessert.
  • Travel Insurance should cover both rescue and medical assistance.
  • Personal trekking equipment, you can rent and buy in Pokhara
  • Tips for tour/ trekking staffs and driver
  • Any other expenses did not come in the Price Includes section.
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    Trip Duration
    04 days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2-12

  • Accomodation in Trip

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    lodge in Trek.

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    Maximum Altitude
    Poon Hill (3210m/10531ft)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is the sunrise view of poon hill worth it?

Poonhill is well known for the striking view of sunrise and sunset.  The sunrise of poon hill is only worth watching early in the morning. You will have an amazing experience of the sun coming out from the middle of the high snowcapped mountains. Watching the sunrise from poon hill will be the pleasing experience of your life. When sunrise then the color of the snow starts to get orange due to snow.  So the view of sunrise from poon hill is totally worth it.

Should I get some kind of physical training for this trek?

Poon hill short trek is a moderate level trek in Nepal. You do not need to have any special training for this trek. But if you do not have any experience in trekking to the Himalayas then it will be hard for your legs. However doing some basic exercise daily, yoga and swimming might help you. Also if you carry a pair of trekking boots then your leg will not hurt. Poon hill does not lie at a high altitude so, it will be slightly easier to trek.

 

Is it safe to trek to Ghorepani poon hill?

Safety is the most important thing before trekking to any place in the world. Normally our trekking guide will make sure that we are safe and enjoying our trek. However, there are some problems that may arise on the trail while trekking. If you are connected with the trekking company then they will provide you the well trained first aid and personal protection. In addition to that, you will have to have insurance for anything big that comes up.

Do we have to face altitude sickness during this trek?

Altitude sickness is basically a type of sickness which is caused when the body cannot adapt to the low level of oxygen and atmospheric pressure in the high altitude mountains. As poon hill is situated in low altitude region. People do not face altitude sickness. However, you will have to take necessary precautions to avoid altitude sickness.

How long is Poon hill trek?

The Poon hill trek is 4 days long trekking only from Pokhara to Pokhara, if you travel from Kathmandu you need to add 2 more days and from your country another 2 days so total we can make it 7/8 days trek. to make it shorter you can take a flight to Pokhara and start on the same day. you can add some days also during the trek, you can go to the hot spring, till Choomorong or can take a route to Dhampus village.

 

How hard is poon hill trek?

We consider for Poon hill trek is an easy grading trek, it is easy means it doesn’t go over 3000m in height. Thus, remember that the Nepal trek categorized by height not by walking, the second day while you trek to Ghorepani from Tikhedhunga the stars climbing is quite tough. you need to walk more than 3000 sone stairs. So the trek is easy in the means of altitude. the second and third day is little difficult days.

How far is Poon hill from Pokhara?

The distance of the Poon hill trek depends on your starting point,. if we calculate it from Kathmandu the road distance till Pokhara is 200km. from Pokhara, the trek distance to Poon hill is about 36 km. The distance from Ghandruk to Poon hill is about 15 km and it is one-day hiking.

Can you see Everest from Poon hill?

Sorry, you can’t see Everest from Poon hill. Mount Everest is in the eastern part of Nepal and your trek to Poon hill is in the western part. Besides, Everest, you can see other 8000m mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Mount Manaslu from Poon hill. To see Everest you can make 1 hour Everest flight from Kathmandu.


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