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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 the 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 Poon hill 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 a new place but does not have enough time. This trek does not require any special physical training and experience. The altitude of poon hill is 3210 meters from the 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 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 to 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, poo hill trek is also considered as 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 this 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. Poon hill is the first trekking destination of the people trekking in Nepal.

Trip Highlights of  Poon hill trek

  • 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.

Poon hill Short trek: How to get there?

As mention above poon hill 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 on 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. The next day of this 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 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 the 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.

When to go Poon Hill Trek: Best time for trekking to Ghorepani poon hill

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 it is really important that you 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 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 the month of March, May, and April which is the spring season in Nepal. The skies during this month are very clear so, you can get the 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 down 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 the month of 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 the 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.

 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 on 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 any places inside the Annapurna region.  This permit costs about NRS 3000 per person.  You will need the same document as of 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 independent trek however guide for poon hill does not cost more.

Guide trek to poon hill

Guide trek to poon hill is comparably expensive than independent trek. If you want to explore new things by yourself then guide trek might not be suitable for you as guide 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 about 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 poon hill trek

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 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 cost low then 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.

Tips for trekking to poon hill

Get the right gear

Though 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.

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 of headache 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 first night or we can continue till Ulleri. The second day, We will trek to  Ghorepani 2874 meters. And, last day, we will reach Poon Hill in the early morning and returning back to Hill which is about 4 to 5 hours trek. And then finally with lots of memories and happiness, we will drive back to Pokhara.

Along with that, in Poon hill trek, you will treat yourself with 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 the amazing scenic beauties. Such a peaceful lifestyle in a beautiful location will fill your heart with happiness and warmth.

In 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 give you an opportunity 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 the 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 sort 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.


Poon Hill Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 04 Days Pokhara to Pokhara

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

Trek Grade: Easy with climbing stairs

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 any dates.  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 some time landslide 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.

Your trekking luggage:  You will have 1 porter for 2 trekkers basis to carry your luggage. the maximum weight per trekkers is 15 kg, 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.

Transportation: Private Car

Activity:  Trekking

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 the 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   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 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 the 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 guest house 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 with their culture. Ghandruk gives you the best glimpse view of the 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 expences, Wifi, 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 Facts

  • Trip Duration

    Trip Duration
    04 days

  • Tri Destination

    Destination
    Nepal

  • Trip Group Size

    Group Size
    2-12

  • Accomodation in Trip

    Accomodation
    lodge in Trek.

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    Maximum Altitude
    Poon Hill (3210m/10531ft)

  • Trip Difficulty

    Trip Difficulty
    Easy

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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 to watch in 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 on the 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 of the 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 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 Poon hill trek is 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 the Everest you can make 1 hour Everest flight from Kathmandu.


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