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Trip Overview of Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek is the short, easy, and top most trek in Nepal which starts from Pokhara and ends at Pokhara. This small hill station is a very popular mountain viewpoint in Nepal. Thus It fulfills your dream to see a glimpse of magnificent mountain peaks. Revel in the Himalayan subculture, which gives you a lifetime experience. Therefore getting popular and famous The Poon hill short trek gives you a great view of Himalaya including 8000m peaks within a short trekking period.

Poon Hill Trek is timely and suitable, and you could also enjoy this superb journey in Nepal Trekking. The legendary moral institution of Nepal named Gurungs is here. While we trek above Ghorepani village there are mostly 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 a terrific Mountains view. You will get a magnificent view of Nepal’s Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Lamjung Himal ranges. The major peaks you can watch from here are Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and other mountains are Nilgiri, Machhhapuchhure, Lamjung Himal, and Himchuli. Also, get the best view of green scenery while walking on the way and looking down from the Banthanti and Ulleri on Rhododendron and oak forest if you look down.

Ghorepani Poon hill short trek 3 days

Ghorepani Poon hill trek is a popular hiking route on the legendary Annapurna mountain trail. These short treks trek a leisurely easy treks that can do within a short period of time. this is easy and the best route for travelers who love to trek to a new place but do not have enough time. This is an easy hiking tour and does not require any special past trek experience and training.  The altitude of Poon hill is 3210 meters from sea level. Poon hill short route is famous for the paranormal view of the high Himalayas including three 80000 m peaks.

One can get a spectacular view of the Himalayan ranges on the left side of the Dhaulagiri white mountain ranges and the right sight whole Annapurna, Lamjung Himal Mount Fishtail, and Manaslu ranges. along with the best sunrise view over the mountains.

Poon hill is the place for taking the best sunrise and sunset pictures and many trekkers go there early morning to see the sun at dusk to come out. You can watch the sun comes from the middle of the snowcapped High Mountain from here. The tail of the poon hill is filled with rhododendron and different flowers.

Trekkers who have a longer time can do the side trip to a natural hot spring or follow the ABC trail also. Or take a day off and acclimatize at poon hill to watch the sunrise and sunset. Unlike other mountain trek, the poon hill trek is also considered a family trek. Ghorepani Poon hill trek is best for 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 then this is the suitable trekking option for you.

Poon hill trek difficulty

Poon hill trek is easy to moderately difficult trek and is a comparatively easy and comfortable trek from Pokhara. It does not require any technical climbing although the trek involves downhill and uphill. Trekkers find it difficult to from Tikhedhunga to Ulleri Climbing so the second day of the trek is quite tough.

You will trek a maximum of 7 hours and a minimum of 4 hours and goes a maximum height of 3210m. There is not any issue of altitude sickness for this trek as it will only go 3200m in height. This trek is suitable for any trekkers, family, and older person too. It is still recommended to do some cardiovascular exercise, day hikes, jugging, and yoga for the trek. You can also get involved So, in some physical activities such as some day hikes, swimming, and exercising regularly before you start your trek

Poon hill trek route

Poon hill trek route starts from Pokhara and drives to Nayapul at an altitude of 1090 m in 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.

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, and 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 a different route map from Ghandruk to walk to Poon Hill if we want to escape the challenging uphill ascends of Ulleri.

 

Poon hill trek map

Ghorepani Poon hill Trip Highlights

  • Visit Pokhara Paradise on Earth.
  • Walking through cultivated and pasture fields.
  • Excellent view of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Mahhapurche (Fishtail).
  •  Sunrise and best sunset view at Poon hill.
  •  Explore the local 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 settlements Birethati, Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani
  •  Walking along the lush forest and viewing different creatures is a beautiful moment to enjoy
  •  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

Electricity and Wifi

During your  Poon hill trekking route, most of the teahouse has electric power to charge your mobile phone, camera, or other electronic devices. Some places offer solar system power too. Sometimes there can be a power cut so we suggest you bring a power bank or solar charger.

Most of the tea houses have internet facilities and they may charge you some extra money. You can connect during your trek with  WIFI or mobile data. For mobile date you can get sim on arrival at Airport and can buy the date package. The mobile date is not that expensive,  So, you can easily contact your family, loved ones, and friends during the trek.

Guide and Porter Support

Traveling without a guide is almost impossible for new trekkers, especially at high altitudes. Thus, for successful trekking, anyone needs a guide. Guides are good companions and will help you in every aspect of the Poon hill trek . They will help you to know the culture and local traditions, intermingle with the people, know the trails. They will guide you and arrange the accommodation, food, transportation, permits, and luggage. They are always there to assist you in every situation and help you for any thing on emergencies.

Similarly your belongings will be safely taken by our Porter, making your walk easy, more pleasant, and comfortable.  They will help you throughout the journey by carrying your back pack. you will just carry your small day back with your camera, water bottle and small day jacket. Our porters are honest and proud of their integrity. Because they are mountain folk, their heritage is a valuable asset that also benefits you.

Why choose Poon hill trek

• Trekking trails are in good condition; dry and clean.
The trekking routes and trails are in great condition in April. Clear sunny light, 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 short 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 the 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 tea houses may not provide all the facilities. It is not possible to bring all you’re belonging to this trek so bring the things that 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 in 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 a medical person you can have medicine.

 


Poon Hill Trek - Trip Info

Duration: 04 Days Pokhara to Pokhara

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

Start/End Point: Pokhara

Best time: We can do this trek through out the year. Best months are Feb to May, Sept to Dec. June, July, August are rainy season, It is also good trek trek in winter.

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

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.

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 returning 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 also combine the Poon hill Ghorepani trek with another trekking route also to Jomsom Muktinath via Tatopani. There is a road also from Tatopani to Muktinath so can do in a 1-day trip.  We can go to Choomoring and Jhinu hot spring routes also. on this Alternative route, we will visit the small town of Chhomorong and trek down to Jhinu hot spring. There is another natural option at the bank of Modi Khola river which is a short walk from  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 get back to Pokhara.

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. Our poon hill trek starts from Pokhara city and ends here this is the city of the lake and is very peaceful. There are different caves and historic places that you must visit in Pokhara.

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

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.

Poon hill trek 4 days

Our 4 days Poon Hill 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 short 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.

Ghorepani Poon hill trek  2023/2024

Our Poon hill trek 2023 and 2024 booking is open and you can book your trek for any dates. Most of our groups are small and tailored made. You can make your own trek on a private trip or join our small group. We operate from 2 people to 10 person group. If you are with your loved one or friends you can do the private trip. Poon hill trek 2023 and 2024 date is from Pokhara to Pokhara, we can make the trek itinerary 7 days from arrival to departure also. The 7 days trek includes meeting you in Kathmandu, hotel, and transfer to Pokhara. Our 4 days Poon hill trek is from Pokhara to Pokhara.

 Poon hill trek Guide

Our Poon hill trek are the best to make your trip memorable and give s you the all insight information. However, the cost will be a little more while you do the package guide trek than an independent trek. If you want to explore new things by yourself then you can get a private guided trip. the guided bigger group 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. So if you do in the private trek you can make your own pace and walk slowly and enjoy other most beautiful nature.  Taking 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. We will cover a total distance of about 32 miles (51 KM) in our 4 days Short Poon hill trek journey. The maximum height we will go on this journey is the elevation of 3210 meters. The average trekking distance each day is 4 to 6hours. As it goes below the height of 3500m so there is no worry about getting the Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS).

While we will do the sunrise tour from Poon hill this day involves climbing uphill very early morning. Your guide will wake you up early in the morning and start 1-hour uphill hiking. You can better get the proper warm clothing and get some snickers and hot water.

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 return to Hill which is about a 4 -5 hour 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 people 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.

The Ghorepani-Poon hill trek is recognized as being the quickest and simplest hiking route in Nepal. It is located in the Annapurna area at an altitude of 3210 meters (10,532 feet). It provides breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Dhampus Hill, Annapurna South (7,219 m), Hinchuli, Annapurna III, Machapuchare (6,993 m), Dhulariri II, and a number of other peaks.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is renowned as the best short walk in the Himalayas due to its short duration (four to five days). The trails leading to the destination are also relatively easy in comparison to other Nepalese trekking destinations.

All ages may enjoy this hike, but families with young children will find it especially enjoyable. The Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Varaha Shikhar, and Lamjung Himal are some of the mountains that can be seen from Ghorepani Poon Hill.

Furthermore, it is the ideal viewpoint for seeing the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges. The Poon Hill is found near the boundary of the Myagdi and Kaski districts of Nepal. The Viewpoint hill station is situated around 177 kilometers west of the capital city of Nepal, Kathmandu.

Ghorepani is easy trek in Annapurna

It will take a 35.9 km hike to get to Poon Hill, and it will take 4-5 days to complete. You need to go through the Annapurna Sanctuary, which lies in the heart of the Annapurna Conservation Area. Trekkers need to get an ACCAP Permit from Kathmandu in order to walk this route.

The majority of hikers go to Poon Hill solely to see the sunrise and sunset. Seeing such a lovely dawn over these breathtaking, snow-covered mountains will leave you with unforgettable memories.

This journey offers the Annapurna as a continuous backdrop, as well as passing through vibrant villages and rhododendron forests. When preparing for this trip, we took into consideration a number of aspects, which we will discuss in this post.

Even for experienced trekkers, this is a great introduction to the Himalayas, especially if time is short. Accommodation along this established route is very comfortable and the menus are not disappointing. And, of course, the mountains never fail to impress with their photogenic beauty!

 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek: Facts

Starts at: Naya Pool

Ends at: Naya Pool

Trekking Region: Annapurna

Transport: Tourist Bus

Duration: 7 Days

Trip Grade: Easy

Max Altitude: 3210 m / 10503 ft (Poonhill)

Accommodation: Teahouse

Food: Local and western

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    Guide or porter

    The hiring of a guide was the first crucial step. However, you can trek this path without a guide as it is well-maintained and simple to follow.  There are many excellent places to eat and stay along the way.  Even so, sometimes it’s necessary to ask for directions and information Going with a guide makes more sense, and it will be worth the extra cost.

    If you have thought about booking a trip with an agency and choose to travel with a guide, that will be fantastic. If you prefer to hire a local who knows every route of the trek and has extensive experience, you can even find a freelance guide on the internet.

    You won’t need to worry about anything other than your travel insurance; the guide will take care of the rest. Your guide will arrange for your hike permits, personal jeep transportation to and from Pokhara, cozy lodging with an attached bathroom, hot showers, and delicious meals. Before to the walk, he will go through the alternatives and route and agree on a flexible schedule to meet your needs.

    Your guide will be highly attentive, knowledgeable, and entertaining—qualities that are essential. He will lead you when things don’t go as planned and you have to adapt to your surroundings.

    A further advantage of hiring a local guide is that he will point out many fascinating places, objects, animals, and birds along the way.

    If you’re lucky enough to get an experienced and knowledgeable guide who is fluent in English, you might learn a lot about the customs, religion, culture, cuisine, and way of life in the area.

    Similar to that, you have the option of hiring a porter. If you want to save money, you can carry your own backpack. However, if you want to enjoy the trip and don’t want to carry the weight of your belongings, it is best to hire porters.

    Additionally, if your bags are heavy and contain a lot of gear and other items, you can hire nearby porters. However, it is not very expensive to hire a potter here. You will just have to pay $20 to $25 per day, on average, for someone to carry up to 25 kilograms.

    What to pack

    What should I pack for the next challenge? It will be easier if you hire porters to carry your stuff. If you have a porter, you don’t need to carry much, as you can carry backpacks that weigh no more than 6 kilograms per person.

    However, it is recommended to pack only what is essential in accordance with the weather and seasons if you have chosen to carry your own bag. Additionally, you may leave most of your luggage at your hotel and only bring what you consider to be essential for hiking, such as:

    Clothing – lightweight, quick-drying, could be layered. An extra warm jacket in case you feel cold.

    Shoes – Waterproof hiking shoes are ideal, though this trek can be accomplished even while walking.

    Trekking poles—optional, but available for rent in Pokhara and Kathmandu.

    A jacket – either fleece or down, because it gets cold higher up even in summer.

    A rain poncho and a waterproof backpack cover

    A sleeping bag liner or lightweight extra layer can be placed beneath the quilt or blanket provided at the guest house.

    slippers or flip flops to wear at the guest house.

    Quick-drying towels, the usual toiletries, including lots of tissue paper and wet wipes,

    Shoes.

    Shocks

    Hat

    Sunglasses

    Sunscreen and lip balm with spf 40+

    Safety kit or medical kit

    Snacks

    water bottles

    Headlamp torch

    Accommodation for Ghorepani poon hill trek

    On the journey, you’ll pass a lot of lodges and tea shops. The accommodation is provided in cozy lodges operated by local people. Each lodge includes a central common room that is heated and cozy with a big fire stove. The bedrooms often include two beds with mattresses, pillows, and blankets, and they are not heated.

    Since this trip is not very difficult, a sleeping bag that is at least two or three seasons long should be sufficient.

    Showers are often gas-powered in the lodges. They generally use sit-down flush toilets, while some lodges do contain squat toilets. If you pay extra, you will be given the option of staying in cozy guesthouses with clean beds and attached bathrooms that have hot water running all the time.

    Even if there are different rates, one may take a break for drinks and meals while still having access to a clean bathroom. However, you must bring your own toilet paper.

    The most important thing to remember while traveling with a camera is to bring as many spare batteries or battery packs as you can manage. Most hotels provide this free of charge. However, some do not have plugs in their rooms, so you must sit in open areas to charge your devices.

    You must sit in the eating area and charge your gadgets at the same time. International roaming plans for mobile phones are the most common. Signal coverage from local Sims is poor, particularly in the region of this trek.

    Food for Ghorepani poon hill trek

    The lodges’ food is of exceptionally high quality and combines traditional Nepali cuisine with modern cooking techniques. In the lodges and stores, you can get anything from fresh pastries to beer and soft beverages. Additionally, there are several shops providing a variety of snacks, drinks, candies, and chocolate.

    However, you are advised to get snacks from Kathmandu or Pokhara as they are a little more expensive than those found in the city.

    The popular dish is rice with all the veggies (dal, Bhat, and Tarkari in Nepal). It is really nutritious and healthy. Although after some time, it might get boring. But you have more alternatives available, such as noodles, spaghetti, bread jam, eggs, fried rice, etc.

    The most crucial thing to keep in mind is to drink water when hiking. It is advisable to bring your own and fill them along the journey because purchasing water bottles is more expensive.

    Trekking Seasons

    The best seasons for trekking are generally from March to May and from September to November, when there is little to no rain or snow. The weather is clearer and the temperatures are mild at this time. It is best to schedule your trek at the end of March since you will enjoy seeing the rhododendron flowers in full bloom. Even though it may rain occasionally without warning, one must accept that risk.

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      Trail and fitness

      The maximum elevation is around 3200 meters, and getting there requires physical stamina. Nonetheless, the route itself is made up of a series of stairs that are alternated with short areas of Nepali flat. This journey requires a moderate level of fitness. You need to be prepared since the downward steps are hard on the knees and ankles.

      Therefore, it is advised to start running or jogging every day for at least an hour, starting at least a week before the planned adventure. The third day, from Ghore Pani to Ghandruk, was actually the hardest for you to endure. Therefore, we would advise ending day 3 in Tadapani and traveling to Ghandruk on day 4 for an even more pleasurable trip to Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.

      The Cost of the Trek

      The cost of the Ghorepani trip varies and depends on the services you receive, how many people are in your group, the number of meals, and the mode of transportation. You should budget $60 to $70 per person each day for a complete trip arrangement. If you prefer to go on a trek, I advise choosing a respectable, well-established agency rather than going with a less expensive alternative with others that you have no idea about.

      Permits and TIMS for the Poon Hill trek

      You need to obtain permission and a TIMS card, just like for any other trek inside the Annapurna sanctuary. Both are available at the Pokhara tourist information center, which is located around 1.5 kilometers from Lakeside. The total cost will require nearly NPR 5000 ($43) for both a conservation area permit and a TIMS card. You can get it from the office at any time from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

      You may extend your visa at the immigration office, which is located in the same building. You need a passport, insurance (no one wants to see it; they simply need the information to fill out the form), and a contact person in Nepal in order to obtain a TIMS card and permission (you can give your agency/hotel details). Other paperwork is not required.

      Insurance for the trek

      The Poon Hill trek is a moderately difficult trip that includes both perilous steep descents and exhaustingly lengthy ascents. Since the road frequently passes through remote regions, travel insurance is strongly advised. In fact, it’s necessary to obtain your trekking permit as well.

      While filling out the form, you are asked to provide the name and phone number of your insurance agent, even though no one will ask you to show them your insurance cards.

      You may choose from a variety of travel insurance providers who will cover outdoor activities. The insurance is quite accessible and can be purchased to cover the trek’s time span.

      It is preferable to get more efficient and trustworthy insurance that will protect your high-altitude activities. Getting insurance is simple and quick and may be done the day before or even the same day as the scheduled event.

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        Additional information for the trek

        Despite the fact that you may walk the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek at any season, it is advised that you schedule your trip for March–April or September–October. The weather will be pleasant because there won’t be much snow or rain at this time.

        The weather will be pleasant because there won’t be much snow or rain at this time. Although this trek is simple compared to others in Nepal, a map is nevertheless advised. Or you might use a map app like Maps.me, either online or offline, for trekking navigation. With the help of a map’s guiding lines, following a trail will be easy.

        Compared to the Everest Base Camp hike, the guesthouses along the way provide a lot of facilities. It will be almost like a luxurious trip up Poon Hill. Actually, every tea house and lodge along the route has power, a hot water shower, and wi-fi. The interesting thing is that, unlike on some other hiking routes, they typically don’t even charge you extra for utilizing any of these amenities. The inability to wash, get online, or charge your electronics won’t be a problem, so relax.

        There are other restaurants around where you may choose from a wide variety of menu options. In some of the places along the road, you can even find authentic cappuccino or espresso.

        Compared to other treks, the costs for this one are lower overall. You will pay a cheap price for low-cost accommodation and food. You don’t need to put bulky clothing in your backpack. Trekking in the summer even makes you feel hot during the day and a little cold at night.

        Ghorepani Poon Hill: Interesting facts

        Do you know? Your Poon Hill trip and Annapurna Base Camp trek itineraries can be combined. Many hikers choose to merge these two well-traveled itineraries. This combo with the Annapurna base camp is ideal for you if you are not exhausted and want to explore the rest of the Annapurna region in Nepal.

        You may hike the Poon Hill trip to Tadapani, after which you can join the ABC trek in Chhomrong. The trek will take you 8–9 days to accomplish.

        Likewise, you may continue your journey by combining it with the Mardi Himal trek. To reach Landruk, a town across the river, you must complete the entire Poon Hill hike from Ghandruk to Landruk. Landruk is a small village on the side of the river. Proceed to the Mardi Himal trek from Landruk. This journey takes around a week to finish.

        Ghorepani Poon Hill: Solo Trek

        You might wonder when considering the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, Can I travel solo? Is it possible to hike by yourself? Is the Poon Hill trip safe for solo travelers? Can I locate the food and lodging?

        You might be afraid to go alone since you find it challenging to prepare and navigate independently. Perhaps you could be anxious to handle each issue or difficulty that arises along the path by yourself. If so, you don’t need to worry and may plan this trek without hesitation. It’s okay to prefer to hike solo or by yourself.

        You can plan a solo trek since it’s more fascinating to figure out the route, make travel arrangements, carry your own luggage, etc. We know that some people like to unwind on their vacation by not making too many plans or thinking excessively. If this is the case, the Ghorepani Poon Hill hike is ideal for peace seekers and solo travelers.Along the journey, you will pass by lovely villages, areas of greenery, the sound of birds, and mountain ranges.

        There won’t be any issues with food or lodging. On the path, there are a lot of tea houses and lodges where you may stay and have a rest. You won’t need to bother about making a reservation because you can find lodging in so many places while traveling.

        Ghorepani Poon Hill is reliable, safe, and reasonably priced. The majority of hikers use the trail during the season, which gives you the feeling that you’re not alone.

        However, I advise you to get some information before making this trek from the internet or another credible source or agency. By doing this, you’ll be aware of things like what to pack, how much money to spend, what to bring, or what permissions you’ll need. If you’re going on a solo trek, you should also get a map of the route for proper direction.

        FAQs

        How hard is the Poon Hill Trek?

        This trek is just 45 kilometers long and ends at Poon Hill, which is located at an elevation of 3250 meters. The hike provides breathtaking views of wide valleys, beautiful sunrises, and majestic mountains, and is the ideal introduction to trekking in Nepal.

        The rough terrain, high height, and basic amenities of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trip are what give it a medium difficulty rating. This trek requires ordinary fitness and a strong appreciation for the mountains.

        Why go on a trek at Ghorepani Poon Hill?

        The main attraction of Poon Hill is seeing the sunrise over Annapurna and Dhauraghili, which is possibly one of the most spectacular sights. You may eat breakfast while admiring the stunning Dhauraghili mountain range.

        The trails pass through a variety of landscapes, including picturesque villages, wood and rhododendron forests, and an incredible view of the Annapurna mountain range.

        How can I travel to Ghorepani?

        Ghorepani can only be accessed on foot from the trailhead in Nayapul because it is not accessible by vehicle. While there are several possible hiking paths, even on a short trip like the Poon Hill Trek, it often takes two days to go from Pokhara to Ghorepani.

        What is Poon Hill famous for?

        Poon Hill is most known for its expansive mountain vistas of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges in the east and west, respectively.

        It is also known that the perspective over the snow-capped mountains offers the greatest views of the sunrise and sunset. You will be able to see the major mountains: Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Machapuchare (6,993 m), Tukuche peak (6,920 m), Dhampus peak (6,012 m).

        Can you drive to Poon Hill?

        Driving is not an option to reach the highest viewpoint. You will need to trek from Nayapool to the top of Poon Hill to complete the ascent. By foot, it will take 2 days to go to Ghorepani. The Poon Hill (3210m), which gives the greatest views of the mountains of your lifetime, is accessible by hiking for about one relaxing hour from here. It will take 2 days to go to Ghorepani.

        Does it snow in Poon Hill?

        Temperatures on this trip, which is open every day of the year, range from 8 to 15 °C during the day and -5 to 5 °C at night in December. At Ghorepani, Poon Hill, and Tadapani, snow is predicted to fall, especially in the winter season.

        But you should always be prepared for heavy hail and rainstorms. Rain falls here in an unpredictable way. Therefore, you should wear a waterproof jacket, pants, and bag cover.

        How do I get from Kathmandu to Poon Hill?

        From Kathmandu, there are various ways to go to Poon Hill. You may either take a flight or a bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara. After that, you’ll be traveling to Nayapul from Pokhara. Your trekking expedition begins from Nayapul. You will next ascend to Ulleri, Ghorepani, and the Poon Hill Viewpoint, your final destination.

         

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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 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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