Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 3 Days

Short Trek from Pokhara
Know before you go
  • Duration 3 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Trip Start and End Pokhara to Pokhara
  • Best Season Mar - May and Sep - Nov
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Maximum Altitude 3210m.|10530ft.

Highlights

  • A short and mesmerizing trek to Poon Hill.
  • Stunning views of 18 countable peaks from the Poon Hill viewpoint
  • Interaction with the cultural community and their tradition. 
  • Taste locally grown and organic food of hills. 
  • Magnificent views of the mountains all over the journey. 
  • Magical walk over Modi river.

The picturesque Annapurna region trekking is a wonderful experience after completing the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. The rage of the journey is known well by the stunning mountain landscape, lovely hills covered in rhododendron trees, fresh mountain air, and friendly, welcoming settlements. The Annapurna Conservation Area offers a quick and straightforward trek appropriate for all age groups. The trekkers should not worry about Acute Mountain Sickness as you will be at the maximum altitude of 3210m.

3 Days Poon Hill Trek Route

The starting point of our trek would be Pokhara, the famous tourist destination in Nepal. By way of Nayapul, we will head to Ghandruk. We will stop at Ghandruk for a while and then start trekking to Tadapani.

We will awaken on the second day to breathtaking views of Mount Machhapuchhre and Mount Annapurna. We'll trek to the village of Ghorepani, appreciating the various landscapes and mountains from the several points witnessed along the route.

On the third day, we will wake up early and head towards the Poon Hill viewpoint to watch the magnificent sunrise and the shining reflection on more than a dozen mountains seen from the Poon Hill viewpoint. The vantage point will serve the best among all the views we see on the trail. After adoring the incredible view shapes from Poon Hill, we will start descending and depart for Pokhara. 

Major Attractions during Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill

Poon Hill is one of the most visited and popular viewpoints in Nepal. At an altitude of 3210 meters from sea level, it possesses breathtaking views of Ghorepani Village, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mardi Himal, and various other mountains. Poon Hill is a short hike from Pokhara and is preferred for sunrise views by the family and friends group.

Ghorepani Village

Ghorepani is a village inside the Annapurna Conservation Area that requires a permit. Ghorepani Poon hill is also famous for side trips apart from Annapurna Base Camp. Ghorepani used to be a resting point for the horses that transported goods for trade, but now the transportation facility has developed.

Views of the Mountains during Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

3 Days Poon Hill trek offers various mountain views from the route during the trail. The trail is full of mesmerizing vistas of more than a dozen mountains. Among them, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Dhampus peak (5244m), Nilgiri south (6839m), Nilgiri center (6840m), Annapurna 1 (8091m), Annapurna South 7219m, Himchuli 6441m, Mardi Himal (5553m), are the peaks of attraction.

Ghandruk 

Ghandruk represents the culture and tradition of the Gurung Community,e residing in the area for more than a century. In the past, most men used to have jobs in the military of different countries like Nepal, India, Great Britain, and even the US Army. The women used to take care of their homes, but they have been shifting to family business into the tourism industry. Local people's participation in Ghandruk to save and promote the Gurung Culture has promoted village tourism. They exhibit their customs, culture, modesty, and hospitality to tourists during their stay in the homestay.

The Ghandruk village is also called Stone Village and Konda in the regional tongue. The lovely stone staircase and the well-paved road will make the trekkers feel they are walking towards the way to heaven during the walk to Ghandruk. 

Why is Nepal Nirvana Trails Unique?

Many unpredictable risks and issues may arise when trekking to Poon Hill 3 Days Trek, but with the assistance of Nepal Nirvana Trails, your journey will be fruitful, enjoyable, and joyful. Our guides are familiar with the trekking routes and any risks that you may encounter during the trek. You can trek hassle-free with your safety in the hand of our responsible guides.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2,630m.|8,528ft.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2860m.|9380ft.

  • 3210m.|10530ft.

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What's Included

  • 2 Night Accommodations during the treks
  • 3 meals (breakfast, lunch, dinners) and tea or coffee with meal
  • Experienced English-speaking government Licensed trekking guide 
  • Guide salary, food, equipment, and insurance including on-trip cost
  • All applicable permits and fees, ACAP, TIMS, and Local permits
  • Pokhara - Ghandruk and Ulleri - Pokhara Public Bus or Sharing Jeep
  • Nepal Nirvana Trails T-shirt, Trekking map, and Chlorine Tablet for Water Purify Complimentary       
  • Official expense and government tax and vat.

What's Excluded

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Hotel and Food in Pokhara
  • Travel and healtHealthrance covering emergency rescues and evacuations
  • During trekking time, personal expenses, snacks, drink Beer coke, juice, water, WI-FI, etc.
  • 1 porter between 2 trekkers ($60)
  • Tips for trekking guide and porter

Useful Info

Altitude Sickness

Poon Hill trek doesn't lead to the higher altitudes that posses the risk of altitude sickness. The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is probably the riskless trek in terms of altitude sickness because of having only 3210 meters as its highest altitude. However, the unexpected can happen during the trekking, so being closer to the guide and following their instructions will help you. 

Poon Hill Trek Difficulty 

The trail is easy than other treks to walk on. The stone stairs in Ulleri might have a chance to drain you a bit, but this trekking route overall is easy. The number of services is so high that Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is the most comfortable trek route. The altitude is also very accessible to every age group. Therefore, this trekking route is the perfect choice for a family with diverse age groups.

Food and Accommodation 

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking has the most diverse food offerings. The local Gurung and Magar kitchen is famous for making the most authentic and locally grown food. The food items will provide adequate nutrients for your health and body. There is also the option of having an ingredient added or removed according to your preferences and food restrictions. The accommodation service is exceptionally well comparing to other trekking routes with hot showers and internet facilities. 

Best Time for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek has emerged as an all-season trekking destination. The low-altitude trekking to Poon Hill, offering mesmerizing views and the warm hospitality of the locals, has arisen in popularity among tourists even during the off seasons like monsoon and winter. However, Autumn and Spring are still considered the best seasons to hike to Poon Hill by trekking to take full advantage of the views and clear weather. 

Trekking in Autumn (Sep-Nov)

The ideal time of year to hike to Ghorepani Poon Hill is in the fall. One can witness the Annapurna Trails' mountain ranges best during this time of year. You can see more than 18 countable Himalayan peaks from the Poon Hill viewpoint. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Annapurna 1 (8091 m), and Manaslu (8063m) are the mountains among the 14 highest peaks seen from the Poon Hill Vantage point. The incredible views of sunrise and sunset will be visible with clear weather.

Trekking in Winter (Dec-Feb)

Winter is supposedly the lowest appropriate moment of the year to go high-altitude trekking. Since there is a potential for significant snowfall and avalanches in the higher altitudes, people choose not to hike in the winter. Compared to other regions in Nepal, the Poon Hill Trek is unique. The walk can take advantage of the cold weather and snowfall in between because the highest point is only 3210 meters above sea level. On an intriguing winter day, you can enjoy playing in the snow while admiring the views of the towering mountain peaks in the Annapurna region.

Trekking in Spring (Mar-May)

The best season for hiking in Nepal is spring, followed by fall. In Nepal, spring brings warm temperatures, rich vegetation, and colorful flowers, which are aesthetically and spiritually satisfying. If you like to experience Nepal's towering mountains up close, its incredible natural beauty, and its rich cultural history enjoying moderate temperatures, spring is the season for trekking to Ghorepani Poon Hill.

Trekking in Monsoon (Jun-Aug)

The monsoon season in Nepal lasts for three months and occasionally even four months due to unforeseen weather conditions. You don't want the rain to interrupt your travel at any moment. The forest in the Poon Hill trekking trail is covered by flowers blooming. Even during the monsoon, you can enjoy a beautiful view of peaks and mountains from Poon Hill. You must be aware during the trek that you may encounter bugs and leeches, sudden rainfall, etc.

Poon Hill Trek Permit Fees

To hike to the Annapurna Base Camp region, 

Foreign nationals need to pay NPR 3000 for Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) 

SAARC citizens need to pay NPR 1000 for Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) 

NPR 1000 for Trekker Information Management System (TIMS) card

Last Minute Booking 

With the full payment of the trip, you can proceed with the last booking of Poon Hill Trek. If you have any queries regarding the trek, you can contact us. One of the members of Nepal Nirvana Trails will reach out to you.

FAQs

  • With the Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking, you will be completing the trail in just three days, starting and ending in Pokhara. You can begin your trek from Kathmandu, which will take a week to complete Poon Hill Trek. Trekking tours of the Annapurna Region can be added to Poon Hill Trek if you have a longer stay and want to explore Nepal more.

  • Travelling can bring unexpected risks and accidents even on a safe trekking route like Poon Hill Trek. So, we recommend you have travel insurance with you. Here are some suggested travel insurance companies for different countries click here.

  • Poon Hill trek is one of the easy treks in the Annapurna Region at the highest elevation of just 3210 meters from sea level. There are stone stairs in some regions, making it comfortable to walk. Food and accommodation services are well equipped and managed. In short words, this trekking region is friendly to all age levels and groups.

  • The highest altitude that you can reach during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is 3210m.|10530ft.

  • Yes, Poon Hill Trek is suitable for solo female trekkers. The trail is easy to walk and full of trekkers so, the trek is comfortable for any age group and solo female travellers. 

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