Poon Hill Trek - 7 Days

Annapurna Sunrise Trek(5.0)4 reviews
Know before you go
  • Duration 7 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Kathmandu
  • Best Season Mar-Apr and Oct-Nov
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Maximum Altitude 3,210m./10,530ft.

Highlights

  • A short adventurous trek, perfect for new trekkers
  • Explore the lower Annapurna region
  • Witness gorgeous landscapes and Himalayan mountain views throughout the trek
  • Layovers in picturesque villages like Ulleri and Ghorepani
  • Get to interact with locals and see their mountain lifestyle
  • Trek through beautiful lush forests of rhododendron
  • Pass by lovely streams and waterfalls
  • Capture stunning sunrises from Poon Hill

"Embark on an adventurous yet doable trekking venture in the western Himalayas on our Annapurna Poon Hill Sunrise Trek. Explore the beauty of the lower Annapurna region and experience the heart-warming hospitality of the locals."

The 7 Day Poon Hill Trek is the easiest trek in the Annapurna region. This trek offers a great adventure in a short time. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek lets travelers explore the lush rhododendron forests, picturesque mountain villages, people from different communities, and diverse flora & fauna. Also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trek, the Poon Hill Trek is a beginner-friendly trek in the Himalayas.

If you are new to trekking and pondering which trek to go on then Poon Hill Trekking is the best option for you. For a little more off-beat kind of trekking experience we recommend our Mardi Himal Trek and Khopra Danda Trek. 

Our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 7 Days begins with a short flight to Pokhara (2,624ft). The flight offers striking aerial views of the snow-capped mountains. Pokhara is the second-largest city in Nepal and is immensely loved by travelers. The starting point of Poon Hill Trek is Hile (6,391 ft), which takes around 2.5 hours to reach from Pokhara. 

Following a forested path, we will ascend to Ulleri (6,462 ft) on the same day. The trail from here gradually ascends through rocky staircases and lush forests of rhododendron to the beautiful Ghorepani village (9,427 ft). The village will welcome you with excellent mountain panoramas. You will get to the local lifestyle and culture while staying here. 

The Annapurna Sunrise Trek then continues to Poon Hill early in the morning the next day. You will witness exquisite sunrise from here. Further, descend back to Ghorepani village and drop down to Tadapani (8,528 ft) via a densely forested path. From here, you will pass by another popular village called Ghandruk (6,601 ft) and move towards Kimche (2,624 ft), the last point of the 7 days Poon Hill Trek. Kimche onwards, we will take a scenic drive to Pokhara and fly back to Kathmandu the next day.

Views during 7 days Poon Hill Trek

At 3,210 meters (10,530 ft), Poon Hill offers breathtaking views of Himalayan mountains like the Annapurna (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), and many others. You will get to relish frequent glimpses of these mountains from different spots throughout the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. 

Likewise, the landscapes during the trek are also phenomenal. Every bend in the route will offer you distinct scenery. Waterfalls, gorgeous streams, and fine villages are also some of the things to look forward to during the Ghorepani Trek. 

What makes Nepal Nirvana Trails unique?

We offer the best 7 Days Poon Hill Trek in Nepal. Our reasonable price, experienced team members, and quality service makes us a reliable trekking agency in Nepal. Similarly, our active participation to uplift the mountain community lets you indirectly contribute towards the betterment of the locals.

You can talk with our representative to know more in depth about us and our packages. We have opened our booking for 7 Days Poon Hill Trek 2022. Get in touch with us anytime to book the trip or ask any questions.

Check out our other treks in the Annapurna region here. If you are interested in other treks of the similar difficulty then checkout our Langtang Valley Trek, Helambu Trek, and Everest Panorama Treks.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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We will pick you up from the airport on your arrival day and drop you at the hotel. Use the remaining day to prepare for the trip and do last-minute shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner with our team of Nepal Nirvana Trails. This will also be an opportunity to meet your guide and a trip briefing.

  • 4 - Star Hotel
  • Welcome Dinner
  • 1,400m.|4,592ft.

Duration: 3-4 hours trek & 25 minutes flight

The flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara is short and presents stunning mountain views. In Pokhara, we have arranged a private vehicle for the group to drive to Hile. From Hile, you will begin trekking towards Ulleri, our first night stop. The route winds through lush forests of rhododendron, offering a beautiful glimpse of snow-capped Himalayan mountains.

 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 1,970m.|6,462ft.

Duration: 4-5 hours

Leaving Ulleri behind, the trail gradually climbs through dense forests to Nanghethani (2,460m.). Along the way, you will get to enjoy breathtaking views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Hiunchuli, and others. From Nanghethani, it is around one hour walk to picturesque Ghorepani village.

 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 2,874m.|9,427ft.

Duration: 5-6 hours

Today, you will wake up early in the morning. The sunrise from Poon Hill with a backdrop of the Himalayan range is surreal. From Ghorepani, following a steep, rugged route, ascend to the viewpoint. Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Hiunchuli, etc are some of the mountains seen from this place. 

Later, return to Ghorepani and have a heartful breakfast. The trail then goes through rhododendron forests to Banthanti (2,606m.). Further, you will continue trekking on a steep forested path to reach Tadapani village, another pretty village with great views of the Annapurna range.

 

  • Lodge
  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • 3,210m.|10,529ft.

Duration: 4-5 hours trek & 2:30 hours drive

Following a downhill route, descend to Ghandruk village. This village is famous for Gurkhas. The trail further continues towards Kimche from where you will drive back to Pokhara. Spend the night in Pokhara, exploring the bustling Lakeside Market and the peaceful Phewa Lake.

 

  • 3 - star Hotel
  • Breakfast & lunch
  • 800m.|2,624ft.

Duration: 25 minutes flight

There is no flight cancellation problem, so we can book your ticket according to your required time in the morning, afternoon, or late afternoon. Fly back to Kathmandu and enjoy the rest of the day as per your wish. Take time to explore the local market and shop for souvenirs. In the late evening, there will be a farewell dinner organized by the company in a fine restaurant to congratulate you on the successful journey.

 

  • 4 - star Hotel
  • Breakfast & farewell dinner
  • 1,400m.|4,592ft.

The trip ends here. Our team representative will help you check out of the hotel and drop you at the airport for your next destination.

  • Breakfast

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Route Map

Poon Hill Trek - 7 Days map

What's Included

  • Airport transfer services arrival and departure and local flight schedule
  • Flight tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Standard hotel at Kathmandu twin sharing basis 
  • One-night standard hotel at Lakeside Pokhara
  • Accommodations during the treks twin sharing basis
  • Standard meals (breakfast, lunch, dinners) and tea or coffee while on the treks
  • Experienced English-speaking government Licensed trekking guide and 1 porter between 2 trekkers
  • Guide and porter salary, food, equipment, and insurance including on trip cost
  • All applicable permits and fees, ACAP, TIMS, and Local permits
  • Pokhara to the treks start point, treks ending point to Pokhara private vehicle service.
  • Nepal Nirvana Trails Duffel Bag, T-shirt, Trekking map, and Water purifications drop Complimentary
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinner in a fine Restaurant
  • Official expense and government tax and vat.

What's Excluded

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations
  • During trekking time personal expensive snacks, drink Beer coke, juice, water, WI-FI, etc.
  • Lunch and dinner Kathmandu
  • Tips for treks guide, porter (it is expected)

Upcoming Departures

    
Start DateSaturdayDecember 10, 2022End DateFridayDecember 16, 2022PriceGuaranteedUS $890
Start DateSaturdayDecember 17, 2022End DateFridayDecember 23, 2022PriceGuaranteedUS $890
Start DateSaturdayDecember 24, 2022End DateFridayDecember 30, 2022PriceGuaranteedUS $890
Start DateSaturdayDecember 31, 2022End DateFridayJanuary 06, 2023PriceGuaranteedUS $890

If you are not satisfied with our offered 7 Days Poonhill Trek itinerary, you can always tailor-made the itinerary as per your wish with us. Get in touch with us now and share your requirements with our team. We will create the best Poon Hill Trek for you.

Useful Info

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek difficulty level

Also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trek, Poon Hill Trekking is an easy trek. The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek route does not see a drastic elevation change. Likewise, there is a fair share of ascends and descends throughout the trek, but the trekking route is not strenuous. 

You will be trekking through dense forests and rocky paths. Only a handful of steep sections are there along the way. Anybody with good health and fitness can do Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. The only thing that is most required is long walking hours. The trekkers have to walk 5 to 6 hours a day.

To prepare for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 7 Days, we suggest you go on a small hike and work on your stamina. If you go to the gym then focus on your core strength and cardio. 

Altitude Sickness

Talking about altitude sickness, there is a very low chance of it during the 7 Days Poon Hill Trek. Still, we advise you to be careful and look out for the early symptoms like loss in breathing, sleeplessness, vomiting, dizziness, headache, etc. 

Do not consume alcoholic drinks or anything that might dehydrate your body during the trek. A dehydrated body is highly prone to getting altitude sickness. Keep drinking water and other fluid. At least 2 liters of water is recommended to drink every day. Likewise, make sure to eat nutritious food to maintain your energy and try to sleep as much as you can. 

Last Minute Booking for Ghorepani Trek

If you wish to join one of our Poon Hill treks fixed departures at the last minute, get in touch with us to know the requirements. Usually, we ask for 100% of the package cost if booking within 3 days of departure. 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek best time

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is doable from March to April in spring and October to November in autumn. These are the best months of the year for Poon Hill Trek. Likewise, you can also trek to Poonhill in December. Winter trekking may not be smooth because of snowfall, slippery trails, and extreme cold. 

In spring and autumn, the Annapurna region has the most stable weather and clear sky. The views are fantastic with a moderate climate and bright days. Likewise, travelers get to see a range of flora along the way.

Accommodation 

During the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 7 Days, you will be staying overnight in the lodge. As the elevation is relatively low, the lodges offer quite decent services and comfortable beds to sleep in. We will book you a twin-sharing room that you have to share with one of the group members. If you want a single room let us know during booking. 

The rooms are generally small in size with a private washroom. There can be a shared washroom in some villages. Hot shower and WiFi facilities are provided in the lodge, but you have to pay a few extra bucks for the service, which is not added to the Poon Hill Trek package cost.

Food

The food option during the Ghorepani Trek is quite broad. You can get Nepali, Indian, Continental, and Chinese cuisine. Our package offers three meals a day during the trek. You can choose as per your wish from the menu. Among all the options, dal bhat is the most delicious, fresh, filling, and affordable. It is served with veggies, curry (veg or non-veg), salad, pickle, and lentil soup. Given the varieties, the dish tastes great. 

Other than that, the menu has momo, noodles, thukpa, chapati, sandwich, burger, bakery items, fish & chips, porridge, bread, egg, oatmeal, etc. Likewise, boiled drinking water is available in every tea shop and lodge. You can refill your bottle.

Travel Insurance

Poon Hill trek elevation is not that high, and our professionally designed Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek itinerary with a balanced rise in altitude keeps the trekkers away from altitude sickness. But do know that, as you will be trekking in a remote area, there can be more unseen risky factors beyond altitude sickness like getting into an accident or getting sick. 

Therefore, we do recommend our guests to take out travel insurance for Annapurna Poon Hill Sunrise Trek. The travel insurance should cover emergency air evacuation and medical bills.

 

FAQs

  • There is no vehicle road up to Ghorepani village. Therefore, the only way to reach this village is through a footwalk from Hile. Usually, it takes two days to reach Ghorepani from Nayapul.

  • From Pokhara, it takes around 3 to 4 days to reach Poon Hill. On the first day, you have to drive to Hile and trek to Ulleri. The next day, you will reach Ghorepani village, trekking through dense forests of rhododendron. Poon Hill is located around 330 meters above Ghorepani village. It takes around 45 minutes of ascent from Ghorepani to reach Poon Hill, and the distance between these two paces is approximately 1.5 km (1 mile).

  • Yes, you can drive to Poon Hill if you take the alternative route via Beni.

Client Reviews

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    StephanieNetherlandsOctober 13, 2022

    Super!

    De Poon Hill trek geboekt bij Nepal Nirvana Trails. Alle communicatie vooraf verliep heel vlot, afspraken werden nagekomen. Tevens ook heel flexibel, plan kond gepersonaliseerd worden en zonder problemen tijdens de trek nog een dag toegevoegd aan ons originele reisplan. Tijdens de trek begeleid door gids 'Raj', hij had alles super voor ons geregeld en veel geleerd! Super ervaring, echte aanrader!

    Dear Stephanie, Namaste!
    We are glad to hear that you had the wonderful experience at the Poon Hill Trek with our guide, Raj. Thank for the recommendation and wish to see you again for trekking and tours in other regions of Nepal.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

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    Maayan BlevisIsraelJune 27, 2022

    The best Nepali experience I could wish for!

    We had an amazing experience trekking to Poon Hill with KP as our guide. KP chose the perfect route to fit our needs and capabilities, choosing wonderful accommodation along the way, delicious food places and making us feel safe and comfortable along the way. Every question was answered knowledgeably and to every request he answered with a smile. I was a little worried at first about trekking in a foreign country but immediately felt at ease with KP.

    Dear Maayan, Namaste!
    Thank you for taking your time to review us in a TripAdvisor. It is our great pleasure to know that your experience was wonderful and wish to see you again for more adventures.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

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