Poon Hill Trek - 6 Days

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Know before you go
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Trip Start and End Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Best Season All year round
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Maximum Altitude 3210m.|10530ft.

Highlights

  • Mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views from the top of the hill 
  • Enchanting views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and many other mountains.
  • Walk through the stone stairs in Ulleri
  • Experience the delicious local food 
  • Interact with the Gurung and Magar inhabitants of the region
  • Experience the unique culture and livelihood of the Ghandruk people

The Poon Hill trek, likewise known as Ghorepani Trek is perhaps one of the easy trekking routes in the Annapurna Region, which exemplifies its rising popularity. Poon Hill Trek is a phenomenal route to walk for beginner trekkers and for those who want to experience hiking with mesmerizing mountain views. There is no need to worry about getting lost or not being able to find a place to stay or eat. The Poon Hill trek is complete in 6 days, the route is clearly defined, and there are several guesthouses along the way and numerous people along the route. Before, attempting one of the difficult trails like the Annapurna Circuit or the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the Poon Hill is an incredible trek.

The Poon Hill trek is probably the most mesmerizing short trek in Nepal. The Poon Hill Trek 6 Days is one of the easiest and most accessible trekking regions from a short distance from the tourism hub of Nepal, Pokhara. The trek is suitable for all age groups and particularly best for student group and family treks. 

Our hike to Ghorepani and Poon Hill begins in Kathmandu. We will take a bus to Pokhara, where we may enjoy a beautiful view of the rivers and lower green hills. On the second day, we will leave Pokhara for Nayapul and mark the beginning of our trek. We will enjoy the walk while being inspired by the breathtaking and moving views of the mountain ranges and the lush hills. Our journey will be filled with enjoyable memories and incredible views of the Himalayas. You will feel like the area is a result of the residents' hospitality, culture, and traditions. Poon Hill Trek 6 days of easy, stress-free trekking will be spent together as a family that you will cherish every second of the journey.

Poon Hill 

Poonhill, at 3210 meters above sea level, is one of the most well-known and beloved overlooks in the Annapurna Region and a great place for sightseeing. The 6 Days Poon Hill Trek's best attraction is the Poon Hill viewpoint, which is also its highest elevation. The Poon Hill viewpoint offers some of the most breathtaking views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Mardi, and numerous more mountains. Poon Hill is a well-known tourist destination in and of itself and is a fantastic choice for a side trip while traveling along Annapurna Conservation Area.

Ghorepani Village

ACAP permit is required to enter the small community of Ghorepani, which is a part of the Annapurna Conservation Area. However, it is a well-liked tourist destination in the Annapurna region, which is distinguished by its own culture and traditions. Each day, dozens of guest houses receive numerous tourists. A key crossroad for various trekking routes, Ghorepani was originally a rest point for traders looking for water for their horses as they traveled from the north.

Ghandruk 

The picturesque and well-known village, Ghandruk, is accessible from Pokhara. Ghandruk offers magnificent sunrise and sunset views and a grand view of the Annapurna peak. The Ghandruk hike is well-known for its lovely Gurung culture, picturesque towns, scenery, and breathtaking vistas.

Lively Views during Poon Hill Trek

Mother nature will shower us with breathtaking views of several mountains and lush landscapes as soon as we begin our trip. One can see the 18 countable lively Himalayan Peaks including 3 eight thousander, namely Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Dhampus peak (5244m), Nilgiri south (6839m), Nilgiri center (6840m), Nilgiri North (7061m), Tilicho peak (7134m), Annapurna I (8091m), Bharha Chuli (7647m), Annapurna South (7219m), Himchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), Mardi Himal (5553m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m), Lamjung Himal (6983m) and Manaslu (8163m).

What Makes Nepal Nirvana Trails Unique?

Several potential hazards and problems could appear when planning a trip, but you shouldn't let that stop you from visiting your favorite spots. You can count on Nepal Nirvana Trails' support in every way to make your journey successful and enjoyable.

The most knowledgeable and efficient staff members work for Nepal Nirvana Trails and have over two decades of experience in the tourism industry in Nepal. All local trekking destinations and routes are well-known to our guides.

Itinerary

Day to Day Details

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On your arrival, we will give you a complimentary airport pick-up service. Our airport representative will be holding our company, Nepal Nirvana Trails display board with your name on it.  If you arrive in the afternoon, we will have our trip meeting with the guide and other trekking members NNT office, Satghumti, Thamel at 5:00 pm.
Note: In the airport, there may be people who will try to offer you a free ride and ask for extra money to bring you to your hotel. Be careful with them. Our car will take you to the hotel.

  • Hotel
  • 1400m.|4593ft.

The guide will meet you at the hotel or hostel at 6:30 am. We will have a  short walk to Sorakhutte tourist bus station and catch our bus. The bus leaves from Kathmandu at 7:00 am. After a short drive, we will reach Malekhu where we will have breakfast. On the way, we will drive for a while and stop for Lunch at Ghasi Kuwa. We will be following the snake road with the river and greenery views alongside. Sometimes we may encounter the white mountain. More or less a 7-8 hours drive, we will reach Pokhara lakeside, the tourism hub of Nepal. We will spend our evening in one of the beautiful cities. You will have dinner on your own enjoying the beautiful lakeside views. You can do last minutes shopping for the Himalayan Adventure Trip.

  • Hotel
  • Breakfast
  • 800m.|2624ft.

We will have breakfast in Pokhara, and the guide will arrange a car/taxi to the bus park. From the bus park, we will catch the sharing local bus/jeep to the trekking starting point. The one and half hour drive will take us to Nayapul. Nayapul is the gateway of Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna foothill trek, and the classic Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. We will start our trek following the Modi river and passing through the traditional village of the thakali people, Birethanti, Gurung village Sudame, Hile, and Tikhedhunga. We will stay overnight at Ulleri.

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 1970m.|6462ft.

It’s the first fresh morning on the mountain. We will wake up with a bit of local noise of donkey, goat, hen, and dog but will be impressed by the beautiful sunrise views. The morning breakfast offers us incredible views of Annapurna South and Himchuli Himal from Ulleri village. We will head toward Ghorepani following the trails with green forest, waterfall river views, dense rhododendrons forest, and an oak tree. After more or Less 4 to 5 hours of slow walking, we will reach upper Ghorepani. There are many guesthouses with views of the Himalayas. We will provide you with the best place in town for our overnight stay.

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

It's a chilly morning. We will wake up pretty early and hike for 45 minutes to 1 hour to Poon Hill Viewpoint for sunrise. Ghorepani Poon Hill is one of the best viewpoints in the world, as we can see 18 countable Himalayas peaks namely, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Nilgiri south, Nilgiri center, Nilgiri North, Tilicho peak, Annapurna 1, Bharha Chuli, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, Mardi Himal, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, and many more other Himalayans peak. After sunrise, we return to our guest house for breakfast. Then, we will walk on one of the beautiful hiking trails through the Rododerden forest and encounter mountain views throughout the journey. We will reach Tadapani village by walking through Banthanti. 

  • Tea House
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • 2,600m.|8,528ft.

Tadapani village is also another sunrise viewpoint. We can see closer views of Mt. Fishtail, a holy mountain in the Annapurna area, Annapurna south, and Hiuchuli Himal. The short walk from Tadapni will take us to Ghandurk village. Ghandruk is a traditional Gurung village. We can visit Gurung Museum and then have our lunch. Our 6 days Poon Hill Trek comes to an end very quickly. We will hop on to the sharing jeep and drive back to Pokhara. 
You can stay on your own at Pokhara. If you have extra time and would love to do more activities with us, we can organize a rafting trip, Chitwan National park, or Pokhara City tour. We are also specialized in organizing paragliding, ultralight flight, and bungee jumping at the second highest bungee in the world just a few kilometers ahead of Pokhara in the Parbat district. Have a good time in Pokhara.

  • Breakfast and Lunch
  • 800m.|2624ft.

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What's Included

  • Airport transfer services arrival and departure flight schedule
  • Tourist Bus tickets from Kathmandu to Pokhara 
  • One-night hotel at Kathmandu 
  • One-night hotel at Lakeside Pokhara 
  • 3 Night Accommodations during the treks
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and tea or coffee while on the treks
  • 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 to the treks start point, treks ending point to Pokhara sharing transport public bus or jeep available services
  • Nepal Nirvana Trails T-shirt, Trekking map, and Water purifications drop Complimentary
  • Official expense and government tax and vat. 

What's Excluded

  • International flight tickets
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Extra night hotel, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel and health Insurance which cover emergency Rescues and evacuations 
  • During trekking time, personal expenses, snacks, drink Beer coke, juice, water, WI-FI, etc. 
  • Porter Optional ($90) 1 porter between 2 trekkers 
  • Tips for treks guide, porter (it is expected)

Useful Info

Altitude Sickness 

Treks at high altitudes can inevitably raise concerns like altitude sickness. Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek walk is a low-altitude hike with only 3210 meters of maximum height at the Poon Hill viewpoint, so you won't have to worry about getting altitude sickness. The Poon Hill Ghorepani trek is regarded as one of the most risk-free trekking routes in Nepal because of its elevation, which does not result in altitude sickness.

Poon Hill trek Difficulty 

The customizable Poon Hill trek has comfortable roads and well-paved sections in between. There is stone- stairs at Ulleri that can take something from you, but other roads are simpler and easier. Because of the number of services, it is regarded as one of the simple trekking routes in Nepal. Walking across the trekking trail's roads is simple. For people who desire to hike with their families of various age groups, the 6 Days Poonhill trek will be mesmerizing. 

Accommodation and Food 

Among Nepal's other trekking regions, Poon Hill and Ghorepani trek offers some of the country's best meals. You will be able to experience the organic and locally grown food that provides your body with more nutrients. With all the vegetarian, vegan, and non-vegetarian alternatives available, you will have a variety of meal choices.

In contrast to other trekking destinations, you will have good lodging services. You will get to sleep in hotels with clean beds and good hospitality. Another area that supports the claim is that this trek is the best family trek in the nation.

Communication Services

Poon Hill is home to numerous densely populated areas, and communication services are generally accessible. In the lodges and guest houses, when there are hiccups in service, you can still get wifi thanks to your mobile network. You can always purchase mobile data to maintain constant contact with your loved ones, friends, and followers, if wifi is not available.

Best Time To Trek 

Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek are year-round trekking destinations that are appropriate for travel throughout any season of the year. It has evolved into an all-season trekking trail with connectivity and infrastructure development in this area. Additionally, this walk offers distinctive attractions during each season.

Poon Hill Trek in Autumn (Sep-Nov)

 Autumn Season is the best season to trek to Poon Hill and Ghorepani. Autumn provides the best vista of the mountain regions and landscapes of Annapurna Trails. You will be able to see 18 countable Himalayas peaks. The clear weather will provide mesmerizing views of sunrise and mountains from the Poon Hill viewpoint. 

Poon Hill Trek in Winter (Dec-Feb)

The most unfavorable time of year to go high-altitude trekking is said to be the winter season. People prefer not to hike in the winter since there is a chance of heavy snowfall and avalanches in the higher altitudes. The Poon Hill trip is unique compared to other trekking areas in Nepal. The highest point is only 3210 meters above sea level, making it possible to trek while taking advantage of the cool weather and snowfall. You may play in the snow on a beautiful winter day while taking in the breathtaking views of the Annapurna region's majestic mountain peaks.

Poon Hill Trek in Spring (Mar-May)

Along with autumn, spring is the best time for trekking in Nepal. The spring season offers pleasant temperatures, lush vegetation, and vibrant flowers to Nepal that are pleasing to the eyes and soul. Spring would be the best time for trekking in Nepal if you enjoy taking up-close and impressive views of the country's towering mountains, its immense natural beauty, and its rich cultural heritage while enjoying mild temps.

Poon Hill Trek in Monsoon (Jun-Aug)

Because of unpredictable weather conditions, the monsoon in Nepal lasts for three months and may even last for four months. You don't want the rain to interfere with your walk at any stage because it is something you would rather avoid while hiking. The Poon Hill walking trail passes through a forest that blooms in the monsoon. You can trek during monsoon when there are fewer travelers, and the view gets cleaner and more beautiful after rainfall. The only thing to worry about in the monsoon trekking is the leeches.

Poon Hill Trek Permit Fees

ACAP charges NPR 3000 for all other nationals and NPR 1000 for SAARC citizens.

To get a TIMS card, all foreign nationals must pay NPR 1000.

FAQs

  • There are several Poon Hill trekking routes that will take you 3 - 9 days to finish the trek. However, you can modify the itinerary to your preference.

  • Travel plans bring joy and unforeseen risks with them as well. Bringing your travel insurance makes you safe from the hefty hospital bills in case you caught a major injury while trekking. Having travel insurance will benefit you.

  • This is one of the easiest trekking regions with just 3210 meters as the highest altitude. It has easy roads with facilitated accommodation services. 

  • You can see 18 countable mountain peaks from PoonHill Viewpoint and many others.

  • One can reach Poon Hill after a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and start trekking via Ulleri, Hile, Banthanti, and Ghorepani. If you are short of time you can even drive to Banthanti and then hike to Ghorepani in only 1 day.

Client Reviews

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    JackNetherlandsOctober 13, 2022

    Poon Hill trek with great guide!

    The team of Nepal Nirvana Trails provided us with a great trekking experience on the Poon Hill trek! They were very helpful and flexible from the moment we approached them. On top of that, our guide Rajendra was very experienced and kind. He taught us a lot and took great care of us! The trek itself was very beautiful and a nice way to see this beautiful country. Great experience, really recommended!

    Dear Jack, Namaste!
    We appreciate you for choosing us for the Poon Hill trek. Thank you for the recommendations. We are glad that your experience was wonderful with our guide, Rajendra. We wish to see you again for more adventures and provide our services.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

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    ZaraUnited KingdomSeptember 10, 2022

    Poon Hill Trek

    Efficient and easy with excellent service! My guide Dipak was so knowledgeable and friendly and made the whole trek enjoyable. The whole trek very tailored to your time and ability so you can spend as much or as little time in each place. I thoroughly loved every minute and would definitely recommend to anyone!

    Dear Zara, Namaste!
    Thank you for your review, we’re so glad to hear that you enjoyed every minute of your trek and found our guide, Dipak knowledgeable, friendly and helpful.
    It’s always great when we can help our guests make their trek memorable. Thank for the recommendations, wish to see you again for adventures.
    Best Regards,
    Kp Dhital and Nepal Nirvana Trails Team.

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