Poon Hill Trek

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Poon Hill Trekking

Trip Summary

    1. Poon Hill Trek Duration: 5 Days
    2. Poon Hill Trek Difficulty: Easy Grade
    3. Poon Hill Height: 3,220m/10,555 feet
    4. Trekking Hour: 6 Hours daily
    5. Poonhill Hiking Group-Size: 2-15 People
    6. Best Time: January to December (except rainy months)
    7. Trip Mode: Guest House Basis
    8. Foods on Trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
    9. Transport: Car/Plane/bus
Overview

The Poon Hill Trek is located at an altitude of 10,562 feet above upper Ghorepani village, a famous place to explore sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range was worth every grueling step it took to get to Ghorepani/poon hill.

Trek to Poon Hill is an idle place to discover breathtaking mountain scenery and beautiful hill villages have made Ghorepani Poon Hill trek an all-time famous short trek from Pokhara. According to the Gokyo trek agency and Wikipedia says, the poon hill trek distance is roughly 52 kilometers which is equal to 32 miles from Pokhara town.

Poon Hill Trek

Hike to Ghorepani village and poon hill is the top 10 best short treks from Pokhara. Poon hill sunrise trek is a world-famous and most demanding trek route about 210-kilo meters far from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is equally common for national and international tourists to explore sunrise over the Annapurna massif within a 2-kilometer distance in front. Likewise, the poon hill hike is marked as the cheapest trek in Nepal.

Beautiful sunrise trek at poonhill marks as a top Annapurna view trek in Nepal. Numerous voyagers plan for top viewpoint treks in the Annapurna zone. You can explore the tallest Annapurna mountains range within 5 kilometers or less in distance. You can complete the poon hill trek in 3 days, 4 days, or in 5 days according to your holiday in Nepal. However, the poon hill trek 6 days or 7 days is the best to walk at normal speed exploring almost all aspects taking enough photos.

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Buy the latest and updated poon hill trek map or Ghorepani trek map to find about its location and heights. We can walk through the blooming colorful rhododendrons forest, bamboos and takes us through the villages of Gurung and Magar ethnics. Mount Annapurna 1st (8th tallest) mountain on earth is one of the most magnificent peaks in the world that can see from Poon Hill tower.

The poon hill trek 4 day

The great panorama treks at poon hill station’s main attraction are to watch sunrise and sunset. Sunrise poon hill trek 4 days is also possible if you could take an express drive from Kathmandu to Nayapool without stopping in a Pokhara town. As you reach Nayapool, go for a short hike to reach Birethanti and stay overnight there. The next day you can take a private local jeep to go up to Ulleri (pay the extra cost) and you can hike to Ghorepani. Ulleri to Ghorepani trail is a much easier part and the best location for bird watching.

You can choose the poon hill trek 5 days for your trip to the Annapurna area in Nepal because poon hill trek difficulty is easy and under the soft adventure trek in Nepal. You can take a look at the Poon hill wiki or on our website page for accurate information.

A soft to easy Poon hill trek 3 days are very famous after Pokhara city. You can also do the Ghorepani poon hill trek 5 days with express driving from Kathmandu to Nayapool.

The best poon hill weather

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Before making a plan to visit a poon hill station, check about the latest poon hill weather because most of the time the weather gets foggy and cloudy. During the monsoon time trek, Poonhill is not recommended because the areas are marked as Nepal’s most rainfall place. Mountains are locating very far from here, so roughly about 10% chance to catch the best glimpse of the Annapurna massif.

June, July, and August months are the peak monsoon period in Nepal. Except for the monsoon, you will have the best weather all the time so you can see an amazing outlook of the complete Annapurna massive from the poon hill ridge. Traveling to Poonhill either in the spring or autumn season stays the best weather with the sun shining and blue sky.

Annapurna poon hill trek map

Ghorepani hike is an easy and to get poon hill trek map from google but you can also buy a hardcopy map visiting Gokyo Treks and Expedition’s office in Nrs 250 rupees. The map is about 1:50,000 scale with 500 series and publishes from Himalayan Map house, Thamel. poon hill trek map

Trek in spring is even more interesting as the whole jungle along the trail turns to red, pink, and white with rhododendron flowers. Hike to Poon Hill is equally popular as a mini Annapurna express trekking tour. Hike to poon hill is under the easy trek difficulty, happy treks, or the best 4-day trek in Nepal. The best beginner Poon hill trek is possible to do at any time throughout the year.

Itinerary

Poon Hill Trek itinerary details.

Amazing sunrise – sunset poon hill circuit is a classical trek with 4 days itinerary comparing to most walks in the Annapurna Zone. The particular route is designed for world explorers who wish to hike in a more relaxed manner than take a look at this itinerary. However for travelers who wish to do Poon hill quickly but are walking with limited time wise Poon Hill Trek 3 days or ask us for a tailor-made itinerary.

Day 1 Arrival at Kathmandu valley, Nepal

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuwan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle, transfer to hotel in Kathmandu serve with breakfast plan. Our representative will brief you about the sunrise-sunset poonhill trek route information.

Day 2 Fly to Pokhara city (1,015m/3,329 feet), 20 minute and Hike to Tikhedunga (1,577m/5,157 feet), 4 hours

After breakfast, Guide will pick you up at your hotel in Kathmandu and transfer to Kathmandu airport. The Hiking Guide and guests will fly together to Pokhara which takes around 25 minutes flight. Moreover, if you wish for a cheap poon hill trek then you can modify your hiking plan to transfer by a bus ride to Nayapool directly. Choosing an overland drive takes roughly 9 hours to get to Naya Pool Bazaar.

Otherwise, after Landing in Pokhara airport domestic terminal, overland drive to Nayapul (1,050m/3,444 feet), 90 min. Hike to Tikhedunga (1,577m/5,157 feet) village through Birethanti. It is an easy trek that passes through several small villages and settlements. Afterward, ascend gently up to the final destination of the day.

Day 3 Ghorepani trek (2,875m/9,430 feet), 6 hours

Today, we ascend steeply seems little difficult hikes for the first 2 hours. Again ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2,070m.) and Banthanti passing several tiny Gurung houses, with a beautiful waterfall. Couple of years ago, the lower Ulleri village was collapsed after the huge landslides and many people died.

Although, the village Ulleri offers a scenic view of Mount Fishtail 6,997 meters (popular as a Machhapuchhare) and mount Hiunchuli (6,441m.), and as well as South Annapurna (7,219m). Now, our trail is quite easier passing through Rhododendron forest and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final camp at Ghorepani village.

Day 4Poon Hill Trek (3,220m/10,562 feet), Tadapani hikes (2,650m/8,692 feet), 6 hours

At very early in the morning, we ascend roughly about 1,180 feet up for Poon Hill hike. Poon hill is located 300 meters above popular Ghorepani lodges. Reaching at poon hill tower, you can enjoy the sunrise view over Mt.Dhaulagiri (8,167m.), Tukuche Peak (6,920m.), Nilgiri (6,940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7,847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7,855m.), Machhapuchhare (6,993m.), Annapurna IV (7,525m.), Annapurna II (7,937m.), Lamjung Himal (6,931m.) ..etc. Furthermore, walk downhill to reach Tadapani hill passing Rhododendron woodland and beautiful flower with tiny villages.

Day 5Ghandruk village hiking (1,940m/6,363 feet), 3 Hours

Continue descend downhill through the forests while following the forest path to Ghandruk. Ghandruk village is the biggest Gurung settlement in the Annapurna region. Visit the Gurung museum if you have time for a couple of hours to see and take your time for Ghandruk village explore. Interact with Gurung people, experience the typical culture, and way of Gurung life. The Ghandruk has enough modern lodges from basic homestay to luxury guest houses with modern facilities. In addition, the village offers just a magical Annapurna and Fishtail mountain view in a row.

Exploring Gurung museum and Gurung lifestyles at Grandruk village. We take an overland bus ride to reach Pokhara town and also to Kathmandu. Ghandruk to Pokhara connects with a Baglung highway road. Most of the parts of our journey until Pokhara town have bumpy roads. The drive with a local bus ride takes roughly about 3 hours. But you can experience the scenic view of south Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Gangapurna Mountains.

In the afternoon, you are with your hiking – trekking Guide to Observe the Natural Beautiful Fewa lake in Pokhara. You can boat on Phewa lake and visit Barahi temple. After boating, we take a Night Tourist Bus and drive all the way back to Kathmandu city or Tourists can stay at Pokhara lakeside at their own cost.

Day 6Final departure day

Drop you in Kathmandu International Airport onward your final destination and our trip ends. Wish you your wonderful journey.

Cost

How much does poon hill trek cost?

Our Poonhill hiking or poon hill hike price is USD 499 per person. But of course, the trip price will vary according to group size. For example, if you could bring 10+ travelers (except you) to your hikes, you are treated as a group leader. So you can hike Poon hill for free of cost. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding the bus reduces the trip expenses.

For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3 stars category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu with breakfast plan and 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara with also breakfast with attached bathroom while on trekking on possible places, so let us know. AND WE ARE OPEN TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TOUR AND PACKAGES PRICE AS PER YOUR REQUIREMENTS. International tour leaders are highly encouraged to get discounts and attractive complimentary.

5 days Poon hill trek cost includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer with private vehicle on arrival time.
  • 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu without breakfast.
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trek days
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days.
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
  • Fully escorted trek with English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis.
  • Poon Hill Trek Permits (Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits) and fees for Annapurna trekking tours
  • Latest with updated Poon hill trek map for your hikes. You keep it yourself for soveneur.
  • Pokhara Fewa lake side to Nayapool transfer by private taxi.
  • Ghandruk to Pokhara Bus station (Bus Park) transfer with a available loacl Bus and Bus stop to Phewa lakeside hotel transfer with a private taxi/car.
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs.
  • Insurance of guide and porters.
  • Nepal Government Tax, VAT and as well as Company service charge.

Sunrise Poon hill trek cost exclude :

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Guest’s Personal trekking gear, other hiking equipments .
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note: TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above
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We can organize private Poon hill trekking starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

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Sept 10, 2021 – Sept. 14, 2021
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Sept 20, 2021 -Sept. 24, 2021
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Oct. 05, 2021 -Oct. 09, 2021
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Oct. 25, 2021 -Oct. 29, 2021
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Nov. 10, 2021 -Nov. 14, 2021
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Nov. 20, 2021 -Nov. 24, 2021
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Nov. 30, 2021 -Dec. 04, 2021
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Dec. 10, 2021 -Dec. 14, 2021
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Feb 20, 2022 – Feb. 24, 2022
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March 10, 2022 – March 14, 2022
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March 20, 2022 – March 24, 2022
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April 05, 2022 – April 09, 2022
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April 10, 2022 – April 14, 2022
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April 25, 2022 – April 29, 2022
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May 05, 2022 – May 09, 2022
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Available – Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled

Limited – Only few space available

FAQ

Question: Is pick up service available on my arrival day in Kathmandu?

Answer: Yes sure. Provide us your flight details. Our spokesperson will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

Question: Do I need the experience to do poon hill trek?

Answer: No ! You do not need previous hiking experience to complete this trek. Because hike poon hill is the easiest hikes in Nepal.

Question: What kind of accommodation can I expect on the Poon hill sunrise trek?.

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and on trekking. The rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with a nice mattress and blankets. Be that as it may, we recommend you take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent them while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in the express Poon hill lodge trek?.

Answer: Your journey on Poon Hill Trek, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, rice curry, bread, soups. Likewise, Dinner and breakfast are provided in the same lodge you spend the night every day and Lunch will be provided on the way to the next place where you are going.

Question: How do I get drinking water on poon hill Trek short?.

Answer: There are hotels and shops en route to buy bottled mineral water to drink. But we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of plastic materials. Instead, we advise you to bring Aqua tablets to refine the normal water as the normal water is available at the campsite or in every local village.

Question: Can I charge my digital camera / Phone or other batteries on my trip?.

Answer: Yes, there are changing stations where you can recharge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be suggested.

Question: Are there any wifi facilities on short Poon hill trekking?.

Answer: At the Poonhill trek route, you can get telephone services but they are a bit expensive. Thus, suggest the guest buy a local Sim Card to get 4G internet data service for calls and messages.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Poon hill tea house Trekking?.

Answer: Not yet! So, for the outdoor route, you need to have cash Nepali rupees because credit cards work only in the bigger city areas.

Question: When should I book my trip and what are the payment terms?.

Answer: Our tours book up months in advance, we recommend booking early to avoid any kind of misunderstanding. We will, of course, make every effort to accommodate last-minute bookings.

And regarding the deposit, we prefer a 20% advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the remaining part of the payment can be made on your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on poon hill short trekking?.

Answer: We provide porters to transfer your luggage. As we are a responsible trekking tour operator agency, each of our porters carries a maximum of 25 kilos of your backpack which means 2 guests (12.5 kg luggage of each guest): 1 porter basis.

Question: Pokhara to poon hill distance?.

Answer: The poon hill ridge is the highest hill station area to watch the best sunrise and sunset over the Annapurna mountain range. Travelers can reach there with a 1-day drive and 1 full-day hike. Pokhara to poon hill distance is 61.4 (38 miles) kilometers. Because the distance from Phewa lakeside Pokhara to Nayapool is around 45.4 km (28.2 miles). Likewise, the Kathmandu to Poon Hill distance is around 271 kilometers.

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?.

Answer: When walking in the Annapurna mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give certain distances on each day, nevertheless, you need to prepare roughly about 5 hours to walk each day.

Question: Is it possible for poon hill trek without guide?.

Answer: Splendid Ghorepani trek is the most popular and easy trek difficulty in Nepal. Trekkers can visit poon hill trek without a guide for sure but the trail is connected with several small trails to go to the old villages. So there might be some confusion to find out the right route. Trekking, especially in the winter months cover full of snow and the tiny trail is icy in some parts. To avoid loss and in terms of safety, we recommend you hire at least a guide. It is not a matter of money but having a guide is the right company for your safety as you are traveling into the wilderness Himalayas.

Question: Is it possible to rent a guide? how to hire a local trek guide?.

Answer: Yes of course. If you are not happy to go with the complete full board package about poon hill treks, still you can hire our expert guide to make your holiday tour safer. However, visit a guide and porter hire or email us for your detail travel inquiry.

Question: Do I need walking poles for the Poon Hill sunrise trek?.

Answer: It is better to hike with walking poles. Learn how to use trekking poles for balance and stability, whether on the sidewalk or on trails. Walking poles can help prevent slips and falls. They are just recommended but not compulsory.

Question: How much additional money do I need per day?

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for a lunch/dinner in Kathmandu and it depends on your spending habits. US$ 7 to 10 US$ each day will be enough to buy bottles of water, chocolates, tea coffee, and some drinks while you are on trek.

5 days poon hill trek review

5 day Poon Hill Trek

100% 5 star based on – 305 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

Had the best time on the Poon Hill 5 day trek with Gokyo Treks. Our guide Bharat and also our porter were amazing and made our trek an unforgettable experience. Choosing and booking the trek was made easy by messaging Ammar before our arrival in Kathmandu. He explained the different options full board/ half board etc and gave us advice on what to bring. He regularly checked in to ensure everything was going well throughout our trek. Our guide Bharat was friendly, spoke great English and made sure we were happy and comfortable at all times. In addition to the incredible scenery, we loved that Bharat and Ammar looked after us so well. I can’t recommend Gokyo Treks Nepal and Bharat enough!! – Becca Elsworth, London, England.

Poon Hill trek review

The best poon hill trek

100% 5 star based on – 221 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

I highly recommend Gokyo Treks and expedition in Katmandu. They provided my husband an excellent porter during his 3 passes trek in the Khumbu area. They answered all our mails rapidly and they were very helpful when my husband had some health problems dued to the extreme cold weather at this time of the year (late November), – Anne Claire, Auvers-sur-Oise, France.

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Flexible and Personal service

100% 5 star based on – 212 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

Ammar was able to patiently work with us through all of our planning questions and trip organizing. We were able to personalize our trip even up to the last few days before arrival and while on our beautiful trek.

Ammar has the experience and knowledge to provide personal and flexible plans. Once on the trail I was assured that Ammar, our guide, and our porter definitely had our backs, which made our adventure hassle free. Thanks to Ammar and Goyoko Treks for a life changing trip. Looking forward to returning to beautiful Nepal. – Lisa M. Centennial, Wyoming, United States.

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Best poonhill trek with Nepali Friends

100% 5 star based on – 198 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

Finally…. we did our trekking to Poonhill.

It has long journey for us, and its really worthy…. to see spectacular view all the way to Poonhill . At first we are not sure can we can finish our trek to Poonhill or not because of short time. Together with gokyo trek and expedition, we prepare our journey and route, no doubt they had great experience and make our trekking much easier. – Gusta Honda, Jakarta, Indonesia.

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Very best experience – 5D4N Poonhill Sunrise Trek

100% 5 star based on – 301 Based on TripAdvisor Reviews

Very best experience – 5Days 4nights Poonhill Sunrise Trek We joined 5D4N Poonhill Trek in mid-Dec with Gokyo Treks Nepal and it was an amazing experience.

Ammar has been very responsive since the beginning we got in touch and has been very helpful in making meaningful suggestions. Our guide Ram and porter Prince were both very kind and professional and we had a great time in the Annapurna region. I would recommend Gokyo Treks Nepal to my friends for sure. – Helen Fun Lin, London, UK.

Poon Hill Trek Highlights

  • Poon hill trek offers Annapurna Himalayas within 160 deg angle from poon hill ridge.
  • Stroll through cultivated fields, excellent views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail & more.
  • Natural hot spring and nice waterfalls along the trek routes
  • Meeting the Gurung and other ethnic groups and their local lives.

4 days Poon Hill Trekking Notes

The Poon hill hike information subject to change due to a condition out of our control. This is a simple Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. A physical, technical and natural condition may change this above itineraries.

“What makes Poon Hill Trek special ?”

Opportunities for challenging trekking or hiking and pleasant strolls are scattered all over this planet. You just need to know where to find them. We at Gokyo Treks and Expedition believe in quality services. Your safety and satisfaction is our concern. We are a team of professional, experienced, and licensed local guides who know the destination better than others.

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