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  • Duration 8 Days
  • Destination Nepal

What To Expect

  • Take the relaxation time at the lakeside of Pokhara and enjoy the surrounding views
  • Immerse into the customs of Gurung Villages
  • Walk along the rhododendron forest
  • Enjoy the awe-inspiring sights of sunrise over the mountain ranges from the Poon Hill

Poon Hill Trek is a mix of diverse colors trails into the lower part of the Annapurna region. It is a popular short excursion. It is the ideal destination for anyone who seeks the mesmerizing sunrise that highlights the majestic mountain ranges including Annapurna (8091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Nilgiri, and other awestruck peaks.

Annapurna Poon Hill Trekking is the best option for those who have a limited-span of the holiday. It suits also trekkers who have altitude sickness and want to walk not very long. However, the Poon Hill Trekking 4 days can be the best trekking experience ever.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking begins from Nayapul after having a short drive from Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful city surrounded by the Himalayas and set on the bank of Fewa Lake where your trek ends too. So, having a cup of tea with enjoying the beauty of Pokhara is indescribable.

However, the Poon Hill Tea House Trekking ascends along the terraced farmlands and the rhododendron forest in the initial time and reaches Ghorepani. It is a wonderful place and is mainly populated by the Gurung tribes. The lodges are very best at this place.

Apart from it, the Ghandruck is the most enchanting Gurung Village that lies on the Annapurna Poon Hill Trekking trail. It is the center of ethnic-cultural prosperity. So, the Poon Hill trekkers can get an opportunity to know and experience very closely about such ethnic groups, and their culture as well as feels their warm welcome. The Old Gurung Museum is also located there.

Poon Hill is one of the perfect viewpoints of the Annapurna region and the final destination of this trekking. It is much incredible that it shows the very fine views of the sunrise over the marvelous mountains. Poon Hill's elevation is 3210m.

Furthermore, walking up and down hills is tiring work. The dense forests of oak and rhododendron, the eye-catching birds flying, green hills, etc are the further attractions of the Poon Hill Trekking Nepal.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in spring and autumn is most desirable, though, it is possible in all the seasons. Poon Hill Trekking accommodation and food can be considered cheap ones.

Poon Hill Trekking without a guide is not a very hard job. The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking map shows the route in a very clear way. So, any trekker can join this by making their own Poon Hill Trekking Itinerary. To join this trekking, the tourist needs to have the Poon Hill Trek Permit first.

The Poon Hill Trekking is a completely rewarding trekking trail in the lower part of the Annapurna region. If you have an interest in this trekking package, please feel free to contact Rising Adventure. We customize it at any time according to your requirements.

Itinerary
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Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

Poon Hill Trek Itinerary is one of the shortest-day itineraries in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The days include almost all the normal features of the Annapurna zone.

Though the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek itinerary is of ten days, the trekking days are only 5 days. Besides, we can add it also with other trekking destinations of the Annapurna region in order to make it a bit longer if our valued guests require it. As a result, the mountain views can be seen very closely.

  • Accommodation3 star Hotel
  • Maximum Altitude1350 m

Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by the representative from Rising Adventure at the arrival gate and transferred to the hotel.

  • Accommodation3 star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude800 m

The Tourist bus to Pokhara leaves at 7 am from Kathmandu. So, your trekking guide will pick up you at 6:30 am from the hotel. You will reach Pokhara within around 6-hour traveling passing through the magnificent beauty of hills, rivers, and mountains. A beautiful valley set on the banks of the Phewa Lake, Pokhara is also popular for its panoramic views of Annapurna, Machapuchare (shape of fish tail) in the north, and Dhaulagiri in the west, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu in the east.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1960 m

Your trek will embark from the place called Naypul just 1-hour drive on a private vehicle from Pokhara. It takes almost 15 minutes to reach Birethati(1,015m) which is a large village with shops and teahouses. You will continue your trek up until you won’t reach Tikhedunga(1,570m) walking along the Bhurungdi River. Then you will ascend to Ulleri about (1960m/ 6430ft) above sea level, covered with a large number of ethnic groups, especially Magar.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2860 m

Your trek will move up towards Bhanthati(2,250m) and then Nangethanti(2,460m) via the majestic forest of oak and the national flower of Nepal called Rhododendron. Finally, you will reach Ghorepani.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2700 m

Today, you will go for hiking of an hour to Poon Hill at 3,210m, a vantage point for looking at the scenic sunrise over the ranges of the high Himalayas. So, you will hike very early in the morning, spend almost 1 hour, and come back to Ghorepani for having a hot breakfast. Then you will ascend to Deurali(2,960m) along the ridges and through the beautiful forests of pine and rhododendron. After that, we descend to Banthanti, then turn off to Tadapani.

  • AccommodationTea House
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1940 m

It takes almost 3 hours to reach Ghandruk, which is full of ethnic Gurung people. So, you will descend to Ghandruk through the forest of rhododendron as well as alpine flowers. From Ghandruk, you can see the beautiful views of Annapurna South, Fishtail, Machchhapuchchhre, and so on. In the evening, you will observe as well as enjoy the traditional dance of local people.

  • Accommodation3 star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast and Lunch
  • Maximum Altitude800 m

Today is the last day of your trekking. So, you will continue your trek until Nayapul and reach Pokhara after an hour's drive.

  • Accommodation3 star Hotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude1350 m

The leaving time of the Tourist Bus in Pokhara is also at 7:30 am. So, your trekking guide will pick up you at Tourist Bus Park at 7:00 am as same as before. Then you will come back to Kathmandu following the same route and time.

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary?

Are you interested in planning a custom trip? Feel free to contact us.

Inclusions
Cost Includes
  • Airport pick-up and drop by private vehicle
  • Tourist bus tickets (Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu)
  • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by private car
  • English-speaking, experienced, friendly, and knowledgeable trekking guide during the trip (Salary, food, accommodation, and insurance)
  • Three meals a day during the treks (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) according to your choice
  • Accommodation during the treks
  • All necessary paper works, permits, and TIMS cards for trekking
  • All the government taxes
  • Farewell dinner after completing the trekking

Note: As per your requirement, we can manage the hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. The sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara can also be organized on request. 

Cost Excludes
  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel Insurance
  • Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Tips for guide
  • Porter
  • All your personal expenses and other expenses which are not mentioned in the trip "Cost includes"
Things to Know

Getting to Poon Hill

Firstly, you need to have six hours of driving to the beautiful Pokhara Valley from Kathmandu. You can also have a short flight (20 minutes) from Kathmandu to Pokhara. 
Pokhara is a wonderful city, located in the Western part of Nepal. It is the second-largest valley in Nepal after Kathmandu. This place is surrounded by majestic mountains and the Phewa lake. 
As per the itinerary, you will have almost 6 hours of walking per day. So, you will have half an hour of driving to Nayapul from Pokhara in the beginning. Then your actual trek will start. From Nayapul, you will trek to Ulleri and then to Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, you will have a hike to Poon Hill and trek down to Tadapani and finally to Nayapul. Then the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek ends there. 
Afterward, you will come back to Pokhara by retracing the previous roadways.

Requirements for entering Poon Hill

As it is already well-known that Ghorepani Poon Hill lies in the Annapurna region of Nepal. So, you need to buy a permit card means ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) and TIMS (Tourist Information Management System) card.
Both cards can be bought from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or in Pokhara. In order to make a Poon Hill Trek Permit and TIMS, you must submit a photocopy of your passport and 2 copies of your passport-size photo.

Altitude Sickness & Acclimatization

Poon Hill is one of the easiest trekking destinations in the lower elevation of the Annapurna region in Nepal. It is 3,210 meters above sea level and this is the highest point of this trekking. 
Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) can happen to anyone though, it is a lower altitude trek. But our itinerary is prepared by Experts concerning mountain sickness. Our itinerary allows adapting the thin air of the mountain continuously. So, you will not feel any kind of unfavorable effects of AMS, but you may feel a bit of headache or sniffle.
For getting used to the thin air of newer places, you must trek slowly and steadily. One thing you need to remember is that you must make your body hydrated by drinking lots of water, tea, soup, etc and it helps to get rid of altitude sickness.
Besides, taking Diamox will also help you if you get Acute Mountain Sickness.

Poon Hill Trek Distance

The total Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking distance is approximately 50 kilometers. It starts from Nayapul, Pokhara, and ends there as well. But this trek route does not repeat the same trail. The Distance is written in Kilometers. Please, check the following;

       Trek Route

         Distance (approx:)

   Time

    Altitude

Nayapul to Ulleri

12 km

5-6 hours

1960 m

Ulleri to Ghorepani

8 km

5-6 hours

2860 m

Ghorepani to Poon Hill

to Tadapani

7 km

6-7 hours

2700 m

Tadapani to Ghandruk

9 km

4 hours

1940 m

Ghandruk to Nayapul

14 km

4 hours

1070 m

Best Time To Travel
Poon Hill is trekking in the lower elevation of the Annapurna region in Nepal. So, every day is preferable for this trekking.
However, March, April, May, September, October, and November are the best time to travel in Nepal, especially in the Himalayan region. During these months, the weather remains dry and sunny. The days are warm and the nights are chill. So, the mountain looks very clear even from a far distance. 
Besides, September and October are the Nepalese greatest festive seasons like Teej, Dashain, and Tihar. These festivals are celebrated by Hindus. They celebrate by dancing, singing, merry-making, and eating delicious foods.
If you are okay with some discomforts, the Poon Hill trek is possible even in off-seasons like in winter and monsoons. But these times are crowded free totally.

Drinking Water

Every trekker must know that drinking sufficient water helps to keep the body hydrated and reduces the risks of AMS. Having almost 4 liters of water including all kinds of fluids per day while trekking is enough for one.
But one must be concerned about clean and safe drinking water. Besides, you can get many safest drinking water places like filtered and boiled. But you need to pay an extra amount for getting such water, especially at the higher elevation. So, Rising Adventure highly recommends using reusable bottles with the water purification tablets like iodine, and chlorine. or others in order to purify the water. That would be the safest and the cheapest way as well.

Wi-Fi and Internet

Regarding internet connectivity, it is accessible in the Annapurna sectors of Nepal. You can get Wi-Fi in every place except somewhere. But it may not work properly in high altitude areas and you need to pay an extra amount too for using it, especially in the higher elevation.
So, Rising Adventure strongly recommends using the Nepalese SIM card and purchasing the data instead of loading wi-fi. It would be cheaper as well as accessible easily. And our company will provide you the SIM card at free of cost for your entire trip.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Packing Lists
It is a lower-elevated trekking destination. So, you may not need to have a heavy backpack. Some of the non-useable trekking gear in the future can be hired in Thamel, Kathmandu. So, you do not need to waste your heavy amount. Besides, you can leave your spare luggage at the hotel or at our office free of cost while going trekking.
So, please, check the following trekking clothes and equipment lists;

  • Trekking Boot
  • Trekking Pants
  • Waterproof Bag Cover
  • Waterproof Jacket and Trousers
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece Jacket
  • Inner Tharmel set
  • Warm Socks 
  • Underwear
  • Sunglass
  • Sunscreen
  • Woolen Cap
  • Sun Hat
  • Head Lamp
  • Warm Gloves
  • Water bottle
  • Water purifier
  • Seasonal sleeping bag, etc.

Travel Insurance

It is well known that the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek only reaches 3210 meters above sea level. So, suffering from Acute Mountain Sickness is rare on this trek. However, AMS may happen even there due to the thin mountain air.
Therefore, travel insurance is a mandatory thing before joining this trip, though Rising Adventure takes care of you. Besides, your insurance policy must cover the cost of all kinds of injuries and altitude sickness as well as the Helicopter evacuation in case of emergency.
At last, please keep in mind that we do not sell any kind of insurance policy.

Poon Hill Trek  FAQs
  • It is well known that Poon Hill is not a difficult trekking destination. So, a trekker does not need any kind of previous trekking experience. But ascending and descending pathways may be tiring work. 
    However, a trekker must be fit and fine physically and mentally.

  • Spring and autumn seasons are the best times to trek to Poon Hill. Because the weather remains warm and clear during these periods and the views look crystal clear.

  • We advise you to take water purification tables as well as a reusable water bottle during trekking. It would be healthier and cheaper too because you need to pay extra for having boiling or clean water, especially in the higher elevation.

  • Yes, there is local support for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Because this trekking promotes local tourism. Rising Adventure usually uses the porter and guide from the destined location. As a result, they can get a job and earn some money.

  • Poon Hill Trek is one of the easy trekking trails in the Annapurna region. So, anyone can do this trek even solo. But hiring at least a guide or a porter is advisable because it can be very helpful.

  • Yes, you can see Mt. Annapurna from Poon Hill. That's why, this hill is popular as a vantage point for seeing the mountains like Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and other towering peaks.
    Mt. Fishtail and Hiuchuli can also be seen during trekking from Ghandruk.

  • Poon Hill is popular for its golden sunrise and sunset views over mesmerizing Himalayas like Mt. Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other unnamed peaks.

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    Best trip ever !!!

    One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever been to, our guide was really nice and helpful he did anything to make us feel at home, at first we didn’t know much about him but then he was like a brother to me, i honestly did not expect this adventure to be one of the best experience in my life, Chandan thank you for everything brother.

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