Poon Hill Trek

8 Days

If you’ve only got a short time in Nepal but want to see the famous Himalayan range and experience Nepal mountain culture. The Poon Hill Trek is exactly what you’re looking for. Annapurna is truly called as all the best of the trekking in Nepal. This beautiful trek lies north of Pokhara.

The Poon Hill Trek is probably one of the easiest treks in Annapurna Sanctuary which explains its growing popularity. It’s a great trekking route to walk for inexperienced hikers. The 8 days family trek to Annapurna region from Kathmandu. The route is well-marked, there are many guesthouses and restaurants. The facilities on the trek are quite good every guesthouse.

The Poon Hill is one of the best points for a camera to catch the Panoramic Himalaya. Ghandruk, the antique and cultural village and tradition. Poon Hill trek starts from Nayapul after one and half hour drive from Pokhara. The trek passes beautiful villages of Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk. You will enjoy the trek in the spectacular mountain scenery through delightful villages.

The best time to do the Poon Hill trek is from March to May, and September to November. In these months, the weather is clearer and the temperature moderate, when only the morning and evenings are a bit chilly, leaving the days perfectly clear for splendid views of the mountains.

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Overview

  • Best family trip in Nepal
  • Magnificent panoramic mountain views from Poon Hill
  • One of the easiest trekking trail in Annapurna region.
  • Enjoy the lively evenings at Pokhara
  • Trek through the beautiful villages, rice fields, and rhododendron forest
  • Stay in the beautiful villages of Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ghandruk
  • Witness the majestic Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, and other peaks

Itinerary

Once you land at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), Himalayan Trip representatives will kindly receive you and take you to your hotel, in a private car. After checking in, you can either explore this vibrant and exciting city on your own, or, take a cozy rest at your hotel.
Himalayan Trip will take a morning flight to Pokhara, with magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna and many others. We will then drive for one hour to Nayapul where we start our poon hill trek. We follow the south bank of the river, passing through sub-tropical valley forests and crossing the Modi Khola on a high suspension bridge. We continue to ascend on this trail until we reach the village of Tikhedhunga where we will spend the night.
We leave the small village of Thikedhungga, crossing the small suspension bridge across the deep gorge to start your steep ascent up to Ulleri. Fortunately there are steps all the way which makes this tough climb slightly easier. After Ulleri, the trail continues winding its way through the rhododendron forests, passing beautiful waterfalls and we climb up, and down a little, enjoying the views of Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail) peeking out high above the lush green hillsides. Eventually we reach the village of Ghorepani and are rewarded with breath-taking views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna range.
We will set off in the dark this morning to ascend Poon Hill, renowned as one of the best view points in Nepal. The trail climbing to Poon Hill's viewpoint is steep, but it is well rewarded with spectacular views of Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and the Annapurnas as the sun rises. We then begin our descent down to Tadapani through rhododendron forests with beautiful views of the high mountains and lush green valleys.
We will trek down further through the village of Ghandruk, which is famous for its high population of Ghurkhas who now own many of the lodges in this region.
Excursion takes participants on a descending, downhill adventure through villages and intricate meadows before arriving at the wonder-filled Syauli Bazaar then Nayapul. The day concludes with a return-drive to Pokhara.
After breakfast, We will take a short sightseeing in Pokhara. After lunch, we will drive to the Pokhara Airport and fly back to Kathmandu. After checking in Hotel. You will have free time in the afternoon, and in the evening; Himalayan Trip will treat you to a farewell dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant whilst enjoying a cultural dance. <i>Flight: 25min to Kathmandu | Breakfast, Hotel, Dinner – Included.</i>
The day has come to leave this remarkable country. Our representatives will transfer you to the airport from where you’ll board a flight to your next destination. Bid farewell to this country of Himalayas with plans to visit next time. Because, once is never enough!

Cost Includes:

  • Airport Pick up and drop off by Private vehicle.
  • 2 nights twin sharing hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
  • 1 night twin sharing hotel in Pokhara on BB plan
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu both way flight ticket
  • Pokhara sightseeing by private vehicle
  • Food (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) and Accommodation on twin sharing basis during Trekking
  • Private transport to and from Nayapul
  • English speaking guide
  • Necessary Porter (One porter for two person)
  • Insurance for Himalayan Trip Staff
  • Himalayan Trip T-Shirt and Duffel bag
  • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permits
  • Last night farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare
  • Nepal Visa Fees
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry etc
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.

Frequently asked Questions

What mountains can i see from Poon Hill?

From the view point of poon hill you can see the Annapurna South 7,219 Meter, Machapuchare 6,993 Meter, Hinchuli, Annapurna III, Dhampus peak, Dhulariri II, and many other tall peaks can be seen from here. This is located 270 km west from Kathmandu (The capital of Nepal).

Can I see Everest from Poon Hill?

No, Poon Hill is in central Nepal, in the Annapurna region, near the town of Pokhara. Parts of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek are nature trails, heading through rhododendron forests with rainforest-like foliage all around you.

How long is the Poon Hill Trek?

The Poon Hill trek is a 4 – 5 day hike in the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal. It takes a moderate level of fitness to complete, and the max elevation is 3,210 meters (so there’s no real risk of altitude sickness).

How far is Poon Hill from Pokhara?

With vibrant color changing skies you will be able to view the best 360-degree panoramic view from Dhaulagiri to Annapurna mountain peaks. Poon Hill is at 3,210 meters above sea level. The distance between Ghorepani to Poon Hill is just 1.5 km (1 mile). It takes around 45 minutes to an hour to reach the top.

What is the best time to trek Poon Hill?

The spring and autumn season are best time of the year to trek Poon Hill and also are called as regular trekking season in Nepal. The weather and climate are suitable and perfect during both seasons. The best time of the year to trek in Poon Hill or any place in Nepal is considered to be in the month of October.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

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Poon Hill Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 3,210m/10,532ft
  • 2-15 people
  • Fly In / Fly Out
  • Short Family Treks
  • January - December