Poon hill trek

Poon hill trek

Poon Hill trek memorable easy hike for lifetime with Gokyo Treks

4 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is short, easy, Cheap, beautiful as well as all season trekking trail of Annapurna region, Nepal. This starts from Nayapul and ends at Nayapul. it is very popular trekking destination which gives a splendid view of Annapurna massif and provides an opportunity to interact with local people, their lifestyle, culture, and tradition.

Poon Hill Trek View of Annapurna south through the way from Poon Hill Trek, View from Poon Hill

This trekking trail goes through spectacular and magnificent landscapes, marvelous Gurung and Magar villages, lush green Rhododendron, and forests to Ghorepani. ghorepani 2875m (9435ft.) from here trekkers can see the magnificent and very close view of Annapurna himalayan range


poon hill trek with trekkers at the background Dhaulagiri Mountain

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can be done from 4-5 day to 8-9 days. It is a easy kind of trek so most of the people can do it. to do this trek it does not require any fitness.

The easy trek starts from Nayapul after one and half hour drive from Pokhara. This trek goes through typical local beautiful villages of Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk. You can enjoy the trek with the spectacular mountain scenery through delightful villages inhabited by Gurungs and Magars people. The viewpoint on Poon hill (3210 Meter) from here you can take the best view of mountains such as Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Annapurna II, III, IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli.

Ghorepani Poon hill trek overview

Here’s a little bit quick overview Poon hill trek.
Days Required: 4 to 8 days
Altitude: 3210 meters (Highest point)
Best Time To Trek: October to May
Costs: Depending on what kind of person you are. If you go organize trek it is expensive. hiring guide and porter is quite cheaper than organize trek. Going a lone is cheaper one but it is quite strange.
Guide and porters: There is no standard price. you can do negotiations.
Tea houses: prices can be vary from one tea house to tea house but are usually they are very cheap.
Food:Set menus are in place for many tea-houses by the local tourism management commitee but they are usually cheap.
Water:you can buy the filter water because due to the plastic avoid policy local have avoided mineral water
People:Local are generally Gurung and Magar people.

Picture from near ghorepani a view of colorful rhododendron forest

Why do people love Ghorepani poon hill Trekking

This is the most popular and easy trekking trail of Nepal as well as comparatively less costly than other routes of Nepal.
Have a look on this info graphics why trekkers like to poon hill trekking

Why poon hill trek

Which Season is best for Ghorepani Poon hill trek ?

Nepal is a whole year destination as the country. It has the various climate in its tiny territory. The extreme heat of Terai in Summer Plains to freezing cold of the Himalayas and the pleasant temperate weather of hills and valleys.
The best season to visit Nepal is subjective and depends on your choice of activities in Nepal. Thus Nepal is all time zone.
There are especially four seasons in Nepal: Spring (March-May), Summer (June-August), Autumn (Late September-November), and Winter (December-February). Here is some idea of the trekking season of Nepal.

Spring Season (March-May)

This season starts when flowers blossom in the forest. In-fact Spring is the most beautiful season of Nepal when nature opens perfectly.

spring season trek Rhododendron forest during the Spring season near Ghorepani
The green hills of Nepal get the cover shades of blossomed Rhododendron of the different color in high hilly region. In the Everest region,, there is a wide range of white Rhododendron. While in Annapurna region pink and purple color of Rhododendron. There are the different type of Magnolia flowers that make a forest white and beautiful. The wild birds and animals come out to relish the blissful spring. This is the best time to view wildlife in Chitwan National Park and Bardia National park


Spring is known as the second-best season for trekking in Nepal. The joyful temperature and the beautiful nature make the trekking in the hills a joyfuthe experience.

Winter (December, January, February)

Winter season is the cold season of Nepal. The temperatures get very low all over Nepal. The nights can be freezing cold as the temperature falls very low after the sunset.

Snowfall is common in the Himalayan and upper hilly region of Nepal.
winter season trekMountain scenery appeared in the Annapurna Himalayan Range During the Winter season in the morning

This is not good season in Nepal. However to do the tour in Nepal is still fantastic, Short trekking can be still done during the winter season, the tour can be done any time of year.

During the winter season the High passes like Thorung La, Larke la, Kang la, Cho la pass will remain closed during the peak winter season. You need to check the details of the place before you plan winter treks.

Summer / Monsoon (June-August)

Monsoon is the busiest season in Nepal because most of the Nepalese people are involved in Agriculture. The countryside is busy with planting rice and other crops for the whole year.

In this season people also plant millet for a floor in the countryside. People also harvest corn in this season.

It is a great opportunity to see Nepalese farms as the farmers sing, play and work together as they plant paddy seedlings.

monsoon season trekPaddy filed during monsoon season of Nepal

Visiting in the countryside, as well as traveling to the mountain may be disturbing due to the cloudy sky, landslides, as well as flood which is common during the period. During this time you can travel talking some good advice, and well prepared.

Even this is monsoon season trekking region like Mustang, Dolpa, and Simikot are still best zone for trekking during this time the reason is Rainshadow area and do not receive the monsoon rain.

Autumn ( October, November ):

This is the best season for the Nepal trek and travel. During this time when most of the travelers visit Nepal to not miss the glance of Nepal.

After monsoon stoops the weather is really cool and the scenery is just awesome that everything is just above the perfect.

During this month there is stable high pressure, giving clear skies, sunshine, warm days and cool nights. The clear skies are great for viewing the beauty of the magnificent mountains.

Autumn season trekMount Manaslu Scenery from the village Lho, Towering in the Height of 8153 Meter, Also known as Japanese Mountain

Thousands of tourist around the globe seek best mountain visibility and adventure trek during Autumn. As a result trekking trails like Everest Base camp, Annapurna circuit trek and many other routes get thousand of tourist.

For Adventure trekkers and photographer this is the best season to achieve their targets.

Autumn season is also a great time to visit the national park in southern Nepal where the temperature is still cooler.

In this period people have a 3 great Festival in Nepal they are namely Dashain, Tihar, and Chath. You can see how they celebrate their festival if you visit Nepal in this perfect season.


Poon hill trek outline itinerary

there are various itinerary of poon hill trek. we have listed most of them here. you can designed the itinerary by your time.


Options 1: Here is 11 days poon hill trek itinerary which is from your arrival to departure.

Day From To Altitude Time Duration
1 Your Destination Kathmandu 1350 M, 4430 FT. Your time
2 Kathmandu Pokhara 800 M, 2625 FT. 7 Hours
3 Pokhara Tikhedhunga 1577 M, 5177 FT. 6 Hours
4 Tikhedhunga Ghorepani 2874 M, 9430 FT. 6 Hours
5 Ghorepani Tadapani 2675 M, 8776 FT. 6 Hours
6 Tadapani Tolka 1650 M, 5413 FT. 7 Hours
7 Tolka Dhampus 1830 M, 6003 FT. 5 Hours
8 Dhampus Pokhara 800 M, 2625 FT. Whole day
9 Pokhara Kathmandu 1350 M, 4430FT 7-8Hours
10 Kathmandu Departure N/A N/A
Options 2: Another one is 6 days poon hill trek This itinerary covers your arrival to departure. Some people also says 4 days poon hill trek to it.

Day From To Altitude Time Duration
1 Your Destination Kathmandu 1350 M, 4430 FT. Your time
2 Kathmandu Tikhedhunga 1577 M, 5177 FT. 5.30 Hours
3 Tikhedhunga Ghorepani 2874 M, 9430 FT. 6 Hours
4 Ghorepani Tadapani 2675 M, 8776 FT. 6 Hours
5 Tadapani Pokhara, Kathmandu 800 M, 2625 FT. Whole day
6 Kathmandu Departure N/A N/A
Options 3: this is 4 days poon hill trek from pokharaThis itinerary does not includes your arrival to departure. 3 days poon hill trek from pokhara is the shortest itinerary. Some people also says 3 days poon hill trek to it.

Day From To Altitude Time Duration
1 Pokhara Tikhedhunga 1577 M, 5177 FT. 5.30 Hours
2 Tikhedhunga Ghorepani 2874 M, 9430 FT. 6 Hours
3 Ghorepani Pokhara 800M 6 Hours

Benefits of poon hill trek

As compare to other trekking trails of Nepal, it is short and very easy for all. Most of the tourist can do easily. There are many benefits which are mentioned below

  • It has a many accommodation and hotel in the route
  • People are so friendly in this route of Poon hill trek
  • It is the easiest trekking trail of Nepal
  • Trekkers can hire horses as well as porter any time they like
  • There are stone paved stairs on the way so it is easier
  • Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Dhaulagiri 8167M, Mt Annapurna 8091M, Annapurna south 7219M, Fishtail(Holy Mountain 7000M) and many other peaks can be seen within a very short distance
  • You can do this trek even with the children
  • Trekkers have to pay just ACCAP Permits as well as TIMS Permits which is just 30$
  • The highest point the Trek is just 3210M from the sea level
  • You can see the biggest forest of rhododendron tree, if you go to February end, March and April whole forest is full of Flowers.
  • Most of the hotel, they have a WI-FI
  • There is a communication everywhere on this trek route
How difficult is Poon Hill trek?

This is very easy trekking in Nepal. It is suitable for everybody. People who haven’t done any previous trekking before this trek or haven’t done any physical exercise can do this trek easily. It does not require big stamina or perfect body for walking however it has a lot of steps to climb up which needs stamina. Nobody gets altitude sickness in this trek but other problem like diarrhea, food poison, headache, vomiting can occur for another reason.

Food, drink and accommodation in Poon Hill trek?

You can get any types of western food in this trail. Every hotel has its own menu which is prepared by their village tourism management committee so there is no variation in food. You can even buy fruits like apple and banana in the trekking. Trekkers can get any types of chocolate, dry foods, and snacks in trekking. You can only get safe drinking water on this trail because villagers have banned for a plastic water bottle so it would be nice if you bring water purification tablet with you. If you don’t believe in safe drinking water you can use purification tablet. For the accommodation in this trail, you can get a nice accommodation better than others trekking route of Nepal. Every hotel has a heating system in a dining hall.

When to do Poon Hill trek?

From September to mid-December (autumn) and mid-February to mid-June (spring) are the best time to trek to Annapurna Base Camp. June to August is the rainy months of Nepal however people also do Poonhill trekking. In spring and autumn the weather generally is good but sometimes it gets bad this is the just exceptional case.

Poon Hill trek Highlights

  • Seven-hour scenic drive to Pokhara on the way you would see trisuli river and rafting at River Trisuli.
  • Splendid fewa Lake which is one of the Largest lake of Nepal and in the middle of Lake there is Hindu Shrine called tal Barahai Temple.
  • Enchanting Sunrise and Panoramic view of Mt. Dhaulagiri to Mt Fishtail from Poon hill (3210m
  • Close up view of Mt Machhapurchhre(6993 meters), Annapurna I(8091meter), Annapurna south (7,219meter), Dhaulagiri ii(7,751meter), Dhaulagiri III 7715meter, Dhaulagiri iv 7662meter, Dhaulagiri V 7618, Gurja Peak 7193 meter.
  • Beautiful terraces with rice field and farmhouse, Friendly Gurung and Magar people and their hospitality

Poon hill trek itinerary

This is the 10 days poon hill trek itinerary we can customize it with your time frame. this would be longer or shorter as well
  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu

    Welcome you at Tribhuwan International Airport, we will take you by private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Me or My other mates will brief you about the trip.

  • Day 02:Sightseeing in Kathmandu

    It is the second day of your Nepal trip. Sightseeing in Kathmandu means you would have an opportunity to explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites and learn about history and cultures of Nepal. (If you are not interested or have not sufficient time we would not do sightseeing)
    Service Included: Transportation, Hotel Accommodation in Bed and breakfast Plan.

  • Day 03:Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 7 hours Driving

    After having breakfast we will take the taxi or by walk to reach Kantipath where we would take the bus to Pokhara it takes 7 Hours from Kathmandu. During the drive, you will also see the landscape and Trisuli River Rafting as well.
    Service Included: Transportation, Hotel Accommodation in Bed and breakfast Plan

  • Day 03:Drive from Pokhara to Nayapool 1.30 hours then 4 hours trekking to tikhedhunga

    we would have a private vehicle for the express drive to reach Nayapool. As we arrive in Nayapool Bazaar, we begin our trek to Birethanti. The route winds through lush green forest and finally culminates at Birethanti after walking an hour. In Birethanti we check our permits and walk towards tikhedhunga through the Bank of the river. At first, it would be quite harder to adjust with the warm Climate. We continue our journey to Tikhedhunga passing through several small villages and settlements. Afterward, we ascend gently to the final destination of the day
    Service Included: Transportation, Lunch and Dinner

  • Day 04:Trek to Ghorepani village (2874m) 6 Hours

    Today, we climb up more than three thousand stairs at first to reach Ulleri (2070m.) from Ulleri climb slowly ascend up to Banthanti. During the journey, you will see a fantastic view of Machhapuchhare known as mount Fish Tail (6997m.), mount Hiunchuli (6441m.) Now, our trail is quite easier passing through Rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final Destination Ghorepani village
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

  • Day 05:Hike to Poon Hill (3210m/10,497 ft) Then Trek to Tadapani (2675 M, 8776 FT) 6 hours

    Today very early in the morning around 4.45 am we hike together to Poon Hill (3210m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7995m and other numerous snow-capped mountains in the morning then trek down to Ghorepani. Heaving Breakfast we trek further to Tadapani village passing several tiny villages such as a Deurali, Banthanti, and forest of Rhododendron. the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

  • Day 06:Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Tolka 5 hours

    After heaving the breakfast early in the morning we trek down via rhododendron and oak forest to Ghandruk where there are many hotels and muesuem as well. we go even down from there 1 hour further to modi river. Half hour climbing to Landruk a gurung village from there the trail goes slightly climb continuously to durbin Tolka
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

  • Day 07:Tolka to Dhampus hill station, 5 hours

    After Breakfast, we will climb steps through the forest until Pothana (People start Mardi Himal Trekking from Pothana ie Here ) and walk down to Deurali Villages. Deurali hill station 2500 m gives you pleasant views of mystical Pokhara valley in the south and the Annapurna range in the north. Then you descend downhill walking to Dhampus (1830m), another beautiful Gurung village
    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Accommodation

  • Day 08:Explore Sunrise and trek descend to Pokhara and Sightseeing.

    After having breakfast we trek down to Pokhara and starts to Sightseeing at Davis Falls, World Peace Stupa, International Mountain Museum and Back to Hotel
    Service Included: Breakfast, Bed

  • Day 09:Drive (7 hours) to Kathmandu city

    The morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast and lunch.
    Service Included: Breakfast, Bed

  • Day 10:Back to your own country

    Service Included: Breakfast, Accommodation

Poon Hill trek cost includes

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 3 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 2 night Tourist standard accommodation in Pokhara within Bed with Breakfast Plan
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
  • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permits for Trekking tours
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs

Annapurna base camp trekking cost excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • all kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • 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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Poon Hill trek facts

  • Grade:Easy
  • Duration:11 Days
  • Accommodation: By requirement
  • Trip Style:Tea House
  • RegionAnnapurna
  • MealsFull Board on trek
  • Altitude3210M ie 10532ft
  • Group-Size1-18 Person
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Route:Pokhara-Nayapool-Tikhedhunga-Ulleri-Banthanti, Nangethanti, Tadapani, Ghandruk, Landruk, Tolka, Deurali, Pothana, dhampus, Phedi

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