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Poon hill trek

Poon hill trek

Poon Hill trek memorable easy hike for lifetime with poonhillguide

Well! you want to do the most beautiful easy trek Nepal?
That is cool, then Poon hill trek is the best trek destination.
Why is this?
Poon Hill trek is very short and easy trekking which starts from Nayapul and ends at Nayapul. it is very popular trekking destination which gives a splendid view of Annapurna Himalayan range and provides an opportunity to interact with local people, their lifestyle, culture, and tradition.
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


Cheap Poon Hill Trek View of Annapurna south through Deurali top, Nilgiri and Fishtail can be also seen from here

Natural experience of Poon Hill trek

the trail is unique and awesome for a natural experience. It has a very diversified environment from the Birethanti to Ghorepani. Birethanti is lowland where people can plant rice while in Ghorepani just seasonal vegetable. In a lower part of the trek, you can see a rice field, maize crops field, wheat crops, mustard field, millet and seasonal fruit like mango, litchi, guava, papaya, orange, lemon, banana and much more fruit. While on Ghorepani you can see different temperate and sub-alpine plant like oak, Rhododendron and many other herbs and shrubs. From Ghorepani, we will hike poon hill 3210m(10531ft) where you can have a spectacular of, Mt Annapurna 8091m (26545ft), Annapurna South 7219(23684ft), Annapurna III 7555m (24786ft), Gangapurna, 454m(24458ft), Holy and beautiful mountain 6997m( 22956ft) and many another mountains. From many places, you can see mountain vista on this route.

Why do people love poon hill trek

This is the most popular and easy trekking trail of Nepal as well as comparatively less costly than other routes of Nepal.
It has totally beautiful landscapes as well as green forest in each place that you go. Here are some reason why people love poon hill trek

  • 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
Ghandruk Gurung Museum at Poon Hill trek

Ghandruk is a big Gurung inhabitants village. You can see Gurung custom and tradition here as well as beautiful mountain such as a hiuchuli and Annapurna south and fishtail. The most important thing is you can observe is the Gurung museum where their old used stuff and historical thing are placed. This is also an attraction to the trekkers.

Poon Hill trek People and Culture

There are mixes of ethnic groups inhabitants like Brahamins, Newars, Chettri, Magar, Pun, Gurung and others. Most of the people we find in this trail is Gurung. People here in this region takes both religion Hinduism and Buddhism even though they are Buddhist mostly. They celebrate the festival like Dashain, Tihar, Lhosar, Buddhajayenti and so on. Most of the people in this routes do traditional farming occupation but young generation are in the military in a different country’s like England, India, and Singapore

getting Poon Hill trek and away

Like most of the Annapurna region treks, Poonhill trekking also starts from Nayapul and ends at Nayapul. Nayapul is 45KM driving from Pokhara. Pokhara is the entrance to Annapurna region a paradise city of Nepal where people can do relax after and before trekking. pokhara is 7-8 hours from Kathmandu. There are also regular flights to Pokhara by all domestic airlines, which cost USD 122.00 per person. The normal tourist bus cost is around 10$ to Pokhara

Itinerary of Poon Hill trek

Poon Hill trek itinerary will be 5 to 11 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. It can be customized depending on your time. This trekking can be done any time in the year, but June, July weather is not good and fewer people do it. Normally we have planned for 11 days, including 2 days sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara and 2 days to go Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu. According to your time, we can even do this trek in 3 days from Pokhara to Pokhara.

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 outline itinerary

Day From To Altitude Time Duration
1 Your Destination Kathmandu 1350 M, 4430 FT. Your time
2 Kathmandu Kathmandu 1350 M, 4430 FT. Full Day
4 Pokhara Tikhedhunga 1577 M, 5177 FT. 6 Hours
5 Tikhedhunga Ghorepani 2874 M, 9430 FT. 6 Hours
6 Ghorepani Tadapani 2675 M, 8776 FT. 6 Hours
7 Tadapani Tolka 1650 M, 5413 FT. 7 Hours
8 Tolka Dhampus 1830 M, 6003 FT. 5 Hours
9 Dhampus Pokhara 800 M, 2625 FT. Whole day
10 Pokhara Kathmandu 1350 M, 4430FT 7-8Hours

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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