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Poon Hill Trek

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A most demanding Poon Hill Trek is located at an altitude of 3210m, a best hill station to explore sunset and sunrise over the massive Annapurna range. Reaching at Poonhill, you see the outstanding Himalayan view of Mount Annapurna 1st 8,091 meters is the tenth highest mountain and Dhaulagiri Ist mountain 8,167 meters is the seventh highest mountain in the world.

Furthermore, the hill station is located above the local caste called Poon-Magar inhabitants of Ghorepani and surrounding Rhododendron forest. Besides that, you can visit Poon hill station hiking, through the blooming forest of Rhododendrons and bamboo forest and as well as tiny villages like Gurung and Magars.

Among the top viewpoints of Nepal, poonhill is just majestic and possibly reach within a day after a long drive either from Kathmandu or Pokhara town. Poon Hill hikes, one of Nepal’s most admire viewpoints. Offering epic Himalayan views, Poon Hill is a popular destination for trekkers in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Most people hike to reach poon hill station – poon hill tower in the morning to catch the glimpse of the sunrise over the Annapurna range.

Moreover, Spring trek at Ghorepani or Poonhill will be very interesting while the whole forest turns red, pink, and white with rhododendron flowers. Hike to Poon Hill equally popular as a mini Annapurna express trekking tour possibly done in any time throughout the year.

Why people choose Poon hill trek?

It is easy but combines with the great scenery of Annapurna family with great landscapes and the Gurung Cultural and other Natural heritages starting from 800 m low elevation to 3200 meters with relatively short distances at a more relaxed pace. It is easy grading and family basis of trekking tours. The trail offers comfortable accommodation is available at the lodges run by the local inhabitants.

The trek begins from Pokhara and it includes all meals, road-head transport, services of English speaking local trekking guide and porters to carry the luggage. You will only need to carry a day-pack and you can walk at your own pace.

Poon hill trek highlights and Himalayan Sights

Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7855m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (7819m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Himchuli (6441m), Dhaulagiri 1 (8163m), Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Nilgiri (6940m), Thapa Peak (6015m), Tukche Peak (6920m), Machhapuchhre (6993)m, Mardi Himal (5588m). Singu Chuli (6500m), Tharpu Chuli (5663m). Gangapurna (7483m), Lamjung Himal (6931m).. etc.

Poon hill trek grading

Poon hill trek soft adventure trekking is appropriate for any trekkers, looking for easy walking. The maximum height of this trek is 3210m on poon hilltop. As it is easy to trek the destination of Nepal, you don’t need any It is not necessary any previous trekking or mountaineering experience and also it is not necessary that you must be young and energetic to do this trekking.

If you are healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours daily, you can easily do this trekking. However, it would be more good to do daily jogging or walking exercise is useful before you depart from your country. Our program has been prepared including rest day and build up gradually, in order to acclimatize to the altitude. On the trek, you can go at your own pace, with plenty of stops for resting.

Poon hill trek covers

Pokhara – Ghorepani Poon hill – Tadapani – Ghaundrung – Dhampus & Sarangkot village

Best season to explore poonhill trekking

January, February, March, April, May, June, September, October, November and December.

The best Poon hill trek outline itinerary

01 Day : Arrival in Kathmandu
02 Day: Drive to Nayapool (8 hours). And trek to Birethanti (30 minute).
03 Day: Trek to Ghorepani village (2675m)- 6 Hours
04 Day: Hike to Poon Hill (3180m.), Trek to Tadapani hill (2650m/), 6 hours
05 Day: Trek to Nayapool. Drive to Pokhara, 6 hours
06 Day: Drive to Kathmandu city
07 Day: Depart Kathmandu

The most demanding Poon hill trek detail itinerary

Our trek to Poon hill is a classical trek with 6 days itinerary compared to most walks in this region. The particular Poon hill trek 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 than ask us for tailor-made itinerary.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu valley

Upon arrival in Kathmandu, Tribhuvan International Airport, we will receive you with private vehicle and transfer to hotel in Kathmandu within B/B plan. Our representative will give you information about ghorepani poon hill trekking programs.

Day 02: Drive to Nayapool (8 hours). And trek to Birethanti, 45 minutes.

Drive to Nayapool by express a comfortable Bus. As we arrive in Nayapool Bazaar, we begin our thrilling Annapurna trek to Birethanti. The route winds through lush green forest & finally, culminate at Birethanti after walking for one hour. In Birethanti, there are well-stocked shops, hotels, cafes, a police check post, a bakery, and a bank, a nice little village town to have fun. This is our first overnight on the mountains.

Day 03: Ghorepani trek (2865m/9,369 feet), 5:30 Hours

We conduct our journey to Tikhedhunga Via Birethanti (1065m.), it is easy to trek passing through several small villages and settlements. After Tikhedunga, we ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. During the journey, you will see the good view of Machhapuchhare known as mount Fish Tail (6997m.), mount Hiunchuli (6441m.) and as well as Annapurna (7219m) south. Now, our trail is quite easier passing through Rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final camp at Ghorepani village.

Day 04: Hike to Poon Hill (3220m/10,530 feet.), Trek to Tadapani hill (2650m/8,666 ft), 7 hours

Today very early in the morning, we hike together to Poon Hill (3232m.) 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.). Likewise, you can see Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snow-capped mountains.

Visiting Poon hill for a photography trip, you can hike down the hill to Ghorepani village for hot breakfast. After breakfast, we trek to Ghandruk village. During the journey, we trek through Rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom.

Day 05: Trek to Nayapool. Drive to Pokhara, 6 hours

From Ghandruk, we walk downhill through the scenic route with views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, and Gangapurna Mountains. We will cross the forest of blooming rhododendron and reach Birethanti from where we will take the downhill walk and follow Modi Khola till we reach Nayapul from where we take a private car or Taxi to get Fewa lakeside in 1 hour 30 minutes.

Day 06: Drive to Kathmandu city

Morning we’ll drive back through the scenic countryside and during the route will stop for breakfast & lunch. It takes 7 hours back to Kathmandu. On arrival at Kathmandu, a guide will transfer to the hotel and rest of the day relax or explore the surrounding areas and overnight at the hotel.

Day 07: Final departure day

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

How much does Poon hill trek cost?

A trek about Poon hill trip price varies according to season group size you are coming with. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and riding buses reduces the trip expenses. For the deluxe and luxury trekking tour plan, we add Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu round trip airfare, 3-star category hotel deluxe air-conditioned room in Kathmandu (BB PLAN).

And 2-star hotel standard accommodation in Pokhara (BB plan) 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 discount and attractive complimentary.

Poon hill trek cost includes:

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • 2 nights twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • 1 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 Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu as a round trip.
  • 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
  • Pokhara Fewa lake side – Nayapool & Return to Fewa lake side transfer by private vehicle.
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary.
  • 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.

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.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • 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

We can organize private Poon hill lodge trek starting at any date that works for you. Please contact us for more information.

Freequently Asked Questions

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

Answer: Yes, sure !! If you provide us your flight details then you should do a request then our representative will come to pick up you at Kathmandu international airport.

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

Answer: Actually for Poon hill trek is suitable for keen trekkers/walkers who are able to walk around 4 or 5 hours in a day, with a lightweight day pack. For this trekking, if you have about little experience would be better.

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

Answer: We provide you tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu and during the trekking routes. the rooms along the routes are clean with a cozy bed with nice mattresses and blankets. However we recommend you to take your own sleeping bags if you have one with you otherwise, you may rent it while you are in Kathmandu.

Question: What kind of food can I expect in this trek?

Answer: All the guest houses/lodges in Annapurna trekking, they have attached restaurant and they cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian such as Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, dhal bhat, bread, soups, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season)
The 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: What opportunities will I have shower along Poon hill trek?

Answer: Yes! You can get a very good hot shower every lodge along the trek routes however if you are on camping trek – we provide you hot water bucket then you will take a bucket shower.

Question: How do I get drinking water on Poon hill trek?

Answer: During the Poon hill trek route there are all places hotels and shops where you can able to buy mineral water and you can buy it for drinking but however we advise against buying mineral water in plastic bottles, as currently there are no provisions for disposing of these. Instead, we provide you with boiled water or bringing chlorine tablets to purify the normal water as the normal water is available in the campsite/along the way.

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

Answer: During the lodge trekking there will be more chances to charge the battery. We recommend you bring an extra pair for in case. Remember to bring your adapters! An extra battery will be recommended.

Question: Is there any communication facilities on Poon hill trek?

Answer: In this trekking route, you can get telephone services as well as internet services as well.

Question: Can I use credit cards in Trekking?

Answer: No! So, for the trekking routes, 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 is the payments terms?

Answer: Because our trips 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 20 % advance deposit of the total price of the trip in order to confirm your reservation before you arrive in Nepal. And the rest of the payment can be made after your arrival in Nepal.

Question: Who will carry my luggage on express Poon hill trek?

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

Question: How much distance do I walk each day?

Answer: When walking in the mountains, the distance you cover each day can vary greatly due to a gradient, terrain, and altitude. As such it is very hard to give specific distances each day, however, you have to be prepared to walk roughly about 5 hours each day.

Question: Do I need walking polls ?

Answer: Walking pools are recommended but not compulsory.

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

Answer: You can allocate US$ 08 – 10 for 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.

Poon hill trek note:

The above Poon hill trek itinerary is subject to change due to conditions beyond our control. This is a Guideline showing tentative camp night stops. 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, well trained and licensed local guides who knows the destination much better than others.

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