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Poon Hill Trekking

Poon Hill Trekking

Poon Hill trekking facts

  • Duration of Trip: 7 Days
  • Trekking Days: 5 Days
  • Type of Trek: Teahouse / Lodge stay
  • Max. Altitude: 3210 m
  • Grade of Trek: Easy

Poon Hill Trek – 7 Days
‘Poon Hill trek offers Great sunrise and sunset views that rise up through the huge Annapurna Himalayan range’. The sights leave you feeling so good and breathless in this unique experience!
The chocolate box Poon Hill Trek – 7 days is rated “Easy” though a little difficult at 3,190m. Poon Hill Trek offers hikers’ brilliant views of a wide choice of Himalayan peaks. From Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545ft) and Annapurna South at (7,219m/23,693ft) to Gangapurna at (7,455m-24,457ft), the sights are simply stunning. Moreover, Annapurna III (7,555m-24,787ft), Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) at 6,997m, Manaslu 8,163m and the Dhaulagiri range can also be seen. These majestic snowy peaks rise from the earth high above the rolling green hills and valleys. Your trip begins with a 141 kilometres drive by a tourist coach to the ‘City of Lakes’’, Pokhara. Encountersnepal.com will guide you on this lovely scenic adventure.
Your Poon Hill Trek 7 days begins with an interesting 62 kilometre drive from the scenic lakeside town of Pokhara. We head down to the start point of our trek at Nayapul. Our Poon Hill trek itinerary goes through areas of warm but pleasant climate. After that, we pass charming farming villages with their lush terrace fields. Likewise, we enjoy the sights of beautiful waterfalls that dive gracefully down the hillside. Meanwhile, our Poon Hill trek heights are “reasonable” and everyone can do it, even those with physical problems. The common breaks of climbing and downhill hiking along winding paths are comfortable on the body. There are also a few striking suspension bridges to cross which all add to the sense of adventure. Additionally, it allows us to enjoy the drama and beauty of the waterways running below the bridges. The deep green riverside’s they create are so eye catching.
Following a steady climb, we reach Ghorepani village with its blue houses, where you find cosy colourful teahouses for trekkers. The town Ghorepani, originally spells as “Ghodepani”, meaning ‘horse water’. This is where the mules, caravans and horses stop for water on this famous route. Ghorepani offers terrific views of the world’s seventh highest mountain, Dhaulagiri, (meaning “Beautiful White Mountain”) at 8,167 metres. Well before dawn, we rise for a one hour hike uphill through rhododendron, pine and fir forest. We must reach Poon Hill at 3,190 metres as early as possible. From atop the hill, we get a stunning 360º view of all the snowcapped, giant mountains through a fantastic sunrise. This is what the Poon Hill Trek season for trekkers is all about. The surrounding scenery leaves you gasping for breath! After a great hiking experience full of memorable moments, we head back to Pokhara with lifetime memories.

 

Trip Itinerary:

Day 01: Kathmandu to Pokhara: 
Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Stay overnight in Pokhara at a hotel.

Day 02: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1577m):
About 45 kms drive from Pokhara via Naudanda, Kande, and Lumle village up to Nayapul. From where the trail descends steeply to Birethanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola. Lunch will be served at Ramghai and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Stay overnight at Tikhedhunga at a teahouse. Walking distance is 5 hours.

Day 03: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2855m):
The trail ascends to Ulleri village more pleasantly through Rhododendron forest arrive at the top of Ghorepani pass & stay overnight at a teahouse. Walking distance is 6 hours.

Day 04: Ghorepani – Poon hill (3210m) – Tadapani (2650m.):
The guide will wake you up early morning for 6-hour walk up to Tadapani via Poonhill. Poonhill is one of the best viewpoints in Nepal from where one may witness the sunrise for a lifetime memory & 30 snow capped peaks including the whole Annapurna range. Stay overnight at Tadapani at a teahouse. Walking distance is 6 hours.

Day 05: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1960m):
This area is the finest & most famous trekking area of Nepal. The Annapurna ranges & Machhapuchre (Fishtail) dominates the mountain views through glimpses farther east to Lamjung Himal & the Manaslu range. The trial descends through huge boulders into the maze of trails around Ghandruk at 1960 meters. Stay overnight at Ghandruk at a teahouse. Walking distance is 4 hours.

Day 06: Ghandruk to Pokhara via Birethanti (1040m):
Descending Pokhara via Birethanti one can see mules loaded with goods en route. Walking distance is 5 hrs. Continue walk up to Nayapul (New-bridge) & drive to Pokhara for two hours.

Day 07: Pokhara to Kathmandu: 
Drive  back to Kathmandu.

Price Includes:

  • Annapurna Conservation Entry Permits
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS Cards)
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-kathmandu by tourist bus
    Three mean a day breakfast launch dinner Tea coffee as well
  • Accommodation in mountain at tea house lodge
  • Trekking begin and end point by car
  • Guide: English speaking, insured, registered, well-equipped, salary, food and accommodation
  • 2Night hotel in Pokhara 
  • Emergency co-operation service, 
  • Medical kit box
  • safe drinking water

Price Excludes:

  • Bar & beverage bills,
  • Personal expenses. bottled water, desserts, shower, insurance, rescue,  personal clothing,
  • Any additional services requested and tips to the staff.

Useful Information

How long is the Poon Hill Trek?
The Poon Hill trek has 5 days of trekking and a total of 7 days with trekking and transportation. 5 days are spend trekking from Tikhedungha to Ulleri, Ulleri to Ghorepani, Ghorepani to Tadapani, Tadapani to Ghandruk, and last Ghandruk to Birethanti.

How hard is Poon Hill Trek?
The Poon Hill trek is considered as one of the easiest short treks in Nepal, and can be done by young and old, novice or experienced trekkers. As the Poon Hill trek only consists of 5 days of light hiking the difficulty is set as easy!

How far is Poon Hill from Pokhara?
Exact 35.9 kilometers is the distance from Pokhara to Poon Hill. A 45min drive from Pokhara takes you up to Nayapul from where the trek starts towards Tikhedungha, from there it’s up to Ulleri and Ghorepani which is just at the foot of Poon Hill.

How far is Poon Hill from Ghandruk?
Ghandrukis just 8 to 10 hours of trekking away from Poon Hill and is located more east than Poon Hill. One can reach Ghandruk in 2 days trekking; Poon Hill or Ghorepani to Tadapani 5- 6 hours of trekking, Tadapani to Ghandruk 3 to 4 hours of trekking!

What mountains can you see from Poon Hill?
The mountains you can see from Poon Hill are some of the best in the Annapurna’s, east you can see the famous fishtail mountain, Mt Machhapuchhare 6,993m, in the center Annapurna south 7,219m with Hinchuli, Annapurna III, Dhampus Peak and west Mt Daulaghiri!