Poon Hill Trek In Spring

Poon Hill Trek in Spring

Poon hill is one of the easiest and shortest trekking trails of Nepal. It is the most famous viewpoint of Nepal and also known as the hill station located in the Annapurna region. The maximum height of the poon hill is 3,210m above the sea level. This trekking is perfect for those who have limited time in Nepal but wants to have trekking experience.

Similarly, early morning climb to poon hill gives trekkers an opportunity to evaluate the stunning sunrise with 360⁰ panoramic view of mountains such as;

Mountains Elevation
Dhaulagiri 8, 167m (26,795ft)
Annapurna I8,091m (26,545ft)
Annapurna II7,937m (26,040ft)
Annapurna III7,555m (24,459ft)
Annapurna South7,219m (23,684ft)
Machapuchre 6,993m (22,943ft)
Gangapurna 7,455m (24,459ft)
Hiunchuli 6,442m (21,132ft)
Nilgiri Hmal7,061m (23,166ft)


Moreover, it is the easiest trekking and has a relatively low altitude below 3,500m which means there is no chance of altitude sickness Hence, there is no age limitation for this trek.

Poon Hill In Spring:

Poon Hill Trek in Spring

Poon hill trek in hot spring is the easiest trekking in the religious trail filled with eye-catching mountains beauty and natural attraction. This trek can be an ideal trek for all kind of trekkers because this trekking doesn’t need any kind of physical or mental training.

Among four seasons in Nepal, the Spring season is the best time to trek to Poon hill. Spring season falls under the month of March, April, and May. These months have a mild temperature, low chance of rainfall, lush green vegetation, and clear blue skies. The highest temperature during the spring season in poon hill is 25°C and the lowest temperature is 5°C i.e. at Ghorepani.

One of the most important advantages of trekking to Poon hill is its favorable climatic conditions. As it’s a low altitude trek, the temperature and weather don’t change as much as in the high altitude trekking spots. During the months of winter, the temperature drops below 0°.

PlaceElevationAverage TemperatureMaximum TemperatureMinimum Temperature
Pokhara9,00m21.7⁰C30⁰C3⁰C
Ulleri1,960m14.8⁰C25⁰C8⁰C
Ghandruk1,931m14.2⁰C31⁰C3⁰C
Ghorepani2,874m13⁰C31⁰C5⁰C


Poon Hill hot spring trek is basically an easy walk through villages and dense rhododendron forest. The forest on the way of poon hill is famous for the different habitat of rhododendron which is the national flower of Nepal. In spite of favorable weather dense rhododendron is the main attraction of this trek.

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Sunrise of Poon Hill in Spring Season:

Poon Hill Trek in Spring

The major attraction of this entire trek is the sunrise view with a mesmerizing snowcapped mountain range. But every trekker can’t evaluate this eye-catching sunrise unless the weather is clean. As the weather is always favorable in this Spring Season, every trekker can evaluate a magnificent sunrise view.

Trekker should wake up around 5 am and get ready to go to the viewing point of Poon hill. The sun slowly starts to emerge with the golden rays on the mountain peaks making an amazing view. Though it is a very unpleasantly cold and huge crowd in the morning, once you witness the mountain peaks shining brightly in the early morning then it seems that all efforts are worthy.

Some trekkers also prefer sunset over sunrise. Sunset in Poon hill offers you a peaceful and warm environment with an awesome view.

Poon Hill Itinerary:

Day-1 Kathmandu to Pokhara:

Pokhara is known as the queen of the city in Nepal and has lots of lakes. It is 200 km away from Kathmandu. You can take a roadway or airway towards Pokhara whereas via roadway it takes 6 to 7 hours whereas via airway it takes 20 min.

Pokhara is located at an elevation of 900m above sea level. You can find all the facilities in Pokhara. You can roam around the lakes and also enjoy the boating. As well as, this has lots of monasteries and museums.

Day-2 Pokhara to Nayapul to Tikhedhunga:


On the second day, you just take 2hrs drive to Nayapul which is 42km away from Pokhara. It is located at an elevation of 1070m above sea level. Here, we show our trekking permit and start our trekking officially.

Tikhedhunga is located at 1,440m above the sea level and it takes approximately 4hrs from Nayapul. After showing trekking permits trekkers will walk through farm villages coming across mules and donkeys. Trekkers can find lots of accommodation options.

Day-3 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

In this day-3 of trekking, trekkers will walk upwards to reach Ulleri village across the moderate size Magar village with typical traditional Nepalese houses made of muds and stones. There is a popular uphill with 3,200 stone steeps from Tikhedhunga to Ulleri village which is considered a hard level for this trekking.

On the way to Ghorepani, trekkers will trek through dense rhododendron and pine forest. Also, this Ghorepani village is full of Magar Poon tribe. In fact, due to this Poon tribe, this Poon Hill is named after them.

Whereas, Ghorepani is located at 2,750m above the sea level and it takes approximately 6hrs to reach Ghorepani.

Day-4 Poon Hill to Tadapani:

Ghorepani is the last station to reach Poon hill. After spending a night at Ghorepani, trekkers will hike early morning to Poon hill. It takes 1hrs to reach the Poon hill station. Its elevation is 3,210m above the sea level.

After an exciting eye-catching view from Poon hill, trekker heads back to Ghorepani. They will continue to walk uphill for an hour and again walk downhill along with dense forests to reach Tadapani.

Tadapani is located at 2,660m above the sea level and it takes approximately 6hrs to reach Tadapani from Ghorepani.

Day-5 Tadapani to Ghandruk or Landruk to Tolka:

After Tadapani, it’s up to you to decide whether to use Ghandruk as a break/lunch place or to spend the night.  Ghandruk is one of the most famous villages among each trekker. This village is known for its tradition and culture. Also, trekkers can find ancient houses of Nepal made by muds and stones. But you can see many modern buildings too.  As well as, trekkers can again have the view of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Fishtail. Ghandruk is located at an elevation of 2012m above the sea level and it takes 3 to 4hrs to reach Ghandruk from Tadapani.

After Ghandruk the way towards Tolka is easy with the grand view of Annapurna South and Huinchuli. From Ghandruk it takes approximately 3hrs to reach Tolka and it is located at 1,700m above the sea level.

Day-6 Pothana to Phedi to Pokhara:

This is the last trekking day of this Poon hill trek. After trekking uphill an hour or fewer trekkers will reach Deurali which is 2,100m above the sea level and this way offers the view of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Fish Tail and Ghandruk village.

Pothana is situated in the middle of the forest and it is a peaceful place. It is located at 1,700m above sea level. Trekkers will enjoy fantastic views of snowcapped mountains from Pothana.

Finally, you’ll trek downhill to Phedi from Pothana. Trekking downhill provides you parallel views of Annapurna and Manaslu range Mountains. Whereas, Phedi is located at 1130m above sea level.

From Phedi, trekkers will drive back to Pokhara which just 30 minutes drive.

Things to pack for Poon Hill Trek:

Poon Hill Trek in Spring

Trekking is not an occasion to show any kind of cool outfit. So, our advice is to pack as little as possible.  The things that you should pack are listed below;

  1. A pair of hiking boots:

    A pair of hiking boots are the most important object for every trekking. Trekkers should have a pair of hiking boots. It is recommended to have at least waterproof and full size.
  2. Gloves:

    Trekkers must take gloves for trekking so that they can be used when you’ll feel cold. But in spring, gloves are not as necessary as in winter. Also, the weather in Poon hill is cold in the morning.
  3. Woolen socks:

    Woolen socks are the most important things when trekking in cold places. It keeps your feet warm and protects you from frostbite in winter.  Likewise, keep a 2 pair of woolen socks with you. Normal socks are fine in spring.
  4. Sunglasses:

    As spring is a hot season in Nepal. So, sunglasses are also an important object for this trekking because it protects your eyes from direct sunlight.
  5. Sunscreen:

    Sunscreen has been a very essential object for this trek as it protects from getting tan.
  6. Trekking Pole:

    Not only in this, the trekking pole is important for other trekking also. Trekking pole helps you in the difficult uphill and downhill ways.
  7. Waterproof jacket and pants:

    It is better to carry a waterproof jacket and pants as a backup plan.
  8. Water purifier:

    Every trekker knows the importance of drinking water while trekking. A plastic bottle is not allowed to sell in this region. So you will not get a mineral water bottle. You will get safe drinking water every lodges and tea houses. You should take a water bottle with you. And can fill your bottle. Whereas, water available at someplace needs water purifier. Therefore, trekkers should carry water purifiers too.
  9. Sleeping Bags:

    Blankets available in hotels might not be warm sometimes. At that point, the sleeping bag is the best option. Sometimes, they cannot provide a blanket.
  10. Trekking snacks:

    Trekkers can’t find grocery shops in the trekking area. So, it’s better to carry some snacks from the city area and also buying snacks in the city area is quite cheaper comparing to the trekking area. As for snacks, you can carry chocolates, nuts, and fruits and so on.

At last, this is a piece of comprehensive information about poon hill in the spring season which is designed to make your trek easy. This poon hill trek can be a wonderful trek to spend some peaceful time with nature.

Similarly, you can reduce or increase the time period of trekking on the basis of your preference. For that, feel free to contact us. We will help you to make your trekking that special which you are going to cherish your whole life.

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