Short Poon Hill Trek in Nepal - 9 Days

short poon hill trek in nepal

Poonhill-Trek-Overview

Poonhill Trek Details:

Max Elevation: 3,210m Best Time: Sep-Dec, March-June
Trekking Permits: ACAP Permit, TIMS Card Transportation: Private Jeep, Public Bus
Guide & Porter: Experienced Hidden Charges:  No

Overview

The Poonhill Trek in Nepal is one of the most popular and easiest treks in the Annapurna region. Located around the southern middle hills of the Annapurna range, this trek offers you the very best panorama view of the Himalayas i.e. Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Dhampus peak, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges among few others.

The Poonhill trek is a short easy trek and is suitable for those who do not have time for a longer trek and also who are beginner trekkers. On this trek, you will witness the beauty of dense rhododendron forest, alluring sunrise view, and experience the culture and traditions of the Magar and Gurung community.

Cost inclusions

  • A Private vehicle for airport arrival and departure
  • Taxi to/from the bus park
  • Two-night hotel in Kathmandu on the basis of twin sharing with breakfast
  • Two-night hotel in Pokhara
  • Lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Tourist bus ticket (Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu)
  • 3 meals a day Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trek
  • Fresh fruits in dinner
  • Water purification
  • ANNAPURNA CONSERVATION AREA PROJECT (ACAP) permit
  • TREKKERS INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (TIMS) cards for trekking
  • English speaking experienced trekking guide
  • One porter for two trekkers (Weight restriction is applied)
  • Guide and Porter's salary, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance
  • Government and local taxes
  • Farewell dinner at one of the reputed restaurant

Cost exclusions

  • Nepal arrival visa fee
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery charge, extra porters, bottled or boiled water, hot shower on the lodge, heater, phone calls, etc
  • Soft and hard drink
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Any additional night stay in hotels in case an early return from the trek or an extended stay in Nepal
  • All your personal things and necessaries which are not mentioned in cost included

Itinerary

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After your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Nepal, our team will bring you to the hotel located in the Thamel area. Thamel area is the most developed area with lots of crowds.

If you arrive early at the Hotel then you can have a short exploration or you can visit us for information about your trip. You will get all the information regarding the trips from us as well as the best tips.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Annapurna & Poon Hill Panorama trek starts with an interesting and exciting scenic drive to Pokhara. The journey will lead to the past farm villages and towns with amazing views of mountains.

After reaching Pokhara you will transfer to your hotel near the pristine and beautiful Phewa Lake where most of the nice hotels are located.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today you will have a short drive of two hours to Nayapul to begin our trek passing lovely Bhirethati village located in Modi River.

After reaching there, we will walk through farm villages coming across trekkers, mules, and donkeys. Similarly, after reaching Tikhedhunga, we will have an overnight stay in a nice lodge after a pleasant day walk.

4 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will climb on stone steps to reach Ulleri village, a moderate size Magar village with typical traditional Nepalese style slated roofs built of mud/stones.

But nowadays, they are also influenced by modern designing. After reaching here, we will walk to a pristine and cool rhododendron, pine forest area to reach Ghorepani village, located on a high ridge within beautiful rhododendron trees.

This village is populated by Poon people of Magar tribe, a famous and popular spot for Poon Hill view after a short Hike.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Early before the sunrise, we will hike to the top at Poon Hill to catch the striking sunrise over a range of Himalayan peaks. It is a view with the 7th highest Dhaulagiri-10th highest Annapurna with a range of peaks including world 8th highest Manaslu with towering Machhapuchare peak “Fish Tail”.

After an enjoyable and exciting time with eye-catching views from Poon Hill, we will head back to Ghorepani and continue uphill walk for an hour. And then we will walk downhill into a gorge through the cool forest to reach at Tadapani for an overnight stop.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

With an amazing view of Annapurna with Fish Tail peak; walk leads through a lovely forest and then downhill on a winding path to Ghandruk village for lunch. You will have a view of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and towering Mt. Machhapuchare “Fish Tail”.

After a nice break at Ghandruk, we will walk downhill on stone steps reaching Phedi between high hills of Landruk and Ghandruk near raging Modi River. From here, after crossing a bridge, it’s a short uphill climb to reach another large village at Landruk.

After a short rest with astounding views, our walk will be easier to reach Tolka village for an overnight stop with grand views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli.

6 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

It is an hour or less climb into the cool forest to reach at Pitam Deurali at 2,100 meters high, offering grand views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Huinchuli, Mt. Machhapuchare and of Ghandruk village.

From Deurali, it’s downhill through a forest to Pothana village. Reaching here, we will take rest enjoying fantastic views of snowcapped peaks. At last, we will continue our last day walk into the cool forest with last downhill to Phedi a scenic and pristine spot located on large meadows with parallel views of Annapurna and Manaslu range of mountains.

Our final walk will lead downhill to the road, heading at Phedi for the drive back to picturesque Pokhara.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you will head back to Kathmandu taking a tourist bus. After reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel at Thamel.

You will take a rest at your hotel in Kathmandu.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

If you have a flight to your country then our team will take you to the airport as per time. Today we will depart from each other hoping to meet again.

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Short Poon Hill Trek in Nepal
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Trip Facts

  • $519
  • Family Discount
  • Easy/Medium
  • Hotel & Lodge
  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • 2+