Poon Hill and Ghandruk Short Hike in the Annapurna region

  • Updated on Oct 1, 2022
  • Govinda Gurung
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Do you wanna go on the perfect short and easy treks in Nepal, this Poon hill short trek for 4 days is a golden opportunity to have short of the time beautiful mountain ranges and the fantastic traditional culture of the local community. The poon hill trek is also known as the Annapurna sunrise view trek, for this trek, you won't have to worry about altitude sickness, 3,210m is the highest altitude of this trek as you can enjoy it with your family also without any risk, in fact, the major attraction of this trek is an amazing viewpoint Poon Hill, magnification Himalayan views, wonderful sunrise and sunset views over the massive Annapurna, interesting culture of Gurung and Magar, dramatic alpine scenery, peaceful natural landscapes, Gurung Museum, mountain lifestyle, and beautiful village Ghandruk.

The most popular viewpoint in the Annapurna region, Poon Hill is a thrilling place to see a panorama view of mountains and glory sunrise view of the huge Himalayans. Poon hill short 4 days trekking is going to be the best choice for adventure and natural lover trekkers, foothills of Ghorepani village, you walk on dense colorful rhododendron forests, where you can get a wide range of Flore and Fauna. 

Shortest and easiest Poon hill trek route access to one of Nepal's classic viewpoints, follow the connect local village connected ancient trails, peaceful rhododendron forests and rice paddies, get a lot of joy to have 360-degree snow-covered mountains with delightful landscapes, and you spend overnight at comfortable trekking lodges along with the beautiful villages. This Ghorepani Poonhill short hike trek is a great idea for first-time trekking the Himalayans as well as wanting to see the beauty of nature and culture.

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Poon Hill 3210m, Amazing viewpoint in the Annapurna region

The main destination of this trek is Poon Hill which is the magical views of the massif Himalayan ranges. Poon Hill's altitude is 3210m above sea level as well as includes all ages travelers. From Ghorepani, you will hike early morning for around 45 minutes to reach delightful Poon Hill, where you get to see magnificent panorama views of Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhare, Manaslu, Nilgiri, etc. And you can also enjoy the glorious sunrise view over the mountain.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Short Trekking (4 days) Hike Route

Our poon hill short hike begins from Nayapul after having a scenic drive from Pokhara city. Passing the Nayapul, the trail goes along the river and follows the lush forests of rhododendron, then cross terraced farmland before reach to Tikhedhunga via Hille. From Tikhedhunga, you climb stone steep to beautiful Magar village Ulleri with enjoying the surrounding landscapes and peaks. Next, Ghorepani poon hill short hike trip goes through the colorful forests of rhododendron, oak, maple, and pine, then ascent to Ghorepani village. Early morning you will be ready and hike to Poon hill for enjoying the exciting mountain ranges, amazing sunrise, green valley, and natural landscapes. At last, our trekking heads towards to biggest Gurung community village Ghandruk, it offers to discover the unique culture, traditions, Gurung culture Museum, and wonderful mountains. Then finally, the trail descends to Nayapul and drives back to Pokhara valley.

Poon Hill Highlights

  • A short, sweet, easy, and beautiful adventure trekking.
  • Explore the most thrilling viewpoint Poon Hill (3,210m).
  • Amazing sunrise and sunset view over the Himalayan.
  • Explore the wide range of flora and fauna valley.
  • Stay overnight at the comfortable lodge along with the beautiful village.
  • Exciting culture and lifestyle of Gurung and Magar community.
  • Stunning Panoramic views of Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, etc.
  • Visit the beautiful Gurung village Ghandruk and explore the unique Museum.

Poon Hill Short Hike Itinerary

Day 01:Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedunga 1,570m - 5/6 hrs

After having a delicious breakfast at Pokhara Hotel, you take a short scenic drive through the Prithvi Chowk and cross beautiful Lumle village to Nayapul (1050m), which is the starting and ending points of this trek. From Nayapul, the trail follows along the Modi River and passes the lush forests with small streams. After crossing the beautiful villages of Birethanti and Hille, you reach Tikhedunga for an overnight stay.

Day 02:Trek from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani Village 2,840m - 5/6 hrs

Leaving Tikhedunga behind, you cross a bridge over the Modi River and then climb stone steep to Ulleri, which can be a little challenging as well as you can see spectacular views of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna from Ulleri village. Then you walk to Magar village of Banthanti where you can enjoy to see wonderful peaks view of Machhapuchhre Mountain (6997m), Hiunchuli Mountain (6441m), and Annapurna South Mountain (7219m). Then the trek goes through the dense forests of rhododendron, bamboo, and oak to Nangethanti. After a short hike from Nangethanti, you reach the lovely village Ghorepani. Where you stay overnight at the trekking lodge.

Day 03:Hike to Poon Hill 3,210m and Trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk 2,750m - 6 hrs

Today is the most exciting day of this trekking. Wake up early morning and be ready to hike. Around one hour of walking from Ghorepani, you reach Poon Hill, and don't miss the amazing sunrise. Top of the Poon hill is the most beautiful place in the Annapurna area. Then you will see the golden sunrise view of the Annapurna mountain and fantastic panorama peaks of Annapurna I, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri ranges, and many more others. After exploring Poon Hill, the trail descends to Ghorepani lodge for breakfast, then trekking heads towards to Ghandruk. The hike from Ghorepani to Ghandruk is of 6 hours. As well as you pass the beautiful green forests, small teahouses, and Tadapani village. In the evening, there you visit the local village, Gurung museum, several lodges, monasteries, and temples around the Ghandruk. Overnight you stay at a trekking lodge.

Day 04:Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul then Drive back to Pokhara 850m - 5/6 hrs

Passing the Ghandruk village, the trail descends through the beautiful rhododendron forest, streams, and several suspension bridges then you will reach Birethanti. From Birethanti will hike downhills and follow the Modi River to Nayapul, then drive back to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, your guide transfers to Hotel. In the evening, you can visit the lakeside and beautiful market of tourism. For night dinner if you like to join your guide and porter then enjoy together dinner at Pokhara restaurant.

Is Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Difficulty?

This trek is easy than another trek, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is Difficulty through the Poon Hill (3,210m). Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is classified as easy, any trekkers can do easily this trek. 

Is it necessary to need travel Insurance for this trek?

The travel insurance will cover emergency evacuation as Helicopter rescue and the hospital charge. If you fell into an accident and have Acute mountain sickness then, under this condition, your travel insurance will immediately provide the helicopter. 

Electricity does available on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

Yes, electricity is available in the lower region of the Annapurna region, where you can get to charge your camera and mobile batteries, etc.

Is possible to take my children to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

Of course, all ages can do this Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

Is possible to get a hot shower the trekking?

Yes, the hot shower is possible to get many lodges and teahouse but above the 4,000m is not available and not good for your health.

Can I find Wi-Fi through the trek?

Of course, Wi-Fi is available in many lodges and teahouses, but you have to pay extra.

Is it safe for a solo female traveler?

Of course, the solo female traveler is fully safe, Himalayan Frozen Adventure is a responsible team, who leads many solo trekkers through the Himalayan and is made successful.

How can I respect the culture?

During the trekking, we can get Different kinds of culture, there we can see some notice, we have to follow that notice rule and regulation.

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Accommodation

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek accommodations are Lodge and Teahouse. Around Kathmandu and Pokhara, we can find a good facility with comfortable accommodation at the Hotel. In the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, all accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. During the trek, Himalayan frozen Adventure will manage rooms with attached washrooms. In the teahouse, we have to share the toilet. A single room is available in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and the lower elevation trekking region but might be impossible in higher elevations.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Meals

Kathmandu and Pokhara have included only breakfast. During the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, all meals will be provided. In the Annapurna region, we can enjoy Nepalese food with international cuisine like Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Tibetan, Italian, etc. Throughout the trek, we have breakfast/lunch at the teahouse and Dinner will be at the lodge. You can choices different kinds of breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the menu. 

Safe to Travel 

Making you safe to travel is our top priority responsibility

During the trek, you will be the best training and experienced guide, who came from the high region of the Himalayans. Our guide will carry all necessary paper and essential equipment with a first aid kit. In case, if our clients come to some emergency problems of mountain sickness and accident then we immediately send a rescue helicopter. Any region of the Himalayan treks will demand good health and fitness, so make healthy your body before joining the trip.

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