Why Poon Hill is one Best Trek in Nepal

  • Updated on May 30, 2021
  • Govinda Gurung
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Are you the first trekkers in Himalayan? This Poon Hill Trek is the best way for you to get the experience of trekking. Poon Hill is located 3,210 meters above sea level which can include all of the ages travelers. It is a short and easy journey around the Annapurna with the most special as well as presents the great features of the Himalayans area. Poon Hill also knows as the most popular viewpoint trek in Nepal. The wonderful scenery, amazing Annapurna vistas, exciting culture, traditional lifestyle, beautiful villages, panorama mountain ranges, golden sunrise, colorful forests, and wide range of flora with fauna are the major attraction of this Poon Hill trekking.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the perfect option for those peoples who have a short amount of time to spend the Annapurna Mountains spectacularly. The best considered a classic Poon Hill Trek for much good reason to discover the breathtaking panoramic views of the Massif Himalayas, comfortable lodges and teahouse, warm hospitality of the local community, beauty of nature, fantastic landscapes, and subtropical valleys. 

In fact, this route is most good to trek with family group and friends because Poon Hill Trek Difficult is touched easily to moderate without any altitude risk you can do this trek. You will not get to enjoy only the massive Himalayan peaks also visit the interesting Magar and Gurung settlements, Annapurna region is one of the greatest scenic regions for trekking in Nepal and the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is attracted route of wide Annapurna Nepal.

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Poon Hill Trekking Highlights 

  • Popular Heritage site tour around Kathmandu and Pokhara City. 
  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Nayapul with enjoying green landscapes and small hills. 
  • Walk through the beautiful settlements, colorful forests, and beaut of nature. 
  • Interesting culture and local lifestyle of Gurung and Magar Community. 
  • Visit the beautiful villages of Tikhedunga, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk. 
  • Amazing sunrise and Himalayan ranges views from Poon Hill. 
  • Explore one of the most popular viewpoints, Poon Hill 3,210m. 
  • Gurung Museum and traditional culture at Gandruk. 
  • A unique trekking experience of Himalayan.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Route 

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Route is easy and short to reach to the destination. We start our trek from Nayapul and walk along the Modi Rive, then trail passes the ethnic settlements of Hille and Tikhedunga. You have to cross 3,000 stone steps to reach Ulleri, it can be a little bit difficult. For Ulleri trail leads us through the colorful rhododendron forest of passes various alpine, bamboo, and farmlands with enjoying the picturesque views, then arrive at the Ghorepani village. The next day, early in the morning you hike to the magical viewpoint Poon Hill, it offers panorama snow-capped mountains and a sunrise view over the massif Annapurna. Likewise, you crosse the Tadapani and descends to the biggest Gurung village, Ghandruk, where you explore the Gurung Culture Museum, Monastries, and picturesque scenery of mountain peaks, then back to Kathmandu via Pokhara.

Poon Hill Trekking Guide 

Trek with a local guide is a great way to make your trip very special. We, Himalayan Frozen Adventure provides the deepest knowledge leader through the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, who has the ability to face challenges and many more. The Nepal route is an adventure challenge where has different types of risks. During the Poon Hill Trek trekking, you have might some risks like altitude sickness, weather conditions, wildlife attack, and Fear of getting lost. But don't worry, the guide will solve this problem and make you feel safe with a free and delightful trip. The guide has a big role to play in making the journey contextual and excellent. The guide will make your journey pleasant and accompany you in times of danger, who will succeed in winning your heart. 

How to start the Poon Hill Trek? 

We start Poon Hill Trek Itinerary from Kathmandu but reach Pokhara you have two options take a luxury bus/car/jeep drive or a quick way to take flight.

If you interest in traveling by bus or car it will be most scenic, it takes around 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara, but you will get to enjoy the lush forest, green hills, small towns, river, and some of the views of the mountains. 

If you don't like a long drive, then the flight is a quick way to arrive in Pokhara city, it takes around 30 to 40 minutes to land at Pokhara airport. 

Is Poon Hill Trek Difficulty 

The Poon Hill Trek is the easiest and comfortable route than another region of treks. The Poon Hill Trek difficulty can be marked easy in terms of technical climbing but does demand strong determination to go on the Ghorepani poon hill trek, and you have to walk around 5-6 hours per day.

Poon Hill Trek trails are a lot of ascending and descending on a hill, so then, you have to need good preparation to avoid getting too exhausted, as well as you have been good fitness, healthy, and confident. Poon Hill Trekking difficulties are nothing when compared to other treks in Nepal, You don't need to worry about Poon Hill Trek Difficulty, the trails are most comfortable and easy. 

Poon Hill Trek Cost 

Poon Hill Trek Cost can be around USD 800 to USD 2000 but what kinds of facility you want is the main point of the Poon Hill Trek cost. The trek cost will depend on Itinerary, Accommodation Type, Meals Type, Transportation, Guide, Porter, Permits, and Duration. For more information about Poon Hill Trek Cost then feel free to contact us.

Poon Hill Trek Transportation Cost 

  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by Bus drive - USD 10 - 15 per person 
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by private car - USD 200 - 300 per car 
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by flight - USD 120 -150 per person 
  • Pokhara to Naypul by jeep/car drive - USD 20 - 30 per person 

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Poon Hill Trek Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu 

You arrive at the airport, where one of our team members will pick you and transfer you to the hotel. You will check in at the hotel and get a small briefing regarding the day program. Later, in the late evening, you will meet with other team members over welcome dinner and stroll on the vibrant streets of Thamel. 

Day 02: Sightseeing and trek preparation 

You wake up and have a delicious breakfast. You will then go on a guided sightseeing tour of UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Swayambhunath, Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. All of these places will show you Nepali art, architecture, and history. In the afternoon, you meet with the trek guide, and he will brief you about the trail. You then arrange all the gears and necessary documents for trekking with your guide. 

Day 03: Kathmandu to drive Pokhara [823m, 8 hrs] 

After breakfast, we will start our scenic drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. Throughout the drive, we will be able to see Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers, terraced fields, and villages with Ganesh and Manaslu peaks. Pokhara is a lakeside tourist paradise with many facilities for trekkers. Pokhara is a place full of a clean environment and natural beauty. 

Day 04: Pokhara to drive Nayapul & trek to Ulleri [2050m,6 hours trek] 

After having breakfast, you take a short scenic drive to Nayapul. From Nayapul, you begin trekking towards Ulleri. The trail goes through lush forests, crossing Bhurungdi Khola on a bridge. Passing by Tikhedhunga, you continue ascending towards Ulleri village. 

Day 05: Ulleri to Ghorepani [2750m, 4-5 hours] 

Leaving Ulleri behind, you ascend through lush forests of rhododendron and small villages to reach Ghorepani village. Ghorepani is a beautiful village surrounded by hills and lovely forests. You get to see stunning views of Annapurna South, Mt. Nilgiri, and many other snow-capped peaks from this village. 

Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani with a visit to Poon Hill [2700m, 6-7 hours]

You wake up early in the morning and hike to Poon Hill from where you get to witness gorgeous sunrise along with the western Himalayan mountains. After spending some time at the viewpoint, you drop down to Ghorepani and have breakfast. Further, the trail descends through lush forests and small villages to Tadapani. 

Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk [1940m, 3-4 hours] 

A steep descent through dense forests of rhododendron and other wildflowers, you move towards Ghandruk. On the way, you get to see stunning views of snow-capped Himalayan mountains like Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Hiunchuli, Annapurna South, etc. You will reach the fine Ghandruk village resided by Gurung. Here, you get to see the daily lifestyle and culture of the Gurung people. 

Day 08: Ghandruk to Pokhara [830m 4 hours trek] & [1-hour drive] 

The trail descends to Nayapul. You trek through the forested path and small villages before reaching Nayapul. From here, you drive back to Pokhara. Spend the night enjoying a gorgeous sunset view over tranquil Fewa Lake and dining in a fine restaurant or cafe. 

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu [1300m, 8 hrs] 

We leave Pokhara at 7:30 by tourist bus; a scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu will take between 7/8 hrs. It's a 200km distance; we follow through the drive Trishuli River and Marsyangdi River. 

Day 10: Final departure 

You will fly back to your home. One of our team representatives will take you to the airport as per your flight departure time. 

 

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