• Poon Hill Trekking 3 Days
  • Poon Hill Trekking 3 Days
  • Poon Hill Trekking 3 Days
  • Poon Hill Trekking 3 Days

General intro of Poon hill Trek

The Poon Hill Trek is recommended among the best short treks in Nepal in the Annapurna region. Poonhill trekking in Nepal is the best short and easy trekking. Among 1000s of nepal trekking tours Poonhill stands extra. You will be filled with a happiest feeling when you see sun rising over the Annapurna range from the top of Poon hill. This is a relaxing way to get a front seat in the Nepali Mountain. Annapurna Region in general has stunning views of the wide mountain ranges.

Poon Hill trekking will give you a spectacular view of the entire Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri Range which includes 100’s of white mountains like Mount Machhapuchhre, Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna, Mt Mardi Himal and many other mountains. This short treks in Nepal will also offer captivating views of the landscape and the vegetation in between where you stand and those white mountains.

For those who love to be lost in nature, describes this place as a Paradise. Poonhill view of Gandaki river valley is beautiful in between poonhill trekking trail and the mountains range of Mt Annapurna & Mt Dhaulagiri.

Cultural and spiritual aspect

This trekking will allow you to experience a very diverse range of population from Brahmins to Magars. So, the Poonhill trekking tour region offers you a great chance to interact with the local people, their culture, and tradition. Local tea houses owned by different cast in different destinations will also have great service and different experience in the Himalaya.

The accommodation and meals served in the tea houses are diversified as the person belongs to different tradition and culture, some caste are famous for hospitality and cuisines. If you are looking for different food which is not on the menu ask us for the customization of the trip we will provide a cultural touch in home stay and local lodes.

People and history

The Magar, one of the ethno linguistic groups of Nepal representing 10.0% of Nepal’s total population are resident of the Annapurna Region. The Magars ruled most of the Annapurna area while establishing their own kingdoms in ancient history of Nepal. In the same time when the Khas kingdom called as “baise” or 22 states and  “chaubise” 24 states existed, there was “Bara Magaranth” (12 Magar Kingdoms) located to the east of the Gandaki River meanwhile the “Athara Magaranth” (18 Magar Kingdoms) were located west of the Gandaki River inhabited by the Kham Magars. These people now in the Annapurna region were living here before the existence of Nepal of today’s size.

Some of the kingdom of Magar people were believed to be in Palpa, in the history of Nepal. They are also believed to be the earliest settlers from the north of Nepal. Later in modern age, they mostly served as British or Indian army and few for Nepalese army. People of this region are famous as Gurkas by then.

Also they are well known for their hospitality and cuisines. Their settlement was mainly on the side of salt trading route of Nepal and Tibet by then. For evidence, if you sign up for poon hill trekking tour during October (Nepal observes a big festival of Hindu “DASHAIN”) you will very long herd of goats and sheep being transported to Kathmandu via Tibet. Korolla boarder to China connects this poonhill trekking trail as a short passage to Kathmandu valley or Pokhara.

People in this region used to depend on animal husbandry and farming before tourism flourished to replace their income source. Now most of the local in Poonhill trekking region are involved as tourism entrepreneurs.

Flora and fauna

Beautiful flowers like rhododendron in varieties of color, Rock anemone, Dandelion, Dwarf snow rhododendron, five finger cinquefoil and Nepalese lily are just a representative of 1000s of flowers during this short treks in Nepal. For bird watching, Ghorepani region is one of the best places as we need to pass through a lush green jungle entering at Banthati to Ghorepani village.

Trekkers will be walking for at least 4 hours inside a dense jungle with a proper trekking trail. You will get to see birds like long tailed Minivet, Black Eagle, Black faced Laughingthrush, Blue fronted Redstart, and many other known and unknown species. Butterflies like Common blue Apollo, Common Sailer, hyuge-blue and many more are beautiful trekking fellas.

Mountains seen during in Poon hill Trek

Mt Macchapuchhre “Fishtail”(6993m) (sacred maountain), Mt Gangapurna (6454m), Mt Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt Annapurna South (7219m), Mt Baraha Sikhar “Fang” (7647m), Mt Annapurna I (8091m), Mt Nilgiri South (6839m), Mt Tent peak (5695m), Mt Dhampus peak, Mt Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Mt Dhaulagiri II (7751m), Mt Dhaulagiri III(7715m), Mt Manapati (6380m), Mt Jibang peak (6062m), Mt Dhaulagiri IV (7661m), Mt Gurja Himal (7193m)

poon hill trek 3 days (Salient Feature)

A-Trekking Days3 Days1st day is short and flat
B-Trip Duration3 DaysFrom Pokhara to Pokhara
C-Highest You will Get3210 metersThis is height of Poonhill trekking
D-Nature of TrekBeginnersShort and easy treks of Nepal
E-Accommodation in TrekTea housesBasic accommodation
F-TransportationTourist BusA/C Bus
G-Trekking Hours Approx5 Hours4 hours to 7 hours per day
H-Group SizeLess than 5Small group keeps the joy
I-ActivityWalking & Trekking

Why Trek Poonhill?

Being one of the famous poonhill view point at an altitude below 4000 meters, Poonhill trekking in Nepal replaces the view of Kalapatthar. Poonhill is at altitude of 3210m above sea level where Kalapatthar is at 5545 meters. Although poonhill trekking is more famous among the beginners for trekking activity, you will get to witness the stunning panoramic view of two of the 8th thousander (Mount Dhaulagiri 8193m and Mt Annapurna 8097m), 13 mountains above 7000 m and 16 others above 6000m above sea level. Also the view of the deep river valley and green hills all around this valley is a beautiful landscape. Sometimes beneath the clouds & trekking inside the cloud makes poonhill trekking a walk in mystery.

Flowers:

Himalayan Fleabane, Himalayan Edelweiss, Kumaon Iris, Meadow Rue, Scaly rhododendron, Silky Rose, Shrubby Cinquefoil, Nepalese Lily, Dandelion, Black pea, Dwarf snow Rhododendron, Himalayan Edelweiss, Rock Anemone and few others; Rhododendron, Himalayan elder, Oak, Nepalensis Sans, Himalayan Juniper, Himalayan Cedar, Maple tree, Populus Ciliata, Himalayan Hemlock, Silver fir, Wallich’s Yew, Blue pine and others.

Birds:

Long tailed Minivet, Common black eagle, Blue fronted Redstart, Rosedinch, Black faced Laughingthrush,  Yellow Billed Blue Magpie,  Common Kestrel, Eurasian nut cracker, Green backed tits, Hill Partridge, Himalayan Monal, Kalij pheasant, Koklass  pheasant, Large billed crow, Spotted Forktail, Large hawk cuckoo, Bush Robin, Dove and few more.

Butterflies:

Common blue Apollo, Common lemon emigrant, Black striped tiger, Common sailor, Dark blue tiger, Common yellow swallowtail, Common Hedge blue, Dark clouded yellow, Plain tiger, Large cabbage white, Painted lady, Great Satyr, and many more.

Wildlife:

Hog deer, Common deer, Antilope, Grey monkeys, Common Red monkeys, Wild Boar, Pangolin, Sikkim Skink, Liebig’s Paha Frog, Clouded leopard, Common leopard, Leopard cat, Black bear, Orange bellied Himalayan squirrel, Spotted giant flying squirrel, and some others.

Villages along the Poon hill Trekking Trail:

Nayapul  1015m (New bridge), Hile  1497m (Muddy land), Tikhedhunga 1553m(Sharp stone), Ulleri  2017m, Banthanti  2285m (Open rest place in forest), Nangethanti  2670m (Restplace in naked land), Ghorepani  2880m (Water place for horses, and lately its water stop for fair skinned peoples). Trekking to ABC starts from Ghopani village but we trek  back to Ulleri village from the same poon hill trekking route.

Best Time for Poon hill

The Poon Hill trek is open to trekkers all year round. It is just the question of getting there during the best seasons in the perfect weather for the excellent views. But to get the best of this trek, you should choose to trek during the peak seasons. The peak season is   Spring and Autumn . The best months you can trek are from March to May and from September to November. You, however, should pre-book your rooms on all of the night stops. The trails and tea houses will be busy with activity as it is the most preferred season.

If you are a person who wants to walk on a quiet trail on your own pace, you can choose the off season – Winter or Monsoon. Winter in Nepal is cold and monsoon is rainy. Poon hill trail will be much emptier and so will the tea houses. You can choose among the tea houses you like after you get to the destinations, till the year 2017 AD. You will have to carry a raincoat and a little extra clothing for these seasons because of the dramatic mountain weather. Also these seasons are for those who love flowers and bird watching and taking photographs of butterflies.

How will we get to Poon hill trekking starting point?

Firstly we take bus to Pokhara by Tourist bus which will take 6-7 hrs with normal traffic or you can take a flight to Pokhara which will take just 35mins from TIA, Kathamandu. Then on the second day there will be a private transfer to the trekking start point Nayapul which take 1hrs 30 mins. The type of the vehicles depends on the size of the group. Then we will be walking for next 2 days until we get back to Ulleri from where we will take jeep to Pokhara. It takes like 3 hours to get to Pokhara.

Personel Expenses

All your transportation and 3 meals & a good morning tea/coffee will be included in poonhill trek cost. Other drinks like beer or juice, will not be included in the poonhill trekking cost. If you like to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee at the time of launch and dinner it will be on your personnel expenses.

You need to pay for snacks and desserts. Yeah we will provide you fresh fruits after every dinner. You have to buy filtered water or hot water. Price of stuff in the mountains goes on increasing getting higher. You need to pay for wifi, battery charge and hot showers in most of the places while trekking in Nepal. Normally 2000 Nepalese rupee a day is recommended.

Recommended thing to bring with you

If you are a beginner trekker these tips will be of huge help. If you a professional trekker you can use them as a checklist.

  • Leave the luxury items behind, Try to make your bag as light as possible.
  • Rain gears and waterproof hiking shoes (compulsory in case you are trekking in the Monsoon season).
  • Keep raincoats and backpack cover in an accessible (might be your daypack) place in case you face sudden rainfall.
  • Carry at least one trekking pole irrespective of the season. It will save your knees. Bad could be the result of your walking on uneven trails.
  • Incase you are walking during the warm weathers make sure you are carrying lightweight, sweat absorbent clothing.
  • Carry anti-bug ointment to keep the leech, bugs, and mosquitoes at bay for summer trekking in Nepal.
  • Carry all your personal items like toothbrush, paste, and sunscreen.
  • Make sure you have packed all the medicines you use daily or recommended by your doctor even for this short treks in Nepal. You can buy the general medicines in Nepal as well. Nepalgram guide will be carrying the general medicines tool box, but it’s better to bring your prescribed medications from home.
  • If you choose to travel during the peak season, make sure you have advance bookings in the hotel. If you are trekking in a package trip your guide will take care of all of these things. So, You will not have to rush through the trails to get a bed or space to sit in the warm dining.
  • Carry a water bottle or water bag to help you to stay hydrated throughout the trekking in Nepali hills. 3-4 liters a day is recommended to drink and keep you hydrated.
  • Carry extra batteries for your cameras and head lamp.
  • Do not forget to enjoy each and every moment of the short trek Poon hill.

Our poon hill trek route

  1. Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul.     1017m      2 hrs
    Hike from Nayapul to Hile.              1497m      3 hrs
  2. Trek from Hile to Ghorepani.            2880m    6-7 hr
    Early hike to Poonhill for sunrise.     3210m     45 min
  3. Trek down to Ulleri.                              2017m     3hrs
    Drive from Ulleri to Pokhara.             870m        3 hrs

Why to Choose Nepalgram?

  • Years of Experience
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  • High rate of returning of Customers
  • Flexible Program
  • Team of destinations Experts
  • Competitive Prices
  • 99% Success Rate
  • Best Customer Service Experiences
  • Total Quality Management

Conclusion

Poon Hill Trek is an exciting short treks of Nepal. Poon Hill Trek helps people to see the Annapurna Range up close in a limited time so, is a perfect trekking package for the trekkers who want wide spectra of mountain in short amount of time. The mountain vista from the top of Poon Hill viewpoint is no less than other Kalapatthar in Everest Base Camp. It is also perfect for the trekker who cannot trek up to high altitudes due to several reasons. Poon hill trek itinerary can be customized to fit the mountain flight for Everest tour, which had added extra value on this 3 days trekking.

So, are you ready to take this short but exciting trek up to the Himalayas of Nepal? If yes, let the local to plan your trip! Feel free to contact us for further information about your Holiday in Nepal. We promise you the best valued trip design.

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by Cayala Shaw on Nepalgram - Trekking Agency in Nepal
An Incredible Guide

Traveling to Nepal is amazing but can be a bit tricky as a foreigner. Having a service to arrange drivers, sightseeing and trekking makes the trip so much safer, easier and more reliable. My husband and I traveled to Nepal in October for a week, which was a great season for trekking. We visited Kathmandu, Pokhara and did the Poon Hill Ghorepani trek, which took about 3 days. Arun made the trip so enjoyable as a fantastic guide. He is very experienced, communicates with perfect English and was very flexible and accommodating. No matter your skill level, he will support your trek, whether that’s full adventure or a more relaxed journey. We recommended Arun’s guiding services to two sets of friends who visited Nepal also and they were so happy that they could rest assured that their trip would be in good hands. If you are planning a trip to Nepal, I recommend reaching out to Nepalgram, and Arun will customize your trip to be exactly what you want it to be. There are a lot of companies to choose from, but I honestly can’t imagine a better guide than Arun.

by Rachel Bussel on Nepalgram - Trekking Agency in Nepal
Epic Poohnill Adventrue

Nepal is an incredible place, I would recommend it to everyone! We opted for the Poonhill trek as we were new to trekking and weren’t sure what to expect. It was spectacular, watching the sunrise from Poonhill surrounded by the mountains and clouds gave me a great sense of humbleness and belonging. Arun our guide made the trip! His professionalism being highlighted by always going above and beyond, from extra helpings of daal bhat, to finding room and accommodation with the best views. Our time in Nepal will always be treasured the laughter, card playing, story telling and not forgetting playing in waterfalls.
We can’t wait to come back and trek with Arun.