Poon Hill Hike - 5 Days

Trip Facts

  • Tourist Bus-Jeep
  • 1 to 8
  • 3210 meter/10529 feet
  • Hotel-Lodge
  • Easy
  • Hiking Tour
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • In person
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • 5
  • 80
Poon hill hike is considered to be one of the best shortest treks to do in Nepal. It is situated at an altitude of 3210 meters. The major attraction of this hike is to watch the eye – catchy sunrise view along with the snow – capped Annapurna ranges.

Not only the Annapurna ranges, it also offers the hikers to view the spectacular Dhaulagiri range, Mount Machhapuchhre, Mount Mardi and many other lofty mountain ranges.

The trail to Poon hill is renowned for the easiest hiking trail in Annapurna region of Nepal. The poon hill hike can be perfect for both beginner and professional trekkers.

During the hike, you can explore the flora and fauna, diverse landscapes, culture, tradition and lifestyle of local community and mind-blowing view of snow – capped mountains. The people who love the nature or want to be in the nature can found poon hill trek heaven.

Poon hill hike can also be an ideal choice for those trekkers who want to explore the nature but don’t have sufficient time due to their busy schedule. Poon hill hike is an ideal choice for those types of trekkers because it can be completed in less than a week.

What to expect in self-guided Poon Hill Hike?

Physically, the guide will not be available with you but he/she will be giving you all the required information through phone. Reaching to the final destination as per following the guidelines through satellite / phone can be new experience for the trekkers in Nepal.

During the trek, the food and accommodation facilities will be booked on day to day basis by our company (Nepalgram Adventure). We will let you know about the hotel/teahouse you are staying through satellite phone.

Apart from this, you can expect that you can enjoy the best view of the nature and feel paradise. You will be hiking through easy trail witnessing the rich vegetation, birds, landscapes and wildlife of the poon hill area. You will also be indulging the rich culture, tradition and lifestyle of local Magar community.

Once you reach to the top of Poonhill you will be surely surprised to view the sunrise along the eye – catchy view of mountains.

Itinerary of Poon Hill Trek

The poon hill hike starts from Kathmandu. The first day you will be travelling to Pokhara from Kathmandu. It takes around 8 hours’ drive from Kathmandu to reach Pokhara. After reaching to Pokhara, you will overnight at hotel.

The next day, 2 hours’ drive from Pokhara will take you to Nayapul. After reaching to Nayapul, you will hike towards Hile which will take around 3 hours.

The 3rd day of you hike will take you to Ghorepani in around 8 hours. The 4th you will wake up early in the morning and have a short hike for 45 minutes to view the sunrise from Poon hill and return back to Ulleri which will take around 3 hours. From ulleri 3 hours of drive will take you back to Pokhara.

The next day is the last day of your hike. Collecting all the memories and experiences you will be heading back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.

Poon hill hike can also be merged with Ghandruk Village trek. Ghandruk Village is considered to be the best place to watch the mountains and to explore culture, tradition, food, language and custom of local Gurung settlement.

You can also gain the experience of Homestay in Ghandruk Village. If you merged Poon hill hike with Ghandruk village, the itinerary goes like this;

  • Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara; 1400 meters, 7-8 hours
  • Day 2: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Hile; 1450meters, 5 hours
  • Day 3: Hike from Hile to Ghorepani; 2874 meters, 7/8 hour
  • Day 4: Sunrise Hike from Ghorepani to Poonhill, and trek to Tadapani; 2610meters, 6/7 hours
  • Day 5: Hike from Tadapani to Ghandruk village; 1940 meters, 2/3 hours
  • Day 6: Hike down from Ghandruk Village to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara; 1400 meters, 6 hours
  • Day 7: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu; 1380 meters, 7/8 hours

Overview

Major things to see during Poon Hill Hike

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Vice Versa
  • Scenic view of surrounding during the trek
  • Exploration of local vegetation, birds and wildlife
  • Exploration of culture and tradition of local community
  • Eye-catchy view of sunrise Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges and surrounding mountains
  • View of deep river valley and green landscapes
  • Trekking below and inside the clouds

Itinerary

Day 1
Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara; 1400 meters, 7-8 hours

Altitude – 1400 meters
Special – Scenic view of surrounding during drive
Time – 7/8 hours’ drive
Activity – Travelling in Bus

Day 2
Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Hile (1440m); 2 hours’ drive 3 hours trek

Altitude – 1450 meters
Special – Scenery view of surrounding, Bhurungdi Khola and chirping of birds hearing during the trek
Time – 2 hours’ drive and 3 hours hike
Activity – Travelling in jeep and hiking

Day 3
Trek from Hile to Ghorepani (2880m); 7/ 8 hours

Altitude – 2874 meters
Special – View of mountains and exploration culture and tradition of local village
Time – 7/8 hours
Activity – Walking through uphill trail following rhododendron forest

Day 4
Early hike to Poonhill (3210m) & trek down to Ulleri village and drive back to Pokhara; 5 hours

Altitude – 3210 meters
Special – Sunrise at Poonhill with surrounding mountains
Time – 5 hours
Activity – sunrise hike to poon hill and trek down to ulleri and travelling in jeep to Pokhara

Day 5
Drive back to Kathmandu; 1380 meters, 7/8 hours

Altitude – 1380 meters
Special – Scenic view of surrounding
Time – 7/8 hours
Activity – Travelling in Bus

Cost of Poon Hill Hike - General Inclusions

  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara(according to the itinerary), B/B (bed and breakfast), Standard hotel
  • All accommodations during the trek.
  • Bus for Kathmandu to Pokhara both way and car from Pokhara to Nayapul
  • All necessary paper works (ACAP) entry permit Trekkers information management system (Tims).
  • Fluent English speaking and trained, Government license holder phone guide including all his salary, during the hike.
  • A helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people), if u need.
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit).
  • Satellite Phone
  • Card processing fee for online payable amount
  • Added Value - (1) Dawn sleeping bag, Dawn Jacket to be returned after the hike (2) Waterproof duffel Bag, Walking Poles, quick dry T-shirt, Cap - to take away (3) Oxymeter to check your oxygen saturation and Heart beat with medical kit box

Cost of Poon Hill Hike - General Exclusions

  • All your food alcoholic and nonalcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at International Airport - Kathmandu). You need 2 passport size photos and $50 dollar.
  • Your Travel and medical insurance.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Anything not stated in inclusion

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Poon Hill Hike

Trip Facts

  • Tourist Bus-Jeep
  • 1 to 8
  • 3210 meter/10529 feet
  • Hotel-Lodge
  • Easy
  • Hiking Tour
  • Kathmandu
  • Kathmandu
  • In person
  • English/Chinese/Hindi
  • Autumn (March to May) & Autumn (Aug to Nov)
  • 5
  • 80

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