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Poon Hill trek 2 days

Poon Hill trek 2 days

Annapurna Region
Ulleri to ghorepani
Poon hill trek 2 days
2 days poon hill trek

Trip Facts

Duration : 2 Days Max-Altitude : 3210 Program Type : Tea House Best Season : April- May, Jun, and Sep-Oct-Nov-Dec Per Day Walking : 5/6 h Trek Grade : Grade 3:

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should expect to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $250
2 Paxes $220
2-4 Paxes $210
4-8 Paxes $200
8-10 Paxes $190
10-15 Paxes $180
15+Paxes $180

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Overview

Poon Hill trek 2 days

Take on the popular and enjoyable Poon Hill trek, a two-day adventure in the mesmerizing Annapurna region of Nepal. This relatively short and straightforward trek immerses you in nature’s beauty and can be comfortably completed in just one night and two days. However, many trekkers opt for a more leisurely three-day itinerary, starting from Naya Pul instead of taking a vehicle to Ulleri.

Witness Stunning Panoramic Views

Poon Hill, located in the heart of the Annapurna region, offers breathtaking panoramic vistas. From its summit, trekkers enjoy awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna, Nilgiri, and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The experience becomes particularly enchanting at sunrise when the first light of day illuminates the snow-capped peaks, creating a spectacular display of natural beauty. It is also famous for its spectacular sunrise and sunset views, casting an enchanting spell over the landscape.

Journey Through Picturesque Landscapes

Starting from the picturesque Ulleri village, this trek meanders through charming hamlets, lush forests, and awe-inspiring mountain panoramas. The highlight of the journey is undoubtedly the sunrise spectacle at Poon Hill, offering a sweeping vista of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Day 1: Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani

On the first day, you’ll embark on a roughly 4-hour trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani. The trail is mostly uphill, passing through quaint villages and terraced fields adorned with Banthanti and Nange Thanti.

Day 2: Sunrise at Poon Hill and Descent to Hille

The second day begins with an early start as you ascend to Poon Hill to witness the sunrise. The hike lasts about 45 minutes to an hour, but the breathtaking view at the summit is well worth the early wake-up call. After soaking in the vista, you’ll descend to Ghorepani for breakfast and then continue your trek to Hille, where you can catch a taxi or jeep back to Pokhara.

Best Times to Visit

The best times to experience the magic of Poon Hill are from March to May and from September to November when the skies are usually clear and the weather is pleasant. During peak trekking seasons, the trails and teahouses can get crowded, so it’s advisable to make a reservation in advance.

Explore Ghorepani and Beyond

Ghorepani serves as a pivotal junction for various treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal, including the Classic Jomsom trek, the relatively new Khopra Danda trek, the less-crowded Mohare Danda trek, and the popular Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Overall, the Poon Hill trek is a fantastic choice for those seeking to savor the splendor of the Annapurna region while working with a tight schedule. It’s a moderately easy trek suitable for individuals of all ages and fitness levels.

Join a Trekking Group

If you’re interested in joining a trekking group for the Poon Hill adventure, Nepal Wilderness Trekking Pvt. is the premier local agency that organizes group excursions from Pokhara. Renowned for our impeccable trekking services, we can provide comprehensive information about available group treks and arrange all the necessary logistics for your journey.

2-Day Itinerary:

Day 1:

7:00 AM: Start your expedition from Pokhara to Ulleri by jeep, covering a distance of approximately 48 kilometers. The journey takes around 2.5 to 3 hours.

9:30 AM: Arrive at Ulleri and begin your trek to Ghorepani. This segment spans approximately 10 kilometers and takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach Ghorepani. The trail weaves through enchanting forests, alongside captivating waterfalls, while offering breathtaking glimpses of the Himalayan panorama.

3:00 PM: Reach Ghorepani and check into a guesthouse. Take some time to explore the town and enjoy the surrounding mountain vistas.

Day 2:

5:30 AM: Rise early and hike to Poon Hill to witness the glorious sunrise over the Himalayan expanse. The journey takes roughly 45 minutes to an hour from Ghorepani.

7:00 AM: Return to Ghorepani for a hearty breakfast before starting your descent towards Hille.

11:30 AM: Arrive at Hille and catch a jeep back to Pokhara.

3:30 PM: Return to Pokhara, concluding your unforgettable expedition.

Trekking from Banthanti to Ghorepani

This portion of the trek from Banthanti to Ghorepani guides you through a captivating forested area teeming with biodiversity. The trail traverses dense forests enriched with oak, rhododendrons, and bamboo trees, providing a sanctuary for a myriad of bird species and wildlife.

As you walk through this forested wonderland, you’ll encounter a profusion of flowers and plants flourishing on the forest floor and along the trail. Among them, the rhododendron stands out, gracing the landscape with its vibrant hues of red, pink, and white, depending on the season. The rhododendron forests are especially enchanting during the spring when these flowers are in full bloom.

Other floral treasures that may grace your path include wild roses, daisies, and orchids. Additionally, various types of ferns, mosses, and lichens adorn the trees and rocks along the way.

The forested realm also serves as a habitat for diverse wildlife, including monkeys, langurs, and an array of avian species. On rare occasions, you might even catch a glimpse of larger creatures like deer, Himalayan black bears, or the elusive snow leopard.

In summary, the forested corridor between Banthanti and Ghorepani unveils a splendid and multifaceted natural wonderland that is a must-explore highlight of your trek through the Annapurna region.

Meet the Poon Magar People

The Poon Magar people are a prominent ethnic group inhabiting the Ghorepani area within the Annapurna Conservation Area of Nepal. They are renowned for their distinct culture, language, and traditional way of life.

Language and Attire

The Poon Magar community speaks its own language, known as the Magar language, which is part of the Tibeto-Burman language family. Their traditional attire is equally distinctive, characterized by vibrant, colorful garments and hats adorned with feathers and ornamental embellishments.

Cultural Heritage

Their cultural tapestry is deeply interwoven with their agricultural lifestyle, showcasing a rich heritage of farming, animal husbandry, and weaving. Music and dance also hold a significant place in their culture, with lively folk songs and dance performances being a cherished tradition.

Spiritual Beliefs

Religion plays a pivotal role in the Poon Magar culture. They practice a unique fusion of animism, Buddhism, and Hinduism, believing in a multitude of spirits and deities. Their traditions involve performing rituals and offering prayers to these spiritual entities.

Warm Hospitality

The Poon Magar community is renowned for their warm hospitality and friendly demeanor, fostering a strong sense of community and cooperation among themselves. They have a long history of harmonious coexistence with their natural surroundings and have passed down generations of sustainable farming and land management practices.

Sustainable Tourism

Tourism has emerged as a vital component of the Ghorepani region’s economy, providing employment opportunities in the hospitality sector for many Poon Magar residents. However, their commitment to preserving their cherished traditions and way of life remains unwavering. They have actively worked towards ensuring that tourism is managed sustainably and responsibly, thus safeguarding both their cultural heritage and natural environment.

Plan Your Trek with Us

Note: All our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don’t match your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date. Let us know what kind of trip you are looking for and we will help in your dream destination.

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Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01: 7:00 AM: Start your journey from Pokhara to Ulleri by jeep. The distance is around 48 kilometers and it takes around 2.5 to 3 hours to reach Ulleri from Pokhara. 9:30 AM: Arrive at Ulleri and start your trek to Ghorepani. The trek distance is around 10 kilometers and it takes around 4 to 5 hours to reach Ghorepani. The trail passes through beautiful forests and waterfalls and offers amazing views of the Himalayan range. 3:00 PM: Arrive at Ghorepani and check into a guesthouse. Spend some time exploring the town and enjoying the views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Day 02: 5:30 AM: Wake up early and hike up to Poon Hill 3210M, to catch the sunrise over the Himalayan range. The hike takes around 45 minutes to an hour from Ghorepani. 7:00 AM: Return to Ghorepani for breakfast and then start your descent back to Hille. 11:30 AM: Arrive at Hille and take the jeep back to Pokhara. 3. 30 PM: Arrive at Pokhara and end your trip.

Cost Included

  • Pokhara to Ulleri by sharing Jeep and Hille to Pokhara by  sharing Jeep
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, and many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chosen by Menu)
  • Clean and excellent Lodge accommodations in Ghorepani
  • Microspikes for Dec to Feb
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide licensed by the government, familiar with the area.
  • One porter for every two to three participants. (Note: An additional cost applies for solo clients requiring a porter.)
  • (ACAP) Annapurna conservations area project Permits and (TIMS) Trekking Information, management, and system card.
  • Guides/Porters: food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.
  • Kitbag for storing your belongings
  • Sleeping bag for a comfortable night's sleep on a trek in minus-25 degrees
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Domestic flight
  • Accommodations and meals in Kathmandu and in Pokhara before and after our journey
  • Personal equipment for high and cold temperatures
  • Emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation are covered by travel insurance
  • All beverages, Soft and caffeinated table drinks such as coke, beer,
  • Drinking water/mineral water, Dessert, etc. Hot shower, laundry
  • Tip for guide and porter
  • Excluded are all costs and expenses not listed under "cost includes"
  • Inclusion of costs or delays beyond the control of the management, such as landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, changes in government policies, strikes, etc.
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