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Poon Hill Trek 3 days

Poon Hill Trek 3 days

Annapurna Region
Paul wang and Riddhi Ghale
Paul wang
Ghorepani Poon Hill
dhaulagiri Himal view from Ghorepani
Poon hill trek
Poon hill trek 3 days
Poon hill trekking

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Trip Facts

Duration : 3 Days Max-Altitude : 3210M Program Type : Tea House Best Season : Sep to Jan, March to August Per Day Walking : 6/7 Hours 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.

Mode of Travel : Land Hold Your Guide : Suk Ghale, Riddhi Ghale, and Yakub Ghale
All price inclusive
$ 300 $ 240

Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 3 days Itinerary

The Poon Hill trek is one of the most spectacular viewpoint treks in the Inner Annapurna region of Nepal, where the Ghorepani poon hill trek Nepal offers magnificent views of the Annapurna range and spectacular sunrises and sunsets within three days of trekking, the Poon hill trek is 3,200 m above the sea level. It is recommended that you have a moderate level of fitness for this trek. Altitude Mountain Sickness is not a concern as compared to other high altitude treks.

The Ghorepani Poon trek within the Annapurna Conservation Area is regarded as being one of Nepal’s most popular eco-nature treks. It is worth noting that there is a difference in latitude and longitude between Ghorepani and Ghandruk. Besides the spectacular scenic beauty of Annapurna, the Poon Hill Trek territory also provides a unique opportunity for visitors to learn more about the cultures, religions, languages, and traditions of Nepal’s minority ethnic groups.

View From Poon Hill

The view from the top of Poon hill will provide you with a view of the 8,167 meter Dhaulagiri Himal. Tukuche Peak 6,920m, Mardi HimalManaslu Himal,  Annapurna I, II, and III, Nilgiri, Khopra danda are some of the mountains nearby. Shows the beautiful Kali Gandaki Valley, Jomsom horizon, Gurung and Magar mixed cultures, charming villages as well as many colorful rhododendron jungles. It is for this reason that more trekkers want to do the Poon hill trek. 

There is no doubt that the top attraction of the Poon hill trek is the stunning views of the Himalayas and sunrises. This can be seen especially at sunrise when the first rays of the sun fall on the snow-capped peaks of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other massive mountains. A hike in the early morning to this prime spot would be well worth the effort, as it offers a spectacular view of the Annapurna ranges as the sun rises.

Besides the Poon hill trek route, which hikes through sub-tropical green valleys, large Rhododendron forests, and wild vegetation, tourists can also see wild animals, birds, and butterflies along the way. As a matter of fact, trekkers and mountain lovers love to do the Poon hill trek due to the amazing views of the Annapurna range within the two-night/three-day time frame starting from Pokhara trek 3 days to Poon hill close to the Annapurna range.

POON HILL TRIP DURATION

Poon Hill trek begins from Nayapul after a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Pokhara. The trail passes through the beautiful villages of Tirkhe Dhunda, Ulleri, and Ghorepani. Nayapul to Poon hill’s distance is 13.4 km. The trek takes you through picturesque mountain scenery and villages inhabited by Gurungs and Magars.

If you have only 3 days from Kathmandu

The Kathmandu to Poon hill trek can be done in 3 days if you fly directly to Pokhara at 9 am, where your guide will pick you up at the Pokhara airport, then drive to Nayapul where the trek will begin that same day. You will also be dropped off at Pokhara airport by your guide at the end of the trek.   

Guides and porters

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking package is led by professional guides and porters from the Annapurna Poon Hill area, all of whom are locals from the Ghorepani Annapurna region and are intimately familiar with the people, culture, and history of the Annapurna Poon Hill area. In the last 10 years, guides from our team have led the poon hill trek nine or ten times per season. All of our guides and equipment are covered by trekking insurance policies.

Pokhara Poon hill trek three days cost

Poon hill trek 3 days package can be booked based on a joint group basis for only $240 per person. A complete board package trip includes a combination of both transportation means, three meals a day, lodging, ACAP permits, TIMS permits, services charges, taxes, and VAT are also included in the cost.

Poon hill trek difficulty

The difficulty level of Annapurna Poon Hill Trek is classified as moderate due to its steep terrain, high elevation, and basic facilities. An average level of fitness is needed to complete the trek with a strong highland passion.

Poon Hill Trek 3 days Itinerary

Day 01:

Your guide and porter will pick you up at your Pokhara hotel at 8 AM and drive you to Nayapul (42 km, one hour by taxi) then you will trek to Tirkhedunga (1520 meters, 3 12 hours walking) and stay overnight at the lodge

Day 02:

Hike into the rhododendron forest and ascent to Ghorepani (2853 meters. 6/7 hours walking) where you will stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 03:

Visit Poon hill in the morning (45 minutes to get to the top of the hill for the best sunrise view and mountains view, back to the lodge in Ghorepani for breakfast, then trekking back to Nayapul for about 5-6 hours of hiking before returning to Pokhara

Highlights of the 3 days Poon Hill Trek

  • View of the Annapurna range, the Himalayas from Poon hill, 3210 meters high.
  • There are three mountains over eight thousand meters high, Dhaulagiri, 8,167m, Manaslu, 8,163m, and Annapurna-I, 8,091m.
  • Beautiful villages along the way to Ghorepani Poonhill; Birethanti, Hille, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri.
  • A picturesque waterfall, river, rice terrace, and rhododendron forest
  • You can easily trek in the Annapurna region’s Ghorepani Poon Hill for two nights and three days from Pokhara
  • There is the option of both ways flying to Pokhara from Kathmandu and back to Kathmandu.

Depending on your schedule, choose a Poon hill trek of 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days.

Options number I:

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 3 Days begins with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, followed by a walk to Poon Hill, and finishes with a drive back to Pokhara.

Option number II:

If you are not accustomed to hiking on the mountain, you may need to add one more day to your itinerary. Alternatively, the Ghandruk Village Loop can be reached via the Poon Hill Trek, after which you can drive to Pokhara from Nayapul.

Option II, the itinerary included treks to Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and a bus ride back to Pokhara from Ghandruk village or Syauli bazaar. If you have more than four days, you might be able to visit some interesting places like Jhinu, which has hot springs. Adding an additional day to your trip will cost you $60 per person.

Poon Hill Trek distance

  • Pokhara to Nayapul distance 45 km. 1-hour drive
  • Nayapul to poon hill distance 13.5 km. 2 days hike

Drinking water for your Annapurna Poon hill trek

Don’t forget to carry or purchase Piyush, a product that naturally purifies water. For each liter of water, you will need 3 drops (0.22 ml), so if you want to climb Poon Hill you will need to drink at least 3 letters per day. The use of this method is more common in rural areas in order to purify drinking water. During the trek, Piyush was prepared for disinfecting drinking water so that it could be consumed by trekkers.


Before hiking three days Poon Hill treks in Nepal, Read this Blog by Nepal travelers Mark and Mim for more information about the Poon Hill trek in Ghorepani.



Gear For Trekking

The Poon Hill Trek in the Annapurna Region is a short and easy trek located the closest to Pokhara. You do not have to have any special equipment for this trek. There are several items that you should bring: hiking shoes, socks, trousers, a warm jacket, a T-shirt (or more), a long-sleeved shirt, and a pack of sunscreen (SPF 20+). Bring a torch (flashlight), camera, memory card, and charger (surplus batteries)

During the winter months (December – February), you will need a pair of spikes or crampons if you are planning to do this trek. It is recommended that, if you are planning to do this trek during summer (June – August), you bring a rain poncho or rain jacket.

Visa for Nepal

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be given an on-arrival visa. I would like to inform you that the Department of Immigration Nepal can accept this form if it is completed and brought with you. By doing this you will be able to avoid the long queues much more quickly.

If you require a visa for multiple entries for 15 days, the U$D 30 will cost you, if you require a visa for 30 days, the U$D 50, and if you require a visa for 100 days, the U$D 125 or equivalent foreign currency will cost you. South Asian nationals and those who have passports from South Asia are not subject to the provisions of 1(a) and 1(b).  Visas are not required for 30 days in nations that belong to the Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Therefore, Indian citizens do not need a visa to visit Nepal.

What is the best way to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu?

Pokhara can be reached by three different modes of transportation. There are daily tourist buses from Kathmandu to Pokhara that leave from Sorkhutte at 7:00 am every morning. The journey takes about seven hours. The Pokhara Tourist Bus departs at 7:30 am every morning. There is a standard tourist bus which costs around US$10 per person and a Deluxe tourist bus which costs around US$25 per person.

Based on the size of your group, you may be able to take a private car/jeep/van. You can be more flexible if you hire a private vehicle if you pay USD 120 for a car, USD 150 for a Jeep, and USD 200 for a van.

There are frequent flights running between Kathmandu and Pokhara. In order to get to Pokhara, you will need to take a flight. It will only take you 25 minutes to get there from Kathmandu. This is a more convenient way to get to Pokhara than by plane. One-way tickets cost 80 dollars per person.

What is the best time and temperature to go to Poon hill for 3 days from Pokhara? 

The temperature of the trek may vary depending on when you book it. During all seasons of the year, we organize this trek every day. During the spring months (March-May) and the autumn months (September-November), this trek is best done. The rhododendrons are in full bloom from February to April. It is best to go on this trek during the Winter (December – February) when it is snowing.

Winter (December – February): The minimum temperature will be around -5 Celsius and the maximum temperature will be around 15 Celsius. In terms of the weather, it will be a bit chilly during this time, but you can still go trekking at this time. In terms of this trek, it is the perfect time to go trekking in the snow.

Spring (March-May): Minimum temperatures will be around +5 C and maximum temperatures will be around 30 C. With clear skies and good temperatures, this is the best time to do this trek. There is no better time of year to see Rhododendrons than now.

During the summer months (June – August), the maximum temperature will be 30 Celsius and the minimum temperature will be +5 Celsius. Despite the rain of this rainy season, we continue to organize this trek. We recommend wearing a rain poncho or rain jacket.

Autumn (September – November): The minimum temperature will be around 0 degrees Celsius and the maximum will be 25 degrees Celsius. There is no better time to go on the trek than now. It will be a beautiful and fresh climate after the rainy season is over.

Detail Itinerary

Options A:

  • Day 01: Your guide will pick you up in your hotel in Pokhara at 8 Am and drive to Nayapul (42 km.1 hour driving by taxi) and trek to Tirkhedunga (1520 meters. 3 ½ hours walking) stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani (2853 meters. 6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 03: Visit Poon Hill early in the morning (45 minutes to get to the top for the best sunrise view and Annapurna mountains Views, trek Back to Nayapul 4/5 hours and drive back to Pokhara

COST INCLUDED

  • Pokhara to Naya pul by taxi /van and Nayapul to Pokhara by taxi or van
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu)
  • Clean and excellent Lodge accommodation on the way
  • Microspikes for Dec to Feb
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced first aid the trained guide which is familiar with this area and required porters. One porter for every two pax.
  • (ACAP) Annapurna conservations area project Permits and (TIMS) Trekking Information, management, system card.
  • Guides/Porter: food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.

COST EXCLUDED

  • Personal equipment
  • all beverage, Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, 
  • drinking water/mineral water, etc. during the trek.
  • dessert, etc
  • Hot shower, laundry  
  • personal insurance
  • Tip for guide and porter

Our most competitive cost of the trip is U$D240 per person


Options B:

DETAIL ITINERARY

  • Day 01:  your guide will pick you up at 8 am in your hotel and drive to Nayapul (42 km.1 hour driving by taxi) and trek to Tirkhedunga (1520 meters. 3 ½ hours walking) stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani (2853 meters. 6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 03: Visit Poon Hill early in the morning (45 minutes to get at the top for the best sunrise view and Annapurna mountains views, back to hotel and trek to Tadapani 2100m 5/6 hours hike, overnight at tea house.
  • Day 04: Trek to Syauli bazaar 4 hours and drive back to Pokhara by taxi.

COST INCLUDED

  • Pokhara to Naya pul by taxi and Syalubazaar to Pokhara by Taxi
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu)
  • Clean and excellent Lodge accommodation on the way
  • Microspikes for Dec to Feb
  • One fluent English-speaking, government registered, experienced first aid trained guide who is familiar with this area and required porters. One porter for every two pax.
  • (ACAP) Annapurna conservations area project Permits and (TIMS) Trekking Information, management, system card.
  • Guides/Porters: food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.

COST EXCLUDED

  • Personal equipment
  • all beverage, Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, 
  • drinking water/mineral water, etc. during the trek.
  • dessert, etc
  • Hot shower, laundry  
  • personal insurance
  • Tip for guide and porter

Our most competitive cost of the trip is U$D300 per person


OPTIONS C:

DETAIL ITINERARY

  • Day 01:  your guide and porter will pick you up at 8 am in your hotel and drive to Nayapul (42 km.1 hour driving by taxi) and trek to Tirkhedunga (1520 meter. 3 ½ hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani (2853 meters. 6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 03: Visit Poon Hill early in the morning (45 minutes to get at the top for the best sunrise view and mountains, trek to Tadapani 2100m 5/6 hours hike, overnight at tea house.
  • Day 04: Trek to Jhinu danda hot spring 6 hours hike overnight at Jhinu.
  • Day 05: Trek back to Naya pul 4/5 hours and drive back to Pokhara.

COST INCLUDED

  • Pokhara to Naya pul by taxi and Naya Pul to Pokhara by Taxi
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu)
  • Clean and excellent Lodge accommodation on the way
  • Microspikes for Dec to Feb
  • One fluent English-speaking, government registered, experienced first aid trained guide who is familiar with this area and required porters. One porter for every two pax.
  • (ACAP) Annapurna conservations area project Permits and (TIMS) Trekking Information, management, system card.
  • Guides/Porter, food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.

COST EXCLUDED

  • Personal equipment
  • all beverage, Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, 
  • drinking water/mineral water, etc. during the trek.
  • dessert, etc
  • Hot shower, laundry  
  • personal insurance
  • Tip for guide and porter

Our most competitive cost of the trip is U$D360 per person

Cost Included

  • Pokhara to Naya pul by taxi and Syalubazaar to Pokhara by Taxi
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu)
  • Clean and excellent Lodge accommodation on the way
  • Microspikes for Dec to Feb
  • One fluent English-speaking, government-registered, experienced first aid trained guide who is familiar with this area and required porters. One porter for every two pax.
  • (ACAP) Annapurna conservations area project Permits and (TIMS) Trekking Information, management, 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
  • Prices will be 10% discountable if there are more than 5 travellers with the contact person
  • A complimentary trek for the leader if there are 10+1 participants with the contact person
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • 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 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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Reviews

From Macedoine
We did the trek in June 2022, and though the weather prevented us from seeing much of the mountains, the experience was still great! The...
From USA
This was our first trip with Nepal Wilderness Trekking, and we had a great time on this three-day trek! From the initial inquiry via email...
From USA
This was a truly incredible experience! I and my husband went on a 3-day trek with Poon Hill. Ridhi, our guide, was a really wonderful...
From Japanese
We went on a three-day trek with Bishal Gurung. He was friendly from the beginning and very knowledgeable about the area and the route. The...
From Australian
Himal truly wants to make sure his customers have a positive experience, as they have expressed in many other reviews. Initially, we were planning a...
From America
I enjoyed this trek a lot. There were three of us in the group, ages 14, 11, and 6. There is no doubt that despite...
From America
I would highly recommend doing the three-day Poon Hill trek! Lal, our guide, was fantastic and ensured that we had an amazing time while we...
From British
The response from Himal was prompt, and he was able to personalize my itinerary accordingly. This is a good trek for people who have never...
From france
We did the Poon Hill trek for 5 days with our very nice guide Hari. The journey is ok for unprepared trekkers! We recommend going...
From filipino
I completed the Poon Hill Trek with my guide, Lal, from 20 to 22 March 2022, leaving from Nayapul. The customer service of Nepal Wilderness...
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From USA
This company is amazing. Being a solo female traveler, I was nervous about finding a good guide. Himal was always available to answer all my...
From Singapore
Yakub provided us with an excellent Poon Hill Trek experience! Yakub, our guide, took us on a 3 day Poon Hill trek. We had an...
From America
Nepal Wilderness Trekking took me on the Poon Hill trek. We trekked for three days with guide Yakub. Because it was my first trek in...
From British
Poon Hill Trekking In February, we flew into Nepal and met Himal in Kathmandu before our trek. It was easy to find the office and...
From United Kingdom
Stunning views of Nepal After looking at many companies on the web, we chose this one based on a recommendation I saw. It was a...
Trek to Poon Hill and more I had an amazing trip with a wonderful guide named Riddhi. He was always smiling and helpful and gave...
From Indonesian
Excellent service Nepal Wilderness Trekking I know Himal from my friends’ recommendation. He's accommodating & professional and fast response. I & my friend, Hari met...
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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking I am Matteo 74' from Italy. I spent more than two weeks in Nepal, doing trekking with Himal tourist agency (Nepal...

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 3 days Itinerary

The Poon Hill trek is one of the most spectacular viewpoint treks in the Inner Annapurna region of Nepal, where the Ghorepani poon hill trek Nepal offers magnificent views of the Annapurna range and spectacular sunrises and sunsets within three days of trekking, the Poon hill trek is 3,200 m above the sea level. It is recommended that you have a moderate level of fitness for this trek. Altitude Mountain Sickness is not a concern as compared to other high altitude treks.

The Ghorepani Poon trek within the Annapurna Conservation Area is regarded as being one of Nepal’s most popular eco-nature treks. It is worth noting that there is a difference in latitude and longitude between Ghorepani and Ghandruk. Besides the spectacular scenic beauty of Annapurna, the Poon Hill Trek territory also provides a unique opportunity for visitors to learn more about the cultures, religions, languages, and traditions of Nepal’s minority ethnic groups.

View From Poon Hill

The view from the top of Poon hill will provide you with a view of the 8,167 meter Dhaulagiri Himal. Tukuche Peak 6,920m, Mardi HimalManaslu Himal,  Annapurna I, II, and III, Nilgiri, Khopra danda are some of the mountains nearby. Shows the beautiful Kali Gandaki Valley, Jomsom horizon, Gurung and Magar mixed cultures, charming villages as well as many colorful rhododendron jungles. It is for this reason that more trekkers want to do the Poon hill trek. 

There is no doubt that the top attraction of the Poon hill trek is the stunning views of the Himalayas and sunrises. This can be seen especially at sunrise when the first rays of the sun fall on the snow-capped peaks of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other massive mountains. A hike in the early morning to this prime spot would be well worth the effort, as it offers a spectacular view of the Annapurna ranges as the sun rises.

Besides the Poon hill trek route, which hikes through sub-tropical green valleys, large Rhododendron forests, and wild vegetation, tourists can also see wild animals, birds, and butterflies along the way. As a matter of fact, trekkers and mountain lovers love to do the Poon hill trek due to the amazing views of the Annapurna range within the two-night/three-day time frame starting from Pokhara trek 3 days to Poon hill close to the Annapurna range.

POON HILL TRIP DURATION

Poon Hill trek begins from Nayapul after a one-and-a-half-hour drive from Pokhara. The trail passes through the beautiful villages of Tirkhe Dhunda, Ulleri, and Ghorepani. Nayapul to Poon hill’s distance is 13.4 km. The trek takes you through picturesque mountain scenery and villages inhabited by Gurungs and Magars.

If you have only 3 days from Kathmandu

The Kathmandu to Poon hill trek can be done in 3 days if you fly directly to Pokhara at 9 am, where your guide will pick you up at the Pokhara airport, then drive to Nayapul where the trek will begin that same day. You will also be dropped off at Pokhara airport by your guide at the end of the trek.   

Guides and porters

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking package is led by professional guides and porters from the Annapurna Poon Hill area, all of whom are locals from the Ghorepani Annapurna region and are intimately familiar with the people, culture, and history of the Annapurna Poon Hill area. In the last 10 years, guides from our team have led the poon hill trek nine or ten times per season. All of our guides and equipment are covered by trekking insurance policies.

Pokhara Poon hill trek three days cost

Poon hill trek 3 days package can be booked based on a joint group basis for only $240 per person. A complete board package trip includes a combination of both transportation means, three meals a day, lodging, ACAP permits, TIMS permits, services charges, taxes, and VAT are also included in the cost.

Poon hill trek difficulty

The difficulty level of Annapurna Poon Hill Trek is classified as moderate due to its steep terrain, high elevation, and basic facilities. An average level of fitness is needed to complete the trek with a strong highland passion.

Poon Hill Trek 3 days Itinerary

Day 01:

Your guide and porter will pick you up at your Pokhara hotel at 8 AM and drive you to Nayapul (42 km, one hour by taxi) then you will trek to Tirkhedunga (1520 meters, 3 12 hours walking) and stay overnight at the lodge

Day 02:

Hike into the rhododendron forest and ascent to Ghorepani (2853 meters. 6/7 hours walking) where you will stay overnight at the lodge.

Day 03:

Visit Poon hill in the morning (45 minutes to get to the top of the hill for the best sunrise view and mountains view, back to the lodge in Ghorepani for breakfast, then trekking back to Nayapul for about 5-6 hours of hiking before returning to Pokhara

Highlights of the 3 days Poon Hill Trek

  • View of the Annapurna range, the Himalayas from Poon hill, 3210 meters high.
  • There are three mountains over eight thousand meters high, Dhaulagiri, 8,167m, Manaslu, 8,163m, and Annapurna-I, 8,091m.
  • Beautiful villages along the way to Ghorepani Poonhill; Birethanti, Hille, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri.
  • A picturesque waterfall, river, rice terrace, and rhododendron forest
  • You can easily trek in the Annapurna region’s Ghorepani Poon Hill for two nights and three days from Pokhara
  • There is the option of both ways flying to Pokhara from Kathmandu and back to Kathmandu.

Depending on your schedule, choose a Poon hill trek of 3 days, 4 days, or 5 days.

Options number I:

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 3 Days begins with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, followed by a walk to Poon Hill, and finishes with a drive back to Pokhara.

Option number II:

If you are not accustomed to hiking on the mountain, you may need to add one more day to your itinerary. Alternatively, the Ghandruk Village Loop can be reached via the Poon Hill Trek, after which you can drive to Pokhara from Nayapul.

Option II, the itinerary included treks to Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and a bus ride back to Pokhara from Ghandruk village or Syauli bazaar. If you have more than four days, you might be able to visit some interesting places like Jhinu, which has hot springs. Adding an additional day to your trip will cost you $60 per person.

Poon Hill Trek distance

  • Pokhara to Nayapul distance 45 km. 1-hour drive
  • Nayapul to poon hill distance 13.5 km. 2 days hike

Drinking water for your Annapurna Poon hill trek

Don’t forget to carry or purchase Piyush, a product that naturally purifies water. For each liter of water, you will need 3 drops (0.22 ml), so if you want to climb Poon Hill you will need to drink at least 3 letters per day. The use of this method is more common in rural areas in order to purify drinking water. During the trek, Piyush was prepared for disinfecting drinking water so that it could be consumed by trekkers.


Before hiking three days Poon Hill treks in Nepal, Read this Blog by Nepal travelers Mark and Mim for more information about the Poon Hill trek in Ghorepani.



Gear For Trekking

The Poon Hill Trek in the Annapurna Region is a short and easy trek located the closest to Pokhara. You do not have to have any special equipment for this trek. There are several items that you should bring: hiking shoes, socks, trousers, a warm jacket, a T-shirt (or more), a long-sleeved shirt, and a pack of sunscreen (SPF 20+). Bring a torch (flashlight), camera, memory card, and charger (surplus batteries)

During the winter months (December – February), you will need a pair of spikes or crampons if you are planning to do this trek. It is recommended that, if you are planning to do this trek during summer (June – August), you bring a rain poncho or rain jacket.

Visa for Nepal

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport, you will be given an on-arrival visa. I would like to inform you that the Department of Immigration Nepal can accept this form if it is completed and brought with you. By doing this you will be able to avoid the long queues much more quickly.

If you require a visa for multiple entries for 15 days, the U$D 30 will cost you, if you require a visa for 30 days, the U$D 50, and if you require a visa for 100 days, the U$D 125 or equivalent foreign currency will cost you. South Asian nationals and those who have passports from South Asia are not subject to the provisions of 1(a) and 1(b).  Visas are not required for 30 days in nations that belong to the Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Therefore, Indian citizens do not need a visa to visit Nepal.

What is the best way to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu?

Pokhara can be reached by three different modes of transportation. There are daily tourist buses from Kathmandu to Pokhara that leave from Sorkhutte at 7:00 am every morning. The journey takes about seven hours. The Pokhara Tourist Bus departs at 7:30 am every morning. There is a standard tourist bus which costs around US$10 per person and a Deluxe tourist bus which costs around US$25 per person.

Based on the size of your group, you may be able to take a private car/jeep/van. You can be more flexible if you hire a private vehicle if you pay USD 120 for a car, USD 150 for a Jeep, and USD 200 for a van.

There are frequent flights running between Kathmandu and Pokhara. In order to get to Pokhara, you will need to take a flight. It will only take you 25 minutes to get there from Kathmandu. This is a more convenient way to get to Pokhara than by plane. One-way tickets cost 80 dollars per person.

What is the best time and temperature to go to Poon hill for 3 days from Pokhara? 

The temperature of the trek may vary depending on when you book it. During all seasons of the year, we organize this trek every day. During the spring months (March-May) and the autumn months (September-November), this trek is best done. The rhododendrons are in full bloom from February to April. It is best to go on this trek during the Winter (December – February) when it is snowing.

Winter (December – February): The minimum temperature will be around -5 Celsius and the maximum temperature will be around 15 Celsius. In terms of the weather, it will be a bit chilly during this time, but you can still go trekking at this time. In terms of this trek, it is the perfect time to go trekking in the snow.

Spring (March-May): Minimum temperatures will be around +5 C and maximum temperatures will be around 30 C. With clear skies and good temperatures, this is the best time to do this trek. There is no better time of year to see Rhododendrons than now.

During the summer months (June – August), the maximum temperature will be 30 Celsius and the minimum temperature will be +5 Celsius. Despite the rain of this rainy season, we continue to organize this trek. We recommend wearing a rain poncho or rain jacket.

Autumn (September – November): The minimum temperature will be around 0 degrees Celsius and the maximum will be 25 degrees Celsius. There is no better time to go on the trek than now. It will be a beautiful and fresh climate after the rainy season is over.

Options A:

  • Day 01: Your guide will pick you up in your hotel in Pokhara at 8 Am and drive to Nayapul (42 km.1 hour driving by taxi) and trek to Tirkhedunga (1520 meters. 3 ½ hours walking) stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani (2853 meters. 6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 03: Visit Poon Hill early in the morning (45 minutes to get to the top for the best sunrise view and Annapurna mountains Views, trek Back to Nayapul 4/5 hours and drive back to Pokhara

COST INCLUDED

  • Pokhara to Naya pul by taxi /van and Nayapul to Pokhara by taxi or van
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu)
  • Clean and excellent Lodge accommodation on the way
  • Microspikes for Dec to Feb
  • One fluent English speaking, the government registered, experienced first aid the trained guide which is familiar with this area and required porters. One porter for every two pax.
  • (ACAP) Annapurna conservations area project Permits and (TIMS) Trekking Information, management, system card.
  • Guides/Porter: food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.

COST EXCLUDED

  • Personal equipment
  • all beverage, Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, 
  • drinking water/mineral water, etc. during the trek.
  • dessert, etc
  • Hot shower, laundry  
  • personal insurance
  • Tip for guide and porter

Our most competitive cost of the trip is U$D240 per person


Options B:

DETAIL ITINERARY

  • Day 01:  your guide will pick you up at 8 am in your hotel and drive to Nayapul (42 km.1 hour driving by taxi) and trek to Tirkhedunga (1520 meters. 3 ½ hours walking) stay overnight at the lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani (2853 meters. 6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 03: Visit Poon Hill early in the morning (45 minutes to get at the top for the best sunrise view and Annapurna mountains views, back to hotel and trek to Tadapani 2100m 5/6 hours hike, overnight at tea house.
  • Day 04: Trek to Syauli bazaar 4 hours and drive back to Pokhara by taxi.

COST INCLUDED

  • Pokhara to Naya pul by taxi and Syalubazaar to Pokhara by Taxi
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu)
  • Clean and excellent Lodge accommodation on the way
  • Microspikes for Dec to Feb
  • One fluent English-speaking, government registered, experienced first aid trained guide who is familiar with this area and required porters. One porter for every two pax.
  • (ACAP) Annapurna conservations area project Permits and (TIMS) Trekking Information, management, system card.
  • Guides/Porters: food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment etc.

COST EXCLUDED

  • Personal equipment
  • all beverage, Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, 
  • drinking water/mineral water, etc. during the trek.
  • dessert, etc
  • Hot shower, laundry  
  • personal insurance
  • Tip for guide and porter

Our most competitive cost of the trip is U$D300 per person


OPTIONS C:

DETAIL ITINERARY

  • Day 01:  your guide and porter will pick you up at 8 am in your hotel and drive to Nayapul (42 km.1 hour driving by taxi) and trek to Tirkhedunga (1520 meter. 3 ½ hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani (2853 meters. 6/7 hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.
  • Day 03: Visit Poon Hill early in the morning (45 minutes to get at the top for the best sunrise view and mountains, trek to Tadapani 2100m 5/6 hours hike, overnight at tea house.
  • Day 04: Trek to Jhinu danda hot spring 6 hours hike overnight at Jhinu.
  • Day 05: Trek back to Naya pul 4/5 hours and drive back to Pokhara.

COST INCLUDED

  • Pokhara to Naya pul by taxi and Naya Pul to Pokhara by Taxi
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu)
  • Clean and excellent Lodge accommodation on the way
  • Microspikes for Dec to Feb
  • One fluent English-speaking, government registered, experienced first aid trained guide who is familiar with this area and required porters. One porter for every two pax.
  • (ACAP) Annapurna conservations area project Permits and (TIMS) Trekking Information, management, system card.
  • Guides/Porter, food, lodge, bus transportation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.

COST EXCLUDED

  • Personal equipment
  • all beverage, Soft and hard table drinks such as coke, beer, 
  • drinking water/mineral water, etc. during the trek.
  • dessert, etc
  • Hot shower, laundry  
  • personal insurance
  • Tip for guide and porter

Our most competitive cost of the trip is U$D360 per person

Cost Included

  • Pokhara to Naya pul by taxi and Syalubazaar to Pokhara by Taxi
  • Italian, Chinese, Nepali, Indian, many other European Delicious Meals three times a day(Breakfast, lunch, and dinner chose by Menu)
  • Clean and excellent Lodge accommodation on the way
  • Microspikes for Dec to Feb
  • One fluent English-speaking, government-registered, experienced first aid trained guide who is familiar with this area and required porters. One porter for every two pax.
  • (ACAP) Annapurna conservations area project Permits and (TIMS) Trekking Information, management, 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
  • Prices will be 10% discountable if there are more than 5 travellers with the contact person
  • A complimentary trek for the leader if there are 10+1 participants with the contact person
  • Necessary paper works, all government, and local taxes
  • A certificate of appreciation from Nepal wilderness trekking after a successful trek

Cost Excluded

  • Airfare for international flights
  • Upon arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Nepal entry visa fees vary by duration (15 days - $25-30, 30 days
  • 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 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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Frequently Asked Questions

The Poon Hill trek is a moderately short trek. With an altitude of 3210m, anyone can do this, but if you have one or two extra days, it is easier to do the Ghandruk circuit via Poon Hill.
Each day, you will walk 5 to 6 hours and hike 12-15 kilometers.
The Poon Hill trek offers better accommodations than other treks.
Definitely possible, If you have 1/2 extra days then you can do the Ghandruk circuit and Jhinu Hot springs.
Our guide is well trained about the altitude sickness, and if become any emergency, then our guide will call the insurance office and rescue immediately. (if the insurance cover the evacuations)
Pre-monsoon (from February to May) and Post-monsoon (from late September to December)
No, Poon hill is normal trekking of Annapurna region.

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