Poon Hill Trek

“Poonhill Trekking is a short wonderful hiking trip to the Annapurna region of Nepal. People love it for sunrise view with the panorama of Mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna, the 7th and 10th tallest mountain in the world.

 

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code : N-AT-124
  • Destination : Nepal
  • Trip Duration: 9 days
  • Best Season : From Sept to mid Dec & From Feb to May
  • Max Altitude : 3210 meters/ 10531 feet
  • Trip Starts/Ends : Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Transportation: Private Car and Tourist Coach.
  • Accomodation: Standard hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara & Tea-house in Trekking
  • Trip Grade: Easy

Poon Hill Trek is a rewarding short trip to Annapurna zone of Nepal. This trekking allows discovering a majestic view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range only after short days of hiking. Mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I are the seventh and tenth tallest mountain in the world.

Poon Hill trekking also presents to explore the distinctive flora and fauna of mountain area. Furthermore, it also grants you to learn more about simple but happy rural Nepalese lifestyle.

Generally, Poon Hill trek is very popular amidst the people who have limited time but are craving to experience splendor beauty of Nepal Himalayas. Poonhill Trekking is also popular in the names of Annapurna Sunrise Trekking, Short Annapurna Trekking, and Ghorepani Trekking.

The gateway of the Poonhill trek is Pokhara. It is 200 km west of Kathmandu. From Pokhara, it takes 1-hour drive to Nayapul. The trekking starts from Nayapul with walking along the bank of Modi Khola to reach Birethanti village. Then the trail climbs steadily up the side to reach next village is called Tikhe Dhunga. The ascent continues getting to Ghorepani through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons. In the spring season rhododendrons bloom in the forest. Thus, at this time whole hill actually turns into the gardens of beautiful flowers mostly in red color.

Afterward, the trail moves towards  Ulleri. This is the village of Magar community.  The visit of this hamlet gives different cultural experience to all. After passing this village sooner you reach Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, the hiking to Poonhill at an elevation of 3210m provides an enchanting view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas.  After the visit of Poonhill, the trail again follows to the pine and rhododendron forest. Next, it passes few other villages and brings to experience culture of Gurung society in Ghandruk village.

In Ghandruk visit of Gurung Museum and local hospitality provide extra relish to this trip. This village also offers dazzling views of Mount Fish Tail, Mount Annapurna South, and Mount Himchuli. From Ghandruk the trail follows downhill all the way to Birethanti. It’s a really exciting to stepping onto a staircase paved with stone slabs. Finally, the trekking ends at Naya Pul. Then it drives to Pokhara following to Kathmandu.

Poon Hill Trek- Note:

Poon Hill trek 9 days is a standard trip. However, it’s likely to be customized. Thus, please let us know if any request you have.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu Airport
  • Day 2 Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, 200 km west of Kathmandu. Driving 7 hours.
  • Day 3 Drive from Pokhara to Naya Pul. Driving 1 hour. Trekking to Tikhe Dhunga (Alt. 1540m/ 5005ft). Walking 3:30 hours.
  • Day 4 Trekking from Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani (Alt. 2860m/9295ft). Walking 5:30 hours.
  • Day 5 Early morning trekking from Ghorepani to Poon Hill. Then to Tadapani. (Alt. 2630m/8548ft). Walking 6 hours.
  • Day 6 Trekking from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft). Walking 3:30 hours.
  • Day 7 Trekking from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m/3477ft).Walking 4 hours. Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. Driving 1 hour.
  • Day 8 Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu and farewell dinner.
  • Day 9 Final Departure.

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