Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek

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TripGrade: Easy
An Easy Grade Trip - as the name suggests if a trek not that difficulties to trek around. This trip reaches up to 3000 meters high in altitude. The trails will not be that rugged and are highly suitable for family trips. The trips are generally around of a week or little bit more.

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Duration:

5 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

3210m Poon hill

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Private vehicle.

Best Season:

All over the year.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is also sometimes referred to as Annapurna Sunrise Trek owing to the magnificent sunrise view from Poon Hill at around 3210 m. Whether you are an amateur or professional photographer – we bet that the panoramic views of the landscape from Poon Hill will never disappoint you!

The real magical moment is when the darkness is shallowed by light and in front of you lies the massive rock gaint of Mt Annapurna.

Poon Hill Treks offers something stunning & unique, whether that be snow-tipped mountain ranges of the Annapurna region, or endless grasslands, dense rhododendron forests that stretch as far as your eye can see which seemingly never ends. A hot cup of coffee or tea on top of this hill along with other fellow travelers is the table talk of nature-lovers who have been here before. 

This trail leads you to the finest Himalayan location of the Annapurna region; is a short one - best for beginners as the trails are well defined and not much walk is required. Our trekking trail passes through dense rhododendron forest with chirping birds passing villages like Ghorepani, Ulleri, Ghandruk where you get a true picture of Nepalese life and lets you understand the bonding between different ethnic groups living together. Gurungs and Magars are the major inhabitants of this region. 

The trek starts from Pokhara and can be ended either at Pokhara or Beni to finally drive to Kathmandu.

Starting Price

USD 349 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Pokhara

Departure from: Pokhara

Day 1

Drive to Nayapul and trek to ulleri.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You will take a drive of an hour to reach Nayapul from Pokhara after breakfast and start walking. You will walk through sub-tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. After walking through Tikhedhunga, you will reach the base of the hill that has around 3500 steps that lead to the village of Ulleri, where you will spend the night.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges/ homestays Estimated Walking Distance: an hour drive & 5 hrs trek.

Day 2

Trek to Ghorepani.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You will start walking in the morning after breakfast along the path that leads to the rhododendron forest and you can see the Annapurna South, hidden by a ridge smiling at you. You will be passing the villages of Banthanti and Nangathanti through the forest to reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani is a settlement of Poon Magars and has the biggest collection of rhododendron.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 5-6 hrs

Day 3

Trek to Poon Hill (3210m) & to Tatopani.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You will hike to Poonhill (3210m), early morning for 45 minutes for sunrise view over the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range and other smaller ranges, and after breakfast, you will leave Ghorepani through the rhododendron forest amidst the magnificent natural vistas. You will walk downhill for most of the day as you walk past Sikha and Chitre until you reach Tatopani. The trail has a huge collection of rhododendrons and you can witness the mountains like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna, and Thorang peak on the frontier line during the entire day. Tatopani is famous for hot water springs where you can take a dip and feel relaxed.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 4

Trek to Beni.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

You will walk for around 6 hours until you reach Beni today. If you wish to ride a local bus you can ride it from Tatopani to reach Beni but walking is much fun through the forest of Oak, Bamboo, and Rhododendron. The view of farming terrace and landscape is also magnificent, especially the different images than the imaginary. Overnight at Beni. If you drive to Beni the same day you can reach Pokhara for overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel/ lodges/ tea house Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 5

Drive back to Pokhara.

After your breakfast, you will enjoy the scenic drive back to Pokhara and the trek concludes.

Enjoy your leisure in the city of Lake paradise.

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferred accommodation.

In general we arrange a 3-star hotel with all facilities in cities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra.

Although all places during your trek do not have all modern facilities (especially at higher altitudes), we ensure that it is arranged safely and comfortably. Mostly hygienic and safe tea houses / local lodges / home stays are arranged & please feel free to personalize according to your preference.

If your travel schedule includes camping or if you choose to experience it, a correct campsite will be determined in advance and everything will be taken care of. If required, we also provide equipment such as a tent, cookware, etc. Check the equipment lists and equipment lists for more information.

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B accommodation within the costs. Meals in the city must be paid separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place.

Remote areas don't have that many options, but hygienic and well-prepared food is always served. Moreover, most meals are included in the costs during your trek. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available! Moreover, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome of Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Follow the detailed route description or itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you to your heart's content.


Inclusion

Whats Included

  • All ground transfers such as pick up & drop offs
  • All accommodation during the trek
  • Conservation Fees, TIMS and all necessary permits 
  • Trekking Map of Annapurna region
  • All Meals, tea/coffee and snacks during the trek as per itinerary
  • An experienced english speaking guide
  • All wages, allowance, equipment, and insurance as per itinerary
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Farewell dinner

Whats Not Included

  • Meals in City
  • Travel insurance
  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Personal expenses such as Bar Bills, Phone calls, Laundry
  • Tips for Guide/Porters
  • Any cost which is not mentioned above includes and any other extended services.


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

Reviews

Your Words - as is. Reviews from Previous Himalayan Trekkers Travelers.

80%

base on 6 Reviews

14 Jan 2020

Fabien Andrieu

France

Excellent trek with Himalayan Trekkers

I've just finished my 4 days / 3 nights Poon Hill trek with Himalayan Trekkers and I really enjoyed it.


My young but yet experienced guide Mansoon was great and courteous. We had good moments and he was happy to answer to my needs.
If you do this trek with them you'll experience really good places to stay and wonderful views on the Himalayan mountain range and also local life in the villages, amazing nature.
All was really well planed and I thank Raj for the professionalism of his trek agency.


I hope I'll have some time in the future to try a new adventure with Himalayan Trekkers.

16 Nov 2018

lily

Croatia

Breathtaking trek in Annapurna region

Before coming to Nepal me and my boyfriend got in contact with Raj via a mutual friend. After telling Raj what we wanted to do, he put together a suggestion for a trip. What we really appreciated was the possibility to discuss the iteniary with Raj, thus custom tailoring our trip to our wishes!

We ended up doing a 8 day trip where the highlight was the sunrise at poonhill. Our guide Ramesh was really friendly and really took care of us, it was clear that he had done this many times before!

As icing on the cake we also got to enjoy two dinners with Raj, which gave as the opportunity to really discover nepal food and drinks. Would highly recommend them!

09 Nov 2018

christian

Afghanistan

Amazing trek in Annapurna

We were in contact with Raj who helped us plan a trek in Annapurna just like we wanted it. Not only did he and our guide Ramesh deliver an amazing experience in the Himalayas, but Raj was also a valuable contact throughout our stay in Nepal and he also offered us a welcome and farewell nepalese meal. It was especially intresting to try their local alcoholic beverage Tongba, made out of fermented millet!

All in all, we couldn’t be happier with the service he provided!

16 Sep 2016

Sari Willems

Netherlands

Amazing trekking to Puunhill

We had an amazing 3 day trek to Puunhill with our very nice guide Joel. During the trekking we stopped a few times to get more information of the flora and fauna all around us. Due to the very good English of Joel, we got a lot of information during this trekking, which we appreciate a lot. We were very lucky with the weather. Even though we had an amazing time, we recommend to do this trekking in 4 or 5 days instead of 3, because we think you will enjoy more if you take more time and you will go a different route down.

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11 Mar 2016

Leugge

China

Spectacular experience through Himalaya and Nepalese Culture

Thank you very much Raj and team Balcrishna, Shankar and Sisir for such an amazing experience and adventure. The trekking through incredible places in the Anapurna Circuit enjoining the views was unique. Getting in touch with wonderful people and culture made the experience even more unforgetable.

Our trekk was just 5 days plus some days in Kathmandu and Pokhara. In total 10 days.. Short but intense! We already started to organize the next adventure through the Himalaya.. Maybe a bit bigger challenge this time? Upper Dolpo?

We really had good fun in the Mountains, singing and laughing with our team was priceless and made the challenge very special.

Thanks again

28 Nov 2019

Martin

India

Awesome Poonhill Trek

Planning for trekking in Nepal from Bulgaria is itself a challenge and curiosity but we fortunately came through Himalayan Trekkers who made our dream come true. If you are also planning to come to Nepal for a trip then without searching for any agencies, believe me you can directly contact to Himalayan Trekkers as they are such trustworthy and knowledgeable team. Likewise, me along with my girlfriend did Poonhill trek in Nepal. After the car dropped us from Pokhara, We started our trek from Ullari by climbing over 3000 stone paved stairs. At first day it was pretty tiring and inhabitual but after we went to our hotel and got refreshed, all the tiredness was vanished. Such hospitality of the locals and the mesmerizing view of the place made us very excited and enthralled. Thank you guys for organizing such an amazing trip beyond our expectations. This trip and the time spent with you (Raj) is always going to be memorable and wonderful lifetime experience.

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