Trekking and Walking

Poon Hill Short Trek

Nepal

Poon Hill Short Trek

Trip Rating

4/5 Out of 6 Reviews

Trip Duration

5 Days

Trial Access

Comfortable Drive on a Private vehicle

Country

Nepal

Max Altitude

Poon Hill 3210 M

Activity Level

easy

Group Size

Min 2 Pax

Best Season

All Year Round

Poon Hill Short Trek is an ideal trek destination for trekkers, especially for those time-restricted travelers who want to have a taste of the Himalayas. Also known as the Sunrise Trek, due to the magnificent sunrise views you get from Poon Hill (3210 m).

Whether you are a beginner or professional photographer – we bet that the panoramic views of the landscape from the hilltop will never disappoint you!

The real magical moment is in the morning when the darkness is shallowed by light, and in front of you lies the massive dazzling mountains of Annapurna ranges. 

Poon Hill Short Trek 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. 

Like all the treks of the Annapurna Region, the way to reach Poon Hill is from Pokhara.

Our trekking trail for Poon Hill passes through dense rhododendron forest with chirping birds while passing the 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. 

You can also combine this poon hill trek with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Ghandruk, a 10 days package if you have few extra days where you can enjoy more in the backdrop of the Himalayas.

The best time to visit Poon hill is Spring and while crossing Ghorepani, you also witness the largest collection of rhododendron forests with blooming flowers.

Poon Hill Trek Highlights

  • Magnificent views of Annapurna Massive range 
  • Unique trails (3500 steps trails in Ulleri)
  • Interesting Cultural and traditions 
  • Local groups of Tamang’s and Gurungs 
  • The extraordinary beauty of nature will fill your heart with joy

Simple, Transparent Price

No hidden fees

$ 349

  • 100% Client Satisfaction
  • Experience of a Decade into Action
  • Personal Touch & Professional Service

Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Nayapul & trek to Ulleri

1 hr drive & 5 hrs trek

2,070 m

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges/ homestays

Day 2

Trek to Ghorepani

5-6 hrs

2,875 m

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges

Day 3

Trek to Poon Hill & to Tatopani

6-7 hrs

3,210 m

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Tea house/ lodges

Day 4

Trek to Beni

6-7 hrs

900 m

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.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Hotel/ lodges/ tea house

Day 5

Drive back to Pokhara

3-4 hrs

827 m

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.

BB

3 star hotel

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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 ups & 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
  • All government taxes and official expenses

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. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing

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