Poon Hill Short Trek

Trekking and Walking

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US$ 225 P/P

Trip Info

  • Duration

    5 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    Poon Hill 3210 m

  • Difficulty

    easy

  • Starts From

    Pokhara

  • Trip Ends At

    Pokhara

  • Transport

    Private Drive

  • Region/Type

    Annapurna Treks
  • 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 (3,210 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

Itinerary in Details

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul & trek to Ulleri

🕑 1.5 Hours Drive & 4/5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2,050 m

Your trekking guide will pick you up at the hotel in Pokhara after breakfast and start one and half hour's drive to Nayapul. The trekking journey starts once we get to Nayapul. We will walk through sub-tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. After walking through Tikhedhunga, we will reach the base of the hill that has around 3500 steps that lead to the village of Ulleri, where we will spend the night.

Meals: Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 2: Trek to Ghorepani

🕑 5 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 2,875 m

We 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. We 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 3: Trek to Poon Hill & to Tatopani

🕑 6/7 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: Poonhill (3,210M) & O/N Camp 1100 M

We 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, we will leave Ghorepani through the rhododendron forest amidst the magnificent natural vistas. We 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea House

Day 4: Trek to Beni

🕑 4 Hours Walk

Max Altitude: 900 m

We 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.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Accommodation: Tea house

Day 5: Drive back to Pokhara

🕑 3 Hours Drive

Max Altitude: 850 M

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

Enjoy your leisure in the city of Lake paradise.

Meals: Breakfast

Poon Hill Short Trek Map

Includes

Meet Guide in Pokhara

Transfer Pokhara to Tikhedhunga

Tea House Twin/Double Sharing Accommodations During the Trek

Daily Breakfast During the Trek

An Experienced Trekking Guide during the Trek

Annapurna Conservation and TIMS Fees

All Wages, Equipment, Salary, Travel Insurance for Guide 

Helicopter Evacuation arrangement Services (Excluding Cost of Evacuation) If incase od needed

Oxygen Saturation Monitoring System(refundable)

Transfer from Landruk/Dhampus to Pokhara

A Comprehensive Medical Kit

All Taxes

Excludes

Any kind of Transportation to/from Pokhara Except Trekking Part

Any Tour/Activities in Pokhara (Can be arranged at extra cost if Needed)

Accommodations and Meals in Pokhara (Can be arranged at extra cost if Needed)

Your Travel Insurance 

Nepal Entry Visa Fees (Same Cost for Multiple Entry and Single Entry)

Helicopter Evacuation If Needed

Meals – Lunch and Dinner 

Personal Clothing/Equipment (Available on Rent)

Any kinds of Beverages and Extra Cost which is not included in the packages

Tips for Trekking Crew and Supporting team

Any cost occurred from an unfavorable circumstances such as Bad weather, Health issues, landslides, Political strikes, etc.

Any other services and cost which is not mentioned in the inclusion

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

In general, we arrange a 3* Standard Category Accommodations 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/homestays 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 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 organize 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.

Reviews

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.

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

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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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!

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!

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.

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