Poon Hill Trek, Nepal

9 Days | Trek: 5 Days | Lodge | Maximum altitude: 3210m | Minimum: 1 Person

The Poon Hill Trek is a short trek in Annapurna Region of Nepal. The actual trek is less than 5 days but it goes really close to the massive mountains. It is an easy trek too; the maximum altitude being 3210m there is no risk of altitude sickness. The views are superb all the way throughout the trek - real highlight being an early morning hike from Ghorepani to top of the Poon Hill to watch sunrise over the Himalayas. The spectacular panorama stretches from Dhaulagiri I (8167m) and Tukuche (6920m) to Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m). You will never forget the sight for rest of your life when you see early morning sun changing the colours in horizon as the first rays hit the mountain tops.

For culture lovers, there are beautiful Gurung Villages - Ghandruk and Ghorepani are charming clusters of closely spaced, slate-roofed houses surrounded by neatly terraced fields and framed by outstanding views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. For nature lovers, the abundant rhododendron forests create unforgettable sights as they blossom in the Spring.

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adventure Imagine offers this Poon Hill Trek in Nepal supported by some of the most experienced trekking guides in the whole trekking industry, with top class planning, small groups and at affordable prices.

The trek starts at Nayapul after just an hour long drive from Pokhara. We will then walk past green fields and terraces to climb to Ghandruk for the first stop over. The next day is a short trek to Tadapani and another day to Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, the next morning we wake up early to hike to top of Poon Hill for sunrise. We then walk back towards Nayapul to end the trek. A relaxing stay at Pokhara, a beautiful lake city is another highlight of this trip.

 

Itinerary: Poon Hill Trek

Day 01 Arrive in Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 02 Kathmandu sightseeing tour, Cultural show in the evening, Hotel
Day 03 Fly: Kathmandu to Pokhara (30 min)
            Drive from airport to Nayapul, 1 hr,
            Trek to Ghandruk 1990m, 5 hrs, Lodge
Day 04 Trek to Tadapani 2710m or Banthati 2606m, Lodge
Day 05 Trek to Ghorepani, 2750m, Lodge
Day 06 Early morning hike up to Poon Hill, 3210m, Trek down to Tirkhedhunga, 1540m, Lodge
Day 07 Trek Tirkhedhunga to Nayapul, Finish the Trek
            Drive to Pokhara, 1hr, Hotel
Day 08 Flight: Pokhara to Kathmandu, Transfer to Hotel
Day 09 Trip ends. Transfer to airport or continue on extension programs

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  • Dates and Prices

  • How difficult is this

  • Equipment: what you need to bring?

  • Flights & Insurance

  • Detailed Itinerary

 

The best seasons are spring (Mar to Jun) and autumn (Oct to Dec) but they also attract a large number of trekkers from many countries. If you want to avoid busy season then you might want to trek in other months.

It is monsoon during July/August with late rain often affecting September too. Flights to Pokhara are normally not affected. Insect repellent is a must for trek during monsoon (leeches are nuisance). This is one trek that can be enjoyed thorughout the year.

 

We run this trek as a private departure, which means you can pick your own date to start. It is available even for a single person or a group. Just email us at - [email protected]

 

We rate this trek as easy-moderate. This means, you do not require high level of experience. Even people without previous trekking experience should be able to do this trek.

If you can walk with a small backpack (like 10kg maximum) for about 4-5 hrs on a day, then you should be able to do this trek. There is no risk of altitude sickness. There are no high passes. It is a non-difficult walk.

 

Clothing
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Woolen hat (or balaclava)
  • Gloves
  • Down jacket or down vest
  • Trekking boots and spare laces
  • Hat (warm) scarf and gloves
  • Waterproof jacket, poncho or umbrella
  • Trousers
  • Running shoes, sandals or thongs (flip-flops)
  • Shorts and trousers or skirt
  • Wool-blend socks, liner socks and under wear
  • Thermal Underwear (not cotton)
  • Sunhat
  • Fleece Jacket
  • T-shirts (two or three) and long-sleeved shirt with collar.
Equipment
  • Backpack
  • Sleeping bag and silk liner
  • Maps, compass and guidebook
  • Water bottle
  • Torch (flashlight), spare batteries and bulbs
  • Duffle bag (we provide this free of cost)
Miscellaneous Items
  • Toiletries
  • Quick-drying camp towel
  • Laundry soap powder or bar
  • Toilet paper and cigarette lighter
  • Sunscren (SPF 20+) and lip balm
  • Polarising sunglasses
  • Pocket knife
  • Iodine, water-purification tablets or filter
  • Insect repellent (for lower elevations)
  • Emergency kit including a whistle and waterproof matches/lighter
  • Locks for bags and lodge rooms
  • Stuff sacks
  • Earplugs.
Optional Equipments
  • Camera, Memory card and batter charger (or spare batteries)
  • Adapters
  • GPS unit
  • Altimeter
  • Binoculars
  • Books/magazines
  • Small duffle bag (to leave behind in Kathmandu)
  • Backpack cover (waterproof, slip-on)
  • Trekking Poles

Where can you get these equipment? Should you buy it or should you hire it? Get all these information and answers on our trekking equipment page.

 

Flights -

We arrange your domestic flight (Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu) for you as required by the trekking schedule. You will need to look for international flights to Kathmandu yourself. However, we can look for the international flights upon request.

Insurance -

It is very important to have a proper travel insurance for your trip. Make 100% sure that the insurance policy you are buying sufficiently covers the trek upto 3200m. Make sure it covers helicopter rescue evacuation and medical bills - just in case.

Our insurance covers only for the Nepali staff, including guide, all field staff and porters. There is no burden whatsoever on your part for the Nepali staff - we understand it is our responsibility and we protect them all.

 

For detailed itinerary of the Poon Hill Trek, please email us at - [email protected]

What is included -
1. Airport pickup/drop
2. Kathmandu hotel on twin share & breakfast, 3 star (upgrade or budget possible)
3. Kathmandu sightseeing tour with guide, entrance fees
4. Flight: Kathmandu - Pokhara
5. Private car from Pokhara to Nayapul
6. Annapurna Conservation Area entrance fees
7. TIMS fees
8. Trekking guide, porters
9. Daily wages and insurance of guide and porters
10. Staying in local lodges while on trek
11. Breakfast, lunch and dinner on trek
12. First-aid kits and communication devices (with guide) on trek
13. Waterproof duffel bag for your trekking kits
14. Sleeping bag (rent)
15. Pokhara hotel on twin share & breakfast, 3 star (upgrade or budget possible)
16. Private car from Nayapul to Pokhara
17. Flight: Pokhara-Kathmandu

What is not included -
01. International flights
02. Nepal visa fees
03. Lunch and dinner while you stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara
04. Any kind of drinks while on trek
05. Your personal medical and travel insurance, evacuation/medical expenses
06. Tips etc

 
 
Poon Hill Trek - the top

 

  OTHER TREKS IN ANNAPURNA REGION


- Annapurna Circuit Trek - flying out of Jomsom
- Annapurna Full Circuit Trek
- Annapurna Base Camp Trek

 

 
 

Who can do this trek?

If you are reasonably fit, and able to walk for 4-5 hrs with a small backpack, then you are good for this trek. There are no high passes. If you are going in monsoon (June/August), raincoat and waterproof clothes are must. If you are trekking in winter, you will need proper warm clothes including down jacket and down sleeping bag.

 
Trek to the Poon Hill
 
Poon Hill Trekking Lodge
 

What about altitude sickness and acclimatization?

Our itineraries are carefully planned that keep plenty of time to rest and acclimatization that allows flexibility and change in plans. The good news is - this trek goes to maximum 3210m and there is no risk of altitude sickness.

However, drink plenty of water and avoid alcohol. Our guides are very experienced and they will very attentive to help you.

 
 

HOW LONG ARE WALKING HOURS?

Average walking time is 4-5 hours. But depending on conditions, you may have to walk for 6 to 7 hrs. There will be time for rest, take photograph and enjoy the scenery.

 
Poon Hill Walking route
 
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Destinations

 - Nepal
 - Tibet
 - Bhutan
 - India


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