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    • Duration4 days
    • AccommodationMountain lodge
    • Start | EndPokhara
    • ActivityTrekking
    • Max Altitude3,210 meter
    • DifficultiesModerate
    • Best SeasonSep - Dec | Feb - May
    • Group Size1-20 pax
    • Meal3 B | 4 L | 3 D
    Introduction

    Beautiful Poon hill trekking 4 days from Pokhara to the famous viewpoint of Poonhill to experience views of Annapurna, Fishtail and Hiunchuli. Package costs USD 425/Pax  that includes all necessary services such as guide, porter, transportation, accommodation, food, permit and gears.

    The Poon hill trekking passes through rhododendron forests and terraced fields and stopping off at beautiful Gurung and Magar villages of Ulleri, Ghorepani and Tadapani. The major highlight of this trek is the hike to the famous viewpoint Poon Hill at 3210m altitude from where one can witness spectacular display of mountains from Dhaulagiri range, Dhampus peak, Tukuche peak, Gurja Himal, Nilgiri range to  Annapurna South, Annapurna I and II, Gandharba Chuli, Fishtail, and Manaslu.

    Ghorepani Poon hill trek itinerary is a short and easy trek from Pokhara suitable for trekkers of all age groups. Poonhill trek from Pokhara can be done any time of the year though, Spring (Mar-May) and Autumn (Sep-Nov) are best.

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    GHOREPANI POON HILL TREKKING ITINERARY

    There are some different routes to make this Ghorepani Poon hill trek. But, route starting from Nayapul to Ulleri then uphill to Poonhill and back Pokhara from Kilyu is probably the best one.

    • Day 1: Pokhara - Ulleri.
    • Day 2: Ulleri - Ghorepani.
    • Day 3: Ghorepani - Tadapani.
    • Day 4: Tadapani - Pokhara.

    GHOREPANI POON HILL TREKKING HIGHLIGHTS

    Major highlight of this trek is to the famous viewpoint Poon Hill at 3210 m altitude. From where one can witness spectacular display of mountains. From Dhaulagiri range, Dhampus peak, Tukuche peak, Gurja Himal, Nilgiri range to Annapurna South, Annapurna I and II, Gandharba Chuli, Fishtail, and Manaslu:

    • Witness spectacular panorama of Himalayan.
    • Expericing the diverse culture and lifestyle.
    • Trek through rhododendron and bamboo forest.
    • Suitable for trekkers with normal physical condition.
    • Climb the famous viewpoint called Poon Hill, at 3210 m altitude.

    GHOREPANI POON HILL TREK COST

    Package costs USD 425/person that includes all necessary services such as transportation, permit, necessary documentation, staff insurance, accommodation, food and taxes. There is no hidden or unseen cost. If you are travelling in a group of more than 2 person, please inform us to get lower package rates.

    What is included in the tour price ?

    • Documentation - No hidden charges All necessary paper works, government and local taxes & company service charges
    • Permit(Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit & Trekkers Information Management System [TIMS] registration card)
    • All land transportation on a private vehicle as per the group size (car, jeep, van or a bus)(Day 1: Pokhara - Nayapul & Day 4: Kilyu - Pokhara)
    • Accommodation during the trek (3 nights accommodation on clean mountain lodges on sharing basis )
    • Meal - Full board(Warm and fresh meal during the trek|3 Breakfast | 4 Lunch | 3 Dinner)
    • Trekking gears (Sleeping bag, duffel bag, trekking poles, water bottle & rain poncho)
    • 1 X English speaking Trekking guide(Experienced, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained)
    • Porters - Strong, experienced and honest (01 Porter for 2 trekkers/ maximum 16 kgs luggage per porter)
    • Arrangements for trekking staffs(All meals |3 times a day, salary, accommodation and insurance)

    WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

    • Personal nature expenses (All alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, hot and cold drinks during rest, lunch and dinner, laundry)
    • Charging electronic devices (If electricity is provided by solar power, charging devices such as Mobile, tablet and laptop will be charged.)
    • Insurance(Your travel insurance)
    • Tipping / gratis for guides, porters and drivers(Tipping is like giving a hug. Although it’s never expected, it’s always very much appreciated.)
    • Unexpected expenses (Expenses arising from unforeseen circumstances beyond the control of Eyes on Nepal such as natural calamities, mishaps or accident)

    CANCELLATION POLICY

    Cancellation policy is only applicable to package tariffs. The cancellation charge will be against the total package cost after deducting non-refundable expenses such as permits, transportation costs, airfare expenses that have been paid as part of the trip.
    • If you cancel your trip 30 days prior to the program start date, 15% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charged.
    • Any cancelation made 15 days prior to the program start date, 30% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charge.
    • If you cancel your trip 1 week prior to the program start date, 50% cancellation fees of the total package cost will be charge.
    • cancelation made less than one week prior to the program start date, it will be deemed as no show and hence no refund will be made.
    • You must notify us about cancellation through writing via email.

    LEAVE FOOTPRINTS ONLY

    "Leave nothing but foot prints, take nothing but photos & memories"
    • We suggest to stay in locally-owned lodges or tea houses
    • Waste management (We request to bring back all the waste materials you have carried on your way)
    • Kindly respect local culture and dress code.

    GHOREPANI POON HILL TREK PHOTOS

    GHOREPANI POON HILL TREK MAP

    There are several routes to make this Ghorepani Poon hill trek. Please find the most scenic route map below.

    POON HILL TREKKING ITINERARY IN DETAILS

    The easy level beautiful Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the must do trek in Nepal. Here is the day to day details itinerary for Ghorepani Poon Hill trek 4 days 3 nights from Pokhara.

    Day 1Pokhara to Ulleri (2020m)

    Morning drive for one and a half hour from Pokhara to Nayapul, a distance of about 40km. Trek starts from Nayapul reaching Birethanti in about 30 minutes. At Birethanti trekkers are required to enter their personal details with ACAP permits and TIMS. We continue our trek towards Ulleri crossing over Sudame (1340m), Hille (1460m) and Tirkhedhunga (1540m). Lunch will be served in Hille. The uphill trail from Tirkhedhunga to Ulleri is paved with 3421 stone steps, offering an endurance test for all types of trekkers. Dinner will be in hotel.

     
    Duration

    6 hrs.

     
    Altitude

    2,020M

     
    Meals

    L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Tourist Hotel

    Day 2Ulleri to Ghorepani

    Within half an hour of leaving Ulleri, you will arrive at Banthanti (2210m). Banthanti gives way to a continuous forest path. It takes almost 2 hrs to be in Nangethanti (2430m), a resting point in the midst of rhododendron and pine forest. Most of the trail indeed goes through primitive and pristine forest. After having lunch in Nangethanti, we continue our trek to Ghorepani for another 2 hrs. Ghorepani is a Gurung and Magar settlement offering splendid views of Dhaulagiri range, Tukuche, Dhampus, Gurja Himal, Nilgiri, Baraha Sikhar, Hiunchuli, Annapurna South. Dinner in hotel.

    Note: If you still have energy and if the weather is good, we will continue trek on the same day to Poonhill (3200m) to watch panoramic mountain views of Dhaulagiri range, Dhampus peak, Tukuche peak, Gurja Himal, Nilgiri range, Barah Sikhar, Annpurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and II, Gandharba Chuli, Fishtail, Lamjung Himal and Manaslu at the far end.

     
    Duration

    7 hrs

     
    Altitude

    2,750M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 3Ghorepani to Tadapani

    Early morning trek to Poonhill (3200m) for sunrise and mountain views. It takes one and a half hour of uphill challenging hike. Enjoy the amazing view of sunrise and mountains and surrounding landscape, giving you a feel of heaven. Trek back to Ghorepani and have warm breakfast. Then continue trek to Tadapani (2630m) along a scenic trail through rhododendron forest. En route we will pass Deurali viewpoint (3090m) and Banthanti (3180m) where we will have our lunch. Dinner will be in hotel.

     
    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    2,620M

     
    Meals

    B | L | D

     
    Accommodation

    Mountain lodge

    Day 4Tadapani to Pokhara

    After breakfast, we start our trek to Ghandruk. It takes about 3 hrs to reach Ghandruk. Continue past Ghadruk on a downhill trail to Kilyu which is about 1hr. Kilyu is perfect for lunch. Thereafter we drive for 3 hrs to go to Pokhara directly via Birethanti and Nayapul.

    Congratulations!! You have successfully completed your trekking.

    Note: On the way to Pokhara, your ACAP permits and TIMs will be checked at Birethanti.

     
    Duration

    6 hrs

     
    Altitude

    800M

     
    Meals

    B | L

     
    Accommodation

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    GHOREPANI POON HILL TREK Packing List

    This checklist helps you decide what to pack for your trip. Smart packing makes travel fun.

    Packing list Summer season

    During summer, the temperature in the day is about 20 degree Celsius and 5 degree Celsius in the morning/evening however it is a bit chilly early morning. Sometimes due to unexpected weather, the temperature drops to 0 degree Celsius. While trekking you should travel as light as possible so we advise to carry less gadgets and belongings. Below is a list of items you need to include:
    • Day backpack
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Sun Hat
    • Shorts
    • T-shirts (Quick dry)
    • Multi-uses neck warmer
    • Sweat/cotton pants
    • Thermal wear
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Fleece Jacket
    • Down jacket (0 DC)
    • Socks
    • Gloves
    • Poncho
    • Towel
    • Head light
    • Hand sanitizer
    • Books (during road journey)
    • Waterproof jacket (wind stopper)
    • International travel plug (to charge your gadgets)
    • Waterproof Trekking boots

    Packing list winter season

    During winter, the temperature in the day is about 15 degree Celsius and 0 degree Celsius in the morning/evening however it is a bit chilly early morning. Sometimes due to unexpected weather, the temperature drops to -5 degree Celsius. While trekking you should travel as light as possible so we advise to carry less gadgets and belongings. Below is a list of items you need to include:
    • Day backpack
    • Sunglasses
    • Sunscreen
    • Sun Hat
    • T-shirt (quick dry)
    • Multi-uses Neck warmer
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Full sleeve shirt
    • Sweat/cotton pants
    • Thermal wear
    • Down jacket (-10 DC)
    • Socks
    • Waterproof Gloves
    • Poncho
    • Towel
    • bed liner
    • Hand Sanitizer
    • Head light
    • Crampon
    • Reading book
    • Waterproof jacket (wind stopper)
    • Waterproof Trekking boots
    • International travel plug (to charge your gadgets)

    EYES ON NEPAL PROVIDES

    Eyes on Nepal provides some essential and common gears that can be use again and wont charge for it.
    • Sleeping bag
    • Water bottle
    • Trekking poles
    • Duffel bags
    • Rain Poncho
    • First aid
    • Down Jacket(Not suggest due to hygiene & size)

    INFO

    Poon hill trek is one of the best selling Nepal trek package. We always suggest our guest to know some must know things about this trip. Here are some important information about this trip.

    Nepal visa info(UPDATED)

    Nepal Visa Fee
    15 Days – 30 USD
    30 Days – 50 USD
    90 Days – 125 USD
    Visa fee for travellers of SAARC Countries and China is fully waived. Indian nationals require no visa to enter into Nepal. Visit here for more info

    Accommodation on Poon hill trek

    Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a popular and prominent trekking trail in Nepal. Here you will find plenty of well-equipped tea houses (lodges) along all points of the trek. Trekkers will have a variety of accommodation to choose for their comfortable stay. Rooms with private bathroom are easily available in most of places.

    Food on Poon hill trek route

    Today, a range of food is available for trekkers on this trek. Nepali rice and lentils, soups, Momos, fried rice, dishes, noodles, Tsampa, spaghetti, spring rolls are available during the trek. The prices for the same item of food increases with increasing altitude.

    Those trekking in Annapurna region are recommended to choose locally-produced organic vegetables and cereals over meat items owing to the high cost of the latter in transporting and preserving in high-altitude region.

    Drinking water during Poon hill trekking

    Bottled water and Jars are highly used by trekkers on Annapurna region trek. They can be easily purchase from local stores along the trekking trail.

    Boiled Water on the other hand are the safest- they are offered by lodges upon request and is often charged a certain price.

    The third option is to use local water collected from local streams/rivers for drinking. This can be made drinkable by adding water purification tablets or chlorine dioxide before drinking. But due to its strong smell, trekkers often avoid drinking this type of water which can result in dehydration. So we highly recommend to use boiling water at all times.

    Best season for Poon hill trek

    This trek can be done in all seasons. Still, October/November and February /April are considered the best season for this trek.

    Poon hill trek in January

    Trek to Poonhill in January is a tough journey for some trekkers due to cold weather. Nevertheless, trekkers who enjoy snow and walking on icy trail (from Banthanti to Tadapani) may take full enjoyment.

    rainfall monthly poon hill

    Poon hill trek in December

    December is of the coldest months in Nepal. Trekker to Poon Hill may encounter snowfall and possibly have to walk on icy trail.

    Temperature of Poon hill

    Poon Hill is one of the most popular trekking destinations in Nepal. Poon hill is an all-season destination. Even during winter season, Poon Hill looks majestic with snowfall and in Summer expect some rainfall.

    Poon hill temperature

     

    Poon hill trek duration

    One of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region is Poonhill trek. It can be completed within 3, 4 or 5 days depending upon trekkers’ time and interest. You can shorten and extend the trek days. 4 days 3 nights  trek itinerary is the most commonly preferred by trekkers.

    Poon hill trek route

    There are two different routes you can do this Poonhill trek in. They can be categorized under Clockwise and Anti-clockwise heading.

    CLOCKWISE ROUTE

    The Clockwise trekking route begins from Nayapul heading towards Ulleri and Poonhill

    5 DAYS POON HILL SUNRISE TREK ITINERARY

    • 6 hrs. | Day 1 | Pokhara to Ulleri
    • 4 hrs. | Day 2 | Ulleri to Ghorepani
    • 8 hrs. | Day 3 | Ghorepani-Poon hill – Ghorepani – Tadapani
    • 3 hrs. | Day 4 | Tadapani- Ghandruk
    • 5 hrs. | Day 5 | Ghandruk – Pokhara

    4 DAYS POON HILL SUNRISE TREK ITINERARY

    • 6 hrs. | Day 1 | Pokhara to Ulleri
    • 4 hrs. | Day 2 | Ulleri to Ghorepani
    • 8 hrs. | Day 3 | Ghorepani-Poon hill – Ghorepani – Tadapani
    • 7 hrs. | Day 4 | Tadapani- Pokhara

    3 DAYS SHORT TREK TO POON HILL ITINERARY

    • Day 1: Pokhara to Ghorepani
    • Day 2: Ghorepani-Poon hill – Ghorepani – Tadapani
    • Day 3: Tadapani- Pokhara

    ANTI-CLOCKWISE ROUTE

    4 DAYS POON HILL GHOREPANI TREK ITINERARY

    • Day 1: Pokhara – Tadapani
    • Day 2: Tadapani – Ghorepani
    • Day 3: Ghorepani-Poon hill – Ghorepani – Ulleri
    • Day 4: Ulleri- Pokhara

    3 DAYS POONHILL GHOREPANI TREK ITINERARY

    • 8 hrs. | Day 1 | Pokhara to Tadapni
    • 6 hrs. | Day 2 | Tadapani – Ghorepani
    • 7 hrs. | Day 3 | Ghorepani – Poon hill – Ghorepani – Ulleri- Pokhara

    Poon hill trek from Pokhara

    Pokhara is the gateway point for trekking in the Annapurna region. Most trekking routes in Annapurna region connects with Pokhara. The entry point for Poon hill trek from Pokhara is Nayapul, which is about one hour driving distance from Pokhara. After completing the trek, trekkers can easily get transportation service back to Pokhara.

    Poon hill trek from Ghandruk

    Ghandruk is known for its snow-capped peaks and ethnic culture. You can do Poon Hill trek from Ghandruk which is in Anti-clockwise direction. Trekkers with good physical fitness can reach Ghorepani on the same day. If you are not in hurry, then you can rest a night in Deurali before getting back to Pokhara.

    Pokhara to Poon Hill by car (Jeep)

    You can visit Poon Hill comfortably in a car or jeep. The journey involves a full day drive from Pokhara to Ghorepani followed by a one and a half hours’ hike from Ghorepani to Poon hill. After enjoying the scenic views from Poon Hill, you can get down to Ghorepani and then drive back to Pokhara on next day. The other option is to trek down from Poon Hill to Ulleri and then drive to Pokhara.

    Ghorepani Poonhill trek itinerary

    Poon Hill is one of most well-known trekking destinations in Nepal. Due to increasing road network in Annapurna region, Poon Hill trek can complete in short duration. The discovery of newer tourism destinations around Poon hill area also mean that tourists can extend their programs. Here are some possible itineraries for trek to Poon hill from Pokhara.

    Poon Hill trek itinerary 3 days

    The Poon hill sunrise trek itinerary 3 days begins with a short drive to Ulleri from Pokhara followed by a hike to Ghorepani. On Day 2, you will climb atop Poon Hill to watch sunrise view and Himalayan panorama. ater you will trek down to Tadapani. The next day, trek to Ghandruk and from there drive back to Pokhara. This short itinerary is best for those trekkers who don’t have enough time for a longer trek.

    Poon hill trek itinerary 4 days

    The 4 days Poon Hill Ghorepani trek itinerary follows the traditional trekking route. It starts off at Nayapul climbing 3300 stone stairs to Ulleri. Next day you will hike to Ghorepni via Banthanti and Nange Thanti.  On Day 3 you will finally reach Poon Hill to enjoy sunrise view and Himalayan peaks before hiking to Tadapani. The last day of the trek you will head to Ghandruk and drive to Pokhara.

    Poon hill trek or Annapurna base camp trek?

    Both are famous trekking routes in Annapurna conservation area. The starting and ending point for both treks is Nayapul. Poon hill trekking takes you to the top of Poon hill at the height of 3300m and Annapurna Base Camp trek leads you to the Annapurna base camp at the height of 4130m. Ghorepani Poon hill trek can complete in 3 to 5 days, likewise Annapurna Base camp trek may take 5 to 7 days.

    Mardi himal trek or Poon hill Trek?

    The goal of Poon Hill trek is to climb atop Poon Hill at the altitude of 3300m whereas that of Mardi Himal trek is to reach Mardi Himal Himal Base Camp at the height of 4500m. Both are short Himalayan trek, famous for scenic Himalayan views and rich biodiversity. Mardi Himal trek is a bit challenging than Poon hill trek. So, trekkers of all age groups can easily do Poon hill trek. For Mardi Himal trek, trekkers must be physically and mentally fit.

    Poon hill trek vs. Annapurna Base camp trekk?

    Both treks are equally popular treks in Annapurna region. Poon hill trekking is famous for sunrise/sunset and Himalayan views whereas Annapurna Base Camp trek offers the impressive 360 degree views of the Himalayan peaks. ABC trek lasts about 7 days, but Poonhill can complete in 2 to 5 days. The maximum elevation reached during Poon Hill hike is 3300m and that of ABC trek is 4130m

    Poon hill trek package cost for Nepali

    Both locals and tourists have to pay similar cost to do trek to Poon Hill. However, unlike tourists, Nepalese do not require to get conservation area permit and TIMS card.

    Poon hill trek extension

    you can easily extend or shorten Poon hill trek based on your time frame and interest. Here are some package to extend or shorten the trek.

    FAQS

    Is it must to hire porter for Ghorepani Poon Hill trek?

    Yes, it is a must to hire porter for Ghorepani poon hill trek. By helping you carrying part of your baggage, porters allow you to trek freely and also offer you more time and comfort to get full enjoyment of trekking. You can spend time observing and experience mountains, local culture and biodiversity as well as interacting with locals.  Porter can also act as a guide and a companion if you need assistance. By taking porters, trekkers will be directly contributing towards generating employment and income generation for Nepali people.

    What is the Poon Hill’s Altitude or height?

    Poonhill is one of the most popular hill stations in Nepal. It is known for amazing sunrise view and panorama of Himalayan peaks. The altitude of Poon Hill is 3300 meter.  

    What is the difficulty level of poon hill trek?     

    Poon hill hike is considered basic or entry level of trek. People with normal physical fitness can easily complete this trip. Because of its easiness, it is also called family-friendly trek.

    Is there risk of high-altitude sickness (HAS) during Ghorepani poon hill trek?     

    No, there is little or no risk of suffering from HAS in Poon Hill Ghorepani trek. It is regarded as a low altitude trek as most trails are below 3000m altitude.  The highest point of the trek is 3300m at the top of the Poon hill. 

    Can you trek Poon Hill alone or solo?

    You certainly can, but we do suggest trekkers to take a guide. The hiking trail to Poon Hill passes through dense forest and some icy, slippery sections.  

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    Rafting me Poon Hill trekking
    I am just writing to let you know how thankful my brother and I are after our experience in Nepal with Eyes on Nepal, a couple of weeks ago.
    Angie was very attentive and patient in all the planning and preparation, in spite of the fact we had to make some changes to the itinerary and reservations, thanks a lot! Sangita also got in contact with us and assured us once we arrived in Kathmandu, so as to arrange everything properly. We liked the rafting experience a lot, as well as the three days trekking to Poon Hill. We could see the Annapurana range at sunrise, impressive! Also Ranjit, our trekking guide, was very professional and attentive with us, no complaint about him or the porter.Furthermore, the accommodation and food provided was also very good. Everything went really well, when we come back to Nepal, we’ll definitely contact them again and we’ll recommend to any friends or family travelling to Nepal.
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    sgh-msia

    Family Traveller

    Special thanks to our guide, Mr Ram and the porters. It’s a lovely (and different) experience for me on this trip.