Poon Hill Trek - 8 Days

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Poon Hill Trek
At a Glance
  • Duration8 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 3200 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Airport
  • Ends Kathmandu Airport

The Poon Hill Trek is a journey to the lower part of the Annapurna region. Featuring one of the best-considered vantage points of the country, the journey takes you to an altitude of 3210m. The vantage point falls under the few that offer a wide range of perspectives on the Himalayas while being set at lower than 4000m height. 

The journey, which is also called the Annapurna Poon Hill Trekking, includes some of the best mountain views, with the Annapurna Himal to the east and Dhaulagiri Himal to the west. Traversing through the paths filled with rhododendron woodland, terraced farms, paddy fields, and lavish vegetation, the Poonhill trek route leads you to some of the most vibrant Gurung and Magar towns of the region. 

You get to see Nepal's traditional culture and way of life as you retrace your steps while taking in the scenery and surroundings. Although short, the Poon Hill Trek Package is one of the best itineraries you can take while in Nepal.

You'll follow the forested trail that goes through a few villages in between before you make it to the Ghorepani village, which is a small settlement situated at the base of Poon Hill

The next morning, you trace your step to the hill from where you can get an all-encompassing view of the prominent Annapurna mountain range, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhare, including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV and Manaslu. 

Along with the diverse and distinct side of nature blended with cultural richness, the trek also takes you inside the Annapurna Conservation area, which is home to a wide range of flora and fauna. If you are looking for a short escape to nature, then our itinerary of Poonhill Trek is the perfect choice. 

Major Highlights of the Poonhill Trekking Package

  • Experience the best short treks around the Himalayas.
  • Walkthrough serene nature and traditional villages.
  • Witness the breathtaking mountain views and the varied terrain.
  • Enjoy one of Poonhill's best sunrise views.
  • Become a part of the customs and culture of the rural Nepali people.
  • Explore a diverse range of flora and fauna of the Annapurna Conservation area. 

What awaits you on Annapurna Poon Hill Trekking?

Poon Hill trekking is a short and sweet itinerary in the Annapurna region of Nepal that has a lot to offer in terms of mountain views and cultural richness. 

It is one of the few trekking routes that offers you to get close to the mountains in such a short amount of time. You can expect to have one of the best sunrise and sunset views during the trek, as Poon Hill is considered the best vantage point for getting magnificent sunrise and sunset view. 

This evergreen trekking route also leads you to some of the ethnic villages surrounded by the Annapurna mountain range, offering you an opportunity to get insight into their culture and lifestyle. 

Overall, with our carefully curated Poon Hill trek itinerary, you can expect to have an amazing time in the mountains, providing you with a lifetime experience.

Know if the Poon Hill Trek Package is for you.

Chosen by a large number of visitors, the Poon Hill trek route is an ultimate trek suitable for trekkers looking for a short escape in the Himalayas of Nepal. 

As the walk is light and leisurely filled with some awe-inspiring sights, it is ideal for novice trekkers with not much experience and also for the ones who want to spend some serene time in nature without physical challenges. 

If you do not have much time to spare but still want to get closer to the mountains while relishing the majestic sunrise and sunset view, then poon hill trekking is an ideal option for you. It is an easy and leisurely but very rewarding Trek in terms of nature and cultural richness. 

What a Day during the Poonhill Trekking looks like?

A day during the Poonhill Trekking is filled with breathtaking views, diverse landscapes, and cultural learnings. The trek usually starts early in the morning as you have your breakfast and start the walk. 

The route then takes you through lush forests, a few traditional villages, and terraced fields, offering glimpses of local life along the way. As you ascend, you'll be rewarded with scenic vistas of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. 

You will have lunch at one of the villages along the route and then continue the walk. Upon reaching the designated place, you can spend the rest of the evening relishing the views of hills and mountains and chatting with other fellow trekkers. 

Your day during the Poon Hill trekking will be filled with excitement, beautiful sceneries, and creating memories with fellow trekkers that you will cherish for a lifetime. 

Get ready for a short adventure to Poon Hill: Training and preparation

To prepare for the Trek, first of all, make sure you have all the essential gear and equipment. In terms of fitness, while the Poon Hill trekking route is considered moderate in difficulty, it's recommended to engage in regular physical exercise and build up your endurance. 

Being physically fit and trained is essential for any journey in the Himalayas, especially if you're a first-time trekker. Although the Poonhill trekking is ideal for beginner trekkers of every age, who are in good health condition. You have to be fit enough for 4 to 5 hours on average every day continuously for a few days. 

Before embarking on the journey, make sure you are fit and healthy. 
As you embark on this short adventure, immerse yourself in the beauty of the Annapurna region. Be prepared to witness stunning mountain vistas, lush forests, and charming villages along the way. 

Lastly, embrace nature and be open to new experiences. Get ready for an adventure filled with natural wonders, cultural encounters, and personal growth as you embark on the Poon Hill trek.

A short yet rewarding itinerary: Poon Hill Trek in 2024,2025

The Poon Hill Trek is a short yet highly rewarding adventure in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Our short Poon Hill trekking package offers you a glimpse into the stunning landscapes, cultural villages, and majestic mountain views of the region in a short period. 

The trek allows you to explore several villages of the region, where you can witness the local lifestyle and culture. Adding more beauty to the journey, you will get to witness the breathtaking sunrises over the Himalayas from the famous Poon Hill viewpoint

Despite its short duration, the Poonhill trekking route presents you with a memorable experience filled with natural beauty and panoramic mountain vistas.

Why choose us for the Poon Hill Trek Package

  • We have trained and knowledgeable guides with years of experience in leading the trip to the Annapurna region.
  • We have a safety-focused approach, always keeping our client's safety at the top.
  • All our packages and itinerary can be customized according to each trekker's time and preference.
  • We focus on small group sizes for personalized attention.
  • We have strong local connections to provide you with an authentic trekking experience.
  • We give high emphasis on sustainable travel practices and environmental sustainability.
  • We have competitive costs and provide value for money.
  • We offer 24/7 customer support during the trek.
  • We give Pre-trip online and offline briefings.

Recognize how challenging Poon Hill Trekking is?

The Poon Hill Trekking falls under Easy grade trekking. This level of trekking is suitable for everyone, including beginner trekkers with few to no past trekking experiences. 

The trek involves a few uphill walks and ranges from 5 to 8 days. The highest altitude during this grade of trek doesn't exceed more than 3500m. It is the best option for beginner trekkers looking for a trek with a diverse range of natural elements. 

However, it is highly recommended that all trekkers embarking on the Poonhill journey have some physical training, including basic walks, short hikes, or exercise before the trek. This helps in completing the trek more easily and conveniently. 

Acclimatization and Safety actions during the Poon Hill Trekking

The highest point you will reach during the trek is Poonhill viewpoint which is situated at an elevation of 3210 m. There is very less chance of getting altitude sickness during the trek as it is short and does not exceed the height of 4000 m. 

However, as the precautions, do make sure to walk at your own pace while keeping your body in check. We also encourage you to keep yourself hydrated constantly all along the trek and stay away from all the alcoholic drinks. 

Our team will make sure that your safety is the top priority during the trek. Thus, you can rest assured of having an adventure of a lifetime. 

Itinerary

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  • Max Altitude:1350 M
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:No Meals

Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, you will be greeted by one of the company representatives who will help you get transferred to your Hotel in the city. Further information about the plans and programs for the trip will also be conveyed to you. Overnight stay at the Hotel.

  • Meet and greet at the airport.
  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Time:5-7 hrs
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

Today, you will have a guided sightseeing tour of the four major UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kathmandu City. The heritage sites include the Kathmandu Durbar Square- a sprawling complex of old buildings, temples, monuments, and statues as well as the old royal palace of the medieval Nepalese monarchy, the holy Pashupatinath Temple, the Swayambhunath Stupa and the Boudhanath Temple. Each of the sites holds important religious and historical characters that reflect Nepal’s rich dexterity in terms of architecture and art. After the tour, you will be transferred back to your Hotel. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

  •  Visit the sacred Hindu pilgrimage site, Pashupatinath temple.
  • Stroll around the Kathmandu Durbar Square,
  • Visit famous Buddhist pilgrimage sites; Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath stupa.

You'll also have a short briefing session regarding your trek after the city sightseeing. During the briefing session, you can clear up all the confusion regarding the trek. 

  • Max Altitude:1960m
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early in the morning, we will take a short 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. You will be transferred to the airport for the flight. The short flight is riddled with amazing views of the Nepali Himalayas that surround the peripheries of the valleys. Pokhara is the tourist hub of the country. From the city, we will begin our trek toward the village of Ulleri. Following a drive to Nayapul, we continue the journey from the town as the trail goes through the amazing forests of Cedar and Pine and coruscates along the hillside towards the Burundi Khola. We walk for a while before reaching Ulleri. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Ulleri.  

  • A short flight to Pokhara.
  • Walkthrough hillsides.
  • Max Altitude:2880m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

After breakfast, we will ascend down toward the village of Ghorepani. Looming views of the Himalayan peaks also add a sense of beauty and awe to the landscape. The Magar village of Ghorepani is situated right at the base of Poon Hill and is one of the most beautiful Himalayan villages in Nepal. The view of the Annapurna South (7219m) and the Nilgiri Peak (7061m) from the village is also quite astounding. Overnight stay at the guesthouse at Ghorepani.

  • The walkthrough lush forests.
  • Views of mountains from Ghorepani.

It is a short and easy walk today through the lush green forests with few uphills. You can enjoy the serene environment as you make your way to Ghorepani. 

  • Max Altitude:2630m
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Today is an anticipated day of the trekking trip. Early in the morning at dawn before sunrise, we will make our way towards the vantage point of Poon Hill. When you reach Poon Hill, you will be able to witness a dream-like moment. From this viewpoint, you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Pokhara valley as well, and peaks such as Tukuche (6920m), Nilgiri (7061m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Hiunchuli(6441m), Tarke Kang (7193m), Gangapurna (7454m), Lamjung Himal (6986m), Machhapuchhre (6997m) and Mt Dhaulagiri (8167m) tower in front of you closely. After spending time enjoying the views at Poon Hill, we will trek back to Ghorepani and have our breakfast. From here, we will descend through amazing rhododendron woods and pass by beautiful waterfalls toward Tadapani. Overnight stay at a guesthouse at Tadapani.

  • Uphill morning walk to Poon Hill.
  • Majestic sunrise view.
  • View of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range.

The walk today starts very early in the morning as you don't want to miss the sunrise view from Poon Hill. The sunrise view from the top is one of a kind. So, make sure to enjoy every bit of it. 

  • Max Altitude:820m
  • Time:5-6 Hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

From Tadapani, we will ascend through steep terrains towards Nayapul. Dark forests of scented pine and Himalayan junipers ornament the trail with their verdant canopies of emerald foliage. Crossing a ravine, we will enter Nayapul again. Views of the Machhapuchhre Himal (6997m), the Hiunchuli Peak (6441m), the Annapurna South (7219m), and the Dhaulagiri Peak (8167m) while trekking is quite stunning. Making our way downwards towards Birethanti, we will trek through numerous villages to finally reach Nayapul. From here, we will have a drive back to Pokhara. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Pokhara.

  • Downhill walk to Nayapul.
  • Scenic drive to Pokhara.

After you arrive in Pokhara, you can choose to either take a rest or go out and take a stroll around Pokhara city. 

  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & Dinner

From Pokhara, we will have a drive back towards the capital. The drive back is also a great journey where you can see fleeting glimpses of the countryside life of Nepal. The stunning hills and the winding terrace farms slowly give way towards the sprawling urban city as you reach nearer to Kathmandu. Overnight stay at the Hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Diverse landscapes and scenery during the drive.
  • Farewell dinner in Pokhara.

Once you arrive in Kathmandu, you can go shopping for souvenirs around the city and you'll have a farewell dinner with our team in the evening. 

  • Meals:Breakfast

Approximately three hours before your scheduled flight, you will be transferred to the airport by one of our staff members, from where you will depart.

Route Map

Poon Hill Trek - 8 Days map

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • Three nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  • One nights accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Air fair for Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • 3 standard meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Kathmandu city tours, including tour guide, and private transportation
  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the Poon Hill trip.
  • Porter to carry your baggage (1 Porter = 2 Trekkers)
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist bus and Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara by Private car
  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map, Himalayan Recreation's T-Shirt and trip achievement certificate
  • Required Annapurna Permit fee and TIMS Fee
  • First aid medicine Kit
  • Farewell dinner with Cultural show in a fine restaurant on second last day.
  • Government taxes & office service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses
  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

Dates & Prices

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Starts:Saturday Apr 27, 2024
Ends:Saturday May 04, 2024
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Know Before You Go

Choose the right time for your Poonhill trek in 2024,2025.

Weather is one of the crucial factors in determining the time and destination of the trek. As the Poon Hill trek is a short and easy trek at a low altitude, it is possible to complete this trek throughout the year. 

Although the trek can be done throughout the year, spring and autumn are the two best seasons to complete this trek.

Trek to Poon Hill in Spring (March to May) 
Spring is one of the ideal times for Poon Hill trekking. During the spring season, the route to Poonhill showcases nature at its best. 

The climate is mild, and the rainfall is relatively low, allowing for a relaxing and enjoyable trekking experience. The trail is decorated with vibrant rhododendron flowers in full bloom, creating a colorful landscape. 

The clear skies further offer spectacular panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks, and the overall environment is clean and refreshing.

Trek to Poon Hill in Autumn (September to November) 
Autumn is another ideal time to embark on the Poon Hill trek. The weather is stable, with clear skies and moderate temperatures during this season as well. 

The mountain ranges are beautifully visible, and the landscapes are decorated with colorful hues as the vegetation turns into shades of red, orange, and yellow. 

It's a perfect time to capture the clear mountain views and enjoy the trek in an ideal environment. However, keep in mind that it is a peak trekking season, and trails can be crowded. 

Trek to Poon Hill in Summer/Monsoon (June to August)
While the monsoon season brings rain and increased humidity in the region, it also offers a unique experience for trekkers. The lush greenery along the trekking route is at its peak during this time, with great flora and fauna. 

The trail is relatively less crowded, allowing for a quieter and more private trekking experience. However, you should be prepared for rain, muddy trails, and the possibility of landslides in some areas during this season. 

As it is not a high-altitude trek, this can be one of the suitable times to complete the trek with proper preparations. 

Trek to Poon Hill in Winter (December to February)
Winter usually is not an ideal time for trekking in the mountain regions of Nepal as it brings colder temperatures and snowfall. 

While the weather can be chilly, the trekking trails are less crowded, providing a serene experience during this time. The snow-covered landscapes create a mystical atmosphere, and the panoramic mountain views are breathtaking. 

However, It is crucial to pack appropriate warm clothing and be prepared for cold temperatures and possible trail blockages due to snow if you are trekking in winter. 

Foods you can have on the Poon Hill trekking route.

The food during the Poon Hill trek is nice and adjustable compared to other treks. As the trek is not much on the high altitude, you can get various options on the menu. 

The menu generally includes traditional Nepali foods that consist of traditional bread, eggs, potatoes, and soup for breakfast, while lunch and dinner items include Dal Bhat (lentil soup, rice, and veggies), fried rice, noodles, etc., depending on the lodge and destination. 

You can also find some Western and Asian foods like; pizza, dumplings, pancakes, sandwiches, burgers, etc. Along with the variety of foods, all the lodges along the route offer a range of drinks from alcoholic to non-alcoholic. You can also carry your own snacks for the trek, such as chocolate and energy bars. 

Drinking water facilities in the route to Poon Hill

During the Poon Hill trek, you can easily get access to tap water along the route. However, it is important to note that tap water is not always safe for drinking directly. 

Thus, it is recommended to either purchase bottled mineral water available in some places or use water purifying techniques. The most sustainable option is to carry water-purifying bottles or tablets. These can purify water from local sources, making it safe for drinking. 

By taking these precautions, you can stay hydrated and maintain good health during your Poon Hill trekking adventure.

Accommodation options on the Poon Hill Trek Package

Similar to the food availability, the accommodation facility during the trek is a lot better than on other high-altitude treks. 

The accommodation facility you will receive during the trek also highly depends on the cost you are willing to spend as there is a wide range of hotels, from basic to luxurious. 

You can enjoy the hotel rooms with basic facilities which do not have attached bathroom, and you can also get the option for rooms that comes with in-room showers, western-style flush toilets, a Free WIFI connection, and in-room plugs to charge your stuff during this trek. 

It is up to you to choose the level of accommodation you need during the trek. Furthermore, extra facilities like WIFI, charging electronic devices, and hot water shower can cost extra. 

Poonhill Trek Equipment and Packing Essentials

Here we have prepared the list of all necessary trekking equipment for the Poonhill Trekking. Most of the equipment can be purchased easily in Kathmandu. You can either buy or rent the equipment. Below Here is the packing list for Trek.

  • Clothing -Baselayer -Insulation layer -Third layer 
  • General Trekking gear -Trekking trousers and shirts -Trekking shorts -Waterproof shell jacket and trousers -Underwear 
  • Headwear -Hat -Beanie -Neck gaiter 
  • Handwear and Footwear -Inner Gloves -Outer insulated gloves -Hiking boots -Trekking shoes/sandals -Hiking socks -Warm thermal socks -Gaiters 
  • Bag and backpackers -Duffel bag -Backpack -Day back -Raincover -Drybag 
  • Sleeping gear -Sleeping bag -Liner -Earplugs 
  • Poles and Headgear -Trekking poles -Sunglasses -Headlight 
  • Important accessories -Water bottle/Hydration bladder -Towel -Pee funnel -Lock -Waterproof bag 
  • Extra accessories -Camera -Portable charger -Books -Cards -Passport, Money 
  • Medications and Toiletries: Water purification tablet, Isotonic powder, Diamox, Common Medications, First aid kit, Sunscreen, Baby wipes, Toiletries, Plasters, Oximeter, Hand sanitizer. 

Permits required to embark on the Poon Hil Trek

There are two different permits you need to have for the Poonhill Trek, which is similar to every other trek in the Annapurna region. Detailed information about the necessary permits is mentioned below:

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) As the trek lies inside the Annapurna Conservation area, the ACAP permit is compulsory. The cost of the permit differs according to your nationality, and it costs around USD 30 per person for foreign nationals, while for SAARC nationals, it costs USD 10 per person.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card The TIMS card is another permit that is required to complete the trek. The cost for this permit also varies according to your nationality. For foreign nationals, it costs USD 20 per person, while for SAARC nationals, it is USD 10 per person.

Guiding you to Poon Hill: Your Trekking Companion, Himalayan Recreation

You'll be guided by our experienced and skilled guides all along the journey during the Poonhill trek. All our guides are professionally trained, have years of experience in guiding, and are very familiar with the trail, culture, and area of the Annapurna region. 

While trekking with our professional guides, you will have an opportunity to learn and acquire knowledge about several factors, like the local culture, history, and lifestyle of the region. 

As they are highly skilled with a wide range of knowledge, from mountaineering and trekking to the culture and traditions of Nepal. Keeping your safety and enjoyment as the top priority, you will be guided all along the trail to provide you with an experience of a lifetime.

Details of Poonhill Trek Transportation 

The Poonhill trek itinerary begins from Pokhara, which is the starting and ending point of the most trek in the Annapurna region. For transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back, you can choose the mode of transportation. 

There is a flight available every day from Kathmandu to Pokhara and also a bus available. You can also choose to move in a private vehicle as well. From Pokhara, you will be heading to the walking point of the trek in a private vehicle. Overall, the transportation facility during the Poonhill trip is very comfortable and easy. 

Poonhill Trek Cost details for 2024-2025

The Poonhill Trek Cost generally ranges from USD 400 to USD 1000 on average for a 5 to 8 days Itinerary. The Poon Hill Trek cost can vary depending on several aspects, like; the number of trekkers in a group, the quality of accommodation you require, the length of the trek, the itinerary, and the time of the trek.

The mentioned cost includes transportation, trekking permits, food (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), a professional trek guide, a porter, and accommodations cost during the trek. 

It is important to note that these are inexact costs, and they may vary depending on mentioned factors and your personal preferences. 

Additionally, it is recommended to have some extra cash for emergencies and unforeseen costs like extra food, drinks, and tips during the trek. It is most suitable if you have USD 10 for each day during the trek as an extra cost. 

Group Trip Package for 2024,2025

We organize both group and private treks for the Poonhill trek. If you prefer to travel in a group, then you can join any of our fixed departure dates.  

We have 100% fixed departure dates for the Poon Hill trek package that includes the carefully curated itinerary. The cost for the group trips is relatively lower than other trips as you will be sharing the cost of accommodation and guides with other fellow trekkers. 

Furthermore, we also provide group discounts according to the number of trekkers in a group. The price for the trek decreases more if there are more trekkers in the group. 

Private Trip Package for 2024,2025

We also arrange a private trip to Poonhill for trekkers who wish to travel in private with their friends or family. 

On a private trip, you will have more freedom to customize the package and itinerary according to your time availability and preference. As for the cost, it can cost a bit more than the group trip and increase depending on your choice of trail, the length of the trek, itinerary, and several other factors. 

Do not hesitate to contact us for a private customized trip to Poonhill. You can reach out to us directly on; Email: [email protected], Phone: +977 9851101413

Solo Trip Package for 2024,2025

If you do not have any travel partners to embark on the journey, then there's no need to worry. We specialize in organizing trips for solo travelers and have tailored packages specifically designed for those seeking a solo trekking experience. 

The cost of the solo trip to Poon Hill can be higher as you will have all the services and facilities during the trek for yourself. However, please note that the cost can vary depending on the included facilities, services, and any additional requests you may have. 

Also, as there are a limited number of lodges and teahouses available at high altitudes, it's important to note that you may have to share a room with other solo trekkers during the trek. 

Female Trip Package for 2024,2025

We also organize trips designed for solo female travelers. If you are a single female trekker and have the desire to embark on a Poonhill trek, then we organize all female trips led by a female guide. 

If you wish to join a group for the trek, the cost can be significantly lower compared to a solo trip. Group trips allow for cost-sharing and offer the opportunity to connect and share experiences with fellow travelers. 

On the other hand, if you prefer to go solo, the cost may be relatively higher due to the personalized services and individual attention provided. 

Our team is available to address any further queries regarding the cost breakdown and inclusions for both group and solo trips.

Understand Tipping Culture During Treks.

Tipping during trekking in Nepal is a common tradition to show appreciation for the services provided by guides, porters, and support staff. It is normal to tip depending on the quality of service and individual preference. 

It is also a way to express gratitude for their hard work in making your trek memorable. You can tip your guide and any other service provider during the trek to Poon Hill, where the cost of the tip totally depends on you according to the services you receive. 

Travel Insurance for the Poon Hill Trekking Journey

Travel insurance is one of the essential elements while embarking on any trip in the Himalayas. Although the Poonhill trek is an easy and short Itinerary, the trek involves certain risks and uncertainties. Having travel insurance is important and highly suggested for the trek. 

During the booking process, all the trekkers are advised to provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate, which should cover all medical and emergency repatriation. 

Useful info and some tips for the Poon Hill Trek in Nepal

  • The best time for Poon Hill Trekking is during the pre-monsoon (spring) season (March to May) and the post-monsoon (autumn) season (September to November).
  • It is advisable to engage in some pre-trek fitness preparation to build endurance and stamina. 
  • Carry a reusable water bottle and use water purification tablets or filters to treat water from teahouses or natural sources.
  • Wake up early and hike to Poon Hill before sunrise to witness the breathtaking panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
  • Pack lightweight, moisture-wicking clothing layers suitable for the given weather. 
  • Keep yourself updated on weather conditions and any changes in trekking regulations. 
  • Do not rush during the trek, as it is extremely important to walk at your own pace. Also, keep checking your body condition and make sure to follow the tips of your guide. 
  • Stay hydrated throughout the trek.
  • Purchase a local SIM card in Kathmandu before starting the trek if you want to have occasional communication, as the connection is not guaranteed on the trail.
  • Do not forget to carry a portable power bank to keep your electronic devices charged.
  • Carry enough Nepalese currency for your entire trek, as there are limited ATMs along the route. 
  • Respect the local culture and traditions of the local communities and the environment of the Annapurna region. 
  • Leave no plastics or other trash on the hiking trail. Be mindful of your actions and follow guidelines for responsible trekking, such as carrying your trash back and avoiding single-use plastics.
  • Research the trail, weather, and local culture before you embark on the journey. 

Alternatives you can choose for the Poonhill Trek

The Poonhill trek is one of the shortest and easiest treks of the Annapurna region. If you are looking for more challenging journeys that take you even closer to the nature and culture of the region, then there are several options you can choose from. 

You can also combine other treks with the Poonhill trail for a unique experience. Instead of Poonhill, you can go for the Annapurna Circuit trek, which is one of the classic trails for a tough trekking experience. 

If you want a less challenging trail, then you can go for the Annapurna base camp trek, Panchase trek, and Langtang trek. You would also love bt explore a glimpse of Everest, Everest View Trek

Furthermore, all the Packages and Itineraries of Himalayan recreation can be customized according to your time and preference, which offers you more range to choose from. 

Last-minute booking with Himalayan Recreation

It is best to book your Poonhill trek in advance for an easy and hassle-free process. Especially if you plan to trek during the peak season, booking in advance is the best to avoid hassle and inconvenience. However, if you are unable to book in advance due to any reason, we, Himalayan Recreation, offer last-minute booking as well. 

In the case of last-minute booking, you must provide us with the 100% trip payment 24 hours before the trek departs. Also, keep in mind that for last-minute bookings, there might be certain circumstances out of our control. Contact Us for More Info

Practice sustainable tourism with Himalayan Recreation on the Poon Hill Trip.

Here at Himalayan Recreation Treks and Expeditions, we give high emphasis on responsible travel. As a leading tour company committed to sustainability, we prioritize the preservation of nature and the communities we visit. 

We aim to minimize our environmental impact while also enriching your trekking experience. As a traveler, we also encourage you to take part in responsible and sustainable travel practices. There are several ways to do it, such as; not littering the places you visit, taking part in community-building activities, buying souvenirs from locals, and leaving nothing but a footprint along the route.  

Our experienced guides will lead you through stunning landscapes while providing you with some insights into the region. Embark on environmentally responsible travel to Poon Hill viewpoint with Himalayan Recreation in 2024,2025.

Poon Hill Trek - 8 Days FAQs

  • Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will be welcomed by one of our team's representatives or Guide at the airport (please note our Company name Plate Himalayan Recreation Treks & Expedition Pvt. Ltd in the terminal. He/she will then assist you to the hotel in Kathmandu, where you will meet with your trekking Group and Company Tour Manager. If you do not see our representative or nameplate in the airport, Please reach us at +977-9851101413 (24/7). 

  • Before leaving or after arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you can apply for a visa online. to find out more details regarding Visa rules.

  • You will be staying at the (Hotel Thamel Park or Hotel Kailash Kutee, or Similar) in Kathmandu. If you wish, you can change the hotel according to your preference. 

  • Yes, it is possible to extend your stay depending on availability and additional charges. You can also upgrade to another hotel in Kathmandu. For more detailed planning regarding this, you can reach out to our team directly. 

  • Yes, you can leave your luggage in Kathmandu with us before starting the trek. We will keep all your things safe until you get back to Kathmandu after the completion of the trek.

  • Yes, it is possible to have a flight from Kathmandu Pokhara and back during the trek instead of the ride. It will save time but keep in mind that flight can add to the overall cost of the trek. 

  • The length of the Poon Hill Trek depends on the starting and ending point of the trek. There are several routes you can choose from for the Poon Hill Trek. In general, it is one of the shortest treks in the Annapurna region that ranges from 4 to 7 days. 

  • It depends on the route you choose to take. You can either drive to Ulleri from Pokhara and hike for a day to reach Ghorepani or you can choose to hike to Tikhedhunga via Nayapul, which takes 2 days of hiking to reach Ghorepani. Generally, you can reach Poonhill in 1-3 days from Pokhara. 

  • From Ulleri, you'll climb around 700 steps through rhododendron and oak forests. Another hour of ascent will lead you to the village of Ghorepani. The ascent from Ghorepani to Poonhill takes around 2 hours which is approximately 3600 steps.

  • No, you do not need a sleeping bag for the Poon Hill Trek. There are lodges and tea houses along the trail, and especially at Ghorepani, the village is full of lodges among which some will offer you facilities like that of the city. 

  • No, you cannot drive to Poon Hill, the last point up to where the vehicle or any other ride goes is up to the village Ulleri. From Ulleri you'll have to walk for a day to reach Ghorepani. 

  • Poon Hill is one of the best vantage points of the Annapurna region to view the 360-degree range of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain. You can get majestic views of mountains such as Annapurna South (7,219 m), Machapuchare (6,993 m), Hinchuli, Annapurna III, Dhampus peak, Dhaulagiri II, and many other peaks from the Poon Hill.

  • Yes, if you trek Poon Hill during the wintertime, you'll come across heavy snowfalls and trails full of snow. While, during the time of spring, autumn and summer, there's likely no chance of snowfalls.

  • To get to Poon Hill, you first need to get to Pokhara. From Pokhara, there are several routes you can take to get to Poon Hill. You can either drive to Ulleri and trek for a day or drive to Nayapul and trek through Tikhedhunga to get to Poonhill. 

  • It is totally up to you if you decide to trek independently or hire a guide. But, there are no restrictions for needing a guide, so you're free to trek by yourself as well. If you choose to trek independently, you'll have to arrange all the accommodation and permits by yourself. 

  • Poon Hill is situated at an elevation of 3210m above sea level. Compared to other viewpoints and trekking destinations of the region, it is relatively at a low altitude which can be reached easily in a short time. 

  • You can buy the Poon Hill Trek map anywhere in Kathmandu or Pokhara. If you're having a hard time finding the map, you can visit bookshops in Thamel of Kathmandu. Also, if you're trekking with us, we'll provide you with the trek map beforehand. 

  • The total distance from Ghorepani to Poon Hill is 2-3 km which takes around 1 hour to reach and 35 minutes to get down.

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