• Trek Duration
    4 Days + –
  • Accomodations
    Tea House Trek
  • Max Altitude
    3,210 Meters
  • Trekkers Numbers
    1-18 but Flexible
  • Best Time of Year
    Spring and Autumn
  • Trek Difficulty
    Easy
  • Price: 325 + –

Poon Hill Trek short easy and best hike in Nepal

Poon hill trek 4 Days one of the shortest and beautiful trek of Nepal. Located 270 KM west from Kathmandu (The capital of Nepal) it offers everything that a trekker wants to get in a short period of time, This is very best for trekkers who do have a single week holiday or more even can do it with a more relaxing style. Poon Hill Trek is also known as a Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek because of poon hill located at Ghorepani Village 2875 Meter. A single hour hike from there takes you the world’s best mountain viewpoint 3210 Meter, Poon Hill.

Trek to Poon Hill is the best idea to see the splendid mountain vistas and traditional local Gurung and poon villages. With this reason, Poon Hill Trekking has been undoubtedly No: 1 Destination for a short trek in Nepal. The 32 miles hike take you to the hill station Poon Hill 3210 meter from where you can see Mt. Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, III, IV, Mt. Dhaulagiri ranges, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and many other peaks. One of the surprising things is here you would see the big and dense rhododendron forest that you have not seen before. This is very special if you go there at the March-end and the beginning of April.

The short hike begins after 1.30 Minute drive (45 KM) From Pokhara, Nayapool is a trekking starting point, from here you take a walk to Birethanti where the permits will get a check. As you continuously head to the north side of the river, you would get Sudame, Ramghai, Hile, Tikhedhunga respectively. These village walks are very easy but quite hot as you walk on a low area. Tikhedunga to Ghorepani the trail has more stairs so you need to be quite good to climb on stairs. From Banthanti to Nangethanti the trail goes through the forest. Next morning you go to see the view from Poon Hill then the same day you trek to Tadapani. Likewise, some people do continuously trek to Annapurna base camp others go to Pokhara from here.

Key Takeaways (Why This)

  • This is one of easy and best trek route of Annapurna
  • A magnificent view of Phewa lake and enjoy at Pokhara. You can do boat here, if the weather is good you can see the good mountain view from lake
  • If you are lucky you can see the different animals such as a asam monkeys, laungur, and deer as well
  • Perfect view of Mt Fishtail (6997 meter) , Annapurna I(8091 meter), Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167 Meter and many other peaks.
  • You can see typical gurung and magar villages and their cultures.

Poon Hill trek Facts

Trek Name:
Poon Hill Trek
Duration:4 Trek days, 2 days drive in and out Kathmandu
2 days Arrival and Departure total 8 days
Max. elevation:3210 Meters
Start:The trek can be start from Nayapool or Birethanti
Ends:The trek ends in Birethanti
Difficulty:Easy
Poon Hill Trek Best Time:Spring and Autumn Season
Permits:TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Projects Permits (ACCAP) Permits
Accommodation:Tea House
Things to see:Marvelous mountain scenery which includes two 8,000 Meter tall mountains (Mt.Annapurna 8,091 meter, Mt. Dhualagiri 8,167 Meter), Annapurna south, Nilgiri, Dhampus peak, Tukuche peak, hinchuli, Gurja himal and the most delighted and holy mountain Mt. Fishtail.
Transportation:Tourist Bus Transfer, By Flight, Jeep and taxi, the mode of transport depends also on the guest requirements
Departure Dates:We can organize this trek any dates during the year. it does not matter whether you are alone or are in a group, But group travel is cheaper than single

Poon Hill trek cost

Poon Hill trek cost/price is 150$, 330$ and 430$ for Bronze, Silver and Gold schemes. This cost are calculated and assumptions of 2 trekkers trek basis for 3 nights 4 days. The cost we calculated are with certain inclusion and exclusions which are clearly mentioned below. If you put some extra days on it, the cost becomes expensive and reduce the day the cost reduces. Also from Kathmandu pokhara if you take the bus transfer then the cost is mentions as here. Please have a look on the cost schedule


Group Discounted Cost/Prices


No of people
Silver Price P.P
1 – 1 US$ 350
2 – 3 US$ 325
4 – 6 US$ 320
7 – 9 US$ 300
10 – 12 US$ 290

Bronze Price 150$
Silver Price 330$
Gold Price 430$
Includes
Guide, Porter, Permits, Transportations and Government service charge

Excludes
Food and Accomodations, Drinks, Tea, Coffee, Drinking water, Desert and all others which not in Includes above
Includes
Guide, Porter, Permits, Transportations by tourist bus , Food and Accomodations and Government service charge

Excludes
Alchoholic Drinks, Tea, Coffee, Drinking water, Desert and all others which not in Includes above
Includes
Guide, Porter, Permits, Jeep Transportations, Food and Accomodations, Tea, Coffee, and Government service charge

Excludes
Alchoholic Drinks, Drinking water, Desert and all others which not in Includes above

Poon Hill Trek best time

It is very important to know the trekkers which time is best for them with as per their interest. Herein below, we have mentioned, time weather and their characteristics.


  • 1. Spring seasons

    This is a second-best time to visit Nepal. Usually this time the weather is good. But due to summer days, the weather in down in the valley are really hot. In the mountain region, the flowers blossom, Flowers like rhododendron, magnolia and other kind of small flowers. If you are visiting this time then it is very cool, you can see the whole forest get’s red and pink rhododendron flowers.

  • 2. Autumn seasons

    Known as a perfect time for trekking in Nepal Himalayas. After the monsoon, the weather is very pleasant, sunny not too hot, not too cold. This is the main tourist season so there are many tourists. Normally this time Nepali people celebrate their main festivals and harvest their rice crops. You can see a very colourful landscape this time. It is lovely to see everything here at this time.

  • 3. Monsoon seasons

    This is a rainy season in Nepal. Especially in this area, this is the rainiest place of Nepal because of Annapurna Himalayan Range. If you are going poon hill trek in summer then you might not see the good view. There are other problems such as a flood, landslides and leeches.

  • 4. Winter season

    This is the coldest time, of the year winter season, is also considered as a snowy season of Nepal. High Himalaya gets snow so the weather might be cloudy so you need to bear all the risk of snowfall and bad weather.


Trek Preparation

It is very easy trek but when you think about to do this, you need to think a while you are in your country. Here are some tips to prepare yourself for Poon Hill Trek

Step-1: Know about your number of days that you want to stay in Nepal.

At the beginning, you should estimate your time, how many days you will be on the trek, how many days in the city such as Kathmandu and Pokhara. This allows you to make proper planning all trek, such as your itinerary and sight trip and extension of your trek in mountain

ghorepani poon hill trek
View of Dhulagiri from Hotel in Ghorepani
Step-2: Know more about trekking

It is very good to take the Information as much as you can prior you start, here is some information which might be very important for you.

  • This is easy type of trek but you should know a little bit about your trek grade that you are going to do, get some information regarding
  • Get Some Information About altitude mountain sickness, Although it has a very chance to get the altitude sickness. Read about the
  • If you are wondering to get the visa of Nepal then please go through Nepal Immigration or you can also go through here
  • Poon Hill Trek does not require so much gear, however, you need to bring some gear to do the trek. Some gear you can find in Kathmandu as well if you don’t bring from your country. If you are willing to hire a sleeping bag or other stuff, you can hire, we will help you to hire the stuff without deposit. Get some information

Poon Hill Trek map

There are many types of maps available in market of Poon Hill Trek. These map are product and publish by a different publisher. The map is also differed as per publisher. If you buy the map in Kathmandu there are mostly Nepal Map, Himalayan Map which is two very popular map in Nepal. If you want to get the big scale map which cost is more than normal. you need to choose as per your wish but make sure that proper information in the map, Such as distance in KM, Time in Hours. We advise you to take the float-able map which can go anywhere in the bag or even in a pocket. You can get Poon Hill trek map free from us after you book the trip with us. We provide you when you arrive here in Nepal on your trip preparation day.

Poon Hill Trek 4 days Itinerary

    poon hill trek itinerary is normally as a standard plan we make 4 days. If you want to make your own personalized holiday then we can make it longer and shorter as per your wish

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu

    We welcome you to in Kathmandu. I or My colleague welcome you to Airport, then bring you to the hotel. We will give you a briefing about the trek, then support you to hire equipment on the shop in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus

    Our guide will pick up you from hotel then bring you to the tourist bus park. From here you would drive to Pokhara which takes you 7-8 hours. you can see the best view of the countryside. Stay overnight at Hotel
  • Day 03: Pokhara to Ulleri 1960 Meters, 7-8 Hours

    As we start our trek, We drive to Nayapool 45 KM from Pokhara and takes about 1.30 hours to 2 hours. Then we start our trek from Nayapool to Ulleri which is an easy hike but you need to walk through a hot and humid trail. It is very greenery area but very easy hike. You will do lunch in Sudame. From Tikhedhunga you climb 1.30 hours to ulleri and stay overnight here.
  • Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani, 2875 Meter, 6-7 Hours, 13-15KM

    Our trails begin with stairs along with the village. The trails gently climb until banthanti. From Banthanti the rhododendron forest starts, there is also bamboo bushes, this is a quiet relaxing walk through the forest. You will do lunch in Nangethati which is 1 hour before from Ghorepani. The trail climbs very gently to Ghorepani.
  • Day 05: Hike to Poon Hill 3210, then trek to Tadapani, 2675 Meter, 6-7 Hours,18KM-22KM

    Early in the morning, around 4.45 am you and your guide trek together to Poon Hill (3210m.). You can enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7995m and many other numerous peaks the morning then trek down to Ghorepani. We Now take the breakfast then start to climb deurali, you see the same view from here as like Poon Hill. The trail descent down the valley then climbs to Tadapani finally.
  • Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk then drive to pokhara, 800 Meters, 13-15 KM 3-4 Hours Trek

    Today we trek down to ghandruk which takes 3-4 hours to trek. Then we do lunch here in Ghandruk. Ghandruk is also a good place to see the mountain view, Gurung culture and Gurung Museum also. Then we take the jeep to go Pokhara. The jeep takes 3 Hours to reach in pokhara. Check-in hotel and stay overnight here.
  • Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu

    We take the tourist bus to Kathmandu which takes about 6-7 hours.
  • Day 08: Departure

    We will drop you to the airport.

Poon Hill trek cost includes

  • Kathmandu international airport transfer by private vehicles.
  • Meals on full board: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner each day during the trekking days
  • Guest house basis trekking accommodation while on trekking days
  • Tourist Bus transfer from Pokhara to Kathmandu for guest and guide.
  • Fully escorted trek with fluent English speaking license holder local guide and each 2 guest 1 Porter basis
  • Annapurna conservation Area Project Permits
  • Tourist bus transfer to Pokhara
  • Seasonal Fruits if possible
  • First Aid Box
  • TIMS Permit
  • All land transportation as per written on above itinerary
  • Food and accommodation and salary of Nepali trekking staffs

Cost excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee cost US$ 40.
  • Lunch and Dinner during the staying in Kathmandu and Pokhara city.
  • Any kinds of battery charges, laundry service, phone calls and hot shower during the trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment and Clothing.
  • Personal nature expenses, any drinks and bar bills.
  • Your travel insurance (it is mandatory in case of emergency).
  • Any donation and monuments entrance fees.
  • Tips for the crew (Note : TIPS is not compulsory but highly expected)
  • Any other things which are not mentioned above

Our Reviews

The Unexpected

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 25, 2022

My Mother and I went trekking in Nepal in March. We trekked alone without a guide but met Shreeram and one of his clients on our second day of trekking while we were all resting at the top of a hill! Shreeram is one of a kind – even though he wasn’t our guide, he took us under his wing, he treated us with warmth and care and welcomed us to trek with him and his client throughout the rest of our trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk. Without him we actually would have been stuck on a few occasions, he helped us massively and we feel blessed to have met him. His English is fantastic and his general knowledge is incredible so you can have some extremely interesting conversations and he knows all the best places to go trekking. He has a wicked sense of humour so there was a lot of laughter as well! When we return to Nepal we would not want to use anyone else as our guide and we look forward to Shreeram taking us on many more trekking adventures around Nepal.

We highly recommend him to anyone looking for a kind, helpful and reliable guide, he looked after us so well. Thank you so much, Shreeram!

Holly and Sarah from England

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Response from Nepal Trek Hub

Dear holi and sara It was nice time with you on that trek. Thank you so much for your review and feedback which is always vital.Your feedback will let us do better. We see you again here in Nepal

My 1st trek at Poon Hill

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 25, 2022

I did my 1st trek at the Poon hill trek with was a 5d/4n program. Had a great experience there. The trek started with easy climbing steps, through icy paths, and end with a normal natural hike path. The trek was somewhat easy for me. Just the icy walk part is a bit hard, as it was my 1st time walking on a slippery road. But, thanks to Shreeram! He prepared Anti-slip Shoes over spikes grips for me. It made my journey very convenient and fun. I did really see people slip and tumbled down the icy path. Luckily, I did not fall even once. Also, thanks to our guide, Sangay. He really did help me out a lot, esp in slippery areas. In overall, I felt happy about all the arrangements that Nepal Trek Hub have prepared for me. did took lots of memorable pics.

Jenny Ma, Thailand
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Response from Nepal Trek Hub

Hi Jenny

Thank you so much for your great appreciation of our service and we look forward to seeing you again in Nepal for another great adventure.

Best regards

Poon Hill Trek - A great way to support the local economy.

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 25, 2022

We had never been to Nepal, but wanted to do a trek and, after trying to work with other outfitters, we found Nepal Trek Hub. It was a great experience. The trip (Poon Hill) was well organized with scrutiny to detail and went off like clockwork.

Our interest was in cultural exploration and nature. We were well rewarded. Our guide and porter grew up in hillside farms within the trekking area and have spent their lives in and around the Annapurna Area. They know the culture and the wildlife and know how to reveal it. Indeed, following the trek they spent an afternoon with us guiding us through the various historic and religious sites in Kathmandu. They’re local and they’re great.

Ernie H, Meine USA
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Response from Nepal Trek Hub

Hi Earnie

Thank you so much for the great review and appreciation of the Nepal Trek Hub service. We are very much happy to show you the Himalayas and the great cultures of the Local people around the Annapurna region. Due to the short time frame you had a short time to explore the many things and hope next time you can do that as well.

Best Regards

Shreeram Thapaliya – Nepal Trek Hub

Great trekking!

Rated 5.0 out of 5
December 25, 2022

We booked a Poon hill trek via Nepal Trek Hub. Had a fantastic time – our guide Rajesh was amazing, super friendly and helpful, telling us all about the peaks along the way. Our porter, Gajbahadurgurung was equally friendly and always smiling. And Shreeram who runs Nepal Trek Hub organised everything for us and made the whole experience really smooth and helped us tailor the trip to our budget and needs. Would definitely recommend it.

Jenny P, Bristol UK
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Response from Nepal Trek Hub

Hi jenny

Thank you so much for your comments regarding our service and we look forward to seeing you again.

Best Regards

Shreeram Thapaliya – Nepal Trek Hub

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Frequently asked question Regarding Poon Hill trek

Below here we have keep some frequently asked question regarding Poon Hill Trek, Which may satisfy your needs if not you can ask us


Which is the Poon Hill trek best time?

Surely, October- November is first best season then March – April is second best time to trek here on Poon Hill. you can do trek whole year here. In the month June-August it is rainy season so you will have a less chance to see the view. Winter season is very cold, there will be very less chance of view. Winter season is also consider as a snowfall season



How long walk per day and how difficult is walk on Poon Hill trek

This is very easy trek in Nepal. you need to to walk 6-7 Hours per day, This is very easy walk, you need to climb through stairs. there are a lot of stairs during the trek you need to climb on



What kind of accommodation is available Poon Hill Trek

There are very good tea houses as compare with other tea house of another trekking route. They are basic accommodation, in some hotel you will find attached bathroom, but most of the rooms they don’t have a attach bathroom.



Is there WIFI on Poon Hill Trek

Now most of the Tea houses in Poon Hill Trek they have a WIFI, The wifi works not that fast but you can text with your friend and family



Can i get hot shower on Poon Hill Trek?

Yes, Definitely hot shower is available everywhere but you need to pay a certain charge, for per shower per person. They provide hot shower using a Gas.



Is there enough hotels on Poon Hill trek?

Yes, There are more hotels everywhere on trekking trail, You would not have any problem regarding accommodation while you trek here.



Is there Mineral water I can buy on Poon Hill Trekking?

Yes, obviously there is mineral water you can purchase down village like ramghai, sudame after that you can buy a safe drinking water which you need to refill. We also request you to use the your own water purification system, It helps to reduce the number of plastic bottle in environment. Our small effort can be a very little contribution to environment



How many miles is the Poon Hill Trek?

According to various source the total distance of the poon hill trek is 32 miles (51 km) approx. To trek here it takes 4-5 Days and the maximum elevation is 3210 meter in Poon Hill. This is a easy trek so all people can do it. This is also best for a family holiday on mountain. It does not require pre-exercise



How many steps to go Poon Hill?

It is true that there are so many steps to climb. The steps begins from Hile to Tikhedhunga. There are very normal steps but after Tikhedhunga to Ulleri is 500 Meter climb and has steps around 3500. Until Banthanti there is steps



How do you get to Poon Hill?

You need to take taxi or local bus to Nayapool which is 45 KM from Pokhara. Which takes about 1.30 Hours then you need to trek 2 Days to reach Poon Hill via Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Banthanti, Nangethanti



How high is Poon Hill Nepal?

Poon Hill is situated at the Elevation on 3210 Meter from sea level in the Border of Kaski and Myagdi District.



What permit need for Poon Hill Trek?

Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit (ACCAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) are required to go Poon Hill Trek and you get it through the registered trekking agencies.



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