Poon Hill Trek

Poon hill trek

Poon hill trek is one of the Best and beautiful 4-5 Days trek in Annapurna. It is also known as Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and some people also says Poon Hill Sunrise trek.Magnificent mountain view of Annapurna south 7219 Meter, Dhaulagiri 8167 Meter, Machhapurche 6993 Meter, Hinchuli, Dhampus peak and many other peaks can be seen very perfectly. Poon Hill can be also a family holiday destination in Nepal if you are interested to see the mountain range also. If you want bit more challenging than this then including Poon Hill Trek you can do Annapurna base camp trek

Poon hill trek 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 want to get in short period of time, This is very best for a trekkers who do have a single week holiday or more even can do it with more relaxing style. Poon Hill Trek is also known as a Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek because poon hill located at Ghorepani Village 2875 Meter. A single hour hike from there takes you the world’s best mountain view point 3210 Meter, Poon Hill.

poon hill trek, view from deurali
Annapurna south 7219 Meter, and Hiunchuli 6400 Meter seen from Deurali, On the way to Tadapani
Trek to Poon Hill is 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 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 thing 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 beginning of April.

Poon hill trek with Group
At Poon Hill Top with our Group, Behind the Dhulagiri Mountain 8,167 Meter, Dhaulagiri II,III,IV, Gurja peak, Dhamupus peak, Tukuche peak and many other peaks
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 check. As you continuously head to the north side of the river, you would get Sudame, Ramghai, Hile, Tikhedhunga respectively. These village walk are very easy but quite hot as you walk on 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 same day you trek to Tadapani. Likewise some people do continuously trek to Annapurna base camp others go to Pokhara from here.

Poon Hill Trek
Poon Hill Top and scenery from Poon Hill 3210 Meter
Depending on your time, you can make the plan from 4 days to onward. The best plan would be Poon Hill Trek 4 days and Poon Hill Trek 5 Days. The other options are you can even finish Poon Hill Trek in 3 Days which is not comfortable for travelers. Most of the tourist do poon hill trek 6 days, 7 Days, 8 days by going to Landruk and Dhampus. It is up to you.

Annapurna south view
A rhododendron forest and mountain scenery background
Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is suitable for the any age trekkers from 7-8 years to 70 years . if you have a strong stamina you can do it easily. If you can’t Then Nepal Trek Hub Pvt Ltd staff will help to you as much as they can. We are here to organize your trip safely and very well organizing way.

Trek highlights

  • Trek Duration:Poon Hill Trek 9 days/8 Nights from your arrival to departure to your country, 2 nights in Kathmandu, 2 Nights in Pokhara, 4 Days on Trek
  • Our Poon Hill trek 4 Days is greatly designed and suit for the trekkers who have very short vacation in Nepal. It can be done even in 5-6 Days, which depends on your flight time. There is regular flight to Pokhara. So if you have 4 days and you want to do poon hill trek 4 days which is also possible. Please tell us your plan so we suggest you to best alternatives of your trip.

  • Poon Hill Trek Max. Altitude: Poon Hill 3210 Meter
  • Trek Grade: Easy trek Grade
  • Poon Hill trek best time:It is very important to know the trekkers which time is best for them with as per their interest. Here in below we have mentioned, time weather and their characteristics.
  • September – November Known as a perfect time for trekking in Nepal Himalayas. After monsoon, the weather is very pleasant, sunny not too hot, not too cold. This is a main tourist season so there are many tourist. Normally this time Nepali people celebrate their main festivals and harvest their rice crops. You can see very colorful landscape this time. It is lovely to see everything here on this time.


    Poon Hill trek and view from Ghandruk
    View from Ghandruk village, Annapurna south 7219 Meter and Hinchuli 6400 Meter

    March – May 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 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 whole forest get’s red and pink rhododendron flowers.


    June, July, August and September This is a rainy season in Nepal. Specially on this area, this is a most rainy 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 other problems such as a flood, landslides and leeches.


    January and December: This is a coldest time, of the year winter season is also consider as a snowy season of Nepal. High Himalaya get’s snow so the weather might be cloudy so you need to bear all the risk of snowfall and bad weather.


  • Trek characters: 8 days is required, In Kathmandu you should spend 2 night, 2 Nights in Pokhara with Bed and breakfast plan hotel, 4 days guest house base trek, breakfast, lunch, dinner and accommodation is included
  • Poon Hill Trek fixed departureNepal Trek Hub can offer you this trek any time you want. See which time you like and tell us. we can specially tailor your holiday to make it lifetime memorable. We are waiting you to offer best holiday
  • Equipment hire: Nepal Trek Hub offer you a complete list of equipment after you book the trek, If you have not complete gear/equipment or could not manage due to time we are here to help you. You can get gear in Kathmandu, buy ro rental both are possible
  • Rucksack/Duffle bag: To put your daily stuff while you are on trek, you should bring a rucksack or duffel bag with you. This is generally carried out by porter. if you have rain cover this would be very awesome
  • Transportation: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu there will be a tourist bus for transportation, from pokhara to trekking starting point either taxi or big van depends on your group size. this will be similar when you back as well.

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 trek, how many days in city such as Kathmandu and Pokhara. This allows you to make a 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 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

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Poon Hill Trek map

There are many types of maps available in market of Poon Hill Trek. These map are product and publish by different publisher. The map is also differs as per publisher. If you buy the map in Kathmandu there are mostly Nepal Map, Himalayan Map which are 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 advice you to take the float-able map which can go anywhere in the bag or even in 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 Trekking Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu

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

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

    Pokhara Elevation: 800 MeterUlleri Elevation: 1960 Meter
    Elevation Gain: 1160 meters ApproxDistance Travel: 45 KM Drive, 17KM-18KM
    Trail Accent/decent: AccentTime:1-2 Hours drive, 6-7 Hours trek
    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 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

    Ulleri Elevation: 1975 MeterGhorepani Elevation:2875 Meter
    Elevation Gain: 900 meters ApproxDistance Travel:15 KM-18 KM approx trek
    Trail Accent/decent Most of the trail is accentTime 6-7 Hours
    Ghorepani village
    Welcome gate is Ghorepani Village
    Our trails begins with stairs a long the village. The trails gently climb until banthanti. From Banthanti the rhododendron forest starts, there is also bamboo bushes, this is quite relaxing walk through 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

    Poon Hill Elevation:3210 MeterTadapani Elevation: 2675 Meter
    Elevation loss: 535 Meters ApproxDistance Travel:18 KM -21 KM approx trek
    Trail Accent/decent Accent/decent bothTime 6-7 Hours
    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 peak 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 decent down valley then climb to Tadapani finally.
  • Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk then drive to pokhara

    Tadapani Elevation: 2675 MeterPokhara Elevation:800 Meter
    Elevation loss: 1875 meters ApproxDistance Travel:15 KM – 16 KM approx trek
    Trail Accent/decent DecentTime 6-7 Hours
    Today we trek down to ghandruk which takes 3-4 hours to trek. Then we do lunch here in Ghandruk. Ghandruk is also 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.
  • 2 night’s twin sharing on tourist standard accommodation in Kathmandu
  • 2 Night Hotel in Pokhara
  • 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
  • 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

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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Poon Hill Trek Facts
  • Grade:Easy
  • Duration:4 Days
  • Accommodation: By requirement
  • Trip Style:Tea House
  • RegionAnnapurna
  • MealsFull Board on trek
  • Altitude3210M ie 10532ft
  • Group-Size1-18 Person
  • Transportation:Private /Tourist Bus
  • Route:Pokhara-Ghorepani – Ghandruk
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  • 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.

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