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3 Days Poon Hill Trek

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Grading:
3,210 meters (10,531 feet)
Activities
  • 3 Days Trek
Best Season

spring and autumn

Meals

2 Breakfast

3 Lunch

2 Dinner

Accommodation

2 Nights Lodge

Transportation

private taxi, jeep or public bus

PRICE STARTS FROM

USD 285 260

Per Person

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We Offer Group discount

No of PAX Price / PP
More than 10 220
5-9 240
2-4 260

Overview

The 3 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an excellent opportunity to discover the majesty of nature as well as the diverse culture and people of the Annapurna region. It is an easy and comfortable hike that anyone with average fitness can complete. The Poon Hill trek is Nepal's shortest classic trek that takes you to some of the most fascinating spots in the area. It includes multiple Gurung and Magar ethnic communities where you can learn about the rich culture and lifestyle.

The 3 days Poon Hill Trek is meant to provide the ideal balance of cultural and natural beauty as it takes you from low-lying farmlands to the high-altitude mountains of Poon Hill (3,210 meters). The short trek to Poon Hill is open to people of all ages, from five to eight years old. You can see the breathtaking views of Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Himchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), and many more.

The trek will take you past terrace fields, lush Jupiter forest, pines, oaks, and typical Gurung, Thakali, and Magar communities, each with its customs. One of the main highlights of the trek is the stunning sunrise and sunset view over the Himalayas, such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchchhre, and Manaslu.

Trip Highlights

  • You can enjoy the breathtaking sunrise from Poon Hill (3,210 meters)
  • You can see the magical 360-degree panorama of mountains such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Machhapuchhare, and many other majestic peaks.
  • You can Hike through the charming villages of the Gurung, Magar, and Thakali people.
  • Explore the fascinating culture and daily life of the mountain people.
  • Visit the beautiful city of Pokhara, known for its ancient temples, peaceful monasteries, and stunning scenery.

3 Days Poon Hill Trek Details

Why Should You Take 3 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  1. It is perfect for a quick getaway or if you're short on time
  2. It is ideal for both first-timers and seasoned trekkers with moderate difficulty levels.
  3. You can wander through lush rhododendron forests, spot waterfalls, and encounter diverse flora and fauna.
  4. You can see the majestic Himalayas, including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.
  5. You can immerse yourself in the local culture of Gurung and Magar communities.

Best time for a 3-Day Poon Hill trek in Nepal

The 3 days Poon Hill Trek can be done at any time of year. However, the best time for trekking in Nepal is spring and autumn. Spring (March-May) is one of the best times to trek. This time of the year has the most consistent dry weather and a mild climate. This time of year is ideal for hiking in the Annapurna/Everest region since it provides a clear view of the mountain and scenery daily. The temperature is moderate, neither too hot nor too cold.

Autumn (September-November) has an excellent month for trekking on Poon Hill. The temperatures are ideal in autumn, and the weather is frequently clear, providing amazing scenery views from every corner of the mountains. This period for trekking is appropriate in Nepal.

2 Day Poon Hill Trek Itinerary outline

Day 01: Drive Pokhara to Ulleri, trek to Ghorepani

Day 02: Hike to Poon Hill, trek down to Ulleri, drive back to Pokhara

2 Day Poon Hill Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Drive Pokhara to Ulleri, trek to Ghorepani

You'll begin your day with a beautiful drive from Pokhara to Ulleri. This trip covers about 48 kilometers and takes around 2.5 to 3 hours. Once you arrive in Ulleri, you'll trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani. The hike includes steep steps and more accessible paths, all surrounded by thick forests and colorful rhododendron trees. As you climb higher, the air becomes more remarkable, and the views more breathtaking. Then, you'll reach Ghorepani village. You can relax and enjoy panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges here. The day ends with a warm meal and a cozy place to rest.

Day 02: Hike to Poon Hill, trek down to Ulleri, drive back to Pokhara

You'll start your day early in the morning with a short hike to Poon Hill to catch the sunrise view. As you reach the Poon Hill viewpoint, you'll be greeted with a breathtaking view of the Himalayan mountains glowing in the morning light. After watching the sunrise, you'll hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Next, you'll begin your trek down to Ulleri. The trek passes through beautiful forests and charming villages. Once you reach Ulleri, you'll drive to Pokhara. The drive takes you through picturesque landscapes, returning you to the peaceful lakeside city of Pokhara.

Accommodation and food in Poonhill Trek

During the 3 days of Poonhill Trek, you'll stay in lodges or teahouses - small, family-run lodges offering basic, cozy rooms. These rooms usually have twin beds with warm blankets, but you should bring your sleeping bag for more comfort. Most teahouses have shared bathrooms and limited hot water, often provided for an extra fee. As you go higher, the accommodations become simpler, but they always offer a friendly and welcoming atmosphere. 

Teahouses provide Nepali dishes like Dal Bhat (lentil soup with rice) and momos. They also have other options like pasta, pancakes, noodles, and eggs. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are typically served at the teahouses where you stay or at small restaurants along the trail. The food is usually freshly prepared and delicious.

Permits for Trek

To trek to Poon Hill, you need two essential permits: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS card (Trekkers' Information Management Systems). The ACAP permit is like a pass that allows you to trek through the Annapurna Conservation Area, where Poon Hill is located. This permit is crucial for trekking in the Annapurna region. You can get this permit at entry points to the conservation area or beforehand in Pokhara.

The TIMS card is another essential permit for trekker safety and support. It helps track trekkers on the trail and provides emergency services if needed. You can obtain your TIMS card through registered trekking agencies or directly from the Nepal Tourism Board offices in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara

We have not include Kathmandu and Pokhara Hotel in our package for you flexibility. We recommend Hotel Thamel Park in Kathmandu and Hotel White Pearl in Pokhara. You may book it directly or through us.

How to get Pokhara

Sofa Tourist Bus: USD 15 per person one way. The tourist bus leaves 7am from Kathmandu and 8am from Pokhara. It takes  200km or 7-8 hours drive.

Private Car, Jeep, Van: USD 110, USD 150, USD 200 one way. You leave any time.

Flight: USD 100 per person one way. The flight is available from 7am to 7pm. It is 25 minutes flight. If you take a flight , you can start the trek on the same day.

Outline

Day 01: Drive Pokhara – Kilu 52 km – trek to Tadapani (2630m, 12.5km or 5-6 hrs walk)

Day 02: Tadapani – Ghorepani (2860m, 8.4km or 5-6 hrs walk)

Day 03: Hike to Poon Hill, trek down to Ulleri (1960m, 11km or 5-6 hrs walk, drive back to Pokhara.

Travel Map
3 Days Poon Hill Trek Map
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Daily Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Trekking permit.
  • one English speaking government certificate holder trekking guide.
  • Pokhara – Kilu and Ulleri – Pokhara by Jeep.
  • All the meals (2 Breakfast, 3 Lunch, 2 Dinner) with 2 nights Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Guide: meals, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, transportation etc.
  • First Aids Kit.
  • Himalaya Trip T-shirt.
  • Local fresh fruit like pomegranates and apple etc.
  • All the official charges and 13% Government VAT.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and visa fees ((15 Days US$25 and 30 Days US$40).
  • Hotel and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your trekking gears.
  • All the drinks such as: tea, coffee, coke, beer, mineral water.
  • Tips for your guide etc.

Group Joining dates & Prices

Trip Reviews

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Craig
UK, Jan 18, 2023

Solo Poon Hill trek with Guide

My solo Poon Hill trek was superb. Thank you, Harka for prompt and clear
communication. My guide Surpa made sure everything was good. I find him very
friendly and helpful. We got along great – and as I was traveling solo, I felt very special.
I have already recommended Himalaya Trip to friends!


UK, Jan 18, 2023
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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you need a sleeping bag for the Poon Hill Trek. Accommodation along the trekking trail typically includes teahouses or lodges, which provide basic bedding that may not be warm enough, especially at higher altitudes.


Important Note

Available of the trip

We organise small group private trip. If you are 2 or more people in your group, you may book any dates.

Travel Insurance

The travel insurance is need in case of any emergency. It is recommend to have.  If you are doing short  and low elevation trek, you can do normal insurance. But if you are doing high altitude or adventure trek, you should have emergency rescue.

Last Minute booking

Normally, trekkers plan the trip before 3-9 months.  Some trekkers decide the trip in last minutes. It is also possible to book your trek at last minutes. For the Last minutes booking, you need to make a full payment.

Tipping

Tipping is highly expected. Our staffs try their best during the trip. After the trip, Tipping is expected. It is not fixed amount or percentage. We recommend the tipping according to their services.

Safety

When you are travelling, the safety is most important. For the safety of our clients, we trained our guide and porters. They are all register trekking / Tour  / Climbing guide and experience porters.

Extra personal expenses

For the extra expenses, it is good to bring USD / Euro / Pound Sterling or ther currency. You may change to Nepali Rupees (NPR) at Tribhuwan International Airport or near your Hotel in Kathmandu. You will use only Nepali rupees during the trip.

Nepal visa

Accept few countries , you will get on arrival Nepal’s Visa at the Tribhuwan International Airport or Nepal board. I recommend to fill up Nepal Visa online form and bring it with you. It will be faster and easy for you and visa fee is recommended to bring cash US dollar. You can’t pay by using credit card.

Trip extension or Itinerary Disclaimer

We organize small group private trip. The trip extension is possible but you have to figure out when you booking the trip.

Group joing and Fixed departure

Most of the time, we have small group private trip. Group joining or fixed departure will be available only at the clients request. 

Luggage store

You are not taking all the lugguage on the trek. You will take only necessary gears on the trek and rest of the gears, you will store at your Hotel in Kathmandu or Pokhara or in our office in Kathmandu. All the Hotels have free luggage store services. It is more convenient to store at your Hotel.

Responsible travel

  • Ask permission to photograph people.
  • Do not remove or purchase antiques, it is illegal.
  • Avoid wearing revealing clothes and avoid outward displays of physical affection.
  • Do not anything to disturb environment or wild animals.

Domestic flight

Normally, domestic flight is not on time. If you have international flight with domestic connection flight. It is always better to keep some gaps.

Trek Booking

For the Booking, we need passport copy, passport size photo by email or What's App  and 20% deposit.

Why Himalaya Trip ?

  • Fast response
  • Small group private trek
  • Safety is top priority
  • Recommended on TripAdvisor
  • Tailor made itinerary
  • Seasonal package
  • 200 plus  trekkers take service every year
  • 30-40% repeated customer

 

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