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Poon Hill Trek

4 Days, Easy

5 - Excellent
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3210m, Poonhill
Activities

4 Days Trek

Best Season

September - May

Meals

3 Breakfast, 4 Lunch, 3 Dinner

Accommodation

3 Nights at Lodge

Transportation

Taxi or Jeep or Van or Bus

PRICE STARTS FROM

USD 325 299

Per Person

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No of PAX Price / PP
More than 10 250
5-9 275
2-4 299

Poon Hill Trek Overview

Trekking to Poon Hill entails the heart of Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP). Maneuvering through the small settlements of Gurung and Magars spread across, the journey to Poonhill is amazing. The mountain vistas, floral diversity, terraced farms, rural ambiance and tranquil setup provides for a wholesome trekking experience. The sunrise gaze over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs, quaint villages of Ghorepani and Ghandruk all encapsulates Poon Hill trek.

Poon Hill Trek Highlight

  • Best Sunrise, Dhaulagiri , Annapurna, Machhapuchhre View from Poonhill 3210m
  • One of the Biggest Ghandruk Gurung village and Ulleri Magar Village
  • Scenic View of Dhaulagiri (8167M,) Manaslu (8163m,) and Annapurna I (8091m) and others Himalayas.
  • Small villages Birethati, Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani
  • Waterfall, Rice Terrace, Suspension bridges
  • Easy and Short trek in Annapurna region
  • Rhododendron flowers in February , March and April
  • Deurali pass, Tadapani Hill for the best spot of Beautiful Himalayas Views.
  • Good opportunity to observe Gurung , Magar and other people life style and culture
  • Peaceful jungle walk from Banthati - Ghorepani - Tadapani - Ghandruk

Poon Hill Trek Details

Poon Hill Trek is a transformational journey in the foothills of Annapurna massifs. Popularized as one of the best vantage points in western Nepal, the trek to Poonhill is filled with adventure and enigma. Poonhill stands at an elevation of 3210 meters in the Myagdi district of west Nepal. Since the inception of trekking back in the '60s, Poonhill trekking has been a sought-after trek in Nepal.

The northern highlands of the Kaski district behold naturalistic magnificence. Poonhill stands as a popular vantage point near Pokhara city in Nepal. This is one of the short treks in Nepal which can be completed within a week at most. Typically beginning from the serene city of Pokhara, the trek to Poon Hill traverses north.

From the outskirts of Pokhara, your journey takes the Baglung-Pokhara highway and reaches Nayapul. This point of the trek is the starting point. We ascend our way through the Gurung settlements dotted across the to reach Ghorepani. In between Ghorepani and Nayapul lies several villages such as Birethanti (ACAP ) check post, Hile , Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Banthanti, and Nagethanti. From Nayapul, the trail takes on the deciduous monsoon forests of the Annapurna region.

Poon Hill Trek route portrays distinct variations of vegetation all along. The lower elevation areas of Poonhill trekking are full of dense lush green forests. As you ascend beyond Ghorepani on your hike to Poon Hill, the area is semi-arid with scattered forests. Poon hill trek elevation gain ranges from a mere 1070 meters at Nayapul to 3210 meters at Poonhill. This elevation range creates a different atmosphere at every stopover you take. The area surrounding the trail is filled with dense Rhododendron forests from the start until reaching Ghandruk village.

The sunrise view from Poon Hill and Ghorepani has long been appreciated by trekkers from across the world. The morning view of sunrise from Poon Hill provides mesmerizing scenery of sun rays spreading onto the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri masses.

Poonhill Trek Route/ What is the Trail like to Poonhill?

Poon Hill trekking encompasses dense jungles filled with Rhododendrons, birch, juniper, fir, and bamboo. Your trail will traverse these lush forests for the most part. As you ascend above Ghorepani, you will gaze at the pine vegetation of Tropical highlands. The trek as it begins from Nayapul takes the rural villages' foot trails. We then follow the villages of Ulleri to reach Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, our trail first ascends towards Poonhill. Thereafter, we descend towards Ghandruk via Tadapani village. The route to Poonhill is Nayapul- Birethanti - Hile - Ulleri-Ghorepani-Poonhill- Tadapani-Ghandruk-Syauli Bazaar. The initial stretch takes on the steep staircases created by piling stones on top of one another. The route is filled with small hamlets of Magar and Gurung people mostly. The vegetation shifts from Subtropical to Tropical as you complete the ascend. While there are some switchback ascents during the traverse, this is a beginner trek with a short duration of walking each day.

Prominent Attractions of Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Viewpoint:

Stationed amidst the gigantic massif of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountains, Poonhill is astounding. The vista of these two mountains as seen from Poonhill is magnificent. Trekkers prefer to hike to Poonhill from Ghorepani early in the morning, usually They make it to Poonhill right before sunrise. The air during the morning here is crisp and invigorating. As the sun unveils from the Annapurna giants, a whole range of mountains are visible before you. Rugged ridges, snow a capped summit create a stunning contrast against the morning sky. It's a mesmerizing watch as the color imprinted on the mountains shifts from soft hues of pink to orange. As the day unfolds, the radiant of the color changes to shades of gold and white.

Ghorepani Village:

Ghorepani village is the highest-altitude village you will be staying in during the Poon Hill trek. The name “Ghore Pani” translates to “horse water” in Nepali. Long before, this village used to be a rest stop for traders and travelers to quench the thirst of their horses and mules on the way to Tibet. Ghorepani village creates a tranquil ambiance amidst dense Rhododendron forest. During the Spring months (March-May), Ghorepani is vibrant and vivid with an explosion of colors of Rhododendron. You will gaze at the canvas of red, white, and pink flowers all over. This is the final point of ascent in Ghorepani Poonhill Trek and we begin our final stretch of hike to Poonhill from this village.

Ghandruk Village:

Ghandruk village is encircled by the gigantic massifs of the Annapurna mountains. This village is a typical Gurung village portraying the artistic aura of centuries back. The main entrance of Ghandruk is filled with stone houses adorned with colorful Buddhist prayer flags. Inhabited mostly by Gurung people, this village is the starting point for the Annapurna Base Camp Trek too. It stands at an elevation of 1939 meters and is the most densely located village of Poon Hill trekking.

Dense Rhododendron Forests:

Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) is filled with numerous Rhododendron forests. The trail encompassing the Poonhill and Ghorepani is filled with colorful hues of Rhododendron flowers. Poon Hill trek covers the areas of Rhododendron forests which transform into an alluring canvas of red, pink, white, and purple blossoms, creating a surreal and fairy-tale-like setting. Rhododendron is the national flower of Nepal and is highly regarded not only for its captivating beauty but for its medicinal benefits too.

Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

The Poon Hill Trek itinerary depends on the route you choose to take. The final vantage point of the trek, Poonhill can be reached from various routes from 2- 8 days. The famous itinerary for Poonhill includes the classic Nayapul- Ulleri-Ghorepani-Poonhill route. This route is pretty straightforward with steep ascents upon reaching Ulleri. The other itinerary is via Ghandruk which takes the opposite trail extending to Ghandruk village. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek route embeds Nayapul-Ulleri-Poonhill-Tadapani-Ghandruk. The latter route is scenic with Ghandruk village sitting right on the porch of Annapurna massifs. 4 Days Poonhill Trek from Kathmandu or Pokhara has been one of the most popular short itineraries. You can custom make your itinerary with Himalaya Trip. Please send us your travel plans and we will create an itinerary in accordance.

Day Day to Day Itinerary Altitude Distance Duration Meals Lodge
1. Pokhara – Nayapul - Ulleri 1960m 42 km drive, 11 km walk 1 and half hour drive, 5-6 hour walk Lunch, Dinner Room with Attached Bathroom
2. Ulleri – Nangethanti - Ghorepani 2860m 8 km walk 5-6 hours walk Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Room with Attached Bathroom
3. Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Tadapani - Ghandruk 2630m 1940m 11.2 km or 18 km walk 6-7 hour or 8-9 hours walk Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Room with attached Bathroom
4. Ghandruk – Syauli Bazar - Pokhara 830m 5.5 km walk, 50 km drive 2 hours walk, 2 hours’ drive Breakfast, Lunch Own Hotel

Poon Hill Trek from Pokhara

Poon Hill Trek is best trek around Pokhara. 4 Days Poon Hill Trek will start from your Hotel in Pokhara. Our guide will come to pick you up at your Hotel after breakfast on the first day. And drive to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri, Ghorepani, Poon Hill - Tadapani or Ghandurk last night. From Ghandruk or Syauli Bazar drive back to your Hotel in Pokhara.

Poon Hill Trek from Kathmandu

If you want to finish Poon Hill Trek in 4 Days. You take a early flight from Kathmandu - Pokhara and meet our guide at Pokhara airport and start the trek in same day. After the trek, our guide will drop off you at Pokhara airport and fly back to Kathmandu. We can arrange your flight ticket for Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu.

Available of Poon Hill Trek

If you are more than 2 people, we organize small group private treks any dates. If you want to join with a group, we have fixed departure every Friday. In case if there is a trekker book this trek, we still organize this trek with a guide. The transportation from Pokhara - Nayapul and Syauli Bazar - Pokhara by public bus.

Porter optional

This packaged trek does not include porters. If you want porters for Poonhill trekking, you will have to pay for them separately. One porter carries a total of 20-25 kilos of baggage of maximum 2-3 people. This is a short trek from Pokhara. We take the necessary things during the trek with you. The rest of the luggage, you will leave at your Hotel in Pokhara or Kathmandu. If you are okay with a 5-6kgs backpack, you do not need a porter for this trek. If you cannot carry your backpack, you have the option to hire a porter with the cost of an extra US$80 per porter for 4 days. You can share a porter between 2-3 people.

Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara

If you want to include the Hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara or Poon Hill Trek all inclusive, It is possible to include them at an additional cost. For flexibility, you may book your own accommodations Hostel to 5 star Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara and you can also stay more than one night in Kathmandu and Pokhara before and after the trek at your preferred place. Most of clients stay at Hotel Thamel Park in Kathmandu and Hotel White Pearl in Pokhara. You can book directly or through us.

How to get Pokhara from Kathmandu ?

Pokhara is 200km away from Kathmandu. Flight or drive option is available. If you take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, you can start the trek on the same day. If you take a private car or tourist bus, you have to stay a night in Pokhara and start the trek on next day. If you take a flight, it takes 25 minutes and if you take a tourist bus or private car, it takes 7-8 hours to drive.

Option I: Comfortable Sofa Tourist Bus Cost US$15 per person – 7 -8 hours’ drive.

This tourist bus leaves at 7 a.m. from Kathmandu and 8:00 a.m. from Pokhara.

Option II: Private Car/Jeep/Van Approx. US$110, US$150, US$200 – 7-8 hours’ drive

This option is a flexible time to start. You can leave at your desired time.

Option III: Flight cost Approx. US$100 per person. The flight is available from approx. 7 am to 8 pm. It takes 25 minutes flight.

Poon Hill Trek Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu or Pokhara - Nayapul drive and trek to Ulleri (1960m, 42km or 1 hour and half drive and 11km or 5-6 hours walk).

Day 02: Trek from Ulleri-Bhanthati - Nangethanti -Ghorepani (2874m, 8km or 5-6 hours walk).

Day 03: Trek from Ghorepani-Poonhill-Tadapani-Ghandruk (1939m, 18km or 8 or 9 hours walk).

Day 04: Trek Ghandruk-Syauli Bazar and drive to Nayapul-Pokhara or Kathmandu (5.5km or 2-3 hours walk and 52km or 2 hours drive).

Poon Hill Trek Detail Itinerary

Whats Included?

  • Trekking permit.
  • Pokhara - Nayapul and Syauli Bazar or Nayapul - Pokhara by private Taxi / Jeep/Van.
  • All the meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) with Lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • One English speaking trekking guide.
  • Guide: foods, accommodation, insurance, salary, transportation and equipment etc.
  • Seasonal fresh fruit such as Banana, Apples etc.
  • First Aids Kid.
  • Duffel Bag if require.
  • Himalaya Trip T-shirt.
  • 13% Government VAT and official expense.

Whats not Included?

  • International airfare and visa fees ((15 Days US$30 and 30 Days US$50).
  • Hotels and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (We arrange Hotel if you ask).
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara- Kathmandu by flight/ Tourist bus/ Private Car ( We arrange if you ask )
  • Your Trekking gears.
  • All the drinks like Tea, Coffee, Coke, Fanta, mineral water, juice, beer etc.
  • Tips for Guide.

Group Joining for Poon Hill Trek

PRICE STARTS FROM

USD 325 299

Per Person


We Offer Group discount

No of PAX Price / PP
More than 10 250
5-9 275
2-4 299

Poon Hill Trek Review

5 - Excellent Based on 22 Reviews
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Yongfeng
China, November 2023

Superb experience with everything

My 4 days and 3 nights Poon Hill solo trek in Nov 2023 with the Himalaya Trip was a superb experience. Fortunate to get connected with them via Google search. Harka is the owner of this professional trekking company. He arranged everything according to my needs. I find him very friendly and he even offered to drive me to the airport with his scooter. A perfect service including all meals and accommodation throughout the whole trip within my tight budget. Also, my guide Jay is patient, caring, easygoing, professional, and the best guide I could have. I had a super fun trekking trip with Jay cracking jokes and talking. Overall, I will recommend the Himalaya trip if you plan trekking in Nepal and as well as Jay as your guide. You will be well looked after and safe and get to enjoy the most with your trip. I will of course choose the Himalaya trip to organize my trip again when I come back for another trekking trip.

Ps the views are just amazing and as well as all Nepalese. And I don’t normally write reviews but they deserve all the compliments.


China, November 2023
Hong Kong people in poonhill trek

Priscilla
Hongkong, 2023

Thank you for the arrangement of Trek

We like all of you so much too!!! Thank you for the arrangement of 4 Days Poonhill Trek and the help from you, Umesh and Sandeep throughout our entire journey🫠🫠 hope one day we can meet all of you again.


Hongkong, 2023
sunrise view from Poonhill

Wing
Hongkong, Nov 12, 2023

Happy and Unforgettable Poon Hill Trek

Our 4-day Poon Hill trekking was very wonderful and unforgettable. Throughout the trek, the weather was favorable. Happy to witness a beautiful sunrise, stunning landscapes, and Snow Mountains. Had a great time with our guide Harka, and porters Umesh and Sandeep. Got some unique insights from them and had interesting conversations. Our first Nepal trekking journey was much more enjoyable and joyful. All thanks to Harka and the team for taking care of us throughout the journey.


Hongkong, Nov 12, 2023
Mount Dhaulagiri view from Poonhill

Man
Macau, November 2023

Great Time at Poon Hill trek

We had a great time at Poon Hill Trek with experienced and professional guides. The
right choice is to let Harka, owner of Himalaya Trip arrange this incredible 4 days Poon
Hill trek for us. Highly suggested.


Macau, November 2023
Jacky Poonhill Trek

Jacky
Hongkong, 2023

Namaste Harka and Porters Sandeep and Umesh,

Namaste Harka and Porters Sandeep and Umesh,

Thanks so much for all of you – playing the swing, sharing your stories with us – being nice, funny and helpful. I’m so glad with have you guys in Poonhill Trek. Being a guide or porters is not easy, I respect you guys so much.

I wish all the best to you and your family stay Healthy and stay strong

Jacky from Hongkong


Hongkong, 2023
Cheyenne Family Poonhill trek

Cheyenne
Taiwan, October 2023

Fantastically done by Himalaya Trip’s

All arrangements were fantastically done by Himalaya Trip’s owner Harka for this 4-day Poon Hill trek. Our professional guide Surpa took great care of us as well in handling all issues properly. Also, highly appreciated our porter Sandeep in porting our heavy bags. It’s an awesome experience as well as the right choice to book with Himalaya Trip. Can’t wait to visit Nepal again����.


Taiwan, October 2023
Minyoung and Surpa on Poonhill

Minyoung
Korea, 2023

4 Days Poonhill Trek was fantastic

Hi Harka, My 4 Days Poonhill Trek was fantastic during the four days. I have had the most amazing time thanks to Surpa.

I have met many guides in different countries but none like him. He was very caring, professional, and overall helped me a lot in many ways. Thanks to him I will remember the trekking trip and Nepal in a very positive manner.

If I ever do come back to Nepal, which I hope I do in the near future, I would definitely like to make trip arrangements with you and have Surpa as my guide.

Thank you once again for arranging my trip, it was the highlight of the vacation. I’d also like to thank you for pairing Surpa to be my guide. He was indeed a very very great and sweet guide.

Take care and I hope to talk with you in the near future.


Korea, 2023
Sofia poonhill trek

Sofia M
UK, Apr 11, 2023

Fantastic time doing the Poon Hill Trek

Thank you, Harka for the wonderful arrangement of the trek. Our guide Surpa was very
attentive and Romesh was also a great porter. They took care of us and the trip was
smoothly carried following the itinerary. From food to accommodation to a private
bathroom and private shower in 2 of 3 places, we were well taken care of. 5 stars for a
well-organized Poon Hill Trek.


UK, Apr 11, 2023
Hong Kong guest poonhill trek

Wally
Hongkong, Apr 14, 2023

4D3N Poon Hill Trek- Cherish for a lifetime

A big shout out to our guide Ramess and our porter Ram for taking care of us and
ensuring our safety and comfort throughout the 4D3N Poon Hill Trek. All kind words of
Ramess touched us and Ram earned our respect by carrying our backpacks and making us
feel comfortable. The scenery, the experience itself, and everything was amazing. An
unforgettable experience to cherish for a lifetime. Definitely will come back shortly for
an even more challenging route. Highly recommended. Thank you, team and Nepal.


Hongkong, Apr 14, 2023
poonhill trek in April 2023

JMF
Malaysia, April 2023

Professional. Friendly. Comfortable.

This is the second time using Himalaya Trip and Harka’s guys after our ABC Trek. This time we went to Poon Hill with my son and it was amazing. As usual, the team was professional, friendly, and comfortable. Recommended again and again.


Malaysia, April 2023
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Poon Hill Trek Info

How long is Poon Hill Trek ?

Duration of Trek: 2-5 days Poonhill Trek

The 2-day Poon hill trek is US$229 per person, Your trek starts from Ulleri, and treks to Ghorepani, The Next morning, you climb to Poonhill for sunrise, the Himalayas view, and then same way back to Ulleri. From Ulleri, drive back to Pokhara.

3-day Poon hill treks US$259 Per person, Your trek starts from Syauli Bazar via Nayapul, trek to Tadapani, Ghorepani, Poonhill, and then same way back to Hile. From Hile, drive back to Pokhara.

The 4-day Poon hill trek is US$299 Per person, you start the trekking from Nayapul, trek to Ulleri, Ghorepani, Poonhill, and then another route to Nayapul via Tadapani and Ghandruk village.

5 Days Poon hill trek US$349 Per person, you start the trek from Nayapul, trek to Ulleri, Ghorepani, Poonhill, Tadapani, Jhinu Natural Hot Spring, Syomrong, and back to Pokhara.


Poon Hill Trek distance in Km or Miles

The Poon Hill Trek distance is depending on how many days Poon Hill Trek you choose.

  • 2 days Poon Hill Trek 19 km or 11.80 miles
  • 3 Days Poon Hill Trek 31 km or 19.26 miles
  • 4 Days Poon Hill Trek 42.5 km or 26.40 miles
  • 5 Days Poon Hill Trek 40 km or 24.85 miles

Transportation To/From for Poon Hill Trek

Ground transportation for the Poon Hill trek depends upon your group size. If you are in a group 2 people, we will have a taxi for your trip. If the group size ranges from 3-7 pax, a jeep will be hired for the trip. Private vehicles will be booked for Syauli Bazar to Pokhara and Pokhara to Nayapul section of the trip.


Starting Point of Poon hill Trek

As a general practice, the Poon hill trek is initiated from Nayapul. It is a small highway-side village located 40 kilometers northwest of Pokhara. This is a classic initiating point for the Poon hill trek. However, the road has been paved from Nayapul until Ulleri but is only accessible via Jeep or a 4-wheel drive vehicle. Also, the ending point of the trek is Syauli Bazar itself.


Communication Services in Poon Hill Trek

Unlike 4-5 years back, Poon hill trekking trail has a strong reach of network communication now. There is a good reach of cellular and data services easily accessible in the area. The parts of the trekking trail have 4G access for you to connect with your loved ones. That being said, since the geography is remote and difficult to access, the network gets disrupted most of the time.


Difficulty of Poon hill Trek

Trek to Ghorepani- Poonhill is an easygoing adventure. Since the duration of the trek is 2 days at most 2 day being the descent, it is a beginner trek. Novice trekkers can easily complete the trek without much stress on their physique. The trail at first is a bit steeply inclined which might make you breathless. However, as you ascend higher your body adapts to the altitude and it gets easier. Poonhill trek is recommended to novice and beginner trekkers. This trek can be a stepping stone for those looking to embark on high-altitude traverses like Manaslu Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, and Everest 3 High Passes Trek.


Best Time for Poon hill Trek

Best time for Poon hill Trek Of the 12 months in the year, 3 months boast an amazing weather window for trekking in Nepal. Spring which begins in March and lasts till May is the most favored time for Poonhill trekking. Autumn months are another best time for trekking to Poonhill. Autumn months usually last from the end of September until mid-December. Winter time in Nepal is also favorable for trekking which occurs from December to February.

On that note, the Summer months(June-August) is the monsoon period in Nepal which creates monsoon rain. Occasional rain showers make the trail slippery and obstruct the Himalayan views. That being said, trekking can be done during this time. The best weather for the Poon hill trek is during Autumn(September- December) and Spring(March-May). Also, winter trekking to Poonhill is doable. While the temperature during winter months drops to an extreme level, we can arrange for a trek during those times. Despite the cold and snowy pattern, the weather during these months is excellent. It is advised to carry warm gear and a sleeping bag for the night if you are trekking during the winter.


Food and Beverage in Poon hill Trek

Thea inclusive package of trek to Poonhill includes 3 times meals. These include breakfast before your trek begins at the hotel, lunch at a day stopover, and dinner after you reach your night stopover. Meals during Poon hill trek can range from a wide variety of cuisines. The most popular dishes available during the trek are Rice, Lentil, Soup, Veg curry, and pickle. This is a Nepali dish popularly called Daal Bhaat.

Additionally, there is a range of continental cuisines available in the teahouses own style. Noodles, Mashed Potatoes, French Fries, Pies, Pasta, Cutlets own style and others are available in most places. Please make sure to inform us of your meal preferences.


Hotels in Poon Hill Trek

Annapurna region is home to the typical hilly communities of Gurungs and Magars. The area surrounding the Poonhill trekking trail is filled with Gurung and Magar villages. Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a teahouse trek with you hopping from one village to another for your stay. The stopovers along the treks like Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk have numerous teahouses for your stay.

Accommodation in Poon hill Trek includes staying in such teahouses. Teahouses are similar to mountain lodges in the European Alps. These small wooden structure houses provide basic lodging facilities for trekkers. A typical teahouse will have twin beds with a foamed mattress. You will be provided with a pillow and quilt. These houses are usually kept warm with a Bukhara stove built in the diner of the lodge. There are hot water shower facilities available . Also, these lodges have wifi facilities .


Preparation and Fitness for Poon Hill Trek

In comparison with other lengthy treks in Nepal like the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and Everest Base Camp Trek , Poon hill trek is short and easygoing. That being said, a certain level of fitness and preparation is paramount. On average, you will be hiking for at least 6-7 hours each day after Nayapul. Additionally, you will be gaining about 4-500 meters in elevation each day. Cardio exercises and Endurance training can be helpful to comfortably complete the traverse. Cardio exercises provide the stamina required for long hours of trek while endurance training provides muscle strength.

As considered by many, the Difficulty of the Poon hill trek is easy with a short span of duration. The traverse can be completed within a week at most. The most difficult part of the trek is the initial stretch from Nayapul to Ghorepani. It includes hiking via steep staircases and mountain foot trails. As you adjust to the higher elevation, you will feel comfortable walking. We recommend you begin your exercises at least a month before your travel dates.


Permits for Poon hill Trek

Poon Hill along with all the stops in between the Poon hill trek is encapsulated in Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP). This project is aimed at conserving the varied flora and fauna found in the region. You will need an ACAP permit for traversing in this area.

ACAP permit costs:

For foreigners: Nrs. 3000 (Approx. $30)
For SAARC Nationals: Nrs. 1000 (Approx.$10)Tims Card costs: For foreigners: Nrs. 3000 (Approx. $20)
For SAARC Nationals: Nrs. 1000 (Approx.$10)
Apart from the ACAP permit, a TIMS card needs to be obtained for Poonhill Trekking. TIMS stands for Trekkers Information Management System. This card is vital to locate the trekkers during their travel. Security personnel will retrieve information from TIMS cards about your identity and whereabouts. Both of these permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Your trekking agent can guide you in obtaining these permits.


Packing List for Poon hill Trek

This is the short and easy trek in Annapurna Region. You do not need any special gears.

  • Hiking shoes
  • Trousers
  • Socks
  • Warm jacket,
  • T-shirts (two or three) and long-sleeved shirt,
  • Sunscreen (SPF 20+),
  • Backpack around 35 liters,
  • Torch (flashlight),
  • Camera, memory card and battery charger( spare batteries),
  • Toilet Paper,
  • Quick- drying towel,
  • Warm hat,
  • Gloves,
  • Thermal underwear ,
  • Sun glass,
  • Spikes in winter etc.

Note: If you are doing this trek in winter ( December - February) , spikes or crampon is recommended. And if you are doing this trek in summer (June - August) , rain poncho or rain jacket is recommended.


Poon hill trek Temperature

The temperature will depend what time you book Poon Hill trek. But we organize this trek every day in whole year. Spring ( March - May) and Autumn (September - November) is the best time to do this trek. If you want to see Rhododendron, February - April is the best time. and if you want to walk on the snow at this trek, The Winter ( December - February ) is the best time.

  • Winter (December – February): Minimum temperature will be around -5 Celsius and Maximum temperature will be 15 Celsius. The temperature will be little bit cold but it is still nice weather to trek during this time. This is the right time to walk on the snow at this trek.
  • Spring (March – May): Minimum temperature will be around +5 Celsius and Maximum temperature will be 30 Celsius. This is the best time to do this trek with clear sky and good temperature. If you want to see the Rhododendron, this is the best time.
  • Summer (June – August): Minimum temperature will be around +5 Celsius and Maximum temperature will be 30 Celsius. This is raining season, we still organize this trek during this time. Rain Poncho or Rain Jacket is recommended to bring.
  • Autumn (September – November): Minimum temperature will be around 0 Celsius and Maximum temperature will be 25 Celsius. This is another the best time do to this trek. It will be fresh and beautiful weather after the raining season.

Poon hill Trek Food Menu ?

The Lodges of Poon Hill Trek have Menu; you will have your own choice. The foods are hygienic. But it is not like cities foods.

  • Breakfast: Simple Breakfast (Eggs any item hasbrown potato, toast or Gurung or Tibetan Bread, Pancake, Muesli, Oat Porridge etc.)
  • Lunch: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
  • Dinner: Nepali Thali (Plain Rice, Lentil soup, Potato Curry, Green Vegetable, Papadam,Tomato Hot spicy or pickle, Chicken curry optional), Macorani , Spaghetti, Potato item, Mo.Mo or dumpling, Pizza, Friend Rice, Fried Noodles, French fries etc.
  • Dessert: Fresh Fruit (Apple, orange, pomegranates, Banana with any seasonal fruit) serve as sweet dessert.

Note: All the drinks soft, hot, hard drinks are not included.



Poon Hill Trek FAQ

Poon Hill Trek vs Mardi Himal Trek are similar days trek. But There are some similar and some differences of these both treks.


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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