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Poon Hill Trek Nepal
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Poon Hill Trek Nepal

A short but very adventurous trek in the Annapurna region, Poon Hill trek will give you a lifetime memory with a breathtaking view of massif Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.

 

Annapurna trekking region is popular trekking destinations after Everest region in Nepal. Yearly more than 40,000 people visit Nepal for trekking in this region.

 

Fortunately, Poon Hill trek is also part of the Annapurna region. Thus, this trek is one of the most popular short treks in Nepal.

 

This short and easy trek offers a wide range of landscapes and flora and fauna.

 

Poon Hill trek offers you to experience both wilderness and cultural aspects of trekking region.

 

The trail passes via gorgeous natural landscape of rhododendron forests. The trail takes you through a forest of pine and rhododendron at the altitude ranging from 2000-3200 m.

 

This trek is suitable for both adventure enthusiasts and nature lover. During the trek, you’ll get plenty of opportunities to experience traditional rural life as you’ll spend nights in the villages of Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk.

 

Ghorepani is a good place to observe some local Gurung and Magar culture.

 

Thus, Poon Hill trek is a perfect trek for those who are looking to learn about and experience traditional rural life firsthand while enjoying the natural beauty and biodiversity of Nepal.

 

The main goal of this trek is to reach Poon Hill and watch eyeful view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Macchapucchre, Mt. Nilgiri, and Mt. Himchuli.

 

The best thing about Poon Hill trek is suitable for the family with children, elders, individual, and groups.

 

Poon Hill trek is truly the experience of a lifetime !!!

 

Kathmandu to Poon Hill (How to go Poon Hill from Pokhara)

 

Poon Hill trek is always the best treks among the trekkers. There are different trekking routes to travel from Kathmandu to Poon Hill. The Kathmandu to Poon Hill distance is about 271 km.

 

The Poon hill trek from Pokhara is one of the classic Himalaya treks in Nepal. Pokhara is easy and closest access to begin treks into Annapurna region.

 

Generally, you can travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara through roadways and airways. The distance between Kathmandu and Pokhara is about 204.5 km via Prithvi Highway.

 

With the help of different mode of transportation, you can get to Pokhara. The most convenient options to travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara is by bus. It will take around 6-7 hours.

 

If you don’t want to travel by bus then you can hire the vehicles like car, van or any other small vehicles. The time duration is almost same as the bus. But the hiring the vehicles would cost little more than traveling via bus.

 

Likewise, if you’ve limited time, then you can also take a flight to Pokhara from the domestic airport. The flight duration is only 25 minutes. During this flight, you’ll get a great opportunity to enjoy the breathtaking views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Langtang, Mt. Machhapuchhre.

 

When you reach Pokhara from Kathmandu, you’ll take a short scenic drive to Nayapul and head towards Tikhedhunga.

 

From Nayapul, it will take 4-5 hours trek to Tikhedhunga. It is located in the western region of Nepal.

 

From Tikhedhunga, you’ll head towards Ghorepani. The trekking distance is 12 km and it takes about nearly 5-6 hours.

 

Ghorepani Poon Hill is a complete mixture of nature and culture. This place also offers an amazing view of Annapurna massif. It is mostly inhabited by the Gurung and Magar communities.

 

The distance from Ghorepani to Poon Hill is just 1.5 km. It is one of the best vantage points. From the top, you’ll get the striking views of majestic peaks including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Mt. Macchapucchre, and Mt. Hiunchuli.

 

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Poon Hill Weather

 

Poon Hill trek is a low-altitude trek. The weather and temperature are pleasant. In fact, due to low altitude, there is no much difference in day and nighttime temperatures.

 

Like other trekking trails in Nepal, Poon Hill weather also follow the same weather pattern. This means there are four seasons, namely Spring, monsoon, autumn, and winter.

 

Also Read: Poon Hill Weather November – December

 

Spring season, last from March to May. The temperature is warmer as compared to autumn and winter season. The views are also awesome during this season.

 

It is also blooming season for the endemic varieties of the Himalayan rhododendron.

 

Monsoon season, last from June to August. The temperature is hot and humid during this season.

 

The starting point of the trek is Pokhara. Since Pokhara receive 80% rainfall in monsoon, you’ll encounter a lot of rainfall. Also, the trail is wet, muddy, and slippery. But as the month progress, the rainfall decreases. It is also the time to see many types of the flower during the trek.

 

If you are planning to trek during monsoon season, please make sure to pack rain gears like a raincoat, rain poncho, and an umbrella.

 

Autumn is one of the most favorable trekking seasons in Nepal. Autumn season, last from September to November. After monsoon, the Poon Hill weather is clear. The temperature is also stable perfect for the trek. The temperature is neither too cold nor too hot.

 

During the autumn season, the days are clear with spectacular views providing you great photo opportunities.

 

In winter, the weather is settled at this time of the year with clear, sunny days and deep blue skies. The temperatures at certain places go down a freezing level but not as in the base camp region.

 

So, if you can bear a bit cold then this season is for you. Also, trekking during this season has great perks. The trail is less crowded. With the beautiful views, you’ll also get a winter discount on teahouses and airfare.

Poon Hill Trek Cost

Poon Hill trek cost depends largely on the trek duration, season, and tour company you choose. Generally, the Poon Hill trek can cost somewhere between $325-$700 per person.

 

The Poon Hill trek cost typically includes transportation to the trailhead from Pokhara, a guide, porters, trekking permits, and accommodation.

 

But the best part of this trek is it’s not expensive as compared to the other popular trekking trails.

 

Normally, trekking below 3,000 m elevation cost less compared to the higher elevation trek. This is because most of the high-altitude trekking region is still not fully accessible to transportation.

 

But don’t worry, as the Annapurna region is fully accessible to transportation. Many well-established teahouses are opened on the Poon Hill trail.

 

If money isn’t too much of an issue, then you can also enjoy full luxury Poon Hill trek.

Poon Hill trek Itinerary

Poon Hill is located just 3,210 meters above sea level. It is the risk-free from altitude sickness. So, every people with reasonable fitness level can complete this trek.

 

Poon Hill trek can be done within 2-8 days. Basically, there are three itineraries options depending on the trekking days. The common trekking package are;

 

Poon Hill trek 3 days

 

Poon Hill trek 4 days

 

Poon Hill trek 5 days

 

Besides some common packages, this short trek can combined with Annapurna Base Camp trek which is also possible within a week.

 

During the trek, the normal walking distance in average is 5-6 hours per day. These distance doesn’t include yours tea-coffee break, lunch break or any type of rest during trekking period.

Final Say

With moderate trekking route, low altitude, and short duration makes a good introductory trek to the Himalayas.

 

Poon Hill trek can also be combine with different adventure activities like; mountain flight, bungee jumping, rafting, canyoning, paragliding, and jungle safari.

 

Choose us as your best travel companion, we Mosaic Adventure offers you wonderful Poon Hill short trekking packages. Besides, we also have several other long, challenging trekking packages.

 

If you need extra information and wish to discuss any aspect of this Poon Hill trek or about other trekking packages then feel free to contact us.

 

Pack your hiking boot !!! Get ready for relaxing adventure to the most wonderful Annapurna region of Nepal.

 

Happy Trekking Journey !!!

 

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