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Poon Hill Trek 5 Days
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Poon Hill Trek 5 Days

One of the shortest treks in Nepal, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is the perfect option for trekkers who are short on time but still want to experience the real Nepal.

 

Although the trek only takes 5 days, you’ll get some incredible views during this short period. It is an easy 5-day hiking starting from Nayapul half an hour drive from Pokhara.

 

During the trek, you’ll walk through dense forests of rhododendron. In spring the rhododendrons flowers are in bloom that beautifies the whole trek route.

 

After walking via forested area, the trail leads to Tikhedhunga. Then, you’ve to ascend towards Ulleri climbing via 3300 steps.

 

The major attraction of this short trek is the spectacular sunrise views over the Annapurna Himalayan range from the Poon Hill viewpoint.

 

From the top of the hill, you’ll get the astonishing a 360-degree panoramic views of Annapurna Himalayan range, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Nilgiri.

 

The trail also passes via several settlements inhabited by Gurung and Magar community.

 

This trek is an excellent opportunity for exploring and experiencing the culture and nature of the Annapurna region of Nepal.

 

This trek could be part of popular treks like Annapurna base camp and Annapurna Circuit trek.

 

Since it is moderate level trek, it doesn’t require a high level of physical fitness. Of course, this trek has no risks of altitude sickness.

 

Therefore, it is a perfect trek for all those looking for short and delightful trekking experience in Nepal.

 

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Highlights

  • Short and easy trek suitable for all travelers
  • Witness the culture and lifestyle of local Gurung and Magar inhabitants
  • An amazing panoramic sunrise view over the Annapurna Himalayan ranges from Poon Hill
  • Close view of Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhapuchhre
  • Hike to Poon Hill, one of the best vantage point in Nepal
  • Trekking through beautiful dense forests, waterfalls, and authentic villages
  • Enjoy the natural hot spring at Jhinu Danda

 

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Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga.

 

Day 2: Trek to Ghorepani.

 

Day 3: Hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani.

 

Day 4: Trek from Tadapani to Jhinu Dada

 

Day 5: Trek to Siwai and drive to Pokhara.

 

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga

Max Altitude: 1,450 meter

Travel Hours: 2 hours

Trek Hours: 4 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Early in the morning, you’ll drive along the twisted road to Nayapul. Then you’ll commence the trek to Birethanti village following Modi river.

 

After Birethanti village, you’ll ascend uphill past via rural farm villages and reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight stay at Tikhedhunga.

Day 2: Trek to Ghorepani

Max Altitude: 2,850 meter

Trek Hours: 5 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Early in the morning trail leads to uphill via stone steps from Tikhedhunga to Ulleri village. From here, you’ll walk uphill via forested area full of rhododendron, pine, and oaks trees. In spring this place turns into the natural garden with all flowers in bloom.

 

Continue your walk via forested area you’ll reach Ghorepani village. The inhabitants of the village are the Gurung and Magar. Spend some time here and explore the traditional Gurung village.

 

Ghorepani village offers a fabulous view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range of peaks. Overnight stay at Ghorepani.

 

 

Day 3: Hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani.

Max Altitude: 3,210 meter, Poon Hill and 2,520 meter, Tadapani

Trek Hours: 5-6 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

Early in the morning, you’ll hike uphill to Poon Hill at 3,210 m. It is one of the famous places for best sunrise view in Pokhara. This will be your highest point of the trek.

 

From here, you’ll get a mesmerizing view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Macchapucchre, Ganesh Himal, and Hiunchuli Himal.

 

After enjoying the beautiful moments, you’ll trek back to Ghorepani. After taking a short break, you’ll trek towards your next destinations to Tadapani.

 

The trail leads uphill and downhill into the beautiful forest and reaches Tadapani. Village welcomed with the incredible views of Annapurna range of peaks. Overnight stay at Tadapani.

Day 4: Trek from Tadapani to Jhinu Dada

Max Altitude: 1,750 meter

Trek Hours: 6 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

 

After having breakfast, you’ll descend to Jhinu Danda. Here you’ll enjoy the natural hot spring and relax.

 

The trail will be steeply downhill with the great views of the Annapurna region. After reaching Jhinu, you can take a relaxing bath in the natural hot spring. Rest of the time, you’ll explore the village. Overnight stay at Jhinu Danda.

Day 5: Trek to Siwai and drive to Pokhara.

Max Altitude: 1,530 meter, Siwai

Travel Hours: 2:30 hours

Trek Hours: 2-3 hours

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

 

On the last day of your trek, you’ll descend towards the Siwai.

 

You’ll pass via terraced fields and traditional farms till you reach Siwai. Finally, your trek will end with a scenic drive back to Pokhara.

FAQs

Q1. Is Poon Hill trek difficult?

Poon Hill trek is considered a moderate trek. Normally, you’ve to walk for 4-5 hours in one day. Anyone with the reasonably fit can join this trek.

 

There is no issue of altitude sickness suitable for all age people. In fact, this is one of the best short family trekking package.

Q2. When is the high season on the Poon Hill trail?

Poon Hill trek is popular all year round, however, spring and autumn are considered the high season. This means during this time the trail is flooded with the trekkers.

 

So, it’s better to book for accommodation and flight ticket as soon as possible.

Q3. Do I need a trekking permit for Poon Hill trek?

Yes, two different trekking permits are required for the Poon Hill trek. Annapurna Conservation Area permit and TIMS Trekkers’ permit are both required. You can obtain these permits with the help of your trekking agency.

Q4. Will I suffer the altitude sickness during Poon Hill trek?

Poon Hill is located at an elevation of 3,210 meters in Ghorepani village of Myagdi district in Nepal. So, during this trek, rarely trekkers suffer the altitude sickness. But still, it is difficult to say as altitude sickness affects everyone differently.

 

As prevention is better than cure, you can drink plenty of water, walk slowly to avoid altitude sickness.

Q5. What is the accommodation and food like on the Poon Hill trek?

You’ll get standard accommodations during the whole trek. Most of the tea houses have a twin bedded rooms with attached bathroom with hot shower.

 

During the trek, you can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well as international cuisine (Indian, Continental, Italian, and Chinese)

 

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