Key Information

  • Destination:
    Nepal
  • Accommodation:
    Tea House Logde
  • Trip Style:
    Trekking and Hiking
  • Foods:
    Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation:
    Private Vehicle

About 3 Days Poon Hill Trek

3 days Poon Hill and Ghorepani trek is the shortest trek into most popular vantage point to view mighty mountain peaks. Poon Hill Trek is the best trek you can do to get a combined experience of nature and culture in such a short time. Since the trek only lasts for 3 days, the cost also decreases a lot. It is the cheapest trek one can do in the Annapurna Region and get the best of everything without being at the risk of altitude sickness. 

This Poon hill trek from Pokhara goes to Hile and then to Ghorepani. After an early morning hike to Poon Hill from Ghorepani, the trail returns the same way towards Nayapul. This trek is perfect for everyone including travelers with family. The highest altitude you will reach during this trek is at 3210 meters in Poon Hill from where you will return. Since you will not stay there, you will not be at any risk of altitude sickness. Poon Hill trek itinerary is designed such that you will not have to rush but you should keep a steady pace. Poon Hill trek can also be done as an introductory trek in the landscape of Nepal Himalayas if you have never done any trekking in Nepal before.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can be completed in any season though packing list for each season may be different. After walking a steady uphill, climbing couple thousands of stairs and climbing some steep uphill all surrounded by the outstanding beauty of nature and mountains in the backdrop, you will finally reach Poon Hill. The package includes all transportation, food and accommodation expenses including a guide and porters. You don't have to worry about the language barrier, finding a place to stay or eat. If you want to upgrade any service, contact us and let us know. 


Available Add ons: 

We have designed this package to make it more cost-effective and minimal. But, if you want to upgrade any service including accommodation or vehicle, we can make it possible for you. Check the points below to note the difference in cost while you choose a different type of service.


Types of accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara:

3-star hotel accommodation: 45 USD per night
4-star hotel accommodation: 100 USD per night
5-star accommodation: 190 USD per night


Types of vehicle:

Daily tourist Bus - 12 USD
Private car: 110 USD
Flight cost: 105 USD one way

Note: Please contact us to get any of these add ons for this 3 days poon hill trip.

 

3 DAYS POON HILL TREK HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Enjoy the scenic bus ride from Pokhara to Nayapul
  • Walk through the lush forests of rhododendrons and oaks with the possibility to see different animals
  • Explore the diverse cultures and traditions of ethnic people like Gurung and Magar
  • Explore the beautiful villages like Birethanti, Ulleri, Banthanti, Ghorepani, etc.
  • Catch breathtaking views of mountains like Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, etc. 
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals during the trek
  • Hike to Poon Hill, the viewpoint for the 360° panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri range
  • Catch many photographic spots during the trek on almost every point of your trek

 

What to Expect:

1. Food and Accommodation

During the trek, you will stay at tea houses. The accommodation they provide is simple, clean and minimalistic with warm hospitality. You will be provided with 3 meals in one of these tea houses along the way. They provide meals ranging from Nepali staple food Dal Bhaat to Pizza depending upon how accessible the place is. Normally, you will eat Daal Bhaat, noodles, pasta, flatbread, bakeries, eggs, vegetable soups, etc. You get to fill clean filtered water in your water bottles but you are advised to bring water purification pills with you too.
 

2. Culture rich villages

3 days Poon Hill trek lets you walk through several villages with Gurung, Magar and other ethnic settlements. These people practice a different way of life and preserve their ancient cultures. You can see traditional methods of farming, cattle raising, cooking and other activities that are completely different than the modern way of life. While staying at tea houses, you can communicate with them with the help of your guide and gain a deeper insight into their lifestyle.  
 

3. Poon Hill

Poon Hill lies at the height of 3210 meters, just about 45 minutes away from the village of Ghorepani. It is the most accessible and rewarding vantage point to get such outstanding views of mountains in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. It is the perfect escape into the Himalayan beauty of Nepal, not too far from the city of Pokhara.  
 

4. Landscapes along the way

Poon Hill trek is also one of the treks that don’t only treat you as you reach the destination. You will be treated with outstanding beauty since the beginning of the trek as you move towards Poon Hill. Beautiful landscapes filled with rhododendron forests, horses, yaks, small villages, waterfalls and suspension bridges, etc. can be seen throughout the trek. You will also be walking inside the Annapurna Conservation Area which means you may see some exotic plants and animals during your trek.

 

FAQs

What is the best time for this 3 days poon hill trek?

Poon Hill Trek is one of the short treks in Nepal which you can complete in any time of the year. Spring is perfect for trekkers who like greenery and don’t mind a few drizzles sometimes. You get to see blooming rhododendron flowers of different colors. Summer coincides with monsoon meaning unexpected rainfall but, with preparation, you will be just fine. You get to trek in your shorts and t-shirt without carrying a heavy bag. Autumn is one of the best seasons to complete any trek in Nepal including Poon Hill trek. During winter, the days are cold and short but you won’t be going to higher elevations. You will get to catch some outstanding views, just pack an extra jacket and a sleeping bag.
 

How is the weather at Poon Hill?

Weather in Poon Hill is not as extreme and dramatic as it is in higher altitude. It really depends upon what type of climate you are adapted to. Poon Hill is coldest in March and warmest in the month of May. During spring, the weather is lovely with mild temperatures and low precipitation and clear sky. Summer is warm, it can get up to  25 degree Celsius. But, you have to be prepared for heavy rainfalls which slowly reduces during late summer in August. During autumn, the temperature will again be comfortable and precipitation is low. Weather in winter is perfect for some people and not for others. Temperatures can get around 0 degree Celsius but, there will be no rain.
 

What type of meal can I have during the trek?

Since you will be walking for several hours a day, you are recommended to eat carbohydrate-rich food with lots of protein. Tea houses found along the way provide you fresh and wholesome meals. You are also advised to keep water with you all the time. Besides that, you can also take chocolates, energy bars and instant snacks with you.


How many hours should I walk each day?

Poon Hill Trek completes in just 3 days. In the first day, you will walk for 3 hours after getting to Nayapul. On the second day, you will walk for about 5 hours. You will have to climb the stairs to reach Ulleri village and climb a steep trail to reach Ghorepani. On the third day, you will walk for about an hour to reach the top of Poon Hill. Then, you will return the same route to reach Nayapul but it will be easier because the trail will mostly be easy descent.


Can I charge batteries during the 3 days trek?

There is power supply in most places during your Poon Hill Trek though there might be some electricity cut off sometimes. You might have to pay some rupees per hour to charge your batteries. 

3 Days Poon Hill Trek Itinerary & Map

DAY 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Hile
  • Pick you up at your hotel in Pokhara
  • Walk an uphill trail to reach the village of Birethanti
  • Reach Hile and stay overnight at a teahouse

After our representative picks you from your hotel, you will now head towards Nayapul. A scenic ride for about 2 hours takes you to the place where you will start your trek. You will walk an ascending trail covered with beautiful rhododendron forests. While you continue your trek, you will also hear birds singing and villagers talking and children playing and donkeys carrying the loads. On our way to Hile, you can find various shops and tea houses to stop for lunch and snacks. After reaching, you will rest and spend your night at a tea house in the village of Hile.

Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 1570 m
Drive Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes approx.
Trek Duration: 3 hours approx.

 

DAY 02: Trek to Ghorepani from Hile 
  • Leave Hile, move ahead until you cross a suspension bridge
  • Climb the thrilling 3000 stone stairs to reach Ulleri village
  • Reach Banthanti and head towards picturesque Ghorepani

Today, you will walk slowly and steadily because you will climb the notorious stone stairs counting to 3000 and beyond. First, you will walk gentle uphill and reach a suspension bridge. Then, you will begin your stair climbing. These stone stairs take you through amazing views of forests and stone memorials. Ulleri is an ancient village that has traditional stone houses and terraced farmlands surrounded by amazing views of forests and mountains. After that, you will move towards Ghorepani. and forests. The trek towards Ghorepani is steep but you will witness waterfalls, some wild animals and dense forest as you move further. After reaching Ghorepani, you will rest and sleep early as you have to wake up early tomorrow.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Elevation: 2750 m
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours approx.


DAY 03: Trek to Poon Hill and Return to Pokhara via Nayapul
  • Steep uphill climbing to reach Poon hill and catch the view of sunrise
  • 360 degrees view of several peaks from the top 
  • Return to Nayapul walking a downhill path and drive to Pokhara

After waking up early in the morning, you will get to the top of Poon Hill today. It is one of the most popular vantage points for mountain viewing and is worth all the effort. It takes about an hour to reach Poon Hill from Ghorepani. You can witness the 360 degrees view of several snow-peaked mountains higher than 7000 meters. The trail is full of beautiful rhododendron forests, stone memorials and mountains in the background. After enjoying the main highlight our trip, you will now return to Nayapul following the same path. From Nayapul, we will drive you back to your hotel in Pokhara and conclude the trip.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Drive Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes approx.
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours approx.

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18 Oct, 2019 - 20 Oct, 2019 Guaranteed $280 USD
21 Oct, 2019 - 23 Oct, 2019 Guaranteed $280 USD
24 Oct, 2019 - 26 Oct, 2019 Guaranteed $280 USD
27 Oct, 2019 - 29 Oct, 2019 Guaranteed $280 USD
30 Oct, 2019 - 01 Nov, 2019 Guaranteed $280 USD

3 Days Poon Hill Trek Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 2 reviews

This holiday I didn't want to go anywhere else but just stay at a nice hotel in Pokhara and relax with my husband. But, my husband is a restless guy, he wouldn't just end this trip without doing a trek. I found the best deal after contacting Ram. So we decided to go to Poon Hill, it wasn't our first time in Nepal or even to Poon Hill. But, it surprises you every time. It was our middle ground, I wanted a laid back holiday, he couldn't stay and relax at a place. So, in short, it was yet another fun time with Sublime Trails, 

I''m not a kind of person who can walk a lot. But, Im proud to say that I completed my 3 days Poonhill trek. It wasn't easy for someone like me, If someone takes an hour to walk a distance I will take 3 hours for me to walk the same. Our guide was absolutely humble, caring and encouraging so he took care of us. When we reached Poon Hill, I forgot everything for few minutes. It was just brilliant how beautiful the mountains looked from there. 

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