Poon Hill Trek 5 Days

Poon Hill trek is world best short trekking destinations. It is the best introductory trek in the Himalayas. This trek offers you a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of Annapurna region in short time.

This short trek starts from a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. It is one of the popular starting points of Annapurna region trek.

During the trek, you’ll traverse via different charming villages like Ghorepani, Ghandruk, and Tadapani. Also, trekking via dense rhododendron forests, the trail leads via the different small villages like Birethanti, Hile, and Ulleri.

All these villages are inhabited by the ethnic Gurung and Magar communities.

In this short trek, you’ll enjoy the beautiful mountain view, diverse culture, and terrain of Annapurna region.

Undoubtedly, the main focal point of the Poon Hill trek 5 days is the best sunrise view from Poon Hill. In addition, you’ll also get an amazing view of Annapurna mountain range including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Mt. Machhapuchhare, Lamjung Himal, and Hiunchuli.

If you’ve ample of time and want to spend more time then, you can also do this trek with other popular treks; Annapurna Base Camp trek and Annapurna Circuit trek.

One best part of this Poon Hill trek 5 days is it can be joined by any travel enthusiasts looking for trekking in Nepal for the first time in Nepal. At the same time, it is an excellent trek for solo travelers as well as families and even larger groups.

For every traveler, this short trekking journey will be a lifetime of memory !!!

Highlights

  • The spectacular sunrise view at Poon Hill
  • Picturesque view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range
  • Walk via dense Rhododendron forests trail
  • Experience the ethnic Gurung culture and lifestyle
  • Enjoy the remarkable hospitality of local people
  • Explore Ghandruk village, one of the major point of all the trekking trails of Annapurna region

Do not hesitate to contact us if you want to trek to Poon Hill or other trekking routes in Nepal. We can help you to manage your trip.

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Trek from Pokhara to Hile

Day 2: Trek from Hile to Ghorepani

Day 3: Hike up to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani

Day 4: Trek to Ghandruk

Day 5: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Trek from Pokhara to Hile

Max Altitude: 1,460 meters

Travel Hours: ⅕ hours

Trek Hours: 4 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the first day, we’ll take a short drive from Pokhara (the closest town to the Annapurna Himalayan range) to Nayapul (starting point of the trek).

Today’s trek is easy and straightforward downhill. After one hour of walk, we’ll reach Brethanti village. Then passing through rhododendron forests about three hours we’ll reach Hile for an overnight stay.

Day 2: Trek from Hile to Ghorepani

Max Altitude: 2,855 meters

Travel Hours: 6-7 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the second day, early in the morning we’ll have our breakfast and start our trekking to Ghorepani. We’ll start our trek by following the trails of Modi river and cross it via a high suspension bridge.

After trekking for an hour we reach Ulleri village. This interesting village offers the amazing views of mountains like Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, and Hiunchuli. Again we’ll continue our trek through little villages like Banthanti and Nangethanti. After a long hour walk, passing through rhododendron forests, finally, we reach Ghorepani village.

Ghorepani village is one of the best places of the whole trek offers a wonderful view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range.

Overnight stay at Ghorepani village.

Day 3: Hike up to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani

Max Altitude: 3,210 meters, Poon Hill and 2,540 meters Tadapani

Travel Hours: 6-7 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the third day, we’ll begin our trek to the main destination of our trek i.e. hike to Poon Hill.

Poon Hill is one of the best viewpoints offers the breathtaking view of the wonderful mountains like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range.

We’ll begin our hike early in the morning with the goal to achieve sunrise view over the chain of the Himalayas.

From the highest point of the Poon Hill, we’ll get the stunning views of Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre, Tukuche peak, and Mt. Nilgiri.

The view is really breathtaking we’ll get the best experience for a lifetime!!!

After enjoying the moment, we’ll be back to Ghorepani village and begin our trek to Tadapani. First, we’ll gently walk uphill till Deurali and again goes down to Banthanti. Now the trail is downhill till we reach Tadapani. We’ll spend overnight at Tadapani.

Day 4: Trek to Ghandruk

Max Altitude: 1,952 meters, Ghandruk

Trek Hours: 3-4 hours

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the fourth day, we’ll continue our trek to one of beautiful Gurung village, Ghandruk. The trail is simple and easy compared to previous trekking days.

We’ll continue our trek through a forested area with the occasional mountain views to Ghandruk village.

After taking some rest, we’ll go for a village tour. We’ll visit Ghandruk Museum and especially an old town of Ghandruk. This village is largely inhabited by Gurung communities. Gurung is Ex British army’s known as Gorkha.

So, during our village tour, we’ll get a close insight of culture, traditions, and lifestyle of Gurung people. Overnight stay at Ghandruk village.

Day 5: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara

Max Altitude: meters

Travel Hours: ⅕ hours

Trek Hours: hours

Accommodation: Teahouse

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

On the fifth day, we’ll start our trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul from where we commence our trek. After a few hours of a walk along the bank of Modi river, we’ll reach Birethanti village.

Then, we’ll continue trek for few minutes we’ll reach Nayapul. Finally, our short adventure trips end here and we’ll drive back to Pokhara.

Trip Note: Poon Hill Trek 5 days is just standard trekking package. This package can be extended or shortened and customized as per client’s requirements.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you want to trek to Poon Hill or other trekking routes in Nepal. We can help you to manage your trip.

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Happy Trekking !!!