Poonhill Short Trek

Trip Information
  • Duration4 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Altitude 3210 m

Poonhill Short Trek is a 4-days hiking to Ghorepani-Poonhill. Info Nepal Treks offers this trek to those trekkers who are not favored by sufficient time frame but still are keen to witness spellbound mountain views from the vantage point, Poonhill. The trekkers who have been to this spot comment ‘Just Wow!!” about the mountain views. The most important part of this trek is viewing early Sunrise the first thing in the morning. The first fall of the sun rays splashes the snow-capped mountains and gradually becomes astonishing.

Poohhill Short Trek as other treks in Annapurna region commences from Pokhara after a drive (8-9 hours) or a short flight (35 min) from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Pokhara, a serene city with tranquil lakes, itself is a popular tourist destination in Nepal. After 1 hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, the hiking begins through Birethanti. Then the trail ascends gradually via Tikhedhunga and climbing up to Ulleri through numerous stone steps) becomes a different and exciting experience in the trekking lifetime. Afterwards, the trail begins up through the dense forest, natural waterfalls, streams, and variety of species of wildlife. Ultimately, the trekkers destine to Ghorepani. The next morning, the trekkers climb Poonhill first thing in the morning to view magnificent sunrise and majestic mountain views. The climb trek lasts up to an hour. After landing to the top of The Poonhill, gradually, the sun unfolds and begins to shine in the snow-fed mountains. At the very moment, the trekkers witness the entire mountain panorama including Annapurna-I, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Gangapuran, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and many more.

Highlights: Mountain views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Annapurna IV, Machhapuchhre, and Gangapurna as well. Moreover, mountain peaks like The Lamjung Himal, Fang, and the Hiunchuli Himal are also visible.


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After breakfast, the journey begins ahead to Nayapul which is about 1.5-hour drive. Then next comes hiking for which permit must be taken beforehand. The trail is not so difficult. On the way, lots of scenic views of fields, crop fields, green mountains, local villages, beautiful small rivers can be sighted. Also, on the course of the journey, the resting place can be adjusted. After hiking for 2 to 3 hours, there is always a time for lunch at Tikhedhunga. After lunch, the hiking begins towards Ulleri passing stone stairs uphill. Finally, the day’s journey mounts to Ulleri and overnight stay is cherished.

    After breakfast, the journey begins passing through Rhododendron forests where sounds of different animals, birds, and waterfalls are encountered until the end of the journey to Ghorepani. During the journey of this trek, there is a privilege of lunch time. On the way, mountain Himchuli is visualized. The speciality of the journey is that wild animals such as “langur” monkeys and musk deer can be seen. This journey ends overnight stay at Ghorepani.

      This day is considered as one of the very special days of Annapurna Poon Hill Trek. The trek begins walking early in the morning reaching the Poon Hill and witnessing the fabulous and magnificent scenery of wide range of mountains. Experience of the trek begins glancing the morning rays of sun over the Himalayan mammoths like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna III (7555 m), Annapurna IV (7525 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,040 m), Annapurna south (7219 m), Himchuli (6441 m), Lamjung Himal (6,986 m), fishtail or Machhapuchhre (6,997 m). The best moments in the life is discovered by taking pictures of the range of majestic mountains overtime there and finally we trek down to Ghorepani. During the stay there, there is a privilege of enjoying breakfast. After that, the trek begins to Tadapani passing through rhododendron forests. On the way to journey, there is the privilege of getting lunch. Also, during the journey time, lovely views of Annapurna South (7219 m), Machhapuchhre (6993 m) and Himchuli are encountered, finally ending up overnight stay at Tadapani.

        After viewing magnificent sunrise and that of mountains such as Annapurna South, Himchuli, Macchapuchhere (Fishtail), Gandharba Chuli, Gangapurna etc, there is time always for the breakfast after which walking down the trail journey begins. And after hiking for almost 2.5 hr, the most gorgeous scenic place Ghandruk is reached where “Gurung culture” is cherished together with their lifestyles, their dressing styles traditionally, and their hospitality. Lunch is preferred at this site and at the same time the lovely views of Fishtail, Annapurna Mountain can be observed. After lunch, the journey starts to reach to Kimche. From Kimche the destination to Pokhara can be accomplished by catching up either bus or jeep which is about 2.5-hour drive finally ending up the night stay there.

          Cost Details

          Cost Includes
          • Airport pickup and hotel transfer in a private vehicle.
          • Standard tourist Bus Kathmandu to Pokhara
          • Comfortable Private transport: Car/Jeep/Bus/Van Pokhara to Nayapul.
          • Teahouse accommodation during the trek.
          • English speaking Government License holder Trekking Guide.
          • Trekking Permit, TIMS, and conservation Area Permit fee.
          • Trekking Porters (2 clients = 1 Porter).
          • Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner during the trek.
          • First Aid Kit and Trekking Duffel Bag for Porters.
          • Nepali guide/porter wage, food, accommodation, insurance, and equipment charge.
          • Sleeping bags and down jackets, to be returned after the trek.
          • Government taxes for paperwork.
          Cost Excludes
          • International air fare and Nepal visa fee.
          • Personal expenses:(Laundry,battery charge,phone calls,wifi,shower,extra porters etc.).
          • Beverage.
          • Temple/Monastery entrance fees.
          • Travel insurance and rescue flights.
          • Late arrival and late departure, fees for extra night.
          • Tips to guide and porter.
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