Poon Hill Trek 5 Days

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Total Duration:5 Days
  • Trip Grade:Moderate

Trip Highlights

  • Majestic views of snow-capped mountains like Machhapuchhre(6693m/22,943 ft), Annapurna I (8,091m/26,545 ft)), Annapurna South (7,219m/23,684 ft) and more
  • Uncover unique Nepalese traditions and cultures
  • Encounter a wide range of flora and fauna
  • Accommodation at traditionally-built tea houses
  • Amazing and short itinerary in Annapurna region
  • Beautiful streams, cascades and suspension bridges
  • The warm hospitality of Gurungs
  • Majestic sunrise viewpoint

Tour Overview

A short yet full of magnificent views and amazing experiences – Poon Hill Trek is a short trek in Annapurna Region. It is among the most top 5 best treks in Nepal.

In your 5 Days Poon Hill Trek with Nepal Hiking Adventure, you will trek through the magnificent Annapurna Region; then live in typical Nepali teahouses, know about Gurung and Magar communities of Nepal; also get the majestic sunrise view from Poon Hill.

In your 5 Days Poon Hill Trek, you will begin your journey from Kathmandu. You will then travel to Pokhara and continue your journey to Tikhedhunga through Nayapul. From Tikhedhunga, your trek in the beautiful Annapurna region starts.

Also, you will pass through many Gurung and Magar settlements on the way to Ghorepani Poon Hill. You will get a chance to delve into their culture and tradition, know more about their lifestyle, tastes, and preferences.

On your way to Ghorepani Poon Hill, you will ascend through beautiful rhododendron forests, pass by numerous streams; and get amazing views of mountains including Fishtail, Annapurna, and more.

After spending an amazing night in Ghorepani and experiencing the sunrise view from Poon Hill; then you will trek to another famous village of Annapurna Region – Ghandruk.

The clean and well-maintained village, the warm hospitality of locals; and the breathtaking view of Himalayas entice anyone who reaches Ghorepani. Spend a splendid evening and night in Ghandruk and wake up with a cheerful mood.

In this 5 Days Poon Hill Trek, you will have a trek experience full of life-lasting memories. The friendly locals, their warm hospitality combined with the natural beauty of Annapurna Region; which makes the trek a memorable one.

Detail Itinerary

  • Travel hour: 3-4 hours
  • Altitude:

We will begin our day 1 in Kathmandu. After your breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hotel and you will begin your travel. Via beautiful Prithvi Highway, we will head towards Pokhara.

After a scenic ride of around 5-6 hours, we will get to Pokhara. After our arrival, we will hire a Jeep to Ulleri(2070m/ 6,791ft). From Pokhara, Ulleri is 12 km away.  After 45 minutes ride, we will reach Nayapul(2070m/6,790m), a beautiful settlement area with few restaurants and hotels.

From Nayapul crossing several streams and hillocks, we will get to Tikhedhunga(1,495m/4, 905ft). Tikhedhunga is a small village on the way to Ghorepani with numbers of traditionally-built tea houses that provide accommodation.

From Tikhedhunga it will take us around 45 min on Jeep to reach Ulleri. Ulleri is the final stop for the day. From Ulleri the splendid mountains like Annapurna I, Annapurna South and Himchuli get closer and look gorgeous. In the evening, we will stroll around the local market in Ulleri and stay overnight in a well-maintained lodge.

  • Trek hours: 3-4 hours
  • Altitude: 2,850m/ 9,350ft

Early morning following our breakfast in Ulleri, we will start our trek. We will hike uphill to Ghorepani(2850m/9,350ft) which is 10 km away and takes us around 3-4 hours.

Today we will walk through the beautiful mustard field, rhododendron, and oak forest. We will also get a chance to explore various protected flora and fauna on the ways. The small beautiful cascades and streams will make our trail more interesting.

After hiking for around 1 hour, we will get to Banthanti(2200m/7,217ft). Banthanti is a small settlement on the way to Ghorepani inhabited by Gurungs. After steep uphills hike, we will reach Nangthanti(2500m/8,200ft). From Nangthanti, picturesque mountains view can be enjoyed. After hiking for nearly 2 hours from there, we will reach Ghorepani.

Ghorepani has a lot to offer. The picturesque settlements, splendid mountains, tea houses, and warm hospitality are its identity. After walking around the village and spending time with villagers, we will stay overnight in a tea house in Ghorepani.

  • Trek hours: 5-6 hours
  • Altitude: 2,630m/ 8,628ft

This is our day 3. We will walk to Poon Hill which will take around 45 minutes. We will hike up to top before dawn. From there, we will enjoy the beautiful sunrise. The orangish appearance mountains and sky due to sunrise look so alluring and is worth trekking for 5 days.

After spending around 45 min on top, we will descend to Ghorepani. Following our breakfast in Ghorepani, we will pack our bags and hike down to Tadapani(2,630m/8,628ft). Since we are descending, hiking will be a bit easier and we will cover the distance quite fast.

The route from Ghorepani to Tadapani is fascinating. We will spot small cascades, different species of birds and beautiful orange orchards on the route. We will also taste oranges from local orchards. After hiking for nearly 4 hours from Ghorepani we will reach Tadapani. In Tadapani we will stay overnight in a tea house.

  • Trek hours: 3-4 hours
  • Altitude: 2,010m/ 6,600ft

After our breakfast in Tadapani, We will hike towards Ghandruk(2,010m/6,600ft), a beautiful Gurung village located at the northwest of the Pokhara.

From Tadapani, we will hike downhills through a scenic route. On the way the views of Machhapuchhre and Annapurna I are fantastic. We will also see mustard fields and orange orchards on the route. The freshly plucked oranges are very tasty; we will try out some.

Ghandruk is 6 km away from Tadapani, which we will cover in 3 hours. The mountain views from Ghandruk is amazing.

After our arrival in Ghandruk, we will stroll around the village and spend time with locals. We will explore different indigenous technologies like Dhiki, Jato, and Theki that their own significance. We will also have a close encounter with the unique cultures and tradition of Gurungs of Ghandruk. After enjoying the evening with locals, we will spend our night in a tea house in Ghandruk.

  • Travel hours: 6-7 hours
  • Altitude: 827m/ 2,713ft

This the last day of our trek. Early morning the views from Ghandruk are splendid. Following our breakfast, we will visit the local markets and buy some stuff as a memento of our Poon hill trek.

After that, we will hire a jeep and drive back to Pokhara via scenic road. The beautiful hills and meadows on the side of roads will make our ride to Pokhara more interesting.

After riding on a bus for nearly 3 hours we will get to Pokhara. Since we left Ghandruk in the early morning, we will have plenty of day remaining to chill in Pokhara and our memorable 5 days trek to Poon hill will come to an end.

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Reviews

3 of us we had been Nepal for Trekking 5 years ago, I went on a 2 weeks trek around the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal... AMAZING! Bishnu was our fantastic guide and I look forward to organizing our next trek with him in the future. Thanks so much for an awesome trek!

Lou Camp,
Bristol, United Kingdom

" I would like to sincerely recommend Bishnu Lamsal and his agency to whoever is interested in trekking in Nepal and wants to experience both, trekking with an excellent guide and local culture. I met Bishnu 7 years ago when I did Annapurna Base Camp trek with a couple of friends. Bishnu’s professionalism, dedication and willingness to provide an exceptional experience of the mountains, local customs and help us get…

Vera Maras,
Sydney, Austrelia

I went trekking with Ram around the Annapurna Mountains, and really the only way to find out how good it was is going there and doing it. You can be sure it will be a safe trip. Ram takes care of his clients, I felt safe even in the most unfammiliar environment. My worries became taking pictures, if any problem possibility came up Ram had already taken care of before…

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São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
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