Poon Hill Trek - 8 Days

If you’ve only got a short time in Nepal but want to see the famous Himalayan range and experience Nepal mountain culture. The Poon Hill Trek is exactly what you’re looking for. Annapurna is truly called as all the best of the trekking in Nepal. This beautiful trek lies north of Pokhara.

The Poon Hill Trek is probably one of the easiest treks in Annapurna Sanctuary which explains its growing popularity. It’s a great trekking route to walk for inexperienced hikers. The 8 days family trek to Annapurna region from Kathmandu. The route is well-marked, there are many guesthouses and restaurants. The facilities on the trek are quite good every guesthouse.

The Poon Hill is one of the best points for a camera to catch the Panoramic Himalaya. Ghandruk, the antique and cultural village and tradition. Poon Hill trek starts from Nayapul after one and half hour drive from Pokhara. The trek passes beautiful villages of Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk. You will enjoy the trek in the spectacular mountain scenery through delightful villages.

The best time to do the Poon Hill trek is from March to May, and September to November. In these months, the weather is clearer and the temperature moderate, when only the morning and evenings are a bit chilly, leaving the days perfectly clear for splendid views of the mountains.

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  • Best family trip in Nepal
  • Magnificent panoramic mountain views from Poon Hill
  • One of the easiest trekking trail in Annapurna region.
  • Enjoy the lively evenings at Pokhara
  • Trek through the beautiful villages, rice fields, and rhododendron forest
  • Stay in the beautiful villages of Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ghandruk
  • Witness the majestic Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, and other peaks

Day 1
Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m). Overnight at a Hotel.

Day 2
Morning flight to Pokhara then drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1488m - 3 hours

Day 3
Trek Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft) ~6 hours walking

Day 4
Trek Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,532ft) for sunrise, then Poon Hill to Tadapani (2,700m/8,858ft) ~6 hours walking

Day 5
Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) ~ 5 hours walk

Day 6
Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara

Day 7
Pokhara Sightseeing and late afternoon fly to Kathmandu.

Day 8
Final Departure

Cost Includes:

  • Airport Pick up and drop off by Private vehicle.
  • 2 nights twin sharing hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan
  • 1 night twin sharing hotel in Pokhara on BB plan
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu both way flight ticket
  • Pokhara sightseeing by private vehicle
  • Food (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) and Accommodation on twin sharing basis during Trekking
  • Private transport to and from Nayapul
  • English speaking guide
  • Necessary Porter (One porter for two person)
  • Insurance for Adventure Connexion Staff
  • Adventure Connexion T-Shirt and Duffel bag
  • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permits
  • Last night farewell dinner in Kathmandu

Cost Excludes:

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu, some packages do include hotel expenses)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on chartered helicopter.
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Frequently asked Questions

What mountains can i see from Poon Hill?

From the view point of poon hill you can see the Annapurna South 7,219 Meter, Machapuchare 6,993 Meter, Hinchuli, Annapurna III, Dhampus peak, Dhulariri II, and many other tall peaks can be seen from here. This is located 270 km west from Kathmandu (The capital of Nepal).

Can I see Everest from Poon Hill?

No, Poon Hill is in central Nepal, in the Annapurna region, near the town of Pokhara. Parts of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek are nature trails, heading through rhododendron forests with rainforest-like foliage all around you.

How long is the Poon Hill Trek?

The Poon Hill trek is a 4 – 5 day hike in the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal. It takes a moderate level of fitness to complete, and the max elevation is 3,210 meters (so there’s no real risk of altitude sickness).

How far is Poon Hill from Pokhara?

With vibrant color changing skies you will be able to view the best 360-degree panoramic view from Dhaulagiri to Annapurna mountain peaks. Poon Hill is at 3,210 meters above sea level. The distance between Ghorepani to Poon Hill is just 1.5 km (1 mile). It takes around 45 minutes to an hour to reach the top.

What is the best time to trek Poon Hill?

The spring and autumn season are best time of the year to trek Poon Hill and also are called as regular trekking season in Nepal. The weather and climate are suitable and perfect during both seasons. The best time of the year to trek in Poon Hill or any place in Nepal is considered to be in the month of October.

What about internet access?

Yes. Internet can be accessed in most places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Nepal is not as fast as you are used to and at times you can just lose connection.

Is it necessary to hire Guides/trekking agency for Annapurna Base Camp trekking?

Not really. It depends on you. If you want, ABC trekking can be done independently. You could hire a guide and a porter by yourself instead of going through an agency or not hire a guide at all. Although, not having a guide can be a little problematic during off season.

It really depends on you. Is it your first time in Nepal? How confident are you of being able to find your way around? How pressed on time are you? If you go through an agency, it will be costlier but everything will be planned. You will only have to come, trek and return.

How much do guides and porters cost?

For Annapurna region, pay for guides range from $20 to $30 per day and porters take $15 to $25 per day.

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Trip Facts

  • 3,210m/10,532ft
  • 2-15 people
  • Fly In / Fly Out
  • Short Family Treks
  • January - December