3 Days Poon Hill Trek

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About 3 Days Poon Hill Trek

For travelers who have a short holiday or weekend plan to visit the Himalayas 3 days, Poon Hill trek is the best option. It is a short and family-friendly trek in Nepal. The trek is relatively easy and yet, filled with adventurous thrill. It is suitable for those who are reasonably fit. We begin 3 days Poon hill trek after a two-hour drive through knobby roads to Nayapul from Pokhara. We begin walking to Ulleri via Tikhedhunga village. The very next day from Ulleri, we continue trekking through the rhododendron forests to Ghorepani village, which is the highlight of our trip as we get there by walking through pretty tough uphill and downhill trails, via streams, jungles, and farming lands. Ghorepani is a beautiful and prepossessing village with nice and homely lodges, friendly people, and the view of the great range of Annapurna looming about throughout the year.

3 days of hiking to Poon Hill will make you witness a beautiful and spectacular sunrise view from Poon Hill (3,250 m) as well as the brilliant views of the Himalayas including the Annapurna range, and Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Mount Fishtail, and many more white snow-capped mountains. Discover amazing views with every hike especially with an early morning hike to Poon Hill in order to witness the grand views of the spectacular Himalayan range. Along with the sunrise which will surely be the highlight of the trip. Poon Hill is truly one of the best viewpoints in the Annapurna region and also one of the best viewpoints in the world.

Please do not forget to bring a Torch Light for the Poon Hill hike. On the second day, the hike will be early in the morning around 4:30 AM from Ghorepani village to Poon Hill viewpoint to see the grand sunrise and the breathtaking Himalayas. Bookings are open for the years 2022, 2023, and 2024, contact us for special cost, itinerary, and departure dates.

Poon Hill Trek Distance

Trek to Poon Hill: being a tea house-based trekking, every next village provides decent guesthouses and mountain lodges. The total distance of the Trek is about 45KM (about 28 miles, Nayapul Poon Hill Nayapul) round trips.  A 2-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul on a private car or van (depending on group size) with our guide and porters, hike from Nayapul to Birethanti check post, continue to Tikhedunga and to Ulleri Village, first night at a guest house in Ulleri village. The next day to Ghorepani village, the second night in this village at a good guesthouse. Day third, early morning hike to Poon Hill, after sunrise back to the guesthouse, and trek back to Pokhara.

We are organizing 3 days hiking trip to Poon Hill as both group and private trek departures from Pokhara. Contact us for letting us know how many of you are there in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to your group size. A special offer is available for the group of travelers above 5 people with easy, cheap, and secure online payment platforms.

Best seasons (months) for Poon Hill Hiking

The best seasons for the Poon Hill trek 3 days are autumn (from September to November) and spring (from mid-March to mid-May). During these seasons, the weather will be warm and clear with spectacular views. If you want to avoid the rush time and crowds then winter (December to February) will be an ideal time to go on this trek. Monsoon season (June to Aug) makes everything unclear and slippery.

Accommodations during 3 days hiking trip to Poon Hill 

3 days Poon Hill hiking tour starts and finishes in Pokhara, the package does not include accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara but we at Alpine Eco Trek are always happy to arrange accommodations in these cities for you as per your budget and choice. Let us know if you want us to arrange accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Accommodations during the 3 days Poon Hill trek, we arrange the best available lodges/guesthouses on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in each village. On the first day of our hike, we stay in a beautiful village called Ulleri. This village has a wide range of lodges and guesthouses featuring the fantastic facilities of rooms with comfortable beds, neat and clean bedsheets, and warm blankets with attached bathrooms and Internet Wi-Fi. The lodge’s restaurant serves authentic and organic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) from their menu. On the day second, we will hike from Ulleri to Ghorepani village. In Ghorepani village, there are many nice luxury lodges and guesthouses available. We arrange one of the best lodges on the full board in this village. On the day third, we will hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and then trek down to Nayapul where we conclude the hike with two hours drive to Pokhara.

Food and Drink on 3 days Poon Hill Trekking

Food and drinking water during the 3 days Poon Hill trek, our hiking package includes meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and lodge accommodations. Meals during the hike will be mostly authentic Nepalese dishes like rice, curry, lentil, vegetables, spicy free pickles, curd, plain chapatti and etc. Other cuisines like continental, Tibetan, and Indian are also available. These meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. Besides that, you can buy bars, bread, cookies, and hot chocolates, extra on the trail on your own.

Drinking water during the trek can be easily found everywhere, every next hour you can buy pure and safe drinking water from the local teashops and guesthouses. Also, you can get hot water from the lodge and fill in your bottle every time it gets empty. So, do carry a reusable water bottle with you. We at alpine eco trek would request you not to buy mineral water bottles (plastic) on the way as it will help in preserving the nature of this beautiful region. Moreover, you can also carry water purifier tablets or SteriPen with you to purify the water.

Options to get Pokhara from Kathmandu

Normally, there are three options to get Pokhara from Kathmandu:

A Tourist Bus Travel:

A tourist bus from Soorkhute (a 2-minute walk from Thamel) at 7:00 am every day from Kathmandu to Pokhara would be the first option. It is a 200 km drive from Kathmandu and takes 6 hours to reach Pokhara. The cost of a tourist bus ranges from USD 8 to USD 25. Normal tourist buses with Wi-Fi and insurance coverage facilities with comfortable 2x2 folding seats, for a capacity of 30 people will cost you USD 8 per person and super deluxe buses with air conditioning and very comfortable seats with wifi, buffet lunch, and insurance coverage will cost you around USD 25 per person. You can choose any of the above buses as per your budget and comfort requirements.

A Private Vehicle:

Another option to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu would be by private vehicles, which cost you USD 100 for a Car (maximum 4 people capacity), USD 150 for a Jeep (max 7 people capacity), and USD 200 for a van/Toyota Hiace (max 13 person capacity) with luggage storage. You can choose the vehicle type based on the size of your group. If you take a private vehicle, it will be a more flexible and enjoyable journey.

By flight:

The third option to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu would be by flight, there are several daily flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara. One of the best, fast, and most convenient ways to get to Pokhara is by taking a flight to reach there. It takes 25 minutes from Kathmandu and a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara costs USD 120 per person. Please send us an inquiry and let us know which option you would prefer to get to Pokhara, we will be happy to arrange the modes of transportation to get to Pokhara as per your choice. 

Read reviews before finalizing your trip to Poon Hill

Please be sure to read some candid reviews for Poon Hill 3 days trek on TripAdvisor before you make up your mind about booking this trip with us. The Certificate of Excellence has been awarded to our company for the years 2016 to 2021 consecutively and with the hard-working management team, guides, and staff members, the services offered by the company, and the rendered aid and help towards clients, Alpine Eco Trek have been recognized as the best trekking company in Nepal operating at the local level. Learn more about us

Highlights

  • Walking on pleasant trails through the terrace farming villages and lush rhododendron forests to the fascinating Poon Hill
  • Enjoy staying in well-facilitated guest houses
  • Explore the breathtaking views of splendid 8000 m mountains without going too high in a limited time
  • Watch the grand sunrise and the world's highest mountain peaks including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Mt. Fishtail (6998 m), Mt. Nilgiri, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli from Poon Hill viewpoint.  

 

Outline Itinerary

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Day 01:Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri. Overnight at Guesthouse.

Our guide and porters will greet you at your hotel or at the Pokhara airport and drive straight to 3 days Poon Hill trekking starting point called Nayapul, 2 hours drive, from here trekking about 4 to 5 hours to Ulleri village. Overnight at guesthouse with breakfast, lunch, dinner with tea/coffee. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Ulleri Village
  • Maximum Altitude:1,920m

After breakfast, start another pleasant day, hiking from Ulleri Village to Ghorepani 2850 m, this is the most beautiful hike of your trip. We will walk through the villages, cool and pleasant jungles crossing the quiet and beautiful streams. Our hike is also about 5 hours. Lunch will be provided somewhere at a beautiful village on the way to Ghorepani. Overnight at Guesthouse in Ghorepani village with Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and 3 cups of Tea, Coffee. 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Ghorepani Village
  • Maximum Altitude:2,850m

Hike to Poon Hill, today is the biggest day of your trip. Weak up so early in the morning by 4:30 AM and hike to Poon Hill 3210m, about an hour hike. The grand sunrise and the stunning Himalayan range including Annapurna Himalayas and Dhaulagiri Mountain would be a marvelous memory with a lot of great pictures. After sunrise and enjoying views, come back to Guest House, have a hot breakfast and start the hike back to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. 6 to 7 hours walking, 2 hours drive. Reach Pokhara by 5 PM. End service 

  • Accommodation:Guest House
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Place:Poon Hill and Nayapul
  • Maximum Altitude:3,250m

Inclusion

  • Private Van transfer from your hotel in Pokhara to Nayapul and back to Pokhara.
  • Annapurna conservation fees.
  • Tims Card (Trekking Information Management System card) Permit.
  • An English speaking guide with his food, salary, guest house and transportation.
  • Your food ( breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 cups of tea/coffee per day) and mountain lodges accommodation ( twin sharing basis) during the trek.
  • Necessary porters (One porter for two clients basis to carry your bag packs our porter can carry up to 25 kg) with porters salary, food, guest house and transportation.
  • Accommodation (guest house) during the trekking period.
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu host by Ram Kumar.
  • Our service charges with VAT and Local / Government Taxes.
  • Sightseeing or any extra activities except the above program.
  • Personal nature expenses.
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks.
  • Rescue & Evacuation.
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff.

 

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
05 Oct, 2022 - 07 Oct, 2022Guaranteed$270 USD
08 Oct, 2022 - 10 Oct, 2022Guaranteed$270 USD
12 Oct, 2022 - 14 Oct, 2022Guaranteed$270 USD
15 Oct, 2022 - 17 Oct, 2022Guaranteed$270 USD
18 Oct, 2022 - 20 Oct, 2022Guaranteed$270 USD
22 Oct, 2022 - 24 Oct, 2022Guaranteed$270 USD
25 Oct, 2022 - 27 Oct, 2022Guaranteed$270 USD
28 Oct, 2022 - 30 Oct, 2022Guaranteed$270 USD
30 Oct, 2022 - 01 Nov, 2022Guaranteed$270 USD
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Useful Information

Packing List

You are suggested to bring your warm clothes and trekking shoes from your hometown, however, in Pokhara, there are some gear shops that provide gear on sale and rent. And, since the trek is a short and easy hike, no need to bring special gear. Recommended to bring with you are:

  • A pair of normal walking shoes (sports shoes also fine),
  • One warm jacket, a couple of T-shirts,
  • A pair of trousers, two pairs of socks,
  • A long-sleeved shirt, sunscreen, bag-pack about 30litures,
  • Torchlight, Camera, quick-drying towel,
  • Sun and warm hat, gloves, thermal underwear, sunglass, etc.

Trek Duffel Bag

Our staff will be there to greet you at the Pokhara airport or at your hotel in Pokhara and at the same time, you will be provided with alpine eco trek - duffel bag to put your trekking stuff which will be carried by our porters. 1 porter for 2 clients and a porter can carry up to 20 kilograms.

Small Tip for 3 Days Poon Hill Hiking 

Poon Hill 3 days hiking tour is one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal, the trek begins with a pleasant walk through ever-charming villages crossing several suspension bridges and waterfalls enjoying the mesmerizing view of snowy peaks interacting with lovely and welcoming locals. The trek is quite an easy and comfortable walk so that no need for any previous trekking and hiking experience. However, you need to be reasonably fit for this trek, alpine eco trek suggests you spend at least 4 to 5 days a week doing some physical training (like treadmill, jogging, cycling and etc) for about 30 to 50 days prior to the trek departure date. 

FAQs

How can I book 3 days Poon Hill trek?

You can fill out an online booking form on our website or send an email or text a message on WhatsApp to confirm your trip. Once you confirm the trip, we require a photocopy of your passport and a 20 percent down payment of the total price for advance flight tickets or hotel booking and permit processing.

Can I do 3 days Poon Hill trek?

Poon Hill is a short and easy hike in the Annapurna region. We have organized a 3-day Poon Hill Trek for people of different ages. Even though it is a short and easy trek, you need to be in good shape, and with the professional guidance of our crew, anyone with reasonably fit health will be able to enjoy the 3 days Poon Hill trek. No previous trekking or hiking experience is not required for this trek.

Can I see Mount Everest from Poon Hill?

Unfortunately no. You cannot see Mount Everest from Poon Hill Viewpoint. Mount Everest is located in the eastern Himalayan range and Poon Hill is located in the western Himalayan range of Nepal. But Poon Hill Viewpoint offers attractive other great mountain peaks like Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Annapurna Range, Mount Nilgiri and the most beautiful Fishtail Mountain.

How much luggage can I take during the 3 days Poon Hill Hike?

Since the hike is short and easy, there is no need to bring a lot of clothes for this hike and since the lodge offers comfortable rooms with sufficiently warm blankets, it is not necessary to bring a sleeping bag either. The weight limit of your hiking pack is 10 kg per trekker, if you are two trekkers then there will be one porter from our company and our porter will carry both your luggage which should be a maximum of 20 kg. You can bring your own daypack, which should be around 5 kg. Please keep only what is needed for the hike on your daypacks such as cameras, water bottles, and other valuables. You can drop your unnecessary baggage either at your hotel in Pokhara or at the Alpine Eco Trek store in Pokhara for free and it will be completely safe.

Do I need Insurance for the Poon Hill Trek 3 days?

As the trek is a short and sweet hike, it is not mandatory to have travel insurance for this trek but traveling is an investment and we believe that insurance makes your investment secure. And, It is also a condition of joining any of our treks that be protected against comprehensive expenses potential to incur due to medical issues, loss of your things, or accidents (to include helicopter rescue, air ambulance, and treatment costs). Please be noted that we do not arrange or sell insurance.

Also, traveling comfortably is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any illness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Hence, travel insurance is recommended for everyone who signs up for any trip with us. Please provide us with your copy of the insurance policy (for example your certificate of insurance) or take it with you when you travel.

Are your guides and porters trained?

The 3-day Poon Hill Trek will be led by our friendly, honest, knowledgeable, and experienced trek leaders. Trekking Leaders, the guides of Poon Hill Trek for 3 days are carefully selected based on their experience, knowledge about the area, and leadership skills. Our trekking guide and crew have undergone the following training:

01) First Aid Training
02) Trekking Guide Training
03) English Language
04) Climbing and Mountaineering
05) Conservation and Biodiversity

Do I tip guides and porters?

If you are happy with the services provided by our guides and porters, a tip that is not mandatory is appreciated. And, of course, you are free to tip more or less depending on your perception of the quality and length of your tour. Remember, the tip is not mandatory and should only be given if you enjoy excellent service.

Can I join with group?

Yes, you can join a group, we guarantee a series of fixed group departure dates for 03 days Poon Hill Trek. We can arrange a small group trekking trip to suit your needs. Please contact us for group departure dates

Do I need to join with group?

It is not necessary that you need to follow our scheduled group departure dates, as there is a private tour departing every day upon your request that is best suited for couples, families, and small groups of friends. We are happy to organize your holiday according to your chosen start date.

Do you also offer Tailor-made Departures?

Yes, we do offer special departures if our holiday packages are not perfect or group departure dates are not convenient for your travel plan.

Are we dropped back at our hotel after the Hike?

Definitely, we will drop you back at your hotel in Pokhara at the end of the 4 days Poon Hill trek. Please feel free to let us know the name of your hotel in Pokhara.

How much does it cost for a Tourist Visa to Nepal?

Regardless of the provision stated in 1(a) and 1(b), tourists with a passport from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations are not required to pay the visa fee for 30 days. However, Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal. You will get an instant visa for Nepal upon your arrival at the Kathmandu International airport (TIA).

01) USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days.
02) USD 50 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days.
03) USD 125 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 100 days.
04) Regardless of the provision stated in 1(a) and 1(b), tourists with a passport from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations are not required to pay the visa fee for 30 days. However, Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal.

You will get an instant visa for Nepal upon your arrival at the Kathmandu International airport (TIA). 

Can I customize this trip?

If the above itinerary cannot meet your needs and requirements, we can tailor a customized itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities like white water rafting and wildlife safari or Bhutan tours and Mount Kailash tours.

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