5 Days Poon Hill Trek

Duration: 5 Days   |   Based on 1 Review

5 days Poon hill trek is a short and comfortable, family-friendly trek with no issues of high altitude sickness. 5 days Poon hill trek gives you a chance to move one step closer to nature. As we noted earlier, the short Poon hill trek is suitable for anyone and a perfect trekking holiday trip for those looking to enjoy their holidays in the mountainous area with their family including kids and elderly people. During this short and quick Poon hill trek, you will be staying at cozy and comfortable guest houses.

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The round Poon hill trek commences from the jolly city of Pokhara with a one-hour scenic drive to Nayapul from where the trek officially begins. Walking through pleasant trails, viewing the picturesque terrace farming villages and lush rhododendron forests, Poon hill trek is definitely a unique lifetime experience and it is truly one of the best treks in the Annapurna. The highlight of the 5 days Poon hill trek is definitely the stunning vistas of wonderful peaks and the grand sunrise from Poon Hill.

Being called one of the most serene and scenic treks with one of the best viewpoints, 5 days Poon hill trek definitely has a lot of expectations to be fulfilled. It does live up to its name by offering magnificent views of the Annapurna range including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Nilgiri and other numerous beautiful peaks from Poon Hill. You can contact us any time of the year for Poon hill trek as it is an all-round year trek. However, the best time is from March to May and September to December. During the months of March and April, the national flower of Nepal, Rhododendron blooms in all of its glory. So if you would also like to view the flora and fauna, March-April is the best time. 

Annapurna South seen from Ghandruk Village Poon Hill trek 5 Days

How to book or enquiry about this trip?

For INSTANT BOOKING or QUICK ENQUIRY, please call us now +977 9851036844 (Ram Kumar) 24 hours available on WhatsApp or send us an Email for the best quote and trek information. 

Highlights

  • Walk through the pleasant trails enjoying the charming villages, lush rhododendron forests, beautiful waterfalls crossing several bamboo bridges
  • Enjoy the grand sunrise and stunning vistas of breathtaking mountains from Poon Hill 
  • Explore the unique cultures, traditions, and lifestyles of Gurung and Pun people.

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri (2100m), drive 2 hrs, walking 5 hrs.
  • Day 02Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2800m), walking 5 hours.
  • Day 03Hike Poonhill, trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk (2,200m) via Tadapani, walking 7 hours.
  • Day 04Trek from Ghandruk (2200m) to Pothana (2200m), walking 6 hours.
  • Day 05Trek from Pothana to Dhampus (1900m) and drive back to Pokhara, walking 6 hours and one and half hour drive. End service.
Detail Itinerary

Inclusion

  • All the Transfer for trekking starting, ending point.
  • All necessary trekking permits and Tims cards.
  • An English speaking guide with necessary helpers (porters) to carry your big bag pack.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with tea coffees during trekking.
  • Best available guest house with attached bathrooms during trekking.

 

  • Any extra activities including hotel, Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Bottle drinks like beer, coca cola, funta, whiskey, hot chocolate.
  • Tips for guide and porters.
  • Your insurance.

 

PRICES & DATES

Trip DatesAvailabilityPrice  
08 Apr, 2020 - 12 Apr, 2020Guaranteed$375 USD
12 Apr, 2020 - 16 Apr, 2020Guaranteed$375 USD
16 Apr, 2020 - 20 Apr, 2020Guaranteed$375 USD
20 Apr, 2020 - 24 Apr, 2020Guaranteed$375 USD
24 Apr, 2020 - 28 Apr, 2020Guaranteed$375 USD
28 Apr, 2020 - 02 May, 2020Guaranteed$375 USD
30 Apr, 2020 - 04 May, 2020Guaranteed$375 USD
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Useful Information

Poon Hill (3210 meters), also known as Pun Hill is about 40km to the northwest from the lake city of Pokhara (810 meters) is probably one of the best viewpoints in the world.  And, undoubtedly Poon Hill offers stunningly beautiful and photogenic Himalayan panoramas including Mount Dhaulagiri, Mount Nilgiri, Mount Machhapuchhare (also known as Fishtail Mountain), Mount Annapurna II, Mount Annapurna South, and Lamjung Himalayan ranges. 

Thousands of mountain lovers from around the world and millions of domestic trekkers have reached Poon Hill Viewpoint for the charismatic Sunset/Sunrise and breathtaking Himalayan views.

An interesting story about the Poon Hill Viewpoint 

A former major from the Indian Army, Mr. Tek Bahadur Pun is the founder of the Poon Hill viewpoint. It used to be called Lung Tung Danda (Now Poon Hill) until some 45 years ago. After Pun’s retirement from the Indian Gorkha army, he came back to his village. One day, he hiked from his village to a beautiful ridge called Lung Tung Danda and spent many hours at this ridge, where fantastic views of the scenery around Annapurna South and Dhaulagiri range, could be seen. Realizing that tourism could become a great platform for change for his people, he soon initiated the lodges and hotels at Ghorepani, helped pave a rough path leading to the top of Poon Hill, and started guiding trekkers to its summit at sunrise and sunset. These early travelers spread their experiences and years later have led to the Poon Hill route becoming a renowned global trekking route and one of the best viewpoints in the world.

Accommodation during the 5 Days Poon Hill Trek

Since, the 5 days Poon Hill trek starts and ends in Pokhara, this package does not include accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara but we are always happy to arrange accommodations 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 5 days Poon Hill Trek, we will provide the best available lodge on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in each village. On the first day of our hike, we will stay in a beautiful village called Ulleri.  This village has a wide range of lodges and guesthouses with great facilities including cozy rooms with attached bathrooms, Internet Wi-Fi, comfortable beds with neat and clean bedsheets and warm blankets.  The lodge’s restaurant serves authentic and delicious meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner). On the day second, we will hike from Ulleri to Ghorepani village. In Ghorepani village, there are many nice and luxury lodges and guesthouses are available. We will provide 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 continue to  Ghandruk village via Tadapani village, Ghandruk provides pretty nice lodges/guesthouses, we will provide a cozy room, attached bathroom and enough blankets for your comfortable sleep. On the day fourth, we hike from Ghandruk to Pothana, accommodation in Pothana will be quite basic, we will provide one of the best lodges in this village with full board. On the day fifth, we will hike from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi and conclude the hike with an hour’ drive to Pokhara. End Services. 

Meals and Drinking Water 

During the 5 days Poon Hill Trek, the package includes meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and lodge accommodations. Meals during the hike will be mostly the 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. 

Regarding the drinking water, during the 5 days Poon Hill Trek, drinking water 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 yourself. We 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.

Difficulty and Physical Fitness

5 days Poon Hill Trek is a short and easy hike in the Annapurna region. We have organized 5 days of Poon Hill Trek for the people of varied age differences. Even though it is a short and easy trek, you are required to be in good shape and with professional guidance by our crew, anyone with a reasonably fit health will be able to enjoy 5 days Poon Hill Trek. Previous trekking or hiking experience is not required for this trek.

Best Season for the 5 days Poon Hill Trek

The best seasons for the 5 days Poon Hill Trek 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.

How much luggage can I take during the 5 days Poon Hill Trek?

Since the trek is short and easy, it is not necessary to bring a lot of things for this trek and since the lodges during the trek provide cozy rooms with warm enough blankets, it is not necessary to bring a sleeping bag too. The weight limit for your hiking pack is 10 kg per trekker, if you are two trekkers there will be one porter from our company and our porter will carry both of your luggage that should be 20kg max. You can carry your daypack on your own, that should be around 5 kg. On your daypack please only carry what are essentials for the hike such as camera, water bottles, and other valuable belongings. You can leave your unnecessary stuff either at your hotel in Pokhara or at the Alpine Eco Trek store in Pokhara for free and it will be completely safe.

Gears for the 5 days Poon Hill Trek

5 days Poon Hill Trek is a short and easy trek in the Annapurna region, also the nearest destination from the lake city of Pokhara so that you do not need to bring any special gear from home for this trek. You can buy or rent most of the hiking gears in Pokhara at a reasonable price. We at Alpine Eco Trek recommend you to arrange a pair of walking shoes (sports will be fine), trousers, socks, one warm jacket, t-shirts and a long-sleeved shirt, Sunscreen, small backpack, torch (flashlight), Camera, memory card and battery charger( spare batteries) and one quick-drying towel.

Extra Personal Expenses on Trek

For the meals, drinks and shopping in Pokhara and snacks, hot and cold drinks and tipping your guide and porter during the 5 days Poon Hill Trek it would be wise to bring some extra money (in local currency) which you can exchange in Pokhara.

Do I need Insurance for the 5 days Poon Hill Trek?

Since the 5 days Poon Hill 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, a relaxed trip is not possible without good travel insurance. In the event of any sickness or injury, the cost of emergency treatment and evacuation is shocking. Therefore, travel insurance is recommended for everyone who signs up any trips with us. Please kindly provide us your copy of the insurance policy (e.g. your insurance certificate) or carry it with you while you come on the trip.

Guides and Porters

5 days Poon Hill trek will be led by our friendly, honest, knowledgeable and experienced trek leaders. The trekking leaders, guides for 5 days Poon Hill trek are carefully selected on the basis of their experience, knowledge about the region and leadership skills. Our trekking guides and crew have taken the following training: 

  • First Aid Training 
  • Trekking Guide Training 
  • English Language 
  • Climbing  and Mountaineering 
  • Conservation and Biodiversity

Nepal Visa Information 

USD 30 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 15 days.
USD 50 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days.
USD 125 or equivalent foreign currency for Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 100 days.
Regardless of the provision stated in 1(a) and 1(b), travelers with a passport from South Asian
Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) nations is not required to pay the visa fee for 30 days. However, Indian citizens do not require a visa to enter into Nepal. More information for Nepal Visa.

Why go with Alpine Eco Trek?

Alpine Eco Trek offers the 5 days Poon Hill Trek in a unique way. We take our guests like family members, and for us, this is not only a business but, also a way to connect and know people from different parts of the world. Our exclusively designed 5 days Poon Hill Trek itinerary gives you all of the 5 days Poon Hill Trek experience. We guarantee you that, with our local team, you will complete this trek without having any issues, and get back to your home with a sweet memory.

Price for the 5 days Poon Hill Trek?

The price for this trip vary depending on group size, for the up-to-date and competitive pricing for the 5 days Poon Hill Trek, please contact us, we have an attractive discount for a small group of family traveling with senior citizens and kids.

Need Customize This Trip?

If the above itinerary could not meet your needs and requirements, we can design a tailor-made itinerary to suit your needs. It is also possible to combine with some other activities such as white water rafting and wildlife safari or Bhutan tours and Tibet tours.

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