2 Nights 3 Days Poon Hill Trek from Pokhara

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This fantastic short and sweet 3 Days Poon Hill trek offers best of Annapurna trekking experience including nature, villages and mountain vista in low budget cost of USD 285 in group join basis. The main feature of 2 nights/3 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is Poon Hill excursion for stunning view of nearby mountains:  Mount Dhaulagiri, Tukche Peak, Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna south, Fishtail, Manaslu and the one of the biggest Rhododendron forest, thickly covered in moss. The Rhododendron blooming season is in spring around March to mid May.

When to trek?

Best time to go for Poon Hill Trek is September to November, this time bussiest with many tourist and second best time is Mar to May. This trek is also suitable in winter that is December to February. In monsoon (July – August) the route is wet and less visibility in terms of view. Trek to Poon hill can be completed lightly equipped because the trails are well made and the lodges all offer clean sheet and blankets.  So even a sleeping bag is not really necessary.

Some warm clothes are necessary such as fleece jacket since Ghorepani and Poon hill can be chilly and you may be encounter some rain depending on the season and weather up in the mountains. 

Itinerary

Day 01: Pokhara to Bhaisi Kharka
From Pokhara we ride a car or jeep according to group size to Kimche, our starting point for the trek. You can also take a vehicle to Nayapul and walk from there which will add a few hours to your trek. We have option to carry on driving from Nayapul, From Kimche we hike for about 4 hours reaching our first teahouse at Bhaisi Kharka.  One hour into the trek we take a short stop in Ghandruk for lunch. The first part of the hike is steep and jungle-like with lush, green vegetation and tall trees.  It ffeels like we are on a stair master for 4 hours. We recommend bringing some protein bars in your pack as a little hunger emergency kit. There is one room for all guests where we can warm up by the fireplace, eat our meals at picnic tables, and plan for the following day. The staple food in Nepal, and the quintessential meal on the trail, is Dal Bhat which is white rice with curried potatoes & cauliflower, a lentil soup, and vegetable tarkari. It’s very tasty and proved to be great fuel for powering up the trails, lending credence to the famous Nepali saying: Dal Bhat power, 24-hour”. Overnight in lodge at Bhaisi Kharka.

Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m)
The second day our journey heads toward Deurali at Ghorepani. At this point we are gaining altitude and the views got much better. We trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani which is at an elevation of 2,850 meters. The path is very well built and so expansive, It may make you wonder who made it and how long it took. It is such a saving grace for the various mountain villages to have an efficient way to interconnect. You many encounter many donkeys and their owners transporting wood, gas, or water. It is incredible to you how anything could have been built in such an unforgiving and difficult landscape. The realization that makes the most permanent impression on us was how different people around the world can live. You will experience the lifestyle that is totally different from yours. You arrive at the 2nd teahouse very close to the foot of Poon Hill in Ghorepani which gives you an easy access for the early morning hike the next morning.

Day 03: Back to Pokhara
Before dawn we get out of our cozy sleeping bags piled high with blankets, dressed up and equipped with water bottle, walking pole, camera and walk up about 45 minutes ascend to the top of Poon Hill (3210m) for sunrise view. This is the view that the entire Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is based upon, and it’s worth every step to get there. We hike back down and take breakfast at the lodge. After a hearty breakfast we walk back to Pokhara which means a day of steep steps down. We set off to Hile via villages of Banthanti – Ulleri and Tikhedunga. There our jeep will be waiting for us to head back to the civilization in Pokhara.

 

Cost Includes:

  • One registered and experienced local trekking guide.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Local jeep / bus transfer to Naya - Siwai and same to Pokhara after the trek.
  • Neat and clean trekking lodge accommodation during the trek on twin / double sharing basis.
  • Guide fee and all his / her expenses during the trek.
  • All necessary Poon Hill Trekking Permits.
  • Insurance and trekking gear for your guide.
  • All government taxes, vat and office service charge.
  • Emergency rescue arrangement co-ordination.

Cost Excludes:

  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All surface transportation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Guided sightseeing and monuments admission fees Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Bar drinks, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Personal insurance, laundry service and trekking gear.
  • Porter, horse or pony ride if needed. (porter hire will cost USD 20/day)
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide.

Dates & Prices

We are local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu so we guaranty small private group departures any dates that suits your date and time. Please kindly contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary and the price. Thank you and Namaste!

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  • Poon Hill Trek - 3 Days
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    Poon Hill Trek - 3 Days

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    We have done 3 Days Poon hill trek, and found it so beautiful and tough walk through the winding up hill trail, patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face? Around every corner is a tempting sight of the snowy peaks, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. This trek in the Annapurna foothills to the astounding viewpoint on Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal.  Our narrowed Poon Hill Trek was arranged by Wilderness Excursion. Pradip Tamang runs his company and fast in replying our questions, gave us very reasonable price and saved our time. We advised anyone doing this rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape can use Wilderness Excursion for this short condensed trek to Annapurna. Enjoy! 

Trip Map

Trip cost: US$ 286
  • Trip Duration 3 Days
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Difficulty Moderate
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • AccomodationLodge to lodge
  • Transportation: Bus, Car and Jeep
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Max Person: 12 People
  • Min Person: 2 People
  • Max. Altitude : 3200m
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