• Mar 6, 2021
  • Dil Gurung

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Poon Hill 3 days trek is an amazing journey in the Annapurna region of Nepal which is designed for the trekkers who like to trek in the Himalayas without any challenges. His trek doesn’t require any physical and mental fitness, it’s the easiest trekking route in the Annapurna region that offers outstanding views of the great Himalayas and Alpinist forests. However, this trekking route is well established with proper tea houses and foods are being served, the friendly local people and their warm hospitality make it even more worthy of this trek.

The Shortest Ghorepani Poon hill trek includes poon hill which is located at an altitude of 3210 m high above sea level and this would be 5e our highest point of the trek. Poon hill is one of Nepal’s most popular viewpoints to see the sunrise over the Himalayas, the views from Poon hill are dramatically spectacular, enjoy the 360 degrees views of the Annapurna region including Mount. Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Machhapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Himchuli, Nilgiri, Gangapurna and many more.

The easy and short hike to Poon hill is fairly cheaper than what we have other treks in Nepal, this trek is distanced to be in whole only 17 km far. And each day of the hike would be approximately 4/5 hours. 

3 days poon hill trek kick off from Nayapul after one and half of drive from Pokhara, Nayapul is starting and ending point of the trek. From Nayapul, we follow the beautiful valley rice and Terrence field, passing through some ravishing Rhododendron forests and several historical Magar and Gurung villages to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is one the largest Magar settlements which lie at the edge of hills at 2700 meters height from sea level, this is the last and highest point of our journey to sleep at such high elevation before we head up to the poon hill.

Next day morning, Roughly, we set off our early morning hike to poon hill, this is the day to witness the most beautiful mountains and stunning sunrise from the closest distance, from Poon hill we have panoramic views of the giants Annapurna massive, it’s really worth and pay off your attention of the trek with this mind-blowing views of the mountain and it’s scenery. 

Poon hill trek cost 

The 3 days Poon Hill trek cost starts from $230 per person and to $500 because we have several programs of poon hill trek and it starts from 3 days to 10 days trip of poon hill. However, the price of the treks various in accordance with the number of days that you like to do, see our following programs that rely upon Poon hill.
3 days poon hill trek
5 days poon hill trek
Ghorepani poon hill trek - 7 days 

The prices can certainly go down a bit if you are traveling with your other fellow, it split out in sharing guide, accommodations, transportation, etc.

Poon hill trek is a beautiful combination of the amazing mountain views of Annapurna Himalayan ranges, majestic sceneries, Alpine Forrest,  and the unique culture and tradition of Gurung and Magar people.

The highlights of the Poon Hill trek

•    Scenic short drive to and from Nayapul
•    Outstanding view of the mountains
•    Sunrise view from poon hill
•    Hiking through the beautiful villages of Gurung and Magar
•    Visit Pokhara city 

Detailed Itinerary of poon hill trek  -3 days 

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedung/Ulleri - 4/5 hrs walk approx

Altitude:1800m, (Tikhedunga)

Driving duration: 1.30 hrs

Trekking duration: 3 to 4 hrs

Accommodation: Trekking lodge

Today, After breakfast, we kick the day off with a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara by taxi/jeep/ bus, where we'll take the first steps of our trek! from Nayapul we will be following the faithful path which takes us to the beautiful Gurung and Magar villages of Hille, Tikhedunga, and Ulleri. after checking our TIMS card and trekking permit at Birethati ( The entry point of Annapurna conservations areas) this is the very first part of our trek. today's short hike is pleasantly surprising walking through the north bank of the Bhurungdi River to Tikhedunga, From Tikhedunga, we will start climbing for about 45 minutes to get to our camp Ulleri, in the evening enjoy the view with the good meals. 

Overnight stay at the trekking lodge with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

Day 02: Trek from Tikhedung to Ghorepani 

Altitude: 2600 m (Ghorepani)

Trekking duration: 3 to 4 hrs

Accommodation: Trekking lodge

We are on the set to move towards Ghorepani after breakfast, the pleasant walk of ascending is logically scenic and offers great views of the Machhapuchare and Annapurna south at the same time you will be seeing the gorgeous flowers of rhododendron in flowering season through the lush forest of Magnolia and rhododendron, after a few hours of ascending we will reach Bhanthati where we will be taking a short break for the lunch then the final push to Ghorepani for another 2 hours.

Overnight stay at the trekking lodge with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

Day 03: Hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210 m- 45 walk) - Hille (5 hrs walk) than Pokhara by taxi/ jeep/ bus 2:30 hrs /19 km

Altitude :3210m, (poon hill)- 800m , Pokhara 

Driving duration: 2 hrs approx

Trekking duration: to 5-6 hrs approx

Accommodation: Hotel

This day is one of the most exciting days of our whole trip. we kick off early morning with an excursion short hike to Poon Hill, Poon Hill is located at an elevation of 3210 meters above sea level, offers indescribably wonderful panoramic mountain views of Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I, and Manalsu illuminated by the glowing rays of sunrise. In our short time at Poon Hill, we will greatly be appreciated by this rewarding view of the mighty mountains with a glorious sunrise than we take a step back to Ghorepani, Ulleri, and Hille, From Hille, we will be retracing to Pokhara by Jeep/taxi or bus. 

Overnight stay at the trekking lodge with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D)

In Pokhara, we would let you chose either stay in Pokhara more days or come back to Kathmandu, coming back to Kathmandu with your guide is beneficial for you to have a free bus ride which will have a free offer by company or you could stay in Pokhara for a couple of days, it’s a most beautiful city in Nepal where you can be done most attractive adventure activities such as paragliding, bungee jumping, ultra-light flight, boating, cycling, and city tour, these activities will certainly be arranged by us at a reasonable price on the base of your interest. 

Accommodation and foods on a trek

Accommodation during the trek, it’s very basic where you will basically use the trekking houses which also know as Tea houses. However, it’s quite comfortable room comes with beds, blankets, pillows, shower, bathroom, and with good views. but do not make a very high expectation of the room in the mountain. The hot running shower and internet facilities are available at the tea houses.

Meals on the Trek, The Annapurna trekking is one of the most popular trekking routes in Nepal after The Everest, the tea houses in Annapurna offers a wide variety of meals including the local and western cuisines but note that western meals are being served but tease and size of the meals might be slightly different then what you used to have. As Nepalese traditional meals like Dal Bhat and some bread items are good and healthy, it’s highly recommended.

Every tea houses have a menu and the foods will be serving to the travelers as per menu, where you have freedom to choose anything that you like but scape meat items especially in the mountain which might not be very helpful since you are not used to having it and it’s just for the safety cases. But we recommend vegetable items instead of meat.

Best Time to Take the Trek

Time is one of the most important factors to us as we travel anywhere, especially in the Himalayas region of Nepal, so the best time to do this trek is in Spring (March, April, May) and  Autumn ( September, October, November). The temperature at this time of the year is moderate and suitable offers outstanding clear view almost every day, Hence due to all these reasons, these months are quite busy months for Nepalese mountain. 

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance helps your trip even more and reliable, it’s hassle-free. We never what God has plans for us so we need to be prepared by ourself for certain unforeseen circumstances which can trouble us anytime, so that’s why for the safety reason the travel insurance is highly recommended, for this trek you need to have a strong policy of insurance covering all your flight delays, baggage loss, medical rescue, and emergency evacuation up to 4000 meters above sea level.
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Packing lists for this trek

Being said, This is not a very high altitude and physically challenging trek but better to have some knowledge or ideas of trekking gears what we should bring with us for this trek, please see the lists of trekking equipment,


Sun hat/ Warm hat,  scarf, and Headlight

Face part

Sunscreen +4, Sunglass
Face wipes and towels

List for Hands

Lightweight gloves
And warm Globes

Body clothing

Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
Down or fiber-filled jacket (the company will be provided in rent)
2 pairs of hiking t-shirts, preferably quick-drying, possibly thermal tops for the treks
Fleece jacket and sweaters
Poncho and rain jacket
Socks, preferably a cotton –mix
Lightweight cotton trekking pants with folding option

Lists of Footwear

The proper Trekking Boots
socks preferably cotton sports socks but take some extra pairs
crampon (optional)

Essential gear

Day Backpack above the 30 L
Pack covers and Thermal bottle
Water peals
Walking  pole if you need 
Antibacterial Gel
Toothbrush- Shampoo

Personal accessories
Camera/ Cell Phone
Money wallet with Money
Plastic bag/ Sewing kit
Extra p photos and passport photocopies 

The 3 days poon hill trek is a short standard package with a perfect blend of naturally and culturally, however, the cost is not high and it’s affordable to anyone, offering cost of this red is only $230/ per person,  see all the inclusion details as down below,

3 Days poon hill trek Cost details:- $230/p 

•    Offer free International Airport pick-up and drop by car.
•    Meals on a full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
•    An experienced and Knowledgeable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide.
•    All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for the guide.
•    Annapurna conservation area permit 
•    TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
•    Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket, etc. on return basic
•    Trekking lodge (Tea House) throughout the trek.
•    Assistant guide group size of more than 6 people in a group.
•    Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by Taxi/ car/ jeep.
•    Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies 
•    Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day 
•    Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
•    Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance (Optional)
•    Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART company T-shirt
•    Compressive first aid box.
•    Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by travel insurance)
•    All government, Local taxes/ vat, and official Expenses

Be part of Nepal’s most popular short trek now, for this trek you do not have to worry about your physical strength and no previous hiking experience required, with a little bit of preparation and good physical strength, one can successfully complete the trek without any hesitation. We truly believe that you will get a deep sense of satisfaction and accomplishment after participating in this short trek. Moreover, you will have an even more enjoyable time trekking with local guides knowing a depth of knowledge about the place and people of this historical land of the Himalayas.  

For more details and information, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us, we will take our immense pleasure to help and assist you in the best way. Directly contact us at WhatsApp for a speedy and immediate answer to your answer +977 9851175531 (Dil)


Share with us about your trip and trekking planning to Nepal, we do organize a wide variety of trekking and adventure activities all over Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet including the Everest Region, Annapurna region, and many others. We will trail you the best possible trip with a flexible and suitable Itinerary, time, groups, and cost to best meet your needs.

If you are looking for a longer version trek then you may check out our 5 days Poon Hill trek,Annapurna base camp trek, Everest base camp trek, and Langtang Valley Trek

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