Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Guide 2024

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  • Last Updated on Jan 25, 2024

Trekking into the Himalayas within a week is a blessing, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is one of them. Witness the dazzling Annapurna and discover the beauty of natural serenity during the Poon Hill Trek. 

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is the finest trek that takes you closer to the Himalayas within 2-3 days. It is the easiest trekking route in the Annapurna Sanctuary. The trail is easy for beginners and those who want to see a glimpse of the Himalayas in a short time. Moreover, it is perfect for acclimatization before embarking on challenging treks like ABC Trek or Annapurna Circuit Trek.

The trek is less difficult and can be done within a week’s holiday. It offers a spectacular Himalayas scene with diverse cultures. Cherish the opportunity to admire the magical sunrise view from the Poon Hill. You will get to see the amazing Mt. Fishtail, Dhaulagiri Ranges, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Dhapmus Peak, Lamjung Himal, Annapurna IV, and many more. Classic Trek Nepal Team offers you this trek assuring great adventure into the Himalayas of Nepal.

The major attraction of the Poon Hill Trek

  • Marvelous sunrise and sunset views from the Poon Hill.
  • Outstanding views of the Dhaulagiri Range, Annapurna Range, Mt. Fishtail, Dhapmus Peak, etc.
  • Simple and easy Trail through the rhododendron forests.
  • Relish the beauty of nature, waterfalls, rivers, and terrace farmlands.
  • Witness the beauty of the Himalayas within a week of vacation.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Distance

The trekking distance of the whole trek is around 40-45 Km. You will need 4-5 Days to complete this trekking route lasting 4-5 hours per day.

Is Poon Hill Trek too Difficult?

Trekking to Poon Hill is an easy trek that is suitable for all kind of age groups. However, hiking to Poon Hill at 3000 meters is still physically demanding. Although you do not need technical skills, you need to ascent for 2 days. It is perhaps the best short trek in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. People with no trekking experience can easily do this trek.

From where Poon Hill Trek starts?

The most common starting point of this trek is Nayapul. It takes around an hour to reach Nayapul from Pokhara. Then from Nayapul, the trek begins to Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadhapani, and lastly Ghandruk. However, you can start the trek from Ghandruk and end it at Nayapul as well. If you start from Ghandruk, you can either drive to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk or directly drive to Ghandruk.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Itinerary

The Poon Hill trek itinerary depends on the number of days you have during this trip. Although, 4 Days Poon Hill Trek is most popular among the trekkers.

4 Days Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Ulleri (2000m, 5-6 hours, 12km)

Day 02: Trek from Uller to Ghorepani (2780 meters, 4-5 hours, 8 Km)

Day 03: Sunrise view and Trek from Ghorepani to Tadhapani (2630m, 5-6 hours, 11km)

Day 04: Trek from Tadhapani to Ghandruk (2010m, 3-4 hours, 6km) and Drive Back to Pokhara.

Permit cards for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Just like other treks in Annapurna Sanctuary, you must get an ACAP and TIMs permit card. Classic Trek Nepal helps you to get these permits without any hassle. To get these permit cards, we need your passport copy and a passport-size photo. The cost of an ACAP permit is $25 and TIMs cost you $15. These permits are only for a single entry into the Annapurna Conservation Area. Once you exit from the area, you must get another to enter again.

Accommodation during the Poon Hill Trek

The accommodation on this trek is very luxurious comparing other routes like Annapurna Circuit Trek. You can get a private room with an attached bathroom in every tea house along the trek. Moreover, you do not have to worry about Hot showers on this trek. Almost every tea house provides a hot shower at an additional cost. Furthermore, you can even get connected with your family or loved ones during this trek. Almost all tea houses have Wi-Fi facilities nowadays.

Meals and Drinking water during the Trek

The meals on the Poon Hill Trek depends on the dishes you like to eat. You can get Nepalese traditional and Western cuisine on the menu. Moreover, the prices are almost 50% higher than in Pokhara and Kathmandu. The ACAP has set a menu for the meals throughout the Annapurna Region. So, you do not have to think about the price of the tea house. They can’t charge you more than that menu. Here are some basic common meals you will find on this trek:

Breakfast: Porridge, Bread, Omelets, Tibetan Bread, Muesli, Tea, coffee, Milk, etc.

Lunch and Dinner: Dal Bhat, Pizza, Spaghetti, Chowmen, Noodles, Soups, Fried Rice, Pasta, Dumplings, etc.

Drinking water is most important while hiking in high altitudes. During the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, you can find many taps on the way. However, a water purification tablet would be helpful if you decide to use tap water. Otherwise, you can buy a bottle of water or filtered water during the whole trek.

When is the best time to visit Poon Hill in 2024?

The best time to visit the poon Hill in 2024 is during the spring and autumn season. These two seasons offer dry and warm temperatures. However, we do not recommend hiking during the monsoon season. There is a high risk of landslides, and the trail being muddy. Moreover, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking during the winter is still doable with some possibility of snowfall.

Possible side treks with Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

If you have enough time then, you can combine this trek with the Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Mardi Himal Trek. Moreover, the trail of Annapurna Circuit Trek also joins the Poon Hill at the end. Therefore, you can choose the best possible treks you would like to do with Poon Hill Trek. You can contact us anytime if you have any more questions about the treks in the Annapurna Sanctuary. 

FAQs

From where can I get a permit card for Poon Hill Trek?

Classic Trek Nepal can arrange the permit card for you to do the Poon Hill Trek. However, you can also get it by yourself from the Tourism Board, Kathmandu, or Pokhara.

What is the height of Poon Hill?

The height of Poon Hill is 3200 meters above sea level.

Can I get altitude sickness during the Poon Hill Trek?

There is less chance of altitude sickness during the Poon Hill trek. However, it can be difficult for you if you are physically unfit.

 

 

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