Poon Hill Trek

Trip Overview

Poon Hill Trek is a short and easy trek in the Annapurna region. This trek not only offers amazing mountain views. Besides, it also provides a peek into the traditional Nepali lifestyle. The best part of this trek is Poon Hill(3210m). The Poon Hill viewpoint offers the best sunrise & mountain view. Besides, it provides a close-up view of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and other mountain peaks. Since this trek does not gain much altitude, it is suitable for all age groups. Above all, it is ideal for those who do not have much time yet want to be close to nature.

Our Journey begins from Pokhara with a scenic drive to Nayapul. Subsequently, we hike alongside the Modi Khola valley to Tikhedunga. The trail goes through the stunningly beautiful landscape. It goes past forests of rhododendron, as well as several streams and waterfalls along the way.  The most difficult part is the uphill hike over 3300 stone steps up to Ulleri. From here, it’s a beautiful uphill hike to Ghorepani village. Ghorepani village is a beautiful village mostly inhabited by Magar and Gurung people. Here, we will get the opportunity to observe the hillside village culture and lifestyle.

After enjoying the views from Poon Hill, we descend to Ghorepani for breakfast. After that, we take a slightly different route and head towards Ghandruk. In Ghandruk, we will visit the famous Gurung museum filled with antiquities of the Gurung people. Likewise, we will also visit the small monastery. From Ghandruk, it’s a beautiful trail downwards back to Naya Pul, where we end our trek and drive to Pokhara.

Poon Hill Trek

Trip Highlights

⇒Easy and Short trek in the Annapurna region.
⇒Views of mountains like Annapurna I, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and others.
⇒Get a glimpse of the traditional Nepalese lifestyle.
⇒Encounter a wide range of flora and fauna along the trail.
⇒Witness the phenomenal sunrise from Poon Hill.
⇒Explore typical Gurung and Magar villages.

Trip Fact

  • TRIP ID: SST-860
  • TRIP NAME: Poon Hill Trek
  • DURATION: 4 Days
  • TRIP TYPE: Trekking
  • Group Size 2-8 People
  • MAX ALTITUDE 32100m(Poon Hill)
  • ACCOMMODATION trekkers lodge/guest house
  • WALKING HOUR 5-6
  • TRIP ROUTE: Nayapul-Tikhedhunga-Ghorepani-Ghandruk-Nayapul

Itinenary Details

  • Day 1: Drive to Nayapul (1.5hr) Trek to Tirkhedhunga(1570m/4-5hr)

    We shall drive for about an hour or so to Nayapul (1050m). Our trek begins from Nayapul along the Modi Khola valley to Tikhedhunga. The trail goes through the warm subtropical region following the Modi Khola upstream to Birethanti. From Birethanti, we follow the Bhurungdi Khola across dense forest and beautiful views to Tikhedhunga. Overnight in Tikhedhunga.

  • Day 2: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2,850 m/5-6 hr)

    From Tikhedhunga, we shall descend to the Bhurungdi Khola and cross over a suspension bridge. Hereafter, the trail is a steep uphill hike over stone steps until Ulleri. Ulleri is a large village with traditional Nepalese houses mostly inhabited by the Magar tribe. From Ulleri, the hike is a gradual ascent through rhododendron forest, waterfalls, and streams all the way to Ghorepani. Overnight in Ghorepani.

  • Day 3: Ghorepani to Ghandruk(2012m/6-7hr)

    Wake up early(before dawn) and hike to Poon Hill to observe the sunrise over the Annapurna ranges. It is about an hour's hike to reach the viewpoint. Situated at 3210 m, Poon Hill is the highest point of this trek. The viewpoint offers a magnificent panoramic view of the mountain ranges, including the  Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Dhaulagiri, and others. After enjoying the beautiful sunrise and panoramic mountain views, we then descend to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast, we begin our long hike to Ghandruk via Tadapani. Ghandruk is a large Gurung village with amazing views of the Annapurna range. Overnight in Ghandruk.

  • Day 4: Ghandruk to Nayapul(4-5hr)-Drive to Pokhara(1.5hr)

    After breakfast, we shall descend over stone steps past terraced rice fields and small villages to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara(Our service ends).

What's Included
  • Accommodation in local village lodge/tea house during the trek.
  • English speaking local trekking guide.
  • All meals during the trek.
  • Necessary paper work and permit(TIMS/ ACAP).
  • All Government taxes and service charges.
What's Not Included
  • Accommodation and meals in Pokhara.
  • Travel Medical Insurance.
  • Personal expenses such as bar, beverages, tips and gratuities, laundry, telephone, battery recharge, etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in the included section.

Review

EDhan
EDhan

10th November, 2015

My Name is EDhan from California, America. I am a retired management consultant. Basically, this visit to Nepal exceeded my expectations. We came here through Tibet and Bhutan. Here in Nepal, I like the neighbourhood and friendly people. My wife every day used to go for morning walk and used to tell me the story about the local people, whatever she sees every day. Especially, the guide was most knowledgeable and made it possible and get a sense of not only historical and religious value of some of the places but also some of the other places how the people live over there day to day.

The company was able to manage all the services smoothly and made the memorable trip in Kathmandu. Do not be afraid of Earthquake; the government has done very good job, lots of cleaning up and reconstructions are going on. There are many places to go without facing any problems. Feel free to make a trip to Nepal nothing to afraid of and you will feel the completely different and unique. Thanks to Sixth Sixth and an entire team making an incredible trip in Nepal and I will come back next time.

Margo Boston
Margo Boston

14th October, 2015

Hi, My Name is Margo Boston, America. We were planning the trip to visit Nepal Bhutan and Tibet through our local agency. In the beginning, we asked so many questions about safety, especially after the earthquake but we realised that after visiting Nepal it is completely safe & worthful to visit.

We are very glad to see the beautiful country. Everything was perfect and great to see the Hinduism and Buddhism and combinations of religious and cultural aspects in the tiny little city. The trip plan, all the staff activity including cultural show was great.

Lori
Lori

7th October, 2015

Hi, My Name is Lori, and I came to do the trip with my daughter. After the earthquake had happened we were confused, what should we do, should we go or should we not go for Nepal Trip and finally we decided to come after the consultation, and we had a wonderful time there. The tour guide and driver and all the staff were done magnificent job. There is so much to see and worthful to visit. The hotel was excellent, the food was great, we enjoyed our time. The Buddhist and Hindu temple were fascinating. Our guide was brilliant and enhanced all experience and knowledge he passed all the knowledge to us and shared the ideas. I encourage you to visit Nepal it is one of the incredible places around the world.

Palm
Palm

12th August, 2015

Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on. There are lots of places to see and open for the tourist. The people here are very friendly, all the staffs of Sixth Sense including tour guide and the management and coordination were perfect.

What I like this country is that the culture and diversity of landscape. Besides this Nepal is very vibrant country and colourful country. In the future, I would like to make more trips in Nepal with Sixth Sense spending more time in Kathmandu and it’s surrounding areas and countryside. For the tourist, I would recommend please do visit Nepal with Sixth Sense. Tour Guide and company which was responsible for everything to organise this trip, everything was taken care of all the arrangements were first class. We loved the Trip plan, the selected hotels, the knowledge of tour guide and the entire team was absolutely perfect and highly recommended for future travellers.

Irfan
Irfan

27th December, 2019

Hi ! This is Palm from America, this is my first trip to Nepal and has been perfect and life time memorable. I have travelled many places around the world and really been looking forward to this trip. Nepal is a very colourful country, I was concerned because of the earthquake and because of the impact might right now. I was pleasantly surprised that yes they did have an impact and there are lots of reconstruction are going on.