Short Poon Hill Trek

Short Poon Hill Trek

Trip At Glance

Destination Annapurna
Name of Trail Rapid Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Duration 4 Days
Grade Easy
Maximum Altitude 3210
Per Day Walking 6/7 Hours
Trek Style Tea house
Transportation Private Vehicle
Accommodation Tea House
Best Time All Except June, July, August

Outline Itinerary

Day Acitivity
Day 1 Enjoy the Delicious Breakfast in the morning after breakfast we will drive towards Nayapul and then trek to Tikhedhunga
Day 2 Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
Day 3 Trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk
Day 4 Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara

Overview And Highlights

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is a fairly easy trek and a very famous trek in the Annapurna region. This trek is considered as easy and recommended for first timers trekkers. It is sometimes referred as the short mini Annapurna circuit trek. This trek lies in the Annapurna foothills to the viewpoint in the Ghorepani. The route has the best lodging compared to any other trekking routes in Nepal. 

It provides you the most eye catching Mountain View. The route has beautiful villages inhabited mostly by the Gurung tribe including the dense rhododendron forest with variety of birds. The trek starts  from the Modi Khola River which is an hours drive from Pokhara. This trek is very famous for its sunrise Poon hill. Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is also known as Annapurna sunrise view trek.

Trekking to Ghorepani Poon hill is regarded as one of the best trekking route in Annapurna region. It also a very well known trek for those who have never trekked before and even for the trekkers who have a short holiday or less time. But even though it’s a limited day trek,  it still takes you to the best spot to see the mountains and watch the sunrise. If you are normally fit you will be able to complete this trek without any difficulties.

This short itinerary is designed to finish trekking in 04 days from Pokhara to Poon Hill. And 07 Days from Kathmandu , Pokhara, Poon Hill, Pokhara, Kathmandu with international arrival and departure. 07 days itinerary is designed assuming that you are not in Nepal. We can customize this itinerary in various ways. Some popular customization with Poon hill itinerary are Poon Hill trek with Lumbini and Chitwan Jungle safari and Poon Hill with Nagarkot sunrise view.

If you want normal trekking itinerary we have 08 days Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking itinerary, which goes has slower pace then this short itinerary. The normal itinerary has 04 trekking days and total of 08 days starting and ending at Kathmandu.

Highlights Of Short Poon Hill Trek

  • Breathtaking sunrise views over Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from Poon Hill
  • Cultural immersion in Gurung and Magar villages
  • Enchanting rhododendron forests, especially vibrant in spring
  • Visit to the picturesque Ghandruk village with terraced fields
  • Relaxing dip in natural hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Diverse landscapes, from lush forests to alpine meadows
  • Cozy tea houses with warm hospitality along the trail
  • Opportunity to spot Himalayan wildlife
  • Accessibility for trekkers of various fitness levels
  • Option to extend the adventure to Annapurna Base Camp

Best Time to Trek Poon Hill

Autumn and spring are the ideal seasons to ascend Mount Poon, a well-known trekking destination in Nepal's Annapurna region. Amazingly clear skies, comfortable temperatures, and breathtaking vistas of the neighboring Himalayas are available from September to November. Trekking enthusiasts could take advantage of this perfect weather and visibility to see the stunning sunrises in the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Another wonderful summer season is from March to May, when tropical scenery and blooming rhododendron woods can be found. These months make for a nice and fulfilling trip because the trails are bordered with vibrant flora and the weather is moderate. Hikers can fully enjoy the Poon Hill region's natural beauty and cultural diversity by going hiking during these times.

Short Trekking to Poon Hill from Pokhara can be performed throughout the year. We do not suggest to trek in monsoon season. Mountain are not clearly visible on this season. Walking on the trials is also very difficult at this time. But if you are experienced enough to walk at hilly regions during rain you can choose this trek on monsoon also.

 

Detail Itinerary

Day 1

Enjoy the Delicious Breakfast in the morning after breakfast we will drive towards Nayapul and then trek to Tikhedhunga

Savour a delicious breakfast that sets the ideal tone for the day ahead while you take pleasure in a lovely morning. After this lovely beginning, we had a wonderful vehicle ride towards Naipul. The prospect is prepared for us to put on our trekking boots and begin the walk to Tikhedhunga as we arrive at the starting location. The trail offers expansive vistas of the breathtaking nature that lies ahead as it winds through stunning terrain. Our stroll is accompanied by the rhythms of nature, which create a mellow beat that elevates the entire experience. Tikhedhunga, beckoning with its magnificence, offers a peaceful and exploratory experience as we lose ourselves in the splendor of the Himalayan foothills. This tour starts with an amazing hike that offers breathtaking vistas and a feeling of achievement at the bottom of every step.
 

Day 2

Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

Trekking through the heart of the Annapurna region is a lovely experience, taking you from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. The trail meanders through a dense forest of rhododendron, with brightly colored bursts juxtaposed against lush vegetation to create an amazing landscape. As we climb, the views get even more magnificent, revealing the massiveness of the surrounding mountains. There is peace and quiet as you walk down the well-trod route, listening to the calming sounds of nature. With new views and cultural experiences to be discovered at every turn, the voyage provides the ideal balance of difficulties and rewards. Awe-inspiring views of the sun setting over the beautiful hills of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri greet you as you arrive at Ghorepani. The warm glow of the setting sun sets the scene entirely for friendship and nighttime adventures.

Day 3

Trek from Ghorepani to Ghandruk

Trekking in the Annapurna region becomes a great new chapter as you begin the route from Ghorepani to Ghandruk. Poon, renowned for its magnificent dawn vistas of Himalayan giants like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, kicks off the day. A memorable scene that leaves a lasting impression on travelers is the golden dawn over the snow-capped mountains. The route meanders past verdant rhododendron forests and ancient villages as we descend from Ghorepani, offering you a taste of the rich cultural diversity of the area. The journey's charm is enhanced by quaint towns and terraced farms, as well as by the way nature combines natural beauty with kind welcome for -As tired guests arrive, Along a Ghandruk extends a warm welcome, fostering a serene and gorgeous ambiance that culminates the day's exciting excursion.

Day 4

Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara

The final part of a journey to the Annapurna region that will never be forgotten begins in Ghandruk and ends in Pokhara. As we make our way down the verdant Annapurna range and the trip's distant vistas, the trails from the charming settlement of Ghandruk descend past terraced fields and charming cities, meeting a succession of Himalayan panoramas. As we get closer to Pokhara, the sight of Phewa Lake signifies the end of the journey and provides the ultimate flavor of the natural richness and culture of the area. The serene village near the lake, encircled by the majestic Annapurna peaks As the adventure comes to an end, Machapuchare greets visitors with a sense of accomplishment that will last a lifetime and the promise of relaxation in its serene surroundings while taking in the views and cultural experiences that characterize the Annapurna trekking experience.


 

What Is Included ?

  • All entrance fees, Trekking permits, Trekking Information Management System Fee
  • English speaking Trekking Guide
  • Government and local taxes
  • Tea house accommodation with meals (B,L,D)

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal Expenses
  • International airfare
  • Insurance cost
  • Porter if you need any
  • Drinks and beverage cost

FAQs

The Short Poon Hill trek typically takes around 4-5 days to complete.
 

The Short Poon Hill hike is rated as having a moderate difficulty level, making it appropriate for hikers of all skill levels. There are some hills to climb and some uneven ground.

In Nepal's Annapurna region, Mount Poon rises to a height of roughly 3,210 meters (10,531 ft). Depending on their tolerance and adaptability, people can still experience altitude sickness even if this height is usually regarded as moderate. Mountain sickness symptoms might include headache, lightheadedness, and exhaustion, particularly during steep ascents. To lessen the chance of altitude-related problems, sufficient ventilation, a steady ascent, and adequate water are critical. Although Poon Hill's altitude is not a significant risk for altitude sickness, hikers should be mindful of their health, make appropriate adjustments, and, should severe symptoms occur, seek medical advice before beginning a strenuous altitude trek, particularly for those with pre-existing medical conditions.

Yes, there are tea shops and lodging alternatives along the course of the well-known Short Poon Hill climb in Nepal's Annapurna region. Typically, the trip begins at Nayapul and travels through the charming villages of Ghandruk, Tikhedhunga, and Ghorepani. These settlements have created tea houses that offer food, lodging that is both simple and luxury, and occasionally even hot water. There is no shortage of lodging options for pedestrians, ranging from high-end hotels to inexpensive tea houses. Because they don't need to bring camping equipment, teahouses provide travelers with convenience and allow them to experience local hospitality and culture while traveling, especially during the busiest travel seasons. Encourage them to check if accommodations are available ahead of time and to be ready for the unique aspects of the brief poon for a hike.

Independent walkers can choose to walk the Short Poonhill track with or without a guide, giving them freedom. Because the paths are well-marked and paved, even without professional assistance, navigating them is not too difficult. Hiking alone or in small groups is a popular choice for people who want the flexibility to go at their own pace and take their time exploring. But employing a guide can improve the vacation by offering insider knowledge, handling logistics, and guaranteeing a trouble-free journey. Hiring a guide for the short Poon Hill walk is a decision that should take into account individual preferences, trekking experience, and degree of comfort with autonomous hiking. Regardless of your choice, a safe and pleasurable trek depends on having a good map, the necessary hiking equipment, and awareness of the state of the roads.

A few well-thought-out adjustments are required in order to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable Short Poon Hill hike. Start with the essentials: a good backpack, a dependable water bottle, weather-appropriate clothes (layering is vital), and sturdy, comfortable walking shoes Wear a waterproof jacket, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and protective clothing when sunbathing in the Annapurna region due to the constantly changing weather. Remember to pack the necessities, such as a first aid kit, trekking sticks for added stability, and a high-quality sleeping bag appropriate for chilly evenings at higher elevations. Tea houses with roads typically provide food, so bring along some snacks to keep your energy levels up while exploring. Power banks, cameras, and electronic device headlamps or spotlights are also helpful. You have identification, all necessary permits, and a thorough map of the hiking trail. The Short Poon Hill walk may be both safe and pleasant if you prepare properly.


 

The hike up Short Poon Hill can actually only be completed on your own, and many hikers decide to do this on their own. The route is clearly signposted, and along the way, tea houses offer necessary amenities for those traveling alone. Solo hikers can travel pleasantly if they prepare well, which includes having good maps, essential hiking gear, and understanding of the conditions of the trails. Keeping someone informed about your trip arrangements is a good idea, particularly if you're going it alone. Even though the roads are usually safe, it's crucial to know the fundamentals of sailing and to be ready for any changes in the weather. Trekkers on their own are able to enjoy the stunning beauty of the Annapurna region at their own speed. But people should evaluate their trekking experience, level of physical fitness, and degree of comfort on a solo hike before opting to complete the quick Poon Hill hike.


 

The Poon Hill region offers visitors experiencing its landscapes and cultures access to a multitude of newly constructed hiking routes and side trips. The Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Loop is a well-liked choice that incorporates the charming village of Ghandruk into the short Poon Hill hike. This circle provides stunning views of the mountains and fresh perspectives on culture. An additional choice is the demanding yet worthwhile Annapurna Base Camp Trek, which leads to the foot of the stunning Annapurna Numerous The Mohare Danda trek, which does not include Khopra Ridge, offers a serene experience with few visitors and an opportunity to engage with the locals if you are searching for a less-traveled path.Trekking to the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges provides amazing vistas. These paths enable visitors to customize their experience as they take in the varied splendor of the Annapurna region, taking into account their preferences, time, and travel abilities.


 

Additional Information

Nepal visas can be easily obtained from the Government of Nepal, Nepalese Embassy or Consulate office located in your country. You can get a visa from the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on your arrival or from any other entry point in Nepal. Make sure to bring a few sets of your passport size photos. Visa fees are inexpensive.

You can also apply for a visa in a near embassy or either you can travel to Nepal and get a visa on arrival. We will assist you to settle your visa work too.

 

We offer you a star rated accommodation with comfort and cozy. You will be amused with the facility and warmth we offer you including facility like (attached bath, A/C, 24 hours running hot and cold shower). During the trek your accommodation is includes Mt. Lodge and local tea houses but we do our best for providing the best available lodges on a twin- sharing basis, some tea house are basic with shared washing and toilet facilities. If you are prefer a single room in Kathmandu and trek you may indicate your preference on request and pay a single supplement cost. Contact us

 

We provide you only Bb facility in city as preferred in itinerary. Full board meals are included (breakfast, Lunch and dinner with cup of tea or coffee) throughout the trek.  We provide you food from the local tea house Mt. Lodge en route chosen from a menu. Breakfast and dinner is to be provided from the same tea house we would overnight but lunch would be en route in between. You can enjoy the Nepalese style cuisine or any other continental food as per required. You are to be giver from pizza to snacks. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetable. A variety of cereals, bread and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Health is the most important part of traveling or trekking. One must possess good physical condition before and while commencing Himalaya’s tour. If you don’t have any trekking experiences better grab one or be physically prepare for the trek. Before commencing adventurous trek you can commence a short hike, cycling or a short walking tour, this may help you a lot throughout the trek.

The highest height you will reach on this trip is 5545m from the sea level. The walk may be ups and down passing various villages, high land, wilderness and much more difficult and rough trail.

We strongly advise travelers to consult with your medical doctor before travelling and do the regular check up of your health and report us while booking a trip with us.

 

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Our porter are fully equipped and insured for each trip they are responsibility with us. As you know that we are very honest with the porter issues and their condition while on trek thus we make sure that our porter are fully prepared for the trip. We are closely working with international porter Progress Association for the welfare and befit for the touristic porters.

It is our company’s management system; the maximum load carried by our porter is 20 to 25 KG so be sure that your trekking bag is not loads more 20 KG.

One of the most important factors of trekking is the travel insurance. To be sufficiently protected in terms of insurance, you will need specialized travel insurance for participation in risky activities.

Your travel insurance policy must be covers emergency evacuation, trip injury, lost baggage, medical treatment and expenses, theft, liability is recommended. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including others trip.

 

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and maximum group size is ten of more on request. We can also organize private trip to solo person with single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.

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