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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 3 Days

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Good to Know
  • Duration 3 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Destination Poon Hill Station
  • Starts at Pokhara
  • Ends at Pokhara
  • Max. Altitude 3,210 m (10,530 ft)
  • Trip Type Short Trek in Nepal
  • Transport Car, Jeep
  • Accommodation Tea Houses/Mountain Lodges

Highlights

  • Free Cancellation, Transferrable to friends or family
  • Instant Online Booking Confirmation
  • Full-package trip with 3 times meal a day during the trek
  • Beautiful Annapurna panoramic views, along with other mountains like Mount Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Churen Himal, Nilgiri, Baraha Shikhar, Gangapurna, and many more
  • Auditory Magar village
  • Sunrise view from Poon Hill viewpoint
  • March through a large forest of rhododendron, pine, and oak
  • Get to know native Magar people, their culture, and lifestyle
  • Enjoy staying in well-facilitated guest houses
  • Walking on pleasant trails through the terrace farming villages and lush rhododendron forests to the fascinating Poon hill
  • Explore the breathtaking views of splendid 8000m mountains without going too high in a limited time
  • Watch the grand sunrise and the world’s highest mountain peaks, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Fishtail (6998m), Mt. Nilgiri, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli, from Poon Hill (3210 m) at the top
  • Beautiful villages along the trails to Ghorepani Poonhill; Birethanti, Hille, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, and Ghorepani

If you are searching for a short trek around the breathtaking Himalayas, then the Ghorepani poon hill trek is one of the best short treks that you can do in the Annapurna region.

The duration of the trek is just 3 days. Through this package of Ghorepani poon hill 3-day trek, within just 3 days, you will get to view some of the top Himalayas, like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Fishtail (6998m), Mt. Nilgiri, and Annapurna South. 

Our Ghorepani poon hill 3-day trek is a compressed version of our Ghorepani poon hill 5-day trek. This 3 days Poon hill trek is for those who are short on time but are looking for easy and short-term relaxation among the Himalayas. Our Poon hill trek is one of the easiest treks available, and people from any age group can do this trek easily. 

Throughout, you will experience exotic wilderness, rhododendron and oak forests, and a warm and hearty welcome from the local Magar people. This package gives you the opportunity to explore the local culture, tradition, and lifestyle of local people. It is the best way to get the Himalayan panorama in a very short period of time.

This trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and a drive to Nayapul, from where our actual trekking begins. We trek to Tikhedunga from Nayapul, then to Ghorepani, and finally to the Poonhill view point (3210 meters). From the viewpoint, you can get an attractive sunrise view of the smiling mountain and its overall surroundings. 

So, it is better to climb up the hill and reach the viewpoint as early as possible. After spending a moment in Poonhill, you will drive to Nayapul and finally drive back to Pokhara. After reaching Pokhara, you can either spend more time there or take a flight to Kathmandu.

We offer this short Ghorepani poon hill trek package so that you can enjoy a glimpse of the Himalayas without sacrificing too much of your time. However, if you have enough time and want to explore more, we also offer the Ghorepani poon hill trek 5 days package. The bookings are open for the years 2024, 2025, and 2026, so please contact us and make your bookings now.

Route for a 3-day Poon Hill Trek 

Our Poon Hill trek typically starts in Pokhara. However, if you are in Kathmandu and willing to do this trek, you can take a direct flight to Pokhara from Tribhuvan International Airport (see add-on option). This flight will typically take about 25 to 30 minutes.

If you are doing this trek from Pokhara, our team members will be there to pick you up at your hotel, from where we will drive to Nayapul, which is 45 kilometers away from Pokhara. Once we reach Nayapul, we will start our trek to Tikhedhunga, which takes about 4 to 5 hours. 

After spending a night in Tikhedhunga, we will trek to Ghorepani, where we will stay overnight. Trekking from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani will take about 7 hours. Our last destination on this trek will be the Poon Hill viewpoint. 

We will spend some time at the viewpoint, enjoying the scenic views, and eventually trace our footprints back to Pokhara. Once you get to Pokhara, you can either take a flight back to Kathmandu or simply explore Pokhara city. 

Why is a 3-day Poon Hill Trek suitable for you?

  • Ghorepani poon hill trek is a short and easy trek, only taking three days to finish. This trek is convenient if you want a peaceful escape from some of the breath-taking views of the Himalayas. 
  • Unlike other treks, the Poon Hill trek has a lot less chance of getting altitude sickness. The maximum altitude this trek will take you to is around 3210 meters. 
  • This trek has no age restriction, and people from any age group can easily complete it. In cases of health issues, if you properly communicate with your doctors and they give you permission for this trek, then you can do this trek regardless of your health issues. 
  • If you are an amateur trekker and are willing to trek, then the Ghorepani Poon Hill 3-day trek is a great way to start. You don’t require much physical strength or any training to perform this trek. 
  • The trek to Ghorepani is a great opportunity for nature, wildlife, and photography enthusiasts. The view from Poon Hill is breathtaking and offers a great view of the Annapurna ranges. Not only that, throughout the trek, you will encounter many flora and fauna along your way in their natural habitat. 

Benefits of booking Poon Hill 3-day trek with us

Here are some of the reasons why you should book your trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill with NTA. 

  • Simple reservation and booking process
  • We offer free cancellation service if informed 90 days prior the trek
  • Upon booking confirmation, a brief travel briefing will be held after your arrival 
  • Simple payment method 
  • 24/7 communication by contacting: +977 9851017030 (Binod Sapkota)
  • Highly expert and experienced team 
  • Customization provided for your 3-day trek to Poon Hill according to your request 
  • Commitment to responsible and sustainable tourism

Ghorepani Poon Hill 3-day Trek Cost

The cost of the Ghorepani poon hill 3-day trek is $295 for group sharing for the years 2024, 2025, and 2026. This complete package covers meals and accommodations during the trek, permits, transportation services, and guides and porter services. 

For individuals interested in participating in a group trek, there is a fixed departure date available. However, for those who prefer the flexibility to choose their own trek date, we recommend you explore our "Book a Private Trip" section. This option allows you to book on any day of your preference, providing daily availability for private trips.

If you opt for a private trek, the cost will vary. Please refer to the table below for a detailed breakdown of the cost associated with a private 3-day trek to Poon Hill.

Number of Pax

Price per Pax

1

US$395

2 - 3

US$295

4 - 6

US$250

7 - 12

US$225

Beauty of Poon Hill: A Surreal Reality 

On the last day of your Ghorepani poon hill trek, we will take you to Poon Hill, which is located at an altitude of 3,210 meters (10,531 feet). 

The Poon Hill region is renowned for its exquisite rhododendron blossoms, which bloom abundantly in the spring and enhance the already breathtaking Annapurna region's scenery with a burst of color. Nepal's national flower is the rhododendron, and the country is home to over thirty different types of this exquisite flower. 

Rhododendron flowers, which range in hue from vivid red and pink to white and yellow, cover the slopes and woodlands surrounding Poon Hill in a carpet of vibrant blooms in the spring. Usually beginning in lower elevations in March, flowers progressively travel up to higher elevations over March, resulting in an abundance of color covering the hillsides in April and May.

Not only that, the views of the Annapurna ranges from Poon Hill are breathtaking and will surely be an experience of a lifetime for you. From Poon Hill, you can view mountains such as Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Machapuchare, Hinchuli, Annapurna III, Dhampus Peak, Dhulagiri II, and other tall peaks. 

One interesting fact is that when you are standing in front of Annapurna Base Camp, you will observe that Machapuchare is standing opposite Mount Annapurna. However, from Poon Hill, you will get a unique perspective of all the Annapurna Massifs standing within one single line, including Machapuchare. This view will surely treat your eyes, and you will witness the Himalayas beaming right in front of you.  

Best Seasons for Poon Hill 3-day Trek 

The trek's temperature may change based on the day of booking that is selected. We guarantee everyday availability for this trek by offering it all year round. 

The trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill is best done in the spring (March–May) and fall (September–November) seasons. The trek provides colorful rhododendrons blooming throughout the spring, especially in February and April. Winter is the best season to go trekking in the snow, from December to February.

Here is a brief overview of the seasons:

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Winter

The winter season lasts from December to February. If you are planning to trek to Poon Hill in this season, then anticipate lowest and maximum temperatures of between -5 and 15 degrees Celsius, respectively. This is a great season to do snow trekking since it's still possible to start this trek, even if it can become rather cold.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Spring 

The spring season lasts from March to May. If you are planning to trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill during this season, then you should expect the lowest temperatures of +5 degrees Celsius and the highest temperatures of 30 degrees Celsius. This time of year is ideal for seeing the magnificent display of rhododendron blooms since it has clear skies, comfortable temperatures, and both.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Summer 

The summer season lasts from June to August. During the summer season, the lowest temperature is often around +5 degrees Celsius, while the highest temperature is approximately 30 degrees Celsius. We still plan treks to Poon Hill in spite of the monsoon season. If you are doing your 3-day trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill during this season, then we highly suggest bringing rain jackets with you.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Autumn 

The autumn season lasts from September to November. The minimum and highest temperatures throughout this season are around 0 and 25 degrees Celsius, respectively. Trekking is best done in the cool, pleasant weather that follows the end of the rainy season.

Permits Required for 3-day Poon Hill Trek 

Poon Hill Trek needs two distinct permits, the TIMS Card (Trekking Information Management System) and the ACAP permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project), much like other treks in the Annapurna Region. No restricted area permit is needed in order to enter the region.

You don’t need to worry about permits while booking your three-day trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill with us. We have included all the necessary permits in our cost to ensure that you have a hassle-free and smooth trek. Here is some brief information regarding the two permits needed for this Poon Hill trek.

Trekkers Information Management System Permit: In Nepal, this card is necessary for every trekker. For foreign travelers, the card costs NPR 2000 (around USD 18).

Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit: This permit contributes to the conservation of the Annapurna region. For foreign travelers, this card costs NPR 3,000 (around USD 30). 

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Itinerary

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    This is the first day of our trek. Our team member will meet you at your Hotel in Pokhara or at airport, if you are flying from Kathmandu and you will be taken to the Nayapul by Local Bus which takes around 2 hours. Then we will continue our journey by trekking to Tikhedunga which takes around 4 hours to reach there. The trail passes through bamboo forest, the spectacular waterfall, peeping mountains, dense bushes, and wild but beautiful wilderness. We will spend the night at Tikhedunga.

      On this day, we wake up, have breakfast, and start our march towards Ghorepani. It will take about 6 to 7 hours to reach there. On the way, we pass through the villages like Ulleri, Banthanti, and Nangge Thanti. The uphill provides the pleasant walk through rhododendron and oak forest viewing different mountain ranges like Annapurna South (7273m), Mt. Dhaulagiri, and Hiunchuli. Ghorepani was originally a horse watering point, which has become popular among tourists for its beautiful offering and mule caravans during Pokhara – Jomsom trip. Stay overnight at Ghorepani.

        This day, we walk upward to Poonhill for enjoying the beautiful panorama of mountain ranges and view of sunrise. It is a picturesque spot, where you can capture lots of unbelievable pictures with natural contrast and beauty. Spending moments in Poonhill, we descend to Nayapul from the same route enjoying the natural scenario. Reaching Nayapul is followed by a drive to Pokhara. On the way too, you will observe beautiful rivers, green hills, forests, glittering mountains, and so on. After reaching Pokhara, our staff will drop you at your Hotel.

        Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

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        What's Included

        Domestic Pickup and Dropoff services 

        • Pickup from hotel in Pokhara 
        • Drop off at the hotel in Pokhara 

        Transportation

        • Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara by private transportation
        • Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara by private transportation

        Accommodations

        • 2 nights in local tea houses/lodges during the trek (Twin-Sharing Basis)

        Food 

        • 2 Breakfast: Veg and Non-Veg Meals choices from local and continental food 
        • 3 Lunch: Veg and Non-Veg Meals choices from local and continental food 
        • 2 Dinner: Veg and Non-Veg Meals choices from local and continental food  

        Trekking Permits 

        • Trekkers Information Management Systems Card (TIMS)
        • Annapurna conservation area permit
        • All government taxes

        Guide/Porter Services

        • English-speaking government-licensed trekking guide (minimum of 10 years experience)
        • Porter included for 2 or more  
        • All meals for Guide/Porter
        • Insurances for Guide & Porter (Emergency evacuation and accidental medical expenses)
        • Salary as per the company's standard rate
        • First-aid kit box carried by our team
        • Well-Paid salary as per the government`s rate or the concerned association`s circular rate
        • First-Aid Kit carried by our team

        What's Excluded

        • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
        • Domestic Flight Tickets to Pokhara and Return
        • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
        • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
        • Tips and gratitude to your guide and driver
        • Extra night accommodation or meals in Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure or early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
        • Your travel insurance (Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip, and it must cover both medical and emergency evacuations with a minimum value of USD 100,000.00.)
        Add-Ons & Options
        • Kathmandu to Pokhara Flight Ticket - USD 106 per person
        • Pokhara to Kathmandu Flight Ticket - USD 106 per person
        • Kathmandu to Pokgara by car - USD 150 per vehicle
        • Pokhara to Kathmandu by car - USD 150 per vehicle 
        • Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus - USD 15 per person
        • Pokhara to Kathmandu by Tourist Bus - USD 15 per person

         

        Availability & Private Trip

        Select a Trip DateSmall Group Departure
            
        Start DateStart: FridayAug 02, 2024End DateEnd: SundayAug 04, 2024PricePriceUS $295StatusStatusGuaranteed
        Start DateStart: ThursdayAug 08, 2024End DateEnd: SaturdayAug 10, 2024PricePriceUS $295StatusStatusGuaranteed
        Start DateStart: WednesdayAug 14, 2024End DateEnd: FridayAug 16, 2024PricePriceUS $295StatusStatusGuaranteed
        Start DateStart: TuesdayAug 20, 2024End DateEnd: ThursdayAug 22, 2024PricePriceUS $295StatusStatusGuaranteed

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        Private & Group Discount Price
        1 pax
        US$395
        2 - 3 pax
        US$295
        4 - 6 pax
        US$250
        7 - 12 pax
        US$225
        1 Travelers x US $395TotalUS $395(No additional taxes or booking fees)

        Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 3 Days Difficulty 

        The Poon hill trek is rated as moderately difficult, meaning that anyone with a moderate level of physical fitness can complete this 3-day trek to Poon Hill. The route combines moderate descents and ascents over a distance of around 30 to 40 miles (50 to 65 kilometers).

        The three-day Poon Hill path involves five to six hours of hiking each day on average. You will go through altitudes that range from around 8,000 feet (2,440 meters) at Poon Hill to a maximum of 10,530 feet (3,210 meters) during the trek.

        While the journey can be challenging in certain places, especially during the uphill climbs, and acclimatization can be tricky, most people with reasonable levels of fitness should be able to finish it without too many problems if they are well-prepared.

        Preparation for 3-day Trek to Poon Hill

        A three-day trek up Poon Hill promises amazing views of the Himalayas, charming towns, and an unparalleled cultural experience. However, assuring a seamless and delightful travel experience requires careful planning. Here's a thorough guide to help you have the best possible Poon Hill experience:

        Physical Preparation 

        • Start training at least 1-2 weeks before your trek. Hike, jog, or climb stairs to build endurance and leg strength.
        • Regular cardio exercises like swimming or cycling will improve your lung capacity and help you achieve high altitude. 
        • Listen to your body, and do not push yourself too hard during the trek. 

        Gears and Equipment Preparation

        • Hiking boots: Invest in sturdy, waterproof boots with good ankle support.
        • Clothing: Pack layers for varying temperatures. Moisture-wicking base layers, fleece or wool mid-layers, and a waterproof jacket are essential.
        • Daypack: Choose a comfortable backpack with enough space for water, snacks, and essentials.
        • Trekking poles: These can provide stability and reduce stress on your knees, especially on downhill sections.
        • Sun protection: Pack a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher.
        • Headlamp: Essential for early mornings and evenings.
        • Water bottle and water purification tablets: Stay hydrated by carrying at least 2 liters of water. Consider purification tablets for refilling from streams.
        • First-aid kit: Be prepared for minor injuries with bandages, pain relievers, and antiseptic wipes.

        Documents Preparation 

        • Carry copies of your passport and visa throughout the 3-day trek. 
        • Make sure to make copies of your travel insurance as well.

        Accommodations during 3-day Poon Hill Trek 

        When choosing lodging, we put our trekkers' comfort and security first. The tea houses selected for this 3-day Ghorepani poon hill trek are more luxurious than your average teahouse. 

        Although most rooms are designed for twin sharing, our guides will make room arrangements based on gender. Please let us know ahead of time if you will be traveling as a couple or if you would like private accommodations within a group, and we will make the appropriate arrangements to meet your needs.

        The main type of lodging for trekkers in the Annapurna area is teahouses. These are local families' lodges that offer meals and accommodations. The majority of teahouse rooms are simple, with twin beds that come with blankets, pillows, and towels. Note that the accommodations tend to be more modest for the place. 

        The majority of teahouses have communal restrooms. Some might have squat toilets, while others may have Western-style restrooms. Many teahouses offer hot showers; however, some may charge an additional fee for them.

        Food during 3-day Poon Hill Trek 

        Throughout your trek, we will provide you with 3 breakfasts, 3 Lunches and 2 dinners. Please note that any food that you have during your time in Pokhara or Kathmandu will not be added to our costs. 

        What your body needs in the new environment and terrain throughout the trek takes priority over your preferences. 

        In addition to the food and beverages served at the teahouses, you can also buy energy-boosting chocolates, bottled water, and a few snacks along the way. It is advised that you either bring extra water from the teahouse or take pills to purify the tap water you encounter along the trek. 

        As you ascend to a greater altitude, the cost of bottled water increases significantly. In any case, to keep your body hydrated and prevent altitude sickness, you need to consume a lot of fluids (3/4 liters) each day. We strongly advise you to avoid drinking water straight from the faucet.

        Basic Facilities during 3-day Poon Hill Trek

        Here is a list of basic facilities like WiFi, electricity, and more that are available during your trek to Poon Hill. 

        Charging and Internet Facilities 

        Usually equipped with power, teahouses let you charge gadgets like cameras. Please be aware that there can be power outages or additional charges for charging because of the distant locations. Wi-Fi is available at many teahouses for a fee, although it's not very fast. In major cities, local SIM cards with data plans can be bought for improved access.

        Medical Facilities 

        Along the Poon Hill trek, most teahouses and lodges carry basic first-aid kits that can treat small cuts, scratches, and headaches. They provide basic medicines, such as painkillers and anti-diarrhea pills. In addition to that, our guides also carry first-aid kits with them. So, if you are feeling uneasy, you can inform them. 

        In terms of medical posts, basic medical treatment and consultations are available at the Nayapul Trail Medical Post. In Tikhedhunga, there is also a basic medical post that provides first aid and consultations for common illnesses. 

        Basic medical care is available at Ulleri, a small medical station that can also address minor diseases and injuries. Ghorepani also has a number of health posts with licensed physicians and nurses. They are capable of managing a broader variety of medical conditions, such as minor injuries and altitude sickness. 

        Restroom Facilities 

        You could come upon simple squat toilets in teahouses or guesthouses along the route. Although these facilities may not always offer as much luxury as those in cities, they nonetheless fulfill the necessary function. Remember that toilet paper might not always be accessible, so it's best to have some on hand. 

        Sometimes, all you have is nature as you go up the gorgeous paths towards Poon Hill. The route has designated areas where you may stop, relax, and respond to the call of nature while taking in the breathtaking scenery. While enjoying this amazing trekking experience, it's important to be prepared with your own hygiene requirements and to treat the environment with care.

        Travel Insurance for 3-day Ghorepani poon hill trek 

        The 3-day Ghorepani poon hill trek is classified as moderate, meaning that the risk of altitude sickness is quite low. On the other hand, unanticipated occurrences like landslides, floods, accidents, or sudden changes in the weather might occur throughout the trek. 

        Therefore, travel insurance is required for this trek Insurance coverage is required for medical and emergency extradition, as well as for the costs of high-altitude helicopter rescue and evacuation.

        Following the booking of your 3-day Ghorepani poon hill trek, we kindly request that you send us a complete set of insurance documents. We'll use your insurance to immediately save you in case of an emergency.

        Booking Process for Ghorepani Poon Hill 3-day Trek 

        If you want to book your Ghorepani poon hill trek with us, then we have an easy and accessible online booking system available with us. You can directly book your trek online and wait for a booking confirmation from our team. 

        You can also contact us online or on WhatsApp. If you choose to contact us online, you can directly contact us or call us at +977 9851017030 (Binod Sapkota). Our team members are available 24/7 at your service, ready to give you an amazing experience with a lifetime of memories. 

        For a confirmed departure on your chosen date, 100% payment of the cost is required. However, if you wish to secure your trek without full booking, a minimum of 50% of the total trek package cost should be paid, depending on the nature of your fixed departure tour or customized itinerary. The remaining 50% payment can be settled at our head office in Kathmandu or upon arrival in Nepal before your scheduled trek.

        Testimonials
        What Our Clients Say
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          Mike G.Germany,January 12, 2024

          3-days Ghorepani poon hill trek

          The three days spent on Poon Hill with NTA were amazing. Our family consists of two daughters and four members. Throughout the whole trip, Binod and his colleagues took excellent care of us. Given how knowledgeable our guide, Tribhuvan, was, we didn't need to worry about anything. He is the best guide I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.

          With fantastic views of the mountains and complimentary Wi-Fi, all of the rooms were superb. A simple tip: do not compare these lodgings with hotels if you are trekking; you should know what to expect on a mountain like this.

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          Amy TaylorUnited Kingdom,January 12, 2024

          Private Trek Solo female Traveller Trek to Poon Hill for 3-days

          Without this trek, my journey to Nepal would not have been complete. I'm thirty years old, and I worked with my incredible mentor on this alone. My guide made sure I was secure and well-cared for for the whole hike, and the sights were breathtaking. This is an amazing experience if you're seeking a brief yet rewarding trip in the mountains. I can't say enough good things about NTA and this package.

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