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Highlights of the Poon Hill Trek


A fabulous short trek perfect for the novice trekker
Trek to Poon Hill for fabulous views of the whole Annapurna range
Flight transfers to Pokhara avoiding an 8 hour road journey
Lodge base trek
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About the Poon Hill Trek

A fantastic starter trek taking you to the best viewpoint in Nepal to witness the Himalayan giants with your very own eyes. Great for the novice trekker or for those short on time wanting to get a real taste of the Himalaya.  

Detailed Itinerary for the Poon Hill Trek

Day 1Arrival

A Kandoo driver will  meet you at the airport when you arrive in Kathmandu, and see you to your hotel safely. After you check in, you'll have the opportunity to meet your guide for a pre-trek briefing.

Day 2Flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul, trek to Tikhedhunga

We'll get on a flight to Pokhara early in the morning, and have an opportunity to see the Annapurna region from the air. Next is a drive of approximately one hour, arriving in Nayapul.

At last, our trek really begins. With our guides and porters , we will set off on foot along the south bank of the Modi Khola, moving through sub-tropical forest. After crossing the river on a high bridge, we ascend until we reach Tikhedhunga. We will spend the night in a lodge here.

  • Elevation: From 1300 metres to 1079 metres to 1540 metres
Day 3From Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

We'll cross a deep gorge via another bridge before mounting a stone stairway all the way to Ulleri. After Ulleri our path is once again through forest, winding as it rises and falls between rhododendron and waterfalls. Machhapuchhre (sometimes called 'Fish Tail') is often visible through breaks in the trees.

In time we'll reach Ghorepani and its famous view of the Annapurna peaks and Dhaulagiri.

  • Elevation: From 1540 metres to 2780 metres
Day 4Ascent of Poon Hill, trek to Tadapani

The trail up the hill is steep, but rewarding - Poon Hill is known as one of the most impressive scenic viewpoints in Nepal, and would be worth carrying a camera for 8 days all by itself.

Afterwards we will descend to the village of Tadapani, once again through rhododendron forest.

  • Elevation: From 2780 metres to 2630 metres
  • Highest point: 3200 metres (Poon Hill)
Day 5From Tadapani to Landruk

On our way to Landruk we will pass through Ghandruk. Ghandruk is famous for its Ghurka population - many of its more prosperous members own the lodges we've been staying in on this trek.

Along the way we will be able to see Gangapurna, Annapurna South and Fish Tail, once again.

  • Elevation: From 2630 metres to 1565 metres
Day 6From Landruk to Dhampus

We'll continue along the same river valley today, arriving at Dhampus for the night. Dhampus offers dramatic views of many nearby peaks, including Machhapuchhre, Lamjung Himal and Himchuli. This will be our last night on the trail, and the Annapurna Conservation Area.

  • Elevation: From 1565 metres to 1650 metres
Day 7From Dhampus to Phedi, drive to Pokhara, flight to Kathmandu

A short hike to Phedi gives us one last bit of proper trekking, then we'll see you to your hotel in Kathmandu, after another amazing flight above this beautifully rugged country.

  • Elevation: From 1750 metres to 1079 metres to 1300 metres
Day 8Departure

We'll take you from your hotel to the airport to check-in on time for your flight home.

Though your adventure may be over, we'd love to see you again next year!

Poon Hill Trek Open Group Availability

Last Updated November 18 2017
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FAQs about the Poon Hill Trek

Q1HOW DIFFICULT IS THE Poon Hill TREK?

The Poon Hill trek is considered an easy trek that is ideal for beginners wishing to explore the Himalaya. The trek is one of the shortest offered in Nepal and only reaches an altitude of 3,210 meters. It’s a great trek for families or for people who haven’t got that much time. A very basic level of fitness is required.

Q2WHAT IS THE DISTANCE OF THE Poon Hill TREK?

This is one of the shortest treks in the region - total distance is 32 miles or 51 kilometres. You will trek on average for 5 hours per day.

Q3WHAT IS THE SCENERY LIKE ON THE Poon Hill TREK?

The scenery is one of the biggest drawcards for this trek. The diversity of landscape over a short period of time is spectacular. One minute you will be trekking through terraced rice fields, the next you will be passing by rhododendron forests and alpine areas. The whole trek is dominated by the beautiful fluted peak of Machhapuchhare and the vista at the top of Poon Hill is simply one of the best on the planet!

Q4SHOULD I BOOK IN ADVANCE?

Absolutely. This is a very popular trek as it caters to all walks of life. We suggest booking at least 1 month in advance.

Q5WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO HIKE THE Poon Hill TREK?

Whilst it is possible to hike the Poon  Hill trek all year-round, the most popular periods to trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (October to December).

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