Poon Hill Trek 5 Days

  • Dec 19, 2019
  • Ishwar Pyakurel
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Poon Hill Trek 5 days is one of the shortest and interesting treks among the spectacular treks in Nepal. You can complete this Poon Hill trek in 5 days and in this short time you get to collect the memories of a lifetime. On this trip, you will catch the awesome views of varied terrain and Himalayas.

This trek is for those trekking enthusiasts who are in short in time but intend to enjoy the most in this short trip. This trek brings enough enthusiasm and spirit for exploring natural beauty. Once in this trek, you will realize that the exotic views of the natural beauty lie in the sweat-filled walks and hard climbs.

The final destination of Poon Hill Trek is at Poon Hill itself which lies at 3,210 m from sea level. Once there you can see a splendid view of different mountains of Annapurna Himalayan range. And this will be your must relishing time at Poon Hill. You can be closer to the crisp nature where you can breathe cool wind of ice and contentment.

Also known as Annapurna sunrise trekking and Annapurna panorama trekking in Nepal, you can complete this trek with a moderate level of fitness. It is among the easy trek with the scenario of the ethnic village in the tranquil environment. The evergreen hiking trail leads you to the wonderful traditional ethnic villages of Gurung and Magar people.

As this is an easy trek along the well-maintained trails of the Annapurna Base Camp trek, you do not necessarily have to be an experienced trekker to join this trip. Any trekking enthusiast, either novice or experienced can opt for this trek with basic fitness and trekking desire.

Plus, Poon hill trek is open for independent trekkers as well. If you want to enjoy this trek on your own and wish to walk and explore nature alone, then you can do solo trekking as well. It is among the safest trails in the region where you will feel less difficulty even if you go solo trekking.

The peak seasons to trek to this region is during Spring and Autumn where you will be able to enjoy the nature at its best. During the trek, you will walk through the heart of blooming rhododendrons and magnolias during the spring season. And in these seasons, you will feel the moderate temperature with stable weather conditions that offer the clearest views.

Whereas this trek is doable in the summer and winter as well where you need to be extra prepared than in the peak seasons. Because the weather could add hurdle through your trek. But with proper preparation and physical with mental preparedness, this trek will be awesome throughout the year.

To do this trek, you will enter inside the Annapurna Conservation Area Project and follow the trails of the Annapurna Base Camp trek. So, you need two different permits i.e. ACAP permit and TIMS card to trek into this region. You need to obtain these permits at Nepal Tourism Board Kathmandu, Pokhara, or at the trailhead.

Poon Hill, the quiet and interesting trekking, fulfills your dream to see the views of the snow-filled mountain in the backdrop of a Himalayan subculture. It provides the life-time experience to you. When you will be there you can take as many photographs as you like to form the Poon hill because you will be closer to the mountains like Annapurna south, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu etc.

The trail of Poon Hill trek goes through maintained trails and the valleys, waterfalls, along with the cascading rivers and rivulets. It additionally serves splendid views of the mountainous villages, forests of superb national flower rhododendrons and typical cultures of Gurungs and their hospitality.

The outstanding landscape of the Mount Dhaulagiri and Mount Annapurna peaks from the Poon Hill viewpoint at 3190m are the most incredible scene where you will be able to dive yourself into. The sensational sunrise views from Poon Hill is just unmatchable for anyone who will make the trip to this heavenly spot. A supernaturalistic glimpse of high mountains surrounding you can be more enticing for anyone who's taking part in this awesome trek.

In addition to that, during the Poon Hill Trekking, you will be one of the witnesses of terraced slopes, most of the unique villages of Nepal, outstanding green paddy fields. Plus, the wonderful culture and lifestyle of people of the Ghorepani, Ghandruk, and Ulleri villages.

It is a famous trek as it is a short and quite smooth trek than others treks on the trails of Annapurna region. The trails pass through the Modi Khola from Kyumi and lead to Ghandruk, which you can connect through Nayapul. Poon Hill gives an opportunity to look up to the superb mountains which are above 8000m including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri and a few other such as Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre.

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Poon Hill Trek 5 Days Highlights

  • Feel and explore the serene views of the chain of snow-covered mountains on the way to Poon Hill
  • Enjoy this short and easy trek suitable for all kinds of travelers
  • Walk through forests of Oak trees and rhododendrons with the diverse animals and endangered birds
  • Become a witness of the typical and traditional culture, practices, and lifestyle of local Gurung and Magar people of Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ulleri
  • Catch the superb and outstanding panoramic sunrise glimpses of the Annapurna Himalayan ranges from Poon Hill
  • Enjoy your night in the hospitable teahouses on the trek route

Itinerary Details for 5 days Poon Hill trek

Day 01: One Hour Drive to Nayapul, trek to Ulleri (1960 meters). Walk 5-6 hours.

Your Poon Hill trek 5 days starts from Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will start your journey driving on car or van for an hour to Nayapul. Nayapul is the actual trailhead from where you hike to Ulleri which is at 1960 meters height from sea level.

You can see many local villages, a lot of tea houses, outstanding green hills, superb cascading rivers and different local people from the traditional village. You will walk approximately 4-5 hours from Nayapul to Ulleri and then you will spend overnight at the hospitable teahouse there.

Day 02: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2835 meters). Walk 6-7 hours.

The next day, you start commencing towards Ghorepani village from Ulleri. You will enjoy the outstanding natural view of the jungle during your walk from Ulleri to Ghorepani.

From Ulleri, you will feel some mind-blowing vegetations and pretty cold weather. In this scenario, you may get some superb opportunity to see the wild birds and animals. After reaching Ghorepani from Ulleri you can spend your overnight time in the cozy beds at the teahouse.

Day 03: Early Morning Hike to Poon Hill (3210 meters), Trek to Tadapani (2520 meters). Walk 5 hours.

On this 3rd day, you have to go for a hike to Poon Hill which is 3210 mt from the sea level. So, you will wake up before the dawn and proceed around 45 minutes uphill climb to the Poon Hill viewpoint.

The place offers a spectacular panoramic view of Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Nilgiri Himal, Mardi Himal, and other stunning peaks. And the stunning glimpse of sunrise from behind these peaks is the most alluring scene not to miss on this trek.

After these views, you will hike down to the teahouse at Ghorepani village and enjoy your breakfast. Then you leave for Tadapani village for the overnight stay.

Day 04: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940 meters). Walk 3-4 Hours.

On the walking through the forest of oak and rhododendron and sweet flowers, you will leave Tadapani village the next morning and reach Ghandruk village. Homestay in Ghandruk is also available and it is will be more pleasure time to spend time in the homestay of Ghandruk. You will be welcomed by the local people with typical cultures and they will entertain you with traditional dance in the evening. You can either stay in the teahouse or choose to stay in a teahouse there.

Day 05: Ghandruk to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara. Walk 4-5 hours.

On the 5th day, you will trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and you can drive to Pokhara. It will definitely be a good time on descending down through the beautiful views of Annapurna South, Fishtail and Gangapurna Mountain. You can see the superb view while following the downhill trail through the Modi Khola till Nayapul. For this day’s hike, you will walk approximately 4-5 hours.

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The General Packing Lists for Poon Hill Trek 5 Days

As mentioned above, Poon Hill trek is an easy trek but you should get ready for quite serious walking up to 6 hours per day. In this trekking, you don't need to keep complicated trekking gears like some of the expensive shoes, sticks and a dozen clothes too.

As this is a short and easy trek where you will have much favorable weather and climates unlike mountainous regions, you do not have to overpack the trekking gears. With light packing this Poon Hill Trek, 5 days is doable.

Some of the important gears you need to pack includes hiking pants, trekking socks (extra as well) socks, waterproof/ windproof jacket, Fleece/down jacket, hiking shoes, water bottle, toilet paper, sleeping bag, sunglasses, breathable underwear, towel, and basic first aid medicines.

With this light packing, you will have much easy trekking to the Poon Hill. But, if you wish to continue this trek to Annapurna Base Camp, then there are many things you need to add in this trip.

Food and Accommodation during 5 days Poon Hill Trek

Tea houses, hotels, and restaurants are easily available in the Poon Hill trek trail. There you can feel friendly and hospitable people serving with typical Nepali staple dish ie Dal Bhat with seasonal vegetables. Some of the food variations are momo, chowmein, noodles, soup, pizza, and so on. Plus, you will find ample tea houses tea, coffee, snacks, and drinks.

There various tea houses available in the trekking route normally offer a twin-sharing bedroom with a squat toilet system. They provide you with a cozy bed, blanket with a pillow. If you feel cold during the night you can ask for extra blankets as well. And, you can enjoy the heaters in the big dining halls with other fellow trekkers.

You need to understand that foods are not too expensive on the lower area of the trekking routes. But as you ascend to the highest points you may notice a rise in the cost of food and accommodations.

Lastly,

Poon Hill trek 5 days is among the first choice for those trekking enthusiasts who wish to catch the spectacular mountain views in short days. As this trek directs you to the scenic trails through typical settlements you will have much fun tie on this trek.

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