Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek

Enjoy the Scenic Views in Nepal & Get the Best Discounted Offer
Book now

Poon Hill Trek Overview

Ghorepani poon hill trek is an easy to moderate level trek which would take you through some of the best scenic views in Nepal. The trek is considered by many as one of the best in Nepal as it introduces trekkers to the majestic sight of Himalayan Mountains like Fishtail, Annapurna South and Hiuchuli.

During the trek you would pass through several hamlets, villages, see snow-capped mountains, dense forests and valleys of rhododendrons. While passing villages like Magar, Ullari and Banthanti you can have an interaction with the Gurung people and enjoy the traditional Nepalese hospitality.

On the Poon Hill trek you would be walking up a distance of upto 40 km in a duration of 4 to 5 days. You would save enough time after trekking to roam around the sites like Pokhara Valley, Tikhedhunga and others where you’d make a stay. At the Poon Hill you would witness a magical sunrise as well as the peaks of Himalayan ranges like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Annapurna and several others.

Highlights of Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek

Maximum altitude: 3200 metres

Duration: 7 days long expedition

Trekking distance: almost 40 kms

Trail type: Easy to Moderate

Rail head: Raxaul Railway Station in Bihar, India

Airport: Tribhuvan International Airport

Snow Season: December to February

Base camp: Pokhara

Best season: Spring ( March to May)

Region: Annapurna region of Nepal

Who can participate: 10 + years old

...Read More

Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7

  • On the first day of Ghorepani poon hill trek you will arrive at the Kathmandu Airport and tranferred to the hotel.

  • You would spend the rest of the day at the hotel and prepare yourself for a good trek ahead.

...Read More

What to Pack for Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek
  • Backpack- Start the preparations for your Poon Hill trek by finding yourself a suitable pair of trekking shoes, a backpack with a capacity of 50-70 litres.

  • Clothes- Pack yourself synthetic clothes instead of cotton t-shirts/tops, thermal wears and a padded jacket with a hood.

  • Other Items- If you're planning to trek during the winter seasons then pack sunglasses, suncap, hand gloves, wollen cap and 3 to 4 pairs of socks.

Essentials

  • Toiletaries - Carry a light toilet kit stuffed with miniature size products like toothbrush, deodorant, moisturizer, lip balm, toilet roll, toothpaste and don’t overload shampoos or soaps.

  • Medical Kit- Make sure to pack a personal medical kit consisting of aspirin, band-aid, anti-diarrhea medicine, cough & cold medicine, anti- AMS medicine like Diamox or Acetylzolamide.

  • Other Items- Other essential items like a macthbox/lighter/ torch, large ziploc bags, 1 litre or large water bottles, small folding knife, binoculars and large disposable sacks.

  • Documents- Don’t forget to carry essential documents like original photo identity cards like aadhar, voter id, etc.

...Read More

Know Before You Go to Poon Hill Trek

How to Reach
Trekking routes
Important Tips for trekkers

  • By Air- The quickest way to reach Pokhara is by booking a flight to the Tribhuvan International Airport located in Kathmandu. You can take a cab/taxi or a domestic flight to Pokahara, where the Ghorepani poon hill trek would begin.

  • By Bus & Train- The other way to reach Pokhara is by booking a train upto Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, taking a bus further to Sonauli and thereafter to Pokahara.

...Read More

FAQs

How long is the Poon Hill Trek?

The Poon Hill trek is a 5-7 long day expedition that would require you to cover a distance of 35.9 km during the journey at an altitude of 3200 metres.

How difficult is Poon Hill Trek?

The difficulty level of the Ghorepani poon hill trek is between easy to moderate, but even experienced trekkers would enjoy the trek.

Which is the best season of Poon Hill Trek?

The best season to go on the trek is during the months between March and May or between September and November. The months of May and June are suitable for the trek as well but it rains heavily at the hills during these months, so it is advised to be careful. During December the temperature drops to sub-zero, if you can bear the cold then the month is suitable for the trip as well.

What is the highest altitude of Poon Hilll trek?

The highest altitude of Poon Hill is 3193 metres, but from the hillpoint you can enjoy views of the snow-capped mountains like Mt.Dhaulagiri (8167m.), TukuchePeak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.) , etc.

What is Poon Hill famous for?

Poon Hill is a lower altitude situated hill and a popular destination for trekkers in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It’s renowned for its beautiful scenic surroundings which include many important mountain ranges of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Tukuche Peak and Nigiri.

Is Poon hill trek worth doing in november?

Yes, during the early November Poon Hill witnesses Autumn season. You would enjoy a suitbale temperature of upto 15 degrees Celcius in the day for trek and drops slightly at nights.