Poonhill Trek - 5 Days

Trip Fact Information

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Duration: 05 Days

Grade: Easy

Trek Start Altitude: 1070m/3510ft

Max Altitude: 3210m/10531ft

Accommodation: Hotel, Tea House

Group Size: 2-12 people

Trek start Point: Nayapul

Daily Walking: 3-4 hrs

Best Season: Oct-Nov, Mid Mar-Mid Apr

  • Overview
  • Outline Itinerary
  • Detail Outline
  • Inclusions
  • Highlights

Poonhill 05 days trek is short trek that lets you explore the main attractions of Annapurna region. Poonhill is located at 3210m altitude, which is the maximum height that we will reach by participating in easy Poonhill trek. This trek is especially for those who are bounded by time limit.

This short trek begins from Nayapul, which we can reach after taking one hour ride from Pokhara. You will be trekking through Ghorepani route to reach Poonhill. During our trek, we will be witnessing Mountains like Machapuchhre, Hiunchuli and many more.

Day01 – Kathmandu to Pokhara to Tikhedhunga

  • Flight to Pokhara
  • 1 hr drive to Nayapul
  • 3 hrs walk to Tilkhedhunga
  • Overnight stay at Tikhedhunga

Day02 - Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

  • 5/6 hrs walk to reach Ghorepani
  • Overnight at Ghorepani

Day03 - Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani

  • 1 hr hike to Poonhill early in the morning
  • Return to hotel for breakfast
  • Head to Tadapani which is on the way to Pokhara
  • Overnight at Tadapani

Day04 - Tadapani to Ghandruk

  • 3 hrs hike to Ghandruk
  • Welcome program held by locals in Ghandruk
  • Overnight stay at Ghandruk

Day05 - Ghandruk to Pokhara to Kathmandu

  • Downhill trek to Birethanti
  • Reach Nayapul, drive to Pokhara
  • Flight to kathmandu

Day01: Kathmandu to Pokhara to Tikhedhunga 

We will take an early morning flight to Pokhara (823m) from Kathmandu (1440m). As soon as, we reach Pokhara, we catch our ride to Nayapul (1050m) which is a one hour ride. From Naypul, our trekking of Poohill (3210m) trek starts. We will walk to Tilkhedhnga (1900m) via passing a forest of blooming rhododendron. Overnight at Tilkhedhunga

Day02: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani 

On day 02, after hiking for 2 hrs we will reach Ulleri (2070m). From there, we will head for Ghorepani (2874m) crossing the Magar village of Banthanti from where we can get spectacular views of Machhapuchhre Mountain (6997m), Hiunchuli Mountain (6441m) and Annapurna South Mountain (7219m). Overnight at Ghorepani

Day03: Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani

Early in the morning, we will hike to Poonhill to see the sunrise view over Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m), Annapurna I Mountain (8091m), Annapurna II Mountain (7937m), Annapurna III Mountain (7855m), Annapurna IV Mountain (7525m), Annapurna South Mountain (729m), Nilgiri Mountain (6940m), Tukuche Mountain (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other mountains. We will return to hotel to have our breakfast and we will continue our trekking to Tadapani village (2700m). We can get views of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Fishtail and other mountains from there. Overnight stay at Tadapani

Day04: Tadapani to Ghandruk

Today’s hike is the easy one. We will walk through forest of oak, rhododendron and other alpine flowers will take us to Ghandruk. From Ghandruk viewpoint, we get striking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other Mountains. There is a home-stay in Ghandruk. We will be staying there for the night. We will be welcomed by the locals with Khada and traditional dance will be performed in evening in our honor.

Day05: Ghandruk to Pokhara to Kathmandu

We continue to hike downhill until we reach back to Nayapul through the scenic scenic route with views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail and Gangapurna Mountains. From Nayapul, we drive to Pokhara. You can stay in Pokhara and stroll around the city or fly back to Kathmandu (your choice).

Included

  • All the ground transportation by tourist vehicles
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek
  • Both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/PKR/KTM with airport tax
  • Experienced Guide with porter
  • All necessary paper works and permits
  • All our government taxes, VAT, local tax, tourist service charges

Excluded

  • All kinds of drinks in the mountain (hot, cold and alcoholic)
  • Personal equipment
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on ‘includes’ section
  • Experience the life of Nepal’s village through one night home-stay at Ghandruk
  • Get to see some of the world’s tallest mountains
  • Witness the sunrise from Poonhill