3 Days Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

  • Feb 24, 2020
  • Rajesh Thapaliya

Poon hill trek 3 days is one of the shortest treks in the Annapurna region. It is the best option for those who prefer the short trek. The trek is suitable for people of all age groups. It is a good trek for families with children.

This trek goes into the heart of the Annapurna region. Poon Hill is a hill where you can view the perfect picture of Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, and many more. You can also enjoy the view of Nilgiri, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche, and many more.

Poon hill is famous for sunrise and sunset viewing. This journey of Poon hill trek 3 days starts from Pokhara. You will walk through beautiful villages enjoying the diverse landscape. The ethnic culture of these villages will make you feel blessed. There are many tea houses, hotels and lodge available.

The pine, Oak and Rhododendron forest cover this entire Annapurna region. In peak season, this whole area is full of people. This trail is a mixture of terraced farmlands, Bamboo forests, and ridges. From these ridges, you will have cinematic experience of mountains.

This trek is also known as Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. Your maximum elevation for this Poon hill trek 3 days is 3210m. There is no risk of any altitude sickness. This trek comes under the premise of the Annapurna Conservation Area.

You will start this journey from Pokhara. If you are here in Kathmandu, then you will take a bus or car to reach Pokhara. It is a 6 hours journey to Pokhara. Your trek journey will start from Nayapul. You will hike up to Tikhedhunga. The route is amazing.

From Tikhedhunga you will hike up to Ghorepani and stay there. You will reach Poon Hill the next day and the same day you will return back to Pokhara.

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Ghorepani Poon hill trek
View from Poon hill

 

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Highlights of this Poon hill trek 3 days

  • Explore beautiful Magar village.
  • Sunrise and sunset from Poon hill.
  • Tea houses and lodges are well-facilitated.
  • Beautiful landscape with rice fields and waterfalls.
  • Short and comfortable trek in the Annapurna region.
  • Walkthrough the forest of Pine, Oak, and Rhododendron.
  • Enjoy the Panoramic view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and many more.

Best time to visit Poon hill

Ghorepani Poon hill trek
Ghorepani

This trek takes your short time and it does not get too high. The greatest height is 3210m. So, every season is favorable for this short Poon hill trek 3 days. But, there are some popular seasons that you would like to follow.

September to November

This is the most popular season for any trek in Nepal. Poon hill trek 3 days falls under the same category. This is the busiest season. This is the holiday season in Nepal. It is a suitable season because it is the beginning of the winter season.

You will see green vegetation and snow-capped mountains all around you. Everything is clean and clear. It is the perfect season to travel around this part of Nepal. The weather is perfect for all age groups.

March to May

This is the second-best season for this trek. It is the Spring season. The environment is colorful. Rhododendron is everywhere. The scent of blooming flowers makes your journey enjoyable.

The environment is clean. The skies are bright and sunny. Everything seems lively. The days are longer and warmer. You can enjoy all the beautiful things.

What to expect from this trek?

Ghorepani poon hil trek
Ghorepani Poon hill trek lodge

This is a short and comfortable trek. The journey is uphill. You can rest every time you feel tired because there are many tea houses and lodges.

There are a few narrow alleyways in this journey. This journey does not need your prior experience. Tea houses and lodges are well equipped in this area. They provide you Nepali local food as well as Western cuisine. Hotels provide hot showers and wifi.

You need to carry some cash because ATMs may be available. As you move higher, you need to pay more for food and accommodation. The local people have great hospitality. They will help you in any situation.

You will enjoy the culture, tradition, and lifestyle. Panoramic view of Annapurna, Maachhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and many more. It is a little adventure in its own way.

Itinerary of Poon hill trek 3 days

Ghorepani Poon hill trek
Ghorepani Poon hill trek map

This easy and comfortable trek of Poon hill has some basic itinerary. You will start the journey from Nayapul and end at Pokhara.

Day 01: Nayapul to Tikhedhunga

This is the first day of Poon hill trek 3 days. From Pokhara, you will go to Nayapul. You can reach Nayapul by jeep or local bus. This journey takes 2 hours.

It is 42 kilometers from Prithivi Chowk to Nayapul. During this drive, you will pass through beautiful Lumle village. This village has several historic temples. People are friendly here. After a few minutes, you will reach Nayapul.

Your trekking part will start from this place. Your destination for today is Tikhedhunga. The trek is easy and you will start the journey uphill. After walking a few hours the roads turn into trails. You need to follow Modi Khola.

Following the Modi Khola, you will pass the Rhododendron forest. You will cross the small stream in the way. The view of a mountain range, waterfalls, and dense forest will hypnotize. After half an hour, you will cross Birethanti. You will reach Tikhedhunga in no minute. You will stay here tonight.

Day 02: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

After having a tasty breakfast, you will continue yours towards Ghorepani. This is the second-day of Poon hill trek 3 days tour. Today you need more focus and energy. It may be a difficult trek than yesterday.

It is a 6 to 7 hours trek journey. You will pass through several villages and settlements. This is a beautiful part of this journey. You will pass the beautiful village and forests. The views are captivating.

You will pass through villages like Ulleri, Banthanti, and Nangge Thanti. Banthanti is Magar village. From this village, you will see a clear picture of Machhapuchhre. You will only reach Nangge Thanti after crossing the small river. You should climb to reach Nangge Thanti.

A few minutes later, you will reach Ghorepani. Ghorepani was horse water pointing place. This village lies within the Annapurna Conservation Area. Enjoy the majestic Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and many more. This village has many hotels and guest houses. You will stay here today.

Day 03: Ghorepani to Poon Hill and back to Pokhara

Poon hill trek 3 days ends here. You will reach Poon hill today. Enjoy the magnificent view of sunrise from Poon hill. A lot of people are present here to enjoy this moment.

It will take you 45 to 50 minutes to reach Poon Hill from Ghorepani. You will be seeing is an unbelievable picture in front of your eyes at the top of poon hill. The first sight of the Sun on the far horizon is an extraordinary moment for you.

This is the moment you have been waiting for. Click as many photos as you like. Take a selfie too. You will only stay here for a while. After this, you have to descend towards Nayapul. You will follow the same route as earlier.

You will enjoy these natural beauties for the last time on this journey. From Nayapul you will take jeep or bus and return to Pokhara. Now it's time to enjoy the beauty of Pokhara. It is famous for Phewa lake and Machhapuchhre.

There are various other places that you can roam around. Enjoy the nightlife of Pokhara. Pokhara is the tourist hub of Nepal. Buy some goods for your friends and family.

Other short treks from Pokhara

Ghorepani Poon hill trek
Mardi Himal trek

If you have more than 3 days or want to explore more of these regions then here are a few suggestions.

Ghandruk village trek

Ghandruk village is a beautiful village in the Annapurna region. It is an indigenous Gurung settlement. The culture, tradition, and lifestyle of Gurung people are all over this village. It is an easy gateway to Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

This village rests in the lap of mighty Annapurna. You will enjoy the rural vibe in this village. The diversity in farms, vegetation, forests is captivating and unique. The architecture of hotels and houses is traditional with modern flavor. It is an easy trail to follow. There are no high steps to climb in. No issues of altitude sickness.

This village is promoting rural tourism. Tourism is a major source of income for people around here. There is no need to worry about food and accommodation in this village. In the middle of this village, you can explore the Gurung museum. You can know about the ethnic culture and traditions of Gurung people.

Dhampus village trek

This is another popular village in the Annapurna area. Dhampus village is also a small Gurung settlement. It is on the northern side of Pokhara.

Dhampus village is the perfect place for night stay. It is also popular for sunrise and sunset viewing. This village is special because you can see Pokhara valley from here. Not only Pokhara valley but Phewa lake and World Peace Stupa.

Your trek starts from Phedi. It is a 30 minutes ride from Pokhara to Phedi. Annapurna arrange is all around you through this village. High mountains and greenery are inviting you. Everything is clear and perfect.

Sarangkot trek

It is a 3-hour journey to Sarangkot from Pokhara. The trip is popular for an overnight stay. It is popular for viewing sunrise and sunset. The mesmerizing view of Himalayas and Phewa lake makes you nostalgic.

The view of the first sunlight far on the horizon is an unbelievable experience. You will experience the panoramic view of Pokhara from Sarangkot. Phewa lake and snow-capped are also visible from here.

It is popular for adventure tourism too. It is a paragliding spot. You can fly over Phewa lake and Pokhara valley while paragliding. If you are adventurous enough you can try it too. Otherwise, watch other people fly. From here, you can continue your journey to Dhampus.

Naudanda hike

It lies at the height of 1600m. It is a short hike from Pokhara. The trek follows the route of Sarangkot. Naudanda is a small village in the Kaski district.

It is one of the best places to experience rural life in Nepal. It is a Gurung village. You can experience the Gurung lifestyle and culture from very close. There is a spectacular view of the mountains, Phewa Lake, paragliding, and high hill terrace farming from here.

Panchase trek

It is at a distance of 28 kilometers from Pokhara. It is one of the popular short treks in this region.

This village is smiling from the lap of Himalayas. It attracts the tourist due to its pristine beauty. This village is full of diverse landscapes, historical and cultural backgrounds. It is a place for different endangered bords around the world.

Panchase village is rich in biodiversity. This village is also a source of Phewa Lake. It is full of sub-tropical forests. Lush green vegetation covers this village. Mount Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Makalu, and many other mountains are visible from this village.

Rhododendron forest adds more beauty to its trails and the village itself. This village is also a source for rivers like Seti, Jare, and few others.

Begnaskot hiking

Begnaskot hiking is another option for short trek enthusiasts. Begnaskot hiking is beautiful towards the northeastern side of Pokhara valley.

It is a peaceful trekking route because it is less explored. Few people know about this route, you can take advantage of this reason and explore this region more. This hike offers you different varieties in every aspect.

Everything is unique here. People, culture, landscape, and many more. You will pass through different beautiful villages. The view of mountains, hills, lakes will make you hungry for more nature.

The major activities here are agriculture and fishing. On top of this hill, there is a beautiful temple. It is the Begnaskot temple. This trek starts from Begnas lake. You can enjoy boating in Begnas Lake.

Sirubari village tour

Sirubari homestay tour
Home stay tour

It is a beautiful village in the Syangja district. The village is located in south-west region from Pokhara. It is famous for homestay settlements.

September and June is the best time. Enjoy various traditions, festivals, and natural beauty throughout this journey. Houses here built through local materials. Your trek starts from Arjunchaupari, Pokhara.

It offers you a majestic view of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and many more. The hospitality of this village will forever be in your memories.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What types of food and accommodation are available during this trek?

  • You should not worry about food and accommodation during this trek. Hotels and lodges are available in good numbers. They are well-facilitated. From wifi to a hot shower, everything is available.

What are the essential permits for this trek?

  • You need to carry two essential permits for this journey. They are the Annapurna Conservation Area permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS). ACAP costs you NPR 3000 and NPR 1000 for SAARC nationals. It is NPR 100 for Nepalese citizens.

TIMS costs NPR 1000 for group trekkers and NPR 2000 for individual trekkers. For SAARC nationals the cost is NPR 300 (group trekkers) and NPR 600 (individual trekker).

How costly is this trek?

  • Your expense maybe $ 10-15 per day. If you want anything special and luxurious the cost may increase. This short trek is not much expensive.

So what are you waiting for? We offer this short and exciting trek package in Annapurna Region at a reasonable cost. Read further for the detailed itinerary and other information about this trek and contact us for more details.

Rajesh Thapaliya

Rajesh Thapaliya

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