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Trip Highlights

  • Short Trek in Annapurna region.
  • Breathtaking sunrise view from Poonhill.
  • Panoramic views of mountains such as Annapurna, Himchuli, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machapurchare.

Trip Facts

  • Trip Mode :
    On Lodge / Teahouse
  • Trekking Grade  :
    Easy
  • Trekking Duration :
    3 nights and 4 days
  • Highest Elevation :
    3210m at Poonhill
  • Season :
    September to November, and March to May

Trip Overview

The Poonhill trek is a short and adventurous trip around the Annapurna Region. 

Poonhill trek covers two famous village in the Annapurna region, which include Ghorepani, and Ghandruk. With mesmerizing views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges, the trip moves through one of the most pristine and culturally rich circuits across Western Nepal. The trip is ideal for novice and amateur trekkers alike, with comfortable climbs and several organized accommodations available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On a side note, have your cameras fully charged for the third day of the trek, as you will have plenty of opportunities to capture some of the best views of the towering mountains of the Himalayas. Above all, you will surely not want to miss the enchanting view of the sunrise from Poonhill.

Why Poonhill Trek

The Poonhill trek is a popular trek in the Annapurna region. The trek offers an astonishing sunrise view from the Poonhill region, which is a popular viewpoint for local and international adventurers alike. Additionally, the beautiful and scenic village of Ghorepani is also a part of this circuit, from where you can witness breathtaking views of  the enchanting Machhapurchare mountain.

What’s included?

  • Accommodation on full board during hiking on local lodges
  • Transportation by public vehicle
  • Guide

What to expect in Poonhill Trek?

Poonhill trek offers excellent panoramic views of Himalayan ranges right in from of your eyes. The accommodation facilities in local lodges are owned by indigenous locals. From historic Buddhist monasteries to traditionally built houses, accompanied by pristine nature and indigenous culture, the Poonhill Trek can offer an escape from the chaos and predictable facets of modern lifestyle, and give you a chance to marvel at the wonders of nature.

Detailed Itinerary

Day
Destination
Altitude
Day 01
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri

The day starts with a drive to Nayapul. From here, our trek begins towards Birethanti. Then, passing through the local villages, teahouses, lush green rolling hills, and rivers, we move towards Ulleri. The day mostly contains uphill walk to Ulleri. Upon reaching the village, we get to enjoy the magnificent view of the south face of Mt. Annapurna (7219m) along with Hiunchuli (6441m)

1960m
Day 02
Trek to Ghorepani

Mesmerizing views of Dhaulagiri and Tukuche are up for store on this day. With mostly uphills, Ghorepani is reached passing through Nangethanti.

2874m
Day 03
Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Ghandruk

The morning sunrise from Poonhill will surely shine upon the gloomy feeling. Therefore, we begin our hike early before sunrise to the top of Poonhill. We enjoy the striking view of the rising sun on the horizon over the wide range of Himalayan peaks including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Macchapuchre. Filled with joy, the trek will then descend towards Ghandruk, a famous village in the Annapurna region via Ghorepani.

1939m
Day 04
Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

The final day of the trek starts with a 2-hour descent towards Nayapul through terraced fields and the ever-changing traditional Gurung villages. From here, the drive to the marvelous city of Pokhara begins, which is about an hour long.

830m

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