Poon Hill Trek for Malaysia, Singapore People

Trip Overview


Poon Hill trek is probably the most familiar and popular hiking tour in Nepal among people from Malaysia and Singapore. Poon Hill trekking route is in the Annapurna conservation area in the western part of Kathmandu. This trekking offers a majestic view of the Himalayan range of Mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Mount Dhaulagiri and Annapurna are the seventh and tenth tallest mountain in the earth.

Apart from Himalayan views and beautiful Sunrise, Poon Hill trek also grants you to explore the distinctive flora and fauna of mountain areas and to witness a simple and happy lifestyle of mountain people.

Poon Hill trek is very popular amidst the people who have limited time but are craving to experience splendor beauty of Himalayas. This Trekking is also popular in the names of Annapurna Sunrise Trekking, Short Annapurna Trekking, and Ghorepani Trekking.

The gateway of the Poonhill trek is Pokhara. It is 200 km west of Kathmandu. From Pokhara, it takes a 1-hour drive to Nayapul. The trekking starts from Nayapul with walking along the bank of Modi Khola to reach Birethanti village. Then the trail climbs steadily up the side to reach the next village is called Tikhe Dhunga. The ascent continues getting to Ghorepani through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons. In the spring season rhododendrons bloom in the forest. Thus, at this time whole hill actually turns into the gardens of beautiful flowers mostly in red color.

Afterward, the trail moves towards Ulleri. This is the village of the Magar community. The visit of this hamlet gives different cultural experience to all. After passing this village sooner you reach Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, the hiking to Poonhill at an elevation of 3210m provides an enchanting view of the sunrise over the high Himalayas. After the visit to Poonhill, the trail again follows to the pine and rhododendron forest. Next, it passes a few other villages and brings to experience the culture of Gurung society in Ghandruk village.

In Ghandruk visit of Gurung Museum and local hospitality provide extra relish to this trip. This village also offers dazzling views of Mount Fish Tail, Mount Annapurna South, and Mount Himchuli. From Ghandruk the trail follows downhill all the way to Birethanti. It’s really exciting to stepping onto a staircase paved with stone slabs. Finally, the trekking ends at Naya Pul. Then it drives to Pokhara following to Kathmandu.

Best time of Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek can be done year-round. The best time of Poonhill Trekking is from Mid Sept to Mid Dec and from Mid Feb to mid of June in the year. During this period the daytime is sunny and warm with outstanding views. Trekking to Poon Hill in winter (Dec, Jan, Feb) is also possible but the temperature during winter could be some colder. Similarly, trekking in the summer season (June, July, Aug) may be affected by rain/monsoon.

The trip departure date of Poon Hill Trekking will be on any date in which you feel comfortable.

Note: 9 Days Poon Hill Trek is the standard trip. According to your requirements, it can be customized as well.

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