Solo Poon Hill Trek

Trip Overview


Poon Hill, at an elevation of 3,210m, is an excellent viewpoint of Himalaya scenery. It offers an opportunity to enjoy the enchanting sunrise view over the high Himalayas and also the great views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna I (8091m), Tukuche (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m).

Poon Hill trek is probably the most familiar short hiking tour in Nepal.  Poon Hill trekking route is in the Annapurna conservation area in the western part of Kathmandu.

Apart from Himalayan views and beautiful Sunrise, it also grants you to explore the distinctive flora and fauna of mountain areas and to witness the 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 to the Poonhill trek in Pokhara. It is 200 km west of Kathmandu. From Pokhara, it takes one and a half hours to 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 to 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.

At Ghandruk visit to 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.

Solo Poon Hill Trek

Solo Poon Trek is also possible. But with an experienced guide is advised. Any person without a friend, no matter the single is either male or female, can do Poon Hill Trek. Solo Poon Hill Trek will be safe and equally exciting when he/ she go for Trek with an experienced guide. During trekking, if porter also with him/her, the trekking will be much more comfortable.

In solo trek, if you have a guide he will trace you the proper route. Through the guide, you will get important information about Himalayas, village, local lifestyle, flora and fauna. Further, he will manage the mountain lodge and also if any emergency case happens, he will handle it well.

In the case of porter, it is optional. If you can carry your own all the backpack/ luggage during the entire trek, it is not compulsory. However, in the high mountains, if you have a porter if will be very comfortable for you. You will not feel more fatigued.

9 DAYS POON TREK ITINERARY

(From arrival in Kathmandu to final departure from Kathmandu)

Day 01: On your Arrival time at Kathmandu International airport, you will be met our Tour officer and he will escort you to the hotel. O/n Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, 200 km west of Kathmandu. Driving 7 hours. Evening stroll around Lake Street Market. O/n Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Naya Pul. Driving for 1 hour. Trekking to Tikhe Dhunga (Alt. 1540m/ 5005ft) or Ulleri. Walking 3 to 4 hours/ 5 to 6 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 04: Trekking from Tikhe Dhunga/ Ulleri to Ghorepani (Alt. 2860m/9295ft). Walking 6 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 05: Early morning trekking from Ghorepani to Poon Hill. Then to Tadapani. (Alt. 2630m/8548ft). Walking 6 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 06: Trekking from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft). Walking 3:30 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge
Day 07: Trekking from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m/3477ft).Walking 5 to 6 hours. Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. Driving 1:30 hour. O/n Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 08: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu. Evening farewell dinner with Nepali Cultural show. O/n Hotel in Kathmandu.
Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu, Nepal. Our tour officer will drop you at the Kathmandu international airport and see you off. End of Service.

7 DAYS POON HILL TREK ITINERARY

(From Kathmandu to Kathmandu)

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, 200 km west of Kathmandu. Driving 7 hours. Evening stroll around Lake Street Market. O/n Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 02: Drive from Pokhara to Naya Pul. Driving for 1 hour. Trekking to Tikhe Dhunga (Alt. 1540m/ 5005ft) or Ulleri. Walking 3 to 4 hours/ 5 to 6 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 03: Trekking from Tikhe Dhunga/ Ulleri to Ghorepani (Alt. 2860m/9295ft). Walking 6 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 04: Early morning trekking from Ghorepani to Poon Hill. Then to Tadapani. (Alt. 2630m/8548ft). Walking 6 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 05: Trekking from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft). Walking 3:30 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge
Day 06: Trekking from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m/3477ft).Walking 5 to 6 hours. Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. Driving 1:30 hour. O/n Hotel in Pokhara.
Day 07: Drive back from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

5 DAYS POON HILL TREK ITINERARY

(From Pokhara to Pokhara)

Day 01: Drive from Pokhara to Naya Pul. Driving for 1 hour. Trekking to Tikhe Dhunga (Alt. 1540m/ 5005ft) or Ulleri. Walking 3 to 4 hours/ 5 to 6 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 02: Trekking from Tikhe Dhunga/ Ulleri to Ghorepani (Alt. 2860m/9295ft). Walking 6 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 03: Early morning trekking from Ghorepani to Poon Hill. Then to Tadapani. (Alt. 2630m/8548ft). Walking 6 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge.
Day 04: Trekking from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft). Walking 3:30 hours. O/n in Mountain Lodge
Day 05: Trekking from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m/3477ft).Walking 5 to 6 hours. Drive from Nayapul to Pokhara. Driving 1:30 hour.

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