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Poon Hill Trek (9 Days)


  • Poon Hill Trekking is very beautiful budget trekking

    Poon Hill Trekking is very beautiful

  • Poon Hill Trekking is the most demanded trek of the decade budget trekking

    Poon Hill Trekking is the most demanded trek of the decade

  • Poon Hill Trekking in Nepal budget trekking

    Poon Hill Trekking in Nepal

  • Poon hill trek is the most adored short treks in Nepal . budget trekking

    Poon hill trek is the most adored short treks in Nepal .

  • Ghandruk as well is rejoiced by many and no doubt will be loved by you as well. budget trekking

    Ghandruk as well is rejoiced by many and no doubt will be loved by you as well.

  • Poon hill that is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal budget trekking

    Poon hill that is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal


Poon Hill Trek is the most adored short treks in Nepal. The name of the trek comes from a hilltop namely Poon hill that is located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The hill gets its name from the the local community of Poon which surrounds the hills and the foot hills. The hill is around 3210 meters from the sea level and has no settlement on the top of the knoll and is just a viewpoint for the mountain panorama of the Annapurna.

The trail that leads in and out to the final destination is what makes the Poon hill trek very beautiful and the most demanded trek of the decade. The trail is entirely inhabited and every settlement exhibits significant lifestyle, culture, tradition and hospitality. The cultural part aside, you traverse through dense forest of rhododendron that blooms in every hue at time of spring. Walking on the trails of Poon hill trek is as well walking on the historical trail that was once used by the merchants of silk route trade.

Why Poon Hill Trek ?

  • It is easy trek 
  • It is a short trek and can be completed within a week. 
  • It showcases beautiful Gurung culture. 
  • You will not have altitude sickness. 
  • You will see 2 of the 8 highest mountains in Nepal.
  • Living in the homes of indeginous people. 

Is this trek for me ?

  • Yes, if you are senior citizen, or young at age, or travelling with your family, or have less or no physical activities
  • Yes, if you have lack of time. 
  • Yes, if you are in budget 
Short Itinerary:

Day 1Arrival in Kathmandu
Day 2Trek Preparation and Shopping
Day 3Kathmandu - Pokhara
Day 4Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (1,540m/5,052ft) 1.5 hours
Day 5Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2,810m/9,220ft) 6 – 7 hours
Day 6Ghorepani to Tadapani(2,630m/8,629ft) 5 - 6 hours
Day 7Tadapani to Ghandruk(1940m/6,365ft) 4 – 5 hours
Day 8Ghandruk to Pokhara(820m/2,690ft) 4 – 5 hours hike , 1.5 hours drive
Day 9Pokhara to Kathmandu(6 hours drive)
Best Seasons:
Spring(April, June, July), Monsoon(August, September, October), Summer(November, December January), Winter(February, March, April), Fall(September, October, November),
Number of Days:
9 Days
Day 1
Arrival in Kathmandu

Places Visited: Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport Hotel Prince Plaza

Activities: Briefing No Activities

You could be already in Kathmandu or you may be arriving on this very day, anyway, we welcome you to Nepal! Thank you for choosing Ghorepani Poon hill trek with The Mountain trails. On this first day we transfer you to your hotel and brief you about the trek if the time permits. You will not do much except observing the ambiance around you and get acquainted with the country. Meal Plan N/A.

Day 2
Trek Preparation and Shopping

Places Visited: Thamel

Activities: Shopping Briefing

This is an important day because today is the day when you will meet with your guide. The guide or one of our team members will be responsible for briefing you about the trek about more or less everything you need to know about Poon hill trek. After briefing we would thoroughly go through the trekking gear that you have. Furthermore, if there is anything that is not according to the trekking standard we will do last minute shopping of the trekking gears required. On the other hand one of our backend office staff will get busy preparing all the required permits and logistics. Meal plan - N/A

Day 3
Kathmandu - Pokhara

Places Visited: Thamel Bus Park Pokhara Tourist Bus Park Pokhara

Activities: Travelling on Bus Briefing Kathmandu to Pokhara bus experience

Depending upon the request of the guest and the type of trek selected we board the vehicle included in the package by 6:45 and leave Kathmandu by 7:00am. The vehicle takes around 7 hours from Kathmandu to Pokhara after multiple breaks in between. Overnight in Pokhara! Meal plan N/A

Day 4
Drive to Nayapul and trek to Ulleri (1,540m/5,052ft) 1.5 hours

Places Visited: Nayapul Tikhedhunga Ulleri Ulleri Steps

Activities: Hiking Trekking Briefing Pokhara to Nayapul journey

Driving for around 1 hour and 30 minutes we reach Nayapul. After clearing our baggage we stroll for 15 minutes to reach Birethanti and get our permits checked. We start walking gently on the jeep track and make easy ascend to Tikhedhunga. In spring we can take the opportunity to cool off the scorching heat and fatigue by swimming in one of the streams on our way to Tikhedhunga. From Tikhedhunga we will further walk to our destination of the day namely ulleri. From Tikhedhunga it will take around an hour to reach Ulleri. Overnight in Tikhedhunga. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 5
Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2,810m/9,220ft) 6 – 7 hours

Places Visited: Ghorepani Ulleri Steps

Activities: Hiking Trekking Briefing Exploring Magar villages of Annapurna

On this day we make an ascent of 1360 meters in total within 4-6 hours of trek. As it is the first big and long day of the trek we would begin slow and easy. On this very day we embark on this beautifully crafted, manmade staircase with 3500 steps, which radiates the craftsmanship of the locals residing in nearby communities. The climb on these stair is physically challenging but not technical and yet beautiful. Once we reach Ulleri we witness beautiful settlement of Magar communities; an indigenous community with unique way of life and culture. Lookout for oak and Rhododendron forest and langur monkey in their natural habitat beyond Banthanti. After the village of Banthanti we arrive at the village of Nangethanti where we stop for lunch. Finally we cross 2 crystal clear streams and a ridge before we make a final and short climb to Ghorepani. Overnight in Ghorepani. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 6
Ghorepani to Tadapani(2,630m/8,629ft) 5 - 6 hours

Places Visited: Poon Hill Tadapani

Activities: Hiking Trekking Briefing Sunrise and mountain view from Poon hill

We rise and shine early and reach to Poon hill before dawn to witness one of the most spectacular sunrise over the mountains of Annapurna. After spending brief moment on Poon hill we head down to Ghorepani to collect our bags and have breakfast before being Tadapani bound. We make our way on sheer uphill to Deurali through mesmerizing forest of Rhododendron and oak forest. The view of Annapurna gamut and the deepest gorge; Kaligandaki, awaiting in Deurali as well is worth every effort put climb. From Deurali and except for some treacherous descend the walk is smooth and crosses some streams with swimming prospect along with some beautiful waterfall. Overnight in Tadapani. Meal plan B,L,D.

Day 7
Tadapani to Ghandruk(1940m/6,365ft) 4 – 5 hours

Places Visited: Ghandruk

Activities: Hiking Trekking Briefing Exploring the traditional village of Ghandruk

We make only descends and about 720m in 3-4 hours. The entire trail is inside the deep and dense forest of Rhododendron and oak, this forest is home to several species of birds, butterflies, animals and vegetations. The trails on lush green forest opens up to one of the most beautiful settlements of Ghandruk. Since Ghandruk is put in the itinerary to experience the himalayan culture of Gurung people we opt out to accommodate in one of the homestays rather than teahouses. We have our lunch in Ghandruk itself and observe the culture. We experience the culture best by living and eating like Gurungs of Ghandruk. Overnight in Ghandruk. Meal plan B,L,D

Day 8
Ghandruk to Pokhara(820m/2,690ft) 4 – 5 hours hike , 1.5 hours drive

Places Visited: Pokhara Birethanti Nayapul Baglung bus park Pokhara

Activities: Hiking Travelling on Bus Briefing Exploring the traditional village of Ghandruk

On this day we walk for 4-5 hours and downhill on easy and flat trails. We walk up to Kuimi and further to Syali Bazar, on and off on jeep track and old trail. Further down we take easy trail to Birethanti from where we checkout from ACAP and cross the rustic bridge and take a vehicle to Pokhara.

Day 9
Pokhara to Kathmandu(6 hours drive)

Places Visited: Pokhara Tourist Bus Park Thamel Bus Park Kathmandu Hotel Prince Plaza

Activities: Travelling on Bus Briefing Kathmandu to Pokhara bus experience

On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and get ready to head towards Kathmandu. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. Tracing the same way back we reach Kathmandu and we transfer you back at the hotel. Poon hill trek officially comes to end on this very day. Thank you for trekking in Nepal with the mountain trails!

Price :
USD 499
Note :
15 % Discount for Group Size 5 and Above
What's Included:
  • All airport and hotel transfers
  • All government and local taxes
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (National park permit, TIMS )
  • Trekking Map
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Two nights in a budget accommodation with breakfast
  • all accommodation in kathmandu
What's Not Included:
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, day backpacks, t-shirt, and trekking map
  • Excess baggage charges
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Nepal Visa fee.
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu (and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain(due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
Please make sure that you are equipped with following equipments and resuorces before you proceed for this tour package.
Checklist:
  • Sun hat or scarf.
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat.
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Under Garments
  • Hiking shorts.
  • Lightweight cotton long pants.
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms.
  • Fleece or wool pants (seasonal).
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
  • Thin, lightweight inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Hiking boots with spare laces
  • Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
  • Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp
  • T-shirts
  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
  • Down vest and/or jacket *
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)
  • Sleeping bag rated to zero DC *
  • Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag *
  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
  • Trekking Poles
  • Water bottle (2) or camel bag
  • Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
  • Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)
  • 1 medium sized quick drying towel
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturiser
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipes (baby wipes)
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Binoculars
  • Reading book
  • Trail Map/Guide book
  • Journal & Pen
  • I-pod
  • Pencils and small notebooks
  • Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
  • Modest swimsuits (for Kathmandu)

Reviews from our gratified travellers


Hoi Man Kitty

“Memorable trip in Nepal”

I have an unforgettable moment in Nepal last year! I Visited Kathmandu, Chitwan national park, Pokhara. The most enjoyable part should be the trekking trip to Poon Hill! With professional guiding, you can enjoy even you are not experienced trekker! Besides, Uzol gave me a lots traveling advises more than the trekking trip, which impressed me very much! Highly recommended!

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Christophe Ascheri Christophe Ascheri

Made my time in Nepal unforgettable

Uzol was recommended to me by a friend i met through my travels and i couldn't have been more lucky. he made the pre trek arrangement hassle free for me a was a great guide while in the mountain bringing an impressive knowledge of the local people and ways in the experience. He really made my time in Nepal unforgetable with his constant good mood and his willingness to share his passion about nepal and the mountain. My only regret is that i couldn't stay longer for an other trek.. highly reccomend their service to anyone looking for a great time in Nepal Visited February 2015

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Anna Hill

I am absolutely speechless

I am absolutely speechless, Thank you Budget Trekking it was perfect organized, lovely places to stay, awesome guide with loads of good knowledge about the mountains , very friendly porter , good food and even if it was off season and the wheather pretty harsh up in the mountains we felt perfectly taken care of! We both loved it. Thanks Budget Trekking for an unforgettable adventure in Nepal. Highly Recommended ... Cheers !!

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Nadia

Very well organised with very good services.

Very well organised with very good services. The manager kept close and timely communications with us before the trek and the guide is very experienced supported. Overall an excellent trek to Poon Hill.

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USD 499

Poon Hill Trek is the most adored short treks in Nepal. This is an all season trek that is easy on the legs and long lasting in the memories.

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Trip Highlights

  • Sunrise from Poon hill (3210 m)
  • Wearing Gurung dress in Ghandruk
  • 180 degree mountain panorama
  • Village life and home stay
  • Rhododendron blossom in season



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