Short Poon Hill Trek

Trip Information
  • Trip Duration 2 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Type Trekking and Tour
  • Accommodation Lodge Trek(Tea House)
  • Transport Tourist Bus

Short Poon Hill Trek 2 Days Itinerary and Best Price 2024

The Short Poon Hill Trek is one of Nepal's best short classic treks that gives you access to the beautiful Annapurna region. The Poon hill trail explores the lower part of the Annapurna Conservation Area. The trail connects you to the local families from different communities like Gurungs, Magars, Thakalis, etc. The Poon hill trekking route is well made and extremely beautiful as most of it passes by rhododendron forests. Trekking to Poon hill in the spring season is the best time to enjoy blooming forests.

Short Poon Hill Trek Also known as the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, this trekking package is a great family adventure activity. The trail is easy, so all the members of the family can participate in it. The trekkers only have to be good in health and can walk 6 hours a day to do Ghorepani and Poon hill trek. Likewise, Poon hill hiking is also widely known as one of the best short treks in Nepal. The snow-covered mountain views, beautiful landscapes, and overnight stays in fine mountain villages are some of the highlights of this trek. 

After a long adventurous day, you get to spend a comfortable night in villages along the way. The accommodation will be simple but very convenient. You will walk past villages like Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, etc. Poon hill is situated above the Ghorepani village. The sunrise from this viewpoint is phenomenal and comes with stretching 270 degree views of the western Himalayan mountains. Mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Gangapurna, Tukuche, etc, are seen during the Short Poon Hill Trek.

You can book a seat in our Short Poon Hill Trek 2024 spring/autumn departure as our bookings are open. Moreover, you can also do Poon hill trekking in the winter season. So, you can also do the booking for the Short Poon Hill Trek 2024/2025 winter departure. As one of our very experienced trekking guides will accompany you during the trek, you can expect a safe venture with us. 

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Major Highlights

  • A classic short trek with a gentle pace, perfect for beginner trekkers and family holidays
  • People of any age can do the Poon hill trek
  • Beautiful and well-made trekking route via lush rhododendron forests
  • Walk via lovely mountain villages and meet with people from communities like Magar, Gurung, etc
  • Escape from your daily life and rejuvenate in the Annapurna Himalayas
  • Witness stunning western Himalayan mountains and diverse landscapes
  • Catch a gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill with snow-capped mountain views
Itinerary
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Drive to Ulleri (1960m, 3-4 hrs) and trek to Ghorepani (2850m, 4-5 hrs), evening enjoy sunset view from Ghorepani (LD)

  • Max. Altitude: 2874 m
  • Day tour time:6-7 hour
  • Accommodation:Tea house Lodge

Morning about 5 Am about Trek to Poon Hill (3210m. - 2 hrs) and enjoy the sunrise view over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range and back ghorapani after breakfast Trek down to Ulleri (4 hrs) and then drive to Pokhara (3 - 4 hrs) (BL)

  • Max. Altitude: 2,850m
  • Day tour time:5-6 hrs
What's Included
  • Airport picks up and Drop by private car/van/bus.
  • Your standard meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking.
  •  By car/Jeep from Pokhara to trek starting point and trek ending point to Pokhara.
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP) permits.
  • Trekker's Information Management System (TIMS) card fees.
  • Duffle bag if necessary.
  • All our government taxes, vat, official expenses & service charges
What's not Included
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic Drinks.
  • Tipping (expected by guides and porters, but not mandatory)
Departure Dates
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Start DateTuesdayApr 23, 2024End DateWednesdayApr 24, 2024PricePriceUS $300StatusAvailabilityAvailable
Start DateThursdayApr 25, 2024End DateFridayApr 26, 2024PricePriceUS $300StatusAvailabilityAvailable
Start DateSaturdayApr 27, 2024End DateSundayApr 28, 2024PricePriceUS $300StatusAvailabilityAvailable
Start DateMondayApr 29, 2024End DateTuesdayApr 30, 2024PricePriceUS $300StatusAvailabilityAvailable
Useful Information

Best Time to do Short Poon Hill Trek

The Short Poon hill trek is possible to do all year round. However the best time is Spring Season (from March to May) as the weather remains stable, the days are sunny and warm and you will be walking through blooming rhododendron forests with stunning mountains views. Another ideal time for the Short Poon Hill Trek is autumn season (Sept- Nov). During this time the weather is good and the views are clear. Monsoon and winter are least preferred seasons due to chances of bad weather condition. But during monsoon and winter season, the trekking trails are not much crowded. So it’s your entire wish to pick any month to do the short Poon Hill Trek.

Gears and Equipment for the Short Poon Hill Trek

To do the Short Poon hill trek, you need to be prepared by packing the right trekking gears. The following are the most necessary equipments to pack for your Short Poon hill Trek:

  • Down jackets, trekking trousers, socks, inner wears, T-shirts
  • Trekking boots, gloves, scarf, hat, sun glasses
  • Sleeping bags, Trekking poles
  • Sunscreen cream, lip balm, moisturizer, face wipes
  • Charger, cameras, cell phone, power banks, head lights
  • Extra money, medical kits and water purification tablets.

These are the most necessary equipments for your Short Poon hill Trek. You can carry your other valuable equipments that you need.

How hard is the Short Poon Hill Trek?

The short Poon hill trek is a short and an easy trek that can be finished within 2 days. People with normal physical fitness can do this trek. This is also a perfect trek for beginners. It is an easy trek with no risk of altitude sickness.

Travel Insurance for Short Poon Hill Trek

It is highly recommended for trekkers to have good travel insurance. The trek is easy but also sometimes unexpected incident might happen during the trek. The travel insurance should cover medical services and emergency rescues during the trek. This will make you feel safe and comfortable during your Short Poon Hill Trek.

Teahouses/ Lodges in the Short Poon Hill Trek

There are several teahouses and lodges in the Short Poon hill trek. The lodges are standard and offer good facilities. The rooms are clean and provide comfortable bed, warm blanket pillows and great scenery from window. The toilets and bathrooms are also clean and have facility of hot shower.

Meals available in the lodges

You will have varieties of delicious meal on the lodges/ teahouses during your Short Poon hill Trek. The menus have varieties of dishes from local Nepalese food to western continental cuisines. You can enjoy delicious and hygienic foods and drinks as per your wish.

Tipping on Short Poon Hill Trek

The tips are not included in your package. So it is completely your wish and choice. It is not compulsory to give the tips to the guide and porters during your short Poon Hill trek. However, you can give the tips to the guide and porters if you loved their services and company. You can give the tips can be in form of gifts or money. If you find their services good then you can give tip at the last day of trek which will make them happy.

Guides and Porters for Short Poon Hill Trek

You can do the Short Poon Hill trek without a guide and porter. But it is always good have professional guides and porters by your side during the trek. Guide will help you lead the trek and show you the best trekking route and explain you about the history and cultures of the region. While porter can carry your bag throughout the trek and keep it safe and this will make your trekking journey comfortable. Welcome Nepal treks provide the highly professional, caring reliable and responsible guide and porter for your Short Poon Hill Trek.

Is Short Poon Hill trek good for family trip?

The Short Poon hill Trek is a good family trekking trip to do in Nepal. As the trip is short and safe and is suitable for children. The trek is very short and offers beautiful views, amazing cultures, fresh environment and unique lifestyles. Trekkers can enjoy the nature and culture of the Annapurna region. With the right planning and safety precautions you can enjoy your short Langtang valley trek with family members. The 2 days Short Poon Hill Trek is an adventurous and delightful trek that is one of the best family trekking trips in Nepal.

Permits for the Short Poon Hill Trek

You need two trekking permits for the Short Poon Hill Trek. One is Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) card.

Why to do Short Poon hill trek?

The short Poon hill Trek is one of the most popular and easy short trekking in Annapurna region of Nepal. The trek offers panoramic mountains views, traditional Villages, fascinating lifestyle, unique culture, rhododendron forests, and rare flora and fauna. The magical moment is when you will witness beautiful sunrise and sunset views over the stunning Himalayas. The trek is suitable for family trekking trip. The 2 days Poon hill trek is perfectly designed for the trekkers who want to witness great mountains views and experience Himalayan lifestyle within very short days.

Why Welcome Nepal Treks for the Short Poon Hill Trek

Welcome Nepal Treks offers a wonderful short Langtang valley trek package to the customers at a very reasonable price. We advise you to do the trek with us as we are well experienced trekking agency. We are the wonderful team of professionals and high quality services to our customers. We can also customize your itinerary of the Short Poon Hill Trek as per your requirements. We highly care for the safety of our customers and make them satisfied with our services. Join us, create beautiful memories and have a lifetime experience of the short trekking adventure in Nepal.

FAQs
  • Q1. Do we find money exchanges during the Short Poon hill Trek?

    Although Poon Hill is quite famous, it is still within a remote village area. So, don't expect to find money exchanges in such a place. You need to carry the Nepalese currency. You can easily exchange your money in Kathmandu or Pokhara before beginning the Short Poon hill trek.

  • Yes, you can buy trekking gears for the Short Poon hill Trek in Nepal. There are many shops at Kathmandu offering the best trekking gears at the best prices. You can find stores that offer trekking clothes, footwear, backpacks, sleeping bags, trekking poles, camping equipment, and other necessary trekking items. You can rent or buy the trekking equipment.

  • Yes, it is possible to do the Short Poon hill trek without the guide. However, we suggest you to do the trek with the professional guides as you might not know the best routes and wouldn’t be familiar with the new places. It will be very much easier to do the short Annapurna base camp trek with the knowledgeable guides.

  • It is not compulsory to hire the porters for the Short Poon hill trek. It depends on the weight of the bags. If you can carry the bags by yourself then it is not necessary to hire the porter. The trekking bags might be heavy, and it would be uncomfortable to carry them throughout the trek. So, we recommend having the porter for the short Poon hill trek. It is your choice!

  • Poon hill is the highest point of the trek at 3210 meters.

  • Since Poon hill lies at a lower altitude, there is very rare chance of getting Altitude Mountain Sickness on Short Poon hill Trek.

  • Yes, it is always better to carry some extra money with you while doing the Short Poon hill Trek. It is a good idea to bring some local currency to pay for any additional services you need during the trek. It is important to have cash on hand.

  • The short poon hill trek is a very easy and safe trekking adventure of 2 days. Even if in case something happens, welcome Nepal treks will help the trekkers and provide full security throughout the trek. Our guides carry the medical kits and help you in any kind of difficulties.

  • Yes, cell phone reception is good throughout the short poon hill trekking trail through Ncell/NTC network coverage. You can expect to have cell phone signal in most of the areas. However, the signal may not be very strong or consistent in some areas.

  • The short poon hill trek is one of the best and classic short treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The short poon hill trek is a perfect family trekking package. The sunrise views over the Himalayas, charming villages, unique cultures, diverse landscapes, are the specialties of the short poon hill trek. Overall, the short Poon Hill Trek combines breathtaking mountain views, cultural immersion, and a shorter duration, making it a perfect choice for trekkers looking for the trek in the Himalayas within a limited time.

  • Yes, the short Poon Hill Trek is definitely worth it for several reasons. The short poon hill trek is an easy trip which is suitable for the beginners. The short trek shows you the natural beauty of Annapurna region. Watching the sunrise from Poon Hill is a breathtaking experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. The trek takes you through traditional Gurung and Magar villages, where you can interact with the friendly locals, learn about their unique cultures and traditions. Overall, the Short Poon Hill Trek offers a rewarding and memorable experience.

  • Yes, Welcome Nepal Treks let the clients to customize the itinerary of the Short Poon hill trek according to their preferences. We will make sure to meet our customer’s needs and requirements and make them satisfied.

  • Yes, you can do the last-minute booking of the short Poon hill trek. We accept your last-minute booking. It should be done at least before one day prior to the trip departure date.

  • You will get the refund if you cancel the booking of Short Poon hill trekking package. But you will be charged the amount of cancelation. However, the cancelation should not be too late. For example, if you are going for the trek tomorrow and have already paid for the package then you will not even get the refund as it will be too late.