Poonhill Trek

Poonhill Trek

Poonhill Trek

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Poonhill Trek was, is, and will always be on the list of trekkers. Because it is packed with beautiful scenes that make your eyes happy. Above all, Poonhill is the best in the world for the trekkers who want to have one week’s vacation in Nepal. And it is during this vacation they see all the famous mountains of the Annapurna Region. Some of these mountains can be seen from the colorful villages of the Gurung and Magar people. The villages that you will reach are Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk, and the mountains that you will see are Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Fishtail, Lamjung, Himchuli, etc.

Poonhill Trek is one of the few treks that gives you the options to do the classic treks in the world. And their names are the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek, Upper Mustang Trek, and Larkya La Pass Trek. 

If you ask this question, which is the second-best trek in Nepal? The trekking agency will tell you Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Annapurna Circuit Trek. You can ask this question even to the editor of National Geographic. In the list of the world’s top ten treks, you will always find the name of the Annapurna Region, And it is in this region that Poonhill Trek takes place. 

Since this trek gives you so many options to be connected with the best treks of the Annapurna Region, including the Tilcho Lake Trek. This trek is also easy to do, and you can make it more adventurous by including the Larkya la Pass Trek or the Annapurna Circuit Trek. If you want to visit the desert area of Nepal from Poonhill, then we recommend the Upper Mustang Trek for you. 

After reading this, you will find the Annapurna Region a real trekking ground in Nepal. On the other hand, Poonhill Trek is the most scenic trek of Nepal. Both of them go side by side to meet the demands of the trekkers who love mountains; we mean the most beautiful mountains in the world.

Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the best highest rated sunshine view over the mountains in the world.
  • Walk by the breathtaking cascading waterfall along the trekking trail.
  • Stop in the middle of the largest Gurung and Magar villages in Nepal.
  • Enjoy the first easiest trek of Nepal without any preparation.

How long is the Poonhill Trek ? 

It is a 4 days trek, circuiting the small Annapurna Region. However, it can be extended up to 5 or 6 days by including more beautiful villages of the Annapurna Region like Pothana and Ulleri. As you head out to Ulleri, you are really trekking at the elevation of 2000 m plus. You will experience this on the first day of trekking from Nayapul as you ascend 3000 stone steps. It is to be remembered whether you are trekking to Ulleri or Pothana, you will be walking on hillsides. That also means you are between the valleys and hills. Both these 5 and 6 days treks include Poonhill, the famous viewpoint to see the mountains of the Annapurna Region.

How difficult is the Poonhill Trek ?

Since you will be trekking at 3000 m plus, you can imagine that you have to walk uphill and downhill. Walking at such an altitude will have some difficulties. But we don’t tell you to prepare for it for one month as we tell PreEverest Trekkers. Because the Poonhill Trek can be done even by beginners. To some of them, walking downhill might be tough. And when they have to walk 5 hours daily, this might not be their cup of tea. Above all these things, you will not be affected by Altitude Mountain Sickness. When it comes to mentioning the easy treks of Nepal, Poonhill Trek is always on the list.

Do you need a guide for the Poonhill Trek ?

When you travel with an expert, you are at the hand of a safe person who knows the local area very well. Not only that, we hire a local porter for you that will tell you the ins and outs of that place. Both of them are familiar with that place culturally. Since you are in a strange land, the help of a guide and porter cannot  be underestimated lightly. To hire them, you don’t have to pay a handsome price because they come at the most available price. And it is to be remembered that we always include the service of a guide and porter in the trek cost of Poonhill. And the most important part of our inclusion is your trekking guide comes to receive you at the airport in Kathmandu. You started to know him from the first day of your arrival. This will make things much easier for you later.

Accommodation and Meals

Tea houses mean lodges and hotels that will provide breakfast, lunch, dinner, bed, pillow, blanket, bedsheet, and table. Some of these tea houses have attached bathrooms as well as rooms that show the view of the snow-covered mountain. The rooms where you sleep are wooden-made to keep your body warm and comfortable. From the windows of these rooms, enjoy the stunning view of the mountain. Where you stay for the night will also be the place where you can enjoy the breakfast of your choice, however, lunch and dinner usually consist of rice, pulse, vegetable, pickle, and papad.

Trip Details

  Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Fly to Pokhara drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga
  • Day 03: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
  • Day 04:Trek to Poonhill and Ghandruk
  • Day 05: Trek to Saulibazar and Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 06: Fly to Kathmandu
  • Day 07: Departure


    • Upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, you will find us waiting for you outside with a signboard (your name plus our company’s name). From there, you will take you to the hotel. If you arrive before 6 PM, you will be taken to our office to have a conversation with our CEO. It has always been our pleasure to meet you, serve you, help you, and guide you in the Annapurna Region. The most pleasurable moment will be when you ask us the questions of your doubt.

    • After 20 minutes, you land in the city of lakes. It is a well-developed city, but there are many beautiful rural villages around it. Nayapul, the starting point of the trek, is one of them. We reach this village by driving. From the village, we start our trek, walking through rice fields and along the Modi River.

    • The trekking trail goes uphill in the Annapurna Conservation Area to give you the feeling of the beauties that are protected by the government of Nepal. As you head to your desired destination, there are many villages to be crossed that belong to an ethnic group known as Magar. The trekking trail that you have been following is scenic because it shows you the beautiful view of the mountains like Annapurna South, Hiunchuli,Fishtail, etc.

    • The hill is the main highlight because it shows you all the famous mountains of the Annapurna Region such as Gangapurna, Bahari Shikhar, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri Ranges, Manaslu Ranges, Tukuche Peak, Lamjung Himal, Fishtail, Annapurna South, including Annapurna I, II, III, IV. From the viewpoint of Poonhill to Ghandruk, it is all about walking downhill. Ghandruk is the ethnic village of the Gurung people.

    • Another downhill trekking trail awaits you to take you to Saulibazar, a local market. And the walk to this Bazar is 3 hours, while the drive from the Bazar to the city of lakes will take another 2 hours. Enjoy a night by the lake in Pokhara.

    • We will take a morning flight so that you can have time for shopping in Kathmandu. We will also take you to our office. 

    • Your time is important to us as it is important to you. Our company will always give the topmost priority to you like it had given you on the first day. You will be picked up from the hotel to be taken  to the airport 3 hours before your international flight begins.

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