Haven Holidays

3 days Poonhill Trek

Best Price
Price starting from $375
US $ 250 per person
No of people Price per person
1 - 1 $375
2 - 4 $275
6 - 8 $250
10 - 12 $230
Duration
3 days
Max. Elevation
3210m
Group size
Min 2 - Max 10 ( Group Discount Available)
Level
EASY
Transportation
All land transportation
Best Season
Sept-December and January-Jun
Accommodation
Hotel in Pokhara and lodge/Guesthouse on the Mountain.
Meals
Breakfast
Starts at
Pokhara
Ends at
Pokhara
Trip Route
Pokhara - Ghorepani Poon Hill - Tadapani - Ghandruk - Pokhara

Highlights

    • A short and Scenic walk through deep woods and natural waterfalls
    • Explore Pokhara city, the naturally blessed city of Nepal
    • Celebrate the calmness and wilderness of nature 
    • Relish on magnificent sunrise and mountain views including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Massif, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the most alluring Machhapuchhre
    • Visit and explore the culturally enriched Ghandruk Village inhabited by Gurung people

Poonhill Trek Video 3 days Poonhill Trek begins from Pokhara and ends in Pokhara. If you are looking for a short trek in the Annapurna region as a beginner, you can go with 3 3-day Ponhill Trek. This trek can be completed within 3 days, even if you have less than a week, just 3-4 days.

This 3-day Poonhill Trek takes you to the top of Poonhill, a popular vantage point in the Annapurna region located at an elevation of 3200m high above sea level, and offers you tremendously magnificent mountain views with stunning sunrise.

The mountain views include Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Massif, Gangapurna, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal and the most alluring Machhapuchhre. The combination of the first fall of sun rays and the dazzling mountain panoramas will be the moment for a lifetime for the trekkers.

 The trek begins from Kathmandu and takes you to Pokhara, then to Nayapool then to Ulleri and finally to Banthanti by jeep in spring Autumn and Winter. But in summer and rainy season, you have to begin this trek from Nayapool/Birethanti since the country's rough road doesn’t support for a jeep ride up to Ulleri and Banthanti. As you ascend to Nangethanti, you will enjoy an incredible walk through deep woods and natural waterfalls. More importantly, if you do this trek in Spring( Mar-May), you will celebrate astonishing flowering rhododendron ( the national flower of Nepal) covering the entire hills. Penultimately, you will get to Lower Ghorepani and ascend to Ghorepani village within 15 minutes.

The ascent up to Ghorepani unveils astonishing views of the entire mountain panorama of the Annapurna region including Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Massif, Gangapurna, Manaslu,  Himchuli, Ganesh Himal and the most alluring Machhapuchhre.

The next day, the trekkers will make another assent to Poonhill which takes around 1 hour to get to the top and celebrate breathtaking mountain views and sunrise. People also do yoga and meditation at the top of the Poonhill. 

After witnessing/collecting/experiencing unexpected mountain views and stunning sunrise from the top of Poonhill, trekkers walk down to Ghorepani and either walk down to Tadapani and Ghandruk or directly to Pokhara along the same trail.

If you want to explore Ghandruk, a massive Gurung( indigenous people of Nepal ) village, then, go with the itinerary with Tadapani and Ghandruk or if you want to avoid it, then, walk down to Ulleri and go back to Pokhara on the same day.

The Poonhill trek can be done in 2 days also from Pokhara to Pokhara and 4 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. But, these 3 days of Poonhill Trek will take you to Tadapani and Ghandruk too and we also offer you an optional itinerary to Trishuli River Rafting and Chitwan Jungle Safari if you want to combine them with this itinerary. If you are seriously planning your Poonhill Trek as a beginner or considering it as an easy trekking trip in Nepal near Pokhara, you can go through this article: Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek: A Complete Trekkers' Guide. You will hugely be benefited by it an cam make your Poonhill Trek more fascinating, safe and exciting with some must have information  regarding trek permits, food and accommodation, guide and porter and transportation. 

Difficulty Level

3 days Poonhill Trek is an easy trekking trip in Nepal in the popular Annapurna region for beginners. The highest elevation you get is 3200m which is Poonhill. Ghorepani is located at 2800m above sea level.

Going up to 3200m above sea level in the mountain is not difficult and even the 3 days Poonhill trekking trail is not technical and slippery with rocky hills and steep slopes. The trail is cool and serene in Annapurna Conservation Area taking you all the way up through lush forest and natural waterfalls till you get to the highest elevation, Poonhill and Ghorepani.

Summing up, the 3-day Poonhill Trek is for beginners who want to experience an easy trek in Nepal witnessing the entire Annapurna mountain ranges. Trekkers trekking to Poonhill don’t require any technical trekking skills. Yes, beginners can do this trek.

Required Permits

Two types of different permits are required for your 3-day Poonhill Trek. They are TIMS Card ( Trekking Information Management System) Card and Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit. The TIMS Card costs USD 20 and Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permits costs USD 30. You can obtain these 3-day Poonhill Trekking Permits from your local travel partner or you can collect them directly.

 Food and Accommodation  

Until Pokhara, trekkers will enjoy luxury accommodation and they can have the food items they like. But, when they ascend to Ulleri and Poonhill-Ghorepani, they may not have much of a chance to have accommodation and food items. However, don’t be sad, there are plenty of lodges and guesthouses to organize your accommodation and food. Moreover, your guide will manage beautiful food and accommodation for you during the trek. The local guesthouses and the lodges will offer you food items with certain criteria with prices mentioned in the menu during your 3 days Poonhill Trek.

Transportation

If you are starting the trek from Kathmandu, you will have two options: air and land and if you are starting it from Pokhara, then, you have the only choice which is land. The flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 40 minutes maximum and the road trip is 7-8 hours. Even, the road gets disturbed by heavy traffic and other issues. So, flight is recommended. 

After you get to Pokhara, you again have to drive to Nayapool/Birethanti and then to Ulleri and Banthanti for 2-3 hours and begin the hiking. While returning from Ghorepani-Poonhill, you can drive directly from Ghandruk to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu. ( Flight from Pokhara is optional)

If you want to know details about Poonhill Trek transportation, click the link: Ponhill Jeep Ride

Guide and Porter

You require hiring at least a guide for your 3-day Poonhill Trek. The guide will be very helpful with a government  License, and coordinating for walking. She knows about local flora and fauna, Entire Mountain views, well-known precautions, and local culture. Even the porter will help in many ways like carrying your baggage.

Important Note

Important Note

Trekking Mode :  Best available lodge trekking and tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Trekking Grade:  Moderate with Ups and Downhill walks.

Highest Point:  On top Poon Hill 3,210 m /10,531 feet. 

Local culture/religion:  A blend of Hinduism and Buddhism religions and cultures.

Trekking duration:  02 Nights and 03 Days from Pokhara to Pokhara.

Total Trip in Nepal:  04 nights and 05  Days from arrival to departure.
Best Seasons for 3 Day Poonhill TrekFor Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek can be done all around the year, except in the wet monsoon times from mid-June to August. The best seasons are spring and autumn/fall, the peak time for trekking and other adventures around Nepal and the Himalayas.
About Weather in Nepal, Please click the link Weather in Nepal. 

Trip Itinerary

Initially, you will take a jeep drive to Ulleri/Banthanti and then formally begin to walk through deep woods and natural waterfalls. But, this jeep drive is possible only in Spring, Autumn and Winter, not possible in rainy. 

The walk continues, from Ulleri, as the trail gets better on a gradual winding path to Ghorepani.
The highest overnight stops of the trip, enjoy the lunch stop along the way and continue the trek on a winding path with short ups. The walk leads amidst beautiful woods of pines and rhododendrons to reach the main welcome gate, the entrance to Ghorepani village.

From the welcome gate, a short climb to Upper / Deurali where Ghorepani village is situated. Facing grand views of the Dhaulagiri Himal range, having nice good lodges for trekkers, as you check into a lovely room. Enjoy the lunch and overnight stop, with the rest of the afternoon relax and explore the Poon-Magar village with views of snow peaks. Ghorepani stands amidst enchanting woods of rhododendron and pine trees, on the foot of famous Poon Hill.

Max. altitude

822

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

7hrs

Start the early morning hike, a climb to Poon Hilltop (3210 m) takes about an hour or a little more. On reaching the top and the highest point of the adventure enjoy the stunning sunrise views. Poon Hill with an observation tower to catch more panoramic views of the staggering mountain range. After bright and striking sunrise views along with a grand panorama of the world’s highest peaks of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna Himalayas with arrays of snow peaks.  Being refreshed with cool morning breathtaking views, head downhill to Ghorepani for breakfast, and then continue walking. From Ghorepani on an alternative route, offers more scenic views with new places of southern ridges of the Annapurna Himalayas. Climb to the top of Deurali Hill, which is almost the same height as Poon Hill. 

The views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range remain constant, then head downhill to Bhanthati a small settlement. Possible lunch stop, afternoon walk down to a stream and an hour climb up to Tadapani. 
A nice settlement with 5-6 lodges with grand views of the Annapurna Himalayas surrounded by dense tree lines.

Max. altitude

3210

Accomodation

Lodge

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

6hrs

Morning enjoy another stunning sunrise view from Tadapani, from the lodge of overnight stay. Enjoy the close views of Annapurna peaks, having breakfast morning a short and easy walk to Ghandruk village.

Start the morning walk through beautiful woodland to reach the small settlement of Bhaise Kharka. Downhill starts down to a stream and then on a winding trail to Ghandruk. One of the largest Gurung villages around the Annapurna Himalaya range. The Gurung people with similar looks like Poon Magar of Ghorepani villagers. The Gurung follow Hinduism and Buddhism religion with their own ancient culture of the Bon sect of pre-Buddhism. At Ghandruk after checking into the best lodges available, after lunch explore the interesting village and its small Gurung museum.

After you explore Ghandruk Village, you will drive back to Pokhara with a four-wheel jeep and check in at the hotel. You can walk around Lakeside Pokhara in the evening. 

Max. altitude

2012

Accomodation

Hotel

Meals

Breakfast

Hours

2hrs
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What's Includes

    • Twin sharing accommodation on best available lodges/Guesthouse with Breakfast in Mountain.
    • Service of English-speaking Government license holder trekking guide.
    • Wages, meals, medical allowance of guides, trekking staff.
    • Necessary Trekking Permits and Entrance Fees.
    • Tourist Bus service from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu. 
    • Gift of Haven Holidays Company T-shirt or Cap
    • Four-wheel Jeep drive service in the mountains, from Pokhara - Nayapul -Ulleri and Ghandruk to Pokhara.
    • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.

What's Excludes

    • Nepal Visa, Personal Medical & Travel Insurance.

    • Expenses of a personal nature
    • Gratitude or tipping for trekking staff and guide,
    • Lunch and dinner all round the trip.
    • Extra snacks and refreshments.

    • Personal trekking gear.

    • Emergency Evacuation if required by any means of transportation,

    • Personal medical kit, as advised by your doctors.

    • Early return from the trek due to personal domestic or medical reasons, no refund will be entertained on breaking the journey.
    • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu - Pokhara and Pokhara - Kathmandu. 

Trip Info

Arrival 

    You will arrive either by air or land to Nepal. If you arrive in Nepal by air, you have to use only Tribhuvan International Airport. Instead, if you use the road, you can enter or arrive in Nepal by land, you can different borders of Neighboring countries (India and China) like  Jogbani, Raksaul, Sunauli, Nepaljung, Dhangadi, Birjung, Kakarvitta, Jhapa, Morang, Tatopani, Tinker, Rasuawagadi, Kimanthanka etc. You can use whichever entrances you like to suit your comfort and convenience. 

    On Arrival, you will have the on-arrival visa instantly if you have not applied for Nepal visa for Nepal through the consulate centre or Nepal Embassies near you or your city.  Within half an hour, you can get an instant authentic visa on your passport after producing all the required documents for the visa.

    Tourist Visa Nepal

    A tourist Visa is on arrival visa in Nepal. It means tourists who are visiting Nepal can get the visas instantly on arrival at International Airports by producing all required documents. It’s a quick and not a delayed process.TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) under the Department of Immigration has been facilitating tourists flying to Nepal by providing visas on Arrival. The 'On Arrival' visa procedure is very quick and simple. Within 5-10 minutes, you will get a visa on your passport. However, You can expect some queues during peak Tourist season (Autumn-Sep-Nov). If you wish to skip those queues, you can also consider getting a Visa from Nepalese Diplomatic Missions stationed abroad before your arrival. If you have possible, we recommend you obtain a visa before you enter Nepal from the diplomatic missions located nearby you so that you don’t need to bear any hassles during the process of obtaining a tourist visa on arrival. The choice is yours.

    For more information plz click: tourist-visa-Nepal

    Transfer to Hotel

    The majority of people/trekkers enter Nepal by air and that is via Tribhuvan International Airport. We receive you at the arrival of any entry point of Nepal or mainly at Tribhuvan International Airport without any delay according to your arrival time. It may take some time like 30   minutes to collect your luggage and for security checking at the airport. After that, you make your way to the exit of the airport and the Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd. Representative will be waiting there holding the Board Witten “Haven Holidays Pvt. Ltd” As you see the board, you have to go with him or her and we will make a very comfortable transfer to the hotel you are staying overnight. The transfer from Tribhuvan International Airport and Thamel, the hotel where you are staying will take just 30 minutes drive. 

    Get checked in the hotel take a rest and get refreshed. We will give you the time for orientation after you get checked into the hotel. 

    Orientation 

    As you are given the time when you get checked in the hotel, you will be followed by our staff for the orientation. It may be on the same day or later the next day early in the morning at breakfast. 

    We will briefly let you know the trip you are undertaking from the next day or the same day onwards. You will be stated about the highlights of the trip, preparations, equipment, food and accommodation, guide and porter, emergency rescue, travel insurance and many other important things to know beforehand. 

    We will introduce you to the trip crew and have a brief talk with them so that you can feel more comfortable during the trip. 

    If you have any queries, you can put them in this orientation meeting before you depart for your trip. 

    Last Minute Booking 

    Last-minute booking is always open for you but the same package tends to be a little more costly than the regular departure dates trip packages. Those who approach for last minute booking with us; must pay a 10% additional cost of the total trip cost mentioned on our website. 

    You can book the trip you like on our website even a day before the trip begins. 

    If you are lucky, then, the last minute may be a golden opportunity for you to get the same price or even less than that if one of the members of the trip gives up and withdraws the trip plan at the eleventh hour. So, if you are late to book the trip you like to do with us, no worries, you still have the option and we will try our level best to make your trip as successful and grand as other normal trips. 

    Don’t hesitate to hit the booking button at the eleventh hour, we are always open and here to organize your vacation trips in Nepal. 

    Trip Extension 

    We are always flexible and open to the extension of the particular trip you are undertaking. If you enjoy the trip you are doing, you can extend it to longer days or longer hours. But, for this, you must contact us one day prior so that we can arrange the required things like trip crew, accommodation, transportation and other minor needy things for your extended trip. If you let us know a day earlier directly or through the trip crew you are using in the field/route like through your trip leader, you will have a beautiful time ahead. For the extension of the trip, you must add some little additional cost which we will settle in mutual understanding. 

    Currency Exchange 

    You can exchange your currency even in the Tribhuvan International Airport at your arrival or you can exchange it after you check in at the hotel in Thamel or other several places of Kathmandu, trekking beginning points as well.  You can find several money exchange counters in different corners of Thamel city. If you are in a rush and cannot do this, you can pay USD, AUD or CAD to the people whom you need to pay for your accommodation, food, trip costs, tipping etc. You can even exchange your currency with Nepali on the trekking routes/trip routes like in Lukla, and Namche You can ask to exchange your currency with Nepal with local lodges/restaurants/hotels/ guesthouses too. But, you need to have your currency like USD, AUD or CAD. Even Indian currency does work in Nepal while paying but only Rs. 100 rupees not 500 and 1000. You can pay with your currency with the current exchange rate wherever you go in Nepal.

    Haven Holidays Team

    Haven Holidays Team is very professional, reliable and responsible. You can completely on them. They are well-trained, friendly and highly literate in their respective languages. You can share anything you like with them without any hesitation. They know local culture, civilization, history, foods and accommodation, weather conditions, expert in first-aid application and how to handle the sudden accidents on the trip. They are eco-friendly and better understand the non-human's rights and their lives. 

    The Haven Holidays Team will assist you in every step of your trip to make it memorable and more convenient. 

    Luggage and Storage 

    If you are hiring a porter for your trip in the mountains, you can pack no more than 10 kg. in the duffel bag or your backpack. We provide you with a very reliable duffel bag to put your stuff to be carried on the trip. It will be very safe to be carried by a porter. Because it is the labour rule that a porter can only maximum of 20kgs in the mountain. Please, don’t pack unnecessary stuff in the duffel bag. Two people one porter put 10kg of stuff by each individual. 

    If you think you don’t need the stuff you have with you in the mountains, you can store it at the hotel in Kathmandu.  They will keep your unnecessary luggage/stuff very safe till your return back. Ask your trip leader or hotel receptionist to do it for you before you depart for the trip. Take the luggage tag while storing the unnecessary luggage. 

    Meals

    Meals will be provided according to the itinerary and cost includes and cost excludes. If you are given the itinerary or cost like including BB only, you will be provided breakfast only and if you have booked the trip package including a full-board meal, you will get all the meals including breakfast, dinner and lunch. Apart from main meals, if you have extra tea, coffee, cold drinks and other alcoholic drinks, you have to pay them personally. 

    During the trip, you will be given enough time to have a meal. You can enjoy the meal you like from the menu. Vegan, Vegetarian?? If you are vegetarian, you will still find the choice in the menu and our guide will take good care of you through the trip. 

    You will have your meal at the lodge/local guesthouse, hotel or resort during the trip. You are supposed to have the meal where you stay overnight in the mountain during the trekking trip. 

    Sometimes, you may not get the item you want in the mountain during the trekking trip/touring trip, at the time; you have to consider it very calmly. 

    You will enjoy freshly cooked meals in the mountain during the trip days with local ingredient 

    Trek Start 

    After breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, you will take a 3-hour drive from Pokhara to Ulleri via Birethanti. Birethnti serves as an entry point for trekking heading into the Annapurna Region, particularly those starting the Annapurna Sanctuary Trek (Annapurna Base Camp), and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek by walking. Ulleri is a picturesque village in Annapurna Nepal, known for its stunning landscape and traditional Nepali Culture. It's a common stop along the Annapurna  Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp Trek. The village is famous for its challenging stone staircase consisting of around 3,000 steps to escape that challenging part this trip designated a drive to Directly Ulleri for our valued guest. The views of the surrounding hills and terraced fields from Ulleri are breathtaking, offering trekkers a glimpse of the natural beauty that awaits them on their journey.

    Electricity

    You will get a good and undisturbed facility of electricity during the trip to Nepal. Even though you go to the mountain for trekking and other adventure activities, you can get the facility of electricity to charge your phones and backups. However, in some cases, you may have to face the problem of load-shedding and the local lodges and some places guesthouses may charge you some amount to charge your batteries, backups and phones in remote areas trekking. There won’t be an electricity heating system in the mountain while doing trekking or other adventure activities.  

    Drinking Water

    Drinking water must be pure, safe and contamination-free. You can get bottled or purified drinking water during the trip even in the mountain which is very safe for you to drink. Most people who make trekking or adventure trips in the mountains go with boiled water prepared by the local lodges/guesthouses on the trail, which is the best way to keep you safe from contaminated water. However, some people carry water purifying ingredients and they apply it to the drinking water and they drink it. But, don’t try to drink the water from the Local River, stream and taps. The bottled water you can buy along the trek in the guesthouse.

    Communication 

    You can enjoy excellent facilities of communication in Kathmandu. However, in the case of the trekking trip in the mountains, you may not be able to have such kind of facility as in the cities. But, most of the local teahouses/lodges/guesthouses/ hotels on the trail will offer you the facility of  Wi-fi. Sometimes, you get it for free and sometimes, you may have to pay for the installation of Wi-fi during the trip in the mountains. 

    The best way to access good communication over your smartphone is to get a local Nepali SIM Card like NT and NCELL. You get these local Nepali SIM Cards easily in Kathmandu and even in International Airport, Tribhuvan International Airport. For this, you have to present a copy of your passport and a passport-sized- photograph. You can buy a data pack via this local SIM Card and you make a very good communication.  You can make a call, and access the internet over it.

    Trek Ends 

    Our trek ends at the Ghandruk Village another gem nestled in the Annapurna r(Annapurna Base Camp), and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek by walking. Ghandruk Village is renowned for its rich Gurung culture, traditional architecture, and stunning mountain vistas. It's a popular place for trekkers exploring the Annapurna region. Ghandruk Village is Located at an altitude of around 2,000 meters (6,561 feet). The village itself is adorned with intricately built stone houses, narrow alleyways, and terraced fields. One of the highlights of visiting Ghandruk is experiencing the warm hospitality of the Gurung people, one of Nepal's ethnic groups known for their bravery, hospitality, and unique cultural traditions. Many trekkers choose to stay overnight in Ghandruk to immerse themselves in the local culture and enjoy the tranquil mountain atmosphere. You explore Ghandruk village as well have lunch there. After Lunch, you are heading down to the bus station, The Haven Holidays team Arranged transportation back to Pokhara.

    Finally, You will drive back from Ghandruk to Pokhara around 3 Hours.

    Feedback

    You can give feedback on the trek/trip you have undertaken at the end of Kathmandu. You can visit our office or you can do it in the farewell dinner we organize. Your feedback about the trip will always be taken positively. We need it to grow and sharpen our services and facilities in the coming days.

    If you cannot attend the farewell dinner at the end of the trip in Kathmandu or you don’t have time to visit our office, you can write your feedback on the trip advisor page which will be more reliable and public. 

    Trek Extra Personal Expenses 

    How prodigal you are? Your trek extra personal expenses depend on it. If you love doing extra expenses on the trip, you will go to topics like alcoholic drinks, extra tea or coffee apart from the meal, tipping, some minor donations, extra snacks on the trail, some urgent personal stuff like clothing or any other equipment you immediately require on the trip in case it gets damaged or stop functioning. And, at the end of the trek, you have to give some tips to your trekking crew. For this, you have to allocate some dollars or Nepali currency. 

    Typical Day

    The typical trip day begins with a good breakfast. You will have breakfast at around 7-8 am and begin the day after it. Then, you will have to work/walk for 3-4 hours after breakfast and you will stop for lunch. The lunchtime will be around an hour. You will order your lunch item and the restaurant/hotel/teahouse will cook for you. Sometimes, you may have to wait for some time if the restaurant or hotel is crowded. You can find the item you want in the menu prepared by the local lodge/restaurant/hotel. If you are vegetarian, no worries, you can still find the ways. 

    After lunch, you will resume your work/trek/trip again and end it in the after like around 3-4 pm. After that, you will check in the hotel/guesthouse/teahouse and get refreshed. Take rest, change clothing and go for dinner at around 6-7 pm. Your leader will help you to order the meals you like. At the dinner, your leader will share the important information for the next day’s trip and you can raise the question regarding it. The leader will orient you on what to wear, how to walk, what to carry and where to eat. Follow the instructions from the guide/leader very well. 

    Why with Haven Holidays?   

    •      Free Booking and Free Cancelation 
    •      Veteran Crew Members 
    •      Enhancing Eco-Tourism 
    •      Prompt response, full safety and comfort guaranteed. 
    •      No hidden cost 
    •      Flexible 
    •      Cost Friendly 
    •      Wider Networks 
    •      Expert in risk management Booking

    Breath of Fresh Mountain Air

    My experience with Haven Holidays on the 3-day Poon Hill trek was absolutely incredible. The trekking route was well-planned, with breathtaking views at every turn. Our guide was knowledgeable and made sure everyone in the group felt safe and comfortable throughout the journey. The accommodations provided by Haven Holidays were cozy in mountain lodges but neat and clean, offering a much-needed respite after a day of trekking. I highly recommend this trek to anyone looking for a rejuvenating adventure amidst the stunning beauty of the Himalayas.

    Haven Holidays
    Kailey
    Austria

    Unforgettable Himalayan Adventure.

    I recently completed the 3-day Poon Hill trek with Haven Holidays, and it exceeded all my expectations. The trekking route was challenging yet manageable, offering panoramic views of the Annapurna range that took my breath away. Our guide was experienced and shared fascinating insights about the local culture and landscape along the way. The accommodations provided by Haven Holidays were comfortable, and the meals were delicious and satisfying. Overall, it was an unforgettable adventure that I would highly recommend to anyone seeking a taste of the Himalayan wilderness.

    Haven Holidays
    Paban chamling
    Fiji

    A Trekker's Dream Come True

    Trekking with Haven Holidays on the 3-day Poon Hill trek was an absolute dream come true. The itinerary was well-paced, allowing us to soak in the natural beauty of the Himalayas without feeling rushed. Our guide was attentive and went above and beyond to ensure that everyone in the group had an enjoyable experience. The sunrise from Poon Hill was a highlight of the trek, offering a surreal panorama of snow-capped peaks bathed in golden light. I can't thank Haven Holidays enough for providing such a memorable and enriching adventure.

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    Sarah Patel
    India
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    Preparation For This Trip

    Travel Documents:
  • Travel tickets and trip print/pictures in Divece
  • Passport -with at least 6 months validity
  • Passport copies
  • 4 copies of Passport size photos
  • Visa - available at Kathmandu Airport. Check visa requirements your nationality click: Tourist visa in Nepal
  • Insurance, documents that cover medical, rescue, and airlift(helicopter)in case  on the trip
  • Electronics:
    • Electronic device and charger
    • Camera or smartphone for capturing memories. It may be hard to find charging devices that fit your device, so keep the focus on your charger and multiple adapters.
    • Power Bank- Charging your devices may not be possible everywhere. So, it is recommended to carry a power bank for backup 
    Trekking Packing/Checklist:
    When preparing for a trekking trip in Nepal,  it's essential to have the right equipment and packing list to ensure your safety and comfort to complete your mission. You will need to pack smart and light. This packing list doesn’t mean you need to pack everything listed here. This list is a guideline, and your final list will depend on your preferences and judgment. Follow as per your personal needs and preferences by taking this as a reference. Comprehensive list of items:

    Clothing
    Headwear
    Sun Hat/Cap for sun protection - A Sun hat protects the face from the strong rays of the sun. Carry a lightweight hat that can be easily packed. Or A wide-brimmed hat to cover your ears, neck, and face from the strong rays of the sun. More: Trekking equipment list  

    Frequently Asked Questions

    You don’t actually need sleeping bag for Poon Hill Trek since it is not too cold even in the peak of the winter (Dec-Jan) and the local lodge provides you double pieces of warm blanket. The blanket or quilt you get for overnight sleep will perfectly sufficient to warm up your body at maximum 3200m high above the sea level.

    However, those who don’t want to avoid using the blankets provided by local lodges during their Poon Hill Trek, they carry their own sleeping bag. So, you can also carry your own sleeping bag if you want to do so but it is not required if you are worrying about the cold and the dropping temperature at nighttime. You can do your Poonhill Trek without sleeping bag.

    Yes, definitely, you can do Poon Hill in 3 days. Arrival in Pokhara or Kathmandu will be the 1st day and hike up to Poonhill via Ghorepani will be the 2nd day and you can walk down to Pokhara on the 3rd day. If you include the arrival and departure from Kathmandu, it takes 5 days to do Poon Hill Trek. So, if you have minimum 5 days’ time frame, you can accomplish your Poon Hill trek in a beautiful and exciting way.

    If you want to combine your Poon Hill Trek with Annapurna Base Camp, then, it takes 8 days from Kathmandu to Kathmandu. If you are a beginner, you can only go with Poon Hill Trek and if you are looking for moderate trekking, you can further go with ABC with Poonhill Trek.

    It actually requires 5 days to do Poonhill Trek from Kathmandu to Kathmandu including the days arrival and departure. But if you count the days from Pokhara to Pokhara, then, Poonhill Trek also can be done in 3 days. So, people who have three days for the actually hiking up to Poonhill excluding the days of arrival and departure, you still can do it in a very enjoyable way.

    The itinerary of 5 days Poonhill trek is like this:

    Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Day 02: Drive or Fly to Pokhara

    Day 03 : Hike up to Ghorepani

    Day 04 : Hike up to Poonhill trek back to Pokhara with a jeep drive

    Day 05: Drive or fly to Pokhara early in the morning and departure in the evening.

    If you want to count the days from Pokhara to Pokhara, then, the itinerary will be like this:

    Day 01 : Hike up to Ghorepani

    Day 02 : Hike up to Poonhill trek back to Pokhara with a jeep drive

    Day 03: Drive or fly to Pokhara early in the morning and departure in the evening.

    If you are in India and planning your Poonhill trek in Nepal, you can complete it in even 3 days. 

    Your 3 days Poonhill trek Itinerary will be like this: The first day, you will hike up to Ghorepani from Ulleri. Till Ulleri village, you will drive by sharing jeep from Pokhara. And on the second day, you will hike up to Poonhill and trek back to Ulleri or Banthanti and take another jeep ride for Pokhara. And finally on the third day, you will take a quick drive or flight to Kathmandu and make your departure to workwards or homewards. This is ho you spend you 3 days in Poonhill trek in Nepal. Actually, Asian travelers like Indian, Chinese, Japanese and other national who are residing or working nearby Nepal can follow this 3 days Poonhill Trek Itinerary. 

    The best three day trek in Nepal is Poonhill Trek. It is because, you can celebrate probably the most marvelous Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre views with giant Manaslu and Ganesh Himal within 3 days as an easy trek in Nepal. Even the beginners and the people of old age can do this trek very comfortably.

    2 days hiking through deep woods of Annapurna Conservation Area, enjoying cool natural water falls, marvelous landscapes, stunning sunrise and mountain views from Poonhill (3210m) and Ghorepani village(2800m) will be very astonishing moments for you to celebrate your holidays in Nepal. AT the same time, you can stop exploring Pokhara city and its surrounding with massive Phewa Lake. 

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