Poon Hill Trek 3 Days

Poon Hill Trek 3 Days

Poon Hill Trek, the trek known for a wordless sunrise view and wide mountain panorama, is doable in, “just 3 days”. Surprised! This may sound completely surprising to those who don’t think the trek is possible in 3 days. Yes, the trek normally takes 4 to 10 days to happen but here we are talking about the shortest of all, Poon Hill Trek 3 Days.

Want to know what it is like to do Poon Hill Trek? Let’s roll into it then.

Poon Hill Trek also popularly known as Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is pondered as one of the best things to do in Nepal. The trek suits every kind of person, no matter if you are a novice or a professional. It lets you taste the beauty of the Annapurna region, probably a heaven’s piece in Nepal. Nor the trek involves longer treks and neither any kind of high altitude. Trekkers just reach the most popular hill stopover of Nepal, Poon Hill(3,210m) through the beautiful hills of the Annapurna region. And from the Poonhill they look at something so unreal and heavenly; a long panorama of sky-touching peaks and the best dawn & dawn view of their life.

Don’t presume that Poon Hill is the only attraction of the trek. There is a lot to encounter and you’ll get through those in a matter of 3 days. The trek starts from Pokhara, the touristic city of Nepal, and ends at the same. Between that, you’ll pass smoothly from one scenic village to another even more. Some of the most vibrant living tribes like Tamangs and Gurungs live here around the trek. Experience their warm hospitality and unique way of living and get inspired a lot. Likewise, the lush vegetation and green terrains of the region won’t upset at all.

This much should be enough to draw an outline of the trek. But if there is still something left to say then the following words should do justice. “Poon Hill Trek 3 Days is the most beautiful short trek that you can do in the entire world within just 72 hours”.

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Highlights of Poon Hill Trek 3 days

  • Trek through the scenic and traditional villages of Gurungs and Tamangs.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking mountain panorama which includes the likes of the entire Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Macchapuchre, Mardi Himal.
  • Experience probably the best sunrise view and morning of your life from Poonhill.
  • Feel what it is like to do the Annapurna Circuit Trek’s small part.
  • Get overly impressed by the lush forests of the region.
  • Start and end the Poon Hill 3 day trek in Pokhara, the touristic city of Nepal that is known for lakes and mountain views.

Best time for Poon hill trek 3 days

Autumn

The first best time when you can actually embark on the Poon Hill 3 day trek is during Autumn. It is time when the monsoon is still 3 months away and everything falls at the right place. The weather through the months of it: September, October, and November remain entirely stable. However, December has some aftermaths of Autumn and you can do it this month also. But if you want no trouble at all those earlier three months are highly recommended. Clear mountain views, dry trails, and calm temperatures are guaranteed at this time of the year. So why not in Autumn.

Spring

The other right times to do this trek are Spring months: March, April, and May. But you can do it in February too. These months are the pre-monsoon ones and there is no possibility of rainfall and clouds. Instead, the temperature tends to remain warm and pleasant. Spring is also known as the season when trees get new leaves, flowers blossom, and greenery all around. The weather is also as friendly as the temperature. This means trekkers can have a warm trekking experience over those months. However, in February, the last month of winter can be colder than others. Other than that, the time is absolutely right for Poon Hill Trekking.

Why 3 days Poon Hill Trek starts from Pokhara but not from Kathmandu?

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 3 Days

The Poon Hill Trek 3 Days starts from Pokhara which is very unlikely to happen in most of the Nepali treks. But it is what it is, the trek has to be completed within 3 days and you cannot do so if you want to start from Kathmandu. However, if you choose to do it from Kathmandu then it can be arranged but you have to rush from the very start. Let’s differentiate what will happen while starting from each place.

From Kathmandu

If you are in Kathmandu and want to do Poon Hill Trek within 3 days, it’s entirely possible. But for that, you have to be a very fleeting person. To start the trek, you have to go through Pokhara and there is no other option. Let’s suppose you are in Kathmandu, the first thing you need to do is to reach Pokhara to start the trek.

For that, there are two possible ways: Airways and Roadways. You’ll have to choose the former one, Airways, the latter one can take more than 6 hours to reach Pokhara. Then you’ll reach Pokhara and will join the journey right away. As you have to do the trek in 3 days, you cannot waste much time. You’ll meet the team without exploring Pokhara much. So the main thing here is you’ll have to hurry to catch up with everything and will also not have time to traverse Pokhara.

From Pokhara

If you are already in Pokhara and want to do the 3 days Poon Hill Trek, this will sound more compelling than earlier. You do not need to rush at all. You’ll meet the trekking team in Pokhara to get it started. After a short drive to Nayapul, you’ll get yourself going on the trail ahead without rushing much. Instead, you’ll have a calmful time in the surroundings of Pokhara.

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Detailed Itinerary 3 days Poon hill trek

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul & Trek up to Tikhedhunga

Trek Hours: 4 to 5 hours

Highest altitude: 1,520m

Overnight: Tikhedhunga

The first of 3 days Poon Hill Trek will kick off with a short drive to Nayapul(1,070m). It will be a drive of one and a half hours through the busy Pokhara to the cornering hills. Nayapul is the starting point of Poon Hill Trekking and several other Annapurna region treks. As soon as you reach there, you’ll get your trekking permits checked and start the trek.

You’ll leave Nayapul behind to approach Tikhedhunga where you’ll be spending the first night of the trek. Along the en route, several suspension bridges, small streams, and colorful meadows will come across. Traditional villages with lush terraces like Birethanti and Hile will also come along on the trek. It’s an amazing feeling to trek through such villages. As you move ahead, the mountains of the Annapurna region start to get familiar.

And trekking and exploring the region for 4 to 5 hours, you’ll be at Tikhedhunga. This is a small settlement that offers nice views of Annapurna South, I, Himchuli, etc. There are several good looking teahouses to spend nights in. You’ll choose one of those and rest for the day.

Day 2: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

Trek Hours: 5 to 6 hours

Highest altitude: 2,800m

Overnight: Ghorepani

After spending the first-night in Tikhedhunga, you’ll start the second day’s trek now. Make sure you eat enough breakfast as the trek will be more than the first day. You have to gain altitude and for that, you’ll trek uphills mostly. You’ll start with an ascending that ends after reaching Ulleri(2,070m). Don’t panic, you’ll have plenty of time to do the trek and you’ll take breaks.

From Ulleri, the trail will head through a lush forest of oaks and rhododendrons and then pasture land. Then you’ll reach Banathali where you’ll have snacks and a short break. After that, the trail will head even upwards to Nangthanti(2,500m). Throughout the day, you’ll get mesmerizing views of various peaks and that will keep you going.

Then comes one of the most popular stopovers of the Annapurna region, Ghorepani. It will take around 5 to 6 hours of trek to reach there.

Ghorepani(2,800m) will be the stop of the second day of 3 Days Poon Hill Trek. This place has the best mountains to offer, the best people to host, and the best surroundings to live around. You’ll surely love reaching Ghorepani earlier to explore the village. You’ll end the day with a breathtaking sunset and mountain panorama.

Day 3: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill, enjoy the Sunrise and mountain view before trekking back to Nayapul & then back to Pokhara

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trek Hours: 7-8 hours

Highest altitude: 3,210m

Overnight: Pokhara

On the last day of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 3 days, you’ll have to trek and as well as explore a lot. Firstly, you’ll start the trek to Poon Hill from Ghorepani very early so that you get to see the breathtaking sunrise view. As the sun will rise through those mountains and hills, you’ll be speechless at that very moment. There is no better sunrise view that you could ask for than this. The sun will bring visibility too and you’ll be able to glance at the wide panorama of mountains. It will surely be the view to remember for life.

After getting enough views from Poon Hill, now, you’ll descend back to Ghorepani for breakfast. You’ll not return there again, so, make sure you get most of it while on the top. By now, your wish to see Poon Hill will be completed and you’ll be retracing your trek back to Nayapul. While doing that, you’ll pass all of those earlier villages, forests, terraces, pasture lands again. The trail will be much easier to do now as most of the parts are descending not ascending.

You’ll reach Nayapul after trekking straight from Poonhill for 7 to 8 hours. And then the bus will take you back to Pokhara where you can call an end to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 3 Days.

Poon Hill Trek 3 Days Cost

The Poon Hill Trek 3 Days cost depends on how and how much you spend on various things. The trek companies out there can cost you anywhere from $200 to $250. If you ask us what they really include and exclude in Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 3 Days cost then, we can tell you that. But after all, you are the spender and you can spend as much you like to. The 200$ to 250$ is the average cost for this trek. The includes and excludes by most of the companies packages are as below:

Include:

  • All of the accommodation and transportation fees from Pokhara to Pokhara.
  • All of the three-time meals(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) and beverage tea/coffee three times a day during the trek.
  • A fee for an experienced and licensed guide and porter.
  • All of the food, accommodation, transportation, insurance, equipment of Guide, and porter.
  • All of the cost of required Trekking permits.

Exclude:

  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal gear and equipment charges.
  • Drinks other than tea and coffee.
  • Hot shower, wifi, and charging.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Tips and donations.
  • Gifts and souvenirs

So the above-mentioned costs are the included and excluded costs of Poon Hill Trek 3 Days that most of the trekking agencies follow. The only reason the costs for the trek are different is the quality and service of the company. The higher the good service and quality, the higher will be the Poon Hill Trek 3 Days Cost.

We, Himalayas On Foot, have been providing this trek at the most reasonable price. You’ll not regret later that your money has been spent in vain.

Frequently Asked Questions 3 days Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek 3 Days

Where is Poon Hill and why is it so popular?

Poon Hill(3,210m) lies in the heart of the Annapurna region of Nepal. That is 35 KM north of Pokhara. It is a hill station that is widely considered as the best place to sight the sunrise view and mountain panorama. It is also a part of the legendary Annapurna Circuit Trek. This is how it is so renowned.

How difficult is Poon Hill Trek in 3 Days?

Normally, Poon Hill Trek is one of the easiest treks to do in Nepal. But in this case, you are doing the trek in just 3 days so it can be slightly difficult. You walk around 5 to 8 hours a day in this trek in a comparatively easier trail. If it has to be done in a week or so then it’s a lot easier.

What things to pack for this trek?

You should pack things according to the time of the year and your need. If it’s going to be cold out there, pack some warm and thick clothes and vice versa. Or if there are chances of rainfall, include some waterproof clothes and gear. The below-listed items are the basic ones and can work for Autumn and Spring months:

  • Thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket/pullover
  • Windcheater and waterproof jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Hiking trousers
  • Trekking pants
  • Mittens gloves
  • Warm Trekking socks
  • Trekking shoes/boots with spare laces
  • Slippers for lodge hours
  • Breathable undergarments
  • Swimming costume
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag
  • Trekking poles(optional)
  • Day backpack
  • Headlight or flash
  • Water bottles
  • Water purification tablets
  • Quick-drying towel
  • Basic Toiletries
  • Basic personal first aid kit

Do I need any kind of permits for doing this trek?

Yes, you are not allowed to trek without trekking permits. Your permits are checked firstly in Nayapul and some other places too. If you don’t have any then you’ll have to make a return. Annapurna Conservation Area Permit(ACAP)-($30) and TIMS Trekkers permit-($10) are two permits needed for the trek. You can get these permits from Kathmandu and Pokhara

What kinds of accommodation do I get?

Well, the accommodation services along the trail have much more developed than before. You’ll get good enough tea houses to spend nights in. Comfortable bed and bedsheets, clean room, and clean clothes. You’ll get hot showers and wifi services also but have to pay extra costs for them. But don’t expect the attached bathroom or toilet at all, they all are shared ones.

What kind of Food menu should I expect?

You’ll have food items on your plate from Indian, Chinese, Continental, and most widely the local cuisines. Dal Bhat(Local dish), Macaroni, Spaghetti, Dumplings, Sandwiches, Spring Rolls, Potatoes, etc are the most common food names in the trek. Alongside them, you’ll also get soft and energy drinks, bakery items too. You should not worry about this part of the trek.

Can I get Wifi Service on the trek?

Yes, surely can but don’t expect to be as fast as your home’s wifi. You can post photos while on the trek using this wifis. But remember you have to pay for this service, the accommodation’s cost doesn’t include this cost.

What will be the highest point of the trek?

The Poon Hill itself is the peak place which stands at an altitude of 3,210m.

Can I get caught by mountain sickness on this trek?

No, this is a low-altitude trek that only hits 3,210m elevation. The sickness is more prone when you are above 4000+m.

Poon Hill Trek 3 days is my first trek, am I eligible for it?

If Poon hill trek 3 days is your very first trek, then you might face some difficulties. You have to trek for around 6 to 8 hours daily and that also in steep trails. If you are not used to longer hikes then you can get caught by hurdles. Instead, you add some days and make it a week-long trek and do it easily and slowly.

Can I add some more days on the trek?

Yes, you can do it easily. The place is so wide and happening that adding 2 more days will make you get more of it. Plus, you don’t have to rush at all in a longer Poon Hill Trekking.

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