3-day Poonhill Trek


3 Days






Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Season

Spring, Autumn




Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trip Highlight:

  • Continually expansive views of enormous peaks, such as Annapurna II, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Hiunchuli.
  • Explore the renowned Ghandruk village, the largest Gurung settlement in the Annapurna region.
  • Observe the Gurung and Magar locals’ way of life and their unique culture.
  • Trek through the rhododendrons forest.
  •  The sunrise from Poon Hill is amazing.
  • Scenic journey with varieties of flora and fauna.


Ghorepani Poon Hill also said Poon Hill Trek is one of Nepal’s most well-known picturesque hiking trails. Despite just lasting four days, the walk offers spectacular Himalayan views. People who don’t have the time for longer treks in Nepal but yet want to see the stunning Himalayan range frequently embark on the Poon Hill trip.

3-day Poonhill Trek passes through charming villages and provides breathtaking Himalayan vistas of the Annapurna region. It is a short hike that takes you to Poon Hill’s iconic viewpoint and into Ghandruk village, where you can see how lovely mountain life is lived. The stunning sunrise vista over Annapurna and the unobstructed 360-degree view of the Annapurna massif, Machhapuchhre, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill are the trip’s key highlights.

From Pokhara to Ulleri, the 3-day Poonhill climb begins with a scenic drive. You will leave Ulleri to begin your journey and rise to Ghorepani. It takes 7-8 hours to travel. Get lots of rest and spend the night at the village of Ghorepani so you can prepare for the journey tomorrow. The journey to Poon Hill will take you an hour or less, so you’ll need to wake up early before the sun rises. The breathtaking morning view of the mountains, including Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and others, is the journey’s high point. Before beginning the descent to Ghorepani, take some time to soak in the beauty of the Annapurna region. Pack your bags and get ready to drop all the way to Tadapani.

After that, you’ll hike from Tadapani to Ghandruk. The Gurung people reside in the lovely village of Ghandruk. In addition, this community offers breathtaking views of Mount Fish Tail, Mount Annapurna South, and Mount Himchuli. Drive back to Pokhara after spending some time at Ghnadruk.

Graceful Adventure travel is a registered adventure travel company from Pokhara, Nepal that organizes adventure activities for valued guests all around the globe. As a company, we assure your safety by providing a qualified and well-experienced guide. If you need any more services, we can arrange for them as well. We can plan the entire vacation for you, including hotel reservations, meals, and lodging. Since you could be unfamiliar with this wild land, managing your time and schedule will be simpler for you. Our company will be happy to be part of your thrilling experience.


After breakfast, we start the 4-wheel drive from the Pokhara Hotel. In between two and four hours, Upper Ulleri can be reached. A magnificent Gurung village called Ulleri can be found at a height of 2,090 meters. The final station of Upper Ulleri is where our three-day short Poon Hill trip starts.

We pass via the settlements of Lower Ghorepani, Banthanti, Nangithanti, and Nangithanti before reaching Ghorepani, 2,860 meters above sea level and right at the base of Poon Hill, where our tent is located. We’ll stop for lunch at Nangithanti or Banthanti. From Nangithanti to Ghorepani, the two hours of hiking are entirely uphill. The stunning vistas of Machhapuchhre, Annapurna I, and more await us when we reach Ghorepani.

Overnight at Ghorepani

You will climb for around 45 to 60 minutes up to Poon Hill to observe the majestic mountains at daybreak. situated at a height of 3,210m, sans breakfast in the early morning. The sunrise over the expansive high Himalayas is spectacular and mesmerizing from this vantage point. The Himalayan peaks, including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna (8,091m), Machhapuchere, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri 2, 3, 4, Dhampus Peak, and Tukuche Peak, can be seen from Poon Hill. You can typically see up to 32 Peaks, including 12 Peaks also known as Bhara Shikhar, on clear days.

After that, you’ll start your trek and make your way to Tadapani by passing via the lovely Deurali village.

Overnight at Tadapani.

You will depart from Tadapani after breakfast and go to Ghandruk, a stunning Gurung village located in the mountains just south of the renowned Annapurna range. Compared to earlier days, today’s trek is simple.

You will reach Bhise-Kharka after a downhill trek; from there, proceed along paths through forests until you reach Ghandruk hamlet. This mountain village with terraces is inhabited by the Gurung ethnic group. There are many stores, cafes, and tea rooms. Admire the breathtaking views of the distant Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre peaks, which are enormous. Then drive back to Pokhara.

Overnight at Pokhara.

Food & Accomodation:

Food and Accommodation at Poonhill trek

On the Poonhill trip, everyone’s top priorities are food and lodging. Since Poonhill  is located in a rural section of the nation, there are no five-star hotels there, yet we can nevertheless offer first-rate hotels and lodges. The majority of the teahouses have twin-sharing arrangements, while single bedrooms can be arranged upon request.

Food is necessary during the hike. The primary source of energy for this expedition is food burning. In Nepalese, the phrase “Dal Bhat power, 24 hours” refers to the ability to endure for practically a day after consuming dal bhat. The national dish is dal bhat, however other dishes can be made, including vegetable and noodle soups.

We advise you to stay away from dairy items, hard drinks, and beverages with a lot of caffeine since they could be harmful to your physiology and health at higher altitudes.

Essential Info:

What makes 3-day Poonhill trekking special?

The simplest route is the 3-day Poonhill walk, which is suitable for family groups, older citizens, and student groups alike. It has been well-known as the majority of people’s ideal vacation destination due to its straightforward climbing approaches and breathtaking views. There is a possibility that you will encounter many species, including deer, wild boar, and monkeys due to its location within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). The charming village of Ghandruk is home to the Gurung people. You may find out more about their culture, heritage, way of life, and attire by visiting the museum at Ghandruk. You can see Mount Fish Tail, Mount Annapurna South, and Mount Himchuli.

Equipment Required for Poonhill Trek


  • Down sleeping bag (you can borrow with us)
  • Down Jacket (according to the Season)
  • Fleece linear
  • Walking Poles
  • Water bottles and water Purification tablets
  • Sun block cream
  • Lip Guard
  • Hand wash Liquid
  • Toiletries Kit

Upper Body

  • Sun hat
  • Glacier glass
  • Head Torch
  • Ear-muff and neck warmer


  • T-shirts
  • Light Jacket
  • Water and Windproof Jacket
  • Shirts and warm shirts
  • Light and Weight thermal tops


  • Hand gloves

Lower Body

  • Long and Short trekking pants
  • Water and Windproof trekking trousers


  • Thin and Thick Shock
  • Trekking Boot, Light boot and Slipper
  • Trekking Gaiters

Medicine and First Aid Kits

(Our guide will carry a first aid kit bag during the trek. We will recommend carrying your personal first aid kit bag if necessary)

  • Headache and fever medicine.
  • Burnt cream
  • Antibiotics
  • Ibuprofen for general ache and pain
  • Blister treatment such as hand plants and aids, some waterproof tape, and anti-infection.

Poonhill Trek Difficulty

Poonhill Trek difficulty is the world’s easiest trek. Despite not being very difficult, this journey requires the trekker to be in good physical and mental health. One shouldn’t have heart and lung conditions as well as knee or ankle issues.

This hike can be done in 5 to 6 hours of walking per day with adequate rest. A month or two before the journey date, you should start exercising and getting ready for this trip. These could include daily walking, going on hikes, taking a big walk once a week, practicing breathing techniques connected to yoga, etc.

Best Time for Poonhill Trek

Poonhill Trek is thought to be most enjoyable in the spring and fall. The best climate is reached during the spring season, which runs from February to April. You are welcomed by the sight of springtime’s flowering rhododendron and lush, green woodlands. The blossoming plants and stunning mountain views are at their peak during this time of year. At lower elevations, it is warm and moderate; as you ascend higher, it becomes colder.

Similarly, the ideal period for the Poonhill Trek is during the autumn, which lasts from September to November. The enormous snow-covered mountains are stunning throughout the autumn when the skies are typically clear. Daytime temperatures are quite consistent. It can get a little chilly at night and in the early morning. But the trek is pleasant on bright, sunny days.

Tipping During the Trekking

Tipping is a personal way for you to express appreciation for your services. You may want to leave a tip for the services you appreciate, or you may just want to express your gratitude in Nepali by saying “DHANYABAD.”

The final day of the vacation is typically when tips are given. Similar to this, trekkers are free to tip a hotel, lodge, or individual on whatever day they choose. Tipping is purely a matter of personal preference and perspective.


Altitude Sickness and Acclimatization

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms can appear at elevations above 2000 meters above sea level because there is less oxygen in the air, which makes breathing difficult. The signs and symptoms of AMS include nausea, fatigue, headache, and dizziness.

Keep in mind that the Poonhill Trek will take you above 2500 meters, which reduces your risk of developing AMS. To help your body adjust to the thin air, walk gradually and gently. There is a danger that you could develop AMS if you try to move quickly and cover a large area at a high altitude. To prevent the situation from getting worse, vigilance should be exercised. Drink plenty of water to keep your body hydrated, and eat a balanced diet of foods to help your body feel more energized.

Travel Insurance

A quality travel insurance policy that provides adequate coverage for all of your activities is crucial for the Poonhill Trek. During the journey, anything may happen. Even though we are more concerned with safety, accidents and emergencies can sometimes happen where we are going.

Physical injuries, helicopter evacuation, medical costs, and any other situations you can face while trekking should all be covered by your travel insurance policy.

Drinking Water on Poonhill Trek

Trekkers must drink plenty of water to keep their bodies hydrated and avoid altitude sickness (AMS) (Acute Mountain Sickness). Three to four liters of water per day should be consumed while climbing up Poonhill.

Instead of purchasing bottled water, we strongly advise you to carry one reusable water container that can hold hot water. In addition to being pricey, bottled water might cause severe issues in the Annapurna region. Water purification tablets can be used to clean water. But after taking tablets, the flavor will change. Water should always be consumed after sufficient cleansing. Both the teahouse and the tent have access to boiled water.

Entrance Permit and Requirement

The permits you need for Poonhill Trek are:

  • TIMS (Tourist Information Management System) card.
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) Permit

Important Documents and Information to get these permit

  • 2 passport-size photos
  • Photocopy of your passport
  • Dates when your trek starts and end
  • Emergency Contact Information
  • Travel Insurance Detail

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