4 day Poonhill Trek From Pokhara

Duration

4 Days

Country

Nepal

Activity

Trekking

Accomodation

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Season

Spring, Autumn

Cost

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Meals

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Trip Highlight:

  • Trek through the rhododendrons forest.
  •  The sunrise from Poon Hill is amazing.
  • The Nepalese Gurung community’s kind nature.
  • The spectacular Machhapuchhre (6,993m), Himchuli (6441m), and other majestic mountains.
  • Tea houses built in a traditional manner
  • The friendly Gurung community in Nepal.
  • A short and simple itinerary for the Annapurna area.
  • Scenic journey with a variety of plants and animals

Overview:

Poon Hill is one of the most well-known, shortest, and easiest climbs in the Annapurna Area. It is situated in the Myagdi districts at an elevation of 3,210 meters above sea level. Intriguing ancient villages, the distinctive culture of the Pun Magar ethnic group, rhododendron forests, and a variety of exotic flora and animals may all be found atop Poon Hill, which gives 360-degree views of the beautiful Himalayan range. Due to its exceptionally stunning sunrise and sunset vistas of snow-capped mountains, this journey is also known as the Poon Hill Sunrise Trek.

A route called the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek can be found in the lower Annapurna Range. The best part is ascending to Poon Hill’s peak viewpoint at sunrise and admiring the broad views of the renowned Annapurna region, which includes Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna.

The 4-day Poonhill trek begins a Scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapool. You will start your trip Ullleri. Then next day, ascend to Ghorepani through Ulleri. The journey takes 7-8 hours. Spend the night at the village of Ghorepani and get plenty of rest to get ready for the trip tomorrow. You will awaken early in the morning before sunrise and trek to Poon Hill in two days, which takes an hour or less. The highlight of this journey is the magnificent sunrise vista of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, and other mountains. Spend some time admiring the Annapurna region’s magnificence before getting ready to descend to Ghorepani. Prepare to descend all the way to Tadapani by packing your bag.

Then you will trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk. A beautiful village called Ghandruk is home to the Gurung people. Additionally, Mount Fish Tail, Mount Annapurna South, and Mount Himchuli can all be seen from this settlement in stunning detail. After spending some time at Ghnadruk will drive back to Pokhara.

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.

Itinerary:

We begin the 4-wheel drive from the Pokhara Hotel after breakfast. Upper Ulleri can be reached in 2 to 4 hours. This duration is influenced by the season, View Point Stop, and traffic. From Nayapool your trek starts up to Ulleri. Ulleri is a stunning Gurung village located at a height of 2,090 meters.

Overnight at Ulleri.

You can hear the sounds of nature as you stroll along a peaceful walk through stunning woods. You’ll get a beautiful view of Hiunchuli and Annapurna South during this portion of the path. You will gradually ascend through verdant hills and forests to the town of Ghorepani.

Ghorepani was a well-liked rest station for ancient traders to relieve the thirst of their horses. However, this community has been refurbished and now offers a variety of amenities, including hot showers, bookstores, coffee shops, bakeries, and cafes. By taking a hot shower, reading a book, and sipping tea or coffee, you can spend time with yourself.

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 4-day 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 4-day Poonhill trekking special?

The 4-day Poonhill trek is the easiest trekking route and is appropriate for family groups, senior citizens, and student groups as well. It’s overwhelming to hike Ghorepani, Poon Hill, and Ghandruk. It has gained popularity as a preferred trip location for most people thanks to its simple climbing pathways and stunning views. Due to its location within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP), there is a chance that you may come into contact with various animals, including deer, wild boar, and monkeys. The Gurung people live in the attractive village of Ghandruk. You can visit the museum in Ghandruk from where you can learn more about their culture, tradition, lifestyle, and dresses. Mount Fish Tail, Mount Annapurna South, and Mount Himchuli can all be seen clearly from this village.

Equipment Required for Poonhill Trek

General

  • 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

Body

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

Hands 

  • Hand gloves

Lower Body

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

Feet

  • 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 4-day 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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