When visiting Nepal, The Poon Hill Trek should be your first choice since you will be doing what you should be doing in Nepal and that is trekking. What makes the Ghorepani Poon Hill Journey so appealing is that it is actually a trek that virtually anybody can do. And for your information, Poon Hill is still a 3.210-meter-high hill, and it is no stroll in the park, but it is quite feasible in comparison to some other treks in Nepal. The Poon Hill Trek is also known as the Annapurna Sunrise Trek because everyone treks up Poon Hill to witness the sunrise over the Annapurna Range, one of the most magnificent mountain ranges in the world. You won’t get altitude sickness on the Poon Hill Trek, which can be completed in as little as four days and is an excellent beginning to hiking in Nepal.The Poon Hill Trek is regarded as an introduction to the Annapurna Region’s outstanding hiking attractions. It is one of the simplest treks in Nepal. The Poon Hill Trek is considered family-friendly, and unlike other treks in Nepal, you can do it in a short period of time if you desire.
Although, the Poon Hill Trek is considered simple, hikers and trekkers should be in good physical condition. After all, you’re still hiking across Nepal’s Himalayas. Check out this blog article to learn more about what it takes to go trekking in Nepal and what you can do to become the fittest version of yourself.
The five days Itinerary of the Poon Hill Trek from Kathmandu is as below:
Day 1: Drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu
The 7-hour journey from Kathmandu to Pokhara offers the stunning views of central Nepal’s hills, canyons, rivers, and villages. In Pokhara, you’ll be surrounded by magnificent beauty while you will also be learning about the local culture. Hotel accommodation is available.
Day 2: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Hile
The early morning journey will take us to Nayapul, the start of our trip. After a short trek, we’ll cross a suspension bridge and follow the Modi River’s bank to Birethanti. The route then continues past the hamlet, following the north bank of the BhurungdiKhola. The route winds through a bamboo grove and past many streams and waterfalls.We will arrive at the village ofHile after some steady ascent and spend the night here.
Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani (2840 m)
We will hike to Ghorepani, a beautiful Gurung community in the Himalayas, after breakfast. We’ll cross many tiny rivers and keep up the stone steps until we reach Uleri. At Uleri, we will be greeted with breathtaking views of Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Mt Machhapuchre. We’ll continue on our journey through the oak and rhododendron forest till we reach Ghorepani.
Day 4: Hike up Poon Hill to see the sunrise and then hike to Nayapul
We will summit Poon Hill at daybreak to see the stunning sunrise across the entire Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs and nearby rice terraces. The view from Poon Hill is often regarded as one of the best in the Himalayas.After that, we’ll head back to Ghorepani for breakfast. We’ll go back via the bamboo forest to Nayapul. Our van will be waiting for us at Nayapul to take us back to the lovely city of Pokhara.
Day 5: Drive back to Kathmandu
It’s time to return to Kathmandu. Once again, you will be rewarded with stunning scenery along the route. Congratulations, you have conquered Poon Hill, and we can’t wait to see you again. This way the five days trek of the breathtaking Poon Hill ends.
Best time to do the Poon Hill Trek
You will not be walking or hiking in the most severe circumstances if you participate in the Poon Hill Trek. After all, this trip only reaches a height of slightly more than 3.000 meters. As a result, you are not as exposed to the elements as you would be on other Nepal treks.The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trip is accessible all year, although the months of March through May, as well as October and November, are the most popular for this traditional trek. In this blog post, you can learn more about the best trekking and hiking seasons in Nepal.
If you’ve made it to Nepal, there’s a good chance you’re looking for an epic hiking trip – a wise choice given that eight of the world’s 14 tallest peaks can be found here!Beyond magnificent landscapes and sceneries and personal triumphs, hiking is one of the most popular activities to do in Nepal since it allows you to immerse yourself in the culture and to the beautiful and breathtaking nature. We recommend the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek (also known as the Annapurna Panorama Circuit) to people with limited time in Nepal who want to travel to the mountains and experience the unique Nepalese culture. Don’t miss out the chance of having the wonderful experience of this magical trek once in a life time.
-Article written by: Saru Niraula for Land Nepal