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  • Max Altitude : 3,250m / 10 662ft
  • Daily Walking Hours : 5 to 6 hours
  • Accomodation: Teahouse/guest house
  • Food : Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner(BLD)
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Poon Hill Trek – 3 Days Short and Easy Trip

3 days Poon Hill trek is the best option for those travelers who have short vacations or weekend plans to visit the Himalayas. It is a short and easy trek and can be enjoyed even if you are traveling with kids and seniors. This is a family-friendly trek in Annapurna and requires no previous hiking experience. Anyone with reasonably fit can participate in this trek. Our 3-day Poon Hill trek starts from Pokhara and takes you through terraced farming villages, dense mossy forests, and beautiful icy waterfalls where we can stop to cool our faces. Each day of 3 days Poon Hill trek offers an amazing view of high mountains and dramatic landscapes with magical green hills. The sunrise view from Poon Hill is breathtaking.

We begin 3 days Poon Hill trek after a two-hour drive through knobby roads to Nayapul from Pokhara. We begin walking to Ulleri via Tikhedhunga village. The very next day from Ulleri, we continue trekking through the rhododendron forests to Ghorepani village, which is the highlight of our trip as we get there by walking through pretty tough uphill and downhill trails, via streams, jungles, and farming lands. Ghorepani is a beautiful and prepossessing village with nice and homely lodges, friendly people, and the view of the great range of Annapurna looming about throughout the year.

3 days Poon Hill trek will make you witness a beautiful and spectacular sunrise view from Poon Hill (3,250 m) as well as the brilliant views of the Himalayas including the Annapurna range, and Mount Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Mount Fishtail, and many more white snow-capped mountains.

Discover amazing views with every hike especially with an early morning hike to Poon Hill in order to witness the grand views of the spectacular Himalayan range. Along with the sunrise which will surely be the highlight of the trip. Poon Hill is truly one of the best viewpoints in the Annapurna region and also one of the best viewpoints in the world.

Please do not forget to bring a Torch Light for the Poon Hill hike. On the second day, the hike will be early in the morning around 4:30 AM from Ghorepani village to Poon Hill viewpoint to see the grand sunrise and the breathtaking Himalayas. Bookings are open for the years 2023, and 2024, contact us for special cost, itinerary, and departure dates.

3 days Poon Hill trek, being a tea house-based trekking, every next village provides decent guesthouses and mountain lodges. The total distance of the Trek is about 45 km (about 28 miles, Nayapul Poon Hill Nayapul) round trips.  A 2-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul on a private car or van (depending on group size) with our guide and porters, hike from Nayapul to Birethanti check post, continue to Tikhedunga and to Ulleri Village, first night at a guest house in Ulleri village.

The next day to Ghorepani village, and the second night in this village at a good guesthouse. Day third, early morning hike to Poon Hill, after sunrise back to the guesthouse, and trek back to Pokhara.

We are organizing 3 days Poon Hill trek from Pokhara as both group and private trek departure. Contact us to let us know how many of you are in your group to do this trek so that we can send you a quote and other information according to the size of your group.

A special offer is available for group travelers of more than 5 people with an easy, cheap and secure online payment platform.

3 Days Poon Hill Trek

Best seasons (months) for 3 Days Poon Hill Trek

The best seasons for the Poon Hill trek 3 days is autumn (from September to November) and spring (from mid-March to mid-May). During these seasons, the weather will be warm and clear with spectacular views. If you want to avoid rush time and crowds then winter (December to February) will be an ideal time to go on this trek. Monsoon season (June to Aug) makes everything unclear and slippery.

Accommodations on 3 days Poon Hill Trek

3 days Poon Hill hiking tour starts and finishes in Pokhara, the package does not include accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara but we at Alpine Eco Trek are always happy to arrange accommodations in these cities for you as per your budget and choice. Let us know if you want us to arrange accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Accommodations during the 3 days Poon Hill trek, we arrange the best available lodges/guesthouses on full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) in each village. On the first day of our hike, we stay in a beautiful village called Ulleri. This village has a wide range of lodges and guesthouses featuring fantastic facilities of rooms with comfortable beds, neat and clean bedsheets, and warm blankets with attached bathrooms and Internet Wi-Fi.

The lodge’s restaurant serves authentic and organic meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) from their menu. On the day second, we will hike from Ulleri to Ghorepani village. In Ghorepani village, there are many nice luxury lodges and guesthouses available. We arrange one of the best lodges on the full board in this village. On the third day, we will hike from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and then trek down to Nayapul where we conclude the hike with two hours drive to Pokhara.

Food and Drink on 3 days Poon Hill Trekking

Food and drinking water during the 3 days Poon Hill trek, our hiking package includes meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and lodge accommodations. Meals during the hike will be mostly authentic Nepalese dishes like rice, curry, lentil, vegetables, spicy free pickles, curd, plain chapatti and etc.

Other cuisines like continental, Tibetan, and Indian are also available. These meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge. Besides that, you can buy bars, bread, cookies, and hot chocolates, extra on the trail on your own.

Drinking water during the trek can be easily found everywhere, every next hour you can buy pure and safe drinking water from the local teashops and guesthouses. Also, you can get hot water from the lodge and fill in your bottle every time it gets empty. So, do carry a reusable water bottle with you.

We at Alpine Eco Trek would request you not to buy mineral water bottles (plastic) on the way as it will help preserve the nature of this beautiful region. Moreover, you can also carry water purifier tablets or SteriPen with you to purify the water.

Options to get Pokhara from Kathmandu

Normally, there are three options to get Pokhara from Kathmandu:

A Tourist Bus Travel:

A tourist bus from Soorkhute (a 2-minute walk from Thamel) at 7:00 am every day from Kathmandu to Pokhara would be the first option. It is a 200 km drive from Kathmandu and takes 6 hours to reach Pokhara. The cost of a tourist bus ranges from USD 8 to USD 25.

Normal tourist buses with Wi-Fi and insurance coverage facilities with comfortable 2×2 folding seats, for a capacity of 30 people will cost you USD 8 per person and super deluxe buses with air conditioning and very comfortable seats with wifi, buffet lunch, and insurance coverage will cost you around USD 25 per person. You can choose any of the above buses as per your budget and comfort requirements.

A Private Vehicle:

Another option to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu would be by private vehicles, which cost you USD 100 for a Car (maximum 4 people capacity), USD 150 for a Jeep (max 7 people capacity), and USD 200 for a van/Toyota Hiace (max 13 person capacity) with luggage storage. You can choose the vehicle type based on the size of your group. If you take a private vehicle, it will be a more flexible and enjoyable journey.

By flight:

The third option to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu would be by flight, there are several daily flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara. One of the best, fast, and most convenient ways to get to Pokhara is by taking a flight to reach there. It takes 25 minutes from Kathmandu and a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara costs USD 120 per person.

Please send us an inquiry and let us know which option you would prefer to get to Pokhara, we will be happy to arrange the modes of transportation to get to Pokhara as per your choice. And, If you have one or two more days we recommend you choose our 5 days Poon Hill trek for a comfortable and rush-free adventure.

Poon Hill Trek 3 Day Hiking
On the way to Nayapul – Our clients are busy taking beautiful pictures at Fishtail View Point

Read reviews before finalizing your trip to Poon Hill

Read reviews for Poon Hill Trek from our clients who enjoyed the trip with our team.

Amazing Poon Hill trek with the best guide

When searching for sustainable tourism in Nepal I found this agency Alpine Eco Trek. My boyfriend and I had booked the Poon Hill tour, and it was one of the most amazing trips we have ever been on! The trip itself was planned well. Together with our guide Ramesh, Ram Kumar did an excellent job in offering great service and meeting every need that we had! Through the trek, we got to see diverse and beautiful scenery – jungle, waterfalls, rural villages, etc. But best of all, our guide Ramesh. Ramesh was so polite and made us feel safe and comfortable. We had lots of fun with him on the trek – playing card games and telling us about the culture and history.

If you want a short, challenging, and amazing trip we recommend booking a trip through Alpine Eco Trek.

Best wishes, Sidse (and Philip), Denmark

Amazing Trip

We did 3 days Poon Hill trip with Ram and his company. It was amazing even if I found it a bit tough! Ram arranged everything from our hotels in Kathmandu to a stunning hotel in Pokhara, the Temple Tree. Then we had Ramis as our guide and Amit as our porter for the 3 days. They were brilliant and so supportive. As I walked more slowly than my wife, one of them stuck with me all of the way. They were both kind, funny and great to have around. Nothing was too much trouble. Ram couldn’t do enough for us, changing flights and arranging longer stays in hotels for super low prices and always without any hassle. I would highly recommend this company and we will use them again in hopefully the near future.

David H, Swansea, UK

Excellent company to travel with

My husband and I have just come back from Nepal, where we did 3 days trek with Alpine Eco Trek. I started planning the trip about 5 months ago and found this company on Tripadvisor. From the first email, Ram Kumar, the owner, could not have been more helpful. The trek itself was great, we had a guide, Ramis and a porter Amit. Both were great. My husband couldn’t keep up with me and so either Ramis or Amit would walk with him. We kept to our own pace every day, it was brilliant. We did the Poon Hill trek so walked through beautiful forests up to stunning mountains. I watched the sunrise from Poon Hill…awesome.

Ram, the owner went out of his way to help us, we changed flights and stayed in Pokhara longer, he booked hotel rooms for us with very little notice, he picked us up from the airport and dropped us back. We cannot thank him and his team enough. Ram gave us an idea of what to pack and then picked out great hotels in Pokhara and Kathmandu. The guest houses on the trek were fine, and basic, but clean and all had hot showers, which is a huge plus in the Himalayas. I plan to trek again and use this company. I have trekked to base camp in the past and both that and this short trek were amazing, so I would highly recommend them.

Jackyp22, Swansea, UK

Beautiful 3 Days Poon Hill Trek

8 of us ladies went on this beautiful trek this December (15-17). We had a wonderful mini adventure, thanks to Ram Kumar (Alpine Eco Trek) and his team. Everything went smoothly and as promised. From the very beginning, Ram Kumar answered all our queries promptly and professionally so we knew what to expect weather-wise and terrain-wise.

The Guide Ram Gopal and his team were helpful friendly and respectful. The trek was a little hard on the first day, with us being beginners and the climb being steep for a couple of hours. It was amazingly beautiful throughout. The highlight was the early morning trek up Poon Hill, sitting there sipping coffee and watching the sun come up.
The walk through the villages and forest was lovely, the views from the restaurants we stopped along the way were breathtaking.

On the way back we stayed for a day in Pokhara at the Mount Kailash Resort, which was close to the Fewa lake and some really good restaurants. We spent another day in Kathmandu sightseeing and shopping.
It was a super fun, thrilling, and memorable trip thanks to the group of crazy and close friends that we went with, the excellent trip organizers of Alpine Eco Trek, and the beautiful beautiful place. Would definitely recommend it.

Padma R, India

Amazing trek up Poon Hill

I contacted Ram about three weeks before our departure and he was very responsive and patiently answered all my questions. Our guide and porter, also called Ram and Durba respectively were excellent from the moment they picked us up at our hotel in Pokhara. Myself and my friend are females in our twenties and we both felt very safe with them. The tea houses are extremely basic in the mountains, we paid a little extra to have a private bathroom as most have a communal bathroom.

Make sure you bring toilet roll as this is not provided anywhere! The tea houses are freezing cold at night so bring plenty of layers including a warm hat and a hot water bottle if you can.

Also ensure you bring local currency for any extras you wish to buy such as dessert or extra drinks. Another group we met on the trek who went with another tour group reached Ghorepani village on the second night and most of the guest houses were booked up so they were walking around with their bags trying to find a place which would be extremely annoying when you are tired after trekking all day. I appreciated that Ram organized our guest houses in advance to ensure we got a room.

Another point to mention is that we were quite shocked to see some porters from other companies were women and wearing flimsy flip-flops for the climb while carrying heavy weights on their backs which I do not think is morally right. Our porter was wearing appropriate footwear which eased my guilt about him carrying our bags. The hotels in Pokhara provide lockers so you can leave anything unnecessary at the bottom to avoid any extra weight for your porter to carry.

All in all, we had an amazing time- it really is another world up in the mountains and a wonderful experience to see how the locals live up there. I really appreciate the organization that Ram put into our trip! The view at the top is spectacular and it’s well worth the climb.

Elaine S, Nov 2018

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Wonderful, mesmerizing, breath-taking and fabulous Poon Hill viewpoint

Please be sure to read some candid reviews for the Ghorepani poon hill trek 3 days on TripAdvisor before you make up your mind about booking this trip with us. The Certificate of Excellence has been awarded to our company for the years 2016 to 2021 consecutively and with the hard-working management team, guides, and staff members, the services offered by the company, and the rendered aid and help towards clients, Alpine Eco Trek has been recognized as the best trekking company in Nepal operating at the local level.

Trip Highlights

  • Walking on pleasant trails through the terrace farming villages and lush rhododendron forests to the fascinating Poon Hill
  • Enjoy staying in well-facilitated guest houses
  • Explore the breathtaking views of splendid 8000 m mountains without going too high in a limited time
  • Watch the grand sunrise and the world's highest mountain peaks including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Mt. Fishtail (6998 m), Mt. Nilgiri, Annapurna South and Hiunchuli from Poon Hill viewpoint.

Our guide and porters will greet you at your hotel or at the Pokhara airport and drive straight to 3 days Poon Hill trekking starting point called Nayapul, 2 hours drive, from here trek about 4 to 5 hours to Ulleri village. Overnight at the guesthouse with breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guest House
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Ulleri Village
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:1,920m

After breakfast, start another pleasant day, hiking from Ulleri Village to Ghorepani 2850 m, this is the most beautiful hike of your trip. We will walk through the villages, and calm and pleasant jungles crossing the quiet and beautiful streams. Our hike is also about 5 hours. Lunch will be provided somewhere in the beautiful village to Ghorepani. Overnight at Guesthouse in Ghorepani village with Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and 3 cups of Tea, Coffee.

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guest House
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Ghorepani Village
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:2,850m

Hike to Poon Hill, today is the biggest day of your trip. Weak up so early in the morning by 4:30 AM and hiked to Poon Hill 3210m, about an hour's hike. The great sunrise and the stunning Himalayan range including Annapurna Himalayas and Dhaulagiri Mountain would be a marvelous memory with many great pictures. After sunrise and enjoying the views, come back to the Guest House, have a hot breakfast, and start the hike back to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara. 6 to 7 hours of walking, 2 hours drive. Reach Pokhara by 5 PM. End service

  • itinery-iconAccommodation: Guest House
  • itinery-iconMeals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • itinery-iconPlace: Poon Hill and Nayapul
  • itinery-iconMaximum Altitude:3,250m

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Note: The cost for 2 nights 3 days Poon Hill holiday which we have offered for the above-set departure dates is for a minimum of 2 people (group size). 3 days of hiking vacation to Poon Hill is one of the shortest and easiest treks in the Annapurna region. The trek will be organized from Pokhara. Anyone with reasonably fit health can easily join this group trek to Poon Hill.
To book the trip we will need your passport copy along with USD 100 deposit in our company's bank account. The outstanding balance you can pay once you reach Pokhara in USD or NPR cash.
This is a family-friendly and most beautiful trek in Nepal; the view from Poon Hill is just breathtaking and marvelous. And the trekking leads you all way from Nayapul to Ghorepani through villages, jungles, farming terraces, and crossing several bamboo bridges and waterfalls. This is one of the most popular short treks in the Annapurna Himalayas.

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  • small-thumbnails Private Van transfer from your hotel in Pokhara to Nayapul and back to Pokhara.
  • small-thumbnails Annapurna conservation fees.
  • small-thumbnails Tims Card (Trekking Information Management System card) Permit.
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  • small-thumbnails Your food ( breakfast, lunch, dinner and 3 cups of tea/coffee per day) and mountain lodges accommodation ( twin sharing basis) during the trek.
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  • small-thumbnails Accommodation (guest house) during the trekking period.
  • small-thumbnails Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
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Useful Information

You are suggested to bring your warm clothes and trekking shoes from your hometown, however, in Pokhara, there are some gear shops that provide gear on sale and rent. And, since the trek is a short and easy hike, no need to bring special gear. Recommended to bring with you are:

  • A pair of normal walking shoes (sports shoes are also fine),
  • One warm jacket, a couple of T-shirts,
  • A pair of trousers, two pairs of socks,
  • A long-sleeved shirt, sunscreen, bag-pack of about 30litures,
  • Torchlight, Camera, quick-drying towel,
  • Sun and warm hat, gloves, thermal underwear, sunglass, etc.

Our staff will be there to greet you at the Pokhara airport or at your hotel in Pokhara and at the same time, you will be provided with alpine eco trek – a duffel bag to put your trekking stuff which will be carried by our porters. 1 porter for 2 clients and a porter can carry up to 20 kilograms.

Poon Hill 3 days hiking tour is one of the most beautiful treks in Nepal, the trek begins with a pleasant walk through ever-charming villages crossing several suspension bridges and waterfalls enjoying the mesmerizing view of snowy peaks, and interacting with lovely and welcoming locals. The trek is quite an easy and comfortable walk so that no need for any previous trekking and hiking experience. However, you need to be reasonably fit for this trek, alpine eco trek suggests you spend at least 4 to 5 days a week doing some physical training (like treadmill, jogging, cycling and etc) for about 30 to 50 days prior to the trek departure date.

Trip Reviews

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  • December 27, 2022

Family friendly Poon Hill trek

Alpine Eco Trek met our expectations and more on a one and a half week trip to Nepal. I can particularly recommend them to travelers with children, we took our 11 year old son with us and guide Ram and porter Dhansing made his time fun and memorable. On our trek, they happily played football, cricket, running races, volleyball and a tabletop me I do not know the name of Ram made sure everything ran smoothly, taking care of us, nothing was too much trouble. The trip was great value compared to UK based tours, Chitwan National Park very good, Kathmandu colorful and interesting, our 3 day trek to Poon Hill was fabulous, but particularly for our son getting to know Ram and Dhansing will be what we remember most. The tour was private so we were not in a large trekking group. We booked from the UK, emails were answered quickly and the tour exceeded our expectations. If we ever go back we would be sure to go with Alpine Eco Trek, maybe Annapurna base camp next time.

  • Jane D
    United Kingdom
  • December 27, 2022

The best

We did 3 days of Poon Hill trek last March and it has been one of the best experiences in Nepal. Ram and his team are so nice, well-trained and worried about everything with us. One thing I must say is that they remained with a partner of mine who was asthmatic and could not do the hiking at the same speed as we did. He was with her, it does not matter if it was raining cat and dogs, always with her. All of us agree that we could not choose a better agency to be with those days. Thank you.

  • Eva S
    Spain
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