2 Nights 3 Days Shortest PoonHill Trek


Trip Facts

Trip Code
HWN101
Trip Duration
3 Day(s)
Activities
Hiking, Culture
Start Point
Pokhara
End Point
Pokhara
Max Altitude
3210m
Group Size
1-12 Pax
Best Season
Jan-May, Sep-Dec
Difficulty Level
Easy
Accomodations & Meals

  • 2 Nights Tea house
  • 2 Breakfasts
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
  • Water (Pay extra on the trek)
Locations Covered

  • Nayapul
  • Thikhedhunga
  • Ulleri
  • Ghorepani
  • Poonhill Viewpoint

Overview


2 Nights 3 Days Shortest PoonHill Trek is relatively easy but filled with adventurous thrill and suitable for those who are reasonably fit. PoonHill lies in the Annapurna region and treks with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. We begin the trek walking from Thikhedhunga to Ulleri and next day we trek to Ghorepani through rhododendron forests, streams, jungles, and farming land. Ghorepani is a beautiful village with nice lodges with a view of the great range of Annapurna mountains. This 2 Nights 3 Days Shortest PoonHill Trek provides a spectacular sunrise view from the PoonHill station, the elevation of Poonhill is 3210 meters above the sea level and it provides amazing Himalayan views including Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fishtail, and many other amazing snow-capped mountains. An early morning hike to PoonHill to see the splendid views of the Himalayan range with the sunrise view of several mountains. Hiking…

2 Nights 3 Days Shortest PoonHill Trek is relatively easy but filled with adventurous thrill and suitable for those who are reasonably fit. PoonHill lies in the Annapurna region and treks with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. We begin the trek walking from Thikhedhunga to Ulleri and next day we trek to Ghorepani through rhododendron forests, streams, jungles, and farming land. Ghorepani is a beautiful village with nice lodges with a view of the great range of Annapurna mountains. This 2 Nights 3 Days Shortest PoonHill Trek provides a spectacular sunrise view from the PoonHill station, the elevation of Poonhill is 3210 meters above the sea level and it provides amazing Himalayan views including Annapurnas, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Fishtail, and many other amazing snow-capped mountains. An early morning hike to PoonHill to see the splendid views of the Himalayan range with the sunrise view of several mountains. Hiking to Poonhill from Ghorepani is the highlight of this trek. Poonhill is one of the best viewpoints for the Annapurna mountain range.

Highlights: 2 Nights 3 Days Shortest PoonHill Trek

  • Discover spectacular views of 8000m plus mountains from the lower elevation
  • Perfect sunrise view of the world’s highest mountain peak including Annapurna (8,091m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Fishtail (6,998m), Nilgiri, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli
  • Friendly people and well-facilitated guest houses, trekking on the pleasant trails through the rhododendron forest, terrace farming villages

Itinerary Expand All


Today, you will be greeted by our local guide and porter at the hotel or at the Pokhara airport then start the journey of 2 nights 3 days Shortest PoonHill Trek. Drive to Nayapul (48 km), 2 hours by the vehicle over the hilly ridges of Lumle/Kande. The trail starts at the bottom of a river valley and passes through a lovely birch forest. Trek alongside the river and rice terraces up to Thikedhunga (about 3/4 hours). You will take lunch at Thikhedhung and the trail crosses a stream (BhurungdiKhola) on a suspension bridge. Begin the long, steep climb to the large Magar village Ulery, perched at 2070m.

Overnight at a guest house in Ulleri

After breakfast, start another pleasant day, hiking from Ulleri Village to Ghorepani 2850m, this is the most beautiful hike of your trip. We will walk through the villages, cool and pleasant jungles crossing the quiet and beautiful streams. Our hike is also about 4 hours. Lunch will be provided somewhere at a beautiful village on the way to Ghorepani.

Overnight at Guesthouse in Ghorepani

You will visit Poon Hill to experience the glorious sunrise at one of the world’s most scenic mountain ranges, with glimpses of mountains above 8000 meters. You will wake up at about 5 am prepare to trek. It takes about 50 minutes to reach the small, flat top. You will see the sun gradually rise on the mountains— a breathtaking experience. You will see several mountain peaks, including Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and Lamjung. After having breakfast at Ghorepani, you will hike down to Hile through deep pine and rhododendron forests. (Walking about 5/6 hours).

Our transport will be waiting at Hile and drive back to Pokhara.

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What's Included


  • Airport pickups and drop-offs in a private vehicle in Pokhara
  • 2 Nights Teahouse accommodations during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek guide
  • Staff cost including salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • All government and local taxes

What's Excluded


  • Add-On: Porter (One porter for two trekkers is suggested)
  • Add-On: Flight from Kathmandu, Accommodation in Pokhara
  • Accommodation, food in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Nepal Visa fee, the photograph is no longer required
  • International Airfare to/from Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, bottled water, etc.)
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather conditions, political instability, and illness will not be our responsibility since these factors are above and beyond our control.
  • Tips (Tipping is expected but it is not mandatory

Customer Reviews


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John UY . Jul 24, 2019
3 Country Tour - Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my…

Hassle-free is the word. If you plan to visit these countries? Anup at Himalayan Windows is the guy you need to see. Almost a year of planning and he was on top of things every single time. Any questions? He answers. Any suggestions? He answers. Better yet? You don’t need to plan anything. Have him plan it for you! He even booked us a fine dining restaurant in which my wife was really surprised! Thanks for that one, sir! Our only interest was Bhutan and they offer everything including visas. Then, he was kind enough to suggest Tibet and we were like, why not? Since it’s a neighboring country and we haven’t visited it either. We ended up booking the 3 Country tour. Including Nepal yes! Nepal was very entertaining and with our very educated guide Anish! He knew his stuff. Smiling fella! Minus the rain coz we missed our helicopter ride to see up close and personal the all-mighty Mt Everest. But don’t get me wrong. Even if Anup knew that our helicopter ride would be canceled he still showed up, at 6 am! He kept trying and calling constantly if there could be any possibility that we could do the tour but sadly no. That is customer service at its finest. Haven’t encountered such customer service like his. 5 stars on that! Tibet was something else. Altitude sickness yes but we managed. Karma our guide was very accommodating and will give us time to wander around on our own. Knows how to manage time especially visiting the Potala Palace. When he said he’ll meet us at 7 am. He was at the hotel right on the dot. Talk about punctuality! Bhutan was magical! The moment when you land. Everything is just a breeze. Even immigration was very friendly! I have no complaints! Sangay our guide was great! We felt like we weren’t tourists. More like friends. He explained everything perfectly. He even told us to roll down our windows coz of the fresh air. The hike to Tiger’s Nest is no joke but Sangay was there all the way. We have no negative feedback the whole time we were there in the kingdom of Bhutan. A must place to visit! Our only concern was the breakfast at Shambhala Palace in Tibet. To us, it was a cool experience to have Tibetan breakfast such as the tsampa but to the others, they might not be able to enjoy it. Fewer choices of food but that didn’t bother us. Eggs, toast coffee, and tea. No continental breakfast here but we were happy about it. The hotel is nice though! Loving the touch of every piece of furniture they have. Hi-tech shower! When we had dinner they have to fetch it from the other hotel coz the cook wasn’t there anymore. They didn’t say the kitchen is closed. They still provide. We were shocked! We felt bad for the guy delivering the food to us but we gave him a decent tip. Wish we knew all their names coz they were all very nice to us from the beginning when we arrived greeted with a smile and the day we left. The security guard even gave us bottled water on the way back to Nepal. We will surely miss those hardworking folks over there! Keep smiling! One word. Anup will do anything to make your trip a memorable one coz ours was. Even side trips such as having breakfast and having us tried all the dishes or snacks that we wanted to try! Also, even if we were at other Countries he keeps in touch thru WhatsApp just to make sure everything was still in order. He even kept on checking the helicopter ride when we were away! Thumbs up, sir! Hope your business will continue to grow and may you have more customers and friends to come! You are indeed an amazing travel consultant. Thanks again for having us and making our trip a memorable one! Thank   you all, Mr and Mrs. Uy
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Trip Information


PAYMENT & CANCELLATION 

Payment: 30% of the total tour cost is required as an advance deposit to confirm the tour with HimalayanWindows (HW). The remaining balance can be paid 3 days before the departure date. Payment can be made through Wire Transfer or Credit Card. We process your credit card payment securely and no extra fee is charged.

Cancellation: For cancellation more than 30 days before the Tour Start Date, No Cancellation fee is charged. For cancellation from 29 calendar days up to and including 4 calendar days before the Tour Start Date, a charge of 30% of the total invoice amount is charged. For a cancellation occurring within 3 days of the date of travel or No Show shall be charged 100% of the total invoice amount. Learn more about Terms and Conditions.

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS 

Accommodation: Accommodation is in twin rooms in cities unless a special request is made for a single supplement with an additional fee. Accommodation is in twin or dormitory at lodges on the trek especially in a peak season, it is difficult to find single/twin rooms in the mountains. Our main focus is to provide clean and safe rooms to our valued guests.

Meals: Basically, every package we offer includes breakfast; lunch and dinner are provided based on the cost we offer on the tour. In Bhutan, every package is on a full board plan that includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner. During the trek, we provide all meals where you will need to pay extra for drinking water and snacks.

VISA REQUIREMENTS

Nepal Visa: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Nepal needs to obtain a Nepal Visa. Nepal visa can be obtained on arrival and some countries need a visa before traveling to Nepal. Make sure your passport is valid at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Make sure to obtain a multi-entries Nepal Visa if you are planning cross country tours.

Check the latest update and requirements to enter Nepal post-COVID-19

Bhutan Visa Clearance: Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Bhutan needs to obtain a Bhutan Visa Clearance before the travel to Bhutan. We obtain your Bhutan visa; you need to send your color scanned clear passport copy. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the Tour Start Date. Before flying to Bhutan, a Visa Clearance will be sent to you from your tour operator, you have to print the clearance paper and show it at the Druk Air/Bhutan Airlines counter during the Check-in. The original visa would be stamped into your passport upon arrival at the Paro airport. Learn more about Bhutan travel info.

Tibet Group Visa (TGV): Every traveler from any country who wanted to visit Tibet from Nepal needs to obtain a Tibet Group Visa (TGV) in Kathmandu through the help of a tour operator. Make sure to land in Kathmandu 3-4 working days before the travel date t process for TGV. If you are traveling from China, no TGV is required, a Chinese Visa & Permit are needed, though. Learn more about the Tibet entry procedure.

BEST TIME TO VISIT 

Nepal & Bhutan: Nepal and Bhutan share the climate from high mountains to the low land sub-tropical plains and jungles. Both countries have similar weather and ideal to visit at the same time of the year. March to April (spring) & October to December (autumn and early winter) are the best time to visit as the air is clean and fresh with sunny skies. January and February are colder and June, July, and August (summer) are monsoon season.

Tibet: The best time to visit Tibet is from April to October as the weather is warmer, fresh, and sunny skies. November to March are usually very cold, but still possible to visit if the route is not blocked by the snow, especially in the regions like Namtso, Everest Base Camp, Mount Kailash, etc.

TRAVEL INSURANCE 

HimalayanWindows advises bringing proper Travel Insurance to all the travelers who are interested in traveling in the Himalayas. Travel Insurance is a policy that helps cover medical problems, emergency evacuation, theft, loss of belongings, last hour tour/ticket cancellation, etc.

FAQS


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Nepal Tour and Trekking Do I Need A Visa To Enter Nepal? Yes, all the foreigners, Except Indians need a Nepalese visa in order to enter Nepal. Most of the nationals can get the on-arrival visa at the TIA airport, however, it is advised to consult with your nearby Embassy or Consulate of Nepal. What do I need to get my visa? You need to… Read More »

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