Poon hill trek difficulty in different routes and complete guide

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Know about Poon Hill trek difficulty and routes before you book Poon Hill Trekking in Nepal. You can trek to Poon Hill within 4-5 days. Poon hill trek is a short and easy trekking trail in Annapurna Region. 

Introduction of Poon Hill Trek

Poon hill trek is a more popular trekking trail in Annapurna conservation. Comparatively,Guest Posting the trek is easy and comfortable, so it attracts thousands of tourists every year in Nepal. There is some factor that determines the level of Poon hill trek difficulty in different routes. For example, Distance, duration, altitude, weather, accommodation, and so on.

Poon hill offers the Nepali typical lifestyle, nature and closes 360 views of the Himalayan range. The Poon hill is the viewpoint situated on 3210m altitude. Poon is the cast of Magar, and they have a settlement of Ghorepani. The viewpoint offers the delighted panoramic view of snow-covered mountains.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the short duration adventurous journey. It can be finished within 4-5 days. Along with the trekking trail, plenty of tea houses are built for the facilities and comfortable accommodation for the trekkers. So you don’t need to carry the food and camping gear.

Ghorepani and Ulleri are the famous Magar settlements and where you will enjoy the astonishing view of mountains.  Nowadays, almost tea houses internet facilities. On the trek, you had an opportunity to explore Nepali culture and Himalayan landscape and lifestyle.

From the Poon hill, sunrise and sunset view was remarkable and outstanding experience among the trekking trail. This is the marvellous feeling ever in life on top high Himalayas.

On top of Poon hill Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Dhampush peak, Bharashikar, Annapurna south, Himchuli, Fishtail, Manaslu and many more Himalayan peaks can be viewed crystal clear.

Well, the Poon Hill trek can be made throughout the years. However, monsoon and winter seasons are not suitable for a clear view, although the trekking trail is always a safe and unique adventure all around the year.

The trek was not considered too hard and challenging. But here we presented some factor to Poon hill trek difficulty in different routes.

 

Highlights of the Poon Hill Trek

  • A scenic drive from Pokhara to Nayapool
  • Explore the villages, paddy field, lush green forest, the Himalayan range and so on
  • Trail trekking through the traditional villages, rhododendron and orchid forests
  • Mesmerizing sunrise and sunset view top of mountain peaks
  • Experienced the Gurung and Magar villages of Ghorepani and Ghandruk
  • 360 panoramic view of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and many more peaks from the Poon Hill viewpoint
  • Having a Knowledge a diversity of flora and fauna along the trek

 

Poon Hill Trekking Route

The total distance for Poon Hill trek covers 51 Km, which can be done 4-5 days trek. Trek can be considered as a moderate, and any age group can be part of this trek. The maximum elevation of the Poon Hill 3210m. Because of the short trekking trail, you don’t need to carry a lot of equipment and 4-5 hours daily walk. 

From Kathmandu to Pokhara, you can get a flight or ride a private vehicle or public. Then you will drive to Naypool and start your real journey to walk Poon hill trek. Here you will walk through green ModiKhola valley, where Banthati, you have to show your permits. The trekking trail mostly flows the dirt road until Hille passing villages, green valley, paddy fields, and so on.

Today Thikadhunga to Ulleri, you have to walk more than 3000 stone staircases. This is the hard part of the Poon hill trekking trail.

Second-day Ulleri to Ghorepani 4-5 hour walk through the dense, beautiful oak and rhododendron forests. The pleasant walk will take you to Ghorepani village.

Ghorepani is the beautiful Poon village, where you can enjoy the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Himchuli, Fishtail, and many more peaks. Tomorrow morning we will hike to Poon hill for the sunrise view to the chain of Himalayas. This is the perfect destination for a close and panoramic view of the Himalayan range.

After breakfast in Ghorepani and continued our journey Ghandruk via Tadapani. You are also passing through the lush green forest and having an inspiring nature and mountains view along the trail.

The smooth and comfortable trekking trail takes you to the famous Gurung village Ghandruk. From the Ghandruk, you will enjoy the fantastic view of Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Fishtail mountains. Here you will experience the Gurung tradition and culture. Ghandruk is a famous village where you will have a chance to visit the Gurung museum. Then the next day is recollecting the journey and heading back to Nayapool flow the communities and Modi Khola River.

We have a different option to part of Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. If you want more information, you can email me.

  

Affecting factor of Poon hill trek difficulty and different route

 

Poon Hill Trek Distance

Poon hill trek is a short who have a limited time to be part of this trek. The trek is ideal options and not so far from the Pokhara and Kathmandu. If you have limited time, you can choose to fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu and start a one and a half drive to Nayapool Poon hill trek. By tourist bus, it takes a time one day more to be part of this beautiful trek.

The distance covers the 51KM for the Poon Hill circuit trek. The trek flows the routes of Nayapool, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk and ends with the same place where we start our journey. Well, the trekking trail passes through beautiful villages, rhododendron, and oak forests until Ghandruk. Along the way, you had an experience of ups and downhills as well as Himalayan range natural beauty. 

In a short time frame, the trekking trail leads you amazing more than 32 mountain peaks from the Poon Hill. Here you will enjoy the sunrise and sunset view of Himalayas. 

 

Duration to Trek Poon Hill

Poon hill trekking is the 4-5 days trek from the starting points. It can be shorter than your choice. The same way back to the Poon Hill trek can be done 3 days. The four days trek through the villages Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ghandruk. 

These are the famous village where you can enjoy the natural and close Himalayan views. 

On the Third day is early in the morning hike to Poon hill. Here you had a stunning view of the chain of mountains. Then you will back to Ghorepani and having breakfast and continue your journey. 

You usually have to walk a 4-5 hour walk each day on Poon hill trek. However, Ghorepani to Ghandruk trail is quite long because of the Poon hill hike as well as longer part of this trek. If you make it 5 days trek, it will be more luxurious; you don’t need to walk more hours. Walking 4-5 hours is an effortless walk on that trip. The trekking trail also really enjoyable through the beautiful nature, which makes them memorable journeys.

 

The altitude of Poon Hill

Yes, altitude is the main affecting factor of trekking in the Himalayas. However, Poon hill trek is the zero chance to the suffering of elevation. The highest altitude is the Poon hill trek is 3210m from the sea level.

Generally, above the 3000m height, we might suffer from altitude sickness. During the trek, you will stay at the Ghorepani 2874 meters/ 9429 feet and hike to Poon Hill for the sunrise and sunset. Then you will return to the lower altitude, so you may not face such kind of problem of this trek.

 

Here is the altitude of significant villages

  • Pokhara : 900m/ 2953 ft.
  • Nayappool : 1,047 /3510 ft.
  • Hille : 1480 meters/ 4855 ft.
  • Ulleri : 1960 meters/ 3460 ft.
  • Ghorepani : 2874 meters/ 9429 ft.
  • Tadapani : 2630 meters/ 8628 ft.
  • Ghandruk : 1939 meters/ 6361 ft.

 

Thus such a lower altitude trek, there was no chance to altitude sickness along the Poon hill trek. The trekking trail gradually upwards from lower to higher altitudes. So you can adjust to new environments.

 

Accommodation in Poon Hill Trek

Poon hill is a trouble-free and comfortable trek. On the trekking trail, plenty of tea houses and lodges are made for the tourist. 

Tea houses are providing an excellent food service as well as comfortable accommodation. They have a reasonable price for the traveler along the trail.

The famous places like Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk have sufficient tea houses to provide the more facilitate service. Most of the sites lodges easily find internet service Wi-Fi. 

You don’t need to carry food and camping gears for the Poon hill trek if you are joining this trip in peak trekking seasons. Trekking trail full of crowed of trekkers and very hard to find accommodation easily. So you have to pre-book the accommodation during season time. However, tea houses are focused on hospitality service to their guest. Thus they will provide twin sharing accommodation and healthy food.

 

Weather in Poon Hill

Weather is another determining factor of the Poon Hill trekking. The climate of the Poon hill trek moderate condition all-round the year. 

In the winter season, a couple of months considering the cold and temperature will be getting zero. The minimum temperature of the Poon hill -4 degree Celsius in winter. If you are doing Everest base camp trek and Annapurna base camp trek temperature will be an experience -15-20 degrees Celsius in some seasons. But you will feel the pleasant weather condition of Poon hill trek.

Spring and autumn are the best seasons of the trek. In these season temperatures will be perfect and excellent visibility of nature and a beautiful landscape of Himalayas. 

Summer season is the monsoon season in Nepal. Because the rain trail will be slippery, and the cloud will block the view of the Himalayan range.  

With proper packing and good accommodation, tea houses will help to keep a warm and enjoyable journey. In summer and the best season, you can walk half a t-shirt on a sunny day. While arriving at tea houses, you can chance warm cloths. You can look at weather forecasts in Monsoon seasons. If you bring waterproof necessary equipment during the Monsoon season, you can keep yourself. 

We cannot predict the altitude weather, so you have a proper arrangement of the trekking equipment. So it helps the fantastic and memorable journey in Poon hill trek.    

 

Condition of Poon Hill Trekking Trail

Poon hill is the famous short trekking trail in Nepal. Every year thousands of tourists came to visit the breathtaking view of Himalayan range from Poon hill. 

Poon hill trek lies in Annapurna conservation areas. The ACAP is an organization to preserve the Annapurna conservation and maintain the trekking trail. 

Poon hill trekking passes much more descent and assent hill. Most of the part well-paved stone staircase. Thus it helps to easy walk during the trek. In some of the parts, you have to walk through the pleasant forest, where you will enjoy the walk.

During the monsoon season, it was affected by the rain and winter season some time hard to walk because of the snow. Although poon hill trekking trail accessible and beautiful. 

 

Conclusion 

Poon Hill trek is not considered as a challenging trek. Since Poon hill easily accessible and enjoyable trekking region in Annapurna conservation. This is considered as the most beautiful and most comfortable trekking trail in Nepal. 

The trek can be completed within a week in a beautiful location in the Annapurna Region. This trek can be adopted by any age group of people, with family and friends, and enjoy your holiday forever in your life.

While stating a trek, you have to consult with trekking expertise to make an adventurous and memorable journey. 

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