3 days Poonhill Trek
3 Days Poonhill Trek is technically designed Poonhill Trek Itinerary for the trekkers who wish to accomplish their Poonhill Trek in the shortest days. This is also known as Short Poonhill Trek. These trekkers may be either restricted by time or have sound stamina doing Poonhill Trek in just three days but are passionate to witness Annapurna Himalayas including giant Dhaulagiri and alluring Machhapuchhre.
Are you looking for 3 days Poonhill Trek, the shortest Poonhill Trek Itienrary? This will be the perfect choice for you guys. This Three Days Poonhill Trek begins from beautiful city Pokhara. We undergo with a short drive to Nayapool and begin walk via picturesque landscapes, lush forest, traditional settlements and natural water falls. We make our venture up to Ulleri in the first day of 3 Days Poonhill Trek. Optionally, you can use Poonhill Jeep Ride Up to Ulleri.
Do not get scared of climbing more than 3000 stone steps while crossing Ulleri. This is the most challenging part of 3 Days Poonhill Trek. Our further trek via lush rhododendron and melodious waterfalls finally takes us to Ghorepani.
Ghoepani is the traditional settlement directly facing to Annapurna Himalayas. This is the base camp of Poonhill from where we climb Poonhill and walk back.
We climb Poonhill from Ghorepani early in the morning before sunrise. You may wonder how to prepare to climb Poonhill? Click this link. We get the apex of Poonhill in 45 minutes. If you walk quicker, you will get it in 30 minutes. From the top, you will marvel at witnessing the perfect combination of incredible sunrise and majestic mountain panorama. These mountain summits include Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu. After celebrating the blissful moments at the top we walk back to Ghorepani. We can get tea or coffee at the top of the Poonhill.
Next, we continue our trek for Nayapool along the same trail via Ulleri and Tikhedhunga. This third day is going to be another challenging day for you because we are going to walk for 6-8 hours. On the trail, we will encounter with bigger stone steps till we get the suspension bridge before Tikhedhunga. We pass Tikhedhunga and our further one hour walk finally takes us to Nayapool. You can take a jeep or your company provide a private vehicle to Pokhara on the same day to end your 3 Days Poonhill Trek.
Highlights- 3 Days Poonhill Trek
- Alluring and serene Pokhara Valley and its natural blessings: lakes, caves and fall
- Poonhill Trek in 3 days
- Poonhill, one of the most popular viewpoits in Annapurna Region trekking in Nepal
- Breathtaking Mountain peaks and stunning sunrise from Poonhill include Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri and beautiful Machhapuchhre
- Traditional lifestyle and friendly people
- Annapurna Conservation Area, the biggest conservation area in the world and its flora and fauna
- Natural water falls, creeks, floweing rhododendron, winding rivers, picturesque settlements
Mountain accommodation during the trekking days will be very ordinary and basic. All accommodation will be on twin sharing basis. Single supplementary has to pay extra. We spend the night at lodges and guesthouses. We occasionally get attached bathrooms. eNepaltour Pvt. Ltd. tries its best to book the A grade accommodation in the mountain prior to the trekking unlike other populated regions.
We provide all the meals during the trekking days excluding drinks. In the trekking days, you pick up the item mentioned in the menu at the lodge or guesthouse and you will enjoy it. Sometimes, in a big group, you may have buffet service too. This takes place especially in peak season (Sept-Nov). Breakfast will be provided at the guesthouse where we spent the night, lunch somewhere in the middle of the next destination and dinner at the guesthouse where we stay tonight. We offer you typical organic Nepali cushion which are really amazing. One item of meal costs between3-9 USD in this trekking route.
Best Time to Travel
Autumn (Sept. to Nov.) and spring (March to May) are the best time for Trekking. The weather is delightful and pleasant during autumn. The mountain views are astonishing.
The hills are wrapped with beautiful flowering rhododendron during spring. Mjaority of the trekkers find Spring best time for 3 days Poon Hill Trek- since they love to see flowering rhododendron.
Winter( Dec-Feb) will be very harsh due to cold and cloudy weather which hide the mountain peaks. However, peopel love to play with snow and make their Poonhill Trek during December and January.
Summer will be too hot for some trekkers. Heavy rainfall occurs and disturbs the transportation and even walk in the mountain.
Actually, Poonhill Trek can be done all round the year.
Physical Condition and Experience
Those who can walk 6-8 hours in the mountain can do this trek. 3 days Poonhill Trek is an easy trek in Annapurna Region Trekking in Nepal . Regular exercise, jogging and short hiking enhance your stamina and confidence. No prior trekking experience and technical skills are required for 3 days Poonhill Trek . These prior skills will be an asset for it.
Getting to the trailhead and Away
We drive of fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is short 25 minutes flight. But if you choose to drive, it takes 8-9 hours. Again from Pokhrara, we drive 1.30 hrs to Nayapool. Nayapool is the bginning point of 3 days Poonhill Trek. We again end our 3 dys Poonhill trek at Nayapool and drive back to Pokhara. We either choose to fly or drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara.
Threats and Safety
We do not really face such terrible threats during this trekking. There is no any slippery trail. We do not face any glaciers and avalenches in 3 days Poonhill Trek. But climbing steep uphill of Ulleri might be challenging sometimes for the beginners. But it is only for 2-3 hours hiking. Otherwise, we will clebrate beautiful and pleasant trek in the lap of mountains.
There are very rare cases the trekkers suffered from altitude sickness or some dizziness. This is not actually altitude sickness. We do not really get altitude proble below 4000 m. It may be because dehydration and lack of stamina. Report it to you trekking leader or guide if you have any health inconveniences. You will immediately be rescued. Drink plenty of hot drinks and do not smoke in the higher elevation. Have balanced diet and have sound sleep.
Note: If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.
Day 01: Pokhara to Ulleri ( 900- 1900m)
After breakfast, take a drive to Nayapool. Nayapool is the beginning point of 3 days Poonhill Trek. Pass via picturesque traditional settlements, natural water falls, encounter with friendly local people and enjoy local organic food items. Pass Tikhedhunga and encounter with the tough uphill of Ulleri which has more than 3000 stone steps going all the way up. Overnight at guesthouse at Ulleri.
Day 02: Ulleri - Ghorepani ( 1900-2800m)
Have breakfast and countinue your walk via lush rhododnedron. During Spring, the entire hills are covered by flowering rhododendron which will be beautiful to capture and experience.Walking under the cool and shady trail till Ghorepani will astonishing experience. Arrive at Ghorepani. Overnight at guesthouse at Ghorepani.
Day 03: Ghorepani- Pokhara via Poonhill and Ulleri ( 2800-3200-900m)
Rise early in the morning at 4.30 am and get ready to climb Ponhill. Get Torchlight, a bottle of water, warm jacket, gloves, warm cap and a sunglass. It takes around 45 minutes to get the top. You can get coffee and tea at the top. You need to get the entrance in the middle of the way. We celebrate majestic mountain panorama include Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Ganesh Himal and Manaslu with stunning sunrise.
Then, we walk down to Ghorepani and have breakfast. After breakfast, we trek down all the way down to Nayapool along the same trail via Ulleri and Tikhedhunga. We, finally take another short drive to Pokhara and end our 3 days Poonhill Trek.
Duration: 2 nights/3 days
Trip Grade: Easy
Destination: Nepal, Asia
Group Size: Minimum 1 - Maximum 12 People
Arrival On: Pokhara
Departure From: Pokhara
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Best Season: March-April/ Sept-Dec
Elevation: 900- 3200m