4 days Poonhill Trek
4 days Poonhill Trek is one of the spectacular Short Poonhill Treks located in Annapurna region of Nepal to witness mesmerizing Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri and stunning Machhapuchhre. 4 days Poonhill Trek is an easy trek for the beginners that the people of any age and the people having just a good level stamina can undertake this trek. The elevation of this trek ranges from 900m to 3200m, Pokhara to Poonhill via Ulleri. Particularly, those who have only 4 days to spend in the Annapurna Himalayas foothills to capture incredible Annapurna Himalayan range and experience a comlltere wilderness during the trek via lush rhododendron and natural water falls, find 4 days Poonhill Trek absolutely rewarding.
Begin a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapool. Optionally, you can choose Poonhill Jeep Ride up to Ulleri. Hike via natural water falls, traditional settlements and lush forest. Arrive at Tikhedhunga and get ready to challenge the steep uphill of Ulleri with more than 3000 stone steps.
Climb the uphill of Ulleri and spend the night at local guesthouse. Continue your trek to Ghorepani next day. Today’s trek will be more fascinating because you are going to enjoy the shady trail via lush rhododendron celebrating melodious natural water falls.
Arriving at Ghorepani marvels us with the grand view of Annapurna Himalayan range including Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre.
Climb Poonhill early in the morning. Ponhill (3200m) is the highest elevation we get during your 4 days Poonhill Trek. Capture spectacular and life changing views of Annapurna Massif, giant Dhaulagiri, stunning Machhapuchhre, Ganesh Himal and Manasu with the first fall of sunrays.
After celebrating the life-changing moments from the top of the Poonhill , we descend down to Ghorepani. Have breakfast and trek to Tadapani. Again, you are going to encounter with bigger steps till we get Tadapani. We will celebrate almost the same view of mountain peaks and sunrise from Tadapani.
The next day’s trek takes u to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the largest traditional Gurung village in Nepal. What you will experience in Ghandruk are: visit Gurung Museum, local organic Nepali Dal Bhat, visit Annapurna Conservation Area Project Office and enjoy German Bakery. On the same day you will either drive to Pokhara or Nayapool by jeep from Ghandruk or walk down to Nayapol and drive to Pokhara to end your 4 days Poonhill Trek.
Highlights- 4 days Poonhill Trek
- Alluring and serene Pokhara Valley and its natural blessings: lakes, caves and fall
- Poonhill Trek in 4 days
- Poonhill, one of the most popular viewpoints in Annapurna Region trekking in Nepal
- Breathtaking Mountain peaks and stunning sunrise from Poonhill include Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, beautiful Machhapuchhre, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal
- Traditional lifestyle and friendly people
- Annapurna Conservation Area, the biggest conservation area in the world and its flora and fauna
- Natural water falls, creeks, flowering rhododendron, winding rivers, picturesque settlements
- Ghandruk village, the largest traditional Gurung village in Nepal
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. Majority of the trekkers find Spring best time for 4 days PoonHill 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, people 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. 4 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 4 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 4 days Poonhill Trek. We again end our 4 days 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 avalanches in 4 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 celebrate 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 problem 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- Tadapani via Poonhill ( 2800-3200-2500m)
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 to Tadapani. You are going to encounter the bigger steps on the trail. Also, you will enjoy melodious natural water falls today. The trail to Tadapani is still beautiful passing through dense rhododendron. Overnight at Teahouse at Tadapani.
Day 04: Tadapani- Ghandruk (910m) - Nayapool- Pokhara
We trek all the way down to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a beautiful traditional village inhabited by Gurung People. Here, we can visit, Gurung Traditional Museum and Annapurna Conservation Area Project office and have plenty of insights about it. Trekkers love to have German bakery in Ghandruk. After lunch, you can trek down to Nayapool or drive by jeep to Nayapool. Take another drive from Nayapool to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.
Duration: 3 nights/4 days
Trip Grade: Easy
Destination: Nepal, Asia
Group Size: Minimum 1 - Maximum 14 People
Arrival On: Pokhara
Departure From: Pokhara
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Best Season: All Round the Year