Rapid Poonhill Trek-2 days
Rapid Ponhill Trek-2 days is for those who love challenging adventure in their life. In this Rapid Poonhill Trek-2 days, trekkers are going to accomplish the trekking starting from 900m to 3200m in two days. So, of course, a sound level fitness is required for this Rapid Poonhill Trek-2 days.
Rapid Poonhill Trek- 2 days begins from Pokhara. Drive to Nayapool from Pokhara begin hiking in the country enjoying picturesque traditional settlements encountering with friendly local people. We enjoy the melodious natural water falls on the entire trail till Ghorepani.
Pass Tikhedhunga and climb more than 3000 stone steps at Ulleri.Optionally, we can use Poonhill Jeep Ride till Ulleri. The more you ascend, the more you celebrate the walk via lush rhododendron capturing incredible landscapes. Finally, we get to Ghorepani, a beautiful town in the lap of beautiful Machhapuchhre and Annapurna massif.
Climb Poonhill early in the morning before sunrise. Wait for the sunrise for few minutes. As the first fall of sunrays hit the mountain summits, Annapurna massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre, Manaslu and Ganesh Himal dazzle our eyes and the cameras that our eyes cannot believe such incredible mountain panorama.
After celebrating this blissful moment, we descend to Ghorepani, have breakfast and trek all the way down to Nayapool via Ulleri and Tikhedhunga. Finally, we take another short drive to Pokhara to end this Rapid Poonhill Trek- 2 days.
Highlights- Rapid Poonhill Trek-2 days
- Peaceful and serene Pokhara Valley and its natural blessings: lakes, caves and fall
- Poonhill Trek in 2 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
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 Rapid PoonHill Trek-2 days 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. Rapid Poonhill Trek-2 days 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 Rapid Poonhill Trek-2 days. 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 Rapid Poonhill Trek-2 days. We again end our Rapid Poonhill trek- 2 days 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 Rapid Poonhill Trek-2 days. 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 sound sleep.
Note: If you have serious health problem, please consult doctor or inform us before departure to the trailhead.
Day 01: Pokhara- Ghorepani ( 900-2800m) 8-10 hrs
After breakfast, take a drive to Nayapool. Optionally, you can use Poonhill Jeep ride up to Ulleri. Nayapool is the beginning point of Rapi Poonhill Trek-2 days. 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.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 02 : Ghorepani- Poonhill- Pokhara( 2800-3200-900m) 6-8 hrs
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 Rapid Poonhill Trek- 2 days
Rapid Poonhill Trek is an incredible short trek in Nepal.
Marry Doren | USA | 5th January, 2019
Wow !! Wow!! Wow!!! just WoW.......
I had an incredible time while undertaking my Rapid Poonhill Trek in two days. It was truly adventurous. Those who love adventure trekking in Nepal's Himalayas, can go with this trek.
But go with eNepaltour and its team to make it for the lifetime.
Duration: 1 night/2 days
Trip Grade: Moderate
Destination: Nepal, Asia
Group Size: Minimum 1 - Maximum 12 People
Arrival On: Pokhara
Departure From: Pokhara
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Best Season: All Round the Year