‘stunning sunrise views over 360° wide Himalaya range from scenic Poon Hill’
“Short scenic and cultural country walks with view of high mountain range walk in deep forest covered with tall rhododendron, pines and magnolia trees explore interesting high hill villages intact with age-old traditional farm life Hike to excellent view point on top Poon Hill for glorious panorama and sunrise Start and end of trekking at beautiful city in Pokhara blesses with natural beauty”
Brief Trip Profile
Mode of Accommodation: Hotels in Kathmandu / Pokhara with local lodge on trekking.
Trekking Grade: Moderate with Ups and Down Hill walks.
Highest Spot: On top Poon Hill 3,210 m and 10,593 ft high.
Walking Hours: Minimum 4 hrs with Maximum of 6 hrs sometimes
Activities: Guided tour, overland journey and scenic trekking.
Trekking duration: 04 Nights and 05 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara)
Total Trip: 09 Nights and 10 Days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu)
Best Seasons for Poon Hill Panorama Trekking
Nearly all months of the year can trek to Poon Hill and Ghorepani areas, except the wet monsoon months of mid June to mid September when days are cloudy that obstructs views of mountains.
But very green with lush vegetations (not recommended during monsoon wet months unless for botanical people to study flora and fauna)
Best time is from March to May when most of day is clear for views and pleasant walks with moderate temperatures, with longer sunlight hours where wild flowers are in blooming times, especially rhododendron of various species from trees to bush of different colored flowers (national flower of Nepal the rhododendron).
March to May in late afternoon can get cloudy with chances of rain and snow in higher altitude.
Mid September to December around autumn /fall and pre winter one of the best times with clear blue sky and sunny days (for short while from morning to mid day) can be cold and freezing during morning and night times above 1,800 m high.
Sunlight is short during autumn and winter seasons but most of the morning till late afternoon are clear for views and pleasant walks.
People and Culture
Low warm farm areas of Nepal Mid West are of mixed ethnic tribes of people with mostly Gurung, Magar with some Tamang including Hindu Brahmin, Chettries and Dalits with various cultures and custom with same farm traditional life of both Hindu and Buddhism religion.
Higher mid hill around Ghorepani village mostly populated by Poon of Magar ethnic tribes of Western Nepal follows Hindu religion and as well Buddhism, beyond Ghorepani other high and mid hills inhabited by Gurung.
Gurung are hill tribe of Annapurna Himalaya range and of Nepal Mid-West practice Buddhism religion along with ancient sect of Bon (pre Buddhism) worshipping nature and natural spirits.
Poon / Magar and Gurung are traditional farmers and cattle herders where most men folk are famous as courageous and brave Gorkha soldiers in British, Indian Army and as well in Singapore police infantry.
Poon Hill Himalaya Panorama Trekking, a short and scenic cultural walks and an adventure around high hills in the shade of massive Annapurna range of mountains.
A short and rewarding trek where Professional Trekking Guide with its expertise in Himalayan adventure leads you to fascinating destinations where you can experience wonders of Himalaya.
Poon Hill Himalaya Panorama Trekking where all types of travelers can join in as this walk takes you to scenic areas with matchless views with less than week time frame without problem of catching AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness).
As this adventure take you to high green hills with slow, steady with gradual climb to reach the highest spot of the trip at Poon Hill where you will be lost for sometimes engrossed with stunning sunrise over array of mountain range.
From Poon Hill capture panorama of striking sunrise with world three highest peaks that includes Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,157 m the 7th highest, Mt. Manaslu 8,163 m 8th high with 10th highest Mt. Annapurna 8,091 m with range of peaks.
Most majestic and beautiful peak that dominates the walk from lovely city of Pokhara onwards is Machhapuchare Himal famously known as ‘Fish Tail’ towers high at 6,997 m one of virgin and unclimbed peak of Himalaya.
Poon Hill Himalaya Panorama Trekking starts from wonderful Pokhara, a city blessed with natural beauty located on the laps of mighty Annapurna range that reflects on its calm Phewa and Begnas Lakes.
From Pokhara short drive takes you to the base of a hill and then heading higher within cool alpine forested area past some nice farm villages to reach at Ghorepani village with super views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks.
Ghorepani located in the midst of tall rhododendron woodland where early morning hike leads you on top famous Poon Hill for sunrise views over chain of Himalayan peak.
Enjoying marvelous time and experience, return journey takes you on alternative route back to Pokhara heading up and downs within dense tree lines past Tadapani and Ghandruk villages within Gurung people large settlement.
At Ghandruk explore in one of largest villages around Annapurna Himalaya, which is also the gateway to many adventures around Annapurna region.
Slowly walk comes to an end with short drive to reach beautiful Pokhara a beautiful spot to start and complete our wonderful short adventure on Poon Hill Himalaya Panorama Trekking.
Short Guide Line Itinerary
Day 01: Reach Kathmandu via various countries and airlines.
Day 02: A day in Kathmandu preparation for trek with options for tour.
Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m (220 k.m)-06 hrs (30 mins by air).
Day 04: Drive from Pokhara to start trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,460 m - 05 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m/9,448 ft - 06 hrs.
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m and trek to Tadapani 2,630 m -06 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk Village 1,940 m - 04 hrs.
Day 08: Trek to road head and drive to Pokhara 3 hrs walks with 2 hrs drive.
Day 09: Drive or fly to Kathmandu -06 hrs ride or 30 mins by flights.
Day 10: International Departure to respective country.