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  Helga and Rob on Poon Hill in 2004
by into-thin-air

If you only have a Very Short time to go trekking in Nepal then without doubt the best short trek is The Poon Hill Trek, This can be done in 3 days Pokhara to Pokhara, However it is quite a strenuous trek going continuously uphill for two days, the second day being on a Lot of steps – If you can squeeze an extra day you would be better of by far doing a circular route to Poon Hill by
1) Early Morning bus from Pokhara to Naya Pul and trek to Ghandruk (2013 update – You can now get a jeep / bus to Chane which is about an hours trekking below Ghandruk, so setting of from Pokhara around mid day is possible)
2) Ghandruk to Tadapani
3) Tadapani to Ghoropani
4) Early rise, Poon Hill, Breakfast at Ghoropani and trek back to Naya Pul and an evening bus back to Pokhara

However if you only have 3 days available then from Pokhara you would catch a bus to Naya Pul on day one and from there trek to Hile, Day 2 trek to Ghoropani, Day 3 This will be a long day, you would get up before the sun and do the short trek up to Poon Hill for the sunrise, then trek back down to Naya Pul (All downhill) and an evening bus back to Pokhara

Happy and Safe Trekking

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  • Updated Sep 16, 2013
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  • into-thin-air's Profile Photo
    Sep 12, 2012 at 8:55 AM

    Ahhhh - The Much talked about and as yet unimplemented “New Regulations”
    Hopefully these will never be implemented and again kicked into the long grass like the last time unaccompanied trekking was briefly stopped in Nepal a dew years ago – But to be safe, keep an eye on the travel forums, However, I can confirm that to date, No New Regulations have been implemented and trekkers are free to make their own decisions on whether to take trekking staff on the main teahouse trekking areas and Yes, this does include Poon Hill, Also AC, ABC, Langtang, Helambu and EBC
    Good Luck with your own trek

  • Sep 12, 2012 at 7:56 AM

    Just curious... Does this Poon Hill trek also require that a Nepali guide accompany you? Does this region fall within the new regulation? Thanks!

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