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Pun Hill trek, a short trek in Annapurna

The most scenic short cultural trek in Annapurna
Dhaulagiri (8,167m) seen from Pun Hill

A trek to Pun hill is the most spectacular short trek in the Annapurna region. Pun Hill is perfectly positioned, 3,200 m hill with close up view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges. The sweeping view of the Kali Gandaki valley wedged between two 8,000 m peaks of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri makes Pun hill the most surreal trek. This short trek is also culturally rich with villages of ‘Pun Magar’ and Gurungs full with legends of famous Gorkha warriors. This is the most rewarding short trek in Nepal with easy access from Pokhara.

March is the beginning of the Spring in the Himalayas. With the temperature warming up, Rhododendron, Magnolia, Tree Turmeric and many other blossoms make the foothills of the Annapurna filled in colors. Short Annapurna trek in March is the best way to walk through Rhododendron forest and observe the Himalayan flora.

Poon Hill Ghorepani 4 days

Did the Poonhill-Ghorepani 4 day trek last week and it was such a good trek. The scenery you trek through is really nice and the views you see are amazing especially of the mountains. The lodges I stayed in during the trek were good and the hotel in Pokhara I stayed in before and after the trek was really nice. Everything was included in the price include meals which weren’t limited to just 1 item which was good as trekking makes you pretty hungry. The guide basanta was a good guide and had a good knowledge of the route and the area. The trek was a good starter trek as it was the first time I done a hike that’s lasts longer than a day. I only booked the trek the day before it started as I only had a limited timeframe to do it before my flight and the other company I was trying to book with weren’t very slow at reply to emails. But Rabi was very quick to reply to my emails and to sort everything out such as permits. Very grateful for that as the trek was something I really wanted to do. Would definitely book with itournepal again in the future. - Mark P - UK - 5 Nov More reviews >

Price : USD 320
Duration : 4 days from Pokahra
Season : August - May
Accommodation : Teahouse trek
Difficulty : Moderate with continuous climb of about 1,700 m within two days.

Join 4 days trek on March 8, 13, 16

Only USD 350 USD 320 Includes

  • Necessary trekking permits.
  • 3 nights 4 days trekking package from Pokhara to Pokhara
  • Trekking with a guide and a porter.
  • Teahouse accommodaiton with three meals a day.
  • Private transportation to and from the trekking trail head - Pokhara.

Note: Short trek in Annapura could be customized for 2 days or longer with Annapurna Base camp & Khopra Ridge Trek

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Pun Hill trek Itinerary


We will drive in a private car to the trekking trail head of Nayapul after breakfast. The scenic drive will take about 1 and half hrs. From Nayapul we will follow upstream Modi Khola for about 30 mints and then cross it at the confluence of Modi and Burungdi River. Follow upstream Burungdi river climbing gradually to Thikedunga at the base of steep 3,000 steps to Ulleri. This 4 hrs walking is a good warm up for the first day or you can even climb 3,000 steps to Ulleri to make the next day easier.

DAY 2: TREK TO GHOREPANI (2,800 M / 6 hrs)

Climbing the steep stone steps would be mild in the morning. The climb will take about 2 hrs. Ulleri is a Magar village dominated by Pun Magars at 2,100 m. From the village we will get the first view of Annapurna south and Mt. Fishtail. From the Ulleri village, the trail climbs gradually into the shed of alpine forest. The forest walk is intermediated by group of teahouses catering trekkers. Ghorepani is a mountain pass below Pun Hill, overlooking at the world's deepest valley (Kaligandaki) wedged between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.


Sunrise view from the Pun Hill is the highlight of the pun hill trek. The hilltop at 3,190 m is 50 mints climb from Ghoprepani. As the early rays of sun hits snow peaks, its color changes from pink to red. Panaromic view of over 15 peaks of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu ranges appear unreal. From Pun Hill one can see some of the world's highest peaks including Dhaulagiri (8,167m / 7th highest), Annapurna I (8,091 m / 10th highest) and Manaslu (8,157 m / 8th highest)
Climb down to Ghoprepani and prepare for another beautiful day's walk to Tadapani. The trail at first climbs to the ridge top towards east and then follows the ridge dense with Rhododendron to Deurali. Another three hours of walking through the rhododendron forest will take us to Tadapani at 2,500 m. From Tadapani, we have closer view of Annapurna South and Fishtail.

DAY 4: SHORT WALK TO GHANRDUK ( 4 hrs / 1,900 M) | Drive back to Pokhara

Walk down to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a charming mountain village in the forefront of Annapurna South and Mt. Fishtail. Thatch and slate roofed stone houses dominates the village surrounded by farming terraces. This is bhold of Gurung - tribe that was famous as 'Gurkha Soldiers.' Enjoy the view of Annapurna South, Huinchuli and Mt Fishtail while having lunch and trek further down for about 1 hr to catch a ride back to Pokhara.

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