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Hiker Himalaya Treks & Expedition

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip code GPT-01
Package name Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Duration 10 Days
Max. elevation 3210 Meter
Level BEGINNER
Transportation Private vehicle and deluxe Touristic bus as per itinerary
Accomodation Three Star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and tea house lodges during the trek
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Pokhara-Ghorepani-Poonhill-Tadapani-Ghandurk-Pokhara-Kathmandu
Cost USD 629 per person

Highlights

Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is having an enjoyable time on the high green hills of the Himalayas. One of the shortest and most moderate adventures that take you around magnificent scenic areas of the Annapurna Mountain range.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, a complete ten days around beautiful places of Nepal Mid-West, where Annapurna Himalaya massive range located. Poon hill trek is a very close trek to Pokhara city easily gets to reach Ghorepani poon hill Sunrise and panorama views point.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek allows travelers to explore lush Rhododendron forests, picturesque mountain villages, people from different communities, and a variety of flora and fauna.

Also known as the Annapurna Sunrise Trek, the poon Hill Trek is an early-friendly trek in the Himalayas in Nepal also known as the very Populares trek in poon hill and you are to see a wide variety of scenic views and Magar and Gurung culture known in a short period.

The stunning sunrise over a series of Himalayan peaks from Poon Hill is the main highlight of the walks. Besides constant views of snow-clad peaks on daily treks, the scenery of surrounding landscapes covered in green forests is equally fascinating. Where walk takes you from one lovely village to another, with ample time to explore the local culture of age-old heritage.

Which makes Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, the most sought Himalayan destination one can extend from a few days to a week long. A short and exciting journey in the harmony of a beautiful country, where one breathes with refreshing cool mountain air.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is for all types of travelers, from a family with young ones to elderly folks. As well as school, college students, and corporate executives where one can feel at ease and rejoice. Being away from the daily hectic chores of life, the views of wonderful mountain scenery will certainly relax one mind and body.

Ghorepani and Poon Hill take you atop at the height of 3,210 m and 10, 531 feet high. The only short adventure without any problem or worries of getting altitude sickness, as elevation gains gradually. By the time you reach the highest point, you will be well acclimatized to enjoy the lovely surrounding scenery.

Ghorepani is included in the Annapurna circuit trekking Thorang la passes 5416m Muktinath, Jomsom, Tatopani to uphill reach Ghorepani and back to Pokhara or get to Annapurna base camp.

This remarkable short circuit trek around the southern hills Annapurna Himalaya range begins from the charming city Pokhara. Second largest city after Kathmandu which is just 200 km driving distance from the capital to reach Pokhara.

Located on a verdant valley enclosed by green hills, and snow-capped peaks of Annapurna Himalaya which reflect on the calm lakes. One of the few places in the whole Himalayas a visit to beautiful Pokhara is a must, due to its scenic location.

Walk to Ghorepani and Poon Hill starts with a short 45 km drive from Pokhara, and then follows the old trail. The historic Trans Himalaya Salt Trade Route of Nepal to Tibet, where the route runs through Ghorepani that ends at Upper Mustang. A nice walk with views of waterfalls, and past lovely farm villages, and then a climb takes you to cooler green hills.

Covered in a forest of tall rhododendron and pine trees to Ghorepani, a village tucked on a high ridge. An impressive spot amidst forest-facing views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks, one can enjoy it in the comfort of nice lodges. by taking Ghorepani poon hill trekking you are able to complete the journey to Annapurna Base camp trek and Dhampus in 8-12 days.

Next early morning an hour hike to Poon Hill, a main highlight of the adventure. From this high spot enjoy striking sunrise that bathes the snow mountain range of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu Himalayas. A mind-blowing panorama of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal the Fish-Tail that dominates most of the Annapurna southern range.

After an enjoyable time at Poon Hill and Ghorepani, head back to Pokhara taking alternative scenic routes. On reaching Pokhara our wonderful adventure on Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek completes.

Ghandruk is the center of the main attraction of Ghorepani poon hill trekking, Ghandruk offers panoramas of the surrounding Annapurna massif, including good views of Annapurna I, the world’s tenth-highest mountain. And yet, the village only stands at around 2,012m (6,563 ft), meaning you can look out over snow-drenched Himalayas peaks without needing to trek at altitude.

Visiting Ghandruk also gives you a snapshot of everyday local life in Nepal’s mountains, especially that of the Gurung people. The whole place hums with activity, and you can soak it all up over a leisurely couple of days, sipping tea and wandering amid streets strung with prayer flags.

You can also take day walks from here, which gives you the chance to ascend a little further for even better views. Or, explore the village’s links with the Gurkhas, a unit in the British Army with a storied history.

Best time for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:

One can venture nearly round the year, except for monsoon wet times of mid-June to the midst of September months. The rest of the seasons will be good for this wonderful Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek.

The most preferable season is spring from March to May when days are longer and sunny till late afternoon times. Best for pleasant walks and views of mountains, cold in the morning and nighttime, around higher hills.

Around spring the hills are alive with wildflowers in bloom. Can expect snowfall and rains sometimes above 2,000 m high. The next best season is autumn from mid-September to November, where days are crystal clear, but shorter days with sunlight due to autumn seasons can be cold in the morning and nighttime.

One can visit during winter times of December to February, most days are clear with fine weather, cold with freezing temperatures above 1,800 m high. Can get snowed sometimes, around Ghorepani and Tadapani areas.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek difficulty:

You can complete the  Ghorepani Poon Hill  Trek with little trekking experience. Poon Hill is located at an altitude of 3210 meters. It is also the highest point in this trek. So the chances of Altitude Sickness are very low or zero. One of the most difficult times during the Poon Hill Trek is to climb the 3500 stairs during a hiking trail.

In addition, the trek from Tadapani to Poon Hill also requires you to climb some stairs. Moreover, the trek is quite easy. So you don't need much preparation for this trek. However, some exercise for a few weeks before the hike makes it easier.

This trek is a normal and easy trek instead of this trekking you can go for the Mardi Himal trek and the best opportunity for you to take to both treks is you get to complete the 9-10 days.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking Amazing mountain views:

Ghorepani Poon hill trek is an easy and short trekking route One of the major advantages of the trek is the amazing mountain views. Annapurna I, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri Himal, Himchuli, Nilgiri,  and 18 other snow-covered mountains can be seen.

Moreover, against the backdrop of huge green hills, also amazing sunrise, and sunset, and Locals culture, the Silver Mountains look amazing as well as the pleasing aroma of various plants on the trail.

Poon hill trek is also popular as sunrise and sunset views point and see amazing growing morning sunrise from poon 3210m high, also known as sunrise trekking.

Equipment & Packing List for Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking:

This list outlines the required things to bring during the Ghorepani poon hill trekking. The weight limit for your luggage is 14-16 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by our porter during the trekking. However, you are required to carry a small day- pack with your valuables or anything important. We advise you to pack only what is necessary.

Important Items: Airline tickets; Valid passport; 2 extra passport size photos; Photocopy of your passport; Insurance paper; Dollars, Pounds, or Euros in cash for purchasing a Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying at restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks and to purchase your own drinks and gifts; Credit Card (Visa/ Master Card) for withdrawing cash from cash machines if needs.

For Head: Sun Hat; Bandana or head scarf; Headlamp with extra batteries; Sun Glasses with UV protection.

For Upper Body: Shirts (1 half sleeve and 2 long sleeves); Lightweight thermal tops; Fleece Jacket or Wool Sweater; Wind Cheater jacket; Down Jacket

For Lower Body: 1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms; 1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers; 1 pair of waterproof shell pants and 1 pair of hiking trousers.

For Hands: 1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves and 1 pair of lightweight poly liner gloves.

For Feet: 2 pairs of thin inner socks; 2 pairs of poly or wool socks; 1 pair of Hiking boots (sturdy soles, water-resistant, ankle support); 1 pair of running shoes and/or sandals.

Other Useful Items: 1 sleeping bag (good to -20 degrees C or 28 degrees F); Rucksack and Travel Bags; 1 large duffel bag; A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables; Small padlocks for duffel- bags; 2 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional).

Medical: Your daily taking medicine if any; small personal first aid kit; Aspirin, plasters (band-aids); Sunscreen; lip balms; Anti-diarrhea pills; Anti-headache pills; A cough and/or cold medicine; Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetazolamide; Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin.

Digital camera; 2 water bottles (1 liter each); disposable rubbish sacks; Toiletries: 1 medium-sized quick-drying towel; Toothbrush/paste; Multi-purpose soap; Deodorants; Nail clippers; Face and body moisturizer; Tissue /toilet roll; hiking poles, snack food (chocolate/ biscuits); umbrella; reading book or pack of cards (for leisure time during trekking).

Note: If any items are not available in your hometown you can buy them in Trekking Store in Kathmandu, Pokhara before you embark on trekking.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival at Kathmandu:

Upon your arrival in Nepal through the Tribhuvan International Airport, our staff will welcome you and transfer you to your respective hotels. relaxing at your hotel, the guide will brief you about the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and will also suggest you on the checklist for your backpack.

A warm and authentic Nepali meal will be offered to you at dinner and later you can enjoy some folk cultural music and dance.

Meals: At Restaurants, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu, Distance: 5 Kilometers from Airpot to Thamel

Day 2 : Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley, 4-5 hrs:

This day has been set aside for sightseeing around Kathmandu valley. You can take suggestions from your guide on the places to visit. You can visit the UNESCO world heritage sites like Kathmandu, and Patan Courtyards or you can even visit the Narayanhiti Museum which was once the Palace of the Ex-King of Nepal.

If you are spiritual, then you can catch a glimpse of Pashupatinath Temple can even visit the Swayambhunath Temple and Boudhanath Temple. There are numerous cultural heritage sites around the Kathmandu valley that you can visit on this day. Stay overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast and welcome Dinner, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu

Day 3 : Fly/Drive to Pokhara, 7/8 hours:

Early in the morning, you will take the tourist bus and head towards the naturally beautiful city of Pokhara which is a 7-8 hours drive. The bus ride is very memorable since the natural beauty of the green hills and the mountains at a distance will be imprinted in your mind.

You will pass Muglin, Gorkha, and then reach Prithvi Narayan Chowk, until finally reaching your respective hotel. You will stay close to Fewa Lake for a beautiful view.

Meals: Breakfast Kathmandu Hotel, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu, Distance: 200 Kilometers

Day 4 : Drive to Nayapul (990m) then hike to Tikhedhunga (1540m), 3/4 hours walk:

On this day, after having breakfast, you will be driven to Nayapul which is the entrance to most of the treks in the Annapurna Region, and also to the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. On this day, you will trek towards Tikhedhunga. Along the way, you will pass Birethanti and walk alongside Modi Khola.

Throughout the path, you will be amazed by the flora and fauna found in the region with pine forests and rhododendron growing above. Also, you will see beautiful waterfalls along the way. You can intermingle with the Chhetri community residing in the region. Upon reaching Tikhedhunga stay overnight at the lodge.

Meals: Lunch, Dinner, (Breakfast Pokhara Hotel), Accommodation: Teahouse in Tikhedhunga, Distance: 54 Kilometers

Day 5 : Trek to Ghorepani (2850m), 5/6 hours walk:

On this day, you will be heading from Tikhedhunga towards Ghorepani which is a beautiful hike. You will climb uphill along with long stone-paved steps which might be challenging.

However, after every climb, you will see a new view and will also get close-up views of Macchapuchre and Annapurna. As you head upwards, the weather will start getting colder. up reaching Ghorepani stay overnight at the lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Ghorepani, Distance: 13 Kilometers

Day 6 : Hike to Poon Hill and Tadapani (2660m),4/5 hours walk:

Early in the morning, the trek will then continue towards Poonhill from hereon. Although it is a short hike, the topography is challenging because of the uphill. This is the highlight of the entire trek. After reaching Poon  Hill, you will be welcomed with the close-up views of Annapurna Massif, Macchapuchrey, Dhaulagiri, and Mount Nilgiri which is fascinating. You can also rent the Gurung dress and wear it for clicking pictures.

The thatched roofs of the houses and the rhododendron along the way will keep you mesmerized throughout the trek. After enjoying the view and getting so close to the clouds, you will return to the hotel have breakfast then lead towards Tadapani, when you go from Ghorepani to Tadapani, you will see a variety of panoramic views through the jungle. reaching Tadapani overnight stay at the lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Tadapani, Distance: 8 Kilometers

Day 7 : Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940meter), 3 hours walks:

You will take a hike from Tadapani to Ghandruk. The path is relatively more accessible. Along the way, you will meet many locals from the Gurung and Chhetri community. from here you can go to the Annapurna base camp trek, You can also get to know their cultures and traditions as you head towards Ghandruk.

You will be staying at lodges or homestays which will further enhance your experience of the unique cultures of the people staying there. Enjoy some local meals and drinks. In the evening you can also visit the Annapurna Conservation office and museum. reaching Ghandruk overnight stay at the lodge.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner, Accommodation: Teahouse in Ghandruk, Distance: 8 Kilometers

Day 8 : Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara:

You will be tracing your steps back as you head from Ghandruk to Pokhara on this day. You take the downhill path which is relatively easier and quicker than the initial climb. After reaching Nayapul, your tourist bus will take you to Pokhara.

After getting fresh, you can head out to the local pubs and clubs near the lakeside at Pokhara. Spend a lovely night at Pokhara with your family and friends near Fewa Lake. reaching Pokhara overnight stay at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, and Lunch, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Pokhara, Distance: 52.6 Kilometers

Day 9 : Fly/ Drive From Pokhara –Kathmandu, 7-8 hrs:

On this day, you will be leaving the wonderful city of Pokhara and heading toward Kathmandu. You can take a tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu which will take around 5-6 hours, or you can opt for a flight that will take approximately 30fro minutes.

Upon reaching your hotel, you can choose to take a rest, or you can shop for souvenirs to take back home from Thamel.

Meals: Breakfast, Accommodation: Three-star category Hotel in Kathmandu, Distance: 200 Kilometers

Day 10 : International departure:

The wonderful tour to Nepal ends on this day as you will be transferred to the Tribhuvan International Airport for homeward bound. After the Ghorepani Poonhill Family Trek, you can plan for yet another adventure in the Annapurna region of Nepal as you head home.

We trust you made some incredible memories with us. Thank you, have a safe journey home.

Meal: Breakfast Included.

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