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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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Price starting from

$980 USD 599

per person

Duration

10 days

Max. Elevation

3210m

Group size

2+ Above

Level
BEGINNER
Transportation
private vehicle and deluxe Touristic bus as per itinerary
Best Season
March-May, September-November
Accomodation
Three Star hotel in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and tea house lodges during the trek
Meals
Breakfast in Kathmandu, Pokhara, and Three meals during the trek
Starts at
Kathmandu
Ends at
Kathmandu
Trip Route
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Ghorepani-Poonhill-Tadapani-Ghandurk-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Highlights

  • Best and short trekking route among countless chains in Nepal offering famous tea houses en route.
  • Kathmandu culture sightseeing.
  • Opportunity to explore paradise destinations of Pokhara including Fewa Lake, David’s fall, Mahendra cave.
  • A breathtaking glimpse of the morning sunrise.
  • Watching giant peaks from vantage destinations including Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range.
  • Exploring the Gurung culture, tradition, and language with a unique lifestyle of individuals establishes tough and inflexible touch.
  • Settlement holding unique residences, designed and built by local people is equally attractive to others.

Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Hiker Himalaya offers ten days trip, 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. A popular, best, and famous short adventure that one can choose as this trek provides all to make it enjoyable.

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 through from one lovely village to another, with ample time 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 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.

This remarkable short circuit trek around southern hills Annapurna Himalaya range begins from charming city Pokhara. Second largest city after Kathmandu which is just 220 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 reflects on the calm lakes. One of the few places in the whole Himalaya a visit to beautiful Pokhara is a must, due to its scenic location. Walk to Ghorepani and Poon Hill starts with a short 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 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 in the comfort of nice lodges.

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.

Best time for Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek:

One can venture nearly round the year, except on 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 at above 1,800 m high. Can get snowed sometimes, around Ghorepani and Tadapani areas.

Important Note

  • If you wish to discuss any aspect of this trip or your suitability for other trips, please contact us.
  • The above itinerary and cost are basically a guideline. If you're not satisfied or have an alternative plan please feel free to discuss it with us.

Trip Itinerary

Day

1

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.

Day

2

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.

Day

3

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.

Day

4

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

Day

5

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.

Day

6

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.

Day

7

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.

Day

8
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.

Day

9
On this day, you will be leaving the wonderful city of Pokhara and heading towards 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.

Day

10

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.

Inclusions

  • The airport picks up and drops services by Private vehicle.
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu Valley with a city tour guide by private van.
  • Three nights three-star hotel in Kathmandu and two nights three-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast (twin sharing base).
  • Entry permits for the Annapurna conversation area.
  • Tims permits (trekking information management system).
  • Comfortable touristic bus transport Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Teahouse accommodation during the treks (Twin sharing Base).
  • 3 times meals a day such as breakfast, lunch, dinner, and  (3 times cup of tea/coffee) during the trekking.
  • Staff insurance, well-paid salary, equipment, food & hotel, etc...
  • English speaking and government-licensed holder guide with first aid kit.
  • 1 Porter between 2 people (who will help to carry your backpack).
  • private transport, Pokhara to the trek start point and trek endpoint to Pokhara.
  • Tourists’ service charge, vat. 
  • International airfare & Nepali visa-free.
  • lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Kathmandu sightseeing entrance fee.
  • passport size two photo.
  • personal travel insurance.
  • personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porter, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, treks equipment, etc..)
  • private transportation, Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu vehicle, jeep, tourists bus by groups size, extras paid.
  • Domestic flight tickets Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Tips for staff (it is expected).

Complimentary

    • farewell dinner in a famous Nepali restaurant with a Nepali culture dance program.
    • Seasonal fresh fruits during the trek.
    • Ghorepani poon hill trekking map.
    • Trekking Pools (to be returned after completion of the trip).
    • Adventure certificate of achievement.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, one of the shortest walks and worth the views, can cover in 3 to 4 days or can extend for a week or more. Involves drive both ways from Pokhara to Pokhara.

Ghorepani and Poon Hill located within Annapurna Himalaya require trekking permits TIMS(Trekking Information Management Systems), as well ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) entry fee.

Not a problem, as this trek falls on main popular trekking routes, where all villages on the way to Ghorepani, one can find nice lodges with a long list of good food menu, from continental, Indian, Chinese, Tibetan and Nepalese meals, Lodge with attached bath or common running hot and cold showers.

yes, Nearly all lodges on main trails around Annapurna do have hydroelectricity with some places having solar power, where guest can charge their electronic appliances, on paying some fees for charging your gadgets.

It is not a difficult or tough walk, but yes it leads to many steep ups and downhills, like in all the Himalayas regions. But taking it slowly with enough rest stops will be all right, walking on well-defined trails is not overall difficult. Where all age-group can handle the walks to Ghorepani and Poon Hill.

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