Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of best short trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal that provides a wonderful panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range. View point of Poon Hill (3210 meters) is probably one of the most spectacular viewpoints in the country. The view of the first rays of sun in the morning, touching the snow-capped mountains from Poon Hill, is the highlight of the trek. The major summits viewed from Poon Hill are; Hiunchuli (6434 meters), Annapurna South (7219 meters), Annapurna Fang (7647 meters), Nilgiri South (6839 meters), Tukuche Peak (6920 meters), Dhampus Peak (6012 meters), Annapurna I (8091 meters) and Dhaulagiri (8167 meters). Apart from the beauty of the towering landscapes of nature, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek also excels in displaying the diverse flora of the region as well. The blooming of rhododendrons flowers especially at the month of March and April along with many other flowers throughout the jungles adds an extra charm to the trek.

Varying landscapes, vegetation and culture are also the highlights of the trip. The trek passes through the settlements including various indigenous groups of Nepal like the Brahmin, Magar and Gurung. The Gurung are famous for their exploits in warfare and renowned as Gurkhas and are one of the two ethnic groups from Nepal famous in the world. ‘The sherpas’ are the other famous ethnic group from the country.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is also the most flexible trek available in the country. The trek can be made a part of two other popular treks (Annapurna Circuit Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek) or can be enjoyed as a short trek in itself. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a perfect trek for someone with a short vacation, wanting short and easy trek but not missing the panoramic views of the world’s highest mountains. Especially an easy walking of 4 to 6 hours a day, with comfortable lodges and guesthouses with mountains views, makes Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek one of the perfect short trekking with family as well.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek short itinerary,
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu. (1338 meters)
Day 2: Fly to Pokhara (900 meters), drive to Naya Pul (1000 meters) and trek to Tikhedunga. (1550 meters)
Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani. (2850 meters)
Day 4: Climb Poon Hill (3210 meters) and trek to Tadapani. (2600 meters)
Day 5: Trek to Ghandruk (1940 meters)
Day 6: Trek to Kimche & Drive to Pokhara.
Day 7: Sightseeing in Pokhara and afternoon flight to Kathmandu.
Day 8: Departure.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

DAY
  • 1

    A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks with the company’s display board will greet you outside the arrival terminal and transfer you to your Hotel. The trek leader will meet the group for a meeting and provide a detailed briefing on the trek. All the required information regarding the trek would be provided. 

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 2

    An early morning 25 minutes flight to Pokhara. Pokhara is the lake city of the country and is less polluted and crowded compared to Kathmandu. Views of Annapurna range and the dominating figure of Machapuchhre (also known as Fishtail) (6997 meters) dominates both the sky and the beautiful Phewa Lake with its reflection in it. A private car will drop us at Naya Pul, an hour and half hour away from Pokhara. The trek starts at Nayapul and passes through the villages of Birethanthi, Sudame and Hille. The trail follows the Bhurungdi Khola (Khola Means River in Nepali) for the whole day and finally reaches the day’s destination, Tikhedhunga. An easy and short day to kick off the trek.  (1:30 hours drive and 3 hours trek)

    Altitude 1550 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 3

    After crossing the Bhurungdi Khola on a suspension bridge at the start of the day, climbing steep paved steps until the village of Ulleri finally gets the day and the trek going. It steadies a bit and turns gradual up to Banthati. After Banthati, the trail starts to go gradually uphill through the shades of the Rhododendron forest and passes Nange Thati, the last village before reaching Ghorepani. (5 hours)

    Altitude 2850 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 4

    Early morning hike up to Poon Hill (1 hour), one of the best viewpoint of the region to enjoy the sunrise above the spectacular mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. We return for breakfast at Ghorepani and then trek towards Tadapani, climbing a gentle ridge of yet another Rhododendron forest with the views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges still delighting us. The trail leaves the ridge after Deurali and starts to descend down steeply to Nange Thati. A steady and easy walk is soon followed again by another descend down to a small stream with a final climb in the afternoon finally ending the day at Tadapani. (5 hours)

    Altitude 3210 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 5

    The day starts with a descent through the jungles passing through couple of teashops at Bhaisi Kharka and continues to drop steeply to the famous Gurung village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the ideal village located altitude of 1940 meters from the sea level lap of the Annapurna South. After lunch visit local village and Gurung Museum stay overnight at Ghandruk. ( 3 hours Trek ) 

    Altitude 1940 m
    Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation Tea House
  • 6

    After Breakfast  will meet our land transport at Ghandruk and derive to Pokhara via Birethanti and Nayapul. About 3 and half hours drive finally take us to Lake City of Pokhara. Late afternoon visit around Fewa Lake, stay overnight at Pokhara Hotel. 

    Altitude 822 m
    Meals Breakfast & Lunch
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 7

    After Breakfast sightseeing in Pokhara, Visit world Peace stupa and afternoon take flight to Kathmandu, receive at Airport and transfer to Hotel at Kathmandu overnight. 

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation Hotel
  • 8

    A representative from Visit Himalaya Treks Pvt. Ltd. will check your flight tickets and transfer you to the airport before two hours from your flight with a hope of seeing you again in the future.

    Altitude 1335 m
    Meals Breakfast
    Accommodation No

Cost Includes

    • Arrivals and departure transport by car (We will collect you from the Kathmandu international airport) and transfer to Hotel.
    • Half day sightseeing in Pokhara and necessary transport.
    • Accommodation (2 persons per room) in Kathmandu and Pokhara in a 3* standard Hotel with breakfast.
    • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu airfare including airport taxes.
    • Accommodation and all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) while on trek in normal teahouses.
    • Salary, insurance, food, accommodation for guides and porters.
    • A porter to carry your luggage on treks (Per person 15 kilogram luggage).
    • National Park entry fee and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).
    • Group First Aid Kit.
    • Government taxes and service charge.

     

Cost Excludes

    • Nepal entry Visa Fee.
    • Personal Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Entry fee at the sightseeing sites.
    • Personal expenses like beverages (mineral water, alcohol, soft drinks), telephone bills, laundry, bar bills, personal tips etc.

Cost & Date

Start Dates are your arrival date in Nepal and End Dates are the returning date from Nepal.

The set departure dates listed are specially quoted and specified for group joining option. Let us know if the set departure dates are not suitable for you- another dates which are suitable for you can certainly be added by us.

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Reviews ( 9 Reviews For This Package )

Rhiannon Davies & Michael Edde, From - United Kingdom

Perfection. 100% recommend this local Nepali company

I would 100% recommend Visit Himalaya Treks to anyone wanting to organize a trek in Nepal. It’s a local Nepali trekking company with a very personal touch and they have brilliant local knowledge of the areas they work in.

We only had a short time in Pokhara so organised to do the Poon Hill trek through them (4days). They were incredibly quick to respond to all our enquiries and gave us lots of helpful advice when we were planning our trip. Himal in the head office was friendly and gave us lots of useful information about what we would need to bring and how to get around in Nepal.

Our mountain guide Tek and porter Locksumon were brilliant from day one. Tek was professional and incredibly knowledgeable about the Himalayas and Nepali culture. He puts a lot of thought into organising trips for clients and booked us into some of the best teahouses on the trek with some incredible views of the Annapurna region. He even organised for a special birthday surprise for us at Ghorepani. We have come away from our trip with a new friend and feel that anyone would be incredibly lucky to have him as their guide.

Thank you for everything, we are already excited for our next trip to Nepal and will definitely use Visit Himalaya Treks again!! April – 2019.

Roong & Sylvain, From - Thailand

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

We just decided to go for trekking ( Poon Hill trekking) in Nepal 2 weeks before going there. So we didn’t really know much information, but Himal provided us details and choices, so that was very helpful. Thanks to Visit Himalayas treks, we enjoyed our first trek in Nepal. We did not need much preparation as they advised an easy but very nice trek for us. They took care of us from airport to mountains, and fine tuned the path as well to our capabilities. During our visit we have a very good guides. Thx to Balkumar and Ramesh 😀 they have us all the details and took care of us, so we felt safe and enjoyable. Even it was a quite short trip, but we have gotten best experiences and luck. I would not hesitate to ask them for services again next time. September -2018

Li Sjölund, From - Tanumshede, Sweden

Kathmandu & Pokhara 5 days

I was in kathmandu and wanted to see the himalayas and some 7000m snow covered tops. But I only had a short time and no equpment. So I asked some offices along the street but never felt real comitment or conviction untill I met Himal and his crew. Instantly i was given all options, suggestions and budget alternatives.I had booked a trip 15 min later.

Because they felt extremely qualified, experienced and helpfull. Maintained great comunication and help during all Times of the trip. He even lended me an overqualified guide (Isu) to do my average 4 days trip. Getting to know Isu and talking about expeditions, I was amazed at all the experience. I would recomend this them at and adventure in nepal. Wether it is small excursions or demanding expeditions.

They are your best option!
All equipment, quality, use and safety is taken into great account. The comunication and dedication is Super! I concidder them friends and I would absolutely visit for another trip to Nepal. April – 2018.

Don Welch And Susan, From - USA

Poon Hill Trek

Dear Himal & Team, Thank you again so much for your professionalism in arranging the Poon Hill Trek from February 04 to 14 -2015 for us! Working with a company that promptly answers emails and questions means a lot to us and others I'm sure. Your guide Pasang and porter Bal were great and were a pleasure to have as company on our trek! We hope to retune some day to Nepal and will surely contact you when we do. Don Welch and Susan from USA.

Mark And Andrea Witcomb, From - Australia

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, Pokhara Tour, Bandipur tour,  Chitwan National Park tour

What an amazing holiday! 19 days discovering a variety of exciting places in Nepal, under the extremely capable, thoughtful & excellent organization of Himal from "Visit Himalaya Treks". He was able to tailor an individual tour for us. The warm welcome on arrival at the airport, began a special trip, which included travelling to the beautiful village of Bandipur, a 5 day Poon Hill trek, Pokhara & Lake Fewa, Chitwan NP,Nagarkot, Bhaktapur, & Kathmandu. The Poon Hill trek was timed to view the stunning, gigantic, flowering rhododendron trees and didn't disappoint. Beautiful vistas of the trees, many moss-covered & rainforest, the high snow-capped peaks, blue sky, small waterfalls,and even a little snow on our path. We passed and stayed in small villages and when the going uphill proved tough, our guide Rajan & porter Ishwar helped and encouraged me. Rajan is to be commended on his attention to detail. He taught us so much about the everyday life in Nepal, the religions, the history, culture, customs and the mountains. Both Raj and Ishwar,were very respectful, courteous and warm people, who accommodated our wishes.(we were 1 middle-aged Aussie couple only on this tour). We enjoyed some good laughs together. In Chitwan NP, they organised an excellent local guide Bishnu, who was a wealth of knowledge about the area, especially the fauna /birdlife.The accommodation at the Hotel Parkland in Sauraha was peaceful and had a lovely garden.We were happy with the other hotels and guesthouses on the rest of the tour too. (Some were more basic on the trek-to be expected!) If we hadn't had Rajan's local knowledge & Nepali language, we would've missed the outstanding festival chariot, procession & offerings ceremony of the Seto Machhendranach in Kathmandu.We can thoroughly recommend doing a tour or trek with "Visit Himalaya Treks"-do try and ensure you're fit before you come! And if you keep an open, enquiring mind & sense of humour and show respect for a country very different to your own, you will benefit most from the trip. Mark and Andrea Witcomb. Australia 22nd Apr, 2015

FAQs

We always try to be flexible to design the trip itinerary for our client’s needs. However, if you are not convinced as our suggested itinerary then off-course you are always welcome to customize or change the trip itinerary.

Holiday should never be about making it to the final point quickly. Along your trek, we can add days at your request with additional costs to cover guides, porters, accommodation, and food.

An average physical fitness should be maintained prior to booking a trek. Any sort of illness or recent medical problems should be mentioned while booking a trip. Most of our itineraries are prepared to give you maximum time to acclimatize and pace-setting on the treks would be done according to your convenience. If you are having regular medication then tell us before the trip started which would be better for us to give you the physical feedback.

Our main concern is your safety. We never compromised on your safety during the Trekking and all our guides are properly trained and well equipped to take care of our client's safety even in remote areas as well.

There would be always back support in case of an emergency situation like severe high-altitude sickness or accident (which is least expected), you will be sent to the nearest hospital, if possible, otherwise rescued by a helicopter and sent you to the hospital as soon as possible. Since you are entirely liable for all the expenses incurred for the use of such emergency services, please make sure that your travel insurance covers both- medical and emergency evacuation costs.

It is not a problem at all because in a mountain most of the tea houses/lodges serve vegetarian food as well and our guide will take care at the time of cooking and on a camping trek, our cook and staffs will care all about the food section.

Most of the lodges in the mountains are basic like a guest house or tea house style. In a few major settlements Lodges are upgraded, where are the possibilities we provide you with the best accommodation! Also, it depends upon the service packages. 

Lately, most of the teahouses have electricity supply even with solar panels. So, charging your gadgets is not a problem at all. But charging your battery you should have to pay an additional fee (US$ 1 to 3 approx. per hour.), in order to get your gadgets to be charged.

Now a day’s most of the major village has a cell phone network connection. However, in a remote area where cell phone does not work, and even if there is not any other communication access then we send satellite phone along with our guide so you can easily be in touch with your family.

Yes, either you can store at the same hotel as you stayed or we can store your goods with us safely in our office free of cost.

The luggage must not exceed up to 20 kilograms. A trekking helper (porter) carries the baggage of fewer than 20 kilograms. This bag can be received at the end of each day’s trek and you should carry the rest of the weight as a day bag with all your money and valuables inside it.

This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 25 to USD 900 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide. However, we recommend you to spend a minimum of 10% of your total trip cost for tipping the entire local staff.

$ 800/ Person
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TRIP OVERVIEW
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Altitude 3210 m
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Region Annapurna Region
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Difficulty Easy
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Group size 1+ Peoples
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Best Season All season except July / August wet months

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