Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 10 days

Trip Overview

Duration: 10 days Country: Nepal
Max. Altitude: 3,210 m / 10,532 ft. Walking Per Day: 5 hrs
Accommodation: Hotel/Lodge Grade: Strenuous
Best Season: Autumn and Spring Group Size: 1
Mode: Tea-House/Lodge Culture: Gurung Culture, Magar Culture

To enjoy one of Nepal’s best 360-degree viewpoints, this trek takes you through a magical section of the Annapurna region up to the summit of Poon Hill (3210m or 10,532 ft).

Seeing the sunrise or sunset on a Ghorepani Poon Hill trek will undoubtedly be an experience you will remember for the rest of your life.


Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1 Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)
    • Meals :Lunch / Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Thamel
    • Highlights :
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
      • Welcoming with Marigold Flower Garland
      • Group Photo
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Evening Walk at Thamel

     

  • Day 2 Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation
    • Duration :Half Day
    • Meals :Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Kathmandu Durbar Square
      • Boudhanath
      • Pashupatinath
    • Highlights :
      • Sightseeing at Kathmandu
      • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
      • Introduction with group members and trekking crew
      • Equipment checking and briefing about the trek

     

  • Day 3 Kathmandu to Pokhara(830m/2,725ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs Drive (200km)
    • Meals :Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Location :
      • Kathmandu
      • Dhading
      • Muglin
      • Damauli
      • Pokhara
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive
      • Walk to Lakeside
      • Preparation for the trek

     

  • Day 4 Pokhara – Nayapul - Tikhedhunga (1,540 m/ 5,052 ft)
    • Duration :One and half hrs drive (44km) and 4-5hrs walk (8km)
    • Meals :Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Ascend :440m/1,443ft
    • Location :
      • Pokhara
      • Nayapul
      • Sudhame
      • Hiley
      • Tikhedhunga
    • Highlights :
      • Landscape
      • Lifestyle
      • Culture
      • Nature

     

  • Day 5 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2,840m/9,318ft)
    • Duration :7-8hrs walk (11km)
    • Meals :Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/Hotel
    • Ascend :1,300m/4,265ft
    • Location :
      • Tikhedhunga
      • Ulleri
      • Banthanti
      • Nange Thanti
      • Ghorepani
    • Highlights :
      • Bushes
      • Rhododendron Forests
      • Mountain Sceneries
      • Hiking
      • Lifestyle
      • Jungle Walk
      • Sunset View

     

  • Day 6 Ghorepani – Poon Hill – Tadapani(2,700m/8,860ft)
    • Duration :6-7hrs walk (14km)
    • Meals :Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/ Hotel
    • Ascend :400m/1,312ft
    • Descend :500m/1,640ft
    • Location :
      • Poon Hill
      • Deurali
      • Banthanti
      • Tadapani
    • Highlights :
      • Sunrise View from Poon Hill
      • Panoramic View of Annapurna Range
      • Rhododendron Forest
      • Pine Forest
      • Flora and Fauna
      • Adventure
      • Prayer Flag
      • Jungle Walk

     

  • Day 7 Tadapani – Ghandruk(1,940m/6,365ft)
    • Duration :5-6hrs walk (7km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Lodge/ Hotel
    • Descend :760m/2,495ft
    • Location :
      • Tadapani
      • Bhaisi Kharka
      • Komrong Danda
      • Ghandruk
    • Highlights :
      • Jungle Walk
      • Astonishing Sceneries
      • Panoramic View of Mountains including Annapurna Range
      • Greenery
      • Gurung Culture
      • Typical Society and Houses
      • Brave History
      • Terraced Fields
      • Waterfalls
      • Unique Lifestyle 

     

  • Day 8 Ghandruk – Pokhara via Nayapul
    • Duration :4-5hrs walk (11km) and One and half hour Drive(44Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :1,110m/3,645ft
    • Location :
      • Ghandruk
      • Syauli Bazaar
      • Bire Thanti
      • Pokhara
    • Highlights :
      • Astonishing View of Mountains
      • Gurung Culture
      • Scenic Drive
      • Evening Walk and Boating at Lakeside

     

  • Day 9 Pokhara to Kathmandu
    • Duration :5-6hrs Drive (200Km)
    • Meals :Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Accommodation :Hotel
    • Descend :710m/2,329ft
    • Location :
      • Pokhara
      • Malekhu
      • Dhading
      • Kathmandu
    • Highlights :
      • Scenic Drive
      • Farewell Dinner in the evening

     

  • Day 10 Departure Day
    • Meals :Breakfast
    • Transportation :Private Vehicle
    • Location :
      • Thamel
      • Tribhuvan International Airport
    • Highlights :
      • Souvenir Shopping
      • Airport Drop with Khata/Khatag as a Symbol of Wishing Safe Journey
      • Group Photo

     

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Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick-up and drop service
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon or Similar Standard)
  • 3 nights Hotel in Pokhara
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you to not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Transportation costs(Drive): Comfortable Tourist Bus (Kathmandu – Pokhara- Kathmandu) with other driving fares.
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Trekking Permits: Trekkers’ Information Management System(TIMS) Card and Annapurna Conservation Area(ACAP) fees
  • Trekking gears like sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • T-shirt of Nepal Mountain Trekkers, Duffel bag and Trekking Map
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • First aid medical box
  • All Government Taxes(13% VAT) and 10% Service Charge
  • Farewell Dinner
  • Airport Pick-up and drop service
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon or Similar Standard)
  • 3 nights Hotel in Pokhara
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • Breakfast during the trek
  • Transportation costs(Drive): Comfortable Tourist Bus (Kathmandu – Pokhara- Kathmandu) with other driving fares.
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade in working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kind of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and foods.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belongs to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Trekking Permits: Trekkers’ Information Management System(TIMS) Card and Annapurna Conservation Area(ACAP) fees
  • Trekking gears like sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • T-shirt of Nepal Mountain Trekkers, Duffel bag and Trekking Map
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • First aid medical box
  • All Government Taxes(13% VAT) and 10% Service Charge

Cost Excludes

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses (Laundries, Electric accessories, Internet, and so on)
  • All Soft Drinks and Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All meals during the trek except for breakfast
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses (Laundries, Electric accessories, Internet, and so on)
  • All Soft Drinks and Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tips for guide and porters

Route Map

Equipment Checklist

Equipment lists for 10 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

HEAD

Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses
Head Torch
Lip Balm
Suncreams(40+) and Lip Balms

UPPER BODY

Cotton t-shirts and thermals
Fleece jacket
Waterproof jacket
Down jacket (Light-weighted)

LOWER BODY

Lightweight cotton pants (long)
Waterproof pants
Underwear and Half pants

FEET

Thin inner socks (3 pairs)
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Comfortable hiking boots
Light-weighted sandals

HANDS

Gloves (Cotton and Waterproof)
Creams
Sanitizer

ACCESSORIES

Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
Trekking bag (Rucksack)
Duffel bag
Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
Water bottle or camel bag
Toiletries and Tissue Papers

First Aid Kits 

Personal Regular Medicines
Knee Caps
Bandages
Ointments
Blister Tape

MISCELLANEOUS

Medicines: We recommend you to bring your regular medicines; we will provide first aid kit from our side.
Light-weighted Towel
Swiss Knife
Passport and extra passport photos
Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

Review

Good vibes only

Alessia
Alessia
Source:Trip Advisor

Done the Poon Hill trek with the help of Min and Tn.
They were of great help just everytime and they had the solution for everything. Also, Min had a great knowledge that helped the three of us learning more about Nepal during the days we spent together. Really nothing bad to say. I just thank them as we could really enjoy the trek, which is just great.
Nepal Mountain Trekkers owner, Ramesh, also helped us planning our days and organized for us other activities. Ask him for assistance if you need some.
Just a note: don't go to Chitwan to ride elephants and make sure to pick a good place over there, ours was terrible.

A big thank again to Ramesh, Min and Tn!
 

Worry Free 7 Days Trek to Poon Hill

Marveille
Marveille
Source:Trip Advisor

 

3 City Moms made it to Poon Hill with 5 young kids ranging from 5-13 years old. All made possible with a great team of guide and porters. The group dynamics were just right. They were able to bond well with the children and there was great team work amongst the team. We had nothing to worry about. From the moment we landed til we depart. Everything was well-thought. Even to the slightest details like planning a surprise cake [in the middle of the a mountain] for a boy who turned 13 during the trip and even making sure that we do not leave our belongings behind when we leave a tea house. These are the fine touches that made a trip an unforgettable one.

Dream trekking with superstar guide

Corinne-op-reis
Corinne-op-reis
Source:Trip Advisor

The Poon Hill trekking I booked with Nepal Mountain Trekkers was an absolute delight. The guys in the office were friendly and helpful. I informed them I found it at times a bit exhausting to be a young woman traveling with a guide alone. So they matched me with Suman, probably the best guide in Nepal :) Suman came to Pokhara with me form Kathmandu and guided me on the trek for our days. He was helpful, very caring (hardly ever was I looked after so well!), professional and fun! I learned so much from Suman about Nepal and life in teh mountains. He took me to the nicest tea houses where he knew the hosts well, so I felt like we were visting friends. In all the time we were on teh road I have not had to think about one thing. It was an absolute delight to do the trekking with Suman and I surely recommend anyone arranging their trip with Nepal Mountain trekkers. They really think with you. I will come back for sure!

Amazing Adventure to Poon Hill and Ghorepani

Alicita
Alicita
Source:Trip Advisor

My friend and I had an incredible time on an 8 day trek to Poon Hill and Ghorepani. This being my first trek, I was nervous about how I would go but Ramesh did an excellent job answering all of my questions and planning a very flexible schedule for us. Our guide TB made every part of the adventure feel comfortable, safe and fun. TB is a very experienced guide and has a wealth of knowledge. Hearing him share interesting information and stories about the culture and the beautiful places we were walking through really enriched our journey. Nepal Mountain Trekkers really do go out of their way to cater to your individual needs, their friendly expert guides will ensure you have the best possible time in Nepal. Ramesh and the team are professional and personable in their approach to helping you create the adventure you have always dreamed of.

Loved it!

Jessica
Jessica
Source:Trip Advisor

We were not quite sure if trekking was going to be something for us, especially because we were traveling with our 2,5yr old son. Ramesh gave us many tips, thought out of the box and suggested alternatives should the trip not be what we expected. Min, our guide was the best we could have wished for. He took plenty of time for us, arranged food and drinks, after a day or two Min just knew what we would have for drinks and would order for us so we haven’t had to wait. He chose excellent small hotels to stop along the way, played with our son and was a fine partner to have conversations with. He told a lot about the environment, life in Nepal and his native village where not much was left of it after the 2015 earthquake. We have chosen to do an 8 day trek through Poon Hill, Ghandruk, Landruk, and the hotsprings. The walking days were definitely not too long and the road there is plenty of opportunity for you to catch your breath and enjoy the view. Although we kept asking Min how far we still had to go and when we had our next stop, he kept being all friendly and smiling the whole time. We also hired a porter to carry our heavy bag along the way, it was his first trip though he seemed to enjoy it and ran uphill like he never did something else in his life ? After trekking we’ve decided to stay for a few extra days in Pokhara, the hotel Nepal Mountain Trekkers had arranged was really good, staff was wonderful and we just loved this city. If in Nepal, you haven’t seen the beauty of this amazing country if you haven’t been trekking. Definitely would recommend Ramesh en Min, and all other guides at Nepal Mountain Trekkers. Good price, excellent service. Would do this all over again when we come back to Nepal.

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