Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 10 Days

Hiking, Trekking, Sightseeing, Sunrise and Sunset Views, Cultural Insight, Food and Cuisine, Meditation Tour, Honeymoon Tour, Family Tour, Solo Trekking, Home-stay Tour and many more
Country
Region
Activity
Group size
1
Duration
10 Days Days
Mode
Tea-House/Lodge
Max-Altitude
3,210 m / 10,532 ft
Daily Walking
5hrs
Grade
3
Culture
Gurung Culture, Magar Culture
Best season
Autumn and Spring
Best season
Autumn and Spring

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.

1. Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

  • Meals:Lunch / Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Thamel

Highlights:

  • Tribhuwan International Airport
  • Evening Walk at Thamel

2. Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

  • Duration:Half Day
  • Meals:Lunch , Dinner , Breakfast
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • 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

3. Kathmandu to Pokhara(830m/2,725ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs Drive (200km)
  • Meals:Breakfast ,Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel

  • Kathmandu
  • Dhading
  • Muglin
  • Damauli
  • Pokhara

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive
  • Walk to Lakeside
  • Preparation for the trek

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

  • Pokhara
  • Nayapul
  • Sudhame
  • Hiley
  • Tikhedhunga

Highlights:

  • Landscape
  • Lifestyle
  • Culture
  • Nature

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

  • Tikhedhunga
  • Ulleri
  • Banthanti
  • Nange Thanti
  • Ghorepani

Highlights:

  • Bushes
  • Rhododendron Forests
  • Mountain Sceneries
  • Hiking
  • Lifestyle
  • Jungle Walk
  • Sunset View

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

  • 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

7. Tadapani – Ghandruk(1,940m/6,365ft)

  • Duration:5-6hrs walk (7km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Accommodation:Lodge/ Hotel
  • Descend:760m/2,495ft

  • 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 

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

  • Ghandruk
  • Syauli Bazaar
  • Bire Thanti
  • Pokhara

Highlights:

  • Astonishing View of Mountains
  • Gurung Culture
  • Scenic Drive
  • Evening Walk and Boating at Lakeside

9. Pokhara to Kathmandu

  • Duration:5-6hrs Drive (200Km)
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Descend:710m/2,329ft

  • Pokhara
  • Malekhu
  • Dhading
  • Kathmandu

Highlights:

  • Scenic Drive
  • Farewell Dinner in the evening

10. Departure Day

COST INCLUDES

  • Airport pickup and drop service
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Horizon Kathmandu or Similar Standard)
  • 3 nights Hotel in Pokhara
  • All lodging and foods during the trek (B, L, D included)
  • Transportation costs(Drive): Comfortable Tourist Bus (Kathmandu – Pokhara- Kathmandu) with other driving fares.
  • Professionally trained and highly experienced English speaking trekking guide with the license from Nepal Government  and porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 kg) along with their salary, lodging, foods and insurance
  • 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

COST EXCLUDE

  • 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

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People from Ghorepani might not be fluent in speaking English but since it is a major destination for trekkers, they could somehow communicate with you in English and with the rise in awareness about Literacy, the young generation would most probably speak English in Ghorepani.

The political instability of Nepal would somehow create hindrance while you are on the major cities but it won’t affect Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in anyways while you are on your treks because the trekking trails are far away from the reach of political influences.

There is not much difference between a private tour and group tour but the main difference is that while you are on a private trip you can enjoy the trip according to your choice and freedom whereas in a group tour you should be sharing accommodation and time with them. While on the other hand, a group tour would be safer comparing to the private tour and comparatively less expensive since the cost for guide and porters would be on sharing. And if you could be friendly and closer to the group, the trip would be more interesting and you could gather more memories and friends.

Well, the tip for guide and other trekking staffs like porters and drivers is not mandatory but since they contribute their time apart from family to make you enjoy the best of your trip ensuring your safety and satisfaction, we recommend you to contribute some amount of tip for them. In Nepal, it is practised that 10% of the total amount you pay for your trek and tour is contributed as a tip.

 

ATMs and credit cards are accessible only on the major cities of Nepal, so during your Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, you can get access to ATMs while you are on Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Yes, you would require a special permit to enter Ghorepani Poon  Hill because of its existence within the Annapurna Conservation Area. You would need to request for Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) Card to enter Ghorepani Poon Hill.

The earthquake of 2015 had an adverse effect on the trekking trails and the local inhabitants back then but now after the patience and positive attitude of the people along with their effort and collaboration from several donors, the trails are totally recovered and fine for trekking again. Though, lifestyle of people is somehow still lagged behind in some reasons but because of trekkers and their contributions, they’ve got a light of hope that they will rise again.

Though it is not compulsory to take a guide with you but if you are trekking for the first time with a purpose of exploring the best of Ghorepani Poon Hill and each aspect of this trek, then a highly experienced and licensed guide is the most to instruct you, help you explore as well as to take care of you.

Yes, you can certainly get access to WiFi in lodges and also mobile data during Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek for Internet and to communicate with your friends and family.

Nepal Mountain Trekkers is a travel agency formed with the involvement of highly experienced and professional trekkers with an experience of more than 2 decades in trekking in the Himalayas. Moreover, we do have staffs from all the special parts of the country to provide you with the proper and adequate information and make you enjoy the best of your trip. In our years of experience, none if our clients had any complaint or dissatisfaction from our company and till now all our previous clients highly recommend our team to their friends and family which is the reason behind our dedication and diligence. Once you trek with our team, you will surely think of visiting Nepal time and again with us like our other clients.

In the case of emergency, our highly experienced and determined trekking staffs and guides who are the inhabitants of this region and are professional in these fields would guide you with the best instruction according to the situation. They are well aware of every kind of risks and the solutions and they would be in touch with the company along with your trekking session, so there is no reason to worry about, just enjoy the trek.

The best time to go for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek would be autumn or spring because the weather would be clear and the sceneries are vivid under the clear blue sky and lush greenery everywhere. Moreover, the blooming of rhododendron forest and other herbs and vegetations would be the major attraction of being there during autumn and spring as well it will reduce the risk of natural calamities and blockades from snowfalls.

During Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, the accommodations would be either in hotel/lodges, tea houses or if you wish to spend overnight in tent-camps or home-stays, then such accommodations could also be arranged. And while you would be on Kathmandu and Pokhara, you can stay overnight at the hotel with the standard of your choice.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is moderate trekking which doesn’t even require any past experience but it is recommended to have a good physical fitness and health check-up before making your way to Ghorepani Poon Hill trek to reduce the health risks.

During Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, you would be staying overnight at tea-houses or lodges and you will be served with traditional Nepali dishes like Dal-Bhat.

Without any doubt, yes you can customize and personalize the trek duration of trek itinerary of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek so as to meet your requirements.

Since the trail of this trekking is mostly rural, the drinking water available during this trek would be tap water, well water or hand pumps and should be purified prior to drinking them. Hence, you should buy bottle waters or should have a water purifying pills or any other equipment to ensure drinking safe water.

Of course, since Ghorepani is one of the most accessible treks and very popular among the trekkers, one can go for solo trekking without any worries. Because the people in there are very friendly and co-operative and you can also meet other trekkers along the way so that there won’t be any risk for solo trekkers or solo female trekkers to go for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Furthermore, our trekking staffs(guides) are highly experienced and dedicated to their job, so our company will be fully responsible for that note.

First of all, Ghorepani Poon Hill is a short and easy trek which doesn’t require a huge amount of time like other treks with similar experience. Secondly, Ghorepani Poon Hill is often considered as one of the best destinations to insight the amazing sunrise and sunset view from the elevation of 3,200m. Besides, the lifestyle and culture of the locals, specially Gurung People(an indigenous of Ghorepani whose ethnicity are influenced from Tibetan Culture), the foods, festival celebrations, and their hospitality and warm welcoming will surely be alluring for anyone. Moreover, the lush forests, wildlife and vegetations and the astonishing scenery of various mountain peaks and green hill are the major attractions of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

Ghorepani is located at the mystical Annapurna Region of Nepal in the Myagdi District in the Dhaulagiri Zone of northern-central Nepal at an elevation of approximately 2,874m/9,429ft.

Reviews
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!
 

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.

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!

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.

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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