Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip At Glance

Destination Ghorepani
Name of Trail Annapurna View Trek
Duration 8 Days
Grade Easy
Maximum Altitude 3210
Per Day Walking 5 Hours
Trek Style Star Hotel in City and Tea House During Trek
Transportation Private Vehicle
Best Time All Seasons Except Rainy

Outline Itinerary

Day Acitivity
Day 1 Welcome to Kathmandu (1360M)
Day 2 Journey to Pokhara (822M)
Day 3 Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1480M)
Day 4 Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2874M)
Day 5 Sunrise Hike to Poon Hill and Trek to Tadapani (2360M)
Day 6 Trek to Ghandruk and Return to Pokhara (822M)
Day 7 Return Journey to Kathmandu (1400M)
Day 8 Departure from Tribhuvan International Airport (1350M)

Overview And Highlights

Poon Hill trekking is regarded as one of the bestselling trekking destinations in Annapurna region. This trek lies in the Annapurna foothills to the viewpoint in the Ghorepani offers the best accommodation compared to any other trekking in Nepal. It provides you the most spectacular Mountain View and the journey along the delighting villages inhabited mostly by Gurung including the dense rhododendron forests with wide variety of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys.

Trek to Poon hill is an easy and highly recommended trekking destination for those who are looking for short period to explore with nature. Trekking in Ghorepani Poon hill is an immensely popular short trek to the Annapurna. The trek commences from the beautiful Modi Khola River, after an hour of drive from Pokhara.

We have another itinerary for short Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking which can be started from Pokhara and can be end on Pokhara.

This fascinating Ghorepani village trek is designed for those who desired to visualize the unseen majestic mountain panorama, explore the cultural villages of Sherpa people and let you experience there warm hospitality. Explore the natural and cultural beauty of Nepal.

Highlights Of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offers a spectacular sunrise panorama over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

  • Traverse through vibrant rhododendron forests, especially enchanting during the spring when they bloom in a riot of colors.

  • Experience the rich cultural tapestry of local Gurung and Magar communities, visiting traditional villages along the way.

  • Enjoy a moderate trek, suitable for all fitness levels, with a mix of ascents and descents through diverse landscapes.

  • Stay in cozy tea houses, providing a warm and authentic Himalayan experience with local hospitality.

  • Reach the iconic Poon Hill viewpoint, offering a 360-degree panorama of snow-capped peaks and the picturesque Kali Gandaki Gorge.

  • Some trekkers extend their journey to Annapurna Base Camp, adding an extra layer of adventure and stunning mountain scenery.

Best Time To Trek In Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The high-quality time to undertake the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is at some stage in the pre- and submit-monsoon seasons, especially from overdue September to early November and from past due February to early April. During those intervals, the climate is generally solid, supplying clear skies and best visibility for the breathtaking mountain views. The publish-monsoon season showcases lush landscapes with blooming rhododendron forests, while the pre-monsoon season lets in trekkers to witness the majestic snow-capped peaks against a backdrop of clean, crisp air. These months provide snug temperatures for trekking, fending off the extremes of wintry weather bloodless and the monsoon rains. However, it's critical to check climate conditions and be prepared for ability versions in mountain weather even at some stage in those choicest hiking seasons.

If you would like to trek in other place of Annapurna then you can visit our Annapurna base camp trek 13 days which will take you to the base camp were you will witness the breathe taking views of Annapurna from close or you can just go for the Everest base camp trek which is the most famous among trekkers. If you don't want to trek then you can enjoy the family holidays in a peaceful and religious places like Muktinath or Pashupatinath. We have lots of options available for our trekkers.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Kathmandu

Welcome to Kathmandu, the vibrant capital of Nepal! Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, our team will be there to greet you and provide transportation to your comfortable 3-star hotel. After settling in, take some time to relax before embarking on an evening stroll through the lively Thamel area, renowned for its traditional ambiance, bustling handicraft markets, and diverse culinary scene. Later, enjoy a traditional dinner while we walk you through the details of your itinerary, assign you a knowledgeable tour guide, and ensure you have everything you need for your upcoming trekking adventure.

Elevation

1360

Day 2

Journey to Pokhara

Kick-start your day with a delicious breakfast before setting off on a scenic drive to Pokhara. Covering approximately 200 km (124 miles) and taking 7 to 8 hours, the journey promises awe-inspiring views of majestic mountains, winding hills, and the swift-flowing rivers ideal for thrilling rafting adventures. En route, immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of hillside highways and observe the authentic rural lifestyle of the locals. Upon reaching Pokhara, check into your hotel for some well-deserved rest. Later, take a leisurely evening walk along the enchanting Phewa Lake, a captivating attraction beloved by tourists for its tranquil beauty.

Food

Breakfast

Accommodation

3 Star Hotel

Elevation

822

Day 3

Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga

As the sun rises, fuel up with breakfast and embark on a picturesque drive to Nayapul, nestled in the scenic Kaski district of the Annapurna region, approximately 45 km from Pokhara. From there, commence your trek to Tikhedhunga, a renowned starting point for both the Annapurna and Ghorepani Poon Hill treks. En route, soak in breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare and immerse yourself in the pristine mountainous landscape. Tonight, rest your weary feet in Tikhedhunga as you prepare for the adventures ahead.

Food

Breakfast

Accommodation

Tea house

Elevation

1480

Day 4

Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

Today's trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani offers a delightful journey through scenic vistas and charming villages. Covering approximately 8 miles (12.9 kilometers) over 6 to 7 hours, the trail winds through lush forests, quaint settlements, and terraced farmland, occasionally adorned with stone steps. Along the way, feast your eyes on panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, making each step a memorable experience.

Food

Breakfast

Accommodation

Tea House

Elevation

2874

Day 5

Sunrise Hike to Poon Hill and Trek to Tadapani

Before dawn breaks, embark on an exhilarating pre-sunrise hike to Poon Hill, guided by the gentle glow of headlamps through rhododendron forests. Witness the breathtaking spectacle as the first rays of sunlight illuminate the majestic Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, painting the sky in hues of gold. After soaking in the panoramic vista, continue your trek to Tadapani, tracing ridges adorned with charming mountain villages and offering glimpses of the Himalayan splendor

Food

Breakfast

Accommodation

Tea house

Elevation

2360

Day 6

Trek to Ghandruk and Return to Pokhara

Begin your day with an early morning trek to Ghandruk, treating yourself to mesmerizing Himalayan vistas and traversing well-maintained trails through rhododendron forests and traditional villages. Keep an eye out for iconic peaks like Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre as you soak in the scenic beauty. Explore the picturesque village of Ghandruk before retracing your steps to Nayapul. From there, a comfortable car ride will whisk you back to Pokhara, concluding your Himalayan adventure with cherished memories.

Food

Brakfast

Accommodation

3 Star Hotel

Elevation

822

Day 7

Return Journey to Kathmandu

Embark on a scenic drive back to Kathmandu, relishing the captivating landscapes that Nepal has to offer. Covering approximately 246 kilometers (153 miles), the journey takes 6 to 7 hours, allowing you to bask in the natural beauty and tranquility of the surroundings.

Food

Breakfast

Accommodation

3 Star Hotel

Elevation

1400

Day 8

Departure from Tribhuvan International Airport

As your journey draws to a close, we'll arrange for your transportation to Tribhuvan International Airport according to your flight schedule. Accompanied by one of our staff members, you'll bid farewell to Nepal, carrying with you cherished memories of an unforgettable trekking experience. Should you desire further exploration within the Annapurna or Everest regions, we offer a plethora of tailored options, including the Annapurna Base Camp trek, Everest Base Camp trek, thrilling rafting adventures, and more. Let us customize your next adventure according to your preferences and needs.

Elevation

1350

What Is Included ?

  • 2 Night Accommodations in Kathmandu
  • 2 Night Pokhara  accommodations with breakfast
  • Tea house accommodation and full meals during trek days
  • Pokhara to Nayapool privateTransportation
  • Kathmandu Pokhara bothway touist bus
  • ACAP Permit
  • English speaking Trekking Guide
  • Required no. of Porters
  • Certificates,
  • Comprehensive medical kit
  • Government and local taxes &
  • Preparatory Session before and after arrival.

What's Not Included?

  • Visa cost
  • International airfare
  • Drinks and beverage cost.
  • Insurance cost.
  • Trekking equipment.
  • Personal expenses, tips and shopping cost

Altitude Graph

FAQs

The Ghorepani Poon Mountain Trail is a well-known hiking route in Nepal's Annapurna area. This walk is shorter and smaller than some of the more arduous Himalayan climbs, allowing for a wider range of trekkers. Typically, the walk begins and finishes at Nayapul, a scenic settlement known as Ghandruk, lush rhododendron woods, and, of course, Mount Poon Poon, which is famed for its spectacular dawn views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Enjoying culture along the route, meeting people, and experiencing the hospitality of tea house accommodations typically takes between 4 and 7 days depending on your selected itinerary, allowing you the opportunity to view varied landscapes and the rich cultural fabrics of the Annapurna area.


 

The Ghorepani Poon Mountain Trail is recommended for people with moderate fitness, basic skills, and some trekking experience. Regular aerobic and lower-body strength activities are suggested. This hike needs 5-7 hours of trekking per day and occasionally includes difficult portions. Physical preparation in advance improves the whole experience.


 

Teahouses are the principal lodging options along the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek route. These modest lodges give food and a place to bed, allowing for a simple and communal hiking experience.

The cost of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek ranges from $600 to $1,000, which includes permits, teahouse lodging, and food.

Bring hiking boots, weather-appropriate clothing, a daypack, water bottle, sunscreen, and a first aid kit. Trekking poles, hats, sunglasses, and a high-quality sleeping bag are all recommended.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek requires an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. Purchase them in Kathmandu or Pokhara from approved agents or the Nepal Tourism Board.

Trip Reviews (2)

2015年の年末年始に利用しました。Jibanさんという方が親身に相談に乗ってくれ、安心する事が出来ました。やはり信頼できないとお任せできないできないので。

ポカラからのpoonhillツアー3泊4日。ガイドのLaxmanさんもnice guyで、すごく楽しいトレッキングとなり、感動しました。こんなに素晴らしい体験が安心してできたのも、お2人のおかげと思ってます。ぜひぜひ一度経験する価値のあるネパールトレッキング。唯の観光でない心に残る思い出ができる事間違いなしです!!!

aoi1102

28th Mar, 2018


很滿意這次行程安排及住宿,老闆知道我們的英文不好特別安排會說中文的導遊,今年十月將再次前往尼泊爾參與慶典活動,我還是會找他們

jung08158

28th Mar, 2018



From USD 500 650 Per Person
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