Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Perfect place for a stunning view of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Range, Gangapurna, Hiunchuli, and many more

Duration Duration 10 Days
Meals Meals
  • 6 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners
  • 9 Breakfast
Accommodation Accommodation
  • Four nights hotel
  • Five nights eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Drive
Price Reduced US$ 1090 Price Starts From US$ 890
Destination Destination
Nepal
Difficulty Difficulty
Easy
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
3210 Meter
Activities Activity
Trekking
Start and Point Start/End Point
Kathmandu/Kathmandu
Best Season Best Season
March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov
Group Size Group Size
1-8 people
Transportation Transportation
Private Car and Tourist Bus
Activity Per Day Activity Per Day
5-6 hours trekking

Overview of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is one of the best moderate-distance treks in Nepal. It is a perfect trip through various villages, rhododendron forests, and steep rocks. The intriguing paths and the Himalayas can make this journey unforgettable for a lifetime. Poon Hill Trek introduces you to the beautiful Himalayas, diverse cultural practices, and the uncomparable scenes from Annapurna Region. It is a short trek, so even the first-timers and the people who don’t have much time for this trek can genuinely enjoy it. On the other hand, this trek experience is more than precious. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking introduces you to the beautiful green landscapes matched with the tall White Mountains.


Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Highlights

  • One of the most prominent short treks in Nepal
  • It provides panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and other sky-touching ranges.
  • The views and the serenity of nature (fields, mountains, and forests)
  • A 3381 stairway for the panoramic view of Dhaulagiri.
  • The Magars and Gurung community’s rich culture and sound hospitality
  • The lush rhododendron forests in Ghorepani

One of Nepal’s most beautiful trekking regions, Poon Hill Trekking, is inhabited by mostly “Magars.” Also, This ethnic group has its own culture and traditional norms. We interacted throughout this trek, enjoyed their warm hospitality, and got to know more Nepalese groups better. The village of Ghandruk is one of the most beautiful communities in Nepal. It gives us a jaw-dropping view of the Annapurna ranges and falls along our route to Ghorepani.

Highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

This trek is full of picturesque mountains, steep rocky paths, ethnic varieties, and pure nature. The Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Region landscapes above Ghorepani are some of the best mountain escapes.  The sunrise view from the Poonhill viewpoint is heavenly and majestic. It provides the view of mountains more than 8000m in altitudes like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and a few other prominent ranges like Nilgiri, Machapuchare, Lamjung Himal, and Himchuli.

A sub-tropical forest full of floras, faunas, unique birds, and plants covers a portion of the trek. Also, Red, White, and Yellow Rhododendron is found contrasting the lush green forest, and the birds play a never-ending symphony for you as you embark on your journey through the route. This trek makes you feel nature in all of its splendor.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Welcome to Nepal

    On the first day of the Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking, you’ll arrive in Kathmandu. As you land at the airport, our representative will be there to receive and greet you. You will be escorted to the hotel. Once you freshen up and unwind yourself from the long travel, you’ll be informed of the program by our office. Our guides will talk to you about the trek, the equipment required, and the permits for the trek. If you arrive in the valley late at night, these things will be done the following day.

    Meals: Not Included

  • Day 2: Touring the Kathmandu Valley

    After breakfast, we’ll have a guided tour of the city. There are numerous things to do in Kathmandu. We can visit the center of pilgrimage, Pashupatinath, the monkey temple, Swoyambhunath, listed in the UNESCO world heritage sites, or Bouddhanath, the Buddhist shrine. We can visit the historic Basantapur Durbar Square and the center of fine arts, Patan Durbar Square.

    The local gullies of Kathmandu have different stories to tell every single individual. You witness them on our way back to the hotel. At night, we have dinner, get to know our fellow trekkers better, and talk about the plans for the trek.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3: Flight or Drive to Pokhara, (25 minutes flight or 6-7 hours drive)

    We will be taken to the airport to fly to Pokhara, which takes 25-30 minutes. We witness majestic views of some ranges during the flight, like the Manaslu Range, the snowcapped Annapurna, and the Langtang Himalayan Range. You can also take a road trip to Pokhara through Prithvi Highway.

    It takes about 6-7 hours to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu. The journey is full of natural scenic beauties like rivers, hills, and forests. After arriving in Pokhara, we will be escorted to the hotel where we can freshen up ourselves. We relax on the shore of Phewa Lake and enjoy the scenic beauties of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Machapuchare ranges. We stay overnight in Pokhara.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 4: Trek to Tikhedunga

    Today, our journey on foot for the Ghorepani Poonhill begins. After breakfast, we take a drive from Pokhara through the large village of Lumle to Nayapul. We walk and climb uphill slowly and steadily through the steep way up. We traverse high above a river on an entire stone-paved trail to a very prosperous town of Birethani (1000m).

    The trek is an entire of bamboo forests and a waterfall with plunge pools along the way. Beyond a pasture land, the trek reaches the village of Sidhu, where we will stop to have our lunch. After lunch, we move forward on the trail. Climbing steadily to the valley of Hile, the trek takes us to Tikhedunga, where we stay in a local guesthouse for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 5: Tikhedunga to Ghorepani

    On one of the most exciting days of the Ghorepani Poonhill trek, we start our trail early in the morning. The trail starts crossing the Tikhedhunga River on a suspension bridge and Bhurungdi Khola again on a large deck of 1520m. The trail ascends through a steep stair of rocks, approximately 3300 of them. The staircase takes us to the large village of Ulleri (2080m).

    From Ulleri, we slowly continue our trail through fields and cultivated pasture lands. Walking beside a river and refreshing rhododendron forest, we do a short climb to Nagathani (2460m). We go through two sparkling clear streams and a small ridge on the way to it. We have our lunch at Nagathani and rest for a bit. Then, we continue our trail, and after walking for approximately an hour, we reach our destination for today, Ghorepani (2750m). In winters, the paths can be covered in snow. We stayed a night in Ghorepani.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 6: Ghorepani to Poonhill and then to Tadapani

    We shall rise and start our trail early to catch the majestic sunrise from the Poonhill. Making an early morning excursion towards the Poonhill rewards us with the most lovely views of the Himalayas as the Sun showers its yellow stroke upon them. Mountain ranges like Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche (6920m), Nilgiri(6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Hiuchhuli (6441m), Tarke Kang (7193m), Gangapurna (7454), Lamjung Himal (6986m) and Mount Machapuchare (6997m) leave us stunned with their panoramic views.

    The glorious view is yours to capture and makes memories to cherish lifelong. After breakfast, we start descending towards Tadapani. The trail goes through a short climb to Deurali pass, providing a spectacular view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The moss forest with a large variety of unique birds accompanies us towards Tadapani. Tadapani also provides us with an up-close sunset view. We stay overnight in Tadapani.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 7: Tadapani to Ghandruk

    Today we trail downwards slowly towards the village of Ghandruk. Our trail consists of cultivated fields, beautiful eye-controlling forests, and some small settlements. We will be going through some thick, dense forests with old rhododendron trees. The rhododendrons turn the jungle into gardens in some seasons.

    A steep rocky descent slowly leads us to the village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung village in Nepal and is one of the highlights of this trek. Exploring the village, the tradition and culture of the Ghandruk people, you can relax the rest of the day here. We will be staying in Ghandruk for the night.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 8: Ghandruk to Birethani and then to Pokhara

    Today, our trail moves downwards towards the village of Birethani and back to Nayapul. Then we catch a private bus and drive back to Pokhara. Our trail goes through several settlements, staircase slabs, green forests, and terraced fields. We move along the Modi Khola to Modi Valley.

    A slow and steady walk takes us to Birethani and then a half an hour walk to Nayapul. From Nayapul, we catch a private bus and get on our way back to Pokhara. You will be transferred back to the hotels, and you will be bid farewell to your porters and guides this day.

    Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

  • Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu

    Again, it is up to you to choose between a road trip full of fun and a skyway to save some time. You can either take a flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu or a road trip that takes some hours to get to Kathmandu, but you’ll be enjoying every bit of the journey. This night you’ll be having your last dinner in Nepal. A cultural dinner will be served to you along with your fellow trekkers. So make memories, exchange greetings, and make up your mind for the returning journey.

    Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

  • Day 10: Farewell Nepal

    The Ghorepani Poonhill trek is officially ending today for you. Time to bid farewell to Nepal. You can still make some memories of having a delicious breakfast in a café. Our representative will escort you to the airport before your scheduled flight time. It’s good to be there at least 2 hours earlier than the scheduled time. Until next time, enjoy your trip and remember us always.

    Meals: Breakfast


Includes/Excludes

What's included
    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
    • Accommodation in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Room in the best available lodge and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner)during trekking
    • All ground transportation in the local vehicle as per itinerary
    • An experienced English or other Language speaking guide and one assistance guide for more than five trekkers
    • One porter for two trekkers
    • Trekking crew member salary, insurance, accommodation and food, and airfares if necessary
    • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Permit and TIMS
    • First Aid MedKitl kit or essential medicine
    • Seasonal fruits during trek and farewell dinner in typical Nepalese cuisine restaurant
    • All applicable government and local taxes
What is excluded
    • Nepalese visa fee and international flight fare
    • Hotel accommodation, Lunch, and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara because of an early arrival in Nepal or late departure from Nepal, prior to returning from Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
    • Travel and rescue insurance for trekkers only
    • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, soft or hard beverages, recharge the battery, bottled/boiled water, extra porters, hot shower, a pot of tea, etc.) during trekking
    • Kathmandu Pokhara sightseeing
    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Accommodation

We will be accommodated with Samsara Resort or a similar 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. For Pokhara, we will be provided Kuti resort and local tea houses during the trek. The accommodations are made on a twin-sharing basis. Single supplements can be served upon request but will cost an extra USD 250. However, the only room cannot be possible sometimes during higher elevations. In the trekking area, most of your accommodations contain attached bathrooms, while some of the teahouses may not have, and you may have to share the washing and toilet facilities in that case.

 

Meals during Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

During the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, we have various options in cuisines like Nepali, Chinese, Italian, Continental, Indian, etc. Breakfast will be served from the tea houses or the lodge’s menu, and we will have our lunches on the way to our destination. There will be welcome and farewell dinners with our trekkers.

Departure Dates

We have daily departures for this trip, so we recommend that you book it according to your schedule. We will customize the tour/trekking package to your specific needs. We are concentrating on the private trip, taking into account numerous elements such as COVID, trekkers' physical fitness, available time, and budget. Because these elements may or may not be compatible with the individual traveler.

Similarly, during the trek/tour, we will be pleased to supply you with pre/post accommodation as well as other supplementary services such as a domestic flight and an additional porter. Please fill out this customized form for your convenience.

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    Type C, D, and M power plugs and sockets are used. The standard voltage and frequency are 230 V and 50Hz, respectively.

    Vaccinations You must be completely vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days before traveling to Nepal. Vaccination documentation is required.

    On Arrival Visas are available at Nepal's entrance points for travelers. Travelers from Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Syria, on the other hand, are required to obtain a visa through their nearest Nepalese diplomatic post (embassy/consulate).

    Tourist Visa Fee

    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

    To confirm the trek/tour package, we want a deposit of at least 20% of the total tour/trek fee. The remaining balance must be paid when you arrive in Nepal. We take Visa, Maestro, MasterCard, American Express, and other major credit cards. The total cost of a Bhutan and Tibet tour must be paid in full at the time of booking.

    We strongly advise you to purchase a SIM card for reliable internet access throughout Nepal. Nepal Telecom (owned by the government) and NCELL (owned by the private sector) are the two main SIM card providers in Nepal. It is preferable to get a SIM card at an airport, where staff will assist with activation and data plan purchases. If you have a SIM card, it will be easier for you to contact us and locate our airport agent.

    You can charge your electrical devices at hotels and lodges because there are no power outages. In the Himalayan region, however, hotel owners may levy a nominal fee.

    Essential Information

    Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Difficulty

    Usually, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is not more challenging than other trekking in the Annapurna Region. This might be the hardest for the traveler from Tikhedhunga to Ulleri (3381) steps and 3-4 hours uphill from Ulleri to Ghorepani. Generally, it would help if you walked around 5-6 hours per day, but it highly depends on your physical fitness and how much time you spend enjoying the view. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Difficulty level is shallow and suitable for elder and beginner trekkers.

    Getting there & away

    You will drive to Nayapul or Hile from Pokhara and start to trek. Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking starts in Pokhara. You will reach Pokhara by a 25-minute flight or a 6-7 hours drive from Kathmandu in the western part. Also, this trek’s ending point is Pokhara.

    Request a Custom Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Itinerary

    Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking itinerary starts from 5 days from Kathmandu or extends to 10 days. You can reach this trek by adding Ghandruk Village, Dhampus, Jhinu Hot Spring, Sarangkot sunset and sunrise, Pokhara Valley sightseeing, Chitwan Jungle Safari, and Lumbini Tour. It highly depends on your interest and time frame. Please let us know if you want to customize the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking itinerary.

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