Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking - Peregrine Treks

Duration
10 Days
Activities
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
  • Scenic Drive
Accommodation
  • Four nights hotel
  • Five nights eco-lodge
Meals
  • 6 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners
  • 9 Breakfast

Price

Reduced

$1090 USD

$890 USD

10% Discount for Group

Overview & Highlights

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Highlights


  • One of the most prominent short treks in Nepal
  • Provides you with the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and lots of 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

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, the experience that this trek provides 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 Itinerary

The very first day of the Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking, you’ll be arriving 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, equipment required, and the permits for the trek. If you arrive in the valley late at night, these things will be done the next morning.

Meals: Not Included

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 and get to know our fellow trekkers better and talk about the plans for the trek.

Meals: Breakfast

We will be taken to the airport for a flight to Pokhara which takes 25-30 minutes. During the flight, we witness majestic views of some ranges like Manaslu Range, the snowcapped Annapurna, and 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

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 a full stone-paved trail to a very prosperous town of Birethani (1000m). The trek is entire of bamboo forests and 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

One of the most exciting days of Ghorepani Poonhill trek, we start our trail early in the morning. The trail starts crossing the Tikhedhunga River on a suspension bridge and then again Bhurungdi Khola 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 small ridge on the way to it. We have our lunch at Nagathani and rest for a bit. Then after, 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 stay a night in Ghorepani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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 satisfying views of 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 us with a spectacular view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The moss forest with a large variety of unique birds accompanies us on our way towards Tadapani. Tadapani also provides us with an up-close sunset view. We stay overnight in Tadapani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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 done slowly leads us to the village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung village of 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

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, the 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

It is up to you again 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’d take some hours to get to Kathmandu, but you’ll be enjoying every bit of the journey either way. This night you’ll be having your last dinner in Nepal. A cultural dinner will be served to you along with the fellow trekkers. So make memories, exchange greetings, and make up your mind for the returning journey.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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. Its 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

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Accommodation

Accommodations:

We will be accommodated with Samsara Resort or similar 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 of 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 the trek, we have a variety of 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.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Route Map

Departure Dates


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

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Difficulty & Pace

Usually, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is easy trekking in comparison with other trekking in the Annapurna Region. From Tikhedhunga to Ulleri (3381) steps and 3-4 hour uphill from Ulleri to Ghorepani, this might be the hardest to the traveler. Generally, you need to walk around 5-6 hours per day, but it highly depends on your physical fitness and how much time you spend to enjoy the view.

 

Getting there & away

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

 

Request a Custom Itinerary

You can shorten this trek to 5 days from Kathmandu or extend 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 this itinerary.

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Highlights


  • One of the most prominent short treks in Nepal
  • Provides you with the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and lots of 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

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, the experience that this trek provides is more than precious. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking introduces you to the beautiful green landscapes matched with the tall White Mountains.

The very first day of the Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking, you’ll be arriving 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, equipment required, and the permits for the trek. If you arrive in the valley late at night, these things will be done the next morning.

Meals: Not Included

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 and get to know our fellow trekkers better and talk about the plans for the trek.

Meals: Breakfast

We will be taken to the airport for a flight to Pokhara which takes 25-30 minutes. During the flight, we witness majestic views of some ranges like Manaslu Range, the snowcapped Annapurna, and 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

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 a full stone-paved trail to a very prosperous town of Birethani (1000m). The trek is entire of bamboo forests and 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

One of the most exciting days of Ghorepani Poonhill trek, we start our trail early in the morning. The trail starts crossing the Tikhedhunga River on a suspension bridge and then again Bhurungdi Khola 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 small ridge on the way to it. We have our lunch at Nagathani and rest for a bit. Then after, 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 stay a night in Ghorepani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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 satisfying views of 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 us with a spectacular view of Mt. Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The moss forest with a large variety of unique birds accompanies us on our way towards Tadapani. Tadapani also provides us with an up-close sunset view. We stay overnight in Tadapani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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 done slowly leads us to the village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the second largest Gurung village of 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

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, the 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

It is up to you again 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’d take some hours to get to Kathmandu, but you’ll be enjoying every bit of the journey either way. This night you’ll be having your last dinner in Nepal. A cultural dinner will be served to you along with the fellow trekkers. So make memories, exchange greetings, and make up your mind for the returning journey.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

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. Its 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

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in tourist standard hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Room in the best available lodge and all meal (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
  • All necessary 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

  • 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 return from the mountain because of any reason than the scheduled itinerary.
  • 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
  • Kathmandu Pokhara food
  • Tips and gratuities for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)

Accommodations:

We will be accommodated with Samsara Resort or similar 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 of 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 the trek, we have a variety of 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.


There is no fixed departure trip for this month. You can request for a private group trip.

Difficulty & Pace

Usually, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is easy trekking in comparison with other trekking in the Annapurna Region. From Tikhedhunga to Ulleri (3381) steps and 3-4 hour uphill from Ulleri to Ghorepani, this might be the hardest to the traveler. Generally, you need to walk around 5-6 hours per day, but it highly depends on your physical fitness and how much time you spend to enjoy the view.

 

Getting there & away

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

 

Request a Custom Itinerary

You can shorten this trek to 5 days from Kathmandu or extend 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 this itinerary.

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