Ghorepani Poon hill Yoga Trek

Yoga in front of the Himalaya

Duration Duration 12 Days
Meals Meals
  • Daily breakfast
  • 7 Lunch
  • 8 Dinner
Accommodation Accommodation
  • 4-nights hotel
  • 7-Nights eco-lodge
Activites Activities
  • Yoga
  • Trekking
  • Sightseeing
Price Reduced US$ 1490 Price Starts From US$ 1190
Destination Destination
Nepal
Difficulty Difficulty
Easy
Max. Altitude Max. Altitude
3210 Meter
Activities Activity
Trekking and Yoga
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
4-5 hour trekking

Overview of Ghorepani Poon hill Yoga Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Yoga Trek is among one of the most popular and comfortable trekking routes in the Annapurna Region. It is popularly known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking or Annapurna Panorama Trekking, where you can sight the majestic view of mountains from the altitude of 3,210 m. Poon Hill is blessed with an astounding view of Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III and IV, LamjungHimal, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges, and a few other surrounding small peaks.

It offers a lifetime opportunity for the visitors to click on one of the most impressive snaps of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges making Poon Hill trekking a photographer’s paradise. Apart from mountain views, the incredible sunrise from Poon Hill is awesomely fantastic enough to make your trip worth it.


Ghorepani Poon Hill Yoga Trek Highlights

  • Daily Yoga in the mountain with Yoga Teacher
  • One of the most prominent short treks in Nepal
  • It provides 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

Poon Hill being the ultimate destination of our package, the journey to reach Poon Hill will grant you a fantastic opportunity to walk on the trail to witness terraced slopes and receive the hospitality of warm Gurung and Magar village and ethnic dwellers, wonderstruck Rhododendron lush forest thickly covered in moss. We step onto the land of Gurung village of Ghandruk, where you will fall in love with their traditional local culture, accent, costumes, and sweetly decorated homes. We will also visit the Little Paradise teahouse located on a ridge between two mountains which acts as a perfect ending to this picturesque trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Yoga Trek Schedule

Morning:
  • Self-practice on the bed: 5-10 minutes (some easy stretches as taught by the yoga teacher)
  • Morning Meditation: with the Yoga teacher (may include sound meditation with the singing bowl)
  • Stretching & Loosening Exercises: Pre-Asana Practices (helps to release muscle pain and prevent muscle tension, prepares the joints for the trek ahead)
  • Yoga Session – Sun Salutation, Asanas, Pranayama, Short Relaxation
  • Healthy Breakfast: Avoid packaged foods and sodas and prioritize organic foods.
  • During trek hours: stretching & breathing control and taking breaks for healthy snacks.
Afternoon:
  • Healthy Lunch / Rest
  • Afternoon Trekking: some stretching and take a break for some healthy snacks.
  • We will sometimes do an open nature relaxing meditation depending on the weather and trail conditions during Ghorepani Poon Hill Yoga Trek. It could be on the river bank inside a safe turn of a dense forest.
Evening:
  • Complete Guided Relaxation to rejuvenate the body & mind (yoga Nidra)
  • Healthy Dinner
  • Discussion about the next day’s program
  • Optional – chanting/singing/ playing as part of Bhakti Yoga
  • Retire

Note:

We will be walking on different trails every day on Ghorepani Poon Hill Yoga Trek. The schedule, as mentioned earlier, will serve as a general guideline as we will possibly not be able to follow the exact timetable due to several factors affecting our trek duration and the facilities available. We will have to merge ourselves with the tranquil going atmosphere of our trails. Enjoy our flexible routine without destroying the mood.

Ghorepani Poon hill Yoga Trek Detail Itinerary

  • Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival

    On this day, you will arrive in Kathmandu, where the representative of Peregrine Treks will appear to receive you at Tribhuwan International Airport and escort you to your hotel. You can occupy your daytime to either rest or walk along the streets of Thamel to buy the equipment necessary for your trip.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 2: Drive/Flight to Pokhara

    Our guide will lead you towards Pokhara via an early morning tourist coach. During your journey, you can sight views of the mighty Himalayas and green hills followed by dramatic river valleys on the foot of cliffs. After we reach Pokhara, we rest our backpacks to stay overnight. We will have plenty of time to do last-minute preparation for our yoga trek. We will meet for our welcome dinner in the evening time where our professional trekking guide will brief details about this package.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Hille

    After ninety minutes of a drive with a private vehicle from Pokhara, we will reach Nayapul, from where we will start our first day of the trek. We pause after 15 minutes of the short hike along the bank of the Modi Khola at Birethanti for lunch. It is a large village with individual shops and teahouses. We continue to walk through the town, following the north bank of Burungdi River.

    We then will climb steadily up the side of the valley to Hille and spend our night there. On this day, we will attain a height of 1,495 m after four hours of a relatively short trek to adapt us for trekking in Nepal.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 4: Trek to Bhanthanti

    We resume our Ghorepani Poon Hill Yoga trek after fueling us to climb a steep route to Ulleri, a large Magar village at 2,070m. We will need to struggle by climbing steep stone stairs, which could take some time, but we will get through it. We then will follow the ascending trail gently through the lush forest of Rhododendron and oak towards Banthanti. We will rest our night at Banthanti, attaining an altitude of 2,250 m within four hours of the trek.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 5: Bhanthanti - Ghorepani

    On the third day of our trek, we will walk through a dense forest of Rhododendron and oak to reach Nangethanti. Here we will take a lunch break and rest in a beautiful setting. We will walk for one more hour to reach Ghorepani.

    Geographically, the Ghorepani village is divided into two parts named Upper Ghorepani and lower Ghorepani. On this day, we stay at upper Ghorepani, which offers panoramic views of Annapurna South, Nilgiri, and its surrounding mountain peaks. The village also has a few shops selling exciting local products and crafts. We will be resting at an altitude of 2,860m, which is relatively higher than our previous stop; you will realize the change in temperature and feel cooler mainly in the evening and morning.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 6: Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani or Chuile

    We start our day super early in the morning, around 4 am, to catch the view of sunrise at Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210m. Poon Hill is a brilliant spot to view sunrise over the high Himalayas, including the Fishtail, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III and IV, Annapurna South Dhaulagiri, LamjungHimal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges and mountain ranges.

    After spending magical few hours in Poon Hill, we will return to Ghorepani to have breakfast and resume our walk to Tadapani or Chuile village. We will spend our night here relishing the views of Annapurnas, Fishtails, and other surrounding mountains at an altitude of 2,600m.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 7: Tadapani/Chuile - KotDanda

    We will gently trek for about three and half hours from Tadapani/ Chuile through beautiful green scenery Today’s destination is a teahouse in KotDanda, also known as a Little Paradise, located on a ridge between two mountains at an altitude of 2,000m. A local family owned this property made for welcoming guests to their ambiance decorated by a large and beautiful open garden area with colorful flowers and trees. This place is secluded and peaceful.

    You can rest your tiredness by enjoying their organic farm and watching local chickens, dogs, rabbits, and cows. The teahouse is charming, offering fantastic mountain views and a stunning view over the valley on another side. The family welcomes their guest with great hospitality and simple facilities.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 8: Yoga day at Little Paradise, Kot Danda

    We will take an adventure in this beautiful place and perform our yoga day session.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 9: KotDanda - Shyauli Bazaar

    We will continue our Ghorepani Poon Hill Yoga trek descending Shyauli Bazaar through the Gurung Village of Ghandruk. We will come down to the level of Modi River at Shyauli Bazaar at an altitude of 1,220 m, where we can still view Fishtail Mountain.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Day 10: Shyauli Bazaar - Pokhara

    On this day, we will have an easy short walk of two hours back to Nayapul, catch our vehicle, and drive back to Pokhara, where we will spend our night enjoying the serene environment of Phewa Lake.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 11: Return back to Kathmandu by Bus

    Summing up our Ghorepani Poon Hill Yoga Trek Package, we will return to Kathmandu via tourist coach. Our staff and guide will meet you for your farewell dinner and provide a platform for experience and feedback-sharing moments.

    Meals: Breakfast

  • Day 12: Departure day

    After confirming your flight departure time and your necessary documents, our staff will take you to Tribhuwan International Airport to see you off.

    Meals: Breakfast


Includes/Excludes

What's included
    • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
    • Accommodation in tourist standard 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 Yoga cum Trekking guide
    • Special Yoga Teacher 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 Yoga Trek 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 return from Ghorepani Poon Hill Yoga Trek 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)

Accommodation

We will be accommodated with Samsara Resort or a similar hotel in Kathmandu. For Pokhara, we will be provided Kuti resort and local tea houses during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Yoga 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 Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 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.

Meals

During the Ghorepani Poon Hill Yoga Trek, 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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    15 Days – US$ 30
    30 Days – US$ 50
    90 Days – US$ 125

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    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

    Difficulty & Pace

    Usually, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is easy trekking compared to 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.

    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 a 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 it 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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