Ghorepani Poonhill Budget Trek

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USD $ 299 / per person

Trip Info

  • Duration

    7 Days

  • Max. Altitude

    3,210 m

  • Difficulty

    moderate

  • Starts From

    Kathmandu

  • Trip Ends At

    Kathmandu

  • Transport

    Private Vehicle and Tourist Bus

  • Region/Type

    Annapurna Treks
  • Best Season:

    • Spring (Mar, Apr)
    • Autumn (Mid-Sep - Mid November)

Overview

The Ghorepani Poonhill Budget trek is one of the most popular trekking in the Annapurna Sanctuary as it consists the easiest trekking route, as well as the best pricing. It's excellent for beginners as well as students, best for those who want to have a taste of trekking in the Nepal Himalayas. 

Ghorepani is a village in Myagdi district, Dhaulagiri zone, Nepal, located at an elevation of roughly 2874 meters (9429 feet) within the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA).

Also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trek, the trekking journey tests your endurance at Ulleri, which has over 3000 stone steps, making it one of the world's largest stone steps. In the trails of Ulleri, trekkers can see the magical view of Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) & Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m).

Ghorepani Poonhill Budget Trek includes stops at Tadapani, Poon Hill, Ghandruk, and Nayapul, which are all important portions of the Annapurna region. During the sunrise and sunset, we also get glimpses of stunning golden Himalayan ranges, which light the eyes of any visitor and provide amazing landscape views, which is the primary attraction of Ghorepani Poon Hill Budget Trek.

Aside from that, this low-cost trek takes you to local villages where you may engage with Gurung and Magar people. The modest and charming settlements have distinct traditions and lifestyles that complement the vistas of lush vegetation and diverse terrace farming methods.

Birethati, Hile, Tikhedhunga, and more settlements may be found along the path. We pass through spectacular waterfalls, rice terraces, and deep rhododendron forests, adding to the beauty and adventure of the excursion.

This 7-day inexpensive Ghorepani trip is designed for trekkers who are short on both time and budget.

Ghorepani Poonhill Budget Trek Highlights

  • The Best sunrise and Himalayan views from Poonhill (3,210 m)
  • Mesmerizing views of Himalayan peaks such as Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Manaslu (8,163 m), and Annapurna I (8,091 m), and the other Himalayas from one of the largest Ghandruk Gurung villages and Ulleri Magar hamlet.
  • Birethati, Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, and Tatapani village settlements.
  • Walking through rice terrace fields, waterfalls, lush green forest filled with bamboo, pine, oak and rhododendron. 
  • An unique showcase of Gurung Museum in Ghandruk Village
  • Budget Pricing, Short, easy, and 7 Days including arrival and departure.

Trek Permits

Exploring Ghorepani Poonhill also requires some permits. Trekkers can get all of them in Kathmandu or Pokhara which Himalayan Trekkers will manage. The required permits and entrance fees are included in the package cost.

  • TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System) – USD 10 P/P for group Group Trekkers 
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) entry permit cost for foreign Nationals except Indian USD 30
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) entry permit cost for SAARC nations- 200 NPR
  • Local Province Fees as per Areas/Trekking Route

Trek Difficulty

In comparison to other, higher-altitude treks in Nepal, this is a comparatively easy trek. Expect a difficult ascent up the stone stairway (3,381 total steps) from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani on 1,387 m of altitude gain in one day is not to be taken lightly. The length of each day's trip will be determined by your physical level and how often you want to stop to take in the scenery. Most trekkers prefer an average pace, which we've indicated above.

Best Season for Ghorepani Poonhill Budget Trek

Trekkers can do Ghorepani Poonhill Budget Trek all days of the year. There are 4 seasons in Nepal, which provide the different beauty of nature.

Spring and Autumn Seasons - is known as the best time for Ghorepani Poonhill. Both seasons provide the greatest weather, with beautiful blue skies, lush green forests bursting with vibrant flowers, and the sound of birds chirping. Most trekkers prefer to visit Ghorepani Poonhill or any other Himalayan region during this season. The beautiful panoramic view of the Mountain Ranges is also available in the spring and autumn.

Winter- Trekking in the winter can be a great experience and exciting. The trail will be quieter and less crowded. Trekkers will have no trouble finding lodging during this season. Winter displays a breathtaking panorama of snowcapped mountain peaks that will melt your heart.

Summer & Monsoon- summer and monsoon season come together. The weather will be a mix of hot and rainy days during this season. The route will be slick and muddy, making traveling a little more challenging. Trekking in the summer and monsoon, on the other hand, provides a refreshing atmosphere as well as an amazingly clear view of the mountain peak once the rain has stopped. 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival at Kathmandu

🕑 20 Min Drive to Hotel

Max Altitude: 1,300 m

On your arrival day at Tribhuvan International Airport, our representative from Himalayan Trekkers will be there to welcome and transfer you to the hotel. After completing the check-in process, you can rest in the room and in the evening, stroll around the nearby places such as Kathmandu Durbar Square and Ason Bazar, where you can see the many local markets, old palaces, living goddess “Kumari” and many numerous things. 

Accommodation: Tourist/Travelers Standard Hotel

Day 2: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga

🕑 9 Hrs Drive

Max Altitude: 1,600 m

Today we will take the first bus towards Pokhara. Driving with an amazing view of nature, small local villages is very pleasing. After driving around 7 hours, we will reach Pokhara and take another 2/2.5  hours to drive towards Tikhedhunga. Stay overnight in Tea house. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani

🕑 6/7 Hours

Max Altitude: 2,875 m

Today we will have our delicious morning breakfast and start to walk towards Ghorepani. The walk towards Ghorepani is as pleasant as trekkers can see the beauty of nature, lush green forest filled with different kinds of plants and coloring flowers along with waterfalls & cascades in the whole journey. Crossing throws some small and pretty human settlements, we will reach Ghorepani. Stay overnight in the lodge.  

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tea House/Guest House

Day 4: Morning Hike to Poon Hill and Trek to Ghandruk via Tadapani

🕑 8/9 Hours

Max Altitude: 3,210 m

We will wake up really early morning to hike towards to viewpoint of Poonhill. We will walk around 1 hour to reach the top and get the pleased sunrise view. This sunrise looks more beautiful when the ray falls upon the Mountains' peak. After spending some time, we will walk down to the lodge and have the morning warm breakfast, and hit the trail. 

After walking for some time we will reach Tatapani the foggy place. Trekkers can rest there for a while and have some tea and coffee. From there we will walk downwards along the beautiful river on the side of us in lush green forest. Crossing lots of places, finally we will reach the famous Gurung village Ghandruk. If you have some energy then you can stroll around the village. Overnight stay in a traditional village. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tourist/Travelers Standard Hotel

Day 5: Trek to Kimche & Drive to Pokhara

🕑 1 Walk & 2/3 Hours

Max Altitude: 830

After eating a delicious breakfast, we will walk down towards to Kimche with observing the beauty of surrounding places. From Kimche we will drive towards Pokhara and rest in the hotel for some time and roam around the lakeside, enjoy the nightlife of beautiful Pokhara and spend our night in Pokhara. 

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tourist/Travelers Standard Hotel

Day 6: Drive Back to Kathmandu

🕑 6/7 Hrs

Max Altitude: 1300m

Taking the first bus in the morning, we will head towards Kathmandu from Pokhara. It will take around 5 to 6 hours to reach the capital city. After arriving in Kathmandu, you can rest in a hotel for a while and recharge the energy. While in the evening roam around the Thamel area, which is also the tourist hub. 

In Thamel, there are varieties of different food restaurants, bars, and handcrafts shops with the vibrant night vibes of Thamel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Tourist/Travelers Standard Hotel

Day 7: Departure from Kathmandu

🕑 20 Min drive

Max Altitude: 1,300 m

It's time to say goodbye. Our company representative will pick you up from your hotel and transport you to the airport for your return trip home. We hope to see you again in Nepal for another adventure hike or trek. 

Meals: Breakfast

Includes

  • Pick up and Drop (to/from TIA Airport) by private vehicle
  • Tourist Standard Twin-sharing accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara- Tikhedhunga drive by Tourist Bus & Scheduled Jeep
  • Kyumi-Pokhara - Kathmandu  drive back by Tourist Bus/Scheduled Jeep
  • Twin-sharing Tea house/Guest house/Lodge accommodation  during the trek
  • Daily Breakfast During the Trek
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Fees,TIMS and local province fee
  • An experienced Mountain Guide
  • All Wages, Medical and Travel Insurance for Guide 
  • All Logistic Documentations
  • Farewell Dinner
  • All Government Taxes 

 

Excludes

  • Nepal Visa fees - USD 30 for 15 Days Multiple Entry Visa except Indian and SAARC Nationals 
  • International Airfares to/from Kathmandu
  • Meal, Lunch and Dinner
  • Any kind of beverages and Liquire 
  • Personal expenses such as telephone, travel insurance, laundry, room service, and other extra activities beyond mentions
  • Any cost occurred from unforeseen circumstance such as bad weather, political conditions and issues, some kind of illness, landslide, etc. 

 

Accommodation

Tourist Standard Hotel at a good location is provided in Kathmandu and Pokhara on your budget trek. The lodges are quite simple in the mountain. The rooms are sparsely furnished, with twin beds, an attached/private bathroom, and little else during the trek. Blankets are usually available. 

Unless the village has hydroelectric electricity, there is usually no electric lighting in the rooms. Solar illumination is commonly used in the dining area. Most teahouses now provide electricity for charging small electronics such as phones and cameras, for which there may be a modest fee.

Meals

Daily Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara at the hotel is included in the cost. The packages also include breakfast while trekking, however lunch and dinner are on your own.

Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian, and a variety of regional cuisines can be selected for your meals. During your journey, your guide will recommend delectable, hygienic, and unique to the location foods. Breakfast and dinner could be done on the same Lodge; lunch will be at one of the trailside restaurants along the route.

 

GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. 

A comprehensive list of gear for all activites is listed on our dedicated page of Complete Gear List For Trekking and Climbing

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