Trekking and Walking

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek & Ghandruk

Nepal

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek & Ghandruk

Durtation: 10 Days

Price: US 625 All Inclusive

Ghorepani PoonHill Trek with Ghandruk, also popularly known as  Annapurna View Point is amidst the Annapurna mountain ranges of central Nepal. The Annapurna ranges are the most majestic and mesmerizing mountain ranges, whereas Mount Annapurna is the 10th highest at an altitude of  8,091 meters.

The beautiful eye-catching mountain scenery from Poon Hill is a trekker’s paradise.

Moreover, the Annapurna Region of Nepal, where Poon Hill hill station and Ghandruk village is located, is famous for the largest altitude variations changing from 60 meters and above.

Trek Highlights

  • Opportunity to explore the diverse vegetation, culture, and lifestyle.
  • Mouthwatering sunrise view from Poon Hill.
  • One of the inspiring trekking destinations in the Annapurna region.
  • Walkthrough Gurung and Magar community alongside Rhododendron forest, deep sub-tropical valleys.
  • Offers Best View Point
  • Stunning view of two of the highest mountains in the world, Mt. Annapurna (8091 m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m).

PoonHill ViewPoint is considered one of the lofty mountain viewpoints and is the most amazing one in the Himalayan Region. Furthermore, this trek is the best for a beginner to get a grip on the best views of the sun rising over the Annapurna mountain range which is exceptionally beautiful.

Ghorepani PoonHill Trek with Ghandruk gives you an occasion to explore the various kinds of vegetation of the area and also get a glimpse of the local culture and the lifestyle of the people. You hike through tiny mountain villages like Ghorepani, Ulleri, and Ghandruk village which seems to have come right out of the picture postcards.

Apart from this you also get to see two of the world’s highest mountain peaks, Mt. Annapurna (8,091m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m).

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Detailed Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu

30 mins

1,350 m

On arriving at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, our representative from Himalayan trekkers will greet and assist you towards the hotel.

Dinner

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 2

Kathmandu sightseeing & trek preparation

5-6 hrs

1,350 m

Kathmandu valley often referred to as the city of temples has many things to see. It has a cluster of 7 world heritage sites among which 3 are old palace areas, 2 are Buddhist stupas and 2 are Hindu temples. 

We will arrange for the sightseeing to few places as per your interest and time limit. The rest of the day preparing for the trek.

Breakfast

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 3

Fly/drive to Pokhara

30 mins flight/ 6-7 hrs drive

827 m

After breakfast, you will drive or fly to Pokhara. (You can choose either flight or driving option based on the cost you want to pay). 

Pokhara is a beautiful city which is in proximity to the mountains, lakes and has great adventurous sports. Free to explore the city of Lake paradise on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Breakfast

3 Star Hotel in Pokhara

Day 4

Trek to Tikhedhunga/Ulleri

4-5 hrs

1,950 m

The trek starts from Nayapul which is 45 minutes drive from Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna Region. 

After reaching Nayapul, you will start walking amidst the sub-tropical valley forests filled with a variety of vegetation. Sometimes you have to make your way through the carved trail on the edge of a cliff. 

After walking past Tikhedhunga, you will reach the base of the hill that leads you to your first stop for the night i.e. Ulleri. You need to climb nearly 3500 steps up the hill to reach this beautiful village.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 5

Trek to Ghorepani

6-7 hrs

2,875 m

After breakfast, you will start your walk along the road that leads to the famed Rhodendrons forest of Ghorepani from where you can also have a glimpse of the Annapurna South that is hidden slightly by a ridge. 

You will walk passing tiny villages of Banthanti and Nangethanti to reach Ghorepani. Most of the population in Ghorepani belongs to the Poon Magar community which is also home to the largest variety of beautiful flowers named Rhododendron.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 6

Trek to Poon Hill to Tadapani

7 hrs

3,210 m

Early morning you will hike for 45 minutes to reach Poonhill (3,210 m) which would give you the view of a magnificent new sun rising over the Manaslu range. After breakfast, you will leave Ghorepani and pass through the colorful lush rhododendron forest on the stone-paved trails for nearly an hour to reach Gurung Hill, which is at the similar height of Poon Hill, where you can see the awe-inspiring view of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Dhampus Peak with surrounding peaks. 

From here you continue to descend to Banthanti, which is at the ridges of the rivers and mountains. Furthermore, you will walk about 1 and half hour zigzag road sometimes ascending and sometimes descending to reach Tadapani, your destination for a day.

From Tadapani, you can see the mesmerizing view of Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and other small peaks. This place is also famous for the rhododendron, at spring you can see everywhere red covered with rhododendron, and by keeping the Hiunchuli in the background and rhododendron in the foreground, you can see the mouthwatering view.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 7

Trek to Ghandruk

3-4 hrs

1,950 m

A short walk of around 3 hours is the plan for the day when you reach Ghandruk from Tadapani. It is a trek through the forests filled with Oak, Bamboo, and the ever-beautiful Rhododendrons. 

On your way to Ghandruk, you will be accompanied by the majestic and magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Range giving you some beautiful moments of its natural settings, especially the Annapurna South peak. 

This village is predominantly home to the Gurung community who has a rich culture and traditions. You can also meet some Gurkhas who had served in the British Army during World War II. 

Since the promotion of the trekking trail, this place is famous in terms of Gurkha settlements and the culture of Gurung culture and hospitality with other minor indigenous groups of people. This place carries the history of the courageous Nepalese people for a long time.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Trek Lodge

Day 8

Trek to Nayapul & drive to Pokhara.

5 hrs trek & 1 hr drive

1,070 m

This is the last lap of your trek. You will be walking for 5 hrs to reach Nayapul where your vehicle will be waiting for you. You will enjoy an hour's scenic drive to the city of lake paradise. 

Breakfast, Lunch

3 star hotel

Day 9

Fly/drive to Kathmandu

30 min flight/ 6-7 hrs drive

1,350 m

Today either you can fly to Kathmandu which will be 30 minutes worthy flight where you can see the changing natural vegetation with the Himalayan Range or you can drive from Pokhara. The drive will be scenic and you will get an opportunity to experience the highway of Nepal.

In the evening, Himalayan Trekkers will bid you farewell dinner in an authentic Nepali restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner

3 star hotel in KTM

Day 10

Final Departure

30 mins

1,400 m

You can depart from Kathmandu to your home country or extend the trip and head for another trip within or outside Nepal. A representative from Himalayan Trekkers will drop you at the airport at your scheduled time.

Airport Drop Off in a Private Car.

Breakfast

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Accommodation

Himalayan Trekkers promises to manage the best, most comfortable and preferable accommodation. 

Generally, in cities like Kathmandu and Pokhara, we arrange basic three-star facilities. If available, you can opt for a more budget-friendly option or upgrade to a more luxurious hotel by paying a little extra. 

Although all the places might not have all the modern facilities, we will make sure to arrange safe and comfortable accommodation. In general, hygienic and safe tea houses/local lodges/ home-stays with all the basic facilities are arranged. But you can, if possible, personalize according to your preference. 

Meals

Breakfast is usually included with your B&B Accommodation within the cost that is evident.
For other meals in the city, you would have to pay separately. Often in the cities, you can choose from many different cuisines and varied food services. We can always help you find the right place. 

In more remote areas, usually, there are not many options. But you can always find hygienic and well-prepared food. Moreover, almost all the meals during the trek are included in the cost. We can help you make changes according to your preference and budget, but only if choices are available.

On top of that, Himalayan Trekkers also organizes Welcome or Farewell Dinners as a symbol of warm greetings.

Please go through the detailed itinerary for more information. We are always there to help you travel to your heart’s content.

Inclusion

Whats Included

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop off service by a private tourist vehicle
  • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu  and Pokhara  including breakfast
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu valley by a private tourist vehicle
  • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share basis.
  • English-speaking guide
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, and medicine for all staff
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking
  • Tourist bus between Kathmandu and Pokhara and private tourist vehicle between Pokhara and Nayapul
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes, vat, tourist service charges
  • Official expenses

Whats Not Included

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Travel insurance 
  • International airfare and airport departure tax 
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks
  • Personal trekking equipment 
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver 
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Includes section

Gear List

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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