Trekking and Walking

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Nepal

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Durtation: 10 Days

Price: US 625 All Inclusive

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the most popular trek destination of the Annapurna Region that lies roughly around at the altitude of 2,874 meters (9429 feet) within the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) of northern-central Nepal in Myagdi district, Dhaulagiri zone.

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.

Poonhill trek itinerary takes you through ancient pathways that connect local settlements, passing through rhododendron forests and rice paddies while taking in vistas of snow-capped mountains.

You climb through little mountain settlements like Ghorepani, Ulleri, and Ghandruk, which look like they came straight off of a postcard. This trekking route has a variety of guest houses and lodges where trekkers and climbers can stay and eat while walking to the summit of adjacent Poon Hill (3,210 meters/10,531 feet) to see the sunrise and lovely snow-capped peaks.

This trekking destination is an excellent introduction to the Himalayas for even experienced trekkers, especially if time is limited. The lodging along this well-traveled route is excellent, and the menus are not disappointing. The mountains, of course, never fail to wow with their picturesque splendor. 

So, join our 10 days Ghorepani Poonhill Package to explore the amazing beauty of the Annapurna Region. 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trip highlights

  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu
  • A stunning panorama of the Himalayan Mountains.
  • Get to know about the Gurung and Magar community's culture and traditions.
  • Trek is rather easy and may be tailored to your own needs and desires.
  • Poonhill offers spectacular sunrise and sunset views.
  • Some pretty small human villages such as Hile, Tikhedhunga, Birethati, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk etc. 
  • One of the most amazing and easy trekking routes in the Annapurna region 
  • Walk with lush green forest, small cascades, the sound of birds chirping, and the fresh surrounding of nature.

Permits

Permits every trekker required to do trekking in Ghorepani Poonhill. 

- TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System) – USD 10 and NPR 1000 for group / USD 20 and NPR 2000 for solo trekkers

- ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) entry permit cost for foreigners- USD 30

- ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) entry permit cost for SAARC nations- 200 NPR

The traveler should carry all the permits with them every time because there will be checking at various checking posts along the way. 

Trek Difficulty

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is regarded as an introduction to the Annapurna Region's main trekking attractions. It is one of Nepal's easiest treks, if not the easiest. This trip is considered family-friendly, and unlike other Nepalese trekking routes, you may do it in a short amount of time.

Despite the fact that the Poon Hill Trek is considered easy, hikers and trekkers should be in good physical condition. After all, you're still trekking across Nepal's Himalayas.

Best Season

Trekkers can do trekking in Nepal all days and seasons of the year. Every day and time will offer the unique beauty of nature to the visitors. 

In Nepal, spring is one of the greatest seasons for trekking. The weather is expected to be pleasant and sunny. The red and white rhododendron, as well as other vivid flowers, can be seen on the trekking routes. Trekkers are treated to a clear and breathtaking sight of Mount Massive and the surrounding environment.

Winter is the ideal season for those seeking peace and quiet on their treks. The trail will be significantly quieter than it is during other seasons. On the trekking paths, you can obtain a spectacular glimpse of the snowcapped mountains and the gleaming white snow. It will be pretty chilly, but the winter trekking experience is incredible.

Summer is accompanied by monsoon. That implies torrential rains and scorching temperatures. Because of the rain, the trails will be a little sloppy and muddy during the summer, and sunny days will be extremely hot. Trekkers should exercise caution on the trail, but this season offers some of the most spectacular views of the Massif Mountains, with the best views occurring after the rain has stopped.

Autumn is another fantastic time to go trekking in Nepal's Annapurna Region or any other Himalayan region. The majority of trekkers prefer this season to go trekking because of the breathtaking views of the mountains and lush foliage of nature combined with a clear blue sky. Trekking is best done during this time.

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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

We will begin the day by having a delicious morning breakfast and head to explore the City of Temple. 

We will explore some UNESCO worlds heritage sites such as Pashupatinath Temple, the holiest Hindu temple, Swayambhunath “Monkey Temple”, Bouddhanath Stupa, where you can learn about Buddhist culture with Tibetan touch, and Basantapur Durbar Square - one of the most historical palace courtyards of Nepal, where you can learn about the history of Nepal and witness the living Goddess “Kumari”. 

If you have enough time then explore the local market in Ason and New Road Bazar and do some shopping. In the evening we will meet in our office for late-minute trek preparation. Stay overnight in a hotel.

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). There is a couple of option to reach Pokhara either by road or by air. It will take 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara by road with watching the local towns, local markets, having lunch on the way. 

And it will take 25 to 30 min to reach Pokhara by flight with the aerial view of two beautiful cities and mountain peaks with clouds. 

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

Our official 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 airport drive

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

Trip FAQ'S

Do you need permits for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

Yes, two permits are mandatory for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. 
• Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)
• Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)

Permits are made available from Himalayan Trekkers on your booking.

Do I need to be vaccinated for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

Yes, everyone must be vaccinated carrying their vaccination card and negative PCR reports for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Also, we also suggest trekkers consult with a medical specialist and for other required non-covid medications/vaccines.

What is the trek distance of Ghorepani Poon Hill?

The distance covered during Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek starting to and from Birethati is roughly around 40 kilometers. 

What is the highest point on this trek?

The highest point we reach here is at Poon Hill at 3,210 meters.

Where is Ghorepani actually located?

Ghorepani is located north of Pokhara and northwest of the Annapurna Base Camp. 

What mountains can you see from Poon Hill?

Mesmerizing panorama of Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Gangapurna, Mt. Annapurna 1, Mt. Hiunchuli, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Dhampus, and the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges can be beautifully observed from Poon Hill.

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