Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Ghandruk

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Ghandruk

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TripGrade: Moderate
Moderate or Grade B Trip - comprises a week to 15 days. It can reach up to 5000 meters high in altitude range, but the trails will be moderate (nor easy, nor tough). High altitude may matter on walking speed and distance. You need to have some acclimatization over 3000 meters.

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Duration:

10 Days

Country:
Max Altitude:

3210 m Poon hill

Group Size

Any

Trial Access:

Flight/ drive to Kathmandu-Pokhara - Kathmandu.

Best Season:

Oct - Dec & Feb - Apr.

Ghorepani PoonHill Trek with Ghandruk, sometimes also known as  Annapurna View Point Trek 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 totally out of this world and is a trekker’s paradise.

Moreover, Nepal is famed for the largest altitude variations in the world as it changes from a mere 60 meters above sea level to a whopping 8,848 meters above sea level. Another thing worth mentioning is that there is a huge variation in the climatic conditions too ranging from arctic cold to tropical hot.

Highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Ghandruk

  • 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).

The Annapurna View Point Trek is often referred to as the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek or the Sunrise Trek. It is so-called because you have to walk for nearly 45 minutes, early in the morning, from the Ghorepani to get the best view of the sun rising over the Annapurna Range. This Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a short one but considered as one of the lofty Mountain Viewpoint in the world and one of the most amazing ones in the Himalayan Region. Furthermore, this trek is the best for a beginner to get a grip on the scene.

This trek gives you an opportunity 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 trek through tiny mountain villages like Ghorepani, Ulleri, and Ghandruk which seem 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).


Itinerary Summary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1300m)
Day 02: Sightseeing of Kathmandu
Day 03: Fly/Drive to Pokhara (830m) (30 Min Flight & 6/7 Hrs private Drive)
Day 04: Trek to Tikhedhunga/Ulleri (1950m) 4/5 Hrs Walk
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2875m) 6/7 Hrs Walk
Day 06: Trek to Poon Hill (3210m) - Tadapani (2630m) 7 Hrs Walk Including Morning
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (1950m) 3 Hrs Walk
Day 08: Ghandruk to Pokhara
Day 09: Fly/Drive to Kathmandu
Day 10: Depart Kathmandu to reach another destination or fly back home with memories of the trek

Starting Price

USD 625 per person

Group Discount : Available

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Itinerary

Arrival on: Kathmandu

Departure from: Kathmandu

Day 1

Arrival in Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

Once you reach the international airport in Kathmandu, our representative from Himalayan trekkers will greet and assist you towards the hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 2

Sightseeing in Kathmandu and trek preparation.

Meals included: BB

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 few places as per your interest and time limit. Rest of the day preparing for the trek.

Accommodation: Hotel

Day 3

Fly/drive to Pokhara.

Meals included: BB

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.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight/ 6-7 hrs drive.

Day 4

Trek to Tikhedhunga/Ulleri (1,950m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 4-5 hrs

Day 5

Trek to Ghorepani (2,875m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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 the beautiful flower named Rhododendron.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 6-7 hrs

Day 6

Trek to Poon Hill (3,210m) - Tadapani (2,630m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Early morning you will hike for 45 minutes to reach Poonhill (3210m) 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 at the foreground, you can see the mouthwatering view.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 7 hrs

Day 7

Trek to Ghandruk (1,950m).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

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.

Accommodation: Tea house/ lodges Estimated Walking Distance: 3-4 hrs

Day 8

Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara.

Meals included: BL

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 scenic drive to the city of lake paradise. 

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 5 hrs trek & an hour drive.

Day 9

Fly/drive to Kathmandu.

Meals included: BB

Today either you can fly to Kathmandu which will be 30 minutes worthy flight where you can see the changing natural vegetation with 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.

Accommodation: Hotel Estimated Walking Distance: 30 min flight/ 6-7 hrs drive.

Day 10

Final departure.

You can depart from Kathmandu to your home country or extend the trip and head for another trip within or outside Nepal.

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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 and 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 Include section


GearList

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. Trekking shoes, down jacket, sleeping bag, hiking poles are the essential ones. Besides these – the following list is suggested:

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Sun glasses
  • Sunscream
  • Lip Balm.

Feet

  • Thin & Warm Socks - 2 pairs
  • Sandals
  • Trekking Shoes on the trek
  • Comfortable Shoes in cities

Body

  • Warm gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Light jackets and pullovers
  • Wind – stopper jacket
  • Undergarments
  • Hiking shorts
  • Cotton/woolen pants or trousers

Accessories

  • Earplug
  • Electronics gadgets of your choice
  • Spare Battery
  • Notebook, pen, guidebook and map
  • Tour/Trekking Bag
  • Hiking Poles
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Down jacket
  • Toiletries (toilet paper, toothbrush/paste, nail cutter, anti-bacterial hand wash

Reviews

Your Words - as is. Reviews from Previous Himalayan Trekkers Travelers.

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base on 3 Reviews

07 Nov 2019

Martin

Australia

Awesome Poonhill Trek

Planning for trekking in Nepal from Bulgaria is itself a challenge and curiosity but we fortunately came through Himalayan Trekkers who made our dream come true. If you are also planning to come to Nepal for a trip then without searching for any agencies, believe me you can directly contact to Himalayan Trekkers as they are such trustworthy and knowledgeable team. Likewise, me along with my girlfriend did Poonhill trek in Nepal. After the car dropped us from Pokhara, We started our trek from Ullari by climbing over 3000 stone paved stairs. At first day it was pretty tiring and inhabitual but after we went to our hotel and got refreshed, all the tiredness was vanished. Such hospitality of the locals and the mesmerizing view of the place made us very excited and enthralled. Thank you guys for organizing such an amazing trip beyond our expectations. This trip and the time spent with you (Raj) is always going to be memorable and wonderful lifetime experience.

03 Nov 2016

Evgenia

Russian Federation

Great experience in Nepal

Our trip to Nepal was organized by Adventure Mission Nepal and Raj Kumar Dhamala. We've been chatting with Raj several month before the trip, he was always helpful and provided all the information we needed about the future trip. After we arrived in Kathmandu, we hardly ever needed to make any decisions or preparations by ourselves - everything was organized very carefully and the trip went very smoothly. We did Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek, and then travelled to Lumbini and Chitwan National Park, which seems to be a perfect itinerary to see both mountains and jungle, and also do some cultural sightseeing. We enjoyed the trip a lot. We are thinking about coming back to do a longer trek, like ABC or Annapurna Circuit, with Raj.

09 Apr 2016

Andrew

United Kingdom

Great trip!

Raj picked us up at the airport, he knows his stuff, has been in the game for a long time. The tour guide Dipak, and the porter (also named Dipak, ha ha) were both great, we had a good laugh on the trip, a lot of fun, they were genuinely caring and kind to us. It was nice to enjoy some camaraderie with them. All in all, it was a great trek, we went to Annapurna. Shame about the weather but that can't be helped. I'd happily recommend this company and Raj to anyone who wanted to go to Nepal.

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