5 Days Short Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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Facts About 5 Days Short Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Grade

Easy

Max Size

1-20

Altitude

3210m

Transportation

Private Jeep/ plane

Accomodation

Hotel & Lodge

Major Activity

Trekking & tour

Himalayan Sights

Annapurna Range

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu - Kathmandu

Duration:

5 Days

Trip Overview

The 5 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a condensed yet enchanting journey into the heart of the Annapurna region, Nepal's Himalayan paradise. This short trek is tailored for adventurers seeking a taste of the Himalayan splendor while keeping time and expenses in check.

Why Short Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:

This 5 days Ghorepani Poon Hill trek allows you to witness awe-inspiring views of the Annapurna mountain range, traverse through vibrant Rhododendron forests, and immerse yourself in diverse landscapes. The trekking package starts from Pokhara to Poon Hill and ends at Pokhara. So, it allows you to make your trekking plan from Pokhara which gives your flexibility on planning other activities.

Best Time for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:

The optimal times to embark on this trek are during the pre-monsoon (March to May) and post-monsoon (September to November) seasons. During these periods, the skies are predominantly clear, granting trekkers unobstructed views of the majestic Himalayan peaks, including the impressive Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Furthermore, these months are characterized by moderate temperatures, making the trekking experience comfortable and rewarding.

Additionally, the vibrant rhododendron forests that the trail meanders through come alive with a riot of colors in the spring months (March to May), providing a spectacular backdrop to this already iconic trek. However, it's essential to keep in mind that these peak seasons also attract many trekkers, so early bookings and preparations are crucial to secure the best accommodation and enjoy a hassle-free Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking experience.

Cost for 5 Days Poon Hill Trek:

Explore the budget-friendly aspects of this 5-day trek, making it accessible to a wide range of travelers.

From the mesmerizing sunrise at Poon Hill to interactions with friendly locals in picturesque villages, this trek offers an unforgettable blend of natural beauty and cultural immersion. Whether you're an experienced trekker or a novice explorer, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek promises an extraordinary experience in just five days.

5 Days Short Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Ghandruk (1940m/ 6364ft) walk about 4hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1940

After having early morning breakfast in Pokhara we will have short scenic drive to Nayapul. From there our actual trek begins. We start hiking up through the beautiful rhododendron forests enjoying the great views of giant mountains. Passing through the Rhododendron an Pine forests we will reach Ghandruk village in about 6 hours.

Day 2 : Trek from Ghandruk village to Tadapani ( 2610m/8563 ft) Walk about 5hrs.
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2610

On the second day of trip we will trek toward Banthanti. We will enjoy the astounding views of mountains from the trail. Crossing rivers and streams and passing through the beautiful villages we will reach Banthanti. On the villages of the route we will have chance to interact with locals. During the stay in Banthanti also we can interact with them and know more about their tradition and cultures.

Day 3 : Trek from Tadapani to Ghorepani ( 2874m/9429ft) Walk about 6hrs
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2774

After having early morning breakfast we will start our trip with ascent toward Ghorepani. The trail to Ghorepani from Banthanti goes through the beautiful Rhododendron forests and crosses several rivers and streams. Whole way offers us incredible mountain views. After walking uphill for about 6 hours we will reach the beautiful village Ghorepani which rewards us with more closure views of giant Mountains.

Day 4 : Early morning hike up to Poon Hill and after breakfast trek to Tikhedhunga (1480m/ 4855ft)
Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1480

Today we will trek toward Poonhill which offers the best sunrise and sunset views over the giant snow capped mountains. This is the very famous spot among the domestic and international tourists. After spending some precious moments in Poonhill we will continue our trek toward Tikhedgunga.

Overnight in Tikhedhunga

Day 5 : Drive from Tikhedhunga to Pokhara
Food
Breakfast, Lunch
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
900

After having breakfast in Tikhedhunga we will drive toward Pokhara in our private Vehicle. A scenic drive from Tikhedhunga will take us to the city of Lakes- Pokhara.

Overnight in Pokhara

Cost Includes

  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works
  • National Park entry fee
  • TIMS Card fee
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Main city)
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower etc.)
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • All other expenses not mentioned in cost include section

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Poon Hill Trek?

Poon Hill Trek is a short and relatively easy trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is a popular trekking destination for those who want to experience the stunning mountain scenery of the Himalayas without having to endure the physical demands of a longer, more challenging trek.

How long does the Poon Hill Trek take?

The Poon Hill Trek typically takes 4-5 days to complete, depending on your pace and itinerary. Some people may choose to take longer or shorter, but 4-5 days is the average duration.

What is the best time to do the Poon Hill Trek?

The best time to do the Poon Hill Trek is from March to May and from September to November. During these months, the weather is generally dry and clear, and the views of the mountains are spectacular.

What is the level of difficulty of the Poon Hill Trek?

The Poon Hill Trek is considered to be a relatively easy trek, suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. However, it does involve some uphill and downhill walking, so it is important to be reasonably fit and to have a good pair of walking shoes.

What is the maximum altitude reached during the Poon Hill Trek?

The maximum altitude reached during the Poon Hill Trek is 3,210 meters (10,531 feet) at Poon Hill. This is not considered to be a high altitude, and most people do not experience any altitude-related problems.

What is the cost of the Poon Hill Trek?

The cost of the Poon Hill Trek varies depending on several factors, such as the season, the duration of the trek, and the type of accommodation you choose. On average, you can expect to pay around $500-$1000 for a 5 day trek.

What are the highlights of the Poon Hill Trek?

The highlights of the Poon Hill Trek include stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, the sunrise over the Himalayas from Poon Hill, traditional Nepalese villages and culture, and beautiful rhododendron forests.

What should I pack for the Poon Hill Trek?

You should pack warm clothing, a good pair of walking shoes, a hat and gloves, a waterproof jacket, a sleeping bag, a first-aid kit, sunscreen, and insect repellent. It is also a good idea to bring a water bottle and a camera.

Do I need a guide for the Poon Hill Trek?

It is not mandatory to have a guide for the Poon Hill Trek, but it is recommended, especially if you are not familiar with the area or if you are a first-time trekker. A guide can provide valuable information about the local culture and history, as well as ensure your safety on the trail.

Do I need a permit for the Poon Hill Trek?

Yes, you need a trekking permit to do the Poon Hill Trek. You will need to obtain an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These can be obtained through a trekking agency or from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu.

Additional Information

Additional Info About Short Poon Hill Trek

The trek starts and ends in Nayapul, a small town located about 1.5 hours' drive from Pokhara, a popular tourist destination in Nepal.

The trail passes through traditional Gurung and Magar villages, where you can experience the local culture and lifestyle.

Accommodation on the trail is provided by teahouses, which are basic but comfortable lodges that offer meals and lodging.

The trek offers stunning views of several Himalayan peaks, including Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, and Hiunchuli.

The sunrise view from Poon Hill is one of the major highlights of the trek, where you can witness the panoramic view of the Himalayas turning golden as the sun rises.

The trek involves some uphill and downhill walking, but it is generally not too strenuous. However, it is important to be reasonably fit and to take precautions to avoid altitude sickness.

The Poon Hill Trek can be combined with other treks in the Annapurna region, such as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek and the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, for a longer and more challenging adventure.

The local people are friendly and welcoming, and they are known for their hospitality and warm smiles. It is a great opportunity to learn about their culture and way of life.

Trip Reviews (4)

Before my arrival in Nepal, I reached out to Life Dream Adventure to organize my trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. Hari, from the company, was incredibly helpful in tailoring the trek to my needs. He promptly and courteously responded to all my inquiries.

Throughout the trekking journey, Hari proved to be an excellent guide. He meticulously selected comfortable lodges, ensured delicious meals, engaged in friendly conversations, and respected my moments of silence when needed. Hari's professionalism and kindness left a lasting impression on me.

My trekking experience was immensely enjoyable, thanks to Hari and his company's exceptional services. I wholeheartedly recommend Hari and Wilderness Excursion to anyone seeking a memorable adventure in Nepal.

Bobby Robin

5th Mar, 2021


We decided to go with Life Dream Adventure for our 5-day scenic Poon Hill trek, primarily due to their transparent pricing, absence of hidden costs, and detailed breakdown of what was included and excluded on their website. However, what truly stood out was their exceptional customer service and professionalism both before and during the trek.

Hari, the coordinator, was incredibly prompt in addressing our queries and emails leading up to the trip. Once on the trek, we were fortunate to have Sabin as our guide. Sabin exhibited professionalism, care, and passion in his role. He ensured the well-being of all hikers, providing impeccable service throughout.

The teamwork displayed by Sabin and the three hardworking, ultra-fit porters—Uttam, Krishna, and Shiva—was exemplary. They worked seamlessly together to take care of our needs. The guesthouses we stayed in were clean, with attached toilets in most locations. The shared toilet situation at Tadapani was a minor inconvenience, easily overlooked given the overall experience.

The meals provided were both delicious and varied, with many options to choose from, all included in the package. Additionally, at the end of the trek, Life Dream Adventure went above and beyond by presenting each of us with a plaque commemorating our accomplishment, a thoughtful gesture that surpassed the usual paper certificate.

Life Dream Adventure has certainly earned our loyalty, and we look forward to returning to Nepal for our next trek with them.

 

Qi fan Lu

1st Mar, 2024


Our 5-day Short Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek organized by Life Dream Adventure and guided by Sabin Dhakal was absolutely phenomenal! The breathtaking mountain views and stunning natural landscapes along the way left us in awe. Sabin's expertise and guidance made the trek even more enjoyable, as he led us through the picturesque trails with ease. This experience was truly unforgettable, offering a perfect blend of adventure and beauty. We highly recommend Life Dream Adventure and Sabin Dhakal for anyone seeking an unforgettable trekking experience in the Himalayas.

Daniel Quass

10th Nov, 2023


Our 5-day Short Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek organized by Hari Bhatta and his team was an incredible journey through stunning landscapes and majestic mountains. The beauty of nature surrounding us was simply breathtaking, and the warm hospitality of the local people added an extra charm to the experience. Hari and his team were not only knowledgeable and professional but also genuinely friendly and accommodating, making us feel welcome and safe throughout the trek. This adventure was a perfect introduction to the natural wonders and cultural richness of the country. Highly recommended for anyone seeking an unforgettable Himalayan experience.

David Edwards

6th Mar, 2023


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