Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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Facts About Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Grade

Easy

Max Size

12

Altitude

3210

Transportation

Private Car/Jeep

Accomodation

Hotel, Lodge

Major Activity

Trekking, Sightseeing

Himalayan Sights

Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Nilgiri

Starts/Ends

Kathmandu

Duration:

8 Days

Trip Overview

  Highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Panoramic View of the Annapurna Massif, Dhaulagiri, Machhapucchare, Hiunchuli, Mardi and Dhaulagiri
  • Enjoy spectacular sunrise and sunset views and mountain views from the view point on Poon Hill.
  • Walk through lush forest, picturesque village and farmlands, terraces, and a river
  • Discover the warm hospitality of the local community, as well as their culture and way of life.
  • Taste exotic local food in Ghandruk village.

Cheap Cost Short Trekking in Annapurna

Ghorepani Poon hill trek is one of the most amazing ever green trekking trails famous for incredible panorama of Annapurna Himalaya range and finest sun rise view in the morning. Poon Hill situated at an elevation of 3200m offers an opportunity to have incredible views of Mountain above 8000m like Annapurna, (8093m) Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri, Mt. Fistail (Machhapuchhare), Lamjung Himal, Tukuche Peak and several other mountains. Beside these scenery of mountains Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek trail also offers remarkable experience passing through ethnic patchwork valleys, dense mossy rhododendron forests and past icy waterfalls.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is short treks that starts from Pokhara valley and passes from Nayapul which is an entrance of Annapurna region trekking. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek route passes along the Modi Khola from Kyumi leading up to Ghandruk, large beautiful village. Ghandruk is also famous for the amazing scenery of Annapurna peak and leads us to Ghorepani on west via Tadapani. The trail of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offers journey of dense forest of rhododendron enrich with various species of bird, flora and faunas. Vintage Poon Hill view point is incredible as it offers the paranomic scenery of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna peaks along with delightful view of sunrise and golden color views of Annapurna ranges.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek cost

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek cost depends on the different factors. Howerver you need to expended about 50 to 60 USD per day. It covers your guide porter salary, food, accomodation, transport and permits.

You will have food menu to choose in this cost.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek can be one of the best trekking destination for those trekkers who wish to explore the combination of culture, lifestyle of Nepalese people along with incredible views, sunrise and sunset of Himalaya.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

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Day 1 : Flight or Drive to Pokhara (910 m/2,986 ft). 7-8 hrs. drive
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
900

After having your breakfast, we will take you to the Domestic Airport to take a 35 minutes flight to Pokhara, enjoying the scenic mountain flight. Or if you wish you can take a Tourist bus to Pokhara about 6-7 hour drive exploring scenic beauty all the way around. In the evening in Pokhara you can have a boating trip on Phewa Lake; enjoy the spectacular views of Annapurna Himalaya Range and Machhapuchhare. Spend your night at hotel.

 

Day 2 : Drive to Nayapul and trekking to Tikhedunga (1,577 m/5,174 ft. 4-5 hrs. trek)
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1540

Morning accompanied with the breakfast and takes a drive for about 1 and half hour through large village Lumle to Nayapul. The trekking journey starts from here. The trail leads up passing through the beautiful rice, maze and millet farms. We will pass small beautiful waterfalls following main trail of Birethanti. Past waterfalls with plunge pools that invite you to swim. Then we reach Sudami village where we can have lunch. After lunch climb gradually side of valley to Hille and after half an hour working from Hille, you will reach at Tikhedhunga. Enjoy the local people, culture and greenery. Spend the overnight in guest house.

 

Day 3 : Tikhedunga trekking to Ghorepani (2,810 m/9,219 ft. 5-6 hrs. trek)
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2775

After the breakfast, trek to Ghorepani (2880m) for approx. 7 hr. Today the trail crosses Tikhedunga River on suspension bridge, then drops and crosses the Bhurungdi khola. Climbing steeply on a stone staircase, continue to the large Magar village Ulleri (2080m). We will have a little view of mountain. We will pass through pastures and cultivated fields. We will encounter cool oak and Rhododendron forest through the journey. We have a little rest with lunch at Nangathanti. From here working for about one hour we will reach Ghorepani village. Arrive at the top of the Ghorepani pass to set your camp.

 

Day 4 : Ghorepani to Poon hill and trek to Tadapani (2,630 m/8,629 ft. 6-7 hrs. trek)
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge

Following day make the early-morning departure to the Poon Hill (3210m) which is one of the best Himalaya view point in Nepal. You will be amazed to have the spectacular panoramic views of Himalayas of the region. It provides best majestic scenery and sunrise over the high mountains. Have the breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Tukuche (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South, Annapurna I (8091m), Mt. Fishtail (Machhapuchhare, 6997m), Lamjung Himal (6986m) and many more.

Now return to the camp at Ghorepani and have your breakfast. Trek to Tadapani starts for rest of the day for 6 hours. You will have amazing views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna on the way. Descend steeply through dense moss-covered forest rich with bird life. Stay overnight at Tadapani.

 

Day 5 : Tadapani trekking to Ghandruk (1,940 m/6,365 ft. 4-5 hrs. trek)
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1940

After breakfast your journey leads to Ghandruk which takes about 4 hours. Trail descends steeply through rhododendron forests where you also encounter monkeys and wide varieties of birds. Take a downhill path continuing to Ghandruk, the largest Gurung village. Make a visit to Gurung ethnic museum to explore their culture and ancient tradition. Enjoy good Mountain View of Annapurna South along with Fishtail and spend your night in a hotel.

 

Day 6 : Ghandruk trekking to Birethanti and drive back to Pokhara 910 m/2,986 ft. (5-6 hrs. trek and 2 hrs. drive)
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
900

Today pass through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and subtropical forests. We will have an ease and pleasant walk along the Modi Khola to Birethanti. We continue our walk to Nayapul and catch a private vehicle for one and half hour to Pokhara. Spend a beautiful night in Pokhara city having some leisurely walk along the streets.

 

Day 7 : Pokhara back to Kathmandu (1360 m/4,462 ft. 7-8 hrs. drive)
Food
BLD
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1300

As for your wish you can take a fight or take a drive to Kathmandu. Have some rest in hotel in Kathmandu. At evening you can take a short walk around visiting the places and exploring the local lifestyle of the people. Spend a relaxing night in hotel.

 

Day 8 : Departure
Food
Breakfast

Our representative will drop you to the International Airport (TIA) to assist you for your final departure to your destination or alternatively the next destination.

Note: The above information is a guide and standard template of what we provide. Our trip can be customized at your request to accommodate your specific requirements

Cost Includes

  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu and 2 night in Pokhara
  • All accommodation and meals during the trek
  • Transfer by Kathmandu to Pokhara flight or deluxe tourist bus
  • An experienced English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food and lodging
  • All necessary paper works
  • National Park entry fee
  • TIMS Card fee
  • All government and local taxes
  • English speaking tour guide for sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara

Cost Excludes

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple entries on arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • Excess baggage charges (Limit is 15kg per person)
  • All accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after the journey
  • Extra night accommodation, meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara
  • Personal expenses (shopping, snacks, bottled water or boiled water, hot (tea, coffee) and cold drinks, hot shower, alcohol, Wi-Fi, telephone call, battery re-charge fee, extra porters, etc
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation along with medical coverage
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • Additional costs due to delays caused by circumstances outside company control like landslides, weather conditions, itinerary modifications due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc

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Fequenty Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal, located in the Annapurna region. It is a moderate trek that takes you through beautiful villages, lush forests, and stunning mountain landscapes, with the highlight being the sunrise view from Poon Hill.

How long is the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek usually takes about 8 days to complete, depending on your pace and itinerary.

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

The best time to do the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is during the spring (March-May) and autumn (September-November) seasons when the weather is clear and dry, and the views of the mountains are stunning.

What is the difficulty level of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is considered a moderate trek, suitable for people with a basic level of fitness. The trail involves uphill and downhill walking, with some steep sections.

What is the altitude of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

The highest point of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is Poon Hill, which is at an altitude of 3,210 meters (10,531 feet).

What permits are required for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

To do the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, you will need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. These can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or from the checkpoint in Pokhara.

What kind of accommodation is available on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

There are several tea houses and lodges along the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek that offer basic accommodation and meals. These are comfortable and affordable, with shared bathrooms and hot water available in most places.

What should I pack for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

Some essential items to pack for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek include a good quality trekking backpack, warm clothing, comfortable trekking shoes, a hat and gloves, sunscreen and sunglasses, a water bottle, a headlamp or torch, and a camera. It is also important to bring any personal medication you may need, as well as some cash in Nepalese currency for food and drinks along the way.

Is it necessary to hire a guide for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

It is not necessary to hire a guide for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, as the trail is well-marked and easy to follow. However, hiring a guide can be helpful if you want to learn more about the culture and history of the region, or if you are not confident navigating on your own.

Additional Information

Trek Info

Trekking Group Size

Trekking Group is termed for the group of people with every individuals who go for a trip. A minimum of 2 people and maximum number of 12 is highly recommended as the size of the group. This planning ensures complete safety of the trekkers and convenience as well. However, with conditions applied, the group size can be customized as per the request of our clients.

[Note: Crew members are not counted within the trekking group size. This exclusive group of crews include one leader, assistant leaders and porters. One assistant leader for every 4 trekkers and one porter for every 2 trekkers]

Meals and Accommodation

During your stay in Kathmandu city, at the initial and the final stages of the trip, you will be residing at a 4 star hotel. The meal facilities in our Cost Includessection takes account of only breakfast facilities at this particular hotel. During the trek, breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served including varieties of snacks, cold drinks, and hot chocolate especially during the mountain part.

As mentioned above, accommodation will be facilitated at a 4 star hotel in Kathmandu. Whereas, during the trek, you will be staying at standard teahouses, lodges and camps, on twin sharing basis, that is determined by the viability of accommodation facilities at overnight stops.

Qualification

As a general idea, health condition in a good state is highly recommended for any kind of tour. As, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is categorized under Moderate Level, one should have the ability to walk for at least 5 – 6 hours a day, and 8 – 9 hours in some of the days. The highest altitude that we climb in this particular trek is 3,210m/10,531ft at Poon Hill. Trekking in higher altitudes requires more physical effort. If you have any kind of medical condition, we urge you to receive a counsel from medical experts and formally inform us before applying for this trip.

Previous trekking experience is further admired. Even if you do not possess any, our crew members will always be there to guide for your safety concerns. We believe that you are strengthened with a positive attitude and a strong determination towards this trip.

Trekking Staffs

Taking every aspects in consideration, we have come up with a squad of perfectly skilled crew members who have been recruited especially for their respective fields. You will be guided by fluently English speaking professional experts and team leaders who have gone through all possible circumstances that might occur ruining your trekking experience. Boosted with knowledge of ecology, geography, wild lives, flora and fauna, culture and history, you will be directed with maximum possible efficiency.
We wish you a happy, convenient and safe journey!

Best Season

The Best Season to go for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is between October and May. This particular timespan provides you an efficient trekking experience with provisions of remarkable views of the environment around.

Equipment

This part is analytically the most important of all. It is a must to gain knowledge about equipment required for a well-planned trekking tour. These gears not only adds convenience to your trip but, also, is totally responsible for its completion. We have formulated a clean list of equipment required for trekking in Nepal.

Insurance

We, personally, do not sell any kind of insurances to our clients. We are, however, concerned about your safety as much as you do. Therefore, we advise you to plan a travel insurance policy before going for any of our trips. Unfortunate events such as sickness, medical issues, injuries or any kinds of accidents are possible measures that can ruin your trip or can even add threats to your life.

We can suggest some of the reputed insurance companies that can come in handy to you. You better be careful while you choose a company and select insurance plans that includes emergency air ambulance rescue service, medical expenses and compensation for trip cancellation, as we do not provide any kind of refunds. Please, formally, provide us a copy of your insurance plans before going for the trip

[Note: We won’t be liable for any kind of the mentioned life-threatening accidents under any circumstances]

Permits and Fees

No special fees or permits is required for trekking in this region as trekkers do not need to climb any of the peaks. Only an entrance fee is charged to gain access to Annapurna Conservational Area [US $ 28 per person]. These fees can be paid at the National Park desk in Thamel or directly at the Department of Immigration in Kathmandu [Tel: 00977-1-4222453, 00977-1-4223590] or Pokhara [Tel: 00977-1-521167]

Trip Reviews (7)

First Class Remarkable Service!

“It was a pleasure to work with Hari and his company. It was an excellent introduction to Nepal and people of Nepal. Hari is a very nice guy, well spoken and friendly. He helped my wife and me with good tips about our trek in Annapurna area. I recommend him and his team for treks. They are very professional. We are planning to go back in Nepal for other treks and we will use Life Dream Adventure for our needs there. Before Nepal, Hari Bhatta was just a contact name, now he is a FRIEND. Thank you Hari and see you soon!!! "

Dan Popescu, Montreal (Romania)

1st Dec, 2021


Fantastic and memorable experience trekking with Life Dream Adventure

We are recognized had through our friend in Hong Kong. Starting from communicate with him via e-mail, he provided efficiently and details information about Nepal. Hari was a professional, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable guide and his porter Ram & Uttam were cheerful and capable. The teahouse those they choose were better than our expected (clean, comfortable and have good view). The very excited & unforgettable experience while we step on the snowy trail, the service teams help us patiently & carefully, let us safety and comfort to reach the goal. We would thoroughly recommend the travelers all over the world to enlist the service of this agency.

Wendy,TesMiulan Wong & Sara Lam( HongKong)

21st Feb, 2023


Woulderfull trip Nepal

We are delighted to give some feedback on our time trekking in Nepal under the care and guidance of Hari Bhatta and his porters. As first time visitors to the country of Nepal and its lovely people, we placed ourselves in the capable and caring hands and heads of our local guide Hari Bhatta . We felt completely safe at all times with Hari and his most humble, capable and kind porters, and are privileged to have seen many parts of Nepal in their company. Hari Bhatta is a natural leader. Aphetically speaking he is a born King - a careful listener who weighs up situations and demands very carefully while keeping the safety and comfort of all always at the fore of his decision making. He is calm and not easily shaken. I trust him with my life. Know that you are in the best possible care when trekking with Hari Bhatta and his team. My very best.

Michele Macgregor

21st Feb, 2023


Beautiful trip

My girlfriend and I were in Nepal for a Trekking to Poon hill. We have a week time to trek in Nepal, but Mr. Hari from Life Dream Adventure organize our trip to beautiful Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, He was quick respond to us, super friendly, and helpful in all of the preparation. This was our first trip Nepal trek, so he makes us very comfortable and allowed us to go as slow as we liked. I highly recommend his services to anyone considering a trek in Nepal!! We will come back again.

Jayson Goh (Malaysia)

21st Feb, 2023


Great place for a trekking experience.

 I did the Ghorepani poon hill trek as a solo traveler with a guide Manish. The guide took good care of me both while trekking and at all the overnight lodges. He English and service was very good. Hari (owner) also put a lot of effort into ensuring my comfort, even accommodating some last minute itinerary changes. He also ensured I still get my airport transfer even though there was a big gap between the end of my trek and my departure from Nepal.

Overall I'm happy to recommend Life Dream Adventure for anyone looking to do trekking in Nepal.

Hugo Parache Rodriguez (Poland)

21st Feb, 2022


Pleasant trip-Poon Hill Trek

It was an amazing first-time trekking experience. The team with Mr. Hari and two porters was well experienced and did little thoughtful actions which ensured that my family and I were getting the best service possible. Travelling with them felt pressure less, which made this experience very enjoyable. I highly recommend their service.

Clara

6th Feb, 2019


#tonichildsnepal , #tonichildsnepaltrek

My name is Toni Childs, I am an Emmy Winner and three times Grammy nominated recording artist, installation artist, and global environmental activist. Life Dream Adventures set up a once of a life time music trek on the Annapurna Circuit for me and my band, and they were absolutely Ace. I have just returned to Australia from Nepal, and I am devastated by earthquake that hit Kathmandu just two days after we left. As I write this it is my hope that Hari, Obi, Saveen and our Sherpas and all of their families are safe and out of harm’s way. Read on if you are interested to learning more about our Annapurna Music Trek.

Our Ten Day Annapurna trek was very complex. This trek was a first of its kind for us and for Hari and Life Dream Adventures... and for the people living on the Circuit. Our party consisted of 22 people, which included six musician, two sound and two camera crew, and the rest of the group consisted fans and environmentalists from around the world. Hari hired 25 lovely Sherpas to carry our personal belongings as well electric guitars, electric bass, keyboards, Vase amps, a fold up drum kit, AP sound system, QSC digital desk and two generators which all weighed over 700kg.

We would give a series of four free concerts on our ten day trek with our Poon Hill Sunrise Concert being the experience we really wanted to fulfill. And happily did... beyond challenges of weather and sickness. Words cannot describe what it felt like to sing at the top of the world.

The Captain who owns the Happy Himalayan Hotel in Goreponi asked us to come back in October 2016 and help him and the community set up the first annual music festival on Poon Hill. I am looking forward to that event - another first!

This Trek will live on in my mind as a peak lifetime experience, and I will be eternally grateful to Hari for putting us together with two of the best guides we could have ever had: Saveen and Obi. Two Gentle Men… who really looked after all of us!

peace love and deep gratitude to the Nepali people.

Toni Childs

4th Dec, 2015


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