3 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • 6 reviews
  • 3 Days
Price per personUS$135
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 250
2 - 2 US$ 195
3 - 5 US$ 155
6 - 10 US$ 135
11 - 16 US$ 120
$250 x 1 guests:
$250

Total
$250
Customize My Trip
  • Trip Duration3 Days
  • Difficulty LevelVery Easy
  • Best SeasonMarch/ Apr/May/Jun/Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec
  • Max Altitude3210 m

Overview

Immerse in the beauty of diverse cultures and nature where you will be breathing with natural air in these fascinating places.  

The 3 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a perfect short trek in the Annapurna region which is a comparatively easy and comfortable hike that takes you to the most beautiful place of the region. However, this trek is designed as an alternative way for those adventure seekers who do not have enough time for Annapurna Base Camp Trek or Everest Base Camp Trek but still have a desire to witness captivating views of the Himalayas and stunning scenery. 

3 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a short magical trek that offers majestic views of glorious Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Himchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), and many other Himalayan mountains. Moreover, an exciting journey takes you through the terrace field, lush forests of Jupiter, pines, oaks, and typical villages of Gurung and Mager people.

This short Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an amazing trekking experience that suitable for anyone with a normal level of physical fitness. You do not need to have previous trekking experience to participate in this trek. 

Starting and Ending Point Of The Trek 

The 3 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek begins from Tikhedhunga after a scenic drive either from Kathmandu or Pokhara. Tikhedhunga is a starting and also ending point of this trek. From here, we start trekking with mesmerizing views of the mountains crossing the streams and waterfalls coming from the glaciers and snowfields high above. Further, the trail will take you through the stunning settlements of  Birethati, Tikhedunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani and Poon Hill. from Poon hill, we retrace back to Tikhedunga by walking from the other side of the valley. therefore, this trek is called mini Annapurna circuit trek. 

Poon Hill -Height  (3210 meters) 

Ponn hill is the name of a small hill that is located at an altitude of 3210 meters from sea level and it's only 270 km away from the capital city of Kathmandu, it's well known as one of the best viewpoints to ee the Annapurna Massif range and Dhaulagiri mountain range, you will be rewarded by fantastic panoramic views of the Annapurna Annapurna I (8,091 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Annapurna south (7219 m), Machhapuhare (6,993 m), Annapurna II (7,937 m), Nilgiri Himal (7,061 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m ) and many others. These beautiful peaks are perfectly visible from here and Sunrise from Poon hill is extraordinary. The sunrise from Poon Hill is very mesmerizing and another highlight of this trek.

Note, The meeting with your guide for this trek is in Kathmandu/Pokhara (If you are already in Pokhara then you need to notify us of your place/ hotel for pre-meeting, during the pre-meeting is for the tour briefing. During the trip briefing, you may ask any questions face to face regarding the trekking tour preparations ). Additionally,  the pre-meeting and preparation for the trek will be held in Kathmandu if you want to start this trek from Kathmandu and the company will be provided you a free tourist bus ticket to Pokhara. However, there is a daily scheduled flight to and from Pokhara and the flight tickets will be arranged at your request for your convenience. 

If you have a holiday more than a week than you may opt for our  Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 8 Days, Annapurna Base Camp Trek - 12 Days, or Short Annapurna base camp trek to enjoy the more spectacular scenery of the Himalayas.

Be part of this great trekking experience with us, for more information about the trip please do not hesitate to contact us at WhatsApp: +977 9851175531 ( Dil )

Complimentary Benefits Of This Trek

  • Free Airport transportation on arrival and departure days (We will pick you up and drop you off) 
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, Down jacket and walking poles (rental is included if needed)
  • Duffle bag if required  (Optional) 
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART's hiking T-shirt
  • An Oximeter to measure your Oxygen and Pulse in high altitude to find out the accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.

Highlights

  • Enjoy the sunrise view and mesmerizing view of the Himalayas from Poon hill 3210 m
  • Magical 360-degree mountain views of Annapurna massif
  • Hiking through the typical villages of Gurung, Magar and Thakali  people
  • Spend 2 nights in a beautiful city of  Pokhara 

Itinerary

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After breakfast, we kick the day off with a short drive to Nayapul by taxi/jeep/ bus, where we'll take the first steps of our trek! from Nayapul we will be following the faithful path which takes us the beautiful Gurung and Magar villages of Hille, Tikhedunga, and Ulleri. after checking our TIMS card and trekking permit at Birethati ( The entry point of Annapurna conservations areas) this is the very first part of our trek. today's short hike is pleasantly surprising walking through the north bank of the Bhurungdi River to Tikhedunga, From Tikhedunga, we will start climbing for about 45 minutes to get our camp Ulleri, in the evening enjoy the view with the good meals.

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

  • Trekking
  • 5 hrs approx
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 2400 M

We are on the set to move towards Ghorepani after breakfast, the pleasant walk of ascending is logically scenic and offers great views of the Machhapuchare and Annapurna south at the same time you will be seeing the gorgeous flowers of rhododendron in flowering season through the lush forest of Magnolia and rhododendron, after a few hours of ascending we will reach Bhanthati where we will be taking a short break for the lunch then the final push to Ghorepani for another 2 hours.

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast, lunch, and Dinner ( B+L+D).

  • Trekking lodge
  • 5 hrs approx
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 3120 m ( Poon hill)

This day is one of the most exciting days of our whole trip. we kick off early morning with an excursion short hike to the Poon Hill, Poon Hill is located at an elevation of 3210 meters above the sea level, offers an indescribably wonderful panoramic mountain views of Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I, and Manalsu illuminated by the glowing rays of sunrise. In our short time at Poon Hill, we will greatly be appreciated by this rewarding view of the mighty mountains with a glorious sunrise than we take a step back to Ghorepani, Ulleri, and Hille, From Hille, we will be retracing to Pokhara by Jeep/taxi or bus.

Overnight we will be accommodated at the best possible trekking lodge/ hotel with standards meals including breakfast, and Lunch ( B+L).

Thank you so much for choosing us for your holiday’s trip to Nepal, we will do our best to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable and remarkable trip of a lifetime. Wishing you all the best and keep your adventure spirit alive!

  • Hotel
  • 6 hrs approx
  • Breakfast + Lunch
  • 850 m

Trip inclusion

  • Offer free International Airport pick-up and drop by car.
  • Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
  • An experienced and Knowledgeable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for porter and guide.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit 
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket, etc. on return basic
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) throughout the trek.
  • Assistant guide group size of more than 6 people in a group.
  • Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by Taxi/ car/ jeep.
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar and cookies 
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day 
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance (Optional)
  • Souvenir: Trekking route map/browser and printed ART company T-shirt
  • Compressive first aid box.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • All government, Local taxes/ vat and official Expenses
  • Nepal entry visa fees (you can easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule (Foods and accommodations before or after the trek) 
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water, beer, etc.
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
  • Tips for guide and staffs (Tipping is expected
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek.

Dates & Price

Check our available trip departure dates and costs for 3 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. However, the set start dates listed are particularly quoted for the group joining opportunity if the listed are not suitable for you and want to customize this trip, please feel free to contact us for your customized departure date. Meanwhile, The Private trips are available on any date of your selection that suits you at any time of the year at your convenience. Get in touch for your private trip and date as per your preferences, we are happy and ready to help you anytime! 

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice 
10 Jun, 202012 Jun, 2020AvailableUS$135
26 Jun, 202028 Jun, 2020AvailableUS$135
30 Jun, 202002 Jul, 2020AvailableUS$135

Trip Info

Food on Poon Hill Trek

Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named by Gurung bread in Annapurna area), Chapati with Cheese (dry bread- a local wheat bread), Oatmeal, French toast with jam, honey and peanut butter, Corn Flakes, Hashed brown, fried, Scrambles and boiled eggs, pancakes, porridge with milk, Muesli, Vegetable items and any kind of hot drinks are available except espresso, Americano

Common Lunch options – different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, burgers and Pizza, yak steak and desserts items.

Common Dinner options- Momos (dumplings) different verity of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a verity of soups, steaks, potatoes items, Sandwiches, Pizza, rice with curry, spring rolls, Raman soups, burgers and Pizza, yak steak, desserts items, hot and cold drinks are available on the menus on tea house, the menu’s selected meals are fresh and healthy with hygienic specialists by the mountain for the mountain trekkers.

Deseret and Snacks options,- Rice Pudding, Apple pie, fruits snicker/ mars bar, popcorns, cake, and pastries, etc.

Hot Drink options – Varieties of hot drinks like black/milk coffees, black/mint/ginger/Green/ lemon honey teas, hot chocolates, hot mango juice, hot oranges juice, hot pineapple juice, etc.)

Water on trek

The water on a trek is available at every trekking lodges or shopping shops along the way, buying a regular bottle of mineral water costs 1-3 USD per litter. Annapurna region has plenty of water sources to get the water as you can also refill the water from the random taps or water source, refilling waters from any of those sources is potable but it will be fine to drink with a Lifetraw or using the water purification pills – at least 2-4 L water per day is recommended to drink that keeps you hydrated.

Accommodation Facts 

Accommodations on the mountain are simple in tea hoses/ Trekking Lodges. The rooms come usually in double occupancy with a wooden bed, blankets, mattresses, pillows, attached bathrooms (not everywhere), and the view is spectacular from the rooms of mountain tea houses. Likewise, single rooms are available ( except Himalaya and ABC) and it will be provided for solo female travelers.

We will ensure and accommodate you to the best available tea houses with great views of the mountain and sceneries during the trek

NOTE: Kathmandu has a large range of luxury stars hotels offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to part of this help to make the reservations for the 4 50 5 starts hotel booking as well on request.

Best Time to Do 

Choose the best month for your remarkable trekking experience of a lifetime! Nepal has five seasons like many other countries; spring, Summer, Monsoon, Autumn, and Winter. Among all these seasons there is mainly two distinct trekking season for Poon Hill  or any region treks in Nepal which are autumn and spring.

Spring (Pre-monsoon) – Spring includes Feb, March, April, and May, the weather in this month is largely stable and dry with a moderate climate. This time of the year is fairly perfect for trekking in the Everest region offers a crystal clear view of the mountains and sceneries every day, the Temperature can reach up to 15- 20 degrees Celsius in the daytime and the temperature at the nighttime can drop down to - 8/12 degrees Celsius. The spring welcomes thousands of flora and vegetation that make the trek more beautiful and enjoyable in Nepal.

Autumn (Post monsoon)- Autumn is another great season for trekking on Poon Hill, Autumn includes months of September, October, November, and December. During the autumn, the temperatures should be rated as between 14-20 degrees in the daytime, and nighttime can decrease to -5/10 degrees Celsius, it’s great for the trekking.

Safety and Satisfactions 

SAFETY IS OUR TOP PRIORITY- NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF OUR CLIENTS AND EMPLOYEES.

This trek is a guided trip and you will be accompanied by one of the experienced and friendly trekking guides/ Sherpa who originally come from the mountain (same region) of Nepal, the guide will be carrying all the essentials equipment with first aid kit for safety reasons; we would like you to take some of your own personal mediation on this trek. However, in the emergency case, if our clients have any trouble with mountain sickness or any unforeseen circumstances then we will always be standing by to send a rescue helicopter to bring our clients back to lower places or Kathmandu.

Note:During the trek, make sure you are always on the safe zone of the place wherever you are while trekking on the mountain because you may encounter a number of mules, yaks are carrying the suppliers for hotels, Yaks Donkey and Jokpa use for the major transportations in the Himalayas region, as we always need to be aware with them, and stay at the safe place especially at the narrow section of the trail.

Passport and Visa

If you are traveling to Nepal you need to have a visa to enter Nepal. However, the arrival visa is available at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu's where you can simply get On Arrival Visa” and you must enter Nepal within six months from the visa issued date. Your total stay is counted starting from the day you enter into Nepal.

You will be charged $40 USD as visa application fees for 30 days tourist visa to the forefingers except for Chinese and India. For those tourists who have Indian and Chinese passports then you do not need a visa (Free Visa)!

Extra personal expenses on trekking

During the trek, all your foods are included in the package (Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner with hot drinks), the foods will be served as per package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.

Packing list 

The following lists are the essentials trekking gear which is recommended for trekking in Nepal and all listed gears can also buy easily in Kathmandu, Kathmandu has a number of shops selling the necessary cloths and gear for trekkers.

  • A few pairs of Thermal tops
  • Fleece jacket/pullover
  • Windcheater - waterproof shell jacket one pair
  • Down jacket -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
  • Comfortable Fleece/wool trousers
  • Trekking pants- at least 2 pairs
  • Mittens/woolen gloves
  • Warm Hiking socks
  • Trekking sue with spare laces
  • Pair of flip flop
  • Underwears & Swiming costume
  • Hiking Cotton trousers/t-shirts
  • Sun hat/scarf
  • Sunglasses
  • Sleeping bag -( It will be provided by the company if you do not have your own)
  • Trekking poles (Not 100%)
  • Day bag above 40 L
  • 1 set- Headlamp
  • Small lock for the day backpack
  • Reusable water bottles- 2 letters
  • Water purification tablets/ electric light
  • Wash towel
  • Toiletries (wet tissue, quick-drying towel, toilet paper, moisturizers, lip balms, sunscreens, sanitary pads, hand sanitizer, nail clipper, small mirror, toothpaste & brush, etc)
  • Rain poncho
  • Basic personal first aid kit

Responsible tourism

Our experienced field staff/team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local culture and environment. We would like to follow the important role of following the rules.

  • please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
  • Please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community.
  • please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
  • Please help the local community to encourage the positive sides of tourism as long as possible.

We Alpine Ramble Treks involved in Kathmandu Environmental Education Project (KEEP) and organize eco-friendly trips that teach to make the sustainable positive environmentally sensitive of both travelers and communities.

Transportations on Trek

Alpine Ramble provides all the necessary transportation for your trip including free arrival and departure transportation services. On your arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our airport representative by traditional flower then you will be reassigned to the respective Hotel. Similarly, we will also provide private vehicles for the city tour like Kathmandu valley sightseeing, Nagarkot Sunrise view tour, or any others in Nepal on request.

Booking and payment process

Alpine Ramble Treks (P) Ltd. is a government authorized and registered trekking and adventure operator based in Nepal. The company registered number is 178805/074/075. We are also associated with various local and international tourism associations, therefore, any adventure interested persons are heartily welcomed to be booked and be part of our family now, we treat you as family members while traveling with us.we called mountain family, home away from home with us.

To process a trip booking with us, you're required to deposit 10 % of the full trip cost in advance to the prior of time to make sure all the reservations such as Hotels, guides, trekking permits, transportation, etc. the remaining of the payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit cards or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send all the requirements documents such as passport, travel insurance copies, and flight details at the time of booking.

Last-minute booking

The last-minute booking can be made by any interested travelers a day before the trip gets started. Moreover, the payment should be made 100% if you are booking this for the last minute and the booking can be made directly through the online form or, sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trip.

We look forward to experiencing this trip with you in the land of the mighty mountains, and the place of Lord Gautama Buddha

FAQs

Yes, a visa is required to enter Nepal except for SAARC and Chinese nationals. One can get a visa at the Royal Nepalese Embassy or consulate or at the airport upon arrival. Two copies of passport-sized photographs are required to get a visa.

Yes, you could choose to own your departure date according to your time and schedule If the published Group Departure dates are not suitable for your travel plan, we will help you to customize the trip Itinerary. 

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the closest and easy treks from Pokhara which can be done any time of the year. However, trekking in Autumn  (September, October & November) & Spring (March, April & May) are the best months to trek with a clear sky and offers a stunning mountains views and its landscape. 

The Answer is absolutely safe even for the solo female traveler, who loves to explore Nepal through the reliable team with us, our Alpine Ramble team have been leading many successfully solo female trip in Nepal Himalayas. 

Yes, upon arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received and welcomed by our official representative then transfer to the hotel at Thamel, which is the most interesting tourist hub with many facilities in Nepal. Overnight at the hotel.

Yes, we highly recommend that you to buy travel insurance before you travel to Nepal, it’s easy and better to purchase the travel insurance in your own country.

Yes, The trekkers should have to have registered trekking permits of the Annapurna conservation area, and TIMS (Trekker's Management Systems), they are all helped and provided by Alpine Ramble Trekks- it's all are included on our package program.

Yes, Almost every teahouse has Wifi  services on a little charge 

Apparently, the hiking would be at least 4-6  hours per day

The Highest Point of our trek is 3210 meters (Poon Hill)  above the sea level 

Of course, yes, you can!  Poon Hill trek is ranked as one of the easiest treks that one can be done by anyone from 8 years young to 75 years old with a reasonably fit by physical and mental. However, this trekking tour will be guided by a highly experienced and knowledgeable guide who helps you to accomplish the trek with great help and support thoroughly.

Yes, We have a safe and sound place to store where you can be easily stored your luggage at our hotel or office. 

Eventually, almost Every trekking region has tea House facilities in Nepal; during the treks in Mountain, we provide standard breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided. Your guide/ porter will help you with the menu selection and ensure that you get the best value meals possible. Although the food is usually plentiful and delicious, you should be aware that the menu is not normally extensive. Most teahouses offer a variety of rice and noodle dishes, as well as soup and seasonal vegetables. A variety of cereals, bread, and egg dishes are generally available for breakfast. There will also be plenty of snacks available such as biscuits, chocolate, and soft drinks and in some areas, you will find fresh fruit in season. You can buy packaged water (bottled mineral water) from local lodge and shop en route or you can also ask your guide to fill your water bottle with boiled water and treat with water purification pills

Reviews

  • Kalaivanan S - August 13, 2019

    “It was my first time in Nepal for trekking, found Alpine Ramble Treks online. The reviews was pretty good and I decided to go for it. They have picked up to and from the airport to hotel and the starting town Pokhara. I’m generally happy with the arrangement thanks to Dil. I have to give the full mark for that! the guide is friendly, helpful, caring and knowledgeable thanks to Nauser. I don’t have to worry about anything, he took care of the guest houses, the meals, and the route. I did my trek in early October. I was very lucky to have a clear sky in most of the day including the day I went to Poon Hill for sunrise. The trip definitely an experience I’ll never forget in my whole life

  • Markush - January 20, 2018

    The trip to Ghorepani and Poonhill was fantastic. Dill, the owner of Alpine Ramble, personalised my trip as I also wanted to see Ghandrouk and Chomrok, which was amazing. I really had a lifetime experience. The sunrise was breathtaking. The key to this experience were my two guides, Saugat and Addit, who both made this trip unforgettable. Both of them worked really hard. Thank you again, I highly recommend them to anyone. They are funny, energetic and extremely professional. Ask for Saugat and Addit when you book your trip.

  • Katharina Sartisson - February 12, 2017

    Our trip to Nepal was perfect from the beginning to end! Dil planed everything so well! He has so many contacts to people and many locations to recommend! He was such a helpful tour guide! Also a huge thank you to our trekking guide Dilman and ayush! We had so much fun with them on our trek and it’s just so comfortable to do this experience with a company like alpine ramble! We would always book it through dil again and really recommend it to everyone! It’s such a special and enjoyable time! Thank you guys!!!

     

  • Philip - November 25, 2016

    I have trekked with Dil as guide in Nepal. The first in 2014 was the Annapurna region. It was obvious early that he was an experienced leader, well informed and explaining the trek clearly. He was both caring and considerate. The day I was too crook to walk, he quickly arranged transport with a local jeep. When private space was needed, he provided it. I had no concern about my first ascent above 5000 m with his good advice.
    Dil is well informed about Nepal. He is from a mountain village and loves showing others the majesty of the Himalaya. He communicates well, is friendly and fun. At the start of both walks, he said that we will walk as a family. We did, but quickly became good friends.
    Next time in Nepal, I will walk with Dil and his team.

     

  • Pradeep D'souza - January 12, 2016

    For a while i have been planning my third visit to Nepal and was looking forward to doing the ABC trek, That's when i had come across a friend of mine who had recommended me to Alpine Ramble. Upon contacting Dil, CEO & founder of Alpine Ramble he was very quick with his replies and always at our service. He created a itinerary for us which fits perfectly to our schedule. Upon arrival in Kathmandu we was greeted by dil, along with Lakshman. Over the next few days we had started the trek and was led by the men of the mountains the very experienced, qualified and well trained boys, Ceo/guide - Dil along with Porter/Guide - Lakshman. These boys knew exactly everything about the mountains. They where very informative, motivative, patience and always extremely supportive during the entire course. Over all it was wonderful experience and i would highly recommend Alpine Ramble. Quick Reply, Good Communication, Highly Supporting & Encouraging. A+++++ Looking forward to are next adventure. Thanks & Best Wishes Pradeep D'souza