4 Days Ghandruk Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

  • 4 Days
Price per personUS$355
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 499
2 - 2 US$ 399
3 - 5 US$ 355
6 - 10 US$ 299
11 - 16 US$ 199
23 May, 2024
$499 x 1 guests:
$499

Total
$499
Customize My Trip
  • Trip Duration4 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy
  • Best SeasonMarch/ Apr/May/Jun/Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec
  • Max Altitude3210 m

Overview

The 4 Days Ghandruk Poon Hill Trek Itinerary is a wonderful experience through the motherland of the Himalayas, walking through the dense forest of juniper, oaks, and rhododendrons, and witnessing the most beautiful mountains and charming villages of the region.

This short trek to Ghandruk poon hill is one of the finest treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal, it’s a beautiful combination of a wide variety of nature and culture giants offering the majestic views of the mountains, fantastic waterfalls, local villages of Gurung people, and flora and fauna.

Ghandruk poon hill trek -4 Day is an amazing short and easy trek that starts from Kathmandu right after visiting ancient places of historical Kathmandu city.

The journey takes to Pokhara by taking a tourist bus from Kathmandu. Sooner in Pokhara, you will be amazed by seeing the outstanding views of the mountain from your room in the hotel, it’s Nepal’s most beautiful city. The next day morning, the journey will be continued with a short drive to Nayapul from the lake city of Pokhara. Then our trek officially starts right from Nayapul right after dropping us off by private car.

The trek from here to Ghandruk will be an easy hike for about 4 hours, Ghandruk – one of the beautiful Gurung villages in the Annapurna region lies at the edge of hills, the view from Ghandruk is breathtaking, it’s a wonderful place to spend a night with great views of the mountains, local people and exploring their lifestyle. The Gurung Museum in Ghandruk is not to miss out on where you will be exploring the unique traditional way of Gurung living life in the mountains.

Hence, decorating tools are used to be utilized by Gurung people. From Ghandruk the trek continues to the villages of Tadapani, Ghorepani, and Poon Hill. The ultimate journey to Poon Hill provides a great trekking experience that will surely be a trip of a lifetime.

Poon Hill is one the most beautiful hills located at an altitude of 3210 meters above sea level and offers a wide range of fantastic mountains view of Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchare (6998m), Himchuli (6800m), Annapurna South (7219m), Dhaulagiri (8280m) and many other mountain peaks.

The sunrise is the best to see from here, after enjoying the panoramic views of the mountains and sunrise view at poon hill then we gradually descend down to the Ulleri, Birethati, and Nayapul, the trek will be ended up at Nayapul and we trek a short drive to Pokhara by car. 

The Ghandruk poon hill trek is a fairly easy one that can be done by anyone at any time of the year without any trekking experience. However, this trek can simply be customized, please feel free to write to us for theism customize +977 9851175331 (WhatsApp) / [email protected]

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 at high altitude to find out your accurate health condition while you are trekking in the mountain.

 

Highlights

  • Walk through the beautiful villages of Gurung and Magar villages 
  • explore the local culture and lifestyle 
  • witness outstanding views of the mountains 
  • visit Gurung Museum and ancient studios monastery 
  • hike to poon for sunrise over the Himalayas
  •  Enjoy a 360- degrees panoramic mountains  view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range from poon hill 

Itinerary

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  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 1940 m
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 4 HRS
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 2630 M
  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 3210 M (Poon Hill)
  • 6 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch
  • 850 m

Trip inclusion

  • Four lunches, three dinners and three breakfasts during the trek
  • A professional, experienced, and friendly Alpine Ramble’s government-licensed holder guide, covering meals, flight, insurance, accommodations, and equipment for 6-Day.
  • All the trekking documents
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permits (ACAP) Fee
  • Trekking Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • 3- 3-night accommodations in the best available mountain Tea Houses
  • Round-trip transfer from Pokhara to Nayapul – Pokhara  
  • Snacks (crackers) and Seasonal available fresh fruits during the trek.
  • ART's Certificate of Appreciation after the successful ABC trek
  • Farewell dinner at the best typical Nepalese restaurant along with the cultural performances
  • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt, route map,
  • A basic first aid box including Diamox for high altitude sickness
  • All government, Local taxes/ vat, and official Expenses
  • 10% OF ALL PROCEEDS GO TO SUPPORT OUR SOCIAL IMPACTS INITIATIVE
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  • 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 In Kathamndu and Pokhara) 
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic such as Fanta, Coca-cola, sprite, water,tea/coffee beer, etc.
  • Additional costs by out of management control due to the landscape, weather conditions, illness, change of government policies, strikes, physical conditions, etc.
  • Personal expenses such as snacks, laundry, telephone, WIFI, hot shower, etc at tea houses on a trek.
  • Travel insurance has to cover emergency rescue evacuation from the high-altitude 
  • Personal trekking equipment for this trek 
  • Tipping ( recommended by culture) 
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the Price Include section of this trek.

Trip Info

 

Food on Poon Hill Trek

Common Breakfast options - Tibetan Breads (a fried bread in oil, it’s also named Gurung bread in the 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 variety of Thukpa (noodle soup), Dahl and Bhat (Nepalese local meal), Momos ( dumplings), Tibetan / chapatti bread, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety 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, Macaroni, Spaghetti, Sherpa Stew, a variety 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, fruit 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 lodge or shopping shop 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 random taps or water sources, 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, and 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 they 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 hotel offers to select for your stay. However, we will also be pleased to be 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 are mainly two distinct trekking seasons 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 the 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 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.

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 where you can simply get an 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 Nepal.

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

Extra personal expenses for 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 the package program and besides that, any personal and Barbier bills would be extra.

Packing list 

The following lists are the essential trekking gear which is recommended for trekking in Nepal and all listed gear can also buy easily in Kathmandu, Kathmandu has a number of shops selling the necessary clothes 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 shoes with spare laces
  • Pair of flip flop
  • Underwear & 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 at Alpine Ramble Treks are 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 with a 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 welcome 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 payment can be easily made to us on your arrival by credit card or in cash - cash would be much appreciated. At the same time, we would also like to request you to send all the required 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, by sending us an email, messages on Whatsapp, or by calling. But, Last minute booking may not be acceptable for Bhutan and Tibet trips.

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

Typically, yes. Visitors can easily get - On Arrival Visa in Kathmandu, Nepal on arrival day. In the current situation of Covid, some certain rules for arriving visas are changed. The travelers need to get a visa approval letter from the representative tour company to get the arrival visa on arrival at the airport or It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in their own country before travel.