Ghandruk Poon Hill Trek

  • 4 Days
Price per personUS$355
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 399
2 - 2 US$ 355
3 - 5 US$ 275
6 - 10 US$ 235
11 - 16 US$ 199
05 June, 2020
$399 x 1 guests:
$399

Total
$399
Customize My Trip
  • Trip Duration4 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy
  • Best SeasonMarch/ Apr/May/Jun/Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec
  • Max Altitude3210 m

Overview

Ghandruk poon hill trek is a wonderful experience through the motherland of the Himalayas, walking through the dense forest of juniper, oaks, and rhododendrons, witness 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 verity 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 is an amazing short and easy trek that starts from Kathmandu right after visiting ancient places of historical Kathmandu city. The journey takes to the 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 of 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 the easy hike for about 4 hours, Ghandruk – one of the beautiful Gurung villages in 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 missed out on where you will be explored the unique traditional way of Gurung living life in the mountains. Hence, decorating tools are used to be utilized by Gurung people. From Ghandruk then trek continues to the villages of Tadapani, Ghorepani, and Poon hill. The ultimate journey to Poon hill provides a great trekking experience which will surely be a trip of a lifetime. Poon hill is one the most beautiful hills located at an altitude of 3210 meters above the sea level 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 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. 

Ghandruk poon hill trek is a fairly easy one that can be done by anyone at any time of the year without any trekking experiences. 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 in high altitude to find out the 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

  • International Airport- Hotel- Airport pick up and drop off by private car/Jeep/ Hiace.
  • Meals on the full-board basis (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner/ the main course) during the trek in the mountain.
  • Alpine Ramble’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide.
  • All salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance for the guide.
  • All necessary papers including Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card (Trekking Information Management System) fee.
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, and down jacket on request (optional)
  • Trekking lodges (Tea House) throughout the trek 
  • Assistant guide for the group 8 or above
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Private vehicle from Pokhara- Nayapul- Pokhara by taxi/Jeep/car
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bar, crackers, and cookies, etc.
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every evening after dinner.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Farewell Dinner at a typical Nepalese restaurant with traditional music and dance
  • Alpine Ramble’s complimentary free T-shirt/  route map and a duffel bag (if required)
  • Oximeter to measure your oxygen and Pulse level during the trek in the mountain, it’s very useful for all the trekkers to be aware of the high altitude sickness.
  • Compressive first aid box (Guide will carry it throughout the trek).
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in arranging in case of complex health condition (funded by your 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 
  • Tipping ( Tipping is more like a traditional and expected by guides and staffs) 
  • 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 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