Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 7 Days

  • 12 reviews
  • 7 Days
Price per personUS$399
We Offer Group Price
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 550
2 - 2 US$ 435
3 - 5 US$ 399
6 - 10 US$ 375
11 - 16 US$ 345
04 July, 2020
$550 x 1 guests:
$550

Total
$550
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  • Trip Duration7 Days
  • Difficulty LevelEasy
  • Best SeasonMarch - June & Sept - December
  • Max Altitude3210 m

Overview

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Trek is the perfect getaway for trekkers of all ages and experience levels.  It is short and sweet but still gives you those awe-inspiring Himalayan sceneries. The ultimate destination of the trek is to make it to Poon Hill (3210 meters), a famous lookout point to seeing Annapurna (8091 meters), Hiunchuli (6441 meters), Machhapuchhre (6993 meters), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8156m), and other peaks along the expansive skyline.  Throughout the short journey, accommodations are provided by the hospitable Magar and Gurung ethnic communities.

What is the Trail Like?

After a scenic drive from Kathmandu that carves around and over some hills, we reach Pokhara. This awesome lakeside city is an adventure destination and a popular visiting place for both Nepali people as well as tourists. The first night of exploring and wandering around in the fresh air will make you grateful for such a place. The following morning, we begin our journey.  We check-in and have our permits looked at, and immediately the beautiful scenery begins.  We climb through massive rhododendron forests and through picturesque terraced hillsides. In the spring, the rhododendron flowers bloom into bright red color.  You will be mesmerized to see such a bright flower high in the hills. From Ghorepani, we begin the hike to Poon Hill in the early morning. It is best to make it before sunrise to see the rugged pigs illuminated by the light of the sun.

People

Learn about and experience Gurung culture in Ghandruk.  They offer one-of-kind hospitality, and the village itself boasts amazing mountain views. From here, we descend to Nayapul and drive further to Pokhara. If you don’t have too much time in Nepal or don’t have the energy to do multiple week treks, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is perfect for you!

Best Time to Trek

The best time to do the Ghorepani Trek is between the months of October and December, as they provide the clearest skies.  The next best is from March to May.  It is possible to do the trek in other months, but ask us and we’ ll give you advice and information regarding those times.

For speedy information / immediate answer about your trip questions or concerns please Contact Us at WhatsApp: +977 9851175531 ( Dil ) or drop us an inquiry at [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

  • Historical UNESCO World Heritage valley sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Visit queen city Pokhara
  • A scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Trekking through rhododendron and dense forest.
  • Spectacular panoramic mountain view from Poon Hill
  • Ethnic Gurung Villages of Ghandruk.
  • Outstanding Mountain views of Annapurna range and Dhaulagiri.

Itinerary

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Upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you will be welcomed by the ART staff and transferred to your hotel, overnight at the hotel.

Overnight at a guesthouse. No meals included

  • 1350 m

After having early breakfast at our hotel and we drive along the Trisuli and River to reach Pokhara, we will see the beautiful river view and the view of Ganesh Himal and Mountain Manaslu as well during the driving, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains, after 6 hours of drive; we will arrive in Pokhara and overnight at hotel.

Overnight at a guesthouse. No meals included

  • Hotel
  • 6 hrs
  • 850 m

After having breakfast at the hotel in Pokhara, we enjoy a short drive through the beautiful landscape on the way to Nayapul, and then start our trekking to Tikhedhunga (1560M) via crossing the small village Birethanti (1055m.), it is easy trekking passing through several villages and settlements, Afterward, we will ascend gently to the Tikhedunga, overnight at Lodge.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 1510 m

Today the trail crosses the Tikhedunga Khola ( river) on a suspension bridge then the trail climbs steeply on a stone staircase that is said to have more than 1000 steps. As we trek along you pass typical villages, wide landscape, ascending to Ulleri. From Ulleri the trail takers you walk through the lush green forest where we may see some wild animals and colorful birds before you reach Ghorepani. Reaching the Ghorepani we will see the beautiful Himalayan range and green valley around. Overnight at lodge

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 2750 m

Today is an exciting and wonderful day of your trek. Early morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m) about 40 minutes hike from your lodge. From Poon Hill, you will see the spectacular panorama stretches Dhaulagiri and Annapurna I the two major mountains above eight thousand meters high above sea level. From that point, we will see the awesome sunrise view over the Himalayan range: including western region highest mountain Dhaulagiri, Annapurna range, Nilgiri range, Machhapuchhare, and other peaks. After your breakfast, the trek takes you up the hill through dense forest Deurali and then descending to Tadapani. Overnight at guesthouse.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  • 5 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • 3120 m (Poonhill)

today is as you reach Ghandruk after the short and wonderful walk from Trapani you will see a Gurung traditional museum at Ghandruk, Ghandruk is one of the best destinations for domestic or international tourists so many travelers visit here to see the ethnic culture and tradition. The place still provides us beautiful landscape and awesome mountains view with Annapurna south, Nilgiri, Machhapuchre, and Annapurna II, the journey continues to descend to Nayapul gradually downhills and flat on sometimes. As we reach Nayapul the private vehicle will be waiting for you to drop you at the hotel.

Overnight at a guesthouse. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.

  • Trekking Lodge
  • 4 hrs
  • Breakfast + Lunch
  • 850 m

A scenic drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu will take between 7/8hrs or in optional we will fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu. At Kathmandu, you will have free time for shopping souvenirs for family and friends.

Overnight at a guesthouse. No meals included

  • 6 hrs
  • 1350 m

Trip inclusion

  • International and domestic 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.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu by bus.
  • 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
  • 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 
  • Tipping ( traditional way 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 option on Poon hill trek - 7 Days 

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 on Poon Hill Trek- 7 Days 

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 pOON hILL TrEK  

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 ON A TREK

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'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 for Poon Hill Trek Nepal 

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

  • Christine Bierbaum - November 10, 2019

    I did a trip with my family under Dils guidance 3 years ago. He is a super professional guide and yet super friendly, warm and open person with whom we laughed a lot and had the time of our lifes hiking the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. The Trek took us 4 days and was absolutely amazing! You dont need a crazy hiking equipment or super high fitness level and yet you will experience stunning nature, the welcoming kindness of the nepalese people and get beautiful insights in their culture! Highly recommendable! Who ever wants to take the trip - greet the mountains from my side and enjoy the hike!!

     

  • Katharina Sartisson - October 10, 2019

    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!!!

     

  • Kalaivanan S - July 01, 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

     

  • Nayla Aboutara - November 21, 2018

    I did my trek with a friend in March 2018 (sorry for this delayed review, just came back from a half year of traveling, which started in Nepal). We did the Poon Hill Trek in the Annapurna and it was truly an amazing experience. Dil welcomed us at the airport and from there on everything worked perfectly, we had one day in Kathmandu, where Dil organized a city trip, which was great. He is also lending you warmer clothes like jackets of you didn't bring it because of space reasons. During the trek everything worked very well with our guide and Porter, they were very friendly, asked us how and when we want to do breaks etc. Dil gave us also suggestions for how to spend the days after the trek and helped us organizing accommodation etc. Back in Kathmandu we came together with other people and did a very nice Dinner out together.

    I would definitely recommend to everyone who wants to do trekking in Nepal to contact Dil. Before the trek, he answered us all our questions very fast and reliable via Mail, which was a great help. I'm sure I will come back for another trek and then I'll do it for sure with Alpine Ramble. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

  • Marc Zemma - November 21, 2018

    If you want to go safely trekking in the Himalayas, I would recommend you to get in touch with Alpine Ramble trekking. 
    Amazing circuits and wonderful, unforgettable memories of the landscape, mountains view, and Nepalese culture going through traditional Nepalese villages