Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip CostUS$ 540 (Per Person)
  • Duration 8 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Activity Trekking
  • Accomodation Hotel + Lodges
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Meals:Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Best Month:March - June & Sept - December
  • Group Size:01- 15People In Group
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The Ghorepani Poon Hill 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.

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 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 a 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. Another highlight of the journey is to 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!

Trip Highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Historical UNESCO World Heritage valley sightseeing in Kathmandu.
  • Visit queen city Pokhara
  • 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.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.
  • Day 02: Kathmandu – Pokhara 850m/2788ft- 7hrs drive.

  • Day 03: Pokhara – Tikhedunga 1510m/3810ft- 4hrs Trek.
  • Day 04: Tikhedunga – Gorepani 2750m/9348ft- 5/6hrs Trek.
  • Day 05: Gorepani – Tadapani 2610m/8560ft- 4/5hrs Trek.
  • Day 06: Tadapani – ghandruk-nayapul 4hrs Trek and 1.30hrs drive to pokhara.
  • Day 07: Pokhara – Kathmandu 7hrs by drive or 30minute flight.
  • Day 08: Kathamandu valley Sightseeing.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01:Arrival at Kathmandu 1350m/4428ft.On arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, you’ll be received by our official representative then transfer to hotel.Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02:Kathmandu – Pokhara 850m/2788ft- 7hrs drive.
After having early breakfast at our hotel and we drive along the Trisuli and Mashyangdi 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.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 03:Pokhara – Tikhedunga 1510m/3810ft- 4hrs Trek.After having breakfast at hotel in Pokhara, we enjoy a short drive through 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, Afterwards we will ascend gently to the Tikhedunga, overnight at Lodge.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 04:Tikhedunga – Gorepani 2750m/9348ft- 5/6hrs Trek.Today the trail crosses the Tikhedunga Khola ( river) on a suspension bridge than 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

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 05:Gorepani – Tadapani 2610m/8560ft- 4/5hrs Trek. 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.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 06:Tadapani – ghandruk-nayapul 4hrs Trek and 1.30hrs drive to pokhara.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 traditional. 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.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 07:Pokhara – Kathmandu 7hrs by drive or 30minute flight.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.

    Service Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and Lodge (B+L+D)
  • Day 08:Kathamandu valley Sightseeing.Today is a day or explore the Heritage and Cultural site of Kathmandu valley. Our guide will take you around the Kathmandu valley.Overnight at hotel.

Cost Includes

  • International and domestic Airport pick-up and drop-off and all transportation by tourist bus & private vehicle in the city.
  •  Kathmandu valley sightseeing with a tour guide. 
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner with hot drinks) during the trek in Himalaya.
  • A highly experienced and knowledgeable English speaking guide and 1porter for 2 trekkers to help the backpack.
  • All Food, Accommodation, Insurance, and transportation for the porter and guide.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit 
  • TIMS card (Trekking Information Managment System) 
  • Accommodation 2-night standard hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2-night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Tea house lodge during the trek
  • Arranged an emergency helicopter services (paid by your travel insurance)
  • Trekking equipment such as the Sleeping bag, down jacket etc.. on return basic
  • Exclusives First aids box.
  • All Government and local taxes.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Assistant guide group size more than 4 people in a group.
  • Appreciation of certificate after the successful trek.
  • Company T-shirt
  • Farewell Dinner at typical Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.   

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa on arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport – Kathmandu). $25 USD for 15 days Visa.
  • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
  • Extra drinks as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
  • Surplus luggage charges for domestic airport
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes and physical condition etc.
  • Personal expense such as snacks, laundry, telephone, wife, hot shower etc.
  • Travel insurance 
  • Tips for guide and porter

Departure Details

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
25 May, 2018 01 June, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
31 May, 2018 07 June, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
10 June, 2018 17 June, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
20 June, 2018 27 June, 2018 US $540
28 June, 2018 05 July, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
01 July, 2018 08 July, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
07 July, 2018 14 July, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
14 July, 2018 21 July, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
21 July, 2018 28 July, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
28 July, 2018 04 August, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
01 August, 2018 08 August, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
08 August, 2018 15 August, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
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22 August, 2018 29 August, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
29 August, 2018 05 September, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
02 September, 2018 09 September, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
09 September, 2018 16 September, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
16 September, 2018 23 September, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
24 September, 2018 01 October, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
01 October, 2018 08 October, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
06 October, 2018 13 October, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
11 October, 2018 18 October, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
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23 October, 2018 30 October, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
29 October, 2018 05 November, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
01 November, 2018 08 November, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
09 November, 2018 16 November, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
16 November, 2018 23 November, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
19 November, 2018 26 November, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
26 November, 2018 03 December, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
30 November, 2018 07 December, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
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08 December, 2018 15 December, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
14 December, 2018 21 December, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
21 December, 2018 28 December, 2018 US $540 Guaranteed
04 January, 2019 11 January, 2019 US $540 Guaranteed
24 January, 2019 31 January, 2019 US $540 Guaranteed

Clients Reviews

  • Rose Doung
    Rose Doung
    France Published: Sunday, December 3, 2017

    Short and sweet Annapurna trek

    Rating:

    I highly recommend Dil ( Who was our guide) for his kindness, patience and knowledge. We had a great time during our trip and enjoyed his company as well as the great scenery of Nepal. Namaste to Alpine    Rose France rmduong@gmail.comContinue

  • Michael Hasen
    Michael Hasen
    Denmark Published: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

    Annapurna trek in the Himalayas

    Rating:

    Our guide Dil was fantastic and anticipated our every need, we did Annapurna trek in the Himalayas in November 2010.we wouldn’t have been able to do it without the expertise of our guide, and we did a 10 days trek with him. I can say that our guide was a great…Continue

  • Christine Bierbaum
    Christine Bierbaum
    Germany Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Fantastic Trip

    Rating:

    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…Continue

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Trip Note

Personal Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is compulsory for all the Clients undertaking any activities. It will be provided adequate protection tour to cover personal injury, death, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter rescue, and any kind of illness will be cover in the insurance package. Alpine Ramble strongly recommends you to buy an insurance package through a reliable insurance company in your city or country.

Health and Fitness requirement

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is short and easy trekking destination for every trekker who loves to enjoy and explore the beautiful landscape on this planet. This trek basically starts from low land to high land as you are hiking in these areas than you have to fit yourself. We mainly concern your physical fitness to complete the journey.  The everyday trek prefers 4/5 hours in daylight. As you hiking up to the high altitude than you have to prepared by physically and mentality to be succeeding the trip, our provision is making your trip reliable and remarkable without any problems in every step to steps with your wealth health. Our first priority is safety for your entire trip. you Should convenience yourself to take some pre-training course of the trek which could be greatly helped you, considering some physical exercise like jogging, running, climb stair-case, cycling, swimming and hitting gym etc.

Accommodation during the Trek

Accommodation in Kathmandu, you would be staying in best hotel basically on 3 stars, in twin-sharing basis. But Accommodations in trekking  is simple and comfortable beds room with sharing two persons sometime  if you are single you get single bedroom as well with hygienic food, Every trekking routes have fixed menu and hotel system by local management community at in area

Passport and Visa

Every client must have a veiled passport from return date with at 6-month prior validity in Nepalese consulate in your country or immigration office Tribhuvan airport in Kathmandu.

Meals and Drinking Water

In popular trekking areas like Annapurna, Everest, Langtang, and Manaslu have the menu system with different ethnic cuisines foods as well as western meals you can see on the Menu, you could pick up any kinds of the meal as you like to eat from the Menu. But some places provide you typical Nepali meals which are different types of international meals. These are prepared by the local supplement. Every tourist Lodge has well-trained cook basically attention for clean, hygienic, fresh and nice testy foods. We can even enjoy hot chocolates; a variety of pieces of bread, variety of drinks, and every lodge have safe drinking water or minerals bottles of water you could buy there. If you buy water purification tablet from Kathmandu you can take water from the tap and purify by yourself this will be cheaper and controlled by plastic pollution as well.

Trekking Equipment

What you should carry before your departure on your trip.
a. Daypack up to 40 liters, Down Jacket, Seasons sleeping bag
b. Sun head or Gulf cap, Sunglasses, Headlamp or torchlight
c. Ear-muffs, Sun Lotions /Sun cream.
d. 1Pair liner gloves thin wool or synthetic.
e. 2Cotton t-shirts, 1Synthetic t-shirt. 
f. 2Long sleeve polyester or synthetic lightweight for sunny days. 
g. Zipper provides addition venting options which are good for changing temperatures. 
h. 1Soft shell jacket water & wind resist. 
i. 1Women swimming dress bathing in Hot spring. 
g. Inner cloths as you need

Lower Body-Legs. 
a. 1Pair nylon hiking short paints, 1Pair cotton paints.
b. 1Pair soft shell pants – synthetic, full zip from top and bottom preferable.

Feet 
a. 2Pair of loner socks, synthetic, 1Pairs woolen socks wearing on the evening and 1Pair light sports shoe.
b. Imodium or Pepto Bismo capsules for upset stomach or diarrhea. 
c. Diamox for altitude sickness. The guide will help you to take it.
d. 1Small personal sized first-aid kit with blister treatments such as moleskin, bands, Anti-infection ointments, etc. First Aid Kits. 
e. Alpine Ramble will provide you more medical for the trip.

Environment:

The Ghorepani Poon Hill treks embrace the entire Annapurna region. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do. This area provides you blooming spectacular view the trails along the lower valleys usually weave through fields. And reaching the upper valley seeing wild animals and excellent Mountain View,

Best Season

Best season is in spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) these months are the best time for this trip. The weather will be sunny and warm with outstanding scenery view. If you wish to avoid crowds this trip during in winter (Dec., Jan. and Feb.) could also be the best options.

Hotels in Kathmandu

Alpine Ramble will provide you standard level hotel with breakfast. We also book the hotel according to your choice. Please let us know if you have any plans as per your choice. 5 stars hotels are in Kathmandu: Hyatt Regency, Yak &Yeti, De’l Annapurna, The Everest Hotel, The Malla hotel, and any kind of hotels.

Trip Start Dates and Cost

Alpine Ramble pvt.ldt would like to customize your trip itinerary according to your time and budget. Please contact us for your customized departure date. For more detail please email us info@alpineramble.com / alpineramble@gmail.com

Responsible for Tourism

Our experience field staffs/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 following below. 
a. please respect the local people and their laws, custom and their beliefs
b. please always ask your guides for permission before doing something in the local community. 
c. please support the keep environment clean, wherever you would travel and dispose of rubbish
d. please help the local community to encourage positive sides of tourism as long as possible.