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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 8 Days

Rated 5/5 based on 16 customer reviews

Trip Highlights:

Duration: 8 Days

Type of Trek: Tea house / Camping

Max Altitude: 3180 m.

Minimum Pax: 1 +

Mode of travel: Land Transportation , Flight

Grade: Moderate

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a short and popular but rewarding trip to the Annapurna region. This Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is popular among trekkers who have limited time in Nepal and do not have previous history of trekking. The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek route leads you on an enchanting journey through wide open valleys, sparkling waterfalls and dense forests.

The Poon Hill at an altitude of (3120m) is famous for a breathtaking panorama of the Himalayan ranges it offers such as Mount Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna I 8091m, Machhapuchhre 6998m, Nilgiri 7041m, Annapurna South 7219m, Annapurna II 7939m, Annapurna III 7555m, Annapurna IV 7525m, and Lamjung Himal 6988m. It is one of the most spectacular mountain spots where you can enjoy fabulous sunrise and sunset over the Himalaya.

The gorgeous landscapes, green vegetation, the rhododendron forest, different flora and fauna of this region provide you with the lifetime memory. Along with the natural scenery, trekkers get the opportunity to explore the lifestyle and culture of the different ethnic groups like Gurung, Magar, and Thakali.

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Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about six hours.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) by car takes one and a half hour’s drive.

Day 03: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) it takes about six hours.

Day 04: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) takes about five and half hours.

Day 05: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) it takes about three hours.

Day 06: Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Pothana (1990m.) takes about six hours.

Day 07: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m.) takes about four hours

Day 08:  Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist mini bus that takes about seven hours.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about seven hours.

This drive will take most of our morning time, leaving much of the afternoon to get a warming glimpse of Pokhara Valley and fall in love with its ethereal beauty.
Pokhara is the tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, Buddhist and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of mountains. You can observe the glistening white peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) takes one and half hours.

You begin your trek from Nayapul (1050m.) and pass via Birethanti (1065m.). The first part of your trek is comfortable, alongside numerous small hamlets and settlements. Afterwards you ascend gently to the final destination of the day to Tikhedhunga (1577 m). The journey will involve four and half hours of trekking. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 03: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) takes about six hours.

Your trek begins with a steep 2 hours ascend and then level gently passing through  Magar villages of Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti. On the way, you can see the scenic view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna south (7219m). Now your trail becomes easier, as it passes through the forest and descends gently to the final camp. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 04: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) and follow to Tadapani (2675m.).

The total duration of the trek for the day is about five and a half hours. Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) allows you to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. En-route, you will frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green vegetation. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 05: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) takes about three hours.

It is an easy descent all the way, passing through the dense forest of oak, rhododendrons and fir. This is one of the popular destinations for the bird lovers. Ghandruk is a picturesque Gurung village famous for culture and traditional hospitality. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 06: Trek from Ghandruk (1950m.) to Pothana (1990m.) takes about six hours. 

The early part of your trek is a steep descent following the stone staircase to Kimbu (Bee hive). Kimbu or Bee hive is located at the elevation of 1200 meters on the bank of Modi Khola. Now, your trail steeply ascends following the stone staircase up to Landruk. The trail ascends gently for the first two hours and again ascends steeply for an hour to Deurali (2150m.) passing through Tolkha village (1850m.). Tolkha is a vantage point to see the panoramic views of Dhaulagiri I (8167m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), Fishtail (6997m.), Annapurna III (7755m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.) and Lamjung Himal (6930m.). The rest of the trail descends gently down to Dhampus passing through Pothana village (1900m.). Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 07: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi (1113m.) takes about four hours.

The trail descends gradually for at least an hour and follows gravel road for two hours. It then steeply descends to Phedi passing through Dhampus village, a romantic rural setting of paddy fields and forests protected by local community. Upon your arrival at Dhampus Phedi, you could take a vehicle to reach Pokhara. Stay overnight at hotel.

Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu takes about seven hours.

On the way you will head up to Damauli, Dumre, Muglin and Kurintar, where Nepal's first cable car joins the Manakamana Temple. From Naubishe you climb up to Thankot, the gateway to the capital city of Kathmandu.

The price includes the following services:

  • Airport pick-up and drop off services by private A/C car or van
  • Trekking guide/s
  • Porter/s (one porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Lodge (Tea house) during trek
  • Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffel bags and trekking sticks if required
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation: from Kathmandu to Pokhara & Pokhara to Kathmandu by A/C deluxe tourist bus & from Pokhara to Nayapul and Phedi to Pokhara by private vehicle
  • 2 night hotel accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Insurance and equipment's for the trekking staffs
  • First aid kit
  • Rescue assistance (Should any emergency arise during your trek, we will provide prompt and professional rescue and medical services. For this, it would be better to have your own travel insurance that can cover helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost in case required.)
  • One farewell dinner with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenir (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)
  • All tax, VAT and company service charge

The price does not include:

  • Personal nature expenses
  • Drinks, beverages, hot shower, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Meals & hotel accommodation in Kathmandu

Note: There are different categories of Hotels in Kathmandu ranging from budget to 5 star hotels. We are happy to arrange your hotel accommodation in Kathmandu as per your interest and budget. Please inform us in advance about the type or category or price range of hotel that you would like to stay in.

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Clients Reviews

We were using Nepal Environmental during the Earthquake25/04/2015

(5/5)

We are from Singapore and had booked a 9-days trek ABC&Poon Hill of of which Nava had been liaising and very accommodating with our trek plan. Our guide is Hari Krishna +porter BJay and we were so GLAD to have them especially so after the quake happened when we were just half-way through in our 9-days trek! You can see the real, unmasked service level when disaster happened.

Both Hari and BJay villages were badly affected and while they were worried and trying to contact their families amid the bad network, Hari especially did not abandoned us and rush back to his family after hearing his house was badly damaged - however this did happened to another young couple whose guide informed that he need to left them halfway in their trek in order to get back to his family. We cannot blame anyone especially the guides if they choose to do this in the face of a major disaster and thus, we were so appreciative towards Hari who accompany us throughout the whole trek. This is what I call a true reflection of Professionalism in Hari's work as a guide with 30 days of experience. We did cut our stay in Pokhara after our trek so that they can went back to their families much earlier. May Nepal and her beautiful people be able to recover shortly after the quake and the aftermaths sooner.

Visited April 2015

Soo

Singapore, Singapore

Ghorepani trails in Annapurna area

(5/5)

The Ghorepani trails was spectacular! The climb, the views, the people-wonderful! This will definitely be a trip that will live on in our memories forever!

Rabia Jaffar
Canada
2nd February 2013

Ghorepani-PoonHill trek for 6 days

(5/5)

6 days, 4 trekkers, 2 porters, 1 guide-Totally awesome! The views of The Annapurna range were magnificent, and the weather was crystal clear

Phillip Lance Webster
USA
2nd Januaray 2013

Trek in Nepal

(5/5)

Nava is an extremely kind, gentle person who is always calm no matter what happens. He is very efficient.
The Nava for putting me on great trek with Pancha, a great guide. We had a fabulous time on the Ghorepani trek. The accommodation and food was great and I was well looked after.

Thanks Nava & Environmental Treks.

Paul Lawrence Jones
Byron Bar, Australia
20th October, 2012

A thoroughly happy experience! I love Nepal!!!

(5/5)

We just came back from a fantastic trek to Ghorepani - PoonHill. The whole experience was so memorable and incredible! Our guide, Mingma Sherpa and porter (Shyam) made the whole experience even more wonderful. They took great care in making sure we were safe, ate proper food and ensured our every need was taken care of as well as good jokes. Conversations come from different backgrounds. I would rank this as one of my best trip yet! Not forgetting, Nava for initiating the important preliminary information and necessary preparation. A thoroughly happy experience! I love Nepal!!!And I will be back!

Anne Majanil
Malaysia
8th October 2012

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