Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek

Overview And Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Type

Tea house / Camping

Grade

Moderate

Altitude

3,180 m

Transportation

Flight / Land

Group Size

1+

Best Season

Spring and Autumn

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a short and popular but rewarding trip to the Annapurna region. This 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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Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

After early morning breakfast, drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about six hours. Enjoy scenic views of mountains, hills, villages and rivers along the highway. Pokhara is a tourist's paradise featuring lakes, caves, Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples along with the magnificent views of Lamjung Himal, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri. Stay overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Food
Breakfast/lunch/dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2070

After early morning breakfast, drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Ulleri (2070m.) takes approximately 3 hours. Then trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2675 m.) passing through dense forest of oak and rhododendron. Stay overnight at lodge.

Elevation
3232

Poon Hill is a popular viewpoint to see sunrise/sunset and majestic views of tallest Himalayan peaks. After spending sometime in Poon Hill, hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast and then continue trekking towards Tadapani (2630m) which takes about four and half hours. Stay overnight at lodge.

Elevation
2950

After breakfast, trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (2950m) takes about 3 hours. This trail is best for the bird lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village offering good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Stay overnight at lodge.

Elevation
1990

The early part of your trek is a steep descent following the stone staircase to Kimbu, which is also known as Bee Hive area. Kimbu 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, which is a beautiful Gurung village. The trail follows a leveled path for two hours and then ascends steeply for an hour to Deurali (2150m.) passing through Tolkha village (1850m.). From this point you can see the panoramic view of Dhaulagiri I (8167m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), Fishtail (6997m.), Annapurna III (7755m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.) and Lamjung Himal (6930m.). Now, the rest of the trail descends gently down to Pothana village (1900m.). Stay overnight at lodge.

Elevation
1113

The trail descends gradually for at least an hour and follows leveled path for two hours and then steeply descends to Dhampus Phedi passing through Dhampus village, paddy fields and forest protected by local community. Upon your arrival at Dhampus Phedi, you will drive back to Pokhara that takes about 1 hr. Stay overnight at hotel.

Elevation
1400

After breakfast early morning, drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu that takes about seven hours. En route, you will enjoy the mountain views, green sceneries, rice terrace fields, vegetable fields and people being engaged in their daily life activities. If you choose to fly back to Kathmandu, it takes about 25 minutes. There are several flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara from morning to afternoon.

What Is Included ?

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off services by private vehicle
  • 2 night hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara
  • Trekking guide/s
  • One porter for every 2 trekking participants (1 porter carries 25 kilograms of luggage)
  • All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek
  • Trekking equipments: Sleeping bags, down jackets, duffle bags, trekking poles, etc.
  • Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area (ACAP)
  • Trekkers' Information Management system (TIMS) card
  • All land transportation: Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by deluxe A/C tourist bus and Pokhara – Nayapul and Phedi – Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Insurance and equipments for all guides and porters
  • First aid kit
  • Tax, VAT and our service charge
  • Rescue assistance (In case of emergency, we will organize prompt and professional rescue services. To arrange timely evacuation/rescue by helicopter, you must be well insured from a reliable travel insurance company that covers both helicopter evacuation and medical treatment cost.)
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu with live cultural performance at authentic Nepali restaurant on the last evening
  • Souvenirs (t-shirt, mug, pen, bag, etc.)

What Is Excluded?

  • Personal nature expenses (Telephone calls, internet, toiletries, battery recharge, hot shower, laundry, soft drinks, beers and any alcoholic beverages)
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for involved staffs
  • Lunch and dinner in Pokhara
  • Meals and hotel accommodation in Kathmandu (even in case of early arrival or late departure, early return from trekking due to any personal reason than the scheduled itinerary)

Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek Altitude Profile

Additional Information

Below is a list of equipment and clothing required for trekking. The necessity of these items depends on the type, altitude, timing and destination of trekking. Appropriate trekking gears are not only required for the comfort/pleasure of your trek but also to improve safety factor.  Please have a look over these items in order to fully prepare and thoroughly enjoy the trekking. 

General Items:

Daypack, Rucksack, Sleeping bag, Duffel bag, Walking Poles, walking boots, sandals, Toiletries (Soaps, Toilet papers, Sanitizers, toothpaste, tooth brush, etc.)

Clothing Items:

Thermal underwear, Down jacket, Shorts, Trekking trousers, Towels, Woolen gloves, Gaiters, Fleece jacket or Pullover, Wind/water proof jacket, Raincoat, Warm socks, buff   

Sun-worn Items:

Sun hat, Sunglasses, Snow goggles, Sunscreen, Lip balm

Gadgets:

Headlamp, Flash light, Binoculars, Cameras (chargers and batteries),  

Liquid/Snacks:

Water bottle/bladder, Water purification Iodine tablets, Energy bars and snacks

Medical Essentials:

First Aid Kit 

Optional:

Altimeter, Compass, Binoculars, Books/magazines, GPS, Pocket knife, Candles (for lodges), Notebook with pencil/pen, etc 

Additional items for camping trek:

Tent, Stove and fuel, Utensils for cooking, eating and drinking, sleeping mattresses

Note: We can also provide sleeping bag, down jacket, duffel bag, walking poles, and First Aid Kit in case if you don’t have one. These items are inclusive of total package price. 

Client Reviews

Soo

Singapore

30th Jun, 2022

We were using Nepal Environmental during the Earthquake25/04/2015   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.   Address: Singapore, Singapore


 Rabia Jaffar

Canada

30th Jun, 2022

Ghorepani trails in Annapurna area   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!     Address: Canada


 Phillip Lance Webster

United States

30th Jun, 2022

Ghorepani-PoonHill trek for 6 days   6 days, 4 trekkers, 2 porters, 1 guide-Totally awesome! The views of The Annapurna range were magnificent, and the weather was crystal clear   Address: USA


Paul Lawrence Jones

Australia

30th Jun, 2022

Trek in Nepal   Nava is an extremely kind, gentle person who is always calm no matter what happens.     Address: Byron Bar, Australia


Anne Majanil

Malaysia

30th Jun, 2022

A thoroughly happy experience! I love Nepal!!!   We just came back from a fantastic trek to Ghorepani - PoonHill. The whole experience was so memorable and incredible!    Address: Malaysia


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