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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

The short, easy, beautiful mountain view Ghorepani Poon hill Trek is a trail route in Annapurna region. Find the itinerary and cost in details for this trekking package which offers amazing sunrise view over the Himalayas from Poon hill. Not only that you will also get the opportunity to experience the ethnic Gurung villages. Our trekking itinerary also include city tour.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most preferred and popular trek for all age group in Annapurna Region Trekking. Splendid mountain view, beautiful villages of ethnic group of Gurung and Magar, rhododendron forest with different birds and many more natural gifted things are the main feature of this adventure trekking.

The major unforgettable event of this trek is hiking to the “Poon Hill” from where you will offer amazing view of sunrise over the mountain and panoramic view of mountains such as mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South and other many mountains. This trek route is suited in the foothill of Annapurna Mountain Range. The trail starts from Nayapool after 30 minutes drive from Pokhara. Our trail gradually accents from Nayapool to Tikhedhunga (1540m) following the Modhi Khola (river) then we cross the river and gets Tikhedhunga. From Tikhedhunga we continue our trail toward Ghoripani Village and overnight at lodge. The village is a trade center also. Next day early in the morning we hike to Poon Hill for superb view of sunrise and panoramic view of Annapurna Mountain range. We again trek towards Ghandruk village watching green hill, mountain, forest and observing culture and tradition of local people. From Ghandruk we trek back to Nayapool then drive to Pokhara.

More about Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Well-liked among the trekkers worldwide, poonhill Trekking offers startling scenery of the snow capped peaks of the Greater Himalayan Range, the Gurung and Magar charming villages, dense Rhododendron, Oak forest with varieties of birds, green hills and patchwork valleys.This trek offers a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region in a short time.Actually this trek is designed for those people who do not have enough time to spend in a trek but are willing to take all the opportunity to explore the annapurna region .So,Planning a weekend trek is a great mode to visit the ghorepani poonhill and to satisfy your trip craving in a short time.The trekkers who wish to explore different experience of culture and heritages, distinct Nepalese lifestyle, views of Himalaya, rewarding nature; the evergreen trail of Annapurna Ghorepani region trek can be the adventurous.

The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek begins from beautiful city of Pokhara and the route ascends up the nayapul and crosses the Modi Khola following a trek to Hile, leading you to Tikhedhunga.You trek through dense Rhododendron forest and some of the ethnic Magar villages head towards Nanga Thanti. As you advance forward, you reach the top of the Ghorepani settlements where you can gaze your eyes on spectacular mountain views.The entire trek is possible to make within 3 or 4 days go and back same route through the beautiful Ulleri village, ending the trek at Pokhara. It is possible done anytime of year and it might be suitable for both novice and experienced travellers.

This trek needs to be experienced and cannot be explained. And this is why it must be on your bucket list.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Information (Summary)

Title Description
Trekking Region Annapurna Trekking Region
Trip type Trekking and City sightseeing
Name of Trekking Trip Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Total Days 10 Days
Group Size Minimum 1
Maximum Altitude 3,210 meter
Transportation Kathmandu to Pokhara & Pokhara to Kathamndu by deluxe tourist bus
Pokhara to Nayapul & Nayapul to Pokhara by private vehicle
Meal Breakfast in Kathmandu & Pokhara
Breakfast, lunch & dinner during the trekking in Mountain Region
Guide & Porter We provide a guide and porter (one porter for two trekker) during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.
Annapurna Base Trek grade Moderate
Accommodation Mid range hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Tea house/Lodge during the trekking.

Itinerary for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Day 01 : Arrive at Kathmandu airport (1345meters) & transfer to hotel – 20 minutes. Overnight at hotel.

Day 02 : Full day city sightseeing in Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

Day 03 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) – 6 hrs. Overnight at hotel.

Day 04 : Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Trek from Nayapul (1070m) to Ulleri (1960m).
Our trekking guide meet you at the hotel in Pokhara and you will drive to Nayapul by private vehicle which takes around 1 hours. After getting in Nayapul, we start to trek and head to Tikhedungga then Ulleri after following Modi Khole. Finally, we arrive in Ullery and check in lodge/teahouse. You will be offered a local dinner in the evening. Overnight at hotel/lodge.

Day 05 : Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani (2860m).
Normally we get up 6:30 am to 07:00 Am and have a breakfast. After that we start to trek and our trail starts to ascent so; we climb quite steeply. We will be able too see little bit of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli with the rising sun. It will be also good the look in the bottom of the valley. Our trail starts to descend to the river with a series of small waterfalls. Within hours the trail goes through a beautiful forest path and you will reach the village of Ghorepani and you will feel nice and warm quickly. You will be check in teahouse/lodge and get refresh. In the evening you may explore the Ghorepani village. Evening, you will be offer local dinner and overnight at lodge/teahouse.

Day 06 : Visit Poonhill (3,210 m) and trek to Tadapani (2630m):
Today, we get up early in the morning (about 4:30 am) and we hike to Poonhill to see the sunrise over the Annapurna massif. You will see the sun rise view and the mountains; Annapurna I (8091m), Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna South (7219m) and Annapurna mountain range, you will also able to see the magic show of light up gradually to orange over the mountain during the sunrise.

After this best of the sunrise we walk back to Ghorepani and enjoy, a delicious breakfast and start to trek. Our trail goes watching the panoramic view stretching view of from Dhaulagiri to Machhapuchhare through the peaks of Annapurna. The trail is probably the most beautiful trek. It follows the ridge path and offers us splendid views of Annapurna South. Finally, we reach Tadapani. Evening, you will be offered local dinner and overnight at lodge/teahouse in Tadapani.

Day 07 : Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m):
Today you will enjoy the Annapurna light up, and the best view remains Machhapuchhare (Fishtail) mountain this morning. After breakfast, we continue our trek to Ghandruk. Evening we will reach Ghandruk and check in lodge/teahouse.

Day 08 : Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara:
After breakfast, we start our trek. Our trail starts to descend and get Nayapul. From Nayapul we drive back to Pokhara.

Day 09 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu – 6 hrs. Overnight at hotel.

Day 10 : Transfer to the airport (20 minutes) for final departure from Nepal.

Price Included

  • Airport pick up & transfer to hotel (day 01) + Airport drop (day 10) by private vehicle.
  • Mid range hotel in Kathmandu (day 1, day 2 & day 9) on twin sharing basis with breakfast.
  • Tourist bus ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara (day 03) & Pokhara to Kathmandu (Day 9).
  • Mid range hotel in Pokhara (day 3 & day 8) on twin sharing basis with breakfast.
  • Private vehicle for Pokhara to Nayapul (day 4) & Nayapul to Pokhara (day 8).
  • All meals (breakfast, Lunch & dinner) during the trekking in mountain area.
  • Accommodation in Tea House / Lodge - room on twin sharing basis during the trekking in mountain area.
  • A professional guide & porter (1 porter for 2 persons) their salary, meal, accommodation & insurance.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area entrance permit fee.
  • TIMS fee.
  • Government taxes.

Price Not Included

  • International airfare to and from your country
  • Nepal visa fee: Nepal entry visa ( US$ 40 or equivalent foreign currency for 30 days . you will also require 2 passport size photos.)
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Any alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, boiled & mineral water, beverages etc during the trek.
  • Tips for trekking & other employed staffs which is not mandatory but expected.
  • Hot shower, battery charges (available in trek with extra cost or free in some lodges)
  • Unforeseen cost such as flight cancellation or delayed, sick in trek and others.
  • Cost due to bad weather etc which is out of our control Any other cost, which is not mentioned in cost includes items as above

 

Accommodation

Smile Adventure and Tours offers mid range hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara – room on twin sharing basis where you will find neat and clean environment.

During the trekking – Smile Adventure and Tours will arrange your accommodation at standard tea house or lodge – room on twin sharing basis with attached bathroom however some places will not have attached bathroom so; bathroom are on sharing basis.

Meal

Smile Adventure and Tours offers breakfast in the hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara but you have to pay your own lunch and dinner.

Smile Adventure and Tours will provide all meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) during the trekking in Mountain area.

Transportation

Private Vehicle : – Airport transfer (day 1) & drop (day10), transfer from Pokhara to Nayapul (day4) & Nayapul to Pokhara (day 8).

Tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara (day 3) & Pokhara to Kathmandu (day 9).
OPTIONAL : if you want to take a flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara then we offer you US$ 95 per person for one ways & US$ 190 for round trip which is extra (not included in the price).

Guide & Porter during the trekking

Smile Adventure and Tours will provide a professional trekking guide (license holder). We arrange porter(s) to carry your gears (a porter can carry maximum 15 kg) and the porter will accompany with you. The number of porter depends on group size. We will provide the salary, accommodation, insurance, meals for the guide and porter.

A trekking day in Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The trek starts after a delicious breakfast with a cup of tea. Our guide briefs about trail then after we start to walk of 3 to 4 hours. We offer lunch in a local teahouse or shop. After luch you will relax for a while and continue to walk for for 3 to 4 hours until we reach next destination. When we reach next destination we can enjoy short hiking around the village or enjoy games. Evening have a dinner and overnight at the teahouse/lodge. We also offer to rest frequently and give enough time to load & capacitor the amazing scenery of mountain, local settlement, and countryside in your camera during the trail.

Personal gears & equipments need during trekking

Sleeping bag
Down Jacket
Gloves
Warm Jacket
Cotton t-shirts
Cotton pants
Sun hat
Sun cream lotion
Handkerchief
Sun glasses
Comfortable hiking boots
Slipper
Walking poles (if necessary)
Flash light with extra batteries
Personal medical kit box.
Extra batteries for camera
Raincoat
Backpack- with outsider pockets to handle smaller items.

Health & Experience Required for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek trek is a easy grade trek which offers at least 5-6 hours easy work in a day. We can do Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek if you have average physical fitness with good health condition. Please note that walking in higher altitude demands more physical fitness than walking in lower altitudes. Some weeks of exercise and jogging before the starting the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is highly suggestible. Headaches, fever, vomiting, dizziness, loss of appetite or stomach disorders are symptoms of high altitude Sickness, the main cause of high altitude sickness is lack of enough oxygen in air. We find less oxygen in the higher altitude then less altitude so the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek itinerary have been customized by Smile Adventure and Tours considering the sufficient time to acclimatize in each places.

Trekking grade of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Easy: East trek offers 5 to 6 hours walking up and down gradually in hills. This trek is suitable for people who have an average level of fitness and it does not need any past experience. This trek gradually goes up to 3210 meters altitude.

Travel Insurance

All trekkers / travelers are requested to insure their travel insurance before traveling for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Please note that the insurance should be covered medical, air ambulance, helicopter rescue, and all treatment costs.

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