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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

View from Poonhill 3210m during Ghorepani Poonhill trek Nepal

Overview

Trip Highlights;

  • Exploration around one of the most enchanting spot on planet – Annapurna Region of Nepal.
  • Opportunity to explore rich culture tradition and lifestyle of Gurung and Magar people.
  • Hike up to Poon Hill at 3210 meters for enjoying the magnificent sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchhre(Fish-Tail) 6997m, Tukuche Peak 6920m, Hiunchuli 6441m and other snow capped mountains in the Annapurna region.
  • Relatively short and easy trekking which is risk-free and suitable for every level of trekkers.

Trip Introduction;
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
is one of the most popular trekking in Annapurna region of Nepal. Also known as ‘Annapurna Sunrise Trek’, it is a relatively easy trekking which is considered best trekking for trekkers with limited days or experience. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek offers sensational mountain views of Machhapuchare, Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri mountains ranges of Nepal. Considered as one of the classic Himalayan views “Ghorepani Poonhill”, attracts thousands of trekkers from all around the globe every year. In addition, one also gets the opportunity to experience the charming villages and interact with the warm and friendly locals. The trek is accompanied with best views of high snow-capped peaks while learning the local culture and tradition. All in all, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an excellent opportunity for both beginners and experienced trekkers to gain a wonderful trekking experience in one of the most enchanting spot in the Himalayas.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Nepal Guide Treks starts with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, we will take another short drive to Nayapul - the starting point of our trek. From Nayapul we will start our trek along the trail that leads through interesting villages, lush and green forests filled with rhododendron, pine and oaks trees towards Tikhedhunga. From there, our trail climbs steadily for few hours until we arrive at Ghorepani. Then we will accomplish an early morning hike to Poonhill at 3210 meters for enjoying stunning sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail) 6997m, Tukuche Peak 6920m, Hiunchuli 6441m and other numerous snowcapped peaks. We will spend some quality time at the viewpoint before heading back to Ghorepani. From there, our trail descends down to Ghandruk - a large Gurung settlement. We continue our descending trek passing through Potana to arrive at Dhampus Phedi, where the trek ends technically. Our wonderful trekking experience at Ghorepani and Poonhill ends with a scenic drive from Dhampus Phedi to Kathmandu via Pokhara. 

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Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] & transfer to Hotel.
Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [820m/2689ft] [5 hrs drive]
Day 03: Drive to Nayapul [1.5 hrs drive] &
             Trek to Tikhedhunga [1577m/5172ft] [3-4 hrs trek]
Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani [2855m/9364ft] [5-6 hrs trek]
Day 05: Morning hike to Poonhill [3210m/10528ft] &
             Trek to Tadapani [2590m/8495ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek] 
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk [1940m/6363ft] [3-4 hrs trek] 
Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk  to Pothana [1890m/6199ft] [5-6 hrs trek] 
Day 08: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi [1130m/3706ft] [4-5 hrs trek] and Drive to Pokhara
Day 09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu [5 hrs drive]
Day 10: Sightseeing at Kathmandu.
Day 11: Departure from International Airport.

Note: The above itinerary outline can be easily tailor-made according to your preference, purpose of visit, and length of stay.  Contact us to customize this trip as per your requirement 

Additional Information

Accommodations: 
Generally we will provide three star rated hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in our inclusive cost, but as per the preference of clients, can easily upgrade or degrade. During the entire Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, there are comfortable tea house accommodations available. We will provide all accommodations in Single, Double, Triple or Twin – Sharing Basic as per your requirements. 

Meals: 
In general, our package trip covers inclusive of all meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the entire trekking and Bed and Breakfast plan in cities. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same tea house spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu.  We will provide welcome dinner after your arrival and farewell dinner before your departure in Kathmandu. 

Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a short and easy trek very suitable for beginner to advanced trekkers who has ability to walk 4-5 hours per day by carrying a light private backpack. Altitude sickness is exceptional for this trip but sometime walking in an altitude may occur unexpected sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We as a decade of experienced trekking and expedition operator agency in Nepal – we highly recommend daily around an hour physical workout a couple of weeks prior to the every trekking adventure trips in Nepal. No any previous trekking experience and high level of physical strength is required for this Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. 

Best Season for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek:
Basically, September, October and November 3 months in autumn and March, April, May 3 months in Spring are considered as a best trekking seasons in Nepal for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. The weather would be clear, sunny and warm in the mountains so we can have great views of mountains during the seasons. However, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek holding the trekker groups throughout the year since some adventure seekers who does not like crowded environment in the trail chooses December, January and February months. June July and August rainy seasons would also be amazing for short hiking like this Ghorepani Poonhill. 

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu [1345m/4411ft] transfer to Hotel.
Our airport representative will meet you at Tribhuwan International Airport on your arrival schedule. Then you will be transferred to the hotel located at the heart of Kathmandu city. Our staff will help you until check-in procedure ends at Hotel. You can either have rest at Hotel or visit NGT's office for gathering information about the trek. In the evening, please join our welcome dinner program organized by Nepal Guide Treks and Expedition Team.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Welcome Dinner.

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara [820m/2689ft] [5 hrs drive]
After breakfast we will take a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. Our drive is over the scenic zigzag hilly roads along the banks of Trisuli River. The drive journey takes about five to six hours to reach Pokhara. Pokhara is a beautiful town set on the banks of the Fewa Lake. It 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 the beautiful mountains. It is smaller and much less hectic than Kathmandu.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul [1.5 hrs drive]Trek to Tikhedhunga [1577m/5172ft] [3-4 hrs trek]
Today we leave Pokhara and take a drive for another one and half hour towards Nayapul - the starting point of our trek. From Nayapul we start our trek along the sub-tropical Modi Khola river valley towards Birethanti. At Birethanti we will have to make a stop at the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP)'s check point. After completing the registration and permit check process we continue our trek through terraced rice fields towards Tikhedhunga for the overnight stay.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani [2855m/9364ft] [5-6 hrs trek]
From Tikhedhunga our trail crosses a small stream before climbing up a steep stoned staircase towards the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2070 meters. We continue our trek through rhododendron and oak filled forests passing through Nangethanti to reach Ghorepani. From here we will have good views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre and other fascinating snow capped peaks.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 05: Morning hike to Poonhill [3210m/10528ft] & Trek to Tadapani [2590m/8495ft] [5-6 Hrs Trek]
Today we will accomplish an early morning hike up to Poonhill for enjoying the magnificent sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167m, Annapurna South 7219m, Machhapuchhre (Fish-Tail) 6997m, Tukuche Peak 6920m, Hiunchuli 6441m, and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. Then, we continue our trek downhill through dense rhododendron filled forest towards Tadapani. On our route we can see variety of wild animals, birds with eye catching waterfalls and sceneries along the way. 
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk [1940m/6363ft] [3-4 hrs Trek]
From Tadapani we follow an easy trail by descending gently through rhododendron and oak filled forests. We can hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers. Ghandruk - is a big Gurung tribe settlement. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum. From this village we can see good views of Annapurna South 7219m, Hiunchuli 6441m, Gangapurna 7455m, Annapurna III 7755m and Fish Tail 6997m.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner] 

Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Pothana [1890m/6199ft] [5-6 hrs Trek]
From Ghandruk we continue our trek by declining steeply down following the stone staircase to Kimbu. Kimbu or Bee hive is located at an elevation of 1200 meters on the bank of Modi Khola. From here we begin to climb the stone staircase up to Landruk. We continue on our trail that ascends through Deurali and towards Tolkha village. The rest of the trail descends gently down to village of Pothana.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 08: Trek from Pothana to Dhampus Phedi [1130m/3706ft] [4-5 hrs trek]
After breakfast we leave Pothana and descend gradually for at least an hour and then follow the gravel road for about two hours. Our trail from there descends steeply to Phedi as we pass through paddy fields and forest protected by local community. After short trekking we will arrive at Dhampus Phedi where our trekking ends technically. We will spend the overnight in Dhampus Phedi.
Accommodation: Tea House Lodge
Meals: All meals [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

Day 09: Drive from Dhampus Phedi to Pokhara [1 hr drive] Sightseeing at Pokhara
Today we will make a relaxed start and take our breakfast in leisure. From Dhampus Phedi we will take a drive for our return journey to Pokhara which takes around one hour. After reaching Pokhara, you will be transferred to the hotel. Feel free to explore around Pokhara. It is a good idea to spend your day relaxing/boating at Fewa Lake or sightseeing around the city. Overnight in Pokhara.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan

Day 10: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu [5 hrs drive]
It takes approximately five to six hours drive to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara. We drive along Prithivi Highway which offers scenic hilly zigzag roads through the banks of Trishuli River. The daily activities of the local people can be seen along the road when we pass through many villages and towns.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort 
Meals: BB Plan

Day 11: Sightseeing at Kathmandu
Click here for detailed information about World's Heritage Sites of UNESCO in Nepal.You would surely like to see as much of Kathmandu as possible. An early start is practical to visit the temples of Kathmandu. Also, walking around the shopping area of Thamel is worth spending quality time at Kathmandu. We will have a final meal together in the evening.
Accommodation: Hotel/Resort
Meals: BB Plan + Farewell Dinner

Day 12: Departure from International Airport
Our airport representative will drop you at the International Airport as per your flight schedule.

Date & Price

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

Check our assured departure schedules given bellow:

Start Date End Date Price in USD Availability Booking
September 21, 2017 October 1, 2017 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
October 2, 2017 October 12, 2017 $ 755 LIMITED Book Now !
October 12, 2017 October 22, 2017 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
October 22, 2017 November 1, 2017 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !
November 1, 2017 November 11, 2017 $ 755 GUARANTEED Book Now !
November 12, 2017 November 22, 2017 $ 755 OPEN Book Now !

Avabillity Options

OPEN: This date is available and open for bookings. Go for it!

GUARANTEED: Guaranteed departure. Seat Available.

LIMITED: Guaranteed departure, Limited seat. You can send booking request for availability.

FULL:This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us if you are interested in traveling on this date.

Your Program Duration = 11 Days

All the Prices are in USD Per Person basis.

Service includes

  • Airport Arrival and departure transfer by private vehicle
  • 3 nights stay in Kathmandu and 2 night stay in Pokhara with BB Plan 
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu including private vehicle, tour guide and entry fees
  • All land transportation by private vehicle as mentioned in itinerary 
  • All meals [B/F, Lunch & Dinner] During Trekking period 
  • Tea House Accommodation during Trekking
  • ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Permit) & TIMS (Trekker's Information Management System)
  • Highly experienced Trekking guide
  • Required Number of Porters “2:1Ratio”
  • Staffs food, clothing, salary & Insurance.
  • General First aid Kids 
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners in Kathmandu
  • All tax, vats and necessary paperwork

Service does not includes

  • Personal Travel Insurance 
  • Personal nature expenses
  • Bar bill and all kind of drinks
  • Rescue & Evacuation
  • Gratitude (tip) for staff

Useful Info

Accommodations: 
Generally we will provide three star rated hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in our inclusive cost, but as per the preference of clients, can easily upgrade or degrade. During the entire Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, there are comfortable tea house accommodations available. We will provide all accommodations in Single, Double, Triple or Twin – Sharing Basic as per your requirements. 

Meals: 
In general, our package trip covers inclusive of all meals – Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the entire trekking and Bed and Breakfast plan in cities. We will have Dinner and Breakfast in the same tea house spent overnight and Lunch will be en-route of trekking towards next destination since we have to leave our accommodation after breakfast to continue the trek. You can enjoy the taste of varieties of cuisines; Nepali food, Tibetan, Continental, Indian, Italian etc by choosing in the menu.  We will provide welcome dinner after your arrival and farewell dinner before your departure in Kathmandu. 

Physical Conditions and Experience Required: 
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a short and easy trek very suitable for beginner to advanced trekkers who has ability to walk 4-5 hours per day by carrying a light private backpack. Altitude sickness is exceptional for this trip but sometime walking in an altitude may occur unexpected sickness, slow and steady walk would be the perfect solution. We as a decade of experienced trekking and expedition operator agency in Nepal – we highly recommend daily around an hour physical workout a couple of weeks prior to the every trekking adventure trips in Nepal. No any previous trekking experience and high level of physical strength is required for this Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. 

Best Season for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek:
Basically, September, October and November 3 months in autumn and March, April, May 3 months in Spring are considered as a best trekking seasons in Nepal for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. The weather would be clear, sunny and warm in the mountains so we can have great views of mountains during the seasons. However, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek holding the trekker groups throughout the year since some adventure seekers who does not like crowded environment in the trail chooses December, January and February months. June July and August rainy seasons would also be amazing for short hiking like this Ghorepani Poonhill. 

Reviews

Ghorepani Poonhill trek with Ramu

I went on the 7 days Ghorepani Poonhill trek with Ramu as my guide (by myself) and had a great time it was a beautiful hike and Ramu was a fantastic guide. He kept me entertained with lots of stones and took care of everything for me, which made the whole trip easy he also had good relationships with this hosts at all of the lodge which realty unhand my experience. Thanks Ramu for very so respectful and terehing mu nepali folk songs and sharing your knowledge of Buddhism, lots of culture, drinks and food with me.

Priyer 

Fantastic time trekking with Nepal Guides

Annapurna Circuit Trek + Poon Hill (10days) I had a fantastic time trekking with Nepal Guides. Traveling alone and with only little time in my schedule I decided to go with package with this company. I was not disappointed. Prakash stuck with the price offered despite 2 other people dropping out of the party. Ramu, the guide, was an absolute legend. Initially worried about the lack of company on the trek but Ramu and I had a great time. He was well mannered, knowledgeable and good fun He offered a unique service. Which induced Surya desserts? We even went foraging for wild mushrooms which we had freshly looked for one lunch. My guide at me set the pace which allowed us to save one day and going no the opportune to see so much more for the allocated time period. All in all, I had a wonderful time trekking with this company. Their service is very professional and I would recommend them to anybody. 

Michael Manchester

Great Rapport with both the Guide and Porter

Poon Hill / Ghorepani trek we took the 6-day trek with Mr. Deepak who was very knowledgeable about all aspects or the Annapurna trek and the whole region in general. We had a great rapport with both the guide and porter, and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our 6 days. We would thoroughly recommend Nepal as every aspect of the guide trek was well organized and we stayed in had good accommodation and very good food and accommodation had very good food throughout we will certainly be back to take a longer trek! 

Stephen and Favin

Professional Services of Prakash

19th June 2008
Having engaged the services of Nepal Guide Treks in October 2007 there was no question at all that when I went back with my wife in june 2008 that we would once again be calling on the professional services of Prakash and his team to organise everything for our Poon Hill & Ghorephani Trek and Chitwan National Park. As on our first visit to Nepal we could not fault the way in which we were looked after from our pickup at the airport to the way all our needs were met. Our guide Rajendra went well out of their way to look after us and we thoroughly enjoyed having their company and knowledge on the trek. They always listened to our needs while trekking and we only walked at a pace that suited us.

We would highly recommend Nepal Guide Treks to anybody wanting to visit Nepal.

Marie & Casper 

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