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Ghorepani PoonHill Trek

7 days Package | (Based on 2 Review)

  • Availability
    Any Time of the Year

  • Trip Duration
    7 days

  • Trek Difficulty
    Moderate

  • Group Size
    Private & Group Tour

  • Maximum Altitude
    3210 m

  • Guide Language
    English

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Quick Overview

  • Start: Kathmandu
  • End: Pokhara
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Best Season: Sept-Dec, Feb-May

Introduction

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the best short trek that takes you into the heart of the Annapurna Region. Perched at an elevation of 3,210 meters, the Poon Hill is the most famous viewpoint providing close up sunrise and sunset view over snow-clad mountains. With picturesque sunrise views over the Annapurna Himalayas, cultural insights of the region, the magical Himalayan panorama, and mesmerizing natural scenery make Ghorepani Poonhill Trek good a pick for avid trekkers as well as for beginners. From Poon Hill viewpoint, one can witness the best view of mountains including Annapurna, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Himchuli, Fishtail, and other neighboring peaks. This trek also provides the best opportunity to get close with  Gurungs and Magar's local inhabitants and we will be getting their cultural insights, history, and lifestyle. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is possible throughout the year, but the months of Sep-Dec and Feb-May are the best for this adventure.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek starts with a scenic drive to the city of lakes, Pokhara from the capital city, Kathmandu. After a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara, we start our walk following Modi Khola leading you to Ulleri. The trail leads you through colorful rhododendron and pine forest as we head towards the large Gurung village, Ghorepani. On reaching the top of the Ghorepani Village, you can relax by enjoying an amazing mountain views. The next day starts with a hike up to Poonhill and after an hour you can reach a place from which you can have the majestic view of the Annapurna range and other snow-capped mountains. For those who have a short time in Nepal but want to experience mountain environment and the unique Nepalese culture, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is recommended for you.

Trek Highlights

  • Scenic drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu
  • Best view of mountains: Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail, Himchuli, etc
  • Warm hospitality by Gurung and Magar locals
  • Walkthrough rhododendron and pine forest
  • Majestic sunrise over snow-clad mountains: Poon Hill viewpoint

Food

 The meal on Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is very convenient but not as in cities. We're going to higher-elevation, so you'll find teahouses run by local people who provide delicious food such as local food, Eggs, Pasta, Cereals, Potatoes, Noodles, Vegetables, Fried rice, Soup, etc and other Nepali food, Indian food, Chinese Food, American food, Continental food and many more dishes you like to have from menu card.

Accommodation:

The higher you get you'll find fewer number of tea-houses as in mountain regions it's hard to provide all facilities like in the city area, most of the lodges have squat toilet system up there and generally twin and three Sharing room with mattresses, blanket and pillows will be provided.

Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu
Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
Day 3 : Driving from Pokhara to Nayapool then trek to Ulleri
Day 4 : Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani
Day 5 : Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and then to Tadapani
Day 6 : Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk
Day 7 : Trek from Ghandruk to Birethanti and drive back to Pokhara
Day 1 : Arrive at Kathmandu

After your arrival at the International airport, our representative greets you and transfers you to a hotel. After reaching the hotel, he/she will briefly describe the trip. In the evening, we may go out for a short local market tour. Overnight stay.


Day 2 : Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

In the morning, we take a tourist bus and drive 125 miles away from Kathmandu Valley to Pokhara. It takes 6-7 hours drive to reach the city of lakes where you can enjoy boating at Phewa Lake and visit several places such as Tal Barahi Temple, Davis Falls, Begnas Lake, Sarangkot, etc. Overnight at Pokhara.


Day 3 : Driving from Pokhara to Nayapool then trek to Ulleri

From Pokhara, we drive to Nayapul which takes about 1:30 hours to get there. We trek to Ulleri via Tikhedunga Khola on the suspension bridge.  The trail is quite steeply with a stone staircase. Overnight at Ulleri. 


Day 4 : Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani

Passing through many local villages, lodges, gentle green rolling hills, rivers we reach famous Gurung and Magar village, Ghorepani. Ghorepani is full inhabited by Gurung and Magar people where you can learn their culture, taste their cuisines and explore their daily lifestyle. We spend overnight before going to Poon Hill.


Day 5 : Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill and then to Tadapani

This is the main day of our trek where we are going to Poon Hill's viewpoint to witness the best sunrise view in the early morning over the Himalayas such as Annapurna, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, and other mountains. Then we trek downhill to Ghorepani, have lunch and trek to Tadapani for an overnight stay.


Day 6 : Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk

We continue our trek to Ghandruk via Bhaisi Kharka. We can visit Gurung Culture Museum in Ghandruk and see the way of life of the Gurung people and daily lifestyle. Overnight in Ghandruk.


Day 7 : Trek from Ghandruk to Birethanti and drive back to Pokhara

This is the final day of our trek where we walk downhill most of the time. We trek back to Pokhara via Birethanti.


Cost Includes

  • Airport peak and drop.
  • A three-star hotel in Kathmandu ( On arrival)
  • Three times meal on trek ( breakfast, lunch, Dinner)
  • Hot drinks (tea or coffee)
  • Jomsom Pokhara airplane Ticket
  • All the necessary airport pick up and drop
  • All necessary ground transportation during the trip
  • Accommodation on trek normal twine sharing basic rooms. Best in twin)
  • Experience English speaking guide
  • Sporting staff (porter) each  two people one porter (  porter  carry 25kg)
  • All the Annapurna conservations entrance fee and TIMS card as a required from Nepal Gov.
  • Pokhara –Kathmandu tourist bus services (you can come by plane too if you want. It cost $120 per person.
  • Duffle bag for keeping your goods during the trek (refundable after the trek)
  • Down Jacket for the cold place (Refundable after the trek )
  • Nature Explore Trek T-shirt as a gift
  • Medical Kitbag
  • Treated drinking water
  • All the Gov. Vat Tax, services

Cost Excludes

  • International air ticket( Home to Home)
  • personal insurance(encase for emergency only)
  • personal trekking gear
  • Accommodations, lunch, and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra cold drinks 
  • Personal expenses like use the internet, extra snacks, laundry, buttery charges, etc…
  • Above mentions in Itinerary if you stay in longer or use more services in the mountain.
  • Tipping to staff
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2021 15th 6 550 1 to 6 Join Group
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2021 9th 6 550 1 to 8 Join Group
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2020 3rd may 6 550 1 to 6 Join Group
2020 15th 6 550 1 - 5 Join Group
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2020 15th 6 550 1 - 7 Join Group
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2020 9th 6 550 1 to 6 Join Group
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2020 4th 6 550 1 to 10 Join Group
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2020 3rd 6 550 1- 13 Join Group
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Julia McBurney

Published: Feb 19, 2020

USA
Rating:

Ghorepani Poon Hill and Mardi Himal

My trek with Nature Explore was an absolutely unforgettable experience. It was my first time trekking in Nepal, and I know without a doubt that I’ll be back soon! I did a 9-day trek combining Poon Hill and Mardi Himal in January 2020 with two friends. We saw breathtaking sunsets and sunrises and incredible close-up views of majestic mountains like Machhapuchhre and Annapurna South. We hiked through the rainforest, around beautiful mountain villages, and crossed bridges suspended over rivers. After days of hard trekking we also bathed in natural hot springs, a well-deserved treat.

I could not have asked for a better guide than the one who led us, Chhabin KC. Not only was he very knowledgeable and experienced, but he also guided us through our journey with a fantastic attitude and sense of humor. One of the most rewarding parts of the trip was interacting with the local people, and learning about their culture and language. Chhabin helped make this part of the trip especially meaningful. It was very clear to me that the company cares very much about its clients and is willing to cater to their individual needs as much as possible. I would highly recommend Nature Explore to anyone hoping to trek in Nepal.

Sherine Rossoul

Published: Feb 20, 2020

UAE
Rating:

 

They took great care of our 2 year old!

We just came back from a trip to Nepal to do the Poon Hill trek with Nature Explore and it was absolutely wonderful!
first of all we started planning since May (we travelled in November) and i contacted many travel agents because i was very scared since we were going to trek with our 2 year old toddler. Nature Explore was the only agency that actually answered all my questions clearly and assuringly (instead of just replying with the formula copy/paste answer) they were very attentive and patient and happily answered every single small silly question i had!
They were the best priced and i was very happy with all the hotels and lodges they put us in, Bharat was our go to person and he was more than accommodating to our every need! he even gladly entertained our 2 year old and packed him fruits by himself which i found to be a blessing!
He is extremely knowledgable in mountaineering and was always ready and patient and fun to be around!
I was amazed at their generosity, they only charged my husband and i for a double room but actually always booked us the family room or triple room for our child! they even paid for all his food even when we insisted that we pay!!! i'm not saying that they will do the same with you (and honestly i don't think they should since they charged less than other agencies to begin with) but i just want to highlight their extreme willingness to please and accomodate. when was the last time someone offered you free stuff?!

I would highly recommend them and i would definitely do our next trek in Nepal with them!

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