Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most famed and loved trekking in Nepal. In a very short period of time you will reach to an elevation of 3200 meters and witness some high Himalayan in the region. This trek can be done year around and as there are no chances of altitude sickness, which attracts trekkers in abundance.

Ghorepani Poon hill trek starts from Nayapul and along the trail it showcases several villages inhabited by the indigenous Gurung people. It is not just about adventure on this trail but also about learning culture of the communities of famed Gurkha rifles of British and Indian battalion. The entire trail is entirely inhabited by people of this community providing services and accommodation to the travelers in the region. Simultaneously, along with the houses and culture of people in the region, the trail as well traverses through lush green forest of Rhododendron. Local tourists along with international often visit Poon hill to witness the best blossom of the year.

It is often debated that Poon hill offers one of the best views of the mountains in the Annapurna region. The views include all Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Barah Sikhar, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Machhapuchre, Hiunchuli, Gurja peak and several others. Other than the mountains, if time permits, you can as well accommodate in one of the home stays in Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a very culturally rich Gurung village which allows you to explore their culture via their cuisine, liquor, museum and by trying out their traditional outfit. All the elements make Ghorepani Poonhill trek one of its kind.

This is a very short trek and can be completed in as short as 3 days but it is recommended to keep aside at least a week to enjoy it inside out. On top, it is considered as an easy gradient trek and other than the elevation nothing else is considered challenging. And in such short time and without much of effort you will walk partly on the trail used by ancient silk route traders, reside in the homes of tribal people and most importantly witness the mountains up close.

Book this trek today and collect beautiful memories of Nepal !!!

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
  • Day 02: Trek Preparation and shopping
  • Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara
  • Day 04: Pokhara - Nayapul - Ulleri
  • Day 05: Ulleri - Ghorepani
  • Day 06: Ghorepani - Poonhill - Ghorepani - Tadapani
  • Day 07: Tadapani - Ghandruk
  • Day 08: Ghandruk – Pokhara
  • Day 09: Pokhara - Kathmandu
  • Day 10: Departure your destination.
  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Thank you for choosing Ghorepani poon hill trek as your next adventure destination! On this day you arrive to Kathmandu and we transfer you to your accommodation. You rest and rejuvenate for days to come. You can as well explore the surrounding and get to know a little about the country and culture.

  • Day 02: Trek Preparation and shopping

    You will meet your trek leader on this day and he would brief you about trekking in Nepal and your chosen destination. Meanwhile, the back office staff will prepare all required permits for your trekking. later in the day, you will do the last minute shopping for your trekking along with your guide. While our back office staff get ready preparing permits from the government offices, our guides help you get acquainted with the country by taking you to the most happening market in Kathmandu.

  • Day 03: Kathmandu - Pokhara

    On this day we have our breakfast by 6:00 a.m. in the morning and head towards tourist Bus Park at Thamel and board a tourist bus to Pokhara. The bus ride will take around 7 hours through curvy roads of hilly terrain with couple of breaks in between for snacks and lunch. The drive to Pokhara on one of the major highways is exhilarating with beautiful views of never leaving tributaries, lush green hills and roadside settlements.

  • Day 04: Pokhara - Nayapul - Ulleri

    The day starts early by taking a vehicle out of Pokhara. The drive takes around one and half hours to Nayapul and then the Annapurna Sanctuary trek officially starts on foot from here onwards. The first day of the trek we ascend somewhere around 500 + meters, all the way to Ulleri. Most of the day’s walk is on the jeep track, and is a very easy and good first day walk.

  • Day 05: Ulleri - Ghorepani

    We start climbing on the significant man made steps - around 3500 steps, all the way to Ghorepani via ulleri. It is very beautiful to see the landscape change on this day, the barren ridge turns into sparse trees, which further turns into dense subtropical forest. We would as well traverse through dense forest of Rhododendron and pine. These forested land is a home of wild habitats like langoor monkeys, barking deer and different species of birds. Keep your eyes open for wild animals. Overnight in Ghorepani

  • Day 06: Ghorepani - Poonhill - Ghorepani - Tadapani

    On this day we make approximately 550 m ascent and 710m descent at around 4-5 hours of trek. But before initiating the day’s trek we take a short hike to Poon hill; a grassy knoll famous as viewpoint. We leave our teahouse at Ghorepani by 5:00 a.m. in the morning to witness sunrise over the mountains of Annapurna massif. On this day we have breakfast at 9:00 a.m. and immediately leave for Tadapani. We walk on the trail that is almost entirely in the middle of Rhododendron and oak forest and walk sheer uphill all the way to Deurali. The view of Annapurna gamut and the deepest gorge; Kaligandaki, from Deurali as well is unparalleled. Further downhill from Deurali and except for some treacherous descend the walk is smooth and crosses some streams with swimming prospect along with some beautiful water fall. Overnight in Tadapani

  • Day 07: Tadapani - Ghandruk

    Mostly you will descend all the way to Ghandruk and it will take around 4 hours to reach the destination of the day with easy pace. You will traverse through dense forest all the way to Bhaise Kharka and then further the trail divides and both lead to Ghandruk. There is not much to see along the day and anything that is of interest is the village of Ghandruk itself. Overnight in Ghandruk.

  • Day 08: Ghandruk – Pokhara

    You will not walk any further from Ghandruk onwards. After observing the sunrise over the mountains in the region you may want to try on some ethnic outfit. After taking pictures wearing some bright beautiful attire and clicking some snaps you start embarking on the trail. You descend without stress to Kimche from where you will hop on to one of the local buses or jeeps standby. Around 2 hours of drive and you will reach Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

  • Day 09: Pokhara - Kathmandu

    The bus ride takes around 7 hours to Kathmandu. The bus traverses through beautiful lush green hills and views of mountains (only in season). Once we reach Kathmandu we transfer you to your accommodation and hence officially come to the end of gorepani poon hill trek.

  • Day 10: Departure your destination.

    Today we will drop you at airport to departure your destination accoding to your flight sheduled.

Upcoming Trip Departure

The specific costs are per person for group trekkers (for solo trekkers trip cost may increase some percent) except international airfair. mentioned below are the departure dates obtainable for online booking.
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23 Mar, 2018 02 Apr, 2018 USD $855 Available Book Now
  • Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run.
  • Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
  • Limited - Only few space available

Cost Includes

  • Airport pickup and drop by private vehicle (depends on group size).
  • 3 nights hotel accommodation at 3 star category in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast.
  • All local taxes and Annapurna conservation area project entry fees.
  • Best available twin sharing Tea house/Lodge accommodation with full board meal during the trek.
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • Highly an experienced trekking guide and potters for each pax.
  • 2 nights hotel accomodation in Pokhara BB plan.
  • Accidental and medical Insurance of  Nepalese staffs.
  • Flight/Tourist Bus transportation from Kathmandu  to Pokhara to Kathmandu.
  • Certificate of trek Completion.

Cost Excludes

  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, mineral water  etc).
  • In case of natural calamities i.e. political unrest, cancellation of flight due to weather, landslides etc the extra charge should be borne by themselves.
  • Nepal visa which obtained at the airport on arrival (4 copies of passport size photo).
  • Lunch &  Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara Hotel.
  • Nepal entry visa fee and airport tax during the departure.
  • Tips for trekking crews.
  • Anything else that is not mentioned on what is included.
 

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