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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Facts About Trip

Days 7
Grade Easy
Best month March/April/May/June & October/November/December
Maxi Elevation 3200M
Group size Minimum 2 people
Accommodation Lodge stay accommodation
Meal Pay own meal
Starts From Kathmandu
End at Pokhara

Overview And Highlights

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a short trekking package in Annapurna to introduce the beautiful nature of Nepal the first-time trekkers. Besides picturesque scenery, this Annapurna Poon Hil trek also gives travelers an opportunity to observe the local people’s lives and culture.

Trekking along the foothills of the Annapurna makes any hiker look up in awe at this majestic Himalayan range dominating the surrounding geography.

Poonhill Trek Itinerary

Day 01 Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) and catch a taxi to Tikhedunga (1,540m),

Day 02 Trek Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani village (2,860m).

Day 03 Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,630m.

Day 04 Trek Tadapani Chhomrong village (2,170m).

Day 05 Trek Chhomorng to Kimche and catch taxi to Pokhara.

The short trek to Ghorepani village and Poon Hill begins the day after you arrive in Pokhara. A taxi will take you to Nayapul from Pokhara. Once you get on the dirt road heading down to the village and suspension bridge the trail is pretty straightforward. You’ll cross another bridge to Birethanti, check in at a check post, and walk along a trail that follows the river.

Next morning you drop sharply down to the river, cross one more suspension bridge (you’ll come across several on this trek), and start the long climb up to Ulleri, Banthanti and then walk through rhododendron forest before reaching Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, the views keep getting better and there is no backtracking. After a good night’s sleep in Ghorepani, a morning ascent will take you to Poon Hill, one of the most popular places in the entire Annapurna region.

From Poon Hill, you can see the sun come up over the remarkable mountains – which are breathtaking in every way!

From Ghorepani village, you’ll walk along a long ridge through rhododendron forests, impressive river gorges, and a winding stone staircase before stopping at Tadapani.

The next day, you’ll walk along a forest trail, followed by patches of maize and potato fields to Ghandruk.

Ghandruk is a popular Gurung settlement and many members of these villages have served or are now serving in the British Army. After staying overnight in Ghandruk you’ll walk towards the village of Phedi and catch a coach to Pokhara.

However, if you have more time at hand, you can go to Lhandruk and possibly Chomrong for a taste of higher mountain culture and landscape.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is probably the best and most busy trekking route in Nepal among domestic and international trekkers. A single trekking route covers nature, culture, and warm hospitality in a comfortable way.

Day to Day Itinerary Expand/Collapse All

Day 1 : Arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Transfer to Hotel.
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation

After your arrival in Kathmandu, our representatives at the airport will transfer you to your hotel and help you with checking in.

Day 2 : Drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) and catch taxi to Tikhedunga (1,540m), Overnight in Tikhedunga, LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION, driving about 10 to 11 hours.
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation
Elevation
819

We drive Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m) for about 7 hours and catch the taxi to Tikhedunga for 3 hours and overnight stay in Tikhedunga.

Day 3 : Trek Tikhe Dhunga to Ghorepani village, Overnight in Ghorepani village (2,860m), LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION, walking about 5 hours.
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation
Elevation
2860

Today we head to Ghorepani from Tikhe Dhunga, passing through Ulleri and Nange Thati. The trail passes through pastures, cultivated fields, and Rhododendron forests. We camp in Ghorepani.

Day 4 : Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani, Overngiht stay in Tadapani (2,630m), LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION, walking about 7 hours.
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation
Elevation
2630

In Ghorepani, just after an hour’s walk, we reach the famous Poon Hil (3,200m) The view from the top of this beautiful place is superb. The mountains that can be observed from the hill are Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, and Dhaulagiri. After taking in the beauty of Ghorepani we continue walking to Tadapani.

Day 5 : Trek Tadapani Chhomrong village, Overnight in Chhomrong village (2,170m), LODGE STAY ACCOMMODATION, walking about 6 hours.
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Lodge Accommodation
Elevation
2170

Today, you can see the mountain views very close to Annapurna South and Machhapurchhre (fishtail mountain).

Day 6 : Trek Chhomorng to Kimche and catch taxi to Pokhara, Overnight stay in Pokhara own arrangement hotel.
Food
Pay your own
Accomodation
Hotel Stay
Elevation
819

Today you can walk downhill after breakfast for about 1 hour. If you would like to enjoy a few hours in a natural hot spring, you can do Jinu Danda and after lunch can walk towards Kimche and catch the taxi to Pokhara, overnight stay in Pokhara.

Note: We can book any kind of a night hotel stay in Pokhara upon your request as per your budget. You can have a good relax after long walking on trekking. So for it, you have your own choice hotel stay in Pokhara.

Day 7 : Drive Pokhara to Kathmandu via tourist bus about 6 hours, Overnight stay hotel in Kathmandu.

Today, As our packages included, we have a tourist bus driving Pokhara to Kathmandu for 6 hours and stay a night in Kathmandu or Catch a direct International flight in the late evening if you have limited time for travel. The bus leaves at about 7:30 AM from Pokhara and arrives at about 3 PM in Kathmandu.

Note: There is an option transportation from Pokhara by private car/Jeep or Hiace up on your services requested. It means that you can leave any time from Pokhara and can stop as you want and arrive in Kathmandu earlier than the tourist bus about 4 to 5 hours driving. and also flight option available Pokhara to Kathmandu in additional cost. 

Note: Above holiday itinerary can be customized to our guest-specific requirements and can make shorter and longer. We design your holidays accordingly.

What Is Included ?

  • Transportation: return transfers from the International airport to your hotel
  • Hotel stay: one-night hotel accommodation stay in Kathmandu
  • Entry fees: all government taxes and Annapurna conservation entry fees
  • TIMS CARD: (Trekking Information Management System)
  • Guide & porter: One experienced English-speaking guide & necessary supporter to carry your luggage (two guests = 1 porter (we pay their daily wages, insurance, trekking equipment, food, and accommodation)
  • Wages: 5 days guide wages including his insurances/meals/accommodation/insurances/equipments
  • Wages: 5 days porter (to carry your luggage) wages including his insurances/meals/accommodation/equipment
  • 4 nights mountain lodge accommodation (best available) with twin sharing basis on tea house services trek
  • Transportation: Kathmandu to Pokhara via tourist bus 
  • Transportation: Pokhara to trek starting place Tikhedunga via taxi or local bus
  • Transportation: trek ending place Kimche to Pokhara via local jeep or bus
  • Transportation: Pokhara to Kathmandu via tourist bus
  • Trekking equipment: trekking poles, sleeping bag/duffle bag/down jacket (we provide these if necessary), to be returned after the trek completed
  • Water purification tablets: unlimited Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water
  • Supplementary snacks: energy bars and cookies at base camp
  • Fruits: Seasonal fresh fruits where is possible
  • Local SIM CARD (NCELL), to be returned after the trek completed
  • Rescue arrangements: in emergency situation & worst weather condition
  • Diamox: Additional medication for altitude sickness (Acetazolamide etc)
  • Crampons: Snow walking crampons in mountains if necessary
  • Digital pulse: Oximeters for high altitude check
  • Map: Annapurna trekking map
  • Rubbish disposal
  • government taxes & PNT official service charge

Water: Mineral waters are available at all stops during tea house treks (paying your own). You can also use tap water if you choose to use water purification tablets.

Medical support: An emergency first aid kit is carried by the support staff at all times.

What Is Excluded?

  • Meals: All meals (lunch/dinner/breakfast) in Kathmandu/Pokhara & on the trek
  • Snacks: chocolate/aerated drinks/mineral water/alcoholic drinks/nutria bars
  • Hotel stays: extra night hotel stay in Kathmandu
  • Tipping: end of the trek tips to guides and support staff
  • Rescue services: additional costs in case of emergency (You must have adequate medical & travel insurance to cover any kind of emergencies), including helicopter evacuation & hospitalization (medical test, medicine) if required
  • extra expenses: personal expenses and any other unforeseen expenses, such as bottle water/coca-cola/WIFI on trek/hot shower/electric device recharge
  • city visit: sightseeing in Kathmandu entrance fees/transportation/hire guide
  • Flight ticket: Your International flight ticket airfare & Nepal entry visa fees which travel visa can get up on your arrival in Kathmandu airport, On Arrival Visa: Fee 15 Days – 30 USD, 30 Days – 50 USD, 90 Days – 125 USD
  • Services not mentioned herein
  • Personal trekking equipment

Food on tea house trek: During tea house treks our guests pay for their own food (breakfast/lunch/dinner) at the lodge. It can be about USD $25 each day per person. You can choose your own meal as a menu in every tea house.

Travel Insurance: –

Travel Insurance is mandatory for all clients who choose to trek or climb with us. The insurance should cover you in case of emergencies like accidents, altitude sickness, and ambulance and helicopter rescue charges if required. Please carry a copy of your insurance papers while traveling in Nepal and do send us a copy as well. This will help us in making all the necessary arrangements in case of any sort of emergencies.

Altitude Graph

Additional Information

Spring: March-May

The spring season of March/April/May is the best for holidays in the Nepalese Himalayas. The sky and the weather are very clear and sunny in these months and the temperature is warmer. At heights below 3,500 meters, you can expect temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees during the daytime, although these will drop at night. Once above 3,500m, you should expect significant temperature drops at night and early morning, often as low as -15 degrees.

There is some rain in these months, but nothing severe and this really helps to bring out the natural colors in the varied flora and fauna, especially in the national flower of Nepal, the rhododendron.

This is the primary time for tourism in Nepal with trekkers and mountain climbers seen all across the country.

Summer: June – August

Nepal experiences its monsoon season during June, July, and August, and it can sometimes last until mid-September. Some treks are possible in mid-June before the rains really get heavy, however, visibility can be limited.

The rains bring other challenges and obstacles. Mountain flights are not so frequent, while landslides can block the roads. Trekking in mid-June is still possible but we advise against the classic treks such as Everest due to the risk of long delays at Lukla which could potentially lead to missing international flights. If this is the only season possible for you, then we recommend treks in drier parts of the country such as Upper Mustang or Upper Dolpo. We can also suggest other activities such as white water rafting or visiting the National Parks at Chitwan or Bardia.

Autumn: September – November

With very similar conditions to spring, the autumn season begins in mid-September and runs to mid-December, and is also ideal for trekking. This is a long window of good visibility and so there are a wide variety of trekking options available.
This time of year is also known for its festivals, especially the Dashain festival/Tihar festival and Chhad festival. There are also long national holidays so many people return to their villages to see family, making rural Nepal even more vibrant than normal. There is little rain and the skies are mostly clear with warm weather. This does mean that the trekking routes can be quite crowded in the most popular areas so we advise booking early to avoid the disappointment of full tea houses.

The less popular trekking regions such as Manaslu, Tsum Valley, Upper Dolpo, Mustang, and Naar Phu are great alternatives for those who want to avoid the crowds at this busy time.

Winter: December – February

December to February is the winter season in Nepal. Trekking at this time is not ideal and we advise against anything that goes into thin air as snowfall is common and temperatures can be extremely low.

Trips that can be done in winter include trekking in the hills around Kathmandu, Ghorepani, Poon HillNagarkot, Chitwan National ParkBardia National Park, or experiencing a homestay in one of the local villages. The biggest positive of this time of year is the excellent sunsets and sunrises which can often be enjoyed in rural areas.

There is something for everyone at any time of year in Nepal and the team at Peace Nepal Treks is happy to advise the most suitable for your needs.

Below is a checklist of equipment that we advise people have with them when visiting Nepal. This is a guideline only and will depend on the type of trip you are undertaking.

While we always suggest bringing your most important equipment from home, it is possible to buy or rent equipment in Kathmandu where almost all products and major brands are available, often at cheaper rates than you might find at home.

This equipment listed is prepared by our long experiences in trekking. During the treks, our porters can carry approximately 20kg in total while we recommend that any trekker carries their own day-pack that weighs between 8-12kgs which would include a camera, snacks, and drinking water for easy access.

  • Good standard trekking boots
  • Camping shoes/thongs
  • Socks-polypropylene
  • Down Jacket
  • Fleece
  • T-shirts
  • Trekking trousers
  • Shorts (both casual and for treks)
  • Swimwear
  • Sun Hat
  • Woolen Hat
  • Nylon Windbreaker
  • Gloves
  • Gaters
  • Strong Rucksack
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Water Bottle
  • Torch/headlamp (with spare batteries)
  • Toiletries/soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunblock
  • Travel Towel
  • Wet-wipes
  • Medication (cough medicine, throat soothers, water purification tablets)
  • Sunglasses
  • Binoculars
  • Camera & lenses
  • Memory cards
  • GPS Tracking Units may be helpful
  • Altimeter
  • Compass
  • Book/music player/pack of cards
  • Padlock
  • A plastic bag for waste
  • Energy/snack bars

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