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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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USD 690 per/person

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - Overview

Key Information

Trip Starts:

Kathmandu

Trip Finishes:

Kathmandu

Trek Difficulty:

Moderate

Destination:

Nepal

Highest Elevation:

2875

Trekking Hours:

5 / 6 Hours

Accommodation:

Hotel / Lodge

Trip Duration:

10

Trip Hightlights

  • Trekking in the Annapurna region
  • Fabulous mountain views throughout
  • Beautiful forests teaming with wildlife
  • Breathtaking sunrise over the Himalayas from Poon Hill
  • Old Ghandrung village

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is ideal for people limited by time or if you have a young family. The sunrise over Poon Hill, a hilltop and excellent sunrise view point with magnificent panoramic views of both the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan Ranges, is one of the highlights of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, among many others. It is not a difficult trek, but it is an excellent introduction to trekking and mountain culture in a stunning setting.The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the finest and shortest Himalayan journeys in Nepal.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek begins just north of the beautiful lakeside town of Pokhara. Known for being the most scenic short trek in Nepal, the trail leads you through lush sub-tropical forest rich with wildlife, pretty villages with neatly terraced rice fields, and along some great ridges that provide spectacular Himalayan panoramas. En route, there are several old villages and hamlets dotted along this trail, along with some fantastic rhododendron forests and crystal-clear rivers to enjoy. The area is more developed than most other trekking routes; one advantage of this is that accommodations and facilities are better. Most of the lodges have good facilities, hot showers, and good food, with Wi-Fi widely available. Local life and tradition, however, are still very much alive.

Himalaya Heart Treks will look after you all the way. Our mountain guides have spent many years leading groups at both low and high altitudes and are well equipped to deal with any problems. Our teams are always well prepared, and we provide our porters and support staff with excellent equipment. We operate Ghorepani Poon Hill Treks in small groups.

 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary Expand All Close All

Kathmandu One of Our Team will welcome you at the airport to take you to your hotel where you will meet your guide and we can talk about the trip in more detail and answer any questions you may have. The rest of the day is free to relax and perhaps discover the bazaar and surrounding areas.

Food
Welcome dinner at Kathmandu.
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Today there is a full day sightseeing around the Kathmandu Valley touring its premium destinations that have managed to find a place in the UNESCO world’s heritage list. We begin with Swayambhunath climbing its stairs which are said to encompass the 13 paths to reach enlightenment. The Hindu heritage of Pashupatinath is next on our list resonating in the prayers of thousands who visit the temple each day. We head towards Kathmandu Durbar square to witness a historical journey encompassing generations of Nepalese Kings before ending our journey at Boudhanath well known for its sunset views.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Our whole team leaves for Pokhara today. We check out of the hotel for the drive to Pokhara, 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu. The drive is an excellent experience of Nepal’s highway system and a very scenic one with the Rolling Foothills, Mountain Views and along fast flowing rivers. When we reach Pokhara,this beautiful lake town always provides a welcoming gesture with stunning views of the mountains on a clear day. We check into our hotel and relax.
 

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
850

After an early breakfast, we drive to Nayapul, our starting and ending point of this trek it takes around an hour by car from Pokhara. Then start our trek to Birethati, a prosperous small town beside the Modi River. Our trek today is fairly easy one starting with a walk on a broad dirt road along the Modi Khola valley for the first half hour.We leave the valley and head towards Tikhedhunga. A small settlement of tea houses, Tikhedhunga makes a perfect place to spend overnight. On the way we pass local villages and see waterfalls, cascading from above.

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
1500

Today we make our way to Ghorepani. The trail is a long but steady incline passing small waterfalls and streams along the way to the village of Ghorepani. It is tougher than yesterday as we have to climb 3300 steps the reward is well worth it though from Ghorepani we have some fantastic snow capped views of Annapurna South Dhualagiri and Macchapucchare.

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2875

The trek to Poon Hill (3210 m) is a must for us.We make the walk up before dawn to this celebrated viewpoint before the first light of dawn. Sunrise over the Annapurnas is an unforgettable experience,We follow up the well-marked path by the light of our head torches, reaching the summit as the first rays of the sun illuminate Dhaulagiri and Tukuche Peak with a beautiful pink glow. The walk takes around 45 minutes. After enjoying the view, we retrace our steps to Ghorepani for a hearty breakfast, before setting off on our trek to Tadapani. A short early morning climb to the Deurali pass for a spectacular panorama over Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. The trail descends steeply through the dense moss-covered forest with rich bird life to Tadapani which also provides a lovely close-up sunset view.

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
2630

Today the trekking trail is a lot easier as it descends steeply through rhododendron forests to Baise Kharka. On the way there are troops of monkeys and a wide varietiy of birds. The right-hand trail makes a short, steep descent among rocks to a stream crossing then leads out a ridge towards Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a beautiful village, the second largest Gurung village in Nepal. We reach there for lunch and we have the afternoon to explore the maze-like streets of this thriving old Gurung settlement. There are some splendid mountain views of Annapurna South and Fishtail from Ghandruk.

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1940

After Breakfast in Ghandruk we have another easy day to end our trek. The trail passes through small hamlets, terraced rice fields and subtropical forests. We head down to the valley floor then mostly follow the ever-flowing Modi Khola. Its an easy and very pleasant walk to Birethanti and a fitting end to some fabulous days in the mountains. We take lunch in Birethanti before continuing our walk to Nayapul to meet our private vehicle for the one hour drive back to Pokhara and the transfer to our Hotel.

Food
Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
850

We drive back to Kathmandu arriving mid afternoon at our hotel. Spend time at leisure. (You also have an option to fly back to Kathmandu at an additional cost.) A farewell evening meal in a traditional restaurant is planned.
 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
1400

Today its time to move on we hope you have had a great time with us and we would like to meet again in the future. If you are flying today.we will drop you at the airport as per your flight schedule or assist you with any other move.

Food
Breakfast

Trip Cost Includes

  • Pick up & drop off on your arrival and departure
  • Hotel accommodations in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Basic lodge accommodation during the trek
  • A professional trekking guide and necessary number of porters [one porter in between two people]
  • Trekking Entry permit and TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner during trek
  • Road transportation
  • Emergency rescue arrangement (Makes sure your insurance will cover it)
  • Insurance for guide that includes their emergency rescue
  • Necessary equipment for guide & porter
  • First aid kits

Trip Cost Excludes

  • International flight fare and travel insurance
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Alcohol and any drinks on the trip
  • Tips for guide and porters
  • All expenses of a personal nature e.g. toilet paper, medicines, and confectionery etc.
  • Private transport if needed
  • Any other cost raised by unforeseen circumstances

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Altitude Profile

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Route Map

route map

Useful Information

Packing List

Check the list of items necessary for trekking in Nepal.

Clothes

  • Good and comfortable trekking boots
  • Warm socks for evening
  • Light trekking socks
  • Warm clothes for morning and evening
  • Couple of T-shirts
  • Light trousers/shorts
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat
  • Sandals for evening
  • Swimming costumes

Daily Uses

  • Toiletries and medical kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Suntan lotion
  • Small towel
  • Warm sleeping bag

Tools

  • Flashlight or head torch
  • Trekking poles
  • Backpack with rain cover
  • Water bottles
  • Purification tablets

Client Reviews about Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Rfrench14

Germany

3rd February, 2023

8 day trek

Myself and my fiancee had an amazing time on our trek with our guide Ram Timalsina and porter Narayan Neupane. We had originally planned to do an 8 day hike to ABC however it would have been quite rushed so we decided to alter our route to end off at Poon Hill. Ram was fantastic in helping us make these changes and made our experience very enjoyable. Accommodations on the mountain and food through the trek was fantastic and the trek was extremely well organized. I would highly recommend Himalaya Heart Treks for those considering coming to Nepal and doing some hiking!

Qvi2017

United Kingdom

13th July, 2023

One of the Beast Holiday

I would definitely recommend Himalaya Heart. Communication before the trek was excellent and all the arrangements worked well and efficiently. A good and informative guide in Hira, he really added to the overall experience: a fabulous 5 day trek staying in lodges in small villages. Trekking is spectacular in places and never less than inspiring. Rhododendron forest, rivers and waterfalls, buffalo working in the terraced fields, grey langur monkeys in the trees, and then the breathtaking Machhapuchhre appearing through a gap in the vegetation.
The trek was hard at times, up and up stone steps, but then worth every tread as you gaze at the scenery and the mountains. Sunrise at Poon Hill, a clear dawn in Tadopani and arrival in Ghandruk with the Annapurna range in full view was as near to paradise as you can get!
A wholehearted recommendation of Himalaya Heart. Many thanks Thakur, Shital and all the team, we will certainly be back again.

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Switzerland

10th May, 2024

Nepal trip 2024

If you come to Nepal, book Shital Dharel. He is the best!

Apr 2024 • Family

We are a family from Zurich/Switzerland with two sons (9 and 12 years old). In April 2024 we visited Kathmandu and from there we travelled to Pokhara and trekked to Poon Hill. Shital was our guide. We have travelled a lot and all over the world, from South America to the Middle East and Oceania. We have never had such a warm, helpful, competent and thoughtful guide as Shital. He organised everything perfectly, immediately provided alternatives in the event of problems (cancelled flights due to forest fires) and also helped us in all other situations (with the children: nausea during the trip, etc.).

Therefore: If you come to Nepal, book Shital Dharel. He is the best!

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Ireland

10th May, 2024

Short hike to nepal

 

Apr 2024 • Couples

We have just finished an amazing hike with our guide Thakur and porter Dinnes around the Annapurna range. Everything was so well organised, all we had to do was hike! Thakur and Dinnes were extremely attentive and great company along the way. Would highly recommend Himalaya Heart Treks & Expedition and we cannot wait to come back for our next trek.

Jazz C

United Kingdom

10th May, 2024

EBC Chola Trek

Feb 2024 • Friends

Me and friend went on a 6 day trek to Poon Hill .

Hari was an absolute gem! He took us to some of the most secluded spots with stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas. And let me tell you, the sunrise we witnessed was absolutely magical!

Hari's knowledge of the area was impressive, and he knew all the hidden gems that offered the best views. He made sure we had plenty of time to soak in the beauty and take amazing photos. Plus, his enthusiasm for nature and the mountains was contagious!

He made sure all the guesthouse we stayed in were warm for the cold cold nights and had a hot shower and wasn’t too crowded from other tourists .

I can't recommend Hari enough as a guide. He made our trek through the foothills an unforgettable experience, and I'm so grateful for the memories we created together. If you're looking for a guide who will take you to secluded spots and show you the most beautiful views, Hari is the one! 🏔️🌅

 

 

 

Rayan

Australia

3rd July, 2024

It Was Amazing trip to Nepal

Mar 2024 • Friends

I did the Annapurna trek I will like I am in heaven place are very nice amazing view. Perfect experience about the mountain the guide Mr Hari he is such a good person he feel full feel our all concerns about all the things ..if you want to do the trek you can do from the Himalayan heart treks expedition it’s situated in center of thamel area…

Trip Cost

USD 690 per/person

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