Ghorepani Poon Hill Short Trek

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 5 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Easy
Transportation Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Accomodation Teahouse
Price US $ 450
Trip Style Tea house trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 3210
Per Day Walking 4 - 6 Hours
Best Season Throughout the year
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Trip Highlights

  • Free Cancellation
  • No Credit Card Fees on Booking Amount
  • Instant and Secured Online Booking System
  • Full Packages Trip with 3 Times Meal Plan at Best Guaranteed Price
  • Beginners or trekkers with limited time frame choose this trek as it is relatively simpl trail. 
  • More than 100,000 trekkers per year pave the way to Poon Hill as lucrative snowcapped mountains view lures all of them.
  • Gurung Museum on the site speaks about the bravery of Gurkhas.
  • On the way trekkers pass through series of beautiful villages of its own type, terraced farmlands, rhododendron forests, and amazing panoramic views of mountains which gives you the feeling of refresh forever.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Short Hiking is an exciting hiking package that will let you explore the major attractions with sunrise and sunset view of Annapurna Himalayan ranges just in 5 days from Pokhara and 7 days from Kathmandu. Short trekking of poonhill is suitable for those who are bounded by their time and cost limits. Poonhill gives an opportunity to reach to altitude of 3210m which is the maximum height that we will reach by participating in easy Poonhill hike. Poonhill hiking route continues through forest of blooming rhododendrons and bamboos and also gives us chance to explore villages of Gurung and Magar ethnics.

Ghorepani is one of the villages which lies in Myagdi District in Dhaulagiri Zone. It lies 17 km far from Beni, the district capital at an elevation of approximately 2874m (9429ft). The village lies within the Annapurna region. We can move to a maximum height of Poonhill which is 3210m to view the sunrise and sunset. In Ancient traders, this place was used to be a rest stop found water (Pani in Nepali) for their horses thus leading to the nomenclature Ghorepani.

It is a small hiking circuit in the lower part of Annapurna Conservation Area. The prime destination of this trail is awesome viewpoint at Poon Hill from where one can enjoy fascinating snow-capped peaks. The trekkers will have a deep impression of this region as the trail leads to rhododendron forest, different villages, streams, heterogeneous landscapes and lush vegetation. The warm welcome and behavior of local people equally fascinate the traveler.

Poonhill short hiking begins from Nayapul which is in driving distance from Pokhara. We can reach Pokhara in 30 minutes by flight or it will take around 6 hours to the drive. Leaving Nayapul, we will follow the dirt trail through Tikhedunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ghandruk. This hike is also known as Sunrise Hike. This Hike challenges your stamina at Ulleri where there are more than 3000 stone steps, one of world’s largest stone steps. On the way to Ulleri and Ghorepani, you witness serene beauty of Mt. Annapurna (8091m), and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m) provide you a different experience which will give you the feeling of heaven. The ultimate destination, Poon Hill, gives eternal joy to hikers as you are in unison with nature. The experience of hiking does not stop here. From Poon Hill, we move to Ghandruk Village enjoying the Gurung Museum in beautiful Gurung village.

Ghorepani Poon Hill hiking experience is provided to you by Nepal Trek Adventure with best of services and itinerary. This hiking can be done not only for 7 days. The days of the hike can be extended to 10 days or reduced to 3 days, 4 days and 5 days, for which you can write us for the possible itineraries.

Free Cancellation Policy
Free Cancellation up to the 8th day before departure. For more to know click our Payment Term and Condition Policy.

Note: This Trekking is starting from Pokhara and also it is possible to start from Kathmandu. To start this trekking from Kathmandu you need to buy a domestic flight ticket to Pokhara. If you need a flight ticket we can book a ticket for you. Or if you are already in Pokhara, please mention us your Hotel name in our email closer to the trip date. The cost of any transportation to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu is extra. 

EXTRA COST: KATHMANDU TO POKHARA- TRANSPORTATION TYPE (TIME DURATION/COST)

By Daily Tourist Bus
The bus leaves every morning from Kathmandu at around 7 am from Tourist Bus Park in Kathmandu. It takes around 7 to 8 hours to reach Pokhara, which means you will reach Pokhara at around 2 pm. There will be a two-time break during the drive, which is for breakfast and lunch. The cost of the buses ranges from USD 10 to 25 USD which depends upon the quality of the tourist bus you demand. The traffic jams and road condition affect the arrival and departure.

By Private Car/Jeep
The private car leaves from Kathmandu according to your time that means you can move as early as you want or as late as you want. The vehicle will always be standby upon your call. The cost of these private cars is USD 130 up to USD 150, where maximum 4 people can be accommodated. Higher the number of groups, larger the car or jeep will be provided (differing the costs). The private car takes 5 to 6 hours to reach inclusive of few breaks for foods/drinks with a comfortable scenic drive.

By Domestic Flights
There are several everyday flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The cost of the one-way flight is USD 125 Per Person(for foreigner). If you want to go by air in the main seasons, you need to confirm the trip and tickets as early as possible because the flights will be jam-packed and no tickets will be available.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Pokhara - Nayapul (bus) – Tikhedunga
  • Day 02:Tikhedunga - Ghorepani
  • Day 03:Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani
  • Day 04:Tadapani - Ghandrunk
  • Day 05:Ghandruk – Nayapul

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Pokhara - Nayapul (bus) – Tikhedunga Around 4-hour trek to Tikhedunga. The trail winds its way through bamboo forests and passes by a spectacular waterfall.
  • Day 02:Tikhedunga - Ghorepani The Annapurna South (7273m) and the Hiunchuli gradually unfold on this pleasant walk uphill through fields and pastures and later through rhododendrons and oak woods. Ghorepani was originally a horse watering post, which has evolved into an important crossroads for tourists and the numerous mule caravans on the Jomoson-Pokhara trip.
  • Day 03:Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani Today, very early in the morning, we rise to hike the 1 hour climb to Poon Hill (3,195m). A brilliant spectacle, this vantage point provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. We spend around 40 minutes taking in the wonderful spectacle, before returning to Ghorepani for a well deserved breakfast. This is famous as "Ghorepani Poonhill Trek in Nepal". This place is the most popular for doing Annapurna Trekking in Nepal. From Ghorepani, we ascend along ridges and through pine and rhododendron forests to Deurali (2,960m), before descending to Banthanti. From here we take the turn off to Tadapani (2,540m).
  • Day 04:Tadapani - Ghandrunk The trail gently descends through a subtropical forest highlighted by huge bamboo massifs and giant rhododendrons. Gandrung is the main village of the Gurung tribe, warriors known for their contribution to the famous Gurkha regiments.
  • Day 05:Ghandruk – Nayapul We continue our descent to the Modi Khola river end to nayapul then drive back to pokhara. Overnight stay in Pokhara.

Cost Includes

  • Drive through the public sharing bus to Nayapul (starting point of the trek). Another land transportation to Pokhara after the trek.
  • Annapurna Conversation Area Project Permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
  • Complete free trekking information before going to trek
  • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
  • 4 nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
  • An Experienced English Speaking License Holder Trekking Guide (Local Guide)
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
  • Foods, Accommodations and local tax for Guide
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping bag are available in a hire

Cost Excludes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Domestic Flight Tickets to Pokhara & Return
  • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and of bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
  • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
  • Tips and gratitude to your guide and driver
  • Extra night accommodation or meals in Pokhara because of early arrival, late departure and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Your travel insurance (Travel insurance is compulsory to take an adventure trip and it must be covered both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum.

Note: If you don't want to travel in public sharing bus, then private car/taxi (4 Seated) are available in only $ 25 per way. (Pokhara - Nayapul)

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    I enjoyed my experience with Nepal Trek Adventure. Romeo took care of all arrangements. Had a great hike in Pokhara the guide Ram was very helpful, informative. Got to know a lot about him, his family, the Nepali culture had a great tour of Kathmandu will tour with them in future.

Size of Trekking Group

For Poon Hill Trek, there will be one leader and Sherpa porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers). This arrangement is done for the smooth running of the campaign. It ensures that the trip will carry on as per plan even if anybody in a group gets sick. NTA can operate this trek for a group of any size. But, a group of 12 are considered as optimum size. However, if you have a group of more than 12, NTA can arrange this too.

Accommodations

We will spend three two nnights at a luxury hotel in Pokhara. While on trek, we will spend five nights at local tea houses. All accommodations for this trek will be on twin sharing basis. However, on request, single rooms can also be made available but it costs additional $ 250 US.

Meals

During our Poon Hill Trek, we will enjoy typical Nepali food, different ethnic cuisines as well as all types of international cuisine like, Tibetan, Continental, Italian, and Indian. You can even enjoy hot chocolates, breads and drinks of different variety and snacks. 
Breakfast of a day will be served at the same tea house or lodge where we spent the night, as per its menu. Lunch will be served on the way to destination and dinner will be served at the tea house where you spend the night. A welcome dinner, a farewell dinner and breakfasts will be served during our stay in Kathmandu.

Getting Visa for Nepal

You will get on arrival visa for Nepal. On arriving Nepal you will get tourist visa for 15 to five months. It depends upon your purpose of visit but regarding tour you will get the visa for 15 to three months. 
For trekking you need to submit photocopy of passport and two pp size photo of yours.

Departure Details

The Fixed Departure dates are listed for special quoted price specified on Small Group Joining trip. But we are flexible to receive any dates booking in Private Group Departure or Single Traveler basis for the year 2019, 2020 and 2021 on your suitable dates which can certainly be added by us in our fixed departure list.

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24 May, 2019 28 May, 2019 US$ 450 Guaranteed
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28 May, 2019 01 June, 2019 US$ 450 Guaranteed
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