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.

Annapurna Sunrise Trek - Sunrise from Ghorepani Poon hill Trek

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 (1400m) to Nayapul (2070m) to Tikhedhunga (1570m)
  • Day 02:Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2874m)
  • Day 03:Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) to Tadapani (2630m)
  • Day 04:Tadapani to Ghandruk (2012m)
  • Day 05:Ghandruk to Nayapul to Pokhara (1400m)

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Pokhara (1400m) to Nayapul (2070m) to Tikhedhunga (1570m) Today after breakfast at the hotel, we start the trail of the day. It takes around 1 to 2 hours to reach Nayapul from Pokhara. On the way, you will observe the most amazing view of high mountains, forest, guava farm, and different artistic and natural beauties. On the arrival at Nayapul, you will walk through a small Nayapul settlement for around 15 minutes. Further, we will move via the Modi River trail or river-side track, and through the settlement of Hile. On the way, we will observe, different marking boards for showing the direction, stone-steps, village passage, and terrace fields. It will take around 3 to 4 hours to reach Tikhedhunga from Nayapul. Stay overnight at a local hotel/lodge in Tikhedhunga.

    Driving Time: 1 to 2 hours
    Walking Time: 3 to 4 hours
    Maximum Altitude: 2070m (Nayapul)
    Minimum Altitude: 1400m (Pokhara)
    No. of hotels/lodge/teahouses in Tikhedhunga: 10+
  • Day 02:Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2874m) This day starts with an early morning breakfast at the hotel and uphill trail through stone-steps and few forest-ways. It takes around 6 to 7 hours to reach Ghorepani from Tikhedhunga. On the way, we pass through the settlement of Ulleri, Ban Thanti, Nangge Thanti, Deurali, and finally reach to Ghorepani. The troublesome pathway of the day is masked as the uphill vertical stone-step trail of Ulleri (3200 grueling stone steps). Overall, the trail is pleasant to walk alongside pine, bamboo, oak, rhododendron and spruce forest, waterfall and cascades, pony march, watching over the Himalayas of Annapurna South and the Hiunchuli, with the forested and local settlements' track. Ghorepani is named as Upper Ghorepani and Lower Ghorepani. Lower Ghorepani is named to the place where police check post resides and Upper Ghorepani is further 10 minutes uphill from the Lower one. We stay at Upper Ghorepani in order to reduce the next day's early morning trail to Poon Hill. Stay overnight at Ghorepani.

    Walking Time: 6 to 7 hours
    Maximum Altitude: 2874m (Ghorepani)
    Minimum Altitude: 1570m (Tikhedhunga)
    No. of hotels/lodge/teahouses in Ghorepani: 25+
  • Day 03:Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) to Tadapani (2630m) Today, early in the morning, at around 04:00 AM (time depends upon the sunrise time), we wake up and march towards the Poon Hill Viewpoint. It takes around 45 to 60 minutes to reach Poon Hill Viewpoint from the hotel that we will be staying on. From Poon Hill, we have a panoramic view of mountains like Annapurna South, Annapurna III, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Dhampus Peak, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri and more. After reaching Poon Hill and spending some time with sunrise view and the beautiful Golden Mountains in all directions, we hail down to Ghorepani. At Ghorepani, we will have breakfast and move further towards Tadapani. It takes around 6 to 7 hours to complete the distance, through the uphill, downhill and straight (plain) pathways going towards Tadapani. We will cross the pauses such as Deurali and Banthanti, before reaching Tadapani. We will have lunch either in Deurali or Banthanti. Stay overnight in Tadapani.

    Walking Time: 7 to 8 hours
    Maximum Altitude: 3210m (Poon Hill Viewpoint)
    Minimum Altitude: 2630m (Tadapani)
    No. of hotels/lodge/teahouses in Tadapani: 10
  • Day 04:Tadapani to Ghandruk (2012m) The day starts with early breakfast at around 06:00 AM, but you can estimate the time of breakfast, on the previous day, and according to that breakfast remains set. The trail gently descends through a subtropical forest highlighted by huge bamboo massifs and giant rhododendrons and oaks. After the 4 to 5 hours descent, we reach the Gurung village, Ghandruk. The trail is easier than the previous days'. On the way, we will observe the high Annapurna massifs, Hiunchuli, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre. The Ghandruk village is mainly known for the Gurung Tribe and their way of living, who are the known warriors for contribution to the famous Gurkha Regiments. Stay overnight at Ghandruk.

    Walking Time: 4 to 5 hours
    Maximum Altitude: 2630m (Tadapani)
    Minimum Altitude: 2012m (Ghandruk)
    No. of hotels/lodge/teahouses in Ghandruk: 40+
  • Day 05:Ghandruk to Nayapul to Pokhara (1400m) Today, after breakfast, we move towards Nayapul. It takes around 3 hours to reach Nayapul from Ghandruk. This day, the trail will be passing through the off-road track, cascades and river crossing the road, splashing river waves, stone-stepped pathway, and the beautifully clustered villages neighboring the forest. From Nayapul, we will have a drive to Pokhara and it will take around 1 to 2 hours to complete the distance.

    Driving Time: 1 to 2 hours
    Walking Time: 3 to 4 hours
    Maximum Altitude: 2012m (Ghandruk)
    Minimum Altitude: 1400m (Pokhara)
    No. of hotels/lodges in Pokhara: 100+

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)

Rated 5/5 based on 6 reviews
  • Perfect Sunrise View from Poonhill Viewpoint
    Spain

    Perfect Sunrise View from Poonhill Viewpoint

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    Last year I had completed Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with my boyfriend. It was an amazing trek with him and the team of Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition. For Poon Hill Vantage Point Trek, first of all, we had to reach Pokhara and trek from there. I really enjoyed the bus ride to Pokhara from Kathmandu, and then hike up and down hills to reach the destination, Poon Hill Viewpoint. The views were amazing. I could not get through that in my entire life. All was so appealing that glimpses will always be on my sight. It was like a wonderland of high mountains, greenery, and clusters of people settlements. Tons of thanks to Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition for helping us and you guys have a big hand in making our dream come true.

  • Best Trekking with Best Company
    Belarus

    Best Trekking with Best Company

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    My boyfriend and I experienced around five days in Ghorepani Poonhill Viewpoint territory. It was our first long-distance journey in our long relationship span. We made lots of uncommon memory there. This is maybe the best spot I anytime visited. We have to express profound gratitude to Krishna Sapkota for his grand association alongside us throughout the journey. I was stunned with the cleaned expertise of him (Krishna). He sifted through dinner for us on our recognition day. I can genuinely embrace this splendid relationship with everybody involved with NTA. Binod, the proprietor of Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is so helpful and kind, he satisfies the entirety of the needs you may have for your trek and invigorates you with all that he can, and he even gives me a backpack and an outdoors bed. It feels like family and I totally will trek again with them on my next Nepal Visit.

  • Best Poon Hill Hike Experience in mid-November
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    Best Poon Hill Hike Experience in mid-November

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    In the midst of November 2018, Nepal Trek Adventures (NTA) helped me to accomplish one of the very interesting hikes that I had at any point not achieved in my lifetime! With this hike, we headed towards 3,210m overhead sea level, a height I never assumed I will ever get through at this time of the year. Before we started, Binod acquainted us with our guide Raezon, who helped us to get a handle on our goal safely. He additionally claimed in the event that we have connected with the guide he introduced. Guide successfully prized us with remarkable aid and knowledge about places and mountains. Yet, I was satisfied with his ideal thus I completed the experience of my life period. Insignificant situations at the initiation got effectively split from our guide thus we truly finished it to the highest viewpoint and path back to Pokhara. With everything taken into account, it was a tremendous adventure we had. Raezon securely guided us around the Annapurna zone, as he conveyed us with the best facilities and nourishment arrangements. I can exceptionally be grateful for Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition. The chief, Binod was careful about every period about where his clients are and how the trip is being accomplished. He is the one to remember at any situation of glitches. See you sooner and thank you to such an extent.

  • Limitless Happiness of Dawn with Poon Hill Trek
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    Limitless Happiness of Dawn with Poon Hill Trek

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    I and my British schoolmates were out to find the best hiking field in spring 2018, regular to Nepal. We subjectively came to "Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition" for booking. Our plan to set up a swarm of things changed over into authenticity with these amazingly proficient and specific people around in NTA. The excursion itinerary conveyed to us was really inviting with a total group of warm nature and gesture to offer. We had a limitless 5 days’ visit to Ghorepani Poon Hill, the best perspective for dawn. Much obliged, NTA squad for the entire thing and your conclusions on making this excursion progressively loose but exciting for us. It, obviously, is exceedingly proposed to everybody.

  • Poonhill Trek with Nepal Trek Adventure
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    Poonhill Trek with Nepal Trek Adventure

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    We had a spectacular trial this past October of a bygone year on the Annapurna Region with Nepal Trek Adventures and group. My dearest buddy and I booked a private trek that consolidated a guide and porter. The staff was a level-out bliss to work with. Binod Sapkota, the director of the company, received an individual system to ensure that we were effectively set up in Kathmandu going before our trek and that we had a guide that proper our style. Our guide, Shiva, was cheerful and scholarly of the scene all-encompassed. He kept up the pace with us, made an extraordinary exchange of knowledge, and put aside the push to address all of our requests and concerns. On our last day in Nepal, we contributed vitality with Shiva, Binod and other Nepal Trek Adventure staff making them nice drinks in Kathmandu - a show of the pleasantness of the entire gathering. Highly Recommended!

  • Poon Hill Hiking
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    Poon Hill Hiking

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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.

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