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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

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Good to Know
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Destination Ghorepani Poon Hill
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Max. Altitude 3210m
  • Trip Type Tea house trek
  • Transport Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Accommodation Teahouse

Highlights

  • No credit card fees on booking amount
  • Instant and secured online booking system
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, through a winding highway along the Trishuli River
  • Series of beautiful scenic villages, forests of oak, rhododendron, and palm, waterfalls and cascades, rice terrace and farmlands, etc on the way
  • Sunrise view of the high mountains like Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Kali Gandaki Gorge, and the Nepal-Tibet border from Poon Hill
  • Ghandruk, a traditionally and culturally intact Gurung Village, has up-close views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Ghandruk, and Mt. Annapurna
  • Full package trip with comprehensive and best-guaranteed price
  • Beginners or trekkers with a limited time frame choose this trek as it is a relatively simple 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.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is the best Himalayan journey for those travelers who want to gain some experience of trekking and some major part of the city tour in Kathmandu. It is a small trekking circuit in the lower part of the Annapurna region which starts and ends at Kathmandu in 10 days including your arrival and departure days. The prime destination of this trail is an awesome viewpoint at Poon Hill from where one enjoys fascinating snow-capped peaks. The trekkers will have a deep impression of this region as the trail leads to rhododendron forest, streams, heterogeneous landscapes, and lush vegetation. The warm welcome of local people equally fascinates the traveler. The location is inhabited by ethnic groups such as Magar and Gurung.

Ghorepani is a village in northern-central Nepal in the Myagdi district in the Dhaulagiri zone located at an elevation of approximately 2874 meters (9429 ft) within the Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA). It contains a number of guest houses and lodges which are utilized by trekkers and climbers for lodging and meal while trekking towards the top of nearby Poon Hill (3210 meters/10531 feet) to view the sunrise and enchanting snow-capped peaks.

This trek to Ghorepani Poonhill is also known as the Annapurna sunrise trek. The trek challenges your stamina at Ulleri where there are more than 3000 stone steps, one of the world's largest stone steps. The trek starts from Nayapul which is within driving distance from Pokhara. On the way to Ulleri and Ghorepani, you witness the serene beauty of Mt. Annapurna (8091 m.) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167 m.). The ultimate destination, Poon Hill, gives eternal joy to trekkers as you are in unison with nature. The experience of trekking does not stop here. From Poon Hill, we further move to Ghandruk enjoying the Gurung Museum in the beautiful Gurung village. After walking through the rhododendron forest we make our way to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara announcing the end of our short trek.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek route

 

Ghorepani Poonhill trek starts and ends in Kathmandu going through various highs and lows in the Himalayas by road driving and pure trekking. Here are the places in which you will halt for the night and the time taken to complete the distance.

  • Kathmandu to Pokhara: 5 to 6 hours (by drive)
  • Pokhara to Nayapul: Around 2 hours (by drive)
  • Nayapul to Tikhedhunga: 3 to 4 hours
  • Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani: 6 to 7 hours
  • Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani: 3 to 4 hours
  • Tadapani to Ghandruk: 7 to 8 hours
  • Ghandruk to Nayapul: 4 to 5 hours
  • Nayapul to Pokhara: Around 2 hours (by drive)
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu: 5 to 6 hours (by drive)

Kathmandu Pokhara travel note: It will take around 5 to 6 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu (and vice versa) if you travel by road. But, if you want to take a flight, it will save time and you will complete the distance in just 25 to 30 minutes approximately. This will be your choice. The cost for an air flight between Kathmandu and Pokhara will be additional.

Weather and climate during Ghorepani Poonhill trek

The weather in Poon Hill remains thoroughly windy and cold. So, it will be best to bring hot and warm clothes. There are 4 types of climates in Poon Hill and in overall Nepal.

  • Winter: End of November to March
  • Spring: Mid of March to May
  • Monsoon: June to Mid of September
  • Autumn: Mid of September to the end of November

During the Poon hill trek of 10 days, weather plays a significant role in deciding whether the trek will move smoothly or not. To analyze which time will be ideal for you to trek, you have to look in detail at the weather forecast of Poon Hill. The climatic conditions of Poon Hill are dazzling throughout the whole year. Just in a while of winter, the temperature of the Ghorepani Poonhill area is below zero. The base of the temperature that gets in the Poon Hill trek is - 4 degrees in January. Poon Hill is all around beautiful. Incredible squeezing and superb tea houses along your trek means will repulse the infection. In summer, it gets really warm and trekking in shirts is furthermore possible. During this time, the climate is wonderful, the sky remains clear, and the wind pace remains comparatively slower.

Altitude sickness during Ghorepani Poon Hill 10 days trek

Altitude is the major aspect that makes Nepal stand out in the crowd. Many individuals get afraid of altitude in Nepal, as there are some high vertical slopes, cliffs, and dangerous trails. Trekking at high altitudes is unsafe in light of the fact that any individual who treks at high height can be influenced by altitude sickness. But the danger of height ailment in the Poon Hill district is beside zero, as the maximum altitude we travel is just around 3,210 meters. So, trekking in this place is safe and trekkers don't have to worry much as well. However, if any traveler suffers from symptoms like headaches, nausea, vomiting, etc, the appropriate precautions will be taken immediately.

Health and fitness for 10 days’ Ghorepani Poonhill trekking

Every tour and trek in Nepal demanded a basic level of fitness, and so does Ghorepani Poon Hill 10 days trek. Therefore, you should check with your doctor regarding your health and fitness before you travel to Nepal. It is also recommended to have some walking experience and physical training before you start the trek. You should be aware of the risk of altitude sickness and slippery trails. You must be prepared to adapt to the changes in altitude and weather.

10 days Ghorepani Poonhill trek is one of the most-selling trekking packages in Nepal. Nepal Trek Adventures offers this remarkable itinerary at the best-guaranteed and reasonable price. Similarly, the itinerary is customizable, which means, you can modify the itinerary as per your demand and requirement. We are flexible enough to provide any required services for our clients. Thus, unite with us and make the most out of your travel journey in Nepal with us.

Itinerary
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    On your arrival, the staff of Nepal Trek Adventures will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. They will then transfer you to the hotel. After a quick rest, you can roam around the Thamel area. Enjoy your meal in the evening and take a good night’s rest at Kathmandu Hotel.

    Altitude: 1,400 meters (Kathmandu)
    Main attractions: Thamel nightlife, Kathmandu City Drive

      This day's tour begins along the streets of Kathmandu. The assigned guide will take you to different Historical landmarks in Kathmandu. You will visit many UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, etc. Kathmandu Durbar Square is one of the oldest royal squares in Nepal. The Old Palace of the king is located here. The site holds more than 500 years old Nepalese art and cultural landmarks and monuments. The square is filled with teens and people. You can observe the local people and different archeological attractions here. Swayambhunath (The Monkey Temple) is a famous tourist destination to view Kathmandu City from the top of a hill. You will also be visiting Pashupatinath, the Hindu’s most revered temple. We will also visit the Boudhanath Stupa which is within a short walking distance from Pashupatinath. It is one of the largest stupas in South East Asia, which provides a great insight into the Buddhist culture.

      Altitude: 1,400 meters (Kathmandu)
      Main Attractions: Kathmandu Durbar Square, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambhunath, and Kathmandu Streets

        Early in the morning, after breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara. It is around a 5 to 6-hour drive from Kathmandu. On your road trip, you will see the Trishuli River, green hills, and small settlements by the side of the highway. We will have lunch on our way to Pokhara. Pokhara (The City of Lakes) is filled with mountain ranges that surround the valley. You can observe the mountain views and experience a great sunset in Pokhara this day. We will then head to the booked hotel at Pokhara and stay for the night. You can spend the rest of the day strolling around the lakeside Pokhara as well.

        Driving time: 5 to 6 Hours
        Altitude: 1,400 meters (Pokhara)
        Main Attractions: Trishuli River, Green forest, Cable Car (at Chandragiri Hill and Kurintar), high mountains, sunset view, Phewa Lake, etc.

          After having breakfast, we drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. Our trek officially begins from Nayapul. We walk around green hills, rivers, local villages, and teahouses. On our way, we can see the beautiful view of Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain). The forest around the trail is filled with the stream and chirping sound of birds that add charm while walking. Our destination today leads us through the Tukhedunga. The suspension bridge will be the thrill for the day. You can take photos and videos along the way. Finally, we pass the suspension bridge and reach the Tikhedunga Village. Our overnight stay will be in a lodge.

          Driving time: 2 hours
          Walking time: 3 to 4 hours
          Altitude: 1,570 meters (Tikhedhunga)
          Main attraction: Green forest, local village, stone steps, suspension bridge, chortens
          Mountains viewed: Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain)

            First, we have our breakfast in the morning at Tikhedunga. Today we will be walking up stone staircases up to Ulleri. It may take up to 1 to 3 hours depending on the pace of walking. Ulleri offers you a great view of Annapurna South (7219m), and Himchuli (6441m) along with the sight of the beautiful Fishtail Mountain (Mount Machhapuchhre). Walking further, from Banthanti, we will be walking entirely through the rhododendron forests. The trail is quiet and filled with nature. You will love the mountain views from the forest trail. Tikhedunga to Ghorepani (2874m) will be approximately a 6 to 7 hours of walk. Finally, after reaching Ghorepani, you can see the place encompassed by the rhododendron timberland, and filled with a small Magar ethnic community. We stay here overnight in a lodge.

            Walking time: 6 to 7 hours
            Altitude: 2,874 meters (Ghorepani)
            Main attraction: Green forest, panoramic Mountain View, waterfalls, etc.
            Mountains viewed: Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Himchuli, Nilgiri, Dhampus peak, Dhampus pass, Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III, Dhaulagiri IV, Dhaulagiri V, Gurja peak

              Early morning, we will hike for around 45 minutes to reach Poon Hill (3210m) to view the beautiful sunrise on the high mountains. We will not take many things with us as our luggage will remain in Ghorepani Hotel where we stayed yesterday. After watching the sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range, we will head back to Ghorepani for breakfast. Our trek for the day begins by walking up and down hills through the timberlands to Deurali. We will see amazing views of Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Mount Manaslu, Fishtail Mountain, etc. along the way. We see a rock wall that shows up along the way, which is astounding. Dripping of water from the gigantic rocks is also the best view. Passing along a quiet forest alongside streams and bridges, we reach Tadapani. Stay overnight at the hotel in Tadapani.

              Walking time: 2 hours (Ghorepani to Poonhill to Ghorepani) and 5 to 6 hours (Ghorepani to Tadapani)
              Altitude: 3,210 meters (Poon Hill)
              Main attraction: Green forest, panoramic Mountain View, waterfalls, stream, bridges, rooted and stone-paved tracks, etc.
              Mountains viewed: Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Fishtail, Himchuli, Nilgiri, Dhampus peak, Dhampus pass, Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri II, Dhaulagiri III, Dhaulagiri IV, Dhaulagiri V, Gurja peak

                After breakfast in Tadapani, we ready ourselves to walk downhill through stone steps, forest ways, and off-road track. The trail is enclosed by the rhododendron and oak forest surrounded by beautiful mesmerizing views of different mountains. We reach Ghandruk which is a huge Gurung town. You can socialize with local people and eat delicious food as well. The food in Ghandruk is considered to be one of the best in the region. Stay overnight at a local tea house/lodge/hotel in Ghandruk.

                Walking time: 3 to 4 hours
                Altitude: 2,012 meters (Ghandruk)
                Main attraction: Green forest, local Gurung village, mountain views, stone steps, pony and donkey rearing, etc.
                Mountains viewed: Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail Mountains, and Gangapurna

                  Today we will walk for 4 to 5 hours from Ghandruk to Nayapul. After that, we take about a 2 hours drive to Pokhara, checking out from the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) check post. After we reach Pokhara, we will check in to the hotel reserved at Pokhara. You can wander around the beautiful lakeside and streets of Pokhara in the evening.

                  Driving time: 2 hours (Nayapul to Pokhara)
                  Walking time: 4 to 5 hours (Ghandruk to Nayapul)
                  Altitude: 1,400 meters (Pokhara)
                  Main attraction: Green forest, local village, Nayapul, Pokhara Lake City, off-road track, stream, etc.
                  Mountains viewed: Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail Mountain, and Gangapurna

                    Today after breakfast in Pokhara Hotel, we make out way back to the capital city, Kathmandu. We take a drive through the highway for about 5 to 6 hours and reach Kathmandu. En route, you will observe the view of high mountains, green hills, flowing rivers, cable cars (at Kurintar and Chandragiri Hills), and the cluster of hotels, restaurants, and human settlements. When you reach Kathmandu, our company representative will transfer you to the hotel. Stay overnight at a hotel in Kathmandu.

                    Driving time: 5 to 6 hours
                    Altitude: 1,400 meters (Kathmandu)

                      Today, your trip to Nepal ends. Our company representative will drop you at the airport from the hotel. Here, we depart with the final goodbye hoping to see you again in Nepal.

                      Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

                      What's Included

                      • Airport picks upon your arrival and drop-off at the end of your trip
                      • Kathmandu valley sightseeing tour (Which you can do either before or after the trekking)
                      • English-speaking city tour guide
                      • Annapurna Conversation Area Project (ACAP) Permits and TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems) Card
                      • 2 nights of accommodation in Kathmandu and 2 nights in Pokhara
                      • Transportation by Tourist Bus (Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu) and other necessary ground transportation by private car as per itinerary
                      • Trekking map and complete free trekking information before going to trek
                      • Tasty and hygienic organic welfare dinner at the end of the tour in Kathmandu
                      • Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek
                      • All nights in local teahouses/lodges during trekking
                      • An experienced licensed holder Trekking Guide (Local Guide)
                      • Trekking porter will be provided at mentioned cost only for a minimum group of 2 pax and above (2 guests sharing 1 porter)
                      • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
                      • Foods, Accommodations, and local tax for Guide
                      • One Nepal Trek Adventures t-shirt

                      OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)

                      • For single travelers who pick a Private Trip and need a porter, you can confirm it before your trekking departs from Kathmandu. This cost $ 80 extra in total for 5 days of trekking including his all expenses and insurance. To save this cost you can choose our fixed departure group joining trip.

                      What's Excluded

                      • International flight fares
                      • Nepal entry visa fees
                      • Kathmandu valley city tours entry fees (Which are less than $30)
                      • Any kind of drinks (tea, coffee, water, hot water, etc) and bar bills (alcoholic beverages)
                      • Hot shower, WIFI, any electronic battery charges during only in trekking  
                      • Tips and gratitude to your guides, porters, and drivers
                      • Extra night accommodation or meals in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from trekking (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
                      • Your travel insurance (Covering both medical & emergency evacuation with the worth of USD100, 000.00 minimum.
                      Departure Dates

                      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 for advance booking of 2022, 2023 and 2024 on your suitable dates which can certainly be added by us in our fixed departure list.

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                      Frequently Asked Questions
                      • Q1. What will be the accommodation during the Ghorepani Poon hill 10 days trek?

                        During Ghorepani Poon Hill 10 days trek, you will be accommodated in well-maintained lodges or ea houses. There, the rooms are spare with twin beds and very little additional furniture. Blankets are generally provided. There is a large dining room-cum-lounge, warmed by the Bukhara stove (an iron cylinder, fitted with a chimney duct) in which a log fire is lighted. There is normally no electric lighting in the rooms unless the village has hydroelectric power. The dining room usually has solar lighting. Most teahouses now also have electricity for charging small appliances - mobile phones and cameras - and there may be a small charge for this.

                      • While trekking, you can experience the various kinds of delicious cuisines like Nepalese, Chinese, Continental, Italian, and several local cuisines as well. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner are included in the package during the trekking trail. Your guide will suggest delicious, hygienic, and place's special food during your trip. You will usually have breakfast and dinner at the same Lodge; lunch will be eaten at one of the trailside restaurants on the way.

                      • You can drink water from Euro-watch channels or basically convey mineral water bottles. You can likewise convey chlorine tablets. Drinking water straightforwardly from the tap might be dangerous. You can request bubbled and sifted water in a tea house and cafés.

                      • Our tour guides are pretty proficient. The trekking guide and his assistants speak a reasonable amount of English and are good enough to explain to you about the places, local culture or any sight that catches your eyes or is of interest to you. Multi-linguistic guides and porters may also be available.

                      • Changing all the dates and activities of the itinerary is slightly not possible. But customization of the trip is possible at the initial point of the trek. While on or after the trek, if there is the need for changing the itinerary or extending days, then that is possible.

                      • Yes, we are a licensed trekking agency. We have been organizing tours, treks, and expeditions for our valued clients for more than a decade. We enjoy our work and make your trekking journey memorial too.

                      • During the trekking period, most of the teahouses have electricity facilities. You can charge your electronic devices on the trail. Carriage of additional batteries and power banks are also recommended.

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                      What Our Clients Say
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                        Maria SUnited Arab Emirates,May 21, 2016

                        At ease in all aspects

                        Booked a 8day tour with 5 days trekking up to 'Gorepani Poon hill' with Binod. Binod was highly recommended by a friend who has taken more than 3 tours with him so being a female solo traveller my mind was put to ease. Binod was very promt to send me replies to my many emails re tour and what to bring to Nepal and the details of the tour. From the moment i landed to my departure i had no reason to worry as all necessary details were taken care of....from transport in Kathmandu to moving around in Phokara with a paragliding trip all i had to do was just be there. My guide Shiva made sure i was safe at all times on the trekk and never left my sight on the trekk during some steep climbs even lifting my pac as it was a lil challenging at times. Anil at the hotel made sure all was ok with the rooms and showed me where to go for shops ect.....all in all i definalty recommend their services as my time in Nepal was limited and they made sure to take care of all the small things that i would have found time consuming on my trip.....will definatly be back as Nepal and its people are so welcoming with big hearts....Namaste

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                        Mallory HColombia,December 26, 2014

                        Wonderful Experience All Around!

                        NTA arranged a Poon Hill trek and stays in Kathmandu and Pokhara for me and two friends. Every aspect of the trip was fantastic! Binod was responsive and helpful in planning for the trip, and was very flexible with our shorter time frame for completing the trek. The pickup service at the airport and comfortable lodging at the Hotel Veda in KTM made for a great start and an easy welcome in KTM, and that great service continued throughout our time in KTM before and after the trek. Binod, the front desk attendants at Hotel Veda, and all of the NTA staff went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. Our trekking experience was a highlight for all three of us. Krishna (our guide) and Razon (our porter) were awesome! We would absolutely recommend NTA to our friends. We wish we could do it all over again!

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                      Why travel with Nepal Trek Adventure?

                      Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition is one of the best local travel companies based in Kathmandu with leading adventures.

                      • Small Group Departure
                        Small Group Departure

                        We run small and manageable group departure during the main season of the year. You can also make your trip private and maintain your own itinerary.

                      • Locally Based Leaders
                        Locally Based Leaders

                        Our locally based team encompasses highly qualified and experienced and friendly and obliging team leaders, who will assist you in making your journey in our country more ravishing.

                      • Travel with Confidence
                        Travel with Confidence

                        Travel with Confidence is something that comes from commitment. Being a legally registered company, we commit to provide best, satisfactory trekking, tour, and expedition.

                      • Support Local Communities
                        Support Local Communities

                        All the tours and trekking that we run are programmed to keep nature safe and sound. We are also a member of different clubs working for the welfare of the community.

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