Trip Fact

Trip Duration 10 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Easy
Transportation Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
Accomodation Teahouse
Price US $ 710
Trip Style Tea house trek
Meals Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
Max. Altitude 3210m
Per Day Walking 4 - 6 Hours
Best Season Throughout the year
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Trip Highlights

  • No Credit Card Fees on Booking Amount
  • Instant and Secured Online Booking System
  • Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, through winding highway along Trishuli River
  • Series of beautiful scenic villages on the way
  • Rhododendron, oak, and palm forest
  • Sunrise at Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain), Kali Gandaki Gorge and Nepal-Tibet border from Poon Hill
  • Waterfall, Rice Terrace
  • Ghandruk, a traditionally and culturally intact Gurung Village, up-close views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Ghandruk and Mt. Annapurna
  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Gurung Museum; it speaks about the bravery of Gurkhas
  • Full package trip with comprehensive and best-guaranteed price
  • You will lose at least 5-10 lbs weight
  • Beginners or trekkers with 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.
  • On the way, trekkers pass through a 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 Trek is best for those travelers who want to gain some experience of trekking and some major part of city tour in Kathmandu. It is a small trekking circuit in the lower part of Annapurna region which starts and end 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 of northern-central Nepal in Myagdi district in Dhaulagiri zone located at an elevation of approximately 2874 meters (9429 ft) within Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA). It contains a number of guest houses and lodges which are utilized by trekkers and climbers while 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.

Annapurna Sunrise Trek - Sunrise from Ghorepani Poon hill Trek

This trek is also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trek. The trek challenges your stamina at Ulleri where there are more than 3000 stone steps, one of world’s largest stone steps. The trek starts from Nayapul which is in 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 Gurung Museum in beautiful Gurung village. After walking through rhododendron forest we make way to Nayapul and then drive to Pokhara announcing the end of our short trek.

Tea House Accommodation in Poonhill  Trek

Tea House Accommodation in Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

The accommodation for this trek will be in trek houses. The rooms may be smaller in size, bathrooms and toilets can either be western style or squat style. There may or may not be the facility of water for drinking as well as for other daily purposes. There, hot water may charge a certain amount of money.

Meals: For breakfast, toasts, eggs, potatoes, porridge, tea, and coffee will be provided. For lunch, Dal Baht which is the typical Nepali Meal is the most common food. Curried potatoes, greens, papad, noodles, soup, and momo are other readily available food that you can have.

Drinking water: You can drink water from Euro-guard filters or simply carry mineral water bottles. You can also carry chlorine tablets. Drinking water directly from the tap may be hazardous. You can ask for boiled and filtered water in a tea house and restaurants.

Trekking Team: The professional and multilingual guide will be provided to you who will be well trained and will be able to cope with any situations either health treatments or other emergencies. A porter will also be provided to three trekkers.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Weather and Climate 

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 

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

Re-charging Batteries: The batteries of electronic items like mobile phones, laptops, etc. can be easily recharged on tea houses and lodges in which you stay.

Risk and Liabilities: The changes that may occur in itineraries due to time and staying in lodges will not be the full responsibility of us as the unforeseen circumstances may occur.

Walking Hours in a Day: The average walking hours per day is 6-7 hours including breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Route

Kathmandu -> Pokhara -> Nayapul -> Tikhedunga -> Ghorepani -> Poonhill -> Tadapani -> Ghandrunk -> Nayapul -> Pokhara -> Kathmandu

The weather of Poon Hill

Another significant factor that has a huge impact in deciding if the Poon Hill trek will be smooth or unpleasant is the weather condition of Poon Hill. To realize 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 underneath 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.

Which is the best time to trek in Poon hill?

The best time to trek in Poon Hill is from January to April and September to Early December. In this time, the climate is wonderful, the sky remains clear, and the wind pace remains comparatively slower.

Do your guide and porters speak English?

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.

Can we change the itinerary, in case of need?

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.

Are you a licensed trekking agency?

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.

Do tea houses have electricity so I can charge my electricity devices?

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.

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and our staff will transfer you to hotel
  • Day 02:Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley
  • Day 03:Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 04:Pokhara - Naya Pul (bus) – Tikhedunga
  • Day 05:Tikhedunga - Ghorepani
  • Day 06:Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani
  • Day 07:Tadapani - Ghandrunk
  • Day 08:Ghandruk – Nayapul - Pokhara
  • Day 09:Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 10:Fly back to your country or Extension of your trip

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and our staff will transfer you to hotel On your arrival, the staff of NTA will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer you to the hotel. If you are not tired then you can roam around the Thamel area. Take rest and enjoy your meal in the evening.

    Altitude: 1,400 meters (Kathmandu)
    Main Attractions: Kathmandu City Drive
  • Day 02:Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley After breakfast in the morning, our guide will take you to the UNESCO World Heritage site in Kathmandu. You will visit Kathmandu Durbar Square where you will observe more than 500 years old Nepalese art and culture. Swayambhunath also was known as Monkey Temple is a popular tourist destination that you will visit. Pashupatinath (Hindus’ greatest temple) is another place you will visit on this day. Boudhanath, which is in walk-in distance from Pashupatinath will be another spot of your visit. It is one of the largest stupas of South Asia.

    Altitude: 1,400 meters
    Main Attractions: Kathmandu Durbar square, Swayambhunath Stupa, Pashupatinath, Boudhanath.
  • Day 03:Drive to Pokhara Today, we drive or fly to the city of Lakes, Pokhara. Driving through the roadway takes around 6 hours. The views that can sightsee during driving are amazing. The twisting street along the bank of the River is magnificent. When you reach Pokhara, you will be moved to the hotel.

    Driving time: 7 to 8 hours
    Altitude: 1300m
    Main attractions: Trishulu River, green forest, Manakamana Cable car (if driven), etc.
  • Day 04:Pokhara - Naya Pul (bus) – Tikhedunga After breakfast, we take a drive to Nayapul from Pokhara for about 2 hours. Walking around 45 minutes, we arrive at the checkpoint of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). At that point, we go for a walk through the terraced slope. The stream and chirping sound of birds make the walking more charming. The trail is delicate and we reach to the goal after 3 to 4 hours walk.

    Driving time: 2 hours
    Walking time: 3 to 4 hours
    Altitude: 1,700 meters
    Main attraction: Green forest, local village
    Mountains viewed: Mount Machhapuchhre (Fishtail Mountain)
  • Day 05:Tikhedunga - Ghorepani After breakfast in the morning at Tikhedunga, we will walk toward Ghorepani. After crossing the bridge, we climb the steep up trail through the steps. It depends on your pace of walking, may take 1.5-2 hrs. to arrive at the Ulleri top. From Banthanti, we walk entirely through the rhododendron forest. The trail is quiet and brilliant. Throughout the trail, you will play hide and seek with the sun. Ghorepani is likewise encompassed by the rhododendron timberland, which is a small Magar ethnic community.

    Walking time: 6 to 7 hours
    Altitude: 2,870 meters
    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.
  • Day 06:Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani Early in the morning, we climb to Poon Hill for around 45 minutes. From Poon Hill, we can explore various mountains. At that point, we descend to Ghorepani and have breakfast. Then, we walk down through the timberland to Deurali. The rock wall that shows up while walking is astounding. We take an essentially long walk along the stream. With various up and down the trail, we reach to Tadapani.

    Walking time: 2 hours (Ghorepani – Poonhill - Ghorepani) 5 to 6 hours (Ghorepani- Tadapani)
    Altitude: 3,210 meters
    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.
  • Day 07:Tadapani - Ghandrunk The way in which we walk today is nearly the downhill. After breakfast at Tadapani, we start to walk down. The sweet melody of the birds revitalizes you further. The trail is enclosed by the rhododendron and oak forest. Ghandruk, which is a huge Gurung town, is our goal for today. You can appreciate the Gurung social exploration in this town.

    Walking time: 3 to 4 hours
    Altitude: 2,860 meters
    Main attraction: Green forest, local village, mountain views
    Mountains viewed: Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail, and Gangapurna
  • Day 08:Ghandruk – Nayapul - Pokhara Today we will walk for 4 to 5 hours from Ghandruk to Nayapul. After that, we take about 2-hour drive to Pokhara, checking out from the ACAP check post. Then transfer to the hotel in Pokhara. You can wander around the beautiful Lake City Pokhara in the evening.

    Driving time: 2 hours (Nayapul- Pokhara)
    Walking time: 4 to 5 hours
    Altitude: 1,400 meters
    Main attraction: Green forest, Local village.
    Mountains viewed: Annapurna South, Himchuli, Fishtail, and Gangapurna
  • Day 09:Drive to Kathmandu After breakfast in the morning in beautiful lake city Pokhara, we drive to the tourist bus park and drive further to Kathmandu. It is again around 7 to 8-hour drive on the highway. When you reach Kathmandu you will be transferred to the hotel. Appreciate the night with your group and take a rest.

    Driving time: 7 to 8 hours
    Altitude: 1,400 meters
  • Day 10:Fly back to your country or Extension of your trip This is the last day of Ghorepani Poon hill 10 days trek. The representative of Nepal Trek Adventure and Expedition will drop you to the airport.

    Or, you can spend more quality time in beautiful land Nepal by participating in different adventurous activities in Pokhara like Rafting, Jungle Safari, Hiking, Zip flying, etc. Also, quality time can be spent in Kathmandu with short hiking, zip-lining, cultural experiences, and so on.

Cost Includes

  • Free Airport picks upon your arrival and a Drop 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 Permits
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management Systems)
  • 2 Nights 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
  • 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 in mentioned cost only for minimum group of 2 pax and above (1 Porter Sharing 2 Guest)
  • Medical first aid kit box ( which is carried by your team) 
  • Foods, Accommodations and local tax for Guide
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag and all necessary trekking gears are available in a hire

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 depart from Kathmandu. This cost $ 80 extra in total for 5 days trekking including his all expenses and insurances. To save this cost you can choose our Fixed Departure Group joining trip.

Cost Excludes

  • International Flight Tickets to Nepal & Return
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees
  • Kathmandu Valley City Tours Entry Fees (Which is less than $ 30)
  • 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 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 (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. 
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  • At ease in all aspects
    United Arab Emirates

    At ease in all aspects

    Rating:

    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

  • Wonderful Experience All Around!
    Colombia

    Wonderful Experience All Around!

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    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!

  • Unforgettable adventure
    Canada

    Unforgettable adventure

    Rating:

    I was so fortunate to be referred to Binod and his crew through friends and have been thrilled to pass on the recommendation! My 4 day trek to Poon Hill was an unforgettable adventure - the place of my dreams that I didn't know existed! Binod and his guides are friendly, knowledgeable and facilitated a seamless trek. As a young woman traveling on my own, I felt safe and well-cared for in their company and was able to experience Nepal in an unforgettable way.

  • Poon Hill Trekking
    Antarctica

    Poon Hill Trekking

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    We went on the poon hill trek. It was amazing and very beautiful and an inspiring guide was professional and sweet. One of the best experience of my life. A good person with no pressure  

Accommodation During Ghorepani Poon Hill 9 Days Trekking

The lodges are fairly basic. 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.

Meals During Ghorepani Poon Hill 9 Days Trekking

While in the 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 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 trail side restaurants on the way.

Drinking water During Ghorepani Poon Hill 9 Days Trekking

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.

Altitude Sickness During Ghorepani Poon Hill 9 Days Trekking

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 in high altitude is unsafe in light of the fact that any individual who treks in 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.

Health and Fitness For Ghorepani Poon Hill 9 Days Trekking

Every tour and treks in Nepal demanded a basic level of fitness, so does Ghorepani Poon Hill 9 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 trail. You must be prepared to adapt to the changes in altitude and weather.

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 for advance booking of 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022 on your suitable dates which can certainly be added by us in our fixed departure list.

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