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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  • You will lose at least 5-10 lbs weight
  • 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 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 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.

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 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

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 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 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.

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, 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 Thamel area.
  • Day 02:Full day sightseeing in Kathmandu valley We officially begin our tour from this day. 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. Bouddhanath, 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.
  • Day 03:Drive to Pokhara Stay overnight at Pokhara. Enjoy carefree roaming in lakeside and mountain views.
  • Day 04:Pokhara - Naya Pul (bus) – Tikhedunga Around 4-hour trek to Tikhedunga. The trail winds its way through bamboo forests and passes by a spectacular waterfall.
  • Day 05: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 Jomsom-Pokhara trip.
  • Day 06:Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani We leave early morning for Poon Hill, to catch the early morning sunlight on the panorama of peaks: Dhaulagiri, Annapurna’s, and Machhapuchhre. This is an option but really worth the while. We then retrace our steps to Ghorepani and continue towards Tadapani through rhododendron woods.
  • Day 07:Tadapani - Ghandrunk The trail gently descends through a subtropical forest highlighted by huge bamboo massifs and giant rhododendrons. Ghandruk is the main village of the Gurung tribe, warriors known for their contribution to the famous Gurkha regiments.
  • Day 08:Ghandruk – Nayapul - Pokhara We continue our descent to the Modi Khola river end to nayapul then drive back to Pokhara. Over night in Pokhara.
  • Day 09:Drive to Kathmandu Stay overnight in Kathmandu. And, pack baggage for your destination country
  • Day 10:Fly back to your country or Extension of your trip Our trip concludes today or you might extend your trip to desired places in Nepal. In the end, our representative of NTA will take you to the airport.

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. 
Rated 5/5 based on 4 reviews
  • 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!

    Rating:

    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

    Rating:

    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  

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

While on trek, we will spend four 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 for advance booking of 2019, 2020 and 2021 on your suitable dates which can certainly be added by us in our fixed departure list.

Start Date End Date Price Availability Booking
13 November, 2018 22 November, 2018 US$ 710 Available
16 November, 2018 25 November, 2018 US$ 710 Available
18 November, 2018 27 November, 2018 US$ 710 Available
21 November, 2018 30 November, 2018 US$ 710 Available
23 November, 2018 02 December, 2018 US$ 710 Available
25 November, 2018 04 December, 2018 US$ 710 Available
27 November, 2018 06 December, 2018 US$ 710 Available
30 November, 2018 09 December, 2018 US$ 710 Available
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