Overview

Duration :
11 Days
Secondary Activity:
Sightseeing
Max altitude :
3,210 m / 10,532 ft
Transportation:
Private vehicles / Domestic flight
Trip ends in:
Pokhara/Kathmandu
Accomodation:
Hotel and Tea-House
Primary activity:
Trekking & Hiking
Group Size:
1-15
Country:
Nepal
Trip starts from:
Kathmandu/Pokhara
Diffficulty:
Moderate
Meals:
Nepali and Continental
Best Season:
Autumn and Spring
Trip route:
Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul-Tikhedhunga-Ghorepani-Poon Hill-Tadapani-Ghandruk-Pokhara-Kathmandu

Trip introduction

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal which can be completed in a short duration, anytime around the year, and doesn’t necessarily require any past experience. It is one of the best short and easy trek which offers panoramic views of the stunning Annapurna Himalayan range while passing through beautiful forests (especially rhododendron forest) and insightful local Gurung and Magar villages. At a maximum altitude of 3,210 meters above sea level; it is one of the most popular nearby short treks in Nepal.

Overview of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek starts the next day after your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport and sightseeing around the culturally rich Kathmandu valley. We will then take a scenic drive from Kathmandu to the paradise city of Pokhara. In Pokhara you can relax at 800 meters with a bottle of beer or while boating on Phewa Lake; you can see stunning views of snow-capped peaks. Clean and peaceful surroundings with lots of adventure sports to try; Pokhara is the place that captivates you totally in its natural beauty.

Our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking journey kicks off as we drive towards Nayapul which is the starting point of the trek. Slowly hiking through waterfalls, small settlements, bamboo and rhododendron forests, we stay overnight at Tikhedhunga. The journey through nature to Ghorepani and Poon Hill then tests our fitness as we ascend 3,300 steps at Ulleri which rewards us with great views of the Himalayas hiding in the shade of the trees. Capture the perfect picture of landscapes, trees, and the Himalayas at this point. Pushing ourselves further for a couple of hours we arrive at Ghorepani village.

Next day before dawn we hike up to Poon Hill to capture the best sunrise views over the Himalayas. You will be mesmerized as you see the golden rays of the sun slowly rising through the Annapurna Himalayan range, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Lamjung Himal and other neighbouring peaks. After sunrise views, we descend towards Tadapani. Further trekking through the insightful cultural and traditional Gurung village of Ghandruk; we will head back to Pokhara and then finally end our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek by driving towards Kathmandu.

Who can join this trek and how?

The trek is suitable for any individual or group who loves to explore both the beauty of nature and culture. And is especially recommended for those who have inadequate time for long and adventurous treks. Join this short and moderately graded trek with Nepal Mountain Trekkers for a truly rewarding Annapurna-trek appropriate to your schedule. Simply fill the Inquiry form and let us know about your interest. Or you can contact us directly by sending us an email in order to join this short and easy trek in Annapurna Region.

Special Note:

If this itinerary doesn’t suit your requirement or if you want to customize it , please feel free to contact us. This trek could be customized as per your required time-frame and budget limits.

Overview

  • Day 1
    Arrival to Kathmandu | Transfer to Hotel Max Elevation: 1,300m/4,264ft:
  • Day 2
    Trek Preparation Day Max Elevation: 1,300m/4,264ft:
  • Day 3
    Kathmandu to Pokhara 200km | 5-6 hours | Breakfast and Lunch Max Elevation: 823m/2,700ft:
  • Day 4
    Pokhara - Nayapul -Tikhedhunga 8km | 4-5 hours | Lunch Max Elevation: 1,540m/5,052ft:
  • Day 5
    Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani 11km | 7-8 hours | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Max Elevation: 2,840 m/9,318 ft:
  • Day 6
    Ghorepani – Poon Hill - Tadapani 14km | 6-7 hours | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Max Elevation: 2,700m/8,860ft:
  • Day 7
    Tadapani – Ghandruk 7km | 5-6 hours | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Max Elevation: 1,940m/6,364 ft:
  • Day 8
    Ghandruk – Pokhara 11km | 4-5 hours | Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner Max Elevation: 823m/2,700ft:
  • Day 9
    Pokhara Sightseeing and Relax Sightseeing, shopping, massage, and other activities Max Elevation: 823m/2,700ft:
  • Day 10
    Pokhara - Kathmandu 200km | 5-6 hours | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Max Elevation: 823m/2,700ft:
  • Day 11
    Departure to own destination:

Day 1 : Arrival to Kathmandu | Transfer to Hotel Max Elevation: 1,300m/4,264ft::

Just after your arrival in Kathmandu ( Tribhuwan International Airport ), our representative will pick you up in a private vehicle and take you to the hotel where you will be welcomed with marigold garland and you’ll be staying overnight in there with some refreshment.

Day 2 : Trek Preparation Day Max Elevation: 1,300m/4,264ft::

This day you will be preparing for your trek including packing and arranging equipment. You will get introduced to the team and the trek guide and get a briefing from our experts about the program. In the meantime, you can enjoy sightseeing around nearby places or something like that.

Day 3 : Kathmandu to Pokhara 200km | 5-6 hours | Breakfast and Lunch Max Elevation: 823m/2,700ft::

This day you will be heading towards Pokhara from Kathmandu via drive. It is about 200KM from Kathmandu which will take you approximately 5-6 hours in the drive. You will enjoy very interesting sceneries and a lot more during this drive. You’ll stay overnight at Pokhara this day. Dhading | 2 hrs from Kathmandu Breakfast at Hamlet restaurant Tanahun | 2 hrs from Dhading Lunch at Green Park Pokhara Dinner and Overnight Stay

Day 4 : Pokhara - Nayapul -Tikhedhunga 8km | 4-5 hours | Lunch Max Elevation: 1,540m/5,052ft::

Today is your trek day. After breakfast in the morning, you’ll be heading towards Nayapul which is one and a half-hour drive from Pokhara. From Nayapul, you’ll start hiking towards Tikhedhunga. Now you’re inside Annapurna Conservation Area and you require permits to enter which will consume some time and then we will check-in. You’ll be staying overnight at Tikhedhunga. Lamdawali (1,160m) | 2 and half hour from Nayapul Lunch Tikhedhunga(1,540m) | 2 and half hour from Tikhedhunga Dinner and Overnight Stay

Day 5 : Tikhedhunga - Ghorepani 11km | 7-8 hours | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Max Elevation: 2,840 m/9,318 ft::

A long and demanding trek waits for us. After crossing the suspension bridge on the Bhurungdi River, we trek to the Ulleri, a village inhabited by the Magar community, climbing on the stone stairs. We continue our exploration through rhododendron forests, green meadows, cultivated fields, and smaller streams. You may spot one of the several birds such as redstarts, kingfishers, dippers, forktails along the river and magpies, treepies, and others along with the cultivated areas. The trail continues through the settlement at Nangethanti to reach the destination of Ghorepani. We have a beautiful view of magnificent mountain ranges including the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli, and Tarke Kang including others. Ban Thanti (2,210m) | 3-4 hours from Tikhedhunga Breakfast Ghorepani ( 2,840m) | 3-4 hours from Banthati Dinner and Overnight Stay

Day 6 : Ghorepani – Poon Hill - Tadapani 14km | 6-7 hours | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Max Elevation: 2,700m/8,860ft::

One of the most beautiful days in the entire trekking expedition is in store for the trekkers. We start early to watch the breathtaking sunrise from the hilltop of Poon Hill(3,193m). This magical moment when the golden rays of the sun paint the giants of Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Annapurna massif (Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South), Mt Machhapuchhre or Fishtail Mountain (6,997m), Dhampus Peak (6,021m), Tukuche Peak (6,920m) and others is beyond description and worth the 45 minutes uphill climb to the top of the hill. Capturing the moment shall be a treat for the rest of the life. We then descend the hill and continue our trek for Tadapani after lunch. On the further section of today’s trek, we navigate through the colorful rhododendron forest, seen blooming like anything in the spring season. Along the ridge and through the pine and rhododendron forest we reach Deurali and further descend leads us to Tadapani. Ghorepani ( 2,840m) Breakfast Ban Thanti (3,180m) Lunch Tadapani(2,700m) Dinner and Overnight Stay

Day 7 : Tadapani – Ghandruk 7km | 5-6 hours | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Max Elevation: 1,940m/6,364 ft::

The trek becomes more beautiful as we move further along the trekking trail. We walk down through the steep trails initially and pass through the beautiful rhododendron forests. The beauty of this forest, especially when the rhododendron flower blossoms, takes the beauty of the trail to the next level. The blossom of cherries further enriches the trail as we move further and we reach the village of Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the second-largest Gurung settlement in Nepal and provides further insight into the lifestyles of villages that have traditionally provided the backbone of the famous Gurkha regiments. This village provides us with a view of Fishtail, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South along with the Gurung Museum as the other highlight. Cherish the rich Gurung culture in the village. Tadapani(2,700m) Breakfast Ghandruk(1,940m) Lunch, Dinner, and Overnight Stay

Day 8 : Ghandruk – Pokhara 11km | 4-5 hours | Breakfast , Lunch and Dinner Max Elevation: 823m/2,700ft::

We are already on the other part of the trekking expedition. We shall reach Pokhara via Nayapul today. We start today’s trek by descending to Birethati along the stone steps moving through villages and cultivated lands. We reach Ghandruk on a similar path and to the Modi River. The downhill walk continues as we pass through the small town of Birethanti. Little after the trek, we reach the initial point of our actual trekking, Nayapul. We drive back to Pokhara from this place. This marks the end of our on-foot journey. We can rest along the ever beautiful Lakeside in Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara. Ghandruk(1,940m) Breakfast Birethanti(1,050m) | 3-4 hours Lunch Pokhara Dinner and Overnight Stay

Day 9 : Pokhara Sightseeing and Relax Sightseeing, shopping, massage, and other activities Max Elevation: 823m/2,700ft::

Well, you can enjoy this day as you wish at Pokhara. There are lots of interesting and must-visit places in there which are naturally blessed. Apart from it, Pokhara is also renowned as the city of lakes and the most beautiful city of Nepal. You can have some quality time with your beloved once or enjoy some peaceful moments alone in there. This is one of the best destinations for tourists. You’ll stay overnight in Pokhara this day.

Day 10 : Pokhara - Kathmandu 200km | 5-6 hours | Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Max Elevation: 823m/2,700ft::

Today we drive back to the Kathmandu valley after the completion of our wonderful trek. Following the same route to the Pokhara valley, we trace our journey back to the medieval city of Kathmandu. The trail is as beautiful and attractive as it was in the first encounter. The hills and streams, rivers and rivulets, and the landscape along with the hospitable locals make our return journey more beautiful. Pokhara Breakfast Malekhu | 4 hours Lunch Nepali Cultural Restaurant, Kathmandu Farewell Dinner and Overnight Stay

Day 11 : Departure to own destination::

With all the memories and experience you’ll go back to your home this day. In the meantime, you can have some souvenirs for your near and dear ones back in your native place. Our representative will drop you at the airport from the hotel. This will one of the best experiences of trekking for your lifetime.

Price Includes

  • Airport Pick-up and drop service
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Green Horizon or Similar Standard)
  • 3 nights Hotel in Pokhara
  • All accommodation during the trek in the best hotels/tea-houses in the area (differing according to the price you wish to spend)
    • Sanitation: The accommodation we provide will be neat and clean with warm-hospitality and quality services.
    • Single Accommodation: You won’t have to share your accommodation with anyone else so that your privacy is protected.
  • All foods during the trek: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner; any items in the menu as much as you wish to consume.
    • We provide hygienic and safe meals to re-energize you.
    • We request you not to waste your meals for it is difficult to transport food in the rural area.
    • You are not allowed to share your meals with anyone else from another group.
  • Transportation costs(Drive): Comfortable Tourist Bus (Kathmandu – Pokhara- Kathmandu) with other driving fares.
  • Professional and Highly experienced English-speaking Trekking Guide licensed by the Government. Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: Our guides are locals of the region which ensures that you will surely get to explore a bit more during the trek than with any other guides.
    • Experienced: With an experience of more than a decade of working in this field, our trekking guides possess excellent knowledge on briefing during the trek as well as they are experts in handling all kinds of critical situations which might occur during the trek.
    • Insurance: Nepal Mountain Trekkers have an insurance policy for all our trekking staffs.
  • Porters (1 porter for 2 trekkers with a max load of 25 KG). Including their lodging and food.
    • Local Staffs: The porters we hire belong to the same region where we trek in order to provide employment opportunities to the locals as well as to make you explore every prospect of the region.
  • Trekking Permits: Trekkers’ Information Management System(TIMS) Card and Annapurna Conservation Area(ACAP) fees
  • Trekking gears like sleeping bags and down jacket made available on rent
  • T-shirt of Nepal Mountain Trekkers, Duffel bag, and Trekking Map
  • Rescue Arrangement Service
  • First aid medical box
  • All Government Taxes(13% VAT) and 10% Service Charge
  • Farewell Dinner

Price Excludes

  • Visa fee to enter Nepal (Visa Information)
  • International flight tickets
  • Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation and meal costs in Kathmandu due to any change in the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel insurance/ Rescue operation costs
  • All personal expenses (Laundries, Electric accessories, Internet, and so on)
  • All Soft Drinks and Alcoholic Beverages
  • Tips for guide and porters

Trip Gallery

Equipments

Head

  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch
  • Lip Balm
  • Sun’s Cream ( 40+)

Upper Body

  • Cotton t-shirts or thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Down jacket (Light-weighted)

Lower Body

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof pants
  • Underwear and Half Pants

Feet

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable hiking boots
  • Light-weighted sandals

Hands

  • Gloves
  • Creams

Accessories

  • Sleeping bag rated to 0°C
  • Trekking bag (Rucksack)
  • Duffel bag
  • Large plastic bags (for keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (optional, recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries

Miscellaneous

  • Medicines: We recommend you bring your regular medicines; we will provide a first aid kit from our side.
  • Light-weighted Towel
  • Swiss Knife
  • Passport and extra passport photos
  • Water Purifying Iodine Tablets, Drop or Sterilizer

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CLIENTS REVIEW

What our customers say about us

Good vibes only

Done the Poon Hill trek with the help of Min and Tn.
They were of great help just everytime and they had the solution for everything. Also, Min had a great knowledge that helped the three of us learning more about Nepal during the days we spent together. Really nothing bad to say. I just thank them as we could really enjoy the trek, which is just great.
Nepal Mountain Trekkers owner, Ramesh, also helped us planning our days and organized for us other activities. Ask him for assistance if you need some.
Just a note: don’t go to Chitwan to ride elephants and make sure to pick a good place over there, ours was terrible.

A big thank again to Ramesh, Min and Tn!

Alessia

Tripadvisor

You can definitely count on them for a hassel free trip

Did a 10 days trip,trek for 7 days ( poonhill, ghorepani , ghandruk circuit) with 5 kids and 3 mummies.Mr Ramesh ( the owner) is very accommodating and welcoming.He specifically assigned Min ,who is very patient , knowledgeable and experienced in handling family with young children.He has managed to handle the hiccups faced and unforseen circumstances well,not forgetting going all way out to arrange a freshly baked birthday cake for our boy in Ghorepani.We have enjoyed trekking with the awesome team comprising Mr Min, Mr Krishna,Mr Sangame,Mr Manish and Mr Bikash,who constantly ensured our safety and welfare.
We are glad we made the right choice in engaging their service.Thumbs up!

dyingforaholiday

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Worry Free 7 Days Trek to Poon Hill

3 City Moms made it to Poon Hill with 5 young kids ranging from 5-13 years old. All made possible with a great team of guide and porters. The group dynamics were just right. They were able to bond well with the children and there was great team work amongst the team. We had nothing to worry about. From the moment we landed til we depart. Everything was well-thought. Even to the slightest details like planning a surprise cake [in the middle of the a mountain] for a boy who turned 13 during the trip and even making sure that we do not leave our belongings behind when we leave a tea house. These are the fine touches that made a trip an unforgettable one.

marveille

Tripadvisor

Dream trekking with superstar guide

Corinne-op-reis

Tripadvisor

Good for new trekkers

Being a beginner trekker, I found Mountain Trekkers good as everything was planned out ahead of time so all that was required of me was to walk. Ramesh was very knowledgeable and helped choose an appropriate hiking route that suited me. My guide was helpful and attentive. I recommend Nepal Mountain Trekkers to first time trekkers as it’s a nice introduction to the trekking world.

Ruby

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Amazing Adventure to Poon Hill and Ghorepani

My friend and I had an incredible time on an 8 day trek to Poon Hill and Ghorepani. This being my first trek, I was nervous about how I would go but Ramesh did an excellent job answering all of my questions and planning a very flexible schedule for us. Our guide TB made every part of the adventure feel comfortable, safe and fun. TB is a very experienced guide and has a wealth of knowledge. Hearing him share interesting information and stories about the culture and the beautiful places we were walking through really enriched our journey. Nepal Mountain Trekkers really do go out of their way to cater to your individual needs, their friendly expert guides will ensure you have the best possible time in Nepal. Ramesh and the team are professional and personable in their approach to helping you create the adventure you have always dreamed of.

Alicita

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Loved it!

We were not quite sure if trekking was going to be something for us, especially because we were traveling with our 2,5yr old son. Ramesh gave us many tips, thought out of the box and suggested alternatives should the trip not be what we expected. Min, our guide was the best we could have wished for. He took plenty of time for us, arranged food and drinks, after a day or two Min just knew what we would have for drinks and would order for us so we haven’t had to wait. He chose excellent small hotels to stop along the way, played with our son and was a fine partner to have conversations with. He told a lot about the environment, life in Nepal and his native village where not much was left of it after the 2015 earthquake.
We have chosen to do an 8 day trek through Poon Hill, Ghandruk, Landruk, and the hotsprings.
The walking days were definitely not too long and the road there is plenty of opportunity for you to catch your breath and enjoy the view. Although we kept asking Min how far we still had to go and when we had our next stop, he kept being all friendly and smiling the whole time. We also hired a porter to carry our heavy bag along the way, it was his first trip though he seemed to enjoy it and ran uphill like he never did something else in his life
After trekking we’ve decided to stay for a few extra days in Pokhara, the hotel Nepal Mountain Trekkers had arranged was really good, staff was wonderful and we just loved this city.

If in Nepal, you haven’t seen the beauty of this amazing country if you haven’t been trekking. Definitely would recommend Ramesh en Min, and all other guides at Nepal Mountain Trekkers. Good price, excellent service. Would do this all over again when we come back to Nepal.

jezzle88

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