• Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trip Style: Sight Seeing & Trekking
  • Transport: Private Tourist vehicle & Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch Dinner on Trek & Breakfast in Cities
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel and Mountian Guest House
  • Group Size: 1-12
  • Max Elevation: 3210

Highlights:

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu
  • Explore the beautiful city of the lakes, Pokhara
  • Trek through lovely rhododendron, birch, juniper forests
  • Witness gorgeous sunrise view from Poon Hill along with stunning views of Himalayan mountains
  • Spend the night in typical Magar village, Ghorepani
  • Explore the authentic Gurung culture and tradition at Ghandruk
  • Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu

About Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekk is a blissful journey amidst one of the most amazing eco-trails in the world. Enjoying the spectacular beauty of the Annapurna region along with ancient culture, fine valleys, and Himalayan panoramas, you complete Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a short trek in the Annapurna region that takes you to one of the most famous viewpoints of the region, Poon Hill. From here, you see gorgeous sunrise along with the western Himalayan Mountains. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is also one of the most famous treks in the Annapurna region. The rays of morning lights on glistening snow-capped peaks create a heavenly view that will melt your heart. This is a perfect trek for couples, families, club members, students, and a group of friends. Trekking to Ghorepani is full of excitement and surprises with an astonishing array of vegetation with dense forests of rhododendron, juniper, oak, birch, etc.

If you are new to trekking then the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a thrilling introduction to the wonders of trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal. Poonhill Trekking is a more laidback and easy package designed to let you explore the scenery of traditional villages, lush forests, fertile fields and up-close views of some of the highest peaks on the planet. This is a perfect trekking package for the novice or for someone who has less time to go on long trekking journeys.

We, Outfitter Nepal Treks & Expedition is glad to present to you our special Ghorepani Poonhill Trek itinerary. We have both fixed departure and private departure available. Look at our departure schedule and choose one of the dates that are the most suitable for you or contact us if none of the dates are suitable for you so that we can arrange a trek for any date that suits you the best.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Arrive Kathmandu Airport and transfer to hotel

Arrive at Kathmandu airport and you will be met by our airport representative and transferred to hotel, you evening free and overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

After having breakfast at hotel, we take you for the sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley about 9:00 am in the morning and the tour includes Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey Temple, Pashupatinath Temple and Baudhanath Stupa and return to hotel and you will have some free time to shop your trekking gear if you need.

Option: If you are interested to See Everest & Himalayas, we have 1 hour scenic Everest Mountain Flight tour early in the morning about 6-7 am before the tour starts for today. So, let us know if you want to book this tour.

  • Food:Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

After having early breakfast at hotel and we drive along the Trisuli and Mashyangdi River to reach Pokhara, we will see the beautiful river view and the view of Ganesh Himal and Mountain Manaslu as well during the driving, Pokhara is tourist's paradise with full of natural as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains, after 6 hours of drive; we will arrive in Pokhara.

Option: If you are interested for rafting then you have options to take 3 hour rafting in Trisuli river on the way to Pokhara – you do not need extra day to do this Raft as we can stop and do the Raring and continue on our journey.

  • Food:Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Pokhara

After having breakfast at hotel in Pokhara, we take short drive to Nayapul ,then start our trekking to Tikhedhunga (1577M) Via Birethanti (1065m.), it is easy trekking passing through several villages and settlements, Afterwards we will ascend gently to the final destination of the day.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Tikhedhunga

After having breakfast at lodge, we start the trek and ascend steeply for the first 2 hours then ascend gently passing through Ulleri (2070m.) and Banthanti, We will see good view of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Now, our trail is quite easier passing through rhododendron and shadowy trees and ascends gently up to the final camp.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Ghorepani

Today, we hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains in the morning then Hike down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at Lodge and trek to Tadapani (2650 m.).

Most part of the trail we trek through rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Tadapani

Today, it is easy trekking by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests to Ghandruk, We will hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way, This is one of the popular destinations for the birds' lovers, Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft centre and Gurung museum in Ghundruk if you are interested to visit them, from this village we will see the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail.

  • Food:Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accomodation:Guest House
  • Place:Ghandruk

Today is our last day of our trek day and it is easy trek down by descending gently half of the way through the rice field and local villages to Syauli bazaar and trek flat part until Nayapul then drive to Pokhara.

  • Food:Breakfast & Lunch
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Pokhara

We take tourist bus at 7 AM to drive to Kathmandu and the driving will be fantastic along with many towns and we are able to see the settlements, Rivers, terraces and landscapes, after 6 hours driving we will arrive Kathmandu.

If you want to take other tours in Nepal such as Chitwan Jungle Safari, Pokhara Day Tour or Lumbini tour then you can start from today and do let us know if you want to take any tour as we also arrange those tours.

  • Food:Breakfast
  • Accomodation:Hotel
  • Place:Kathmandu

You will be transferred to the international airport for your final departure to your loving home. OUTFITTER NEPAL has taken pleasure in serving you all of these weeks; you counted on us & we didn’t let you down because we know how hard you’ve worked to enjoy this holiday.

Meeting you was an immense pleasure & we do hope you will remember us down the years with memories of the time you’ve spent in this amazing country that’s Nepal. A safe BON VOYAGE home…takes care!!!.

  • Food:Breakfast

What's Included

  • Airport transfers.
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast.
  • A day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.
  • 2 night hotel in Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) on trek.
  • Accommodations in lodges on trek.
  • A guide & porters (1 porter for each 2 trekkers and a porter carry about 20-22 KG from 2 of you).
  • Paper works, National park entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Ground transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Arrangement of emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffel bag – if Necessary (return after the trek).
  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport - Kathmandu).
  • Your Travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara).
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills.
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge.
  • Entrances Fees while visiting Kathmandu on second day.
  • Tips for the guide and porters.
  • Anything not mentioned in included section.

Price & Dates

Price Menu
No. of peoplePrice P.P
1 - 1 US$ 850
2 - 5 US$ 700
6 - 12 US$ 550
Departure Note:
  • We have set date to departure the Ghorepani- Poon hill trek. So, select your date and book the trek.
  • If your preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
  • We have listed the price for up to 12 people only so, if you are more than 12 people then please contact us for the group price and further process to book the trek.
  • Private trek is available on any date of the year, contact us for the booking.
  • Guaranteed dates are guaranteed to departure and we already have people booked for date.
  • Available dates are available to book and become guaranteed once you book for that date.
  • Closed dates are closed and not bookable on that date however if you are available only on that date then contact us as we may have some other alternatives.
  • The departure dates are your arrival dates in Nepal.
DatesStatusPrice FromNote  
15 Jan, 2020 - 24 Jan, 2020AvailableUS$550
25 Jan, 2020 - 03 Feb, 2020AvailableUS$550

Useful Information

Things you should know before going on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:

Best time to go on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Spring and autumn is the best time to go on Poonhill Trekking. Months from March to May and September to November fall under these two seasons. The weather is usually stable, and the clear sky makes the views magnificent. On top of that, the moderate climate makes the journey more joyful.

Likewise, Monsoon (June to July) is not recommended to go on Ghorepani Trek because of rainfall and slippery trails. The views are also not clear. While in winter (December to February), the unbearable cold takes away the thrill of trekking, however, it is the best time to capture the irresistible beauty of Annapurna Himalayas.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek difficulty

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 10-days is an easy trek in the Annapurna region. This trek is for those travelers who have not sufficient time on their hands to go on long trekking days, yet want to explore the beauty of the Annapurna region. The trail is easy and double for everyone. There is no difficult path and the risk of altitude sickness is also very low.

Food & Accommodation during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

During Ghorepani Trek, you will stay overnight in the lodge or guesthouse. The rooms are usually small and on a twin-sharing basis. You will find a few pieces of furniture along with a mattress, blanket, and pillow.

The meals will be served as per the menu of the lodge/guesthouse. You can expect to find dishes like momo, noodles, sandwiches, bakery items, bars, rice, curries, soup, tea, coffee, etc.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek cost

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek can cost around 700 USD to 900 USD. The price can differ if you add or remove any facility or change the itinerary. You can check our cost include and exclude section to know more in detail.

Things you will get to see & experience during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:

Stunning Views of Himalayan Mountains

Poon Hill Trekking will offer you incredible views of several Himalayan mountains like Annapurna Range (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), Tukuche Peak (6,920 m), etc.

Culturally Rich Villages

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking will take you to culturally rich villages in the lower part of the Annapurna region. Mostly dominated by Gurung and Magars, this journey will let you experience the norms, values, and ancient practices of locals. You will see several gumbas, stupas, and chortens on the trail.

Beautiful Ghorepani Village

Surrounded by beautiful rhododendron forests and snow-covered mountains, Ghorepani is a beautiful village. Here, you will get to spend one of the best times of your life amidst Gurung and Magar people. You will get to interact with them and see their daily lifestyle.

Stunning Sunrise from Poon Hill View Point

Located above Ghorepani village, Poon Hill is a very famous viewpoint of the Annapurna region. From Poon Hill, you will get to see stunning sunrise and sunset along with a distant view of western Himalayas. Trekkers usually walk up to Poon Hill for a short hike.

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