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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Facts:

Destination
Nepal
Group Size
Max People: 02-12
Region
Annapurna
Trip Duration
11 Days
Activities
Trekking
Culture
Gurung and Magar
Meals
B/B in Kathmandu & Pokhara full board (B/L/D) during trekking
Accommodation
Hotel / Lodge
Max Elevation
3210 at Poon Hill
Best Month
Spring / Autumn
Trip Grade
Easy
Trek Starts / Ends
Kathmandu
Transportation
Private Vehicle / Flight

Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Himalayan Dream Team:

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most popular trekking itineraries in the Annapurna region, known for its accessibility and breathtaking views. This trek offers a wonderful opportunity to experience the beauty of the Annapurna region within a shorter duration, making it perfect for families with children and first-time trekkers. The journey begins with a guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu, followed by a drive to the lively lakeside city of Pokhara.

Starting from Nayapul, the trek takes you through charming villages like Ulleri and Ghorepani, inhabited by the renowned Gorkha warrior clans, the Gurung and Magar. Along the way, you'll be enchanted by colorful orchids and clear views of the majestic high mountains, including the two eight-thousanders – Mt. Annapurna (8091m) and Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m). The highlight of the trek is reaching Poon Hill (3210m), one of the most beautiful viewpoints on earth, offering panoramic vistas of the Himalayan range and picturesque rice terraces.

The trek continues to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk, where you can enjoy ethnic hospitality and explore the cultural richness of the Gurung Museum. After descending, you can explore Pokhara’s lakes, underwater caves, and waterfalls.

For those looking for more adventure in the Annapurna region, consider the Annapurna Base Camp Trek, the Annapurna Circuit Trek, or the Mardi Himal Trek. Each of these treks offers unique experiences and stunning landscapes, from the base camp of the majestic Annapurna to the varied terrain of the Annapurna Circuit and the pristine paths of the Mardi Himal. The Annapurna region provides a diverse range of trekking opportunities, catering to all levels of trekkers and offering unforgettable views and cultural encounters.
 

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek can also be easily combined with a 3-4 day jungle tour in Chitwan National Park. After the trek, drive from Pokhara to Chitwan for an unforgettable jungle experience before heading back to Kathmandu.

Trip Highlights:

  • Explore Kathmandu's UNESCO World Heritage Sites with a local cultural guide, including the holy Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Boudhanath Stupa.
  • Ideal for families with children and first-time trekkers.
  • Short yet immensely rewarding adventure.
  • Drive to the vibrant lakeside city of Pokhara.
  • Trek starts from Nayapul, passing through villages like Ulleri and Ghorepani.
  • Home to Gorkha warrior clans, the Gurung and Magar.
  • Reaching Poon Hill (3210m), one of the most beautiful viewpoints on earth.
  • Enjoy panoramic vistas of the Himalayan range and picturesque rice terraces.
  • A photographer’s paradise.
  • Trek continues to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk.
  • Experience ethnic hospitality.
  • Explore the cultural richness of the Gurung Museum.
  • After descending, explore Pokhara’s lakes, underwater caves, and waterfalls.
  • Serene beauty and vibrant atmosphere of Pokhara.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

Details Outline

Himalayan Dream Team will pick you up at the international airport in kathmandu for your transfer to the hotel. As a welcome you will have a typical Nepalese dinner with some of the staff members. Learn about momo's and Dal bhat and do not forget to try our typical Nepalese drink with great mood of cheers.

Food
Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Highest Altitude
1335 m

fter breakfast, we'll take you on a tour of Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, and Boudhanath Stupa, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Durbar Square offers insights into the lives of royals in ancient times. Pashupatinath Temple holds great significance as a pilgrimage site for Hindus. Swayambhunath, also known as the Monkey Temple, and Boudhanath Stupa, one of the world's largest stupas, are both iconic landmarks.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Highest Altitude
1335 m
Walking Hours
5/6 hrs

fter breakfast you will drive by tourist bus to Nepal's most enchanting city, Pokhara (200km). On the route we will see more of the amazing countryside of Nepal that offers greeneries, rivers, villages, farms and beautiful mountain sceneries. In the afternoon, we will arrive. The city is famous for its magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, the five peaks of Annapurna. It is the starting point for all the adventurous trekkings. Pokhara is also called the city of lakes and has numerous beautiful lakes. You can explore the most accessible and beautiful of it, Fewa Lake during the afternoon -also by taking a boat. Explore, relax and dine by this tranquil Lake Fewa. You can even do some shopping during evening hours in the colorful streets alongside the lake.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Highest Altitude
822 m
Walking Hours
6/7 hrs

After breakfast we have an hour drive to the trekking starting point at Naya Pul, after 20 mins walking you reach  Birethati, a village with mixed cultures , lifestyles, traditions. Here you will show your trekking permit and TIMS permits in the check point office.  We first now pass through sub tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on sometimes on the side of the cliff. After lunch, we cross the Modi Khola (river) on a suspension bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward would really prove a test of our stamina.

Food
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Highest Altitude
2050 m
Walking Hours
4/5 hrs

We make our ascent to the Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means horse-water owing as to its role as an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and craft. The town has two parts: one up and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings.

Food
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Accomodation
lodge
Highest Altitude
2750 m
Walking Hours
4/5 hrs

Today will be a special day because we conquer Poon Hill- an icon of Annapurna region. To catch the magnificent splendour of sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill. Poon Hill (3,210m) is a great viewpoint from where we will be able to enjoy wonderful panoramic views of the Mustang part and Pokhara valleys including the closest views of more than 20 highest mountains including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photos and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Gorepani. Upon breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forest, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani

Food
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Highest Altitude
2700 m
Walking Hours
6/7 hrs

Today after breakfast we start trekking about 4 hours to Ghandruk. It is a big village on the trek and a most interesting tribal Gurung village, from which Gorkha soldiers are recruited. It has excellent close -up views of Annapurna South, Machhapurchhe and Himachuli. We visit the cute village museum in the afternoon. 

Food
Breakfast-Lunch-Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Highest Altitude
1950 m
Walking Hours
3/4 hrs

Today, we trek from Ghandruk to Naya Pul and then drive back to Pokhara. The trek will be downhill all the way to Birethanti. We step onto a staircase paved with stone slabs, curving in and out of the village and then along terraced farms. It keeps on going down almost without breaks from Ghandruk until the Modi Khola river valley. By the time, we arrive at Birethanti, some of us would feel like having made a downhill marathon. But our marathon is not over yet. From Birethanti, a final half-an-hour's walk takes us into Naya Pul. The journey on foot comes to an end and we drive from Nayapul to Pokhara.

Food
Breakfast-Lunch
Accomodation
Hotel
Highest Altitude
822 m
Walking Hours
5/6 hrs

Pokhara, also nicknamed as the Lake City, is the most beautiful place in Nepal. The town offers magnificent views of Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhare, five peaks of Annapurna and others. Pokhara owns numerous lakes, known as 'Tal' in Nepali, and offers fishing, boating and swimming. We visit Devi's Fall and the Gupteshwar Gufa Cave (also called Shiva Gufa). We also make a sightseeing trip to some of Pokhara's marketplaces, old bazaars, and landmarks. In the evening, explore the surrounding lakeside areas! 

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Highest Altitude
822 m

After a scenic flight upon our arrival in Kathmandu, you will be escorted to your hotel. The day in Kathmandu either will be for leisure to rest or for perhaps some shopping before going home or further trek /tours or explore any sights we missed during our first day in Kathmandu.

Food
Breakfast
Accomodation
Hotel
Highest Altitude
1335 m

Our adventure comes to an end today! Himalayan Dream Team accompany us to the airport for our flight time. Approximately 3 hours before your scheduled flight. 

Food
Breakfast

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If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preference and specification.

Service Included on Trip Cost

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and transfer to and from the international and domestic airports in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Authentic Nepali-style welcome dinner upon arrival in Kathmandu
  • Hotel accommodation with bed and breakfast provided in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • All airport/hotel transfers
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara with private transport, guide and entree fees monuments and temples
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara by tourist bus
  • Flight ticket Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Teahouse/Lodge during trekking
  • Full board during trekking B/L/D
  • All equipment and local transport according to program
  • All necessary staff with experienced English speaking trekking guide and porters to carry luggage,
  • All necessary paper works; trekking permits and TIMS card
  • All government and local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • International flight ticket
  • Flight Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Nepal visa and 4 passport sized pictures
  • Travel and rescue insurance (*please make sure your insurance covers emergency transport from mountains)
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for guides and porters
  • Extra costs in case of unforeseen changes in the planned program (e.g. weather conditions)
  • All others that is not mentioned in the Include section

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Altitude Profile

Route Map

route map

FAQs

What is the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

It's a short trek in the Annapurna region that offers spectacular mountain views, especially from Poon Hill, which is famous for its sunrise views over the Himalayas.

The trek typically takes about 4-5 days, making it ideal for trekkers who have limited time but still want to experience the Himalayas.

This trek is considered easy to moderate, making it suitable for beginners and those in moderate shape.

The highest point of the trek is Poon Hill, which stands at 3,210 meters (10,532 feet).

Trekkers need an Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and a Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card.

The best times are during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) when the weather is clear and dry.

The trek offers several comfortable teahouses and guesthouses along the route where trekkers can stay and eat.

Essentials include comfortable trekking boots, layered clothing, a warm jacket, a raincoat, a sleeping bag, a hat, gloves, a water purification system, and a first-aid kit.

Yes, it's possible to do the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek without a guide due to its well-marked trails and the presence of many other trekkers.

Key attractions include the sunrise view from Poon Hill, rhododendron forests, and traditional Gurung and Magar villages.

The trek usually starts from Nayapul, which is about a one to two-hour drive from Pokhara.

Teahouses along the trek serve Nepali and Western food, including the local staple dal bhat, noodles, soups, eggs, and pancakes.

The risk of altitude sickness is minimal on this trek as it does not go very high compared to other Himalayan treks

Moderate fitness is sufficient. It’s advisable to engage in some physical preparation like walking or hiking before attempting the trek.

The cost varies depending on the length of the trek, whether you hire a guide or porter, and your spending habits. Generally, budget around $30-$50 per day.

Client Reviews

Nona

Nona

Netherlands The

Great organization for an unforgettable trip!

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24th April, 2024

I arranged everything online in advance by emailing. I received a quick response and together with Albert I adjusted the trip step by step to my wishes in combination with their options.
I spent a total of 3 weeks in Nepal and did the poonhill trekking. From the people who picked me up from the airport to the guide who did the trekking with me, everyone from this organization was helpful, friendly and I always felt at ease. Indira also regularly texted me to ask if everything was going well, for example with hotels or bus trips.
It was my first trip alone so far from the Netherlands and it was a wonderful experience. The country has so much to offer that I have to go back again. Guaranteed that I will contact Himalaya dream team again!

Indira, Albert, Probin, Manisch and Hem.. thank you 🫶🏽

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