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Ghorepani Poon hill Trek - 8 days

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Duration
8 days
Max. Elevation
3210m
Group size
Min. 2 pax
Level
EASY
Transportation
Private car, bus and flight
Best Season
all Time of the year
Accomodation
  • 3* Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Basic tea house Lodge during the trek.
Meals
  • Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All meals are included during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
Starts at
Nayapul
Ends at
Ghandruk or Nayapul
Trip Route
Nayapul- Ghorepani-Poonhill-Ghandruk-Nayapul

Highlights

    • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed sites of Kathmandu valley.
    • Visit the famous city Pokhara- the city of lakes and mountains.
    • Explore the vibrant villages of Tikhedhunga, Ulleri and Ghandruk.
    • Collect the best views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges.
    • Enjoy the best sunrise view from Poon Hill.
    • Create a lifetime experience with A1l Trek Nepal.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 4 days is short and the best trekking in Nepal. Widely famous as the Annapurna Sunrise trek; this trek offers to collect the best views of mountains in a short time. The excellent views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges can be collected at Poon Hill.

Next, the exploration of the local Poon and Magar villages is the next pick of the trek. The excellently preserved local village of Ghandruk is the next highlight of the trek. The maximum elevation of the Poon Hill trek is 3,210 meters above sea level. Suited for all kinds of travelers, you can even trek Poon Hill with your kids.

Like other trekking in Nepal, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is also a tea house trekking. The route has the finest trekking lodges with good facilities. Normally, treks in Nepal are a seasonal activity, but the Poon hill trek is all-seasons trekking. Typically, trekking Poon hill is more exciting in the months of spring (March to May), as the blooming rhododendrons add the excitement. Whereas, exploring the famous Pokhara city is the next highlight of the trek.

Basically, two trekking permits are needed for the trek. First is ACAP (Annapurna conservation area permit). Next is TIMS (Trekkers’ information management system card).

Important Note

As per the Itinerary can customize as your need and the primary piece of gear for day hiking is about 15/20 Liter. you can keep your personal belongings in your day bagpack.

Trip Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu international airport, you will be welcomed by our representative. Then, You will be transferred to the hotel. Later, you can take short rest as you want, then we will give you a brief about the trip. 

  • Food: Not Included
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on twin/double sharing basis

After the early breakfast, you will be taking a scenic drive to Pokhara. The route to Pokhara includes some small to larger settlements, green hills, the Trishuli river plus occasional views of the mountains. There will be several breaks for the food/drinks and the toilet. After checking into the hotel; you can go for an evening walk around Phewa Lake. The sunset view from the lakeside looks stunning. For the food and drinks, you can find so many good options in Lakeside.

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

Today, the journey to Poon hill begins officially. Firstly, you will be taking a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. The drive offers the occasional mountain view and insight into a local lifestyle. The trek starts from Nayapul after successfully checking in your permits. The route to Ulleri is easy and passes some of the beautiful local villages of Sudhame, Hile, and Tikhedhunga. Ulleri is a small Poon settlement at the lap of the Himalayas. You can get a glimpse of Annapurna south from your teahouse. Do not forget to glance at the sunset time.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

Wake up with a good sunrise view at Annapurna south. Grab your delicious breakfast then tie your shoes for the day. The route to Ghorepani is mostly uphill and through the dense rhododendron forest. Rhododendron is a special flower as it is the national flower of Nepal. It would be a great walk if you are trekking in the months of the spring (March to May). Upon arriving, in Ghorepani, you can enjoy the panoramic views of mountains including Annapurna, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, and more. Additionally, the sunset view of the Himalayas is an absolute stunner.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis.

You will be starting the hike early morning with the intention of reaching Poon Hill before sunrise. The hiking route to Poon Hill from Ghorepani is uphill through the rhododendron forest. Upon arriving at Poon Hill (3210m); wait for the best sunrise view in the Himalayas. A moment later, once the golden rays of the sun come over near Fishtail mountain- rest is the best moment of the trek.

 Collect the best views of mountains, capture the memory and get back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, you will be starting the trekking to Ghandruk. Taking right from the teahouse, you will be heading to Deurali first. Deurali offers similar views to Poon Hill. There onwards, the route is mostly downhill all the way to Ghandruk via Tadapani. Ghandruk is a beautiful Gurung village, which persevered supremely in the old style of lifestyle.

  • Food: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Included.
  • Accommodation at: local lodge twin/double sharing basis

Grab the delicious breakfast before starting the trekking. Then you will be trekking back to Nayapul again. At Nayapul, you will be taking the private transport back to Pokhara. In Pokhara, you can either walk around the lakeside or can take a rest. Or doing a massage of your tired body would be a good option in Pokhara.

  • Food: Breakfast and Lunch Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

Collecting the great memories of the Ghorepani trek, you will be driving back to Kathmandu this day. In the evening, you can do some last-minute shopping around Thamel. Then you can prepare your luggage.

  • Food: Breakfast Included.
  • Accommodation at: 3-star hotel on a twin/double sharing basis.

After an amazing week in Nepal, you will be transferred to Kathmandu airport to catch your returning flight home. Our representative will be helping you to transferred to airport, with a hope to see you again. “FERI BHETAULA”.

  • Food: Breakfast Included.

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Includes

    •  The airport picks up and drops off by a private vehicle.
    •  3-star hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast on a twin/double sharing basis.
    •  Kathmandu sightseeing with private transportation and guide.
    •  Transportation (Kathmandu to Pokhara, Pokhara to Kathmandu) by tourist bus.
    •  Private transportation (Pokhara to Nayapul, Nayapul to Pokhara).
    •  Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers Information Management System Card (TIMS).
    •  Experienced trekking guide(s) and his/her expenses during the trekking.
    •  Porter(s) during the trek.
    •  Three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) a day during the trek.
    •  Tea house accommodation on a twin/double sharing basis during the trek.
    •  All the government taxes.

Doesn't Include

    •  International airfare
    •  Travel insurance and Nepal visa fees
    •  Food in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    •  Beverages, laundries and any other personal expenses during the trek.
    •  Anything does not mention in the inclusion list.

Complimentary

    • Annapurna Trekking Map
    • Welcome, and welfare Dinner in Nepali cultural dance shows restaurant, 
    • Aonetrek company logo print T-shirt, and Trekking Certificate.

Frequently Asked Questions

Ghorepani and Poon Hill are one of the most popular trekking as the area is close to Pokhara city. Which is about a few days walk, which one can extend from 3-4 days or more to a week. Exploring around the southern hills of Annapurna Himalayas, Ghorepani and Poon Hill offer moderate-grade walks with exciting mountain views. From Poon Hill, an hour hike from the village of Ghorepani offers a spectacular panorama of more than 360° wide angle.

Poon Hill is at 3,210 m /10,531 feet high and offers a grand panorama of the world's three highest mountain ranges. Overlooking from Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu Himalaya range, as far towards Ganesh Himal in the Far East horizon. The views of sunrise and sunsets are spectacular with the snow mountain range backdrop, with beautiful landscape scenery.

Walking from Ulleri to Ghorepani villages encountered the Poon from Magar people, the main hill tribes of Western Nepal. Due to the mass population of Poon Magar around Ghorepani and named the hill Poon Hill.
The Poon Magar follows Hindu and Buddhism religions, and the Poon Magar menfolk are famous as Gorkha soldiers. Like in Indian and British Gorkha Regiments or Battalions.

The area around Ghorepani and Poon Hill is regarded as the world’s largest natural rhododendron garden. The village is surrounded by rhododendron trees and bushes, from the springtime March to May. The whole hill and valleys are alive with wildflowers in blooming seasons, especially the rhododendron of various species. Which is also a national flower the red Rhododendron species. 

Trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill can be done in a few days, taking a drive from Pokhara city. Ending the drive at the start of trekking from Bhirethati, Nayapul villages, or at Ulleri village. From Nayapul or Bhirethati takes 2 days, while from Ulleri just 3-4 hours. The Ghorepani and Poon Hill is a short circuit trek, after visiting Poon Hill can take the alternative route to Ghandrung and then back to Pokhara. 

Depending upon the starting and ending point of trekking. On average minimum of 3-4 hours and a maximum of 5-6 hours of walks. The longest walk is from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani due steep climb to Ulleri. As well as on return trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani or Ghandruk villages. On the last day walks from Ghandruk to Kimche for a drive back to Pokhara or walk the long way to Nayapul for the drive to Pokhara.


 

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