Ghorepani Poon hill Trek

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
Pokhara-Nayapul- Ghorepani-Poonhill-Ghandruk-Nayapul-Pokhara

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 Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a popular tourist destination located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. The area is renowned for its spectacular views of the Himalayan Mountains, including Dhaulagiri and Annapurna. It is the most popular spot for trekking and other outdoor activities near Pokhara.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the most popular and accessible treks in Nepal. Located at the foothills of the Annapurna Mountain range, the trek offers stunning views of the snow-capped Himalayan range, lush green forests, cascading waterfalls, and local villages. The trek starts from the town of Nayapul, winding through the lower foothills of the Annapurna range, before reaching the Ghorepani village. From there, trekkers can choose to continue to the famous Poonhill viewpoint, where one can witness the stunning views of the Annapurna range and Machhapuchhre (Fish Tail).

The entire trek is an experience of a lifetime and can be completed in 7 days. The trek is mostly easy to moderate, with some challenging sections. The trek passes through several villages and provides an opportunity to experience the culture and traditions of the local communities. The trek offers a chance to glimpse the beauty of nature and the majestic Himalayas.

The Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a great destination for nature lovers, adventure seekers, and trekkers of all levels. It is a great way to explore the Annapurna region and experience the culture and beauty of the Himalayas. The trek can be customized as per individual needs and preferences and can be extended to include other attractions like Annapurna Base Camp, and Mardi Himal.

The Ghorepani Poonhill trek is an experience that will stay with you for a lifetime. So, if you are looking for a thrilling and rewarding adventure in the Himalayas, this trek is a perfect choice! Reserve your trip today and have the knowledge of an era!

Ghorepani Poonhill Route

The trek begins at Nayapul, a small town located just an hour away from Pokhara. From here, trekkers will pass through villages such as Ghandruk, Tadapani, Deurali, and Chhomrong, all of which offer stunning mountain views. Trekkers will also get to experience the unique local culture of the region as they pass through beautiful traditional villages.

The highlight of the trek is the stunning views of the sunrise over the Annapurna Range from Poonhill. The panoramic view of the snow-capped mountains is simply breathtaking and is a must-see for any trekker.

The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a great way to experience the beauty of the Annapurna Mountains and get a taste of mountain life. The trek is suitable for all fitness levels, so even those with limited trekking experience can enjoy the beautiful scenery and culture of the region.

The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a great way to explore the beauty of the Annapurna Mountains. It is an ideal destination for those looking for a short and easy trek in Nepal. With its stunning views, unique cultures, and easy accessibility, this trek is perfect for those looking to get a taste of mountain life without having to take on a difficult and strenuous trail.

Best Time for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

From late March to early June, the climate is mild and the trail is dry. The days are warm and sunny, providing the perfect conditions for trekking. The temperature at night is pleasant and the clear skies provide excellent views of the Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri peaks.

Late September to early December is also a great time to trek as the weather is pleasant, with clear skies and warm days. The nights are slightly cooler but still comfortable. The views of the mountains remain clear and spectacular.

Whichever time of year you choose to do the trek, you will be rewarded with stunning views of the majestic Himalayan peaks. The local people are friendly and welcoming, and the trails are well-maintained.

The Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a must-do for any traveler to Nepal. It is an ideal trek for first-time trekkers and it should not be missed. So, if you're looking for a classic trekking experience in the Himalayas, plan your trip during the best time of year for an unforgettable experience.

 

Difficulty

The difficulty of the Ghorepani Poonhill trek depends on a few factors, such as your fitness level, the duration of the trek, and the altitude. The total trekking distance is approximately 32km, and it goes up to an altitude of 3210m.

In terms of fitness level, the trek is considered to be moderate to difficult, so you should have a good level of fitness before attempting it. During the trek, you will need to be able to walk for up to 6 hours a day. You should also be prepared to tackle a few steep inclines and declines.

The duration of the trek also plays a role in the difficulty. Most people do the trek in 6-7 days, but it can be done in fewer days if you are a more experienced hiker. However, be aware that the higher altitude and longer days can make the trek more challenging.

Finally, the altitude can also make the trek more difficult for some people. The maximum altitude you will reach is 3210m, and some people may experience altitude sickness. It’s important to be aware of the symptoms and to take precautions such as drinking plenty of water and taking regular rest breaks.

Overall, the trek is a challenging that will test your endurance and strength. However, with the right preparation and determination, it is achievable for most people. The stunning mountain views and traditional villages make it a rewarding experience that you’ll never forget.

Poonhill trek Accommodation and Meals

Accommodation on the Ghorepani Poonhill trek is mostly in tea house lodges. The lodges provide simple accommodation, with basic amenities such as warm beds, hot showers, and a pleasant dining room for meals. Most tea houses offer different types of Nepali, Indian, and Western dishes.

Meals are included in the cost of accommodation and usually consist of breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast usually consists of an omelet, toast, and tea/coffee. Lunch typically consists of dal bhat (a Nepali dish of lentils and rice), vegetables, and tea/coffee. Dinner is usually a combination of soup, dal bhat, and tea/coffee.

The tea houses also offer snacks such as momos, pakoras, and soups. If you prefer to have something more than the basic meals, you can also order western dishes such as pasta, pizza, and burgers.

Poonhill Trek Cost

The Poonhill trek cost depends on the length of the trek and the number of people in the group. This trek typically takes a few days, so the overall cost would include the cost of accommodation, food, transportation, and trekking permits.

Accommodation during the Poonhill Trek will vary depending on the route taken. Generally, trekkers will stay in teahouses or lodges run by local families. Alternatively, camping is also an option, with tents provided by the trekking company. Teahouses or lodges will often provide basic meals, while camping treks will provide all meals. 

The cost of accommodation depends on the type of accommodation you opt for. Options range from basic guest houses to luxury hotels. Prices range from USD 5 to USD 25 per night in the Mountain Area.

Meals: The cost of food is usually included in the accommodation cost. However, you can also buy groceries and prepare your own meals.Transportation: Transportation is the major factor that affects the overall cost of the trek. Private vehicles can be hired from Pokhara to Nayapul and back for approximately USD 60. Alternatively, local buses cost around USD 15 for a one-way trip.

Permit cost

 A Trekking Permit is required to trek in Nepal. The cost of a trekking permit for the Ghorepani Poonhill trek is around USD 30.

The cost of the Ghorepani Poonhill trek will depend on the duration and the number of people in your group. You can expect to pay an average of USD 500 to USD 700 per person for the complete package. A budget-friendly trek can be had for USD 350.

So, if you are looking for an affordable trekking experience, the Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a perfect choice. It offers you an opportunity to explore the majestic Annapurna region and experience the local culture of the region.

Annapurna Conservation Area require the Trekking Information Management  Committee (TIMS card) which is authorized by Trekking Agency Association of Nepal(TAAN) which is USD 10 per person. Permit, Tims cost are included in total price of the package.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek Cost for Nepali

The cost of the Ghorepani Poonhill trek depends on the duration and type of trek you choose. A basic trek usually costs between NRS 1500 to 1800 per day per person. This price includes the cost of the guide, accommodation, meals, and necessary permits. If you want to customize your trek, you can choose to add activities such as day hikes and visits to local villages for an extra cost.

The Ghorepani Poonhill trek is an unforgettable journey that will leave you with a lifetime of memories. If you’re looking for an adventure in Nepal, the Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a perfect choice. So come and explore the mesmerizing beauty of Nepal with the Ghorepani Poonhill trek.

The cost also varies upon the group sizes so if you are college/ school students looking for a trek cost will be less.

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 backpack.

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. 

  • 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 a 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.
    • Tips for Guide, Porter, and Drivers. 

Complimentary

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

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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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