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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Overview

Trip Tacts

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Easy
  •    Destination: Annapurna
  •    Activities: Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara/ Lodges on the trek
  •    Meals: BB in Kathmandu and pokhara, Full board on trek.
  •    Maximum altitude: 3210m
  •    Group size: 1 to 24 pax
  •    Best Season: September to November, March to May

Trip Higlights

  • Easy and most Popular short trek of Nepal
  • Ghandruk village
  • Views of Annapurna and Machapuchre
  • Ghandruk museum 
  • Best place for Sunrise
  • Pokhara

Trip Information

Ghorepani poon hill trekking

 

This trek is also known as Ghorepani trek or Ghorepani Ghandruk circuit trek. It is Nepal's most popular and easy trek which locates in the Annapurna Region. It is perfect for every people who want a short trek or who have limited time. From Kathmandu, 25 minutes' flight, 5 hours' private vehicle or  6-7 hour's tourist/ local bus ride takes you to Pokhara. One and a half hour drive from Pokhara will reach Nayapul which is the starting point and end point of the trekking. An early morning climb to Poonhill is rewarded by a magnificent sunrise highlighting the peaks of the north Dhaulagiri range including Dhaulagiri 1st (8167m), Annapurna range including Annapurna 1st (8091m), the sacred mountain queen Fishtail (6997m) and the far distance Mansalu (8163m) and a lot of mountain ranges.

Poonhill trek is the most popular as it only takes 5-6 days and the maximum altitude is only 3210m. By a challenging climb of 3300 steps up to Ulleri. Then trek along the beautiful Bhurungdi Stream and fields of rice, millet and wheat. In the thick forest, you may see monkeys and birds. In the biggest Ghandruk village where the brave Gurkha soldiers are born and live, there is a magnificent cultural Gurung museum. You will experience their hospitality there. The final day you will trek along the Modi River that carries ice water from the Annapurna Sanctuary that pours into the Ganges River in India. Trekking through the rhododendron forests that bloom with red, pink and white flowers in Spring.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is best for people who want lesser physical demand or want to come with their families and kids to see closely the beautiful Himalayan Range. We bring you the to clean and peaceful lodges where you can charge the battery, take the hot shower, and use the internet and telephone.

Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Pvt Ltd organizes this trek throughout the year but the best seasons for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek are Spring (March-May) and Autumn (September –November).

 

Suggested itinerary

Day 1: Arrival day In Kathmandu transfer to hotel (1300m/4264ft) {15minutes drive}

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) transfer to hotel.

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul(1070m/3510ft), trek  from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga (1570m/5151ft) { 1 hour 30 minutes drive and 3-4 hours trek}

Day 4: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750m/9020ft) {6 hour trek}

Day 5: Hike to Poonhill(3210m/10532ft) for sunrise and trek from Ghorepani toTadapani (2540m/8332ft) {6-7 hour trek including Poonhill}

Day 6: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6365ft) explore Gurung village {3 hour trek}

Day 7: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul (1070m/3510ft) and drive to Pokhara (823m/2700ft) {4-5 hour trek, one and half hour drive}

Day 8: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1300m/4264ft) {7-8 hours drive}

Day 9: Shopping, departure or extend your holiday

FAQs on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek


1. What is Ghorepani Ghandruk  Trek?

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek is next name to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. As we visit the famous Ghandruk village, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is also known as Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek. It is also commonly known as Ghandruk Trek.

2. How much does Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek cost?

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek costs depend upon the services you take and itinerary you choose. However, we provide the best cost for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek at about $465. $465 is the best cost ever provided for this trek.

3. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 3/4/5 days?

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a short and easy trek in Nepal. You can make this trek possible in either 3-4-5 days. The modification of suggested itinerary lets you modify Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek to 3/4/5 days trek. You can see the itinerary above and modify it as per your need.

4. How difficult is Ghorepani poon hill trek?

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is probably the easiest trek in Nepal. The difficulty level of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is 0. You do not need any previous experience for this trek. This is a very easy and short trek in Nepal. 

5. How long is Ghorepani poon hill trek distance?

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Distance is about 3210m. It is top of Poon Hill from where you can enjoy the sunshine. 

6. How is Ghorepani poon hill trek weather like?

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek weather is unpredictable and speedily changing. So, it would be better to watch the weather forecast before going to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. You can check the weather from here;- http://www.storm247.com/#!/forecast/111454204

7. Can I go to Poon Hill Trek from Pokhara?

Of course, you can. You can go to Poon Hill Trek from either Pokhara or Kathmandu. If you are in Pokhara, you can make Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek from Pokhara too. Poon Hill is also in Pokhara, hence it will be much faster to make Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek from Pokhara. 

8. What is the altitude of Ghandruk?

The altitude of Ghandruk is 1940m from sea level.

9. Why is Poon Hill of Nepal famous for?

The Poon Hill of Nepal is famous for beautiful sightseeing and Sunshine.

10. What are mountains seen from Pun Hill Nepal?

The mountains seen from Pun Hill Nepal are Dhaulagiri 1st (8167m),  Annapurna 1st (8091m), Fishtail (6997m) and Mansalu (8163m) and a lot of mountain ranges.

Customer Reviews


Po Shan | Sar, Hongkong

Rating: 5

Starting from the inquiry to the end of my trip all services of Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions PVT Ltd was super excellent.The response of my email from Birendra was very fast and clear. The guide and porter giving me a peace of mind whats makes me now thinking about Nepal every seconds. They have knowledgeable and well experienced. the guide was super trained and excellent too funny. He arranged everything in trekking time like a piece of cake. I must recommended Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT Ltd and its team. Amazing time in Nepal.


clara | china

Rating: 5

my deeply thanks your care kindest to me during these past 10 days. Thank you!

I have super greatest holiday in Nepal with you (of coz with HL too) i am lucky and happy have a such great Trekker. U helping me finished my 5 days 4 night poonhill trek. what a unforgettable but super Amazing moment with you.. a good memory in my lifetime During these days if i done something inappropiated kindly forgive me la!!

a big hug and many wishes to you::

Lets keep in touch smile!!


Tung Chan | Hongkong, China

Rating: 1

4/2015 Thank you for organizing the trip for us. We visited Poonhill, Chitwan and Lumbini in 11 days. It was fun and unforgettable. The view in Poonhill was marvelous. I liked a lot the natural hot spring by the riverside in the forest.


Fai | Hongkong, China

Rating: 1

April 2017 I finished the Poonhill trekking!! I was very very happy. Birendra, thank you for the support and patience of your team. Particularly thanked Shyam who walked slowly with me in the whole trekking.

Detail Itinerary

GHOREPANI POON HILL TREKKING ITINERARY DETAILS 

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1300M / 4665FT], transfer to Hotel

Today you will arrive in Kathmandu - a beautiful city rich in cultural diversity, traditions, monuments, and history. At Tribhuvan International Airport, one of our representatives will be waiting to pick you up. Then you will be transferred back to your respective hotel in Kathmandu. If you have free time and strength, you can roam the streets of Kathmandu. In the evening, we will be welcoming you with delicious Nepali dinner in a typical Nepali restaurant. Along with dinner, you can also enjoy the traditional TYPICAL cultural Nepali dance.

Day 02: Drive to Pokhara [820M / 2690FT],6-7 hours & transfer to Hotel
After a day in Kathmandu valley, today we will make our way to another beautiful city known as Pokhara city. In the morning we will have our breakfast in the hotel and then take the tourist bus to reach the destination - Pokhara. It takes around 5-6 hours by bus to reach Pokhara. The road follows the beautiful hillside and river trails. In today’s journey, you will be able to see typical Nepali villages along with scenic natural beauty. Pokhara is the one of the cleanest city in Nepal. We will make our overnight stay here.

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul by private vehicle, & start trek to Tikhedhunga [1540M / 5052FT] 3-4 hours walk
Today we will make our way towards Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. At the very first hour of the morning, we will have our breakfast and begin heading to Nayapul before beginning our trek. It takes around 1.5 hours to reach Nayapul and the road lead us through delightful green hillsides of the Annapurna region. Taking a private vehicle to reach Nayapul is much comfortable than travelling by local transport. Once we reach Nayapul, we will make ourselves ready to start our trek. The trail to reach Tikhedhunga begins with simple downhill and flat walk. Moving on we will reach to a village called Birenthanti [1080M/3543FT] the trial will begin moving through rustic villages of Annapurna such as Matathanti, Ramgai, Sudame, Hille and lastly leading us to Tikhedhunga. The path follows the beautiful Modi River. Trekking to Tikhedhunga is easy and the trail is very simple to walk in comparison to other days trek. The villages we encounter throughout this route are densely settled and the place is free from loud vehicle noises and city pollutions. At night our guide will be providing some valuable knowledge for upcoming treks and prepare ourselves. We will make our overnight stay in Tikhedhunga.

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani [2860M / 9383FT] 6-7 hours walk
In the morning we will have our breakfast in the Hotel and begin our trekking to Ghorepani. The trek begins by following the trails of beautiful Modi River and crossing it through a high suspension bridge. After crossing the river, we will be trekking for an hour until we reach a place called Ulleri Village [2080M/6824FT]. This tough trail to Ulleri offers us the beautiful view of the mountain such as Annapurna South and later on Hiun Chuli and Mt. Fishtail. The village is thickly populated and has loads of shelters and accommodations for trekkers taking this route. Once we pass this town, we will pass a few other small villages like Banthanti [2300M/7545FT.] and Nangethanti [2450M/8038FT]. Moving on with the trekking we will take the route that leads us directly through Rhododendron forests. After a long walk we will be achieving our goal for now; Ghorepani Village. These Rhododendron forests look astonishing amid March - Late April. The place is one of the greatest places of the entire trekking and offers you amazing sights of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Mt. Fishtail, Dhaulagiri run and other beautiful mountains.

Day 05: Morning Visit Poon hill (3210 M) 1-2 hours & Trek to TADAPANI [2600M / 6364FT];7-8 hours the brave 'Gurkha village'
Here we will begin our trek to the main destination of our entire trekking i.e. climb to Poon Hill. Poon Hill is the superb viewpoint which offers you breathtaking sights of the considerable number of mountains like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. We should begin our climb in the very first hour of the morning with the goal that we can achieve the highest point of Poon Hill before the sun ascends over the Himalayas. This dawn over the snow-capped mountains is just stunning and gives you the experience of your lifetime. From the highest point of the Poon Hill, we will have stunning views of Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V, Dhampus Peak, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Barah Sikhar, Mt. Fishtail, Nilgiri South, Tukuche and beautiful mountain peaks. After enjoying a moment of the beautiful Himalayas from Poonhill, we will make our way back to the hotel to have a warm breakfast. Then we will begin our trek to the next goal. MOST OF THE TREKKING ROUTE WE FOLLOW JUNGLE OF RHODODENDRON FLOWER AND BEAUTIFUL RUCK HILL makes you the breathtaking fun with the Murlung Khola. 

DAY 06: Trek to Ghandruk [1940M / 6364FT];3 hours {the brave 'Gurkha village}'

Today after having our morning breakfast, we will make our way towards beautiful Ghandruk village - commonly known as the brave Gurkha village. At first, the trail follows through the beautiful green forest and then to Bhaisi Kharka. While walking this path, the route offers you the beautiful sight of mountains like Mt. Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchre (Fishtail). Finally, after a long and tiring walk, we will reach to a semi-modern village - Ghandruk. If you have enough time and strength left then you can explore this area or also get to know the local traditions and culture is local museum available. We will spend our night in Ghandruk.

Day 07:  Ghandruk to Nayapul 4-5 hours walk drive to Pokhara [1070M / 3510FT] by private vehicle
We will have our morning breakfast in the hotel and prepare ourselves for the trek towards Nayapul. Again while moving back to the place where we started our very first journey, you will have the view of the mountains of the Annapurna region. The path is easy and flat in comparison to other trekking days. Once we reach Nayapul, we will take a private vehicle to reach Pokhara. Today will be your last day in the mountain region and with your guide and porters.

Day 08: Drive to Kathmandu [1300M / 4665FT] 6-7 hours by tourist bus
Making the most of our experience we will leave lovely snow capped the Himalayas behind and begin our way back to Kathmandu. The trip to Kathmandu is around 6-7 hours on the drive. To return to Kathmandu, we will take the tourist bus and end our guided expedition. Today will also be the last day to bid farewell to your local guide and porters. Once we reach Kathmandu, you will be transferred back to the hotel.

Day 09: Departure or extend your trip
After a peaceful trip
in the Himalayan region with collecting some amazing and beautiful memories, you will now head back to your own place.

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Airport pick-up and drop services in your international arrival and departure and domestic arrival and departure time
  • Deluxe 3-star accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast according to itinerary.
  • Deluxe 3-stars accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast according to itinerary.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul(starting point of trek) and Nayapul(end point of trek) to Pokhara transportation by private vehicle
  • Beautiful and clean accommodation at guest houses/lodges during the trekking
  • Meals of full board during the trekking (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner with a cup of hot drink)
  • One trekking guide (who is very experience, friendly, English speaking, government licensed and ministry of tourism trained) with his salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance.
  • One very strong porter with salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) permits and Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) permits.
  • Kathmandu–Pokhara and Pokhara-Kathmandu transportation by tourist bus (flight and private car optional with extra cost)
  • Down jacket, four–seasoned sleeping bag, duffel bag, and trekking map (duffel bag, down jacket and sleeping bag have to be returned after trip completion)
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  • Complementary welcome or farewell dinner in typical Nepali cultural restaurant
  • All necessary paper works, government tax and office services charges
  • Assistant trekking guide if your group is with 6 or more persons with salary, meals, accommodation, transportation and insurance
  • First aid kit carried by your guide and certificate of your trekking signed by the company manager and your trekking guide.
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What is not included?

  • Kathmandu and Pokhara city lunch and dinner (also not include in case of early returns, late departure than scheduled itinerary)
  • International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Travel and medical insurance, emergency evacuation
  • Items of personal nature (hot shower, alcoholic beverages, telephone, laundry, personal snacks, internet, electronic or battery charging, hot water, cold drinks)
  • Extra accommodation in Kathmandu other than itinerary
  • Nepal visa fees (two passport photographs, US$ 25 for multiple entry 15 days, US$ 40 multiple entry for 30 days, US$ 90 multiple entry for 3 months, can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport)
  • Gratitude for your guide and porter
  • City monument fees and other cost arising by mishaps, natural calamities. Services that are not mentioned in service include sections.

Useful info

Required experienced and physical condition of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

According to the categorized of trekking, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is considered one of easy popular trekking in Nepal. Although this trek is easy some of them feel moderate because of up and down. It is most popular trekking in Nepal because of these thousands of trekkers trekking every day during the high season of trekking and hundreds in low season of trekking.

The trekkers who can afford 4-6 hours walk every day up and downhill they can complete this trek.  Mission Himalaya Treks suggest the trekkers exercise and jogging at least few days prior to start this trek. Poonhill trekking is easy for more trekkers. Big technical issue no necessary for this trek. Mission Himalaya treks suggest you bring knee support.

Trekking is an adventure sport. Based on the difficulty of the routes, it requires high motivation and previous experiences. Some of the treks in Nepal are suitable only for highly experienced trekkers where some routes are suitable for novice trekkers as well. An average fit person with regular training can do our most of the treks. Please consult with us if you are concerned about your fitness level.

Altitude Sickness: 

Most trekking routes in Nepal are in high altitude above 3500 meters which are part of the high altitude. Trekking is high altitude is a serious activity especially for those without having previous high altitude experiences. Drinking lots of water and ascending slowing by catching your breath regularly helps a lot to fight with altitude sickness, however, there is no bulletproof plan to prevent the altitude sickness at all. Most of the trekkers do not feel altitude sickness in this trekking because of low altitude.

Accommodation on the Trek:  

You will be staying at 3-star category hotels in Kathmandu and teahouses during the trekking period. All accommodations are the twin sharing basis. However, the single supplement will be provided on your request and will be an additional cost. But the trekking period the single supplement will be given if there and availability in the lodges. Some Place might be difficult to give a single room. The accommodation in the city might be two single beds or 1 king size big bed. If the guest has the special performance for the room selection please feel free to inform Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT LTD. We will try to provide you with the special appropriate room during your stay in Nepal. Numerous lodges provided blankets in the rooms but we suggest you bring your own sleeping bag. In the whole trekking, you will be accommodating in lodges no need camping and tent. Please do not expect high standard rooms during your trekking period. If you are the single traveller in some elevation you need to share the room with another single trekker like you (same sex). In case we are not able to provide you single supplement we will refund your single supplement charge. We hope you understand the situation of trekking places. Please do not expect high standard luxury lodges, you are in a remote place. They offer basic rooms for accommodation.

Meals on the Trek: 

During your trekking period, we will provide all the meals but only breakfast will be given in Kathmandu. Depends your international flight time we will provide you with a farewell or welcome dinner in a typical Nepali local restaurant with the cultural dance show. During your trek breakfast and dinner will be taken in the lodges where you sleep overnight but lunch takes in the middle of the trekking period. Indian, Italian, Nepalese and continental food is the choices in the trekking from the menu provided by the tea houses. Like noodles, soups, handmade bread, rice items, curries, spaghetti, pizza, egg items, potatoes are available in the mountains. These meals are prepared after your order. Most of the places meats also available but we recommend you not to take as they are not fresh. Sometimes unhealthy food affects your body and trekking. Do not expect western meals like you take in the city and in your home. Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions PVT LTD gives you full freedom to select your preferred meals from the menu provided by the lodges. The food and raw materials are locally prepared and taste different than the city.

Our trek includes meals on the trek prepared by the Tea Houses means we do not need to carry foods for all the major trekking routes of Nepal.  Most lodge based treks offer foods prepared in the lodges locally however it's recommended to carry some energy bars and other quick bites as some camps might be longer than the usual waking hours.

Recommended Gears and Things needed for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Based on the experiences and fitness, you may need more or fewer gears than mentioned in our gear list. Please find the list of recommended gears below.

Clothing:

Boots and spare laces, Light shoes/trainers, down jacket, Fleece or sweater, Shirts*3, Socks*3, trekking trousers (or the long skirt for the woman), waterproof jacket /poncho/ umbrella, over trousers, underwear (including thermals), Gloves, woollen Hat/ balaclava, sunhat etc.

Other Essential items:

First Aid Kitbag, trekking poles, sleeping bag(4 season +), sleeping bag liner, water bottle (min 1 liter capacity) thermal better choice, head torch, batteries for camera and torch, Sunglasses, Sun cream (SPF 50) and lip salve, Towel and washing kit, Money belt, Map, Whistle, Toilet paper and lighter, Passport, Small padlock (to secure kitbag and lodge bedroom)

Optional things:

Notebook and pens, Altimeter, Binoculars, Gaiters, Plastic bags, Insulation Mat, Camera and plenty of drives, Personal snacks and other games types of equipment

Note: do not bring too many things because porter can carry maximum 25 kilos and airlines not allow bringing more than 20 kilos in other sectors domestic flight or 15 kilos only for Lukla flights.

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