• Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Overview

Trip Facts

  •    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: 2 person and above
  •    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 Trek is a wonderful trek to the height of 3,200m at the Annapurna Range. Without doubt, poon hill trek is famous for the amazing view of Sunrise that you will see from Poon Hill. The untrailed passes in the way and the efforts you put in your climbs to reach the Poon Hill will be satisfied by the fascinating view that you will see from the top. Passing on passes covered with dead snow, and looking at the beautiful snow rugged mountains alongside, your desire to reach the top will be outrageous.

How is the Weather in Poon Hill?

The journey starts from the valley and is designated at the end of 3200m. You might have a hard time if you went on either rainy or winter season. The rain will destroy the path and you have to make your own, which is not referred and the winter will be emptier and much harder. Actually, you can visit at the beginning of Winter, and observe much dramatic weather conditions. The locals start to fall down to the valley, in the winter. So, getting food and accommodation might be really difficult to find. 

Pretty fair, besides monsoon and winter, Ghorepani has mild weather conditions, which are fairly great for accessible. However, sometimes, you can expect a downpour or hailstorm anytime. But, no worries that won’t last long.  Fortunately, that will clear the sky and gives the damn beautiful view.

In concern, Autumn Season is the excellent season to trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. In addition with the open skies and beautiful mountain views, the weather offers you the pleasure to watch our national flower Rorodondheron bloom into the forest of wilderness as well.

Is Poon Hill Trek Difficult?

Generally in Nepal, as most of the treks are way too difficult, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is considered as moderate trekking skills by the trekkers that have been to Poon Hill. However, our team of mission Himalayan treks, suggest you have lite exercises like jogging and running prior to the days of trekking. Walking 3 to 4 hours a day may not be a problem for most of you but, climbing the front face of the hills, for hours and ours will surely fasten your rate of heartbeat. So why don’t just be prepared for that right?

You don’t require any special or technical gears, to climb the hill. Just a wooden branch is also enough sometimes. But you have to be prepared for rainfalls, any time so, we suggest that you carry raincoats with yourselves and a torch.

 

Detail Itinerary

Ghorepani Poonhill trek Detailed Itinerary

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can be completed in 2 to11 days. Below is just the suggested itinerary for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. You can customize the itinerary and the route according to your budget and other requirements.

Day 01: Arrival Day In Kathmandu transfer to Hotel. (1350m4429ft){15 to 25 minutes driving}
You are welcome in the Kathmandu-the capital city of Himalayan country Nepal. One of Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Representative welcomes you at the arrival gate of Tribhuvan international Airport gate with your name card. After meeting at the airport you will be transferred to your respective Hotel. Afternoon you can walk around the street of Kathmandu Thamel. Kathmandu is Cultural diversity, tradition, monuments and historic city of Nepal. In the evening at first, we will brief you about your tour package then we will introduce you to your guide who goes with you for whole trekking. Later on, We will welcome you to treat the welcome dinner in a typical local restaurant with local food with Cultural Dance show program. Overnight at Kathmandu.


Accommodation:3-star Category Hotel/Meals: Welcome Dinner/ Transportation: private vehicle: Activities; None.


Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara(823m/2700ft) transfer to Hotel.{7 hours driving}
After one night sleeps in Kathmandu today morning we will enjoy the breakfast and will go to another beautiful Lake city of Nepal Pokhara. We will take the tourist bus and drive normally 7 hours until Pokhara. This road has 3 stops for a Toilet break, Breakfast, and Lunch on the way and passes through Beautiful hillside and bank of river trails. This journey you can explore the typical Nepali villages with Natural beauty river Trisuli with lots of Rafting activities during travel time. Pokhara is the cleanest city of Nepal. At the evening if you are interested we can go for Phewa lake boating for sunset view and can see the shadow of Himalayan peaks in the clean water of Fewa. Which makes you super happy and a new journey of a lifetime.


Accommodation: 3-star category Hotel, meals Included: Breakfast/ Transportation: Tourist Bus/ Activities: None.


Day 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul(1070m/3510ft) and trek from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga(1570m/5151ft){1 hour 30 minutes drive and 3 to 4 hours trekking}.
Today our first day of trekking so we will make our way towards Ghorepani. In the beginning, we will have our Breakfast at Pokhara and start to drive through Nayapul to start the trek. It takes around one and half hour by private vehicle and 45 kilometers in distance. On the way, we can see beautiful hIllsides and Annapurna Himalayan range with Giant Fishtail mountain. After ZNayapul we prepare your Luggage and divide to porter then we will start trek.many of the way is slightly flat and uphill. In the beginning, we will reach to Birethanti(1050m) where is the entrance checking place. we will show our two permits like Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) and second is Trekkers Information Management System permits(TIMS).then the trekking moving through Rustic villages like Matathanti, Sudame, Hile and Ramghai. The trail follows the beautiful Bhurungdi Riverside. In comparison other days trek today is easy. At the night the guide briefing you about some valuable knowledge about trekking and other upcoming trails. Overnight stay at Tikhedhunga.


Accommodation: Lodge or teahouses  / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and  Dinner/Transportation: Private vehicle/ Activities: Trekking.


Day 4: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2850m/9350ft){6 to 7 hours trekking}
We will have breakfast in Tikhedhunga prior to the trekking. In the beginning, the trek starts after crossing the Bhrungdi Khola Suspension Bridge. Then the trek goes 3500 stony steps of uphill till Ulleri Village. It takes one and half hour till Ulleri(2080m/6824ft). The tough trail till Ulleri offers the trekkers beautiful Majestic Himalayan View of Annapurna South(7219m) and Himchuli(6441m)This village is thickly populated of Pun Cast people. After we will go uphill to Banthanti. In comparison this village small than Ulleri which offers the view of Giant MT. Fishtail(6993m). Then we will start to walk through the forest and on the way some Waterfall till Nangethanti(2450m/8038ft). It takes 3 hours to there. After lunch at Nangethanti, we will continue following the forest way till Ghorepani which offers lots of Rhododendron flower(National Flower Of Nepal). Mid-March to late April the flower makes this trekking best trekking in Nepal. After Ghorepani offers you the amazing sights of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountains. 


Accommodation: Lodge or teahouses / Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and  Dinner/Activities: Trekking


Day 05: Morning sunrise hike to Poonhill(3210m/10532ft) and trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani(2540m/8332ft){7-8 hours trekking Including Poonhill}
Today morning we trek before breakfast for Sunrise to our trek main destination Poonhill. Poonhill is the best viewpoint for sunrise which offers the internal and external tourist breathing sights and numerous mountains of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. After sunrise, we can see snow-capped mountains which gives you the amazing experience of your life journey. From the tower of Poonhill, we can see Dhaulagiri(1to5), Tukuche Peak, Dhampus Peak, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Annapurna 1, Himchuli, And the holy mountain Fishtail from left to right direction in the 180-degree view. After enjoying the sunrise and beautiful Himalayan vistas we will back to our hotel and take breakfast. After breakfast, we will be trekking to our next destination Called Tadpani to follow the Rhododendron forest, Waterfalls, Murlung stream, and small Hydropower on the way. Overnight at Tadapani.


 Accommodation: Lodge or teahouse / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and  Dinner/Activities: Trekking.


Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk(1940m/6365ft){3 hours trekking}
In the morning we will take the breakfast in front of the closest view of Annapurna South, Himchuli, Annapurna 3 and Fishtail Mountain. Then we will head to explore the nest village Ghandruk. In the beginning, the trails follow the Beautiful green forest till Bhaisikharka. While walking this path we can see some wild animals if we are lucky. Then from Bhaisikharka the slippery way till Stikhu but the Astonishing view of Himalaya makes you easy trek today. Then you reach the semi-modern Gurung village Ghandruk. Afternoon we will go to explore this area to learn Local tradition and culture of Gurung with Gurung Museum. The people from this village is very brave in fighting and never afraid to die. so they are selected British Gurkha Army or Soldier in Pokhara. Overnight at Ghandruk.


Accommodation: Lodge or teahouse Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, and  Dinner/Activities: Trekking


Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul(1070m/3510ft) and Drive to Pokhara(823m/2700ft){ 5 hours trekking and one and half hour driving}
Today is our final day of trekking in Mountain. After complete the breakfast, we will trek towards Nayapul. Again in the trekking, we can enjoy the view of giant Annapurna South Himchuli and fishtail Mountain with Annapurna 3. In comparison other day today trekking is downhill and flat. On the way, we can see lots of Village like Kimche, Syaulibazaar, Birethanti with lots of waterfalls and some roadway trekking. Many Farmland on the way so you can explore rice Millet and Wheat farming and vegetation with rivers and stream. After check out our permit to Birethanti rest of way to Nayapul is same as we trek 1st day of trekking. After reach to Nayapul, we will drive to Pokhara. and overnight at Pokhara.


Accommodation: 3-star Category Hotel/ Meals: Breakfast and  Lunch/Activities: Trekking/ Transportation: Private vehicle


Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu(1300m/4264ft){7 to 8 hours drive}
After making the beautiful Poonhill trekking experience and leave beautiful snow-capped Himalaya behind we will back to Kathmandu today after breakfast. First, we will drive to the Tourist Bus stop by car and then we will drive to Kathmandu by Tourist bus. The long day of driving you can seat like before in left can see the hillside view of Nepal and rivers. Ended our guided trekking. At the evening you can share your trekking experience to our company Representative and he will provide you the certificate from Mission Himalaya Treks and Expeditions on the occasion of completing Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with us. Overnight at Kathmandu.


Accommodation: 3-star category Hotel/ Meals: Breakfast/Transportation: Private Vehicle and Tourist Bus/ Activities: None.


Day 09: Shopping Departure or Extend your Holiday.
Today is the final day in Nepal. In the morning you can enjoy your breakfast in the hotel. After the best peaceful trip to Nepal by collecting your amazing experience and memories of trekking you can shop around some souvenir to your sweet home. Then we will transfer to you to the airport 3 hours prior than your flight according to your check-in time and airport riles of Nepal. Have a nice flight see you again with your friend and relatives for next time activities. Overnight at your sweet home.


Accommodation: None/  Meals Included: Breakfast/Transportation: Private Vehicle for departure.


 

Cost Details

What is included?

 

  • Tribhuvan International Airport to Hotel and Hotel to Tribhuvan international airport by private car According to the itinerary
  • Deluxe 3-star standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Kathmandu for 2 nights.
  • Deluxe 3-star standard hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara for 2 nights as per itinerary.
  • Pokhara to Trekking starting point(Nayapul) and Trekking ending point(Nayapul) to Pokhara by private deluxe vehicle.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project(ACAP) permits and Trekkers Information Management System(TIMS) permits for the trekking.
  • Three main course meal(Breakfast, Lunch And |Dinner) As per itinerary during the trekking.
  • Accommodation in tea house or lodges during the trekking. 
  • Guide for trekking(English speaking, Government licensed, Ministry of tourism trained) with his salary, food, accommodation, and Insurance.
  • Porter for trekking(2 people 1 porter) with his salary, food, accommodation, transportation, and insurance. 
  • Equipment for trekking in case if you do not have. Like Down jacket and Sleeping bag have to be returned after trek complete. 
  • First aid medicine with a guide. 
  • Government taxes, company service charges and paperwork as per itinerary.
  • Free welcome dinner in a typical Nepali Restaurant in Thamel. 
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu transportation by Deluxe Tourist Bus.
  • Certificate after trek complete signed by your guide and company director. 

 

What is not included?

 

  • Nepal visa fee US$ 30 for 15 days, US$ 50 for 30 days and US$ 120 for 90 days.
  • International flight ticket from Your country to Nepal and Nepal to your country.
  • Your travel, emergency rescue, and Insurance cost.
  • All the Sightseeing cost in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 
  • Food rather than above-mentioned itinerary, Telephone Bills, Laundry charges, Hot shower, Wifi and Internet, Battery Charging, Hot and cold drinks during the trekking.
  • Extra porter costs during the trekking.
  • Lunch and dinner cost in Kathmandu and Pokhara rather than the itinerary.
  • The further cost like Cost increased by natural disasters, Flights delays, Early arrival then the scheduled trekking. 
  • Tips and Gift for guide and porter
  • Other costs not mentioned in the cost includes section. 

 

Useful info

Drinking water During Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Drinking water is available all over the lodges and tea houses. someday you can get a mineral water bottle. but someday you only get safe drinking water which you need to fill in your bottle. because of plastic pollution, you can not buy a mineral water bottle. either you buy boiled water or cold safe water fill in your bottle. the cost can be a rise in higher altitude. They are very safe for a drink. So please bring two water bottles. on for hot water and one for cold water. Or you can fill normal water freely from lodges and use your chlorine drops or pills for purifying.

Food on Ghorepani  Trekking

Chowmin or fried noodle, Momo, Pasta, Spaghetti, Pizza, Rice, and many foods are available during the trekking. The best dish is Nepali Thali or Dal Bhat set Because you can add more without paying extra or its buffet. The food includes Rice, vegetables, curry, meat, lentil soup and Pickle. In Nepal one proverb "Dal Bhat power 24 hours" It helps you to trek long without hunger. For the breakfast, tea house provides eggs on your style with different kind of tea coffee or hot chocolate, choices of bread-like pancake toast Tibetan bread or chapati and many more. So Food is not a major concern in trekking.

 Internet Facilities during Poon Hill Trek 

Without the internet, living is too difficult day by day. face to face connected with friends and family is the wish of adventure seekers. sharing the moments of trekking with your close friend or family is most important. here are some ways to get WiFi and the internet in Everest base camp trekking.
Wifi: 

No matter where you are in the Annapurna region the wifi of Tea houses always keeps you connected. All the major areas of the Annapurna region WIFI is available. Some places it will be free but some of the guest houses charge you $1 to $5 for one day 24 hour internet. But the internet not very fast enough. 

Mobile internet:

The Nepal Telecom and Ncell Mobile data can be work some part of Annapurna Region Trekking like Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk, and Chhomrong. But make sure that all parts of the Annapurna region cannot be the signal or poor signal mobile call and internet.

 Accommodation and shower
Poonhill is one of the popular trekking destinations of Nepal. For the accommodation of this trek in the city you can have budget or luxury hotels. but in trekking time most likely you can get either 2 soft twin bedroom. the toilet is outside sharing. some of the tea houses like Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk you can get the room inside the toilet and hot shower. this hot shower sometimes can be out of control because of solar and gas. But the toilet you can use. You can consult with your guide for your best accommodation. someplace you need to pay for a shower some tea houses are free. Most likely the shower is solar or from Gas.

Any risk in Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking?

AMS or Acute Mountain Sickness is the dead risk associated with trekking. even the trekking is sporty sport there are several kinds of risk in it. Like heavy rainfall, heavy snowfall, Avalanche, earthquake, injury, vital flue, and some other natural calamities. The main AMS means when you get the high altitude your body fails to adjust to change the pressure associated with altitude and this can be fatal. 

Trekking gear for Poon Hill Trek

Clothing:

Boots and spare laces, Light shoes/trainers, Down jacket, Fleece or sweater, Shirts*3, Socks*3, Trekking trousers (or long skirt for woman), Waterproof jacket /poncho/ umbrella

Overtrousers, Underwear (including thermals), Gloves, Woolen Hat/ balaclava, Sunhat, 

Other Essential items

First Aid Kitbag, Trekking poles, Sleeping bag(4 seasons +), Sleeping bag liner, Water bottle (min 1-liter capacity) a thermal better choice, Headtorch, 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 equipment

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

Local Currency:

When you trekking Nepal many parts of trekking will accept US$ but Mission Himalaya treks and expeditions suggest you change Local currency. This currency can change either in the airport of Nepal Kathmandu or some money exchange of city. The exchange rate is lower in high altitude and sometimes they ignore to change too. so we suggest you to change in Kathmandu for your convenience and best exchange rates.

Medical facilities:

Normally the guide has first aid training. For normal sickness and treatment, he can help you. like Diarrhea, Vomiting, fever, headache, bleeding and some more. But in all the cases they are not doctors so they cannot help. but they can support you to bring the health post or hospital nearby. like Ghandruk, Lower Ghorepani and Ulleri there are Health post. In case if you need extra medical facilities you can go to their office for your treatment. 

Note:
Mission Himalaya Treks And Expeditions Pvt. Ltd always tries to give you almost all the useful information what you will be needed before trekking. If you have some other question regarding the trip Please feel free to email, comment or inbox us. 

 

 

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Customer Reviews


Amazing trekking in Nepal with Professional Guide

Ying ping Nora Lee | HK,China.

Rating: 5

We are very glad to join Mission Himalaya Treks in Oct 2018 and have Birendra as our city guide in Kathmandu and trekking guide in 4 days Poonhill trek. He is well experienced, caring, reliable and helpful that he provides the service and arrangement of transport and accommodation to be excellent really amazing. Besides he is full of humor and funny that makes our trip be enjoyable to ask us lots of jokes. I highly recommend him and the company to everyone and look forward to trekking with him again.


Best wishes to you and your company.

clara | china

Rating: 5

my, deeply thanks your care kindest to me during these past 10 days. Thank you! I have the super greatest holiday in Nepal with you (of coz with HL too) I am lucky and happy have such great Trekker. U helping me finished my 5 days 4-night Poonhill trek. what an unforgettable but super Amazing moment with you.. a good memory in my lifetime During these days if I did something inappropriate kindly forgive me la!! a big hug and many wishes to you::

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