Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

- 9 Days Route Map
Trip Cost: $ 595
  • Trip Length : 9 Days
  • Activities : Trekking, Sightseeing
  • Difficulty : easy to Moderate
  • Max Elevation : 3210m at Poonhill
  • Meal : Full board @ trek & breakfast in KTM
  • Accommodation : Hotel / Lodge
  • Transportation : Tourist bus & Private car
  • Best Month : March-May and Sept-Nov
  • Group Size : 2+

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"The most wonderful short trek in Annapurna Region that holds the magic of Himalayan panorama, encounters the beautiful and kind Gurung people and ultimately offers the highest level of fun, walking through the colorful rhododendron woods- Ghorepani  Poonhill Trek"

Ghorepani  Poonhill Trek can be also taken as short and interesting route which offers all the paramount of trekking in Nepal to enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery. This trek allows you magnificent Himalayan views from the top of Poon Hill. Poon Hill is one of the most popular hilltops in Nepal, which offers spectacular Himalayan views during the sunrise. The most frequented short trek in Nepal, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is the best trekking destination for novice trekkers, families and students. Hundreds of trekkers gather at Poonhill before sunrise everyday to witness the grand beauty of Himalayas and capture the magnificence into their cameras.  Himalayan panorama that feast our eyes include virgin Fishtail, majestic Annapurna, grand Dhaulagiri and less known beauty Nilgiri and Dhampus Peaks among others.

En-route the trek offers several opportunities to experience the hospitality of Gurung ethnics (families of Gurkha Armies), observe their cultural legacy, be a part of their celebrations and understand how beautiful a life can be, regardless of tough geography in the vicinity. 

This trek is also amazing particularly for the view of Mount Fishtail that keeps on changing from different positions. The walk through the beautiful woodlands comprising rhododendron, bamboos, birches and firs is great pleasure whereas; at places the steep uphill and downhill climbs test your endurance. The sightings of species of birds living in Annapurna Conservation Area Project are also undeniable highlights of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.

Visitors who are looking for short trek in Annapurna region for a wonderful paniramic views of Annapurna can join this trek easily.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01:

Arrival in Kathmandu Airport

1400m

Day 02:

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara -7 hours by bus

827m

Day 03:

Drive to Nayapul & Trek to Tikhedhunga, 1 hour drive and 4-5 hours walk

1540m

Day 04:

Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, 6-7 hours walk

2750m

Day 05:

Hike to Poon Hill Sunrise and Trek to Tadapani, 4-5 hours walk

At Poonhill 3210m and Tadapani 2710m

Day 06:

Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk, 3 hours walk

1970m

Day 07:

Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara, 5 hours walk and 1 hours drive

827m

Day 08:

Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu, 7 hours drive by tourist bus

1400m

Day 09:

Departure day from Kathmandu

1400m

What is Included
  • Arrival airport picks up
  • Welcome dinner with live Nepali cultural program and Farewell dinner at one the finest restaurant in thamel
  • 2 Nights at 3 star standard accommodation at ‘Hotel Blue Horizon’ Kathmandu with breakfast
  • 2 Nights at 3 star standard accommodation at ‘Hotel Landmark’ in Pokhara with breakfast
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and return by private vehicle
  • Teahouse/Mountain Lodge accommodations during the trek (comfortable and clean)
  • All meals (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trekking period
  • One Trekking guide (Experienced, Fluent English Speaking, Gov. Licensed, first aid and eco trained)and their entire expenses, equipment and insurance
  • Entire poterage cost and all the trekking equipments for porters (one porter for each two member in a group)
  • Annapurna Trekking permit/TIMS Card
  • All the Gov. and Local taxes as per applicable
  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags while on trekking (on Request) - rated to -15 Degree Celsius
  • One duffle Bag and T- shirt
  • Trekking Map and Adventure Certificate
  • Group medical Kit Box (Diamox & other first Aid Medicine)
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company
  • Final departure transfer

What is Not Included
  • Nepal Visa
  • International flight to Kathmandu and return ticket to your Home country
  • Your meals at Kathmandu and  pokhara, except welcome dinner, farewell dinner and breakfast
  • Entire cost of beverages, mineral water and beer etc. while on trek
  • Travel insurance (Must includes Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges
  • Tipping to the guide and porter
  • Any thing not included in trip includes list
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1400m)

Today is your arrival day in Kathmandu! We heartily welcome you to country of Himalaya. A member of our team will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. After checking at the hotel and refreshment, you will be brought to our office. We will have a briefing session on the trek commencing the day after tommorrow. Then in the evening we will enjoy the dinner together at Kathmandu's finest cultural restaurant. Overnight at Kathmandu.

Airports pick up and Kathmandu Hotel with breakfast is included

Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (827m), 7 hours by bus

After breakfast in Hotel, we will drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara in a tourist coach. Pokhara is naturally blessed town 200km west of Kathmandu. A journey along the serpentine highway to Pokhara is wonderful. On our arrival, at Pokhara after seven hours of drive, we will be transferred to our hotel. In the evening, we can explore around Pokhara and do the last minute shopping for the trek starting tomorrow.  Stay overnight at hotel at Pokhara.

Pokhara Hotel with breakfast is included

 

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1035m) & Trek to Tikhedhunga (1540m), 1 hour drive and 4-5 hours walk

Today we  wake up early, enjoy our breakfast set out to drive towards Nayapul. Nayapul is couple of hours drive from Pokhara along the twisted narrow highway that stretches to Baglung and Beni.  On arriving at Nayapul our trek kicks off instantly.  After walking for 30 minutes we get to Birethanti 1030m/3379ft, ACAP Check post where two rivers Modi and Bhurungdi confluence. Then head up the main trail to Thirkhedhunga. On the way, we cross beautiful villages, Sudame, Ramghai, Hile and then  reach to Tikhedhunga for the overnight. Overnight at Tikhedhunga.

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

 

Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750m), 6-7 hours walk

Today is one of the toughest day of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. After the breakfast, we start our trek with steep climb along the neverending series of stony staircases to  Ulleri . On the way, Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m) begin to show their magnificence. Beautiful villages with the amazing landscape and the Mountain View are the today's attraction . After almost three hours of straight uphill climb we arrive to Ulleri. Then, we chase a pleasant trail  through rhododendron and oak forests to Banthati where we stop for our lunch. Beyond Banthati a gradual uphill climb and sometimes a straight walk would bring us to  Ghorepani for the overnight.

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

 

Day 05: Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) Sunrise and Trek to Tadapani (2710m), 4-5 hours walk

Today is a special day of our trek. Early morning we hike to Poonhill, which is an hour uphill climb from Ghorepani. Poonhill is one of the most popular hill stations in the region that offers wide range of Himalayan Panorama including Manaslu, Annapurna & Dhaulagiri. The sunrise over Himalaya is exceedingly beautiful from Poonhill. After having great time at Poonhill, return to Ghorepani for breakfast and then continue our trek to Tadapani for overnight. Trek to Tadapani is the series of gentle ups and downs through beautiful woodlands comprising cascading waterfalls.

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

 

Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1970m), 3 hours walk

From the breakfast table at Tadapani we still can see the Himalayan panorama that is strikingly beautiful. After the breakfast we begin our trek. The first one hour trek is along the trail through beautiful rhododendron forest. Enjoy early morning forest walk with the chirping of birds. As you arrive to Bhaisi Kharka the trail now begins to slide down and then you arrive to Sitkyu. A final one hour descending climb would bring you to the wonderful Gurung hamlet, Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a popular Gurung Village of Annapurna Region, which practices authentic Gurung culture. Explore around. The trek today is relatively short-just 4 hours walk.

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

 

Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (827m), 5 hours walk and 1 hours drive

Today we can enjoy a final downhill walk along the steep stony staircases to Kimche. From Kimche the pleasant downhill jungle walk would bring us to Nyapul. Approximately 5 hours trek-today would bring us to Nayapul. From here we drive for about 1 hour back to Pokhara and here our trek ends. So we can enjoy our day and relax in a lakeshore restaurant in Lakeside. Stay overnight at Pokhara. 

Mountain Accommodation with Full board of meals (breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) is included

 

Day 08: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu (1400m), 7 hours drive by tourist bus

Today you will drive on the snaky Prithivi Highway to Kathmandu in a tourist coach. Witnessing the rural landscapes dominated by lush vegetation and rushing rivers is full of fun throughout the drive. The rural culture is also a fascinating reward of the ride. 200 kilometers of ride that takes seven full hours will finally bring you to Kathmandu. On your arrival to Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel. During the evening, you are invited to a cultural restaurant for the farewell dinner.

Kathmandu Hotel with breakfast is included

 

Day 09: Departure day from Kathmandu (1400m)

As per your flight schedule, you will drive with our representative to the airport in a private vehicle. Have a safe flight and visit Nepal time and again.

Breakfast and final airport drop is included

 

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