Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Trip Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking at an elevation of (3210m) in Annapurna region is the squat and easy trek ideal for every trekking enthusiast. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trekking or Annapurna Panorama Trekking positioned nearby Pokhara. This place is rich in concealed treasure of Nepalese culture and custom. The name of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is derived from two native words Ghore (horse) and Pani as a (water) this habitation used to be the resting point for ancient merchants who found water in the place for their horses and the poon is the name of the close by the hill. This expedition is very well recognized a place for those explorers to do hiking in the Himalayas who have only short vacation for a week including Ghorepani is classic trekking destinations for all seasons. This trekking takes you over stunning forests with terraced fields.
Ghorepani poon hill trek drives from Pokhara to Birethanti via Nayapul where will start walking getaway from Nayapul then heading towards numerous places such as Sudam, Tikhedunga, Ghorepani. our main destination starts from the incredible sunrise with panoramic sights of the mountains surrounding Annapurna(8091m.), Dhaulagiri(8167m) Himchuli, Machhapuchhere (fishtail)(6993m) Manaslu (8157m), Dolpo range and other several mountains sideways the world deepest Kali Gandaki Gorge from Poon Hill are grandiose. Most of the societies are from Magar, Gurung, and Brahmin folks, the majority in this zone run lodges/tea households business for the travelers to deliver the excellent accommodation and meals. A sight of snowcapped peaks whirling from grey to pink to excellent white is also just overwhelming and lovely lavish flora, rhododendron forests, Oak, Pine, and junipers even rare animals are observed sometimes during your track you can also relish the icy waterfalls and also delight the hot springs bath at the end of your trekking in Jhinu Danda. Finest season of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek would be on winter-spring season throughout the month of January, February, March, April, may, June and Autumn season during the month of September, October, November, and early December.
This trek is a comparatively easy trek which can be complete all year round, while autumn and spring are considered the most imposing. Our ABC Treks representative will give you more importance like if you are planning to stopover this trek you can start the trip whichever date that will suitable to your holiday schedule, no matter which option you chose. It is for those folks who have insufficient holidays but wants to views of the Annapurna Himalayan range within a short span of time.

Outline Itinerary

Days Program Altitude Distance / Duration Accommodation
1 Arrival in Kathmandu 1400 m / 4,593 ft. N/A Hotels in Kathmandu
2 Explore Kathmandu 1400 m / 4,593 ft. Entire day Hotels in Kathmandu
3 Drive to Pokhara 820 m / 2,690 ft. approx. 6 hrs. 200 kms Hotels in Pokhara
4 Drive to Nayapaul and trek to Tirkhedunga 1,570m / 5,150 ft. approx. 1 hr drive, 4-5 hrs. trek Simple Lodge
5 Trek to Ghorepani 2,874 m / 9,427 ft. approx. 6-7 hrs. trek Simple Lodge
6 Trek to Poonhill and trek to Tadapani 2,610 m / 9,427 ft. approx. 7-8 hrs trek Simple Lodge
7 Trek to Ghandruk 1,940 m / 6,363 ft. approx. 4-5 hrs. trek Simple Lodge
8 Trek back to Nayapaul and to Pokhara 1,570m / 5,150 ft. approx. 5-6 hrs trek 1 hr drive Hotels in Pokhara
9 Drive back to Kathmandu 1400 m / 4,593 ft. approx. 6 hrs. 200 kms Hotels in Kathmandu
10 Final departure 1400 m / 4,593 ft. 30 mins taxi ride N/A

Trip Itinerary

  • 1

    Arrival in Kathmandu

    Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal. Upon arrival at the airport, clear all the immigration formalities and outside the airport, our team members will be waiting outside with the Pla-card. You will then be transferred to the hotel. Remaining day at leisure or stroll around the area. Overnight at Hotels in Kathmandu (-/-/-)

  • 2

    Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

    Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will visit some of the UNESCO heritage sight along with some last minutes trekking shopping. First visit the Pashupatinath.The magnificent Pashupatinath temple which with its astonishing architectural beauty is situated on the bank of the sacred Bagmati River. Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Pashupatinath is also Nepal's most renowned Hindu cremation site. Then we will visit Swayambunath. Swayambunath a UNESCO WORLD Heritage Site is an ancient stupa is the most sacred Buddhist shrines of Nepal and is also known as a Self-Created stupa. The stupa lies in the heart of the valley above a hill.
    Later visit Kathmandu Durbar Square. Kathmandu, the largest city of Nepal is the political as well as the cultural capital of the country. Kathmandu is blessed by a living goddess. The Kumari Devi is the most important of several living goddesses in Nepal. Walk across the Ason Bazaar exploring the spices and vegetable market all the way to Thamel a buzzing, visitor-friendly area. Also, Thamel is the ultimate place for trekkers to buy all the trekking stuffs, ranging from local to international brand, once can buy or rent trekking items as needed. Note: The Museum is under the restoration process. Later drive back to the hotel. Overnight at the hotels in Kathmandu (B/-/-)

  • 3

    Drive to Pokhara

    Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will drive to Pokhara which take approx. 5 – 6 hrs.On the way enjoy the scenic drive along the Trishuli river. Pokhara’s bewitching beauty has been the subject of many travel writers. Its pristine air, spectacular backdrop of snowy peaks, serene lakes, and surrounding greenery make it ‘the jewel in the Himalaya’, a place of remarkable natural beauty. Upon arrival, at Pokhara, check in to the hotel. After lunch (own your own expense), we will stroll around the Lakeside and visit Bindabasini Temple, one of the oldest temples in Pokhara. Overnight at Hotels in Pokhara (B/-/-)

  • 4

    Drive to Nayapaul and trek to Tikhedunga

    Early morning pleasant drive to Nayapaul. After meeting the crew members start your trek. 20 minutes’ walk takes us to Birethanti, the check post of Annapurna Conservation check post. Follow the trail along the Bhurungdi river till Tirkhedunga, passing small villages on the way. NOTE: Today, the accommodation will be on a simple lodge with basic and limited facilities. Overnight at Simple Lodge; Meals – (B/L/D)

  • 5

    Trek to Ghorepani

    The day start with normal breakfast then a climb through some steps for about 1.5 hrs to Ulleri – a large Magar village. Then the trail moves gently through the pastures and to the deep forest of Banthanti leading to our next stop for the day to Ghandruk. This village offers a specular view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. Overnight at Simple Lodge; Meals – (B/L/D)

  • 6

    Trek to Poonhill and to Tadapani

    Start your day early to make to Poonhill to view the sunrise over the magnificent Himalayas. We then return back to the lodge for breakfast. From Ghandruk the trail takes into the forest of pine and rhododendron followed by the Deurali. We then descend to Banthanti followed by Tadapani. Overnight at Simple Lodge; Meals – (B/L/D)

  • 7

    Trek to Ghorepani

    Today our entire walk is downhill along the rhododendron forest to the village of Ghandruk. Overnight at Simple Lodge; Meals – (B/L/D)

  • 8

    Trek to Nayapaul and drive to Pokhara

    Start your trail in a gentle flat path passing the forest till Kimche. Then descend through the small villages followed by walking along the Modhi River that leads to our last stop Nayapaul, where our vehicle will be waiting for us. Drive to Pokhara and check in to the hotel, where the remaining day will be at leisure. If time permits we will boat along the Phewa Lake. Overnight at Hotels in Pokhara; Meals – (B/L/D)

  • 9

    Drive back to Kathmandu

    After leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we will leave Pokhara for our journey back to Kathmandu. Upon arrival in Kathmandu, check in to the hotel where the remaining day will be leisure. Overnight at Hotels in Kathmandu; Meals – (B/-/-)

  • 10

    Final Departure – Breakfast

    Breakfast at the hotel. Depending on the flight schedule, you will be transferred to the airport 3 hrs., prior for your final departure.

What's Included

  • Arrival and Departure transfer to / from the airport in private a/c vehicle
  • Sightseeing tour as per the itinerary in a private a/c vehicle
  • 3 nights’ accommodations at hotels in Kathmandu in double / twin rooms in BB basis
  • 2 nights’ accommodations at hotels in Pokhara in double / twin rooms in BB basis
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at Simple Lodge during trekking in Annapurna Region in twin sharing room in AP basis.
  • 4 nights’ 5 days’ Trekking at Annapurna Region accompanied by trekking guide and porter.
  • ACAP fees and TIMS Card.
  • 1 Local English speaking Nepali guide during city sightseeing.
  • Entrance & monument fees as per the itinerary
  • Mineral water during Sightseeing

    What's Not Included

  • Visa
  • Trekking Equipment’s.
  • International and regional airfares
  • Licensed holder tour guide during sightseeing,
  • Bar bills, Laundry bills, Airport taxes,
  • Any items of purely personal nature such as laundry, telephone calls, tips and gratuities to drives, guides, hotel’s and restaurant’s staff
  • Personal, Travel and Health Insurance
  • Refreshments, bottled drink
  • Optional Tours
  • Mandatory Gala dinner by some of the hotel in city areas during New Year Eve & Christmas
  • Cost arising out of flight cancellations or delays, road blockades/ landslides/ riots and any events that are beyond our control of Koili Tours or its associate agents
  • Photography charges
  • Any other charges which are not mentioned in the above cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the location of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek?

    Ghorepani Poon hill trek is located in the Annapurna Conservation Area in Nepal's north-central region.

  • What kind of accommodations are available during the Ghorepani Poon hill trek?

    You will be staying in locally made tea Houses and Lodges during your Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. The accommodation on this trek will be private, with twin beds and private lockers. Your room will have a comfortable mattress, pillows, a small tea table, and a blanket, but no bathroom. It is shared, and if you take a hot shower, you will be charged extra. The cost of accommodation during the Ghorepani Poon hill trek ranges between $5 and $10 USD (twin bedroom).

  • Is there enough power to charge my camera and phone?

    Yes, there are many places where you can charge all your electronic devices. You have to bring all your cable or charger yourself. You are suggested to keep your entire electronic device warm inside the sleeping bag or blanket because the cold temperature drains batteries very quickly.

  • How challenging is the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

    The easiest trek in Nepal's Annapurna region is probably the Ghorepani Poon hill trek. The walking distance between settlements varies daily, but you typically need to walk 4 to 6 hours per day. You can succeed if you are just physically and psychologically healthy.
    It is a 4-day walking vacation, however only the first two days will involve climbing through a rhododendron forest, while the latter two days will simply involve descending through a forest and villages.

  • Is there equipment provided by the trekking company for the Ghorepani trek?

    Actually, the trekking agency will only provide you with a limited number of items. The trekking agency typically gives hiking pools, sleeping bags, down jackets, and trekking maps, but you are responsible for managing the rest of the equipment.
    There are several trekking shops in and around Kathmandu and Pokhara, so if you need to purchase anything before starting your trek, we can help you do so at a fair price.

  • Is there a risk of AMS (acute mountain sickness) on the Ghorepani trek?

    The trek up Ghorepani Poon Hill is simple and low-elevation. There are no chances of getting high altitude mountain sickness during this quick and easy trek because Ghorepani, at 2,028 meters, is the highest point you will spend the night. Usually, after ascending above 3500 meters, persons may get altitude sickness.

  • How much does it cost to employ a Guide and Porter for a day?

    A guide for the Poon hill walk can be hired for $25 US, and a porter can be hired for $20 US each day. Next, during the winter and monsoon seasons, the pay for guides and porters may be a little lower.

  • How quickly can you complete the Poon hill trek?

    If your timetable is particularly tight, traveling from Kathmandu to Kathmandu will only take four days; but, if you are already in Pokhara, it will only take two days. Since a few years ago, you can take a jeep straight to Nangethati, eliminating the need for a full day of trekking, and two days will be plenty to travel from Pokhara to Pokhara.

  • What amount of local cash must I bring with me for the Ghorepani trek?

    You will receive almost everything you need for this trek from your trek organizer, including meals, lodging, the wages of your guide and porter, transportation, and a hotel in Pokhara. However, there are some extra costs, including donations, the cost of mountain souvenirs, water, hot showers, battery charges, Wi-Fi, and tips for the field staff. For all extra activities, you should bring 2500 Nepali rupees per day per person, which should be enough for the four nights and five days of the Ghoepani trek.

  • How is the accommodation while traveling to poon hill?

    The majority of rooms are twin share and offer plenty of room for movement. Most have separate bathroom and toilet facilities, though our teahouse in Ghorepani had an ensuite with hot showers! There will also be a public space that doubles as a dining hall with either a fireplace or boiler to cuddle up next to on chilly evenings.
    The teahouse where you are staying is also a relatively common place to have dinner, and they usually ask you to place your order when you check in. There are typically places to charge your equipment in the communal area, but you might have to pay a modest price to use them.

Total Cost in (USD) USD 599.00 349.00
Total Price: USD 349.00

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