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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek - 8 Days

  • Duration 8 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Meals Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner During Trek
  • Accommodation Tea House or Lodge During Trek
  • Max. Altitude Poon Hill (3210 Meters)
  • Activity Trekking
  • Group Type Any
  • Group Size 1 to 10
  • Best Season Spring and Autumn
Highlights
  • Enjoy the greatest short hikes in the Nepalese Himalayas.
  • Explore the Annapurna region's charming landscapes, Rhododendron forests, and small settlements of the Gurung People.
  • Enjoy the breathtaking view of majestic Annapurna South and Fishtail.
  • Along the trekking path, spend the night in cozy teahouses.
  • Enjoy a time at the picturesque Phewa Lake in Pokhara.
  • Admire magnificent sunrises across the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains from Poonhill.
  • The most beautiful vistas of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapucche, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, and Mardi
  • The stunning villages of Ulleri, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ghandruk will enchant you.
  • Get excellent hospitality from the natives and forget all your fatigue and walking aches.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is known as Poon Hill Trek, Ghorepani Trek, Annapurna Sunrise Trek, Annapurna Panorama Trek, and Family Trek located in the Annapurna region, Nepal.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the short trek in Nepal. Poon Hill Trek is known as Annapurna Panorama Trek as well. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the easiest trekking routes in the Annapurna Region. Poon Hill Trek is suitable for inexperienced trekkers. You can do this trek with your children as well. This trek calls the family Annapurna trekking as well. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can be done within 2 days to 6 days; it depends on where you will start the trek and where you will finish it. Poon Hill is the best viewpoint for the sunrise view. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is known as the sunrise trek also. If you have a short time period in Nepal and want to see the Nepal Himalayas including the Sunrise view, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the best choice.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek starts from Birethanti after about an hour's drive from Pokhara. During the hiking to Ghorepani, you will pass through beautiful villages, forests, streams, and river banks. If you do this trip in March or April you could see the blooming rhododendron forest. Sunrise view from Poon Hill is the main attraction of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek from where you can see more than 32 different snow Himalaya peaks. On our itinerary, we adjust Jhinu Danda as well for a natural hot spring where you could take a bath. Details information of Ghorepani Poon Hill trek Route.

Benefits of Booking Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Us 

  • Free pick-up and drop-off service for the international airport
  • T-shirt and duffel bag as souvenirs from Green Valley Nepal Trek
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek route map
  • Medical kits could be required in several circumstances
  • Free Extra Luggage Storage During the Trek at Green Valley Nepal Store

Preparation for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

To reach Nepal's most extravagant trekking locations, you will need to warm up, practice, have discipline, plan ahead, and follow the finest guidance. Despite the fact that anybody may take part in Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking Journey, it does require good health, physical fitness, and self-motivation. There are a few things you may do before beginning the walk as naive hikers. You should start out with short strolls and go on 5 to 6 hours of daily walking, both uphill and downhill. Your endurance may be improved through aerobic exercises like running, swimming, cycling, and others. Even before the walk, increase your water intake and keep your body hydrated. You may quickly improve your breathing by performing a few easy yoga poses.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Cost for 2024 and 2025

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek cost starts at USD 400 and might go up to USD 475; it depends on group size booking together.Green Valley Nepal Treks offers Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek cost based on group size when booking together. Please see below for Poon Hill Trek group cost details:

No. of PaxStarting PriceFor Inquiry
1USD 475Contact Us
2USD 450 per personContact Us
3USD 440 per personContact Us
4USD 430 per personContact Us
5USD 420 per personContact Us
6 to 10USD 400 per personContact Us

If larger than 10 persons are in the group please Contact Us for a special group offer.

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Day to Day Itinerary
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At Tribhuwan International Airport, our representative will receive you. He will provide you with a private ride to the hotel and help you check in. After a long journey, you may either relax at your hotel or venture outside to discover some of Kathmandu's beautiful locations. At nighttime, you will meet your guide, the guide will supply any equipment that is lacking as well as information about the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Itinerary.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel

After breakfast, you will board a tourist bus and travel 205 kilometers from Kathmandu to the stunning Pokhara Valley to start Ghorepani Trekking. As you travel, you will see breathtaking landscapes of terraced farms, small towns, Manaslu, Ganesh Himal, Lamjung Himal, and several more highlands. After six to seven hours of bus travel, you will eat lunch. You have a choice between touring and relaxing in your hotel in Pokhara. With so many stores, pubs, and restaurants, Lakeside offers a wealth of sights and activities. Another option is to take a 30-minute flight to Pokhara, after which you can visit the city famed for its stunning beauty and accommodations near lakes.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara
  • Breakfast
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 205 Kilometers

The travel to Birethanti from Pokhara takes roughly 1.5 hours. Your Poon Hill Trek will begin in Birethanti, where you can reach by following Modi Khola. You will pass numerous local villages, teahouses, beautiful green rolling hills, rivers, and locals throughout the journey. After passing through the charming village of Hile, you will arrive in Tikhedhunga. The trail then starts to ascend pretty steeply on a stone staircase once you cross the suspension bridge. You will be in the sizable Magar village of Ulleri, where you can get a sight of Hiunchuli and Mount Annapurna South.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 8.8 Kilometers

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Route from Ulleri to Banthanti travels through rhododendron and oak woodlands. You will arrive at Nangge Thanti by following Bhurungdi Khola side by side. The portion of the adventure where you spend the majority of the day trekking through the jungle will be really exciting. If you schedule your Poon Hill Trek for the spring, you will see lots of rhododendron blooms, many wild birds and animals, and a stunning vista of numerous snow-capped mountains. You can reach Ghorepani after a short hike through the jungle. It's wonderful to stay in Ghorepani and enjoy the breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 4 to 5 Hours
  • 10.3 Kilometers

From Ghorepani, a short trek will take you to Poonhill, where you can enjoy a magnificent panorama of the mountain ranges and a stunning sunrise. Poon Hill is the greatest vantage point along this Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek Journey and is undoubtedly a photographer's aspiration. You can walk to the top of the hill, which is at a height of 3210m, in about an hour. From there, you can see the Himalayas, including the Annapurna, Bahari Shikhar, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, and other peaks. After capturing enough breathtaking images of the sun rising over the mountains, you will return to the guesthouse in Ghorepani for a breakfast before heading towards Tadapani. The Ghorepani and Annapurna Circuit Trek is connected by a lovely woodland track that passes through forests of oak and rhododendron trees and leads to Deurali. Banthanti is reached by a route that descends through rhododendron woodland. Then the way ascends and passes through a cane field to get to Bhurungdi Khola, after which it climbs once again via a series of steep woods for 20 minutes before arriving at Tadapani, another lovely settlement that offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna peaks.

  • Tea House or Lodge
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner
  • 5 to 6 Hours
  • 11 Kilometers

Ghorepani with Poon Hill Trek Journey from Tadapani to Ghandruk through oak and rhododendron woodland is relatively easy. Along the walk, wildflowers may be seen, which enhances the region's remarkable attractiveness. You will carry on your journey via the Baisi Kharka to Ghandruk. Once you get to Ghandruk, you will be able to see Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machapuchare, Annapurna III, and Hiunchuli. A museum and a Buddhist monastery are among their many cultural attractions. Its distinctive architectural design, with the majority of homes having stone walls and slate-tiled roofs, is what most fascinates people. It is now the end of your trek. It takes around three hours to go from Ghandruk to Pokhara by bus or vehicle.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Pokhara
  • Breakfast, and Lunch
  • 3 to 4 Hours
  • 6.5 Kilometers

You will board a tourist deluxe bus this morning after waking up in Pokhara to travel back to Kathmandu, which will conclude the 8-day Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. The 205 kilometers that separate Pokhara from Kathmandu follows the enthralling Marsyangdi River and then the Trishuli River. The route from Pokhara to Kathmandu passes through various attractive villages, including Damauli bazaar, Dumre bazaar, Mugling bazaar, and others. The route also offers breathtaking vistas of hills, rivers, and mountains covered in snow. When you arrive in the valley, a member of our crew will be waiting to welcome you and show you to your accommodation so you can freshen up before spending your final evening in Nepal shopping or touring Thamel.

  • 3 Star Hotel in Thamel
  • Breakfast
  • 7 to 8 Hours
  • 205 Kilometers

We arrange an airport transfer service three hours before departure, depending on your scheduled departure time. If you have more time, we can plan some side trips for you, or you may go exploring on your own.

    Our team guides, porters and accompanying staff are locals with a broad knowledge about each and every location that we travel through.

    Cost Includes
    • International Airport Pick up and drop off service.
    • 2 night's accommodation with breakfast at Standard Hotel in Kathmandu - Twin sharing base (before and after the trek)
    • 2 night's accommodation with breakfast at Standard Hotel in Pokhara - Twin sharing base (before and after the trek)
    • Three times meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
    • 4 nights tea House accommodation during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
    • Professional English-speaking trekking guide (trained by the Ministry of tourism)
    • Guide Expenses on food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, etc.
    • Tourist bus ticket to Pokhara from Kathmandu
    • Tourist bus ticket to Kathmandu from Pokhara
    • Taxi to trek start point (Birethanti) from Pokhara
    • Sharing Jeep/Bus from trek end point (Ghandruk) to Pokhara
    • All necessary permits for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
    • Purified drinking water (Ef-Chlor – water purification tablet)
    • Free luggage stored at Green Valley Nepal Store During the Trek
    • Tourist service charge, VAT
    Cost Excludes
    • International airfare, Nepal Visa Fees amd Nepal Travel insurance
    • Extra nights accommodation, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
    • Personal expenses such as phone calls, drinks, donations, souvenirs, etc.
    • Personal expenses during the trekking such as hot shower, all kind of drinks, extra meals, Wi-Fi or data, battery charging, upgraded accommodation & tips for Staffs (it is expected).
    Add-ons & Options

    We created an add-on option for those who have extra days’ time and would like to add some other activities in Nepal. You could add required services from our add-on option during the booking process.

    • 6 Hours Kathmandu City Tour = USD 85 (for 1 to 3 persons in a group)
    • 6 hours Pokhara Valley Tour = USD 90 (for 1 to 3 persons in a group)

    How to Get Add-ons?

    To get add-ons you can follow straightforward steps:

    • Step 1: Select your departure date
    • Step 2: Add number of travelers
    • Step 3: Click Book Now or Add to Cart Button
    • Step 4: Select required add-ons from the listed options
    • Step 5: Proceed to payment
    Departure Dates
    • We have daily departures for this trip from March to May and from mid-September to mid-December. You can type in the number of passengers to book a reservation and select a date that is convenient for you. Due to group size, we never cancel a trip once you've made a reservation. If you would rather join the group, we will add more travelers on the selected date. You can let us know once you make a reservation or earlier.
    • If you want to cancel the trip for any reason, you can let us know at least 30 days in advance. Wewill refund your deposit. If you want to cancel the trip within a 30-day period, we will keep your deposit until you find out the next schedule.
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    Useful Info

    Best Season or Time for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

    Throughout the whole year, travelers make their trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. The two seasons with the clearest sky and the most beautiful vistas are spring and autumn, making those times the finest for hiking here.

    • Spring (March, April, and May)

    Trekkers from all over the world travel to these locations in the spring (March-May), which is the ideal time to do the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. The weather is moderate, there is little rain during this time of year, and hiking conditions are ideal. After March, the trekking season starts, and by April, the walking path is lined with rhododendron flowers, which give the subtropical forest its red, pink, and white hues.

    • Autumn (September, October, and November) 

    The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is best done in the autumn. The sun is shining brilliantly, the sky is clear, and the mountains are beautifully visible during this time of year. The absence of clouds throughout the night gives you fantastic views of the night sky. The monsoon-grown greens turn golden or amber during this season, creating an amazing contrast with the clear blue skies. Terraced fields' crops are mature and prepared for harvest. The lowlands are verdant, and the environment is pollution-free.

    Food on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

    • Breakfast

    The most important meal to start the day is breakfast. The first meal has to be nourishing and enjoyable in order to build up a lot of endurance for walking for a longer duration on the trip. Breakfast will include a range of foods, such as bread and chapati, eggs, porridge, soup, pancakes, cereals, and more.

    • Lunch

    The afternoon meal is considered the major course in Nepal. As a result, along with many different varieties, Dal-Bhat is made in every teahouse as the primary meal. Dal-Bhat has also begun to gain popularity as a lunch choice among international hikers in recent years. For lunch, teahouses often provide a range of dishes like rice, noodles, pasta and macaroni, spaghetti, momo (dumpling), pizza, hamburgers, dumplings, desserts, and more.

    • Dinner

    After a tough day of walking, dinner is a delicious meal. The teahouses along the path provide similar dishes for lunch and dinner. Most Nepalese people like eating dal baht for lunch and dinner, whereas international tourists prefer to order something else. In addition to offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner, the teahouses provide a range of hot and cold beverages.

    Accommodation during Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

    As you move from a metropolitan region to a secluded spot on this Poon Hill Trek, your accommodations will range from the elegant to the basic. Your choice of lodging will be entirely based on your preferred style and price range. The more secluded the location during these trips, the more basic the lodging will be. Fortunately, the majority of teahouses along the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offer comfortable lodgings. Twin beds are found in the majority of rooms, and a few also feature attached bathrooms. But generally, sharing restrooms is expected. The teahouse where you spend the night must be the same place where you have supper. Both hikers and teahouse owners benefit from this since it lowers accommodation costs.

    Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Difficulty

    Compared to other hiking in Nepal, such as Everest Base Camp, Poon Hill Trek is rated as an easy trek. This trek requires ordinary fitness and a strong appreciation for the highlands. If you are a novice trekker, you must have a healthy lifestyle, be moderately active, and engage in regular training at least three months before the journey to increase stamina and endurance. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek has gained popularity among first-timers, women, solitary hikers, and hikers going on family outings. Poon Hill trekking may be your best alternative if you wish to do trekking in Nepal, see the highland landscape, and visit a typical cultural community quickly. When you catch the beautiful view of the gleaming snow-capped mountains and stunning surroundings, you will forget about the hardship of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

    Travel Insurance for Poon Hill Trekking

    Despite the fact that Poon Hill Trek is a shorter and simpler hike than Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Base Camp, travel insurance is mandatory when hiking in this region. You should have adequate travel insurance for this journey even if it may not seem essential. While trekking in the high Himalayas, unforeseen events, accidents, and altitude sickness are rather common. There is no need to purchase an insurance policy that covers helicopter evacuation. But make sure you purchase insurance that covers all medical expenses, natural calamities, trip cancellations, and theft.

    Altitude Sickness Risk in Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

    Poon Hill Trek is less than 4,000 meters above sea level, therefore altitude sickness is rare there. The lengthy, arduous uphill and downhill trek, however, can result in mild headaches and back pain. Therefore, don't forget to pack some common pain relievers for joints, headaches, and colds. If you have never gone trekking before and want a taste of Nepal's Himalayas, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a terrific place to start.

    Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking Packing List

    Your hiking clothing and equipment are the most important things to complete the Poonhill journey successfully. The essential gear includes a sleeping bag, a pair of High Mountain walking boots, poles, a duffel bag, essential warm and comfortable hiking attire, warm socks, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, and other essentials. Another crucial point is that it's best to wear lightweight, cozy, comfortable clothing when hiking in the High Mountains. Make sure you have all the necessary documentation, records, and ideas for both restricted and non-restricted things in that area. Here are some more items to consider adding to your packing list: Recommended Packing List for Nepal Trekking

    Poon Hill Trekking Guide and Safety

    Our client's safety and security are guaranteed, and we are ready for everything. The following safety precautions are taken by Green Valley Nepal Treks, a reliable company:

    • Trek leaders and guides have years of expertise leading treks, so they can guarantee your comfort, safety, and security.
    • We provide intensive wilderness first aid training to all of our guides.
    • As you progress through the walk, our guide will inspire and motivate you.
    • In hiking areas, we inspect the sanitation of the meals and lodging.
    • We have all the tools, equipment, and first aid supplies we require.
    • Our trek leaders have the right to cancel or continue a tour if someone becomes ill.

    Ghorepani with Poon Hill Trek Booking Procedure

    Having been in business for more than 10 years, Green Valley Nepal Treks is a government-approved, registered, and bonded trek and tour company in Nepal. We are members of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) and the Trekking Agency Association of Nepal (TAAN). Therefore, you may securely make trip reservations with us. For the confirmation of your Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek reservation, we ask a 10% advance payment. Within a week of making your reservation, email us the relevant paperwork, including a copy of your passport, two passport-sized pictures, your travel insurance information, and flight information. Western Union, bank transfers, and online payments through the website are all accepted forms of payment. After you get to Kathmandu, you may pay the remaining trip expenses using cash, a bank transfer, or a credit card. Additionally, we will send you payment information and accepted methods.

    What our travelers saysClient Reviews
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      Unforgettable Adventure in the Himalayas

      With Green Valley Nepal Treks, I started the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, which changed my life. I'll never forget how the sunrise at Poonhill illuminated the Himalayas. The staff at Green Valley offered first-rate assistance, from carefully thought-out lodging to experienced guides who shared their enthusiasm for the area. I was able to fully appreciate the scenic grandeur of Nepal's landscapes and culture throughout my trek. I wholeheartedly recommend Green Valley Nepal Treks for the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek if you're searching for an amazing journey.
       

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      DavisAugust 18, 2023Australia
    • TripAdvisor

      A Must-Do Trek in Nepal

      My hopes were surpassed by the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Green Valley Nepal Treks. Along the journey, there were picturesque villages and sweeping mountain views that were spectacular. The staff at Green Valley made sure we were secure and comfortable the entire way. The guides improved the trip by providing insightful information about the local fauna and culture. If you're in Nepal, don't miss this trek, and pick Green Valley for a smooth and delightful journey.
       

      C
      CarlosJuly 22, 2023Spain
    FAQs
    • Yes, the itinerary may be changed at any time by Green Valley Nepal Treks according to the needs of the customer, including their interests, timetable, and financial situation. Based on our years of expertise in planning treks, we have created this itinerary. Depending on availability, there are choices for taking a flight or road trip at the start or end of the journey.

    • The total distance of Poon Hill from Pokhara is approximately 136 kilometers which can be covered in 5 to 6 days. The trek is considered moderate with a maximum elevation of 3210 meters. This trek can be done by a novice trekker because it is easy and required less trekking equipment with just 5 to 6 hours of trekking each day.

    • Yes, almost all of the tea houses along this trekking path provide electricity and Wi-Fi. You can recharge your phone and camera. You must pay additional fees in order to access the internet or Wi-Fi.

    • Of course, the lodges provide bathrooms and hot showers. You might take a shower each day. We typically provide individual rooms with an attached bathroom and a hot shower. During the busiest times, you will have a private room with a shared bathroom.

    • During this walk, there are no banks, ATMs, or money exchange facilities. From Kathmandu or Pokhara, you must bring additional Nepalese rupees with you.

    • Yes, you may store any extra clothing in the office of Green Valley Nepal Treks if you need them after your adventure. Most hotels and lodges in Kathmandu provide storage facilities, or you may store your belongings in our office while traveling.

    • Green Valley Nepal Treks will arrange one porter for two trekkers to carry 20 kg of luggage (maximum 10 kg for each trekker). The weight limit on flights to the Annapurna region, basically to Pokhara is a total of 20 kg including hand bag and you need to pay an extra amount per kg for the excess baggage.

    • Technically, AMS cannot be stopped, but you may definitely avoid it by carefully considering the following advice:

      • You need to drink at least 4 liters of water every day to keep your body hydrated.
      • Avoid drinking alcohol, smoking, and caffeine, which are the main causes of headaches and dehydration.
      • Give yourself plenty of time to adjust to the higher altitude.
      • To avoid and reduce the symptoms of altitude sickness, use Diamox, an over-the-counter medication.
    • Because of the environmental concern, the Poonhill Trek path is a mineral water bottle banded region. You can easily get clean drinking water that has been boiled and filtered at the teahouse on this hike for a little charge. Bringing a reusable water bottle is strongly advised for this journey.

    • With the aid of your guide and porters, you will be able to experience something that only a select few individuals are privileged enough to do. They will make your journey safe and efficient by guiding you and carrying your things. They treat you like family and sincerely care about your success and happiness, helping you to complete your trip. Therefore, your tips will be an expression of gratitude for their assistance in guiding you through every challenge. In Nepal, giving tips to porters and tour guides is recommended as a sign of appreciation.

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