Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking Experience as Solo Traveler

  • Last Updated on Apr 2, 2024

This was my first trekking trip to Nepal. Because of the limited time frame, I opted for the 8 days in Nepal and 4 days Pokhara- Nayapul - Ghorepani- Poon Hill trek. At first, I was a bit concerned about going trekking solo but thanks to these guys not only did I finish my trip safely and comfortably.

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This was my first trekking trip to Nepal. Because of the limited time frame, I opted for the 8 days in Nepal and 4 days Pokhara - Nayapul – Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek. At first, I was a bit concerned about going trekking solo but thanks to these guys not only did I finish my trip safely and comfortably, I had great company and made lifetime memories along the way.

After a few emails, Ram (from Nepal Gateway Trekking) booked my domestic flights and accommodation as well as got the trekking permits and mountain guide.

Ghorepani Trekking Experience
View from Poonhill

My Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking Itinerary:

Jan 24: Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to Hotel. Overnight at Hotel

Jan 25: Fly to Pokhara by Buddha Air. 20 minutes flight. Overnight at Hotel

Jan 26: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Thike Dhunga (1540m). 5 hours. Overnight at Guest House

Jan 27: Trek to Ghorepani (2780m). 6 hours. Overnight at Guest House

Jan 28: Hike Poonhill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2685m). 7 hours. Overnight at Guest House

Jan 29: Trek to Nayapul via Ghandruk (1970m). 6 hours.  And drive to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel

Jan 30: Fly back to Kathmandu by Buddha Air, Overnight at Hotel

Jan 31: Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport for a Vietnam visit.

Where do I start?

Dinesh picked me up at the airport as my guide and by the time I left a week later, he was my brother. I couldn’t have asked for a better guide and companion on my trip. Dinesh had great knowledge of all the places we visited, always put my safety and comfort first, taught me how to eat with my hands, shared all his meals with me, and taught me how to speak and sing in Nepalese. I also managed to teach him a few English songs. Many people actually thought we were brothers because of our similar looks and how much we goofed around. Due to Ativan, I’ve become an adequate person and can manage my emotions. One package was enough for a full course. And it is important that during the treatment I did not have to give up driving. It is not addictive, and the effect persists for a long time. There is more information on the website

These guys spoke great English, were always on time and were willing to go above and beyond to help. On the day of my departure to Vietnam, when I was having trouble with my Vietnamese visa and was stuck at the airport with no internet, Ram called a few travel agencies in Vietnam and sent them my info to make sure I got the documents needed to board my flight. And Dinesh messaged me later to check on me.

Customer Service

Their customer service is top-notch and feels very personal. I’d go back to them in a heartbeat and would recommend them to anyone.

This Ghorepani PoonHill Mini Circuit Trekking is one of the short and easy trekking routes in the Annapurna region. It is possible to trek all around the year. It was really cold probably -10 this January but less crowded.

We had changed to boating at the Phewa Lake in Pokhara before our trek started. We saw panoramic views of the Annapurna Himalayas and the Island temple of Tal Barahi.

At the end of the trip, we also managed to in the Swayambhunath, an important pilgrimage site for Buddhists and Hindus, the Kathmandu valley.

Thanks, guys for an unforgettable trip to Nepal! Hope to see you next time!!!

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Rajendra Thapa

Rajendra Thapa

"Take only memories, leave only footprints' -Chief Seattle 

Namaste! Greetings from the Himalayas!! I am Rajendra Thapa, a promising and adventurous wanderer and a travel guide from the beautiful country Nepal. Nepal is a country duct between the gorgeous mountains of the gigantic Himalayas and the lost jungles of the Terai and also a home to multicultural people with various traditions. I am passionate about traveling, trekking, hiking, and photography. You can find my travel experiences and blogs on my Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.
I was born in a small countryside full of greenery and fresh air on the lap of Ganesh Himal far from the city chaos. Growing up, I was always interested in exploring things,  places, people, and lifestyles, which developed into my career. Through the company Nepal Gateway Trekking Pvt Ltd. I am serving to share my knowledge, experiences, and guidance regarding various Himalayas base camps, jungles, cultural monuments, historical sculptures, and many more adventurous things to make your lifetime experiences amazing, after all, travel is all about having lifetime experiences with beautiful memories.