Ghorepani Poonhill Trek - 9 Days

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  • Duration 9 Days
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Type Lodge Based Trek
  • Best Season Spring (March - May) & Autumn (Sept - Nov)
  • Group Size 16
  • Maximum Altitude 3,210 m

Highlights

  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Explore the City of Lakes, Pokhara
  • A short drive from Pokhara to the starting point of the trail, Nayapul
  • Trek through dense forests and quaint villages
  • Explore beautiful Ghorepani village
  • Get to see lifestyle of people from Gurung and Magar communities
  • Witness gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill
  • Stunning landscapes and breath-taking panoramas of the Himalayan mountains will keep your company along the way

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the easiest trekking routes not only in the Annapurna region but also in the whole Himalayas of Nepal. The gentle pace with a little hint of adventure and gorgeous sceneries along the trail has made Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking popular among travelers. 

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the easy treks in the Himalayas thanks to its comfortable pace. The trek offers attractive views of the Annapurna Himalayas, passes through dense woods, and remote villages. A perfect short trek in Nepal.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a great option if you have a few days on your hand and want to experience a short trek in Nepal. Likewise, Poon Hill Trek is also an ideal package for new trekkers.

Before we dive deep into further information regarding the package, we want you to know that we also offer a tailor-made Poon Hill Trek package. You can design the itinerary as per your experience and need.

Ghorepani & Poon Hill

Situated at 2,874 meters, Ghorepani village is one of the beautiful villages in the lower Annapurnas. The village is mostly resided by Gurung and Magars. You will get to see their lifestyle and culture. Poon Hill is located at 3,210 meters. This place offers gorgeous sunrise and breath-taking views of green hills backed up by snow-capped mountains at a distance. During the 9 Days Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, we will be trekking through verdant forests of rhododendron and quaint villages. 

Views during the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

The stunning views of western Himalayan mountains like Mt. Machhapuchhre (6,993 m), Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Lamjung Himal (6,983 m), Mt. Tukuche (6,920 m), and numerous others are seen on Ghorepani & Poon Hill Trek. You will come across a wide range of flora and fauna as well. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Nepal is a short but adventurous venture. 

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek difficulty

9 days Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is an easy trek. The trail has got a good pace and gradually ascends through forested paths. There are a few steep and rugged sections on the way, which add the zest of adventure/difficulty in the journey. 

You will be walking 6 to 7 hours a day, therefore good physical fitness and health are required. To know more in detail about the route, check out our Ghorepani Poonhill Trek map. 

What do we offer?

If you are trekking with Nepal Gateway Trekking, then you are trekking with an ethical company. We are a huge advocate of sustainable tourism, actively give back to mountain society, and offer the best itineraries. 

Our trekking packages are the most genuine in the market with safe and secure trips. We offer not only adventurous trips but also meaningful journeys in the Himalayas and around Nepal.

The booking for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek 2022/2023 is open for travelers from all around the world. If you have any queries regarding the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek, contact us anytime.

We have mentioned some other similar trekking packages that you can check out too - Everest View Trek, Pike Peak Trek, Langtang Valley Trek etc.

Itinerary

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Kathmandu welcomes you with its warmth, friendly locals, and ancient temples. Meet with our airport representative after landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport. A small greeting session and proceed towards the hotel. Rest and get ready to meet with other team members in the evening.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

Kathmandu Pokhara drive is one of the best ways to have a glimpse of the gorgeous sceneries Nepal has to offer. Following a well-made road, enjoying views of rivers, green hills, terraced fields, and waterfalls, you will reach Pokhara. You also have the alternative to fly to Pokhara or if you want to get extra, then raft to Pokhara. Either way, the views will be exceptional.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Maximum Altitude820 m

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek begins from Nayapul that can be reached after around an hour's drive from Pokhara. From Nayapul, the trail gradually ascends through fields of maize, millet, and rice. You will reach Birethanti, and further, pass by a waterfall. The trail then takes you to Sudami and move towards Tikhedhunga.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,540 m

Follow a steep stone stairway up the ridgeline. The trail then goes through terraced fields and lush forests of oak & rhododendron. Passing by Ulleri, you reach Nangethanti and ascend to Ghorepani. From Ghorepani, you can see stunning snow-capped Himalayan mountains.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,880 m

Wake up early in the morning to catch the glorious sunrise from Poon Hill (3,210 m). The trail to Poon Hill gradually ascends through a steep path. The viewpoint offers panoramic views of several mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna South, Mt. Fishtail, Singa Chuli, etc. After spending some time at Poon Hill, you will descend back to Ghorepani and have breakfast before leaving for Tadapani. The trail follows a downhill route through small villages to Tadapani.

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude2,685 m

From Tadapani onwards, you will descend steeply through lush forests and small settlement areas. The views along the way are magnificent. The trail will take you to Ghandruk, a famous village to observe the daily lifestyle of locals, especially from Gurung and Magar communities. Explore museum and village

  • AccommodationLodge
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,950 m

Leave Ghandruk and descend through the forested path to Nayapul. From here, drive back to Pokhara. You will spend the rest of the day in Pokhara. Visit nearby tourist areas and explore the Lakeside Market.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Lunch
  • Maximum Altitude820 m

Follow the same scenic route and drive back to Kathmandu. Today is your last day in Kathmandu, so do the shopping and visit the remaining monuments. The evening ends with a delicious farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • MealsBreakfast & Farewell Dinner
  • Maximum Altitude1,310 m

Saying goodbye is always hard, especially when you get the taste of this wonderful Himalayan nation. However, with all goodbyes come news hellos, and we look forward to that. Hope to explore the Himalayas again with you. Until that, our airport representative will assist you with check-out and drop you at the airport.

    This is our regular and recommended itinerary. If this itinerary doesn’t suit your time-frame and requirements, please click here for tailor-made program

    Includes

    • All grounded transportation as per program.
    • 2 night hotel accommodation in Kathmandu inclusive breakfast.
    • 2 night’s hotel accommodation in Pokhara inclusive breakfast.
    • Your three times meal (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) and accommodations during the trekking.
    • A highly experience well trained government license holder English speaking trekking guide and required porters and their meals, accommodations, salaries, insurances and equipments.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area Project permit
    • TIMs card (Trekkers information management system)
    • Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking map
    • Nepal Gateway Trekking company T-shirt and achievement certificate
    • First Aid kit.
    • Fresh local fruits.
    • All government taxes.

    Excludes

    • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
    • Travel insurance.
    • International flight tickets to and from Kathmandu.
    • Nepal entry visa fee, which is easily issued upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu.
    • Your personal first aid kit, equipment and items of personal nature.
    • All kinds of drinks (Water/Coke/alcoholic beverage and hot drinks).
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver. (Tipping is expected)

    Dates & Price

    Date StatusPrice 
    Start DateStart: WednesdayDecember 14, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdayDecember 22, 2022StatusAvailablePriceUS$690
    Start DateStart: WednesdayDecember 21, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdayDecember 29, 2022StatusAvailablePriceUS$690
    Start DateStart: WednesdayDecember 28, 2022End DateEnd: ThursdayJanuary 05, 2023StatusAvailablePriceUS$690

    This is our set fixed departure date. The arrival and departure date to/from Kathmandu, Nepal. The date and price are specified for group joining. 
    For Private Trip 

    Useful Info

    Extra nights in Kathmandu

    If you arrive before the fixed date or are willing to stay extra nights after completion of the trek, there will be an extra charge for that. The cost can range anywhere from 55.00 USD or more per night per person (including breakfast and airport transfer). To benefit most of your stay in Nepal, you can do other adventurous activities. Let us know if you have anything specific in your mind. We will help you to have the best experience.

    Ghorepani Poonhill Trek difficulty

    9 days Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is an easy trek. The trail has got a good pace and gradually ascends through forested paths. There are a few steep and rugged sections on the way, which add the zest of adventure/difficulty in the journey. You will be walking 6 to 7 hours a day, therefore good physical fitness and health are required.

    Altitude Sickness

    The altitude sickness risk is low on Ghorepani Poonhill trekking because of its low elevation. During the trek, you will have enough time to rest and get used to the altitude. Nevertheless, be careful of its early symptoms that are headache, difficulty in breathing, insomnia, loss of appetite, etc. Alcoholic drinks and smoking can lead you to altitude sickness.

    Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Solo/Group

    You can do 9 days Ghorepani Poonhill trek solo or in a group. If you are a solo trekker, then freely join one of our groups, or we can also organize a private trek for you. Our mentioned Ghorepani Poonhill trek cost is for a group joining. If you do a private trek, then the cost may change slightly.

    Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Permit

    You need to get a TIMS card & ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project) permit for the Ghorepani Poonhill trek. Both permit costs are included in our Ghorepani Poonhill trek package price.

    Best time to do Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

    The best time to go on Poon Hill Trek is from March to April- spring, and October to November- autumn. Everything is perfect during these two seasons, from weather to climate and fantastic views. Moreover, the trail blooms with billions of rhododendrons and other flowers in the spring, and the lovely colors & vibrant Nepali festivals in the autumn add warmth to the venture.

    Travel Tips

    Accommodation: You will stay overnight in a lodge/teahouse. The rooms offer basic facilities and twin-sharing beds with a private/common washroom.

    Food: There are many food options, including western dishes. Among them, the tastiest and most filling one is dal bhat served with veggies and side dishes.

    ATM: There is no ATM on the Ghorepani Poonhill trekking route, therefore get cash in Kathmandu or Pokhara to use while trekking.

    Charging: You can change your electricity device along the trail. We highly recommend you carry extra batteries and a solar charger.

    Luggage: The duffel bag is the main luggage during the trek. It is carried by porters, and the weight limit is 10 kgs per trekker.

    Personal Expenses: Things like extra snacks, drinks, and shopping are out of the package cost. You can estimate around USD 12 to USD 15 per day on the trail for hot showers, drinks, souvenirs, etc.

    Travel Insurance: It is up to you if you want to carry travel insurance or not, as travel insurance is not mandatory for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek.

    Tipping: If you are happy with the service of our crew members, then all the members of the team can tip USD 5 each to the tour guide, USD 2 each to the driver, and USD 100 each to the trek guide (divided between porters & guide).

    FAQs

    • Q1. How many days is Poon Hill Trek?

      Poon Hill trek is a short trek that goes from 4 to 7 days. It depends on the travelers and how much time they want to spend on the mountains. We offer a 9 days Poon hill trek that is customizable too.

    • Poon Hill trek is an easy trek. The trekking route has a great pace and comparatively less steep slopes. This trek is called a beginner-friendly trek, perfect for people of any age.

    • To reach Ghorepani, you have to drive to Nayapul or Hile. From here, it takes two days of walking to reach Ghorepani village. There is no direct road connection to this village.

    • Sleeping bag is recommended for comfort sleep although every tea house provide blanket. 

    • Yes, there will be snow in the winter season and early spring. 

    • No, you can not drive all the way to Poonhill. You can only drive to Ulleri Village, then have to walk to reach Poonhill. 

    • Yes, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is safe in terms of both safety and terrain.

    • Yes, you can do Ghorepani Poonhill Trek as solo female traveler. We arrange female trekking guide and porter in request. 

    • You can book the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek directly through our website. Fill out the form with the necessary information and send it to us. We will get back to you soon and help you with booking procedures and any queries.

    • No, you can not see Mt. Everest from Poon Hill, but you can see Mt. Annapurna (the tenth highest mountain in the world), Mt. Dhaulagiri (the eighth highest mountain in the world), and other mountains like Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Fishtail etc.

    Client Reviews

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      I was lucky to get in touch with Raj while I was still planning the journey. In fact, a friend of mine, who traveled to Nepal before, highly recommended Raj as a guide. 

      From the very beginning, Raj gave us enough information about the journey itself and the necessary preparation. He made all the arrangements in advance. We didn't have to worry about the transportation, hotel, money exchange, etc. He even provided us with some necessary supplies for the trekking (e.g. sleeping bag, walking sticks, etc). 

      During the trekking, Raj was very attentive, responsive, and very involved. He provided us with a unique first-hand experience. He was trying to show us more of the hidden treasures of Nepal, rather than the typical touristic spot. Raj was taking care of our comfort but at the same time, he let us peek into the real Nepalese lifestyle. Raj is a great guide, an amazing person, and a good friend. I am glad I met him and I would highly recommend him to anyone who wants to experience the real, unique, and breathtaking Nepal!

      Once again, thanks a lot for the amazing time in Nepal!!! I really loved it!

      cheers, 

      Valentina Barzakova
      Valentina BarzakovaUnited Arab Emirates, Travel Date: 10/08/2015
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      “Nepal was great! It was even better with Raj as our guide. He is very reliable, caring, and easy to get along with. He'll be honest with you and let you know if you’re getting ripped off by people. He knows the best places to buy souvenirs, safe places to stay and eat in. He is very knowledgeable about the history, politics, and culture in Nepal. He gave us a good sense of the people there and the culture. With him, as our guide, we really felt safe which was very important since it was only two of us girls going on the trip. He'll give you the right amount of push when you get tired of trekking/hiking too!! Very encouraging! If I were to ever go to Nepal again I will definitely use Raj as my guide again! And I would definitely refer him to all my friends without hesitation!! ,"

      Hope this is good Raj!
      Hope your business is a success!!
      Namaste. 

      Ashrutha Ravimohan
      Ashrutha RavimohanUnited Kingdom, Travel Date: 26/07/2015

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