Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Nepal

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a 6-day hike in the Annapurna mountain range in Nepal. It takes a moderate level of fitness to complete, and the max. the elevation is 3,210 meters. Pokhara is the closest main access city to begin treks into the Annapurna range. Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking gives a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region within a short trek. At 3,210 meters, the Poon Hill sunrise along with the snowy rugged Annapurna Himalaya range in the background is worth every step.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,400 m)

Today you are landing in the capital of Nepal- Kathmandu. One of our company representatives will meet you outside of the international airport. Will transfer you to your hotel. If you arrive earlier or in a daytime, you can explore the tourist hub- Thamel. Our team is ready to pick you at your scheduled flight time, whether it is day or midnight. Our company representative will brief you about your trip.

Accommodation: Hotel

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Early morning there will be your trekking guide to pick up you from your hotel. Will head to the tourist bus park and take a bus to Pokhara. Pokhara is one of the tourist destinations next to Kathmandu. Approximately it takes 7 hours to reach. On the way, you will pass through the beautiful small towns, rivers, terrace farming, and many more ever-standing landscape sceneries that will ever last to your memory. In the evening you can chill out at Lakeside, Pokhara. Have a short walk in Phewa Lake.

Meal: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel

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After breakfast and hotel check out we will drive up to Nayapul to start our trek. On the way, we can see the mighty Machhapuchhre (fishtail) Moutain watching over us. Nayapul will be our gateway to reach the Annapurna Base Camp. After our lunch, we descend onto the Modi River and cross. Stone trails will lead us further up through beautiful forests and grassy valleys until we reach Tikhedunga our overnight destination of the day.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

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After breakfast, we begin our trek towards Ghorepani. Our first obstacle will be the 3200 stone steps towards Ulleri. Reaching Ulleri we can have a 1-hour break for lunch and we continue towards Ghorepani. The trail will ascend and descend at parts, the landscape changes from open farmlands to lush rainforest. Overnight stay at Ghorepani.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

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We have an early rise at 4.20 am to climb up the famous Poon Hill for a stunning sunrise view of the Annapurnas. Reaching up on Poon Hill we can take many photos and congratulate ourselves for reaching the destination of our trek. After descending back down to Ghorepani for our breakfast we continue the trip towards Tadapani. We ascend upwards through beautiful rhododendron forests filled with the nature songs of many bird species. A downwards hike towards the valley and again up the mountain until we reach Tadapani our overnight stay of the day.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

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Today is an easy downwards hike towards Ghandruk. Following the trail through one of the biggest rhododendron forests the jungle scenery with the occasional monkey swinging in the trees. The trail consists mostly out of stone steps and forest paths until reaching the terraced village of Ghandruk home of the Gurung people. Overnight stay at Ghandruk.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

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We enjoy the morning in Ghandruk and take some beautiful Annapurna pictures before heading downhill towards the river. Traversing many stone steps leading us further down can become tricky as it can be very slippery. After reaching the river we climb back up a hill until reaching the village of Landruk for our lunch break. From now it becomes harder as we have more uneven stone steps to ascend and descend. Feeling it in our legs we are happy to reach our overnight destination of the day; Pothana village.

Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner

Accommodation: Lodge/Mountain Teahouse

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The last day of our trek today. Hiking downwards through beautiful forest trails we reach Dhampus a very nice village from where we can see our last panoramic views of the Annapurna range, continuing more downwards until reaching a place called Phedi, from here we take the local bus to Pokhara lakeside city for our overnight stay. Depending on what time we reach Pokhara we can participate in various activities such as boating on Phewa Lake, visiting the Davids Fall waterfalls, and the Gupteshwor Cave.

Meal: breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel

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Today we are heading off to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. Will check in to the hotel.

Meals: breakfast

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One of our company representatives will drop you at the airport. See you in next trip soon. Have a safe journey.

Meals: breakfast

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FAQs

  • Trek legally. Independent trekkers are by law not allowed to take any staff, for this you need a licensed Trekking Agency which is solely authorized to employ staff for foreign trekkers. Do not hire staff or "independent guides" through hotels, unless they have a Trekking Agent license or offer this service through an affiliated Trekking Agent.
  • Please make sure you take all of your trash, including bottles and cans from goods consumed in restaurants, to the nearest dustbins. Pollution and lack of trash management in the villages on the treks - including trash-clogged rivers and mounds of discarded beer bottles.
  • All of our team are local. Either they are our guides, drivers, or a porter. On this trip, we will stay overnight at a teahouse run by the local people. Most of the teahouse in mountains is run by family members. We pay them for the accommodation and the food. That supports the local people. Our team highly encourages you to buy local products and help local entrepreneurs to be sustainable.
  • Walk miles for a good cause; Travel Max Guide is a local tour operator, promotes sustainable and responsible tourism in Nepal. Care about our community and the Environment. As a part, we contribute certain income for a good cause to our communities and the people. Working on behalf of the children of Nepal. Specially support in educational assistance.

All our trekking guides are certified as Wilderness First-Aid Course and have years of experience in the mountains.

Ensure you bring a copy of your travel insurance, a copy of your passport, and 3 passport-sized photos. The fee for the Tourist Visa with Multiple Entry for 30 days is US $50. You have to pay for these at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu.

  • Twin sharing basis tourist standard hotel (3-star category) accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Twin sharing basis lodge/mountain teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • Full board meal (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) with tea/coffee during the time of trekking. Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Pickup from the airport and a hotel as well as drop off in a private vehicle
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu in a tourist bus. (On request: during the time of booking, you can ask for us for your comfort to provide a private vehicle; additional cost)
  • Nepal Government certified English-speaking local trekking guide and porter. Porter service (One porter for 2 trekkers)
  • ACAP permits and Trekkers’ Information Management Systems- TIMS card for trekking
  • Official paper documents Government taxes and local fees
  • A comprehensive medical kit.
  • Farewell dinner in a restaurant with a cultural show.
  • Trip accomplishment certificate.

What is not included

  • International flight tickets
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Nepal entry visa
  • Personal trekking equipment and expenses like water, laundry, phone, and bar bills
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, early return from your trip (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary. Expenses due to unavoidable events, like flight cancellation, strikes, and others
  • Tips to your guide, porter, and driver
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the “cost include” section

The treks in Nepal are suitable for a wide spectrum of experience and physical fitness. If you can walk uphill for a few hours each day, then you can find a suitable trek in Nepal. A longer trek, crossing high passes and into remote regions demands a higher degree of endurance. 

The main essentials to bring are:

  • Sturdy and comfortable hiking boots, flip-flops
  • Sleeping bag (depending on your accommodation) and -20 degree Celsius for colder regions
  • Daypack, trekking bag pack, dry sack, and camera bag
  • Few changes of clothes for the varying temperatures
  • For cold weather, hiking pants, thermals, gloves, neck warmer/scarf, beanie, a warm inner jacket and a windproof/waterproof outer jacket and down jacket are essential.
  • Water purification supplies, a reusable water bottle, and a camelback water bladder
  • Sunscreen, Hat, sunglasses, moisturizing skin cream, and lip balm
  • Few snacks, granola bars
  • A hiking stick or two
  • Waterproof case, fabric bandages such as moleskin, a headlamp, altitude sickness, and other medication
  • Camera
  • Hand sanitizers, toilet paper, band-aids, wet wipes
  • Extra batteries (solar chargers recommended)

On the popular trekking routes, everyday supplies, such as toilet paper, soap, chocolate bars, and even basic hiking supplies can be purchased along the way, though prices rise dramatically as you go higher in elevation. Try to stock up lower down and buy locally-produced products such as fruit, biscuits, etc. Maps are easy to find in Nepal.

In Kathmandu and Pokhara, you are going to stay at the tourist standard hotel (3-star hotel) on a twin-sharing basis. A few of the common accommodation options while trekking in Nepal are Tea Houses (Lodges) which can be found at various points on the trek. They offer double or dorm room accommodation and simple basic meals reflective of what the local people in the area eat. Although many tea houses and hotels in the hills and mountains are reasonably comfortable, you can bring your sleeping bag even for teahouse treks.

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