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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a scenic, cultural walk around mid hills within Annapurna Himalaya

Trip Summary

Trip Mode
On Lodge / Tea House basis.
Total Trip
09 / 10 days (Kathmandu to Kathmandu).
Trekking grade
Moderate with high uphill / downhill walks
Highest elevation
3,210 m at Poon Hill.
Trekking duration
05 / 06 days (Pokhara to Pokhara).
Seasons
March to June and September to early December.

Trip Highlights

  • Superb wide angle of 360° views of snowcapped mountain range,
  • A moderate country walk visiting traditional Gurung / Poon-Magar villages,
  • Pristine lovely rhododendron forests in the shade of high snowcapped peaks,
  • Fascinating views on ancient Trans-Himalayan Caravan route of Nepal / Tibet
  • Stunning sunrise views from Poon hill over chain of world highest mountains

Trip Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek leads to short circuit walk around southern ridges and rolling green hills of massive Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains. An amazing country walks full of fascination where you will be bewildered by a dramatic change of temperatures and landscapes, walking from low semi-tropical full of paddy farm lands and terraces towards cool alpine areas in the shade of tall and beautiful Rhododendron-pines-magnolia-oaks and fir tree lines.

One of a fascinating walk following old Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade caravan route of Nepal and Tibet leads through our destination at Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek and beyond towards Mustang areas connecting the border of Tibet frontier. Starting this wonderful journey from picturesque Pokhara, a famous and popular touristic spot located on the laps of towering Annapurna Himalaya with serene lakes of Phewa and Begnas, truly a scenic valley blessed by the natural beautiful scenery.

Walk leads towards high hills through a number of interesting farm villages of Gurung people, and then into the cool shade of alpine forest reaching our destination at Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with fabulous views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya. Our wonderful journey leads to famous viewpoints on top Poon Hill for a fantastic panorama of mountains with stunning sunrise views our highest spot of the trek at 3,210 m high.

After Ghorepani  Poon Hill Trek walk leads around a deep forest and into Ghandruk and Landruk villages and ending this marvelous short adventure with a drive back to scenic Pokhara, after a glorious time in the high and scenic Ghorepani  Poon Hill trek.

This Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek suitable for all kinds of travelers including family-school / college groups and corporate people, as this trip leads to moderate and gradual walks with ups and downhill, without a problem of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) where you can enjoy tremendous views in the comfort of nice cozy lodges around high hills of Annapurna with warm and friendly hospitality of the natives of Annapurna Himalaya.


Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary (Outline)

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to respective hotels.

Day 02: Drive or fly to Pokhara 950m (30 mins flight and 6 hrs drive)

Day 03: Drive to Nayapul 1,100m and trek to Tirkhedhunga 1,450m.

Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani 2,874m – 05 hrs.

Day 05: Morning hike to Poon-Hill and trek to Tadapani 2,721m – 05 hrs.

Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk 1,750m – 04 hrs.

Day 07: Trek to Potana 1,900 m – 05 hrs.

Day 08: Trek to Kande 1,460m and drive to Pokhara.

Day 09: Drive or fly back to Kathmandu afternoon free at leisure.

Day 10: International departure homeward bound.


Useful information while Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 

Trekking guide and Porter:

Our trekking will have long experience in trekking field. He speaks English and keeps knowledge about the mountain, mountain sickness, people, and culture. Generally, he will have a right to choose a guest house to stop overnight and right to take a necessary decision if the weather is not favorable if you are physically not in good condition or if there any potential danger of life or etc.

We will provide a porter (helper to carry the luggage) with warm clothing with warm clothing’s while going to the high mountain. We give priority to the local porter as much as possible.

Guest House in Mountain:

There are nice and tiny guest houses in the village on the way to trekking, also known as a tea house. We will accommodate to our trekkers in that guest houses. You will your own room (twin sharing) and a bathroom is outside. They are safe and people are friendly.

Meal in Mountain:

The general understanding in the mountain, you buy food from the same guest house where you say. We will buy a freshly cooked food from the local guest house. They will have a standard menu which is set by the Local Lodge Management Committee. You can choose your meal from the menu.

Medical facilities:

There are rare medical facilities in the mountain. We generally recommend bringing own medicine (a headache, stomach ache, painkiller, Diamox, bandage, iodine, cotton, gauze, hansaplast, common cold, diarrhea, ) to the normal situation.  If it is serious, you should go down or call an emergency evacuation.

Electricity:

There is not enough electricity in Nepal. You could expect power cut in some certain time of the day. While you are in the mountain, you will require electricity to charge your battery, mobile, camera or etc. generally they will ask you to pay extra money for charging.

Drinking water:

There is bottle water available along the normal trekking trail. Besides that, you can take your own water filter or can buy a medicine to purify the normal water. Further, you can buy boil water as well as in trekking.

Telephone and internet:

Some village has internet facilities. However, you can buy a local telephone SIM card which will help you to buy the internet and use with your smartphone set. You can use for calling to anyone if it requires at the same time.

Transportations:

There require or to use a local transport or you may want to use them as well as. The local people or local club will force to use their transport facilities. The price will be negotiable and a vehicle could be old and with very basic services.

Emergency evacuation:

You might have to be rescued due to some accident or serious ill. We can send rescue Helicopter service immediately to bring you back. The helicopter services are expensive in Nepal. We recommend you to buy insurance which covers search and rescue in need. After you rescued, we can help you for documentation to claim the payment.


 

Dates & Price

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

We also organizes trips on small groups, so we recommend you to reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away. Hurry! The adventure awaits you.

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2017-04-02 2017-4-11 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-04-15 2017-4-24 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-04-28 2017-5-7 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-05-09 2017-5-18 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-06-02 2017-6-11 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-07-20 2017-7-29 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-08-01 2017-8-10 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-08-10 2017-8-19 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-08-20 2017-8-29 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-08-30 2017-9-8 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-09-02 2017-9-11 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-09-08 2017-9-17 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-09-16 2017-9-25 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-09-25 2017-10-4 700.00 GUARANTEED Book Now
2017-10-01 2017-10-10 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-10-01 2017-10-10 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-10-07 2017-10-16 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-10-14 2017-10-23 700.00 OPENED Book Now
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2017-10-28 2017-11-6 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-11-01 2017-11-10 700.00 OPENED Book Now
2017-11-07 2017-11-16 700.00 OPENED Book Now
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2017-11-21 2017-11-30 700.00 OPENED Book Now
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2017-12-11 2017-12-20 700.00 OPENED Book Now

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OPENED: This date is available and open for bookings.
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LIMITED: There are very limited number of available places on this departure. Immediate booking.
CLOSED: This date is currently unavailable. Please contact us, if you are interested in travelling on this date.

Cost Includes / Excludes

Cost Includes

  1. All arrival and departure transportation airport / hotel / airport.
  2. Accommodation in Kathmandu at tourist standard hotel on bed / breakfast basis
  3. Accommodation in Pokhara at tourist standard hotels on bed / breakfast basis.
  4. An professional  English speaking government liscenced guide
  5. Porters (every 2 clients : 1 porter)
  6. Food in Trekking (B-L-D)
  7. Accommodation in tea house/lodge
  8. ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area project) permit.
  9. TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems).
  10. Service of trekking  guides his equipment,  daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  11. Service of trekking  staff -porters their daily wages-medical insurance, meals and transportation allowance.
  12. Welcome or farewell dinner in Kathmandu at authentic Nepalese restaurant with cultural programs.
  13. Down jackets-sleeping bags (with inner linear) and comprehensive medical kits.
  14. Transportation to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu with deluxe tourist bus before and after the trip and Pokhara - Nayapul -Pokhara by private car.
  15. Trips briefing with full information and reconfirmation of international air tickets

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal Visa-International airfare-personal travel / medical insurance.
  • Expenses of personal nature and meals in Kathmandu, gratitude (tips) hard / soft drinks throughout the trip.
  • Emergency evacuation by any means of transportation including heli services and personal medical kit.
  • Early return from the trip due to personal / medical problem in this case clients should bear his / her own expenses on return from trek and in Kathmandu including expenses of accompanying guide / porters.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Detail Itinerary

On arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by View Nepal Treks staff with warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with briefing regarding trekking, hotels, lodge on route with do and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals 

Welcome Dinner meal is included on this day.

Morning travel by tourist coach or in private vehicle depending upon the group size towards amazing Pokhara valley transfer to respective hotels close to beautiful Phewa Lake with afternoon free for short walks.
(For flying option a 30 minutes flight to Pokhara).

Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals 

Day meal (B_L_D) is included on this day.

Morning 2 hours drive from Pokhara to start the trek from Nayapul following the old Nepal / Tibet Trans Himalayan Caravan passing farm villages Bhirtethati and Hille to reach at Tirkhedhunga for overnight stop in the comfort of nice local lodge after 3-4 hours of good walks.

Accommodation

  • Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast, Launch, and  Dinner meals are included on this day.

Morning starts with a steep uphill climb to Ulleri village with grand views of Annapurna South and Mt. Machapuchare.
From Ulleri walk gets better passing Bhanthati, Nagethati small villages, into enchanting rhododendron forested area to reach at Ghorepani Deurali for overnight stop.

Accommodation

  • Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast, Launch, and  Dinner meals are included on this day.

Early morning hour hike up to Poon-Hill at 3,210m high for awesome panorama views of mountains with striking sunrise over array of peaks, from here walk to Tadapani through beautiful rhododendron forest with constant views of the mountains.
This place in spring will be magic with wildflowers in the shade of high Annapurna Mountains.

Accommodation

  • Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast, Launch, and  Dinner meals are included on this day.

With stunning sunrise view from Tadapani, morning walk descends into cool forested area leading Ghandruk village, a large Gurung village around Annapurna region. Afternoon explore the village and Gurung museum or just relax and enjoy the views of Annapurna South and Huinchuli with majestic Mt. Machapuchare “Fish Tail”.

Accommodation

  • Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast, Launch, and  Dinner meals are included on this day.

Morning walk on downhill path to the bottom of the hills of Ghandruk and Landruk by the Modi River, on crossing a bridge with short climb reaching at Landruk village, from here walk leads on the winding trail through terraced farm fields and villages into cool forested area to reach at Pothana for last overnight in the high hills of Annapurna Himalaya.

Accommodation

  • Teahouse

Meals

Breakfast, Launch, and  Dinner meals are included on this day.

Morning with super walk through Thulo Kharka also called Australian Camp a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest, with short break last hour walk an easy descend to Kande village on the Baglung-Pokhara highway for the an hour drive back to Pokhara after a wonderful time up in the high mountains.

Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals

Breakfast, Launch, and  Dinner meals are included on this day.

Morning a scenic drive to Kathmandu, after a wonderful memorable trip in the mid hills of Annapurna area, then on reaching Kathmandu transfer to respective hotels with afternoon free at leisure.
(Options of flight back to Kathmandu).

Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals

Breakfast, Launch, and  Dinner meals are included on this day.

Last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Annapurna & Pun Hill Panorama trekking, with time for international flight, View Nepal Treks staff transfers you to airport for your final departure homeward bound or to your next destinations.

Accommodation

  • Hotel (1 night)

Meals

Breakfast, Launch, and  Dinner meals are included on this day.

*NOTES

View Nepal Treks Pokhara extension program (adventure holidays) for interested people with time in Nepal.

Para-gliding, Zip Flyer, Ultra -Light flights or biking around Pokhara, short hike, rafting Trisuli / Kaligandaki / Seti Rivers, Kayaking or Jungle Safari in Chitwan.

Trip Reviews

  • Poon Hill Trek with View Nepal Team

    It was a great time and unique experience while we successfully complete 6 days Poon hill trek around Annapurna Himalaya and beautiful local peoples and villages. Our team was great and Our trek guides Mr. Hari probably one of the knowledgeable and skillful for the Nepal Trekking and Hiking activities.

    We will come to see Nepal over again with View Nepal Treks !! Thank you for a great management.

    -Anderson 

    Review submitted -January 10, 2017
  • Friendly cheerful guides and expert staff Poon-HIll

    Amazing times around Annapurna circuit in the comfort of nice lodges on route with warm friendly services of friendly cheerful guides and expert staff.

    Review submitted -June 17, 2016
  • Annapurna base camp and Pun Hill trek with unbelievable views of mountains. Suspension bridge on Annapurna Circuit - most popular tourists trek in Himalayan mountain massive in Nepal.

    Certainly enjoyed this fantastic trip with cultural tour around Kathmandu and relaxing at scenic Pokhara by the lake Phewa after Annapurna base camp and Pun Hill trek with unbelievable views of mountains.

    Review submitted -
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek (January)

    We had a wonderful time on the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and enjoyed the friendliness/helpfulness of our guide and porters. they were all very patient and kind when we wanted to spend tome time taking pictures. Highly recommend going through View Nepal Trek

    -Maria 

    Review submitted -January 29, 2016

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