Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
8 Days 7 Nights
Kathmandu- Pokhara- Ghorepani Poonhill
2 Min. Pax
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
ACCOMODATIONLodge and Hotel
BEST TIMESpring Autumn
The Poon Hill Trek in Nepal is one of the country's most popular short treks, offering some of the most enticing views of the powerful Himalayas and the spectacular Alpine forests across the Annapurna region. The rhododendron and the deep pine forest give you a nature walk in their essence. The major highlight of the trek is the morning hike to the top of the hill station at Poon Hill itself, for the spectacular sunrise over the Himalayas to the east. The view from Poon Hill is the auspicious part of this trek, after a short hike from Ghorepani. One can explore the breathtaking view of the range Annapurna and Dhaulagiri along with their peaks of more than 8000 meters.
In addition to the panoramic views of the Himalayan mountains, including Mount Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Annapurna I (8091 m), Mount Machhepuchhre (6998 m), Nilgiri (7041 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna II (7939 m), Annapurna III (7555 m) and Tukuche (6920 m), Poonhill Trek offers trekkers the opportunity to blend with the local villagers and their daily lives. Along the way to Poon hill, you'll find thick Rhododendron forests and some of the ethnic Magar villages. The top of Poonhill provides an incredible view of the sunrise while the Himalayas form the scene's backdrop. Ghorepani altitude 2860m and Poonhill 3210m are the highest elevations reached on this trek.
The maximum height you will go on this short trek is 3210 meters from sea level so there is no risk of any high altitude sickness. You will follow the ancient trails that connect local communities, pass through blooming rhododendron forests and rice paddies, and enjoy the view of snow-covered mountains.
Major attractions of Ghorepani Poonhill
Panoramic view of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range
Gurung village of Ghandruk and Magar village in Ulleri
Forest of blooming rhododendron with the chirping of birds
Fields of rice paddies
Best season to go for a Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
The trek can be done at any time of the year however it is more convenient to travel when it’s not raining and snowing. So, the most favorable time to go for the trek to Ghorepani Poonhill is from March to May and September to November. During those times, the weather is clearer with the view of mountains and blue sky.
We'll arrive in Kathmandu and conduct some sightseeing, as well as some shopping if you need anything for the trip.
We will be taking an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and from Pokhara a 2 hours of jeep ride to Birethanti from where our trek starts. The trek starts with a regular easy walk but after we reach Tikhedhunga the trail goes uphill to Ulleri crossing 3000 stone steps and finally reach Uller, where we will be staying overnight.
After having breakfast we will be heading towards Ghorepani Deurali from Ulleri following the forest of Rhododendron, oak, and bamboo. After walking approximately for 5 to 6 hours we will reach our lodge at Ghorepani Deurali.
We will wake up early in the morning and start our hike to the top of Poonhill for the sunrise which takes 45 minutes to climb. After experiencing the stunning view of sunrise and the mountains we will head back to the lodge for the breakfast and start our trek towards Tadapani which takes 5 to 6 hours to walk approximately.
Our todays’ destination is Ghandruk which is more famous for an ethnic settlement of the Gurung community. From Tadapani we will follow the shaded forest and terraced fields of maize and potatoes. So after walking for 4 hours we will reach Ghandruk village from where we can enjoy the magical view of Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, and Machhapuchre Himal. And also we can go for a walk to cultural museums and monasteries.
After having breakfast we will be trekking back to Nayapul via Syauli Bazaar and then drive to Pokhara.
So today we will be heading back to Kathmandu either by flight or a bus.
After having breakfast we will transfer you to International Airport for final departure
- First aid
- Sharing twin/double bedrooms in 3-star hotels or tea house lodges
- Necessary insurance for a guide
- Accommodation, food, salary, equipment for your guide and porters
- All applicable tax, vat and office service charge
- All necessary trekking permits and governmental documents
- 3 meals during a trek, breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Local licensed friendly trekking guide if necessary
- Tips for guide and porters
- Personal trekking equipment
- Travel insurance, Nepal tourist visa fees, personal items, and expenses
- Bar drinks and beverages including mineral water
- Fees and entrance during sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Airport shuttles, lodging, and meals in Kathmandu except for breakfast
The trek to Ghorepani Poonhill trek can be extended as per your preferences as many routes can be followed for the trek to Poonhill. The trek can also be finished in 3 days or extended up to 6 to7 days, according to your availability of time.
You can either take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara or take a drive in a bus or jeep or private car. From Pokhara take a ride to Naya Pul, starting point of the Poonhill trek. It then takes 2 days hike to reach Poonhill
Yes, you do need a TIMS Card and an Annapurna Conservation Area Project Entry Permit. The same permit can be used if you are extending your trip to Annapurna Base Camp, Khopra, Mardi Himal, or Jomsom- Muktinath. But you don’t have to worry as our agency will help you get a permit.
Yes, you can do trekking to Poon Hill on your own as it is one of the shortest and easiest treks but from Poon Hill, if you are planning to extend your trek to Khopra or Mardi, we suggest you take a guide with you.
The trek to Poon Hill is done in any month of the year but specifically being said, Autumn and spring seasons are the best time to travel as the view is more clear during this time of the year with no rain and chilly snowy days.
Yes electricity is available during Poonhill trek but they might charge you extra for charging your gadgets and devices.
Yes, there is wifi in most of the tea houses but the speed of wifi is not so good but is okay to stay connected with friends and family.
You may choose according to your convenience, you may either bank transfer, credit card, western union, or other options.
There are no banks or atm or money exchange to the higher points of the trek. If you want to carry extra cash for extra expenses then you can either withdraw or change from Kathmandu or Pokhara.
Natural spring water is available but you can either drink water by adding on a water purifying tablet or it is also possible to buy boiled filter water.
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