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Ghorepani Poon hill Trek

  • 6 Days

Trip Facts

  • Trip Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Grade: Moderate
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Car/jeep/hiace
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Kathmandu and Guest House in the trek
  • Max. Altitude: 3200 m./ 10500 ft.
  • Walking Hours: 5 to 7 Hrs.
  • Best months to Trek : September to May
  • Group Size: 1 - 15 people

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the most popular short and easy trek of Nepal. This trekking route lies in the beautiful Annapurna Region which offers the beautiful views of green landscapes and snow-covered mountains throughout the trek. You also get the chance to delve into the culture and tradition of Gurung, Magar and Thakali communities.

This exciting trek is famous for magnificent views of Annapurna Himalayan range from the famous Poon Hill viewpoint and the beautiful Gurung Village of Ghandruk. As the highest point is only 3,210 m, this trek is a moderate one. Anyone with a good health can complete this trek.

Our 10 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek begins from Kathmandu. After spending a couple of nights here, you travel to Pokhara on the third day and enjoy the lively evening at the Lakeside. The next day, you travel to the trailhead and trek to Tikhedhunga.

Another day, you trek for about 6 hours to reach Ghorepani. The next morning, you wake up early in the dark morning with several other tourists and hike to Poon Hill for early morning sunrise view. Spend your time there gazing at Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, Annapurna range, Nilgiri, Fishtail, and far beyond Lamjung and Manaslu.

Then you will trek to Tadapani and another day hike will take you to Ghandruk - a famous Gurung Village. After spending a night there, you will return to Pokhara on the eighth day and then to Kathmandu on the day 09. Then the tenth/last day is for final departure.

Best Season for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The best time to trek Ghorepani Poon Hill is spring and autumn. Spring prevails from March to May in Nepal whereas September, October, and November is autumn months.

In the spring, the temperature remains warm. Forests in the trail are full of blooming rhododendron making the trek amazing. The views are amazing in the morning, but the clouds start building up from the afternoon and obstruct the amazing views of mountains.

Autumn is the best season to trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. As the rainy season will have just ended and the weather remains moderate in autumn. The views of the Himalayas are so clear.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Difficulty

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an easy trek that takes you up to 3,210 meters of altitude. You can complete the trek in as minimum as 4 days. People usually spend 6-7 days in Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. Some also add other places and elongate the trek. You walk for about 5-6 hours a day at an average. Those who are fit can easily complete this trek. So this short and easy trek is for all kind of travelers.

You do not need any technical knowledge, training or trekking experience to complete Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. But, we advise you to involve yourself in some exercise, running, jogging for a few days or weeks before heading for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. 

What You Can Expect

  • Magnificent panoramic mountain views from Poon Hill
  • One of the easiest trekking trail in Annapurna region.
  • Enjoy the lively evenings at Pokhara
  • Trek through the beautiful villages, rice fields, and rhododendron forest
  • Stay in the beautiful villages of Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ghandruk
  • Witness the majestic Annapurna range, Machhapuchhre, and other peaks

 

Outline Itinerary

01 Days ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

Welcome to Nepal. After you arrive at the airport, our representative welcomes you at the airport and transfers you to a hotel. On your way to the hotel, he briefly describes you about the trip. After you rest your backpack in your hotel room, you can unwind yourself there or explore the beautiful Kathmandu Valley. If you need to buy any trekking essential, you can go to Thamel.

Trip Map

Cost Includes

  • Airport Pick up and drop by Private tourist Vehicle.
  • 3 nights Hotel in Kathmandu (3-5 star) on twin sharing basis on BB plan
  • One day sightseeing in Kathmandu
  • 2 nights hotel in Pokhara
  • Food (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) and Accommodation on twin sharing basis during Trekking
  • Tourist bus ( Kathmandu- Pokhara- Kathmandu )
  • Private transport to and from Nayapul
  • Tourist bus Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • English speaking guide
  • Porter (One porter for two person)
  • Insurance for Himalayan Joy Staff
  • Himalayan Joy Adventure T-Shirt and Duffel bag
  • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permits

Cost Excludes

  • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation ( Most Required)
  • International airfare and airport departure tax 
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying US $ 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 and Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos).
  • Cold drinks such as Mineral water, Cola, Beer etc.(Mineral water will cost per liter from Rs. 100 till Rs.500 and if you bring water purifying tablet is best idea cause you will help to save nature from not using plastic bottles and also its much cheaper then mineral water )
  • Bars bill such as Mars, Sneaker, Bounty chocolate etc
  • Personal trekking and climbing Equipment
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on 'Price Includes' section.

Read Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 8 reviews

Can't wait to return

Can't wait to return

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We spent 7 days in Nepal. Himalayan Joy assisted us with our Tibet visas, helped us find hotels and guided us on a 3 day trek. We loved every minute of it. Cholendra was great working with from the beginning setting up the trip. Tikka was a great guide. We was knowledgeable of the area, spoke great English and was fun to travel with. We highly recommend this company!

, United States

Amazing trek to Poonhill trek

Amazing trek to Poonhill trek

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Amazing trekking experience with Cholendra and his team from Himalayan Joy Adventure!!! Cholen is not only knowledgeable about the trek but also hospitable! Provides recommendations after trek in Kathmandu like where to find good local food or local products!  If you want more then just a trekking experience look for Himalayan Joy Adventure!!! PS: Mustang Coffee a must try during the trek!

, Singapore

Good service & helpful guide - Ghorepani & Poonhill trekking

Good service & helpful guide - Ghorepani & Poonhill trekking

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At first, we choose Himalayan Joy Adventure for their reasonable price after comparing other agents. Turns out it gave us the best experiences, not just the best price our friendly guide Cholendra who is very nice and knowledgeable of his stuffs. He made sure we get the best service during our trek and instantly become friends with all of us (4 pax). I strongly recommend Himalayan Joy Adventure if you ever plan to visit Nepal and arrange a trekking trip!

, Singapore

“Bike and Trekking”

“Bike and Trekking”

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It was a last minute trip. Booking was done 1 week before the trip through facebook messenger and with no money exchange until I have reached Kathmandu. The level of trust highly commended. First I did a motorbike trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara and surrounding area. The guide was Kishor. He was a good rider and have a good knowledge of the area we were visiting. Next was trekking to Poon Hill. I had an issue with my trekking guide. Informed Cholendra near 11pm at night before the trek. Cholendra managed to find a replacement to fly in the next morning and proceed with our trekking with no delay. Nara was my replacement guide. He was polite and handle things professionally.  Before I left, I had a day visit to Nagarkot with Cholendra and the driver Bim and a day visit around Kathmandu.  Overall, I had a great time and I enjoyed it very much. Will come again. Visited May 2017  

, Malaysia

“Trekking with Cholendra”

“Trekking with Cholendra”

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We trekked with Cholendra to Gorepani /Poon hill for 4 days in October. I highly recommend this experience. Cholendra is very thoughtful and organized. He took very good care of our family, so we could enjoy our trip. He is extremely capable and helped us organize transportation after our trek, and planned our stay in Chitwan. I would not hesitate to travel with him again. Visited October 2015  

, United States

Poon Hill Trekking

Poon Hill Trekking

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I spent a fun-filled 2 weeks in Nepal with the Himalayan Joy Adventure crew. Cholendra, Chet and Krishna were excellent guides leading me on a trek to Poon Hill, around the temples of Kathmandu and to Nagarkot. Since I began contact with Cholendra, he found out what I was looking for in my trip and set-up a customized itinerary. The guides very knowledgeable, attentive and all around great guys. For example, when I told them that I wanted to learn more about the culture of the Nepali people, they found opportunities for me to get different perspectives talking with many different people. Thanks to them, my trip to Nepal was one of the best trips I've ever had. I am excited to go back! Further, Cholendra is very passionate about community service and improving education in Nepal, donating a portion of sales to education in rural Nepal. It's nice to know that some of my money will go towards improving the country.

, United States

Ghorepani Trek

Ghorepani Trek

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Touring Nepal with Cholendra was the most incredible experience. From the moment we landed until the moment we departed, Cholendra took care of us every step of the way. From air travel, to cell phones, from the guest houses to our city stay – we felt comfortable, secure and most importantly safe. As three 24 year old women, we were not a simple bunch – but Cholendra dealt gracefully with our ailments and our complaints, and in the end we all know we couldn’t have done it without him. Thanks Cholendra. I give you an A++ recommendation!!!

, Israel

Ghorepani Trekking

Ghorepani Trekking

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“My four days trekking with Cholendra were great fun. I instantly knew that I was in very safe hands and was going to be very well looked after. We walked at just the right speed, stopped whenever required for endless cups of tea (and subsequent comfort breaks) and photo stops. Cholendra is great company and as well as being a mind of information about the Himalayas, made me laugh, listened to my (at times) incessant chat and can also hold a tune (usually a Nepalese folk song). I started out on Day One with a guide but came back with a friend with a big smile. Thanks Cholendra!” (April 2009)

, United Kingdom

Trip Note

ECO-FRIENDLY

Every day the world is facing a big issue of environmental pollution and in Nepal as well. Our field staffs are quite conscious about environmental pollution at any time and we encourage to all. We would suggest to our guest to use boiled water or water purification pills than buying a bottle of water, it helps to avoid plastic bottles which can takes long time to disappear. During the trek, if possible you can order same items food in a group which minimizes the fuel used and to make campfire is almost forbidden. We would encourage being a responsible traveler so, just leaving foot-print on the trail and bring out all non-biodegradable which you had.

MEDICAL FACILITY IN THE GHOREPANI POON HILL TRAIL

Basic health posts are available on the way.

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