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Ghorepani Poon hill Trek

  • 10 Days
  • From USD
  • $990.00  (P/P)

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 popular among trekkers for its beautiful views and unique landscapes. The Ghorepani Poon hill is in the northern-central region of Nepal and is within the Annapurna Conservation Area. The trek reaches an altitude of 2874m. Ghorepani used to be a resting stop where ancient traders found water (pani in Nepali) for their horses (Ghora in Nepali) thus the nomenclature Ghorepani.The Ghorepani Village is settled by the Magar people and contains a number of guest houses provide accommodations and food to trekkers in the beautiful surroundings. Any lover of nature is sure to be awestruck by the breathtaking views of Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche, Mount Annapurna (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7555m), Nilgiri (6230m), Machhapuchare also known as Fishtail (6997m), and magnificent Kaligandaki Valley view.

The Ghorepani Poon hill trek is also known as the Annapurna Sunrise Trek. This trek is a moderate and short adventure for all kinds of travellers. This Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is popular because it takes trekkers to an altitude of 3210m without the strain of altitude. Throughout this trek, you will walk about 6-7 hours every day and sleep in the comforts of tea houses. The Ghorepani Poonhill trail has many places with clean accommodations, fresh organic food, and local culture.

The Ghorepani Poon hill Trek formally starts from Nayapool after a one and a half hour drive from Pokhara Valley. The trail leads past terraced farmed paddy fields and traditional Villages of Thakali and Gurung throughout Nayapool, Birethati, Hile and Tikhedunga. You will then reach the large Mager Village of Ulleri, with traditionally slated stone-roofed houses and ascends to Banthati. From Banthati, the trail leads through the beautiful alpine forest of oak, hemlock, pine, and rhododendron, crosses sparkling clear streams, past Nangathati (2460m)to Ghorepani (2874m). It is worth staying here to see the spectacular panorama and early morning before a pre-dawn trek to the top of Poonhill (3210m) to watch the sunrise. You catch the striking sunrise view on more than eight mountains and peaks like Dhaulagiri, Tuchuche, Annapurna range I- South, Nilgiri, Fishtail, and far beyond Lamjung and Manaslu. After Poonhill, the trail ascends and descends through the small Gurung Villages of Tadhapani and Ghandruk. Ghandruk is famous for its culture, tradition, and trekking. It also offers some of the best views of Annapurna South and Fishtail Mountain. The trek descends down to Nayapool through Shyauli bazaar and Birethathti along the Modi River. After reaching Nayapool, you will drive back to Pokhara and stay in a comfortable hotel.

At Himalayan Joy Adventure, we are committed to creating a trekking itinerary that will meet all of your needs and fulfil your dreams. If you would like to extend your holidays in Nepal, Himalayan joy Adventure would suggest you visit Chitwan where can enjoy jungle safari, elephant bathing, bird watching, sunset views and cultural tour. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Himalayan Joy Adventure office. 

What You Can Expect

  • Sightseeing in historical and world heritage sites in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Most touristic place of Nepal
  • Magnificent mountain views

Outline Itinerary

01 Days ARRIVAL IN KATHMANDU

A Himalayan Joy Adventure representative will greet you at the Tribhuwan International Airport upon your arrival and provide transportation to your hotel. After checking into your room and refreshing, our HJA representative will describe the details regarding your trek. Then, you can visit the tourist hub in Thamel. There are many places to shop for trekking gear and souvenirs. In the evening, Himalayan Joy Adventure will host a welcome dinner at the typical Nepali restaurant with a Nepali cultural dance. After dinner, you will be dropped off at your hotel. Overnight in hotel.

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

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!

Jeremy A, 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!

RuoNing, 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  

Fauziah S, 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  

Polly A, 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.

Shaun Glassman, 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!!!

Lauren Friedman, 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)

Eleanor Taylor, 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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