Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

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  • Total Duration:10 days
  • Best Time:All months except July and August
  • Max Elevation:3210 m
  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate, Easy
All inclusive price $649PP $699

Trip Facts

  • Destination:Nepal
  • Trip Grade:Moderate, Easy
  • Max Elevation:3210 m
  • Total Duration:10 days
  • Best Time:All months except July and August
  • Activities:Trekking, Historical & Cultural Excursion
  • Trekking Duration:5 days
  • Starts / Ends:Kathmandu
  • Meals:Breakfast basis in city & full board during the trek
  • Accommodation:Double/Twin shearing in hotel/lodge
  • Transportation:Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus/Flight
  • Average Walking:From minimum 4 hrs to maximum 6 hours treks
  • Group Size:02-08

Ghorepani Poon Hill standout as the most popular and exemplary Annapurna Trekking Destinations in Nepal contributing the best perspectives of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain range. The breathtaking mountain scenery, the beautiful ethnic villages and many other factors justify the popularity of Ghorepani Poon hill trekking. The most remarkable significance of Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the low but favorable elevation of Poon Hill from where you will witness the overwhelming sunrise and sunsets over the Himalayas which is 3000m in height.

Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is the most picturesque short trekking in Nepal, popular known as Sunrise View Trek. This trekking route is also considered as simple trekking route as we don’t have to encounter any trekking of hardships that generally trekkers come across during the high altitude trekking. Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking route starts from Pokhara, an unbelievably beautiful city that is 200 km west of Kathmandu and is 6 hr bus ride or about 30 min flight from Kathmandu. There are another one and the half hour drive from Pokhara to Nayagpul from where your trek of the lifetime takes place.

You walk on the rugged mountain trial exceeded through the wonderfully magnificent Rhododendron landscape along the valley where there is an extraordinary encounter with the untamed life and landscape of Himalayan Ranges, small but beautiful mountain river stream, green hills and deep terrain valleys incorporated of high altitude flora and fauna like orchids, rhododendron and Magnolia woods along with rare animal’s species like white-breasted kingfisher, highland butterflies, Musk Deer etc. add beauty to the nature and to your excitement at Ghorepani Poon Hill trek and also the hospitality of local people like Magars, Gurung on the way or at tea house will truly amaze you. At the end of the destination, we reach Poon Hill which is the fascinating view of all-encompassing perspectives of the Annapurna (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri Mountain Range (8167 M). After that we return to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara is the really worthy trip to your short trek around Annapurna area.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking destination is open all year round and can be done on all seasons of the year. Anyway, March to May and September to December is the fundamental trekking season for all Annapurna trekking destinations. Therefore, get ready to be captured with the beauty of this breathtaking mountain that truly feels like a blessing. The moment of joy that you feel while you see the snow-capped mountain is indescribable; you just feel and enjoy most of it.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m)

On arrival in the international airport in Kathmandu you will be picked up and transfer to the hotel by our office representative. After refreshment in the hotel you will be picked by tours guide for your half day guided sightseeing tours to Kathmandu Durbar Square (place of living goddess of Nepal). Back to hotel, after short rest in the hotel you will ready for cultural dinner. Stay overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Full day in Kathmandu with city tours 

Today you have full day guided sightseeing tours to the Buddhist and Hindu sights in Kathmandu, probably to Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swyambhunath; combination Hinduism and Buddhism known as monkey temple as there are many holy monkey living in the north-west part of the temple. Pashupatinath a sacred Hindu temple situated on the bank of the Bagmati River. Then drive to Buddhanath stupa one of the biggest and oldest stupa in the world. Later in the afternoon there will be a pre-trip meeting with your trekking guide in hotel. Our office representative will brief you regarding our trek as well as provides you opportunity to ask any question of upcoming trip with guide. And sty over night in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Kathmandu-Pokhara (820m) about 7 hrs drive

Today an early morning your guide will come to pick you up and transfer to the tourist bus station for your day drive to lakeside city of Pikhara through the scenic countryside. On arrival in Pokhara bus station our hotel representative of Pokhara will pick you up and transfer to the hotel. After refreshment in the hotel your guide will take you to the walking tours around the lake. Stay over night at the hotel in Pokhara.
Note:  You can fly to Pokhara which takes 35 min

Day 04: Pokhara – Nayapul – Tirkhedhunga (1570m) about 2 hrs drives and 3-4 hrs walks

Trekking start day, in the morning after breakfast you will go on drive with your guide and porters on the well road of approximately 45 km. While driving you will pass some village with great scenery form Naudanda, Kanre, and Lumle all the way to Nayapul. On arrived at Nayapul, where our adventure begins from the warm sub tropical region, walk follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti & follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola with scenery of waterfall, high green forest. Lunch will be served some where on the way at the teahouses and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Stay over night at the tea houses.

 

Day 05: Tikhedhunga-Ulleri-Ghorepani (2780m) 5-6 hrs walks

After your first mountain wonderful breakfast in the same tea house you stay, the route go steeply up with stones peeped step to reach Ulleri. From Ulleri you can have a view of Annapurna Himal and beautiful greenery terraces. After few hours of long hard climb with several breaks in between reaching at Ulleri village, from here the path is gradual on the winding trail through the cool shade of pine and rhododendron forest, the walk continues with few short ups and downs to the Ghorepani, from where you will be able to see good view of Annapurna Mountain range. Overnight Stay at Tea houses.

Day 06: Trek to Ghorepani-Tadapani (2660m) 4-5 hrs walks

Today at early morning before the sunrise you will be wake up by your guide to take you to the marvelous viewpoint of the trip i.e. Poon hill. It will take about 45 minute ascend walk to reach Poon hill to have a beautiful views of mountain with sunrise. Poon hill is derived as a hill from the ethnical group called as Poon, residents of Ghorepani and around area. Poon Hill is a great place to see the tantalizing view of stunning mountains from west Dhaulagiri, Annapurna ranges and an unique mountain Mt. Fishtail following the tantalizing view of  Manaslu to Ganesh Himal to the east ranges of mountains. Poon hill is such a spot which shows the wide range of high mountains from west to east about 650 km spread with the morning cool sunrise. As you have a great time here return to Ghorepani for breakfast. After breakfast you will continues trek to Tadapani, The walk pass through the rhododendron, Pine and bamboo frost with short up and down. Lunch will serve on the way at the tea houses. Stay overnight at the tea houses.

Day 07: Tadapani – Ghandruk (1990m) 3-4 hrs walk

Today’s walk leads through deep forest an hours on the gradual path to Bhasi Kharka, from this spot the trail descends with occasional view of the Mt.Annapurna ranges & Machhapuchre (Fishtail), through the forest, creeks and small streams to the Ghandruk village. This is a semi-modern village and gateway to Annapurna Sanctuary. On reaching Ghandruk at lunch time and as well for the night stop with enough time to explore the village and Gurung culture. This is one of the biggest towns of this trek.

Day 08: Ghandruck – Pokhara 

After great time in the Ghandruck Village today you descending Pokhara via Birethanti one can see mules loaded with goods en-route. Walking distance is 05 hrs to Nayapool (New-bridge) from where you are going to finish you trek and drive back to Pokhara. Stay over night at the hotel.

 

Day 09: Flight from Pokhara-Kathmandu 

Well, after wonderful time in the Nepal Himalaya and short rest in Pokhara, today you have the short and secnic flight back to Kathmandu. After breakfast according to flight time we will take you from hotel to Pokhara airport. On arrival in Kathmandu Airport you will meet our office representative with your name card and transfer to the hotel, rest and relax afternoon. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Fly back to home/ Next destination BB

Today after breakfast we transfer you to the international airport in Kathmandu for your next destination.

Cost Includes

  • All airport Pick up drop by private vehicle
  • 03 nights twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB at fours star hotel in Kathmandu
  • 02 night twin/double shearing deluxe accommodation on BB in Pokhara
  • Guided sightseeing tours in Kathmandu and in Pokhara with all necessary entrance fee and privet vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus and Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight (if you want both way flight or private vehicle also available on additional cost)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card)
  • 01 guide, English speaking, licensed insured, registered, salary, food and accommodation paid. And porter on request.
  • Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, Lunch and Dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • Safe drinking water and first add kid box
  • Pokhara to Starting point and ending point to Pokhara by private vehicle
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets,Ti-shart, Cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.

Cost Excludes

  • Your Nepal Visa fees (should bring small accurate fees in USD and 02 passport size photos)
  • All the International air fare from and to Kathmandu (no need to pay departure tax for international flight)
  • Lunch and Dinner  in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Meals during the traveling time
  • Personal  travel and health Insurance, Insurance for helicopter evacuation
  • In case of extra more night accommodation, lunch and dinner in city due to early arrival and late departure as well as early back/return from mountain/trekking (due to any reason) than the given time period of itinerary
  • Your Personal expenses such as ( laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottle water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc)
  •  The Tips to the trekking crews and drive
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
  • Anything not included in service includes column 

Useful Information

Difficulties rating of Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek
A trekker or walker who is able to hike normally 5-6 hours per day carrying a light weight backpack will be very fit enough to do this trekking. There are stone step up and down which are very uneven and due to some long descents your leg may feel shaky so we recommend to use walking poles to feel safer. Normally, 3200m is the highest point of the trek, its normal and no need to feel altitude related risk.

Safe drinking water on Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles in some places but in some places we cannot find it. In that case we suggest you to drink boiled water which may charge small fee, found tea houses and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water. Due to no provision of plastic bottles better to use boiled rather than mineral water, helpful for protection of environment.

Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, iPhone etc. Tea houses or lodges may charge small fee per hours for charging facilities. Better to buy adaptors before the trip since plugs are limited. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.

Extra Advice for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
You may see some beautiful and sweet children and you may want to distribute balloons, chocolates, money and pens as many trekkers has felt same. But better not to do so because it encourages them to beg and ask to every trekker.
In the trekking, keep your valuables safe. Do not left anything anywhere. Ensure that you lock your door when you leave your room and do not hang any things outside at night.

Garbage Disposal
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities are not available and conserve the environment.

Spending Money per Day
It mainly depends upon spending habits, normally you should allocate US$ 9-12 per meal in Kathmandu and Pokhara. On trekking, US$ 10-14 a day is good enough to buy drinks and chocolates.

Travel Insurance for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Trekking in Nepal is mainly in remote area. You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek
All the guest houses offer hot showers, which can be in bathroom or can be a bucket of hot water. Please note that at high altitude there may not be enough hot water for all the trekkers. Limit the use of hot water unless the water is solar heated or firewood for the ecological reason. Every lodge has some kind of washing facilities but you must carry a bar of soap. If the water froze then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water. Toilet is mainly Asian squat style. Basically toilet is outside your room and varies in how clean they are. You should not through toilet paper in the toilet hole rather you should use rubbish bin that is kept inside the toilet.

Tea Houses
On this trekking route local people have built tea houses lodge with food and beverage facilities. A simple room usually has two narrow beds. While staying in the tea houses you will see the charming local people with their good hospitality services.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip
Trekking planner is a government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required non-fundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and TIMS as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.

Equipments for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

  1. Trekking Bag pack.
  2. Trekking day bag.( Small handbag)
  3. Trekking shoes.
  4. Sports shoes or sandal.
  5. Trekking stick.
  6. Sun Hat, cap
  7. Warm woolen cap.
  8. Trekking jacket Gore tax/ flees jacket.
  9. Pullover or warm sweeter.
  10. Raincoat.
  11. 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock.
  12. Hand gloves.
  13. 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
  14. 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  15. 3/4 pairs of Underwear
  16. Eye glass
  17. Water bottle.
  18. Sleeping bag.
  19. Flash or Torch light.
  20. Camera and batteries.
  21. Sun cream.

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“Everest Base Camp Trek & Jungle Safari in Chitwan” We researched many companies to book our EBC trek and after exchanged e-mails with Dipak he helped plan our EBC trek, tour in Kathmandu and Jungle Safari in Chitwan in a professional, helpful and organized manner. On arrival in Kathmandu, we were greeted at the airport with a friendly, warm welcome from Dipak and he helped settle us in at our hotel and took us out for a traditional Nepalese meal as well as organizing a day tour with guide of Kathmandu. Dipak's organization of our EBC trek was wonderful and the guide he supplied on the trek was informative, friendly and very organized in looking after us, making sure we had enough food, tea, and a decent bed for the night after a long day walking. The trek was beautiful and we had an amazing experience. We went back to Kathmandu after the trek was finished and Dipak greeted us and hear about our adventure and keep us informed about our next part of the trip - Jungle Safari in Chitwan. We stayed in Chitwan National Park for 4 nights 3 days and stayed at a lovely lodge by the river just outside the town. We went on Elephant safari, Jungle walks, bird watching, canoeing, traditional evening performance and much needed relaxing after our EBC trek. We had lovely accommodation and by the river and very helpful staff who looked after our every need. It was our first visit to Nepal and Dipak made our trip hassle free, organized and all with a warm welcome which meant we could enjoy our trek to the fullest. I would recommend Dipak and Trekking Planner services and I myself would love to return to complete some Annapurna trekking in the future and will be using Trekking Planner Nepal to do so. Many thanks for such a brilliant holiday of a lifetime! Lauren Connors Visited November 2014
We had a good trip in Nepal last year on part of the Annapurna circuit, the Jomsom trek, with Dipak as our guide. His experience and knowledge of the area are second to none and when we return to Nepal we will certainly be contacting him again. We received a first-class, personal service and, remarks from other visitors we met in various tea houses who had booked with other trekking companies, were that our package was superior to theirs. For a reliable service and interesting trek, we strongly recommend this guide and his team.
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There are no words that can adequately describe the experience we had on the Everest View Trek (Lukla, Namche, Tengboche, the Dudh Kosi River and all the places in between). The word "Awesome" falls considerably short in describing our experience. My wife and I were recently married and from our first date, we both had always wanted to trek in the Himalayas. Deepak was the catalyst that made our Trek one of the tremendous experiences of our lives. He was knowledgeable about the mountains and the cultures. He is also a very enjoyable person to be with. And that in and of itself is extremely important if you plan any type of extended Trek. My wife and I were lucky we had the chance to have Deeps as our guide. We still keep in contact with Deeps and have recommended him to friends. Our hope is to someday get back to Nepal, and when we do, there is only one person I would want for our guide.
Mike and Molly ,USA

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