Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Facts of Trip

Destination: Nepal

Duration: 08

Trip Grade: Easy

Destination: Annapurna Region, Nepal

Max. Altitude: 4500 meters

Trip Highlights

  • One of Nepal’s most popular short treks—and for good reason
  • Climb 3,280 steps to be rewarded by panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
  • Stay at the night in comfortable teahouses or hotel along the trekking route
  • Enjoy views of alpine forest, Gurung cultures, villages, and mountains—including Annapurna South, Fishtail and Nilgiri.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek (also known as the ” Ghorepani or Poon Hill Trek”) is one of Nepal’s most popular trekking trails in the Annapurna Region. In a short amount of time, you pass through the Rhododendron forest, beautiful Gurung Villages and their cultures with panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, and Annapurna South. Are you interested in doing Ghorepani Poonhill Trek? Get in touch with us we can organize Poon Hill Trek for you with a well-experienced trekking guide.
 
Poon Hill Trek is one of the most exciting short treks in the Annapurna region. The evergreen trekking route leads you to the beautiful rhododendron forest, ethnic village, and deadliest mountain Annapurna. Poon Hill, the amazing spot which fulfills your dream to see the snow-capped mountain peaks. As being a fast and smooth trek, its getting popular day by day. The route passing alongside the Modi Khola which leads to Ghandruk.
 
Ghorepani is the superb journey near Annapurna mountain which is timely suitable. The unique culture and hospitality of the Gurungs people are found in the Ghorepani Poon hill region. The landscapes of the Annapurna, Fishtail, Gandarbachuli, and Gangapurna are the most incredible mountain escapes on the planet. Sunset and Sunrise change the color of the Annapurna Mountain range appear heavenly.
 
Ghorepani Trek is short trekking trails that provide terrific mountain views in Nepalese Himalayas. You can watch the best panorama of Annapurna range including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri. Others mountain are Nilgiri, Machhhapuchhure, Lamjung Himal, Himchuli. Also, you may be surprised by the way of the green hills, wildlife flora, and fauna. From Poon Hill, the trail descends steeply to Nayapul. If you have more time, there is another route from Poon hill to Khopra Danda which is fabulous to hike.
 
Ghandruk is a stunning village with Gurung People and their cultures. You can see excellent views of the Annapurna south peak. From Ghandruk, you will be taking to Tadapani and then west to Ghorepani. In additionally, Ghorepani trek offers picturesque mountain villages, forests of brilliant rhododendrons, Gurung people and cultures. This complete excellent element makes it a remarkable adventure to trekking in Nepal.
 
In the hiking route, a deep sub-tropical village in a dense forest of rhododendron with hundreds of species of birds, plants, and fauna make the Poon Hill trekking so amazing and unique. This trek is suitable for those trekkers who have a short time to do trek who want to explore the deadliest mountain in the World.
 
Permit Required for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
 
Two different permits are essential for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek i.e. ACAP and TIMS
 
ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit)
The ACAP is the essential entry permit collected for Annapurna Conservation Area. Nayapul is the first entry point to check your ACAP. The ACAP permit costs around 30USD which include an additional amount of VAT. For SAARC nationals, it is quite less. For SAARC nations, the ACAP permit cost is 5USD. You can get the permit either from Pokhara or Kathmandu.
 
TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)
As being trekker in the Mountain, TIMS is another essential permits for foreign trekkers. With the help of the TIMS, they keep a count on the number of trekkers. It is useful to search for them if they are lost or something happens. TIMS cost is around 25USD per person.
 
Accommodation, Meals, and Drinks for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
 
Accommodation
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the magnificent Tea House Trek. Likewise, in this area, you can see some homestay. These are social and more beautiful on the base of the mountain. They are well going to the best potential administrations and facilities.
 
Meals
To supply adequate vitality, multi-day you will get multiple times dinners (Breakfast, Lunch, and supper) with espresso or tea as you like. In the teahouse, you can discover a menu for the dinner incorporates lively things. About a tea on the menu show you cleanly, similar to Black Tea, Milk Tea, Green Tea, Ginger Tea, Lemon Tea, and the sky is the limit from there.
 
During the trek at Annapurna Region, you will have an ordinary lunch and the supper menu included Nepalese Dal-Bhat-Tarkari (Nepalese vitality sustenance). You can likewise discover noodles things, soup things, curry things, Pizza and sandwich things. Somewhere you can discover progressively mainland nourishment things.
 
Drinks
The vital beverage during the trek is water. The measure of water in the body is diminishing while at the same time perspiring. Now and again, your body may dry out during the trek. In this way, you should drink loads of water during the climb.
 
Other than water, you can discover hot and cold beverages like tea, espresso, and warm water. Drinking liquor and refreshments caused drying out isn’t recommended during the trek. Be that as it may, you can taste the neighborhood drinks while you return.
 
Difficulty & speed
Normally, this is a comparatively simple trek in contrast to other, higher-altitude treks in Nepal. On day 4, however, anticipate a steep climb up the rock stairs (3,381-footstep in total), from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani – 1,387 m of elevation gain in one day isn’t to be dismissed. Your hiking duration every day will mostly depend on your fitness and how much you want to enjoy the views. Above, we have indicated everything that trekkers prefer.
 
Getting there & away
The town of Pokhara is the primary starting point for virtually all of the treks in the Annapurna Region, for this one(Pokhara is a 25-minute flight or a 6-7 hour drive from Kathmandu.) From Pokhara, you will either have a personal jeep or public bus to Nayapul, in which you are going to start your trek.
 
Conclusion
Finally, Ghorepani Poon Hill is easy trekking trails in Annapurna Region. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the classical viewpoint of the Annapurna range where you will follow ancient trails. The local trails connect local villages, through blooming rhododendron forest and rice paddies. you will have time to see views of snow-covered mountains. At the hotel, sleep in comfortable teahouses and lodge located in a small village along the route. This is suitable for those trekker’s have less time who prefer mountain, unique cultural village and lifestyle. Have a wonderful journey!!!

 

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport(1,400m)

Day 02 : Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2,984ft) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 03 : Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,540m)

Day 04 : Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,348ft) Duration: 6 hrs

Day 05 : Hike up to Poon Hill and onto Tadapani (2,610m/8,560ft) Duration: 7 - 8 hrs

Day 06 : Tadapani to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 3 hours walking and 3 hours drive

Day 07 : Drive to Kathmandu(1,400m)

Day 08 : Departure

Cost Include

       
  • Airports pick up and drop off by private transport
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu Normally, at Kathmandu   Home or Similar
  • Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  • Surface transfer to and from Pokhara on tourist bus
  • Surface transfer to and from Nayapul by private vehicle
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  • An experienced English-speaking (trekking guide), porter to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, meals and accommodation.
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All necessary paper work and permits (ACAP and TIMS, please bring 3 passport size photographs)
  • All government and local taxes

 

Cost Exclude

  • Sweet things like chocolate and others 
  • Touring in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 
  • Additional night lodging night in Kathmandu.

Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu International Airport(1,400m)You will arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu today. Our agents will pick up you up from the Airport and move you to your hotel. You can investigate the memorable city of Kathmandu including Thamel at night. One of the favorite activities in Kathmandu is walking in the street of Thamel so enjoy your time at Thamel.

Day 02Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m/2,984ft) Duration: 6 hrsWe will drive to Pokhara after having an early breakfast. You have two options to reach Pokhara either by drive or by flight. The adventure takes 6-7 by drive and 30min by flight. You will go along wonderful green slopes and waterways. Pokhara is a paradise city for a trekker to enjoy their holidays. Phewa lake is the biggest lake situated in Lakeside Pokhara. We will remain at the Phewa lakeside for accommodation.

Day 03 Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,540m)Our trek begins today. We will initially drive to Nayapul which is the gateway of Annapurna Mountain. It takes around one hour to reach Nayapul from Pokhara. The trek goes through the beautiful scenic local, natural woodland and rivers. When we arrive at a spot called Birenthanti (1,080 m/3,543 ft), the trail begins to get tough. We meet average Nepali towns on our way like - Matathanti, Ramgai, Sudame and Hile. We pursue the Modi Khola which gets progressively violent as we move through. We reach Tikhedhunga for today's accommodation. It is a great spot to go through your night, being far away from the commotion and contamination of urban settlements.

Day 04 Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,348ft) Duration: 6 hrsWe will have an early breakfast and head for the town of Ghorepani. We will pursue the Modi Khola for some time and after that cross it through a high suspension bridge. An hour of a trek from the extension takes us to the wonderful village known as Ulleri (2,080 m/6,824 ft). The way from the extension to Ulleri gives an incredible perspective on Hiuchuli, Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountains. Ulleri is a more populated of Magar people as compared to other villages. The locals give convenience to trekkers. We won't remain in Ulleri and proceed with our trek further to reach Ghorepani. Banthanti (2,300 m/7,545 ft) and Nangethanti (2,450 m/8,038 ft) are other wonderful villages that lie on our way. We will stroll through profound rhododendron woodland on the last day of the hike and reach Ghorepani.

Day 05Hike up to Poon Hill and onto Tadapani (2,610m/8,560ft) Duration: 7 - 8 hrs We will get up much early for today to see a beautiful sunrise over the Annapurna range which appears heavenly. We have to arrive at the highest point of Poon Hill before breakfast. Poon Hill is the primary feature of our trek. Seeing the Sun ascending over the mountains is splendid. You will meet numerous trekkers at Poon Hill viewpoint. Poon Hill offers superb perspective on the Dhaulagiri I, II, III, IV, V, Dhampus Peak, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Barah Sikhar, Mt. Fishtail, Nilgiri South and Tukuche peaks. We will return to our homestay after a great morning background in Poon Hill. We will start our trek to Ghandruk after having breakfast in Ghorepani. We will stroll through rhododendron woodland in the wake of leaving Ghorepani and arrive at a spot called Bhaisi Kharka. Bhaisi Kharka means wild buffalo touching field in Nepali. The present trek is long and tedious however the way is superb and gives a faultless perspective on the mountains. We will reach Ghandruk at night. You can investigate the neighborhood Gurung historical museum.

Day 06Tadapani to Pokhara (910m) Duration: 3 hours walking and 3 hours drive Today we begin our journey, from Ghandruk to Pokhara. This hike offers easy walking all downhill to Nayapul. We follow the same route by a drive to Pokhara that we have been followed. Overnight at Hotel.

Day 07 Drive to Kathmandu(1,400m) We will say goodbye to our guides and potters and head back to Kathmandu today. You can pursue a similar stream trail you took on your approach to Pokhara or you additionally have the choice to go via air. The subsequent choice comes at additional expense.

Day 08 Departure We will arrange a little conventional function to stamp your takeoff. We will say goodbye to you and drop you at the airplane terminal from where you will return to your goal. You have the alternative to broaden your excursion.

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