Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

8 Days

starting from $650

$ 499

5 / 5

based on 5 Reviews

Grade:

Easy

Group Size:

Min 1 person

Transport:

Bus, Jeep, Car

Altitude:

3,210m

Meals:

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Starts At:

Kathmandu

Ends At:

Kathmandu

Accommodation:

Hotels and Lodges

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Here are the highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

  • Exploring ethnic cultures of the Annapurna region, i.e. Gurung, Thakali, and Magars
  • Hike throughout the beautiful Rhododendrons forest.
  • Magnificient sunrise with excellent mountain views from Poon Hill
  • Adventurous tea house and easy trek which is popular among the beginners.
  • Explore the paradise of Pokhara Valley

Overview

Our 8 days Ghorepani poon hill Trek is one of our special trek packages that takes you to the foothills of famous Annapurna amidst the rugged hills of Ghandruk. If it’s your first time in the Himalayas, then begin your ‘Great Himalayan Escape’ with The Ghorepani Poon hill Scenic Trek. This is a spectacular retreat that matches the amazing beauty of nature with a taste of the unique local culture that makes your journey so wholesome.

The warmth of the local folks with the lovely landscapes that can be viewed from Poon Hill, a colorful small village that also doubles up as a box office viewpoint based inside the Annapurna Conservation Area at the height of 3,210m; is something more than what you bargained for. The great views of Fishtail [Machhapuchre] Peak & the Modikhola River is a treat to enjoy. Close by, there are well-marked trails to hike around, breathtaking mountains to gaze at, fishes to catch & lovely rare birds to spot; this is actually what you experience on this trip. Gorgeous rhododendrons & stunning sunrises & sunsets are also a welcome bonus you relish on this trip. It’s awesome wherever you go.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek can be done throughout the year. But it’s not wise to do it in the Monsoons (July to August). The trip begins from Nayapul by crossing the airy suspension bridge over Modi Khola (river) after one one-hour cruise from Pokhara. And then the trail leads up north of the Valley of Mardi River until Birethanti. Birethanti is a junction point that leads to the Annapurna Base Camp and Ghorepani poon hill trek.

The trail then leaves the valley by going up Bhurung Khola/stream. We then reach the wonderful village of Ghandruk inhabited by Gurung, Magar and Thakali communities. The Gurungs are also well-known Gurkha soldiers serving in several armies throughout the world. The Gurung culture museum at Ghandruk is a key attraction in the village. This trek presents chances for a lifetime experience of Nepal’s rural culture. This is an outing of great experiences you will remember for one long, long time.

This 8-day Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking trip is designed for those travelers who have the desire to walk in beautiful countryside with beautiful mountain views along with their family on a short holiday. If the trekkers looking for a more rough and demanding trek in the Annapurna region then please do visit our Annapurna circuit trek, Annapurna Base Camp trek.

Check out our well-planned itinerary for The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek or just simply send us an email and we’ll tailor-make an itinerary based on your requirements.

Itinerary

01 DAY

Arrival in Kathmandu (1400m)

After you arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport in medieval and modernized Kathmandu, you will be warmly greeted by our office representative and transferred to the hotel. After check-in and some refreshments, our senior sherpa guide will come to meet you and give you a brief orientation about Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. You can then go for a stroll down the street to get familiar with the neighborhood, have supper and go to bed. This is your first overnight in the valley of temples and cows, probably the most in the world.

02 DAY

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (850m) - 7 hrs drive

After breakfast, we leave our hotel early morning for a drive with scenic views along the road to Pokhara via Prithivi National Highway. The drive could take roughly 7-8 hrs to reach Pokhara. You can also opt for a 25-minute flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara at an additional cost.

If we reach Pokhara early, we will do a short walk around the Lakeside and visit Phewa Lake which is a prime spot in Pokhara. We then do an overnight at our hotel by the lake in the lovely ‘city of lakes’ on BB Plan.

03 DAY

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga (1570m) - 5 hrs walk

Our trek commences with a one-hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, where the adventure unfolds. A short 15-minute walk along the Modi River’s banks leads us to Birethanti (1,015m), a bustling village adorned with numerous shops and teahouses. The trail extends through the village, tracing the north bank of the Bhurungdi River.

As we steadily ascend the valley’s side, we reach Hille at 1,495m, followed by a short climb to Tikhedhunga at 1,570m. This initial day’s walk is relatively short and straightforward, offering a gentle introduction to the Annapurna region trekking experience. The night concludes at a guesthouse, setting the tone for the journey ahead.

04 DAY

Trek to Ghorepani - (2850m) - 7 hrs walk

After having breakfast we start our journey. On the way, we cross the suspension bridge and many beautiful waterfalls. Then the trail goes steeply upwards about one and a half hours till above Ulleri (2080 m). Ulleri is a small Magar village which can offer you the view of Mt Annapurna South (7219m). We can find several lodges in this village. Going further to Banthathi, we can see Mt. Machhapuchhare (6996m).

After then, we walk toward Nangethanti (2460m) where we stop for lunch. After an hour’s walk, we reach Ghorepani (2850m), followed by Upper Ghorepani which takes more than ten minutes. We will be at Deurali pass which is a way to the Annapurna circuit, Jomsom Muktinath & Annapurna base camp trek. This trekking is also called Annapurna panorama trek or Poon Hill trek. Ghorepani/Deurali is a huge settlement with lodges and shops. You can see Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri South (6839m), Annapurna South (7219m) & Hiuchuli (6441m). Overnight at lodge.

05 DAY

Hike to Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani (2630m) - 6hrs walk

We wake up early morning to hike up to the famed vantage point of Poon Hill-3,210m. The climb to Poon Hill takes around 45 minutes. As the sun rises, the views are breathtaking, a wide Himalayan scenery stretching from Dhaulagiri 8167m (the world’s seventh highest peak) to Manaslu (8156m) (the world’s eighth highest peak) in the east, with the mighty Annapurna range is a fantastic experience we enjoy in between them.

We will return to our camp in time for a warm breakfast. Afterward, the first part involves climbing along the ridges of the hills in pine and rhododendron forest to 3030m and then descending to a second pass, Deurali. The steep descent becomes gentle as we reach Banthanti where we will stop for lunch. From Banthanti, the trail follows the stream down to a bridge and starts climbing to Tadapani (2500m). We crash out at our lodge.

06 DAY

Trek to Ghandruk (2012m.) and then drive to Pokhara - 4 hrs walk and 4 hrs drive

We depart from the picturesque Tadapani village and proceed towards the renowned Ghandrunk village. The trail is smooth, leading us through Bhaisikharka, a charming village on the way to Ghandrunk. Ghandrunk Village is a wonderful and captivating destination, offering breathtaking views of various mountains and landscapes. Here, you can immerse yourself in exploring local culture, visit the Gurung Museum, and experience the authenticity of a Gurung village.

After having lunch at Ghandruk village, a short 10-minute downhill walk takes us to Ghandrunk Danda, from where we can avail of local or private transportation for a drive to Pokhara. The journey to Pokhara takes about 4 hours, passing through Syauli Bazaar, Birethati, Nayapul, and finally reaching our destination in Pokhara. We will transfer to your hotel in Pokhara.

07 DAY

Drive back to Kathmandu (1400m)

Begin your day in Pokhara with a hearty breakfast at your hotel. Following this, proceed to the tourist bus park for a scenic 7-hour drive to Kathmandu. Enjoy the journey as you traverse diverse landscapes and immerse yourself in the picturesque views along the banks of the Marshyangdi and Trishuli rivers.

Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will be transferred to your hotel, where you can unwind and reflect on the experiences of your journey. This road trip provides a blend of comfort and adventure, allowing you to appreciate the beauty of Nepal as you transition from Pokhara to the vibrant city of Kathmandu. Your Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek concludes here.

08 DAY

Departure from Nepal

After breakfast and our last day in Kathmandu, our vehicle and escorts will be on standby to drop you to the international airport three hours before our scheduled flight back home. At Glorious Adventure, meeting you has been a great honor and we pray for your Safe journey home and will reflect on the wonderful times we spent together. Bon Voyage!!! We hope to see you again someday…

Trip Includes

  • All the airport and hotel transfers are by private vehicles.
  • 2-night of 3-star standard hotel accommodations in Kathmandu city inclusive of breakfast.
  • 2 nights of hotel accommodation in Pokhara city inclusive of breakfast.
  • 3 nights of local lodges accommodation while on the trek.
  • An experienced and government-certified guide for the trek.
  • 3 meals every day during the trek. (breakfast, lunch & dinner)
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu ground transfers by luxurious tourist bus.
  • Pokhara to Nayapul and Ghandruk to Pokhara transfers by private vehicles.
  • All the necessary trekking permits and paperwork for the trek.
  • Rain protection duffel bag and sleeping bag to use for the trek.
  • First aid medicine for the trek.
  • Trip achievement certificate after successful trip completion.
  • All the government taxes and company service charges
  • Farewell dinner at the end of the tour.

 

Trip Exclude

  • International airfares and Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your travel insurance.
  • Use of wifi, hot shower, and charging while on the trek.
  • Tips to the trekking crews.
  • Porters are available at an additional cost.

 

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Traveller’s Review


We went on a guided walk to Poon Hill and Ghorepani. Our guide Prakash took excellent care of us, and we felt quite comfortable in his hands. He and Ganesh (company manager) were accommodating and flexible to our wishes despite the fact that the weather conditions changed significantly and the walk took longer than we had anticipated. Amazing vistas during the hike! We ended up with a slight food illness.

We heartily suggest Glorious Himalayas for your Nepali hiking adventure.

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Abdullah Luqman
Singapore

My husband and I traveled to Nepal in December 2021 for 9 days, during this time we completed the breathtaking 5-day Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek via the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Ram Gurung, our local guide, was the sweetest and ended up becoming a travel companion. Without the support of this company and our guide Ram, Nepal would not have been the same thanks to his generosity, friendliness, thorough understanding of his nation and its culture, and, of course, his exceptional leadership abilities in the mountains. He is incredibly forgiving and paid attention to even the smallest things. Ram made sure that all of our meals were delicious during the vacation because we are both vegans.

We are eager to return to Nepal, and there is no way that we could travel there without Glorious Himalaya company.

we had the warmest welcome

Senora D'Mello
UK

8 Days starting from $650

$ 499

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