Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

A complete visual delight incorporating picturesque locales and luscious landscapes, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most beautiful programs that our team has to offer.

Only requiring moderate physical endurance, this trip helps you de-stress and connect with the luscious hills, sunrise and sunset, and an unparalleled panoramic view of the mountains. You will get the opportunity to travel to the charming village of Ghorepani, which is a close hike to Poon Hill. Meet the residents, explore their culture and everyday lives. For thousands of years, the locals of this region have been immersed in traditional Hindu and Tibetan-Buddhist conventions. Religion and religious practices are an integral part of the community that governs their lives.  
Stroll amidst lush rhododendron forests, bamboo trees and superlative wilderness that will soothe your senses.

To experience a superlative view of the Himalayan country side without the rigorous climb, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is a suitable form of adventure. The routes on this trek will include Kathmandu, followed by the city of Pokhara, and then, Naya Pul. Here, you will get to walk through dense bamboo forests, waterfalls, and be part of the warmth and hospitality at the small village, on your way to Tikhe Dhunga.

You will experience the opulent heritage of an ancient city that is satiated with historic pilgrimages, architecture and tales. During this trip, you will get acquainted to villagers from diverse tribes and castes, and see how they live in such alluring surroundings. At your ultimate destination, Poonhill, see the sun rise and set extraordinarily at the kernel of a massif, amid vibrant rhododendrons.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is fairly undemanding, which requires some physical ability, in regards to lengthy walks and the 3300 steps in the village of Ulleri, but is relaxed in terms of difference in elevation.

Your route will also include the village of Tadapani, Ghandruk and Pokhara through dense forests. Be part of a divergent experience and witness breathtaking views atop the Poon Hill, through the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

Itinerary in Details

Day 01: Arrive at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu
You are welcomed by hospitable meeting and then you will be transferred to hotel. Our airport representative will explain briefly the program upon arrival. Overnight at hotel

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour
Sightseeing of world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley including, Kathmandu Darbar square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Pasupatinath Temple. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) 6 hrs
After breakfast, we set off to Pokhara, the second largest city of Nepal. The Scenery along the road is dramatic and  you will see the river, valleys, cascading rice terraces and rocky gorges. upon arrival, check in hotel, in the evening, you may enjoy leisure boating on the scenic Fewa Lake and see the reflection of the Mount Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Range on the crystal clear water of the Lake. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast

Day 04: Drive Naya Pul (New bridge), to Tikhe Dhunga (1495m) 4 hrs
After breakfast at around 07:30am, we will drive to Naya Pul (42km) by car/taxi via the large village of Lumle and walk for about 20 minutes to Birethanti, a large and prosperous town. The trail follows the main street of Birethanti, going through bamboo forests and past a large waterfall and swimming hole. Beyond a pasture used by pony caravans, the trail reaches Ramghai where you will have lunch. After lunch, the trail climbs gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Tikhe Dhunga. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2850m) 6 hrs
From Tikhe Dhunga the trail crosses a stream on a suspension bridge near the camp site at Tikhe Dhunga. The trail ascends a steep stone staircase (which has about 3300 steps) to the large Magar village of Ulleri at 2080m. Above the village, the trail climbs gently through pastures and cultivated fields. There is a camp site for a rest and water stop one hour’s walk above Ulleri. The trail crosses two sparkling streams before making a short, final climb to Nangethanti where we stop for lunch. Thanti is a Nepali word meaning "rest house”. In the winter the trail can be covered with snow. From Nangethanti we will climb to Ghorepani at 2850m, from here we can see the spectacular panorama of Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Nilgiri (6940m) Annapurna I (8091m) Hiunchuli (6441m) and more. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals

Day 06: Hiking -Poonhill (3180m), trek to Tadapani (2500m) 6 hrs
This morning, we will get up early and hike to Poon Hill. From here you will see a superb view of the sunrise and a panoramic view of the Himalaya, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and others. After visiting Poonhill, we will come back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals

Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1950m) 3-4 hrs
The Ghandruk trail descends steeply through forests to the village of Ghandruk where we will arrive around noon. We will overnight here so have the afternoon to visit the Annapurna conservation office and museum. Overnight at guesthouse, inclusive full board meals

Day 08: Ghandruk to Pokhara (910m) 5 hrs
Today we descend from Ghandruk seuli Bazar passing through the several villages including, Kimche, Syauli Bazar, Birethanti and from Nayapul short drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast

Day 09: Drive back to Kathmandu, 6 hrs. Overnight at hotel, inclusive of breakfast

Day 10: Approximately 3 hours before the scheduled flight a representative from Nepal Hiking Team will take you to the airport. If you have more time you can do some shopping or sightseeing. “Farewell”

If the above itinerary does not meet your needs, we can design individualized travel plans based on your preferences.

OUR SERVICES INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  1. Airport / hotel / airport pick up & transfer by private car
  2. Three nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu
  3. Two nights’ accommodation with breakfast at a 3-star category hotel in Pokhara
  4. Kathmandu city tours, inclusive of all entry fees, tour guide and private vehicle
  5. Full board meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek
  6. Best available twin sharing lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek
  7. One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff
  8. Kathmandu – Pokhara and Pokhara – Kathmandu transports by tourist bus for solo traveller and by private car for the group of two or more people
  9. Pokhara – Nayapul and Nayapul – Kathmandu transports by private car/taxi
  10. Nepal Hiking Team duffle bag, down jacket and sleeping bag during the trek
  11. Nepal Hiking Team T - shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  12. First aid medical kit
  13. Annapurna conservation permit fee
  14. TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  15. Government taxes & office service charge

OUR SERVICES EXCLUDE THE FOLLOWING DURING THE TRIP:

  1. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  2. Travel insurance
  3. International airfare
  4. Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (a multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos.)
  5. All kind of drinks (hot and cold)
  6. Hot showers during the trek
  7. Personal trekking equipments
  8. Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is appreciated but it is not mandatory)

 

*Trip Cost: US$ 750.00*

Get USD 100.00 OFF per person
For a booking of two or more people.

Trip Length: 10 days

Activities: Trekking, Sightseeing

Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Max Elevation: 3180m/at Poon Hill

Meal: Full board on trek, Breakfast at Kathmandu

Accommodation: Hotel/Guesthouse

Transportation: Tourist vehicle, local jeep

Best Month: Jan - May and Sept - Dec

Group Size: 01 Minimum and 12 Maximum

Trip Highlights

Sightseeing Tour of Historical, UNESCO World Heritages Sites in Kathmandu,

Scenic drive to/from Kathmandu

Panoramic sunrise view from Poon Hill, surrounded by a wall of 7000 meter Himalaya peaks,

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Testimonials

Our trek to Annapurna base camp could not have been better, it was a first class outdoor adventure with a guide who was a leader and a friend at the same time. I can highly recommend book through Nepal Hiking Team!
Hendrik Jannasch (Germany) h.jannasch@web.de

I wanted to thank you and everyone on my trek to Annapurna Base Camp that made my trip awesome! The trek was better than I expected and everything went smoothly from start to finish.
Mike Rixson, 6 Academy Street, Lark hall, Scotland (15th Feb 2011)

Dear Ganga & Our Guide Bhim
We are really pleased chosen your company for our one week trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. We had a wonderful trip beyond our expectation.
Marla and Hugo (Bariloche, Argentina)

Dear Ganga & Team
Our Annapurna Circuit Trek was excellent, well set-up, good acclimatization, flexible programme, guide and porters were Brilliant, Accommodation was out of thought, and food was fresh hygienic.
Marketa & Jack USA (05th May 2010, )

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