Go back

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Trip code
Package name Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking
Duration 10
Max. elevation 3210.00 m
Level EASY
Transportation Private Vehicle/Tourist bus
Accomodation Double/Twin sharing in hotel/lodge
Starts at Kathmandu
Ends at Kathmandu
Trip route Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul–Tirkhedhunga-Ulleri-Ghorepani-Tadapani–Ghandruk–Pokhara-Kathmandu
Cost USD 599 per person

Highlights

Overview


"A Marvelous Trek in the Himalayas"

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is one of the most accessible sunrise and sunset views in the Himalayas. This trek also provides every quintessential element of the Nepal trekking experience. Enjoy the marvelous, panoramic scenery of the Himalayas. Experience culturally rich ethnic villages. Discover the diverse flora and fauna. These elements combined make this trekking destination one of the most popular trekking destinations. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Route is suitable for the adventure seekers who want to experience the real Nepal. yet only have a short time or want to remain at lower altitudes. Get a taste of it all in a short time with the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking provides you with one of the most beautiful beginnings you can ever experience. The beauty continues to the end of the trail. Trekking along the favorable, low elevation landscape, trekkers pass through dense forest adorned by rhododendron, orchids and magnolia. Then we will awake before dawn and trek to the famed Poon Hill. It is here where we will enjoy a spectacular sunrise – the highlight of the trek. Trekkers set themselves on the hilltop armed with cameras as they wait to capture the beautiful moment of the rising sun. The sun slowly rises up the horizon; the silhouette of mountains coming into view. Next, the crevasses of hills show their curves. Then the outlines of valleys and houses and finally the sun rises over the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri range, Manaslu massifs and the sacred Fishtail Mountain.We shall head for another famous Gurung village of Ghandruk marking the end of our trekking experience in this region. Famous for uniquely arranged houses, warm hospitality, peculiar cultural traditions and magnificent views of the Himalayas. Furthermore, Ghandruk is home to a museum preserving the authentic cultural and traditional heritages.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking leads the trekkers into the Annapurna conservation area project(ACAP). This area boasts villages with ancient and cultural significance as well as some of the most breathtaking scenery in the entire region. Being a low altitude trek, trekkers need to have normal physical fitness and endurance to trek for 3-4 hours a day in average in the hilly terrain. Join the team of Nepal Trekking Planner to experience the professional, quality service; experienced and qualified guides; carefully designed itineraries and customized service as per your needs. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking can be done any time of the year but March to May and September to December remains the best times to go.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 : Arrival in Kathmandu (1350m/4430ft )

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 2 : Full day in Kathmandu with trek preparation and 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 3 : Kathmandu-Pokhara (820m/2690ft) 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 35min

Day 4 : Pokhara – Nayapul – Tirkhedhunga (1570m/5150ft) 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 tea houses and finally reaches to Tikhedhunga. Stay over night at the tea houses.

Day 5 : Tikhedhunga-Ulleri-Ghorepani (2780m/9121ft) 5-6 hrs walks

After your first mountain wonderful breakfast in the same teahouse 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 6 : Trek to Ghorepani-Tadapani (2660m/8727ft) 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 spreaded 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 teahouses. Stay overnight at the tea houses.

Day 7 : Tadapani – Ghandruk (1990m/6529ft) 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 8 : Ghandruck – Pokhara (820m/2690ft)

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 9 : Drive to Kathmandu about (1350m/4430ft) 7 hrs drive

Well, after wonderful time in the Nepal Himalaya and short rest in Pokhara, today you have day drive through scenic countryside to Kathmandu. After breakfast according to given time you will be picked up from hotel and transfer to the bus station. Once you arrive in Kathmandu bus station you will be receive from our office representative and take you to the hotel. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.

Note: You can fly to Kathmandu which takes 35min

Day 10 : Fly back to home/ Next destination

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

Inclusions

What is included?

What isn't included?

Complimentary

Go back Go to top