6 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

"Shortest walks to Scenic Poon Hill in the shade of Massive Annapurna Himalaya"
Good to Know
  • Duration 6 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude 3210.00m
  • Group Size 2+
  • Trip Starts Kathmandu
  • Trip Ends Kathmandu
  • Group Style Group and Private
  • Activities Trekking, Historical and Cultural Excursion
  • Best Season March-June and Sept-Dec

Highlights

  • The southern Annapurna Himalaya's shortest and most beautiful hikes.
  • Enjoy breathtaking dawn views of several tall western Himalayan peaks.
  • Stunning views of the three tallest mountains in the world are available from Poon Hill.
  • Pictures of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu range from Poon Hill.
  • Discover the charming and unique agricultural settlements in the Annapurna mid-hills.
  • Tall rhododendron, magnolia, pine, and fir tree lines make a lovely woodland.
  • Incredible views on daily walks from the start to the finish.

 

The Advantages of Booking a Trip with Nepal Trekking Planner.

  • All airport pickup and dropoff services are provided by private vehicles. (for both international and domestic flights).
  • first aid kit.
  • a duffel bag for the porter, a sleeping bag, a down jacket, a T-shirt, a hat, and maps of the city and the trekking routes (if necessary).
  • Emergency evacuation services have been set up. (You should have emergency evacuation insurance; your travel insurance provider will).
  • Utilize an oximeter on the climb to assess your heart rate, blood oxygen saturation, and pulse twice daily (particularly helpful for spotting Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) signs). By doing this, you may be confident that your vacation is in excellent.

Trip Introduction: 6 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Poon Hill Trek, also known as the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, is great for interested visitors to Nepal who have limited time but a strong desire to be near high Himalayan peaks. It takes you on beautiful rural treks. One of the quickest and greatest hikes available in any Himalayan location is the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. For novices and hikers alike, it is an amazing chance to discover Nepal. takes you to the mid-hills of the Annapurna Range's most intriguing high points and provides breathtaking vistas of lofty snow-capped peaks.

You will have enough time to see the surrounding hills and towns, learning about their cultures and centuries-old traditions. Natives here prefer a peaceful, natural life in harmony with the mountains and their beautiful, quiet surroundings.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek details

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking begins with a brief scenic flight towards Pokhara, a stunning and well-known tourist destination in Nepal. It is located in the Himalayas and is blessed with the natural beauty of lofty mountain ranges and tranquil lakes.

As you go from Pokhara to the foothills of the Annapurna range, the journey begins as you ascend from low, warm farmlands to chilly, alpine highlands covered in a magnificent, dense forest of rhododendron, magnolia and pine trees. In the spring, when wild flowers are in full bloom, the towering, green hills will come to life with blooms.

We arrive at the Birenthathi ACAP after traveling from Pokhara to Nayapul to pick up our permits, fill out the necessary paperwork and have lunch before continuing our adventure. We head for Tikhedhunga after lunch. As we hike, we'll take walks along the Modi River's banks up to Tikhedhunga village's entry.

The first day will be a little bit sunny, so don't forget to wear sunscreen and a hat.

We begin our journey from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani with breakfast. We cross the suspension bridge on our journey from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. There is a lovely location to snap pictures of the waterfall if you turn slightly straight and up. We continue 1.5 kilometers down the route from Ulleri to Banthati, where we can have lunch or tea before continuing to Ghorepani. The route passes through several fascinating agricultural towns and the steadily increasing way arrives at a pleasant settlement at Ghorepani, which is situated at the foot of Poon Hill and surrounded by a rhododendron forest.

An early-morning climb will take you to Poon Hill, the adventure's highest point at over 3,210 m. Poon Hill provides spectacular dawn views across a mountain range that includes Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Manaslu as well as the magnificent Machhapuchare Himal, the renowned "Fish-Tail" peak.

After enjoying the breathtaking views, take a different path back to Pokhara through the picturesque and sizable town of Ghandruk, one of the most significant communities of the Gurung hill tribe near Annapurna.

After a spectacular short adventure and a magnificent experience on the Ghorepani Poon Hill short trek, turn toward the road ahead and drive for a little distance to the Pokhara airport for a quick panoramic flight back to Kathmandu.

How difficult is the hike? Can novices do this trek?

The first trek in Nepal for novices is thought to have been this one. This is the most incredible journey for you if you haven't gone hiking often or if you've never done it before. In 4-5 days, you may ascend as high as 3210 to 3400 meters. This hike is for you if you don’t mind walking for 5–6 hours each day.

This trip is ideal if you want to spend some time in nature and are ready to walk for 6 to 8 hours each day; it's also a wonderful choice if this is your first experience trekking. Depending on your speed, you would be walking for 6 to 8 hours every day. Yet 6 hours is often the perfect walking time for the average person.

On this hike, is altitude sickness possible? What kinds of medical issues could arise when hiking?

You will reach a maximum altitude of 3300–3400 meters on this walk. We would only spend two nights at high altitudes during that time, the first in Ghorepani (2874 meters) and the second at Tadapani (2630 meters), which would be the highest we would go. Thus, experiencing altitude sickness would be unusual, but occasionally, if you don't drink enough water or get enough rest, you could feel a little lightheaded when walking.

Accommodation

Depending on the schedule, the Poon Hill Trek might take 5–6 days. While there are a variety of hotels to select from in the city, there are also several guest houses and several routes that can meet your needs by offering meals and other facilities for lodging that suit your preferences. Camping in tents is an option if you'd prefer a more outdoor experience. The lodging choices are presented while taking into account price, location, meal quality, service, and sanitary standards. To suit the preferences of various trekkers, the many hotels and guesthouses provide food with Nepali, Indian, Italian, Tibetan and Continental flavors.

The Ideal Season for Visiting Poon Hill

The path is lovely, and hiking is simpler in the months without rain or snow. Therefore, September through November and March through May would be considered the greatest seasons. The days are clear and the temperature is mild throughout these months, allowing for beautiful views of the mountains during the daytime. Only the mornings and nights are a little cool. The walk may be short cut in the middle of a wet or snowy season, or you could miss the spectacular sights because the sky wasn’t as clear. On the other side, the walk can be completed at any time of year, and if you're lucky, you'll also get to take in the breathtaking vistas of the mountain ranges.

On the Poon Hill Trek, what should you bring?

Even though it is a relatively short journey, you need to bring several basics and several pieces of equipment. Whether you are using a porter or not, the weight of any trek should not exceed 15-20 kilograms. The items you'll need for the Poon Hill Trek are listed below.

  • UV-blocking clothing such as hats, scarves, and sunglasses.
  • T-shirts.
  • Jackets (windproof, waterproof, repellent).
  • Pullovers.
  • Easy-to-wear shorts and pants for hiking.
  • Normal walking boot.
  • Shoes (sandals, camp shoes, hiking boots with spare laces).
  • Bottle of water.
  • A sleeping bag (suitable even for temperatures below freezing).
  • Headlamps (spare bulbs and batteries) (with spare bulbs and batteries).
  • personal medical needs prescribed by doctors. (If you have any medical problems).
  • Backpack.
  • Toiletries.

Poon Hill's climate

The weather will be pleasant and bright if you travel in the ideal seasons, which are spring and fall (Sept.-Nov. and mid-Feb.-mid-June), although evenings may be cool and the temperature may drop below freezing. You will be leaving behind warmer low-level areas as you make your way to Poon Hill to arrive at a location that might be below freezing. Due to a variety of natural factors and surrounding weather patterns, the weather might change quickly and unpredictably. So the weather may be described as mild, but you should be prepared for any unforeseen circumstances.

Poon Hill at Sunrise

The morning vista of the snow-capped mountain range is the highlight of the entire journey. To get ready and travel to the viewing area on Poon Hill, one must rise around one hour and forty-five minutes before sunrise. Depending on the season, it may take a few minutes until the sun gently rises from the background to cast its golden rays on the mountain peaks, enhancing the already breathtaking scene. Even though it might be quite chilly and crowded in the morning, it all appears to be worth it until you see the mountain peaks shining in the early morning sun.

Important Note: Some hikers also prefer the sunset to the dawn because it is more peaceful and allows them to take advantage of the nice weather until the sun gradually sets behind the mountains.

Important Note

  • Trip departures are available every day of the year.
  • This trip is fully customizable. We can customize the trip per your need, please contact us.
  • This trip is available on both a Fixed Departure and Private Group Basis.
  • This trip can be booked privately if you’re traveling solo or with your family.
  • Have a big group? We can accommodate all of your needs.
  • We can help you make it fit your budget.
  • We accept instant bookings and online payment
Itinerary
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The 6 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek provides with standard Itinerary days where some days walks can be shorter or longer as per your physical fitness, some designated overnight stops can change, due to available rooms and other facilities and etc…….

We will follow the itinerary if its need to be changes in case of weather, landslides and difficulties on walks requiring more days where our leader and lead head guides decides holding full authority for Trekking Planner Nepal

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • MealsWelcome Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

On reaching Kathmandu at Nepal’s International airport received by Trekking Planner guide and staff for short transfer into the heart Kathmandu city at Thamel, located within most interesting area of the city within easy reach to all your needs, where most of good standard hotels situated within Thamel area. 

After checking into your hotel with time for refreshing break then join at the hotel lobby for briefing regarding the treks to Poon Hill around Annapurna Himalaya region.

Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel)and standard meals (welcome Dinner)

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1,577 m

To make the program short and to cover the treks within 3-4 days, where scenic flight takes you to land at beautiful city in Pokhara, a magnificent country surrounded by green hills and valley with Annapurna Himalaya towards north that reflects on its calm Phewa and Begnas Lakes.

On reaching at Pokhara airport after 30 minutes of scenic flight with panorama of high snow capped mountains, where exciting drive takes you further west to start the walk.

On reaching at Nayapul a small town and beyond following Modi River towards lovely village of Bhirethati, from here onwards walk starts with slow uphill climb of few hours, heading past farm villages and terraced fields to reach at Tirkhedhunga for overnight stop with time to enjoy views of beautiful waterfalls at Tirkhedhunga.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time2840m

Morning begins heading for a big climb on nice stone steps to reach Ulleri a large and typical mountain farm village, where villagers are mostly Gurung and Magar tribes, where you can catch views of Machhapuchare Himal with Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli peaks.

From the top of Ulleri village walk leads on gradual and winding path with slow ups to reach Ghorepani, walk takes you around lovely cool forest of rhododendron and pine trees.

After pleasant walk within nice woodland then reaching Ghorepani facing grand views of Dhaulagiri range with Annapurna peaks, Ghorepani with cool temperatures located within forest of rhododendron and magnolia trees, at Ghorepani in the comfort of nice lodge facing views of mountains.

Ghorepani village inhabited by Poon Magar an ethnic hill tribe of Western Nepal famous as Gorkha in UK-India army as gallant soldiers.

This village with many good lodges offers marvelous views of Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiri’s and Annapurna Himalayan mountains. 

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • AccommodationLodge/Guest House
  • MealsBreakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time3210m

Early morning start an hour hike up to the top at Poon Hill located above 3,210 m the highest point of the adventure, where one catch breathtaking views of sunrise over wide range of mountains that includes Dhaulagiri-Tukuche-Nilgiri’s-Annapurna Fang (Vara Shikar) with whole of Annapurna range includes majestic Machhapuchare Himal 'Fish Tail' the one and only unclimbed a virgin peaks of Himalaya.

Panorama of mountain includes views of Mt. Manaslu with Lamjung extends to Ganesh Himal towards far east horizon, after an exciting and scenic moment then head back to Ghorepani for breakfast and continue walk uphill through nice forest covered within rhododendron trees includes fantastic views of mountains.

Finally walk leads to descend and then up at Tadapani situated in the midst of forest offers great views of Annapurna Himalaya.

After a pleasant short stop walk on pleasant trail into cool woodland with downhill to reach at large Gurung village of Ghandruk for overnight stop.

Ghandruk one of the major and large village of Annapurna region inhabited by Gurung people the hill tribe of Annapurna Himalaya, like Poon Magar Gurung are also famous as Gorkha soldiers in foreign land of UK and India.

Included standard accommodation and  meals (Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner), Tea/Coffee

  • Accommodation3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu
  • MealsBreakfast, Lunch and farewell dinner
  • Max. Altitude/Time1350m/4430ft

From Ghandruk short and last walk of the adventure where morning leads to downhill into farm village of Kimche, the ending our treks for few hour drive to reach back at Pokhara airport.

Taking the late afternoon flight from Pokhara to reach on time at Kathmandu where short scenic flight offers fabulous mountain views all the way till it lands at Kathmandu airport, and then transfer back to your respective hotels after a most magnificent time and adventure on Poon Hill and Annapurna Panorama Trekking.

Included accommodation on BB in Kathmandu (Hotel moonlight/Kathmandu Guest House/Apsara Boutique hotel) and standard meals (Breakfast and Lunch) Tea/Coffee

  • MealsBreakfast

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

Included standard meals (Breakfast ) and Tea/Coffee

Not satisfied with this regular itinerary? Make your own.

Inclusions
What's Included
  • All airport pick-up drops are by private vehicle (for both international and domestic flights).
  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant.
  • Two-night twin/double sharing accommodation in BB in Kathmandu.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu by flight.
  • National Park entrance fee and Trekkers’ Information Management System( TIMS card).
  • A high experience, helpful, knowledgeable, friendly, English-speaking, well-trained, Government license holding guide. Price includes his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance.
  • Two guests to one porter with their insurance, salary, food, accommodation, and equipment.
  • We provide an assistant to guide his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport, and insurance walking with the group to support him where necessary as per the group size.
  • Lodge Accommodation in the mountain during the trekking.
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch and dinner and tea/coffee during the trekking.
  • First aid kit box.
  • Trekking Planner’s sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, cap, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company).
  • Oxymeter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily during the trek (very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness (AMS) symptoms). This helps ensure your trek is in the safest hands possible.
  • All applicable government and local taxes per the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • Your Nepal Visa fees 
  • All the International airfare to and from Kathmandu 
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal travel and health insurance as well as insurance for helicopter evacuation.
  • In case of extra nights’ accommodation, lunch, and dinner in the 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 the itinerary. We can help you arrange extra nights’ accommodation.
  • Your personal expenses such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter.. etc).
  • The tips to the trekking crews and drive.
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather conditions, or any event out of our control.
Departure Dates

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Trekking Planner also organizes various trips in small groups that can suit you. We recommend you reserve a seat for yourself by booking with us right away for a wonderful experience with us. Hurry up! Adventure is waiting for you.

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Essential Info

Important to know:

While trekking where all trekkers require adequate warm gear as per the season wide including sleeping bags to carry, not forgetting water proofs against sudden rain or snow.

The walk leads to a high steep uphill for a few hours, otherwise a pleasant walk with fabulous views of peaks.

Accommodation, where some people might require a single room supplement which will be at extra cost and around villages with nice lodges where available.

All lodges with facilities of nice and cozy rooms with a large warm dining hall serving excellent Nepalese-Indian and Chinese continental food menus, with attached or common baths and toilets.

Electric supply to charge your gadgets either from local hydro power or solar power at an extra charge per item includes a charge for hot/cold showers also.

The trek in the protection of ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Projects) where all trekkers require ACAP permits as per your duration of treks. One trek solo or in a group but best with guides to accompany you and to acquire useful information about the country.

Drinking water is safe to drink boiled and filtered and one can refill at every lodge on the route, buying bottled water is available but it only creates more rubbish and pollution as one can re-cycle the same bottle throughout the treks.

For Jungle Safari in Chitwan, all meals and accommodation with wild-life activities are included in the package cost, where one needs a dark, dull-colored dress to blend with the jungle surroundings.

Hats, long sleeve shirts and long pants are preferred for elephant safari and on jungle/nature walks well to carry your own binoculars and bird books of Nepal or the Himalaya region.

Suggested Equipment List

  • Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase (We provide one complimentary Trekking Planner duffel bag that is to be returned after the trip).
  • Day pack.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sports shoes or sandals.
  • Sun Hat/cap.
  • Warm woolen cap.
  • Warm fleece jacket or puffy jacket.
  • Waterproof Gore-Tex layer.
  • Pullover or warm sweeter.
  • Raincoat.
  • 4/5 pairs of good quality socks.
  • Hand gloves.
  • 2/3 pairs of trekking trousers.
  • 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts.
  • 3/4 pairs of underwear (non-cotton preferred).
  • Sun glasses.
  • Water bottle.
  • 4-season sleeping bag (Optional/we can provide one if you need it. It is to be returned after the trip).
  •  Flash or Torch light.
  • Camera and batteries.
FAQs
  • The trek is for 3 overnight stops and 4 days walks with short drive both ways to start the trek. As well at the end of trekking.

  • Starting the trek on easy gradual up, second day to Ghorepani is all uphill climb, but taking a slow stride and rest in between will overcome the tough climb.

    As altitude wise is very safe, with some steep section of few hours but can be done taking your own easy pace. After Ghorepani and Poon Hill most of the way is downhill.

  • How far is Poon Hill from Pokhara? distance of 2 days walks approx. 65 km with drive of 2 hours covering 40 km. 

  • Taking a drive of more than 6 hours to Pokhara, and then taking a few hour drive to trekking point. Where walk leads to overnight stop at Tirkhedhunga village or at Ulleri and then reach Ghorepani. Next morning an hour hike to Poon Hill, can reach in 3 days from Kathmandu to Poon Hill via Pokhara.

  • No way, Everest is located Far North East Nepal, whereas Pokhara and Poon Hill around Annapurna Himalayas. Located Nepal Mid-West. 

  • Can be done, it is a well-defined and straightforward trekking route.

  • Spring time of March to May, and autumn season’s starts from September to November month.

  • Both region has its own charm and beauty, it depends on ones choices to be in the high Buddhist country. Mainly populated by the Sherpa of Everest, where one needs to fly in and out on Everest trek. 

    As for Annapurna Himalaya region with various choices taking a drive or flight to Pokhara city. Annapurna Himalaya is vast mountain range, where one can trek from few days to a week or more.

  • Depending upon the duration of trek and choosing from budget to standard hotels in Pokhara. From Pokhara to Pokhara on 4-5 days trekking average cost US$ 400-USD $600 per person on trip package with foods and service of guide and porter.

    Includes transport before and after the trek. As well with necessary permits required for the trek. 

  • Yes, TIMS (Trekking Information Management Systems) permits is required with ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Project. 

Client Reviews
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    Extraordinary Trek in Nepal

    Wow! What a beautiful experience I had on the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, organized by Dipak, and guided by the incredible human, Nirmal. I arrived in Kathmandu without a plan and wrote to Dipak in the middle of the night, asking if he might be able to help me organize a trek in the next couple of days. He responded almost immediately and put together a trek that I will never forget: his precision, warmth, and attention to detail are impeccable.

    As a guide, I do not think you could really ever ask for a kinder, more patient, and gentle guide than Nirmal. He taught me a lot about the kind of person I strive to be. Watching the way Nirmal interacted with everyone we encountered on the trek inspired me on so many levels, not only because he seemed to have friends in every corner, but even those individuals he hadn't met, he treated with reverence and respect, from the myriad porters, to the juice vendors, to the elderly villagers attending to their daily work.

    Nepal's landscape is breathtaking and Nirmal knows every inch of the trails: the forests we walked through were beyond pristine, painted pink above and below as the flower petals of the rhododendrons create an otherworldly atmosphere with endless waterfalls, buffalo, sheep, and mossy neon trees. We wandered through villages high in the mountains where I often felt as though I was the only foreigner, and witness to a completely different way of life. Because I was with Nirmal, I was welcomed in a way I'm sure I wouldn't have been on my own.

    The Nepalese people's spirituality seems to be encapsulated in their kindness, which emanates from almost all the individuals I encountered. Nirmal embodied this as he carried my horribly shaped bag without a single complaint, and gave me permission to go "slowly slowly," and Dipak, each time he checked in with me, or offered to help me with each and every detail.

    I know I will return to Nepal and I cannot recommend enough that if you are thinking of coming to Nepal, DO IT. You will never regret it, and if/when you do, Dipak and Nirmal will do everything in their power to ensure that you have an unforgettable experience. I give them my highest recommendation.

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    A great way to see Nepal

    "Dipak Lamichhane and his team at "Trekking Planner" are one of the main reasons Nepal was such an amazing trip. A professional team of experienced trekkers and guides that not only planned our activities but also connections, transfers and accomodation. Dipak and his team really took away the hassle of a short trip by utilising our time and making it affordable. I will certainly be using them again when I next come to Nepal."

     

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