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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Trip Route: Pokhara-Ghorepani-Poonhill-Tadapani-Ghandrung-Kathmandu
Max Altitude: 3,210 meters at Pun Hill
Trip Duration: 10 days
Trip Grade: 2
Transportation: Car/Van/Tourist Bus/Flight
Best Season: Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

A short and essay trek in Annapurna region and the hike up to Poon Hill popularly known as Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offers dissimilar vistas of Himalayas crosses passing rice fields and terraces. The trek it self presents Manaslu, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri views along the route with blooming rhododendron flowers.

The exciting Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek of Nepal crosses via more diverse range of the weather, plants and mix cultures than any place in the entire Himalayan world, from the lush verdant green vegetation of rain and moderate forests to the terraced rice field and to the alpine area making the trip to Poon Hill sun rise view point more enticing with an prologue to Nepal’s cultural and usual beauty. The trip begins from Pokhara – a beautiful city of Nepal. The Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking mainly fits for short time visitors to Nepal. The trek unites stunning Himalayan vistas and cultural miscellaneous of rural villages. Poon Hill is popular as view tower place. Trek goes on towards the dense jungle of rhododendron and magnolia crossing via rain forests and gorge between the massive green Hills once at the top of Poon Hill near Ghorepani where you will be in the middle of showground of snow peaks Annapurna (8,091m).

Some other main peaks overlooking includes the Annapurna South (7,219m), Gangapurna (7,455m) and Dhaulagiri – Annapurna charming Himalayan area as far towards east to Mt Manaslu. Here from Our journey, fallows down via the lush terraced Modi Khola valley and at the end concluding the adventure at Pokhara city. Pokhara is popular visitor’s place with Phewa lake bounded by highest Himalayan range of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu range including the majestic white peak machhapuchhere popularly known as Fishtail peak. The Poon was named after the Poon ethnic of the same region  

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Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel 

Day 02: kathmandu valley Sightseeing tour

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive –7 hours

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1500m) – 3 to 4 hours walk

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2826m) – 6 Hours walk 

Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2721m) – 6 hours 

Day 07:  Trek to Ghandruk Village – 3 hours walk 

Day 08: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara –  7 Hours walk and 1:30m  drive 

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu – 7 Hours

Day 10: Depart Kathmandu 

Service includes
Pick up on arrival from Kathmandu International airport up on arrival
Two Night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfasts 
Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu transfer by tourist bus ( flight –optional) 
Two Night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfasts 
Pokhara to trek starting point and ending point to Pokhara drive by car 
Annapurna conservation fees and TIMS 
An experienced, government license holder, well knowledgeable and well English speaking  Guide and required porters with their all payments. 
Your three meals a day (Breakfasts/Lunch/Dinner) with cup of tea and coffee during the trek 
Best available lodge or hotel accommodation during the trek 
First aid medical kid box 
Emergency co-operation services. 
Service does not include
Lunch and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara 
Hard and soft drinks like coke, fanta, sprite and any type of alcoholic drinks as well as mineral waters 
Rescue operations 
Nepal Tourist visa – as you may obtain from your own country or upon arrival at Kathmandu airport with $ 40 for a month visa
Tips for guide and porters

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel 

Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our staff at Kathmandu airport and you will be transferred to Hotel where you meet the person you are emailing with for trip briefing. You will get entire information of your trip. 

Day 02: Kathmandu Valley Tour

Today after breakfast you will explore the main attractions of kathmandu with private transport and expert tour. the places to visit will be Kathmandu Durbar Square, Monkey temple, Bouddha Nath Stupa and pashupati nath temple.

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive –7 hours

After early breakfasts at hotel, someone will pick up you for Pokhara transfer by tourist bus. Normally the bus journey is for 7 hours with two short stops. Along the way you will enjoy with views of local villages and green Hills and the road mostly fallows along the Trishuli River. Upon arrival at Pokhara bus station you will be transferred to Hotel. 

Day 04: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga (1500m) – 3 to 4 hours walk

Half an hour drive takes us to Nayapul where the walking starts from. The views of Fishtail and Annapurna’s are visible on the drive too. Following the Modi River and passing seeral villages like Birethanti, ramghai, Sudame etc the village Tikhedhunga arrives. On route- enjoy the field terraces, green valleys and locals welcome you everywhere. 

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2826m) – 6 Hours walk 

After breakfasts at Hotel, the trek continues steep climb with stone steps up to Ulleri. The massive view of Annapurna south can be seen before Ulleri. The trek goes on to forests of Rhododendron crossing small streams and arrives in Nangethanti village for Lunch break. After lunch again the trip enter the forests and goes up to Ghorepani Village for overnight stay. 

Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2721m) – 6 hours 

Today you got to start very early morning as you targeting to view from Poon Hill with sunrise. An early climb to Poon Hill will be around one and half hour. The Poon Hill offers magnificence of vistas of Annapurna’s, Fishtail and Dhaulagiri range.  Back to Hotel for breakfasts and trek climbs up to Gurung Hill and goes down to Modi river through forests. At the endyou got to steep climb before you arrive Tadapani. 

Day 07:  Trek to Ghandruk Village – 3 hours walk 

An easy day of the trip may start late as well but arriving early and explore the beauties of Ghandruk is worth full. The trek mostly goes normal down via forests where you may encounter the monkeys. Do not walk alone along the trail. After arriving at Ghandruk you may visit the Gurung museum and explore the clean and beautiful settlements.

Day 08: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara –  7 Hours walk and 1:30m  drive 

As you start from village the easy trail via farm lands arrives at newly build road and keep following along the Modi River you arrive Nayapul to catch the car drive to Pokhara. After arrive you may take walk around city and Phewa lake. 

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu – 7 Hours

After breakfasts- Drive to Kathmandu, Normally Bus leaves at 7:00am from Pokhara and arrive Kathmandu at 2:00pm. You enjoy the beautiful villages on the river bank as you mostly fallows along the river. 

Day 10: Depart Kathmandu 

The trip comes at the end today. If you prefer to extend your trip let us know otherwise we will transfer you to Kathmandu airport. Normally 3 hours before your flight you are required to check in. 

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