Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

GRADE

Classic / Easy

TRIP DURATION

5 days

BEST SEASON

January till May & October till December

GROUP SIZE

From single person

TRIP NOTES

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CUSTOMIZE TRIP

On Request

Trip Highlights

Spectacular mountain scenery, villages inhabited by the Gurungs, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, climb Poon Hill, Himalayan Giants, Dhaulagiri 8,167m and Annapurna 8,091m along with a maze of other peaks, rhododendron flower in March, April and many more..

Trip Overview

This less than weeklong lodge trek in the Annapurna Foothills to the viewpoint on Ghorepani Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal including accommodation in comfortable family run tea house lodges along the way. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurnas with the picturesque fluted peak of Machapuchare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountainscape on Earth. As the sun touches the snowcapped summits the Himalayan Giants, Dhaulagiri 8,167m and Annapurna 8,091m along with a maze of other peaks slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. Rewarding treks, this can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape. March, April is trekking season for those who love too see rhododendron flower.

The trek starts from Pokhara. Clients carry daypack only and walk at their own pace. Hiking hours is about 5-6 per day.

  • Day 01  Drive to Nayapul from Pokhara & trek to Tickhedhunga (1577m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 02  Trek to Ghorepani (2855m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 03  Sunrise trip to Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2595m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 04  Trek to Ghandruk (1940m); at noon Ghandruk village visit or Trek to Jhino Danda (Hot Spring- 1600m) (B, L, D)
  • Day 05  Trek to Birethanti (1163m) and drive to PKR or as an option transport to Pokhara are available just after two hour walk on the way to Nayapul, we can also use this option (B, L)

YOU MAY CAN BOOK EXTRA SERVICE WITH US IN REASONABLE PRICE ; BEFORE AND AFTER TREK:

Before Trekking:

  • Day 00  Arrival and transfer to hotel/welcome dinner. (D)

After Trekking:

  • Day 00  Drive or if fly to Kathmandu from Pokhara/Hotel (B)
  • Day 00  Day at leisure/ Farewell dinner /Hotel (B, D)
  • Day 00  Drive to Airport for Return flight (B)
Note: The itinerary can be customized according to your duration of holiday. Similarly hotel can be upgraded or downgraded depend on your budget. 
Includes
  • Trekking transport start from Pokhara
  • Trekking conservation permit
  • Trekking Register Certificate
  • Equipped and insured trekking porter (one porter in between 2 person)
  • Experienced and first aid trained license holder trekking guide
  • Tea House accommodation during the trek in double occupancy
  • All meals during the trek (B=breakfast, L=Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • Sleeping bag (only if require)
  • Government taxes and service charges
Excludes
  • Drinks and Bar Bill (beverage) in the tea house trek
  • Helicopter evacuation/rescue in case of emergency
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal use trekking equipment
  • Tipping to guide and porter

 Day 01 Pokhara to Nayapul drive by private car/van and trek to Tirkhedhunga

Altitude: 1577m
Trek Length: 4 HOURS
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
 
After your Energetic Breakfast, at around 8:00am your guide will meet you at the hotel premises. You will be
transferred to Nayapul via Office transport. Nayapul is 1.5 hours’ drive from pokhara, the drive covers the
distance of 43kms. After Reaching Nayapul you will begin your trek towards Tirkhedhunga. The Trek Begins
with 15 mins walk towards the village Of Birethanti Then walking across the Banks of Modi Khola, Then a short Ascending Trek to The village of Tikhedhunga. The guide will take you to your Tea House Accommodation for
overnight stay in Tirkhedhunga. Today’s trek is a slight Preparation for the upcomingtrek.
 
Day 02 Trek to Ghorepani
Altitude: 2855M
Trek Length: 6 HOURS
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
The trek starts with the uphill climb through the village of Ulleri, the path rises more gently from this point,
over the forests of oak and rhododendrons, towards Banthanti as we hike towards Nangethanti. Finally
reaching the village of Ghorepani standing at 2840m.
 
Day 03 Trek to Poon Hill for Sunrise then to Tadapani
Altitude: 3210M/2840M
Trek Length: 7 HOURS
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
We wake up at 4:30 am early morning and start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at an altitude of 3,210 m, a view
point that treats you with a 180 degrees Mountain View. We return to Ghorepani for Breakfast after spending
an hour in Poonhill. Then we make a climb along ridges, and through pine and rhododendron forests. After
that, we go downhill to the Banthanti, then off to Tadapani.

Day 04 Trek to Ghandruk
Altitude: 1940m
Trek Length: 5 HOURS
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
We continue hike to Ghandruk through the Baisi Kharka (Buffalo pasture). Ghandruk is one of the biggest
villages of Gurung people. There is the Gurung Culture Museum. We can go and see the way of life of the
Gurung people. From this village we can still see views of snow peaks of An napurna panmoramic mountain
views.
Note: You are also able to complet trek within 4 days; the day trek start from Tadapani, you can complete trek
to Kimche by 2 PM via Ghandruk and same day drive to Pokhara
 
Day 05 Trek to Kimche and drive to Pokhara by sharing jeep
Altitude: 827M
Trek Length: 7 HOURS
Drive length: 2 hours by jeep and 3 hours by bus
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
 
If it is a clear morning we may see Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (fishtail) and Annapurna III
very close. We have our breakfast with view.

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