Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

10 Days

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a short trekking adventure in the Himalayas, for to all age groups, most popular for families with children. Spanning 4 or 5 days trek, this trek takes deep into the heart of the Annapurna region, offering amazing views of Poon Hill (3,210m), the ultimate point for the Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Varaha Shikhar, and Lamjung Himal.

Throughout the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, you’ll see villages and compact rhododendron forests, all scenery in the background of the towering Annapurna range, creating a hanging of natural beauty. Ascending to Poon Hill to witness the sunrise for its golden glow upon these majestic snow-capped peaks is an experience to treasure.

Even for seasoned trekkers, this journey serves as an excellent introduction to the Himalayas, ideal for naturelover with limited time. The accommodations along this path offer comfort, while the menus attract the taste buds. And, of course, the mountains themselves never fail to mesmerize with their glamorous view.

A Typical Day on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:

Considered an easy trek in Nepal, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek serve to individuals with a moderate level of fitness, making it suitable for families and older travelers. Beginning and ending in Kathmandu with a day each in Pokhara, this trek offers a scenic start and finish to your adventure.

Days typically starts early, around 6 or 7 am, except for the Poon Hill sunrise ascent, which begins before dawn to witness the glowing sunrise over the mountains. Afterward, you’ll return for breakfast before moving on the day’s trek. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, each day unfolds with fascinating sights and insights into the surrounding mountains.

Lunches are enjoyed at teahouses along the trail, while upon reaching the evening’s teahouse, it’s advisable to order dinner quick to allow for preparation time. Here, you can engage with fellow trekkers and your guide, exchanging stories and anticipating the adventures of the next day.

Remember to pre-order breakfast before retiring for the night, ensuring an early bedtime to maximize rest for the journey ahead.

Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage enthralled by the breathtaking scenery, and embrace the physical and mental benefits of trekking.

Start planning your adventure today and create memories that will last a lifetime.

Trip Highlights

  • Witness the awe-inspiring sunrise from Poon Hill, where the golden rays illuminate the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.
  • Marvel at the towering peaks, including Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Dhaulagiri I, and many more, forming a majestic backdrop throughout the trek.
  • Immerse yourself in the colorful and fragrant beauty of these forests, creating a picturesque and enchanting atmosphere.
  • Experience the rich cultural heritage of the Gurung and Magar communities as you pass through charming villages along the trek.
  • Stay in traditional tea houses along the trail, offering a cozy and authentic Himalayan experience.
  • Capture breathtaking photographs and cherish the unforgettable vistas.
  • Feast your eyes on the mesmerizing Himalayan panorama that unfolds before you.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the region.
  • Experience the local way of life, interact with the friendly villagers, and soak in the tranquil atmosphere of this charming Himalayan settlement.
  • Appreciate the conservation efforts and the opportunity to witness the region's incredible biodiversity.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

Upon your arrival you will be greeted by a representative from Glance Tours and Treks Pvt. Ltd (GTT). You will be then transferred to Hotel. After hotel check-in, you can take a rest or hang around in the city or visit our office; it all depends upon your interests. In the evening we will organize a welcome dinner at an excellent traditional Nepalese restaurant, where you will enjoy a Nepalese cultural program as well as a fine Nepali meal.

After enjoying a fulfilling breakfast, our day in Kathmandu begins with a guided tour encompassing some of the city's most captivating landmarks. Our itinerary includes a visit to the historically rich Kathmandu Durbar Square, where ancient architecture and cultural heritage merge seamlessly. Next, we proceed to the spiritual haven of Pashupatinath Temple, a revered site for Hindu devotees, offering insights into Nepal's religious fabric and traditions.

Our journey continues to the iconic Monkey Temple, also known as Swoyambhunath, a sacred Buddhist pilgrimage site perched atop a hill, offering panoramic views of the Kathmandu Valley. Here, we delve into the spiritual ambiance and vibrant atmosphere that define this revered site.

Bouddhanath awaits as our next stop, boasting the title of one of the largest stupas in the world and designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This architectural marvel serves as a focal point for Tibetan Buddhism in Nepal and invites contemplation amidst its serene surroundings.

Upon our return to the hotel, take a well-deserved rest and prepare for the adventures ahead, as we gear up for an exciting trekking experience, brimming with natural wonders and cultural encounters.

Embarking on an early morning journey, you'll board a Tourist Bus bound for Pokhara from Kathmandu, a scenic route spanning approximately 200 kilometers. Anticipate a travel duration of around 6 hours, during which you'll be treated to captivating vistas of rivers winding through picturesque countryside landscapes. The journey offers a serene backdrop, perfect for soaking in the natural beauty that Nepal is renowned for.

Alternatively, for those seeking a quicker travel option, flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara are available, providing a convenient and efficient means of reaching your destination.

Upon arrival in Pokhara, settle into your accommodation and take a brief respite to recharge. Following this, immerse yourself in the charm of Pokhara, a city embraced by the stunning Annapurna mountain range and adorned with tranquil lakes. Explore its vibrant streets, bustling markets, and array of cultural and recreational activities, promising an unforgettable experience amidst Nepal's breathtaking scenery.

Following the scenic journey from Pokhara to Nayapul, spanning approximately 50 kilometers, our trekking adventure commences towards Birethati, Hile, and onward to Tikhedhunga. The initial leg of our journey presents a gradual ascent through verdant landscapes adorned with fertile fields of maize, millet, and rice.

Embarking on foot, expect to traverse undulating terrain as we gradually ascend, immersing ourselves in the rural beauty and agricultural abundance of the region. The trek unfolds over a duration of 3 to 4 hours, allowing ample time to soak in the surroundings and relish the natural splendor that accompanies each step of our journey. As we make our way through this picturesque landscape, we're poised to encounter the serene charm and tranquility that epitomizes the Nepalese countryside, setting the stage for an enriching and memorable trekking experience.

As the dawn breaks, we rise early to savor a nourishing breakfast at our tea house, preparing ourselves for the day's trek towards Ulleri. Our journey commences with an invigorating ascent up a steep stone stairway, traversing through meticulously cultivated fields that adorn the landscape.

Once we conquer this initial challenge, the trail unfolds into a mesmerizing vista of blooming rhododendrons and majestic oak forests, offering a feast for the senses as we immerse ourselves in nature's splendor. The path meanders through this scenic terrain, gradually ascending towards Nangethanti, where we pause for a well-deserved lunch break, replenishing our energy amidst the tranquil surroundings.

Following our midday reprieve, our trek resumes, leading us onwards towards the enchanting village of Ghorepani. Along the way, especially during the winter months, the trail may be adorned with a blanket of pristine snow, adding a touch of magic to our journey.

After a rewarding 5 to 6 hours of trekking, we finally arrive at our destination, Ghorepani, our spirits lifted by the sense of accomplishment and the promise of the adventures that lie ahead.

Rise with the first light of dawn to embark on an early morning trek towards Poon Hill, situated at an elevation of 3210 meters. This picturesque ascent takes approximately an hour, offering unparalleled panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and the awe-inspiring spectacle of sunrise painting the sky with hues of gold and pink.

After reveling in the breathtaking vistas atop Poon Hill, we descend back to Ghorepani, where a sumptuous breakfast awaits, providing a hearty start to the day's adventures.

With renewed energy, our journey continues as we trek downwards towards Tadapani, located at an altitude of 2630 meters. The trail leads us through charming villages, including Deurali and Banthanti, each offering glimpses into the rich cultural tapestry of the region.

As we traverse the verdant landscape, adorned with lush forests and cascading streams, we are treated to a symphony of sights and sounds, making the trek an unforgettable experience.

Upon reaching Tadapani, we are greeted with warm hospitality and the promise of further exploration amidst the natural splendor of the Annapurna region.

Following a hearty breakfast, our journey progresses towards Ghandruk from Tadapani, a trek that typically spans approximately 4 hours. As we traverse the winding trails, surrounded by lush forests and captivating scenery, each step brings us closer to the quaint Gurung village of Ghandruk.

Nestled amidst the majestic Himalayas, Ghandruk offers a captivating panorama of snow-capped peaks, including the iconic Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Annapurna South, and Himchuli. These towering giants paint a breathtaking backdrop against the azure sky, providing a stunning vista that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

Upon arrival in Ghandruk, immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of the village, characterized by traditional Gurung architecture and warm hospitality. Take the time to explore the winding alleys, visit local homes, and interact with the friendly villagers, gaining insights into their way of life amidst the spectacular mountainous landscape.

As the day draws to a close, savor the tranquility of Ghandruk and bask in the serenity of the Himalayan foothills, knowing that each moment spent in this picturesque village is a treasure to be cherished.

As the morning light graces the landscape, awaken to the breathtaking vistas of the surrounding mountains, accompanied by a steaming cup of tea and a hearty breakfast, setting the stage for another day of adventure. From the vantage point of Ghandruk, the majestic peaks of the Himalayas stand in all their splendor, offering a truly awe-inspiring start to the day.

After bidding farewell to the charming village of Ghandruk, our trek continues with a descent that spans approximately 3 to 4 hours, leading us through verdant forests and picturesque valleys. As we make our way towards Nayapul, each step brings us closer to the end of our trekking journey, yet offers ample opportunity to soak in the natural beauty and tranquility of the surroundings.

Upon reaching Nayapul, we transition from trekking to a more leisurely mode of transportation, as we board taxis for the scenic journey back to Pokhara. Along the way, we reflect on the memories created during our trek, the stunning landscapes traversed, and the bonds forged with fellow adventurers.

As we return to Pokhara, our hearts are filled with a sense of accomplishment and gratitude for the experiences shared and the beauty witnessed along the way, marking the end of an unforgettable journey through the Himalayan foothills.

Following a scenic drive spanning approximately 6 to 7 hours from Pokhara, our journey brings us back to the vibrant city of Kathmandu. Upon arrival, arrangements will be made to transfer you to your designated hotel, ensuring a smooth transition from travel to relaxation.

With the evening at your leisure, you have the opportunity to indulge in some last-minute shopping, exploring the bustling markets and quaint shops that line the streets of Kathmandu. Whether seeking souvenirs to commemorate your journey or simply wishing to immerse yourself in the local culture, the city offers a myriad of options to suit every preference.

As you navigate the vibrant streets and engage with local vendors, take the time to soak in the sights, sounds, and flavors of Kathmandu, savoring the final moments of your unforgettable adventure in Nepal. Whether perusing artisan crafts, sampling local delicacies, or simply taking in the bustling atmosphere, the evening promises to be a fitting conclusion to your time in this enchanting city.

Day 10 :
Departure

As we embark on our final day in Kathmandu, we begin with a satisfying breakfast, savoring the last moments of our Nepalese adventure. With preparations underway for our departure, rest assured that our vehicle and a knowledgeable representative will be on standby, ready to facilitate a smooth transfer to the international airport.

In adherence to travel protocols, we aim to depart for the airport approximately three hours prior to our scheduled flight, ensuring ample time for check-in procedures and any unforeseen delays. Throughout this process, your comfort and convenience remain our utmost priority.

As we bid farewell to the vibrant streets of Kathmandu, we reflect on the memories created, the friendships forged, and the experiences shared during our time in Nepal. Although our journey may be coming to an end, the spirit of adventure and discovery ignited within us will endure.

With hopes of future reunions and further exploration, we extend our warmest wishes for safe travels and unforgettable adventures wherever your path may lead. Until we meet again, farewell, and may our paths cross once more.

Inclusive and Exclusive: In Your Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Cost Includes

  • Accommodation during the trek
  • Meals on the trek
  • Experienced and knowledgeable trekking guide
  • Porter service for carrying trekking gear
  • Necessary trekking permits and entry fees
  • Transportation during the trekking itinerary
  • First aid kit and emergency rescue arrangements

Cost Excludes

  • International airfare to/from the trek starting point
  • Visa fees and travel insurance
  • Personal trekking equipment and gear
  • Additional meals and beverages outside the trek itinerary
  • Tips and gratitude for the trekking guide and porter
  • Expenses of personal nature or any unforeseen costs

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Facts: Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

  • Kathmandu
  • Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Experienced
  • 3,210 meters (10,531 feet)
  • (March to May) (September to November)
  • 5-7 Hours
  • Kathmandu