Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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Duration

10 Days 9Nights

Trip Grade

Moderate

Max. Altitude

3,210m

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Destination
Nepal
Trip Region
Annapurna
Trip Grade
Moderate
Min. Group Size
2
Minimum Age
10
Trip Start From
Kathmandu
Trip Ends At
Kathmandu
Best Season
Mar – May and Oct – Dec
Transportation
Private vehicle as required
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on the trek, Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara
Acommodation
Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin sharing basis, Simple lodge accommodation in the mountains
Duration
10 Days 9 Nights
Max. Altitude
3,210m

Are you looking for an easy walking adventure trip? The trip to Ghorepani Poon Hill is a piece of cake in the Annapurna region of the Himalayas. Although you have to walk up and down the mountain, this trip is the one of the easiest walking adventures in the region.

Beautiful and lush nature, gentle walking adventure, spectacular views of the mountains and peaceful surroundings are some of the charms of the trip to Ghorepani Poon Hill. Walking through the Modi river bank, local ethnic settlements and lush forest is certainly an experience to go for. You will love the beautiful surroundings of greenery in addition to the view of snow-capped mountains. Be it walking up the steep up and down the hill or watching sunrise over the mountains from Poon Hill, you will surely enjoy the experience on the trip.

Ethnic Gurung settlements like Ghandruk and other villages along the trail will offer you rich cultural experience of the region. The trip is not only a walking adventure but also a beautiful experience of cultural wonders. If you want to enjoy walking through beautiful nature and enjoy Himalayan view, this trip is the ideal one for you. You will surely love exploring the lower Himalayan foothills of the Annapurna region. Someone looking for longer duration trek in this reason can go for Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

What to expect on the trip to Ghorepani Poon Hill?

  • Peaceful walking adventure through serene nature
  • Breathtaking view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges of the Himalaya
  • Sunrise view over the mountains from Poon Hill
  • Beautiful cultural lifestyle experience of the locals
  • Colorful rhododendron blooms during spring adventure

 

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Your arrival in Kathmandu is the first day of the trip. We will welcome you at the arrival gate of Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and transfer you to the trip hotel. You will have free time mostly on your own today. We will surely offer you necessary guidance on wandering around on your arrival time. We will also brief you about the entire adventure trip and answer your questions if you have any. Feel at comfort; relax and try to acclimate in the Nepalese atmosphere. Things may look and feel completely strange to you but that’s the beauty of a new place so find yourself at easy and slowly soak into the local ambience.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals N/A
Walking Hours N/A
Altitude 1,400m

Kathmandu has a history of more than 2,000 years. We will take you for a tour of the historical, cultural and spiritual places in Kathmandu that are enlisted in the cultural heritage list. A guided visit to Swoyambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath will give you an understanding of the history, culture, spiritual practice and lifestyle of Kathmandu valley. It will be a good starter of the trip. An insightful day of exploring the cultural and historical wonders of Kathmandu will come to end after returning back to the hotel around late afternoon.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals B
Walking Hours 6 hrs
Altitude 1,400m

We will drive 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu to Pokhara today. The drive starts early morning after breakfast. You will be able to experience the rural surroundings of Nepal as you drive along the highway towards the destination today. Pokhara is the main gateway city to start the trekking adventure in the Annapurna region. We will be in Pokhara after around 6 hours of starting in Kathmandu. Wandering around the peaceful and beautiful atmosphere of Lakeside on the bank of Lake Fewa will be helpful in chasing off the tiredness of the long drive. It’s an easy and free time to roam around the streets.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals B
Walking Hours 7 hrs
Altitude 900m

The actual walking adventure starts today and takes us to Tikhedhunga for the overnight stay. We will drive to Nayapul from Pokhara for about one and half hour and start the trek for the day. It is an easy day of walk on the wide off-road. Although the surrounding along the walking route is beautiful, unfortunately we do not get to walk on proper walking trail today. We have to bear with the dusty off-road for the walk today to Tikhedhunga.

Accommodation Teahouse
Meals B.L.D
Walking Hours 5 hrs
Altitude 1,750m

We go on an easy pace today. The walk starts with a steep uphill walk to Ulleri for about 2 hours. Ulleri provides the first glimpse of snow-capped mountain peaks for the day. The trail ascends gradually towards Banthanti where we can enjoy spectacular view of Mt. Fishtail. The trail then enters schima and hazelnut forest on a gradual ascent to come out at Nangethanti for lunch break. After the lunch we start on our further trekking journey which takes us through beautiful rhododendron forest to Ghorepani village for overnight stay. As soon as we reach upper Ghorepani, spectacular mountain views greet and welcome us to this beautiful settlement.

Accommodation Teahouse
Meals B.L.D
Walking Hours 7 hrs
Altitude 2,810m

We are on an early and long day of this adventure trip. We get up early and get ready to hike to Poonhill for a beautiful sunrise view over the Himalayas. The hiking to this famous view point takes us about an hour through rhododendron forest on an uphill trail. The top that lies at 3,210 meters above sea level brings panoramic views of the mountain peaks in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. The charm of Himalayan panorama becomes even more fascinating when the sunrise pours magical colors upon the mighty peaks. This sunrise hike is one of the most awaited highlights of the trip. We hike back to our teahouse for breakfast and to start the trek to Tadapani. The trek today goes up and down the hill starting with a steep climb followed by a long downhill. The final section of the walk is another steep uphill climb to reach Tadapani to enjoy close up view of Annapurna south, Fishtail and Hiunchuli.

Accommodation Teahouse
Meals B.L.D
Walking Hours 7 hrs
Altitude 2,710m

We are trekking to Ghandruk village today. Around four hours of walk takes us to the beautiful ethnic village of Ghandruk. We can enjoy the views of mountains and a beautiful cultural lifestyle of the ethnic Gurung people at this village. There will be enough time for us to explore the village and its surroundings once we reach there.

Accommodation Teahouse
Meals B.L.D
Walking Hours 4 hrs
Altitude 1,900m

We hit the last section of the trail on our walking trip to Ghorepani Poon Hill. Walking down to Nayapul brings the walking adventure to the end. It will be lovely experience traversing the trail loop in the mountains. We will drive to Pokhara and spend a relaxing evening wandering around the Lakeside.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals B.L
Walking Hours 3 hrs
Altitude 900m

We will drive back to Kathmandu today. There is an option of flying back with the payment of an extra flight cost.

Accommodation Hotel
Meals B
Walking Hours 7 hrs
Altitude 1,400m

As the last day on this beautiful adventure trip, we will drive you to the airport for your departure flight as per your flight schedule. If this is not your departure day, the service for this trip ends here. If you have extra days to spend in Nepal and need any other assistance, please do let us know. We will certainly help you in whatever way we can.

Accommodation N/A
Meals B
Walking Hours N/A
Altitude 1,400m

The walking adventure to the Ghorepani Poon Hill goes through the trail that meanders up and down the mountains frequently. Although this is not an extremely difficult trip, you will certainly feel some challenges of walking in the high altitude during the trip. We would rate it as a moderate trip in difficulty level.

Walking hours vary from day to day on this trip. You walk from 4-7 hours every day depending on the distance you cover. You can expect the walking hours to be around 5 hours on average.

Since it is walking adventure trip, you do not need any climbing skills, experience or equipment. However, you will need a high level of determination to traverse the mountain trail in the wilderness for several days. This is just a trekking trip, not a climbing adventure.

The walking route to the Ghorepani Poon Hill is a well-trodden and popular trail. You will find enough teahouses along the trail where you normally spend the overnights. Teahouses along the route are basic lodges with accommodation and dining facilities where the trekkers spend overnight. These teahouses are comfortable but not super luxurious. The overnight places for each day are specified in the itinerary. However, your trip guide can change the overnight places on his/her sole discretion if s/he thinks it necessary for your comfort and better experience.

Dal Bhat is the staple food in the mountains. This combo of rice, lentil soup, vegetables, curry etc. is available everywhere you go. In addition to this Nepali food, you can enjoy momos, noodle soup (Thukpa), chowmein, pizza, sandwitch, Gurung bread, soup etc. along the trail. Options of vegetarian and non-vegetarian foods are also available. We highly recommend you to go for vegetarian food during the trek.

When you go for the walking adventure trip, you will pack two different bags – one big backpack that your porter will carry for you and the other, a small daypack for yourself to carry with necessary things that you need for the day. You can refer to our Things to Carry page for a complete guide on what you need to have when you are in the mountains.

1 review for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  1. jodymorales9

    We were told by one of our friends to contact Soulful Nepal Holidays for a trek to Nepal. We were impressed the way they served us. Initially a guy named Raju helped us with all the trip planning and decision making. Once We arrived in Nepal, we met Mr. Suman (owner), the most humble guy we have ever met. He did a wonderful arrangement of our Trek to Ghorepaani/PoonHill. Our trek was led by Yogesh (one of their senior guides). Even though it was bit challenging for my wife due to her knee problem, it was still a fun. We loved our time with everyone and we were very sad when it was all over. We will be back someday to explore more parts of Nepal with this amazing team!!

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