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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Duration

10 days

Trip Starts/Ends

Kathmandu

Max Altitude

3210m/10531ft

Trip Code

ANT01A07
1 Pax 2-5 Pax 6+ Pax
US$ 815
US$ 615
US$ 555

Trip Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the delightful treks in the Annapurna Region of Nepal. It offers an opportunity of viewing picturesque of 78 stunning peaks that are 6000m above. It is situated in between the height of 1025m-3,210m. The top of Poon Hill offers you the golden rays of sunlight sparkled on the Annapurna ranges. Despite mountains, you will be mesmerized by the terraced and plain landscapes, floras and faunas. Moreover, the way of performing hospitality, ethnic cultures, dances are unique for trekkers.

This trek would not take you to the extremely high altitude. Therefore, it has less chance of suffering high altitude and thinning air. It does not require any special training for your successful trekking; however, your positivity in every difficulty along with determination and courage is obligatory. It is especially suitable for the family trip and for those who come with a short period of vacation during their stay in Nepal. Moreover, our package guarantees food, lodge, breakfast, accommodation, and security. We offer a special group discount if you come along with your friends. The most suitable time for doing this trek is March to May and September to December although it is manageable throughout the year.

Trip Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu Valley
  • Visit 'Lake City' Pokhara
  • View of Machhapuchhre And Annapurna, Modi River, Waterfalls
  • Exploration of large Magar Village, Ulleri
  • View of Sunrise along with Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range from Poon Hill
  • Exploration of Ghandruk Village


Additional Information

If the suggested itineraries are not up to the mark, we can even customize your trip as per your need with a special group discount. Kindly contact us at  info@amazingnepaltrek.com for detail information. You can also contact us by calling at +977-9851116042 for 24/7 support. We speak English, Hindi, and Nepali.

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Before Travel Trek Safety Things To Be Considered

Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu valley sightseeing & trek preparation

Day 03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (910 m/2,986ft) 5-6 hrs 

Day 04: Pokhara– Nayapul –Ulleri (1,950m/6,395ft), 1½ hrs drive (45 km), 5-6 hrs walk

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), 5-6 hrs

Day 06: Poon Hill hike (3210m/10528ft), and trek to Tadapani (2,520m/8268ft ) 6-7 hrs

Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (1,990m/6,529ft), 3-4 hrs

Day 08: Trek to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 5 hrs walk & 1-hour drive

Day 09: Drive to Kathmandu

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu

Day 01:  Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

Upon your arrival at the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a company representative, who will drop you off at our hotel. After checking in, take a rest or visit Amazing Nepal's office. You may also stroll in the streets of Thamel, a tourist hub in Kathmandu for some souvenir shopping. In the evening, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Amazing Nepal Trek & Expedition. For dinner, you will be served excellent Nepalese cuisine which will introduce you to the country's authentic food culture. If your flight arrives late, both the meeting and dinner can be scheduled for the following day. Overnight in Kathmandu.

Day 02: Sightseeing Kathmandu Valley and Preparation for Trekking (1,300 m/4,264ft)

After breakfast, you will set out for sightseeing of the culturally and architecturally rich heritage sites of the Valley. Places such as the Pashupatinath, the world famous temple precinct of the Hindus, the Boudhnath and Swaymbhunath, the world famous Buddhist stupa precinct, and Kathmandu Durbar Square will open up completely a new cultural world of Nepali art and architecture to you. You will also be taken to the Kumari Ghar, where resides the Virgin Goddess. We will also discuss the trip, and you will be introduced to your fellow trekkers and our crews.

Day 03: Kathmandu – Pokhara by tourist bus (910 m/2,986 ft) 6-7 hrs, 200km

After breakfast, around 6:30 am transfer to Tourist bus station and drive to Pokhara by tourist bus. This scenic drive offers fascinating glimpses of rural Nepal as you pass through Middle Hill scenery along the famous rafting Trishuli River originated from Tibet northeast of Kathmandu. Arrive Pokhara midafternoon.

Day 04: Pokhara– Nayapul –Ulleri (1,950m/6,395ft), 1½ hrs drive (45 km), 5-6 hrs trek

After early morning breakfast, drive along the zigzag route to Nayapul where we commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous riverside village at the confluence of the Modi and Bhurungdi Khola (streams). We hike up to Sudame along the off-road and then climb gradually up the side of the valley, Tikhedhunga. Cross suspension metal bridge and steep ascent on stone staircases to the village of Ulleri – and an amazing landscape of valley floor where we came during the day with marvelous views of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli.

Day 05: Ulleri - Ghorepani (2,850m/9,350ft), 5-6 hrs

After breakfast, our pleasant trekking begins through rhododendron and oak forests. The scenery will give you the energy to continue up the steps as you immerse yourself in the walk. After a few hours and with several breaks we reach Ghorepani. Upper Ghorepani (Deurali) where we stay on this trip, offers fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna Himalayas.

Day 06: Walk up Poon Hill (3,210m/10,528ft). Ghorepani – Tadapani (2,520m/8268ft), 7-8hrs

Make a pre-dawn start for the 45-minute walk up Poon hill (3,210m/10,530ft); through rhododendron forest. From the grassy top of the hill, there is an unobstructed panoramic view of the high Himalayas stretching from far western Dolpo, and Dhaulagiri (8,172m/26,812ft), the Annapurna Range in the north, including Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail) and on to Manaslu (8,163m/26,783ft) in the northeast. To the south, the mist slowly rises from the flatlands towards India. After countless photographs, walk back to Ghorepani for breakfast.

The eastward trail to Tadapani crosses numerous ridges through thick pine and rhododendron forest with occasional flat sections and wonderful views of the snow peaks to the north from high ground.

Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (1,990m/6,529ft), 3-4 hrs

Today, we have short and pleasant walking day through the forested and downhill path most of the way with an occasional view of the Mountain leads us through the gradual path most of the way to Ghandrung village for the overnight stop. This is heavily settled Gurung village, a modern village of Nepal and explore the surrounding area and simply relax at the hotel.

Day 08: Ghandruk to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft), 5 hrs walk & 1-hour drive

This is our last day walk through the scenic landscapes and local villages to get down to the Syalui bazaar settled in river bank of Modi. The walk is pleasant most of the way following the Modi River until Birethanthi and an easy trek to Nayapul. Our adventure ends here and we drive back to Pokhara for the overnight.

Day 09: Pokhara-Kathmandu by Tourist Bus (6-7 hrs drive), 200km

After breakfast, transfer to Tourist bus station and 07:30 am drive back to Kathmandu by tourist bus. Arrive Kathmandu 02:30 to 03:00 pm.

Day 10: Final Departure

Transfer to the international airport and fly to the onward destination.

Cost Includes: 

  • All airport transfers
  • Tourist Standard Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 nights with breakfast 
  • Tourist Standard Hotel in Pokhara for 2 nights with breakfast
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner 
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu
  • All ground transport by private car and Tourist bus as per itinerary
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (Conservation Area permit and TIMS)
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Full meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) followed by a cup of Tea/Coffee during the trek  
  • Iodine/Chlorine treated Safe Drinking water 
  • All mountain accommodation (2 nights private room with independent bathroom/hot showers and remaining Soft, comfortable, twin sharing private room with shared toilet)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • All government and local taxes 
  • Trekking equipment such as down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • Souvenir: Annapurna Route map and Amazing Nepal T-Shirt

Cost not Includes:

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for welcome and farewell dinner
  • Monument entrance fees 
  • Deserts (cakes, bakes, and pies)s 
  • Additional Hot Drinks 
  • Bottled drinks 
  • Boiled/mineral water 
  • Electronic device re-charge
  • Hot shower 
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance and evacuation insurance (strongly recommended)
  • Tipping to driver and trekking crew

All prices are in US dollars and do not include international airfare, unless otherwise noted.
Every Day Departure
We can depart our trip every day(Nepal Packages). You Can Schedule your own departure date and contact us. We will make your Itinerary as your convenient.

Accommodations and Meals:

You will be provided a room in a tourist standard hotel, while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara. During your trekking, you will be provided room in teahouses. Please be informed that you will be sharing the room at teahouses. Please also note that the Annapurna region is located at far from the maddening crowd, therefore, teahouses may not be as much sophisticated as one finds them in town.

We will provide only breakfast while you are in Kathmandu and three-course meals while you are on trek. This means you will be taking breakfast and dinner at teahouse you stay and lunch in the mid of your trekking. Since the Annapurna region is geographically a remote place, you will be provided only selected but hygienic and organic local foods such as Nepali dal bhat, Tibetan soup, and bread, porridge etc.

Is this trek appropriate for me?

We ensure you that the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an easy trek. It does not have any possibilities of suffering from high altitude and thin air. But, it requires inspiration and passion which makes your trek successful. You are supposed to have a light backpack for making your admirable trek. Although you have an average health condition, your positive attitude and strong determination can help to accomplish this trek. For making comfortable walking, adjusting to changing climate, our package manages the facility of acclimatization in needed place as well as 5-6 hours walking per day. If you have already accumulated hiking and jugging experiences that will be beneficial to adjust to the situation. Amazing Nepal cordially requests to have medical checking before you plan to start any trekking and hiking.

Briefing of the Tour:

You will be briefed about the trek, you will be given an information file, and importantly introduced with your guide.

Trekking Crews:

We will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who holds enough knowledge about responsible tourism and eco-friendly tourism

We will also provide an assistant guide who is ready to help you every situation.

We will provide a porter is provided to every two of you, and he will be carrying not more than 25kg.

We get our crews’ life get insured.

Certificate:

After the trek is over, you will be provided with ANTE adventure certificate.

Size of Group:

Trekking Group Size of our group can range from two people to ten people. In case you want to travel alone, do not hesitate to write to us. We will plan accordingly. In case, you more than ten people, please do let us know so that we can develop and improvise plans and itinerary.

Acclimatization:

Trekking to the Annapurna Region is as much difficult as it is technical. We give special priority to its technical sides as well. For this, we have designed an itinerary to allow you to get acclimatize naturally. We know the particular location you need to stay for rest, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly and so on. In case you get high altitude sickness, we have crews who know how to deal with it effectively and smartly.

How to respond to Altitude Sickness?

Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide)

Please consult your physician

Please do keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy

Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other

Travel Insurance:

We would like to recommend you to get your trekking insured. Since you are trekking in probably one of the wildest and challenging routes, you need to be cautious of anything inevitable. You may need helicopter evacuation and get your trip canceled. You may get injured and get your baggage theft and so on.

Permits and fees:

The government local body charges some small amount of fee for every you make to the World heritage sites, Conservation areas, National Parks, and restricted areas along climbing. The price we charge includes all the fees.

If you want to book a trekking package with Amazing Nepal Trek and Expedition and still wondering about the essential equipment for your trekking journey, here we are more than happy to offer our checklist for your references. Please make necessary amendments to our checklist as per your need and convenience. For some case, if you couldn’t get any of these listed equipment/gears in your hometown or you’re in a rush before you fly to Kathmandu, don’t worry! The listed necessary items mentioned below can be easily purchased here.
Except for your day pack, all luggage will be carried by porters. A porter is available for two people who will carry maximum up to 25 kg. So, You have to be careful while packing your Bag or luggage.
 
Moreover, There is an allowance of 15kg per person on the domestic flights. Additional personal items are not needed for the trekking portion of the trip which can be kept in the hotel’s storage room without extra cost.

Below is the checklist of equipment that is required for the trek:
 
HEAD

  • Buff headwear /neckwear
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Head Torch

UPPER BODY

  • Cotton T-shirts or Thermals
  • Fleece jacket
  • Waterproof/windproof jacket
  • Down filled jacket  (Your own Down Jacket is strongly recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary down jacket which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)

LOWER BODY

  • Lightweight cotton pants (long)
  • Waterproof Pants
  • Thermal underwear

FEET

  • Thin inner socks
  • Thick and warm wool hiking socks
  • Comfortable Hiking boots
  • Sneakers /slippers

HANDS

  • Gore-tex gloves

ACCESSORIES

  • Sleeping bag rated to - 20°C (Your own sleeping bag strongly is recommended, but Amazing Nepal Trek also supply complimentary sleeping bags which is needed to be returned after the completion of trek)
  • Trekking bags/duffel bag (Amazing Nepal Trek will supply complimentary water and windproof duffel/kit bag, but one extra big duffel bag/suitcase is necessary for items that are left at the hotel in Kathmandu)
  • Large plastic bags (For keeping items dry inside trek bag)
  • Trekking poles (Optional, Recommended)
  • Water bottle or camel bag
  • Toiletries
  • Towel
  • Sewing Kit
  • Insect repellent, sunscreen, and lip balm
  • First-aid kit; should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea
  • Re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking if any particular
  • Wet wipes 
  • Reading or writing material
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Michelle Ryan

I booked 5 days Poon Hill Trek with Amazing Nepal from Kathmandu and they arranged everything for me such as night stay in Kathmandu and Pokhara, all the permits needed and a guide. so that made things very easy. My guide, Hari, helped us so much during the trek and explained us so many things related to Nepal's culture and customs. He was very caring and the experience. I defiantly recommend this company.

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
Robby Anderson, USA

Gone for Poon Hill trek with kids
This is the first time I have gone trekking through Amazing Nepal Trek. The Trek was an outstanding Trek with full guidance and suggestion by amazing nepal. In trek i was with my 15 & 14 years old kids. Trek was awesome with guide lok and a funny guy who has nice english. He was supportive in every step of trek. Would like to thank Amazing Nepal Trek for this trek and for a lot of caring.

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