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Ghorepani Poonhill Yoga Trek

Duration

10 days

Trip Starts/Ends

Kathmandu

Max Altitude

3210m

Trip Code

ANT01A11
1 Pax 2-5 Pax 6+ Pax
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Trip Overview

Ghorepani Poonhill Yoga Trek is one of the best treks, which is short and easy. You can enjoy the trek with various landscapes and mountains as well as the opportunity to learn and explore yoga. You can grab the opportunities of doing yoga twice a day: morning and evening during your stay in Nepal. A Professional yoga teacher teaches you both at the hotel in Kathmandu and in Himalaya’s meadow. 


The Ghorepani Poonhill Yoga Trek takes you to the famous lookout Poonhill and a stunning Ghandruk Village. While trekking to Poonhill you can come across various panoramic paradises such as Gurung and Magar villages as well as Rhododendron forest. Even if your first-time trekker, you do not have to be worried about it. There is less chance of altitude sickness in the place as its maximum altitude is 3210 meters at the summit of Poonhill. This trek is perfect you if you are planning to stay in Nepal for a short period of time. Through the trail, you can reach Annapurna Mountain. The Trek starts after a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul. Another important feature of the trek is you can view the sunrise from Poonhill viewing more than 30 mountains including three mountains above 8000m.

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 our 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 and Evening Yoga (1,300m/4,264ft) 

Day 02: Morning Yoga, Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, Trek preparation and Evening Yoga (1,300m/4,264ft) 

Day 03: Morning Yoga, Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Evening Yoga (820m/2,690ft) 

Day 04: Morning Yoga, Drive to Nayapul, Trek to Tikhedhunga and Evening Yoga (1,540m/5,052ft) 

Day 05: Morning Yoga, Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani and Evening Yoga (3,194m/10479ft) 

Day 06: Morning Yoga, Hike to Poonhill, Trek to Tadapani and Evening Yoga (2,590m/8497ft)

Day 07: Morning Yoga, Trek to Ghandruk and Evening Yoga (1,940m/6,364ft) 

Day 08: Morning Yoga, trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara and Evening Yoga (820m/2,690ft) 

Day 09: Morning Yoga, Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and Evening Yoga (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 10: Departure day with morning yoga 

Day 01: Arrival day and Evening Yoga (1,300m/4,264ft) 
When you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, we will be taken to a hotel. On the same day, you will be introduced to a yoga teacher and guide at our head office. If you like, you will be given first yoga session in the evening. If you have adequate time, we will take to different local Nepalese restaurants where you will taste delicious Nepalese food, cultural music, and ethnic dance. It will help you to get in touch with the Nepalese cultures and societies. If you arrive late on the first day, then your schedule will be done next day.  


Day 02: Morning Yoga, Kathmandu Valley sightseeing, Trek preparation and Evening Yoga (1,300m/4,264ft) 
Your instructor will come to your hotel in the early morning for the yoga class on the second day in Kathmandu. After yoga and breakfast, you will start your short tour in the Kathmandu Valley. You will see the main attractions such as Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath temple, Swyambhunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. After the tour, you will come back to the hotel and check your trekking equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket and trekking boots. You will have your evening yoga session at the hotel in Kathmandu. 


Day 03: Morning Yoga, Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Evening Yoga (820m/2,690ft) 
Your third day begins with Yoga then breakfast at the hotel. Then you will head for Pokhara on a tourist bus at 7 a.m. There are innumerable beautiful landscapes along the Prithvi Highway. The bus will stop for breakfast and lunch at two spots. You will reach Pokhara after 7 hours’ drive. As usual, you will have evening yoga class in Pokhara at the hotel. In the evening, you will walk around the Phewa Lake enjoying with natural beauty and environment.  


Day 04: Morning Yoga, Drive to Nayapul, Trek to Tikhedhunga and Evening Yoga (1,540m/5,052ft) 
On the four days, you will have a short trek to Kikhedhunga but only after morning yoga and breakfast. To reach the spot, you will have a short drive to Nayapul from where your trek will start. You will have a short walk towards Birethanti to reach Burundi Khola. The adventure passes through many villages with lots of landscapes to reach Tikhedhunga where we will spend the night at a lodge. Ensure that you will have regular yoga classes of your choice: outside or inside the lodge. 


Day 05: Morning Yoga, Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani and Evening Yoga (3,194m/10479ft) 
Day 5 will start with yoga and breakfast followed by your preparation for a long hike of 3200 stone steps towards Ulleri. You will get opportunities to view various scenes including the Valley of Annapurna.  After reaching Ulleri you will have a short walk which goes through Rhododendron forest. We will continue uphill walk to reach Ghorepani where you will have mesmerizing views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. You will stay at a lodge that night. You will have evening yoga session in the lodge: outside or inside at your disposal. 


Day 06: Morning Yoga, Hike to Poonhill, Trek to Tadapani and Evening Yoga (2,590m/8497ft) 
Day sixth will begin by waking up early in the morning. In order to view the sunrise, you will have to take up an hour-long walk to Poon Hill. You will grab opportunities to have the landscapes of Mountain View. As you will not get chance to do yoga early in the morning, you will do on the top of Poon Hill. After enjoying the view and taking some photographs, you will again go back to Lodge at Ghorepani and start trekking to Tadapani after having breakfast. The beginning of the adventure is a steep uphill walk to the ridge. You will take a short break at Deurali. Then you will again go down through Banthanti. At the end of the day, you will climb to Tadapani, located on the top of the ridge. After your evening Yoga session, we will stay at a Guesthouse that night. 


Day 07: Morning Yoga, Trek to Ghandruk and Evening Yoga (1,940m/6,364ft) 
You will walk downhill through the Forest to Bhaisekharka and continue towards Ghandruk, after morning yoga and breakfast at the lodge. You will have your lunch in Ghandruk. As soon as you take lunch your will visit around Ghandruk to quench the special features of the people, culture and their tradition. You will also visit a Museum there, which shows the main features of the various cultures of the village. You will spend the night at a lodge after evening yoga and dinner there.  


Day 08: Morning Yoga, trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara and Evening Yoga (820m/2,690ft) 
Your eighth day is last day for trekking. After doing your morning Yoga we will have a pleasant walk around the village to reach Modi Khola and Sauli Bazar. You will set out from ACAP office at Birethanti, which you will reach after a short walk. After climbing that steep, you will take a bus to Pokhara. You will have your evening yoga in Pokhara and we will stay that night at a hotel. 


Day 09: Morning Yoga, Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu and Evening Yoga (1,300m/4,264ft) 
After your morning yoga early in the morning, you will drive back to Kathmandu at 7:00 a.m. along the Prithvi highway taking the same route you came to Pokhara. After arriving Kathmandu that evening, you will have your evening yoga at the hotel. On the very day, we will host a farewell dinner at a Nepalese Restaurant. 


Day 10: Departure day with morning yoga 
The day is the concluding day of your trip with us. There are two fantastic choices with you: you want to extend your holiday or wish to return. If you like to extend your visa period, we will help to carry out everything for you. If you do not want, we will assist you to the airport as per your flight departure time. Remember, you will be given last morning session on the day of departure at the hotel. If you want to do shopping or take photographs, you will do at your disposal especially if your flight schedule is in the evening. 

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)
  • Professional Yoga teacher as per itinerary
  • Yoga Mat
  • 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. 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 with 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 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 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 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

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