Ghorepani poon hill Trek

Nepal 09 Days 8 Nights

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Overview

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the most popular trails for those wishing to experience trekking in Nepal. It is the perfect combination of challenging and achievable, and with its mix of traditional villages, beautiful rhododendron forests and panoramic mountain views, it’s easy to see why so many travelers choose this adventure when wanting to enjoy one of our Annapurna treks.

This 5  day Poon Hill trek starts from Nayapul, where you will cross the suspension bridge of Tikhedhunga. The challenge then begins as you climb around 3000 stone stairs, reaching higher and higher into the enthralling presence of the Annapurna peaks. Throughout the climb you will enjoy the picturesque landscape that hosts the Gurung culture. And as you trek through the Gurung village of Ghandruck, and visit their traditional museum, you will be treated to breathtaking fishtail and Annapurna south views.

One of the highlights of this trek is the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3210m), which offers you the best sunrise with mountain views. From here you will see panoramic views with the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range, along with Nilgiri, Tukuche peak, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Manaslu (8156m) ranges, Machhapuchhre (6993m) and more. As you take a break from your hike and relax, you will watch the mountains come to life as the sun rises and fills the region with morning light.

If you visit in April, you will walk through the dense rhododendron forests that, along with a wealth of other flora and fauna, make this trip particularly unique and memorable. It is recommended therefore to join us for this trek between the months of March and May, or between September and November.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can be done as a 5 day Annapurna short trek, or for those wishing to take their time, it can be extended for up to 09 days. This makes it the perfect choice for anyone wishing to try an easy and short trek, and is ideal for people of all age groups who wish to quench their thirst for an Annapurna adventure. For short Himalayan treks, it really cannot be beaten.

My Everest Trip provides excellent services to our national and international clients and our team of experts make it their mission to insure that your trek is as comfortable as possible. They are qualified and knowledgeable and on hand to answer any questions you may have about the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek cost or the Poon Hill trek difficulty. Or, If you would like to learn more about what it is like to take part in this exciting experience, you can read our Poon Hill trek blog below.

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Your Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu [1,300m/4,264ft]
On the first day, you will be welcomed at the airport by our friendly team and . be taken straight to your hotel. Here you are free to rest for the night or start exploring the capital. O/N at hotel.

Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara [910m/2,984ft] Duration: 6 hrs
Today starts with a bus ride to Pokhara. Upon reaching Pokhara, feel free to explore the beautiful lakeside view and amazing environment of the place. Activities you can enjoy cycling, boating, paragliding, exploring the amazing cuisine or simply relaxing by the lakeside. O/N at hotel.

Day 03: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga [1,570m/5,150ft] Duration: 4 hrs
After a quick drive to Nayapul, we will begin our trek to Tikhedhunga. After crossing the Tikhedunga suspension bridge, we will climb up 3200 steep stone stairs to see Mount Annapurna south (7219m) and Hiunchuli (6441m). O/N at a lodge.

Day 04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani [2,850m/9,348ft] Duration: 7 hrs
Today is a long day as you walk 12.9 km to Ghorepani through Ulleri, Banthanti, and Nangethanti. You will see a beautiful panoramic view of the Annapurna (8091m) and Dhaulagiri (8167m) ranges, along with blooming Rhododendron forests.. O/N at a lodge.

Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill and onto Tadapani [2,610m/8,560ft] Duration: 7 – 8 Hrs
After an hour of early morning hiking up to Poon Hill, you will see the best sunrise over the mountains Annapurna South, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri ranges, Tukuche peak, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Manaslu ranges, and Machhapuchhre (6993m). After spending some time there, we come back to Ghorepani for breakfast and hike down to Tadapani. O/N at a lodge

Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk [1,950m/6,396ft] Duration: 3 hrs
On day 6 we reach Ghandruk through Baisi Kharka. Ghandruk is a typical Gurung village where you can visit the Gurung cultural museum and explore their traditions. From here you will see the beautiful picturesque view of Annapurna (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m). O/N at a lodge.

Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara [910m/2,984ft] Duration: 5 hrs
After an early morning breakfast you will be ready to hike down to Kimche, taking about 2 hours from Ghandruk. Afterwards we will drive back to Pokhara where you can rest and explore in the evening. O/N at a hotel.

Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu/Free day
This morning, we bid goodbye to the city of lakes and head our way back to Kathmandu. Upon reaching the city, feel free to explore and enjoy. O/N at a hotel.

Day 09: Farewell
Today, you head back to your home country. Our team will drop you at the airport and after a quick group photo, will say goodbye.

What's included

  • Airport/hotel pick up and drop off by private car
  • At least two nights 3 star hotel in Kathmandu Bed and Breakfast plan
  • Meals on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in whole trekking
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu By tourist bus / flight up to your request
  • Trekking map
  • An experienced government license holder guide
  • Trekking porter/Sherpa who will carry your bags during the trekking
  • Insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System)
  • All government taxes and tourist service charge

What's not included

  • Meals in Kathmandu before and after trekking
  • Your travel insurance ( Rescue )
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver
  • Drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry etc
  • Personal trekking equipments

Equipment Checklist

  • Light and expedition weight thermal tops
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Fleece jacket or pullover
  • Sleeping bag rated to 0 degrees (3/4 season)
  • Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • Head lamp (eg Petzl) spare bulbs & batteries
  • Lightweight thermal gloves
  • Small padlock to lock trek bag
  • Underwear (4)
  • Basic First Aid Kit (see First Aid Medicine below)
  • Waterproof shell jacket (preferably breathable fabric)
  • Plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
  • Shorts (2)
  • Daypack (35-40 litres/2500-3000 cubic inches)
  • Lightweight cotton long trousers/pants
  • Camping mattress, eg thermarest pad
  • Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
  • Water bottles (2)
  • Sun hat or scarf
  • Toiletries
  • Warm fleece hat or light balaclava
  • Small wash towel
  • T-shirts (2)
  • Footwear appropriate to the trip
  • Thin, lightweight (inner socks) (4)
  • Waterproof shell trousers/pants (preferably breathable fabric)

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16 Dec,2019 DaysBooking Open$650
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Alexandra Lichfield, United Kingdom

Ghorepani poonhill Trek

First trip to Nepal organised by My Everest Trip. Met at airport after very long flight from UK by owner of company and transferred to a lovely hotel in centre of Kathmandu. Next day was spent exploring Kathmandu – had traditional Nepali lunch at a local cafe. Visited a few temples and sites of interest. Saw monkeys! Next day – early doors – transferred to Pokhora by tourist bus – a long but fascinating journey – with the assistance of our lovely guide and porter. Lots of toilet stops en-route. Hotel overnight at Pokhora – amazing!! From there we started the trek. I can’t easily explain the variety in this trek – from the landscapes to the food to the accommodation – all I can say is that it’s full of interest, beauty and well worth the effort. Thank you My Everest Trip for organising the seamless travel and accommodations. See you again!!
Geir Norway

Trekking with kids

Trekking with kids
We are a Norwegian family with 2 boys aged 8 and 10. We have been walking the mountains in Norway and Austria since the boys were very small. This year we wanted to do something very special with the kids.
We were curious about Nepal and started our research about the country. We soon realized there were so many companies to choose from. When travelling with kids you are extra cautious, really want to make the right decision when choosing company. For many days we read “about us” articles from many companies, and then we come across My Everest Trip. The company had existed for many years, the manager was not just a person in a suit doing business he was also a very experienced guide and they had very good reviews. I send him email and the next morning I wake up he already responded.
We decided to do the Ghorepani Poon Hill, this is very popular trek but suitable for kids and it gave us the opportunity the see Pokhara also and try paragliding.
Poon Hill was a good choice. Puru gave us very good guide and porters. The trek was good mix of beautiful nature and cultural experience. The kids were so happy, they quickly had good connection with the porters, developing they own way of communication. The sunrise from Poonhill was spectacular on a clear morning. The landscapes offering so much beauty, from the softness of the rhododendron forests to the roughness of the snow cowered mountains. It was fun to visit the Gurung cultural museum, as we try to teach our kids that people live in many different ways.
Doing this trek was very good family time and the service was great. Because we did not have to worry about anything we could just enjoy every minute of our journey.
We would like to thank Puru and his great team for a fantastic vacation in Nepal and we highly recommend My Everest Trip.
Best regards from Geir

Katrine Copenhagen, Denmark

Best Trek Ever

I had a wonderful time in Nepal and went trekking in the mountains with My Everest Trip. Everything worked perfectly for the 9 days Poon hill trip and the price was very good.

Alondra Mexico

Poonhill, Ghorepani trek

Doing a trek in Nepal has been one of the best experiences in my life. And I couldn’t choose a better agency than My Everest Trip. I don’t say this just because Puru and Ratna are really professionals, but also because they are very kind and generous people. I was very fortunate to have both of them as guides on two different trips and I could notice that both share that same philosophy of teaching you how to walk the road safely, quietly and happy. They are very patient and always try to take care of you.

Puru is the owner, he has a vast experience and he knows very well the treks and tours offered, in addition, he is always open to make the adjustments you need and takes care of you as much as possible. And all his team participate of this style. For my next treks I will not hesitate to hire their services.

vivek Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Amazing guide for an unforgettable trek

Puru guided my sister and I on a three-day trek to Poon Hill, on the Annapurna Range. I trek a lot, and this was hands down the best trekking experience of my life. We walked through incredible rain forests, hillside Buddhist temples in gorgeous villages accessible only by foot, and reached Poon Hill summit for an absolutely stunning view of the Himalayas. We met up with some other travelers along the way and became lifelong friends. Puru is an incredible guy who knows every inch of those trails, the type of thoughtful, well-mannered and genuine person who you can easily trust. He’s also a fun person who can show you a good time, which matters on those long trails. He even helped me get over my fear of leeches! We remain close friends to this day. I left Nepal knowing that I’ll someday come back, someday trek farther and higher, and that when I do, I’ll definitely call up Puru again. Happy trails!

Cristiano Italy

Poon Hill – Ghorepani trek with a very nice and professional guide

For us (3 people, of who 1 couple) it’s been a very nice trekking, which has fit our expectations and needs.
The guide, Ishwor, was special. Many thanks to him and to Puru for the very nice organization.
Just one little suggestion to improve the journey, if is possible to take a jeep from Pokhara to the trekking start point (and viceversa) it could be better for the state of the road, also if are needed some dollars more.

Excellent

It was my first trekking tour experience and even if at the beginning of the first day it seemed to be a mission impossible for me, thanks to our special guide Ishwor, everything went great!!! Ishwor has a big experience in Poon Hill Trekking and he’s a really kind and professional guy; he takes care about us for every our request.

Luya Georgia

NEPAL: Never Ending Peace And Love

Nepal is a great place to visit at least once in a life time!
Most people there are friendly, kind and helpful. The terrain is diversely different from the Southern National Forest of Chitwan National Park to the valley and river along the way from Chitwan to Pokhara and of course, to the mountain ranges in the North. And so is the diversity of the weather in the mountain area, it could be bright & sunny in the morning turning into overcast, dark clouds, rain, heavy rain, and then hail storm in the mountains. We were blessed to only have a relatively light and short taste of hail storm in 2 of the late afternoons. This is also the interesting part to experience quite the extremes all within the same day.
We also love seeing the different trees, flowers, insects, animals, kids, rock sediments, …
Besides enjoying the nature there, we had also visited several World Heritage Sites and were even in time to experience the Holi Festival. There were also opportunities to visit orphanages and meet interesting people from around the world along the way.
We were grateful to have great guides arranged for our journeys. We had a young but knowledgeable and wise tour guide in Chitwan to show us around patiently and took us to bird watching early in the morning. Our trekking guide, Mr. Puru Thapaliya, was also a wonderful and experienced trekker, he was even kind enough to cook for us lest letting us starve. Without him, I wouldn’t be able to reach Poonhill.
For a one of a kind experience, thanks again!
NEPAL:
Never
Ending
Peace
And
Love

Keithrafael Fairfax, California

Outstanding guide!

Puru was a fantastic guide! Knowledgeable, friendly, and extremely helpful. He had lots of good ideas, but was also flexible to meet our needs. He even went above and beyond to arrange additional travel for us. Anyone would be lucky to have him as a guide while trekking.

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Package Summary

Package Includes:
  • Witness the beautiful sunrise and breathtaking panorama views of The Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayas range.
  • Experience the culture, tradition and people residing in the classic mountain villages.
  • Walk through Rhododendron, Oak, Pine and Bamboo forests.
  • Enjoy the hospitality of the major Gurung and Magar people.
Package Price USD $650
- Based on 9 Reviews

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