• Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Trip Overview

Trip at-a- Glance

  •    Country: Nepal
  •    Trip grade: Easy
  •    Destination: Nepal
  •    Activities: Nepal Trekking
  •    Accommodation: Stander hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Tea houses during the trek.
  •    Meals: Breakfast in Kathmandu and Pokhara. 3 meals during the trek
  •    Maximum altitude: 3210m
  •    Group size: 1-12
  •    Best Season: Sept. - Nov. and March - May

Ghorepani Poon Hill, situated in the Western part of Pokhara in Annapurna Region, is famous for short treks. The maximum altitude of Poon Hill is 3210 which offers the picturesque view of the amazing Annapurna mountain ranges as the Annapurna I, II, III, the Gangapurna, the Nilgiri Himalaya, the Machapuchhre Himal, the Dhaulagiri Mountain, etc. This Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking starts from the Nayapul of Pokhara city and ends here. The quiet ambience of the Pokhara city and the whole trail to Ghorepani Poon Hill mesmerizes the trekkers. The trekking trail to Ghorepani and Poon Hill are embellished with the rhododendron trees and the alpine vegetation of the juniper and cedar. The chirping sounds of the birds give pleasant musical surroundings to the trekkers. The beautiful hamlets of the local Gurungs and Magars, the beautiful terraced paddy fields, the amazing landscapes of the Ghorepani Poon Hill are the main attractions.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is a short journey of the whole lifetime that is worthy enough. The enthralling lush vegetation, cool breezes from the Annapurna massifs, the bouncy rivers, the bluish-green lakes, and the eye-soothing view of the Sunrise is the boon of the nature to enjoy to the trekkers. The monasteries, bihars, gumbas and the chaityas are so splendid throughout the trails to the Ghorepani Poon Hill that gives the spiritual feelings. The colorful prayer flags are present all over the monasteries. During the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking, the trekkers feel joyous and comfort due to the jovial nature of the local Gurungs and Magars. Their friendly behavior eases the trekkers and lets them enjoy the unique lifestyles of the locals. Trekking to Ghorepani Poon Hill has become popular not only among the foreign trekkers but also the national tourists, especially among the young generations. This trekking is short and fantastic and much enjoyable.

The best time to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is during the spring but any season is feasible for the trekkers. The main attraction is the adorable Sunrise and Sunset view from the snowy peaks of the Annapurna ranges. The golden cascade of the mountains of the Annapurna massifs gives the heavenly sight to the trekkers. Spending 5-6 days is the usual duration of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking but extending the duration will let the trekkers endeavor the real beauty of the Ghorepani Poon Hill. The ebullient serpentine rivers flowing from the snowy peaks are simply awesome. The spectacular valleys are provocative to the trekkers. Any novice trekkers or those with mild physical endurance can go for this Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking. There are no any limitations for this short trekking. Anyone can have the enormous wonderful experience of the Ghorepani Poon Hill. The beguiling charisma of the Ghorepani Poon Hill is itself a boon to the trekkers to experience the heavenly feeling to be at the foothills of the Annapurna massifs. Hire the team of Step On Himalaya to let you explore the real charm of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking and enjoy the best services provided.

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

Day 2: Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

Day 3: Day 03 : Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara –6 to 7 hours drive

Day 4: Day 04 : 30 minutes-Drive to Nayapul then Trek to Tikhedhunga (1500m) – 3 to 4 hours walk

Day 5: Day 05 : Trek to Ghorepani (2826m) from Tikhedhunga – 6 Hours walk

Day 6: Day 06 : A short Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2721m) – 6 hours

Day 7: Day 07 : Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk Village – 3 hours walk

Day 8: Day 08 : Trek from Ghandruk Village to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara – 7 Hours walk and 1:30m drive

Day 9: Day 09 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu – 6 to 7 Hours

Day 10: Day 10 : Depart from Kathmandu

Detail Itinerary

Day 01 : Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to Hotel

You will be greeted by our representative of Step On Himalaya at Tribhuwan International Airport and then escorted in a private vehicle to the designated hotel in Kathmandu. You will be briefed about the entire program once you settled down.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: n/a

Day 02 : Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing Tour

After breakfast, you will be taken to the different cultural and historical heritage of Kathmandu valley in a private vehicle to maintain your comfort zone. The main places are the historical Kathmandu Durbar Square, the famous Monkey temple – Swayambhunath, the oldest Buddhist shrine – Boudhanath stupa and the holy Hindu temple of Lord Shiva – Pashupatinath.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 03 : Early morning drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara –6 to 7 hours drive

You have to reach the Bus station by 7 am to catch the bus leaving for Pokhara. After an early morning breakfast, you will take the tourist coach following the Prithivi Highway to Pokhara. The drive will be for about 6 – 7 hours. The sceneries of the typical villages in the green hills, the unique terrace farming, and the jungles filled with rhododendron, oak, juniper, etc. and the free-flowing river alongside the road will enchant you. Pokhara is famous as the tourist hub and the second largest city of Nepal.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 04 : 30 minutes-Drive to Nayapul then Trek to Tikhedhunga (1500m) – 3 to 4 hours walk

You will start trekking today from Nayapul towards Tikhedhunga. From the hotel, you will drive for about 30 minutes to reach Nayapul and then the real walk begins. Fishtail and Annapurna himals are clearly visible on the way. As soon as you reach Nayapul, get set ready to walk following the Trail of Modi River crossing several settlements like Birethanti, Ram Ghai, Sudame, etc. En-route to Tikhedhunga, you can enjoy the green surroundings, terraced lands, friendly local people and the Nepalese food. Overnight stay at Tikhedhunga.

Accommodation: Tea house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 05 : Trek to Ghorepani (2826m) from Tikhedhunga – 6 Hours walk

After breakfast, get ready to hike up towards Ghorepani. It is a steep trail up to Ulleri from where amazing views of Mt. Annapurna South can be seen. As you continue the trek, you will get into the dense forests of Rhododendron crossing small rivulets. Lunch stop-by at Nangethanti village. After having the lunch, you will again start walking up towards Ghorepani village for the overnight stay.

Accommodation: Tea house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 06 : A short Hike to Poon Hill (3210m) and Trek to Tadapani (2721m) – 6 hours

Poon hill is one of the best vintage points of Annapurna region from where you can enjoy the best sunrise view. So you will have to rise very early not to miss the chance to see the mesmerizing sight of sun rays falling over the giant Annapurna range. From Tikhedhunga, it will take about an hour to reach the Poon hill viewpoint. The snowy peaks are Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South, Tukuche, Nilgiri, Varaha Shikhar, Dhaulagiri and Lamjung Himal.

After spending some time in Ghorepani, you will return back to the hotel for breakfast and then descend to Tadapani village.

Accommodation: Tea house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 07 : Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk Village – 3 hours walk

You can start late as the walk from Tadapani to Ghandruk is an easy trail. As it is about 3 hours walk, you can explore the amazing natural beauty of Ghandruk. You will pass via forests. If you are lucky, you can encounter the monkeys. You can arrive at Ghandruk and then have a visit to the Gurung Museum. Ghandruk is very clean and gorgeous settlement. It is usually advisable not to walk alone alongside the trail. Overnight stay at Ghandruk Village.

Accommodation: Tea house

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 08 : Trek from Ghandruk Village to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara – 7 Hours walk and 1:30m drive

After an early morning breakfast, you will start walking from Ghandruk Village via fields. You will arrive at the newly built road to Nayapul by following the trail following the Modi River. You will catch a car to Pokhara from Napaypul. Upon arriving at Pokhara, you can walk around the Pokhara city and enjoy the evening walk nearby the Phewa Lake. Overnight stay at Pokhara city.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 09 : Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu – 6 to 7 Hours

You will drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu after eating breakfast at around 7:00 am. Enjoying the amazing sceneries, you will reach Kathmandu by 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Overnight stay at Kathmandu.

Accommodation: Hotel

Meal: Breakfast

Day 10 : Depart from Kathmandu

Today is the end of the trip of Ghorepani Trek. If any extension is desired, please feel free to inform us. If not, you will be taken to the Kathmandu Airport at least 3 hours before your check in for the flight.

Meal: Breakfast

Cost Details

What is included?

  • Pick up and Drop services from and to the Airport in a private transport
  • Hotel accommodation in twin sharing basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by private transport
  • Accommodation at Teahouses/Guesthouses/Lodges during the trek
  • Meals as mentioned in the Itinerary
  • Experienced, Government Licensed, English speaking Guide
  • Porter (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Salary, Insurance, Food, and Accommodation of the staff
  • All the documentation, trekking permits, TIMs
  • All the local and government taxes

What is not included?

  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee
  • International Airfare
  • Extra luggage/baggage charges
  • Extended stay
  • Emergency Evacuation charge
  • Medical and Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses like beverages, phone bills, internet bills, hot showers, etc.
  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Any other cost out of “What is Included” section or not mentioned in the provided Itinerary
  • Tips for the staff
FROM US

* All Inclusive Price.

$785

$975

10 days

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