Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Duration: 10 Days5/5(2 reviews)
At a Glance
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End KTM/KTM
  • Group Size 1-12
  • Max. Altitude 3210

Highlights

  • Ghorepani Poon Hill is the perfect Trek for trekkers looking for a short trek in Nepal
  • Family-friendly Trek; also ideal for all ages of trekkers
  • Trek in the lower Annapurna region through lush rhododendron forests
  • Spend the nights in beautiful villages and get to meet with people from different communities
  • Come across many flora & fauna along the trail
  • You will trek by beautiful waterfalls and rivers
  • Witness gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill with stunning mountain views
  • Get to see the western Himalayan mountains through the Trek
  • Explore Kathmandu and Pokhara, two major cities in Nepal

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a perfect short trek in Nepal that not only lets you experience what it is like trekking in the Himalayas but also takes you across humble & welcoming local communities. Ghorepani-Poon Hill hiking is a lifetime journey amidst verdant forests and snow-capped western Himalayan Mountains.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trip is a short trek in the Annapurna region. This Hiking holiday explores the lush rhododendron forests of the Annapurna Conservation Area, remote settlements, and hidden waterfalls perched on hills.

Trekkers very much love the Ghorepani Poon Hill trip because of its gentle trail and breathtaking mountain panoramas. The Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking Itinerary serves best for anyone looking for a short trek in Nepal. It is a slow journey. You get to relive every moment during the Trek.

The Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek itinerary is well-designed to let you experience the finest trekking in the Himalayas. It is a 10-day program that welcomes people of all ages. So, you can do the Ghorepani Poon hill trek with your kids and the whole family.

Located near Pokhara, the city of lakes, the Ghorepani Poon hill trek begins at Nayapul, which is a one-hour drive from the city. You only have to be healthy and can walk 5 to 6 hours a day.

If you are already in Pokhara, then you can also join our Ghorepani-Ghandruk or Short Poon Hill Trek. Just contact us and let us know when you want to depart.

Our team will arrange everything for you and your group. You can also customize our Ghorepani Poon Hill itinerary and extend the Trek to the Annapurna base camp.

Ghorepani Poon Hill is a short, comfortable trek with most of the modern facilities.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking holiday is an easy trek and one of the best family-friendly trek programs in Nepal. The trail is well made and has all the necessary facilities that make the trekking pleasant.

The terrain is doable for any fit individual to join. With gentle walking, there are a few adventurous sections too. You'll have the best time trekking to Poon Hill.

Adventurous trail regardless of gentle pace

Even though we say Poon Hill is an easy trek, the trail has its fair share of ascends and descends. There are a few steep and rough paths. You have to climb a long rocky staircase.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trail passes through dense forests and crosses thrilling suspension bridges. Likewise, you'll walk by beautiful waterfalls and terraced fields. You may also encounter yaks and mules on the trail.

Spend nights in beautiful villages and see the locals' lifestyle.

Our Ghorepani Poon hill trek itinerary has stopovers in beautiful villages like Tikhedhunga (1,580 m), Ghorepani (2,860 m), Tadapani (2,610 m), and Ghandruk (1,940 m).

These villages house people from different communities, such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Magar, and Gurung. The daily lifestyle of the mountain people, along with their culture and tradition, will grab your attention.

The locals are amiable and hospitable. You get to spend time with them and interact with them. Likewise, all the villages will welcome you with outstanding scenery.

Catch gorgeous sunrise from Poon Hill.

Poon Hill is a hill station located 270 km west of Kathmandu. It takes 2 to 3 days of walking from Pokhara to reach Poon Hill. Poon Hill is situated at 3,210 m and is a famous viewpoint in the lower Annapurna region.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek route to this viewpoint offers an impressive walk, so travelers love the trail. From Poon Hill, you'll get to see one of the most heartwarming sunrises, along with a stretching view of the western Himalayan Mountains.

Witness snow-capped mountains throughout the trail and diverse landscapes.

From day one of the Poon Hill trekking, you get to witness a glimpse of snow-capped mountains. The mountain views gradually become prominent and more apparent as the Trek progresses.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offers numerous views of hills and mountains like Annapurna I (8,091 m), Annapurna South (7,219 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Fishtail (6,993 m), Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Gangapurna (7,455 m), Dhampus Peak (6,012 m), and Tukuche peak (6,920 m). Similarly, the landscape changes with every bend in the trail.

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu.

We offer a guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. One of our friendly guides will accompany you to the monuments. We'll use a private vehicle to commute between the historical sites. There are many places and monuments to see around Kathmandu, and covering all of them in one day is not possible.

So, in this guided tour, we'll take you to four UNESCO World Heritage Sites- Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhnath Stupa, Kathmandu Durbar Square, and Swayambhunath.

All of these monuments have a great history and historical importance to Nepalese. This tour teaches you a lot about Nepal's history, culture, art, and architecture.

Unwind at the Shore of Phewa Lake in Pokhara

On this Trek, you'll spend two nights in Pokhara. We'll book a nice hotel in Lakeside, like Thamel of Pokhara.

Therefore, you'll have all the time to spend the evenings exploring the Lakeside Market and unwind at Phewa Lake. You can go boating on the lake and catch soothing sunsets.

Ghorepani Poon hill trek difficulty

Regardless of the Ghorepani Poon hill trail not being challenging as other famous treks like the Langtang Circuit trek and Everest Base Camp trek, you'll have an adventurous venture through the wilderness of the Annapurnas.

Along the way, you'll be walking on many uphill paths and stone staircases, which may get exhausting for beginner trekkers. Likewise, it's a remote trek and has its limitations.

Because the trail is popular, it has sufficient tourist infrastructure. So, you'll easily spend nights in the lodges and enjoy a wide variety of dishes on the menu.

Our expert team will always support you and ensure the Trek goes smoothly.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek preparation

You do not have to do anything special or advance to get your body ready for the Ghorepani Poon Hill adventure. Daily 3 to 4 hours of the walk for a few weeks before the Trek begins will be sufficient.

You can also do a few day hikes. If you go to the gym and exercise regularly, your focus is on building your stamina and core body strength. Also, meet your doctor once and learn about altitude sickness.

Permits for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

You need some permits to trek on Ghorepani Poon Hill. You are required to have an Annapurna conservation area entry and TIM's permit. We at Outfitter Himalaya apply and get these permits once you book Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with us.

Best Time for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is available and doable throughout the year. However, the best times are autumn (from mid-September till mid-December) and spring (from the beginning of March until May end).

Fitness for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

A moderate level of fitness is required with daily walking/trekking from between 3 hours to 8 hours for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. You will reach 3210m above sea level on this Trek.

You do not need to have previous trekking experience. However, it would help if you had good health, a strong desire, and stamina to complete the hiking with positive thoughts.

Accommodation on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

We provide a three-star hotel for five nights (3 nights in Kathmandu and two nights in Pokhara) and simple lodge/teahouse accommodation for the rest of the four nights on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

The rooms are basic, normally just a bed with a pillow and blankets, on available lodges. Some of them are very basic, and a sense of adventure is necessary.

Notes:

  • Accommodation will be on double/twin share (triple share available in most places). Hotel upgrades in Kathmandu and Pokhara are available. Luxury 4 & 5-star hotels are available in these cities.
  • So, let us know if you want to upgrade the hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara.

Meals & Drinks on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

A total of 19 meals (9 breakfasts, five lunches, and five dinners) are included in our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek package.

These meals are taken in lodges. Breakfasts and dinners are served at the lodge, where overnight and lunch at the lodge stays are available along the trail. The guide will stop and provide lunch at lunchtime.

On this trail, you can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western meals. However, Nepali set meals are available everywhere (Dal Bhat is available everywhere). Drinks like coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, beer, etc., are also available everywhere. Note that these drinks are not included in our price.

We suggest you bring water purification pills/medicine while coming for the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek since you can have normal water for free. You can use the medicine and drink it or buy bottled or boiled/safe water to drink.

Transportation on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

We provide private vehicles for airport transfers and tours in Kathmandu and tourist buses for Kathmandu—Pokhara—Kathmandu.

However, you can drive by private car/jeep from Kathmandu to Pokhara or take a short flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Please let us know if you want to upgrade the modes of transport to private or flights.

You'll Experience

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Itinerary

Find the day-to-day itinerary of the Ghorepani Poon hill trek for ten days. The 10-day itinerary of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is inclusive of your arrival & departure days, a day tour in Kathmandu, and travel days between Kathmandu and Pokhara.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek program is customizable as per your needs and requirements, So feel free to contact us any time with your interests and time frame.

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Our airport representative will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to the hotel.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

Today, we have a full day in Kathmandu. We will take this opportunity to visit some historical sites that offer great insights into Nepali culture, art, and history. The tour will be guided, and one of our friendly tour guides will keep you company.

Some of the places we may visit during the tour are Syambhunath, Boudhnath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Kathmandu Durbar Square.

After the tour ends, rest and meet with the trek guide later. We will discuss the Trek and end the day by preparing, packing, and purchasing the needed trekking gear.

  • MealsB
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

We travel to Pokhara today. It is another big, beautiful city and gateway to the Annapurna region. We leave the hotel in the morning between 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM and begin driving in a comfortable tourist vehicle. The route is phenomenal and packed with gorgeous green hills, rivers, terraced fields, waterfalls, and small settlement areas.

We drop you at the hotel in Pokhara. Your hotel will be around Phewa Lake so that you can explore the area in the evening. Likewise, visit the bustling Lakeside Market area and enjoy the night.

  • MealsB
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude830

Our Trek begins today, but first, we take a short hour-long drive to Nayapul, the starting point of the Trek. From here, we begin walking along the banks of the Modi Khola and reach Birethanti (1,015 m).

We continue trekking and pass by a village before walking along the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The route ascends to Hile (1,495 m), and after a short climb from here, we reach Tikhedhunga.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude1540

The trail crosses a suspension bridge near Tikhedhunga and steeply ascends on stone staircases to the lovely Ulleri village (2,080 m). We then walk by pastures and terraced fields. Further, we cross two streams and climb to Nangethanti.

After a short lunch break, we continue ascending towards Ghorepani village. From here, we see stunning views of the Annapurna Range, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, and other mountains.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude2860

We'll be touching the highest point of the journey this day, Poon Hill (3,210 m). From Ghorepani, we follow a rough track that leads to the famous Poon Hill vantage point.

Upon reaching the top, we can see sensational snow-capped mountains with a gorgeous sunrise. Retracing the trail, we drop at Ghorepani village and continue the Trek to Tadapani after having breakfast.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude3210

It's a short and easy walk between Tadapani and Ghandruk. To reach Ghnadruk, we walk through dense forests and pass by Bhaisi Kharka.

The route offers uninterrupted views of the Annapurna range and picturesque mountain villages. Some of the mountains we can see while trekking are Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Fishtail.

  • MealsB, L, D
  • AccommodationGuest House
  • Max. Altitude1940

On our last day of the Trek, we descend to Nayapul. The trail is gentle and passes through lush forests.

On the way, we pass by villages like Kimche, Syauli Bazar, and Birethanti. From Nayapul, we drive one hour back to Pokhara.

Enjoy the day relaxing in your hotel and spending time around Phewa Lake. Shop at the Lakeside Market and end the day with a delicious dinner, enjoying a lovely sunset (if you fancy it).

  • MealsB, L
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude830

We drive back to Kathmandu today. The drive will be the same as before, comfortable and scenic. Once we reach Kathmandu, we drop you off at the hotel.

You'll have late afternoon and the entire night to yourself. The team will meet you at the farewell dinner to celebrate one last time.

  • MealsB
  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

Pack your luggage and get ready to leave your hotel three hours before your flight departure time. Our airport representative will drop you at the airport.

  • MealsB

Is the offered itinerary not suitable for you?

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Inclusions

  • Airport Transfers
  • 3 night Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu
  • 2 night Accommodation in Pokhara including breakfast
  • 4 night accommodation in lodge/tea house on trek
  • Meals during the trek with hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • Conservation entry permits & TIMS permit
  • Ground transportation from Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu by Tourist bus
  • A Guide and porters (A Porter for every two trekkers)
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porters
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service ( Paid by travel insurance company)
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets if necessary and return after the trek
  • Seasonal fruits after dinner while on trek
  • Company T-shirt and Trekking map
  • A farewell dinner
  • Official expensess and service charge

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Meals (lunch & dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara)
  • Your personal expenses, drink water, hot and cold drinks & bar bills
  • Laundry, telephone, hot shower & internet charge
  • Entrances fees while visit Kathmandu
  • Tips for the guide and porters
  • Anything not mentioned in included section

Add-Ons & Options

Single Traveller Supplement

  • For solo travelers, a mandatory single supplement cost of US $150.00 applies on a group trek.

Skip the long drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

  • You can skip the long drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by upgrading 30-minute flight at US $120.00

Skip the long drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu.

  • You can skip the long drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by upgrading 30-minute flight at US $120.00

Extend to Chitwan National Park

You can extend your trip to Chitwan National Park at US $250.00 per person. We have two night-day three-day tours in Chitwan National Park, and the Itinerary for the extension will be as follows:

  • Day 09: Travel from Pokhara to Chitwan
  • Day 10: Full-Day Jungle Activities
  • Day 11: Travel from Chiwan to Kathmandu
  • Day 12: Transfer to the airport to fly home

The Chitwan extension includes

  • Transfer from Pokhara to Chitwan and from Chitwan to Kathmandu
  • Two nights' accommodation
  • Six meals (2 breakfasts, 2 Lunches, and 2 Dinners)
  • Jungle Activities- Jeep safari, canoe ride trip, Jungle Walking and cultural program

Group Departures

Availability and Booking

We at Outfitter Himalaya offer both private and small group treks to Ghorepani Poon Hill. Our small group trek size is from 1 to 12 people. We run the trip even for single if we do not get more people on our fixed dates. Find the list of the dates and select your date and book.

If the fixed dates do not match your date or you prefer to do a private trek, check availability. We will contact you within 24 hours with the status, and you can proceed with booking.

Start DateEnd DatePriceStatus 
Start DateStarts: TuesdayJun 25, 2024End DateEnds: ThursdayJul 04, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$550StatusAvailable
Start DateStarts: SundayJun 30, 2024End DateEnds: TuesdayJul 09, 2024PricePrice Per PersonUS$550StatusAvailable

Essential Info

Shorten the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek to 3 or 4 Days

We can shorten the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. We have a 5-day trek included in this 10-day Itinerary.

If you have limited days for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, we can customize/shorten the trekking for a 3-day Poon Hill Trek or four-day Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek.

It would help if you walked a little more each day when the Itinerary is shorter. So, if you can walk for some more hours, we can arrange the 3 Days itinerary or four days itinerary for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

Extension of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek to ABC

We have another trekking program that covers Ghorepani Poon Hill and continues trekking to Annapurna Base Camp.

If you want a more extended trekking adventure, then the 14-Day Annapurna Base Camp Trek with Ghorepani is perfect.

Extra tours/activities on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

You can add a mountain flight tour on the morning of the second day and Trisuli River Rafting for 3 hours on day three while driving to Pokhara, and these activities do not need any extra days.

Travel insurance for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

We strongly recommend that you buy travel insurance that covers many things, such as rescue in case of severe sickness or injury while on a Trek. We do everything to make your Trek successful.

However, there is always some risk on a mountain trek, and evacuation by helicopter in Nepal is expensive. So, it is always better to be safe and covered by insurance.

FAQs

  • Q1. What are the best seasons for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

    The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an introduction trekking that is suitable for all aged travelers to the great wonders of the Annapurna Region.

    It is considered one of the easiest treks in Nepal compared to the other high Himalayan treks.

    However, it can be difficult for those who have never experienced trekking in the Himalayas.

    The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a family-friendly trek in Nepal and is doable in a short time. The Ghorpeani Poon Hill Trek is possible in 2 days, three days, four days, and five days which depend on time and ability/fitness.

    Even though The Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek is easy, you should be moderately fit, as you are still trekking through the Nepalese Himalayas.

  • The highest point of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is Poon Hill, and it is 3210 meters above sea level.

    Since Poon Hill lies at a lower altitude, there is no risk of Altitude Mountain Sickness. Being the trekking paradise, Nepal offers much higher Himalayan trekking where there is always the risk of Mountain sickness, which is not in this Trek.

  • There are no treks in Nepal that offer you the Himalayan experience and the best sunrises in a short time and for less money. The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an introductory trek to warm up for other great treks in Nepal, too.

    There are many different reasons for trekking up Poon Hill, but the most important are the famous sunrise from poon hill, the beautiful landscapes, and the culture & lifestyles of Magars and Gurungs.

  • We have the best Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek itinerary, ensuring a safe trip in the remote Himalayas.

    We have been organizing this specific Trek for many years and are very confident in our service. You'll, of course, get a reasonable Ghorpeapni Poon Hill price with us.

    Likewise, you'll not face any hidden charges. Our airport team will handle your airport pick-up and drop-off as per the Itinerary. You'll have a smooth time in Nepal while traveling with us.

Client Reviews

  • 5/5

    Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek with Outfitter

    Thanks to Outfitter, our 4-day Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek was awesome.

    The outfitter company was exceptionally good, from Airport Pickup to the last Drop-off.

    Everybody in the company is very customer minded. Starting in the office, but much more important our Guide, and assistant guides were exceptionally friendly, helpful and professional.

    Thanks guys!!!

    We definitely will be back for more!

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    AndreaFrom: Germany,Feb 01, 2023
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  • 5/5

    Go with Outfitter Himalaya for Ghorepani Poon Hill trek

    I went on a trip to Ghorepani Poon Hill Outfitter Himalaya and blown away. The planning and organization were superb. Though we were hiking every day, the company planned and scheduled our trip, so we could truly relax and take in the sights and landscape on our trek.

    We were on vacation, and we did not have to worry about any of the little details that go into organizing a trek. They were extremely professional and trustworthy.

    Highly recommended!

     

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    ErpilFrom: Singapore,Mar 24, 2022
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    Dear Erpil,

    Thank you for joining us for your Ghorepani Poon hill trek in Nepal and thank you for a great review about the Ghorepani trek with. Good to know that you are happy with the guide and all the services provided this day tour in Kathmandu.

    We wish you all the best and wish to serve you again.

    Have a good day.

    Arjun
    Outfitter Himalaya Holidays P. Ltd

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