Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Duration: 10 Days5/5(1 review)
At a Glance
  • Duration 10 Days
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Destination Nepal
  • Start/End Kathmandu/Kathmandu
  • Group Size 1-14
  • Max. Altitude 3210m

Highlights

  • A 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 Overview

"Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking 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. A lifetime journey amidst verdant forests and snow-capped western Himalayan mountains."

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a short trek in the Annapurna region. This trek explores the lush rhododendron forests of the Annapurna Conservation Area, remote settlements, and hidden waterfalls perched on hills. Ghorepani Poon hill trek is very much loved by the trekkers because of its gentle trail and breathtaking mountain panoramas. The Ghorepani Poon hill trekking 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.

Our Ghorepani Poon hill trek itinerary is well designed to let you experience the finest trekking in the Himalayas. It is a 10 days trek that welcomes people of all ages. So, you can do Poon hill trekking with your kids and the whole family. Located near Pokhara, the city of lakes, the Ghorepani trek begins at Nayapul, which is a one-hour drive from the city. No previous trekking experience is needed to join this trek. 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 Poon hill trekking. Just get in touch with 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 trek itinerary and extend the trek to the Annapurna base camp.

Major attractions of Ghorepani Poon hill trek

A short comfortable trek with most of the modern facilities

Ghorepani Poon hill trek is an easy trek and one of the best family treks 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 trail passes through dense forests and crosses thrilling suspension bridges on the way. Likewise, you'll walk by beautiful waterfalls and terraced fields. You may also come across yaks and mules on the trail.

Spend nights in beautiful villages and get to see the lifestyle of the locals

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). People of different communities such as Brahmin, Chhetri, Magar, Gurung, etc reside in these villages. The daily lifestyle of the mountain people, along with their culture & tradition, will grab your attention.

The locals are very friendly 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 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 get prominent and clear as the trek progresses. The 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), Tukuche peak (6,920 m), etc. Similarly, the landscape changes with every bend in the trail.

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu

We have a guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu. One of our friendly guides will accompany you during the sightseeing of monuments. We'll use a private vehicle to commute between the historical sites. There are many places and monuments to look at 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. You'll learn a lot about Nepal's history, culture, art, and architecture on this tour.

Unwind at the shore of Phewa Lake in Pokhara

You'll enjoy two nights in Pokhara on this trek. We'll book a nice hotel for your overnight stay in Lakeside, which is 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 Poon hill trail not being challenging as other famous treks like the Langtang valley trek and Everest panorama 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 have an easy time spending nights in the lodges and get a wide variety of dishes on the menu. This is one of the main reasons that makes Ghorepani Poon hill trekking very approachable for all kinds of trekkers. Then our expert team will be there with you all the time to support you and make sure 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 trekking. 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, that focus is on building your stamina and core body strength. Also, meet your doctor once and get to know about altitude sickness.

These are some other beginner-friendly trekking packages that you can check out Khopra Danda trek, Chisapani Nagarkot trek, and Helambu trekking.

Itinerary

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

The offered is the best itinerary for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, however, we also have another program for those who have limited days. The 3 days short Poon hill Trek and 4-day Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek are other popular itinerary for the Ghorepani trek.

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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As your arrival time in Kathmandu is not fixed, we keep this day free. Our airport representative will pick you up from the Tribhuvan International Airport and escort you to the hotel. Relax in the hotel and later join us for a welcome dinner in the late evening.

  • AccommodationHotel
  • Max. Altitude1345

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

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

After the tour ends, take a rest and later meet with the trek guide. We have some discussions about the trek and end the day preparing, packing & purchasing 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 to 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 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 from today onwards but first, we take a short hour-long drive to Nayapul. It is 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 that go all the way up 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 here, we continue ascending towards Ghorepani village. From here, we get to see stunning views of 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 all around us 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. We walk through dense forests and pass by Bhaisi Kharka to reach Ghnadruk. The route offers uninterrupted views of the Annapurna range and picturesque mountain villages. Some of the mountains we can see while trekking is Annapurna South, Himchuli, and Fishtail.

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

Our last day of the trek descends to Nayapul. The trail has a gentle pace and goes through lush forests. On the way, pass by villages like, Kimche, Syauli Bazar, and Birethanti. From Nayapul, we take a one-hour drive back to Pokhara.

Enjoy the day relaxing in your hotel and spending time around Phewa Lake. Do shopping in 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. We drop you at the hotel once we reach Kathmandu. You'll have late afternoon and the entire night to yourself. The team meets you over the farewell dinner for the last time to celebrate.

  • 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.

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Inclusions

  • Airport Transfers
  • 3 night hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Sightseeing tour in Kathmandu as per the itinerary
  • 2 night hotel 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 (1 porter for 2 peoples)
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter
  • Arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets if necessary

Exclusions

  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Your 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 on second day
  • Tips for the guide and porters
  • Anything not mentioned in included section

Essential Info

Permits for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

You need some permits to trek on Ghorepani Poon Hill. You are required to have 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, autumn (from mid-September till mid-December) and spring (from the beginning of March until May end) are the best time.

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 an altitude of 3210m above sea level on this trek. You do not need to have previous trekking experience. However, you need good health and a strong desire and stamina to complete the hiking with positive thoughts.

Accommodation on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

We provide a 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, and some of them are very basic, and a sense of adventure is necessary.

Hotels to be provided:

  •    Hotel in Kathmandu: Hotel Samsara Resort: 3 nights
  •    Hotel in Pokhara: Hotel splendid view: 2 nights
  •    Hotel on Trek: Simple Mountain lodge: 4 nights

Notes:

  • If the above hotel is not available, we provide other similar hotels.
  • Accommodation will be on double/twin share (triple share available in most places).Hotel upgrade in Kathmandu and Pokhara is available. There are luxury 4 & 5-star hotels 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, 5 lunches, and 5 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 stay overnight, and lunch at the lodge is available along the trail. The guide will stop and provide lunch at lunchtime.

You can find a wide variety of Nepali and Western meals on this trail. However, Nepali set meals (Dal Bhat is available everywhere). The drinks like coffee, tea, milk, soft drinks, beer, etc... are also available in all places and 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 use the medicine and drink, or you have the option to buy bottled or boiled/safe water to drink.

Extra night hotel pre or post the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Extra night hotel in Kathmandu pre- or post-trek is available. Let us know if you arrive earlier or stay in Nepal later than the scheduled date. We can book the extra nights as per your need.

Transportation on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

We provide a private vehicle for airport transfers and tours in Kathmandu and tourist buses for Kathmandu- Pokhara – Kathmandu. However, you have options to drive by private car/jeep from Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu or a short flight from Kathmandu – to Pokhara - to Kathmandu.

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

Children on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Children are allowed on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. However, they should be healthy and fit enough to complete the trekking. The Ghorepani Poon hill Trek is child friendly and one of the best trekking in Nepal for children and students.

However, We at Outfitter Himalaya allowed only ten or above children to join our group trek. And, if you are planning a trek with children under ten years.

We suggest you do the private Trek without other strangers as different people may have different trekking paces. So, you do the private trekking, then the children get extra care and can trek at their pace.

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-days itinerary. If you have limited days for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, we can customize/shorten the trekking for 3-day Poon hill Trek or 4 days Ghorepani-Ghandruk Trek from 5 days.

You need to walk a little more each day for sure when the itinerary is shorter. So, if you can walk some more hours, we can arrange the 3 Days itinerary or 4 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 are looking for a little longer trekking adventure, then the 14 Days Annapurna Base camp Trek with Ghorepani is perfect for you.

Extra tours/activities on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Yes, 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.

Furthermore, if you have some extra days, you can add on Chitwan Jungle Safari Tour from Pokhara or extend your holidays to other countries such as Tibet Lhasa Tour in Tibet or Bhutan Tour in Bhutan.

Travel insurance for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

We strongly recommend you buy travel insurance that covers many things. Such as rescue in case of a serious sickness or injury while on Trek. We do everything to make a successful trek. However, there is always some risk on a mountain trek, and the evacuation by helicopter in Nepal is expensive. So, it is always better to be safe and covered by insurance.

FAQs

  • Q1. How difficult is the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

    The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an introduction trekking that is suitable for all aged travellers to the great wonders of the Annapurna Region. It is considered to be one of the easiest treks in Nepal compared to the other high Himalayan treks in Nepal. However, it can be difficult for those have never experienced the trekking in the Himalayas of Nepal.

    The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is family-friendly treks in Nepal and doable in short time. The Ghorpeani Poon hill Trek can be done in 2 day, 3 days 4 days and five days which depend on time and ability/fitness.

    Even though, The Ghorepani-Poon hill Trek is an easy trek, you should be moderately fit as you are stilling trekking through the Himalayas of Nepal.

  • You will not be trekking in the most extreme conditions when you go on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, and you reach a maximum altitude of 3210 meters above sea level.

    So, it is possible to do the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek throughout the year, but the months from March to May and September to December are the most popular and best seasons. The weather conditions and Himalayan views are crystal clear during those months, and the trek is possible for the rest of the months too.

  • 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 high Himalayan trekking where there is always risk of Mountain sickness, which is not in this trek.

  • There are not any treks in Nepal that offers you the Himalaya 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 is 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 and ensure a safe trip in the remote Himalayas. We have been organizing this specific trek for many years, so we are very confident in our service. You'll, of course, get the reasonable Ghorpeapni Poon hill price with us.

    Likewise, you'll not face any hidden charges. Our airport team will take care of your airport pick-up and drop-off as per the itinerary. You'll have no hard time in Nepal while traveling with us.

Client Reviews

  • 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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