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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – Best Mountain view, Sunrise & Sunset Trek

Most Popular Short Trek in Nepal – Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

Are you looking for a short and sweet trek in Nepal to be able to see high mountains in close range? Are you worried about altitude sickness during the hike up to the destination? If yes, then you don’t have to worry because here is Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, a perfect trek for you. The breathtaking mountain scenery of the whole Annapurna range, Nilgiri, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, (Fishtail) and Dhaulagiri (the seventh highest mountain peak in the world) and the diversity of flora and fauna will keep your head at peace during the ups and downs on the trail. The dramatic landscape will push you to click pictures of every moment during the Poon Hill hike (3210m).

 

MAIN ATTRACTION OF GHOREPANI POON HILL TREK

  • The Lake city Pokhara.
  • View of the world’s 7th and 10th highest Mountain peak.
  • Typical local villages.
  • Gurung and Magar culture.
  • Rhododendron flowers. (During spring season)
  • Popular sunrise and sunset viewpoint Poon Hill 3210m
  • And the trail to the amazing Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

 

GHOREPANI POON HILL TREKKING MAP

 

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This trek starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and next day short drive to Nayapul. Hiking trails pass through the terraced farmland, beautiful local villages, and blooming rhododendron forest. All this amazing experience to reach the top of Ghorepani (2874 m) and Poon Hill (3210 m).

Poon Hill Trek is the best trek for non-hikers who seek to get trekking experience in the Himalayas of Nepal. This trek is the junction point for Annapurna Base Camp TrekLower Mustang Trek and ending point for Annapurna Circuit Trek.

 

Best Time to do a Trek in Ghorepani Poon Hill

Spring: March, April, and May.

Autumn: September, October, and November:-

These two seasons are the best time to do this trek in Nepal because trekking trails are completely colorful due to different types of rhododendron flowers. In autumn, it’s all about the blue sky, green forest, and green landscape. So it is fair to say that usual spring and autumn are the perfect seasons to trek in Ghorepani Poon Hill.

Summer: June, July, and August:- The summer is not that favorable but you can still enjoy the trekking experience in Ghorepani, Ghandruk, and Ulleri village.

Winter: December, January, and February:- In winter, the weather condition is quite cold in Ghorepani and Poon Hill. Sometimes snow in Ghorepani & Poon Hill during the winter period can be problematic but the view of the gorgeous mountain peaks is absolutely amazing.

 

ACCOMMODATION

  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Lodge/ Guest House/ Tea House during the trek.

 

Undoubtedly, Poon Hill Trek is one of the easiest treks in Nepal. So for this trek no need to have any kind of training and physical fitness but needs to have good health conditions and ability to walk 5 to 6 hours each day to get Poon Hill 3210m.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Trek preparation.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara

Day 4: Pokhara to Nayapul by Jeep and trek to Tikhedhunga

Day 5: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

Day 6: Sunrise view from Poon Hill and trek to Ghandruk

Day 7: Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive Pokhara.

Day 8: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 9: Visit an Orphanage in Kathmandu

Day 10: fly back home.

Detail Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu.

Arrival at Kathmandu airport. Our team member will be greeting you and will arrange transportation to the Hotel.

 

Day 2: Trek preparation.

After breakfast, you will meet up with the guide and porters in the Hotel. One of our team members will brief you about the trek. This is the preparation day before the trek so if you need to buy anything please buy today. Overnight at Hotel and Breakfast included.

 

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Driving duration: 7 to 8 hours.

In the morning at 6:30 am, you will be picked up from your hotel and will be transferred at 7 am to Pokhara with 7-8 hours drive. This drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara is on a deluxe tourist bus. Driving to Pokhara from Kathmandu on the left side of Trisuli River looks quite scary sometimes. Trisuli river is one of the most popular rafting destinations in Nepal. You will reach Pokhara and check-in your hotel. In the afternoon, you will be able to visit Phewa Lake. Overnight at Hotel and Breakfast included.

 

Day 4: Pokhara to Nayapul drive and trek to Ulleri.

Driving duration: 2 hours
Walking duration: 4 to 5 hours

After breakfast in Pokhara, you will drive one and a half hour to Nayapul. Getting off at Nayapul, you will start to walk to Ulleri on the bank of Modi Khola at the first part till Birethanti. Birethanti, where your permit and TIMS card are checked by the official, is the official entry point of the Annapurna Conservation Area. You will follow the motor road until Hille. Sometimes traveling in the moving jeep makes your first day of walking quite unpleasant. After lunch in Hille, you have to climb 3500 steps to get in Ulleri. From Ulleri you can see the Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountain peak and dramatic landscapes. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse. Full board meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 5: Ulleri to Ghorepani.

Walking duration: 4 to 5 hours

You just climbed 90% of the 3500 steps so you still need to climb 10% today. This means you have to start climbing right away. Walking through the rainforest of Rhododendron and other plants keep your body cool and calm to get in Ghorepani. Ghore means Horse and Pani means Water in the Nepali language. Ghorepani is located on the elevation of 2880m, offering the spectacular view of Dhaulagiri range, Tukche, Dhampus, Annapurna South and more. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse. Full board meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 6: Sunrise view from Poon Hill and trek to Ghandruk.

Walking duration: 7 to 8 hours.

You will wake up early in the morning to set out on a hike to Poon Hill (3210m). Poon Hill is one of the most traveled places in Nepal because this place offers the best sunrise view in Nepal. From Poon Hill, you are going to encounter the Dhaulagiri range, Annapurna range, and Machhapuchhere mountain peaks and amazing landscapes and don’t miss the best sunrise view. After spending some time there, you will ascend to Ghorepani, pack your bags, eat breakfast and trek to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is also one of the must-visit places by internal and external tourist in Nepal. Overnight at Lodge/Guesthouse. Full board meal – Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner included.

 

Day 7: Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive Pokhara.

Walking duration: 5 hours.
Driving duration: 2 hours`.

Last day of walking. After breakfast, you will follow the trail to Nayapul as you mostly descend and drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at Hotel. Meal – Breakfast, and Lunch included.

 

Day 8: Drive back to Kathmandu.

Driving duration: 7 to 8 hours.

Drive back to Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus.

 

Day 9: Free day in Kathmandu or Visit in an Orphanage in Kathmandu.

This is the free, relaxing and shopping day in Kathmandu. If you wish to visit an orphanage, one of our members will take you there.

 

Day 10: fly back home.

Receive trekking achievement certificate and T-shirt as you depart to the airport.

Cost Includes

  All ground transportation Including Airport Pick and Drop.

√  4 Night Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast (2 nights before trek and 1 night after trek)

√  All entry fees (ACAP permit) (Poon Hill) and TIMS Card.

√  Kathmandu Pokhara by deluxe tourist Bus.

√  2 Night Hotel in Pokhara (1 night after the trek and 1 night before the trek)

√  An experienced trekking guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary, and meals.

  Pokhara to Nayapul / Birethanti by private transportation depending on group size (Car, Jeep, Hice, Bus)

√  Accommodation during the trek on a twin or three sharing basis on Lodge/Guest House.

√  Nayapul / Birethanti to Pokhara by private transportation depending on group size (Car, Jeep, Hice, Bus)

√  Pokhara to Kathmandu by deluxe tourist Bus.

Note:

1:  This price USD 320 is including all the transportation by private vehicle, hotel. Price can be different in a different situation.

2:  We do offer the all-inclusive package as well, for that you can send us an Email: jrntreks@gmail.com, Whatsapp/ Viber +9779813914320

 

Cost Excludes

×  International Flight

×  Major meals in Cities

×  Meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) drinks Tea, Coffee, etc.

×  Monuments entrance fees

×  All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks, etc.

×  Airport tax

×  Extra shower, battery recharge, WIFI and Internet laundry charge, etc.

×  Personal clothing and Trekking gears

×  Tips to guide and porter

×  Cost raised by cancelation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness, which are not under our control.

Equipments list

1: Trekking bag pack

2: Day Backpack

3: Warm Jacket

4: Warm Flees

5: One pair of quick dry T- Short

6: One Trouser

7: One pair Hiking paint

8: Glove and Hat

9: Head Light

10: Water Bottle

11: Sun Glass

12: Sleeping Bag

13: Trekking Pole

14 Personal medicine

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