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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – Popular Short Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Most Popular Short Trek in Nepal – Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 

Are you looking for a sweet and short trek in Nepal to see high mountains by close range? And worried about the altitude sickness during the trek? If yes then you don’t have to worry because here is Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek which is the perfect trip for you. The breathtaking mountain scenery of whole Annapurna range, Nilgiri, Himchuli Machhapuchere (Fishtail) and Dhaulagiri (the seven highest mountain peak) in the world. The diversity of flora and fauna will keep you silence during ups and down. The dramatic landscape will push you to click your photo device each and every moment during the hike up to Poon Hill 3210m.

 

MAIN ATTRACTION OF GHOREPANI POON HILL TREK

  • The Lake City Pokhara.
  • View of world 7th and 10th highest Mountain peak.
  • Typical Local Villages.
  • Gurung and Magar Culture.
  • Rhododendron Flowers. (In Spring)
  • Popular Sun Rise and Sun Set View Point Poon Hill. 3210m
  • A trail to the Amazing Annapurna Base Camp Trek.

 

GHOREPANI POON HILL TREKKING MAP

 

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This trek starts 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 to reach the top of the Ghorepani and Poon Hill.

 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the best trek for non-hikers who seek to have the trekking experience in the Himalaya of Nepal. This trek is the junction point for Annapurna Base Camp Trek,  Lower 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:- This two season is the best time to do this trek in Nepal. Because in spring trekking trails are completely colorful by different types of rhododendron flowers. And in autumn is blue sky, green forest, and green landscape. So that as usual spring and autumn is the perfect season to do a trek in Ghorepani Poon Hill. 
  • Summer: June, July, and August:- In the summer is not that good but still, you can enjoy the trekking experience in Ghorepani, Ghandruk, and Ulleri village.
  • Winter: December, January, and February:- In winter weather condition is quite cold in Ghorepani and Poon Hill. Sometimes snow in Ghorepani & Poon Hill during winter period but the view of the gorgeous mountain peaks are absolutely amazing.

 

TREKKING 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 Tikhedunga

Day 5: Tikhedunga 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 to home

 

Ghorepani 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.

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

 

Day 2: Trek preparation.

After breakfast, meet with Guide and Porters in the Hotel. One of our team member briefing 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 morning 6:30 am you will pick up from your hotel to tourist bus park and 7 am drive to Pokhara. Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara by deluxe tourist bus. Driving to Pokhara from Kathmandu on the left side of Trisuli River looks sometimes quite scary. Trisuli river is one of the most popular rafting destination in Nepal. Reach in Pokhara check in your hotel and afternoon 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 1 and half hour to Nayapul. Take off at Nayapul and start to walk to Ulleri on the bank of Modi Khola at the first part till Birethanti. Birethanti where your permit and TIMS card check by the official after that you officially entrance the Annapurna Conservation Area. Follow the motor road until Hille. Some time on the road running jeeps makes your first day of walking quite huhuhu. 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 3500 steps so you still need to climb 10% today, means you have to start with climbing. Walking through the rainforest of Rhododendron and other plants keep your body cool and charm to get in Ghorepani. Ghore means Horse and Pani means Water in Nepal 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.

Wake up early morning to hike 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 with the Dhaulagiri range, Annapurna range, and Machhapuchhere mountain peaks and amazing landscapes and don’t miss the best sunrise view. After spending some time at there you will ascend to Ghorepani, pack your bag, eat breakfast and trek to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is also one of the best 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 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 in an orphanage our one of the member will take you there.

 

Day 10: fly back to home

Receive trekking achievement certificate and T-shirt and departure to the airport.

Cost Includes

  1. All accommodation in hotels in cities
  2. All Ground transportation
  3. Kathmandu sightseeing with city tour guide
  4. Full board meal during the trekking
  5. Govt. trained guide and necessary no. of porters with their insurance, salary, and meals
  6. One cultural show and dinner
  7. All entry fees and TIMS permit
  8. All Domestic Flight according to Itinerary.

Cost Excludes

  1. International Flight
  2. Major meals in Cities
  3. Monuments entrance fees
  4. All personal expenses such as bar bills, beverage, snacks etc.
  5. Airport tax
  6. Extra shower, battery re-charge, WIFI and Internet laundry charge etc.
  7. Personal clothing and Trekking gears
  8. Tips to guide and porter
  9. 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

15 Personal medicine

1  Reviews on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek – Popular Short Trek View All

2017-02-13 14:52:09

Ian Solnick Canada says:

Raby is fantastic. He is a kind, resourceful and fun tour guide and expedition leader with plenty of experience on Nepal's foothills and mountains. The accommodations that he organized were very comfortable and he always made sure that we had enough food and drink in our stomachs to be able to fully enjoy the natural beauty of the Annapurna region. I am not sure when it will be - but I am very excited to go back to trek with Raby! Regards from Toronto, Canada. Ian Solnick