Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Duration: 11 Days
Photo Gallery Annapurna South(7219 M), Hiunchuli (6441 M) and Machhapuchre (6997 M) View of Annapurna South(7219 M), Hiunchuli (6441 M) and Machhapuchre (6997 M) from Poon Hill View of Dhaulagiri (8167 M) from Poon Hill Fewa Lake, Pokhara      Map Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek map     

About Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is also known as Poon Hill Trek. It is one of the most famous short trekking routes in the Annapurna region of Nepal. This classic trek is short and easy compared to other treks. This trek is suitable for trekkers of all ages and especially to those who have limited time to enjoy their stay in Nepal.

The trek passes through the beautiful villages of the culturally rich, Gurungs & Magars villages along with beautiful rhododendron forest and beautiful terraced farms. The best part of this trek is the amazing viewpoint, Poon Hill from where the trekkers can observe the panoramic views of the various majestic peaks of Nepal like Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, II, III, Annapurna South, Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Tukuche, Machhapuchhre (sacred/holy mountain), and many more. The trek usually starts from Kande and ends at Nayapul. Then from there, we drive to the magnificent lake town of Pokhara, which is also known as the Tourism capital of Nepal.

Highlights

  • A short and easy trail suitable for everyone with mountain sceneries from the beginning of the trek 
  • Stunning views of Annapurna I-IV, Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu ranges from Poon Hill with a beautiful sunrise 
  • Typical beautiful villages of Gurung and Magars with their warm hospitality
  • A cultural museum of the ethnic group, 'Gurung' in Ghandruk village
  • Colorful lush rhododendron forest along the trail

Itinerary

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Day 01: Arrive in Kathmandu (1350 M) and transfer to hotel

One of the members from our company will welcome you at the international airport terminal gate and take you to the hotel. You will have a few hours to rest. Later, in the evening, you will meet with the guide in your hotel lobby. He will brief you about the trip.

  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

You will go on a guided sightseeing tour to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will visit one of the holiest temples of Hindus, Pashupatinath temple. Nearby this temple is located the largest of Nepal, Boudhanath stupa. After visiting these places, you will head to Swayambhunath and Kathmandu Durbar Square. In the evening, you will explore the vibrant streets of Thamel and prepare for the trek.

  • B&B
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M

After having breakfast, we will drive to Pokhara, the beautiful lake city. From Pokhara, we will continue driving towards Kande. Upon reaching Kande, we will take a small break and begin towards Australian Camp. Trekking through the forested trail, we will reach camp for the night stay. 

Elevation: +250 m /-65m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Australian Camp
  • 1870 M
  • 8-9 hours

After having breakfast, we will begin trekking towards Landruk. The trail ascent to Pitam Deurali through the small villages. From Pitam Deurali we can see magnificent views of mountains including Pokhara valley too. Then trail descent down through the dense forests and crossing several suspension bridges finally arrive Landruk,

Elevation: + 420m /-560m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Landruk
  • 1565 M
  • 5-6 hours

After having breakfast, we will begin trekking towards Ghandruk. The trail will descend to Modi Khola after cross bridge then ascent to beautiful Ghandruk Gurung village, today trek distance is short, after lunch will let us explore the entire village of Ghandruk which is mostly inhabited by Gurung people whose forefather had involved in British and Singapore Army during world war. Late afternoon we will explore Gurung Museum and one can get dressed in traditional Gurung dress. 

Elevation: +710m /-210m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Ghandruk
  • 1940 M
  • 4:30 hours

Today, the trail will take us to Tadapani. Ascending on a forested trail and through small villages, we will reach Tadapani for overnight stay. On the way, we will also get to see beautiful landscape views. 

Elevation: +720m /- 180m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Tadapani
  • 2630 M
  • 4 hours

After having breakfast, we will begin trekking towards one of the most famous and beautiful villages, of the Annapurna region, Ghorepani. The trail to these villages mostly passes by dense forests oak, rhododendron, and birch. Upon reaching Ghorepani, we will be welcomed by kind locals and dominating views of the Himalayan mountains.

Elevation: + 690m / - 430m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Ghorepani
  • 2860 M
  • 6-7 hours

We will wake up early in the morning and hike to Poon Hill to see a gorgeous sunrise. Poon Hill is one of the famous vantage points of this region. After spending some time here, we will descend down to Ghorepani, have breakfast, and begin trekking towards Tikhedhunga. 

Elevation: +1890m / -520m

  • B,L&D
  • Lodge
  • Tikhedhunga
  • 1540 M
  • 7-8 hours

From Tikhedhunga, we will trek through lush forests of oak and rhododendron. Further passing by small villages, we will descend to Nayapul. From here, we will drive to Pokhara. In the evening, we will explore the bustling Lakeside market. 

Elevation: +50m / -700m

  • B&L
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Pokhara
  • 825 M
  • 4 hours

Driving along the same route, we will reach Kathmandu. The drive will be long and scenic. Upon reaching Kathmandu, we will move to your hotel and rest. In the evening, you can explore Thamel and end your day with a farewell dinner organized by the company.

  • B,L&D
  • 3 star category hotel
  • Kathmandu
  • 1350 M
  • 7 hours

After having breakfast, one of the members of the company will escort you to the airport for your flight back to your home.

  • B&B

What’s Included

  • Airport picks up and drops.
  • 3 night’s accommodation in 3-star category hotel in Kathmandu and 1 night in Pokhara on BB basis (A single supplement room will be served on request with an additional cost).
  • Three meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, hot drinks) during the trek.
  • Trekking lodge (Tea House) accommodations with twin sharing basis during the trek.
  • All the staff’s salary, meals, accommodation & insurance.
  • English speaking guide (French-speaking guide available with an extra additional cost if needed).
  • One porter for two people (maximum weight: 12 kg per client) and assistant guide for group size above 4 people.
  • All the necessary permits and paperwork needed for the trek.
  • Government taxes, service charges, and official expenses.
  • Kathmandu valley tour with a tour guide in a private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara by bus than a car to Kande-Pokhara-Kathmandu by tourist bus, flight option available with additional cost.
  • Meals while you are in Kathmandu and Pokhara, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • Your Travel Insurance (Compulsory).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Sightseeing/Monument entrance fees.
  • Tips for the guide, assistant guide, porter and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Laundry, telephone, personal trekking equipment, hot shower, and battery charging during the trek.
  • Medical evacuation (In case of emergency).