• Duration 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Price from $379 / person
  • Difficulty Level Moderate
  • Max Altitude 3210 Meters

Short Trip Description

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, sometimes referred to as "Poon Hill Trek," is a 4-to 5-day amazing short walking experience in the lower Annapurna region with breathtaking mountain views. It includes an excursion to Ghandruk hamlet to discover the Unique Gurung Culture and lifestyle. A 5-day tour with our thoughtfully planned itinerary for those searching for a less laborious walking route offers you an astounding acquaintance soaking yourself in a great mountain view and hiking experience in the foothills of Annapurna with magnificent joy. All you need for this wonderful short trekking in Annapurna is a passion for walking and an appreciation of the natural world's splendor.

How is accommodation in Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek? 

Accommodation in Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is perfect, clean, and tidy; And Single rooms are also readily available in lower elevations. It is better to trek in groups and friends. Wilderness Excursion will provide you attached bathroom room for your short trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill where available. Hot showers are readily available in most of the places as well. There are paying Wi-Fi internet services available to stay connected with dear ones and family back home. In Kathmandu and Pokhara; the accommodations are excluded. We leave you a choice that you may like to book hotels yourself after looking around. We can reserve one for you if you request to arrange a hassle-free trip. 

What kind of meals are available in Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking? 

During our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, you could enjoy a wide range of food varieties, from Western food to Authentic Nepal meals, Chines and Tibetan, etc. There are choices everywhere; Pasta, Pizza, Macaroni, Cheese, Eggs, Curry Rice, Chicken, Potato, Item, Spring Roll, Chapati, Muesli, Porridge, Omelet, and pancakes for breakfast are few to name. At any guesthouse you could expect the choices to fall into one of these menu categories: Please do not expect the world-class standard, but they always try their best to serve you in the high remote area.

When is the Best season to do Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in 2024? 

The Ghorepani Poon hill trek is doable all around the year. The best seasons are autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May). Those who like quiet trails and peaceful environments without crowds can trek in the off-season (summer), which is a low winter season. The highest elevation you sleep in is at Ghorepani 2850 meters only but still, you have chances of snowfall in winter and it is cold. Therefore, the suggested time to trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill is March to May and September to November.

Who can do Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

To do Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek; no super fitness is required. This trekking reaches a maximum elevation of 3,210 meters above sea level, and there is no chance of altitude sickness. The closest major access city to start the tour is 800 meters above sea level, in Pokhara. This trekking suits family hikes, senior citizens, and beginners. However; you should assume that a trekking trip involves walking up and downhill mountainous trails.

Highlights

  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking; the best-liked short trekking in Annapurna.
  • Poon Hill - one of the best viewpoints in the entire Annapurna Trek.
  • Fit for all age group trekkers as it starts and ends at Pokhara – the lake city. 
  • Indulge in rich Gurung culture at Ghandruk and enjoy one of the biggest rhododendron forests.
  • Relaxing in Pokhara after the trek, Pokhara – known as the city of lakes. 
  • Compared to another part of the trekking trail in Nepal, this trail has some of the best accommodation

Itinerary

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Our standard itinerary is 5 days. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek can be 4 to 7 days long depending on your fitness and pace. 

Starting at about 8 am from Pokhara (the main closest town to the Annapurna Himalaya range), we drive about 2 hours by car/jeep to Birethanti to begin the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. The road to Nayapul from Pokhara is black on top and Nayapul to Birethati is further short drive is dirt road. We have lunch break at Sudame or Ramghai and we continue hiking to Ulleri (2100m), First 3 hours will be regular easy walk and then steep walk up to Ulleri uphill starts soon from Tikhedunga. It is said to have 3000 stone steps. Overnight stay in lodge. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking lodge
  • 1475m
  • Ulleri

It is a bit challenging hike up as on first day; then we walk lush forest of rhododendron, oak and bamboo forests. We go to sleep early as the next day we climb up to Poon Hill summit. Overnight stay in lodge. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking lodge
  • 2850m
  • Deurali

Before dawn we get out of our cozy sleeping bags piled high with blankets, dressed up and walk up about 45 minute climb to the top of Poon Hill (3210m) for sunrise view. This is the view that the entire Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is based upon, and it’s worth every step to get there. We hike back down and take breakfast at the lodge, set off to Tadapani. Overnight stay in lodge at Tadapani. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. 

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking lodge
  • 2680m
  • Tadapani

We walk along a shaded forest trail, followed by terraced fields of maize and potatoes to Ghandruk. From here we have fantastic views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhare. After a lunch break here. We descend down to Modi Khola and walk up to Landruk - a major settlement of the Gurung, an ethnic group of Nepal. It is a very famous Gurung village with terraces and offers excellent mountain views.

  • Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Trekking lodge
  • 1540m
  • Landruk

Walk from Landruk to Bheri Kharka a pleasant trail then a short uphill to Pritam Deurali and follow the ridge trail walk to Pothana - a nice place with stunning view of Annapurna Range then down Dhampus where our car will be waiting for you to drive back to civilization in Pokhara. Rest and relax after 5 days hiking.

  • Lunch & Dinner
  • Not included
  • 800m
  • Pokhara
Customized Trip

What's Included

  • A registered local Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek guide.
  • Accommodation: 4 Nights trekking lodge on a twin shared basis.
  • Meals: 4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, and 4 Dinners during the trek.
  • Shuttles from and to your hotel in Pokhara for the trekking.
  • Neat and clean trekking lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Guide fee and all his/her expenses.
  • Poon Hill Trekking permit.
  • Insurance of your guide as per state low.
  • Taxes and all paperwork charges.

What's Excluded

  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All surface transportation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Guided sightseeing and monuments entrance fees.
  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Personal insurance, laundry service, and trekking gear.
  • Porter if you need (USD 18 per day)
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide and porter.

Availabilities

We are a local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu so we guarantee small private group departures on any dates that suit your time. Contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary, and price. 
Start Date End Date Status Note Price  
July 13, 2024 July 17, 2024 Available US$379
July 27, 2024 July 31, 2024 Available US$379

Useful Information

"Our paramount concern is your safety" while traveling with Wilderness Excursion. Please note that your leader has the authority to modify or cancel any part of the itinerary if it is supposed necessary due to safety concerns. Our every effort will be made to keep to the above itinerary as it is; however, since this adventure entails travelling in remote mountainous areas, we cannot guarantee that we will not deviate from it. Weather conditions, health condition of a group member, unexpected natural disasters etc. can all contribute to changes in the itinerary. The leader will try to ensure that the trip runs according to plan, but please be prepared to be flexible if required.

FAQs

This is short and sweet trekking tour best suit for the short time Nepal visitors, a truly lifetime experience small trip. This trek offers breath stopping mountain vista, full of birds, beautiful hamlets of alpine pastures, charming villages of Magar and Gurung people, lush rhododendron forest which fully blooms in Spring season is set just below the Annapurna Himalayan Peaks of Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Known as the Fishtail Mountain as its shape is look like fishtail from west direction) towering sky high. Main feature of Poon Hill Trek are; Poon Hill Hike probably one of the finest view points on the earth, When sun comes up and touches the white mountains, Himalayan giants, Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna I (8091m) along with other gorgeous peak, there gradually appear, just like magic happening in front you and you couldn't believe this at first. Besides, the journey rewards with natural beauties in your each and every footsteps.

Like other trekking in Annapurna except Annapurna Circuit this trek also begins from Pokhara and end there. Pokhara is 200km west of Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. Daily tourist buses run to Pokhara from Kathmandu. Local buses leave every one hour from Kathmandu. Wilderness Excursion can arrange a private car or van if you ask us. Most domestic airlines fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu every day (U$117 / flight / head). Sit on the right side to see striking view of wide range of Himalaya while flying to Pokhara. Most of people take tourist bus to Pokhara; 200km drive and takes 7 to 8 hours depending on traffic. There are normal to deluxe tourist coaches available. Green Lines Buses costs USD 25 per person with breakfast, they run every morning from/to Kathmandu.

Autumn (September - November) and spring (March – April) are recommended as the best time of the seasons to trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. The weather is sunny and warm during the day time with breath stopping views. If you would like to avoid crowds and enjoy less crowded time with nature then you could trek in winter (Dec - Feb) And it is still warm during the day time and cold in the morning and nights. The temperature is 0 to -5 degree Celsius at Ghorepani Poon Hill during the winter However, the weather condition in Himalaya is associated with Indian Ocean. Trekking in the Summer or Monsoon seasons (June to Aug) will be affected by rain but the Summer trek could be a boon for a keen botanists.

Regarding the difficulty, this is an easy trek suitable for walking lovers who have the ability to walk for around 4 to 6 hours a day with a light day sack. Exercising and jogging regularly for a few weeks prior to the trip is good idea to increase strength and firmness. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, epilepsy and blood diseases should inform Wilderness Excursion before booking the trip. We also recommend that you consult your doctor(s) before the trip start.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Cost here we have offered USD 389.00 per person is budget trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement charge will be extra USD 75.00. The price will be according to budget, standard and deluxe tour plan and group sizes. Taking flights to and from Pokhara saves your time and comfortable rather than taking tiring long bus ride though riding bus reduces the trip price. We can arrange Kathmandu to Pokhara flight that cost USD 117 per person in Buddha Air. USD 108 per person in Simrik Air and same rate for vice versa. Also private car rent with driver could be very comfortable with flexible hour and stops wherever you like.

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