Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Duration: 5 Days
Price: US $385 View dates & Prices
  • DestinationNepal
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • ActivityTeahouse Trekking
  • TransportationPrivate Car/Jeep/Van
  • AccomodationLodge to lodge
  • Max Person15
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Poon Hill Trek also known as “Ghorepani Trek” with Poon Hill excursion is 4 to 5 days incredible short and soft walking adventure in Annapurna with jaw dropping Mountain View. This fantastic short trek in Annapurna does not requires any super fitness, only you need is walking passion and love the beauty of nature. The maximum height you will go in this short trek is 3,210 meters from the sea level, there is no risk of altitude sickness at all. Pokhara is the closest main access city at the altitude of 800m to begin tour.

Who can trek to Poon Hill and what to expect to see
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.

Getting there
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 takes around 7 hours. Local buses leave every one hour from Kathmandu. Wilderness Excursion can arrange private car and van as per group size and interest your request. Most domestic airlines fly to Pokhara from Kathmandu every day (U$122) for one flight). Sit on the right side to see striking view of wide range of Himalaya while flying. Most people take tourist buses to Pokhara; 200km drive and takes 7 to 8 hours. There are normal to deluxe tourist coaches available. Green Lines Buses (USD 25 per person with breakfast) run every morning to/from Kathmandu.

When to trek
Autumn (September - November) and spring (March – April) are recommended as the best 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 botanist.

Difficulty, Fitness & Physical Condition
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.

Accommodation
Accommodation in Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is very good, clean and tidy; And Single rooms are also readily available in lower elevation. It is better to trek in group 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 service available to stay connected with dear ones and family back home. In Kathmandu and Pokhara; the accommodation are on your own. We leave you a choice that you may like to book hotels yourself afer having a look around. We can reserve one for you if you ask us. 

Meals
During our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, you could enjoy wide-range of food verities, from western food to Authentic Nepal meal, Chines and Tibetan etc. There are choices everywhere; Pasta, Pizza, Macaroni, Cheese, Eggs, Curry Rice, Chicken, Potato, Item, Spring Roll, and Chapati, Muesli, Porridge, Omelet, 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 meal world class standard but they always try to do their best to serve you in the high remote area.

Porter Care
Wilderness Excursion always makes sure our porters are well paid and we are committed to porter rights. We make sure that all our porters are well treated. Moreover, Wilderness Excursion also provides the required level of shelter, clothing and footwear that these harsh environments demand. Porters who become sick are treated with the same care and attention as other team members. We have previously used helicopters at company's expense to rescue porters from dangerous situations. And for the porter's sake, all trekkers keep the weight of their luggage under 15kgs/33 pounds. We also support the work of International Porter Protection Group (IPPG), making our resources available to them to help improve the working conditions of the porters. In this budget package we did not include porter. Please write us if you need porter to carry you main pack.

Responsible Travel
The Annapurna Region is magnificently beautiful, but equally fragile. Future generations have just as much of a right to appreciate it as we do and so the tourism industry has an obligation to protect and preserve it. Wilderness Excursion implements a 'zero impact' policy on the natural environment and the traditional communities that live there. We, therefore, enforce a number of do's and don'ts. Wilderness Excursion experienced staff can advise us on how to minimize our impact on the local environment.

Financial Security
Wilderness Excursion realizes that financial security is a concern when choosing a company who to book a holiday property through. Wilderness Excursion holds a License with the Authority to operate adventure activities under the supervision by Nepal Government. We are a fully bonded Adventure Travel Agency certified by the Government of Nepal, Tourism and Civil Aviation Department, Nepal Tourism Board, Industry Department, Company Registration Office, Nepal National Bank and the Taxation Office. We are also associated with several important regulating bodies such as NATTA, NMA, TAAN, and KEEP with whom we have a bond. We feel that the last thing you want to worry about when you’re planning your trip of a lifetime is whether your money is in safe hands. As a leading Adventure trekking company it’s our responsibility to make sure your finances are secure, so when you book with us you can be confident that we do just that. To ensure that you have complete peace of mind Wilderness Excursion participates in the following. • Nepal Ministry of Industry, Office of Company Register, Reg No: 124690/071/072 • Nepal Ministry of Tourism, Department of Tourism, Reg No: 1793/071 • Nepal Ministry of Finance, Department of Tax, PAN No: 602397236 • Central Bank Of Nepal ( Nepal Rastra Bank) Department of Foreign Currency Exchange, Authorization No: 1556/071 • Nepal Department of Small Cottage and Industries No: 13239/82 • Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN) • Nepal Mountaineering Association Membership No: 1135 • Kathmandu Environmental Education Project Wilderness Excursion submits with the 1992 Nepal Government regulations relating to Package travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours. Our membership of the Nepal Government adds an extra level of financial security to your booking.

Poon Hill Trek Cost
Poon Hill Trek Cost here we have offered USD 385.00 per person is budget trek price on double occupancy basis. Single supplement cost 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.

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Drive to Hile (1475m), and trek to Ulleri (2100m) 2-3 hours walk
  • Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani Deurali (2850m), 5-6 hours walk
  • Day 03: Excursion Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2680m), 5 - 6 hrs walk.
  • Day 04: Trek to Ghandruk (1940m), 4 hours walk.
  • Day 05: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01 :Drive to Hile (1475m), and trek to Ulleri (2100m) 2-3 hours walk Starting at about 8 am from Pokhara (the main closest town to the Annapurna Himalaya range), we drive about 2.5 hours by car/jeep to Nayapul – Hile to begin the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. The road to Nayapul from Pokhara is black on top and Nayapul to Hile section is dirt road. We have lunch break at Hile and we start hiking to Ulleri (2100m), First 35 to 45 minutes will be regular easy walk and then steep Ulleri uphill starts soon. It is said to have 3000 stone steps. Overnight stay in lodge. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Day 02 :Trek to Ghorepani Deurali (2850m), 5-6 hours walk 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.
  • Day 03 :Excursion Poon Hill (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2680m), 5 - 6 hrs walk. 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.
  • Day 04 :Trek to Ghandruk (1940m), 4 hours walk. 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. It is 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. After arriving, it is possible to take a short walk to explore the village, visiting a cultural museum and monastery. Overnight stay in lodge in Ghandruk. Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Day 05 :Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara Walk down hill from Ghandruk to Syauli Bazaar then flat pleasing walk to Nayapul and drive back civilization in Pokhara. Rest and relax after 5 days hiking. Stay overnight in Hotel Splendid View in Pokhara. Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch.

Cost Includes

  • All airport transfers by private car or van as per group size.
  • Government registered and well experienced local trekking guide.
  • Assistant guide if the group size more than 6 pax.
  • All meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner during the trek.
  • Tea, coffee, cookies and fresh fruits are served during the trek.
  • Neat and clean trekking lodge accommodation during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary of guide and porters.
  • All necessary trekking permits (TIMS Card and ACAP Permit).
  • Insurance and trekking gear for your guide and porters.
  • All government taxes, vat and office service charge.
  • Emergency rescue arrangement co-ordination.

Cost Excludes

  • Accommodationand meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All surface transportation in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Guided and sightseeing and monumentas entrance fees.
  • All bar bills, beverages such as coke, fanta, mineral water
  • Personal insurance, laundry service and trekking gear.
  • Rescue operation charge in case of emergency.
  • Gratitude and tips for your guide and porter.

Clients Review

Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews
  • Karen Sargent
    United Kingdom

    Fantastic trekking guide - he made our trip

    Rating:

    We were really lucky to choose to go trekking with Pradip after reading the reviews. We did the Poon Hill trek for 5 days and we had an amazing time. Pradip was wonderful - he is really knowledgable and used our frequent breaks to tell us about the Himalayas. The stories he shared about his family, his village and his grandfather especially were so inspiring and gave us a real insight into Nepali culture. We were so impressed by how sensitive Pradip was to our needs. He noticed that I was struggling during the trek and suggested a change of route which was far easier and more enjoyable for me. I also appreciated the fact that whenever we stopped at a teahouse we would try hard to get us the best room, making sure it had an ensuite bathroom where possible. This was a really lovely touch on his part, especially since his prices were very competitive.  If you're looking for a guide who will do a lot more than just show you the way, Pradip is your guy.

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Dates & Prices

Check our fixed departure dates for the trip start dates and cost for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. If it does not suit your dates and length of trip, please kindly contact us for your customized departure date, itinerary and the price. As WE (Wilderness Excursion) is a local tour and trekking operator based in Kathmandu; we guaranty your small private group departure any date you select that meets your travel needs. Thank you and Namaste!

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Start: August 19, 2018
End: August 23, 2018
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End: September 11, 2018
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End: September 19, 2018
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End: September 29, 2018
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End: October 08, 2018
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End: October 16, 2018
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