Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek-11 Days

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal also known as Ghorepani Trek or Poonhill Trek or Mini Annapurna Trek.

  •   Destination: Nepal
  •  Group size: 02-08
  •   Arrival on: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Departure from: Kathmandu, Nepal
  •   Trip Level: Easy
  •  Max Altitude: 3210 m. / 10531 ft.
  •  Activities: Tour and Trekking
  •   Transportation: Car or Van & Tourist bus

  Meals: BB plan in Kathmandu and All meals during the trek and expediiton

  Accomodation: 2/3 * hotel hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, and teahouses during the trek

Trip Introduction

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal also known as Ghorepani Trek or Poonhill Trek or Mini Annapurna Trek. This low-altitude trek enables to enjoy the breath-taking scenery of the highest Himalayan peaks in the Annapurna mountain range. From the terraced rice-fields above Pokhara, there are good walking trails through picturesque Gurung villages and the world’s biggest rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) forest, which in spring bursts with colors and birds. The highest point of this trek is Poon Hill (3200m), from where opens beautiful dawn view to Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchare and Annapurna South. This short trek finishes to the magnificent lake at Pokhara, where can spend one or two days enjoying the lake views.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek offers good opportunity to enjoy the beauty of Annapurna region with shorter trek. This trek can be done in 6 days, but also with longer itinerary. This trek won’t require much strong physical activity or fast walking speed. Therefore this trek is good for starters and those who wish to make short but comprehensive trek only in a few days.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m). Overnight at hotel.
Day 02: Kathmandu – cultural tour. Overnight at hotel.
Day 03: Pokhara (950m). Overnight at hotel.
Day 04: Pokhara – Naya Pool – Hile (1450m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 05: Tirkhedunga – Ghorepani (2775 m). Overnight tea house lodge.
Day 06: Ghorepani – Poon Hill (3193 m) – Tadapani (2540 m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 07: Tadapani – Ghandrung (1940m). Overnight at tea house lodge.
Day 08: Ghandrung – Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Drive to Kathamndu (opt – flight). Overnight at hotel.
Day 11: Departure

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Accommodations

We will be staying at 2/3 star hotel in Kathmandu, and in tea-houses during the trek. All rooms are on twin-shared basis. Single bedroom will be arranged on request and will cost additional. Utmost Adventure will arrange rooms with attached washrooms; however, tea-houses at some places only have shared washing and toilet facilities. Also note that single rooms are readily available in Kathmandu and in trekking regions at lower elevation but it might be difficult to find them at higher altitude.

Meals

All meals will be provided during trekking (On demand, we can arrange only breakfast during the trek and trekkers can order lunch and dinner individually from the tea-house menu). In Kathmandu, breakfast will be available. There will also be welcome and farewell dinners taking place for guests. While on trek, we have breakfast and dinner in the tea-houses/lodges where we spend the night and lunch on our way to next destination. Authentic Nepalese, Tibetan, continental meals and Indian cuisine are common choices in the menu.

Physical Condition & Experience Requirements

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a moderate trek. Travelers who can walk up to 4-5 hours a day on an uphill and downhill trail will consider this trip fulfilling and enjoyable. It is a good idea to prepare for the trek by jogging and exercising regularly at least for a month prior to the start. Trekking to the Ghorepani should be relatively easy for those who have experience in walking/trekking in high altitudes. Determination, good physical health, positive attitude and average physical fitness are good preconditions for a successful accomplishment of the trek. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases should inform Utmost Adventure Trekking before booking the trek.

Best Time to Travel

The best time for trekking to Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is during spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November). The temperature is moderate and guarantees amazing views throughout the trip. Although this trek can be undertaken during winter, the cold temperature might not be suitable for everyone.

Day 01: Kathmandu (1400m):

Arrival day in Kathmandu (Private transportation, Welcome to Himalayan country of Nepal. Upon your arrival at the Tribhuvan intl. airport our representative welcomes you and assists to transfer in your hotel in Kathmandu (1,400m). After time to get refreshed, evening you will meet and transfer for welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepalese restaurant in the heart of Kathmandu and after meal briefing about your trip and overnight at Hotel.

  •  Accomodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 30 Min
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Dinner

Day 02: Kathmandu – cultural tour:

Today, morning we will ready after your breakfast to head on for our relaxing guided day trip to world heritage sites in Kathmandu valley and visit the highlights of Kathmandu and the surrounding areas. We take you to visit the pilgrimage sites of Hindus temple Pashupatinath, one of the most important shrine of Shiva temples on the subcontinent which is place of thousand of devotees, Saddhus (holy men/Baba), and can be seen the cremating body most of the times in the holy riverbank of Bagmati. Hundreds of monkeys are giggling with you and take a time to exploring surrounding area and visit Bouddhanath stupa an another pilgrimage centre which is most popular and important place for Buddhist. You can explore with rounding prayer wheel and flattering colorful flag with melodious chanting noise. After your lunch at Bouddha visit Swoyambhunath stupa also known as monkey temple covering wide range of area with highest point of Kathmandu valley and enjoy the 360 degrees of valley view. After exploring the surrounding areas visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square which is old royal palace of Kathmandu and can be seen lot of temple, architectures and Kumari (living goddess) and walk in a freak street and late afternoon back to hotel and evening briefing about your trip, what is your responsibility, what to do and does not in the trek? Introduce with our fellow trekking staff and chances to ask remaining question and simply relax at the hotel.

  •  Accomodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 03: Pokhara (950m): 

Morning drive (Approx. 7 hrs) or fly (25 Min) to Pokhara. Transfer to the Hotel. Walk around the Phewa lake and city. Overnight at hotel.

  •  Accomodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 950m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 04: Pokhara – Hile –  Ulleri (2020m):

Pokahra to Hile by jeep and trek to Ulleri (2020 m /2-hour trek to Ulleri) . The trail winds its way through bamboo forests and passes by a spectacular waterfalDay 04: Pokhara – Naya Pool – Hile (1450m). Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 2020m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 05: Ulleri – Ghorepani (2775 m):

The Annapurna South (7273m) and the Hiunchuli gradually unfold on this pleasant walk uphill through fields and pastures and later through rhododendrons and oak woods. Ghorepani was originally a horse watering post, which has evolved into an important crossroads for tourists and the numerous mule caravans on the Jomoson-Pokhara trip.Overnight at tea house lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Lodge
  •  Hours: 5
  •  Altitude: 2775m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 06: Ghorepani – Poon Hill (3193 m) – Tadapani (2540 m):

We leave early morning for Poon Hill, to catch the early morning sunlight on the panorama of peaks: Dhaulaghiri, Annapurnas, Machhapuchare. This is an option but really worth the while. We then retrace our steps to Ghorepani and continue towards Tadapani through rhododendron woods. Overnight at Tea house lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 2540m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 07: Tadapani – Ghandrung (1940m):

The trail gently descends through a subtropical forest highlighted by huge bamboo massifs and giant rhododendrons. Gandrung is the main village of the Gurung tribe, warriors known for their contribution to the famous Gurkha regiments. We will visit the Ghandrung village and small traditional museum in the afternoon. Overnight at Tea house lodge.

  •  Accomodation: Lodge
  •  Hours: 6
  •  Altitude: 1940m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 08: Ghandrung – Pokhara:

After the breakfast, we continue our descent to the Kimche village which will take about one hour walk. We will catch jeep from Kimtche and drive to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

 

  •  Accomodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 4
  •  Altitude: 950m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 09: Drive to Kathamndu (opt – flight). Overnight at hotel. 

Morning drive back to Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel.

  •  Accomodation: Hotel
  •  Hours: 7
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11: Departure

Transfer to airport for final departure to onward destination.

  •  Accomodation:
  •  Hours: 30 Min
  •  Altitude: 1400m
  •   Meals: Breakfast

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Date And Costs

The given cost are per person and exclude international flights. Given below are the departure dates available for online booking. If the given date is not favorable then please contact us and we will happily customize your trip on dates more appropriate for you.

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  • Pick up from and drop to the international airport in Kathmandu.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu (3 nights in 2-3 star level tourist standard hotel, other possibility on demand)
  • All land transfer as per given itinerary
  • Sightseeing tour with an experienced local guide (entrance fees for monasteries, temples, world heritage sites)
  • Annapurna Conservation Entry Permit
  • TIMS (Trekking Information Management System) Permit.
  • Accommodation in trekking:
    • Tea house (twin sharing room)
  • Meals (3 meals / B.L.D) while on the trek (possible to choose the opiton including only breakfast and order lunch and dinner individually from the tea house menu)
  • Experienced English speaking guide / tour leader, experienced local helpers
  • Program according to the itinerary
  • Wages, food, accommodation, equipment, insurance and other facilities for staff members

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare
  • Nepal entry visa fee (US$ 30 per person) you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal bike and Equipment.
  • Tips for trekking staff. (Tipping is expected.)
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned

1  Reviews on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek View All

2017-10-30 11:05:58

MANUEL ISLA RODRIGUEZ says:

En Octubre 2017 junto con mi mujer realizamos una versión personalizada de este trek. Muy buena organización del viaje y servicio prestado por guía y porteador. Estamos plenamente satisfechos con el servicio prestado por Utmost Adventure trekking. Re...

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Equipment List for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:
Head:
1. Sun hat or scarf
2. Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
3. Sunglasses

Upper Body:
1. T-shirts
2. weight thermal tops
3. Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
4. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
5. Down vest and/or jacket (optional)

Hands:
1. Lightweight gloves
2. Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer

Lower Body:
1. Underwear
2. Hiking shorts
3. Lightweight cotton long pants
4. Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
5. Fleece or wool pants
6. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:
1. Thin, lightweight inner socks
2. Thick, warm wool hiking socks
3. Hiking boots with spare laces
4. Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)

Accessories:
1. Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
2. Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
3. Small pad or combination lock-to-lock trek bag
4. Basic First Aid Kit (see Health and Medicinal)
5. Large plastic bags – for keeping items dry inside trek bag
6. Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
7. Thermarest sleeping pad
8. Water bottles (2)
9. Toiletries
10. Small wash towel
11. rain coat