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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

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$ 499 / 07 days

Trip fact

Duration: 07 days

Grade: Easy to Moderate

Activities: Easy Trekking

Max elevation: 3,210 m

Transport: Flights & Private vehicle

Mail: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Best Time: Oct -Dec & March-May

Group size: 2+

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Ghorepani Poonhill trek is the easy short trekking in Annapurna region. The maximum elevation of Ghorepani trek is 3210 m at Poonhill. From where you can see the glimpse of the sunrise over the Annapurna panorama, the picturesque views of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range. In Ghorepani Trek, We can also enjoy the culture of the Gurung and Magar people. The route passes through the valleys, dense forests, icy waterfalls and the colorful cultural villages. The reason of popularity of this trek is the breathtaking views of the mountain scenery, the views of the natural beauty of green hills and the traditional and the cultural villages.

Ghorepani Poonhill trekking route lies inside the Annapurna conservation area. Poonhill trek is most popular for the short and the easy trek in Nepal. Every year more than 100000 trekkers trek to Poonhill for mesmerizing views of the mountains.

 During the Ghorepani Poonhill trek you can capture the natural sceneries of the largest rhododendron forest, the green landscapes, the majestic mountains like Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Annapurna I (8,901 m), Annapurna II (7937 m), Annapurna III (7,555 m), Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Nilgiri (7,061 m), Annapurna south, Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Machhapuchare (6993 m), Manaslu (8,163) and other mighty peaks. Every trekker can enjoy the ethnic mix live culture of the Hindu and Buddhist people of Nepal.

Ghorepani poon hill trek can do in any season and any person including children and older people. Poonhill trek is very safe and the nearest Himalayan trekking from the tourist paradise Pokhara, which is also known as the lake city. You can also join the daring adventure like rafting, bungee, skydiving, paragliding, zip flying and the jungle adventure activities after or before the trek.

Initially, the journey to the Poon hill starts from the scenic bus drive or domestic flight to the Pokhara which is also known as the tourist paradise in Nepal. Then 1 hr bus drive to the Nayapul, which is the trekking starting point for the Ghorepani Poonhill trekking and Annapurna base camp Trekking. Then we will pass through the TikheDhunga - Ulleri - Banthati - Ghorepani (Magar village) - Poonhill (destination point) - Tadapani – Ghandruk (the model village of Nepal) - Birethati.  After Birethati we will drive back to the Pokhara then to Kathmandu back.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 900 m.

Day 02: Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Tikhedhunga 1,577 m.

Day 03: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani 2,810 m.

Day 04: Ghorepani to Tadapani 2,630 m.

Day 05: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk 1,940 m.

Day 06: Trek from  Ghandruk to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara.

Day 07: Back to Kathmandu.

Cost include

  • All ground and Drive transportation throughout the trek.
  • Pick up drops with private car.
  • Tourist Bus ticket Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu .
  • Pick up drops Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara privet car.
  •  2 nights 3 star Hotel in pokhara  with breakfast.
  •  6 breakfast,5 lunch, and  4 dinner, included chosen from  lodge menu. 
  • 4 Nights twin share accommodation during the trek.
  •  Best available accommodation and full board meals throughout the trek.
  •  One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary,  equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
  •  TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit)
  •  All national park and conservation areas permit fee.
  •  Government taxes & office service charge. 
  • Life Himalaya trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt and  Annapurna Ghorepani  Poonhill treks map.

     Cost exclude

    • Meals not quantified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the itinerary'
    • Travel insurance
    • International airfare
    • Nepal entry visa charge.
    • All beverage and others personal expenses.
    • Snacks and other personal expenses
    • Hot shower during the trek.

Day 1: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara(900m)

Today we drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (900 m) on tourist bus via Prithivi highway enjoying the natural beauty and riverside drive on the way. Overnight at hotel in Pokhara.

Day 2: Drive to Nayapul then trek to Tikhedhunga

We will have an early morning drive to Nayapul (1070m) from where our trekking starts. The trek from here to Tikhedhunga takes about five hours. Along the way we will pass villages like Birethanti and Hile. You can observe the nature along with very authentic cultural lifestyle of the people. The trail is shared by the horse caravans which are the primary way of transporting goods and material to the higher places. Overnight at Tikhedhunga at Teahouse Lodge.

Day 3: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2810m)

After breakfast we start our trek to Ghorepani. We will pass through many suspension bridges and small villages along the way. After crossing the bridges the trial gets steeper till large Magar village called Ulleri (2070m). During this climb Magnificent Annapurna South (7219m) and Mt. Fishtail (6997m) can be seen. It will take around six hours walk to reach Ghorepani form Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Ghorepani at teahouse Lodge.

Day 4: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2630m)

The sunrise seen from Poonhill is awesome so we ramble up to the top (3210m) around two hours early in the morning to witness the sunrise. On a clear day we can observe mountains like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The sunrise is very mighty and mesmerizing. The Mount Fishtail along with other mountains shine and sparkle as the sunlight rays hit them. After viewing the sunrise we hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast and get ready for our next destination Tadapani (2630 m). The route passes through pine forest with occasional view of Annapurna South. This takes around six hours to reach Tadapani. Overnight at a teahouse lodge in Tadapani.

Day 5: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m)

After a trek of just about three hours we reach Ghandruk (1940 m). Ghandruk is a beautiful Gurung village located in the Annapurna region. From here you can see Annapurna south, Himchuli and Machapuchhre. This place is very rich in Gurung culture and tradition. Overnight at a lodge in Ghandruk.

Day 6: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul then drive to Pokhara

Today we will be returning down the trek to Nayapul where our vehicles will be waiting for us. Then we drive to Pokhara and will be staying at Pokhara this night.

Day 7: Back to Kathmandu

We drive back to Kathmandu on a tourist bus. A flight can also be taken which takes 25 minutes to reach Kathmandu. Overnight at hotel in Kathmandu.

Customization of cost and itinerary for Ghorepani Poonhill trek

The itinerary and the cost of the trek is customizable as per your requirement and we’ll also extend the length of the trip as per your holiday. During the trek weather, political, unnatural process, and the transportation might affect your trek so, in such situation our guide of the team leader will provide you the best alternative way. The total cost for the tailor made program is different according to the quality of hotels, group size, trek season and trek duration.

Who can join Ghorepani poon hill trek?

As one of the easy and the short trek around the Annapurna range you don’t need any kind of the technical trains and the experience. For this trek the walk for 3-4 hours is sufficient.  

There is no any age restriction for this trekking so everyone who can walks can easily achieve the destination.

Ghorepani Poonhill trek health and safety

For every trekking you should bring the first aid stuffs which will help you for the simpler injuries. Our guide also have the first aid kit but it’s better for you to bring your own.

As a low altitude trek in Ghorepani poonhill, there is very less chance to get altitude sickness.

Many single and female trekkers are afraid to travel in the Himalayas alone, but life Himalaya team will guarantee for your safety and care. We will also provide female guide if necessary for female trekkers.

For Low and Moderate Altitude Trekking

  • Water bottle
  • Batteries and bulbs
  • Flash light
  • personal towel
  • Swiss army knife
  • Ruck sack
  • Sun lotion
  • Medical & first-aid kit
  • Sewing kit
  • Poly propylene/wool socks
  • Other required equipment
  • Sleeping bag
  • Down Jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Trekking shoes/boots
  • Camp shoes
  • Jumperorpile jacket
  • Hiking pants
  • Hiking shirts
  • Full–sleeves shirt
  • T-shirts
  • Sun hat

 For Higher Altitude Trekking (Above 4000m)

  • Gloves
  • Woolen hat
  • Long underwear
  • Goggles or sun glasses
  • Gaiters
  • Sun block for lips
  • Light cotton socks
  • Mountain trekking boots
  • Woolen socks to wear with boots
  • Nylon wind breaker
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon wind pants

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Clients Reviews

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We have known Shiba for 6 years. He is the Owner/Operator of this business with over 15 years of experience in the trekking in Nepal. As a family of 4 or just my wife and I we have done the Annapurna Panorama, Poonhill, Langtang Valley, Tamang Heritage and Gosaikunda treks with Shiba or his many experienced and knowledgeable staff. He will supply quotes over the net very quickly. We made so many changes but never felt it was a problem for Shiba to keep requoting. Shiba is not all about making money, he's more concerned that your trip is everything you want and developing long term relationships. We will only ever use Shiba's Company when we go trekking in Nepal because we trust him and his Company.

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