Ghorapani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Facts
  • Duration:6 Days
  • Difficulty Level: Easy
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Max. Altitude: 3210 Meters
  • Start at: Kathmandu
  • End at: Kathmandu
  • Group Size: 14
  • Best Season: Spring - Autumn

Highlights

  • Experience the mountain highway drive with different people.
  • The stunning view of The Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan range and green hills.
  • The mesmerizing view of the Colorful Rhododendron Forest and wildlife sights.
  • The magnificent sunrise view from Poon Hill.
  • The opportunity to know the tradition and culture of Poon Magar and Gurung people.
  • Sightseeing around the lake city Pokhara.

Overview

The natural wonders of Nepal draw the attention of many people every year. Some of them are willing to do the challenging adventure but there are many who are looking for a short and easy trek in Nepal. For those who love to enjoy the view of stunning mountains from a lower altitude, the Poon hill trek is the best short trek in Nepal.

The mesmerizing Himalayas wave at the backdrop of an easy trekking trail through lush green forests of rhododendron and the blissful villages of Gurung and Magar. The view of the Himalayas looks more stunning while the morning sun rays gallop through the casement of mountains.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek itinerary follows the bus drive or flight to Pokhara on the first day and further 3 hours of jeep drive to embark trekking starting point at Hile. The first day’s camp will be at Ulleri after ascending a steep walk on the well-paved trail. The next day right after passing the Ulleri, Trekker strides through colorful forests of rhododendron meeting numerous fellow trekkers while ascending to Poon hill trek. Once you are in this hill station the Mountain Vistas would relieve you from tiredness.

On your third day, an early morning trek for about an hour takes you to the famous sunrise and mountain view hill station Poon Hill. Observe the quintessential daily routine of nature in the form of gorgeous Himalayan sunrise. As the sun kisses the tip of lofty mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Himchuli, Machhapuchhre, and others; your eye shutter as well as your camera shutter will not get any rest.

After vibrant natural phenomena experience heading back to Ghandruk the model village of the Gurung community via Tadapani endows rural Nepal’s socio-cultural facets. Enjoy local delicacies and the cultural program of ethnic Gurung people in Ghandruk before departing back to Pokhara.

Experience the Adventure of a Lifetime in Nepal with Green Society Adventure.

Green Society Adventure is delighted to present a magnificent Nepal Trekking package in the form of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. Our travel planners have knitted the best itinerary for this Poon Hill Trekking. The inclusion of activities centered on Mountain Vistas and Socio-Cultural events will ensure the creation of a momentous travel tale. Our Services have already been used by hundreds of satisfied adventure seekers and our experienced trekking crew members and quality services will add gloss to this vibrant Poon Hill Trek.

Itinerary
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We can Customize the trip to suite your interest and help you make it fit your budget.

Soon after your flight lands at Kathmandu (Tribhuvan International airport), you will be greeted with a warm welcome by a GSA representative after you are encountered with the Display card s/he will be displaying on your arrival. You will be then transferred to the hotel in our private tourist vehicle.

  • Max. Altitude:1320m/ 4329ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel

Today our journey beings with an Exciting drive to Pokhara. The drive is pleasant with beautiful countryside, a snowy peak, and a roaring river. Driving through several green hills, huts, and village will give you excitement but the road condition is not good everywhere.

We will basically have two stops for snake and lunch along the way. Finally, after reaching the beautiful lake city Pokhara you can spend your free time boating on Lake or hiking around Lakeside.

  • Max. Altitude:820m/2690ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast

After a morning meal in lake city, Pokhara, we will take a private vehicle and drive all the way to Banthanti from where our trek starts. We pass through the little town of Nayapool, cross the suspense bridge, and reach Birethanti, where we have to check our permits and TIMS. And we will continue our drive to Banthanti.

Mostly inhabited by the Magar ethnicity, Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products. Ghorepani is one of the most famous and best places for trekkers in the Annapurna region, from where we can see an aesthetic View of Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri Himalayan range.

  • Max. Altitude:2860m/9380ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We wake up early in the morning (an hour before sunrise) and start a hike to Poon Hill. Though it is named Annapurna Sunrise Trek, Poonhill is an icon of this trek from where we can see magnificent Sunrise views and Panoramic views of Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Tukuche, Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Tarke Kang (7193m) Machapuchre (6997m).

The moment will mesmerize you in such a way that it will lift you up you are heaven I sware when your glance starts capturing those wonderful scenic views.

After taking photos and having some coffee or tea, we Trek back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we continue our treks to Tadapani, we head east and climb a nearby ridge (Gurung Hill). We descend through the rhododendron forest, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani overnight.

  • Max. Altitude:3210m/10528ft
  • Accommodation:Teahouse
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a warm morning breakfast, we start our trek descent through the dense and dark forest. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees and many other flowers.

After three hours' walk through the forest and crossing some small streams we enter the village Ghandruk, A slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabitant by Gurung people. We can take a lunch break at Ghandruk village with its mesmerizing mountains view.

After lunch, we hike to Jeep station and drive back to Pokhara. In Pokhara, we can hang around the lakeside in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

  • Max. Altitude:1940m/6363ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast and Lunch

Today the journey along the Nepalese Himalayan comes to an end. We will Drive to Kathmandu; you can use your free time by last minute shopping. In the evening we offer you a welcome dinner. We will always be glad to help you with our service.

  • Max. Altitude:1320m/4329ft
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast and Welcome Dinner
Cost Details
Includes
  • All Airport and hotel transfers as per itinerary in private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara on twin sharing Basis with breakfast.
  • Full board meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and accommodation during the trek.
  • (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu Transportation by Tourist bus (optional flight or private vehicle with extra cost)
  • Pokhara – Nayapool – Pokhara transportation by private vehicle.
  • An experienced English-speaking trek leader (trekking guide), and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, flight, food, and lodging
  • Down jacket, sleeping bag, trekking map (down jacket and sleeping bag are to be returned after trip completion)
  • All necessary paperwork and permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • All government and local taxes and office service charges.
Excludes
  • Nepalese visa fee.
  • International airfare.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • All bar bills along the trek.
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc
  • Tips for guides and porters.
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Client Reviews
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    Angsana Chuamthaisong (Superpoy)ThailandNovember 30, 2019

    Most trustworthy and honest guide

    I did the Poonhill Trek with Mr.Rajkumar, the owner, of Green Society Adventure in April 2019 and I can guarantee that he is the most trustworthy and honest person I had experience dealing with. He knows the routes very well, so he can provide you with good recommendations as a local. He is specialized in Everest trekking, Annapurna trekking, and Dolpo trekking.

    I highly recommend everyone to contact him for trekking in Nepal, purchasing flight tickets, and others. He will be happy to answer. he can be contacted at [email protected]

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Useful Information

Checklist: What Should You Pack for the Poon Hill Trek?

Preparation is essential when you book the 3-day hiking to Poonhill Trek. For easy and comfortable travel, do get prepared as early as you can. Some of the equipment can hire when you arrive here just before the trip starting date. So, keep in mind that you don’t have to buy all the equipment, which is very expensive and not usable after the Poonhill Trek.

Basically, you need a comfortably fitted day backpack since you are carrying it every 4-5 hours. Make sure your backpack is waterproof, or it has a special cover. Check this link for the trekking equipment list and pick up all the essential needs for yourself. And if you need to discuss more the equipment, please feel free to ask us.

How to Prepare Yourself for the Trip to Poon Hill Trekking

On this Ghorepani Poon hill trek, you will have to walk on up and down on an uneven trail every day with your 4-5 kilos load day backpack. So, start building yourself to make your trip to the mountains easier. A month before the trip start, plan for 4-5 days of training a week. The more you do exercise your legs and muscle get stronger.

At the same time, mental preparation is a very important part of the trip. And prepare yourself for basic conditions and rapidly changing weather as well.

Best Time for Poon Hill Trek

Basically, there are two best seasons for the short Poonhill trek. One is from March to May, at this time weather normally gets clear and the view of the Mountains is breathtaking. And this is the blooming time of Rhododendron if you love flowers then the mesmerizing colorful forest steals your heart. Temperature (30 °C to 5°C) during this season is pretty much warm.

September to November is another best time for the Poon hill trek. During this time, we can expect some rain and snow, but the weather normally gets clear & cooler, and the view of the mountains is amazing.

Drinking Water

Drinking enough purified water and keeping your body dihydride is very important while you are on the Ghorapani Pooh hill trek. During the journey, one should drink 3-4 liters of water every day.

On this trek buying bottled water is not available. Water bottle adds up to the thrashing problem in the mountain, so people avoid bottled water and they offer boiled purified drinking water at lodges at additional cost. It cost anywhere between $1 to $3 dollar.

We highly recommend carrying a reusable water bottle with you. You can fill the water bottle in lodges, or one can use an inbuilt filtration system like Life Straw or Steripen. You can also use water purification tablets to treat the water.

Internet and Phone Connectivity Long the Poon Hill Trek

Even in this high mountain land phone & internet connection (though unpredictable and irregular in some places) is available.

You can connect with your loved ones while trekking in Annapurna Nepal, Check your important information, and upload pictures on social media. Wi-fi is available at all teahouses along the trekking route to Poonhill. Normally you must pay an extra charge for using their Wi-Fi hotspot.

Environment-Friendly Travel Practice

Responsible travel and attempting to minimize any negative effect on the environment are exceptionally vital. Green Society Adventure cares almost protecting the natural and social environment of Nepal. Joining us means you're supporting the neighborhood community and we are supporting sustainable tourism. We moreover participate with benefits suppliers who work toward saving the environment. Our Itineraries are in concert with these values, so you'll be able to feel great approximately how your travel dollars are going through.

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