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Ghorepani Poonhill Short Trek

Duration 4 days
Max-Altitude (3210m/ 10531ft)
Transportation Private Car/Jeep
Grade Easy
Accommodation Teahouse/Lodge
Meals B/L/D during the Trek
Best Season Round the Year
Communication Available
Group Size 1 - 10

In Nepal’s Annapurna Region, the Poon Hill Trekking, is a well – known hiking route. The hike is quite easy and straightforward, taking four to five days to complete. Some of the highest Himalayan peaks, such as Machhapuchre (Fishtail) 6,993 meters (22,943 feet), Nilgiri 7,061 meters (23,166 feet), Annapurna South 7,219 meters (23,684 feet), Annapurna I 8,091 meters (26,545 feet), Dhaulagiri 8,167 meters (26,795 feet), Tukuche Peak 6,920 meters (22,703 feet), Hiunchuli 6,441 meters (21,132 feet), Gangapurna 7,455 meters (24,457 feet), and so forth are visible during the trip through gorgeous woods, traditional communities, and terraced fields.

The trip usually starts at the little hamlet of Nayapul, which is reachable after a quick drive from Pokhara and is located around 40.7 km to the west of the city. Numerous traditional Gurung and Magar villages, including as Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Tadapani, and Ghandruk, are traversed by the road, providing ample opportunities to get knowledge about their unique customs and culture. The hike is well known for its biodiversity, with a diverse array of plants and animals can be seen all along the path.

Poon Hill Trekking, a well-known viewpoint that provides breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, is the trek’s primary attraction. The views are particularly stunning at first light, when the first rays of sunlight dance across the snow-capped peaks, giving them a gorgeous golden tint.

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Ulleri(approximately 2 hour) and Trek to Ghorepani (Duration:4 – 6 hours) distance 9.2 km / 5.7 miles

Day 2: Gorepani – Poon Hill (3210m/10531ft)around 45min hike – Tadapani (2660m/8727ft) – Walking distance: 11.50 km / 7.1 miles, duration: 4 – 6 hours

Day 3: Tadapani – Ghandruk (1990 m/6529 ft) – 6.5 kilometers or 4 miles of walking in 3– 5 hours

Day 4: Drive from Ghandruk (820m/2690ft) – Pokhara (around 3 hour) Dinners

Day 1: Drive from Pokhara to Ulleri(approximately 2 hour) and Trek to Ghorepani (Duration:4 – 6 hours) distance 9.2 km / 5.7 miles

Get ready because we will be picking you up from your hotel at around 8:00 in the morning after breakfast. Along with your guide and porter, you will be driving. The trip follows the east bank of Bhurungdi Khola, offering views of a waterfall and tall, lush forest, while the stroll follows the Modi River upstream to Birethanti and continue drive to ulleri. Lunch will be provided at one of the tea shops along the route before arriving at Banthanti.

Day 2: Gorepani – Poon Hill (3210m/10531ft)around 45min hike – Tadapani (2660m/8727ft) – Walking distance: 11.50 km / 7.1 miles, duration: 4 – 6 hours

Poon Hill trek early in the morning. Poon Hill is a well-known spot to see the sun rise and set. A fantastic panoramic picture of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountains is also available. Photographers love Poon Hill viewpoint for its breathtaking views of the surrounding natural scenery, snow-capped mountains, sunrises and sunsets, and Pokhara Valley. Before you go back to Ghorepani, take some pictures and get some memories. After eating breakfast at Ghorepani, hike to Deurali, and finally arrive at Tadapani. Spend the night.

Day 3: Tadapani – Ghandruk (1990 m/6529 ft) – 6.5 kilometers or 4 miles of walking in 3– 5 hours

Stroll through the verdant forest as you descend to the trail leading to Ghandruk, the largest Gurung settlement village. Take a look around the charming village. Learn about the customs and way of life of the people by interacting with them. Feel gratified by their kind welcome. Savor the genuine cuisine and breathtaking scenery. Spend the night in a guesthouse in the area.

Day 4: Drive from Ghandruk (820m/2690ft) – Pokhara (around 3 hour)

We come to the end of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Take a short drive back to Pokhara. Explore the local markets to buy souvenirs or do some shopping. Visit the lakeside area and if one wishes boating on Phewa Lake. Visit the Tal – Barahi temple. Enjoy the nightlife in Pokhara

Cost Included

  • Private Transportation
  • Guesthouses/ lodges Accommodation including
  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner during the Trek
  • Himalayan Sanctuary Adventure Duffel Bag
  • English Speaking, well experienced and friendly Guide, Porters ( 2 trekkers 1 porter ), their food, accommodation
  • Government tax and office service charge
  • All paper works (TIMS and Permit)

 

Cost Excluded

  • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara 
  • Travel Insurance
  •  International airfare to and from Nepal
  • Nepal Tourist Visa Fee US$25 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 15days, US$40 or equivalent foreign currency with multiple entries for 30days.
  • Visa can be issued upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport- Kathmandu
  • Items of personal nature Alcoholic beverages, Drinking water, Hot shower charges on the trek, Hot and Cold drinks, laundry, phone calls, internet
  • Tips for guide, porters, and driver (Expectable)
  • Accommodation during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Guesthouses or lodges are accommodation means during the trek where full board 3-course meals are served. Guesthouses are basic but comfortable and offer a bed, pillows, and a blanket. Pay an extra cost for the use of Wi-Fi, laundry, hot water, shower, and charging devices. The attached bathrooms are available.

  • Meals during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner are meals served during the trek from guesthouses or lodges. From authentic Nepali Dal-Bhat dishes to continental dishes various options are there. Eggs, noodles, soups, roti, coffee, tea, etc. are some popular choices.

  • Drinking Water during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Tap water, bottled water, and boiled water are drinking water options during the trek. Bottled water costs USD 2 to 3 while pay an additional charge for boiled water in guesthouses. For safe drinking water, always carry water purifying solutions and a water bottle for ease.

  • Internet and Phone Networks during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Internet and Phone networks during the trek are stable and have strong connections Moreover, buy a local SIM for calls and use a data pack for using Wi-Fi.

  • Best Seasons for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can be done throughout the year. All seasons offer different views but still many consider Spring as the best season followed by Autumn. In these seasons, the weather is stable with mild to warm temperatures, clear skies, phenomenal views, comfortable trails, and mesmerizing sunrise and sunset views over snow-capped peaks. Due to heavy rainfall during monsoons and cold weather during winter seasons, very few travelers prefer these seasons

  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Difficulty

Poon Hill at an elevation of 3210 m is the maximum elevation during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. This is a relatively easy trek and is not very difficult compared to the Annapurna and Everest base camp treks. Still, a good level of fitness requires walking for long hours daily. Prepare and plan well as this trek is easily doable.

  • Altitude Sickness and Preventions during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Getting altitude sickness during the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is very minimal as the highest elevation is at 3210 m. This elevation is considered the safe altitude mark. For only a few hours, trekkers will be here, and getting altitude sickness is very low. But, still, precautions are necessary. Some common Symptoms of altitude sickness are headache, nausea, and breathing issues. Inform your guides if you experience any symptoms during the trek.

  • Preventive measures for Altitude Sickness are:
  1. Stretch and warm up before trekking.
  2. Stay hydrated with regular water intake.
  3. Ascend gradually and rest well.
  4. Avoid salt, alcohol, and smoking.
  5. Avoid salt, alcohol, and smoking.
  6. Urinate frequently.
  7. Descend if feeling unwell.
  8. Consult guides for medicine.
  • Fitness Level during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Good fitness during the trekking is always commendable. Familiarity with mountainous terrain, previous trekking experiences along with good health and physical fitness are favorable factors during this trek.

  • Travel Insurance during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Travel Insurance is essential to have as it safeguards from emergencies and unforeseen events. Get insurance from a reputed travel insurance company. Be covered for medical treatment, helicopter rescue, accidents, flight cancellations, loss/theft of belongings, and unforeseen events.

  • Guides and Porters during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Guides and porters during the Ghorepani Poon Hill treks are completely trekker’s personal preference. But, we still recommend having a guide and a porter for a smooth, better, and memorable trekking experience. Their knowledge and skill proved to be beneficial.

  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Permits
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP)
  • USD 30/person (Foreigners)
  • NPR 1000/person (SAARC)

 

  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS)
  1. USD 20/person (Foreigners)
  2. NPR 1000/person (SAARC)
  3. NPR 500/person (Foreign Officials)

Packing List for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Sleeping bag
  • Down jacket
  • LED headlight
  • Water bottle
  • Water purification solution
  • Trekking Poles
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Socks
  • Sunscreen
  • First-aid kit
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