Key Information

  • Destination:
    Nepal
  • Accommodation:
    3 Star Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Foods:
    Breakfast in City + BLD in Trek
  • Transportation:
    Private Vehicle + Tourist Bus
  • Min Person:
    1
  • Trip Plan:
    All Inclusive
  • Pick Up Details:
    Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu under your name and Sublime Trails Sign Board

About Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek takes 5 days of moderate trekking in comparatively simple terrain. This trek is an option for those who don't have much time and want to explore the beautiful landscape and culture of the Himalayas in Nepal. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is perfect for students, couples, families with kids or anyone who doesn’t want to do physically demanding treks. You don’t even have to wait for the perfect weather as this trek can be done anytime during the year and no previous trekking experience is required.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek itinerary doesn’t take you to those high altitudes where you have to worry about altitude sickness and extremely cold weather. All you can expect during this trek is amazing views of snow-capped mountains, green lush forests, villages with different ethnic groups with culture rich lifestyles. The highlight of this trek is an early morning hike to view the beautiful golden sunrise over the mighty mountains like Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, etc. from Poon Hill. 

Walking on this off the beaten path takes you to several beautiful villages like Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Tadapani and Ulleri. These villages are full of settlements and chances for you to enjoy simple lives away from modern devices and pollution enjoying the warm hospitality in tea houses. After 4 days of sightseeing and fun activities in Kathmandu and Pokhara, this trek ends on the 9th day.


Poon Hill Trek Cost: 

The shown trip cost is for this whole itinerary including hotel accommodations in Kathmandu, Pokhara and transportation to Pokhara. But if you want to trek with us and choose and pay for accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara by yourselves then the price will be less.

  • Trip cost from the itinerary day 3 to day 7: 360 USD per person
  • Trip cost from Day 2 to 8: 420 USD per person
  • Only for a guide: 180 USD per person
  • If you want to take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara and return, we do arrange the plane flight which will cost you 110 USD per person (one way)
  • If you want to take a private car, we can arrange private transportation as well which will cost 100 USD for one car (one way)
  • If you want to go by Trishuli river rafting on the way to Pokhara for 3 hours, it will cost you 50 USD per person. Let us know if you want to have fun by river rafting.

Note: If the Departure dates don't match with your date, you can contact us to arrange other dates we will surely arrange your trip.
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GHOREPANI POON HILL TREK HIGHLIGHTS

  • Enjoy the scenic bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Nayapul
  • Walk through the lush forests of rhododendrons and oaks with the possibility to see different animals
  • Explore the diverse cultures and traditions of ethnic people like Gurung and Magar
  • Explore the beautiful villages like Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ulleri, etc.
  • Catch breathtaking views of mountains like Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, etc. 
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals during the trek
  • Hike to Poon Hill, the viewpoint for the 360° panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri range
  • Catch many photographic spots during the trek on almost every point of your trek

 

What to Expect:

1. Food and Accommodation

During Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, accommodation will be tea houses where food like  Dal Bhat, pasta, noodles, potatoes, vegetables, cereals, eggs, rice, soup, etc. can be found. Three meals are provided which are simple, healthy and clean. During your days in Pokhara and Kathmandu, you will stay at 3-starred hotels. You will be provided breakfast while for other meals you can try amazing restaurants in the city.
 

2. Pokhara

Pokhara is another city where you will spend a day while going and another day while returning from the trek. Pokhara is famous for its beautiful lakes where you can go boating. This city also offers many religious sites and places to visit like Mahendra and Bat Caves. Various restaurants, bars and cafes are some places to try new food and enjoy yourselves. Sarangkot is just a few hours away from  Pokhara and depending upon how much time you have, you can go there to catch amazing views of great mountains during sunset and surrounding landscapes.
 

3. Ghorepani, Ghandruk and other culture rich villages

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek takes you through many cultural villages like Ghorepani and Ghandruk where Gurung, Magar and people of other ethnic group reside preserving their culture and with religious tolerance. While staying at tea houses, you can learn about their way of life and our guides can help you communicate with them. These people are also known for their warm hospitality and welcoming behaviors to anyone traveling from far away to make them feel at home.
 

4. Poon Hill

Poon Hill is the most popular and amazing viewpoint to get mesmerizing views of Himalayas only after Kala Patthar. Without trekking for weeks and doing strenuous walking, you can reach here and get equally beautiful views of the mountains in Annapurna Range. This place away from the modern way of life and pollution just a few days far from Kathmandu is the perfect and shortest escape into the natural beauty of Nepal. The route that takes you to Poon Hill is beautiful and doesn't make it just about the destination by letting you enjoy every minute. 
 

5. Landscapes along the way

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is filled with beautiful landscapes from the very beginning. Trekking inside the Annapurna Conservation Area gives you the amazing opportunity to view various species of birds and animals. The route you walk on will be full of rhododendron and pine trees and features the views of Himalayas.  Apart from that, rivers, few settlements, farmlands and green grasslands can be seen.

You can read our Poon Hill Trek Blog for other information

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary & Map

DAY 01: Arrival at Kathmandu
  • Picking you up at Tribhuvan International Airport
  • Transferring you to a three-star hotel

After you arrive at the airport in Kathmandu, you will see our representatives with your name on Sublime Trails signboard. You will then be taken to a 3-star hotel where you can rest for a while. Today, we will give you a short briefing. You can roam around the streets of Thamel, try new food in different restaurants and go to bars and spas.

Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Expected Temperature: (3.1 - 27.2) °C
Elevation: 1345 m

 

DAY 02: Drive/Flight to Pokhara
  • Have a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Explore the lakes (Phewa, Begnas), caves and vibrant  streets of Pokhara
  • Enjoy the  spectacular sunset from Sarangkot

You will have a 6-7 hours bus ride to reach Pokhara. It is a city famous for its lakes. During the ride, you can enjoy beautiful landscapes with green forests. You will reach Pokhara and check into a hotel. You can now visit the lakes and temples. You can also explore the city. Pokhara also offers caves like Bat cave and Mahendra cave and a beautiful place known as Sarangkot from where you can get a spectacular view of the sunset.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Expected Temperature: (7.3 - 29.7) °C
Elevation: 820 m
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours approx.

 

DAY 03: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga
  • Descend the rocky stairs
  • Pass through a waterfall and a suspension bridge
  • Cross several suspension bridges till you reach Modi Khola
  • Enjoy the view of glorious Annapurna range on the horizon

Pokhara to Nayapul is a two-hour journey.After completing the ride to Nayapul, you will walk towards Tikhedhunga. You will start your trek and walk for about 20 minutes before reaching rocky stairs which you will descend. You will see farmed terraces and forests and mountain ranges along the way. You will reach Modi Khola and you will have crossed several suspension bridges. You will also get to see waterfalls.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (1.9- 24.4) °C
Elevation: 1480 m
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours approx.

 

DAY 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
  • Get to Ghorepani through Ulleri, Banthanti, Nange Thanti
  • Enjoy the panoramic view of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna range
  • Walk through the beautiful Rhododendron forest
  • Explore the culture and enjoy the hospitality of people from the Magar community

During this trek, you will cross several villages. First, you will reach Ulleri after few hours of uphill climbing. Then, you cross Banthanti. These villages are inhabited by the Magar community. Moving towards, Ghorepani, you will get amazing panoramic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna mountain ranges even from lower elevations. After almost 6 hours of trekking, you will reach Ghorepani and stay there enjoying the warm hospitality of people of Magar community.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (-0.9 -  19.2 ) °C
Elevation: 2675 m
Trek Duration: 6-7 hours approx.

 

DAY 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m) and then to Tadapani
  • Climb uphill to reach Poon Hill
  • Enjoy the glorious view of sunrise over the beautiful Himalaya ranges
  • Enjoy the lunch at Poon Hill and trek to Tadapani

Capture the views of  Mt. Annapurna I (8091 m), Annapurna South (7219 m), Annapurna III (7855 m), Machhapuchhare (6993 m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar Annapurna IV (7525 m), Annapurna II (7937 m) and Lamjung Himal (6931 m)

You will wake up early and head towards Poon Hill. It will be an uphill trek for about an hour. You can get spectacular views of the sunrise and mountains like Annapurna South, Hiuchuli, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri ranges, Tukuche peak, Annapurna I, II, III, IV, Lamjung Himal, Manaslu ranges, Machhapuchhre, etc. After you enjoy the scenic beauty from Poon Hill, you will descend 3-4 hours towards Tadapani.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (1.6  - 24.9) °C
Elevation: 2630 m
Trek Duration: 4-5 hours approx.

 

DAY 06: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk
  • Walk downhill from Tadapani
  • Trek through Gurung villages like Bhaisi Kharka
  • Get amazing views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m), Annapurna III (7755m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m)
  • Watch different types of birds along the way

Even when the altitude decreases as we trek down to Ghandruk, you will be able to get amazing views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Machhapuchhre. The villages you pass along the way and Ghandruk is a Gurung village and you can explore their culture and traditions. This place is also famous for birdwatching.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Accommodation: Tea House
Expected Temperature: (1.6  - 24.9) °C
Elevation: 1940 m
Trek Duration: 3-4 hours approx.

 

DAY 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and Drive to Pokhara
  • Walk towards Nayapul after breakfast in Ghandruk
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing view of western Mountain range, landscapes and forest
  • Drive Back to Pokhara from Nayapul
  • Spend the night at Pokhara

You will return to Pokhara today. You will start your trek which takes about 5 hours. You will cross villages like Syauli Bazar and Birethanti to reach Nayapul. Then, you will have a bus ride to Pokhara which takes about 3 hours. After reaching Pokhara, you can spend your evening in tourist hubs which features several activities like live music and places like spas and bar. You can also go shop for souvenirs.

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Expected Temperature: (7.3 - 29.7) °C
Elevation: 820 m
Trek Duration: 5-6 hours approx.

 

DAY 08: Ride from Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Ride/Fly  to Kathmandu from Pokhara
  • Enjoy the mesmerizing landscapes and rivers along the way
  • Enjoy the farewell dinner where you get to share and hear the trip experience among other trekkers

Today you will leave Pokhara and take a bus ride which takes about 6 hours to reach Kathmandu. You can also choose to take a flight. Reaching Kathmandu, you can rest in a 3-star hotel for a while after which you can go out for some fun activities. You can stroll around the streets of Thamel and buy fancy handicrafts and other souvenirs, go to spas and bars. In the evening, you will enjoy a farewell dinner planned by Sublime Trails for you where you can enjoy local food and cultural dances performed by local dancers.

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
Accommodation: 3-star hotel
Expected Temperature: (3.1 - 27.2) °C
Elevation: 1300 m

 

DAY 09: Departure
  • Drive you to the airport and wish you goodbye

Your trip concludes today as we drop you to the airport for your departure. If you are planning to stay a few more days in Nepal, we can plan some fun activities for you or take you to trek in another region as you want. We bid you a warm farewell.

Meals: Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • Pick up and drive from the airport
  • Accommodation for two nights in Kathmandu including breakfast
  • Your standard meals - Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner- during the trek
  • Transportation by bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Nayapul and Nayapul-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • All necessary paper works, conservation entry permits, and restricted area permit
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the trek
  • Experienced, helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 Members)
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and trekking map, if necessary (These items should be returned to Sublime Trails after the trek. )
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charge
  • Any meals other than breakfast in Kathmandu
  • Monuments entrance fees
  • Rescue & travel insurance, trip cancellation costs, accident or health emergency, evacuation, loss, theft or damage to baggage and personal effects (We strongly advise you to get personal travel insurance.)
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain due to any reason than the scheduled itinerary
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, internet, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, cold drinks, bottle or boiled water, hot shower, etc.)
  • All alcoholic and nonalcoholic drinks
  • Chocolate, dessert, and sweet items
  • Your entry visa fee to Nepal
  • Tipping for the Sublime crews
  • The cost of emergency Helicopter service

Departure Notes

These dates are scheduled departure dates If these dates don't Match with your preferred dates, No worries we will operate your tour for any other dates. We are flexible for dates and other things that you preferred (our main goal is to serve you first). 

Departure Dates

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18 Oct, 2019 - 26 Oct, 2019 Guaranteed $520 USD
23 Oct, 2019 - 31 Oct, 2019 Guaranteed $520 USD
28 Oct, 2019 - 05 Nov, 2019 Guaranteed $520 USD

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 5 reviews

I and my sister had an amazing time in Nepal with Sublime. Ram, our guide Raju, porter Suraj were so supportive. We had some issues with flight delay yet our arrival was accommodated smoothly by Ram. They ensured that our tours in Pokhara and Kathmandu have the highest quality. Even though it was our first time trekking (and we were not very physically fit), we felt safe and at ease from the beginning to the end. We also enjoyed very much the farewell dinner with a cultural program offered by Ram. We appreciated that he took our feedback seriously. Thank you Sublime Trails! Definitely got some motivation to start exercise and go trekking in the future. We are coming back next year for ABC and highly recommend Sublime Trails!

We were a family with a 6-year-old son trekking for the first time. Got to know Ram through a friend. Very pleased with the services he provided. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the place, culture, and history of Nepal. He was helpful in making sure that we had a great time. The view was great!! Highly recommend for people with young kids!

Rating:

Awesome!!!!

Kathmandu has hundreds of travel and trekking companies and as a travelling family (my wife, son and myself) you want someone who's able to cater to all our needs, to be able to consider my 7 year old son and our concerns for him about altitude sickness, to be helpful and considerate of my wife's fear of height's, to wait for me - the fat, unfit, beer-fuelled fool. Well, we were blessed to have stumbled on Ram, Ram is highly experienced, informative, entertaining and all round great company, his choice of porters was magnificent, they were amazing with my son, especially during those moments when amicable is off the list.  I, and my family loved our Annapurna trek, loved the flexibility with no time pressure, loved the care provided, we cannot praise Ram and his team enough..... as our catch cry goes..... 'AWESOME'

Hari greeted us at our hotel in Phokara the evening before our trek, to get all our gears in the city. Hari is friendly, cheerful and speaks perfect English. He prepared us with all the information about the trek so we were physically and mentally prepared. Along the trek, Hari tirelessly answered our endless questions and made sure to tell us everything interesting we see along the way.  The trek was an absolute delight, well, despite the physical challenges of trekking due to the fact that we had not trained at all prior. But all was possible because of the considerate guide that allowed us to go at our own pace, and of course, our reliable porter Purna who carried both of our bags but still reached the destination hours before us.  The trek was full of laughter, great views, and songs along the way. Throughout the trip, Keshab also arranged all our airport pickup/dropoffs without fail. His drivers are never late, and also extremely skilled in maneuvering the never-ending mountains of Nepal.

We went on a 6-day trek, followed by bungy jumping, water rafting, and a one-day city tour. Almost the whole group of 9 were first timers in trekking. Ram is very experienced. He could name us every tree or flower that we asked about. We were also very grateful that he and his team of assistant guide Suraj and porters went out of their way to help us fulfill, not just our needs but also our whims - running around the mountain village to hunt for a chicken because we talked about craving for meat. During one of the toughest days of the trek, the porters, who have already accomplished their job for the day, voluntarily left the comfort of the tea house to accompany a few of us slowpokes through the last bit of the snowy rainy dark night, giving us more light and encouragement to go on. I also liked that Ram takes care of his porters and does not make them carry too much load, unlike some of the other poor porters we saw on the way. And the tea houses we stay in use the more environmentally-friendly option of solar power heating.

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