About Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill is one of the most popular short trekking destinations in Nepal. Lying quite close to the majestic city of Pokhara, it is a place with low altitude and doesn’t require you to bear the cold climatic conditions of some of the high altitude trekking destinations in Nepal.

Poon Hill lies at an altitude of 3210 meters. This makes the threat of altitude sickness practically non-existent. The villages along the way such as Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk, Ulleri etc lie at a much lower altitude making the trek an extremely moderate one.

Trekking in lower altitude region like Ghorepani Poon Hill also makes it easier for you to trek all year round. Even in the coldest of winter months, the temperature of Poon Hill doesn’t go well below 0 degrees C. During the summers, the average temperature of Poon Hill is 15 degrees C. This makes it a trek that is accessible in all seasons.

Gurung and Magar culture dominates the region of the Poon Hill trek. Gurungs and Magars are especially well known for their hospitality. When you are trekking in this region, you should expect warm hospitality and an embrace of the local culture here.

One of the most beautiful attractions of the Poon Hill trek is the mesmerizing views of sunrise and sunset you get from here. During your trek, you will head out early in the morning from Ghorepani to Poon Hill to catch a glimpse of the beautiful sunrise.

While you are at Poon Hill, you will also be able to see many mountains of the Annapurna region. Poon Hill is truly a gorgeous place to trek to in Nepal. And if you have had little or no trekking experience in the Himalayas. Poon Hill should be the one you opt for.

Outline Itinerary

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This is the first day of your journey and the day you arrive in the beautiful country of Nepal. Our representatives will be waiting to receive you at the airport. They will direct you to a 3-star hotel, where you are going to rest after a long and tiring flight. Later in the evening, you will take a brisk trip to Thamel- a tourist hub in Kathmandu. There are many wonderful restaurants in Thamel where you can try authentic Nepalese food or other types of food. Thamel is also a wonderful place to stroll around which lights up with wonderful lights and music in the evening time.
On this day you will prepare for your trek. You can talk to your guide to be assured that you have every item you will need for trekking. If you don’t have all the appropriate gear, you can buy it this day. After buying all the items you might need, you will head to several UNESCO World Heritage sites in Kathmandu viz. Durbar Square, Swayambhunath, Boudhanath, Pashupatinath Temple, Patan Durbar Square and Bhaktapur Durbar Square. You will spend your night in Kathmandu.
On the 3rd day of the trip, you will head to Pokhara- a city of beautiful lakes. The bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara will give you glimpses of the rural life in Nepal. You will also see landscape change dramatically over the course of your bus ride. After reaching Pokhara you can spend your evening in Lakeside or strolling around the Pokhara Bazaar.
Pokhara is one of the most popular cities in Nepal which attracts a large number of tourists. It has beautiful lakes and offers spectacular views of the mountain ranges of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. You also have the option to take a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
You will start our journey early in the morning and head out to Nayapul in a jeep. You will reach Nayapul in about 2 hours. After reaching Nayapul, you will rest for a while and then start your trek to Tikhedhunga. On your way to Tikhedhunga, you will pass through terraced farm fields and through forests. You will also be able to stop along the way to view the mountain ranges that you will be able to see while trekking.
On this day, you will head to Ghorepani, which is situated at an altitude of 2675 meters. After walking uphill for a couple of hours, you will reach Ulleri(2070m) and then cross Banthanti. Ulleri and Banthanti are two gorgeous villages that are inhabited by the people of Magar community. After walking for a total of about 6 hours on this day, you will finally reach Ghorepani. You can fully immerse yourself in the spectacular culture and hospitality of the people of Ghorepani.
This day is going to be an interesting one. You will head to Poon Hill early in the morning. It is better to leave at dawn as we will have the chance to witness spectacular sunrise from Poon Hill. The spectacular views of the sunrise are something that you will savor for a long time.
From Poon Hill, you will be able to catch the view of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna III (7855m), Machhapuchhare (6993m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.)
After spending quality time at Poon Hill feeling the sunrise and the surrounding mountains, you will make a descent to Tadapani. On the way back to Tadapani, you will enjoy our breakfast in Ghorepani and continue your journey. About 4 hours of trekking from Ghorepani will take you to Tadapani. You’ll spend the night in Tadapani.
The altitude will slowly start decreasing as you head down to Ghandruk. You will still be able to get the view of the mountain ranges, as well as come across rhododendron flowers. Ghandruk is predominantly a Gurung village which is famous for bird-watching. From here you will be able to get the view of mountains such as Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Machhapuchhare (6993m).
Today will be your last day of the trek. You will head down from Ghandruk to Nayapul, the starting point of our trek. You will pass through villages such as Sauli Bazaar and Birethanti. After arriving at Nayapul you will take a bus to Pokhara.
Pokhara is a beautiful lake city where tourists enjoy the local cuisine and take a gentle sightseeing tour to the lakes, temples, and caves in this city. There are many wonderful places to shop for local items and many live-music restaurants too.
We head back to Kathmandu from Pokhara this day. Your bus ride will start at 7:30 in the morning and after a 6-7 hour ride, you will reach Kathmandu. On the way back, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Nepali countryside. You will spend the night in Kathmandu and go around Thamel, which is a tourist hub in Kathmandu and enjoy the night. You can also go out for some souvenir shopping in Thamel or other local towns in Kathmandu.
On the tenth day of your trip, you will head back to your home, Our representatives will drive you to the airport to see you off. Once you reach home, you can share your wonderful experience in Nepal with your family and friends.
Also, if you decide to extend your stay in Nepal, you can inform us. We would be more than happy to extend your stay or take you out to new tourist destinations in Nepal. If you want to trek in any other region in Nepal after your Poon Hill trek or be a part of other fun activities in Nepal, you can easily contact us.
Detail Itinerary

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
  • An 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
  • 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 a 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 and Drinking water during the trip.
  • Chocolate, dessert, and sweet items.
  • Your entry visa fee to Nepal.
  • Tipping for the sublime crews.
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.

Ghorepani Poonhill 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!

    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…

  • 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!

    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…

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    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'

    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…

  • 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.

    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…

  • 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.

    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…

Departure Notes

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18 Nov, 2018 - 27 Nov, 2018 Available $520 USD
23 Nov, 2018 - 02 Dec, 2018 Available $520 USD
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