Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Duration: 9 Days   |  4 Reviews

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is for those who have a limited time to spare and are not looking for strenuous activity, but still, want to see the Himalayan ranges up close. The trek is also equally for those wishing to explore the Annapurna region, of course! The 9-day-long Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek starts with a bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara, it is a fairly scenic ride along the Trishuli River, but with a few twists and turns as you'd expect from Himalayan roads.

The day we trek to Ghorepani is when we first get proper glimpses of Mt. Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The Himalayan giants start to emerge once you make it to Ulleri. In spring and late fall when the Rhododendrons are in bloom, the trekking route looks like a bed of pink flowers. The major attraction of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek-9 Days is undoubtedly Poon Hill, an excellent vantage point from where you can see the golden hour on a panorama of mountains including Mt. Machhapuchre/Fishtail (known for its fishtail like shape), Mt. Annapurna (Tenth Highest peak in the world, peak I 8,091m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (seventh highest peak of the world, peak I 8,167m) and plethora of other mountains. Take a sip of tea or coffee as you see these peaks get golden red during sunrise. 

The walk down from Poonhill-Ghorepani-Tadapani is a steep decline but interesting with magnolias and rhododendron forests and possible sightings of forest foxes and langurs among other animals.Ghandruk is on the way back to Nayapul, the village is a local Gurung settlement and offers views of Fishtail, Annapurna, Ghandruk and Dhaulagiri Mountains.

If you are looking for a longer trip to the Annapurna region, Adventure Club offers Annapurna Circuit Trek-21 Days, Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek -17 Days, and if you want to trek to the Annapurna Base Camp instead of the circuit? Adventure Club Trek’s itineraries for Annapurna Base Camp Trek -14 Days and Annapurna Base Camp short Trek - 12 Days might be what you exactly need!

 

Trip Highlights:

  • Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, through winding highway along Trishuli River
  • Rhododendron forests, Langurs, Hills and scenic villages on the way
  • Sunrise view of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Macchapuchre, Kali Gandaki Gorge and Nepal-Tibet border from Poon Hill
  • Ghandruk, a traditionally and culturally intact Gurung vilage, up-close views of Mt. Macchapuchre, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Ghandruk and Mt. Annpurna
  • Scenic flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu

Outline Itinerary:

  • Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu.
  • Day 02: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara: 6 -7 hours
  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul (1,050m) and trek to trek to Ulleri.
  • Day 04: Trek Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani.
  • Day 05: Trek Ghorepani to Tadapani with a visit to Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft)
  • Day 06: Trek Tadapani to Ghandruk.
  • Day 07: Trek Ghandruk - Nayapul to Pokhara.
  • Day 08: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu ( 25-minutes)
  • Day 09: Departure from Kathmandu

Cost Includes

  • Arrival and Departure transfer by private tourist vehicle. 
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a three-star hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2 nights’ accommodation in a standard twin shared room at a two-star hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Best available twin sharing Teahouse or  lodge accommodation during the trek
  • Private, round-trip land transportation between Pokhara and Nayapul
  • Surface transfer  Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist bus
  • Domestic flight (Pokhara -Kathmandu)
  • Welcome and farewell dinner.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Government licensed, English speaking guide trained in wilderness first aid
  • Porters to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers)
  • Assistant trekking guides walking with the group to support as necessary (1 assistant guide for 4 trekkers)
  • Staff costs including their, Food, salary, accommodation, transportation and medicine.
  • Insurance covering all staff, including porters as per state law.
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion).
  • Annapurna Conservation Park permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
  • Complimentary Adventure Club Trek T-shirt, duffel bag, and trekking map
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Travel and rescue arrangement
  • All Government and Local taxes

Cost Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa
  • Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • International air fares/flights (fares and flights can be arranged upon the request)
  • Personal expenses (alcoholic drinks, bottled water, cold drinks)
  • Personal travel insurance and medical bills
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide, porters, and drivers (tipping is expected, but it is not mandatory)

Clients Reviews

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    Zsolt C
    Sweden Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2016

    Very well taken care of while visiting Nepal by Birendra and his team

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    Birendra was recommended by my cousin who previously hired him and his team for trekking in Nepal. Probably there is nothing he wouldn't know about in Nepal and activities. A guide was assigned to me, So Nam, he was also very friendly, helpful and good knowledge about trekking despite of his age. Highly recommended team while in Nepal and planning to do some activities!


     

  • Riesha B
    Riesha B
    Canada Published: Friday, January 9, 2015

    Wonderful trek to Poon Hill

    Rating:

    My friend and I had a wonderful trek to Poon Hill. Birendra made the entire booking and planning process carefree from start to end. He is passionate about trekking and has a caring heart. Our guide and porter were knowledgeable and friendly. I have recommended this company to friends already and will no doubt contact them when I plan to visit again.

  • MinaMimiKim
    MinaMimiKim
    Korea Published: Thursday, June 6, 2013

    Adventure Club make my trip easy and pleasant

    Rating:

    I have been travel with Adventure club couple of times and exch times it has been so nice and easy. and birendra himself is so relaxed and open minded and good listener and positive person. When i go back to Nepal I will make a my plan with Adventure Club again!!! Thanks again to Adventure Club make my trip easy and pleasant.

    Busan, South Korea

  • Galamba
    Galamba
    Brazil Published: Sunday, April 7, 2013

    Trip around Nepal

    Rating:

    Birendra, the owner is an expert in Nepal and region and has lead himself many expeditions in the region. His knowledge and advice was excellent to make the most of my trip to Nepal, first I spent few days in Chitwan National Park and then did the Ghorepani/Poon Hill Trek in Annapurna Region for 5 days with the guide Ram, everything worked out really well and Nepal is an amazing beautiful country. I´d definitely recommend Adventure Club Treks as a reliable company to set your trip around Nepal!

    Sao Paulo, SP

Note: Your safety is of the utmost concern whilst you are traveling with Adventure Club Trek. We will make every effort possible to follow the original itinerary but we reserve the right to change that itinerary if a segment of it becomes a safety issue. Certain mountain regions are remote, natural disasters can happen, weather conditions can decline and there can be illness or an injury. To avoid dangerous situations we may occasionally have to make changes to the itinerary to ensure everyone’s safety. That having been said, Adventure Club Trek will strive to provide you with the best possible trekking experience and to keep your safety our number one priority. We thank you for your understanding.

Pre-Trip Meeting 

Prior to all the treks and expeditions, Adventure Club Trek hosts a pre-trip meeting in Kathmandu. The primary purpose of the meeting is to provide an opportunity for individuals to ask questions about the forthcoming trek and to introduce other team members. The meeting covers topics as diverse as personal equipment and acclimatization and usually involves a hike and some skills training. Pre-trip meeting is very important in order to have a better preparation of the trekking.

Fixed Departures and Cost

The quoted costs are per person but don't include International flights if you are a single person and want to be in a group you can join our fixed departure schedule if the schedule dates are not suitable for you, please contact us, and we will be happy to customize our trips to suit your needs. If any individuals/group don't want to join our other group, we can comply with your wishes and requirements. We are ground operators Himalayan destinations and can arrange your trip to suit your dates and choices.

Available - Trip is available to run if minimum group size is filled
Guaranteed - Trip is Guaranteed to run
Limited - Only a few spaces available

Trip Dates Availability Person Left Price
November 16, 2018
November 24, 2018
Available US$ 699
November 20, 2018
November 28, 2018
Available US$ 699
November 25, 2018
December 03, 2018
Available US$ 699
November 30, 2018
December 08, 2018
Available US$ 699
PRICE FROM US$ 699 (Per Person)
Total: US$ 699
  • Trip Duration 9 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty Easy
  • Trip Style Tea House Trek
  • Accomodation Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara and teahouses during the trek
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