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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 6 Days

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  • DestinationNepal
  • Duration6 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max. Altitude3210 meters
  • Starts/EndsNayapul/Ghandruk
  • Trip StyleTrekking
  • Group SizeMin. 1 Pax.
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn
Highlights
  • Early sunrise view striking over the mountains from Poon Hill.
  • Spectacular views of panoramic mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Mt. Fishtail, Hiuchuli, etc.
  • Amazing hospitality of the Gurung community.
  • Hike through the green lush forests, store stairs, and suspension bridges.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is probably the best short trek in Nepal that offers mind-blowing views of Himalayan vistas. The trail is very easy for inexperienced trekkers and ideal for those who want to trek for the first time in Nepal. Trekking to Poon Hill can be done within 3-4 days. Likewise, Poon Hill trail is the best way to acclimatize your body, if you want to do ABC Trek orAnnapurna Circuit Trek. The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is known as a relatively easy trek in Nepal. However, sound physical fitness is important to complete this trek without any hiccups.

A short trek to Poon Hill begins from Nayapool and goes through the small villages of Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk Village. The trail offers small streams, waterfalls, alpine forests, suspension bridges, etc. which gives the ultimate adventure on this trek. Trekking in Nepal provides almost similar adventures to in Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. Classic Trek Nepal organizes this short trek in Nepal professionally with a customized itinerary. To know more about Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek costs, feel free to contact us.

Where is the starting point of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek?

Well, there are various points to start your trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. The famous and popular starting point is Nayapul and the finishing it at Ghandruk Village. But you can also start from the Ghandruk and finish it at Nayapul. It takes about an hour to reach Nayapool from Pokhara in a private Vehicle. However, if the trek starts from Ghandruk, it takes about 2 hours to reach Ghandruk in a private vehicle. Pokhara-Ghandruk Road is a bumpy road so, when it rains the road might be blocked due to a muddy route. So, it is better to start from Nayapul.

Accommodations during the Poon Hill Trek

During the trek apart from Pokhara Lodge, you will stay at Tea houses. Most of the tea houses have shared rooms with twin beds basis. Rarely you can find private double bedrooms with attached bathrooms. Ghorepani and Ghandruk have Tea houses with attached bathrooms. But, in Tadhapani tea houses have the sharing bathroom. You may be surprised as almost all tea houses have Wi-Fi facilities now. Some tea houses may charge you the extra for using it but some may not. Likewise, the beds are very simple with clean rooms.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek Difficulty 

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is considered one of the easiest treks in Nepal. It is suitable for solo trekkers, couples, or even family members. Even if you are a novice hiker, if you take it slowly and gradually, it can be done easily. The daily average walking period is 3-4 hours, so it shouldn't be that difficult to walk 3 hours in a day. 

Sunrise View From Poon Hill

Ghorepani Poon Hiil Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offers a mesmerizing sunrise view striking the face of mountain vistas including Annapurna, Mt. Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Hiunchuli. The hike to Poonhill from Ghorepani is around 45 minutes. A small headlight is recommended while hiking up to the Poon Hill early in the morning. Hiking around 5 am can be darker so better to keep it in a safe. 

 

 

Itinerary

We start early in the morning after having breakfast. The bus to Pokhara leaves around 7 am from Kathmandu. It takes around 7-8 hours to reach Pokhara. If the weather is clear you can see some glimpses of mountains at the start of the highway. Enjoy the scenic green hills, farmlands, and fast-flowing Trishuli river during the drive. The tourist bus will stop in place to place for lunch and bathroom break.

If you like to get a private vehicle to go at your own pace then let us know. We can arrange a private vehicle for you.

  • Max Altitude:800 meters
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast

Start your day with a short drive to Nayapul. It takes around an hour to reach Nayapul. From there your trek kicks off to Tikhedhunga for today. The first part of the trek starts with a gentle walk through the road. As the trail goes on we will walk through the forest and small settlements of local people. Overnight stay at Tikhedhunga.

 

  • Max Altitude:1480 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We kick off our day by crossing the suspension bridge near Tikhedhunga. Then the hike begins climbing over 3000 steps on the staircase on the way to Ulleri. It can be a bit tiring today to climb those staircases. However, crossing Ulleri Village the trail becomes easier as you will walk through forests. Upon reaching Ghorepani if the weather is clear, you will get to see the beautiful views of the mountains. Overnight stay at Ghorepani.

  • Max Altitude:2860 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:6-7 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The exciting day of this trek starts with an early morning hike to Poon Hill. Wake up early in the morning around 5 am and start to hike to Poonhill. It takes around 45 minutes to reach Poohill at 3210 meters. There are small stalls of tea shops where we enjoy sips of tea and coffee with a sunrise view. We will spend an hour taking photographs and spending quality time over there. Then, we will come down to our hotel and have breakfast to trek to Tadapani. The starting of a trek to Tadhapani is uphill climbing then we will descend for 45 minutes. Then again, climbing a steep trail through the forests takes us to Tadhapani. Overnight stay at Tadhapani.

  • Max Altitude:3210 meters
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today we will trek all the way down to Ghandruk. The trek is short and easy. Ghandruk is a beautiful Gurung Settlement. The highlight package of Ghandruk village is the Gurung Museum. You can visit the museum and discover the ancient Gurung culture. Overnight stay at Ghandruk Village.

  • Max Altitude:1940 meter
  • Accommodation:Tea House
  • Time:4-5 Hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Have your final breakfast of the trip and we will drive back to Pokhara today early morning. You will drive through a private Jeep from Ghandrul to Pokhara. It takes around 1-2 hours to reach Pokhara. Rest of the day you can relax and explore around the city of Pokhara.

  • Max Altitude:800
  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Time:1-2 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast
What's Included
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu Tourist Bus 
  • Trekkers Information Management system permit card 
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit Card
  • Ghandruk-Pokhara Jeep costs
  • Accommodations during the trek 
  • 2-nights accommodation in Pokhara 
  • Guide expenses during the trek including his salary, meals, accommodation, and insurance. 
  • Meals During the trek 
  • All government and local taxes. 
What's not Excluded
  • Drinks and personal expenses during the trek 
  • Rescue evacuation if needed
  • Travel Insurance 
  • Lunch and Dinner in Pokhara 
  • Porter costs (If needed USD 20 per day)
  • Tips for Guide and Porter 
Clients Reviews
  • Mountain Eco Trails are utterly amazing

    Mountain Eco Trails are utterly amazing. They are quick, efficient, and have great prices. They really should have more reviews they are that good. They will get to know you and tailor anything to your trekking needs as a small team. Wow

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