Overview for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek In Nepal
- Trip Code: CT-10030
- Package: Ghorepani Poonhill Trek In Nepal
- Duration: 8 Day(s)
- Max Alt.: 3,210m/10,528
- Trip Level:
BeginnerRequires no prior experience and fits for people with basic physical ability
- Group Size: Min. 2- Max. 12
- Start At: Kathmandu
- Ends At: Kathmandu
- Transportation: Tourist Bus | Domestic Flight | Private Vehicle
- Accommodation: Hotel | Guest House
- Best Season: March- April- May- Aug- Sep- Oct- Nov- Dec- January- Feb- June- July
- Trip Route: Nayapul- Ulleri- Ghorepani- Poonhill- Tadapani- Pokhara
- The Beautiful serene Lake of scenic Pokhara.
- Exciting scenic drive from Pokhara to Hille farm village.
- Trekking through enchanting rhododendron forest to lovely Ghorepani village.
- Hike to Poon Hill the highest point of the trek facing stunning sunrise views.
- Explore the rich culture and custom of Gurung tribe in Ghandruk village.
The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the best short moderate treks around southern green hills of Annapurna Himalayas.
The trek starts from scenic and beautiful Pokhara city, where drive leads to traditional farm villages of the Annapurna Region. A short and moderate trek completing within less than a week or more days. There are different options, alternative trekking routes that one can choose from the start and at the end from Ghorepani. Where all walks leads to fascinating views with ever present scenery of Annapurna Himalayas.
The stunning sunrise views from Poon Hill, truly an awesome experience to mesmerize along with an array of snow peaks. To catch the best views of sunrise and morning glorious views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himal, waking up early. Just before crack of dawn with an hour hike up to Poon Hill, the highest point of the trek. Which is at the height of 3,210 m /
10,531 feet high an amazing view-points around the Himalayas.
Along with striking sunrise, Poon Hill offers views of world’s three highest mountain range.
Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Annapurna I (8,091 m) and Manaslu (8,163 m) with an array of towering snow peaks. Includes majestic Machhapuchare Himal the famous Fish-Tail peak as far towards Ganesh Himal in the far eastern horizon.
The Ghorepani Poonhill trek, where travelers are always greeted with warm hospitality by the native Poon / Magar community. The village with great culture of age-old heritage. Especially, the Ghandruk village populated by the Gurung, the main hill tribes of Annapurna Himalayas presents amazing cultural tourism.
The walks through lovely forest lines with rhododendron trees, the areas around Ghorepani, regarded as world’s largest natural rhododendron garden. At Ghorepani and throughout the trek, staying in the comfort of nice cozy mountain lodge.
Spring from March to May, the right time to trek when wildflowers are in seasonal bloom.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek In Nepal Itinerary
Arrival in Kathmandu
Our staff from Core Treks will receives you at the airport on arrival for short transfer to your hotel. The hotel accommodation of three-star standard or above based on the preference of the clients. We will have a short briefing session at our office or in the hotel lobby and meeting rooms, regarding the trip and travel details. Please feel free to ask questions during the briefing session. After a bit of walking around the streets of Thamel, preparation for the trek to Annapurna Himalayas.
Kathmandu to Pokhara
We'll be heading to Pokhara on this day. There are two options regarding our travel to Pokhara; by air or travel overland. A flight takes 30 minutes to reach Pokhara, taking a drive of near 6 hours. Depends upon one’s opinion, as well the cost wise. Weather enjoy the scenic drive on the main highway of Nepal, or short scenic flight, with time to explore Pokhara.
Pokhara to Hille to Ulleri
Morning after breakfast, an interesting drive takes you beyond Pokhara valley towards west, facing grand views of Annapurna’s peaks. After 2-3 hours of good drive reaching a farm village at Hille. From Hille trek start past Tirkhedhunga with beautiful waterfalls, then climb on steep stone steps for an hour or more. Reaching Ulleri for overnight halt, a nice moderate size village populated by Magar people, the hill tribes of Western Nepal.
Ulleri to Ghorepani
Morning enjoy the views of Annapurna South and Huin-Chuli, with Fish-Tail peaks,
having breakfast, start the walk to Ghorepani. From here a short day walk on pleasant trail past Bhanthati, and into beautiful forest of rhododendron and pine trees. Walk leads to short steep ups and gradual climb reaching on top of a ridge, where Ghorepani village located.
A scenic spot at the base of Poon Hill overlooking views of Dhaulagiri, and Annapurna peaks.
At Ghorepani for lunch and overnight stop in the comfort of a nice lodge. Afternoon free at leisure to marvel the views and explore the village with blue painted houses and lodges.
Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani
An early morning hike for an hour up to Poon Hill, the highest point of the adventure.
Enjoy the stunning sunrise that reflect on chain of snow peaks, facing views of world three highest mountain range. Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and Annapurna with an array of peaks with majestic Machhapuchare Himal, the famed Fish Tail peak.
After a glorious morning walks with mesmerizing views of sunrise and snow-mountain range, descend to Ghorepani for breakfast. As adventure continues heading up into lovely serene rhododendron and pine forest to Deurali top. Offers grand views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayas, then down to another Bhanthati for lunch. Afternoon walk down to a stream and then an hour climb to Tadapani. Located on a high ridge with number of good lodges with Annapurna Himalayas toward north.
Tadapani to Ghandruk to Pokhara
Our last and final day of trekking, from Tadapani on pleasant forested path downhill to Ghandruk large Gurung village. Stopping for lunch facing grand views of surrounding landscapes with snow-capped peaks. From Ghandruk, a short descent to Kimche village and then drive back to beautiful Pokhara by the serene lake Phewa. Rest of the afternoon free at leisure for individual activities,
Pokhara to Kathmandu
Depart from the hotel after breakfast, for return drive to Kathmandu, on the same scenic and interesting highway. After more than 5-6 hours reaching Kathmandu and then back to your hotel. After getting refreshed, the company provides a farewell dinner party for our fellow guests in nice traditional Nepalese restaurants
The day has come to bid farewell to our guides and staff, as time for international flight Core Treks staff transfer you to Tribhuvan International Airport at least 3 hours ahead before your international flight back homeward bound.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek In Nepal Cost Mentions
- transfers by Private Vehicles.
- Standard twin- sharing accommodation in a three starts hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara, breakfast included. (4 Nights).
- Twin sharing accommodation during trek. (3 Nights).
- Kathmandu – Pokhara– Kathmandu by Luxury tourist bus (If you want both ways private vehicle also available on additional cost).
- Pokhara to Hile (Trekking start Point) & Siwai to Pokhara by private vehicle.
- Three daily meals with tea/coffee (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
- TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System & Annapurna Conservation area permit (Please bring 2 passport size photos).
- One highly experienced, helpful and friendly guide. Porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary and equipment. Accident insurance for all staff
- Farewell dinner in a traditional Nepali restaurant with cultural performances.
- Personal care & attention.
- Local and government taxes. Airport
- All kind of beverage including mineral water, Phone calls, laundry, hot shower during Trek
- Travel and Rescue Insurance
- Tipping to crew.
- Personal mountaineering gears
- Optional trips and sightseeing if extended
- International airfare and airport departure tax
- Visa fee, you obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu
- Do not mention the services apart from the services mentioned in "Cost Included services"
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek in Nepal is considered as a beginner level trek. It requires no previous trekking experience whatsoever and is compatible for kids and elders. A brief training session will be held before you start your trip that will equip you with safety precautions and information about the location.
Yes, it is completely safe to trek to Ghorepani Poonhill Trek in Nepal. However, in every trek in Nepal should be done in presence of a guide, this one is no different. Take a professional guide with you and you should be good.
During the trek to Ghorepani Poonhill Trek in Nepal, you can expect to explore the beauty of Pokhara city, the pristine Fewa Lake, Ghorepani Village, and culturally rich & naturally beautiful Ghandruk village.
The food is generally our traditional Nepali lunch which is Dal (Lentil Soup), Bhat (Boiled Rice), Tarkari (Veggies), and Achar (Pickle).
For the accommodation there are specially Hotels & Lodges, Tea houses, and Camping facilities. However due easy accessibility of hotels & lodges throughout the trial, camping is usually avoided during the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek in Nepal.
To book the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek in Nepal, CoreTreks offers you a number of booking options including:
- Online booking,
- Wire transfer OR,
- Cash on arrival
We recommend you to go through our booking policy before you head to the payment. In case of further inquiries please feel free to contact us.
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- Travel Insurance
- Trek Packing List
- Responsible Tourism
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CoreTreks is always striving for customer satisfaction and quality services. At the same time, we do not compromise on our responsibilities. We discourage any activities that harm the surroundings as well as the people. Nepal is a country of respect, hence we encourage travelers to greet people and show respect to the culture and traditions.
Symptoms of Altitude Sickness may start once you reach 1500-2000 meters and upwards. If you gain altitude rapidly without letting your body adapt to the thin oxygen at higher altitudes, you are most likely to suffer from Altitude Sickness. But if you plan for acclimatization days to your itinerary, you are good to go.
The itinerary includes acclimatization days to avoid Altitude Sickness. The sickness is common at high altitudes. Please note that sickness is a topic to be taken very seriously. Here are some few extra preventions:
- Avoid climbing rapidly, give your body some time to adjust
- Drink more water, not less than 5 liters a day
- Eat more, eat often, and eat healthily
- Listen to your body, do not ignore symptoms
- Do not skip acclimatization days
- Be prepared in case of an emergency
Safety and Security
A comprehensive Travel Insurance is mandatory while trekking with CoreTreks. However, there are a few measures that you can implement to ensure safety:
- Secure your belongings
- Do not flash cash or jewelry
- Have an emergency plan
- Do not trek alone
- Only choose authorized trekking agencies
CoreTreks will provide you with the essentials such as a Down jacket, four seasonal sleeping bags, a duffle bag, a t-shirt, a trekking map, a self-sufficient medical first aid kit, and more. These are to be returned after completion of the trek.
Personal mountaineering gears are not included but we will provide you with a list of equipment necessary for your trek.
On average, walking time per day is 5-6 hours below 3,000m. For altitudes higher than 3,000m the average walking time is 3-5 hours per day. The walking hours may vary according to conditions but do not exceeds 6 hours mark per day.
Hiring a Porter/Guide
An experienced guide will be provided for a group of 1-5. A group consisting of 6-12 individuals will be provided with 2 professional guides. The package also includes a porter for every 2 individuals.
All our guides are licensed and well-experienced. They have been guiding with CoreTreks for almost a decade. Guides come in handy whenever you need some quick information, and to enhance overall trekking experience.
The best trek I ever had
From: United Kingdom | On: 05 Oct, 2019
Hands down the best trekking experience I ever had in a while. Nepal is such a beauty. We chose Ghorepani especially because we had only two weeks to explore Nepal. It all turned out to be pretty amazing experience.
This trip would not have been possible if we did not find CoreTreks. Thanks to the professional teams for guiding us through our trip and making it possible. Highly recommended.
Beautiful memories with beautiful people
From: Korea, Democratic People | On: 17 Nov, 2018
Trekking to Ghorepani Poonhill was really a lifetime experience. The place is beautiful and the people too. They are so kind and friendly, left me with nothing to complain at all. We hiked for 4-5 hours every day, it was little hard but we made great memories.
Thanks to all the guides and porters for making thing trip possible.
Specially thank to CoreTreks for being such a helpful partner and taking care of everything. I love Nepal and the people. Looking forward to visit again.
Experience of a lifetime
From: Norway | On: 06 Nov, 2017
We were a group of 5 but still had an amazing journey to Poonhill and back. The trekking did not feel long because we were accompanied by our guides from CoreTreks.
They were amazing and told us a lot of funny stories of their past. They are really hard working people and deserve a lot more credit than they do. Once again thanks CoreTreks for making this trip possible and handling our group so efficiently.
Fun little trip
From: Ireland | On: 03 Nov, 2017
Nepal is amazing destination to travel as you might have heard before. I had a great time and was enjoying my whole trip.
I have a very tight schedule but CoreTreks really guided us through their packages and got us a perfect package.
The trip to Ghorepani Poonhill was short but amazing. I have nothing but love to Nepal.