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 Beauty of Lakeside, Pokhara
- Beautiful drive from Pokhara to Hille
- Ghorepani village
- Poonhill hike and soul captivating sunrise view of the mountains
- Culturally rich and naturally beautiful Ghandruk village
The Ghorepani Poonhill trek in Nepal is one of the best short treks in Nepal. The trek starts from Pokhara going through villages of the Annapurna Region and the Annapurna circuit trek. It is quite a short trek in Nepal that can be finished within 7-9 days. There are different trekking routes that you can choose while going towards and coming back from Ghorepani each with their own unique flair. The sunrise you can view from the Poonhill is something to behold from. Mostly travelers at Ghorepani wake up at the dawn and make the Poonhill trekking towards hill top which will take about an hour to climb. The short hike to Poonhill in itself is amazing, gazing through the starry skies you'll reach to Poonhill and from there you'll be able to view amazing scenery of Himalayan Ranges of Nepal such as Mt. Dhulagiri (8,167m), Nilgiri (7,061m), Annapurna South (7,219m) Annapurna I (8,091m) Fishtail (6,997m), Mardi Himal (5,553m) Manaslu ( 8,156mwhich will take anyone's breath away.
The Ghorepani Poonhill trek is also welcomes travelers with warm hospitality of the Gurung community. This culturally rich tribe of people are the major occupants of this part of the Annapurna region. Especially, the Ghandruk village is amazing for its cultural tourism in Nepal. Walking through the verdant forests filled with rhododendron fills our walk with fresh breeze of air in its purest form. During our trek to Ghorepani, we'll be taking shelter on the guesthouses along the villages on our way. The accommodation facilities in Ghorepani trekking are also easy to find with a warm and hospitable owners all along. It is also one of the best value-for-money treks in Nepal when it comes to the cost of Ghorepani Poonhill trek. Spring is the best time to make this trip as you'll be passing through lush green dense Rhododendron forest. The scenery is really astonishing and you'll regret if you forget your camera alongside.
Trip Itinerary of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek In Nepal
Arrival in Kathmandu
A representative from Core Treks will come to pick you up at the airport. After that we'll be taking you to your hotel. We'll have a short briefing session and feel free to ask any question you might have regarding the trek. If you want to explore the city we might as well walk around the street of Thamel and it's even possible to do some last minute shopping. There're no further activities for the day so you might as well check into the hotel.
Kathmandu to Pokhara
Kathmandu to Pokhara We'll be heading to Pokhara on this day. There are two options regarding our travel to Pokhara; by air travel or by drive. A flight would take around 25 minutes to reach whereas driving to Pokhara might take around 8 hours. It depends on how you want to travel. Whether you want to enjoy the scenic highway drive of Nepal or a short scenic flight and enjoy the rest of the day at chilling or exploring Pokhara,
Pokhara to Hille to Ulleri
Our trekking journey starts this day onwards. Upon having our breakfast, we drive towards Hille. After 3 hours of drive we'll be reaching Hille and we began a short hike ascending up to the village of Ulleri where we'll stay for the night.
Ulleri to Ghorepani
We walk towards Ghorepani on this day following verdant trails along the way. The trail is really beautiful filled with streams and some small waterfalls as well as we walk through the rhododendron forests. We'll also be trekking along the beautiful views of the beautiful Himalayas such as the Fishtail mountain and the Annapurna ranges. Upon 5 to 6 hours of walking, we'll be reaching the Ghorepani village where we'll be resting for the rest of the day. We can even explore the village for a bit as there are also lots of fun activities to do around the village.
Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani
We wake up early at the dawn on this day as we hike upon the Poonhill hill station. We reach there before sunrise walking beneath the starry sky. This is something you won't get to see at many places on earth as we walk beholding the beauty of night sky with sunlight slowly taking over and giving us splendid views of the Annapurna range. The panoramic view of the Himalayan ranges seen from the Poonhill station truly makes the journey so worth it. After spending some time at the hill station and getting all the pictures we need, we head back to Ghorepani and upon having breakfast we resume our trek as we walk towards Tadapani.
Tadapani to Ghandruk to Pokhara
This is our final day of trekking. We descend towards the culturally rich village of Ghandruk from Tadapani. We'll be reaching to Ghandruk sometime during the noon where we'll also be stopping for lunch. The village is beautiful filled with stone houses and stone-paved paths all over. After that we head back towards Pokhara by vehicles, as our trek has come to an end.
Pokhara to Kathmandu
We'll return back to Kathmandu via the mode of transportation of your choice (i.e. by air flight or by drive). We'll drive back to Kathmandu and back to your hotel. After resting for a bit, we'll be organizing a dinner party for our fellow guests where you'll be taken to a traditional Nepalese cuisine restaurant.
Our travel journey has now come to an end as we say our goodbyes and take you to the Tribhuvan International Airport 2 hours prior to your flight time. We'll come to pick you at your hotel and a representative will drive alongside you up till the departure gate at the airport.
- 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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Here are some links to useful information to help you plan your trip better:
- Travel Insurance
- Trek Packing List
- Responsible Tourism
- Free Travel Guide (New)
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.