Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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Region
Annapurna Region
Best time to visit
All Season
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  • Transportation
    Flight or Drive
  • Difficulty
    Moderate
  • Accomodation
    Tea House
  • Altitude
    3,210m
  • Duration
    6 Days
  • Activities
    Trekking

Overview

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the famous treks of the Annapurna region which can be done within 5 to 6 days. During this trek, we get the opportunity to explore the forest side full of Rhododendron, Oak trees beautiful birds, and other animal.

The main attraction of trekking is Poon Hill (3,210m) from where we can view breathtaking view of Mt. Fishtail 6,993m, Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167m, Annapurna South, Annapurna I 8,091m, Tukuche Himal 6,920m, Nilgiri 6,940m and Himchuli 6,441m. It is one of the shortest and easiest treks including major points of attraction like Ghandruk and Poon Hill.

Ghandruk is also famous for internal tourists of Nepal. In Ghandruk one can take the Gurung cultural dress for rent and takes some antique picture with it.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Highlight:

  • Trek to the beautiful area of the Annapurna region.
  • Different Vegetation different Colorful rhododendron.
  • Breathtaking view of Sunrise from Poon Hill (3,210 m).
  • Gorgeous views of the Annapurna mountain ranges such as; Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Baraha Shikhar, Mt. Fishtail, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, etc.
  • Exploration of the Himalayan Gurung and Magar Community.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Difficulty:

The difficulty increases if you trek during the monsoon Season. During the monsoon, there are heavy rainfalls which makes the trail muddy and Slippery and you also encounter the leech. You need to be careful with your Steps. So, it is best to avoid trekking there in the Monsoon. If you are a well-experienced trekker, then you are sure to enjoy any Seasons.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 01: Drive to toNayapul at 8.30 am and trek to Tikhedhunga (Tea house) (1,495m/4,905 ft), 3-4 hrs
Day 02: Trek to Ghorepani (Tea House) (2,850m/9,350ft). 6-7hrs
Day 03: Hike Poon Hill (3,210m/10,528ft), and trek to Tadapani (2,520m/8,268ft),(Tea House)
6-7 hrs
Day 04: Trek to Ghandruk (1,950m/6,398ft), (Tea House) 3-4 hrs
Day 05: Trek Ghandruk to Pothana(1,910m/6,266ft),(Tea House) 5-6 hrs
Day 06: Short trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara (910m/ 2,986ft), 3-4 hrs

Itinerary

Day 01Drive to toNayapul at 8.30 am and trek to Tikhedhunga (Tea house) (1,495m/4,905 ft), 3-4 hrs

After breakfast in Lakeside (Pokhara) and 1 ½ hour car / van / hiace and bus drive according to group size to NayaPul and commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous riverside village beside the Modi River &BroomdiKhola.( stream). We head up the main trail and follow upstream of BroomdiKhola (stream) to Sudamefrom where the trail climbs gradually up to Hile (1495m). After 20 minutes of walking from Hile we will arrive at Tikhedhung and overnight at a lodge.

Day 02Trek to Ghorepani (Tea House) (2,850m/9,350ft). 6-7hrs

From here the trail climbs steeply up toUlleri village with the amazing landscape and marvelous view of Annapurna South and Hiuchuli. We spend a pleasant day’s trekking through rhododendron and oak forests. The scenery gives you inner power to climb up these steps and immerse you to walk more. After 7 hours of walking we finally reach at Ghorepani and spend a night there.

Day 03Hike Poon hill (3210m/10528ft), and trek to Tadapani (2,520m/8268ft),(Tea House) 6-7 hrs

An early morning start for 45 minutes hike up to Poon hill (3210m/10530ft), the route offers the glimpse of the pleasant rhododendron forest. This brilliant viewpoint provides us an unobstructed sunrise over the high Himalayas and the wide range of panoramic scenery from the far western Himalaya.After a great time in Poon Hill, trek back to Ghorepani, breakfast and continue trek to Tadapani through thick pine and rhododendron forest with occasionally flat, more ascends and descends along the ridge

Day 04 Trek to Ghandruk (1,950m/6,398ft), (Tea House) 3-4 hrs

Today, we have short and pleasant walking day through the forested and downhill path with the view of the green forest and mountains and finally arrive at Ghandruk. It is the popular Gurung village where you can visit Gurung museum. We spend a night there.

Day 05Trek Ghandruk to Pothana(1910m/6266ft),(Tea House) 5-6 hrs

The trail descends following the stone staircases to ModiKhola and crosses a suspension bridge. From here way ascends immortally to Landrung village and continues through scattered trees, bushes and village to Tolkha. We will stop here for lunch and continue our journey to Pothana through Deurali and green forest. Pothana is a small village from where you can see breathtaking view of Pokhara valley includingFewa Lake and Annapurna south. We spend a night there.

Day 06Short trek to Phedi and drive to Pokhara (810m/ 2986ft), 3-4 hrs

From here, the trail descends down through jungle and reaches at Dhampus. It is nice village from where we will constantly descend through Dhanpus village to Phedi and catch a cab or car and drive to Pokhara. We spend a night there.

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Includes/Excludes

What's included?

  • Arrival and departure transportation
  • All necessary paper work and permits (Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS )
  • Trekking poles with company T-shirt
  • An experienced English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and local porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Pokhara to Nayapul by private transport
  • Phedi to Pokhara by private transport
  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek
  • All accommodation during the trek

What's excluded?

 

  • Deserts (cakes, bakes and pies)
  • Mineral Water
  • Boiled Water
  • Electronic device re- charge
  • Hot shower
  • Personal Expenses
  • Wi-fi
  • Travel Insurance and evacuations insurance
  • Tips for guide and porters

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Useful Info

Required equipments and useful tips for your Trekking/ Hiking Tours:

The Hiking /Trekking generally goes through the high Himalayan passes, it may covers with full of snow so, we advise you to accompany a porter to carry your necessary stuffs. The porter usually carries 18 kgs of your luggage.We also expect you to carry a regular backpack for your valuables and required goods.

We as a travel operator suggest you to bring the basic clothing and accessories to the trek and the remaining  you can just leave/store at Himalayan Abode Trekking or at your Hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara for free. Here are the basic list of usual equipments regarding your Trekking/ Hiking duration.


Sun hat or Scarf

  • Winter hat/ Insulating hat/ Wide-brimmed hat
  • Headlight with an extra supplement batteries
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglass with UV protection
  • Face/body wipes
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Heavyweight winter gloves


Hiking shirts /Long-sleeved shirt

Rain jacket or Rain Coat

  • Fleece jacket
  • Lightweight cotton pants
  • T-Shirt ( Lightweight wool)
  • Polypropylene underwear
  • Down jacket (available on hire in Kathmandu/ Pokhara)
  • Sweater
  • Hiking Boots
  • Thick wool socks (bring an extra pair of thick light socks)


Thermal bottle

  • Water sterilization tablets or liquids
  • Trekking/Hiking pole
  • Sleeping bag (-15 is recommended in high altitude trekking)
  • Towel
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant floss
  • Biodegradable bar soap
  • First aid kit etc.

 

 

FAQs

Where is located Ghorepani Poonhill ?

It is located in Annapurna Conservation area.

What sort of trek is it?

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What are the main Ethnic groupes of the Area?

What are the Mountain that we can see?

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Reviews

Oct 2014 • Friends
It was my first time going to Nepal and I and my friend booked a trekking tour for 5 days with Himalayan Abode Travels and Tours Treks and Expeditions in advance. The first day we arrived in Kathmandu, Nabin arranged a staff to pick us up at the hotel to his office. In addition to the detailed explanation of the trekking tour, Nabin also recommended us tourist spots in Kathmandu and showed us how to get those places with a free map provided. The trekking guide and porter they arranged for us were so friendly and helpful. We learnt a lot about Nepali culture after chatting with them on the way. And on the last day of our trip, we stayed in his office for hours writing postcards and he welcomed us and provided us with tea and pens. He also helped us arranged a taxi to airport for a cheap price and his brother also accompanied us to the airport. Their services were so excellent which made my trip in Nepal so convenient and wonderful. They were so nice for arranging everything for us, even some we didn’t expect before. Therefore I highly recommended Nabin and Himalayan Abode Travels and Tours Treks and Expeditions, which will offer you a memorable trip in Nepal.
Review fromkaryw karyw Hongkong

We did a 10 days traveling including 5 days trekking with the arrangement by this agency. The arrangement is professional and very useful, all the hotel, guide, car, bus are arranged by them without any worry, the whole trip is well arranged with professional. They take care everything, even can wait for us in very later night since the bus is delayed, we do recommand if you want a easy trip in Nepal, they are the one can trust.

燕兴 杨 China

Our oeigial plan was to spent 8 days in the Himalayas to visit ABC. It was an unforgettable experience although on the second day of the tour we decided not to go to the base camp, We chose Poonhill instead, but we did not regret it because we had a better panorama from Poonhill. We could see not just Annapurna but Dhaulagiri as well. We were very pleased with our guide who were able to handle flexibly that we changed our mind. We always get the best possible rooms with shower and nice views if there were any. Our porter and of course Nabin and Prabin from the office were also very friendly and helpful.
The only negative thing was just the weather that caused some annoying days on the mountain, Overall we did not mind and still want to see someday the Himalayas again in cooperation with Himalayan Abode.

Zoltán R Review fromZoltán R Zoltán R Hungary
Jun 2014 • Friends
Thank Himalayan Adobe so much in helping us with the 12 days trekking. The trekking plan was made very nice, and we are happy after the trekking. Nabin, the agency manager, is very kind in helping us modifying the plan and lend us a Ncell card during the time when we are in Nepal. The trekking guide babu is professional and the porter prabin is strong. Looking forward to have a next trekking in Nepal.
Review fromkaneci kaneci China

Poonhill, there are no words to describe how amazing this tracking and the villages we passed.

The agency “Himalayan Abode Travels” is very professional and attended to us with all the attention and support. Many tanks Nabin Prasal.

The guide who was with us was “Sadhuram”, he is wonderful, very attentive and gave us valuable information about the culture and history of Nepal and the tracking.
Many thanks Sadhuram.

Wellington Pingo Wellington Pingo Brazil

It’s really nice and pleasant in Nepal with Himalayan Abode. You just give your days or request to Himalayan Abode, they will do their best to fullfil it and even do better than your original plan. You don’t need worry about anything when you’re in Nepal, Himalayan Abode will take care of everything. You just simply enjoy your time in Nepal. ????
Name: Laiko
Address: Kaohsiung City
Country: Taiwan

Laiko Laiko Taiwan

We organised some of our trip through Nabim’s company. They were very flexible and helped a lot in everything we needed. We had a fantastic trip in Nepal. We highly recommend them if you want to avoid the hassle with finding and booking everything on your own. Last but not least Nabim is a fun guy who is nice to talk to.

Review fromKlara Horvath Klara Horvath Klara Horvath Klara Horvath Hungary

Four of us joined the Poonhill trekking organized by this company in the last week of November, and we have had wonderful experience. From the boss Nabin, to the guide and porters were very helpful, thoughtful and supportive starting from the very beginning including route planning, flight connection, even trekking sticks to the end of the visit to Nepal. The team members with us for 6 days were Prabin, Sabin and Prajwol. They took very good care of us, from breakfast to dinner, from early morning to the evening. They made sure we had meals first, and they ate after everything was settled for us. We were always in the middle of the group during the trekking to ensure our safety. We miss the time with these wonderful guys, and for sure we will be back to trekking with these friends soon. Namaste!

Review fromVincent Vincent China

This time I traveled to Nepal alone for 12 days, and participated in the “Ghorepani (Poonhill Trek)” mountain walking trip for 5 days during the trip. The experience of these 5 days is definitely the best memory in Nepal. Most importantly, I still want to thank the travel agency owners Prabin and Nabin brothers for their consulting services before the trip and those few days, and the guide Bhuban for bringing me good feelings.

This time, I went to Nepal alone for 12 days. During the trip, I participated in the mountain trekking tour in “Ghorepani (Poonhill Trek)” for 5 days. This 5-day experience is definitely the best memories of coming to Nepal. The most important thing is to thank the travel agency’s owner Prabin and Nabin brother for their consulting services before and during the trip. And the wonderful experience that my trekking guide, Bhuban, has brought me.

Han男子漢 China
Apr 2018 • Couples
我和先生在4月初參加了尼泊爾6天的12人團體登山行程,原本就是一般的健行與探索旅程,沒想到短短一週,讓我有了滿足、完美、奇妙的收穫。
會有這樣的收穫,都要歸功於尼泊爾當地Himalaya Adobe公司團隊和Nabin先生。

我和先生提早一天抵達,又比團體晚一天離開,Nabin幫忙安排了個別接送司機,及景區遊覽的車輛,讓我們感到非常便利,實在很窩心。

登山途中不斷問候每一個隊友的狀況,無微不至的立即性協助,這種關心已超過對客戶,而是對好朋友的關懷。不主動推銷自費活動,但一旦有人臨時想參加自費行程或特殊需求,一定快速聯繫,盡力安排。真是一位熱誠服務的好朋友& agent。

因為Nabin和他團隊的協助,我在入住飯店後立即完成貨幣兌換和電話sim卡安裝作業。除了既有Grandruk登山路線的健身活動外,我和先生意外地享受了一趟刺激有神奇的三角翼滑翔機,靠近7000公尺魚尾峰的飛翔,太美妙的低空飛行,近觀雪山、飛跨高山、穿越瀑布湖泊、呼吸新鮮空氣,實在是一趟奇妙而難忘的航程。又參加了輕航機fly into the heart of Himalaya range的行程,7000公尺以上雪山近在眼前,世界最高峰聖母峰-The Everest mt.好像觸手可及般,如此不可思議的飛行,CP值太高了。即使是臨時決定增加的行程,一點都難不倒Nabin,太夠力了。

以客為尊,服務第一,是對他最好的推薦用詞。

joyce99lin joyce99lin Taiwan
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