Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek

Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek

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Region
Annapurna Region
Best time to visit
All Season
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  • Transportation
    Fly or Drive
  • Difficulty
    Moderate
  • Accomodation
    Lodge
  • Altitude
    3,210m
  • Duration
    5 Days
  • Activities
    Trekking

Overview

Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek is one of the famous treks of the Annapurna region. As it is a short trek of only five days. However, we don’t need to face high altitudes during this trek because the maximum elevation during the entire trek is only 2,540m at Ghorepani. Both Teahouse and Camping trekking can be conducted in the Ghorepani Poon hill trek.

Throughout the trek, we will settle for the night in Gurung and Magar’s village. During the Poon Hill 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 views of Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and the Annapurna range.

Regarding the trek, it is a short trek 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. The early morning breakfast menu includes special Gurung Bread which is so much delicious one must try it.

And during lunch time another special menu item is Dal Bhat. Dhal Bhat power twenty-four hours. Along with Nepalese dishes all Italian, Continental, and European items, and Chinese are available as per order. People organize cultural night in Ghandruk where they perform traditional dance.

Brief Itinerary for Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek:

Day01: In the Morning drive to Nayapul 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/10528ft), 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 Nayapull and drive to Pokhara,(Tea House) 5-6 hrs

Itinerary

Day 01In the Morning drive to to Nayapul 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 Naya Pul and commence our trek to Birethanti, a large and prosperous riverside village beside the Modi River & Broomdi Khola.( stream) We head up the main trail and follow upstream of Broomdi Khola (stream) to Sudame where we climb gradually up the side of the valley, reaching Hile (1495m) before pushing on to Tikhe Dhunga final destination of the day. Overnight at guest house run by the typical village family.

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

After breakfast we prepare for the long uphill and start with steeply ascends on the long stone staircases to Ulleri 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 few hours of walking with several breaks in between reaching at Ghorepani, we can enjoy the fantastic views of Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan range.

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 of Dolpo, Mt. Dhaulagiri, and wised range of Annapurna Himalayas including Mt. Machhapuchre (Fish Tail) and all the way to Manasalu. 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 04Trek 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 most of the way with occasional view of the Mountain leads us through the gradual path most of the trail to Ghandrung village for overnight stop. This is heavily settled Gurung village, a modern sample clean and modern village of Nepal and explore the surrounding area, visit typical museum and simply relax at the hotel.

Day 05Trek Ghandruk to Nayapull and drive to Pokhara,(Tea House) 5-6 hrs

The trail descends following the stone staircases, Annapurna South, Hiuchuli and Machapuchhre (Fishtail) are clearly visible along the route.It’s our final trek day today. As we descend from Ghandruk, we pass through villages before crossing a suspension bridge that crosses the Modi Khola river. After arriving back at Naya Pul (1070m), we then take a bus to Pokhara, where we can settle in and rest after our trekking adventure.At night, we head out to dinner and celebrate our feast.Trek distance:10 km  Elevation: 870m  Trek time: 4 hours

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Includes/Excludes

What's included?

  • 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)(the porter will carry 2okg/25kg your luggage during the trip
  • Trekking Certificate
  • Guide and porter salaries, insurance, equipment, transport, food and accommodations
  • Pokhara to Nayapul by private transport
  • Nayapul to Pokhara by private transport
  • Foods (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) with tea or coffee during the trek
  • All accommodation during the trek
  • First Aid Kit
  • Farewell dinner with typical culture

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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Reviews

Oct 2016 • Solo
NAMASTA…to all the people out their thats planning to take a holiday that has EVERYTHING…why dont you think about comming to NEPAL…I highly recommend this journey…THE MAGESTIC HYMALAYAS..just kèep following your every move…to rice fields & magnificant mountains with so many greens just takes your breathe away…the artisons…paitings..pottery…the history & culture of this beautiful country is worth a visit…Enjoy the ancient sites & learn the history & culture of this beautiful place…& not to forget the children & people who are so humble & generous towards their guests..come on take a trip to Nepal….love ..love..love..Nepal..Please contact Himalayan Abode Travels & Tours Treks & Expd. (P)Ltd. . Will take care of you..they have the best tour guides..& anything u wont as in accomadation treks. & tours..my holiday was complete with these guys & couldnt do enough for me…My best holiday ever…come on ..come to Nepal i promise you wont regret it..
Review fromwendyayates wendyayates Australia
Apr 2014 • Friends
I am so glad to choose this agency. The boss Nabin is very very nice, not only offer the considerate service but also share us his trekking experice. The Poon Hill Trekking unfer his help really leaves me a deep impression. So i highly recommend you guys to choose Himalayan Adobe. It really deserve your choice.
Review fromCat J Cat J China

Our friend recommended this travel company and the poon hill route to us. It turned out to be the best hiking trip we have ever had. We have been to Asia and North American hiking trails. This one was rich in culture, views, animals and so close to the giant snow capped mountains!!!

When this travel company asked us to pay at Kathmandu airport, I was a bit worried. I had to check with my friend to see whether I should hand in the payment at Kathmandu. I was reassured by my friend that this was a reliable travel agent. Nabin came to pick us up at the airport then escorted us to the domestic flight to Pokhara. He doubled checked our returning flights to make sure we would have enough transit time for the next connection flight. He told us every details before leaving us. We have never been to Nepal and Nabin made us so welcome by this country!

Poon Hill is an excellent route for people who do not have lots experiences of hiking or who do not want to worry about altitude problem. Even our friend who never exercise can complete the hiking successfully and enjoy the best view of mountains and valleys along the way.

Prabin, Prajwol, and Sabin made our trip unforgettable. They all had friendly and genuine smiles on their faces. Whenever we had a question and wanted to stop/detour a little bit, they would tried their best to accommodate our needs. Sabin was there every morning and night. He was not a talkative person, but he used his heart to take care of us. He would be there whenever you looked around to find an answer.

UVtravelers China
May 2016 • Solo
Company owner, Prabin, gave me lots of advices about trekking. And my professional guide, Shahadev, led me to see those beautiful mountains and took some awesome photos for me. He is funny and take care of everyone. Thanks for them help that I can finish my Everest base camp trekking.

這間公司在背包客棧深受好評,我本身沒有預先報名行程,來到尼泊爾四處比價,他們的服務最好最划算,很感謝他們完成我心中的小小夢想。

Review fromJARANZO Y JARANZO Y 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

This agency was recommended to me by a friend who used them a few months earlier and was highly satisfied. So i chose the same tour agent and was quite satisfied with their service. They took care of everything, hotel, driver, tours , mountain trekking guide and domestic flights.
Nabin is the agency owner and did a great job, following up on my satisfaction with the journey, from Day 1 until he dropped me back at airport.

Review fromAhlam Ahlam UAE
Sep 2014 • Couples
The service we received on our arrival and throughout our trip was well beyond what we were expecting. Nabin personally met us at the airport (and dropped us off) and throughout our trip he or one of his excellent staff were available to ensure we enjoyed our trip. Ganesh, our local guide in Kathmandu, was a thorough gentleman with a wealth of knowledge on just about everything. Rajendra, our trekking guide, was very accommodating and attended to our every need, and our porter, Sujan, was a fun member of our ‘team’. All these people gave us a great insight into life in Nepal and a cultural experience we will never forget. I have no hesitation in recommending Himalayan Adobe.
Review fromKiwi549 Kiwi549 New Zealand
Oct 2015 • Friends
We were travelling to Nepal for 11 days. The owner Nabin is very helpful and he help us arrange everything before we landed Nepal. and his advise to us was very useful. as we are only 2 girls travelling to Nepal , He took extra care of us and his staff, the car driver, tour guide and porter. everyone are so kind and take care of us. we appreciated their arrangement and especial we were facing a critical time as the India block the fuel to Nepal and their car cannot pick up us to the airport. however, Nabin was trying his best to comfort us and he even paid extra money to find a car for us and take us to the airport. I was really impressed by these kind of people. honor to client on what they promised before. I think the services charge they cost is reasonable and worth it. If you are planning to go to Nepal, I will highly recommend you choose Himalayan adobe!
moemopochu China
Jul 2018 • Couples
我和先生的尼泊尔13日初体验,由于假期的关系, 尽管选在7月初,尼泊尔的雨季出行, 但整个旅程却是如此的完美,包括徒步, 滑翔, 蓝比尼朝拜之旅, 以及各种城市观光。这要感谢感恩我们的朋友Nabin 先生和他的Himalayan Abode 团队的精心安排和一路细心的照顾和关怀。
我是在看网上的攻略时, 了解到的Nabin 先生和他的旅行社,给他发了一份邮件, Nabin 先生很快地给予回复, 通过邮件和微信的沟通, 我说了大致行程,Nabin先生很快地给我们制定了行程方案,入住酒店,和价格, 价格合理, 期间我对其中一些细节,如酒店和徒步的起始点等提了要求,Nabin 先生每次都很耐心地帮我修改, 调整方案。
Nanbin 先生和他的团队的精心准备和灵活安排, 更让你在旅途中, 安心无忧地游玩。 我们第一天航班的准点, 中午时分我们准时抵达加德满都, 他的兄弟Prabin已在出口举牌等待着, 尽管素不相识, 他却一眼认出我们。在接机到办公室的路上, 我顺便提出能不能今天直接飞博卡拉, Nanbin 先生马上电话了解下午的航班, 给我们的行程做出调整。 来到了办公室发现,Nabin先生已给我们准备好了登山证许可证, 我们才交付了旅费,我们兑换了钱币, 带我们办理了SIM卡, 解决了午餐, 办理好手续后, 送我们去机场, 飞往博卡特,而这一调整, 让我们有幸第二天能有了一个滑翔的体验。 (雨季的滑翔,几率不高)。接下来5天的poon hill 小环线徒步, 我们的向导Balaram先生,和背夫JEEPEN先生 , 对这里的一切都是那么的熟悉, 在路上, 细致地照顾着我们, 小到一个泥泞地带,脚步的安排, 都会指导你。Balaram,是一个优秀的,有着15年向导,经验丰富又热情细心的向导, 由于下雨道路问题, Balaram 提议我们调整徒步线路, 逆时针行走, 而正是这一决策, 让我们整个徒步,完美无比, 整个徒步过程,晚上下雨,白天的徒步,我们没有淋到一滴雨, 而雪山特别眷恋我们, 我们在布恩山顶, 看到了整个雪山全景。在Ghandruk.,Balaram 带我们去游览古镇, 介绍古镇历史,在Tadapani ,去探秘原始森林, 寻找动物足迹。在山上的酒店, Balaram 都帮我们挑选住宿条件好的风景优美的客栈,5天的徒步, 充满着惊喜,一路快乐愉悦。
在Nabin 先生和他的团队的精心安排,照顾下, 身在异乡的你,尽管只会一点点的英语, 却没有一点恐惧感,安心地游玩。雨季的尼泊尔, 天气多变, 由于下雨, 飞往蓝比尼的飞机,延误了三个多小时, 下了飞机, 来到出口, 你看到的是举着你名字牌子的接机朋友, 满面笑脸的迎接着你的到来, 感激之情油然而生。在尼泊尔, 无论是接送机的朋友, 一路陪伴的驾驶员, 酒店的服务人员,还是路上的陌生人, 都是那么友善淳朴。
Nabin先生时刻关注着我们的行程, 问我们旅途中的感受, 了解向导, 驾驶员的服务态度。最后一天自由活动, 我们想买些小礼品回去,Nabin 先生亲自带我们去逛街,去他朋友的店看看走走,我们买到了价廉物美的围巾, 茶叶,小饰品, Nabin 先生还几次邀请我们去他家做客, 吃一顿正宗的尼餐, 可惜由于时间的关系, 没有成行。
我是一个懒人, 很少写游记、评论, 但尼泊尔之行,给我和先生留下了很多美好的回忆难忘得经历, 而这一切,要感谢最多的是Nabin 和他的Himalayan above 的团队,一个靠谱, 值得信赖的团队。去尼泊尔, Himalayan above 是不二的选择 。
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