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

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 AhlamUAE
Apr 2014 • Friends
Thanks so much to Himalayan Adobe for giving me such wonderful memory in Nepal, 4-days trekking in Poon Hill and paragliding in Pokhara. They have offered us lots of great help, including the experienced guide, the completely new shuttle, the amazing gift and so on. What impressed me most was the paragliding club that they chose for us. We learned that the club had a good reputation in Pokhara. The captain was the top 100 player around the world and one of the coaches was the stunt champion in Nepal! They gave us a really memorable paragliding in Pokhara! So trust Himalayan Adobe! They will arrange everything well for you, and I highly recommend you to choose it!
Review fromToby C Toby CChina
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 Kiwi549New Zealand
Jul 2016 • Couples
I had a plan to travel to Napal in July.
Because of the rainy season,I booked the Himalayan abode in May, hoping they can arrange our travel progrem(including four days hiking to Poonhill).
They replied all questions about traveling as soon as possible by email.
When we arrived KTM, the boss:Nabin and the driver picked up us personally from airport.
During the 12 days, anywhere we are,Nabin always keep in touch by mobile phone.
We took their private car to go sightseeing in KTM , Pokhara,Nagarkot. The driver:Shreelal is a professional driver, even if the road is so mud and rugged ,he could drive through safety.
When we went hiking ,the guide:Shadev and porter were kindly and professional,too.
Himalayan abode could solve all problems when we traveling,and their services are good.
Review from宜家 劉 宜家 劉Taiwan
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 joyce99linTaiwan

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

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
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 kaneciChina
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!
moemopochuChina
Dec 2017 • Family
我们来自新加坡,通过网络找到了Himalayan Abode. Nabin从头到尾都与我们有紧密的沟通。我们这10天去了好多不同的景点。

我们爬了5天的山,上了 poon hill (3210m) 看日出。我们的导游 Balram 和背夫 Jivan 都非常体贴与体谅。每当我们走累了,他们都会放慢速度,让我们多喝水,甚至让我们多休息休息。我们的导游有着15年的经验,走到哪里都会与我们分享故事,走了5天,我们也都学会了好多雪山的名字!

虽然这五天蛮考验我们的体力,但是有了导游的关照,我们都很享受这个体验。

回到了Pokhara, 导游也带这我们一日游,看了Fewa Lake, Devis Falls, Seti River, etc. 风景几美!

飞回 Kathmandu 城市, nabin 也安排了司机载我们参观不同的庙与景点,非常方便哦!

总而言之,这10天的配套安排得非常妥善与周到, 我们非常的满意! 下一次还会回来, 挑战更高的极限!

CWeixiangSingapore
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