Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

A pleasant, moderate walk on high hills of Annapurna Himalaya with stunning sunrise over mountains

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Group Size: Minimum 02
  • Max Elevation: 3,210m/10,531ft

Highlights

  • An amazing country walks around rolling green hills of Annapurna Himalaya
  • Visiting lovely traditional farm villages of Gurung and Poon /Magar hill tribes
  • Beautiful forest setting of tall rhododendron tree lines
  • A natural garden in springtime
  • Stunning sunrise over the high Himalayan mountain range from Poon Hill scenic viewpoint

About Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

A grand hike and trekking of few days on the high hills of Annapurna Himalaya, a trip for all travelers leading you to Ghorepani poon hill trekking, where you can observe and enjoy from scenic views of mountains-landscapes-culture of the hill villages with a stunning sunrise over a chain of Himalayan peaks.

Ghorepani poon hill trek takes delight introducing this fabulous Annapurna Short Circuit Trekking in short frame of time, if you are in a hurry with limited time in Nepal so this is the right trip for you where else in this world that you can be closest with world highest mountains in short period of 3-4 days of great walks.

Trek to Ghorepani poon hill, lead by Nepal Spirit Adventure expert guides where you can enjoy the walk gaining information of the area of destination on this wonderful short trek around high hills of Annapurna Himalaya.

Certainly a picturesque destination to Poon Hill in Ghorepani village with striking views of the sunrise over an array of high Himalayan mountains, that includes world three highest 8,000 meters (world 7th Mt. Dhaulagiri -8th highest Mt. Manaslu and 10th highest Mt. Annapurna) with majestic Machhapuchare Himal “Fish Tail’.

Ghorepani poon hill trekking starts and ends at picturesque Pokhara valley, a famous and popular tourist destination in all Himalaya with a warm semi-tropic climate, with close views of Annapurna Himalaya range with its pristine Phewa and Begnas Lakes. Nowhere in this world that you can find such dramatic change of landscapes and temperatures during a short period of time only with Nepal Spirit Adventure on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking.

Itinerary

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Annapurna Short Circuit trekking starts with few hours drives to Nayapul unto Bherethati by the river Modi, from here walk begins through nice villages coming across trekkers, mule and donkey trains, our route leads to farm areas and villages, waterfalls then reaching at Tirkehdhunga for overnight stop in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge after a good day walks of few hours.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse
  • Transportation: By Bus

Morning starts with steep uphill climb on stone steps for an hour or more to reach on top Ulleri village, moderate size villages with houses in traditional Nepalese style of slated roofs from here walk leads with gradual slow climb into enchanting cool rhododendron and pine-forested area to reach at Ghorepani village, located on a ridge surrounded with beautiful rhododendron trees. This village inhabited mostly by Poon people of Magar tribe and famous for Poon Hill view top which is an hour climb.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse
Early morning climb to the top of Poon Hill to catch the stunning sunrise over an array of Himalayan peaks from world 7th highest Dhaulagiri-10th highest Annapurna with a range of peaks including world 8th highest Manaslu with majestic Machhapuchare peak “Fish Tail”. After enjoying exciting moments head back to Ghorepani and continues the trek with uphill and downhill through a cool forest then reaching at Tadapani for an overnight stop.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Lodge/Teahouse
After a lovely morning with views of Annapurna South-Hiu Chuli and Machhapuchare peaks, an easy downhill walks to Ghandruk, one of the largest Gurung village around Annapurna area, as morning walk leads through a lovely forested area full of rhododendron-oaks-magnolia and pine trees, on reaching Ghandruk with time to witness the village life and the views. After a pleasant stop, our last day walk of this wonderful trip leads downhill on stone steps through farm terraces to Syali-Bazaar. From here following Modi River downstream to Bhirethati and to Nayapul for the drive back to Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara by the beautiful Phewa Lakeside transfer into a nice hotel.
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Transportation: By Bus
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Cost Details

  • Bus transportation: Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara both ways
  • Twin sharing lodge accommodation during the trekking
  • Trekking Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner 3 times a day
  • English-speaking trek guide and Sherpa porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, insurance, equipment, and lodging
  • Annapurna Conservation permit and TIMS (Trekking Information Management System)
  • A comprehensive medical kit
  • Travel and rescue arrangements
  • All government and local taxes
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters bottled or boiled water, shower, heater and phone calls, etc
  • Travel insurance & Rescue operation
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Tips for guide and porters

Dates & Prices

Departure note

Group joining fix departure dates are not convenient to you; you may choose alternate trip departure dates as per your comfort holidays, we are happy to open a new trip date. We can organize a private trek at any time of the year.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
23 Oct, 2020 - 26 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$290
27 Oct, 2020 - 30 Oct, 2020AvailableUS$290
31 Oct, 2020 - 03 Nov, 2020AvailableUS$290

Personal Information

Useful Information

Accommodation During Trekking

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking route we provide accommodation in a tea house (mountain lodge). A Tea House is a combination of a guest house, restaurant, and social hang out. The rooms are with twin beds and little additional furniture like small tables or chairs. Blankets are generally provided (we recommend that you carry your own sleeping bags). Most bathrooms are common with squatting (Asian) toilets or of western comfort with sitting toilets. Most of the lodges have hot water for showers, but with extra charge in using hot showers.

Meals During Trekking

During the trip, full board meals are included (breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as tea or coffee provided). We provide food from these local lodge/tea houses as per choices on the menu. Breakfast and dinner provided at the same tea house/lodge while lunch would be on the trail. Every Tea House serves traditional Nepali meal Dal Bhat (rice and lentils), and as well a variety of different food items, such as rice, seasonable vegetables, noodles, potatoes, and soups. Some lodge serves western foods such as pizza, pasta, and French fries. Soft drinks, snacks, and beer are available in most of the Tea Houses restaurants. A variety of cereals, bread, and eggs dishes are generally available for breakfast.

Safe Drinking Water in Trekking

Safe drinking water is very important while we are on trek and we recommend that one should drink at least 3-4 liters water a day (this helps from de-hydration and altitude problem AMS). We provide filtered clean water and adding purification pills in our entire trip package. Besides this, if you wish to drink sealed packed mineral and boiled water you can buy en route at extra cost.

Health and Fitness Required

Health and physical fitness is the most important part of travel and in participating for trek and hiking. If you do not have previous trekking experience as required, you can start with morning walking exercise or cycling for weeks or month before/after booking the trip with us, if you have previous trekking and climbing experience it will add a plus point on the trek chosen, most of the trek is non-technical effort walks. The highest height gain on this trip is at 5,545m above sea level. The walk involves lots of ups and down, walking through local villages, farmlands, terraces, and riverside as long as you have energy walking for 4- 6 hours a day, and if you are qualified for the trek but still requires moderate health and fitness. We strongly advise travelers to consult your medical doctor before traveling and do a regular check-up and hand the report to us while booking a trip with us.

Our Experience Trekking Guides and Staff with Safety

Nepal mountainous country walk takes you to a remote region, it is necessary that you are accompanied by experienced and qualified guides and leaders for a safe journey and making the trip a success. We at Nepal Spirit Adventure employ native trekking guides and porters who are trained and qualified for this type of trip and have worked with us for a long time.

Our guide provides with much local information and offers you advice on how to use your free time and by coordinating day to day events of the tour, although (sometimes) he might need you to understand that if things do not go according to our plan set. Our trek guides are fully trained and licensed from Nepal Government, certify from TAAN and Nepal Mountaineering Association. All our trekking and climbing guides are well qualified and highly experienced with 9- 10 years on this job. We provide training for our staff yearly on medical and climbing, with their efficiency, and cheerful attitude, providing helps, information and the needs of the guests of nationalities.

Assuring that all our trips are well managed by an expert team of tourism professionals all our guides have a good knowledge regarding the culture and customs of the routes on trekking and tours, share experience and cultural insights of the country that’s missed out in travel guide books. During your time with us, you will have time learning Nepali phrases and other cultural aspects during the journey. As we organize varied treks in Nepal Himalaya, on group trekking we provide a trek leader with an assistance leader on each trekking depending upon the size of the groups.

This ensures safe travel with us as our guide/assistance guides get any health medical problem, we still have other main guides and leaders to run the trip smooth as per our standard itinerary. To make the trip enjoyable and pleasant we provide one guide to support and carry your bags among two people with one Sherpa helpers in certain conditions.

Caring Porter

Our porter is fully equipped with warm gear and insured on each trip by the company. We take care of our staff/porter's welfare as well as the client’s safeties. We closely work with (PAC) Porters Association International Act. We allow maximum load to be carried by our porter with 20 to 25 KG and make sure that your trekking duffel-kit bag should not be more than 20 KG.

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is a must and necessary that you are insured when booking trips with Nepal Spirit Adventure. Insurance protections should cover Travel / Medical sufficiently as well as emergency and immediate rescue evacuation by any means of transportation including helicopters on medical ground. As well covering against loss or theft of your belonging and valuables and please make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking your stay in Nepal such as trekking and climbing including others trips and adventure sports. Nepal Spirit Adventure holds no responsibility and liability in case of loss, theft or damage of your belongings. We also let you know that Nepalese insurance companies do not have a travel insurance policy for foreign nationals. They have this policy only for Nepalese nationals. We advise you when you travel to Nepal please bring your insurance documents.

Re-Charging Batteries of Electronic Items on The Trek

We can recharge your batteries, devices with electricity or solar power sources. In Nepal 220 240 volts 50 MHZ (50 Cycles per Second) power is supplied. Just need to have a plug adaptor in case of socket fitting, which you can buy in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. You might have to pay a small amount of fee/hour for using recharging facilities.

Passport & Visa

All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Nepalese visas can be obtained from the Nepalese Embassy or consulate in your home country or it can also be obtained at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu upon your arrival. Most of our guests take Nepal Visa after they arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport. To get a Nepalese visa you should bring a valid passport and two passport size photos. The validity and visa fee are as follows.

Visa Valid Fee

15 days US$ 30
30 days US$ 50
90 days US$ 125

Visa Extension Fees

Tourist visa extension is done for a minimum of 15 days with USD 45 and USD 3 per day for additional days. In the case of delay less than 150 days additional USD 5 per day as of late fine.

High Altitude Sickness

Altitude sickness often known as acute mountain sickness (A.M.S.) in general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally at altitudes of over 3000 m. Most people will feel some effect of altitude, shortness of breath and possibly a light-headed, which is fairly common. Acute mountain sickness is very different and normally involves a severe headache, sickness, and loss of awareness. In almost every potential case there are enough warning signs to take appropriate action. When symptoms of altitude sickness develop you, please tell your trekking guide. He will advise you do deal with your problem. Generally, overexertion and dehydration contribute to altitude sickness. So drink at least 3-4 liters of water every day besides tea and coffee which act as diuretics.

Group Size

We organize any route of Nepal trek with fix departure basis or private trip, the minimum group size would be two and the maximum group size is ten of more on request. We can also organize a private trip to a solo person with a single supplement cost. Else, join our estimated group departure dates available online market or ask us with your personal suitable flexible dates, we will open group date on the same date.