Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek

Spectacular mountain view with experience culture trek Leading from Pokhara Phewa Lake

Trip Facts

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Moderate
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 - 10 Pax in Group
  • Trip Type: Tea House Trek
  • Best Season: Feb - Jun | Sep - Dece
  • Transport: Private Vehicle
  • Food: As Per Itinerary
  • Max Elevation: 3210m | 10531ft

Highlights

  • A short and easy trek with a full native culture.
  • You'll see amazing mountain views.
  • Full board package trek, organized by local operator.
  • Trek with an experienced guide and healthy porter.
  • Hygenic meals: 5 Breakfast, 5 Lunch, and 4 dinner.
  • We provide the best accommodation along the trek.

About Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one and another most popular walking destination in the Annapurna region. An experienced trek guide and trekking-porter from Nepal Spirit Adventure a native-based top trekking company in Nepal manages this trekking package. The trip package is organized from Pokhara Phewa Lake, the mountain kingdom city of Nepal, it is naturally a paradise place where all kinds of tourists can easily visit and enjoy getting by different activities.

This trek can be finalized in a short duration, anytime around the year, and doesn’t require mental and physical experiences such as the Everest Base Camp Trek of Solukhumbu Valley, it is one of the best short-suite and easy trek routes which is the perfect combination for novice and family-collage holiday trekking-tour. You can trek at a maximum high altitude of 3,210 meters (Poon Hill: best Mountain Viewpoint with unique sunrise) above sea level and the trek offers you panoramic views of the stunning Annapurna Himalayan range while passing through Annapurna Conservation Project's beautiful forests of rhododendron and insightful local ethnic community Magar and Gurung villages.

How We Can Start Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek

Nepal Spirit Adventure's experienced crew will lead this trek from Pokhara, meet at your hotel, and then drive to Nayapul by private vehicle (about 42km) for approximately 2 hours ground journey. The new bridge-Nayapul is the starting point of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, for a more customized trek itinerary trekkers can ride upto Hille and hike to Ulleri but better we stay the first day at Tikhedhung about 4 hours trek from Nayapul. On the second day, we trek to Ghorepani. It is quite a long day hike but you’ll enjoy the trek through quaint villages and the unique ethnic local cultures of Magar and Gurung communities; up many stairs, through thick jungles, and over rivers; before ultimately ending up at altitude (3210m) the local village. While you start the trek from Trikhedhunga we ascend 3,300 steps until Ulleri Magar village which rewards us with great views of the Himalayas hiding in the shade of the trees.

From the Ulleri you can see the first mountain views of Machhapuchhre and Hiunchuli with the attractive magnificent thick forest of Annapurna Conservation area. We could stop for a lunch break there or trek toward Banthanti. After the wonderful lunch break, continue trekking to Ghorepani 2,850m through dense rhododendron forest and capture the perfect picture of landscapes, if you get the holiday in March to May which is the spring season this trek route will be colorful blooming spring flowers, especially rhododendron in verities colors. Feeling a long day trek of approximately between 6-7 hours then arriving at Ghorepani village, we highly recommend staying overnight at Ghorepani Deurali for the best Annapurna Himalayan ranges and natural open forest views also a short walk for a hike to Poon Hill for the next morning.

Why we should do the Poon Hill Ghorepan trek?

If you’ve only got a short holiday in Nepal but want to see the famous Himalayan scenery and experience Nepal's remote mountain-rich culture, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek (it is well known as the Annapurna Panorama Trek) is exactly what you’re looking for in short, easy and the best wonderful mountain views. You’ll get the best time to explore the unique local cultures of Magar and Gurung communities, magnificent jungle, rivers, a good test of real Nepalese foods, and a view from Poon Hill that can be seen as amazing and spectacular.

Incredible Mountain View and Best Sunrise Offers From Poon Hill

The views from Poon Hill are some of the best we’ve ever experienced - uninterrupted, panoramic views of some of the largest and most photogenic Himalayan mountains, including Dhaulagiri8167m,Annapurna I 8091m, Annapurna II 7937m, Nilgiri South 6839m, Baraha Shikhar (Fang) 7647m, Annapurna South 7220m,Hiunchuli 6441m,Machhapuchhare (Fish-Tail) 6993m, and Lamjung Himal with many more snowy peaks and one of the super sunrise can be seen from Poon Hill at 3210m is one of the highest peak along this outdoor adventure spot.

Who Can Join This Trek and How?

This trek is organized from Pokhara, where will the place but you need to pay full trekking expenses before starting the trek, our trek guide will meet your hotel. We are welcome to join this wonderful short trek is suitable for any individual, private and group who loves to explore both the beauty of nature and rich culture with the best mountain views within in short holiday, trek with a local guide who knows well about the Poon Hill Ghorepani Annapurna trails. Join this short and moderately graded trek with Nepal Spirit Adventure for a truly rewarding Annapurna Panorama trek appropriate to your schedule.

How I can book this trip: Simply fill out the inquiry form and let us know about your interest Trek with a group, private, or solo travel, just trek with a guide or only hire a porter all options are available according to your plane, and we are more than happy to organize this short, easy trek in the Annapurna region.

Is a permit compulsory for Poon Hill Ghorepani trek?

While you’re trekking to Ghopepani Poon Hill, the route trek permit is compulsory for everyone, it doesn’t matter group trek, private trip, or individual solo travel. It is also known as the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit, you can obtain the permit from Kathmandu and Pokhara both cities. You’re hiking with an organized tour group from Nepal Spirit Adventure the cost of the permit is included in the trek package, and organizing it and carrying them through the trek will be managed by your trek guide.

For trekkers going it alone, the permits will set you back about USD 22-23. The ACAP Permit is USD 23, NPR 3,000 per person, you’ll need to carry these permits with you at all times on the trail, as they’ll be checked at various checkpoints along the way. Make sure you bring a minimum of 4 passport photos for the trekking permit too.

When is The Best Season for Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek?

Naturally, the best season for the Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek is between the last week of August to December and then the last week of February to June. You can do this hike in January but be mindful that winter conditions will make for an icy adventure ( temperatures can drop below-15c ) due to the global warming month of January and February can be the best time for this hike. June and Jully months are the start of the monsoon and signal an increase in potentially wet days. To see the famous rhododendrons in full bloom, you'll need to do the hike in April, and we feel this is the best time to trek Poon Hill Hgorepani, as the views are stunning, and the weather comfortable 

The Autumn season from October to December is best for this adventure weather will be perfect, with cool mornings and evenings warm temperatures during the trekking time, and a clear sky, then we can see the best mountain views along the journey, especially from Pooh Hill (3210m), Tadapani and Ghorepani, you can see also very closer mountain vista from both village if weather permits for us in good weather condition. This trek is comfortable for all categories of travel without worries about physical and mental challenges compared to other trekking regions of Nepal.

Itinerary

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Today is your first-day trek. After breakfast, you will be pickup by our trek guide at your hotel around 9:00am then we’ll be heading towards Nayapul which requires approximately 2 hours drive from Pokhara. From Nayapu, we’ll start trekking toward Tikhedhunga through Berethanti Thakali village, Modi River, coming across trekkers, mule, and donkey trains, the route leads to farm areas and several waterfalls, approximately 4 hours hike then reaching at Tikhedhunga for an overnight stop in the comfort of a nice cozy lodge. You’re inside the Annapurna Conservation Area and you require permits to enter which will consume some time and then we will check-in. 
Standard service includes: Private transport, lunch, dinner and lodge-teahouse.

  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Accommodation: Teahouse
  • Location: Tikhedhunga
  • Altitude: 1540m | 16576ft
Today a long and demanding trek waits for us!! After breakfast, better little early start the trek from Tikhedhunga because we have a big day walk, crossing the suspension bridge on the Bhurungdi River, we walk to the Ulleri, a village inhabited by the Magar community, climbing on the stone stairs. We continue our exploration through rhododendron forests, green meadows, cultivated fields, and smaller streams. You may spot one of the several birds such as redstarts, kingfishers, dippers, fork tails along the river, and magpies, treepies, and others along the cultivated areas. The trail continues through the settlement at Nangethanti to reach the destination of Ghorepani, located on a ridge surrounded with beautiful rhododendron trees. This village is inhabited mostly by Poon people of the Magar tribe and is famous for the Poon Hill view top which is an hour's climb. From Ghorepani Deurali we can see the most beautiful view of magnificent mountain ranges including the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiuchuli includes more.
Standard service includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and lodge-teahouse.
  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Ghorepani
  • Altitude: 2850m | 9350ft

Today is one of the the most beautiful days in the entire trekking expedition is in store for the trekkers. We start early to watch the breathtaking sunrise from the hilltop of Poon Hill(3,210m | 10,531ft). This magical moment when the golden rays of the sun paint the giants of Mt Dhaulagiri (8,167m | 26,794ft), Annapurna massif (Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Annapurna South), Mt Machhapuchhre or Fishtail Mountain (6,997m | 22,956ft), Dhampus Peak (6,021m | 19,753ft), Tukuche Peak (6,920m | 22,703ft) and others are beyond description and worth the 45 minutes uphill climb to the top of the hill. Capturing the moment shall be a treat for the rest of your life. We then descend to Ghorepani for hot breakfast then continue our trek for Tadapani after lunch. On the further section of today’s trek, we navigate through the colorful rhododendron forest, seen blooming like anything in the spring season. Along the ridge and through the pine and rhododendron forest we reach Deurali and further descent leads us to Tadapani.
Standard service includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner and lodge-teahouse.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Tea House
  • Location: Tadapani
  • Altitude: 2,640 m | 8,661ft

The trek becomes more beautiful as we move further along the trekking trail. We walk down the steep trails initially and pass through the beautiful rhododendron forests. The beauty of this forest, especially when the rhododendron flower blossoms, takes the beauty of the trail to the next level. The blossom of cherries further enriches the trail as we move further and we reach the village of Ghandrung the second-largest Gurung settlement in Nepal and provides further insight into the lifestyles of villages that have traditionally provided the backbone of the famous Gurkha regiments. This village provides us with a view of Fishtail, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna South along with the Gurung Museum as the other highlight. Cherish the rich Gurung culture in the village.
Standard service includes: Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and lodge-teahouse.

  • Meals: B L D
  • Accommodation: Lodge
  • Location: Ghandrung
  • Altitude: 1,940 m | 6,364ft

Today will be our last day of trek, with pleasant overnight and morning views of the Himalayas gradual downhill on stone steps that lead through farm terraces around Kimche village and then ends the descent at Syauli Bazaar. From here follow the Modi River downstream to Bhirethati and to Nayapul for the drive back to Pokhara. Approximately 5 hours trek and 2 hours drive to Pokhara by private vehicle.
NOTE: If you do not want to make a trek to Nayapul alternative transportation is available from Ghandruk Phedi (extra cost for bus/jeep).

  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
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Cost Details

  • Poon Hill Ghorepani trek route permit
  • Tea house ( Lodges) accommodation on the trek (twin share room)
  • Hygenic foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner 3 times a day, meals can be selected from the menu
  • Private transportation between Pokhara and Nayapul (before trek & after trek)
  • Experience local trek guide including his daily wages, food, accommodation, salary, and insurance
  • Friendly healthy porter (1 porter for 2 trekkers) including his daily wages, accommodation, food, salary, and insurance
  • Trek equipment: Sleeping bag, down jacket, and company duffel bag
  • General first air box for staff and guest
  • Government tax and company service charge

Nepal visa cost
Hotels for Kathmandu, Pokhara, and foods
Transportation between Kathmandu and Pokhara
Personal trek equipment
Personal expenses such as all kinds of table drinks alcoholic and nonalcoholic ( Beer, whisky, wine & soft drinks: Coca-cola, sprite fanta, juice, cookies, mineral water tea, and coffee)
Tipping

Dates & Prices

Departure note

Our set departure date is confirmed for the organizing run, if the departure date doesn't work you can choose your personal trek start date according to your suitable holiday just ask us.

 

Departure DateStatusPriceNote  
26 Jun, 2024 - 30 Jun, 2024AvailableUS$299Confirm