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Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

Annapurna
Trip Grade
Easy
Trip Type
Trekking
Maximum Elevation
3210M
Accomodation
Tea House
Destination
Annapurna
Best Time
Sep-May
Trip Start
Nayapul
Trip Ends
Phedi

Overview

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

During the Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking, you will get to see some amazing massive Annapurna mountains such as Annapurna (8091 m), Machhapuchhre (6997 m), Hiunchuli (6441 m), and Dhaulagiri (8167 m), situated in the beautiful Annapurna Trekking with Gurung and Magar inhabitants. You will get ample opportunity to explore their culture and lifestyle while trekking to Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, Ghandruk, Australian Camp, Phedi, and Nayapul. You will make amazing memories as you trek through trails covered with many rhododendrons and oak trees. The sunrise over the mountains enveloping the snowy mountains into shades of orange and pink seen from the top of Poonhill view point will for sure be the best sunrise view you would’ve ever witnessed. Another highlight of this trek is the Gurung village of Ghandruk which houses the Gurung Museum where you can learn about the culture and also can dress in the traditional Gurung attire available inside the museum. From the vantage point of Australian Camp, amazing views of Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchhre (6997 m), and Hiunchuli (6441 m) can be observed. Afterward, in Pokhara, you will visit some of the prominent places like the International Mountain Museum, World Peace Stupa, Tibetan Camp, Mahendra Cave, and also Begnas Lake, if you want. The best season to go for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is from March to May and October to mid-December as the weather will be pleasant during this time of the year.

Experiencing nature, hills, and mountains, from up close can literally blow your mind and open your vision to new heights. Nepal being so rich in nature and culture, this Poon Hill Trekking will let you witness rhododendron forests, paddy fields, traditional villages, and terraced farms along with warm Gurung locals inhabiting in traditional villages with the backdrop of the magnificent Himalayas and the most stunning sunrise view.

Glacier Family Treks and Expedition is one of the leading travel agencies based in Kathmandu. Our company will provide you with the best accommodation and meals along with a friendly guide to help you learn about the places in depth. So, pack your bags and book this trip, where you will experience travel like never before.


Ghorepani Poonhill Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu
Your Nepal family trekking adventure begins as you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. We’ll warmly welcome you and guide you to your hotel located in the heart of Thamel, where you can settle in and get ready for the journey ahead. Rest well overnight.


Day 2: Journey to Pokhara
Early morning, we set off for Pokhara, a beautiful city known for its serene lakeside. The journey can be a 22-minute scenic flight or a 6-7 hour drive through charming hills, rivers, and villages. Once in Pokhara, you’ll check in to your hotel, explore a bit, and prepare for the upcoming trek. Rest and relax overnight.


Day 3: Trekking from Nayapul to Tikhedhunga.
Leaving Pokhara behind, we drive to Nayapul, which takes about 1.5 hours. From there, we begin our trek towards Tikhedhunga, a small village located at 1460 meters. Along the way, you’ll pass through charming villages with mud houses and lovely farms, enjoying the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre. Spend the night in Tikhedhunga.

Day 4: Hike to Ghorepani
Today’s trek leads you from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani. The 5-hour journey takes you through rhododendron and oak forests, accompanied by the warm presence of local Gurung people. Ghorepani treats you to stunning views of snow-capped mountains and lush green landscapes. Enjoy a comfortable overnight stay in Ghorepani.


Day 5: Sunrise at Poon Hill, Trek to Tadapani
An early morning hike takes you to Poon Hill, where the sunrise paints the sky over Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Nilgiri peaks. Capture this incredible moment and then trek to Tadapani, descending through verdant forests. The day’s trek lasts about 5 hours, and you’ll spend the night in Tadapani.


Day 6: Trekking to Landruk Village
Your trek today leads from Tadapani to Landruk Village via Ghandruk. These Gurung villages offer breathtaking views of Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre. Enjoy interactions with the friendly locals, learn about their culture, and even visit the Gurung Museum. Spend a memorable night in Landruk Village.


Day 7: Trek to Australian Camp
Leaving Ghandruk behind, you’ll trek to Australian Camp through lush rhododendron and oak forests. The stunning Himalayas provide a majestic backdrop as you descend through the Gurung hamlets. Overnight at Australian Camp, with views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre.


Day 8: Trek to Phedi, Return to Pokhara to check in hotel.
Today’s trek takes you from Australian Camp to Phedi, passing through the Gurung village of Dhampus. From Phedi, we drive back to Pokhara, where you can enjoy the serene Phewa Lake and a vibrant evening at one of the local restaurants. Rest well in your Pokhara hotel.


Day 9: Exploring Pokhara City.
A day for sightseeing in Pokhara awaits! Visit the International Mountain Museum, World Peace Stupa, Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, and the Tibetan Camp. You can also opt for a mountain bike ride around the city. Enjoy your last night in Pokhara.


Day 10: Return to Kathmandu
We travel today back to Kathmandu through the Prithvi Highway. After arriving in the capital, you can rest at your hotel or explore the nearby market. Overnight in Kathmandu hotel.


Day 11: Free Day and Farewell Dinner
This day is yours to spend as you wish in Kathmandu. You can explore more of the city. Don’t forget to shop for unique Nepali handicrafts in Thamel. In the evening, enjoy a delightful farewell dinner in an authentic Nepali kitchen. Rest well in your Kathmandu hotel.


Day 12: Final Departure for your next destination.
Your Nepal family trekking adventure concludes as we drop you off at the airport for your departure from Kathmandu International Airport.


Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Package Cost

The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek package can vary based on the services you choose or request. Factors that influence the cost include the quality of hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, the number of assistant sherpas and porters accompanying you. The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Package Cost will be determined by the specific services and accommodations. But, according to details of demanded cost included-excluded and the numbers of participants, we designed as below-


For 02 People: USD730.00 Per person.


For 04 People: USD710.00 Per person.


For 04-06 People: USD 695.00 Per person.


For 05-07 People: USD670.00 Per person. 


For 08-12 People USD645.00 Per person.


Above Cost Includes-

  • 2 Night hotel in Kathmandu on BB with Twin-sharing room in tourist guest house.
  • 2 Night hotel in Pokhara on BB with Twin-sharing room in tourist guest house.
  • ACAP and TIMS Cards (Trekking Permits)
  • 1 Trekking Guide (Experience and English Speaking)
  • 2 Clients 1 Porter.
  • Food during the Trekking as per Itinerary (when you get to Nayapool and untill your get back to Phedi which is mentioned in your itinerary.
  • Transportation by Tourist Coach: KTM-POK-KTM for all.
  • Lunch while traveling by Tourist Coach: KTM-POK-KTM.
  • Local Insurance of Trekking Guide and Porter (If incase the death)
  • Pokhara to Nayapool Vehicle
  • Phedi to Pokhara Vehicle.

Above Cost excludes-

Those things which are not mentioned above in the section of <<Cost Includes>>

Regarding the package cost, modifying program/itinerary, Guide-Trekking Permit service, keep contact us-

WhatsApp: +9779818727219

Email: info@glacierfamilytreks.com


Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Guide Cost

The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek guide cost is USD 35.00 per day. This cost covers the guide’s services, including providing guidance, ensuring your safety, and sharing insights about the trek. Additionally, the cost includes expenses for their food, accommodation, local transportation, and local insurance. This fee ensures you have a knowledgeable companion who takes care of logistical aspects, allowing you to fully enjoy your trekking experience.


Ghorepani Poonhill Trek porter Cost

The cost of hiring a porter for the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trek, the weight of the load they carry, and the specific services provided. On average, the cost of hiring a porter for the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek can range from USD 20 to USD 25 per day. This cost typically includes their wages, accommodation, meals, and insurance. Hiring a porter can greatly ease the physical burden of carrying your belongings, allowing you to fully enjoy the trekking experience. It’s important to discuss the details and negotiate the cost with the trekking agency or porter beforehand.


Difficulty of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is considered a moderately easy trek in terms of difficulty. The trail offers a mix of uphill and downhill sections, making it accessible to a wide range of trekkers, including beginners. The highest point of the trek, Poon Hill, stands at around 3,210 m, which is relatively moderate in terms of altitude.

The trek can usually be completed in about 4 to 5 days, making it a popular choice for those with limited time. The trail passes through charming villages, lush rhododendron forests, and offers panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, especially during sunrise from Poon Hill.


Best time for Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

The best times for this trek, are from the end of November to the beginning of March and the end of April. During these periods, the weather is generally clear, and the skies are less likely to be obscured by clouds. Additionally, these times tend to be less crowded, providing a more peaceful trekking experience.

However, as with any trek, it’s important to be prepared and take precautions. Altitude sickness can affect some individuals, so acclimatization and proper hydration are key. It’s also recommended to have a moderate level of fitness and to wear appropriate trekking gear, including sturdy hiking shoes and layered clothing.
So, the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek offers a fantastic opportunity to experience Nepal’s natural beauty and stunning mountain views.


FAQs of Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking

Q01: What is the best time to do the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek?
A01: The best times for the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek are from late November to early March and at the end of April. These periods offer clear weather, great mountain views, and fewer crowds.


Q02: How difficult is the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek?
A02: The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is moderately easy, suitable for beginners. With a mix of uphill and downhill sections, the highest point at Poon Hill is around 3,210 meters. The trail offers stunning vistas, village experiences, and lush forests.


Q03: How long does the trek take to complete?
A03: Typically, the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek takes 4 to 5 days to finish, making it a good option for those with limited time.

Q04: What are the highlights of the trek?
A04: The trek’s highlights include the breathtaking sunrise view from Poon Hill, showcasing Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Experience local culture in charming villages and walk through beautiful rhododendron forests.


Q05: Do I need a guide for this trek?
A05: While independent trekking is possible, hiring a guide is recommended. Guides offer insights, safety, and navigation help, especially on unclear trails.

Q06: How much should I budget for the trek?
A06: Budgets for the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek can vary. It covers permits, accommodations, meals, and possibly a guide or porter. A daily budget of USD 30 to USD 50 should suffice.


Q07: What should I pack for the trek?
A07: Pack essentials like comfortable shoes, layered clothing, a warm jacket, rain gear, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a water bottle, and a first aid kit. Carry local currency for small expenses.


Q08: Are accommodations and meals easily available along the trail?
A08: Yes, teahouses and lodges along the trail provide accommodations and meals. They’re basic but comfortable, offering a place to rest and enjoy local cuisine.


Q09: Can I do the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with children or a family?
A09: Certainly! The moderate difficulty makes it family-friendly. Ensure proper preparation, acclimatization, and a comfortable pace.

For faster communication, please kindly go through-

WhatsApp: +9779818727219 (Dilu Rai)

Email: info@glacierfamilytreks.com

 

Itinerary

Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, we will receive you at Tribhuvan International Airport and help you check in at the hotel in Thamel. Overnight at the hotel.
Early in the morning, we will start our journey to Pokhara, which is 6 hours long drive through the hills, rivers, and villages. Upon arrival in Pokhara, we will settle ourselves at the hotel and later explore a little and prepare for the trek next day. Overnight at the hotel.

Leaving Pokhara, we will drive to Nayapul, which takes almost 2 hours to reach. After reaching Nayapul, we will trek about 4 hours to reach Tikhedhunga, passing by small villages with houses made of mud surrounded by lovely farms. The peaks of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m) start to dominate the skyline as we reach Tikhedhunga. Overnight in Tikhedhunga.

Today we will trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, which is 5 hours long ascend where we will get to walk through rhododendron and oak forests with happy Gurung locals all the way. Ghorepani will allow us to see beautiful views of the snow capped mountains and lush green nature at their best. We will stay overnight in Ghorepani.
This day will be special as we will hike to Poon Hill to catch the most beautiful sunrise and the amazing view of the peaks of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6997m), and Nilgiri (7061m), and so on. You can capture these amazing mountains in your camera because you will probably get the best view of your life from Poon Hill. Afterward, we will trek to Tadapani, which is a 5 hours long fun descent through the verdant forests. Overnight in Tadapani.
Today we will trek from Tadapani to Landruk Village via Ghandruk, which are big Gurung villages in Annapurna Region, hosting amazing views of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m). Along with beautiful mountains, small villages, crossing a small bridge over the Mode Khola- River and lots of greenery, we make our way to the picturesque Gurung village. The people are very warm and friendly, so you can interact with them and learn about their culture and lifestyle. You can also visit the Gurung Museum there and try their traditional attire. Overnight at Landruk Village in local teahouse or Lodge.
Leaving the beautiful Ghandruk village behind, we will trek to Australian Camp today through the lush forest of rhododendron and oaks. With the backdrop of the Himalayas, the trail descends on flagstone steps and passes through small hamlets of the Gurung people. At Australian Camp, we can get an amazing view of Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and Machhapuchhre (6997m). Overnight in Australian Camp.

 

Today we will trek through the forested trail to Phedi from Australian Camp via the Gurung village of Dhampus. From Phedi, we will drive back to Pokhara enjoying the countryside views. In Pokhara, you can stroll around Phewa Lake and later enjoy the vibrant evening at one of the happening restaurants. Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.
Today is a fun filled day where we will visit some of the famous places in the lake city, including the International Mountain Museum, World Peace Stupa, Davis Falls, Mahendra Cave, and Tibetan Camp. If time suffices, we will also drive to Begnas Lake and visit the fish farm beside it. We can also hire a mountain bike and cycle around the beautiful Pokhara city while relishing the stunning view of Machhapuchhre (6997m). Overnight at the hotel in Pokhara.

Today we will drive back to Kathmandu, enjoying the views of lush hills and countryside settlements along the Prithvi Highway. Upon arrival, you will be dropped at your hotel so that you can rest and relax. Later, you can go for a stroll around the nearest market and try some local delicacies. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.

Today is your free day in Kathmandu, which you can spend as you please. You can either go for sightseeing around some of the popular places in the city or you can just rest in your hotel room. However, do not forget to shop for authentic Nepali handicrafts in Thamel to take back as souvenirs for family and friends back home. Overnight at the hotel in Kathmandu.
After such long days of trekking and exploring, it is the day to say goodbye. We will drop you at the airport to connect you with your scheduled flight.

What's Include in Cost

    • Airport pick up and drive according to itinerary and plan.
    • Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara as per program.
    • Trekking permits according to itinerary.
    • TIMS cards: Trekking Information Management System.
    • Food and accommodation during the trip: B/L/D.
    • Hot drinks- Teak, Coffee, etc during the trek.
    • KTM-POK-KTM Tourist Coach.
    • Porters and guide with their wages.
    • Insurance for guide and porters.
    • Entry fee of Annapurna Conservation area.
    • Local airport tax and land transportations according to program.
    • Applicable Nepal government tax.

What's Excluded in Cost

    • Nepal entry visa- USD 40.00 for one month.
    • International flights and airport tax.
    • Travel insurance.
    • Personal expenses, Hot or Mineral water
    • Laundry service and Bar Bills
    • Internet and Battery charge
    • Alcoholic drinks with mineral water.
    • Rescue in emergency.

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FAQ

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

When you are up in the mountains in Nepal, we would suggest you to be ready for anything. Weather forecasts for Lukla are never correct and different sources will give you different information. If it is a really bad day in terms of weather, the airlines will themselves cancel the flight and you might have to wait till the weather clears. Yes, flying in high altitude is never easy, even on a clear sunny day, the plane might face turbulence because of the wind blowing from the mountains. But overall the flight to Lukla is very exciting and it’s an experience that you will never forget.

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