Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

10 Days from $ 699

Trip Overview

Ghorepani – Poon hill trek is a colorful short venture into the magnificent Annapurna region of Nepal. The breathtaking mountains scenery and the beautiful ethnic villages justify the popularity of Ghorepani trek. Over the past years the Ghorepani Poon hill Trek has become the best seller treks available right now in Nepal for its trails that winds through pieced together valleys, thick mossy forests and past frosty waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. This trek is also well-known as a miniature Annapurna Circuit Trek among tourists and trekkers as the trekking trails makes a complete circle both starting and ending at Pokhara.

Starting from the minimum elevations of 1070m (Nayapul) & 1025m (Birethanti), the trail takes you onward to the highest point of trek that is the 2,860m Ghorepani and the 3,210m Poon Hill; that welcomes you with a superb sight of early morning sun rays striking the majestic Annapurna range, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre and 20 other towering peaks of the Annapurna region.  Our Ghorepani Poonhill Trek commences from Nayapul which is an hour car drive from Pokhara. Around every corner is a tantalizing glance of the high mountains, whose whole horizons will be exposed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. Located north of Nepal’s famous lake city, Pokhara, this short 10 days Ghorepani Poon Hill trek puts forward the unseen beauty of Nepalese natural and traditional exquisiteness. In the beginning of our trek you witness the unimaginable glimpses of Nepalese village life, culture, terrace view, waterfalls & green hills that can be thoroughly enjoyed throughout our trek. Along with the view of mountains, trekkers can equally enjoy the company of cultivated terraces, waterfalls, dense rhododendron and oak forests full of chirping birds and flying butterflies – simply perfect for nature lovers. In reality every trekker who comes to this unseen part of Nepal will agree that there is no other route which has this much mixture of natural diversity & cultural variety. This trek going through the Annapurna foothills to the view point on Poon Hill (the best view point of the entire Annapurna region) offers all the amazing scenery that one wishes to gain after completing their trek. Ghandruk village (2012m) is another attraction of this trek – it is the most interesting tribal Gurung village in Nepal, which has provided Gorkha Soldiers. It has excellent close views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchre and Himalchuli. In addition, our trek simply gives the trekkers a golden opportunity to get close and indulge into the culture, tradition, hospitality, farming practices and lifestyle of different ethnic groups including Magar & Gurung of this meticulous region.

Trekking to Ghorepani, Poon Hill is significantly uncomplicated & undemanding; hence, it is fitting for all age groups looking to grip the beauty of nature for a few days without having to climb high altitudes. For that reason during this trek there is no risk of altitude sickness either. The best preferred trekking season for this trek generally falls in autumn (Sep to Dec) & spring (Feb to May). Be a part of this alluring adventure to the greatest view points of the Himalayas with Himalayan Trekking Alliance and experience an unforgettable journey in Nepal.

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Itinerary Overview

Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival Day (Altitude–1350m)
Day 2: Kathmandu to Pokhara by Tourist Bus (Altitude–820m, 7–8 hrs Drive)
Day 3: Pokhara to Ghandruk via Nayapool (Altitude–1940m, Walking Time 3–4 hrs)
Day 4: Ghandruk to Tadapani (Altitude–2630m, Walking Time 3-4hrs)
Day 5: Tadapani to Ghorepani (Altitude–2880m, Walking time 5-6hrs)
Day 6: Ghorepani to Tatopani (Altitude–1190m, Walking Time 5-6hrs)
Day 7: Tatopani to Pokhara (Altitude–820 m, 4–5hrs drive)
Day 8: Pokhara Exploration Day (Altitude–820 m)
Day 9: Pokhara to Kathmandu (Altitude–1350 m, 7–8 hrs drive)
Day 10: Final Departure

Price Includes

  • 4 days in the mountains which includes accommodation and 3 meals a day.
  • 5 nights of accommodation in city (Kathmandu and Pokhara) with breakfast.
  • All transportation including Airport pick up and drop off.
  • Annapurna National Park trekking permit and a Tourist Information Management System (TIMS) Card.
  • Government-licensed, English speaking guide.
  • Porter service (one porter for every two people).
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Farewell dinner.

Price Excludes

  • Nepal entry visa at Immigration at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) (approx. $40 USD) per person.
  • Trekking gear rental like sleeping bags, down jackets, trekking poles, etc.
  • All kinds of drinks and snacks.
  • Tips for the guide and porter after the trek.
  • Anything else not mentioned in the included costs above

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Frequently Asked Questions

We believe emergency medical coverage is very essential for any traveler traveling to Nepal. Travel insurance exists to ensure that trekkers/travelers get medical help if things go wrong. For our treks and trekking peak expeditions in Nepal, you are highly recommended to get yourself insurance that takes account of trekking to 5000–6000m with helicopter evacuation. Lastly, make sure that you compare your insurance plans with others to get the right policy for you.

Yes! A 25 % deposit of the full payment is required to book the respective trip package. We have very simple cancellation policy in case of your trip cancelled.
The full payment due is after your arrival in Kathmandu and before the commencement of the particular trip package that was booked by the client. And if you deposit your full payment two month prior to your arrival we will give you the surprise gift upon your arrival at Hotel.

No, you don’t have to book anything else yourself because we provide a fully guided tour packages to all of our clients. From the airport pick up to your hotel rooms for your stay, all are inclusive to our trip packages, so, even during the entire trip, our guide will accommodate you entirely without the need to book anything yourself.

Cancellation policies are defined as the circumstances in which the “Host Company” will return (or in some cases doesn’t return) the money to their guest when the booked trip package is cancelled. Generally these policies tend to protect the “Host Company” in the event of unpredicted and unanticipated cancellations of a particular trip package. It is expected for our clients to keep in mind that each tour package available through Himalayan Trekking Alliance has a cancellation policy, and we try to do our best when you choose to cancel a tour package booked by or on your behalf.

  • $25 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 30 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $50 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 14 days prior to your scheduled arrival.
  • $75 USD per person will be deducted and refund up until 6 days prior to your scheduled arrival.

As we asked for a 25% advance to confirm your trip, this amount will not be refunded if you don’t notify us about your cancellation or any re-scheduled date within five days before your scheduled arrival. However, if you provide us with your re-scheduled dates, we will keep your advance for up to one year from your scheduled arrival and apply it to the cost of your rescheduled trip.  We may ask for an additional advance amount if the overall cost of the trip increases.

To apply for Nepal’s entry Visa, you can submit an application for a visa directly on the official website of the Department of Immigration in Nepal before traveling to Nepal. Click here for online application. You can also acquire and obtain a tourist visa upon arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu.  You can also obtain an entry visa at the following border points of entry in Nepal if you traveling overland:

  • Kakarvitta, Jhapa District (Eastern Nepal)
  • Birgunj, Parsa District (Central Nepal)
  • Kodari, Sindhupalchowk District (Northern Border–for group tourists only)
  • Belahia, Bhairahawa (Rupandehi District, Western Nepal)
  • Jamunaha, Nepalgunj (Banke District, Mid-Western Nepal)
  • Mohana, Dhangadhi (Kailali District, Far Western Nepal)
  • Gadda Chauki, Mahendranagar (Kanchanpur District, Far Western Nepal)

Our trekking packages are all inclusive in the basic standards, but we suggest each of you carry Nepalese currency of about Rs 40,000/- to Rs 50,000 (about $400 to $500) for extra expenses for the trip. These includes:

  • A down jacket rental ($1.5 per day) and sleeping bag rental ($1.5 per day).
  • Three meals with cups of hot tea are included, but you have to pay yourself if you want to have extra food and snacks, cold drinks, chocolate bars, bakery items, etc.
  • Tip are generally expected in the tourism industry in Nepal so we suggest you kindly tip the crew. The standard tip is at least $100 per crew for about 2 weeks trip or $15 per days for Guide and $10 per day for porter.
  • Buying mineral water in the mountains will cost $2 to $4 per bottle or you can buy water purification tablets in Kathmandu for about $5 and put them in water that we can get from the teahouses.
  • Additional costs not included while trekking includes hot shower cost ($3 to $5), battery charging ($3 to $7), Wi-Fi cost ($3 to $5 per hour), etc.
  • Extra hotel night in Kathmandu due to health issue, flight cancellation, weather conditions or an early return from the trip for any reason cost ($50 per night)

For your safety, this is the suggested trekking gear list for any type of trekking in Nepal. Either you bring most of your trekking gear with you or you can buy all of the following gear in Thamel, Kathmandu from one of the many shops open from 10am to 8pm.

  • Sleeping bag and down jacket rated for about minus 10 degrees
  • Waterproof hiking boots
  • Towel, shampoo and toiletries
  • Trekking pole
  • Camel-bag or water bottle
  • Wind breaker jacket and fleece coat
  • Warm woolen beanie, sun hat, socks (a few pairs)
  • Long and short trekking pants (a few pairs)
  • A few t-shirts (quick dry), gloves, sun glass and sun cream
  • Day bag (carry yourself with all of your valuable belongings)  size: 40L

Note: Sleeping bag and down-jacket can be rented in Kathmandu.

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