Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is short and easy trek in Annapurna region ideal for every trekking enthusiast. Ghorepani trek offers a wonderful opportunity to witness the beauty of the Annapurna region with a shorter trek. This place is rich in hidden treasure of Nepalese culture and tradition. During the trek the trail passes through world’s famous ‘the Gorkha warrior’ clan the Gurung and Magar’s charming village, dense rhododendron (Nepalese national flower), Oak forest full of birds, green hills and patchwork valleys.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek serves the tantalizing glimpse of Mt. Fishtail (6,993m,) Annapurna (8,091m) and Dhaulagiri (8,167) range with majestic view of sunrise from Poonhill ridge. On an excursion to Pon Hill one can observe the entire mountain ranges (360 degree view); covering red and pink rays of the Sun in full bloom at the Sunset and Sunrise. In short, Ghorepani Trek is rewarding treks that can be joined by every nature lover with moderate fitness level.

Ghorepani Poonhill trail follows the eastward route crossing ridges to Tadapani with plenty of snow-clad peak views including gigantic Machhapuchhre. (Fish Tail, 6,997m/22,957ft). Experience local culture, custom and tradition along the trekking route. The down-hill trail to Ghandruk, a large stone roofed settlement offer fine Lunch spot and few hours hike takes you to Nayapul. About 1.5 hour drive brings you back to Pokhara by the late afternoon.

Day 01:

Pickup from airport and transfer to Hotel. Overnight.

Day 02:

Full day sightseeing four different world heritage sites in Kathmandu Valley. Overnight.

Day 03:

Drive to Pokhara for about 6 hours through scenic riverside road. Check into a hotel and then take a refreshing walk around Fewa lake and also do some boating. Overnight.

Day 04:

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga(1450m), 5 hrs

Day 05:

Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2874m), Trek 7 hrs

Day 06:

Ghorepani to Tadapani (2721m) via after sunrise to Poon Hill, Trek 6 hrs

Day 07:

Tadapani to Nayapull and Drive back to Pokhara. Trek 5 hrs and Drive 1.30hrs. Overnight in Pokhara.

Day 08:

Drive back to Kathmandu . 6hrs. Overnight.

Day 09:

Departure. Transfer to airport for onward journey.

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Cost Includes

    • Accommodation in Kathmandu star category hotel 2 Nights. Breakfast included.
    • Accommodation in Pokhara star category hotel 2 Nights. Breakfast included.
    • All accommodations in Trekking route in a  local tea house.
    • All surface transportation as per the itinerary in a private car.
    • English Speaking Guide During the Trip.
    • TIMS card, Government tax and our office service charges.
    • All meals in Trekking route.

Cost Excludes

    • Sightseeing and hill station entrance fee where  necessary.
    • Launch and dinner in Kathmandu.
    • Travel insurance International air fare to and from Nepal.
    • Nepal Tourist Visa fee.Personal Expenses.
    • Any kind of alcoholic drinks, hot water, hot shower, cold drinks, laundry, phone call, internet.
    • Trekking Equipments (down sleeping bag and down jacket).
    • Tips for guide, porters, driver ( Not mandatory ).
    • Horse riding rent per person in case you are interested and additional porter due to natural calamities during trek.
    • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will bepaid by your travel insurance company.
    • Things and expenses for personal nature.
    • Other things not mentioned in Cost include.
    Equipments  we need in trekking
    • Duffel or Shoulder straps bag or suitcase.
    • Warm wool or synthetic clothes , hat that covers your head and ears from cold during trek (only in winter season(January, February and December)
    1. Goggles for sunbeam dust and wind.
    2. A neck warmer  for extra warmth if you feel you will need it and is for winter season (January, February and December). Optional pair of  warm gloves (This is required if your are travelling in winter season  January, February and December).
    3. Woolen t-shirt for warmth.
    4. Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket (During in rainy season from June to September.
    5. 1 Pair cotton pants (loose jeans/khakis), 1 Pair shorts.
    6. 2 Pairs lightweight long underwear/thermals (During the trek in  winter January, February and December).
    7. 2 pairs of liner socks, synthetic or capilene.
    8. 1 Pair light camping shoes or sneakers..
    9. 1 Pair sandals (Optional).

Frequently Asked Questions:


Do I need previous hiking experience required to go on a trek?
If you are physically fit and have extra Exercise enough enthusiasm for the trip previous experience is not required.

Could I trek without a guide?
You could, the area is very safe and in most cases navigation is relatively easy-however with a guide you will get more out of the experience. Having someone with you that knows the local customs and language helps you interact with people you meet in remote villages, and shows that you respect their culture.

What will happen if I get sick on the trek?
Either you will get better, or if it seems serious we will evacuate you with Helicopter and will be taken to Hospital in Kathmandu where you’ll get excellent attention. Our crew is well versed in medical and emergency care and carry a reasonably comprehensive first aid kit.

What will happen if I get injured?
If it is serious (this has never happened). You will again be taken care by our staff. If evacuation is required, this will be arranged by Visit Nepal tour. It’s advised that if you have any personal doubts you should have evacuation insurance arranged. Nepal Tour Guide Team can advise you on this.

Will I get sick?
Not likely. The worst is you may get some diarrhea or temporary stomach upset. Please look our staying healthy during holiday topic for details. Follow the health advice given in our briefings during welcome dinner and you’ll be fine.

What is the food like on the trek?
Fantastic! If you haven't already tried Dal Bhat you are in for a treat - there is nothing better to fill that trekking appetite. Dal Bhat is the signature Nepali dish - rice and lentil soup served with two types of curried vegetables and pickles. It is on the menu in every tea-house on the trek. A nice breakfast specialty you might also want to try is Tibetan Gurung bread with honey. The mountain tea houses will also serve up more familiar western dishes like pizza, or muesli for the morning

Is there a problem with altitude sickness?
For our tours/treks below 4000m, there is little likelihood of being subject to altitude sickness, unless you are taking one of our more extreme adventure tours. Kathmandu rests at an altitude of only 1350-m (4430ft) and at this altitude there is no likelihood of altitude related sickness.

We’ll be advising you well in advance if altitude is an issue. Our tours/treks above 4000m do require acclimatization periods and any of our tours needing acclimatization has it built into the itinerary and that comes from 13 years of experience and the best medical advice... So don’t worry. If you want to know more about altitude sickness, please look the topic staying healthy.

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