Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Fact

Trip Duration 10 Days
Destination Nepal
Trip Grade Easy
Activity Trekking
Transportation Car/hiace/bus and flight
Accomodation Hotel/Teahouses/Lodges
Meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner in Trekking
Max. Altitude 3210 m
Group Size 1-above
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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a quick getaway in the lower altitude Annapurna region of Nepal.  The trek is short and sweet with fantastic views of the mountains.  It is perfect for a family trip.  Poon Hill (3210 meters) is the ultimate destination of this trek, which is the best viewpoint of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Manaslu mountain ranges. Rhododendron forests surround the trail, while the ethnic Magar and Gurung communities inhabit the area.

The trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill embarks from Nayapul, a common departure point for treks in the Annapurna region. Following the stream and walking through the picturesque terraced hillside, you climb up to Ulleri.  It is a somewhat strenuous climb, though certainly worth the effort.  From Ulleri, the trail continuously goes through a massive rhododendron forest. The dynamic attraction of the trek can be revealed in the Spring, when the forest expresses its various warm colors. The hike to Poon Hill begins from Ghorepani in the early morning, which offers the spectacular views of Annapurna (8091m), Himchuli, Fishtail, Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8156m) and the surrounding snowy white peaks. Another noteworthypoint of the Poon Hill trek is exploring the Gurung culture in Ghandruk. It is a typical village with traditional Gurung culture and hospitality. Beautifully nested in the nature, the pristine Himalayas can be explored from there. The trek ends in Nayapul and drive further to Pokhara.  There will be plenty of photo-taking opportunities throughout the trek.

Ascent Holidays arranges Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking with professional guide and suitable itinerary. Please, feel free to contact us for more detailed information about the trek. 

Trip Highlights

  • Ethnic Magar and Gurung culture
  • Mountain Vistas
  • Sunrise at Poon Hill
  • Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan chain
  • Rhododendron forest
  • Remarkable hospitality

Outline Day to Day Itinerary:

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing & Trek Preparation (1350m).
  • Day 03:Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus (6 hours).
  • Day 04:Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Ulleri (2000m).
  • Day 05:Trek to Ghorepani (2750m).
  • Day 06:Climb to Poon Hill (3200m) and trek to Tadapani.
  • Day 07:Trek to Ghandruk (1940m).
  • Day 08:Trek to Birethanti (1025m) and then drive back to Pokhara.
  • Day 09:Drive back to Kathmandu.
  • Day 10:Departure.

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01:Arrival in Kathmandu and Transfer to hotel. Welcome to Nepal. You will be greeted by the representative of Ascent Holidays and taken to the hotel. In the evening, you will get a short briefing about the trip overview. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 02:Kathmandu valley sightseeing & Trek Preparation (1350m). A wonderful sightseeing day begins after the breakfast. You set out for sightseeing in the Kathmandu valley, specifically the UNESCO listed world heritage sites. Pashupatinath Temple, Swayambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa and Kathmandu Durbar Square are some of them. They are rich in mediaeval arts and architecture. Then back to the hotel and prepare for the trek. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 03:Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus (6 hours). It's about a 6 hrs drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara through the Prithvi Highway. The forest above the stream, waterfalls and the terraced hillside seen are fabulous. Pokhara is a tourist town, beautifully situated in the bosom of nature, surrounded by the lakes. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 04:Drive to Nayapul and then trek to Ulleri (2000m). Driving to Nayapul from Pokhara, the trek begins in the terraced hillside. It is within the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP). The roughly 3 hour trek leads you to Tikhedhunga, passing the paddy fields and enjoying the scenery of the Bhurungdi Khola. Crossing the suspension bridge, trek for 1.5 hours to Ulleri using the stone staircase. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 05:Trek to Ghorepani (2750m). The trek begins by ascending the steep uphill trail for about a couple of hours to Ulleri. Then, the trail leads through the rhododendron forest. Having lunch at Banthanti, walk gradually to Ghorepani, which is located at the middle of the rhododendron forest and it’s a Magar dominated village. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 06:Climb to Poon Hill (3200m) and trek to Tadapani. Wake up to grab the early morning sunrise view over the snow-capped Himalayas. It is breathtaking and the views of Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri, Fishtail and the surrounding strike you. Hiking down to Ghorepani, have a breakfast and trek further to Tadapani via Deurali and stop for lunch at Banthanti. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 07:Trek to Ghandruk (1940m). With good weather, you can enjoy the Annapurna I view. After the breakfast, trek down to Ghandruk with a continual climb down through the rhododendron forest. It takes about 3.5 hours to hike down to the typical Gurung village. It is a village that has preserved typical and traditional culture and lifestyles. You can visit the Gurung cultural museum. Overnight at lodge.
  • Day 08:Trek to Birethanti (1025m) and then drive back to Pokhara. The good morning sunrise offers a golden view over the Annapurna peak. The trek begins by descending through the stone paved trail. You have an option, either to drive from Khimche or trek down via Syauli Bazaar and trek further to Birethanti, Nayapul. Then, take a drive to Pokhara after checking out from Annapurna conservation area project check post and TIMS counter. Then you transfer to the hotel and rest. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 09:Drive back to Kathmandu. From Pokhara, take a drive on the tourist bus through the Prithvi Highway. After 6 hrs, you reach to Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel. Take a rest and walk around the tourist street. Overnight at hotel.
  • Day 10:Departure. Our airport representative drops you off at the international airport. Thank you for trekking with Ascent Holidays. Hope to serve you again.

Cost Includes

  • Airport and Hotel transfers in private vehicles.
  • Hotel in B&B method in city.
  • All land transportation for the trek.
  • Government authorized guide and supporting team.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in trekking.
  • Local lodge accommodation in mountain.
  • TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System) card and permit.

Cost Excludes

  • Your personal expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks, chocolates, tea and coffee
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • Extra accommodation and meals

Trip Note

Ascent Holidaysis not responsible for any problems due to weather, damages of property, etc. However, we will manage and support you to the best of our abilities with any problem that may arise.

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