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Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking is one of the most popular short trekking in the world popular Annapurna region.The trek is suitable for trekkers of all ages and is approachable during most of the year.
The major attraction of the Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is the hike to the famed Poon Hill (3210m). Poon Hill is a fantastic viewpoint to see Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Himalayan ranges, which are the tenth and seventh highest mountains in the world as well as majestic sunrise. One can clearly witness Annapurna South & III, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, and Mardi Himal and Dhampus peak among others.
Another equally popular viewpoint you will visit during this trek is the village of Ghorepani (2874m). Ghorepani is a beautiful settlement of Gurung and Magar ethnic groups surrounded by rhododendron forests and spectacular views of Dhaulagiri range, Tukuche, Dhamus, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Barah Sikhar and Machhapuchhre. You will also have the opportunity to visit Pokhara, a city of lakes, caves, museums, rivers and nightlife.
● Hike to Poonhill to enjoy majestic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges
● Visit the beautiful and scenic village of Ghorepani
● Learn about the Nepali village and lifestyle of local people (Gurung and Magar)
● Visit Pokhara to enjoy lakes, caves, museums and nightlife
● All airport/hotel transfers.
● Two Night Accommodation at a deluxe hotel in Kathmandu on twin/double sharing basis.
● Three Nights accommodations at deluxe hotel in Pokhara on twin/double sharing basis.
● All accommodations and meals during the trek.
● An experienced licensed English-Speaking guide and porters.
● Two way tourist bus ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
● All ground transportation during the trek as per itinerary.
● Guided sightseeing tour in Pokhara
● All necessary permits (TIMS, Park fees, world heritage sites entry fee where applicable)
● Farewell dinner
● A comprehensive medical kit.
● All government and local taxes
● Nepal Visa Fee
● International airfare to and from Kathmandu
● Meals in Kathmandu
● Any kind of refreshment beverages and alcohol.
● Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu in cases of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountains (due to
any reason) than the scheduled itinerary.
● Travel and rescue insurance.
● Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
● Any extra costs resulting from cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest or illness
● Tips for guide, drivers and porters.
● Duffel/Rucksack bag/Suitcase
● Day bag.( Small handbag)
● Trekking shoes
● Sports shoes or sandals.
● Sun Hat/cap
● Warm woolen cap
● Trekking jacket Gore tex/ fleece jacket
● Pullover or warm sweeter
● 4/5 pairs of good qualities shock
● Hand gloves
● 2/3 pairs of Trekking trousers
● 3/4 pairs of trekking shirts
● 3/4 pairs of Underwear
● Eye glass
● Water bottle
● 4 seasons Sleeping bag
● Flash or Torch light
● Camera and batteries.
For lodge and teahouse trekking, we ensure the standard group size, not exceed 16 pax. We believe we can maintain the quality of our services for 16 participants in each group. Please note some restricted trekking areas will require at least two participants to get permits. Individual and solo trekkers are allowed in other trekking regions.
For this trek we provide one licensed professional guide who can communicate or speak in English, one porter for every two participants and one assistant guide for more than 12 pax. A group of 16 participants will have one complimentary group leader. Our trekking guides and porters are well informed about their responsibilities. And the porters can carry up to 20kg of weight. Our field staff will also include one guide who is adept in administering first aid.
The accommodations are chosen based on trekking itinerary, comfort level, budget and interests of trekkers and accessibility in terms of scenery and trail. Most arrangements are made on Bed & Breakfast basis, double/twin sharing in Lodges/Tea houses and Deluxe – Star hotels in cities. Depending upon your interests, a wide range of hotels are available in city areas such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, etc. and during the trekking trail, there are plenty of lodges, teahouses, guesthouses and sometimes even hotels for accommodation. A Teahouse/Lodge trek is where trekkers stay in lodges and guesthouses along the trail as opposed to tents/camping. Such Teahouses/Lodges are run either by local families or are community-based which offers simple to moderate facilities, with simple beds, solar-powered hot water and a limited set of cuisines/meals.
For this trek we offer two types of accommodation, ‘Deluxe Hotel’ in the city and ‘Teahouse/Lodge’ during the trekking trail. The Hotels and Teahouses have been selected by the Asia Buddhist Tours & Treks after personal inspection. We look at the conditions of the inns, local hygiene, quality of food, type of service and more. All rooms are double occupancy, but you can request a single occupancy room for an additional fee. However, sometimes single rooms are not available in some places, depending upon seasonality with limited choices available in peak season. We do work to provide the best possible options when trekking in the High Himalayas.
Touristic cities such as Kathmandu, Pokhara, offer some of the finest dining restaurants. Get spoiled with unlimited choices for cuisines, ranging from local Nepali food to international delicacies. In contrast, there might not be as much variety of cuisines available on the trekking trail. Trekking lodges and small eateries along the trail will offer you basic diets such as Nepali Dal Bhat, sandwich, apple pie and pizza and regular beverages. However, you will get to enjoy mostly organic food on trekking trails.
For this trek we offer you full board (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) local or best available continental food as per menu on your choice and 3 cups of tea/coffee per day. Please note that full board meals are not included during your transition stay in city areas, guests will have to pay for the meals (dinner and lunch), alcohol, hot & cold beverages and mineral water.
Upon your arrival in Nepal at Tribhuvan International Airport, we will come to receive you and help you transfer luggage. We will directly drive you to your booked hotel where you can relax and unwind. In the afternoon/evening, our guide will accompany you to our office where you receive a short briefing about your trip. Stay overnight in Kathmandu.
After morning breakfast, prepare yourself for a long drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The journey takes you along Prithivi Highway with beautiful views of green hills, snow peaks, rivers and villages. It takes about 6 hrs to arrive in Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
On this day we move to Naya Pool – the trek starting point- on a short drive from Pokhara. Pick up your backpack and climb an uphill trail maneuvering through terraced fields. You will make a brief stop at the Birethati village before continuing up to Tikhe Dhunga. Enjoy the views of Machhapuchhre from this small village. Stay overnight in Tikhe Dhunga.
Today you will overcome the challenge of climbing Ulleri on a stone paved path. There are over 3000 steps to be climbed before you reach the top of Ulleri. Beyond here you will enjoy a quiet walk through forested paths of rhododendron, oak and pine. Ghorepani is a small settlement mainly of Gurung and Magar ethnic groups. Stay overnight in Ghorepani.
Enjoy beautiful views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna South and Machhapuchhre from here. The trail ahead climbs steadily all the way up to Poon Hill which takes about 2 hrs. Enjoy magnificent sunrise over Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Mardi, Nilgiri, Dhampus peaks from Poon Hill. Descend down from here and trek towards Tadapani. Stay overnight in Tadapani.
Start your morning trek leaving Tadapani towards Syauli Bazaar. The trek is simple and easy winding through terraced fields of rice, maize and vegetables. A 30 minute hike from Syauli takes you to Naya Pool where a vehicle awaits you to head to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
Today you will participate in a full day guided tour of Pokhara. You can visit Davis Fall, Gupteswar Cave and Bindabasini Temple followed by a hike to World Peace Pagoda to see the views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri peaks and Pokhara valley. Stay overnight in Pokhara.
After breakfast take a drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus. In the evening you may take a stroll through Thamel night market. Enjoy the farewell dinner and stay in Kathmandu.
Our staff will take you to the international airport for you to catch your flight back home or towards your next destination.
There is perhaps no trek that is as popular as Ghorepani Poon hill trek. Every year tens of thousands of trekkers visit the trail. This is the safest trekking trail located nearest to Pokhara.
Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is the easiest trekking trail and is best for both beginners and experienced trekkers. The trail gradually acclimatizes with high altitude and the maximum elevation you will reach is the Poon Hill at 3210m.
Anyone from teens to octogenarian can simply complete this trek. Basic physical fitness is enough to do this trek.
The program cost we offer to you is both reasonable and comparative. Since we practice sustainable tourism, we attempt to give the best experience to our tourists while ensuring equal economic dividends to locals of host destination and our staffs. We do not overprice and we discourage unhealthy practice of undercutting. We believe in providing quality service to our guests at a sustainable comparative price.
Yes, you can always customize the itinerary according to your requirements. We are quite flexible in re-designing the itinerary by taking into consideration your time availability and needs.
We are flexible in designing programs that suit your interests and needs. Feel free to let us know what you prefer and what your choices are. You can combine two or three trek programs in one go or even more. Alternatively you can go for tour and trek programs combinedly. We are open to any set of combination you want to pursue.
You can cancel the trip if you have personal reasons to do so. Please read our Terms & Conditions for refund details.