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Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Annapurna Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is an amazing short circuit trekking on the Annapurna Himalaya foot hills. The stunning sunrise, enchanting forest of rhododendron and magnolia, traditional mid hills villages of Ghorepani. “

  • Trip Fact - 10 days
  • Trip Code : HST-AT-05
  • Trek Start from: Nayapul (1070m/35096ft)
  • Trek End at : Phedi (1100/3608ft)
  • Grade: Moderate
  • Trek start Elevation: 1070m/35096ft.
  • Highest Elevation: 3210m/10528ft
  • Group Size: Minimum 2 person
  • Best time: October, November, December, February, March, April
  • Mode of Trek: Teahouse
  • Trek Duration: 10 days
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Annapurna Ghorepani Poon hill trekking is one of the most accessible sunrise point in the Himalayas. It is also known as Poon Hill trek. The Ghorepani trekking trail is very popular short trekking and acquire not to dangers among trekkers visiting Nepal. The bravura mountain scenery and the beautiful ethnic villages and unique culture validate the popularity of Ghorepani trek.

Annapurna Ghorepani Poon hill trekking an ideal moderate adventure where all kinds of travelers can take part from beginners, family, school / collage to corporate people, as this amazing trek takes you to the highest spot at Poon Hill at 3,210Metres/10528Feet without the hassle of altitude sickness, where you can marvel the mountain range with stunning sunrise over Mt. Annapurna 8,091m/26538ft, Mt. Dhaulagiri 8,167m/26787ft, Nilgirisouth 6,230m/20345ft, Annapurna South 7,219m/23678ft, Gangapurna 7,455m/24452ft and Annapurna III at 7,555m/24780ft with Mt. Machapuchare (Fish-tail) 6,997m/22950ft as far towards Lamjung and Manaslu range of mountains. Ghorepani is the lovely village surrounded by tall rhododendron forests.
Starting this wonderful Ghorepani Poon hill trekking with an interesting six hours drive towards Mid-West Nepal at famous Pokhara a picturesque touristic place in all Himalaya, where the Annapurna Mountain and Fish-Tail peaks reflects on the pristine Phewa Lake, which makes Pokhara one of the most sought destinations with its mild sub-tropical climate surrounded with rolling green hills in contrast with white snow capped peaks.

From Pokhara a short drive leads towards mid hills and then trekking on the ancient Trans Himalayan Caravan Route to Tibet via Mustang and Ghorepani. The Poon hill trek leads past several traditional farm villages of Gurung and Thakali people around Nayapul, Bhirethati, Tirkhedhunga, and Hille to reach at Ulleri a large Gurung village with stone slated roof tops after a steep climb on stone steps from Tirkhedhunga and its beautiful waterfalls. From here into nice pleasant alpine forest of rhododendron, pines, hemlocks, oaks and fir trees with views of snow capped peaks towards North. Our Ghorepani Poon hill trek itinerary is flexible we can customized according to your interest.

After a glorious moment heading back to continue trek via an alternative route with much uphill and down-hills leading through villages of Ghandruk, Landrung a large Gurung villages with constant views of Annapurna Himalaya, as the trek concludes at Dhampus village with a short drive back to scenic Pokhara.

Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Route Map

Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Highlight

  1. Seven hour scenic drive to Pokhara
  2. Walk around Phewa Lake
  3. Enchanting Sunrise view from Poon hill (3210m/10528ft)
  4. Incredible view of Mt Dhaulagiri, Mt Annapurna range
  5. Walk through rhododendron forest
  6. Visit pleasant Ghandrung Gurung village and Gurung museum
  7. Beautiful terraces with rice field and farm house.

Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Itinerary

After arrival in Kathmandu International airport, you will be welcomed by our officer. He will assist you to transfer the hotel. At hotel he gives you orientation of the overall trip. Meet your trekking guide. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu.

Wake up early in the morning. Have a breakfast at the hotel. Walk to Tourist bus station with your trekking guide. Tourist bus departs for Pokhara at 7 o’clock. Enjoy seven our scenic drive. The bus stops half an hour nearby highway restaurants on the way for lunch. You will be reached at Pokhara around 2 o’clock. Check in at Pokhara hotel. The rest of the day is free. O/n at hotel in Pokhara.

After breakfast, take one hour drive to Nayapul. After you reach Nayapul, you will start your trekking slowly. After 20-minutes walking along the Modi stream, you will reach at Birethanti – a beautiful village that has plenty of tea shops and guest houses. Then follow the left route through the village. Your trek continue heading to Ulleri following the bank of the Burungdi stream. You will climb slightly up to the valley of Hile (1495m/4903ft) and Tikhedhunga (1525m/5002ft). The trail leads steep up to Ulleri (2073m/6799ft), a large beautiful Magar village. Ulleri is stopping point for today. O/ n at mountain lodge

After breakfast you start your walking. Today the trail leads you to the Ghorepani, one of the popular destinations of Annapurna region situated at an altitude of 2856m/8383ft. You should gently ascend up to Banthanti (2250m/7380ft) through Oak and rhododendron forest. Then continue trek towards Ghorepani through Nangeythanti (2460m/8068ft). Today you will walk approximately 5 hours. O/ n at mountain lodge

Early in the morning climb up to Poon Hill (3210m/10528ft) to see the panoramic views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himalayan ranges as well as exciting sunrise view over the Himalayas. After experiencing the great views of Himalayan panorama from Poon Hill, you descend to Ghorepani. After breakfast, continue downhill trek to Tadapani (2625m/8610ft). The trail goes a long the ridges of rhododendron and pine forest till the Tadapani. O/ n at mountain lodge

Today the trail descends south of Ghandruk village. At the bottom of Ghandruk you can see traditional grindstone in small stream. The trail forks end of village take left hand down trail with paved stone staircases. The trail steep descend to Modi Khola through the small settlement terrace field rice paddy. Cross the iron bridge over the Modi Khola which is flowing from Annapurna Base camp. After crossing the bridge the trail steep ascend with stone staircase. After half an hour hard walking you reach to Landrung Village (1664m/5458ft). Landrung is a big Gurung Village from here you see the view of Mt. Annapurna South and Mt. Himchuli. O/n at mountain lodge

Wake up with sunrise in massive Annapurna south (7219m/23678ft) and Himchili (6444m/21136ft). One hour contour the valley. You will pass the large settlement and terraced fields and typical thatch houses. You will cross the Tigu Khola on a suspension bridge below the Tolkha. The trail 15m steep ascends to Tolkha village. The trail gradually ups and to the Bheri Kharka. From Bheri Kharka 50m ascends to Deurali(2100m/6888ft). If clear day you can see Pokhara valley from here. Have a lunch here. From here two hours panoramic views walking to the Dhampus (1830m). O/n at mountain lodge

Morning splendid view of Ananpurna range and Mansalu himal with sunrise. Enjoy the last day of walking. First half an hour easy and scenic walking overlooking the Pokhara valley and Phewa Lake. From the top the trail steep descends stone staircase through the rhododendron and pine forest through the small settlement with terraces field of rice paddy. The trail steep descends bending trail through the tropical forest to Phedi (1180m). From Phedi drive half an hour to Pokhara. Check in hotel at the Pokhara. Have a rest at the hotel. O/n at hotel in Pokhara

After breakfast walk to tourist bus station with trekking guide. Then set for Kathmandu. After reach in Kathmandu, you will be taken to your hotel at Kathmandu. Have a rest. In evening you can stroll around Thamel, the major tourist destination of Kathmandu. You can do some last minute shopping of souvenirs for your family and relatives. O/n at hotel in Kathmandu

Today is your the last day in Nepal. Our officer will come to meet you at the hotel to escort you to Kathmandu International Airport for your flight to home.

Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Price

Silver Price - US$ 590.00 Per Person (Twin sharing)

The Package cost includes:

  • Airport  to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Two night accommodation in Kathmandu at three star hotel with breakfast (Hotel Marshyangdi or Samsara Resort or Hotel Harati)
  • Two night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast (Base camp Resort or Hotel Kantipur or Trek o Tel Pokhara)
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation area entry permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • Kathmandu/ Pokhara / Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.
  • All additional government tax
  • Other ground transportation

The Package cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from date of issue)(You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International air fare
  • Travelers insurance
  • All Meal (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during trekking
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking

Gold Price - US$ 745.00 Per Person (Twin sharing)

The Package cost includes:

  • Airport to hotel pick and drop by private vehicle
  • Two night accommodation in Kathmandu at three star hotel with breakfast (Hotel Marshyangdi or Samsara Resort or Hotel Harati)
  • Two night accommodation in Pokhara with breakfast (Base camp Resort or Hotel Kantipur or Trek o Tel Pokhara)
  • Accommodation in Mountain lodge run by local people during trek
  • Meal on full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during trekking
  • One highly experienced mountain Guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people),
  • Accommodation food, drinks, salary, insurance, transportation of both trek guide and porters
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit)
  • All necessary paper works and Annapurna conservation area entry permit
  • TIMS Card (Trekker’s Information Management System card)
  • All additional government tax
  •  Kathmandu/ Pokhara / Kathmandu tourist bus ticket.
  • Other ground transportation

The Package cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee (USD 25 for 15 days/ USD 40 for 30 days from date of issue) (You may easily get Nepal visa upon your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu)
  • International air fare
  • Travelers insurance
  • All kind of drinks (Alcohol, hot and cold drinks)
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Approx 10-12 USD)
  • Bar bills, telephone bills and other personal expenses (shopping/ laundry)
  • Tips to guide and porter
  • All expenses due to unavoidable events e.g. personal illness, strike etc.
  • Helicopter evacuation charge in case of emergency whilst trekking

Fixed Departure Date

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Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Reviews

Rated 96% based on 5 customer reviews
“You will not be disappointed ! , USA

The staff at Himalayan Smile Trek is more than just accommodating. I feel like I made new friends! From the first contact, about 3 months before my arrival in Nepal, till my departure flight from Nepal, KP Subedi, owner/manager of Himalayan Smile Trek, was attentive, informative and accommodating to my needs and interests.

I chose the Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. However, KP was able to customize the trek since my time was limited in Nepal. I had a guide and a porter with me during my trek. They made the journey unforgettable; we shared stories and laughs. My guide, Pramod, was extremely informative about the land. I was grateful to learn all about Nepal.

The Annapurna Poon hill was full of culture and beauty. This was my first trek so I do not have a point of reference but if you are looking for casual trekking submerged in the mountain and local culture, Ghorepani Poon hill is the spot!

All transfers and transactions were smooth. KP meet me at the hotel in Kathmandu whenever needed. He was there to greet me upon my arrival to Nepal and my return from the trek. Pramod, my guide was always conscious of my whereabouts. I felt I was well taken care of and safe – not that you should worry about safety too much in Nepal. Everyone is extremely friendly, helpful and nice!

As appreciation for my business, I was treated to a traditional Nepali dinner by KP. The restaurant, food and staff were delightful.

Many thanks to the staff at Himalayan Smile Trek. I 100% recommend their services and will return if I should chose another trekking adventure in Nepal.
See you soon !”

Travel Year: 2017
Ghorepani poon Hill trek 2016 , Thailand

Me and my wife arrived in Kathmandu on November for 10 days Annapurna Ghorepani Poon hill trek. met airport Himalayan Smile Treks and transferred to hotel in Thamel area. We visited Himalayan Smile office orientation program. We met our guide Dharma, he is very knowledgeable about trekking route and culture . The weather was clear blue skies every single day. The accommodation was always very good and we did seem to find the rooms usually had clean and comfortable bed. The walking was hard at times but the scenery was out of this world. The Ghorepani Poon hill trek first two days where the uphill is just relentless through the stone stair case through the Rhododendron forest.
Thank you Dharma, your friendship and guidance so greatly helped us enjoy our trek in Nepal. I strongly recommend the Ghorepani Poon hill trek. I’m pleased I did this as the high country in Nepal is like nothing I’ve seen anywhere before. Just stunning! Annapurna Ghorepani is amazing and to be at the top of the world renown mountain Annapurna and Dhulagiri is awesome!

We loved the trip and look forward to another trek someday soon. I’ll be extremely happy to use the same trekking company Himalayan Smile Treks and hopefully guide as well.

 

You can trust Himalayan Smile Treks , China

We found Himalayan Smile trek 100% trustworthy trekking company in Kathmandu Nepal. They are a customer focused organization and I found their effort to create customer satisfaction very impressive. The food was generally very good and we didn’t suffer any stomach upsets at all. Dawa our porter was such a fantastic help and always waited along the way throughout the days. All the planning with emailing , KP, made the trip very easy and I’d definitely recommend Himalayan Smile Treks. The Ghorepani trekking we will recommend to visit on end of the March to April first week this time the rhododendron forest became a color full and the color splash to the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range.

I truly recommend booking the trek through Himalayan Smile Treks & Adventures. you will never be disappoint with the service and value of your money that it will give !

Travel Year: 2015
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek & Chitwan National Park , USA

My experience with Himalayan Smile Treks was fantastic from start to finish. I ask a lot of questions and KP was there to answer all of them! Pramod was my group’s guide and was an absolute pleasure to hang out with the entire time. He is ridiculously knowledgeable about the surrounding areas and just a really nice person in general. Definitely request him for your trek!
The Poon Hill trek is beautiful and the scenery is breathtaking.
I wasn’t a huge fan of Chitwan National Park, as most of their tourism relies on elephants (rides, “baths”, etc.) which I am vehemently against. This is no reflection on Himalayan Smile Treks whatsoever, but I encourage you to choose where you spend your money wisely and boycott Chitwan National Park until they remove elephants from their tourism program. You will see dozens of elephants chained to poles with no more than a few feet to walk (in the government facility no less!).

To sum it up:
Email KP today.
Setup your trek.
Request Pramod as a guide.
Boycott Chitwan National Park until elephant tourism is banned!

Travel Year: Visited May 2016
Poon Hill Trek , USA

From A-Z, Himalayan Smile Treks provided an incredible experience for our group. KP and his team donated this trip for two through Charity Buzz and we bid on it and won. We invited a third friend with us on the trek and had a great time. The airport pickup was on-time, our hotel was great the first and last night (we could tell each place we stayed was carefully selected and was very comfortable), we had a very informative tour of the temples and sites of Kathmandu the second day and when we expressed interest in seeing something different, our guide easily changed the plan. The trek was great: the porters were very helpful, our guide Pramod was engaging and well-prepared, and each tea house was clean and comfortable. The menu is the same throughout the trek so I highly recommend eating Dal Bhat rather than the oily/fried foods such as pizza and fried spring rolls (and bring your own hot sauce!!). Overall, they did a wonderful job and we felt taken care of the whole time. Thank you Himalayan Smile Treks !!

Travel Year: May 2016

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