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Ghorepani Poon Hill & Ghandruk Trek – 9 Days

Mid-hills cultural area inhabited by Gurung, Magar, Brahmin and kshetri castes, one of the best views from Poon Hill, off the beaten path, with unforgettable short journey, a great photographic site showing whole Annapurna, Dhaulagiri ranges. Dramatic views of Annapurna and fishtails on the way. Vast range of bio-diversity on the trail conserved wild life and vegetation.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill & Ghandruk trek is probably one of the easiest treks in the Annapurna region which explains its growing popularity. It’s a great route to walk for inexperienced hikers and for those who just want just to get a taste of hiking in the region. The trek can be done in 4 or 5 days, the route is well-marked, there are many guesthouses and restaurants on the way.

The Poon Hill Trek is also known as the Annapurna Sunrise Trek and that is because everyone is trekking towards that famous spot on Poon Hill from where you can see the sunrise over the Annapurna Range, one of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world.

Like other trekking routes in the Annapurna region, you have different starting and finishing points for this trek. The most popular way is to start in Nayapul and to finish in Ghandruk, the total ascent for the route will be 3000 m and total descend 1996 m. The Ghorepani Poon Hill & Ghandruk Trek is considered to be family-friendly and unlike on other treks in Nepal, you can do this trek in a short time, if you wish to.

Special Note for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a moderate level journey that doesn’t requires high level of physical fitness and has no risks of altitude sickness whatsoever. Therefore it is a perfect trip for all those looking for short and delightful trekking holiday in Nepal. Best seasons to join this trip would be from January to May and from September to December. Choose us as your travel partner and get the best in services and arrangements during your Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

Facts about Ghorepani Poon Hill & Ghandruk Trek:

Trip Duration 08 nights / 09 days
Total Distance: 60 km to 65 km (Approximately)
Trek Location Kathmandu + Pokhara + Ghorepani + Poon Hill + Ghandruk + Pokhara
Trek GradeEasy / Family Trek
High ElevationPoon Hill (10,500 feet/ 3,200 m)
Pickup PointsTribhuvan International Airport
Trip Activities English Speaking Trek Guide + 05 days hiking + City Tour.
Group Size 2-15 Persons.

Ghorepani Poon Hill & Ghandruk Trek Highlights

  • Enjoy the scenic flights from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu
  • Explore the diverse cultures and traditions of ethnic people like Gurung and Magar
  • Explore the beautiful villages like Ghandruk, Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ulleri, etc.
  • Catch breathtaking views of mountains like Annapurna South, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, etc.
  • Walk through the lush forests of rhododendrons and oaks with the possibility to see different animals
  • Enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals during the Annapurna trek
  • Hike to Poon Hill, the viewpoint for the 360° panoramic view of Mt. Annapurna, and Dhaulagiri range
  • Catch many photographic spots during the Annapurna trek.
  • Enjoy the lively evening of Pokhara.
Day 01: Welcome to Kathmandu, Nepal!
Day 02: Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Patan Durbar Square
Day 03: Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Trek to Tikhedhunga (5,170 feet / 1,570 m)
Day 04: Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (9,318 feet / 2,840 m)
Day 05: Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (8,562 feet / 2,610 m), Sunrise at Poon Hill
Day 06: Trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk (6,364 feet / 1,940 m)
Day 07: Trek from Ghandruk to Kimche, Drive to Pokhara
Day 08: Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Day 09: Trip end and Fly back to home.

  • International & domestic airport transfers as per the itinerary.
  • 3 nights accommodation in Kathmandu with Bed and Breakfast plan.
  • 1 nights accommodation in Pokhara with Bed and Breakfast plan.
  • 08 breakfast, 5 Lunch, 06 dinner during the trip.
  • Kathmandu Sightseeing by professional English speaking tour guide.
  • Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu domestic flight.
  • 3 meals a day during the trip (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner) as mention in itinerary.
  • Accommodation while trekking in twin sharing basis in guesthouses.
  • Annapurna conservation area permit and TIMS card.
  • Professional government license holder English speaking trekking guide.
  • Sleeping bag and duffel bag during the trek. (Refundable after finish the trip)
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • 1 farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government and local taxes.
  • Nepal visa fees & airport taxes
  • All entrance fees for sightseeing places
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
  • Your international flights
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Gear or equipment for your trek
  • Personal expenses along the trek
  • If you would like to ride on pony
  • Tips for your city guide, drivers, hotels, restaurants, etc.
  • Extra night accommodation then mention plan
NO.OF.PERSONAVAILABILITYPRICE USDINR
2-4GuaranteedUSD 865INR 52500
5-8GuaranteedUSD 810INR 48800
9-15GuaranteedUSD 740INR 44,000

How long is Ghorepani Poon Hill & Ghandruk Trek?

The Poon Hill trek is officially listed as a 7-9 day trek, because it totally depends on how much time you want to spend in the mountains and the route you want to take.

How hard is Poon Hill Trek?

The Annapurna Poon Hill trek difficulty is graded as moderate due to its steep terrain, high elevation, and basic facilities. The Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking trails meander the easy route through awe-inspiring mountain terrain, rhododendron forest, cascades waterfall, and typical Gurung villages.

How far is Poon Hill from Pokhara?

Ghorepani Poon Hill Distance depends on the route you take. If you start your journey from Kathmandu then you will cover a total distance of 177km. But, if you start your journey from Pokhara then it is just 35.9km away. The 5-6 days trek is relatively easier.

How hard is Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

The Poon Hill trek is a relatively easy 4-5 days trek of Annapurna Circuit Mountain Range in Nepal. The Poon Hill trek climbs to 3210 meters on the foothills of Annapurna. The trail goes through mountain villages, misty forests, suspension bridges and it gets really beautiful!

How many steps Poon Hill?

Going Somewhere Slowly’s Tips for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek: Choose your starting point: This trek starts and ends from Nayapol, but you can start the circular route from any direction. For an easier, more gradual climb, start from Kimche. If you start from Hile you’ll go up the famous 3500 steps.

Is there any luggage limit for porter?

We provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 18 kgs of luggage (maximum 9 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination.

Do I Need Vaccinations for This Trip?

Nepal features dense jungle, as well as high elevation. The Centers for Disease Control and World Health Organization both recommend the following vaccines for Nepal: typhoid, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, Japanese encephalitis, and influenza.

    Travel Insurance for Ghorepani Poon Hill & Ghandruk Trek

    Anyone trekking in the Himalayas requires an excellent travel insurance package. The travel insurance for the Poon Hill trek in the Annapurna region must cover medical emergencies, flight cancellations, theft, robbery, lost baggage, evacuations, and others.

    Most travel insurance packages of 30 days start from 150 USD and above. However, the cost of the travel package also depends upon the insurance company. Hence, trekkers need to get the best travel insurance package available for the Poon Hill trek.

    Accommodation, Food And Drink Facility

    While we choose the best possible accommodation along the way, you should be aware that most teahouses/lodges, particularly in Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, are quite basic. You can expect simple family-run guest houses with minimum facilities.

    Almost all rooms are based on twin-sharing basis, and the meals include typical Nepali Dhal, Bhat, Tarkari, Achar, and salads. The prior booking of accommodation with the lodges is preferable to be on the safer side. However, numerous lodges are present to serve you with hospitality.

    Book with Nepal Local Operator

    Whether it’s a cultural tour, gentle walking holiday or strenuous trek, our holidays in Nepal are led by professionally-trained English speaking leaders. They have an intimate and expert knowledge of the history, culture and nature of Nepal and will make your trip a memorable experience. Thus hurry up and reserve your place to Ghorepani Poon Hill & Ghandruk Trek.

    The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Cost

    The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the most beautiful treks in the Annapurna region. Trekkers can observe the snow-capped mountains and gorgeous natural landscapes during the trek. Overall, Poon Hill trek cost around US $780-$950, including your domestic flight costs.

    The Poon Hill trek cost is reasonable in comparison to the other mainstream treks in the region. The cost varies according to the various factors listed above. You can customize them to reduce the overall cost by a significant amount. Contact us for more details regarding this scenic trek in the Annapurna region.

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    Kulendra Baral

    Kulendra Baral is a travel and tourism specialist in Nepal. In 2004, Nepal Visitors was established and promoting the Nepal Tourism. Nepal Visitors is a travel information provider side where Nepalese travel related agencies are affiliated

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