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Ghorepani Poon hill Trek


Overview The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a captivating adventure in the Annapurna region of Nepal that offers breathtaking natural beauty and a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the area. This trek is perfect for those seeking a short but rewarding journey, showcasing the majestic Himalayan mountains and enchanting rhododendron forests. Starting from Nayapul, the trek winds through terraced fields, charming villages, and lush forests. The trail is also well-defined, making it accessible for trekkers of various fitness levels. As you ascend, the awe-inspiring Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges gradually come into view, leaving you spellbound by their…

Overview

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a captivating adventure in the Annapurna region of Nepal that offers breathtaking natural beauty and a glimpse into the rich cultural heritage of the area. This trek is perfect for those seeking a short but rewarding journey, showcasing the majestic Himalayan mountains and enchanting rhododendron forests.

Starting from Nayapul, the trek winds through terraced fields, charming villages, and lush forests. The trail is also well-defined, making it accessible for trekkers of various fitness levels. As you ascend, the awe-inspiring Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges gradually come into view, leaving you spellbound by their grandeur.

The highlight of the trek is undoubtedly Poon Hill, a viewpoint renowned for its panoramic sunrise views. Waking up early, you embark on a steep climb to the summit. As the sun peeks above the horizon, it bathes the surrounding peaks in golden hues, creating a spectacle you’ll never forget. The snow-capped Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and other peaks stand majestically, painting a postcard-perfect scene.

Throughout the journey, you’ll encounter welcoming Gurung and Magar communities, also known for their warm hospitality and vibrant traditions. Their picturesque villages offer a glimpse into their unique way of life. You can immerse yourself in their culture, taste traditional cuisine, and even stay in cozy teahouses, enjoying conversations around warm fires.

The trek usually takes around 4-5 days to complete, covering approximately 30 kilometers. The moderate difficulty level ensures an enjoyable experience, allowing you to savor the natural beauty without being overly strenuous. Along the way, you’ll also pass through dense rhododendron forests, which burst into a riot of colors during the spring season.

Conclusion and Summary

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a magnificent journey that combines stunning landscapes, cultural encounters, and a sense of accomplishment. It also offers a perfect blend of adventure and relaxation, leaving you with lasting memories and a renewed appreciation for the beauty of the Himalayas.

Trip Highlights


  • Pokhara – the tourist capital of Nepal
  • Panoramic views of mountains from Poon Hill (3210m) View Tower
  • Ghorepani village
  • Hot springs at Jhinu Danda
  • Short trek suitable for all age groups
  • Easy trek without fear of altitude sickness or acute mountain sickness
  • Pretty villages and farmland at Ghandrung
  • A taste of Nepali rural life

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On your arrival, you will be greeted by our representative of Nepal Challenge Trek Team at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) but make sure about our representative with a display board at the arrival gate. You will be then transferred to the hotel. We can either relax in the afternoon or hang around. You will have a dinner in a traditional Nepalese restaurant where we take pleasure in a Nepalese cultural program as well as food. Overnight at hotel.

The drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 7 hours on a tourist bus. Trekking staff will arrive at your Hotel at 6:30AM in the morning to pick you up then the bus will leave around 7:00AM to Pokhara.  If you want to fly to Pokhara instead of taking the long journey by bus, this is also possible. There are several flights to Pokhara from 9 am in the morning to 3 pm in the afternoon which offers a splendid view of the Himalayas in the north. Pokhara is a picturesque lake town nestled in the shadow of the Himalayan Peaks and is the suitable startup point for trekking. Overnight at Hotel.

The drive to Nayapul is around two hours. After this short drive, we pack up the bags for porters and start our trip. We walk through the lush, green Modi river valley, past waterfalls with plunge pools that invite you to swim.  The ascend of the steep staircase to Magar village of Ulleri (2,070m) a tough one for the first day but you will be rewarded with breathtaking views of the valley below and the peaks of Annapurna South and Hiunchuli. Overnight at Lodge.

The trek today is a gentle climb through pasture and cultivated fields. After Banthati the trail then continues to ascend more gently, through fine forests of oak and rhododendrons forest to Ghorepani (2,840m). Overnight at Lodge.

Today, very early in the morning, we start an hour hiking to Poon Hill at elevation of 3200 meters. Poon Hill is a famous view point and provides an unobstructed view of sunrise over the high Himalayas. After spending an hour at the view point we return to Ghorepani where we take a hot breakfast and then we trek to Tadapani (2,610m). The trail ascends up to Deurali pass and descends steeply through dense moss-covered forest rich with birdlife to Tadapani. Overnight at Lodge.

From Tadapani the trail descends through beautiful forests to Ghandruk, which is a stunning village of Gurung people, one of Nepal’s most famous ethnic groups, known for their distinctive dialect, culture, costume, and life style. Ghandruk is also home to many soldiers from the famous Gurkha regiments. From here we can have stunning views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna, Annapurna III and Fishtail.

We can enjoy a final down hill walk through forest and villages for about 5 hrs to Nayapul. From here we drive for about 1 hour back to Pokhara where our trek ends and we can enjoy a shower and relax on this stunning lakeside town enjoying the memories!

Early morning we depart from Pokhara to Kathmandu. The 200 km route follows the Marsyangdi River first and then the Trishuli River while offering a good view of the natural scenery and farmland. The bus will make one last climb, and you will enter Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at Hotel in Kathmandu.

What's Included


1. Airport Pick-up and Drop Off,
2. Licensed and trained trekking guides,
3. potters for carrying goods and supplies,
4. 4 Nights Accommodation in the 3 Star Hotel in Kathmandu with B & B. (Bed
& Breakfast)
5. All accommodation during the trek.
6. All meals and hot beverages during the trek.
7. Transportation to and from trail head.
8. All necessary documents and permits for trekking (where applicable)
9. National Park/Conservation Area entry Permit, Equipment such as tents And Mattresses, Cooking Equipment, Camp site charges, Insurance, and
equipment for the staffs.
10. Coordination of quick Rescue service (Costs covered by your Insurance Plan)
11. Trekking staffs wages etc.
12. 1 hr. trekker massage after your trek.

What's Excluded


Services and Cost Does not Included in Price:
1. International Airfares,
2. Travel/Trekking Insurance,
3. Excess baggage charges More than 16kg and hand bag more than 5 kg in
domestic flights.
4. Visa fees.
5. Airport Departure Taxes.
6. Drinks (Cold and Alcoholic) Rescue charge.
7. Tips for The staffs.
8. Expenses of Personnel nature and Permit and Liaison officer fee (where Applicable.
9. Meals during stay in the Kathmandu.
10. Domestic Ticket Etc.

Trip Information


The trek usually starts from Nayapul and goes through beautiful villages like Tikhedhunga, Ghorepani, and Tadapani, before returning to Nayapul. Along the way, trekkers will have the opportunity to witness stunning views of the Annapurna range, including sunrise views over the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges from the Poon Hill viewpoint.

The Poon Hill viewpoint is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Nepal, and it offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains, including the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. Trekkers can enjoy the sunrise views from the top of the hill, which is a truly magical experience.

The trek can take anywhere from 4 to 6 days, depending on the route and itinerary. It is suitable for both experienced and novice trekkers who are looking for a moderate level of physical activity. The trail is well-maintained and has basic teahouse accommodations and facilities along the way.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a perfect way to experience the natural beauty and unique culture of the Annapurna region, while also offering the opportunity to witness stunning mountain views from the Poon Hill viewpoint.

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Trip Facts


Duration 05 Day(s)
Activities Trekking
Group Size 1 to 20
Best Season March to June, Sep to December
Start/End Point Kathmandu / Kathmandu
Difficulty Level Easy
Max Altitude 3210M
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