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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking – 4 Days

Trip Facts

Weather

Weather 5°C to 18°C View Weather Detail

Duration

Duration 4 Days

Difficulty

Difficulty Easy

Accommodation

Accommodation Lodges/Hotels/Resorts

Meals Included

Meals Included Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Best Season

Best Season March, April, May, Sept, Oct, Nov

Transportation

Transportation Overland

Daily Activity

Daily Activity Approx. 5 - 6 hours

Ethnic People

Ethnic People Gurung, Magar

Geographic Terrain

Geographic Terrain Mountain, Forest, hill

Region of Nepal

Region of Nepal Annapurna Region, Kaski

Max. Altitude

Max. Altitude 3210m

Firstly, 4 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking starts with a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara, which is the starting point on the trek. As you follow the Bhurungdi River, you will reach Ulleri. Then, the trail starts to gather more altitude as you head to Banthanti. Then, the route heads to Ghorepani after trekking through dense rhododendron forest. Ghorepani is a mixed Magar and Gurung village with a fantastic display of ethnic culture and hospitality.

Then, you hike to the Poon Hill viewpoint situated to the west of the village. The top of the vantage point offers grand views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges along with Gangapurna and Lamjung Himal. Further, you resume the trek and head to Tadapani village. Passing this Gurung village, you trek south to Ghandruk. This Gurung village is one of the biggest Gurung settlements in the country. Here, you can explore the rich Gurung culture and visit numerous heritage around the village premise. From here, the trail leads you to Nayapul, and you follow with a drive back to Pokhara.

Background

Enjoy 4 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking on one of the most popular trails in Nepal. The trip makes quick visits to popular stops on the trail like Ghandruk village and Poon Hill. Moreover, the natural beauty along the trekking trails in the Annapurna Conservation Area is terrific as well. Likewise, the culture and traditions of the Gurung community are enticing to all kinds of trekkers. All in all, the trek is a perfect display of the natural and cultural diversity of Nepal.

About Us

At Nepal Alternative Treks and Expedition, we put our efforts to create and operate trips to various parts of Nepal. We have a great team of skilled guides and porters to assist travelers. Thus, we provide our finest people and services to cater to your needs. Also, we allow you to easily change the itineraries as per your liking.

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Trip Highlights:

  • Panorama of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri ranges
  • Experience the Gurung culture, traditions, and heritage
  • Explore the mesmerizing biodiversity of the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Visit popular touristic destinations like Ghorepani, Ghandruk, and Poon Hill
January
-8°C to 12°C
February
-5°C to 14°C
March
0°C to 15°C
April
2°C to 15°C
May
4°C to 18°C
June
5°C to 20°C
July
6°C to 22°C
August
5°C to 18°C
September
0°C to 14°C
October
-5°C to 15°C
November
-8°C to 16°C
December
-10°C to 5°C

Weather Info

Day-to-day-Itinerary

Day 1

Drive to Sudame - Trek to Banthanti

Day 1 Facts

Trekking Time Average

70km Drive
(Av. 2:30hr), 10 km-04 hrs. walk
3km Uphill hike
(Av. 1:30hr)

Accommodation

Machhapuchhre Guest House

Altitude

(2210m./7293ft.)

Enjoy a breakfast overlooking the views of Annapurna I (8091m) and Mt. Machhapuchhre (6997m). Afterward, you’ll prepare for the trek and embark on 2:30 hour long jeep drive through Baglung Highway towards Sudame. You will begin walk towards Hile and Tirkhedhunga alongside the terraced fields . The trail rises steep uphill along the crossing suspension bridge and waterfall en route to Ulleri. You will then continue ascend to Banthanti. Overnight in Banthanti.

Day 2

Trek to Ghorepani

Day 2 Facts

Trekking Time Average

12km Uphill hike
(Av. 4hrs.)

Accommodation

Hotel Super View

Altitude

(2800m./9240ft.)

From Banthanti, you’ll begin climbing stone steps leading towards Ghorepani village. Leaving Banthanti, The trail rise uphill towards Nangethanti. Ghorepani, at 2,874 meters, is a Magar village that offers beautiful views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Annapurna massif. Overnight in Ghorepani.

Day 3

Trek to Tadapani

Day 3 Facts

Trekking Time Average

14km Downhill hike
(Av. 6hr)

Accommodation

Hotel Grand View

Altitude

(2650m./8745m.)

The day begins with an early morning hike towards the famous view tower at Poon Hill (3210m). Poon Hill, located an hour-long walk from Ghorepani, bring you atop a hill that offers the magnificent panoramic view of the peaks in Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, Nilgiri, Himalchuli, and Dhaulagiri ranges. Enjoy a scenic trek to Poon Hill and experience the mesmerizing sunrise before retracing your path back to Ghorepani village. After enjoying your breakfast, you’ll begin climbing northeast towards Tadapani village. The scenic trek goes past lush Rhododendron forests through Deurali. You will have a tea break and climb Gurung Hill ( 3200m.). You will then walk downhill towards Banthanti village . You will stop there for lunch then walk continue towards Tadapani.

Day 4

Trek to Ghandruk Village - Drive to Pokhara

Day 4 Facts

Trekking Time Average

10km Downhill Hike
(Av. 4hr) / 60 km drive ( Av. 2:30 hrs.) to Pokhara
2:30hr Drive

Altitude

(820m./2706ft.)

Ghandruk is another popular village in the Annapurna region. After breakfast in Tadapani, we start our trek to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is very popular for its Gurung culture and the hospitality of the people. Have a lunch there then you can visit the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk. Likewise, the beautiful view of the village with mountains like Annapurna (8091m) and Machhapuchhre (6997m) in the background is breathtaking. You will embark on jeep towards Pokhara. You will pass by Kimche, Syauli bazzar, Birethanti, Nayapul and Naudanda . Overnight in Pokhara.

What do you get in the Trip?

Included

  • Tribhuwan International Airport ( Airport – Hotel – Airport )  transfer in Kathmandu .
  • All meals ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner ) during the trekking.
  • Lodge accommodation ( twin share basis)  during the trekking.
  • One experienced, well trained, fluent English speaking, friendly, specialized in Ghorepani trekking route and government authorized trekking guide and  required porters (one porter for two persons).
  • Guide and porters food, accommodation, salary, insurance and transportation .
  • Overland transportation as per mentioned in the itinerary.
  • ACAP( Annapurna conservation area project) and necessary permits .
  • A Trekking map, duffle bag, Oxygen saturation check up everyday, water purification, company t-shirt, first aid medical and trekking completion certificate etc.
  • Assistance for emergency rescue evacuation.
  • Government tax and service charge.
  • Public Liability Insurance.

Excluded

  • Hotel accommodation and meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara .
  • Hard and soft table drinks such as tea/coffee, coke, fanta, mineral water, alcoholic drinks, laundry, phone bill etc.
  • Personal Travel insurance.
  • Tips for guide and porters.( Highly suggested ).

Route Map

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Group Discounts Available

Group of 1 - 1 $450.00 PP $350.00 PP
Group of 2 - 4 $380.00 PP $280.00 PP
Group of 5 - 8 $370.00 PP $270.00 PP
Group of 9 - 12 $360.00 PP $260.00 PP
Group of 13 - 16 $350.00 PP $250.00 PP
Group of 17 - 20 $340.00 PP $240.00 PP
Group of 21 - 25 $330.00 PP $230.00 PP

Need a private date?

The given rates are per person with guaranteed departure schedules. If the given dates are not appropriate for you, please feel free to contact us for requesting a new dates, we will gladly personalize the itinerary and schedule of the trip that fits for you.

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Traveler Reviews

Made an arrangement with Mr. Tej Gurung of Nepal Alternative Treks for Ghorephani Poon Hill trek. He is very accommodating on the arrangement of the treks. Promptly replying all the inquiries and even come with suggestions. Our friendly guide for the trek Mr. Kumar and porter Deepak have served us very well. They are both very experience with the trek and always attentive to what we need. Will definitely come back to Tej for future trip and trek.

5.0

Wong Lee Siong

Bintulu, Malaysia
I've use this company for 2 times , first time last year (trek to poon hill) and this year on april trek to ABC. It's a wonder trip i will remember forever. Tej the company owner is very nice , he is very kind ,he support our group very thing . He recommend us about the schedule ,it's perfect. The guide and porter are very kind also. If you plan to travel Nepal I would like to recommend this company .

5.0

Khwanjai

Bangkok, Thailand

ESSENTIAL INFO

Best time to visit

The best time to visit at Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is during the autumn (September, October, November) and spring (March, April, May) seasons. This season provides you with an ideal climate. During this time of the year, you will be able to see a panoramic view of the mountain ranges in the Annapurna region and the beauty of the surrounding. But, many people do this trek during the monsoon seasons too.  Annually, thousands of tourists including both national and international tourists come to Ghorepani Poon Hill for trekking.

The difficulty of the trek

This tour is a difficult trip. You have to be both physically fit and experienced as well. In addition, the landscape of the place is also very dangerous. In addition, if you don’t come fully prepared for this trek then your difficulty will add up. Similarly, make sure you have all the essentials with you.

Travel Insurance

You must have your travel insurance with you. So, make sure your travel insurance company has covered all your safety measures. Make sure that the insurance company provides you with every facility. Because it has a lot of benefits during the trek. Therefore, make sure your travel insurance covers your injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, rescue mission, loss of property, etc. But, most importantly make sure your travel insurance is not expired.  Furthermore, make sure that your Insurance policy has covered your 4000m trekking and adventure policy.

Meals and Accommodation

All meals include Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during trekking. Likewise, we also provide western and Nepali foods which are very healthy. In addition, the lodges we provide are very secure and comfortable too. In addition, twin sharing lodges during the trek.

Fitness and experience requirements

While trekking through high altitudes you must be physically and mentally fit. Most importantly, you should also not have any blood-related diseases. Furthermore, you should have experience climbing small peaks. Similarly, being confident and passionate about the trek is also important. Furthermore, make sure that you have some knowledge about the conditions of the trek.

Climate and weather

The climate of Nepal is different from time to time. It usually gets hot from May to August and this time is also good for hiking. Similarly, it gets cold and chilly from late November to February. This time is also good but it rains most of the time. So, completing this trek during the spring season is also good. It provides a suitable climate and weather. But, most of the time it is good all year. So, you may do this trek throughout the year.

Safety and Security

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a moderate-level trek. But, it can get a little difficult for new trekkers. And, we make sure our people are safe during the trek. So, the safety and security of the trekkers are important factors for our company. Similarly, we take full care of our consumer and their property. Similarly, our trip constantly operates monitoring every area of our travel. So, you should not worry about your belongings when you are traveling with us. Likewise, the accommodation facility we provide is also very safe and secure for your stay during the trek.

Required Permits

ACAP: NPR. 3000 for foreigners and NPR 1000 for SAARC.

Note: Child below 10 years are free

Gear List

Gears required for the trek vary upon destination and season. A comprehensive list of gear for all activities is listed on our dedicated page of Trekking Gear List

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