Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a popular short trek in Nepal that offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. The trek takes you through beautiful forests, traditional villages, and terraced farmland. One of the highlights of this trek is hiking to Poon Hill, which offers a panoramic view of the Himalayan peaks during sunrise.

The itinerary of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek usually begins with a scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara, the gateway to the Annapurna region. From Pokhara, the trek begins with a drive to Nayapul followed by a trek to Tikhedhunga. The next day, you will trek to Ghorepani, a beautiful village located at an altitude of 2,750 meters. Early the next morning, you will hike to Poon Hill to catch the sunrise over the Himalayas before returning to Ghorepani for breakfast.

The trek continues through rhododendron forests to Tadapani, where you can enjoy stunning views of the Annapurna range. You will then trek to Chomrong, a beautiful Gurung village located at the base of the Annapurna massif. The trek then descends through forests to reach the hot springs of Jhinu Danda, where you can relax and soak in the natural hot springs.

The trek concludes with a trek back to Nayapul and a drive back to Pokhara. From Pokhara, you will drive back to Kathmandu to end the trip.

 

Outline Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 2: Drive to Pokhara

Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga

Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani

Day 5: Hike to Poon Hill for sunrise and trek to Tadapani

Day 6: Trek to Ghandruk

Day 7: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara

Day 8: Drive back to Kathmandu

Day 9: Departure

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  • Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu

    Upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, you will be greeted by a representative from the trekking company and transferred to your hotel. You can spend the rest of the day exploring the city or resting.

  • Day 2: Drive to Pokhara

     

    After breakfast, you will take a scenic drive to Pokhara, a beautiful lakeside town known for its stunning mountain views and outdoor activities. You can spend the evening exploring the town and relaxing by the lake.

     

  • Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga

    After an early breakfast, you will drive to Nayapul and begin your trek to Tikhedhunga. The trail will take you through terraced fields and small villages, with stunning views of the Annapurna and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) mountains.

     

  • Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani

    Today, you will trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani, a picturesque village perched on a ridge with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains.

  • Day 5: Hike to Poon Hill for sunrise and trek to Tadapani

    In the early morning, you will hike to Poon Hill to catch the sunrise over the Himalayas. After taking in the stunning views, you will trek to Tadapani, passing through beautiful rhododendron forests along the way.

  • Day 6: Trek to Ghandruk

    Today’s trek will take you through lush forests and small villages to the charming town of Ghandruk, which offers amazing views of the Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Machhapuchhre mountains.

  • Day 7: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara

    On the final day of your trek, you will hike to Nayapul and then drive back to Pokhara, where you can relax and reflect on your adventure.

     

  • Day 8: Drive back to Kathmandu

    After breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu, where you can spend the rest of the day exploring the city or doing some last-minute shopping.

     

  • Day 9: Departure

    You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight, marking the end of your Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek adventure.

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Usefull Information

Inclusions:

  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • All necessary permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • All meals during the trek (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide and porters
  • Guide and porter fees, including their insurance, meals, and accommodation
  • All necessary trekking equipment (sleeping bags, down jackets, etc.)
  • First aid kit
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu
  • All government taxes and service charges

Exclusions:

  • International airfare and travel insurance
  • Nepal entry visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Extra nights’ accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara due to early arrival, late departure, early return from trekking, or any reason beyond the control of the trekking company
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, and bar bills
  • Extra costs incurred due to natural calamities, political disturbances, and other unforeseen events beyond the control of the trekking company
  • Tips for the guide and porters (customary, but not compulsory)

Usefull Information

Clothing:

  • Moisture-wicking base layer (top and bottom)
  • Insulating layer (fleece or down jacket)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Trekking pants (quick-dry and convertible to shorts)
  • Long-sleeve shirts
  • T-shirts
  • Thermal underwear (top and bottom)
  • Waterproof and breathable pants (optional)
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Warm hat and gloves
  • Hiking boots (well broken-in)
  • Socks (wool or synthetic)

Personal Gear:

  • Backpack (30-40 liters)
  • Sleeping bag (rated for cold temperatures)
  • Sleeping pad
  • Trekking poles
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Personal toiletries
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Water bottles or hydration system
  • Snacks (energy bars, trail mix, etc.)
  • Camera or smartphone for photos
  • Headlamp or flashlight with extra batteries
  • Travel adapter for charging electronics

Miscellaneous:

  • Passport and necessary permits
  • Cash (for tips, snacks, and souvenirs)
  • Travel insurance documents
  • Plastic bags (for trash and wet clothes)
  • Travel guidebook or map
  • Portable charger for electronics

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FAQs

  • What is the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

    The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a popular short trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It offers stunning views of the Himalayas, including peaks like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, and culminates in a sunrise view from Poon Hill.

  • How long does the trek take?

    The trek typically takes around 4 to 5 days to complete, depending on the starting point and itinerary. However, it can be shortened or extended based on your preferences and fitness level.

  • What is the best time to do the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

    The best time to do the trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons. These months offer clear skies, stable weather, and excellent views of the mountains.

  • What is the difficulty level of the trek?

    The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is considered a moderate trek. While it does involve uphill and downhill walking, the trails are well-maintained, and the daily hiking distances are manageable for most trekkers. It’s suitable for beginners and experienced hikers alike

  • Do I need a guide or porter for the trek?

    It’s not mandatory to hire a guide or porter for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, as the trails are well-marked, and teahouses are available along the route. However, many trekkers choose to hire guides for added support, navigation assistance, and cultural insights.

  • What permits are required for the trek?

    Trekkers need to obtain the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) card before starting the trek. These permits can be obtained in Kathmandu or Pokhara.

  • What is the accommodation like on the trek?

    Accommodation on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek consists of teahouses or guesthouses along the route. These provide basic but comfortable lodging with amenities such as beds, blankets, and meals.

  • What should I pack for the trek?

    Essential items to pack include appropriate clothing (layers for varying temperatures), sturdy hiking boots, a daypack, water bottles, sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, a camera, and personal medications. It’s also recommended to carry a first aid kit and water purification tablets.

  • Is altitude sickness a concern on this trek?

    Altitude sickness is generally not a concern on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, as the maximum elevation reached is around 3,210 meters (10,531 feet) at Poon Hill. However, it’s essential to stay hydrated, ascend gradually, and be aware of symptoms of altitude sickness.

  • Can I extend the trek or combine it with other treks?

    Yes, you can extend the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek by incorporating side trips or adding days to explore nearby villages like Ghandruk. Additionally, you can combine it with other treks in the Annapurna region, such as the Annapurna Base Camp Trek or the Annapurna Circuit Trek, for a longer adventure.

    Trip Fact

  • Best Seasons spring
  • Duration 9 days
  • Trek Difficulty Moderate

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