Key Information

  • Trip Duration Trip Duration 8 Days
  • Trip Cost Price from US$ 475
  • Trip Grade Trip Grade Easy
  • Trip Style Trip Style Trekking
  • Group Sizes Max Person 02 - 16
  • food Meals Breakfast in cities & full board meals in trek
  • Accomodation Accomodation 2 star hotel in cities & tea house / Lodge on trek
  • Transportation Transportation Private Vechiles & Tourist Bus
  • Destination Nepal
  • Max.Altitude 3,210M
  • Single Supplement 110 USD

About Ghorepani - Poonhill - Ghandurk Trek

Ghorepani Poon hill trek is best suited for traveling enthusiasts who wish to see the mighty mountains up close avoiding the risk of altitude sickness. The stony steps that run uphill and downhill throughout make this trekking route easier as compared to other routes of the same region. The gems of this trekking route are the picturesque landscapes, serene villages and the array of snowcapped mountains like Dhaulagiri range, Annapurna range, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu ranges. The sunrise and sunsets from Poon Hill are a treat to eyes and a reward to the aching muscles. 

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is also popular among people as the Annapurna Sunrise Trek or Annapurna Panorama Trek. Among trekking in Nepal, it is the most popular trek in the Annapurna region.

In this trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill, you begin your journey crossing several villages of Gurung, Magar, Ghale, Brahmin, and Chhetri ethnicity. Witnessing and partaking in their everyday activities you walk for almost 6 days along the millions of stone steps. And, finally reach your dream destination: Poon Hill

On reaching you walk past the lush forests of Rhododendron and alpine vegetation that add a chill to nature.

If you choose this trek in Spring, you will be awe-stricken by the sight of the hillocks blooming in varieties of flowers.

The hillock on the Ghorepani village called as Poon Hill is the best place for both the sunrise as well as the sunset views.

In the dawn, the sun coming from behind the Fishtail mountain and spreading its rays over the Dhaulagiri ranges is simply captivating.

It is such a blissful time when you see the clouds, sky and the mountain dazzling in different hues of pinks, blues, reds, and yellows.

While during the sunset you witness the sun rays hitting the peaks of Fishtail and Annapurna ranges making the whole surrounding godly and warm.

So, whenever you hike to the hillock, the magnificence of the place and the sight keeps you spellbound. To catch this heavenly views trekker and travel enthusiasts opt for this trek.we can happily share Gorepani poonhill Treking Route map 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Highlights of Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

  • You get to walk on the moderate trails for short days
  • You will catch the mesmerizing views of the ever-smiling snow-covered peaks
  • Walk past the forests of rhododendrons, magnolia, and other wild floras and faunas
  • Visit the ethnic museums in Ghandruk
  • You can wear the typical Gurung dresses and click pictures as well
  • Amazing hospitality and comfortable tea houses
  • Stunning closer views of Annapurna, Machhapuchhre, and Dhaulagiri ranges
  • Walk across the never-ending stony stairs
  • Enjoy the 360-degree views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, and Manaslu ranges

Best time for this trek

Autumn and spring marks for the best time for this trek. During this time the weather is much moderate and favorable with the clearest visibility.

And, you get to walk in the drier routes. You neither have to worry about the rain nor of the leeches during this time of the year.

However, this trek is doable even in the summer and winter.

During summer/monsoon you may find the road slippery and face leech attacks. But with proper rain gears and insect repellents, the trek is not a big problem.

While in winter you may find the hillock slippery due to snow. And feel much cold in the high altitudes. But, with the warm clothing and a happy heart you can easily venture to this trek.

Difficulty during Ghorepani Poon Hill trek

Poon Hill is a short and moderate yet the most exotic treks.  Every person with good health can complete this trek in a success.

On this trek, you will be hiking for around 5-6 hours each day on the stony stairs either uphill or the downhill. So, the walk could be a bit challenging for beginners but not impossible.

Hold your trekking poles, buckle your trekking shoes, and wear proper clothes. Then, you will have much easy time venturing to the Poon Hill.

But, during the peak season, you may find the trail crowded. So, you must have a good endurance and patience as you walk with your fellow trekkers.

And, you may face difficulty in finding the accommodations in peak season so, let us know early about your plan. We will help you pre-book for the rooms and food for your comfortable stay.

You will be hiking to the highest altitude at 3210 meters, Poon Hill. But there is the least chance of getting altitude sickness. Yet, do not forget to keep yourself hydrated. After all, your health matters the most.

And, It is a bit cold. So, do not forget to pack wisely for the temperature changes.

Annapurna Trekking FAQS

 

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu (1350m)
  • Day 02: Drive to Pokhara
  • Day 03: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Hile
  • Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani
  • Day 05: Hike up to Poon Hill sunrise (3210m) and trek to Tadapani (2610 m).
  • Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk (1940m) & Kimche and drive to Pokhara by jeep
  • Day 07: Drive to Kathmandu
  • Day 08: Departure to International Airport.
Detail Itinerary

Cost Details

Cost Includes

  • Tourists class transportation to and from the airport and hotel.
  • Tourist bus Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu.
  • Both ways Private transports Pokhara-Nayapul - Pokhara.
  • 2 Nights standards Hotel in Kathmandu with breakfast.
  • 2 Nights standards Hotel in Pokhara with breakfast.
  • Trekking lodge / Teahouse accommodations during the trek.
  • 3 meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trek.
  • Government Licensed Holder trekking guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Porter during the Trekking (1 Potter for 2 trekkers) with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance.
  • Supporter guide group size above 8+ people.
  • All necessary paperwork and entry permits (ACAP), Trekker’s Information Management System (TIMS) including local Tax, Government tax & official expenses.
  • Sleeping bag & Duffel Bag (if you do not have your own, to be returned after trip completion).
  • The arrangement of Emergency Helicopter service which will be paid by your Travel insurance company.
  • Exclusive Medical Kit Bag.
  • Index Adventure T-shirt & Trekking Achievement Certificate.

Cost Excludes:

  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu & Pokhara city.
  • Extra night accommodation and meals if early departure from the mountain.
  • Nepal visa fee (You can apply in Online or you can easily issue the visa on arrival at International Airport Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance (necessary).
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non alcoholic hot and cold drinks & all desserts sweet things.
  • Hot shower and battery charging in trekking Mountains.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in including section.
  • Tips for the guide, porter and driver (Tipping is voluntary).
Rated 5/5 based on 1 reviews
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    We loved the tour! This was our first time in Nepal and had wanted a trek to altitudes not very high but also gave us that Himalayan experience. After consultation with our tour company Index Adventure, we planned the Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk trek accommodating our preferences. The walk, although at slightly lower altitudes (highest point being Poonhill at 3,210 meters), tested our strength with pretty sharp ups and downs. We went to Poonhill for a sunrise view, exceptional. No wonder it's considered one of the best vantage points for a view of the Himalayas. Ghandruk the Gurung village also offered the fantastic view of the Annapurna. We believe the service provided to us by our tour operator Index Adventure was superb. The hotels and food were good and we always felt safe and in good hands (Nepal overall feels safe). We also liked how the company planned and executed our trip right from pick up to the drop. Thanks to Keshab and the group.

    We loved the tour! This was our first time in Nepal and had wanted a trek to altitudes not very high but also gave us that Himalayan experience. After consultation…

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FAQs

How to enter Nepal, via road ways or air ways?

If you are travelling through air then you can only enter Nepal through Tribhuvan International Airport; is the only international airport in Nepal that operates several international flights on a daily basis. The airport is located in the capital city: Kathmandu, which is a popular hub for tourists visiting Nepal.

If you are travelling through road ways then you can either enter from China Border and India Boarder but before entering Nepal you should report yourself to Nepal Entry/Exit Points. Some of road entry/exit points are:

From China: Rasuwagadi Border & Kodari Border.

From India: Dhangadi, Kanchanpur, Nepalgunj, Birgunj, Kakarvitta, Bhairahawa

Reference: http://nepalimmigration.gov.np/content/immigration-offices--entry--exit-points-1.html