Trip Duration 10 Days
Group Size 2-12 People
Accomodation Hotel and Tea house
The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a popular trekking destination located in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is considered one of the easiest and most refreshing treks in the region, offering stunning views of the surrounding Himalayas, including Mount Annapurna, Machhapuchre, Dhawalagiri, Hiunchuli, Mardi Himal, and many more.
The view from Poon Hill is breath-taking, especially with the beautiful mountains rising above the red flowering forest of rhododendron. This natural beauty is sure to steal the heart of every trekker who embarks on this journey.
One of the highlights of the Poon Hill Trek is the famous sunrise view. Tourists from around the world come to witness the sunrise over the Himalayas, where the snow-covered mountains shine as the sun’s ray’s scatter across the peaks. This awe-inspiring moment is a picture-perfect memory that leaves a lasting impression on visitors.
At 3210 meters above sea level, Poon Hill is shorter and easier trek than other popular trekking destinations in the region like Annapurna base camp, Mardi himal, Khopra danda, Annapurna circuit etc. The trail is well-maintained and properly managed, making it less challenging and more accessible for foreign tourists. This trek is ideal for those who seek natural peace and want to immerse themselves in nature.
One of the best memories of this trek is hiking through the forest full of flora and fauna. The lush forest of rhododendrons refreshes us and releases the pressure of daily life, providing a positive and peaceful environment that helps us overcome mental pressure and illness. The trek also provides an opportunity to learn new things outside the matrix of the outer world.
The Poon Hill Trek is not only famous for its natural beauty but also for the cultural and traditional aspects of the Gurung and Magar people. Ghandruk, a famous village of the Gurung community located in the Kaski district of Gandaki province, is a must-visit destination on the way to Poon Hill. The people of Ghandruk are well-known for providing exceptional service and hospitality, offering visitors a taste of local food and drinks and a chance to experience traditional song and dance performances.
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is suitable for all age groups, from individuals to families with children. To ensure the safety and enjoyment of our guests, we provide highly qualified, experienced, and polite guides and porters who will guide you and carry your belongings. Our guides are knowledgeable about the culture and traditions of the Magar and Gurung communities, adding a unique cultural experience to your trek.
At Graceful Adventure Travels Pvt. Ltd., a registered adventure travel company based in Nepal, we are committed to providing an unforgettable adventure for our guests. Our dedication to excellence has won the hearts of our clients, and we strive to meet the needs and expectations of our valued guests. We invite you to join us on our expeditions and discover the beauty of the Himalayas.
Our trek to Poon Hill begins with your arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, where one of our company representatives will greet you and take you to your hotel. The following day, we will embark on a sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the Kathmandu Durbar Square, Swayambhunath Temple, Boudhanath Temple, and Pashupatinath Temple.
The next day, we will drive to Pokhara, or you can choose to fly there. After a day of rest in Pokhara, we will begin our main trek to Poon Hill. We will drive to Nayapul and trek to Thikedhunga, Ulleri, where we will spend the night. The stone steps of Ulleri zare quite famous. The trail is well-maintained and in good condition, and we will walk for only 6 to 7 hours a day, taking proper rest breaks after walking for 1 hour to prevent physical strain. The colorful Rhododendron Forest will also help to alleviate any stress.
The following morning, we will hike to Poon Hill, our main destination, to witness the best sunrise view over the snow-covered Himalayas. The glowing snow and scattering rays of sunlight create a breathtaking view. After experiencing this picture-perfect moment, we will move on to Tadapani, where we will spend the night. The next day, we will proceed to Ghandruk village, a popular destination for national and international tourists. Here, we will observe the traditions and culture of the Gurung and Magar communities and have the opportunity to taste the local food and drink local drinks while enjoying the warm hospitality of the local people. That night, we will stay in a homestay in Ghandruk with essential amenities and better services and facilities.
After spending a night in Ghandruk, we will trek to Nayapul, drive to Pokhara, and stay at the Pokhara lakeside. The following day, we will drive back to Kathmandu, and our trek will conclude in Kathmandu.
Every trek in Nepal is doable throughout the year, but the ideal time to trek depends on the region you want to visit and your preferred environment. Our trek will take us to amazing trekking destination in Himalayan region. Ghorepani Poon Hill, which is located in a high hilly region of Nepal, below the mountain range. The temperature in this region typically ranges from 5 to 25 degrees Celsius, making it a great place to trek in any season. This temperature is suitable for people of all ages, making it one of the most advantageous regions to trek in.
Spring is the best time to trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill as the trek takes us through a jungle and during this season, different kinds of flowers bloom. Nepal’s national flower, the rhododendron, blooms during this time, and the forest of rhododendron becomes reddish, creating a stunning visual spectacle. The Himalayas above the red forest in springtime are a sight to behold. The weather is clear, sunny, and the views of the snow-covered mountains are breath-taking. This season is between the end of winter and the beginning of summer, so there is very little chance of rain, making it the perfect time to trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill.
Autumn is another great time to visit Nepal for any tour or trek. This season follows the end of summer and precedes the winter, with little chance of rain, resulting in clear days that are ideal for trekking. Additionally, this season is full of festivals in Nepal, providing an excellent opportunity to immerse oneself in the local culture and traditions. The views of the snow-capped mountains and green forests are also particularly stunning during this time.
Winter is perfect for those who enjoy being close to nature in the cold. The temperature drops below freezing in the morning and evening, but the sight of the glowing mountains during sunrise is an unforgettable experience. The views of the reflecting mountains while sipping tea are truly heavenly. This season is relatively dry, and there is snowfall in higher mountain regions, making it an excellent time to trek in the higher Himalayas.
Summer is the least popular season for travelers due to the rainy season in Nepal, resulting in slippery trails. However, many travellers who love the natural greenery still enjoy trekking during this season. The slippery trails make the trek challenging, but with proper equipment like boots and trekking poles, the challenge can be overcome.
The Poon Hill and Ghandruk areas are busy all year round, so teahouses and lodges are typically crowded. However, don’t worry when you trek with Graceful Adventure Travel in Nepal as we will manage all your requirements. Simply contact us, and we are here to manage everything.
The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is considered to be a relatively easy trek when compared to other famous treks in the Annapurna region, such as Annapurna Base Camp, Mardi Himal, Khopra Danda, and Annapurna Circuit. Although the trail can be steep at times, the difficulty level remains at a moderate level. The destination is situated at a lower altitude, with a total distance of 50 km, making it an ideal choice for beginners, females, solo travellers, children, and elderly individuals with average physical fitness.
The trail is well-maintained and wider, with ample rest places and tea houses along the way, which further adds to its ease. The majority of the path runs through villages, with minimal chances of encountering any dangerous wild animals. The assistance of a team of guides and porters also makes the trek easy, comfortable, and memorable.
Overall, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a great choice for those who want to experience the beauty of the Annapurna region without the added physical demands of a more challenging trek. The breath-taking views of the snow-capped mountains, lush forests, and picturesque villages along the way make it an unforgettable experience for anyone who embarks on this adventure.
Commencing our trekking day with enthusiasm, a delectable breakfast will be served between 7 to 7:30 am, providing our guests with the much-needed energy to embark on the next leg of their journey. Our team will depart at 8 am, and after a 4-hour walk, we will reach our next destination, with ample breaks to admire the breathtaking scenery.
To ensure that our guests are comfortable and avoid any physical strain, we will allocate enough rest time during the 6 to 7 hours of daily trekking. Around noon, we will halt for a well-deserved lunch, which will be an opportunity for our guests to rejuvenate themselves and appreciate the surrounding natural beauty.
In the evening, we will treat our guests to a sumptuous dinner served between 6 to 7 pm, which will feature a variety of local and international cuisine. Our team of experienced chefs will use fresh and locally sourced ingredients to create a memorable dining experience for our guests. With our exceptional hospitality and attention to detail, we aim to make our guests’ trekking experience a delightful and unforgettable one.
Nepal is a unique country in the world, with diverse geography, weather patterns, climates, and ethnic groups. The altitude in Nepal varies greatly, from a low of 60 meters to a high of 8,848 meters above sea level. Similarly, the temperature also has a wide range, from negative temperatures to a maximum of 32 degrees Celsius. While this unique climate may result in the occasional common cold, it is not a significant problem.
Poon Hill, located at an altitude of 3,210 meters above sea level, is relatively low, so altitude sickness is unlikely. However, those who have not been at this altitude before may experience some mild symptoms. This trek is considered one of the easiest in Nepal due to its low risk factor, making it suitable for children and the elderly. If you take any regular medication for respiratory or heart conditions, please inform us in advance.
The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an excellent option for anyone seeking to immerse themselves in nature. This trek is well-suited for a wide range of groups, including colleagues, friends, families, solo female trekkers, children, and older adults with average physical fitness levels. Although it is possible to trek independently, foreign visitors are required to have a guide and porter due to local regulations.
Our company offers highly qualified and experienced guides and porters who are fluent in English and renowned for their politeness and friendliness. Our team is committed to introducing you to the rich culture and traditions of Nepal, and if necessary, we can arrange for a translator according to your preferences. Our trekking package lasts for 10 days and is best suited for group trekking. Since it is necessary to carry warm clothing and personal belongings, we provide porters.
However, it is essential to pack efficiently, as each porter is only permitted to carry 20 to 25 kg. The number of guides and porters we provide is dependent on the size of the group. For instance:
Furthermore, the services provided by the guide and porters are contingent on the number of trekkers in your group. We take great care in ensuring that you have the necessary support to make your trek as enjoyable and safe as possible.
In summary, our Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek package provides a wonderful opportunity to explore the natural beauty and cultural richness of Nepal. Our experienced and friendly team will ensure that you have an unforgettable experience.
In Nepal, trekkers are granted the freedom to trek either individually or in groups across the country. However, certain areas such as conservation areas, wildlife reserves, and the Himalayas have restrictions. To trek in Ghorepani Poon hill, trekkers must obtain permits from the Nepalese government and tourism board. Interested trekkers should contact authorized trekking agencies, who can then apply for permits on their behalf at the tourism board of Nepal. It is important to note that permits cannot be obtained directly by trekkers themselves.
If you plan to trek in Ghorepani Poon Hill in which the trekking path lies in Annapurna Conservation Area, it is compulsory to obtain a TIMS card (Trekkers Information Management System) before embarking on the journey. The TIMS card can be acquired from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu, and the process of obtaining the card takes approximately 20-30 minutes. During this time, trekkers are required to fill out a form and pay a fee of 20 USD.
Additionally, trekkers must possess an Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit (ACAP) to enter the Annapurna Conservation Area. The permit can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu or its office in Pokhara, and the cost is approximately 3000 NPR. It is crucial to note that a photograph is also required for the permit application.
In summary, both the TIMS card and Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit are vital for anyone planning to trek in Ghorepani Poon Hill. The TIMS card can be obtained from the Nepal Tourism Board in Kathmandu, while the permit can be acquired from either the Nepal Tourism Board or its office in Pokhara.
Upon your arrival, we will provide you with a standard 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. Our journey will take you through two major cities in Nepal as well as various villages. In the cities, we will arrange for 3-star hotels, while in the villages, we will provide accommodations such as teahouses, homestays, or lodges that come equipped with essential facilities.
Although the facilities may vary between cities and villages, we will ensure that you receive necessary meals, including traditional Nepali food like Dal, Bhat, and Tarkari, as well as Indian and Tibetan cuisine. Our meals are prepared with the utmost care to be healthy, hygienic, and nutritious, taking into account any dietary restrictions you may have.
During your stay in the village areas, you will have the unique opportunity to experience the local food and drinks of the Gurung and Magar communities in Ghandruk Village, where you can witness local songs and traditional dances performed by the hospitable locals. As a special treat, we will provide a farewell dinner upon the completion of the trek that includes some normal continental foods.
We take pride in offering you an unforgettable journey that blends cultural immersion with adventure. Our top priority is to ensure your safety while providing a memorable experience.
Traveling to places like Poon hill trek carries some risk of failure and mishaps due to some altitudes involved. Therefore, it is essential to obtain travel insurance before embarking on such treks, which should be seen as a compulsory requirement. This insurance must include coverage for essential Medical check-ups and helicopter rescue in case of any medical emergencies or calamities during the trek.
Graceful Adventure does not offer insurance policies, so trekkers must obtain their insurance certificates from certified insurance companies. This certificate must be presented to Graceful Adventure before starting the trek. Providing this document ensures proper coordination in case of a rescue mission or any potential mishaps where full medical equipment may be required. Given the unpredictability of the future, minimizing or preventing risks is necessary to reduce the likelihood of mishaps or their impact. Therefore, obtaining travel insurance is crucial for treks such as Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.
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While electricity and internet will be available 24/7 in the cities and village, there may be instances of power outages in some village areas during the trek. However, there is no need to worry as we will provide you with power banks to recharge your gadgets such as mobile phones and cameras. Our power banks are designed to offer a reliable source of power to ensure that you stay connected to the rest of the world throughout the trek.
In addition to providing power banks, we will also offer cellular data as an alternative to internet access. This ensures that you can keep in touch with your loved ones and remain connected to the world even in remote areas. Our cellular data package is designed to provide a stable and reliable connection to keep you connected with the world. We understand the importance of staying connected, especially during your trekking adventure, and we have taken every possible measure to ensure that you can stay connected and powered up throughout your journey.
Nepal’s cities, especially in the Kathmandu valley, provide comprehensive ATM and money exchange facilities. Nevertheless, these services may not be available in the villages. It is important to note that only Nepalese currency is accepted in the village areas. Hence, to acquire local currency, you need to exchange your foreign currency either in Kathmandu or Lakeside Pokhara. Please be aware that villages may not have access to modern banking facilities.
However, in cities such as Kathmandu and Pokhara, you will find ATM machines and money exchange services that are widely available. These facilities are designed to provide you with access to Nepalese currency, which is the only accepted currency in rural areas.
We recommend that you plan accordingly and exchange your foreign currency for Nepalese currency before embarking on your trek. This ensures that you have enough local currency to purchase necessities such as food, water, and other essentials during your journey. Our team can assist you in exchanging your currency in Kathmandu or Pokhara to make the process as smooth and hassle-free as possible.
Tipping is a discretionary way of showing gratitude for services provided. You may choose to tip for services you appreciate, or express your gratitude by saying ‘DHANYABAD’, a Nepalese term for thank you. Typically, tipping is offered on the final day of the trip. However, trekkers may choose to tip hotel staff, lodge employees, or other individuals at any time during their trip. The amount of the tip is entirely at the discretion of the trekker and based on personal choice and perception.
Graceful Adventure Travels Pvt. Ltd. is a well-respected, reputable, and registered adventure travel company based in Kathmandu and Pokhara Nepal. We specialize in offering trekking packages to guests from all around the world, who are keen to explore the breath-taking Himalayas. Our commitment to delivering exceptional service and achieving success have earned us the trust and loyalty of our guests.
Our ultimate aim is to ensure that our guests have an unforgettable and safe adventure, which has become our hallmark. To enhance our guest’s experience, we have a team of experienced and hardworking guides, assistant guides, and porters. Our exceptional service and facilities are renowned for making our treks fun, exciting, and memorable. We leave no stone unturned in meeting the needs and expectations of our esteemed guests.
Our company has earned a reputation for delivering opulent and exceptional services. We pride ourselves on providing a wide range of accommodation options to suit our guests’ preferences, including 3 to 5-star hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara, tea houses, lodges, and home stays in the quaint villages for an authentic experience. Our focus is on ensuring that our guests enjoy their trekking adventure in comfort and style, and have access to essential amenities such as hot meals, clean drinking water, and comfortable beds.
understand the value of providing luxury services and facilities, and our pricing reflects this commitment to excellence. We charge US$750 per person, which is a fair and reasonable price for the luxurious experience we offer. We tailor our pricing to each guest’s needs and preferences, taking into account their specific requirements to ensure that they have the best possible experience. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or an adventurous trek, we have the perfect package for you. Trust us to provide you with the best possible service and make your vacation a memorable one.
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
After arriving at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu- the lovely and historic capital of Nepal, one of our representatives will be waiting to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time you might want to take a walk around inside the center of Kathmandu, namely Thamel. Also called backpackers paradise Thamel is filled with small and big souvenir shops, boutiques and charming restaurants. So, had a long flight, so get some rest in Kathmandu overnight and your adventure begins tomorrow!
Accommodation: 3* Hotel
After the breakfast our city tour guide is ready at the Hotel at 8:00 am. then heading for city tour and official person make ready for trekking document. Kathmandu valley is famous for the traditional art, culture, religious places and ancient art and architectures. The medieval architecture of the Kathmandu valley is recognized by UNESCO by listing seven monuments among other numerous, Pashupatinath and Changunarayan the holy temples of Hindu, Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath, the holy Buddhist stupas and durbar squares of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Patan. It is said that there are as many temples as there are houses and as many deities as there are people in Kathmandu valley. A trained city guide takes you to some of these sites and explains about them. After visiting the valley, you will back to your hotel and take rest and prepare for the next day trip.
Accommodation: Tourist Hotel
Drive: 6-8 Hours
Next day, early in the morning, after having breakfast, we head to Pokhara which is almost (1000m/3280) ft or buy bus it took (6 to 8 hour). It’s time to kick off our journey! The first leg of this adventure is a 6 to 8 hour bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara, where you’ll spend the night before starting the trek the following morning. Pokhara is a scenic town at the base of the Annapurna Range and you should catch your first views in the evening.
Accommodation: Tourist Hotel
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Approximate Time: Drive 45 mins. Trek 3-4 hours. (7kms)
Elevation: Nayapul (1050m) to Tikhedhunga (1540m)
We’ll kick the day off with a post-breakfast drive to Nayapul, where we’ll take the first steps of our trek! It will take about 45 minutes by private car to reach Nayapul and the Mt. Machhapuchchhre (Fishtail) will always look down on us. Our path will take us past the TIM’s check post and entry to the Annapurna Conservation Area (time for a permit check!). Today is a relatively short hike but you do gain some elevation as the tail follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. We stop for the night in the small village of Tikhedhunga.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner
Approximate Time: Trek 5 to 6 hours (10km.)
We’ll be doing some steep climbing today, as we head up what’s known locally as the “Ulleri Stairs”. The path of ascent is a scenic one, winding through forests of magnolia and rhododendron. In flowering season, the sights and scents are absolutely amazing! If you keep your eyes peeled, you’ll catch sight of the Nepal gray langur (monkey) chirping at his peers as he passes through the treetops overhead! If we have time then we can enjoy impressive sunset from Poon Hill. You will stay overnight at Ghorepani.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Approximate Time: Poon Hill 2 km (2Hour). Trek to Tadapani: 5 to 6 hours. 12km
Elevation: Ghorepani (2750m) to Poon Hill (3210m) to Tadapani (2590m)
The day kicks off early with an excursion to Poon Hill and an indescribably wonderful panorama of three Himalayan peaks (Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I, and Manaslu) illuminated by the glowing rays of sunrise. After the impressive sunrise and mountain views in Poon Hill, we will return back to Ghorepani and head towards Tadapani which is situated at the altitude of 2650m. From here, we’ll also be treated to views of the 6,000m-deep Kali Gandaki Gorge and the visual border of Nepal and Tibet as divided by the trans-Himalayan ranges. It’s back to our lodge for a late breakfast, and then we’re back on the trekking path!
The trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani is notoriously hilly, with lots of up-and-down along the way! Your legs will feel the stretch, but you will delight at the sight of the dense, flowering forests all around you which blow your heart as well as your mind too. Our path brings us over stony steps surrounded on all sides by dense undergrowth and creeping vines, making this leg of the trek feel like a proper adventure! It’s the most adventure part in this trek
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Approximate Time: Trek 4 to 5 hours. Descend 720m. 6.5 km.
Elevation: Tadapani (2590m) to Ghandruk (2000m)
Next morning, after having breakfast, we will make an easy trek towards Ghandruk. Once you reach Ghandruk you will have great views of Annapurna South and Fish Tail. Ghandruk is the beautiful and the biggest Gurung settlement of the Annapurna Region beautifully decorated with chortens, prayer flags and the houses made of slates and stones. The people are innocent, true hearted and ever smiling faces surely wins your heart. If you have time visit the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk with your trekking guide. Continuing we will be ascending steeply towards Ghandruk village where we stay for the night.
Accommodation: Tourist Hotel
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Today, we will end our adventurous trek. You will have good views of some of the peaks like Annapurna South as you hike. Once you reach the small village of Kimche you will be walking near the road and it’s possible to get a local jeep if you want to reach Nayapul faster. We can think back of our beautiful trek with the precious memories of our Poon Hill trek and it’s amazing scenery. We will reach Nayapul by early afternoon with plenty of time for the 1 hour drive back to Pokhara. After reaching back to the Lakeside city of Pokhara in the evening, you can once more explore the lakeside restaurant and souvenir shops. Overnight in Pokhara.
Accommodation: Tourist Hotel
The six-hour drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu or we can say the scenic drive. We get beautiful views of different mountains, and cultural villages with beautiful surrounding scenes on the way. Your long trek is complete: it’s time for some rest! After an afternoon to nap and relax, we’ll meet up one last time for a celebratory dinner at one of the town’s finest Nepalese restaurants at Kathmandu, where you can give us your feedback on the trek. We stay overnight in Kathmandu.
Every great journey with wounder, unfortunately, comes to an end. After breakfast at your hotel, there’ll be a last bit of time to return any rental equipment, pick up souvenirs, and grab your things. We’ll get you to the airport for your flight home with time to spare with wonderful memories in your mind and beautiful picture grab in your camera.
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Itinerary is supposed to change if there is change in weather; health of trek members or any unexpected problems arises. Our team leader has right to change the itinerary regarding the safety of the crew members. We request you to follow his instructions or suggestions strictly for the purpose of safety and wish you to allot some more extra days to meet such emergencies.
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