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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Days

8

Starting From

USD $650

"Unforgettable Sunrise Spectacle: Mount Fishtail from Poon Hill" - Witness the mesmerizing dawn hues over the Himalayas, a moment that etches itself into memory, atop Poon Hill's vantage point.
  • trip code:ABCT
  • destination:Nepal
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  • Best scene:best vegetation trek

Trip Highlights

Introduction to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a classic trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal, renowned for its stunning mountain views and diverse landscapes. This relatively short trek is perfect for trekkers looking to experience the beauty of the Himalayas without committing to long and strenuous expeditions.

 

Planning Your Adventure with Global Nepal Treks

Experienced Guides and Support Staff

When you choose Global Nepal Treks for your Ghorepani Poon Hill adventure, you're not just booking a trek; you're securing the expertise of seasoned guides and support staff. Our team is dedicated to ensuring your safety, comfort, and enjoyment throughout the journey, allowing you to focus on soaking in the beauty of your surroundings.

 

Tailored Itineraries

At Global Nepal Treks, we understand that every traveler is unique, which is why we offer tailored itineraries to suit your preferences and schedule. Whether you're a seasoned trekker or a first-time adventurer, we'll work with you to create a trekking experience that exceeds your expectations.

 

Embarking on the Trek

Starting Point: Pokhara

Your Ghorepani Poon Hill adventure begins in the enchanting city of Pokhara, known for its tranquil lakes and stunning views of the Annapurna range. From Pokhara, a scenic drive or flight takes you to the trailhead at Nayapul, where the trekking excitement begins.

 

Trekking Route and Highlights

The trekking route to Ghorepani and Poon Hill takes you through lush rhododendron forests, charming Gurung villages, and terraced farmlands adorned with vibrant blooms. Along the way, you'll encounter highlights such as the picturesque village of Tikhedhunga, the cascading waterfalls of Ulleri, and the cultural hub of Ghorepani.

 

Reaching Poon Hill

Sunrise Spectacle

The highlight of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is undoubtedly the sunrise spectacle from Poon Hill. Wake up before dawn and embark on a short hike to the viewpoint, where you'll be greeted by panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges bathed in golden hues. It's a moment that will etch itself into your memory forever.

 

Cultural Encounters

In addition to the natural wonders, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek offers ample opportunities for cultural immersion. Interact with the friendly locals, sample traditional Nepali cuisine, and learn about the rich heritage of the Gurung and Magar communities that call this region home.

 

Conclusion: A Journey of Discovery

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek with Global Nepal Treks is more than just a trek; it's a journey of discovery, adventure, and camaraderie. Whether you're a solo traveler or joining us with friends and family, you'll return home with a newfound appreciation for the beauty of the Himalayas and the warmth of Nepalese hospitality. So, lace up your hiking boots, pack your sense of adventure, and let's embark on an unforgettable Himalayan adventure together.

Things that you need to know

What is the duration of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

The typical duration for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is around 4 to 5 days, depending on the specific itinerary and pace of the trekking group.

 

What is the difficulty level of the trek?

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is considered a moderate trek, suitable for trekkers of all experience levels. While there are some uphill sections, the overall terrain is manageable.

 

What is the highest elevation reached on the trek?

The highest point of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is Poon Hill, which stands at an altitude of approximately 3,210 meters (10,531 feet) above sea level.

 

What are the highlights of the trek?

Some of the highlights of the trek include breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, sunrise views from Poon Hill, encounters with local Gurung and Magar communities, and lush rhododendron forests.

 

What is the best time of year to do the trek?

The best time to embark on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is during the spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November) seasons when the weather is generally clear, and the views are spectacular.

 

Are permits required for the trek?

 

Yes, trekkers must obtain both the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card before beginning the trek. These permits can be arranged through a trekking agency or obtained in Pokhara or Kathmandu.

 

What is the accommodation like during the trek?

Accommodation along the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek consists of tea houses or guesthouses. These provide basic but comfortable lodging with amenities such as beds, blankets, and meals. Hot showers might be accessible for an extra charge.

 

Is it possible to do the trek independently, or do I need a guide?

While it is possible to trek independently along the Ghorepani Poon Hill route, hiring a guide is recommended for navigation, cultural insights, and safety, especially for those unfamiliar with the area.

 

What should I pack for the trek?

Essential items to pack for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek include sturdy hiking boots, warm clothing layers, rain gear, a sun hat, sunscreen, a refillable water bottle, snacks, a first aid kit, and a camera to capture the stunning scenery.

 

Are there any health concerns or risks to consider?

Altitude sickness can be a concern, especially for those ascending too quickly. It's important to acclimatize properly, stay hydrated, and be aware of symptoms such as headache, nausea, and fatigue. Additionally, travelers should take precautions against food and waterborne illnesses by consuming only bottled or treated water and sticking to hygienic meal options.

Itinerary

Upon your arrival at Kathmandu airport, nestled at an altitude of 1310 meters, you will be swiftly transferred to your hotel where a hearty breakfast awaits you.

On the second leg of our adventure, we journeyed to Nayapul, situated at an elevation of 1070 meters. Setting off from there, we commenced our trek towards Tikhedunga, which stands at 1520 meters above sea level. As evening descended, we found respite in a lodge where we planned to spend the night.

On the third day of our journey, we set out on a trek towards Ghorepani, nestled at an elevation of 2860 meters above sea level. As evening descended, we sought refuge in a cozy lodge for the night.

Begin your Day 4 adventure with an invigorating early morning walk up to the breathtaking Poon Hill, perched at an elevation of 3210 meters. Following this awe-inspiring experience, make your descent and embark on a trek to Tadapani. Here, you'll settle in for the night at a cozy lodge, surrounded by the serene beauty of the Himalayas.

On the fifth day, we embarked on our journey to Ghandruk, nestled at an elevation of 1940 meters. As we trekked through the rugged terrain, the majestic landscape unfolded before us, painting a picture of natural beauty. Upon reaching Ghandruk, we settled into our lodge for the night, ready to rest and rejuvenate after a day of adventure.

On the sixth day, we'll embark on our return trek to Nayapul, followed by a scenic drive back to Pokhara. After a day of exploration, we'll settle into a comfortable hotel for the night, where a delicious breakfast awaits us in the morning.

On the seventh day, you will journey back to Kathmandu and settle into your hotel accommodation. Here, you'll enjoy a complimentary breakfast provided by the hotel.

On the eighth day, we embarked on our journey to the airport, where we would begin our voyage back to our respective destinations.

Includes

Private airport pick-up and drop-off with a warm welcome.

Tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Local bus and taxi from Pokhara to Nayapul, and return.

Flight cost for Pokhara to Kathmandu.

Three meals per day during the trek, including tea or coffee.

Accommodation in guesthouses/lodges during the trek.

Two nights' accommodation in a hotel near Lakeside in Pokhara on a bed and breakfast basis.

Two nights' stay in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast included.

English-speaking guide.

Porter services.

Government local taxes.

National park fees (Annapurna Conservation fees).

Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS).

First aid kit.

Guide and porter's salary and insurance during the trek.

Global NepalTreks duffel bags (refundable).

Global Nepal Trek’s Appreciation Certificate after successful trek.

Company T-shirt as a souvenir.

Farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant.

Excludes

  1. Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  2. Trekking equipment and personal expenses (e.g., bar bills, beverages, phone, laundry)
  3. Emergency rescue and travel insurance
  4. Trip cancellation, accident, health, loss, theft, damage, and personal effects
  5. Tips

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