Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is one of the most popular, short and moderate adventure trek around the Annapurna region. This trek offers the trekking and the hiking through beautiful forests, terraced fields, and glimpse of sunrise views over the Himalayas from the Poon hill. The trek also offers the exploration of local culture and tradition in Ghandruk and Landruk villages. The duration of the trek could be 6 to 10 days as per your vacation.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Highlights
- Trained and experienced guide and porters
- Maximum flexibility in itinerary, route with personalized service
- Trekking with minimum impact in the local environment
- Stays in villages with great views
Ghorepani Poonhill situated at 3210 m altitude starts from one of the attractive cities in the world, Pokhara. One can see the most dramatic close up views of highest and beautiful mountains.This trek passes through the world’s largest Rhododendron forest. Finally you will reach to the Poonhill, the hill station which is the final point of the trek.
From the Poonhill, trekkers can enjoy the most spectacular Himalayan views of Mt. Dhaulagiri 8167 M, Annapurna I 8091 M, Annapurna south 7219 M, Machhapuchhre himal 6998 M, Nilgiri 7041 M, Lamjung himal 6988 M and other neighboring peaks. The phenomenal sunrise from Poon hill is just unmissable. And also an advantage point to view the Dhaulagiri and the Annapurna massif where some of the best snap can be captured.
Then will go through impressive villages of the Gurkha soldiers, Ghandruk. The beautiful paddy fields, terraced slopes and wonderful culture & lifestyle of ethnic people like Gurungs and Magars. Passing through the Ghandruk village you will return back to Pokhara.
Day 1: Kathmandu Arrival and Transfer to your hotel
Our office representative will pick up you from Kathmandu Airport & drop you at the hotel, O/N stay the night in Kathmandu. (Welcome)
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara
After breakfast, you will move on towards Pokhara by Drive (7 hours) trek preparation & rest day in Pokhara.
Optional domestic flight (Kathmandu- Pokhara)
Day 3: Drive to Nayapul and Trek to Tikhedhunga
After breakfast you will drive to Nayapul to start your trek, the first day you you will trek Nayapul to Tikhedhunga, it takes approx 4-5 hours.
Day 4: Trek to Ghorepani
This day you need to walk little more & hard. During the trek, you could enjoy the natural beauty of Nepalese hills & lifestyle of local villages. In Ghorepani you will spend the night. The total walking time is approx 6-7 hours.
Day 5: Morning Excursion to Poonhill and Trek to Tadhapani
A wonderful sunrise & breathtaking view of the mountains will be a surprise view from the Poon Hill (1 hour hike) could make your day better. This day at early morning you will trek to Poon Hill & then after will trek to Tadhapani (4-5 hours), where you are going to spend the night.
Day 6: Trek to Ghandruk
This morning you are moving towards Ghandruk (5-6 hour trek), a beautiful village in the pelvis of hills & mountains.
Day 7: Trek down to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
You will trek downstairs to Nayapul from Ghandruk, around 5-6 hour walk, and then will drive to Pokhara.
Day 8: Drive back to Kathmandu
After breakfast drive back to Kathmandu. You will get some shopping time & as complimentary special Nepali cultural dinner. Optional: Domestic flight (Pokhara- Kathmandu) and half day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour.
Day 9: Transfer to Airport
You will be free till your flight time. We will drop you at Airport 3 hours before flight time (30 mins drive).
Optional:Everest Mountain Flight at 06:30 AM
Vehicles for a private transfer (the group of 6+ people will be transferred by private and below 6 need to pay extra amount as according)
|No of Passengers||Vehicle Type(A/C)||Model|
|2-3 Persons||Car or SIC||Skoda, Toyota, Tata Manza|
|4-6 Persons||Van / Jeep or SIC||Toyota Van, Scorpio Jeep|
|7-12 Persons||Hi-Ace Van or SIC||Toyota Hi-Ace Van|
|12-20 Persons||Coaster / Mini Bus or SIC||–|
|20-35 Persons||Coach or SIC||–|
Note: Minimum 2 person require.
|Group Size||Standard Package||Deluxe Package||Luxury Package|
|2 Persons||INR 35000 | USD 500||INR 48000 | USD 750||INR 55000 | USD 900|
|Extra Night||INR 1100 | USD 25||INR 1750 | USD 35||INR 4000 | USD 90|
|Optional: Mt. Flight||INR 7000 | USD 190 (Including Transport)||INR 7000 | USD 190 (Including Transport)||INR 7000 | USD 190 (Including Transport)|
|Taxes & Fees||Included||Included||Included|
- Airport pick up & drop on private vehicle
- Hotel accommodation based on twin sharing in Kathmandu & Pokhara as per the package
- Daily breakfast at the hotel in Kathmandu & Pokhara
- SIC transportation from Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu
- Tea House accommodation during the Trek
- All meals will be provided during the trek
- Fully experienced English speaking treking guide
- Necessary porter (1:2 ratio/15 Kg each)
- Medical first aid kit box
- Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
- Trekking Route Map
- All necessary permits (TIMS/ACAP)
- Local SIM card for communication
- Complementary Nepali Cultural Dinner
- All government and local taxes
- Nepal visa fee
- Personal expanses
- Lunch & Dinner at Kathmandu & Pokhara
- Optional activities cost
- Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara
- Travel & Rescue Insurance
- Tips and Donation
All foreign nationals, except Indians, need visas to enter Nepal. Multiple entry visas for 15 days (US$ 25 or equivalent convertible currency), 30 days (US$ 40) or 90 days (US$ 100) can be obtained from any Nepalese embassy or consulate. You can also get a visa on arrival at the Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu or at the Immigration Office at the entry points of Nepal.
Tourist visas can be extended for a period of 120 days at the Immigration Department in Kathmandu. However, nationals of the following countries will not get a visa on arrival at the immigration entry points of Nepal: Afghanistan, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iraq, Liberia, Nigeria, Palestine, Somalia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. They need to obtain visas from Nepalese embassies or diplomatic missions in their respective countries prior to their arrival in Nepal.
Gratis (Free) Visa for 30 days is available only for nationals of South Asian countries like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka for the first visit in one visa year (January to December). However, a visa fee is required for its extension beyond the 30 days.
Indian nationals do not require a visa to enter Nepal. For more information please visit to Nepal government official website here.
For online visa application click here. You will find information to get the Nepal visa online.
Generally, Nepal is for all seasons, however, if you are going to the high Himalayas for trekking, the best months are between September to November and February to May, when the weather is pleasant during the day and the temperatures do not drop rapidly during the night. You can still visit the mid-hills, including Kathmandu, Pokhara, Poon hill and flat area Lumbini and Chitwan during the winter months (January and February). June to August is rainy season in Nepal. The rain is expected every day. It brings landslides and clouds often cover the mountain views. It is the best time to travel in Nepal.
For confirmation of your booking, we need advance payment of USD 100 / INR 5,000 per person. We accept payment through major credit card, i.e. Visa, Master card, PayPal however 4% will be added to the amount as a bank service charge.
Yes, you have to pay USD 100 / INR 5000 per person to secure your tour booking. Balance amount can be paid upon arrival at Kathmandu. You can use a different mode to transfer to transfer your booking amount. Click Here for Payment Options
You can cancel your trip at any time by paying a cancelation charge. We have a provision to transfer your booking to third person without any charges. If cancellation takes place at the prior to arrival due to client’s personal problems, the advance deposit amount will be forfeited.
|City||Standard Hotel (2 Star)||Deluxe Hotel (3 Star)||Luxury Hotel (5 Star)|
|Kathmandu||Hotel Thamel or similar||Hotel Tibet or similar||Yak & Yeti or similar|
|Pokhara||Hotel Tulsi or similar||Mount Kailash or Similar||Pokhara Grande or similar|
|During Trek||Tea Houses||Tea Houses||Tea Houses|
Our Guest Reviews
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