Poonhill Ghorepani Trek

Trek Duration
6 Days

Max Trekking Altitude
3210m

Trek Grade
Easy

Accommodation
Teahouse

Hours of Walking
4-5 Hours per day

Area
Annapurna Conservation Area

Group Size
4-8 people

Best time to go
September-November & March- May

Highlights


  • Spectacular view of Mt Fishtail (Machhapuchhre – 6997m); the virgin mountain along with other Annapurna range from Poonhill view tower
  • Breathtaking sunrise view over the mountains- Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Tukuche (6920m), Dhampus (6012m), Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Gangapurna (7454m)
  • Challenging stone stairs
  • Explore Rhododendron forest area and flora and fauna of Annapurna Region
  • Explore the fascinating cultural traditions, traditional houses of the hospitable Gurung and Magar people and their traditonal way of life
  • Explore naturally beautiful Pokhara, famous as the Lake city
  • trekkers during Poon Hill Trek
Trip Details

Poon Hill Trek


Poon Hill trekking is a short and relatively easy trek into the Annapurna Himalayas region. This trek is suitable for those who do not have much time to spend but have desire to observe the beauty of snow-capped mountains as well as fauna and flora of Annapurna area. We organize this trek for trekkers to have best memories and best panorama view of the mountains in a short days of trekking.

There are several lodging and dining places along the route, which is well-marked. Before attempting one of the more difficult trails like the Annapurna Circuit trek or the Annapurna Base Camp trek, the Poon Hill is a wonderful trail to complete as an acclimatization trek.

Detailed Itinerary


Day 1: Fly to Pokhara – Overnight at hotel

To start off your trekking journey, our team in Kathmandu will assist in transferring your luggage to the airport for your domestic flight to Pokhara. Upon arrival in Pokhara, our representatives will be waiting to drive you to your hotel for the night. After freshening up, enjoy your time in Pokhara by exploring the city, taking leisurely strolls, and absorbing the charm it has to offer and later prepare for the adventures of the next day.

Day 2: Drive to Nayapul and Start Trek to Tikhedhunga

After breakfast, our representatives will be ready to drive you to the starting point of your trek at Nayapul. From there, we'll hike for approximately 3 hours before reaching our destination at Tikhedhunga. Along the trail, you'll have the opportunity to observe locals tending to their daily activities in their farms and fields, providing an authentic glimpse into rural life in Nepal.

We'll make a stop at one of the teahouses along the way for refreshments and lunch, allowing us to refuel and recharge for the remainder of the trek. After our break, we'll resume our journey, gradually climbing up towards our endpoint for the day. Upon reaching Tikhedhunga, we'll settle into one of the teahouses for the night.

Note: Hotel to Nayapul (3hrs drive), Tikhedhunga (1520m) – Time Taken: 2-3 hrs trek

Day 3: Trek to Ghorepani and Overnight

After breakfast, we hike approximately 2 hours to reach Ulleri. The short hike from Tikhedhunga to Ulleri is filled with green vegetation, with a steep ascent along the way. On the way, we will drop by to one of the teahouses for refreshments and a short break. We will continue our trek through the trails amidst the tranquil surroundings. Upon reaching Ghorepani, we'll settle into one of the teahouses for the night.

Note: Ulleri (1960m), Ghorepani (2860m) – Time taken: 5 -6 hrs trek

Day 4: Hike to Poonhill Viewpoint – Trek down to Tadapani

Early morning, we will hike towards the Poonhill Viewpoint for about 1.5 hours. From there, you will be treated to the magnificent view of the Annapurna Region and Dhaulagiri Himal. Once we are done with clicking and enjoying the view, we return to Ghorepani, we'll enjoy a hearty breakfast to replenish our energy for the day ahead.

Following breakfast, we'll continue our trekking journey towards Tadapani. This leg of the trek is estimated to take around 5 to 6 hours, during which we'll traverse through Deurali and Ban Thanti walking through diverse terrain and immerse ourselves in the natural beauty of the Nepalese countryside. We'll make sure to take breaks along the trail, including a stop for lunch to refuel and recharge our energy for the remainder of the trek. Upon reaching Tadapani, we'll settle in for the night at one of the teahouses.

Note: Poonhill Viewpoint (3193m), Deurali (3106m), Ban Thanti(3180m), Tadapani (2630m) – Time Taken: 5-6hrs trek

Day 5: Trek to Ghandruk and Drive back to Pokhara

After breakfast, we will continue trekking towards our next destination. The trail ahead is characterized by small ups and downs, making the trek interesting until its last stretch. We will stop in between for lunch before reaching Ghandruk, or if necessary, we will have lunch directly at Ghandruk itself. Ghandruk is a beautiful village settlement of ethnic group Gurung people and is well known for its breathtaking mountain views, rich cultural heritage, welcoming local people, traditional houses and their traditional way of life. Our transfer to Pokhara will be waiting for us, and we will embark on a more or less 4 -hour drive to reach our accommodation. If time permits, you could choose to explore the vibrant town at your pace. Our guide will be available to assist you for exploring the vibrant lakeside Pokhara city if you prefer. We will conclude our day here.

Note: Ghandruk(1940m) – Time Taken : 4-5hrs trek

Day 6: Fly back to Kathmandu

Our staff will help you to with your luggage and transfer you to the airport for your scheduled flight back. After landing, we will transfer you to your hotel where you can rest until your scheduled international flight.

Itinerary

Day 1. Fly or Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

Day 2. Drive to Nayapul & trek to Tikhedhunga (1,520m), 3-5 hours.

Day 3. Trek to Ghorepani (2,860m), 5-6 hours.

Day 4. Morning hike to Poon Hill viewpoint (3,210m), 1.30 hours and trek to Tadapani (2,630m), 5-6 hours.

Day 5. Trek to Ghandruk (1,940m), 4-5 hours trek and drive back to Pokhara, 2 hours.

Day 6. Fly or Drive back to Kathmandu.

Confirmation of booking

All bookings are made in good faith. Once we have received your booking we will send you an invoice giving payment details.

We will require an advance deposit of US$ 200 per person in order to hold your booking on a secure basis with the balance to be paid prior to your arrival in Nepal.

Terms and Conditions

Cancellation Policy
Arrangements may be cancelled at any time but the cancellation should be communicated to us in writing. Since cancellation incurs administrative costs, we will retain any deposit paid and in addition will apply cancellation charges as follows.
Period before departure within which written cancellation is received, and sum of cancellation charge shown as a percentage of the package price:
  • More than 60 days: Deposit only
  • 31-60 days: 50%
  • 15-30 days: 75%
  • Less than 15 days: 100%
Price Increases
Any unforeseen cost increases beyond our control will be passed on directly to the guest, whenever such increases occur.
This could include (but is not limited to) such items as airfares, fuel costs, government taxes, currency exchange variations, etc. In some cases, an increase might also be applicable if group numbers drop below the originally costed number.

Change of Itinerary
We reserve the right to change or alter any itinerary at any time for reasons beyond our control. These could include but are not limited to adverse weather conditions, cancellation of flights or government restrictions in certain areas.
Whenever we are forced to make such late changes, we will always endeavor to give guests as much advance notice as possible and to ensure that the alternate itinerary achieves, insofar as possible, the objectives of the original tour.

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Cost Includes
  • Transfer to trek start point and to Pokhara from trek end point
  • Trekking accommodation in Teahouse during the trek (twin sharing room) on a full board basis (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
  • Experienced English Speaking, government licensed guide and a porter and all their expenses during the trek like his transfer, insurance, salary, meals and accommodation (porter will carry max. 20 kg luggage)
  • All Trekking permit – Annapurna Conservation Area Permit Fee & TIMs card fee
  • Personal warm sleeping bag and liner
  • First aid kit and duffel bag
  • All government taxes
Cost Excludes
  • Airfare/Transport from Kathmandu/ Pokhara and Pokhara/ Kathmandu
  • Hotel accommodation with dinner and breakfast in Kathmandu before and after the trek we will book only on your request
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for rescue and other medication
  • Entry visas fee for Nepal
  • All kind of hot and cold drinks - coke, fanta, beer, whisky, bottle of water, hot water, tea, coffee etc.
  • Personal expenses like wifi, hot shower, telephone, battery charge fee.
  • Tips for staffs

Great trip! Much appreciated.

– Isobel Field (Fiz) and Robert Anderson
- USA and United Kingdom of Great Britain and
Northern Ireland
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