Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a colourful short foray into the Annapurna region. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the most famous and classic Trekking in Nepal. This classic trek is famous for honeymoon couple, family, friends and others.

The trail winds through patchwork valleys, dense mossy forests and past icy waterfalls where you can stop to cool your face. Around every corner is a tantalizing glimpse of the high mountains, whole horizons of which will be revealed to you as you reach the high points of your trek. This trek in the Annapurna foothills to the view point on Poon Hill offers all the best of trekking in Nepal. Enjoy trekking in the spectacular mountain scenery through charming villages inhabited by the Gurungs, Magars dense rhododendron forests full of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys, all set below the Annapurna with the picturesque peak of Machhapuchhare (Fish Tail Peak) dominating the skyline. At the climax of this trek you will climb Poon Hill at dawn to enjoy one of the most spectacular mountain views on Earth. As the sun touches the snow-capped summits the Himalayan giants, Dhaulagiri (8167m) and Annapurna (8091m) along with a maze of other peaks, slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. A rewarding trek that can be enjoyed by every lover of nature and beautiful landscape.

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu

Day 02: City Tour and Preparation for the Trip

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara > Drive to Nayapul and trek to Birethanti (1025m)

Day 04: Trek to Ulleri (1960m)

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m)

Day 06: Trek to Tadapani (2630m)

Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (1940m)

Day 08: Trek to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara (820m): 4hrs then by vehicle to Pokhara: 1:30 hrs

Day 09: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu

Day 10: Final Departure

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu
Ocean To Sky Adventures representative will meet you at the Tribhubhan International Airport and transfer to the hotel. You will have short briefing regarding your trip.

Day 02: City tour & preparation in Kathmandu (1300m)
In the morning you will meet your tour guide to visit historic, religious and architectural places of Kathmandu valley. You will visit Swoyambhunath (Bhuddhists Shrine, also called monkey temple), Baudhanath (Largest Stupa in the world), Pasupatinath (Hindu’s greatest pilgrimage site) and Patan Durbar Sqare (Historic place for ancient art and architecture). Your guide will check all your trekking and climbing equipment. You can rent or buy the required equipment in Kathmandu.

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara > Drive to Nayapul and trek to Birethanti (1025m)
Today either you fly or drive to Nayapul. By driving it takes 8 hours to reach Nayapul and by fly it takes 25minutes to reach Pokhara and from Pokhara it takes one and half hours drive to Nayapul. From Nayapul it takes half hours to reach Birethanti. You can see green forests, small villages, hills and you can feel the cool weather. After Nayapul you will have to pass though tourist check post where you have to show your ACAP Permit and Trekking Permit. Brethanti is beautiful village where you can hear the Bhurundi River sound.

Day 04: Trek to Ulleri (1960m): 5 hrs walking
After breakfast we start our journey. On the way you can see the beautiful streams, local people, farm land, horses, greenery, comfortable lodges….etc. Our trek will continue heading to Ulleri following the bank of the Burungdi stream. We climb slightly up to the valley of Hile (1495 meters) and Tikhedhunga (1525 meters). The trail leads steep up to Ulleri (2073 meters), a large beautiful Magar village, through the stone slabs. You have to climb steeply up two hours from Tikhedhunga to reach Ulleri. On the way you can enjoy the beautiful Rhododendron forest.

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2860m): 5 hrs walking
Today, trail leads us to the Ghorepani, one of the popular destinations of Annapurna region. Our trek gently ascends up to Banthanti (2250 meters) through Oak and rhododendron forest. We then continue trek towards Ghorepani through Nangeythanti (2460 meters). Ghorepapani, where you can find good internet system.

Day 06: Trek to Tadapani (2630m): 6 to 7 hrs walking
Today early in the morning we walk uphill to see the panoramic view of views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himalayan ranges as well as sunrise over the tolerable Himalayas. Experiencing the great views of Himalayan panorama from Poon Hill, we descend to Ghorepani. After having breakfast we continue our journey. The trail goes a long the ridges of rhododendron and pine forest till the Tadapani.

Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk (1940m): 4 hrs walking
The day starts with short downhill. Leaving Tadapani, we descend steeply through forests and then the trail eases as we reach Ghandrunk (2000m), which is the village of Gurung people, one of the ethnic groups of Nepal, have their own dialect, typical culture, costume, and life style. This village is possibly the popular tourist destination that offers the beautiful mountain views and having easy connection with Pokhara.

Day 08: Trek to Nayapul and drive back to Pokhara (820m): 4hrs then by vehicle to Pokhara: 1:30 hrs
Today we begin our journey, from Ghandruk offering easy walking all downhill to Nayapul, we then drive to Pokhara.

Day 09: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu

Day 10: Final Departure
Ocean To Sky Adventures representative will drop you to the Tribhubhan International Airport and give you Khada, for good luck.

Cost Includes
- All necessary airport, hotel transfer
- Hotel in Kathmandu for 3 Nights including breakfast
- Sightseeing in Kathmandu with tour guide salary, entrance fees and transportation
- Flight/Drive from KTM to Pokhara to Kathmandu for both members and guide
- Domestic Airport Tax
- Transportation from Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara for both the members and guide
- ACAP Permit Fee
- TIMS Card
- Food and Accommodation during the trekking period for both the members and guide
- 1 Night hotel in Pokhara
- Half day Pokhara sightseeing with Boating and entrance fees
- Food and accommodation for guide in Pokhara
- Flight/Drive back to Kathmandu for both the member and guide
- Trekking guide salary
- Porters wages during the trekking
- Welcome/Farewell dinner
- Insurance for Nepali staffs

Cost Excludes
- Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara
- Personal Expenses and Equipments
- Alcohol and Beverages
- Boiled or Bottled water during the trek
- Travel Insurance and Medical Evacuation
- TIPS