Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Overview

  • Duration4 Days
  • Trip GradeEasy 
  • Arrival CityKathmandu
  • ActivityTours, Hiking
  • Group Size8 People Maximum
  • Max Altitude3,210m. Poon Hill

About Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

One of the most popular short treks in Nepal, the Ghorepani Poon hill trek (also known as the "Poon Hill trek"). We start at Nayapul hiking through beautiful rhododendron and oak forests and green hills and then pass through Poon Hill, which offers panoramic views, a wonderful place to see the sunrise and sunset.

And, of course, enjoy magnificent views of the Annapurna range from a relatively low altitude, including Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri and Annapurna South.

The trek discovers the foothills of central Himalaya passing through different mountain villages, providing spectacular views of Annapurna and Machhapuchhre massifs.

Highlights

  • The ideal first Himalaya trek through classic high mountains
  • The beauty of the ancient rhododendron forests
  • Enjoy views of alpine rivers, fields, and mountains—including Annapurna South
  • Highly experienced Sherpa guide

Itinerary

  1. Day 1Arrive in Kathmandu

    Upon your arrival in Kathmandu airport, after completing your custom formalities Visa, etc. pick up your luggage and look for our Magical Summits representative who displays your name on the board at the arrival gate.Our representative will welcome you and you will be transferred to your hotel.

    • Accommodation:Optional
    • Meals:No
    • Maximum Altitude:1,400m
    • Time:Rest day
  2. We will drive from Kathmandu to directly Nayapul by mini Toyota Hiace, we will follow the Prithvi Highway, which connects Kathmandu and Pokhara. It passes almost parallel to the Trisuli River during the first half of the journey, and the mighty Himalaya come closer into view.

    Once we arrived at Nayapul, we begin our trek at Nayapul. Aftershort walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we reach Birethanti, a large village that has many shops and teahouses. From there, the trail continues through the village.

    The trek route follows the north bank of the BhurungdiKhola. From there, the trail climbs steadily up the side of the valley to Hille at 1460 meters and after the short climb, we reach at Hille.

    Today’s walk offers a short and relatively easy day, which allows us to become used to the experience of trekking in Nepal.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:1,460m
    • Time:2 hours hiking
  3. After breakfast set off to walk about 6 hours to reach Ghorepani. We start our walk with a steep climb to Ulleri. This is a large Magar village at 2070 meters. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently, through fine oak and rhododendron forests towards Banthanti.

    Then we will trek towards Nangethanti. After about an hour of walking this brings you to Ghorepani at 2840 meters.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:2,840m
    • Time:5 hours
  4. Start off with a wakeup call early in the morning and begin your hike in just about an hour to Poon Hill. This is a spiritual place that offers magnificent scenery, especially when the sun rising golden light, to name a few, on nearby snow-covered peaks such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and SingaChuli. Grab a cup of coffee masala tea enjoy the mesmerizing views with your fellow trekkers.

    You'll then come back downhill to Ghorepani for a breakfast before continuing a trekking towards theGhandrukvillage. This Gurung village homes a museum dedicated to Gurung culture. It's worth spending some time here.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:1,940m
    • Time:7 hours
  5. On this final day of the trek, mostly downhill to Sauli bazaar and pretty flat to Nayapul, you can see farming terraces and local lifestyle.

    We reachNayapul then an hour drive will take us back to Pokhara, then we drive back to Kathmandu,return to the bustle of the capital of Nepal within about 6 hours.

    Optional, if your time permits, spend a night in Pokhara and enjoy the delights of Pokhara, taking a trip to a spa massage or listening to live music. Or simply relax in a quiet café, restaurant overlooking the Fewa lake.

    • Accommodation:Lodge
    • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    • Maximum Altitude:1,940m
    • Time:7 hours
  6. Today is rest and relax throughout the day or say goodbye to Nepal. Enjoy your final moments in Kathmandu with a city strollor souvenir shopping.

    In theevening, we will have a farewell dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant with culture show.

    Our representative will meet you at your hotel and drive you to the airport for your return flight home.

    What's Included

    Included

    • Airport transfers pick-up and drop-off.
    • Annapurna National park entry permit and TIMS permits.
    • Transportation from and to Kathmandu by local Toyota Hiace van(upgrade to private Jeep/car – USD 150 total).
    • All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek.
    • All accommodations during the trek.
    • English speaking Sherpa trek guide.
    • Staff insurance and necessary ground transport for support staffs.
    • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (1 porter for 2 trekkers).
    • Magical Summits duffel bag.
    • Hiking pole for the trek, if needed.
    • Trek map.
    • Farewell dinner including a cultural show.

    Not Included

    • International airfare and Nepal entry visa.
    • Tips for guide and porter(tipping is expected).
    • Travel insurance which covers emergency Rescue and Evacuation.
    • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on the 'Included' section.

    Our published dates are guaranteed departures. If the dates don't match with your travel plans, we are more than happy to create your desired date.

    Useful Info

    Accommodation

    Accommodations are provided on the twin-sharing basis. If you are a solo traveler, a single supplement will be served. Accommodations during the trek in the Himalayas, you will be staying at basic mountain lodges where you'll have a nice and clean room with the warm blankets, pillows, and comfortable matrices (matrices may not be very thick size but they’re comfortable).

    Meals

    During the trek, we can enjoy authentic Nepalese food as well the more common international cuisine (Tibetan, Continental, Italian, Indian, etc.). Breakfast and dinner will be served from a lodge menu where we spend the night whereas lunch will be served on the way to the next destination. All meals will be provided during trekking, there will also be farewell dinner.

    Best Time to Visit

    The best time to visit Himalayas is between September to December and March to May, when the skies are a clear blue and the views spectacular. The weather remains dry until about May, with temperatures varying between regions.

    Nepal is good for trekking throughout the year. Autumn and spring seasons are the most famous trekking seasons in the Himalayan region of Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. It has beautiful, cool, blue skies, clear weather conditions and amazing views of the white mountains and the countryside.

    During the spring season, this time of year offers a breathtaking view of the Rhododendron flowers and lush forests.

    FAQs

    1. How long is Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

    The Ghorepani Poon hill trek is usually known as a 4 to 7-day trek but it completely depends on how long you want to spend in the mountains and the route you are taking.

    The Ghorepani Poon Hill is a relatively easy trek in Nepal, on the foothills of Annapurna. The trail passes mountain Magar and Gurung villages, lovely forests, suspension bridges, and it's just awesome!

    Spring (March to May) and autumn(September to November) are the best time trek Ghorepani Poon Hill.The days are sunny and warm, but at higher altitudes, the nights are a bit cold and can fallto freezing.

    Poon Hill trek is doable all year round. In the spring and autumn, the trail becomes busier, but the monsoon and winter are a bit quieter. Ghorepani Poon Hill trekis an ideal trek for all seasons.

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