Trip Details

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Trip Difficulty: Easy
  • Trip Style: Trekking and Tour
  • Transport: Private Vehicle / Tourist Bus
  • Food: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel + Tea House Lodge
  • Group Size: 1
  • Max Elevation: 3210m

Highlights

  • Panorama View of the world’s 7th highest mountain, Dhaulagiri, and 10th highest mountain, Annapurna
  • Pleasant Golden and shimmering sunrise
  • Pinkish trail decorated by Nepal’s national flower, the Rhododendron
  • Enriched with Poon culture and lifestyle
  • Historic Salt trading trail way up to Upper Mustang
  • Famous and beautiful Ghandruk village with Himalayas view

Poon Hill Ghorepani trek is extremely popular among people as with the 10-day trek one embarks on the bright sunrise, brighter mountain range accompanied by authentic Poon Magar culture. The natural and cultural beauty exposed by Ghorepani village and the shining sunrise have taken the spot to the next level.

Panoramic 10 Days Poon hill Ghorepani trek in the Annapurna region provides the view of the world’s 7th highest Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m / 26,795 ft) and the 10th highest Annapurna I (8,091m / 26,545 ft) along with other snow-capped peaks.

Nepal Adventure Team welcomes people by arranging a Poon Hill trek package to ensure visitors achieve their destination most comfortably and reliably. The trek is short but the trail leaves no stone unturned to please the trekkers with its pinkish trail, cultured stay, shimmering golden sunrise, and glorious mountain ranges.

The historic trail of the salt trading system furnished by green woods and pinkish Rhododendron leads to the Ghorepani village enriched with poon culture and authenticity and is the home for all the travelers to enjoy the mesmerizing sunrise and morning beauty of the Himalayas at Poon Hill. Sunrise at Poon Hill takes the level of nature’s beauty to the next level beyond the human imagination by crafting golden sunrise on the east and a long range of compact Himalayas from the world’s top ten mountains to other beautiful peaks of Nepal.

If you want to see the panoramic Himalayas view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, the Nepal Adventure Team invites you to grab our early booking for 2024.

 

Detail Itinerary

  • Day 01Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines
  • Day 02Drive to Pokhara (860 m) 220 km - 06 hours
  • Day 03Drive to Nayapul (1,100 m) begin trek to Hile (1,450 m) - 04 hours
  • Day 04Trek to Ghorepani (2,840 m) - 05 hours
  • Day 05Morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m) for sunrise, walk to Tadapani (2,520 m) 6 hours
  • Day 06Trek to Ghandruk (1,951m) - 04 hours
  • Day 07Trek to Pothana (1,900 m) - 05 hours
  • Day 08Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara - 2 hours
  • Day 09Drive back to Kathmandu - 06 hours
  • Day 10International departure
  • Day 01 Arrival in Kathmandu via respective airlines

    On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal Adventure Team staff and guide receive you and transfer to the respective hotels in the tourist hub of Kathmandu, Thamel. After refreshment our guide / leader will brief you regarding hotels, Nepali cultures, tours and Poon Hill Trekking with a welcome dinner in a typical Nepalese restaurant assisted by a folk cultural program.

    • Day 02 Drive to Pokhara (860 m) 220 km - 06 hours

      We drive for about 06 hours to popular tourist city Prithvi highway. The drive carries you through the local market, local lifestyle, Trishuli river, Marsyangdi river, hills, woods and view of mountains: Annapurna, Manaslu, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail). You be transferred to a hotel. You can rest or chill nearby Phewa lake as well as enjoy the night life. 

      • Day 03 Drive to Nayapul (1,100 m) begin trek to Hile (1,450 m) - 04 hours

        After a wonderful stay in the world’s popular tourist spot Pokhara, a drive to Nayapul through mid-hill towns and villages begins. From Nayapul, our trek starts with a gradual walk through Birethanti encountering trekkers, mule and donkey trains. This route is an ancient trail, Trans-Himalayan Salt Trade Route to Tibet. For night stay in the comfortable lodge, we stay at Hile.

        • Day 04 Trek to Ghorepani (2,840 m) - 05 hours

          Early walk leads to Tikhedhuga through a steep climb for about two hours on the paved stone steps upto Ulleri village. The grand views of the surrounding landscapes and snow capped peaks of Annapurna South and Mt. Machapuchare make the trail more beautiful. The strenuous uphill climb gets better on the winding path through cool forest of alpine trees; oaks, pines and rhododendron upto Ghorepani- Deurali village. Ghorepani is located on the high spot stretching all the way to Upper Mustang unto Tibet. The people of this area are Pun Magar and the place is famous for the hike to Poon Hill, a view point offering super wide angle views of world’s three highest peaks and range of other mountains with striking sunrise and sunset.

          • Day 05 Morning hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m) for sunrise, walk to Tadapani (2,520 m) 6 hours

            Before the dawn our hike begins as we aim to capture the golden and shimmering sunrise from Poonhill at 3210m that brightens the mountains’ beauty too. The mountain range from Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, and Annapurna ranges to as far as Ganesh Himal in the far eastern horizon including the stunning Mt. Machapuchare uplifts the Poonhill’s worth. With heart pleasing view, we head to Tadapani for our stay.Walk continues passing small places as Deurali and Banthati further short climb dropping us at Tadapani. Tadapani is located in the middle of enchanting wonderful forests with super views of Annapurna and Machapuchare.

            • Day 06 Trek to Ghandruk (1,951m) - 04 hours

              Today we have short trek to Ghandruk village and lesuire explore Ghandruk if interested. The trail is furnished with green forest supplying chilly breeze durin g our warm walk. Mountains are ever ready to welcome us. In Ghandruk, you can explore the Gurung village and their culture which is one of the largest villages around Annapurna region. You can wear their cultural dress too. The men folks of Ghandruk village have long tradition of supplying some of the finest soldiers in the Gorkha Regiment to both British and Indian armies.

              • Day 07 Trek to Pothana (1,900 m) - 05 hours

                We walk on the downhill path for an hour to Modi River. Crossing the bridge and climbing up lands to Landruk village. Short break on pretty village, walk on the long winding trail through terraced farm fields and uphill walk for 40 minutes leads to Deurali ridge at 2,150 m. Deurali supports to enjoy grand views of Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu including Fish Tail peak. Small Pothana village is our night stay spot.

                • Day 08 Trek to Kande and drive to Pokhara - 2 hours

                  Accompanied by superb mountain views, we march through cool forest to reach Thulo Kharka popularly known as Australian Camp. Australian Camp is a wonderful spot in the midst of the forest with large meadows overlooking magnificent views of the Himalayan range of mountains. After a short break here, descend to Kande village on the Baglung-Pokhara highway. An hour drive from Kande, we reach Pokhara.

                  • Day 09 Drive back to Kathmandu - 06 hours

                    Early in the morning following the same route, we are driven back to Kathmandu. You can relax and browse around the market for the rest of the day. You can ask your guide to take you to explore around. Farewell dinner is served in the cultural restaurant.(flight option is available).

                    • Day 10 International departure

                      As per international flight time, our staff transfers you to international airport for your flight. Nepal Adventure Team ensures you had great Poonhil-Ghorepani trek and hope to meet you sson on your next trip in Nepal.

                      Trip Map

                      10 Days Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek map

                      What's Included

                      Included

                      • Airport pick-up and drop by private car
                      • 2 night’s hotel in Kathmandu on a BB plan basis
                      • Welcome and farewell dinner at a typical Nepali restaurant
                      • Kathmandu -Pokhara – Kathmandu by deluxe tourist bus
                      • 2 night’s hotel in Pokhara on a BB plan basis
                      • Pokhara to Nayapul by private car
                      • 5 night’s tea/house lodge accommodation at the mountain
                      • For 6 days all meals like breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea/coffee are in the cup
                      • Kade to Pokhara and Pokhara to Nayapul by car
                      • ACAP permit (Annapurna Conservation Area Project)
                      • TIMS Card (Trekkers Information Management System)
                      • An experienced English-speaking trekking guide/porter and their salary, travel, food, accommodation, transportation, and insurance
                      • First Aid medical kit Bag
                      • Government VAT, and Local Taxes 

                      Excluded

                      • Nepal visa fee
                      • International flight (airfare)
                      • Extra drinks such as alcoholic & non-alcoholic
                      • Personal expenses such as phone bill, chocolate, bakery, battery charge, laundry, and extra porter
                      • Extra accommodation and meals behind schedule
                      • Travel and rescue insurance
                      • Tips to guide and porters

                      PRICES & DATES

                      Trip DatesStatusPriceNote  
                      23 Jun, 2024 - 02 Jul, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 589
                      30 Jun, 2024 - 09 Jul, 2024GuaranteedUS$ 589

                      Useful Information

                      Passport and Visa

                      All foreign nationals, except Indian citizens, need visas to enter Nepal. Getting a visa must be the easiest one though. You just have to go to the Nepalese Embassy/consulate in your country or it can also be obtained upon your arrival at Kathmandu International Airport. To get a visa, you need to bring 2 pp size photos, visa fees, and a valid passport.

                      Tourist Visa Fees: 3 days transit visa - Free of Cost

                      15 Days – 30 USD

                      30 Days – 50 USD

                      90 Days – 125 USD

                      For more information, please contact the Department of Immigration.
                      Kalikasthan, Kathmandu
                      Tel: 00977-1- 4429660 | 4438862 | 4438868 | 4433934
                      E-mail: [email protected].
                      Website: http://www.nepalimmigration.gov.np/

                      Means of Transport

                      Tourist bus or private vehicle and walking. All the cost is already included unless otherwise noted.

                      Travel Insurance

                      Travel insurance is a must when you travel abroad. Therefore, before you come to Nepal, please make sure you have your insurance documents with you since our insurance companies cannot insure foreign nationals. Because of the reason that they cover all expenses if you face some unfortunate happenings and you have to be rescued, medically assisted during the trip or if your belongings are lost or stolen.

                      Solo Travellers

                      We have arranged for a single traveler to pay for a single trip only. He has to share the accommodation with other people of the same gender though while he can also join the other groups.

                      Foods and Accommodations

                      All meals will be provided during the trek while only breakfast will be available in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Generally, traditional Nepalese(daal, Bhat, curry, and pickle), Tibetan, Continental, Indian and other cuisines are available in the local lodges/teahouses. There will also be a welcome and farewell dinner for guests in Kathmandu. In Kathmandu, you'll be staying in the best quality standard hotel, on a twin-sharing basis. On trekking, accommodation is simple yet comfortable on-mountain lodges. Toilets and bathrooms need to be shared in some teahouses.
                      Note: Single rooms are always available but only on special requests and spending extra bucks.

                      Health and Fitness Required

                      No previous experience is required since it's a moderate trek. But you being a healthy person, physically and mentally is very important. It is better if we prepare ourselves a few days/weeks prior to the start of the trek by jogging and running regularly since will be walking a lot of ups and downs in the hills, ridges, villages, and mountains. Participants with pre-existing medical conditions should inform us beforehand.

                      First Aid Kit/High Altitude Sickness

                      Nepal Adventure Team strongly suggests that you have your own personal first aid or medical kit. This trip takes you to some high altitudes though not much but the slow walks and regular stops between the walks will help you acclimatize to high altitude saving you from the high altitude sickness called AMS(acute mountain sickness). Gaining altitude without proper consideration of AMS is fatal.

                      Your Guide and Porter

                      Since mountain trekking takes you to remote places over high altitudes, the leader should have a piece of significant knowledge in the field so that he can wonderfully and safely lead you there clearing any obstacles on the way. We, Nepal Adventure Team can proudly say that our guides are highly qualified for the role. They are fully trained, experienced, and licensed. They have undergone a whole lot of training to make themselves useful in various situations and to make your journey a smooth and pleasant one.
                      Our porters are always fully equipped with the gear they need and as per the company policy, they are always insured and completely looked after. They are our backbone. We allow a maximum weight of 25kg to be carried by one porter. We make sure that they are well-paid and well-treated.

                      Best Time to Travel

                      The best time for trekking the 10 days Poon hill trek is Spring (March to May) and Autumn (September to November) because the weather is warm and moderate while the view and visibility are the best. The winter is also somehow fine but the monsoon is the less frequented time because of the occasional heavy rain and when the roads might be troublesome.

                      Equipment and Packing Lists

                      After booking with Nepal Adventure Team, please pack the necessary items as listed:

                      1. Travel documents: passport, visa (if you have one), travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, passport photo (x 2)
                      2. Bank cards, credit cards, travelers' cheques, etc
                      3. Comfortable boots and runners/sports shoes.
                      4. 6-8 pairs of socks woolen/cotton.
                      5. Fleece jacket, Down / Duvet Jacket, and Rain / windproof jacket.
                      6. Gloves- 2 pairs.
                      7. T-shirts 4-6 pcs, shirts(woolen/cotton).
                      8. A cap for the day and a woolen hat or balaclava for evening/morning wear.
                      9. Trousers.
                      10. Shorts and tracksuits.
                      11. Sleeping bag (4 seasons) with inner liner.
                      12. Large and small towels.
                      13. Toiletries.
                      14. Water bottle.
                      15. Sun /snow glass.
                      16. Ski / walking poles(optional but useful).
                      17. First Aid/medical kit.
                      18. Rucksack/backpack.
                      19. Duffel Bags (carried by porters or animals).
                      20. Torch / Flashlights with spare batteries.
                      21. Pen knife/ Swiss knife.
                      22. Scarf/mask (for dust and wind).
                      23. Personal hygiene stuff.
                      24. Any other extras you feel are necessary like binoculars, cameras, books, journals, and more.

                      Precautionary Note:

                      Trekking has been long established in Nepal, so the itineraries are modified and moderated in such a way that you can take it easy and slow. DO NOT RUSH AND ENJOY. There is plenty of time and the guide will keep track of you all the time. It might be a bit harder or a bit colder but you will get used to it.

                      Additional Money

                      Every traveler is different and they spend their own way. Some spend on food and drinks while others on souvenirs. Either way, consider your own spending habits and also tipping, emergency fund ($200), etc before you pack up and leave.

                      Trip Specific Safety

                      Your guidance is always there for your safety concerns and to look after your valuables. But you have to be equally careful. Carry some sort of wallet or belt for your important documents and money. Hotels have a safety deposit box where the lock is recommended before passing the luggage.

                      A Couple of Rules

                      Possession or use of any illegal drugs is totally intolerable. It is because of the law that respects the local people and their culture. The group will be expelled in such a case.

                      Responsible Tourism

                      Nepal Adventure Team strongly believes that we all are equally responsible to act in favor of the local people and the surrounding environment. Our clients too have an important role to

                      • Respect local laws, customs, and beliefs
                      • Always ask for permission before doing something locally or consult the leader
                      • Keep the area the same as you found it, wherever you go, and dispose of rubbish
                      • Support local skills to encourage positive sides of tourism.

                      Feedback and Reviews

                      This is very, very important to us. After your trip, we want your feedback whether it is good or bad since that's the way we can thrive further. To motivate you to finish the review or feedback online, we are going to give you an 8% discount on your next trip with us. Outstanding, ain't it?

                      Additional Information

                      For all additional information, go to Contact Us by message and call Mr. Jeevan Thapa Magar at +977 9851234322 (Viber/WhatsApp). You can also check out similar packages in the Annapurna region like Annapurna circuit trek for an even better and strenuous experience.

                      Client Reviews

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                        Rating Review by: Javier Rodriguez, Spain

                        Himalayan Gem

                        The sunrise view from Poon Hill is simply magical, with the snow-capped peaks glowing in the morning light like fiery jewels. The local culture adds another layer of richness to the experience, with warm hospitality and delicious traditional meals awaiting at every stop. This trek truly captures the essence of the Himalayas and leaves an incredible mark on the soul.

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                        Rating Review by: Chan, Hong Kong

                        Wow Spectacular mountain View and Rhododendron Flowers

                        My past experience of traveling to Chitwan with my previous travel agency was not very good, so this time I was very choosy in picking my travel agency. After searching the net, I came across Nepal Adventure Team. This was one of the best decisions I made. The Ghorepani Poon hill trek was one of the most beautiful trails I have walked on. The trek seemed even better with the service of the Nepal Adventure Team. My friends and I got to stay at a hotel in Ghorepani which was adjacent to the Annapurna Range. This was the most beautiful thing ever! The hike to Poon hill got us close to the clouds! It is one of the most beautiful things one can ever see. Thank you Nepal Adventure Team for making our Ghorepani Poon hill hike so memorable and fun.

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                        Rating Review by: Millie J., Canada

                        Breathtaking Himalayan Adventure

                        Trek was a surreal experience that surpassed all of my expectations. The trail offered stunning panoramic views of the Himalayas, with every step revealing a new breathtaking vista. The cozy tea houses along the route provided much-needed respite and authentic Nepalese hospitality. The sunrise from Poon Hill itself was the highlight of the trek, painting the snow-capped peaks in a golden hue that will forever be etched in my memory.