- duration 8 days
- tour type Private
- age requirement 5+ years old
- guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
- Maximum altitude 3210 meters
- Trek difficulty Moderate
- Trek one of the best short routes in Nepal, with panoramic views of the Himalayas
- Get spectacular sunrise views across the Annapurna Range from Poon Hill
- Learn more about the local Gurung communities of the Annapurnas
- Visit the picturesque Lake City of Pokhara
The four-day trek passes through Gurung villages and orchid forests to Poon Hill, the best viewpoint to Machhapuchhre, Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. Revel in the glistening snow-capped peaks as the first rays of sunrise hit the Himalayan Range.
Start your trip from Kathmandu and make your way to the picturesque city of Pokhara. Your actual trek begins after a drive to Nayapool as you make your way to Ghorepani through Ulleri. You will pass lush rhododendron forests and swift-flowing waterfalls as you ascend and descend through numerous valleys.
Poon Hill is just an hour uphill from Ghorepani. Before the break of dawn, trek to Poon Hill, an hour uphill from Ghorepani, dor spectacular views. On your way back, pass Ghandruk for a glimpse of the local Gurung culture, capping off a great trip to the Himalayas.
Nepal has always been a land of fascination for me, a place where one can be so close to Lord Shiva; The Pashupati Nath Temple in Kathmandu is one of the biggest pilgrimage center for Shaivites and also Nepal is one of the two gateways to Kailash and Manasarovar pilgrimage.
Its always an adventure going in to deep areas and heights on Himalayas. Though I love taking risks but its always advisable to take help of the locals while visiting Nepal Himalayas. Last time when I was in Nepal to go closer to Mt Everest, I took the Everest Base Camp trek.
So as advised by my friends and others who have been to this trek earlier, I decided to visit the offices of Master Himalaya Treks and Expeditions Pvt Ltd. in Kathmandu. I was very happy and satisfied when I met the people at Master Himalaya they seemed like thorough professionals. Master Himalaya is well known for organising and handling treks and trips in the most professional and dedicated way.
It is a well established company in tourism industry of Nepal and is owned by experienced personals of Nepal tourism. The have an clear idea of the dos and donts in the mountains. They are a team of professional trekking guides, tour guides, mountain leaders who provide the best services. They are registered and licensed as per govt. of Nepal and are registered as member of TAAN, PATA, and NATA etc. They deal in various services like Trekking, Hikings, Peak climbings, Cultural tours, River rafting, jungle safari, domestic and international ticketing, hotel reservation, visa services and many more for the destination Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.
Master Himalaya takes care of all the arrangements needed to have a wonderful experience and take back memories that will last for the lifelong.
And finally when I took the trek package and reached the base camp, it was more than satisfaction and happiness. I felt like as if I have already climbed the Everest. The guides and porters were extremely helpful and experienced.
Personally I would rate Master Himalaya as one of the best companies in Nepal, and feel that for a person visiting Nepal, Master Himalaya is a must.”
Feel like that this trip is once in lifetime to do.”
Day 1: Arrive in Kathmandu
Day 2: Drive to Pokhara
Day 3: Drive to Nayapul; trek to Ulleri (2,050 m)
Day 4: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750 m)
Day 5: Ghorepani - Poon Hill - Tadapani (2,700 m)
Day 6: Tadapani to Naya Pool via Ghandruk
Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu
Day 8: Farewell
- 3-star accommodation in Kathmandu and tea houses during the trek
- All meals during the trek, breakfast in Kathmandu as well as welcome and farewell dinners
- Necessary paper works and permits for the trek
- Airport pickup and drop-off
- All sightseeing on private vehicle
- Kathmandu – Pokhara – Kathmandu by tourist coach
- Staff cost including food, accommodation, salary, equipment and insurance
- Licensed, English-speaking trekking guide
- One porter shared between two trekkers
- All entrance fees
- Master Himalaya t-shirt
- International/domestic airfare
- Visa fees
- Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (except welcome and farewell dinners)
- Extra night's accommodation in case of early return from trek (due to any reason)
- Travel and rescue insurance
- Personal expenses
- Earn US$ 19+ in travel credits.
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Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.
How much money do I need to bring with me?
Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.
How much should my backpack weigh?
A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.
- Do I need a porter?
Do I require a porter for carrying water?
On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.
- When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?