Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Private and Group Tour
  • age requirement 3+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 3210 meters
  • Trek difficulty Moderate
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  • Starts Pokhara, Nepal
  • Ends Pokhara , Nepal
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Magical Sunrise and sunset views over snow capped mountains from Poon Hill
  • Explore rich culture, traditions and lifestyle of Gurung settlements
  • Short and easy trekking trip, suitable for most of the travelers
  • Trekking along beautiful rhododendron forests
This Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a popular, short and easy adventure at Annapurna region of Nepal. This trek can be experienced without much effort. The main destination, as well as the major highlight of this trek, is the Poon Hill Viewpoint located at 3210m above sea level that offers stunning views of Annapurna Himalayan range along with Machhapuchre and Dhaulagiri Himalayas.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek begins as we take a drive from the scenic lake city of Pokhara to the starting point of the trek at Nayapul. We will then hike towards Tikhedhunga, Ulleri and Ghorepani as we climb 3300 stone steps and cross the beautiful bamboo and rhododendron forests that blossom in spring. (March, April)

In this way, we finally hike up to Poonhill before sunrise to experience a magical sunrise view. Views of snow capped mountains from Poon Hill can’t be described in words when the warm rays of early sun gradually strike the Himalayan giants including Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Annapurna I (8,091m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,040m), Annapurna south (7219m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Fishtail or Machhapuchhre (6,997m), Lamjung Himal (6,986m), Tukuche peak (6,920m), Dhampus peak (6,012m) among others.

After experiencing the best of sunrise views, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek now gives us an insight into the local Gurung and Magar culture, tradition and lifestyle as we descend through culturally affluent and naturally blessed villages of Ghandruk and Birethanti.

Anyone with moderate level of fitness can join this trip without any risk of altitude sickness.

Planning for this trip for your next Nepal holiday? See the itinerary and plan better.
Customer reviews
5 - Excellent
Based on 8 reviews
Excellent
5 - Excellent
  • Chun Hau Ngai
  • From Hong Kong
  • On Aug 14 2019
“Excellent”
POON HILL 2018: Best part of the trip! Loved every minute.
5 - Excellent
  • Sarah Geen
  • From Britain
  • On Feb 02 2019
“Over our 2 week trip to Nepal the trek was definite the best part and we loved every part of it. From the moment of booking we had constant communication with Indhira. When we arrived in Kathmandu we met with Indhira and Hari to pick up our down jackets, sleeping bags and duffle bags where they gave us an overview of the trek.

Lok and Ajay who were are guide and porter were simply fantastic. Lok was very knowledgeable about the mountains and you can tell he is very experienced and feel his passion for showing people his country. He was always very thoughtful throughout the trek, checking everything was ok and ensuring we had the prime spots to sit and stay in the tea houses. We enjoyed it just being the two of us on the trek as we could go at our own pace. Lok was great at pacing us and never made us feel we were slowing them down.

We couldn't have asked for a better guide with Lok and porter with Ajay. We all had a good laugh together and were sad to say goodbye!!

I would definitely recommend Icicles adventures. They take care of you from booking to after your trek! They really are focussed on quality and definitely deliver. We plan to come back in 2020 to do another trek and will without a doubt be booking with Icicles and hopefully with Lok and Ajay!

Thanks for giving us the trip of a lifetime with such good memories!”
Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd responded to this review on : “Thank you so much for your wonderful review. All the Icicles Adventure staffs deeply appreciate our guests taking time in their hectic schedules to write about us, its range of activities and services provided.
We are grateful to get support from you
Best regards
Icicles adventure treks and tours”
Ghorepani Poonhill treks
5 - Excellent
  • June
  • On Jan 12 2019
“Very good track for beginners... but you must fit enough to hiking about 5-6 hours a day... with hari, shiva and friends...you will feel safe and happy to do this again..they are really the and helpful... alwiz together in what ever condition....”
Icicles Adventure Treks and Tours Pvt Ltd responded to this review on : “Thank you so much for your wonderful review. All the Icicles Adventure staffs deeply appreciate our guests taking time in their hectic schedules to write about us, its range of activities and services provided.
We are grateful to get support from you
Best regards
Icicles adventure treks and tours”
2nd trip to Poon Hill with family
5 - Excellent
  • Farizul Hafiz Kasim
  • From Malaysia
  • On Dec 26 2018
“This is my 2nd trip to Poon Hill, but this time with the whole family, including 2 small kids, 2 yo and 4 yo. Obviously, I have an extra need because of the kids and Hari and Shiva as a guide attentively caters to these needs. What I would like to say here is, it doesn't matter what your needs are, you can bet that they will try hard to make your trip successful and become one of the best memory you will have. Highly recommended”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedhunga
  • Day 2: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
  • Day 3: Hiking to Poonhill and trek to Tadapani
  • Day 4: Tadapani to Ghandruk
  • Day 5: Trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul and drive to Pokhara
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit
  • Pokhara to Nayapul (trek starts here) and Nayapul (trek ends here) drive (one hour each way) in private vehicle
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) during the trek
  • Teahouse/lodge accommodation (twin sharing) during the trek
  • One licensed professional, knowledgeable and friendly English speaking trekking guide including his salary, food, equipment, insurance, transportation, etc
  • Porter Porter (1 porter for two trekkers) including his salary, food, equipment, insurance, transportation, etc
  • Duffle bag, sleeping bag, and down jacket for use during the trek
  • Icicles Adventure T – shirt, trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • First aid medical kit
  • All government taxes & agency service charge
  • Airport pick up drop upon arrival and departure and bus station transfers (if needed, complimentary service)
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Accommodation, food and activities in Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • All kind of beverages(alcoholic drinks, tea/coffee, water)
  • Personal expenses such as phone calls, laundry, battery recharge, extra porters, etc)
  • Personal equipments and clothing
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