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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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5 Based on 9 Reviews
  • duration 5 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 3-82 yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 3210 meters
  • Trek difficulty Moderate
  • Tour Code BM-4381
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  • Starts Pokhara, Nepal
  • Ends Pokhara, Nepal
  • +5
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.
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
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 9 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • From Spain
  • On Oct 26 2019
5 - Excellent
A must-do in Nepal
I travelled alone in the 2nd week of October. Weather was pretty good (only showers in the evening) and sunrises in Poon Hill and Tadapani just amazing. It wasn't as cold as expected and could do without a sleeping bag. The... Read more
  • Chun Hau Ngai
  • From Hong Kong
  • On Aug 14 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
  • Sarah Geen
  • From Britain
  • On Feb 02 2019
5 - Excellent
POON HILL 2018: Best part of the trip! Loved every minute.
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... Read more
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

  • June
  • On Jan 12 2019
5 - Excellent
Ghorepani Poonhill treks
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... Read more
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

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • What is the required budget for a trip to Nepal?

    How much you spend in Nepal is largely decided by things you want to do in the country. A 5-day trekking trip in Nepal can start from as little at USD 400 per person. A weekend-long safari in Chitwan National Park is available at less than USD 200.

    On average, seven days in Nepal with accommodation and some or all meals included costs anywhere between USD 700 to USD 1500 per person. Good rooms at hotels in Nepal range from USD 25 to over USD 150 per person, per night, while around USD 1.5 a day can buy you three meals in decent restaurants. 

  • Is a visa on arrival available?

    Typically, yes. However, in response to the current Covid situation, rules for arriving visitors may change frequently and sometimes without notice. It may be necessary to obtain a tourist visa in your own country before travel. For updated information on visas, please check the Nepal Tourism Board and the Government of Nepal Immigration websites.

     

  • How does it work with a porter?

    Generally, the porter will pick up the baggage in the morning and drop it at the hotel in the evening. You will not always be walking with your porter or have access to your bag during the day, while trekking. 

  • Is Asia open for tourists?

    Despite the initial fears of the Covid-19 pandemic, most Asian countries have managed to mitigate its effects. As such, many popular destinations throughout the continent are currently open for travelers with precautionary measures like mandatory vaccinations. A few countries, however, require newly arrived travelers to spend a couple of days in quarantine.

    As of February 2022, countries like Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia are officially open for vaccinated tourists without the need for quarantine. Meanwhile, India and Indonesia are two of the countries that may require you to quarantine for up to a week on arrival. However, Japan, Vietnam, and Myanmar are yet to open their doors to visitors.

     

  • 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.

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