Poonhill trek

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5 Based on 47 Reviews
  • Booking Type Instant booking
  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Private and Group
  • age requirement 10-79 yrs
  • max group size 20
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Maximum altitude 3210 meters
  • Tour Code BM-59
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  • Operated in English
  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
  • +7
  • Panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range
  • Natural Hot Spring
  • Excellent mountain views, from atop Poon Hill
The Ghorepani Poonhill trek sets you in one of the most awe-inspiring panoramas in the Himalayas. Walking through impressive forested areas, you reach a maximum altitude of 3210 m. Anyone of reasonable physical fitness should be able to comfortably complete this trek.

The Ghorepani Poonhill trek begins in the beautiful lakeside city of Pokhara, from where you take a short car ride to Nayapul (1100 m) village. Climbing along the trail through a number of beautiful villages and forest areas you follow the river bank to Tirkhadunga (1557 m) where you will spend the first night. Next day, further ascending along the trail to Ghorepani-2850 m (all the way up the hill, crossing 3000 steps), you will be left in sheer awe at the clear views of the towering expanse of Mt. Dhaulagiri I (8167 m) and Annapurna I (8091 m). The highlight of the Ghorepani trek is a visit to Poonhill (3210 m) early next day, from where we will be able to see a spectacular sunrise over the whole Himalayan range and surrounding rice terraces (a photographer’s paradise!).

After breakfast, you trek east to Tadapani (2590 m), crossing some of the most spectacular rhododendron forests. This is where you’ll be left open-mouthed at the breathtaking views of the fishtail-shaped Mt. Macchapucchre (6900 m), Annapurna south (7219 m) and Gangapurna (7454 m). Our trek continues to Chomrong (2050 m), and after a short hike you descend to some nice hot springs. Having explored the area a bit more, you will fly to Pokhara from Nayapul the next day.

We kindly refer to the Day-by-Day itinerary available under the Itinerary tab.
  • Day 1: Kathmandu to Pokhara ( 850m)
  • Day 2: Trek Pokhara to Tirkhedhunga (1,577 m.)
  • Day 3: Trek Tirkhedhunga to Poonhill (2,810 m.) 12 KM trek
  • Day 4: Poonhill to Tadapani ( 2630m) 10.7 KM Trek
  • Day 5: Tadapani to Hot Spring/ Jhinu dada (1780m). 10.5 KM
  • Day 6: Hot Spring to Birethanti - Pokhara
  • Day 7: Drive back to Kathmandu by tourist Bus.
  • Airport transfers, pick up and drop
  • Entry permits for Annapurna Conservation Area
  • TIMS permits
  • One Professional trekking guide as well as his necessary insurance, meals and allowances.
  • 3 meals per day ( with seasonal fresh fruits ) and overnight accommodation in Hotel/lodge along the trekking trail.
  • Kathmandu - Pokhara - Kathmandu Tourist Bus
  • Private transport from Pokhara to Trek starting / ending point ( Nayapul to Nayapul )
  • Two nights standard Hotel in Pokhara With Breakfast
  • One map of Annapurna Trekking ( One in a Group )
  • One Nepali mobile SIM Card for local communication.( One in a group )
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Purified Drinking Water
  • One Trek T-Shirt
  • Pre Trip Meeting
  • Luggage storage
  • Farewell Dinner in Kathmandu
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Kathmandu Hotel per night BB
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara flight
  • International airfare
  • Hotel in Kathmandu ( Can add on at the time of booking )
  • Meal while you are in KTM and Pokhara
  • Travel / medical insurance and emergency evacuation cost
  • Expenses of a personal nature (bars and beverage bills, dessert and snacks, hot shower, telephone, internet, laundry, titbits , etc)
  • Tips for guides and porters
5 - Excellent
Based on 47 reviews
  • Roman Ribelles
  • From Spain
  • On Aug 22 2022
5 - Excellent
Excellent trekking
The organisation, the guide, the treatment, and the weather despite the monsoon were excellent. 100% recommended!
  • Nivi
  • From India
  • On Apr 17 2022
4 - Very Good
It was amazing Trek, A must do when visiting Nepal
Trekking with the local tour agency was excellent. it was well organized and the tea houses were already booked. They made the whole trek experience memorable
  • Morgan Lee Morris-Pocock
  • From Canada
  • On Dec 31 2019
5 - Excellent
  • Giacomo Bottone
  • From Italy
  • On Oct 18 2019
4 - Very Good
Poonhill with my son of 9 years old
Amazing experience , many many Stairs /steps and fantastic view , and with some support and tenacity can be done by a 9 years old
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • 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.

  • Is quarantine in Nepal in effect for arriving visitors?

    There are no quarantine requirements in Nepal for arriving visitors at the moment.

  • 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?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • 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.

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