• Duration8 Days
  • Diffculty-LevelEasy
  • Max. Altitude3,210 m
  • Best SeasonSpring & Autumn

Overview

The overall trekking experience and mountain views Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offers for a short trek that ascends to a maximum altitude of 3,210 meters are phenomenal. If you are looking for a quick venture in the Himalayas, then Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 8 Days is one of the best options. This trek offers breathtaking panoramas of the Annapurna Range at a relatively low altitude. 

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek route ascends through fine mountain villages and dense forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, fir, etc. There are steep and rugged tracks on the way too. The villages along the trail are resided by people of several different communities and religions. You will get to observe their lifestyle, culture, and practices. 

During the Poonhill trekking, you can see stunning views of the Himalayan mountains like Mt. Annapurna (8,091 m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167 m), Mt. Hiunchuli (6,441 m), Mt. Fishtail (6,993 m), Mt. Nilgiri (7,061 m), Mt. Gangapurna (7,455 m), and many others. Likewise, lush green hills and excellent sceneries throughout the short Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek make the journey heartwarming.

Poon Hill trek distance from Pokhara is 35.9 km. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 8 Days begins with a long, scenic drive from Kathmandu to the City of Lakes, Pokhara. From here, you will take a short one-hour drive to Nayapul (1,070 m) and begin trekking towards Ulleri (2,073 m). The trail ascends through lush forests and villages like Hille (1,495 m) and Tikhedhunga (1,570 m). 

From Ulleri, you will trek enjoying excellent mountain views to Ghorepani (2,874 m) village surrounded by rhododendron forests. The next day, you will hike to Poon Hill (3,210 m) to witness a gorgeous sunrise and snow-capped mountains. Further, passing by Deurali and Tatopani, you will descend to the beautiful Ghandruk (2,012 m) village. The last village will be Nayapul, and you will drive back to Kathmandu via Pokhara. 

We guarantee Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking will just be the beginning for you to crave furthermore challenges and dramatic views of the Himalayas. The fascinating Himalayan trail, its hidden secrets, soothing ambiance, and intriguing natives are addictive. You can also do Poon Hill Trek 8 Days in less time if you are a good walker.

You can book Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 2022/23/24  with us anytime as we have opened our booking. Do not miss out on this opportunity to say hello to the Himalayas and get hugged by its crisp air. 

Check out our other short trek, Langtang Valley Trek. Also, These are a few other adventurous treks in the Annapurna region that you may like- Annapurna Base Camp Trek, Mardi Himal Yoga Trek, Annapurna Circuit Trek with Tilicho Lake. 

 

Note: It will cost you 670 $ per Person if you willing to take Tourist Bus for Kathmandu- Pokhara - Kathmandu instead of private vehicle.

You'll see and experience

  • Enjoy breathtaking panoramas of the Annapurna Range at a relatively low altitude
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • A short and adventurous trek
  • The trail involves lush forests of rhododendron, remote mountain villages, and lovely streams
  • Explore picturesque Ghorepani and Ghandruk villages
  • Get to spend time with locals and see their mountain lifestyle
  • Witness glorious sunrise from Poon Hill  and phenomenal landscape
  • Mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, Fishtail, etc, are seen during the trek
  • Unwind and enjoy the tranquility of the Himalayan trekking trail

Itinerary & Map

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  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Welcome dinner

Land at the Kathmandu airport, where you will be welcomed by our airport representatives. He will escort you to the hotel and help you in check-in. You are free to explore the surroundings. Meet other team members over a welcome dinner organized by the company in the evening.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & lunch

Today, you will drive to another city called Pokhara. This is loved by travelers for its tranquility in the bustle. The drive goes along a well-made highway that offers heart-warming scenery of green hills, rivers, terraced fields, and snow-capped mountains. Spend the evening strolling on the Lakeside market and enjoying views from Phewa Lake.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:2,073 m

Drive to Nayapul after having breakfast early in the morning. The drive offers countryside views. From Nayapul, you will begin trekking, following lush forests and terraced fields. The route ascends along a river. You will further continue trekking along the north bank of the Bhurung Khola and ascend to Hille (1,495 m). From here, the trail keeps ascending towards Tikhedhunga (1,570 m) and steeply climbs to Ulleri (2,073 m).

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:2,874 m

Leaving Ullier behind, you will gradually ascend through lovely forests of rhododendron to Nanghethani (2,460 m). View of Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Annapurna, and Mt. Hiunchuli makes the walk heavenly. Further, you will walk for an hour to reach Ghorepani village. This village will welcome you with beautiful landscape and mountain views.

  • Accommodation:Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Altitude:3,210 m

You will wake up early in the morning to witness the glorious sunrise from Poon Hill. The trial from Ghorepani follows a steep, rocky path and ascends to Poon Hill viewpoint. You can see breathtaking views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Fishtail, Mt. Hiunchuli, Tukuche Peak, and many others.

Later, you will trek through rhododendron and oak forests to Deurali (2,960 m). The trail then passes by Ghorepani and descends to Tatopani. You will keep trekking through dense forests and small settlement areas and cross the northside of the stream. Further, passing by Bhurung Khola, you will ascend through a steep forested path and reach Tadapani (2,710 m).

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast & lunch
  • Altitude:1,070 m

After having breakfast, begin the day trekking through lush forests. The trail descends and passes by remote villages until you reach Nayapul. From here, you will drive to Pokhara. Spend the evening enjoying the sunset at Phewa Lake and exploring the vibrant Lakeside market.

  • Accommodation:Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast, lunch & farewell dinner

After having breakfast, you will drive back to Kathmandu. The drive will offer you superb views of lush green hills, rivers, and terraced fields. Upon reaching Kathmandu, you will head to the hotel and rest. Later in the evening, explore the bustling streets of Thamel and meet the team members for the last time for farewell dinner.

  • Meals:Breakfast only

The trip ends here. You will return to your home today. Our team members will help you check out and drop you at the airport according to your flight departure time.

Cost Details

Includes
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Airport pickups and drops in a private vehicle
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara with breakfast
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • All ground transportation on a comfortable private vehicle as per the itinerary
  • An experienced, English-speaking, and government-licensed trek leader and assistant trek leader (4 trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
  • Porter service (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
  • Down jacket and sleeping bag (to be returned after trip completion)
  • Mystic Adventure Holidays trekking bag/duffel bag, t-shirt, and trekking map are yours to take
  • All necessary paperwork and trekking permits (ACAP, TIMS)
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • All government and local taxes
  • An achievement certificate and company souvenir
Excludes
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Domestic flight (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu)
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and/or Pokhara
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary
  • Travel and rescue insurance
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) 10% of You Pay and driver(s)

Departure Dates

You can tailor-make the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek itinerary or add it as an add-on to your other venture in the Annapurna region. We also organize a private Poon Hill trek for travelers who want to trek alone. Contact us anytime for more information.

Additional Info

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek terrain & difficulty 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an easy trek in the lower part of the Annapurna region. The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek route goes through a series of stone staircases and dense forests. There are a few steep and rugged parts along the trail that only add the thrill of a challenge in the journey.

Frankly, anyone can do Poon Hill Trek whether you are young or old. Moreover, no trekking or hiking experience is needed. The trail ascends a little above 3,000 meters, which will be okay for your body because our itinerary has a steady gain in elevation. You do need to walk 5 to6 hours a day, therefore good health and fitness are important.

The chances of altitude sickness are quite low. Altitude sickness is a high elevation illness that travelers usually face if their body sees a sudden change in altitude and does not acclimatize. You can read more about altitude sickness here.
 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek permit

Poonhill trekking needs two permits, Annapurna Conservation Permit (ACAP) and TIMS Card. While trekking with us, we will obtain the permit for you in advance. The trekkers do not have to be present in the government office to get these permits. All we need is one photo and a couple of other documents to get these two permits for you. 

Annapurna Conservation Permit (ACAP) cost: Nrs. 3000, per person

TIMS Card cost while trekking with an agency: Nrs. 1000, per person

TIMS Card cost for independent trekkers: Nrs. 2000, per person


*Note: If you are an independent trekker, then you can get these permits at Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Exhibition Road, Bhrikuti Mandap, Kathmandu, or Nepal Tourism Board (NTB), Dam Side, Pokhara.


Best time to go on Poon Hill Trek

The best time to do Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 8 Days is from March to April and October to November. These months have the most beautiful trekking route bloomed with gorgeous rhododendrons and many other colorful flowers. 

The climate is neither too hot nor too cold, which makes the walk pleasant, and the crystal clear sky with dominating panoramas of the snow-capped mountains are just blissful.

The temperature ranges between 18°C to 5°C. You may feel colder in the morning and night. The weather remains stable most of the time, so no need to worry about delays or anything.

Winter, December to February is another great time for Poon Hill Trek. You have to look out for the weather, and the climate is very cold. However,  the snow-covered trail and the breathtaking views of the mountains on clear days are impeccable. 


Food & Accommodation during Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

You will stay overnight in the lodge during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking. The lodges have basic facilities, and you can get a shared or single room as per your wish. Shared rooms are on the affordable side. The rooms will be small with a private washroom. You can get WiFi and hot shower service, but some lodges may ask for a few extra bucks for the service. 

As the trail explores the lower part of the region, you will get many services, including a range of meal options. Our trek package has three meals a day during the trek. You can choose from the menu of the lodge. 

Options like rice, lentil soup, fried veggies, curries, eggs, momo, burger, sandwich, pizza, mashed potato, steak, thenduk, thukpa, noodles, etc, are seen as the menu course. Whereas, for breakfast, you can get oatmeal, muesli, toast, soup, porridge, chapati, sausage, tea, coffee, etc. 


Tips to make the journey smooth

  • Properly check all the clothing and gear before the beginning of the trek.

  • Pack a few warm pieces too to keep yourself warm at night and morning.

  • Withdraw extra cash in Kathmandu or Pokhara to use while trekking. You may want to buy additional beverages and snacks while trekking, which is not covered in the package cost. There's no ATM on the trekking route.

  • Electricity is available in all the lodges to charge your devices. You may have to pay a few extra bucks to use the service. Extra batteries or a solar charger will be useful.

  • You can get WiFi service in lodges along the route. Likewise, if you want to use the internet while walking, then carry a Nepali SIM with data. We will help you get a SIM if you want. Extra charge applies.

  • Do not buy plastic water bottles while trekking, it will cost you a ridiculous amount of money. Get a reusable water bottle and refill along the way.

  • Drink plenty of water and other fluids to keep yourself away from altitude sickness while trekking.

  • The locals are friendly. Interact with them and get to know their unique lifestyle. 

  • Respect the culture and practices of locals.

  • If you get confused about tipping, then follow this advice- USD 100 to guide & porter, USD 5 to tour guide, and USD 2 to driver (by each member of the group).

FAQs

  • Q1. How long is the Poon Hill Trek?

    At Mystic Adventure Holidays, we offer 8 days long fixed departure to the Poon Hill trek. It includes your arrival and departure from Nepal. You can also do this trek in less than 8 days if you are an experienced trekker.

  • Poonhill trekking is an easy trek. There are a few steep and rough paths along the route, but it will not be difficult. Anyone can do Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek if they are healthy.

  • To reach Ghopreani on foot, you have to drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. From Pokhara, it takes one hour to drive to Nayapul, the starting point of the trek. From here, you can reach Ghorepani in two days.

  • Ghorepani is located at 2,874 meters (9,429 ft), 17 kilometers away from Beni in the Myagdi District, Nepal.

  • Yes, you will need a sleeping bag during the Poon Hill trek. The blanket provided in the lodges may not be enough to keep you warm during night and morning. 

  • Yes, it snows in Poon Hill. The temperature falls below the freezing point sometimes. You may not see heavy snowfall.

  • Yes, thanks to the recent construction of a road that connects Pokhara to Poon Hill, you can drive there. It takes less than two hours by a jeep to reach Poon Hill.

  • It takes around 1 hour, 35 minutes to drive from Pokhara to reach Ghandruk village. Pokhara to Ghandruk distance is 54.8 kilometers.

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