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Ghorepani-PoonHill-Trek
  • Forest
  • Hiking
  • Traditional villages

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Explore Nepal and the Himalayas

Trip Overview

Trip Facts

  • Trip Code TMG-AP100
  • Start Point Kathmandu
  • End Point Kathmandu
  • Trip Duration 11 Days
  • Destination Nepal
  • Activity Charity Treks
  • Region Annapurna Region
  • Trip Staff Trekking Guide
  • Transportation Private Vehicle
  • Trip Style BLD
  • Trip Grade Moderate
  • Max Elevation 3210m
  • Group Size 1-20 person
  • Accomodation Value
  • Trip Type Small Group Guided Trips
  • Best Time February, March, April, May, August, September, October, November, December

Trip Highlights

  • Mountain views of Annapurna I, II, South Gangapurna, Machhapuchhere, and Hiunchuli
  • Rural villages
  • Poon Hill
  • Climb 3381 steps in surprise and rewarded by the panoramic views of Dhaulagiri.
  • Stay of Nepal’s heritage village of Ghandruk, with the view of Annapurna South and Fishtail.eigh
  • Ghandruk village
  • Pokhara city
US$ 800850per person
5.88% OFF! You save $50

Trip Overview

In the list, you see Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. When it comes to an easy, short trek and scenic trekking trail, ask yourself, is there anything better than the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Nepal or the world? Poon Hill, one of the best viewpoints of the Annapurna Region is so rewarding that all you can say is beautiful. When you reach Poon Hill, a viewpoint, you will see the mountain ranges. Some of the famous mountains that you will see are Dhaulagiri, Annapurna I, Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Annapurna III, Annapurna IV, Gangapurna, Lamjung Himal, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukuche Peak, Hiunchuli, and Manaslu.

If you love mountains and their beauties, then you should do the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

The trek shows you the views that you have always wanted to see in your life, outside your country. The Annapurna Ranges that you will see take your breath away. When these ranges satisfy your eyes, you find this short trek Ghorepani Poon Hill worth of traveling.

The trekking trail takes you to the ethnic villages of the Gurung and Magar people, and the Magar are the people in the force of Prithivi Narayan Shah, who helped him in the unification of Nepal more than 100 of years ago. From their villages, you will see the beautiful landscapes as well as beautiful snow-covered mountains.

The starting point of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is Nayapul which you reach after one and a half-hour drive from Pokhara, the city of lakes. The trekking trail also takes you to the most beautiful villages of the Annapurna Region. The beautiful scenes of the mountains are the food to your hungry eyes.

This trek also shows you the stunning view of the sunrise on the mountains. You will be amazed at the beauty of the mountains at this time. The chain of the mountains looks amazing. If you are a mountain photographer, then this scene is your cup of tea. The local people in this area are friendly and helpful; they know how to welcome the guests.

Accommodation

You will be staying at a 3-star hotel (Value) in Kathmandu on bed and breakfast twin sharing with attached bathroom. During the time of trekking, you will be staying at the best possible Guesthouse/ Mountain Teahouse or Lodge accommodation.

Transportation

In your trip cost, we have also included the transportation fare, so that you do not have to pay from your pocket when you are in Nepal. The fare includes pick up from the airport as well as drop off at the airport by the private vehicle.

You will be seeing us outside the airport holding the name of TMG Adventure when you arrive in Kathmandu- Tribhuvan International Airport. You will transfer to your hotel. One of our company representatives will explain to you about your trip and share the trip plan with you. If we have a couple of times, you are going to visit our office or will explain it to you at your hotel lobby. For more information, please have a look at our “what’s included” section.

Meals

In Kathmandu, we will provide you breakfast at your hotel. You are trekking near the mountains, that is, you are trekking at a higher altitude, so your body needs energy, and you will get the energy from the food you eat. The foods that we provide you have the right amount of carbohydrate, protein, and fat. We will provide you these in all three square meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner with tea/coffee.

Guides

All our trekking guides have done training on how to tackle with altitude mountain sickness as well as how to use the first aid kit. They are also taught to take care of the trekkers 24/7 if they are affected by an altitude mountain sickness or if they are sick during the trek. Emergency evacuation if you need, you will be provided a helicopter. That is the reason why our guides have 24/7 access to TMG Adventure in Kathmandu. Our guides are certified by the Nepal Government.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance is a must because you are trekking near the mountains at an altitude of more than 3000 m. You must ensure in your country before coming to Nepal, before starting your trek. Please bring with you a copy of insurance, and your insurance policy must cover the medical expenses, helicopter evacuation from the altitude of 5000 m to 6000 m, and other things related to your health. Please give the copy to TMG Adventure. It will send the information to the insurance company if you use the mountain rescue operation, mentioned above.

Passport and Visa

Before coming to Nepal, your passport must have the validity of 6 months, and you can put the Tourist Visa ‘On Arrival’ on your passport at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal. On arrival, the visa procedure is very quick and simple. For more information, please visit this site: Nepal Immigration

On Arrival Visa Fee at Entry points

  • 15 Days- $30
  • 30 Days- $50
  • 90 Days- $125

and you must also bring 4 passport-sized photos. If you are from China or SAARC countries, a free visa will be provided to you.

Trekking Information

Nepal is open for all seasons. You can do a trek and tour in different parts of NepalThose who are looking to do the trek in the best season, travelers can pick it from the below ones: The following are the best seasons for trekking in Nepal, and each of these has its charm, the one which is on the top of the list is the best.

  • Autumn Season (September till November)
  • Winter season (November till February)
  • Spring season (March till May)
  • Rainy Season (June till August)- Those who love green vegetation and the monsoon season can do the trek. It will also be adventurous if you like it. TMG Adventure can operate trekking and tours; we have done lots of trips in our previous record.)

As a trekker, you can do different types of trekking in Nepal, and they have been given below.

  • Tea House Trekking (Guesthouse/Lodge Trek)
  • Camping
  • Home Stay 

TMG Adventure listed different types of trekking experiences or styles. You can find it on our website. To make it easier here are the bunch of lists.

Optional Itinerary and Extension Trip

TMG Adventure is always reaching out of the best service to make our travelers happy. In this package you can see optional itinerary section and extension trips; these are optional add-ons or travel choices for you. The company has its regular itinerary and the cost details too. On the suggestions and consideration of our previous travelers’, the company offers beyond it. You can check it properly. At the time of booking, if you wish to extend your holiday doing markup in the optional itinerary and trip extensions (extra add-ons or activities), you can mark it and book it. It depends on your personal choice.

Beyond it, we also offer private and customize trips to those who are looking to do it on their travel requirements. Travelers can send us about the trip information by using our tailor-made trip/ customize trip forms or send us a quick inquiry. One of our travel planners will respond to it.

Walk miles for a good cause

TMG Adventure is not just a tour operator in Nepal but also a contributor for a good cause to our communities and the Himalayas people especially working on behalf of children where are abundant from education. Company work through FAN (First Act Nepal) It’s a team that works purely for our children. Support for their well-being through education providing child sponsorship programs. Assisting them in school uniforms, stationery, and school fees.

TMG Adventure donates a certain amount of its income to FAN annually, and the amount that it donates varies from year to year because the income that it earns also varies from year to year. Sometimes the income of TMG Adventure is high, and sometimes, it is low. Accordingly, the donation is made.

TMG Adventure also has a volunteering program, and if you are interested, then you can help these children through this program. For more, you can contact us via email, make a call or visit our office. You can also be a part of encouragement by engaging and sharing your ideas in our project.

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Itinerary & Maps

Itinerary & Maps

Below is an existing itinerary; this is a standard itinerary of ours, but you can customize the itinerary to meet your specific needs. You can prepare the itinerary that is going to work best for you. Your itinerary should be based on your interest. You can make your itinerary unique by adding fun to it. Travel Max Guide gives the topmost value to your customized itinerary because it has experienced trekking guides to make your itinerary better as well as make it easier for you to travel and have a good time in Nepal.

Welcome to the Land of Himalayas, a birthplace of Lord Buddha; known as “The Light of Asia” and also the City Of Temples- Kathmandu Valley. To receive you, our staff will be at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You can notice him, holding company signboard. After that, will transfer you to the hotel. If you have some spare time, you can walk to the street of Thamel. A company representative will meet you and explain to you about your trip in detail.

  • Accomodation

    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

The sightseeing that you are going to do, today, comprises of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and they can be categorized as Stupas, Temples, and Palaces. The sightseeing can be personalized, according to your interest, and all the effective route planning for the sightseeing will be done by the city guide of TMG, focusing on all the values of your satisfaction like how much time you want to spend, the mode of transportation you want to choose, such as rickshaw, private car, cycle, and it also takes walking distance into account.

 

Kathmandu Durbar Square

From the hotel where you are staying, nothing is near the Kathmandu Durbar Square. It was a ceremonial site; it was a palace where the would-be kings used to be coronated in the past, now it is a palace cum museum, and to be there is to experience how the royals spend their life. Stand among the monuments, temples, and statues that back to the 17th and 18th century. 

 

Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple)

Be well prepared in advance because this stupa is located at quite an altitude and is more than 2,000 years old. This is the most important of all the Buddhist Stupas in Nepal and has a fascinating face of Lord Buddha on every side, and its base has the stonework of 5 Dhyani Buddhas – Vairocana, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha, Amoghasiddhi, and Aksobhya, and each of these represents the wisdom of Lord Buddha. People flock to this stupa to see the birds-eye view of Kathmandu.

 

Pashupatinath 

Pashupatinath is as old as the hills, but the Hindu Committees of Nepal, looks after it, such as renovation and maintenance, and there are new adds on in and around the temple. Pashupatinath is the most important temple of Lord Shiva and located not far away from the heart of Kathmandu. Only Hindus are permitted to enter from the main gate to Pashupatinath Temple. As a visitor, you will enjoy the rich combination of architecture from a distance. If you are lucky, then you might see the Hindu Cremation taking place.

 

Bouddhanath 

Bouddhanath is also a stupa. It is one of the holiest pilgrimages of the Buddhists. It has a white doom just like Swayambhunath, whatever the myth is, it contains the bones of Kasyapa Buddha (Buddha incarnation), while others say it contains the bone of Lord Buddha. Around the base of the stupa are 108 small images of the Dhyani Buddha Amitabha. Go anytime to enjoy these images.

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    Guesthouse

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

We have a morning flight to Pokhara. The flight offers us great views of the Annapurna and a spectacular aerial view of Pokhara and Phewa Lake. After arriving in Pokhara transfer to the hotel and the rest of the day free to explore this beautiful city.

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After breakfast and hotel check out we will drive up to Nayapul to start our trek. On the way we can see the mighty Machhapuchhre (fishtail) Moutain watching over us. Nayapul will be our gateway to reach the Annapurna Base Camp. After our lunch we descend on to the Modi River and cross. Stone trails will lead us further up through beautiful forests and grassy valleys until we reach Tikhedunga our overnight destination of the day.

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    BLD

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After breakfast we begin our trek towards Ghorepani. Our first obstacle will be the 3200 stone steps towards Ulleri. Reaching Ulleri we can have a 1 hour break for lunch and we continue towards Ghorepani. The trail will ascend and descend at parts, the landscape changes from open farmlands to lush rainforest. Overnight stay at Ghorepani.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

We have an early rise at 4.20 am to climb up the famous Poon Hill for a stunning sunrise view of the Annapurnas. Reaching up on Poon Hill we can take many photos and congratulate ourself for reaching our treks destination.  After descending back down to Ghorepani for our breakfast we continue the trip towards Tadapani. We ascend upwards through beautiful rhododendron forests filled with the nature songs of many bird species. A downwards hike towards the valley and again up the mountain until we reach Tadapani our overnight stay of the day.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

Today is an easy downwards hike towards Ghandruk. Following the trail through one of the biggest rhododendron forests the jungle scenery with the occasional monkey swinging in the trees. The trail consists mostly out of stone steps and forests paths until reaching the terrace village of Ghandruk home of the Gurung people. Overnight stay at Ghandruk.

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    Guesthouse

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    BLD

We enjoy the morning in Ghandruk and take some beautiful Annapurna pictures before heading downhill towards the river. Traversing many stone steps leading us further down, this can become tricky as it can be very slippery. After reaching the river we climb back up a hill until reaching the village of Landruk for our lunch break. From now it becomes harder as we have more uneven stone steps to ascend and descend. Feeling it in our legs we are happy to reach our overnight destination of the day; Pothana village.

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    BLD

The last day of our trek today. Hiking downwards through beautiful forest trails we reach Dhampus a very nice village from where we can see our last panoramic views of the Annapurna range, continuing more downwards until reaching a place called Phedi, from here we take the local bus to Pokhara lakeside city for our overnight stay. Depending on wat time we reach Pokhara we can participate in various activities such as boating on Phewa Lake, visiting the Davids Fall waterfalls and the Gupteshwor Cave.

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After our hotel breakfast and check out we prepare to go to the airport for our flight back to Kathmandu and the conclusion of our trek.

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    Breakfast

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    Tourist Bus

Before 3 hours of your schedule flight time, you will transfer to the airport with our representative in a private vehicle.

  • Meals provided

    Breakfast

  • Transportation

    Private Vehicle

Cost and Dates

Cost & Dates

The price below is per person. If you have more than 12 people, then please feel free to ask for a discount. Those who love to do a single trip or a special trip with family, friends, and yourself, you can fill up the private journey or a tailor-made journey. According to your requirements, we will send you the price. TMG is happy to serve you very much.

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