Kathmandu-(7 hrs) Pokhara- (3 hrs)Ulleri-(4 hrs 30 mins walk) Ghorepani-(7 hrs) Poonhill- Tadapani-(2 hrs drive) Ghandruk-(4-5 hrs) Pokhara- (7-8 hrs by bus)Kathmandu
February, March, April, May, September, December
The Ghorepani Poonhill trek is the best short treks that bring you closer to the beautiful Himalayas from Nepal. You can see spectacular high peaks that make you delighted from inside. Therefore, it is not a big surprise for anyone to stay longer on the trip. You can walk for a short time, especially with older children to observe things around them. This trek is for people of every age group. However, you should be interested in the trek. This journey is very valuable with incredible scenery, engaging culture, and comfortable accommodation. Walking is not that exhausting with all those beauties around..
The trip passes with the villages that welcome you with warm culture. There is terraced farmland that provides you an insight into the traditional farming of Nepal. Farming and cattle rearing is the major occupation of local people residing in the villages. You will be more delighted to see rhododendron forests, over Glacier Rivers, waterfalls, and spectacular views of sheer cliffs. On top of that, there are the giant Himalayas that add beauty to nature. The sunrise from the Poonhill is something that excites every traveler. Therefore, many travelers at Ghorepani wake up at the dawn so that they can make the Poonhill trekking.
On the way, you will be observing Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Mardi, Manaslu etc. We can observe the amazing views of the mountains from Poon Hill and discover the diverse Annapurna region. The Poonhill trek also welcomes you with warm hospitality of Gurung community. The Ghandruk village is amazing for cultural tourism of Gurung community.
You can change this itinerary, services, accommodation, duration of this trip etc.to suit your needs and budget. The choice is yours. Let us help you tailor your perfect holiday.
A representative from our office will pick you from the airport after you arrive in Kathmandu. He/She will take you to our hotel. In the afternoon, we may visit the office or take a rest if you are too tired. You will also be provided a welcome dinner hosted by our institution. You will be served authentic Nepali cuisine that tells you the Nepalese culture. You will stay overnight in Kathmandu.
We will start a guided tour to several historical attractions in Kathmandu. They are also scheduled as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. You will get an opportunity to visit the historic Durbar Square, the Pashupatinath (commonly known as sacred Hindu temple) the Swayambhunath and Bouddhanath, etc. Bouddhanath is said to be one of the major stupas in the world. At noon, you will get your equipment checked by the climbing leader. We will stay overnight in Kathmandu.
We will go to Pokhara on the 2nd day. There are two options to head to Pokhara. You can drive or travel by air. A drive would take 7-8 hrs while a flight will take just 25 minutes to reach. You may drive if you want to enjoy highway scenes. Otherwise, you can take a short scenic flight. It is up to you how you want to travel. If you take a flight, you can enjoy the rest of the day, chilling or exploring Pokhara.
6-7 hours drive
We drive towards Nayapool after having breakfast. After that, we will begin a short hike going up to the village of Ulleri. There we will spend our night. People also lose around 7 to 10 percent of body weight during the hike. This is a common phenomenon that also depends on your appetite and other factors. Most seasoned trekkers manage to eat a healthy diet along with a long journey. Climbers are highly encouraged to eat as much as possible.
3 hrs drive
We walk towards Ghorepani following fertile trails along the way. On the way, you could see streams, waterfalls, and rhododendron and pine forests. We will be reaching Ghorepani village after 5-6 hours of walk. You can explore the village that has traditional Gurung and Magars culture. You can see the typical Gurung culture if you visit Ghnadruk village. If you want to do other trek and volunteer activities around villages, feel free to contact the office/tour operator. We will spend the night at Ghorepani.
You can catch the sunrise over the Himalayas if you make an early morning climb along the absolute path to the standpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft). It is the most popular trekking target of the Annapurna region. It is also a great standpoint to benefit from the amazing views of Mustang and Pokhara. You can enjoy more than 20 of the highest mountains as well as the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains emerge above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs, we go back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we start east and climb a close-by ridge. We move down through rhododendron forests, pass by stunning waterfalls and reach Tadapani. We will stay overnight at Tadapani.
We make a sharp drop through the dense and dark forest from Tadapani. We will be walking through a dense forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees come into flower, these forests turn into remarkable gardens. By afternoon, depending upon the period of travel, we also get to enjoy cherry blossoms. After trekking a few extra minutes, we enter the village of Ghandruk. It is a slope settlement with stone houses mostly occupied by the Gurung people. Here, we enjoy the gorgeously close-up very tall views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains.
2 hrs drive
We carry on our trek to Nayapool. From there we drive to Pokhara where we will stay overnight. It is better to explore some more days to Pokhara if you want. It is one of the best places to discover natural beauty. Do not forget to visit Davis falls, Mahendra cave as well as the lakeside of Pokhara. We do organize other adventures and sports activities besides trek. Please feel free to contact the tour operator or guide. They are 24/7 ready in service. We will provide you unused services if you want to explore Pokhara. You can use them anytime. They include farewell dinner, transportation service, etc.
We say goodbye to the stunning lake city of Pokhara after breakfast. After that, we drive towards Kathmandu. After reaching Kathmandu, we have the remaining day off to rest or do some reminder shopping. You can either go by flight which only takes 25 minutes. However, if we drive by bus we can observe cultural and natural beauties around more vividly.
7-8 hrs by bus
On this day, we may also go for the short tour to Kathmandu valley as there are various important sites such as Patan Durbar Square, Hanuman Dhoka, Bhaktapur, etc. We will have a farewell dinner in the evening to celebrate the successful journey. The overnight will be at Kathmandu. You can buy some other essential items for the flight through Kathmandu if you want.
Our journey in Nepal comes to an end from today. Our representative will guide us to the airport about 3 hours before our planned flight. On our way home, we have an abundance of time to map our next adventure in the astonishing country of Nepal.
Trekkers will enjoy 3 hearty meals on each day of the trek. You will have breakfast and dinner at the same lodge where you will stay at night. You will be provided lunch at teahouses or small restaurants along the way. You can easily choose your favorite food from the menu provided to you. Our leaders will make sure that you are provided with the right foods. You will be given fresh and organic fruits. They may be brought from Kathmandu or locally sourced in the villages. Your diet will comprise complex carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. The chefs are trained in hygienic food preparation and allergy safety. We may arrange vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher diets with prior notice.
Many travelers also might think about who they are traveling with. You don’t have to worry about this. You will be traveling with like-minded travelers from all around the world. There is no such age limit for doing this trek. The only thing is you need to be healthy and have the willingness to trek. Your previous hiking experience, as well as mental fitness, counts a lot. We will be trying to include the same age group persons in a group so that the hiking pace among trekkers matches.
Besides, altitude sickness has been a major problem for most of the visitors. Here are the few tips that are tried and tested by our professional leaders:
You need to pack your bags lightly because you will not be able to carry heavy loads along with the trek. You will not be able to enjoy your journey in the Himalayas unless you pack wisely. You will be sleeping in small lodges and tea houses during the entire trip. Please be prepared with the right clothes as per the season. It will get colder at the higher elevations especially during winters. You can also consult us or simply visit our comprehensive packing list for the Ghorepani Poonhill trek in Nepal.
The best time is during the pre-monsoon months of March through May. It is also favorable after post-monsoon. This starts from late September till December. However, it is also possible to trek in February and early September.
We will run our booked trips under normal circumstances. You will still be going on the trip even if other hikers cancel at the end moment. We will not cancel the whole trip even if there are fewer participants. Please note that we will not be continuing the trip if there is a political riot, natural disasters, pandemics, epidemics or catastrophes, etc.
You will be guided by experts who are experienced and have been to camp multiple times for years. Our guides are locals who communicate in English. They acquire deep knowledge of the mountain, people, culture, hygiene, and safety.
Our institution offers a lifetime deposit policy. This allows you the flexibility to transfer your deposit to anyone or any other trip. However, you will charge a certain amount, if you wished to cancel your booked trips. You may visit our booking terms and conditions. In this way, you will get detailed information.
The accommodation in this region is considered the best so far. There is an upscale service than anywhere else in the upper Himalayas. It’s all up to you where you want to sleep. You may choose from guesthouses, hotels, resorts, or teahouses. Guesthouses may vary from extremely expensive to cheap. Low-budget houses are usually of poor quality. They are as not much deluxe as those in the urban areas. However, they are well off than the cheap lodges or budges guesthouse. Teahouses' accommodation is most predominant amongst hikers. They are equipped with furnished wood and solar hot showers. You will have a pillow, mattress, and a blanket along with western toilet facilities. As you ascend higher, the accommodation will be simpler with basic facilities.
11 Days from US $3500
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