Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • 10 Days
  • US$ 750
  • Destination: Nepal
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Transportation: Private Vehicle/Tourist Bus
  • Accommodation: Lodge to lodge
  • Max. Altitude: 3210M.
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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a very famous trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It is regarded as the easy and short trek that is generally combined with Chitwan safari package. Ghorepani trek is highly suitable for the family trip, because the highest point is 3210 meters (Poon Hill) and the trail is fine. Ghorepani Poonhill trek is also known as Ghorepani Ghandruk trek. Local people from this area are mainly the Gurung and Magar, they are known as the brave Gurkhas.  

Ghorepani trek is popular for both reasons: Autumn and spring. The forest of this area will be colorful with rhododendron in spring. Exploring the natural diversities and experiencing the ethnic cultural lifestyles. The trek embarks from Nayapul after an hour drive from Pokhara. Following the trail from terraced farms, you ascend to steep steps to Ulleri. Ghorepani is a step ahead through the rhododendron forest. This makes the trek more attractive and picturesque enough for your unique experience. We recommend you to trek in the spring season to enjoy the blooming rhododendrons that have various colors. Even you can see nicely blooming cherry blossom during the autumn. Nice waterfalls, rice fields and green hills are really amazing. The tiny Magar village- Ghorepani is located there. It is located beneath of the Poon Hill. From the view tower of the Poon Hill, Mt. Annapurna, Fishtail, Himchuli, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and others can be explored. The next charming destination is Ghandruk via Tadapani. Ghandruk is the home of Gurkhas. It is a culturally hot spot basically of Gurung community. Enjoying the Gurung hospitality, you trek further to Nayapul and drive further to Pokhara. .

Frolic Adventure organizes Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with experienced Annapurna guide. Please, feel free to contact us to customize the Ghorepani trek itinerary and make your Annapurna holidays awesome.

Outline Itinerary

  • 01Arrive in Kathmandu(1350m.) overnight at hotel.
  • 02pre-trip meeting and Kathmandu city tour.overnight at hotel.
  • 03Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m.)6-7 hrs.
  • 04Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga (1540m.)3 hrs.
  • 05Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m.)7 hrs.
  • 06Hike to Poon Hill (3210m.) and trek to Tadapani (2630m.)5 hrs.
  • 07Trek from Tadapani to Syauli Bazar. (1220m.)5 hrs.
  • 08Trek from Syauli bazar to Naya Pul(2 hrs.) and drive to Pokhara.1 hrs.
  • 09Drive back to Kathmandu.Fare well dinner with Frolic Adventure.
  • 10Departure to international airport for your final flight.

Cost included

  • Airport pick up and drop by private car/van/bus.
  • 3 nights Accomodation in 2/3 star standard hotel including breakfast as per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • 2 night Accomodation in pokhara in standard hotel including breakfast sa per the above itinerary twin sharing basis.
  • Private car/van/bus for cultural tour.
  • All the ground transportations during the trip.
  • Your standard meals BLD during the trek with a cup of hot tea/coffee in breakfast
  • All necessary paper works,conservation area entry permits, TIMS card and monument entrance fees
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples).
  • Salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transportation and insurance for the guide and porter.
  • Arrangement of emergency helicopter service which will be paid by your travel insurance company.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets, duffle bags, city and trekking route maps – if necessary.
  • Frolic Adventure invites you farewell dinner on last night.
  • All government taxes (Gst) and Stationery expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • Nepal entry visa fee (you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at tribhuwan international airport  (Kathmandu). You will require 2 passport size photos & 25 USD.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • Lunch and dinner while you are in cities Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • All entry fees for heritage sites.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks.
  • Sweet things like dessert/chocolate.
  • Hot shower / batteries charge / heater during the trek.
  • International airfare.
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver. (Tipping is expected as part of 10%service charge).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on including section.

Trip Map

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Arrive in Kathmandu(1350m.) overnight at hotel.You will be welcomed at Tribhuvan international airport in Kathmandu by the representative of Frolic Adventure. You will check into your hotel and if you have leisure time, you can visit the tourist hot-spots in Thamel. Overnight at Hotel.
*Accommodation: Hotel.
*Meals: Breakfast.

Day 02pre-trip meeting and Kathmandu city tour.overnight at hotel.City tour starts early after breakfast about 9:00am.You will visit the UNESCO world heritage sites in Kathmandu that include Pashupatinath, Boudhanath, Swayambunath and the Durbar Squares. You will have great experience of diverse religion, culture in the people as well as art and architecture of the temples and palace. You will be briefed about the trek after your full day city tour. Overnight at Hotel.
*Accommodation: Hotel.
*Meals: Breakfast

Day 03Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (820m.)6-7 hrs.You will start to drive to Pokhara early after breakfast by comfortable tourist bus. You can enjoy the scenic route along the bank of Trishuli River on the 7-8 hours’ drive to Pokhara. You can walk around beautiful fewa lakes after checked in to your Hotel. Overnight Hotel.
*Accommodation: Hotel.
*Meals: Breakfast.

Day 04Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tikhedunga (1540m.)3 hrs.You will drive to Nayapul after having your breakfast at your hotel in Pokhara. However, you will drive for about 41 km to Nayapul. The trek officially begins after you enter the checkpoint at ACAP. From here you will cross Modi river which coming from Annapurna base camp and walk about 4 hours enjoying the scenery and the nature, listening to the flowing Bhurungdi Khola until you reach Tikhedhunga. You will be enjoying with local crops and farming terraces on your trek. Overnight at guest house.
*Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge.
*Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.

Day 05Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2850m.)7 hrs.This ia the second day of your trek. You will start your trek after having your breakfast at guest house. After Tikhedhunga, the steep climbs of Ulleri starts. The glorious views of the mountains make the walk a spectacular one as they give you a peak from time to time from different points. You can see cherry blossoms during November around this area. The mixture of culture and nature seen in the local villages along with the farms and streams and springs provide a serene experience and after you pass through the Rhododendron forests, you reach Ghorepani where you will spend your second night. Overnight at guest house.
*Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge.
*Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.

Day 06Hike to Poon Hill (3210m.) and trek to Tadapani (2630m.)5 hrs.You will hike up to Poon hill very early morning with head lamp to see sunrise views on mountain range. This is the main point of this trek from where you can see scenic Annapurna Himalayan range. The walk to Poonhill is about 45 minutes which is one of the most enriching walks as we get to witness the unparalleled views of the golden rays of the sun shining the snow capped peaks of mountains like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and many others. After relishing in the wonderful views, you return to the hotel for breakfast. From there you continue the trek for about 5-6 hours to reach Tadapani. Overnight at guest house.
*Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge.
*Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.

Day 07Trek from Tadapani to Syauli Bazar. (1220m.)5 hrs.The trek to Ghandruk is about 3 hours long which includes mostly of steep descents. You will pass through forests, streams, ridges and finally stone steps to reach the beautiful and historic village of Ghandruk. You will stop for Lunch here and visit small Gurung cultural museum if yu are interested. The main inhabitants are the Gurkhas. The village surrounded by Annapurna and Machchhapuchhre is one of the largest Gurung settlements in the country. After having Lunch in Ghandruk, You will trek down to Syauli bazaar another 2 hrs. Also you have an option to go to natural hot spring this day if you don't come to ghandruk. There is another trail goes from Tadapani. Overnight at guest house.
*Accommodation: Guest house/Lodge.
*Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner.

Day 08Trek from Syauli bazar to Naya Pul(2 hrs.) and drive to Pokhara.1 hrs.It is the last day of the trekking trip when you will have an easy walk about 2 hrs to Nayapul from Syauli bazaar but if you do hot spring trail, this day will be long day about 6-7 hrs to Nayapul. You will end the trek here and take a drive back to Pokhara. You have the options here in Pokhara either rest or take or walk or chill in one of the many restaurants and pubs in the lakeside area. Overnight at Hotel.
*Accommodation: Hotel.
*Meals: Breakfast/Lunch.

Day 09Drive back to Kathmandu.Fare well dinner with Frolic Adventure.After enjoying pokhara stay, you drive back to Kathmandu for around 6-7 hours. You can enjoy the evening souvenir shopping around Thamel if you would like, a popular tourist hub. You will be invited for fare well dinner by Frolic Adventure this evening. Overnight at Hotel.
*Accommodation: Hotel.
*Meals: Breakfast/Dinner.

Day 10Departure to international airport for your final flight.On the day of the departure, our representative will pick you up from the hotel and depart to you to the airport. Frolic Adventure would like to welcome you for your next visit to uncover other treasures of Nepal.

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