Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

North of Nepal's famous Lake city Pokhara ( 200 Kms west of Kathmandu) lies the Poon Hill Ghorepani trek.The Poon hill Ghorepani trek is an immensely popular short trek to the Annapurnas The breathtaking mountain scenery of whole Annapurna range and the beautiful ethnic Gurung villages justify the popularity of Ghorepani Poon hill trekking and is the bestseller among all our short trekking tours. Relatively easy trek includes walking along streams and forests for those who are looking for a few days close to nature, yet it is not far away and involves no high climbing.You absolutely have no risk of altitude sickness on this trek. 

The poon hill ghorepani trek starts from Nayapul Crossing the suspension bridge over Modhi Khola river, after an hour of drive from Pokhara. We ascend through ethnic villages and farm terraces enjoying the views of Machhapuchare Towering above. On the second day we walk mostly through woods before we reach Ghorepani Village base camp of the Poon hill .Next morning we make an early climb of one hour to the nearby Poon hill for the spectacular view of the Dhaulagiri, Annapurna , Nilgiri, Fishtail and other famous mountains of the west region.
The whole of Ghorepani is densely forested with rhododendron trees, the national flower of Nepal. Every spring it is tremendous scenery to watch these forests in bloom with the panorama of the high mountains on the skyline
From Ghorepani we descend for the beautiful Gurung (name of a tribe) village of Ghandruk on the lap of the Annapurnas. The village is known for its traditional houses, rich culture and the great landscape. Walking down through the innumerable steps we make a loop at Birethanti and catch our vehicle for Pokhara at Nayapul.We trace back no part of the trail on this itinerary. On our whole trek, we use the mountain lodges called the tea houses for our food and accommodation.

Day 01: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (914m.) takes about six hours.

Day 02: Drive from Pokhara (915 m.) to Nayapul (1050m.) by car takes one and a half hour’s drive.

Day 03: Trek from Tirkhedhunga to Ghorepani (2675 m.) it takes about six hours.

Day 04: Trek from Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3180m.) to Tadapani (2675m.) takes about five and half hours.

Day 05: Trek from Tadapani (2675m.) to Ghandruk (1950m.) and trek to Nayal Pul and drive back to pokhara 

Day 06: Drive from Pokhara to Kathamndu .take about six hours.

                                                Trek End.

 

 

Day 1: Naya pul to Tikedungha 

From Naya pul it's a short walk up Modi Khola to the large village of Birethanti at 1000m, where you can really see how clivilised this trek is. Briethanti has a bakery, bank and even sidewalk cafes. A trail east to Ghandruk turn off here. brithanti has excellent hotel but you many want to continue farther to shorten the next day's long climb. sticking to the northern side of the Bhurungdi khola. the trail climbs to Hille and nearby Tikedungha at 1525m. Both Tikedungha and hill have places to stay . 

Day 2: Tikedungha to Ghorapni 

From Tikedungha the trail drops down and crosses the Bhurungdi Khola, then climbs very steeply up a stone staircase to ulleri, a large Magar village at 1960m. it continues to ascend, but more gently, through fine forests of oak and rhododendron to Banthanti at 2250m and then Nagathanti at 2460m. Another hour's walk brings you to Ghorapani 2750m. 

only a short walk beyond Ghorapani is the Deorali pass and village (deorali also means' pass) with spectacular views, and this is where most people stay. an hour,s climb from here will take you to poon (or pun) Hill at 3210m, one of the best Himalyan viewpints in Nepal. There are Hotels at Ghorapani and Deorali. Ghora means horse and pani means water and indeed, long caravans of pack horses are regularly seen all along the jomsom Trek,

A trail also runs from Ghorapani/Deorali To Ghandruk. This part of the trek is plagued by leeches during the monsoon and there may be snow on the trail in the winter. 

Day 3: Ghorapani to Tadapani 

The total duration of the trek for the day is about five and a half hours. Early morning hike to Poon Hill (3232m.) allows you to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. En-route, you will frequently see waterfalls, rocks, wild animals, local birds and green vegetation. Stay overnight at lodge.

Day 4: Tadapani To Ghandruk 

It is an easy descent all the way, passing through the dense forest of oak, rhododendrons and fir. This is one of the popular destinations for the bird lovers. Ghandruk is a picturesque Gurung village famous for culture and traditional hospitality Ghandruk to Nayapul and same day Drive back to pokhara.Stay overnight at Hotel. 

Day 06: Drive from Pokhara to Kathamndu .take about six hours.

Cost Includes

Airport pick-up and drop off services
Trekking guide
Porter/s( One porter can carry up to 30 kgs luggage of two participants)
Entry Permit for Annapurna conservation Area
Trekkers' Information Management system(TIMS) card
All land transportation
All meals three times a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Accommodation in teahouses (lodges) during the trek

Necessary equipment such as sleeping bag, down jacket etc.
Rescue assistance
First aid kit
Necessary insurance for trekking staff
One night hotel accommodation in Pokhara at lake side on breakfast basis
Four nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu on breakfast basis.
One day sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley with tour guide and private vehicle.
Entry fees while sightseeing in and around Kathmandu valley
Cost Excludes

Nepalese visa fee
International airfare to and from Kathmandu
Excess baggage charges
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 guides and porters

» Backpack / Duffel Bag
» Day Pack
» Trekking Boots/ shoes
» Socks x 4
» Sleeping Bag (4 season this can be rented in Kathmandu)
» Shorts x 2
» Fleece Pant / Jacket
» Flashlight
» Shirt/T-shirt x 2
» Thermal Underwear Top 2 / Bottoms 2
» Book
» Trekking polls (optional)
» Sun Hat / Visor Gloves
» Sun Screen
» Sunglasses (UV protected- imperative to have quality eye wear)
» Waterproof Jacket
» Waterproof Pants
» Watch
» Warm Hat with ear protection
» Permit / Money
» Camera / Film
» Down Jacket (this can be rented in Kathmandu)
» Small First Aid Kit

Trip Highlights
  • Duration: 6 Days
  • Type of Trek: Teahouse / Camping
  • Max Altitude: 3232m.
  • Minimum Pax: 1 +
  • Mode of travel: Land Transportation
  • Grade: Moderate

Trekking Information