Trekking

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Highlights

  • One of Nepal’s most popular short treks—and for good reason
  • Climb 3,280 steps to be rewarded by panoramic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri
  • Stay at the night in comfortable teahouses or hotel along the trekking route
  • Enjoy views of alpine lakes, forest, Gurung cultures, villages, and mountains—including Annapurna South, Fishtail and Nilgiri

Overview

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek (also known as the ” Ghorepani or Poon Hill Trek”) is one of Nepal’s most trekking trails in the Annapurna Region. In a short amount of time, you pass through the Rhododendron forest, beautiful Gurung Villages and their cultures, Panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I, and Annapurna South. Are you interested in doing Ghorepani Poonhill Trek? Get in touch with us we can organize Poon Hill Trek for you with a well-experienced trekking guide.

Poon Hill Trek is one of the most exciting short treks in the Annapurna region. The evergreen trekking route leads you to the beautiful rhododendron forest, ethnic village, and deadliest mountain Annapurna. Poon Hill, the amazing spot which fulfills your dream to see the snow-capped mountain peaks. As being a fast and smooth trek, its getting popular day by day. The route passing alongside the Modi Khola which leads to Ghandruk. We can also go from Nayapul too.

Ghorepani is the superb journey near Annapurna mountain which is timely suitable. The unique culture and hospitality of the Gurungs people are found in the Ghorepani Poon hill region. The landscapes of the Annapurna, Fishtail, Gandarbachuli, and Gangapurna are the most incredible mountain escapes on the planet. Sunset and Sunrise change the color of the Annapurna Mountain range appear heavenly.

Ghorepani Trek is short trekking trails that provide a terrific mountain view in Nepalese Himalayas. You can watch the best panorama of Annapurna range including Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Dhaulagiri. Others mountain are Nilgiri, Machhhapuchhure, Lamjung Himal, Himchuli. Also, you may be surprised by the way of the green hills, wildlife flora, and fauna. From Poon Hill, the trail descends steeply to Nayapul. If you have more time, there is another route from Poon hill to Khopra Danda which is fabulous to hike.

Ghandruk is a stunning village with Gurung People and their cultures. You can see excellent views of the Annapurna south peak. From Ghandruk, you will be taking to Tadapani and then west to Ghorepani. It additionally, Ghorepani trek offers picturesque mountain villages, forests of brilliant rhododendrons, Gurung people and cultures. This complete excellent element makes it a remarkable adventure to trekking in Nepal.

In the hiking route, a deep sub-tropical village in a dense forest of rhododendron with hundreds of species of birds, plants, and fauna makes the Poon Hill trekking so amazing and unique. This trek is suitable for those trekkers who have a short time to do trek who want to explore the deadliest mountain in the World.

Fast Facts
Duration8 days
Max. elevation3,210 m (Poon Hill)
Start/finishTikhedhunga/Nayapul
DifficultyModerate
Trek-styleTeahouse

Suggested Itinerary

Most frequently, this tip is full in 6 days (3 days to reach Ghorepani, and 3 days to return to Nayapul). Remember, however, your trekking is dependent upon how quickly you move and the way you like to appreciate your trek. This trek may also be performed in, either way, both ways equally as rewarding. From Pokhara, you’re going to be hauled to Nayapul, in which you will formally start your trek.

 Ghorepani Poon Hill Outline Itinerary

DayHighlightsOvernight
Day 1Welcome to Kathmandu TIA!Kathmandu
Day 2Explore Kathmandu and SightseeingKathmandu
Day 3Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Trek to Tikhedhunga (5,170 feet / 1,570 m)Tikhedhunga
Day 4Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (9,318 feet / 2,840 m)Ghorepani
Day 5Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (8,562 feet / 2,610 m); Sunrise point at Poon HillTadapani
Day 6Trek from Tadapani to Nayapul, Drive to PokharaPokhara
Day 7Fly from Pokhara to KathmanduKathmandu
Day 8Depart Kathmandu

Permit for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Two different permits are essential for the Mardi Himal Trek i.e. ACAP and TIMS

ACAP (Annapurna Conservation Area Entry Permit)

The ACAP is the essential entry permit collected for Annapurna Conservation Area. Nayapul is the first entry point to check your ACAP. The ACAP permit costs around 30USD which include an additional amount of VAT. For SAARC nationals, it is quite less. For SAARC nations, the ACAP permit cost is 5USD. You can get the permit either from Pokhara or Kathmandu.

TIMS (Trekkers Information Management System)

As being trekker in the Mountain, TIMS is another essential permits for foreign trekkers. With the help of the TIMS, they keep a count on the number of trekkers. It is useful to search for them if they are lost or something happens. TIMS cost is around 25USD per person.

Accommodation, Meals, and Drinks for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Accommodation

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the magnificent Tea House Trek. Likewise, in this area, you can see some homestay. These are social and beautiful. They are well going to the best potential administrations and facilities.

Meals

To supply adequate vitality, multi-day you will get multiple times dinners (Breakfast, Lunch, and supper) with espresso or tea as you like. In the teahouse, you can discover a menu for the dinner incorporates lively things. About a tea on the menu show you cleanly, similar to Black Tea, Milk Tea, Green Tea, Ginger Tea, Lemon Tea, and the sky is the limit from there.

During the trek at Annapurna Region, you will have an ordinary lunch and supper menu included Nepalese Dal-Bhat-Tarkari (Nepalese vitality sustenance). You can likewise discover noodles things, soup things, curry things, Pizza and sandwich things. Somewhere you can discover progressively mainland nourishment things.

Drinks

The vital beverage during the trek is water. The measure of water in the body is diminishing while at the same time perspiring. Now and again, your body may dry out during the trek. In this way, you should drink loads of water during the climb.

Other than water, you can discover hot and cold beverages like tea, espresso, and warm water. Drinking liquor and refreshments caused drying out isn’t recommended during the trek. Be that as it may, you can taste the neighborhood drinks while you return.

Cost to Hire Guides and Porters for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Guides are individuals who help you all through the trekking. The guide can speak with you in English. Additionally, they can assist you in communicating with local people and trekkers on the trails. Guides shouldn’t convey your gear.

An authorized proficient guide charge around 30 USD to 35 USD every day for the Poon Hill Trek. This expense covers their convenience, sustenance, and protection also.

Porter is an individual who helps to conveys your trek outfits all through the trekking. Porter doesn’t stroll with you, walk relentlessly keeping up their direction. A Porter charges around 25USD to 30 USD every day.

Difficulty & speed

Normally, this is a comparatively simple trek in contrast to other, higher-altitude treks in Nepal. On day 4, however, anticipate a steep climb up the rock stairs (3,381 measures in total), from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani – 1,387 m of elevation gain in one day isn’t to be dismissed. Your hiking duration every day will mostly depend on your own fitness and how much you really want to cease to enjoy the views. Above, we have indicated the pace that trekkers prefer.

Getting there & away

The town of Pokhara is the primary starting point for virtually all of the treks in the Annapurna Region, for this one(Pokhara is a 25-minute trip or a 6-7 hour drive from Kathmandu.) From Pokhara, you will either have a personal jeep or public bus to Nayapul, in which you are going to be dropped off to start your trek.

Conclusion

Finally, Ghorepani Poon Hill is easy trekking trails in Annapurna Region. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the classical viewpoint of the Annapurna range where you will follow ancient trails. The local trails connect local villages, through blooming rhododendron forest and rice paddies. you will have time to see views of snow-covered mountains. At the hotel, sleep in comfortable teahouses and lodge located in a small village along the route. This is suitable for those trekker’s have less time who prefer mountain, unique cultural village and lifestyle. Have a wonderful journey!!!

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