Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trip Introduction
Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek which is more popularly known as Mini Annapurna Circuit Trek is one of the shortest trekking trails in Annapurna Region. Very few other trekking routes take you through as diverse experiences as this trek does. September to December and February to May are best season for Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. Not only does Poon hill trek offers best sunrise and view of Pokhara but this scenic hill station which is located at 3210m altitude also offers panoramic views of majestic mountains including Annapurna Mountain Range, Dhaulagiri Mountain, Fish Tail Mountain, Manaslu Mountain and other surrounding peaks and mountains. Poon Hill is the highest point that you will conquer in this trek. There is no risk of high altitude sickness and you do not need previous trekking experience to join this trek which makes Ghorepani trekking is the best family holiday package. Awe-inspiring sunrise view from Poon Hill, panoramic views of glistening Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m), Annapurna I Mountain (8091m), Annapurna II Mountain (7939m), Annapurna III Mountain (7555m), Annapurna South Mountain (7219m),NilgiriMountain ( 7041m) and Machhapuchhre Mountain (6998m), traversing colourful rhododendron, orchidand oak forest, plenty of opportunity to witness rare and endangered wildlife, visiting largest Gurung village of Ghandruk and passing through culturallyrich villages of Gurung and Magar ethnics are some of the Ghorepani Poonhill trekking highlights.

Tourist Link Treks &Expedition organizes Poon Hill trekking itinerary to be completed in 10 days. We also provide custom tailored Poon hill trekto fit your interest and budget. Go through our Ghorepani Poon hill trek reviews to know what others think about this trek. Backed by professional team of government license holder expert guides, we are here to offer you with lifetime opportunity of Annapurna trekking at budget price.

OItinerary Outline
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m)
Day02: Full Day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
Day03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara(910m) 5 hrs
Day04: Drive to Nayapul (40min), Trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) 4hrs
Day05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani(2855m)5 hrs
Day06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) (1 hr) to Tadapani (2700m) 3 hrs
Day07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m)5 hrs
Day08: Trek to Nayapul 3 hrs, Drive to Pokhara (910m)40 min
Day09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 5 hrs
Day10: International Departure

 

Detail Itinerary
Day01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1310m)
Once you arrive at Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu, you need to go through custom formalities. You will find our representative waiting for you with a placard displaying your name. You will be transferred to the three star category hotel in a private vehicle for comfortable stay.

Day02: Full Day Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour
You will be taken to our office on the next day for documentation work. You will be introduced to your guide and fellow trekking members. The guide will give you briefing regarding Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek itinerary. Enjoy Full Day Guided Kathmandu Sightseeing Tour. The tour begins with visit to Nepal’s holiest Hindu temple of Pashupatinath and continues with visit to Nepal’s largest Buddhist Stupa at Bouddhanath. We will also stop by Nepal’s oldest Swayambhunath Stupa. Our day Tour concludes with visit to Kathmandu Durbar Square.

Day03: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara (910m) 5 hrs
Distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is 200 km. These two popular cities are linked together by Prithvi Highway. Early in the morning, we will reach Tourist Bus Station at Kantipath to catch a bus. We will follow the meandering path that offers exquisite views of green hills, Trishuli River and forest. We will reach Pokhara in about 5 hours. You can go for boating in Phewa Lake in the evening and row the boat by yourself to reach the Island Temple of Tal Barahi that exists at the middle of Phewa Lake. Stay overnight in hotel.

Day04: Drive to Nayapul (40min), Trek to Tikhedhunga (1577m) 4 hrs
Taking breakfast early in the morning, we will take an hour long drive and pass through Lumle village with scenic view of Annapurna at the backdrop to reach Nayapul. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek begins from Nayapul. We will follow Modi River and pass through settlements of Ramgai and Sudame from where we will choose the escalating path uphill to Hile from where we will proceed to TikheDhunga. Stay overnight in TikheDhunga.

Day05: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2855m) 5 hrs
We will cross Bhurungdi River and climb stone staircases to the Magar village of Ulleri. We will cross the rhododendron and oak forest and choose ascending path to Nangethati. Climbing further through oak and spruce forest that is rich in wildlife and bird views, we will reach Ghorepani where we will stay overnight.

Day06: Ghorepani to Poon Hill (3210m) (1 hr) to Tadapani (2700m) 3 hrs
1 hourof casual trek will take us to Poon Hill (3210m). We will enjoy the best sunrise view in Pokhara from Poon hill. We will also be rewarded with panoramic views of mountains including Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Nilgiri (7040m), Annapurna South (7219m),Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Hunchuli (6441m),  Machhapuchhare (6998m), Tukuche peak (6920m), Dhampus peak (6012m) and other surrounding peaks and mountains. We will return to Ghorepani and pass through pine and juniper forest to Deurali and then we will lower down to Banthati from where we will head towards Tadapani for overnight stay.

Day07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m) 5 hrs
Leaving Tadapani early in the morning, we will lower down through forest area that offers exquisite views of mountains. We will follow the descending trail all the way to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is the largest Gurung village in the region. We will visit Ghandruk Museum and enjoy the cultural show in the evening. Homestay is available in Ghandruk.

Day08: Trek to Nayapul 3 hrs, Drive to Pokhara (910m) 40 min
Walking past the terraced fields of Ghandruk, we will lower down through Birethanti village to Nayapul. We will catch a vehicle and return back to Pokhara. You can explore the nearby marketplace to buy souvenir items. Stay overnight in a hotel in Pokhara.

Day09: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu 5 hrs
We will return to Kathmandu on this day. Follow the meandering Prithvi Highway for 5 hours to arrive at Kathmandu. You will be transferred to the hotel for luxurious stay.

Day10: International Departure
As this is the end of Ghorepani Poon hill trekking, you will be transferred to Airport three hours before your scheduled flight. Safe journey. 
 

Cost Include

  • Airport pick up and drop
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu in 3 Star Category hotel as per itinerary under B/B plan
  • Three Board Meal during trekking
  • Seasonal Fruits
  • Best possible Accommodation during trek
  • All ground transportation
  • An Experienced guide and required number of porters
  • Salary, Food and Accommodation of guide and porters
  • TIMS Card
  • ACAP Permit
  • All local and Government taxes


Cost Exclude

  • International flight
  • Nepal Visa Fee
  • Personal Expenses
  • Beverage
  • Tips
  • Cost not mentioned in Cost Include section
     
SUGGESTED TREKKING EQUIPMENT LIST
  • 1 Pair of hiking boots
  • 1 Medium size backpack
  • 1 Day pack
  • 1 Sleeping bag (-10 C)
  • 1 Down Jacket/Gore tax Jacket
  • 1 Light wind & water proof jacket
  • 1 Inner sleeping sheet
  • 2 Long sleeve T-shirts
  • 1 Water bottle
  • 1 Pair gaiters/over trousers
  • 1 Pair sport shoes or sandal
  • 2 Pairs light weight trousers
  • 1 Pair shorts
  • 1 Fleece / warm sweater
  • 2 T-shirts
  • 2 Pair’ light socks
  • 3 Pairs heavy wool socks
  • 1 Sweatshirts / light sweater
  • 1 Torch & spear batteries
  • 1 Swimming costume / bathing suits
  • 1 Medium size towel
  • 1 Washing kit including washing powder, small clothesline and pegs, insect repellents etc. & personal toiletries
  • Moleskin for blister
  • Swiss type of army knife
  • Toilet paper, biodegradable soap/shampoo
  • Personal medication.
  • Underwear (including thermals)
  • Warm hat/ gloves
  • Sunglasses, sun hat and sun cream
  • Spear plastic bags for wrapping clothes

You should satisfy that your cold weather clothing will keep you comfortable down to – 10 degree Celsius. Most of the items mentioned above can easily & cheaply be hired either in Kathmandu or in Pokhara (if you are travelling to the Annapurna Region). Similarly Namche Bazaar has also alike options.

 

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Last time I used tourist link treks services I took a tour around Tibet, which was out of this world. The service of the tour guides and their expertise knowledge of the areas we covered was amazing, and the team of people I was with was equally as great. Which is why I decided to use tourist link trek again for my next Nepalise adventure.
Since I had such a fun time on the last trip I decided to stick to trekking, and I’d heard from a friend of mine that the jungle safari was something that I would have really enjoyed. And they certainly were not wrong! I enjoyed every minute of it, and got some of the most amazing pictures I have ever taken. We rode on elephants for the duration of the time and came across wild like left right and center. Never have I been so close to these wild beings without there being some kind of cage, but being on top of an elephant I guess is the next safest thing lol..
So the safari was followed up AFTER the 25 days of trekking in Kanchenchunga, which as you can imagine was very tiring, but certainly enjoyable. The fresh air there was so nice, but my feet certainly payed the price. I had unfortunately acquired some rather large blisters on my right foot but carried on non the less. But let’s just say that I was relieved to spend the last part of the trip riding around on the back of an elephant lol..
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Anna Nadia Bandura From Poland

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017

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Joe wakefield

Joe wakefield From Uk

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

I had an awesome trip, great price the best guide (Nigma Sherpa) and very strong happy porter. I did EBC kala pather, Gokyo, Gokyo RI good food good accommodation.   Learnt so much about the mountains, climbing the mountains, treated like a king. A very big thank you to Nigma sherpa always felt safe and in good hands thanks for organizing a great trip Hom at a great price.
Scott Blake

Scott Blake From Australia

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

My hasband and i am from Germany , we booked the poonhill trek with Tourist Link Treks . Our guide Elmi was really great , he told us lot of about Nepali culture , the life in the hills and about the Flora and Fanna . He cared a lot about us and always went into the Kitchens in the tea houses where we stoped to eat and drink to check whether everthing  was clean and well prepared .
Compared to the other guide , Elmi was really well prepared and equipment after the 4th day . I went sick and Elmi gave me medicine and managed to shorten our trip . He even carried my backpack when i was very weak . All we were very satisfied with our guide and the trek . The view from poonhill was amazing , Elmi explaned all the Mountain we could see . so it was a great pleasure and a very good choice 
Best regards : Julia & Sascha Michely 
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julia & Sascha Michely From Germany

Saturday, December 27th, 2014

We , two girls of arround 25 from the Netherlands , booked the Langtang Trek with Tourist Link Trek . we hired a guide and a porter , who took a lot of work out of our hands . The Langtang Trek was very beautiful and our guide had a lot of hummer . He made a new plan when one of us had an injury (ankle) , which was very nice . He told us about local traditional , mountain , animals ,history and local alcohol .
Our porter was never tired , he walked from our endpoint back to carry our other bags .
In short , amazing trip , good organisation .
Kind regards , Maartje and emmely
 
Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen

Maartje Verhoeven and Emmely Vender Steen From Netherlands

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Personally , i don't have that much experience with guide but i know that Raju is am 'A' calss guide , i'm almost certain that guy saved my life or ( my eyes feet etc ) my life times, he's a hardworking guy that will put all his effort on it to keep you going and to make you as comfortable as possible .
Handrik de peeker

Handrik de peeker From Holland

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

To Hom and Niraj ,
                               Thank you for an excellent and memoriable journey to the Everest Base camp .The itinerary was well planned and guide is very knowledge and attractive .

This is a trip of A lifetime and worth every ....much thanks and until next time , Will zeng


 
Will Zeng

Will Zeng From Australia

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

We had a trip organized by Tourist link from KTM to Langtang for 8 days . The price was excelent and we had great experience with our poter \ guide Elmi . He was a fantastic guide , helping us catch our bus in Ktm . All the way throught the trek until . We were back into Tourist link trek office in Ktm . Our trip was well organized , convenient and very enjoyable . I would recommend Tourist Link without a doubt !! Many Thanks  
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Mark Stanley armstrong From Canada

Friday, September 12th, 2014

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Trip Details

Grading : Moderate
No. of Pax : 1+Pax
Altitude Height : 3210M.
Trip Departure : Everyday
Activities : Trekking
Mode of Travel : Transport+Trek
Rating :
Destination : Nepal

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