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Ghorepani Poon Hill, a scenic viewpoint which offers a gorgeous panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges.

Poon Hill (3,210m) Trek is also known as Annapurna panoramic trek. It is a popular trekking destination among the Annapurna region. Within four to five days of the trek, anybody can complete by starting from and finishing at Pokhara. This short and sweet trek is a perfect choice for those who don't have enough time, or for the novice trekkers. The valley is inhabited by the ethnic groups of the Magar and Gurung people.

The trail leads you through the Modi Khola valley till Tikhedunga. After crossing the Modi Khola, ascent 3300 steps of Ulleri hill and continuing the trail through the Rhododendron forest will reach to Magar Village of Ghorepani (2,855m). Waking up before daybreak and ascending Poonhill is worth for Sunrise and panoramic views of the entire Annapurna ranges. At an altitude of 3,210 meters on top of Poonhill, providing a mesmerizing 180-degree view of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche (6920m), Dhampus, Nilgiri (2637m), Annapurna South (8091), Bhara Sikhar, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail) 6993m. While heading down to Pokhara, we pass through the old Gurung village of Ghandruk, a village which will give a lot of cultural inputs. Poonhill is only a destination for all four seasons trekking.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking organize trekking package, a true trekking adventure for all trekkers who are fit enough and have proper time. We also provide a four days Poon Hill trek. Check our other trekking packages around Annapurna. All our visits square measure customized visits with personalized services. Please allow us to understand the number of participants in your cluster, your selection of hotels and amendments in our readymade itinerary, if any issue of the question, tell us.
 

Highlights of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek


  • Panoramic view of Annapurna Ranges and Dhaulagiri Ranges with a spectacular view of sunrise and sunset.
  • The typical culture of the Magar and Gurung people.
  • Short and comfortable trek route with enough teahouses for the food and accommodation.

Day 01: Arrival at Kathmandu Transfer to Hotel 1,350m.

Arrival at Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport, received by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking staff with a warm welcome and transfer to respective hotels with a briefing regarding Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, hotels, lodge on the route with doing and don’ts with evening group welcome dinner.

Day 02: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 6 to 7 hrs.

Our journey begins with 6-7 hrs of the drive toward amazing Pokhara valley and transfers you to respective hotels close to beautiful Phewa Lake. You can go for a short walk in the evening. (For flying option, it takes 30 minutes flight to reach Pokhara).

Day03: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1480m) 1:25 hrs drive/ 4hrs walk.

We will drive around 1:25 hrs from Pokhara via beautiful Lumle village to Nayapul (1050m). The Poonhill sunrise trek starts from Nayapul and after half an hour reach to Birethandi where you need to check your tourist permit at the check post. Following Modi River, we will continue our trek which lead to several teahouses on the route and after 3-4 hrs of the trek will reach to Tikhedunga.
Overnight stay at the teahouse.

Day04: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2750m) 4-6hrs walk.

Our trek starts with the steep ascents for 2hrs will take us to Ulleri (2070m). Crossing the Magar village of Banthanti from where we can get spectacular views of Machhapuchhre Mountain (6997m), Hiunchuli Mountain (6441m) and Annapurna South Mountain (7219m). Pleasant trek through the rhododendron forest will pass the small bridge over the fresh water stream will gradually lead to the village of Ghorepani from where we can get captivating views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other mountains.
Overnight stay at Teahouse.

Day05: Ghorepani with Poonhill viewpoint (3210m) to Tadapani (2710m) 5-6hrs walk. 

Poonhill is popular for its best sunrise viewpoint in Annapurna region. We will wake up early and hike up about an hour to reach the Poonhill viewpoint. Observing the sunrays gradually falling over the mountain ranges and catching the incredible view of   the Dhaulagiri Mountain (8167m), Annapurna I Mountain (8091m), Annapurna II Mountain (7937m), Annapurna III Mountain (7855m), Annapurna IV Mountain (7525m), Annapurna South Mountain (729m), Nilgiri Mountain (6940m), Tukuche Mountain (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m), Lamjung Himal (6931m) and other mountains. Next returning back to the hotel in Ghorepani for breakfast and then trek to Tadapani village with a scenic trail through the ridge of Deurali teahouses and so on to reach Tadapani.
Overnight stay at the teahouse.

Day06: Tadapani to Ghandruk.

Today’s trek starts with 3hrs of easy walk through the forest of oak, rhododendron and other alpine flowers which take us to Ghandruk. Striking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other Mountains can be seen from a large village (Ghandruk) mainly inhabited by Gurung people. The second largest Gurung village in whole Nepal which features the Gurung cultural museum, dance and Buddhist monastery. You will also explore the old Gurung village of Ghandruk which portraits its unique design of the local houses.
Overnight stay at the teahouse.

Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara.

Today will be your last day of the trek and our trek start by ascending through the teahouses of the Ghandruk village and continuing the beautiful stone trail passing through the terrace farm. Finally, the route will take us down aside the Modi Khola and after several hours will reach to Birethandi from where we will drive to Pokhara.

Day 08 Drive or Fly to Kathmandu.

Morning travel by tourist coach or in private vehicle depending upon the group size towards Kathmandu valley transfer to respective hotels close Thamel. (For flying option a 30 minutes flight to Kathmandu).

Day 09: Transfer to Tribhuwan International Airport.

Today, last day in amazing Nepal with great experience and fond memories of Everest High Two Pass trekking, as per your time for international flight, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking's staff transfers you to the airport three hours prior to your flight schedule.

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • All airport pick-up & drop by private vehicle (international and domestic)
  • Welcome dinner in an authentic restaurant in Kathmandu.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • Poonhill entry fee.
  • English speaking, government licensed guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
  • Twin/double sharing accommodation in the mountain during the trekking
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  • First aid kit
  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara
  • Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back Kathmandu.
  • An arrangement of emergency evacuation service (should have insurance for emergency evacuation and will be paid by your travel insurance company)
  • trekking route maps
  • All necessary government taxes and service charges
  • Porter (For two person)

WHAT’S EXCLUDED

  • Your Nepal visa fees and 2 passport size photos
  • All the International airfare from and to Kathmandu
  • All meals and accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Food and accommodations in case of early arrivals from the trek or late departures from the airport
  • Your extra personal expenses during trek such as (laundry, baggage charge, phone calls, battery recharge, bar and beverage bill, boiled or bottled water, hot and cold shower, extra porter etc)
  • Tips for the trekking crew
  • Extra expenses due to flight delays, strikes, weather condition or any event out of our control
The given price is for the minimum of two pax. For single trekker, 20 % supplementary charge will be applied.
We provide the best teahouse in this area.

The Following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek as the bag pack for the hiking in Nepal and the gear play a vital role for the successful trip and we suggest you to have all the necessary gear for the trip and not to have unnecessary equipment/things that you will not be using for the trip and list of the gear you need for the trek are.

General

  • Seasonable Sleeping bag and down Jacket (If you need it but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag (We will provide duffle bag during the trek Sherpa Expedition & Trekking need to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (Must have for morning and evening above 3,000m)ve 3,000m)
  •  Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyes

  • A pair of half gloves
  • A warmer hat that covers the ears
  • Sunglasses 
  • Neck warmer
  • Sunscreen (35 to 60 SPF)
  • Headlamp and an extra set of batteries

Hand

  • A pair of half gloves for walking poles(if you prefer)
  • Warmer shell gloves and liner

Center Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal Tops
  • wool Jackets or pullover
  • Artificial sports bras for (Women and girls)
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body 

  • Thermal underwear (especially trousers)
  • windproof and waterproof trousers
  • warmer trouser
  • Comfortable trekking pants
  • Extra casual sport pants

Feet

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Socks liner
  • Light shoes and sneaker

First Aid Kits and Medicines

  • Assorted Adhesive Bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment
  • Insect testing / anti-itch treatment
  • Ibuprofen / other pain-relief medication
  • Diamox (125mg to 250mg tablets for altitude sickness)
  • Warps, splints, and wound coverings butterfly bandage
  • Water purifying pills
(Note our company guide will carry the medicines and first aid kits during the trek. However, we recommend better to  bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous, but must useable

  • 4 pic passport sizes with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because of if you won to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included Toilet papers put on the plastic bag, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Best energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power Bank and music players 
  • Camera (Memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

Accommodations

You will be staying in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu and the best teahouses are available during the trek. You may find comfortable and well- developed teahouses having attached bathroom, however, some teahouses may have shared toilet facilities. All accommodation is on a twin-shared basis.  


Meals and drink during the trek

You will be served BB basis in Kathmandu and all meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) will be provided during the trek. You may not have a cuisine as per your desire but a teahouse of this trail offers you local Dhal Bhat (rice and lentils) and variety of food. You may get to have stream clean water however we recommend you to use water purifying pills.


Physical fitness

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is an easy and short trek suitable for all beginners who have the ability to walk 4-5 hours a day. Past hiking or trekking experience would be a plus point. Trekkers with a pre-existing medical condition such as lung, heart diseases should consult your doctor before the trip.


Transportation

We use a private car for the airport to hotel pick and drop and drive from Nayapul to Pokhara is also included. If you do not feel like taking a drive to Pokhara, a short flight to Pokhara is also available.
A short trek to the Himalayas is quite windy. Remember to carry warm clothes with you. This trek is usually done in autumn and spring seasons, you are much more likely to see the clear views of more than ten peaks from the top of Poonhill.


Best time to travel

A short trek to the Himalayas is quite windy. Remember to carry warm clothes with you. This trek is usually done in autumn and spring seasons, you are much more likely to see the clear views of more than ten peaks from the top of Poonhill.
 
Duration
Duration
9 days
Season
Season
Summer
Region
Region
Annapurna
Grade
Grade
Easy
Altitude
Altitude
3210m
Walking
Walking
4/5hrs
Accommodation
Accommodation
Hotel/Teahouse
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