7 DAYS GHOREPANI POON HILL TREK

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destination Annapurna
duration 7 Days
grade Moderate
start/end point Kathmandu/Kathmandu
region Annapurna
max altitude 3,210m
group size 2-12
meal All inclusive
activity 6-7 Hours
accommodation Hotel/Teahouse
season All season

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No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 690
Pax 2 USD 650
Pax 3 USD 590
Pax 4 to 6 USD 550
Pax 7 to 12 USD 490
Pax 13 to 18 USD 450
Pax 19 to 24 USD 440
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7 DAYS GHOREPANI POON HILL TREK

“THIS IS ONE TREK NOT TO BE MISSED!”


A MIND-BLOWING HEAVEN ON-EARTH EXPERIENCE THAT WILL TAKE YOUR BREATH AWAY!                     

SOARING MAJESTIC PEAKS, AUTHENTIC GURUNG/MAGAR VILLAGES & LUSH FAUNA MAKES THIS ONE OF THE MOST POPULAR TREKS IN NEPAL.

Sherpa Expedition & trekking can guarantee that in just 7 days you will soon understand why this trek is so popular in Nepal. Its proximity to Pokhara and the array of peaks that loom before you from your viewpoints at Ghorepani (2874m) and Poon Hill (3210m) make this a photographer’s dream come true moment.  The magnificent Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges appear right before your eyes! The unmistakable and prominent

Dhaulagiri (world’s 7th highest at 8167m) and Annapurna 1 (worlds 10th highest at 8091m) will stop you in your tracks! Their sheer size and rugged beauty are unbelievable.

In one week you will get to see more natural beauty than most will see in a lifetime! A vivid array of pinks in the rhododendron forests, swift-flowing rivers, suspension bridges, enchanting Buddhist temples, and amazing culturally rich villages perched on the sides of hills, wildlife, and sub-tropical valleys wedged between the monoliths of the Annapurna and Machapuchare (fishtail) ranges offer ever-changing views. 
“Early to bed – early to rise” will allow you to capture the ever-changing reflection of light on the mountains. Likewise, sunset offers a similar display of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Hiunchuli, and Machapuchare (6,993m) from Poon Hill (3210m) above the town of Ghorepani. 

This jam-packed adventure starts with a drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara and on to Nayapul where we begin our trek with the Modi Khola river below and terraced rice fields above. Our next stop is Tikhedhunga (1570m) and views of snow-clad mountains The next day we follow the trail along the banks of the Modi Khola to Birethanti and on to Ghorepani where you will have time to explore this mountainous town and admire their culture.
An early morning, the pre-dawn start will allow us to reach Poon Hill and watch the dawning of a new day as it casts light on the snowcapped Himalayas. From Poon Hill, we can see ice sheets and a vast array of mountain ranges from Hiunchuli, beyond Annapurna South to Annapurna I (8,091m/26,566ft) Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang (7485m), Annapurna III (7555m) and Machapuchare (6993m). Leaving Poon Hill we then return through the Gurung town of Ghandruk (2050m), stopping at the museum and then head to Jhinu Danda where you can relax in its hot springs. The final leg of our trek ends and we drive back to Pokhara.

Key Features of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Stunning views of Pokhara and Machapuchare (fishtail) & Phewa Tal (lake)
  • Trekking in the Annapurna Conservation Area
  • Astonishing panorama view of Sunrise over  Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, and Ganesh Himal.
  • Poon Hill viewpoint with tremendous views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Ranges
  • Various culturally rich and diverse villages along the way.
  • Beautiful rhododendron forests in bloom during spring

ITINERARY

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Our journey begins with a 6-7 hour drive toward the Pokhara Valley and its beautiful Phewa Tal (lake) and then checking in to your hotel close to Phewa Tal. There is plenty to see and do along Lakeside with its many shops, bars, and restaurants to choose from. Breakfast included.

Today we drive for around 1:25 hrs from Pokhara via the quaint Lumle village to Nayapul (1050m). The Poon Hill trek starts at Nayapul and after trekking for about 1 hour we reach Birethanti where you will be asked for your tourist permit at the local checkpoint. Following along the banks of the Modi River we come to several teahouses where we may stop for refreshments before heading to Ulleri – a trek of around 5 to 6 hours. Tonight we stay at Ulleri. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Leaving Ulleri (2070m) we then follow the trail to the Magar village of Banthanti from where we are blessed with magical views of Mt. Machapuchare (6997m), Hiunchuli (6441m) and Annapurna South (7219m). After following the trail through a lush pink flowering rhododendron forest (8 distinct varieties) we cross a small bridge before reaching the village of Ghorepani where enormous peaks, such as Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, and Annapurna loom in the background. Rhododendrons are Nepal’s national emblem! This is a fantastic place to sit and take in the exquisite views of the rhododendron forests below after a demanding 5 to 6-hour trek. Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner included.

Poon Hill is justifiable well known for offering unheralded views of the Annapurna Ranges – especially at sunrise and sunset. An early start will see us reach the Poon Hill viewpoint where we can watch the changing colors reflecting off the mountains, such as Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m), Annapurna III (7855m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna South (729m), Nilgiri (6940m), Tukuche (6920m), Varaha Shikhar (7847m) & Lamjung Himal (6931m). After sending your camera into overdrive we will return to a well-deserved breakfast at Ghorepani, after which we head to Tadapani Village via the scenic trail passing through Deurali (meaning a ridge in Nepali) and teahouses until we reach Tadapani. Overnight stay at the teahouse. Breakfast, Lunch & dinner included.

Today our journey takes us along the Kimron Khola (river) and a climb up through the rhododendron, bamboo and oak forests before reaching Chomrong village. Passing through Chomrong we descend to the quaint remote village of Jhinu Danda where you will be able to relax in the therapeutic natural hot springs on the bank of the Modi Khola River. If you are game you can plunge into the freezing waters – depending on conditions of course! Tonight you will sleep like a baby! Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included.

This is our final day on the trail and after leaving Jhinu Danda we follow an easily traversed trail alongside the Modi Khola River for about 4 to 5 hours before reaching Birethanti Village. We then continue to Nayapul before driving back to Pokhara. Today’s trek and drive are about 6 to 7 hours. Breakfast and Lunch included.

Today we head back on a 6 to 7-hour drive to Kathmandu with many fond memories of Nepal and its unique culture and geography. These memories will last a lifetime!

SERVICES

Cost includes

  • Two night’s standard twin sharing Hotel in Pokharawith breakfast.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara to kathmandu transfer on a Tpurist Bus
  • Pokhara to Nayapul to Pokhara transportation By private car/Jeep
  • Best Possible Teahouse, lodge accommodation (Generally twin Sharing room)
  • All Standard meals - 3 Meals a day  (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek
  • Government License holder English Speaking Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s experienced and qualified trek leader,(8 or above trekkers: 1 assistant guide) 
  • Strong, helpful Sherpa porters with proper safety equipment and walking equipment, his salary, food, accommodation, and insurance (one porter for two people).
  • Coverage of Guides and Porters, Their meals, insurance, salary, lodging, transportation, flight, and other necessary equipment.
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) Fee.
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) card fee.
  • Fresh fruit every evening after dinner.
  • All government, Local taxes, and official Expenses
  • Assistance in arranging rescue operation in case of complicated health condition (funded by travel insurance)
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking’s appreciation of certificate after the successful trek
  • Sherpa Expedition and Trekking T-shirt
  • Oxygen meter to check your pulse and oxygen saturation and heart rate twice daily (Very useful to check Altitude Mountain Sickness(AMS) symptoms) which will ensure your health during the trek.
  • Assistant guide for groups of 8 or more people.

Cost Excludes

  • International flight airfare
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fees for multiple Entries on arrival at Tribhuwan Internationa Airport- (15 days - $25-30, 30 days- $40-50 and 90 days- $100-110)
  • All Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu, before and after we start our journey
  • Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu due to early arrival or late departure, early return from the trek.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic, soup, tea, coffee, hot chocolate, cocoa, mineral water, extra food, cold and hot drinks on trek ( i.e. those you choose to purchase along the way and during evenings in the tea houses)
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance which has to cover emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation compulsory
  • Tips for guide and porters (Recommended by the Culture)
  • Additional costs or delays caused by out of management control, for example, landslide, weather conditions, itinerary modification due to safety concerns, illness, change of government policies, strikes, etc.
  • All the costs and expenses which are not listed in "cost includes" will be counted as Excludes

EQUIPMENTS

The following information will give you some idea about what you need to bring for the trek. It is important you do not forget the essential items, as this will determine your comfort and safety on the trek. Equally important is that you do not burden yourself with unnecessary equipment on the trek.

General

  • All season sleeping bag and down Jacket (we can provide if you need it,  but has to be returned after the trek)
  • Duffle bag ( Sherpa Expedition & Trekking provide duffle bag during the trek but has to be returned after the trek)
  • A wind and waterproof thin layered jacket (a must-have for morning and evenings above 3,000m)
  • Daypack

Upper Body- Head / Ears / Eyewear

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

Hands

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

Upper Body

  • long sleeve t-shirts
  • Thermal tops
  • wool jacket or pullover
  • Sports bras for women and girls
  • Water and windproof shell jacket 

Lower Body

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

Footwear

  • A pair of good waterproof trekking boots
  • Pair of sandals
  • 4-5 pairs of woolen socks
  • Sock liners
  • Light shoes and sneakers
  • First Aid Kits and Medicines
  • Assorted adhesive bandages (fabric preferred)
  • Blister treatment cream or similar
  • Insect / anti-itch ointment
  • Ibuprofen or 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 you bring your personal first-aid kit as well)

Miscellaneous - but must useful on the trek

  • 4  passport size photos with original passport
  • Water bottle & filter
  • Flight details (please make a copy and leave one pic at our office in KTM because in case you want to change your flight date)
  • Bathroom kit (conform, should be included toilet paper, plastic bags, hand wipes, towel, and soap, etc.)

Extra things

  • Comfortable trekking poles
  • Quality energy dry foods (up to you)
  • Power bank and music players 
  • Camera (memory card, chargers, and extra batteries)

GOOD TO KNOW

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in 3-star hotels in Kathmandu. During the trek, we will be staying at lodges/ teahouses. You may find comfortable and better quality teahouses - having attached bathroom at lower levels- until you reach higher elevations, where the accommodation is more basic with bare necessities. 

Meals during the trek

In Kathmandu, your hotel includes breakfast, whereas all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) will be provided during the trek. A staple food of these regions is potatoes, oats, buckwheat, Sherpa stew and Tibetan bread. Sherpa’s’ started farming potatoes when the first seeds were introduced to the region in the early 90s. There is a limited choice of food at higher elevations and except many potato dishes. Potatoes are high in carbohydrates – an excellent source of energy needed at high altitudes. You definitely won’t go hungry.

Transportation

We use a private car for sightseeing and for the airport to hotel pick and drop off. We use public transportation or local buses during the trek. 

Physical fitness

This can be a challenging trek where you often have to walk 6-7 hours a day. You don’t need past experience of hiking or trekking but if you have done any kind of trekking activities then it is always a plus! We have met people from all walks of life, shapes, and sizes who have completed the trek. The only difficult part is when altitude sickness strikes and the effect that it can have on your body. Before leaving for Nepal it is good if you can prepare yourself physically by increasing your stamina and oxygen intake. 

Remember – The better prepared – the more enjoyable your trek!

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Yes, you can as it’s a short and sweet. No matter who you are, as long as you are reasonably fit, can walk for 5-6 hours a day and trek/hike a few uphill, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking team will support you to the fullest to transform your dream of standing at Ghorepani Poon Hill into reality.

The pre-monsoon (February, March, April and May) and post monsoon (late September, October, November and December) are considered the best for the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek as the weather conditions become favorable during this time, providing you with good visibility and a suitable atmosphere for Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking.

No, there is no age limit for the trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill but, you need to be in good physical shape and have a positive attitude. We also suggest you to prior to the excursion though we suggest you to please see your doctor and obtain necessary permission and advice, as well as medications for traveling in extreme altitude prior to the excursion.

During trekking, you will be served meals in the teahouses. Typical meals are noodles, rice, pasta or potato dishes along with vegetables and egg/chicken/meat dishes. Other items mostly served as breakfasts include egg, pancake, bread, porridge, muesli, and toasts with peanut butter and honey.

A teahouse trekking accommodation will be made for you for the Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking whereby you will be able to stay at tea house (Local lodge) and have wholesome food and neat and clean comfortable bed throughout your trekking journey. This form of arrangement also allows you to carry less baggage; you can trek at your own pace and enjoy the Annapurna panorama on your own schedule. It is also an eco-friendly way of trekking whereby trekkers can have more contact with the local people.

Most of the teahouses on the Ghorepani Poon Hill trail have squat toilet facilities but recently built lodges have western-style toilets as well. Nowadays, flush toilets are also being introduced with number of increasing foreign mountaineers each year. It is highly recommended to carry your own toilet paper and other required toiletries. Hot shower facilities are available. The most common type is a bucket shower, usual buckets with tap filled with hot water and placed in a shower room. Hot shower costs from US$ 2 to 5 per use and the price increases along with the elevation. Attached bathrooms and toilets are not available unless you book for a luxury lodge during the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.

What you want to wear depends on you but we suggest you wear warm clothes during the Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking. A down jacket, thermal longs and top, comfortable trekking trousers, t-shirts, fleece, windproof jacket, hat, scarf, and gloves might be useful. There are numerous trekking shops in the Thamel area of Kathmandu where you can get all of these items in both local and branded stores alike. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking may also accompany and assist you if required.

During the Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking, you will be on a long journey for which you will need two bags to keep your belongings. A rucksack/duffle bag and a day bag for personal items. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide you with a duffle bag (which is need to refund after the trek) that you can use throughout your entire journey and even afterward. These bags are durable and hence perfect for any kind of trekking journey. While the duffle bag will be carried by the potters, you will have to carry a day bag on your own. A day bag is a small backpack that has enough room for everything you will need on a day hike such as lunch, water, extra clothing and perhaps a few personnel items like camera, battery chargers, etc.

If possible, we suggest you bring your own equipment. However, sleeping bags and down jackets will be provided to you by Sherpa Expedition and Trekking. With regards to trekking poles, if you are used to walking with it then take them with you, as you will probably find them useful especially on the way down. They are not essential though and the walk is manageable without them. It is mostly a personal preference. If you prefer to take the trekking poles with you on the trekking then you can either bring your own pole or buy it from numerous options available in Kathmandu itself.

Yes, if you have a bag of extra clothing for when you return from the trekking, you will be able to store it safely in Kathmandu Sherpa Expedition and Trekking office. The storage facility is provided by most hotels and lodges in Kathmandu or you can also store it in our office for the duration of the trekking.

Our itinerary has been specially tailored to prevent any kind of AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness) while moving up to higher altitudes. Normally, altitude sickness starts from 3,600 meters and above. You will be trekking at a relatively slow and gradual pace as part of the acclimatization process. Cut off caffeinated, alcoholic and smoking items. Drink at least 4 liters of water a day. Trek slow. Don't skip the acclimatization days. Better to continue with Diamox (if any symptoms show up). Drink Garlic Soup. In the higher elevation, there is less oxygen in the air and this is more so while crossing high passes. Our expert guides will advise you on how to avoid AMS and treat it when/ if required.

Make sure to have both medical and evacuation insurance before coming to Nepal for Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking. You should be careful in choosing a policy while traveling to a Himalayan country like Nepal as some insurance companies may make special exceptions for adventure travel. If you are confused about the insurance, please inform us and we will help you. It is usually better to arrange your insurance in your country before travel.

The trekking will be 5-7 hours a day depending upon the landscape and destination.

It takes 2-6 days to reach Ghorepani depending upon the mode of transportation and packages of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offers.

We at Sherpa Expedition and Trekking Team always have the safety, comfort, and satisfaction of our valued customers as our foremost priority at all times, and we assure you a wonderful and unforgettable time with us in our beautiful country. Sherpa team members of Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will be carrying all the necessary gear, equipment, and first aid kits and they have extensive first aid training. If a trekker falls sick on high altitude, the leader will decide whether to continue the trek. In case of emergency, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking have a rescue helicopter to bring you back from the higher elevation. Moreover, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also provides oximeter to monitor the oxygen level at high altitude and offers regular health check-up facilities.

You can either trek on foot or by a flight. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking offer exciting and reasonable flight to Pokhara for 4 days and 10 days. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking can also customize your tour as per your necessity.

The flights are usually regular between September and May. But due to high altitude, bad weather and unforeseen technical issues, you may experience a delay or cancellation of the flight. On the occurrence of such events, Sherpa Expedition and Trekking tourist bus will be arranged.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will provide one porter for two trekkers to carry 20 kgs of luggage (maximum 10 kg for each trekker). Please be sure your porters are not overloaded because they do not carry only your equipment but also lift your spirit to reach new heights, and your love, affection, and generosity can be the reason for them to work hard to take you to your destination. However, the weight limit on flights to the Annapurna region, basically to Pokhara is a total of 20 kgs including hand bag and you need to pay an extra amount per kg for the excess baggage. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking pays up to 5 kgs of extra baggage making your total to 20 kgs with your hand bag.

Garlic soup is a must while trekking. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking recommend trekkers to drink green tea, lemon tea, hot lemon ginger tea and drink at least 2-4 liters of water a day. However, it is better to avoid alcohol and alcoholic beverages, caffeinated items, and hot-chocolates at high altitude.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking won’t recommend non-veg items because the meat in such places may not hygienic and healthy. Sherpa Expedition and Trekking also encourage to avoid dairy and cheesy items and strongly suggest not to consume them during the trek. So, our packages are suitable for both vegan and vegetarians.

Your guide and porters are a big reason why you got a chance to feel something very few can have. Apart from guiding and carrying your necessities and being mindful of your safety, they want to see you happily succeeded more than anyone like family and help you successfully complete the trek safely. So, your tips reflect gratitude towards them. So, tipping is a recommended culture for porters and guide in Nepal as a gesture of thankfulness.

Sherpa Expedition and Trekking will introduce dozens of shops selling knock-off gear in Kathmandu. You can also barter those gears at the knock-off places but be sure you keep the receipt safely. Moreover, you can rent the needed gears if you do not want to buy them.

Yes, most guesthouses offer Wi-Fi, for a small charge. it cost USD$5 per day.

ATM services are available only in Pokhaa. However, the services might not work or run out of cash. Therefore, we suggest you carry a small amount of money to buy snacks, etc during the trekking.

Most of the tea houses/ lodges have electricity whereby you will be able to charge your iPod or camera batteries. Please note that lodges/tea houses will charge you some extra money for the services. The fee may vary from 1 USD to 5 USD per hour.

We Offer Group Discount

No. Of People Price Per Person
Pax 1 USD 690
Pax 2 USD 650
Pax 3 USD 590
Pax 4 to 6 USD 550
Pax 7 to 12 USD 490
Pax 13 to 18 USD 450
Pax 19 to 24 USD 440
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USD 550

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Orbert Davis

Brazil

January 2, 2024

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It was a great experience and organization, and guide, Sonam adds to the experience. Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is quite easy, but at the same time spectacular. For the sunrise view it is important to have no clouds.

Ashley Slater

Austria

December 21, 2023

GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR ANYONE WHO LOVES THE OUTDOORS

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The first and second day were relatively easy and we enjoyed the scenery. The 3rd day (sunrise at Poonhill) was fantastic, but challenging. Basically, we walked (with a few breaks) from 5.30 AM to 5 PM. The views from Poonhill and from other high locations were wonderful. Our guide Raju is a super friendly and caring guide. The other hostels are very basic, but we understand that we cannot expect much in the mountains of this undeveloped country.

Alan

Australia

December 13, 2023

GREATEST TREK EVER

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Very funny and me and my friend got along with guide very well as I am sure everyone else that would want to do this trek would! Dendi was my guide and Kale was my porter and both were very helpful and professional. Thanks. Dendi made this trek so worth it! Beautiful trek, great guide, got us up for the beautiful views, nothing could compare to how good he is!

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