Ghorepani Poon hill trekking

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, also known as Pun Hill trek (some trekkers called "Phoon Hill" as well), is one of the easiest trekking trails in Annapurna region. Actually, this is not trekking which makes an adventurous journey; it is normal walking holiday trip in the foothills of the Annapurnas with an alluring Himalayan views.  The views you can see from Poon Hill is surely one of the best Himalayan views in the world that's why people called it Annapurna sunrise view hiking for 5 days – and remember, this trek can be done for whole year. (Exp.  June and July are the months of rainy season in Nepal. During that time it will be little bit tough, but some trekkers have been doing the trip in that time too in recent years).

The trekking to Poon hill is a short trekking to the Annapurna which is popular for immense views for Mt. Dhaulagiri range. The trip starts from beautiful lake city Pokhara – Nayapul (Trek starting point) and in a couple of days you will be at the destination of the trip (Poon Hill).  Throughout the trail you will cross Thikhedhunga (1,540m), Ghorepani (2,850 m.) and beautiful Machhapuchhre and Annapurna Himalaya Range. After viewing the Annapurna panorama from Poon hill we will trek back to the Tadapani (2,600m) and Ghandruk (1,940m) villages. This hiking will finish at Nayapul. Beside the Annapurna Himalayas panorama, the trek offers to observe typical Gurung culture as we will cross few Gurung villages on the trail and beautiful rhododendron forests.  Normally the trip is organized for 10 days for your luxury trekking because it originally starts from Kathmandu. But if you want to finish it within 7 days, it is also possible.

After the trip some people want to enjoy their holiday in Chitwan National park which is famous for wildlife tour and tourism in Nepal.  It is about a 5 hour drive to get Chitwan from Pokhara. Couple of day’s trip to Chitwan will be appropriate for you. You will see numbers of wild animals including one horned rhinos, crocodiles, deer, peacocks, leopards, various species for birds and butterflies, and if you are lucky enough, you will get a chance to have an encounter with Royal Bengal tiger on your elephant back riding trip.

Ghorepani Poon hill trek itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu airport Nepal.
Up on arrival meet our office representative at airport and transfer to hotel/ after refreshing complete the official formalities/ briefing about the preparation and rest of the day free for your own leisure/overnight at hotel in BB Basis.

Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing around Kathmandu city-
Historical  Durbar Square area, Pasupatinath Temple, Boudhanath Stupa & Swyambhunath Stupa which will take you to visit Nepal’s most popular attractions and lunch break will be during the tour at best restaurants available/overnight at hotel in BB Basis.

Day 03: Fly or Drive from Katmandu to Pokhara
Approximately (7-8 hrs.) by bus or fly to Pokhara 30 min by STOL flight and transfer to hotel overnight in (BB Basis). In Pokhara you will have free for personal activities- you may simply rest or go for visiting Lake Side down town market etc. Pokhara is main gateway city for Annapurna region trek and other mid west areas.

Day 04: After breakfast early morning transfer to trailhead
Nayapul (1070m) and trek up to Tikhedhunga (1540m, 4-5 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant). Further of Nayapul the trail smoothly goes climb up following river bank and after finally reach at the Tikhedhunga village for overnight halt.

Day 05: Trek Tikhedhunga (1540m) to Ghorepani (2850m, 6-7 hrs)
We will saty overnight at teahouse (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant). Today first the trail ascends many steps of Ulleri hill top village and it follows up to Banthanti lunch stop. After lunch break you will be walking through the mossy jungle up and down trail up to Ghorepani fanal stop. Along the route you will be stopped for sort drinking break at Nangthanti tea shop.

Day 06: Early morning climb up Poon Hill (3210m, 1-1:30 hrs)
Poon Hill is best point for sunrise with magnificent snow capped mountain views and trek to Tadapani (2600m, 5-6 hrs) /overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant). From Poon Hill top you will enjoy views of majestic mountains (Fish Tail) (6993m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (6940m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna South (7219m), Giant Dhaulagiri (8167 m) and many more. After superb visit of Poon Hill back to lodge have breakfast and join for the day hike.

Day 07: Trek Tadapani (2600m) to Ghandruk (1940m, 4-5 hrs)
We will stay overnight at teahouse eco-village lodge. (All meals Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant). Today’s hiking journey will be easy walk following gentle descent through the deep forest up to Ghanduk village. Ghandruk is nice village to hang around, main habitants of Gurung ethnical groups and they are popular Gurkha soldier family.

Day 08: Trek Ghandruk (1940m) to Nayapul (1070m, 4-5 hrs)
Drive back to Pokhara and transfer to hotel. (Breakfast will be served at teahouse lodge restaurant). All the way follows gradual descent to final town of Birethanti. You will pass many cultural hamlets and their hill terraced traditional farmland. At ending place you will be picked up by transport and driven to Pokhara.

Day 09: Next day drive from Pokhara to Katmandu
It is approximately (7-8 hrs.) by bus or fly to Kathmandu 30 min by STOL flight as you wish to have in your package, transfer to hotel, late noon shopping souvenirs around market and typical Nepali dinner party with culture show.

Day 10: Final Departure
Transfer to airport for International departure or if you wish to have onward programs- wildlife safari tour, whitewater rafting/ kayaking, paragliding, sightseeing or visiting main tourist attraction of around please let us know we are happy to organize as you wish.

You can customzie the Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking itineary for 2016 group or private hiking holiday.

  • Trip Highlights
  • Cost Includes/Excludes
  • Equipement for Trip
  • Useful Information
Trip Highlights

Highlights of Ghorepani trek

Whole Package Duration: 10 days

Trek Duration: 5 Days

Region of Trek: Annapurna Region

Maximum Altitude: 3210m Poon Hill

Trekking Grade: General (soft route)

Mode of Trek: Teahouse Organize 

Food & Accommodation: 3 meals per day & Teahouse lodge

Starting and Ending Point: Nayapul/ Pokhara

Maximum per day walking: 5-6 hour in average

Transportation: Flight, Chartered Vehicle or Tourist Bus

Sightseeing Tour: One day (Private guided)

Best of the trek: Total Himalayan cultural experience and breathtaking views from Poon Hill. Poon Hill atop offers outstanding views of snow capped mountains- Annapurna and Dhaulagiri and Manaslu Himalayan ranges. Some of the most beautiful peaks Fishtail (6993m), Annapurna South (7219m), Himchuli(6441m), Nilgiri (6940m), Annapurna I (8091m), giant Dhaulagiri (8167m) and many more. The spring season would be great because of the rhododendrons bloom in the jungle. Trekkers can enjoy snow to play in winter months and until early spring season. Together typical local culture of Gurung, Magar and other ethnical groups and their traditional hill terraced farmland.

Altitude chart for Ghorepani Poon hill trekking

Altitude chart for Ghorepani Poon hill trekking

Cost Includes/Excludes

Trip cost for Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in 2016: Contact Us

Trek Package Services Include

  1. Airport transfers - pick up and drop upon arrival and departure
  2. Full board basis on the way of trekking- Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner -3 meals per day and overnight accommodation at tea house lodge.
  3. Transportation- to and from starting and ending point (chartered car, taxi, jeep, van or bus depends on group size).
  4. Necessary trekking permit, conservation and TIMS fee.
  5. Supporting staffs (trekking guide and porter), as well as their necessary insurance, and accommodation meals allowance and salary
  6. 3- Nights accommodation in Kathmandu and 2-nights Pokhara in BB basis before and after the trek.
  7. Sightseeing Tour as per above program, inclusive of all entry permits, tour guide and transportation
  8. Domestic airfare, airport tax, overland bus fare for (Kathmandu- Pokhara – Kathmandu) before and after the trek as you wish to have in your package.
  9. Wildness First aid kit pack for the trekking.
  10. OS charge, VAT-Tax all inclusive

Trek Package Services Exclude  

  1. Hotel in Kathmandu and Pokhara extra days stay.
  2. Food (Lunch & Dinner) before and after the trip in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  3. Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone calls, alcoholic beverages, bottled drinks (including cold drinks and mineral/hot water/ hot drinks/shower tea-coffee, chocolate hot drinks), tips for the guide, porter & other staffs etc ( it is not mandatory but expected).
  4. Travel insurance and emergency evacuation cost.
  5. Additional costs- extra days stay, incase of flight cancellation due to the natural calamities, bad weather forecast and other unforeseen circumstances
  6. Personal trekking gear for the trek.
Equipement for this trip

Equipment or clothing required for trip

Personal Equipment

  • 3-4 season sleeping bag with hood
  • Thermo rest self-inflating pad or foam mat
  • Main luggage- Rucksack or Duffel
  • 30 - 40 liter Daypack- to carry water bottles, camera, lunch & extra clothing
  • Stuff sacks and plastic bags for keeping your gear dry and organized
  • Water bottles with a wide mouth
  • A pair adjustable trekking poles
  • Insulated plastic mug (optional)
  • Pocketknife Swiss army style (optional)
  • Toiletries bag for toilet paper, soap, saving items, tooth paste & toothbrush etc

Footwear

  • Running shoes or sandals-to used in camp/ teahouse lodge
  • Hiking boots- good quality
  • Gaiters- a pair to use to keep boots dry if walking through deep snow or on wet ground
  • Woolen or Pile Socks-heavy weight wool to be worn over the liner socks
  • Liner Socks-smooth thin liner socks to reduce of getting blisters
  • Knee or ankles support pad

Clothing items for trip

  • Gore-Tex pants and jacket with hood
  • Medium weight down jacket with hood
  • Light trekking trouser
  • Long sleeve light colored polypropylene shirts
  • Polar Tec fleece jacket
  • Thermal underwear for both top & bottom
  • Polar Tec fleece pant
  • Personal under garments
  • Quick dry type towel
  • Casual wears before after the trek

Hand wear

  • Polypropylene liner gloves
  • Fleece gloves
  • Good quality mittens or gloves

Headwear

  • Warm woolen or fleecy hat/balaclava
  • Sun hat or cap with bandana for shading the neck
  • Bandana or scarf
  • Headlamp for use at night around the camp with extra batteries and spare bulbs
  • High quality sunglasses with 100% UV protection
  • Dust mask

Other Travel Accessories

  • Sunscreen and lip salve SPF 30 or above
  • Insect repellant
  • Water purification tablets (iodine or chlorine)
  • Favorite snack items
  • Reading & writing materials, ipod and cards
  • Camera, memory card and extra battery
  • Passport photo copy & photos
  • Insurance certificate copy
  • Earplugs (optional)
  • Baby wipes (optional)
  • Anti bacterial hand gel (optional)

Personal first aid kit pack

  • Any personal medications
  • Malaria prophylactic tablets
  • Antibiotics capsules
  • Imodium and anti amoebious, bacterial tablets
  • Blister treatment plasts
  • Dehydration solution
  • Analgesic- Paracetamol, aspirin
  • Anti cold tablets
  • Diclofenac gel
  • Bandages
  • Antiseptic cream & throat lozenges
  • Diamox for AMS
  • Sanitary pad (for women)
  • Ear & eye drop
Useful Information

Useful Information

Consideration on Ghorepani Poon hill trek

Proposed itinerary of Poon hill trek is just an outline guide and standard model of package basis given here provided by Himalayan Mentor (P) Ltd. The entire trip package can be customized according to your specific requirements and services standard as you wish to have for your holiday. Generally in fact an adventure trip package of this type sometime affected by unforeseen circumstances like bad weather forecast, flight delay and multitude of other factors which are beyond our control can result in a change of original itinerary.

However, it is very rare case that the original itinerary would be considerably altered, so if alterations are needed the trip leader or guide (person in charge) will make a decision what is the best alternative, taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where as if a change does arise, we do everything we can to reduce its effect, but we cannot be liable for the results of changes or delays affected your original schedule.