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Ghorepani-Poonhill Trekking-4 days

Trip Highlights


  • Suitable for families with young children
  • Fantastic views of mountain ranges from the top of the hill
  • Don’t forget to wake up early for the Poon Hill sunrise. I won’t forget it.
  • Expectacular and refreshing landscapes, you might want to build a home here

Trip Introduction


Ghorepani-Poonhill Trekking, otherwise called Annapurna Poonhill Trek  is one of the finest short teahouse-treks in the Annapurna area.

We take one of the well-trodden courses through woodland and delightful Himalayan settlements of Ghandruk and Ghorepani. We trek further enjoying different ethnic cultures that inhabit the area. Because of the unbelievable altitudinal reach and the wonderful views of the Himalayas, Annapurna Poon Hill climbing is a naturalist’s heaven.

The surrounding views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Manaslu (8157m) and other mountains will stun you with their majestic presence.

As the sun touches the snow-topped summits of the Himalayan goliaths Dhaulagiri (8,167m) and Annapurna (8,091m), the mountains gradually start to show up right before our eyes. A spectacular tour that can delight everyone, this short and introductory trek is suitable for family with youngsters as well.

Ghorepani-Poonhill Trekking specialities: –

  • Suitable for families with young children
  • Fantastic views of mountain ranges from the top of the hill
  • Don’t forget to wake up early for the Poon Hill sunrise. I won’t forget it.
  • Expectacular and refreshing landscapes, you might want to build a home here.

Outline Itinenary


  • Day 1:  Pokhara to Tikhedhunga
  • Day 2:  Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani
  • Day 3:  Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani
  • Day 4:  Tadapani to Ghandruk/pokhara

Itinerary


  • Day 1: Pokhara to Tikhedhunga

    On the first day of the treck, we will cover 42km distance from Prithvi Chowk and cross beautiful Lumle village to Nayapul (1050m). Poonhill sunrise trek starts from Nayapul.
    Following Madi River, we will walk past forests of blooming rhododendron and cross a small stream. We will cross Birethanti after about half an hour of trek and arrive at Tikhedhunga

  • Day 2: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani

    Steep trek for about 2 hours will take us to Ulleri (2070m). We will cross the Magar village of Banthanti from where we can get spectacular views of Machhapuchhre Mountain (6997m), Hiunchuli Mountain (6441m) and Annapurna South Mountain (7219m).
    We will cross a small river and climb to Nangethanti. We will arrive at Ghorepani from where we can get soaring views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Annapurna I and other mountains.

  • Day 3: Ghorepani to Poonhill to Tadapani

    Poonhill is popular for best sunrise view near Pokhara. We will rise very early and reach the base of Poonhill. About an hour of climb will take us to Poonhill viewpoint.

    We can view the sunrise over 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. In a nutshell we will get to see a panoramic sunrise.
    We will return to our lodge in Ghorepani for breakfast and then take descending trail to Tadapani village from where we can get views of Annapurna South, Annapurna II, Fishtail and other mountains.

  • Day 4: Tadapani to Ghandruk/pokhara

    An easy walk through a forest of oak, rhododendron and other alpine flowers will take us to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a large Gurung village where we can get striking views of Annapurna South, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhre, Annapurna III, Hiunchuli and other Mountains.
    Homestay in Ghandruk is a pleasant experience. We will be welcomed by the locals with Khada and traditional dance will be performed in the evening in your honor.
    From Ghandruk, we will lower down through the scenic route with views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Fishtail and Gangapurna Mountains, by bus.

Cost Includes and Excludes


Cost Includes

  • Pick-up or Drop-off service from and to Airport(in our own vehicle)
  • Transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and Back to Kathmandu(In a tourist bus, flight is provided as an add-on service)
  • Food all along the trip(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and a cup of coffee or tea) and accommodations during the trip in hotels with family environment
  • One licensed English or Chinese or Korean or Hindi along with Nepali speaking trekking guide
  • Transportation, food, accommodation and insurance of Guide during the trip
  • Down jacket, all-season sleeping bag, duffel bag and trekking map(in case if you don’t have your own. Down jacket, sleeping bag and duffel bag must be returned after completion of the trip)
  • First Aid Medical Kit(Carried by the guide but you are also advised to bring yourself for your own use, as far as possible)
  • All the required permits and paperworks

Cost Disincludes

  • International Airfare
  • Visa Charges
  • Hotel Expenses(In Kathmandu)
  • Your travel and medical insurance
  • Personal Expenses such as shopping, bar bills, hot shower, telephone, laundry, titbits etc
  • Food and accommodations in Kathmandu
  • Services not mentioned or not promised by the agent/agency
  • Emergency expenses such as expenses on charted helicopter

Customer Review


  • Nick

    Southampton, United Kingdom 18th Apr, 2018

    Nepal Lion Tours are great! I hired a guide through Nepal Lion in order to do the Poon Hill Trek over 4 days and 3 nights. This was my first time trekking in Nepal so i wasn't sure what to expect but saw the great reviews the company had got and decided to go with them. Our guide Bishnu was great, making all our arrangements covering accommodation, food etc. He told us each night what the plan for the next day was and the whole thing ran really smoothly. At the end you get a really cool certificate saying you've completed the trek which is a nice bonus. I would definitely use Nepal Lion Tours if I come to Nepal again, they were really professional and made the trek a fantastic experience!

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  • Trip Code

    NLT-GTT-4
  • Trip Duration

    4 days
  • Destination

    Nepal/Annapurna Region
  • Activity

    Trekking
  • Price

    USD 400
  • Meal

    Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner And Accommodation.
  • Transportation

    Tourist Bus
  • Accommodation

    Tea house/Lodge
  • Group Size

    1-10
  • Trip Grade

    Easy
  • Season

    February-May/September-December
  • Altitude

    3210m
  • Trip Attraction

    Suitable for families with young children Fantastic views of mountain ranges from the top of the hill Don’t forget to wake up early for the Poon Hill sunrise. I won’t forget it. Expectacular and refreshing landscapes, you might want to build a home here.

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