Grade

Moderate

Group Size

1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)

Destination

Kathmandu, Nepal

Max Altitude

3,210m/10,529ft

Meals

Full Board During Trek

Accommodation

3-star & Tea House on Trek

Trip Style

Lodge Trek

Activity

Sightseeing and Trekking

$856

*All Price are in USD*

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking – Trip Overview

Annapurna Sunrise Trek, also known as Poon Hill Trek, is a relatively easy walk through the village and the rhododendron forest. This brisk walk shows some of the best views of Annapurna and the nearby Himalayas, especially from Poon Hill. The increase in rice terraces has made Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking a paradise for photographers. Hiking begins with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Kathmandu. It is also famous for spectacular view of sunrise so this trekking also known as Poon Hill Sunrise Trek. Then we take a flight to Pokhara and the real trek start in Najapur. Then we will walk to the beautiful Gurung village of Ghandruk to enjoy the national hospitality and culture of the Gurung Museum. Walking through the rhododendrons of red flowers that bloom in spring, descending to Birethanti, going through the waterfalls and some small towns and settlements will be an exciting experience. We went to Naya Pul and went to Pokhara, marking the end of this wonderful Annapurna Poon Hill Trek.

This 9 day Trek itinerary is designed for hikers who need less demanding but short and beautiful hikes, especially with their families and children on the slopes of the countryside with a close view of the Himalayas. However, if you are anxious to travel long distances in the Annapurna area and also get to your base camp, Annapurna Sanctuary trek – 14 days will be the best option. For hikers who prefer to travel more rigorously throughout the Annapurna circuit, the Annapurna Circle Trek – 23 days will be perfect in about two weeks. Once again, for hikers who are willing to take more demanding walks in Annapurna Pooh Hill Sunrise Trek and the surrounding area.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking – Trip Profile:

  • Sightseeing in the World Heritage Sites: Bhaktapur Durbar Square, Pashupatinath Temple and Boudhanath Stupa
  • Excellent sunrise views from Poon Hill
  • Explore Gurung culture in Ghandruk village
  • Walking through colorful rhododendron forests
  • Magnificent views of the mighty Annapurnas

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking – Outline Itinerary:

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264ft)

Day 02: Kathmandu: Sightseeing and Trek Preparation

Day 03: Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) and trek to Ulleri (2050m/6725 ft): 30 min flight and 6 hours trek

Day 04: Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m/9,020 ft): 4 – 5 hours trek

Day 05: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill: 6 – 7 hours

Day 06: Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 3 – 4 hours

Day 07: Ghandruk to Pokhara: 4 hours trek and 1-hour drive

Day 08: Fly to Kathmandu

Day 09: Final Departure

Accommodations

We will be staying at 3-star hotels in Pokhara and Kathmandu and teahouses during the trek. All accommodations are on a twin-shared basis. And Single supplement will be served on request and will have an additional cost. We will have rooms with attached washrooms in most parts of the trek but according to place it can be afforded. In higher elevations, single rooms are not available like in Kathmandu and the lower elevation regions but Himalayan Adventure Nepal will do our best for your happiness.

Meals

All meals will be served during hiking, while Kathmandu and Pokhara only offer breakfast. The hotel will also offer a welcome and farewell dinner. The most common dishes on most menus are Nepalese, Tibetan, Indian and the most common Continental.

Is this trip moderate for me?

This is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 5-7 hours a day with a light day pack, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness and have a positive attitude, self-confidence, and strong determination, we can accomplish this trek successfully and there is not any technical requirement for this trek. If you start to exercise and morning walk regularly for some weeks prior to the trip is a good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be better but not mandatory.  If you have any pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood diseases to consult their doctor before taking the trip and inform Himalayan Adventure Nepal before booking this trip.

Best Time to Travel

Autumn (September to November) and spring (March to May) are the best time for hiking in the Annapurna region. The weather is fine, warm and beautiful. If you want to avoid the crowds and enjoy your time alone with nature, this winter trip (December, January, and February) is also an option. However, for most guests, the temperature in winter can be hard. Hiking during the summer or monsoon season (June to August) will be affected by rain, but summer hiking can be a blessing for interested botanists.

Additional Information

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  • Location
  • Days
    9
  • Nights
    8
  • Group Size
    1-15(Customize your Trip on Request)
  • Destination
    Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Max Altitude
    3,210m/10,529ft
  • Meals
    Full Board During Trek
  • Accommodation
    3-star & Tea House on Trek
  • Trip Style
    Lodge Trek
  • Activity
    Sightseeing and Trekking
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    Trekking Equipment Checklist - View All

    • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
    • Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
    • Deodorant.
    • Shampoo and conditioner
    • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
    • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
    • If under any medication, enough stock ... View All
    Day 1
    Arrive in Kathmandu (1,400 m)
    Our representative at the airport will meet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, he / she will show signs of Himalaya Adventure Nepal outside the airport terminal. Next, you will take our private tourist vehicle to your respective hotel. Note: If you are arriving after 4:00 p.m., our guide will inform you of the trip, which will be your line before the meeting, so be sure to make all the problems. But if you arrive before 4 pm, your pre-trip meeting will take place in the day's office. During the meeting, we will present your leadership / difficulties guide. For meetings, be sure to bring your passport, three passport photos and a legible copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, clear the balance owed (if applicable) and signs a legally binding travel form with a disclaimer. Overnight at a hotel. No meals included.
    Day 2
    Guided Sightseeing in the Kathmandu Valley
    After enjoying a hearty breakfast, your tour will start at 8:30 in the morning. You can use private vehicles and professional guides. Today we will visit part of the heritage that is detailed below: Pashupatinath Temple: The Pashupatinath Temple is one of the most important Hindu temples in the world, located on the banks of the Bagmati River. Although you are not allowed to enter the temple because it is limited to the Hindus, you can clearly see the activities of the temple and the east bank of the Bagmati River. This is a two-story square pagoda temple built on a single-story pedestal that is famous throughout the world. Boudhanath Stupa: Boudhanath is one of the most sacred Buddhist sites in Kathmandu. It was built in the 5th century AD and has four pairs of Buddha's eyes in four main directions, maintaining an eternal vigilance of people and their actions. You will find Buddhist pilgrims from Tibet turning the prayer wheel around the pagoda. Bhaktapur Durbar Square: Visit Bhaktapur Durbar, Bhupatindra Malla real residential area, the five-story name of the Nyatapola temple, a pagoda-style palace in Batsala Temple, Bhairavnath, Dattatreya temple, Pujari Muth and 55 windows. We can explore the rest of Kathmandu for free and take a last minute shopping trip in the Thamel area for hiking. Overnight at a hotel. Breakfast included.
    Day 3
    Fly to Pokhara (823m/2,700ft) and trek to Ulleri (2050m/6725 ft): 30 min flight and 6 hours trek
    We take an early morning flight to Pokhara and enjoy amazing views of the Himalayas from the right side of our plane. Upon our arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, we are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the five peaks of Annapurna and others. After taking a rest, we drive to Naya Pul and start the trek. We pass through sub-tropical valley forests, sometimes on the carved trail on the side of the cliff. After lunch, we cross the Bhurungdi Khola (river) via a bridge to the village of Tikhedhunga. The Ulleri Hill with thousands of steps and boulders that continually go upward will really prove a test of our stamina. We reach Ulleri by late afternoon. Overnight in Ulleri. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Day 4
    Ulleri to Ghorepani (2,750m/9,020 ft): 4 - 5 hours trek
    After breakfast, we ascend to the Ghorepani village. The name Ghorepani in Nepali means ‘horse-water’ due to it being an important campsite for traders before it became a trekker's stop. Ghorepani is an interesting place with small shops and stalls for selling local products and crafts. The town has two parts: one in a saddle and the other a few hundred feet lower. We stop at the higher part of the Ghorepani village that offers panoramic views of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna South and Nilgiri mountains. Since Ghorepani lies quite higher than our previous stop, we begin to feel the chilly weather especially in the evenings. Overnight in Ghorepani. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Day5
    Ghorepani to Tadapani (2,700m/8,860ft) with a visit to Poon Hill: 6 - 7 hours
    To catch the sunrise over the Himalayas, we make an early morning climb along the steep trail to the viewpoint of Poon Hill (3,210m/10,529ft), the most popular trekking destination of the Annapurna region. It is also a great viewpoint to enjoy the amazing views of Mustang, Pokhara and more than 20 of the highest mountains including the close-up views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. The snowy peaks of the high mountains loom above and around us glowing in the morning light. After taking photographs and having some coffee or tea or hot chocolate, we return back to Ghorepani. After breakfast, we head east and climb a nearby ridge. We descend through rhododendron forests, pass by spectacular waterfalls along the way and reach Tadapani to spend the night. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Day 6
    Tadapani to Ghandruk (1940m/6360 ft): 3 - 4 hours
    From Tadapani, we make a steep descent through the dense and dark forest. This part of the trek will be through a thick forest of old rhododendron trees. When the rhododendron trees are in bloom, these forests actually turn into amazing gardens. By afternoon, depending upon the season of travel, we also get to enjoy cherry blossoms in bloom on the slopes on the other side of the ravine. After trekking some more minutes, we enter the village of Ghandruk, a slope settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by the Gurung people. Along with enjoying the stunningly close-up towering views of Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Hiunchuli mountains, we also acquaint ourselves with the simple but rich cultural traditions of the Gurung people at the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk. Included meals:Breakfast Lunch Dinner
    Day 7
    Ghandruk to Pokhara: 4 hours trek and 1 hour drive
    Elevation: Ghandruk (2000m) to Nayapul (1050m) This is the last day of trekking and while we cover some distance its all downhill and relatively easy. You will have good views of some of the peaks like Annapurna South as you hike. Once you reach the small village of Kimche you will be walking near the road and its possible to get a local jeep if you want to reach Nayapul faster (ask your guide about the extra cost). We will reach Nayapul by early afternoon with plenty of time for the 1 hour drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.
    Day8
    Fly to Kathmandu
    We fly to Kathmandu in the afternoon. The left side of the airplane offers some amazing views of the Himalayas. After arriving in Kathmandu, we leave for our hotel. We enjoy the day leisurely or catch up on some last minute shopping or explore any landmarks we missed during our first day in Kathmandu. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, we will have a farewell dinner in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu. Included meals:Breakfast Dinner
    Day 9
    Final Departure
    Our journey in Nepal comes to an end today! A Himalayan Adventure Nepal representative will drop us off at the airport approximately 3 hours before our scheduled flight. On our way to home, we have plenty of time to plan our next adventure in the wonderful country of Nepal.
    Cost Included
    • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Kathmandu including breakfast (3 nights).
    • Standard twin-sharing accommodation in a three-star hotel in Pokhara including breakfast (1 nights).
    • Guesthouse accommodation during the trek in mostly twin-share and occasionally dormitory-style rooms (4 nights).
    • Guided city tour in Kathmandu.
    • All standard meals during the trek (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) followed by cup of tea/coffee.
    • Local English-speaking experienced trekking guide having licensed. (6trekkers: 1 assistant guide)
    • The required number of local staff and porters to carry your luggage during the trek. Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment and medicine for all staff.
    • Annapurna Conservation Area permits and TIMS permit for trekking.
    • Himalayan Adventure Nepal T-shirt, bag and Hat.
    • Official expenses.
    • Welcome dinner in one of the typical Nepali restaurant with cultural program.
    • All Domestic flights (Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu).
    • Private transportation to and from the starting and ending points of the trek as applicable
    • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
    • All government and local taxes
    • Farewell Dinner
     
     
    Cost Not Included
    • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara except for welcome and farewell dinner
    • Travel Insurance (compulsory!), which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation
    • International airfare and airport departure tax
    • Nepal entry visa - You can obtain the visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu (Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 15 days can be obtained by paying USD 25 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, Tourist Visa with Multiple Entries for 30 days and 90 days can be obtained by paying USD 40 and 100 respectively. Please bring 2 copies of passport size photos.)
    • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks.
    • Personal trekking equipment (click on the Equipment tab).
    • Tips for trekking staff and driver (tipping is expected).
    • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary plan
    • Any extra night accommodation in Kathmandu because of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the mountain (due to any reason) than the scheduled itinerary plan
    • Cost arising out of landslides, road blockade, and rescue of any form, cancellation of flight or reasons beyond our control
    • World heritage entrance Fees.
    • Any others expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Cost Includes' section.
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      Trekking Equipment Checklist - View All

      • Toothbrush, toothpaste, floss, mouthwash.
      • Hair brush or comb, hair ties, barrettes/bobby pins.
      • Deodorant.
      • Shampoo and conditioner
      • Sunscreen and face lotion with SPF.
      • Night time Moisturizer/Lotion.
      • If under any medication, enough stock ... View All
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