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Ghorepani -Poonhill -Ghandruk Trek

Ghorepani -Poonhill -Ghandruk Trek

Overview & Highlights

Trip Facts

Trip Price :

$950/person

Location :

Annapurna Region

Difficulty :

Easy

Max. Altitude :

3210

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek- Trip Highlights

  • Short and comfortable trek in Annapurna sanctuary suitable for family trips too.
  • Hike to Poon Hill, at 3,100 metres, is an ideal hilltop site for sightseeing around Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, etc. 
  • Spellbinding glimpses of sunrise and sunset from Ghorepani, Poonhill, and Ghandruk. 
  • Ethnic lifestyle and culture of Magar, Pun, and Gurung communities at Ghandruk and Ghorepani.
  • Serene trekking trails of Ghorepani, enveloped by the woods of rhododendrons and twirling waterfalls. 
  • Sightseeing, boating, and paragliding in Pokhara at your preference. 
  • Comfortable lodges and tea houses with the best accommodation services.

 

Annapurna View Trek, widely known as Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, is a short and easily accessible trek in West Nepal. The alluring Annapurna range sits North of Pokhara, only 25 miles away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Thus, the places like Ghorepani, Poonhill, and Ghandruk have been trekkers' hubs for natural escapades. The serene hikes, comfortable route, and jaw-dropping mountain views make Ghorepani Poon Hill trek an ideal destination for travelers. 

Ghorepani - A brief Intro

Ghorepani, at 2,874 metres, is a charming village that extends inside Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA). As a foreign national, trekking to Ghorepani requires an Annapurna National Park visit permit. 

Crowded with the guest houses, Ghorepani is the trekkers' overnight stay spot. Overnight at Ghorepani gives the opportunity of hiking to Poon Hill in the early next morning for a magnificent sunrise. 

To translate, Ghore means Horse, and Pani means water. Thus, ancient traders of Annapurna find this place the best place to water their horses. So, the village in Annapurna Sanctuary got its name Ghorepani. 

Trade was a prominent source of income in this place, but the construction of roadways made tourism flourish. Today most people in Ghorepani practice new ventures in tourism and hospitality. Thus, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek has flourished in recent years significantly. 

Poon Hill- Things to know about this hilltop

Sandwiched between Myagdi and Kaski district, a hill station at 3,210 metres, Poon Hill sits just in front of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri. It is why this hilltop is a focal destination for sunrise in the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. 

From Poon Hill, Annapurna South at 7,219 metres, Annapurna I at 8,091 metres, Machhapuchhre at 6,993 metres, and Dhaulagiri at 8,127 metres are best when viewed in the morning. The glittering sun pouring yellow over the calm mountains gives a heavenly vibe. Other mountains of Annapurna Sanctuary, Dhampus Peak, Hiunchuli, Annapurna III, and Dhaulagiri II, are visible from this hill station. On a clear weather day of Spring and Autumn, it looks spellbinding. 

Poon Hill is a 3-day hike from the beautiful valley, Pokhara. It sits in the centre of Annapurna Conservation Area, above 3,200 metres, making it a mandatory visit for trekkers on Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. 

Ghandruk- Affluent with Gurung cultures

Ghandruk, affluent with Gurung culture in the Annapurna region, is best known for mountain viewing, sunrise, and sunsets. The best part is it only sits 32 km from Pokhara, to the northwest. 

Ghandruk is home to culture, tradition, attires, stone-paved trails, and stone-built houses. The Gurung attires are the charm for wanderers for the photoshoot, mostly. Those who made up to Ghandruk and beyond never missed the photo shoot, exhibiting themselves with the Gurung attires, which is alluring.

The awe-inspiring view of Annapurna at 7,219 metres, Hiunchuli at 6,411 metres, and Machhapuchhre at 6,993 metres are best in the early morning and evening from Ghandruk. 

Accommodation in Ghorepani Poon Hill trek

Tea houses inside Annapurna Conservation Area have improved their services in the last decade. The accommodations throughout the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek are also tea house based, but we'll make your stay at the best available tea house. 

We'll start this trek from Pokhara, where you'll get a three-star hotel for accommodation. In places like Tikhe Dhunga, and Ghorepani, you'll get the best available tea house. 

The tea houses have decent rooms, with attached bathrooms, in most places. If you wish to stay at tented camps overnight, World Expedition Nepal will make arrangements for the logistics. 

If you are a solo trekker, the tea house you'll get will depend on how much you'll spend. The twin sharing rooms at Ghorepani Poon Hill costs around $5 on average. Eating at the tea houses you accommodate lowers the cost. 

In Kathmandu, you'll also get a three-star hotel for accommodation. 


Foods in Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Both western and ethnic meals are available in Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. On top, the meals after tiring day hikes taste even better. 

The staple Nepali dish, Dal Bhat, is available in every tea house on this trek. It comprises lentil soup, cooked rice, green vegetables, salad, and pickles, a perfect combo of carbohydrates and protein. 

Coffee and alcoholic beverages are also available in tea houses, but to avoid dehydration, we recommend you not to consume these much.

The breakfast menu consists of bread toasts, porridges, pies, and pancakes. On top, vegetable soup with Tibetan Bread tastes heavenly. 

Spaghetti, Thukpa, Tenduk, Tibetan bread, Dumplings, and Dal Bhat are obvious menu items for lunch. Dinner also consists of a similar menu. 

For health safety, tea houses prepare these foods with proper hygiene. We'll manage logistics for camping, campfires, and BBQs if you wish to be accommodated in tented camps overnight.  

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Difficulty

It is the most comfortable trek in the Annapurna region. On top, you won't get any signs of altitude sickness on the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. 

The maximum elevation we'll reach is 3,200 metres. At this altitude, the alpine vegetation remains thick and has a good amount of breathable oxygen. Thus, you'll have a serene hike throughout this trek. 

Further, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek for families is also the best package. Every age group can hike in this beautiful village for a week. 

However, a certain level of fitness is a must for trekkers. Some days of the hike are around 5 hours. Thus, with proper fitness, this trek is doable. 

Best time for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Greenery, vivid autumn leaves, and rhododendrons in Autumn and Spring ornate Ghorepani, Poon Hill, and Ghandruk. You'll experience the magical landscape of Annapurna Sanctuary in these months. 

The clear weather, stable temperature, and perfect sightseeing experience make March, April, and May ideal times for the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. Late September to early December is also the best time for this trek. 

World Expedition Nepal is operating and taking the reservations for the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in Autumn 2022, with a further hike to Ghandruk while returning. 

We are taking reservations for the Ghorepani trek for Autumn 2022. Also, we have a combined Ghorepani Poon Hill trek for Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023, which are also selling fast. 

Book your seat now and be ready to explore the gem of Annapurna.   

Book a Ghandruk and Ghorepani Poon Hill trek with World Expedition Nepal

World Expedition Nepal has fixed departures for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Autumn 2022 and Spring 2023. 

Our fixed departures for this trek in autumn are already selling fast. Also, we organise this trip for limited clients. Thus, if you're looking for this trip at the best affordable rate, feel free to contact us. 

Get in touch with our tour manager Mr. Sujan Neupaney to learn more about our Annapurna region trekking for autumn 2022. Or you can send an email to info@worldexpeditionnepal.com or call directly on WhatsApp at +9779851212358.

Itinerary Expand All Close All

You will meet your travel agency's representative on landing at the Tribhuvan International Airport of Kathmandu valley. 

You will go to the hotel first, and then you will relax there.

Since it is your first day here, you can stroll around the Basantapur Durbar Square premises, Thamel and Asan. 

You will love the culture and the alleys filled with eye-captivating arts and friendly people.
 
You can have your dinner at a good place and retire to your hotel room for a day.

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Kathmandu is a beautiful city; out of 10 World Heritage Sites, seven are in Kathmandu.

You can gear up and get a private vehicle with a private guide. You can explore the hooks and corners of the city in a day.
 
Durbar squares have side premises where you can take a short walk around and visit museums. There we have Boudhanath, where you can participate in morning or evening prayer. You can also see Swayambhunath, famous as "The Monkey temple," and catch a fantastic sunset from there. Pashupatinath holds prominent religious beliefs, and Hindus all around the world come here once in their lifetime.

While you are in Bhaktapur to visit durbar square there, you can take a detour to Changu Narayan Temple. It is one ancient temple of Nepal.
Within a brief period of time, you will be able to do most of the sightseeing inside the Kathmandu valley.
 
You can enjoy the local delicacies, and local restaurants offer you a delicious meal at an affordable price. You can visit the famous cafes, coffee shops, restaurants, and hotels to try the cuisines that they are famous for.

After exploring Kathmandu, you can return to your hotel and prepare for the next day's trek.

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Getting on a flight to Pokhara means you will be in another beautiful city of Nepal in only 30-40 minutes. If you have to drive up there, it's a 6 hours drive.

You can get to the airport and take an early morning flight to Pokhara. 
 
Once you are in Pokhara, you will get to Nayapul, where you will start the trek.

You will see delightful farmlands and waterfalls on your route to the Birethanti and Sudami. 

After walking and admiring the fantastic views for approximately 5 hours, you will reach Tikhedhunga.
 
You will spend a night in a teahouse here. You will call it a night after you have a delicious local meal.
 

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On the second day of your actual trek, you will climb to Ulleri and pass through farm fields and forests. 

You can take a small lunch break along the route and take time to admire the views you see from the trail.
 
You will pass through Nangethanti to walk to the lovely village, Ghorepani.

This village is very popular among trekkers, and many tourists try to come here when they come to Pokhara.
 

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You will have to wake up before dawn and walk to Poon hill for around 45 minutes. 

You will love the mesmerizing sunrise. The spectacular sight of the Annapurna under the clear blues skies is worth waking up early and hiking. 

You can spend some time here relishing the heavenly views. Then, you can climb back to Ghorepani village. 

After breakfast in Ghorepani, you will begin your trek to the Tadapani village. The 7-8 hours trek to Tadapani is full of marvelous sceneries and remarkable landscapes. Uphill and downhill become nothing as you keep on relishing the surrounding. 

Once you reach Tadapani, you will stay overnight at a teahouse and take a rest after all these walks.
 

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Green Lush forest is enchanting once you set your path to trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk the next day. 

Nepal can be the Switzerland of Asia, but Ghandruk is famous as the Switzerland of Nepal. After you pass through Bhise-kharka, you will trek for a while and reach Ghandruk. 

Ghandruk is a charming village that has inhabitants of the Gurung community. The astounding view of the Himalayas from here is mind-blowing. Annapurna, Himchuli, and Machhapuchhare peaks shine brightly under the clear blue sky. 

You can take a walk around the village area and interact with the local people. They are friendly and social. You will love them if you love socializing. Not only local people, but you can also communicate with both domestic and international tourists here.

You can enjoy your day here exploring and learning about the local community and people.

You can comfortably accommodate in a pretty teahouse which offers delicious meals.

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After your night in Ghandruk, you will prepare to leave for Kimche. 

You can wake up early and have a hearty breakfast. After breakfast, you can trek down to Kimche. 

It is another beautiful place, but from here, you will drive up to Pokhara city. 

Once you reach Pokhara, you will get to your hotel and rest for a while.

In the evening, you can come out and enjoy the night view of the Lakeside of Phewa lake. You can have either local or international cuisines here made by very professional chefs.
You can retire to your hotel room and sleep.
 

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Before taking a flight to Kathmandu, you can go around the city and explore a bit.

You can go to Talbarahi temple or boating in the Phewa lake. Pohara offers more adventurous sports for which you won't have much time.

You can just do some sightseeing around Davis fall and Mahendra cave.

You can take a late afternoon flight to Kathmandu city, which will be for only 30 to 40 minutes. 

Once you reach Kathmandu, you will go to your hotel. If you like going out, you can go shopping or stroll the streets. Otherwise, you can take a rest for the day.
 

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On the last day in Kathmandu, you can go to the local market and buy a few things if you haven't got any souvenirs. 

You will receive a lovely farewell from the hotel and the agency's side. Your official trek period will end on the ninth day before your departure. 

Your travel agency will send a representative to take you to the airport. It would be best if you were inside the airport 2 hours before departure time.
 

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What Is Included ?

  • All airport pick-up & drop off by private vehicle (international and domestic)
  • 2 Nights accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara. (2 night's Kathmandu/ 2 night's Pokhara)
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit and Trekkers’ Information Management System (TIMS card)
  • English speaking, government licensed guide with all his salary, food, drinks, accommodation, transport and insurance
  • Twin/double shearing accommodation in the mountains during the trek.
  • Three meals a day; breakfast, lunch, and dinner during the trek
  •  medical kits.
  • Private transportation from Pokhara - Nayapul - Pokhara.
  • Two nights hotel in Pokhara
  • Bus transportation from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back to 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
  • Trekking Porter (One Porter for two-people)

What Is Excluded?

  • Meals in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Nepal entry visa fee.
  • International airfare.
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and nonalcoholic hot and cold drinks.
  • Battery charging and hot shower during the trek on the tea houses.
  • Tips for the guide, porter, and driver (Tipping is expected).

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