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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

  • Duration4 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 3210 M
  • Group Size Max 20
  • Starts Kathmandu or Pokhara
  • Ends Pokhara -Kathmandu

The Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the perfect trek for those who are looking to explore the Annapurna region without committing to the lengthy circuit trek or the sanctuary trek. On the second day of trekking, we arrive at Ghorepani (2750m), located in the heart of the region. Poon Hill, at a height of 3210m, has incredible views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, along with much more, such as the awe-inspiring holy mountain of Machhapuchhre.It is a relatively short and easy climb, and it will give you an opportunity to view these spectacular mountains above 8000m, including Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8163 m), and Annapurna (I) (8091m). There are others at less than 8000 m, including Annapurna South (7219m), Machhapuchre (Fishtail) (6993m), Gangapurna (7455m), Lamjung Himal (6830m), Barasikhar (6635m), Nilgiri (6670m), Tukuche Peak (7650m), Hiun Chuli (6441 m), and many other peaks that slowly begin to appear, like magic, before our eyes. If you are a beginner and looking for a short and easy trek in Annapurna, look no further; the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is perfect for you. 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trip Highlights

  • Beautiful Pokhara valley with lakes and mountains.
  • Typical Nepalese mountain people have different cultures.
  • Gurkha's mountain village is Ghandruk.
  • Sunrise and sunset views from Poon Hill.
  • Giant Snowy Mountain peaks from Poon Hill.
  • Flora and Fauna, Greenery Mountains.
  • Waterfall, Rhododendron Forest (March).

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek takes you through spectacular scenery, trekking through charming villages inhabited by the culturally rich Gurung people. Every lover of nature can enjoy the lush rhododendron forests with a variety of birds and the deep subtropical valleys in this stunning setting. The Ghorepani Poon Hill circuit trek is one of the most popular trekking destinations in the Himalayas. The trek ends in Nayapul, and we will then drive to Pokhara and drive or fly back to Kathmandu. We recommend the Annapurna Ghorepani trek because it offers the best panoramic views and the Gurung culture, but with a shorter and easier itinerary. To make your journey simple and cheaper, there are fixed departure dates available for 2024 and 2025 Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking.

Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek Cost

1 People415 USD Per Person for Indian Citizens (30,543 INR)
2 People299 USD Per Person for Indian Citizens (22,430 INR) 
3 People270 USD Per Person for Indian Citizens (20,65 INR)
4-6 People250 USD Per Person for Indian Citizens (18,543 INR)

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek Route and Booking Process

Ghorepani Trekking Itinerary

The 4 Days Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit trek itinerary starts and ends in Pokhara. We take a jeep drive up to Ulleri to skip the dusty and stone stairs of the original trekking route. Right now there is also road construction beyond Ulleri village, but the trekking trail is still okay and nice to walk inside the forest. It will take 3 hours to drive from Pokhara to Ulleri-Banthathi and then 4 hours to hike to Ghorepani. We will reach Ghorepani before sunset, so after having tea and a short break, we will hike for 45 minutes to 1 hour up to Ghorepani for the sunset. However, the views are clearly seen from your hotel, and we will visit Poon Hill during sunrise the next morning. Never miss the first chance, so if the weather is clear, it is always good to visit Poon Hill for sunrise. In Ghorepani, there are nice hotels and lodges with attached bathrooms, so if you are looking for a luxury trek in Nepal, this trek is for you.

On the next day, after our morning visit to Poon Hill, we will trek to Tadapani, which is about a 6-hour easy walk and offers magnificent views of Annapurna South, Fishtail, sunset, and the beautiful landscape. While walking from Ghorepani to Tadapani, the trail is mixed with beautiful mountain views, rhododendron forest, small waterfalls, streams, and rivers. It is also possible to see wildlife.

On the third day, the trek from Tadapani to Ghandruk is pretty short and easy. We will explore the typical Ghandruk village after lunch in Ghandruk. On this trek, people should not forget to spend a night in Ghandruk, since it has many ancient and typical things to explore around the village. On the last day, after breakfast, we will take a jeep drive to Pokhara, which means you will reach Pokhara in the afternoon.

3 Days Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek

The 3-Day Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek plan is a popular trek, but this itinerary may be too difficult for beginners and slow hikers. The hike from Ghorepani to Ghandruk via Tadapani is almost 16 km long. If you are fit and looking for a short 3-day Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit Trek, please contact us. Here is the outline trip plan for the next 3 days.

  • Day 01: Pokhara Drive to Ulleri and Trek to Ghorepani.
  • Day 02: Ghorepani Trek to Ghandruk via Tadapani.
  • Day 03: After breakfast in Ghandruk, drive to Pokhara.

Trip Booking Process

It is easy to book the trek. Payment can be done online. Once you book the trek, send us your passport copies and passport-size photo by email to issue the trekking permits. Don't forget to attach your personal travel insurance details. This means you should have travel insurance. Write your hotel details in Pokhara, since this itinerary does not cover hotel accommodations in Pokhara. If you are flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara, let us know your flight details, and our guide will receive you at the Pokhara airport. If you want us to arrange flight tickets and hotels in Pokhara, feel free to write to us. Our guide will come to your hotel on your chosen dates in the morning. We will inform you of your guide's details once you book the trip with us. Our guide will carry the Ghorepani Ghandruk trek map and give it to each member before departing on the trek.

Itinerary

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This is the 4-day Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Circuit Trek itinerary. The trip starts from Pokhara. If you are looking for a 3-day trek, please contact us. The trek itinerary can be customized according to your travel length. If you are looking for a complete package including Kathmandu hotels, domestic flights, and Pokhara hotels, please write to us.

After a delicious breakfast at 7:00 AM, we will begin our day's adventure. Our first destination is Ulleri Village, which we will reach by driving for approximately 2-3 hours from Pokhara. The road to Ulleri is partially paved and partially off-road, but rest assured, it is a safe and scenic drive. 

Upon arrival in Ulleri Village, we will commence our Ghorepani Poon HIll Ghandruk Circuit trek. Prepare to be enchanted as we embark on a picturesque walk through lush forests, alongside streams and rivers, passing by charming waterfalls and small local tea houses. Along the way, you will catch glimpses of the majestic Mount Fishtail from Banthanti. However, once we reach Ghorepani, you will be awe-struck by the sight of towering mountains resembling giant mushrooms.

If you are feeling energetic and up for it, you may consider visiting Poon Hill in the evening for a mesmerizing sunset. The walk to Poon Hill from Ghorepani takes around 45 minutes, so be sure to consult with your guide and assess your energy levels. However, keep in mind that we have an exciting plan for a sunrise excursion at Poon Hill in the morning. Prepare for an incredible day of trekking, surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty and unforgettable mountain vistas.

  • Ulleri to Ghorepani Trek Distance: 11 km
  • Place to stay: Ghorepani - overnight.
  • Maximum Elevation: (2,874m) 9,429ft
  • Walking Hours: 4-5
  • Price Cover: Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation

    Wake Up up around 5;00 am and our guide will escort you to sunrise and mountain view at Poon Hill. Pretty much walking over stairs so if you have problems in your knees better to carry your hiking poles. It takes about 45 minutes to reach Poon Hill from Ghorepani. Enjoy the sunrise, Mt. Fishtail, Annapurna ranges, Dhaulagiri ranges, Tukuche Peak, and amazing landscapes. We will hike back to Ghorepani for breakfast and after breakfast, our trek continues towards Tadapani. The beginning hike from Ghorepani up to Deurali is slightly uphill but after that bit flat and downhill. The last point is uphill and takes about 45 to 1 hr. Enjoy the golden view of Annapurna South, Heuchuli, and Fishtail from the Tadapani.

    • Ghorepani to Tadapani Trek Distance: 12 km
    • Place to stay: Tadapani - overnight.
    • Maximum Elevation: (2,590m) 8,497ft
    • Walking Hours: 6-7
    • Price Cover: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation

      Enjoy the morning sunrise view from Tadapani and trek to Ghandruk Village. Ghandruk village is a big Gurung community settlement village. Trails are flat, downhill, but easy to walk. We will have lunch at Ghandruk village and evening will visit Gurung Museum and a short village walk. Fishtail, Annapurna South, and Heuchuli will be shining most of the time here. Overnight in Ghandruk Village, if possible we will see singing and dacing show nearby the village. 

      • Tadapani to Ghandruk Trek Distance: 6 km
      • Place to stay: Ghandruk VIllage - overnight.
      • Maximum Elevation: (1,940m) 6,364ft
      • Walking Hours: 3-4 hrs
      • Price Cover: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Accommodation

        The last mountain breakfast on the trip will be at around 8 in the morning, and then we will drive to Pokhara by a private jeep. It is about 55 kilometers from Ghandruk to Pokhara and takes 2 to 3 hours to reach. If you have a connecting flight to Kathmandu on the same day, we will drop you off at the airport. If you are staying in Pokhara, we will transfer you to your hotel. Your trip ends here once we drop you off at your hotel, but if you need any further help with a Chitwan safari, please feel free to contact us.

        • Ghandruk to Pokhara Distance: 55 km
        • Place to stay: Pokahra.
        • Drive Hours: 2-3 hrs
        • Price Cover: Breakfast, Lunch

         

          Route Map

          Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking map
          Cost Details
          Includes
          • Full Board (breakfast, lunch and Dinner) in Trekking
          • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge)
          • Government-registered local expert guide,
          • Annapurna Conservation Park fees and TIMS card.
          • Equipment and clothing for porters and staff.
          • Insurance for all staff and porters.
          • Transportation as per itinerary
          • First Aid Kit for Ghorepani Trekking.
          • Ghorepani Trekking Map
          • Salary, allowances, expenses and insurance for all staff, including porters
          Excludes
          • Personal gear and clothing (available on hire)
          • Tips for ground staff (Guide)
          • Table drinks, snacks, personal insurance, and medical evacuation in case of emergency
          • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslides, strikes, political unrest, etc.

          If you want Porter to carry your bags, it will cost an extra 30 $ per day. 1 Porter for 2 Trekkers, and the maximum weight they will carry is 20 KG.

          Dates & Prices

          Group Joining and Fixed Departure Dates for Ghorepani Poon HIll Ghandruk Trek

          The cost of the 4-day Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek is per person and does not include single accommodations during the trip. The group departure dates are listed below. Please note that these are just a few examples and that there may be other departure dates available. The easiest way to learn about specific departure dates is to contact us. If you are in a group, simply write to us, and we will arrange the trip on your requested dates, which means you do not need to follow the departure dates.

          The Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek departs from Pokhara, but if you want to join from Kathmandu, you will need to take an early flight to Pokhara. If you want us to arrange your flight tickets to Pokhara, please let us know. The flight to Pokhara takes just 25 minutes from Kathmandu. For those who will be staying in Pokhara, our guide and Pokhara representative will meet you the day before the trek or early in the morning on the same day, depending on your schedule.

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          Trip DateMay 25, 2024 -May 28, 2024
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          PriceUS$415
          Trip DateMay 30, 2024 -Jun 02, 2024
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          PriceUS$415
          Good to know
          • MasterCard, Visa Credit, and Debit Cards are accepted in Nepal. However, cash is highly recommended for small bills during the trek.

          What is the weather like at Ghorepani Trekking?

          November, December, January, and February are the coldest months, but they are also when the sky will be at its clearest. During this time, there will be snow, so you need to be well prepared with proper trekking gear.

          February, March, and April are the months that mark the end of the dry season. It is also the best time of year for trekking.

          May to June mark the summer season in Nepal, and it can get really hot and humid trekking in the mountains. The mountain view will also be average at best because of the haze.

          Nepal Festival Trek Ghorepani Ghandruk

          Festivals and Events in Nepal

          We are suggesting some of the biggest and most interesting festivals of Nepal, which are celebrated in the capital city of Kathmandu and in various parts of Nepal. You can plan a Nepal vacation or the Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek accordingly so you can experience more Nepalese cultures and participate in the festive events. 

          Dashian Festival "Inside Nepal"

          The longest and most significant celebration in Nepal is Dashain. The ten-day event honors the triumph of good over evil. Equal numbers of Hindus and Buddhists participate in the holiday. Dashain is a time for gathering with family and friends to rejoice. It's a joyful, peaceful, and joyful time. Dates of the Festival: October 10, 2024–October 15, 2024

          Indra Jatra Festival, Kathmandu

          Indra and his mother, Dagini, are honored during the eight-day joyful festival of the Newari community in the Kathmandu Valley in order to obtain their blessing for the upcoming harvest. The chariots of the living goddess Kumari, Ganesh, and Bhairav will be the main attractions of the festival, as will the Lakhey and many cultural mask dances around Kathmandu Durbar Square. Lord Indra is a particularly revered deity in Hindu societies where a good harvest is crucial since he has an avatar as the god of rain. 

          Holi Festival in Nepal

          Holi is a festival celebrated for the final victory of good over evil and the arrival of spring after the festivals of Dashain and Tihar. Foreign and domestic visitors will throw colored water and dry powder at one another during this vibrant celebration to convey their heartfelt greetings and best wishes. Holi Festival dates: March 24 and 25, 2024

          Accommodation On Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

          Probably the best hotels and lodges on the trekking routes. If you are looking for luxury accommodations and services, this is the best trip. The trip price does not cover luxury accommodation, but all the teahouses and lodges will be neat and clean. Rooms in Tadapani will have attached bathrooms, as possible. The view is amazing. Throughout the trip, we'll make sure to get you into the nicest tea houses that are accessible and provide you with beautiful views of the mountain and surrounding areas. We want to assure that solo female trekkers will be provided with a single room before booking the trek. If a single room is not available, then they will be sharing a room with other female trekkers.

          • A hot shower is possible and costs from 1USD to 5 USD
          • WiFI is available, and it is possible to charge mobile devices and batteries.
          • Heating in the dining place only.  ( Ghandruk village has heating inside the rooms too.)

          Food During The Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek

          The food on the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is typically made with local, organic ingredients. Breakfast usually includes eggs, porridge, soup, pancakes, bread, and chapatti. Lunch is typically dal bhat, Nepal's national dish, which is a combination of lentils, rice, vegetable curry, lettuce, pickles, yogurt, and vegetables. Other lunch options include pasta, pizza, burgers, and dumplings. It is important to eat a hearty breakfast and lunch to fuel your body for the day's hike.

          Breakfast: The breakfast options on the Ghorepani trek are varied and can be adapted to your preferences. Eggs, porridge, soup, pancakes, bread, and chapatti are all popular options.

          Lunch: Dal bhat is the most common lunch option on the ABC trek. It is a hearty and nutritious meal that will give you the energy you need for the afternoon hike. Other lunch options include pasta, pizza, burgers, and dumplings.

          Dinner: Dinner on the Ghorepani Trek is typically a more elaborate meal than breakfast or lunch. It might include a variety of curries, vegetables, and rice.

          Carrying water bottles is essential, and you will only be able to refill your existing bottle. Be sure to stay hydrated to prevent altitude sickness.

          1 liter Mineral water bottle costs 1 to 2 USD Max

          Trekking Equipment List For Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek

          This is not a complete gear list, but since the Ghorepani trek is a short and easy trekking route in the Annapurna Region, we are suggesting some of the essential trekking gear and things to pack. The trek gear needed will depend on the time of year, especially during the winter when you need to pack warmer clothing, trekking boots, and crampons. Here is a list of trekking gear for the Ghorepani trek:

          Clothing:

          • Hiking boots or shoes
          • Trekking pants
          • Long-sleeved shirts
          • T-shirts
          • Underwear
          • Socks
          • Rain jacket
          • Down jacket or fleece sweater
          • Hat
          • Gloves

          Equipment:

          • Backpack (40–50 liters)
          • Trekking poles
          • Headlamp
          • Water bottle
          • Sunscreen
          • Sunglasses
          • Insect repellent
          • First-aid kit: Guide will also carry it, but bring your own.

          Who will be my trek guide?

          You will be walking with a local English-speaking Sherpa guide. If you want a guide in another language, such as German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, please let us know, but there will be an additional cost.

          Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking FAQs

          • The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can be done in 2 days without going to Ghandruk Village, but covering Tadapani and Ghandruk Village takes a minimum of 3 to 4 days. The short 2-day or 3- to 4-day trek can be done from Kathmandu or from Pokhara.

          • The short 4-day Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk circuit trek is about 30 km, excluding the jeep drive to Ulleri and from Ghandruk to Pokhara.

          • The 4-day Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an easy to moderate trek for beginners, families, and first-time hikers. A 3-day trek can be quite difficult, but the 4-day trek plan is perfect for beginners.

          • Absolutely Not!, we cannot see Mount Everest from Poon Hill.

          • Let's not compare Poon Hill and Mardi Himal, because each trek has its own unique character and views. The Mardi Himal Trek takes you higher and closer to Mount Fishtail and Annapurna South, while Ghorepani is at a lower elevation with panoramic mountain views.

          • Yes, the Poon Hill viewpoint with Ghorepani and the Annapurna Sunrise Trek are all part of the same package. Ideally, Poon Hill is a famous viewpoint in the Annapurna region for sunrise and sunset, with beautiful mountain vistas. The 2- to 4-day Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek or the Annapurna Sunrise Trek is one of the most popular treks in Nepal, and it departs from Pokhara, Nepal. If you are just looking for the sunrise and to visit Poon Hill, our 2-day Poon Hill on wheel drive and trek package to Ghorepani is perfect for you. Follow the link.

          • Yes, Day Tours Nepal can arrange a luxury Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Circuit Trek. Except for Tadapani, all other destinations can be accommodated in luxury hotels and lodges. Luxury trek packages are more expensive than standard trek packages, but they offer a more comfortable and hassle-free experience.

          • Well, there are many popular treks in Nepal, such as Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit, and Langtang, but among them, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the most popular short trek. Without a doubt, if you are a first-time visitor to Nepal and are looking for a short trek, we highly recommend the Ghorepani Ghandruk Circuit. Other treks, such as Mardi Himal, may take you higher and closer to the mountains, but you will miss the panoramic mountain views and the typical Ghandruk Village.

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