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Poon Hill on Wheels

  • Duration2 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 3210 M
  • Group Size Max 20
  • Starts Pokhara
  • Ends Pokhara

Until recently, it was required to take multiple-day treks if you wanted to see the incredible panoramic view of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu mountain ranges from Poon Hill (3210m). Because of the recent construction of a road connecting Pokhara to Poon Hill, you can sit back and enjoy cruising to the jaw-dropping viewpoint in less than two hours.  Our four-wheel-drive Jeep bounces up the hillside as our eyes are fixated on the beauty that surrounds us.  Even from the Jeep, we pass picturesque terraced hillsides, brightly blooming rhododendron forests, and several charming Gurung villages on our steep ascent up the hill.

Whether you’re relaxing in Pokhara or just want a quick mountain getaway from Kathmandu, this is the trip for you. You get the same views that you would if you were trekking, but you don’t have to do much work to get there.  Afterward, we descend back to Pokhara.  The best time to do this tour is during the spring to see the rhododendrons blooming, although other seasons provide spectacular beauty as well.  Day Tours Nepal will make full arrangements for your Poon Hill on Wheels tour, including pokhara to ghorepani jeep prices in private vehicles, food, and accommodations.

Highlights of the Ghorepani Jeep Drive Tour

  • Sunrise and sunset views from Poon Hill
  • Snowy Mountain peaks from Poon Hill.
  • Flora and Fauna, Greenery Mountains
  • Waterfall, Rhododendron Forest (March)
  • Mountain people's lifestyle and culture

Ghorepani Poon Hill Jeep Drive Trek

While updating this trip package, the jeep can go further than Banthati to ValeOdar, and from there it will take 2 and a half hours to reach Ghorepani by foot. BUT! The 2-and-a-half-hour walk trek will not be possible in monsoon (July to the end of September) and in winter (Jan to March) after the snowfall since the road is not paved. This Poon Hill on Wheels itinerary plans to drive from Pokhara to Ulleri Banthati, and then the trek will be for a maximum of 4 hours to reach Ghorepani.

The natural beauty builds our anticipation for what lies ahead.  After our delightful drive, we have a short walk up to the viewpoint.  You’ll get goosebumps as you take in the spectacular views of Annapurna (8091m), Hiuchuli (6441m), Machhapuchhre (6993m), Dhaulagiri (8167m), Manaslu (8156 m), and many other surrounding white peaks.  We take our time, snapping photos and contemplating the enormity of the astonishing peaks in front of our eyes.  If you want to hang out for an extra day to see the sun rise over the mountains, it’s definitely worth it.

Is it possible to drive to Ghorepani Poon Hill straight from Pokhara?

The answer is yes, and it takes almost 8 hours via Beni Highway. From Pokhara to Beni, the roads are paved, but afterward, the roads are bumpy and dusty. However, the Ghorepani Drive Tour will be for 2 days from Pokhara. If you want to try this adventure Poon Hill Drive tour, then we will arrange, and the jeep will take you straight to Ghorepani village. The Ghorepani Jeep Drive cost USD 300 in total for 2 days, which covers the jeep, fuel, driver salary, and allowance. In one Jeep, a maximum of eight people can travel.

 

Itinerary

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2 Days Ghorepani Drive Trek

The 2-day Ghorepani Poon Hill on Wheels, a drive trek from Pokhara, is a popular short tour or trek plan. Below is the drive and trek plan, so don't expect that the Jeep will directly go up to Ghorepani. If you are looking for a straight drive up to Ghorepani village, then reach out to us directly by phone, message, or email. Anyone can join on this trip, and if you are looking to start from Kathmandu to Ghorepani, then you should take an early morning flight to Pokhara. We will arrange pickup from the Pokhara airport and a straight drive to Ulleri-Ghorepani.

Trek From Ulleri to Banthati To Ghorepani

In the morning, our guide and the vehicle will come to your hotel. We will leave from 7 to 7.30 am in the morning, so before that, finish your breakfast. We will drive up to Ulleri; the roads are not paved and are mostly bumpy. We will have lunch at Banthanti after walking 30 minutes from Ulleri. After lunch, we will walk for a maximum of 4 hours to Ghorepani. Ghorepani is the place where we will spend a night. Depending on time, if we reach early, we will walk up to Poonhill (45 minutes from Ghorepani) for sunset. Enjoy the peaceful evening view.

  • Pokhara to Ulleri Drive Distance: 40 km (3 hours drive)
  • Distance from Ulleri to Ghorepani: 9 Km
  • Walking hours: 4 hours maximum
  • Overnight: Ghorepani Village.
  • Maximum Height: 2,874 M (9,429ft)

UPDATES!!

ValeOdar to Ghorepani Hike

As we mentioned above, for now, the Jeep goes up to ValeOdar, and the trek duration is 2 and a half hours to reach Ghorepani Village after the drive. This trip will be possible from mid-September to the end of December and from April to June.

  • Pokhara to ValeOdar Drive 
  • Distance to Ghorepani: approximately 5 Km
  • Walking hours: 2.5 hours
  • Overnight: Ghorepani Village. 

    Early morning wakeup for the sunrise view from Poon Hill. Take a 45-minute to 1-hour hike to Poonhill from Ghorepani and enjoy the magical morning view from Poon Hill. After Poon Hill, we will trek back to Ghorepani for breakfast, and we will trek the same way back to Ulleri. Lunch at Ulleri and drive back to Pokhara.

    • Walking hours: 3 to 4 hours maximum
    • Overnight: Pokhara Hotel is not covered.
      Cost Details
      Includes
      • Full Board (breakfast, lunch, and Dinner) in Trekking
      • Accommodation during the trek (local lodge)
      • The government registered local expert guide,
      • Annapurna Conservation Park fees, TIMS card, and government taxes
      • Guide Insurance, Salary, and Allowances
      • Transportation as per itinerary
      • First Aid Kit
      • Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking Map
      • Salary, allowances, expenses and insurance for all staff, including porters
      Excludes
      • Lunch and dinner in the city (Pokhara)
      • Personal gears & clothing
      • Tips for guide
      • Table drinks, snacks, personal insurance, and medical evacuation in case of emergency
      • Expenses incurred due to accidents, landslide, strikes, political unrest, etc…
      • Hotel accommodation in Pokhara.

      Dates & Prices

      2 Day Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Departure Dates For 2024

      Normally, we will have daily departures for the 2-day Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. We offer group discounts for four or more people. Please don't hesitate to contact us for any questions or to book a private trek.

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      Good to know

      Major Festivals and celebrations 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 Poon Hill Drive Tour 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 that celebrates 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

      Nepal Festival Trek Ghorepani Poon HIll

       

      Who will be my trek guide for the 2-day Ghorepani Trek?

      You will be walking with a highly experienced mountain sherpa guide who can speak English. If you want a guide in another language for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, such as German, Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, or Korean, please let us know, but there will be an additional cost.

      Poon Hill on Wheels FAQs

      • Because of the recent construction of a road connecting Pokhara to Uller and ValeOdar Ghorepani, it only takes a maximum of 4 hours to reach Ghorepani and 45 minutes extra to reach Poon Hill. If you want to follow the old classic Ghorepani Trek route, then to reach Poon Hill, it takes 2 days from Nayapul, but it's not popular anymore because of the roads. A maximum 4-day or 3-day trek plan will cover the Ghandruk Tadapani routes. 

      • Not to Poon Hill, but yes, up to Ghorepani, we can take a jeep drive. From Pokhara to Ghorepani village by Jeep drive, it takes around 8 hours via the Beni Tatopani Highway. The last point of Jeep Drive will be up to Ghorepani in the future, since Poon Hill is the viewpoint and it's worth hiking for 45 minutes. Only the Jeep costs USD 300, and in one Jeep, a maximum of seven people can be seated.

      • Yes the ACAP permit is compulsory for Poon Hill; the TIMS Card may not required but the Annapurna ACAP permits is required for the Poon HIll. 

      • From Ghorepani to Poon Hill, there are nearly 3,000 steps, it takes a maximum of 1 hour to reach by foot. The route from Ghorepani to Poon Hill is mostly walking on the stone stairs; some people might need hiking poles.

      • The answer is no! From Poon Hill, you can see the Annapurna Mountains, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Fishtail, and other mountain peaks. If you want to see Mount Everest, then take a 1-hour Everest Flight from Kathmandu which is the quickest and easiest way to see Mt. Everest, including other of the world's tallest mountain peaks.

      • You can simply write us to book the private Jeep fromPokhara to Ulleri or to Ghorepani from Pokhara. Only 4WD Jeeps can go to Ulleri or Poon Hill; the private Jeep cost is as below:

        • Per Jeep it costs 70 to 90 USD from Pokhara to Ulleri, one way (both ways cost 180 USD)
        • Per Jeep it cost 300 USD to go to Ghorepani (Round trip, 2 Days)

        How many people fit in one Jeep?

        • 7 People Maximum. 
      • Yes, there is only one bus that departs at 8 a.m. in the morning from Pokhara to Ulleri and returns to Pokhara at 2 p.m. in the afternoon. We don't arrange bus tickets, but we can arrange a 2-day budget Poon Hill Drive Trek on a sharing basis. It will minimize your tour cost by about 80 USD.

      • It's a moderate trek and most of the people who hiked with us say it's a Chicken trek that anyone can do it. We have arranged a 2-day Poon Hill Drive trek plan for toddlers to 75-year-olds, so this trek is for everyone.

      • Yes, we can arrange the 2-day Poon Hill trek in a luxurious way. You will be staying in an attached room with meals of your choice and an experienced sherpa guide. Porters to Carry Your Baggage, Luxury Jeeps, and for sure it will meet your expectations. In the 3-day Poon Hill plan, you can spend an extra day in Ghorepani or also trek to Ghandruk village, and after Ghandruk, drive to Pokhara.

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