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Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek

Price Per Person USD $850

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Duration
10 days
Altitude
3,210m
Best Seasons
Spring & Autumn
Accommodation
hotel, tea-house

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Poon Hill (3,210 meters), the popular viewpoint, offers breathtaking Himalayan views of sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges, including Annapurna I, Mt. Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Hiunchuli, and Manaslu as well as the world’s deepest gorge, Kali Gandaki River.
  2. The chance to learn about the cultures, traditions, and way of life of the Gurung and Magar communities.
  3. The natural wonderfulness of a lush forest of rhododendron, oak, bamboo, pine, fir, and juniper trees, terraced rice fields, several waterfalls.
  4. An opportunity to witness of the Himalayan tahr, langur monkey, musk deer, a variety of species, Himalayan Monal, Pheasant etc.
  5. The enchanting tiny rural villages of Ulleri, Ghorepani, Ghardruk, Landruk, Dhampus, and others.
  6. It is comparatively easy, short, and suitable for trekkers of all levels, including first-time hikers, families, and children.
  7. A scenic, well-maintained trail, tea houses, and a guesthouse  
  8. The Gurung Museum in Ghandruk, which informs about the local Gurung ethnicity's culture, traditions, and way of life.
  9. A chance to sample local Nepali foods such as dal bhat, thukpa, momos, spaghetti, Tibetan bread, chapatti, and local products such as apple pie and apple cider.

TRIP OVERVIEW

Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek is a well-known trekking route in Nepal. It is renowned for its breathtaking views of the world’s 7th highest peak Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), world’s 8th highest peak Mt. Manaslu and the world’s 9th highest peak Mt. Annapurna 1st (8,091m) and Lamjung Himal ranges and the amazing sunrise over these Himalayas.

In comparison to other treks in Nepal, the Annapurna Poon Hill Trek is a relatively easy trek. As a result, it is becoming more popular. It is also appropriate for first-time hikers. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is also suitable for families with kids of any age group. It is also the best option for those with limited time, as it only takes about 9 days if you include the Kathmandu Valley tour. It begins in the small town of Nayapul, close to the beautiful lake city Pokhara. The trail leads you through picturesque Gurung and Magar villages like Hile, Tikhedhunga, Ulleri and Ghorpani before reaching the destination at Poon Hill view point.

Poon Hill, at an elevation of 3,210 meters, is a popular viewpoint. It is one of the best locations to see a spectacular sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. It is a wonderful opportunity for trekkers who want to experience the beauty of the Himalayas and see the most breathtaking views in Nepal. It is highly suggested that you attend Poon Hill early in the morning to see the first rays of sunlight in the Himalayas.

The Annapurna Ghorepani Poon Hill Surnrise Trek provides breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range, including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli and Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), as well as the world’s deepest gorge Kaligandaki river valley, Rhododendron forest, Pine trees and beautiful flora and fauna. Furthermore, this trail offers the opportunity to interact with local Gurung and Magar communities, their culture, way of life, as well as their local cuisine and hospitality. It is the ideal combination of natural beauty, cultures, and adventure.

Finally, you follow the route of famous Gurung and Magar communities’ villages Tadapani, Ghandruk, Landruk, Dhampus and Phedi then Pokhara by Private Jeep takes about half an hour.

SHORT ITINERARY

Day 1: Kathmandu (1,350 meters) arrival

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Nayapool and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577meters)

Day 4: - Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850 meters)

Day 5: - Trek from Ghorpanti to Tadapani (2,630 meters)

Day 6: - Trek from Tadapani to Landruk (1,565 meters)

Day 7: - Trek from Landruk to Dhampus (1,650 meters)

Day 8: - Trek from Dhampus to Phedi then drive back to Pokhara

Day 9: Drive back from Pokhara (422 meters) to Kathmandu by tourist bus

Day 9: Drive back from Pokhara (422 meters) to Kathmandu by tourist bus

Day 10: - Fly back to your home land

Food and Accomodation in Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

There are tea houses and lodges along the trekking route with basic facilities for trekkers in Poon Hill Trek in Nepal. The tea houses offer affordable food and lodging.

The room has a single or double bed and shared bathrooms. The rooms are clean and comfortable, with basic amenities such as a bed, pillow, and blanket. However, it is recommended that you bring a sleeping bag to keep warm. If you want to hire that in Nepal, our company can assist you at a reasonable price. If you cause physical harm, you should pay the full cost.

There are traditional Nepalese dishes as well as western dishes in Poon Hill Trek such as dal bhat (rice, lentil soup, and vegetable/meat), noodles, fried rice, momos, spaghetti, bread, and so on. They are generally prepared in an organic manner with high quality on customer preference.

The best season for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The best seasons for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek are autumn (October to November) and spring (March to April). During the autumn season, the weather is generally dry, stable, and clear, and the temperature is mild, making trekking suitable for the scenery of snow - capped mountains and other surroundings.

Autumn has clear skies and dry weather. As a result, the view of the mountains and surroundings is truly breathtaking. In the spring, the weather is mild and pleasant, and the trail is surrounded by colorful flowers such as rhododendron. There is very little chance of rain.

The Poon Hill Trek is possible during the winter (December to February) and monsoon (June to August) seasons, but the weather and conditions are more difficult. There are numerous risks. It is therefore advised to avoid this trek during the monsoon and winter seasons.

During the monsoon, the trail can become muddy and slippery, with little visibility. Temperatures rise during the winter season (December to February), and snowfall occurs at higher elevations.

DETAILED ITINERARY

Day 1: Kathmandu (1,350 meters) arrival

We will meet you at Kathmandu's Tribhuwan International Airport and drive you to your hotel. If you come in early morning, you can explore Thamel's tourist attractions, dining on Asian and Western flavours, or visiting a spa for a massage and steam bath shower or you can choose to stay at your hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu Valley Sightseeing

After your first Nepali breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you on a tour of the Kathmandu Valley, which consists a few UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Boudhanath stupa, Pashupathinath temple, Swoyambhunath Stupa, and Kathmandu Durbar Square. This day is also used to prepare your luggage for a journey, and if you are missing any essential equipment, Thamel is a perfect location to purchase or rent it. Then, at 5 p.m., we'll meet you in your hotel's room to go over some important and main information. If you have any payments due, please give them during our initial meeting.

Overnight at Hotel.

Include: Bed and breakfast

Day 3: Fly to Pokhara, drive to Nayapool and trek to Tikhedhunga (1,577meters)

After breakfast, you will take a domestic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara with the assistance of our company guide. The flight takes about 30 minutes and provides breathtaking views of Nepalese landscapes. When you arrive at Pokhara Airport, our company guide will meet you and take you to your hotel for lunch. Then, take a car or taxi from Pokhara to Nayapul, which takes about an hour through beautiful countryside and a small village. The trail from Nayapul to Tikhedunga takes about 5 hours to complete, with some suspension bridges along the way. Bhurungdi Khola, a beautiful and clear mountain stream, guides you. Some communities' traditional villages, such as Gurung, Magars, and Brahmins, are passed through. The trail is beautifully decorated with lush forests of rhododendron, bamboo, and oak, as well as a variety of beautiful terraced rice fields.

Trekkers who want to save time and avoid the road trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara should take the Kathmandu to Pokhara flight. As you gain altitude in the plane, you will be able to see several views of the Himalayan range, including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna, Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Mt. Langtang, Numbur Peak, Mt. Gaurishankar, and the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in a short flight.

Day 4: - Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (2,850 meters)

Today, this trail takes about 7 hours to complete and passes through steep stone steps and dense forest, as well as the traditional Magar village of Ullaeri. It is well-known for its beautiful terrace farming and walk approximately 3200-step steep stone stairs. This journey is tough but rewarding due to the stunning views of the surrounding mountains. This trail ascends through a lush forest of rhododendron flowers. During the spring season, the forests are ablaze with colorful rhododendron and a variety of colorful flowers. You continue to Banthanti village, where trekkers rest there and take lunch before moving on to the popular spot Ghorepani village.

Day 5: - Trek from Ghorpanti to Tadapani (2,630 meters)

Today is your most important day because you hike to Poon Hill view point (3,210 meters) early in the morning. It offers breathtaking views of the Himalayas, including Mt. Annapurna 1st, Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu, Lamjung Himal, Tukuche peak, Dhaulagiri ii, iii, iv Burja Himal, Nilgiri, Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machhpuchhre (Fishtail), and many other as well as the world’s deepest Kaligandaki river gorge. When the Sunrays hitting the Annapurna range create a dramatic golden glow. You take breakfast after hiking to Poonhill then continue trek to Tadhapani. This trail leads you through a colorful rhododendron forest before arriving in Tadapani. It is a traditional Gurung settlement, with traditional Nepalese thatch-roofed houses and stone and wood buildings. You can learn about the Gurung ethnic group, their culture, way of life, and hospitality. Tadapani has a few guesthouses and teahouses that offer basic lodging and food to trekkers.

Day 6: - Trek from Tadapani to Landruk (1,565 meters)

After a hot breakfast in Tatopani, your trek begins. Later on, the trail descends to the Gurung community's village of Ghandruk, passing through terraced farms and a forest of Rhododendron, bamboo, oak and colorful rhododendron trees. You follow the Modi Khola/stream bank. It's recognized for its historic houses and generosity. You can visit the Gurung museum at Ghandruk to take lessons about the culture, ways of life, and historical background of Nepal's Gurung ethnicity. You move through dense forests and enchanting villages as you make your way to Landruk. This trail allows visitors to see a diversity of birds and animals, including a monkey and a deer. You can explore the mesmerizing Himalayan view, which includes Mt. Annapurna and Mt. Machhpuchhre (Fishtail).

Day 7: - Trek from Landruk to Dhampus (1,650 meters)

Your journey begins after breakfast in Landruk. You cross through lush green forests of rhododendron, oak, bamboo, and other trees that are the habitat of various kinds of birds and animals. Then you proceed to Phothana village, which offers incredible views of the Annapurna ranges and surrounding valleys. And then, you walk to the rural village of Dhampus. It is a popular spot for its stunning sunrise views over the Annapurna range in the early morning and sunset views over the Himalayas in the evening. Views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges in the Himalayas are breathtaking. Along the way, you also can explore Annapurna South Hiunchuli, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), and other peaks. Celebrate your last trekking day with the crew staffs.

Day 8: - Trek from Dhampus to Phedi then drive back to Pokhara

Your day begins with a hot breakfast at the top of the hill village of Dhampus. This trail takes you to the foothills of Phedi, a small village town, and then back to Pokhara, the lake city, for about 30 minutes by Jeep or Car. Pokhara is a famous lake city where you can get plentiful opportunities for Nepalese to the western pattern foods, take massage, sauna bath or chill with cold beer. After having your lunch, we provide you half day sightseeing including KI Sing bridges, International Mountain Museum, Davis falls and finally boating Phewa lakes. Overnight at Hotel in Pokhara with bed and breakfast.

Day 9: Drive back from Pokhara (422 meters) to Kathmandu by tourist bus

A bus ride of 200 kilometers takes approximately 7 hours. It is determined by Nepal's roadways and traffic. The tourist bus is relatively comfortable, with air conditioning and relaxing seats. During the journey, most tourist buses provide snacks and bottles of water. This journey takes you through scenic tiny towns, valleys, landscapes, vegetation, terraced fields, rivers, streams, and wild life. You will cross several rivers, including the Trishuli and Seti rivers. You will pass through Mugling, which is located where the Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers meet. The scenery of the two rivers merging and rapidly flowing downstream is truly breathtaking. You take short breaks and eat foods along the way. You take you to your hotel when you drop you off in Kathmandu. On the final day of the trek, our company will provide you with a farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 9: Drive back from Pokhara (422 meters) to Kathmandu by tourist bus

A bus ride of 200 kilometers takes approximately 7 hours. It is determined by Nepal's roadways and traffic. The tourist bus is relatively comfortable, with air conditioning and relaxing seats. During the journey, most tourist buses provide snacks and bottles of water. This journey takes you through scenic tiny towns, valleys, landscapes, vegetation, terraced fields, rivers, streams, and wild life. You will cross several rivers, including the Trishuli and Seti rivers. You will pass through Mugling, which is located where the Trishuli and Marsyangdi rivers meet. The scenery of the two rivers merging and rapidly flowing downstream is truly breathtaking. You take short breaks and eat foods along the way. You take you to your hotel when you drop you off in Kathmandu. On the final day of the trek, our company will provide you with a farewell dinner in the evening.

Day 10: - Fly back to your home land

Today is your final day. We confirm your flight ticket and leave the hotel for Nepal's Tribhuwan International Airport within three hours. We are hopeful that you will visit us as a guest, but our journey together will change us into closest friends. We will be eternally grateful for the chance to assist you in the Himalayas.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1. How much does Poon Hill Trek cost?

The cost of the Poon Hill Trek in Nepal varies depending on a variety of factors such as the duration of the trek, the season, the mode of transportation, the type of lodging chosen, and the quantity of trekkers participating in the trek.

If you plan a 10-day itinerary for the Poon Hill Trek in Nepal, the cost per person can range from U$D1099/ per person. This cost typically includes 3 nights hotel in Kathmandu with bed and breakfast, 1 day sightseeing around Kathmandu Valley, 1 night hotel in Pokhara with bed and breakfast, 1 way flight ticket from Kathmandu to Pokhara and tourist bus from Pokhara to Kathmandu, full board services for the guest while trekking, Please check it out includes and excludes section for details, TIMS and Permit fees, all foods, transportations insurance and salary for Nepali crew staffs like guide and porter.

2. Is Poon Hill Trek possible for first time hiker?

Of course, the Poon Hill trek is appropriate for first-time hikers with moderate levels of fitness. Although this trekking trail is relatively well-maintained, highlighted, and easy, trekkers must prepare physically for the trek in order to build strength and endurance. This helps to reduce fatigue and physical harm during the trek. You need to walk 5-6 hours per day to reach Poon Hill at an elevation of 3,210 meters.

3. Can solo trekker do Poon Hill Trek?

Solo trekkers can complete the Poon Hill Trek, but the Nepal government has mandated that trekkers hire a guide and porter for their safety and convenience. However, you should hire a guide and porter for assistance with food, lodging, transportation, carrying your backpack, and learning about the local geography, climate, and environment.

4. How long does the Poon Hill Trek take?

The Poon Hill takes 5-10 days to complete, depending on your beginning and ending points, fitness level, and acclimatization requirements. If you visit the World Heritage Sites in Kathmandu and fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, it will take you 10 days. You should also walk 5-6 hours per day.

5. How difficult is Poon Hill Trek?

The Poon Hill Trek is a moderately difficult trek. It is appropriate for trekkers with a medium level of physical fitness and prior trekking experience. The trekking trails have good maintenance and easy uphill climbs. Despite the lack of required mountaineering skills and equipment, this trek can be physically demanding due to the high altitude of 3,210 meters at Poon Hill. This trek requires 5-6 hours of walking per day.

6. Where does Poon Hill Trek start?

The Poon Hill Trek usually starts from the town of Nayapul the nearby Lake City of Pokhara. It takes about an hour’ drive by a car or a bus from Lake City of Pokhara.

7. Which month is the best to visit Poon Hill Trek?

The best seasons to visit the Poon Hill Trek are spring (March to May) and autumn (September to November), when the weather is usually clear, dry, and pleasant, with stable temperatures and little precipitation, providing stunning views of the Himalayas.

The weather is friendly in the spring. The trails are mostly filled in lush greenery with blooming colorful flowers, including rhododendron, and the weather is mild and pleasant.

Similarly, the weather in autumn is usually cool and dry. The skies are clear, the weather is dry and stable, and the views of the mountains and scenery are breathtaking.

8. How can I go to Ghorepani Poon Hill?

From Kathmandu, it takes about 30 minutes to fly to Pokhara, and then it takes about an hour to drive or take a bus from there. The trail from Nayapul to Tikhedunga takes about 5 hours, followed by a 7-hour walk to Ghorepani. The next day, you hike to Poon Hill early in the morning. The 3.5-kilometer journey between Ghorepani and Poon Hill takes approximately one hour.

9. Do you need a guide for Poon Hill Trek?

The Nepal government has announced that trekkers must hire a guide and porter for any trekking in Nepal. As a result, it is highly suggested that you hire a guide for your Poon Hill Trek in Nepal.

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