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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 3 Days

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  • Annapurna Region , Nepal
  • 3 Days
  • Trekking in Nepal
  • 2850m
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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Trip At Glance

Duration

3

Max Altitude

3210

Best Season

Autumn & Spring

Trip Type

Tea house

Transportation

Private Car flight

Accomodation

Hotel Lodge

Overview And Highlights

We trekked from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani which was at an altitude of 2,850 meters. We move through the mountain side on a well made stone step path passing tiered rice and wheat fields, small villages, and thick forest.

The walking route was very well built and so outgoing, it made you wonder who made it and how long it took. It is such a saving grace for the various mountain villages to have an efficient way to communicate. we passed many donkeys and their owners transporting wood, gas. It was incredible to me how anything could have been built in such an unforgiving and difficult landscape.

The realization that made the most permanent impression on you was how different people around the world can survive. I had never experienced a lifestyle that differed so much from my own. The things that are important to me were not nearly as important to them, and vice versa. It’s these types of experiences that help us stay open minded and accepting.

We arrived at the second Guesthouse very close to the foot of Poon Hill in Ghorepani which gave us easy access for the 5 AM hike the next morning. This tea house was popular among the trekkers for its location.

Early morning me and my girlfriend hike to Poon hill for sunrise views and we met approximately 200 other trekkers in the morning to make the ascent to Poon Hill at 3210m. It was still pitch dark so you were left to follow the light of your head lamp and the ambient light of others’. At 5 AM it is quite cold out so you bundled up, but don’t fret, you’ll start sweating in no time.

There’s a hut at the top that serves up hot tea (lemon or black) to enjoy with the view. We had a relatively clear sunrise that displayed a few of the great peaks including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Machhapuchhare (“Fish Tail”), and Dhaulagiri. It was hard to leave the views from the top but you were delighted with spectacular views on the way down! Hiking up to the acme of Poon Hill was our prize.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the most popular short treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal, offering stunning mountain views, diverse landscapes, and cultural experiences. Here are the highlights of this trek:

Poon Hill Sunrise:

Watching the sunrise from Poon Hill (3,210 meters) is the highlight of the trek. From this vantage point, trekkers are treated to a panoramic view of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges bathed in the golden light of dawn. The sight of the snow-capped peaks glowing in the morning sun is truly breathtaking.

Spectacular Mountain Views:

Throughout the trek, trekkers are rewarded with spectacular views of some of the world's highest peaks, including Annapurna I (8,091 meters), Annapurna South, Machhapuchhre (Fishtail), Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, and Hiunchuli. These towering mountains form a majestic backdrop against the lush green hills and valleys of the Annapurna region.

Gurung and Magar Villages:

The trek passes through traditional Gurung and Magar villages, allowing trekkers to experience the local culture and hospitality. Visitors can interact with villagers, observe their way of life, and learn about their customs, traditions, and architecture.

Rhododendron Forests:

During the spring season (March to April), the trail is adorned with blooming rhododendron forests, creating a vibrant and colorful landscape. The sight of these bright red, pink, and white flowers against the backdrop of the Himalayan mountains is simply stunning.

Ghandruk Village:

Ghandruk is one of the largest Gurung villages in the Annapurna region and serves as a cultural hub for trekkers. The village offers picturesque views of the surrounding mountains and terraced fields, as well as opportunities to explore traditional Gurung architecture, visit local museums, and interact with villagers.

Natural Hot Springs:

After a day of trekking, trekkers can relax and rejuvenate in natural hot springs located in Jhinu Danda. These hot springs provide a soothing respite for tired muscles and offer a unique opportunity to unwind amidst the tranquility of nature.

Easy to Moderate Trekking:

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is suitable for trekkers of all levels, including beginners and families. The trail involves moderate ascents and descents, with well-marked paths and comfortable teahouse accommodations along the way.

Accessibility:

The starting point of the trek, Nayapul, is easily accessible from Pokhara, a popular tourist destination in Nepal. Pokhara can be reached via a short flight or a scenic bus ride from Kathmandu, making the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek a convenient option for travelers.

Overall, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and Himalayan adventure, making it a memorable experience for trekkers seeking awe-inspiring mountain panoramas and authentic cultural encounters in Nepal.

Day to Day Itinerary

Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and to Ulleri

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2000

After having breakfast early in the morning with a half an hour drive to Nayapul and you will start your trek to Ulleri. At a 20minutes walk from Nayapul you will reach to Birethati, here you have to show your trekking permit and TIMS in the National Park Office. After a short stops, and trail slightly goes Tikhedhunga via Burundi Khola, village of Sudame, Mathathati Hille and finally  crossing many beautifully settled hamlets and  reach to Ulleri over night at lodge.

Trek from Ulleri to Ghorepani

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Lodge
Elevation
2850

Taking breakfast early we start our trek which is challenging. We should walked straight up the face of the mountain for about 4 hours, eventually catching glimpses of the white snow- capped Annapurna Peak. The view was amazing.  we continue our trekking and reached cold Ghorepani.

Trek from Ghorepani to Poonhill and to Pokhara

Food
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accomodation
Hotel
Elevation
900

Early morning at the break of dawn after an hour of trek we will reach to Poon Hill at the altitude of  3210m. If morning is fine and clear we will be awarded with an opportunity of close view of outstanding and impressive sunrise.After a close view of Pooh Hill and after taking Breakfast at Ghorepani we will walk downhill to the Ulleri and Take a Jeep drive back to Pokhara.

What Is Included ?

  • Three  meals a (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner) during the trek.
  • All accommodations during the trek.(Toilet will be outside from your room)
  • Office paper works Annapurna Conservation park entry permit
  • Trekking information management system (Tims) permit.
  • Kathmandu- Pokhara -Kathmandu by A/C  comfortable tourist Bus
  • A helpful, knowledgeable, friendly,well English speaking  trained, government license holder guide With all his salary, food, drinks and insurance.
  • A Strong, helpful porter with proper equipment (one porter for two people).
  • Assistant guide group size of more than 8 people in a group
  • Medical supplies (first aid kit will be available)
  • Pokhara- Hile-Pokhara by taxi/ jeeps
  • All government taxes and office expenses.
  • Suvenir : something from Nepal give you mmory for life long
  • Trekking route map.
  • Company certificate after the successful trek

What Is Excluded?

  • Nepal entry visa fee  You need 4 passport size photos and $30  for 15 days visa
  • International airfare/Your Travel insurance
  • Lunch/Dinner in pokhara/Hot shower during the trek
  • Tea/Coffee/bottles drinks/ Sweet things/Hotel in Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Camera’s  battery charge during the trek
  • Additional cost by out of management control due to the landscape, weather condition, illness, government  strikes, and physical condition.

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FAQs

Yes, you can get it in Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu. As you arrive to airport fill the form and proceed to the visa line. You have to pay 30US$ for 15 days of visa from the day of issue, 50US$ for 30days and 150US$ for 90 days of tourist visa. For this you have to bring two passport size photos.

The Poon Hill trek is typically a short trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It usually takes around 4 to 5 days to complete, depending on the starting point and the pace of the trekker. The trek usually covers a distance of approximately 32 to 40 kilometers (20 to 25 miles) round trip, starting from Nayapul or Kimche and passing through picturesque villages like Ghorepani and Ghandruk before reaching the summit of Poon Hill.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is considered to be a moderately difficult trek, suitable for beginners as well as experienced trekkers. Here are some factors to consider regarding the difficulty level:

Altitude: While the maximum altitude reached on this trek is around 3,210 meters (10,531 feet) at Poon Hill, which is not extremely high, some people may still experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness. It's essential to acclimatize properly and ascend gradually to avoid altitude-related issues.

Terrain: The trail consists of both uphill and downhill sections, with some steep ascents and descents. However, the paths are generally well-marked and maintained.

Duration: The trek usually lasts for 4 to 5 days, with daily hiking durations of around 4 to 6 hours. While the days can be long, there's usually enough time for rest and acclimatization.
Weather Weather conditions can vary, and it's essential to be prepared for changing weather, especially during the colder months when temperatures can drop significantly, and there may be snow at higher elevations.

Accommodation and Facilities: The trekking route has teahouses and guesthouses along the way, providing basic accommodation and meals. However, amenities may be more limited in some areas, so it's necessary to be prepared for rustic conditions.

Overall, while the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek requires a reasonable level of fitness and stamina, it is achievable for most people with proper preparation and pacing

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek typically starts from Nayapul, which is a popular starting point for treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Nayapul is accessible by road from Pokhara, a major city and tourist hub in Nepal. From Nayapul, trekkers follow the trail through picturesque villages such as Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, and Ghorepani before reaching Poon Hill, which offers stunning panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges. Some variations of the trek may start from other nearby towns or villages, but Nayapul is one of the most common starting points for the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.

Yes, please absolutely you need, from 1st April 2023, it’s compulsory for all international trekkers to hire a guide for hiking most routes in Nepal. The best way of finding a good reliable guide is through one of the trekking agencies in Kathmandu. The average price is US$20 to 25 per day for a porter and US$25 to 30 per day for a Guide. You can share one guide/porter between a couples of people.
 

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is the best luxury route in the Entire Annapurna trekking region in Nepal. Almost every guesthouse on the route has Wi-Fi, a hot water shower, and electricity. Some time they charge you extra for using these facilities. But most of the places or in the trekking routes they will not charge you.

 

The spring of March and April and the fall months of October and November is the best time to visit Poon Hill. These months are quite dry and warm. Hiking during the monsoon season between May and September is not recommended due to the high risk of landslides and floods. The winter months of December, January, and February are the driest and the coldest months of the year. The elevation on the Poon Hill trek is not that high it’s unlikely that you’ll get a lot of snow even in winter.

From where you are travelling? If you are traveling from Kathmandu by flight, private vehicle or Tourist bus and straight way to heading Nayapul.
The trek starts in Nayapul, a small town 40 km from Pokhara.

Private vehicle to Nayapul leave throughout the day from the taxi terminal in Pokhara. The journey takes one and half hours with private vehicle from. The price is NPR 3000 and up to 4 people can travel on Taxi. If you are travel in group better to hire Local route jeeps and cost you 6000 to 7500NPR one way and jeeps goes up to Hille.

Since we are Nepal based company we refer to arrange your international flights from your home town. But domestic flight ticket will be included in our package. Other help like river rafting, city guided tour, mountain flight, jungle safari will be provided according to your necessities.

 

It depends; if you’re comparatively fit and enjoy walking then you will definitely find a trekking route to suite you. Obviously shorter trek are easier and longer ones require a better standard of fitness. If you want to go somewhere then we are ready to tailor the tour for you as you can choose the pace.

The Poon Hill trek in Nepal is generally considered to be of moderate difficulty. While it doesn't require extensive mountaineering experience or technical skills, it does involve several days of hiking at high altitude, which can be physically demanding.

To prepare for the Poon Hill trek, it's advisable to engage in regular cardiovascular exercise such as hiking, walking, or jogging to build endurance. Additionally, strength training exercises targeting the legs, core, and upper body can help improve overall fitness and stamina for the trek.

It's also important to acclimatize properly to the altitude by gradually ascending and taking rest days as needed. Hydration, nutrition, and adequate sleep are crucial during the trek to ensure your body can cope with the physical demands of hiking at altitude.

Overall, while prior trekking experience isn't necessary, being in good physical condition and adequately preparing for the challenges of the trek will greatly enhance your experience and enjoyment of the journey.

Adventure Nepal Eco Trekking is a reputable trekking company in Nepal, and they prioritize the safety and well-being of their clients, including women traveling alone. However, as with any solo travel experience, there are certain precautions to consider:

Research the company: Before booking with Adventure Nepal Eco Trekking or any trekking company, research their reputation, read reviews from previous clients, and ensure they have experience organizing treks for solo female travelers.

Communication: Maintain open communication with the trekking company before and during your trek. Make sure they are aware of your solo status and any concerns you may have.

Travel insurance: Purchase comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities, medical emergencies, and potential evacuation in case of emergencies.

Stay informed: Familiarize yourself with the trekking route, local customs, and potential risks. Keep updated on weather conditions and any travel advisories in the region.

Buddy system: If possible, join a group trek or find a trekking buddy, even if it's just for part of the journey. There's safety in numbers, and having someone to share the experience with can enhance both safety and enjoyment.

Trust your instincts: If you ever feel uncomfortable or unsafe during the trek, don't hesitate to voice your concerns to your guide or the trekking company. Trust your instincts and take necessary precautions to ensure your well-being.

Adventure Nepal Eco Trekking, like many reputable trekking companies, likely has measures in place to ensure the safety of all their clients, including women traveling alone. However, it's essential to take personal responsibility for your safety and to communicate any concerns you may have with the company beforehand.

Permit is not required for trekking in Everest, Annapurna, Langtang and some other regions. However, conservation permits or National park permits are required. There are few restricted trekking areas in Nepal where trekking permits are required.

 

Adventure Nepal Eco Trek is a well-established trekking company in Nepal, and they have experience in organizing treks for solo female travelers. While trekking alone as a woman anywhere in the world comes with inherent risks, Adventure Nepal Eco Trek likely takes several measures to ensure the safety of their clients:

Experienced guides: The company likely employs experienced guides who are knowledgeable about the trekking routes, local customs, and potential risks. These guides can provide valuable assistance and guidance throughout the trek.

Safety protocols: Adventure Nepal Eco Trek likely has safety protocols in place to handle emergencies, including communication systems, first aid kits, and evacuation procedures if needed.

Client feedback: Reading reviews and testimonials from previous clients, especially solo female travelers, can give you insight into their experiences with the company and how they prioritize safety.

Communication: Before booking your trek, communicate openly with Adventure Nepal Eco Trek about your concerns and any specific safety measures you'd like to see in place.

Itinerary flexibility: The company may offer flexibility in trekking itineraries to accommodate individual needs and preferences, including rest days or alternative routes if necessary.

Local support: Having local support and contacts along the trekking route can be invaluable for ensuring safety and resolving any issues that may arise.

While Adventure Nepal Eco Trek likely takes measures to ensure the safety of their clients, it's essential for solo female travelers to take personal responsibility for their safety as well. This includes staying informed about the trekking route, practicing situational awareness, and trusting your instincts if something feels wrong. Additionally, purchasing comprehensive travel insurance that covers trekking activities is highly recommended.

Yes, in the event of an emergency while trekking, a guide can be a crucial resource in providing assistance and facilitating the necessary actions to ensure safety and appropriate response. Here's how a guide can help during an emergency:

Assessment and Response: Guides are typically trained and experienced in handling various emergencies that may arise during trekking, including altitude sickness, injuries, or adverse weather conditions. They can quickly assess the situation, determine the severity of the emergency, and initiate appropriate response measures.

First Aid: Many guides have basic or advanced first aid training and carry first aid kits with essential medical supplies. They can provide immediate first aid to stabilize the condition of the affected person, including CPR, wound care, managing altitude sickness symptoms, and administering medications if necessary.

Communication: Guides often have access to communication devices such as mobile phones, satellite phones, or radios, which they can use to call for help or communicate with local authorities, rescue teams, or medical facilities. This is particularly crucial in areas where mobile phone coverage is limited or nonexistent.

Coordination and Logistics: In the event of a serious emergency requiring evacuation or medical assistance, guides can coordinate logistics such as arranging for helicopter rescue, organizing evacuation on foot to the nearest settlement or medical facility, or seeking assistance from local authorities and rescue teams.

Local Knowledge and Contacts: Guides are familiar with the local terrain, trails, and resources available in the area. They can leverage their knowledge and contacts to navigate the situation effectively, access medical facilities or resources, and communicate with local communities for assistance if needed.

Support and Reassurance: During stressful and challenging situations, guides can provide emotional support, reassurance, and guidance to trekkers, helping to keep them calm, focused, and informed about the situation and the steps being taken to address it.

In summary, having a guide can significantly enhance safety and support in the event of an emergency while trekking. Their expertise, training, local knowledge, and access to resources can make a crucial difference in effectively managing emergencies and ensuring the well-being of trekkers.

Solo female trekking in the Ghorepani Poon Hill route, like in other popular trekking areas in Nepal, can generally be considered safe with proper precautions. Here are some factors to consider regarding safety:

Popularity of the Route: The Ghorepani Poon Hill route is one of the most popular and well-traveled trekking routes in Nepal. It sees a significant number of trekkers, both solo and in groups, throughout the trekking season. This popularity contributes to a sense of safety as there are often other trekkers and support services along the way.

Established Infrastructure: Along the Ghorepani Poon Hill route, there are numerous teahouses, guesthouses, and small villages providing accommodation, meals, and other services to trekkers. This infrastructure adds to the overall safety of the trek, as it means there are places to rest, eat, and seek assistance if needed.

Local Communities: The villages along the Ghorepani Poon Hill route are inhabited by friendly and welcoming locals who are accustomed to receiving trekkers. Solo female trekkers can often find support and assistance from these communities if required.

Communication and Connectivity: While mobile phone coverage may be limited or intermittent along certain parts of the route, teahouses and lodges usually offer Wi-Fi and internet access, allowing trekkers to stay connected and communicate with family and friends.

Trail Safety: The Ghorepani Poon Hill route is generally well-marked and well-maintained, with clearly defined trails leading from one village to the next. However, trekkers should still exercise caution, especially in adverse weather conditions or when navigating steep or rocky sections of the trail.

Personal Precautions: As with any solo trekking adventure, it's essential for solo female trekkers to take personal precautions for safety. This includes informing someone trustworthy about your trekking plans, staying in well-populated areas, trusting your instincts, and avoiding risky behavior or situations.

While solo female trekking in the Ghorepani Poon Hill route can be safe, it's important for trekkers to be prepared, aware of their surroundings, and take necessary precautions to ensure a positive and secure trekking experience.

Yes, you can bring some food from home for your trekking adventure, although there are a few considerations to keep in mind:

Customs Regulations: If you're traveling internationally, be sure to check the customs regulations of both your home country and Nepal regarding what food items are allowed to be brought into the country. Certain food items may be restricted or prohibited due to agricultural or health reasons.

Weight and Space: Keep in mind that you'll need to carry all your belongings, including food, during the trek. Consider the weight and space constraints of your backpack when deciding what food items to bring. Opt for lightweight and compact foods that provide energy and nutrition.

Local Availability: While bringing some snacks or specialty foods from home can be comforting and convenient, remember that there are teahouses and guesthouses along the trekking route where you can purchase meals and snacks. Local foods are often readily available and can provide a taste of Nepali cuisine.

Special Dietary Needs: If you have specific dietary requirements or preferences, bringing some food items from home that cater to those needs can be beneficial. For example, if you have food allergies or follow a vegetarian or vegan diet, you may want to bring along snacks or ingredients that meet your dietary restrictions.

Packaging: Consider the packaging of the food items you bring from home. Opt for durable and resealable packaging to prevent spills or damage during the trek.

Overall, bringing some food from home can be a good idea, especially if you have particular preferences or dietary needs. Just be mindful of any restrictions, plan accordingly for weight and space considerations, and enjoy the culinary experiences along the trekking route.

Yes, there is usually some form of communication available while trekking in the mountains, including the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. However, the availability and reliability of communication can vary depending on the location and altitude.

Here are some common methods of communication while trekking:

Mobile Phones: In many parts of the trekking route, especially near villages and settlements, you may be able to get mobile phone reception. Local SIM cards can be purchased in Nepal, and major mobile networks like Ncell and Nepal Telecom provide coverage in many areas along the trekking routes. However, coverage may be limited or nonexistent in more remote or high-altitude areas.

Satellite Phones: For more remote or higher altitude treks where mobile phone coverage is not available, some trekking groups or individuals may carry satellite phones for emergency communication. Satellite phones can provide coverage in areas where traditional mobile networks do not reach, but they can be expensive to use.

Wi-Fi: Some teahouses and guesthouses along the trekking route may offer Wi-Fi internet access for a fee. However, the quality and reliability of Wi-Fi connections can vary, and it may not be available in more remote areas.

Emergency Communication Devices: It's a good idea to carry an emergency communication device such as a Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) or a satellite messenger device like a SPOT or Garmin inReach. These devices allow you to send SOS signals and communicate with emergency services or your contacts even in areas without mobile or Wi-Fi coverage.

While communication options are available, it's essential to be prepared for the possibility of limited or no connectivity in certain areas along the trekking route. It's also a good idea to inform someone of your itinerary and expected return date before starting the trek, especially if you'll be traveling alone or in a small group.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is famous for several reasons:

Stunning Views: One of the main highlights of the trek is the panoramic views of the Himalayan mountain range, including iconic peaks like Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The sunrise view from Poon Hill, especially, is renowned for its breathtaking beauty.

Cultural Experience: The trek takes you through charming villages inhabited by the Gurung and Magar ethnic groups, allowing you to experience their unique culture, traditions, and hospitality.

Accessibility: The trek is relatively short and accessible, making it suitable for a wide range of trekkers, including beginners and those with limited time. It typically takes around 4-5 days to complete, making it a popular choice for travelers looking for a rewarding trek without the need for extensive preparation or technical skills.

Teahouse Trekking: The route is dotted with teahouses and guesthouses, providing trekkers with comfortable accommodation and meals along the way. This makes it convenient for solo travelers and those who prefer not to carry camping gear.

Variety of Landscapes: The trek offers diverse landscapes, including lush rhododendron forests, terraced farmland, and alpine meadows. This variety adds to the scenic beauty and interest of the trek.

Opportunities for Wildlife Viewing: The region is home to diverse flora and fauna, and trekkers may encounter various species of birds, butterflies, and other wildlife along the trail.

Overall, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek combines natural beauty, cultural immersion, and accessibility, making it one of the most popular treks in the Annapurna region of Nepal.

One of the most famous 3- 4-5 day treks in Nepal is the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in the Annapurna region. This trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as beautiful rhododendron forests and traditional villages. The trek typically starts and ends in the city of Pokhara and can be completed in 3-4-5 days, depending on your pace and itinerary. The highlight of the trek is the sunrise view from Poon Hill, which offers panoramic vistas of the surrounding mountains including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. It's a relatively moderate trek suitable for most levels of fitness, making it popular among trekkers of all ages and experience levels.

For a 3-day trek in Nepal, one popular option is the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in the Annapurna region. While the typical trek for Ghorepani Poon Hill is around 4-5 days, it's possible to shorten it to 3 days by starting directly from Nayapul instead of Pokhara and skipping some sections.

Another option for a 3-day trek is the Kathmandu Valley trek, which offers a glimpse into the cultural and natural diversity of the Kathmandu Valley. This trek takes you through picturesque villages, terraced farmland, and lush forests, with opportunities to visit ancient temples and monasteries along the way.

Additionally, the Langtang Valley trek can be shortened to 3 days by starting from Syabrubesi and trekking up to Kyanjin Gompa, which is the highest point of the trek. This trek offers stunning views of the Langtang Himalayas and the opportunity to experience the unique culture of the Tamang people.

It's important to note that while these treks can be completed in 3 days, they typically involve several hours of hiking each day and may require a reasonable level of fitness. Additionally, weather and trail conditions should always be taken into consideration when planning any trek in Nepal.

To fully experience Poon Hill, most travelers opt for a 3 to 4-day trek. This timeframe allows for a comfortable pace and provides opportunities to explore the surrounding villages and enjoy the scenic beauty along the way. However, some trekkers might choose to spend fewer or more days depending on their preferences and available time.

For a 3-day trek in Nepal, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is often considered one of the best options. This trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, as well as an opportunity to experience local culture and hospitality.

The typical itinerary for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek spans over 3 days, with the highlight being the sunrise view from Poon Hill, where you can witness the Himalayan peaks bathed in golden light. The trek usually starts and ends in the town of Nayapul and includes overnight stays in guesthouses or tea houses along the way.

While it's a relatively short trek, it still provides an unforgettable Himalayan experience and is suitable for trekkers of various fitness levels. However, keep in mind that weather conditions and trail difficulty can vary, so it's essential to be prepared and plan accordingly.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is generally considered to be of moderate difficulty. While it's not as challenging as some of the longer and higher-altitude treks in Nepal, it still involves hiking uphill and downhill over varied terrain, including stone steps and forest paths.

Here are some factors to consider regarding the difficulty level of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:

Altitude: While the highest point of the trek, Poon Hill (3,210 meters or 10,531 feet), isn't extremely high, some trekkers may still experience mild altitude symptoms. It's essential to acclimatize properly and ascend gradually to avoid altitude sickness.

Duration: The trek typically spans 3 to 4 days, with daily hiking distances ranging from 5 to 15 kilometers (3 to 9 miles). While the distances aren't extreme, the duration of continuous hiking each day can be tiring for some.

Terrain: The trail includes both uphill and downhill sections, as well as some steep stone staircases. Trekking poles can be helpful, especially on the downhill portions, to reduce strain on the knees.

Weather: Weather conditions in the region can vary, and you may encounter rain, snow, or cold temperatures depending on the season. It's essential to pack appropriate clothing and gear to stay comfortable and safe.

Overall, while the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is manageable for trekkers with a moderate level of fitness, it's still important to be adequately prepared, pace yourself, and listen to your body throughout the trek.
 

People opt for the 3-day Ghorepani Poon Hill trek for a variety of reasons:

Time Constraints: Some travelers have limited time available for trekking and want to experience the highlights of the region within a shorter timeframe. The 3-day trek allows them to witness the stunning sunrise from Poon Hill and enjoy the scenic beauty of the Annapurna region without committing to a longer trek.

Fitness Level: For trekkers who are short on time or prefer shorter hiking days due to fitness considerations, the 3-day trek offers a manageable itinerary with moderate daily walking distances.

Cost: A shorter trek typically involves lower costs for accommodation, meals, and guide services compared to longer treks. This can be appealing for budget-conscious travelers or those looking for a more economical trekking option.

Introduction to Trekking: The 3-day Ghorepani Poon Hill trek serves as an introduction to trekking in the Himalayas for beginners or those with limited trekking experience. It allows them to experience the thrill of trekking in the stunning Annapurna region without committing to a longer or more challenging trek.

Combined with Other Activities: Some travelers may combine the 3-day Ghorepani Poon Hill trek with other activities or sightseeing in Nepal, allowing them to enjoy a trekking experience while also exploring other destinations in the country.

Overall, the 3-day Ghorepani Poon Hill trek offers a convenient and accessible option for experiencing the natural beauty and cultural richness of the Annapurna region within a relatively short timeframe.

Additional Information

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the most popular trekking routes in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Here are some highlights of this trek:

  1. Breathtaking Scenery: The trek offers stunning views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including several peaks over 8,000 meters, such as Annapurna I, the 10th highest peak in the world.

  2. Poon Hill Sunrise: One of the major highlights of the trek is the sunrise view from Poon Hill (3,210 meters), where you can witness a panoramic sunrise over the Himalayas, painting the sky with hues of orange and pink.

  3. Cultural Experience: Along the trekking route, you'll pass through traditional villages inhabited by the Gurung and Magar ethnic communities. This provides an opportunity to experience their unique culture, lifestyle, and hospitality.

  4. Rhododendron Forests: During the spring season (March to May), the forests along the trail burst into vibrant colors with blooming rhododendron flowers, adding to the natural beauty of the landscape.

  5. Annapurna Conservation Area: The trek takes you through the Annapurna Conservation Area, which is home to diverse flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species such as the snow leopard and red panda.

  6. Easy to Moderate Difficulty: The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is considered suitable for trekkers of all ages and fitness levels. The trails are well-maintained and relatively easy, with gradual ascents and descents.

  7. Teahouse Accommodation: Along the trekking route, there are numerous teahouses and guesthouses where you can stay overnight, providing basic amenities such as meals and accommodation, making the trek accessible and comfortable.

  8. Ghandruk Village: Ghandruk, a picturesque Gurung village, is another highlight of the trek. Known for its traditional stone houses, terraced fields, and stunning mountain views, Ghandruk offers a glimpse into the rural way of life in the Himalayas.

  9. Natural Hot Springs: After completing the trek, you have the option to visit natural hot springs in Jhinu Danda, where you can relax and rejuvenate your tired muscles while enjoying the surrounding scenery.

Overall, the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, cultural immersion, and adventure, making it a memorable experience for trekkers from around the world.

 

We will travel from Kathmandu to Pokhara by road or air, then by road to Nayapul where the trek starts.  Trekking is throughout Tikedhunga 1580 Meters, and Ghorepani 2850 meters, followed by the Poon hill 3210 meters sunrise trek and then onto Tadapani 2610Meters Ghandruk 2090 Meters and back to Nayapul via Syaulibazar, Biretathi.

Amazing Trek to Ghorepani
Jan 2024 • Solo


I reached out to Adventure Nepal Eco Treks on the advice of a colleague in Nepal and after an initial inquiry, they took care of making all the arrangements for a 5 day trip from Kathmandu to Pokhara and a 3 day trek to Ghorepani to see the Annapurna mountain range. The logistics and communication throughout the process was phenomenal and it made the travel and trip very easy, letting me focus on enjoying the experience. My guide for the trek, Arjun, was very experienced and helpful and helped make everything happen at the hotels and tea houses along the route.

I would highly recommend booking your trip with them!
 

Trip Reviews (8)

I truly can say that I had a great time in Nepal and can't wait to visit again to do more trekking. Me and my buddy did poon hill Ghorepani trek in early November of 2019. Devi and his knowledgeable guide and porter were more than helpful, patient and courteous. Highly recommend this trekking outfit for all treks in Nepal. Thanks again Adventure Nepal Eco Treks Owner Devi,Baral and brilliant Guide Tilak Shrestha and Porter Onngchu Sherpa!!

Epic! Ghorepani Poon Hill 3 days Trek!!!

15th Mar, 2022


Excellently organized by Devi, Baral the company owner. Kumar, the guide was patient and professional. We had wonderful time in Nepal with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks. The assigned porters went above and beyond the call duty. I recommend this company if you are considering a Nepal Trek. My memories from this trip will stay with me for the rest of my life.

Poon hill Ghorepani a trip of lifetime.

15th Mar, 2022


Iv just returned from a lovely trek to poon hill ,I had Ramesh as my guide who was very efficient and helpful ,letting me go at my own pace ,the views were wonderful and breathtaking then I traveled down to Chitwan ,this was a great experience riding elephants and going on safaris

If you’re looking for the best company in my opinion go to Adventure Nepal Eco Treks and deal with Devi the boss who couldn't have been more helpful and organized ,this is my second trek with them having done Everest Base Camp Trek last May 2019

Fantastic poon hill Trek plus chitwan safari

15th Mar, 2022


We just completed a trekking to Ghorepani- Poon Hill-Ghandruk , since the very beginning Mr. Devi Baral is very helpful and easily contactable.

I found his company via reviews of Trip Advisor and then contacted him month ago to finalize the trip, we communicate through phone - whatsapps and email , he helped us to arrange the program and all details about it.

What surprised us, when we finally agreed about the program, Mr. Devi only asked our copy of passport and air tickets, no down payment or whatever payment in advance was asked !

When we arrived Kathmandu, we were a bit nervous but when we finally exit the airport, Mr. Devi was there with big smile picked us up from the airport to take us to the hotel in Thamel area Kathmandu. We settle the full payment in his cozy office and he explained again to us about details of the trip. Hotel he chose for us in Thamel was excellent : Nepal Access.

When we arrived Pokhara in the next day, we met with our guide and porter : Mr. Ramesh and Mr. Som . They were waiting for us from the morning when we arrived late delayed for 3 hours due to weather problem.

Mr. Ramesh a young humble Nepalese , really a good guys and speaks English very well . We travelled to Nanjapol and then hiked together to Ghorepani - Poon Hill and Ghandruk. He always smile and make sure our needs were covered, extra blankets were given when my mate had a fever during the trip and he made sure all are OK. Mr. Ramesh is really a good guide , and patience and also very knowledgeable about the trek and always in a good spirit, that really motivated us during the trip.

Mr. Som our porter is a type of a porter that whenever you needs, he always there.

He is not kind of a porter who will walk fast ahead while his clients are behind.

He always walk side by side with us together and also with Ramesh too.

They are really a good duo !!!

During the trip, we met his colleague (other guide) who was with another clients : Mr. Kumar , so along the road we always bumped to each other and had a good laugh together every night.

When we arrived the lodges, Som also make sure if we are OK and always ready with hot tea or whatever we needs.

Incredible experience with them, in our last day we even discussed next trip to Nepal with them.

This company ran by Mr. Devi is really super on how to service their clients , and they have the best guides probably , in my experience.

Thanks Ramesh and Som .. see you again soon !

 

Ghorepani - Poon Hill Trek for 5 days

15th Mar, 2022


Llegamos sin tener nada preparado y por suerte encontramos a Devi Baral !!. Le dimos unas cuantas ideas de lo que nos gustaria hacer y el nos lo organizo todo muy bien. No teniamos muy claro si hacer un trekking y menos mal que le hicimos caso!!!. El tiempo no nos acompano mucho y a penas hemos podido ver las maravillosas montanas de este pais. Tanto el guia Kumar como elporteador Kubindra se han portado estupendamente, y a pesar de nuestros escasos conocimientos de ingles nos hemos entendido muy bien. Tienen una paciencia y un buen humor esplendidos.

Esperamos poder volver en otra occasion y en otra epoca del ano y poder disfrutar plenamente de las visitas y de esta gente maravillosa!.

Poon Hill Ghorepani Trek 2012

15th Mar, 2022


From the first response from Devi to my e-mail, I felt sure I'd found an agent who could provide everything I was looking for. Devi listens to what you want and gives it to you at a price that is remarkable. Our tailormade holiday took us round Kathmandu, by bus to Pokhara (return by air), trekking from Nyapul via Poon Hill and Dhampus to finish in Phedi (61/2 days), sighting everest from Nagakot and a visit to Bhaktapur.

Devi also invited us to his home for a farewell meal, he made us feel very cared for and special.

On the trek you couldn't have a better guide than Kumar. He chose the best tea houses with the best beds, food and views. If you are thinking of not using a guide remember... you get to your final destination quite tired...there are few tea house reviews and you'll probably have a very hit and miss time (as others we met confirmed). Our porter Naranth RAN! ahead to ensure that the tea room Kumar wanted was reserved for us.... you really couldn't have spent time with a better couple of guys. They looked after us as if we were family. Using ANET was a big descision that we thought about very carefully and 100% came to the rigt descision to use them. Devi Baral, Kumar and Naranth can't be bettered.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek April 2012

16th Mar, 2022


Adventure Nepal Eco Treks arranged a wonderful Poon Hill trek for us in February 2014. Despite our flight to Kathmandu being cancelled and coming in a day late, everything went smoothly and we had the trip of a lifetime.

 

“Excellent Poon Hill Trek - highly recommended!”

16th Mar, 2022


Our experience with Adventure Nepal Eco Treks has been wonderful. Right from putting the itinerary together to making travel arrangements to seeing us off at the airport, Mr Devi Baral was personally involved.

 

“Ghorepani-Poon Hill Trek”

16th Mar, 2022



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