Ghorepani poon hill trek

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Ghorepani Poon hill Trek is one of the most spectacular and easy treks in the Annapurna region. Poonhill trek is a beautiful and relaxing adventure, which consists of pristine natural scenery on its trail.The Poonhill trek route passes through lush rhododendron forest along with the incredible views of Himalayan range on the backdrop.

The Ghorepani to Poonhill trek is also known as the Annapurna Sunrise view trek. This trekking takes you through some of the best Himalayan locations on its path. This trek is considered as the best trekking for the beginners who are not well experienced with long walking trails. Also, this trekking takes you through the local Nepalese villages like Ghorepani, Ghandruk, and Ulleri. Which gives you a true picture of the local Nepalese lifestyle. 

The highest point of Ghorepani to Poonhill trek is Poon Hill situated at the height of 3210 meters. This location is the viewpoint for the Annapurna range, Nilgiri, Dhaulagiri, Tukuche, and Lamjung Himal. A trek to Poon Hill to enjoy the beautiful sunrise over the amazing snow covered Mountains is really a rewarding journey.This trekking trail is filled with amazing natural treasures from hot springs, waterfalls and incredible rhododendron forests that are also home to a number of rare species of birds and animals throughout the trekking trail. This trekking journey is moderately easier while compared to other trekking trails and trekkers of various experience levels can easily complete this trekking without much issue.

This trekking journey starts from Hille as we drive up to there from Pokhara and our trek ends at Khimche. Ghorepani Poon hill trek is a perfect combination of culture, nature, and adventure to give you the best experience of trekking in Nepal.


At a Glance

  • Trekking and hiking to Ghorepani and Poon hill gives you deep insights into life on the mid-hills of the Nepal.
  • We hike an early morning to Poon hill an altitude of 3,210 meters to see 360 degree panoramic views.
  • Ghorepani poon hill trek is easy to trek comparing to other treks that perfect for beginner’s trekkers as well.

What's Included?

  • Best Lodge Accommodation during the trek
  • Healthy meals during the entire trek
  • Flight fare of Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Expert Local Sherpa guide to assist you 
  • Porters 1 Porter for 2 Person basis
  • Excellent quality accommodation in the city
  • Kitbag and Group medical kit
  • MTSE Company T-shirt and Trek Map
  • Private vehicle for ground transportation
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits
  • Guide and porter pay and insurance
  • Half day sightseeing in Kathmandu 
  • Private Jeep to Hille from Pokhara
  • Private Jeep from Khimche to Pokhara

What's Not Included?

  • International Airfare and Nepal Visa fee
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Emergency Helicopter Rescue Insurance
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu -
  • Any Alcoholic Drinks, Water and desserts in Trek
  • Tips for Guide & Porter
  • Hot Shower, Battery Charges
  • Unforeseen Cost such as Flight Cancellation 

Itinerary

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Arrive in Kathmandu, the beautiful and historic capital of Nepal. Your expert local Sherpa Guide will greet you at the Tribhuvan International Airport and guide you through the first culture shock of Kathmandu’s narrow, winding paths and get you settled into your hotel.

Once you've settled in, take a stroll around town or relax at Hotel garden and get some rest. In the evening, join us for a Welcome Dinner with live cultural show at typical Nepali Restaurant.

Accommodations: Sampada Garden Resort or Similar (3-star hotel)

Meals Included: Welcome Dinner

Approx. Time:30 Minute flights    Drive: 1hrs.

Approx. Walking: 3-4 hours. Distance: (7km)

Highest Altitude:Tikhedhunga (1577m/ 5,174 feet)

After breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel in our comfortable private vehicle to drive Kathmandu domestic airport for a short but very scenic flight to Pokhara, and we will transfer to Hille by Private Jeep, from where the trek starts!

Although most of most of the trekkers start from Nayapul, however, we highly suggest you to drive up to Hille and start your first day trek. Because, You won't have pleasure walking initially due to dusty roads"

Our route will take us past the TIMS Card check post and entrance to the Annapurna Conservation Area, Where your guide will show TIMS card and Annapurna Permit to an authorized person.  

On our drive we pass by beautiful villages, waterfalls and Rivers. Once we  get Hille,We will have lunch at this location and today we will walk only 40 minute along the side the valley until we reach the small village of Tikhedhunga. Late afternoon, Explore around the local Village.

Accommodations: Best available mountain Lodge/ Guest House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approx. Walking: 5-6 hours trek.

Approx. Distance:10 km and Ascent: 1300 meters

Highest Altitude: Ghorepani (2874 m /9429 ft).

After Breakfast, we will begin with our hike early in the morning. The beginning of the trek, we have to climb more than 3,500 stone steps with 500 meters ascent up to Ulleri Village. The "Ulleri Stairs" is one of the problematic parts of the whole trek.

Once you've finished this part, the rest of the path continues through a beautiful area of blooming rhododendron blooms and old oak plantations. Keep ascending uphill until you reach Nangethanti, Where we stop for our healthy lunch. In the spring season, the sights and trails are incredibly enjoyable!

We continue to hike after our meal until you get to Ghorepani, a village encircled by stunning scenery that's very famous with trekkers.

Accommodations: Best available mountain Lodge/ Guest House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approx. Walking: Poon Hill 1.5km (1 Hour).

Trek to Tadapani: 4-5 hours  Approx. Distance:12 km

Highest Altitude:  Poon hill (3210m/10531 ft.)

We’ll start our day with an early morning hike to Poon Hill (10,500 ft) to see the incredible view of Sunrise over Annapurna range. It takes about an hour to reach Poon hill from your lodge. Our Expert Local Sherpa guide will give you morning wake up call.

This place offers majestic panorama, mainly when the rising sun casts golden sunlit on the adjoining snow-covered mountains like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and Singa Chuli. From here, we’ll also have the views of the 6,000m-deep Kali Gandaki Gorge and the visual boundary of Nepal and Tibet as separated by the trans-Himalayan series.

Our guide offers you a cup of masala tea or coffee from the coffee shop. You can experience the magnificent views of the surrounding with your fellow trekkers. You’ll then return to Ghorepani for a hearty breakfast before continuing a full day of walking to the small village of Tadapani. Trek to Tadapani from Ghorepani is mainly hilly, with lots of ascending and descending through a delightful forest with panoramic views.

Your legs will feel the stretch, but you will joy at the sight of the deep, blooming jungles all around you. Our trail takes us over stone steps bordered on all sides by dense vegetation and creeping plants, making this leg of the trek feel like an appropriate journey!

Accommodations: Best available mountain Lodge/ Guest House

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Approx. Walking: 4-5 hours trek

Approx. Distance:10 km

Altitude:Tadapani: (2630 m/ 8628ft.) & Nayapul (1070 meters)

Today is a moderately easy downhill trek through least dense jungles. After breakfast in Tadapani, we begin our trek continues to descend towards the beautiful village, and once you reach Ghandruk Village you will have great views of Annapurna South and Fish Tail.

You will have excellent views of amazing hillside landscapes, forests, and terraced rice fields. Once you get the small village of Kimche, you will be walking near the road and our driver will be waiting there to transfer Pokhara. we drive to Pokhara by our office comfortable Private Jeep. Upon arrival in Pokhara, relax in your hotel and delight the late afternoon and evening on your own. This tranquil lakeside town is the entryway to the Himalayas, so there are sufficient of cool cafés, restaurants that provide to expats and adventure trekkers.

Accommodations: Hotel City inn or Similar (3-star hotel)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, you may have time to explore, relax, or check out one of the Pokhara's coffee shops. Roughly 1.5 hours before your flight, you'll be picked up from your hotel and transfer to the domestic airport to catch your flight back to Kathmandu.

In Kathmandu, our tour guide and driver will transfer you to your hotel and takes you for city tour for about 2-3 hours in the afternoon. Today we explore two beautiful world heritage sites (Boudhanath & Pashupatinath).

You can explore Kathmandu's local markets and street with our local guide. Also, you can do shopping for souvenirs or see anything you may have missed at the start of your trip. In the evening, select from a variety of Nepali, French, Vietnamese, and Middle Eastern dishes in Kathmandu.

Accommodations: Sampada Garden Resort or Similar (3-star hotel)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Wake this morning rested in Kathmandu and relaxed over a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Our guide and office vehicle will pick up at your hotel to transfer you to the airport for your flight back home.

Serving you was an incredible joy and pleasure, we at Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions will appreciate the links of our relationship built over the time you spent with us, and we thank you for choosing us as your travel partner and for visiting our beautiful country Nepal.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Accommodation

yes 2 Nights Deluxe accommodations in Kathmandu at 3 Star/ 5 Star Category Hotel as per itinerary

yes 1 Nights Deluxe accommodations in Pokhara at 3 Star/ 5 Star Category Hotel as per itinerary

yes 3 Nights best Mountain lodge comfortable room with attached bathroom & hot shower where available

mail All accommodation is on a twin sharing basis [Single rooms can be organized during trek with extra cost]

mail For the hotel in the Kathmandu & Pokhara single rooms are available at a supplementary cost.

What kind of food I can expect during Poon hill lodge trek??

------------------- Morning Breakfast [6:30-7:30 AM] -----------------------

  • Tea or Coffee, Hot chocolate, lemon tea, hot milk or green tea
  • Eggs items- Fried Eggs, Boiled Eggs, scramble eggs, Omelet etc
  • Bread items- Toast, Pancakes, Chapati & Tibetan Bread etc
  • Porridge with Honey, muesli with milk etc

--------------   Afternoon Lunch [12:30 – 1:00 PM] -------------------

  • Curry with Rice, Pasta, Noodles item, fried rice and fried Potatoes, Mo.Mo etc

----------------- Evening Dinner [6:00-8:30 PM] ----------------------

  • Sherpa Stew, vegetable Soup, mixed Soup, Potato Shop etc
  • Dal Bhat,tarkari – a soup of lentils with rice and a vegetable curry, Lassani, Pizza, Home Made Pasta etc
  • Fried potatoes with vegetables, MO. MO, fried Noodles, Pasta, mash potatoes with Cheese etc

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  • Welcome/farewell Dinner with live Cultural Show at typical Nepali Restaurant

--------------------------- Safe Drinking Water -----------------------------

You can get bottled water all the way up to base camp but the price per liter goes higher and multiplies significantly. It is recommended to bring stripes (UV filtration) or iodine tabs for water purification with soft plastic bags so that you can purify the water from the local source and make it safe for drinking purposes. At tea houses you will be served with boiled water. And please be noted that don’t drink water from local taps and resources as it would prone you to water borne illness and affects the whole trekking journey.

Reviews

1-6 of 6 Reviews
Ghorepani Poonhill trek, Trip of a lifetime

Review Posted by:
Pierre & Sylvie

Ghorepani Poonhill trek, Trip of a lifetime

The Poonhill Hike was an amazing experience with excellent guide Pemba and Porter dorjee. Pemba Sherpa was knowledge and passion for his country was heart warming. The food was tasty and plentiful! I respect the porters for their hard work and excellent service. This was a trip of a lifetime made very special by the excellent service and attention to detail by mountain Sherpa trekking & Expeditions. I would highly recommend Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions. This trek is highly recommended for all.

Posted on : June 21st, 2017 7:51 AM

"An unforgettable Poonhill trek!"

Review Posted by:
Ahmad Aliyar

"An unforgettable Poonhill trek!"

My brother and I always wanted to trek in Nepal, our first choice was local Sherpa Company Mountain Sherpa trekking & expeditions, and it was definitely the best! The Ghorepani Poonhill trek led by our guides Pemba Sherpa was Amazing. Everything was well planned and professionally done. They have not been afraid to worry that we enjoyed the adventure and comfortable. On the morning hike to poonhill 3,210 meters/10,531feet. We really appreciated our guides as were experienced. They wore our backpacks, supported and encouraged us with positive energy all the way to the top! We are so Thankful and grateful with our guides and porters.
After trekking we had 2 days in city. We went to city sightseeing. It was exciting and relaxing after Ghorepani Poonhill trek and our tour guide Sumba was very knowledgeable and explain all about Nepal culture, history and nepali lifestyle.
The hotel MST provided was great! Thank you very much, Mountain Sherpa trekking team and crew for this unforgettable experience!

Posted on : June 21st, 2017 7:31 AM

phenomenal guide for Ghorepani Poonhill trek

Review Posted by:
Cinzia Como

phenomenal guide for Ghorepani Poonhill trek

We had a great time with Mountain Sherpa trekking & expeditions. We did a 5 days Ghorepani poonhill trek with city sightseeing in Kathmandu and Pokhara city and both were spectacular. The company planning the trip was very helpful and answered all our questions we had. Our guides were phenomenal, and I felt very safe all the time.
We stayed in cozy lodge on the mountain while we are trekking and stayed at comfort hotels in City. We were treated like kings, and the guides and porters all took very good care of us. They were very polite and we felt very welcome. I would recommend Mountain Sherpa trekking & expeditions to recommend if you are looking for to visit.

Posted on : June 21st, 2017 6:40 AM

 “Once in a lifetime trip thanks to our sherpa and the trekking company”

Review Posted by:
Sue Mazingo

“Once in a lifetime trip thanks to our sherpa and the trekking company”

It is so hard to pick a trekking company over the internet, and to trust that the one you pick and pay a deposit to is legitimate. I knocked it out of the park with this one. Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions was not only legit, they were consummate professionals, tending to every detail of my trip so I would be safe, cared for, and a happy customer. They surpassed their goal. I was ecstatic! My daughter and I trekked from Pokhara to Poon Hill and were awed in every step.
See my part 1, 2 & 3 short video
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Thank you Mountain Sherpa Trekking, for one of the most memorable experience of my life.

Sue Mazingo (USA)

Posted on : July 28th, 2015 3:37 AM

Our best of Nepal Trip- wonderful experience

Review Posted by:
Kevin Laxton & Anne Tyrrell

Our best of Nepal Trip- wonderful experience

Our trip was booked through and arranged by the fine people at Mountain Sherpa Trekking & Expeditions. Our itinerary included 3 days in and around Kathmandu, the 6 day trek, 2 days rafting on the Seti river and 3 days on an elephant safari in Chitwan national park - all highly recommended. Mr Pasang Sherpa made all the arrangements and Mr Sumba Sherpa looked after us faultlessly for the two and a half weeks of our stay. We highly recommend this tour for all who wants to see Nepal well.
Our guide, Sumba taught us all manner of things about life in Nepal and showed us some incredible sights so it was only fair that we should in turn pass on some invaluable knowledge to him. During the many chats we had while Anne and Kevin toiled (and Sumba skipped) up hills and down dales, Sumba let it slip that, in addition to speaking excellent English, he also spoke a little French. Nepal is a popular destination for our European neighbors and, if you want business as a guide, you need to speak the lingo. As it turned out Sumba spoke really rather good French but he was unaware of the most important communication tool in the French language. So, without further ado, we launched into Gallic Shrugging lessons. A very quick learner, Sumba was soon a shrugging master.
By the end of the trek we were a fair bit fitter, in awe of the Nepalese great outdoors, charmed by the Nepalese people and, if truth be told, a bit smelly.

Would we have changed anything?
No.
Would we do it again?
Yes indeed. Maybe in spring, when the rhododendron forests are in bloom.
Would we recommend it to others?
Absolutely and without hesitation.

Best regards,

Kevin Laxton & Anne Tyrrell
7 Mortimer Hall
The Street
Mortimer
Reading
RG7 3NS
United Kingdom

Posted on : July 22nd, 2015 8:55 AM

Wonderful Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Review Posted by:
Alexander C. Lippard

Wonderful Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Mountain Sherpa Trekking made me feel welcome in Nepal from the moment I arrived til the moment I left. Pasang's scheduling and advice were excellent and he knows the tourism industry. He'll save you money as compared to an American company but never skimps on service because it's Nepal and hospitality is what these friendly people do best. The hotels were clean and comfortable. I did the five day trek to Poonhill. My guide was Tandi Sherpa from near Tibet--he was fun walk with and I always felt safe. The porter was a hearty and robust guy, also a Sherpa. The view from Poonhill was spectacular. During my trip I decided to add one night at Chitwan and not only was Pasang accommodating, I was even able to bathe with an elephant! I recommend this travel service. You get a lot for your money and you never feel used, abused, or cheated. They really care about making your trip great, they'll tell you what to avoid and what are the better things to do. They're nice because they want you to come back, and because people in Nepal are just really cool and friendly. I hope to go back soon.

Posted on : April 24th, 2015 6:39 AM

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FAQS

Ghorepani Poonhill trek is recommended for average people who are moderately fit.  This moderate trek in Nepal doesn’t require prior experience. Though, we advise you to do some physical fitness programs such as running, swimming, hiking before embark on your journey.

Because of ascents and descents walking, this trek is not appropriate for anyone with knee problems or weak ankles. Anyone with heart trouble or lung problems should check with their doctor.

We accommodate you at deluxe rooms at 3/5 Star category hotels in Kathmandu & Pokhara city with breakfast included. Along the trekking routes, teahouses/lodges we accommodate you best available Mountain lodge in each places. We can also offer you sleeping bags if needed (to be returned after the trip) but it is a good idea to always have your own sleeping gear. The lodges in trekking routes generally provide single and double rooms. At times when possible, dining will be around a bon fire. In tea houses, food will be prepared in the kitchen which you should not enter without permission.

Most of the mountain lodges along the Ghorepani Poonhill trekking route cook a delicious range of mostly vegetarian fare. Pasta, tuna bakes, noodles, potatoes, eggs, daal bhat(rice and lentils), bread, soup, fresh vegetables (variety depends on the season) and even some desserts like apple pies, pancakes, and some interesting attempts at custard. In many larger villages you may find some meat items on the menu. You can always get hot chocolate, tea, and hot lemon drinks, as well as soft drinks, and treats like chocolate and crisps. Each day dinner and breakfast will be at a lodge you'll stay at while lunch will be taken on the way to destination.

No problem at all because the lodges mostly serve the vegetarian meals. We always recommend our clients to eat vegetarian meals to avoid the food poisoning, eating heavy meals and non- vegetarian meals at the high altitude is not really safe for the stomach.

Yes, most of the places they have hot shower facilities on this trek

Yes, they have all received 45-day training from the Hotel Management and Tourism Center in Nepal. The guides have also received high altitude first aid training from KEEP (Kathmandu Environmental Education Project).  

Our company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters. Please browse though Company Information pages to view insurance details.

We ask that you keep the weight of your trek bag maximum 15kgs. Each porter can carry maximum 30kgs = 2 clients trek bags @15kgs per bag per person.

The hotel we use in Kathmandu & Pokhara has a secure locked room where they store client’s extra belongings in a safe way. So, you can leave your extra things in Hotel safely or you can also leave your belongings at our office.

Whilst on the trek, our porter will take care of your luggage. All you need to carry is your small day bag for your personal belongings like camera, water bottle, sun cream etc only. Yes, We do Provide you duffle bags

We ensure the travel safety of all our trekking guests, both male and female. Nepal, on the whole, is both very safe and welcoming of foreign visitors. We have longstanding, strong relationships with the lodges we frequent, and know them to be safe and reliable. In addition our guides are consistently mindful of all guests' whereabouts while trekking. We travel in small groups, all the better to easily maintain continual contact.

Once you have confirmed your booking, an advance deposit of 30 percent (30 %) of the "total trip Package” is required for 100% Confirmation. The deposit can be paid by Credit Card, or by bank Wire transfer. The remaining trek balance needs to be paid in Kathmandu on your arrival day. When we confirm your trek booking we will send you more details about how to pay the trek deposit. Please note that the trek deposit is non-refundable. However, you may postponed your travel date if incase required. Your deposit expires after 3 Years only. You can travel any date within 3 years.

We boast 100% success rate to date on our Ghorepani Poonhill trek, this is achieved because of our highly experience local Sherpa guides & staff. As we are 100% local Sherpa Company in Nepal. Our entire guides & staff are 100% Local Sherpa people. “Sherpas are highly regarded as elite mountaineers and experts in their local area. They were immeasurably valuable to early explorers of the Himalayan region, serving as guides at the extreme altitudes of the peaks and passes in the region, particularly for expeditions to climb Mount Everest”

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