Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Short

5 days
T2 trails
Distance: 10 - 15 km per day
500 - 1000 m ascent per day

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is arguably the best trek in Nepal to see one of the best mountain views of the Himalayas without having to spend weeks on the trail. This is the shortest version we offer but don't be fooled! It's a punchy trail that takes you to Poon Hill, an elevated spot at 3210 metres in the Annapurna foothills. From here you can see the 8000 meter peaks of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. This short 5-day trip will take you up and down the same route, truly the quickest way to a million dollar view!

This version of the trek up Poon Hill offers the opportunity to explore the culture, biodiversity of the region and rare mountain wildlife such as brown dipper, butterflies, barking deer in the dense rhododendron and bamboo forests. The trek is culturally rich as we visit the Gurung and Magar villages. These villages are home to the world’s most courageous warriors, the Gurkhas. As a whole, this Poon Hill trek is the best way to explore the natural and cultural heritages of Annapurna region.

Itinerary

Day
1

Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara

After an early breakfast at your hotel we drive along the Trisuli and Mashyangdi River to reach Pokhara. We will see the beautiful river view and the views of Ganesh Himal and Manaslu as well during the driving. Pokhara itself is a traveller’s paradise full of natural wonders as well as cultural heritage sites such as lakes, caves, temples of Buddhist and Hindus along with mountains. After a 7 hour drive we will arrive in Pokhara and stay overnight at a hotel.

Pokhara

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Pokhara
Day
2

Drive to Nayapul and trek to Hile

Duration: 03:15 h
Distance: 8.22 km
Ascent: 540 m
Descent: 140 m
Our early drive will take us to Nayapul, the starting point of our trek. After a short hike, we will cross a suspension bridge and follow the bank of the Modi River to Birethanti. From there, the trail continues through the village and follows the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. The trail traverses a bamboo forest and passes several water streams and waterfalls. After some steady ascending, we will reach the village of Hile. Here we spend the night.

Hile

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Hile
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3

Trek to Ghorepani

Distance: 10.7 km
Ascent: 1400 m
Descent: 20 m
After breakfast, we will trek to Ghorepani, a charming Gurung village amidst of the Himalayas. We will cross several small streams and continue ascending the stone staircases until we reach the village of Uleri. At Uleri, we will be welcomed with stunning mountain views of Annapurna South, Himchuli and Mount Machhapuchhre. We will keep trekking through the oak and rhododendron forest until we reach Ghorepani.

Ghorepani

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Ghorepani
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Included

  • Transfers

    All necessary transfers (bus, taxi, flights, etc.) as described in the programme are included.

  • Staying in Lodge or Guest House during the trek

    During the trek, we stay in lodges or teahouses. These are simple in nature, but fully equipped. Do not expect too much luxury.

  • English speaking guide and a porter

    One porter per two trekkers. This way you don’t have to carry your complete equipment yourself. The guide speaks English.

  • Salary, food, insurance, and accommodation for guide and porter

    The total amount covers not only your own basics, but also those of your guide and porter. No unpleasant surprises.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

    Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are prepared during the trek. The meals are basic, but will give you enough energy for your appetite. Fruit is also available after each meal.

  • Coffee and Tea

    Coffee and tea are also organized by the trekking company. Every morning fresh coffee and tea are made. There are scheduled breaks to enjoy this.

  • Permit and TIMS

    The total amount includes costs for the permits needed for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. This also applies to the TIMS Card, to the Trekkers Information Management System.

  • Down Jacket and Sleeping Bags

    In order to pull in the Himalayas as prepared as possible, it is important to bring a good down jacket and sleeping bag. These are provided by your trekking company.

  • Cap, T-Shirt & Roadmap

    We also have a cap, t-shirt, and a roadmap for you. Not only are they ideal for trekking, but they are also beautiful souvenirs.

  • Assistant Guide for a Group of over 6 People

    If your group is larger than 6 people, we will take an extra assistant guide with you to support you.

  • Altitude Sickness & First Aid Kit

    The guides carry an altitude sickness kit to monitor your pulse rate, oxygen saturation, and heart rate twice a day (very useful for monitoring the symptoms of altitude sickness (AMS) at altitude).

  • Bus to Pokhara and back to Kathmandu

    The bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back is included in the total price of this trekking.

  • Hotel stay in Pokhara

    During your stay in Pokhara, you will stay in a hotel.

Excluded

  • Visa for Nepal

    Your trekking company will not take responsibility for the travel visa for Nepal. This should be organized by yourself. Contact your local Nepalese embassy for the latest visa information.

  • Flights to and from Nepal

    The total amount is also exclusive of flights to and from Nepal. To get an idea of which airlines are flying on Kathmandu Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), have a look at the website.

  • Accommodation in Kathmandu including breakfast

    Before and after the trek you have to take care of your own accommodation.

  • Personal expenses

    All personal expenses such as drinks at the bar, washing and other similar expenses are for your own account.

  • Travel Insurance Including Repatriation

    Your international travel insurance is your own responsibility. It is important that your travel insurance also covers adventures at a high altitude. Discuss your itinerary with the insurance company before you travel to Nepal.

  • Tipping

    Tips for guides and porters are exclusive. 10% of the total amount is an excellent target price, but the final amount is up to you.

  • Desserts, Hot Shower, Hot Water, Mineral Water and Wi-Fi

    Certain luxuries such as desserts, a hot shower, hot running water, bottles of mineral water and Wi-Fi should be missed during a typical trek in the Himalayas. The water we encounter along the way is drinkable and is heated or boiled by us.

FAQ

  • Poon Hill Trek: A Short Hike To Nepal's Best Himalaya View

  • How Difficult Is The Poon Hill Trek?

  • What Is The Best Season To Do The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

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