Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek: Short and spectacular Annapurna region trekking adventure

You quest for a mind blowing short Himalayan trek comes to an end here with the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek at your bucket list. When you choose this trip, it is not simply a bucket list tick. Instead, this is a wonderful trekking adventure to bring something meaningful to your life. 
Explore the immaculate nature and arresting views of the Himalayas and, at the same time, engross in observing and enjoying local culture. This adventure takes you to Annapurna foothills where you can enjoy negotiating the mountain trails full of natural and cultural wonders. You will be deeply admiring the views, villages and surroundings as you walk past those wonders. 
Breathtaking Himalayan panorama and spectacular sunrise from Poon Hill at 3,210 meters above sea level makes the trip simply awesome. Hiking to the view point through lush forest that emerges into the top for stunning view is most probably the most highlighted feature of the trip. Although you will enjoy the whole trek as a wonderful trip, there are several such moments where you definitely feel wowed. 
Sign up for this beautiful Annapurna region trek and enjoy witnessing mountains, ethnic Gurung culture and pristine nature. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the best short trekking trips in Nepal and you will definitely like it and collect memories to treasure.

Highlights

  • To make the most out of a short Himalayan foothills trekking
  • To enjoy Himlayan panorama of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri region
  • To witness a spectacular sunrise from Poon Hill at 3,210m
  • To engross in ethnic Gurung culture and lifestyle
  • To appreciate the wonders of nature 

Itinerary

Detail Itinerary Outline Itinerary

Day

You arrive to Kathmandu today. You will be welcomed at the airport by BEAT representative and then transferred to hotel. Try to manage your arrival time by the afternoon so that we can meet for an important trip briefing session in the evening. We will leave you with information about the trip briefing timing upon your arrival.

  • Altitude: 1,350m

Before heading to the mountains, you have a full day in Kathmandu to acclimatize for the higher elevation of the mountains. While in Kathmandu, you will be at the elevation of 1,350 meters above sea level. We are taking you for a full day exploration of the Kathmandu valley. Kathmandu valley is a rich place in cultural heritage wonders and we are going to show you around some of them. You will visit four of the heritage sites today - Swoyambhunath, Patan Durbar Square, Pashupatinath and Boudhanath. These sites are of historical, cultural and spiritual importance that will project the general overview of Kathmandu valley.

Enjoy the day with our expert city tour guide who will be accompanying and showing you around the sites. Learn about these places from our local insider guide.  

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Altitude: 1,350m

We drive 200 kilometers west of Kathmandu to Pokhara today. The highway drive takes us past different towns and villages that give first hand glimpse of how rural Nepal looks like. It’s about seven hours of drive to Pokhara, the beautiful city of lakes. Once we check into hotel, we will have some time to go around the town and also for a peaceful walk on the lake shore. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Altitude: 900m

Our trekking journey starts today after driving to Nayapul for about 1.5 hours. We will enter Annapurna Conservation Area today and head towards Tikhedhunga as our destination for the day. The walk today is easy that goes on a wide four wheel Jeep track. Although it’s a motor-able track, we find fewer vehicles plying on the road so we can do our walk peacefully in most of the section. It will be about 5 hours of walk before we reach Tikhedhunga to stay overnight. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Altitude: 1750m

The second day of our trek enters the proper trekking trail. Our walk for the day will be all uphill on stone paved steps and well-trodden trail. As soon as we start our walk, we face almost vertical steps that take us to Ulleri village in 2 hours. From Ulleri onwards, the trail gets gradual yet keeping the incline to gain elevation. We trek past beautiful lush forest to reach Ghorepani. If the weather permits and we reach on time, we can enjoy a beautiful sunset over the magnificent Himalayas. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,875m

We will wake up early in the morning to hike to Poon Hill and make it there for sunrise. Poon Hill provides a spectacular view of the mountains in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. After witnessing a beautiful sunrise over the mountains, we descend back to Ghorepani and continue our trek to Tadapani after breakfast. About four hours of trek through lush forest will take us to Tadapani to stay overnight. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Altitude: 2,630m

It’s about four hours of nature walk today to Ghadruk, a beautiful Gurung village. Treading the peaceful trail through nature, we reach Ghandruk for overnight stay where we can explore about the ethnic Gurung culture. Ghandruk brings a spectacular view of the Annapurna Mountains in addition to amazing cultural wonders. We soak into the beauty of Ghandruk for the rest of the day after checking into a lodge. 

  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Altitude: 1,940m

We traverse the last section of trekking part today. We descend on our journey towards Nayapul. We try to make most out of our last day in the mountains. Once we reach Nayapul, we drive for another 1.5 hours to Pokhara where we spend a relaxing evening around the Lakeside. 

  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Altitude: 900m

We return back to Kathmandu today. We drive back through the same highway that we took earlier to go to Pokhara. We deserve an easy and relaxing time back in Kathmandu.

  • Meals: Breakfast

All the services for the trip conclude today unless extended. If you are departing home or other destinations, we will transfer you to airport.

  • Meals: Breakfast

What to Expect

  • Airport pickup and drop off service on your arrival and departure
  • 3-star level hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Simple teahouse accommodation on the trekking
  • All breakfasts for the trip; all meals during the trek
  • All overland transportation required by private vehicle
  • All necessary permits for trekking
  • A professional trekking guide for the trip
  • Necessary number of porters for the trek
  • First aid kit
  • Guided Kathmandu sightseeing tour
  • International flight ticket and travel insurance
  • Nepal visa fees
  • Lunches and dinners in Kathmandu and Pokhara; any kind of drinks
  • Gratuities 
  • All other expenses of personal nature and not mentioned in the “Includes” section

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