Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek
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Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek

11 days

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Embark on one of Nepal's most popular treks on this low-altitude 11-day guided adventure

Looking for a guided trek in Nepal that doesn’t get to high altitude? Then the guided Ghorepani and Poon Hill trek is for you. See for yourself why the Ghorepani and Poon Hill trekking route is among the most popular in Nepal.

The Poon Hill guided trek packs the maximum Himalaya experience into just a short time. Witness one of the most spectacular vistas on earth, panoramic views of the Annapurna mountain range, from several breathtaking angles.

You’ll get a unique perspective on these famous peaks as you ride a boat to the middle of a lake in Pokhara. Here, with the mountains reflecting gloriously in the still waters, you’ll watch the sun set behind the peaks. Trek through the amazing region and climb to Poon Hill before dawn to watch the Annapurna range change colors in the light of the sunrise.

Finally see these incredible mountains from above on a special flight from Pokhara to Kathmandu. If you don’t want to leave Nepal without seeing Mount Everest, you can add an optional Everest flight during your stay in Kathmandu.

Along the way, you’ll spend time in Gurung villages, experiencing their fascinating culture firsthand. You’ll have opportunities to interact with the local people, sample their cuisine, and experience Himalayan village life. This Ghorepani and Poon Hill trekking tour is pure magic, so book your spot today!

Highlights of the Ghorepani and Poon Hill trek

Climb to the top of Poon Hill before dawn to watch the sunrise over the Annapurna mountain range.
Take a boat ride in Pokhara and see the snow-capped peaks reflected in the clear waters of the lake.
Discover the unique natural landscape of the Himalayas and watch the vegetation change as you go up in elevation.
Explore the culture of the native Gurung people as you stay in local villages and interact with people there.

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Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive in Kathmandu

Arrive in Nepal at the Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. A representative from your tour will meet you and escort you to your hotel, where you’ll meet your guide and be briefed with more details about your tour. In the evening, enjoy a traditional Nepali welcome dinner!
Overnight Location: Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance: None
Meals: Dinner

Day 2 Explore Kathmandu (and Optional Everest flight)

Begin your day with breakfast at your hotel, then take a guided sightseeing tour of the Kathmandu Valley, exploring several landmarks of this vibrant city. First, visit the famous Buddhist temple Stupa Swayambunath, which is also called the Monkey Temple. You’ll get an inspiring view of the mountains and the surrounding Kathmandu Valley from the temple, which is high on a hill. Stupa Swayambhunath is the oldest and most mysterious shrine in Kathmandu, and it attracts tourists and Buddhist visitors from all over the world with its sparkling gold spire and distinctive white dome.

After this, drive to Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu temple on the Indian subcontinent, and the crematorium beside it. Finally, you’ll also tour Patan Durbar Square, where you can see historically significant temples and palaces from centuries past, each an excellent example of traditional Nepalese architecture.

As an optional extra today, you can also choose to take a flight to see Mount Everest, the tallest mountain in the world.
Overnight Location: Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance: N/A
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 Transfer to Pokhara

Leave Kathmandu after breakfast and drive to western Nepal and the beautiful city of Pokhara. Enjoy the fresh air and astounding scenery as you surround yourself with some of the tallest mountains in the world. Spend the afternoon boating on Lake Phewa, where you’ll have a fantastic view of the Annapurna range and its snow-capped peaks reflected in the clear waters of the lake. This is arguably one of the most incredible panoramic mountain views on earth. Stay on the lake as the sun sets then have dinner in a famous lakeside restaurant. Spend the night in a hotel in Pokhara (850 m/2,789’).
Overnight Location: Hotel in Pokhara (850 m/2,789’)
Distance: 6-7 hours (driving)
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 Trek toTirkhedhunga

Begin your trek today after a 1.5-hour drive from Pokhara to the trailhead at Nayapul. The massive Himalayan peaks will be hidden for most of the day, except for a few glimpses early in the trek. Your journey begins with easy walking on a dirt road that follows a lovely stream surrounded by green mountains. Pass through several local villages before coming to Tirkhedhunga, where you will spend the night.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Tirkhedhunga (1,520 m/4,987’)
Distance: 10 km, 4-5 hours, 200 m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 Trek to Ghorepani

Today is a strenuous day as you climb 3,300 stone steps and gain about 2,000 m (6,562 ft) in elevation. First cross the stream using a suspension bridge then climb the steep steps up to the Magar settlement of Ulleri. After this, the climb is gentler as you walk through meadows, rhododendron forests, and cultivated fields. Bird watchers will enjoy the variety of birds that call this area home, including redstarts, dippers, kingfishers, and forktails. Continue your trek until you reach Nangethanti and eventually Ghorepani. Spend the night in Ghorepani, where you can expect wonderful views of famous peaks such as Annapurna I, Dhaulagiri I, Nilgiri, Tukuche, Tarke Kang, and Hiuchuli.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Ghorepani (2,860 m/9,383’)
Distance: 12 km, 5-6 hours, 2,000 m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Trek to Poon Hill then to Tadapani

Get an early start today for a short, 45-minute climb to Poon Hill where you can watch an incredible Himalayan sunrise. Before your eyes, the mountains of the Annapurna range seem to change color, from a soft pint to a glittering gold, in the light of the rising sun. There are only 14 peaks in the world that are taller than 8,000 m (26,247 ft), and 8 of them are in Nepal. On a clear day, you can see two of these peaks from Poon Hill. After enjoying this marvelous wonder, return to your lodge in Ghorepani for breakfast, then trek onward to Tadapani to spend the night.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Tadapani (2,670 m/8,760’)
Distance: 13 km, 5-6 hours, 200 m of ascent, 400 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 Trek to Chhomrung

Descend from Tadapani through a forest to a chorus of birdsong. The trail is a gentle descent for the first 45 minutes, but it then becomes very steep. Cross the terraced fields to reach the Kimrung Khola river, which you will cross via suspension bridge, then continue walking to Gurjung. Here the trail climbs again for about 45 minutes to bring you to Chhomrung (2,170 m / 7,119’). Spend the night in Chhomrung.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Chhomrung (2,170 m / 7,119’)
Distance: 14 km, 6-7 hours, 1,000 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 Trek to Tolka

Trek today from Chhomrung to the Gurung settlement of Tolka. Here you will have a chance interact with local people and learn more about their traditions and culture.
Overnight Location: Lodge in Tolka (1,780 m/5,840’)
Distance: 11 km, 4-5 hours, 200 m of ascent, 200 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 Trek to Pokhara

Enjoy beautiful Himalayan scenery today as you descend from Tolka back to the city of Pokhara.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Pokhara (850 m/2,789’)
Distance: 20 km, 6 hours, 1,000 m of descent
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 Fly to Kathmandu

Return to Kathmandu by air, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the spectacular Himalayas from above. After your remarkable flight, the remainder of the day is free for sightseeing or shopping in Kathmandu. Explore on your own, or just relax in one of the city’s cozy cafes or rooftop restaurants. Spend the evening celebrating your accomplishments along the trek.
Overnight Location: Mandala Boutique Hotel (1,400 m/4,593’), Kathmandu
Distance: N/A
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 Departure Day

Sadly, your Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trekking Tour has come to an end. Depending on your flight time, you may have some time to explore before you head to the airport. Options include souvenir shopping or exploring more cultural sites around the city. When it’s time to leave, an airport representative will escort you to the airport and help with any final details. Have a wonderful trip!
Overnight Location: N/A
Distance: N/A
Meals: Breakfast

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Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek Price and Dates

Pricing for this guided trekking tour to Ghorepani and Poon Hill depends on whether you choose to join an existing group for fixed departure, or if you prefer a custom tour for your group only. This tour is available year-round. The best time to travel to Nepal for this trek is during the pre-monsoon season from March through early May, or post-monsoon in October and November. Monsoon season typically lasts from late May through September.

Prices for Custom Guided Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trekking Tour

Prices below are per person:

  • Guided group of 1: $1,085 USD per person
  • Guided groups of 2-5: $875 USD per person
  • Guided group of 6 and more: $825 USD per person

Prices for Fixed Departure Guided Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trekking Tour with group

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Accommodation on the Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trekking Tour

This tour is based in trekking lodges, also called tea houses, along the trek. These accommodations are simple, since there is no road access to reach them, but they are also friendly and full of atmosphere. Most lodges have dining areas that are heated, but the bedrooms are typically unheated. Wooden beds with foam mattresses are provided, but you will need a sleeping bag. Washing and toilet facilities are shared, and some have solar showers available for an additional charge.

Before and after your trek, stay in a 3-star hotel in Kathmandu. Rooms are double occupancy, and single travellers will pay a supplement.

In some cases, accommodation listed below may need to be substituted for other, comparable accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
You can pay a supplement of $205 USD to have a private room in a hotel. Contact us and we can try and match single travellers up, where possible. Private rooms are not available in the trekking lodges.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu ★★★★

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

White Pearl Hotel, Pokhara ★★★★

The White Pearl has a peaceful, soothing atmosphere in the clean, spacious rooms and throughout the hotel. Enjoy a wonderful view from your room, especially on the higher floors.

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Trekking Lodges (Tea Houses) along the trekking route

These lodges are simple but full of atmosphere. The rooms in these lodges are not heated, but some have heated dining areas. Toilets and washing facilities are shared.

White Pearl Hotel, Pokhara ★★★★

The White Pearl has a peaceful, soothing atmosphere in the clean, spacious rooms and throughout the hotel. Enjoy a wonderful view from your room, especially on the higher floors.

Mandala Boutique Hotel, Kathmandu ★★★★

Located in a quiet corner of the Thamel area of Kathmandu, this hotel has easy access to shopping and other tourist attractions. It is clean and air-conditioned for your comfort.

What’s included in the Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trekking Tour?

Meals

10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners are included on this tour. This includes a special welcome dinner.

Accommodations

Accommodations for all 10 nights are included. Along the trek, stay in simple trekking lodges (tea houses). Before and after the trek, stay in a 3.5-star hotel in Kathmandu and a 4-star hotel in Pokhara.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation as described in the itinerary is included. Airport transfers between the Kathmandu Airport and your hotel are also included.

Also Included

  • An experienced, insured, and equipped English-speaking guide
  • Porter (Insured and equipped according to IPPG rules)
  • Sightseeing trip and entry fees in Kathmandu
  • Pokhara Valley tour
  • TIMS permit
  • National Park permit

Not included

  • Flights to/from Kathmandu
  • Visa to enter Nepal
  • Meals not listed as included (lunches and dinners in Kathmandu/Pokhara)
  • Personal drinks / alcohol
  • Additional costs due to illness, rescue, force majeure, flight/itinerary changes
  • Tips for guides and other trekking staff
  • Personal costs such as charging batteries or hot showers
  • Mountain flight ($204 USD per person)

Optional Extras

  • Single supplement: $205 USD per day
  • Optional Everest flight on Day 2

Frequently Asked Questions about Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek

Trekking Team Group is a Travelife and FTA certified tour operator creating trips in the Himalayas since 1991. They are consistently highly-rated online and garner impressive word of mouth recommendations.

Trekking team focuses on a sustainable method of operation. They work with highly professional guides and offer clients flexibility and 24/7 service.

The company uses local guides, serves local food, and makes use of local homes and lodges to give back to the community. They support the local environment and in turn see many repeat customers.

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Is this tour for me?

We rate this tour as a 3 / 5. Most of the trail is not strenuous, but at higher elevations, even easier sections of trail become more challenging. Consult your doctor if you have concerns about trekking at high altitudes.

Local Guide

Hari, Trekking Team
Hari
Kathmandu, Nepal

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