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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Step into the majestic world of Nepal and experience the iconic Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek – the best short trek that Nepal has to offer! In just a week, you’ll be enchanted by the breathtaking panoramic views of the Massif Himalayas and discover charming Gurung villages. Plus, you’ll encounter warm and welcoming people who have an extraordinary history as one-time pillars of both the Indian and British armies.

Get ready for an adventure through a mosaic of Nepalese beauty – from the vibrant rhododendron forests that come alive with birdsong to the deep, subtropical valleys that will make you feel like a hero. And the stunning Annapurna mountains, including the famous Machapuchare, will always dominate the skyline. The climax of your trek – sunrise atop Poon Hill – will leave you spellbound, giving you front-row access to one of the most phenomenal spectacles of natural theatre on Earth.

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The Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek is rated easy to moderate and caters to all trekkers, no matter your experience level. It starts and ends in Pokhara, Nepalโ€™s second-largest city and one of the loveliest in Asia. You’ll also have the opportunity to tour Kathmandu, the historic and fascinating capital of Nepal. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable adventure!

Duration

Duration

5 days

Trip Grade

Trip Grade

Easy

Price

Price

500 USD

Altitude

Altitude

3210 Meter

Departure

Departure

Pokhara or Begnas lake

Best season

Best season

Whole year

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Itinerary for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

DAY 1 – POKHARA TO NAYAPUL & TREK TO TIKHEDHUNGA

Approximate Time: Drive 45 mins. Trek 3-4 hours. (7kms)

Elevation: Nayapul (1050m) to Tikhedhunga (1540m)

After breakfast, we’ll drive to Nayapul to begin our trek. Along the way, we’ll pass the TIMS checkpost and enter the Annapurna Conservation Area (don’t forget your permit!). Although it’s a short hike today, we’ll gain some elevation as we follow the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola. We’ll spend the night in the quaint village of Tikhedhunga.

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DAY 2 – TIKHEDHUNGA TO GHOREPANI

Approximate Time: Trek 5 to 6 hours. Ascent 1300m. 10km.

Elevation: Tikhedhunga (1540m) to Ghorepani (2750m)

Today, we’ll be climbing the “Ulleri Stairs,” which may sound steep, but trust us, it’s worth it! As we ascend, the scenery will take your breath away – picture winding paths through lush forests of magnolia and rhododendron. If you join us during the flowering season, the sights and scents are absolutely incredible! Keep your eyes open for the Nepal grey langur monkey chirping at his peers as he passes through the treetops overhead. This is a day you won’t forget!

DAY 3 – GHOREPANI TO POON HILL TO TADAPANI

Approximate Time: Poon Hill 1.5km (1 Hour). Trek to Tadapani: 5 to 6 hours. 12km Elevation: Ghorepani (2750m) to Poon Hill (3210m) to Tadapani (2590m) Rise and shine, we’ll kick off the day early with a trek to Poon Hill, where you’ll be blown away by the breathtaking panorama of not one, not two, but three Himalayan peaks (Dhaulagiri I, Annapurna I, and Manalsu) illuminated by the warm rays of sunrise. From here, soak up the views of the Kali Gandaki Gorge, over 6,000m deep, and witness the border between Nepal and Tibet as divided by the majestic trans-Himalayan ranges. We’ll head back to our lodge for a late breakfast and then it’s time to hit the trekking path once again! The journey from Ghorepani to Tadapani is known for its hills and valleys, giving your legs a proper workout while delighting your senses with the stunning sights of dense, flowering forests all around you. Along the way, you’ll feel like a true adventurer as we navigate stony steps surrounded by lush undergrowth and creeping vines. Get ready for a day of unforgettable sights and invigorating trekking!
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DAY 4 – TADAPANI TO GHANDRUK

Approximate Time: Trek 4 to 5 hours. Descent 720m. 6.5 km.

Elevation: Tadapani (2590m) to Ghandruk (2000m)

Get ready for a leisurely day as we embark on a downhill trek through gentle forests! As we approach Ghandruk, prepare to be amazed by the spectacular views of Annapurna South and Fish Tail – sights that will take your breath away. And if you have some extra time, make sure to visit the Gurung Museum in Ghandruk with your knowledgeable trekking guide. Learn about the fascinating culture and history of the Gurung people, and take a piece of their legacy home with you. This is a day filled with natural beauty and cultural enlightenment that you won’t want to miss!

DAY 5 – GHANDRUK TO POKHARA

Approximate Time: Trek 5 to 6 hours. Descent 1000m. 10.5 km.

Elevation: Ghandruk (2000m) to Nayapul (1050m) extra cost. We will reach Nayapul by early afternoon with plenty of time for the 1-hour drive back to Pokhara. Overnight in Pokhara.

While we still have some distance to cover, the trail ahead is all downhill and relatively easy. As we make our way, keep your eyes peeled for the majestic peaks that surround us – including the stunning Annapurna South – providing a breathtaking backdrop to our final journey.

As we approach the quaint village of Kimche, the trail veers closer to the road, offering a chance to experience the local culture and way of life. If you’re looking to get back to Nayapul faster, don’t worry – your guide can arrange for a local jeep to pick you up along the way.

As we reach the end of our trek, take a moment to reflect on the incredible journey we’ve shared. From the stunning mountain views to the warm hospitality of the locals, this adventure has been one for the books. Let’s celebrate our achievements and memories together as we prepare for the next chapter of our lives.



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Equipment list for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The following equipment and gear are recommended for trekking in Nepal. They will keep you comfortable and mobile in various weather conditions. You can rent or buy trekking gear in Kathmandu at affordable prices. Our staff can assist you with the arrangements. Porters will carry all luggage except for your day pack. The weight allowance is 33lbs/15kg per person. Any additional personal items can be stored in the hotel's storage room at no extra cost.

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