9 Day Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Duration :  9 Days
Destination :  Nepal
Activity :  Treks
Region :  Annapurna
Package nature :  Annapurna Trekking
Season :  All Season
Trip starts from :  Kathmandu
Trip ends at :  Kathmandu
Possibility :  None
Grade :  Easy


One of the most popular treks in Nepal, the Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek gives those short on time a little bit of everything the Annapurna Circuit has to offer. A fairly short and easy trek that takes only four days to complete, it is a journey into the Himalayan wild that offers magnificent  views of two major mountain ranges- the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri ranges- and lets you peek into the daily lives of the indigenous culture of the Nepali mountainside. Think majestic grandiose mountains, suspension bridges, beautiful rhododendron forests, chilled waterfalls, green farms, rocky trails, quaint Shangi La villages and some of the warmest people in the world.
The trek starts and ends at Nayapul (literally New Bridge in Nepali) which is a two-hour drive from Pokhara. It will take us through lovely little mountain villages, and the two large prosporous villages of Ghorepani and Ghandruk. The villages are inhabited by good natured people of many different castes and tribes- the Gurungs (famous for their predominance in the brave Gurkha army), the Magars, the Puns - each with their own unique cultures and traditions. The biggest highlight of the trek will be a scintillating sunrise seen from Poon Hill at 3210m as the sun paints the morning mountains red and orange. 

Detail Rates
Rates Per in person USD HOTELS 3 * Star HOTELS 4 * Star HOTEL 5* Star
2 pax 600 675 745
3-4  pax 540 620 690
5-8 pax 490 570 640
9-12pax 440 520 590
13-16over 390 470 540
20 over 340 420 490
Single Room supplement 200 275 345
 
Day 1: Arrival. Kathmandu
Get here and meet a handpicked professional tour guide, one of the finest the country has to offer, who will take you to your hotel and discuss your plans. A good day to wander around Thamel or the famous Freak Street, popular hangouts for locals and foreigners alike.
 
Day 2: Kathmandu's heart and Buddha's eyes. Kathmandu
The famous Kathmandu, a jewel of religious tolerance and cultural diversity for centuries, has several must-see places for the first-time visitor. The three Durbar Squares, remnants of the three old kingdoms in Kathmandu valley,are marvels of Nepalese architecture and culture, parts of which date back to as far as the 3rd century. Visit the squares and the famous Buddhist stupas of Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites, along with Pashupatinath, the ancient Hindu temple and cremation site.

Day 3: Drive to Pokhara
Arguably the most beautiful city in Nepal, Pokhara is a popular destination in South Asia, a serene lake city which offers most modern amenities without the excessive hustle and bustle of Kathmandu's busy streets. The Fewa lake is a beautiful body of water where tourists have been known to live around for months at a time. Popular optional activities here include paragliding, ultra light aircraft rides, ziplining, and trekking. Most people prefer to start their famous Annapurna circuit treks from Pokhara, and you can meet people here from all corners of the world.  The drive here from Kathmandu takes about 6 hours. At least two nights are recommended in this gem of a city, if you have the time for it. Pokhara tour>

Day 4: We start trekking! Nayapul - Tikhedhunga / Ulleri
An early two-hour drive, which takes us to Nayapul, will take us to the starting point of our trek (also the finishing point). a twenty minute walk from Nayapul takes us to the fork in the trail that splits and takes one to  either Ghorepani or Ghandruk. This is where we enter the Annapurna Sanctuary. We start walking.  We walk past little villages that sport lodges and restaurants till we get to where we want to spend the night at, walking mostly uphill on stone steps surrounded by greenery. Ulleri is farther away from Tikhedhunga and takes more effort to get to, after a long and steep climb,  and either village is okay to spend the night at.

Day 5: Ghorepani
'Ghoda' in Nepali means horse, and 'pani' is water. Ghorepani acquired its name through many years of horsemen stopping here to let their animals quench their thirst at one of the little canals it used to have. Now a large and prosperous village, Ghorepani is a beautiful quaint mountain destination surrounded by hills and mountains of breathtaking beauty. We walk past little villages and get here in the afternoon. We have time to laze around the village, but an early night is advised due to the early rise the next day, and the long walk after it. There are internet places here, and even a place you can play pool at!

Day 6: The Poon Hill Sunrise and the walk to Ghandruk 
An early 45 minute walk in the hours before dawn takes us to Poon Hill where unparalleled sights of a beautiful mountain sunrise await us. The Dhaulagiri range to the left, with the Dhaulagiri itself the tallest 8000m peak to be seen from here, lightens up dramatically as the sun's first rays hit its peak, while the beautiful Annapurna mountains that are closer slowly wake up from their Himalayan slumber to the right. The famous fishtail mountain, named for its peak's resemblence to the tail of a fish can be seen in its majestic glory from here.
Come back to the lodge for breakfast before starting the relatively long walk past Tadapani (where the trail splits, one end going towards the Annapurna Base Camp) and other villages, to Ghandruk. The walk is mostly downhill except for a couple of uphill stints. Ghandruk is another large village which is pleasant to walk around in. A visit to its small but interesting Gurung museum is not a bad idea if you feel upto it.

Day 7: Back to Pokhara
A four hour hike, mostly downhill, takes you back to Naya Pul where the trek started. A vehicle will take you back to Pokhara where you can spend the evening as you please.

Day 8: Kathmandu
A six hour drive, or an optional 20 hour flight will take you back to Kathmandu where you can indulge in some shopping, clubbing, or the good old doing nothing.

Day 9: Departure
We'll drop you off at the airport hoping to see you again soon.

    • Pick up & Drop to airport by private car/ bus
    • Hotel room management
    • Accommodation in hotel/lodge as per contract
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicles 
    • Management of meals according to contract (Breakfast, Lunches, and Dinners)
    • License holder local guide based your language
    • Available of local staff, porters
    • Accommodation, food, insurance, salary, and equipped staff throughout your trekking  
    • Transport fares related to your trekking package
    • Government charges in the behalf of office site
    • Official expenses
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicles 
    • Management of meals according to contract (Breakfast, Lunches, and Dinners)
    • License holder local guide based your language
    • Available of local staff, porters
    • Accommodation, food, insurance, salary, and equipped staff throughout your trekking  
    • Transport fares related to your trekking package
    • Government charges in the behalf of office site
    • Official expenses


    • Except the lunch and dinner explained in itinerary
    • Your travel insurance 
    • International tickets and airport tax
    • Visa fees
    • Laundry, cold and hot drinks, and alcoholic drinks
    • Trekking and other equipments related to yourself
    • Other sightseeing and mountain entrances fees not included in cost include section
    • Tips for guides/porters/other persons
    • Expect the things which are not mention in cost include parts

9 Day Ghorepani Poonhill Trek


    One of the most popular treks in Nepal, the Ghorepani and Poon Hill Trek gives those short on time a little bit of everything the Annapurna Circuit has to offer. A fairly short and easy trek that takes only four days to complete, it is a journey into the Himalayan wild that offers magnificent  views of two major mountain ranges- the Annapurna and the Dhaulagiri ranges- and lets you peek into the daily lives of the indigenous culture of the Nepali mountainside. Think majestic grandiose mountains, suspension bridges, beautiful rhododendron forests, chilled waterfalls, green farms, rocky trails, quaint Shangi La villages and some of the warmest people in the world.
    The trek starts and ends at Nayapul (literally New Bridge in Nepali) which is a two-hour drive from Pokhara. It will take us through lovely little mountain villages, and the two large prosporous villages of Ghorepani and Ghandruk. The villages are inhabited by good natured people of many different castes and tribes- the Gurungs (famous for their predominance in the brave Gurkha army), the Magars, the Puns - each with their own unique cultures and traditions. The biggest highlight of the trek will be a scintillating sunrise seen from Poon Hill at 3210m as the sun paints the morning mountains red and orange. 

    Detail Rates
    Rates Per in person USD HOTELS 3 * Star HOTELS 4 * Star HOTEL 5* Star
    2 pax 600 675 745
    3-4  pax 540 620 690
    5-8 pax 490 570 640
    9-12pax 440 520 590
    13-16over 390 470 540
    20 over 340 420 490
    Single Room supplement 200 275 345
     


    Duration: 9days
    Destination: Nepal
    Activity: Treks
    Region: Annapurna
    Package nature: Annapurna Trekking
    Season: All Season
    Trip start from: Kathmandu
    Trip ends at: Kathmandu
    Possibility: None
    Grade: Easy


    Day 1: Arrival. Kathmandu
    Get here and meet a handpicked professional tour guide, one of the finest the country has to offer, who will take you to your hotel and discuss your plans. A good day to wander around Thamel or the famous Freak Street, popular hangouts for locals and foreigners alike.
     
    Day 2: Kathmandu's heart and Buddha's eyes. Kathmandu
    The famous Kathmandu, a jewel of religious tolerance and cultural diversity for centuries, has several must-see places for the first-time visitor. The three Durbar Squares, remnants of the three old kingdoms in Kathmandu valley,are marvels of Nepalese architecture and culture, parts of which date back to as far as the 3rd century. Visit the squares and the famous Buddhist stupas of Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath, all UNESCO World Heritage Sites, along with Pashupatinath, the ancient Hindu temple and cremation site.

    Day 3: Drive to Pokhara
    Arguably the most beautiful city in Nepal, Pokhara is a popular destination in South Asia, a serene lake city which offers most modern amenities without the excessive hustle and bustle of Kathmandu's busy streets. The Fewa lake is a beautiful body of water where tourists have been known to live around for months at a time. Popular optional activities here include paragliding, ultra light aircraft rides, ziplining, and trekking. Most people prefer to start their famous Annapurna circuit treks from Pokhara, and you can meet people here from all corners of the world.  The drive here from Kathmandu takes about 6 hours. At least two nights are recommended in this gem of a city, if you have the time for it. Pokhara tour>

    Day 4: We start trekking! Nayapul - Tikhedhunga / Ulleri
    An early two-hour drive, which takes us to Nayapul, will take us to the starting point of our trek (also the finishing point). a twenty minute walk from Nayapul takes us to the fork in the trail that splits and takes one to  either Ghorepani or Ghandruk. This is where we enter the Annapurna Sanctuary. We start walking.  We walk past little villages that sport lodges and restaurants till we get to where we want to spend the night at, walking mostly uphill on stone steps surrounded by greenery. Ulleri is farther away from Tikhedhunga and takes more effort to get to, after a long and steep climb,  and either village is okay to spend the night at.

    Day 5: Ghorepani
    'Ghoda' in Nepali means horse, and 'pani' is water. Ghorepani acquired its name through many years of horsemen stopping here to let their animals quench their thirst at one of the little canals it used to have. Now a large and prosperous village, Ghorepani is a beautiful quaint mountain destination surrounded by hills and mountains of breathtaking beauty. We walk past little villages and get here in the afternoon. We have time to laze around the village, but an early night is advised due to the early rise the next day, and the long walk after it. There are internet places here, and even a place you can play pool at!

    Day 6: The Poon Hill Sunrise and the walk to Ghandruk 
    An early 45 minute walk in the hours before dawn takes us to Poon Hill where unparalleled sights of a beautiful mountain sunrise await us. The Dhaulagiri range to the left, with the Dhaulagiri itself the tallest 8000m peak to be seen from here, lightens up dramatically as the sun's first rays hit its peak, while the beautiful Annapurna mountains that are closer slowly wake up from their Himalayan slumber to the right. The famous fishtail mountain, named for its peak's resemblence to the tail of a fish can be seen in its majestic glory from here.
    Come back to the lodge for breakfast before starting the relatively long walk past Tadapani (where the trail splits, one end going towards the Annapurna Base Camp) and other villages, to Ghandruk. The walk is mostly downhill except for a couple of uphill stints. Ghandruk is another large village which is pleasant to walk around in. A visit to its small but interesting Gurung museum is not a bad idea if you feel upto it.

    Day 7: Back to Pokhara
    A four hour hike, mostly downhill, takes you back to Naya Pul where the trek started. A vehicle will take you back to Pokhara where you can spend the evening as you please.

    Day 8: Kathmandu
    A six hour drive, or an optional 20 hour flight will take you back to Kathmandu where you can indulge in some shopping, clubbing, or the good old doing nothing.

    Day 9: Departure
    We'll drop you off at the airport hoping to see you again soon.


    • Pick up & Drop to airport by private car/ bus
    • Hotel room management
    • Accommodation in hotel/lodge as per contract
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicles 
    • Management of meals according to contract (Breakfast, Lunches, and Dinners)
    • License holder local guide based your language
    • Available of local staff, porters
    • Accommodation, food, insurance, salary, and equipped staff throughout your trekking  
    • Transport fares related to your trekking package
    • Government charges in the behalf of office site
    • Official expenses
    • Sightseeing in Kathmandu valley by private vehicles 
    • Management of meals according to contract (Breakfast, Lunches, and Dinners)
    • License holder local guide based your language
    • Available of local staff, porters
    • Accommodation, food, insurance, salary, and equipped staff throughout your trekking  
    • Transport fares related to your trekking package
    • Government charges in the behalf of office site
    • Official expenses


    • Except the lunch and dinner explained in itinerary
    • Your travel insurance 
    • International tickets and airport tax
    • Visa fees
    • Laundry, cold and hot drinks, and alcoholic drinks
    • Trekking and other equipments related to yourself
    • Other sightseeing and mountain entrances fees not included in cost include section
    • Tips for guides/porters/other persons
    • Expect the things which are not mention in cost include parts
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