Ghorepani Poonhill Short Trek- 4 Days

The classic trek to Poon Hill 3210m is a short and comparatively one of the easiest treks into the Annapurna region. But be prepared to hike up some stone steps along the trail. The popular one is just before we reach Ulleri village. This trek is appropriate for those who have limited time to spend in Nepal with an eagerness to witness the beauty of mighty Mount Annapurna and other snow-capped mountains. Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a blend of natural trials fluctuating between skyward and downstairs with a good deal of Tea Houses/Lodges, rhododendron forests, beautiful Gurung and Magar (ethnic groups of Nepal) settlements and most amazing Annapurna Himalaya scenery.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek starts from Nayapul which is approx. One and half hour drive from Pokhara. The trek up to Tikhedhunga is a gentle walk and climb, generally hot. Next day trek is a real delight. Dense rhododendron forests, dramatic valleys will make your trip more remarkable as this trek passes through alluring villages of Ulleri, Banthati, Ghorepani, Tadhapani, Ghandruk and few other dazzling villages. Ghorepani is a peaceful and beautiful village in Annapurna region joining major pathways onwards with the generous number of Tea Houses/ Lodges which makes it a portal to Poon Hill, one of the finest view points in the area. History revels that traders once used this place as a rest stop for water (Pani in Nepali) for their horses thus leading to the terminology Ghodepani, later transformed into Ghorepani.

The Poon Hill viewpoint offers a scenic view of mountains and sunrise which will make you feel like every edge is a lively glimpse of the overwhelming mountains. Mount Fishtail the holy mountain, Annapurna South, Barasikhar, Nilgiri, Tukche, Hiunchuli, and the Dhaulagiri mountain range are all on show on this short trek to Poon Hill. Anyone who appreciates nature and fascinating landscapes will experience happy memories and stories to tell for years to come, an enduring trip into the heart of the Annapurna’s. The trail to Tadapani village followed by Ghandruk village maintains the Annapurna panorama making the hike even more exciting.

Our Ghorepani Poon Hill Short Trek 4 Days is designed for trekkers interested in our Trekking services only. Trekkers who choose their own accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara but would like to trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill with our competent team of Trekking Guides and Porters. Get in touch with us. info@annapurnafoothills.com

 

Trip Highlights

 

  • Trek through forests that are dazzling in full bloom, pass through charming local villages, glimpse beautiful mountain peaks, and more
  • Catch the magnificent sunrise over the Himalayas from Poon Hill and view the snowy peaks glow in the morning light
  • Beautiful Tea House Trek in Annapurna region 

Day 1 : Drive to Nayapul, 1010m and trek to Hile 3hrs, 1400m / 4593ft

Day 2 : Trek to Ghorepani 6-7 hrs, 2855m/ 9366ft

Day 3 : Day 03: Trek to Tadapani 5hrs 2610m/ 8562ft

Day 4 : Day 04: Trek to Kimchi 4hrs 1700m / 5577ft and drive to Pokhara

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Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
20 August, 2019 23 August, 2019 US $390 p/p Available
14 September, 2019 17 September, 2019 US $390 p/p Limited
03 October, 2019 06 October, 2019 US $390 p/p Guaranteed
10 October, 2019 13 October, 2019 US $390 p/p Available
19 October, 2019 22 October, 2019 US $390 p/p Available
29 October, 2019 01 November, 2019 US $390 p/p Guaranteed
07 November, 2019 10 November, 2019 US $390 p/p Available
16 November, 2019 19 November, 2019 US $390 p/p Available

Cost Include(s)

  • Accommodation during Trek ; local lodges 4 days (Full board meals with 3 breakfast, 4 lunch and 3dinner )
  • English speaking experienced Sherpa guide (Govt. Trained/License Holder).
  • One Sherpa guide-assistant if group size is more than 4 Trekkers.
  • Personal insurance for Nepalese Guide.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Duffle bag for Trekking.
  • Annapurna Foothill’s Tshirt.
  • First aid medicine kit.
  • Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits & all required permits or Official Documentation.
  • Ground transfers –Pokhara- Nayapul - Pokhara Private 
  • All government and local taxes.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Your Personal Travel Insurance.
  • Nepal Entry Visa Fee.
  • Accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 clients.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section

Head 

  • 1 Sun hat / Warm hat
  • 1 Sunglasses with UV protection
  • 1 Flash light / Head lamp

 

Lower Body

  • 2 Under Garments (trousers)
  • 1 Lightweight cotton long pants
  • 1 Fleece pants (seasonal)
  • 1 Waterproof pants
  • 3 underwear
  • 1 skirt

 

Upper Body

  • 3-4 T-shirts
  • 1 Fleece jacket or pullover
  • 1 Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
  • 1 Waterproof jacket
  • 1 sweater
  • 1 Down Jacket

 

Hands

  • 1 pair Lightweight gloves wool or fleeced

 

Feet

  • 2 pair Thin inner socks
  • 2 pair Thick, warm wool hiking socks
  • 1 pair Hiking shoes with spare laces
  • 1 pair Running shoes or sandals for evening

 

Accessories

  • Down Sleeping bag rated to zero DC
  • Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
  • Prescription drugs if you may be taking daily
  • Daypack bag (30-40L)
  • Trekking Poles/ sticks
  • Refillable water bottle - Min 1 Litre

 

Personal Hygiene

  • Light weight towel
  • Tissue /toilet roll
  • Anti bacterial hands wash
  • Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
  • Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
  • Deodorants
  • Nail clippers
  • Face and body moisturizer
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Small mirror
  • Wet wipe

 

Extras

  • Reading/writing material
  • Camera & Binoculars
  • Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruits, candies and snack foods.

Difficulty Rating of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Any avid walker who is able to hike approximately 5-6 hours a day carrying a lightweight backpack will be fit enough to do this trek. We recommend you bring walking poles, as you will find them helpful especially in the long descents when your legs may feel shaky, and the stone steps are uneven. The altitude is only 3200m, so there is no altitude related risk.

Safe Drinking Water on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

We suggest that you drink boiled water or bring chlorine tablets to purify the normal water available in the guest houses along the way. There is a small fee charged for the boiled water. Several guesthouses have Euro-guard filters. Although mineral water is available in most places, there is no provision to dispose of the plastic bottles, so we encourage the guests to do what they can to protect the environment.

Re-charging Batteries of Electronic Items on the Trekking

You can recharge your digital camera, iPod, batteries etc. with electricity or solar power sources. You may need to buy an adaptor in Kathmandu before the trip since the plugs in Nepal might be different. The lodges charge a small fee per hour for recharging facilities.

Nepal uses 220-240 volts to power your appliances. The sockets fit both round and flat plugs.

Garbage Disposal

Don’t throw anything into the fire in any house, Buddhist or Hindu. In most cultures the household gods live in Kitchen.

Spending Money per Day

Although it depends on your spending habits, you should allocate on the trek, US$10 - 12 a day should be enough to buy, Mineral water, chocolates, Coca Cola and a beer.

Travel Insurance for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

It is strongly recommended to be sufficiently protected when you go into remote areas. You need specialized travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, injury, lost baggage, liability and medical treatment. Make sure the insurance covers all the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal. Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition Pvt. Ltd. can organize the appropriate medical response based on your policy.

Washing and Toilet facilities for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:

Most lodges offer hot showers, though sometimes a hot shower means a bucket of hot water. You can ask your trekking guide about the availability. For ecological reasons please try and limit your use of hot water unless the water is solar-heated. Please note that at higher altitude and in colder seasons there is very little chance to have enough hot water for all the trekkers. If the water is frozen then ask your guide to get warm bowl of water. Every lodge will have some kind of hand washing facility but it is good idea to carry a bar of soap with you.

Toilets are usually Asian squat style and vary in how clean they are. Normally toilets are outside the lodge but now some lodges have attached or indoor toilets. The rubbish bin in the toilet is kept for your used toilet paper.

Tea Houses

On the popular trekking routes villagers have built tea house lodges with plenty of character and good food. The simple rooms usually have two narrow beds. When you stay in the tea houses you will have close contact with the Nepalese people and are directly contributing to the local economy.

How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?

Annapurna Foothills Treks and Expedition is a government licensed trekking and touring company in Nepal. On the following terms and conditions, we accept your bookings.

In order to confirm your bookings we require a non-refundable deposit US$ 10 % down payment in advance is mandatory to book the flight tickets and hotel booking and permit process too. Bookings must be done 60 days prior to your planned trekking date, to reserve a place. This amount can be sent by bank-to-bank transfer, Western Union, money grams, or credit card (telex transfer or wire transfer). And the rest of the money must be paid to us upon arrival

Trip Facts

Destination : Nepal

Duration : 4 Days

Price : US $390 p/p

Trip Grade : Moderate

Max. Altitude:3210 m

Group Size:2 - 12 Persons

Activities:Trekking

Trip Staring / Ending:Pokhara

Private vehicle:Pokhara – Nayapul and Kimche - Pokhara

Necessary permits:Annapurna Conservation Fee, TIMS permits

Accommodation:3 Nights at Tea House

Meals:3 Breakfast, 4 Lunch, 3 Dinner

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