Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Duration:
10 Days 9 Nights
Category:
Trip Region:
Annapurna
Grade:
Moderate
Highest Altitude:
3210m
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Description

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the shortest and most popular treks in the Annapurna region and extending the trek to the Jhinu Danda makes it even more adventurous and fascinating. This trek offers us with the picturesque views of Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Fishtail (8167m), Annapurna South (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), Annapurna II (7937), and Annapurna III (7555m) along with Pokhara valley.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking is also known as Annapurna Sunrise trek as the view of the sunrise from Poon Hill (3193 m) over the Himalayas is incredible. The trek also includes the sight of the three world’s highest 8,000 m peaks, namely: Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Mt. Manaslu (8163m) and Mt. Annapurna (8091m). The trail mostly passes through the ethnic villages, forests of oak and rhododendron.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Nepal is one of the easiest treks in Nepal and is mainly preferred by the family trekkers, old people and for the adventure, lovers having less time. Our journey to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary starts with a scenic drive from our capital city Kathmandu to Pokhara. From Pokhara, we begin to make the ascent to Ghorepani followed by a hike to Poon Hill to observe the sunrise. Then, we head to Tadapani and then descend to the hot springs at Jhinu Danda. Finally, the trek ends as we head to Pokhara. The major attraction of this trekking journey is the beautiful sunrise view over the high snow-capped mountains from Poon Hill vantage point along with the incredible views of valleys, waterfalls, and forests of this region and the natural hot spring of the Jhinu Danda which is located on the bank of Modi Khola. We will get a chance to know about the unique Gurung and Magar culture as the trail mostly passes through the tranquil villages of these ethnic groups.

Alpine Adventure Team is one of the best trekking and hiking organizers in Nepal. We have an experienced team in tourism serving our clients with all the requirements they need. We will provide you with the best guides and porters at your service.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Kathmandu 1300m
On your arrival at Tribhuvan International airport, our staff will pick you up and drop you to the Hotel in Thamel. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 2: Drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara 820m by tourist bus
In the early morning, we will drive to Pokhara from Kathmandu. The drive will take us along the Prithvi Highway with views of roadside settlements, lush hills, and mountains lurking far on the horizon. On reaching Pokhara we will check-in a hotel for freshening up. In the evening we will visit Phewa Tal and explore the lakeside area. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 3: Drive from Pokhara to Nayapul and trek to Banthanti 2210m
Today, we will drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. From Nayapul we will walk along the bank of Modi Khola to reach Birethanti. From Birethanti, the trail continues along the north bank of Bhurungdi Khola continued by a steep climb to the valley of Hille. A short walk from Hille will take us Tikhedhunga which further continues to the village Ulleri and finally to Banthanti. Overnight stay at Banthanti.

Day 4: Trek from Banthanti to Ghorepani 2920m
It will be a short day hike to Ghorepani. We will continue along the forests of oak and rhododendron to Nangethanti. From Nangethanti, a short one hour walk will take us to Ghorepani. The views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range are stunning from here. Upon reaching Ghorepani, we can explore the Gurung settlements here. Overnight stay at Ghorepani.

Day 5: Hike to Poon Hill 3210m and trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani 2630m
We will leave Ghorepani as early as possible to enjoy the sunrise view of the over the mountains. A short one hour walk will take us Poonhill. The magnificent view of the sunrise over the mountains like Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m), Tukuche Peak (6920m), Nilgiri (7061m), Annapurna range and other numerous snowcapped mountain peaks. Enjoying the views we will descend back to Ghorepani and have our breakfast there. From Ghorepani, we will descend to Tadapani through the forests of oak, fir, and rhododendron. Overnight stay at Tadapani.

Day 6: Trek from Tadapani to Jhinu Danda (Hot Spring) 1780m
It will be a short descending trek along the forested landscapes along with the beautiful views of the Annapurna massifs. The trail descends via Komrong Danda to natural hot spring of Jhinu Danda. We can have a hot relaxing bath at the hot spring which is believed to relieve pains and heal diseases. The hot spring is located just at the bank of the Modi Khola. Overnight stay at Jhinu Danda.

Day 7: Trek from Jhinu Danda to Pothana 1990m
Today, we will descend along the suspension bridge over the Modi Khola to the famous village of Landruk. From Landruk, we will descend to Tolka and then the trail ascends Pitam Deurali, where we can get a chance to see the stunning views of the snow-capped mountains. Descending a bit, we will reach Pothana which offers a unique view of Machhapuchhre Himal (6997m). Overnight stay at Pothana.

Day 8: Trek from Pothana to Phedi 1130m and drive to Pokhara 820m
Today’s trek will be easier and will descend all the way to Phedi. The trail descends along the downhill route to the Dhampus and further descends down until we will reach Phedi. From Phedi, we will drive back to Pokhara. On reaching Pokhara we will check-in the hotel to freshen up. Overnight stay at a hotel in Pokhara.

Day 9: Drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
In the early morning, we will drive back to Pokhara from Kathmandu in our private vehicle. The drive takes us along the Trishuli River and offers great scenic views throughout the ride. On reaching Kathmandu we will check-in the hotel. We can explore around the hotel areas and also shop souvenirs. Overnight stay at a hotel in Kathmandu.

Day 10: Departure from Kathmandu
We will escort you to the Tribhuvan International airport for your scheduled flight bidding your final goodbye. We will wish you a safe flight and we will look forward to serving in near future.

Location

Cost Details

Our Trek Package Cost includes;
* Kathmandu Int’l Airport/Hotel/Airport pick up and transfer by private vehicle as per group size.
* 2 nights Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Kathmandu.
* 2 nights Accommodation in twin bed sharing basis with breakfast at standard hotel in Pokhara.
* 3 Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) with Tea & coffee during the trekking period.
* Best possible lodge to lodge accommodation during the trek.
* 1 experienced helpful and friendly guide, porters (1 porter for 2 peoples), their food & accommodation, salary, equipment & insurance.
* All ground transportation by private vehicle and tourist bus.
* Annapurna Conservation Area Permit.
* All necessary other permits.
* First Aid Medical Kit box.
* Office Service charge
* All Government Tax.

Our Trek Package Cost doesn’t include;
* Any meals (Lunch and Dinner) in Kathmandu other than breakfast in hotel.
* Travel insurance.
* International air fare to and from Kathmandu, Nepal.
* Nepal Tourist Visa fees.
* Items and expenses of personal nature.
* Any kind of alcoholic drinks, cold drinks, snacks, laundry, phone call, Internet.
* Personal Trekking Equipment.
* Emergency Evacuation (Helicopter Rescue).
* Any costs which arise due to a change of the itinerary, because of landslides, domestic flight delays, political disturbance, and strikes etc.
* Any other costs whatsoever, that is not mentioned in the cost included.
* Horse renting and additional porters during the trek.
* Tips for guide, porters, driver…

Reviews (3)

3 reviews for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Pauline

    More than a guide, Lawang offers you a wonderful welcome in his family and in his country.
    You feel protected and safe all travel long.
    Loved this trek, amazing views and beautiful memories shared.
    Quite difficult but even you are not a sportive person, you can do it et you’ll be very proud !!

    Don’t hesitate !!!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sandra

    Lawang est un guide sérieux, prévoyant et de confiance, qui sera à l’écoute de vos envies et besoins. Vous serez accueilli comme un membre de sa propre famille. Sans être un grand sportif, ce beau trek est tout à fait accessible.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Armelle et Nana

    C’est en Novembre 2005 que nous avons eu la chance extraordinaire d’effectuer un trek d’une semaine en compagnie de Lawang Tamang . Amoureux de son pays, il a su nous apprendre a le connaitre, et nous l’a fait aimer. Prevenant, patient, toujours a votre ecoute, cet homme d’une profonde humanite et d’un serieux sans faille saura vous faire vivre une experience inoubliable. Vous pouvez lui accorder votre confiance les yeux fermes. Il sera toujours a la hauteur de vos attentes. Si vous souhaitez avoir de plus amples details sur la facon dont se deroule un trek avec Lawang Tamang, n’hesitez pas a visiter notre site, http://www.latetedanslaplanete.net , pour y lire les carnets de voyages quotidiens du Nepal .

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