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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek-4 days Poon Hill Trek in Nepal

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is short but highly popular trek of Nepal.The 4 days Poon Hill Trek is the perfect introductory trek for individuals,family with children and friends. The short trek begins and ends at Nayapul. You will walk through lush green forests and culturally beautiful villages of Tikhedhunga, Ulleri, Ghorepani and Ghandruk enjoying the best views of the Himalayas. Also, the best view point of the trek, Poon Hill offers amazing sunrise view over the Annapurna mountain range early in the morning. Our 4 day trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill from Kathmandu and Pokhara  departures everyday all year around. For booking, please email us at missionecotreknepal@gmail.com, call or message on whatsapp at +977 9851023742.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 

Trek Duration: 4 Days

Trek Difficulty: Moderate

Trek Seasons: Sep to Mar, Jan to June

Trek Altitude: 3200m

Trek Cost: USD 350-USD 560

Group Size: 01 - 12 people

Trek Package:  Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus /Car /  Flight

Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu /Pokhara

The short and easy 4 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is for all level hikers to enjoy the natural and cultural beauty of Annapurna Nepal.
  • Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
  •  4 Days Itinerary
  • Cost in Details
  • Trek Equipment
  • FAQs

The 4 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is to those who are looking a short and an easy trek in the Himalayas. The altitude sickness free holidays in Nepal as the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek reaches to an elevation of 3,190m of Poon Hill offers the best views of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri and Machhapuchare. The trek gives you the best photograph opportunities.

Sunrise at Poon Hill is often billed the highlight of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek holidays. Set off from Pokhara, you will walk through forests of rhododendron, past waterfalls, cross rivers by wooden bridges and stepping stones. climb up 3,000 stone steps at Ulleri Hill. Listen out the clang of buffalo bells, sharing the path with them. Stay at tea houses lodges in villages festooned with flattering prayer flags.

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Circuit Trek is just south of the Annapurna Range. October and November is the best time trekking in Ghorepani as the skies are clear and temperatures are warm and nice with sunny. April and May also a good time trek in Poon Hill, the weather may be cloudier, but the rhododendron trees are in bloom. June, July and August are rainy.

Day 1:  Pokhara to Tikhedhunga (1525m) 
Fly to Pokhara, drive to Nayapul (35km) takes 2 hours and moderate trek to Tikhedhunga of 5.8 miles/9.5km) distance can walk in 4/5 hours. Stay night at guest house.  Ulleri is an alternative stop, but beware that it is a very steep climb up a stone staircase from Tikhedhunga in just 2km up to (1960m).
Day 2:  Trek to Ghorepani (2880m)
Difficult trek to Ghorepani covers 6.5 miles/10.5km takes 5/6 hours. The tough day trek, you have to climb from 1550m to 2880m over 1400m. Most climbing is happens at the start on steep stairs.  After Ulleri the terrain evens out a bit while you are still slowly climbing. Towards Ghorepani you will find yourselves entering the Rhododendron forests.
Day 3: Ghorepani to Tadapani (2500m)
Moderate trek covers nearly 11km takes 6/7 hours. The destination of today is first to Poon Hill, early morning Sunrise and the Himalayan Panorama and after breakfast, trek to Tadapani.  The climb to Poonhill is a few hundred meters up in the dark at 5-5:30am) so bring a flashlight or head lamp. Then you arrive in time to see the sunrise light up the main Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain range. That is if you are lucky to have a clear day. Tadapani is also the best view point; you can get very close view of Mt Annapurna and Mt Fishtail.
Day 4:  Tadapani to Pokhara via Ghandruk (1940m)
Enjoy the view and breakfast, then down trek of 20 km takes 6/7 hours through the forest trail to Ghandruk, a village of Gurung famous for British Gurkhas developed on the side of a hill.  Then trek back to Nayapul and drive by bus or car to Pokhara.

Cost Included:

  • Tourist Bus transfer- Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Twin sharing tea house accommodation during 4 days ABC trek.
  • Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara by taxi/jeep/bus transfer
  • Trekking permit-ACAP and TIMS cards
  • English Speaking guide and all his expenses like salary, meals, accommodation and transfer
  • 3 times meals- breakfast, lunch and dinner(the main course) during trekking
  • Twin sharing hotel accommodation with breakfast in Pokhara before and after the trek.
  • Emergency rescue operation assistance in case of emergency(paid by your Travel Insurance)
  • All the government taxes and company service charge.

Cost Not Includes:

  • Airport pick up and departure transfer.
  • Hotel Accommodation in Kathmandu but we can book on your request.
  • Private car transfer or flight cost between Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Travel Insurance in case of emergency for Heli rescue and other medication
  • Porter to carry luggage - but we arrange on your request 1 porter between 2 clients. 
  • Any kind of drinks and desert like beer, water, tea/coffee, hot water, chocolate/rice pudding, pie and pancake.
  • Expenses of personal nature like telephone, internet, wifi, hot shower, battery charging
  • Additional cost that beyond our control due to the landslides, weather condition, illness, change of government policies, strikes, and physical condition.
  • Tips for guide and porter
  • All the cost not mention on above cost includes.

Trek Gear List: No need to bring unnecessary trekking equipment with you for trekking in Nepal. The following trekking equipment and gears are recommended before trekking in Nepal. Most of the trekking equipment what you will need can be rented or purchased  in Nepal either in Kathmandu or Pokhara at cheap price. We will help you with the necessary arrangements. Except your day pack all the luggage will be carried by porters. There is an allowance of 15 kg per person. Additional personal items not needed for the trekking part of the trip can be stored in the storage room of hotel without extra cost.

Head:
Sun hat or scarf
Light balaclava or warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection

Lower Body:
Under Garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Light and expedition weight thermal bottoms
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants

Feet:
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm wool hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter to the base camp

Upper Body:
T-shirts
Light and expedition weight thermal tops
Fleece jacket or pullover
Fleece Wind-Stopper jacket (optional)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket
Down vest and/or jacket

Hands:
Lightweight gloves
Heavyweight gloves or mittens with a waterproof shell outer (seasonal)

Accessories:
Sleeping bag rated to zero DC 
Headlamp (e.g. Petzl Zoom) with spare bulbs and batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag 
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags - for keeping items dry insidetrekbag
Daypack (approximately 2500 to 3000 cubic inches)
Trekking Poles
Water bottle (2) or camel bag
Toiletries (Small wash towel, Toilet papers etc)
Ear Plug (who know some people on group are snoring)

Toiletries:
1 medium sized quick drying towel
Tooth brush/paste (preferably biodegradable)
Multipurpose soap (preferably biodegradable)
Deodorants
Nail clippers
Face and body moisturizer
Feminine hygiene products
Small mirror

Personal Hygiene:
Wet wipes (baby wipes)
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti bacterial hands wash
Extras/Luxuries:
Binoculars
Novels
Trail Map/Guide book
Journal & Pen
iPod
Pencils and small notebooks
Travel game i.e. chess, backgammon, scrabble
Modest swim suits (for Kathmandu)

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