Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Entry-Easy level trek in the majestic Himalaya Annapurna's foothill
  • Share the inspiring knowledge with Nepalese people.
  • Makes a terrific gift to the adventure seeking person in life.
  • Experienced local guide bestows knowledge on Nepali culture and traditions.
  • Scenery beauty of Annapurna with Hot spring.
  • Sightseeing of World heritage sites.

Ghorepani-Poon Hill trek is one of the classical trekking trails in Annapurna region, and it's just about the best short trek in Nepal. A week trek through the foothills of the Annapurna’s brings you breathtaking panoramic views of the Massif Himalayas, culminating in the show-stopping viewpoint from atop Poon Hill. On the way, enjoy spectacular mountain scenery, charming Gurung villages, cozy family-run teahouse stays, and encounters with the warm, welcoming people. Do you know that the Gurungs are renowned for their strength and celebrated as one-time pillars of both the Indian and British armies?

A mosaic of Nepalese beauty awaits you on this journey. Flowering rhododendron forests come alive with birdsong, and deep, subtropical valleys set with stone steps will make you feel like an old-fashioned adventure hero! This is all set with the beautiful Annapurna Mountains - including the famous Machapuchare, or Fish Tail - dominating the skyline. The climax of your trek, sunrise atop Poon Hill, will give you front-row access to one of the most phenomenal spectacles of natural theatre on Earth. 

This trek is rated as easy to moderate, accommodating trekkers of various experience levels. It begins and ends in Pokhara, Nepal’s second-largest cities and one of the loveliest in Asia. You'll also get the chance to tour Kathmandu, the country’s historic and fascinating capital.

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN01
  • Duration10 Days
  • Pricefrom US$799 / person
  • GradeModerate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax2-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

01 Days Arrival in Kathmandu airport and Pre-trip meeting.

After arriving in Kathmandu, a representative from Luxury Holidays Nepal will pick up from the airport and take to your hotel. In the afternoon, you may take a rest or visit Luxury Holidays Nepal’s office. At evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel in Kathmandu and introduce your tour and trekking guide. Please seek this opportunity to ask questions about your trip. This includes a final briefing and preparations for the trip. For the meeting, please make sure you bring your passport, three copies of passport-size photos, and a readable copy of your travel insurance policy. During this meeting, please clear the due balance, if any. Please inform us in advance if you will be arriving late and therefore are unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. After the pre-trip meeting, there will be a welcome dinner hosted by Luxury Holidays Nepal. For dinner, you will be served authentic Nepalese cuisine, which will introduce you to the country’s food culture.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Mulberry
  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m/4265 ft
  • Meals: Welcome Dinner Included

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What's Included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation 4 star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or similar Category) and in Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar category) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Luxurious transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and by private vehicle Pokhara to trek starting point and ending point to Pokhara.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, TIMS permit and monument entrance fees.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, duffle bags, city and trekking routes maps - if necessary.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.
  • International airfare and airport departure tax. (See the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu, Pokhara and trekking days (Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks.
  • City sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Paragliding and flight ticket Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver (Tipping is Expected).

Trip Map

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Trip Map

Cost included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private vehicle.
  • Accommodation 4 star hotel in Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or similar Category) and in Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar category) in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Guided sightseeing tour in Kathmandu valley with private vehicles
  • All accommodations in lodges/tea houses during the treks in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Luxurious transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and by private vehicle Pokhara to trek starting point and ending point to Pokhara.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits, TIMS permit and monument entrance fees.
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide, porters (1 porter for 2 people).
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, down jackets, T-shirt, duffle bags, city and trekking routes maps - if necessary.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Cost Exclude

  • International airfare and airport departure tax. (See the international flights page)
  • Nepal entry visa; you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (See the Visa & Entry Procedure of Nepal page)
  • Travel insurance, which covers emergency high-altitude rescue and evacuation (See the travel insurance page.)
  • Lunch and Dinner while you are in Kathmandu, Pokhara and trekking days (Meal costs about 3 -7 dollars per item depending on the place where you eat).
  • Your personal expenses.
  • All the alcoholic and non-alcoholic Drinks.
  • City sightseeing and entrance fees
  • Paragliding and flight ticket Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu
  • Tips for the guide, porter & driver (Tipping is Expected).

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
06 March, 2019 15 March, 2019 USD $799 Available
18 March, 2019 27 March, 2019 USD $799 Available
06 April, 2019 15 April, 2019 USD $799 Available
18 April, 2019 27 April, 2019 USD $799 Available
06 May, 2019 15 May, 2019 USD $799 Available
18 May, 2019 27 May, 2019 USD $799 Available
06 June, 2019 15 June, 2019 USD $799 Available
18 June, 2019 27 June, 2019 USD $799 Available
06 July, 2019 15 July, 2019 USD $799 Available
18 July, 2019 27 July, 2019 USD $799 Available
06 August, 2019 15 August, 2019 USD $799 Available
18 August, 2019 27 August, 2019 USD $799 Available
06 September, 2019 15 September, 2019 USD $799 Available
18 September, 2019 27 September, 2019 USD $799 Available
06 October, 2019 15 October, 2019 USD $799 Available
18 October, 2019 27 October, 2019 USD $799 Available
06 November, 2019 15 November, 2019 USD $799 Available
18 November, 2019 27 November, 2019 USD $799 Available
06 December, 2019 15 December, 2019 USD $799 Available
18 December, 2019 27 December, 2019 USD $799 Available
06 January, 2020 15 January, 2020 USD $799 Available
18 January, 2020 27 January, 2020 USD $799 Available
06 February, 2020 15 February, 2020 USD $799 Available
18 February, 2020 27 February, 2020 USD $799 Available
06 March, 2020 15 March, 2020 USD $799 Available
18 March, 2020 27 March, 2020 USD $799 Available
06 April, 2020 15 April, 2020 USD $799 Available
18 April, 2020 27 April, 2020 USD $799 Available
06 May, 2020 15 May, 2020 USD $799 Available
18 May, 2020 27 May, 2020 USD $799 Available
06 June, 2020 15 June, 2020 USD $799 Available
18 June, 2020 27 June, 2020 USD $799 Available
06 July, 2020 15 July, 2020 USD $799 Available
18 July, 2020 27 July, 2020 USD $799 Available
06 August, 2020 15 August, 2020 USD $799 Available
18 August, 2020 27 August, 2020 USD $799 Available
06 September, 2020 15 September, 2020 USD $799 Available
18 September, 2020 27 September, 2020 USD $799 Available
06 October, 2020 15 October, 2020 USD $799 Available
18 October, 2020 27 October, 2020 USD $799 Available
06 November, 2020 15 November, 2020 USD $799 Available
18 November, 2020 27 November, 2020 USD $799 Available
06 December, 2020 15 December, 2020 USD $799 Available
18 December, 2020 27 December, 2020 USD $799 Available

Read Reviews

"Adventure Holiday"

Rating:  

We went on the Ghorepani-PoonHill 10 day tour which included a 6 day trek along the Annapurna foothills. It was fantastic. Our group was 6 adults and 3 children aged 12-16 and all had average to good fitness and flew through the trek. The itinerary was great and just the right amount of planned activities. Our guides were Ramesh and Ram and they were great. One of the kids ended up sick and could not trek with us, so Ramesh organized for a porter to stay at Pokhara and bring them up when he was well enough and we met up at the halfway point. When we ended up wanting to walk longer on the last day and cut the trek shorter, Ramesh just sorted it. While we of course had to pay for the extra accommodation, Ramesh and Ram just sorted anything that arose, or we raised, easily. The itinerary allowed plenty of Kathmandu exploration both guided and independent. The standard of accommodation ranged from exceptional to good. Everyone we came across in Nepal was friendly and the team at Luxury Holidays Nepal was no different. This time of year was monsoon season however the weather was exceptional.

Visited July 2016

Patrick Chamers, Australia

“Poon Hill trek and an amazing holiday”

“Poon Hill trek and an amazing holiday”

Rating:  

We had an excellent introduction to Nepal with LHN on a 14 day tour including a 5 day Annapurna trek together with rafting and a visit to Chitwan. The scenery and people of Nepal are worthy of a 5 star rating and more than compensate for the less than 5 star infrastructure and accommodation. Don't let the latter discourage you from visiting Nepal as the country really needs tourism to support the economy.
We had an excellent tour guide and our ever friendly group of porters, Ram, Puran and Nabin. Our group of 10 from New Zealand and England had very good driver who safely negotiated the route from Kathmandu to Chitwan despite the road conditions, landslides, traffic jams and ever honking buses and trucks overtaking in sometimes suicidal maneuvers. 7 hours for 70 kilometers can be a little trying for all concerned. On the 2nd day of the trek we did get to Gorephani early enough in the afternoon to see the sunset from the top of Poon Hill which was a good option for us. We had very good email communication from LHN prior to the trip and any hiccups along the way were ably handled by Guide.

Visited April 2016

Jenna Matyja, Australia

Accommodation
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 4 stars hotels in Kathmandu and Teahouse/Lodge throughout the journey. Teahouse and lodge have the rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Some rooms have the electric lighting system and every teahouse/lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group at the lodge which is locally available every day (In some places rooms cannot be booked in advance). If you want the luxury accommodation of 5 star in Kathmandu and Pokhara then contact us for cost detail. Accommodation in 4 stars hotel  Kathmandu (Hotel Mulberry or Similar category) and In Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar category).

Luggage:
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry the water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag which will provide safety. You are provided with a free locker room in a hotel in Kathmandu. The weight allowance in domestic airlines of Nepal is up to 20 kg and for more weight, you have to pay US$1 per/kg depending on the area.

Transportation on Journey
Luxury Holidays Nepal will offer you private vehicle for airport transferal and sightseeing and Luxurious tourist bus for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu. Private vehicle for Pokhara-Nayapul-Pokhara.

Group Leader during the journey: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal will facilitate you with the trained traveling guide in your group. There will be a single porter for a couple of people.

Payment of the Due Balance:
The rest amount of your trip can be paid in our office after your arrival or via online payment before your arrival in Nepal (Online payment). If you choose to settle your holiday balance by credit card a handling charge of 4% on the outstanding balance is made. There is no handling charge for payment by bank transfer.

Communication during Journey: 
Ghorepani Poonhill  Trek is an easy level trek so you can find the telephone and internet facilities in the most of the place.

Vouchers:
If you have purchased a voucher for the tour, please inform us which tour date suits you as soon as you are certain. We need time to purchase your domestic air ticket and make other arrangements so please confirm your spot on a tour at least 2 months prior to the commencement of the tour. Your booking on a particular tour date is subject to availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).

Visa:
You can get a visa in Kathmandu airport upon arrival for $25 USD (or equivalent in other major currencies) for a 15 days visa or $40 USD for a 30 days visa. Please bring 2 photos for the visa. Expect to have some waiting time in the queue for obtaining your visa. You can also get your visa prior to coming on the tour by contacting your closest Nepali embassy. (Nepal Visa Info)

Booking your international flight:
If you don't have a regular travel agent then you can check for international flight options at one of these sites.
makemytrip.comwww.kayak.comwww.vayama.com
They usually have good offers.
For more details: (See the international flights page)

When and where should you arrive?
Please book your international flight to arrive and depart from Kathmandu international airport. The tour starts with the first day of arrival in Kathmandu and ends on after the scheduled trip after the breakfast.
You will be received outside the Kathmandu international airport terminal by representatives holding a Luxury Holidays Nepal sign card and he will escort you to the Hotel. 
If you plan to arrive early or depart late, please make sure you make extra hotel arrangements by contacting at luxuryholidaysnepal@gmail.com
After you purchase your international air ticket, please contact us to give your flight details.

Currencies are accepted in Nepal: 
Some major currencies (USD, AUD, and EURO) are accepted for both VISA and in general. There are plenty of ATM's in Kathmandu, Chitwan and Pokhara and credit cards are accepted in limited shops and many restaurants. Please note that only Nepali rupees are accepted on the trek.

Health Issues:
The altitude sickness will get from 3000 meters.  Normally below three 3000 meters will not have altitude related problems usually for people for stable health. But above it can cause altitude-related sickness. If you have a health condition which might cause problems, please consult a doctor about the advisability of doing the trek. For Your information, your traveling guide will also have pills for Altitude Sickness and other basic medicine. We recommend you to take pills for diarrhea, cold, fever and nausea.

Insurance/Evacuation: 
We do not hope that there may arise any serious problem for you in your journey, but if you get caught by serious illness then we will do our best to take you to the nearest hospital possible. But you will be responsible for all the expenses that take place in the evacuation process. So, it is good for you to have insurance which will cover your cost. Be Insured. (See the travel insurance page)

Trip Extensions
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to IndiaBhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest TrekAnnapurna Basecamp TrekLangtang TrekManaslu TrekBunjee JumpingRaftingPeak ClimbingTours, etc.

Tips:
A general rule of thumb for tipping is to USD 40 to USD 70 per Traveler, depending on the length of the trek. Porters do appreciate a personal tip, although it is not uncommon for the Guide and his Porters to pool the tips they have collected before splitting it amongst themselves, with the Guide is getting a little more for overseeing the welfare and safety of both the Travelers and Porters as a whole. That said, this is just a guide and you may tip, however much you think is appropriate for the services rendered which made your trip a memorable one.

During the trip; weather, local politics, transport or other factors, that are beyond our control can result in a change of itinerary. It is however very unlikely that the itinerary would be substantially altered. If alterations are necessary the leader will decide what is the best alternative taking into consideration the best interests of the whole group. Where a change does occur, we do everything we can to minimize its effect.

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