Ghorepani Poonhill trek is probably one of the easiest and short trekking trails in Annapurna Sanctuary which is the ultimate short trek to the Himalayas. It’s an amazing trail to walk for the inexperienced and beginner hikers who want to experience and explore the majesty of the Annapurna Region and its glance. This region is suitable for people of all ages, especially with family and children, which can be done in 4 to 5 days in the foothill of the staggering Annapurna Range. The trail is well-marked, sufficient accommodations and fooding facilities and easy access to road transportation make this trip one of the most classical and popular trekking destinations for trekking enthusiasts.
A mosaic of Nepalese beauty awaits all the trekkers on this journey. The flowering forest comes alive with birdsong and deep sub-tropical valleys set with stone steps that will make you feel like a real adventurer. Pokhara will be another amazing city to flourish your travel purpose which offers a beautiful busy foody street, lakes, stunning mountain views from your balcony, and amazing hospitality.
Kathmandu, a city of Temples:
You will begin Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Kathmandu full day sightseeing of UNESCO World Heritage Sites which include Swyambhunath Stupa, Boudhanath Stupa, Pashupatinath Temple, and Patan Durbar Square. You will have an astounding insight into Nepali culture, religion, history, and civilization during this day. You will be taken to the Nepali authentic kitchen to taste the Nepali cuisine before starting this amazing trek.
Pokhara, a city of lakes:
Pokhara is the most popular and famous destination for trekkers in Nepal. The beautiful city offers stunning views of Mt. Machhapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna Massif, and numerous other mountains. This city is also called the city of lakes, which includes, Phewa lake, Begnas lake, Rupa lake, and many other small and bigger ones inside Pokhara city. The city has fancy and luxury resorts, hotels, and restaurants which reflect international services in hospitality. The cozy street in lakeside, foody street, lights, and hundreds of shops trekking and hiking item shops are the major attraction of Pokhara. Sarangkot viewpoint, World Peace Stupa, and Dhampus village add more attraction to your Pokhara stay.
Poonhill viewpoint is the most romantic place to cherish the beauty of sunset and sunrise over the majestic snow-capped mountains, which will give you front-row access to one of the most phenomenal spectacles of natural theatre on earth. A vantage point to explore the divine landscapes, mountain views, magical terrain and astonishing natural beauties.
Ethnic Group, Culture and Tradition:
You will be trekking through the small and beautiful village settlements of ethnic people like Gunung and Magar. You can experience the local culture, tradition, people, and customs. The warm hospitality from local people, their unique taste of food and festivals are a lifetime experience for any traveller. Normally, Ghandruk and Ghorepani villages are rich in culture and unique traditions in the Poonhill trek.
In short, Ghorepani Poonhill Trek offers a stunning mountain view, magical landscapes, rich culture, and one of the most famous viewpoints of Nepal- Poonhill Viewpoint. Trekking through the ethnic villages, the lush green forest which is filled with rhododendron flowers and mind-blowing natural beauties and astonishing views of giant snow-capped mountains is the source of happiness and joy for each trekker who wants to explore the authenticity of the Annapurna region. In fact, Annapurna Region is one of the most
Beautiful trekking region in Nepal. The blue sky with white mountains and green landscape in its base is magical and nothing can beat this view.
Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking also can be upgraded to luxury trekking since luxury trekking has become the buzzword among trekkers recently. For this, we offer you luxury accommodation and transportation to guarantee that your Ghorepani Poonhill trekking is going to be a luxury trekking in Nepal. The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek package is crafted by Trekking Specialist, professional guides, and many service providers. The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek detailed itinerary is posted below, read completely to know about the accommodations and other services and facilities. Please contact us for special rates with a discount.
After arriving at Tribhuwan International Airport, 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. In the evening, we host a pre-trip meeting at your hotel 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 photocopy of 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 are arriving late and you will be unable to attend the pre-trip meeting. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, your sightseeing trip will start. You will have a private vehicle and a professional tour guide for your sightseeing tour. You will visit the following UNESCO world heritage sites.
Swyambunath Temple-The Monkey Temple: The Monkey Temple, pilgrim place for both Hindus and Buddhists, is the ancient temple as well as the best viewpoint for a 360-degree view of the entire Kathmandu valley. There is also a beautiful park and many other monuments around the Swayambhunath with brilliant architectures and arts.
Pashupatinath Temple : The Supreme Lord Shiva’s temple, the holiest temple for Hindus, is the best option to explore the history and culture of Kathmandu Valley and Nepal. There are around 510 temples and other monuments showing amazing arts and architecture.
Boudhanath Stupa : Founded in 590 to 604 CE, is the oldest and largest Tibetan Buddhist Stupa and pilgrim place for Tibetan prayers. The size of the stupa and other surrounding Tibetan stupas are the main attraction for tourists visiting Boudhanath.
Patan Durbar Square : The square has lots of temples and durbars built centuries ago. The art of carving and crafting in wood and stone is so amazing to see in the brilliant architectural structures. It is a brilliant and unbelievable masterpiece of Nepalese art and skill presenting culture and history of ancient Nepal and Kathmandu valley.
The rest of your time is free for further exploration and some shopping near to your hotel. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After breakfast, leave Kathmandu for Pokhara (known as The Lake City owing to a large number of lakes in the city). As you leave Kathmandu, the landscape changes. You will see hills, small settlements and terraced farms. Upon your arrival in Pokhara, the beautiful lake city, you are rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas, including Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,156m), Machhapuchhre (6,993m), the five peaks of Annapurna and others. Check-in to the hotel and take a rest. You may also stroll in the streets of Pokhara and just enjoy being in one of the most beautiful cities of Nepal. Overnight in Pokhara.
After breakfast, drive to Nayapul which takes approximately one hour. Then start the first part of your hiking out to Tikhedunga via Birethanti this is a pretty easy flat hike as you pass through several small lively villages and settlements. After some time, you will ascend gently to the final destination Tikhedhunga. Overnight at Tikhedhunga.
After breakfast, ascend steeply for the first 2 hours and then ascend gently passing through Ulleri and Banthanti. This path gives breathtaking views of Machhapuchhare or Fish Tail (6997m.), Hiunchuli (6441m.), and the grand Annapurna (7219m) south on the way. Your trail now gets quite easy going as you pass through rhododendron and shadowy forests amidst the cackling of birds which gives you good feelings till you ascend gently up to the final camp. Overnight at Ghorepani.
In the early morning hike to Poon Hill (3210m.) to enjoy the sunrise view over Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m.), Tukuche Peak (6920m.), Nilgiri (6940m.), Varaha Shikhar (7847m.), Mt. Annapurna I (8091m.), Annapurna South (7219m.), Annapurna III (7855m.), Machhapuchhare (6993m.), Annapurna IV (7525m.), Annapurna II (7937m.), Lamjung Himal (6931m.) and other numerous snowcapped mountains then Hike back to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast at the Lodge and trek to Tadapani. Most part of the trail trek through rhododendron forest, the beautiful flower makes the jungle colorful in spring when they bloom. Overnight at Tadapani.
After breakfast starts your trek. It is easy trekking by descending gently all the way through rhododendron, oak and other kinds of dense forests. You will hear different kinds of birds chirping on the way. This is one of the popular destinations for bird lovers. Ghandruk is a big Gurung village. There is a handicraft center and Gurung Museum. From this village, you will see the views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Gangapurna (7455m.), Annapurna III (7755m.) and Fishtail. Overnight at Ghandruk.
After breakfast starts your trek. It is very easy trek by descending gently half of the way through the rice field and local villages to Syauli bazaar and walks flat part until Nayapul then drives from Nayapul to Pokhara. It takes around one hour to drive. Overnight in Pokhara.
After breakfast, drive back to Kathmandu from Pokhara. This will be a journey along the river banks with wonderful views of hills and the rural Nepalese lifestyle. After reaching Kathmandu, take a rest or do some souvenir shopping. To celebrate the successful completion of our journey, you will have a farewell dinner with cultural program in the evening. Overnight in Kathmandu.
After a few days of fun and excitement, the day to bid farewell has arrived. Our representatives will escort you to the Tribhuwan International Airport as per your flight time.
After the wonderful opportunity to organize this tour for you we wish you a safe and happy journey ahead.
We recently did the Ghorepani Poon hill trek with Luxury holiday Nepal Pvt.ltd and were 100% satisfied with the level of care and support they had provided. our guide Ram was very experienced and felt safe and well looked after. Trip to Ghorepani track was linking several villages as well as Annapurna Base Camp. In that place the lodges, meals, and dinner were so tasty with good smell, I loved it! we observed a giant hill and mountain with a snow-capped, colorful village and Rhododendron forest which can't be explained. we take a photograph of natural beauty and it is my hobby too. we cannot recommend them enough and will certainly be using them in the future.Published: Sunday, January 19, 2020
Last week I was in Nepal for short trekking. I requested Luxury Holidays Nepal to arrange the best short trekking in Nepal. They arranged a private Ghorepani Poonhill trek as per my request. The hotels were so nice and the meals were also very good. The guide was also so nice and kind too.
I was surprised with the great views of mountains and peaks of the Annapurna regional and Dhaulagiri region. I had the views of more than a dozen peaks in a single frame. The views were really so mesmerizing. I was so lucky that the sky and the weather was also so clear.
Luxury Holidays Nepal is really one complete and professional trekking agency who complete their promise. Their working style is really impressive. I would like to thanks luxury holidays Nepal for making my short vacation such a memorable. I definitely make my next trip with you.Published: Friday, December 20, 2019
We visited Poonhill in October of 2019. It was a wonderful & unforgettable experience. We were very happy with the services of LHN. The hospitality was amazing just like home. The Guide was so nice. He had assisted us very well during all the trekking. The porter was also very good. He helped and supported us in carrying our luggage and backpacks. They had managed our trip very beautifully and provide us comfortable accommodation throughout the trek. We enjoyed every moment of this trek. Thanks for this beautiful experience.Looking forward to doing many more trips with LHN!Published: Saturday, October 5, 2019
Hi, I am Harry from Asutralia. I personally would like to thank Luxury Holidays Nepal for providing me such an excellent Hotels and Guides. The trek to Ghorepani Poonhill trek was awesome. I could not stop myself to describe the beauty of this trek. You definitely will love the trek when you have supportive and motivating guides. The guide were able to explain and talk in English.Published: Sunday, August 25, 2019
Last week I had a family tour in Nepal via Luxury Holidays Nepal. We had a great time during our trip to Ghorepani and poonhill trek. It was prefect trip for my family. we enjoyed the thrilling scene and astonishing view of the trail made our tour. We enjoyed tricky and harsh road as well as able to explore the cultures of Nepal. The accommodation provided by luxury holidays Nepal was excellent. They did a great job. We have best wishes to Luxury Holidays Nepal.Published: Thursday, August 22, 2019
After trekking to Ghoorepani Poon Hill, I just can’t stay without reviewing it. Recently (few weeks back) I had joined the group of Luxury Holidays Nepal. Our group was of 8 persons. It was very nice to walk along with them. That journey is my lifetime memory with some of the most exciting moments. It was so much funny to talk with our guide and porters while walking or on rest. Our guide Mr. Akash Gurung was so dedicated and passionate to trekking and also nice English speaker. He gave us much more information about the Himalayan, and idea to survive in cold and high altitude. It is fair to say the route is remote but despite of that luxury holidays made our accommodation and meals so better. They arranged it very nice. I liked the way they organized the trip. They help when you need, they feel nice to share things and talk with everyone. So thank you Luxury holiday Nepal and its team for making my trip epic and elite. Your excellent effort and work dedication made my trip a very nice vacation. I am planning for another holiday in Nepal. So hope, we will meet soon.Published: Sunday, August 11, 2019
We had a trip of 10 days with our guide Shishir. Our guide was perfect and the trek was very amazing. Our guide was friendly and ready to answer our questions anytime. He took care of us a lot and also of our porters and make sure everyone is fine. Thank You so much!!
If you would book a trip to Nepal then Luxury Holidays Nepal is the best and have very professional teams for you assistance….Published: Friday, January 5, 2018
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 2016Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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 2016Published: Friday, April 8, 2016
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you Timber House Nepal in Kathmandu and Pokhara (Mount Kailash Resort or similar category) and standard Lodge during the trekking. Teahouse and lodge have rooms with just the basics, normally with a bed, blanket and pillows. Every lodge has a capacious dining room and lounge. We will provide you and your group with the lodge which is locally available every day. If you want the luxury accommodation of 5 stars in Kathmandu and Pokhara then contact us for cost detail.
Throughout the trip of Mountain Trekking, your luggage is carried and moved by the porters. You should carry a water bottle, sunscreen, camera, spare jacket, etc. Your main luggage will be your trekking bag and you can carry a small lockable bag that 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 a private vehicle for airport transferal and sightseeing and a 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 telephone and internet facilities in most of the places.
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 the availability of spots. Also, please send us your redemption code and voucher number through this link (Voucher Redemption).
You can get a visa at Kathmandu airport upon arrival. 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.
Tourist Visa Fee Details
Updated Tourist Visa Fees
15 Days (Multiple Entry)
30 Days (Multiple Entry)
90 Days (Multiple Entry)
Visa Extension (Within Valid Visa Period)
USD 3 per day
Visa Extension (With Multiple Entry)
Additional USD 25
Visa Extension (After Visa Expiration)
Late fee USD 5 per day
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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.com, www.kayak.com, www.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 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 [email protected]
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 during the trek.
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 that 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 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)
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and the Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact [email protected] to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.
If you like our service and you want to extend your trip, then we can further organize your trip to India, Bhutan and Tibet. And other trekking and activities of Nepal like Everest Trek, Annapurna Basecamp Trek, Langtang Trek, Manaslu Trek, Bunjee Jumping, Rafting, Peak Climbing, Tours, etc.
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.
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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.
Ghorepani Poonhill trek is 10 days trekking package ( INcluding arrival, Kathmandu sightseeing, transportation, and departure). Whereas, Poonhill trek is just 5 days of exclusive trekking.
To obtain the Ghorepani Poonhill trekking permit, it cost a total of Rs. 4000 per foreigner ( Rs. 3000 for regional permission and Rs. 1000 for Trekkers Information Management System- TIMS).
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek's starting point is Nayapul whereas the trip also ends at Nayapul too.
Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is easy level trekking. It has not such hard and tough things making arising difficulties. However, snowfalls or heavy rains make the trail a little slippery.
For trekking in Nepal, Spring and Autumn are the best seasons. As Ghorepani trekking short and low challenging, it can be done any time throughout the year, but the best time is autumn and spring while nature shows its special color during these times.
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