Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Trip Highlights

  • Entry-Easy level trek in the majestic Himalaya Annapurna's foothill
  • Meet friendly people in the countryside 
  • Makes a terrific gift to the adventure-seeking person in life, Poonhill, the best vantage point in Annapurna region 
  • Insights of Nepali culture and traditions, flora and fauna, lush rhododendron, cascading waterfalls and core wilderness 
  • The astonishing beauty of Annapurna Himalayan range
  • Sightseeing of World Heritage sites in Kathmandu ( Pashupatinath, Bouddhanath, Swyombhunath and Patan Durbar Square) 
  • Be blessed with natural  wonders of Pokhara

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of the most classical trekking trails in Annapurna region. It is just known as the best short trekking in Nepal. This a week trek through the foothills of the Annapurna brings you breathtaking views of the Massif Himalayas, culminating in the show-stopping viewpoint from atop Poon Hill. On the way, you will enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery, charming Gurung villages, cozy family-run teahouse stays and encounters with the warm, welcoming people.

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.

You will begin Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Kathmandu full day sightseeing visiting UNESCO World Heritage Sites include Swyombhunath, Bouddhanath, Pashupatinath and Patan Durbar Square. You will have an astounding insight into Nepali culture, religion, history and civilization during this day. Then, you will drive to Pokhara and further drive to Nayapool to begin hiking. You will hike via picturesque landscapes, settlements, and lush forest. Your accent to Poon Hill early in the morning from Ghorepani offers you magnificent Annapurna range and some part of Dhaulagiri. Then, you will pass via Tadapani, Ghandruk and finally come back to Pokhara via Nayapool. 

Trekking via Annapurna Conservation Area, the largest conservation area in the world, and experiencing diverse species of flora and fauna will be magnificent during our Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek. 

Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking also can be upgraded to luxury trekking since luxury trekking has become the buzzword among the 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.

Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is rated as easy to moderate, accommodating trekkers of various experience levels. Poonhill trek begins and ends in Pokhara. Pokhara is Nepal’s second-largest city and one of the loveliest in Asia. The serene Pokhara city and the cool and peaceful lakeside refreshes us fully. So, Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking is considered as one of the finest Nepal Trek Packages luring thousands of trekkers every year.

If you want other options of Ghorepani-Poonhill Trek, you can also go with Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Jungle Safari, Rafting and 5 star accommodation in citiesGhorepani Poonhill Trek with Jungle Safari, Rafting and Yoga, Luxury Ghorepani Poonhill Trek with Jungle Safari and Ghorepani Poonhill Sunrise trek with Chitwan Jungle Safari. 

Luxury Holidays Nepal professional and experienced team always work round the clock to make your every type of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek a memorable. 

Trip Facts

  • Trip CodeLHN01
  • Duration10 Days
  • Pricefrom US$599 / person
  • GradeModerate
  • DestinationNepal
  • Min Pax2-15 pax
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Outline Itinerary

Day 1 Arrival in Tribhuwan International Airport, Kathmandu and Pre-trip meeting.

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.

  • Accommodation: Hotel Mulberry
  • Max. Altitude: 1300 m/4265 ft

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What's Included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private luxury 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 standard lodges houses during the treks in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Luxurious tourist bus transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and by private vehicle Pokhara to the trek starting point and ending point to Pokhara.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits and TIMS permit
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide and necessary porters.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, T-shirt, duffle bags, city and trekking routes maps - if necessary.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

What's Excluded

Trip Map

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek Trip Map

Cost included

  • Pick up from and drop off at the hotel and the airport on a private luxury 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 standard lodges houses during the treks in twin sharing bed and breakfast basis.
  • Luxurious tourist bus transportation from Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu and by private vehicle Pokhara to the trek starting point and ending point to Pokhara.
  • All necessary paper works, Conservation entry permits and TIMS permit
  • An experienced, helpful and friendly Guide and necessary porters.
  • Salary, Food, Drinks, Accommodation, Transportation and Insurance for the Guide and Porter.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu in a typical Nepali restaurant with a cultural dance performance in the evening.
  • Luxury Holidays Nepal's sleeping bag, T-shirt, duffle bags, city and trekking routes maps - if necessary.
  • All government taxes and official expenses.

Cost Exclude

Departure Detail

Start Date End Date Cost Status Booking
18 December, 2019 27 December, 2019 Us $599 Available

Read Reviews

Rated 5 based on 6 reviews

Ghorepani Poonhill - beauty and trekking

Ghorepani Poonhill - beauty and trekking

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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.

, Australia

Stunning Trek to Ghorepani - Poomhill

Stunning Trek to Ghorepani - Poomhill

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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.

, South Africa

Majestic Viewpoint

Majestic Viewpoint

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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.

, Poland

Beautiful Trial to Poonhill

Beautiful Trial to Poonhill

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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….

, Sweden

"Adventure Holiday"

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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

, Australia

“Poon Hill trek and an amazing holiday”

“Poon Hill trek and an amazing holiday”

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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

, Australia

Accommodation: 
Luxury Holidays Nepal provides you 4 stars hotels in Kathmandu and Pokhara and standard Lodge during the trekking. Teahouse and lodge have the 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 at 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. 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 a 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 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 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 booking@luxuryholidaynepal.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 during 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.

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)

Mount Everest:
If you want to see a close view of Mt. Everest and Himalayan peaks, we can arrange mountain flights. You can contact booking@luxuryholidaynepal.com to book. To know more about Mount Everest Scenic Flight by plane, please click here and Everest Scenic Flight by Helicopter click here.

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.

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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.

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