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Poon Hill Trek 5 days, Ghorepani Trek Nepal

Nepal Poon Hill Trek 5 days cater an opportunity to stay in beautiful villages of Ghorepani, Tadapani, Ghandruk with an early morning hike to Poon Hill. The trek is designed to enjoy an incredible and mysterious mountain view with the Sunrise. A very beautiful trek in Annapurna, Poon Hill Trek is great for families with children to seniors and also if you have a short break from your work. It is also an ideal trek route to explore major attractions of Annapurna with a real trekking experience. The outstanding view of Annapurna, Fishtail and Dhaulagiri and the teahouses run by friendly local are some attraction of the trek. Autumn from September to December and Spring from March to January are good time trekking to Poon Hill for a crystal clear views. Poon Hill is also the best short trek destinations in the world, so close to Pokhara. The 5-day trek to Poon Hill ends in Pokhara after trekking around Ghorepani and Ghandruk with the best nature and culture of Annapurna. Please email us at missionecotreknepal@gmail.com and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742 for 5 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary, price and dates for 2024, 2025.

Trek Details

Trek Name:  Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Trek Duration: 5 Days

Trek Difficulty: Easy/Medium

Trek Seasons: Aug to Dec, Jan to Jun

Trek Altitude: 3200 m

Trek Cost: USD 250- USD 610

Group Size: 01 - 12 people

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus /Car /  Flight

Start/End of Trip: Kathmandu /Pokhara

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 5 days is Nepal's best trek around Annapurna foothills including Ghorepani and Ghandruk village.

  • Nepal Poon Hill Trek
  • 5 Days Itinerary
  • Cost Details
  • Essential Trek Info
  • FAQs

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in one of the most popular and easiest treks in Annapurna region. The trek is suitable for every age group hikers. You require only a moderate level of fitness to do Poon Hill Trek.The max elevation is at 3,210 meters, and the risk of altitude sickness is minimum. The distance is around 51 km (32 mi) and Ghorepani Trek can be done all year round. Apart from the breathtaking sunrise view from Poon Hill, you will pass by delightful villages, rivers, waterfalls, rice terraces and rhododendron forests and will be able to particularly admire the spectacular mountain scenery.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Package
We offer budget, standard and full fledged package to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.Please write us email to know about these package price and what is inclusion in the cost. We come to see you soon by mail with all details price of budget, standard and full fledged trip. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Package price ranges from USD 350 to USD 950. 

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with guide
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with guide is much easier, more secure and enjoyable.The trail is well marked for most of the trek, but there are parts where it’s not clear which way to go.Guides aren’t expensive in Nepal that US$ 30 a day).They provide you with some company and their expertise will help you. Moreover, if something should happen, you will have someone to help you.

Accommodation and food on the trek
Most of the guest houses, hotels and tea houses in this area are very basic and provide minimum comfort.The bathrooms are communal with no toilet paper and in some of the hotels hot water is limited.Restaurants and hotels serve mostly vegetarian meals, the most popular dish is Dal Bhat (steamed rice and lentil soup that is generally served with vegetables), but you can also find dishes with beef or chicken.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Permit
All trekkers in Nepal must acquire the Trekkers’ Information Management Systems (TIMS) Card. The TIMS Card is mandatory to ensure the safety and security of trekkers in the general trekking areas. In addition to the TIMS Card, you also need a to get a ACAP permit to do the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.A copy of your passport and two passport-size photographs are required to obtain a TIMS Card and ACAP permit.

Private and Group Trek
We organize group and private trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. The bigger your group, the more discount you can get. We handle all group sizes and assign one assistant guide for a group of 12 or more trekkers. Each group will lead by a guide and porters.We assign one porter for every two trekkers. The luggage weight limit is 9 kg per trekker. Hence, a porter will not carry more than 18 kg of combined weight.

Communication on Poon Hill Trek
During the Poon Hill Trek, you can use the internet at lodges/tea houses for an extra cost. However, at high altitudes, we will communicate using the phone. Depending on the kind of network you use, you might get signals at trekking regions, but they might not be strong enough. If you wish, you can buy a local sim card in Kathmandu

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Difficulty and Preparation
Poonhill is an easy grade trek. You need to walk generally 4 to 5 hrs a day, taking regular breaks enjoying stunning mountain views. Ghorepani trek trail ascend and descend fairly. So you need to have an average physical fitness and strong determination. Some days may require longer waking hours.Participants with pre-existing medical conditions such as heart, lung, and blood disease should inform us before booking the trek.

Last Minute Booking Trip
For those unable to book a trip in advance, We do accept a last-minute booking. To take advantage of this facility, you need to pay 100% of the trip cost 24 hours before the trip departures. We do our best to operate a trek at any time, but in case of last-minute booking, we can not be responsible for delays due to circumstances beyond our control such as bad weather or the unavailability of lodging. Contact us at 977-9851023742 (Jitendra) or email us at missionecotreknepal@gmail.com for more information. 

Drive by bus and car or flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara
The distance from Kathmandu to Pokhara is just 210 Km (130 mi), so the bus travel time is around 6 to 7 hours.The hilly road from Kathmandu to Pokhara is quite dangerous with many curves and old trucks overtaking buses and cars at high altitude.On the top of it, the buses are old and can break down at any time and make your travel time even longer.If you can, you should definitely take a 45 min flight. Even though it’s more expensive than the bus, you will be safer and save your precious time.

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 Ghandruk (1940m)
Enjoy the view and breakfast, and then downhill trek of 8km 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.  Lunch and explore the nice village of Ghandruk in the afternoon.  Ghandruk also offer a great view of Annapurna South, Mt Fishtail and Hiunchuli.
Day 5: Ghandruk to Pokhara (1880m)
Breakfast, and continue downhill trek of 14km to Nayapul on steep narrow trails through rice paddies field and a hotter climate for 5/6 hours and drive back to Pokhara from there.

Cost Included:

  • Twin sharing tea house accommodation during 5 days Nepal Poon hill 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.

Best Season for trekking Ghorepani Poon Hill
The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek can be done all year round, however it’s easier when there isn’t rain or snow on the trails.So, the best time to do the Poon Hill trek is from March to June and September to December. In these months, the weather is clearer and the temperature moderate, when only the morning and evenings are a bit chilly, leaving the days perfectly clear for splendid views of the mountains.

Equipment for Poon Hill Trek
In case that you’re travelling just with a carry-on suitcase or backpacking in Southeast Asia, you don’t need to worry about the clothes you need to bring for the trek because you can rent everything you need in Kathmandu and Pokhara. And the prices are really good.But you must bring:

Head
Sun hat or scarf
Warm fleece hat
Sunglasses with UV protection
Feet
Thin, lightweight inner socks
Thick, warm woolen hiking socks
Hiking boots with spare laces
Camp shoes (sneakers and/or sandals)
Gaiters for hiking in winter
Hands
Lightweight gloves
Lower Body
Under Garments
Hiking shorts
Lightweight cotton long pants
Fleece or wool pants (seasonal)
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell pants
Upper Body
T-shirts
Light weight thermal tops
Fleece jackets or pullovers
Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jackets
Accessories
Sleeping bag rated to zero degrees F
Headlamp with spare batteries
Trekking Bags/Duffel bag
Basic First Aid Kit
Large plastic bags – for keeping Items dry inside the trekking bags
Trekking Poles
Water bottles
Toiletries
Toiletries
Tooth brush/paste
Multipurpose soap
Nail cutter
Small mirror
Personal Hygiene:
Wet wipes
Tissue /toilet roll
Anti-bacterial hands wash

Altitude Sickness
The Ghorepani Poon hill trek has a very low chance of altitude sickness. The highest point is Poon Hill at 3250 meters high. Here you might experience some mild symptoms like being tired and more easily out of breath. However, as you will descend to lower altitudes on the same day this should not pose a problem. 

Passport and Visa
All foreigners except Indian nationals need a visa to enter Nepal. You can get an on-arrival visa at Tribhuvan International Airport or Nepal border regional offices. For a visa application, you need a passport valid for at least six months, a passport size photo, and visa application fees.The current visa cost for 30 days is US$50 which you have to pay in USD cash. Children under the age of 10 will get a free visa. Chinese citizens and citizens of SAARC countries:Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka get a free visa.The citizen of Nigeria, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Cameroon, Somalia, Liberia, Ethiopia, Iraq, Palestine, and Afghanistan will not get visa on arrival in Nepal.

Tipping in Nepal
Nepali culture accepts tipping and views it as proof of good service. However, tipping is at the traveler’s discretion and should reflect the quality of service provided.We advise you to tip at the end of the trek. 

Trip Extension
After completion of Poon Hill Trek, if you have extra days, we can arrange sightseeing tours around Kathmandu. Also cater your 2 nights 3 days Chitwan Jungle Safari tour, paragliding, rafting, canyoning, Everest Mountain Flight, Heli tour to ABC, EBC and Langtang.

Money Matter
Nepali Rupees (NPR/Rs) is the local currency and 1 USD =Rs 120 NPR.You can exchange most foreign currencies in banks and other financial institutions or money exchanges in Kathmandu or Pokhara. Money exchanges display exchange rates visibly for the public.

Please note that only Indian Rupee Notes (INR) of 100 and 2000 denominations are legal in Nepal. We recommend you to bring cash and exchange them for Nepali Rupees at money exchanges instead of traveler's Cheque are not accepted now in Nepal.You can also withdraw cash in Nepalese Rupees using your credit/debit card from ATMs in Kathmandu or Pokhara. You can withdraw up to Rs. 35,000 for a fee of Rs 500. Most banks in Asia do not accept old, torn and faded foreign currency notes so bring clean new notes.

Travel Insurance 
Travel insurance is compulsory for Poon Hill Trek. Though this is an easy trek with low risk of AMS. However, this mountain journey is not a normal visit due to the possibility of unforeseen or unexpected events such as injury, illness, flood, landslide and sudden climate changes.All trekkers must provide a copy of their comprehensive travel insurance policy certificate. The policy must cover medical and emergency repatriation - including helicopter rescue and evacuation expenses at high altitudes. We kindly request you to send your detailed insurance policy copy before trekking departures. In case of emergencies, we will use the documents you sent us for rescue. It will help us arrange a quick and effective rescue operation, transfer for emergency medical help, etc. Please make sure with the insurance company that they cover helicopter evacuation at high altitude trek along with medical costs. 

Expenses of Personal Nature
Our package does not include meals and accommodation costs in Kathmandu and Pokhara. Moreover, all our valuable clients need to bring personal spending money to cover visa fee, travel insurance policy purchase, beverages, snacks for the trek, hot (tea/coffee) and cold drinks, tips to guide and porter, souvenirs and so on. We recommend you to bring cash in major currencies which you can easily exchange for rupees in Nepal. Poon Hill Trek accept only Nepalese currency.

Water and Electricity
Electricity is available for camera and mobile battery recharge at an extra cost. You can buy either packed mineral water from local lodges and en route shop or fill your water bottle with boiled water at an extra cost. If you require, we can provide you with water purification pills. You shouldn't drink water from rivers, taps and wells in trek as the water might not be drinkable.

Solo Travelers-Single travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and single travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Minimum Age-You must be 18 to travel unaccompanied on a our tour. For minors travelling with a guardian over 21 years old, the minimum age is 12.

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