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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek-8 days Hike to Poon Hill Trek cost/departure dates 2023/24

8-day Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is relatively short and easy hike to Poon Hill, the best vantage point in Annapurna.The best short trek on earth is to enjoy spectacular Himalayan panorama view with the Sunrise from Ghorepani and Poon Hill. A perfect trek in Nepal, Ghorepani Trek is recommended for beginners and advance hikers such as family with children to seniors and young.This is also a good alternative to Lantang and Everest trek. Also, known as Annapurna Sunrise Trek, Poon Hill is a must do to trek in Nepal. For booking inquiry regarding customize private and group, 8 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek cost and departure dates for 2023.2024, please email us at [email protected] and call or leave message on WhatsApp at +977 9851023742.

Trek Facts

Trek Name: Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking

Trek Duration: 8 Days

Trek Difficulty: Medium

Trek Season: Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec/Mar/April/May

Trek Altitude: 850m-3210m

Trek Cost: USD 570-USD 850

Group Size: 1 - 12 people

Trek Package: Private/Group Trek

Mode of Transfer: Bus/Car/Flight

Start/End of Trek: Kathmandu / Pokhara

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A beautiful, 8 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek begins from Nayapul after a short drive from Pokhara. You will then trek up and down green hills walk along the scattered villages, stream, waterfalls and jungles.If you have a dream of trekking in Nepal, Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 8 days is a good trek. Ghorepani is home to Gurung and Magar who serve in bravery Gurkha regiment. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek through dense rhododendron forests full of different species of birds and deep sub-tropical valleys.The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Nepal offers the best view of Annapurna,Fishtail, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and other mountain peaks. 

Poon Hill and Ghorepani is a paradise for nature and culture lovers.So, you will get a beautiful experience of nature, culture and the Himalayas. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a classic treks in Annapurna. A moderate level of fitness is required to trek in Ghorepani Poon Hill at height of 3,210 m. No any risk of altitude sickness, Poon Hill Trek is for families with children, solo male and female trekkers to senior trekkers. 

If you are in excellent health with an average physical fitness, a positive attitude, self confidence and strong determination is helpful for 8-day Ghorepani Poon Hill trek round. Regular exercise like morning jogging prior to trip is a good idea to enhance your strength and stability. Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is highly recommended short trek if you are short on time for longer treks in Nepal.

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 [email protected] 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 01: Arrive to Kathmandu
You arrive in Kathmandu airport and pick up you then transfer to hotel. Overnight at hotel on BB (Bed, Breakfast) basis.
Day 02: Kathmandu to Pokhara
Drive to Pokhara by tourist bus park, nearly 5/6 hours driving and view a beautiful scenic landscape and natural view. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.
Day 03: Trek to Tikhedhunga
After breakfast, we drive one hour to Nayapul by private Car / Van, we then start our trek to Tikhedhunga. After 15 minutes short walk along the bank of the Modi Khola, we will be at Birethanti (1050m) a large village. There are many shops & teahouses. Then the trail continues along the north bank of Bhurungdi Khola through the village. 
This is short and easy day. We walk nearly three and half to four hours on steadily up trail. First it comes Hille (1495m), after 30 minutes short climb up hill, we come to Tikhedhunga(1520), the final point. Overnight at Guest House on full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) basis.
Day 04: Trek to Ghorepani
First part of the trek goes steep uphill all the way to Ulleri (2070m), a large Magar village. Then the trail continues to ascend more gently to Banthanti (2250m). The trails goes uphill through rain forests,oaks and rhododendron to Nangethanti (2460m). After an hour walk, we come to our day’s final destination, Ghorepani(2800). Overnight at Guest House.
Day 05: Hiking to Poonhill back to Ghorepani, and trek to Tadapani.
Early in the morning, We go for hiking to Poon Hill for superbing view of sunrise, and panoramic view of Himalayas including Mt. Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and many more. After visiting Poonhill, we come down to Ghorepani, have a hot breakfast, and continue walking to Tadapani. The first part of trek goes steep up hill, then all the way steep down hill to banthati. Then for short time nepali flat through rhododendron forests, and again goes steep down hill to stream and goes steep uphill for about one hours, it comes Tadapani. Overnight at Guest House.
Day 06: Trek to Ghandruk
The day starts with short easy down hill upto Bhaisi Kharka(Buffalo hut). Then it goes steep and gently down hill equally to Ghandruk (2000m), probably the most beautifully develop and largest Gurung village of Nepal. The village are able to become one of the most popular destinations today among thousands of tourists. Gurung Museum, small Monastery middle in the village, village walking (with Rakshi (Lokal wine) and Sukuti(Dry meat), close view Of Annapurna south and fishtail (Machhapuchhre).Overnight at Guest House).
Day 07: Trek down to Birethanti/Nayapul/Pokhara.
The trail goes all the way down hill to Syauli Bazar, and comes Nepali Flat all the way to Nayapul. Then drive back to Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu
Drive/fly back to Kathmandu by car / van. Overnight at hotel on BB basis.
Day 09: Kathmandu Airport
Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. Farewell!

Cost Included:

  • Tourist Bus transfer- Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Twin sharing tea house accommodation during 8 days Poonhill 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 goverment taxes and company service charge.

Cost Not Included:

  • 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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