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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 8 Days

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is a perfect and suitable trek route for all age bunches. The towering mountains, the high slopes and the colossal scene it presents, drag numerous trekkers to this impeccable region. Other than the wild display of the Himalayan mountain like Mount Dhaulagiri (8167m), Annapurna I (8091m), Mount Machhepuchhre (6998m), Nilgiri (7041m), Annapurna South (7219m), Annapurna II (7939m), Annapurna III (7555m) and Tukuche (6920m), Poonhill Trek furnishes trekkers with the occasions to mix together with the nearby villagers and understanding their way of living.

The trek commences after a short drive from Pokhara, at Nayapul where you come across a suspension bridge over the Modi khola (River). A short hike along the bank of Modi Khola, leads to a small village called Birethanti and as you climb the winding stone-paved trail through villages and adjoining farmland, you get remarkable glimpses of gigantic Machhapuchree Mountain. This trek then goes to Ghorepani and ultimately to Poon hill, the center attraction of Ghorepani Poon Hill trek.

The major highlight of this trek is to see the sunrise from Poon Hill, 3210 m, an hour climb from Ghorepani, 2887 m. On this short expedition to Poon Hill, one can observe the entire mountain ranges of Annapurna Region, covered in red, orange and pink shades of the sun at the sunset and sunrise, making it a truly magnificent view.  The sense of joy that comes to you while you see these beautiful mountains right in front of you is inexpressible; you can just feel and enjoy it.

After the revitalizing and awe-inspiring view of sunset and sunrise from Poon Hill, you descend steeply through forests and then trail eases as you reach to Ghandruk (one of the favorite destination of internal tourists), a distinct village of Gurung ethnic group known for its traditional houses, great landscape and rich culture. This village is the popular tourist destinations that offers excellent close-up views of Annapurna South, Machhapuchare and Himchuli.

This short yet spectacular trek is sure to make you fall in love with the beautiful Mountains. The memory you carry with you about the amazing diversity of landscape and unique merger of ethnicity will make you want to see more. So, explore the unexplored, live through the magnificence of nature with the best trek experience.

Day 1
Day 01: Arrive at Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

On arrival to Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), you will met our airport representative who will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2
Day 02: Bus drive from Kathmandu -Pokhara (820m). 6-7 hours.

Early morning, we drive to Pokhara enjoying the green landscape and villages along the highway. Driving alongside rivers and streams, we arrive in the City of Lakes, Pokhara. Enjoy the beauty of Lakeside, Pokhara. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Day 03: Pokhara- Nayapul - Ulleri 1960m. 5-6 hours

After an hour quick drive to Nayapul we start the trek as we cross the suspension bridge over Modi Khola and climb up on steep stone stairs towards Ulleri. In Ulleri, we will get a beautiful view of Annapurna south (7219m), Hiunchuli (6441m), and other peaks. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 4
Day 04: Ulleri - Ghorepani (2874m). 4-5 hours

Leaving Ulleri we walk through the rhododendron forest on carefully placed stone steps to reach Ulleri. Later, we pass through the villages of Banthanti and Nangge Thanti situated on the bank of Bhurungdi Khola. Continuing our trek alongside Bhurungdi Khola whilst enjoying the view of the Annapurna massif, we arrive in the Gurung village of Ghorepani. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 5
Day 05 : Ghorepani- Poon Hill- Tadapani (2630m). 6-7 hours

Before sunrise we hike up to Poon Hill to experience the majestic sunrise and its enchanting effects on the mountains including Annapurna and Dhaulagiri massifs, Machhapuchhre (6993m), and Patal Hiunchuli (6441m) among others. Afterward, we hike back to Ghorepani and head on to Tadapani via Deurali Pass (3090m). Tadapani also hosts a mind-blowing view of Annapurna South (7219m) and Machhapuchhre (6993m) and many other mountains and valleys. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 6
Day 06: Tadapani - Kyumi - Pokhara. 6-7 hours

We walk through lush rhododendron forest to reach to Ghandruk. After lunch in Ghandruk we descend on the stone staircases to Kyumi to take bus to Pokhara.

In the evening, you can hang around the pubs and restaurants of Pokhara. Overnight at guesthouse.

Day 7
Day 07: Bus drive back to Kathmandu. 7-8 hours.

We bid goodbye to the lake city and head back to Kathmandu on our private van. Enjoying the cool breeze and the green landscape, we arrive in the bustling Kathmandu city. You will be dropped at your hotel. Feel free to stroll and get a good taste of the capital city. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8
Day 08: Transfer to Airport for your onward Journey. Farewell!

Our representative will drop you at the airport before the scheduled time of your flight.

Cost Includes(s)

  • Airport / Hotel / Airport pick up & drop by private car / van / bus.
  • Standard accommodation Kathmandu breakfast included.
  • Guided city tour in Kathmandu by car / van / bus.
  • All your standard Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trek.
  • Best available Lodges, Guesthouses accommodation during the trek (mainly in twin sharing).
  • A local government licensed English speaking Guide during the trek.
  • The required number of staff and Porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment, medicine and transportation for all trekking/tour staff.
  • ACAP permit.
  • TIMS permit (Trekker’s Information Managment System)
  • Down Jacket, sleeping bag and duffel/kit bag by Base Camp Adventure (which needs to be returned after the trek.)
  • First aid medical kits.
  • Surface transfer from and to Kathmandu.

Cost Exclude(s)

  • Lunch and dinner whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Your travel insurance (compulsory).
  • International airfare and airport departure tax.
  • Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks, laundry.
  • Personal trekking Equipments.
  • Tips for trekking staff.
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on Price Includes section.
Trip Reviews
5 stars
- based on 5 reviews
  1. We did the 5 day Poon Hill Trek. This was the first trek I have ever done and everything about it was perfect! Basecamp organise everything from transport, hotels and food which made it super easy. The trek itself was very easy going - quite a few stairs to climb but nothing to crazy. And our wonderful guide Jwala was super supportive and told us to take it as slowly as we liked!! (Vistari, Vistari!!!) I would highly recommend Jwala to anyone! ... He was absolutely fantastic. He was extremely patient, funny, kind and taught us so much about the mountains and Nepali culture. At one point my knee started acting up and he insisted carrying my bag for me untill I was feeling better, he really made the trek wonderful. We stayed up every night playing cards and chatting which was also great. Definitely request him if you go on any of the treks, he is now a life friend of ours. The scenery itself is also the most beautiful thing I've seen! You go past rivers, jungle, forest, terraces, villages, mule (mountain trucks haha) and beautiful Himalayan scenes. Don't pass this trek up! :)
  2. While it took us some time to write this review (we visited Nepal in December 2013), we are still in awe of Shree's genuine friendliness and his impeccable service which is second to none. We stumbled upon Base Camp Adventure after talking to some other providers for a last minute request for organizing a trek to the Gorepani Hills. Shree welcomed us to into his office at 21:00 and it took us less than an hour to discuss and plan the whole thing and seal the deal at an exceptional price. Shree chose a great guide (Prakash) and provided for a perfectly organized yet flexible four day trek in the spectacular Gorepani hills including transport to Pokhara (while we usually enjoy taking public transport, it is simply more comfortable and more flexible to go for private transport if your budget allows it). On the way back to Kathmandu, Shree also arranged for a friend of his to drive us back in his Jeep after our flight got cancelled at the last minute. The epitome of great customer service however was his offer to give us a ride to the airport on the last night because he was going to collect a group of tourists from Canada. I'm sure you will read many company reviews and be torn by which one to take but it really is this simple - if you are looking for an honest, experienced, friendly and value for money company to explore the Himalayas with - choose Base Camp Adventure, you will not be disappointed! We are already planning to contact Shree for our 2014 trip to Tibet.
  3. After looking around Thamel for trekking guides and getting a couple of quotes, Base Camp Adventures was our third quote and best. Shree was able to plan a custom trip within the time frame and budget we wanted. Everything on the trek ran just perfectly. All of the meals and accommodation were sorted and all we had to do was walk and enjoy this amazing part of Nepal. Our trek travelled through Ghandruk, Tadapani, Ghorepani and Poon Hill and finally Tatopani and the hot springs! Prakash, our guide, was awesome, always making sure we were OK, giving us information about everything from the mountains to buffalo and generally making us feel like one big family. I couldn't have asked for a better trek. Thanks for all the wonderful memories!
  4. Took up city and trekking package with bAse camp. They do take care of their guests well. The city hotel and the lodging during trekking were very good. Our first day city tour guide Ramesh (DK'coussin)was very knowledgeable and was flooding us with information and we really appreciate his offer of information cos the subsequent city guide we got was total opposite ( we had to poke him for information and he wasn't too sure or keen, I am not so sure) Trekking was fun just wished we had trekked longer ( we took up the trek to Poon hill) and spend more time chilling up there instead of trekking such long hours. We enjoying taking tons of photos, stopping for tea breaks and also chatting away. Love the village of our last day up in the mountain but at last too little time. We sweat a lot a lot and we walked more like old folks than the foggies themselves.. Our kneel/ thigh/ ankle/calves were screamin on the 3/4th day. On the whole, we enjoyed this trip a lot and will be back for a longer trek! One of my top 3 trips ! Our crew was fantastic with guide Prakash, porters Rohit and DK. Prakash is very patient and knowledgeable andfun to chat during the Trek. There were superb. Thumbs up. They took really good care of us and we totally enjoyed the fun chat with them. Some side entertainment was also provided as Rohit is an excellent dancer/ photographer as well. DK, our serious looking porter who turned smiley at the end of the trip :) Great and unforgettable experience! Note: our van broke down otw to Pokhara and we were hot and fuming for 2 Hours while waiting for repair. And that's abt the only bad thing :/
  5. Namaste everyone! I made 2 treks last june (one in the Langtang, the Gosaikunda trek and the other one in the Annapurna region the Ghorepani- Poon hill trek) and visited the Chitwan national park with Base Camp adventure and I really don't regret it. Shree, the tour operator organized everything as I wished and was full of good advices as I never went on a trek before and made everything very easy for me. And the guide, Raj, was also really nice, patient as I was never on a trek before, and made me feel very comfortable. I had only to enjoy the wonderful sceneries! I can only warmly recommand this agency very serious and professionnal! Dorothée

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