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Ghorepani Poonhill Trek - 10 Days

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Poonhill Trekking

Fact of the Trip:

Region: Annapurna Region Nepal

Activities: Trekking, Hiking, Cultural Observation

Accommodation: Lodge, Camping, Resort Hotels

Access: Pokhara to Nayapul and back

Transportation: Local or Tourist Bus, Car, Jeep, Van, Haice, Shuttle bus, Flight

Best Season: Autumn and Spring

Maximum Height: 3210m

Duration: 10 days

Cost: USD 740

Grade: Easy

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Highlights

  • Inaugurate from joyous hike on uneven trails.
  • Turn your pious hope to veracity.
  • Hiking trails are completely bejeweled of greenery.
  • 1310 m impels you up to 3210 m of the high elevation. 
  •  Firsthand sun rise vistas from the lap of mountains.
  • Snow clad highest mountains that is overriding the blue sky.
  • Possibly the grandeur trek of Annapurna region.

Ghorepani Poonhill trekking requires only 10 days of short yet effortless trails in Nepal, where you have to follow the route comprises of Annapurna region. Many experts termed the trek as paradise for nature lovers, as Ghorepani trek involves passing from Nayapul to reach at Annapurna region to get a glimpse of various mountain ranges of Annapurna region, picturesque villages and unique inhabitant area for local people.

Details on the Trek

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek requires individuals to go for a hike in the upward direction by starting from an altitude to the Poonhill destination available at about 3210 meters. Trip to the hill lets you to get mesmerizing view of sunrise above famous Annapurna mountain peaks. Reason for this is that with sunrise takes place above the vistas of Annapurna, it shows conversion to shiny golden color, as similar to blushing at the touch of sunrays.

After this, you will find unique features in the downward trekking of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. In any appropriate season, here the forests create a pattern of red and white blossoms i.e. rhododendron flowers. Because of this, many people also refer this trekking trail as trip via condensed Rhododendron forests.

Besides nature lovers, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek gives tons of excitements to adventure lovers visiting Nepal. This is because; other than the opportunity to view outer phenomenon associated with the trek, individuals will also have the chance of staring at sky-high peaks of more than 8000 meters.

During the entire trekking trail, you will be able to pass through large numbers of mountains named Mount Dhaulagiri at the height of 8167 meters, along with other snowy mountains of Himchuli, Machhapuchre, Tukuche Peak, Himal, Lamjung, Nilgiri and varieties of other green mountains and hills to enhance the beauty with adventurous trek and tour in Nepal.

Therefore, Ghorepani Poon Hill trek involves both spending good time in the lap of the Mother Nature and challenging experience, which an individual trekker should never miss out.

Day 01: Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) Kathmandu. Welcome with bunch of flower assistance at the Airport and meet with our staff (One of our company staff will be waiting you at the Airport with display your name ".........." and pick up by our private vehicle and than 20 minutes drive to the Hotel. After few minutes rest in hotel, Visit in our office and have hot/cold drinks (Tea/Coffee) waiting to serve and have join together, One of our staff will brief you regarding the trip and introduction with your guide. O/N at hotel.

Day 02: Full day guided sightseeing in Pashupatinath, Boudhanath and Patan Durbar Square. (B)

Day 03: 7 hrs drive by tourist bus or 30 minutes flight to Pokhara and check in hotel rest of the time boating in Phewa Lake. (B)

Day 04: After breakfast in the hotel drive an hour to Nayapul and commence trek. It will take some 4/5 hrs to reach Tikhedhunga 1577m.The trail slightly ascends this day following the river most of the time. (B, L, D)

Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani (2853m). This is little longer day and need to walk up for the first couple of hours steep. Banthanti is the place for the Lunch and then gradually up in the forest of the Rhododendron. (B, L, D)

Day 06: In the early morning ascent to Poonhill (3210m) - 45 minutes for the beautiful sun rise and majestic views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri range. After breakfast proceed to Tadapani (2652m) - 6 hours. (B, L, D)

Day 07: Tadapani - Ghandruk (1963m) - 2½ hours and visit ACAP Head quarter, Gurung Culture museum. (B, L, D)

Day 08: Trek to Nayapul 5 hrs and and then 1 hr drive back to Pokhara (B, L)

Day 09: Pokhara to Kathmandu (7 hours by Drive by tourist bus or 30 minutes by flight) (B)

Day 10: Final departure to your country home. (B)

Cost Includes:

  • Airport pick up and drop off by our private vehicle
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara hotel room with Breakfast (B) basis
  • Trekkers Information Management System (TIMS) fees
  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) entry permit fees
  • All accommodation and 3 meals a day during the trek
  • English speaking license holder trekking Guide and each 2 persons 1 Porter
  • Fluent English speaking license holder sightseeing tour guide and his fee
  • Sightseeing entrance fee
  • All land transfer as per above itinerary

 Cost excludes:

  • Nepal entry visa fee US$ 25 (duration 15 days from date of issue) you may easily issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport Kathmandu. (it will be ready within few minutes) You will require each 2 passport size photos.
  • Kathmandu/Pokhara Hotel Lunch and Dinner (L, D)
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara or Pokhara-Kathmandu Domestic Airfare per person US$ 109 only (If you required)
  • Travel Insurance and medical evacuation in case of emergency
  •  Personal Spending money and all kind of drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks) bar bill, Int'l Telephone bill, laundry etc. Tips for guide, porter and driver. (Tipping is expected).

Where is Nepal?

Nepal, a sovereign Independent Kingdom, lies between 80 degree 12' east longitude and 26 degree 22' and 30 degree 27' north latitude. It is bounded on the north by the Tibet Autonomous Region of the People's Republic of China; on the east by Sikkim and West Bengal of the Indian Union on the south by Indian States of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh and on the west by Uttar Pradesh of Indian Union. The length of the Kingdom is 885 kilometers east-west and its breath varies from 145 to 241 kilometers north-south. Climatically, it lies in the temperate zone with the added advantage of altitude.

Why is Nepal such a fascinating country for many people?

The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is a land of scenic mountains, time-worn temples and some of the best walking trails on Earth. It's a small country, but it's rich in scenic splendor and exotic cultures. The people of Nepal are as diverse as their country and represent distinct cultures and races.

Though they speak a variety of tongues and practice different religions, they are the friendliest people that you would ever meet. The kingdom has long exerted a pull on the Western imagination and it's a difficult place to dislodge from your memory once you return. So, wait until you're actually here in Nepal.

As a traveler, there is endless number of surprises Nepal has to offer you. Kathmandu Valley with its thousands of Hindu temples, Buddhist stupas, stunning architecture and rich pageantry can be quite beyond words. If you are careful enough not to get entangled in the superficial facade of a flatly"modernizing" capital city, Kathmandu probably offers you as exotic and urban experience as you can get.

Beyond Kathmandu, it’s another world altogether. Most travelers to Nepal want to check out the truly spectacular Himalayas along with the higher hills. A few go there to scale the high mountains, but many are nature lovers who trek along landscapes filled with deep valleys, lush forests, snow trails, terraced fields, and above all, the most hospitable people.

Travelers to Nepal also love making a safari trip to one of the National Parks in Nepal. The most popular one is the Chitwan National Park in the southern plains which hosts a diverse wildlife reserves including the rare Asian one-horn rhino.

Do I need a visa to travel to Nepal?

All foreign nationals, except Indian Citizens, need visas to enter Nepal.

What do I need to get my visa? 

You need a valid passport, two passport size photos and US$ in cash.

Where do I apply to get my visa?

The best way to apply for visa is from the Nepalese diplomatic missions in your home country. The other choice is to get it from Immigration office upon your arrival day at the entry points of Nepal.

What if I decided to stay more than 60 days in Nepal? Where and what should I do to extend my Tourist Visa?

There's no problem in it. The Immigration Department of Kathmandu or Pokhara can extend the visa for another 30 days and the charge for this is US$ 50. Indeed the visa can be extended for a total of 120 days, an additional 30 days visa may be granted on reasonable grounds from the Immigration Office. Nevertheless, a tourist cannot stay in Nepal under tourist-visa for more than 150 cumulative days.

How to Enter Nepal?

In order to fly directly to Nepal from your home country, Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) in Kathmandu is the only international airport in Nepal. TIA has direct air link with Osaka, Shanghai, London, Frankfurt, Hongkong, Singapore, Bangkok, Delhi, Dubai, Bombay and Calcutta. Lufthansa, Nepal Airlines (NAC), Air India, Singapore Airlines, Thai are the airlines that carry most of the foreign travelers into Kathmandu; and if you buy tickets from any other airlines, you will probably connect with one of these airlines for the final leg of your flight. Alternatively, if you have time and enthusiasm, traveling overland to Nepal via India is an option.

When is the best time to travel in Nepal? 

The weather is probably the best guide for deciding when to plan your trip to Nepal. The best time to visit Nepal is between September to November and March to May.

What is the national language of Nepal?

Nepal's national language is called Nepali. It is written in Devnagri Script. This script is the same as the one used in Hindi language - the national language of India. There are more than 72 different spoken languages in Nepal. It is also official language of Nepal.

What's the common form of greeting in Nepal?

It is called Namaste or Namaskar. You can say the greeting in words as well as do it using a gesture. Join your palms together and bring them close to your chest and about 5 to 7 inches below your chin. The word Namaste has many meanings such as Hello, How are you? I am glad to see you, nice to meet you, good morning, etc.

What are some basic Nepali customs that I should know about?

  • Take off your shoes before entering a temple or one's home
  • Ask for permission before entering a Hindu temple
  • Taking photographs inside the most temples are considered illegal
  • Ask for permission before taking photographs of objects, and including Nepali people.
  • Nepali people are friendly by nature. Have a genuine interest in them. Talk to them. Be friendly as you travel

What time is it now in Nepal and what’s the phone code?

Nepali time is GMT/UTC plus 5 Hours 45 minutes. Area code for dialing to Nepal: Country Code: 977 Kathmandu City Code: 1 (e.g. 977 1 4212737 First three digits is the country code, second is the area code, the last digits are telephone numbers.

What is the currency of Nepal?

Nepalese currency is spelled as Nepalese Rupees or Rupee (Rs) or Nepali Rupee, and in short it is written NRS or RS. 100 Paisa equals 1 Rs. Currently Notes of the following denominations are used: 1000, 500, 100, 50, 25, 10, 5, 2, and 1 rupees. Coin hasn't been popular in Nepal and hence is almost always ignored in business. The coins of the following denominations can be found: 1 paisa, 5 paisa, 10 paisa, 50 paisa and 1 Rs, 2 Rs, and 5 Rs. It is recommended that you travel with smaller notes in less populated areas, while large notes are easily accepted elsewhere.

Are there ATM facilities in Nepal?

Yes, in Kathmandu and Pokhara. International credit cards (Master Card, Visa Card etc) are also accepted in all leading hotels, shopping centers, bars and restaurants in Nepal.

Will my Cell phone (mobile phone) work in Nepal?

Please, Contact your service provider and check if Nepal country is included in their `Global roaming' package. Please note, not all parts of Nepal are covered by the GSM Network in Nepal.

What are health requirements to visit Nepal? 

Nepal does not require any specific immunization for visitors. It is however best to have vaccine before coming to Nepal. Your doctors can advice you on the type of vaccine to be taken to travel to third world countries like Nepal.

What about getting to Nepal from Tibet?

The crossing between Nepal and Tibet via Kodari is only open to organized groups but not to individual travelers heading north. Be prepared with alternative plans if you're thinking about using this route, because landslides regularly make it impassable during the monsoon.

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Wonderful time in Nepal


"We had a wonderful time. Thank you for the special care we received from your company. You made everything easy & worry free for our Ghorepani Poonhill Trek"

Exciting Ghorepani Poonhill Trek


"The whole trek and the way we were treated before and after the trek were excellent. A very high standard & luxurious service. Thanks Skyline Treks for a great time in Nepal.

Trekking to Poonhill


I went trekking to poonhill for 2 nights and 3 days.

It was first time for me to visit Nepal and to go trekking in foreign country.I worried about if I can walk among 3 days.

But there were many places where we could take a break. And also my guide Sanjay Chapagain was very kind to me. He has a wonderful hospitality.

He carried my big baggage. Thanks to him, I got a pleasant journey. I'd like to ask him for a guide next time.

I think I should reduce my baggage and have stock. Especially around Ghorepani and Poonhill,there is snow. In some places the road was frozen and it was dangerous.

Above all, It was a wonderful experience that I was able to actually see the mountains of Himalaya.

Unforgettable Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking


We were a group of 10 and made Ghorepani Poon Hill trek in recent time through Skyline treks and expedition. The controller Madhav has programmed the trek at suitable rates and dates. Initial receiving at Kathmandu airport till transfer Kathmandu airport he has taken keen interest on us by contracting and questioning day after day, about services and troubles if any.  

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