Ghorepani Poon Hill trek: A Himalayan adventure

Travel to the most popular sunrise and mountain viewpoint of Nepal. Hike past villages inhabited by ethnic Gurung & Magar people

 
Activities
Trekking
Duration
8 days
Price
$850 to 1,225
 
 

This short trek gives you access to one of Nepal’s classic viewpoints of the Annapurna range. You’ll follow ancient trails that connect local communities, pass through blooming rhododendron forests and rice paddies, and enjoy views of snow-covered mountains. At night, sleep in comfortable teahouses located in small villages along the route.

Highlights:

One of Nepal’s most famous short treks—and for good reason
Climb 3,381 steps to be rewarded with panoramic views of Dhaulagiri
Spend the night in comfortable teahouses along the trekking route
Enjoy views of alpine lakes, fields, and mountains—including Annapurna South

Price Includes

  • International arrival and departure transfer in a private vehicle.
  • Kathmandu to Pokhara and Pokhara to Kathmandu domestic airfare with airport transfers in a private vehicle.
  • 1 Full day sightseeing tour in Kathmandu in a private vehicle.
  • Meals on a full board basis ( breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek.
  • English-speaking guide and a porter during the trek.
  • 1 nights Accommodation at Fish tail lodge in Pokhara.
  • Required trekking permits, TIMS, Government charges etc.
  • Kit bags (Duffle bags)
  • Salary and insurance for staff.
  • 3 nights Accommodation during the trek in tea houses.

Price Excludes

  1. International flights
  2. The meals not mentioned in the trip plan
  3. Personal expenses like phone charging, laundry, Showers, gratitude, etc.
  4. Travel insurance, and repatriation insurance
  5. Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu.
  6. Entrance fees for monasteries and museums.
  7. Any items not mentioned in the

What to expect

Arrive in Kathmandu:
Welcome to Kathmandu!
Private transfer · 45 minutes
You will be picked up by one of our office representatives at the airport. He will be holding a placard with your name written on it. Afterward, you will be transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Kathmandu:
Free day, Evening Trek Briefing
Kathmandu has a special atmosphere during the early morning hours when the city is slowly coming to life yet not too chaotic. It's a great time to walk and explore the streets or have a chai overlooking one of the local courtyards or durbar squares.

After breakfast, there are then a number of ways you can spend your day given the numerous famous sights around the Kathmandu Valley. You can use this as a free day or we can provide a local English-speaking guide who knows the city well and can explain the history and significance of the sights (along with a private jeep to take you around).

Optional Day Tours:

Sacred Sites of the Valley (Full day): Swayambhunath, Pashupatinath, and Patan Durbar Square. This is a full-day tour and you'll stop for lunch at a local restaurant during the day.

Boudhanath (1 hour): A UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s largest spherical stupa (Buddhist shrine). Check out the site’s numerous monasteries, as well as an enormous adorned statue of Maitreya Buddha.

Pashupatinath (1 hour): The most sacred of all Hindu temples in Nepal, located on the holy Bagmati River. This is a large temple complex where you can easily spend an hour exploring.

Bhaktapur (3 hours): A 30-minute drive outside of Kathmandu is the ancient city of Bhaktapur, home of medieval art and wood carving. Founded in the 9th century, visit the town’s narrow alleys and observe villagers going about their day-to-day life.

Everest Mountain Flight (1 hour): A unique opportunity, consider taking a mountain flight to see Mount Everest (one hour).

Shivapuri National Park (half-day): Go hiking or mountain biking in this scenic national park located on the northern fringe of Kathmandu Valley. There are hundreds of species of flora and fauna, including medicinal herbs, as well as historical and religious sites.
However you choose to spend your day, you’ll return to your hotel in Kathmandu in the early evening and meet your trekking guide who will go over the details for tomorrow’s adventure.

Later in the evening, head out for dinner at one of the city's great eateries, or your specialist can arrange a home-cooked dinner with a local family.

Day 3: Kathmandu to Pokhara:
Fly from Kathmandu to Pokhara, Trek to Tikhedhunga (5,170 feet / 1,570 m)
Flight · Private group · 5 hours · Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included
You'll be picked up by private car from your hotel in the morning and driven to Kathmandu domestic airport for a short flight to Pokhara. Upon arriving at Pokhara, you'll be picked up at the airport and driven to Nayapul, from where the trek begins!

Your first trail will head uphill through fertile farms of rice, maize, and millet fields. Following the main trail of Birethanti, pass by a small waterfall and continue until you reach Sudami where you will stop and have lunch.

Get back on your feet after this midday break and climb steadily along the side of the valley until you reach Tikhedhunga Teahouse for your overnight stay.

Trekking time: 4-5 hours (5.7 miles / 9.2 km)

Day 4: Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani:
Trek from Tikhedhunga to Ghorepani (9,318 feet / 2,840 m)
Private group · 7 hours · Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included
Wake up for an early breakfast at your teahouse in preparation for your big climb to Ulleri. The trek begins with a steep stone stairway—3,767 steps to be exact—up the ridgeline, eventually leading you through cultivated fields. Once you've completed this section, the rest of the trail continues through a scenic area of blooming rhododendron blossoms and old oak forests.

Keep climbing uphill until you reach Nangethanti, which is your stop for lunch. Thanti is a Nepalese word that means "rest house"; keep in mind that during the winter months, the trail can be covered with snow. Work off your lunch and continue the climb until you get to Ghorepani, a village surrounded by spectacular scenery that's popular with trekkers.

Trekking time: 6-7 hours (8 mi / 12.9 km)

Day 5: Ghorepani to Tadapani:
Trek from Ghorepani to Tadapani (8,562 feet / 2,610 m), Sunrise at Poon Hill
Private group · 7 hours · Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Included
Today is a highlight of your trek!

Sunrise from Poon Hill
Start off with an early morning wake-up call and begin your pre-dawn climb to Poon Hill (10,500 feet) in just about an hour. This is a spiritual place that provides majestic scenery, especially when the rising sun casts a golden light on the nearby snow-covered peaks like Dhaulagiri, Annapurna South, Fishtail, and Singa Chuli, to name a few. Grab a masala tea from the coffee shack and enjoy the sublime views with your fellow trekkers.

You'll then return downhill to Ghorepani for a hearty breakfast before continuing a full day of trekking towards the small village of Tadapani. This trail works itself uphill and downhill through a range of landscapes and microclimates, so keep your camera (and warm layers) close.

Trekking time: 7-8 hours (8.3 miles / 13.4 km)
Accommodation: Teahouse

Day 6: Tadapani to Pokhara:
Trek from Tadapani to Nayapul, Drive to Pokhara
Private transfer · Private group · 4 hours · Breakfast, Lunch Included
Today after breakfast in Tadapani, the trail continues to descend steeply until you get to Syauli Bazar through amazing hillside landscapes, forests, and terraced rice fields. Your trek will end at Nayapul where you'll be transferred to your hotel in Pokhara. Even from this urban environment, you'll be rewarded with magnificent views of the Himalayas including Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Machhapuchhre, the peaks of Annapurna, and others.

Day 7: Pokhara to Kathmandu:
Fly from Pokhara to Kathmandu
Flight · 45 minutes · Breakfast Included
After breakfast, you may have time to do more sightseeing, relax, or check out one of Pokhara's coffee shops. About 1.5 hours before your flight, you'll be picked up from your hotel and taken to the domestic airport to catch your flight back to Kathmandu.

Day 8:Transfer to Kathmandu Int. Airport (KTM), Departure

 

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