Pokhara to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 4 Days

Get a taste of Nepalese trekking with this easy excursion to Poon HIll and Ghandruk. Traveling with a small group of just nine people means you will enjoy an intimate group atmosphere and get the chance to ask plenty of questions of your guide. Overnight accommodations are included, so you’ll spend less time planning and more time just enjoying the experience.

The Ghorepani trek (also known as the “Ghorepani / Poon Hill” trek) is one of Nepal’s most classic short treks. In a short amount of time, you pass through beautiful local villages, rhododendron forest, and, of course, get access to panoramic views of Nepal’s most famous peaks from Poon Hill – Dhaulagiri, Nilgiri, Annapurna I and Annapurna South.

Poon Hill trek is a short and relatively easy trek into the Annapurna region. This trek is suitable for those who do not have much time to spend with a burning desire to observe the beauty of snow-capped mountains. Gokyo Ri Trek organize this trek in 4 days from Kathmandu or Pokhara.

Most often, this trek is done in 5 days (2 days to reach Ghorepani, and 3 days to return to Nayapul). Keep in mind, however, that much depends on how fast you move and how you like to enjoy your trek. This trek can also be completed in either direction, both ways just as rewarding. From Pokhara, you’ll be transported to Nayapul, where you’ll officially begin your trek.

Overview

  • Moderate and the most popular short trek of Nepal
  • Ghandruk village and the stunning views of Annapurna and Machapuchre
  • Ghandruk museum which showcases traditional Gurung equipments, tools and weapons

Itinerary

Day 1
Drive Pokhara to Nayapul by taxi and Trek to Tikedhunga(1520m.)

Your guide and porter will pick you up at 7:30 Am in your Pokhara hotel and Drive to Nayapul (42 km.1 hours driving by taxi) and trek to Tirkhedunga (1520 meter. 3 ½ hours walking) stay overnight at lodge.

Day 2
Trek Tikedhunga to Ghorepani (1570m to 2845)

After having a great breakfast in Tikhedunga, you’ll continue on a trek towards the most beautiful place of Ghorepani via several beautiful villages of Ulleri and Bhanthatihi. The hike today from Tikhedunga to Ghorepani is mostly climbing on stone stairs through rhododendron forests teeming with exotic birds but it is worth trek with great sceneries.

The first step from your hotel to Ulleri has plenty of stone staircase and that might take 45m to 1 hour to finish but from the edge of Ulleri village you will be gradually sending on the gentle climb towards Ghorepani.

Upon arrival, you will be truly surprised by the breathtaking views of the magnificent mountains that surround you at Ghorepani where you’ll have overnight stayed.

Day 3
Trek Ghorepani to Ghandruk

Early morning excursion to Poon Hill (3210m) about 40 minutes hike from your lodge at Ghorepani. Views from Poon Hill are truly spectacular, you’ll see fantastic panoramic mountain views of the Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapuchare, Nilgiri, and many other, mountain ranges, the sunrise is breathtaking. you will be greatly pleased with this stunning view of the sunrise on the top of the majesty mount Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges.

Having an excursion hike to Poon Hill for the views then we come back to the Ghorepani at the same lodge to have breakfast and ready for a couple of hours hike towards Ghorepani, the trail takes you up the hill through dense forest Deurali and then descending to Tadapani. From Tadapani, you’ll be gradually walking on the smooth trail by descending to Ghandruk. A 4/6 – hour of hiking today then eventually, you’ll reach the village of Ghandruk, one of the largest Gurung settlements in western Nepal. At Ghandruk, visit the Gurung Museum and Monastries if your time permits.

Day 4
Trek from Ghandruk to Pokhara

After having had our last breakfast in the mountain with a rewarding view of Annapurna South and Fishtail then we walk down to Nayapul (ending point of our trek) today’s trail is mainly downhill: the first part of today is being the largest Gurung village of Annapurna region and it’s exceptional.

After breakfast, we follow the simple and pleasant trek down to Nayapul which may take 2-3 hrs, at Nayapul our taxi will be waiting for us and takes us back to Pokhara, from Nayapul we take a scenic short drive through the hills to Lake city Pokhara.

Cost includes

  • Land transportation from Pokhara – Nayapul by Taxi.
  • Land transportation from Moque – Pokhara by sharing jeep.
  • TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permits (Please bring 2 passport size photos for permit).
  • Food and Accommodation during the trek
  • Trekking Crew - one professional English speaking trekking guide and porters (2 trekkers: 1 porter) including their salary, food, accommodation, equipment, transportation, and insurance.
  • All government taxes and office service charge.

Cost excludes

  • Hotel in Kathmandu.
  • Hotel in Pokhara.
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara.
  • Nepal visa, International/domestic airfares, private transfer for Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu, travel and rescue insurance.
  • Trekking equipments and clothings (except down jacket, sleeping bag, and duffel bag which we provide for use).
  • Additional night/s accommodation in Kathmandu or Pokhara caused by early arrival, deferred departure, early dropout from the trip than the scheduled itinerary.
  • All kind of beverages (water, alcoholic or non alcoholic hot/cold drinks)
  • Personal expenses including phone calls, internet usage/data, laundry, battery recharge, hot shower, extra porters, etc.
  • Tips for guides and porters.

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Pokhara to Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
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Trip Facts

  • 2-20 Persons
  • Tourist Bus
  • 3,210m

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