Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 7 Days

Best Suitable Trek for Family and Kids - The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek !
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek
What to see & doSpecific information about Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 7 Days
  • Duration7 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Max Altitude 3210m
  • Starts at Kathmandu
  • Ends at Kathmandu
  • Trip Style Lodge to Lodge Trek
  • Group Size 10
  • Transportation Tourist Vehicles
  • Best Season March, April, May and Sept, Oct, Nov

"Commence an adventurous and easy trekking venture in the Annapurna region of Nepal. Explore the natural beauty and the warm hospitality of the local people.”

Adventure in the high Himalayan region of Nepal is not limited to experienced hikers and trekkers. Travelers who have only a week's worth of time can also enjoy the natural wonders of Nepal. The 7 day Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is one of those treks where you can immerse yourself in the authentic trek experience in the beautiful hills beyond Pokhara. In this expedition, you will witness the towering summits of Manaslu, Machapuchare, Dhaulagiri, Hiunchuli, and the mighty Annapurnas. This classic hiking itinerary combines some of the best scenic and cultural attractions Nepal offers within a week. Additionally, we have designed the 7 days Ghorepani trek to be accessible to travelers of all experience levels and ages. If you have a basic fitness level and are ready to start an unforgettable adventure, look at this awe-inspiring expedition in western Nepal.

One of the key highlights of the trek, Ghorepani, is a scenic hillside village. It is located within the famous Annapurna Conservation Area. Historically, this small town has served as one of the vital stops along the trade route between Jomsom and Pokhara. In the current day and age, it has been a travel hub for people who are hiking to reach Poon Hill, which is a popular vantage point of the region. It is a significant highlight of the 7 days Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, offering a wonderful panorama of the surrounding mountains. You will see much more on the way as you make stops in the hospitable Gurung and Magar communities. It allows you to learn about their rich culture and tradition. Our adventure will begin with a scenic drive from Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. It is a melting pot for incredible architectural and cultural wonders. Your next stop will be Pokhara, the adventure hub of Nepal. The city is located alongside the tranquil Phewa Lake and is renowned for its incredible mountain views, whitewater rafting, bungee jumping, and other adventure activities.

Before you set off on the trails, you will have enough time to experience and explore the nightlife of Pokhara. Eventually, the journey will take you through picturesque hillsides, rhododendron forests, and some of the highest mountains in the world. As the 7 days Ghorepani Poon Hill trek culminates, each step on the trail will bring its reward. From the intricate rhododendron flowers blooming on the hillside to the majestic snowcapped mountains, the expedition has something for everyone. If you are ready to plan this trek with Outfitter Nepal, contact us via email or WhatsApp.

Best Time Of Year For The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Traveling to any trekking region in Nepal is primarily influenced by the season, and Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is no exception. Most travelers commence trekking expeditions in the Annapurna region during the Spring season from February to May, and Autumn lasts from September to November. These are the best times to enjoy the perfect melody between stunning scenery and comfortable temperatures. On the other hand, you can complete the 7 day Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek in Monsoon and Winter season as well. However, they pose particular challenges but have their charm. No matter the time of the year you travel, Outfitter Nepal will curate a perfect trek package that will surpass your expectations.

7 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Highlights

  • Enjoy panoramic views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Hiunchuli, Mardi, and Nillgiri from Poon Hill.
  • Hike through a beautiful rhododendron forest in full bloom during the Spring season.
  • Explore Ghandruk village and visit local museums.
  • Witness glorious sunrise over the mountains.
  • Scenic drive from Kathmandu to Pokhara.
  • Enjoy incredible views of the snowcapped mountains and beautiful landscapes along the trek.

A Typical Day on the 7-Day Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is an easy-grade trek in Nepal, but do not underestimate the terrains of the Himalayas. You must still be at a reasonable fitness level to complete the trek. The expedition begins in Kathmandu and ends in Pokhara. The serene lake city is located in the Annapurna mountain range, so the trail you will be hiking on will be filled with beautiful landscaped and snow-covered mountains. Like most trek expeditions, the hike begins early, around 6 or 7 in the morning. Besides, you will wake up before dawn on the day you hike to Poon Hill to be able to watch the glorious sunrise over the majestic mountains. Eventually, you will retrace the trail back to the hotel, enjoy a hearty breakfast, and head towards the next destination.

Moreover, on each trekking day, our guide will help you locate exciting sights along the rail and let you know the names of the mountains along the way. You will have lunch in teahouses, and it is also where you will have dinner and rest for the night. At the communal gathering at the tea houses, you can also talk to other trekkers and share your journey experience.

Ghorepani to Poon Hill Trek Route

The 7 Day Ghorepani to Poon Hill Trek is a leisure outdoor expedition in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It offers travelers great adventure and a mix of natural beauty and culture in a short time. The Ghorepani to Poon Hill trek allows you to explore picturesque mountain villages, lush forests, and diverse flora and fauna. It is also known as Annapurna Sunrise Trek and is a bigger-friendly expedition in the Himalayas of Nepal.

If you are one of those individual who are new to trekking, the 7 Days Poon Hill Trek is the best option for you. On the other hand, if you are into off-beat trail trekking experience, we recommend the Kopra Danda Trek and Mardi Himal Trek. The Ghorepani to Poon Hill Trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. During the journey, you will have spectacular views of some of the tallest mountains in the world. The starting point of the trek is Nayapul; after you arrive in Pokhara, we will arrange a private vehicle for you to reach your destination. From Nayapul, you will make your way towards Tikedhunga. Eventually, you will follow forested paths and ascend to Ghorepani the next day.

The trail from here passes through blooming rhododendron drorest and rocky stairs to the beautiful vantage point of Poon Hill. It is the perfect place for you to enjoy glorious views of the snowcapped mountains. From here, you will go to Tadapani and hike to Ghandruk. Ghandruk is a beautiful Gurung village where you can interact with the locals and learn about their lifestyle and culture.

The 7 Days Ghorepani to Poon Hill Trek then continues to Nayapul, and after you arrive at the destination, you will hop on a private Jeep. The scenic ride will take you through densely forested paths and beautiful village settlements, and finally, you will reach Pokhara. Upon your arrival, you will spend your spare time exploring the lakeside and other areas of the buzzing city. On the last day of the expedition, you will return to Kathmandu; the bus journey will last 6-7 hours.

7 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Cost

The cost for the particular expedition varies accordingly; for a group of 10 people, the 7 days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek starts at US$ 395 each. We can also modify the package and match your demands if you have a party of more or less than ten people. Similarly, depending on your budget, the trek might cost a solo trekker anywhere from US$395 to US$500. Please note that the trek cost will change if you change the lodging or food services included in the overall standard cost package.

Moreover, we can enhance your overnight options to better tourist-class lodgings with attached restrooms during the journey. With an upgrade to a luxury hotel, we can enrich your stay in Kathmandu or other places throughout the trek. Thus, the price of a trekking package in the Annapurna/Ghorepani region varies depending on whether you want to customize your accommodations or change the itinerary! Read the cost, including and excluding sections, to learn more about the services offered with the typical Ghorepani to Poonhill trek cost!

ItineraryTrip day to day detail itinerary

Welcome to Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal. This urban metropolis is a traveler’s paradise. After your arrival, you will be transported to a hotel in Thamel, Kathmandu’s most vibrant tourist destination. On the first day of your exciting adventure, our staff will escort you from the hotel to a private vehicle. The road ahead will pass through several sub-urban areas and village settlements. You will enjoy the ride with scenic views of rivers, mountains, forests, and rolling hills. Upon your arrival at Pokhara, if you have spare time, you can explore and immerse yourself in the nightlight of the lakeside.

  • Max. Altitude: (820m / 2690 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Elevation Loss: 530m / 1739 ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus

After replenishing ourselves with a hearty breakfast in the morning, we will begin a short drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, savoring stunning views of alpine environments. After arriving at Nayapul, you will prepare yourself to hike to Ulleri. The walk ahead is moderate, and the trail passes through picturesque bridges, mountainside villages, and turquoise glacial rivers. On a clear day, you can enjoy the majestic view of the iconic Machapuchare and surrounding peaks. After we arrive in Ulleri, we will check in at a local trekking lodge or tea house and enjoy a home-cooked dinner.

  • Max. Altitude: 1540m / 5052 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 720m / 2362 ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/5mi

Day three is the most challenging part of the expedition, and you will feel good about yourself after the trip ends. As you leave the tea house behind, you will cross a suspension bridge and walk on steep stone stairs. There are approximately 2500 to 3000 steps on this staircase, which gradually ascends to the village from Ulleri. We will take a break here and enjoy a well-deserved lunch. Eventually, we will resume our journey through lush forest life filled with wildlife. Our destination for today is the beautiful Ghorepani village, where you will have spectacular views of the Himalayan mountain range. We will begin our trek before tomorrow, so get a good night’s rest after you have dinner at the tea house.

  • Max. Altitude: (2860m / 9383 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Gain: 1320m / 4331 ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 12km/7.5mi

Today is the day we have all been waiting for; we will begin our hike early in the morning. It should take us around 40 minutes to reach Poon Hill and catch a spectacular view of a Himalayan sunrise. As the morning rays of the sun touch the mountain range, you will be joined by other travelers who want to enjoy the magnificent scenery. When ready to move on, the trail will lead you through pleasant rhododendrons and woodland forests. After arriving at today’s destination at Tadapanu, you will enjoy a rewarding meal and tuck yourself into bed.

  • Max. Altitude: 2630m / 8629 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 230m / 755 ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 6-7 hours
  • Walking Distance: 14km/8.7mi

As you will leave the marvelous sights of Poon Hill behind us, you will be welcomed by plenty of scenery on your way to Ghandruk. You will enjoy Breakfast at the teahouse in Tadapani and make your way through cool and fog-shrouded forests. As you arrive at the destination for today, you will witness traditional houses and settlements of the local Gurung community. You can also visit the local museum to learn more about the history, culture, and traditions of the ethnic people of the village.

  • Max. Altitude: 1940m / 6365 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Elevation Loss: 690m / 2264 ft
  • Accommodation: Mountain Lodge
  • Walking Hours: 3-4 hours
  • Walking Distance: 8km/4.97mi

After Breakfast, the hike will continue through lush forests, beautiful hillsides, and terraced rice fields. Along the way, you will be rewarded with magnificent views of snow-capped mountains like Macchapuchhre, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna. After you arrive in Nayapul, you will be transferred to Pokhara by private vehicle. You will enjoy the rest of the evening relaxing at your hotel or buying souvenirs in the local market. There are also several restaurants, cafes, and yoga studios that you can visit.

  • Max. Altitude: 820m / 2690 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
  • Elevation Loss: 1120m / 3675 ft
  • Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel
  • Walking Hours: 4-5 hours
  • Walking Distance: 10km/6.21mi

Today is the last day of the expedition; our staff members will help you with your luggage and escort you to the vehicle. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, you will check in to your hotel and refresh yourself after the long ride. Tonight, you will have a farewell dinner with the team of Outfitter Nepal. You can share your experience and the memories you made and have a fun time.

  • Max. Altitude: 1350m / 4429 ft
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Elevation Gain: 530m / 1739 ft
  • Transportation: Tourist Bus
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Trip MapDay to day route map and altitude graph
Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 7 Days map
Cost DetailsGood to know before trip booking
What's Included
  • 2 night hotel in Pokhara including breakfast.
  • Paper works, Annapurna conservation entry permits, & TIMS permit.
  • Ground transportation Kathmandu – Pokhara - Kathmandu by tourist bus.
  • Basic Accommodation in lodges or tea houses during the trek.
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) during the trek, including hot tea/coffee in the morning with Breakfast.
  • A knowledgeable and friendly guide who speaks fluent English.
  • Salary, food, beverages, lodging, transportation, and insurance for the guide.
  • Sleeping bag, down jackets and duffle bag – if NECESSARY (return after the trek)
  • Seasonal fruits after dinner as a dessert.
  • Well-equipped first aid kit, oximeter.
  • Farewell dinner on the last night in Kathmandu.
  • Trip Achievement Awards for your lifetime memories.
  • Outfitter Nepal Company T-short, Camp, and Trekking map.
  • In case of emergency: A helicopter service will be arranged and paid through your travel insurance
  • All the government Tax, Vat, and service charges.
What's not Included
  • Fee for Nepal entry visa (you may simply issue the visa upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu)
  • Your travel insurance policy (mandatory)
  • International airfares and airport transfers
  • Porter to carry your luggage during the trek (if you require a porter to carry your stuff, it will cost you USD 100 each porter and 1 porter for 2 trekkers; the porter has a 20-22kg weight limit)
  • Accommodation and meals in Kathmandu
  • Drinks, snacks, and all personal expenses
  • Laundry, phone, hot shower, and internet fee
  • Tips for the guide and potter
  • Anything not covered in the included section
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  • If your preferred date is not listed then contact us for the further process to book on your own date as the trek is available on any date of the year.
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Useful InformationGood to know before you travel

A Family Trek Suitable For All Age Groups

Unlike other challenging and lengthy treks in the Annapurna Region, such as Annapurna Base Camp and Annapurna Circuit, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek provides a pleasurable trekking experience as you don't have to hike steep trails in the rugged Himalayan terrain for hours every day.

Poon Hill, at an altitude of 3210 m, being the highest point of the trek, you and your family won't have to suffer from altitude sickness at all. The comfortable trek route allows you to enjoy the rich vegetation and landscape of the region.

The trek is easy, slow, and comfortable, making it an ideal trekking journey for those traveling with their family, kids, and elderly. During the trek, you'll stay at guesthouses owned by locals, providing you and your family with a homely environment to spend time together. This exposes young travelers to different cultures, traditions, and lifestyles.

Possible Side Treks from the 7 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Route

Apart from the seven days Ghorepani to Poon Hill Trek, you can also choose from several other expeditions in the region. This includes Mardi Himal Trek, Jomsom Muktinath Trek, Khopra Khair Lake Trek, Mohare Danda Trek, and Mulde View Point Trek.

Besides, after the completion of the seven days Ghorepani to Poon Hill Trek, you will also have the option to extend your expedition to several other destinations as well. So, if you have made up your mind, book the 7 Days Ghorepani to Poon Hill Trek or other expeditions.

We are a team of highly dedicated travel planners with decades of experience in Nepal's trekking industry. You will benefit from great deals and impeccable hospitality during your travels with us. Contact us to plan your next trip and book at one of the best rates in Nepal.

What Makes Outfitter Nepal Unique?

We are one of the best trekking and travel agencies in Nepal, and we curate the best 7-day Ghorepani Poon Hill trek according to your needs and preference. The price for our package is reasonable, and with the help of our experienced team, we offer you the best quality service and hospitality. Further, our participation in outdoor expeditions in some of the remote regions of Nepal helps contribute to the betterment of the local people. If you want to start an exciting journey with us, contact our representative to learn more about the package. Reach out to us anytime to ask any questions or book a trip.

Benefits Of Booking a Trek with us

  • Free transfer from and to Tribhuvan International Airport upon your arrival and departure.
  • Complimentary use of trekking equipment such as down jackets, duffle bags, day packs, sleeping bags, and sleeping liners.
  • A first aid box and an oximeter monitor your pulse and oxygen level in the blood.
  • Souvenirs such as t-shirts, caps, and trekking route maps.

Accommodation Facts on Poon Hill Trek- 7 Days

Accommodations in the high Himalayan region of Nepal are simple tea houses and trekking Lodges. These establishments provide twin rooms or dormitories to share with partners or fellow travelers. Some rooms have attached bathrooms, but in other teahouses, you must have a shared toilet and bathroom.

Besides, they usually have squat-style or Western-style toilets, and the bathrooms have cold water. However, if you pay a specific amount to the tea house operators, you can use hot water to bathe yourself.

The bedroom consists of comfortable beds and blankets and does not feature any artificial heating. So, It is recommended that you bring your sleeping bags because it gets cold in winter.

However, since tourism has flourished in the region for several decades, facilities in some teahouses might be better than those in remote areas.

Regardless, most establishments will have a stove that warms the dining area. Moreover, the tea houses are powered by solar or electricity. So you will be able to charge your gadgets during your stay.

Food on Poon Hill Trek

As you commence the 7 days Ghorepani to Poonhill trek, the route will take you to higher elevations. As a result, your body will need nutritious food to help sustain your strength and immunity.

We highly recommend consuming fresh vegetables and liquids such as lemon, green, garlic, and ginger at high altitudes to boost your immunity and prevent altitude sickness. To give you an idea of the meals, we have curated a list to provide a comprehensive look at the trek's menu items.

  • Breakfast options include Tibetan Bread, Chapati with Cheese, Oatmeal, Mashed brown, Scrambled and Boiled eggs, French Toast, Porridge with Milk, Muesli, and hot beverages.
  • Lunch options – Dal Bhat Tarkari, Thukpa, Chowmein, Momos, Tibetan Bread, Sherpa Stew, Spaghetti, Steaks, Sandwiches, Potato items, Spring rolls, Rice with curry, Pizza, Burger, and Dessert items.
  • Dinner options- Dal Bhat Tarkari. Momos, Spaghetti, Macaroni, Soups, Spaghetti, Sandwiches, Spring Rolls, Burgers, Ramen, Yak Steak, Pizza, Desserts, and Hot and Cold Drinks.

Physical Condition & Experience

The 7 days Ghorepani to Poonhill trek is one of Nepal's most popular easy-grade treks.

During the expedition, you will walk for 5 to 6 hours daily, with timely breaks to rest and enjoy the majestic views of the surrounding landscape.

The routes are relatively easy, ascending and descending gently in the region's terrain. However, hiking at higher elevations can be physically demanding compared to at lower altitudes.

So, you should have average physical fitness and a solid will to motivate yourself to conquer the trails when you start hiking at the higher elevation of the trek.

Besides, if you have a pre-existing medical condition, it is best to inform us before booking the trip so we can assess you and analyze if you are fit for the expedition.

Travel Insurance for Poon Hill Trek

The 7 days Ghorepani to Poon Hill trek does not impose a high risk of altitude sickness. But, due to the possibility of unforeseen events like illness, injury, sudden climate change, and natural disasters, you must get travel insurance.

All travelers who want to commence the expedition must provide us with a copy of their insurance policy certificate to OutFitters Nepal. The insurance covers most medical and emergency arrangements during the trek, including evacuation and helicopter rescue.

So, for a safe and convenient travel experience, please ensure the insurance company covers these medical costs before booking a trip with us.

Tourist Visa in Nepal

You will need a visa to enter Nepal, available upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport. The total stay within the country begins from the day you enter Nepal. As of now, you will be charged USD 40 for a 30-day tourist Visa application except for Chinese and Indian nationals.

Essential Trek Gear For Your Trek

The gear and clothing you will need for the 7 days Ghorepani to Poonhill trek will depend on the time of the year or season you will be traveling.

Nonetheless, here are some essential items you will need throughout the expedition. We highly recommend bringing them with you for your safety and convenience.

Head Wear

  • Scarf
  • Sun hat, Winter hat, wide-brimmed hat, insulating hat
  • Headlight and extra batteries.

Face

  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Face and body wipes
  • Sunscreen

Hands

  • Winter gloves
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Footwear
  • Woolen socks
  • Slippers
  • Hiking boots
  • Sports shoes

Body

  • Shirts made of synthetic fiber
  • Fleece jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Cotton pants
  • Hooded rain jacket
  • T-shirt and polypropylene underwear
  • Waterproof trousers and jacket
  • Sweater

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Toilet paper and towel
  • Floss and deodorants
  • Small mirror and nail clippers

Personal accessories

  • Camera, watch, and cell phones
  • Money
  • Notebook and pens
  • First aid kit
  • Binoculars
  • Extra passport photos and photocopies of official documents
Client ReviewsTravelers talk about Outfitter Nepal
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    Christopher SAustralia,March 10, 2023
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    Well organised Ghorepani Trek

    I did a 10 days Ghorepani poon hill trek includes chitwan jungle safari trip that took in Kathmandu, a five day Poon Hill trek and Chitwan.

    All well put together especially considering the modest cost.

    I do not have any word to recommend this company for your Nepal trip.

    TripAdvisor
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