Ghorepani Trek - 9 Days

  • Destination: Nepal
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Trip Grade: Easy
  • Cost start: US$ 490 (P/P)
  • Accomodation: Tea house/lodge
  • Trip Style: Lodge to Lodge Trek
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About Trip:

The Ghorepani and Poon Hill trek is considered by many as the best short trek in Nepal and with good reason. It offers a memorable week of trekking in the foothills of the Annapurna mountain range with breathtaking views along the way, culminating in the spectacular panoramas at Poon Hill (3210 m).

The trek commences with a 1.5 hour drive from Pokhara to Nayapul then heads out on a trail that courses through captivating Gurung villages and communities and lush landscapes. The first port of call is Ghorepani and nearby Poon Hill, with its superb outlook towards Dhaulagiri (8167 m), Nilgiri (7061 m), Annapurna I (8091 m) and Annapurna South (7219 m). The entire trail in fact serves up picture postcard views of the Himalayas over the length of the trek, and throws in the soothing delights of the Ghandruk village as a welcome bonus before we head back to Pokhara.

The Ghorepani/Poon Hill trek is rated as an easy to moderate outing, a relatively easy challenge that suits the needs of trekkers of all ages and experience levels. It’s a great experience in its own right and the perfect taster for those who might want to test the waters before committing to a more challenging journey through the Himalayas. Needless to say it’s perfectly suited to large groups and families looking for a reasonably leisurely hike, yet also suits the needs of solo hikers simply wanting to hit the mountains for a few relaxing days.

Moreover you may also consider the newly opened Mohare Danda Trek, Khopra Danda Trek, classic 10 Day Short Annapurna Base Camp Trek within the same region. 

Trip Highlights

  • Easily accessible and short in duration
  • Diverse landscapes that range from thick jungle to towering mountains
  • Views of Annapurna and Dhaulagiri from Poon Hill that are regarded as amongst the finest in Nepal
  • Stunning sunrise and sunset views
  • Fascinating perspectives on the Gurung community and their well-preserved culture

Outline Itinerary

Day 01: Meet & Greet at Kathmandu international airport and transfer to hotel.

Day 02: Prepare for trek

Day 03: Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by tourist bus(7 hrs)

Day 04: Pokhara to Nayapul by drive then trek to Ulleri (1960m, 7 hrs)

Day 05: Ulleri to Ghorepani(2880m, 6 hrs)

Day 06: Ghorepani to Tadapani.(2630m, 5/6 hrs)

Day 07: Tadapani to Ghandruk (3 hrs) then drive back to Pokhara

Day 08: Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus or stay in Pokhara if you have enough time

Day 09: Join with different program or Transfer to international airport

Trip cost includes/excludes:

  • Complimentary airport pick up and drop off
  • Complimentary welcome dinner
  • Two-night stay on arrival in Kathmandu in a standard hotel with breakfast included (twin share basis)
  • Two-night stay in a standard hotel in Pokhara (twin share basis)
  • All necessary trekking permits such Annapurna conservation area permit, TIMS card, etc.
  • All accommodation during trek
  • Three meals a day during the trek
  • Fresh fruit each day if and when available
  • Complimentary  duffel bag/agency T-shirt
  • Government registered and first-aid trained professional local guide who speaks English
  • First-aid kit
  • Return travel by bus between Kathmandu and Pokhara
  • Return travel by taxi between Pokhara to Nayapul
  • Staff insurance, meals, accommodation, equipment, transportation, etc.
  • Rescue arrangements if necessary
  • Agency service charge and government tax/VAT
  • Certificate of achievement
  • International airfare and  Nepal visa fee
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu
  • Personal Insurance, personal expenses, loss of property and theft etc.
  • Sightseeing costs (temples, monasteries, etc)
  • All beverages, snacks, and additional expenses such as laundry, hot showers, battery charging, wifi, etc
  • Tips to staff

Note:- Above itinerary is just a guideline. If you are not satisfied please feel free customize your own.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01Meet & Greet at Kathmandu international airport and transfer to hotel.

Welcome at Airport then transfer to your Hotel.

Day 02Prepare for trek

Day 03Kathmandu to Pokhara drive by tourist bus(7 hrs)

Day 04Pokhara to Nayapul by drive then trek to Ulleri (1960m, 7 hrs)

Day 05Ulleri to Ghorepani(2880m, 6 hrs)

Day 06Ghorepani to Tadapani.(2630m, 5/6 hrs)

Day 07Tadapani to Ghandruk (3 hrs) then drive back to Pokhara

Day 08Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus or stay in Pokhara if you have enough time

Day 09Join with different program or Transfer to international airport

Read Reviews

Rated 5/5 based on 3 reviews

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An Amazing Poon Hill Trek with Brilliant company

Rating:  

We chose to hike to Poon Hill in January and the team at Nepal Trekking adventures made the whole thing work perfectly. Right from the start Rajesh answered all my questions promptly, and with great communication was able to make adjustments to suit our itinerary. We were greeted at the airport, taken out to a lovely dinner and had a chance to sit down and discuss the specifics of the trek. Once we were away, our guide Rajan was amazing. We were never rushed, always kept safe and given great information. When one of us was unwell during the hike, they made sure we were OK to continue and even found beds at some tea houses along the way for a rest. We made it to our final destination and the view was breathtaking. I would recommend this experience to anyone. Nothing was too much trouble for Rajan, Rajesh and the team, and the experience was reasonably priced for the service provided. I would rate this company six stars if I could!

, Australia

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The real Trekking Experts in Nepal

Rating:  

Rajesh is the very friendly, competent and reliable head of Nepal Trekking Experts. His warm welcome gave us an immediate feeling that we are with friends. His information are based on his own trip experiences in all regions in Nepal. Our Poon Hill Trek was short but amazing. Our guide Raj is a courteous, highly experienced, friendly, helpful, very informative, competent and always car taking fellow. In regards of some special variations during the trek he was always open minded and satisfied our wishes. All before mentioned are the reasons that we booked immediately another trek - that time in the Eastern part of Nepal.

, Germany

Amazing Trip!!

Amazing Trip!!

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I travelled with Raj, Rabin, and Ganga in 2014. It was an amazing trek to Ghorepani. They met us in Kathmandu and we travelled together to Pokhara. We did paragliding in Pokhara and then trekked for 3 days before returning to Kathmandu. The whole experience was full of fun and laughter. One member of our party was sick during the trek and Raj made sure she got what she needed. We saw other guides who went way ahead of their groups, that never happened. I couldn't give a better recommendation! When I go back to Nepal I will certainly use Nepal Trekking Experts!

, United States

Useful Info

  • Respect the local culture and kindly take permission while taking photos/videos with local
  • Make sure you have only necessary trekking gear during mountain
  • First aid box and your personal insurance
  • Save the nature and pristine flora fauna
  • Safety comes first

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