Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek - 5 Days

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 5 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration5 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 3200 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Kathmandu Hotel
  • Ends Kathmandu Hotel

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek is a perfect trip that takes you to two highlights of the Annapurna region. Take in the magnificent sunrise views and the glistening views of the Himalayas throughout this short trekking journey to Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk

This is a perfect trip for those who don't wish to walk for long hours, but still wish to experience life in the Himalayas while enjoying all the wonders of the region. The spectacular 5 day trek takes you to the famous vantage point of the Annapurna region as the fascinating trail surpasses through the ethnic villages and lush forests consisting of rhododendron and bamboo trees. 

The maximum altitude you gain in this trek is 3210m and the exciting journey of 5 days Ghorepani Poon Hill trek starts from the naturally adored city of Pokhara and leads to Nayapul. Walking through the lush green forests filled with superabundant rhododendron trees, flora, and fauna, you will pass charming villages like Ulleri and Ghorepani. 

As you reach the final destination after a delightful journey, you will be able to witness the magnificent sight of the mountains. Relishing the stunning sunrise view over the sparkling snow-capped peaks, you can view mountains like Annapurna massif (8091m), Macchapuchre (6993m), Dhaulagiri(8167m) Himchuli(6441m), and many other peaks. 

Delve into the rich cultures, traditions, and everyday lives of the locals during your stay in cozy tea houses during this trek. Join Himalayan Recreation for this short and sweet adventure in the foothills of Mt. Annapurna. We have specially designed this package for those who want to stand in front of the Himalayas only for a limited time with the utmost care and best quality services. 

Major highlights of the Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek

  • Witness a breathtaking sunrise over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges from Poon Hill.
  • Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Gurung and Magar communities in Ghandruk.
  • Trek through lush forests, terraced fields, and charming villages.
  • Experience the unique lifestyles and hospitality of local villages like Ghorepani and Ghandruk.
  • Observe diverse flora and fauna in the Annapurna Conservation Area.

What awaits you on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk trekking?

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk trekking offers you an unforgettable adventure in the Himalayas. You can expect to be surrounded by stunning natural beauty, encounter local cultures, and witness awe-inspiring mountain vistas during this 5 day Ghorepani Hike

The journey takes you through a range of landscapes, from rhododendron-filled forests to traditional villages. The highlight, undoubtedly, is the sunrise view from Poon Hill, where the mountains shine in the morning light. Along the way, you'll also get an opportunity to connect with fellow trekkers, interact with friendly locals, and create memories that will stay for a lifetime. 

Is the 5 Days Ghorepani Poonhill Route an Ideal Journey for you?

The 5 days Poon Hill trek offers an ideal blend of adventure and accessibility which is suitable for various fitness levels, making it an excellent choice for beginners, families, and those with limited time. 

This route contains highlights, including the iconic sunrise view from Poon Hill and the exploration of Ghorepani and Ghandruk villages. If you're seeking a short yet fulfilling trekking experience that captures the essence of the Annapurna region, the 5 days Ghorepani Ghandruk trek route could be a perfect fit for you.

The Difficulty level of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Gfhandruk trek route

The difficulty level of the Poon Hill Ghandruk Ghorepani route is easy to moderate depending on your fitness level. If you're looking for a trekking route that's not too difficult but still offers a satisfying challenge, the Ghorepani Ghandruk Tour might be just what you need. 

This route is known for its moderate difficulty level, which makes it suitable for a wide range of trekkers, including beginners and families. The trails are well-maintained, so you won't have to worry about getting lost or encountering any major obstacles. As the altitude is also relatively low, you would not have to worry about altitude sickness. 

How to get ready for the Ghandruk Ghorepani trek?

  • Fitness: Engage yourself in cardiovascular exercises and light hiking to improve stamina and endurance before embarking on the journey. 
  • Clothing: Pack layers of clothing that are suitable for changing temperatures and weather conditions.
  • Packing: Pack all the essentials like a water bottle, snacks, sunscreen, and a camera along with other personal essentials. 
  • Acclimatization: Ascend gradually to prevent altitude sickness. Stay hydrated and listen to your body all along the route. 
  • Positive Attitude: Embrace challenges that you might face along the trail and be open to immersing yourself in the journey.

Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek itinerary

The Ghorepani Ghandruk trek presents you with a captivating journey through the stunning landscapes and vibrant cultures of the Annapurna region. This itinerary typically of 5 days is a trip starting with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, which then takes you through lush forests, charming villages, and terraced fields, with the highlight being the sunrise view from Poon Hill.

The trek's duration and route can be customized to suit your preferences and timeframe. Whether you want to add more days for leisurely exploration or adjust the pace to your comfort level, we offer customization so that you can have a personalized trekking experience. 

Itinerary

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  • Max Altitude:2000M
  • Time:5-6 Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Lunch and Dinner

Take an early morning flight to Pokhara, a famous tourist city in Nepal. From there, the trips start as you enter in a private vehicle and enjoy a short drive to Nayapul. The 5 days trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill starts from Nayapul. 

Witnessing the amazing views of the hilly region you will be ascending through the colorful forests filled with pine, rhododendron, and bamboo trees. Before you arrive in Ulleri, you have to climb 3300 steps. Reach a beautiful and serene village with cultures and traditions. Stay overnight in Ulleri.

  • Max Altitude:2860m
  • Time:5-6 Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Experiencing the great hospitality provided by the locals, you will head to the Ghorepani village. Today's trail is quite easy so you can enjoy your walk along with the glistening views of Mt. Machhapuche, Mt. Huinchuli, and Annapurna South. 

Mostly you will walk through the blooming rhododendron and oak forests and charming villages. After some hours of continuity, you will reach the famous village of Ghorepani. The views from there are spectacular and you will also be able to witness the mesmerizing sunset view from Ghorepani. Stay overnight in Ghorepani. 

  • Time:5-6 Hour
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Wake up early morning and be ready to hike up to Poon Hill, the famous vantage point of the region for the wonderful sunrise views. As you reach the top, you will be able to witness the glistening sunrise over white snow-capped mountains. And don't miss the chance to witness the incredible closest views of the Himalayas such as Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna II, Lamjung Himal and many more peaks. 

After enjoying the surrounding majestic views of mountains from the top for a while, you will trek back to Ghorepani and make your way to Tadapani through the lush green forests. Stay overnight in Tadapani.

  • Max Altitude:820m
  • Time:5-6 Hour
  • Accommodation:3 Star Hotel
  • Meals:Breakfast And Lunch

Start your beautiful day with close views of the Annapurna Mountains before heading to the famous touristic destination Ghandruk. Walking in the dense forests of Rhododendron and oak trees provides you with an amazing experience throughout the whole journey.

After a walk of a few hours through the forests and villages while enjoying the mountain views, you will reach the big Gurung village which is also the home to Gorkha soldiers, Ghandruk. Explore the cultures, traditions, and also everyday lives of the Gurung people. Then continue the trail to Nayapul via Birethani and drive back to Pokhara. Stay overnight in Pokhara.

  • Max Altitude:1350m
  • Time:6-8 Hour
  • Meals:Breakfast And Dinner
  • Transport:Tourist Bus

Enjoy breakfast at Pokhara and drive back to Kathmandu in a comfortable tourist bus. Observe the natural beauty of Nepal on the way. The last glimpse of the Annapurna ranges can be witnessed from there. Not only the views of the mountains but also you can see the green hills, surging rivers, charming valleys, etc. It's a drive of about 7 hrs. Upon reaching you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel in Kathmandu. In the evening you can explore the valley on your own. 

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • One night accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Pokhara
  • Three-night accommodations in teahouse during trekking
  • Full board meals(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner during the trekking period
  • A government license holder guide
  • Porter to carry your baggage (1 Porter = 2 Clients)
  • Domestic Airfare from Kathmandu to Pokhara
  • Pokhara to Kathmandu by tourist bus
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment, transportation, local tax for guide and porter
  • Require trekking permits and government documentation and TIMS card
  • First Aid Kit
  • Farewell dinner prior to departure
  • All government taxes, VAT and service charges
Cost Excludes
  • Lunches and Dinners in City
  • Tips for trekking staffs
  • Drinks (hot/soft/cold) and liquors
  • Personal shopping and laundry, Personal trekking equipment, Gifts and souvenirs
  • All items not listed in Cost included a section

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Know Before You Go

The Maximum Elevation of the Trekking Ghorepani

The trekking Ghorepani reaches its peak at the vantage point known as Poon Hill. This elevation stands majestically at approximately 3,210 meters (10,532 feet) above sea level, offering trekkers an unparalleled panoramic vista of the surrounding Himalayan landscape. With this attitude, you can rest assured that there will be no concerns of acute mountain sickness, allowing you to relish the breathtaking beauty of these natural surroundings.

Ghorepani Poonhill Ghandruk Trek Route

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk trek itinerary is 5 days long, covering Nayapul, Ulleri, Ghorepani, Poon Hill, Tadapani, Ghandruk, and back to Nayapul. This route combines stunning views, cultural exploration, and diverse landscapes of the Annapurna region making it a perfect choice for all kinds of trekkers. 

Mode of Transports during the Tour

The trek starts with a drive from Pokhara to Nayapul, which is the trek's starting point. Local buses are available as well but for this itinerary, you will have a ride on private transportation. You will have a ride back to Pokhara on a private vehicle as well when the trek concludes. 

Equipment checklist for the 5-day Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek

Essentials for the 5 day Trip include proper trekking attire, comfortable boots, a daypack, a water bottle, trekking poles (optional), and personal items like toiletries and medication. You can also buy or hire the equipment and gear in Kathmandu or Pokhara according to your time. If you want to learn more about Packing Lists For Trekking.

The Best Time to Embark on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Trekking

The best time for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk trekking is during the pre-monsoon (spring) and post-monsoon (autumn) seasons, specifically from March to May and September to November.

These seasons offer the best weather, clear skies, and vibrant landscapes. You can enjoy a moderate temperature and the views of the mountains are also at their best during this time making it the best for trekking. In spring, you can further enjoy the trail filled with rhododendron blooms. 

If you are planning to trek in the monsoon and winter, make sure to do research about the trail condition and make the preparation accordingly. 

Accommodation During the Ghorepani Ghandruk Trek

The Ghorepani Ghandruk trek offers accommodation through tea houses or lodges, which are widely available and provide a basic, yet comfortable stay. 

The rooms typically include beds with cozy blankets and shared bathrooms for comfort. The accommodation options are diverse, and you can expect to find twin-sharing or multi-bed rooms to suit your preferences. You can also have a private room with an attached bathroom at extra cost in a few lodges. 

Overall, the lodging options are well-suited for hikers and travelers seeking a safe and comfortable place to rest during their trek.

Food and Drinking Water Facilities During Ghorepani Trek

You will be provided with three meals a day during the trek. As you traverse the route, you'll come across several tea houses that offer various local and international food options. 

From the classic dal bhat, which comprises rice and lentils, to hearty noodles, comforting soups, and a variety of snacks, you'll be able to choose from a wide variety. You can also enjoy dishes like pizza, pasta, and fries in a few lodges along the route during the trekking.

 Moreover, the tea houses provide clean drinking water throughout the route. In case you prefer to take extra precautions, you can use water purification tablets or carry a portable water filter along with you to have access to safe drinking water.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Trek Cost

The cost of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Ghandruk Tour can vary based on factors like the services included, itinerary, route, and duration. On average, the cost can range from USD 300 to USD 700 per person depending on the above-mentioned elements.

The cost further varies if you choose to complete the trek o a group trip as you will have a discount on group trips whereas for a private and solo trip, the cost can be higher.

Permits required for Ghandruk Ghorepani trekking

You need the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card for the trekking.

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) costs USD 30 for foreign nationals, while for SAARC nationals, it costs NPR 1,000.
  • Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card costs USD 20 for individual trekkers and for trekkers traveling with an organized group, it costs USD 10.

Tipping Idea to Guide and Porters

While tipping is not mandatory, it's expected to show appreciation to guides, porters, and staff. A guideline for tipping is around 10% of the total trek cost, distributed among the crew. This gesture recognizes their hard work and contributions to your trekking experience.

Travel tips for the 5 Days Poon Hill trek

  • Prioritize acclimatization and stay hydrated to prevent altitude sickness.
  • Respect local customs and immerse yourself in the culture.
  • Pack layers of clothing to accommodate varying weather conditions.
  • Book accommodation in advance during peak seasons to ensure availability.
  • Be mindful of your ecological footprint and practice responsible trekking.
  • Carry enough cash for the entire trip. 
  • Follow the instructions of your guide and have a safe trekking experience. 

Booking Ghorepani Tour 5 days with Himalayan Recreation

Booking the Ghorepani Tour 5 Days Package with Himalayan Recreation ensures a well-organized and guided trek. Our comprehensive services cover transportation, accommodation, meals, permits, and experienced guides, enhancing the quality of your trekking adventure.

You can book and make payments through inter-banking or online platforms, we are online 24/7 making sure that you can have a smooth booking and payment process. 

Last-minute booking with Himalayan Recreation

Himalayan Recreation offers last-minute bookings, offering flexibility and convenience for trekkers with spontaneous plans or changing schedules.
For last-minute bookings, you will have to make the full payment for the trip before the trek. 

Embark on an eco-friendly journey to the Ghandruk Ghorepani trek

Himalayan Recreation, along with our commitment to offering excellent trekking experiences, encourages you to minimize your environmental impact. As you embark on the 5 Days Poonhill Trip, consider adopting eco-friendly practices. Make sure to stay on designated trails, carry a reusable water bottle, and respect the environment to minimize your impact on the delicate ecosystems of the region.

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