Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek - 4 Days

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 4 Days
At a Glance
  • Duration4 Days
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Max Altitude 3200 M
  • Group Size Up to 10 Pax
  • Starts Pokhara Hotel
  • Ends Pokhara Hotel

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek 4 days is an optimal trek for those who are amenable to grasping the natural beauty and the striking closest view of the Himalayas only in 4 days. It is one of the popular, short, and relatively easy treks in the Annapurna conservation area, in Nepal. 

Traversing through the rhododendron forests, beautiful ethnic villages, and charming landscape, Ghorepani Poon hill trekking will let you be close to the Annapurna Himalayas and offer you an opportunity to acquire knowledge about the culture and lifestyles of locals. 

Elevating at 3210m, this trek awards the amazing views of sunrise and the marvelous views of Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II ( 7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna south (7219m), Huinchuli (6441m), Machhapucchre (6997m) and others. 

This superlative 4 days Trekking Ghorepani Poon Hill commences as you take a drive from the spectacular lake city Pokhara to Nayapul, starting point of the trek. From there the adventure begins towards the famous vantage point of the Annapurna region. 

The evergreen trekking route leads you to charming ethnic villages like Ulleri to Ghorepani passing through the blooming rhododendron forests, bamboo forests, majestic waterfalls, and other natural speculate. Finally reaching the famous destination Poon Hill, you will get to witness the eye-catching sunrise views over the astounding Himalayan ranges. 

At the same time, the glittering snow-capped peaks also give a charm to the Annapurna region which is just wonderful to be looked at. Marvel at the eye-popping views of Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Annapurna I, Mt. Annapurna II, Mt. Annapurna III, Mt. Annapurna IV, Mt. Nilgiri, Mt. Machhapuchre, Mt. Huinchuli, Mt. Manaslu and others peaks. 

The experience of being close to the mountains will be an incredible moment for a lifetime. After awe-inspiring views of sunrise and mountains, the trail takes you to the Ghandruk village, another highlight of this trek. This trekking not only offers the Himalayan scenery but also a lot of cultural and traditional absorption. 

Join us for getting a wonderful experience of the Himalayas, culture, and the beauty of the Annapurna region. This Ghorepani poon hill sunrise trek is a special package for adventure lovers all over the world which can be done in a short period. With an experienced guide and the best quality services, we are here to provide you with the best trekking experience in 2024,2025. 

Major highlights of the Short Ghorepani poon hill trek

  • Witness breathtaking sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges from Poon Hill. 
  • Experience walking on a variety of landscapes, from lush forests with rhododendron blooms to charming villages.
  • Interact with the warm and friendly Gurung and Magar communities. 
  • Explore the picturesque village of Ghorepani, and several others along the route. 
  • Traverse through the Annapurna Conservation Area, home to diverse flora and fauna. 
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Annapurna South, Hiunchuli, Machapuchare, and other stunning peaks.

What Awaits You on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek? 

The Ghorepani Pon hill sunrise trek promises you awe-inspiring moments and unforgettable memories amidst the mountains. As you embark on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek, you'll be treated to breathtaking vistas. 

The trek will take you through lush forests decorated with vibrant rhododendron blooms, letting you immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes. You'll also have the chance to interact with local communities while experiencing their warm hospitality and immersing yourself in their rich cultures. 

This trek overall is a gateway to exploration, adventure, and an intimate connection with nature where you will be able to have an experience of being close to the Himalayas of Nepal in just 4 days.

Is the 4 Days Ghorepani Poon Hill Trekking Itinerary an Ideal Choice for You? 

The 4 days Ghorepani Poon Hill trekking itinerary is a great option, especially for beginners and those with limited time on their hands. It offers a perfect balance between adventure and accessibility, allowing you to experience the nature of the Annapurna region within a shorter timeframe. 

The trail's moderate difficulty level further ensures that both beginner trekkers and novices can enjoy the journey. The highlights, including the sunrise views from Poon Hill, meets with local cultures, and the picturesque landscapes, are included in this itinerary. So, whether you're seeking a quick getaway or an introduction to trekking, the Ghorepani Poonhill trek is an ideal choice.

How to Get Ready for Trekking Ghorepani Poon Hill?

Preparing for the Trekking Ghorepani Poon Hill requires a few steps to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable journey. Begin with regular exercises and leg workouts that will help improve your stamina. Another step is choosing comfortable trekking gear, including sturdy hiking boots, and layered clothing for varying temperatures. 

Also, familiarize yourself with basic trekking etiquette and cultural standards to respectfully engage with local communities. Lastly, maintain a positive mindset and be prepared to welcome the challenges and rewards of trekking.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Cost

The estimated Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek cost can vary depending on several factors, such as included services, and personal preferences. On average, trekking packages for this duration can range between USD 350 to USD 600 per person. 

The cost includes transportation, accommodation, meals, a knowledgeable trekking guide, and the necessary permits for the trekking. The price can change further depending on whether you choose to complete the journey in a group trip, a private trip, or a solo trip. If you choose a group trip, the cost can be lower whereas a private or solo trip can cost higher.  

4 Days Short Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary 

Our carefully curated 4 days Short Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek itinerary begins with a ride from, Pokhara to Nayapul and then takes you through villages like Ulleri, Ghorepani, and Ghandruk among the route. 

As we believe in providing each trekker with a personalized trekking experience, we offer customized service. Our itinerary and any other aspect of the package are customizable according to your personal preference and choices. Thus, make sure to directly contact us in case you want to customize any parts of the itinerary. 

Itinerary

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  • Max Altitude:2050m
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Lunch And Dinner

The first day of the trip starts from the beautiful city of Pokhara with a one and half-hour drive to Nayapul. Nayapul is the starting point of the trek to the Annapurna region.

The adventurous walking journey then begins and makes its way to Ulleri. You will be walking through the various alpine forests and bamboo forests along the route. After a few hours of walking, you will climb up 3300 steps to reach Ulleri. Stay overnight at the teahouse in Ulleri.

  • Max Altitude:2750m
  • Time:5-6 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Leaving the Ulleri behind, today you will be heading to Ghorepani. First, the walk begins toward Birethani and then continues through the fine forests of oak and rhododendron until you will reach Nangethanti.

Along the way, you can enjoy the astounding views of Machhapuchre, Huinchuli, and Annapurna South. You will also get to enjoy the serene environment of the lush green forests and after a walk of around 5 hours, you will arrive in Ghorepani. Stay overnight at the teahouse in Ghorepani.

  • Max Altitude:3210m/1,950m
  • Time:7-8 hours
  • Accommodation:Tea House Lodge
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

The main day of this trek comes today! Get ready in the early morning to hike up Poon Hill to get the incredible sunrise views over the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. As you reach the vantage point, you will get to see the views of the sunrise over the region.

You will be amazed by the views of the mountains as well. The warm glimmer of the sun collides with the Himalayan giants including Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II ( 7937m), Annapurna III (7555m), Annapurna IV (7525m), Annapurna south (7219m), Huinchuli (6441m), Machhapucchre (6997m) and others.

After spending some time there, you will descend back to Ghorepani and starts trekking towards Ghandruk, the largest settlement with stone houses mostly inhabited by Gurung and Magar people. There, you will get to learn about their lifestyles and cultures. Stay overnight at Teahouse in Ghandruk.

  • Max Altitude:820m
  • Time:4-5 hours
  • Meals:Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner

Today, you will be trekking towards Nayapul passing through stone steps, amidst terraces and fields. On the way, you can catch a glimpse of the mountain ranges which make you feel amazing having a great experience.

The trail is a little bit rough today before reaching Birethani and then to Nayapul. From there you will be in a private car driving to Pokhara. Enjoy the scenic drive through the highway and observe the last glimpse of mountains, and green Hills. Upon reaching you will be transferred to your hotel in Pokhara. Stay overnight at a hotel in Pokhara.

Cost Details

Cost Includes
  • All ground transport in a private vehicle, including airport transfers
  • 3 standard meals a day during the trek
  • Snacks of seasonal fruits during the trek
  • Best available twin sharing lodge for accommodation during the trek.
  • Himalayan Recreation’s experienced, government licensed, English speaking trekking guide during the trip.
  • Porter services (1 porter = 2 trekkers)
  • All costs of staff which includes food, accommodation, salary, insurance, equipment’s and medicines.
  • Duffel bag use while trekking, Trekking map and trip achievement certificate
  • Required Permit fee and TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
  • First aid medicine kit
  • Government taxes & office service charge
Cost Excludes
  • Meals not specified in the 'Meal Inclusions' in the above itinerary
  • Personal trekking equipment or expenses
  • Alcoholic drinks and beverages
  • Tips for trekking guides, porters and drivers (tipping is expected)
  • Any other expenses that are not mentioned in the 'Price Includes' section.

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Starts:Sunday Feb 25, 2024
Ends:Wednesday Feb 28, 2024
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Know Before You Go

Equipment Checklist for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trekking

Some of the must-have equipment for the Ghorepani Poon Hill sunrise trekking is sturdy hiking boots, comfortable layers of clothing from innerwear to outer fleece jackets, a backpack, trekking poles, sunscreen, sunglasses, and personal medications. If you want to have a detailed look at the Equipment Checklist for the sunrise trekking.

Also, equipment and gear can be hired or bought in Kathmandu or Pokhara for the trek. 

Free Airport Pickup and Drop Facilities 

Embarking on your 4 Days Poon Hill trek is made even easier with our free airport pickup and drop-off services. Upon your arrival in Kathmandu, our team will be there to welcome you and likewise, when your adventure comes to an end, we'll make sure you conveniently reach the airport.

Luggage and Storage Facility During the Trekking

We provide you with the service of storing your baggage if you have any extra that can't be taken on the trek. You can either store the baggage in our office in Kathmandu or the hotel you stay in Pokhara. 

Transportation during Trekking Ghorepani Poon Hill

The trek begins with a ride from Pokhara to Nayapul from where you will start the walk. For transportation, you will be escorted in a private vehicle, Similarly at the end of the trek, you will have a ride from Nayapul back to Pokhara on a private vehicle. 

The Best Time for Trekking Ghorepani Poon Hill 

The best time for embarking on trekking Ghorepani Poon Hillis is during either the spring or autumn season. From March to May, the spring season offers a burst of colors as rhododendron blooms paint the landscapes. The weather is stable with clear skies, offering clear views of the majestic mountains during this season.

Similarly, the autumn months of September to November also offer the ideal time as the skies are once again clear, unveiling breathtaking mountain panoramas during this time as well. The temperatures during this time are pleasant, providing comfortable conditions for trekking. 

You can also choose to trek in monsoon or winter however, keep in mind that there can be risks of landslides and harsh cold during these times so make sure to be prepared accordingly. 

Accommodation During Trek to Ghorepani Poonhill treks

  • During the Trek to Ghorepani Poonhill trek, you will be provided accommodation in the teahouses and lodges along the route.
  • The accommodation ranges from basic to luxury level depending on the facilities and services you prefer. 
  • You can get basic facilities like bedding facilities, shared bathrooms, and a communal dining area. A private room with an attached bathroom is also available at extra cost. 
  • You can further get to experience the hospitality of the local communities like the Gurung and Magar people during the trek. 

Food and Drinking Water Facilities during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Short trek

  • During the short Ghorepani Poon Hill Short trek, you will be provided with three-time meals a day in the teahouses and lodges along the trail. 
  • The menu ranges from local Nepali dishes to International cuisine.
  • For lunch and dinner, you can choose to have either a staple meal Dal Bhat or other dishes like pizza, pasta, and sandwiches.
  • At a higher altitude, the cost of food can be comparatively higher.
  • For drinking water, we highly recommend you carry a filter water bottle or purification tablet to get access to safe drinking water during the trek. 

The Difficulty Level of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill Sunrise Trek is considered to have an easy to moderate difficulty level, making it suitable for a wide range of trekkers, including beginners and families. 

The trek involves both ascents and descents, but the trails are well-managed and marked. The maximum altitude reached is around 3,210 meters, which minimizes the risk of altitude sickness. While a basic level of fitness is recommended to enjoy the trek comfortably, the pace can be adjusted according to your preferences. 

Permits required for the Ghorepani Short trekking itinerary

For the Ghorepani Short Trekking, you need to obtain two permits: the Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP) and the Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) card. 

Annapurna Conservation Area Permit (ACAP):

  • For foreign nationals: USD 30
  • For SAARC nationals: NPR 1,000

Trekkers' Information Management System (TIMS) Card:

  • For individual trekkers: USD 20
  • For trekkers traveling with an organized group: USD 10

The Maximum Elevation of the Short Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Itinerary

The maximum elevation of the Short Ghorepani Poon Hill trek itinerary is at Poon Hill itself, which stands at an altitude of approximately 3,210 meters (10,532 feet).

This elevation is considered safe from the risk of acute mountain sickness (AMS), making the trek accessible to a wide range of trekkers from beginners to experts. 

Route of the 4 days Short Ghorepani poon hill trek

The 4 days short Ghorepani Poon hill starts from Pokhara and leads you t Nayapul on a drive. From Nayapul the trekking begins and takes you to a Magar village called Ulleri. You will then head to Ghorepani from Ulleri passing by Birethanti and Nangethanti villages on the way. 

From Ghorepani, you will have a hike to the Poon Hill vantage point and then the route leads you back to Ghorepani. You will then trace your steps to a Gurung village, Ghandruk. From Ghandruk, you will walk to Nayapul from where a drive takes you to Pokhara concluding the journey. 

Travel tips for the 4 days Ghorepani poon hill Short trek

  • Choose versatile clothing and essential gear suitable for the weather and trail conditions.
  • Stay hydrated and carry a refillable water bottle and drink regularly.
  • Dress in layers for changing weather conditions.
  • Respect local customs and be culturally sensitive and courteous to locals.
  • Ascend slowly and listen to the instructions of your guide. 
  • Carry cash in local currency for small expenses.
  • Embrace the experience and get engaged with fellow trekkers and locals.
  • Keep trash in your daypack until you find proper disposal bins.

Tipping Idea to Trekkig Staffs

Tipping is a standard practice in the trekking industry in Nepal and is a way to show appreciation for the services provided by guides, porters, and the local staff. 

It's a kind gesture to acknowledge their hard work. A general guideline for tipping during trekking is to tip around 10% of the total trek cost for the entire trekking crew. However, the amount is ultimately your choice and can vary based on your satisfaction with the services.

Booking Ghorepani Poon Hill Tour Package with Himalayan Recreation

With our expert guides and comprehensive packages, you will be provided with a journey that you can cherish for a lifetime. The Ghorepani Poon Hill Tour package with Himalayan Recreation ensures a smooth and memorable 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

For those who are thinking about a last-minute trip to Ghorepani Poon Hill, Himalayan Recreation is here with our flexibility and responsiveness to ensure that you have the best trekking experience even with short preparations. You will have to make the full payment for the trip before the trek for the last-minute booking. 

Embark on an eco-friendly journey for the Ghorepani Poonhill trek in 4 day

Embarking on an eco-friendly journey for the Ghorepani Poonhill trek is a responsible way to explore this stunning region. Himalayan Recreation, along with our commitment to offering excellent trekking experiences, encourages you to minimize your environmental impact. By trekking responsibly, you can enjoy the beauty of the Himalayas while helping to preserve it for future generations.

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