Adventure Alpine Gorkha

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Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

"scenic cultural walks on high hills within rhododendron forest with grand views"

Trip Duration: 10 Days

Highlights of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Enjoyable daily walks along with grand views of Annapurna Himalaya range
  • Short trek to scenic Poon Hill for glorious mountain panorama with sunrise
  • Spectacular 360° wide range of world’s three high peaks with Annapurna range
  • Enchanting woodland of tall to bush rhododendron during walks to Poon Hill
  • Explore Poon / Magar and Gurung traditional villages full of ancient heritage
Trip Profile:
  • Trip Mode: Hotel while in cities with local Lodge on treks
  • Trek Grade:  Moderate with Ups and Down Hill walks.
  • Highest elevation gain: 3,210 m / 10,531 ft high at Poon Hill.
  • Daily walks: Minimum of 3-4 hrs to maximum 5-6 hrs.
  • Trek duration: 04 Nights and 05 Days (Pokhara to Pokhara)
  • Total Trip: 09 Nights and 10 Days (Kathmandu-Kathmandu).

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Overview

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is one of the shortest and the most scenic walks that you can find in and around Himalaya destinations. Although the famous and accessible place for trekking where you can catch marvelous views of worlds three mountain range at just one glance along with stunning sunrise.

Ghorepani Poon Hill trek an ideal Himalayan journey for all types of people beginners to veteran and expert trekkers as well as for family, school/college groups to corporate people, where you will find comfortingly of a charming mountain lodge with rooms facing views of dramatic landscapes. Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks & Expedition (AAGT) presents this incredible short adventure of less than week walks with enough time to enjoy the scenery and local culture on route trekking to Ghorepani located at the base of famous Poon Hill.

It is starting this fabulous Ghorepani Poon Hill trek with the guidance of Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides. That leads you from scenic Pokhara city heading high towards alpine hills covered with tall rhododendron tree forest and exploring the local culture of Poon, a people of Magar ethnic hill tribe.

The walk leads ups to reach Ghorepani for an early morning hike to Poon Hill the highest spot of the trip, where you can overlook the fantastic panorama of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna with Manaslu range includes majestic Machhapuchare Himal the Fish-Tail peak with striking sunrise views. After a grand moment walk continues into the beautiful forest to reach the sizeable charming village of Ghandruk, home of Gurung people with fascinating culture of Buddhism and custom, where a trail leads down to low warmer farm areas for the drive back to scenic Pokhara. We had a marvelous time and experience on Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek.

Main Best Seasons for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Nearly all seasons of the year can trek, where March to May springtime will be the best time when wild-flowers, especially the rhododendron (Nepal national flower), in full bloom, which the walk more attractive with beautiful, bright morning till afternoon, with some chances of rains sometimes.

October to early December, another best month around Autumn/Fall and beginning of wintertime, most of the days are clear for views and walks but can be much colder and freezing as altitude gains with chances of snow sometimes.
Monsoon months from mid-June to mid-September wet rainy seasons were less number of trekkers venture and some lodge in mid monsoon and mid-winter where inn can be close. Sometimes due to the harsh and humid climate, which makes the walking trails much harder and slippery, but much greener hills with lush vegetation in wet seasons, so the choice as per your holidays for Nepal and Poon Hill Annapurna Panorama Trekking.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Short Outline Itinerary
  • Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins by air) with 6 hrs overland.
  • Day 04: Drive to Nayapul start walk to Tirkhedhunga 1,460 m- 05 hrs.
  • Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m-06 hrs.
  • Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 and trek to Tadapani 2,630 m – 05 hrs.
  • Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk Village 1,940 m -04 hrs.
  • Day 08: Trek to road head and drive to Pokhara-04 hrs.
  • Day 09: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Day 10: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek Detailed Itinerary


01
Day 01: Arrival day in Kathmandu via various airlines and transfer to hotel.
  • At Kathmandu airport received by Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks staff / guide
  • Transfer to your hotel in the hub of Kathmandu around Thamel area
  • Meet at the hotel lobby for group regarding trek briefing
  • Evening includes welcome dinner in authentic Nepalese restaurants with culture programs of the country.
02
Day 02: In Kathmandu options for sightseeing tour and trek preparation.
  • Free day in Kathmandu for leisure activities
  • Options for sightseeing tour around the city places of Interest
  • Rest of the day preparation for the trek to Poon Hill Annapurna Panorama
03
Day 03: Drive or Fly to Pokhara 860 m (30 mins by air) with 6 hrs overland.
  • Morning overland journey to Pokhara of near 6 hrs drive
  • At Pokhara transfer to your hotel by the lake side of Phewa
  • Time for short walk with view of peaks and lake and preparation for the trek next morning
  • Dinner either in respective hotels or outside restaurants near the lake side (Flight options 30 minutes to reach Pokhara by air from Kathmandu)
04
Day 04: Drive to Nayapul start walk to Tirkhedhunga 1,460 m- 05 hrs.
  • Morning breakfast in the hotel
  • Drive to starting point of the trek beyond Pokhara
  • On reaching the walking spot few hours walks to Tirkhedhunga a Gurung village with waterfalls close to overnight lodge.
05
Day 05: Trek to Ghorepani 2,880 m-06 hrs.
  • Morning breakfast start walks by 7 a.m. or 7: 30 a.m.
  • Reach Ulleri village after few hours climb on stone steps
  • Lunch after few hours of climb from Tirkhedhunga either Ulleri or Bhanthati villages
  • Walk on gradual winding up within forested area to Ghorepani Deurali village
  • Enjoy views of Dhaulagiri Mountain from the lodge at Ghorepani village
  • Explore the around Poon people villages of Magar tribe a hill people of Western Nepal.
06
Day 06: Hike to Poon Hill 3,210 and trek to Tadapani 2,630 m - 05 hrs.
  • Morning before breakfast start climb to Poon Hill
  • After 1-2 hrs walks at Poon Hill enjoy sunrise over panorama of mountains
  • View includes Mt. Dhaulagiri, Mt. Manaslu to Annapurna and as far to Ganesh Himal including Mt. Machhapuchare “The Fish Tail”.
  • Return to Ghorepani for breakfast and walk to Tadapani for overnight stop
  • Lunch at another Bhanthati a small settlement located on a gorge
  • Afternoon few hour walk down and up to Tadapani and transfer to local lodge.
07
Day 07: Trek to Ghandruk Village 1,940 m -04 hrs.
  • Morning after breakfast walk into forest and downhill to reach Ghandruk village
  • Lunch and overnight stop at Ghandruk after 3-4 hrs of good walk
  • Afternoon explore around Gurung village at Ghandruk and its museum
  • One of the largest Gurung villages around Annapurna Himalaya
08
Day 08: Trek to road head and drive to Pokhara-05 hrs.
  • Last day trek after breakfast downhill to low warm farm areas a 3-4 hrs walk
  • From Kimche or Syali bazaar drive to Pokhara past Bhirethati and Nayapul village and town.
  • Reach Pokhara and transfer to your respective hotels by the lake Phewa
  • Afternoon rest and walk or take a boat ride at Phewa Lake
09
Day 09: Drive / Fly back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.
  • Morning after breakfast drives to Kathmandu
  • Takes 5-6 hrs on same busy highway back to Kathmandu
  • On drive observe Nepalese country life within farm villages and town.
  • Reaching Kathmandu transfer to hotel with evening free at leisure
    (Flight options 30 minutes to reach Kathmandu from Pokhara by air)
10
Day 10: International Departure homeward bound or respective countries.
  • Depart from the hotel as per your flight time
  • Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks guides and staff transfer you for International departure homeward bound or to respective countries.

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I bring family with children on this trek?

Yes, this will be an exciting holiday for your people as well for adults, where walk leads to ups and downs; that is only the tough bit; otherwise, it’s a tremendously exciting walk for all.

For minor infants, please bring carriage with straps to carry the younger kids, especially on ups and down trails, where we can hire extra porters to take the baby with the carrige.

What will be weather like on the trek?

As per the season-wise, where the best time is from March to May when most of the day is bright with minimum temperatures of 0° to 20° Celsius depending upon the altitude and areas.

Where most of the morning till middays bright for the scene and keep walks, maybe sometimes afternoon can be overcast with chances of light rains and snow. March to May will be the best month of the wild-flowers in full blooming, mainly various types of rhododendron (national flower of Nepal) from trees to short bushes.

How are lodge and Tea-House on Treks?

Tea-House the word used in early days when there were smaller numbers of lodges on route trekking, at present each village has more than 10 to 20 good lodges with pleasant rooms accommodations, serving excellent food menus as per the season-wise.

Some villages above 2,500 m do have the lovely lodge, but due to cold temperatures in night and morning time where they have toilets on the outside, with some inside as shared bathrooms and restrooms.

All rooms and dining with warm heating and cozy facilities to make your stay much pleasant and enjoyable.

What to expect on this journey?

Scenic views of the world’s highest Himalayas with Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Manaslu range include magnificent Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ peaks, where trek leads you around Buddhist country interwoven with old traditional life and custom similar to Tibetans.

The walk leads to visit Poon-Magar and Gurung villages and encountering many farm fields and terraces of exciting traditional life of the local villagers.

Who are Gurung - Magar / Poon people?

The Gurung-Poon of Magar tribes is high hills people of Nepal Far Mid-West Himalaya spread out throughout Nepal, where most concentrated within Annapurna and Dhaulagiri area of both Hindu and Buddhist religion and origin. These hill tribes are famous as legendary Gurkha soldiers in the foreign legion, and army like British, India as well as some are the police force in Singapore and security guards in many parts of the world overseas.

Besides men-folk as famous Gurkha soldiers, the hill people are mostly farmers and cattle herders as a traditional profession.

Is it beautiful in spring flowering times of March to May?

Yes, where hills and valley alive with wildflowers in full bloom with riots of different colors, rhododendron from tall trees to short bushes will be in flowering times, national rhododendron flower of Nepal also.

Cost Includes
  • All airport transfers
  • 3-star Hotel in Kathmandu for three nights with breakfast
  • City tour by private transport
  • Kathmandu-Pokhara by flight
  • Full meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner on your choice
  • Seasonal fresh fruits desert every day
  • 2-star Hotel in Pokhara for two nights with breakfast
  • All mountain accommodation
  • Pokhara/Kathmandu by private car
  • An experienced and knowledgable English-speaking Govt. registered trekking guide and porters to carry luggage (2 trekkers: 1 porter)
  • Guide & porter salary, insurance, equipment, transport, food, and lodging
  • Trekking permits and necessary paperwork (Annapurna Conservation permit, TIMS)
  • A comprehensive First Aid kit
  • All government and local taxes
  • Trekking equipment: down-filled sleeping bag and duffel bag
  • Trekking Route map and company printed T-Shirts
Cost Excludes
  • Hot and bottle drinks
  • Electronic device recharge
  • WI-Fi, Hot Shower
  • Lunch & Dinner in Kathmandu/Pokhara
  • Travel insurance and medical evacuation
  • Tipping

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by Daniel O,Leary on Alpine Adventure Gorkha Treks

Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks & Expedition staff are very much cooperative and helpful. Mr. Thakur has been our old friend. They are very punctual, reliable and friendly service provider. Very special thanks to AAGT team, they were solve all unexpected circumstances during trek. The company provides knowledgeable and professional guide and porters.
So I had like recommend a beautiful program organizer in Nepal's based trekking company.

by Tim Heffernan on Alpine Adventure Gorkha Treks

I was extremely happy to organize a trip with Adventure Alpine Gorkha Treks. The company executive director Ramhari was very much responsible, flexible and professional. He is pickup from the airport/drop to the hotel and manage city tour guide as well as trekking guide and necessary permit for the trip.

Bikash is our guide, he was very much funny and well experience about Nepali culture, life style of people and mountain region. It was fantastic trip for us by the help of our guide as well as our porter kindness.
All the days of our trek, weather was really supper and 360
Mountain View from Poonhill, it was spectacular. We had to pass through the pleasant blooming Rhododendron forest. I felt we are in paradise because of the blending the beauty of nature and crystal clear mountains. On the way we face some of the difficulty but it doesn’t matter for us because of the astonishing view of nature. We get some knowledge from the typical Nepali tradition village and their culture. It was great chance for us.
So I had like to share amazing trip with whom who are really interested to do adventure in Nepal. Adventure Alpine Gorkha treks will be the best trekking company in Nepal. Thanks for your great support to us!!!

by Molly Cofman on Alpine Adventure Gorkha Treks

This company and group of guides and porters is wonderful! I have been bringing my yoga groups to trek with Adventure Alpine for four years, and I believe that I have found the best guides for this trek! Ramhari and Binaya (Binny) are knowledgeable, attentive and very enthusiastic guides. They bring a beautiful connection to the people of Nepal into the experience and are always looking out for the guests. Our group of guides and porters is always kind, interesting and most of them are happy to sing to us when we are struggling up the mountain. A very special group. Highly recommended!

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Trip Facts
  • Trip Duration: 10 Days

  • Destination: Nepal

  • Group Size: 2-12 People

  • Difficulty: Moderate

  • Altitude: Poon Hill 3,210m

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