Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

  • Duration 8 Days
  • Trip Grade Easy
  • Max. Altitude 3210m
  • Trip Start Kathmandu
  • Trip End Kathmandu
  • Trip Area Annapurna Region
  • Nature of Trip Hiking & trek
  • Major Activities Group Joining & Private
  • Best Season March to May & September to November

Highlights

  • Spectacular sunrise and sunset vistas over the Himalayan range from Poon Hill.
  • Enjoy unparalleled panoramic perspectives of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Machhapucchre, Hiunchuli, Nilgiri, and Mardi.
  • Experience the ascent and descent of the renowned stone staircases in Ulleri village.
  • Traverse lush woodlands and encounter scattered Gurung communities along your journey.
  • Guided city tour of beautiful Lake City, Pokhara.
  • Explore & enjoy the hub of ethnic villages, culture, and rhododendron forest.

The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek within the Annapurna Sanctuary stands out as a prime option among Himalayan treks due to its ease, brevity, and scenic charm. Designed for novices and those new to trekking, this trail provides an excellent opportunity to uncover the breathtaking allure of the Annapurna Region. It caters to individuals of every age group, especially families with children, and can be completed in a span of 4 to 5 days amidst the foothills of the majestic Annapurna Range. The path is clearly defined, and a variety of lodging and dining choices, along with convenient road access, contribute to its status as one of the most iconic and sought-after destinations for adventure enthusiasts.

Ascending to Poon Hill for the spectacle of sunrise casting its glow upon these magnificent snow-clad peaks is an experience worth cherishing. The journey further entails traversing vibrant villages and rhododendron-rich woods, all the while with the imposing Annapurna range forming a constant backdrop. Every participant embarking on this journey will be immersed in a picturesque Nepalese tapestry. The air is filled with the melodious symphony of birds within the floral forests, and the presence of stone staircases within deep sub-tropical valleys imparts a genuine sense of adventure.

Even seasoned trekkers will find this expedition a wonderful initiation into the Himalayas, especially when time is limited. The lodging options along this well-trodden path offer a high level of comfort, and the culinary offerings certainly do not fall short. And, needless to say, the mountains themselves perpetually showcase their stunning photogenic splendor!

Features of Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

The Ghorepani Poon Hill trek is a popular trekking route in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It's known for its stunning views of the Himalayan Mountains, beautiful landscapes, and unique cultural experiences. Here are some special features of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek:
Poon Hill Sunrise and Sunset View: One of the main highlights of this trek is the sunrise view from Poon Hill, which offers breathtaking panoramic views of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri mountain ranges, including prominent peaks like Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna South (7219m), and Dhaulagiri (8167m). The sunrise bathes the mountains in golden light, creating a surreal and awe-inspiring sight.
To observe the sunrise spectacle from Poon Hill, hikers typically commence their climb during the early morning hours, approximately at 4:30 am, starting from the adjacent tea house where they are lodged. The journey to the summit of Poon Hill spans roughly 45 minutes to an hour, contingent upon individual speed. Upon reaching the summit, adventurers have the opportunity to appreciate the splendid Himalayan vista and seize remarkable photographs that will be cherished for a lifetime.
While Poon Hill is famous for its sunrise view, it also offers stunning sunset views over the mountains. The changing hues of the mountains during sunset are equally captivating.

Ethnic Villages and Cultural Diversity: The trek passes through various traditional villages inhabited by Gurung and Magar communities. These villages provide an opportunity to experience the local culture, traditions, and lifestyles of the people living in the Himalayan region of Nepal. 
While trekking, you'll engage with the locals, immersing yourself in their practices and heritage. Their distinctive architectural style, featuring stone houses with thatched roofs, will captivate you. If your trek aligns with their festivities, you might experience their unique cultural events. The route also leads through Ghandruk, a picturesque town known for its traditional design, narrow pathways, and terraced fields. Exploring the local museum there allows insights into Gurung history and culture, given Ghandruk's standing as a prominent Gurung settlement.

Rhododendron Forests: The trekking trail takes you through lush rhododendron forests, which are especially vibrant during the spring season (March to April). The entire trail is adorned with colorful blossoms, creating a picturesque and enchanting environment. Within this region lies some of the world's most intricate and densely populated different species of rhododendron forests, which burst forth in an array of hues—pink, red, white, and purple. The trek presents an occasion to traverse these enchanting woods, where the fragrance of rhododendron blossoms imbues the surroundings with a magical ambiance. These forests of rhododendrons form a distinctive and breathtaking backdrop to the trekking path, rendering it an idyllic haven for both nature enthusiasts and photographers.

Natural Hot Springs: On the route of the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek, you'll encounter natural thermal springs that present an excellent opportunity to unwind and alleviate muscle fatigue following an extended day of trekking. These geothermal springs are situated within the village of Jhinu Danda, reachable after approximately 1.5 hours of trekking from Chomrong town. Nestled beside the Modi Khola River, the water temperature of these springs fluctuates between mild and warm, dictated by the time of year. The immersive experience of soaking in these organic thermal springs amidst the backdrop of Himalayan splendor is undeniably a memorable and captivating one.
Tea Houses and Lodges: Unlike many other trekking trails, the Ghorepani Poonhill Trekking trail offers a variety of cozy tea houses and lodges where you can rest and enjoy local meals. These charming accommodations not only provide respite but also foster opportunities for camaraderie with fellow trekkers. Amidst the frigid mountain environs, these cozy establishments emanate a welcoming ambiance, allowing you to forge connections and share tales of adventure. The blend of warm hospitality, shared experiences, and the stunning backdrop of the surrounding frosty landscapes creates a truly enriching and heartwarming atmosphere along your trek.

Itinerary
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  • Accommodation3*
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time1,400 m

Our team at Kathmandu International Airport will greet you upon arrival and transfer you to your hotel. Take the opportunity to rest and recover from jetlag before joining us for a special welcome dinner at an authentic Nepali restaurant. The cultural program and comfortable overnight stay at the hotel will help you fully experience the beauty and tradition of Nepal. 

  • Accommodation3*
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time820 m

After early morning breakfast, we will take a public tourist bus to Pokhara. The drive will takes approximately 7 hours which takes you through the scenic and winding road of Prithvi Highway that runs adjacent to Trishuli river upto Mugling and from Mugling, your trip is accompanied by Marsyangdi river. 

**option to take a 30 minutes flight to Pokhara is provided upon request.

  • AccommodationLocal teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time1,960 m

Take an early breakfast and get ready for the trekking. Today you will first take a short drive to Nayapul from Pokhara. From Nayapul, you will be starting your trekking. The trail from Nayapul is an easy trail where you walk through the stone-paved steps passing several small villages.  We will begin a 30 mins trek comprising a downhill descend through the classical forest of rhododendron along the banks of Modi River to reach Birethanti (1,015 m). It is a small village with many established shops and teahouses. Continuing the journey, we will be trekking for 5-6 hours on the trail that continues to the north bank of the Bhurungdi Khola and move up steeply to Hille (1,495 m). Eventually, the trail leads to Tikhedhunga (1,540 m) after a short climb. On the way, you will observe the eye-catching view of rice and millet fields. After crossing the Tikhedunga Khola on the suspension bridge, the trail begins to climb up quite steeply on a stone staircase that is more than 3200 steps. After climbing the hilltop we can see Mt. Annapurna south (7219 m.) and Hiunchuli (6441 m.). Enjoy the magnificent view of the mighty Himalayas from the hilltop of Ulleri. Overnight stay at Ulleri.

  • AccommodationLocal teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time2,860 m

A tough yet wonderful trekking day. Today you will be trekking through the dense rhododendron forest. The hiking will be more special if it is in the spring as the rhododendron blooms around with seven colors. Upon you reach Ghorepani, you will forget all the pains you had during the walking as the mountain views are just perfect and refreshing. Enjoy a hot cup of tea with awe-inspiring views of the mountains. Overnight at the teahouse.

  • AccommodationLocal teahouse
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time2,600 m

The best day of trekking. Wake up early morning, take your torchlight and start hiking up to Poon Hill (3,210 m) before the first ray of sun hits the ground as you don't want to miss the best opportunity to view the first rays of the sun kissing the snow-capped mountain. It takes one hour to get up to Poon Hill from Ghorepani. At Poon Hill, you can collect the superb sunrise view of sunrays embracing the top of the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalayan ranges. After spending some time admiring the sunrise, we will descend to Ghorepani. At Ghorepani, we will have our breakfast and we will start descending towards Tadapani. We will continue our descend for about 3-4 hours from Tadapani to reach Ghandruk. Ghandruk is one of the most beautiful places with beautiful and vibrant Gurung culture, foods, etc. that lies at the lap of the Annapurna range. Ghandruk has a lot to offer if you want to stroll around the village, the people, Gurung culture, landscapes, etc. Overnight at Ghandruk.

  • Accommodation3*
  • MealsB/L/D
  • Altitude/Time820 m

The final day of this trek from Ghandruk to Nayapul is approximately 13 km. The first 7 km is a gradual descent of 900 m with stone-paved stairs and a nice trail. Then the trail continues on a dirt road wide enough for smaller vehicles that go parallel with the river. We will stop for lunch at Birethanti and rest a bit and head back to the dusty trail for the final 2 km to reach Nayapul. In total, the trek will be about 6 hours, including stops.

Alternatively, you can go East, down & up across the river to Landruk, and take a more difficult trail South-West to Birethani. This trail has more ups & downs when it follows the more deeply carved East mountainside.

From Nayapul, we will take a bus or taxi to reach Pokhara which will take about 2 hrs. Upon reaching Pokhara you will be transferred to your hotel. Get fresh, rest a bit and start wandering through the vibrant streets of lakeside for a different environment. Enjoy your night at Pokhara

  • Accommodation3*
  • MealsBreakfast
  • Altitude/Time1,400 m

By Tourist Bus: - As your bus leaves early morning at 8 a.m., take an early breakfast and catch your bus from Tourist Bus Station and drive back to Kathmandu. On the way, the bus will stop for lunch.
By Private Vehicle: - You can also drive back with a private vehicle. Our company arranges private vehicle transportation to Kathmandu at our client's request. You are requested to add the request for the private vehicle while making the booking.
By Flight: Those who do not want to travel overland, or want to skip the long journey on the bumpy road can choose this option. The Flight will take around 30 minutes to get to Kathmandu.
In Kathmandu, you can do some last shopping in Thamel. Overnight at the hotel.

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After completing an amazing trip, this day you will be transferred to the airport to catch your returning flight. Trip Ends.

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Cost Details
What's Included
  • All the needed documents/permits for the trekking 
  • Experienced English-speaking trekking guide and his all expenses including insurance 
  • Porters for carrying bags (1 porter for 2 trekkers and carries 15kg-20kg) and their all expenses including insurance
  • Three meals (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner) during the trekking 
  • Teahouse accommodation during the trek 
  • Sleeping bags  (Need to return after the trekking)
  • First Aid Kit 
What's Excluded
  • Nepalese visa fee
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Travel insurance
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu and Pokhara 
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara in case of early arrival, late departure, and early return from the trekking
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, bottle or boiled water, shower, etc.)
  • Tips for guide(s), porter(s) and driver(s)
  • option by Kathmandu-Pokhara-Kathmandu by flight 
Dates & Price
Limited Seats Available
StartTuesdayFeb 27, 2024
EndTuesdayMar 05, 2024
StatusAvailable
FromUS $529
 
Useful Info

Best Time To Do Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek

Spring Season

The best time to do the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is the Spring Season. The weather is stable and pleasant, with mild temperatures during this time. These features allow trekkers to embark on this trek soothingly.

Similarly, during the Spring season, there are fewer chances of rainfall and snowfall, which makes navigation much more comfortable than in other seasons.

On top of that, the humidity level is favorable, and the surrounding is dry. Due to this, the trails are dry and crisp, which is considered best for navigation. This allows you to mitigate unforeseen circumstances such as injury and helps trekkers hike through the uphill routes more easily and safely.

Similarly, the temperature is very moderate, ranging from 10 to 24 degrees Celsius. It allows trekkers to have chilling adventures during this trek.

Moreover, the region around Ghorepani and Poon Hill is mostly remote. Spring, the season of colors, will welcome you to a wide range of colorful landscapes. The wildflowers are in full bloom, and the trees change their leaves during this time, allowing trekkers to enjoy the colorful variations.

Autumn Season

Autumn remains the best time to carry out the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, comprising a combination of favorable weather and beautiful scenes. This time of the year is characterized by temperate weather that is very pleasant for hiking.

Clear and dry weather ensures good visibility, which makes it a pleasure when trekkers feast their eyes on iconic peaks like Machhapuchhre, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Himchuli.

The culture also becomes an additional beauty of Ghorepani during Autumn. This comes with major festivals such as Dashain and Tihar, creating a celebratory mood during the trek. Taking part in such celebrations is a way of getting to know the customs of local people and their happy feasts, which are the victory of the light over darkness. 

Trekking in Ghorepani Poon Hill offers not only a sightseeing pleasure but also an opportunity to engage in a rich culture that culminates in unforgettable adventures.

The Off-Season Trek To Ghorepani Poon Hill | Can I Do It?

Of course, yes. Trekkers can embark on the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek during the Off-Season periods. There’s no blockade in doing so, but it is not recommended. The off-seasons, like monsoons and winter in Nepal, can be very harsh, bringing out several issues during your trek.

During monsoons, the heavy rainfall can cause navigation issues, bringing down natural hazards like landslides and floods upstream. Similarly, the winter season can be harsh due to extremely low temperatures and heavy snowfall. The temperature can go down to -5 Degrees Celsius, depending on the altitude.

These factors make navigation very uneasy due to the condition of the trails. The trails are covered in mud and rain during the monsoon season, while the winter brings snowy trails around the Ghorepani Poon Hill region.

Difficulty Level | Can I Do Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is considered as one of the easiest treks in Nepal. It is the most accessible trekking destination from Pokhara, which only lies within 40 kilometers (35.1km).

Those who are looking for a light trek but still meaningful should consider taking the Ghorepani Poon Hill trek. It is the most accessible trek close to Pokhara, making it ideal for trekkers with little time. It is only a four or five-day mini adventure with spectacular views and an enthralling story without compromise.

Trekkers only require a few days to explore the beauty that comes with this destination, as the trek’s schedule is carefully planned. The paths are maintained and not so hard and far-flung as the demanding tracks such as Everest Base camp, Manaslu circuit, and Kanchenjunga. Thus, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek caters for all types and levels of trekkers, including beginners.

The most notable point of the trek is sunrise sightseeing at Poon Hill, with magnificent views of different parts of the Annapurna and Dhaulagiri Mountain Range. It passes through picturesque villages, forested slopes of rhododendrons, and steeply cultivated terrain, resulting in some exposure to culture and nature.

To sum up, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Hike is a great alternative for visitors who want to explore the Annapurna area in a short period. The fact that it is an accessible trail with medium difficulty and great views explains its popularity among hikers.

Guided Trek To Ghorepani Poon Hill

The guided trek is the most recommended thing for Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. A guided trek allows you to embark on the journey more safely and in a managed way.

Since April 1, 2023, the Nepal Government and Nepal Tourism Board have made it compulsory to hire a professional guide for trekking in Nepal. And the rule has been activated to secure the safety of trekkers in remote locations. 

During remote treks like Ghorepani Poon Hill, many trekkers get injured, and some even get lost in the wilderness. To mitigate such issues in tourism, the compulsion of having a certified guide in a trekking team was made. So the guided trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill is only the option you have for now.

Why do we need a guide for Ghorepani Poon Hill trek?

Guides are essential for several reasons while you trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill. Here are some reasons:

Navigation: Ghorepani Poon Hill is a destination where the trail can be intricate sometimes, especially during off-seasons. With the help of a guide, trekkers can ensure that they stay on the right path and not get lost. Guides are acknowledged with the local route, so reaching the destination with them is easier.

Local Knowledge: Most guides are residents, so they know much more about the Ghorepani Poon Hill area than anyone. They feature knowledge about the local terrain, trail, culture, and people. With their help, trekkers can get valuable insights into the local lifestyle, dos and don’ts, routes, and traditions.

Safety: Having a professional guide in your team during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is essential for your safety as well. The trail to Ghorepani Poon Hill features several challenges, such as remote trails, weather challenges, and many more. A certified guide can assist in ensuring your safety as they are prepared for handling emergencies like altitude sickness and others.

Logistical Support: As mentioned, guides have extensive knowledge about the local region and can be very supportive while managing the logistics. While you trek to Ghorepani Poon Hill, you’re a total stranger with zero knowledge about the accommodations, meals, permits, and other information.

Here, guides can be vital in managing them and securing the best deals for you.

Cultural Immersion: Guides are a bridge between you and the local community. So, having them in your team enhances your cultural immersion with the locals. They can facilitate local interactions as well as can help you in communicating with the local people. It will help you understand the region in depth.

Support and Motivation: Sometimes, trekking can be physically demanding. Some trekkers might even lose hope of reaching their destination for the same reason. But with the help of your guides, you can always seek support, motivation, and encouragement. This allows you to have a soothing trek with enjoyable moments.

Essence of Porters: Just like guides, porters are also one of the most essential parts of the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. Porters usually help you carry your backpacks, luggage, and gear. This allows you to have an enjoyable journey to the most beautiful part of Nepal.

On top of that, the physical burden of trekkers is widely avoided as they don’t have to carry their essentials by themselves. A porter carries a maximum weight of 25kg, so it is wise to share the weight of two trekkers if their equipment is less or light-weight.

Average Cost of the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Permits and Fees

There are two permits required for the Ghorepani Poonhill Trek. They are:

  • Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) Permit
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) Card

Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit is required since the trail to Ghorepani Poon Hill is located inside the Annapurna Conservation Area. So, to enter the premises of this land area, trekkers must acquire this permit. Trekkers can get it from the Tourism Board in Kathmandu and Pokhara.

Considering the price, the Annapurna Conservation Area Project Permit costs NPR. 3000 per person for international trekkers. Trekkers from South Asia (SAARC Nations) must pay NPR. 1000 per person for it. Similarly, Nepalese trekkers can get this permit at only NPR. 100 per person.

Similarly, TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System) has a price of NPR. 2000 per person. You can get it from the Tourism Board.

Accommodation Fee

Accommodation along the trek is one of the integral parts where trekkers must allocate budget. The budget may vary from one accommodation service provider to another. For example, during your time at Pokhara, you will stay at a hotel, which charges you anywhere from $15 to over. But the tea houses on the trail will cost you around $5 to $10 per night.

These accommodation services come with varied amenities. Pokhara Hotels offers amenities like a personal bedroom with an attached bathroom, hot showers, and 24/7 electricity and internet services. But tea houses only come with shared bathrooms or dormitories. Similarly, other amenities are also limited.

Food & Meal Cost

During the trek, you will stay at a tea house serving you typical Nepali Cuisine, including Dal, Bhaat, and Tarkari. The cost ranges anywhere from $2 to $5 per meal. Similarly, breakfast and snacks also come in the same price range.

Guide and Porter Fees 

Guides must be hired compulsorily during the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek, so their fees must be allocated in advance. Guides can charge anywhere from $25 to $35 per day for helping you with navigation, cultural immersion, and other support. 

It is important to consider here that their experience and expertise level can highly influence the cost of hiring guides. Some experienced guides can also charge you up to $50 per day.

Similarly, porters charge you for helping you carry their backpacks and luggage during the trek. The average cost of hiring porters ranges from $20 to $30 daily.

Transportation Fee

Transportation fee is another aspect that contributes to the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. First, trekkers must reach Pokhara from Kathmandu, which can be done via two options: by flight or by drive.

The average cost of a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara is around NPR. 5000 to 7000. Similarly, the drive cost will come at around NPR. 2000 to 3000.

From Pokhara, trekkers must reach Nayapul to start the trek. Driving from Pokhara to Nayapul might cost anywhere from $1000 to $1500 per person.

Equipment and Gear Cost

Here are the required equipment and gear with their cost for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek:

Equipment

Cost

Trekking Boots

$60 - $150

Backpack

$80 - $200

Trekking Poles

$20 - $60

Waterproof Jacket

$60 - $150

Fleece Jacket

$30 - $80

Trekking Pants

$30 - $70

Base Layers

$20 - $50

Woolen Hat and Gloves

$15 - $40

Sunglasses

$20 - $50

Sleeping Bag

$50 - $150

Trekking Socks

$10 - $30

Headlamp/Flashlight

$15 - $40

Water Bottle/Water Purification

$15 - $40

First Aid Kit

$20 - $50

Trekkers always have the option to rent the required gear and equipment for the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek. They can rent it from different gear stores located in Thamel, Kathmandu. You can choose the quality gears at various prices, per your needs and budget.

This is also one of the best measures to mitigate your budget, as you should not buy the trekking gear alone. You can just get it on rent at a reduced price rate from the stores.

How To Get To Pokhara For The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek?

The Poon Hill trek begins in the beautiful Pokhara, located around 200 kilometers North West of Kathmandu. The road distance of 200 km can still take you 5 to 7 hours to reach there. It takes an hour by plane to get to Pokhara, though most people use the bus.

The trekking company usually begins their itinerary at Kathmandu, and then they take you straight to Pokhara for accommodation in the guest house. This will serve as your base camp before starting the Poon Hill Trek the next day. Most trekking firms operate buses to transport tourists from Kathmandu to Pokhara for the return journey.

However, trekking companies commonly utilize airplanes and personal shuttle vehicles to carry passengers. One needs approximately 6 to 7 hours to reach Pokhara from Kathmandu.

You may also choose to use the local bus to save money. You will take a local bus from Gongabu New Buspark in Kathmandu for this. It will land you directly at the Prithvi Chowk bus station in Pokhara.

Once you have purchased a bus ticket, a bus goes to Pokhara every hour. The ticket prices are between USD 3 and 5 per person.

Following our itinerary, we board a public tourist bus from Kathmandu to Pokhara and back.

When you arrive in Pokhara, you take a private car to the Nayapul trailhead of your trek. From Nayapul, you drive via a pitched road up to the Ulleri. You begin your trip from Ulleri and trek to Ghorepani and Poon Hill. On the last day of trekking, you will be transported to Pokhara from Nayapul via a bus or taxi.

FAQs
  • The Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek is a circuit in the lower part of the Annapurna Range. The highlight is reaching the summit viewpoint of Poon Hill itself at sunrise and seeing the panoramic views of the famous Annapurna region including Annapurna South, Annapurna I, Annapurna II, III, and IV, Dhaulagiri, Lamjung Himal, Gangapurna, Machhapuchhare and Manaslu.

    Trekkers will have a deep impression of this region as the trail travels through rhododendron forest, terraced slopes, paddy fields and lush vegetation. The warm welcome of the local Gurung and Magar villages is equally as enjoyable. Ghorepani itself is a village in central Nepal at an elevation of approximately 2874 meters (9429 ft) within the Annapurna Conservation Area.

  • Except in Monsoon, every time throughout the year is suitable to trek this route. But it can be done in Monsoon too if you are fully prepared for rain. The best time we recommend is From April to May and September to early December. During this time, the weather is super fine with clean blue sky and temperature is not too cold and not too hot. At the highest point of this trek, the maximum temperature reaches up to 18 Degree Celsius to 21 Degree Celsius. The minimum temperature may drop to 4-5 degree Celsius at morning. 

  • The Ghorepani Poonhill Trek is graded as easy trekking trail. The path is well trodden except some parts where it might be rocky and uneven. You will be ascending/ descending through steps as well. There is no need for any type of special equipment to trek through this region.

  • Yes, Electricity and Wi-Fi service are available in every resting place throughout this trail, However, the tea house charges you a little amount for using Wi-Fi and charging your gadgets

  • This trek is usually not much concerned with altitude sickness since the highest peak, Poon Hill, is elevated to 3,210m above sea level. Nevertheless, you must know the signs and ascend slowly to mitigate the chances.

  • Yes, the Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek can be extended or combined with other treks within the Annapurna area, like the Annapurna base camp trek. Trekking through an agent is better; you can design the trip according to your interest and fitness level.

  • You walk about 5-6 hours daily, covering around 10-15 kilometers on average. This itinerary was purposely made to enable acclimation and appreciation of the views.

  • Poon Hill lies at an elevation of 3,210 meters or 10,531 feet, which is the peak point of the hike. This ensures a slow increase in altitude, reducing the likelihood of altitude sickness.

  • ATM facilities are available in Nayapul and Pokhara, so carrying enough cash for the trek is advisable. In higher-altitude areas, cash transactions are more common.

  • While hiking along the trail, you encounter health posts and trekking agency evacuation plans. Travel insurance that caters to emergency evacuation of medical problems is a must if serious sickness occurs.

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    Rohit's friendly greeting at the airport made us feel like family throughout our trip. Adventure Altitude Treks looked after all the details, including fresh fruit and equipment for hiking. Ramesh, our guide, knew a lot and was also nice. He showed us Nepal's secret treasures. The ability to take pictures during the trip made it even more fun. They made sure you had a smooth, enjoyable adventure trip. I strongly suggest them to anybody looking at Nepal's beauty.

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    Going on the 10-day Ghorepani Poon Hill Trek with Adventure Altitude Treks, planned by Rohit and guided by Ramesh, was an amazing adventure. Rohit's careful planning and friendly welcome made the journey smooth. We began in Kathmandu and spent a few days discovering it. Then, someone drove us to Pokhara for more sightseeing around the town. Throughout the journey, Ramesh made sure we went at a good speed. He changed it according to what we needed. The amazing food during the trip was great, and the views were beautiful. However, winters made staying places cold - fire rooms helped to keep us warm. The trip was a nice mix of excitement and ease, making us fondly remember the great Annapurna area. Good job to the whole team for a great hiking trip.

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